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Calendar of Events

Monday, March 5, 2018






 
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 9 a.m. 

"Stretch & Strength Yoga": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Stretch and Strength Yoga: This is one of our yoga classes for beginners and enthusiasts alike! Stretch and Strength Yoga class at Better Living Fitness of Ann Arbor, will help you target specific areas of your body and work towards building strength and increasing flexibility. Our yoga leaders will help align your focus to form the proper poses and make sure your focus is on improving your overall fitness.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $20 walk-in. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 9:30-11 a.m. 

"Collecting Oral Histories: OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This interactive course will explore oral history as a way of sharing and documenting life stories in creative ways through audio recordings, videos, photography, writing, and other forms of media.
We will learn what oral history is and why it is important as both an object of study and a way of "telling" the past. We will practice recording our own oral histories and those of others. We will also have workshops for individual projects, with the goal of creating a finished piece by the end of the course.
Instructor Moniek van Rheenen is a linguistic anthropology Ph.D. student at the UM who conducts oral histories for her research in Indonesia. This study group for those 50 and over will be held on Mondays from March 5 to April 9.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 22-Apr. 30. All women who can carry a tune, read music, and harmonize with a group are invited to join this independent local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com. 665-9271. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Silver Sneakers": Better Living Fitness Center.

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SilverSneakers allows you to move to the music thorugh a variety of exercises designed to increase strength, range of movement and activities for daily living.
Free for SilverSneakers Ann Arbor members, $5/class for Better Living members who aren't SilverSneakers members/$10 walk in.
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 for SilverSneakers Ann Arbor members, $5/class for Better Living members who aren't SilverSneakers members/$10 walk in. 734-747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 10:30-11:30 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]


 11-11:30 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]


 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

Judson University Choir Concert: Washtenaw Christian Academy.

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Washtenaw Christian Academy near Saline, is hosting the Judson University Choir Concert on March 5, 2018 at 12:15 p.m.
Please plan to join us for this FREE special event!
Washtenaw Christian Academy, 7200 Moon Road, Saline. Free. Free. (734) 429-7733. infor@washtenawchristian.org www.washtenawchristian.org [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]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Darn it All!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to learn the basic techniques to fix small holes in socks and other clothing. Bring something to repair, if you wish.
12:30-2 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 1-3:30 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Lunch (reservations required) available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3).
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Writing Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to read and discuss poetry, essays, fiction, and reminiscences they have written.
1-3 p.m., Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Chimpanzees and the Evolution of Human Life History": U-M Anthropology Department Colloquia Series.

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Talk by University of New Mexico anthropology professor Melissa Thompson.
3-5 p.m., 411 West Hall, 550 East University. Free. 764-7274. [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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4, 6, & 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]


 4:15 p.m. 

"The Post": Michigan Theater.

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


 4:15 & 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.

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State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Rush to Reductionism: Lessons from Studies on the Neurobiology of Addiction": U-M Annual Henry Russel Lecture.

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Lecture by U-M behavioral neuroscience professor Terry Robinson. The Russel Award is the U-M's highest honor, awarded annually to a faculty member who is especially distinguished in his or her field.
4:30-5:30 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater. Free. 615-0520. [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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Sounds & Sights Auditions: Chelsea Area Festivals & Events.

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LIVE AUDITIONS
Live auditions will be held Monday, March 5, 2018 from 5-8pm at Chelsea First United Methodist Church, 128 Park Street, Chelsea, Michigan. *You MUST pre-register for an audition time* at https://chelseafestivals.com/soundsights/auditions/
Each group will have five minutes to perform for a panel of judges, plus 5 minutes to set up and 5 minutes tear down surrounding their audition time. Plan to bring all necessary equipment. Live audition time slots will be confirmed a week prior via email.
There are approximately 100 paying spots available on the schedule. Selected performers will be contacted in early to mid-April to schedule performance dates during the Sounds and Sights season based upon availability.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 26, 2018
Chelsea First United Methodist Church, 128 Park Street, Chelsea, MI 48118, Chelsea. Free. 734-474-9178. info@chelseafestivals.com https://chelseafestivals.com/soundsights/auditions/ [map]



 5 p.m. 

U-M Women's Lacrosse.

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Mar. 5: Stony Brook. 5 p.m.

Mar. 17: Ohio State. Noon.

Mar. 25: Detroit Mercy. 1 p.m.

Mar. 31: Maryland. 3 p.m.

Apr. 8: Johns Hopkins. Noon.

Apr. 21: East Carolina. 3 p.m.
Various times (see listing), U-M Lacrosse Stadium, 2500 S. State. $6. 764-0247. [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

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

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Small-Group personal training in a full-body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine that is customized to your fitness level.
Join us on Facebook for more information about our classes and general health and fitness!: https://www.facebook.com/BetterLivingAnnArbor
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $15 walk-in.. 734-747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 6 p.m. 

"Hatha Yoga": Imagine Fitness and Yoga.

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All levels welcome, including complete beginners. Hatha yoga uses the breath to create a link between the body and the mind. Hatha yoga builds flexibility and strength while minimizing the chance of injury. This well-rounded style balances and opens the body. You will learn to still the mind and be present in the moment. You will leave this class with less stress, less tension, and with a clear mind.
$20 drop in fee; or $20 for 2 weeks unlimited class and gym use
Imagine Fitness and Yoga, 3100 West Liberty Rd. $20. 7346228119. imagine@imaginefitnessandyoga.com imaginefitnessandyoga.com [map]


 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:15 p.m., Running Fit, 123 E. Liberty (Mon.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 5700 Jackson (Wed.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 3010 Washtenaw (Thurs.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Wed.), 548-6299 (Thurs.). [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Aikido Community Day Class: Huron Valley Aikikai.

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Ever wanted to try a martial art? You are invited to a free beginner's class on Monday, February 5th from 7-8pm, ages 13 and up. Aikido focuses on using the attacker's force against themselves. Aikido cultivates calmness, awareness, and fitness. Pair aikido with another fitness practice, or practice to start one. Aikido trains the whole person every day! Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. For more details check out our website.
Huron Valley Aikikai, 1904 Federal Blvd. (Behind the post office). Free. 734-761-6012. hvaikikai@gmail.com www.hv-aikido.com [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Annual Herb Seed Giveaway: Herb Study Group.

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Advanced master gardener Madolyn Kaminski discusses how to grow herbs from seed. Also, free small seed packets and handouts (first come, first served).
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations on various topics led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each discussion begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Mar. 5: "You've Got a Problem: Your One-Hour Guide to Making Better Decisions." Mar. 12: "In the News: A Topic on a Current News Item." Mar. 19: "Dangerous Food: Is Your Supermarket Killing You?" Mar. 26: "Do Good Dogs Go to Heaven? Questions about Animals and the Afterlife."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Adult Craft Night": Saline District Library.

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All adults invited.

Dec. 4: "Stovetop Potpourri," a chance to learn how to turn cranberries, orange slices, spice, and cinnamon sticks into a potpourri.

Jan. 8: "Off the Chain," a chance to make pendant necklaces with pictures. Bring a personal picture to use, if you like, or use one provided.

Feb. 5: A chance to make a "Giant Scrabble Tile" wall hanging.

Mar. 5: "Lady Luck," a chance to decorate small horseshoes using flowers, buttons, and twine.

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7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Designed for Hi-Fi Living": Literati Bookstore.

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City, University of London fellow Janet Borgerson and Rochester Institute of Technology communications professor Jonathan Schroeder discuss their new book about aspirational mid-century Americans and their "modern" LPs with titles such as Cocktail Time, Music for a Chinese Dinner at Home, and Strings for a Space Age.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: Reading Like a Writer": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal discuss how to writers make choices about character and plot development. For adult and teen (grade 6 & up) fiction and nonfiction writers. Also, Kourvo and Neal host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects at 7 p.m. on Mar. 19.
7-8:45 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 5 & 19. All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to get basic sewing help with their unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines. Basic sewing instruction available. All welcome to bring their own sewing machine. On Mar. 5, Made by Rae owner Rae Hoekstra demonstrates how to make buttonholes. On Mar. 19, local sewing expert Amber Adams-Fall demonstrates how to install invisible zippers.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 7:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Cello/Piano Faculty Recital: EMU Music Department.

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EMU piano professor Garik Pedersen and cello professor Diane Winder perform J.S. Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," the late Stanworth Beckler's Folksong Fantasy, selections from Barber's Excursions and Sonata, and Brahms' Sonata in E minor.
7:30-8:30 p.m., EMU Alexander Music Building, Lowell at Jarvis, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-4380. [map]


 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Wed. Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dancing to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week.
7:30-10 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 395-4223. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Large Ensemble Meeting: Ann Arbor Recorder Society.

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All beginning and advanced players of the recorder and other early instruments invited. Directed by viol teacher and early music specialist Janet Cannon. Music provided; bring your own music stand.
7:30-9 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free to visitors ($35 annual dues). (914) 236-6123. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Aqua Fitness": South Lyon Recreation Authority.

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Exercise in chest-high water to improve cardiovascular system, strength, flexibility, balance, and overall Heath. All fitness levels welcome. Every Mon and Wed evening 8 - 9 p.m at South Lyon High School pool on Pontiac Trail in South Lyon. Can pay as you go as "drop in" for $8. Best exercise one can do that addresses every muscle group and with minimal impact
South Lyon High School, Pontiac Trail, South Lyon. $8. katrina63@yahoo.com


 8 p.m. 

Cheryl Wheeler: The Ark.

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Postponed from Feb. 9 to Mar. 5. This versatile veteran singer-songwriter is known for her hauntingly pure voice, biting sense of humor, and alternately poignant and whimsical songs about human relationships and everyday life. Her songs have been recorded by the likes of Suzy Bogguss, Nanci Griffith, Maura O'Connell, and Bette Midler. Opening act is Kenny White, a New York City singer-songwriter and pianist who writes frank, funny, sophisticated songs in various genres, including classical, jazz, 60s rock, and country.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $25 in advance at theark.org & at the door. 761-1451. [map]



 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery: Abigail Stauffer Abigail Stauffer

Local singer-songwriter, now living mostly in San Diego, with a rich, resonant alto voice who's known for her piercing, emotionally direct pop-folk and pop-rock songs. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: The Groovematist

Stage name of Mechial White, a Dexter ambient smooth jazz musician and DJ. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Bickley/Kramer/Roe

Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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