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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 13, 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]



 8:15 a.m. 

CVT: Better Living Fitness Center.

  community member   < less Better Living Fitness: Personal Training That Works

This total body class is made to get your heart rate up while strengthening your muscles in an interval timed format. Perfect for all fitness levels!
Join us on Facebook for more information about our classes and general health and fitness!: https://www.facebook.com/BetterLivingAnnArbor
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $15 walk-in.. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 9 a.m. 

Beginning Tai Chi: Imagine Fitness and Yoga.

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Whether you are completely new to Tai Chi, or need somewhere to practice the fundamentals with a great teacher, come learn about this "moving meditation" to help activate and stretch your muscles in a slow, gentle manner. No special clothing or equipment are required. Wear comfortable clothing. All ages and abilities welcome - small impact type activity.
Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. Continues weekly.
$20 drop in fee; or $20 for 2 weeks unlimited classes and gym use!
Imagine Fitness and Yoga, 3100 West Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $20. 7346228119. imagine@imaginefitnessandyoga.com imaginefitnessandyoga.com [map]


 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission $12 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 9:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 13-Apr. 25. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [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: AADL Downtown.

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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., 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 Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

Cards & Crafts: Cultivate Coffee & Tap House.

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We will provide supplies for Valentine's Day card making & coloring for your little ones. Come meet other parents & enjoy the time together in the community. This is part of a month long series of Tuesday morning play dates to break up these winter weeks! 10am-11am
Cultivate Coffee & Tap House, 307 N River, Ypsilanti. 734-249-8993. www.cultivateypsi.com [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Getting into Michigan Musical Theater": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by new U-M musical theatre department chair Vince Cardinal. Fifth in a series of 10 monthly lectures.
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $65 (members, $45) for the 10-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": AADL Downtown.

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Every Mon. 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.).
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Wildlife and Mute Swan Management": Good Thyme Garden Club.

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Talk by Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Sara Thompson.
10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 730-2947. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon 

"Almost Spring! Mothers Group": Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Are you a new mom looking to meet other moms and share the joys and stresses of parenthood? Designed for moms and their babies from newborn to crawling, our Mothers Group provides vital support and information for new moms. Each group meeting begins with discussion on a topic pertinent to newborn development and parenting. Many moms form friendships in this group that last for years! Whether you have only a short maternity leave, or will be home with your baby for longer, don't miss out on the invaluable resources this group has to offer. Though run in 6 week sessions, you may join at anytime at a prorated rate (call or email to prorate). Not sure you want to commit? You can always try your first class for free--just email us to let us know to expect you.
Get out of the cold,and join us in a warm, cozy and welcoming space!
This session runs from February 13th -March 20th.
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium Blvd. $100/Six Weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 10:30 a.m. 

"Silver Sneakers Yoga": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Better SilverSneakers Yoga helps you move your body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is used to perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement!
Join us on Facebook for more information about our classes and general health and fitness: https://www.facebook.com/BetterLivingAnnArbor
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free for SilverSneakers Ann Arbor members, $5/class for Better Living members who aren't SilverSneakers members/$10 walk in. 734-747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

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

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


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Please join us for this free one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between.
We are currently discussing readings from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness for Beginners: reclaiming the present moment--and your life. No need to buy the book.
Center for Innovation (formerly St. Joe's Urgent Care), 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 1-3:30 p.m. 

"Stitch an Inchie": USArtQuest.

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For everyone addicted to thread work, beginners to advanced, Connie Pickering Stover will show you how to break rules to create your own art pieces.
Learn to needlepoint using gorgeous hand-painted threads! These are not ordinary threads, they're what makes your needlepoint truly one-of-a-kind. Whether you're a needlepoint newbie, or have some experience, Connie will guide you through the process of creating with panache! You'll want to frame this piece when complete, and Connie will show you how to do that, too!
For beginners and beyond - as long as you know just one stitch, be it cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel, etc., this is for you.
Class fee includes all materials. Frame available for purchase.
USArtQuest, 18650 West Old US 12, Chelsea. $35. 734.562.2662. AskAnything@USArtQuest.com www.usartqeust.com [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]


 3-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Does Your 'To Do' List Bring Success or Frustration? In this world of distractions and chaos, there are strategies to negotiate the clutter!': The Entrepreneurship Center and Career Services at Washtenaw Community College.

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Speaker: Lu Parsons
Do you ever get to the end of the day and wonder what you did? Instead, could each day have a purpose, a process, a strategy? Yes! And Lu Parsons can show you how. Lu is a The One Thing certified trainer, who will share strategies you can walk away with on how to be more productive and goal-driven in your daily life. Learn to use the tried and tested techniques from Gary Keller and Jay Papasan's book found at the top of many best seller lists including The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, in order to start on the path to keeping those new year's resolutions and working toward five-year goals on daily basis.
Register Here: https://todoliststrategies.eventbrite.com
Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College, Room 150, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. 7342495880. entrepreneurship@wccnet.edu ec.wccnet.edu [map]



 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"To-Do List Strategies": Washtenaw Community College.

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The Washtenaw Community College Career Services department and Entrepreneurship Center are collaborating to present this workshop to help you manage an overwhelming to-do list.
In a world of distractions and chaos, there are strategies to negotiate the clutter!
The free event will take place in Room 150 of the Morris Lawrence Building. The One Thing certified trainer Lu Parsons will lead the workshop that's focused on: 1) Tried-and-tested time management techniques; 2) How to identify and eliminate time-wasting barriers; and 3) New habits to help you reach your goals.
For more information and to register, visit https://todoliststrategies.eventbrite.com/
Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron river Drive. Free. snferraro@wccnet.edu. snferraro@wccnet.edu The Washtenaw Community College Career Services department and Entrepreneurship Center are collaborating to present this workshop to help you manage an overwhelming to-do list. In a world of distract [map]



 3 p.m. 

U-M Men's Lacrosse.

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Feb. 10: Cleveland State. 1 p.m.

Feb. 13: Bellarmine. 3 p.m.
Various times (see listings), U-M Lacrosse Stadium, 2500 S. State. $6. 764-0247. [map]


 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

Office Hours with Director Christina Olsen: University of Michigan Museum of Art.

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Here's your chance to chat with our new director! Come by and say hello, tell her what you love about UMMA, or what you'd like to see change.
Olsen, now a little more than two months into her term, is hosting open office hours in the UMMA Commons in February, March, and April. She is inviting visitors, U-M staff and faculty, students, and community members to drop in and talk one-on-one about the Museum, ways it might change, and to ask questions.
"I want to hear from the people that care about this Museum, and who want to shape its future," Olsen says. "UMMA needs to be open to new ideas. A great way to get new ideas is by talking with people face to face."
Olsen will talk with visitors on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visitors should queue near the director's table in the UMMA Commons.
University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI, 48109. Free. 734.764.0395. http://umma.umich.edu/events/4349/office-hours-director-christina-olsen [map]



 4 p.m.  Free! 

Supper Club: Chelsea Community Hospital LiveWell.

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All age 55 & over invited for a talk followed at 5 p.m. by supper.

Dec.-Feb. talks: TBA.

Mar. 13: Chelsea House Orchestra. This touring ensemble of some 2 dozen Chelsea High School students plays traditional Scottish and Irish jigs and reels, along with other folk-inspired music and even some rock 'n' roll.

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4 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital dining room, 775 S. Main, Chelsea. $6. Preregistration required. 593-5793. [map]


 4, 6:45, & 9:30 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! 

"Super Powers in Turmoil: The Turn of the 7th Century and the Rebirth of Jewish Apocalyptic Literature": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Talk by Hebrew University (Jerusalem) Jewish history professor Oded Irshai.
4 p.m. Thayer Bldg. rm. 2022, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-9047. [map]



 4:15, 7, & 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]


 4:20 & 9:45 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.


 4:30 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]


 4:45, 7:15 & 10 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.


 5-8 p.m. 

Easy Street Jazz Band: Zal Gaz Grotto.

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


 5:45 p.m. 

"Strength & Tone": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Are you looking to put on muscle or improve tone? Strength and Tone is the class for you! Become stronger, leaner and more toned in this fun 45 minutes strength training class.
Join us on Facebook for more information about our classes and general health and fitness: https://www.facebook.com/BetterLivingAnnArbor
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $15 walk-in.. 734-747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 6-9 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 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! 

"Urban Cool, Addressing Heat, Health and Habitat in the Anthropocene": The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Doug Kelbaugh, Taubman College Emil Lorch Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning and 2016 Winner of the Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education, lectures on how cities combat climate change.
The illustrated talk will connect the dots on the role that the built environment plays in addressing the increasingly urgent problems of local and global warming. Urban Heat Islands and other forms of extreme heat such as heat waves kill more people than any type of natural disaster, as well as threaten the sustained livability and health of many cities. Luckily, the four design antidotes to heat islands simultaneously address climate change. And because heat islands are more immediately palpable than climate change, they can motivate humans to act more quickly and decisively against the unfolding, unprecedented and catastrophic climate challenge at both the local and global level.
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734-764-1300. taubmancollegecommunications@umich.edu https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2018/02/13/urban-cool-addressing-heat-health-and-habitat-anthropocene [map]



 6-7 p.m 

Aerial Boot Camp: A2 Aviary.

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Get ripped and have fun doing it! Come for a great workout or supplement your aerial training with this all levels conditioning class, which focuses on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for. Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via the included link before arriving for class.
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/this-weeks-schedule/ [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Feb. 6, 13, & 20. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back.
6 p.m., meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 276-0240.


 6:30 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.


 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. 

Home Sweet Home: Liberty Dental: Ozone House.

  community member   < less Invitation for Home Sweet Home 2018

- Ozone House will melt your heart at the fifth annual Home Sweet Home: A Night of Wine, Chocolate and Cheese to support services for LGBTQ youth who face homelessness or housing instability. The fundraiser takes place Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30 p.m. at Zingerman's Greyline venue in downtown Ann Arbor, and all net proceeds from the evening will benefit Ozone House's Kicked Out Fund for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning homeless youth services
Greyline, 100 N. Ashley Street. Donation. $75. 734-662-2265. hruud@ozonehouse.org www.ozonehouse.org [map]



 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Knits & Crochets.

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All invited for informal socializing and to share tips while working on their projects.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL McKune Room (if available), 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. To confirm location, contact Mary Budzinski at marybudz@me.com or 846-3826. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Fire at Sea": Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Gianfranco Rosi, 2016). Documentary about life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European refugee crisis. Italian & English, subtitles.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch. Free. 327-8301.


 6:30 p.m. 

"Home Sweet Home": Ozone House Fundraiser.

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Wine, cheese, and chocolates. Proceeds benefit Ozone House programs and services for LGBTQ youth.
6:30 p.m., Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. Tickets $75 in advance by Feb. 6 at ozonehouse.org. 662-2265. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Products of the Hive: Salves and Balms": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Talk by Michigan beekeeper Sheldon Schwitek.
6:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. A2B2club@gmail.com. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 7 p.m. 

"A Decade of Oscilloscope": State Theatre.

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Feb. 13:""Tchoupitoulas" (Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross, 2012). Documentary following 3 teen brothers as they discover the nightlife of New Orleans. 7 p.m.

Feb. 14:: "Welcome to Pine Hill" (Keith Miller, 2012). Drama about a reformed drug dealer who receives a grim medical diagnosis that compels him to make peace with his past. 7 p.m.

Feb. 18: "Lost in Paris" (Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, 2016). Whimsical rom-com about a small-town librarian who falls in love with a charismatic drifter while looking for her elderly aunt in Paris. 7 p.m.

Feb. 19: "Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour" (Kerthy Fix, 2010). Documentary following the iconic feminist electronic band Le Tigre on their final international tour in 2004-05. 7 p.m.

Feb. 20: "The Love Witch" (Anna Biller, 2016). This homage to Hammer horror films is about a modern witch who uses magic to make men fall in love with her. 7 p.m.
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.


 7-8 p.m. 

"Full-Body Fit": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Small-Group personal training in a full-body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine that is customized to your fitness level.
Join us on Facebook for more information about our classes and general health and fitness: https://www.facebook.com/BetterLivingAnnArbor
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $15 walk-in.. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 7 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Class: SUN SHEN.

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In this class, you will build a solid foundation in Tai-Chi principles in an intimate setting, with guidance and personal adjustment in the SUN SHEN 35 Form from accomplished instructors. As you learn the sequence and details of the Form, you will experience the calm, effortless power that comes from relaxed focus. Classes are held Monday at 6pm, Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Dexter Garden Club.

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Gardening talks by local experts. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.

Jan. 9: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens associate curator David Michener discusses "Ann Arbor's Peony Garden.". He also celebrates the recent publication of Peony: The Best Varieties for Your Garden, a book he cowrote with Oregon peony grower Carol A. Adelman.

Feb. 13: Runciman Landscape Company co-owner Fred Knight discusses "Landscape Design: Aesthetic and Ecologically Sound Design Options for Homeowners.".

Mar. 13: Retired Washtenaw County park naturalist Faye Stoner discusses "Spring treasures of Washtenaw County: Wildflowers, Butterflies, Birds and More.".

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7 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free. 673-9100, 996-4441. [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 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! 

Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire's multiple award-winning 2016 novel about children who have traveled to alternate worlds and find it hard to transition back to reality.
7-9 p.m., 3154 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Friends of McKune Memorial Library Mystery Book Club.

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All invited to discuss the books in different mystery series.

Jan. 8: Ace Atkins' Quinn Colton mysteries.

Feb. 13: Amy Stewart's Constance Kopp mysteries.

Mar. 13: Paul Dorion's Mike Bowditch mysteries.
7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant, Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-7035. [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]


 7-8 p.m. 

Intro to Aerial Silks: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, is a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, pose, and movements in the air.
If you have never "flown" on the aerial silks before, this is the class for you! It is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. This class will repeat the same curriculum each week, focusing on basic climb, foot lock, and hollow body position, so you can join at any time. Once you've mastered the basics, you'll be ready to move on to the next class level. Please register via the class schedule link before arriving to class, your first flight is $5 off!
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/this-weeks-schedule/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Go-Tech Meeting: Maker Works.

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Join us for this self-proclaimed "geek show-and-tell." Makers present their creations!
We have people interested in a wide scope of topics and endeavors. Programming, robots, machining, welding, artistic creations, metal casting, anything being built. Pretty much anything someone is "Making" is welcome at a Go-Tech meeting.
Also, if you have a problem with your project ask for help and the brain trust of Go-Tech will amaze you with solutions to difficulties you haven't even explored yet. This is an open group. All are welcome and especially young makers are encouraged to bring in a project to show off.
Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 7342224911. frontdesk@maker-works http://www.maker-works.com [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]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Bluegrass Meetup": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass and bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5 fee to cover building rental. meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Bluegrass-Meetup. 794-6250. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Obama: The Call of History": U-M Ford Presidential Library.

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New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker discusses his new book about Obama's presidency and legacy. Book sale, signing, and reception.
7 p.m., Ford Library, 1000 Beal. Free. 205-0555. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America": Literati Bookstore.

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New York editor Morgan Jerkins discusses her new collection of essays about her experiences as a black woman in a world that objectifies, silences, and marginalizes black women. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:15 p.m. 

"The Divine Order": Michigan Theater.

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(Petra Volpe, 2017). Drama based on a young Swiss housewife's 1971 crusade to allow women to vote. German, subtitles.
7:15 p.m., 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]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

Open Rehearsal: Ann Arbor Grail Singers.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join this women's chamber choir to sing early music. This month's rehearsals include auditions for new members.
7:15-9:15 p.m., call for location. Free. AnnArborGrailSingers.org, 662-0631. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Alexander Kobrin: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by this Eastman School of Music piano professor, winner of the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Cultivate Coffee and Tap House.

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Bring a game, bring a friend, or just bring yourself to Tuesday Game Night at Cultivate Coffee and Tap House. 7:30-10:00pm
Cultivate Coffee and Tap House, 307 N River, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-249-8993. www.cultivateypsi.com [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do: Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing 2-part series presented on the 1st (part 1) and 2nd (part 2) Tuesdays of October, November, and January - June. Part 1 provides information on how to understand and recognize adolescent substance use. Part 2 has break-out sessions for adults on effective strategies to help when adolescent substance use is suspected, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part 2 ends for adults and teens with a talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services, and co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, WISD/LESA Health Educators' Learning Network (supporting and advocating for Whole School, Whole Community, and the Whole Child Approach-WSCC,) St. Joseph Mercy Greenbrook Recovery Center and the Ann Arbor Public Schools. The series is inclusive of parents/guardians, teens, other family members, professionals and students - all are welcome. Registration is not required.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Exhibition Room classroom, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System": Huron Valley Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Canadian ecosocialist activist Ian Angus's book.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157.


 8 p.m. 

Daimh: The Ark.

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Traditional Scottish music from pyrotechnic jigs and reels to achingly poignant ballads by this popular acoustic band that was recently named Scots Trad Band of the Year at the Scots Traditional Music Awards.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $16 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

Dan Graser & Kathryn Goodson: U-M School of Music.

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Grand Valley State University saxophone professor Graser and U-M pianist Goodson perform contemporary works, including Warren Benson's Aeolian Song, John Anthony Lennon's Symphonic Rhapsody, Gregory Wanamaker's Sonata Deus Sax Machina, Jennifer Higdon's Concerto, and U-M music lecturer Roshanne Etezady's Streetlegal.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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


 9:15 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Documentary Program 1"

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Screening of short documentaries nominated for an Academy Award.
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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Rhyta Musik Rhyta Musik

Balkan dance party with this local 8-piece Balkan brass band whose music is sprinkled with New Orleans funk flavors. Preceded at 8 p.m. by dance lessons. 8:30 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

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 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. He recently released his first CD in 18 years, Big Car Town, a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [venue info]

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

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

 
 


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