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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 15, 2019






 
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 9 a.m. & 10 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

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Please join us for group tours of our toddler, preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Please register for a tour at admissions@daycroft.org. Visit us at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Preprimary Campus, 100 Oakbrook Dr. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org [map]



 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except July 30. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Tues. Activities begin at 11 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($3), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar, followed at 1 p.m. by mah-jongg, quilting, and other games & activities. Homemade buffet luncheon ($3) available at noon. All invited.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]


 11:30 a.m. 

The Lunch Bunch: Arbor Hospice.

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Contact Cindy Palmer for more information.
For those who have lost a spouse or partner and would like o share a meal together at an Ann Arbor restaurant. Note: Each member is responsible for the cost of their own meal.
Various Ann Arbor Resaurants, 2366 Oak Valley Drive. Pay or your own meal. 734-794-5177. [map]


 1 p.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]



 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Program: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor/Washtenaw Literacy.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation/culture, pronunciation/presentation practice, writing practice, and book groups for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available. NOTE: Church remains locked at all times. Follow instructions for entry at the side doors.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Medicine, Empire, and Difference in the Roman World": U-M Classics Department.

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Jesus College (Cambridge) classics lecturer Rebecca Flemming discusses how the Romans used medical theories of race and sexuality to structure difference in their Empire.
2-3 p.m., Angell Hall Classical Studies library. Free. 764-0360. . [map]


 3:30, 6:20 & 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: $10.50 (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.


 3:40, 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, 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]


 3:50 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: $10.50 (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]


 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 & 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]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Multiculturalism in Europe: A Critical History": U-M Center for European Studies.

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Talk by U-M history professor Rita Chin.
4-5:30 p.m., 555 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-3501. . [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Nigeria's Elections: Democracy and Disillusionment": U-M Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies.

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Panel discussion on the fiercely contested upcoming February presidential election in Nigeria, home to Africa's largest economy. With U-M African Studies professor Omolade Adunbi, U-M political science professor Dan Slater, and American University government professor Adrienne LeBas.
4-5:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. . [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Winter Wonderland": U-M Special Collections After Hours.

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Display of materials related to snow and winter as well as cold-weather recipes. Light refreshments.
4-7 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library 6th floor, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-1746.


 4:15, 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]


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Affective Socialism: Love, Anger, and War in North Korea": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies.

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Talk by Columbia University Korean studies professor Theodore Hughes.
4:30 p.m., 110 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-1825. [map]


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Yoga for Athletes at Running Fit": Yoga Rising.

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Yoga for Athletes is a class for athletes of all abilities and experience, not to be confused with athletic yoga! Our aim is to improve performance and pleasure in athletic pursuits and to prevent injury. Much of the focus is on stretching, but we go deeper than just becoming more limber. We tone underused muscles, build mental strength and stamina with a focus on breath work, and begin to correct the body imbalances that can lead to chronic pain and injury.
Please email robin@yogarising.fit
Running Fit, 5700 Jackson Rd,, Dexter. $12/class. 7346490796. robinsp@umich.edu www.yogarising.fit [map]


 6-7 p.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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This an all-levels instructor-guided conditioning circuit class is perfect for new aerialists, experienced flyers as a supplement to their current training, or for any folx who are interested in a new and exciting way to exercise. 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. 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]



 6-9 p.m. 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap tips.
Call for location. $2 monthly dues. MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch, 945-3035.


 6 p.m. 

"Workshop Series: Learn to Code With Python"

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Python is the fastest growing major programing language in the United States.
It is: Easy to learn and quickly use, Flexible enough for a variety of business needs, Appropriate for applications from web development to artificial intelligence and IoT, Plus Python developers demand top pay.
What You Will Learn: Variables, If/Then Statements, Boolean Logic
Loops, String Manipulations, Functions, Development Environment Setup, Interfacing with Raspberry Pi, Using Code Libraries, Web Scraping.
This Series includes 3 classes, each 2 hours long, to get you up and running with Python.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $90. 734-707-8019. michael@tinkertech.io https://shop.tinkertech.io/products/learn-to-program-with-python-3-class-series [map]



 6 p.m. 

Youth Open Stage: The Ark.

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Acoustic performers ages 5-17 invited to sing a song, play an instrument, read original poetry, perform a monologue, play as an ensemble, etc. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up to perform around 8 minutes each.
6 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $3 (kids, $2). 761-1451. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"A Raisin in the Sun": Chelsea District Library MLK Day Celebration.

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Screening of the 2008 film adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning 1959 drama about a black family struggling with poverty and racism in 1950s Chicago. Stars Sean "Diddy" Combs, Audra McDonald, and Phylicia Rashad. Followed by discussion.
6-8 p.m., CDL McKune rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"From the Office to Kilimanjaro: Lessons from a Career Journey": American Business Women's Association.

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Talk by U-M Ross School of Business chief executive education officer Melanie Weaver Barnett. The program begins with networking and dinner.
6 p.m., Quarter Bistro, 300 S. Maple. $21 in advance; $20 (cash or check only) at the door. Reservations required by Jan. 10 at abwa-maia.org/resform.html. mortime@umich.edu. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Hailing Cesar": U-M MLK Symposium.

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Eduardo Chavez's 2018 documentary about his journey to understand the legacy of his grandfather, the late civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. Q&A with Chavez follows.
6 p.m., Rackham. Free. 763-3670.


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Printmaking Workshop": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local artist Sajeev Visweswaran shows all grade 6-adult how to make linocut prints using linoleum blocks. Materials provided.
6-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Tuesday Night Dinner Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride on the B2B trail, 10-20 miles, to an Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti restaurant determined by the group. Front & back lights required; reflective clothing strongly suggested.
6:30 p.m., meet at Wheels in Motion, 3402 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Welcome to Shelbyville": Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Kim Snyder, 2009). Documentary about a small Tennessee town grappling with rapidly changing demographics during the 2008 presidential election. Discussion follows with U-M-Dearborn criminal justice professor Maya Barak.
6:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [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.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Race": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A roundtable discussion on (in)equality that is more than skin deep.
Readings to consider:
"Racial disparity in emergency department triage"
"Dealing with the realities of race and ethnicity"
"Race/ethnicity and success in academic medicine"
"Race and trust in the healthcare system"
"Why bioethics has a race problem"
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings, please contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/023-race/.
Feel free to visit the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Racial Justice Film Series": St. Francis of Assisi Peace & Justice Committee.

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Join us as we walk humbly and learn more about racism and its impact on our nation. Racial Justice Film and Discussion Series - Tuesday evenings in St. Francis School, 7:00-8:30.
Feb 5 - The Story We Tell
Feb 12 - The House We Live In
St. Francis School, Room 5b, 2270 E Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. kelcore25@yahoo.com https://www.stfrancisa2.com/racial-justice/ [map]


 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues., except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Open to all age 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. beginning Jan. 8. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m. Note: location change.
7-9:30 p.m., Gretchen's House Child Care Center, 2340 Oak Valley. $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Kaleidoscope Concert Series: Silver Maples of Chelsea.

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Nov. 20: North Oakland Dixieland Band. 9-piece ensemble from Lake Orion with a repertoire of Dixieland and swing music that today plays a variety of Mardi Gras music.

Dec. 18: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Reed Ensemble. Program TBA.

Jan. 15: David Vaughan. This multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, the Ann Arbor First United Methodist Church music director, presents an eclectic program of gospel, early 20th-century pop, and jazz.

Feb. 19: Treetown Swingtette. Local ensemble that plays a wide range of swing music, from Cole Porter to Django Reinhardt. Members are fiddler Paul Winder, vibes player Cary Kocher, bassist Kurt Krahnke, and singer-guitarist Myron Grant, who also plays harp and bones.
7 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-4111. [map]


 7-10 p.m. 

"$2 Tuesdays!": Pinball Pete's.

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Every Tues. beginning Jan. 8. All invited to compete in a pinball tournament of 6 games, followed by a playoff between those in the top half. Entry fees go toward cash prizes for top 3 or 4 players.
7-10 p.m., Pinball Pete's, 1214 South University. $2 entry fee plus the cost of games (75 cents to $1 per game). evan@welltrek.com, 213-2502. [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

Open Rehearsal: Ann Arbor Grail Singers.

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All women invited to join this women's chamber choir to sing early music. This month's rehearsals include auditions for new members.
7:15-9:15 p.m., call for location. Free. AnnArborGrailSingers.org, 662-0631. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Jan. 15 & 29. Club members show their projected images (Jan. 15) and prints (Jan. 29) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Machinery." On Jan. 15, members are encouraged to submit images to be critiqued in preparation for an upcoming Camera Club exhibit. On Jan. 29, "Moving In Closer," a talk by nature photographer Steve Gettle on advanced techniques for macro photography (larger-than-life-size photographs of small items).
7:30 p.m., Forsythe Middle School media center, 1655 Newport. Free. 327-4781. . [map]


 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth Storyslam: Michigan Radio.

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Jan. 8 & 15. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit that also produces a weekly public radio show. Ten storytellers are selected at random to tell a 3-5 minute story--this month's themes are "Backwards" (Jan. 8) & "Drive" (Jan. 15)--judged by a 3-person team recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Seating limited, so arrive early.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. General admission tickets $10 in advance only at themoth.org beginning a week before each event. 764-5118. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Quest for Michigan Dark Skies": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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U-M astronomy professor Sally Oey describes the benefits of darkness and how we can live with less light at night.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. hvg@michigan.sierraclub.org. [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]


 9:10 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.


 10:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Tues. Tango dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded at 9:30 p.m. by a lesson ($10).
10:30-11:30 p.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (free with lesson). sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Jesse Kramer Trio

Jazz trio led by drummer Kramer. With saxophonist Bobby Streng and bassist Damon Warmack. [venue info]

Club Above: Open Mike

Hosted by Reigna Rein. Sign-up begins at 9 p.m. No cover. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo Dave Menzo

This local pop-rock singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His CD Shhh is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection. Photo: Myra Klarman, [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. His latest CD, Big Car Town, is a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]

 
 


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