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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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 9:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 11-May 14. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [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 & 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. & Wed. 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. except Dec. 25, 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 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free! 

Santa: Briarwood.

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Daily through Dec. 24. All kids invited to meet Santa. On Dec. 3, "Caring Santa" offers "sensory friendly" visits with Santa for kids with special needs; held when the mall is closed (9:30-11 a.m.) to create a calmer environment. Dec. 10 is "Pet Photo Night" (6:30-7:30 p.m.); all invited to bring 4-legged, leashed, friendly pets that weigh less than 60 lbs. to have their photo taken with Santa. Note: Santa takes breaks 1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 2-2:45 p.m. on Sundays.
10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Mon.-Thurs.), & 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.), Briarwood Von Maur court. Free (photos available for purchase). 769-9610. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Paper Folding Craft: Holiday Card & Ornament Wreath": Dexter District Library.

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All invited to make a decorative holiday card and 2 small ornamental paper wreaths.
10 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Space limited; preregistration required. 426-4477. [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]

 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Area Babywearers Meet Up: WIC Office in Washtenaw Country Human Services Building.

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Join us to learn how to use your baby carrier. Meetings are free, informal, and open session. Drop in any time during the scheduled meet up to learn positioning tips from our leaders or to just socialize! Bring your own carrier or experiment with some of library carriers to find out what you like. Siblings are welcome at meetings, as are partners, grandparents, nannies, and anyone else who is involved in caring for a child. We meet in the WIC office lobby (Washtenaw County Services Building - 555 Towner, Ypsilanti, MI).
WIC Office, 555 Towner, Ypsilanti. Free. [map]

 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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Dec. 5 & 12. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Free sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served. Dec. 5: University of British Columbia theater professor Siyuan Liu on "'Spoken Drama with a Strong Chinese Flavor': The Resurrection and Demise of Popular Spoken Drama in Shanghai in the 1950s & Early 1960s." Dec. 12: Duke University political science professor Melanie Manion on "The Geography of Political Self-Censorship in an Authoritarian State."
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [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]

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Guided Meditation for Young Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant leads kids in grades preK & K (with or without a parent) in a series of guided meditations. At the end of the session, kids have a chance to process the experience through artistic expression. Bring a blanket or pillow, if you like.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 2:30, 7:45, & 9:45 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)., 668-TIME.

 2:45, 7:30, & 10:15 p.m. 

"Lady Bird": State Theatre.

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(Greta Gerwig, 2017). Critically acclaimed drama exploring the bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf.

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)., 668-TIME.

 3 & 8 p.m. 

"Loving Vincent": Michigan Theater.

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(Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, 2017). Visually stunning feature-length painted animation exploring the life and unusual death of Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his works.
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]

 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Anime Afternoons": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to watch new and classic anime shows. Sushi.
3-4:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

Positive Links Speaker Series: Center for Positive Organizations.

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Becoming who you really are: Learning to do what organizations cannot do for you - Robert E. Quinn
Gain inspiring and practical research-based strategies for building organizations that are high performing and bring out the best in people. Learn from leading positive organizational scholars and connect with our community of academics, students, staff, and leaders. Free and open to the public; an optional 45 min. companion workshop to follow.
About Quinn's talk:
Research shows, counter to conventional thought, that people of transformative power develop a characteristic called idealized influence. They become models worthy of admiration, respect, trust, and emulation. They live from a moral core that generates attractive power. Without authority, they can draw the best out of others. They can develop managers but they cannot develop leaders. This means we have to own our own leadership development. This session will explore how to become who you really are.
Blau Hall, Colloquium, 5th Floor, 700 East University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234. Free. 734-647-8154. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

U-M African Diasporic Film Festival.

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Nov. 21: "Orkiteng Loorbaak: Rite of Elders." (Ron Mulvihill & Kelly Askew, 2017). Documentary that follows the chairman of a Tanzanian village as he undergoes the final Maasai life cycle ceremony to become a full-fledged elder.

Nov. 28: "Winnie Mandela" (Darrell Roodt, 2011). Documentary about the South African activist and politician who rose to fame as the wife of Nelson Mandela. Stars Jennifer Hudson & Terrence Howard.

Dec. 5: "The Boers at the End of the World" (Richard Finn Gregory, 2015). Documentary about an Argentinean family that travels back to South Africa for the first time to explore their ancestry and meet their distant relatives. Afrikaans, Spanish, & English; subtitles.

4 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery (enter from the Diag). Free. 764-5513. [map]

 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"China's Economic Reform in the Wake of the 19th Party Congress": U-M Center for Chinese Studies Distinguished Visitor Lecture Series.

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Talk by Brookings Institution Senior Fellow David Dollar.
4-5:30 p.m., 1120 Weill Hall, 735 S. State. Free. 764-6308. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"First Tuesday Lego Club": Dexter District Library.

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All kids in grades K-8 invited to make Lego creations.
4-5 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]

 4:10 p.m.  Free! 

Laura Kasischke: U-M College of Literature, Science, & the Arts.

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This U-M creative writing professor reads from her new Where Now: New & Selected Poems, a collection that combines new poems with selections from her previous 9 poetry books. Reception follows.
4:10 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater (4th floor). Free. 998-6251. [map]

 4:15-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Bingo for Books": Saline District Library.

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All kids in grades 2-6 invited to play bingo to win books.
4:15-5 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]

 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Gregory Pardlo: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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Talk (Dec. 5) and poetry reading (Dec. 7) by this Brooklyn-based Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose 2014 collection, Digest, was praised by the Pulitzer judges for "clear-voiced poems that bring readers the news from 21st Century America, rich with thought, ideas and histories public and private." Poet Cyrus Cassells calls him "a Prospero of unforced allusion" whose poems "can deftly evoke sociology, jazz, lofty philosophy, African-American lit, Russian cinema, Greek mythology, European travel, film noir, hip hop, and a host of other topics." He has a forthcoming essay collection and memoir, Air Traffic. Signing.
5:30 p.m., UMMA Apse (Dec. 5) & Auditorium (Dec. 7), 525 S. State. Free. 615-3710. [map]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women: Huron River Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back. Geared especially, but not exclusively, for women new to riding.
6 p.m., meet at Barton Park on Huron River Dr. 276-0240.

 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap knitting tips.
6-9 p.m., call for location. Free, $2 monthly dues., 945-3035.

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Time to Evolve: The Histories and Futures of Two University Natural History Museums": University of Michigan Museum Studies Program.

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Directors from two university natural history museums will discuss the changing roles of such museums in research, education, and cultural heritage. Access to such collections allows visitors the opportunity to connect with the process of scientific research. The opportunities offered by transitioning into new museum space will be emphasized.
University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 South State Street. Free. 734-936-6678. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

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.  Free! 

Eco Book Club: Literati Bookstore.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by local writer Alison Swan, of Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, the best-seller edited by legendary environmental activist and entrepreneur Paul Hawken.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. Reservations requested at 585-5567. [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 p.m.  Free! 

Film Screening: "The Armor of Light": Washtenaw Cty Moms Demand Action.

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The public is invited to this free screening and discussion of "Armor of Light" (2015, dir. Abigail E. Disney). This documentary follows an Evangelical minister and the mother of a teenage shooting victim through their trials of conscience, heartbreak, and rejection, as they bravely attempt to make others consider America's gun culture through a moral lens. The film is also a courageous look at our fractured political culture and an assertion that it is, indeed, possible for people to come together across deep party lines to find common ground.
Hosted by Washtenaw County Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
AADL Pittsfield branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Films at the Ann Arbor District Library.

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Dec. 1: "Death is NOT the Answer" (Keith Famie, 2016). Documentary exploring the causes of depression and suicidal tendencies. Q & A with the director after the film. 6-8:30 p.m.

Dec. 5: "Armor of Light" (Abigail Disney, 2015). Documentary about an evangelical Christian minister struggling to reconcile his pro-life and pro-gun beliefs. 7-8:30 p.m.
Various times, AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

John U. Bacon: Nicola's Books.

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This well-known local sportswriter and bestselling author reads from and discusses The Great Halifax Explosion, his new account of the 1917 explosion of a French WWI freighter that killed more than 1,000 people, wounded another 9,000, and leveled 325 acres of Halifax. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

 7 p.m. 

New Horizons Band Rehearsal.

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All musicians invited to join this 60-member senior band. Bring a band instrument. The Greenhorn Band for beginners (or those who haven't played in a long time or want to try new instruments) meets at 6 p.m.
7-9 p.m., Liberty School band room, 7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., Saline. Free. 769-2613. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Orpheus Singers: U-M School of Music.

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Jerry Blackstone directs this music student choir in Mozart's "Vesperae solennes de confessore," Vivaldi's Magnificat, contemporary Norwegian American composer Ola Gjeilo's "Serenity (O magnum mysterium)," and Spanish Renaissance composer Tomás Luis de Victoria's "O magnum mysterium."
7 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580. [map]

 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"3-D Paper Snowflakes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to make 3-D snowflakes with scissors, tape, and staplers.
7-8 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"DIY Washer Necklaces": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to make necklaces out of pre-painted washers, beads, and different types of string.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate Branch West Side Room, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Intro to Craft Cocktails": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Tammy's Tastings owner Tammy Coxen discusses the history of some famous cocktails while demonstrating how to make them. Recipes.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The New Cold War": U-M Ford Presidential Library.

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CBS News team David Martin and Mary Walsh, winners of the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Award prize, discuss the complexities of covering current national defense in light of threats from cyberspace, social media, North Korea, and Russia. Reception follows.
7 p.m., Ford Library, 1000 Beal. Free. 205-0555. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Club members show their recent digital images and prints, including those on the club's current topic, "Backlighting."
7:30 p.m., Forsythe Middle School media center, 1655 Newport. Free. 327-4781. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Interfaith Service of Affirmation "Your People Are My People": Ann Arbor area faith communities.

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You are invited to an interfaith service of love and support for LBGTQI folks and allies. Featured speaker is Rev. Theresa Ines Soto, Interim Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint. Featured musicians include Jean Chorazyczewski, Lori Fithian, Katie Geddes, Regina Lambert-Haut, Brandy Sinco, Laszlo Slomovits and David Vaughn. A collection will be taken to support the work of Immigration Equality. A social gathering will follow the service.
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., at Ellsworth. Free. 248-219-7583. [map]

 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Reading Glasses Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss books by contemporary writers, including quirky fiction and strange but true nonfiction. Copies of the books available at the CDL.

Apr. 3: Born a Crime, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah's memoir of growing up in South Africa during and immediately after apartheid.

May 1: The Other Einstein, Marie Benedict's novel about Einstein's unhappy 1st marriage to Serbian mathematician Mileva Marić told from her POV.

June 5: TBA.

July 10: Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer's nonfiction book about a pair of Mormon fundamentalist brothers who believed they had a commandment from God to kill a woman and her baby.

Aug. 7: Suite Française, Irène Némirovsky's posthumous novel about French life during the Nazi occupation.

Sept. 4: Hiroshima, John Hersey's 1946 account of 6 atomic bomb survivors that's routinely named one of the 20th century's best pieces of longform journalism.

Oct. 2: Devil in a Blue Dress, Walter Mosely's 1990 novel, the 1st in an acclaimed series about an African American day laborer who becomes a detective.

Nov. 6: Everything I Never Told You, U-M grad Celeste Ng's award-winning debut novel about about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio.
7:30-9 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, ste. 100, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of Rendición, Ray Loriga's novel about a rural couple exiled to a murderous urban utopia.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth Storyslam: Michigan Radio.

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Dec. 5 & 19. Monthly open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on the monthly theme. Dec. themes: "Dirt" (Dec. 5) & "Rules" (Dec. 19). The 3 teams of judges are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Space limited, so it's smart to arrive early.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $8. 764-5118. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Architectures of the Imagination: Are the Human Systems We Create Enticing Us Down the Wrong Path?": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Talk by architect Robert Black, who designed the local Steiner High School and Detroit Community High School.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 276-5294. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Red Til I'm Dead: Sammy Hagar's Rock 'n' Roll Birthday Bash": Fathom Events.

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Broadcast of a concert by veteran rock vocalist Hagar, aka the Red Rocker, recorded at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Hagar came to prominence in the 70s with the hard rock band Montrose and later became the lead singer of VanHalen from 1985-1996. Also, a behind-the-scenes look at Hagar's career.
7:30 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $14 in advance at 827-2863 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).

 8 p.m.  Free! 

Matt Albert: U-M School of Music.

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This U-M violin professor performs solos, duos, and trios by Prokofiev, Ligeti, John Adams, Kevin Puts, and U-M composition professor Kristin Kuster. He's abetted by 2 U-M music faculty colleagues, hornist Adam Unsworth, violinist Danielle Belen, and New York Philharmonic pianist Eric Huebner.
8 p.m., Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 8 p.m. 

The Järnefelt Piano Trio: Kerrytown Concert House.

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U-M cello professor Katri Ervamaa is joined by 2 native Finns, Texas-based pianist Ruusamari Teppo and California-based violinist Päivikki Nykter to present a program celebrating the centenary of Finnish independence from Russia with a performance of some of Sibelius's works, including the Piano Trio no. 3, Malinconia, Novellette, and his most famous work, Finlandia. Teppo is a direct descendent of Sibelius.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended., 769-2999. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"This Wonderful Life": The Ark.

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Lancaster (PA)-based actor Jeremy Kendall stars in Steve Murray's tour-de-force, a one-man re-creation of the beloved 1946 Frank Capra Christmas movie.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $40 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office ( and, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

 8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Opera on Tap.

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Local opera singers perform arias and art songs that address this month's theme, "Bells Are Ringing, Divas Singing."
8:30-10 p.m. (seating begins at 6:30 p.m.), Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 56 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted (buy your own food). Reservations required (call between 10 a.m. & 8 p.m.). 483-5230. [map]

 9:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesday: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Argentine Tango Class 9:30pm-10:30pm $10
Open Practice 10:30pm-11:30pm $5 or free with class
no partner necessary. absolute beginners and drop-ins welcome.
SOMA: Studio of Movement Arts, 218 N 4th Ave. $10. [map]

 10 p.m. 

"The Florida Project": Michigan Theater.

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(Sean Baker, 2017). Drama about precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
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:


Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: 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. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Songwriters Open Mike"

All songwriters invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [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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