Feb. 21 2017 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day and happy International Mother Language Day.

Comedy Coven, Lansing’s self-described “comedy witches,” celebrates its second anniversary with an all-female, all-LGBTQ February show. The trio’s latest show, “Fake and Gay,” explores themes of artifice, queer intimacy and overthinking. The evening features standup comedy from guest performers Rachel Gleason, Meagan Witt and Catye Palomino, as well as sketches written and performed by Comedy Coven co-founders Tricia Chamberlain, Stephanie Onderchanin and Emily Syrja. 8 p.m. $10. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. comedycoven.com.

Roundabout Theatre Co. brings Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall’s Tony-winning revival of “Cabaret,” to the Wharton Center stage next week. Set in a cabaret club in Berlin around 1931, the story follows Clifford, an American writer who develops a relationship with cabaret performer Sally Bowles. Drama unfolds within the Kit Kat Club, set against a backdrop of rising authoritarianism. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $41/$28 students.Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Bach Stress Relief Q&A. Learn how to deal with stress using flower essences. 6:30-8 p.m. $5-10 suggested donation. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3, Lansing. (810) 938-2410, willowstickceremonies.com.

Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. $3. Gier Community Center, 2400 Hall St., Lansing. crisisrfc.com.

Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Learn public speaking and leadership skills. See website for schedule and locations. 7 p.m. FREE for visitors. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-2697, 639.toastmastersclubs.org.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Have a support system, lose weight. Wheelchair accessible. 6 p.m. FREE first visit. St. Therese Church, 102 W. Randolph St., Lansing. tops.org.

Writing a Business Plan: Your Roadmap to Success. Workshop on marketing, finance, legal and more. Call to register. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-1921, ow.ly/muai306GC9J.

Yawn Patrol Toastmasters. Speaking and leadership skills. See web for details. 7-8:30 a.m. FREE for visitors. MICA Gallery, 1210 N. Turner St., Lansing. yawnpatrol.com

Secret Keys to the Kingdom. 7-week class to improve health, career, relationships, finance and spirituality. 1-3 p.m. Donations welcome. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes St., Lansing. unitylansing.org.

Literature and Poetry

ToddlerTime. Storytime to build prereading skills. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.


Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty's. 7-10 p.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5287.


Comedy Coven XXIV: Fake and Gay. Comedy shorts, stand up and more. 8 p.m. $10. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. comedycoven.com.

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.

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.

Knitting and Crochet Group. All ages and all levels welcome. 11 a.m.-noon. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Lansing Community College Job & Internship Fair. Employers of full-time, part-time, internships and more. Register online. 2-5 p.m. Lansing Community College West, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing. lcc.edu/ces/workthere.

LCC West Toastmasters. Public speaking group. 5-6:30 p.m. LCC West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-1314, lccwest.toastmastersclubs.org.

Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. 5:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 515-5559, coda.org.

Overeaters Anonymous. For those struggling with food. 7 p.m. Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos. (517) 505-0068, oa.org.


Cabaret. 50th anniversary of acclaimed musical. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $41. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

Theatre2Film. A family haunted by the past tries to move on. First shown onstage, then on film. 7:30 p.m. $17/$12 MSU students. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. theatre.msu.edu.