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Calendar of Events

Sunday, March 18, 2018

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 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. (Mar. 4, 11, & 18); AADL Westgate (Mar. 25). [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

Anuja Rajendra Coffee Hour: Anuja Rajendra for State Senate.

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Meet a candidate running for state senate in district 18! Share your thoughts and concerns for the district as well as ask any questions you might have.
Mighty Good Coffee, 3010 WASHTENAW ANN ARBOR, MI 48104. Free. [map]

 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Drop-in Luminary Workshops: WonderFool Productions.

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Every Sun., Mar. 4-Apr. 1. Local artists show how to make a lantern to carry in the FoolMoon processionals on Apr. 6. Materials provided. Refreshments.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Workantile, 118 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted ($10 suggested)., 763-7550. [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 a.m.-5 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]

 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]

 10:30 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.  Free! 

Worship Service: Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.

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

 11 a.m.-noon 

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

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

 11 a .m.-5 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]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

Pet Loss Support Group: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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It's never easy to lose a pet, and when you consider them, as we do, a member of the family, the loss can be difficult and extremely sad.
HSHV and Blue Dog Counseling have partnered to provide a support group on preparing for and dealing with the loss of a pet.
Colleen O'Brien, founder of Blue Dog Counseling, is an expert at developing creative therapeutic interventions to support individuals, couples, families, and other groups. Her personal commitment to animal welfare, her own experience as a devoted pet owner, and a passion for supporting people led her to create Blue Dog Counseling. Côlleen is dedicated to providing a safe, open, and creative space for discussion. A place where you can take time for yourself.
Group is held monthly in the HSHV conference room.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Free. Donations accepted. [map]

 1 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.

 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.  Free! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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Every Sun. Docent-led tour of the UMMA collection, with themes based on the docent's interests.
1-2 p.m., UMMA, meet at the Museum Store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Festifools Workshops": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 18, 25, & 31. All ages invited to help the AADL prepare for the annual FestiFools parade on April 8. Materials provided. Mar. 18: "Community Big Fish Building." Help make a giant fish puppet in which AADL staff will march. Mar. 25: "Costume Making." Make a purple, blue, and green ocean-themed costume to wear while marching as part of a school of AADL fish. Mar. 31: "Instrument Making." Make ocean-themed percussion instruments to play while marching as part of the AADL school of ocean life.
1-3 p.m., AADL Downtown Multipurpose rm. Free. 327-8301.

 1:30 p.m. 

"Hand in Hand Parenting Starter Class": Catherine Fischer, Certified Hand in Hand Parenting Instructor.

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This six-week class led by Certified Hand in Hand Parenting Instructor Catherine Fischer will help you to reduce stress in your family and help you better understand how children's emotions work.
You will learn new ways to respond to tantrums, how to set limits effectively with both warmth and firmness and new ways to connect with your children through play.
Parents have found these tools helpful with aggression, whining, power struggles, bedwetting, sleep problems, shyness and helping children with specific fears, as well as increasing the parents' own confidence and enjoyment of their children and of parenting.
The class fee includes a manual and a set of "Listening to Children" booklets for each class member or couple.
Great Oak Cohousing, 500 Little Lake Drive. $210 per person or $335 per couple.. 734-395-5244. [map]

 2 p.m. 

Family Dance: Pittsfield Grange.

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All kids, accompanied by an adult, invited for contra and square dancing with live music. With caller Drake Meadow.
2-4 p.m., Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. $12 per family. 769-1052, 274-0773. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

Youth Oratorical Contest: Ann Arbor Breakfast Optimist Club.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan - The Optimist Club of Ann Arbor is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic "Where Are My Roots of Optimism?" as part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for the 2017-2018 year.
The Optimist Club will judge the local students' speeches based on content and presentation to determine the top winners. Winners will receive monetary awards and the winning speeches will be sent to the Zone level, and possibly the District level for the opportunity to win college scholarships. Winners of the District level will be eligible to compete in a regional competition in St. Louis Missouri at Saint Louis University. Winners of the regional contests will compete in the World Championship also held at Saint Louis University. Students could possibly win up to $22,500 in scholarships!
The contest is open to students under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2017.
For more information, please contact Oratorical Contest at
Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor. Free. 734.478.3338. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Aftermath: Landscapes of Devastation": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of landscape photos of volcano eruptions, floods, massacres, uprisings, and nuclear explosions.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 2 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]

 2 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]

 2 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]

 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Workshop": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. All kids in grades 3-8 invited to try out this popular computer game that involves constructing things with virtual blocks to work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown training center. Free. 327-4555. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Puzzle Challenge!": Saline District Library.

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Teams of 4 compete to be the first to finish a 500-piece puzzle. Prizes.
2 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Sap to Syrup": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Shawn Severance demonstrates how to make maple syrup. Program is geared toward adults and older children.
2-4 p.m., County Farm Park Field Operations bldg., 2230 Platt. Free; preregistration required at 971-6337. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Spring Equinox Ritual": Druids of Shining Lakes Grove.

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All invited to celebrate this ancient Celtic Druidic festival honoring nature spirits. Bring gardening tools and seeds you would like blessed. Raffle and potluck (bring a dish).
2-5 p.m., Ann Arbor Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill. Free. 277-1897. [map]

 3, 6, & 8:30 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.

 3-5 p.m. 

Kids Care Fair: Jewish Family Services.

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Kids in grades preK-8 and their families invited for storytelling, cooking demos (with snacks), letter writing to welcome refugees, and activities focusing on cultural sensitivity, disability awareness, kindness to older adults, hunger prevention, and more. Also, live performances of The Giving Tree and The Selfish Litterbug Giant by Mariah's Amazing Puppets. Snacks.
3-5 p.m., Emerson School, 5425 Scio Church Rd. $5-$50 ($25 requested) per family sliding scale based on ability to pay. 769-0209. [map]

 3 p.m. 

The CAYO Trio: First United Methodist Church Chamber Music Series.

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This local chamber ensemble--saxophonist Jonathan Hostottle, pianist Kate Acone, and violinist Teagan Faran--presents a program of works by U-M composition professor Evan Chambers as well as newly-commissioned pieces by recent U-M alumni. Reception follows.
3 p.m., FUMC Green Wood, 1001 Green Rd. Freewill offering. 662-4536, ext. 0. [map]

 3 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]

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Peter and the Wolf": Chelsea Chamber Players.

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This local ensemble performs Prokofiev's delightful musical fable, composed to introduce children to the parts of an orchestra, that includes flighty bird songs played by flutes, sneaking cats represented by oboe melodies, and the great wolf played by 3 powerful French horns. It's been adapted by violist Ian Cumming, who also narrates. Other members are violinists Paula Elliott and Nathan Peters and cellist Sara Cumming.
3 p.m., Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson, Chelsea. Free. 433-1622. [map]

 3:15, 5:45, & 8:15 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.

 3:30, 6:15, & 9 p.m. 

"Black Panther": State Theatre.

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

 3:45, 6:30, & 8:45 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.

 4 p.m. 

The Aeolians: Bethel A.M.E. Church.

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This award-winning Oakwood University (AL) choir performs works TBA. The program begins with a set by Our Own Thing Chorale, the popular local choir that performs spirituals and works by African American composers.
4 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $25 in advance at & by phone. 663-3800. [map]

 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Recounting Twenty Years of Archaeological Research in Albania and Kosovo: Apollonia, Theth, Shkodra, and Peja": U-M Center for European Studies.

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Talk by U-M Museum of Anthropological Archaeology curator Michael Galaty and archaeologist Sylvia Deskaj.
4-6 p.m., 1010 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]

 5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. [map]

 5 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.

 5:15 & 8:15 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]

 6-7 p.m. 

"Restorative Yin Yoga": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Designed to be stress relieving and focus specifically on restorative breathing, this class will help you sleep better and improve your overall flexibility. Restorative Yoga at Better Living Fitness in Ann Arbor is a great way to ease out of the weekend.
Join us on Facebook for more information about our classes and general health and fitness:
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $20 walk-in. [map]

 6 p.m. 

Euchre Tournament: Fraser's Pub.

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Every Sun. All invited to play 5 euchre games of 12 hands each. No partner necessary.
6 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. [map]

 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fireside Fun": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All invited to sit around a campfire, roast marshmallows, and swap stories. If you like, bring camping chairs and the rest of the s'mores fixings (marshmallows provided).
6:30-8 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]

 7-9 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Poetry open mike.
7-9 p.m. (sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. [map]

 7 p.m. 

Milonga: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Sun. Tango dance party. Preceded at 6 p.m. by a lesson ($5; free for dance attendees).
7-10 p.m., Agave Tequila Bar, 211 N. Main. $10., 634-9629. [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]

 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Mar. 11 & 25. Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. Singers and players of all acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by local veteran musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The 2nd Sunday of each month features a focus song, followed by jamming. The 4th Sunday features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming. Also, on Mar. 18, there is a session for songwriters to try out their new work and get critiques.
7-9 p.m., U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at 998-9353. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

Jonatha Brooke Trio: The Ark.

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Quirkily sophisticated, fiercely unconventional pop-folk by this ensemble led by Brooke, a Boston-based singer-songwriter who is also known for her compellingly eccentric guitar playing. Her 2008 CD The Works is a collection of original settings of previously unheard Woody Guthrie lyrics that was commissioned by Woody's daughter Nora. A favorite with local audiences since her days as a member of the female duo the Story, Brooke comes to town with a batch of new songs.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30-$45 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (,, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Dive-In Movie.

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All invited to float in Mack Pool for a family-oriented screening of James Gunn's 2017 sequel following the adventures of a motley crew of intergalactic criminals. Bring an inner tube, if you like.
7:30 p.m., Mack Indoor Pool, 715 Brooks. $5 (youth age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & older, $4). 794-6237. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Mar. 4 & 18. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. except Mar. 4. Various locations. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary. Preceded at 7 p.m. by beginning lessons and practice.
8-10 p.m., Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom (Mar. 11 & 25) & Pendleton Room (Mar. 18), $5 ($10 includes lessons). 763-6984. [map]

 8-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Beware the Ives of March": U-M Residential College.

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U-M drama students in Kate Mendeloff's play production seminar direct and perform present several short farces by contemporary playwright David Ives.
8-9 p.m., Keene Theatre, East Quad, 701 East University. Free. 647-4354. [map]

 8 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.


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz band led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: EventJazz

Jazz originals and standards by different piano-based trios and quartets each show, led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Old Town: Ben Balmer

Acoustic indie rock singer-songwriter, an Ann Arbor native now living in Austin. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Heather Black Project

Vintage jazz and blues by an ensemble led by Heather Schwartz, a talented local singer whose vocal style also reflects gospel, R&B, soul, and hip-hop influences. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

This local 10-piece big band is one of the few to specialize in the old- time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Arrangements by the renowned early-jazz pianist James Dapogny and tubaist Chris Smith. [venue info]


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