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Calendar of Events

Sunday, January 27, 2019






 
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 8:30-9:30 a.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]



 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. and Sun., except Jan, 2, 6, & 20. Kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes.

Jan. 9: "Feathers & Wings."

Jan. 13 & 16: "Flying Home."

Jan. 23: "Chirp, Peep, Caw!"

Jan. 27 & 30: "Nests."
10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [map]


 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]


 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-2 p.m. 

"Brewing Methods": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's Coffee Co. staff demonstrate and discuss 6-8 different ways to brew coffee, from filter drip to syphon pot.
Noon-2 p.m., Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. 929-6060. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m. 

"ScienceFest Weekend: Spectrum Sensation": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Jan. 26 & 27. Experiments and hands-on activities revolving around the color spectrum.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free) regular museum admission. 995-9439. [map]


 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. $4.50 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Daily, except Jan. 1. All invited to play in competitive or casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive; Fri. 6:30 p.m., casual), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual; Sat. 1 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), Pauper (Thurs. 6:30 p.m., casual), and Booster Draft (Fri. 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m., competitive) decks. Bring your own cards for casual tournaments. Also, the 2-person card game Netrunner (free) at 6 p.m. on Mondays.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Thurs. & Fri.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [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]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": 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 for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm. (Jan. 13 & 20), and Secret Lab (Jan. 27), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. .


 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Send-Off Exhibition": Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club.

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Performance by the club's synchronized skating teams, the Hockettes, in anticipation of their upcoming participation in the 2019 Midwestern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships. Also, performances by local Special Olympics skaters in anticipation of their upcoming participation in the Special Olympics State Games.
1:15 p.m., Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 213-6768. [map]



 1:30 & 3:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Understanding and Utilizing Your Ancestry DNA Results": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.

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Screening of ancestry.com genealogist Angie Bush's video explaining DNA basics and some of the ancestry.com terminology, including "DNA circles" and "New Ancestor Discoveries." Also, "No Tree? No Problem!," a talk by GSWC member Barbara Giezentaner on handling ancestry matches that aren't associated with family trees.
1:30 & 3:15 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Dr. (off E. Huron River Dr. at Clark Rd.). Use parking lot P and look for the club's signs. Free. 483-2799. . [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Cocktail Class: Sour Power": Tammy's Tastings.

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Lemon and lime are cocktail essentials. But what about grapefruit, orange, and even lesser used citrus like Meyer lemons and kumquats? In this class we'll explore the crucial role citrus juices play in cocktails. Your booking includes light snacks. The class includes a combination of history and stories, technique instruction, and hands-on making of cocktails. Plus sampling, of course!
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $45. 734-276-3215. tammylc@tammystastings.com https://www.tammystastings.com/events/cocktail-class-sour-power-3/ [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell.
2-4 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library 3rd fl. Freespace, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. annarborstorytelling.org . [map]


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


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of paintings, photos, sculptures, video, and other works that examine the radical impact of internet culture on visual art.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Curtains Up!": Ann Arbor Concert Band.

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James Nissen conducts this local volunteer ensemble in Jenkins' American Overture, Rossini's An Italian in Algiers Overture, Mendelssohn's Overture for Band, Berlioz's dynamic Roman Carnival Overture, contemporary English composer Philip Sparke's Overture for a Great City, Verdi's La Forza del Destino Overture, Sousa's Hands Across the Sea, and Malcolm Arnold's 1956 A Grand, Grand Overture, which bolsters the instrumentation with vacuum cleaners and a floor polisher. Raffle.
2 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (seniors & students, $5; kids age 11 & under, free) in advance from band members & at mkt.com/aacb, and at the door. 478-7515. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Learn to Play Mah-Jongg": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local mah-jongg expert Stuart Baggaley shows how to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200. . [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Meadow Mindfulness Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Mindful City Ann Arbor cofounder Julie Woodward leads a walking meditation hike to introduce the healing benefits of Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese practice of "forest bathing." Followed by a tea ceremony.
2-3 p.m., County Farm Park, meet at the Medford Rd. pavilion. Free. 971-6337.


 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 & 5 p.m. 

"The Wizard of Oz": Fathom Events.

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(Victor Fleming, 1939). 80th anniversary screening of this classic musical.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events & at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20) & 316-5500 (Emagine).


 2-4 p.m. 

"Winter Orienteering": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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A hike to learn to find your way through the woods in winter. Compass provided, or bring your own.
2-4 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]


 2:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Party and Events Showcase.

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Are you or someone you know planning a wedding, b'nai mitzvah, a life cycle or other special event? Then this is the event for you!
The Ann Arbor JCC is excited to once again bring you the Ann Arbor Party and Events Showcase. You can find event planners, photographers, caterers, decorators, entertainment companies, balloon artists, florists and more all in one place at one time. Each visiting company will have representatives on hand to assist you in exploring your event planning needs. This event is free and open to all.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive. Free. 734-971-0990. rachaelhoffenblum@jccannarbor.org https://jccannarbor.org/activity/ann-arbor-party-and-events-showcase/ [map]



 2:30 p.m. 

"Snow White and the Dancing Dwarfs": Dexter Community Players Youth Theatre.

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Jan. 25-27. Students in grades K-12 perform Ken Jones, Christine Jones, and Jamey Strawn's musical based on the classic fairy tale. Note: Times & cost tentative.
6:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Copeland Auditorium, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $10 at dextercommunityplayers.org. 726-0355. [map]


 3-5 p.m. 

"Hips & Shoulder Yoga Workshop with Carter": FitPoint.

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Mark your Calendars!
Hips & Shoulder Workshop with Carter is back!
Sunday, January 27th, from 3-5pm!
Alleviate stress and tension.
Release emotional trauma and old energy.
Learn how to combat stiffness, pain, and restricted mobility.
Open up your hips and shoulders to gain strength and flexibility.
COST:
$35 Members
$45 Non-Members
(20% OFF if you register by 1/15/2018)
ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOMED!
FitPoint, 250 W.Eisenhower Pkwy. $45. 7345319958. info@fitpointa2.com http://fitpointa2.com/events-promotions/ [map]



 3 p.m.  Free! 

Piano Faculty Recital: U-M School of Music.

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U-M piano professors perform works by Mozart, Ligeti, Gershwin, and others.
3 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [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. 

"Faces of Faith": Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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Local religious leaders from 6 different traditions discuss understanding and practicing compassion and mercy. Followed (5:30-7:30 p.m.) by a fundraising dinner ($25, reservations required at irtwc.org), with food provided by the Chinmaya Mission.
3-5 p.m., The Hindu Chinmaya Mission, 4760 Packard. $5 suggested donation. 424-1535. . [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Wine, Women, and Song: Does Anybody Have a Map?": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Jan. 25-27 and Feb. 1 & 2. An elegant evening of jazz, classical, and cabaret songs showcasing noted local women singers. With pianist Tyler Driskill. Singers include Laurie Atwood, Linda Beaupré, Sue Booth, Carolyn Burnstein, Roxy Diederich, Shelley MacMillan, Deanna Relyea, Emily Rogers, Susan Shipman, Monica Swartout-Bebow, Lisa Tucker-Gray, and Kathy Waugh. With special guest dancer January Provenzola. Swartout-Bebow directs. Wine is served. This popular event usually sells out.
8 p.m. (except Jan. 27, 4 p.m.), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $20-$70 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. . [map]
 


 4:15 p.m. 

Andrew Anderson.

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This veteran local pianist, an accomplished accompanist, chamber musician, and soloist, performs a program highlighted by 2 contrasting sonatas: Schubert's dark, Dionysian Sonata in C Minor and Prokofiev's short and sunny Sonata no. 3. The program also includes works by Schoenberg, 20th-century composer Ruth Crawford Seeger, and Liszt.
4:15 p.m., Faber Piano Institute, 3042 Creek Dr. Donation. 665-7346. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Kids": Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 4:30 p.m. 

FeldenkraisⓇ Awareness Through MovementⓇ: "Stringing the Nine Pearls": Sun Shen.

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This FeldenkraisⓇ class guides you through your own exploration of how your body moves, and is informed by Samo Myers' Tai Chi expertise, especially as it relates to your "nine pearls," or nine major joints. When we sense the parts of us that are stuck and learn how to move them, we feel flow in our bodies and agency in our lives. This is an extraordinary tool for those seeking to improve their performance, or to find relief from physical pain and discomfort.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E STADIUM BLVD. $65 / month or $25 / drop in. 734-395-8486. samomyers@sunshen.org sunshen.org [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! 

Cannabis Patient Education Group.

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Are you interested in learning more about medical cannabis and how to integrate it into your health care routine? Come on out to our monthly group where you will meet others who use medical cannabis. We cover new topics each month & the group takes place at the Om of Medicine, a medical cannabis provisioning center. This group is open to the public and is set up in our lounge which also happens to be a local art gallery! Come by for community, comfort, and cannabis education!
Om of Medicine, 111 S. Main St. Free. 7343698255. info@omofmedicine.org omofmedicine.org [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.  Free! 

"SMTD@UMMA: Press A-flat to Play": U-M School of Music/UMMA.

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U-M piano professor Matthew Thompson is joined by his undergrad and grad students in a performance of transcriptions of favorite video game soundtracks. In conjunction with the current exhibit, Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today.
7 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Open Stage: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All performers invited to showcase their talents.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. Email info@pointlessbrew.com to sign up for an 8-minute spot. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra

Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

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: Jaime Marvin

Columbiaville (MI) pop-folk singer-songwriter. [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 Ogilvie’s 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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