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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 29, 2019






 
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 10:00 a.m.  Free! 

"Bob Palmerton Pastels - Landscape Paintings Exhibit": Saline District Library.

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The Saline District Library is hosting an exhibit of landscape pastels by Bob Palmerton. The exhibit runs through Friday, March 29th. Bob's pastel paintings feature scenes from local and international settings, national and state parks, and much more. Bob's work can be viewed online at www.palmertonimages.com.
Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Road, Saline. Free. bob@palmertonimages.com www.palmertonimages.com [map]



 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Ancestry Aficionados": Chelsea District Library.

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Beginner-to-expert genealogists invited to share their findings and get help from experienced volunteers about online resources and family history questions.
10 a.m.-noon, CDL Learning Lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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


 1:00-3:00 p.m. 

"Advanced German IV, Continued": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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The course will be a continuation of Advanced German of Fall '18. We will focus on the use of idiomatic German for conversation. Renate Gerulaitis is professor emerita of German Language and Literature at Oakland University. This Study Group will meet Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., January 29 - May 14.
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Drive. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Tour the Tileworks": Motawi Tileworks.

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Every Tuesday at 1pm and Thursday at 11am, rain or shine, we offer a free tour of the Tileworks. You can browse our studio gallery, meet our staff, learn about our company history, and observe our tile-making process firsthand. Tours typically last 60-90 minutes and are best for ages 8 to adult. Reservations are not required, however please call ahead if your party consists of 10 or more.
Motawi Tileworks, 170 Enterprise Drive. Free. 734-213-0017. tours@motawi.com https://www.motawi.com/pages/tour-the-tileworks [map]



 1-3 p.m. 

Advanced German IV, Continued: OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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The course will be a continuation of Advanced German of Fall '18. We will focus on the use of idiomatic German for conversation.
This study group will meet for two hours on Tuesdays from January 29 through May 14.
Instructor Renate Gerulaitis is professor emerita of German Language and Literature at Oakland University.
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Drive. $45. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 3:30-4:30 p.m. 

"Dream Country": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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We will read and discuss Dream Country by Shannon Gibney, local author of See No Color. One reviewer notes that, "Gibney has masterfully woven together the history of America and Africa through the journeys of young people in search of home and self. Beautifully epic, timely, and outstanding in its breadth and scope, this story truly conveys what it means to be African American." Please read Part I (pages 1-85) before the first class.
Instructor Dick Chase will lead this study group for two hours on Tuesdays from January 29 through February 26.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C. $30. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3:40 & 9:15 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.


 3:50 & 9:05 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 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.


 4, 7, & 9:25 p.m. 

"Stan & Ollie": Michigan Theater.

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(Jon S. Baird, 2018). Biopic about Laurel & Hardy's attempt to restart their comedy career by touring post-WWII Britain. John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan.
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 p.m.  Free! 

"Reflections of a Gene Hunter: The Value of Mouse Genetics in an Era of Genomic Medicine": U-M Distinguished University Professor Lecture.

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Talk by U-M human genetics professor Sally Camper.
4 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 763-0779. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"'Taxing Identities': The Impact of 'Pardon Taxes' on Converso Identity": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Bar-Ilan University (Israel) history professor Claude Stuczynski discusses the "tax" people paid to be dissociated from lists of converted Jews in early modern Portugal.
4 p.m., 2022 Thayer Bldg., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-9047. [map]



 4:10, 6:35 & 9:35 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.


 4:15, 7:30 & 9:15 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]


 4:30 & 6:30 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]


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

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

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


 6-7 p.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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This an all-levels instructor-guided conditioning circuit class is perfect for new aerialists, experienced flyers as a supplement to their current training, or for any folx who are interested in a new and exciting way to exercise. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

K-2 Open House: Clonlara School.

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Clonlara's K-2 program builds on young students' curiosity for learning by emphasizing the importance of PLAY in addition to core academics. Everyday we bring enjoyment, wonder, and discovery into our classrooms to help our students build a strong foundation for lifelong learning.
Join us on Tuesday, January 29, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Meet our K-2 teacher and learn about our Full Circle Learning Model. Activities and snacks will be provided for students and families. Short presentation and Q&A at 6:15 PM.
RSVP appreciated: http://www.clonlara.org/k-2
Clonlara School, 1289 Jewett. Free. 734-769-4511. info@clonlara.org www.clonlara.org/k-2 [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Walk Toward the Sunset: Outdoor Historical Drama and Appalachian Identity": U-M Center for World Performance Studies.

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U-M theater professor E.J. Westlake discusses how Kermit Hunter's plays depict the multi-racial ancestry of those who live in the Cumberland Gap region.
6 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center rm. 207, 1226 Murfin. Free. 763-0032. . [map]


 6:25 & 9:25 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.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Glow in the Dark Storytime": Ypsilanti District Library.

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Have glowing fun with stories and activities in the dark!
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 ext. 1340. [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Sat. 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. (8 a.m., Sat.), 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.), The Session Room, 3685 Jackson (Thurs), and 5700 Jackson (Sat.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 548-6299 (Wed.), 929-9022 (Thurs. & Sat). [map]


 6:30-7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Teddy Bear Sleepover Evening Storytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Kids ages 2-5 invited to wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for sleepover-themed songs & stories. The animals remain at the library for an overnight sleepover, during which volunteers photograph them having fun. Animals and photos can be picked up the following day.
6:30-7:15 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Gender": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A roundtable discussion on who we are, who society sees, and who we want to be.
Readings to consider:
"Doing gender"
"For whom the burden tolls"
"Performative acts and gender constitution"
"The restroom revolution: unisex toilets and campus politics"
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings, please contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/024-gender/.
Take a look at the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

"Nicholas Roeg Film Series": State Theatre.

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Jan. 8: "Don't Look Now" (Nicholas Roeg, 1973). Adaptation of Daphne DuMaurier's horror novel about a bereaved couple on a trip to Venice. Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland. 7 p.m.

Jan. 22: "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (Nicholas Roeg, 1976). David Bowie stars as an extraterrestial in this cult film. 7 p.m.

Jan. 29: "The Witches" (Nicholas Roeg, 1990). Adaptation of the Roald Dahl book starring Anjelica Huston. 7 p.m.
7 p.m., State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope": Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor.

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RSSAA is pleased to offer a screening of this one-hour film. Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood.Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress-and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.https://kpjrfilms.co/resilience/
Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor, 2775 Newport Road. Free. 734-995-4141. www.steinerschool.org [map]


 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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


 7 p.m. 

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

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]


 7-10 p.m. 

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

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The End We Start From": Literati Bookstore Eco Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by local poet Alison Swan, of Megan Hunter's 2017 dystopian novel about a woman who gives birth as London is being submerged in flood waters that soon force her to seek shelter elsewhere in a newly dangerous country.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Faygo Book": Ann Arbor District Library.

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MSU journalism professor Joe Grimm reads from his new history of the iconic Detroit soda pop company, founded over a century ago by 2 Russian immigrant bakers who repurposed their cake frosting recipes for carbonated beverages. Introduction by 107.1 FM morning host Martin Bandyke.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. . [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Wizard of Oz": Fathom Events.

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


 7:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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


 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.  Free! 

University Symphony Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Kenneth Kiesler conducts this ensemble of music majors in Bartok's Violin Concerto no. 2 and Brahms' Symphony no. 2. With violinist Yu Chao Weng, winner of the 2018 U-M Concerto Competition. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 10:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Jesse Kramer Trio

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

Club Above: Open Mike

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

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo

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

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

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

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

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

 
 


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