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Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 18, 2018






 
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 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

48th Annual Train Show and Sale: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

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Feb. 17 & 18. The Midwest's largest model railroad flea market draws model railroaders, collectors, and train buffs from all over to display, trade, and sell model railroad equipment and memorabilia. Also, a kids' zone, displays of model train operating layouts, clinics by model railroad club members, and a raffle. Concessions.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. $6 (kids age 9 & under, free with a paid adult). 426-0829. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Worship Service: Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.

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The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation is an open and inclusive community within the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. We're rooted in the Anglican tradition, nourished by contemplative practice, and committed to service and advocacy.
Our work together as a church is all about connecting lives, transforming faith, and working for justice.
Come as you are. Whoever you are. Wherever you are on your journey. We don't have a dress code. And we don't have any expectations or requirements about what you need to believe in order to be welcome here.
Our church community is a diverse one - in age, race, and family structure. We welcome non-traditional families, including single parent, adoptive, multi-racial, and families headed by same-sex couples.
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 3257 Lohr Rd. Free. 734-769-7900. http://incarnationannarbor.org/ [map]



 11 a.m.-noon 

"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]



 11:45 a.m. & 9:15 p.m. 

"The Shape of Water": Michigan Theater.

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


 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Brewing Methods": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's Coffee Co. staff demonstrate and discuss 6-8 different ways to brew coffee, from filter drip to syphon pot.
Noon-2 p.m., Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. 929-6060. [map]


 12:01, 3, 5, 6, 8, & 9 p.m. 

"Black Panther": State Theatre.

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(Ryan Coogler, 2018). The much anticipated superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o.
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 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.


 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 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.


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Chesstastic!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids and adults invited to play chess. Sets provided.
1-4 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Pet Loss Support Group: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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It's never easy to lose a pet, and when you consider them, as we do, a member of the family, the loss can be difficult and extremely sad.
HSHV and Blue Dog Counseling have partnered to provide a support group on preparing for and dealing with the loss of a pet.
Colleen O'Brien, founder of Blue Dog Counseling, is an expert at developing creative therapeutic interventions to support individuals, couples, families, and other groups. Her personal commitment to animal welfare, her own experience as a devoted pet owner, and a passion for supporting people led her to create Blue Dog Counseling. Côlleen is dedicated to providing a safe, open, and creative space for discussion. A place where you can take time for yourself.
Group is held monthly in the HSHV conference room.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Free. Donations accepted. colleen@bluedogcounseling.com www.hshv.org/events [map]



 1 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]


 1 p.m. 

U-M Women's Lacrosse.

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Feb. 16: Butler. 3 p.m.

Feb. 18: Canisius. 1 p.m.
Various times (see listing), U-M Lacrosse Stadium, 2500 S. State. $6. 764-0247. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Women's Lacrosse.

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Feb. 10: Butler. 3 p.m.

Feb. 18: Canisius. 1 p.m.
Various times (see listings,) Oosterbaan Field House, 1202 S. State. Free. 764-0247. [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]


 1-2 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]


 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

Crocheted Beaded Bracelets: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for teens & adults led by local crafter Beth Battey. Previous crochet experience required. Materials provided.
2-5 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 2-4 p.m. 

Family Dance: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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For kids, accompanied by an adult. Followed by Grange-baked cookies and cocoa.

Nov. 19: Marlin Whitaker and Miriam Meisler call with live music by Donna Baird and Bill Belote.

Dec. 17: Marlin Whitaker and Miriam Meisler call with live music by Donna Baird and Bill Belote.

Jan. 21: Drake Meadow calls with live music by Donna Baird and Betsy Foote.

Feb. 18: Marlin Whitaker calls with live music by Donna Baird and Betsy Beckerman.

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2-4 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). $12 per family (members, free). 769-1052. [map]


 2-4 p.m. 

Family Dance: Pittsfield Grange.

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All kids, accompanied by an adult, invited for contra and square dancing with live music.
2-4 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), $12 per family. 761-6172. [map]


 2 p.m. 

Groundcover News Benefit Concert with Gemini: Groundcover News.

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A GEMILY (Gemini + Emily = GEMILY) Family Concert to benefit Groundcover News and its mission. Groundcover News is Ann Arbor's street newspaper sold directly by vendors, many of whom are experiencing challenges, including homelessness related to poverty. Admission is $10, tickets at the door only, and all proceeds will go to Groundcover News.
Trinity Church, 1400 W. Stadium. $10. 734-834-6171. ted@groundcovernews.com groundcovernews.org [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

Mo'Easy: Chelsea District Library Sonic Sunday.

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New Orleans-inspired blues by this local blues and roots band. With singer-guitarist Ted Graham, Ann Arbor multi-instrumentalist Paul Bairley, guitarist Kip Godwin, bassist Gary Munce, and drummer Eric Nyhuis.
2-3 p.m., Rumpus Room, 510 N. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [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. 

"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! 

"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. 

"On the Town": Dexter High School Drama Club.

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Feb. 15-18. Erin Palmer directs students in Leonard Bernstein, Adolph Green, and Betty Comden's energetic, witty 1944 musical about sailors on leave in New York. With an outdated guidebook in hand, Chip wants to go sightseeing, but Ozzie and Gabey have livelier fun in mind, and plunge into a citywide search for the lovely and elusive Miss Turnstile. The score includes "New York, New York," "Lonely Town," and "I Can Cook, Too."
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Dexter High Center for the Performing Arts, 2200 N. Parker Rd., Dexter. Tickets $12 (students & seniors, $10) at the door only. palmere@dexterschools.org. [map]


 2 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. 

"The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess": University Musical Society.

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Jerry Blackstone directs the U-M symphony orchestra, the Our Own Thing Chorale, and professional opera singers in a production of the Gershwins' renowned 1935 opera about the complex romantic relationship between disabled beggar Porgy and Bess, a "kept woman." After her lover kills a man and is in turned killed by Porgy, Bess flees to start a new life in NYC, and Porgy follows her. Tonight marks the first performance of the scholarly edition of the opera. Favorites in the score include "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'," "My Man's Gone Now," "Summertime," and "It Ain't Necessarily So." Stars Morris Robinson and Talise Trevigne. With Norman Garrett, Chauncey Packer, Janai Brugger, Reginald Smith, Jr., Karen Slack, and Rehanna Thelwell. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a talk with U-M Afroamerican studies professor Naomi André and opera editor Jessica Getman. On Feb. 18 at 2 p.m., a post-performance discussion with the Porgy and Bess Symposium planning committee at the U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery.
7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $14-$80 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"The Last Days of Judas Iscariot": U-M Musical Theatre Department.

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Feb. 15-18. U-M musical theatre professor Vincent Cardinal directs U-M musical theatre students in Stephen Guirgis's 2005 comic fantasia about Judas's trial in purgatory interwoven with flashbacks to scenes from his early life. With their own questionable agendas, both the prosecution and defense cross-examine a wide array of witnesses from Mother Teresa and Freud to Pontius Pilate and Satan. Guirgis has "a fierce and questing mind that refuses to settle for glib answers, a gift for identifying with life's losers and an unforced eloquence that finds the poetry in low-down street talk," says New York Times critic Ben Brantley.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $20 (students, $12) in advance at the Michigan League Box Office or at smtd.umich.edu, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]


 2 & 7 p.m. 

"The Philadelphia Story": Fathom Events.

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Feb. 18 & 21. (George Cukor, 1940). Classic rom-com. Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart.
2 & 7 p.m., Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $5.75-$10.50. 973-8424. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"You for Me for You": U-M Theatre Department.

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Feb. 15-18. U-M theatre professor Priscilla Lindsay directs U-M theatre students in award-winning playwright Mia Chung's magic realist drama about 2 North Korean sisters escaping to America. The Washingtonian reviewer says, "Chung's real-world-inspired fable both dazzles and repels, revealing the ugliness buried in both very different cultures."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.) 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets $24-$30 (students, $12) in advance at the Michigan League Box Office or tickets.stmtd.umich.edu, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]


 2:15 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]


 2:15 & 4:45 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.


 2:30 & 5:15 p.m. 

"Lady Bird": State Theatre.

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(Greta Gerwig, 2017). Critically acclaimed drama exploring the bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf.

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State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 2:45 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.


 3-8 p.m. 

Bowling Fundraiser for Fisher House Michigan: Rotary Clubs of Ann Arbor North & Milan Rotary Club.

  community member   < less Bowling Fundraiser for Fisher House at Revel & Roll on Feb. 18th.

Bowling Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dine to Donate & Arcade Sales: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Revel and Roll, 1950 South Industrial Highway Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Event
- Bowling with shoes, 2 slices of pizza & one soft drink ($25 PER PERSON).
- Dine to Donate
- Arcade ticket sales:Cards are $10 for one hour of play in the arcade. Fisher House will get $5 from each card sold.
- Silent Auction

An accurate count for bowlers must be given to Revel & Roll. Bowling Registration is now over.
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If not bowling, still come out, eat at the Restaurant (for Dine to Donate), play arcade games and bid on silent auction, going toward Fisher House Michigan.
Revel & Roll, 1950 S Industrial Hwy. Bowling $25 per person, include shoes, 2 slices of pizza & a pop. Arcade Cards $10, one hour playing.. 734-904-1377. erictindall67@gmail.com www.rcaan.org [map]



 3-5 p.m. 

Shoulders and Hips Yoga Workshop: FitPoint Ann Arbor.

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Come join us for Carter's Shoulder & hips Yoga Workshop. 2h dedicated to strengthen and stretch your shoulders and hips. Bring any questions you have. All levels are welcome. Great way to learn poses in depth and understand what Yoga is all about. 20% off until 2/10/18. Call us now to sign up!
FitPoint, 250 W. Eisenhower Pkwy, Suite 130. $40 members/ $50 non-members. 734-531-9958. info@fitpointa2.com FitPointA2.com [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. 

"Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live!": Erth Visual & Physical Inc. (Michigan Theater Foundation Not Just for Kids Series).

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Australia-based touring production that uses giant puppetry, stilt-walkers, and inflatables to introduce kids to life-like dinosaurs and other creatures that inhabited prehistoric Australia. Featured animals include the famous Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops, as well as the underappreciated giant dragonfly Meganeura, which had a 3-foot wingspan. Geared toward kids in grades preK-3.
3 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $25-$35 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & all other Ticketmaster outlets, and at the door. To charge by phone, call (800) 745-3000. [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]


 4-7 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. 

Project 206: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This Ypsilanti-based jazz/fusion/electronica sextet has just released its 1st album, Struggle Is Joy. Led by synth player Galen Bundy, the group includes trumpeter Ben Wolkins, saxophonist David Mirarchi, bassist Johannes Ronquillo, and drummers Travis Auckerman and Jonathan Taylor.
4 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $10). Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Or,": Kickshaw Theatre.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Feb. 15-Mar. 4. Suzi Regan directs this professional theater company in Liz Duffy Adams' inventive 2009 neo-restoration comedy based on the life of the pioneering 1660s female playwright Aphra Behn. Desperate to get out of the spy trade, Behn has a shot at producing a play at one of the only 2 London companies-if she can finish by morning, despite interruptions from several love interests.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 4 p.m. (Sun.), Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport. Tickets $25 (students, $10) in advance at kickshawtheatre.org & at the door. 203-0556. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Documentary Program 2"

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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]


 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]



 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]


 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]


 5:30 p.m. 

U-M Ice Hockey.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 6-7 p.m. 

"Restorative Yin Yoga": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Designed to be stress relieving and focus specifically on restorative breathing, this class will help you sleep better and improve your overall flexibility. Restorative Yoga at Better Living Fitness in Ann Arbor is a great way to ease out of the weekend.
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. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [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]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Animated": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of short animated films 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]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fireside Fun": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All invited to sit around an indoor campfire, sip hot drinks, and swap stories. If you like, bring blankets, board games, and reusable mugs. Hot cocoa and tea provided.
6:30-8 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [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. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Feb. 11 & 25. Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. Singers and players of all acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by local veteran musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The 2nd Sunday of each month features a focus song, followed by jamming. The 4th Sunday features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming. Also, on Feb. 18, there is a session for songwriters to try out their new work and get critiques.
7-9 p.m., U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 998-9353. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Love and Information": U-M Residential College Drama Concentration.

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U-M drama students in Kate Mendeloff's play production seminar direct and perform renowned English playwright Caryl Churchill's acclaimed 2012 play about relationships in the digital age presented as an evolving mosaic of more than 50 fragmented and superficially unconnected scenes.
7 p.m., Keene Theatre, East Quad, 701 East University. Free. 647-4354. [map]


 7:30 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]


 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. 

"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.


 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]


 8:30 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Live Action"

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Screening of short films 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:

 

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: John Latini John Latini

Acoustic rock-based originals by this popular veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter. His new CD, The Blues Just Makes Me Feel Good, is a collection of soul-infused R&B songs. [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 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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