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Calendar of Events

Monday, January 14, 2013






 
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 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. 

Tuesday Winter Democratic Rides: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues., Dec.-Mar. The assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination. Also, riders can start at 11 a.m. from the gazebo in downtown Dexter (994-5908). Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
10 a.m., meet at Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 545-0541. [map]

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 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool and Toddler Storytime: Dexter District Library.

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Every Mon.-Thurs., Jan. 14-Mar. 7. Storytelling programs for kids ages 18 months-3 years (Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 10:30 a.m.) and 3-5 years (Mon. & Thurs., 11:30 a.m. and Tues., 1 p.m.). Also, a combined toddler and preschooler storytime (Wed., 11:30 a.m.).
Various times, DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]

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 1:45 p.m. 

"Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel": Michigan Theater.

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(Lisa Immordino Vreeland, 2011). Documentary about this influential editor of Harper's Bazaar.
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, 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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 4-5:30 p.m. 

Ben Bernanke: U-M School of Public Policy Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy.

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Talk on a topic TBA by this Federal Reserve chairman.
4-5:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free. 764-2557. [map]

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 4:30 p.m. 

"Chasing Ice": Michigan Theater.

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(Jeff Orlowski, 2012). Documentary about the effort to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers using time-lapse cameras.
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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 5:30-7 p.m. 

Field Hockey Training Sessions.

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Weekly indoor winter (January-March) training sessions for high school aged and YOUNGER field hockey athletes. All skill levels welcome, even first timers. For more details check our website www.ferdelanchc.com
U of M Sport Coliseum, 721 S. Fifth St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $38 per session ($35 per session, if you register for all 10). maren.langford@me.com. maren.langford@me.com www.ferdelancehc.com [map]

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 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor YAG Audition Call for Grades 6--9: Ann Arbor Young Actors Guild.

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Audition call for grades 6--9 for The Hound of the Baskervilles, a comic thriller adapted by Kent R. Brown. It will be directed by Anna Valaskova.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive. Free. dan@aayag.org www.aayag.org [map]

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 6-9 p.m. 

Lamaze Condensed Childbirth Class: Lamaze Family Center.

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Our premier, comprehensive childbirth class is designed for pregnant women and their partners who prefer a more condensed format. This in-depth, interactive 6-hour series meets either all-day Saturday or two consecutive Sunday afternoons or two consecutive Monday nights. The series covers a wide range of topics in-depth based on Lamaze International's Six Healthy Birth Practices, including:
•the various stages of labor, birth, and early postpartum;;
•relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures and positions for labor and delivery;
•partner's role with laboring mom;
•pain management options and birth interventions; hospital procedures, and Cesarean birth.

All of our childbirth educators are highly trained, active in the birth community and are Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators (LCCE).

The cost of this class also includes a two-hour breastfeeding class. After you complete your registration, we will email you the code to register for your free class.
University of Michigan East Medical Center, 4260 Plymouth Rd. 185.00. 734.973.1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]

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 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

"Soul-Satisfying Salads to Get You Through The Winter": Ann Arbor Cooks!.

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Fueling your workout, willpower, and sense of well-being starts in the kitchen! By incorporating lean proteins and applying the right preparation techniques for them, you'll experience how the already good-for-you greens and vegetable salads will become nutritious, power-packed and deliciously satisfying meals. You will learn the building blocks to salad dressings that help make healthful decisions without compromising flavor and punch, and with enough variations so that it never becomes common. Menu: Mediterranean Tuna Compote Salad; Salmon-Glazed Mock Sushi Salad; Grilled Holloumi (Greek cheese) Salad; Tuscan Arugula, Lemon and Parmigiano Salad; Salad Nicoise (Classic French Salad of Seared Tuna, Green Beans, Potatoes & Olives).
Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Quilt artist Carole Harris discusses her nontraditional tapestries that have been exhibited in national museums and galleries. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 665-0703. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Auditions for Pirates of Penzance: UMGASS (University of Michigan Gilbert & Sullivan Society).

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The boisterous daughters of a modern major-general, an hilarious troupe of policemen, and the irrepressible Pirates of Penzance will commandeer the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre stage from April 11-14, 2013. Join the merriment! Roles available for SATB chorus and all principals including Frederic, Mabel, Ruth and Major-General Stanley. Prepare 32 bars of a piece from opera, comic opera or musical theater - accompanist provided. A short dance combination will be taught at the end of each hour. Cold readings and singing from the score may be required at callbacks. Displaying a sense of swagger and/or Victorian charm is strongly encouraged. Sign up for audition times between 7:00 and 10:00 pm on January 14, 15 or 16 by attending the UMGASS Mass Meeting at 7:30 pm on Sunday, January 13 at the Michigan League, or e-mail umgassexec@umich.edu to request an audition time-slot. No UM affiliation required; walk-ins welcome.
Student Theater Arts Complex (STAC), near UM Stadium, 1201 Kipke Drive. Free. umgassexec@umich.edu http://www.umgass.org [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Big Appetite, Small Mouth": Trout Unlimited.

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Fisherman Jon Ray discusses this fly-fishing DVD tutorial he helped create and discusses big water bass fishing. DVD signing. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by dinner and drinks.
7 p.m., Creekside Bar & Grill grounds, 5827 Jackson Rd. Free (buy your own food & drinks). mouradia@gmail.com. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Somewhere in Time Book Discussion Group": Dexter District Library.

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Nov. 12: Simon Winchester's A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906. Jan. 14 & Feb. 11: books TBA.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine St., Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Surrounded on All Sides": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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Historian Ralph Naveaux discusses the Battle of the River Raisin in the War of 1812.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Dr. (off McAuley Dr. from Huron River Dr.). Free. (517) 750-2741. [map]

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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"University Musical Society Night School: 100 Years of UMS at Hill Auditorium": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Jan. 14 & 28. U-M musicology professor Mark Clague leads a discussion about upcoming and recent UMS concerts in the context of 100-years of music in Hill Auditorium. Jan. 14: "Jazz in the Hall." The rich history of UMS jazz concerts in Hill, including the upcoming tribute to Jazz from Cass Corridor in Jan. 21 (see listing). Jan. 28: "Global Beats." The history of global music performances at Hill, including recent shows by Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan and Angelique Kidjo.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4255, 764-2538. [map]

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 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; dances this month are particularly beginner-friendly.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241. [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"What Treasures I Found at AAPEX": Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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All invited to join club members for a group discussion of goodies found at last November's stamp show.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free admission. 761-5859. [map]

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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Joel Hastings: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by this Canadian-born Ann Arbor-based pianist, a U-M grad whom the Detroit Free Press praises for his blend of "gale force power with spontaneity and intelligence." The all-Carter Pann program includes a performance by composer-pianist Pann and is highlighted by The Piano's 12 Sides, a work Pann wrote for Hastings. Pann's music is known for its blend of crafty idioms, subtle humor, and haunting melodies.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

Marc Cohn: The Ark.

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Rare performance by this reclusive singer-songwriter known for his resonant baritone and his introspective lyrics, who won a Best New Artist Grammy in 1991 for "Walking in Memphis." His 2007 CD Join the Parade is a collection of soulfully reflective songs that intertwine Cohn's responses to a pair of disasters, Hurricane Katrina and an earlier 2005 incident in Denver when he was shot in the head by a carjacker. Cohn's new CD, Listening Booth: 1970, is a collection of fresh takes on songs of that era, from Smokey Robinson's "The Tears of a Clown" to the Grateful Dead's "New Speedway Boogie" to Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic." Opening act is Rebecca Pidgeon, a veteran actress and musician whose new Grammy-nominatd CD Slingshot is a collection of originals that includes songs cowritten with singer-songwriters Timothy Bracy and Freedy Johnston and her husband, playwright David Mamet.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $45 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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