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Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 3, 2018






 
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 8 a.m.  Free! 

Free Practice ACT/SAT Exam: College Tutors.

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Practice makes (closer to) perfect! Take advantage of a free SAT or ACT test to evaluate where you are scoring, and learn how you can improve before the actual test. Please call or email to reserve a spot: spots are very limited! Unfortunately we cannot field walk-ins.
Test are offered in two locations:
Ann Arbor (3907 Jackson Rd)
Canton (Willowcreek Plaza at 42180 Ford Rd, ST# 302)
College Nannies + Tutors, 3907 Jackson Rd. Free. (734) 761-8393. hana.kamel@collegetutors.com https://www.collegenanniesandtutors.com/annarbormi [map]



 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Pathway to Intimacy:Intimacy with One's Higher Power through Intimacy with One's Self and with Others": Friends Lake Cooperative Community.

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Pathway to Intimacy: Intimacy with One's Higher Power through Intimacy with One's Self and with Others
This three-part program is a benefit for the Friends Lake Cooperative Community. Cost will be $120.00 (up front) for all three segments or $50.00 per individual segment; reduced rate available based on need; contact the program facilitator. Lunch is included in the price.
Community - Spiritual Development - Fundraiser - Personal Growth - Classes/Workshops
Part I: Intimacy with Self
9:00-4:00 Saturday, January 13
Intimacy defined through group discussion. Then there will be detailed opportunities for participants to engage in exercises that can begin to assist in an exploration of Self Intimacy. Debriefing of the day's experience with participants.
Part II. Intimacy with Others
9:00-4:00 Saturday, February 3
Definition of Intimacy reviewed. Then there will be instructed dyadic interactions between participants that will help participants begin to engage in Other Intimacy. Debr
Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Rd., Chelsea. Cost will be $120.00 (up front) for all three segments or $50.00 per individual segment; reduced rate available based on need; contact the program facilitator. Lunch is included in the price.. susanflinders@gmail.com or 810-444-3274. susanflinders@gmail.com [map]


 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

37th Annual Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival: Ford Seahorses & Sea Lancers Scuba Diving Club.

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A daylong series of 1-hour presentations on Great Lakes maritime history and shipwrecks, along with diving topics. For a complete schedule, see greatlakesshipwreckfestival.org.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Kids 12 & under accompanied by an adult, free. 459-8476. . [map]


 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Dexter Winter Marketplace.

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A farmers market with arts & crafts, jewelry, bread and baked goods, fresh produce, eggs, cheese, meats, and more. With live entertainment at 11 a.m. by by Turner Luce (Nov. 18), the area jazz-inflected Christian pop-folk ensemble From Grace (Dec. 9), Full Circles (Dec. 23), the veteran local band MacDonald Brothers (Jan. 6 & Feb. 3), Bruce & Bob (Jan. 20), the Pinckney Americana ensemble The Pontunes (Feb. 17), and the eclectic local duo Full Circles (Mar. 3).
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free admission. dexerwintermarketplace@gmail.com, 834-3229. [map]


 9 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. 

Strong Moms Strong Girls Figuring Out Friendships Workshops: Junior League of Ann Arbor.

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There are three types of bulllying: physical, verbal, and relational aggression. Relational aggression involves hurting someone's reputation, feelings, or relationships and often occurs among friends.
The Junior League of Ann Arbor's Strong Moms Strong Girls workshops teach girls and their caregivers how to deal with relational aggression and its destructive behavior which can affect girls' confidence and emotional well-being.
Facilitated by a social worker, the Figuring Out Friendships workshops are 3.5 hours long. On March 3, the workshop for Grades 3 and 4 begins at 9 a.m. and the one for Grades 5 and 6 begins at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Natalie Hoffman at (734) 218-1401.
The Junior League of Ann Arbor is committed to promoting volunteerism and developing the potential of women.
New Center, 1100 North Main Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $30 per pair. Contact Natalie Hoffman at 734-218-1401. SMSG@jlaa.org [map]



 9 a.m.-noon 

"Mom 2 Mom Sale": Saline Parks & Recreation.

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87 tables of gently used children's clothing, toys, books, and gear.
9 a.m.-noon, Saline Rec Center gym, 1866 Woodland Dr. E. (south of Textile, east of N. Maple), Saline. $1 admission. 429-3502. [map]


 10-11 a.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]



 10 a.m. 

Running Start Workshops: Running Start.

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Running Start is an engaging, mentor-led, workshop-based approach to equip youth with entrepreneurial skills to start a business. Over a series of four workshops, middle and high-school aged youth will come up with a business idea, test it, market it, and finally pitch it.
GO Where Meetings Matter, https://www.running-start.biz/enroll-now-1/. $199. 734-741-1134. debra@running-start.biz www.running-start.biz



 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Gentle Hatha Yoga": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A2 Yoga instructor Raina LaGrand introduces adults and teens in grade 6 & up to the basics of this yoga style which emphasizes integrates breath with movement. Dress prepared to work out and bring a mat if you have one.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-8301.


 10 & 11 a.m. and noon 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 3-24. Naturalist Mark Irish discusses the history of maple sugaring and lead a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. Also, a pancake and sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
10 & 11 a.m. and noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]



 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Plastic Bag Pollution & Recycled T-Shirt Bags": Ecology Center of Ann Arbor.

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All-ages craft project to make a reusable bag out of old t-shirts. Materials provided, but bring your own t-shirt, if you like.
10 a.m.-noon, AADL Westgate. Free. 327-8301.


 10 a.m. 

"Sweet Things": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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10 a.m., Matthaei, 1800 Dixboro. $10 per kid. Preregistration recommended. 647-7600. [map]


 10:15 a.m.  Free! 

Remote-Controlled Car Racing: Washtenaw RC Raceway.

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One of the largest regular gatherings of RC racers in the country features off-road dirt-track racing for stock and modified model electric trucks and buggies. Spectators welcome. Food concessions.
10:15 a.m.-midnight, Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Doors open at 8 a.m. Free admission. $17 to race. (517) 290-7128. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Stitch an Inchie": USArtQuest.

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For everyone addicted to thread work, beginners to advanced, Connie Pickering Stover will show you how to break rules to create your own art pieces.
Learn to needlepoint using gorgeous hand-painted threads! These are not ordinary threads, they're what makes your needlepoint truly one-of-a-kind. Whether you're a needlepoint newbie, or have some experience, Connie will guide you through the process of creating with panache! You'll want to frame this piece when complete, and Connie will show you how to do that, too!
For beginners and beyond - as long as you know just one stitch, be it cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel, etc., this is for you.
Class fee includes all materials. Frame available for purchase.
USArtQuest, 18650 West Old US 12, Chelsea. $35. 734.562.2662. AskAnything@USArtQuest.com www.usartqeust.com [map]



 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": AAHOM.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon 

"Cardio & Core": Better Living Fitness Center.

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If you've always wanted a flat stomach, 6-pack abs or just a stronger core, this is the class for you. It combines high-energy music with a core-sculpting routine to give you a toned midsection. Get me some abs!
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 a.m. 

"YinYasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Saturdays from 11am-12pm, join Mota Thai Yoga for a FREE yoga class (with donations accepted).
This class is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. Some postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This allows the muscles to relax, and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. In between these postures, movement and flowing between postures will be done to create internal heat. Appropriate for all levels. This class is heated between 80-90 degrees.
Look for door #22 with the red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. info@motathaiyoga.com motathaiyoga.com [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]



 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

The Garden Mill Green Thumb Series.

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Talks and demonstrations on garden-related themes by Garden Mill staff and local master gardeners.

Mar. 3: "Seed Starting." Talk by Garden Mill owner Jennifer Fairfield.

Mar. 10: "What's Bugging Your Garden." Garden Mill staff share tips for how to identify common beneficial & harmful insects.

Mar. 17: "Getting Into the Weeds." Garden Mill staff discuss how to identify and manage several common weeds.

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11 a.m.-noon, Garden Mill, 110 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Space limited; preregistration recommended. 475-3539. [map]


 Noon 

Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]


 Noon-2 & 2:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Salamander Survey Kickoff/Frog and Toad Survey Kickoff: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation.

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A chance to learn about the city's upcoming annual survey of the salamander (noon) and frog & toad (2:30 p.m.) populations in town. There are also training sessions (preregistration required by Mar. 1) for volunteers to help with the survey. Also, on Mar. 24, a similar kickoff for a program of "Photo Monitoring" (10-11 a.m.) of natural areas restoration work, with preregistration required for the training session by Mar. 22.
Noon-2 & 2:30-4:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. nap@a2gov.org; 794-6627. [map]


 Noon 

U-M Men's Lacrosse.

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Mar. 3: Siena. Noon.

Mar. 9: Air Force. 7 p.m.

Mar. 17: Marquette. 3 p.m.

Mar. 31 Maryland. Noon.

Apr. 21: Johns Hopkins. Noon.
Various times (see listing above), U-M Lacrosse Stadium, 2500 S. State. $6. 764-0247. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Spring into Summer Camp Expo": Briarwood Mall.

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Info on summer camps for kids.
Noon-4 p.m., Briarwood Mall. Free. 769-9610. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Community Cats Training Class: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Be an advocate for feral cats!
In this FREE class, you will learn why HSHV believes that Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) helps reduce the number of free roaming cats, lowers stray intake and euthanasia and creates better, less hostile environments for our community cats. You'll also learn how you can help -- and we need you! RSVP requested.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Free. marketing@hshv.org http://www.hshv.org/site/PageNavigator/services/Cat_Management.html [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show Arthur the emu on the conservancy's Stone Stage (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, cougar feedings (1:30 & 4:30 p.m.) and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including prairie dogs, kangaroos, giant tortoises, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $8 (kids ages 2-12, $6; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1:30 p.m. 

"Ghibli for Kids" Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Mar. 3: "My Neighbor Totoro" (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988). Anime tale about 2 girls who move to the Japanese countryside and befriend strange and delightful nature spirits. 1:30 p.m.

Mar. 10: "Kiki's Delivery Service" (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989). Coming-of-age anime about a teen witch trying to find her place in the world. 1:30 p.m.

Mar. 17: "Howl's Moving Castle" (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004). Anime love story about an 18-year-old girl cursed into an old woman's body and a wizard who can see through the curse. 1:30 p.m.

Mar. 24: "Spirited Away" (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001). Oscar-winning anime fantasy about a young girl who discovers a secret world of strange spirits and sorcery. 1:30 p.m.

Mar. 31: "Ponyo" (Hayao Miyazaki, 2008). Anime fantasy about a young boy who develops a relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become human after falling in love with him. 1:30 p.m.

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1:30 p.m., State Theatre. $10 (kids under 12, free; students, seniors, & veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50).


 1:45, 2, 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Holi Color Festival: Ypsilanti District Library.

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Celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of color and goodness, with us. Featuring traditional drumming, a few specialty foods, and colorful crafts, this event will encourage fun and togetherness. At the end, we'll have a parade through the library to show off our colorful crafts.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd. Free. 734-482-4110. ggainsley@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org [map]



 2 p.m. 

U-M Women's Gymnastics vs. Utah.

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2 p.m., Crisler Center. Ticket prices TBA at mgoblue.com/tickets/gmw-index.html. 764-0247. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

Walking Through Grief Support Group: Arbor Hospice.

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The death of a loved one can bring on many reactions, including a desire to isolate yourself, or a lack of motivation to take part in physical activity. This is a monthly social group which will take place in various parks in the Ann Arbor Area. This is an opportunity for grievers to socialize while getting fresh air and exercise. All activity levels are welcome and individuals can walk at their own pace. Contact Karma Basha at 734.794.5106 for more information.
Life without a loved one can be overwhelming, even long after that person has passed. To help individuals coping with grief, Arbor Hospice offers a supportive and caring environment to work through the loss.
Support groups and events are open to everyone, regardless of whether their loved one received services from Arbor Hospice. All grief support programs are free of charge, but donations are welcome to help support the nonprofit's programming. Registration is required.
Various Ann Arbor Parks. Free. 734-794-5106. arborhospice.org


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Stuffed Animal Extravaganza": AADL Westgate.

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Kids ages 1-9 invited to play with local psychotherapist Susan Mumm's stuffed animal menagerie, which contains over 300 toys. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
2-4 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-8301.


 2:30-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Afternoon": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to play board games in the AADL collection, including Oregon Trail, Ticket to Ride, Yeti in My Spaghetti, Dominion, Sushi Go, Stratego, Grand Austria Hotel, Space Team, & more. Bring your own, if you wish.
2:30-5:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]


 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every 1st & 3rd Sat. All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. If you have them, bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book.
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 994-9307. [map]


 3 & 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]


 3-4 & 4-5 p.m. 

"Strum & Drum": Oz's Music Environment.

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Families invited to get on stage to sing and make music on a variety of instruments. Also, at 4 p.m., a free Kids Open Stage.
3-4 p.m., Oz's, 1920 Packard. $15 per family. 662-8283. [map]


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How We Get Free (Pt. 2)": Socialist Reading Group Ann Arbor Ypsi.

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Join the Socialist Reading Group for a reading of selections from "How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective", edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.
For the second session, we will be finishing the book, that is, reading the essay/interviews with Beverly Smith, Demita Frazier, Alicia Garza, and Barbara Ransby.
3rd Third floor free space of the Downtown Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S 5th Ave Ann Arbor, MI. Free. jacobinannarborypsi@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/socialistrga2ypsi/ [map]



 3:30 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]


 3:45, 6:45, & 9:30 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4 p.m. 

"The Audacity of Hope": In Good Company African American Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Barack Obama's autobiography.
4 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 4:15 & 10:15 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 & 9:30 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.


 4:45 & 7:15 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.


 6:30 p.m. 

"Encore Dinner Concert with Herbie Russ!": Lone Oak Vineyard Estate.

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Herbie's January show sold out so quickly that he has agreed to a second show! If you watched the last season of America's Got Talent you got to see just how awesome Herbie Russ is. And, he is coming home to perform at Lone Oak on this date!! His amazing skills on the sax, coupled with an incredibly soulful voice make for a combination of epic proportions. He has the growl of Joe Cocker and the soul of Ray Charles. This show is a "do not miss". There are only 42 seats in this intimate venue, so reservations are a must. Call 517-522-8167 to reserve your seats. $40 per person includes dinner and show. Menu: tba. Both entrees served with salad and bread. *Special dietary needs can be accommodated, call for info/requests.
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd., Grass Lake. $40 for dinner and show. 5175228167. dlbarber1@aol.com www.loneoakvineyards.com [map]



 6:30 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]


 6:45-10:30 p.m. 

Bockbierfest: Ann Arbor Schwaben Verein.

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This annual spring festival features a German dinner followed by dancing to Tommy Schober & the Sorgenbrechers.
6:45-10:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), Plumbers & Pipefitters Hall (UA Local 790), 7920 Jackson Rd., Dexter. Tickets $30 (includes dinner & beverages) in advance and (if available) at the door. Reservations recommended; call John Jarvis (954-0281), Art French (662-4964), or Walt Hahn (353-9229). [map]


 6:45 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.


 7-11 p.m. 

Doogatron, Isaac Levine Band, Telementals, KAS.

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$5 cover - all ages
DOOGATRON
https://www.facebook.com/doogatronofficial/
ISSAC LEVINE BAND
TELEMENTALS
https://www.facebook.com/telementals/
KAS
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. $5. (734) 221-3961. media@ziggysypsi.com https://www.facebook.com/events/403988413378899/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

She-Bop plus Laurence Miller and The Love Maniacs at Zal Gaz Grotto!.

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A double header performance with She-Bop, along with The Love Maniacs, performing at Zal Gaz Grotto!
She-Bop band members are: Laurie Lounsbury, vocals and guitar; Elizabeth Royce, lead vocals; Morgan LaMonica, vocals and french horn; John Rasmussen, lead guitar; Al Kalaf, bass; Kinks Heiss, drums.
She-Bop will open the show, with The Love Maniacs to follow.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI. Donation. $5. laurie.lounsbury@gmail.com shebopa2.com [map]



 7:30 & 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.


 7:30 p.m. 

1st Saturday Contra: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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All dances taught; no partner needed. Bring clean shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson for beginners.

Nov. 4: Ed Vincent calls to music by the Homegrown Contraband from Flint. Also, all musicians invited to jam with the band 4-6 p.m. in preparation for tonight's dance.

Dec. 2: Maeve Devlin calls to music by Hotline Strings.

Jan. 6: Drake Meadow calling to Twas Brillig and the Mazel Toves.

Feb. 3: TBA.

Mar. 3: TBA.

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7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). $11 (members, $10; students, $6). 646-4835, 769-1052. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

1st Saturday Contra: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Martha Vander Kolk calls to live music by the Time Travelers. All dances taught; no partner needed. Bring clean shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson for beginners.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $11 (members, $10; students, $6). 646-4835. [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, tickets.ums.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]


 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 sites.google.com/a/salineschools.org/shs-drama-club/. glatzk@salineschools.org, 401-4644. [map]


 8:00pm  Free! 

Live Music Salmagundi: Bel-Mark Lanes.

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Bel-Mark Lanes, 3530 Jackson Road. Free. 734-994-8433. ladyofthelanes@belmarklanes.com belmarklanes.com [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. 

Milonga: Michigan Argentine Tango Club.

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Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ.
8 p.m.-midnight, Michigan Union Anderson Room. $10 (members, $5). umich.edu/~matc. [map]


 8 p.m. (sold out) 

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: The Ark.

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Sold out.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $55-$150 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 8 p.m. 

The Music of Harry Potter: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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with Jonathan LaChance, magician
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Street. $18-$70. 734-994-8801. info@a2so.com a2so.com [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. 

"Music of Harry Potter": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Mar. 3 & 4. Arie Lipsky conducts the orchestra in works from the Harry Potter movies. The program is highlighted by "Double Trouble" with the Boychoir of Ann Arbor, The Weasley Stomp, Obliviate, and others. With a performance by magician Jonathon LaChance. Today's program is preceded at 6 p.m. by "muggle cocktails" and stunts by the Ring of Steel Action Theater & Stunt Troupe dressed in Harry Potter costumes. The Mar. 4 family show includes kids activities.
8 p.m. (Mar. 3) & 4 p.m. (Mar. 4), Michigan Theater. Tickets $15-$67 in advance at a2so.com. 994-4801. [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]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. Comedic improv by experienced local performers.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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Mar. 3 & 17. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $12 (students with ID, $8). Facebook.com/A2DanceRevolution. [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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Avalon Cafe & Kitchen: Neal Anderson Duo

Local jazz duo led by trumpeter Anderson. [venue info]

Bel-Mark Lanes: Salmagundi

Local horn-powered Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Ces Cru

All age admitted. Kansas City hip-hop duo. Opening acts are G-Mo Skee, a Bay Area hop-hop MC, and Knowledge Da MC, a Lansing hip-hop MC. 6:30-8:30 p.m. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Vast Aire

Veteran NYC underground hip-hop MC best known as a member of the hip-hop duo Cannibal Ox. Opening acts are NYC hip-hop MC Double A.B., the popular local soul-inflected hip-hop singer and rapper Nickie P., and the San Francisco hip-hop ensemble BPos. [venue info]

Bona Sera: "PoptART."

Drag show. [venue info]

Club Above: "Holo Redesigned."

Future-bass dance music with DJs Risik, Newsensei, Dictate, Hans Play, CHOFF, Trauma Kidd, and Pseudo. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Randy Brock Group

Detroit blues trio. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Mark Jewett

Double bill. Jewett is a Detroit-area Americana pop-rock singer- songwriter whose latest CD is Love Has No Heart of Its Own. Joe Cartoon is the stage name of Joe Shields, a Grand Rapids cartoonist-turned-Americana singer-songwriter who was one of 6 winners at the prestigious 2016 Kerrville (Texas) New Folk competition. [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]

Guy Hollerin's: Luther "Badman" Keith Blues Band

R&B-inflected Detroit blues band led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Keith. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: FreeLance

Local dance rock cover band whose repertoire ranges from Earth, Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder to AC/DC and Guns & Roses to Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars. [venue info]

Mash: Brett Mitchell & the Giant Ghost

Midland pop-rock band led by Mitchell, a singer-songwriter and drummer whom Grand Rapids Press music critic John Sinkevics calls "the new millennium's version of Marshall Crenshaw." [venue info]

Mash: Zander Michigan

The stage name of Detroit pop-folk singer-songwriter Zander Melidis. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Laurence Miller's Love Maniacs Laurence Miller's Love Maniacs

New local old-school R&B-based ensemble led by veteran avant- rocker Miller. Tonight the band showcases the music of New Orleans rock 'n' roll pioneer Fats Domino. The band includes keyboardist William Bennett, saxophonist-flutist Nathan Addison, bassist Randy Baker, and drummer Adam Berg. Opening act is She-Bop, the local girl-group-style trio of lead vocalist Elizabeth Royce, singer- guitarist Laurie Lounsbury, and singer-French hornist Morgan Lamonica. With With guitarist Johnny Rasmussen, bassist Al Kalaf, and drummer Kinks Heiss. 7-10 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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