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Calendar of Events

Monday, February 19, 2018






 
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 6 a.m.-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

FitPoint 2nd Anniversary Party: FitPoint Ann Arbor.

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Come celebrate FitPoint's 2nd Anniversary with FREE classes all day from 6am to 9:30pm and in-studio sales and services by local businesses including Midwest Juicery, Pilar's Tamales, Mighty Good Coffee & In Touch Therapeutic Massage will give chair massages all day.Bring your friends and come celebrate with us!
See our schedule here: www.FitPointA2.com/schedule
FitPoint, 250 W.Eisenhower Pkwy, Suite 130. Free. 734-531-9958. info@fitpointa2.com www.FitPointA2.com/schedule [map]



 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: SUN SHEN.

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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]



 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Local Food Summit: Slow Food Huron Valley.

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The 10th Annual Local Food Summit: Celebrate 10 years of community around local food with us! We'll be featuring short talks by a number of community members of various local food topics. We will explore the ways that local food is bringing us together and talk about new horizons in the local food movement. As usual, the food will be fantastic. Not to mention the company.....
Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Donation. $25-$40. kesample@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/localfoodsummit/?ref=br_rs [map]



 9 a.m. 

"Stretch & Strength Yoga": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Stretch and Strength Yoga: This is one of our yoga classes for beginners and enthusiasts alike! Stretch and Strength Yoga class at Better Living Fitness of Ann Arbor, will help you target specific areas of your body and work towards building strength and increasing flexibility. Our yoga leaders will help align your focus to form the proper poses and make sure your focus is on improving your overall fitness.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $20 walk-in. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 22-Apr. 30. All women who can carry a tune, read music, and harmonize with a group are invited to join this independent local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com. 665-9271. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Silver Sneakers": Better Living Fitness Center.

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SilverSneakers allows you to move to the music thorugh a variety of exercises designed to increase strength, range of movement and activities for daily living.
Free for SilverSneakers Ann Arbor members, $5/class for Better Living members who aren't SilverSneakers members/$10 walk in.
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]


 10:30-11:30 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]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Art Start": AADL Pittsfield.

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Craft projects for kids aged 2-5, accompanied by an adult. Siblings welcome.
10:30-11 a.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 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]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1-3:30 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. & Thurs. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Lunch (reservations required) available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3).
1-3:30 p.m. (Mon.) & 10-11:30 a.m. (Thurs.), Senior Center (Sept.), 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Feb. 3, 11, & 19. All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance. Feb. 3: Gallup Park (1-3 p.m., meet at the 1st parking lot after the wooden bridge at the main entrance) to celebrate World Wetland Day by removing invasive shrubs from a normally inaccessible wetland. Feb. 11: Scarlett Mitchell Nature Area (1-3 p.m., meet at the entrance on Turnberry Lane, off Packard) to remove invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle. Feb. 19: Foxfire West Park (1-3 p.m., meet at the park entrance on Birchwood Dr. off Dhu Varren) to remove honeysuckle and other invasive plants. Also, 7-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, a public discussion about the city's controlled ecological burn program is held at the Veterans Park meeting room, 2150 Jackson.
Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Writing Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to read and discuss poetry, essays, fiction, and reminiscences they have written.
1-3 p.m., Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Make Finger Puppets!": AADL Downtown Secret Lab.

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Craft project for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-8301.


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Abstract Watercolor Waves": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for adults & teens in grade 6 & up. Material and guidance provided.
3-5 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 3:45 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.


 4, 7, 7:30, & 9:45 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.


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Islamic Studies Program Lectures.

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Feb. 5: "In His Own Voice," a talk by University of Maryland history professor Ahmet Karamustafa on the Iranian Savafid Empire (1501-1736) founder Shah Ismail's religious views as reflected in his poetry. Feb. 19: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Arabic language & culture professor Abla Hasan on "The Lost Gender Egalitarian Voice of the Qur'an."
4-5:30 p.m., 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 4 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]


 4:15 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.


 4:15, 6:45, & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Post": Michigan Theater.

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


 4:30 & 8:15 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]


 4:30 & 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.


 5:30 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.. 734-747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 6 p.m. 

"Hatha Yoga": Imagine Fitness and Yoga.

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All levels welcome, including complete beginners. Hatha yoga uses the breath to create a link between the body and the mind. Hatha yoga builds flexibility and strength while minimizing the chance of injury. This well-rounded style balances and opens the body. You will learn to still the mind and be present in the moment. You will leave this class with less stress, less tension, and with a clear mind.
$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]


 6-7 p.m. 

"Intro to Static Trapeze": A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze (also known as fixed trapeze) is a circus art performed on the bar and ropes of a trapeze hung from two points in the ceiling.

If you have never "flown" on the static trapeze 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 mounting, dismounting, supported inversions, 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 included link before arriving for 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]



 6 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]



 6-9 p.m. 

"Seollal": Miss Kim.

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Buffet-style dinner to celebrate the Korean New Year. Also, Miss Kim chef JiHye Kim presents a hands-on dumpling-making demo.
6-9 p.m., Miss Kim, 415 N. 5th Ave. $80 (includes materials). 275-0099. [map]


 6:15 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 & 10:15 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 p.m.  Free! 

Diabetes Prevention Program: Diabetes Prevention Center.

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The Diabetes Prevention Program, a program of the Diabetes Prevention Center, is for people at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Participants will be a part of a small, supportive group lead by a trained lifestyle coach.
For more information call 800-482-1455 or email preventdiabetes@nkfm.org.
The Diabetes Prevention Center is a division of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.
Dexter Wellness Center, 2810 Baker Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, Dexter. Free. 800-482-1455. preventdiabetes@nkfm.org www.nkfm.org/dpp [map]


 6:45-9 p.m.  Free! 

Embroiderers' Guild of America.

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Stitchers of all abilities invited to work on their projects together and learn about guild activities. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
6:45-9 p.m., Pittsfield Village Community Bldg., 2220 Pittsfield Blvd. (park on the street, or in the south lot). Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 994-4385. [map]


 6:45 & 9 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]


 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 p.m. 

"Enter the Samurai Film Series" U-M Center for Japanese Studies.

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Feb. 5: "The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail" (Akira Kurosawa, 1945). A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m.

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Feb. 12: "Rashomon" (Akira Kurosawa, 1950). Superb Oscar-winning drama tells the story of a crime through several participants' viewpoints. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m.

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Feb. 19: "The Seven Samurai" (Akira Kurosawa, 1954). Classic story of a 16th-century village that hires professional tough guys to stave off marauding bandits. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m.

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Feb. 26: "Throne of Blood" (Akira Kurosawa, 1957). Stunning, eloquent reconception of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan's samurai warrior society. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m.

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Various times, 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 p.m.  Free! 

Debra Golden: Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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This WCC art instructor and painter discusses her work.
7 p.m., AAWA Headquarters, 4484 Jackson Rd. (ste. 100). Free. annarborwomenartists@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations on various topics led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each discussion begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Feb. 5: "Whistleblower: The True Story of an FBI Informant." Feb. 12: "In the News." Feb. 19: "Does God Have a Plan for You? One Woman's Quest to Save 300 Babies." Feb. 26: "Finding the Family I Never Knew: A Story of Separation, Adoption, and Reunion."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: High-Concept Ideas": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal discuss how to develop an idea that sustains a novel-length plot. For adult and teen (grade 6 & up) fiction and nonfiction writers. Also, Kourvo and Neal host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19.
7-8:45 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Feb. 5 & 19. All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to get basic sewing help with their unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines. Basic sewing instruction available. All welcome to bring their own sewing machine. On Feb. 5, Made by Rae owner Rae Hoekstra demonstrates how to read a pattern.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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All invited to discuss the club's strengths and weaknesses.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free. harwin@umich.edu, 761-5859. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Danielle Belen: U-M School of Music.

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This U-M violin professor performs works by Brahms, Dillon, and Chausson. With pianist Hye Jin Cho.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dancing to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week.
7:30-10 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 395-4223. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Pesticides & Pollinators": Michigan Botanical Club.

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MSU entomology researcher Meghan Milbrath discusses neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides that affects insects' central nervous system.
7:30 p.m., Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Abbie Conant: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by this internationally known trombonist whose 1980 audition for the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, which was conducted behind a screen for anonymity, inspired Malcolm Gladwell's book Blink.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn: The Ark.

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Duo of 2 longtime Ark favorites who are now husband and wife. Fleck is the founding banjoist of the seminal progressive bluegrass outfit New Grass Revival. Known for his penchant for pushing the bluegrass idiom in the direction of jazz, funk, and worldbeat, he has performed at the Ark with a number of different ensembles-including Washburn's Sparrow Quartet--over the past 3 decades. After first gaining attention early in this century as a member of the Ann Arbor-bred old-time music group Uncle Earl, Washburn lived in China for a while in her early 20s, coming away with a repertoire of traditional and original songs, sung in English and Mandarin and accompanied on banjo in sparse arrangements that have some of the concentrated quiet of the music she heard in China. The duo has a brand-new CD, Echo in the Valley.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $45-$85 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! 

University Choir: U-M School of Music.

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Jabarie Glass and Shohei Kobayashi conduct this ensemble of music majors in Howells' "A Hymn for Saint Cecilia," Finzi's 7 Pastoral Songs, Barnum's "Afternoon on a Hill," Barber's "Sure on this shining night," Kodaly's "Esti dal," Stanford's Nunc Dimittis in G Major, Estevez's "Mata del anima sola," Holmes's "Windham," Monteverdi's "Dara la notte," Brahms's "Der Abend," MacMillan's "O Radiant Dawn," Thompson's "Last Words of David," and Rudoi's arrangement of "Yonder come day."
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 10:15 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Bickley/Kramer/Roe

Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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