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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, February 14, 2018






 
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 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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


 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 

Singing Valentines!: The Huron Valley Harmonizers.

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Treat your sweetheart to an extra special gift this Valentine's Day! Once again, the Huron Valley Harmonizers will be offering our very popular "Singing Valentines"!
Imagine how surprised your special someone will be when four elegantly dressed men arrive bearing a rose, a card, and then proceed to sing two love songs in beautiful four-part harmony! Whether it be at a workplace in front of co-workers, at a romantic dinner with you at a downtown restaurant, or even in your own home, the Harmonizers will make the occasion an especially memorable event.
Basic packages of a card, a rose, two songs, and a photo of the moment start at just $50. Singing Valentines can be delivered anywhere within about a 25 minute drive of downtown Ann Arbor. Depending on location, we may even be able to work with our colleagues elsewhere to arrange delivery in other parts of the United States.
Contact us at (734) 796-7467 for more info!
All over Washtenaw County. $50. info@hvharmonizers.org www.hvharmonizers.org



 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

"Vinyasa Flow Yoga": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Better Living Fitness of Ann Arbor has designed this class to be a challenging yoga workout! In Vinyasa flow, you will be focusing on linking your breath with movement in order to create a dynamic flow of postures. Are you experienced or looking for a challenge, Vinyasa Flow may be the class for you! (This is not one of our Yoga classes for beginners).
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; $20 walk-in. 734-747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.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. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. & Sun. except Feb. 18. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes.

Feb. 7 & 11: "The Lorax."

Feb. 14: "Bee & Me."

Feb. 21 & 25: "Big Earth, Little Me."

Feb. 28: "We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers."

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


 10 a.m. 

"The 'CSI Effect': Do TV Programs Really Change Jury Behavior?": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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Prosecutors claim that jurors who watch shows like "CSI" on television are "wrongfully" acquitting guilty criminals when they don't see the kind of forensic science evidence that they see on TV. The media has labeled this the "CSI Effect". But is it true?

This class discusses empirical research into real juror expectations and demands for scientific evidence, whether it might better be called the "tech effect", and how the criminal justice system needs to adjust to these modern jurors.
This study group will meet for 90 minutes and will be led by instructor Donald Shelton.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road Suite C. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Drop-in Family Storytime: Saline District Library.

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30-minute storytime program for kids age 2 & up, accompanied by a caregiver. Younger siblings welcome. Also, "Book Babies" (preregistration required, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 21 & 28 and Dec. 5) for kids under 2, accompanied by a caregiver (each baby needs an adult lap).
6:30 p.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Wed.-Fri.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  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]


 Noon  Free! 

"Discussing the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess: A New Edition from the University of Michigan": Kempf House Museum.

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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, by DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and George and Ira Gershwin, has long been considered one of the great American operas. As an affirmation of the opera's cultural value, and in order to provide meticulously edited materials for performance and study, editor Wayne Shirley, in collaboration with The George and Ira Gershwin Critical Edition at the University of Michigan, as well as the Gershwin families, has worked diligently over the last decade to produce the work's first critical edition. In preparation for its test performance by the University Musical Society and the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Mr. Shirley, Mark Clague, and Jessica Getman will discuss the composition and reception of the work, as well as the process of producing this new edition, highlighting the history behind some of America's favorite music, including "Summertime," "I Got Plenty o' Nothin'," and "My Man's Gone Now."
Kempf House Museum, 312 S. Division St. Free. 734-994-4898. kempfhousemuseum@gmail.com http://www.kempfhousemuseum.org/ [map]



 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Place That Face": Chelsea District Library.

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All seniors invited to join CDL librarian Emily Meloche to help identify faces in the collection of photos local photographer Ralph Guenther donated to the CDL when he retired.
12:30-2 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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


 1 & 6:30 p.m. 

"L'Elisir d'Amore": Fathom Events.

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Broadcast (Feb. 10) & rebroadcast (Feb. 14) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Donizetti's popular, lighthearted boy-meets-girl opera best known for memorable arias like "Quanto e bella" and "Una furtive lagrima." Italian, subtitles. The Feb. 14 show is at Ann Arbor 20 only.
Noon (Feb. 10) and 1 & 6:30 p.m. (Feb. 14), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $18 (Quality 16) & $25 (Ann Arbor 20) in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 827-2863 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 3 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]


 4 p.m. 

"In the Fade": State Theatre.

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(Fatih Akin, 2017). Drama about a woman's quest for vengeance after her husband and son are killed by a neo-Nazi bomb. 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 & 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.


 4:20 & 9:45 p.m. 

"I, Tonya": State Theatre.

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(Craig Gillespie, 2017). Biopic about controversial ice skater Tonya Harding. Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30 p.m. 

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

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


 4:45, 7:15, & 10 p.m. 

"The Shape of Water": Michigan Theater.

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(Guillermo del Toro, 2017). Otherworldly Cold War-era drama about a lonely mute woman who develops a romantic connection with a creature that is the subject of secret government experiments.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Scrabble Club.

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


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

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

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Small-group personal training: a full body strength training, cardio, and flexibility routing 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.. 734-747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. 

"The Post": Michigan Theater.

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(Steven Spielberg, 2017). Historical drama about the attempt by the Nixon administration to prevent the publication of the Pentagon Papers, which pushes the country's first female publisher of a nationally prominent newspaper and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalism and government. Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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


 5:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi Pushing Hands: Sun Shen.

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



 5:45 & 8:45 p.m. 

"Phantom Thread": Michigan Theater.

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(Paul Thomas Anderson, 2017). Drama starring Daniel Day Lewis as a dressmaker in 1950s London whose life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"One Prayer Class": Sun Shen.

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



 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. except Feb. 21. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

Potlucks & Talks: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Club members give talks on various subjects. The program begins with a potluck (bring a dish to pass). Dec. 15: Holiday Party. Jan.-Mar. programs TBA.
:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), Saline. Free. 769-1052. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

U-M Men's Basketball.

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Dec. 9: UCLA. Noon.

Dec. 21: Alabama A&M. 9 p.m.

Dec. 30: Jacksonville. 6 p.m.

Jan. 6: Illinois. Noon.

Jan. 9: Purdue. Noon.

Jan. 15: Maryland. 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 21: Rutgers. Noon.

Feb. 3: Minnesota. 2:30 p.m.

Feb. 14: Iowa. 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 18: Ohio State. 1 p.m.
12:30 p.m., Crisler Center. Ticket prices $15-$60. 764-0247. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:15 p.m., 123 E. Liberty (Mon.); 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson (Wed.); 6:30 p.m., 3010 Washtenaw (Thurs.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Wed.), 548-6299 (Thurs.). [map]


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Love Bug Storytime": Chelsea District Library.

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A program of Valentine's-inspired songs, fingerplays, felt stories, and rhymes to introduce kids ages 2-6 to basic literacy concepts.
6:30-7:30 p.m., CDL McKune rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 6:45-7:45 p.m. 

"Beginning Lyra (Aerial Hoop)": A2 Aviary.

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The Lyra (also known as the aerial hoop, aerial ring, or cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus, resembling a hula hoop. It is suspended from the ceiling and can be used static, spinning, or swinging. Students will build the strength to mount and dismount the lyra unassisted, and gain mastery of fundamental lyra vocabulary, technique, and sequences. Each class also includes dynamic warm ups, stretching, and conditioning exercises designed to target specific strength and mobility for aerial arts. 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]



 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Wild Ones.

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Local land managers and landscape designers discuss their strategies for restoring and managing landscapes after invasive plants have been removed. With Appel Environmental Design owner Mike Appel, Cardno Design ecological restoration technician Shawn Duke, PlantWise owner Dave Mindell, and U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens director Bob Grese.
6:45-8:30 p.m., Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free. 604-4674. [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.


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Drummunity Circle"

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Lori Fithian, a local drummer and drum teacher, leads a drum circle. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Kids welcome. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by a brief drum lesson.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main. Free. 426-7818. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Yin/Restorative Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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


 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Evening Primrose Garden Club.

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Discussions and activities.

Dec. 13 (6:30 p.m.): "Holiday Party." Bring a dish to pass and cookies to share for a potluck. Preregistration required.

Jan. 10: Lecture about landscaping by David Zenisek of Castle Lanscaping Services.

Feb. 14: TBA.

Mar. 14: Slide-illustrated talk about flower gardens in the Netherlands by Ann Arbor Garden Club member Betty Bishop.

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7 p.m. (except as noted), Chelsea Depot (except as noted), 125 Jackson St., Chelsea. Free. 358-3851. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Toastmasters Meeting: Sweetwaters Toastmasters Meeting.

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Toastmasters is an international group devoted to helping each other grow in our abilities to give speeches. The Sweetwaters Toastmasters Club meets twice monthly. We are a fun and friendly group! Toastmasters also helps you develop leadership skills if you wish to do that. Come as many times as you want for free, and decide later if you want to join. In the meantime, come make new friends and have fun!
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea on Washington Street, 123 West Washington Street. Free. 323-286-3999. https://www.facebook.com/groups/TMSweet/ [map]


 7 p.m. 

"6th Annual Creature Courtship": The Creature Conservancy.

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Feb. 9, 10, & 14. All age 21 & over invited for wine and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a presentation, with live animals, on methods of seduction and reproduction in the animal kingdom.
7 p.m. sharp, Creature Conservancy, 4940 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $35. Reservations required at thecreatureconservancy.org/upcoming-events.html. 929-9324. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 6 copies of your work to share.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Chocolates & Valentines": Ann Arbor District Library.

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People's Food Co-op head baker Keegan Rodgers offers an introduction to chocolate, from how it's grown and what the different percentages mean to what really is chocolate and how to temper, store, and properly melt it. For adults and teens in grade 6 & up.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Master the Art of Recovery and Injury Prevention": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor chiropractor Andrew Gessert discusses stretching techniques to promote healing.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Owl Do I Love Thee": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Feb. 10 & 14. Couples age 18 & up invited to learn about the mating habits of the LSNC raptors and go on a candle-lit walk to read romantic poems posted at various points on the trail. Also, board games and art projects. Beverages and desserts provided.
7-9 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $30 (members, $25) per couple. Preregistration required by Feb. 5 at lesliesnc.org or 997-1553. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Tough Jews": Jewish Community Center.

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Illustrated talk by Jewish Cultural Society teacher Larry Kuperman about the period between the world wars, when ghetto life produced 2 related paths for upward social mobility for American Jews: boxing and organized crime.
7 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. Preregistration required. 971-0990. [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Excursions in Ecuador": Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Club members Peter Baker and Arlene Kindel give a photo-illustrated talk on their recent trip. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass).
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 761-6172. [map]


 7:25 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.


 7:30 p.m. 

"Brokeback Mountain": State Theatre.

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"Brokeback Mountain" (Ang Lee, 2005). Valentine's screening of this critically acclaimed portrait of the doomed love between 2 male cowboys who meet on a sheepherding job. Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal.
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.


 7:30 p.m. 

"Singin' in the Rain": Michigan Theater.

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(Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1952). Valentine's Day screening of this celebrated musical, a lighthearted, dance-filled comedy about silent movie stars struggling to make the transition to talkies. Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, free; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History Readers: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by EMU history professor emeritus Michael Homel, of Wendy Lower's Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m. 

"American Whiskey & Chocolates": Zingerman's Greyline.

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Zingerman's staffers Beth Vandergrift and Emily Case discuss and offer tastings of white, milk, and dark chocolates paired with Tennessee whiskey, Kentucky bourbon, and Monongahela rye.
7:30-9 p.m., Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $35. Reservations required. 663-3400. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Cosmosophy, a collection of Steiner's lectures.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Emmanuel Pahud: University Musical Society.

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This Berlin-based star flutist performs with "hard-won brilliance and easily worn charm," notes a review in the Guardian (UK). He's also known for a musical adventurousness that's on full display in tonight's program, a set of arrangements of sonatas written for other instruments. He's accompanied by pianist Alessio Bax. Program: Poulenc's Sonata for Flute and Piano, Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata in A Minor, Schumann's Fantasy Pieces, and Mendelssohn's Violin Sonata in F Major.
8 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $26-$56 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Neal Anderson Quintet.

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Neal Anderson is a trumpeter, improviser, and composer based in Detroit, MI. Neal actively performs as both band leader and member across southeast Michigan, often blending combinations of jazz, funk, Balkan, and avant-garde styles to create exciting, energetic, and inevitably engaging music. Parallel Fifths, Anderson's debut album, marks a bold foray into modern Jazz via an eight track exploration that pays melodic homage to Lee Morgan and Roy Hargrove while establishing a wistful, sometimes playful, but always thoughtfully distinctive voice of his own. The Neal Anderson Quintet, comprised of creative and dynamic musicians based in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, and Detroit will debut Neal's latest compositions along with performing songs from Parallel Fifths.
Personnel: Nicole Patrick (drums), Nathan Flanders (piano/keyboard), Molly Jones (sax), Joe Fee (bass) subbing for Jon Hammonds.
$5 suggested donation.
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. (734) 221-3961. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Edges": The Penny Seats Theatre Company.

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Feb. 8, 11, & 14-16.-The Feb. 9 performance was canceled due to the snow. Laura Sagolla directs local singer-actors in this song-cycle written and performed by Tony award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul during their sophomore year at U-M in 2005. Performers are Logan Balcom, Kasey Donnelly, Brendan Kelly, Emily Manuell, Kristin McSweeney, and Matt Pecek.
8 p.m. (4 p.m. Feb. 11), Kerrytown Concert House, $15 in advance at kerrytownconcerthouse.com and (if available) at the door. 769-2999. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Valentine's Day Sweetheart Show": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Detroit-based self-styled "recovering lawyer" Connie Ettinger delivers fast-paced observations on everything from slow bureaucracy to people who take hair dryers into the shower with them. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 reserved seating in advance, $12 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 9-11:30 p.m. 

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

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


 9 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Feb. 7, 14, & 21. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Feb. 14 is a Valentine's dance.
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Rm. (Feb. 7 & 21). Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. (Feb. 14). $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]


 10:15 p.m. 

"Double Lover": State Theatre.

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(François Ozon, 2017). Drama about a young woman who becomes romantically involved with her psychotherapist, only to discover that he may have a secret life.
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:

 

Babs' Underground: Dave Menzo

This local singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His new CD, Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Luxotica Lounge Café

Valentine's Day show by this nationally touring burlesque show that blends striptease, circus sideshow acts, and live cabaret music. Advance tickets: $12 ($15 at the door). [venue info]

Blind Pig: Talib Kweli

All ages admitted. Widely acclaimed veteran Brooklyn (NY) socially conscious hip-hop MC. Opening act is Niko Is, a Brazilian hip-hop MC, who is joined by DJ Spintalect. Advance tickets.: $28. 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde

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

Detroit St. Filling Station: "Bluegrass Wednesday."

The local progressive bluegrass string quartet Wire in the Wood performs a set and then hosts a jam session during a 2nd set. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Mash: Adam Labeaux

An eclectic mix of jazz, folk, soul, funk, and rock originals by this local singer-songwriter, a former Ragbirds guitarist. [venue info]

Old Town: Sonic Perfume

Versatile, adventurous modern jazz by this quartet of musicians from Michigan and Toronto, including local drummer Jonathan Taylor. With saxophonist Patrick Booth, guitarist Patrick O'Reilly, and bassist Phil Albert. [venue info]

 
 


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