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 email@example.com or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. firstname.lastname@example.org sunshen.org [map]
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. email@example.com https:
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]
Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. except Dec. 24. 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]
Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]
Craft project for kids in grades preK-1.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]
Kids in grades preK-8 invited to make polygonal origami sculptures and tops using paper, beads, and skewers.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]
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]
University of Toronto Scarborough anthropology professor Michael Lambek discusses the differences between conceptual mistakes and faulty reasoning. On Jan. 31, (10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Michigan League Michigan Room) anthropology professors Sherry Ortner (UCLA) and Joel Robbins (Cambridge University), and University of Chicago philosophy professor Jonathan Lear join Lambek for a symposium on his lecture.
4-6 p.m., Michigan League Ballroom. 764-6285. . [map]
"US Military and Counter-Terrorism in Africa: Is Anybody Watching?": U-M Ford School of Public Policy/U-M Wallace House Livingston Lectures.more >
"US Military and Counter-Terrorism in Africa: Is Anybody Watching?": U-M Ford School of Public Policy/U-M Wallace House Livingston Lectures.< less
Panel discussion with New York Times reporter Christina Goldbaum and Bronwyn Bruton, deputy director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Center. Moderator: U-M Ford School International Policy Center director John Ciorciari.
4-5:30 p.m., Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State. Free. 764-3490, 998-7666. . [map]
Pushing Hands is an interactive Tai-Chi training which helps you experience the world in a non-reactive, calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. Classes are held Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm by SUN SHEN Head Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang. Please contact Pastor Neuhaus at (734) 531-8796 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. (734) 531-8796. email@example.com sunshen.org [map]
Local mezzo-soprano Joan Morris and U-M philosophy & art history professor Daniel Herwitz discuss Morris's new memoir-cum-handbook that combines a short autobiography with advice on different aspects of performance, including character development, choreography, and how to handle vintage songs with lyrics now considered offensive.
5:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-8994. . [map]
The One Prayer is a dynamic self-management tool, custom designed for you, that you can take wherever you go and update as you learn and grow. It includes a system of journaling techniques, life organization, and mapping your purpose and trajectory. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction; itʻs about following your heart and vision in concrete and practical ways. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30pm. Contact Samo Joanna Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. email@example.com sunshen.org
Every Wed. (except Dec. 26 & Jan. 2) and Jan. 12 & 26. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6-8:30 p.m. (Saturday sessions, 1-5 p.m.), AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]
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]
Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com
Every Mon.-Wed except Jan. 1. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m., 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 5700 Jackson (Tues.), and 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues.), 548-6299 (Wed.). [map]
Jan. 9: "Akira" (Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988). Anime classic about a bike gang leader who saves a friend involved in a secret government project. 7 p.m.
Jan. 16: "Perfect Blue" (Satoshi Kon, 1997). Anime about a rising pop star who's plunged into frenzied paranoia when those around her are murdered. 7 p.m.
Jan. 23 (at the Michigan Theater): "Spirited Away" (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001). Oscar-winning anime fantasy about a young girl who discovers a secret world of strange spirits and sorcery. 7 p.m.
Jan. 30: "Your Name" (Makoto Shinkai, 2017). Anime about 2 high schoolers who are complete strangers to each other who begin periodically waking up in the other's body. 7 p.m.
7 p.m., State Theatre (except as noted). Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.
Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http:
Mortal Soul - Live at Club Above
This is the story of love, genius, creativity, passion, and truth.
No matter where you're from its all about love.
Music from the heart, from that place that makes you sing, dance laugh, cry and believe. The amazingness of the human spirit is alive and available in the songs of Mortal Soul. This musical journey takes you from Blue Grass and the Appalachian meth labs to 70s soul and mainlining in a New York City alley, then sets you free to the feeling of a Gospel Church, a Buddhist temple and the afterparty at my cousin Talib's house in New Orleans.
Proceeds help support the Ann Arbor Blues Festival
Club Above, 215 N. Main Street. $5. 734-663-7758. [map]
Minneapolis writer Shannon Gibney, author of the award-winning novel See No Color, discusses her new novel about a 17-year-old living in Minneapolis who begins to crack under the strain of being a Liberian refugee.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.
All invited to join a discussion of Rachel Kushner's 2018 novel about a woman starting 2 consecutive life sentences in a California prison.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
(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
Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Steiner's 1904 introduction to anthroposophy, How to Know Higher Worlds.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]
Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]
Aut Bar: Marsha Gayle & Debbie Fogel
Duo of veteran Detroit jazz & blues vocalists.
Blind Pig: "Live hip-hop Night."
With One.Be.Lo, Isaac Castor, and Dead Breed.
Detroit St. Filling Station: Detroit Street Hot Club
Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarists Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and clarinetist Tyler Rindo.
Earle: Jake Reichbart
Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.
Habitat Lounge: Wych Elm
Local string sextet that plays a stylishly pungent, soul-infused mix of folk, rock, jazz, and old-time music.
Mash: Matt Gabriel
Grand Rapids singer-songwriter whose music draws on an eclectic mix of genres, from pop and rock to folk and country.
Old Town: Pete Siers Quartet
Led by local jazz drummer Siers.
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