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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, February 21, 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.  Free! 

"Breakthrough Coaching Open House! Complimentary Life Coaching Sessions"

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You're on the verge of a breakthrough, but you've been holding back. You know there's more to life than how you're living, but you don't know where to start.
I can help you:
* Clarify your vision
* Identify blind spots
* Troubleshoot challenges as they arise
* Build in the support you need to anchor sustainable change
I work with undercover superheroes who feel they've been holding back and want to unleash their power and creativity. Are you ready?
Sign up for a complimentary 45-minute Breakthrough Coaching session (in person or on the phone) Wednesday 2/21 through Saturday 2/24!
For more information on Breakthrough Coaching, visit evaneuhaus.com. Call (734) 707-7477 or email evaneuhaus18 AT gmail.com to register.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E. Stadium Blvd. Free. (734) 707-7477. evaneuhaus AT gmail.com www.evaneuhaus.com [map]



 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 a.m.-2 p.m. 

"Book Arts II": USArtQuest.

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Lorenzo Cristaudo introduces you to traditional Japanese stab bound book binding in three styles. Drum leaf binding is used creating a full two-page layout without a recessed gutter.
All materials are provided
For you to bring: a sack lunch. Optional: bring photographs, printed or reproduced materials, or other momentos to enhance your finished book.
This is a two day class and meets on both February 21st and 28th.
USArtQuest, 18650 West Old US Hwy 12, Chelsea. $65. 734.562.2662. AskAnything@USArtQuest.com www.uartquest.com [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]


 10:30 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]


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Adolescent Sexual Health": AAUW-Ann Arbor.

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Talk by Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health representatives Taryn Gal and Brittany Batell. Lunch available ($15, reservations required).
11:30 a.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. (844) 973-6287. [map]


 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Siege Mentalities and Borderland Personalities: The Construction of National Identity in German Königsberg and Soviet Kaliningrad": U-M Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies Noon Lecture.

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Cancelled. Talk by Boston College history professor Nicole Eaton. Bring a bag lunch, if you like.
Noon-1:30 p.m., 555 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"The Encyclopedic 'I': Zhang Han (1510-1593) Views the World from Retirement": U-M Confucius Institute Conference.

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Lecture by Georgetown University Chinese languages & cultures professor Philip Kafalas.
Noon-1 p.m., Michigan League Hussey Rm. Free. 764-8888. [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]


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Structural Racism and the Broken Academic Pipeline": UM Survey Research Center and RacismLab.

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Award-winning investigative reporter and 2017 MacArthur "genius" Nikole Hannah-Jones will speak on structural racism, educational segregation, and racial inequities in educational opportunities in the US. Her keynote will be followed by a conversation and moderated discussion with both Nikole Hannah-Jones and Tabbye Chavous, Director of the National Center for Institutional Diversity and Professor of Education and Psychology at the University of Michigan.
Robertson Auditorium, Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan Ave. Free. 734-647-1499. racismlab@umich.edu http://isr.umich.edu/seh/racismlab.html [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]


 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]


 3:45 & 6:45 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.


 3:45 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, 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, 6:45, & 9:30 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]


 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 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]


 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]


 4:30 & 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.


 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 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]



 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Natural History Museum Science Café.

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Talk by a U-M professor TBA. Followed by discussion. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by hors d'oeuvres.
6-7:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Cabin Fever Robotics": Michigan Robot Club.

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All invited to discuss wintertime robot making. Also, a show-and-tell; nonmembers invited to bring their own creations to show.
6-8:30 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. mirobotclub.com. [map]


 6-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Smell and Tell: Brian Eno": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning smell and taste blog Glass Petal Smoke, discusses, with samples, the scents that inspire ambient music pioneer Brian Eno.
6-8:45 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Sashiko Embroidery: Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to learn how to do this traditional Japanese embroidery style, which involves stitching repeating geometric patterns. Materials provided.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [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 & 9:15 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]


 6:45-7:45 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. 

"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.


 6:45 & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Shape of Water": Michigan Theater.

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


 7 p.m. 

"Above and Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up the Day Job": Michigan Theater.

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(Paul Dugdale, 2017). Documentary about the British electronic dance music group Above & Beyond's decision to go acoustic.
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. 

"Creating and Running Great Ann Arbor Restaurants": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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Ann Arbor is fortunate to be home to many outstanding restaurants. Have you ever wondered what it is like to start and grow a restaurant that rises to the top? You will want to hear this engaging presentation by Adam Baru, creator of three great Ann Arbor eateries - Mani Osteria, Isalita, and Mikette.
Adam will tell us about the challenges of starting a new venture in Ann Arbor, creating tantalizing menus, hiring and keeping staff, and how to make sure customers leave happy. Everyone who enjoys 'eating out' will want to attend this event!
This event will last approximately 90 minutes.
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION TO THE KELLOGG EYE CENTER, 1000 WALL STREET.
Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall St. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [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! 

Jane Austen Book Club: Nicola's Books.

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Feb. 7 & 21. All invited to discuss Austen's books and spin-offs of them with U-M scholars and librarians. Feb. 7: Longbourn, Jo Baker's 2013 reimagining of Pride and Prejudice from the perspective of the servants in the story. Feb. 21: Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld's 2016 contemporary retelling of Pride and Prejudice.
7 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 936-2309.


 7-8:30 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.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"14": U-M Theatre Department.

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U-M theatre professor José Casas directs U-M theatre students in his new work based on a true story about a smuggler who abandons 30 Mexicans crossing the border, resulting in the death of 14. Cast talkback after the show. Reception follows at the Michigan League Henderson room.
7 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Free. 764-5350.


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Luna Papa": U-M Islamic Studies.

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(Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov, 1999). Magic realist tragicomedy about a teenage Tatar girl who mysteriously finds herself pregnant told from the fetus' POV. Russian, Tajik, Uzbek, subtitles.
7-9:30 p.m., 455 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Socially Responsible Businesses: How Tea, Ice Cream, and Vegetables Do Good": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Panel discussion with owners of the local businesses Go! Ice Cream, Detroit Filling Station, and Arbor Teas. Moderated by GreenLight Fund Detroit executive director Rishi Moudgil.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Last Inhabitant": U-M Armenian Studies Program.

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(Jivan Avetisyan, 2016). Drama about the expulsion of an Armenian village in Azerbaijan in 1988, during the decline of the USSR. An Armenian stonemason stays behind to build a mosque amid ethnic and religious tensions as he waits for his daughter to heal from her psychic trauma. Armenian & Russian, subtitles.
7-8:30 p.m., 555 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 763-0622. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Culinary History Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry, Kathleen Flinn's memoir about her struggles at the venerable Paris cooking school Le Cordon Bleu, where she enrolled after losing her corporate job in the U.S.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Birding Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Pioneer HS junior Ben Hack gives a talk on his experiences birding in the Puget Sound region with other young birders at Camp Cascades, a summer youth program that offers a survey of regional flora and fauna.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. [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]


 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]


 8 p.m. 

Open Stage: The Ark.

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All acoustic performers invited. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up to perform 8 minutes (or 2 songs) each. The most talented and popular Open Stage performers are offered their own evenings at the Ark.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $3 (members & students, $2). 761-1451. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Jan. 17 & 31 and Feb. 21. Reading and discussion of several poems around the themes of dreams (Jan. 17), occasions (Jan. 31), and dogs (Feb. 21). Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

University Philharmonia Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Oriol Sans conducts this ensemble of music majors in Hindemith's Mathis der Mahler Symphony, an intense work with a torturous atmosphere that eventually gives way to a celestial brass chant. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and 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]


 9:45 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]



 
 
 

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: Big Something

Burlington (NC) alternative funk-rock sextet known for its exuberant performing style. Advance tickets: $10. [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]

Club Above: Future Teens

Boston self-styled "bedroom pop" indie rock quartet that recently released the CD, Bored and Alone. Opening acts are the local pop- rock band Fallow Land, the Detroit indie rock band Alchemists, and the Ferndale pop-rock band Get Tall. [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: Reeds 'n' Steel

Acoustic jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by the duo of singer and harmonica player Michael May and guitarist David Roof. [venue info]

Old Town: Treetown Swingtette

Local ensemble that plays a wide range of swing music, from Cole Porter to Django Reinhardt. Members are fiddler Paul Winder, vibes player Cary Kocher, bassist Paul Keller, and singer-guitarist Myron Grant, who also plays harp and bones. [venue info]

 
 


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