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Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 17, 2018

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 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Music Program: Chelsea High School.

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Performances by various student ensembles. Mar. 17 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.): State Band and Orchestra Solo/Ensemble Festival. Mar. 22: Jazz Band Concert. May 2: Band, Orchestra, & Choir Concerto Concert. May 22: Band and Orchestra Concerts.
7 p.m. (except as noted), CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. Free. 433-2201. [map]

 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

Spring Craft Show: Saline Community Education/Hoeft Promotions.

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Juried show and sale of works by more than 150 artists. Items include clothing, jewelry, pottery, metal, wood, glass, seasonal items, and more. Concessions, bake sale, silent auction. No strollers allowed.
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. $4 admission (kids age 5 & under, free). 429-5922, 429-8020. [map]

 8:15 a.m. 

"Elements of Design": Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild.

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Bridgeport (CT) quilter Jane Davila discusses her work, which draws on her experiences living in Peru and traveling around the world. The program begins with a brief business meeting and usually ends with a member show-and-tell and sale of quilting supplies.
8:15 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $10 (members, free). [map]

 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 

"28th Annual Home, Garden, & Lifestyle Show": Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Mar. 17 & 18. More than 150 area exhibitors show and demonstrate products and offer information on home improvement services. Concessions.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (kids age 12 & under, free). 996-0100. [map]

 9 a.m.-noon 

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

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All invited to compete in a 45-round match in various positions using slow and rapid fire. Bring your own military style rifle and ammunition.
9 a.m.-noon, TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $15 (members, $10)., 276-2514. [map]

 9:30 a.m.  Free! 

"His Truths Are Marching On! Advance in Victory!": Ann Arbor Aglow Lighthouse.

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Talk by Aglow southeast area president Gloria Wyatt. Aglow is an international Christian organization. Refreshments.
9:30 a.m.-noon, 340 WCC Liberal Arts Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. (248) 437-9277. [map]

 9:45 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Got Food! What Food? Approaching Food Sovereignty, Security, and Justice": Public Citizens of Washtenaw.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by local activists, on everyday approaches to reducing food waste. Refreshments. The program begins with coffee & socializing.
9:45 a.m.-noon, U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 484-1628. [map]

 10-11 a.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:
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $15 walk-in.. [map]

 10 a .m.-6 p.m. 

Annual Show: Michigan Gem and Mineral Society.

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The Michigan Gem & Mineral Society annual show at the Jackson County Fairgrounds American One Event Center, 200 W. Ganson St., Jackson, MI, presents, "It's All About the Geodes" on
March 16th, 17th, & 18th 2018
Fri 10am-7pm,
Sat 10am-6pm,
Sun 11am-5pm
Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, 5 & Under free. Many activities for kids, over 20 dealers and demonstrators. Gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, raffle, exhibits, displays, lapidary supplies, door prize drawings, and 3 days of silent auctions.
American One Event Center, 200 W. Ganson St., Jackson, MI, 49202, Jackson. Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, 5 & Under free.. (517) 522-3396. [map]

 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Orchid Festival: Ann Arbor Orchid Society.

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Mar. 17 & 18. Show and sale of thousands of tropical and hardy orchids, orchid-growing supplies, and related items. Also, talks and demos by orchid growers "Repotting Your Orchid" (Sat., 2 p.m.), "Appreciating and Growing Japanese Orchids" (Sat., 3 p.m.), and "Orchids 101" (Sun., 2 p.m.). Note: The exhibit opens at noon on Saturday (sales only, 10 a.m.-noon), and it's open to photographers 9-10 a.m. on Sunday.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission; metered parking., 647-7600. [map]

 10-10:40 a.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Music Together teacher Dianne Dudley leads infants through 5-year-olds (accompanied by an adult) in a program of music and dancing.
10-10:40 a.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-8301.

 10 & 11 a.m. and noon 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 3-24. Naturalist Mark Irish discusses the history of maple sugaring and lead a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. Also, a pancake and sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
10 & 11 a.m. and noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]

 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensory Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A "sensory friendly" event for kids ages 3-7 with developmental disabilities. Includes 20 minutes of interactive stories & movement, followed by 40 minutes of free play.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon 

"Vermiculture: The Art of Keeping Worms": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All invited to learn how worms enrich soil, including tips on how to keep a healthy worm bin for backyard composting. Also, a hike to view some of the center's other animal recyclers.
10 a.m.-noon, LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $10 (members, $8). 997-1533. [map]

 10 a.m. 

"Waterloo G & G Gravel Road Race": Epic Races.

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100-km and 50-km "gritting and grinding" bike races and a 10-mile noncompetitive ride that feature pristine forests, rolling glacial terrain, and lakes. Fat bikes and single-speed bikes welcome. Post-race snacks and a Wolverine State Brewing Co. biergarten for participants age 21 & up. Awards.
10 a.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.), 11500 Seymour Rd. (near Portage Lake in the Waterloo Recreation Area), Chelsea. $50-$75 in advance at by Feb. 28; $55-$80 after Feb. 28. $11 recreation passport required for vehicle entry. 585-7101.

 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]

 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Stitch an Inchie": USArtQuest.

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For everyone addicted to thread work, beginners to advanced, Connie Pickering Stover will show you how to break rules to create your own art pieces.
Learn to needlepoint using gorgeous hand-painted threads! These are not ordinary threads, they're what makes your needlepoint truly one-of-a-kind. Whether you're a needlepoint newbie, or have some experience, Connie will guide you through the process of creating with panache! You'll want to frame this piece when complete, and Connie will show you how to do that, too!
For beginners and beyond - as long as you know just one stitch, be it cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel, etc., this is for you.
Class fee includes all materials. Frame available for purchase.
USArtQuest, 18650 West Old US 12, Chelsea. $35. 734.562.2662. [map]

 10:30 am -noon & 2-4 p.m. 

"Weekend Seminar on Green Tara Practice": Ann Arbor Karma Thegsum Choling.

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Khenpo Ugyen, a Tibetan Buddhist master, will teach the practice of Green Tara, the female Buddha of enlightened activity. Green Tara is a gentle female embodiment of universal compassion. She represents the virtuous, enlightened, and miraculous activity of all Buddhas. Khenpo Ugyen will present practical details on how to do the visualizations of Green Tara as well as describing their symbolism.
614 Miner St. Donation. $50/day suggested. 734-678-7549. [map]

 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Death Café.

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

 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Morning Physics": U-M Physics Department.

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Mar. 10, 17, & 24. Popular series of talks, aimed at general audiences, by U-M & visiting scholars. Mar. 10: U-M physics professor Vanessa Sih on "Spins, Magnetism, and Computers." Mar. 17: "Using Physics to Fish for Cells." Akadeum Life Sciences CEO Brandon McNaughton discusses how physics is being used to separate cells for biological research, drug development, and disease testing. Mar. 24: U-M physics professor Chrisy Xiyu Du on "Sound, Shapes, and Photosynthesis: Physics is Everywhere."
10:30 a.m., 170 & 182 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-4437. [map]

 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": AAHOM.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]

 11 a.m.-noon 

"Cardio & Core": Better Living Fitness Center.

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If you've always wanted a flat stomach, 6-pack abs or just a stronger core, this is the class for you. It combines high-energy music with a core-sculpting routine to give you a toned midsection. Get me some abs!
Join us on Facebook for more information about our classes and general health and fitness:
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $15 walk-in.. 734-747-0123. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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

 11 a.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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

 11 a.m.  Free! 

Teen Advisory Group: Dexter District Library.

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All youth in grades 8-12 invited to learn how to help the DDL teen librarian choose new books, plan programs, and decorate the Teen Zone. Pizza.
11 a.m.-noon, DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]

 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

The Garden Mill Green Thumb Series.

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Talks and demonstrations on garden-related themes by Garden Mill staff and local master gardeners.

Mar. 3: "Seed Starting." Talk by Garden Mill owner Jennifer Fairfield.

Mar. 10: "What's Bugging Your Garden." Garden Mill staff share tips for how to identify common beneficial & harmful insects.

Mar. 17: "Getting Into the Weeds." Garden Mill staff discuss how to identify and manage several common weeds.

11 a.m.-noon, Garden Mill, 110 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Space limited; preregistration recommended. 475-3539. [map]

 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Celebrate Spring in the Garden": The Garden Mill Green Thumb Series.

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Talks and demonstrations on garden-related themes by Garden Mill staff and local master gardeners. Mar. 17: "Getting Into the Weeds." Garden Mill staff discuss how to identify and manage several common weeds. Mar. 24: "Reading Your Landscape." Michigan conservationist Susan Betz talks about how to create a garden that's both aesthetically and environmentally satisfying. Mar. 31: "Preserving Your Bounty." Local gardening aficionado Char Major shares ideas for produce preservation, including canning, freezing, and drying.
11 a.m.-noon, Garden Mill, 110 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration recommended. 475-3539. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Leprechaun Parade": Kerrytown Market & Shops.

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All invited to wear a leprechaun mask and join in a parade through Kerrytown Market & Shops and the Farmers Market and along nearby streets. Preceded at 10 a.m. by "Leprechaun Mask Making Merriment" (materials & snacks provided) on the 2nd floor of Kerrytown by the chime.
11 a.m., Kerrytown (meet by the chime on the 2nd floor). Free., 662-5008. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

"The 78-Story Treehouse": Nicola's Books.

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Bestselling Australian children's writer Andy Griffiths discusses the 6th book in his series about 2 kids who live in a zany tree house with levels devoted to activities such as chainsaw juggling, pizza making, and a life-size snakes and ladders game. Signing.
11 a.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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


U-M Women's Lacrosse.

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Mar. 5: Stony Brook. 5 p.m.

Mar. 17: Ohio State. Noon.

Mar. 25: Detroit Mercy. 1 p.m.

Mar. 31: Maryland. 3 p.m.

Apr. 8: Johns Hopkins. Noon.

Apr. 21: East Carolina. 3 p.m.
Various times (see listing), U-M Lacrosse Stadium, 2500 S. State. $6. 764-0247. [map]

 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Macrame Plant Hangers': Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for grade 6-adult. Materials provided. No prior experience required.
1-3 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-8301.

 1 p.m.  Free! 

Community Cats Training Class: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Be an advocate for feral cats!
In this FREE class, you will learn why HSHV believes that Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) helps reduce the number of free roaming cats, lowers stray intake and euthanasia and creates better, less hostile environments for our community cats. You'll also learn how you can help -- and we need you! RSVP requested.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Free. [map]

 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show Arthur the emu 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, an Arctic fox, 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 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 and at the door. 994-2025. [map]

 1:30 p.m. 

"Ghibli for Kids" Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Mar. 3: "My Neighbor Totoro" (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988). Anime tale about 2 girls who move to the Japanese countryside and befriend strange and delightful nature spirits. 1:30 p.m.

Mar. 10: "Kiki's Delivery Service" (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989). Coming-of-age anime about a teen witch trying to find her place in the world. 1:30 p.m.

Mar. 17: "Howl's Moving Castle" (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004). Anime love story about an 18-year-old girl cursed into an old woman's body and a wizard who can see through the curse. 1:30 p.m.

Mar. 24: "Spirited Away" (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001). Oscar-winning anime fantasy about a young girl who discovers a secret world of strange spirits and sorcery. 1:30 p.m.

Mar. 31: "Ponyo" (Hayao Miyazaki, 2008). Anime fantasy about a young boy who develops a relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become human after falling in love with him. 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m., State Theatre. $10 (kids under 12, free; students, seniors, & veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50).

 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Magic! Songs and Stories of Ireland and Scotland": Dexter District Library.

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Celtic harper and singer Carol Kappus presents her yearly St. Patrick's Day extravaganza with songs and stories from Ireland and Scotland played on Celtic harps with many other talented friends joining in. This year Carol debuts her spectacular new electric harp! She will be joined by several other harpers, singers, dancers, and this year, some classical musicians as well. Always a great show and a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter. Free. 734-355-0578. [map]

 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Music of Ireland": Dexter District Library.

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Celtic harper and vocalist Carol Kappus is joined by musical friends in a program of songs and stories.
1:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]

 2, 5, 7:30, & 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)., 668-TIME.

 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Michelle Deatrick for State Senate Coffee and Conversation: Friends of Michelle Deatrick.

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I'd love to talk over coffee and hear your thoughts on how we can improve our community and state. I'm the Vice Chair of the County Board of Commissioners, and I'm running for Michigan State Senate because I believe that working together, we can achieve a bold progressive vision for our state: clean air and water, great public schools that our children love, an economy that works for everyone, big money out of politics, and a single-payer healthcare system.
I'd love to hear your thoughts and concerns, and I hope to earn your vote in the August 7th primary. Coffee is on me!
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W Washington Ave, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. Free. 5674551122. [map]

 2 p.m. 

U-M Baseball.

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Mar. 16-18: Bowling Green. Home-opening 3-game series. 4 p.m. (Mar. 16), 2 p.m. (Mar. 17), & 1 p.m. (Mar. 18).

Mar. 21: WMU. 1 p.m.

MSU. 4 p.m. (Mar. 23) & 1 p.m. (Mar. 25).

Mar. 28: CMU. 4 p.m.

Mar. 30-Apr. 1: Delaware. (Mar. 30, 4 p.m.; Mar. 31 doubleheader, noon & 3 p.m.; & Apr. 1, 1 p.m. ).

Apr. 4: Toledo. 4 p.m.

Apr. 13-15: 3-game series vs. Maryland. Apr. 13, 4 p.m.; Apr. 14, 2 p.m.; & Apr. 15, 2:30 p.m.

Apr. 20-22 3-game series vs. Penn State. Apr. 20, 4 p.m.; Apr. 21, 2 p.m.; & Apr. 22, 1 p.m.

May 1: EMU. 6 p.m.

May 11-13: 3-game series vs. Illinois. May 11, 6 p.m.; May 12, 2 p.m.; May 13, noon.
Various times (see listing), Ray Fisher Stadium. Tickets TBA. 764-0247.

 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Learn Calligraphy: The Irish Insular Alphabet": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to learn to do calligraphy using a medieval script invented in Ireland and spread throughout Europe by Irish monks. Materials provided.
2-4 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr.": Ann Arbor Christian School.

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Mar. 16 & 17. Musical version of the popular animated film about Central Park Zoo animals who escape to explore the world.
7 p.m. (Mar. 16) & 2 p.m. (Mar. 17), Whitmore Lake High School, 7430 Whitmore Lake Rd. $7 in advance at 741-4948. [map]

 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Scientist Spotlight": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Different location. Several U-M research scientists in a range of fields from anthropology and psychology to chemistry, natural resources, and the environment are stationed throughout the library with interactive activities focusing on their own current work. For example, visitors might look at miniature versions of an archaeological site to draw conclusions about people who lived there. For upper elementary school students through adults. In conjunction with YDL's STEMfest.
2-4 p.m., Ypsilanti District Library, 5557 Whittaker, Ypsilanti. Free. 764-0478. [map]

 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, & 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)., 668-TIME.

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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

 3 p.m. 

First Steps Kid Fest: First Steps-Ann Arbor PTO.

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Join us Saturday, March 17, 2018 to sing-a-long, dance and have a great time listening to renowned local performer Joe Reilly. Doors open at 3:30 with kid-friendly auction items as well as lots of drawings for fun prizes. Drawing tickets are 4 for $5.
This concert benefits First Steps-Ann Arbor, Rec & Ed's premier community program that supports families with children from birth to kindergarten.
Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd. $5-Kids, $10-Adults, $35 Family. 734-994-4949. [map]

 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

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

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

 3 p.m. 

U-M Men's Lacrosse.

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Mar. 3: Siena. Noon.

Mar. 9: Air Force. 7 p.m.

Mar. 17: Marquette. 3 p.m.

Mar. 31 Maryland. Noon.

Apr. 21: Johns Hopkins. Noon.
Various times (see listing above), U-M Lacrosse Stadium, 2500 S. State. $6. 764-0247. [map]

 3:15 & 6 p.m. 

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri": State Theatre.

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(Martin McDonagh, 2017). Darkly comic drama about a mother who challenges the town's revered police chief to solve her daughter's murder. Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME.

 3:30 p.m. 

"First Steps Kid Fest!": First Steps Benefit.

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Family concert, with sing-alongs, by local singer-songwriter Joe Reilly, whose playful songs draw on blues, Native American, and other traditional American idioms and address ecological and spiritual themes. Also, a silent auction of kid-friendly items and drawings for prizes.
3:30 p.m., Forsythe Middle School Auditorium, 1655 Newport Rd. $10 (kids, $5; families, $35) in advance at; $12 (kids $8; families, $40) at the door., 994-4949. [map]

 3:30, 6:15, & 8:45 p.m. 

"The Shape of Water": Michigan Theater.

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

 4 p.m. 

Achievers Women's Choir: Zion Lutheran Church Concert Series.

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Performance by this Detroit School of Arts choir.
4 p.m., Zion Sanctuary, 1501 W. Liberty. Freewill offering. 994-4455. [map]

 4:15, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"A Fantastic Woman": State Theatre.

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(Sebastián Lelio, 2017). A transgender waitress/nightclub singer fights for social acceptance after the unexpected death of her boyfriend. Spanish, subtitles. Winner of this year's Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME.

 4:30, 7, & 10:15 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)., 668-TIME.

 5-10 p.m. 

"Parents Night Out: Critters that Squirm in the Night": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Kids in grades K-6 invited to learn about worms, insects, and spiders. PB&J or turkey sandwich and a popcorn snack. Activities held outdoors as much as possible, so kids should come dressed for the weather. Preregistration required for dinner by noon on Mar. 14.
5-10 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $30 (members, $25) per child. 997-1553. [map]

 5:30 p.m. 

Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner: Saline American Legion.

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All invited to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
5:30 p.m., Saline American Legion Hall, 320 W. Michigan Ave., Saline. Cost TBA. 429-7310. [map]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

St. Pat's Day SongFest with Kevin Devine & the Glen Levens Band: Ypsi Alehouse.

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The heck with green beer and "classic" rock -- have a real St. Patrick's Day celebration with real beer and real Irish music with Washtenaw County's rocking Celtic/bluegrass/roots band The Glen Levens! You can enjoy brewer Ted Badgerow's fine ales, beers and porters (and wine and cider) while singing along & dancing if you wish to old Irish favorites, like "Star of the County Down" and "Whiskey in the Jar" and pub sing-alongs like "The Wild Rover" and then the band' s own tunes like "Pint of Rye Ale" and "Making Beer When Mom Goes Out" and "Couldn't Drink a Whiskey If I Tried" & more! The band features Kevin Devine on accordion, vocals and guitar; Jerry Hancock on bass; Brent Oeschger on percussion; and Dave McDaniel on guitar and vocals; plus brewer Ted usually joins in for some bold renditions of the classics or to add whistle to the lively jigs. Great brews and food and the liveliest music this side of the Merrimack River.
Ypsi Alehouse, 124 Pearl Street, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-487-1555. [map]

 6:30 p.m. 

"68th Annual Bands in Review": Ann Arbor Public Schools.

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Mar. 17 & 20 (different programs and locations). More than 800 public school students perform in these lively concerts. Tonight: The Forsythe, Tappan, Ann Arbor Open, and Slauson middle school bands, the Skyline Varsity, Concert, and Symphony bands, and the Pioneer Varsity, Concert, and Symphony Bands. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by live music in the lobby by the Community High Jazz Combo.
6:30 p.m. (Mar. 17) & 7 p.m. (Mar. 20), Pioneer High School Schreiber Auditorium (Mar. 17), 601 W. Stadium and Huron High School Meyers Auditorium (Mar. 20), 2727 Fuller. Tickets $5 (family of 4, $10) in advance from band members and at the door. 996-3210. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Third Place Concert Series: Literati Bookstore.

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This local ensemble performs contemporary chamber works by Southeast Michigan women composers.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Wall-to-Wall Theatre Festival.

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The Wall-to-Wall Theatre Festival is very proud to be in its fifth year! An entirely student-generated theatre festival, Wall-to-Wall presents performances from different genres, each timed down to 25 minutes, on a simultaneous loop throughout the Walgreen Drama Center. This puts the audience in total control. You are able to travel through the building and choose what to see and when! It's a chance to experience classic works beside new ones, all challenging and stretching the idea of exactly what theatre can be. This year's program contains everything from movement pieces to new student-written scenes, musical snippets to monologue cycles!
11 Shows. 2 Days. 1 Building.
Walgreen Drama Center, 1226 Murfin Ave. Free. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"Anything Goes": Chelsea Area Players Youth Theater.

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Young local actors perform Cole Porter's delightful Depression-era musical set aboard a sumptuous Art Deco luxury liner en route from New York to London that pokes merry fun at the moral hypocrisy of 1930s high society. Despite its satirical edge, the heart of the play is its musical score, which features some of Porter's brightest music and most impishly sophisticated lyrics. It abounds in songs that have become popular standards, including the title song, "I Get a Kick Out of You," "You're the Top," "It's Delovely," "Blow, Gabriel, Blow," and many more.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sun.), Washington Street Education Center Auditorium, 500 Washington, Chelsea. Tickets $10. [map]

 7 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 & at the door. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"Holes": EMU Theatre of the Young.

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EMU theater professor Christine Tanner directs EMU drama students in Louis Sachar's 90-minute stage adaptation of his Newbery-winning book about an outcast kid sentenced to dig mysterious holes in a juvenile detention camp in the Texas desert. For ages 10 & up.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.); 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Sponberg Theater, Ford St. (off Lowell from Huron River Dr.), Ypsilanti. Tickets $7 in advance and at the door. 487-2282. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

3rd Saturday Contra Dance: Pittsfield Grange.

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Martha Vander Kolk calls to live music by the Stout Hearted String Band. No partner needed; beginners welcome. Bring flat, smooth-soled shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (members, $7; students, $5). 476-4650. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

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

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

 8 p.m. 

Blue Cathedral: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Higdon Blue Cathedral
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1
Schumann Symphony No. 1 "Spring"
Special Guest: Orion Weiss, Piano
Sponsor: Ray & Eleanor Cross Foundation
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Street. $18-$70. 734-994-8801. [map]

 8 & 10:30 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. 

RFD Boys: The Ark.

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Authentic bluegrass by these longtime local favorites who have appeared in numerous festivals and on the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. Their shows blend top-notch musicianship with funny between-songs dialogue. They have several recordings, including Live and Unrehearsed, a 1994 Ark performance.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $11 at the door only. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"7th Annual Melt into Spring English Country Dance Ball": Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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New Hampshire caller David Millstone leads dances to live music by Debbie Jackson, Earl Gaddis, and Matt McCoy. Most dances taught. Preceded 1-3:30 p.m. by a workshop led by Millstone ($10; free with ball admission). Also, a catered dinner (time TBA preceding the ball; $28; reservations required by Mar. 8).
8-11:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $35 in advance at; $40 at the door. 717-8253. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Back Before Bach": Piffaro (Academy of Early Music).

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This Philadelphia early-music quintet performs Renaissance works from Germany and the Low Countries, including chants set to Renaissance polyphony by Heinrich Isaac, Stephan Mahu, and Johann Walther; hymns and chorale settings by Martin Luther, Michael Praetorious, and Bach; virtuosic instrumental versions of popular tunes by Jakob Obrecht, Antoine Brumel, and Ludwig Senfl; and chromatic works by Orlande de Lassus and Jakob Handl. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. by a lecture on the program by the musicians.
8 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. $30 (seniors, $25; students, $10) in advance by Mar. 9 at; $5 more after Mar. 9. 228-4338. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Blue Cathedral": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Arie Lipsky conducts the orchestra in a program highlighted by Jennifer Higdon's Blue Cathedral, which incorporates crystal glasses and Chinese bells. The program also includes Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 1, with soloist Orion Weiss, and Schumann's Symphony no. 1 (Spring). Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $18-$70 in advance at & at the door. 994-4801. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

"exit the space when you finish your task": U-M Dance Department MFA Thesis Concert.

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A concert of new works choreographed by U-M dance MFA candidate Sydney Schiff, the culmination of her research on Brazilian zouk, a nightclub dance characterized by undulating bodies and the girls' flowing hair. Audience members invited at 9 p.m. to zouk dance party.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), U-M Campus Chapel, 1236 Washtenaw. Free. 763-5460. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"In the Heights": U-M MUSKET.

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Mar. 16-18. Bruna D'Avila directs U-M students in Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes' musical about 3 days in the life of people living in NYC's Latinx Washington Heights neighborhood. The score draws on hip-hop, salsa, and merengue.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $10 (students, $7) in advance at, at the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Intruder About-Turn: A Star Trek Puppet Show": Dreamland Theater.

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Mar. 17 & 31 and Apr. 7 & 14. The Mar. 24 performance has been canceled. The Dreamland Puppet Troupe performs Jess Rowland's puppet show based on "Turnabout Intruder," a Star Trek original series episode, about an ancient alien technology that causes Captain Kirk to switch bodies with an old flame.
8 p.m. (all dates) & 3 p.m. (Apr. 7 & 14), Dreamland Theater, 26 N. Washington. $10 or pay what you can. 657-2337. [map]

 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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

 8 p.m. 

"St. Patrick's Day Party with Nessa": Stony Lake Brewing Acoustic Routes Concert.

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Jazz-Celtic fusion with elements of pop, folk, and chamber music by this local led by singer-flutist Kelly McDermott, with bassist and didgeridoo player Rob Crozier, fiddler and keyboardist Luke Panning, guitarist Dan Palmer, drummer David Zwolinski, and percussionist Mike List.
8 p.m., Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. $15 at the door. 316-7919. [map]

 8:30 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)., 668-TIME.

 9 p.m.  Free! 

Karaoke: Bel-Mark Lanes.

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Bel-Mark Lanes, 3530 Jackson Road. Free. No cover charge.. 734-994-8433. [map]

 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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Mar. 3 & 17. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $12 (students with ID, $8). [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: The Whiskey Charmers

Classy Detroit neo-honky-tonk duo featuring singer-guitarists Carrie Shepard and Lawrence Daversa, who bill their music as "electric heartbreak on the rocks." [venue info]

Avalon Cafe & Kitchen: Jacob Warren & Friends

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

Blind Pig: Theo Katzman

Ann Arbor-bred, NYC-based soul-oriented funk-folk singer- songwriter best known as the former guitarist in My Dear Disco and as a founding member of the nationally known funk ensemble Vulfpeck. Opening act is Bridget Kearney, an Iowa-bred, Boston-based R&B-inflected pop-rock singer-songwriter. Advance tickets: $20. [venue info]

Bona Sera: It(')s About Time.

The lounge is transformed into an interactive space with music, performance and visual art, movement, and dance exploring the concept of time. [venue info]

Bridgewater Tavern: Dani Jamerson Band

Country & country-rock band led by Sherwood (MI) singer-songwriter and guitarist Jamerson. [venue info]

Club Above: "St. Patches Day Party."

DJs spin electronic dance music. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: "St. Patrick's Day." “St. Patrick’s Day.”

This daylong celebration features Irish ceili dancers, bagpipers and a traditional Irish music ensemble. Live music by Mogue Doyle, a local quartet that plays Irish rock originals as well as covers of the Pogues and others, along with Brother's Crow, a Detroit-area duo that plays traditional Irish songs of drinking and rebellion, accompanied on a wide array of instruments, and Shaun Garth Walker, a local singer-guitarist with an eclectic, wide-ranging repertoire. 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Churchville John Churchville

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

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

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

Guy Hollerin's: Sun Messengers

Popular, versatile 108-piece ensemble from Detroit that plays everything from Latin and African dance music to blues and rock. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Persuasion

Versatile Detroit R&B dance band. [venue info]

Live: The Stomp Rockets The Stomp Rockets

Garage-rock quartet led by vocalist Dan Mulholland, the former leader of the Watusis, the Vibratrons, and several other great local rock 'n' roll bands. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Mike Vial

Local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Nobody's Business

Redford blues and blues-rock band. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Ebird & Friends

Erin Zindle, the fiery fiddling frontwoman of the classy local progressive country-rock band the Ragbirds who has also released a solo CD, Scenes from the Fragile, Agile Avian World, is joined by several established and up-and-coming luminaries of the Michigan music scene for a St. Patrick's Day celebration. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Paul Rhodes

Acoustic jazz and classic rock by this local pianist. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Bill Edwards & Judy Banker

Duo of veteran local country-folk singer-songwriters. [venue info]


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