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Friday, January 6, 2017






 
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 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]



 9:30 a.m. 

Cardio & Core: Better Living Fitness Center.

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If you've always wanted a flat stomach, 6-pack abs or just a stronger core, this is the class for you. It combines high-energy music with a core-sculpting routine to give you a toned midsection. Get me some abs!
Non-member walk in rate: $15. Member walk-in rate: $10. Packages available.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. $15 (members, $10) drop-in fee. 734-747-0123. office@betterliving.biz http://betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 10 a.m.-noon 

Writers Unlimited: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Writers are asked to bring printed copies of their short stories, novels, essays, magazine articles, poems or memoirs to class. Fellow writers will offer friendly criticism on all aspects of writing. Joy Rome was Senior Lecturer in Communication Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. This class meets Mondays through August 25th.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $75. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://www.olli-umich.org/ [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 a.m.  Free! 

"Kinderconcert: Music and Motion": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local early childhood educator Gari Stein, director of Music for Little Folks, and Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra bassoonist Christian Green lead kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult) in a program that includes storytelling and dancing to live music. Participants also learn about the instruments. Accompanist is U-M music faculty pianist Kathryn Goodson.
10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 Noon  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. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal demonstrates.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 12:30 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!
Non-member drop in rate is just $15, or become a Better Living Fitness Center member for at little as $39.99/month for four Full Body Fit classes a month. Other memberships also available so you have more opportunities to get fit and have fun with us!
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. 734-747-0123. office@betterliving.biz http://betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 3-7 p.m.  Free! 

Lord Aeck Sargent and U. of Michigan Host Triptychs Exhibit in Ann Arbor: Lord Aeck Sargent.

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Architecture and design firm Lord Aeck Sargent and University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning unite to honor the late Terry Sargent through a retrospective exhibit, "Triptychs."
The exhibit will open with a strolling brunch on Nov. 12, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Liberty Research Annex and will be open to the public daily from 3-7 p.m. through Jan. 6, 2017.
Terry Sargent was an alumnus of Taubman College, where he received his Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning degrees. He went on to become a founding partner of architecture and planning firm Lord Aeck Sargent and served as the firm's Senior Design Principal from 1983 to 2014.
The exhibit will include Terry Sargent's concept sketches, Barbara Ratner's renderings and Jonathan Hillyer's architectural photographs illustrating in evolutionary fashion their work in common on seven different commissions, from initial concepts through built projects.
Liberty Research Annex, 305 W. Liberty St. Free. jennifer@seesparkgo.com [map]



 3-7 p.m. 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
3-7 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [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 p.m.  Free! 

Paul Lewis, "Manual of Section" Lecture: Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Paul Lewis is a Principal at Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL) Architects based in New York City. He is currently an Associate Professor and Associate Dean at Princeton University School of Architecture, where he has taught since 2000. He received a BA from Wesleyan University and a M.Arch from Princeton University. His New York based firm has completed academic, institutional, residential and hospitality projects throughout the United States. LTL received a 2007 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, has received multiple AIA design awards and exhibited in Rising Currents at the Museum of Modern Art. Their recent built work includes Arthouse, a contemporary art center in Austin, Texas; Steeplechase Pier at Coney Island; a new administrative campus for the Claremont University Consortium in Claremont, California; and projects at Cornell University, New York University and Columbia University. The firm's designs and drawings been exhibited around the world, including the U.S. Pavilion at t
A&A Auditorium, Room 2104, 2000 Bonisteel Boulevard. Free. 734-764-1300. jcdallas@umich.edu https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2017/01/06/exhibition-opening-lecture-paul-lewis-manual-section [map]



 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Dances of Universal Peace (Sufi Dancing).

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All invited to join in song, chant, and circle dances in joyous affirmation of the unity of the world's spiritual traditions.
7-9 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill. $5 requested donation. 663-2037. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Festival of Three Kings": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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All invited to a reading of the story of the 3 wise men from the Gospel of Luke and an informal enactment of the story. Cake.
7 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497, (517) 927-3696. [map]


 7:15-8:45 p.m. 

"Bluegrass Skate": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Funky Frosty Friday.

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All invited to skate to classic and contemporary bluegrass. Prizes for best costume.
7:15-8:45 p.m., Buhr Park Ice Rink, 2751 Packard. $6 (youths age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & over, $5). $1 discount for city residents. Skate rentals available ($3). 794-6234. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

20th Annual Crossroads Ceili: The Ark.

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Two evenings of Celtic music, song, and dance featuring Mick Gavin & Family, a veteran Detroit Irish music ensemble led by fiddler (and County Clare native) Gavin, along with Milwaukee-based multi-instrumental virtuoso Randy Gosa, a founding member of the Celtic trio Cé whose musicianship has been praised as "driving, percussive, lyrical, gentle, dominant by turns." Also, and dancers from the Detroit-area Heinzman and O'Hare schools of Irish dance.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 ($30 by reservation only includes dinner entrée at Conor O'Neill's) in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Advanced Study Group: Rudolf Steiner Study Circle of Ann Arbor.

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Dec. 9 & 23, Jan. 6 & 20 All invited to join an ongoing discussion of the Anthroposophic Press collection Esoteric Development: Selected Lectures and Writings from the work of Rudolf Steiner. . Familiarity with Steiner's basic ideas is helpful.
7:30-9 p.m., location TBA. Free. 944-4903.


 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. 

Dan Bennett Quartet.

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Vitalizing jazz featuring Dan Bennett (sax), Justin Walter (trumpet), Nick Collins (drums) and Jeff Marshall (bass)
Rush Street, 314 South Main Street. Donation. No Cover: Show appreciation via the tip jar!. (734) 531-6187. [map]


 8 & 10:30 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]


 8 p.m. 

"Planet D Nonet: A Salute to Strayhorn": Kerrytown Concert House.

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This large award-winning Detroit ensemble, a self-styled "space-age swing band" founded by drummer RJ Spangler and trumpeter James O'Donnell, performs works from their small ensemble PD9's latest album, a collection of works associated with the composer, lyricist, arranger, and pianist Billy Strayhorn, who is best known for his collaborations with Duke Ellington.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Comedic improv by experienced local performers. The 10 p.m. Friday show, "A Pointless Display of Improvised Feats" is devoted to long-form improv.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Tickets $12 (8 p.m.) & $10 (10 p.m.). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

"Friday Night Swing": 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. 11:30 p.m.-1 a.m. is blues dancing. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). 417-9857. [map]





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