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Calendar of Events

Saturday, January 20, 2018






 
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 8-10 a.m., 10:45-1:45 p.m., &2:30-5:30 p.m. 

8th Annual Ann Arbor City Dodgeball Tournament: Skyline High School Crew Team Fundraiser.

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All adults and kids in 6th grade and above invited to form co-ed teams of 7-10 players to compete in round-robin and elimination tournaments. Prizes for top teams in each of 3 divisions (youth in grades 6-8, high school, and open adult), and awards for best costume in each division. All teams in high school and adult divisions must start at least 2 females. Food & beverage concessions.
8-10 a.m. (youth), 10:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. (high school), & 2:30-5:30 p.m. (adult), Skyline, 2552 N. Maple Rd. $100 per team. Preregistration for teams (limited to 20 middle school, 30 high school & adult teams) required by 6 p.m. on Jan. 19 at annarbordodgeball.com. dodgeball@skylinecrew.com. [map]


 8-10 a.m., 10:45-1:45 p.m., &2:30-5:30 p.m. 

8th Annual Ann Arbor City Dodgeball Tournament: Skyline High School Crew Team Fundraiser.

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All adults and kids in 6th grade and above invited to form co-ed teams of 7-10 players to compete in round-robin and elimination tournaments. Prizes for top teams in each of 3 divisions (youth in grades 6-8, high school, and open adult), and awards for best costume in each division. All teams in high school and adult divisions must start at least 2 females. Food & beverage concessions.
8-10 a.m. (youth), 10:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. (high school), & 2:30-5:30 p.m. (adult), Skyline, 2552 N. Maple Rd. $100 per team. Preregistration for teams (limited to 20 middle school, 30 high school & adult teams) required by 6 p.m. on Jan. 19 at annarbordodgeball.com. dodgeball@skylinecrew.com. [map]



 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Dexter Winter Marketplace.

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A farmers market with arts & crafts, jewelry, bread and baked goods, fresh produce, eggs, cheese, meats, and more. With live entertainment at 11 a.m. by by Turner Luce (Nov. 18), the area jazz-inflected Christian pop-folk ensemble From Grace (Dec. 9), Full Circles (Dec. 23), the veteran local band MacDonald Brothers (Jan. 6 & Feb. 3), Bruce & Bob (Jan. 20), the Pinckney Americana ensemble The Pontunes (Feb. 17), and the eclectic local duo Full Circles (Mar. 3).
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free admission. dexerwintermarketplace@gmail.com, 834-3229. [map]


 9 a.m.-noon 

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

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Jan. 13 & 20. All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Youth ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Arb Reader Center (Jan. 13), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (Jan. 20), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email. tgriffit@umich.edu, 647-8528. [map]


 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Annual Winter Stonefly Search": Huron River Watershed Council.

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All invited to join a watershed-wide hunt for these elusive river insects, which are active only in winter when fish are sluggish. Wear warm clothes. (You will not go into the water.) Children must be accompanied by an adult.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (choose one session), begin at the NEW Center, 1100 N. Main. Free. Preregistration required by Jan. 17 at hrwc.org/volunteer/stonefly. jfrenzel@hrwc.org, 769-5123. [map]


 9:30 a.m.  Free! 

"A New Era: A Time of Fulfillment": Ann Arbor Aglow Lighthouse.

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Screening of this DVD of a talk by Christian writer and speaker Graham Cooke. Refreshments.
9:30 a.m.-noon, 340 WCC Liberal Arts Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. (248) 437-9277. [map]


 10 & 11 a.m.  Free! 

Chelsea District Library KinderConcert: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Music comes alive in KinderConcerts - free 30-minute concerts designed especially for children 2- to 5-years old. No worries about wiggly tots sitting still for a concert - they'll dance and move while listening to the music. Then they'll be mesmerized by hearing a story being told with musical accompaniment. Members of the A2SO join movement specialist Gari Stein and pianist Kathryn Goodson for a guided introduction to the instruments of the orchestra. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and day care leaders can introduce classical music to even the youngest listeners at your local libraries.
Sponsored by The Ray & Eleanor Cross Foundation, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor, Chelsea Community Foundation, Stephanie & David Pyne.
Chelsea District Library, 221 S Main St, Chelsea. Free. 734-994-8801. info@a2so.com a2so.com [map]



 10 a.m.  Free! 

Chen Tai Chi Class: Ann Arbor Tai Chi.

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Introduction to Chen Tai Chi Chuan. Free all January. Warm-ups, stationary postures, kicks, silk-reeling. Working our way through a 72-movement Old Frame Long Form. Watch or participate.
Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main Street, 2nd floor. Free. annarbortaichi@gmail.com annarbortaichi.com [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Dexter District Library KinderConcert: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Music comes alive in KinderConcerts - free 30-minute concerts designed especially for children 2- to 5-years old. No worries about wiggly tots sitting still for a concert - they'll dance and move while listening to the music. Then they'll be mesmerized by hearing a story being told with musical accompaniment. Members of the A2SO join movement specialist Gari Stein and pianist Kathryn Goodson for a guided introduction to the instruments of the orchestra. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and day care leaders can introduce classical music to even the youngest listeners at your local libraries.
Sponsored by The Ray & Eleanor Cross Foundation, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor, Chelsea Community Foundation, Stephanie & David Pyne.
Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine St, Dexter. Free. 734-994-8801. info@a2so.com a2so.com [map]



 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Plastics Recycling & Looking out for Nature Family Craft: Ecology Center.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Transform plastic containers into winter feeders and shelters for backyard wildlife, and use alternatives to plastic to create compostable ones!
When: Saturday, January 20th, anytime between 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Individuals, and families can drop in for a FREE 30 to 60-minute activity. Pre-registration is encouraged. Please pre-register by emailing education@ecocenter.org to assure adequate staffing and supplies are on-hand.
Where: Please join us at the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) Pittsfield Branch. The AADL Pittsfield Branch is located at 2359 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI.
Ann Arbor District Library Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. 734-369-9267. socialmedia@ecocenter.org http://www.ecocenter.org/event/2017-10/plastics-recycling-looking-out-nature [map]


 10 a.m. & noon  Free! 

"KinderConcert": Dexter District Library/Chelsea District Library.

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Music for Little Folks director Gari Stein and Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra pianist Kathryn Goodson are joined by AASO violist Jacqueline Hanson to lead kids ages 2-6 (accompanied by an adult) in a program that includes storytelling and dancing to live music. Participants also learn about the instruments.
10 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter, & noon, CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 426-4477 (DDL), 475-8732 (CDL). [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

"Military Rifle Match": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to participate in this marksmanship competition using any military-style rifle. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
10 a.m.-noon (registration begins at 9 a.m.), TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $15 (members, $10). marks@comcast.net, 276-2514. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Plastics & Looking Out for Wildlife": Ecology Center of Ann Arbor.

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All invited to use a plastic or plastic-alternative container to make feeder or shelter for backyard wildlife.
10 a.m.-noon, AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Meet & Greet Teacher Day": USArtQuest.

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Meet our talented teachers, see what they do, and try a few projects.
Everyone weldome: children with parents, beginners, or advanced. Drop in anytime between 10:30am and 1pm.
Refreshments. Free admission. Open to the public.
USArtQuest, 18650 West Old US 12, Chelsea. Free. 734.562.2662. askanything@usartquest.com www.usartquest.com [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Death Café.

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All invited to join a frank conversation about death led by participants. Hosted by After Death Home Care founder Merilynne Rush and Diana Cramer. Tea & cake available for purchase.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tearoom, 114 S. Main. Free. 395-9660. [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]



 11 a.m. 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Sat. Linda Zimmer reads seasonal stories for kids age 6 & under.
11 a.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [map]


 Noon 

Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]


 Noon-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local sewing expert Amber Adams-Fall helps adults and teens in grade 6 & up sew a stuffed whale out of recycled denim.
Noon-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-8301.


 1-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: U-M Turner Senior Center.

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Talk by Bethel AME Church pastor Mashod Evans. Also, live music and food.
1-3:30 p.m., Bethel AME Church, 900 John A. Woods Dr. Free. Preregistration required at 998-9353. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies Film Series.

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Jan. 13, 20, & 27. Screenings of contemporary Korean films. Korean, subtitles.

Jan. 13: "A Taxi Driver" (Hun Jang, 2017). Historical drama about a widowed father and taxi driver who takes a German reporter from Seoul to Gwangju to cover the 1980 uprising.

Jan. 20: "On the Beach at Night Alone" (Sang-soo Hong, 2017). Drama about an actor pondering her relationship with a married man that's seen as a reflection of an affair between Hong and star Kim Min-hee.

Jan. 27: "Anarchist from Colony" (Joon-ik Lee, 2017). Biopic about Park Yeol, founder of the anarchist organization Black Wave, who attempted to assassinate Japanese crown prince Hirohito during the Japanese colonial period.

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1 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 764-1825. [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]


 1:30, 4, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Phantom Thread": Michigan Theater.

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(Paul Thomas Anderson, 2017). Drama starring Daniel Day Lewis as a dressmaker in 1950s London whose life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman.
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]


 1:45, 4:15, 7, & 9:45 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Women's March Ann Arbor 2018: Progressives at UM and Women's March Ann Arbor.

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Although not required RSVPs Appreciated https://www.facebook.com/events/302878776902151/
RALLY INFORMATION
LOCATION: This year, we rally in the Diag at the Univ. of Michigan.
2:00 Begin gathering. Tabling will include voter registration, sign-making (please bring your own poster board or some to contribute if possible!) and other groups TBA.
2:30 Music by Jeanne Mackey and Friends kicks off the rally! Same great musicians as last year.
3:00 Wonderful speakers, including: activist Michelle Elizabeth Brown; award-winning poet Zilka Joseph; Rowan Coneybeare of UM College Democrats, Lily Buday of the Progressives at the University of Michigan, and more. Closing remarks by organizers of the march.
This rally is open to the whole family: children and pets included. However, please keep in mind that we anticipate a large and noisy event when deciding who to bring with you. Volunteer staffers will be wearing orange vests. Bring your signs!
The Diag, Umich Campus. Free. WomensMarchA2@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/events/302878776902151/



 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Apple Showcase": MacTechnics/Ann Arbor District Library.

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A Briarwood Apple Store staffer discusses and demonstrates new features of the latest Apple products.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Stenciled Watercolors": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Art project for adults and teens in grades 6 & up. No experience necessary.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 2 & 8 p.m. 

"Underground Railroad Game": Ars Nova (University Musical Society).

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Jan. 17-21. Philadelphia-based writer-performers Jennifer Kidwell & Scott Sheppard star as 5th grade teachers whose interactive unit on the Civil War involves a "capture the slave" role-playing game that spirals out of control. Acclaimed for its ability to engage and discomfit audiences, this drama recently won an Obie for best new American theater work. "The chirpy satire of a curriculum that blithely turns historical horror into a playful contest is spot on," notes the New Yorker review. "It's wildly entertaining."
7:30 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Walgreen Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $35-$40 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to practice their juggling skills. Beginners welcome. Attendees advised to call ahead if there's inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. juggling.info@umich.edu, umich.edu/~juggle, 761-1115.


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]


 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every 1st & 3rd Sat. All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. If you have them, bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book.
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 994-9307. [map]


 3 & 8 p.m. 

"Flint": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Jan. 18-Mar. 10. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Purple Rose founder Jeff Daniels' heartfelt drama about 2 Flint couples struggling to hold onto their faith in the American Dream while they endure the diminished prospects of their once prosperous city. Stars Cassaundra Freeman, Lynch Travis, Rhiannon Ragland, & David Benndena.
3 p.m. (Wed., Sat., & Feb. 2 & 23), 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]


 4, 7, & 10 p.m. 

"Call Me By Your Name": State Theatre.

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(Luca Guadagnino, 2017). Romance set in 1983 Italy about a 17-year-old boy who begins a relationship with his father's male research assistant. Screenplay by James Ivory from the André Aciman novel. Italian, French, & German; subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4-7 p.m. 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. All invited to play low-key parlor games.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4:15, 7:15, & 9:15 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.

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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, 6:45, & 9:30 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30, 7:15, & 10 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]


 4:45 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 6 p.m. 

U-M Women's Basketball.

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Dec. 10: Kent State. 2 p.m..

Dec. 12: North Florida. 7 p.m.

Dec. 16: Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne. 2 p.m.

Dec. 21: Delaware State. 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 28: Penn State. 6 p.m.

Jan. 10: Indiana. 7 p.m.

Jan. 20: Illinois. 6 p.m.

Jan. 23: MSU. 7 p.m.

Feb. 1: Purdue. 8 p.m.

Feb. 8: Northwestern. 7 p.m.

Feb. 22: Maryland. 6 p.m.
7 p.m., Crisler Center. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]


 7 p.m. 

The Snow Ball: Adventurers Homeschool Association.

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Beat the winter blues! Come on out for a "Snow Ball", a family friendly winter dance, sponsored by Adventurers! All ages invited.
* Dance to music of many kinds with DJ Bob--group dances, swing, ballroom, free style rock, the Virginia reel, and lots more.
* Enter to win the individual dance competition and many other contests with prizes, including the person who brings the most friends!
* What to wear? What does "Snow Ball" mean to you?
* Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Admission costs $4 per individual, $10 per family, paid at the door with proceeds benefiting Adventurers Student Travel program.
This event will take place at 1289 Jewett Ave.. in Ann Arbor on Saturday Jan.20 from 7 to 10pm For more information email adventurershomeschool@gmail.com.
Clonlara School Gym, 1289 Jewett Ave. $4 individual $10 family. adventurershomeschool@gmail.com adventurershomeschool.org [map]


 7 & 9:30 p.m. 

"FutureStars 2018": Pioneer High School.

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Jan. 19, 20, & 27 (different programs). AAPS high school students perform 4 different talent shows. The judges and the audience determine the winners, who compete in the Jan. 27 finale. This is a very popular show. Note: The 9:30 p.m. shows are open only to students.
7 & 9:30 p.m. (Jan. 19 & 20) & 7:30 p.m. (Jan. 27), PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium at Main. Tickets $10 on Jan. 19 & 20 & $15 (students, seniors age 65 & over, $10) on Jan. 27 in advance at showtix4u.com and at the door. ptguild.org, 994-2191. [map]


 7:30-10:30 p.m. 

3rd Saturday Contra Dance: Pittsfield Grange.

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No partner needed; beginners welcome. Bring flat, smooth-soled shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson.

Nov. 18: Peter Baker calls to live music by the Stout-Hearted String Band.

Dec. 16: Peter Baker and Martha vander Kolk call to music by Brad Battey & Debbie Jackson.

Jan. 20: Marlin Whitaker calls to music by the Time Travelers.

Feb. 17: TBA.

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7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), Saline. $10 (members, $7; students, $5). 476-4650. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

U-M Ice Hockey.

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Nov. 2 & 3: Ferris State. 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 10 & 11: Minnesota. 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 24 & 25: Ohio State. 6:30 p.m. (Nov. 24) & 7:30 p.m. (Nov. 25)

Jan. 5: Notre Dame. 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 19 & 20: Penn State. 8 p.m. (Jan. 19) & 7:30 p.m. (Jan. 20)

Feb. 2 & 3: Wisconsin. 7:30 p.m. both nights.

Feb. 18: Notre Dame. 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 23 & 24: Arizona State. 7:30 p.m. both nights.
Various times, Yost Ice Arena, 1016 S. State. Tickets $15-$40 at stubhub.com/michigan-wolverines-hockey-tickets. 764-0247. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Final Year": State Theatre.

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(Greg Barker, 2017). Documentary about Obama's last year in office.
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.


 7:30 p.m. 

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

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All age 18 & older invited to play trivia. Also, drinks, popcorn, and a chance to cuddle with adoptable cats. Admission includes 2 beer and wine tickets (age 21 & over only). Bring your own nonalcoholic beverages, if you wish.
7:30-9:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:15 p.m.), Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $15. Preregistration available at tinylions.org/trivia. 661-3575. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m. 

"Winter Stargazing": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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University Lowbrow Astronomers member Brian Ottum presents large-screen projections of images of the moon, stars, and nebulae via livefeed from Dark Sky New Mexico, an observatory that provides Ottum with remote internet access. If weather conditions don't permit that, he shows his best pictures and videos from 2017. Popcorn, juice, and soda provided. For ages 13 & up.
7:30-9 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $5. 997-1553. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Davina & the Vagabonds: The Ark.

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Fronted by the powerful vocals of singer-songwriter Davina Sowers, who has been compared to everyone from Etta James and Janis Joplin to Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, this Minneapolis Americana quintet plays a brand of high-energy horn-based blues that incorporates New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, tender gospel passages, and dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill. The band has a forthcoming live CD, Nicollet and Tenth. One of the big hits at the 2017 Ann Arbor Folk Festival.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Dwayne Kennedy: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Jan. 18-20. This Chicago comic is a ubiquitous presence on cable TV who's known for his piercing, keen-witted takes on a wide range of social, cultural, and geopolitical matters. 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. 

Impulse at Ziggy's!.

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Impulse" featuring Caleb Roberts (drums), John Roberts (bass), Dawuan Gillyard (guitar), Anthony Wilson (keyboard), Jibreel Johnson (trumpet) and Emory Kimball (saxes). The band plays Jazz, Funk, and Neo-Soul.
Cover: $5
(Impulse's Facebook page can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/ImpulseTheOfficialBand/
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $5 cover. (734) 221-3961. [map]


 8 p.m.-midnight 

Milonga: Michigan Argentine Tango Club.

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Jan. 6 & 20. Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ.
8 p.m.-midnight, Michigan Union Anderson Room. $10 (members, $5). umich.edu/~matc. [map]


 8 p.m. 

The Oblivion Project: Stone Chalet Event Center.

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This innovative Cleveland-based chamber orchestra performs some of Astor Piazzolla's sultry and dark "nuevo tango" works, which assimilate folk idioms to a modern sensibility.
8 p.m., Stone Chalet, 1917 Washtenaw. Tickets $15 & $25 (students, $5) in advance at events.stonechalet.com/tickets & at the door. 417-7223. [map]


 8-11 p.m. 

The Return Of Impulse.

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Members include Caleb Roberts on drums, John Roberts on bass, Dawuan Gillyard on guitar, Anthony Wilson on keys, and Jibreel Johnson on trumpet.
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $5. (734) 221-3961. https://www.facebook.com/events/1850380888586681/ [map]



 8 p.m. 

"Apple Blossoms": Comic Opera Guild.

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Jan. 20 & 21. COG founder Tom Petiet directs this veteran local company in a concert production of Fritz Kreisler and Victor Jacobi's popular 1919 operetta that originally included up-and-comer Fred Astaire. A young couple is forced to get married, but their determination not to fall in love with each other is tested when they attend a masked ball. Accompanied by a 16-member chorus conducted by David Troiano. This production is expected to yield the first ever complete recording of the show. Cast: Amanda Xydis, Kate Moss, Noelle Jacquez, Anne Bauman, Claire Agresta, Carly LaForest, Shannon Watts, Darius Gillard, Geoff Kelm, Bob Douglas, Shawn Slivinski, and George Valenta.
8 p.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sun.), Concordia University Kreft Center Black Box Theater, 4090 Geddes. Freewill donation. 973-3264. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. Comedic improv by experienced local performers.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Spiritual Cinema": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Screening of a feature film or several shorts with spiritual themes. Followed by discussion.
8 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $5 suggested donation. 327-0270. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Tell Me Everything: Music and Conversation with Julia Wolfe": U-M Contemporary Directions Ensemble.

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This adventurous ensemble of music majors performs works by 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Wolfe, whose work draws inspiration from folk, classical, and rock music. Also, CDE artistic advisor Roshanne Etezady interviews Wolfe about her compositional process.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Enchanted Escape": Out Loud Chorus.

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Jan. 19 & 20. Scott Walters directs this chorus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in a program of songs celebrating the mysterious and the marvelous, including "Xanadu," "O Magnum Mysterium," "Jabberwocky," "Sih'r Kah'laq," and more. With pianist Josh Marzan.
8 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $18 (students & seniors, $15; unemployed people & kids under 4, free) in advance at olconline.org, Common Language Books, & from Out Loud members, $20 at the door. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Musical Legacy of Naples": L'Invenzione (Academy of Early Music).

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This quintet of Michigan musicians performs concertos and sonatas by Alessandro Scarlatti, Francesco Mancini, Giovanni Battista Mele, Roberto Valentini, and Nicola Fiorenza. With recorder player Eloy Cortinez, Baroque violinists Mary Riccardi and Phoebe Gelzer-Govatos, Baroque cellist Debra Lonergan, and harpsichordist Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra. At 7:15 p.m. the musicians give a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. $30 (seniors, $25; students, $10) in advance by Jan. 12 at Academyofearlymusic.org; $5 more after Jan. 12. 228-4338. [map]


 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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Jan. 6 & 20. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $12 (students with ID, $8). Facebook.com/A2DanceRevolution. [map]


 9:45 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Luke Winslow-King

A Cadillac-bred Americana singer-songwriter and guitarist who currently lives in New Orleans, Winslow-King specializes in a style of prewar pop music steeped in blues and jazz, along with originals in the same vein. PopMatters critic John Paul calls his new Bloodshot Records CD, Everlasting Arms, "an album full of charming, deceptively complex arrangements and chord progressions that hearken back to a freer, looser time in American popular song." [venue info]

Avalon Cafe & Kitchen: Jacob Warren & Friends

Local bassist Warren is joined by other musicians TBA. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Adventures with Vultures

The stage name of Plymouth folk-blues singer-songwriter Matt Sauter. Opening acts are the Detroit folk-rock quartet Brother Elsey, the area noise rock punk band Great Expectations, and the Ypsilanti jazz-rock trio Honey Monsoon. Advance tickets: $10 ($12 at the door). [venue info]

Bona Sera: Guilty Pleasures Burlesque

Local burlesque and comedy troupe. Hosted by comedian James Pequignot. Followed by a dance party with DJ Selina Style. Age 21 & older. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Club Above: U-M Electronic Music Collective

DJs spin techno & house dance music. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Chirp

Local jazz-inflected progressive funk-rock quartet. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Churchville

Local tabla player, accompanied by several musician friends, who plays Indian classical, light classical, fusion, and folk music. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Guy Hollerin's: Downriver Dan

Fiery blues-rock by this trio led by by Allen Park singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Kalicki. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Chateau

Veteran pop dance band. [venue info]

 
 


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