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Calendar of Events

Saturday, January 14, 2017






 
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 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Dexter Winter Marketplace.

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A farmers market with arts & crafts, jewelry, bread and baked goods, fresh produce, eggs, cheese, meats, and more. With live entertainment at 11 a.m. by the bluegrass and gospel band Southern Echoes (Nov. 26 & Jan. 28), the eclectic local duo Full Circles (Dec. 10 & Feb. 11), the longtime local band the MacDonald Brothers (Jan. 14), reunion of the early 80s Dexter rock band Nucleus (Dec. 31), area jazz-inflected Christian pop-folk ensemble From Grace (Feb. 25), and a duo of Bruce Sagan and Brad Battey (Mar. 11).
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free admission. dexerwintermarketplace@gmail.com, 834-3229. [map]


 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

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Jan. 14 & 21. All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Youth ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Arb Reader Center (Jan. 14), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (Jan. 21), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email. tgriffit@umich.edu, 647-8528. [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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Jan. 14 & 15. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $4. (517) 605-0624. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

Book Sale: Friends of the Saline District Library.

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Sale of used books & other items.
10 a.m.-noon, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. $5 for a bag of books; 2nd bag free. 429-5450. [map]


 10 a.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 rate: $15 for non-members. OR Join Better Living Fitness Center for as little as $39.99 a month for at least four Full Body Fits every month. Other memberships, classes, and packages available.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. 734-747-0123. office@betterliving.biz http://betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 10-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. & Wed. Stories and songs for kids age 2 & up (accompanied by an adult). Note: These storytimes are also offered at the Traverwood (Tues., 11-11:30 a.m.; Wed., 6-6:30 p.m.; & Thurs., 10-10:30 a.m.), Malletts Creek (Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.), Pittsfield (Thurs. 7-7:30 p.m. & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.), and Westgate (Mon. 11-11:30 a.m., Wed. 1-1:30 p.m., & Fri. 10.-10:30 a.m.) branches.
10-10:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 11-11:30 a.m. (Wed.), AADL youth department story room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 10 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. 

Princess Day: Tecumseh Center for the Arts.

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Come on over to the TCA and celebrate the little princesses in your life. Princesses are encouraged to come dressed up in their own gowns while enjoying some royal treatment as they travel to stations throughout the theater including crafts, snacks, story time, games, gifts, hair and makeup. Princesses will also have the opportunity to meet a very special fairy tale character and have their photograph taken with them. We hope you will "be our guest" at this year's Princess Day Event.
Tickets are $25 each (includes 1 Princess & 1 Adult)
Additional Princesses are $10 each
Additional Adults are $5 each
The Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N. Maumee St., Tecumseh, MI 49286, Tecumseh. $25. 517.423.6617. boxoffice@tca.org www.TheTCA.org [map]



 10-11:30 a.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]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Saturday for Art": U-M Stamps School of Art & Design.

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Every Sat., beginning Jan. 7. All invited to make art in various styles. Jan. activities TBA at facebook.com/SaturdayForArt.
10 a.m.-noon, U-M Art + Architecture Bldg. (rm. 2062), 2000 Bonisteel. Free. saturdayforart@umich.edu, 277-0544. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Jan. 14 & 15. Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live animals. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. This month's featured critters are mammals. Note: Saturday's program includes a midday "Animal Naptime" break.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM Michigan Nature Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $12 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Disney Junior at the Movies: Mickey's Big Celebration": Fathom Events.

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Premiere of the new Mickey Mouse series, Mickey and the Roadster Racers.
Rave, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50 (kids, $9.50) in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 10:30 a.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. 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]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Remote-Controlled Car Racing: Washtenaw RC Raceway.

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One of the largest regular gatherings of RC racers in the country features off-road dirt-track racing for stock and modified model electric trucks and buggies. Spectators welcome. Food concessions.
10:30 a.m.-midnight, Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Doors open at 8 a.m. Free admission. $16 to race ($8 to rent a car, if available). (517) 960-5252. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Ruff": Spinning Dot Theatre.

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Spinning Dot associate artistic director Kelly Joyce Fielder performs her short, interactive one-woman show about a dog and a stranded sailor's magical adventure. The program begins and ends with activities for audience members. Geared toward kids age 5 & under.
10:30 a.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Tickets $10 (kids, $5). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30-10:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM Green Room (lower level), 220 E. Ann. $12 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 11 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 drop in rate just $15; Better Living Fitness Center member drop in rate: $10. Packages available.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. 734-747-0123. office@betterliving.biz http://betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. except Dec. 24. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Linda Zimmer reads seasonal stories for kids age 6 & under.
6 p.m. (Tues.) & 11 a.m. (Sat.), Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [map]


 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Art Studio: Making African Masks": UMMA.

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Families with kids age 6 & up invited to create art inspired by the current exhibit Traces: Reconstructing the History of a Chokwe Mask as well as other masks in the UMMA collection. Local artist Susan Clinthorne is on hand to offer guidance.
11 a.m. & 2 p.m., UMMA Multipurpose Rm., 525 S. State. Free; preregistration required via email (include date & title of program in the subject line and indicate which session and number of adults & children in your group). umma-program-registration@umich.edu; 764-0395. [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Hunting Mammoths and Mastodons": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. through Dec. 11 and beginning again Jan. 7. Hands-on 20-minute interactive demo exploring exploring some of the evidence of mastodon and mammoth hunting by people who lived in Michigan between 10 and 15 thousand years ago. Also, info about the recent Bristle mammoth find on a Chelsea farm. Geared toward adults and kids age 5 & up.
3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) & 11 a.m. (Sat.), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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Every Sat. & Sun. beginning Jan. 7. Various audiovisual planetarium shows. The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky. Larry Cat in Space (12:30 p.m. Sat.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner. Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope (2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an audiovisual show that explores how telescopes work and what they can do.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon 

Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m.  Free! 

Ice Festival 2017!: Robin Hills Farm.

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Join us for a celebration of the wintry & wonderful, featuring a showcase competition by U of M's Michigan Ice Carving Team! We're no stranger to chainsaws and flame throwers here at Robin Hills Farm, but we've never seen them used like this before :) Come watch the pros at work, then catch the judges' panel and awards ceremony at 3!
In addition to the competition, we'll be offering an outdoor ice rink, tours, horse & carriage rides by Doyle Valley Percherons, hot drinks & snacks, and our Greenhouse Marketplace stocked with locally made products! Live music will be provided by Cold Tone Harvest.
Thanks to our community sponsors, this event is free and open to the public! RSVP encouraged.
Robin Hills Farm, 20390 M-52, Chelsea. Free. 7348348496. contact@robinhillsfarm.com https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ice-festival-2017-tickets-30035401695 [map]



 12:45 - 2:45 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Citizens' Climate Lobby - Ann Arbor chapter.

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Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. It is the most focused and influential organization working on national climate policy. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions.
Ann Arbor District Library - Freespace (3rd Floor), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org http://annarborccl.org [map]



 1-5 p.m. 

Creature Encounters - Sloth!: The Creature Conservancy.

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The Creature Conservancy is featuring Poco, our sloth, during the month of January! See him for a special presentation on our Stone Stage each Saturday and Sunday - at 2:00pm and again at 4:00pm.
Our other animal ambassadors are also on display! Indoors and/or outdoors, you can see many species of animal, including kangaroos, prairie dogs, alligators, turkey vultures, macaws, snapping turtles, porcupines, muntjac, giant tortoises, arctic foxes, and many more. Bring a snack and take a break at our indoor or outdoor picnic areas.
The main building is accessed by parking in the lot immediately off Ann Arbor-Saline Rd and following the guided signs to the entrance. The Creature Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located at 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.
The Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $6/child (2-12); $8/adult (13+); free (under 2). info@thecreatureconservancy.org http://thecreatureconservancy.org/visit-hours.html [map]



 2 p.m.  Free! 

Dinosaur Tours: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. and Feb. 20-24. 30-minute docent-led tour of the museum's dinosaur exhibits.
2 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free, but limited to the first 15 people to sign up for each tour. 764-0478. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Early Music Chamber Music Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Program TBA.
2 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 2 p.m. 

U-M Men's Basketball.

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Nov. 4: Armstrong State Exhibition game. 7 p.m.

Nov. 11: Howard 9 p.m.

Nov. 13: Indiana/Purdue-Indianapolis Noon.

Nov. 26: Mount St. Mary's 7 p.m.

Nov. 30: Virginia Tech 7 p.m.

Dec. 3: Kennesaw State Afternoon or evening time TBA.

Dec. 6: Texas 9 p.m.

Dec. 13: Central Arkansas 9 p.m.

Dec. 17: Maryland-Eastern Shore 3 p.m.

Dec. 22: Furman 7 p.m.

Jan. 4: Penn State 8:30 p.m.

Jan. 7: Maryland 3:15 p.m.

Jan. 14: Nebraska 2 p.m.

Jan. 21: Illinois 2:15 p.m.

Jan. 26: Indiana 9 p.m.

Feb. 4: Ohio State. 5 p.m.

Feb. 7: MSU. 9 p.m.

Feb. 16: Wisconsin. 7 p.m.

Feb. 25: Purdue. Time TBA.

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Various times, Crisler Center. Ticket prices TBA at mgoblue.com/tickets. 764-0247. [map]


 2-4 p.m. 

Yoga Nidra Certification Course: Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation RYS200, RYS300.

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Program is designed by Ema Stefanova, E-RYT500,Teacher Trainer,Yoga Therapist, Member IAYT
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider Since 2002.
Mastering Yoga Nidra will make your meditation (Dyana Yoga) effortless. Satyananda Style Yoga Nidra is excellent for deep work on oneself and helping others heal.
Yoga Certification includes both weekends (Jan. 14 & 15 and Feb. 4 & 5, 2-4 p.m. on Sat & 1-5 p.m. on Sun.) plus additional hours. See cost at www.YogaAndMeditation.com
AIKIDO studio, 1904 Federal Blvd. $1,450. EmaStefanova@cs.com www.YogaAndMeditation.com [map]



 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Mini Clay Figures: Pokémon!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades K-5 invited to make figurines of popular Pokémon characters.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Native American Dreamcatchers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Dawn Henry shows adults and teens in grade 6 & up how to make an Ojibwe dreamcatcher using branches, waxed string, feathers, and beads.
2-4 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]


 2:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to practice their juggling skills. Beginners welcome. Attendees asked to call ahead if there's inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. juggling.info@umich.edu, umich.edu/~juggle, 761-1115.


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]


 4, 6:45, & 9:30 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 p.m.  Free! 

RYT200, RYT300 Yoga Teacher Certification Open House: Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation RYS200, RYS300.

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Meet the Lead Trainer. Ask Questions. Register for upcoming programs onsite at a discount. Courses run January-October. One-on-One, Flex Dates and Express options are also available. Our graduates teach globally. YA registered school since 2007. Study with a Yoga Meditation Master and a seasoned educator.
AIKIDO building, 1904 Federal Blvd. Free. EmaStefanova@cs.com www.YogaAndMeditation.com [map]



 4-7 p.m. 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. All invited to play low-key parlor games.
4-7 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4:15 & 7 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]


 4:30-6:30 pm 

Meditation and Health Workshop.

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What happens physiologically during meditation? How does meditation work? Why does meditation combine well with other therapies and holistic health modalities? Participants will be guided in three different kinds of meditation suitable for different temperaments.
AIKIDO building, 1904 Federal Blvd. see website. EmaStefanova@cs.com [map]



 6-11 p.m. 

33rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Dinner Ball: National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women.

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Dinner followed by dancing to music spun by a DJ. Evening attire. Also, a keynote address by bestselling Detroit writer and international speaker Eddie M. Connor, Jr. on "Moving Forward: Empowering Communities and Shaping Lives." Proceeds benefit a NANBPW scholarship fund and community service projects.
6-11 p.m., Sheraton Hotel, 3200 Boardwalk. Tickets $60 in advance at aananbpwc.org. 717-7215. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bluegrass Gospel Jam Session.

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Mark and Claudia Aills are joined by other local string musicians for a program of bluegrass and country gospel tunes.
6-8:30 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free, but donations accepted for Dexter Senior Center. 878-1078. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Lantern-Lit Ski & Snowshoe": Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Every Sat., Jan. 14-Feb. 18. All invited to ski or snowshoe (snow conditions permitting) or walk half-mile lantern-lit loops. Fire available to warm up between laps. A few pairs of snowshoes available to borrow.
7-9 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center, Bush Rd. (west from Pierce Rd. off I-94 exit 157), Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. $11 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.


 7:30-10:30 p.m. 

2nd Saturday Contra Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Louisville (KY) caller Bradley Smith leads dances to live music by the Stout Heart String Band, with young guest musicians TBA. Beginners welcome; all dances taught. Wear loose fitting clothing and flat non-slip shoes (running shoes OK). Preceded at 6 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass) and at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., just south of Oak Valley Dr. $11 (members, $10; age 29 & under, $5). 769-2133. [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. 

2017 Canton One Acts Festival: TLC Productions.

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Enjoy four original one act plays from throughout the U.S. and one original musical, all for $15! TLC Productions is proud to offer three performances of innovative theatre works, featuring mystery, comedy, drama and music. Jan. 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. Performances in intimate setting of the Biltmore Studio of the Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton and featuring actors from throughout metro Detroit. Tickets available online at tlcprod.wordpress.com, cantonvillagetheater.org or at the door.
Village Theater at Cherry Hill Canton, 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. $15. 7349268527. info@tlcproductions.org www.cantonvillagetheater.org [map]


 8 p.m. 

65th Annual Faculty and Guest Artist Choreography Concert: EMU Dance Program.

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Jan. 13-15. EMU dance students perform an eclectic mix of genres from ballet and modern to musical theatre and jazz dance by faculty and guest choreographers, including Ballet Chelsea artistic director Wendi DuBois, Brighton Dance Festival founder-director Kathy King, EMU dance major Patrick McCrae, EMU grad April Pipe, Boy Friday (NYC) artistic director (and EMU alumnus) Erik Abbott-Main, Hardcore Detroit dance company director Haleem "Stringz" Rasul, EMU dance professors Joanna McNamara, Sherry Jerome Wilkinson, and Phil Simmons. Program: DuBois' Wind is a contemporary ballet, inspired by Emily Dickinson's "To All the Sounds Dispatched Abroad," with a Phillip Glass score, and King's Light, an ode to Prince, is a work for 7 dancers featuring with vibrant movement, passion, and athleticism. McCrae's Family, Unconditional? Is an exploration of intra-familial anger and frustration set to music by Icelandic electronica composer Ólafur Arnalds. Pipe's Head in Cloud & Digital Trails is an exploration of our digital doppelgängers that was inspired by her surprise in learning that GoogleMaps has detailed records of her daily travels going back to 2011, and Abbott-Main's FLOAT is a group work, set to music by the hip-hop duo Luniz, for 8 post-apocalyptic dancers marching to 'Make the Future Great Again.' Rasul presents Work, a dance showcasing Detroit Jit, a street dance form, usually performed to techno music, known for its attention for its lightening-quick footwork and deep connection to Detroit history and culture. It is set to a score by Deteoit jazz fusion composer Javonntte Garrett. McNamara's Detroit Meta is a screen dance with a Howard Cass score celebrating the urban landscape of Detroit, and Wilkinson presents the Fairy dance and pas de deux from her classical ballet choreography for Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream. Simmons presents "Mein Herr" (aka "the chair dance), a signature Bob Fosse work from Cabaret.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Quirk Theater, Ford St. (off Lowell from Huron River Dr.), Ypsilanti. Tickets $10 (students with ID, $8) in advance at emutix.com and at the door. 487-2282. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Annual Collage Concert: U-M School of Music.

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An hour of nonstop music in a wide range of contrasting styles. Classical, jazz, big band, vocal, and pop ensembles and soloists segue rapidly from one idiom to the next. Performers are U-M music students. One of the music school's most popular events.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $26 & $32 (students with ID, $12), in advance at tickets.music.umich.edu, the Michigan League Ticket Office, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Dede Alder: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth Cafe 704 Coffeehouse.

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Self-styled "ethereal gypsy music" by this Traverse City singer-songwriter and vibes players who fronts Dede & the Dreamers. She also uses looping, synthesizers, and percussion instruments.
8-10 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $8 ($15 for 2). 327-0270. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Jill Jack: The Ark.

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Sultry-voiced Detroit folk-rock singer-songwriter whose music also draws freely on jazz and country flavors. Her 2005 CD Moon and the Morning After won a Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Folk Recording. She appears tonight with her band for her annual birthday show.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 p.m. 

"Idiot-Syncrasy": Igor and Moreno (University Musical Society).

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Jan. 12-14. London-based dancers Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas perform their work that explores togetherness and solitude and incorporates jumping, singing (including a Sardinian folk song), and actions that require perseverance and create a sense of empowerment. Today's performance is preceded at 7 p.m. by a talk about the program and followed by a Q&A with the artists. "Idiot-Syncrasy is a warm, fabulous and funny show, but it also makes us vividly and unsettlingly aware of the altered states that we and the dancers can undergo during the course of a performance," says a Guardian review.
7:30 p.m. (Jan. 12) & 8 p.m. (Jan. 13 & 14), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $35 & $40 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Mozart Birthday Bash": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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AASO music director Arie Lipsky conducts the orchestra and guest musicians in a program celebrating Mozart's 261st birthday. The program features Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 21 ("Elvira Madigan"), with soloist Alon Goldstein, who says the work evokes "a variety of emotions that unfold with divine beauty." The program also includes Mozart's Symphony no. 39 (aka his "perfect piece") and Tchaikovsky's homage to Mozart, Suite no. 4 ("Mozartiana"). Mozart chocolates.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $17-$73 (student, senior, and group discounts available) in advance at a2so.com, by email, and by phone, and (if available) at the door). tickets@a2so.com, 994-4801. [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]


 9:15 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]




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