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Friday, January 17, 2014






 
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 9:30-11 a.m. 

Computerized Investing 201 - Active Investing--OLLI (50+) Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.

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This class meets every other Friday, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2. It will be taught by Bob Shaw and Dale Brandenberg.

You will learn strategies for active investing using your computer to select mutual funds and stocks. We will address questions such as: stocks and mutual funds that will be best for you and whether to use index funds or actively managed funds. We will discuss how to evaluate class-nominated stocks and mutual funds, building upon asset allocation concepts. A prerequisite for this course is having taken Computerized Investing 101 or being an active investor. We do not intend to cover basic investing questions. Both class leaders are active investors.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]

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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Nature Outing: Green Apple Garden Playschool.

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Kids ages 1-5, accompanied by a parent, invited for an educational hike.
11 a.m., Bird Hills Nature Area, meet at the Newport Rd. entrance. Free. greenapplegarden.org, 369-8248.

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 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat., except Jan. 1. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [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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 Noon  Free! 

"Battleground of Creativities: Vietnamese Tái Tu Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries": U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

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Talk by WMU ethnomusicology professor Alexander Cannon.
Noon, 1636 SSWB/International Institute, 1080 South University. Free. 764-0352. [map]

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 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Rabbi Levy's Lunch and Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Fri. except Jan. 3. Rabbi Robert Levy leads an informal discussion about the intersection between religion and science. Bring a bag lunch.
Noon-1 p.m., TBE Adult Lounge, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]

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 1:30 p.m. 

"The Singing Trumpet": Jewish Community Center Chamber Recital Series.

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Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra trumpeter Bill Campbell performs Philip Sparke's Saturday Serenade, Jean Baptiste Arban's Variations on a Theme from Norma, "Queen of the Night" from Mozart's The Magic Flute, Messiaen's "Vocalise," Leroy Anderson's "A Trumpeter's Lullaby," John Stevenson's "The Last Rose of Summer." And the Chinese folk melody "Delightful Meeting." Piano accompanist is Matthew Thompson. The program begins at 1 p.m. with dessert and socializing.
1:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $10. 971-0990. [map]

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 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Charcot's Monkey: Psychiatry, Spirits, and Brazil, ca. 1890": U-M Anthropology and History Department.

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Talk by U-M history professor Paul Johnson.
2-4 p.m., 1014 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. Free. 764-2559. [map]

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 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Outdoors Education Adventure": Jewish Community Center.

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City natural area preservation staff lead a hike to learn about winter plant and animal life in the park and how to find and identify it. Hot chocolate & cookies.
2-4 p.m., Mary Beth Doyle Nature Area, meet at the Birch Hollow Dr. entrance. $5 (household, $15). Reservations required. 971-0990.

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 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Fix-It Friday": Maker Works.

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All invited to bring anything that needs fixing-chairs, sweaters, radios, and more. Maker Works members will be on hand to help fix things. Refreshments.
4-6 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. (off Airport Blvd. north of Ellsworth). Free. 222-4911. [map]

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 4:10-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Science and Conscience in Forensic Linguistics": U-M MLK Symposium.

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Talk by Institute for Linguistic Evidence executive director Carole Chaski, with emphasis on the Trayvon Martin case.
4:10-5:30 p.m., 4448 East Hall, 530 Church St. Free. mlksymposium.umich.edu. [map]

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 6 p.m. 

Audition for the Firebird Ballet: Russian Ballet Academy of Michigan.

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Russian Ballet Academy of Michigan will present "The Firebird" ballet at the historic Lydia Mendelssohn Theater in Ann Arbor on April 26th at 7PM. As the premier production of Ann Arbor's newest ballet company, The Firebird has significant meaning for all involved and expertly fulfills RBA's mission of offering the best in Russian ballet tradition for local audiences.
The Auditions for "The Firebird" are scheduled for January 17, 2014 at 6pm at Riverside Arts Center at 76 N. Huron st, Ypsilanti 48197. All area dance students ages 6 and up are welcomed
For more information please visit our website at http://russianballetmichigan.com or contact Nikolai Morschakov at (734)834-6366 or email at rbamichigan@gmail.com.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. $20. 734-834-6366. rbamichigan@gmail.com russianballetmichigan.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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 7 p.m. 

Team USA Under-18 vs. Muskegon.

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The older of the 2 Ann Arbor-based USA Hockey national team development teams plays this U.S. Hockey League rival.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. at Scio Church Rd. $7 (seniors, students, active military, & kids, $5; youth hockey players with jerseys, $1). 327-9251. [map]

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 7-9 p.m. 

"Cheese from the 'Flyover' States": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's Creamery staff discuss and offer samples of 7 top cheeses made in noncoastal states, including Minnesota, Iowa, the Dakotas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Missouri.
7-9 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. 929-0500. [map]

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 7 & 9:30 p.m. 

"FutureStars 2014": Pioneer High School.

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Jan. 17, 18, & 25 (different programs). AAPS high school students perform 4 different talent shows. The judges and the audience determine the winners in each of the 4 categories, who compete in the Jan. 25 finale. This is a very popular show. The 9:30 p.m. shows are open only to students. Tonight: "Back to the 90s" (7 p.m.) & "Heartbreak" (9:30 p.m.).
7 & 9:30 p.m. (Jan. 17 & 18) & 7:30 p.m. (Jan. 25), PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium at Main. Tickets $10 on Jan. 17 & 18; $15 (students, seniors age 65 & over, & PHS staff, $10) on Jan. 25 in advance at showtix4u.com and at the door. 994-2191, ptguild.org. [map]

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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Winter Night Walk: Just Past the Wolf Moon!": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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A hike to look for winter stars and planets, watch the moon rise, listen for coyotes and other night animals, and try calling for owls. Followed by hot drinks and marshmallows around the fire.
7-9 p.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, north off North Territorial, Webster Twp. Free; $5 park entry fee. 971-6337, ext. 334. [map]

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 7:30-10 p.m. 

Dixon's Violin: The Yellow Barn.

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Performance by this Detroit concert violinist and digital effects master.
7:30-10 p.m., Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. $10 (Yellow Card or Pink Punch Card holders, free). ouryellowbarn.com. [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Double Ring: Chelsea First United Methodist Church.

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Texas-based handbell duo of Russell and Sylvia Miller, who are joined for some pieces by 2 Chelsea musicians, flutist Cynthia Standefer and guitarist Alex Anest. Program TBA.
7:30 p.m., FUMC, 128 Park, Chelsea. Free. 475-8119. [map]

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 7:30 p.m. 

Friday Knitting at FLY: Knitting 101: FLY Children's Art Center.

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Banish the winter doldrums, and satisfy that resolution to learn a new skill at the same time...join us at the FLY studio every Friday, and learn to knit!
Each week in this four-week session we will explore a new technique, each building on the next, with a new project being started each class. Class tuition is $20 per student per class or all 4 for $75. Supplies are provided for all classes, as well as a "how-to" instruction reminder. Flight Instructor is Katie Whitehouse, who has been teaching knitting to others for over 10 years. Classes are suitable for folks ages 8 and up. Register at www.flyartcenter.org!
January 10, 7:30pm - Knitting/week 1: Casting on/Knit stitch - Make a Dishcloth!
January 17, 7:30pm - Knitting/week 2: Casting off/Purl stitch - Make a Ribbed Scarf!
January 24, 7:30pm - Knitting/week 3: Increasing/Decreasing - Make a Rosette or a Diagonal Stitch Cozy!
January 31, 7:30pm - Knitting/week 4: Knitting in the Round - Make a Hat!
Learn more about FLY and s
FLY Creativity Lab, 40 N Huron St, Ypsilanti. $20. info@flyartcenter.org. info@flyartcenter.org www.flyartcenter.org [map]

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 7:30 p.m. 

Sounding Light: First United Methodist Church.

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Tom Trenney conducts this southeastern Michigan ensemble of 32 singers in "I Have a Dream," a program inspired by the legacy of MLK, including works by Carmen Cavallaro, Rene Clausen, Bob Chilcott, Kirke Mechem, Anne Wilson, Stacey Gibbs, and Moses Hogan. Reception follows.
7:30 p.m., FUMC, 120 S. State. Freewill offering. 662-4536, ext. 0. [map]

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 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Party: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Waltz, cha cha, rumba, swing, tango, and other ballroom dancing to recorded music. Bring food or drinks to share, if you wish. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a foxtrot lesson.
8-10 p.m., 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $10 ($15 includes lesson; those with December or January birthdays, free). 644-1485. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

Bobby Streng Group: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Local saxophonist Streng leads his quintet in his jazz compositions. With guitarist Kris Kurzawa, pianist Dale Grisa, bassist Takashi Iio, and drummer Jonathan Ovalle.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $10). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

Dick Siegel: The Ark.

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Veteran local singer-songwriter Siegel is an immensely gifted and versatile composer whose songs offer all sorts of immediate musical and lyrical pleasures, both serious and comic, as well as a resonant staying power. His live repertoire features material from his nationally acclaimed 2002 CD A Little Pain Never Hurts, his pugnacious 2003 EP Fighting for King George, early hits like "Angelo's" and "When the Sumac Is on Fire"--one of the best songs about Michigan ever written--and new songs.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

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 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Kira Soltanovich: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Jan. 16-18. This hyperanimated Ukraine-born, San Francisco-bred comic, a former regular on the Oxygen channel's Girls Behaving Badly, specializes in loopy, absurdist autobiographical fictions that include a lot of social and cultural satire. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty. $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $15 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

Kronos Quartet: University Musical Society.

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Jan. 17 & 18 (different programs). This pioneering contemporary string quartet is known for top-notch experimental renditions of everything from classical to jazz to rock pieces. Its members are violinists John Sherba and David Harrington, violist Hank Dutt, and cellist Sunny Yang. Tonight's program is highlighted by avant-garde composer George Crumb's Black Angels, a highly experimental work in response to the Vietnam War whose wild, alarming sound inspired Harrington to found the quartet in 1973. The quartet also performs arrangements of Geeshie Wiley's "Last Kind Words Blues," Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight," Dylan's "Masters of War," Wagner's Prelude from Tristan und Isolde, and Laurie Anderson's "Flow."
8 p.m., Power Center. $20-$50, in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538.

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 8 p.m. 

Seth Glier: The Ark.

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21-year-old singer-songwriter from western Massachusetts with a powerful falsetto and captivating melodic sense who was featured in the 2009 Prairie Home Companion "People in Their 20s" contest. He has a brand-new CD, Things I Should Let You Know, that has provoked comparisons to vintage Billy Joel. Opening act is Anne Heaton, a NYC-based pop-folk singer-songwriter and pianist who cites Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos, and the Indigo Girls as her main influences.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

"62nd Annual Faculty and Guest Artist Choreography Concert": EMU Dance Program.

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Jan. 17-19. EMU dance students perform works in "Visions" an eclectic mix of genres from ballet and modern dance to jazz and hip-hop by Youth Dance Theatre of Michigan artistic director Wendi DuBois, Detroit Dance Collective co-founder Barbara Selinger, Michigan Dance Project assistant creative director Travis Staton-Marrero, Oakland University dance professors Ali Woerner and Thayer Junotz, and local choreographers Kathy King and Laura Zimmerman, along with EMU dance professor P hil Simmons and undergrad dance majors Chloe Ray and Lisa Wissing.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Quirk Theater, Ford St. (off Lowell from Huron River Dr.), Ypsilanti. Tickets $10 (students with ID, $8) in advance and at the door. 487-2282.

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 8 p.m. 

"County Line": Performance Network Professional Season.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Jan. 16-Feb. 16. David Wolber directs the world premiere of David Wells' whimsical coming-of-age comedy, set in rural Kansas, about a 17-year-old girl, abandoned by her mother, who is entrusted to a foster parent who runs a truck stop when her lovable but irresponsible father is sent to state prison. Stars Alissa Nordmoe, Phil Powers, Julia Glander, and Emilio Rodriguez.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (Jan. 25 & Feb. 15), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Jan. 16), $24 & $26 (Jan. 17 & 19), $30 & $32 (Jan. 18), and $22 & $24 (Jan. 23). Jan. 24 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After Jan. 24: $27 & $29 (Thurs.), $34 & $36 (Fri. & Sun.), $27 & $29 (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]

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 8 p.m. 

"Dinner and a Movie": Out Loud Chorus.

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Jan. 17 & 18. Paul Haebig directs this chorus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in a program of songs about food and music from the movies, from "Chili Con Carne" and "Shoo Fly Pie & Apple Pan Dowdy," "The Time Warp," "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)," "Miss Celie's Blues." With accompaniment by an ensemble featuring pianist Annie Jeng, bassist Edie Herrold, percussionist Tamara Perkuhn.
8 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $15 (students, $12; unemployed people & kids under 4, free) in advance at olconline.org & Common Language Books and from Out Loud members, $18 at the door. 265-0740. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

"Redwood Curtain": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Jan. 16-Mar. 15. Stephanie Buck directs local actors in Lanford Wilson's drama about a young prodigy who's searching for her birth father when she encounters a homeless veteran living in a redwood forest in Northern California. Cast: Rainbow Dickerson, Alex Leydenfrost, Michelle Mountain.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Jan. 16-22 preview tickets: $22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $32 (Sat. eve.). After Jan. 22: Tickets $27 (Wed. & Thurs.), $37 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $42 (Sat. eves.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]

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 9-5 p.m. 

"On the Spot Lab Day": Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor.

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Call ahead 734.302.7575 to set an appointment for each test
"On The Spot Lab Day" is four tests that give immediate results.
They screen your heart health, intestinal health, blood health and lastly how fast your body is aging inside.
1. Meta-Oxy Test: Measures Oxidation in the body -FREE
2. Meridian Test: Assesses Heart Health -$35
3. Dysbiosis Test: Detects the Overgrowth of Certain Bacteria Intestinally -$45
4. Darkfield Microscopy Real Time Lab Observation: -$55
Do individual tests or Purchase a Package Price for All TESTS: $99
NOTE: You DO NOT need to be a patient to do these tests. Anyone is welcome.
Go to: http://www.thenutritionalhealingcenter.com/events-2/ for more information on each test.
The Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor, 3610 West Liberty Road. $0-$99. 734-302-7575. officemanager@thenhcaa.com www.thenutritionalhealingcenter.com [map]

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 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 

"Friday Night Swing (& Blues)": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, 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]

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