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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 4, 2014






 
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 9 a.m. 

Basic Yoga.

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This balanced practice uses traditional yoga posture and breath techniques to cultivate a balance of strength without tension, and calm clarity of mind and supports the immune, digestive and cardio-vascular systems, promotes healthy joints, and slows the aging process. Open to all experience levels.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]

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 9:30 a.m. 

Basic Yoga.

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This balanced practice uses traditional yoga posture and breath techniques to cultivate a balance of strength without tension, and calm clarity of mind and supports the immune, digestive and cardio-vascular systems, promotes healthy joints, and slows the aging process. Open to all experience levels.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]

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 10:30 a.m. 

Infant Massage and Attachment Class with Sierra Hillebrand: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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Develop loving communication and attachment with your baby through the ancient art of infant massage.
During this 4-week class series, parents will have opportunities to:
Enhance communication and loving interaction with your baby.
Develop greater confidence in your ability to read and respond to your baby's cues.
Establish routines that reduce infant fussiness, enhance sleep, and facilitate relaxation for parents and babies.
Class meets Thursday mornings from 10:30 am - 11:45 am.
Fee: $110 for 4 class series.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $110. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]

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 11 a.m. 

Quit Tobacco Program--Starts February 4, 2014: University of Michigan.

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This six-week tobacco treatment group offered by the U-M Health System's MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service starts Tuesday, February 4, from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3, Ann Arbor. Program covers preparing to quit, how quitting affects your body, tobacco treatment medications, setting a quit date, how to live free of tobacco, and relapse prevention. FREE to U-M employees, U-M retirees, patients with U-M physician referral and community members. Pre-registration is required. Call 734-998-6222 to sign up, or for more information visit www.mhealthy.umich.edu/tobacco
U-M Health System, 2025 Traverwood Dr., Suite A3. $100 (U-M employees & retirees and patients with a U-M physician referral, free). 734-998-6222. www.mhealthy.umich.edu/tobacco [map]

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 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Newcomers Coterie Club of Ann Arbor.

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A Mindo Chocolate (Dexter) chocolatier discusses the process of making chocolates from harvesting the beans in Ecuador to the finished product. All newcomers to the area, as well as longtime Ann Arbor area residents, invited. The program begins with lunch.
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Polo Fields Golf & Country Club, 5200 Polo Fields Dr. (off Zeeb Rd. north of Liberty), Scio Twp. $18. Preregistration required via email to highjs1@gmail.com. 929-2841. [map]

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 12:30 p.m. 

"Witchcraft, Justice, Human Rights: Current Concerns and African Examples": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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Talk by U-M Afroamerican and African studies professor Adam Ashforth.
12:30 p.m., 202 S. Thayer, room 2022. Free. 936-3518. [map]

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 1:30 p.m. 

"Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action": Michigan Theater.

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Short films by various directors.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $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). michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [map]

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 1:45, 4:15, & 9:15 p.m. 

"The Invisible Woman": Michigan Theater.

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(Ralph Fiennes, 2013). Biopic about Charles Dickens' secret young lover. Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $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). michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [map]

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 4:00 p.m.  Free! 

First Tuesday LEGO Club: Dexter District Library.

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Kids ages 4 and up are invited to spend an afternoon making their own LEGO creations while visiting with old friends and making new ones. Everyone is welcome, LEGOs will be provided by the Library.
Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter. Free. 734-426-4477. cjurich@dexter.lib.mi.us www.dexter.lib.mi.us [map]

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 4:35 p.m. 

"Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animated": Michigan Theater.

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Short films by various directors.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $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). michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [map]

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 5:30-6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Musical Meditations": Temple Beth Emeth/St. Clare's Episcopal Church.

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Every Tues. TBE cantor Annie Rose and St. Clare's music director John Goodell collaborate on musical programs TBA.
5:30-6:15 p.m., TBE/St. Clare's, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]

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 6-10 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Italian Pasta from the Campania & Umbria Regions of Italy.

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Please join native Italian Chef, Francesca Giarraffa, as she takes you on a homemade pasta-making journey through the Campania & Umbria regions! Full participation. Menu: Campania: Fresh Homemade Egg Pasta sheets filled with Spinach, Ricotta & Parmigiano cheeses, rolled up and baked in a light Red Wine, Tomato, Basil sauce. Umbria: Fresh homemade Eggless Pasta made of Flour and Water - hand-cut and topped with a sauce of Tomato Puree, Veal Stock, Italian Sausage & Pancetta. Register online up to 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 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. 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.).
1 p.m. (Sun.) & 6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.), 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! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Tues. & Thurs. except Feb. 18 & 20. 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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 6:30 p.m. 

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression.

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Depressed or anxious moods cloud the joy of experiencing ourselves as perfect and whole. With or without a diagnosis heal with breath work, yoga postures and imagery to balance moods and awaken inner joy. Certified Teacher.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]

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 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"The Secret Life of Preserves": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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American Spoon (Petoskey) co-owner Noah Marshall-Rashid discusses the history of his family's business and offers taste samples of the fruit preserves it produces.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Events on Fourth, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $35. 663-3400. [map]

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 6:45 p.m. 

"Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary Program A": Michigan Theater.

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Short films by various directors
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $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). michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [map]

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 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of La Isla Bajo el Mar, Isabel Allende's novel about the trials of a domestic slave in 18th-century Haiti.
6:45 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate Shopping Center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Blueprint for a Non-Violent World": Center of Light.

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Peter Doughtery from the META Peace team will be sharing with us his Blueprint for a non-violent world. Peter helped to found the META Peace Team (formerly Michigan Peace Team) to empower people to be peace mediators in all kinds of situations. His training and message is relevant for local and national conversations about peace as well as challenging international situations like the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. Join us for his inspirational message and practical instruction.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Free. 734-330-5048. revselena@centersoflight.org annarbor.centersoflight.org [map]

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 7-9:30 p.m. 

English Country Dancing: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

General Loss Support Group: Arbor Hospice.

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Life without a loved one can be overwhelming, even long after that person has passed. To help individuals coping with grief, Arbor Hospice offers a supportive and caring environment to work through the loss.
Support groups and events are open to everyone, regardless of whether their loved one received services from Arbor Hospice. All grief support programs are free of charge, but donations are welcome to help support the nonprofit's programming.
This is a six-week support group held on Tuesdays (Feb. 4-March 11) from 7-8:30 p.m. and is open to any individual who has experienced a loss in his/her life.
Grace Bible Church, 1300 South Maple Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. Donation. 734-794-5375. rwhite@arborhospice.org www.arborhospice.org [map]

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 7-8:30 pm.  Free! 

General Loss Support Group: Arbor Hospice.

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This is a 6-week support group open to any individual who has experienced a loss in his/her life. All groups are limited to 12 participants. Please call early to ensure a spot in the group. To register or for more information, please call Grief Support Services at 734.794.5375 or email rwhite@arborhospice.org
Grace Bible Church, 1300 S. Maple Rd. Free. 734.794.5375. rwhite@arborhospice.org http://www.arborhospice.org/calendar [map]

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 7-8:30 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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 7 p.m.  Free! 

The Body Monologues: University of Michigan.

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Join us for an evening of empowerment, rant, and truth-telling as performers share their diverse experiences and stories focused on embodiment and acceptance in the face of societal and media messages that tell us our worth is tied to our ability to fit the impossible ideals of beauty, ability, race, gender, age, and more.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, go to https://uhs.umich.edu/body-monologues.
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, 911 N. University. Free. bodymonologues@umich.edu www.uhs.umich.edu/body-monologues [map]

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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Theology on Tap-Southeastern Michigan.

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Conversations about theological themes, preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.

Feb. 4: Father James Conlon of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Father Dan Reim of St. Mary Student Parish, and other area priests are on hand to answer "Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask a Priest (But Were Afraid to Do So)?"

Feb. 27: Talk by a speaker TBA, with Q&A.

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7-9 p.m., Conor O'Neill's Celtic Room, 318 S. Main. Free. totsemich@gmail.com. http://www.facebook.com/totsemich. 707-1797. [map]

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 7 p.m. 

Zounds Hearing Hitchcock Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Feb. 2: The Pleasure Garden (Alfred Hitchcock, 1926) Silent drama about a chorus girl engaged to an adventurer who begins to play around when her fiancé travels out of the country. 2 p.m.

Feb. 4: Murder! (Alfred Hitchcock, 1930) A man convinced of the innocence of a woman he helped convict or murder sets out to find the real killer. Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring. 7 p.m.

Feb. 9: The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock, 1935) Vintage mystery-romantic comedy about an innocent man pulled into the orbit of a spy ring. Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll. 4 p.m.

Feb. 11: The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1934) Hitchcock's original version of the thriller about criminals who kidnap a child to prevent her parents from revealing an assassination plot. Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre. 5 p.m.

Feb. 11: The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1956) Remake of the 1934 thriller. James Stewart, Doris Day. 7 p.m.

Feb. 16: The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock, 1926) A jealous detective accuses a lodger of murder. Ivor Novello, Malcolm Keen. 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 18: The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, 1938) Classic mystery-comedy about an old woman's baffling disappearance on a train that leads a young woman into a web of intrigue. Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave. 7 p.m.

Feb. 23: Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) Gothic thriller about a na´ve young woman who marries an aristocratic widower. Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, George Sanders. 4 p.m.

Feb. 25: Foreign Correspondent (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) Thriller about an American reporter who exposes enemy spies in Britain. Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders. 7 p.m.

Mar. 2: The Ring (Alfred Hitchcock, 1927). Recently restored print of this silent boxing melodrama. With live organ accompaniment. 4 p.m.

Mar. 4: Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941). A wealthy, sheltered woman marries a charming ne'er-do-well she comes to suspect may be planning to kill her for her money Joan Fontaine, Cary Grant. 7 p.m.

Mar. 9: Saboteur (Alfred Hitchcock, 1942). Offbeat thriller about a munitions worker wrongly accused of sabotage and forced to go on the lam around the country. Script written in part by Dorothy Parker. 5 p.m.

Mar. 11: Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943). A lively teen grows to suspect that her beloved uncle may be a serial killer. Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotton. 7 p.m.

Mar. 16: Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944). When a ship of Americans and Britons is sunk by a missile from a German U-boat during WWII, the survivors must cope with the elements--and each other. Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix. 5 p.m.

Mar. 18: Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, 1945). The youthful new director of a posh mental asylum is not whom he claims to be. Gregory Peck, Ingrid Bergman. 7 p.m.

Mar. 23: Downhill (Alfred Hitchcock, 1927). Recently restored print of this silent melodrama about a boy whose life falls apart when he is expelled from school after he takes the blame for a friend's crime. With live organ accompaniment. 8 p.m.

Apr. 1: Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946). Thriller about a woman asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends n South America. Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant. 7 p.m.

Apr. 6: The Farmer's Wife (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928). Newly restored silent drama about a rough-mannered widowed farmer in search of a new bride. With live organ accompaniment. 1:30 p.m.

Apr. 8: Rope (Alfred Hitchcock, 1948). A detective sets out to solve a prep-school murder that turns out to be a killing for thrills. James Stewart. 7 p.m.

Apr. 13: Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951). Classic thriller about a psychotic mother's boy with a Raymond Chandler screenplay. 1:30 p.m.

Apr. 15: Dial M for Murder (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954). Classic thriller about a man hoisted in the petard of his plot to murder his wife. Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Bob Cummings. 7 p.m.

Apr. 20: Easy Virtue (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928). See review. Newly restored silent drama, adapted from the Noel Coward play, about a divorcée who hides her scandalous past from her new husband and family. With live organ accompaniment. 5 p.m.

Apr. 22: Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954). Stylish thriller-romance about a news photographer examining his neighbor's lives with binoculars and making a sordid discovery. James Stewart, Grace Kelly.7 p.m.

Apr. 27: The Trouble with Harry (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955). Trouble erupts in a small, quiet New England town when a man's body is found in the woods. Shirley MacLaine, John Forsythe, Edmund Gwenn. 4 p.m.

Apr. 29: The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock, 1957). Offbeat film about a New York City jazz musician falsely accused of robbery. Henry Fonda, Vera Miles. 7 p.m.

May 4: Champagne (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928). Silent drama about a spoiled heiress who defies her father by running off to marry her lover. With live organ accompaniment. 5 p.m.

May 6: Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958).Haunting, dreamlike mystery thriller that stars James Stewart as a retired police detective who is afraid of heights. Kim Novak.7 p.m.

May 11: North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959). Classic thriller about an ad exec mistaken for a government agent who's relentlessly pursued halfway across the country. Cary Grant. Eva Marie Saint. 5 p.m.

May 13: Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960). Classic suspense thriller set in a motel run by a peculiar mama's boy. Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh. 5 p.m.

May 18: The Manxman (Alfred Hitchcock, 1929). Newly restored silent drama about lifelong friends on the Isle of Man, a fisherman and a lawyer, who are both attracted to the same woman. With live organ accompaniment. 4 p.m.

May 20: Family Plot (Alfred Hitchcock, 1976). Comedy-thriller about a con artist and her private investigator boyfriend who run into a couple of serial kidnappers. Barbara Harris, Bruce Dern, Karen Black. 5 p.m.

May 25: Blackmail (Alfred Hitchcock, 1929). Newly restored silent thriller about a Scotland Yard detective who discovers that a murder he is investigating was committed by his girlfriend while defending herself from a rapist. With live organ accompaniment. 1:30 p.m.

May 27: The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963). Eerie thriller about hordes of bloodthirsty sparrows, gulls, and crows plaguing a small California town. Not for the squeamish. Stars Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy. 7 p.m.

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Various times, Michigan Theater. Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $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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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Between Shades of Gray": Ann Arbor District Library.

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AADL staff lead a discussion of Ruta Sepetys' best-selling 2011 debut novel, based on survivor stories of Stalin's genocidal reign of terror in the Baltics, that is the 2014 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads selection.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4555. [map]

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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Floral Bouquets": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Red Poppy Floral Design owner Tracy Swinburn leads a hands-on introduction to making a small hand-tied bouquet.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]

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 7 p.m. 

"Sundance Shorts": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Feb. 1, 3, & 4. A collection of the best animated (Feb. 1 matinee & Feb. 3) and live action (Feb. 1 eve. & Feb. 4) short films from the 2014 Sundance competition.
4:30 p.m. (Feb. 1) & 7 p.m. (Feb. 1, 3, & 4), Michigan Theater. $10 in advance at Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. To charge by phone, call (800) 745-3000. 668-TIME. [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Club members show their recent digital images & prints on various topics, including this month's assignment, "To the Horizon."
7:30 p.m., Wines Elementary School auditorium, 1701 Newport. Free. 327-4781. [map]

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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do: Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing 2-part series. Part 1 is presented on the first Tuesday of October, November, and January through June and provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 is presented on the second Tuesday of October, November, and January through June, provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented by Dawn Farm and Growth Works therapists, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston/Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and St. Joseph Mercy Greenbrook Recovery Center. It's free and open to all. Programs are targeted primarily to parents but are inclusive of teens, family members, professionals, students, and anyone interested.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, classroom EC4, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.teensusingdrugs.org [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Coming of World War I and the Fall of the Spirits of Darkness": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Former Henry Ford Museum curator of industry John Bowditch discusses the material and spiritual causes of WWI.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 276-5294. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

George Kahumoku Jr. & Ledward Kaapana: The Ark.

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Double bill offering a rare chance to hear the sweet, silvery sounds of Hawaiian soul music performed by 2 of the islands' most celebrated slack key acoustic guitarists. Using open tunings on guitar (hence the term "slack key"), they create a sound that is melodically seductive, harmonically rich, and rhythmically complex. Their repertoires include traditional and contemporary folk songs in both English and Hawaiian.
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.  Free! 

"The Killer Bs": University Philharmonia Orchestra (U-M School of Music).

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Christopher James Lees conducts this music student ensemble in Berlioz's vibrant Overture to Le Corsaire and Brahms' sunny and intimate Symphony no. 2. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]

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 8:40 p.m. 

"Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary Program B": Michigan Theater.

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Short films by various directors.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $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). michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [map]

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