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Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 17, 2013






 
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 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

30-Minute Dinners: Ann Arbor Cooks!.

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Are you in a cooking rut? Are you always in a hurry to get dinner on the table? This class is here to help you out! Pizza, pasta, potato -- these are dinner dishes for the busy family this winter. The best part? They're all faster than takeout AND homemade! Menu: Spinach Stuffed-Chicken Breast with Mac-n-Cheese; Sausage and Potato Casserole with Mushrooms and Green Beans; Faux Risi i Bisi - Risotto with Pan-roasted Tilapia. 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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 10 a.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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 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Generations: Bridging the Divide": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs., Jan. 10-Feb. 14. A series of 6 weekly lectures by various speakers.

Jan. 10: Generations United executive director Donna Butts discusses "Policy and the Social Compact: Can We Move from Silos to Solidarity?"

Jan. 17: Penn State intergenerational programs and aging professor Matt Kaplan on "Adventures in Intergenerational Programming." <

i>Jan. 24: A Burns Park Players representative TBA on "The Burns Park Players: A Multigenerational Neighborhood Community Theater Group."

Jan. 31: "Echoes from WWII." Panel discussion with talks by former Ann Arbor Public Schools superintendent Scoott Westerman on "From Europe to the Philippines with the 86th (Blackhawk) Infantry Division," retired U-M mechanical engineering professor John A. Clark on "The Aerial Bombing of Germany 1944-45: A View from the Cockpit," and former NFL referee Art Holst on "Into Germany with General Patton's Third Army and War's End."

Feb. 7: Seattle Housing Authority development director Stephanie Van Dyke on "Multigenerational Communities."

Feb. 14: U-M Institute for Social Research research scientist Toni Antonnucci on "Intergenerational Relations: Conflict, Support, and Interdependence."

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10-11:30 a.m., Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Rd. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture at the door. 998-9351. [map]

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 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Sound, Imagination, and Technical Realization: How Voicing, Pedaling, Resonance, and Projection Can Enhance One's Conception of Sound": Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild.

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Lecture-demonstration by MSU piano professor Derek Polischuk.
10 a.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 665-5346. [map]

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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Motawi Tileworks Tour.

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Every Thursday at 11am, Motawi Tileworks offers a free tour of the Tileworks. You can scope out our studio, meet our staff, and watch the tilemaking process up close. No need to make a reservation - just show up! Best for ages 8 to adult.
Motawi Tileworks, 170 Enterprise Drive. Free. 734-213-0017. motawi@motawi.com www.motawi.com [map]

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 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Jan. 3: Local physician Thomas Clark leads snowflake making. Jan. 10: classical, jazz, and tango by the flute-guitar duo of Tracy Kash Thomas and Duane Allen Harlick. Jan. 17: New York artist Alli Berman demonstrates her PuzzleArt therapy activities. Jan. 24: Jazz standards, originals, and Latin jazz by Edie Herrold & Red Shoes. Jan. 31: Classical and jazz piano by Jim Vincent.
12:10 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]

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 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

International Neighbors.

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A local seafood expert TBA answers questions about the preparation of seafood. All area women invited. Nursery care provided for preschoolers. Refreshments.
1-2:30 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church social hall, 1500 Scio Church Rd. Free. international-neighbors.org. 995-1645. [map]

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 1-2:30 p.m. 

New Horizons Band: Saline Senior Center.

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Bring a band instrument. Beginners are asked to call ahead to set up lessons.
7-8:30 p.m. (Tues.) and 1-2:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Liberty School band room, 7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., Saline. Free. 429-1742. [map]

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 1 p.m. 

"Aida": Quality 16.

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Live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi's celebrated opera, a drama set in ancient Egypt about an enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with Radames, a heroic young Egyptian warrior desired by the Egyptian king's daughter. Stars Liudmyla Monastryska, Roberto Alagna, and Olga Borodina. The broadcast is reprised on tape Jan. 16 & 17 (see listings).
12:55 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Tickets $23 (seniors, $20; kids age 12 & under & students, $13.50) in advance at gqti.com/met.aspx and at the door. 623-7469. [map]

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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Better Off Read Book Discussion Group": Dexter District Library.

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Nov. 15: Amy Bloom's epic novel Away, set in the 1920s about a Russian woman who immigrates to America after her family's murder, and her return-journey home upon learning her daughter may be alive. Dec. 20, Jan. 17, & Feb. 21: books TBA.
2 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]

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 3 & 8 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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 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Claiming Citizenship: African Americans in New Deal Photography": U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

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Panel discussion with U-M English professor Sara Blair and others. In conjunction with the new exhibit (see Galleries). Reception follows.
4-6 p.m., 2239 Lane Hall, 204 S. State. Free. 764-9537. [map]

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 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Claiming Citizenship: African Americans in New Deal Photography": U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

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Panel discussion with U-M English professor Sara Blair and others. In conjunction with the new exhibit. Reception follows.
4-6 p.m., 2239 Lane Hall, 204 S. State. Free. 764-9537. [map]

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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Crea-evolutionism: Challenges from the Cosmos to Everybody's Fundamentalisms": Center for Faith & Scholarship/Au Sable Graduate Fellows.

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Lecture by Regent College (Vancouver) philosophy professor Loren Wilkinson.
4 p.m., 1040 Dana Bldg., 430 East University. Free. 668-7421. [map]

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 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Geography of Colorants": U-M Clark Library.

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Opening of this exhibit based on and inspired by U-M researcher Melissa Zagorski's thesis The Geography of Significant Colorants: Antiquity to the Twentieth Century. The exhibit explores the use of color in antique maps and the geographical origins of the colorants used to make them. The exhibit runs through May 3.
4-7 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library, 2nd floor. Free. 764-0410. [map]

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 5-8:30 p.m. 

"Rush Hour Relief": Cranbrook Whole Foods Market.

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Every Thurs. Whole Foods staffers discuss wine. Tastings with cheese and appetizers. Topics include Syrah from the U.S. (Jan. 3), Oregon favorites (Jan. 10), Chianti (Jan. 17), Charles Smith wines (Jan. 24), and Michigan wines (Jan. 31). Also, Michigan beer tastings (5-7 p.m., prices vary), with representatives from Original Gravity Brewing Company (Jan. 4) and Dark Horse Brewing Company (Jan. 18).
5-8:30 p.m., Whole Foods wine bar, 990 W. Eisenhower, Cranbrook Village shopping center. $17. 997-7500. [map]

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 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

"Renoir and Surrealist Paris in Black & White": U-M School of Art & Design Penny Stamps Lecture Series.

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Screening of Sur un air de Charleston, a silent 1927 short film directed by Renoir, set in 2028 Paris, about a mysterious African explorer who meets a beautiful young Parisian dancer. The film is accompanied by live original music by clarinetist Olivier Thémines and pianist Guillaume Hazebrouck. Followed by a lecture by anthropologist Emmanuel Parent.
5:10 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 647-2337. [map]

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 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Fellowship Dinner: Dexter United Methodist Church.

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Occasionally canceled during the holidays; see dexterumc.org for schedule updates.
5:30-6:30 p.m., Dexter United Methodist Church, 7643 Huron River Dr., Dexter. $6 (families, $24; kids age 5 & under, free). 426-8480. [map]

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 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Money Matters: Women Making Connections.

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Money Matters - Ginny Victory
Making the most of your financial decisions. Is there a way to increase your profits without increasing your customer base? Maybe there is a better system to increasing your customer base to add to your bottom line. Be prepared as Ginny gives new insight on increasing your revenue.

Make sure you register in advance for this workshop/Girls Night Out. We'll have Fun and Make Money too!

Bring with you:

1. Business cards - for the door prize

2. A smile - for networking

3. Questions - for answers from Ginny

4. A friend - to build more business for all
TBD, TBD. $25. tammy@womenmakingconnections.com www.womenmakingconnections.com

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 5:30 p.m. 

Monthly Chapter Meeting & Networking: Institute of Management Accountants - Ann Arbor Chapter.

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Interesting business oriented speakers in two sessions each month, preceded by and followed with networking. Professional Development Session, 5:45-6:45 PM, 1 CPE. Dinner & Post Dinner Speaker Session, 6:50-8:30 PM,1 CPE.
Carlyle Grill, 3660 Jackson Rd. $25-35. 734-222-4868. sk2405@yahoo.com http://www.imamichigan.org/annarbor/index.html [map]

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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Annual Meeting: Washtenaw County Conservation District.

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Timber Wolf Alliance representative Steve Schaub gives a talk on "Michigan Wolves: Past, Present, and Future". Awards will be presented for the conservation farmer and tree conservationist of the year. Also, an election for 2 district directors. The program begins with a buffet dinner ($10; kids age 12 & under, $5).
6:30 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Free (Preregistration required by Jan. 11). 761-6721, ext. 5. [map]

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 7 p.m. 

ACBL Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. No partner required.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $5. 761-6691. [map]

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 7 p.m. 

Team USA Under-17 vs. Indiana.

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The younger of the 2 Ann Arbor-based USA Hockey national development teams plays this U.S. Hockey League rival.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. at Scio Church Rd. $7 (seniors, students, active military, & kids, $5; youth hockey players with jerseys, $1). 327-9251. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Lick the Sugar Habit": Nutritional Healing Center.

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Talk by nutritionist Kerry Cradit.
7 p.m., NHC, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [map]

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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Panel discussion with U-M Michigan Innocence Clinic professors and student lawyers on Michelle Alexander's influential new study, the 2012 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads selection. Note: Training sessions for those who would like to host discussions of the book are held 2-4 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the Ypsilanti District Library and Jan. 13 at the AADL Malletts Creek Branch.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]

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 7:30 p.m. 

Chenille Sisters: Music Under the Arch.

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The nationally renowned local vocal trio of singer-songwriters Cheryl Dawdy, Connie Huber, and Grace Morand known for their breathtakingly precise and resonant vocal harmonies, impish playfulness, and delightfully eclectic repertoire. Opening act TBA.
7:30 p.m., Stone Arch Arts & Events, 117 S. Ann Arbor St., Saline. Tickets $20. 787-1428. [map]

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 7:30 p.m. 

Gabriel Kahane & yMusic: University Musical Society.

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Jan. 17 & 18. The acclaimed young Brooklyn (NY) singer-songwriter and pianist Kahane describes himself as "the bastard child of Alban Berg and Rufus Wainwright." He possesses a warm yet buoyant baritone voice, and his music is an elegantly inventive and theatrical blend of classical, jazz, pop, and folk idioms. "At times he combined a pop balladeer's directness with a jazz singer's fluid phrasing, reaching new heights of expressiveness," writes a New York Times reviewer of a recent performance. Tonight, Kahane is joined by the young chamber sextet yMusic to perform songs from his latest album, Where Are the Arms, which has been praised for its intelligence, poise, and deepening of his intricate pop instrumentation. With violinist and guitarist Rob Moose, violist Nadia Sirota, cellist Clarice Jensen, flautist Alex Sopp, clarinetist Hideaki Aomori, and trumpeter CJ Camerieri.
7:30 p.m. (Jan. 17) & 8 p.m. (Jan. 18), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. $35 general admission, in advance at ums.org & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Archaeological Society.

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MSU anthropology grad student Sean Dunham discusses his excavations of the Middle Woodland Indian sites on Grand Island in Lake Superior.
7:30 p.m., U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 434 S. State. Free. (248) 437-4183. [map]

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 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

"(un)Corked Wine Tasting with Laurentide": Produce Station.

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Laurentide Winery owners Bill and Susan Braymer and Produce Station wine director Jorge Lopez-Chavez lead tastings of 5 Laurentide wines.
7:30-8:30 p.m., The Last Word, 301 W. Huron. $15. localwineevents.com/events/detail/455472. [map]

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 7:30 p.m. 

"Brill": Performance Network Professional Season.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Jan. 10-Feb. 10. David Wolber directs the world premiere of local playwright David Wells' comedy-with music by the veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter Frank Allison-set in 1959 in the Brill Building, the longtime epicenter of the pop music universe whose hegemony is under assault by the rise of rock 'n' roll. It's about a washed-up Big Band songwriter who tries to make music with a young woman who shows up at his office with her guitar, her aspirations, and more than a few secrets. Stars Phil Powers and Sarah Ann Leahy. The Feb. 3 performance is preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a "Cultural Conversation" ($10; reservations suggested) hosted by Performance Network artistic director Carla Milarch with the director, designers, and cast.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (Jan. 26 & Feb. 9), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Jan. 10), $22 (Jan. 11, 13, & 17), and $30 (Jan. 12). Jan. 18 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After Jan. 18: $27 & $29 (Thurs.), $32 & $34 (Fri. & Sun.), $25 & $27 (Sat. matinee), $39 & $41 (Sat. eve.). $3 discount for seniors age 60 & over. Tickets available in advance at performancenetwork.org & by phone, and at the door. $10 student discount in advance, half-price student tickets at the door only. For reservations, call 663-0681; to charge by phone, call 663-0696. [map]

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 7:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ripples of Hope: An Introduction to ICPJ": Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.

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ICPJ staffers discuss the history of the organization and their current work. Refreshments.
7:30-8:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church Garden Room, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. Reservations requested by email. Gracek@icpj.net, 663-1870. [map]

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 7:30 p.m. 

"The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940": Huron High School Players.

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Jan. 17-19. Bj Wallingford directs Huron students in John Bishop's comedy about an ill-fated production of a Broadway musical mystery plagued by a serial killer known as the Stage Door Slasher. When its creators arrange to preview a new show for a potential backer, the Slasher shows up.
7:30 p.m., Huron High School Meyers Auditorium, 2727 Fuller Rd. Tickets $6 (students & seniors, $4) in advance and at the door. 994-2095. [map]

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 7:45 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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 8 p.m. 

Dala: The Ark.

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The duo of young Ontario singer-songwriters Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine is known for its insightful and irresistibly catchy folk-rock songs and for the seamless, harmonically lush blend of Walther's ethereal soprano and Carabine's velvety alto.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio, the Michigan Union Ticket Office, & all other Ticketmaster outlets; and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Jeongwon Ham: EMU Music Department.

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Recital by this University of Oklahoma piano professor, a winner of several international competitions who according to the Frankfurter Rundschau, "plays not only with incredible warmth but also with great power." Program TBA.
8 p.m., EMU Alexander Recital Hall, Lowell at E. Circle Dr., Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.

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 8 p.m. 

"The Meaning of Almost Everything": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Jan 10-Mar. 9. See review. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Purple Rose founder Jeff Daniels' comedy that combines slapstick, vaudeville, tragedy, and farce in an exuberant romp of a play that explores the pain and joy of human existence. The story concerns 2 men who live in an undefined place and time where nothing happens. One wants to remain in the safety and comfort of this environment, while the other wants to leave.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Jan. 10-17 previews: Tickets $22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $32 (Sat. eve.). After Jan. 17: Tickets $27 (Wed. & Thurs.), $37 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $42 (Sat. eves.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]

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 9:45 p.m. 

"Chicken with Plums": Michigan Theater.

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(Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, 2011). Comic drama about a renowned violinist who confines himself to bed to await death after his beloved violin is broken. French, subtitles.
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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