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Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 13, 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]



 9-11 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House Elementary Campus: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

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Come and explore what's happening at Daycroft School's elementary campus. Group tours start at 9 or 10am. Schedule a tour today by registering at admissions@daycroft.org. Check out our website at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Elementary Campus, 1095 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org [map]



 10-10:30 a.m. & 7-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Storytimes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

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.-noon  Free! 

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

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Every Thurs. except Dec. 27. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Beginners welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [map]


 10 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.  Free! 

"Preschool Hike: Once There Was a Tree": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Shawn Severance leads a hike for kids ages 2-4 (accompanied by a caregiver) to visit the largest tree at Parker Mill County Park, leaving small solstice presents along the way for forest animals.
Parker Mill, 4650 Geddes. Free; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

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

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


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.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]



 Noon-3:45 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]


 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Dec. 6, 13, & 20. Performances by area musicians. Dec. 6: Violin students from the Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute. Dec. 13: 19th-century holiday music by the Dodworth Duo. Dec. 20: Seasonal works by the Counterpoint quintet.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Arthritis": Sun Shen.

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



 2-3 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.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.


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"VR Adventure": Chelsea District Library.

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All adults invited to try out the library's virtual reality headsets, including Lenovo Mirage and Sony Playstation.
2-3:30 p.m., CDL learning lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required; session limited to 8 people. 475-8732. [map]


 3:40, 6:45, & 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]


 3:55, 6:30, & 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 p.m.  Free! 

Meditation for Beginners: Isha Foundation.

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A certified Isha Kriya meditation instructor discusses and leads a session of this simple guided meditation of 12-18 minutes.
4-5 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library 3rd floor free space, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. (313) 451-4742. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Meditation for Beginners": Isha Foundation.

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A certified Isha Kriya meditation instructor discusses and leads a session of this simple guided meditation of 12-18 minutes.
4-5 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library 3rd floor free space, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. (313) 451-4742. [map]


 4:05 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]


 4:10 p.m. 

"Mirai": State Theatre.

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(Mamoru Hosoda, 2018). Animated film about a young boy who finds a magical garden that allows him to time travel and meet different relatives. Japanese, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:15 p.m.  Free! 

"A Horn for Louis": Saline District Library Chapter Champs.

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Kids in grades 1-4 invited to discuss Eric Kimmel's biography of Louis Armstrong.
4:15-5 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 4:20 & 6:30 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.


 4:30 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.


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Super Stories Book Club: Dexter District Library.

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Kids in grades K-2 invited for story time, crafts, and snacks. Theme: Dragons & Other Mythical Creatures.
4:30-5:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 5:00 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]


 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Board Game Night: The Loaded Die.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play popular board games (list available at theloadeddie.com). "Board Game Guru" on hand to answer questions. Raffle.
5-9 p.m., Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free (buy your own food & drink). facebook.com/drinkblom. [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

Sauerkraut Supper: Saline American Legion.

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Spaetzle, mashed potatoes and gravy, pork, knockwurst, and dessert. Served family-style. The Legion also hosts a pan-fried walleye dinner the last Wed. of every month ($15).
5:30-7:30 p.m., Saline American Legion Hall, 320 W. Michigan Ave., Saline. $12. 429-7310. [map]


 6:20 & 9:05 p.m. 

"The Happy Prince": Michigan Theater.

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Drama about Oscar Wilde's life after his release from prison. Rupert Everett, Colin Firth.
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]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Ari's Greatest Hits of 2018": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Dec. 12, 13, 19, & 20. Zingerman's cofounder Ari Weinzweig discusses and offers taste samples of some of his favorite Zingerman's products. This extremely popular annual event usually sells out.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's, 422 Detroit St. $55 in advance and (if available) at the door. 663-3400. [map]


 6:45 p.m. 

"Can You Ever Forgive Me?": State Theatre.

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(Marielle Heller, 2018). Biopic of Lee Israel, the formerly successful celebrity biographer who turned to literary forgeries to make a living. Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant.
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. 

"The Favourite": State Theatre.

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(Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018). Period drama set in 18th-century England about 2 women competing for the affection of the eccentric and sickly Queen Anne. Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz.
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! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs., except Nov. 22. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 7 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]



 7-9 p.m.. 

Grief Support Group: Knox Presbyterian Church.

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It hurts when someone close to you dies. Find help at GriefShare.
Class runs 13 weeks but anyone can join at anytime.
$20 covers the workbook for the entire 13 weeks. Scholarships are available.
Knox Presbyterian Church, 2065 S. Wagner Rd., Ann Arbor, 48103. $20. 734-761-5669. frontdesk@knoxannarbor.org https://knoxannarbor.org/home/grow-connect/care/grief-support/ [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Sandy Hook Vigil & Remembrance: Moms Demand Action - Washtenaw County.

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This year marks the 6th anniversary of the heartbreaking Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, CT. Since then, 500,000 Americans have been killed or injured by guns. Gun violence impacts all communities; victims, survivors, and families are often forgotten.
The Washtenaw County community is invited to this non-denominational vigil of loving remembrance for all who have fallen victim to gun violence. The evening includes live music, a student performance, and messages of hope.
We urge you to join us in our effort to continue to shine a light on the devastating epidemic of gun violence in our nation.
Together with the Newtown Action Alliance, sponsored by Moms Demand Action - Washtenaw County, Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice, Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence, and Washtenaw Youth Initiative.
First Congregational Church, 608 E. William St. Free. momswashtenaw@gmail.com [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Southeast Michigan Woodworkers Meeting: Maker Works.

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Gather, share, learn, and enjoy with other woodworkers. More info at http://semiww.org/
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com https://www.maker-works.com/events/southeast-michigan-woodworkers-meeting [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Homeopathy Basics": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by naturopath Clinton Zimmerman.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 994-4589. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness and Meditation for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant leads participants in a series of guided meditations. Bring a blanket or pillow, if you like.
7-8:15 p.m., AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Mic & Share": Bookbound.

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All poets invited to read their own work or a favorite poem by another writer. Followed by a reading by a featured poet TBA.
7 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth. Free. 369-4345. [map]


 7-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Sew a Maze!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Beth Battey shows all grade 6-adult how to make a handheld fabric maze for marbles. Supplies provided.
7-8:45 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Singing for Comfort": Threshold Choir.

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All invited to join this local choir to sing soothing songs that are easy to learn. No experience necessary.
7-8:30 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport. Free. 646-7405, (313) 204-0060. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Stories of Us": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All-ages storytelling program with stories about migration, movement, exile, and belonging, featuring U-M Afroamerican and African outreach coordinator Elizabeth James, EMU Students Organize for Syria president Ahnas Alzahabi, and AADL storyteller Laura Raynor.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Story Night": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members host a storytelling program. Audience members are encouraged to bring a 5-minute story to tell. This is the last performance until March 2019.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7:10 p.m. 

"Vox Lux": State Theatre.

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(Brady Corbet, 2018). Drama about a pop star's rise to fame after a tearjerking performance at a school shooting memorial. Natalie Portman, Jude Law.
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.


 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comhaltas.

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


 7:30 p.m. 

Shadow League Show: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Thurs., except Dec. 27. Improv by up-and-coming local troupes, including This Is A Quiz, a group that may or may not incorporate a quiz into its show.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Deck the Hall": Ypsilanti Community Choir.

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Ariel Toews-Ricotta directs the choir, accompanied by the Depot Town Big Band, in an eclectic program of seasonal choral music and big-band favorites. Preconcert and intermission music by the local jazz quartet BDQ.
7:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. 481-9285. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Hello Dolly!": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun. (except Nov. 22), Nov. 15-Dec. 23. This local professional theater company performs Jerry Herman's long-running musical about a charismatic, opportunistic woman out to make a quick buck. Complications arise when she tries to play matchmaker to the wealthy Horace Vandergelder. The score includes such memorable songs as "Put on Your Sunday Clothes," "It Only Takes a Moment," and the title tune.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Thurs.; $36 (seniors, $34; youth & groups of 10 or more, $32) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $34 (seniors, $32; youth & groups of 10 or more, $30) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki": Fathom Events.

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Dec. 13 & 18. (Kaku Arakawa, 2018). Documentary about the beloved anime film director. Note: The film is shown at Emagine both days and at Ann Arbor 20 on Dec. 18 only.
7:30 p.m., Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 8 p.m. 

escapeVelocity: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This piano-violin duo of Texas-based violinist Giancarlo Latta and NYC-based pianist Robert Fleitz performs 20th- and 21st-century chamber works, including Ruth Crawford's Sonata for Violin and Piano, Olga Neuwirth's Quasare/Pulsare, Judith Weir's Music for 247 Strings, duos by Jessica Mays and Rebecca Saunders, and Theo Chandler's Reflected Arcs, a new work commissioned by the duo.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20 (students, $10) in advance at

a2tix.com/events/12-13-2018escapevelocity/tickets, 769-2999.
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 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 p.m. 

Joe DeVito: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Dec. 13-15. Popular NYC comic whose act is a fast-paced blend of mordantly irreverent observational one-liners with self-deprecating storytelling about male-female relationships, his Italian American family, and current events. He was one of the principal writers for Morgan Spurlock's satirical documentary Super Size Me. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $9 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $11 (Thurs.) & $16 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8-9.30 p.m. 

Leigh Daniels' Ensemble: Ziggy's.

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Ziggy's is proud to host this daring, creative ensemble for a DONATION BASED show!
-Leigh Daniels, Leader, double bass
-Travis Aukerman, Music Director, drums
-Max Bowen, guitar
-Galen Bundy, piano, keyboard and electronics
-Mark Kieme, multiple woodwinds
-Daniel McDonald, vibraphone
-Steve Wood, multiple woodwinds
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Donation. (734) 221-3961. https://www.facebook.com/events/585384735208183/ [map]


 8 p.m. 

Tish Hinojosa: The Ark.

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Highly regarded Mexican-American country-folk singer-songwriter, now living in Germany, whose repertoire--in English, Spanish, or both--ranges from country love songs both plaintive and playful to gritty tales about life in Texas border towns to one-of-a-kind pieces like a wonderful song about the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. According to a Los Angeles Times reviewer, Hinojosa "doesn't just mix American country and Mexican musical styles but makes the real connection between them clear."
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $15 in advance at theark.org & at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Diva Royale": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 20-Dec. 29. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Jeff Daniels' new comedy about 3 Midwestern stay-at-home moms who plan a trip to NYC to see Celine Dion, but things go awry in hilarious fashion as soon as they get on the plane.
3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]


 9:20 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.


 9:30 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.


 9:40 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Desmond Jones

Grand Rapids funk-rock jazz fusion quintet. Opener: Pajamas, a local pop-rock jam trio. $8-$11. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Desmond Jones

Grand Rapids funk-rock jazz fusion quintet. Opener: Pajamas, a local pop-rock jam trio. $8-$11. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: "Bluegrass & Beer Thursday"

The local Pontiac Trailblazers, a bluegrass quartet led by bassist Ryan O'Shea, performs a set and then hosts a jam session during a 2nd set. Bring your instrument. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Slice

Veteran East Lansing pop dance quartet. [venue info]

Last Word: The Pherotones The Pherotones

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

Mash: Dave Menzo photo by Myra Klarman

This local singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His recent CD, Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network."

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

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

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

Ypsi Alehouse: Katie Pederson

Local singer-songwriter and pianist whose influences include Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, John Mayer and Jon McLaughlin. Her repertoire also includes pop covers from the past 50 years. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike

All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Sam Corbin. [venue info]

 
 


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