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Calendar of Events

Friday, February 23, 2018






 
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 6 a.m. 

TRX suspension training class: Imagine Fitness and Yoga.

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Rise and shine and join us in this fun, new class!
What is TRX?
Also known as suspension training, TRX provides a full-body workout using your own bodyweight. An apparatus with straps and handles is suspended to allow you to perform a variety of exercises from planks to lunges, pushups, and much more!
Who is TRX for?
TRX is for everyone! From beginners & seniors, to experienced runners, yogis and military.
What should I expect during a TRX circuit?
Expect a total body workout that develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. You are in control with how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise - because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.
$20 drop in fee; or $20 for 2 weeks unlimited classes and gym use
Imagine Fitness and Yoga, 3100 West Liberty Rd. $20. 7346228119. imagine@imaginefitnessandyoga.com imaginefitnessandyoga.com [map]


 9:40 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.  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. & 12:30 p.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]


 10:30-11 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]


 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

Lenten Organ Concert Series: American Guild of Organists.

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Every Fri., Feb. 23-Mar. 23. Concerts by AGO members and other organists.
12:15-1:15 p.m., First Congregational Church, 608 E. William. Free. 604-3205. [map]


 12:30-1:30 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.. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [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]


 3-11 p.m. 

Chad Tough Fundraiser at The Beer Grotto: The Beer Grotto.

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The Beer Grotto is hosing a fundraiser Feb. 23-25 with proceeds going to the Chad Tough Foundation. Attendees can bid on silent auction items, buy 50-50 raffle tickets, and will get a discount on "Chad Tough" specific beers, with 100% of the proceeds from those taps going to the organization.
The Beer Grotto, 303 S. Ashley Street. Free admission. 734-395-7198. michaelspath1980@gmail.com beergrotto.com [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Democratization as Exclusion?: Refugee Futures and Holocaust Heritage": U-M Anthropology Department Rappaport Lecture Series.

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Talk by U-M anthropology professor Damani Partridge.
3-5 p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall (4th floor). Free. 764-7274. [map]


 3-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
3-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [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, 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]


 4-7 p.m. 

Fish Fry: Saline Knights of Columbus.

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Baked tilapia, beer-battered fried cod, salad, fries, beverages, homemade cheesy potatoes, broccoli salad, coleslaw, mac & cheese, and desserts.
4-7 p.m., St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 910 Austin Dr. (off Austin Rd. off W. Michigan Ave.), Saline. $10 (seniors age 60 & over, $9; kids ages 6-12, $6; age 5 & under, free). 355-8277. [map]


 4:15, 7, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool": Michigan Theater.

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(Paul McGuigan, 2017). Biopic about the May-December romance between a young English actor and Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame. Jamie Bell, Annette Bening.
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. 

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri": State Theatre.

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(Martin McDonagh, 2017). Darkly comic drama about a mother who challenges the town's revered police chief to solve her daughter's murder. Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30-7 p.m. 

40th Annual Lenten Fish Fry: Old St. Patrick's Church.

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Every Fri., Feb. 16-Mar. 23. Fried Alaskan pollack, choice of potato or macaroni & cheese, salad bar, and beverage. Desserts available for a nominal additional charge. Be prepared to stand in line, but the food is worth the wait.
4:30-7 p.m., Old St. Pat's parish hall, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. at Northfield Church (3 miles north of Ann Arbor). $9.50 (seniors, $8; children 6-11, $6; children 5 & under, free). 662-8141. [map]


 4:30-7 p.m. 

Fish Fry: St. Mary Catholic Church Manchester.

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St. Mary Catholic Church's famous Lenten fish fries are back after a ten-year hiatus. Enjoy a delicious fish dinner each Friday in Lent (with the exception of Good Friday) from February 16 through March 23 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary Parish Center, 110 East Madison Street (behind the Marathon gas station on Main Street in the Village of Manchester). The menu will include fried and baked fish, French fries, baked and spicy little potatoes, a salad bar, and delicious desserts. New this year is a drive-thru take-out. Just follow the signs to the back of St. Mary Parish Center. Prices range from $10 for adults to $6 for children ages 6 to 10. Take-out and senior citizens are $9. There is no charge for children five and under.
St. Mary Parish Center, 110 East Madison Street, Manchester. Various. 7344287628. bettyc@umich.edu stmarymanchester.org [map]



 4:30-7 p.m. 

Lenten Fish Dinner: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

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Every Fri., Feb. 16-Mar. 23. Hand-battered fried cod, baked tilapia, mac & cheese, sautéed green beans, roasted red potatoes, French fries, salad bar, rolls with butter, and coffee & tea. Fish sticks and grilled cheese for kids. Soda, desserts, and tomato parmesan soup available.
4:30-7 p.m., St. Francis Parish Activities Center, 2250 E. Stadium. $10 (seniors age 62 & over, $9; kids, $6). 769-2550, ext. 0. [map]


 4:30 & 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.


 4:30 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]


 5-8 p.m. 

Lenten Fish Fry: St. Mary Chelsea Knights of Columbus.

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Every Fri., Feb. 16-Mar. 23.
5-8 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 14200 E. Old US-12, Chelsea. $10. 475-7561. [map]


 5-9 p.m. 

Wolverine Classic: Gym America.

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Feb. 23-25. Nearly 1,000 women gymnasts compete in this national-level competition. Complete schedule available at gymamericagymnastics.com.
5-9 p.m. (Fri.) & 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Admission $12 at the door. 971-1667. [map]


 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Fish Fry of Zal Gaz!: Zal Gaz Grotto Club.

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Friday, Feb 23, 5:30pm- 7:30pm
Come to the most awesome 107th Grotto Anniversary Fish Fry!
Adults $10.00 - Children 6 and under $6.00
Menu: Fried Cod - French Fries or Mac-n-Cheese, Coleslaw - Rolls -
Coffee - Add some home-made desserts for a nominal cost.
Cash Bar! *Take-out is available
Zal Gaz Grotto Club, 2070 West Stadium Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $10. info@zalgaz.org http://zalgaz.org/ [map]



 6-8:30 p.m. 

Basic Stenciling Techniques.

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Learn basic stenciling techniques on an unfinished wooden box or tray. You'll take home a functional piece of art!
Doris Friedrich Galvin of TenOEight Restyled Furniture teaches.
Skill level: novice to experienced.
All materials included.
USArtQuest, 18650 West Old US Hwy 12, Chelsea. $55. 734.562.2662. AskAnything@USArtQuest.com www.usartquest.com [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

"Cheese 101": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Creamery retail manager Tessie Ives-Wilson discusses and offers taste samples of the 7 major varieties of cheese. Bread & other accompaniments provided.
6-8 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Pizza and Ice Cream with Anuja Rajendra": Anuja Rajendra For State Senate.

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Following: Black Men Read Kids Club -- a community literacy program
Friday, February 23 at 4 PM - 6 PM
Riverside Arts Center | Ypsilanti, MI
76 N Huron St, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Come enjoy some good food and conversation in the context of Black History Month with Anuja!
Go! Ice Cream, 10 N. Washington St. in Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti. Free. miraak@umich.edu www.anujaforsenate.com facebook.com/anujaforsenate [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Hygge": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Feb. 2 & 23. All invited to cozy up to a virtual fireplace with warm drinks & sweet treats, and mellow music, and work on a knitting or crocheting project with local crafter Beth Battey, play Scrabble, or quietly read.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 7-8 p.m. 

7-Week Ballroom Program for Beginners: The Dance Pavilion.

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A new year means trying new things, being adventurous and making new friends. If you have always wanted to learn how to dance, but didn't know where to start, this is the program for you! Join instructor Izabela Jaworska, and learn the basics to American style Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Cha Cha, Swing and more! No experience or partner necessary! Pre-registration is required, limited space available. Please call (734) 369-9700 to register today! Only $84 per person for all 7-weeks!
The Dance Pavilion, 1918 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti. $84. 734-369-9700. thedancepavilion@gmail.com www.thedancepavilion.com [map]



 7-8 p.m. 

Family Night Out: Goldfish Swim School Ann Arbor.

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Join us Friday, February 23 to celebrate Love & Friendship at our special Family Night Out! Swim on in with your loved ones to enjoy snacks, crafts, and an open swim. See you in the pool!
Goldfish Swim School Ann Arbor, 2107 West Stadium Boulevard. $5/person no more than $15/family. 734-864-5555. swimannarbor@goldfishss.com annarbor.goldfishswimschool.com [map]



 7-9 p.m. 

"Lantern-Lit Ski & Snowshoe": Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Every Fri. except Feb. 9. All invited to walk or (conditions permitting) ski or snowshoe half-mile lantern-lit loops. Fire available to warm up between laps. A few pairs of snowshoes available to borrow.
7-9 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd. Chelsea. Free. $16 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170. [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]


 7:15 & 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]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Animated": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of short animated films nominated for an Academy Award.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

U-M Ice Hockey.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 7:30 p.m. 

"Family Mew-Vie Night": Tiny Lions.

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Feb. 9 & 23. Screening of family-friendly animated movies, including Toy Story (Feb. 9) and Despicable Me (Feb. 23), and snuggles with adoptable cats. Popcorn, juice, and water. Kids must be accompanied by an adult (at least 1 for every 3 kids). Bring pillows, sleeping bags, and blankets, if you wish. This event usually sells out.
7:30 p.m., Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center (5245 Jackson, ste. A1). $10 in advance at tinylions.org/mewvienights. 661-3575.


 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.-midnight  Free! 

Jim Cherewick / saajtak / Hydropark at Ziggy's.

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Hydropark
www.hydropark.bandcamp.com
saajtak
www.saajtak.com
"Polyrhythmic grooves, effervescent textures, operatic vocals - these are just some of the building blocks of saajtak. When combined, the atmosphere is nothing short of explosively haunting - a miasma of emotive force and unpredictable compositions." - Detroit Metro Times
JIM CHEREWICK
www.soundcloud.com/gymsee
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 221-3961. media@ziggysypsi.com https://www.facebook.com/events/193035714798510/?active_tab=about [map]



 8 & 10:30 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. 

Raul Midón: The Ark.

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NYC-based veteran jazz-soul singer-songwriter from New Mexico known for his passionate singing and his distinctive, heavily percussive guitar stylings that draw on flamenco music.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 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. 

"Cryptic": Neighborhood Theatre Group.

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Feb. 23-25. Marisa Dluge directs the world premiere of local playwright A.M. Dean's comedy about a member of the fictional Huron Valley Cryptozoology Club who is determined to prove monsters exist. Cast: Kylista Geiger, Mimi Keebler, Lauren Megan McCarthy, Greg Pizzino, Inney Prakash, and Craig VanKempen.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Bona Sera Underground, 200 W. Michigan, Ypsilanti. Tickets $10 (students, $5) ntgcryptic.brownpapertickets.com and at the door. ntgypsi.org. [map]


 8 p.m.-midnight 

"Dawn Dance Weekend": Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Feb. 23-25. A weekend of contra, English, square, and couple dancing to live music. Around 400 people expected to dance or just listen to the many fine musicians. Features caller Rick Mohr with the veteran Boston-area contra band Latter Day Lizards and English dance caller Susan Kevra with the northern Pennsylvania trio Alchemy.
8 p.m.-midnight (Fri. & Sat.), 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Sat.), & 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Sun.), Concordia University Kreft Center, 4090 Geddes. $22 per dance (weekend pass, $85). 658-8228. [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 & 10 p.m. 

"Improv: Draw Duo/Draw Trio": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Feb. 16 & 23. Performance by a guest improv troupe TBA. Followed by performances by members of the League of Pointless Improvisers, in groups assigned by the audience, and "water form," a long-form style of improv developed by Pointless.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [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 p.m.  Free! 

Karaoke: Bel-Mark Lanes.

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Bel-Mark Lanes, 3530 Jackson Road. Free. No cover charge.. 734-994-8433. ladyofthelanes@belmarklanes.com belmarklanes.com [map]



 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. 11:30 p.m.-1 a.m. is blues dancing. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). 417-9857. [map]


 9:45 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]


 10 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.


 10:15 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Avalon Cafe & Kitchen: Jordan Smith

Solo set by this lead guitarist for the Burlington (VT) funk-rock band Funkwagon. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Pajamas

Local pop-rock jam trio. Opening act is Honey Monsoon, an Ypsilanti jazz-rock trio. [venue info]

Club Above: "Patches O'Malley Presents."

DJs with electronic dance music. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Greyline: Jive Colossus

Local 9-piece ensemble with a killer horn section fronted by vocalist Shelly Catlan that plays Afro-Caribbean, funk, rock, and blues dance music. [venue info]

Mash: Detroit's Own Soul Purpose Detroit’s Own Soul Purpose

An eclectic mix of genres from funk and blues-rock to hard country by this Westland quintet fronted by vocalist Carol Holmes. [venue info]

Mash: Nadim Azzam Nadim Azzam

Local pop-oriented hip-hop singer-songwriter whose new EP, Here's To Changes Vol. 1, is a collection of songs about love and loneliness he wrote as a troubled teen. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: The Randaliers The Randaliers

A diverse mix of familiar and lesser-known rock, blues, alt-country and R&B covers by this local trio of chanteuse Vicki Dischler and guitarists C. Russell and Phil Campbell. [venue info]

 
 


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