Ann Arbor Weather:
Monday December 17, 2018
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed

DEC

              1
  2   3   4   5   6   7   8
  9  10  11  12  13  14  15
 16  17  18  19  20  21  22
 23  24  25  26  27  28  29
 30  31          

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, December 19, 2018






 
Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Storytimes": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed. and Sun. except Dec. 9, 23, 26, & 30. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Dec. 2 & 5: "Stories in the Snow: Animal Prints.." Dec. 12: "Stories in the Snow: Brr! It's Cold!" Dec. 16 & 19: "Stories in the Snow: Snow Day!"
10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.


 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 12:30-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Fun": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed. All invited to play board games from the Senior Center's collection.
12:30-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. 794-6250. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed. except Dec. 26. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1 & 6:30 p.m. 

"La Traviata": Fathom Events.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Rebroadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi's ever popular 1853 operatic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas's The Lady of the Camellias. It is the story of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices her one chance at happiness when she learns that her relationship with her lover is compromising his family's honor. Italian, subtitles.
12:55 p.m.,Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $18-$27 in advance at fathomevents.com/events. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 3 p.m. 

"Diva Royale": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 3:40 p.m. 

"Free Solo": State Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 3:50, 6:45 & 9:40 p.m. 

"Vox Lux": State Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 4, 6:45, & 9:35 p.m. 

"Roma": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Alfonso Cuarón, 2018). B&W drama about a young domestic worker employed by a middle-class family in Mexico City during the political turmoil of the 1970s. Spanish, subtitles.
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, & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Favourite": State Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 4:10, 6:30, & 9:10 p.m. 

"Green Book": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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]


 4:10 & 6:55 p.m. 

"At Eternity's Gate": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Julian Schnabel, 2018). Willem Defoe stars in this Vincent van Gogh biopic.
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]


 4:25, 7:15, & 9:25 p.m. 

"Mary Poppins Returns": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Rob Marshall, 2018). Set in Depression-era 1930s London, this sequel finds Jane and Michael Banks all grown up, but a new generation of Banks children need Mary Poppins as much as ever.
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 p.m. 

"Full Body Fit": Better Living Fitness Center.

  community member   < less

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]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed. (except Dec. 26 & Jan. 2) and Jan. 12 & 26. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6-8:30 p.m. (Saturday sessions, 1-5 p.m.), AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 & 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help from club members. Knives and block-out & rough-cut patterns for sale. Members show their work Oct. 6 at the Saline Woodcarvers Show (time TBA, Liberty School, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline).
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 6:20 p.m. 

"Mirai": State Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed. except Dec. 26. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon.-Wed., except Dec. 24 & 25. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m., 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 5700 Jackson (Tues.), and 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues.), 548-6299 (Wed.). [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 6:30-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Smell and Tell: The Storytelling Secrets of Optimus Yarnspinner": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning smell and taste blog Glass Petal Smoke, discusses incorporating scents with storytelling, an idea inspired by the protagonist of the urban fantasy series by German writer Walter Moers.
6:30-8:45 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Drummunity Circle"

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Lori Fithian, a local drummer and drum teacher, leads a drum circle. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Kids welcome. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by a brief drum lesson.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main. Free. 426-7818. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Yin/Restorative Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

  community member   < less

Wednesdays from 7-8pm
In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow the muscles to relax and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. Class is heated around 80 degrees.
We are located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. You may park in the parking lot across from the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses, including the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha.
Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $18. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Adult Crafts: Saline District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Crafts for adults, including felt flowers (Nov. 28), ugly sweaters (Dec. 3, bring your own sweater or sweatshirt to decorate), the paper art of iris folding (Dec. 19), hand decorated glasses (Jan. 7), felt mug cozies (Feb. 4; mugs provided, bring your own if you wish), and 6-inch clocks (Mar. 4). Supplies provided (except as noted).
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http://bridgeclubs.org/index.php?id=289. 769-3994. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Hannah Burr: Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

This local artist discusses the relationship between art, the artist, and the creative process.
7-8 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Christmas Stories": Channeled Spiritual Discussion Group.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to discuss their spiritual and metaphysical questions with others with similar interests. The evening is led by Aaron, a "being of light" channeled by Barbara Brodsky, who offers a talk on a variety of spiritual practices. In this Christmas-themed program, Aaron tells stories of his time with Jesus.
7-9:30 p.m., Deep Spring Center, 704 Airport Blvd. Free, but donations are accepted. 477-5848. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Choir Concert: Huron High School.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Huron student choirs perform works TBA.
7:30 p.m., HHS Meyers Auditorium, 2727 Fuller. Free. 994-2040. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Culinary History Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to discuss The Poison Squad, Deborah Blum's biography of Harvey Washington Wiley, the 19th-century chemist who fought for food regulation in the U.S. at a time when corporations were putting formaldehyde in milk and using borax to preserve meat.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed. except Dec. 26. Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dances to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week. Wear soft-soled shoes.
7:30-10 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Steiner's 1904 introduction to anthroposophy, How to Know Higher Worlds.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Winter Sing": Pioneer High School.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Steven Lorenz directs all of the PHS student choirs--4 curricular and 9 extra-curricular--in works by Gastoldi, Mozart, Hildegard, Whitacre, Hogan, Handel, Thompson, and Tormis.
7:30 p.m., PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium. Free. 994-2189, ext. 2. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Open Stage: The Ark.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All acoustic performers invited. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up to perform 8 minutes (or 2 songs) each. The most talented and popular Open Stage performers are offered their own evenings at the Ark.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $3 (members & students, $2). 761-1451. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served. Note: new showtime starts Jan. 2.
8 p.m. (through Dec. 26) 7:30 p.m. (starting Jan. 2), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 9-11:30 p.m. 

"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Dec. 5, 12, & 19. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. $5 (students, $3; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]


 9:20 p.m. 

"Border": State Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Marsha Gayle & Debbie Fogel

Duo of veteran Detroit jazz & blues vocalists. [venue info]

Blind Pig: "Major Dudes Play Steely Dan."

Detroit 6-piece Steely Dan tribute band. $10 ($12 at the door). 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Detroit Street Hot Club

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 Tyler Rindo. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [venue info]

Mash: Adam Labeaux

An eclectic mix of jazz, folk, soul, funk, and rock originals by this local singer-songwriter, a former Ragbirds guitarist. He recently released the CD Itch. [venue info]

Old Town: Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet

World music-based jazz by this ensemble led by local bassist Sharp. With oud player Igor Houwat, violinist Henrik Karapetyan, and percussionist Mark List. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: The Blue Rays Trio

Eclectic blues-based trio with bassist Ralph McKee, guitarist Peter Holland, and harmonica player Tim Douthit. [venue info]

 
 


You might also like:

Today's Events
Restaurants where Outdoor Seating Is Available
A clickable zoomable map
Diva Royale
Broad comedy
Megan Inbody
Sports, Dancing, Nature, & Recreation
Health Care - Women's Health
Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales
Photo: 19th century fashion show
Nightspots: Bel-Mark Lanes
A Pair of Plymouth Rd. Closings
Olga's and Wings over Ann Arbor are out.
Sabine Bickford
Bandito's Is Still in Construction Hell
And Kanwar Sandhanwali is borrowing money to pay his staff.
Sabine Bickford
Buy tickets to local events at a2tix.com
A visitor's guide to Ann Arbor