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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 7, 2017






 
Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 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. 

Full Body Fit: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Start your day with fitness! The 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 walk-in rate: $15. Or, join Better Living Fitness Center for as little as $39.99 a month for four Full Body Fit classes a month. Other memberships and a wide variety of strength, Yoga & cardio classes available.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. 734-747-0123. office@betterliving.biz http://betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 9:30-10:15 & 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
9:30-10:15 & 10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 9:30 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.
10:30-11:30 a.m. (Sat.) & 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Tues.), AAHOM Green Room (lower level), 220 E. Ann. $12 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 9:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 13-Apr. 25. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]


  10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Voices Valiant (U-M School of Music).

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Every Tues. All age 50 & over invited to join this choir. No experience necessary.
10:30 a.m.-noon, Liberty School Band Room, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. Free for visitors ($112 per cycle membership dues). 936-2660. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Tues. Activities begin at 11 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($3), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar, followed at 1 p.m. by mahjongg, quilting, and other games & activities, and at 1:30 p.m., Yiddish Tish, a Yiddish conversation group that also includes readings of Yiddish stories. Homemade buffet luncheon ($3) available at noon. All invited.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Please join us for this one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between.
We are currently discussing readings from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness for Beginners: reclaiming the present moment--and your life. No need to buy the book.
Center for Innovation (formerly St. Joe's Urgent Care), 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Free sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served.

Mar. 7: U-M Chinese studies professor Miranda Brown on "Of Cheese and Curds in China."

Mar. 14: MSU global urban studies professor Xuefei Ren on "Land, Housing, Air: Deciphering Urban Governance in China and India."

Mar. 21: Oxford University political economy of China professor Kyle Jaros on "China's Urban Champions and the Politics of Spatial Development."

Mar. 28: "When Muslims Die in China," a talk by University of Pennsylvania East Asian art professor Nancy Steinhardt on tombs of Muslim royalty in China.

Apr. 4: Journalist John Pomfret, an award-winning longtme foreign correspondent in China whose books include the recent study of Chinese-American relations The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom, discusses "The Long Embrace: US-China Relations from the Perspective of History."

Apr. 11: McGill University (Montreal) history & classical studies professor Griet Vankeerberghen on "An Act of Imperial Generosity: Remaking the Social Order in 1st-Century BCE China."

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Noon-1 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Visual Representation of Gender and Class in a Changing China": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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Talk by U-M history and woman's studies professor Wang Zheng.
12:30-2 p.m., Osterman Common Room, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518. [map]


 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Tutoring: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation, writing practice, and book study groups for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

String Showcase: U-M School of Music.

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Outstanding string students perform solo and ensemble chamber works.
3 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Just Words? Evaluating the Impact of Constitutional Rights": U-M International Institute Human Rights Center.

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Talk University of Virginia law professor Mila Versteeg.
3-4 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 763-9200. [map]


 4, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"La La Land": Michigan Theater.

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(Damien 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]


 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

"K-2 Tuesday": Chelsea District Library.

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A new monthly program for kids in grades K-2 featuring a LEGO challenge, free LEGO play, and a craft to make and take home
4-5 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 4:10 p.m.  Free! 

"The Political Psychology of Israeli Prime Ministers": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Lecture by MSU Jewish Studies Program director Yael Aronoff.
4:10 p.m., 2022 Thayer Bldg., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-9047. [map]


 4:15, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Neruda": Michigan Theater.

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(Pablo Larraín, 2016). Biopic set in the 1940s about an inspector who hunts down the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who became a fugitive in his own country for joining the Communist Party. Spanish & French, subtitles.
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. 

"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]


 5 p.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!
Drop in non-member rate: $15. Better Living Fitness Center member drop-in rate: $10. We offer a variety of memberships and strength, Yoga & Cardio classes to suit every budget and (current) fitness level. Get fit & have fun with us!
Better Living Fitness Center. 734-747-0123. office@betterliving.biz http://betterlivingfitness.com



 6-8 p.m. 

"Winter Seed Sowing": Lifelong Learning at Washtenaw Community College.

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Learn how to start hardy seedlings outdoors in winter. Mimic Mother Nature to sow outside, without needing indoor space, grow lights or heat mats. You'll discover how to convert everyday household items into containers, what soils and seeds to use, and how to care for the containers and seedlings.
Class is held at WCC through Community Enrichment-- you do not need to be or enroll as a WCC student to attend this class!
Register at http://bit.do/WinterSowing or 734-677-5060.
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Dr., Technical and Industrial Building, Rm. TI 118. $39 / free for Washtenaw County residents age 65+. 734-677-5060. http://bit.do/WinterSowing [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

Adult Coloring Night: Brewed Awakenings Café.

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Every Tues.. All adults invited for a relaxing evening of coloring. Bring your own supplies, or use some of the café's.
6 p.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., suite M, Saline. Free. 681-0078. [map]


 6 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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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]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Preston Scott Cohen Lecture: Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Preston Scott Cohen is the Chair and Gerald M. McCue Professor of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) and is the principal designer at Preston Scott Cohen, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. In effect, his buildings aim to exemplify an expanding repertoire of architectural form, a goal directly related to his core curriculum at the GSD. The firm's work exemplifies a new, highly disciplined alliance between architectural typology, geometry and digital modeling. His projects, commissioned by private owners, institutions, government agencies and corporations, involve diverse scales and programs including houses, educational facilities, cultural institutions, office and retail buildings, and urban designs. Cohen's most important building to date is the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building, a 20,000 m2 cultural facility, initially designed in 2003 and completed in 2011. Its particular combination of geometries is recognized for embodying the tension between two prevailing
A&A Auditorium, Room 2104, 2000 Bonisteel Boulevard. Free. 734-764-1300. jcdallas@umich.edu https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2017/02/07/lecture-preston-scott-cohen [map]



 6 p.m. 

Restorative Yin Yoga: Better Living Fitness Center.

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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. office@betterliving.biz http://betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Tues. & Sat., except Feb. 4. 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]


 6:15 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor East Group Run": Running Fit.

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Every Tues. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain/snow or shine.
6:15 p.m., Running Fit, 3010 Washtenaw. Free. 548-6299. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap knitting tips.
6:30-8:30 p.m., location TBA at http://www.meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/ Free. 945-3035.


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Knits & Crochets.

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All invited for informal socializing and to share tips while working on their projects.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL McKune Room (if available), 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. To confirm location, contact Mary Budzinski at marybudz@me.com or 846-3826. [map]


 6:30, 7:30, & 8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Sexpertise 2017: Sexperteam | University Health Service.

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Sexpertise is a three-day conference from February 7th to 9th, 2017. It engages students, faculty, and community practitioners in discussion and learning about sexuality and relationships. Through a diverse group of sessions, we'll explore topics of interest to the U-M student community including pleasure, culture, wellness, relationships, and more! All events are free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged but not required, and you are invited to attend one, a few, or all sessions!
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
6:30 - 7:30 PM: Pleasure: Giving and Receiving​
7:30 - 8:30 PM: Transgender Sexual Health Disparities
8:30 - 9:30 PM: Sexy Supplies
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8
5:00 - 6:00 PM: Sex Around the World
6:00 - 7:00 PM: deSTIgmatize!
7:00 - 8:00 PM: We Are Who We Are: Sexualities, Gender, and Attractionalities
8:00 - 9:00 PM: Ins and Outs of Kink
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9
5:00 - 6:00 PM: Make It Click
6:00 - 7:00 PM: Rape Culture 101
7:00 - 8:30 PM: Sexcapade: A S
Michigan Room, 2nd Floor, Michigan League, 911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. 734-647-4659. sexualhealth@umich.edu https://uhs.umich.edu/sexpertise [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Six Feet Over, Six Feet Under": Michigan Political Union.

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A Panel Discussion on the Rights of the Dying and Bereaved
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Featuring Talks From:
Attorney Rebecca Wrock - Advanced Care Planning/Advanced Directives
Dr. Roxane Chan and Dr. Rebecca Lehto - Hospice and Palliative Care
Merilynne Rush, RN - Home Funerals and Green Burial
Funeral Director Mike Mitchell - Michigan Funeral Laws and Misperceptions
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There is no charge for this event, but donations are appreciated.
Refreshments provided!
Pendleton Room, Michigan Union, 530 S. State Street. Free. Donations accepted. wpresley@umich.edu [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. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. All age 18 & over invited to play. No partner needed. Cash prize for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill East, 3140 Packard. $5 entry fee; buy your own food. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Conversation Group: Ann Arbor District Library.

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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]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Grieve Well Workshop: the kite network.

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​Did you know that there are healthy ways to grieve? The first step is to understand this painful but important part of life. During this workshop you will learn about grief and the effects it has on o​ne's​ physical and emotional health​. You will receive information and resources to help you move through ​your ​journey of grief​ in a way that leads toward healing. This workshop is for those who are mourning the ​death​ of a loved one, those supporting someone who is grieving, or for those who want more information about grief​.​
Red Cross Building, 4624 Packard Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. 734-975-0238. info@thekitenetwork.org thekitenetwork.org [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America": Ann Arbor District Library.

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U-M social work professor Luke Shaefer and Johns Hopkins University sociology professor Kathryn Edin discuss their acclaimed study of the forms poverty takes in contemporary America, the 2017 Washtenaw Reads selection. Signing.
7-8:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Double Date": SMTD@UMMA.

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Ann Arbor's own nationally renowned husband-and-wife duo of pianist (and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer) Bill Bolcom and mezzo-soprano Joan Morris, celebrated exponents of early American popular song, perform works by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, and Richard Rodgers. They're also joined by U-M student vocalists in some of Bolcom's cabaret songs.
7 p.m., UMMA Apse, 525 S. State. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Permaculture Solutions for a Changing World": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local certified permaculture teacher David Hall.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required at the co-op or at peoplesfood.coop/news_and_events/. 994-4589. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sound Support for Seniors": Ann Arbor District Library.

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U-M Hearing Rehabilitation Center audiologists present an overview of how people hear and how hearing changes with aging and This discuss consequences of hearing loss on communication and potential interventions.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

Open Rehearsal: Ann Arbor Grail Singers.

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Feb. 7, 14, & 21. All women invited to join this women's chamber choir to sing early music. This month's rehearsals include auditions for new members.
7:15-9:15 p.m., location TBA. Free. AnnArborGrailSingers.org, 662-0631. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Feb.. 7 & 21.

Feb. 7: CameraMall co-owner Desmond Kolean--Burley discusses "What's New in Photography."

Feb. 21: Club members critique selected prints submitted by other members.

Also, club members show their recent digital images (Feb. 7) & prints (Feb. 21) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Still Life."

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7:30 p.m., Forsythe Middle School media center (Feb. 7), 1655 Newport, & Wines Elementary School auditorium (Feb. 21), 1701 Newport. Free. 327-4781. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of El Olvido que Seremos, Héctor Abad Faciolince's memoir about his father, who was killed by Colombian paramilitaries in 1987.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do: Dawn Farm.

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Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series presented on the 1st (part 1) and 2nd (part 2) Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance use problems, and part 2 provides information on what is and is not helpful when a teen substance use problem is recognized. The series is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Network, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center and the Ann Arbor Public Schools. Free and open to all; registration is not required. Inclusive of parents, teens, other family, students, professionals, anyone interested.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Exhibition Room, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs [map]



 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth Storyslam: Michigan Radio.

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Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each night 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on the monthly theme. The 3 judges are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Space limited, so it's smart to arrive early.

2017 topics:

Jan 17: "My Do-Over."

Feb. 7: "Dark Horse Moments."

Feb. 21: "Fame."

Mar. 7: "Making Peace."

Mar. 28: "Broken."

Apr. 4: "Duped."

Apr. 18: "Refuge."

May 2: "First Impression."

May 16: "Traps."

June 6: "Mystery."

June 20: "Out Numbered."

June 27: "Breathless."

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7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $10. 764-5118. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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U-M woodwind and brass students perform works TBA.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Conscience and Compassion": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Talk by longtime Waldorf Education teacher Grace Worth.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497, (517) 927-3696. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Sing Happy!": The Penny Seats Theatre Company.

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Feb. 2, 3, 7-9, & 14-16. Thalia Schramm directs local singer-actresses in local composer R. Mackenzie Lewis cabaret-style revue showcasing the songs of the Broadway team of Kander and Ebb. The show is a sequence of songs and medleys from Chicago, Cabaret, and many other Kander & Ebb musicals, both famous and obscure, arranged so as to throw into relief their exploration of the mysteries of life and love. Performers are Sarah Stevens Briggs, Lindsay Frischmuth, Elizabeth Jaffe, and Kristin McSweeney.
7:30 p.m. (dinner seatings start at 6 p.m.) & (Mar. 3 only) 9:15 p.m. (dinner seating starts at 7:30 p.m.), Conor O'Neill's Celtic Room, 318 S. Main. Seating limited. Tickets $10 ($20 includes dinner entree) in advance at pennyseats.org/box-office and (if available) at the door. 926-5346. [map]



 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Smarty Pants Trivia Smackdown": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to round up 6 people to compete in a 5-round trivia contest. Prizes for the top 2 teams.
8-9:30 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100. Free. 475-8732. [map]



 8:30-10 p.m.  Free! 

Opera on Tap.

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Local opera singers perform arias and art songs that address this month's theme, "Love and Passion."
8:30-10 p.m. (seating begins at 6:30 p.m.), Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 56 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted (buy your own food). Reservations required (call between 10 a.m. & 8 p.m.). 483-5230. [map]


 9 p.m. 

Jesse Kramer Jazz Trio.

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Jesse Kramer (drums), Damon Warmack (bass) and Bobby Streng (sax) will play an eclectic mix of Jazz.
Aut Bar, 315 Braun Court, Kerrytown. (734) 994-3677. [map]


 9 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]


 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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