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Calendar of Events

Friday, January 18, 2013






 
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 9:15-10:45 a.m. 

"Tiny Tots": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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A program of hikes, storytelling, songs, puppets, and crafts for kids ages 1-3 (accompanied by a caregiver). Snacks provided; dress for the outdoors.

Sept. 9: "Animals Use Their Senses Too!" Explore how animals use their senses.

Oct. 7: "Fall Fun." Explore the changes taking place in Black Pond Woods and all around LSNC through games, crafts, and outdoor activities.

Nov. 11: "Shapes in Nature." Explore the LSNC trails and visit its resident critters to learn about geometric shapes found in nature.

Dec. 2: "Tiny Tot Time: Rockin' Rocks & Fossils": Examine some rock, skulls, bones, and fossils and then hop along dinosaur tracks and search for rocks along LSNC trails. Snacks provided; dress for the outdoors.

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9:15-10:45 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $8 per child. Space limited; preregistration recommended. 997-1553. [map]

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 9:45 a.m. 

Sherry Peterson: Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild.

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Talk by this Tecumseh quilter who makes art quilts. Followed at 11 a.m. by a member show & tell.
9:45 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $10 (members, free). (248) 349-7322. [map]

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 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

Family Art Hour: Allen Creek Preschool.

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Kids up to age 6, accompanied by a parent, are invited to work on arts and crafts projects.
10-11 a.m., Allen Creek Preschool, 2350 Miller. Free. Reservations requested by emailing office@allencreek.org. 994-3382. [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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 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"The Welcome Mat: How Jews Encounter the World": Temple Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn.

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Jan. 11, 18, & 25. TBE rabbi Robert Levy leads an informal discussion. Bring a lunch, if you wish.
Noon-1 p.m., TBE, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]

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 12:15-12:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Lunchtime Tour": UMMA.

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UMMA staff give a 30-minute talk about various themes in the museum's collection.
12:15-12:45 p.m., meet at the UMMA information desk, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Cosmopolitan Women: Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong, and Leni Riefenstal": U-M German Department.

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Talk by University of Wisconsin English and cinema & media studies professor Patrice Petro, who explores the popular association between women and cosmopolitanism rooted in the post-1960s era and traces the gendering of the term to an earlier time in the twentieth century, specifically to the histories and cultural practices in the 1920s and 1930s.
2 p.m., 3308 MLB. 812 E. Washington. Free. 764-8018. [map]

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 3:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Read to the Library Dog": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids age 6 & up invited to read one-on-one for 10 minutes to a dog trained to help improve kids' reading skills by pretending it is interested in being read to.
3:30-5 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

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 5 p.m.  Free! 

imo Hackathon@Michigan: imo.im & HKN.

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imo Hackathon@Michigan is a 24-hour event sponsored by imo.im, a quickly growing Silicon Valley messaging start-up co-founded by one of the first 10 employees at Google (he also received a Ph.D. in CS from Michigan!). The hackathon is designed for students to build collaborative apps using imo's API. Prizes total $1,800, and students' apps have the potential to be incorporated onto imo's platform, which is used by millions of people from all over the world. Register today: bit.ly/imoatmichigan
Room 1670 BBB Building, 2260 Hayward St. Free. lorraine@imo.im. lorraine@imo.im https://hkn.eecs.umich.edu/?s_link=WPVM&p_link=RKGA [map]

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 6:30-10 p.m. 

Date Night! (SOLD OUT): Ann Arbor Cooks!.

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This event is sold out.
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $150/pair. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]

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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"I Have a Dream": Nicola's Books.

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Award-winning illustrator Kadir Nelson discusses his new children's book that illustrates MLK's famous speech. Signing.
6:30 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ben Daniels Band: Back to the Roots.

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Ben Daniels Band live at Back to the Roots Fri. January 18th 7:00pm. No Cover charge. All ages.
Back to the Roots, 115 Chelsea, MI 48103, Chelsea. Free. (734)475-2700. www.backtotheroots.org [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Mark Webster Reading Series: U-M English Department.

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Readings by U-M creative writing grad students, including poet Camille Beckman and fiction writer Eric McDowell.
7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 615-3710. [map]

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 7 p.m. 

Team USA Under-18 vs. Indiana.

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The older 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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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Cinema Night Special: An Evening of Experimental Films and Music": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Feature film is Somers Town (Shane Meadows, 2008), a warm-hearted portrait of an unlikely friendship between 2 boys growing up in inner London, a runaway from Nottingham and a shy young Pole, the son of an alcoholic laborer. Pro Kopf (Sascha Zimmerman, 2012) is a suspenseful 12-minute short about an executive who makes a phone call home at the wrong time, discovering an indiscretion that could lead to murder. Also, the local No Excuses Band plays a variety of classic rock, pop, and folk covers, along with some originals.
7-9 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]

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 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Kirtan.

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All invited to join a group performance of this traditional devotional call-and-response music based on Hindu Vaishnava texts and the writings of poet-saints. Accompanied by live music based on rhythmic Indian ragas on bass guitar, tabla, and drums.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill St. Free, but donations accepted. 761-7435. [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Train & Trolley Watchers.

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Club members give presentations on "Israel Railways and a Canadian Trip" and "Movies of Charles Forman."
7:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church blue classroom, 306 N. Division ("just up the hill from the Amtrak station"). Free. 996-8345, 971-8329.

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 7:30 p.m. 

"Liz Estrada": The Dandelion Theater.

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Barton Bund and Dyllan Croasdill direct young local actors in a play they wrote, based on Aristophanes' Lysistrata, about a group of women who agree to withhold sex from their husbands until the war is over. The Dandelion Theater is a new youth theater company for local high school students to develop new works for the stage. Cast: Laura Waltje, Caitlyn Fisher, Nora Dwyer, and Emma Mayhew.
7:30 p.m., The Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington. $5-$10 suggested donation. 214-9995. [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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 8 p.m. 

Aguanko: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Led by Conga and bongo player Alberto Nacif, this local Afro-Cuban jazz band celebrates the release of its debut album, Elemental. Band members include timbales player Jose Espinosa, trumpeter Paul Finkbeiner, saxophonist Russel Miller, bassist Patrick Prouty, pianist Wesley Reynoso, and trombonist Chris Smith.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]

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 8 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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 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

Jess Hibma - "first show" - reception: Common Cup Coffeehouse.

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Artist reception for this photography exhibit (Jan. 7-31).
The Common Cup Coffeehouse, 1511 Washtenaw. Free. 734-327-6914. www.commoncupcoffee.com [map]

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 8 p.m. 

MTango Beginner's Bootcamp Series: MTango.

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MTango is a student organization dedicated to spreading the joy of Argentine tango in the University of Michigan community and beyond. We pride ourselves in providing outstanding teachers at affordable prices, and we look for instructors who are not only excellent dancers and experienced teachers but are also articulate and personable people. We also host social dance parties and share our talents through performances. MTango offers a popular intensive beginner's series in Argentine tango (no partner or experience required), as well as classes for more advanced dancers. It's a great way to meet people, listen to awesome music, relax, share a few dances, and have lots of fun!
Mason Hall - 3rd Floor, 419 S. State St. $25 for 6 classes. 313-820-4229. whitemn@umich.edu www.umich.edu/~mtango [map]

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 8 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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 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 p.m. 

"Do You Ever Wish You Were Better at Things?": BrendaLinda Performance Collaborative.

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Every Fri. & Sat., Jan. 18-Feb. 2. See review. Brian Carbine directs this production-part theater, part dance, part performance art-that utilizes movement and ethnographic research, visual arts, oral histories, and fiction to explore the concept of self-reflection.
9 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.), LePop Gallery, 101 N. Main. Tickets $10 at the door. 383-4710. [map]

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