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Calendar of Events

Saturday, December 9, 2017






 
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 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

9th Annual Lucy Ann Lance Hometown Christmas Radio Show.

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Popular local radio personality Lucy Ann Lance hosts a live broadcast of her old-fashioned radio variety show with musical performances, stories, local celebrities, and more. The show is broadcast on 1290 WLBY and 1290WLBY.com.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Briarwood JC Penney wing. Free. 1290WLBY.com, 717-2182. [map]


 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Annual Holiday Sale: Kiwanis Center.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Sales of toys, Christmas trees, seasonal gifts and decorations, sporting goods, books, dishes, furniture, and more. The downtown sale is especially geared toward toys, decorations, and gifts.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Kiwanis Center West) & 9 a.m.-noon (Kiwanis Center Downtown), Kiwanis Center West (102 N. Staebler, off Jackson just east of Baker) and Kiwanis Center Downtown (Dec. 1, 2, & 9 only; Washington & First St.). Free admission. 604-4977.


 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Craft & Vendor Show: St. Luke Lutheran Church.

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Show and sale of homemade crafts and other items.
9 a.m.-1 a.m., St. Luke Lutheran Church Great Rm., 4205 Washtenaw. $2 admission. 971-0550. [map]


 9 a.m. 

Craft & Vendor Show 2017: St. Luke Lutheran Church.

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Support small businesses by shopping with us on Saturday, December 9, from 9am-1pm. Admission is $1, which will enter you into our door prize drawing of products from one of our vendors. Drawings will happen about every half hour.
Crafters and Vendors interested in setting up a table, please fill out this form: https://stluke.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/131/responses/new
Questions: Phone or Text Angie Moyer 734-255-6452 or Christy McGee 734-657-1997
St. Luke Lutheran Church, 4205 Washtenaw Ave. $1. 734-971-0550. amoyer@stlukeaa.org http://bit.ly/2zRfSLv [map]



 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 by Turner Luce (Nov. 18), the area jazz-inflected Christian pop-folk ensemble From Grace (Dec. 9), Full Circles (Dec. 23), the veteran local band MacDonald Brothers (Jan. 6 & Feb. 3), Bruce & Bob (Jan. 20), the Pinckney Americana ensemble The Pontunes (Feb. 17), and the eclectic local duo Full Circles (Mar. 3).
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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Dec. 9 & 16. 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 (Dec. 9), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (Dec. 16), 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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Dec. 9 & 10, Jan. 13 & 14, Feb. 10 & 11, Mar. 10 & 11. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Youth age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (members, $3; kids age 12 & under, free). (517) 605-0624. [map]


 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Dec. 2, 3, & 9. All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.

Dec. 2: The Ponds Park (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance at the corner of Emerald and Candlewick) to help extend the new trail.

Dec. 3: Barton Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Barton Dam parking lot, Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd.) to remove invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle from this 102-acre park, which has over 240 native plant species.

Dec. 9: Stapp Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance at the corner of Huron Pkwy. & Tuebingen, just west of the Ann Arbor District Library Traverwood branch) to remove invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle from this mostly pristine mature oak-hickory forest, which boasts nearly 80% native flora.
Various times, various locations. Free. 794-6627.


 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"Winter Festival": Rudolf Steiner School.

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An artisan market, a toy room, storytelling and puppet theater, musical performances, and kids activities, including jump rope winding and silk dyeing. Also, several themed rooms, including the Snow Queen's Castle, a kids-only King Winter's Café, and the Children's Gift Room. Raffle. Lunch from Arbor Farms available.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Rudolf Steiner School, 2775 Newport. Park at Wines Elementary School (1701 Newport) to take a shuttle. Free admission (fee for kids activities). 995-4141. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Apple Scouts Family Hike": Apple Playschools.

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Join us for our series of fall Apple Scouts hikes! Explore local nature areas with environmental educators from Apple Playschools. Learn about local ecology and environmental stewardship! Families and kids of all ages welcome.
Oct. 14: Bird Hills Nature Area
Nov. 11: Miller Nature Area
Dec. 9: Nichols Arboretum
See our website or Facebook for details on parking!
https://www.facebook.com/events/288994781581620
Location Varies. $5. info@appleplayschools.org. info@appleplayschools.org appleplayschools.org


 10 a.m. 

"Ecology Series": Robin Hills Farm.

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Two-hour educational hikes.

Sept. 15 (6 p.m.): "Birding 101, Session 1." Local birder Jessica Adamczyk leads a hike to look for birds. Bring water and binoculars (if you have them).

Sept. 30 (1 p.m.): "Fall Flora." Botanist Mike Penskar leads a hike to identify various plants and discuss their traditional uses.

Oct. 14 (10 a.m.): "Birding 101: Session 2." See above.

Oct. 21 (1 p.m.): "Animal Skulls!" Wildlife biologist Sean Zera shows how to identify animal skulls and leads a hike to look for animal tracks.

Nov. 11 (10 a.m.): "Birding 101: Session 3." See above.

Dec. 9 (10 a.m.): "Birding 101: Session 4." See above.

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Various times, Robin Hills Farm, 20390 M-52, Chelsea. $15 (family, $25) in advance at eventbrite.com. 834-8496. [map]


 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

4th Annual Holiday Pottery Sale: Clay Works Studio.

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Dec. 8-10. Show and sale of handcrafted works by studio members. Tonight is a reception with food, wine, and live classical music.
6-8 p.m. (Dec. 8), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 9), & noon-5 p.m. (Dec. 10), 2763 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 604-7596. [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

Aerial Boot Camp: A2 Aviary.

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Get ripped and have fun doing it! Come for a great workout or supplement your aerial training with this all levels conditioning class, which focuses on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for. Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via the included link before arriving for class.
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/this-weeks-schedule/ [map]


 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Annual Holiday Show & Sale: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Dec. 8-10. Show and sale of works by local ceramics artists. Tonight is an opening gala with refreshments.
5-8 p.m. (Dec. 8), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 9) & 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Dec. 10), Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free admission. 662-4914. [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. 

Kid's Club: Gingerbread-style House.

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FEE: $5;
Bring the kids and make this festival holiday house with graham crackers, frosting and assorted decorative candies. We will supply everything you need. Adult helper must attend with child.
English Gardens, 155 N. Maple Rd. $5. ewinger@englishgardens.com http://www.englishgardens.com/events/kids-club-gingerbread-house/ [map]



 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Recycled Gift Giving & Decorations Family Craft: Ecology Center.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Create light bulb trinkets and decorative packaging out of common household items.
When: Saturday, December 9th, anytime between 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Individuals, and families can drop in for a FREE 30 to 60-minute activity. Pre-registration is encouraged. Please pre-register by emailing education@ecocenter.org to assure adequate staffing and supplies are on-hand.
Where: Please join us at the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) Westgate Branch. The AADL Westgate Branch is located at 2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI. The library is located in the Westgate Shopping Center.
Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch, 2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. 734-369-9267. socialmedia@ecocenter.org http://www.ecocenter.org/event/2017-10/recycled-gift-giving-decorations [map]


 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Santa: Briarwood.

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Daily through Dec. 24. All kids invited to meet Santa. On Dec. 3, "Caring Santa" offers "sensory friendly" visits with Santa for kids with special needs; held when the mall is closed (9:30-11 a.m.) to create a calmer environment. Dec. 10 is "Pet Photo Night" (6:30-7:30 p.m.); all invited to bring 4-legged, leashed, friendly pets that weigh less than 60 lbs. to have their photo taken with Santa. Note: Santa takes breaks 1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 2-2:45 p.m. on Sundays.
10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Mon.-Thurs.), & 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.), Briarwood Von Maur court. Free (photos available for purchase). 769-9610. [map]


 10 a.m. 

Winter Art Tour.

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Dec. 8-10. All invited to visit at least 4 of 10 local art shows for a chance to win a piece of local art in a raffle. Shows include the Ann Arbor Art Center's "Holiday Art Shop" show (Dec. 8 & 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.), as well as "Art on Adare," DIYpsi, the Tiny Expo, the 11th Annual Holiday Studio Sale, and shows at Clay Works Studio, Front Porch Textiles, Yourist Studio and Gallery, and Ypsi Alloy Studios (see individual listings for show times).
Various times & locations. Free admission. winterarttour.org.


 10 a.m.-7 p.m.  Free! 

Winter Art Tour 2017: 10 Art Shows in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.

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From pottery to prints to pashminas, you'll find much to choose from on the 2nd Annual Winter Art Tour (WAT), December 8-10. Shop handmade goods from 300+ artists and craftspeople at 10 diverse venues around Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. You'll also have a chance to win one of 10 prizes made by local artists. Just pick up or print the WAT Passport, visit 4 or more WAT shows, stamp your Passport at each show, then enter to win. Enjoy music, refreshments, creative activities, and demonstrations along the tour, at your own pace. Participating shows include The Ann Arbor Art Center, Art on Adare!, Baron Glassworks, Clay Work Studio, DIYpsi, Front Porch Textiles, Kate Tremel and Friends Art Studios Sale, Tiny Expo, Yourist Studio Gallery, and Ypsi Alloy Studios. Visit winterarttour.org for a printable WAT Passport with a map of locations and a full show schedule, plus photos and details about the art prizes. For holiday fun, join with family and friends to take the Winter Art Tour together!
Winter Art Tour 2017 - 10 Locations - Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 662-4914. winter.art.tour@gmail.com http://winterarttour.com/



 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"7th Annual Friends at the Front Porch Holiday Sale"

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Dec. 9 & 10. Michigan artists and crafters show and sell handwoven textiles, paintings, small artworks, jewelry, ceramic tiles, and woodworking.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.), Front Porch Textile Studio, 1219 Traver. Free admission. 662-7134. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Apple Scouts: Guided Nature Exploration": Apple Playschools.

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Families invited for a guided nature walk.
10-11:30 a.m., Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts. $5 per family. info@aapleplayschools.org. [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Baking Madeleine Cookies": Downtown Home & Garden.

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Cooking demo with local French cuisine guru Brigitte Romero, who also discusses the history of this fabled cookie.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Downtown Home & Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

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

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Dec. 9 & 10. Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live animals. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. This month's featured critters are hawks & falcons. Note: Saturday's program includes a midday "Animal Naptime" break when the animals get tired of human interaction.
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.-6 p.m. 

"Holiday Glass Party": Baron Glassworks.

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Dec. 8-10. Glass blowing demonstrations and sales of Christmas ornaments, vases, yard art, and other works by local glass artists.
5-8 p.m. (Dec. 8), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 9), & 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Dec. 10), 838 Railroad, Ypsilanti. Free admission. 482-8829. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

"Holiday Greens": Ann Arbor Garden Club.

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Club member Denise Looker shows how to make and keep fresh a holiday wreath or arrangement of holiday greens. Bring a dish to pass for a potluck brunch.
10 a.m.-noon, U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens greenhouse 3, 1800 N. Dixboro. $20 (Garden Club members, free). Preregistration recommended to Nancy Hart at nhartgreen@aol.com. Metered parking. 665-7072. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Recycled Gift-Giving with Boxes & Bows": Ecology Center of Ann Arbor.

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All invited to learn what kinds of packaging can be recycled and how to transform everyday household items into decorative boxes, bows, and wrappings.
10 a.m.-noon, AADL Westgate Branch West Side Room, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

"Santa Visits Kerrytown": Kerrytown Market and Shops.

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Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, & 17. All kids invited to meet Santa. On Saturdays only, Humans of Ann Arbor photographer Susan K. Campbell is on hand to take photos, which will be posted on one of the Kerrytown Market and Shops trees the following week.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-3 p.m. (Sun.), Kerrytown Market & Shops upstairs. Free; nonperishable food donations for Food Gatherers are welcome. 662-5008. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

"Woodland Wonderland": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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All kids, accompanied by a parent, invited to explore the sensory experience of winter by making sachets, evergreen swags, and decorations to take home.
10 a.m.-noon, Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. $10 per child; metered parking. 647-7600. [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. 

"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]


 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Art on Adare"

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Dec. 9 & 10. A holiday show and sale of fine art jewelry by Idelle Hammond-Sass, fiber art by Carol Furtado, Majolica ceramics by Anne Tubbs, watercolors and photos by Angelis Jackowski, and mosaics by Wasentha Young.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., 1510 Kearney at Adare (off Melrose via Tuomy from Washtenaw). Free admission. 741-4441. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"Ornament Make & Take Projects": Maker Works.

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Dec. 2, 9, & 16. All invited to use a Maker Works kit to create a unique Baltic birch ornament to take home.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. (off Airport Blvd. north of Ellsworth). $20 per kit (each kit includes enough supplies for 3-4 ornaments). frontdesk@maker-works.com, 222-4911. [map]


 11am-12pm 

Acro Balance: Essentials of Acro: A2 Aviary.

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This is an all-level class for everyone interested in learning more about Partner Acrobatics and Partner Balancing. In Acro, we play with good alignment and momentum to let the "base" balance and move a partner (flyer). There will be material appropriate to all comfort levels, with new students learning basic poses and flows while experienced students build to more challenging poses and transitions. You do not need to bring a partner or any previous experience to enjoy it!

We will begin with warm-up exercises and progress through fundamental poses that are just begging to be linked together in interesting ways! It's a fun, low-stress, and safe environment to improve fitness, balance, and communication. Please register via the included link before arriving to class.
The Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/this-weeks-schedule/ [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. 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.-7 p.m. 

DIYpsi Holiday Market.

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Dec. 9 & 10. More than 80 area artists and crafters show and sell their paintings, jewelry, clothing, glass, soaps, baked goods, and more.
11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Dec. 9) & noon-6 p.m. (Dec. 10), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Free admission. diypsi.com, diypsifair@gmail.com. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Holiday Open House: Lone Oak Vineyard Estate.

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Drop by this weekend for our Holiday Open House! Enjoy free wine tasting and some yummy complimentary treats. Think about the perfect gifts for your wine loving friends and family, or stock your wine rack for your own holiday gatherings.
Saturday, 11 to 5:30 and Sunday, 12 to 5:30
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd., Grass Lake. Free. 5175228167. dlbarber1@aol.com www.loneoakvineyards.com [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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


 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

The Tiny Expo: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Show and sale of holiday gifts by local artists and crafters. Also, all ages invited to drop by different stations, including screen printing and button making, to make items to take home.
11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., AADL lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free admission. 327-4555. [map]


 11 a.m. 

YinYasa Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Saturdays from 11am-12pm, join Mota Thai Yoga for a free yoga class (with donations accepted).
This class is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. Many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This allows the muscles to relax, and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. In between these types of postures, movement and flowing between postures will be done to create internal heat. Appropriate for all levels. This class is heated between 80-90 degrees.
Look for door #22 with the red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. info@motathaiyoga.com motathaiyoga.com [map]



 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"Christmas at Rentschler Farm": Saline Area Historical Society.

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Dec. 9, 16, & 17. A re-creation of a Depression-era Christmas, with natural decorations. Also, demos of a sock-knitting machine, quilting, and other crafts. Gift shop & light refreshments.
11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Dec. 10 & 17) & 1-4 p.m. (Dec. 18), Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Donation. salinehistory@frontier.com, 944-0442. [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Counting Cells": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun., except Dec. 2, 23, 24, 30 & 31. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demo examining how different types of cells in the human body replicate themselves.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Holiday Cards & Crafts": Dexter District Library.

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Craft activity for youth of all ages. Supplies provided. Snacks.
11 a.m.-noon, DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Holiday Cards & Crafts": Dexter District Library.

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Craft activity for youth of all ages. Supplies provided. Snacks.
11 a.m.-noon, DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Sat. & Sun. (except Dec. 31) and Dec. 27-29. Various audiovisual planetarium shows. The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun., and 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 27-29) is an exploration of the current night sky. Seasons of Light (12:30 p.m. Sat. & Dec. 27-29, & 2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an audiovisual show about various ancient and modern solstice celebrations, including Christmas and Hanukkah.
Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m. 

"Hand Balance": A2 Aviary.

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Would you like to turn the world upside down while remaining on the ground? Or perhaps you have some handstand experience but want to learn new tips and tricks? This class works with all level students on building the courage and strategies for inversions on the hands, head, and arms. We will focus on alignment, flexibility, and strength, as well as covering spotting, falling, breath, and subtle adjustment. More experienced students will be working on progressively more challenging poses and transitions. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by demonstration of handstand tips and tricks, and practice with spotters. Please register via the included link before arriving to class.
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/this-weeks-schedule/ [map]



 Noon-5 p.m. 

11th Annual Holiday Studio Sale.

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Dec. 9 & 10. Show and sale of works by local artists, including book arts by Jean Buescher Bartlett, ceramics by John Leyland, silk and wool by Michelle Montour, porcelain works by Kate Tremel, and hand-crafted chocolates by Sweet Gem Confections candy maker Nancy Biehn.
Noon-5 p.m., Tremel residence, 627 Gott St. (off Miller). Free admission. 327-3727. [map]



 Noon-7 p.m. 

3rd Annual Holiday Market: Ypsi Alloy Studios.

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Dec. 9 & 10. Show and sale of fine art and handmade gifts made by studio members, including sculpture, woodworking, ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking, jewelry, housewares, and more. Treats. Cash bar.
Noon-7 p.m., Ypsi Alloy Studios, 564 S. Mansfield (south off W. Michigan Ave. just east of Ellsworth), Ypsilanti. Free admission. ypsi.alloy@gmail.com, ypsialloy.com. [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 

U-M Men's Basketball vs. Indiana.

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Big Ten opener. The U-M also has games this month against UCLA (Dec. 9, noon), Alabama A&M (Dec. 21, 9 p.m.), and Jacksonville (Dec. 30, 6 p.m.).
12:30 p.m., Crisler Center. Ticket prices $15-$60. 764-0247. [map]


 12:45-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Citizens' Climate Lobby Ann Arbor chapter.

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Learn how you can make a difference on global warming. CCL's mission is to create the political will for a livable world. We train and support volunteers to reclaim their democracy and engage elected officials and the media to generate the political will for solutions that will stabilize the Earth's climate. Our focus is to build support for federal legislation to place a steadily increasing fee on fossil fuels in which all of the revenue is returned directly to households. Our monthly meetings feature a teleconference call with the national organization (which starts promptly at 1pm), followed by discussion of local actions.
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor - Saline Rd. Free. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org http://annarborccl.org [map]



 12:55 p.m. 

"Hansel and Gretel": Fathom Events.

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Broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's 2008 production of Humperdinck's classic opera, an enchantingly ingenuous adaptation of the Grimm fairy tale about a brother and sister who are lost in the woods, where they are imprisoned by an evil witch. Originally creating it as an entertainment for his own family, Humperdinck based the score on captivating popular songs and rhythms. An immediate hit in its 1893 premiere in Germany, Hansel and Gretel quickly became a holiday tradition around the world.
12:55 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $14 (Quality 16) & $19 (Rave) in advance at fathomevents.com/met1718-hansel-and-gretel and at the door. 827-2863 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 1 p.m. 

The grand Re-Opening of the State Theatre.

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The Michigan Theater Foundation is pleased to reveal the newly remodeled State Theatre this December. The theatre will open to Michigan Theater members on December 8th and to the general public on December 9th. Tickets will go on sale later this month. The State Theatre is located at 233 S. State Street at the intersection of State Street and Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The State Theatre was built in 1942 and designed by architect C. Howard Crane, who also built the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Throughout the years ownership changed several times and when the last building owners showed desire to repurpose the theater for other uses, the Michigan Theater Foundation (MTF) stepped in to save the State. MTF purchased the historic theater in 2014 and has made it their mission to protect its successful multi-screen business model and expand its service to the community.

The State Theatre has been a visual and activity anchor for downtown Ann Arbor for 75 years. It bri
State Theatre, 233 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $10 for adults / $8 for students, seniors, and children under 12 / $7.50 for Michigan & State Theater members / Matinees are $7 for all guests / Late night & Midnight shows are $8. 734-668-8397. http://statetheatrea2.org/contactus [map]


 1-2:15 p.m. 

"Flexitortion": A2 Aviary.

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This 75 minute class can take your flexibility from basic warming up stretching to beginning contortion poses. All levels are welcome, as students train at their own pace with instructor guidance. We will focus on safely exploring your limits through proper warming techniques and mat exercises to take home. Please bring your own yoga mat, if possible. Come increase your bendy power, learn to prevent injuries through safe stretching, breathe, and stretch in a supportive environment. It is strongly recommended that this class be taken as your final physical activity of the day, and not as a warm up for other activities. Please register via the included link before arriving to class.
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/this-weeks-schedule/ [map]



 1, 4, & 6:50 p.m. 

"The Square": State Theatre.

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(Ruben Ostlund, 2017). Satirical drama about a curator at a contemporary art museum who experiences an existential crisis.

Dec. 8 showtimes are for members only.
State Theatre. 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.


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Maize 'n' Blue Intrasquad: U-M Men's Gymnastics.

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The U-M men's gymnastics team, a perennial national power that has won 3 NCAA national championships in the past 8 years, prepares for the 2018 season with an intrasquad meet.
1 p.m., Cliff Keen Arena, S. State at Hoover. Free. 764-0247.


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun., except Dec. 24. All invited to view Sven the reindeer on the conservancy's Stone Stage (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a cougar, prairie dogs, kangaroos, giant tortoises, arctic foxes, and others. Bring a snack to eat in the picnic areas, if you wish.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $8 (kids ages 2-12, $6; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Hoppin' Holidays": Chelsea District Library.

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Family-friendly event includes a petting zoo and holiday craft activities. Snacks provided. Attendees encouraged to bring a personal hygiene product for the Homeless Teen Holiday Hygiene Drive.
1-3 p.m., CDL McKune rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 1 & 3:30 p.m. 

"Peter Pan Jr.": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Junior Theatre.

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Dec. 8-10. Laurie Atwood and Chris Joseph direct young local actors in a junior version of Carolyn Leigh and Moose Charlap's Broadway musical, based on J.M. Barrie's popular children's novel about a magical boy who transports 3 English children to Never Never Land. The show's most memorable tunes include the exuberant "I'm Flying" and "I've Gotta Crow."
7:30 p.m. (Fri.) and 1 & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Children's Creative Center, 1600 Pauline. Tickets $10 (kids, $8) in advance & at the door. 971-2228. [map]


 1-4 p.m. 

"Splash Day": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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A family-oriented afternoon of pool games and contests. Prizes.
1:30-3:30 p.m., Mack Indoor Pool, 715 Brooks. $5 (youth age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & older, $4). 794-6234. [map]


 1:10 p.m. 

"Human Flow": State Theatre.

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(Ai Weiwei, 2017). Documentary chronicling a year of the global refugee crisis through a series of personal, deeply-felt stories.

Dec. 8 showtimes are for members only.
State Theatre. 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.


 1:20, 4:20, 7:10, & 9:35 p.m. 

"The Disaster Artist": State Theatre.

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(James Franco, 2017). Biopic about writer/director Tommy Wiseau, the man behind The Room, the film often called "the Citizen Kane of bad movies." James Franco, Seth Rogan, Alison Brie.

Dec. 8 showtimes are for members only.
State Theatre. 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.


 1:30, 4:30, 7:15, 9:15, & 10 p.m. 

"Lady Bird": Michigan Theater/ State Theatre.

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(Greta Gerwig, 2017). Critically-acclaimed drama exploring the bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf.

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Film begins playing at the State Theatre Dec. 8. All Dec. 8 shows are for members only. Film plays at both Michigan Theater & State Theatre. See individual showtimes for venue information.
Michigan Theater/State Theatre. 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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Dinosaur Tours: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. 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! 

Holiday Open House with Con Lehane, Meg Macy, and Sarah Zettel: Aunt Agatha's.

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These 3 mystery writers discuss their latest books. Lehane's Murder in the Manuscript Room is the 2nd in his 42nd Street Library Mystery series about a witty librarian-turned reluctant sleuth. Macy's Bearly Departed, the 1st in her Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery series, is about a teddy bear factory manager who launches an amateur investigation to clear the prime suspect, her uncle. Zettel's Familiar Motives, written under her "Delia James" pseudonym, is the 3rd of her Witch's Cat Mysteries about an artist/witch living in Portsmouth (NH) with her familiar, a cat named Alistair. Lehane is signing.
2 p.m., Aunt Agatha's, 213 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-1114. [map]


 2 p.m. 

Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant: University of Michigan Gilbert & Sullivan Society (UMGASS).

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UMGASS presents Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera Princess Ida, in which the title character escapes an arranged marriage to found a women's university at Castle Adamant, where men are barred under penalty of death. Her fiancé, Prince Hilarion, decides to infiltrate the college from within, as his father, King Hildebrand, prepares to attack the castle from without. Romance, drama, and hilarity ensue as both ingrained conflicts and hidden identities are sorted out. Sullivan's contribution is particularly well regarded in this piece, with a sequence of musical gems in Act II known as 'the string of pearls.' U-M students Alexandra Kzeski and Christopher Kendall star as Ida and Hilarion, with support from UMGASS veterans Don Regan and Phillip Rhodes, and UMGASS newcomers Amanda Williams, Elizabeth Mitchell, Sounak Das, and Benjamin Powell, among others. David Andrews directs, with music direction by Daniel Bachelis.
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, 911 N. University Avenue. $10-$25. 800-838-3006. umgassexec@umich.edu http://www.umgass.org [map]



 2 p.m. 

"Little Women": Wild Swan Theater.

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Dec. 7-10. This award-winning local children's theater company performs its stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic about 4 Civil War-era sisters growing up in Civil War-era New England. When their beloved mother must leave them to visit their ailing father at the front, the sisters, including a tomboyish aspiring writer, must face life together. Appropriate for kids age 8 & up.
10 a.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 12:30 p.m. (Fri.), & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (seniors age 60 & over and kids, $8; lap passes for kids age 2 & under, $3) in advance at wildswantheater.org and at the door. 995-0530. [map]



 2 & 8 p.m. 

"Princess Ida": U-M Gilbert and Sullivan Society.

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Dec. 7-10. David Andrews directs this accomplished local town-and-gown company in Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operetta about a feminist princess who rebels against her arranged marriage and retreats to Castle Adamant, where she runs a college for women. The intended bridegroom, Prince Hilarion, and his two best friends disguise themselves as women in order to infiltrate Ida's fortress--meanwhile, Hilarion's father takes Ida's father, an inveterate grumbler, prisoner and proceeds to make the captive king miserable by treating him with the utmost kindness. Cast includes Alexandra Kzesi, Elizabeth Mitchell, Amanda Williams, Jaime Sharp, Christina Cueto, Beth Ballbach, Grace Davis, Benjamin Powell, Don Regan, Phillip Rhodes, Christopher Kendall, Patrick Takata, Sounak Das, Natan Zamansky, Stephan Lemmer, Jeff Spindler. Musical direction by Daniel Bachelis.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, 911 North University. Tickets $22 & $25 (seniors, $20 & $22; students, $10 & $12) in advance at umgass.brownpapertickets.com and at the door. umgassexec@umich.edu, (800) 838-3006. [map]


 2-3 & 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

"STEM for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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U-M technical writing students lead an interactive program TBA for adults and teens in grade 6 & up.
2-3 or 4-5 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 2:30 p.m. 

53rd Annual Community Messiah Sing.

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All interested people capable of reading and performing the vocal parts are invited to join this friendly, informal, unrehearsed performance of Handel's beloved oratorio. Between 150 and 200 singers usually participate, including professionals, semiprofessionals, serious amateurs, families, and church choirs. A volunteer orchestra of 40 to 50 instrumentalists is also needed; prospective players should call the number below as soon as possible to ensure section balance. Directed by Richard Ingram. Scores provided, or participants may bring their own. (The Prout edition, published by Schirmer, is used.) Orchestra players should bring their own stands and be ready for a warm-up at 1:30 p.m. Cider, water, and hot tea provided; bring goodies to share.
2:30 p.m., St. Clare Episcopal Church, 2309 Packard. $5 suggested donation to help defray cost of using the building. Prospective orchestra members should contact Meg Gower at megower@umich.edu or 433-0150. [map]


 2:30 p.m. 

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

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Boston-area caller Lisa Greenleaf leads to music by Judi Morningstar, Susie Lorand, and Steve Schneider. For experienced dancers. Followed by a potluck dinner; bring a dish to share.
2:30-5:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $12 (members, $10). (248) 288-4737. [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.


 2:30-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Afternoon": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to play board games in the AADL collection, including Oregon Trail, Ticket to Ride, Yeti in My Spaghetti, Dominion, Sushi Go, Stratego, Grand Austria Hotel, Space Team, & more. Bring your own, if you wish.
2:30-5:30 p.m., AADL Westgate Branch West Side Room, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 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]


 3 & 8 p.m. 

Ebird & Friends Holiday Show: The Ark.

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Dec. 7-9. Erin Zindle, the fiery fiddling frontwoman of the classy local progressive country-rock band the Ragbirds who has also released a solo CD, Scenes from the Fragile, Agile Avian World, is joined by several established and up-and-coming luminaries of the Michigan music scene for her very popular annual program of new and old holiday music. This year's cast includes Joe Hertler, May Erlewine, Rachael Davis, Mark Lavengood, Abigail Stauffer, Brad Philips, Jen Sygit, and Jessica McCumons, as well as members of the Ragbirds, the Appleseed Collective, the Macpodz, and more.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat.), the Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25-$50 (kids age 10 & under, $15 for Sat. matinee only) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 3 & 7:30 p.m. 

The Year Without A Panto Claus: Theatre NOVA.

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2017 was a bummer of a year. When Santa gets depressed, he decides to pack it in and disappear. Two of his elves search far and near looking for some genuine Christmas cheer. Arriving at a few decidedly un-Christmas-y locations, they face the wrath of the Heat and Snow Miser twins, the tropical town's grumpy citizens, and a mysterious Russian bombshell named Vixen.
From the team that brought you An Almost British Christmas and Sugar Plum Panto, this hilarious romp is just what the therapist ordered to add a little levity to your holiday season. Bring the whole family to laugh, boo, hiss, and sing your way through another fun-filled night of heroes and villains, updated pop songs, holiday favorites, and merriment.
Theatre NOVA, 410 w Huron. $20, Pay-What-You-Can available. 734-635-8450. a2theatrenova@gmail.com http://www.artful.ly/theatre-nova/store/events [map]



 3 p.m. 

"A Boychoir Christmas": Boychoir of Ann Arbor.

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Dec. 9 & 10. New music director John Boonenberg leads this local ensemble of boys ages 8-18 in its 31st annual Christmas concert. The program opens with the processional "Once in royal David's city," with the 1st verse sung by a solo boy, and concludes with John Gardner's "Tomorrow shall be my dancing day." The featured works range from John Rutter's setting of Robert Herrick's "What Sweeter Music" to the contemporary "Carol of the Stranger" by Abbie Betinis, the grand-niece of famed Christmas carol composer Alfred Burt, who has revived Burt's tradition of writing an annual carol. Also, British composer Bob Chilcott's "The Sparrows' Carol," a new arrangement of "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" with flute and guitar accompaniment, 19th-century German organist-composer Wilhelm Greef's motet "Das Volk so im Finstern wandelt," and Kyle Haugen's raucous setting of "I Wonder as I Wander." Audience sing-alongs of "Hark! The herald angels sing" and "O come, all ye faithful" are kicked off with a soaring Boychoir descant verse. This popular annual concert usually sells out.
3 p.m. (Sat.), First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw, & 4 p.m. (Sun.), Concordia University Chapel of the Holy Trinity, 4090 Geddes at Earhart. Tickets $20 (students & seniors, $15; youths 17 & under, free) in advance at aaboychoir.org/reserve.html and BoychoirA2+Tickets@gmail.com, and at the door. 663-5377. [map]


 3 & 8 p.m. 

"God of Carnage": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 28-Dec. 16 (except Nov. 23). Lauren Knox directs Christopher Hampton's 2009 Tony-winning translation of French playwright Yasmina Reza's dark comedy of manners about 2 couples who meet at one of their homes to discuss a playground altercation between their young children. Hostility rumbles just under the surface, as their civilized battle of wits devolves into a hilariously childish chaos. (Purple Rose founder Jeff Daniels earned a Tony nomination for his role in the original Broadway production.) Stars Rusty Mewha, Kate Thomsen, Guy Sanville, and Michelle Mountain.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed., Sat., Nov. 24, & Dec. 14), & 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. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]


 3 & 7:30 p.m. 

"The Year Without a Panto Claus": Theatre Nova.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Dec. 1-31. Melissa Freilich directs the world premiere of Theatre Nova artistic director Carla Milarch and local composer R. Mackenzie Lewis's musical panto. When Santa disappears after calling off Christmas, 2 of his elves try to find him in some unlikely locations. A panto is a British pantomime genre that blends children's stories with a bit of vaudeville sensibility to create a raucous family entertainment. This production features appearances by local celebrities, and all the candy you can eat. Stars Ramona Burns, Lisa Michaels, and Scott Screws.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.- Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) $20 (kids, $10) 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]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Christmas Concert: Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

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The Detroit Handbell Ensemble, directed by Brenda Austin, presents a program of holiday music.
4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 665-6158. [map]


 4 p.m. 

Holiday Hustle 5K & 1 Mile: RF Events.

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Custom medal to all 5k Finishers! Festive medal to all 1 Mile Finishers! Custom knit beanie to all participants!
Naughty or nice, walker or runner, come breathe in the December night air, BURN A FEW HOLIDAY CALORIES and give back to others. A silly, hilly out and back course that will take in the neighborhood light displays and give you a chance to see the flashing gang ahead or behind you! Flashing gang? Yes! Register early and the first 500 get a choice of some flashing or jingling flare (to be picked up at packet pick up).
This charity event donates $5 of your entry fee to local Dexter charities. Bring canned or non perishable food items for the needy and get a raffle ticket for each item!
Monument Park, Baker Rd. @ Main St., Dexter. $19 - $40. (734) 929-9027. info@rfevents.com http://www.runholiday5k.com



 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Holiday Hustle": Running Fit.

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Competitive 5-km run/walk (4:30 p.m.) with awards for the top 3 finishers in various age categories, and a 1-mile fun run (4 p.m.).
4 p.m., Monument Park, downtown Dexter. 5-km run: $34 before Dec. 7 & $40 race weekend. Fun Run: $29 before Dec. 7 & $35 race weekend for adults, $19 before Dec. 7 & $25 race weekend for age 17 & under. Preregistration available at runholiday5k.com. 426-1175.


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat., except Dec. 30. 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]


 4:10 & 6:40 p.m. 

"Destined": State Theatre.

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(Quasim Basir, 2016). Drama about the parallel lives of 2 men-one an architect, the other a drug dealer-and how the smallest incident can be life changing. Showtimes on Dec. 8 are for members only.
State Theatre. 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.


 4:15 p.m. 

"Novitiate": Michigan Theater.

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(Margaret Betts, 2017). Drama set in the late 50s & early 60s about a young novice nun caught between different factions that arise with the introduction of Vatican II.
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, 7:30, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri": Michigan Theater.

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(Martin McDonagh, 2017). Darkly comic drama about a mother who challenges the town's revered police chief to solve her daughter's murder. Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson.
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 p.m.  Free! 

Christmas Concert: Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

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The Detroit Handbell Ensemble, directed by Brenda Austin, presents a program of holiday music.
4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 665-6158. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Grand Opening: Lulu Beauty Lounge & Academy.

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You are invited to attend the Grand Opening Party of Lulu Beauty Lounge & Academy on Saturday, Dec.9 from 5-9pm, at 4569 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.
We are an exclusive, luxury, women's beauty lounge that specializes in advanced services such as eyelash and hair extensions, microblading, bridal events, and makeup services. Our services also include hair botox treatments, exclusive Lulu oil bar healing hair treatments, and keratin treatments.
Lulu Academy is for the beauty professional who want to become a master artist in the areas of eyelash extensions, hair extensions, makeup artistry, and bridal and special occasion styling courses.
Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres, henna art, image consulting, raffle prizes that include free services, and the opportunity to relax and enjoy an evening in a beautiful new lounge environment. All are welcome!
Lulu Beauty Lounge & Academy, 4569 Washtenaw Ave, ste C. Free. 734-263-2476. lulubeautyloungemi@gmail.com www.lulubeautyloungemi.com [map]



 5 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Music students perform in various woodwind and brass chamber ensembles.
5 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [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]


 6-8 p.m. 

The Christmas Village Collection - Open House at Gordon Hall: Dexter Area Historical Society.

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Gordon Hall will host an open house from 6pm to 8pm on Saturday December 9, Sunday December 10, Wednesday December 27, and Thursday December 28. Visitors will tour the Christmas Village Collection, a magical display of Milt Campbell's huge collection of Department 56 villages. This collection was traditionally seen in the windows of Huron Camera in downtown Dexter throughout the holiday season, and is a favorite destination for families. Presented by the Dexter Area Historical Society. Suggested donation: $5/adult. Location: Gordon Hall, 8341 Island Lake Rd, Dexter, MI. Free onsite parking. For more information call 734-426-2519, or visit our website at www.dexterhistory.org/upcoming-events or Facebook page: www.facebook.com/dexterhistory
Gordon Hall, 8341 Island Lake Road, Dexter. Donation. $5/adult. 734-426-2519. dexmuseum@aol.com www.dexterhistory.org [map]



 6-8 p.m. 

"Christmas at the Mansion": Dexter Area Historical Society.

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Two days of seasonal events at Gordon Hall, the 19th-century mansion built by Dexter founder Judge Samuel Dexter whose many rooms have all been lavishly decorated for the holidays. Display of the museum's Christmas Vintage Collection, Milt Campbell's huge collection of Department 56 collectible holiday houses, buildings, and figures that was once traditionally seen in the windows of Huron Camera in downtown Dexter throughout the holiday season. On Sat., Santa is on hand to talk with kids, who also can make their own gingerbread house to take home. Also, the museum hosts an open house ($5 per adult) to view the Christmas Vintage Collection, 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 9, 10, 27, & 28. Dec. 3: "If Teapots Could Talk: A Christmas Tea." Light lunch with tea sandwiches and desserts and tour of Gordon Hall.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) and 1 & 4 p.m. seatings (Sun.), Gordon Hall, 8347 Island Lake Rd. (off Dexter-Pinckney Rd. just west of downtown Dexter). $5 on Sat., $25 on Sun. Reservations required for Sun. by calling 395-4106. 426-4767. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

Fall Concert: Maize Mirchi.

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This South Asian-inspired U-M student a cappella ensemble performs student-written arrangements of music that borrows from Bollywood, Indian classical music, and Western music. Also, performances by other U-M student groups TBA.
6:30 p.m., Angell Hall Auditorium A, 435 S. State. Tickets TBA. Maizemirchiofficial.com. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Annual Holiday Kirtan": Ann Arbor Kirtan.

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All invited to join a group performance of this traditional devotional call-and-response music based on Hindu Vaishnava texts and the writings of poet/saints. Accompanied by live music based on rhythmic Indian ragas on bass guitar, tabla, and drums. The program begins with a social hour (bring a healthy snack or dessert to share). Chai & a selection of teas served.
6:30-9:30 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill. Free, but donations accepted. 761-7435. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"The Nutcracker": Academy of Russian Classical Ballet.

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Faculty and students from this suburban Detroit ballet school perform Tchaikovsky's ballet.
6:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $35 in advance at all Ticketmaster outlets (ticketmaster.com) & russianclassicalballet.com, and at the door. (248) 982-7882. [map]


 7 p.m. 

1942 Films: State Theatre.

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Movies that played at the State the year it opened.

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Dec. 8: "Anchors Aweigh," George Sidney's 1945 musical starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra as two sailors on leave. 7 p.m. "The Fleet's In" screening has been canceled due to a distribution issue. Tickets already purchased will be accepted for "Anchors Aweigh." For a refund, call 668-8397.

Dec. 9: "Saboteur" (Alfred Hitchcock, 1942). Thriller about a factory worker accused of sabotage and murder but who is actually the fall guy for a Nazi spy ring. Robert Cummings, Priscilla Lane. 7 p.m.

Dec. 10 & 13: "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (Michael Curtiz, 1942). Upbeat, toe-tapping biopic about Broadway showman George M. Cohan, highlighted by the songs "Give My Regards to Broadway" and "Over There." James Cagney. 7 p.m. (Dec. 10) & 4 p.m. (Dec. 13).

Dec. 11 & 12: "Woman of the Year" (George Stevens, 1942). The first rom-com starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn features a modern-day "taming of the shrew" plot where a sophisticated and independent foreign correspondent feuds with and eventually marries a crusty New York sportswriter. 7 p.m. (Dec. 11) & 4 p.m. (Dec. 12).

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Various times, State Theatre. 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.


 7 p.m. 

Ballet Chelsea and the Jackson Symphony Present The Nutcracker: Ballet Chelsea.

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Join the excitement! This special collaboration between Ballet Chelsea and The Jackson Symphony Orchestra is an event not to be missed! Ballet Chelsea commemorates its 20th Anniversary presentation of The Nutcracker by joining forces with the JSO for what will be an unforgettable, enchanting experience. Join us on December 8 at the Potter Center in Jackson, or, December 9 and 10 at Chelsea High School. Tickets go on sale November 1, 2017.
Potter Center, Jackson, MI and Chelsea High School, Chelsea, MI, 2111 Emmons Rd., Jackson or 740 N. Freer Rd., Chelsea, Chelsea. $20 - $25. 734-475-3070. info@balletchelsea.org balletchelsea.org [map]



 7-10:30 p.m. 

"An Evening of Music, Poetry, and Light": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth Cafe 704 Coffeehouse.

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Performances by several local artists, including the barbershop quartet Algorithm, composer-pianist Alaura Massaro, guitarist Craig Brann, drummer Don Allen, multi-instrumentalist Laurel Emrys, poet-storyteller Jill Halpern, composer-percussionist Curtis Glatter, jazz vocalist Marlena Studer, and multi-instrumentalist Laz Slomovits of the veteran local acoustic folk duo Gemini.
7-10:30 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $20 requested donation. 327-0270. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Economic Justice Revival": The Nicaragua Project of Ann Arbor.

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Talk by U-M social work grad student Erika Murcia about her work with this nonprofit to create a workers' cooperative in Nicaragua. Also, screening of The Mondragon Experiment, a documentary chronicling one of the world's most successful workers' cooperatives in Mondragon, Spain. Live traditional Nicaraguan music and Nicaraguan finger foods.
7-9 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium. Free, donations welcome. 846-0448. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Harvey": EMU Theatre Department.

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Dec. 1-3 & 7-10. EMU drama professor John Seibert directs EMU drama students in Mary Chase's beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning play, best known from the 1950 Jimmy Stewart film, about a gentle tippler and his imaginary friend Harvey, an invisible six-foot-tall rabbit.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Quirk Theater, Ford St. (off Lowell at Jarvis), Ypsilanti. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $12; kids 12 & under, $7) in advance at emutix.com and by phone (487-2282), and at the door. 487-1221. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Nutcracker": Dance Alliance.

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Dec. 9 & 10. Lisa Darby Clark directs local dancers and members of Jazz Dance Theater in Dance Alliance's 20th annual production of Tchaikovsky's ballet. Also, at 1 p.m. on Dec. 10, tea with the cast (tickets process TBA) in the Saline High School commons area.
7 p.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sun.), Ellen Ewing Performing Arts Center, Saline High School, 1300 Campus Pkwy., Saline. Tickets $13 in advance at Dance Alliance & The Dancer's Boutique, and at the door. 429-9599. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Nutcracker": Ballet Chelsea.

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Wendi DuBois directs this Chelsea-based troupe of young dancers ages 8-18 in a production of her choreography of Tchaikovsky's ballet, with narration based on E.T.A. Hoffman's "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King." The Jackson Symphony Orchestra provides live accompaniment. The Sun. matinee is preceded at 12:30 p.m. by a Sugar Plum Fairy Tea ($10 in advance only) featuring cast visits and photos, and refreshments.
7 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Chelsea High School, 740 N. Freer, Chelsea. $15-25 (students, $10-20) in advance at balletchelsea.org and at the door. 475-3070. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

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

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Lisa Greenleaf (see 2:30 p.m. dance above) calls to music by Judi Morningstar, Susie Lorand and Bob Hubbach. Beginners welcome; all dances taught. Wear loose fitting clothing and flat non-slip shoes (running shoes OK). Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass) and at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $11 (members, $10; age 29 & under, $5). 945-1343. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Britten Cello Suites: Chamber Music Michigan.

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This local chamber music ensemble performs Benjamin Britten's cello suites nos. 1, 2, & 3.
7:30 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. chambermusicmichigan.com. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m. 

"Holiday Ballroom Dance": Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation.

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Ballroom dancing to recorded music. No partner necessary. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a beginning waltz lesson.
7:30-9 p.m., Pittsfield Twp. Community Center, 701 Ellsworth. $5 at the door only. 822-2117. [map]


 7:45-11 p.m. 

"19th-Century Parisian Ball": Grand Traditions Vintage Dance Academy.

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Various 19th-century dances popular in Paris and the rest of France, including French contra dances and quadrille figures, European polka and mazurka, haunting waltzes, and a stirring traditional farandole from the south of France. Period ball dress encouraged. All dance levels welcome. Preceded at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. by dance lessons.
7:45-11 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), Saline. $30 (includes lessons). Preregistration requested at vintagedance.com/vict-ball.htm. 769-0041. [map]


 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Matthew Broussard: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Dec. 7-9. Young Atlanta-bred comic who was named Houston's Funniest Person in 2012 for his playful humor directed at unlikely topics like physics and grammar, along with offbeat matters like the hardships entailed in looking like a villain from an 80s movie. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $11 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $16 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant: University of Michigan Gilbert & Sullivan Society (UMGASS).

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UMGASS presents Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera Princess Ida, in which the title character escapes an arranged marriage to found a women's university at Castle Adamant, where men are barred under penalty of death. Her fiancé, Prince Hilarion, decides to infiltrate the college from within, as his father, King Hildebrand, prepares to attack the castle from without. Romance, drama, and hilarity ensue as both ingrained conflicts and hidden identities are sorted out. Sullivan's contribution is particularly well regarded in this piece, with a sequence of musical gems in Act II known as 'the string of pearls.' U-M students Alexandra Kzeski and Christopher Kendall star as Ida and Hilarion, with support from UMGASS veterans Don Regan and Phillip Rhodes, and UMGASS newcomers Amanda Williams, Elizabeth Mitchell, Sounak Das, and Benjamin Powell, among others. David Andrews directs, with music direction by Daniel Bachelis.
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, 911 N. University Avenue. $10-$25. 800-838-3006. umgassexec@umich.edu http://www.umgass.org [map]



 8 p.m. 

"A Heritage Holiday": George Shirley Scholarship Fundraiser (Kerrytown Concert House).

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Performances by mezzo-soprano Freda Herseth, soprano Latoya Lain, baritone Bradley Baker, pianists Kathryn Goodson and Matthew Thompson, Will Patterson's Our Own Thing Chorale, and 2017 George Shirley scholarship winners TBA. Proceeds benefit this scholarship awarded to U-M voice students.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $20-$35 (students, $10). Reservations recommended. kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Anything Goes": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Nov. 24-Dec. 23. This professional theater company performs Cole Porter's delightful Depression-era musical set aboard a sumptuous Art Deco luxury liner en route from New York to London. The story pokes merry fun at the moral hypocrisy of 1930s high society as it follows the escapades of a gangster (Public Enemy No. 13) escaping to England disguised as a minister, a young ingenue pursuing an energetic young stockbroker, and an upper-class Englishman (betrothed to the ingenue) with eyes for a nightclub singer who happens to be looking for a husband. Despite its satirical edge, the heart of the play is its musical score, which features some of Porter's brightest music and most impishly sophisticated lyrics. It abounds in songs that have become popular standards, including the title song, "I Get a Kick Out of You," "You're the Top," "It's Delovely," "Blow, Gabriel, Blow," and many more.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), & 7 p.m. (Thurs.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $31 (seniors, $29; youth & groups of 10 or more, $27) on Thurs.; $35 (seniors, $33; youth & groups of 10 or more, $31) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $33 (seniors, $31; youth & groups of 10 or more, $29) 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]


 8 p.m. 

"halfway between": U-M Dance Department B.F.A. Dance Concert.

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Dec. 7, 8, & 9. Senior U-M dance majors Danielle Fattore, Yoshiko Iwai, and Callie Munn present a concert of their choreography. Each performs a solo and presents a group work.
8 p.m., U-M Dance Bldg. Betty Pease Studio, 1310 North University Ct. $7 at the door only. 763-5460. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Music for Choir and Organ": U-M Chamber Choir.

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Jerry Blackstone conducts this ensemble of music majors in Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts composer-in-residence Mason Bates' Mass Transmission for chorus, organ, and electronica with guest organist Scott VanOrnum. It tells the story of distantly separated family--a Dutch girl sent to be a government page in the colonial East Indies and her mother, thousands of miles away in the Dutch Telegraph Office--communicating over the earliest radio transmissions. Also, Handel's "Zadok the Priest," Morton Lauridsen's "O magnum mysterium," Jonathan Dove's "Seek Him That Maketh the Seven Stars," Will Todd's "My Lord has come," and Tarik O'Regan's "Turn," "Laus et gloria," and "O nata lux."
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. & Sat. (except Dec. 29 & 30). Comedic improv by experienced local performers. On Dec. 1, 8, & 15 at 10 p.m., the actors perform "Holiday Stories," one-act improvised plays that kick off each time with a holiday memory to guide the actors. On Dec. 22 & 23 at 10 p.m., "Shakespearean Improv" is devoted to one-act improvised plays inspired by Shakespeare.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Tickets $12 (8 p.m.) & $10 (10 p.m.) in advance at pointlessbrew.com/improv-shows and at the door. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Merry Wives of Windsor": U-M Theatre Department.

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Dec. 7-10. U-M theatre professor John Neville-Andrews directs U-M theatre students in Shakespeare's high-spirited farce, which features Shakespeare's best-loved comic character, the charming yet roguish knight Falstaff, who schemes to charm his way into the hearts and purses of 2 ladies who decide to beat the portly braggart at his own game.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $24-$30 (students, $12) in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu, the Michigan League Ticket Office, and (if available) at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Violet": U-M Musical Theatre Department.

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Dec. 7-10. U-M musical theatre professor Mark Madama directs musical theatre students in Brian Cawley & Jeanine Tesori's 2014 Tony-nominated musical, adapted from Doris Betts' short story "The Ugliest Pilgrim," about a young disfigured woman who travels from North Carolina to Oklahoma in hopes of being healed. Tesori's score, "with its tangy flavors of country, gospel, blues, and honky-tonk rock, is also perhaps her warmest and most accessible," according to a New York Times review. She recently won a Tony for her adaptation of Fun Home, Alison Bechtel's graphic memoir.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $20 (students, $12) at the Michigan League Box Office in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]


 9 p.m. 

"Bauble Heads: A Christmas X-travaganza": Neighborhood Theatre Group.

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Daniel Ghastin reprises his role as cabaret emcee Fence Bishop in this holiday-themed revue. With Aaron Dean, Tom Hett, Brittney Nobles, Angela VanKempen, and Craig VanKempen, along with local storyteller Patti Smith and the local Push Ups improv team. All proceeds benefit Corner Health Center, which provides free confidential health services to Washtenaw County youth aged 12-25.
9 p.m., Tap Room, 201 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. $10 cash suggested donation at the door only. 657-2337. [map]


 10 & 10:10 p.m. 

Late Night Films at the State Theatre.

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Dec. 8: "Harold and Maude"(Hal Ashby, 1972). Dark comedy about the love affair between a death-obsessed young man and a spry octogenarian, with music by Cat Stevens. Bud Cort, Ruth Gordon. For members only. 10 p.m.

Dec. 8: "The Big Lebowski"(Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998). Beloved comedy starring Jeff Bridges as an L.A. slacker who's commissioned by a namesake to ransom the latter's kidnapped trophy wife. John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore. 10 p.m.

Dec. 9: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"(Dick Sharman, 1975). Cult classic musical about a fresh-scrubbed pair who find themselves the guests of a Transylvanian transsexual transvestite. Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Meatloaf. 10 & 10:10 p.m.
Most shows 10 p.m., State Theatre. Tickets: $8. michtheater.org, 668-TIME.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Anthony Retka & Emily Rose

Singer-songwriter duo of Tone & Niche frontman Retka and Rose of the Americana duo Escaping Pavement. [venue info]

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Anthony Retka & Emily Rose

Singer-songwriter duo of Tone & Niche frontman Retka and Rose of the Americana duo Escaping Pavement. [venue info]

Avalon Cafe & Kitchen: Max Bowen Duo

Jazz ensemble led by local guitarist Bowen. [venue info]

B-Side: "Battle of the Bands."

Eight local teen bands compete in a 3-round contest for the grand prize of a main stage performance at the Summer Festival Top of the Park, a live performance on WCBN-FM, and half a gallon of moose tracks ice cream. Contestants are the defending champion, the local R&B band Rosewood, along with, Spongebob Swing Pants, Dark Serenity, The Left Lanes, Krown Ego, The Present Company, Infernal Chimps, and Colorless Exile. 7:30 p.m. (does open at 6:30 p.m.). [venue info]

Blind Pig: Chirp

Local jazz-inflected progressive funk-rock quartet. Opening acts are Melophobix, a Grand Rapids reggae, rock, and funk septet, and Act Casual, a local rock, blues, and funk quintet. Advance tickets: $8 (age 20 & under, $11). [venue info]

Blue Nile: Louis Johnson

Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist. On Saturdays he is joined by bassist Will Austin and other friends TBA. [venue info]

Club Above: Red Robe

Lansing post-hardcore rock trio. Opening acts TBA. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Wire in the Wood

Local acoustic string quartet led by singer-songwriter Billy Kirst that describes its music as "prog-bluegrass locomotive pulling a lonesome alt-folk boxcar and a swinging Hot-Club caboose." With mandolinist Kyle Rhodes, fiddler Jordan Adema, and bassist Ryan Shea. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Scott Fab

Veteran Ferndale folk-rock singer-songwriter with an enchantingly expressive vocal style. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Guy Hollerin's: The Chris Canas Band

Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: FreeLance

Local dance rock cover band whose repertoire ranges from Earth, Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder to AC/DC and Guns & Roses to Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars. [venue info]

Mash: Darwin Mamassian

Brighton folk singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Steve Nardella Rock 'n' Roll Trio

Ann Arbor's most passionate and compelling roots-rocker performs fiercely cathartic, blues-drenched reworkings of rock 'n' roll and rockabilly classics and obscure gems, along with some authentic Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker blues. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: 2 Man Krew

Jazz standards by the new local duo of saxophonist Jeff Kopmanis and guitarist Tom Bellinson. [venue info]

 
 


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