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Calendar of Events

Monday, December 24, 2018






 
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 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]


 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.


 4 & 7 p.m. 

"Roma": Michigan Theater.

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(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: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4, 4:30, & 7:30 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: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4-8 p.m.  Free! 

Living Nativity: First Congregational Church.

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Costumed reenactors present the traditional Nativity scene, outfitted with live goats, sheep, and a camel & a donkey. Also, a Children's Christmas Pageant (5:30 p.m.) with animals.
4-8 p.m., First Congregational Church, 608 E. William at State. Free. 662-1679. [map]


 4:15 & 7:15 p.m. 

"Green Book": State Theatre.

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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.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatre.org, 668-TIME.


 4:15 & 7:15 p.m. 

"Mary Queen of Scots": Michigan Theater.

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(Josie Rourke, 2018). Biopic about Mary, Queen of Scots starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.
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 & 7:30 p.m. 

"Mary Poppins Returns": Michigan Theater.

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(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]


 4:45 & 7:45 p.m. 

"At Eternity's Gate": Michigan Theater.

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(Julian Schnabel, 2018). Willem Defoe stars in this Vincent van Gogh biopic.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5 & 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lessons and Carols: First Presbyterian Church.

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The traditional program of scripture readings interspersed with congregational carol singing led by the church's chancel choir.
5 & 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free. 662-4466. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Silent Night": Northside Community Church.

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A child-friendly celebration of Christmas stories and music highlighted by tenor Glenn Perry's performance of "O Holy Night" and a singing of "Silent Night" in the round.
6 p.m., Northside Community Church, 929 Barton Dr. Free. 662-6351. [map]


 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"A Musical Prelude to Worship": Zion Lutheran Church.

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Zion's chancel choir, handbell choir, praise band, and vocal and instrumental soloists present a program of music celebrating the birth of Christ.
6:15-7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 994-4455. [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]


 7 p.m. 

"Vice": State Theatre.

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(Adam McKay, 2018). Biopic about former Vice President Dick Cheney. Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Christmas Eve Service: Calvary Presbyterian Church.

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Calvary Presbyterian Church will be having a Christmas Eve Service of "Lessons and Carols" December 24th at 7:00.
Calvary Presbyterian Chuch, 2727 Fernwood Ave. Free. 7349713121. calvarya2@gmail.com www.calvarya2.com [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Festival of Lessons and Carols: First Baptist Church.

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The church presents the Christmas story through a program of alternating scriptural readings and choral and congregational singing adapted from the famous Christmas Eve service at King's College, Cambridge (England). Children welcome; child care provided for infants and toddlers.
7:30-9 p.m., First Baptist Church, 512 E. Huron. Free. 663-9376. [map]


 10 p.m.  Free! 

"Christmas Eve Festival Prelude": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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St. Andrew's music director Deborah Friauff directs the church's adult choir and Baroque Chamber Orchestra in Dieterich Buxtehude's The Infant Jesus and In Dulci Jubilo. Also, separate programs by the orchestra and the handbell choir.
10 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518. [map]



 
 
 

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