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Calendar of Events

Sunday, January 6, 2013






 
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Jackson County Brunch Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Moderate-paced ride, 25-50 miles, along the less traveled roads of scenic Jackson County.
9 a.m., meet at Cavanaugh Lake Park, Cavanaugh Lake Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, 3.2 miles west of Chelsea. Free. 994-5908. [map]
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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Holidays: Hot vs. Cold": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Dec. 26-Jan. 6. Family-friendly hands-on activities that explore temperatures.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Mon.-Fri., except Jan. 1) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun. & Jan. 1), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 (members & infants, free) regular museum admission. 995-5439. [map]
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 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Winter Hike, Potluck, and Nature Photo Sharing": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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A 1-hour hike followed by a potluck and slide shows of nature photos. Bring 10-15 photos on a disc or flash drive, if you wish.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Park Lyndon south, east parking lot, North Territorial Rd. (15 miles west of US-23), Dexter. Free. 971-6337, ext. 334.
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 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a very relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Mitchell Field, Fuller Rd. Free. hac_ultimate@ameritech.net, 846-9418.
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 Afternoon time TBA 

U-M Men's Basketball vs. Iowa.

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Time TBA, Crisler Center. $5-$22. 764-0247.
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

Life of Pine Art Show: Ypsilanti District Library.

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The Life of Pine art show with pastels and watercolors by Ypsilanti artist, Dennis Gordon will be at Ypsilanti's Whittaker Road Library until January 30. The theme of the art show is the life and times of an Eastern White Pine tree. The show chronicles the dangerous and dramatic life of a pine tree.
While one might not think of a pine tree's life as all that exciting, it is filled with uncertainties and whether the pine tree recognizes it as such, plenty of beauty and drama pass before it.
Whittaker Road Ypsilanti Library, Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. dennishgordon@yahoo.com dennisartist.imagekind.com
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 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Comic Artists Forum": Ann Arbor District Library.

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New Hampshire-based comics artist Dani Jones, creator of the webcomic My Sister, the Freak and the Halloween comic short Frosty the Gourdman, discusses (via Skype) how she juggles her work as a comics creator and a children's book illustrator.
1-3 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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Every Sun. Docent-led tour, with audience participation, of highlights of UMMA collections.
1 p.m. UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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Every Sat. & Sun. and Jan. 2-4. Four different audiovisual planetarium shows. The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat. & Jan. 2-4, 1:30 Sat. & Sun, & Jan. 2-4, & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky. Season of Light (2:30 p.m. Jan. 2-4) is an audiovisual show about various ancient and modern solstice celebrations, including Christmas and Hanukkah. Light Years from Andromeda (Sat. 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show narrated by Star Trek actor Michael Dorn that shows the changes that occurred on Earth during the 2.8 million years it took a light beam to travel from Andromeda. Black Holes (Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an animated show that begins with the formation of the early Universe and the birth and death of stars and concludes with a simulated flight to a supermassive black hole lurking at the center of the Milky Way. Note: There is a different planetarium show on MLK Day (see Jan. 21 listing).

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Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 2-5 p.m. 

Square Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Marlin Whitaker calls to music by the Root Cellar String Band. Beginners welcome. No partner necessary. Wear clean, nonmarking shoes.
2-5 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $8 (students, $5; kids age 14 & under with a parent, free; $1 discount for members). 994-6494. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: New Year's Greetings from Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m., Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. (Kerrytown). Free. 769-3115. [map]
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 2, 5:20, & 8:40 p.m. 

"Les Miserables": Michigan Theater.

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(Tom Hooper, 2012). Adaptation of the Broadway musical, itself an adaptation of Victor Hugo's sweeping epic of 19th-century Parisian life. Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway.
Michigan Theater. Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME. [map]
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 2:30, 5, & 8 p.m. 

"Hyde Park on Hudson": Michigan Theater.

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(Roger Michell, 2012). Drama about the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin, Margaret Suckley. Bill Murray, Laura Linney.
Michigan Theater. Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Pokemon League: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. All invited to play this popular card game and trade cards with other players.
3 p.m., Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. Free. 786-3746. [map]
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 3 p.m. 

"Behind the Scenes: Research and Exhibits": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute interactive demo exploring the scientific collections that are the basis for the museum's research and how museum staff prepare its exhibits.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Benjamin West: General Wolfe and the Art of Empire": UMMA.

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UMMA Western art curator Carole McNamara discusses the current exhibit of military paintings that is highlighted by West's iconic 1776 painting, The Death of General Wolfe, which flouted the conventions of the time and became one of the most celebrated paintings in Britain.
3 p.m., UMMA Taubman Gallery, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Fire Within": Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Screening of this video about potter M.C. Richards, a central figure in the early 50s New York avant-garde art scene.
4 p.m., Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 662-4914. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Robert Satterlee: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Bowling Green State University piano professor Satterlee is joined by horn player Andrew Pelletier and violinist Elizabeth Suh Lane for a program of chamber works including Mozart's Sonata in F major, Piazzolla's Milonga en re, Schumann's Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano, and Brahms' Horn Trio in E-flat major.
7 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Festival of Three Kings": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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All invited to a reading of the story of the 3 wise men from the Gospel of Luke and an informal enactment of the story. Cake.
7 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 276-5294. [map]
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 7-8:15 p.m. 

"Tibetan Singing Bowl Session": The Himalayan Bazaar.

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All invited to lie down on mats while Leah Mitchell plays Tibetan singing bowls, instruments whose music is said to restore harmony and balance.
7-8:15 p.m., Himalayan Bazaar, 218 S. Main. $15; preregistration recommended. ofglobal@aol.com, 997-7229. [map]
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 7:15-7:45 p.m.  Free! 

"There Is No Rose of Such Virtue": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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Local cellist Debra Lonergan is joined by Baroque violinist Paula Kilhidis and harpist Vincent Kilhidis, a mother-and-son duo from Cologne, Germany, for a program of exquisite early-music arrangements of Christmas music.
7:15-7:45 p.m., St. Andrew's, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518.
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Rev. Robert B. Jones: The Ark.

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The longtime former host of WDET's Blues from the Lowlands and an ordained Baptist minister, Jones is an excellent singer and guitarist, with a huge repertoire that draws on Delta, Texas, Chicago, and other blues traditions, along with other genres of traditional African American music. His band includes his wife, vocalist Sis Bernice Jones.
7:30 p.m., p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $15 in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio, the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), and theark.org; and at the door.To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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