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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 17, 2018






 
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 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 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 pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Book Folding: Heart": USArtQuest.

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Turn a book into a work of art by folding pages into a heart.
All materials included.
USArtQuest, 18650 West Old US Hy 12, Chelsea. $40. 734.562.2662. askanything@usartquest.com usartquest.com [map]



 10 a.m.-noon 

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. bafeldkamp@wccnet.edu https://www.facebook.com/WCCAdultTransitions/ [map]



 10-10:30 a.m., 1-1:30 & 6-6:30 p.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]


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Jan. 10, 14, 17, 24, 28, & 31. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes.

Jan. 10 & 14: "Feathers & Wings."

Jan. 17: "Flying Home."

Jan. 24 & 28: "Chirp, Peep, Caw!"

Jan. 31: "Nests."

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10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $5 per child (members' children, $4). 997-1553. [map]


 10:30 a.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]


 11 a.m.-noon 

"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]


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Sava Lelcaj Farah: AAUW-Ann Arbor.

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This local restaurateur and entrepreneur discusses her career. Lunch available ($15, reservations required).
11:30 a.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. (844) 973-6287. [map]


 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Closed July 4. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 Noon  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.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lectures: U-M Confucius Institute.

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Jan 17: "Exploring Parallel Engagements in the Contemporary Chinese Art World." Talk by art historian Zhang Fang.

Jan. 31: "Things Endure While We Face Away: Tao Yuanming on Being Himself." Lecture about this reclusive poet by Indiana University religious studies professor Michael Ing.
12-1 p.m., Michigan League Koessler Rm. Free. 936-6099. [map]


 12:55 & 6:30 p.m. 

"The Opera House"

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Jan. 13 & 17. Susan Froemke's 2017 documentary that chronicles the stories of the Metropolitan Opera with rarely seen archival footage, stills, recent interviews, and a soundtrack of extraordinary Met performances over the past 50 years.
12:55 p.m. (Jan. 13 & 17) & 6:30 p.m. (Jan. 17), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $14 in advance at fathom events.com, and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 1, 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1:45, 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 3:45, 6:45, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi": State Theatre.

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(Rian Johnson, 2017). The latest installment in George Lucas's iconic space opera. No complimentary passes, vouchers, or coupons will be allowed for the first 3 weeks. Member discounts apply.
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 & 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.

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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.

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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.


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Christology and Culture: Armenian Theological and Historical Sources as Social Theory": U-M Armenian Studies Program.

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Talk by U-M Manoogian fellow Christopher Sheklian.
4-5:30 p.m., 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-7274. [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). michtheater.org, 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Aerial Silks for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to focus on the fundamentals of the aerial silks. Students will learn the basic poses and sequences, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching.
New students will work on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, students with aerial experience will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination!
This is not a drop-in class, all students MUST please register via the Aviary website before arriving to the studio
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [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.

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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.


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Scrabble Club.

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Every Wed. except July 4. Word freaks of all abilities invited to drop in to play this popular word game, using an updated word list. Bring your own set, if you like.
5-8 p.m., Arbor Brewing, 114 E. Washington. Free. 994-0084. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help available from club members. Knives and block-out and rough-cut patterns available for sale.
5:30-7 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-1918. [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi Pushing Hands: Sun Shen.

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Pushing Hands is an interactive Tai-Chi training which helps you experience the world in a non-reactive, calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. Classes are held Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm by SUN SHEN Head Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang. Please contact Pastor Neuhaus at 734-845-9786 or pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 6 p.m. 

"One Prayer Class": Sun Shen.

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The One Prayer is a dynamic self-management tool, custom designed for you, that you can take wherever you go and update as you learn and grow. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction. The One Prayer is about having a vision, following your heart, but is also very concrete and practical. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30pm. Contact Joanna Myers at joanna@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. joanna@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 6-9 p.m. 

Dexter Quartermania: Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.

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A cross between a live auction and a raffle in which participants bid 1-4 quarters on items in order to be eligible to win them in a raffle. Proceeds benefit the St. Louis Center (Chelsea) for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The first hour is a sale with 20 vendors. Auction begins at 7 p.m.
6-9 p.m., Columbus Hall & Banquet Center, 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. Free admission. 424-3002, 426-5558. [map]


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Conversation Group: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. & Fri. except Dec. 27 & 29 and Jan. 3. All levels of English speakers invited for conversation. Note: These groups are also offered at the Westgate (Thurs. except Dec. 21 & 28, 6-7:30), Traverwood (Mon. 7-8:30 p.m. except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 & Tues. except Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, 7-8:30 p.m.), and Pittsfield (Mon. 1-2:30 p.m. except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) branches.
6-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 1-2:30 p.m. (Fri.), AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]


 6-9 p.m. 

Four Week Lamaze Childbirth Education Class: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Our four week childbirth class is our most comprehensive childbirth education option. This class meets on four Wednesdays from 6-9 pm. We are proud to partner with UM and offer this class at the Family Center at Von Voigtlander Hospital. This class is taught by a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and covers a wide range of topics including: anatomy of late pregnancy, signs of labor, stages of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, comfort measures and positions for labor, common medical interventions, pain relief options, newborn procedures, and the early postpartum period. The emphasis is on informed decision making and working with your healthcare provider to create a birth plan that is right for you and your family.
Class meets January 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st.
Cost includes mom and partner.
UM Von Voigtlander- Family Center, 1540 East Medical Center Drive. $210. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6-8:30 p.m., AADL Secret Lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 6 & 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]


 6-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Exotic Woods and Ethereal Exudates in Perfumery": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning smell and taste blog Glass Petal Smoke, discusses, with samples, the appeal of woody and balsamic perfumes which have their origins in incense, the art that is the mother of perfumery.
6-8:45 p.m., AADL Downtown meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Winter/Outdoor Robotics": Michigan Robot Club.

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Club members discuss robots that can handle the outdoors in winter. Also, a show-and-tell; nonmembers invited to bring their own creations to show.
6-8:30 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. mirobotclub.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Yin/Restorative Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Wednesdays from 7-8pm
In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow the muscles to relax and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. Class is heated around 80 degrees.
Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha
Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $18. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 7 p.m. 

10th Anniversary Celebration: Michigan Organization on Adolsecent Sexual Health.

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Celebrate with us and learn more about MOASH as we highlight 10 different programs, projects, events, and areas of impact over the course of the next year.
Cobblestone Farms, 2781 Packard Street. $100. 734-645-4274. jldegregorio@gmail.com www.MOASH.org [map]


 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http://bridgeclubs.org/index.php?id=289. 769-3994. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Bell's Beer Dinner: Hosted By The Session Room.

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Join us for a fun night of laughs, amazing food, and great craft beer. Chef Lucas will create four unique dishes and pair them with four craft beers from our friends at Bell's Brewery. Guaranteed a night of fun, information, and a little something different.
The Session Room, 3685 Jackson Road. $45. 734-585-7300 Ext 705. dana@sessionrooma2.com [map]



 7-9 p.m. 

MOASH 10th Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser: Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health.

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Catered food, beverages, a DJ, and giveaways. Also, talks by MOASH board members and others and a screening of a video about the organization.
7-9 p.m., Cobblestone Farm Barn, 2781 Packard. Tickets $100 in advance at bit.ly/MOASHparty10. info@moash.org, 717-8744. [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Cataracts": Literati Bookstore.

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U-M English lecturer Ray McDaniel discusses and reads from his new collection of poems that U-M creative writing professor Linda Gregerson calls "a penetrating inquiry into the physics, the metaphysics, and the brutal socioeconomics of sight."
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Culinary History Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Bread & Oil: Majorcan Culture's Last Stand, Tomás Graves' exploration of Mediterranean culinary staples that have remained essentially unchanged since Roman times.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Birding at the End of the World: Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, and Isla de los Estados": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Retired U-M physics professor Len Sander, an avid world-traveling birder, gives a slide-illustrated talk on his trip to the southern tip of South America, including viewings of Andean condors (the largest flying bird in the world), rheas, and penguins.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 677-3275. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Test Batch": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Performances by new local improv groups.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. $5. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Underground Railroad Game": Ars Nova (University Musical Society).

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Jan. 17-21. Philadelphia-based writer-performers Jennifer Kidwell & Scott Sheppard star as 5th grade teachers whose interactive unit on the Civil War involves a "capture the slave" role-playing game that spirals out of control. Acclaimed for its ability to engage and discomfit audiences, this drama recently won an Obie for best new American theater work. "The chirpy satire of a curriculum that blithely turns historical horror into a playful contest is spot on," notes the New Yorker review. "It's wildly entertaining."
7:30 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Walgreen Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $35-$40 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Bluegrass with Thunderwude: Chelsea Alehouse Brewery.

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Join us for an evening of lively Bluegrass with Thunderwude!
Jason Dennie, Wesley Fritzemeier, and Tommy Reifel come together to deliver intricate original compositions, bluegrass standards, and current billboard hits.
Thunderwude has been performing at the Alehouse every Wednesday night for 4 years!
Chelsea Alehouse Brewery, 420 North Main Street, Chelsea. Free. Honor Cover - 100% to musicians. claire.tyra@chelseaalehouse.com chelseaalehouse.com [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

Imani Winds: U-M School of Music.

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This adventurous Grammy-nominated African American wind quintet from New York is known for exploring the links between European, African, and American musical traditions. Tonight they're joined by U-M students in a program in honor of MLK.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Jan. 17 & 31 and Feb. 21. Reading and discussion of several poems around the themes of dreams (Jan. 17), occasions (Jan. 31), and dogs (Feb. 21). Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]


 8 p.m. 

The Timbre of Cedar: The Ark.

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Versatile suburban Detroit indie rock quintet led by Marrissa Parham, a singer-songwriter noted for her strong vocals and soulful lyrics. They have a new album, Restoring the Light. Opening act is Chris DuPont, a local acoustic folk-rock singer-songwriter known for his distinctive tenor, unconventional guitar work, and clever lyrics.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 8 p.m. 

TMT Trio: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This avant-jazz trio-Canadian pianist Cat Toren, NYC tenor saxophonist Angela Morris, and Cleveland drummer Anthony Taddeo-is a staple of the Brooklyn progressive jazz scene whose arrangements showcase the multifaceted character of the piano. Toren won "Instrumental Album of the Year" at the 2013 JUNO awards with her quintet Pugs and Crows. TMT recently released their debut album, Star Ballad.
8 p.m., $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

University Philharmonia Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Oriol Sans conducts this ensemble of music majors in a program highlighted by Beethoven's 8th Symphony. Noted for its unexpected turns, exciting modulations, and creative instrumentation, it was the composer's favorite. Also, Strauss's Rosenkavalier Suite. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8-11 p.m.  Free! 

Wired Wednesdays: The Detroit Street Filling Station.

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Ann Arbor's very own progressive bluegrass and swing project, Wire In The Wood, will be playing at the Detroit Street Filling Station every Wednesday starting January, 3rd 2018 from 8pm-11pm. This is an all-out inclusive jam, so if you play an instrument bring it with your appetites! Full kitchen and drink specials til 12a. See you there!
Inquiries taken to thelunchrooma2@gmail.com
The Detroit Street Filling Station, 300 Detroit Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. Donation. dvdsmn10@gmail.com. dvdsmn10@gmail.com thelunchrooma2.com [map]



 8 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Serendipity Books AfterHours Book Club.

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All invited to discuss a different book every other month. Wine and chocolate provided. Jan. 17: Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi's acclaimed novel which explores the damaging effects of the slave trade on 7 generations of a family split between the U.S. and Ghana's Gold Coast.

Mar. 14: TBA.
8:30 p.m., Serendipity Books, 113 W. Middle, Chelsea. 475-7148. [map]


 9-11:30 p.m. 

"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. (Jan. 3, 10, & 17) & Michigan Union Pendleton Rm. (Jan. 24 & 31). $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Babs' Underground: Dave Menzo

This local singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His new 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]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde Thunderwüde

Bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Jason Dennie and Tommy Reifel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Wych Elm

Local string sextet that plays a stylishly pungent, soul-infused mix of folk, rock, jazz, and old-time music. [venue info]

Old Town: Skogan Gypsy Trio

Gypsy folk music by this ensemble led by Polish-bred violinist Kjartan Code, a WMU grad. [venue info]

 
 


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