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Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 4, 2018






 
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 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Ice Carving Extravaganza": Main Street Area Association.

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Feb. 2-4. Members of the U-M ice carving team chip huge blocks of ice on the sidewalks into twinkling sculptures, which remain on display as long as the weather holds.
3-7 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), & 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sun.), downtown. Free. mainstreetannarbor.org. [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Superb-Owl Sunday": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Family-friendly carnival-style event with activities that include making toys for the center's raptors, dissecting an owl pellet, selfies with one of the resident owls, and more. Preregistration required.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $5 per person. 997-1553. [map]


 10:15-11:15 a.m. 

Beginning Pole Dance: A2 Aviary.

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Twirling, dancing, and climbing a pole - what more can you ask for? In this class, you will learn beginning pole skills and have the opportunity to string them together in upbeat, fun choreography. With an emphasis on building strength and safe pole dancing form, we will explore the creativity of this vertical dance form. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Comparative Cupping": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's Coffee staff offer taste samples of coffees from around the world using the tools and techniques of professional tasters.
Noon-2 p.m., Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. Reservations required. 929-6060. [map]


 12:01, 3, 6, & 8 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.


 12:15 & 5:45 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.


 12:30 p.m. 

Hatha Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Sundays from 12:30-1:30pm. In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow for deep connective tissues to be gently stretched, and for your body to create internal heat. Class is heated around 80-90 degrees.
This class uses low/minimal lighting, allowing you to look inward, and be able to focus on your own yoga practice.
Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha. Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (First class free). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 12:30 & 5:30 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]


 12:45, 3:15, 6:15, & 8:30 p.m. 

"The Insult": State Theatre.

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(Ziad Doueiri, 2017). Drama about social tensions that threaten to spiral out of control when a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee face off in court. Arabic, 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.


 12:55 p.m. 

"The Lady of the Camellias": Fathom Events.

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Broadcast from Moscow of the Bolshoi Ballet production of John Neumeier's ballet, set to a Chopin score, based on Alexander Dumas' novel about a passionate yet doomed love affair.
12:55 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $17 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 827-2863 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 1 & 3 p.m. 

Yo-Yo Master Zeemo: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Feb. 3 & 4. Performance by this local yo-yo whiz, who also uses other spinning toys such as hula-hoops and tops in his routine.
1 & 3 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"All or Nothin'": Ann Arbor African American Cultural and Historical Museum.

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Feb. 2 & 4 (different locations). Screening of Charles Campbell's 2016 drama about 28 slaves who escaped from Boone County (KY) in 1853. Q&A with the director follows.
6:45 p.m. (Feb. 2) & 1 p.m. (Feb. 4), WCC Towsley Auditorium (Feb. 2), 4800 E. Huron River Dr. and Michigan Theater (Feb. 4). $10 suggested donation. 761-1717. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show 2 crested porcupines out of their cage on the conservancy's Stone Stage (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, cougar feedings (1:30 & 4:30 p.m.) and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including prairie dogs, kangaroos, giant tortoises, Arctic foxes, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $8 (kids ages 2-12, $6; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1-1:40 p.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": AADL Traverwood.

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First Steps Washtenaw instructor Monica Higman leads infants through 5-year-olds (accompanied by an adult) in a program of music and movement.
1-1:40 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. in Feb. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. (Feb. 4, 11, & 18); AADL Mallets Creek (Feb. 25). Free. 327-8301.


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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Every Sun. Docent-led tour of the UMMA collection, with themes based on the docent's interests.
1-2 p.m., UMMA, meet at the Museum Store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 1:45, 4:45, & 8 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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"How to Begin Researching Your Family Tree": Ypsilanti District Library.

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Build your family tree as you discover how to gather basic information, fill in common charts, locate public records,
and navigate Internet resources. Overcome obstacles and avoid common pitfalls with the resources that will guide you through your research.
Presented by Katherine R. Willson. Sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County and Ypsilanti Historical Society.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110. skonen@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org [map]



 2, 5, & 8:15 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]


 2-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

Banjo Betsy Beckerman & the Uke Party: AADL Westgate.

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All kids in grades preK-3 invited to clap and sing-along with local musician Betsy Beckerman and the Uke Party Band. The program blends familiar songs with a couple of related stories told by AADL storytellers.
2-2:45 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-8301.


 2 p.m. 

U-M Women's Gymnastics vs. Maryland.

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The U-M also has meets this month against MSU (Feb. 10, 4 p.m.).
2 p.m., Crisler Center. Ticket prices TBA at mgoblue.com/tickets/gmw-index.html. 764-0247. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m. 

Winter Programs: Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Feb. 4: Geologist Larry Bean explains how glaciers moved across the state in "Why Does Michigan Look Like a Mitten?"

Feb. 11: Wild World Zoo (Jackson) owner Brendan Finerty presents an interactive animal program in "A World of Animals."

Feb. 18: DNR wildlife biologist Kristin Wildman presents "Michigan's Rattler," a hands-on introduction to the Massasauga rattlesnake, with tips on what to do if you encounter it in the wild.

Feb. 25: "Build Your Own Telescope" with local astronomy buff Meg Gower. Additional $8 fee for materials.
2-3:30 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center, Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $11 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Constellations": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Jan. 26-Feb. 18. Carla Milarch directs Megan VanArsdale and Forrest Hejkal in this critically-acclaimed 2-actor play by British playwright Nick Payne about the universe of different possible romantic trajectories between a Cambridge University astrophysicist and a beekeeper in a sequence inspired by the notion from string theory that phenomena manifest themselves according to shifting tensions in their components. "Brainy stuff, this string theory, but the play is a simple and often graceful demonstration of this premise," enthuses the Guardian (U.K.) review.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) are $20 or pay what you can, in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Dancing Globally": U-M Dance Company.

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Feb. 1-4. U-M dance students perform works by guest and faculty choreographers. Excerpts of 3 works by Tel Aviv-based Batsheva Dance Company artistic director Ohad Naharin- Kyr (1990), Mabul (1992), and Decadance (2014)-showcase Gaga, a movement style that emphasizes delicate gestures and clarity of form. Acclaimed NYC-based choreographer Shannon Gillen, known for works combining an almost daredevil physicality with raw emotionality, debuts an untitled work commissioned for this show. U-M dance professor Sandra Torijano performs a work inspired by Costa Rican novelist José León Sánchez's bestselling The Island of Lonely Men, and fellow U-M dance professor Missy Beck debuts a piece that plays with the idea of coordinated movements between individual animals when moving in large groups, as with a murmuration of swallows.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $30 & $24 (students, $12) in advance at the Michigan League and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]


 2 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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: Humpty Dumpty and Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m., Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. (Kerrytown). Free. 769-3115. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Matisse Drawings: Curated by Ellsworth Kelly from The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation Collection": UMMA.

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Feb. 4 & 18. Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of 45 rarely exhibited works by Matisse, along with 9 lithographic drawings by the American artist Ellsworth Kelly that derive from his time in France studying Matisse's sketches and studies of nature and human figures.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Workshop": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. All kids in grades 3-8 invited to try out this popular computer game that involves constructing things with virtual blocks to work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown training center. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 2 p.m . 

"The Trojan Women": EMU Theater Department.

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Feb. 2-4 & 8-11. EMU theater professor Jennifer Graham directs EMU drama students in Ellen McLaughlin's contemporary adaptation of Euripides' ancient antiwar tragedy highlighting the cost of war on women. "Faithful to Euripides primarily in that it presents successive panels of drama rather than an integrated modern dramatic whole, McLaughlin's linguistically fluid, poetical howl of anguish succeeds largely because-at just under an hour-it's so tightly wound," notes a Variety review.
7 p.m. (Thu.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Sponberg Theater, Ford St. (off Lowell from Huron River Dr.), Ypsilanti. Tickets $15 (seniors & students, $12) in advance and at the door. 487-2282.


 2:30 & 8:15 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.


 2:45 & 8:30 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.


 3 p.m. 

Gemini: Michigan Friends Center Winterfest.

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The popular Ann Arbor acoustic duo of twin brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits performs original songs and traditional music from around the globe in a benefit for the Friends Center. Preceded at 1 p.m. by family-oriented winter activities.
2 p.m., Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clarks Lake Rd. (off Waterloo Rd. west of M-52), Chelsea. Tickets $10 (family, $25) in advance and at the door. 475-1892. [map]



 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
3-5 p.m., AADL 4th-floor meeting rm. (Feb. 4, 11, & 18); AADL Mallets Creek (Feb. 25). Free. 327-8301. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Mediating Disaster": UMMA.

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Photography curator Jennifer Friess discusses the current exhibit, Aftermath: Landscapes of Devastation. Followed by a presentation on film representations of catastrophe by U-M screen arts and culture professor Daniel Herbert. Q&A.
3 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 3 p.m. 

"Million Dollar Quartet": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Feb. 1-25, and Feb. 21 This professional theater company performs Floyd Mutrux & Colin Escott's 2010 Tony-nominated Broadway musical recreation of the legendary December 4, 1956 Sun Records recording session with Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $31 (seniors, $29; youth & groups of 10 or more, $27) on Thurs.; $35 (seniors, $33; youth & groups of 10 or more, $31) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $33 (seniors, $31; youth & groups of 10 or more, $29) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Songwriter Sunday": Cultivate Coffee & Tap House.

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Go behind the scenes view of passionate song writing with 3 local musicians to hear what they are working on and how their songs come to reality. February 4 lineup includes: Erin Zindle of The Ragbirds, Abigail Stauffer, Jenny Jones of Sadie Madden Music. 4pm-6pm
Cultivate Coffee & Tap House, 307 N River, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-249-8993. www.cultivateypsi.com [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or you can bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 p.m. 

Ian Bostridge: University Musical Society.

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This celebrated English tenor, accompanied by pianist Julius Drake, performs Schubert's Winterreise (Winter Journey), a setting of Wilhelm Müller's somber poems about which Bostridge, a former Oxford historian, has also written a 500-page history. "At his most lyrical, Bostridge spins endless streams of sound with a steady, seductive legato," says a Bachtrack reviewer. "He's not afraid to introduce choppiness, emphasized gutturals, and even harsh shouts into his singing for dramatic effect."
4 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $40-$55 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi for Kids: Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Around the World in 88 Keys": People Dancing.

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This accomplished local dance company presents 90 minutes of dances with international influences. Premieres include Wild Swans, Ypsilanti choreographer Rebecca Zahm's ensemble piece to music by Uzbek Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin, and People Dancing artistic director Christina Sears-Etter's tap dance set to Billy Staryhorn's "Take the A Train." People Dancing company members Apryl Pipe and Holly Matthews present untitled works: Pipe's is set to ragtime, and Matthews' ensemble work uses practitioners of Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art form. West Michigan Dance Collaborative (Kalamazoo) choreographer Joy Morris performs a solo entitled Landscape with Bells. The local duo El Kronox dances to Argentine "nuevo tango" composer Astor Piazzola's "Oblivion." The afternoon concludes with the duo leading the audience through some elementary tango moves.
4:30-6 p.m., Stone Chalet, 1917 Washtenaw. Tickets $15 & $27 (student rush ticket, $10, children 10 & under, $6.50) in advance at 88keystickets.bpt.me and $20 at the door. 475-7148. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
5 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

Sunday Evening Rhythm Club: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings (P.O.R.K.).

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During the 1920s and early 1930s, early jazz veteran Jelly Roll Morton and younger modernist Duke Ellington both used this band's 10-piece instrumentation, keeping the free-wheeling rhythm of New Orleans jazz and mixing it with smooth, pre-Swing big-band arranging. PORK offers this early big-band music and many period pop standards by songwriters Irving Berlin and George Gershwin and others, evoking a particularly rich musical era. Pianist James Dapogny and tubaist/trombonist Chris Smith lead this dance-friendly jazz band.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. 734/663-1202. cdsmith68@gmail.com or jdapogny@umich.edu [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569. [map]


 6 p.m. 

Euchre Tournament: Fraser's Pub.

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Every Sun. All invited to play 5 euchre games of 12 hands each. No partner necessary.
6 p.m., Fraser's Pub, 2045 Packard. $5. sarah.aami@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Molly Raynor: Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Performance by this award-winning local slam poet and community activist, who recently became the Neutral Zone literary arts director. Her poetry is known for its emotional honesty in exploring how past trauma affects present action. Preceded by a poetry open mike.
7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Music for Meditation": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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Internationally known local keyboardist Naki Sung Kripfgans presents a program of piano works by Mendelssohn, Haydn, and Rameau.
7:15 p.m., St. Andrew's, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Feb. 4 & 18. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Free (pay-what-you-can for spectators). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:45 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]


 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. except Feb. 25. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary. Preceded at 7 p.m. by beginning lessons and practice.
8-10 p.m., Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom (Feb. 4 & 11) & Pendleton Room (Feb. 18), $5 ($10 includes lessons). 763-6984. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Celtic Jam Session

All musicians invited to join a biweekly jam session. 2-4 p.m. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Old Town:

No music. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Heather Black Project

Vintage jazz and blues by an ensemble led by Heather Schwartz, a talented local singer whose vocal style also reflects gospel, R&B, soul, and hip-hop influences. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

This local 10-piece big band is one of the few to specialize in the old- time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Arrangements by the renowned early-jazz pianist James Dapogny and tubaist Chris Smith. [venue info]

 
 


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