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Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 22, 2018






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: SUN SHEN.

  community member   < less Master Kim Instructs Senior Student

Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 8:15-9 a.m. 

CVT: Better Living Fitness Center.

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

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



 9 a.m.  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]



 10-10:30 a.m. & 7-7:30 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.-noon  Free! 

Mah-Jongg: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Beginners welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [map]


 10-11:30 a.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]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Architecture: Shaping Buildings, Shaping Us": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs. (except Jan. 25), Jan. 11-Feb. 22. A series of 6 weekly lectures by various speakers.

Jan. 11: U-M architecture professor Eric Hill on "Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America."

Jan. 18: Lawrence Technological University architecture professor Dale Allen Gyure on "The Architecture of Minoru Yamasaki," who designed the World Trade Center.

Feb. 1: Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research director Gregory Wittkopp on "Cranbrook's Architecture in Three Chapters."

Feb. 8: U-M architecture and urban planning professor Anya Sirota on "Other Ways of Doing Things: Architecture and Urban Activism."

Feb. 15: U-M urban design professor Geoffrey Thün on "Plausible Futures: Approaching Architecture and Design from a Complex Systems Perspective."

Feb. 22: Detroit Free Press journalist John Gallagher gives an "Update on the City of Detroit."

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10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Under the African Sky": Wild Swan Theater.

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Feb. 22, 23, & 25. This award-winning local children's theater presents a series of African folktales. With drumming and other music. Geared toward kids ages 4-10. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members.
10 a.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 12:30 p.m. (Fri.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (seniors age 60 & over and kids, $9.60; lap passes for kids age 2 & under, $3) in advance at wildswantheater.org and at the door. 995-0530. [map]



 10 a.m. 

"Under the African Sky": Wild Swan Theater.

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Feb. 22, 23, & 25. This award-winning local children's theater presents a series of African folktales. With drumming and other music. Geared toward kids ages 4-10. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members.
10 a.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 12:30 p.m. (Fri.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (seniors age 60 & over and kids, $9.60; lap passes for kids age 2 & under, $3) in advance at wildswantheater.org and at the door. 995-0530. [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]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Little Paws Story Time": Huron Valley Humane Society.

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Every Thurs. Stories, crafts, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats. Also, a chance to make a toy or treat for the animals. For kids ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.
10:30 a.m., HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill. $5 per child (babies under age 1, free). Space limited; preregistration recommended at hshv.org/littlepaws. 661-3575. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m. 

"Yoga Fundamentals": Imagine Fitness and Yoga.

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Come have FUN learning/improving FUNdamental positions of yoga. This class is a great way to learn the basic poses and postures of yoga. This class is great for beginning and intermediate level practitioners looking to establish good form, balance, and flow in their practice. Join us every Thursday at 11:00 a.m.!
$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]


 11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. 

"Body Rehab": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Prevents injuries by strengthening and elasticizing the most susceptible joints in your body. This class is performed using rehab exercises and stretches.
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]


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

U-M Center for Japanese Studies Lecture Series.

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Feb. 8, 15, & 22. Talks by visiting scholars. Feb. 8: Harvard Law School Japanese legal studies professor J. Mark Ramseyer on "Identity Politics in Japan." Feb. 15: Bowdoin College Asian studies professor Sakura Christmas on "Imperial Japan and the Nature of Borders in Occupied Inner Mongolia." Feb. 22: Sophia University (Tokyo) Japanese history professor Bettina Gramlich-Oka on "A Woman's Network in Japan around 1800."
11:30 a.m., 110 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-6307. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy": U-M Library.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by health and bioethics experts, of Ta-Nehisi Coates' book about race and Obama's presidency. With emphasis on women's health issues.
Noon, 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-8994. [map]


 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by area musicians. Feb. 1: Detroit blues and gospel singer-guitarist Rev. Robert Jones. Feb. 8: The Grosse Ile Quartet performs romantic works by everyone from the Beatles to Bach. Feb. 15: Folk and Americana singer-songwriters Jen Sygit and Sam Corbin. Feb. 22: Works TBA by U-M music majors.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Arthritis": SUN SHEN.

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Medical studies have shown this particular program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as preventing falls for older adults. For this reason, arthritis foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in America give it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great start for beginner to improve health and wellness. Classes are held 1pm - 1:50pm. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E. Stadium Blvd. $55 / month, $17 / drop in. 734. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Older Adults Thursday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Thurs.. A current events discussion group led by Heather Dombey. Vegetarian lunch ($3/person, $5 for nonseniors) available at noon.
1-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free, except as noted. 971-0990. [map]


 2-3 & 6:30-7:30 p.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]


 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.


 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 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, 7, & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Post": Michigan Theater.

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


 4:15 p.m.  Free! 

"On My Own Storytime": Saline District Library.

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Storytelling program for kids age 3 & up, with or without a caregiver. No younger siblings.
4:15-5 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 4:15 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]


 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]


 4:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Germanic Languages & Literatures Winter Colloquium.

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Series of lectures by German scholars and writers. Feb. 2: MSU German professor Matthew Handelman discusses the work of Gershom Scholem, whose scholarship on Jewish mysticism had a vital impact on 20th century Zionism. Feb. 16: Dartmouth College German professor Petra McGillen discusses 19th-century German realist novelist & poet Theodor Fontane. Feb. 22: Reading from her work (in German) by Theodora Bauer, a fiction writer and essayist whose recent novel, Chikago, traces the lives of 3 protagonists fleeing post-WWI poverty in Austria.
2-4 p.m. (Feb. 2 & 16) & 4:30-6:30 p.m. (Feb. 22), Room 3308 Modern Languages Building, 812 E. Washington. Free. 764-8018. [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.


 5-6 p.m. 

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

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



 5:30 p.m. 

"House Sitting: Travel the World and Your Lodging is Free": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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Thought you didn't have enough money for travel? House sitting makes it possible, as it takes the cost of lodging out of the equation. We have tended homes in Australia, Spain, Denmark, France, and the U.K., allowing us to live as locals for weeks at a time.
In this study group we show you the match-up websites where you meet homeowners, how to post your profile, and how to stand out in order to win the best house sits. Handouts include a 100-page house sitting e-book written by instructor Josie Schneider. She and instructor Conrad Knutsen will lead this 90 minute session.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road Suite C. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Zell Visiting Writers Series: Robin Coste Lewis (Rescheduled from February 1).

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Robin Coste Lewis, the winner of the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus, is the poet laureate of Los Angeles. She is the writer-in-residence at the University of Southern California, a Cave Canem fellow, and a fellow of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities. She received her BA from Hampshire College, her MFA in poetry from New York University, an MTS in Sanskrit and comparative religious literature from the Divinity School at Harvard University, and a PhD in poetry and visual studies from the University of Southern California. Lewis was born in Compton, California; her family is from New Orleans.
UMMA is pleased to be the site for the Zell Visiting Writers Series, which brings outstanding writers each semester. The Series is made possible through a generous gift from U-M alumna Helen Zell (AB '64, LLDHon '13). For more information, please visit the Zell Visiting Writers Series webpage.
UMMA, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734.764.0395. http://umma.umich.edu/events/4384/zell%C2%A0visiting-writers-series-robin-coste-lewis-reading [map]



 6-8:30 p.m. 

"Furniture Decorating Techniques: Stenciling": USArtQuest.

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Doris Gavin introduces you to basic stenciling techniques on an unfinshed wooded box or tray. You'll take home a functional piece of art.
Fee includes all materials.
USArtQuest, 18650 West Old US Hwy 12, Chelsea. $55. 734.562.2662. AskAnything@USArtQuest.com www.USArtQuest.com [map]



 6 p.m. 

"The Right way to advertise your business on social media.": Ann Arbor Area SCORE.

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In this seminar you will learn how to use ads on different social media platforms to grow your business. We'll discuss placing ads on all of the most popular social media sites.
Topics include:
Choosing the right platforms to advertise on
Developing an effective campaign
Choosing the right audience
Setting a budget
Monitoring results
NEW Center Office Building, 1100 North Main Street - Second floor. annarborscore@scorevolunteer.org annarborarea.score.org [map]



 6-7 p.m. 

"Vinyasa Flow Yoga": Better Living Fitness Center.

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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]



 6 p.m. 

U-M Women's Basketball.

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Dec. 10: Kent State. 2 p.m..

Dec. 12: North Florida. 7 p.m.

Dec. 16: Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne. 2 p.m.

Dec. 21: Delaware State. 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 28: Penn State. 6 p.m.

Jan. 10: Indiana. 7 p.m.

Jan. 20: Illinois. 6 p.m.

Jan. 23: MSU. 7 p.m.

Feb. 1: Purdue. 8 p.m.

Feb. 8: Northwestern. 7 p.m.

Feb. 22: Maryland. 6 p.m.
7 p.m., Crisler Center. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [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]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sushi and Jazz": Doug Horn Trio.

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Reedman Doug Horn is joined by Cary Kocher on Vibes and rotating bassists.
We play from 6:30-8:30PM every other Thursday, starting December 14th, 2017.
Nagomi Sushi, 1754 Plymouth Rd (north Campus). Free. 734-761-5800. www.nagomiannarbor.com/northcampus/ [map]



 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

3-D Printing Lab Demo: Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults & teens in grades 6 & up invited to learn about the uses for the Printrbot 3-D printer.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab (lower level). Free. 327-8301. [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]


 6:45-8 p.m. 

"Flexitortion": A2 Aviary.

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This 75 minute class can take your flexibility from basic warming up stretching to beginning contortion poses. All levels are welcome, as students train at their own pace with instructor guidance. We will focus on safely exploring your limits through proper warming techniques and mat exercises to take home. Please bring your own yoga mat, if possible. Come increase your bendy power, learn to prevent injuries through safe stretching, breathe, and stretch in a supportive environment. It is strongly recommended that this class be taken as your final physical activity of the day, and not as a warm up for other activities. Please register via the included link before arriving to class.
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/this-weeks-schedule/ [map]



 6:45 & 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.


 7 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]


 7 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Class: SUN SHEN.

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



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Chris Glomski: Literati Bookstore.

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This Chicago poet reads from Lit Up, his new collection of poems that illuminate "the cracks in our daily lives," along with their "quotidian details."
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Thursday Jazz & Cocktail Happy Hour: Cultivate Coffee and Tap House.

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Thursday Jazz & Cocktail Happy Hour 7-10pm. Rotating artists in residence to perform jazz at Cultivate Coffee and Tap House. $2 off craft cocktails during jazz. No cover charge.
Cultivate Coffee and Tap House, 307 N River St, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-249-8993. www.cultivateypsi.com [map]


 7 p.m. 

Zingerman's Cornman Farms Bar Night featuring Local Bands and the Imperial Taco Truck: Courtney Kenny.

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Zingerman's award-winning event venue, Cornman Farms, is opening up its barn doors for its first ever Bar Night. The casual and cozy evening features local bands and farm fresh cocktails in its beautifully restored two-level barn where the fireplaces will be roaring and the drinks will be flowing. The cash bar will showcase Cornman Farms signature cocktails, as well as a special mulled wine and brand new winter daiquiri. PLUS, the Imperial Taco Truck will be on-site selling delicious tacos, nachos and snacks to complement the evening's cocktails!
The evening's musical lineup features the following bands from near and far. Jim Cherewick (Ypsilanti), Loose Koozies (Detroit) and The Sueves (Chicago).
Zingerman's Cornman Farms, 8540 Island Lake Rd, Dexter. $5. 734-619-8100. cornmanevents@zingermans.com www.cornmanfarms.com/events [map]



 7 p.m. 

"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof": Fathom Events.

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Tape-delayed live broadcast of the Young Vic (London) production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning 1955 drama about the unraveling of a mendacious southern family. Stars Jack O'Connell & Sienna Miller.
7 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $17 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 827-2863 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Homemade Pasta": Ann Arbor District Library.

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People's Food Co-op head baker Keegan Rodgers offers an introduction to making and storing homemade pasta. For adults and teens in grade 6 & up.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Is Genesis History?": Fathom Events.

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(Thomas Purifoy, 2017). Documentary with scientists and scholars around the world discussing Creationism and evolution.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Quality 16 (3686 Jackson). Tickets $11.50 (Ann Arbor 20) & $12 (Quality 16). 623-7469 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 7 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Orchestra Night": Ann Arbor Public Schools.

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Gala concert featuring more than 1,000 student performers in orchestras from Ann Arbor middle and high schools. Highlighted by the high school ensembles' performances of the Finale from Saint-SaŽns' Symphony no. 3, Strauss's Overture to Die Fledermaus, and Shostakovich's Festive Overture.
7 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 994-2252. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Rebecca": Aunt Agatha's Book Club.

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Local mystery writer Sarah Zettel (who also writes under the Dahlia James pseudonym) leads a discussion of Daphne du Maurier's classic novel and its movie adaptations. All invited.
7 p.m., Aunt Agatha's, 213 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-1114. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"SHEL": Runyonland Productions.

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Feb. 22 & 23. U-M musical theater majors perform the world premiere of U-M student Noah Kieserman's musical. Based on the life of the late children's poet Shel Silverstein, it's written entirely in Silverstein's style of verse.
7 p.m., Duderstadt Center Video Studio, 2281 Bonisteel. Tickets $14 (students, $7) in advance at runyonland.ticketleap.com/shel. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Transcendental Gardens of Japan": Ann Arbor Bonsai Society.

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College for Creative Studies (Detroit) photography professor Carlos Diaz gives a photo-illustrated talk on his 2015 trip.
7-9:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. AABonsaiSociety@gmail.com. [map]


 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs., Sept.-May. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
7:30-9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. facebook.com/DetroitIMA. contact@detroitirishmusic.org. 255-5310. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Dikeman/Stadhouders/Piazza/Shead at Ziggy's.

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Adam Shead brings his new quartet with Amsterdam's John Dikeman (William Parker, Tatsuya Nakatani, Cactus Truck) and Jasper Stadhouders (Han Bennink, Ken Vandermark, Terrie Ex) along with Chicago bassist Tony Piazza to Ziggy's! For their second set they will be joined by local giants Piotr Michalowski, Mark Kirschenmann, and Ben Willis.
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $5 (suggested donation). (734) 221-3961. https://www.facebook.com/events/117069275755033/ [map]



 8-11 p.m. 

Dikeman/Townkeepers/Piazza/Shead.

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Adam Shead brings his new quartet with Amsterdam's John Dikeman (William Parker, Tatsuya Nakatani, Cactus Truck) and Casper Townkeepers (Han Bennink, Ken Vandermark, Terrie Ex) along with Chicago bassist Tony Piazza to Ziggy's! For their second set they will be joined by local giants Piotr Michalowski, Mark Kirschenmann, and Ben Willis.
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Donation. $5. (734) 221-3961. https://www.facebook.com/events/117069275755033/ [map]



 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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


 8 p.m. 

L.A. Hardy: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Feb. 22-24. L.A. comic known for his sardonic stories about everyday life and his biting social commentary. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $15 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Disgraced": PTD Productions.

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Feb. 22-24, 25, & 28 and Mar. 1-3. Joe York directs local actors in Ayad Akhtar's 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning comic drama exploring questions of identity and reinvention. A seemingly happy corporate lawyer and his wife invite another biracial couple to dinner, where a friendly conversation escalates into something damaging. Cast: Lisa Coveney, Ryan McGriff, Angelicia Morton, Neel Vaidya, and Brandon Waldenmayer.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun. & Wed.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (students & seniors, $12; Thurs., pay what you can) in advance at a2tix.com/events/disgraced-ptd-productions & by phone. 483-7345. [map]




 8 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]


 8 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]


 9:30 p.m. 

"I, Tonya": State Theatre.

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



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: "Michigan House."

With Michigan electronic dance musicians Nydge, Alexander Lynch, Lady Ace Boogie, and Madelyn Grant. Advance tickets: $10 ($12 at the door). [venue info]

Café Verde: San & Emily

Duo of veteran local folk singer-songwriter San Slomovits (one half of the nationally renowned local duo Gemini) and his daughter, violinist Emily Slomovits. [venue info]

Club Above: Low Hanging Fruit

Boulder hip-hop ensemble. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Banana Migration

Local reggae & blues band. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Slice

East Lansing pop dance quartet. [venue info]

Last Word: The Pherotones

A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzmeier. [venue info]

Mash: The Shelter Dogs

Local self-styled "lounge-a-billy" trio that plays vintage swing, rockabilly, and blues. With upright bassist Todd Perkins, guitarist Pete Bullard, and drummer Tom Twiss. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network."

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer- guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]

 
 


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