Every Sun., Dec.-Mar. The assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination.
Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
10 a.m. & 1 p.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 545-0541 (10 a.m.), 994-5908 (1 p.m.). [map]
Jan. 28 & 29. Math activities such as 3-D puzzles taller than an adult and information on how to walk through a single piece of paper.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., AAHOM Legacy Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $12 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
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: $15. Memberships start at just $39.99/month and include four Full Body Fits per month -- other memberships & a wide variety of strength, cardio, & Yoga classes available.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. 734-747-0123. email@example.com http:
Join us for our Winter Festival. We will have activities in our heated Pole Barn that include snowman bowling, snowball toss, slap shot, ice fishing.
Weather permitting we will have a snow sculpture contest!
Hot Chocolate and Cookies will be available.
*Most activities are included in the cost of admission to the farm.
The Petting Farm at Domino's Farms, 3001 Earhart Rd. $6. 7349980182. firstname.lastname@example.org pettingfarm.com [map]
Every Sun. Talk by Gelek Rimpoche, an incarnate lama from Tibet who lives in Ann Arbor.
11 a.m.-noon, Jewel Heart Center, 1129 Oak Valley Dr. (between Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. & Ellsworth). Free. 994-3387. [map]
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. email@example.com, 846-9418.
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]
You and your family are invited to join us for a new Winter Fun Fest event. Crafts, petting zoo, face painting, balloon twistrs, community campfire, treats, and free tube rentals.
Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $3 admission; free vehicle admission. 734-484-9676, ext. 202. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
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). email@example.com http:
Representatives from area preschools are on hand to answer questions from parents of prospective preschoolers.
1-4 p.m., AADL 1st-floor lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
Dec. 4: "Matisse Collage."
Dec. 11: "Recycled Book Collage."
Jan. programs TBA.
1-2 p.m., AADL 4th floor meeting room (Jan. 29; Feb. 5, 12, & 19) & Secret Lab (Jan. 8 & 15, Feb. 26)), 343 S. Fifth Ave, and AADL Westgate Branch West Side Room, (Jan. 22), Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-8301. [map]
A collection of 8 the best animated and live action short films from the 2016 Sundance competition.
1:30 p.m. (Jan. 29) & 7 p.m. (Jan. 31), Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
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]
Jan. 22 (2-3 p.m.): "Creature Feature" Little Creatures Co. (Royal Oak) owner Dan Briere, aka "Dan the Creature Man," displays and discusses live exotic animals.
Jan. 29 (2-4 p.m.): "Winter Orienteering." A hike to learn to find your way through the woods in winter. Compass provided, or bring your own.
Feb. 5 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Skins, Scat, and Skulls." Presentation and demonstration walk by naturalist Dave Szczygiel, with specimens from his collection of Michigan animal skulls and skins, on how various creatures use their specialized body parts and how to recognize animal signs in the wild.
Feb. 12 (2-3 p.m.): "Bats of the World." Representatives from the Organization for Bat Conservation display and discuss the habits and vulnerabilities of live bats from around the world, including some with a nearly 3-foot wingspan.
Feb. 26 (2-3 p.m.): "Michigan's Bears." WNHA naturalists discuss the biology, habits, and distribution of Michigan's black bears, as well as the DNR efforts to maintain a healthy black population and what people need to do to live in harmony with them.
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. Space limited; preregistration required. $11 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.
GameStart staff present hands-on introductions to various computer skills. For kids in grades 3-8 (except as noted).
Jan. 15: "Minecraft Python Programming." Learn the fundamentals of programming Minecraft using the Python programming language.
Jan. 22: "Unity 2D." Learn to design a platformer video game with animated sprites and other characters.
Jan. 29: "Minecraft Java Programming." Learn how to build Minecraft improvements using the Java programming language.
Feb. 5: "3D Video Game Design." Learn to design your own video game using the Unity Development Kit.
Feb. 12: "CodeMage Beginnings." Learn how use Python coding tecniques to code a "spell" for Minecraft.
Feb. 19: "Choose Your Own Adventure Website." Learn to make your own website using basic HTML in the form of a Chose Your Own Adventure book.
Feb. 26: "Minecraft Monster AI." Learn to make a brave companion for your Minecraft self or a new and challenging monster to face.
2-3:30 p.m. (except as noted), AADL training center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of graphic art by Austrian and German expressionists and the inventive Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, meet at the Museum Store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun., Jan. 20-Feb 12. Daniel Walker directs Michigan playwright James Hindman's new play, a wacky backstage comedy about the mishaps and mayhem of putting on a play. Set in Popcorn Falls, a small American town whose only claim to fame--its namesake waterfall--has dried up. Now bankrupt, its last chance is a large grant contingent on town producing a play in a week. Led by the Mayor and the local handyman, the enterprising townsfolk try to rise to the challenge. Stars Jeff Priskorn and Jonathan Jones, who play 15 roles between them.
8 p.m. (Thurs.- Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) are $20 or pay what you can, in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]
Every Wed.-Sun., Jan. 19-Mar. 4. Guy Sanville directs local actors in the world premiere of EMU football assistant coach (and U-M football player) Brian Letscher's dark comedy about a brilliant young man struggling with his father's sudden death and the revelation that his parents' marriage wasn't everything he was led to believe. The play explores the implications and possible ramifications of artificial intelligence and science in general. Cast: David Bendena, Sarab Kamoo, Wayne David Parker, Jim Porterfield.
3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. $5-$10 discounts available for the first week of previews. 433-7673. [map]
Jan. 22 & 29. Docent-led tour of the current exhibit that traces the provenance of a mask that was collected in 1905 in Angola by German explorer Leo Frobenius.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, meet at the Museum Store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
Michigan-born chef Heidi Andermack and Minneapolis-based chef Amy Lynn Brown, cofounders of Chowgirls Killer Catering, discuss their new cookbook. Signing.
3 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
Every Sun. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a directed drawing activity for adults, exploring different tasks, techniques, and mediums each week.
3-5 p.m., AADL 4th floor meeting room (Jan. 8 & 29, Feb. 5, 12, & 19) & Secret Lab (Jan. 15, Feb. 26), 343 S. Fifth Ave, and Westgate West Side Room (Jan. 22), Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-8301. 327-8301. [map]
New York-based Asian art consultant Kathryn Selig Brown discusses Protecting Wisdom, the current UMMA exhibit of Tibetan book covers that she curated.
3-4:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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]
Jan. 20-22 & 27-29. Keshia Daisy Oliver directs local actors in Stephen Sater and Duncan Sheik's new musical based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 drama about a group of German adolescents whose sexual awakening is warped and thwarted by bourgeois adult society. The score is a mix of alt-rock and folk-rock. Cast: Matthew Wallace, Laura Chodoroff, Christopher Joseph, Jessica Miorelli, Emma Clayton, George Micah Woods, Elliot Berg, Joseph Straub, Julia Janda, Kyra Pazan, Brandon Cave, and Angela Elowsky.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sun.), Copeland Auditorium, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $20 in advance at dcp.yapsody.com. dextercommunityplayers.org, 726-0355. [map]
The church's choir performs a program of hymns.
4 p.m., FUMC, 128 Park, Chelsea. Free. 475-8119. [map]
New York Philharmonic featured piano soloist Barnatan, New York Philharmonic principal clarinetist Anthony McGill, and cellist (and MacArthur "Genius") Weilerstein perform Beethoven's playful Clarinet Trio in B-flat Major and Brahms' Clarinet Trio, a work that prompted a friend of Brahms to say, "it is as though the instruments are in love with each other." The program also includes Joseph Hallman's new short stories, which was co-commissioned by UMS.
4 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $26-$52 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
Jan. 27-29 and Feb. 3 & 4. An elegant evening of jazz, classical, and cabaret songs showcasing noted local women singers. With pianist Tyler Driskill. Singers include Linda Beaupre, Sue Booth, Carolyn Burnstein, Roxy Diederich, Shelley MacMillan, Deanna Relyea, Monica Swartout-Bebow, and Kathy Waugh. Founder Wendy Bloom directs. Wine is served. This popular event usually sells out.
8 p.m. (except Jan. 29, 4 p.m.), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $20-$50. Reservations recommended. kerrytownconcerthouse, 769-2999. [map]
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Chelsea-based acoustic roots music quartet Cold Tone Harvest performs a set. Followed by a chance to dance to live music by the band, with dance activities led by local choreographer Cristina Sears, who helps participants explore partnering skills such as weight-sharing, counter-balance, and safe lifts. All ages and skill levels welcome.
4:30 p.m., Stone Chalet, 1917 Washtenaw. Tickets $12 (families, $28) in advance at events.stonechalet.com and (if available) at the door. 417-7223. [map]
During the 1920s and early 1930s, early jazz veteran Jelly Roll Morton and younger modernist Duke Ellington both used this band's 10-piece instrumentation, keeping the free-wheeling rhythm of New Orleans jazz and mixing it with smooth, pre-Swing big-band arranging. PORK offers this early big-band music and many period pop standards by songwriters Irving Berlin and George Gershwin and others, evoking a particularly rich musical era. Pianist James Dapogny and tubaist/trombonist Chris Smith lead this dance-friendly jazz band.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10 ($7 for seniors 65+ and students). 734/663-1202. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com [map]
Every Sun., except Jan. 1. 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., Gretchen's House, 1580 Dhu Varren. Free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm. 717-1569. [map]
End your weekend on a relaxing note! Designed to be restorative and stress relieving, this class can improve your flexibility and help you sleep better.
Non-member drop in rate: $15. Better Living Fitness Center member drop-in rate: $10. Yoga packages available!
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. 734-747-0123. email@example.com http:
The pARTy! 2017 is an annual fundraising event that celebrates and recognizes outstanding achievements in arts, sciences and humanities in Washtenaw County.
The Arts Alliance Medals for Arts, Sciences & Humanities honor the extraordinary contributions and accomplishments of Washtenaw County artists, creatives, individuals, businesses and organizations.
Philanthropic Excellence Medal: The Buhr Foundation
Lifetime Achievement Medal: Carla Diriklov Canales
Outstanding Service Medal: Ken Fischer, president, University Musical Society and arts presenter extraordinaire
The Arts Alliance 21st Century Awards are awarded periodically to recognize those who have demonstrated - through action and accomplishment- progressive approaches to the advancement of the arts, sciences and humanities in Washtenaw County.
Excellence in Education Award: Laith Al-Saadi, musician
Tamara Real Emerging Leader Award: Allison Louise Buck, operations manager, Ann Arbor Film Festival
Melange Bistro, 312 S. Main St. $100-$250. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Yoga for Depression and Anxiety
Sukha means "joy" in Sanskrit, which translates as, "clear space." Sometimes the space in our mind gets cluttered with judgment, expectation, and fear, resulting in depressed or anxious moods that keeps us from experiencing the joy in knowing our true selves as perfect and whole. Sukha Yoga integrates the healing use of sound and bavana (imagery) during a basic yogic asana practice to meet and balance depressed or anxious moods, clearing space in our minds and inviting sukha, joy to flow through.
This class is for everyone who wants to invite peace in the mind and joy in the heart, with or without a diagnosis. Sun Moon Yoga classes are Open and Affirming, for all shapes, forms and physical abilities. Our teachers are knowledgeable & adapt for injuries and individual needs. If you have any questions, please give us a call.
We are located in a beautiful meditative space used only for yoga & have plenty of on-site parking. Class Size is sma
Sun Moon Yoga, 404 W. Huron Ann Arbor 48103. $18 drop-in. 734-369-2054. email@example.com sun-moon-yoga-com [map]
Jan. 1, 15, & 29. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Free (pay-what-you-can for spectators). firstname.lastname@example.org, (989) 455-4484. [map]
Jan. 29-Feb. 4. Concerts, lectures, and master classes that celebrate music and musicians who blend Western classical traditions with those from Hispanic-Latino culture. Tonight: Recital by Duo Villalobos (7:30 p.m., Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus), a Barcelona-based duo that specializes in music written for cello and guitar but also plays originals and arrangements of classical, contemporary, folk, and traditional repertoire.
Different times & locations. Free. 615-3204.
Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary. Preceded at 7 p.m. by beginning lessons and practice.
8-10 p.m., Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom (Michigan League Ballroom on Jan. 29). $5 ($10 includes lessons). ballroomclubum.com. 763-6984. [map]
A Cadillac-bred Americana singer-songwriter and guitarist who currently lives in New Orleans, Winslow-King specializes in a style of prewar pop music steeped in blues and jazz, along with originals in the same vein. His Old/New Baby was named a Top 10 Album of 2009 in the American Songwriter magazine editors poll, and Pop Matters critic John Paul calls his new Bloodshot Records CD, Everlasting Arms, "an album full of charming, deceptively complex arrangements and chord progressions that hearken back to a freer, looser time in American popular song." Photo: Akasha Rabut
8 p.m., Mangiamo, 107 W. Michigan Ave, Saline. $15 by reservation and (if available) at the door. Preferred seating for dinner customers. 429-0060. [map]
Jan. 27-29. This annual tango festival features evening dance parties. Preceded each day by afternoon workshops (see umich.edu
8 p.m.-midnight, Michigan Union Anderson Rm. (Jan. 27) & Ballroom (Jan. 28 & 29). $10 (tentative). umich.edu