(Sebastián Lelio, 2013). Comic drama set in Santiago about a free-spirited older woman who has a whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer. Spanish & English, subtitles.
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]
On March 1st, 2014, we will be celebrating
the 3rd anniversary at Brewed Awakenings Café.
Our Cafe is an independent, family-owned coffee shop café in Saline, Michigan. We love our community and we love to share our passion for creating great food and drinks.
We have successfully made it to three years and the business is thriving due to overwhelming community support. Thus, we are making it a point to celebrate our customers and let them know how thankful we are for their loyalty throughout the years.
For the celebration, we will have:
•raffles with prizes
•giveaways all day
•free bite-sized scones (in the morning while they last)
•PLUS cake and a group picture at 1:30pm that day.
We hope to show everyone in the community that we are here to brighten their day, whether through witty conversation with one of our baristas or a hot bowl of our tomato basil bisque soup to help warm you up.
Brewed Awakenings Cafe, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., Suite M, Saline. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com www.brewedawakeningscafe.com [map]
Talk by Superior Technology Center president Michael-David BenDor. Refreshments. The program begins with coffee & socializing.
9:45 a.m.-noon, U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 484-1744, 995-8962. [map]
Fun and Learning Music Studio is providing a free group music lesson once a month on Saturday mornings. It will be approximately 1 hour, starting promptly at 10am. This class is appropriate for 4 1/2 year olds to 7 year olds. One parent must be in attendance for the entire session.
Snacks and drinks will be provided, questions about our curriculum, group and private lessons will be answered! We provide private instruction for piano and voice from age 5 to adult. Group lessons are a general music course with concentration on piano skills.
Please RSVP to reserve a space for you and your child(ren). Email or call firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-417-1167
Fun and Learning Music Studio, 4115 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. 734-417-1167. email@example.com www.childrensmusicacademy.org [map]
Interactive learning activities and games for kids in grades 3-8, with representatives from the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Backyard Brains, All Hands Active, and the Youth Arts Alliance. Also, a preview of GameStart's upcoming curriculum, including game mechanics and design, Minecraft programming, computer animation, and video editing.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Menlo Innovations, 505 E. Liberty. Free. 926-9213. [map]
You never know what fun we'll offer, but you know it will be fantastic!
Ann Arbor Hands-On Musuem, 220 E. Ann St. Event activities are included with Museum admission at no additional charge. Admission to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is free for members and children under 2 years old, and $11 for ages two and up.. firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com www.aahom.org [map]
March 2014 is Mars Madness at the Yankee Air Museum. Admission is FREE!
Come join us from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM March 1st, March 8th, March 15th, March 22nd.
10 years and 3 missions later, the Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity Rovers continue to amaze us as they transmit the latest photographs, videos, and data they have collected from the Red Planet.
Bring your family and friends and delve into our new Exploration Station Exhibit featuring the Planet Mars! Challenge yourself and see if you can master our robotics course and build a mars habitat or try and land a Mars Rover on the bull's-eye without running out of fuel! Themed activities will also take place during scheduled times throughout the day. Admission is FREE! We hope to see you on the Red Planet.
To Find Out More About The Mars Exhibit call 734-483-4030
Yankee Air Museum, 47884 D Street, Belleville, MI 48111, Canton. Free. 7344834030. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Triangle Cooperative Nursery School Mom to Mom Sale - Saturday March 1 from 10am-2pm. Open to the public. This is a fundraiser for the school. Tables are available to interested parents for $20/table and families are invited to shop for great deals on gently used items for babies and children. Large item space available. The cost to shop is $2 before noon and $1 after. For more information, see website www.trianglecoop.org or e-mail email@example.com.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 Scio Church Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $2 until noon, $1 after noon. 734-913-9418. firstname.lastname@example.org www.trianglecoop.org [map]
Ananda Children yoga teacher Catalina Arango presents a program of stories and yoga poses promoting social skills and body awareness for preschoolers ages 2-5.
10-10:40 a.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. 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.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]
Spanish stories and songs geared toward kids ages 6 months to 5 years, accompanied by a parent. Siblings welcome.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Manzanitas, 511 Miller. Free. (Park in the church lot off Chapin.) 369-6563. [map]
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. email@example.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
Every Sat. An experienced storyteller spins yarns for kids age 7 & under.
11 a.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
Talks and demonstrations on garden-related themes by Garden Mill staff and local master gardeners.
Mar. 7: "The Company We Keep." Garden Mill owner Jennifer Fairfield discusses the benefits of so-called companion planting, such as why you should grow nasturtiums with your squash and not grow dill with your carrots.
Mar. 14: "Birdscaping Your Yard." Dahlem Conservancy (Jackson) naturalist and stewardship coordinator Gary Siegrist discusses how to design your garden to attract a variety of birds.
Mar. 21: Organically Done (Franklin, MI) owner Rick Weller discusses "Composting Made Easy."
Mar. 28: Garden Mill owner Jennifer Fairfield presents "A Weed by Any Other Name," a talk on common weeds, how to identify them, and strategies to keep them from taking over your yard and gardens.
11 a.m.-noon, Garden Mill, 110 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration recommended. 475-3539. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. 20-minute interactive demo exploring the biology and behavior of snakes, including sanajeh, the 11-foot snake that lived during the Cretaceous and ate baby dinosaurs.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.
The Sky Tonight (Sat. 11:30 a.m., Sat. & Sun. 1:30 & 3:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky.
Cosmic Colors (Sat. 12:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum that explores the reasons for color, the nature of X-rays, and more.
The Cowboy Astronomer (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show about a cowboy who has spent a lifetime studying the night sky and listening to star legends.
Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
Live broadcast (Mar. 1) and taped re-broadcast (Mar. 5) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Dmitri Tcherniakov's new staging of Borodin's 1890 epic opera, famous for its Polovtsian Dances, a brilliant psychological journey through the mind of its conflicted hero, one of the founding heroes of the Russian nation. Stars bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov.
Noon-4:30 p.m. (Mar. 1) & 6:30-11 p.m. (Mar. 5), Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Tickets $23 (seniors, $20; kids age 12 & under & students, $13.50) in advance at gqti.com
Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Strategies for the Emotional Challenges of Parenting: Catherine Fischer, Support For Growing Families LLC.more >
Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Strategies for the Emotional Challenges of Parenting: Catherine Fischer, Support For Growing Families LLC.< less
Six week class for parents of young children that teaches stress-reducing parenting tools to help you:
Understand children's emotions
Know what to do when children "lose it" (or you do!)
Unlock secrets of successful limit setting
Support close sibling relationships
Lessen exhaustion, confusion and guilt
Nurture yourself and your connection to your children
Enjoy your parenting more!
Catherine Fischer, MA is a mother, birth and postpartum doula and former elementary teacher. She has over 10 years' experience using and teaching the skills and strategies of the "Listening to Children" series from Hand in Hand Parenting. She loves supporting parents and respects and appreciates the hard work parents do to love their children well.
See website for more details and registration information.
Great Oak Cohousing Common House, 503 Little Lake Drive. $150 + $30 materials fee. 7343955544. firstname.lastname@example.org www.supportforgrowingfamilies.com
May 3 & 17. All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. Bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book if you have them.
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), Saline. Free. 994-9307. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun., Feb. 6-Mar. 2. This local professional company performs Lionel Bart's popular musical adaptation of Dickens's Oliver Twist, the tale of an orphaned boy who falls in with a band of pickpockets in Victorian London. The score includes many popular hits, including "Where Is Love?" "Food, Glorious Food," "As Long As He Needs Me," and the title tune. Cast: Alejandro Cantu, Ben Chambers, Tobin Hissong, Mahalia Greenway, Andrew Gorney, David Kiley, Christine Purchis, William Fowle, & Sara Catheryn Wolf.
7 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 3 p.m. (Sat., Sun. & Feb. 27), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors age 60 & older, $30; youge age 17 & under and groups of 10 or more, $28) in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. 268-6200. [map]
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]
Adults and youth in grades 5 & up invited to learn to use programming technology to create an animated story.
3-5 p.m., AADL training center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
All invited to join a discussion of Type N, Michelle N. Onuorah's novel about a young woman who's the target of a worldwide manhunt because her blood can cure any ailment.
4 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
Susan Bloye is on hand for an opening reception for an exhibit of her exquisite acrylic paintings of flowers (see Galleries).
4-6 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 794-6250. [map]
"The Great Ypsilanti Train Robbery of 1916: An Evening of Historical License" featuring Center Stage Productions. "Train" is great fun for groups, friends or date night. Tickets are $49.95 per person and include the two-hour show with a 3 course meal enjoyed at our new location in Belleville, MI. "The Great Ypsilanti Train Robbery" is based on a real heist, still unsolved, that took place 85 years ago. Ample amounts of "historical license" allow for a creative blend of history, comedy, music and fun - with a gourmet meal, to boot. Advanced ticket purchase is required so call 734-697-1100.
Angel Food Catering, 44850 N I- 94 Service Drive, Belleville, MI, 48111, Ypsilanti. $49.95. 734-697-1100. email@example.com www.angelfoodinc.com [map]
Ben Cohen directs this local 24-voice chamber choir in a transportation-themed program that features Broadway, Hollywood, and other songs by soloists, small groups, and the full choir. Also, a 4-course dinner, wine, cash bar, Viennese coffee bar, and silent auction.
5:30-10 p.m., Kensington Court Hotel, 610 Hilton Blvd. (off S. State just past Briarwood). Tickets $75 in advance only by Feb. 26 from VAE members or by calling Roxy at 998-0115. [map]
An indoor beach-themed party with live entertainment by Michigan comedian Bill Hildebrandt and 50 Amp Fuse, a popular Detroit band that plays 70s and 80s classic rock.
6:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets $50 in advance at cfpartyforbreath.com and at the door. 429-3028. [map]
Dance Alliance students perform ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, hip-hop, and other dance styles.
7 p.m., Ellen Ewing Performing Arts Center, Saline High School, 1300 Campus Pkwy., Saline. Ticket $13. 429-9599. [map]
When: Saturdays, 6-7pm Feb-March Who: ALL FOLKS ages 6 and up welcome...adults, too! ;) Come play!! (students under 10 should be accompanied by an adult) What: Exploratory drop-in art class featuring a new medium each week Cost: $7 drop-in/class* (*plus material fee, depending upon medium) or $50 pre-registered for entire semester (includes all material fees) 2/1: Drawing 2/8: Wire Sculpture* (add $5 material fee) 2/15: Sharpie Art* (add $3 material fee) 2/22: Wax resist watercolors 3/1: Collage/Stamp Art 3/8: Oil pastels 3/15: Tissue paper art* (add $2 material fee) 3/22: Painting Groups of 4 or more must pre-register to be ensured a space! Have a party of 15 or more? Ask us about hosting a private class just for your group!
Fly Children's Art Center, 40 N. Huron St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. $7. firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com http:
When: Saturdays, 6-7pm Feb-March Who: ALL FOLKS ages 6 and up welcome...adults, too! ;) Come play!! (students under 10 should be accompanied by an adult) What: Exploratory drop-in art class featuring a new medium each week Cost: $7 drop-in/class* (*plus material fee, depending upon medium) or $50 pre-registered for entire semester (includes all material fees) 2/1: Drawing 2/8: Wire Sculpture* (add $5 material fee) 2/15: Wax resist watercolors 2/22: Sharpie Art* (add $3 material fee) 3/1: Collage/Stamp Art 3/8: Oil pastels 3/15: Tissue paper art* (add $2 material fee) 3/22: Painting Groups of 4 or more must pre-register to be ensured a space! Have a party of 15 or more? Ask us about hosting a private class just for your group!
Fly Children's Art Center, 40 N. Huron St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. $7/student. 734-218-2145. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
This folk and blues concert features world-class local harmonica wizard Peter Madcat Ruth, folk-blues singer and virtuoso guitarist Josh White, Jr., and pop-folk singer-songwriter Mike Ball, who is also an Erma Bombeck Award-winning humorist. Ball is the founder of for Lost Voices, a nonprofit organization that creates programs for incarcerated and at-risk youth. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by dinner
7 p.m., St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, 1344 Bergstrom. Ypsilanti. $15 ($25 includes dinner) in advance only for dinner & concert, in advance and at the door for the concert only. 476-7309, 358-1648. [map]
Feb. 27-Mar. 1. Austin Meyer directs students in Gendermat, Mark Dunn's drama, set in a basement laundry room, about breakups of 4 couples with various gender permutations. Emily Hanley and Jacqueline Toboni direct Night of Fights, the annual mash-up of stage combat scenes. This year's theme is villains.
7 p.m. (Feb. 27-Mar. 1) & 11 p.m. (Feb. 28), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. basementarts.org. [map]
All dances taught; no partner needed. Bring flat, smooth-sole shoes. December, February, and March callers TBA. Jan. 4: Drake Meadow calls to music by 'Twas Brillig and the Mazel Toves. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass), silent auction, and an hour of international dancing.
8-11 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), Saline. Dec. & Feb.: $10 (members, $9; students, $5). Jan. & Mar.: $11 (members, $10; students, $5). 662-9290, 769-1052. [map]
Julie Levy-Weston calls to live music by Kalamazoo band Bowhunter. All dances taught; no partner needed. Bring flat, smooth-sole shoes.
8-11 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), Saline. $11 (members, $10; students, $6). 662-9290, 769-1052. [map]
Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary. Preceded at 7 p.m. by beginning lessons and practice.
8-10 p.m., Michigan Union Ballroom. $5 ($10 includes lessons). 763-6984. [map]
Wry, pungent alt-country by this local ensemble led by singer-songwriter and guitarist David Rossiter that describes its influences as "English murder ballads, hardcore American country music, and careful-you'll-cut-yourself electric blues." With guitarist Dave Keeney, bassist Ralph McKee, and percussionist John Crawford, often along with guest vocalist Sophia Hanifi. The band has an eagerly awaited new CD, Blissfield.
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]
Feb. 27-Mar. 1. This popular comic, winner of the 2004 Michigan Comedy Survivor competition, performs with a nervous energy that regularly explodes into bizarre observations and goofy enlightenments about jumping rope, talking sirens, bar codes, and other pointless things you've never stopped to think about. "If you liked the kid in the lunchroom who made you spit milk out your nose, you'll love Mike Green," says the Detroit Free Press. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty. $8 (Thurs.) & $11 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
The Twilight of the Golds is a powerful dramatic glimpse into the inner workings and secrets of the Gold family. This controversial and entertaining thought provoking dark comedy will raise questions about ethics and morality. The Gold family will confront issues of bigotry, evolution and the limits of love when unspoken prejudices are exposed and threaten to unravel the Gold family. This brilliant cast gives powerful multilayered performances with an endearing mix of humor and emotional weight, evoking themes of heroism and betrayal, love and tragedy, and the end of the family man, played out in microcosm by the contemporary Gold family. Audience participation 'talk-backs' to discuss themes and materials from the play are scheduled following the play. For additional information on the talk-back facilitators please see our website at www.justgobarefoot.com
Barefoot Productions Theater,, 240 N. Main St,, Plymouth. $15. 734-560-1493. email@example.com www.justgobarefoot.com [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun. (except Apr. 11), Feb. 27-Apr. 13. See review. Jennifer Graham directs Maggie Meyer & Sebastian Gerstner in David Ives' 2011 Tony-nominated 2-person comic drama about a writer grumbling about the caliber of actresses who have auditioned for his adaptation of Sacher-Masoch's 1870 novel Venus in Furs, when he is waylaid by a latecomer who seems even less promising than her predecessors. But when she convinces him to read through his play with her, she exhibits a strange mastery of the material, and the lines between art and reality gradually dissolve as she engages him in an increasingly serious battle for domination.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (Mar. 15 & 29), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Feb. 27), $22 (Feb. 28 and Mar. 2 & 6), and $30 (Mar. 1). Mar. 7 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After Mar. 7: $27 & $29 (Thurs.), $32 & $34 (Fri. & Sun.), $25 & $27 (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]
Mar. 1 & 15 (tentative). High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons. See facebook.com
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main (above Elmo's). $5 ($8 includes lesson). (313) 808-0358. [map]