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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 9, 2019






 
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 11 a.m  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
Respite Available/$5.00 Optional lunch 12-1
Silver Maples, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 Noon  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]


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"PFAs and the Huron River: What We Know And What We Need To Know": Water Department, City of South Lyon.

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Public Health Seminar presented by Laura Rubin, Executive Director of the Huron River Watershed Council on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 1:30 - 2:30PM. Please join us.
South Lyon City Hall Auditorium, 335 S. Warren St., South Lyon. Free. 248-437-4942. suzan_mccallum@hotmail.com southlyonmi.org [map]


 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
Storypoint/Senior Living Communities, 6230 S. State Rd./Independent Living, Saline. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 3:25, 6:20, & 9:05 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.


 3:30, 6:50, & 9:20 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]


 3:30, 6:40 & 9:15 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.


 3:45, 6:20 & 9:35 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]


 3:50, 6:30 & 9:25 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.


 4 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: $10.50 (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, 6:35 & 9:10 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 p.m.  Free! 

Concerto Competition Finals: U-M School of Music.

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Jan. 9 & 10. Performances by undergrad (Jan. 9) and grad (Jan. 10) music students.
4 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

"Vinegar 101": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Vinegar - it's more than red wine, white and apple! Learn about all the complexity and balancing qualities that vinegar provides and how it can enhance different dishes. Learn how to make your own vinaigrettes and take home great recipes for dressing your salads to the nines!
Attendees receive a 20% off coupon to use after the tasting. Seats are limited so sign up early.
Zingerman's Next Door Café, 418 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $10. 734.663.3400. https://events.zingermanscommunity.com/node/18885 [map]


 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

"Vinegar 101": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Zingerman's staff discuss and offer taste samples of a variety of vinegars.
6:30-7:30 p.m., Zingerman's Upstairs Next Door, 418 Detroit. $10. Reservations required. 663-3400. . [map]


 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Monarch Butterfly Migration: Unsolved Mysteries of a Familiar Story": Ann Arbor Wild Ones.

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Talk by U-M ecology and evolutionary biology postdoc André Green.
6:45-8:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens rm. 125, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 604-4674.


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 8 copies of your work to share.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip-Hop in the United States": Ann Arbor District Library.

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U-M Arab and Muslim American studies professor Su'ad Abdul Khabeer reads from her new book examining the relationship between Islam and blackness in hip-hop. She also performs her one-woman poetry-theater-dance show, Sampled: Beats of Muslim Life.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. . [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"A Fijian Wedding": Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Club member Bronwen Gates describes the rituals of a traditional Fijian wedding, from her perspective as a non-Fijian mother of the groom. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass).
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 769-1052, 274-0773. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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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. 

"Rachel Hollis: Made for More": Fathom Event.

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Jan. 2 & 9. Rebroadcast of this August motivational talk for women by the founder of the popular Chic Site blog. Q&A.
7:30 p.m., Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine Saline (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $14 & $15 in advance at fathomevents.com/events. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits": History Readers.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by retired Army procurement analyst Ron Fiorani, of U-M Afroamerican and African studies professor Tiya Miles' 2017 book about the little-explored history of slavery in Detroit.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey Booksellers, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Hamell On Trial with Bradley Hale & Chris Sandon @ Ziggy's.

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We couldn't get the Clash or Bill Hick for this surprise Wednesday show, so we got the man who mixes those two together. Ziggy's presents Hamell On Trial as he kicks off his first national tour of 2019. "Picture an acoustic guitar and a bald sweaty f*cker with a predilection for punk" is what it says, so we're bringing in local heroes Bradley Hale (Shindig Machine) and Chris Sandon (Modern Lady Fitness) to complement such mayhem.
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Donations recommended. media@ziggysypsi.com https://www.facebook.com/events/2289190417768756/ [map]



 9 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. 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, $4; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Marsha Gayle & Debbie Fogel

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

Blind Pig: Shaggy 2 Dope

All ages admitted. Acclaimed Detroit horrorcore hip-hop rapper. Opener: Ouija Macc, a Detroit horrorcore hip-hop rapper. $20 ($25 at the door). 9 p.m.-1 a.m. [venue info]

Circ Bar: Andrea Doria

Riverview jazz-inflected pop-rock quartet. 7-9 p.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: Wych Elm

Local string sextet that plays a stylishly pungent, soul-infused mix of folk, rock, jazz, and old-time music. [venue info]

Old Town: Treetown Swingtette

Local ensemble that plays a wide range of swing music, from Cole Porter to Django Reinhardt. Members are fiddler Paul Winder, vibes player Cary Kocher, bassist Paul Keller, and singer-guitarist Myron Grant, who also plays harmonica. [venue info]

 
 


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