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Calendar of Events

Sunday, January 14, 2018

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 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Jan. 10, 14, 17, 24, 28, & 31. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes.

Jan. 10 & 14: "Feathers & Wings."

Jan. 17: "Flying Home."

Jan. 24 & 28: "Chirp, Peep, Caw!"

Jan. 31: "Nests."

10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $5 per child (members' children, $4). 997-1553. [map]

 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free., 846-9418.

 1 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. except Jan. 1. All invited to play in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m., competitive), and modern (Fri. 6:30 p.m., casual) decks. Bring your own cards for casual tournaments. Also, all invited to play the 2-person card game Netrunner (free) at 6 p.m. on Mondays.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive & booster draft), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [map]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Shape Note Singing: Ann Arbor Sacred Harp.

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All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Songbooks available, but singers encouraged to bring their own.

1-4 p.m., The Ark (except June 10), 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. 678-7549, 663-0262. [map]

 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show Poco the sloth out of his cage on the conservancy's Stone Stage (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, cougar feedings at 1:30 & 4:30 p.m. and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including prairie dogs, kangaroos, giant tortoises, Arctic foxes, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $8 (kids ages 2-12, $6; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]

 1-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Jan. 13 & 14. Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live mammals. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. Note: Saturday program includes a midday "Animal Naptime" break when the animals get tired.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $12 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Jan. 14, 21, & 28. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Downtown meeting rm. (Jan. 14 & 21); AADL Pittsfield (Jan. 28). Free. 327-8301.

 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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Every Sun. Docent-led tour of the UMMA collection, with themes based on the docent's interests.
1-2 p.m., UMMA, meet at the Museum Store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Watercolor Snowflake Art": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Art project for kids in grades preK-3.
1-2 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 1:30 p.m. 

Beaumaris Ensemble: Jewish Community Center Afternoon Delights.

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This local chamber trio performs new works by contemporary composers and lesser-known classical works. Members: oboist Kaycee Thomas, cellist Daniel Thomas, and pianist Naki Sung Kripfgans. Program TBA. Preceded at 1 p.m. by dessert and socializing.
1:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $10 in advance at and at the door. 971-0990. [map]

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea High School Percussion Ensembles: Chelsea District Library Sonic Sunday.

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CHS percussion ensembles perform the program of classical music they will compete with in the state Solo & Ensemble Festival.
2-3 p.m., Chelsea High School, 740 N. Freer, Chelsea. Free. 433-2201. [map]

 2 p.m. 

Doug Horn Trio: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This classic jazz and bebop ensemble-alto saxophonist/flutist Horn, bassist Paul Keller, and pianist Rick Roe-celebrate the release of their new album, High Standards.
2 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $10). Reservations recommended., 769-2999. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

EMU Honors Band: EMU Music Department.

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Performance by this ensemble of top high school musicians from around the state, along with EMU music students. Program TBA.
2 p.m., Pease Auditorium, EMU campus, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.

 2 p.m. 

"Celebración!": Ann Arbor Concert Band.

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James Nissen conducts this local volunteer ensemble in Roger Nixon's dynamic Fiesta del Pacifico, Isaac Albéniz's Feast Day in Seville, Arturo Márquez's invigorating Danzon no. 2, Franco Cesarini's Mexican Pictures, Jaime Texidor's Amparito Roca, Copland's El Salon Mexico, and 2 works by Mark Camphouse in honor of MLK Day: A Movement for Rosa and Homage to the Dream.
2 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (seniors & students, $5; kids age 11 & under, free) in advance from band members & at, and at the door. 478-7515. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Every Which Way: 66th Annual Faculty and Guest Artist Choreography Concert": EMU Dance Program.

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Jan. 12-14. EMU dance students perform an eclectic mix of genres from ballet and modern to musical theater and jazz dance by faculty and guest choreographers, including WMU dance professor Jeremy Blair, U-M dance grad Sean Hoskins, Ballet Theatre of Toledo artistic director Nigel Burgoine, EMU dance student Natalia de Miguel Annoni, Hardcore Detroit dance company director Haleem "Stringz" Rasul, Detroit-based performance company White Werx director Marcus White, and EMU dance professors Joanna McNamara, Sherry Jerome Wilkinson, and Phil Simmons.


Program: Blair's Whoa, Man! is an exploration of gender norms set to the music of Esquivel, Jean-Philip Goude, and Fredo Viola. Hoskins' To Remember Something is inspired by the disconnect between memory and actuality set to his own score performed by English electronica musicians Four Tet and Holy Other. Burgoine's A Rhapsody for EMU, set to Rachmaninov, celebrates the enthusiasm of young dancers, and Annoni's …wut… uses the music of Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein to explore different unpleasantries. McNamara's In Jitland: Detroit Redux, a dance film with an original score by EMU music professor Howard Cass, follows a young wanderer at night. Rasul's Doin' Jit in the Park!! showcases Detroit Jit, a street dance form, usually performed to techno music, known for its lightning-quick footwork and deep connection to Detroit history and culture. Simmons performs "Glory" and "The Manson Trio" from Bob Fosse's Pippin. White's Upstream Transaction is an excerpt from his company's 2-year performance project grounded in the crises surrounding affordable access to clean water in Flint and Detroit. It's set to Detroit electronica musician Kyle Hall's "FACT x MoMA PS1." Wilkinson presents the Friends dance from her classical ballet choreography for Léo Delibes' Coppélia.

8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Quirk Theater, Ford St. (off Lowell from Huron River Dr.), Ypsilanti. Tickets $10 (students with ID, $8) in advance at and at the door. 487-2282. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Matisse Drawings": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of 45 Matisse drawings and 9 drawings by the late artist Ellsworth Kelly. Curated by Kelly in 2014 to draw attention to the centrality of drawing in both artists' work.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Workshop": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. All kids in grades 3-8 invited to try out this popular computer game that involves constructing things with virtual blocks to work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown training center. Free. 327-4555. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"The Explorers Club": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Jan. 11-14. Brodie Brockie directs local actors in Nell Benjamin's 2014 farcical comedy about a group of eccentric explorers in Victorian London who try to protect their club from being infiltrated by a woman. Cast: Adam Peterson, Jared Hoffert, Ann Stoner, Jimmy Dee Arnold, Tom Underwood, Christopher Tiffany, Charles Sutherland, Larry Rusinsky, and Pat Johnson.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $22 (seniors age 60 & over, $20; Thurs., $17; students, $11 on any day) in advance at, by phone, and at the door. 971-2228. [map]

 2 & 7 p.m. 

"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre": Fathom Events.

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Jan. 14 & 16. 70th anniversary screening of John Huston's 1948 gritty, taut Western about greed corrupting 3 unlikely prospectors. John Huston, Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, "no stinkin' badges."
2 & 7 p.m., Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $8.25 (matinee) & $10.50 (evening) in advance at and at the door. 973-8424. [map]

 3-8 p.m. 

St. Lawrence String Quartet: University Musical Society.

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This acclaimed Canadian chamber ensemble has been together for over 20 years, performing with what the New York Times calls "an almost disturbing intensity." Tonight's program, "Haydn Mega-Concert," features all 6 of Haydn's so-called "sun" quartets, a compositional milestone that established the string quartet style for generations. In them, all four voices are equally important, resulting in a more emotionally direct music than the courtly tone of the Rococo period. With violinists Geoff Nuttall and Owen Dalby, violist Lesley Robertson, and cellist Christopher Constanza. Preceded at 2 p.m. in Rackham (Earl Lewis Rm.) by a lecture on the program by U-M musicology professor Steven Whiting. Note: there is a meal break from 5:20-7 p.m. Boxed dinners available (reservations required at
3-8 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $36-$60 in advance at the Michigan League and, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Jan. 14, 21, & 28. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
3-5 p.m., AADL Downtown meeting rm. (Jan. 14 & 21); AADL Pittsfield (Jan. 28). Free. 327-8301. [map]

 3 & 8:15 p.m. 

"The Darkest Hour": Michigan Theater.

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(Joe Wright, 2017). Biopic of Winston Churchill during the early dark days of WWII. Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas.
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]

 3:15, 5:45, & 8:30 p.m. 

"The Post": Michigan Theater.

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

 3:45 & 9:15 p.m. 

"The Disaster Artist": State Theatre.

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(James Franco, 2017). Biopic about Tommy Wiseau, the writer/director behind The Room, the film often called "the Citizen Kane of bad movies." James Franco, Seth Rogan, Alison Brie.
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.

 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or you can bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 4-6 p.m. 

"Faces of Faith": Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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Local religious leaders from 6 different traditions-Buddhism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Interfaith, Islam, Judaism-discuss the personal joys and the public frustrations of being part of their faith tradition. Also, small group discussions.
4-6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 E. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. 424-1535. [map]

 4:15, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"I, Tonya": State Theatre.

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(Craig Gillespie, 2017). Biopic about controversial ice skater Tonya Harding. Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME.

 4:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi for Kids: Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. 734-845-9786. [map]

 4:30, 7:30, & 9:30 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.

 5 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.
5 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. [map]

 5-8 p.m. 

Sunday Evening Rhythm Club: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings (P.O.R.K.).

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During the 1920s and early 1930s, early jazz veteran Jelly Roll Morton and younger modernist Duke Ellington both used this band's 10-piece instrumentation, keeping the free-wheeling rhythm of New Orleans jazz and mixing it with smooth, pre-Swing big-band arranging. PORK offers this early big-band music and many period pop standards by songwriters Irving Berlin and George Gershwin and others, evoking a particularly rich musical era. Pianist James Dapogny and tubaist/trombonist Chris Smith lead this dance-friendly jazz band.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. 734/663-1202. or [map]

 5:30-7 p.m.  Free! 

Community Classes: Second Sundays Under The Pavilion.

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Every Second Sunday of the month from 5:30-7:00 pm, The Dance Pavilion will be hosting FREE Community Classes! We believe that dance and fitness should be available to everyone in our community, so we invite you to come on down and try something new once a month - at no charge. Each month will feature one dance class and one fitness class.Tips to the teachers will be accepted, but never expected!
January 14th -- Salsa & Pilates
February 11th -- Waltz & Stretch and Release
More classes schedules coming soon!
Please call for more information (734) 369-9700!
All ages and levels, no experience required!
No registration required, see you every Second Sunday!
The Dance Pavilion, 1918 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-369-9700. [map]

 5:30 p.m. 

"Coloring with Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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All age 12 & up invited to color while interacting with adoptable cats. Snacks, soda, and coloring supplies provided.
5:30-7:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $10. Preregistration recommended at 661-3575. [map]

 5:30 & 8:45 p.m. 

"The Shape of Water": Michigan Theater.

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(Guillermo del Toro, 2017). Otherworldly Cold War-era drama about a lonely mute woman who develops a romantic connection with a creature that is the subject of secret government experiments.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME. [map]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). Free. Email to confirm or check 717-1569. [map]

 6 p.m. 

Euchre Tournament: Fraser's Pub.

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Every Sun. All invited to play 5 euchre games of 12 hands. No partner necessary.
6 p.m., Fraser's Pub, 2045 Packard. $5. [map]

 6:45 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.

 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Jan. 14, 21, & 28. Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. Singers and players of all acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by local veteran musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The 2nd Sunday of each month features a focus song, followed by jamming. The 4th Sunday features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming. Also, on Jan. 21, songwriters can try out their new work and get critiques.
7-9 p.m., U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at 998-9353. [map]

 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Community Sing": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All invited to join this monthly gathering to sing songs from the various branches of American folk music.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5. 794-6250. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Healing Justice, Waging Love: Remembering MLK and Ourselves": The Long Hairz Collective (U-M MLK Symposium).

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An evening of song, spoken word, and hip-hop with this ensemble of artist-activists from the Black and Native American communities. Tonight's performers are hip-hop MCs Brian Babb (aka Peace be Free) and Will See, and Native American singer-songwriters Annie Humphrey, Joe Reilly, and Allison Radell.
7-9 p.m., U-M Residential College Keene Theater, East Quad, 701 East University. 764-5517. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

Christine Lavin: The Ark.

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A veteran New York City singer-songwriter who has been described as a mix of Bette Midler, Tom Lehrer, Steve Goodman, and Janis Ian, Lavin is known for the sharp wit and comically warped perspectives of songs like "Stop Sobbing … He's an Idiot" and "Tom Cruise Scares Me." She's also known for her bittersweet miniatures of lost romance, and she's a tastily tuneful composer, a superb guitarist, and a playfully unpredictable performer whose shows are always sprinkled with a healthy dose of between-songs humor and spiky commentary. Her new album, Spaghettification, includes such songs as "Neil Degrasse Tyson Introduces Planet X" and "College Fight Song for Sesquipedalians."
7:30 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office &, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"8 Pointless Minutes: A Long Form Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to form groups to perform an 8-minute improv sketch. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free (pay-what-you-can for spectators)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Wonder Woman": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Dive-In Movie.

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All invited to bring an inner tube and float in Mack Pool for a family-oriented screening of Patty Jenkins' 2017 drama starring Gal Gadot as the iconic DC Comics superhero.
7:30 p.m., Mack Indoor Pool, 715 Brooks. $5 (youth age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & older, $4). 794-6234. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

Caroline Helton, Matthew Bengtson, & Aaron Berofsky: U-M School of Music Faculty Recital.

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Soprano Helton and fortepianist Bengtson perform song settings of Goethe's poetry by Schubert, Beethoven, and Mozart as well as their lesser-known contemporaries Carl Friedrich Zelter and Johann Friedrich Reichardt. Violinist Berofsky joins Bengtson in Mozart's Piano and Violin Sonata in B-flat major.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: The Brennan Andes Trio

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: "Song Circle."

All invited to drop in to play their work or just listen. Hosted by veteran singer-songwriter Annie Capps. 2-5 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: EventJazz

Jazz originals and standards by different piano-based trios and quartets each show, led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Old Town: Jay Stielstra Trio

Folk-country originals by this veteran local singer-songwriter, a mainstay of the local folk scene since the early 70s who is most widely known as the author of Tittabawassee Jane and other Michigan-based folk musicals. He is accompanied by vocalist Judy Banker and bassist Dave Roof. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Heather Black Project

Vintage jazz and blues by an ensemble led by Heather Schwartz, a talented local singer whose vocal style also reflects gospel, R&B, soul, and hip-hop influences. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings

This local 10-piece big band is one of the few to specialize in the old-time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Arrangements by the renowned early-jazz pianist James Dapogny and tubaist Chris Smith. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]


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