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Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 25, 2018






 
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 8 a.m.-9 p.m. 

Wolverine Classic: Gym America.

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Feb. 23-25. Nearly 1,000 women gymnasts compete in this national-level competition. Complete schedule available at gymamericagymnastics.com.
5-9 p.m. (Fri.) & 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Admission $12 at the door. 971-1667. [map]


 9:30-10 a.m.  Free! 

"Book Chat": Friends of the Saline District Library.

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All adults invited to bring a favorite book and discuss what you like about it. A different genre TBA is specified each month.
9:30-10 a.m. SDL Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 994-0625. [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. & Sun. except Feb. 18. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes.

Feb. 7 & 11: "The Lorax."

Feb. 14: "Bee & Me."

Feb. 21 & 25: "Big Earth, Little Me."

Feb. 28: "We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers."

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


 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

"Dawn Dance Weekend": Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Feb. 23-25. A weekend of contra, English, square, and couple dancing to live music. Around 400 people expected to dance or just listen to the many fine musicians. Features caller Rick Mohr with the veteran Boston-area contra band Latter Day Lizards and English dance caller Susan Kevra with the northern Pennsylvania trio Alchemy.
8 p.m.-midnight (Fri. & Sat.), 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Sat.), & 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Sun.), Concordia University Kreft Center, 4090 Geddes. $22 per dance (weekend pass, $85). 658-8228. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Worship Service: Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.

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The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation is an open and inclusive community within the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. We're rooted in the Anglican tradition, nourished by contemplative practice, and committed to service and advocacy.
Our work together as a church is all about connecting lives, transforming faith, and working for justice.
Come as you are. Whoever you are. Wherever you are on your journey. We don't have a dress code. And we don't have any expectations or requirements about what you need to believe in order to be welcome here.
Our church community is a diverse one - in age, race, and family structure. We welcome non-traditional families, including single parent, adoptive, multi-racial, and families headed by same-sex couples.
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 3257 Lohr Rd. Free. 734-769-7900. http://incarnationannarbor.org/ [map]



 11 a.m.-noon 

"Full-Body Fit": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Small-Group personal training in a full-body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine that is customized to your fitness level.
Join us on Facebook for more information about our classes and general health and fitness: https://www.facebook.com/BetterLivingAnnArbor
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $15 walk-in.. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 Noon-8 p.m. 

Chad Tough Fundraiser at The Beer Grotto: The Beer Grotto.

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The Beer Grotto is hosing a fundraiser Feb. 23-25 with proceeds going to the Chad Tough Foundation. Attendees can bid on silent auction items, buy 50-50 raffle tickets, and will get a discount on "Chad Tough" specific beers, with 100% of the proceeds from those taps going to the organization.
The Beer Grotto, 303 S. Ashley Street. Free admission. 734-395-7198. michaelspath1980@gmail.com beergrotto.com [map]


 12:01, 12:30, 3, 6, 6:30, & 9 p.m. 

"Black Panther": State Theatre.

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(Ryan Coogler, 2018). The much anticipated superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 12:15 p.m. 

"Double Lover": State Theatre.

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(François Ozon, 2017). Drama about a young woman who becomes romantically involved with her psychotherapist, only to discover that he may have a secret life.
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.


 12:30 p.m. 

Hatha Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Sundays from 12:30-1:30pm. In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow for deep connective tissues to be gently stretched, and for your body to create internal heat. Class is heated between 85-95 degrees.
This class uses low/minimal lighting, allowing you to look inward, and be able to focus on your own yoga practice.
Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha. Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (First class free). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 12:45 & 8:45 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 1 p.m. 

"31st Annual Storytelling Festival": The Ark.

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Feb. 24 & 25 (different programs). Performances for adults (Sat.) & families (Sun.) by 3 top storytellers from around the state. Today's program is a family show with Eileen DeLorenzo, who specializes in world folktales, Michigan tall tales, and original stories of folly and struggle; Genot Pictor, who blends stories, songs, and dances of the Métis Voyageur from Michigan's early days; and popular Ann Arbor District Library storyteller Laura Raynor.
7:30 p.m. (Sat.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 (Sat.) & $10 (Sun. family concert) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show 2 crested porcupines out of their cage on the conservancy's Stone Stage (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, cougar feedings (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]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. in Feb. 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 4th-floor meeting rm. (Feb. 4, 11, & 18); AADL Mallets Creek (Feb. 25). 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]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Gaming Tournament": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All ages invited to play "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe."
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. Free. 327-8301.


 1:30 & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"New York City and State Vital Records and Alternates": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.

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Livestreamed lecture by ForgetMeNot Ancestry owner Jane Wilcox, an expert on archival sources in New England and New York. Followed by a panel discussion by GSWC members on "New York Research."
1:30 & 3:30 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Dr. Use parking lot P and look for the club's signs. Free. 483-2799. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Mobilizing Students for Gun Sense": Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

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In response to requests from students and parents on how to be involved in gun violence prevention in our community, we are holding an open meeting for interested parents, students, and teachers to begin to determine effective strategies for student activism, establish a leadership team to drive the project, and establish communications channels to maintain the work. (We will meet in the Commons Area at A2 Academy. Parking is available on the school grounds.)
Thank you for helping us answer the call from student activists. They are the generation that will finally bring non-partisan gun sense to America.
Moms Demand Action is a non-partisan movement that supports the Second Amendment and works for sensible policy that will protect our children and all Americans from gun violence.
momsdemandaction.org
Ann Arbor Academy, 1153 Oak Valley Dr. Free. momswashtenaw@gmail.com [map]



 2 & 7 p.m. 

"The Dark Crystal": Fathom Events.

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Feb. 25 & 28. (Jim Henson & Frank Oz, 1982). Groundbreaking animatronic fantasy about an elf-like creature who embarks on a journey to repair millennium-old damage done to his world.
2 & 7 p.m., Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. $11.50. 973-8424. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell.
2-4 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Freespace (3rd floor). Free. 971-5763. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

San, Emily, & Jacob: Chelsea District Library Sonic Sunday.

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Traditional and contemporary acoustic folk interspersed with the occasional Broadway show tune or jazz number by this genre-bending local ensemble. With multi-instrumentalist San Slomovits (best known as half of the popular family-friendly duo Gemini) and his violinist daughter, Emily Slomovits,

and bassist Jacob Warren.
2-3 p.m., Silver Maples Retirement Community, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m. 

Winter Programs: Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Feb. 4: Geologist Larry Bean explains how glaciers moved across the state in "Why Does Michigan Look Like a Mitten?"

Feb. 11: Wild World Zoo (Jackson) owner Brendan Finerty presents an interactive animal program in "A World of Animals."

Feb. 18: DNR wildlife biologist Kristin Wildman presents "Michigan's Rattler," a hands-on introduction to the Massasauga rattlesnake, with tips on what to do if you encounter it in the wild.

Feb. 25: "Build Your Own Telescope" with local astronomy buff Meg Gower. Additional $8 fee for materials.
2-3:30 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center, Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $11 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170. [map]


 2-5 p.m. 

"8th Annual Chili Cook-Off": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Fundraiser.

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Tastings of several chilis. Raffle and AACT 2018/2019 season announcement. Beer available.
2-5 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Company, 2019 W. Stadium. Tickets $20 (kids age 9 & under, $10). A2ct.org, 971-2228. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Aftermath: Landscapes of Devastation": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of landscape photos of volcano eruptions, floods, massacres, uprisings, and nuclear explosions.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Cryptic": Neighborhood Theatre Group.

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Feb. 23-25. Marisa Dluge directs the world premiere of local playwright A.M. Dean's comedy about a member of the fictional Huron Valley Cryptozoology Club who is determined to prove monsters exist. Cast: Kylista Geiger, Mimi Keebler, Lauren Megan McCarthy, Greg Pizzino, Inney Prakash, and Craig VanKempen.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Bona Sera Underground, 200 W. Michigan, Ypsilanti. Tickets $10 (students, $5) ntgcryptic.brownpapertickets.com and at the door. ntgypsi.org. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Disgraced": PTD Productions.

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Feb. 22-24, 25, & 28 and Mar. 1-3. Joe York directs local actors in Ayad Akhtar's 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning comic drama exploring questions of identity and reinvention. A seemingly happy corporate lawyer and his wife invite another biracial couple to dinner, where a friendly conversation escalates into something damaging. Cast: Lisa Coveney, Ryan McGriff, Angelicia Morton, Neel Vaidya, and Brandon Waldenmayer.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun. & Wed.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (students & seniors, $12; Thurs., pay what you can) in advance at a2tix.com/events/disgraced-ptd-productions & by phone. 483-7345. [map]




 2 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]


 2 p.m. 

"Million Dollar Quartet": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Feb. 1-25, and Feb. 21 This professional theater company performs Floyd Mutrux & Colin Escott's 2010 Tony-nominated Broadway musical recreation of the legendary December 4, 1956 Sun Records recording session with Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $31 (seniors, $29; youth & groups of 10 or more, $27) on Thurs.; $35 (seniors, $33; youth & groups of 10 or more, $31) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $33 (seniors, $31; youth & groups of 10 or more, $29) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [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. 

"Under the African Sky": Wild Swan Theater.

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Feb. 22, 23, & 25. This award-winning local children's theater presents a series of African folktales. With drumming and other music. Geared toward kids ages 4-10. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members.
10 a.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 12:30 p.m. (Fri.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (seniors age 60 & over and kids, $9.60; lap passes for kids age 2 & under, $3) in advance at wildswantheater.org and at the door. 995-0530. [map]



 2:45, 3:30, & 5:45 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.


 3, 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Polymer Clay Ring Dish: Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults & teens in grade 6 & up invited to make a dish to store jewelry and other small items. Materials provided.
3-5 p.m., AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
3-5 p.m., AADL 4th-floor meeting rm. (Feb. 4, 11, & 18); AADL Mallets Creek (Feb. 25). Free. 327-8301. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Inspired by Shakespeare": Dexter Community Band.

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Bill Gourley conducts this 85-member volunteer ensemble in performances of Verdi's Prelude to Macbeth, the Overture to Otto Nicolai's opera The Merry Wives of Windsor, and selections from West Side Story and Mendelssohn's A Midsummer's Night Dream. Also, Nigel Hess's Shakespeare Pictures, a suite of incidental music from Royal Shakespeare Company productions of Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, and Julius Caesar.
3 p.m., Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker, Dexter. Free. 426-2734. [map]


 3:15, 6, & 8:15 p.m. 

"Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool": Michigan Theater.

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(Paul McGuigan, 2017). Biopic about the May-December romance between a young English actor and Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame. Jamie Bell, Annette Bening.
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]


 3:15 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.


 3:30 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Documentary Program 1"

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Screening of short documentaries nominated for an Academy Award.
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]


 3:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

Family Hamantashen Bake: Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor.

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All invited to learn about the triangular filled-pocket cookie associated with Purim and to make some to take home.
3:30-5 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. Preregistration required. 971-0990. [map]


 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). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 p.m. 

David Troiano: Zion Lutheran Church Concert Series.

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Performance by this St. Clare of Montefalco Parish (Grosse Pointe Park) organist.
4 p.m., Zion Sanctuary, 1501 W. Liberty. Freewill offering for the choir's music scholarships and tour. 994-4455. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Organ Recital: West Side United Methodist Church.

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West Side U.M.C. organ scholar Jenna Moon and organist/assistant conductor Paul Haebig perform works of J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Van Eijken, and Parry. Admission is free. A free-will offering will be accepted to support the U. of M. organ department study tour to Germany and the West Side U.M.C. organ fund.
West Side United Methodist Church, 900 S. 7th Street. Free. (734) 663-4164. westside@westside-umc.org gowestsidechurch.org [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Americans in Paris": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Concert celebrating the music that infused early 20th-century Parisian salon culture. Program includes works by George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, and Ricky Ian Gordon, whose 2014 opera about Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas' relationship, 27, comes to town March 2 & 3.
4 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $25 (students, $10). Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Or,": Kickshaw Theatre.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Feb. 15-Mar. 4. Suzi Regan directs this professional theater company in Liz Duffy Adams' inventive 2009 neo-restoration comedy based on the life of the pioneering 1660s female playwright Aphra Behn. Desperate to get out of the spy trade, Behn has a shot at producing a play at one of the only 2 London companies-if she can finish by morning, despite interruptions from several love interests.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 4 p.m. (Sun.), Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport. Tickets $25 (students, $10) in advance at kickshawtheatre.org & at the door. 203-0556. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Michigan Lighthouse Landmark Legacy Project": Concordia University.

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DSO trumpeter William Lucas and U-M composition professor Kristin Kuster discuss their new opera based on the history of Michigan lighthouses. With video of lighthouses.
4 p.m., Concordia Chapel of the Holy Trinity, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7537. [map]


 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. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 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. umich.edu/~goclub. [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. cdsmith68@gmail.com or jdapogny@umich.edu [map]


 5:30 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]


 6-7 p.m. 

"Restorative Yin Yoga": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Designed to be stress relieving and focus specifically on restorative breathing, this class will help you sleep better and improve your overall flexibility. Restorative Yoga at Better Living Fitness in Ann Arbor is a great way to ease out of the weekend.
Join us on Facebook for more information about our classes and general health and fitness: https://www.facebook.com/BetterLivingAnnArbor
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $20 walk-in. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [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. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 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 each. No partner necessary.
6 p.m., Fraser's Pub, 2045 Packard. $5. sarah.aami@gmail.com. [map]


 6:15 & 8:30 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]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Feb. 11 & 25. 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 Feb. 18, there is a session for songwriters to 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 Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 998-9353. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Stage: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All performers invited to showcase their talents.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. Email info@pointlessbrew.com to sign up for an 8-minute spot. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Vance Gilbert: The Ark.

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African American singer-songwriter from Cambridge, Massachusetts, who, according to Boston Globe reviewer Craig Harris, sings "in a soulful, Al Jarreau-like voice, accompanying himself with heavily syncopated acoustic guitar melodies." Gilbert's songs address a range of topics from the experience of being nonwhite in America to the hard inner life of single parents, and they are distinguished by a subtle sense of rhythm and a trenchant sense of humor.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8:45 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Animated": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of short animated films nominated for an Academy Award.
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]


 9:15 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra

Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. 6-8 p.m. [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]

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: Treetown Swingtette

Local ensemble that plays a wide range of swing music, from Cole Porter to Django Reinhardt. Members are fiddler Paul Winder, vibes player Cary Kocher, bassist Paul Keller, and singer-guitarist Myron Grant, who also plays harmonica. [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. [venue info]

 
 


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