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Calendar of Events

Saturday, January 5, 2019






 
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 9-10 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Hudson Mills Activity Center.

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Programs for kids ages 4-7.

Jan. 5: "Busy Beaver." Story about how Michigan's largest rodent changed the course of the Huron River. Craft activity follows.

Feb. 2: "Animals in Winter." Story of how animals survive winter, with accompanying craft.

Mar. 2: "At Grandpa's Sugar Bush." Reading of Margaret Carney's book about a boy making maple syrup the old-fashioned way with his grandfather. Tour of Hudson Mills' syrup-making operation follows.
9-10 a.m., Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 per child. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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Jan. 5 & 19. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $12 (students with ID, $8) includes lesson; $5 for dance only. facebook.com/A2DanceRevolution. [map]


 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Dexter District Library.

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Sale of used books, CDs, DVDs, and more.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free admission. 426-4477. [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Home Buyers Workshop": Charter Township of Ypsilanti.

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A four-week course to
help educate anyone
considering a home
purchase.
Each week, a different
panelist will educate
buyers on the many
areas of a successful
purchase, followed by
a question and answer
session
Ypsilanti Township Community Center, 2025 E. Clark Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-544-3800. averges@ytown.org www.ytown.org/registration [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Home Buyers Workshop: Charter Township of Ypsilanti.

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A four-week course to
help educate anyone
considering a home
purchase.
Each week, a different
panelist will educate
buyers on the many
areas of a successful
purchase, followed by
a question and answer
session
Ypsilanti Township Community Center, 2025 E. Clark Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-544-3800. averges@ytown.org www.ytown.org/registration [map]



 10 a.m.-midnight  Free! 

Remote-Controlled Car Racing: Washtenaw RC Speedway.

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One of the largest regular gatherings of RC racers in the country features off-road dirt-track racing for stock and modified model electric trucks and buggies. Spectators welcome. Food concessions.
10 a.m.-midnight (registration 8-9:30 a.m.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Doors open at 8 a.m. Free admission. $17 to race. (517) 290-7128. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Ukulele Club: Dexter District Library.

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Youth in grades 4-12 invited to try out ukuleles. Light refreshments. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Parents welcome to participate.
10-11 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 10-10:40 a.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Robinsongs for Kids director Robin Robinson presents a program of music and movement for babies through 5-year-olds, accompanied by an adult.
10-10:40 a.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Electioneers": Washtenaw County Democratic Party.

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Panel discussion on running local and statewide elections with Gretchen Driskell's campaign manager Erin Bozek-Jarvis, Democratic advisor Jen Eyer, Michigan Democratic Party "Get Out the Vote" regional director Zach Hayward, and Dana Nessel's campaign manager Rick Michaels. Also, at 11:30 a.m., a forum with candidates for a new Michigan Democratic Party chair to be chosen at a state-wide convention in February.
10 a.m.-noon., Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw. Free; non-perishable food items accepted for the WCDP food drive. Washtenawdems.org. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Holidays": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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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]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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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.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 10:30 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]


 11 a.m. 

"Donation YinYasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Saturdays from 11am-12pm, join Mota Thai Yoga for a Donation YinYasa Yoga class (suggested donation $5-$20)
This class is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. Some postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This allows the muscles to relax, and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. In between these postures, movement and flowing between postures will be done to create internal heat. Appropriate for all levels. This class is heated between 80-90 degrees.
Mota Thai Yoga is located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. Look for door #22 with the red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. info@motathaiyoga.com motathaiyoga.com [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Sat. Linda Zimmer reads seasonal stories for kids age 6 & under.
Bookbound, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345.


 Noon 

Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Music Jam: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Massachusetts musician David Kaynor and North Carolina musicians Katie and Corie Pressley lead a session of reels and jigs in various genres. All acoustic musicians invited.
Noon-2 p.m., Ypsi Alehouse, 124 Pearl St., Ypsilanti. Free. fjkarsch@umich.edu. [map]


 12:55 p.m. 

"Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 Premiere": Fathom Events.

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Screening of the 1st episode in the latest season of this Japanese anime series that revolves around a psychic middle schooler.
12:55 p.m., Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 973-8425 (Ann Arbor 20) & 316-5500 (Emagine).


 1 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Daily, except Jan. 1. All invited to play in competitive or casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive; Fri. 6:30 p.m., casual), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual; Sat. 1 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), Pauper (Thurs. 6:30 p.m., casual), and Booster Draft (Fri. 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m., competitive) decks. Bring your own cards for casual tournaments. Also, the 2-person card game Netrunner (free) at 6 p.m. on Mondays.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Thurs. & Fri.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Jan. 5 & 21. All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.

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Jan. 5: Olson Park (1-3 p.m., meet at the entrance on Dhu Varren at Pontiac Trail) to help remove invasive shrubs to improve bird habitats in celebration of National Bird Day.

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Jan. 21: Barton Nature Area (1-3 p.m., meet at the Barton Dam parking lot, 1010 W. Huron River Dr.)o pull invasives on this MLK Day of Service.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"An Introduction to Synthesizers with North Coast Modular Collective": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Members of this area group of synthesizer enthusiasts talk about how to get started making electronic music. Beginners and experts welcome. For grade 9-adult.
1-4 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off Poco the sloth (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a cougar, red tailed boa, armadillo, and tegu, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including African crested porcupines, a kangaroo, bald eagle, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1 & 3 p.m. 

"Professor Ray's Everyday Science: ChemMystery": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Jan. 5 & 6. Interactive chemistry demos and experiments.
1 & 3 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 1:30-2:30 p.m. 

Teen & Pre-Teen Aerial Silks (ages 11-17): A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to focus on the fundamentals of the aerial silks. Students will learn the basic poses and sequences, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching.
New students will work on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, students with aerial experience will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination!

This is not a drop-in class, all students MUST please register via the Aviary website before arriving to the studio
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies Encore": Ann Arbor District Library.

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First Steps Washtenaw instructor Monica Higman leads infants through 5-year-olds (accompanied by an adult) in a program of music and movement.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. . [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Intro to Improv for Teens": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Members of the local long-form improv group Work Friends show all in grades 9-12 the basics of improv comedy.
2-4 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Paper Making": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Kids ages 7-12 invited to make recycled paper out of old newspapers, magazines, or mail. Bring your own paper materials; other materials provided.
County Farm Park Platt Rd. pavilion. Preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Paper Airplanes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 3-adult invited to make and fly a variety of paper airplanes. Prize awarded to the person whose plane flies the farthest.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to practice juggling. Beginners welcome. Attendees advised to call ahead if there's inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. juggling.info@umich.edu, umich.edu/~juggle, 761-1115.


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]


 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Massachusetts musician David Kaynor leads a jam for contra dance musicians, with emphasis on learning new tunes by ear and playing backup on new tunes. All instruments welcome.
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 994-9307. [map]


 3-4 & 4-5 p.m. 

"Strum & Drum": Oz's Music Environment.

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Families invited to get on stage to sing and make music on a variety of instruments. Also, at 4 p.m., a free Kids Open Stage.
3-4 p.m., Oz's, 1920 Packard. $15 per family. 662-8283. [map]


 3:25, 6:15, & 9:25 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 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatre.org, 668-TIME.


 3:25, 6:30 & 9:35 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]


 3:35, 6:50, & 9:10 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]


 3:35, 6:25 & 9:35 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.


 3:45, 6:45 & 9:15 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 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatre.org, 668-TIME.


 3:50, 6:20 & 9:20 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 (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 & 6:35 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 (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! 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. All invited to play low-key parlor games.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 5-6 p.m. 

"Hand Balancing & Contortion for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This all-level class is designed for active young people (ages 8-17) to build the courage for inversions and the strength to stay upside down. Students will learn to balance on their hands, create absurd shapes, and find their bendiest self. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by practicing hand balancing and contortion fundamentals. This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to the studio.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 6-7:50 p.m. 

"DJ Skate": Arctic Coliseum.

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Skating to Top 40 music.
6-7:50 p.m., Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr. (off Manchester Rd., 1/2 mile south of the intersection of Old US-12 & M-52), Chelsea. $5 (children 14 & under, $3) admission, $3 skate rental. 433-4444. [map]


 7-8:15 p.m. 

"Flexitortion": A2 Aviary.

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This 75 minute class can take your flexibility from basic warming up stretching to beginning contortion poses. All levels are welcome, as students train at their own pace with instructor guidance. We will focus on safely exploring your limits through proper warming techniques and mat exercises to take home. Please bring your own yoga mat, if possible. Come increase your bendy power, learn to prevent injuries through safe stretching, breathe, and stretch in a supportive environment. It is strongly recommended that this class be taken as your final physical activity of the day, and not as a warm up for other activities. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 7-11 p.m. 

1st Saturday Contra: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Drake Meadow calls international dances (7 p.m.) and contras (8 p.m.) to live music by Twas Brillig and the Mazel Toves. All dances taught; no partner needed. Bring clean shoes. Also, a clogging demonstration by North Carolina dancers Corie and Katie Pressley. Preceded at 6 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass) and a silent auction fundraiser (bring items to auction).
7-11 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $12 (members, $11; students, $7). 769-1052, 274-0773. [map]


 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Matthew Broussard: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Jan. 3-5. Young Atlanta-bred comic who was named Houston's Funniest Person in 2012 for his playful humor directed at unlikely topics like physics and grammar, along with offbeat matters like the hardships of resembling a villain from an 80s movie. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $12 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $16 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8-11 p.m. 

Carey/Wilder/Taylor and Subatlantic Songs at Ziggy's.

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Kirsten Carey (guitar), Kaleigh Wilder (sax), Jon Taylor (drums) perform an improvised set. Bassist Ben Willis opens with solo set.
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Donation. $5. (734) 221-3961. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Heartland Trio & Carey/Wilder/Taylor at Ziggy's.

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Please join us to celebrate the release of Heartland Trio's first full-length album, "Year One." Music to start at 8:30pm.
PRAISE FOR YEAR ONE: "Constantly creative, intelligently arranged and often grounded in groove, this is one of the most engaging albums I've listened to in a while. The trio draws from an incredible amount of unlikely influences and sounds like a BAND with a clear direction and a very distinct voice." -- Walter Smith III, tenor saxophonist and composer
Founded by bassist Hannah Marks in 2017, Heartland Trio consists of Hannah Marks on double bass, Barclay Moffitt on tenor saxophone, and Rocky Martin on drums. The band draws from Marks' musical upbringing in folk and spirituals, while grounded in the group's improvisational and groove background of jazz and rock. Along with their original compositions, Heartland Trio also uses jazz standards, rock songs, and traditional folk tunes as vehicles for expression. The trio's sound reflects their desire to create
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Donation. media@ziggysypsi.com https://www.facebook.com/events/562591244172034/ [map]



 8 p.m. 

Milonga: Michigan Argentine Tango Club.

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Jan. 5 & 19. Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ. The club also hosts practicas ($5) on Mondays (8-11:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.) that include one-on-one work and open dancing.
8 p.m.-midnight, Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. $10 (members, $5). umich.edu/~matc. [map]


 8 p.m. 

The Yellow Room Gang: The Ark.

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In-the-round performances by this group of 8 award-winning veteran Michigan songwriters who get together regularly to share their new work. Members are David Barrett, Jim Bizer, Annie Capps, Kitty Donohoe, Jan Krist, Matt Watroba, and Michael Hough & David Tamulevich of the local duo Mustard's Retreat. The Yellow Room Gang released the 2015 compilation CD Decade in celebration of its 10th anniversary.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. Comedic improv by experienced local performers.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]
 


 9 p.m.  Free! 

Comedy Show: Om of Medicine.

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Monthly stand-up comedy show. Snacks & beverages.
Om of Medicine, 111 S. Main. Free. 369-8255. Free. [map]


 9:05 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Mike Concannon Band

Concannon is a local singer-songwriter whose music draws on rock, blues, soul, and country influences. He recently released his debut CD, Better Late Than Never. Openers: Jim Roll, a local band led by this nationally prominent local singer-songwriter known for his barbed alt-country-flavored folk-rock ballads and love songs., and Brian Lillie, a popular local folk-rock singer-songwriter. $12. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Mike Gentry

Local pop-folk singer-songwriter whom longtime Guitar Player editor Jas Obrecht praises as "brilliant at coffeehouse-approved acoustic music, blistering hard rock, and most styles in between." [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Guy Hollerin's: Ralph McKee Blues & Soul Project

Energetic, sophisticated blend of soul, funk, blues, and gospel by this band led by Hoodang bassist McKee. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: 50 Amp Fuse

Popular Detroit 70s and 80s classic rock band. [venue info]

Mash: Jason Dean

Local singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Nobody's Business

Redford blues and blues-rock band. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Deadicated

Detroit psychedelic jam band that specializes in the music of the Grateful Dead and its circle. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: 3rd Anniversary Party."

With several performers, including members of Pearl Street String Band, Phil McMillion, Cliff Mulvihill, Banjo John, James Henes, Michael Joseph, ZZvava, and more. Noon-midnight. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Lilly MacPhee

Yearning, ethereal folk rock by this Detroit indie singer-songwriter. [venue info]

 
 


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