Nov. 2 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this partly-cloudy Wednesday.

Lansing-based hip-hop artist James Gardin is trying to fill a void in Lansing. And it’s not the first time he’s taken a stab at it. In 2008, Gardin and a friend began a monthly hip-hop show, Soul’d Out, at the now-defunct 621 bar in downtown Lansing. After a year, they called it quits. Read about how Gardin revives the show with Soul'd Out II, taking place today at the Robin Theatre, in this City Pulse article.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Starting a Business. Workshop on businesses. Call or register online. 9-11 a.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Sq., Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921,

Gentle Yoga. Relaxing pace class suitable for beginners. 11 a.m.-noon. First class FREE/$5/$3 members. Williamston High School, 3939 Vanneter Road, Williamston.

Smart Recovery. A science-based addiction recovery support group. 1-2:30 p.m. FREE. Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St., Lansing.

Literature and Poetry

Kate Snodgrass. Conversation at 3 p.m. Gallery reading at 7 p.m. RCAH Auditorium in Snyder-Phillips Hall, on the corner of Dormitory Road and Bogue Street, MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 884-1932.


Claude Bolling Jazz and the Asbury Brass. Tess Miller, Gerardo Ascheri and the Asbury Brass perform jazz and old-time favorites. 1-2 p.m. FREE. Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (616) 292-1884,


Family Storytime. Ages up to 6 engage in stories and songs. 10:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Williamston Branch, 201 School Street, Williamston.

Allen Farmers Market — Indoor Season. Locally grown, baked and prepared foods. 2:30-7 p.m. FREE. Allen Farmers Market, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3911,

Alcoholics Anonymous. A closed step meeting. 6 p.m. Donations. Pennsylvania Ave. Church of God, 3500 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 899-3215.

ICACS Whisker Wednesday. Pet adoptions. All animals spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Noon-6 p.m. Ingham County Animal Control, 600 Curtis St., Mason. (517) 676-8370.

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,