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Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 10, 2019






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Master Kim Instructs Senior Student

Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Champion Gymnastics Session 3: Champion Gymnastics.

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Champion Gymnastics offers a year-round recreational program comprised of six 8-week long sessions. We take enrollment daily, so there is never a need to wait until the next session begins to enroll in all the fun! With a variety of age appropriate classes, we're sure to find the perfect day and time to suit your busy schedule. We are also happy to offer one, no-obligation trial class to new students so your child can be sure to find the right fit for their age and skill level. Be sure to register for your trial to ensure class space and availability.
Champion Gymnastics, 7240 Jackson Road. 734-222-1810. cga2@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/ [map]


 10 - 11:30 a.m. 

"The Future of Work: Renewed Activism for the Labor Movement: The Urgency of Young Worker Engagement": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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Presenter Maite Tapia will discuss a multi-year study on young workers and their level of involvement in the labor movements of four countries: France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Results suggest that two key variables affect level of involvement: the openness and encouragement of unions to the leadership development of young workers, and the persistence and creativity of groups of young workers in promoting their own engagement. Young workers embody labor's potential for movement-building and for resistance to authoritarianism and populism.
Dr. Tapia is Assistant Professor at Michigan State University's School of Human Resources and Labor Relations. Her research centers on the organizing strategies of trade unions and community organizations in the U.S. and Europe, and on work, migration, and the concept of intersectionality.
Washtenaw Community College, Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Drive. $10 Day Pass - $30 six lecture series (see the web site). 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu. https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Mah-Jongg: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Beginners welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"The Future of Work: How Will Your Grandkids Make a Living?": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs., Jan. 3-Feb. 7. A series of 6 weekly lectures by various speakers. Jan. 3: U-M business administration professor Jerry Davis on "What is Going on in the World of Work." Jan. 10: MSU labor relations professor Maite Tapia on "Renewed Activism for the Labor Movement: The Urgency of Young Worker Engagement." Jan. 17: U-M business administration professor Gretchen Spreitzer on "Human Thriving in the New World of Work." Jan. 24: U-M information professor Kentaro Toyama on "Artificial Intelligence and the Vanishing Future of Work." Jan. 31: WCC president & CEO Rose Bellanca on "Preparing Students for the Future of Work." Feb. 7: Menlo Innovations CEO Rich Sheridan on "Build a Workplace People Love: Just Add Joy."
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series, $10 per lecture for members. Memberships are $20 a year. 998-9351. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Little Paws Story Time": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Every Thurs. Stories, crafts, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats. Also, a chance to make a toy or treat for the animals. For kids ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.
10:30 a.m., HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $5 per child (babies under age 1, free). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tour the Tileworks": Motawi Tileworks.

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Every Tuesday at 1pm and Thursday at 11am, rain or shine, we offer a free tour of the Tileworks. You can browse our studio gallery, meet our staff, learn about our company history, and observe our tile-making process firsthand. Tours typically last 60-90 minutes and are best for ages 8 to adult. Reservations are not required, however please call ahead if your party consists of 10 or more.
Motawi Tileworks, 170 Enterprise Drive. Free. 734-213-0017. tours@motawi.com https://www.motawi.com/pages/tour-the-tileworks [map]



 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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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! 

"Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power": UMMA Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by Literati Bookstore creative program manager Gina Balibrera Amyx, of this 2017 essay collection on previously neglected black American artists 1963-83.
Noon-1 p.m., UMMA Taubman Gallery II, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 12:10 p.m. 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by area musicians.

Jan. 3: Americana roots music by ukulele player and steel guitarist Gerald Ross.

Jan. 10: Jazz by the Rob Crozier Trio.

Jan. 17: MLK-inspired program of classical works by the Grosse Ile Quintet.

Jan. 24: Armenian classical music by the duo of violinist Henrik Karapetyan and pianist Xavier Suarez.

Jan. 31: Singer-songwriter Camila Ballario, whose voice has been compared to Patty Griffin and Bonnie Raitt.

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12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Arthritis": Sun Shen.

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Medical studies have shown this particular program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as preventing falls for older adults. For this reason, arthritis foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in America give it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great start for beginner to improve health and wellness. Classes are held 1pm - 1:50pm. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E. Stadium Blvd. $55 / month, $17 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 1 p.m. 

"Four Season Landscapes": Ann Arbor Farm & Garden.

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Talk by advanced master gardener Janet Macunovich. Light refreshments.
1 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $5. Preregistration required by Jan. 2 at annarborfarmandgarden.org. 330-8521. [map]


 3:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Read to the Library Dogs": Chelsea District Library.

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All beginning readers ages 6-11 invited to read one-on-one for 10 minutes to a dog trained to act as if it's listening.
3:30-5 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 3:35, 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 (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.


 3:35, 6:40, & 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]


 3:45, 6:30 & 9:20 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]


 3:50, 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 (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.


 4 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]


 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]


 4 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]


 4:15, 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 (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.


 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Board Game Night: The Loaded Die.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play popular board games (list available at theloadeddie.com). "Board Game Guru" on hand to answer questions. Raffle.
5-9 p.m., Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free (buy your own food & drink). facebook.com/drinkblom. [map]


 5-6 p.m. 

Youth Mixed Aerial Apparatus (Ages 8-17): A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to explore the fundamentals of the aerial arts, known as "flying". Students will learn the basic poses and sequences on the trapeze, aerial hammock, and lyra, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. New students will focus 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!
All ages will warm up and cool down together. Depending on the size of the class, ages 8-12 and 13-17 will be split in to two groups, each with their own instructor, for all in the air activities.
This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to class
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 5:30 p.m. 

Sauerkraut Supper: Saline American Legion.

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Spaetzle, mashed potatoes and gravy, pork, knockwurst, and dessert. Served family-style. The Legion also hosts a pan-fried walleye dinner the last Wed. of every month ($15).
5:30-7:30 p.m., Saline American Legion Hall, 320 W. Michigan Ave., Saline. $12. 429-7310. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"Are You Ready to Start Your Business?": Ann Arbor SCORE.

  community member   < less Ann Arbor SCORE logo

Entrepreneurs have the idea, energy and commitment to focus on starting a business. But there are some fundamental up-front steps to take to avoid wasting your time and energy to get the business up and running.
This workshop takes you through the early steps that pave the way to a solid business plan and fewer surprises down the road.
Register at
https://annarborarea.score.org/event/are-you-ready-start-your-business
NEW Center Building, 1100 N. Main Street. $10. admin.0655@scorevolunteer.org annarborarea.score.org [map]



 6 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.
Cambrian Senior Living, 52365 10 Mile Road, South Lyon. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 6:30 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]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Animation Using Processing": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to explore both simple and advanced animation techniques using the coding language Processing. Beginners & experienced coders welcome.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Search for General Tso": Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Ian Cheney, 2014). Documentary about Chinese American food told through the story of General Tso's Chicken. Followed by a discussion led by local writer (and Observer contributor) Frances Kai-Hwa Wang.
6:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 & 9:35 p.m. 

"On the Basis of Sex": Michigan Theater.

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(Mimi Leder, 2018). Biopic about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her fight for equal rights. Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer.
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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

Beginning Pole Dance: A2 Aviary.

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Twirling, dancing, and climbing a pole - what more can you ask for? In this 90 minute class, you will learn beginning pole skills and have the opportunity to string them together in upbeat, fun choreography. With an emphasis on building strength and safe pole dancing form, we will explore the creativity of this vertical dance form. You will also learn how to set up and break down the X-Poles, so that you will be able to use them when you are cleared for open gym.
Please wear shorts (feel free to bring layers to stay warm) and avoid wearing lotion or jewelry to this class.
All genders are welcome in every class at the Aviary. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Southeast Michigan Woodworkers Meeting: Maker Works.

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Gather, share, learn, and enjoy with other woodworkers. More info at http://semiww.org/
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com https://www.maker-works.com/events/southeast-michigan-woodworkers-meeting [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"ABC's of Washtenaw Literacy": Chelsea District Library.

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Representatives from Washtenaw Literacy provide an introduction to this local nonprofit, which provides free tutoring in basic reading, writing, math, and English as a Second Language
7-8 p.m., CDL McKune rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration requested. 475-8732. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Lighter Fare for the New Year": Ann Arbor District Library.

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The Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodgers shares recipes for low-calorie salads, meals, and side dishes.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. . [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Modest Heroes": Fathom Events.

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Subtitled (Jan. 10) and dubbed (Jan. 12) screenings of 3 short anime films that explore ideas of heroism in everyday life.
7 p.m. (Jan. 10) & 12:55 p.m. (Jan. 12), Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Natural Remedies for Seasonal Affective Disorder": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local aromatherapist Margo Hertzfeld.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 994-4589. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Resin Art Jewelry": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to pour tinted resin into molds to make pendants and other types of jewelry. Items cure overnight and can be picked up at AADL anytime during the following week.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Starting from San Francisco: Thomas Rain Crowe in Conversation with Third Mind Books": Nicola's Books.

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Beat Generation scholar Arthur Nusbaum discusses his recent book about post-Beat writers published by Crowe in the 1970s and a 2018 collaboration between the Beat Museum in San Francisco and Nusbaum's local online bookstore, Third Mind Books, which specializes in works by Beat writers. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs., Sept.-May. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
7:30-9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. facebook.com/DetroitIMA. contact@detroitirishmusic.org. 255-5310. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Eddie Ifft: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Jan. 10-12. An energetic young Pittsburgh-bred comic who has been featured in his own Comedy Central special, Ifft is known for his quick-witted, irreverently caustic observational humor, usually aimed at contemporary mores and popular culture. 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.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. . [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Shadow League Show: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Thurs., except Dec. 27. Improv by up-and-coming local troupes, including This Is A Quiz, a group that may or may not incorporate a quiz into its show.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Oliver!": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Jan. 10-13. Wendy Sielaff directs local actors in Lionel Bart's popular 1960 musical adaptation of Dickens' Oliver Twist, the tale of an orphaned boy who falls in with a band of pickpockets in Victorian London. The score includes many popular hits, including "Where Is Love?," "Food, Glorious Food," "As Long As He Needs Me," and the title tune. Stars Emmanuel Morgan, Peter Sonnberg, Per Bergman, Richard Knapp, Taylor Towers, Elena Schroeder, Kevin Morgan, David Rowe, Caitlin Rowe, Lillian Pinsky, John Palenick, Gage Soucie, Brad Vincent, Melissa Pinsky, Ann Marie Mann, and Ainsley Maddock.
7:30 p.m. (Thur.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $28 (seniors, $25; students, $15; Thurs., tickets remaining at the box office 45 minutes before showtime are pay what you can) in advance at a2ct.org and, if available, at the door. 971-2228. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Three Women & the Truth": The Ark.

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Performance by Southern country-rock singer-songwriters Mary Gauthier, Eliza Gilkyson, and Gretchen Peters, a trio of critics' darlings who in a more astute world would each also be household names. Gauthier specializes in vividly detailed, sharply observed songs about people on the edge that one critic has dubbed "country noir." She's also known for the luminous purity of her singing, and she has a widely acclaimed new CD, Rifles & Rosary Beads. Gilkyson is known for searchingly honest introspective songs that blend arresting lyrics with catchy melodies and she sings in what the New York Times calls a "lush and passionate voice." Peters, whose songs have been covered by everyone from Faith Hill and Patty Loveless to Neil Diamond and Etta James, writes incisively resonant country-pop songs "[Her] music has the sweet ache of 1970s Tom Waits, while the lyrics pack an extraordinary amount of story-telling into five minutes," says the Financial Times.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]




 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Avidya

Gaithersburg (MD) experimental groove metal band. Openers: Zilched, a Detroit noise pop garage trio fronted by singer- songwriter Chloe Drallos, and Image over Being, the stage name of Lexington (MI) experimental soul singer-songwriter & drummer Travis Siegfried, along with the local retro grunge trio Pursuer. $5-$8. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: "Bluegrass & Beer Thursday."

The local Pontiac Trailblazers, a bluegrass quartet led by bassist Ryan Shea, performs a set and then hosts a jam session during a 2nd set. Bring your instrument. [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]

Last Word: The Pherotones The Pherotones

A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Mash: Pajamas

Local pop-rock jam trio. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network"

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer- guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: McLaughlin's Alley

Detroit Irish-tinged pop-rock quintet fronted by sibling singer- songwriters Tina and Maureen Paraventi. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike

All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Annie Capps. [venue info]

 
 


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