Paintings that Paint Themselves: Or, so it may seem. This art exhibit, running through Oct. 31, displays works of art that are the new face of abstract. The exhibit is on display at the Kresge Art Museum and is free. For more information, check out www.artmuseum.msu.edu
The Best of Local and National Comedy: The UAB, along with the Jewish Student Union, present a night of comedy Oct. 1. Featured will be Last Comic Standing finalist Dan Adhoot as well as a comedy competition. The event takes place at 9 p.m. at the International Center and is free for students.
Ambassador L. Paul Bremer: The World View Lecture Series begins Oct. 5 with U.S Ambassador L. Paul Bremer. Bremer, the former leader of the coalition in charge of rebuilding Iraq, is a terrorism and homeland security expert. His talk begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20. For more information, check out www.whartoncenter.com
Twelfth Night: Classic Shakespeare comes to life on stage through the MSU Theater Department Oct. 7 – 9 and 14 – 17 at the Wharton Center. The play begins at 7:30 p.m. on all nights except Oct. 17 which begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10, for more information, check out www.whartoncenter.com
Taste of Home Cooking School: Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with booths and tasty product samples Oct. 12 at the Breslin Center. The demonstration begins at 7 p.m. and features a free cookbook as well as a gift bag full of items perfect for the kitchen connoisseur. Tickets range from $10 – $20, for more information, check out www.breslincenter.com.
Tommaso Juglaris: A Capitol Artist: An exhibit at the Michigan Historical Museum that showcases the works of the artist that created the art inside the dome of the capital. Runs from Oct. 12 through Jan. 9, admission is free.
A Thousand Clowns: Lansing’s Riverwalk Theatre welcomes a heartwarming comedy running Oct. 14 – 17 and 21-24. This play, directed by Tom Ferris, follows a non-conformist trying to raise his young nephew while living in New York City. For showtimes and ticket prices check out www.riverwalktheatre.com
Humble Boy: Appearing both at the National Theatre and London’s West End, “Humble Boy” is now being performed at the BoarsHead Theatre in Lansing. Set in a present-day country garden, this play covers everything from love and lust to bee-keeping and the unified field theory. “Humble Boy” runs from Oct. 14 – 31, for ticket and showtime information, check out www.boarshead.org
Twyla Tharp: The World View Lecture Series continues at the Wharton Center Oct. 19 with Twyla Tharp, a choreographer and author. Tharp’s past achievements include creating over 130 dances, choreographing five Hollywood movies, two Broadway shows and receiving two Emmys. Her collaboration with Billy Joel has led to the popular Broadway hit “Movin’ Out” and has garnered her a Tony Award. The talk begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20. For more information, check out www.whartoncenter.com
Pilobolus Dance Theatre: The boundaries of movement are challenged Oct. 21 at the Wharton Center. Pilobolus Dance Theatre is an original modern dance company that seems to defy the laws of gravity as they form “impossible” shapes and movements. Tickets range from $15 to $28 for this performance which starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information, check out www.whartoncenter.com

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