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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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

Morning Tai-Chi: SUN SHEN.

  community member   < less Master Kim Instructs Senior Student

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 Pastor Neuhaus at or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. [map]

 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth Storyslam: Michigan Radio.

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Jan. 2 & 16. . Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on the monthly theme. Jan. themes: "Ambition" (Jan. 2) & "Achilles Heel" (Jan. 16). The 3 teams of judges are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Space limited, so it's smart to arrive early.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $8. 764-5118. [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]

 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. & Wed. Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult). Note: These storytimes are also offered at the Traverwood (Tues. 11-11:30 a.m.; Wed. 6-6:30 p.m.; & Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m.), Malletts Creek (Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.), Pittsfield (Thurs. 7-7:30 p.m. & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.), and Westgate (Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. except Dec. 25, Wed. 1-1:30 p.m., & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.) branches.
10-10:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 11-11:30 a.m. (Wed.), AADL youth department story room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [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]

 10-11 a.m 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon. except Jan. 1. Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings. Note: Play days are also offered at the Malletts Creek (Tues. 10-11 a.m., & Thurs. 6:30-7:30 p.m.), Pittsfield (Wed., 11 a.m.-noon), Westgate (Thurs. 2-3 p.m.), and Traverwood (Fri. 10:30-11 a.m.) branches.
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Downtown. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Tues. beginning Jan. 9. All age 50 & over invited to join this choir. No experience necessary.
10:30 a.m., Liberty School Band Room, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. Free for first-time visitors ($112 to join). 936-2660. [map]

 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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

 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Please join us for this free 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. [map]

 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Creative Break": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. beginning Jan. 9. All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to take up a predetermined challenge using provided art supplies.
Noon-1:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab (Jan. 9, 23, & 30) & 4th-floor meeting rm. (Jan. 16). Free. 327-8301.

 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Tutoring: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation, writing practice, book study and TOEFL prep 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 & 7 p.m. 

"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre": Fathom Events.

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Jan. 14 & 16. 70th anniversary screening of John Huston's 1948 gritty, taut Western about greed corrupting 3 unlikely prospectors. John Huston, Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, "no stinkin' badges."
2 & 7 p.m., Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $8.25 (matinee) & $10.50 (evening) in advance at and at the door. 973-8424. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Who Gets To Define American Values?": U-M Wallace House.

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HuffPost executive editor Lydia Polgreen discusses the role of a free press in a thriving democracy, with a focus on the current populist moment.
2-3:30 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 998-7666. [map]

 3 p.m. 

"Current Events": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This discussion group is for people interested in current events happening at the local, national and global level. All opinions will be heard courteously. No materials or special expertise required, just an open mind and a good sense of humor.
Instructor Thomas Longworth is a retired Industrial Engineer who resides in Ann Arbor. Instructor Margaret Pooler is a retired librarian who has been a member of the class for over 10 years.
This study group meets for two hours on Tuesdays beginning on January 16th and running through August 28.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road Suite C. $70. 734-998-9351. [map]

 4 & 7 p.m. 

"Daniel Day Lewis Movies": State Theatre.

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A Daniel Day-Lewis retrospective in anticipation of the release of his final film, Phantom Thread.


Films include:

My Left Foot, (Jim Sheridan, 1989). Jan. 16, 4 p.m.

The Last of the Mohicans, (Michael Mann, 1992). Jan. 16, 7 p.m.

In the Name of the Father, (Jim Sheridan, 1993). Jan. 17, 4 p.m.

Gangs of New York, (Martin Scorsese, 2002). Jan. 17, 7 p.m.

Lincoln, (Steven Spielberg, 2012). Jan. 18, 4 p.m.

There Will Be Blood, (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007). Jan. 18, 7 p.m.

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)., 668-TIME.

 4 p.m.  Free! 

UM Frankel Center Lecture: Gregg Gardner: University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

  community member   < less Judaea Half Sheke

What role does money play in Jewish law? Answering this question has long been fraught with difficulty, as the association of Judaism with money has been closely intertwined with negative stereotypes of Jews and anti-Semitism. More broadly, money is often viewed as antithetical to religious values, which are held up as bulwarks against the pursuit of material gain. In this talk, we'll go back to the classical Jewish sources, including the Mishnah and Talmud (in English translation) - texts from the ancient world that form the foundations of Jewish thought and law to this day. We will examine how the ancient rabbis conceptualized money and wealth, and learn how archaeological finds from Israel can help us better understand the formulation of rabbinic thought. We will also discuss how the classical rabbis' view and attitudes have been re-interpreted over time, and how going back to the original sources can give us innovative ideas and insights into the role of money in Jewish law.
Room 2022, 202 S. Thayer St. Free. 734.763.9047. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Money in Classical Jewish Law": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Talk by University of British Columbia Jewish law and ethics professor Gregg Gardner.
4 p.m., 2022 Thayer Bldg., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-9047. [map]

 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Pulling Apart or Hanging Together: Separatism and Nationalism in Catalonia, Scotland, and Northern Italy": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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Panel discussion with U-M history and literature professors.
4-5:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. 764-0351. [map]

 4, 6:45, & 9:15 p.m. 

"The Darkest Hour": Michigan Theater.

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(Joe Wright, 2017). Biopic of Winston Churchill during the early dark days of WWII. Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:15, 7:15, & 10 p.m. 

"I, Tonya": State Theatre.

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(Craig Gillespie, 2017). Biopic about controversial ice skater Tonya Harding. Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney.
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)., 668-TIME.

 4:15, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Shape of Water": Michigan Theater.

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(Guillermo del Toro, 2017). Otherworldly Cold War-era drama about a lonely mute woman who develops a romantic connection with a creature that is the subject of secret government experiments.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:30, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Post": Michigan Theater.

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(Steven Spielberg, 2017). Historical drama about the attempt by the Nixon administration to prevent the publication of the Pentagon Papers, which pushes the country's first female publisher of a nationally prominent newspaper and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalism and government. Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:30, 7:30, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Lady Bird": 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.

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)., 668-TIME.

 5-8 p.m. 

Easy Street Jazz Band: Zal Gaz Grotto.

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This long-running 7-piece group plays traditional jazz and swing. Interim music director James Dapogny leads from the piano, with clarinet, trumpet, trombone, guitar (or banjo), bass (or tuba) and drums. Guest vocalist most weeks. Excellent for listening or dancing. (Note time change beginning 1-16-18)
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. 734/662-1202. [map]

 6 p.m. 

"Restorative Yin Yoga": Imagine Fitness and Yoga.

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A passive practice, Restorative Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses held for 3 to 5 minutes with the aim of engaging the parasympathetic nervous system in charge of "rest and digest" and finding time to truly rest the body and mind. This class utilizes a number of props, such as blankets and bolsters, to comfortably rest and recharge in various relaxing positions. Take the time for yourself to relax your mind and rest your body with Restorative Yin Yoga, Tuesday nights at 6pm.
Come restore with us!
$20 drop in fee; or $20 for 2 weeks unlimited class and gym use!
Imagine Fitness and Yoga, 3100 West Liberty Rd. $20. 7346228119. [map]

 6-8 p.m. 

GED Class Registration: Washtenaw Community College- Adult Transitions Pathway Program.

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We begin by helping you prepare to take the GED exam. Please note that a new passing score has been set which allows you to earn your GED faster.
The WCC program includes:
• Opportunities to earn GED testing vouchers
• Teacher-led instruction
• Integrated computer instruction
• Individual tutoring
• Personal and academic counseling
• Student mentors
• Day and evening classes at the WCC main campus and Ypsilanti locations
• Fast track to college enrollment and completion of the financial aid process
• Job readiness skills
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E.Huron River Drive. 734-677-5006. [map]

 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Cute & Cuddly Winter Cross-Stitch": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults & teens in grades 6 & up invited to cross-stitch penguins, snowflakes, narwhals, and more. Patterns provided. All skill levels welcome.
6-8 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-8301.

 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women: Huron River Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back. Geared especially, but not exclusively, for women new to riding.
6 p.m., meet at Barton Park on Huron River Dr. 276-0240.

 6 p.m. 

"Understanding Cultural Dilemmas to Lead More Effectively": American Business Women's Association.

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Talk by EMU management lecturer Kimberly Barker. The program begins with networking and dinner.
6 p.m., Quarter Bistro, 300 S. Maple. $21 in advance by noon on Jan. 11 at [map]

 6-7 p.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 website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. [map]

 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap knitting tips.
6-9 p.m., call for location. Free, $2 monthly dues., 945-3035.

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Drop-in Family Storytime: Saline District Library.

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30-minute storytime program for kids age 2 & up, accompanied by a caregiver. Younger siblings welcome. Also, "Book Babies" (preregistration required, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 21 & 28 and Dec. 5) for kids under 2, accompanied by a caregiver (each baby needs an adult lap).
6:30 p.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Wed.-Fri.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]

 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. except Jan. 1. All invited to play in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m., competitive), and modern (Fri. 6:30 p.m., casual) decks. Bring your own cards for casual tournaments. Also, all invited to play the 2-person card game Netrunner (free) at 6 p.m. on Mondays.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive & booster draft), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [map]

 6:30-7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Snowy Evening Storytime": Chelsea District Library.

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A program of songs, fingerplays, felt stories, and rhymes to introduce kids ages 2-6 to basic literacy concepts.
6:30-7:15 p.m., CDL McKune rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Tuesday Night Dinner Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride on the B2B trail, 10-20 miles, to an Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti restaurant determined by the group. Front & back lights required; reflective clothing strongly suggested. Note: Rides on Feb. 13, 20, & 27 are tentative.
6:30 p.m., meet at Wheels in Motion, 3402 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297. [map]

 7 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Class: 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, Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

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. [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 p.m. 

Kaleidoscope Concert Series: Silver Maples of Chelsea.

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Nov. 21: North Oakland Dixieland Band. 9-piece ensemble from Lake Orion with a repertoire of Dixieland and swing music that today plays a variety of Mardi Gras music.

Dec. 19: Brian Brill. Composer-pianist Brill has written original music and film scores for PBS Television, CBS Sports, and The Discovery Channel.

Jan. 16: Paul Keller At Sundown Quartet. Upbeat songs from the Great American Songbook by this local mainstream jazz ensemble led by veteran bassist Keller and featuring vocalist-clarinetist Sarah D'Angelo. With saxophonist Steve Wood, pianist Duncan McMillan and drummer Stephen Boegehold.

Feb. 20: Kitty Donohoe and Len Wallace. Double bill. Donohoe is an Irish-American singer-songwriter from Detroit known for her bell-like soprano--an instrument that has been described as "rich, flexible, soaring, and haunting"--and her grittily realistic, bluesy original songs. In its review of her latest CD Northern Border, Sing Out! calls her "one of the rare singer-songwriters to sensuously weave words and melody into a strong and mesmerizing fabric." Canadian accordionist Wallace-dubbed "the Squeezebox from Hell"-lends his virtuoso accordion skills to world music as a self-styled voice of working class protest.
7 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free to seniors, but tickets required in advance at the Chelsea Senior Center and (if available) at the door. 475-4111. [map]

 7 p.m. 

New Horizons Band Rehearsal.

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All musicians invited to join this 60-member senior band. Bring a band instrument. The Greenhorn Band for beginners (or those who haven't played in a long time or want to try new instruments) meets at 6 p.m.
7-9 p.m., Liberty School band room, 7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., Saline. Free. 769-2613. [map]

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Polka Jam Session.

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All accordion players and other musicians invited to play polkas and waltzes and other ethnic and old-time music.
7-9 p.m., American Legion Hall, 44 Wabash St. (south off Main), Milan. Free. 529-3903. [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). 612-7580. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Thoughts on Militarism: A Conversation with Veterans for Peace": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Panel discussion with local Veterans for Peace members.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown meeting rm. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Weight Loss: Do Herbs Help?": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local holistic health practitioner Linda Diane Feldt, who has lost more than 100 pounds over 10 years.
7 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required by phone or email., 994-4589. [map]

 7-8 p.m. 

Intro to Aerial Silks: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, is a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, pose, and movements in the air.
If you have never "flown" on the aerial silks before, this is the class for you! It is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. This class will repeat the same curriculum each week, focusing on basic climb, foot lock, and hollow body position, so you can join at any time. Once you've mastered the basics, you'll be ready to move on to the next class level. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. Use promo code firstflight for $5 off your first class! =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Jan. 16 & 30. Club members show their projected images (Jan. 16) and prints (Jan. 30) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Arches." On Jan. 16, member Dietmar Haenchen, an experienced nature and travel photographer, discusses "Travel Photography in Colombia." On Jan. 30, U-M American Studies doctoral student Kyle Frisina on "At Home in the Rustbelt: The Photography of LaToya Ruby Frazier," a photographer who won a MacArthur "Genius" grant in 2015 for her book chronicling postindustrial decline and its effects on the African American community in Braddock, PA.
7:30 p.m., Forsythe Middle School media center, 1655 Newport, Free. 327-4781. [map]

 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

YDL Visual Book Club: Ypsilanti District Library.

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We read visually interesting books and discuss them at the Ypsilanti Ale House, every third Tuesday at 7:30 PM. Check our Facebook group ( for this month's title. Pick up your books at the YDL-Michigan circulation desk. Just ask for this month's Visual Book Club book.
Ypsi Ale House, 124 Pearl St #100, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 x1386. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"GoGreenBlue! Renewable Energy for U": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Clean energy expert Craig Toepfer discusses his campaign to turn the U-M north campus into a global model for solar energy use.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 665-0248. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

Chamber Music Concert: U-M School of Music.

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The ensemble of Baroque violinists Sean Wang and Aaron Berofsky, guitarist-harpsichordist Joseph Gascho, and viola da gambist Richard Aaron performs Baroque works by Uccellini, Bach, and Leclair. Wang is joined by clarinetist Chad Burrow and pianist Amy I-Lin Cheng in works by U-M faculty composers, including rags by William Bolcom, Bright Sheng's Tibetan Dance, and Evan Chambers' Thorn and Flare.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [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]

 9:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesday: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Argentine Tango Class 9:30pm-10:30pm $10
Open Practice 10:30pm-11:30pm $5 or free with class
no partner necessary. absolute beginners and drop-ins welcome.
SOMA: Studio of Movement Arts, 218 N 4th Ave. $10. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo

This local pop-rock singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His recent CD, <>Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection. [venue info]

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