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Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 22, 2018






 
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 8:15-9 a.m. 

"CVT": Better Living Fitness Center.

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This total body class is made to get your heart rate up while strengthening your muscles in an interval timed format. Perfect for all fitness levels!
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]



 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 a.m.  Free! 

"Jackson County Brunch Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced ride, 25-50 miles, along the less-traveled roads of scenic Jackson County.
9 a.m., meet at Cavanaugh Lake Park, Cavanaugh Lake Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, 3.2 miles west of Chelsea. Free. 846-0604.


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Mah-Jongg: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Beginners welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [map]


 10-10:30 a.m. & 7-7:30 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]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Behavioral and Social Science: Real-World Applications": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs., Mar. 8-Apr. 12. A series of 6 weekly lectures by various speakers. Mar. 8: U-M political science professor Stuart Soroka on "Negativity in Democratic Politics."

Mar. 15: MSU economics professor Rachel Croson on "Behavioral Economics."

Mar. 22: U-M management professor Richard Bagozzi on "Looking into the Minds of Managers and Consumers."

Mar. 29 (9:30 a.m.): U-M internal medicine professor Jeff Kullgren on "The Why and How of Behavioral Economic Strategies to Promote Healthy Decisions."

Apr. 5 (10:30 a.m.): U-M public policy professor Kaitlin Raimi on "Motivated Reasoning about Climate Change."

Apr. 12: U-M computer science professor Ceren Budak on "Understanding Charitable Giving Decisions: New Evidence and Recommendations."
10-11:30 a.m. (except as noted ), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [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.  Free! 

Dixboro Easter Eggstravaganza.

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Come and join us for a morning of great fun at the 2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza on March 31st from 10:30-12:00! We will be hosting games, bounce house, crafts, bubble station and raffle drawings! All events are FREE!!
The Egg Hunts times are as followed:
0-3 year olds - 11:00
4-7 year olds - 11:15
8-12 year olds - 11:25
Bring the whole family and your friends! Bags will be provided at the event.
Register at www.dixborochurch.org.
We hope to see you there!
Dixboro Village Green, 5221 Church Street. Free. 734-665-5632. dumc@dixborochurch.org www.dixborochurch.org [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Little Paws Story Time": Huron Valley Humane Society.

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Every Thurs. Stories, crafts, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats. Also, a chance to make a toy or treat for the animals. For kids ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.
10:30 a.m., HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill. $5 per child (babies under age 1, free). Space limited; preregistration recommended at hshv.org/littlepaws. 661-3575. [map]


 11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. 

"Body Rehab": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Prevents injuries by strengthening and elasticizing the most susceptible joints in your body. This class is performed using rehab exercises and stretches.
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]


 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Creative Break": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 8, 9, 15, 22, & 29. All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to take up a challenge TBA. Supplies provided.
Noon-1:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab (Mar. 8, 15, & 22, Mar. 9, 7-8:30 p.m.) & 4th-floor meeting rm. (Mar. 29). Free. 327-8301.


 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by area musicians. Mar. 1: Detroit jazz vocalist Joan Belgrave. Mar. 8: Blues and boogie-woogie by pianist Mr. B and drummer Pete Siers. Mar. 15: Irish fiddle music by the Big Fun Trio. Mar. 22: U-M music majors. Mar. 29: Jazz pianist and vocalist Alvin Waddles.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [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]



 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Older Adults Thursday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Thurs.. A current events discussion group led by Heather Dombey. Vegetarian lunch ($3/person, $5 for nonseniors) available at noon.
1-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free, except as noted. 971-0990. [map]


 1:30pm-3pm 

"Accordian Folder Books": USArtQuest.

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Jacqueline Hills will show you how to make a book without a single stitch!
The accordion book is easy once you learn how to fold the paper structure, and you'll want to make dozens using pretty papers, embellishments and die-cuts.
For beginners to advanced; all materials provided.
USArtQuest, 18650 West Old US 12, Chelsea. $35. 734.562.2662. AskAnything@USArtQuest.com www.usartqeust.com [map]



 2-3 & 6:30-7:30 p.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]


 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]



 3:45, 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.


 3:45-5:15 p.m.  Free! 

Book Club: One Straw Revolution: Washtenaw Community College.

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Located in the Writing Center in the Crane Liberal Arts building, room LA 305.
Check out M. Fukuaka's method of natural farming that has high yields. The discussion leader is WCC's very own Maryam Barrie! Sustainable refreshments will be served! This event is hosted by Sustainability Literacy Task Force (SLTF)
Crane Liberal Arts, Washtenaw Community College, 4800 East Huron River Drive. Free. ethompso@wccnet.edu [map]


 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.  Free! 

"Makerspace": Dexter District Library.

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Kids in grades K-8 invited to do crafts, alone or as a team, using Legos, Keva planks, Hexabits, and more.
4-5 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 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.


 4:15 p.m.  Free! 

Chapter Champs: Saline District Library.

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Book discussion group for kids in grades 1-4.
4:15-5 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 4:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Mr. Vignaud's Maps": U-M Clark Library.

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Clark curators Tim Utter and Erin Platte discuss the current exhibit that explores a mystery from the golden age of Dutch cartography.
4:15 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library 2nd floor, enter from the Diag. Free. 647-0646.


 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. 

"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.


 5-6 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.. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 5 p.m.  Free! 

U-M School of Music Ethel V. Curry Distinguished Lecture in Musicology.

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Mar. 22 & 23. Talks by University of North Carolina musicology professors Tim Carter and Annegret Fauser. Mar. 22: Carter on "Io conobbi la voce ch'adoro: Ventriloquizing Susanna in the Act IV Finale of Le nozze di Figaro." Mar. 23: Fauser on "Grooves of Empire: Internationalism, Imperialism, and Interwar Musicology."
5 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Watkins Lecture Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lydia Davis: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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Mar. 20 & 22. This celebrated fiction writer, essayist, and translator reads from (Mar. 20) and discusses (Mar. 22) her work. Winner of the 2013 Man Booker International Prize, she is best known for her extremely short "flash fiction" stories. "There is vigilance in her stories, and great imaginative attention," observes the renowned English critic Christopher Ricks. "Vigilance as how to realise things down to the very word or syllable; vigilance as to everybody's impure motives and illusions of feeling." Signings.
5:30-6:30 p.m., UMMA Apse, 525 S. State. Free. 615-3710. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"West Meets East: Commerce Between Ancient Rome and South Asia": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Talk by Archaeology Institute of America lecturer Sethuraman Suresh.
5:30 p.m., Kelsey, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"West Meets East: Commerce Between Ancient Rome and South Asia": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Talk by Archaeology Institute of America lecturer Sethuraman Suresh.
5:30 p.m., Kelsey, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"Meet The Bankers": Ann Arbor Area SCORE.

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This seminar is designed for those who would like to meet the Small Business Association, micro lenders, bankers, finance experts and ask your questions about financing your business:
œRequirements for a micro loan and how to apply
œHow the SBA assists small business in financing by guaranteeing loans
œWhat the bankers want to see in a loan application, requirements for a loan
œUnderstand the process of applying
œFinancial expert describes statement and forecast requirements
œHow to read financial's to make the application solid.
NEW Center Office Building, 1100 North Main Street - Second floor. $10. annarborscore@scorevolunteer.org https://annarborarea.score.org [map]



 6-7 p.m. 

"Vinyasa Flow Yoga": Better Living Fitness Center.

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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]



 6-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Community Conversation on Racism in Chelsea": Eventually Group.

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Discussion led by this teen organization dedicated to addressing youth mental health.
6-7 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Gravel Grinder": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 25-55 miles, on dirt roads to various destinations. Bring a cross, mountain, or hybrid bike. Headlights & taillights necessary for early spring rides.
6:15 p.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sushi and Jazz": Doug Horn Trio.

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Reedman Doug Horn is joined by Cary Kocher on Vibes and rotating bassists.
We play from 6:30-8:30PM every other Thursday, starting December 14th, 2017.
Nagomi Sushi, 1754 Plymouth Rd (north Campus). Free. 734-761-5800. www.nagomiannarbor.com/northcampus/ [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]


 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. 

"Peter and the Starcatcher": Chelsea High School Theatre Guild.

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Paige Conway directs CHS students in Rick Ellice's whimsical 2011 Tony-winning adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's popular children's novel that creates a backstory for Peter Pan. A resourceful preteen saves an orphan after his ship is attacked by pirates while on a secret mission to convey a trunk full of starstuff to the imaginary Kingdom of Rundoon.
7 p.m., Chelsea High School Drama Room (rm. 502), 740 N. Freer. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $10); $12 (students & seniors, $8) if purchased in advance at Chelsea Pharmacy. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Adult Bible Study: Church of the Nazarene.

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This is an on-going Adult Bible Study. We are comparing the Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Why did Matthew describe an event one way while Luke described it a little differently? Come join us each or any Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Brewed Awakenings Cafe, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free. (734) 429-3703. fleming6175@frontier.com [map]


 7 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]


 7 p.m. 

Euchre Tournament: Young Professional Alzheimer's Advocates of Washtenaw County Fundraiser.

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Prizes. Appetizers, cash bar, drawing for prizes, and more.
7-9 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $40 suggested donation. swest@alz.org. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

Grief Support Group: Knox Presbyterian Church.

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It hurts when someone close to you dies. Find help at GriefShare.
Class runs 12 weeks but anyone can join at anytime.
$20 covers the workbook for the entire 12 weeks. Scholarships are available.
Knox Presbyterian Church, 2065 S. Wagner Rd., Ann Arbor, 48103. $20. 734-761-5669. frontdesk@knoxannarbor.org https://knoxannarbor.org/home/grow-connect/care/grief-support/ [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Music Program: Chelsea High School.

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Performances by various student ensembles. Mar. 17 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.): State Band and Orchestra Solo/Ensemble Festival. Mar. 22: Jazz Band Concert. May 2: Band, Orchestra, & Choir Concerto Concert. May 22: Band and Orchestra Concerts.
7 p.m. (except as noted), CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. Free. 433-2201. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Thursday Jazz & Cocktail Happy Hour: Cultivate Coffee and Tap House.

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Thursday Jazz & Cocktail Happy Hour 7-10pm. Rotating artists in residence to perform jazz at Cultivate Coffee and Tap House. $2 off craft cocktails during jazz. No cover charge.
Cultivate Coffee and Tap House, 307 N River St, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-249-8993. www.cultivateypsi.com [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"International Justice for Atrocity Crimes: Worth the Cost?": U-M Human Rights Center.

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Talk by international criminal lawyer Nicholas Koumjian, who just finished final arguments in the tribunal for crimes committed by the Cambodian Khmer Rouge regime, 1975-1979.
7-9 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall. Free. 615-8482. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Organize Your Garage": Dexter District Library.

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Talk by professional organizer Soo Porter.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Our Stuff 'n Us: Understanding and Treating Hoarding Disorder": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Talk by Schulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending, and Hoarding (Southfield) director Terrence Shulman.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 248-358-8508. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Fall of Athens": Literati Bookstore.

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Australian poet, journalist, musician, and translator Gail Holst-Warhaft discusses her new book, a compilation of poetry, prose, translation, memoir, and songs exploring the bleak state of present-day Athens and how much the country has changed since its return to democracy in 1974.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs., Sept.-May. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
7:30-9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. facebook.com/DetroitIMA. contact@detroitirishmusic.org. 255-5310. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Shadow League Show: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Thurs. Improv by up-and-coming local troupes, including This Is A Quiz, a group that may or may not incorporate a quiz into its show.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Julius Caesar": Fathom Events.

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Broadcast of the National Theatre (London) production of Shakespeare's early tragedy exploring the savage ironies that shape political struggle and conflict.
7:30-10:30 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).


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Marriage of Figaro": U-M Opera Theatre.

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Mar. 22-25. U-M Philharmonia Orchestra director Martin Katz directs U-M opera and music students in Mozart's popular opera buffa noted for its stirring, lovely melodies. Bored by his wife, Count Almaviva eyes her maid Susanna, who is engaged to his valet Figaro. When the count decides to exercise his feudal rights, he sends Figaro, Susanna, and others into frenzied attempts to thwart his lecherous scheme.
7:30 p.m. (Mar. 22), 8 p.m. (Mar. 23 & 24), & 2 p.m. (Mar. 25), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets $24-$30 (students, $12) in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu, the Michigan League Ticket Office, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

Ben Creed: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Mar. 22-24. NYC monologist known for his high-energy, dynamic performing style and his quick-witted, wise-guy perspectives on a variety of topics. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $15 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Jazz Lab Ensemble: U-M School of Music.

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Dennis Wilson directs this music student ensemble in music by Sammy Nestico and Thad Jones, along with some of his own compositions.
8 p.m., Rackham Auditorium, Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Leigh Daniels Ensemble: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This versatile local jazz ensemble led by bassist Daniels performs his classical-infused jazz works. With pianist Ben Maloney, cellist Margaret Weiss, reeds player Steve Woods, and percussionists Daniel McDonald and Travis Auckerman.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Stephen Miahky: U-M School of Music.

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This Vanderbilt University violin professor performs Bartok's violin sonatas nos. 1 & 2 and Sonatina. With Roosevelt University (Chicago) piano professor Winston Choi.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Velvet Caravan: The Ark.

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Virtuosic acoustic quintet from Savannah whose music is a hyper-energetic blend of gypsy jazz and Latin swing that it dubs "European redneck music" and "low-country gypsy swing."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $15 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 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Ryan Caraveo

All ages admitted. Seattle hip-hop rapper-songwriter. Advance tickets: $10 ($12 at the door). 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Café Verde: Aim High Flyers

Aim High School (Farmington Hills) students perform pop songs, led by their teacher and local guitarist Matthew Landrum. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Open Mike

All performers invited; sign-up begins at 8 p.m. Hosted by singer- songwriter Adam Labeaux. [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]

Last Word: The Pherotones

A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Mash: Colin Dexter & the Memphis Thrillbillies

Classic rockabilly, including lots of early Elvis pop ballads, by this southeast Michigan quintet fronted by young Elvis tribute artist Dexter. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network"

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Open Mike

All musicians invited. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer- guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]

 
 


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