Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Wednesday July 30, 2014
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed

MAR

              1
  2   3   4   5   6   7   8
  9  10  11  12  13  14  15
 16  17  18  19  20  21  22
 23  24  25  26  27  28  29
 30  31          

Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 1, 2014






 
Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 Time TBA 

"Gloria": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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]
Bookmark and Share

 all day  Free! 

Brewed Awakenings Cafe 3 year celebration: Kim Kaster.

  community member   < less seating area of cafe

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
•trivia games
•giveaways all day
•free bite-sized scones (in the morning while they last)
•BUILD-A-SANDWICH competition
•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. mybrewedawakeningscafe@gmail.com. mybrewedawakeningscafe@gmail.com www.brewedawakeningscafe.com [map]
Bookmark and Share

 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Childbirth Preparation Classes: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

  community member   < less

Our one-time class offers pregnant women and their partners the basics of childbirth preparation in an all-day, condensed format. Several topics are covered, including the various stages of labor, an introduction to relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures and positions for labor and delivery, pain management options, cesarean birth, and early postpartum.
This class does not offer instruction on breastfeeding. We highly recommend registering for our Breastfeeding 101 and Breastfeeding Obstacle Course classes to prepare yourself for the adventure.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $190. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
Bookmark and Share

 9:45 a.m.-noon 

"Using Technology for Social Justice": Gray Panthers of Huron Valley.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 10 a.m.  Free! 

Free Introductory Class: Fun and Learning Music Studio.

  community member   < less

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 sandrat@childrensmusicacademy.org or call 734-417-1167
Fun and Learning Music Studio, 4115 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. 734-417-1167. sandratracey@funandlearningmusicstudio.com www.childrensmusicacademy.org [map]
Bookmark and Share

 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

GameStart Festival: GameStart School.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 10 a.m. 

Hands-On Hodgepodge: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

  community member   < less

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.. nschmidt@aahom.org. nschmidt@aahom.org www.aahom.org [map]
Bookmark and Share

 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Mars Madness: Yankee Air Museum.

  community member   < less

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. suzanne.bosarge@yankeeairmuseum.org http://www.yankeeairmuseum.org/mars-exhibit/ [map]
Bookmark and Share

 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Mom to Mom Sale: Triangle Cooperative Nursery School.

  community member   < less

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 fundraising@trianglecoop.org.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 Scio Church Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $2 until noon, $1 after noon. 734-913-9418. fundraising@trianglecoop.org www.trianglecoop.org [map]
Bookmark and Share

 10 a. m.  Free! 

Saturday Morning Border to Border Ride: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sat. 22-mile ride, at various paces along the Border-to-Border Trail, from Ann Arbor Ypsilanti to decide where to eat lunch.
10 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 545-0541. [map]
Bookmark and Share

 10-10:40 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Yoga": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Playgroup: Manzanitas Spanish Immersion Preschool.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 10:45 a.m. 

Basic Yoga.

  community member   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Teddy Bear Company.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Group tours of the warehouse, with displays of both historical and CTBC bears. Also, display of antique toys in the Chelsea Toy Museum.
11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m., CTBC Warehouse, 400 N. Main, Chelsea. Free. 433-5499. [map]
Bookmark and Share

 11 a.m.  Free! 

Storytime: Literati Bookstore.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sat. 15-minute story time geared toward very young children.
11 a.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
Bookmark and Share

 11 a.m.  Free! 

Storytime with the Humane Society: Nicola's Books.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Celebrate Spring in the Garden": The Garden Mill Green Thumb Series.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Talks and demonstrations on garden-related themes by Garden Mill staff and local master gardeners.

Mar. 1: "Tree Pruning." Tips on proper pruning techniques and when (& when not) and how much to prune.

Mar. 8: "Adventurous Vegetable Gardening." Tips on how to grow tomatillos, parsnips, rutabagas, and other unusual garden vegetables and herbs.

Mar. 15: "Rain Gardens." Discussion of the benefits of rain gardens, how to design your own, and what plants are best to use in them.

Mar. 22: "Michigan Wildflowers." Tips on where to findbeautiful plants in the wild and when to look for them.

Mar. 29: "Divide and Conquer (or Transplant)." Tips on what to do with plants that have outgrown their current homes.

.
11 a.m.-noon, Garden Mill, 110 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration recommended. 475-3539. [map]
Bookmark and Share

 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

"SSSSSSSSnakes!": U-M Natural History Museum.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 Noon 

Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $5 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]
Bookmark and Share

 Noon-4:30 p.m. 

"Prince Igor": Quality 16.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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/met.aspx and at the door. 623-7469. [map]
Bookmark and Share

 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Strategies for the Emotional Challenges of Parenting: Catherine Fischer, Support For Growing Families LLC.

  community member   < less Parent and child holding hands

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. catherine@supportforgrowingfamilies.com www.supportforgrowingfamilies.com/parenting-classes.html [map]
Bookmark and Share

 2:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sat. All invited to practice their juggling skills. Beginners welcome. Indoor location TBA in case of inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. 761-1115.
Bookmark and Share

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]
Bookmark and Share

 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 3 (sold out) & 8 p.m. 

"Oliver!": Encore Musical Theatre Company.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Raptor Feeding": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sat. LSNC volunteers feed and answer questions about the center's red-tailed hawk, peregrine falcon, and other resident raptors, who may come out of their enclosures to eat.
3-4 p.m. Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]
Bookmark and Share

 3 & 8 p.m. 

"Redwood Curtain": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 3-5 p.m. 

"Storytelling with Computer Animation: 5 Elements of a Story": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 4 p.m.  Free! 

In Good Company African American Book Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 4-6 p.m. 

"A Meditation in Paint: Floral": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 5 & 7:30 p.m. 

Interactive Dinner Theatre: Angel Food Catering.

  community member   < less

"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. angelfood@provide.net www.angelfoodinc.com [map]
Bookmark and Share

 5:30-10 p.m. 

"On the Move: Planes, Trains, and Balloons": Vocal Arts Ensemble.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 6-7 p.m. 

Belly Dance 1: A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less Coral Rose

Led by Coral Rose of Unveiled Belly Dance and the Lunatic Vagabonds, this class combines belly dance movements with traditional fitness training to build your strength, stability, and balance. Class begins with conditioning and cardio, then continues on to the fundamental muscle isolations used in belly dance. The goal of this series is to build confident body posture and presentation as a foundation for movement though deep core strengthening, joint mobility, and isometrics.
The class is an excellent warm up for Belly Dance Technique and choreography, which immediately follows.
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $12-$75. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/belly-dance-1/ [map]
Bookmark and Share

 6-10:30 p.m. 

Bockbierfest: Ann Arbor Schwaben Verein.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

This annual spring festival features a German dinner followed by dancing to Eric Neubauer & His Dorfmusikanten.
6:45-10:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), UAW Local 892 Hall, 601 Woodland, Saline. Tickets $25 (includes dinner & beverages) in advance and (if available) at the door. Reservations recommended; call John Jarvis (954-0281), Art French (662-4964), or Walt Hahn (353-9229). [map]
Bookmark and Share

 6 p.m. 

U-M Men's Basketball vs. Minnesota.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less


6 p.m., Crisler Center. Ticket prices TBA at mgoblue.com/tickets. 764-0247.
Bookmark and Share

 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m. 

"Winter Beach Blast": Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fundraiser.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 7 p.m. 

15th Annual Benefit Concert: Dance Alliance Repertory Company.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 7 p.m. 

Art Explorer Saturdays!: Fly Children's Art Center.

  community member   < less

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!
$7/student
Fly Children's Art Center, 40 N. Huron St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. $7. info@flyartcenter.org. info@flyartcenter.org http://www.flyartcenter.org/#!studio-classes/c20by [map]
Bookmark and Share

 7 p.m. 

Art Explorer Saturdays! | Feb 1 - March 22, 7pm: Fly Children's Art Center.

  community member   < less

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. katie@flyartcenter.com http://www.flyartcenter.org/#!studio-classes/c20by [map]
Bookmark and Share

 7 p.m. 

Benefit Concert & Dinner: Lost Voices.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 7 p.m. 

Music Program: Chelsea High School.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Performances by various student ensembles.

Oct. 21: Fall Festival of Choirs.

Oct. 28: Orchestra Halloween Concert.

Nov. 3: Echoes Concert Band.

Dec. 9: Band and Orchestra Concert.

Dec. 10: Band and Choirs Concert.

Dec. 12: Orchestra Concert.

Dec. 19: Band and Orchestra Pre-Festival Ensemble Concert.

Feb 8: District Solo & Ensemble Vocal Festival. 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Feb. 27: Band & Orchestra Pre-Festival Concert.

Mar. 1: "Showcase of Michigan Show Choirs." Performances by CHS Company C and choirs from several other Michigan high schools. $10 in advance at Chelsea Pharmacy and at the door.

Mar. 18: Choir Festival Concert.

Mar. 22 (time TBA): State Band and Orchestra Solo/Ensemble Festival.

Apr. 3: Jazz Band Concert.

Apr. 30: Band & Choir Concerto Concert.

May 22: Band & Orchestra Concert.

.
7 p.m. (except as noted), CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. Free unless otherwise noted. 475-4524. [map]
Bookmark and Share

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Gendermat and Night of Fights": U-M Basement Arts.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 7:30-9 p.m. 

"Drum 4 Wellness Circle": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to join a facilitated drum circle. Bring a drum or use one provided.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $5 suggested donation. 480-1219. . [map]
Bookmark and Share

 8-11 p.m. 

1st Saturday Contra: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 8-11 p.m. 

1st Saturday Contra: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 8 p.m. 

Hoodang: The Ark.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less Hoodang

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]
Bookmark and Share

 8 p.m. 

Latitude 49: The Yellow Barn.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

U-M grad student chamber ensemble. Other acts TBA. Followed 10 p.m.-3 a.m. by dancing to reggaeton, house, and hip-hop spun by DJ Mota ($10 cover).
8 p.m., Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. $10 (Yellow Card or Pink Punch Card holders, free). ouryellowbarn.com. [map]
Bookmark and Share

 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Mike Green: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 8 p.m. 

The Twilight of the Golds: Barefoot Productions Theater

240 N. Main St.

Plymouth MI 48170.

  community member   < less The Twilights of the Golds cast at Barefoot Productions Theater

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. christymayhew@msn.com www.justgobarefoot.com [map]
Bookmark and Share

 8 p.m.-midnight 

"Milonga Picante": U-M Michigan Argentine Tango Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Mar. 1 & 15. Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ.
8 p.m.-midnight, Michigan League Anderson Room. $10 (members, $5). umich.edu/~umtango. [map]
Bookmark and Share

 8 p.m. 

"Venus in Fur": Performance Network Professional Season.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]
Bookmark and Share

 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

"Serious about Salsa" Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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/A2DanceRevolution for updated schedule.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main (above Elmo's). $5 ($8 includes lesson). (313) 808-0358. [map]
Bookmark and Share

 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. 

"Lift Off": A2 Aviary.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Aerial and acrobatic acts by A2 Aviary students. Also, art, music, refreshments, and an open bar. The program ends with a dance party.
9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.), A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State. $5. 726-0353. [map]
Bookmark and Share



Science camp for kids ages 6-14
Esquire Interiors Ann Arbor MI
Top of the Lamp, Ann Arbor's locally owned lighting specialty store.