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Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 15, 2018






 
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 8:15-9 a.m. 

"CVT": Better Living Fitness Center.

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This total body class is made to get your heart rate up while strengthening your muscles in an interval timed format. Perfect for all fitness levels!
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]



 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Exhibition on View: Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation": The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Emerging technologies of design and production have opened up new ways to engage with traditional practices of architectural drawing. The twenty-four experimental drawings commissioned for this exhibition explore the impact of such technologies on the relationship between code and drawing: how rules and constraints inform the ways architects document, analyze, represent, and design the built environment.
Each drawing engages with at least one of the below prompts that begin to expand the notion of code as it relates to architectural design and representation:
Code as generative constraint. Restrictive codes often govern what is permitted and what is prohibited. Examples of this include building codes, urban codes, zoning codes, accessibility codes, and energy codes. How can such constraints become generative, opening up opportunities for design and representation?
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734-764-1300. taubmancollegecommunications@umich.edu https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2018/03/07/exhibition-view-drawing-codes-experimental-protocols-architectural-representation [map]



 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Mah-Jongg: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Beginners welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [map]


 10-10:30 a.m. & 7-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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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]


 10-11:30 a.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]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Behavioral and Social Science: Real-World Applications": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs., Mar. 8-Apr. 12. A series of 6 weekly lectures by various speakers. Mar. 8: U-M political science professor Stuart Soroka on "Negativity in Democratic Politics."

Mar. 15: MSU economics professor Rachel Croson on "Behavioral Economics."

Mar. 22: U-M management professor Richard Bagozzi on "Looking into the Minds of Managers and Consumers."

Mar. 29 (9:30 a.m.): U-M internal medicine professor Jeff Kullgren on "The Why and How of Behavioral Economic Strategies to Promote Healthy Decisions."

Apr. 5 (10:30 a.m.): U-M public policy professor Kaitlin Raimi on "Motivated Reasoning about Climate Change."

Apr. 12: U-M computer science professor Ceren Budak on "Understanding Charitable Giving Decisions: New Evidence and Recommendations."
10-11:30 a.m. (except as noted ), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Lessons from Studying and Performing the Brahms Character Pieces": Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild.

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Lecture-demo by EMU piano professor Joel Schoenhals.
10 a.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 665-5346. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Hike: Counting on Green": WCPARC.

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For kids ages 2-4, accompanied by a caregiver.
County Farm Park (meet at the Pollinator Garden), 2230 Platt Rd. Free; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Drop-in Family Storytime: Saline District Library.

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30-minute storytime program for kids age 2 & up, accompanied by a caregiver. Younger siblings welcome. Also, "Book Babies" (preregistration required, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 21 & 28 and Dec. 5) for kids under 2, accompanied by a caregiver (each baby needs an adult lap).
6:30 p.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Wed.-Fri.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Little Paws Story Time": Huron Valley Humane Society.

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Every Thurs. Stories, crafts, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats. Also, a chance to make a toy or treat for the animals. For kids ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.
10:30 a.m., HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill. $5 per child (babies under age 1, free). Space limited; preregistration recommended at hshv.org/littlepaws. 661-3575. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Cooking demo by Hillside Terrrace chef Mark Penn.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. 

"Body Rehab": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Prevents injuries by strengthening and elasticizing the most susceptible joints in your body. This class is performed using rehab exercises and stretches.
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]


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

U-M Center for Japanese Studies Lecture Series.

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Mar. 15 & 29. Talks by visiting scholars. Mar. 15: Hokkaido (Japan) University modern Japanese studies professor Emma Cook on "Embodied Memory and Affective Imagination: Experiencing Food Allergies in Contemporary Japan." Mar. 29: University of Heidelberg (Germany) research fellow Anna Andreeva on "Childbirth and the Arts of Judgment in Medieval Japan."
11:30 a.m., 110 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-6307. [map]


 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Creative Break": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 8, 9, 15, 22, & 29. All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to take up a challenge TBA. Supplies provided.
Noon-1:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab (Mar. 8, 15, & 22, Mar. 9, 7-8:30 p.m.) & 4th-floor meeting rm. (Mar. 29). Free. 327-8301.


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Unique Challenges of Preserving Historic Buildings": Jewish Community Center 3rd Thursday @ the J.

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Talk by local architectural conservators Ron Koenig and Terri Sibo-Koenig.
Noon-1 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. Preregistration required. 971-0990. [map]


 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by area musicians. Mar. 1: Detroit jazz vocalist Joan Belgrave. Mar. 8: Blues and boogie-woogie by pianist Mr. B and drummer Pete Siers. Mar. 15: Irish fiddle music by the Big Fun Trio. Mar. 22: U-M music majors. Mar. 29: Jazz pianist and vocalist Alvin Waddles.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

HyoJin (Jenna) Moon and Dean Robinson: First Baptist Church Coffee Break Concert Series.

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U-M doctoral student Moon and U-M undergrad Robinson present a program of organ music, including J.S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C minor and his Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C, the Allegretto from Mendelssohn's Sonata IV, and the Intermezzo from Rheinberger's Sonata No. 8 in E.
12:15 p.m., First Baptist Church, 517 E. Washington. Free. 663-9376. [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Temple Beth Emeth Spirituality Book Club.

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Mar. 13 & 15. TBE cantor emerita Annie Rose leads a discussion of Letty Pogrebin's How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick and Rabbi Samuel Chiel's The Healing Power of Psalms.
7:30 p.m. (Mar. 13) & 12:30 p.m. (Mar. 15), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free; preregistration requested via email to cantorannie@gmail.com. 665-4744. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Arthritis": Sun Shen.

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Medical studies have shown this particular program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as preventing falls for older adults. For this reason, arthritis foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in America give it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great start for beginner to improve health and wellness. Classes are held 1pm - 1:50pm. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E. Stadium Blvd. $55 / month, $17 / drop in. 734. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

DAR Good Citizens Winners and ROTC Medal Recipeints: Sarah Caswell Angell Chapter, NSDAR.

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The Sarah Caswell Angell Chapter, NSDAR, will be presenting "Good Citizen Essay" awards to students from Huron, Dexter, and Whitmore Lake high schools. Also honored will be ROTC medal recipients from the University of Michigan. The community is welcome to attend the ceremonies. Contact: terrikleinschmidt@comcast.net
Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. terrikleinschmidt@comcast.net http://sarahcaswellangell.michdar.net/Default.html [map]


 1 p.m. 

Ikebana International.

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An ikebana instructor shows participants how to make a seasonal arrangement using this Japanese art of flower arranging.
1-2:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. $20 materials fee; metered parking. Reservations required. a2ikebana@gmail.com. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

International Neighbors.

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All area women invited to join a demonstration session of Jazzercise, a form of exercise by dancing to contemporary music. Followed by socializing. Refreshments. Nursery care provided for preschoolers.
1-2:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. (313) 815-0413. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Older Adults Thursday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Thurs.. A current events discussion group led by Heather Dombey. Vegetarian lunch ($3/person, $5 for nonseniors) available at noon.
1-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free, except as noted. 971-0990. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Better Off Read Book Club": Dexter District Library.

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Book discussion group for adults. Book TBA.
1 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477, ext. 119. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Mariannes Noires": U-M Library.

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French filmmaker Mame-Fatou Niang introduces and shows her 2016 documentary about 7 Afro-French women attempting to make sense of their multilayered identity. Q&A.
1-5 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-8994. [map]


 2-3 & 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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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]


 3-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Exhibition on View: Research Through Making": The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Since its inception in 2009, Research Through Making enables faculty to engage in architecture research or creative projects that are predicated on making. Seed funding is competitively awarded annually for up to five projects. Faculty collaborate with students to produce projects that ultimately lead to a public exhibition in the Liberty Annex Gallery. Through the years as the projects have evolved, the research has broadened and many have gone on to win national awards (P/A Awards, R+D Awards, ACSA Awards, AIA awards, etc.) and be published, presented and exhibited through out the world. Research Through Making is one of the most innovative architecture research programs in the country, and provides important funding that allows students to work with faculty on innovative research projects and bring that knowledge back to the classroom and into their futures as designers.
Liberty Research Annex, 305 W. Liberty Street. Free. 734-764-1300. taubmancollegecommunications@umich.edu https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2018/03/13/exhibition-view-research-through-making [map]



 3:45 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]


 4, 6:45, & 10 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 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Citius, Altius, Fortius: Mapping the Olympics": U-M Clark Library.

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Display of maps from countries that have hosted the Olympics.
4-7 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library 2nd floor, enter from the Diag. Free. 647-0646.


 4:15 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.


 4:15 p.m.  Free! 

"On My Own Storytime": Saline District Library.

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Storytelling program for kids age 3 & up, with or without a caregiver. No younger siblings.
4:15-5 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 4:30, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"A Wrinkle in Time": State Theatre.

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(Ava DuVernay, 2018). After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him in this much-anticipated adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's beloved young adult novel.
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. 

"Getting to 'No'": Women's Exchange of Washtenaw.

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Most of us struggle with how to say no. Yet how often does the inability to say 'no' rob us of our productivity? How about our well-being? In this highly interactive workshop, we'll explore strategies, scripts, and tips for saying no clearly and kindly. Come prepared to share, learn, strategize, and practice! You'll walk out looking forward to your first opportunity to say no - honestly, skillfully, and without guilt.
Get clear on what makes it hard for YOU to say no, the price you pay for not saying no when you want to, and the tremendous gains available when you master this skill
Determine how you'll know whether to say yes or no.
Create/select stock phrases so you'll be prepared when you feel on the spot.
Gain confidence and skill by practicing with other participants.
Mediterrano, 2900 S. State St. $25 if you register by 3/11; $30 if you register after. 734-678-7831. marketing@wxwbusiness.com http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=wikx8zdab&oeidk=a07ef3n4ut8e7e26cc4 [map]


 4:45, 7, 9:30 p.m. 

"Thoroughbreds": State Theatre.

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(Cory Finley, 2018). Satirical drama about 2 suburban teens who rekindle their unlikely friendship over a plan to kill one of their stepfathers. Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke, Anton Yelchin.
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.


 5-6 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.. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 5 p.m.  Free! 

"New Enterprise Forum Showcase Presentation and Pitch Pit": New Enterprise Forum.

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Showcase Presenter: A presentation by a start-up that has been through New Enterprise Forum coaching. This gives the start-up the opportunity to practice presenting to investors and others interested in the Detroit area entrepreneurial community. Each presentation will reflect NEF training on what is important to communicate and what not to do. Come to ask questions, keep pace with local entrepreneurs, and connect with resources who support the local start-up community.
Pitch Pit: Three entrepreneurs each give a four-minute pitch of their business idea to a panel of investor judges in a kinder version of television's "Shark Tank." Prototypes and visual aids are encouraged while Power Point slides are not permitted. The judges determine the cash prize winner. Join in the fun, and support innovations for change.
Network: Meet other like-minded professionals who support entrepreneurialism, promoting innovation as a catalyst for a healthy Michigan economy.
SPARK Innovation Center, 330 E. Liberty, Lower Level. Free. info@NewEnterpriseForum.org www.NewEnterpriseForum.org [map]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Failed Women: Tolstoy's Spinsters and Queer Theory": U-M Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

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Talk by University of Pennsylvania Russian studies postdoc Jennifer Wilson.
5-8 p.m., 3308 MLB, 812 Washington. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Harps and Harp Tutors in the Seventeenth-Century Hispanic World: Guides to a New World of Music Making": U-M School of Music.

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Lecture-demo by Christa Patton, a Baroque harpist who teaches at Rutgers and CUNY.
5 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Watkins Lecture Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Manning: U-M School of Art & Design Penny Stamps Speaker Series.

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This trans activist and former U.S. army whistleblower is joined by artist and educator Heather Dewey-Hagborg in a discussion of the social, technological, and economic ramifications of artificial intelligence.
5:10 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 668-8463. [map]


 5:30-9:30 p.m. 

"Amy & Franks Bakehouse Favorites": BAKE! at Zingerman's Bakehouse.

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After 25 years in business it sure was hard to choose favorites, but they did. To celebrate the release of the Zingerman's Bakehouse cookbook last fall, Zingerman's Bakehouse owners and bakers Amy Emberling and Frank Carollo created this class. It was so popular we're offering a couple more. Amy and Frank will guide you through making a couple of their favorite recipes: spiced honey cake, onion rye bread and cholent, a rich bean and smoked meat stew.
You'll also receive a signed cookbook, included in your class price.
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, the food you made in class, a signed book and great coupons.
Sign up for class here: https://www.bakewithzing.com/class/amy-franks-favorites
BAKE!, 3723 Plaza Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $150. 734-761-7255. https://www.bakewithzing.com/class/amy-franks-favorites [map]



 5:30-9:30 p.m. 

"Dinner Series: Indian Class": BAKE! at Zingerman's Bakehouse.

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Let's make dinner together! You'll create stuffed paratha (flatbread), Dal Makhani (curried lentils) and coconut rice pudding. We'll also demonstrate cooking basmati rice and chutney. Everything in this class is vegetarian. Go home with dinner for four!
Sign up here: https://www.bakewithzing.com/class/dinner-series-indian
BAKE!, 3723 Plaza Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $100. 734-761-7255. https://www.bakewithzing.com/class/dinner-series-indian [map]



 5:30 p.m. 

Monthly Meeting: Institute of Management Accountants Ann Arbor Chapter.

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We are regional management accountants as well as C-level types meeting for food, fellowship, and career enhancement. This is an award winning chapter of 200 accountants, financial managers, controllers and chief financial officers of local companies, government entities, and non-profit organizations. Our chapter is part of a global accounting association. Please feel free to check our website. In Michigan the address is www.imamichigan.org/annarbor, and the global IMA website is www.imanet.org. Don't forget that one of the biggest benefits is the opportunity to network with your peers in the financial professions.
Buffalo Wild Wings, 3150 Boardwalk. $10 (pay for your own food). 734-222-6681. angelacombsima@yahoo.com http://www.imamichigan.org/annarbor/index.html [map]


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Just for Kids: Explore the World of Cake": Zingerman's Next Door.

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Staffers discuss how to make different kinds of cake. Tastings for kids. Parents welcome to lurk in the background for free.
5:30-6:30 p.m., Zingerman's Next Door (upstairs), 422 Detroit St. $15 per kid. 663-3354. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

2018 Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam Semifinals: The Neutral Zone.

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Readings by teen poets from Washtenaw County battling for a spot at the Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam finals on Apr. 12. Other semifinals are held at Pioneer High School (Mar. 16, 6 p.m.).
6 p.m., Washtenaw International High School, 510 Emerick St., Ypsilanti. Free. 214-9995. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"Healthy Eating on the Go: Maximize Energy & Nutrition": AAUW-Ann Arbor.

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Hands-on cooking demo by local chef and dietitian Lillian Anderson.
6-8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 Scio Church Rd. $35. Reservations required at sproutingchefs.org (click on "Menu" then "Class Registration" and look for AAUW logo). (313) 550-4693. [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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Nerd Nite Ann Arbor": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Popular monthly event featuring several speakers TBA (at annarbor.nerdnite.com) who give fun yet informative talks, 18-21 minutes long, about things that interest them, everything from nanoparticles to the science of the Simpsons and the genealogy of Godzilla.

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7-9:30 p.m. or later (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Live, 102 S. First. Free.. 327-4555. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Party": Michigan Theater.

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(Sally Potter, 2018). Dark comedy about a celebration that gradually unravels as secrets surface. Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson.
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]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"VegWeek at the University of Michigan": Michigan Animal Respect Society, UM Dining, Planet Blue, UM Sustainable Food Program, and The Campus Farm.

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VegWeek is a week dedicated to animals, the environment, and health. From March 12-16, the Michigan Animal Respect Society (MARS), in partnership with Michigan Dining, the University of Michigan Sustainable Food Program (UMSFP), the Campus Farm at the University of Michigan, and Planet Blue, will be hosting a 5-day series of events surrounding the ethical, environmental, and health benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.
There will be talks by Dr. Will Tuttle (author of The World Peace Diet), Dr. Joel Kahn (cardiologist and best-selling author), Dan McKernan (founder and executive director of Barn Sanctuary), Marc Ramirez (former UM football player), and a professor panel with University of Michigan professors.
At each event there will be food offerings including a banquet dinner on Friday!
Visit the website below to find the program!
Samuel T. Dana Building: Room 1040, 440 Church St. Free. abrodkey@umich.edu https://www.facebook.com/events/188953175192693/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Adult Bible Study: Church of the Nazarene.

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This is an on-going Adult Bible Study. We are comparing the Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Why did Matthew describe an event one way while Luke described it a little differently? Come join us each or any Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Brewed Awakenings Cafe, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free. (734) 429-3703. fleming6175@frontier.com [map]


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


 7-9 p.m. 

Grief Support Group: Knox Presbyterian Church.

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It hurts when someone close to you dies. Find help at GriefShare.
Class runs 12 weeks but anyone can join at anytime.
$20 covers the workbook for the entire 12 weeks. Scholarships are available.
Knox Presbyterian Church, 2065 S. Wagner Rd., Ann Arbor, 48103. $20. 734-761-5669. frontdesk@knoxannarbor.org https://knoxannarbor.org/home/grow-connect/care/grief-support/ [map]


 7-10 p.m. 

Shells/Michael G./Ken Kozora.

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Trumpeter-percussionist-keyboardist Ken Kozora and percussionist-electronic artist-poet Michael G. Nastos play in duets spanning world ethnic and improvised music. Then Shelley Salant plays electric guitar in duets with Michael G. Nastos improvising music influenced by jazz, world and modern texture/ambient music. Think Jon Hassell meets Brian Eno and Robert Fripp. Shells 2 is Salant's new LP which will yield source material.
Donations are highly encouraged and these go straight to the band.
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Donation. (734) 221-3961. https://www.facebook.com/events/172994326678689/ [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Thursday Jazz & Cocktail Happy Hour: Cultivate Coffee and Tap House.

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Thursday Jazz & Cocktail Happy Hour 7-10pm. Rotating artists in residence to perform jazz at Cultivate Coffee and Tap House. $2 off craft cocktails during jazz. No cover charge.
Cultivate Coffee and Tap House, 307 N River St, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-249-8993. www.cultivateypsi.com [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How Should a Body Be?": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local writer and motivational speaker Bethany Meloche reads from new memoir about growing up with a progressive degenerative disease inherited from her grandmother.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Multipurpose rm. Free. 327-8301.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Invisible Solar Panels: A Revolution in Distributed Power Production": EMU George Liepa Sigma Xi Lecture.

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Talk by MSU engineering professor Richard Lunt.
7 p.m., EMU Student Center Auditorium, 900 Oakwood, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-0042. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Quilling Paper Craft Workshop": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Beth Battey shows teens & adults how to roll, shape, and glue strips of paper into decorative designs.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-8301.


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs., Sept.-May. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
7:30-9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. facebook.com/DetroitIMA. contact@detroitirishmusic.org. 255-5310. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Shadow League Show: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Thurs. Improv by up-and-coming local troupes, including This Is A Quiz, a group that may or may not incorporate a quiz into its show.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Higher and Higher: The Incredible Automotive Balloon Spectacular of 1910": Thurston Community Players.

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Mar. 15-17. Thurston Elementary School students, parents, and friends present the school's 44th annual original musical.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.) & 7 p.m. (Sat.), Clague Middle School auditorium, 2616 Nixon. Tickets $10 (students, $5) in advance at thurstonplayers.org & at the door. thurstonplayers@gmail.com. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Inherit the Wind": Community High School Ensemble Theater.

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Mar. 15-18. Forrest Hejkal directs Community High students in Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee's charged 1955 drama exploring threats to intellectual freedom represented by the notorious 1925 Scopes "Monkey Trial," in which Clarence Darrow defended (and William Jennings Bryan prosecuted) a Tennessee schoolteacher arrested for teaching the theory of evolution. Cast: Chloe Kurihara, Jeremy Klooster, Lily Gechter, Max Klarman, Ian Loomis, Evan Rago, Ellen Reed, Noah Pike, Maddie Jelic, Sophia Waldburger, Simon Cassell-Kelley, Mali Chappell-Lakin, Olivia Weinert, Erin Simmons, Basil Rutkowski, Isabel Perry, Ryan Klooster, Aris Chalin, Bree Linton, Karenna Collins-Thompson, Noah Greenberg, Rowan Tucker-Meyer, Phoebe Bolz, Lily Sickman-Garner, Ryan Klobucar, Bao Polkowski.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 1 p.m. (Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Community High School Craft Theater, 401 N. Division. (Parking available in the lot behind the school, N. Fifth Ave. at Detroit St.) Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $8) in advance at showtix4u.com and at the door. 994-2025. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Late Paleo-Indian Lithic Economies, Mobility, and Group Organization": Michigan Archaeological Society.

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Talk by University of Wisconsin archaeologist.
7:30 p.m., U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Pitch Perfect": Washtenaw Community Concert Band.

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Chris Heidenreich conducts this 80-member ensemble in a program highlighted by a band-accompanied reading of "Casey at the Bat." Also, music that evokes, ballparks, stadiums, and the Olympics.
7:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. wccband@sccband.org, 252-9221. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Augusta Read Thomas: U-M School of Music.

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The Contemporary Directions Ensemble and other music students perform works by this acclaimed contemporary composer who is currently in residence at the U-M. "Thomas' music, particularly her orchestral music, fairly explodes with an extroverted boldness of utterance audiences and musicians alike find challenging yet immediate. It's music that doesn't sound like anybody else's-music that insists you pay attention," says Chicago Tribune critic John von Rhein.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits, North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8 p.m. 

Karen Rontowski: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Mar. 15-17. A regular on the popular Bob and Tom Show radio program, this stand-up comic from western Massachusetts is known for her casually hilarious blend of the commonplace and the absurd in tales of her experience as a paranormal investigator, tarot and reiki master. 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.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $16 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Langhorne Slim: The Ark.

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Bluegrass-tinged folk-rock by this veteran Nashville-based singer-songwriter. Opening act is L.A.-based pop-rock singer-songwriter Christian Lee Hutson.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $22 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 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]


 9:15 p.m. 

"Before We Vanish": State Theatre.

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(Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2018). Quirky sci-fi drama about the problems faced by 3 aliens who travel to Earth and take possession of human bodies while planning a mass invasion. Japanese, 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.


 9:15 p.m. 

"Submission": Michigan Theater.

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(Richard Levine, 2018). Drama about a middle-aged author teaching college writing who takes a keen interest in a talented female student. Stanley Tucci, Kyra Sedgwick, Addison Timlin.
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]


 9:30 p.m. 

"Ferrell Child: The Films of Will Ferrell Film Series": Michigan Theater.

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Mar. 1: "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" (Adam McKay, 2004). Will Ferrell is perfectly hilarious as a perfectly coiffed local TV news airhead. 9:30 p.m.

Mar. 8: "Step Brothers" (Adam McKay, 2008). 2 aimless middle-aged men still living at home are forced against their will to cohabitate when their parents marry. 9:30 p.m.

Mar. 15: "Zoolander" (Ben Stiller, 2001). Comedy about a washed-up, addle-brained male fashion model hoodwinked into assassinating the prime minister of Malaysia. 9:30 p.m.

Mar. 29: "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" (Adam McKay, 2006). Satirical send-up of NASCAR culture. 9:30 p.m.

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



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Danny Kroha

Acoustic folk, blues, and gospel by this Detroit musician, who accompanies himself on guitar, dulcimer, and diddley bow. [venue info]

Blind Pig: "Empty Mug Showcase."

With 4 U-M student bands on this student-run record label, the synthpop singer-songwriter Clam, the indie rock quartet The Doozers, the indie dreampop brother duo SLPS, and Puppet Shark. [venue info]

Café Verde: Dede Alder

Self-styled "ethereal gypsy music" by this Traverse City singer- songwriter and vibes players who fronts Dede & the Dreamers. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Mogue Doyle

Original Irish rock by this local quartet, along covers of the Pogues and others. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Elks Lodge: Hip-Hop Open Mike.

All hip-hop artists invited. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [venue info]

Last Word: The Pherotones

A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Mash: Nadim Azzam

Local pop-oriented hip-hop singer-songwriter whose new EP, Here's To Changes Vol. 1, is a collection of songs about love and loneliness he wrote as a troubled teen. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network"

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Open Mike

All musicians invited. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer- guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]

 
 


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