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Calendar of Events

Monday, October 8, 2018






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.

Call if temperatures are below 45 degrees.
9 a.m., meet at Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. 717-7567 , 663-5060.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]


 9:30-10:30 a.m. 

"Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Workshop": Imagine Fitness and Yoga.

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Pregnancy and post-pregnancy are beautiful times in our lives when we must tune in and listen to the innate wisdom coming from within to guide, help, and heal us during the changes and stress that comes along with this time. This 4 class workshop will focus on tapping into the innate wisdom our body posses utilizing the breath and yoga postures to help bring about a deeper trust, awareness, help understand new discoveries, and bring peace to you and your baby. Through specifically designed yoga postures and sequences for pre and postnatal, we will also tap into the body's innate ability to heal and comfort the changes the body, mind, and spirit, as well as focus on the spine, pelvic muscles, digestive organs, uterus, and circulatory system to help heal and ease the changes and discomforts of pregnancy and postnatal bodies. We will practice in a safe and welcoming community. Workshop taught by JT Quon. Workshop is 9:30am-10:30am on 10/8, 10/10, 10/15, 10/17. $60 for all 4 classes
Imagine Fitness and Yoga, 3100 west liberty rd. $60. 7346228119. imagine@imaginefitnessandyoga.com imaginefitnessandyoga.com [map]



 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Solving Difficult Sudoku Puzzle": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This is a class for Sudoku fans who can solve the easy puzzles but want more techniques for the difficult ones. Each session covers a technique that will be illustrated with examples. Puzzles will be given each week for individual or collaborative practice.
Instructor Jerry Janusz is a retired mathematician who loves working and teaching Sudoku.
This Study Group will meet Mondays October 8 - November 19 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10-11:30 a.m. 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Sept. 10-Dec. 10. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com; 665-9271. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Playtime": Saline District Library.

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Drop-in play time for kids ages 2-5, accompanied by a parent.
10-11:30 a.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Unrest": U-M Hatcher Grad Library.

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(Jennifer Brea, 2017). Documentary about the filmmaker's experience as a Harvard grad student, where doctors told her that the chronic fatigue that left her bedridden was all in her head.
100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-8994. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. except Dec. 24 & 31. 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]


 Noon  Free! 

"Paved Country Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18, 24, or 30 miles, either on hilly Schneider Rd. or the B2B trail (call for start point).
Noon, meet at 8213 Pine Cross Ln. or the B2B entrance on Jeffords (behind the Marathon gas station), Dexter. Free. 426-5116.


 12:30-4 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. except Dec. 24. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. except Dec. 24, 28, & 31. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 3-5 p.m. 

"Contemporary Fiction and the Civil War: OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This study group will be a weekly discussion of contemporary literature about the American Civil War. We will read 4 novels, each grappling with the legacy of the conflict from different angles. Our discussions of the novels will include the significant historical events included in the books, the problems and promises of their portrayals of the Civil War, and the contemporary importance of the war.
We will read The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissolm, and American War by Omar El Akkad.
This study group will meet Mondays, 3-5, from October 8 - November 12. The group will be coordinated by Instructor Emelia Abbe, a Ph.D. candidate in U of M's Department of English.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3, 6:15, & 9:30 p.m. 

"A Star is Born": State Theatre.

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(Bradley Cooper, 2018). A remake of the iconic tragic story of a film star who helps a young singer-actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism damage his career. Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper.
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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:15 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Mandy": State Theatre.

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(Panos Cosmatos, 2018). Nicholas Cage stars as a broken man hunting down a cult leader who kidnapped and murdered his girlfriend.
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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:30, 6:45, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Crazy Rich Asians": State Theatre.

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Rom-com about a native New Yorker who discovers that her longtime boyfriend is actually the scion of a wealthy family and one of Singapore's most eligible bachelors.
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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Monday": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 8-12 invited to try out this computer game that involves building 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.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL learning lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 3:45 & 6 p.m. 

"Blaze": State Theatre.

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(Ethan Hawke, 2018). Biopic about Texas country songwriting legend Blaze Foley.
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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Electoral Reform via Ballot Initiatives: Redistricting, Voter Registration, and Voter Rights in Michigan": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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Panel discussion weighing the pros and cons of 2 initiatives on the November ballot: the Voters Not Politicians redistricting initiative and the Promote the Vote initiative to expand voter registration. With Voters Not Politicians board president Nancy Wang, ACLU voting rights strategist Sharon Dolente, former state elections director Christopher Thomas, and Mackinac Center for Public Policy co-founder Richard McClellan.
4 p.m., Weill Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State. Free. 764-3490. [map]


 4:15 p.m. 

"Pick of the Litter": Michigan Theater.

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(Dana Nachman, 2018). Documentary following a litter of puppies as they are trained to become guide dogs for the blind.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Love, Gilda": Michigan Theater.

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(Lisa D'Apolito, 2018). Documentary about the late comedy legend Gilda Radner.
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]


 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except Oct. 5, 15, 16, & 24) and Oct. 6 & 13. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows. Rehearsals usually last 1-2 hours.
4:45 p.m. (except Sat. game days, 7 a.m.), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582.


 5 & 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Savvy Social Security Planning": Ann Arbor Group - Thrivent Financial.

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Wondering how-and when-to take Social Security? There are hundreds of options to consider. Learn ways to maximize your benefits.
Hosted by Ann Arbor Group - Thrivent Financial
No products will be sold at this event. Dinner will be served.
RSVP for the 5:00pm or 7:00pm session at 734-369-3178 or send an email to AnnArborGroup@Thrivent.com
Stonebridge Gold Club, 1825 Clubhouse Drive. Free. 734-369-3178. annarborgroup@thrivent.com https://connect.thrivent.com/ann-arbor-group/ [map]



 6 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Form: Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Students Practice SUN SHEN Basic Tai-Chi Form

In this class, you will build a solid foundation in Tai-Chi principles in an intimate setting, with guidance and personal adjustment in the SUN SHEN 35 Form from accomplished instructors. As you learn the sequence and details of the Form, you will experience the calm, effortless power that comes from relaxed focus. Classes are held Monday at 6pm, and Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 6:30 & 9 p.m. 

"Fahrenheit 11/9": State Theatre.

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(Michael Moore, 2018). Documentary exploring social unrest since Donald Trump's rise to power.
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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to play in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive; Fri., 6:30 p.m., casual), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), and Booster Draft (Fri. 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m., competitive) decks. Bring your own cards for casual tournaments. Also, the 2-person card game Netrunner (free) at 6 p.m. on Mondays.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive & booster draft), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Wings of a Butterfly": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Artist Jean Gauger discusses her wearable felt works. The program begins with socializing and displays of members' work.
6:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church Piper Hall (lower level, enter on the east side of the building and take elevator down), 1501 W. Liberty. Free. annarborfiberarts@gmail.com. [map]


 6:45 p.m. 

"The Wife": Michigan Theater.

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(Björn Runge, 2018). Drama about the self-effacing wife of the Great American Novelist who reaches her breaking point when he's awarded the Nobel Prize. Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Fatally Yours Noir Film Series": Michigan Theater.

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Sept. 21: "The Lady from Shanghai" (Orson Welles, 1947). Perverse murder mystery tangled with a love triangle, culminating in the famous "hall of mirrors" scene. Rita Hayworth, Everett Sloan, Orson Welles. TCM Noir Alley host Eddie Muller hosts a post-film Q&A. 7 p.m.

Sept. 24: "Double Indemnity" (Billy Wilder, 1944). Classic thriller about a brassy lady and an insurance salesman who try to pull off the perfect murder. Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Edward G. Robinson. 7 p.m.

Oct. 1: "Mildred Pierce" (Billy Wilder, 1944). (Michael Curtiz, 1945). Joan Crawford won her only Oscar in this drama about a mother whose personal sacrifices to give her spoiled daughter a perfect life result in heartbreak. 7 p.m.

Oct. 8: "Laura" (Otto Preminger, 1944). A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating. Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews. 7 p.m.

Oct. 15: "Gun Crazy" (Joseph H. Lewis, 1950). A WWII vet and a carnival sharpshooter, both obsessed with guns, fall in love and go on a crime spree. John Dall, Peggy Cummins. 7 p.m.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Friends of McKune Memorial Library Mystery Book Club.

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All invited to discuss the books in different mystery series.

Nov. 12: M.L. Longworth's Verlaque & Bonnet mysteries.

Jan. 14: Aaron Stander's Ray Elkins mysteries.

Feb. 11: : Lawrence Sanders' McNally mysteries.

Mar. 11: David Handler's Berger & Mitry mysteries.
7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant, Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-7035. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Leif Enger: Literati Bookstore.

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This Minnesota writer, author of the bestselling novel Peace Like a River, reads from and discusses Virgil Wander, his new novel, set in a small Midwestern town, about a man who loses some language and memory function in a car accident and must piece together his personal history with the help of a cast of affable and curious characters. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon., except Oct. 1. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each week begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Oct. 8: "Dr. Danger: What Every Patient Needs to Know." Oct. 15: "Life's Myths: What Really Leads to Happiness." Oct. 22: "If Only: Living with Regret." Oct. 29: "Encountering God: What Ancient Practices Can Teach Us Today."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Applying for College": Saline District Library.

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College counselor Julie Simon discusses the Common App that can be used to apply to more than 700 schools.
7-9 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Extending the Herb-Growing Season": Herb Study Group.

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Talk by club members. With tips for preserving herbs for winter use.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Whole Truth about Whole Grains": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local raw foods enthusiast Ellen Livingston.
7 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required by phone or email. outreach@peoplesfood.coop, 994-4589. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Scandinavian Music Jam.

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Bruce Sagan and Brad Battey lead an acoustic jam session devoted to traditional music from Sweden and Norway. All musicians invited.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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


 8 p.m. 

St. Paul & the Broken Bones: WQKL (107.1-FM).

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This 8-piece horn-fired Southern soul band from Birmingham (AL) wades into the conflicted political climate with its latest album, Young Sick Camellia, which explores the darker side of Southern pride (the camellia is Alabama's state flower). "Anyone who might have written [them] off as a mere throwback ought to settle in and marinate in a sound that keeps getting weirder, more inventive, and … more committed than ever to the pleasures of sprightly, joyous funk," says an NPR critic.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $25-$59.50 at ticketmaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets, & at the door. (800) 745-3000. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Gran Partita Concert": Symphony Band Chamber Winds.

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Michael Haithcock conducts this ensemble of music majors in Mozart's Serenade no. 10 in B-flat Major (Gran Partita). The program begins with a lecture on the work by U-M musicology professor Steven Whiting.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

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

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


 9:15 p.m. 

"The Big House": Michigan Theater.

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(multiple directors, 2017). Documentary about Michigan Stadium.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $7. michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: Jazz Manouche.

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarists Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and violinist Jordan Adema. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Bickley/Kramer/Roe

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

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

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

 
 


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