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Calendar of Events

Sunday, March 4, 2018






 
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 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. (Mar. 4, 11, & 18); AADL Westgate (Mar. 25). [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Coffee with Anuja Rajendra for State Senate: Anuja Rajendra for State Senate.

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Meet a candidate running for state senate in district 18! Share your thought and concerns for the district as well as ask any questions you might have.
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 735 W. Cross St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. miraak@umich.edu [map]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Drop-in Luminary Workshops: WonderFool Productions.

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Every Sun., Mar. 4-Apr. 1. Local artists show how to make a lantern to carry in the FoolMoon processionals on Apr. 6. Materials provided. Refreshments.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Workantile, 118 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted ($10 suggested). wonderfoolproductions@gmail.com, 763-7550. [map]


 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]



 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Worship Service: Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.

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The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation is an open and inclusive community within the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. We're rooted in the Anglican tradition, nourished by contemplative practice, and committed to service and advocacy.
Our work together as a church is all about connecting lives, transforming faith, and working for justice.
Come as you are. Whoever you are. Wherever you are on your journey. We don't have a dress code. And we don't have any expectations or requirements about what you need to believe in order to be welcome here.
Our church community is a diverse one - in age, race, and family structure. We welcome non-traditional families, including single parent, adoptive, multi-racial, and families headed by same-sex couples.
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 3257 Lohr Rd. Free. 734-769-7900. http://incarnationannarbor.org/ [map]



 11 a.m.-noon 

"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]



 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"Open Bicycle Repair / Winter Repair Workshop": Common Cycle.

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The Common Cycle Mobile Repair Stand goes indoors for winter! Hosted the first Sunday each month at the Adventure Leadership Rental Center.
Common Cycle volunteers range from from experienced mechanics to interested newbies, and we help all kinds of cyclists fix all kinds of bikes. The only requirement for getting help at the Repair Stand is that you be willing to get your hands dirty; assistance from the Mobile Repair Stand is free, but we welcome donations.
Feel free to drop in to borrow tools, seek maintenance advice or just mull over a winter project.
Adventure Leadership Rental Center (, 336 Hill St. Donation. ian@commoncycle.org https://www.commoncycle.org [map]



 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

40th Annual Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair: Ann Arbor Antiquarian Booksellers Association.

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One of the country's top regional antiquarian fairs, up to 40 dealers from 12 states offering manuscripts, vintage photos and prints, antique maps, and a wide array of old, rare, curious, and fine books, including first editions, lots of collectible children's books, fine leather bindings, modern poetry, Michigan history, travel & exploration, illustrated books, photography, antique maps, cookbooks, and more. Also, representatives of one of Michigan's finest bookbinders exhibit their handiwork and answer questions about book preservation and restoration. Admission charge benefits the U-M Clements Library. The fair has been moved ahead from its customary May date due to Michigan Union renovations.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Michigan Union Ballroom. $5 donation. 995-1891. [map]


 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Comparative Cupping": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's Coffee staff offer taste samples of coffees from around the world using the tools and techniques of professional tasters.
Noon-2 p.m., Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. Reservations required. 929-6060. [map]


 12:30 p.m. 

Hatha Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Sundays from 12:30-1:30pm. In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow for deep connective tissues to be gently stretched, and for your body to create internal heat. Class is heated between 85-95 degrees.
This class uses low/minimal lighting, allowing you to look inward, and be able to focus on your own yoga practice.
Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha. Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (First class free). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 12:55 p.m. 

"The Flames of Paris": Fathom Events.

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Broadcast from the Bolshoi Ballet production of choreographer Alexei Ratmansky's adaptation of Vasily Vainonen's exuberant 1932 ballet, set to a Boris Asafiev score, about a brother and sister from Marseilles who go to Paris to support the French Revolution, each finding love along the way.
12:55-3:10 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $17 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 827-2863 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 1-5 p.m. 

"Fondant Fundementals": BAKE! at Zingerman's Bakehouse.

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Ever wonder how those smooth fancy fondant-covered cakes are made? What exactly IS fondant anyway? In this class at Zingerman's hands on baking school, BAKE! we take you through the steps of making your own fondant that actually tastes good. That's right, fresh hand-made fondant from scratch! We'll show you the basic techniques for coloring, shaping and cutting out fondant. Then you'll split, fill, cover and decorate your own cake to take home. The next time there's a birthday in your house, you'll know how to make a cake that will leave everyone asking "How did you DO that?!"
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a 6" cake you decorated in class, fondant to use later and great coupons.
To sign up for class please visit the BAKE! site: https://www.bakewithzing.com/class/fondant-fondamentals
BAKE!, 3723 Plaza Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $125. 734-761-7255. https://www.bakewithzing.com/class/fondant-fondamentals [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 p.m.  Free! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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Every Sun. Docent-led tour of the UMMA collection, with themes based on the docent's interests.
1-2 p.m., UMMA, meet at the Museum Store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Raspberry Pi Birthday Jam": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to meet local Pi users and try some new coding projects to celebrate the anniversary of this small single-board computer.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab Free. 327-8301.


 2, 5, 8:30, & 8:45 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! 

Ensemble Concert: Washtenaw Community Concert Band.

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Band members give small-group performances of instrumental music in various genres.
2 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. wccband@sccband.org, 252-9221. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m. 

Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Mar. 4: "Spiders & Their Kin." EMU biology professor Cara Shillington displays live spiders, scorpions, and other invertebrates. She also discusses poisonous spiders in Michigan, where they hang out, and how to avoid them. Mar. 25: "Close Encounters with Animals." Science Alive (Grand Rapids) members display some live animals and discuss the ways they use trickery, mimicry, camouflage, and other adaptations to survive.
2-3:30 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $11 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Cosmogonic Tattoos": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of window installations by U-M art & design professor Jim Cogswell, who drew inspiration from works in the UMMA and U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology permanent collections. Both museums house part of the exhibit.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: March in Time with Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m., Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. (Kerrytown). Free. 769-3115. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Workshop": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. All kids in grades 3-8 invited to try out this popular computer game that involves constructing things with virtual blocks to work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown training center. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"T-Shirt Yarn Necklaces": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 4-adult invited to make a necklace out of t-shirt yarn using a simple finger weaving technique. Materials provided.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-8301.


 2 p.m. 

"The King of Instruments: Music for Organ and Band": Ann Arbor Concert Band.

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James Nissen directs this local volunteer ensemble and guest organist Scott Van Ornum in Eugene Gigout's dynamic Grand Choeur Dialogue, Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra, Ron Nelson's Resonances and his invigorating Passacaglia, Saint-Saens's Organ Symphony no. 3, and Maurice Durufle's Variations on Veni Creator.
2 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $10 (seniors & students, $5; kids age 11 & under, free) in advance from band members or at the door. aaband.org, 478-7515. [map]


 2 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]


 2:15 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.


 2:30 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 2:45 & 5:15 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]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
3-5 p.m., AADL 4th-floor meeting rm. (Mar. 4, 11, & 18); AADL Westgate (Mar. 25). Free. 327-8301. [map]


 4 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]



 4 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 show is preceded at 2:30 p.m. by an instrument petting zoo, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum activities, and stunts by the Ring of Steel Action Theater & Stunt Troupe dressed in Harry Potter costumes. 4 p.m.
8 p.m. (Mar. 3) & 4 p.m. (Mar. 4), Michigan Theater. Tickets $15-$67 in advance at a2so.com. 994-4801. [map]


 4 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]


 4:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi for Kids: Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 4:45 & 9 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 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. 

"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]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

Sunday Evening Rhythm Club: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings (P.O.R.K.).

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During the 1920s and early 1930s, early jazz veteran Jelly Roll Morton and younger modernist Duke Ellington both used this band's 10-piece instrumentation, keeping the free-wheeling rhythm of New Orleans jazz and mixing it with smooth, pre-Swing big-band arranging. PORK offers this early big-band music and many period pop standards by songwriters Irving Berlin and George Gershwin and others, evoking a particularly rich musical era. Pianist James Dapogny and tubaist/trombonist Chris Smith lead this dance-friendly jazz band.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. 734/663-1202. cdsmith68@gmail.com or jdapogny@umich.edu [map]


 5-9 p.m. 

"What's in a Name?": Vocal Arts Ensemble Fundraiser.

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Ben Cohen directs this local 24-voice chamber choir in their annual cabaret gala. The program features classical, Broadway, and pop songs named for people, from the courtly Elizabeth to the ordinary Joe. With live accompaniment by a trio led by talented local pianist Tyler Driskill. Raffle, wine pull, & silent auction. Hors d'oeuvres & desserts. Cash bar.
5-9 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $50 in advance at theark.org & vocalartsannarbor.org. Reservations recommended; limited tickets available at the door. 665-2282. [map]



 5:30 p.m. 

"I, Tonya": State Theatre.

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


 6-7 p.m. 

"Restorative Yin Yoga": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Designed to be stress relieving and focus specifically on restorative breathing, this class will help you sleep better and improve your overall flexibility. Restorative Yoga at Better Living Fitness in Ann Arbor is a great way to ease out of the weekend.
Join us on Facebook for more information about our classes and general health and fitness: https://www.facebook.com/BetterLivingAnnArbor
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $20 walk-in. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 6 p.m. 

Euchre Tournament: Fraser's Pub.

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Every Sun. All invited to play 5 euchre games of 12 hands each. No partner necessary.
6 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. sarah.aami@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Milonga: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Sun. Tango dance party. Preceded at 6 p.m. by a lesson ($5; free for dance attendees).
7-10 p.m., Agave Tequila Bar, 211 N. Main. $10. sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Vivian Trutzl: Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Performance by this slam poet, a U-M student. Preceded by a poetry open mike.
7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

Composer's Timeless Stories": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Music for Meditation.

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Ann Arbor Camerata violinist Teagan Faran performs the chaconne that concludes Bach's Partita for Violin No. 2, a 15-minute violin solo of which Brahms wrote, "On one stave, for a small instrument, the man writes a whole world of the deepest thoughts and most powerful feelings." She's also joined by Camerata cellist Victor Minke Huls in Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Cello.
7:15 p.m., St. Andrew's, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Mar. 4 & 18. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz band led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: EventJazz

Jazz originals and standards by different piano-based trios and quartets each show, led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Old Town: Judy Banker

Veteran local country-folk singer-songwriter and guitarist who has a new CD, Devils Never Cry. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Heather Black Project

Vintage jazz and blues by an ensemble led by Heather Schwartz, a talented local singer whose vocal style also reflects gospel, R&B, soul, and hip-hop influences. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

This local 10-piece big band is one of the few to specialize in the old- time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Arrangements by the renowned early-jazz pianist James Dapogny and tubaist Chris Smith. [venue info]

 
 


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