"You've got plenty of choices for NYE, but if you're looking for a casual hang that's heavy on the art tip, consider this. We'll have the amazing trio of Max Bowen (guitar), Aidan Cafferty (bass) and Bob Sweet (drums), plus musicians are welcome to sit in, so bring your horn, axe, or voice and help us ring in the New Year. The trio hits from 10pm to 1am, BUT THAT"S NOT ALL as the evening opens with Oliver Mayman and his sweet band [Danny Freiband (guitar), Oliver Mayman (vibraphone/drums) and Stan Greenstone (bass)].
A $10 suggested donation goes directly to the musicians.
Champagne toast will be provided to welcome the new year in.
Desserts and drinks available for purchase as always and patrons are welcome to bring in dinner or order from nearby restaurants.
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Donation. $10 or pay what you can. 734-221-3961. https:
Dec. 22-Jan. 6, except Dec. 24 & 25. Family-friendly hands-on activities and demonstrations. With live entertainment, including the Farmington Aim High Flyers high school pop-rock band (Dec. 22; 11 a.m., noon, & 2:30 p.m.), Beverly Meyer, "The Music Lady" (Dec. 26 & 31, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Jan. 1, noon), "Mr. Dan's Music Show" (Dec. 27 & 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.), local multi-instrumentalist Ken Kozora's "Electro Music Magic!" (Dec. 29 & 30, 1 & 3 p.m.), "Woodspeak Drum Experience" with Ragbirds drummer Randall Moore (Jan. 2 & 3, 1 p.m.), and nationally known local folk duo Gemini (Jan. 4, 1 p.m.). Also, Dec. 26-Jan. 6, "Hackathon: Games!" (10 a.m.-4 p.m., except Dec. 30 and Jan. 1 & 6, noon-4 p.m.) features hands-on activities with video games and board games.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 (members & infants, free) regular museum admission. 995-5439. [map]
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.
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.
AADL storytellers present a program of holiday-themed stories for kids ages 2-5 and their families. Also, games, music, and a balloon drop at noon.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-4200.
Join us for our Noon Year's Eve Balloon Drop at the Westerman Preschool & Family Center, 2775 Boardwalk Dr 48104. We'll have a few activities beginning at 11:30am leading up to the balloon drop at 12 Noon. This event is provided by Fit4Mom Ann Arbor with support from First Steps-Ann Arbor. This is a FREE event for families. We hope you'll join us.
Please register so we get an idea of how many are coming. https:
Westerman Preschool & Family Center. Free. 7349944949. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs., except May 27. 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]
Nov. 1: Findlay. 7 p.m. Exhibition game.
Nov. 9: Mount St. Mary's. 7 p.m.
Nov. 19: Detroit Mercy. 7 p.m.
Dec. 6: Long Island. 7 p.m.
Dec. 15: Morgan State. 11 a.m.
Dec. 21: Southern. Noon.
Dec. 31: Minnesota. 2 p.m.
Jan. 8: Northwestern. 7 p.m.
Jan. 20: OSU. 3 p.m.
Jan. 27: MSU. 2 p.m.
Jan. 31: Iowa. 6 p.m.
Feb. 7: Nebraska. 7 p.m.
Feb. 14: Indiana. 7 p.m.
Feb. 21: Rutgers. 7 p.m.
Mar. 3: Wisconsin. 2 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Crisler Center. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]
Dancing to live music by the Depot Town Big Band. Hors d'oeuvres and toast drinks. Party favors.
3 p.m.-12:30 a.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $65. Reservations required by emailing email@example.com. 429-9561. [map]
All ages invited for a family-oriented program of live music by local youth bands, games, craft activities, a chili cook-off, and more. Door prizes.
4-8 p.m., Beach Middlle School, 445 Mayer (off Freer south from Dexter-Chelsea Rd.), Chelsea. Free. 593-6269. [map]
Aris Chalin Trio features Aris Chalin (keyboard), Jonah Eichner (bass) and Noah Greenberg (drums). We are happy to report that trumpeter Clarence Collins, who will be back in town from college at the New School (NYC) for the holidays, will be the special guest on this occasion.
Dessous, 312 S. Main Street. Free. (734) 222-0202. [map]
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]
Local drummer Siers and nationally renowned local boogie-woogie and blues pianist Mark "Mr. B" Braun perform their blend of blues, boogie-woogie, R&B, and early rock 'n' roll. With guest musicians TBA.
7 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $20-$45 (students, $10). Reservations recommended. a2tix.com
All invited to join an annual year-end candle-lighting ceremony that includes meditation and chanting.
8-10 p.m., Zen Buddhist Temple, 1214 Packard at Wells. $20. 761-6520. [map]
Live music, storytelling, and comedic improv by the League of Pointless Improvisers.
8 & 10:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $18 (10:30 p.m.) in advance at pointlessbrew.com and at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]
Kevan "K-von" Moezzi is a stand-up comic and actor, best known for his appearances on Last Comic Standing and MTV's Disaster Date and through his popular YouTube channel. His comedy draws heavily on the cultural and generational conflicts arising from his Persian American heritage. The 10:30 p.m. show includes party favors & champagne at midnight.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $25 (8 p.m.) & $30 (10:30 p.m.) reserved seating in advance & at the door. 996-9080. [map]
Allow us to help you usher in 2019. Join us for our New Year's Eve Celebration.
Ticket price includes Louis Roederer Champagne toast at midnight.
Aris Chalin Jazz Trio from 6p-8p, DJ AMF spinning from 10pm - 3am.
Full menu dinner service available prior to event (separate reservation required -- www.dessousannarbor.com)
Must be 21 or over to attend this event past 830p.
No refunds will be issued after 12/28/18.
Dessous, 312 S MAIN STREET. $15 - $3,000. 734-222-0202. SGORDON@DESSOUSANNARBOR.COM https:
The Cellar Cats will be rocking in the New Year at the Grotto from 10:00pm-1:00am (though the Grotto will be open much earlier). Lotsa fun, drink, food, and dancing with great folks! No tickets necessary - $10 cover at the door.
The Grotto kitchen will be open with it's usual tasty bar menu available to order from. Party like it's 2019!
Zal Gaz Grotto Club, 2070 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103. $10 Cover. 734-663-1202. zalgaz.org [map]
Blind Pig: Stormy Chromer
Local progressive jam-rock quartet. Openers: Chirp, a local jazz-inflected progressive funk-rock quartet, and Biomassive, a Traverse City electronic jam band that plays originals and covers of the Grateful Dead. $15. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Bona Sera: "PoptART."
Club Above: Hullabaloo
Veteran local 9-piece collective whose upbeat, energetic music draws on ska, jazz, funk, punk, and Latin influences.
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.
Guy Hollerin's: Lady Sunshine & the X Band
Popular local gospel-flavored blues band led by Lady Sunshine, a fiery, rich-voiced singer whose style blends elements of Aretha Franklin, Koko Taylor, and Denise LaSalle. The band has a new CD, Big Sexee. $40 (includes champagne toast and light hors d'oeuvres buffet at midnight) in advance and (if available) at the door. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.).
Habitat Lounge: The Front Men
Detroit vintage-rock band. Also, in the Weber's Inn ballroom, the Nightline, a veteran Top 40 dance band.
Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds
Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May. 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Cellar Cats
An eclectic mix of rock 'n' roll, Motown, blues, soul, R&B, progressive rock, and swing by this ensemble of veteran local musicians fronted by singer-flutist Patty O'Connor. With guitarist and harmonica player Myron Grant, guitarist Kip Godwin, keyboardist Mark Wight, bassist Terry Gordinier, drummer John Marion, and Charles Dayringer on congas, clarinet, and sax. A benefit for SafeHouse. 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
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