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Calendar of Events

Friday, January 19, 2018






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact 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]



 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"The Other America: Still Separate. Still Unequal.": U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

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Panel discussion with scholars and activists from around the country on different manifestations of racial equality experienced by African Americans. Breakfast & lunch provided.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Michigan Union Kuenzel Room. Free. Preregistration required at eventbrite.com/e/the-other-america-still-separate-still-unequal-tickets-38081456662. hakeemjj@umich.edu; stvmoore@umich.edu. [map]


 10 & 11a.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor District Library KinderConcerts: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Music comes alive in KinderConcerts - free 30-minute concerts designed especially for children 2- to 5-years old. No worries about wiggly tots sitting still for a concert - they'll dance and move while listening to the music. Then they'll be mesmerized by hearing a story being told with musical accompaniment. Members of the A2SO join movement specialist Gari Stein and pianist Kathryn Goodson for a guided introduction to the instruments of the orchestra. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and day care leaders can introduce classical music to even the youngest listeners at your local libraries.
Sponsored by The Ray & Eleanor Cross Foundation, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor, Chelsea Community Foundation, Stephanie & David Pyne.
Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. 5th. Free. 734-994-8801. info@a2so.com a2so.com [map]



 10-10:30 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]


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Kinderconcert: Music and Motion": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local early childhood educator Gari Stein, director of Music for Little Folks, and Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra violist Jacqueline Hanson lead kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult) in a program that includes storytelling and dancing to live music. Participants also learn about the instruments. Accompanist is U-M music faculty pianist Kathryn Goodson.
10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4555. [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]


 10:30-11 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]


 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  Free! 

U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies Lecture Series.

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Jan. 19 & 26. Talks by visiting scholars. Jan. 19: "#Refuse to Forget, #Remember 65: Millennials and Affective Engagement with New Order Violence." MSU anthropology professor Elizabeth Drexler discusses millennials' responses to unresolved cases of authoritarian violence during Indonesia's New Order (1966-1998). Jan. 26: Macalester College (St. Paul) religious studies professor Erik Davis on "Past Lives Present, Tense: Past Life Memory in Contemporary Cambodia."
Noon, 555 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-0352. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

Rahm Emanuel: U-M Center for Entrepreneurship Speaker Series.

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Talk by Chicago mayor (and former Obama chief of staff) Rahm Emanuel. 40 first come first seated seats available to the general public.
12:30-1:30 p.m., U-M Walgreen Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 763-1021. [map]


 1-2:30 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]


 1:30, 4, 7, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Phantom Thread": Michigan Theater.

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(Paul Thomas Anderson, 2017). Drama starring Daniel Day Lewis as a dressmaker in 1950s London whose life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman.
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]


 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, & 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]


 2 & 10 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]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Advocacy in Action: This Is Our Work": U-M MLK Symposium.

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Panel discussion with Equality Michigan Action network executive director Steph White, former U-M School for Environment & Sustainability alumni relations assistant director Nicole Ver Kullen, motivational speaker William Hung, a former American Idol contestant whose off-key singing got him accused of catering to stereotypes about Asians.
3-4:30 p.m., UMMA Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 763-6518. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"After Diaspora, Beyond Citizenship: Articulating 'Blackness' as a Universal Claim": U-M Anthropology Department Rappaport Lecture Series.

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Talk by U-M anthropology professor Damani Partridge. Part of a series of 4 lectures on the relationships between the European Enlightenment, Holocaust memory, & contemporary democratic participation.
3-5 p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall. Free. 764-7274. [map]


 3-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
3-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 3:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Read to the Library Dogs": Chelsea District Library.

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All beginning readers ages 6-11 invited to read one-on-one for 10 minutes to a dog trained to act as if it's listening.
2-3:30 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

Fix-It Friday: Maker Works.

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All invited to bring anything that needs fixing-chairs, sweaters, radios, and more. Maker Works members and staff will be on hand to help fix things and offer advice. (Note: Repairs are not guaranteed.)
4-6 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. (off Airport Blvd. north of Ellsworth).
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com maker-works.com [map]


 4, 7, & 10 p.m. 

"Call Me By Your Name": State Theatre.

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(Luca Guadagnino, 2017). Romance set in 1983 Italy about a 17-year-old boy who begins a relationship with his father's male research assistant. Screenplay by James Ivory from the André Aciman novel. Italian, French, & German; subtitles.
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.


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Fix-It Friday": Maker Works.

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All invited to bring anything that needs fixing-chairs, sweaters, radios, and more. Maker Works members and staff will be on hand to help fix things and offer advice. (Note: Repairs are not guaranteed.).
4-6 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. (off Airport Blvd. north of Ellsworth). Free. 222-4911. [map]


 4:15, 7:15, & 9:15 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.


 4:30, 6:45, & 9:30 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.


 4:45 p.m. 

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri": State Theatre.

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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.
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.


 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 p.m. 

"Cheeses to Melt For: Fondue & Raclette": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's Creamery staff discusses and offers taste samples of different varieties of fondue and raclette, another popular Swiss melted cheese dish.
6-8 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $35. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Notes on a Virginia Statehouse: Architecture and Race in Jefferson's America": U-M MLK Symposium.

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Talk by Mabel O. Wilson, a Columbia University architecture professor who is currently working on a book exploring how slavery influenced early American civic architecture.
6-7:30 p.m., 2104 Art & Architecture, 2000 Bonisteel. Free. 763-6518. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Mark Webster Reading Series: U-M English Department.

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Readings by 2 U-M creative writing grad students, fiction writer Sam Krowchenko and poet Kyle Hunt.
7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 7 & 9:30 p.m. 

"FutureStars 2018": Pioneer High School.

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Jan. 19, 20, & 27 (different programs). AAPS high school students perform 4 different talent shows. The judges and the audience determine the winners, who compete in the Jan. 27 finale. This is a very popular show. Note: The 9:30 p.m. shows are open only to students.
7 & 9:30 p.m. (Jan. 19 & 20) & 7:30 p.m. (Jan. 27), PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium at Main. Tickets $10 on Jan. 19 & 20 & $15 (students, seniors age 65 & over, $10) on Jan. 27 in advance at showtix4u.com and at the door. ptguild.org, 994-2191. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Rosenwald": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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(Aviva Kempner, 2015). Documentary about longtime Sears president Julius Rosenwald and his efforts to fund 5,300 African American schools in the Jim Crow-era South. Discussion follows.
7 p.m., Jewel Heart, 1129 Oak Valley Dr. between Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. & Ellsworth. Free. 994-3387. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Forgetting Tree: A Rememory": Literati Bookstore.

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University of Washington creative writing professor Rae Paris discusses and reads from her new collection of poems on familial and historical themes exploring the nexus among narrative, power, memory, and freedom.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Family Mew-vie Night": Huron Valley Humane Society.

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Jan. 5 & 19. Screening of family-friendly movies, including the Disney animated film Mulan (Jan. 5) and the live-action comic drama Because of Winn-Dixie (Jan. 19). Also, a chance to snuggle with adoptable cats. Popcorn, juice, and water. Kids must be accompanied by an adult (at least 1 for every 3 kids). Bring pillows, sleeping bags, and blankets, if you wish. Note: This event usually sells out.
7:30 p.m., Tiny Lions Center, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $10. Space limited; preregistration recommended at tinylions.org/mewvienights. 661-3575. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Poetry of Nature and Spirit": Michigan Friends Center.

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All invited to join a discussion of poems by Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder, and other writers whose work finds spiritual renewal in nature. Participants invited to bring favorite poems. Refreshments.
7:30 p.m., Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clarks Lake Rd. (off Waterloo Rd. west of M-52), Chelsea. Free; donations welcome. 475-1892. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Final Year": State Theatre.

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(Greg Barker, 2017). Documentary about Obama's last year in office.
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.


 8 p.m. 

David Vaughan: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).

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This multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, who's also the FUMC music director, presents an eclectic program of gospel, early 20th century pop music, and jazz.
8 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. $15 (kids 10 & under, 2 for the price of 1) in advance and at the door. 662-4536, 665-8558. [map]


 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Dwayne Kennedy: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Jan. 18-20. This Chicago comic is a ubiquitous presence on cable TV who's known for his piercing, keen-witted takes on a wide range of social, cultural, and geopolitical matters. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $15 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 p.m. 

RFD Boys: The Ark.

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Authentic bluegrass by these longtime local favorites who have appeared in numerous festivals and on the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. Their shows blend top-notch musicianship with funny between-songs dialogue. They have several recordings, including Live and Unrehearsed, a 1994 Ark performance.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $11 at the door only. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 p.m. 

U-M Ice Hockey.

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Nov. 2 & 3: Ferris State. 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 10 & 11: Minnesota. 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 24 & 25: Ohio State. 6:30 p.m. (Nov. 24) & 7:30 p.m. (Nov. 25)

Jan. 5: Notre Dame. 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 19 & 20: Penn State. 8 p.m. (Jan. 19) & 7:30 p.m. (Jan. 20)

Feb. 2 & 3: Wisconsin. 7:30 p.m. both nights.

Feb. 18: Notre Dame. 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 23 & 24: Arizona State. 7:30 p.m. both nights.
Various times, Yost Ice Arena, 1016 S. State. Tickets $15-$40 at stubhub.com/michigan-wolverines-hockey-tickets. 764-0247. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Piano Department & Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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The AASO performs piano concertos, with U-M grad student soloists. Program: Beethoven's Piano Concerto nos. 3 & 4, Ravel's Concerto in G Major, and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto no. 3.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Cue This": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. through Feb. 9. The League of Pointless Improvisers performs a one-act improvised show guided by the "Genre Wheel" (spun by an audience member) and audience selections for sound and lighting cues.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]



 8 p.m. 

"Flint": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Jan. 18-Mar. 10. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Purple Rose founder Jeff Daniels' heartfelt drama about 2 Flint couples struggling to hold onto their faith in the American Dream while they endure the diminished prospects of their once prosperous city. Stars Cassaundra Freeman, Lynch Travis, Rhiannon Ragland, & David Benndena.
3 p.m. (Wed., Sat., & Feb. 2 & 23), 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 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]


 8 p.m. 

"The Enchanted Escape": Out Loud Chorus.

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Jan. 19 & 20. Scott Walters directs this chorus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in a program of songs celebrating the mysterious and the marvelous, including "Xanadu," "O Magnum Mysterium," "Jabberwocky," "Sih'r Kah'laq," and more. With pianist Josh Marzan.
8 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $18 (students & seniors, $15; unemployed people & kids under 4, free) in advance at olconline.org, Common Language Books, & from Out Loud members, $20 at the door. [map]


 8 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]


 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. 11:30 p.m.-1 a.m. is blues dancing. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson. Note: New location.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). 417-9857. [map]


 9:45 p.m. 

"The Disaster Artist": State Theatre.

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



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Darrin James Band

Blues-inflected folk-rock by this local singer-songwriter whose new CD, Strange Storm, is a collection of songs responding to the contemporary climate of constant violence, blatant greed, religious hypocrisy, and political chaos. [venue info]

Club Above: Superkaine

Old-school hip-hop MC. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Stuart Benbow

Acoustic pop-folk originals and covers by this veteran local singer- songwriter and guitarist who grew up in Ontario. [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]

Habitat Lounge: 50 Amp Fuse

Popular Detroit 70s and 80s classic rock band. [venue info]

Live: The Shelter Dogs

Local self-styled "lounge-a-billy" trio that plays vintage swing, rockabilly, and blues. With upright bassist Todd Perkins, guitarist Pete Bullard, and drummer Tom Twiss. 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Tim Prosser

A mix of folk and pop covers and originals by this local singer- mandolinist, who is joined by guest musicians TBA. [venue info]

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea: Mercury Salad Sandwich

Local roots music quartet led by singer-songwriter Brooke Ratliff and guitarist Kurt Bonnell that describes its music as "acoustafunk with some bluegrass thrown in." [venue info]

 
 


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At Momo, Fast Casual Seafood Fusion
Plus sushi burritos and a poke analog
Sabine Bickford
Films
Nightspots: Earle
Restaurants with prices $10 To $20
A clickable zoomable map
Childbirth, Family Planning, and Adoption
Buy tickets to local events at a2tix.com
KouZina
A visitor's guide to Ann Arbor