Dec. 22 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this mild temperature Thursday.

Primitive garage-rock duo Wahya’s performs tonight at the Avenue Café. Opening the show are local punks Scary Women and two brand new Lansing-based rock outfits: Half Tongue and Your Mom’s Worst Nightmare. The North Carolina-based Wahya’s comprises Joshua Johnson (guitar) and Lindsey Sprague (drums), with the pair sharing lead vocal duties. Johnson has spent time gigging with Paint Fumes, while Sprague has toured with the Trashettes and Daddy Issues. Wahya’s loose brand of fuzzy, psych-fueled rock ‘n’ roll is documented on the band’s 2014 digital single, featuring “Third Eye” and “Polarized Vision.” The tracks, which the band describes as “evil garage-gospel, like Johnny and June with less church,” were released on the Shipwrecked Records imprint and are available for streaming at Thursday, Dec. 22 @ The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 18+, donations, 8 p.m.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

(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.


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.

Wahya's. 8 p.m. FREE. Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

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

Kathleen and the Bridge St. Band, 9 p.m. Moriarty's, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing

Miranda & the M-80s, 4 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy

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


Festival of Trees. Showcase of holiday trees. 1-7 p.m. $5/kids FREE. Turner-Dodge House, 100 N. East St., Lansing.

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

CADL South Lansing Holiday Open House & Reindeer Visit. Meet live reindeer and enjoy holiday festivities. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing.

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

Mason Codependents Anonymous. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Mason First Church of the Nazarene, 415 E. Maple St., Mason.

Play with a Purpose. Toddlers talk, read, sing, write and play. 1-2 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324.

Tabletop RPG Night. Tabletop RPG games with classic pen and paper. 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351.

Winter Break Party. All-day activities for ages 6-10. Email 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $25. Lincoln Park, 620 W. Shepher St., Charlotte.