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Calendar of Events

Friday, March 8, 2013






 
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 8:30-10 a.m.  Free! 

Donna Brazile: U-M Center for the Education of Women.

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Talk by this well-known political strategist who was Al Gore's campaign manager in 2000. Part of the Women of Color Task Force Conference.
8:30-10 a.m., Hill Auditorium. Free; preregistration recommended at cew.umich.edu. 764-6005. [map]

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 9:30 a.m. 

Yoga Awakening: Westminster Presbyterian Church.

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Come join us to strengthen, stretch, restore and renew yourself! Yoga Awakening is a slow-to-moderate vinyasa flow class that blends elements of several yoga styles, with a focus on healthy posture, balanced strength, flexibility, and calming meditation/relaxation. Taught by instructor Kimberley Carl, who has 15+ years of experience. Yoga mat required, small fleece blanket, block and strap suggested. This is a free/donation-based class, with 100% of the proceeds donated to local and national charities.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO class on March 19 & 22.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 Scio Church Road. Donation. 734-761-9320. wpcoffice@westpresa2.org westpresa2.org [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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 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 1:30-4:30 p.m. & 5:15-8 p.m.  Free! 

Easter Bunny: Briarwood Mall.

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Daily, Mar. 8-30. A chance to visit the Easter Bunny. Pet photos with the bunny Mar. 10 (6-8 p.m.). Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier and weigh less than 60 pounds.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 1:30-4:30 & 5:15-8 p.m. (except Sun., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 3-6 p.m.) Briarwood Sears seating area. Free. 769-9610. [map]

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 11:10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Drop-in and Draw: Fridays in the Gallery": UMMA/Ann Arbor Art Center.

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Mar. 1 & 8. All invited to make drawings inspired by works in the museum. Art Center instructor Lea Bult is on hand to offer guidance.
11:10 a.m.-1 p.m., check-in at the UMMA information desk, 525 S. State. $10 (includes materials). 764-0395. [map]

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 Noon  Free! 

Lenten Organ Concert Series: American Guild of Organists.

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Every Fri., Feb. 15-Mar. 22. Concerts by AGO members and their students.

Feb. 15: Renate McLaughlin and Morgan Byrd.

Feb. 22: Glenn Tuckery and Joshua Boyd

Mar. 1: Kipp Cortez

Mar. 8: Tim Huth

Mar. 15 & 22: Performers TBA.

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Noon, First Congregational Church, 608 E. William. Free. 604-3205. [map]

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 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Temple Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn.

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Every Fri. TBE rabbi Robert Levy leads an informal discussion of slavery and freedom in Judaism and the Haggadah, a text for the Passover Seder that recounts the emancipation of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. Bring a lunch, if you wish.
Noon-1 p.m., TBE, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]

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 12:30 p.m. 

Casino Bus Trip for Charity: Supporting Eyeglass Missions: Ann Arbor Evening Lions Club.

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Ann Arbor Evening Lions Presents…
Casino Bus Trip

Friday March 8, 2013
FireKeepers Casino, Battle Creek
12:30pm Departure
Meijer, 5645 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor
1pm Additional Pickup
Meijer, 3333 East Michigan Ave, Jackson
7:30pm Depart Casino Ticket price of $30 includes:
• $20 in casino play plus
• $5 food voucher
• Roundtrip Bus Transportation
• 50-50 raffles
• Raffle prizes
Seating is limited. Reserve your ticket TODAY!

St. Patrick's Day is coming soon.
Do you have the luck of the Irish?
Supporting this Lions Eyeglass-Vision Program fundraiser could boost your luck!!
Reserve your seat today by mailing a $30 check to:
Ann Arbor Evening Lions
c/o Cathy Koning, President
10887 Ella Lee Rd, Saline, MI 48176
Include your full name, address, and birthdate so the casino can prepare your player card.
Questions?
Please contact Lion Cathy at (616) 745-0119 or cathykoning@yahoo.com
Reservation deadline is February 20th.
United States, 10887 Ella Lee Rd. $30. cathykoning@yahoo.com. cathykoning@yahoo.com http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/annarborelc/ [map]

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 2 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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 2:30, 6:05, & 8:45 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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 4-7 p.m. 

Fish Fry: Saline Knights of Columbus.

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Baked tilapia, beer-battered fried cod, salad, fries, beverages, and homemade cheesy potatoes, broccoli salad, coleslaw, mac & cheese, and desserts.
4-7 p.m., St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 910 Austin Dr. (off Austin Rd. off W. Michigan Ave.), Saline. $10 (seniors age 60 & over, $9; kids ages 12 & under, $6). 944-7790. [map]

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 4:30-5:45 p.m. 

Drop-In Ringette: Buhr Park Arena/Ann Arbor Ringette.

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Ringette Drop-in is happening at Buhr Park Arena starting in January!
Drop-in dates/times are as follows:
Friday, January 25, 4:30 - 5:45 pm
Friday, February 15, 4:30 - 5:45 pm
Friday, March 8, 4:30 - 5:45 pm
Friday, March 15, 4:30 - 5:45 pm
Friday, March 22, 4:30 - 5:45 pm
Friday, March 29, 4:30 - 5:45 pm
FULL HOCKEY/RINGETTE EQUIPMENT IS REQUIRED! We should have a few Ringette sticks available but bring one if you have one. A hockey shaft with no blade would work (but isn't ideal). This is an all ages drop-in for both girls/women and boys/men. The cost will be $6 for adults and $5 for kids.
There will be no formal instruction at these drop-in sessions. Ann Arbor Ringette will be there to go over rules for new people and to make sure players understand how to play, answer questions, etc. You can always join Ann Arbor Ringette if you want more instruction.
Questions? Email info@aaringette.org
What is Ringette you ask? Find out here: http://youtu.be/6qsSys5mkec
Buhr Park Ice Arena, 2751 Packard. $5 Kids / $6 Adults. info@aaringette.org www.facebook.com/pages/Ann-Arbor-Ringette/252681781457730 [map]

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 5, 7, & 9:15 p.m. 

"A Place at the Table": Michigan Theater.

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(Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush, 2012). Documentary about the millions of Americans who go hungry. With Jeff Bridges & Tom Colicchio.
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. 668-TIME. [map]

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 5-7:30 p.m. 

Lenten Fish Dinner: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

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Every Fri. Feb. 15-Mar. 22. Homemade clam chowder, fried cod, baked tilapia, mac & cheese, green beans, roasted red potatoes, French fries, salad bar, cole slaw, rolls with butter, homemade desserts, Girl Scout cookies, and beverages.
5-7:30 p.m., St. Francis Parish Activities Center, 2250 E. Stadium. $9 (seniros age 62 & over, $8; kids age 6-11, $5; kids age 5 & under, free). 769-2550. [map]

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 5:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Training: SafeHouse Center.

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SafeHouse Center has a rich history of providing exemplary services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Washtenaw County, and are in the forefront of efforts to create a violence-free society. We cannot do this important work without the support of community members. We invite you to join us.
SafeHouse Center has four volutneer programs in which you can work with survivors or their children. They are the Children and Youth program, Shelter/Helpine Program, Sexual Assault Response Team and Domestic Violence Response Team.
To participate in one of these programs, we require the completion of a 40-hour training, and a six-month commitment to volunteering at SafeHouse Center. We are currently accepting applications for our March 2013 40-hour training.
Please see the Volunteer Information section of our website (www.safehousecenter.org) for more information, or contact me at carlyc@safehousecenter.org.
SafeHouse Center, 4100 Clark Rd. Free. (734) 973-0242, ext 252. carlyc@safehousecenter.org www.safehousecenter.org [map]

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 6 p.m.  Free! 

Sustainability Film Series - Patagonia Rising: Transition Town Ypsilanti.

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Isolated and largely undeveloped Patagonia and its people are caught in a heated conflict surrounding a proposal to build five large hydroelectric dams on the Baker and Pascua Rivers. Promoted as "clean" energy, the project's cultural and environmental impacts would forever alter the region and the lives of the iconic Spanish cowboys living on these remote ranches, the "gauchos."
Ypsilanti District Library, 229 W Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-483-1520. lisa@ypsifoodcoop.org https://www.facebook.com/events/221223558013104/ [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui": UMMA.

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Documentary, filmed over 3 years in Venice, Nsukka, and the U.S., about internationally renowned Nigerian artist El Anatsui, whose work is currently on display at UMMA. Also, a screening of Anatsui at Work: Eight Short Films, Vogel's 2011 collection of short, instructive documentaries that depict Anatsui demonstrating his artistic process and discussing his theories on specific media as he creates one of his most ambitious works in Nsukka and installs it on the façade of the Palazzo Fortuny Museum in Venice.
7 p.m. (Feb. 19 & Mar. 8) & 3 p.m. (Mar. 24), UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

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 7 p.m. 

"The Hound of the Baskervilles": Young Actors Guild.

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Mar. 8 & 9. Anna Valaskova directs young local actors in Kent Brown's adaptation of Tim Kelly's drama based on Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Sherlock Holmes novel in which the brilliant, enigmatic sleuth and his loyal sidekick Dr. Watson travel to the English countryside, where the locals believe a mythic hound is fulfilling an ancient family curse.
7 p.m. (Mar. 8 & 9) & 2 p.m. (Mar. 9), Scarlett Middle School, 3300 Lorraine. $10 (students, $5). 913-9800. [map]

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 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Advanced Study Group: Rudolf Steiner Study Circle of Ann Arbor.

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All invited to join an ongoing biweekly discussion of Rudolf Steiner's An Outline of Occult Science. Familiarity with Steiner's basic ideas is helpful.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes). Free. 944-4903. [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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 8 p.m. 

Giraffe: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Local jazz fusion quartet of guitarist Alex Anest, keyboardist Neil Donato, bassist John Sperendi, and drummer Dave McWilliam.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

May Erlewine & Seth Bernard: The Ark.

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Mid-Michigan singer-songwriter duo of Bernard, a Lake City native who writes clever, funny, and candidly insightful folk-, rock-, and jazz-based songs about his life, and Erlewine, a big-voiced singer-songwriter from Big Rapids who writes thoughtful, richly emotional country-flavored songs.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $17.50 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. 

"Alice in Wonder": Concordia University.

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Mar. 7-10. Concordia students perform EMU theater professor emerita Virginia Koste's 1976 adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice stories. Koste's script focuses on Alice as a wonderer, stretching her mind to meet the Cheshire Cat, the loud Duchess, the Twin Tweedles, and other characters of her own invention. Appropriate for kids and adults.
8 p.m. (Mar. 7-9) & 2:30 p.m. (Mar. 10), Concordia University Kreft Center Black Box Theater, 4090 Geddes at Earhart. $10 (students & seniors, $5). 995-4612. [map]

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 8 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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 8 p.m. 

"Talk Radio": PTD Productions.

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Mar. 7-10 & 14-16. Joseph York directs local actors in Eric Bogosian's searing drama about a popular "shock jock" radio personality whose regular abuse of his listeners leads to tragic consequences. An examination of free speech, hypocrisy, and Americans' susceptibility to the cult of personality, the play was adapted into a film by Oliver Stone. Cast: Paddy Ash, Mark Batell, Joshua R. Brown, Nicholas Craig, Zach Damon, Debbie Ederer, Carl Ellison, Chris Gimm, Rick Katon, Elisha Kranz, Angelicia Morton, Dennis Platte, Bob Wittersheim, and Janet Rich.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Mar. 10), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (students & seniors, $12). in advance at showtix4u.com, and at the door. 483-7345. [map]

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 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 

"Friday Night Swing (& Blues)": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, blues, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. Followed at 11:30 p.m. by blues dancing. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by beginning lessons.
9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (students with ID, $3; $1 discount for AACTMAD members) includes lessons. 417-9857. [map]

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 9 p.m.-midnight 

"Pirate Swing": Swing Ann Arbor.

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Mar. 8-10. 3 nights of swing dancing to live music by sought-after lindy hop pianist Gordon Webster and vocalist Naomi Uyama (Mar. 8 & 9) and to recorded music spun by a DJ (Mar. 10). For experienced swing dancers. Pirate costumes encouraged. Dances are preceded each day by swing workshops.
9 p.m.-midnight (Mar. 8 & 9) & 8 p.m.-late evening (Mar. 10); 4531 Concourse Dr. (Mar. 8), off S. State across from the airport; Michigan Union Ballroom (Mar. 9); Pittsfield Grange (Mar. 10), 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., just south of Oak Valley Dr. $25 (Mar. 8 & 9) & $3 suggested donation (Mar. 10). pirateswing.com. [map]

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