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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, December 31, 2013






 
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 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Social Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All seniors age 50 & over invited to play noncompetitive bridge. No partner required. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3). 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
9:30-11:30 a.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 769-5911. [map]
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 10 a.m. 

Noon Year's Eve: Comerica.

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Celebrate the excitement of New Year's Eve at NOON! This family friendly event will take place in the Kerrytown Farmer's Market and include an outdoor ice rink, cocoa, roasted marshmallows and much more! Skate's available for rent with proceeds going to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County.
Kerrytown Farmers Market. Donation. jennifer.degregorio@bbbswashtenaw.org www.facebook.com/noonyearseve [map]
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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Holidays: Let It Snow!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Dec. 26-Jan. 5. Family-friendly hands-on activities.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Mon.-Fri., except Jan. 1) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun. & Jan. 1), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 (members & infants, free) regular museum admission. 995-5439. [map]
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 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
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 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Marathon Skate": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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Dec. 24 & 31. Skating to music by a DJ.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Veterans Ice Arena, 2150 Jackson Rd. $6 (youths age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & over, $5). $1 discount for city residents. Skate rentals available ($3). 794-6235. [map]
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 1, 3:45, & 6:30 p.m. 

"Nebraska": Michigan Theater.

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(Alexander Payne, 2013). An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son to claim a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Times TBA at michtheater.org, 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). 668-TIME. [map]
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 1:15, 4, & 6:45 p.m. 

"Saving Mr. Banks": Michigan Theater.

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(John Lee Hancock, 2013). Dramatic biopic about Mary Poppins writer P.L. Travers' difficult childhood and relationship with Walt Disney. Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks.
Times TBA at michtheater.org (unless otherwise noted), 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). 668-TIME. [map]
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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Bring in the New Year Craft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All preschoolers through 5th graders invited to make hats and noisemakers for New Year's Eve.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 3 & 8 p.m. 

"Jeff Daniels: Onstage & Unplugged": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Dec. 26-29 & 31. Movie and TV star, playwright, and Purple Rose founder Daniels is also a singer-songwriter whose folk-flavored originals include such favorites as "If William Shatner Can, I Can, Too," "The Lifelong Tiger Fan Blues," "State Trooper," and "Recreational Vehicle." His shows are interspersed with chats about how each song came to be. Tonight's show features a mix of old favorites and newer songs. A benefit for Purple Rose.
8 p.m. (Dec. 26-29 & 31), 3 p.m. (Dec. 28 & 31), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $75 in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

Tuesday Dinner Ride: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues., Dec.-Mar. 10- to 20-mile ride, at various paces, along the well maintained Border-to-Border Trail, to a restaurant in either Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti. Front & back lights required, reflective clothing strongly recommended
6 p.m., meet at Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297, 971-2121. [map]
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 6-8:50 p.m. 

"DJ Skate".

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Skating to Top 40 music.
7:15-9 p.m. (6-8:50 p.m. on Dec. 31), Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr. (off Manchester Rd., 1/2 mile south of the intersection of Old US-12 & M-52), Chelsea. $5 (children 14 & under, $3) admission, $3 skate rental. 433-4444. [map]
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 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap knitting tips.
6:30-8:30 p.m., location TBA at http://www.meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/ Free. 945-3035.
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 7:30 p.m.-9 a.m. 

"New Year's Eve Overnight": Ann Arbor Jewish Community Center.

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All kids in grades K-8 invited for a pizza dinner with dessert and to watch the ball drop in Times Square. Also, movies, games, and free time wih friends. Bring pajamas & sleeping bags.
7:30 p.m.-9 a.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $35 (JCC members, $25). Space limited; preregistration required. 971-0990. [map]
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 8 p.m.-1 a.m. 

New Year's Eve Party: The Yellow Barn.

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Dancing, singing, and performances. Food & drinks.
8 p.m.-1 a.m., Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. $10-$25 sliding scale (Yellow Card & Pink Punch Card holders, free). ouryellowbarn.com. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

The Puck Drops Here: VisitAnnArbor.org.

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The Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to host a New Year's Eve street party in downtown Ann Arbor. The evening will feature six hours of live entertainment and a midnight ball drop.
The headlining musical entertainment artist will be Michelle Chamuel, star of 'The Voice' and former Ann Arborite. Chamuel will perform with Tyler Duncan and their band, S/HE. Chamuel, who also performs under her electronic alias The Reverb Junkie, recently released her first solo album titled "All I Want." The night will also feature DJs Robert Lux, Ross Federman, DJ Scout and live drumming from Mike Shea.
Main Street in Downtown Ann Arbor. Free. Ann Arbor. jldegregorio@gmail.com www.VisitAnnArbor.org
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