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Calendar of Events

Friday, March 2, 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. [map]

 7:00 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: SUN SHEN.

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

 10-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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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]

 10:30 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": Ann Arbor District Library.

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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:
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $15 walk-in.. [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]

 3-7 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)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 4, 7, & 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)., 668-TIME.

 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 & 10 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.

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)., 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. [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 & 7:30 p.m. 

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

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

 4:45 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:45 & 6:45 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 5 p.m. 

"Pets & Pajamas Movie Night": Huron Valley Humane Society.

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Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch animated movies, including The Incredibles (Mar. 2) and Bolt (Mar. 16). Also, a chance to interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
5-9 p.m., HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $35 ($15 for each additional sibling). Preregistration required at [map]

 5, 8, & 10 p.m. 

"The Party": Michigan Theater.

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(Sally Potter, 2018). Dark comedy about a celebration that gradually unravels as secrets surface. Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson.
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)., 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]

 6:30-9 p.m. 

First Friday Shabbat: Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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All invited for dinner, preceded by a brief Shabbat observance with secular readings, songs, candle lighting, wine rituals, and challah. Children welcome.
6:30-9 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $10 (family, $25). Reservations required at 975-9872. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

2018 Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam Semifinals: The Neutral Zone.

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Readings by teen poets from Washtenaw County battling for a spot at the Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam finals on Apr. 12. Other semifinals are held at Huron High School (Mar. 8, 6 p.m.), Washtenaw International High School (Mar. 15, 6 p.m.), and Pioneer High School (Mar. 16, 6 p.m.).
7 p.m., Community High School, 401 N. Division. Free. 214-9995. [map]

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Dances of Universal Peace (Sufi Dancing).

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All invited to join in song, chant, and circle dances in joyous affirmation of the unity of the world's spiritual traditions.
7-9 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill. $5 requested donation. 663-2037. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Gemini: Chelsea First United Methodist Church Community Concert Series.

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The popular Ann Arbor acoustic duo of twin brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits performs original songs and traditional music from around the globe.
7 p.m., Chelsea First United Methodist Church, 128 Park St., Chelsea. Free. 475-8119. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Matty's Rocket: Book One": Nicola's Books.

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Harlem-based comics artist Tim Fielder discusses his new graphic novel. Set in an alternate past, it follows an African American space pilot as she navigates her vessel through the events of WWII, the Harlem Renaissance, and Jim Crow. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.

 7:15 & 10:15 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)., 668-TIME.

 7:15-8:45 p.m. 

"K-Pop Night": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Funky Frosty Friday.

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All invited to skate to Korean pop music in a variety of genres.
7:15-8:45 p.m., Buhr Park Ice Rink, 2751 Packard. $6 (youths age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & over, $5). $1 discount for city residents. Skate rentals available ($3). 794-6234. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"27": Michigan Opera Theatre.

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Mar. 2 & 3. Michigan's premier opera company presents the Michigan premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's 2014 opera, whose title references the house number of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas's Parisian address. A 90-minute tribute to Stein's famous salons, featuring appearances by some of her more famous guests like Picasso, Matisse, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Hemingway, it meditates on life, love, and art against the backdrop of war and political unrest. Gordon's score "has an engaging vitality from the opening bars, and is delightfully studded with allusions and adroit vocal ensembles," says a Washington Post reviewer.
7:30 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $30 in advance at the Michigan League Box Office,, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"EMU Choir Home Tour Concert": EMU Music Department.

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EMU choral director Brandon Johnson directs the EMU choirs in a diverse program that includes Haydn's motet "Insanae et Vanae Curae," several works by Detroit composer Stacey Gibbs, and pieces by Johnson himself.
7:30 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.

 7:30 p.m. 

"The Music Man": Saline High School Drama Club.

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Mar. 2-4. Rebecca Groeb directs students in what playwright Meredith Willson called his "valentine to a bygone era," a musical set in small-town Iowa around the turn of the last century. A traveling salesman cons the townsfolk into buying musical instruments by posing as an instructor who wants to start a band. But his plans to skip town with the cash change when he falls for the town librarian, an independent-minded young woman suspicious of his motives and his credentials. The show's many hummable tunes include "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Gary, Indiana," "Goodnight, Ladies," and "Till There Was You." The Saturday show is a dinner theater production (menu & cost TBA).
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), SHS Ellen Ewing Performing Arts Center, 1300 Campus Pkwy., Saline. Tickets $12 (students & seniors, $10) on Fri. & Sun. Advance tickets available in January at, 401-4644. [map]

 7:45 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"The Doyle & Debbie Show": The Ark.

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The duo of Bruce Arntson and Jenny Littleton has developed a rabid cult following in Nashville for their weekly performances of this parodic revue, a collection of original songs embedded in a wickedly funny script affectionately lampooning country music's iconic duos and the battle of the sexes bubbling under the surface of their music. The Tennessean (Nashville) calls them "like Spinal Tap with a twang."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

 8-11 p.m. 

Ben Willis and the Success and Opportunity Band // Shinies.

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Two Debut Performances:
The Success and Opportunity Band plays the compositions of Ben Willis. This set of pieces are joyful meditations that combine deconstructed song forms, overlapping phased rhythms, simplicity, and frenetic improvisation. They explore themes of depression, morality, and the economic futility of late capitalism.
The band is comprised of some of southeast michigan's finest musicians:
Molly Jones, saxophone
Nicole Patrick, vibraphone/percussion
Kirsten Carey, guitar
Alex Koi, voice
Jonathan Taylor, drums
Ben Willis, bass, composition
Shinies is a new collaborative project of Alex Brown (Mooses) and Tyler Hull.
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. 734-221-3961. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Livingston Taylor: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).

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Like his more famous brother James, Livingston Taylor first emerged as part of the singer-songwriter boom of the late 60s and early 70s. From his first hits ("Carolina Day" and "In My Reply"), his music has remained consistently sweet-tempered, emotionally direct and buoyant, occasionally very humorous, and laid back in a way that evokes a thoughtful country squire. He is currently showcasing material from his brand-new CD, Safe Home, written to commemorate his 50-year career.
8 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. $20 (kids 10 & under, 2 for the price of 1) in advance at and at the door. 665-8558. [map]

 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Mark Normand: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Mar. 1-3. Local debut of this NYC-based comic, winner of the 2016 Great American Comedy Festival. He rocketed to fame as Amy Schumer's opening act, and she produced his 2017 debut special, Don't Be Yourself, which Splitsider calls "a solid representation of who Mark Normand is, from the brass band intro that nods to his former home of New Orleans, to his comprehensive exposé of all of his awkward quirks." Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $16 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Richard Dowling: Stone Chalet Event Center.

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This internationally renowned concert pianist performs several pieces by the iconic ragtime composer Scott Joplin. Dowling performed Joplin's complete piano works at Carnegie Hall on the centennial of Joplin's death last April. Opening act is Lorelei A Cappella Quartet, who perform spirituals and original songs.
8-9:30 p.m., Stone Chalet, 1917 Washtenaw. Tickets $19-$25 (students, $5) in advance at and at the door. 417-7223. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Richard Dowling with Lorelie A Cappella: Lana Hawkins.

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Richard Dowling will be performing all Scott Joplin pieces. Scott Joplin wrote the "The Entertainer" used in the Academy Award winning movie, "The Sting".
Richard Dowling is the first person to play the complete works of Scott Joplin. His April 2017 Carnegie Hall concerts sold out. Richard will be performing several of Scott's pieces for us, playing the 1878 Heirloom Steinway B.
Lorelei A Cappella, Detroit's premier a cappella quartet, will open the show with spirituals and original music.
Lorelei is Detroit's premier a cappella quartet comprised of some of the area's most gifted award-winning vocalists and writers.
This dynamic and exciting ensemble performs original and well-loved tunes from the American song repertoire covering a lot of ground including blues, soul, folk, gospel, jazz and more, always making each tune their own.
Lorelei is Mary Kay Hill, Tracy Kash, Maggie McCabe, and Chris McCall.
Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast Inn and Event Center, 1917 Washtenaw Avenue. $5-$25. 734-417-7223. [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 & 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 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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Every Fri. Performance by a guest improv troupe TBA. Followed by performances by members of the League of Pointless Improvisers, in groups of 2 or 3 (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 & 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 & 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. [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]

 9:30 p.m. 

"Call Me By Your Name": State Theatre.

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(Luca Guadagnino, 2017). Romance set in 1983 Italy about a 17-year-old boy who begins a relationship with his father's male research assistant. Screenplay by James Ivory from the André Aciman novel. Italian, French, & German; subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME.

 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)., 668-TIME. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Jason Dennie, Kyle Rhodes, & Keith Billik

Local bluegrass-oriented Americana trio. [venue info]

Avalon Cafe & Kitchen: Dan Ackerman

Indie pop-folk by this Wych Elm singer-songwriter and guitarist. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Dirty Deville

Local jam-oriented psychedelic prog-rock quartet that tonight celebrates the release of its new CD, Migrate. Opening acts are the Ypsilanti math rock trio Parker Projection, the Ypsilanti pop-folk trio Truman, and the Kalamazoo indie rock trio Cardboard Highway. [venue info]

Club Above: Welman

South Lyon posthardcore rock trio. Opening acts are Seaholm, a local indie rock band, and Daddy & the Long Legs, a Southeast Michigan emo punk-rock trio. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: DJ Matt Darby

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Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Hey Mavis Hey Mavis

Appalachian Americana performed with rock energy by this acoustic quartet from Kent (OH) fronted by vocalist and banjoist Laurie Michelle Caner. "Wrapped in original songs whose styles range from old timey to jazzy to blistering alt rock, Laurie's voice turns from cold steel to melted butter in the time it takes your heart to break," says pioneering jangle pop producer Don Dixon. [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]

Habitat Lounge: Bugs Beddow Band

Versatile horn-driven R&B, boogie-rock, blues, and jazz ensemble led by veteran Detroit trombonist Beddow. [venue info]


6-piece band led by guitarist Randy Tessier and featuring vocalist Sophia Hanifi. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of originals by Hanifi and Tessier and covers of everyone from the Everly Brothers, the Yardbirds, and Dylan to priceless obscurities like Love's "Alone Again Or" and The Foundations' 1968 hit "Build Me Up Buttercup." 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Darwin Mamassian

Brighton pop-folk singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Kari Holmes Band

Contemporary country-pop, along with classic country covers, by a band led by Nashville-based, Detroit-bred singer-songwriter Holmes. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Jim Smith

Local country-folk singer-songwriter whose influences include Gordon Lightfoot and James Taylor. [venue info]

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea: Model Minorities

Queer-trans-people of color band whose music addresses equality and working towards social justice. [venue info]


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