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Calendar of Events

Monday, February 10, 2014






 
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Winter Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon., Dec.-Mar. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to various destinations.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]
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 10-11:30 a.m. 

Drop In Play: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Drop in and enjoy playing with your little one(s) (ages 6 months - 3 years welcome) in our cheerful safe play space. We will have lots of toys for all ages to play with. There's a slide, kitchen, ride-on toys and tons of other options. We'll even be bringing in the swings and Jump-a-roo for the little ones.
This is an open play session. Parents/caregivers supervise and socialize. Bring a friend, bring the kids and let them play while you get a chance to chat or meet new friends while you are here.
Coffee and healthy snacks available for $1 each.
If you are bringing more than one child to play, please call our office at (734)973-1014 to pre-register or plan to pay at the door. Credit, checks and cash accepted.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $5 per child. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 10 a.m. 

EnhanceFitness Exercise: YMCA.

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A WHOLE LOT OF FUN!
Now there's a low-cost fitness program designed for older adults just like you. Introducing EnhanceFitness, a lively and interactive hour-long class filled with variety.
A WHOLE LOT OF VARIETY
This fitness class is different from the start because it is based on scientific research and input from older adults like you. The result is a fun and lively program that works!
EnhanceFitness combines the three key components of fitness: strength training, flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning.
Our one-hour class meets two times a week and is attended by older adults interested in improving their life through exercise. Expect a casual atmosphere and an energetic, certified instructor. Classes begin with a warm-up period, followed by work with light soft-weights, and finish with a cool-down session. Interaction among participants is always encouraged-it's another benefit of the class!
St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 120 N Huron St, Ypsilanti. $2/class. 734-661-8043. jnicodemus@annarborymca.org www.annarborymca.org [map]
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 10 a.m.-noon 

One Incredible Woman's Journey Through Dementia--OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.

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This is an informal, interactive presentation about the fascinating, true story of a kind, brilliant trailblazing woman's tragic but funny experience with Alzheimer's. Elaine Pereira, author of the award winning I Will Never Forget: A Daughter's Story of Her Mother's Arduous and Humorous Journey Through Dementia, will present her mother's story. Participants may pre-purchase the book, but it is not mandatory; books will be available at the class.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $15. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Sept,. 8-Dec. 8. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., West Side United Methodist Church, 900 S. Seventh. Free to visitors ($115 per semester dues for those who join). AFlowers@umich.edu. 665-9271. [map]
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 10 a.m. 

Yoga for Mamas with Joy Van Bael

Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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Gentle yoga poses combined with breath are taught to support the changes that occur during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period. Prenatal mamas and mamas and babies 12 months and younger are welcome.Instructor: Joy Van Bael
Yoga for Mamas meets Monday mornings 10:00 am to 11:30 am.
Single Class (space permitting)- $18, 10-class pass - $145, 5-class pass - $80.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $145 - 10 class pass. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
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 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Knitting: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All ages invited to bring knitting projects to work on. Lunch available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ($5.50; age 60 & over, $3; reservations required).
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 794-6250. [map]
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 11 a.m. 

Yoga for Weight Management.

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Honor your mind and body safely and successfully to achieve and maintain your ideal weight. Start wherever you are in the process as we move together toward feeling great. Open to all body types and experience levels.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
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 11:55 a.m.  Free! 

ELPP Lecture Series: Professor Daniel Farber of UC-Berkeley School of Law: Michigan Law Environmental Law and Policy Program.

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ELPP is proud to announce the next installment of its lecture series. Professor Daniel Farber of UC-Berkeley School of Law will give a talk entitled "Beyond Our Imagination: Institutional Blind-Spots and Catastrophic Risks" on Monday, February 10 at 11:55 a.m. in South Hall room 1020 (701 S. State Street). This event is free and open to the public.
South Hall room 1020, 701 S. State Street. Free. rickardj@umich.edu www.law.umich.edu/elpp [map]
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 12:30-3 p.m.  Free! 

Movie Matinee: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. Screening of a film TBA. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3). 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
12:30-3 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 794-6520. [map]
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 3:30-4:30 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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 3:45 & 7:25 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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 4-6 p.m. 

Career Change Workshop Series: Center for the Education of Women.

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Exploring your career options? Planning to update your skills for a transition to a new field? CEW counselors are presenting a four-part workshop series on preparing for a major career change. Gain ideas and proven strategies to make a career move or hone your skills for a more successful job search. Workshops held Mondays, Feb 10, 17, 24, March 10.
Center for the Education of Women, 330 E. Liberty. $100 (series) / $25 (class). 734-764-6005. http://www.cew.umich.edu/progevents/programs [map]
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 5:40 & 9:15 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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 6-7:30 p.m. 

Partner Acrobatics: Ringstar Studio.

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Partner Acrobatics (often referred to as AcroYoga, or Acro) offers an exploration into partner dynamics, through balance postures and movement. We will be working on supporting (basing) and flying in a variety of postures, learning how to use (as well as develop) strength, stability and balance. Each class will offer a focus on different moves, allowing you to slowly build up your repertoire.
If you have never tried anything like this, don't worry, this class is meant to be for everyone. We will gladly walk you through the basics. Now remember, this class is all about having fun and possibly learning something about yourself in the process. It will be available on a drop-in basis, until there is enough interest to develop into a progressive series. The cost will be $15/class, or $50/month. You can come solo, or with a partner. For more information, please check out the listed website.
Ann Arbor Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr, Ann Arbor MI 48108. $15. connor@connorotto.com www.a2ringstar.com [map]
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 6:15 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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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Active Body Challenge: Empowered Wellness.

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Join us in 10-weeks of community fitness and nutrition training! 4 prize Ca$h prize categories, and lots of exciting growth! Become lean & fit the natural way. Open to ALL fitness levels! This is a body positive environment.
3830 Packard Rd, Suite 150, Ann Arbor, Mi, 3830 Packard Rd, Suite 150, Ann Arbor, Mi. $35. 734-845-9540. we.dare.greatly@gmail.com www.nutritionbychoice.com [map]
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 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Lamaze Condensed Childbirth Preparation Class: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Our premier, comprehensive childbirth class is designed for pregnant women and their partners who prefer a more condensed format. This in-depth, interactive 6-hour series meets either all-day Saturday or two consecutive Sunday afternoons or two consecutive Monday nights. The series covers a wide range of topics in-depth based on Lamaze International's Six Healthy Birth Practices, including:
•the various stages of labor, birth, and early postpartum;;
•relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures and positions for labor and delivery;
•partner's role with laboring mom;
•pain management options and birth interventions; hospital procedures, and Cesarean birth.
All of our childbirth educators are highly trained, active in the birth community and are Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators (LCCE).
University of Michigan East Ann Arbor Medical Center. $220. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org
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 6:45 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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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Love and Respect" Relationship Seminar: Ann Arbor Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Would you like to learn the secrets of understanding and communicating with the opposite sex? Do you want to improve your relationships? Come to the "Love and Respect" relationship seminar for singles and couples, presented by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. Dr. Emerson Eggerichs is an internationally known public speaker on the topic of male-female relationships. Based on over three decades of counseling as well as scientific and biblical research, Dr. Eggerichs and his wife Sarah developed the "Love and Respect Conference", which they present to live audiences around the country. This seminar will be 4 nights of their presentations on DVD with interactive discussion time. A special banquet meal for participants will conclude the seminar on Valentine's Day.
Ann Arbor Adventist Elementary School, 2796 Packard Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. Optional Workbook $8. (989) 965-4861. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Adult Loss of a Parent 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 an eight-week group held on Mondays (Jan. 27-March 17) from 7-8:30 p.m. and is open to any individual who has experienced the loss of a parent.
Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48104. Free. Donation. 734-794-5460. mschultz@arborhospice.org www.arborhospice.org [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Auditions for Warren's Peace: Saline Area Players.

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SALINE AREA PLAYERS ANNOUNCE
AUDITIONS FOR
Warren's Peace written by Marc Holland

Audition Dates and times: February 10 & 11 at 7:00 pm.
Registration starts at 6:30 pm - choose one of those two dates to audition.
February 12 - Callbacks if needed.
Audition Location: Liberty School, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline, MI 48176
Show Dates: April 4, 5 & 6, 2014 at Stone Arch Arts and Events
Parts Available: 3 men and 3 women
Show Synopsis: This delightful show is set in Michigan and tells the story of what happens when someone new comes to a small town and tries to change the status quo.
Audition Process: Come prepared to do cold readings from the script.
For additional information about the auditions, please go to our website at www.salineareaplayers.org
Liberty School, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St, Saline. Free. nickaddams@yahoo.com www.salineareaplayers.org [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Friends of McKune Memorial Library Mystery Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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Discussion of several books in different mystery series.

Feb. 10: Selected Elmore Leonard mysteries set in Detroit, including Split Images, Freaky Deaky, Out of Sight, 52 Pickup, City Primeval, and Killshot.

Mar. 10: Elizabeth Peters' Jacqueline Kirby mysteries.

Apr. 14: Nicholas Freeling's Piet Van der Valk mysteries.

May 12: Chris Grabenstein's John Cheepak mysteries.

June 9: JoAnna Carl's Chocoholic mysteries.

July 14: Denise Mina's Alex Morrow mysteries.

Aug. 11: Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q mysteries.

Sept. 8: Kerry Greenwood's Phrynne Fisher mysteries.

Oct. 13: Reed Farrel Coleman's Moe Prager mysteries.

Nov. 10: William Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor mysteries.

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7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant, Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-7035. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Gratitude Steel Band: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Traditional African and Caribbean music and originals by this local ensemble that's celebrating its 25th anniversary. In conjunction with Black History Month.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Loss of a Spouse or Partner 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 an eight-week group held on Mondays (Jan. 20-March 10) from 7-8:30 p.m. and is open to any individual who has experienced the loss of a spouse or significant other.
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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 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

New Members Night: Out Loud Chorus.

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Feb. 3 & 10. Beginning to advanced singers invited to join the weekly rehearsal of this chorus of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their friends.
7-9:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium. Free. Olconline.org. 265-0470, 973-6084. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bodies in Motion": University Musical Society Night School.

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Feb. 3, 10, 17, & 24. U-M dance professor Clare Croft leads a lecture-discussion and interactive exercises based on themes of upcoming dance performances. Feb. 3: "Dance: The basics," about the history of dance and the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) performance "Moving Pictures." Feb. 10: "Technique, Virtuosity & Monsters," about hip-hop dance and Compagnie Kafig's Correria Agwa (see listing 14 Friday). Feb. 17: "Theatrical Bodies," about how actors perceive movement and Theatre des Bouffes du Nord's The Suit (see listing 19 Wednesday). Feb. 24: "Body Experiments," about experimentation and innovation in dance and Jennifer Monson and DD Dorvillier's U-M SMTD performance RMW(a)/RMW (see listing 26 Wednesday).
7 p.m., U-M Alumni Center, 200 Fletcher. Free. 764-2538. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Confederate Failure in the Saddle": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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Chicago-based Civil War historian Dave Powell discusses how the Confederate cavalry failed in the Chickamauga campaign.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Administrative Bldg. meeting room near the auditorium, 5305 Elliott Dr. (off McAuley Dr. from Huron River Dr.). Free. (517) 750-2741. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"From Hobby to Business": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Rivertown Textiles (Bay City) owner JoAnn Bachelder discusses her weaving business.
7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. $5 (members, free). mtmm@umich.edu. [map]
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 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Voice Faculty Chamber Music Ensemble: EMU Music Department.

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Four EMU voice professors-sopranos Emily Benner and MeeAe Nam, baritone Robert Peavler, and mezzo-soprano Monica Swartout-Bebow-are accompanied by pianist Kevin Bylsma and guest instrumentalists TBA in a program of chamber music.
7:30 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.
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 7:45 p.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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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Chamber Music Concert: U-M School of Music.

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U-M violin professor Stephen Shipps, Cambridge Piano Quartet violist Danae Witter, U-M cello student Horacio Contreras, and U-M piano professor Bright Sheng perform Beethoven's String Trio in G major, Sheng's Piano Trio, and Brahms' Piano Quartet in C minor.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

The Defibulators: The Ark.

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Brooklyn (NY) postpunk roots music acoustic septet, fronted by vocalist Erin Bru, whose music melds bluegrass, rockabilly, and honky-tonk. Crawdaddy describes the band as "roots-heavy, postpunk music that reinvents the conventions of country music with a CBGB's-meets-Grand Ole Opry feel." The band has an acclaimed new CD, Debt'll Get 'Em.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 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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