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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 16, 2019






 
Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Master Kim Instructs Senior Student

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



 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Champion Gymnastics Session 3: Champion Gymnastics.

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


 11:30 a.m. 

"Marketing Education": LA2M.

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LA2M is a marketing education non-profit that meets during lunch on the second Wednesday of every month to discuss the latest digital and marketing trends, strategies, and techniques. This event is a dynamic and fun place to learn from engaging speakers on hot topics every month, stay involved with current and upcoming events, and meet and network with other professionals!
Buffalo Wild Wings, 3150 Boardwalk Drive Ann Arbor 48108. $5.. info@la2m.org https://www.la2m.org/ [map]



 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"PFAS and Beyond": AAUW-Ann Arbor.

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Ecology Center environmental educators Rebecca Meuninck and Gillian Zaharias Miller discuss the PFAS group of man-made chemicals that have made their way into the Huron River. Preceded at
11:30 a.m. by lunch ($15, reservations required). 12:30 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. (844) 973-6287. [map]


 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

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]


 12:30-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Fun": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. All invited to play board games from the Senior Center's collection.
12:30-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. 794-6250. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. and Apr. 7. 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 Apr. 7, 1-5 p.m.), AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1 & 6:30 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]


 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.


 3:45 & 9 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 & 9:25 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, 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.


 4:10 & 6:50 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]


 4:15, 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.


 4:30, 7:30 & 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 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi Pushing Hands": Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang

Pushing Hands is an interactive Tai-Chi training which helps you experience the world in a non-reactive, calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. Classes are held Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm by SUN SHEN Head Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang. Please contact Pastor Neuhaus at (734) 531-8796 or info@sunshen.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 6 p.m. 

"One Prayer Class": Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Headshot of Samo Joanna Myers

The One Prayer is a dynamic self-management tool, custom designed for you, that you can take wherever you go and update as you learn and grow. It includes a system of journaling techniques, life organization, and mapping your purpose and trajectory. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction; itʻs about following your heart and vision in concrete and practical ways. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30pm. Contact Samo Joanna Myers at samomyers@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. samomyers@sunshen.org sunshen.org/ [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

Change Makers Boot Camp: Huron River Watershed Council.

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This free workshop will teach aspiring Change Makers basic river-friendly policies that protect clean water and how to navigate their local government's decision-making processes.The Change Makers Boot Camp, open to all Huron River watershed residents, will educate participants about the Huron River and its watershed, the impacts of development on clean water and natural areas, how local governments make decisions, and the many ways to connect with and influence the process. Registration is required.
Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence, ML150, 4800 E Huron River Drive. Free. 734-769-5123 x 607. kolsson@hrwc.org https://www.hrwc.org/changemakers. [map]



 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. and Apr. 7. 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 Apr. 7, 1-5 p.m.), AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 p.m. 

LinkedInLocal Ann Arbor (first meeting): Office Evolution Ann Arbor.

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Get out and meet your LinkedIn contacts in-person. Grow your business, grow your network, meet new friends and associates
This is the first ever LinkedInLocal meeting in Ann Arbor - part of a growing movement to get out meet your contacts
Please see the attached link: https://lnkd.in/edgFz2q
This is purely a business networking meeting - you can introduce yourself and your business in a business round-table environment.
Office Evolution Ann Arbor, 455 E. Eisenhower, Suite 300. $5 (students/seniors)/$10 (general). 734-773-0109. AnnArbor.MI@officeevolution.com https://lnkd.in/edgFz2q [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
EHM Senior Solutions/Brecon Village, 101 Brecon Dr., Saline. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m., 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.), and The Session Room, 3685 Jackson (Thurs.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 548-6299 (Wed.), 929-9022 (Thurs.). [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"FIRST Robotics Contest Reveal": Michigan Robot Club.

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Club members show and discuss their latest creations as well as the robots being created by area high school students for entry into the upcoming FIRST competition.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. mirobotclub.com. [map]


 6:30-9 p.m. 

"Zingerman's Food Tours Dinner Series": Zingerman's Greyline.

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La Vecchia Dispensa (Modena, Italy) owner Simone Tintori discusses traditional methods of balsamic vinegar production and hosts a 6-course Italian meal.
6:30-9 p.m., Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $85. Reservations required. 663-3400. . [map]


 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http://bridgeclubs.org/index.php?id=289. 769-3994. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Michelle Kuo: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This acclaimed writer reads from Reading with Patrick, her memoir about teaching underprivileged students in Helena (AR) and her relationship with a gifted student who was later jailed for murder. The book is this year's Washtenaw Reads selection.
7-8:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Serendipity Books AfterHours Book Club.

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All invited to discuss a book. Wine and chocolate provided. Apr. 11: a book TBA by one of the Midwest Literary Walk authors.

Apr. 10: Pachinko, Min Jin Lee's 2017 novel about 4 generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fighting to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan. Lee reads at the Chelsea Literary Walk Apr. 27 (see Festivals listing). May & June books TBA.
7-8:30 p.m., Serendipity Books, 113 W. Middle, Chelsea. 475-7148. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Cooking 101: How to Shop on a Budget": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodgers discusses how to shop well on a budget, including meal plans, grocery lists, and how to maximize the use of ingredients and minimize food waste.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. . [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Sunshine Through the Rain": Nicola's Books.

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Midwest-based Southern-born writer C.A. Collins reads from her new coming-of-age novel set in the Deep South during the Civil Rights movement. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Carrying": Literati Bookstore Poetry Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Ada Limon's 2018 collection of vulnerable, tender, and serious poems that explore everything from infertility to caring for aging parents.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Lame Duck 2018: What Happened?": League of Women Voters, Ann Arbor Area.

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The flurry of activity in the Michigan legislature at the end of 2018 was difficult to track. We will review the lame duck session with Jennifer Schlicht helping us sort through what was signed and what was vetoed. We will also get an update on the status of Proposal 2 to end gerrymandering in Michigan.
Pointless Brewery, 3014 Packard St. Free. publicity@lwvannarbor.org lwvannarbor.org [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Culinary History Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss St. Burl's Obituary, Daniel Askt's 1998 allegorical novel about a fat epicure who sets out from New York and has various adventures on his way west, gaining weight all the while.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Every Wed. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Steiner's 1904 introduction to anthroposophy, How to Know Higher Worlds.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Survival of the Red Crossbill": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Talk by EMU biology professor Jamie Cornelius.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. . [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Joseph Gascho & Barry Bauguess: U-M School of Music.

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U-M harpsichord professor Gascho is joined by Atlanta Baroque Orchestra principal trumpeter Bauguess in Baroque works by Girolamo Fantini, Giovanni Viviani, Bach, Michelangelo Rossi, John Weldon, Jeremiah Clark, John Stanley, and others. Preceded Jan. 15, 7 p.m. in the Moore Bldg. Watkins Lecture Hall by a lecture by Bauguess.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Open Stage: The Ark.

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All acoustic performers invited. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up to perform 8 minutes (or 2 songs) each. The most talented and popular Open Stage performers are offered their own evenings at the Ark.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $3 (members & students, $2). 761-1451. [map]


 9 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Marsha Gayle & Debbie Fogel

Duo of veteran Detroit jazz & blues vocalists. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Jonathan Brown

Openers: Eddie Logix, Goldzilla, Mr. Furious, Sntnck, and Tru Klassick. [venue info]

Circ Bar: The Kelseys

Local rock quartet. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Club Above: Harper & the Midwest Kind

Blues-rock band led by Peter Harper, a blues singer-songwriter from Australia, now transplanted to Grass Lake, who plays blues harp and didgeridoo. The band has an acclaimed CD on the Blind Pig label, Down to the Rhythm. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Detroit Street Hot Club

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarists Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and clarinetist Tyler Rindo. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Wych Elm

Local string sextet that plays a stylishly pungent, soul-infused mix of folk, rock, jazz, and old-time music. [venue info]

Mash: Adam Labeaux

An eclectic mix of jazz, folk, soul, funk, and rock originals by this local singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Old Town: 4Peace4

Postbop jazz by this ensemble led by local guitarist Carl Michel. With vocalist Chris McCall, saxophonist Paul VornHagen, and bassist Keith Malinowski. [venue info]

 
 


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