Innovation You: Spirituality at Work
Featuring Jeff DeGraff, Author & Professor Univ Mich Ross School Business
We will explore how the strategies and tactics used to grow top businesses and organizations can be translated and applied to your own life. It will present some ideas on how to manage your portfolio life. How you include God in your life is up to you. This presentation will focus on how to make yourself new and improved and how to help others do the same. So bring your imperfections and an open mind. Open to the public.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish Activities Center, 2250 East Stadium Blvd. Donation. $10. 734-821-2122. email@example.com www.stfrancisa2.com
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U-M business professor Jeff DeGraff discusses how tactics used to grow top businesses and organizations can be applied to everyday life. Breakfast.
7-8:30 a.m., St. Francis Parish Activities Center, 2250 E. Stadium. $10 minimum donation (if you can afford it). Preregistration requested at stfrancisa2.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org westpresa2.org [map]
The comedy of silent films is still hailed by film critics and aficionados as the funniest works in the history of motion pictures. Lacking sound, film comedians and clowns created a world of physical humor that sometimes achieved the sublime. This course examines the individual artists of the 'golden age of comedy' and considers the more general question, why is the funny so funny? We will look at some of the early progenitors of silent comedy such as Mack Sennett and the Keystone Cops and pay special attention to Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Instructor: Ira Konigsberg
Class meets Fridays, March 15 - April 19.
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Avenue. $35. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
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]
Mar. 14-16. This award-winning local children's theater presents local playwright Jeff Duncan's play, set in 1893, about a Detroit cargo shipping family that sets sail on Lake Huron through Shipwreck Alley with a load of Christmas trees. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members. Appropriate for kids in grades 3-8.
10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. (Mar. 14 & 15) & 2 p.m. (Mar. 16), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $15 (kids & seniors, $10; lap pass for kids age 2 & under, $3) in advance and at the door. 995-0530. [map]
Every Tues.-Fri., Mar. 12-Apr. 26. Storytimes for "2s & 3s" accompanied by a caregiver (Tues. & Thurs. 9:30 a.m.), "On My Own," age 3 and up with or without a caregiver (Wed. 1 p.m. & Thurs. 10:30 a.m.), family story time (Tues. 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m., Wed. 9:30 a.m.), and "Book Babies" for the under-2 set accompanied by a caregiver (Fri. 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.).
Various times, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
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]
The Ann Arbor YMCA is looking for volunteers to help with an ongoing volunteer project: Quilting for a Cause. Learn to up-cycle t-shirts into blankets for local shelters. No sewing experience is necessary - there's lots to do without a needle - and if you want to learn to sew we can teach you. We will meet every Friday from 11am to 12:30pm.
Ann Arbor YMCA, 400 W Washington St. Free. 734-661-8043. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Mar. 15-17. Young gymnasts from throughout Michigan and Ohio are featured in nonsanctioned pre-competitive and sanctioned early-competitive level competitions.
Afternoon time TBA (Mar. 15) & all day (Mar. 16 & 17), Saline High School, 1300 Campus Pkwy., Saline. $10 (seniors & kids, $5; kids age 4 & under, free). 971-1667. [map]
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.
Noon, First Congregational Church, 608 E. William. Free. 604-3205. [map]
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]
Screening of contemporary feature films. Mar. 15: The Devil's Own (1997), about a police officer who learns his house guest is an IRA terrorist on the run. Apr. 19: Hope Springs (2012), about a couple who attends counseling in order to save their marriage of 30 years.
2 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
Talk by U-M art history professor Claire Zimmerman.
2-4 p.m., 3308 MLB. 812 E. Washington. Free. 764-8018. [map]
"The March of Humanitarianism: 'Clooneyal' Visibilities and the Fragmentation of the Sudan": U-M Center for International & Comparative Studies.more >
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Talk by U-M anthropology professor Amal Faldalla.
2-4 p.m., Michigan League Kalamazoo Room. Free. 763-9200. [map]
This film portrays the process by which the work of James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin led to the discovery of the double helical structure of DNA. After viewing the film we will have a short Q & A session with the audience.
EMU Halle Library 300, 955 W Circle Dr Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. email@example.com www.emich.edu
"23rd Annual Home, Garden, & Lifestyle Show": Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor.more >
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Mar. 15-17. More than 100 area exhibitors show and demonstrate products and offer information on home improvement services. Concessions.
3-9 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.), & 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (kids age 12 & under, free). 996-0100. [map]
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]
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]
(Werner Herzog & Dmitry Vasyukov, 2010). Documentary about the indigenous people living in Bakhtia in the heart of the Siberian Taiga whose daily lives have barely changed over the last century.
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]
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.
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Buhr Park Ice Arena, 2751 Packard. $5 Kids / $6 Adults. email@example.com www.facebook.com
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]
Mar. 14-17. Nancy Heusel directs dessert (Mar. 14) and dinner (Mar. 15-17) theater productions of Mary Chase's beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning play, best known from the 1950 Jimmy Stewart film, about a gentle tippler and his imaginary friend Harvey, an invisible six-foot-tall rabbit. The cast includes Jim Nissen, Lesli Weston, Mark Heusel, Steve Jones, and Joe Medrano. Part of the proceeds goes to U-M scholarships
7 p.m. (Thurs.) & 6:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sun.), Michigan League Hussey Room. Dessert & show tickets $35 (students, $17) and dinner & show tickets $65, in advance only at the Michigan Theater Ticket Office (mutotix.com). 763-TKTS. [map]
Mar. 15 & 16. This 12-member all-female student company presents an energetic, varied program of original dances that range from lyrical jazz to hip-hop and tap. Although the students aren't dance majors, Impact's quality of dance is quite high.
7 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $7 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office; $8 at the door. 763-TKTS. [map]
Great Lakes Wine and Spirits brand manager Steve Kolody leads wine tastings. Appetizers.
7-9 p.m., Whole Foods Cooking & Lifestyles Classroom, 3135 Washtenaw. $20. Preregistration required. 975-4500. [map]
U-M English professor Elizabeth Daeumer joins 2 EMU voice professors, soprano MeeAe Nam and mezzo-soprano Monica Swartout-Bebow, and piano professor Hyunjin Lim in an evening of poetry and song by women poets and composers (Mar. 15, 7 p.m., EMU Alexander Recital Hall, Lowell at E. Circle Dr., Ypsilanti) Part of a 2-day symposium on work and legacy of the poet Muriel Rukeyser, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of her birth. The symposium also includes a public lecture by the renowned poet Alicia Ostriker on "Daring to Live for the Impossible: Rukeyser and the Idea of Freedom" (Mar. 16, 7 p.m., EMU Student Center, 900 Oakwood off Washtenaw), and it is preceded by a performance of Rukeyser's Book of the Dead (Mar. 14, 7 p.m., Dreamland Theater 26 N. Washington), along with other poetry readings by Catherine Taylor, Tyrone Williams, Judith Goldman, and Carla Harryman.
7 p.m., Various EMU and Ypsilanti locations. Free. 487-2255.
Readings by young poets battling for a spot at the Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam finals (see 28 Thursday listing). Another semifinal is held at Pioneer High School (7 p.m., Mar. 21).
7 p.m., Community High School. Free. 214-9995.
Londonderry, NH, caller Rich Jackson leads English country dances to live music by Debbie Jackson, Susie Lorand, and Martha Stokely. For experienced English country dancers.
8-11 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $10. (248) 288-4737. [map]
Carol Evert's vibrant watercolors examine the environment though closely viewed botanicals and still lifes. Her paintings focus on the flat and pattern-like shapes of leaves and plants and the voluptuous blooms of flowers to communicate the wonder of nature. Within this composition she sometimes adds reflective and decorative man-made objects. The resulting paintings are boldly intimate and slightly abstract works of art. Her work has been in many group exhibitions, including Art Prize in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The Common Cup Coffeehouse, 1511 Washtenaw. Free. 734-327-6914. www.commoncupcoffee.com [map]
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]
Mar. 14-16. A frequent guest on late-night TV, this quick-witted comic is known for his fresh, sharp takes on everything from the daily news to the daily grind. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., 314 E. Liberty (below Seva restaurant). $13 (reserved seating in advance, $15 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
Detroit jazz singer Shamborguer leads her quintet in jazz standards, Latin jazz, and be-bop. "One of Detroit's most gifted jazz singers, [she] ups the ante on this often magical collection of ballads with her dark and richly textured voice and pinpoint pitch," says a Detroit Free Press critic. "Shamborguer brings a nuance of a natural storyteller and relaxed time-feel of a true jazz musician."
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
Mar. 14-17. Kat Walsh directs local actors in Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1955 drama about the unraveling of a mendacious southern family, centered on a wife trapped in an unfulfilling marriage with a faded former football star pining for his dead friend. As the family gathers one night in Mississippi, each tries to flatter the family patriarch in an attempt to wrest from him some of his wealth. Cast: Anna Heinl, Chris Manna, Alex Berneis, Susie Berneis, Charles Sutherland, Glenn Bugala, Stephen White, Michael Joseph, Heather Liebal, Wendy Ascione-Juska, Mary Kowalski.
8 p.m. (Mar. 14-16) & 2 p.m. (Mar. 17), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $22 (seniors age 60 & over, $20; students, $11; Thurs., $17) in advance at a2ct.org & by phone, and at the door. 971-2228. [map]
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]
Arie Lipsky conducts the orchestra in a program highlighted by Rimsky-Korsakov's dazzling symphonic suite inspired by The Arabian Nights. Last performed by the AASO in 1992, Scheherazade showcases each instrument in the orchestra. The program also includes local award-winning composer Evan Chambers' Crazed for the Flame, a setting of a Rilke sonnet that operates as an homage to Qawwali music, and Elgar's Cello Concerto, considered one of the most noble cello concertos ever written, with acclaimed cellist Amit Peled.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $10-$58 (discounts for students & seniors) in advance at the AASO office (220 E. Huron, suite 470), at a2so.com, and at the door. 994-4801. [map]
Michael Haithcock and U-M grad student Derek Shapiro conduct this music student ensemble in a concert to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Hill Auditorium. Program: Henry Fillmore's arrangement of Von Suppe's Light Cavalry Overture, Hindemith's Symphony in B-flat major, Steven Bryant's Concerto for Wind Ensemble-a work that employs the Hill Auditorium acoustics to create a surround-sound experience-and Scott Lindroth's Passages, a work that restructures and old violin piece into a new work for winds, reflecting the passage of time. Preceded in the lower lobby at 7:15 p.m. by a lecture on the program by Haithcock and others.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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]
"Friday Night Swing (& Blues)": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.more >
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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]
Mar. 15 & 22. All invited to peer through the telescopes in the observatory and on the Angell Hall roof and to view shows in the planetarium. Also, short astronomy presentations by club members.
9-11 p.m., 5th floor rooftop observatory, Angell Hall (enter through Haven Hall on the Diag side of the building). Free. 764-3440. [map]