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Calendar of Events

Monday, February 26, 2018






 
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 9 a.m. 

"Stretch & Strength Yoga": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Stretch and Strength Yoga: This is one of our yoga classes for beginners and enthusiasts alike! Stretch and Strength Yoga class at Better Living Fitness of Ann Arbor, will help you target specific areas of your body and work towards building strength and increasing flexibility. Our yoga leaders will help align your focus to form the proper poses and make sure your focus is on improving your overall fitness.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $20 walk-in. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 10 a.m.  Free! 

McKinley Maintenance Technical Program Information Session: WCC/McKinley.

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Are you looking for a great career path in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area in the field of apartment building maintenance? Do you like working with your hands, take pride in your work, and thrive on variety? This could be just what you are looking for!
Join us for the McKinley Maintenance Technician Program Information Session on February 26th from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Attending this information session is the start of the application process and your new career.
During this 2-hour information session, you will learn about the "Day in the life of a Maintenance Pro". You will watch a video presentation, hear from a panel of experts in the field, and get a tour of a property. We will also share details on compensation and benefits and did we forget to mention the starting wage is $13.50 per hour?
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mckinley-maintenance-technician-program-information-session-tickets-43094400512
Glencoe Hills Apartments, 2201 Glencoe Hills Dr,. Free. 734-747-2936. https://www.amycelltalent.com/job-seeker-programs/mckinley-maintenance-technician-program/ [map]



 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 22-Apr. 30. All women who can carry a tune, read music, and harmonize with a group are invited to join this independent local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com. 665-9271. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Silver Sneakers": Better Living Fitness Center.

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SilverSneakers allows you to move to the music thorugh a variety of exercises designed to increase strength, range of movement and activities for daily living.
Free for SilverSneakers Ann Arbor members, $5/class for Better Living members who aren't SilverSneakers members/$10 walk in.
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 for SilverSneakers Ann Arbor members, $5/class for Better Living members who aren't SilverSneakers members/$10 walk in. 734-747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": AADL Downtown.

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Every Mon. Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings. Note: Play days are also offered at the Malletts Creek (Tues. 10-11 a.m., & Thurs. 6:30-7:30 p.m.), Pittsfield (Wed., 11 a.m.-noon), Westgate (Thurs. 2-3 p.m.), and Traverwood (Fri. 10:30-11 a.m.).
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: AADL Downtown.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult). Note: These storytimes are also offered at the Traverwood (Tues. 11-11:30 a.m.; Wed. 6-6:30 p.m.; & Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m.), Malletts Creek (Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.), Pittsfield (Thurs. 7-7:30 p.m. & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.), and Westgate (Mon. 11-11:30 a.m., Wed. 1-1:30 p.m., & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.) branches.
10-10:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 11-11:30 a.m. (Wed.), AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. except Sept. 3. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1-3:30 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Lunch (reservations required) available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3).
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Writing Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to read and discuss poetry, essays, fiction, and reminiscences they have written.
1-3 p.m., Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 3:45 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.


 4, 7, 7:30, & 9:45 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.


 4, 6:45, & 9:15 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]


 4:15, 7:15, & 9:30 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]


 4:15 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.


 4:30 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Live Action"

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Screening of short 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]


 4:30 & 6:45 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.


 5:30 p.m. 

"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.. 734-747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 6 p.m. 

"Hatha Yoga": Imagine Fitness and Yoga.

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All levels welcome, including complete beginners. Hatha yoga uses the breath to create a link between the body and the mind. Hatha yoga builds flexibility and strength while minimizing the chance of injury. This well-rounded style balances and opens the body. You will learn to still the mind and be present in the moment. You will leave this class with less stress, less tension, and with a clear mind.
$20 drop in fee; or $20 for 2 weeks unlimited class and gym use
Imagine Fitness and Yoga, 3100 West Liberty Rd. $20. 7346228119. imagine@imaginefitnessandyoga.com imaginefitnessandyoga.com [map]


 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:15 p.m., 123 E. Liberty (Mon.); 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson (Wed.); 6:30 p.m., 3010 Washtenaw (Thurs.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Wed.), 548-6299 (Thurs.). [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Knits & Crochets.

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


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Living On Support Group: Arbor Hospice.

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A series of ongoing groups where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, depending on the interests of those attending the group. The focus of these groups is to express feelings and experiences related to loss in a supportive, caring and non-judgmental environment. Contact Margie Martin at 734.769.5821 to register.
Life without a loved one can be overwhelming, even long after that person has passed. To help individuals coping with grief, Arbor Hospice offers a supportive and caring environment to work through the loss.
Support groups and events are open to everyone, regardless of whether their loved one received services from Arbor Hospice. All grief support programs are free of charge, but donations are welcome to help support the nonprofit's programming. Registration is required.
Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 734-769-5821. arborhospice.org [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Enter the Samurai Film Series" U-M Center for Japanese Studies.

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Feb. 5: "The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail" (Akira Kurosawa, 1945). A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m.

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Feb. 12: "Rashomon" (Akira Kurosawa, 1950). Superb Oscar-winning drama tells the story of a crime through several participants' viewpoints. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m.

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Feb. 19: "The Seven Samurai" (Akira Kurosawa, 1954). Classic story of a 16th-century village that hires professional tough guys to stave off marauding bandits. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m.

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Feb. 26: "Throne of Blood" (Akira Kurosawa, 1957). Stunning, eloquent reconception of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan's samurai warrior society. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m.

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Various times, Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Folk Song Sing-Along.

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All invited to join a family-oriented recreational sing-along of folk songs. Bring your guitars, ukuleles, and other instruments if you'd like to jam along as well. Lyrics and chords are projected on a screen for singers and strummers. Led by Lori Fithian and Jean Chorazyczewski.
7 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 426-7818. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations on various topics led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each discussion begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Feb. 5: "Whistleblower: The True Story of an FBI Informant." Feb. 12: "In the News." Feb. 19: "Does God Have a Plan for You? One Woman's Quest to Save 300 Babies." Feb. 26: "Finding the Family I Never Knew: A Story of Separation, Adoption, and Reunion."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Fiber Arts Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Feb. 12 & 26. All invited to learn the basics of knitting (Feb. 12) and crochet (Feb. 26). Materials provided. Experienced fiber artists are invited to bring a project to work on.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-8301.


 7:15 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.


 7:30 p.m. 

Cocktail Class: Year Round Gin with Ann Arbor Distilling Company: Tammy's Tastings.

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Gin & Tonics may be the perfect summer drink, but gin is so versatile that it has a place in every season. In this class we'll taste and mix with all four of Ann Arbor Distilling Company's seasonal gin offerings. Head Distiller John Britton will be on hand to tell us how he managed to distill the smells, tastes, and feelings of each season into the bottle.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron. $45. 734-276-3215. tammylc@tammystastings.com http://www.tammystastings.com/events/cocktail-class-year-round-gin-with-ann-arbor-distilling-company/ [map]


 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Wed. Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dancing to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week.
7:30-10 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 395-4223. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra: EMU Music Department.

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Performance by this 20-piece jazz orchestra that's toured annually for almost a decade, performing American and Latin jazz in the styles of Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and others. Program TBA.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Pease Auditorium, EMU campus, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241. [map]


 8 p.m. 

The Wind + The Wave: The Ark.

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Austin duo of singer-songwriter Patty Lynn and songwriter-guitarist Dwight Baker known for its emotionally searching personal songs in a variety of styles from indie-folk and alt-country to blues-rock and Southern psychedelia. Its songs are regularly featured in TV show soundtracks, and it has a brand-new CD, Happiness Is Not a Place.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9:30 & 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]


 9:45 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]


 10:15 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:

 

Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Bickley/Kramer/Roe

Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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