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Calendar of Events

Friday, March 21, 2014






 
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Mother Goose Story Time with Trudy Bulkley: Dexter District Library.

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Children ages 18 months and up are invited to a very special story time! "Mother Goose" Trudy Bulkley, accompanied by a very fine gander, will be coming to the Library to present her popular preschool story time. Trudy has been telling stories for 20 years using poetry, rhyme, imagination and humor. Audience participation is a must. Following the program, children will be invited to participate in a simple craft and refreshments will be served.
Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter, Michigan 48130, Dexter. Free. 734-426-4477. cjurich@dexter.lib.mi.us www.dexter.lib.mi.us [map]
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Qulting for a Cause: Ann Arbor YMCA.

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Join us as we give back to the community! This free program invites volunteers of all ages and abilities to help create beautiful T-shirt quilts for those in need. Equipment and materials are provided.
The group meet in the Michigan Room from 11am to 12:30pm every Friday.
For more information about this volunteer opportunity please contact Jen Nicodemus at
734-661-8043 or
jnicodemus@annarborymca.org
Ann Arbor YMCA, 400 W Washington St. Free. 734-661-8043. jnicodemus@annarborymca.org http://www.annarborymca.org/quilting-cause.php [map]
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 Noon  Free! 

Book talk and book signing: Ain't No Trust: Social Work Learning Community on Poverty and Inequality and the National Poverty Center.

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Judith Levine, Ph.D. of Temple University will speak about her new book, Ain't No Trust. For more information see: http://www.temple.edu/sociology/levine/
Light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP at http://umichfordschool.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cIISKtygWd7oiCF by Wednesday, March 19.
School of Social Work, 1080 South University Avenue. Free. fspp-events@umich.edu http://fordschool.umich.edu/events/calendar/1747/ [map]
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 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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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]
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 Noon-1 p.m. 

U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies Lecture Series.

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Mar. 14 & 21. Talks by visiting scholars. Mar. 14: University of Pittsburgh music professor Andrew Weintraub on "From Street Singer to President: Music, Politics, and Islam in Indonesia." Mar. 21: University of Malaya English professor Sharmani Gabriel on "Beyond Pluralism: Rethinking Race in Malaysia."
Noon-1 p.m., 1636 SSWB/International Institute, 1080 South University. Free. 764-0352. [map]
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 Noon-2 p.m.  Free! 

"The Reform Process in Cuba: Context and Prospects": U-M American Culture Department.

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Talk by CUNY Queens College sociology professor Mauricio Font.
Noon-2 p.m., 4154 LS&A, 500 S. State. Free. 763-1460. [map]
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 12:30, 2:30, 6, & 7:45 p.m. 

Aerial Sampler: A2 Aviary.

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Curious about aerial, but don't know where to start? Try a bit of everything at this 1.5 hour semi-private aerial sampler! With a maximum class size of four students per instructor, participants will get an overview of the basics of Aerial Silks, Lyra (Aerial Hoop), and Static Trapeze, as well as ample time to play on each apparatus. Who wants to try it all?
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $35. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-sampler/ [map]
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 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Movies at the Center: Chelsea Senior Center.

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Every Fri. except July 4 & 25 A chance for seniors to watch a movie with their grandkids. Popcorn. A chance for seniors to watch a movie with their grandkids. Popcorn.

May 23: Gifted Hands: Ben Carson (Thomas Carter, 2009). Biopic about the renowned African American neurosurgeon.

May 30: Arsenic and Old Lace (Frank Capra, 1944). Hilarious adaptation of Joseph Kesselring's stage comedy. Cary Grant.

June 6: 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957). Suspenseful drama about a jury as it deliberates its verdict in a murder trial. Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb.

June 13: Hachi: A Dog's Tale (Lasse" Hallström, 2009). Drama about a college professor's bond with an abandoned dog he talks home. Richard Gere.

June 20: The Big Year (David Frankel, 2011). Comedy about 3 birders who try to set the world record by holding a year-long bird-spotting competition. Stave Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson.

June 27: Saving Mr. Banks (John Lee Hancock, 2013). Dramatic biopic about Mary Poppins writer P.L. Travers' difficult childhood and her subsequent relationship with Walt Disney. Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks.

July 11: Gifted Hands: Ben Carson(Thomas Carter, 2009). Biopic about the renowned African American neurosurgeon, a Detroit native and U-M Medical School grad who has pioneered recent advances in the treatment of pediatric brain tumors and facial deformities.

July 18: The Lone Ranger (Gore Verbinski, 2013). Imaginatively ebullient action-movie adaptation of the vintage radio and TV western. Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner.

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12:30 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free; donations accepted. 475-9242. [map]
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 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"The Labors of Albert Kahn": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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Talk by U-M art history and architecture professor Claire Zimmerman.
12:30-2 p.m., 202 S. Thayer, room 2022. Free. 936-3518. [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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 4-7 p.m. 

Fish Fry: Saline Knights of Columbus.

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Every Fri., Mar. 7-Apr. 11. Baked tilapia, beer-battered fried cod, salad, fries, beverages, and homemade cheesy potatoes, broccoli salad, coleslaw, mac & cheese, and desserts.
4-7 p.m., St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 910 Austin Dr. (off Austin Rd. off W. Michigan Ave.), Saline. $10 (tentative; seniors age 60 & over, $9; kids age 12 & under, $6). 944-7790. [map]
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 4 p.m. 

U-M Softball vs. Indiana.

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Mar. 21-23. Home opening series.
4 p.m. (Mar. 21), 2 p.m. (Mar. 22), & 1 p.m. (Mar. 23), Alumni Field, S. State at Hoover. Ticket Prices TBA. 764-0247.
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 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Fix-It Friday": Maker Works.

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All invited to bring anything that needs fixing-chairs, sweaters, radios, and more. Maker Works members will be on hand to help fix things. Refreshments.
4-6 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. (off Airport Blvd. north of Ellsworth). Free. 222-4911. [map]
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 4:30-7:30 p.m. 

36th Annual Lenten Fish Fry: Old St. Patrick's Church.

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Every Fri., Mar. 7-Apr. 11. Fried Alaskan pollack, choice of potato or macaroni & cheese, salad bar, and beverage. Desserts available for a nominal additional charge. Beer & wine available for donation. Be prepared to stand in line, but the food is worth the wait.
4:30-7:30 p.m., Old St. Pat's parish hall, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. at Northfield Church (3 miles north of Ann Arbor). $9 (seniors, $8; children 5-11, $6; children 4 & under, free). oldstpatrick-annarbor.com 662-8141. [map]
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 5-7:30 p.m. 

Lenten Fish Dinner: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

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Mar. 5 & every Fri. Mar. 7-Apr. 11. Fried cod, baked tilapia, homemade mac & cheese, green beans, roasted red potatoes, French fries, salad bar, rolls with butter, and beverages. Fish sticks and grilled cheese available for kids. Homemade clam chowder & desserts ($2 each).
5-7:30 p.m., St. Francis Parish Activities Center, 2250 E. Stadium. $10 (seniors age 62 & over, $9; kids age 6-11, $5; kids age 5 & under, free). 769-2550. [map]
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 5-8 p.m. 

Lenten Fish Fry: St. Mary Chelsea Knights of Columbus.

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Every Fri., Mar. 7-Apr. 11.
5-8 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 14200 E. Old US-12, Chelsea. $10. 475-7561. [map]
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 5:15 p.m.  Free! 

Lenten Organ Concert Series: American Guild of Organists.

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Every Fri. in March & Apr. 11. Concerts by AGO members and their students.
5:15 p.m., First Congregational Church, 608 E. William. Free. 604-3205. [map]
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 5:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Happy Birthday, Dear Johann": U-M School of Music.

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U-M organ students perform works by Bach, in honor of his 329th birthday.
5:15 p.m., First Congregational Church, 608 E. William. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 5:30-7 p.m. 

Bread & Soup Supper: St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.

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Mar. 14, 21, & 28. Proceeds benefit Children Waiting Everywhere, an organization that helps kids in Uganda, Kenya, and Sri Lanka.
5:30-7 p.m., St. Thomas Parish Hall, 530 Elizabeth. Freewill donation. 761-8606, ext. 2602. [map]
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 6-8 p.m. 

Lakota Waldorf School Fundraiser: Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor.

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A Native American-style dinner with entertainment by The Swamp Singers, a local Native American singing, dancing, and drumming group. Storytelling and craft activities for kids. Raffle of a handmade Lakota Sioux Star Quilt from the Pine Ridge Reservation. Sale of Native American bead work and sale or silent action of locally donated items. A fundraiser for the Lakota Waldorf School on Pine Ridge.
6-8 p.m., Rudolf Steiner High School, 2230 Pontiac Trail. $25 (family, $50). Reservations required. 663-3633. [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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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]
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 6-9 p.m. 

Taste of Saline: Saline Main Street.

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A great night on the town! Taste of Saline is a celebration of the many talents of Saline area citizens and businesses and provides a unique opportunity to sample culinary treats, while enjoying musicians, artists, and performers from the Saline area. Wander inside our fabulous downtown establishments and be entertained as you experience all the Saline area has to offer. Help determine Saline's Cupcake Bake Off Champion!
Visit www.salinemainstreet.org for ticket sales and information. Free babysitting provided by 5th Corner Teen Center. Event brought to you by Saline Main Street.
Downtown Saline, Saline. $25.00 per person/$40 for two. 734 316-2119. manager@salinemainstreet.org www.salinemainstreet.org
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 6:30-10 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Date Night: Homemade Pasta Feast!.

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Back by popular demand! Bring your special someone and have some fun in the kitchen cooking up this fun HOMEMADE PASTA FEAST! And please feel free to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal. Full participation. Menu: Winter Salad of Baby Arugula, Roasted Beets, Burrata Cheese, Toasted Pistachios, Citrus Segments, and Sherry-Shallot Vinaigrette; Pan-Seared Shrimp and Scallops over Homemade Fettucine in a Lemon-Garlic White Wine Pan Sauce; Simple Haricot Verts with Herb Butter; Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears. Register online up to 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $150/pair. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

Beast Feast: MSV.

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The Chop House
Beast Feast
Friday, March 21, 2014
6:30 pm
Chef Alex Wannemacher's 5-course Wild Game Dinner
The Menu
Appetizer
Wild Boar Sliders with Lingonberry BBQ, Cippolini Onion Jam & Beet Bull's Blood Micro Greens
Soup
Alligator Tortilla Soup with Roasted Corn Chips & Chimichurri Chili Oil
Salad
Smoked Pheasant Confit with Kale, Quinoa, Spiced Cashews and Roasted Butternut Squash
Entrée
Nilgai Antelope Medallions with Forest Mushroom Bread Pudding, Huckleberry Cumberland Sauce, and Sautéed Fiddlehead Ferns
Dessert
Sour Cream Cake with Caramelized Pears & Wild Boar Bacon Caramel, served with Brown Butter Gelato

Space for this event is limited and will sell out quickly. Reserve your space today!
(888) 456-3463 (DINE)
Reservations are required.
Seating is limited.
Credit card is required for the reservation.
$110 per person, tax/gratuity included
Chop House Ann Arbor, 322 S. Main St. (888) 456-3463. info@msventures.net [map]
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 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Mama Bear Women's Classes: Nature Learning Community.

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We gather together around a crackling fire inside a hand-built shelter in the woods. We craft, we sing, we share stories, we learn new skills, we share tea and soup, we celebrate the beauty of nature and explore the themes of women's lives. Limit 6 people. Directions to the shelter given upon registration.
Sunward Cohousing Community in the Forest, 424 Little Lake Drive. $20/session. 734-531-8330. naturelearningcommunity@gmail.com naturelearningcommunity.org [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Mark Webster Reading Series: U-M English Department.

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Readings by U-M creative writing grad students, including poet Lauren Clark and fiction writer Maya West.
7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 615-3710. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Read & Feed Teen Book Club: Dexter District Library.

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This month we will be discussing Divergent by Veronica Ruth. Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to eat pizza, talk about the book and play trivia for chances to win gift cards and books. Registration is required - call 734-426-4477 to register.
Dexter District Library, Dexter. Free. 734-426-4477. cjurich@dexter.lib.mi.us www.dexter.lib.mi.us
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 7 p.m. 

"Around the World": Arbor Figure Skating Club 72nd Annual Melody on Ice.

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Mar. 21 & 22. Performances by more than 200 talented area skaters from tots to seniors. Also, performances by 2010 Olympian Emily Samuelson and the Hockettes synchronized skating teams.
7 p.m. (Mar. 21) & 2 & 7 p.m. (Mar. 22), Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. Tickets $10-$35 (kids age 9 & under and seniors age 65 & over, $5) in advance and at the door. 213-6768. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Around the World": Arbor Figure Skating Club 72nd Annual Melody on Ice.

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Mar. 21 & 22. Performances by more than 200 talented area skaters from tots to seniors. Also, performances by 2010 Olympian Emily Samuelson and the Hockettes synchronized skating teams.
7 p.m. (Mar. 21) & 2 & 7 p.m. (Mar. 22), Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. Tickets $10-$35 (kids age 9 & under and seniors age 65 & over, $5) in advance and at the door. 213-6768. [map]
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 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Kirtan.

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All invited to join a group performance of this traditional devotional call-and-response music based on Hindu Vaishnava texts and the writings of poet-saints. Accompanied by live music based on rhythmic Indian ragas on bass guitar, tabla, and drums.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill St. Free, but donations accepted. 761-7435. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Train & Trolley Watchers.

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Club members give presentations on "The Way Back Machine to 1985" and "Potpourri (2012-2013)."
7:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church blue classroom, 306 N. Division ("just up the hill from the Amtrak station"). Free. 996-8345, 971-8329.
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 7:30 p.m. 

Glenn Burdette: First United Methodist Church.

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This St. James Episcopal Church (Birmingham) music director performs a program of organ masterworks by Bach, Mendelssohn, Dupre, and Vierne.
7:30 p.m., FUMC, 120 S. State. Freewill offering. 662-4536, ext. 0. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"Into the Woods": Greenhills School.

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Mar. 21-23. Emily Wilson-Tobin and Benjamin Cohen direct upper school students in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical, a darkly comic reworking of several Grimm fairy tales. The show features one of Sondheim's most eclectic scores, ranging in style from jazz to vaudeville to rhapsodic ballads and operatic duets and trios.
7:30 p.m. (Mar. 21 & 22) & 2 p.m. (Mar. 23), Greenhills School Campbell Center for the Performing Arts, 850 Greenhills Dr. (off Earhart). Tickets $14 (students & seniors, $12). 769-4010. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"Suite Pairings: All Live Music and Dance": People Dancing.

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Mar. 21 & 22. This accomplished local modern dance company presents a program of works by company and guest choreographers highlighted by Cedar's Edge, a work by People Dancing artistic director Christina Sears-Etter inspired by a visit to Zion National Park that incorporates visual projections and music, and Sensory Integration, U-M dance grad Jillian Hopper's new solo inspired by a personal ritual that features a Joshua Harrison score. Also, other works TBA. All the dances feature live scores performed by local multi-instrumentalist Ken Kozora & friends.
7:30 p.m., The Stone Chalet, 1917 Washtenaw. $18 (students, $13; kids age 13 & under, $10) in advance at brownpapertickets.com/event/558026 and at the door. 368-7573. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"Urinetown": Community High School Ensemble Theater.

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Mar. 20-23. Quinn Strassel directs Community High students in Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis's Tony-winning musical comedy about a city in the midst of a drought so devastating that a malevolent corporation has been able to take control of all the toilet facilities. Romance and chaos intertwine in this sharp satire that takes aim not only at environmental degradation, the sophistries of the legal system, and corporate piracy but at the form of the Broadway musical. Newsday critic Linda Winer calls it "elevated silliness of the highest order that makes a gratifying case for the restorative return to knowing foolishness and the smartly absurd." Cast: Ben Wier, Alexandra Cubero-Matos, Isaac Scobey-Thal, Morgan Harvey, Oren Levin, Oren Steiner, Jacob Johnson, Louis Hochster, Hannah Hesseltine, James Harkey, Ruby Lowenstein, Sofia Kromis, Milo Tucker-Meyer, Briana O'Neal, Eleanor Olson, Liz Roy, and Simon Rutkowski.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 1 p.m. (Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Community High School Craft Theater, 401 N. Division. (Parking available in the lot behind the school, N. Fifth Ave. at Detroit St.) Tickets $12 (students, $8) in advance at showtix4u.com and at the door. 994-2025. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

"The Path: Afterlife": Center of Light Conscious Movie Night.

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(Michael Haebernig, 2007). Documentary about beliefs in life after death and near-death experiences.
8 p.m., Center of LIght, 200 Huronview Blvd. (off N. Main). Free. 330-5048. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

"The Path: Afterlife": Center of Light.

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This trilogy documentary explores theories of soul purpose, consciousness, out of body experiences, paranormal encounters, holistic healing, physics and metaphysics. This film invites people to question their beliefs, to raise the vibrational level of consciousness on a large scale and spread the message that we are all one, we are consciousness. The Path: Afterlife explores the concepts of life after death, near death experiences and personal accounts from an expert panel on their experiences and encounters with what happens to the soul when it leaves the physical body.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Free. 734-330-5048. revselena@centersoflight.org annarbor.centersoflight.org [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Asif Ali Khan Qawwali Ensemble: University Musical Society.

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A Pakistani superstar who can trace his musical ancestry back centuries, Asif Ali Khan is a Qawwali musician whose soaring vocals and remarkable passion and intensity made him the favored protégé of the late Qawwali luminary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Asif leads an ensemble of nine other male musicians-including two harmonium players, a percussionist, and a hand-clapping chorus-in Qawwali, a devotional Sufi music whose lyrics, sung in Urdu, Punjabi, and Farsi, are drawn from texts by medieval Persian mystical poets, Indian saints, and popular Punjabi poets. Asif's mesmerizing vocals range from whispers to feverish, full-throated singing that is both meditative and thrilling.
8 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. $20-$46, in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
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 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Party: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Waltz, cha cha, rumba, swing, tango, and other ballroom dancing to recorded music. Bring food or drinks to share, if you wish. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a salsa lesson.
8-10 p.m., 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $10 ($15 includes lesson; those with March birthdays, free). 644-1485. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Beethoven Sonata Cycle Recital #4: EMU Music Department.

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EMU piano professor Joel Schoenhals presents the 4th in a 4-year series of 8 recitals in the course of which he will perform all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas. Tonight's program covers Op. 26, Op. 27 no. 1 & 2, and Op. 28, the Pastoral.
8 p.m., Pease Auditorium, EMU campus, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.
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 8 p.m. 

Chicago Afrobeat Project: The Yellow Barn.

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This acclaimed Chicago-based world music ensemble blends afrobeat, Afro-Cuban music, funk, jazz, juju music, and rock. The band's album Nyash UP! "is thick with politics and passion, and nearly boiling over with simmering funk," says a Rhapsody.com review. "But while fat, familiar low brass darts in and out, that's filtered through jazz, avant-R&B, lounge and hip-hop."
8 p.m., Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. $15 (Yellow Card or Pink Punch Card holders, free). ouryellowbarn.com. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Clocks in Motion: U-M School of Music.

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This cutting-edge percussion ensemble performs classic percussion works and new works on standard instruments as well as unique instruments built by its members.
8 p.m., U-M Music School McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Nick Gaza: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Mar. 20-22. A veteran guest performer in TV sitcoms, Gaza is a very funny and playfully irreverent stand-up comic who bills himself as "The Laziest Working Man in Show Business," sometimes even performing in PJs. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty. $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $15 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Geri Allen Tribute": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Allen, a world-renowned jazz pianist and Detroit native, leads her trio D3 in a performance. With bassist Robert Hurst and drummer Karriem Riggins.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$35 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Geri Allen Tribute": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Allen, a world-renowned jazz pianist and Detroit native, leads her trio D3 in a performance. With bassist Robert Hurst and drummer Karriem Riggins.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$35 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying": U-M MUSKET.

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Mar. 21-23. Students present Frank Loesser's 1961 musical farce about an ambitious young man who sets out to climb the corporate ladder and quickly rises to the top, taking his faithful secretary along with him. The score includes "A Secretary Is Not a Toy," "I Believe in You," and "Brotherhood of Man."
8 p.m. (Mar. 21 & 22) & 2 p.m. (Mar. 23), Power Center. Tickets $13 (students with ID, $7) in advance at the Michigan League Ticket Office, and at the door. 764-2538. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Music for Lute and Flute": Academy of Early Music.

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Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (San Francisco) flutist Mindy Rosenfeld perform works from their latest CD, Nine Notes That Shook the World, a collection of their favorites that offers, according to Rosenfeld, "a wide cross section of styles, both 'folk and fine,' evocative and expressive of the variety and intensity of human feelings." Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lecture about the program.
8 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Tickets $25 (members, $22; students, $5) in advance at AcademyOfEarlyMusic.org, Nicola's Books (2513 Jackson), & by phone, and at the door. 478-6421.
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 8 p.m. 

"Venus in Fur": Performance Network Professional Season.

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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]
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 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 

"Friday Night Swing (& Blues)": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. Followed at 11:30 p.m. by blues dancing. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by beginning lessons.
9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (students with ID, $3; $1 discount for AACTMAD members) includes lessons. 417-9857. [map]
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