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Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 24, 2013






 
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 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 

"The Wild West Wolverine Classic 2013": Gym America.

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Around 900 women gymnasts compete in this national-level competition. Complete schedule available at gymamericagymnastics.com.
9 a.m.-9 p.m. (tentative), Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Admission $11 (seniors & students, $6; kids age 4 & under, free; 2-day pass, $17 for adults & $9 for seniors & students). 971-1667. [map]
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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.-3:30 p.m. 

"Dawn Dance Weekend": Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Feb. 22-24. A weekend of contra and English dancing to live music, with around 400 people expected to dance or just listen to the many fine musicians. The highlights of this year's festival include contra dancing with Colorado caller Wendy Graham and live music by Florida band Lift Ticket, and English country dancing with Oregon caller Brooke Friendly and live music by Seattle band Roguery. Wear clean shoes for dancing (no dancing in street shoes allowed).
8 p.m.-midnight (Feb. 22), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.-midnight (Feb. 23), & 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Feb. 24), Clague Middle School, 2616 Nixon Rd. just east of Bluett. $20 (Feb. 22), $18 (Feb. 23 afternoon), $22 (Feb. 23 evening), & $20 (Feb. 24) at the door. Weekend pass $75. Registration forms available at aactmad.org/ddw. (248) 255-2713. [map]
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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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 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 

One FREE Ladies Only Yoga Class (new clients): Peachy Fitness.

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Peachy Fitness offers One FREE ladies only Yoga class To new clients. This class is for beginners to intermediate levels.No gym membership is required. We offer class packages and students discounts.
Gretchen's House, 2625 Traver Blvd. 734-681-0477. info@peachyfitness.com www.peachyfitness.com [map]
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 Afternoon time TBA 

U-M Men's Basketball vs. Illinois.

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Afternoon time TBA, Crisler Center. $5-$22. 764-0247.
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 Noon-4 p.m. 

Wallenberg Exhibit. "To me there's no other choice": Raoul Wallenberg 1912-2012: University of Michigan.

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To honor Raoul Wallenberg (B.S. Arch. '35) on the centenary of his birth, the University of Michigan, in cooperation with the Swedish-Consulate General of Detroit, is hosting an exhibition on the life of this illustrious alumnus. Created by the Swedish Institute for the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the exhibition presents the story of Wallenberg's life including his years in Ann Arbor and the months in Budapest when he helped rescue tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.
Wallenberg's extraordinary moral conviction and valor are an inspiration for the University and its alumni. During the past year this exhibition has traveled to Budapest, New York, Washington DC, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Ottawa and Toronto.
For information about arranging guided visits, or for other questions, please contact rwcentennial@umich.edu.
Art Lounge (1st floor), Michigan Union, University of Michigan, 530 S. State St. rwcentennial@umich.edu http://www.wallenberg.umich.edu/exhibition.html [map]
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 Noon-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Cirque du Beth Israel": Beth Israel Congregation.

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To celebrate Purim, circus troupe Cirque Amongus leads elementary school students in various circus skills, such as tightrope walking, hula hooping, and barrel rolling. Also, activities for preschoolers, accompanied by a parent.
Noon-2 p.m., Beth Israel Congregation, 2000 Washtenaw. Free. 665-9897. [map]
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 1-6 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play what's regarded as the world's most difficult board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7-11 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5-9 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]
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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Gaming Tournaments: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Feb. 22-24. Video game tournaments.

Feb. 24: "All Stars Battle Royale." For adults and teens in grade 6 & up.

Feb 25: "Mario Kart." For all ages.

Feb. 26: "Wii Sports Resort." For all ages.

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6-8:30 p.m. (Feb. 22) & 1-4 p.m. (Feb. 23 & 24), AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 1 p.m. 

Introduction to EFT.

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"Less Stress and Greater Wellbeing": Three-hour workshop introducing Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) as a tool to heal emotional stress; affirm health and wellbeing; and forgive others and yourself. Practicing EFT reduces stress and improves wellbeing by using Meridian Tapping. EFT does not cure illness (do work with your licensed health professional for that) but by reducing stress and balancing your natural bio-energy system EFT can support your body's ability to heal and to feel better.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Donation. $35 / couples $50. Fred@moveraMethod.com [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

Juniper Ridge Hike/Ski: Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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A ski or hike (depending on trail conditions) on a 2.5-mile loop through mature deciduous woods and wetlands in the Pinckney State Recreation Area. Geared toward intermediate-level skiers.
1 p.m., meet at Zingerman's Roadhouse (2501 Jackson Rd.) to carpool. Free. 677-0823.
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 1 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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 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. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Flight Adventures (Sat. 12:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show examining the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes, and models fly and learn about the history and future of human flight.

Black Holes (Sat. & 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.

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11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m., Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 1:30 p.m. 

"BreakFEST 2012": The Ark.

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A benefit for the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church breakfast program for the homeless. The all-acoustic program features Liz Carroll, an internationally renowned Irish fiddler known for what one reviewer called "quicksilver lines" who was named 2000 Traditional Musician of the Year by the Irish Echo, and Hot Club of Detroit founder Evan Perri, a fast-fingered Django Reinhardt disciple known for its fresh spin on Gypsy jazz. Also, Bill Bynum & Co, a bluegrass-based quartet led by award-winning Downriver singer-songwriter and guitarist Bynum, whose songs also draw on old-time, early country, gospel, and contemporary folk music.
1:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio, the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com); and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. Info: (313) 407-2843. [map]
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 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Underground Railroad in Michigan": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.

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Talk by Southwest Michigan Black Heritage Society founder Donna Odom. Also, a panel of club members discuss "Favorite Websites" for genealogical research.
1:30 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Dr. (off McAuley Dr. from E. Huron River Dr.). Use parking lot P and look for the club's signs. Free. 483-2799. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

150th Anniversary of Judge Samuel Dexter's Funeral: Dexter Area Historical Society.

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In memory of the 150th anniversary death of Judge Samuel Dexter, Founder of Dexter, the Dexter Area Historical Society & Museum (DAHSM), is presenting a reenactment of his funeral. There will be talk about issues of that time period: Civil War, anti-slavery, unrest locally and far away, and how Judge Dexter played a role in these activities. It will be held February 24th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Dexter District Library in the lower level meeting room, with refreshments following. This is a free event and all are welcome. Donations made to the Dexter Area Historical Society, a 501c (3) organization, are typically tax deductible and greatly appreciated. For further information contact: DexMuseum@aol.com , www.DexterMuseum.org , or
(734) 426-2519.
Deter District Library, 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter. Free. Donation. 734) 426-2519. DexMuseum@aol.com www.DexterMuseum.org [map]
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 2 p.m. 

New York Philharmonic: University Musical Society.

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Feb. 23 & 24 (different programs). See review. Alan Gilbert conducts this orchestra noted for its clean, punctual tone and a spirited musicianship led by its especially strong brass and percussion sections. Although no longer at the top of its game, as it was in the 60s under Leonard Bernstein, the ensemble is the oldest orchestra in the United States and still noted for a deft technical prowess. Feb. 23: Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C minor, and Mozart's Overture to The Marriage of Figaro and Symphony No. 36 in C major. Feb. 24: Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B minor, and Bloch's Schelomo, with acclaimed German cellist Jan Vogler.
8 p.m. (Feb. 23) & 2 p.m. (Feb. 24), Hill Auditorium. Tickets $10-$100 in advance at ums.org & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
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 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. 

Propeller: University Musical Society.

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Feb. 20-24 (two different programs). Edward Hall directs this internationally celebrated, innovative all-male British theater company in two of Shakespeare's most popular plays. In The Taming of the Shrew (7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 & 23; 2 p.m. Feb. 24), an earthy comedy about the battle of the sexes, the action centers on a wealthy merchant's efforts to marry off his prickly, hot-tempered elder daughter. With one of Shakespeare's most absorbingly suspenseful plots, Shrew also features amazing exploits, lots of high-spirited impersonations, sharp wits, and even sharper tongues. Also, Twelfth Night (7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 22, & 24; 2 p.m. Feb. 23), a comedy of mistaken identities and misplaced affections. Viola, a noblewoman shipwrecked on the coast of the mythical kingdom of Ilyria, disguises herself as a man and finds work as a servant to Duke Orsino, with whom she promptly falls in love. But when the duke sends his new servant to court a young widow on his behalf, the widow becomes enamored of Viola. After several more gender-bending plot twists, everyone eventually snaps back into place, but with a variety of delightful and surprising differences. "Propeller specializes in knuckle-dusting Shakespeare that digs for the harshness beneath the lyricism," writes a New York Times reviewer. "Funny, antic, bawdy: the productions are all these expected things. But they also make sure that the chuckles stick in your throat."
Various times & dates, Power Center. Tickets $18-$56 in advance at ums.org & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538.
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 2-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

The Kerfuffles: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This local ensemble performs a program of songs and musical stories for preschoolers through 3rd graders.
2-2:45 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"American Indian Music and Culture": Chelsea District Library Sonic Sunday.

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A program of singing, dance, and storytelling showcasing the culture of the Native Americans of the Great Lakes. Performers TBA. Discussion follows.
2-3 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa": UMMA.

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Feb. 10 & 24. Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of works by internationally renowned Nigerian artist El Anatsui, a sculptor known for large wall sculptures made from discarded bottle tops. The exhibit spans 4 decades of Anatsui's art, including works in wood, ceramic, and metal, as well as drawings, prints, and paintings.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"Good People": Performance Network Professional Season.

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Every Thurs.-Sun. (except Apr. 5), Feb. 21-Apr. 7. David Wolber directs the Michigan premiere David Lindsay-Abaire's Tony-nominated 2011 comic drama, a touching and funny look at America's large and growing economic divide. A dollar store employee in working-class Boston who loses her job and faces eviction from her apartment. In desperation, she reaches out to a high school boyfriend who had made it out of the neighborhood and invites herself to a chic cocktail party in his home. Stars Suzy Regan and Logan Ricket. The Mar. 17 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. (Mar. 9 & 23 and Apr. 6), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Feb. 21), $22 (Feb. 22, 24, & 28), and $30 (Feb. 12). Mar. 1 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After Mar. 1: $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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 2 p.m. 

"Into the Woods": Saline High School Drama Club.

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Feb. 22-24. Students perform Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical, a darkly comic reworking of several Grimm fairy tales. The show features one of Sondheim's most eclectic scores, ranging in style from jazz to vaudeville to rhapsodic ballads and operatic duets and trios.
8 p.m. (Feb. 22 & 23) & 2 p.m. (Feb. 24), Saline High School, 1300 Campus Pkwy., Saline. Tickets $12 (students, $10; Feb. 23 dinner & show, $25 in advance by Feb. 18). 429-8000, ext. 2338. [map]
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 2 & 5:30 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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 2 p.m. 

"The Laramie Project": U-M Musical Theatre Studio.

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Feb. 21-24. Hank Stratton directs U-M musical theater students in Moises Kaufman's moving portrait of a community dealing with loss, based on over 200 interviews Kaufman conducted about the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.) 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $17 (students, $10) at the Michigan League in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]
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 2 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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 2 p.m. 

"The Skin of Our Teeth": U-M Theatre Department.

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Feb. 21-24. Jonathan Berry directs U-M drama students in Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning satirical allegory, which he called "a history of mankind in comic strip." The Antrobus family barely survives the Ice Age only to be plunged into Noah's Flood and washed up onto a postapocalyptic wasteland. The tragedies are put on hold when the actors break character and poke fun at the notion of a play, and the family's ditzy maid adds a flirty comic touch, but the sinister, slow evolution of the family's bratty boy into a mindless, militaristic possible murderer adds considerable darkness to this work that Wilder said "mostly comes alive under conditions of crisis."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.) 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, Michigan League. Tickets $20 & $26 (students, $10) at the Michigan League in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"Urinetown: The Musical": EMU Theater Department.

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Feb. 15-17 & 21-24. EMU theater professor Pirooz Aghssa directs EMU drama students in Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis's Tony-winning musical comedy about a city in the midst of a drought so devastating that a malevolent corporation has been able to take control of all the toilet facilities. Romance and chaos intertwine in this sharp satire that takes aim not only at environmental degradation, the sophistries of the legal system, and corporate piracy but at the form of the Broadway musical. Newsday critic Linda Winer calls it "elevated silliness of the highest order that makes a gratifying case for the restorative return to knowing foolishness and the smartly absurd."
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 10 p.m. (Thurs.), EMU Quirk Theater, Ford St. (off Lowell from Huron River Dr.), Ypsilanti. Tickets $15 (students, $12; kids age 12 & under, $7) in advance and at the door. 487-2282.
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 2:15, 5, & 7:45 p.m. 

"Amour": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Haneke, 2012). Drama set in Paris about 2 retired music teachers whose marriage is tested when the woman has an attack. French, subtitles.
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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 3 p.m. 

Katie Geddes & David Vaughn: First United Methodist Church Green Wood Chamber Music Series.

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Geddes, a popular local folksinger with a clear, strong voice, and Vaughn, a local gospel singer and keyboardist, join forces for a program of inspirational music. Reception follows.
3 p.m., FUMC Green Wood, 1001 Green Rd. Freewill offering. 662-4536, ext. 0. [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. 

"DNA and Race": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute interactive demo exploring the relationship between DNA and the concept of race. Geared toward adults and kids age 5 & up.
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! 

"The Living Ancient Art of Tibetan Buddhist Thangkas": UMMA.

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Talk by Gelek Rimpoche, an incarnate lama from Tibet who is one of the founders of Jewel Heart Buddhist Temple. In conjunction with the current exhibit of Buddhist thangkas (see Galleries).
3 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Dexter Community Orchestra.

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Anthony Elliott conducts this volunteer ensemble in Brahms' Symphony no. 1. Also, Paul Creston's Dance Overture and Vaughn Williams' Variations on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.
4 p.m., Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker (south off Shield from Baker Rd.), Dexter. Free. 355-0725. [map]
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 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

LezRead Book Club.

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All lesbians invited to discuss Hood, Emma Donoghue's novel about a 30-year-old Dublin schoolteacher whose long-term lover has just died in a car crash.
4-6 p.m., Jim Toy Community Center, 319 Braun Ct. Free. 663-0036. [map]
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 5 p.m.  Free! 

Memory, Time, and Private Spaces: Ann Arbor Art Center.

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Memory, Time, and Private Spaces is a group exhibition featuring the current work of Christine Bruxvoort, Cathy Jacobs, and Carolyn Reed Barritt. Twenty-four works of art are presented, including paintings, drawings, and video installations. Drawing on their own observations, memories, and dreams, the collective body of work reflects each artist-s desire to invite viewers into an intimate world.
The exhibition includes the energetic oil paintings of Cathy Jacobs, whose brightly colored, figurative work harbors mysterious undertones; Carolyn Reed Barritt-s quiet works on paper that reveal imaginary portraits and melancholy still lifes with a limited palette; and the sculptural video installations of Christine Bruxvoort that intimately investigate the delicate phase between puberty and adulthood.
Exhibition: January 11th - February 24th.
Reception: Friday, January 11th 6pm-8pm.
Gallery Talk: Saturday, February 9th 1pm-2:30pm.
Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W Liberty. Free. 1-734-994-8004. nrice@annarborartcenter.org http://annarborartcenter.org/memory-time-and-private-spaces [map]
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 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

Tot Purim Carnival: Temple Beth Emeth.

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Families with young kids invited for Purim games and a bounce house. Prizes.
5-7 p.m., TBE, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]
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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Tibetan Singing Bowls": The Himalayan Bazaar.

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An informational talk on these instruments whose music is said to restore harmony and balance.
5:30 p.m., Himalayan Bazaar, 218 S. Main. Free. 997-7229. [map]
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 6-8 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance based on the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Gretchen's House Child Care Center, 1580 Dhu Varren (just east of Pontiac Tr.). Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm. 747-8138. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This group is led by the respected jazz drummer and vibraphone player Marsalis, a member of the New Orleans-based Marsalis musical dynasty who began playing drums at age 7 for his father's-the renowned pianist Ellis-band. In recent years, Marsalis has been recognized for his vibraphone playing, most notably on his 2009 release Music Update. "Just as his drumming is steeped in both modern and New Orleans rhythmic styles, his vibes playing draws on the rich tradition of that instrument…with commendably ardent swing," writes a Jazz Times reviewer. Members include pianist Austin Johnson, bassist Will Goble, and drummer David Potter.
7 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $20-$35 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Orpheus Singers: U-M School of Music.

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Grad students conduct this music student ensemble in works by Weelkes, Debussy, Elgar, Lauridsen, Brahms, Johanson, Gershwin, and Hogan.
7 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Antje Duvekot: The Ark.

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Highly regarded German American singer-songwriter from Boston known for her hushed, conversational singing and darkly resonant, introspectively personal ballads. "I think she's going to be the next great American folk singer-songwriter," says Ellis Paul. She has a new CD, New Siberia.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio and the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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"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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