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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SafeHouse Center, 4100 Clark Rd. Free. (734) 973-0242, ext 252. email@example.com www.safehousecenter.org [map]
With more than 2,500 hidden candy-filled plastic eggs. Prizes in 3 age divisions (age 3 & under, ages 4-7, age 8 & up). Also, photos with the Easter bunny.
9:45 a.m., Chelsea Retirement Community, 805 W. Middle (west of Main), Chelsea. Free. 475-9701. [map]
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]
Mar. 19-24. The oldest and one of the most prestigious film festivals in North America features 6 days of film screenings, panel discussions, and parties that culminate in screenings of the award-winning films on Mar. 24. The competition showcases new experimental and independent 16-mm, 35-mm, and digital films and videos in a wide range of genres and of generally high quality. Past contributors have included Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Brian De Palma.
Mar. 24: "Films in Competition 9," including animated and experimental films appropriate for kids ages 6 and up. $5, 11 a.m. "Regional Films in Competition," including narrative, experimental, and documentary films made in Michigan. $5, 11 a.m. "Music Video in Competition." FREE, UMMA Auditorium (525 S. State), noon. "Films in Competition 10" (1 p.m.), including new documentary and experimental films by Dani Leventhal, Mike Hoolboom, and others, as well as Spend It All, Les Blank's 1971 portrait of Cajun culture. The Radiant (1:30 p.m.), the Otolith Group's film, part of the AAFF competition, that explores the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake that triggered a tsunami and contributed to the partial meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the east coast of Japan. Our Nixon (3:30 p.m.), H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and Dwight Chapin's documentary, part of the AAFF competition, that compiles previously unseen archival footage of Nixon's presidency, filmed by White House aides on Super 8 home movie cameras and subsequently seized by the FBI during the Watergate investigation. "Award Program 1" (6 p.m.). "Award Program 2" (8 p.m.). Followed by an after party (10 p.m.-1 a.m.) at Arbor Brewing Company.
Michigan Theater (unless otherwise noted). Tickets: $95 (members, students, & seniors, $80) for the entire festival & $55 (members, students, & seniors, $45) for weekend passes in advance at aafilmfest.org, and $9 (students, seniors, & members, $7; midnight movies, $6) per evening show at the door. 995-5356. [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]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.peachyfitness.com [map]
Celebration Bowling Party for our fundraising teams! Raising awareness and funds in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County!
Colonial Lanes, 1950 S. Industrial Hwy. $75 donation (includes bowling). (734) 975-0933. email@example.com www.bbbswashtenaw.org [map]
An Eggbot is a robot that prints on Egg shaped objects. Bring your laptop and come learn how to use AHA's Eggbot to decorate Easter Eggs.
In this class we'll create designs using the free image editing software called Inkscape. We'll then demonstrate how to use the Eggbot and finally as time permits, we'll decorate eggs.
We'll provide the eggs, you provide the design!
All Hands Active, 525 E. Liberty St. $15. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/easter-egg-painting-with-eggbot-1/ [map]
All those interested in Indonesian culture invited. Bring a dish to pass.
1-3 p.m., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 764-0352. [map]
Sept. 8, 22, & 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20, & 27; Nov. 3 & 10. Guided tours of this restored 19th-century Greek Revival home, named for the family of German American musicians who occupied it at the turn of the 19th century.
1-4 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations accepted. 994-4898. [map]
Mar. 9, 10, 23, & 24. Museum staff give family-friendly science demos. Mar. 9 & 10: "Mighty Motion" offers gravity, inertia, and air resistance experiments, including the chance to see a tray of eggs launched with a broom. Mar. 23 & 24: "Luminosity" features experiments with light, such as making a dill pickle light up.
1 & 3 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
A 4-mile hike to learn about watersheds and groundwater recharge on unmarked trails in the Pinckney State Recreation Area.
1 p.m., meet at Zingerman's Roadhouse (2501 Jackson Rd.) to carpool. Free. 677-0823.
Developing Your Musical Intuitions: The Language of Classical Music: U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Youth & Adult Community Programs.more >
Developing Your Musical Intuitions: The Language of Classical Music: U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Youth & Adult Community Programs.< less
If you love classical music, you probably have a great deal of tacit knowledge about music, even if you have never played an instrument or learned to read musical notation. This course will enable you to access that knowledge by examining some of the fundamental aspects of aural experience, including memory and expectation, musical ambiguity, and feelings of tension and release. Although instructional materials will be provided for those who wish to progress further on their own, even those with no formal musical training and no knowledge of musical notation will enjoy this course. In a series of eight ninety-minute lectures, the course will use powerful and memorable musical events to generalize about musical grammar and logic, featuring works that are familiar to many classical music enthusiasts, such as Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto and Chopin's "Revolutionary" Etude, all of them played live at the piano by the instructor, Professor Kevin Korsyn of the University of Michigan SMTD.
Stearns Building, 2005 Baits Drive. $160. 734-936-2660. email@example.com www.music.umich.edu/adultprograms [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. and Mar. 29 & Apr. 1-5 Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.
The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun., and 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Mar. 29 and Apr. 1-5) 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.
Larry Cat in Space (12:30 p.m. Mar. 29 and Apr. 1-5 only) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner, a scientist on her way to the Moon.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
Talk by club librarian Bobbie Snow. Followed by a panel discussion with club members on "Seeking the Elusive Marriage Proof."
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]
(Chris Cook, 2012). Director Cook is on hand to introduce his fast-paced 30-minute educational documentary about the Michigan territory's role in the War of 1812.
1:30-2:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. . $5 (seniors age 60 & older, $4; members & kids under 12 accompanied by an adult, free). 794-6250. [map]
Mar. 10 & 24. See review. Docent-led tour of the current retrospective of works by internationally renowned Nigerian artist 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]
Mar. 23 & 24. Sara Randazzo directs professional and student members of this local tap dance ensemble in a program of tap dancing, with live musical accompaniment by veteran local singer-songwriter Dick Siegel and his band the Brandos.
4 & 7 p.m. (Mar. 23) & 2 p.m. (Mar. 24), Randazzo Dance Studio, 4569 Washtenaw. Tickets $15 (kids age 11 & under, $12) in advance at Randazzo Dance Studio. 477-9530. [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]
Mar. 21-24. Aral Gribble directs Community High students in Shakespeare's early tragedy exploring the savage ironies that shape political struggle and conflict. This production is set in contemporary Washington, D.C., where Caesar is an extremely popular president who is being considered for a 3rd term. A multimedia show with projected videos and a live Twitter feed, the production highlights parallels between the play's themes and contemporary issues: government corruption, tensions between the wealthy and the middle class, partisan media, the power of rumor, and the dangers of herd mentality
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Community High School Craft Theater, 401 N. Division. (Parking available in the lot behind the school, N. Fifth Ave. at Detroit St.) Tickets $12 (students, $8) in advance at showtix4u.com and at the door. 994-2025. [map]
Mar. 22-24. Laura Bird directs students in Cole Porter's musical comedy about two bickering exes who play the warring lovers Kate and Petruchio in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Generally regarded as Cole Porter's masterpiece, the score features such well-known songs as "Another Op'nin', Another Show," "Too Darn Hot," and the saucy "Always True to You in My Fashion," with a witty, literate libretto by Bella and Samuel Spewack.
7:30 p.m. (Mar. 22 & 23) & 2 p.m. (Mar. 24), Greenhills School Campbell Center for the Performing Arts, 850 Greenhills Dr. (off Earhart). Tickets $14 (students & seniors, $12). 769-4010. [map]
Mar. 22-24. Students present Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's campy musical black comedy about a carnivorous plant that grows to ferocious proportions. A nerdy store clerk adopts an unusual plant and fondly names it "Audrey" after the object of his unrequited affections. Initially it seems to bring him good fortune, but as the plant thrives, it grows more and more bloodthirsty, driving its owner to murder. Inspired by a low-budget Roger Corman 1960 comedy-horror flick, the show was an off-Broadway hit in the early 1980s and became a musical film in 1986.
8 p.m. (Mar. 22 & 23) & 2 p.m. (Mar. 24), Power Center. Tickets $13 (students with ID, $7) in advance at the Michigan League Ticket Office, and at the door. 764-2538. [map]
Talk about canoeing and kayaking on the Pere Marquette River by Michigan author Doc Fletcher. Followed by a drawing for a free canoe or kayak day trip.
2 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
All invited to celebrate this ancient Celtic Druidic festival honoring nature spirits, with a local emphasis on Ana, goddess of the Huron River. Bring gardening tools and seeds you would like blessed. Raffle and potluck (bring a dish).
2-5 p.m., Ann Arbor Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill. Free. 277-1897. [map]
Rebecca Groeb-Driskill directs students in a staged musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale.
7:30 p.m. (Mar. 22 & 23) & 2 p.m. (Mar. 24), Liberty School auditorium, 7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., Saline. Tickets $5 by phone and at the door. 429-8000, ext. 2338. [map]
Hike through Saginaw Forest. Followed at 5 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass and your own beverage and place setting).
3 p.m., Gladwin Center, 4105 W. Liberty ½ mile west of Wagner. Free. hvcn.org/info/skiclub. [map]
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]
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]
Mar. 22-24. Brian Myers directs young local actors in Bob Dorough's musical revue of the 1970s Saturday morning educational cartoon series that includes the catchy tunes "Conjunction Junction," "Sufferin' Till Suffrage," "Three Is a Magic Number," and more. Stars Grace Boote, Emily Griggs, Cynthia Cole-Heiss, Max Caselli, Carol Nichol, and Georgie Reynolds.
7 p.m. (Mar. 22 & 23) & 3 p.m. (Mar. 24), Washington Street Education Center Auditorium, 500 Washington, Chelsea. Tickets $10, in advance at the Chelsea Pharmacy (1125 S. Main), and at the door. chelseaareaplayers.org. [map]
These 2 EMU music faculty pianists perform a program of duets highlighted by a sonata by 2 of J.S. Bach's sons, with 2 movements by Johann Christoph and 2 by Johann Christian. Also, Faure's Dolly Suite, Schubert's Fantasy in F minor, and Barber's Excursions.
4 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.
Performance by this ad hoc ensemble of U-M professors. Oboist Nancy Ambrose and bassoonist Jeffrey Lyman perform Villa Lobos' Duo for Oboe and Bassoon; King, soprano Carmen Pelton, and trumpeter William Campbell perform Cimarosa's Quoniam Tu Solus Sanctus; King, Lyman, and pianist Martin Katz perform Grandval's Trio de Salon for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano; and violinists Andrew Jennings and Stephen Shipps, violist Yizhak Schotten, cellist Katri Ervamaa, and pianist Katherine Collier perform Doynanyi's Quintet for Piano and Strings in C minor.
4 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
All invited to join a discussion of the first book in Suzanne Collins' wildly popular young adult dystopian novel set in a post-apocalyptic future in which child gladiators are forced to kill each other in a televised competition.
4 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
AASPA faculty, including pianist Amy Cheng, violinist Colleen Wang, and cellist Kashia Bielak-Hoops, perform Franck's Violin Sonata and Beethoven's "Ghost" Piano Trio.
5 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
1. Pastorale ad libitum from Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 "Christmas Concerto" (Arcangelo Corelli)
2. Etude in C Minor "Revolutionary" (Frederic Chopin)
3. Pie Jesu from Requiem Mass (Gabriel Faure)
4. Adagio from Easter Oratorio (J.S. Bach)
5. Gavotte en Rondeau from Violin Partitia No. 3 in E Major (J.S. Bach)
6. "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth" from Messiah (George Handel)
7. Alleluia (Ralph Manuel)
30 minute programme of music and spoken word. Light refreshments to follow. Prefer Sunday dress (but not required). All ages welcome!
Ann Arbor Stake Center, 525 Woodland Dr Saline, MI 48176, Saline. Free. 531-9260. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
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 email@example.com to confirm. 747-8138. [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 naïve 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]