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Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 5, 2017






 
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 7 a.m.  Free! 

BNI-Ann Arbor West weekly meeting: BNI Ann Arbor West chapter.

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The BNI Ann Arbor West Chapter meets every Thursday at 242 Community Church, 410 S Maple Rd, Ann Arbor, 48103 (behind Kroger). Meetings are held from 7-8:30 a.m. and visitors are welcome. For more information or a reservation to attend, please call Tom Wright at 734 678 1090.
242 Community Church, 410 S Maple Rd. Free. 734 678 1090. http://a2bni.com/ [map]


 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: SUN SHEN.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Alexis Neuhaus at alexis@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. alexis@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Camp PAWS - Winter Break.

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Are you crazy about animals? Then come and join us for Camp PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving)! This animal-themed camp consists of five fun-filled days that will surely make your tail wag!
Camp PAWS will include:
visits from animal rescue groups
enrichment toy/treat making
daily visits with adoptable animals
humane education lessons
art, games and activities
Through our Camp PAWS program campers will learn how to care for and respect our animal friends. Designed to be both educational and fun, campers will engage in activities that will help to prepare them to become responsible and compassionate future pet owners!
Campers will be responsible for bringing their own lunches each day of camp. HSHV will provide a small snack in the afternoon.
Camp hours are from 9-4pm. After care is available from 4-5pm for an additional fee.. Pre-registration required.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $255. 734-661-3575. http://www.hshv.org/site/Calendar/62709402?view=Detail&id=114179 [map]



 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Holidays": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Dec. 26-Jan. 8. Family-friendly hands-on activities and demonstrations. With live entertainment at 1 p.m. each day, including Yo-Yo Master Zeemo (Dec. 26 & 27), Dreamland Theater (Dec. 28 & 29), "Dan the Creature Man" (Dec. 30 & 31), "Drummunity" (Jan. 1 & 4), "The Music Lady" (Jan. 2 & 3, 11 a.m.), "Ron Loyd, the Bubble Man" (Jan. 5 & 6), and "Professor Ray's Everyday Science" experiments with vibrations (Jan. 7 & 8).
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Mon.-Sat., except Dec. 31), noon-4 p.m. (Sun., except Jan. 1), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Dec. 31), & noon-5 p.m. (Jan. 1), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $12 (members & infants, free) regular museum admission. 995-5439. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"The Future of Transportation: Don't Turn in Your Car Keys Yet!": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs. Jan. 5-Feb. 9. A series of 6 weekly lectures TBA by different U-M and guest scholars.

Jan. 5: Former GM vice-president of research, development, and planning Larry Burns, author of Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Mobility for the 21st Century, discusses "Transforming Mobility: The Signal in the Noise."

Jan. 12: U-M Transportation Institute SMART managing director Susan Zielinski on "The New World of Transportation: Connected, Multi-Modal, and Information-Technology Enabled."

Jan. 19: U-M mechanical engineering professor Huei Peng on "Automated and Connected Vehicles: History, Development, M-City, an the Future."

Jan. 26: U-M electrical engineering and computer science professor and Toyota Research Institute autonomous driving development codirector Edwin Olsen on "Safety of Autonomus Vehicles: Technology and Policy."

Feb. 2: U-M urban planning professor Jonathan Levine on "Smart Policies, Smart Transportation: Impacts on Urban/Suburban/Rural Life."

Feb. 9: Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan CEO Michael Ford on "The Future of Mass Transit in Southeast Michigan: Where Do We Go from Here?."



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10-11:30 a.m., Rave Cinema, 4100 Carpenter. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

School of Inner Cultivation and Healing: SUN SHEN.

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Tai-Chi Master Sang Kim is teaching the SUN SHEN Internal Cultivation and Healing System in an intimate hands-on format. This System is an integrated approach which incorporates Spiritual Counseling, Tai-Chi and energy cultivation and healing to resolve physical, emotional and spiritual problems. Students have the opportunity to be professionally certified in this comprehensive, effective healing modality. More importantly, this class is designed to support life changing personal transformations. Students report more passion and peace from resolving issues in their schedules, relationships, and more. Weekly support from the community of students, and giving and receiving healing work provides an incubator for growth. The influence of this lineage Healing System is vast and deep. Course enrollment is offered on an ongoing basis. Course schedule: Thursdays 10:30-12:30pm and Fridays 3:15-5:30pm. Please contact Alexis Neuhaus at 734-845-9786 or alexis@sunshen.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $300/month. 734-845-9786. alexis@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Winter Storytime: Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs. (Jan. 5-Feb. 9. CDL youth librarians present a program of stories, songs, fingerplays, and craft activities for kids ages 2-6 accompanied by a caregiver.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by area musicians and a snowflake making workshop with longtime paper snowflake artist (and U-M physician) Thomas Clark (Jan. 5). Jan. 12: Flutist Melissa-Kay Grey and pianist Naki Kripfgans perform works inspired by bird songs, such as Messiaen's Le Merle Noir, Popp's Nightingale Serenade, and Shalumit Ran's Birds of Paradise. Jan. 19: Jazz piano by the Bob Sweet Trio. Jan. 26: Folk music by Harmony Bones.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing From Your Imagination": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local street artist David Zinn, creator of the Singing in the Rain mural on S. Fifth Ave., offers adults and teens in grade 6 & up a hands-on introduction to illustration techniques using colored pencils
1-2 p.m., AADL Secret Lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Felt Animal Masks": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for kids in grades 1-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Concerto Competition Finals: U-M School of Music.

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Jan. 4 & 5. Performances by undergraduate (Jan. 4) and graduate (Jan. 5) music students.
4 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 4, 6:45, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Manchester by the Sea": Michigan Theater.

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(Kenneth Lonergan, 2016). An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.
Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:15, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Jackie": Michigan Theater.

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(Pablo Larraín, 2016). Biopic that stars Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in the wake of JFK's assassination
Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"La La Land": Michigan Theater.

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(Damiel Chazelle, 2016). Musical comedy about a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in L.A. Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

Full Body Fit: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Full-Body FIT workout is a full-body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine with customization to your fitness level. All ages & fitness levels welcome!
Walk in non-member price: $15, OR join for as little as $39.99 a month for one Full Body Fit class a week.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. $15 drop-in fee. 734-747-0123. office@betterliving.biz http://betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Think Like an Actor, Speak Like a Pro: Ann Arbor Association for Talent Development.

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Whether you're conveying difficult or complex information to a potential client, facilitating a training, or speaking to a group from the behind a lecture at a professional conference, you are continuously presenting ideas and information. No matter the speaking scenario, the pressure to present in a clear, confident and engaging manner is undeniable.
You'll learn and practice foundational principles that will strengthen your ability to effectively create and deliver a presentation. And you'll take away theatre-based presentation techniques that will help ignite what Eleni Kelakos calls your Transformational Presence, so you can bring your most genuine and engaging self to the speaking platform.
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI. Chapter members = $20 Student members = $15 Non-member guests = $40. info@a2atd.org a2atd.org [map]



 5:30 p.m. 

Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Challenging yoga workout that links breath with movement to create a dynamic flow of postures. This class will move quickly and is best suited for those with a strong yoga practice.
Drop in, non-member rate: $15. Packages and discounts for Better Living Fitness Center members available.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. $15 drop-in fee. 734-747-0123. office@betterliving.biz http://betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 6 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Fri., except Jan. 1. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using modern constructed (Mon.), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), standard constructed (Thurs.), and booster draft (Fri. & Sun.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Fri. & Sun.).
6 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.) & noon (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun. & Fri., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

MiABLE Discussion for Youth and Their Parents: Children's Special Health Care Services and Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living.

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Thursday, January 5th we will be holding a presentation with a question and answer session on the new MiABLE Savings Account that is designed for families of youth with disabilities to help them save money without losing certain benefits.
The event is co-sponsored by Washtenaw County Public Health's Children's Special Health Care Services and the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living.

This event is free and will be held at the AACIL offices located at 3941 Research Park Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday January 5th. Please RSVP with a number of attendees to Cynthia Barcome at barcomec@ewashtenaw.org or to 734-544-6874 by Wednesday, January 4th.
More information can be found at our website listed below.
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, 3941 Research Park Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. barcomec@ewashtenaw.org http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/public_health/news/2016-news-items/youth-in-transition-to-adulthood-support-group [map]


 6:30-8:15 p.m  Free! 

Tin Pan Alley and Early Jazz: Front Porch Swing.

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Acoustic trio playing Tin Pan Alley and early jazz and blues on piano, cello, guitar, banjo and ukulele. 6:30 to 8:00.
Silvio's Organic Pizza, 715 North University. Free. eshild1@gmail.com [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Great Stories in Music": Dexter District Library.

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Performance by Double Play, the Farmington Hills duo of flutist Amy Ridings and tubaist Patrick Sciannella. Tonight they perform their own arrangements of music from Baroque to Broadway.
6:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration requested. 426-4477. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Great Stories in Music": Dexter District Library.

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Performance by Double Play, the Farmington Hills duo of flutist Amy Ridings and tubaist Patrick Sciannella. Tonight they perform their own arrangements of music from Baroque to Broadway.
6:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration requested. 426-4477. [map]


 7 p.m. 

ACBL Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. No partner required.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $7. 761-6691. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs., except. Jan. 1. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m.-close (usually midnight), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Form: SUN SHEN.

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In this class, you will build a solid foundation in Tai-Chi principles in an intimate setting, with guidance and personal adjustment in the SUN SHEN 35 Form from accomplished instructors. As you learn the sequence and details of the Form, you will experience the calm, effortless power that comes from relaxed focus. Classes are held Monday at 6pm, and Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Contact Alexis Neuhaus at alexis@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. 734-845-9786. alexis@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 7 p.m. 

Euchre Night: Out Loud Chorus Fund-Raiser.

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All invited to compete in a euchre tournament. No partner necessary; cash prizes for overall winner and loser.
7-9 p.m., Bona Sera, 200 W. Michigan, Ypsilanti. $10. 973-6084, 663-0036. [map]


 7-8 p.m. 

Tango 101: Robin Hills Farm.

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Argentine Tango is a beautiful vehicle for expression and connection. In "Tango 101," Sophia and José will teach the fundamentals of Argentine Tango, giving students the tools to connect with their partners, to walk with both grace and intensity, as well as to improvise to the music.
This class is open to all levels- no partner or experience necessary! Tuition: $50 per person (for 6-week course).
Rough syllabus for 'Tango 101':
1st week (Jan 5th) - Walking and Connection
2nd week (Jan 12th) - How to Do 'Back Ochos'
3rd week (Jan 19th) - Forward/Back Ochos
4th week (Jan 26th) - The Cross
5th week (Feb 2nd) - Ocho Cortado
6th week (Feb 9th) - Turns to the Right
Robin Hills Farm, 20390 M-52, Chelsea. $50. 7348348496. ben.w@robinhillsfarm.com https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tango-101-tickets-28809491966 [map]



 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"3-D Printing: The Printrbot": Ann Arbor District Library.

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AADL staff show adults and kids in grade 6 & up how use the Printrbot 3-D printer.
7-8:30 p.m. (Thurs.) & 10-11:30 a.m. (Sat), AADL secret lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Lego Skyline London and Chicago": Barnes & Noble.

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All adults and teens age 14 & up invited to help build the store's new Lego in-store display and then build something with Lego Architecture Studio bricks.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. Reservations required. 973-0846. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Princess Mononoke: 20th Anniversary": Fathom Events.

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Jan. 5 & 9. Subtitled (Jan. 5) and dubbed (Jan. 9) screenings of Hayao Miyazaki's 1997 complex anime fantasy adventure. Set in Japan's Iron Age, the epic details a siege by samurai and forest gods of a remote village populated by society's outcasts. With a screening of "On Your Mark," a 1995 music video directed by Miyazaki that has never been released in North America.
7 p.m. (Jan. 5) & time TBA (Jan. 9), Rave, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50 in advance at fathomevents.com & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs. (except Dec. 22 & 29), Sept.-May. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
7:30-9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. facebook.com/DetroitIMA. contact@detroitirishmusic.org. 255-5310. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Love Story, the Musical": Ann Arbor Musical Theater Works.

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Jan. 5-8 & 12-15. Musical LOVE STORY, smash London West End hit musical, Michigan premier. 9-member cast and 4 piece orchestra, based on the Erich Segal novel and movie of the same name from the 60's about a young couple that meet in college and meet obstacles in their love relationship, including ultimately a fatal illness. 8 Performances. The Jan 12th performance is a benefit for the UM Mott Children's Hospital Leukemia Research programs.
Tickets at https://squareup.com/market/aa-musical-theater-works
CCC Stage, 1600 Pauline, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $25 & $50. 734-546-5087. MusicalTheaterWorks@gmail.com AnnArborMusicalTheaterWorks@gmail.com [map]



 8 p.m. 

Mike Stanley: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Jan. 5-7. Chicago-based observational comic, originally from the Detroit area, who is known for his snappy, energetic delivery and a sharp wit that's alternately impudent and poetically suggestive. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $9 (Thurs.) & $12 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $11 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]





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