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Though the City Pulse Pulsar Awards just happened, it doesn’t mean that you have to give up your love of theatre. Why not audition for a play? Lansing Community College is hosting auditions for the 1835 Russian classic, the “Government Inspector.”
Set in a small Russian village, the five-act play is a comedy, poking fun at a case of mistaken identity. The villagers expect a high-standing government official to visit their town, but when someone else is mistaken the official, the story begins.
Though it’s rare for a play to become a classic, the 19th century story is an exception. Even recently its Off Broadway performance at the Duke on 42nd Street Theater got it a rave review from the New York Times.
Auditions: The Government Inspector. Cold readings from script. Perusal scripts are available at the LCC. 7 - 10 p.m. Dart Auditorium, Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing.
CLASSES AND SEMINARS
Game Night at UrbanBeat. 5 - 8 p.m. FREE. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St. Lansing.
Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Learn speaking and leadership skills. 7 p.m. FREE for visitors. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6300.
Duplicate Bridge. Weekly activities at the senior center. 1 - 4 p.m. $2 members, $3 non members . Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos.
Take off Pounds Sensibly. Have a support system, lose weight. Wheelchair accessible. 6 p.m. FREE first visit. St. Therese Parish, 102 W. Randolph St., Lansing. (517) 487-3749.
LITERATURE AND POETRY
The Poetry Room Presents: Summer Love Open Mic. Bring original poems. Email to register. 7:15 - 9:45 p.m. FREE/ Donations accepted. Robin Theater, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, MI 48910 Lansing. 989-878-1810.
Poetry Room: Summer Love. Come dressed up with poems. To sign up email thepoetryroomfolks@gmail. com. 7:30 to 9 p.m. FREE/Donations accepted. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing.
Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty's. From 7 - 10 p.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485- 5287.
The Scratch Pilots Present: Turntable Tuesdays. Classic Rock 'n' Roll with hip-hop. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. FREE. The Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 482-6376.
Bingo, Bridge, and Euchre. Weekly activities at the senior center. 1 - 4:30 p.m. Cost Varies . Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos.
Biology on Tap - Professors, researchers, and biologists discuss world around them. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. FREE. The Loft, (At Harem Urban Lounge) 414 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing.
Crafternoons (Adults). Bring your craft project and join us in the library Community Room. 1 - 3 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Haslett Branch, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett.
Early Literacy Playtime (Ages up to 5). Stories and easy-to-make activities to help prepare children for reading. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Williamston Branch, 201 School St., Williamston.
Toastmasters. Leadership and speaking skills. 5 - 6:30 p.m. LCC West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing. 5174831314.
Overeaters Anonymous. Hope and support to lose weight. 7 p.m. Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road., Okemos. (517) 349-9536.
Speculative Book Discussion (Adults). This month: "Caves of Steel" by Isaac Asimov. 6:30 - 8 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing.
Trending Topics. Discuss local, state and national headlines. 7 - 8:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.