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Calendar of Events

Monday, January 14, 2019






 
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 10-11:30 a.m. 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 14-Apr. 22. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. Its spring concert is Apr. 26.
10-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com; 665-9271. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensation Stations": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All toddlers ages 18 months-3 years invited to drop in to engage their senses by scooping, pouring, squeezing, and shaking a variety of materials.
10:30-11:15 a.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: Jewish Community Center Music with Friends.

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The world-renowned Israeli pianist Alon Goldstein, who is featured in the AASO Mozart concert on January 12 (see listing), is joined by AASO artistic director Arie Lipsky on cello and violinist Aaron Berofsky in performances of Bernstein's Piano Trio and Beethoven's Piano Trio in B-flat Major (Archduke Trio). Preceded at 1 p.m. by dessert and socializing.
1:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $10 in advance at a2so.org and at the door. 971-0990. . [map]


 3 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 a 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.
King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2685 Packard Street. Free. 7343692716. aelliston@alz.org alz.org/mglc [map]



 3:30, 6:20 & 9:10 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.


 3:35, 6:30 & 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]


 3:40, 6:30 & 9:20 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.


 3:45 & 9:10 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 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.


 4, 6:50 & 9:30 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.


 4, 6:45 & 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]


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Workshop: Secret Decoder Ring": TinkerTech.

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Need to get a message to your friends safely? This calls for invisible ink and a secret decoder ring!
Join us and MAKE your own decoder ring that will allow you to decipher messages you write with an invisible ink pen. Even better, you get to KEEP your own decoder ring and invisible ink pen!
Ages: 7-11
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $20. 734-707-8019. michael@tinkertech.io https://shop.tinkertech.io/products/workshop-diy-secret-decoder-ring-1-hour [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Living On": Arbor Hospice.

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Please contact Margie Martin at 734-769-5821 to register.
A series of on-going groups where grief and loss topics are addresses as they arise, depending on the interests of those attending the group. The focus of these groups are to express feelings and experiences related to the loss in a supportive, caring, and nonjudgmental environment with the guidance of a grief counselor.
Arbor Hospice Home Office, 2366 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 734-769-5821. cbeckett@hom.org [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Triumphs and Dilemmas": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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All invited to join group discussions, organized by fiber technique. The program begins with socializing and displays of members' work.
6:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church Piper Hall (lower level, enter on the east side of the building and take elevator down), 1501 W. Liberty. Free. annarborfiberarts@gmail.com. [map]


 6:40 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. 

"Musical Mondays": Michigan Theater.

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"On the Town" (Gene Kelley, Stanley Donen, 1949). Joyous musical about 3 sailors with 24 hours of shore leave, in which they must see all of NYC. Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Vera-Ellen. 7:30 p.m.

"Singin' in the Rain" (Gene Kelley, Stanley Donen, 1952). Delightful musical set in Hollywood at the dawn of the "talkies." Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds. 7 p.m.

"Hello Dolly" (Gene Kelly, 1969). Adaptation of the hit Broadway musical. Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau. 7 p.m.
Various times (check listing), Michigan Theater. Tickets: $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! 

"Saline Area Players hold Auditions for Scrambled": Saline Area Players.

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Saline Area Players are hosting AUDITIONS for the comedy Scrambled by Pat Cook, are on January 13 at 2 PM and January 14 at 7 PM at 211 Willis Rd, Saline. Callbacks January 17. Show dates March 21-23. This character-driven comedy takes place in a café where you'll meet the owner Purdy, the village sage, some town gossips, and a potential suitor and food critic, among others. Parts (8 F and 6 M) for actors ages late teen to older adult. Full information on the website at www.salineareaplayers.org
The 5th Corner, 211 Willis Rd, Saline. Free. scrambled@salineareaplayers.org www.salineareaplayers.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each week begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Jan. 7: "Second Chances: From Down and Out to Up and at 'Em." Jan. 14: "Does God Play Favorites?" Jan. 21: "Kids Without a Country: An Immigrant's Story." Jan. 28: "Hard to Be Healthy: TV's Biggest Loser Weighs in."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Washtenaw Reads Book Discussion: Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to discuss Exit West, Mohsin Hamid's acclaimed 2017 novel about 2 young people who begin a furtive love affair in a country teetering on the brink of civil war.
7-8 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. . [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Drawing the Human Form: Observing Creatively": Literati Bookstore.

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Lansing artist Elyse Gambino leads an introduction to figure drawing with a live model. Materials provided.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. $25. Preregistration required at literatibookstore.com/local-learning-literati. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Parrott System": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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Artillery buff Ken Baumann discusses Robert Parrott's innovative system of forging cannons for the Civil War.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Administrative Bldg. Education Center Exhibition Rm., 5305 Elliott Dr. (off McAuley Dr. from Huron River Dr.). Free. (517) 750-2741. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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All invited to vote on best and worst designed stamps and other categories in the Linn's Stamp News annual poll. Also, American Philatelic Society circuit books and a mini stamp auction.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free. harwin@umich.edu, 761-5859. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Christine Lavin: The Ark.

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A veteran New York City singer-songwriter who has been described as a mix of Bette Midler, Tom Lehrer, Steve Goodman, and Janis Ian, Lavin is known for the sharp wit and comically warped perspectives of songs like "Stop Sobbing … He's an Idiot" and "Tom Cruise Scares Me." She's also known for her bittersweet miniatures of lost romance, and she's a tastily tuneful composer, a superb guitarist, and a playfully unpredictable performer whose shows are always sprinkled with a healthy dose of between-songs humor and spiky commentary. Her new album, On My Way to Hooterville, includes 10 new songs and one re-worked song, "Ramblin' Waltz," a re-telling of her time in 1975 when she was one of the entourage drivers for the first week of the tour of Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. for livestream URL see TheArk.org/Shows-Events. $15 at tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=f36e5db992e4c51464a57ce8970c50c4&vqitq=e833f031-859a-4fcc-8b68-0994efff6cea&vqitp=abc955d9-919e-404a-99d7-4b975494ad44&vqitts=1601481903&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=88c0bca92bcf129a91201cfb9f4ca97d61-1451. [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Read Gainsford: U-M School of Music.

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This Florida State University piano professor, a New Zealand native, performs New Zealand Partita, which pairs Bach's Partita in A minor with responses by 7 contemporary New Zealand composers. The program also includes Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Scandinavian Music Jam.

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Bruce Sagan and Brad Battey lead an acoustic jam session devoted to traditional music from Sweden and Norway. All musicians invited.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 274-0773. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Beartrap Album Release @ Ziggy's.

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Back in May 2018, 5 local bad bois got together and formed Beartrap.
Now, January 2019, they release their debut album at the venue it all started. Get ready, because Beartrap is releasing hot (audio) singles in your area!
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Donation. media@ziggysypsi.com https://www.facebook.com/events/266259894068178/ [map]



 8 p.m. 

"Superman Double Feature": Fathom Events.

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Screenings of 2 animated features, The Death of Superman (2018) and the brand-new Reign of the Supermen.
8 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 9 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ravens Club: Bickley/Kramer/Roe

Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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