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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 30, 2018






 
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 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. 

"Communicating Through Foreign Language Interpreters": THRIVE Counseling.

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Communicating through
Foreign Language Interpreters:
Best Practices
LMSWs in attendance will receive CEUs (2 total), approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative: #
121917-01.

Clients for whom English is not their primary language are a growing population throughout Michigan. Providing effective, high-quality services to those in need within a diverse population can be challenging when faced with language and cultural barriers.
The use of trained interpreters has proven to be a critical tool in ensuring effective communication, increased client adherence, time efficiency, and improved outcomes and client satisfaction.
This course will explore best practices for communicating, explore the difference between 'translating' and 'interpreting' and offer practical tips for ensuring confidentiality, accuracy, and that ethical standards are met.
January 30th, 2018
9:30 AM -11:30 AM, light refreshments served
StoryPoint Saline
6230 S. St
StoryPoint Saline, 6230 S. State Rd, Saline. $15,$20,$30. jbjarvi@jfsannarbor.org. jbjarvi@jfsannarbor.org https://form.jotform.com/73554717712157 [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 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Ancestry Aficionados": Chelsea District Library.

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


 10-11 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. 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. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [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 p.m. 

"Advanced German IV, Continued": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

  community member   < less OLLI Study Group

The course will be a continuation of Advanced German of fall '17. We will focus on the use of idiomatic German for conversation.
Instructor Renate Gerulaitis is professor emeritus of German Language and Literature at Oakland University.
This study group will meet on Tuesdays for two hours beginning January 30 and running through May 15.
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Drive. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 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]


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Antonya Nelson: U-M Hopwood Underclassmen Awards Ceremony.

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Reading by this fiction writer and novelist, a University of Houston creative writing instructor and winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Novelist Michael Chabon says, "I scan the tables of contents of magazines, looking for Antonya Nelson's name, hoping that she has decided to bless us again." Preceded by awards presentations to U-M undergrad poets and prose writers.
3:30 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 764-6296. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Wieseneck Symposium: US-Israel Relations in the Age of Trump": University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Few foreign leaders have expressed as much admiration for President Trump as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "I have never heard a bolder or more courageous speech," Netanyahu gushed after President Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly. The U.S. President, for his part, has aligned U.S. foreign policy with Netanyahu's wish list, including opposition to the Iran deal and support for moving the American embassy to Jerusalem. This symposium brings three prominent scholars and commentators into discussion about how U.S.-Israel relations have changed since the inauguration of Donald Trump, what the future of these relations may be, and how different groups may be impacted.
Participants:
Warren Bass, Penguin Press
Mira Sucharov, Carleton University
Mark Tessler, University of Michigan
Room 3100, North Quad, 105 S. State St. Free. 734.763.9047. js-event-coord@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.html#view=week [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, 6:45, & 9:30 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]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"U.S.-Israel Relations in the Age of Trump": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies Wieseneck Symposium.

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Panel discussion with Penguin Press executive editor Warren Bass, Carleton University (Ottawa) political science professor Mira Sucharov, and U-M political science professor Mark Tessler.
4 p.m., 3100 North Quad, 105 S. State. Free. 763-9047. [map]


 4:15, 7, 9:15 p.m. 

"Faces Places": Michigan Theater.

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Oscar-nominated documentary following famous French New Wave director Agnès Varda and street photographer JR as they travel around France with a portable photo booth, creating murals of individuals and places they encounter. French, subtitles.
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, 7:15, & 9:45 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]


 4:30 & 7:15 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.


 4:45 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.


 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 some weeks. Excellent for listening or dancing.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. 734/662-1202. zalgaz.org [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. imagine@imaginefitnessandyoga.com imaginefitnessandyoga.com [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

K-2 Open House: Clonlara School.

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Join us for a K-2 Open House, Tues., Jan. 30, 6:00-8:00 PM. Meet our K-2 teacher and tour our school. Activities and snacks provided. Short presentation and Q&A at 7:00 PM.
RSVP appreciated: www.clonlara.org/k-2
Clonlara School, 1289 Jewett Ave. Free. 734-769-4511. info@clonlara.org www.clonlara.org [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. meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/, 945-3035.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Loss of Spouse or Partner": Arbor Hospice.

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This group meets for 7 consecutive Tuesdays and is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a spouse or partner. In order to maintain continuity, no new members are allowed to join after the second meeting. This group is limited to 10 participants, so please call to reserve a place. Registration is required Call Karma Basha to register at 734.794.5106.
Life without a loved one can be overwhelming, even long after that person has passed. To help individuals coping with grief, Arbor Hospice offers a supportive and caring environment to work through the loss.
Support groups and events are open to everyone, regardless of whether their loved one received services from Arbor Hospice. All grief support programs are free of charge, but donations are welcome to help support the nonprofit's programming. Registration is required.
Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Dr. Free. Donation. 313.567.5048. rossman@franco.com www.arborhospice.org [map]


 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 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.


 6:30 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]


 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.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Ancient Teachings for a Modern World": ECIR.

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Free public screening of the award-winning documentary, Tribal Justice (Tuesday, January 23), followed by a conversation (Tuesday, January 30) with Judge Timothy Connors, Washtenaw County Peacemaking Court and Homer A. Mandoka, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi. Restorative justice, peacemaking, and healing practices that build stronger communities based on ancient indigenous teachings. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by ECIRs Global Engagement for Understanding (GEU) Program. The events will be held at ECIR, 921 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104, ECIR Commons. Please call 734 662-5529 for more information. See attached flyer.
ECIR, 921 Church St. Free. bmartin@ecir.org. bmartin@ecir.org www.ecir.org [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. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m. 

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

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]


 7 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]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Washtenaw Reads Book Discussion: Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults & teens in grades 9 & up invited to discuss Homegoing, this year's Washtenaw Reads selection. Yaa Gyasi's acclaimed novel explores the damaging effects of the slave trade on 7 generations of a family split between the U.S. and Ghana's Gold Coast.
7-8 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"13th Annual African American Foodways Dinner: Taste and Terroir, an Exploration of African American Winemaking": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Roadhouse head chef Bob Bennet prepares dishes from Edna Lewis' southern cooking classic The Taste of Country Cooking, including oyster stew, smothered rabbit with griddle cake, braised short ribs, and coconut layer cake. Wine pairings provided by Mouton Noir Wines (OR) winemaker André Hueston Mack, who is on hand to discuss his wines. Prior to founding his vineyard, Mack was an award-winning sommelier for Michelin star chef/restaurateur Thomas Keller.
7-9 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $95. Reservations required. 663-3663. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Origami": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Internationally known local origami artist Beth Johnson discusses and shows participants how to do this popular Japanese paper-folding craft.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-8301. [map]


  7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Trauma, Chemical Use and Addiction": Dawn Farm.

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Trauma, Chemical Use and Addiction will be presented by Dr. Tana Bridge, PhD, ACSW, LMSW, ACTP; Professor, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University. Current research highlights the relationship between substance use, substance addiction and trauma. This presentation by an award-winning trauma expert will review events involved with trauma exposure, trauma specific symptomology, the impact trauma has on the brain and on coping and subsequent substance use, and how to aid individuals struggling with trauma and substance addiction. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of services for people with substance use disorders.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [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 p.m. 

"(I Could Go on Singing) Over the Rainbow": University Musical Society.

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Jan. 26-Feb. 3. Glasgow-based performance artist FK Alexander sings along with a distorted recording of Judy Garland's last performance of her iconic song, over and over again for 65 minutes, singing directly to volunteers from the audience. The Guardian (UK) describes it as "an intimate, interactive live experience … desperate, moving, distressing, and beautiful too." Sustained loud noise and strobe effects. Ear plugs provided. Alexander is accompanied live by the Glasgow-based noise band Okishima Island Tourist Association. Cushion seating on floor; chairs available.
7:30 p.m. (8 p.m. Fri & Sat.), U-M Stamps Gallery, 201 S. Division. Tickets $30 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8 p.m. 

Ruth B.: The Ark.

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Acclaimed young singer-songwriter from Edmonton whose 2017 debut CD, Safe Haven, earned her a Juno for Breakthrough Artist of the Year. She sings her intimately personal piano-based pop R&B tunes in a rich, soulful voice that CrypticRock critic Jeannie Blue calls "familiar, welcoming, and embracing." Opening act is Hailey Knox, an 18-year-old singer-songwriter from NYC who recently released her debut EP, A Little Awkward.
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]



 9:15 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]


 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:

 

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]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. His latest CD, Big Car Town, is a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [venue info]

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

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

 
 


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