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Calendar of Events

Saturday, January 12, 2019






 
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 8 a.m.-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]


 9 a.m. 

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

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Jan. 12 & 19. All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult; ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Arb Reader Center (Jan. 12), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (Jan. 19), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email. tgriffit@umich.edu, 647-8528. [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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Jan. 12 & 13; Feb. 9 & 10. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Youth age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (members, $3; kids age 12 & under, free). (517) 605-0624. [map]


 9:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness Meditation": Dexter District Library.

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Guided meditation followed by discussion.
9:30 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 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]



 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [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.-4:30 p.m. 

"Holistic Health + Eco Pop Up": Ann Arbor School of Massage, Herbal & Natural Medicine.

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Local earth-conscious vendors show and sell ceramics, woodworking, handmade paper, hand-bound books, fiber art, apothecary and holistic health items, and more. Also, make-and-take craft activities (donation). Tea and gluten-free treats.
10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., AASM, 6276 Jackson Rd., ste. B. Free admission. 769-7794. [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.  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.


 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Art Studio: Don't Throw It Out! Let's Make Art with It!": UMMA.

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Local artists Susan Clinthorne and Nora Venturelli lead a sculpture project inspired by Louise Nevelson, whose work is currently on display in the exhibit Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s. For families with kids age 6 & up.
11 a.m. & 2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Preregistration required at umma.umich.edu/events. 764-0395. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m. 

"Hand Balance": A2 Aviary.

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Would you like to turn the world upside down while remaining on the ground? Or perhaps you have some handstand experience but want to learn new tips and tricks? This class works with all level students on building the courage and strategies for inversions on the hands, head, and arms. We will focus on alignment, flexibility, and strength, as well as covering spotting, falling, breath, and subtle adjustment. More experienced students will be working on progressively more challenging poses and transitions. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by demonstration of handstand tips and tricks, and practice with spotters. 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]



 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]


 12:45, 4, 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: $10.50 (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]


 12:45-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby.

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Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. It is the most focused and influential organization working on national climate policy. We are working to build support for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (energyinnovationact.org), a fair and effective policy to reduce GHG emissions. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions. Newcomers are welcome to come at 12:30 for a brief overview.
Ann Arbor District Library - 3rd floor Freespace room, 343 S. 5th Ave. Free. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org http://annarborccl.org [map]



 12:55 p.m. 

"Adriana Lecouvreur": Fathom Events.

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Jan. 12 & 16. Live broadcast (Jan. 12) & rebroadcast (Jan. 16) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Francesco Cilea's 1902 opera about a real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her passion, onstage and off. Italian, subtitles. Note: The Jan. 16 show is at Quality 16 and Ann Arbor 20 only.
12:55 p.m. (Jan. 12) and 1 & 6:30 p.m. (Jan. 16), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine Saline (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $18-$27 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine). [map]


 12:55 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]


 1-2:15 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]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Korean Cinema NOW": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies.

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Screening of contemporary Korean films. Subtitles.

Jan. 12: "1987: When the Day Comes" (Joon-Hwan Jang, 2017). Political thriller based on a true story about the activism triggered by the 1987 death of a South Korean student.

Jan. 26: "Believer" (Lee Hae-young, 2018). Action film about a police detective who teams up with a gang member to catch a drug lord. Korean, subtitles.

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Michigan Theater. FREE. 764-1825. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Nerf Wars 2.0!": Charter Township of Ypsilanti.

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Does your child like a little friendly
competition? Come join us for NERF WARS!
Teams will build a fort, strategize, and get
ready for battle.
We will play Capture the Flag,
Freeze Tag, and other fun games.
Bring a Nerf Gun that uses regular darts. No mega darts, please. All participants must
wear safety glasses.
Teams will be organized on event day.
An email will be sent with more details to all registered participants.
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January 12th Saturday 1:00 - 2:00 pm 5 - 7 Years (K - 2
nd Grade)
January 12th Saturday 2:15 - 3:15 pm 8 - 10 Years (3rd - 5
th Grade)
January 12th Saturday 3:30 - 4:30 pm 11 - 13 Years (6th - 8
th Grade)
Activity Fee: $10.00 per child
Registration Due: Monday, January 7th @ Ypsi Twp. Recreation Community Center
Location: Ypsilanti Township Recreation Community Center
2025 E. Clark Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: 734-544-3800
Email: ytrd@ytown.org
Web: ytown.org/registration
Ypsilanti Township Community Center, 2025 E. Clark Rd., Ypsilanti. $10. 734-544-3800. ytrd@ytown.org ytown.org/registration [map]



 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. & July 27. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6 p.m. sharp (except July 27, 1-5 p.m.), AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Amigurumi Succulents": Ann Arbor District Library. .

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Local crafter Drew Hill shows all grade 6-adult how to crochet a small succulent as an introduction to amigurumi, the Japanese art of crocheting or knitting small stuffed toys. Supplies provided. Previous crochet experience recommended.
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]


 1:30-2:30 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Walking Through Grief": Arbor Hospice.

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Contact Cathy Hing for more information at 734-794-5127.
The death of a loved one can bring on many reactions, including a desire to isolate yourself, or a lack of motivation to take part in physical activity. This is a monthly social group which will take place in various parks in the Ann Arbor area. This is an opportunity for grievers to socialize while getting fresh air and exercise. All activity levels are welcome and individuals can walk at their own pace.
Various Ann Arbor PArks. Free. 734-794-5127.


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"1980s Tripendicular Crafting Party": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to make ribbon barrettes, woven loom potholders, Chinese jacks, plastic lanyard keychains, Shrinky Dinks, and more. Snacks include Capri Sun, NERDS, Pop Rocks, Whatchamacallits, and Fun Dips. Prizes for the best 80s costume.
2-4 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. . [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Mini Tambourines": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for kids in grades preK-3.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Winter Restoration and Tree ID": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All invited to help pull invasive shrubs and vines. Followed by a hike led by WCPARC naturalists Shawn Severance and Katie Carlisle. Tools provided; no experience necessary.
2-4 p.m., Parker Mill County Park,4650 Geddes. Free. 971-6337. [map]


 2:30-3:30 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]



 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.


 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Past Life Exploration": Natalie Candela, PhD.

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Have you ever wondered if you lived before and if your past may have an impact on you present life? Past or parallel lives can leave lasting imprints on our present psyche. They affect our likes and dislikes, our beliefs, doubts, and fears, and highlight our interests and talents. Whether you are simply curious about the other lives you might have experienced or you want to clear away what's holding you back and tap into your undiscovered strengths, go on a profound journey of soul discovery and return with answers and a greater connection to the real You.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. $20. 810-701-5208. natalie@awakenedhypnosis.com AwakenedHypnosis.com [map]



 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]


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Popsicle Stick Paper Dolls": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for kids in grades K-5.
3-4 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3:15, 6:10, 9 & 11:50 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.


 3:25, 6:40, 8:40 & 11:30 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, 6:25 & 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: $10.50 (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]


 3:35 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: $10.50 (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]


 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 & 11:40 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: $10.50 (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, 6:35 & 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]


 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]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bluegrass Gospel Jam Session.

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Mark and Claudia Aills are joined by other local string musicians for a program of bluegrass and country gospel tunes.
6-8:30 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free, but donations accepted for Dexter Senior Center. 878-1078. [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]


 6:20 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.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

2nd Saturday Contra Dance Party: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Performance by the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic, the nationally renowned ensemble of Saline high school students with an energetic, polished stage show whose repertoire includes music, song, and dance from the traditions of American folk fiddle, bluegrass, jazz, Western swing, and Celtic music. Followed by contra dancing to music by the band. No experience or partner needed. Wear loose fitting clothing and flat non-slip shoes.
7-10 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. $11 (members, $10; age 29 & under, $5). 945-1343. [map]


 7 p.m. 

734 Saturdays January @ Ziggy's: Northern Threat Entertainment.

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We partner with local artists (mainly from the 734, but all are welcome!) in order to provide a space to nurture emerging acts and OG's as well--doesn't matter if its your first show or you 100th, if you're striving to become better at what you do, we wanna work with ya!!
OPEN MIC from 7:30-8:30---artists come with your USB Drives ready or an acoustic instrument! We also welcome comedy and poetry
(WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR TRACK. USBS OR AUX ONLY)
FEATURED ARTISTS:
MYKEL ANDRE
FELLIEXSITH
JAKE MALTBY
HEATHER LEE
SOS-UP
JUANYE
G SOUL
MIBOY DICE
Sounds from DJ Nitro
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $5. media@ziggysypsi.com https://www.facebook.com/events/2596257003722721/ [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

Al Bettis: Zion Lutheran Church Concert Series.

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Performance by this Detroit-born acoustic soul singer-songwriter.
7:30 p.m., Zion Sanctuary, 1501 W. Liberty. $10 suggested donation at the door 994-4455. [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. 

"Coloring with Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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Age 12 & up invited to color while interacting with adoptable cats. Snacks, soda, and coloring supplies provided.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $10. Preregistration recommended at tinylions.org/coloringwithcats. 661-3575. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Carpe Diem String Quartet: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This critically acclaimed touring quartet performs chamber music that draws on Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz idioms. A Delaware Gazette critic praised the group for its "vigor, passion, and a sense conveyed to the audience that they were having a good time." With violinists Charles Wetherbee and Amy Galluzzo, violist Korine Fujiwara, and a cellist TBA.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$35 (students, $10) in advance at

a2tix.com/events/2019-1-12-Carpe-Diem-String-Quartet. Reservations recommended. 769-2999.
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 8 p.m. 

Jill Jack: The Ark.

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Sultry-voiced Detroit folk-rock singer-songwriter whose music also draws freely on jazz and country flavors. Her 2005 CD Moon and the Morning After won a Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Folk Recording. For her annual birthday show tonight she showcases material from her 1998 debut CD, Too Close to the Sun.
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 p.m. 

Mozart Birthday Bash - Mozart Requiem: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Saturday, January 12. 8 pm. Hill Auditorium. Pre-concert lecture 7:00 pm.
Pianist Alon Goldstein returns by popular demand to play Mozart's 9th piano concerto - Mozart's first unequivocal masterpiece of the Classical period by 21-year-old Mozart, and pianist Alon Goldstein brings it to life.
Mozart's farewell piece, the Requiem, summarizes his genius with heart-melting melodies. With Louise Toppin, Sedona Libero, Charles Reid, Daniel Washington, Measure for Measure, Livingston County Women's Chorus, and the Huron and Pioneer High School A Cappella Choirs
Hill Auditorium, 825 N University Ave. $20-$72 for Single Tickets. 7349944801. info@a2so.com a2so.com [map]



 8 p.m. 

Peter Madcat Ruth: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth Cafe 704 Coffeehouse.

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World-renowned veteran local harmonica wiz whom Dave Brubeck once praised as one of the world's "great jazz soloists." He has a massive repertoire of blues, jazz, folk, and rock tunes, along with several fine originals and songs by other contemporary composers. Madcat sings and also plays guitar, ukulele, jaw harp, kalimba, pennywhistle, and more. Tonight, he's accompanied by percussionist John Churchville.
8-10 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $8 ($15 for 2). 665-0409. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Mozart Birthday Bash": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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AASO music director Arie Lipsky conducts the orchestra and guest musicians in a program celebrating Mozart's 262nd birthday. The program is highlighted by Mozart's stormy Requiem, one of the most beloved of all choral works. With the large local men's chorus Measure for Measure, the Livingston County Women's Chorus, local high school choirs, and singers Louise Toppin, Sedona Libero, Charles Reid, and Daniel Washington. Also, Israeli pianist Alon Goldstein joins the orchestra in the Piano Concerto no. 9 in E-flat major. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $20-$72 in advance at a2so.com & the AASO office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100), and (if available) at the door. 994-4801. [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]


 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]
 


 8:50 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.


 11:59 p.m. 

"Midnights at the State Theatre."

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Friday shows at 9:30 p.m. Saturday shows at midnight.

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Jan. 25: "Baby Driver" After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. 9:30 p.m.

Jan. 26: "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (Edgar Wright, 2010). Action-comedy-fantasy about a guy who must defeat his new girlfriend's 7 evil exes to win her heart. Midnight.

Feb. 8: "Monty Python and the Holy Grail Sing-Along." A sing-along to Terry Gilliam's 1975 film about King Arthur and his knights' search for the fabled Grail. 9:30 p.m.

Feb. 9: "Shrek" (Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, 2001). Animated classic featuring a whimsical Beauty-and-the-Beast-style tale of a genial green ogre who falls for a canny princess. Midnight.

Feb. 22: The Princess Bride" (Rob Reiner, 1987). Sweet, witty, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale about a farm girl kidnapped by a villainous ruler who intends to make her his princess. Mandy Patinkin, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright Penn, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn. 9:30 p.m.

Feb. 23: "Spaceballs" (Mel Brooks, 1987) Manic, pun-filled Star Wars parody starring Mel Brooks, John Candy, Bill Pullman, and Rick Moranis. Midnight.
State Theatre. Tickets $8 (MTF members, $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

B-Side: "Athena's Mix of Hip-Hop and Rap."

A mix of regional talent and local teens. [venue info]

Canterbury House: Girl Noise

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Club Above: Stop Watch

Local postpunk indie rock quartet. Openers: Approachable Minorities, an Ypsilanti hip-hop ensemble, and Summer Like the Season, a Detroit electronic art-rock quartet. 8 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Scottie Alexander

Brighton singer-pianist who plays pop-rock covers by everyone from Elton John and Lionel Richie to Matchbox Twenty and Kings of Leon. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Michele Held and Annie Bacon

Double bill. Held is a a Detroit pop-folk singer-songwriter with a distinctively soulful vocal style, and Bacon, a recent transplant from San Francisco, is a veteran Americana folk-rock singer-songwriter. [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: Laura Rain & the Caesars Laura Rain & the Caesars

An intense fusion of funk, soul, and blues by this Detroit quintet fronted by vocalist Rain. [venue info]

Mash: Chris Canas Band

Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas. [venue info]

Mash: Matt Boylan

Covers and originals by this local pop-folk singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Bird into Bear

Highly regarded local acoustic roots-music folk-rock sextet, formerly known as Dragon Wagon, that calls its music "bluegrass folk-rock with a touch of Irish whiskey." Opener: Glass City Groove, Versatile Toledo pop, rock, and R&B cover band led by the father- son rhythm section of percussionist Ray and drummer Brandon Benson. No cover. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Agenda 21

Detroit activist reggae-rock trio, fronted by singer-songwriters Sherry Lutz and Leslie Glapa Panzica, featuring songs about radioactive leaks, Monsanto, the war racket, government lies, and more. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: LeLe XO

Alt-pop singer-songwriter from Sterling Heights debuted at #33 on the iTunes Alternative charts. [venue info]

 
 


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