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Calendar of Events

Sunday, March 30, 2014






 
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 9 a.m. 

Basic Yoga.

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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]
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 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 

"Mystical Communion and Satsang": Center of Light.

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Mother Clare Watts, visiting from Santa Fe, will lead our Sunday Service. We begin with a half hour of meditation, followed by an inspiring and relevant sermon given by Mother Clare, and ending with the gift of mystical communion. Then join us for a light brunch and an opportunity to experience the wisdom and love of Mother Clare, talk about the sermon and readings, and ask any spiritual questions that are on your heart.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. 734-330-5048. revselena@centersoflight.org annarbor.centersoflight.org [map]
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 10 a.m.-late evening 

52nd Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Mar. 25-30. The oldest and one of the most prestigious film festivals in North America features 6 days of film screenings, panel discussions, and parties that culminate in screenings of the award-winning films on Mar. 30. The competition showcases new experimental and independent 16-mm, 35-mm, and digital films and videos in a wide range of genres.

Mar. 30: A stop action animation workshop (2435 North Quad, 105 S. State). FREE, 10 a.m.-noon. "It for Others: Film in Competition" (11 a.m.), Duncan Campbell's film that uses Chris Marker and Alain Resnais's 1953 film Les Statues Meurent aussi ("Statues also Die") to explore the ideas of cultural imperialism and commodity. Preceded by a screening of Les Statues Meurent aussi. "Thom Andersen: Reconvers„o" (1 p.m.), a screening of Andersen's 2012 film, a combination travelogue and architectural study, with Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. Appearance by Andersen. "Films in Competition 11" (1:15 p.m.), new experimental and documentary films, featuring Deborah Stratman's Hacked Circuit, about sound artists at work on the Foley process of adding everyday ambient sounds to a film. "The Forgotten Space" (UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State), NoŽl Burch and Allan Sekula's documentary that follows a shipping container along the international supply chain. FREE, 2 p.m. "Purgatorio: Feature in Competition" (3:15 p.m.), Rodrigo Reyes's provocative film that reimagines the Mexico-U.S. border as a mythical place comparable to Dante's purgatory. "Award Program 1" (6 p.m.). "Award Program 2" (8:15 p.m.). Followed by an after party (10 p.m.-1 a.m.) at the Alley Bar.

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Various times, Michigan Theater (unless otherwise noted). Tickets: $95 (members, students, & seniors, $80) for the entire festival & $55 (members, students, & seniors, $45) for weekend passes in advance at aafilmfest.org, and $9 (students, seniors, & members, $7; midnight movies, $6) per evening show at the door. 995-5356. [map]
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 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Drop-in Luminary Workshops: Workantile/FestiFools.

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Every Sun. Local artists show how to make a lantern to carry in the FoolMoon processionals on Apr. 4. Materials provided.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Workantile, 118 S. Main. $10 suggested donation. 763-7550. [map]
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 10 & 11 a.m. and noon 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Feb. 28-Mar. 22. Naturalist Mark Irish discusses the history of maple sugaring and lead a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. Also, a pancake and sausage breakfast ($5; kids, $3.50), 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Note: Programs originally scheduled for the last weekend in Feb. and the 1st weekend in March had to be scheduled because the weather was too cold for the sap to run.
10 & 11 a.m. and noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3). Preregistration required. $5 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]
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 10 & 11 a.m. and noon 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Feb. 28-Mar. 22. Naturalist Mark Irish discusses the history of maple sugaring and lead a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. Also, a pancake and sausage breakfast ($5; kids, $3.50), 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Note: Programs originally scheduled for the last weekend in Feb. and the 1st weekend in March had to be scheduled because the weather was too cold for the sap to run.
10 & 11 a.m. and noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3). Preregistration required. $5 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]
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 10:30 a.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. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
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 11 a.m. 

Beads, Buttons, and Pendants: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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In this class you'll learn how to design and create pendants, beads, and buttons from ceramic clay and how to make jewelry from them. When you leave this class, you will have created a necklace or a complete set of buttons to take home with you, as well as a supply of beads and buttons for future projects. If you are new to clay, this class is designed for you, whether you have prior jewelry-making experience or not. The class runs from March 30, 2014, to May 4, 2014. The fee includes the 6-week class, materials, and studio time. Instructor Jeanine Center is an experienced jewelry designer and maker, with work published in leading jewelry-making publications. For details and to register, visit the Your Studio Gallery web site at youristpottery.com
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. $184. 734-662-4914. kay@youristpottery.com youristpottery.com [map]
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 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot. Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.
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 Afternoon time TBA  Free! 

"One Year Anniversary Weekend": Literati Bookstore.

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Mar. 28-30. A weekend of readings to celebrate Literati's first year in business. For updated schedule, see literatibookstore.com. Mar. 30: readings by local poets Keith Taylor and Ray McDaniel. Updated schedule available at literatibookstore.com.
Times TBA, Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
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 Noon 

22nd Annual Bowl for Kids' Sake: Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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When you participate in Bowl for Kids' Sake, you have the power to Start Something for a child today. Every dollar raised from Bowl for Kids' Sake is used to carry out the work of carefully matching children with caring adult mentors and providing ongoing support to the child, volunteer mentor and child's family.
Colonial Lanes, 1950 S. Industrial. Donation. $75. 734-975-0933. jennifer.degregorio@bbbswashtenaw.org www.a2bowlforkidssake.org [map]
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 Noon-4 p.m. 

Flea Market: Ann Arbor City Club.

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Mar. 29 & 30. Antiques, collectibles, jewelry, art, books, housewares, CDs, vintage linens, holiday items, and more. The Boutique Chocolat offers homemade cookies, cakes, candies, and other chocolate treats.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Mar. 29) & noon-4 p.m. (Mar. 30), AACC, 1830 Washtenaw. Free admission. All items half off on Sun. 662-3279. [map]
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 Noon 

ScienceFest: NanoDays.

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It's time for "The Biggest Event for the Smallest Science!" We are partnering with the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) and local organizations to bring you a fantastic weekend of nanoscience! We will explore capillary action and non-Newtonian fluids, investigate new nano products and materials, and imagine what society might be like if we all wore invisibility cloaks! Activities are included in admission and run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and 12-4 p.m. on Sunday.
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 [map]
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 1-4 p.m. 

Tour: Kempf House Museum.

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Guided tours of this restored 19th-century Greek Revival home, named for the family of German American musicians who occupied it at the turn of the 19th century.
1-4 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations accepted. 994-4898. [map]
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 1 p.m. 

U-M Baseball vs. Iowa.

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Mar. 28-30. The U-M opens its Big Ten season with a 4-game series that includes a Saturday doubleheader.
4 p.m. (Mar. 28), 2 p.m. (Mar. 29), & 1 p.m. (Mar. 30), Ray Fisher Stadium. $5 (youths age 12 & under, $3; U-M students, free). 764-0247.
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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Every Sun. Docents lead tours of the UMMA collection, with themes based on their interests.
1 p.m. UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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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.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 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.

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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]
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 2 p.m. 

Honk Jr.: Ann Arbor Open School.

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Ann Arbor Open School presents Honk Jr! Please come see an amazing cast of students from grade K-8 perform the musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling.
Mack School, 920 Miller Avenue. aaohonkjr@gmail.com [map]
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 2 p.m. 

Randazzo Dance Company.

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Mar. 28-30. Professional and student dancers perform works to live music by internationally recognized Finnish-born cellist Katri Ervamaa and award-winning local jazz pianist Rick Roe. Emcee is Curt Waugh. The program is highlighted by Bach's Ballet Suite in C and the Sole Full of Rhythm tap ensemble performance of its show "Wingin' It."
7 p.m. (Mar. 28 & 29), 4 p.m. (Mar. 29), & 2 p.m. (Mar. 30), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 in advance at randazzodancecompany.com; $22 at the door. 477-9350. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

Randazzo Dance Company.

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Mar. 28-30. Professional and student dancers perform works to live music by internationally recognized Finnish-born cellist Katri Ervamaa and award-winning local jazz pianist Rick Roe. Emcee is Curt Waugh. The program is highlighted by Bach's Ballet Suite in C and the Sole Full of Rhythm tap ensemble performance of its show "Wingin' It."
7 p.m. (Mar. 28 & 29), 4 p.m. (Mar. 29), & 2 p.m. (Mar. 30), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 in advance at randazzodancecompany.com; $20 at the door. 477-9350. [map]
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 2-3 p.m. 

Spring Nature Programs: Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Mar. 8 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.): "Maple Sugar Festival." Following a screening of the film Maple Sugar Farmer, WNHA naturalists explains do-it-yourself maple syrup-making techniques and lead a short walk to show how to identify maple syrup trees and demonstrate tree-tapping techniques. Also a pancake breakfast with maple syrup ($6), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 31, 1700 Ridge Rd.

Mar. 16 (2-3 p.m.): "Michigan's Rattler." DNR wildlife biologist Kristin Bissell displays a live massasauga rattlesnake and discusses its biology, habitat, and behaviors.

Mar. 23 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Build Your Own Telescope." Local astronomy buff Meg Gower helps participants make their own telescope. Materials fee: $8.

Mar. 30 (2-3 p.m.): "Live from Australia." Representatives from the local Creature Conservancy display and discuss some of their collection of wild animals from Australia, including a kangaroo, a wallaby, and a kookaburra.

Apr. 6 (2-3 p.m.): "Life in a Beehive." Beekeeper Jane Levy presents a hands-on introduction to how bees work together to build a hive and make honey. Kids have a chance to wear a beekeeper's suit. Aimed at adults & youth age 6 & up.

Apr. 12 (8-9:30 p.m.): "Night of the Amphibians." WNHA naturalist Tom Hodgson discusses and displays live frogs, toads, and salamanders and leads a night walk to a nearby spring pond to look and listen for them. Bring a flashlight, dress for the weather, and be prepared to get your feet wet.

May 3 (10 a.m. and 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.): "Faerie House." All invited to design and construct a fairie or gnome home using a large array of natural materials. Kids must be accompanied by a parent. Space limited; preregistration required. $10.

May 11 (1:30-3 p.m.): "Incredible Edibles." WNHA wild foods expert Tom Jameson leads a 90-minute hike to learn about edible wild plants available locally and then prepares some wild food dishes (with recipes) to sample.

May 18 (2-3 p.m.): "Michigan Mammals." Howell Nature Center Wild Wonders Wildlife Park staff display and discuss the characteristics of several of its Michigan wild mammals.

June 1 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Rockhound Basics." Geologist Larry Bean leads rockhounds to a closed gravel pit to learn about rocks and minerals you can find there and what they reveal about ancient Michigan.

June 8 (2-3 p.m.): "Nature's Tank: The Turtle." WNHA naturalist Tom Hodgson shows some live turtles and discusses their biology and life cycles, and what to do when you encounter them in the wild.

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Various times, Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot (except as noted), Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), Chelsea. $2 (families, $5) except as noted. The Maple Sugar Festival is free. Space limited; preregistration required. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.
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 2 p.m. 

"Confessions of the Easter Bunny": Emergent Arts.

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Mar. 26-30 and Apr. 3-6. Local actors present a staged reading of local playwright Tim Henning's new play about the Easter Bunny. Jaded and tired from centuries of producing Easter eggs and suffering from an addiction to exotic greens, he seeks meaning and a new sense of purpose.
8 p.m., (Mar. 26 & Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Mix Studio Theater, 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $12 (seniors & students, $10) in advance at emergentarts.com, & at the door. 985-0875. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Design + Architecture": UMMA.

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Docent-guided tour of the new Design Gallery and the current exhibition of architectural designs by Michigan architect David Osler.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 2-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Festive FoolMoon Illuminated Streamers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to make a streamer with sewn-on LED lights to wave around at the annual downtown FoolMoon party on Apr. 4.
2-4:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Get Ready Robots": Ann Arbor District Library Bright Nights Community Forum.

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All adults and youth in grade K & up invited to make a robot costume for the annual Festifools parade down Main Street on April 6.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Health-Smart and Wallet-Wise": Saline District Library.

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Local food blogger Lisa Howard discusses how to make affordable, healthy, and gourmet meals.
2-3:30 p.m., SDL Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]
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 2-3:30 p.m. 

"Living Yoga: On and Off the Mat": Chelsea District Library.

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Mar. 19, Mar. 23, 26, & 30; Apr. 2 & 6. Local yoga instructor Sue Whitmarsh leads a meditation followed by a 45-minute Slow Flow yoga practice.
2-3:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Wed.), CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"The Magic Flute": U-M Opera Theatre Department.

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Mar. 27-30. U-M theatre professor Kay Walker Castaldo directs U-M opera students in Mozart's beloved "opera fantaisie." At once a love story, a whimsical comedy, and an adventure filled with sinister deceptions, The Magic Flute is above all an unsurpassed celebration, by turns jubilant and unsettlingly haunting, of the power of music. Sung in German, English supertitles; the dialogue is in English. Martin Katz conducts the U-M Symphony Orchestra.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Mendelssohn Theater. Tickets $22 & $28 (students, $10) at the Michigan League in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]
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 2 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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 3 p.m.  Free! 

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

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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]
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 3:30-5 p.m. 

Weekend Drop in and Play!: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Drop in and enjoy playing with your little one(s) (ages 6 months - 3 years welcome) in our cheerful safe play space. We will have lots of toys for all ages to play with. There's a slide, kitchen, ride-on toys and tons of other options. We'll also try setting up our new bounce house, so your young toddler can bounce without all the big kids around!
Give Mom a break, give Dad a break, or come as a family to enjoy time together!
Lamaze Family Center Ann ArborF, 2855 Boardwalk. $5 per child. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Boychoir of Ann Arbor: St. James Episcopal Church.

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Boychoir founder Tom Strode directs this acclaimed choir of boys ages 8-18 in a program sampling many styles of the choral repertoire, from the John Rutter anthems "For the beauty of the earth" and "O clap your hands" to "Hope for Resolution," a European chant melody setting of a South African freedom song. Also, Gwyneth Walker's imaginative setting of the spiritual "Deep River" and English composer Gerald Finzi's "M spirit sang all day," along with a performance by the Boychoir's Young Men's Ensemble (ages 13-18).
4 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 3279 Broad St., Dexter. Freewill offering. 426-8247. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Michael Burkhardt: EMU Music Department.

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This EMU music professor performs organ works by Bach, Franck, and Vierne.
4 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-7064.
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Paradigm Shift: First Baptist Church Coffee Break Concert Series.

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This U-M music student chamber orchestra is joined by U-M string professor Aaron Berofsky for a performance of Mozart's Violin Concerto no. 5. Also, John Adams' Shaker Loops, a sonic meditation on the landscape of the American Southwest. Refreshments.
4 p.m. First Baptist Church, 517 E. Washington. Free. 663-9376. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Euphonium and Tuba Ensemble: U-M School of Music.

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Fritz Kaenzig conducts this music student ensemble in Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 and other works.
4 p.m., U-M Music School McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 4 p.m. 

Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: University Musical Society.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer-trumpeter Marsalis leads the orchestra-widely regarded as the finest large jazz ensemble playing today-in a program of Duke Ellington compositions and historic jazz from Detroit and New Orleans. "One rarely hears this music played with such technical brilliance, stylistic authenticity and tonal sheen," writes a Chicago Tribune reviewer. Followed at 6 p.m. by the Ford Honors Gala (Michigan League, $85 includes performance and gala) with a dinner and reception honoring Marsalis and members of the JLCO.
4 p.m., Hill Auditorium. $14-$66, in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
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 5 p.m. 

Homegrown Local Food Summit: Slow Food Huron Valley.

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The Local Food Summit brings together individuals to cross-pollinate and jumpstart ideas that will create a strong, healthy food system of the future. This year, the conference-style gathering is themed "Many Cultures, One Movement." The event will focus on sharing our food cultures, along with perspectives, and experiences to unite participants around the local food movement and develop our capacity for systemic change. Featuring: dynamic speakers Grace Lee Boggs and Joshua Farley, structured and open format breakout sessions, and scrumptious local food.
A community event - the Good Food Potluck & Film - will precede the Summit on Sunday, March 30th at 5pm. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish to share and a well-loved recipe. These treats will be shared as the first-ever Local Food Summit Cookbook. A screening of the award winning documentary film "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs" will conclude the evening.
Register at localfoodsummit.org
Morris J Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Dr, Ypsilanti. $40. 734-926-5678. info@localfoodsummit.org www.localfoodsummit.org [map]
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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm. 717-1569. [map]
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 6:45 p.m. 

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression.

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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. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Laughter Yoga Circle: Ann Arbor Laughs.

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Join us for a 1/2 hour of laughing for no reason except to your health. Laughter yoga uses exercises to simply laugh, stretch and breathe for positive well-being. Laughter circle plays off everyone attending so we need your joyous spirit. Set yourself in a positive happy state to conquer the week ahead. We'll laugh weekly from 7:00-7:30pm on Sunday nights at the Yellow Barn, 416 West Huron, Ann Arbor, MI. Suggested $5 donation to the Yellow Barn.
The Yellow Barn, 416 West Huron. Donation. 734-368-5237. diane82103@yahoo.com [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Chamber Players.

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This ad hoc ensemble of U-M faculty performs Berg's Adagio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano; U-M piano professor Kristin Kuster's Sweet Poison, Britten's Canticle, Schubert's Auf dem Strom, Kovler's Wa-Edah Ma, and Puts's And Legions Will Rise.
7 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Voxtropolis Grand Opening: Voxtropolis Ann Arbor.

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Voxtropolis-"city of voices"-is a global movement that showcases artists while raising awareness and funding for non-profits. With locations in more than a dozen cities around the world including Johannesburg, Edinburgh, Toronto, and Miami, the inaugural Ann Arbor event will feature the music of Betsy King, Vincent Colbert, Spencer Michaud, and 
Bill Clark & Friends. It will also showcase the visual artistry of Laurie Clark, Ilana Houten, 
Marty Lewis, 
Joan Newberry, 
Kirsten Sambrook, 
Breanne Sherwood, and
Laura Wartel. Proceeds will go to the international work of the Al Abrigo De Dios orphanage in Cuernavaca, Mexico and the local efforts of Food Gatherers. Tickets are $10 at the door or can be reserved via a2@voxtropolis.com.
Babs' Underground Lounge, 213 S. Ashley. $10. 734.926.8242. a2@voxtropolis.com www.voxtropolis.com/a2 [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Noah Gunderson: The Ark.

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Seattle pop-folk singer-songwriter whose recent solo debut, Ledges, is a collection of songs that-in a manner reminiscent of Leonard Cohen-commingle the sensual and the sexual with the spiritual. Opening act is Doug Paisley, an alt-country singer-songwriter from Toronto.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $12 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 8-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Poetry Slam.

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Every Sun.All poets invited to compete in a poetry slam judged by a randomly chosen panel from the audience. Participants compete for points to qualify for an April 5 Slam-Off to determine the team that will represent Ann Arbor held in the National Poetry Slam on Oakland (CA) next August. The program begins with a brief poetry open mike and (usually) a short set by a featured poet.
8-11 p.m. (sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m.), Silvio's, 715 North University. $5 suggested donation. 985-0736. [map]
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 9 p.m.  Free! 

"Doing White Nights".

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Doing White Nights is an original play written by, produced, and starring University of Michigan students.
The play tells the story of two best friends from college, Mike and Aaron. On a major road trip their car breaks down in an Ohio cornfield. Mike, recently released from the mental hospital, has run out of his medication. Out in the cold with no food, help, or medicine, Mike begins to struggle with his inner demons in ways he has never had to before. He relives the pivotal episodes in his life that brought him to this point. Aaron, a devoted best friend who believes in Mike, tries to stay positive while struggling with his feelings toward Mike. These two story lines build to a climax in which the bonds of friendship and love that tie young men together are tested to their limit.
Doing White Nights combines elements of theatre, improvisational comedy, music, and dance.
The Yellow Barn, 416 West Huron Street. Free. 818-469-6570. axelrad@umich.edu [map]
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