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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 28, 2017






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: SUN SHEN.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Alexis Neuhaus at alexis@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. alexis@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9:30-10:15 & 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 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Ancestry Aficionados": Chelsea District Library.

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Beginner-to-expert genealogists invited to share their findings and get help from experienced volunteers about online resources and family history questions.
10 a.m.-noon, CDL Learning Lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [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.-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]


 12:30pm - 3pm 

"Acrylic Painting Series: Joanne's Barn": USArtQuest.

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If you would like to learn techniques and skills to paint scenes on canvas or watercolor paper, this class is for you! Learn composition, art & brush techniques, color mixing, blending, shadowing, highlighting, material usage & so much more!
All materials are provided.
All skill levels are encouraged.
Instructor: Sue Craig, Michigan Impressionist Artist
Online registration available.
USArtQuest, Chelsea. $42. 800-766-0728. AskAnything@USArtQuest USArtQuest.com



 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]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Knit Together: A Knitting and Crocheting Group for Grievers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grieving adults invited to bring their knitting and crocheting projects to work on and share grief support.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 794-5401, 327-8301. [map]


 3:30, 7:15, & 9:15 p.m. 

"I Am Not Your Negro": Michigan Theater.

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(Raoul Peck, 2016). Documentary that uses the late James Baldwin's unfinished novel to tell the story of race in America. Narration by Samuel L. Jackson.
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]


 3:45, 7, & 9:50 p.m. 

"Paterson": Michigan Theater.

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(Jim Jarmusch, 2016). Comic drama about the triumphs and defeats of daily life.
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]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Teen Creative Studio: Ypsilanti District Library.

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Drop in monthly for exciting projects. Be creative and eat a snack.
1/24: Pinwheel Pizzas
2/28: Chocolate Science
3/28: Leather Cuff Bracelets
4/25: Mug Cakes
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. 734 482-4110 x1340. epitcher@ypsilibrary.org ypsilibrary.org [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! 

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 Thurs. 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Data-Driven Strength Training": ShapeLog.

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This is a totally new strength training experience that you're going to love. You'll be using 'smart' equipment, developed by Ann Arbor-based startup, ShapLog. Personalized strength analytics will open your eyes to your own potential, and illuminate a clear path to a lifetime of increased strength and power. Plus it'll be a really good workout. We hope you'll join us!
Anytime Fitness, 2750 Jackson Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. brian@shapelog.com. brian@shapelog.com https://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-driven-strength-training-free-trial-class-tickets-32178252018 [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Dancing For Birth ~ Free Sample Class: Center for the Childbearing Year.

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Dancing For Birth classes are a unique fusion of pre/post-natal fitness, birth preparation and support circle. The classes teach a "language of movement" specially designed for women in any stage of pregnancy and for postpartum women wearing their babies in soft slings or wraps. The movements are inspired by world dance forms like Belly dance, African dance and Latin dance. The 90-minute weekly classes fuse dance fitness with birth preparation. Women often come to class for fun and fitness and gain more than they expected to as they are encouraged to tap into their innate wisdom of how to give birth.
Join a supportive community of expectant and new moms. Share in essential birth wisdom. Laugh (we don't care if you have two left feet). Wear baby in a sling or wrap and continue to dance after your baby is born. Your first class is FREE!
Center for the Childbearing Year, 722 Brooks St. Free. 734-663-1523. patty@center4cby.com www.center4cby.com [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 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]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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Reading by U-M Bear River Review editor Monica Rico, author of the 2001 chapbook Esperanza. The program begins with open mike readings
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [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]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Bluegrass Meetup": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass and bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5 fee to cover building rental. meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Bluegrass-Meetup. 794-6250. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Coloring for Adults": Chelsea Alehouse.

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Local illustrator Cynthia Silveri, creator of the coloring book The Passionate Colorist: Floral Delight, hosts a relaxing evening of coloring for adults.
7-9 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100, Chelsea. 433-5500. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Mardi Gras Dinner: A Tribute to Galatoire's": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Chef Alex Young hosts a dinner showcasing the impact of this celebrated Bourbon Street restaurant on New Orleans dining, with a menu featuring a choice of red drum (redfish) en papillote Sardou or filet mignon au march de vin, along with roasted duck crepe. Seafood okra gumbo, king cake bread pudding, and more.
7 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $55 (beverages not included). $75 includes a pre-dinner cocktail reception at 6 p.m. Space limited; reservations required. 663-FOOD. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Reading Glasses Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss books by contemporary writers, including quirky fiction and strange but true nonfiction. Copies of the books available at the CDL.

Oct. 3: Hag-Seed, Margaret Atwood's 2016 novel about a theater director, unceremoniously ousted from his role as a festival director, for a festival, who lands a job teaching theater in prison, where he enacts revenge by staging an interactive, illusion-ridden version of The Tempest.

Nov. 7: The Trespasser, Tana French's latest Murder Squad novel. New partners Steve Moran and Antoinette Conway are investigating a woman's murder when Conway discovers the victim had a secret lover on the police force.

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7:30-9 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [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 p.m.  Free! 

The Brother Brothers: The Ark.

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Brooklyn-based, Peoria-bred Americana duo of twin brothers Adam and David Moss, who accompany themselves on guitar, cello, violin, and banjo. "They approach their poignant and often charming songs with an almost startling sense of ease, and the tight harmonies are enough to send shivers down anyone's spine," says Sarah Jarosz.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free. All encouraged to bring nonperishable food or money to donate to Food Gatherers. 761-1451. [map]



 8 p.m. 

The Head & the Heart: The Ark.

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Popular Seattle folk-rock sextet on the Sub Pop label known for its exhilarating live shows whose music has been described as "Americana meets the Beatles." The band recently released its 3rd CD, Signs of Light, on which allmusic.com reviewer Mark Deming says the band has "taken the leap from melodic indie folk with Americana tendencies into full-blown radio-friendly pop." Opening act is Whitney, a Chicago-based indie rock band.
8 p.m., The Hill Auditorium. Tickets $30-$40 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 9:30 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Animated": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of short animated films nominated for an Academy Award.
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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Jesse Kramer Trio

Jazz trio led by drummer Kramer. With guitarist Alex Anest and bassist Damon Warmack. [venue info]

Club Above: "College Night."

DJs play Top 40 & electronic dance music records. [venue info]

Earle: Keaton Royer

Solo jazz pianist. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Ukulele Jam."

Musicians of all ability levels invited. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]

 
 


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