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Calendar of Events

Sunday, March 3, 2013






 
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 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Drop-in Luminary Workshops: Workantile/FestiFools.

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Every Sun. Local artists show how to make a lantern to carry in the FoolMoon procession on Apr. 5. Snacks.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Workantile, 118 S. Main. $10 suggested donation. 763-7550. [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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 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Comic Artists Forum": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local manga artist Laurianne Uy discusses her experience running a successful Kickstarter campaign that enabled her to publish her book Polterguys. Participants also work on their own comics; materials provided. For adults and teens in grade 6 & up.
1-3 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Comic Artists Forum": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local manga artist Laurianne Uy discusses her experience running a successful Kickstarter campaign that enabled her to publish her book Polterguys. Participants also work on their own comics; materials provided. For adults and teens in grade 6 & up.
1-3 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Joe Fusaro, education advisor for the PBS documentary program Art21, which produces the television series Art in the Twenty-First Century, leads a discussion of the current exhibit of works by Anatsui (see review), an internationally renowned Nigerian sculptor who's known for his large wall sculptures made from discarded bottle tops.
1 p.m., UMMA Taubman Gallery 1, 525 S. State. Free, but preregistration recommended via email to umma-tours@umich.edu. 764-0395. [map]
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 1:15, 3:45, & 6:45 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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 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Two different audiovisual planetarium shows.

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

Flight Adventures (Sat. 12:30 p.m & Sun. 2:30 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.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 1:30 p.m. 

"The Princess Bride": Michigan Theater Family-Friendly Film Series.

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(Rob Reiner, 1987). Sweet, witty, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale about a farm girl kidnapped by a villainous ruler who intends to make her his princess. Mandy Patinkin, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright Penn, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn.
1:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). 668-TIME. [map]
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 2-4:30 p.m. 

"Parent/Child Pasta!": Ann Arbor Cooks!.

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Kids want to help in the kitchen and it's not always convenient, but this class makes it easy. It allows you to work alongside your budding chef to make everything on the menu, and then sit down to enjoy a meal together. We emphasize knife safety and other helpful kitchen tips. This is a relaxing way to enjoy cooking with your child while learning at the same time. And you don't have to clean up! We'll send you home with leftovers (feel free to bring a container) and a recipe packet. This class is for ages 6 and up with an adult. Come spend an afternoon with us as we get out the pasta machines and teach you how to make fresh pasta! Just a few ingredients, some practice, and you're on your way! Skills learned in this class are kneading, whisking, chopping, sauteing, boiling, and most importantly, tasting! On our menu: Pappardelle with Italian Sausage & Peppers; Fettucine with Basil Cream. Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $65/Parent + 1 child; $85/Parent + 2 children. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

Drop-in Tour: U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Mar. 3 & 17. Docent-led tour of the museum's current exhibits.
2-3 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [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 to music by a band TBA. Beginners welcome. No partner necessary. Wear clean, nonmarking shoes.
2-5 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $8 (students, $5; kids age 14 & under with a parent, free; $1 discount for members). 994-6494. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Buddhist Thangkas and Treasures": UMMA.

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Mar. 3 & 31. Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of Buddhist religious paintings and artifacts.
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.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: Many Mice and Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m., Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. (Kerrytown). Free. 769-3115. [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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 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! 

"No Fear, No Doubt, No Regret: Investing in Life's Challenges Like a Warrior": Nicola's Books.

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Michigan writer Robert Omilian discusses his memoir about parenting his oldest son. Signing.
3 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 3:30 p.m. 

Team USA Under-17 vs. Chicago.

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Mar. 2 & 3.
7 p.m. (Mar. 2) & 3:30 p.m. (Mar. 3), 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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 4 & 7 p.m. 

"56 Up": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Apted & Paul Almond, 2012). Documentary about a group of British citizens who have been interviewed every 7 years since 1964, when they were all 7 years old.
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). michtheater.org. [map]
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 4 p.m. 

U-M Men's Basketball vs. MSU.

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4 p.m., Crisler Center. $5-$22. 764-0247.
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Val Cushing: A Life in Clay": Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Screening of this video about well-known New York ceramic artist Cushing.
4 p.m., Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 662-4914. [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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 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Music for Lent": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Music for Meditation.

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Recital by organist Kipp Cortez, a U-M organ grad student.
7:15 p.m., St. Andrew's, 306 N. Division. Free. 662-4466.
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 7:30 p.m. 

Neil Woodward: The Ark.

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Traditional and original ballads and songs by this Detroit veteran who sings in a thickly textured, soulful voice, accompanying himself on 6- and 12-string guitars, steel guitar, harmonica, mandolin, fiddle, autoharp, whistle, and banjo. Woodward was recently designated "Michigan's Troubadour" by the state legislature. Opening act is Cats & the Fiddler, a youthful Detroit-area folk ensemble.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $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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 8 p.m. 

Edward the Second": New Theatre Project.

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Every Fri.-Sun. in March. Keith Paul Medelis directs this local company in the premiere of Jason Sebacher's adaptation of Edward II, Marlowe's tragic history play about a na´ve young king whose reign is sabotaged by his obsession with his banished lover.In this version, Edward is an incorrigible party boy, not ready for the call of adulthood, who crashes in his late father's basement with his disreputable boyfriend, pushing to the breaking point the patience of his ambitious wife. Stars John Denyer, Chris Jakob, Artun Kircali, and Andrew Papa. Adult language and themes; audience members under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
8 p.m., Mix Performance Space, 130 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. $15 (students & seniors, $10) in advance at thenewtheatreproject.org and at the door. Mar. 1-3 are pay-what-you-can previews. 645-9776. [map]
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