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 Tues. when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:45-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $15 for the year. 665-0105. [map]
Deep Stretch Yoga (Ladies only class)
"Deep Stretch Yoga" is a gentle and relaxing class opening up deep, rarely accessed areas of the body through extended holds of postures. We emphasize deep tissue opening and restoration particularly in the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. This class is a strong mix of yoga postures that will deepen your breath, grow your practice, and stretch out your body and mind. Come join us for twice a week Yoga practice. Get ready to sweat!!!
All Levels Welcome!!!
Tuesdays and Thursdays
10:00 a.m to 11:00a.m
Chapel Hill Clubhouse
(3350 Green Rd, Ann Arbor)
Cost: $69.00/8 classes
March 4, 2014 - March 27, 2014
Chapel Hill Clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. $69. 734-681-0477. firstname.lastname@example.org www.PeachyFitness.com [map]
Voices Valiant is a vocal music ensemble at the University of Michigan for adults over the age of 50. This chorus is designed for adults who: love to sing, enjoy learning through music, enjoy the social community that music can provide, want to improve their mental and physical health through music. There is no audition necessary.
Voices Valiant will rehearse in two cycles in 2014: Winter Cycle and Spring Cycle. Each cycle consists of 10 rehearsals and a performance. Whether you have experience reading music and singing in a choir, or if this is your first choral experience, you will enjoy being a member of this unique group.
Winter Cycle: January 7 - March 8, 2014 (Concert on March 8)
Spring Cycle: March 18 - May 17, 2014 (Concert on May 17)
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium Blvd. $100/cycle plus $25 music. 734-936-2660. email@example.com http://www.music.umich.edu/special_programs/adult/voices-valiant.htm [map]
Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Free sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served.
Mar. 11: Rikkyo University (Tokyo) Language Center lecturer Akiyama Tamako on "The Liberty of Coerced Limitation: Subtitling Independent Chinese Documentary."
Mar. 18: University of Toronto political science professor Lynette Ong on "Contracting Out Violence: Patron-Client Relationship Between the Government and Thugs in China."
Apr. 1: MSU sociology & global urban studies professor Xuefei Ren on "Urban Governance and Citizen Rights in India and China."
Apr., 8: U-M Business School business strategy professor Minyuan Zhao on "R&D Clustering and the Role of Institutional Environment: Observations from the Biopharmaceutical Industry in China."
Apr. 22: Academia Sinica (Taiwan) modern history professor Sean Hsiang-lin Lei on "Neither Donkey nor Horse: Medicine and the Struggle over China's Modernity."
Noon-1 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 764-6308. [map]
Talk by U-M history and American culture professor Greg Dowd.
4 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free; preregistration requested. firstname.lastname@example.org, 647-0864. [map]
"The Political in Question: Abolitionism in India's 20th Century": U-M College of Literature, Science, & the Arts.more >
"The Political in Question: Abolitionism in India's 20th Century": U-M College of Literature, Science, & the Arts.< less
Lecture by U-M history professor Mrinalini Sinha. Reception follows.
4:10 p.m., U-M Alumni Center Founders Room, 200 Fletcher. Free. 998-6251. [map]
Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, is a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, pose, and movements in the air. This absolute beginners class will teach you to climb, apply footlocks, introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. This class is only available by single reservation and does not have a seven week progressive curriculum. It is designed for beginning aerialists who wish to join the Aerial Silks Level 1 class, but missed the first week or more of that seven week series. You are welcome to repeat this class as often as you like until you feel comfortable with these fundamentals, or if you simply want to condition and hone the basics in an instructor guided environment.
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. 734-726-0353. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-0/ [map]
Every Tues. TBE cantor Annie Rose and St. Clare's music director John Goodell collaborate on musical programs TBA.
5:30-6:15 p.m., TBE/St. Clare's, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]
Screening of Ryszard Bugajski's 2006 film about the WWII Polish resistance leader who was later executed by the Communists as a spy for the postwar Polish Government-in-Exile. Polish, subtitles. The screening is preceded by a Q&A with the film's star, Marek Probosz.
5:30-9 p.m., UMMA Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0351. [map]
This is a two hour class which will teach the basics of crochet. Students will learn how to get started, how to read a pattern, which hooks to use, about different kinds of yarn, and more. The fee is $25 which includes materials. Additional materials may be purchased that night for a discount. The class is being taught by Terry Ernsting.
Ophir Crafts Store, Westgate Mall, 2507 Jackson Ave. $25. 734-794-7777. firstname.lastname@example.org www.ophircrafts.com [map]
Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Fri.), modern constructed (Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Sun.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Sun.).
1 p.m. (Sun.) & 6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
Every Tues., Dec.-Mar. 10- to 20-mile ride, at various paces, along the well maintained Border-to-Border Trail, to a restaurant in either Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti. Front & back lights required, reflective clothing strongly recommended
6 p.m., meet at Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297, 971-2121. [map]
"Realize the Power of a Calling: How a Calling Enhances Performance, Profitability, and More!": American Business Women's Association.more >
"Realize the Power of a Calling: How a Calling Enhances Performance, Profitability, and More!": American Business Women's Association.< less
Talk by Myers Management Consulting CEO Valerie L. Myers. The program begins with networking and dinner.
6 p.m., Quarter Bistro, 300 S. Maple. Free (buy your own dinner). Reservations requested at abwa-maia.org by Mar. 11. 657-1029. [map]
Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. You will learn to get on and off the trapeze unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses. Strength makes it seamless! This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$15 for a single class
$150 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25-$150. 734-726-0353. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-1/ [map]
Depressed or anxious moods cloud the joy of experiencing ourselves as perfect and whole. With or without a diagnosis heal with breath work, yoga postures and imagery to balance moods and awaken inner joy. Certified Teacher.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. firstname.lastname@example.org sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
'Twin Hearts Meditation', as designed by Master Choa, is an advanced meditation technique, aimed at achieving illumination or universal consciousness for the planet. It is thus an instrument of world and community service that contributes to harmony on the earth by blessing it with loving-kindness, peace, joy and goodwill. The Twin Hearts Meditation is a noble tool that can raise one's vibrations toward higher states of awareness and expanded levels of consciousness. It is being practiced globally by tens of thousands from many different religions and backgrounds, the Meditation on Twin Hearts is extraordinary in its simplicity but produces amazing and dramatic results. Join us as we practice this powerful meditation together for the upliftment of our world.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Free. 734-330-5048. email@example.com annarbor.CentersOfLight.org [map]
A Multi-Site Multi-Year Longitudinal Study of Bringing An Evidence-Based Educational Practice to Scale: Eastern Michigan University.more >
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The College of Education at Eastern Michigan University welcomes the current chair of the Nicholas Hobbs Endowed Chair in Special Education and Human Development at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Douglas Fuchs. Fuchs is the fourth speaker in the 2013-2014 Porter Chair Speaker Series and will be presenting on the topic of "A Multi-Site, Multi-Year Longitudinal Study of Bringing An Evidence-Based Educational Practice to Scale" as part of the 100 year anniversary of the Department of Special Education. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 7 p.m. in Room 100 of the John W. Porter Building.
Fuchs has been the principal investigator of 35 federally-sponsored research grants, most of which have come from the U.S. Department of Education. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 articles in peer-review journals, and has won best paper awards for several of these publications.
Porter Room 100, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-487-3300. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.emich.edu/coe/porterchair
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 second of three workshops. The final workshop will be held on March 26th. 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. email@example.com uccf.umich.edu [map]
Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]
This workshop is a fundamental course that will teach you the basics of a raw food diet. Ellen Livingston is a local speaker, educator, yoga teacher and author, and has lived a raw vegan lifestyle successfully since 2002, recovering from several debilitating conditions. She will entertain, inspire, and empower you to take charge of your health like never before.
Canopy Chiropractic, 2464 E. Stadium Blvd. Free. CanopyChiro@gmail.com. CanopyChiro@gmail.com http://www.ellenlivingston.com/ [map]
Feb. 18: Moanin' Frogs. Innovative U-M grad student saxophone ensemble that performs fox trots, rags, character pieces, and waltzes characteristic of early 20th Century burlesque and vaudeville shows, along with some originals and other works by modern composers.
Mar. 18: River Raisin Ragtime Revue Back Row. Dixieland jazz by this ensemble from the popular local ragtime band.
Apr. 16: Three Men and a Tenor. This high-energy a cappella quartet of MSU alums Chuck Colby, Mark Stiles, Paul Felch, and Glenn Williams (he's the tenor) performs everything from originals to Gregorian chant, barbershop, contemporary pop, and rap. This show is held at the Washington Street Education Center (500 Washington); tickets are not required, but donations accepted to help fund the 2014-1015 Kaleidoscope season.
May 20: James Dapogny Quartet. Vintage pop and jazz standards, along with lesser known tunes from the 1920s and 30s, by this local ensemble led by U-M music professor Dapogny, a renowned early-jazz pianist.
7 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free to seniors, but tickets (available at the Chelsea Senior Center) required. First come, first seated at the door (if available). 475-4111. [map]
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]
Poetry reading by widely published local poet and U-M Hopwood Award winner Lizzie Hutton, author of She'd Waited Millennia, a work Observer reviewer Keith Taylor calls "a memorable first book built around a strong ear for the musicality of our language, an eye for the vivid remembered detail of childhood, and a willingness to come to admirable philosophic conclusions about experience." The program begins with open mike readings.
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [map]
Mar. 18 & 20 (choose one). All invited to discuss Witnesses to the One: The Spiritual History of the Sh'ma, Joseph Meszler's book about the central prayer in Jewish services.
7-8 p.m. (Mar. 18) & noon-1 p.m. (Mar. 20), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 665-4744. [map]
Every Tues., Jan. 7 through April or early May. All invited to join this fun-loving independent local mixed chorus to sing mostly familiar tunes, along with some serious music, in various genres. David Perample directs.
7-9 p.m., Gladwin barn, 4105 W. Liberty. Free to visitors ($80 per semester dues for those who join). 355-7738. [map]
Feb. 2: The Pleasure Garden (Alfred Hitchcock, 1926) Silent drama about a chorus girl engaged to an adventurer who begins to play around when her fiancé travels out of the country. 2 p.m.
Feb. 4: Murder! (Alfred Hitchcock, 1930) A man convinced of the innocence of a woman he helped convict or murder sets out to find the real killer. Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring. 7 p.m.
Feb. 9: The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock, 1935) Vintage mystery-romantic comedy about an innocent man pulled into the orbit of a spy ring. Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll. 4 p.m.
Feb. 11: The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1934) Hitchcock's original version of the thriller about criminals who kidnap a child to prevent her parents from revealing an assassination plot. Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre. 5 p.m.
Feb. 11: The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1956) Remake of the 1934 thriller. James Stewart, Doris Day. 7 p.m.
Feb. 16: The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock, 1926) A jealous detective accuses a lodger of murder. Ivor Novello, Malcolm Keen. 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 18: The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, 1938) Classic mystery-comedy about an old woman's baffling disappearance on a train that leads a young woman into a web of intrigue. Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave. 7 p.m.
Feb. 23: Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) Gothic thriller about a naďve young woman who marries an aristocratic widower. Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, George Sanders. 4 p.m.
Feb. 25: Foreign Correspondent (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) Thriller about an American reporter who exposes enemy spies in Britain. Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders. 7 p.m.
Mar. 2: The Ring (Alfred Hitchcock, 1927). Recently restored print of this silent boxing melodrama. With live organ accompaniment. 4 p.m.
Mar. 4: Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941). A wealthy, sheltered woman marries a charming ne'er-do-well she comes to suspect may be planning to kill her for her money Joan Fontaine, Cary Grant. 7 p.m.
Mar. 9: Saboteur (Alfred Hitchcock, 1942). Offbeat thriller about a munitions worker wrongly accused of sabotage and forced to go on the lam around the country. Script written in part by Dorothy Parker. 5 p.m.
Mar. 11: Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943). A lively teen grows to suspect that her beloved uncle may be a serial killer. Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotton. 7 p.m.
Mar. 16: Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944). When a ship of Americans and Britons is sunk by a missile from a German U-boat during WWII, the survivors must cope with the elements--and each other. Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix. 5 p.m.
Mar. 18: Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, 1945). The youthful new director of a posh mental asylum is not whom he claims to be. Gregory Peck, Ingrid Bergman. 7 p.m.
Mar. 23: Downhill (Alfred Hitchcock, 1927). Recently restored print of this silent melodrama about a boy whose life falls apart when he is expelled from school after he takes the blame for a friend's crime. With live organ accompaniment. 8 p.m.
Apr. 1: Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946). Thriller about a woman asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends n South America. Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant. 7 p.m.
Apr. 6: The Farmer's Wife (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928). Newly restored silent drama about a rough-mannered widowed farmer in search of a new bride. With live organ accompaniment. 1:30 p.m.
Apr. 8: Rope (Alfred Hitchcock, 1948). A detective sets out to solve a prep-school murder that turns out to be a killing for thrills. James Stewart. 7 p.m.
Apr. 13: Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951). Classic thriller about a psychotic mother's boy with a Raymond Chandler screenplay. 1:30 p.m.
Apr. 15: Dial M for Murder (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954). Classic thriller about a man hoisted in the petard of his plot to murder his wife. Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Bob Cummings. 7 p.m.
Apr. 20: Easy Virtue (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928). See review. Newly restored silent drama, adapted from the Noel Coward play, about a divorcée who hides her scandalous past from her new husband and family. With live organ accompaniment. 5 p.m.
Apr. 22: Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954). Stylish thriller-romance about a news photographer examining his neighbor's lives with binoculars and making a sordid discovery. James Stewart, Grace Kelly.7 p.m.
Apr. 27: The Trouble with Harry (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955). Trouble erupts in a small, quiet New England town when a man's body is found in the woods. Shirley MacLaine, John Forsythe, Edmund Gwenn. 4 p.m.
Apr. 29: The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock, 1957). Offbeat film about a New York City jazz musician falsely accused of robbery. Henry Fonda, Vera Miles. 7 p.m.
May 4: Champagne (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928). Silent drama about a spoiled heiress who defies her father by running off to marry her lover. With live organ accompaniment. 5 p.m.
May 6: Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958).Haunting, dreamlike mystery thriller that stars James Stewart as a retired police detective who is afraid of heights. Kim Novak.7 p.m.
May 11: North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959). Classic thriller about an ad exec mistaken for a government agent who's relentlessly pursued halfway across the country. Cary Grant. Eva Marie Saint. 5 p.m.
May 13: Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960). Classic suspense thriller set in a motel run by a peculiar mama's boy. Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh. 5 p.m.
May 18: The Manxman (Alfred Hitchcock, 1929). Newly restored silent drama about lifelong friends on the Isle of Man, a fisherman and a lawyer, who are both attracted to the same woman. With live organ accompaniment. 4 p.m.
May 20: Family Plot (Alfred Hitchcock, 1976). Comedy-thriller about a con artist and her private investigator boyfriend who run into a couple of serial kidnappers. Barbara Harris, Bruce Dern, Karen Black. 5 p.m.
May 25: Blackmail (Alfred Hitchcock, 1929). Newly restored silent thriller about a Scotland Yard detective who discovers that a murder he is investigating was committed by his girlfriend while defending herself from a rapist. With live organ accompaniment. 1:30 p.m.
May 27: The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963). Eerie thriller about hordes of bloodthirsty sparrows, gulls, and crows plaguing a small California town. Not for the squeamish. Stars Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy. 7 p.m.
Various times, Michigan Theater. Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME. [map]
Mar. 18 & 22 (different programs and locations). More than 800 public school students perform in these lively concerts. Preceded at 6 p.m. by jazz in the lobby by the Community High Jazz Combo. Tonight: The Clague Middle School Band, the Skyline Concert Band, and the Huron varsity, concert, and symphony bands.
7 p.m., Huron High School Meyers Auditorium, 2727 Fuller. Tickets $5 (family of 4, $10) in advance from band members and at the door. 996-3210. [map]
Talk by local holistic health practitioner Linda Diane Feldt.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required at the co-op or at peoplesfood.coop/news_and_events/. 994-4589. [map]
"The Jewish Cold War: Anxiety and Identity in the Aftermath of the Holocaust": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies 24th Annual Belin Lecture.more >
"The Jewish Cold War: Anxiety and Identity in the Aftermath of the Holocaust": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies 24th Annual Belin Lecture.< less
Talk by University of Wisconsin history professor Susan Glenn.
7 p.m., Palmer Commons Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw. Free. 763-9047. [map]
Chicago-based writer Brigid Pasulka discusses her novel, set in a soccer-obsessed town on the Italian Riviera, about a 22-year-old man, reeling from the loss of his twin brother and his mother and estranged from his father, who befriends a disgraced Ukrainian soccer star and his sister. Signing. Preceded by a book club discussion with Pasulka (preregistration required).
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
Mar. 4 & 18.
Mar. 4: Argus Museum curator Cheryl Chidester discusses "Argus Camera History."
Mar. 18: Wisconsin photographer Byron Annis shows his photos of "Cuba."
Also, club members' show their recent projected digital images (Mar. 4) and prints (Mar. 18), including this month's assignment, "Shadows."
7:30 p.m., Wines School auditorium (Mar. 4), 1701 Newport, & Forsythe Middle School media center (Mar. 18), 1655 Newport. Free ($25 annual dues for those who join). 327-4781. [map]
"Eating Disorders and Chemical Dependency" will be presented by Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, FACOG, CRMO, ABAM; and Lori Perpich, LLP, MS; Cognitive Behavior Therapist, EDEN Facilitator. People with alcohol/other drug addiction have a higher prevalence of certain eating disorders than the general population. This program will examine evidence that eating disorders are biopsychosocial diseases, similar to chemical dependency. The program will define various eating disorders and their consequences, explore neurobiological and behavioral theories of addiction, describe physiological consequences, discuss screening tools, and provide information on treatment options and resources for people with eating disorders. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. email@example.com http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]
Founded in Manchester (UK) in 1998, this young quartet is noted for its vibrant and full-blooded performances. "Few quartets at any stage of their evolution have this much personality," writes a Philadelphia Inquirer reviewer. Tonight the quartet-violinists Sara Bitlloch and Donald Grant, violist Martin Saving, and cellist Marie Bitlloch-perform Debussy's String Quartet, Kurtag's Officium Breve, and Beethoven's Quartet in E minor.
7:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. $20-$42, in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
See review. Monthly open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on the monthly theme. The 3 judges are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Space limited, so it's smart to arrive early.
Jan 21: "Beginnings."
Feb. 18: "Happy."
Mar. 18: "Escape."
Apr. 15: "Song."
May 20: "Animals."
June 17: "Fathers."
July 15: "Altered."
Aug. 19: "Deception."
Sept. 16: "Do-Over."
Oct. 21: TBA.
Nov. 18: TBA.
Dec. 16: TBA.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), The Circus, 210 S. First. $8. 764-5118. [map]
Talk by Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force founder and director Jane P. White and S.A.F.E. Place Shelter (Battle Creek) director Jennifer Fopma. Preceded at 7 p.m. by socializing.
7:30 p.m., Cleary University, 3601 Plymouth. Free. 973-6287. [map]
Talk by Michigan Department of Environmental Quality aquatic biologist Joe Bohr. Refreshments.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free; metered parking. 665-0248. [map]
Wisconsin-based American roots-music singer-songwriter known for wry, deftly poetic lyrics and rich-toned fingerstyle guitar accompaniment. His work has won praise from the likes of Greg Brown and Chris Smither, and No Depression calls him "the bard of small-town anywhere."
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]
All invited to round up 6 people to compete in a 5-round trivia contest. Prizes for the top 2 teams.
8-9:30 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100. Free. 475-8732. [map]
Utah Symphony principal trombonist Larry Zalkind is accompanied by local pianist Kathryn Goodson in works by Jongen, Schubert, Mozart, and others.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]