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Calendar of Events

Monday, March 10, 2014

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 9 a.m.  Free! 

Community Class: Ann Arbor Fit4Mom.

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free Community/Bring a Friend class for any mamas and their little ones to come out and join us for a free class.
*Returning mamas just need to RSVP to this event, new mamas will need to RSVP and register
Stroller Strides Ann Arbor is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. It includes intervals of cardio, strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller and the environment. Taught by certified and specially trained fitness instructors (who are also moms), it is a great workout for any level of exerciser. Stroller Strides instructors weave songs and activities into the routine designed to entertain and engage baby, while moms are led through a series of exercises specific to her role as mom. This unique program also provides moms with the opportunity to meet other moms, engage in playgroups with their babies, and to form lasting
Meet in front of Sears
Briarwood Mall, 100 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. 7347264075. [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Mon. & Fri., 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 a.m. 

EnhanceFitness Exercise: YMCA.

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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.
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. [map]
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 10-11:30 a.m. 

Introduction to Computers and the Internet--OLLI Study Group (50+) : Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.

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This class meets Mondays, March 10 - April 7
OLLI membership not required for this course.

This class is designed for beginner PC computer users. It includes everything from turning on the power to navigating the Internet, email, simple word processing using Microsoft Word 2010 and exposure to accounting using Excel 2010. Doris Miree has 40+ years of teaching business skills at the high school level and at Washtenaw Community College.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $25. 734-998-9351. [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). 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. [map]
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 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Socrates Café: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All invited to join a philosophical discussion that draws on the Socratic method of questioning underlying assumptions. The Socrates Cafe models its discussions on the book of the same name by Christopher Phillips.
10:30-11:30 a.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 794-6250. [map]
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 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Toledo Museum of Art: The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden--OLLI (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.

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Please check OLLI website for travel agency registration and OLLI membership requirement.
Lunch is included in tour price.
ˇ 11:00 a.m. Depart from Meijer's Parking Lot - Section I (Ann Arbor-Saline Road).
ˇ Lunch upon arrival at the Toledo Museum of Art Café.
ˇ Enjoy your private tour and docent talk, approximately one hour long.
ˇ 6:00 p.m. Approximate arrival home.
Meet at Meijer, Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $65. 734-998-9351.
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 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

U-M Club of Ann Arbor.

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Mar. 3 & 10. Lunchtime talks by U-M head basketball coach John Beilein, who is joined each week by different U-M athletic coaches and staff members. Mar. 3: Additional coach TBA. Mar. 10: softball coach Carol Hutchins.
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson. $9.50 (seniors age 65 & over, $9) includes lunch. 769-2500. [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. [map]
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 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Affordable Care Act 1:1": Chelsea District Library.

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Center for Family & Health regional lead ACA navigator Danielle Carpenter is on hand to offer personalized assistance understanding and applying for insurance under the new health care law.
1:30-4:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732, ext. 219. [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. [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. [map]
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 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Intro to Yoga: Peachy Fitness.

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"Intro to Yoga" (Ladies only class)
In this class you will:
Learn the basic postures
Discover the benefits of Yoga
Receive personal attention
Join us for a 5 evenings of "Intro to Yoga". This class will meet every Monday at 5:30pm starting March 3, 2014 at Chapel Hill Clubhouse (3350 Green Rd, Ann Arbor).
Cost: $45.00/5 classes
Drop-In: $12.00
Chapel Hill Clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. $45. 734-681-0477. [map]
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 6 p.m. 

"MacBeth" Auditions: The Ann Arbor Young Actors Guild.

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Play of "MacBeth" by William Shakespeare
First performed in April 1611, MacBeth is the tragic tale of unchecked ambition and power which lead to bloody civil war.
May 16, 17 and 18, 2014
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
University of Michigan Central Campus
All who audition will be cast and appear in every performance.
No cost to audition.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor (JCC), 2935 Birch Hollow Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free to audition. (734) 926-5629. [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. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

The Mind + Body Connection in Chronic Pain Treatment: American Pain Treatment.

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A Free Seminar from American Pain Treatment Register Now 888-797-8400
The Power of the Mind
The Mind + Body Connection in Chronic Pain Treatment
Monday, March 10, 6:00 PM at Forest Health Medical Center
With chronic pain, rarely discussed is the extremely powerful connection the mind has to the body. When blockages in the mind are addressed, the body can often start to heal. Learn:

-How stress in the mind affects physical symptoms
-Treatments involving the mind + body connection for chronic pain
-How psychology is an important part of managing chronic pain
Presented by Dr. Ross Halpern, Ph.D., L.P.
Ross Halpern, Ph.D., L.P. teaches chronic pain psychology and he is on staff at five different hospitals throughout the state of Michigan where he specializes in helping people deal with the stress of chronic pain.
American Pain Treatment
Forest Health Medical Center
135 S. Prospect, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
American Pain Treatment, American Pain Treatment, Forest Health Medical Center, Ypsilanti. Free. 888-797-8400.
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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. [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

ZumbaŽ: Peachy Fitness.

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PARTY yourself into shape!!!
The Latin-inspired, easy to follow, calorie burning, dance fitness party.
Feel the music and let loose.
Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. Energize and refresh with music such as Latin, Bollywood, Russian, Hip Hop/Pop, Salsa/Cha-Cha, Samba, Merengue. Squats and lunges are also included.
Join us for a 8 class session:
Mondays: 6:30-7:30pm
Chapel Hill Clubhouse (3350 Green Rd, Ann Arbor)
Cost: $69.00/8 classes
Drop-In: $12.00
Chapel Hill Clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. $69. 734-681-0477. [map]
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 7-8:15 p.m.  Free! 

ADHD & Learning Disability Workshop: The University Center for the Child and the Family.

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Our group offers parents the chance to share ideas and receive resources on topics such as their child's Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Learning Disability (LD) diagnosis, the emotional impact of learning problems and community supports for parents and children.
This is the first of three workshops, held on March 18th and March 26th as well. It is strongly recommended to attend all three workshops if possible.
The Institute for Human Adjustment, 500 E. Washington Suite 100. Free. 734-764-9466. [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. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Fireside Festival of New Works: Performance Network.

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Mar. 9-12 (different programs). A different new play by a local playwright each night, with each performance followed by an audience discussion with the cast & crew.

Mar. 9: Invasive Species, Joseph Zettelmaier's drama about a lonely Michigan fisherman keeping an invasive great snakehead in his fish tank who becomes the target of a DNR investigation led by a overachieving agent with an attitude as threatening as the fish itself, jeopardizing the fisherman's peace of mind and favorite fishing hole.

Mar. 10: Bird of Passage, Colby Halloran's drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Lawrence Sargent Hall, the author of "The Ledge" (a celebrated short story about a fishing accident), and a lonely writer who shares his house off the coast of Maine.

Mar. 11: The Antichrist Cometh, David MacGregor's drama about an advertising exec having a bad day who notices, while examining his receding hairline, what appears to be the number 666 emblazoned atop his forehead. When an old fraternity brother arrives with his evangelical fiancée in tow, talk turns to "revelations" about the ad execd's past, and all hell soon breaks loose-just in time for dinner.

Mar. 12: Irrational, David Wells & MacKenzie Lewis's love-and-death musical about the ancient Greek mathematician-mystic Pythagoras whose religious cult, erected on the premise that divinity is found in the harmony of ratios, is thrown into crisis when one of his followers discovers irrational numbers.

7 p.m., Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Tickets: whatever you can afford to pay. 663-0681. [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. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Upper School Choir & Orchestra Concert: Greenhills School.

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Upper School students perform works TBA.
7 p.m., Greenhills School Campbell Center for the Performing Arts, 850 Greenhills Dr. (off Earhart). Free. 769-4010. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Mar. 10, 17, 24, & 31. U-M dance professor Clare Croft leads a lecture-discussion and interactive exercises. Mar. 10: "Bodies Make Music," about movement for musicians and the upcoming UMS performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (see 15 Saturday listing). Mar. 17: "Dance on Camera," about creating dance for film. Mar. 24: "Making Ballet Personal." Mar. 31: Wrap-up and graduation.
7 p.m., U-M Alumni Center, 200 Fletcher. Free. 764-2538. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"One-of-a-Kind Jackets": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Talk and trunk show by area textile artist Mary Sue Fenner, who's known for her use of bright colors and handspun yarns.
7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. $5 (members, free). [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Rock Legend Eric Burdon": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by veteran local musicologist Jim Leonard, in conjunction with Burdon's Mar. 13 concert at the Michigan Theater (see listing).
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. at William. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Three Best Tailwaters in the West": Trout Unlimited.

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Frying Pan Anglers (CO) fishing guide Cameron Cipponeri discusses fishing in Colorado. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by dinner and drinks.
7 p.m., Creekside Bar & Grill grounds, 5827 Jackson Rd. Free (buy your own food & drinks). [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Unmentionables": Nicola's Books.

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Rochester writer Laurie Lowenstein discusses her acclaimed debut novel, set in 1917, about a women's rights advocate whose shocking views on women's undergarments catalyze a small town into the 20th century. Signing. Preceded by a book club discussion with Lowenstein (preregistration required).
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Cocktail Class: Viva Vermouth: Tammy's Tastings.

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Vermouth is way more than just an in-joke for the ultra-dry martini crowd. It's an indispensable classic cocktail ingredient. We'll explore sweet and dry varieties and craft some vivacious vermouth cocktails. Classes are hands on with lots of tasting opportunities.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $35. 734-276-3215. [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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 7:45 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. [map]
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  8 p.m. 

The Pat Metheny Unity Group: The Ark.

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A virtuosic jazz guitarist and serial Grammy Award-winner, Metheny is one of the most popular artists in the field. He is known for great instrumental technique and speed as well as a brainy yet accessible style showing great lyricism and a fine melodic sense. An early explorer of electronic effects, he was one of the first performers to use guitar synthesizers effectively. "The themes are typical Metheny: sensuous Latin grooves, synth-guitar fusion, folksy ballads, a good deal of swing - and the rhythm section is mindboggling," says The Guardian critic John Fordham in his review of Metheny's latest CD Unity Group. "It's all about the playing skills of a dazzling band, which live shows will undoubtedly ram home even harder." His current group features the musicians he played with on the CD-saxophonist and bass clarinetist Chris Potter, bassist Ben Williams, and drummer Antonio Sanchez-along with Italian multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater, 316 S. Main. Tickets $39.50 & $49.50 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office ( &, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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