Nov. 2 & 3. (Margarethe von Trotta, 2012). Biopic about the German-born philosopher who coined the phrase "the banality of evil." English & German, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. $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). See michtheater.org for full schedule. 668-TIME. [map]
Show and sale of nativity scenes, Christmas ornaments, wooden utensils, cutting boards, note cards, toys, figurines, and more by Red Bird Mission (Kentucky) crafters. Lunch available (11 a.m.-2 p.m.).
9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Nov. 2) & 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Nov. 3), Dexter UMC, 7643 Huron River Dr., Dexter. Free admission. 426-8480. [map]
Nov. 3: "Manchester-Sharon Hollow Ride." Fast-paced 60-mile ride (996-9461) to Manchester for a hearty breakfast. Also, a 40-mile ride to the same destination leaves at 10 a.m. from the municipal parking lot on Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of US-12) in Saline.
Nov. 10: "Hills of Ann Arbor Ride." Tentative. Fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced rides, 22-44 miles, over some of the city's toughest hills. Each route is made up of 3 to 5 loops, so you can easily drop out if you get worn out. This ride is held only if a ride leader can be recruited.
Nov. 17: "Milan Breakfast Ride." Fast/moderate-paced 40-mile and slow-paced 30-mile rides (604-3351) to Milan for breakfast.
Nov. 24: "Amy's Democratic Ride." Fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced rides (276-0240) where ride leader Kathleen Donahoe decides to go.
9 a.m. (Nov. 3) & 10 a.m. (Nov. 10, 17, & 24), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 904-6431. [map]
Join us for an introductory weekend teaching on the Diamond Approach spiritual path by ordained teacher, Gregory Beck. The weekend will cover the basic elements of the path with group exercises and time for questions and comments. Lunch will be provided. All are welcome to attend.
The Diamond Approach is a contemporary spiritual teaching that reveals the truth, beauty and mystery of our essential nature. Its unique perspective, developed and written about by A.H.Almaas, is a spiritual path that combines elements of depth psychology with knowledge of traditional practices, creating a new and accessible method for engaging in spiritual work while living fully in the modern world.
Home of Gretchen and David Gruner, 3530 Sulgrave Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. $135. 734-213-0579. firstname.lastname@example.org www.ridhwan.org [map]
Nov. 2 & 3. 28 dealers from 10 states show and sell stamps, postcards, and collector supplies. Also, stamp displays on topics that range from penguins and Egyptian postal history to orchids and Japanese national parks to WWII and 19th-century Michigan mail by boat and rail. Also, USPS, UN Postal Administration, and American Topical Association booths.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Nov. 2) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov. 3), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 Huron River Dr. Free admission. email@example.com, 761-5859. [map]
Show and sale of teddy bears. Also, bear appraisals & door prizes.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. $6 (kids ages 3-12, $2). (502) 423-STAR. [map]
Every Sun. Talk by Gelek Rimpoche, an incarnate lama from Tibet who lives in Ann Arbor.
10-11 a.m., Jewel Heart Center, 1129 Oak Valley Dr. (between Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. & Ellsworth). Free. 994-3387. [map]
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Oct. 20: Ann Arborite Sally Clisham on "My Experience with Civil Disobedience."
Nov. 3: Retired Montessori teacher Winifred Wylie discusses Richard Dowden's book Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles.
Nov. 17: Washtenaw Housing Alliance director Julie Steiner discusses "Homelessness & the Risk of Homelessness in Washtenaw County."
10 a.m., Burns Park Shelter, Wells at Baldwin. Free. 669-9187.
Every Sun. A weekly program open to all single adults interested in contemporary Christian topics, new ideas, personal growth, and social and physical activities.
Oct. 27 & Nov. 3: U-M English professor emeritus Ralph Williams discusses "The Role of Evil in Human History."
Nov. 10: Douglas Orbaker, a former coordinator of the Council of Protestant Churches of Nicaragua (CEPAD) delegation in Managua, discusses Nicaragua, CEPAD, and new First Presbyterian partnership in San Jose de los Remates.
Nov. 17 & 24: U-M English professor emeritus Ralph Williams discusses "Memoir and Social Crisis."
Dec. 1: Screening of volume 3 of The Long Search, Ronald Eyre's 1977 BBC film series on world religions. In this episode Eyre visits Indian and Sri Lanka to learn about the Therevada Buddhism practiced in southeast Asia.
Dec. 8 & 15: Central Seminary (Ann Arbor) religion professor Waldemar Schmeichel presents talks on "The Theology of Christmas Hymns."
Dec. 22: All invited to bring a dish to pass for a festive Christmas potluck.
Dec. 29: All invited for conversation.
11 a.m., First Presbyterian Church Monteich Hall, 1432 Washtenaw. Free. 662-4466, ext. 43. [map]
Every Tues. & Wed. Stories and songs for kids age 2 & up (accompanied by an adult). Note: These storytimes are also offered at 3 AADL branches: Malletts Creek (Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard; Traverwood (Tues. 11-11:30 a.m.; Wed., 6-6:30 p.m.; & Thurs., 10-10:30 a.m.), 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.; and Pittsfield (Thurs. 7-7:30 p.m. & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.
10-10:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 11-11:30 a.m. (Wed.), AADL youth department story room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Start your Sunday morning with gentle yoga & meditation. Sura will guide you through stretches to warm up the body for sitting meditation. Meditation is 20 minutes with some guidance.
Ann Arbor College of Martial Arts, 1952 S. Industrial. $64 for 8 weeks. 310.663.1662. firstname.lastname@example.org a2cma.com [map]
Every Sun. All invited to a 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.) or just west of Fuller pool. Free. email@example.com, 846-9418.
Oct. 27 & Nov. 3. Prairie advocate Aunita Erskine leads volunteers in removing woody invasives from this rare prairie remnant on the St. Joe's hospital grounds. Wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
Noon-3 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, call for meeting location. Preregistration required by email or phone. firstname.lastname@example.org, 668-6354.
Sept. 29, Oct. 6 & 20, Nov. All invited to compete in a shotgun blast or a running deer pistol shoot. Winners get a turkey or a pound of bacon. The Oct. 6 & Nov. 3 shoots are preceded from 8 a.m. to noon by breakfast ($6.50).
Noon, TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 per round. 429-9561. [map]
Every Sun. & Thurs. except Nov. 28. 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.
1-6 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m.-midnight (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. Free. 417-5547. [map]
Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 20-Nov. 3. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate designs precision-cut with Farm Works software and a GPS unit. This year's "farmyard" theme features a maze shaped like a tractor and one shaped like a barn. New this year, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 4, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 1-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $12 (kids, $10) for both. talladayfarms.com 645-1791. [map]
Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Sun. & Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Fri.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Fri.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 709 Packard. $5 (Tues., free; Fri., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [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]
Dearborn comics artist Jesse Hughes, creator of the Cosmicat comic strip, talks about how to draw expressive facial expressions. The program concludes with a hands-on comic jam. For adults and teens in grade 6 & up. Drawing supplies provided.
1-3 p.m., AADL 4th-floor meeting room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Local composer-percussionist Aron Kaufman leads infants through 5-year-olds (accompanied by an adult) in a program of music and dancing.
1-1:40 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Nov. 2, 3, 16, & 17. Museum staff give family-friendly science demos. Nov. 2 & 3: "Mind Over Matter" includes experiments with extreme states of solids, liquids, and gases. Nov. 16 & 17: "Good Vibes" features sound experiments, including the chance to see a flame extinguished by sound.
1 & 3 p.m., AAHOM Legacy Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
Talk by historian Jay Follis, a longtime member of the Titanic Historical Society.
1-2:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5 (seniors age 60 & older, $4; members & kids under 12 with adult, free). Preregistration required. 794-6250. [map]
(Steve McQueen, 2013). Drama, based on Solomon Northrup's 1853 autobiography, about a free black man from upstate New York who is abducted and sold into slavery. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch. A selection of classic Looney Tunes with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig et al.
Various times, Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50) in advance at ticket web.com and at the door. michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [map]
Imagine a Congress that responds to the people it represents and tackles all the issues our country faces. Is this a pipe-dream??? Not really. Over 30 years ago, Sam Daley-Harris founded RESULTS, which successfully influences Congress on domestic and global poverty issues, and that model has been recently adapted to tackle climate change. Harris wrote about his formula for success in a book entitled "Reclaiming our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government" and will be sharing from the 20th Anniversary reprint of the book and from his experiences. Come join us as he reveals his tactics for effective citizen engagement to change the world. The event is a fundraiser for RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund. There will be opportunities to make donations and to purchase signed copies of the book.
First Baptist Church, 517 E. Washington St. Donation. 734-930-1772. RESULTSMich@gmail.com http://tinyurl.com/2013RESULTSAnnArbor [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.
The Sky Tonight (Sat. 11:30 a.m., Sat. & Sun. 1:30 & 3:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky.
Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope (Sat. 12:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show that explores how telescopes work and what they can do.
Impact Earth (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show, narrated by astronaut Tom Jones, about meteors, meteorites, asteroids, and comets, and the dangers they can pose to life on Earth.
Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
Oct. 29-31 & Nov. 1-3. Founded in 1997, this innovative London puppet theatre company is known for its contemporary reworking of the traditional Japanese art of Bunraku, a complex, dramatic form of puppetry in puppeteers perform in full view of the audience. Tonight's critically acclaimed program, The Table, is a triptych of humorously absurd, technically accomplished pieces inspired by Beckett, the Bible, and Ikea. The first takes place on a simple table and features a cantankerous 2-foot-tall puppet experiencing an existential crisis. The second piece is a short interlude of striking visual illusions, followed by a delirious crime thriller told entirely through pieces of A4 paper covered in text and images. Reviewers have praised The Table for combining a strikingly minimal aesthetic with deadpan humor and warmth. Ages 14+.
7:30 p.m. (Oct. 29-31), 8 p.m. (Nov. 1 & 2), and 2 p.m. (Nov. 3), Performance Network. General admission $35 (Oct. 29-31) & $40 (Nov. 1-3), in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538.
Every Sun. All invited to try this interactive, free-form dance style that involves a rolling point of contact between two or more people through which dancers give and share weight. It is somewhere between tango, modern dance, aikido, wrestling, gymnastics, and none of the above, and usually takes place without music. People do contact improv in any combination of genders, and there are no steps. No partner required; beginners welcome. Followed by discussion and socializing.
2-4 p.m., Phoenix Center, 200 S. Main (above Elmo's). $5-$10 sliding scale based on ability to pay. 604-4416. [map]
Marlin Whitaker and others call to music by the Golden Griffon Stringtet. 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). 994-6494. [map]
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]
All kids in grades PreK-3 invited to listen to Ludwig Bemelmans's story about the adventures of a young Parisian girl. In conjunction with the presentation of the ArtsPower musical adapted from the book at the Michigan Theater on Nov. 10 (see listing).
2-3 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4555. [map]
Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 19-Dec. 14, except Nov. 28. Local actors present a revival of Jeff Daniels' acclaimed 1993 comedy about a Midwestern flight attendant who is having a midlife crisis complicated by memories of his dead father and the fact that his wife wants him to have a vasectomy. Cast: Richard McWilliams, Stephanie Buck, David Bendena, Michael Brian Ogden, Drew Parker, Rusty Mewha, Nathan Eyde, and Rhiannon Ragland.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Sept. 19-25 previews: Tickets $22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $32 (Sat. eve.). After Sept. 25: Tickets $27 (Wed. & Thurs.), $37 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $42 (Sat. eves.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
"Yellow or Blue: Where are You? Soil and Habitat Connections": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.more >
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WCPARC naturalist Faye Stoner leads a hike to learn about various soils and soil traits in Park Lyndon. Also, a chance to test soil pH (the paper goes from blue to yellow).
2-4 p.m., Park Lyndon North, North Territorial Rd. east of M-52, Lyndon Twp. Free. 971-6337, ext. 334.
Riverwalks Ann Arbor author author Brenda Bentley leads a vigorous 2-hour hike along the Huron River with some big climbs to viewpoints. Some talk but mostly strong-paced walking.
3 p.m., meet at Argo Canoe Livery shelter. 1055 Longshore Dr. (north off Moore from Broadway at Maiden Lane). Free. 945-9804.
Every Sat. & Sun. (except Dec. 1 & 7), Nov. 2-Dec. 22. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demo that involves making a comet, observing its changes, and exploring the methods scientists use to identify the "ingredients" of objects in space.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Exhibit Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
Oct. 29 & 31 and Nov. 1-3. Tuba concerts by U-M students and visiting musicians. Tonight: Performance by Texas Tech University tuba and euphonium professor (and U-M alum) Kevin Wass. Accompanist is Susan Wass.
4 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
This Cleveland Baroque orchestra was founded in 1992 by its current conductor, Jeannette Sorrell, an award-winning harpsichordist, and has toured both North America and Europe. "Apollo's Fire has forged a vibrant, life-affirming approach to the remaking of early music," writes a BBC Music Magazine reviewer. "Their seductive vision of musical authenticity is guided by a shared commitment to honest emotional expression, rooted in period style yet never its slave." Tonight they perform Bach's spirited Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2-6, widely beloved and regarded as the finest Baroque era compositions.
4 p.m., Hill Auditorium. $14-$70, in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
Anthony Elliott conducts this volunteer ensemble in Mozart's Piano Concerto #27 with guest soloist Louis Nagel, a U-M piano professor. Also, 4 pieces from Copland's ballet Rodeo, Leigh Daniels' Curiosity (Who Will I Be Next?), and the Overture to Dmitry Kabalevsky's 1938 opera Colas Breugnon.
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]
Featured speaker TBA. The program also honors African American students in the Ann Arbor Public Schools who have maintained a 3.2 grade-point average or better over the past academic year.
4 p.m., Four Points Sheraton Inn, 3200 Boardwalk. $50 in advance only. (Sponsor a scholar, $35). 761-9084. [map]
SANDHILL CRANES GATHER last year there were over 8000 Cranes within 2 hours flying in over our heads!
Every Saturday & Sunday in October & November. The best viewing is End of October Beginning of November. Time: 2:00 pm until dusk. Where: Self guided driving maps are available at any participating shop in Chelsea and Manchester. Tour the flight path of the 40 decorated Sandhill Cranes recycled metal sculptures in and around Chelsea and Manchester. Then check out the beautiful fall colors as you spot the cranes in the farm fields. From 4:00 pm until dusk, join the Jackson Audubon Society members at the Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary, who will answer your crane questions. Come and be a part of natures finest moment. Bring your friends, family and neighbors to enjoy our natural surroundings. Spotting scopes are available. Bring your camera and binoculars. Stop in Chelsea to warm up, share all your photographs.
Haehnle Sanctuary, Seymour Rd & Fairlane Dr., Grass Lake, Chelsea. Donation. email@example.com www.sandhillcranesgather.com or www.haehnlesanctuary.org
Great meals deserve a great presentation. Our Sumptuous Table exhibit, which runs from October 18 to December 8, 2013, is a display of stylish handmade ceramic dinnerware by Yourist Studio Gallery Resident Artists and will include place settings and serving pieces designed to complement your good cooking and grace your table. So come feast your eyes on our dinnerware exhibit, with pieces perfect for our own home, for wedding presents, and as holiday gifts for family and friends. Artists' Reception will take place on Friday, October 25, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. firstname.lastname@example.org youristpottery.com [map]
Daily. Texas hold 'em and blackjack for players of all levels. Also, hold 'em tournaments at 7 p.m. Wed., Fri., & Sat. Free dinner, 5-6 p.m., and other nightly specials. Net proceeds donated to a different charity each week.
5 p.m.-2 a.m., Heidelberg (3rd floor), 215 N. Main. $10-$500 buy-in to play poker, $2-$20 per-hand blackjack, $40 buy-in for hold 'em tournaments. 834-2237. [map]
great place to relax and enjoy the games of chance. I would recommend to all....
Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). Free. Email email@example.com to confirm. 717-1569. [map]
This class combines bellydance movements with traditional fitness training to build your strength, stability and balance. Don't worry, the burning is normal.
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $12. (734) 726-0353. firstname.lastname@example.org http://a2aviary.com/offerings/hurts-so-good-bellydance-conditioning/ [map]
A varied program by local musicians, including 2 local high school musicians--harpist Hannah Foster and baritone Sam Kidd--accompanied by pianist Adrienne Clark, the popular U-M jazz department ensemble Gabe & the Keystones, the Northside Community Church Bell Choir, and tenor Glenn Perry, who is joined by pianist Kathryn Goodson for a performance of early Puccini songs. Reception follows. Proceeds benefit Ozone House, a local nonprofit that helps troubled and runaway youths.
7 p.m., Northside Community Church, 929 Barton Dr. Free; donations appreciated. 663-6091. [map]
This class will drill your dance fundamentals and teaches choreography to music from traditional to Macklemore. Coral Rose of Unveiled Bellydance and Lunatic Vagabonds will teach you to bellydance to anything on your playlist!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $15. (734) 726-0353. email@example.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belly_dance [map]
Performances by various student ensembles.
Oct. 21: Fall Festival of Choirs.
Oct. 28: Orchestra Halloween Concert.
Nov. 3: Echoes Concert Band.
Dec. 9: Band and Orchestra Concert.
Dec. 10: Band and Choirs Concert.
Dec. 12: Orchestra Concert.
Dec. 19: Band and Orchestra Pre-Festival Ensemble Concert.
Feb 8: District Solo & Ensemble Vocal Festival. 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Feb. 27: Band & Orchestra Pre-Festival Concert.
Mar. 1: "Showcase of Michigan Show Choirs." Performances by CHS Company C and choirs from several other Michigan high schools. $10 in advance at Chelsea Pharmacy and at the door.
7 p.m., CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. Free unless otherwise noted. 475-4524. [map]
Goshen College (Indiana) violin professor Soroka and U-M piano professor Greene perform works TBA.
7 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
Ben Cohen directs the local Vocal Arts Ensemble in English composer Herbert Howells' rarely heard 1932 Requiem, and Deborah Friauff directs the St. Andrew's Adult Choir in American composer Edwin Fissinger's requiem Lux Aeterna and the St. Andrew's Compline Singers in Spanish Renaissance composer Tomas Luis de Victoria's Requiem a 4 Voces.
7:15-8 p.m., St. Andrew's, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518.
Landscape artist Nancy Flanagan discusses what jurors look for when making selections for an exhibit. Flanagan also gives brief critiques; if you wish to participate, bring 2 small works, preferably related.
7:30 p.m., 4844 Jackson Rd., suite 100. Free. 996-2551. [map]
Every Sun through Dec. 22. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary. Preceded at 7 p.m. by beginning lessons and practice.
8-10 p.m., Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom (Pendleton Room on Dec. 15). $5 ($10 includes lessons). 763-6984. [map]
(Stu Zicherman, 2013). Comedy about a man who finds out he was unknowingly part of a study on divorced children.
Michigan Theater. $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). See michtheater.org for full schedule. 668-TIME. [map]