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Calendar of Events

Friday, January 11, 2019






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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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 a.m.  Free! 

"Free Friday Fabric Banners": SCRAP Box Ann Arbor.

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Join us EVERY Friday in January for drop in fabric banner and garland making ALL DAY LONG! Crafters will have access to all the reuse materials needed to make unique and one of a kind fabric decor! Great to jazz up any space or to give as a gift.
This craft is a free gift from SCRAP to you any Friday this month!
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. Free. Donations Accepted. 7349940012. claire@scrapbox.org scrapbox.org [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]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Creative Break": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Fri. except Jan. 4. All invited to bring a lunch and participate in a directed craft activity. Jan. 11: "Peaceful Pastel Sunset." Jan. 18: "Winter Wonderland." Jan. 25: "Patterned Paper Landscape."
Noon-1 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 3:30, 6:25 & 9 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.


 3:30, 6:45 & 9:30 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]


 3:40, 6:35 & 9:10 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.


 3:45 & 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]


 3:50 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]


 3:55 & 6:35 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, 6:45 & 9:20 p.m. 

"If Beale Street Could Talk": State Theatre.

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(Barry Jenkins, 2018). Romantic drama about a pregnant woman whose fiancé is falsely accused of a crime.
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.


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 5-9 p.m. 

Wolverine Classic: Gym America.

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Jan. 11-13. Nearly 1,000 women gymnasts compete in this national-level competition. Complete schedule available at gymamericagymnastics.com.
5-9 p.m. (Fri.) & 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Admission $12 (tentative) at the door. 971-1667. [map]


 5-9 p.m. 

"Pets & Pajamas Movie Night": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Jan. 11 & 25. Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch the animated films Ferdinand (Jan. 11) and Ice Age (Jan. 25). Also, crafts and a chance to interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
5-9 p.m., HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $35 ($15 for each additional sibling). Preregistration required at hshv.org. 661-3575. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Theorizing Music Affective Work": U-M School of Music.

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University of Texas ethnomusicology professor Sonia Seeman discusses the musical activities of the Bach family in the 17th and 18th centuries and the Turkish Roman Sesler family from the 1920s to today.
5 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Watkins Lecture Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

Aris Chalin Trio.

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Aris Chalin Trio featuring Jonah Eichner (bass), Noah Greenberg (drums) and Aris Chalin (keyboard).
Dessous, 312 S. Main Street. No Cover. (734) 222-0202. [map]



 6 & 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]


 6:15 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.


 6:30-9 p.m. 

First Friday Shabbat: Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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Note: 2nd Friday in Jan. All invited for dinner, preceded by a brief Shabbat observance with songs, candle lighting, wine, challah, and a Yahrtzeit observance to remember loved ones. After dinner, a game of "Jewish Jeopardy." Children welcome.
6:30-9 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $10 (family, $25). Reservations required at jewishculturalsociety.org. 975-9872. . [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Date Night": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Feb. 14 & 15. Staffers offer taste samples of several domestic wines, with artisan cheeses, bread, and other accompaniments.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Nutrition Goal Setting with Cassy Rivard, RD": FitPoint.

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Friday, January 11th at 7pm @ FitPoint
Join Cassy Rivard, our Registered Dietitian for well worth 1h of your day!
Set up SMART Goals for 2019!
1) Listen to Cassy's advice.
2) Write your own goals/plan.
3) Cassy will personally go over your goals and adjust them.
You are ready to go to start 2019 the RIGHT HEALTHY WAY
Cost:
$15 per Person
FitPoint, 250 W.Eisenhower Pkwy. $15. 7345319958. info@fitpointa2.com http://fitpointa2.com/events-promotions/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

Flashpapr/Mother Night/Raw Honey @ Ziggy's.

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No cover.
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. No cover.. media@ziggysypsi.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1090945144421655/ [map]



 7-9 p.m. 

"Lantern-Lit Ski & Snowshoe": Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Every Fri., Jan. 11-Feb. 8. All invited to walk or (conditions permitting) ski or snowshoe half-mile lantern-lit loops. Fire available to warm up between laps. A few pairs of snowshoes available to borrow.
7-9 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $11 recreation passport required ($16 if purchased at the gate). 475-3170. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Greatest Showman" Sing-Along: Michigan Theater.

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A sing-along to the 2017 P.T. Barnum biopic musical that won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Price of Providence": Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Merajur Rahman Baruah, 2014). Documentary about Dwayne Providence, who was wrongly convicted of murder. After 10 years in prison, he successfully sued the City of Detroit, but the city filed for bankruptcy before he could collect his money. Discussion follows with film producer Imran Syed.
7 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 & 10 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. 

"Orpheus and Euridice": Arbor Opera Theatre.

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Jan. 11 & 13. This polished local opera company presents Ricky Ian Gordon's tender song cycle, a contemporary take on the Greek myth of Orpheus's journey to the underworld to rescue his beloved Eurydice. Stars soprano Monica Dewey, pianist Kathleen Kelly, and a clarinetist TBA. Written as Gordon's partner was dying of AIDS, the music is "a reflection on love, death, and art that turns out to be simple, but effective," says an AllMusic review of a 2007 recording. "All three [musicians] are given music that tests the ranges of their instruments, despite this being an essentially austere piece."
7:30 p.m. (Jan. 11) & 2:30 p.m. (Jan. 13), Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $10-$25 in advance at a2tix.com/organizations/arbor-opera-theater. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
 


 8 p.m. 

John Oates: The Ark.

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Best known as one half of the popular 70s pop-soul duo Hall & Oates, Oates has also released several solo CDs, including the recent Arkansas, which showcase his trademark blend of R&B, pop, and folk idioms. He performs tonight with his band. Opener: Adam Ezra, a Boston roots-rock singer-songwriter.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $35 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. 

"Improv: Draw Duo/Draw Trio": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. Performance by a guest improv troupe TBA. Followed by performances by members of the League of Pointless Improvisers, in groups of 2 or 3 (assigned by the audience), and "water form," a long-form style of improv developed by Pointless.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 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]


 9 p.m.-midnight 

"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson and occasionally followed at midnight by blues dancing.
9 p.m.-midnight, Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). (847) 757-0942. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: "Tom Petty Tribute."

With The Insiders, a Kalamazoo-based Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers tribute sextet. $15 ($20 at the door). 9 p.m.-1 a.m. [venue info]

Club Above: U-M School of Dentistry Talent Showcase

With performers TBA. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: J. Washburn Gardner

Ypsilanti pop-folk singer-songwriter and classically trained tenor. [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]

Habitat Lounge: Dan Rafferty Band

Popular 8-piece Detroit pop dance band. [venue info]

Live: Mike Boyd & the Genessee Ramblers

Veteran local country and blues band led by the versatile singer- songwriter Boyd. 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: David Roof

Local blues-rock singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Jennifer Westwood & the Handsome Devils photo by Mark Bialek

Self-styled "hill country outlaw swamp music" by this Detroit band led by Westwood, a versatile Detroit Music Award- winning singer-songwriter who formerly fronted the retro outlaw honky-tonk band Waycross Georgia Farmboys. The band's influences range from R.L. Burnside and the Drive-By Truckers to Loretta Lynn and Lucinda Williams. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Open Mike.

All musicians invited. Hosted by Jacob Gibson. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Tap Room: Dirty Deville

Local jam-oriented psychedelic prog-rock quartet. Openers: King Under the Mountain, a local doom metal/stoner rock instrumental ensemble, and Shindig Machine, a local postpunk rock trio. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Andy Adamson Quintet Andy Adamson

Jazz originals by keyboardist Adamson in styles ranging from traditional to modern electric jazz, along with some free improvisation. With saxophonist Dan Bennett, acoustic and electric bassist Brennan Andes, trumpeter Ross Huff, and drummer John Taylor. The band has a new CD, First Light. $10. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Joel Palmer

Veteran Detroit singer-guitarist whose repertoire includes vintage and original blues, swing, and folk-style tunes. Opener: the Chelsea urban folk singer-songwriter duo Annie & Rod Capps. [venue info]

 
 


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