Oct. 20 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this partly cloudy Thursday.

Riverwalk Theatre Co. serves up a batch of classic British humor — complete with slapstick gags and deadpan innuendo — with its latest production, “Are You Being Served?” The play, based on the popular British sitcom of the ‘70s and ‘80s, follows the employees of Grace Brothers department store on their company vacation to Spain. While staying at a one-star bargain hotel, the crew goes through an unfortunate series of events involving tropical heat, foreign crumpets and a pair of Union Jack knickers. The play features several of the show’s outrageous characters, including the eccentric Mrs. Slocombe, lusty Mr. Lucas and beautiful Miss Brahms. 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $15/$12 seniors, students and military. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

Michigan State University: a place for students, professors, Sparty and — spooky specters? MSU Campus Archaeology and the MSU Paranormal Society team up for a guided walking tour of historic sites on campus where paranormal activity has been reported. Along the way, walkers learn about archaeological projects and paranormal investigations on campus. The tour meets at the Beaumont Tower and is family friendly. 7 p.m. FREE. 375 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. campusarch.msu.edu.

Aziza, a newly minted jazz supergroup coming to the Wharton Center Thursday, throws veteran bassist Dave Holland in with three of the most creative musicians in the world: guitarist Lionel Loueke, saxophonist Chris Potter and drummer Eric Harland. Potter pitched the idea of forming a group to Holland in late 2014, and they began their first tour in the summer of 2015. “(Jazz) represents the highest elements of what it is to be a human being in a group,” Holland said. “I feel like music is such a great representation of idealizing what society could be in terms of how we relate to each other. It certainly changed my life.” 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20.50/$18 students. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Lunch at the Senior Center. Call day before to order meal. Noon-1 p.m. $5.75/$3 suggested donation for ages 60 and up. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.

(TOPS) Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 5:15 p.m. Meeting 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. Room 207, Haslett Middle School, 1535 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 927-4307.

A Course in Miracles. Four-week workshop on peace and forgiveness. 7-9 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes, Lansing. (517) 371-3010, unitylansing.org.

Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All levels welcome. 6-8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale St., Lansing. crisisrfc.com.

Celebrate Recovery. For all hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing, (517) 492-1866.

Literature and Poetry

Chipmunk Story Time: Big Pumpkin. Story and nature activities for preschoolers. 10-11 a.m. $3. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.


Open Mic @ The Colonial Bar & Grill. Weekly bring-your-own-instrument open mic. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. FREE. The Colonial Bar & Grille, 3425 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. (517) 882-6132.

Aziza. All-star jazz group. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $20.50/$18 students, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

Open Mic, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

Lee Groove, 7 p.m. Champions, 2440 N. Cedar St.

Mike Skory & Friends, 8:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.

XXXL BANGERS, 9 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

Menzo, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

ShotGuns & Violins, 8:15 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Mark Sala, 8 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.

Frog Open Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.


Are You Being Served? British comedy based on TV show. 7-9 p.m. $15/$12 seniors and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.


Apparitions and Archaeology: A Haunted Campus Tour. Guided tour of archaeological sites and alleged MSU hauntings. 7-8 p.m. FREE. 375 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. campusarch.msu.edu.

After School Action Program. Light meal, tutoring and activities. 4-6 p.m. FREE. Eastside Community Action Center, 1001 Dakin St., Lansing.

After School Teen Program. For teens in grades 7-12. 2:30-5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351- 2420, elpl.org.

12-Step Meeting. AA/NA/CA all welcome. In room 209. Noon to 1 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St., Lansing.

Drum Circle. Drumming session where the vibration of drumbeats encourages meditation. 7-9 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Inner Ascended Masters Ministry, 5705 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. lightiam.org

Ladies Silver Blades Figure Skating Club. All skill levels welcome. Lessons, practice and fun. 9:30-11:20 a.m. $5. Suburban Ice, 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing. (517) 881-2517, ladiessilverblades.com.

Mason Codependents Anonymous. A fellowship to develop healthy relationships. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Mason First Church of the Nazarene, 415 E. Maple St., Mason. (517) 515-5559, coda.org.

MSU Archives: The Civil War in Michigan. Discussion of diaries, letters and photos from the American Civil War. 6:15-7:15 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Leslie Branch, 201 Pennsylvania St. Leslie. (517) 589-9400.

Runway Soiree & Belle Row Fashion Show. Anniversary celebration fashion show. 6-10 p.m. $25. The Runway - Knapp's Centre, 300 S. Washington Ave., Suite 100 Lansing. (517) 702-3387, runwayandbellerow.eventbrite.com.

Sample Return from Asteroids and Mars: Promise, Progress, and Prospects. Michael Velbel, professor in the geological sciences, leads lecture. 7:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4672, ow.ly/UdHU304f5yD.

Scarecrow-making Workshop. Make a life-sized scarecrow. 4:30-5:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos.

Senior Reminiscing Series. Fun and nostalgia remembering times gone by. 12:30-1:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Williamston Branch, 201 School Street, Williamston.