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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, December 11, 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. & 10 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

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Please join us for group tours of our toddler, preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Please register for a tour at admissions@daycroft.org. Visit us at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Preprimary Campus, 100 Oakbrook Dr. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org [map]



 9:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 11-May 14. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]


 9:30 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 a.m.  Free! 

"Free Beginner Yoga Classes!": Imagine Fitness and Yoga.

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Join us for 8 FREE beginner yoga classes!
Intimidated by Yoga, want to try it out, but afraid you can't do it? With a focus on the basics, you will learn about how yoga is for EVERY BODY. 8 FREE yoga classes! On Tuesdays at 10:00am-11:00am - 10/23, 10/30, 11/6 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18. Classes taught by Nugget Burkhardt
Imagine Fitness and Yoga, 3100 West Liberty Rd. Free. 7346228119. imagine@imaginefitnessandyoga.com imaginefitnessandyoga.com [map]



 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. except Dec. 24. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. except Dec. 25. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Dec. 24 & 25), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Storytimes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. except Dec. 24. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. except Dec. 25 Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. except Dec. 25. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri., except Dec. 24 & 25. Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free! 

Santa: Briarwood.

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Daily through Dec. 24. All kids invited to have their photo taken with Santa. On Dec. 2, "Caring Santa" offers "sensory friendly" visits with Santa for kids with special needs; held when the mall is closed (9-10:30 a.m.) to create a calmer environment. Dec. 9 is "Pet Photo Night" (6:30-8 p.m.); all invited to bring 4-legged, leashed, friendly pets that weigh less than 60 lbs. to have their photo taken with Santa. Note: Santa takes breaks 1-2 p.m. & 5-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.), & 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), Briarwood Von Maur court. Free (photos available for purchase; "fast passes" to avoid lines available with photo package purchase at simon.com/mall/briarwood-mall/stores/santa-photo-experience). 769-9610. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: U-M Library.

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Sale of several thousand books as well as maps, pamphlets, CDs, and DVDs.
10 a.m.-10 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-8994. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"The Trump Administration and the Middle East: Dissecting the Chaos": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by WSU Islamic studies professor Saeed Khan. 4th in a series of 10 monthly lectures.
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 for the 10-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Nov. 20 & 27 and Dec. 4, 11, 15, & 18.. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except Nov. 20, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 5, & Mar. 12 Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11:00 a.m. 

"Full Body Fit": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Full Body Fit: A small-group workout customizable to all fitness levels focusing on all the basics of fitness: strength, cardio, flexibility, and balance. Free with most Better Living Fitness Center memberships or $15 for drop-in. All ages and abilities welcome!
Better Living Fitness Center, 834-B Phoenix Dr. $15. (734)747-0123. fplonka@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Tues. except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1. Activities begin at 11 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($3), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar, followed at 1 p.m. by mah-jongg, quilting, and other games & activities. Homemade buffet luncheon ($3) available at noon. All invited.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Please join us for this free one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between.
Center for Innovation (formerly St. Joe's Urgent Care), 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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Dec. 4 & 11. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served. Dec. 4: OSU Chinese professor Patricia Sieber on "Now We See It, Now We Don't: How to Theorize Traditional Chinese Song-Drama." Dec. 11: Emory University (Atlanta) sociology professor Bin Xu on "Chairman Mao's Children and China's Difficult Past: Generation, Class, and Memory."
Noon-1 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Motawi Tileworks Tour.

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We love showing the public what we do so every Tuesday at 1pm and every Thursday at 11am we offer a free tour of the Tileworks. You can browse our studio gallery, meet our staff, learn about our company history, and observe our tile-making process firsthand. Tours typically last 60-90 minutes and are best for ages 8 to adult. Reservations are not required, however please call ahead if your party consists of 10 or more.
Motawi Tileworks, 170 Enterprise Drive. Free. 734-213-0017. tours@motawi.com www.motawi.com [map]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Coloring for Adults": Saline District Library.

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All adults invited to color while listening to music. Supplies provided.
1-2:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration requested. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Wool Gathering": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Dec. 3, 11, & 17. All grade 6-adult invited to bring their knitting & crochet projects and interact with fellow crafters. Other fiber-based artists welcome.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab (Dec. 3 & 17) & 1-3 p.m., AADL Westgate (Dec. 11). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Tutoring: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation, writing practice, and book groups for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

We Care Connect Memory Cafe: Ypsilanti Senior Center.

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This new program is free for caregivers and persons living with memory loss to engage in social conversation, creative and entertaining activities, and develop friendships for mutual support while relieving the mental and physical stress that Alzheimer's disease or related dementia brings to daily interactions, tasks, and responsibilities. Comfortable seating, coffee bar, and soothing music are added features to enter a welcoming non-judgement environment.
Ypsilanti Senior Center, 1015 N. Congress St, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-483-5014. ypsilantiseniors@sbcglobal.net www.ypsiseniorcenter.org [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Anime Afternoons": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to watch new and classic anime shows. Sushi & other Japanese snacks.
3-4:15 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 4 p.m. 

Darius Staliunas: University of Michigan's Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Anti-Jewish Pogroms in Lithuania under the Tsars
Lecture by Darius Staliunas of the Lithuanian Institute of History
In 19th century Russian-ruled Lithuania, anti-Jewish feelings were widespread among the Christian population. This talk will demonstrate this by focusing on blood libel accusations as well as describing the role of modern anti-Semitism. Staliunas will identify the structural preconditions and the specific triggers that turned anti-Jewish feelings into collective violence, and analyze the nature of this violence.
There is an elevator and accessible, gender neutral restrooms on the first and second floor. If you have a disability that requires an accommodation, contact judaicstudies@umich.edu or 734-763-9047.
Thayer Building, Room 2022, 202 S Thayer St. 7347639047. judaicstudies@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/53368-13349565.html



 4, 7, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Maria by Callas": Michigan Theater.

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(Tom Volf, 2018). Documentary about Greek American opera singer Maria Callas.
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]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Special Collections After Hours: Do You Want to Play a Game?": U-M Library.

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Display of board games from the Labadie Collection. Also, a chance to play some of them.
4-7 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library 6th Floor, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-1746.


 4:30, 7:30, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Green Book": Michigan Theater.

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(Peter Farrelly, 2018). Drama about an Italian American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African American classical pianist on a tour through the American south in the 1960s. Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali.
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]


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Yoga for Athletes at Running Fit": Yoga Rising.

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Yoga for Athletes is a class for athletes of all abilities and experience, not to be confused with athletic yoga! Our aim is to improve performance and pleasure in athletic pursuits and to prevent injury. Much of the focus is on stretching, but we go deeper than just becoming more limber. We tone underused muscles, build mental strength and stamina with a focus on breath work, and begin to correct the body imbalances that can lead to chronic pain and injury.
Please email robin@yogarising.fit
Running Fit, 5700 Jackson Rd,, Dexter. $12/class. 7346490796. robinsp@umich.edu www.yogarising.fit [map]


 6 p.m. 

"3rd Annual Holiday Gala": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Silent auction and mead tasting.
6 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission; $15 for mead tasting (includes 5 1-oz. pours). Metered parking. leelwalsh@comcast.net. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bookbinding: Long Stitch": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to learn this simple method of bookbinding. No stitching experience required.
6-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"Photo Tour of Turkmenistan": American Business Women's Association.

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Photo presentation by a local exchange student. Followed by a silent auction of holiday gifts. The program begins with networking and dinner.
6 p.m., Quarter Bistro, 300 S. Maple. $21 in advance; $20 (cash or check only) at the door. Reservations required by noon Dec. 6 at abwa-maia.org/resform.html. mortime@emich.edu. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Knits & Crochets.

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


 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to compete in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m.), and modern (Fri. 6:30 p.m., competitive) decks. Also, a competitive draft game on Sundays. Prizes. Bring your own cards.
1 p.m. (Sun.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 & $7.50 (casual), $10 & $15 (competitive), & $10 (booster draft). 786-3746. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Authentic Italian with John Coletta": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Sold out.
6:30-9 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $75. Reservations required. 663-3663. [map]


 6:40 p.m. 

"Boy Erased": State Theatre.

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(Joel Edgerton, 2018). Drama about the true story of a gay son of a Southern Baptist preacher who's outed to his parents and is forced to decide between conversion therapy and permanent exile. Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Lucas Hedges.
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.


 6:45 p.m. 

"The Great Buster": Michigan Theater.

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(Peter Bogdanovich, 2018). Documentary about silent film comedian Buster Keaton.
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]


 6:50 & 9:35 p.m. 

"Border": State Theatre.

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(Ali Abbasi, 2018). Suspenseful fantasy-romance about a female customs officer who smells fear and develops an attraction to a traveler whose scent she can't sense. Swedish, 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Forbidden Planet": U-M English Department Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group.

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Screening of Fred M. Wilcox's 1956 reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest set in space. Followed by discussion. Pizza. Bring drinks and snacks to share, if you wish.
7 p.m., 1180 U-M Duderstadt Center, 2281 Bonisteel at Murfin, North Campus. Free. 764-2253. [map]


 7:00 p.m. 

"Full Body Fit": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Full Body Fit: A small-group workout customizable to all fitness levels focusing on all the basics of fitness: strength, cardio, flexibility, and balance. Free with most Better Living Fitness Center memberships or $15 for drop-in. All ages and abilities welcome!
Better Living Fitness Center, 834-B Phoenix Dr. $15. (734)747-0123. fplonka@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"GrieveWell During the Holidays": GrieveWell.

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Join us for this special, one-hour workshop to learn about grief and helpful tips for managing grief during the holidays. RSVP: info@grievewell.com or 734-975-0238.
Red Cross Building, 4624 Packard St. Free. 734-975-0238. info@grievewell.com www.grievewell.com [map]


 7 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Form: Sun Shen.

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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]



 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues., except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Open to all age 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Dec. 4, 11, & 18. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Go-Tech Meeting: Maker Works.

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Join us for this self-proclaimed "geek show-and-tell." Makers present their creations!
We have people interested in a wide scope of topics and endeavors. Programming, robots, machining, welding, artistic creations, metal casting, anything being built. Pretty much anything someone is "Making" is welcome at a Go-Tech meeting.
Also, if you have a problem with your project ask for help and the brain trust of Go-Tech will amaze you with solutions to difficulties you haven't even explored yet. This is an open group. All are welcome and especially young makers are encouraged to bring in a project to show off.
Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 7342224911. frontdesk@maker-works https://www.maker-works.com/events/go-tech [map]



 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Herbal Sachets Gift Making": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Dawn Henry helps all grade 6-adult make sachets with lavender, rose, chamomile, marigold, mint, or jasmine. Materials provided.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Holiday Yarn Trees": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to make a table topper with yarn and glittery items. Materials provided.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Music of the Marimba": Saline District Library.

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Local marimba player Paul Demick performs a family-friendly program of classical music.
7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"National Security in Threatening Times": U-M Ford Presidential Library.

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Talk by WTOP radio (Washington, D.C.) national security correspondent J.J. Green.
7 p.m., Ford Library, 1000 Beal. Free. 205-0555. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Plausible Fictions: Electronic Chamber Music": U-M School of Music/UMMA.

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U-M music professor Michael Gurevich directs electronic chamber music students in works that use technology to subvert or transform perceptions of reality. Inspired by the current photography exhibit, Proof: The Ryoichi Excavations.
7 p.m., UMMA Apse, 525 S. State. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local morris dancers lead an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. Food & drinks available.
7-10 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 7:10 p.m. 

"Free Solo": State Theatre.

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(E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, 2018). Documentary following the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
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.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Wizard and the Prophet": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Charles Mann's incisive portrait of 20th-century scientists Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped current ideas about the environment.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157.


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. except Jan. 1. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Lex Korten/Kenji Lee Duo and Formanek Tripathy Duo: Ziggy's.

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Saxophonist Kenji Lee and pianist Lex Korten team up for an evening of beautiful music. Also on this bill are multireedist Peter Formanek and drummer Cory "Sibu" Tripathy who will open the evening. Learn about Kenji Lee at https://kenjilee.jimdo.com/. Learn about Lex Korten at https://lexkorten.bandcamp.com/releases and http://www.jazzspeaks.org/the-actions-of-others-lex-korten-speaks/
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Donation. $10 (suggested donation). (734) 221-3961. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

University Philharmonia Orchestra & University Choir: U-M School of Music.

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Oriol Sans conducts these ensembles of music majors in Jean Sibelius's Symphony no 5, notable for its famous "Swan Hymn," a theme inspired by the vision of 16 swans taking off over the water. The program also includes Beethoven's Fidelio Overture and Debussy's enchantingly foggy and delicate Nocturnes.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 9:05 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.


 9:25 p.m. 

"Beautiful Boy": State Theatre.

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(Felix Van Groeningen, 2018). Drama about a family's struggles with addiction and recovery based on the memoirs of father and son David and Nic Sheff. Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamat.
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.


 10:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Tues., except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Tango dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded at 9:30 p.m. by a lesson ($10).
10:30-11:30 p.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (free with lesson). sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Jesse Kramer Trio

Jazz trio led by drummer Kramer. With saxophonist Bobby Streng and bassist Damon Warmack. [venue info]

Club Above: Open Mike

Hosted by Reigna Rein. Sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m. No cover. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Oz's Music Environment: "Anything Goes Open Stage."

All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. He recently released his first CD in 18 years, Big Car Town, a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working- class heritage. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Phil McMillion

Veteran local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 7-9 p.m [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band Paul Klingerís Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]

 
 


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