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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 21, 2018






 
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 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Exhibition on View: Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation": The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Emerging technologies of design and production have opened up new ways to engage with traditional practices of architectural drawing. The twenty-four experimental drawings commissioned for this exhibition explore the impact of such technologies on the relationship between code and drawing: how rules and constraints inform the ways architects document, analyze, represent, and design the built environment.
Each drawing engages with at least one of the below prompts that begin to expand the notion of code as it relates to architectural design and representation:
Code as generative constraint. Restrictive codes often govern what is permitted and what is prohibited. Examples of this include building codes, urban codes, zoning codes, accessibility codes, and energy codes. How can such constraints become generative, opening up opportunities for design and representation?
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734-764-1300. taubmancollegecommunications@umich.edu https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2018/03/07/exhibition-view-drawing-codes-experimental-protocols-architectural-representation [map]



 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

"Vinyasa Flow Yoga": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Better Living Fitness of Ann Arbor has designed this class to be a challenging yoga workout! In Vinyasa flow, you will be focusing on linking your breath with movement in order to create a dynamic flow of postures. Are you experienced or looking for a challenge, Vinyasa Flow may be the class for you! (This is not one of our Yoga classes for beginners).
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. 734-747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

"Book Arts: Specialty Books I": USArtQuest.

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Book artist Lorenzo Cristaudo will help you make a tunnel book that displays cut-out artwork in three dimensions, and an origami fold book (squash book) that opens into a three-page fold-out display of artwork, phtos, and/or writings.
All materials are included, but participants are encouraged to bring photographs, printed or reproduced materials, or other moments to personalize their finished work.
This is a two day class and meets on both March 21st and 28th.
Bring a sack lunch.
USArtQuest, 18650 West Old US Hwy 12, Chelsea. $335. 734.582.2662. [map]



 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. & Sun., except Mar. 18 & 28. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Mar. 7 & 11: "Wiggly Worms." Mar. 14: "Who Lives on the Forest Floor?" Mar. 21 & 25: "What Do Animals Eat?"
10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $5 per child (members' children, $4). 997-1553. [map]


 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

"Specialty Books I": USArtQuest.

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Join book artist Lorenzo Cristaudo in this TWO DAY class (March 21 and 28).
Lorenzo will lead you in learning to make a tunnel book that displays cut-out artwork in three dimensions, and an origami fold book (squash book) that opens into a three-page fold-out display of artwork, photos, and/or writings.
What to bring: if you wish, bring photographs, printed or reproduced materials, or other mementoes to enhance their finished works. Also to bring: your lunch or snack, if desired.
All art materials included.
USArtQuest, 18650 West Old US 12, Chelsea. $65. 734.562.2662. AskAnything@USArtQuest.com www.usartqeust.com [map]



 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.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 a.m. 

"The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny": Wild Swan Theater.

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Mar. 21-24. This award-winning local children's theater company presents its original adaptation of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter's classic about a bunny who, despite his mother's warning, ventures into Mr. McGregor's garden. Geared toward kids in grades Pre-K to 2. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members. Note: All 10 a.m. shows are sold out.
10 a.m. (Mar. 21-23), 12:30 p.m. (Mar. 23), & 11 a.m. (Mar. 24), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (seniors age 60 & over and kids, $10; lap passes for kids age 2 & under, $3) in advance at wildswantheater.org and at the door. 995-0530. [map]



 10:30 a.m. 

Society for Musical Arts.

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Performances by winners of the society's recent Rosalie Edwards Youth Music Competition for 13-to-18-year-olds, including pianists Derek Zhu and Ian Hajra and flutist Jonathan Zou. Followed by a meet-the-artist lunch ($18).
10:30 a.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $17 (accompanying friend, $15; groups of 4 or more, $10 each; students with ID, $5). Lunch reservations required by calling 662-3279. Info: annarborsma.org, 930-0353. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  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]


 Noon  Free! 

"New Deal Utopias: Model Cities of the Great Depression": U-M Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning.

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Chicago-based artist Jason Reblando discusses his recent photography book that explores 3 planned communities built by the U.S. government during the Depression.
Noon, U-M Art + Architecture Bldg., 2000 Bonisteel. Free. 764-1300. [map]


 12:15 p.m. 

Brown Bag Recital Series: U-M School of Music.

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Mar. 7 & 21. 30-minute organ concerts by U-M organ students (Mar. 7) and First Presbyterian Church (Birmingham) music director Andrew Herbruck (Mar. 21). Bring a bag lunch, if you wish; food available at the Crossroads Café.
12:15 p.m., U-M SPH Community Room, 109 S. Observatory. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 1 p.m. 

56th Ann Arbor Film Festival: Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest experimental and avant-garde film festival in North America. It runs for six days each March at the historic Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. The AAFF shows over 200 films from nearly 70 countries, offering approximately $20,000 in awards each year.
The 56th Ann Arbor Film Festival will be held March 20-25, 2018.
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. $12 ; $8 for students and seniors. 734-995-5356. info@aafilmfest.org aafilmfest.org [map]



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Next Chapter Book Club at Chelsea Senior Center: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss a different book each month. Copies available at the Senior Center. June 20: The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey's debut novel based on the Russian fairy tale about a childless couple who make a snow girl who comes to life. July & Aug.: TBA.
11 a.m.-noon, CSC, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-9242, 475-8732. [map]


 1 p.m. 

U-M Baseball.

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Mar. 16-18: Bowling Green. Home-opening 3-game series. 4 p.m. (Mar. 16), 2 p.m. (Mar. 17), & 1 p.m. (Mar. 18).

Mar. 21: WMU. 1 p.m.

MSU. 4 p.m. (Mar. 23) & 1 p.m. (Mar. 25).

Mar. 28: CMU. 4 p.m.

Mar. 30-Apr. 1: Delaware. (Mar. 30, 4 p.m.; Mar. 31 doubleheader, noon & 3 p.m.; & Apr. 1, 1 p.m. ).

Apr. 4: Toledo. 4 p.m.

Apr. 13-15: 3-game series vs. Maryland. Apr. 13, 4 p.m.; Apr. 14, 2 p.m.; & Apr. 15, 2:30 p.m.

Apr. 20-22 3-game series vs. Penn State. Apr. 20, 4 p.m.; Apr. 21, 2 p.m.; & Apr. 22, 1 p.m.

May 1: EMU. 6 p.m.

May 11-13: 3-game series vs. Illinois. May 11, 6 p.m.; May 12, 2 p.m.; May 13, noon.
Various times (see listing), Ray Fisher Stadium. Tickets TBA. 764-0247.


 1 p.m.  Free! 

UM Frankel Center Event: Modern Jewish Literature Symposium: University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Bringing together colleagues as well as former and current students of Professor Norich, this symposium reflects Professor Norich's influence and inspiration, while also suggesting directions that her scholarly legacy may take in future. One panel focuses on the transnational and multilingual contexts of Jewish modernism, specifically the interactions between Yiddish and modern Hebrew literary traditions. The second focuses on the role of Jews as producers of and subjects in Anglophone literary culture.
Rackham Graduate School, Assembly Hall, 915 E. Washington St. Free. 734.763.9047. js-event-coord@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.html#date=&view=week [map]



 3-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Exhibition on View: Research Through Making": The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Since its inception in 2009, Research Through Making enables faculty to engage in architecture research or creative projects that are predicated on making. Seed funding is competitively awarded annually for up to five projects. Faculty collaborate with students to produce projects that ultimately lead to a public exhibition in the Liberty Annex Gallery. Through the years as the projects have evolved, the research has broadened and many have gone on to win national awards (P/A Awards, R+D Awards, ACSA Awards, AIA awards, etc.) and be published, presented and exhibited through out the world. Research Through Making is one of the most innovative architecture research programs in the country, and provides important funding that allows students to work with faculty on innovative research projects and bring that knowledge back to the classroom and into their futures as designers.
Liberty Research Annex, 305 W. Liberty Street. Free. 734-764-1300. taubmancollegecommunications@umich.edu https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2018/03/13/exhibition-view-research-through-making [map]



 3:30 & 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"3-D Printing": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to learn how to make 3-D printable models using Tinkercad by Autodesk, a 3-D modeling program. Participants can also sign up for time slots to print the objects they design. Additional sessions on Apr. 7 & May 5 at 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
3:30 & 5:30 p.m., CDL learning lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free; preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 3:45, 7:15 & 10 p.m. 

"Black Panther": State Theatre.

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(Ryan Coogler, 2018). The much anticipated superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"A Fantastic Woman": State Theatre.

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(Sebastián Lelio, 2017). A transgender waitress/nightclub singer fights for social acceptance after the unexpected death of her boyfriend. Spanish, subtitles. Winner of this year's Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
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 p.m. 

U-M Softball.

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Mar. 21: CMU. 4 p.m.

Mar. 30, 31, & Apr. 1: 3-game Big 10 series vs. Purdue. Mar. 30, 4 p.m., Mar. 31, 2 p.m. & Apr. 1, 1 p.m.

Apr. 4: EMU. 4 p.m.

Apr. 13, 14, & 15: 3-game series vs. Rutgers. Apr. 13, 6 p.m.; Apr. 14, 2 p.m.; & Apr. 15, noon.

Apr. 20, 21, & 22 3-game series vs. Maryland. Apr. 20, 6 p.m.; Apr. 21, 2 p.m.; & Apr. 22, 1 p.m.

May 1: WMU. 6 p.m.

May 4-6: 3-game series vs. Ohio State. May 4, 6 p.m.; May 5, 1 p.m.; May 6, 6 p.m.
Various times, see listing. Alumni Field, S. State at Hoover. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each; U-M students, faculty, & staff, free). 764-0247.


 4:10 p.m.  Free! 

"East and West: A Cultural Psychological Perspective": U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

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Lecture by U-M psychology professor Shinobu Kitayama.
4:10 p.m., Weiser Hall 10th floor. Free. 764-6330.


 4:15, 6:30, & 9:15 p.m. 

"A Wrinkle in Time": State Theatre.

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(Ava DuVernay, 2018). After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him in this much-anticipated adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's beloved young adult novel.
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. 

"Aerial Silks for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to focus on the fundamentals of the aerial silks. Students will learn the basic poses and sequences, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching.
New students will work on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, students with aerial experience will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination!
This is not a drop-in class, all students MUST please register via the Aviary website before arriving to the studio
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 4:30 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Thoroughbreds": State Theatre.

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(Cory Finley, 2018). Satirical drama about 2 suburban teens who rekindle their unlikely friendship over a plan to kill one of their stepfathers. Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke, Anton Yelchin.
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. 

"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.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Academy Award winner John Nelson Lecture for 56th AAFF: Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Join AAFF for a FREE lecture with Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor John Nelson. He will be showing how he and his team created some of the 1,190 visual effects shots for Blade Runner 2049. Using before-and-afters, he'll detail the visual effects production process from design to principal photography to post-production. The lecture will take place at Michigan Theater Main Auditorium on March 21st at 5:00 PM.
Michigan Theater Main Auditorium. Free. brooke@aafilmfest.org aafilmfest.org [map]



 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Scrabble Club.

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Every Wed. except July 4. Word freaks of all abilities invited to drop in to play this popular word game, using an updated word list. Bring your own set, if you like.
5-8 p.m., Arbor Brewing, 114 E. Washington. Free. 994-0084. [map]


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

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

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Small-group personal training: a full body strength training, cardio, and flexibility routing 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]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Maize Collective Speaker Series": UMMA.

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Mar. 14, 21, & 28. A series of panel discussions on topics related to the music industry. Q&A. Mar. 14: Panelists TBA on studio musicians. Mar. 21: El Club (Detroit) music booker Virginia Benson and others on booking and promoting artists. Mar. 28: Photographers Doug Coombe, Brian Rozman, and Taylor Ohryn on concert and event photography.
5:30-7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Postcards from the Anthropocene": U-M Natural History Museum Science Café.

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Talks on the consequences of human influence on earth by U-M environmental science professor Naomi Levin and another speaker TBA. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by hors d'oeuvres.
6-7:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 6-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Smell and Tell: Tincturing Memory": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning smell and taste blog Glass Petal Smoke, discusses the science behind olfactory memories. Attendees receive memory kits to preserve scents at home.
6:30-8:45 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 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]


 6:45-7:45 p.m. 

"Beginning Lyra (Aerial Hoop)": A2 Aviary.

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The Lyra (also known as the aerial hoop, aerial ring, or cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus, resembling a hula hoop. It is suspended from the ceiling and can be used static, spinning, or swinging. Students will build the strength to mount and dismount the lyra unassisted, and gain mastery of fundamental lyra vocabulary, technique, and sequences. Each class also includes dynamic warm ups, stretching, and conditioning exercises designed to target specific strength and mobility for aerial arts. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 7-8:30 p.m. 

"A World of Health : Connecting People, Place, and Planet": Michigan Friends Center.

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A healthy environment is essential for human health and well being. This six-session discussion course helps participants explore the connections between the health of our communities and the health of our planet. You also learn about the limitations of the current medical model and the places where our personal health intersects with the environment-from our food and homes, to our communities and society. Together, we will discover actions that promote good health and in turn, promote a healthier environment.
Each session is based on a set of readings from the NWEI course book, with rotating facilitation by course participants. This course is hosted by Michigan Friends Center and offered in partnership with ICPJ and Transition Town Chelsea.
For registration information, check our website at www.mfcenter.org
Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Road, Chelsea. Donation. Sliding-scale fee of $30, $45, or $60 (as able) to cover book and other course costs; pre-registration required.. 734.475.1892. manager@mfcenter.org http//www.mfcenter.org [map]



 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Company C Unplugged": Chelsea High School.

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Song & dance revue by this popular Chelsea High School show choir, led by Steve Hinz, that includes solos, small groups, and big production numbers.
7-8:30 p.m., CHS commons, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. $10 (family of 4, $30). 433-2201. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Lone Wolf and Cub" Film Series.

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Mar. 20: "Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance" (Kenji Misumi, 1972). Adaptation of Kazuo Koike's manga series about a wandering assassin for hire who seeks vengeance for his wife's murder while accompanied by his young son. 1st of 6 films in the series, all shown this week. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m..

Mar. 21: "Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx" (Kenji Misumi, 1972). This 2nd installment finds the assassin for hire trailed by female ninjas hired to kill him as he tries to assassinate a clan traitor protected by 3 killers known as the Gods of Death. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m..

Mar. 22: "Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril" (Kenji Misumi, 1972). In this 3rd installment, the assassin is ready to kill an alluringly tattooed female assassin, but an old enemy from his past threatens his son's life. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m..

Mar. 23: "Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades" (Kenji Misumi, 1972). In this 4th installment, the assassin volunteers to be tortured by the yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m..

Mar. 24: "Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons" (Kenji Misumi, 1973). In this 5th installment, 5 swordsmen hire the assassin, and when each is defeated, more of his mission is revealed, which is to save a clan's honor by killing its royal family. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m..

Mar. 25: "Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell" (Kenji Misumi, 1974). This last installment depicts the final conflict between the assassin and the Yagyu clan. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m.

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


 7 p.m. 

"Yin/Restorative Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Wednesdays from 7-8pm
In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow the muscles to relax and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. Class is heated around 80 degrees.
Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha
Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $18. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http://bridgeclubs.org/index.php?id=289. 769-3994. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Coloring for Adults": Saline District Library.

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All adults invited to color while listening to relaxing music. Materials provided.
1-2:30 p.m. (Tues.) & 7-8:30 p.m. (Wed.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration requested. 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Cultivate--Craft, Community, & Cause": AAUW-Ann Arbor.

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Talk by Cultivate Coffee & Tap House (Ypsilanti) music director Jenny Jones.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. (844) 973-6287. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Immigrant Prisons": League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area/ Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights.

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Screening of this documentary exploring the conditions at immigrant detention centers, most of which are run by private for-profit companies. Investigations have uncovered widespread abuse. Q&A with representatives from local immigrants rights groups.
7-9 p.m., Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw. Free. cmadden@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Hidden Life of Trees": Literati Bookstore Eco Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by local poet Alison Swan, of Peter Wohlleben's 2016 nature book.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"weather": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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U-M Educational Theatre Company director Callie McKee performs a staged reading of her one-woman show she describes as "partly sunny storytelling with a mix of clouds and potential of severe feminist storms."
7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $10. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bird Secrets: The Nesting Cycle of Songbirds": Washtenaw Audubon Society.: Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Talk by WAS member Susan Kielb. Tonight's previously scheduled talk, "The World of Birds in Stamps," will be rescheduled for a later date TBA.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

62nd Annual Concerto Concert: Pioneer High School.

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Performances by 5 student soloists, the PHS Symphony Orchestra, and the PHS a cappella choir.
7:30 p.m., PHS, 601 W. Stadium. Free. 994-2189, ext. 3. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Culinary History Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Maureen Ogle's Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Rehearsal: The Arbor Consort.

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The Arbor Consort, the official madrigal singing group of the Michigan Renaissance Festival, is having open rehearsals for singers of all voice types interested in joining the group. Interested singers can come any Wednesday in March or April to learn more about us. Members will go on different weekends, August 18-Sept 30, to sing in small a cappella ensembles at the Michigan Renaissance Festival .
Calvary United Methodist Church, 1415 Miller Avenue. Free. president@thearborconsort.org www.thearborconsort.org [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Cosmosophy, a collection of Steiner's lectures.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [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. 

Anne Heaton and Alice Peacock: The Ark.

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Double bill. Heaton is a NYC-based pop-folk singer-songwriter and pianist who cites Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos, and the Indigo Girls as her main influences, and Peacock is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter whose engaging, unpretentiously literate songs artfully mix folk, country, and rock influences to explore an assortment of themes from the pedestrian pleasures of ordinary life to the treacherous quagmire of anxieties and rivalries that infect personal and romantic relationships.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $20 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.  Free! 

University Symphony Orchestra and University Philharmonia Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Kenneth Kiesler and Oriol Sans conduct these ensembles of music majors in an all-Mahler program highlighted by a performance of the introspective, affecting Kindertotenlieder song cycle with baritone Samuel Kidd, winner of the music school 2017 Concerto Competition. Also, the Symphony no. 1 (sometimes called Titan) and a rejected movement from that symphony, Blumine.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 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]


 9-11:30 p.m. 

"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Babs' Underground: Dave Menzo Dave Menzo

This local pop-rock singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His recent CD, Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection. Photo: Myra Klarman [venue info]

Blind Pig: Fools for Thought

Opening act is The Fallen Sauce. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: "Bluegrass Wednesday." Wire in the Wood

The local progressive bluegrass string quartet Wire in the Wood performs a set and then hosts a jam session during a 2nd set. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Slice

East Lansing pop dance quartet. [venue info]

Mash: David Roof

Local blues-rock singer-guitarist. [venue info]

Old Town: 4 Peace 4

Postbop jazz by this ensemble led by local guitarist Carl Michel. With vocalist Chris McCall, saxophonist Paul VornHagen, and bassist Keith Malinowski. [venue info]

 
 


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