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Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 17, 2019






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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



 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Champion Gymnastics Session 3: Champion Gymnastics.

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


 9-11 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House Elementary Campus: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

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Come and explore what's happening at Daycroft School's elementary campus. Group tours start at 9 or 10am. Schedule a tour today by registering at admissions@daycroft.org. Check out our website at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Elementary Campus, 1095 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org [map]



 10 - 11:30 a.m. 

"The Future of Work: Human Thriving In The New World Of Work": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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Today the experience of work is radically changing. Almost 40% of workers are in nonstandard jobs such as freelance or contract work. People are working remotely, connecting to each other through text, email, and collaboration technology. Work can seemingly be accomplished anytime, anywhere. In this interactive talk we will explore these changing dynamics and how they impact thriving at work.
Presenter Professor Gretchen M. Spreitzer is the Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration in the U. of M. Ross School of Business. Her research focuses on employee empowerment and leadership development, particularly within a context of organizational change and decline. Her recent work looks at positive deviance and how organizations enable employees to thrive.
Washtenaw Community College, Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Drive. $10 Day Pass - $30 six lecture series (see the web site). 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu. https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Mah-Jongg: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Beginners welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Hike: Secrets of Winter": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Naturalist Shawn Severance reads a story in the "treehouse" and leads a hike. For kids ages 2-4, accompanied by a caregiver.
Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. Preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"The Future of Work: How Will Your Grandkids Make a Living?": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs., Jan. 3-Feb. 7. A series of 6 weekly lectures by various speakers. Jan. 3: U-M business administration professor Jerry Davis on "What is Going on in the World of Work." Jan. 10: MSU labor relations professor Maite Tapia on "Renewed Activism for the Labor Movement: The Urgency of Young Worker Engagement." Jan. 17: U-M business administration professor Gretchen Spreitzer on "Human Thriving in the New World of Work." Jan. 24: U-M information professor Kentaro Toyama on "Artificial Intelligence and the Vanishing Future of Work." Jan. 31: WCC president & CEO Rose Bellanca on "Preparing Students for the Future of Work." Feb. 7: Menlo Innovations CEO Rich Sheridan on "Build a Workplace People Love: Just Add Joy."
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series, $10 per lecture for members. Memberships are $20 a year. 998-9351. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Little Paws Story Time": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Every Thurs. Stories, crafts, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats. Also, a chance to make a toy or treat for the animals. For kids ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.
10:30 a.m., HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $5 per child (babies under age 1, free). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Mar. 14, May 2, & June 13. CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.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]



 11:30 a.m. 

"Destuckification! 5 Steps to Break Free from Your Rut and Gain Momentum Towards Your Goals": Women's Exchange of Washtenaw (WXW).

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Wouldn't you like to have more tools to get out of inertia and unproductive patterns? When you feel stuck, it can
be demoralizing and stressful. When you break through and shift, it's exhilarating. In this workshop we'll explore
the difference between being driven by "shoulds" versus inspired action, identifying limiting beliefs that can block
us, and some tools and strategies to move forward.
Join us on January 17 and expect to leave knowing how to break free
from your rut and gain momentum towards your goals!
Agenda:
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Check in, casual mingling, lunch
12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Panel Discussion
1:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Wrap-up and close
Mediterrano, 2900 S. State St. $25 if you register by January 10th $30.00 if you register after January 10th $35.00 if you do not register in advance and need pay at the door. 734.678.7831. marketing@wxwbusiness.com https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efw6x1nnf2649508&oseq=&c=&ch= [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! 

U-M Center for Japanese Studies Lecture Series.

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Jan. 17, 24, & 31. Talks by visiting scholars. Jan. 17: George Washington University Museum curator Lee Talbot on "Stitching New Identities: Embroidery and Socio-Political Change in Late-Nineteenth/Early-Twentieth Century Japan and Korea." Jan. 24: Arizona State University modern Japanese literature professor Robert Tuck on "Poetry, Class, and Politics: Making Haiku into 'Literature' in Meiji, Japan." Jan. 31: Keio University (Japan) government professor Toshihiro Nakayama on "Radical Adaptation: Japan's Foreign Policy in the Trump Era."
Noon, 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6307. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Vincent J. Cardinal: Jewish Community Center 3rd Thursday @ the J.

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This U-M Musical Theatre department chair discusses the Broadway careers of U-M alums.
Noon-1 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. Preregistration required. 971-0990. . [map]


 12:10 p.m. 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by area musicians.

Jan. 3: Americana roots music by ukulele player and steel guitarist Gerald Ross.

Jan. 10: Jazz by the Rob Crozier Trio.

Jan. 17: MLK-inspired program of classical works by the Grosse Ile Quintet.

Jan. 24: Armenian classical music by the duo of violinist Henrik Karapetyan and pianist Xavier Suarez.

Jan. 31: Singer-songwriter Camila Ballario, whose voice has been compared to Patty Griffin and Bonnie Raitt.

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12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Arthritis": Sun Shen.

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Medical studies have shown this particular program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as preventing falls for older adults. For this reason, arthritis foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in America give it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great start for beginner to improve health and wellness. Classes are held 1pm - 1:50pm. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E. Stadium Blvd. $55 / month, $17 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 1 p.m. 

Ikebana International.

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An ikebana instructor leads a session of this Japanese style of flower arranging.
1-2:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. $20. Preregistration required by Mar. 7 at a2ikebana@gmail.com. 647-7600. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Zilka Joseph: International Neighbors.

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All area women invited to a reading by this Michigan poet, whose 2016 collection, Sharp Blue Search of Flame, includes dark, brooding poems that reflect her Jewish Indian roots and her experiences in Eastern and Western cultures. Socializing, refreshments. Child care available for kids age 5 & under. IN has no political or religious affiliation.
1-2:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 662-5723. . [map]


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Hebrew Literature Today: Israeli and Global Perspectives": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies Wieseneck Symposium.

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Panel discussions with acclaimed writers Maya Arad, Ruby Namdar, and Moshe Sakal; U-M faculty and students; and poet, translator, and editor Dory Manor.
1:30-8 p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall. Free. 763-9047.



 3 & 5:45 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]


 3:15, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. 

"On the Basis of Sex": Michigan Theater.

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(Mimi Leder, 2018). Biopic about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her fight for equal rights. Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (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]


 3:30, 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 & 9:30 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.


 3:50 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 & 9:20 p.m. 

"If Beale Street Could Talk": State Theatre.

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(Barry Jenkins, 2018). Romantic drama about a pregnant woman whose fiancé is falsely accused of a crime.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (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.


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Aboard the Nautilus with Cpts. Smith & Nemo: A Cartographic Journey Through the Worlds of Jules Verne": U-M Clark Library.

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Display of maps of the moon, the bottom of the ocean, steamship routes, and other locales referenced in Verne's classic novels, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days.
4-7 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library 2nd floor, enter from the Diag. Free. 647-0646.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Working with Collections that Highlight Underrepresented Perspectives": U-M Clements Library.

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U-M Clements interns and their curator mentors discuss their recent projects dealing with 19th-century family correspondence and illustrated sheet music.
4 p.m., Clements Library, 909 South University. Free; preregistration requested at myumi.ch/6xEXG. 764-2347. [map]


 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Board Game Night: The Loaded Die.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play popular board games (list available at theloadeddie.com). "Board Game Guru" on hand to answer questions. Raffle.
5-9 p.m., Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free (buy your own food & drink). facebook.com/drinkblom. [map]


 5-6 p.m. 

Youth Mixed Aerial Apparatus (Ages 8-17): A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to explore the fundamentals of the aerial arts, known as "flying". Students will learn the basic poses and sequences on the trapeze, aerial hammock, and lyra, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. New students will focus 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!
All ages will warm up and cool down together. Depending on the size of the class, ages 8-12 and 13-17 will be split in to two groups, each with their own instructor, for all in the air activities.
This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to class
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 5:10 p.m. 

"Penny Stamps Speaker Series": U-M School of Art & Design.

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Jan. 17, 24, & 31. Talks by visiting artists.

Jan. 17: "Art in the Age of the Internet." UMMA curator Eva Respini discusses the current UMMA exhibit of works that explore the impact of the internet on visual art since 1989.

Jan. 24: "Unraveling Power through Art, Play, and Hijinks." Talk by NYC-based artist, filmmaker, and writer Marisa Morán Jahn, whose work is currently on display at the U-M Stamps Gallery (201 S. Division). Followed by a reception at the gallery.

Jan. 31: "PRACTICE or Holding Space for ______." Chicago artists Amanda Williams and Andres Hernandez discuss their work exploring questions of public spaces.

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5:10 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 668-8463. [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

IMA Monthly Chapter Meeting: Institute of Management Accountants - Ann Arbor Chapter.

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Regional management accountants as well as C-level types meet for food, fellowship, and career enhancement. We are an award winning chapter of 200 accountants, financial managers, controllers and chief financial officers of local companies, government entities, and non-profit organizations. Our chapter is part of a global accounting association. Please feel free to check our website. In Michigan the address is annarbor.imanet.org/home, and the global IMA website is www.imanet.org.
Buffalo Wild Wings, 3150 Boardwalk. $25. 734-222-6681. combsa@ewashtenaw.org annarbor.imanet.org/home [map]



 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Just for Kids: Explore the World of Cookies and Milk": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Staffers discuss their favorite cookies. Tastings.
5:30-6:30 p.m., Zingerman's Deli Upstairs. 422 Detroit St. $15 per kid includes tastings; parents welcome to lurk for free. 663-3354.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Pilgrimage: an analogue photography exhibit": Washtenaw County Historical Society.

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Join us at the Argus Museum on Thursday evening, January 17th, for the opening of PILGRIMAGE: an analogue photography exhibit. The images were created by Wayne State University's Black and White analog photography class who were given a series of projects of specific genres of Portraiture, Document and Landscape steeped in both historical and contemporary references. "Collectively, the photographs presented here are the simulacrum of the talisman, relics and mysteries encountered through their exploration of image making, analog film, camera, and darkroom methodologies."
The Argus Museum is located in the Argus I Building at 525 West Williams Street in Ann Arbor. The exhibit, which hangs through February 14th, is available for public viewing M-F, 9-5.
Argus Museum, Argus I Building, 525 West William Street. Free. Donation. 734-769-0770. cchidester@onealconstruction.com http://washtenawhistory.org [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium: "Institutionalizing Equity: Radically Restructuring Opportunity in Detroit": The University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Boldly responding to Dr. King's call for systemic change, a network of public, private, and nonprofit stakeholders in Detroit is seeking to radically restructure pathways to opportunity in the city's neighborhoods. Through a first-of-its-kind initiative, a collective of the Kresge Foundation, the Detroit Public Schools Community District, and the University of Michigan will establish a "Cradle-to-Career" campus at Marygrove College on Detroit's Northwest Side. The campus will integrate pre-kindergarten through graduate level programs in an effort to establish a pedagogy of rigor, equity, and social justice at the intersection of public education and neighborhood revitalization in Detroit.
As Detroit's resurgence pushes beyond the boundaries of greater Downtown, a daunting question remains: what about the schools?
A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2000 Bonisteel Boulevard Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069. Free. 734-764-1300. TaubmanCollegeCommunications@umich.edu http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2019/01/17/martin-luther-king-jr-symposium-institutionalizing-equity-radically-restructuring [map]



 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Breadboard Electric Piano": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grade 9-adult invited to build an electric piano using the 555 Integrated Circuit, which can produce 6 different tones. Materials provided. No experience necessary.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 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.


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Nerd Nite Ann Arbor": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Popular monthly series of fun, informative talks on everything from nanoparticles to the science of the Simpsons and the genealogy of Godzilla. Speakers TBA at annarbor.nerdnite.com.

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7-9:30 p.m. or later (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), LIVE, 102 S. First. Free.. 327-4555. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

Beginning Pole Dance: A2 Aviary.

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Twirling, dancing, and climbing a pole - what more can you ask for? In this 90 minute class, you will learn beginning pole skills and have the opportunity to string them together in upbeat, fun choreography. With an emphasis on building strength and safe pole dancing form, we will explore the creativity of this vertical dance form. You will also learn how to set up and break down the X-Poles, so that you will be able to use them when you are cleared for open gym.
Please wear shorts (feel free to bring layers to stay warm) and avoid wearing lotion or jewelry to this class.
All genders are welcome in every class at the Aviary. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Getting the Truth: I am D.B. Cooper": Nicola's Books.

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Retired Michigan state police officer Joe Koenig discusses his new book about D.B. Cooper who hijacked a flight in 1971. Koenig was lead investigator on the Hoffa disappearance case. His new book relies on written correspondence, audio tapes, and personal witness testimony to uncover some of the mystery behind the hijacking. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Health Equity: City of Ann Arbor 2019 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Panel discussion with local and national experts TBA about the role of public health officials in addressing mental health and climate change.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. . [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Miracle Berry Taste Test": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to taste the West African fruit known as the "miracle berry," which contains a protein that causes sour foods subsequently eaten to taste sweet. The effect lasts about 30 minutes.
7-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Wonders of the Sea": Fathom Events.

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(Jean-Michel Cousteau & Jean-Jacques Mantello, 2017). Nature documentary, filmed everywhere from Fiji to the Bahamas, about dangers facing aquatic animals. Narrated by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Note: The Ann Arbor 20 screening is in 3-D.
7 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events & at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs., Sept.-May. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
7:30-9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. facebook.com/DetroitIMA. contact@detroitirishmusic.org. 255-5310. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Rodney Laney: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Jan. 17-19. New Jersey-bred stand-up comic and actor who specializes in wry observational humor about assorted features of contemporary life. 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.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $16 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. . [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Shadow League Show: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Thurs., except Dec. 27. Improv by up-and-coming local troupes, including This Is A Quiz, a group that may or may not incorporate a quiz into its show.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:45 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]


 8 p.m. 

Bobby Muncy Quintet @ Ziggy's.

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Mike Jellick, Piano and Stuff
David Dunham, Guitar and Stuff
Joe Fee, Bass and Stuff
Stuart Lyons, Drums and Stuff
Original compositions, songs by Radiohead and more stuff.
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Donation. media@ziggysypsi.com https://www.facebook.com/events/2238753029697575/ [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]


 8 p.m. 

Twisted Pine: The Ark.

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Acclaimed young Boston-based 4-piece string band known for its energetic, artfully multilayered bluegrass-inflected, infectiously jazzy, slyly cerebral acoustic pop. The band is currently showcasing material from its new CD, Dreams, a collection of imaginative covers by everyone from Bill Monroe to Joni Mitchell and the Beatles. Photo: Joanna Chattman.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 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. 

"Never Not Once": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Jan. 17-Mar. 16. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Michigan playwright Carey Crim's drama about a biology major who brings her boyfriend home to meet her 2 moms and tells them she's hired a private detective to help her find her biological father. Cast: Casaundra Freeman, Michelle Mountain, Caitlin Cavannaugh, Jeremy Kucharek, and Rusty Mewha.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Deadicated

Detroit psychedelic jam band that specializes in the music of the Grateful Dead and its circle. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: "Bluegrass & Beer Thursday."

The local Pontiac Trailblazers, a bluegrass quartet led by bassist Ryan Shea, performs a set and then hosts a jam session during a 2nd set. Bring your instrument. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Elks Lodge: Hip-Hop Open Mike

All hip-hop artists invited. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [venue info]

Last Word: The Pherotones The Pherotones

A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Mash: 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]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network"

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer- guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike

All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Rochelle Clark. [venue info]

 
 


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