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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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 8:15 a.m. 

CVT: Better Living Fitness Center.

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This 45-minute, total body class will get your heart rate up while strengthening your muscles in an interval timed format. Perfect for all levels! $20 for walk-ins; included with some Better Living Fitness Center memberships.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $20. (734) 442-2419. [map]

 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Exhibition on View: A Place in the Shade: Selected Projects by Charles Correa": The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Charles Correa (1930-2015) is arguably the most influential architect to have worked in modern India. Born in India and educated in the U.S., Correa earned a B. Arch. at the University of Michigan in 1953 and went on to receive his M.Arch. at MIT.
Over a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Correa's architecture, urban design, planning, and writings inspired generations, adapting the international language of modernism to the Indian context.. This exhibition, organized by Nondita Correa Mehrotra, the director of the Charles Correa Foundation, explores the breadth of his built work, through highlighting thirteen selected projects. Professor Craig Borum designed the exhibition. The exhibition accompanies the inaugural Charles Correa International Lecture, an annual lecture by an emerging architect engaged with global architecture and activism. The lecture will promote cultural understanding through design practice and discourse.
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734-764-1300. [map]

 9:30 a.m. 

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

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
10:30-11:30 a.m. (Sat.) & 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Tues.), AAHOM Green Room (lower level), 220 E. Ann. $12 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]

 10-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. & Wed. Stories and songs for kids age 2 & up (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. EXCEPT OCT. 9, 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 youth department story room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Exposing Fake News: But It's Not What You Think": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by BBC World Service Radio reporter and producer Leana Hosea, currently a U-M Knight-Wallace journalism fellow. First in a series of 9 monthly lectures.
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $65 (members, $45) for the 9-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]

 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
9:30-10:15 & 10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 1-6 p.m.  Free! 

Flu Shot Clinic @ the J: Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Join us for our annual Flu Shot Clinic, provided by CVS! Please bring your insurance card. If you have questions about insurance coverage, please call your insurance provider.
Vaccines will be offered on a first come first serve basis. Please contact Rachael at 971-0990 or and RSVP to ensure that we are able to give CVS an accurate estimate.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive. Free. 734-971-09990, ext. 111. [map]

 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Tutoring: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation, writing practice, book study, and TOEFL prep groups for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [map]

 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues., May 23-Oct. 17 With a variety of musical entertainment each week. Also, live farm animals and tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse and cabin.

Sept. 5: Dorkestra. Local blues-flavored folk-rock swing quintet.

Sept. 12: Bop Dragons. Latin jazz trio.

Sept. 19: Tim Berla. Local singer-songwriter performs songs in an eclectic mix of styles from jazz to country.

Sept. 26: K Michael Joseph. This local singer performs an eclectic array of covers from Badfinger to Cowboy Junkies and the Smashing Pumpkins, along with a few originals, on acoustic guitar and synthesizer.

4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 971-5870. [map]

 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Mobility and the Plebs in the Early Republic: The Example of the Plebeian Secessions": U-M Classics Department.

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Cardiff University classics professor Guy Bradley reexamines the underlying nature of the crisis occasioned by the so-called "withdrawal of the commoners" in the early days of the Roman Republic.
4-6 p.m., 2175 Angell Hall. Free. 764-0360. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Selma": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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Screening of Ava DuVernay's acclaimed 2014 historical drama about the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery. Followed by discussion.
4 p.m., 100 Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 936-3518. [map]

 4:15 p.m. 

"The Big Sick": Michigan Theater.

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Michael Showalter's 2017 rom-com about a young couple dealing with their cultural differences.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:30 & 7:15 p.m. 

"The Trip to Spain": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Winterbottom, 2017). The latest in a series of improvised travelogues starring British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon meditating on the perils of middle age, domesticity, and career as they eat their way through the Spanish countryside.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Thurs. and Sept. 9 & 16. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows. Rehearsals usually last 1-2 hours. Also, on Sept. 9 & 16 (game days), a Drumline Step Show on the front steps of Revelli Hall (10:30 a.m., 350 E. Hoover).
10:30 a.m. (Sept. 4), 4:45 (all other Mon.-Thurs. dates), 7 a.m. (Sept. 9 & 16 game days), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]

 5:30 p.m. 

"Trampoline - Circuit Strength Class": The Mix Studios.

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Trampoline fitness and circuit strength class. Get the best of both worlds in this total body fitness class. Half low impact heart rate pumping trampoline cardio and half strength training using a variety of equipment to keep the workout fun and effective. We use dumbbells, kettlebells, bodyweight and med balls for a fun filled variety workout! All fitness levels welcome as we have trainers watching form and all moves can be modified to your level.
The Mix Studio, 2007 S State Street. Free First Class. 734-786-1260. or [map]

 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band: Zal Gaz Grotto.

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Paul Klinger's 8-piece Easy Street Jazz Band performs fun and exciting dixieland and traditional jazz every Tuesday from 5:30 till 8:30 PM at their home, Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline on the west side of Ann Arbor).
Paul Klinger formed the Easy Street Jazz Band in 1971. The band recently celebrated their 45th anniversary of playing trad jazz in Ann Arbor. Today's version of ESJB features pianist and jazz scholar Dr. James Dapogny, string bassist Paul Keller, drummer Pete Siers, guitarist/banjoist Rod McDonald, clarinetist Janelle Reichman, trombonist Terry Kimura and their glorious leader Paul Klinger on cornet and soprano sax.
Come any Tuesday at 5:30 PM and enjoy ESJB playing jazz selections from Duke Ellington, Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, Hoagy Carmichael, Louis Armstrong and more of the good stuff from the first 30 or 40 years of jazz.
Good food and drinks - all reasonably priced - at ZGG. Free parking. No steps.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline). $10 at the door. Students under 18 enter free of charge.. 734-663-1202. [map]

 5:45 p.m. 

"Strength & Tone": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Get a great strength based workout in only 45 minutes. $15 walk in; also included in some Better Living Fitness Center memberships.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $15. (734) 442-2419. [map]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Dog & Suds Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]

 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Knits & Crochets.

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All invited for informal socializing and to share tips while working on their projects.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL McKune Room (if available), 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. To confirm location, contact Mary Budzinski at or 846-3826. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

The Joseph and Sally Handleman Lecture Presents: Daniel Pink.

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The University of Michigan's Ross School of Business is pleased to welcome Daniel Pink, author of New York Times best-sellers A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human, to speak at Hill Auditorium. During his presentation, "The Mind of the Future: How to Survive an Outsourced, Automated Age," Pink will discuss the shift from the information age to the conceptual age and how to prepare for the future world of work. Pink was named one of the top 10 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, and his TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the most-watched of all time with more than 19 million views.
Doors open at 6:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave. Free. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Evolution of Beekeeping: History, Making, & Use of Skeps": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Schoolcraft College biology professor emeritus Roger Sutherland discusses skeps, beehives made of coiled straw with a single opening at the bottom.
6:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. [map]

 6:45 p.m. 

"Dancing for Birth": Center for the Childbearing Year.

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This six-week series of classes teaches a "language of movement" inspired by world dance forms like Belly dance, African dance and Latin dance. Each 90-minute weekly class fuses dance fitness with birth preparation. Women often come to class for fun and fitness and gain more than they expected!
Center for the Childbearing Year, 722 Brooks Street. $127. 734-663-1523. [map]

 6:45 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge": Michigan Theater.

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(Marie Noelle, 2016). Lush biopic of the famous physicist and chemist and her struggle for recognition in the male-dominated science community in early 20th century France.
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). [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: First, do no harm": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A discussion concerning the basis of care.
Essays to consider:
"The Hippocratic Oath"
"The nocebo effect of informed consent"
"The doctor-patient relationship in different cultures"
For more information and to receive a copy of the essays contact
Lurie Biomedical Engineering, Room 2185, 1101 Beal Ave. Free. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Auditions for Princess Ida: University of Michigan Gilbert & Sullivan Society (UMGASS).

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UMGASS is holding auditions for "Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant" on September 11, 12 & 13, 7-10 pm at the Student Theater Arts Complex, 1202 Kipke Dr. (near the U-M stadium). All roles available. Prepare ~32 bars from musical theater or opera (in English). Be prepared to read from the text. Bring 2 copies of your music (pianist provided). Dance auditions at callbacks only on 9/14.
To sign up for an audition time, attend the UMGASS Mass Meeting on September 10 @ 7 pm at the Michigan League. Audition times are also available by e-mailing, and walk-ins are welcome. No affiliation with U-M is necessary.
Rehearsals begin 9/17; 2 days per week until mid-November, 4 days after; Sundays 2 pm, and Mo, Tu, We 7 pm. Show dates are December 7-10 at Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. Performances include full set, costumes, and 23-piece orchestra. Directed by David Andrews; Music Direction by Daniel Bachelis. Text and mp3s available at
Student Theater Arts Complex (STAC), 1202 Kipke Drive. Free. 734-754-4983. [map]

 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. All age 18 & over invited to play. No partner needed. Cash prize for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill East, 3140 Packard. $5 entry fee; buy your own food. [map]

 7 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Conversation Group: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon., Tues.. Wed., & Fri. All levels of English speakers invited for conversation.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch (Mon. except Oct. 9), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch (Mon. & Tues.), 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy; and 6-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 1-2:30 p.m. (Fri.), AADL Malletts Creek Branch (Fri.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard. Free. 327-4555. [map]

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss Underground Airlines, Ben Winters' acclaimed 2016 novel that imagines an America where slavery continues in 4 states.
7-9 p.m., 3154 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

MPU Tackles the North Korean Question: The Michigan Political Union.

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Join the Michigan Political Union, a non-partisan debate organization, as we debate the following resolution in the Koessler Room of the Michigan League -
Resolved: In the interest of national security, the United States needs to respond North Korea's recent belligerence with military action.
Koessler Room, Michigan League, 911 N University Ave. Free. [map]

 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Bluegrass Meetup": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass and bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5 fee to cover building rental. 794-6250. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Raw Vegan Harvest": Ann Arbor District Library/People's Food Co-op.

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Local raw foods advocate Ellen Livingston discusses how to get the most health benefit from this harvest season.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Heart of Permaculture and Personal Growth": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local permaculture designer and teacher (and PFC outreach coordinator) David Hall.
7 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 994-4589. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek": Ann Arbor District Library.

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U-M history of medicine professor Howard Markel, author of the best-selling When Germs Travel: Six Major Epidemics That Have Invaded America since 1900 and the Fears They Have Unleashed, discusses his new book about these Michigan brothers who revolutionized American notions of health and wellness.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]

 7-9 p.m. 

"Tomato Special Dinner #214": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Columbus-based restaurateur and Cara Mangini, a well-known vegetable butcher whose books include the award-winning The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini, hosts a buffet dinner highlighted by several dishes using numerous tomato varieties from Zingerman's Roadhouse Farm, including tomato harvest gazpacho, heirloom tomato panzanella, and corn fritters with heirloom bean-and-tomato ragł. Samplings available of 20 varieties of heirloom tomatoes. Signing.
7-9 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $75. Reservations required. 663-3663. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Where the Animals Go": Literati Bookstore.

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Award-winning L.A. designer Oliver Uberti discusses his new book of infographics and maps, praised by Jane Goodall, that illustrate animal behaviors, such as how warblers detect incoming storms using sonic vibrations, how baboons make decisions, and why storks prefer garbage dumps to wild forage. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]

 7:15-9:15 p.m.  Free! 

Open Rehearsal: Ann Arbor Grail Singers.

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Sept. 12, 19, & 26. All women invited to join this women's chamber choir to sing early music. This month's rehearsals include auditions for new members.
7:15-9:15 p.m., location TBA. Free., 662-0631. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Every Brilliant Thing": University Musical Society.

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Sept. 12-17. George Perrin directs this 2013 one-man show about depression, which has garnered praise for its deft blend of serious subject matter with a comic voice. British comedian Jonny Donahoe (who co-authored the play with playwright Duncan Macmillan) plays a nameless narrator who, after his mother's first suicide attempt when he was 7, begins compiling a list of life's greatest pleasures that, as he matures, he realizes is useful for him as well. Before the show, Donahoe distributes to various audience members pieces of paper containing entries from the list that they are later prompted to announce.
7:30 p.m. (Tues.-Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 5 p.m. (Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $45-$56 in advance at, the Michigan League, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks": Huron Valley Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Terry Tempest Williams' collection of lyrical essays that explore the grandeur of various national parks and what they mean to us.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Katie Lee: The Ark.

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NYC-based singer-songwriter, a former Ann Arborite who's best known for her stints as a vocalist with local favorites Orpheum Bell and Appleseed Collective. Her songs blend country, blues, folk, and soul.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $15. 761-1451. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

Winston Choi: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by this accomplished Canadian concert pianist who is known for his insightful commentary and commitment to performing works by living composers.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 8-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Smarty Pants Trivia Smackdown": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to round up 6 people to compete in a 5-round trivia contest. Prizes for the top 2 teams.
8-9:30 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 9:15 p.m. 

"Ingrid Goes West": Michigan Theater.

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(Matt Spicer, 2017). Dark comedy of an unhinged social media stalker who moves to L.A. to insinuate herself into the life of an Instagram star. Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 9:45 p.m. 

"Patti Cake$": Michigan Theater.

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Drama about an aspiring hip-hop MC who's desperate to escape her downtrodden New Jersey home town.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Aut Bar: Jesse Kramer Trio

Jazz trio led by drummer Kramer. With saxophonist Bobby Streng and bassist Damon Warmack. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Open Mike

All musicians and other performers invited. 8 p.m. [venue info]

Crossroads Bar & Grill: "Showcase Tuesday"

With up-and-coming local bands TBA. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo photo by Myra Klarman

This local 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. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh- minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. He recently released his first CD in 18 years, Big Car Town, a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]


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