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Calendar of Events

Sunday, January 20, 2019






 
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 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.  Free! 

Winter Democratic Rides: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun. The assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
10 a.m. & 1 p.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 996-9122 (10 a.m.) & 347-1259 (1 p.m.). [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Monster Ann Arbor Record & CD Collector's Show": Rerun Records.

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Popular fair with more than 50 dealers from a half dozen states selling rare and collectible used records and CDs, as well as hard-to-find new releases. Includes every popular music genre, along with rock music books, rock videos, posters, and assorted popular culture memorabilia. Food and beverages for sale. Patrons may bring in a small number of records to sell.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. $3 admission (children age 10 & under, free). For information or to reserve a dealer table, contact Rod Branham at 604-2540. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot. Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.


 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"13th Annual Worst Day of the Year Ride": Wheels in Motion Cycle and Fitness.

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All invited to join rides of 40, 20, 16, and 12 miles around Ann Arbor. Also, an "Abominable Snow Man" fat-tire bike loop. All rides end at Conor O'Neill's (attended bike parking). Hot soup, prizes, and giveaways. Helmets required.
12:30 p.m. (40-mile ride), 1 p.m. (20-mile ride), 1:15 p.m. (fat bike ride), 1:30 p.m. (16-mile ride), & 2 p.m. (12-mile ride), meet at the Farmers Market in Kerrytown. Reservations requested at wheelsinmotion.us. Free. 971-2121. [map]


 12:55 p.m. 

"La Bayadère": Fathom Events.

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Tape delayed live broadcast of the Bolshoi Ballet production of French choreographer Marius Petipa's 1877 masterpiece, set to music by Ludwig Minkus, that tells the story of a temple dancer who's loved by both a noble warrior and a high priest.
12:55 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine Saline (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $17 & $18 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Chesstastic!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids and adults invited to play chess. Sets provided.
1-4 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Pet Loss Support Group: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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It's never easy to lose a pet, and when you consider them, as we do, a member of the family, the loss can be difficult and extremely sad.
HSHV and Blue Dog Counseling have partnered to provide a support group on preparing for and dealing with the loss of a pet.
Colleen O'Brien, founder of Blue Dog Counseling, is an expert at developing creative therapeutic interventions to support individuals, couples, families, and other groups. Her personal commitment to animal welfare, her own experience as a devoted pet owner, and a passion for supporting people led her to create Blue Dog Counseling. Clleen is dedicated to providing a safe, open, and creative space for discussion. A place where you can take time for yourself.
$10 donation is suggested.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Free. Donations accepted. colleen@bluedogcounseling.com www.hshv.org/events [map]



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Shape Note Singing: Ann Arbor Sacred Harp.

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All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Songbooks available, but singers encouraged to bring their own.

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1-4 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. cawolfe@umich.edu. 678-7549, 663-0262. [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]


 1-1:40 p.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": AADL Westgate.

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First Steps Washtenaw instructor Monica Higman leads infants through 5-year-olds (accompanied by an adult) in a program of music and movement.
1-1:40 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.


 1 p.m. 

"Evolution: 67th Annual Faculty and Guest Artist Choreography Concert": EMU Dance Program.

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Jan. 18-20. EMU dance students perform an eclectic mix of genres, from ballet and modern to musical theater and jazz dance, by faculty and guest choreographers, including U-M dance lecturer Jillian Hopper, Ballet Chelsea artistic director Wendi DuBois, Florida-based dancer/choreographer Levi Marsman, Brighton Dance Festival founder-director Kathy King, Detroit-based dancer/choreographer Kristi Faulkner, and EMU dance professors Sherry Jerome Wilkinson and Phil Simmons. Program: Wilkinson presents the "Black Swan Pas de Deux" dance from her classical choreography for Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Simmons presents a Fosse-inspired musical theater piece set to Elvis' "A Little Less Conversation" from his 1968 musical comedy Live a Little, Love a Little. Hopper's work is a modern piece she describes as "a surrealist's impression of fun and confusion." DuBois's re-membering explores how identity is constructed through memories. Marsman's high-energy, fast-moving Swarm addresses mass school shootings. King's contemporary jazz piece Hop, Twirl, Swing, Shake pays homage to the energy of 1950s swing dance clubs. Faulkner's Party of One addresses the crisis of 450,000 homeless LGBTQ youth in America.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Quirk Theater, Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti. Tickets $10 (students with ID, $8) in advance at emutix.com and at the door. 487-2282. . [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Klub Kito's Minecraft Masters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All experienced players in grades 2-10 invited to play this popular computer game. Also, a PvP (player vs. player) minigame.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Storage Tote": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Amber Adams-Fall shows all grade 6-adult how to make a storage tote out of one of the AADL's old event banners. Materials provided.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. . [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

EMU Honors Band: EMU Music Department.

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Performance by this ensemble of top high school musicians from around the state, along with EMU music students. Program TBA.
2 p.m., Pease Auditorium, EMU campus, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.


 2-4 p.m. 

Family Dance: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Callers lead contras and square dances to live music. For kids, accompanied by an adult. Followed by Grange-baked cookies and cocoa.
2-4 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. $12 per family (members, free). 274-0773, 395-1690. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of large-scale abstract works by sculptors Louise Nevelson and Al Loving and painters Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, and Sam Gilliam.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Friends in Song and Story": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Family-friendly program featuring AADL storyteller Laura Pershin Raynor and Gemily, the combination of Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits of the acoustic duo Gemini and San's daughter Emily.
2-2:45 p.m., AADL multipurpose rm. (lower level). Free. 327-4555. [map]


 2 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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Orchid Growing for Beginners": Ann Arbor Orchid Society.

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Talk by a club member TBA.
2 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free. AnnArborOrchids@aol.com, 647-7600. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"The Age of the Internet in Comic Books": UMMA Book Club.

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All invited to discuss The Private Eye, Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin, and Muntsa Vicente's comic set in a future where everyone has a secret identity.
2-4 p.m., Vault of Midnight, 219 S. Main. Free. 764-0395, 998-1413. [map]


 2-3 p.m. 

"Wildlife of the Americas": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Naturalist Endeavors (Columbiaville) owner Randy Baker shows a variety of animals from North, Central, & South America and discusses how humans have impacted their habitats.
2-3 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $11 recreation passport required ($16 if purchased at the gate). 475-3170. [map]


 2:15, 5:15 & 8:15 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]


 2:30 & 6 p.m. 

"Bathtubs Over Broadway": Michigan Theater.

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(Dava Whisenant, 2018). Documentary about a late night comedy writer whose record-collecting hobby takes a bizarre turn after he discovers "industrial musicals," musical theater pieces produced by corporations for sales meetings & conventions.
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]


 2:30, 5:20 & 8 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.


 2:40, 5:30 & 8:30 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.


 2:50 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.


 3, 5:50 & 8:20 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.


 3 p.m. 

U-M Women's Basketball.

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Nov. 1: Findlay. 7 p.m. Exhibition game.

Nov. 9: Mount St. Mary's. 7 p.m.

Nov. 19: Detroit Mercy. 7 p.m.

Dec. 6: Long Island. 7 p.m.

Dec. 15: Morgan State. 11 a.m.

Dec. 21: Southern. Noon.

Dec. 31: Minnesota. 2 p.m.

Jan. 8: Northwestern. 7 p.m.

Jan. 20: OSU. 3 p.m.

Jan. 27: MSU. 2 p.m.

Jan. 31: Iowa. 6 p.m.

Feb. 7: Nebraska. 7 p.m.

Feb. 14: Indiana. 7 p.m.

Feb. 21: Rutgers. 7 p.m.

Mar. 3: Wisconsin. 2 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Crisler Center. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]


 3 p.m. 

"Disney Frozen Sing-Along": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of a sing-along version (with on-screen lyrics) of Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee's animated 2013 Disney adventure fantasy loosely adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen. Audience members, who are encouraged to dress as their favorite Frozen character, or in a costume inspired by the movie, also receive a free bag of interactive props.
3 p.m., Michigan Theater. $16 (kids under 12, students with ID, seniors, & U.S. veterans; $13). 668-TIME. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. except Jan. 6. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
3-5 p.m., Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm. (Jan. 13 & 20), and Secret Lab (Jan. 27). Free. 327-4200. . [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Of Chinese Cheese and Curds": Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

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U-M Chinese Studies professor Miranda Brown discusses the history of Chinese dairy products and why curds, once considered delicacies, fell out of favor.
3-5 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Malletts Creek Branch. Free. 327-4200. .


 5 & 7:45 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]


 5 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]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Free Yoga Class: Om of Medicine.

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Led by the amazing teacher, Abby Dawson, this class is for all experience levels. Learn more about the practice, and re-energize for the week with this peaceful hour-long class.
Please bring your own mat (we have a few extras just in case).
All guests are welcome, and do not need a medical card to attend.
For more information and to RSVP please message us or call 7343698255.
Om of Medicine, 111 S. Main Street. Free. 7343698255. info@omofmedicine.org omofmedicine.org [map]



 5:40 p.m. 

"The World Before Your Feet": State Theatre.

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(Jeremy Workman, 2018). Documentary about Matt Green, who's spent over 6 years walking all of the 8000+ miles of NYC streets.
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.


 6-7 p.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]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., sidewalk between North Quad & Rackham. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569.


 7 p.m. 

Simon Mermelstein: Ann Arbor Poetry.

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This local poet reads from his new chapbook, ... And Pharaoh Hardened His Heart: Poems for the Trump Years, a collection chronicling fascism, cruelty, gaslighting, narcissism, and the psychological endurance it takes to stay sane and compassionate in contemporary America. This reading is a fundraiser for the Southern Poverty Law Center.
7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry . [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. Singers and players of all acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. If bringing music for the group to play, bring 27 copies. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. Also, on Jan. 20, a session for songwriters to try out their new work and get critiques.
7-9 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 998-9353. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter)": Los Angeles Master Chorale (University Musical Society).

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This professional chorus performs late Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso's final work, a 20-madrigal cycle depicting the stages of grief experienced by Peter after he denied Christ. This production has the singers enact the human conflict in the text as it's projected in English superscript above the stage. "Some of the lines between Peter and Jesus are exchanges of increasingly disturbing incriminations," notes a Los Angeles Times reviewer. "[They] seem capable of the psychic cruelty only old lovers can inflict. Next to them, Edward Albee's characters are children in a playground."
7 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $14-$75 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. . [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Shari Kane & Dave Steele and Red Tail Ring: The Ark.

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Double bill. Kane & Steele is a local husband-and-wife duo of acoustic guitar virtuosos whose repertoire includes both traditional and original blues, gospel, swing, and ragtime. Red Tail Ring, the Kalamazoo duo of singer-songwriters Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo, performs Appalachian folk and old-time music with haunting vocal harmonies, along with originals in the same vein.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 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]


 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun., except July 7. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
8-10 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]


 8:10 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio

Jazz originals and standards by this local ensemble led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Old Town: Jud Branam & Kevin Brown

Local alt-country duo, both Corndaddy singer-songwriters whose music mixes equal parts of Gram Parsons and Uncle Tupelo. [venue info]

Ravens Club: "Sol Jazz Sundays."

A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by a different guest each week. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings Phil Ogilvies Rhythm Kings

This local 10-piece big band is one of the few to specialize in the old- time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Arrangements by the renowned early-jazz pianist James Dapogny and tubaist Chris Smith. [venue info]

 
 


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