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What's up in Lansing: Summer theater and more

Here's what's going on in town today


Good day on this muggy Thursday.

When New York Landscaper Bob Malone stumbles onto an outdoor production of “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” he immediately gets sucked into Shakespeare’s prose. The show has such an impact on him that Malone sets out to write a new Shakespeare play, which he stages in his garage. Ages 12 and up are invited to enjoy the show. 8 p.m. FREE. Summer Circle Courtyard, Auditorium Road between the Auditorium Building and the Kresge Art Center, MSU Campus. (517) 355-6690, theatre.msu.edu/sct.

Lansing Community College kicks off its summer theater season with a whirlwind tour of Greek mythology. With the clock ticking in front of everyone’s eyes, “The Iliad, The Odyssey, And All Of Greek Mythology In 99 Minutes Or Less” whips through the classics at a breakneck pace. From silly decisions to absurd destinies, the legendary characters are presented at lightning speed as the cast races to get to the end of the story before the timer hits zero. 7 p.m. FREE. LCC’s campus between Dart Auditorium and the Gannon Building, with Dart Auditorium as the rain location. (517) 483-1488, lcc.edu/showinfo.

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.

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.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 5:15 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. New Hope Church, 1340 Haslett Road, Haslett. (517) 927-4307.Music

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.

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

Reggae Lou, 6 p.m. Fieldhouse, 213 Ann St.

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

Steve Cowles, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

Chris Laskos, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

Alistar, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Last Call, 8:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

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

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

Craig Hendershott, 7 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr.


Acting Up Theatre Company. Musical comedy "The Curse of the Couch Potato." 1:30-2:15 p.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing.

Chapatti. Two lonely animal lovers form a bond. 8 p.m. $23/$21 seniors and military/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

The Explorers Club. Wacky historical comedy set in London. 8 p.m. $11/$9 seniors/$7 students. The Ledges Playhouse, 137 Fitzgerald Park Dr., Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579, overtheledge.org.

Book of Mormon. Religious satire musical. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $48. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.


Drum Circle. Meditation through drumbeats. 7-9 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Inner Ascended Masters Ministry, 5705 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. lightiam.org.

Film Movement Series. Today's film: Secrets of War (Netherlands). 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021.

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.

Drop-In Coloring Group. Adults color, supplies provided. 6-7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.


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