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Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 9, 2014






 
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 8 a.m. 

MHealthy's Winter Exercise and Relaxation Class.

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MHealthy's Winter Exercise and Relaxation Class registration is still open!
Classes run January 9 - April 23. MHealthy offers more than 120 classes ranging from step aerobics and body sculpting to Pilates, spinning, yoga, Zumba, and everything in between! Classes are open to the U-M community as well as to the general public, and are held at various campus locations and at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. There is a class for you at a location near you! For class schedule and cost information, call (734) 647-7888 or visit http://www.Mhealthy.umich.edu/exercise.
Various University of Michigan locations. Various prices. mhealthy@umich.edu http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/activity/classes/index.html

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 9:15 a.m.  Free! 

Coffee Talk Series: Sensory Issues in Children at Clonlara School: Clonlara School and Leaps & Bounds Therapy Services.

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Sensory Processing: More than just 5 senses.
Did you know that there are actually more than just 5 senses? Our sensory system consist of 7 categories, including proprioception, tactile, vestibular, visual, auditory, gustatory, and olfactory senses. This discussion will look at the way our bodies take in sensory information from the environment, organize it, and then use it within our everyday life.
Sensory Issues VS Behavioral, Emotional, or Transition issues
Is it a sensory problem? Or is it a behavioral, emotional, or transitional problem? Sometimes it can be difficult to differentiate between these 4 areas of concern. This discussion will help to aide us to identify the root of the issue; whether it's sensory-based, related to a behavioral or emotional issue, or is it difficulties with being able to transition.
Series sponsored by Clonlara School and Leaps & Bounds Therapy Services
Clonlara School, 1289 Jewett Ave, Ann Arbor. Free. 734-926-4617. martha@clonlara.org www.clonlara.org/campus/event [map]

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 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Little Scientist: Free Preview Day!: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Is your little one curious about the world around them? Then bring your budding explorer to our Little Scientist Play Day! This one-day session gives you an opportunity to try out our new class for free! Every week your child age 18 to 36 months and a parent (or caregiver) will have a hands on play date with science. Potential experiments include Exploding Color Bubbles, Fun with Light, Sink and Float, Textures, and much more! Come dressed in clothes that can get a bit messy or bring a smock. Children will have open time to play with their fellow scientists adn read a book.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. Free. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]

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 9:30 a.m. 

Spirited Yoga.

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Energize your body while creating balanced strength and awakening flexibility. This breath-based flowing vinyasa class uses traditional yogasana and pranayama techniques to stoke your inner fire, burn impurities, and unleash freedom and joy.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]

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 10 a.m.-noon 

Kids and Creatures: The Creature Conservancy.

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This series of programs is designed especially for preschoolers (ages 2 - 5 years) and their parents. It runs every Thursday morning from 10 am - noon for six weeks, January 9th through February 13th. Your young one(s) will meet 2 - 3 amazing animals each week, including an armadillo, possum, kangaroo, wallaby, blue-tongued lizard, axolotl, fire salamander, giant tortoise, skunk, and many more! They will learn about each animal, play games, listen to stories and have fun with cool animal-themed crafts. Cost is $90 for one parent and one preschooler; additional preschoolers from the same family are $30 each. While space allows, late registrations are accepted at a pro-rated cost.
Limited to 15 preschoolers - register soon! www.thecreatureconservancy.org
The Creature Conservancy, 4940 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $90. 734 929 9324. info@thecreatureconservancy.org (preferred contact) thecreatureconservancy.org [map]

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 10-11:30 a.m. 

"A Future for Michigan: Facing the Challenges, Embracing the Solutions": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs., Jan, 9-Feb. 13. A series of 6 weekly lectures by different U-M and visiting speakers. Jan. 9: U-M president emeritus James Duderstadt discusses "A Vision for Michigan's Third Century." Jan. 16: The Center for Michigan founder and president Phil Power on "The Center for Michigan: Provoking the Public's Agenda to Make Michigan a Better Place." Jan. 23: EMU education professor Barbara Bleyaert moderates a panel discussion wit Hamtramck High School principal and current and former students at the school on "Successful Schools=Successful Citizens: Lessons from Hamtramck High School." Jan. 30: Detroit Free Press reporter John Gallagher, author of Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City, on "Reimagining Detroit." Feb. 6: MSU economics professor Charles Ballard on "Michigan's Economy: Past, Present, and Future." Feb. 13: Randal Charlton, founder of the medical supply company Asterand and a former director of the WSU Research and Technology park who currently directs a nonprofit that helps 50+ adults pursue career changes, on "The Fun and Fear of Encore Careers: How Older Adults Can Help Themselves and the Michigan Economy."
10-11:30 a.m., Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Rd. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]

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 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Tues. & Thurs. Linda Zimmer reads stories for kids age 6 & under.
6 p.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Thurs.), Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [map]

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 11 a.m. 

Better Backs Yoga.

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Release strain and tension on the back, neck and shoulders and strengthen the supporting muscles while releasing the hamstrings and supporting the knees and hips. This soothing practice is available to all levels and promotes immune function, mental acuity and overall well-being.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]

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 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddler Time Out in a Good Way!": Nicola's Books.

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Jan. 2, 9, & 23. Michigan Theater sponsorship director Drew Waller leads a picture book storytime.
11:30 a.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

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 Noon-6 p.m.  Free! 

People of the River - Photography/Video Exhibit: UM Latin American and Caribbean Studies, College of Engineering, UM Library.

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People of the River
Photography and Video Exhibit
Marcin Szczepanski, Senior Multimedia Producer, Michigan Engineering
People of the River captures the life of so called ribeirinhos (river people) that inhabit the Pantanal region in Brazil. Pantanal, located roughly in the center of South America, is one of the largest wetlands in the world, with a wonderfully diverse ecosystem.
The author portrays the changing nature of life in Pantanal and how its residents cope with the environmental, social and economic challenges around them. The exhibit also documents the work of Pantanal Partnership, the collaboration of U-M students with Pantanal's residents and schools that aims to provide healthy water and renewable energy to the area by building water filters, bio-digesters and wind turbines.
http://marcinvisuals.com/photography.php
Where: Duderstadt Center Gallery on North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd.
When: January 8-25, 2014
Opening: 4 PM. Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Duderstadt Center Gallery, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd. Free. 215 900 9826. marcins@umich.edu www.marcinvisuals.com [map]

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 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances and activities. Jan. 2: Snowflake Making Workshop. Jan. 9: Classical pianist Jin Hwa Lee. Jan. 16: U-M music majors. Jan. 23: Folk-rock trio Souls Alike. Jan. 30: Acoustic world music by Hiroya Tsukamoto.
12:10 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]

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 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Feeling Baroque": First Baptist Church Coffee Break Concert Series.

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An ensemble of local professional musician-violinist Phoebe Gelzer-Govato, cellist Debra Lonergan, and harpsichordist Alice Van Wambeke-performs Baroque music by Handel, Heinrich Ignaz Biber, and Jean-Marie LeClair. Preceded and followed by refreshments.
12:15 p.m., First Baptist Church, 517 E. Washington. Free. 663-9376. [map]

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 1 p.m. 

Ikebana International Chapter 183.

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Tentative. Club members lead a session of ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. Call for instructions on equipment to bring.
1 p.m., University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Dr. (off Huron Pkwy.). $15 (members, $8) materials fee. (248) 685-7696. [map]

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 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

New Horizons Band: Saline Senior Center.

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Every Tues. & Thurs., except Dec. 19-Jan. 6. Bring a band instrument. Beginners are asked to call ahead to set up lessons.
7-8:30 p.m. (Tues.) and 1-2:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Liberty School band room, 7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., Saline. Free. 429-1742. [map]

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 2-8 p.m.  Free! 

Free HIV Testing: S3 Safe Sex Store and HIV/AIDS Resource Center.

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Free HIV testing is available at S3 Safe Sex Store every Thursday until 8:00 p.m.
Testing is performed by HARC staff.
Walk-ins welcome, or call to schedule an appointment. Test takes approximately 20 minutes.
S3 Safe Sex Store, 1209 South University. Free. 734-741-1434. info@bak-inc.com www.s3safesexstore.com [map]

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 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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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Concerto Competition Finals: U-M School of Music.

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Jan. 8 & 9. Two days of music by undergrad (Jan. 8) and grad (Jan. 9) student finalists in the annual music school concerto competition.
4 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]

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 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Conversations on Europe": U-M Center for European Studies.

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Talks by U-M and visiting scholars.

Jan. 9: U-M sociology professor Geneviève Zubrzycki discusses "'With One Color, We Cannot See': Building Pluralism through Jewishness in Contemporary Poland."

Jan. 23: Georgetown University history professor Mustafa Aksakal discusses "A Global Islamic Revolution? The Jihad Declaration of November 1914 Reconsidered."

Feb. 20: Manhattan Community College political science professor Peter Bratis discusses "Civilization Gone Awry: Culture, Capitalism, and Conflict in Contemporary Europe."

Mar. 20: Indiana University history professor Michelle Moyd discusses "Centering a Sideshow: World War One in German East Africa as Local Experience."

Apr. 3: Binghamton University anthropology professor Douglas Holmes discusses "Public Currency: The Creation of a Monetary Regime."

Apr. 17: European University Institute visiting scholar Jean-Thomas Arrighi discusses "In Varietate Concordia? The Accommodation of National and Immigration-Induced Pluralism in 'Contemporary Europe.'"

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4 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 647-2743. [map]

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 4, 6:45, & 9:30 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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 4:45-5:45 p.m. 

Youth Aerial Silk at Ringstar: Ringstar Studio.

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Aerial Silks are an exciting and beautiful circus art involving two long fabric "ribbons" which a performer does tricks in. Also known as aerial dance, this art is a great way to develop strength, coordination, flexibility, spatial awareness, and confidence. Kids in grades 6-12 are welcome to attend this series of after school classes designed specifically for young people. Younger people are welcome to observe a class to see if they're ready. No experience necessary!
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. $10. diane@a2ringstar.com http://a2ringstar.com [map]

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 6 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri., except Jan. 1. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Fri.), modern constructed (Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Sun.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Sun.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]

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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Mic & Share": Bookbound.

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Local poet Zilka Joseph reads from her work, noted for its vivid imagery and exploration of the natural world in her 2011 collection, What Dread. Signing. The program begins with an open mike for poets.
6 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [map]

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 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Super Foods: Winter.

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We are taking super foods and AMPING up the flavor! Now is your chance to eat great and boost vitality with these nutrient-packed delicious recipes with a focus on SEASONAL mushrooms, cranberries, pumpkin, avocado, cabbage and citrus. Full participation. Menu: Red Wine-braised Cabbage with Wild Mushrooms; Winter Citrus and Avocado Salad; Pumpkin Bisque with Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds; Dark Chocolate and Fresh Cranberry Bark with Orange Zest and Toasted Almonds. We will also offer a glass of organic sulfite-free wine to enjoy with your meal! Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]

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 6:30-9 p.m. 

Infant Care Class: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Babies don't come with instructions, so we designed a series full of information and demonstrations to prepare for newborn care. Topics covered include swaddling, diapering, feeding, holding, bathing, cord care, crying, when to call a pediatrician, safety issues, sleep issues, and emotional adjustment. May be taken any time during pregnancy.
Classes are two weeks in length.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $80. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]

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 6:30 p.m. 

AcroYoga Jam!: AcroYoga Ann Arbor.

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All skill levels are welcome to this Jam hosted by AcroYoga Ann Arbor founder Jim Gilligan. Learn some basics plus good spotting techniques. Work on more advanced asanas, or bust out your new routine! Bring a partner or match up with a partner there.
Be prepared to laugh and have fun, and don't feel like you have to commit to the entire time. Feel free to come and stay for what ever works for you. Opening Circle starts promptly at 6:30, Closing Circle at 8:30.
In order to rent space during the colder months, your financial support is needed. Suggested donation: $10.00/per person - look for the yellow donation can :-)
If you have any questions you can reach Jim via email at jim@acroyoga.org call or text 810.599.6881
These jams are fun and informal and not meant to take the place of formal AcroYoga classes now available in Ann Arbor.
Thrive Martial Arts and Fitness, 5060 Jackson Rd. Donation. 810.599.6881. acroyogaannarbor@gmail.com www.acroyogaannarbor.com [map]

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 7 p.m. 

ACBL Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. No partner required.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $7. 761-6691. [map]

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 7 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. 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.
7-11 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5-9 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Author event: Hope into Practice--Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears: Common Language Bookstore.

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Common Language Bookstore welcomes Bay Area author Penny Rosenwasser for a discussion, reading, and signing of her book HOPE Into PRACTICE, Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears. Anchored in Jewish ethical tradition and community, Hope into Practice is an activist's call to repair the world. As lesbian comic Kate Clinton writes, "Hope into Practice…is a book for everyone, even recovering Catholics…like myself… Hope floats throughout this book and the question, 'What could Jewishness be without suffering or victimhood?' is asked in joy not shame."
Penny will share stories of how internalized homophobia and anti-Semitism can get in the way of our having the best lives possible, and of being effective activists for justice. Her book offers a rare blend of healing stories, fascinating history, and a fair-minded perspective on Israel-Palestine-asking us to love ourselves enough to face our fears without acting on them.
Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
SHaut Cabaret and Gallery, 325 Braun Court. Free. (734) 663-0036. http://pennyrosenwasser.com [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Harry Dolan: Nicola's Books.

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This local best-selling writer reads from The Last Dead Girl, the latest in his mystery series set in Ann Arbor, about the violent past of mystery magazine editor David Loogan. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

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 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Health Talks: Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor.

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Jan. 9: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "New Year, New You!" Jan. 15: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "Lick the Sugar Habit." Jan. 23: Health practitioner Connie Kelly-Saur on "Beat the Blues."
7-8 p.m., NHCAA, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [map]

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 7 p.m. 

Spirited Yoga.

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Energize your body while creating balanced strength and awakening flexibility. This breath-based flowing vinyasa class uses traditional yogasana and pranayama techniques to stoke your inner fire, burn impurities, and unleash freedom and joy.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]

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 7 p.m. 

U-M Women's Basketball vs. Wisconsin.

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7 p.m., Crisler Center, S. State at Hoover. $7 & $8. 764-0247.

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

What is Oncology Massage?: Tranquil Being Healing Massage and Pregnancey Arts Center.

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What is Oncology Massage? 1 hour 30 minutes
Thursday, January 9th, 7-8:30pm. A FREE introductory discussion on what Oncology Massage is, why special training is needed for your massage therapist and what this type of specialized massage can do for you? Gather information and get questions answered by Lisa Nogueira, an Oncology Massage Therapist at Tranquil Being. Please call or register online at our website, space is limited.
Tranquil Being, 320 Miller Ave. Suite 185. Free. 734-761-8753. www.tranquilbeing.com [map]

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 7-9 p.m. 

"Porters and Browns": Arbor Brewing Company Beer Tasting.

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A chance to sample and learn about some 2 dozen porters and brown beers from around the world. Also, a drawing for beer-related prizes. The price of admission includes unlimited beer sampling and a German appetizer buffet.
7-9 p.m., Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 213-1393. [map]

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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Story Night": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members host a storytelling program. Audience members are encouraged to bring a 5-minute story to tell.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]

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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Memory Wars: Competing Claims of Martyrdom During WWII In Eastern Europe": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by U-M history professor Brian Porter-Szucs. In conjunction with the 2014 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads (see January 21 listing).
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]

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 7:30 p.m. 

Meditation and Power: Consciously Applying the Energetic Laws of the Universe: Center of Light.

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Your heart and mind are incredibly powerful forces for transforming your life. The universe responds to your thoughts, feelings and beliefs in predictable and controllable ways. When you learn to understand and apply the laws of the spiritual and energetic world- your whole life will change. But don't just believe it- experience it for yourself!
This amazing series will teach you to recognize and apply the fundamental energetic and spiritual laws that govern the world around you. You will leave each class with simple and practical exercises that will change your life. Every exercise will bring you closer to knowing your own creative power. This class is simple enough for beginners and deep enough to provide new insights to long-term practitioners.

Jan 9th - Introduction Class; Jan 23rd - The Law of Manifestation; Jan 30th - The Light; Feb 6th - Essential Purpose; Feb 13th - Essential Nature; Feb 20th - The Path.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. $40 for the series, $30 if pre-registered. 734-330-5048. annarbor@centersoflight.org annarbor.centersoflight.org [map]

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 7:30 p.m. 

"Bullet Catch": University Musical Society.

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Jan. 7-12. Award-winning Scottish playwright, performer, and director Rob Drummond stars in this darkly humorous theatrical magic show exploring the history of the notorious trick "bullet catch," an illusion in which a magician appears to catch a bullet fired directly at him. The show features levitation, games of chance, mind-reading, and storytelling, as Drummond-who wrote and co-directs the show with David Overend-relates the true story of William Henderson, a magician who died attempting the bullet catch trick in 1912. In the show's finale, an audience member is invited to perform the trick by firing the gun at Drummond. "Drummond's conjuring skills are genuine and very impressive but his ability to make a profound philosophical meditation into a hugely entertaining magic show is cleverer still because it is so subtly done," writes a Herald (UK) reviewer.
7:30 p.m. (Jan. 7-9), 8 p.m. (Jan. 10 & 11), and 2 p.m. (Jan. 11 & 12), Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. $40 (Jan. 7-9) & $50 (Jan. 10-12) general admission, in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

Postponed from Jan. 6 to Jan. 9: "Forgotten Songs of Theodore Gouvy": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Postponed from Jan. 6 to Jan. 9: EMU faculty soprano MeeAe Nam and renowned English tenor John Elwes are accompanied by EMU piano professor Joel Schoenhals in a program of French composer Gouvy's songs, based on French Renaissance love poetry and fusing the musical styles of French mélodies and German Romanticism.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

Marc Ryan: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Jan. 9-11. Local debut of this popular actor-comedian who hosted the BBQ special Smoked on Destination America and co-hosts Marc and Todd's Crazy Clips on the Outdoor Channel. His act blends incisive observational humor with comic tales about the experiences that have taken him from small-town Louisiana to L.A. to pursue a career in entertainment. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty. $9 (Thurs.) & $12 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $11 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

"Ancestral Voices": Emergent Arts.

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Jan. 8-12. Local actors perform A.R. Gurney's comic drama about a rich WASP family living in Buffalo in the 1930s and 40s. The play is performed in the style of readers' theater, with the cast reading from scripts while seated on a bare stage.
8 p.m. (Jan. 8-11) & 2 p.m. (Jan. 11 & 12), Mix Studio Theatre, 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $12 (students and seniors with ID, $10; $4 discount for preshow dining at Haab's restaurant) in advance at emergentarts.com and at the door. 985-0875. [map]

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 8:15 p.m. 

Yoga for Deep Relaxation.

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Reduce stress and tension and regain peace, health, youthful vibrancy and mental alertness. Studies show that stress decreases immune function, reduces memory and mental acuity and accelerates the aging process. Set aside this time for yourself and enjoy pure, un-interrupted restful relaxation. This is the best investment you will make all week.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]

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