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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 12, 2013






 
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 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Protecting Our Nation's Infrastructure in the Air, Land, and on Water": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by Detroit Metro Airport deputy federal security director James Douglas. Sixth in a series of 9 monthly lectures.
10-11:30 a.m., Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Rd. $10 at the door. $65 (members, $45) for the 9-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. 998-9351. [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Thyme for a Year in the Garden": Good Thyme Garden Club.

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Gower Design Group owner Meg Gower discusses a guide to planning for year-round color, interest, and wildlife in your garden.
10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 730-2947. [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 traditional square dances to live music by The Millers. Bring flat, smooth-soled shoes.
2-5 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $8 (AACTMAD members, $7; students, $5; kids age 14 & under with a parent, free). 994-6494. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Documentary Part 1": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of the Oscar-nominated short documentaries.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: 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. michtheater.org. [map]
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 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, & 9 p.m. 

"Quartet": Michigan Theater.

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(Dustin Hoffman, 2012). Comedic drama about a home for retired opera singers where the arrival of one of the residents' former wife disrupts their annual concert celebrating Verdi's birthday. Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Bill Connolly.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $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 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies Lecture Series.

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Feb. 6, 12, 26, & 27. Topics include "Mapping Out Sacred Space: Rembrandt and the Second Temple" (Feb. 6), "The Jewish Presence on Detroit's Chene Street" (Feb. 12), "Off the Beaten Track: America in Hebrew Literature at the Turn of the 20th Century" (Feb. 26), and "Reconstructing an Imaginary Yiddish Past Through Tel Avivian Eyes" (Feb. 27).
4 p.m., 2022 Thayer Bldg., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-9047. [map]
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 4:20 p.m. 

"Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary Part 2": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of the Oscar-nominated short documentaries.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: 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. michtheater.org. [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), modern constructed (Thurs.), standard constructed (Fri.), and booster draft (Sun.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Sun.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Chocolate Extravaganza": Cranbrook Whole Foods Market.

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VegMichigan representatives give a cooking demo.
7-8:15 p.m., Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower, Cranbrook Village shopping center. $5. Preregistration required. 997-7500. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Making Music Ann Arbor to Detroit.": Elmo's Hideaway.

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A group of Greenhills School seniors will be participating in a benefit concert to support the Detroit School of Music called "Making Music Ann Arbor to Detroit." They are doing this as a class community service project. During their senior class retreat earlier this year, they choose to grant the Detroit School of Music $1,000 to purchase key boards for students who don't have access to a music program in school. The fundraising event is a night of music performed by both GH and other local high school musicians coming together to help musicians from Detroit.
Elmo's Hideaway, 220 South Main, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. Donation. $7. 734-604-5989. renjord@aol.com [map]
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 7-9:30 p.m. 

English Country Dancing: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Feb. 5, 12, & 19. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss Among Others, Jo Walton's award-winning 2012 novel about a magical girl who's shunted off to a grim boarding school after a crippling battle with her magical mother.
7-9 p.m., 3184 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Fat Tuesday Mardi-Gras Style: Corner Brewery.

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Corner Brewery is redefining the term "Mardi-Gras". Bring your beads and party mask to help celebrate Fat Tuesday New Orleans style. Feast on a selection of traditional Cajun delicacies such as Sausage and Bacon Jambalaya, Po' Boy Style Nachos with Roast Beef and a Cajun Chicken Salad. Enjoy a specially brewed Hurricane Ale which is a variation on the traditional southern festive drink brewed with almonds, cherries, pineapple, grapefruit juices and juniper berries. Local favorite band, Hullabaloo will be bringing their energy along with Reggae, Ska and Jazz talent to the dance from 8:00-10pm. What else do you have happening on a Tuesday?
Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-480-2739. bari@cornerbrewing.com [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

International Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss books about life around the world.

Mar. 12: The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, David Grann's critically acclaimed 2009 book about Percy Fawcett, a legendary British explorer who in 1925 disappeared while looking for an ancient lost city in the Amazon.

Apr. 9: The Shadow of the Wind, Lucia Graves' translation of Carlos Ruiz Zafon's novel about an antiquarian book dealer, set in Barcelona in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, that the New York Times called "Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show."

May 14: When Elephants Dance, Tess Uriza Holthe's epic novel about a neighborhood near Manila that goes underground during the Japanses occupation of the Philippines.

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7-8:30 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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 7-8:30 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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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Twin Hearts Meditation: Center of Light.

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The Twin Hearts Meditation, as designed by Master Choa, is an advanced meditation technique aimed at achieving illumination or universal consciousness. It is also an instrument of world and community service that blesses the earth with loving-kindness, peace, joy and goodwill. Presently being practiced globally by tens of thousands of people of different religions and backgrounds, the Meditation on Twin Hearts is extraordinary in its simplicity with amazing and dramatic results. All are welcome.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Free. 734-330-5048. revselena@centersoflight.org annarbor.centersoflight.org [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Beekeeping Equipment: What You Need, Part 1": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Talk aimed at novice beekeepers.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking). 660-8621. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animated": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of the Oscar-nominated short animated films.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: 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. michtheater.org. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do: Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented by Dawn Farm and Growth Works therapists, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All workshops are free and open to all. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate to document attendance can be provided on request.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Classroom EC4, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-973-7892. tud@dawnfarm.org http://www.teensusingdrugs.org [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss energy expert Amory Lovins' book that calls for businesses to adopt currently available alternative energy technologies.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Lera Auerbach: U-M School of Music.

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Lecture-recital by this respected Russian-American composer and pianist.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

The Avett Brothers: The Ark.

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Postpunk southern roots music by this heralded young string trio from North Carolina whose music has been described as a cross between the Everly Brothers and the Violent Femmes. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution praises the band for exploiting "the tensions between the rustic Old South and the cosmopolitan New South, between rootsy bluegrass and rowdy punk rock, between reverence and irreverence." Rolling Stone named its new CD The Carpenter one of the top 50 album of 2012, observing that "the palette ranges from Nineties grunge to wintry front-porch lamentation to Beatles bounce, tied together by a sweet Southern-bro sentimentality."
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium Tickets $35 & $45 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) & all Ticketmaster outlets; and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Woodwind Chamber Music Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Music students perform works TBA.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 9:20 p.m. 

"Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of the Oscar-nominated short films.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: 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. michtheater.org. [map]
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