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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. email@example.com sunshen.org [map]
Patty Brennan & Merilynne Rush offer Michigan's first End-of-Life Doula Training. This workshop covers essential skills for end-of-life caregivers and after-death options such as home funerals and green burial. We explore: the dying process, needs of the dying and the family, and facing fears, and grief. End-of-Life Doulas provide comfort and support to individuals who lack family support, who may feel lonely or afraid, or whose primary caregivers are exhausted and in need of respite. The end-of-life doula works alongside professionals; employing a holistic, non-medical skill set at a time when families are feeling overwhelmed they work to ensure the best quality of life possible, right through the end.
Center for the Childbearing Year, 722 Brooks Street. $515.00. 734-663-1523. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Taught by Merilynne Rush and Patty Brennan. Topics include the dying process, hands-on comfort measures, hospice and palliative care, doula scope of practice, active listening, self care, natural after death care, creating ritual. An end-of-life doula accompanies the dying person and their loved ones in the final days and weeks of life, providing resources, education and companionship for those who accept dying as a period of life, not just an abrupt ending. End-of-life doulas represent a new frontier in the doula profession, traditionally centered on birth and postpartum support, and are an outgrowth of recent cultural trends favoring natural death care. Designed for family members and friends of the dying, hospice and palliative care workers, midwives and doulas, clergy, therapists, life coaches, and anyone who wants to prepare for their own death. Not recommended for the recently bereaved.
Center for the Childbearing Year, 722 Brooks St. $515 ($465 before 1/13). 734-395-9660. email@example.com http:
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
U-M scholars discuss the U.S. elections and recent U.S. developments and their possible implications for Japan's macroeconomic, trade, and security policy. Three panel discussions include "'Abenomics' and Macroeconomic Policy" (9:30 a.m.), "Japan's Foreign Trade" (11:30 a.m.), and "Japan's Pursuit of External Security" (2:30 p.m.). Also, closing remarks (4:15 p.m.).
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 1110 Weill Hall, 735 S. State. Free. 764-6307. [map]
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]
Prevent and Prevail: an Open Exchange of Ideas about Sex, Drugs, Empowerment, and Prevention from STDs & HIV.: Dedicated to Make a Change.more >
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All teens invited to join a discussion about sex, drugs, empowerment, and prevention from STDs & HIV. Prevent & Prevail is a program created by youth for youth. The goal of Prevent & Prevail is to give a comprehensive sex and drug education. The discussions are in a safe, confidential, fun, and all inclusive environment. We believe Teens need to Just say KNOW.
Clubhouse, 104 South Huron #1, Ypsilanti. Free. 734 358 1402. email@example.com www.dedicatedtomakeachange.com [map]
"On Anti-Mindfulness Versus Wound-as-Guide: Competing Figures of Lay and Ascetic Coping with Chronic Pain in Thailand": U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies.more >
"On Anti-Mindfulness Versus Wound-as-Guide: Competing Figures of Lay and Ascetic Coping with Chronic Pain in Thailand": U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies.< less
Lecture by U-M anthropology Scott Stonington.
Noon-1 p.m., 1636 SSWB/International Institute, 1080 South University. Free. 764-0352. [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 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. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Every Mon., Tues.. Wed., & Fri. All levels of English speakers invited for conversation.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch (Mon.), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch (Mon. & Tues.), 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy; and 6-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 1-2:30 p.m. (Fri.), AADL Malletts Creek Branch (Fri.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard. Free. 327-4555. [map]
Talk Oregon State University philosophy professor Sharyn Clough.
2-3:30 p.m., 2239 Lane Hall, 204 S. State. Free. 763-2066. [map]
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). email@example.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]
Jan. 29-Feb. 4 (different times & locations). Concerts, lectures, and master classes that celebrate music and musicians who blend Western classical traditions with those from Hispanic-Latino culture. Today: "Cervantes, Musica Divina, Musica de la Jacarandina, and la Musica de Dos Orbes" (4 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Watkins Lecture Hall, 1100 Baits), a lecture, with recorded and live musical examples, by U-M musicology professor Louise Stein on the continuity of musical associations and conventions throughout the early modern Hispanic world. At 8 p.m., Georgia-based Amy Petrongelli and U-M music grad Martha Guth, both acclaimed sopranos, perform art songs with bass Richard Lugo and pianist Alejandro Roca (U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin).
4 & 8 p.m., different locations. Free. 615-3204.
"The Interjacent Intellectual: Conceptual Struggles for Authenticity in Three Indian Philosophers": U-M Center for South Asian Studies.more >
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Lecture by New York University philosophy professor Jonardon Ganeri.
4-6 p.m., 1636 SSWB/International Institute, 1080 South University. Free. 615-4059. [map]
(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]
(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]
This class gets kids moving with cross training and strengthening, and a variety of explosiveness, agility, balance and flexibility exercises. It builds skills for any sport, or helps kids just be fit and healthy.
Fridays at 4.30 p.m. and Saturday's at 1.00 p.m.
First class free
FitPoint, 250 W Eisenhower Pkwy Suite 130. $20 drop-in (first timers, free). 734.531.9958. firstname.lastname@example.org FitPointA2.com [map]
3rd Annual Exhibit of local area African American artists sharing their art. This includes visual, literary and performance arts. Opening Art Reception is Friday, Feb 3 from 5-7pm.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron Street, Ypsilanti. Free. Donation. 734-480-2787 http:
Tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse, illuminated by candles, and period music by Cobblestone docents. Also, demos of mechanical sock making, spinning, and weaving.
5-9 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard (next to Buhr Park). $2 (kids, $1; family, $5; kids under 3, free). 794-8120. [map]
Every Sun.-Fri. 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]
MIX is excited to host an exhibit of mosaics by students of the Rudolf Steiner High School of Ann Arbor for the month of February, 2017. These 20 pieces represent a range of themes and styles, and offer a vibrant and illuminating glimpse into the creative minds of young people. Through a philosophy that encourages creative thinking and the importance of imagination, students are exposed to the arts throughout their education.
The use of glass mosaic is an opportunity to bring an ancient medium into modern day, and requires young artists to find their own image from a natural curiousity about the world. Currated by the head of school's Art Department Elena Townsend-Efimova, the exhibit also includes a series of photographs that show the process of creating mosaic art.
MIX Ypsilanti is open Monday - Saturday 11am - 6pm
Closed Sundays in February - except Sunday the 12th
for the Krista Larson Trunk Show.
Please join us for a reception
Friday, February 3rd
6pm - 9pm
MIX Ypsilanti, 130 W Michigan ave, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-961-8704. email@example.com https:
All invited for a dinner featuring locally produced foods, preceded by a brief Shabbat observance with songs, candle lighting, wine and challah, and a short thematic program. The Mar. 3 program concludes with a Purim Celebration, complete with hamantaschen. Children welcome.
6:30-9 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $10 (family, $25). Reservations required at jewishculturalsociety.org
JAZZ in Ann Arbor
THIS FRIDAY, February 3
Multi-saxophonist and flutist Doug Horn leads his jazz trio featuring pianist Rick Roe and string bassist Paul Keller THIS FRIDAY, February 3, 2017 from 7-10 PM at Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard, between Liberty and Pauline on the west side of Ann Arbor.
Don't miss this is a rare opportunity to hear this awesome trio of jazz masters.
What a great way to spend THIS Friday evening!
Eat, drink, be merry and revel in the musical artisty of Horn, Roe and Keller in a real jazz listening room.
$10 at the door. Under 18 enter FREE.
Good food and drinks at ZGG - all reasonably priced.
GREAT JAZZ LIVES in Ann Arbor!
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard. 734/663-1202. [map]
All invited to skate to reggae beats.
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]
Kevin Miller conducts this music student orchestra in Shostakovich's Symphony no. 10, along with works TBA showcasing the winners of the annual EMU Concerto/Aria competition.
7:30 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.
Feb. 3, 4, 10, & 11. Burns Park Elementary School students, parents, and friends perform David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori's musical, based on the 2001 film, an appealingly subversive fairy tale about a kindhearted but misanthropic green ogre who's charged with rescuing a princess. The score is an eclectic mix of pop-flavored melodies that range from the jaunty "Travel Song" to the gutsy duet "I Got You Beat."
7:30 p.m. (Feb. 3, 4, & 10) & 4 p.m. (Feb. 11), Tappan Middle School, 2251 E. Stadium. Tickets $15 (patron seats, $30) in advance at showtix4u.com and (if available) at the door. burnsparkplayers.org. [map]
Feb. 3-5 & 10-12. Jeffrey Stringer directs students in Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's bewitching 1960 musical comedy that enjoyed a 42-year run on Broadway. It's a simple fable, whimsical and bittersweet, about 2 neighboring fathers who trick their children into falling in love. The show's many memorable tunes include "Try to Remember," "Plant a Radish," "Soon It's Gonna Rain," and "They Were You." Cast: Leo Tunkle, Hannah Schweitzer, Mitchell Salley, Ian Masson, Anna Austin, Rebecca Galler, and Radu Dumitrascu.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Huron High New Theater, 2727 Fuller. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $10) at the door only. Huronplayers.weebly.com, 994-2040. [map]
Solo performance by the frontman of the Houston rock band whose music is known for its searchingly intimate explorations of his many personal battles. His current tour, a blend of spoken word and acoustic music, features excerpts from the new expanded 3rd edition of Crazy Making, Furstenfeld's collection of lyrics and writings, and a set of both brand-new songs and old favorites.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $30 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Feb. 2-4. Fast-rising young Ohio-bred comic, a frequent guest on late-night TV who's known for his wry, quick-witted, and very funny observational humor. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $15 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
This acclaimed Estonian chorus is known for its exquisite, ethereal sound that dazzles in everything from Bach to folk songs, attracting listeners ranging from the scholarly to the hip. Tonight's program, "The Unorthodox Tradition," includes Alfred Schnittke's Three Sacred Hymns and excerpts from Schnittke's Penitential Psalms, excerpts from Tchaikovsky's 9 Sacred Pieces, Georgy Sviridov's Inexpressible Miracle, and Rachmaninoff's The Theotokos, Ever-Vigilant in Prayer as well as excerpts from Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil and Liturgy of St. John Chrysostum.
8 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2250 E. Stadium. Tickets $35 (reserved seating, $50) in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
Double bill. Longtime former WDET host Watroba sings lyrical songs and poignant ballads in a sweet tenor voice, accompanying himself on guitar and punctuating his performance with sharply humorous observations. The longtime former host of WDET's Blues from the Lowlands and an ordained Baptist minister, Jones is an excellent singer and guitarist, with a huge repertoire that draws on Delta, Texas, Chicago, and other blues traditions.
8 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. $15 (kids age 10 & under, 2 for the price of 1) in advance and at the door. 665-8558. . [map]
Oct. 2. Windsor. Exhibition game.
Oct. 7 & 8. Union College. The Saturday game is at 5 p.m.
Oct. 21 & 22. Michigan Tech.
Nov. 11 & 12. Boston University. The Saturday game is at 5 p.m.
Nov. 18. Team USA under 18 . Exhibition game vs. the older of the 2 Plymouth-based USA Hockey national team development teams.
Nov. 25 & 26. Lake Superior State.
Dec. 9 & 10. Wisconsin.
Jan. 20. MSU. 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 3 & 4. Ohio State.
Feb. 11. MSU.
Mar. 3 & 4. Minnesota. 6:30 p.m. (Mar. 3) & 8:30 p.m. (Mar. 4).
Mar. 10 & 11. Penn State.
7:30 p.m. (except at noted), Yost Ice Arena, 1016 S. State at McKinley. Ticket price TBA at stubhub.com
Feb. 3 & 4. RC students direct and perform this popular semiannual 90-minute program of short scenes on a variety of topics and in a variety of styles, many written by RC students.
8 p.m., RC Keene Theater, East Quad, 701 East University. Free. 647-4354. [map]
Michael Haithcock conducts this ensemble of music majors in a program highlighted by Beethoven's Symphony no. 1, which was published the same year U-M was founded. The program also includes U-M composition department founder Ross Lee Finney's Skating on the Sheyenne, William Bolcom's Clarinet Concerto with soloist Chad Burrow, and Holst's Suite in E-flat Major. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a discussion of the program with Bolcom, Haithcock, and musicologist Steven Whiting.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]
Feb. 2-5. U-M dance students perform excerpts from Quarry by guest artist Meredith Monk, the celebrated experimental choreographer and composer-vocalist whose known for the inventive, often revelatory ways she blends voice and movement. Quarry, an award-winning 1976 work exploring human extremes during wartime, Also, U-M dance alumni Xan Burley and Alex Springer, and by U-M dance professors Missy Beck, Amy Chavasse, Bill DeYoung, Jessica Fogel, Biza Sompa, Peter Sparling, Sandra Torijano, Amy West, and Robin Wilson.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $22 & $28 (students, $12) in advance at the Michigan League and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun., Feb. 2-19. Professional actors perform Michael Frayn's popular comedy, which the New York Post called "the funniest farce ever written," about the hilarious misadventures of an acting troupe on tour with an awful British sex farce called Nothing On. The action features a backstage view of rehearsals and performances sabotaged by bloated egos, petty jealousies, furtive romances, and other distractions.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), & 7 p.m. (Thurs.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $26 (seniors, $24; youth & groups of 10 or more, $22) on Thurs.; $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Fri. & Sat. eve. $28 (seniors, $26; youth & groups of 10 or more, $24) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]
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.). firstname.lastname@example.org, (989) 455-4484. [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. 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]
"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.more >
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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]
(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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