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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
"The Future of Work: Preparing Students For The Future of Work": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.more >
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Technology and generational changes are increasingly changing how people work. These changes are affecting education, too, as students look to take control of their education, following the lead of on-demand services that have allowed people to manage nearly every other aspect of their lives.
Presenter Professor Rose B. Bellanca will discuss how these changes will shape how we will learn, live, and work.
Dr. Bellanca is the President and CEO of Washtenaw Community College (WCC). In this position, she is responsible for the organization, administration, and strategic direction of the college. WCC serves more than 100,000 students and community members a year, employs nearly 1,500 full- and part-time employees, and has an operational budget of more than $100 million. Dr. Bellanca has more than 20 years of executive leadership in higher education. She is the fourth president to lead Washtenaw Community College since its inception in 1965.
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. email@example.com. https:
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]
"The Future of Work: How Will Your Grandkids Make a Living?": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.more >
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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]
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]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
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]
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]
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.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]
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 email@example.com or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E. Stadium Blvd. $55 / month, $17 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. firstname.lastname@example.org sunshen.org [map]
In March of 2018, The New York Times Book Review featured 15 novels by women that their critics see as "opening new realms to us, whose books suggest and embody unexplored possibilities in form, feeling and knowledge." They say these books set the agenda for the 21st century. So the question for this class is: what does that agenda look like?
Before the first meeting I will send the NYT article to new participants so they can read the short reviews of each novel. Sharon Quiroz will indicate the six books we will read in Session I. At the first meeting of Session II, we will select the next set, to continue with our research question. We'll read approximately 150 pages a week, so we can cover most novels in two to three weeks. We'll have discussion, small group analysis in class, occasional lectures on style, structure, etc.
This study group will meet for 90 minutes on Thursdays from January 31 through April 18.
Instructor Sharon Quiroz has a PhD. in English, has
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Street. $45. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
Jan. 17, 24, & 31. All teens invited to learn a new hobby, like knitting, writing, or drawing, or bring an art/craft project to work on.
3-5 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. . [map]
"Charcot's Brazilian Monkey: Religion, Psychiatry and Nearhuman Attraction": U-M Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies.more >
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U-M history professor Paul Johnson discusses late-19th-century Parisian doctor Jean-Martin Charcot and the 2 Rosalies in his life: his famous patient Rosalie Leroux, who had convulsive attacks that Charcot called "demoniacal," and his pet monkey, Rosalie, on whom he doted.
4-6 p.m., 1014 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. Free. 615-7400. [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
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.
5:10 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 668-8463. [map]
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]
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]
Local writer (and Observer contributor) Frances Kai-Hwa Wang discusses the foods eaten at the Chinese New Year. Chinese snacks.
6:30-8:30 p.m., CDL McKune rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
Veteran film critic Perry Siebert will screen the Academy Award-winning documentary Anne Frank Remembered. Made in co-operation with the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, the filmmakers were granted unprecedented access to their archives, research resources and the hiding place itself." Youth may attend the screening with their parents or by permission.
The Ypsilanti District Library- Whittaker Branch, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 x1377. email@example.com www.ypsilibrary.org
Make either a wooden pendant (for a necklace or other use) or pair of earrings using laser cut geometric shapes or letters. Learn the basics of how to cut and engrave on a laser cutter and go home with a pendant or pair of earrings that you designed.
Students will learn the processes for preparing artwork for cutting and etching on the laser cutter and see their jewelry design cut from maple, cherry, or walnut.
This workshop is open to anyone 8 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a separately registered adult. Even if you have not yet taken the laser safety checkout class, you may still take this workshop.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $30. 734-707-8019. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
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. email@example.com http:
Subtitled (Jan. 28) and dubbed (Jan. 31) screenings of Naoko Yamada's 2017 anime about a deaf girl bullied by a popular boy, who later tries to make amends.
7 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com
All invited to join a discussion of Kiese Laymon's acclaimed 2018 memoir about his complex relationship with his mother, growing up black in Mississippi, anorexia, obesity, sexual abuse, writing, gambling, and the state of American society.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
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:
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
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
A collage-style concert of works in various styles by U-M music professors, including double bassist Robert Hurst, soprano Carmen Pelton, tenor Scott Piper, bass-baritone Daniel Washington, trombonist Dennis Wilson, music theory professor Patricia Hall, and pianists Kathryn Goodson, Christopher Harding, Christian Matjias, Matthew Thompson, and Andy Milne.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]
Jan. 31 & Feb. 1-2. A veteran guest performer in TV sitcoms, Gaza is a very funny and playfully irreverent stand-up comic who bills himself as "The Laziest Working Man in Show Business," sometimes even performing in PJs. 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.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $15 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
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. email@example.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun., Jan. 31-Feb. 24. This local professional theater company performs Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's Pulitzer- and Tony-winning 2008 rock musical about a suburban family coping with crisis and mental illness. The New York Times calls it "a feel-everything musical, which asks you, with operatic force, to discover the liberation in knowing where it hurts." The score's "rock 'n' roll jaggedness and vitality" shift "from dainty music-box lyricism to twanging country-western heartbreak," with songs such as "My Psychopharmacologist and I" and "Didn't I See This Movie?"
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Thurs.; $36 (seniors, $34; youth & groups of 10 or more, $32) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $34 (seniors, $32; youth & groups of 10 or more, $30) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]
This U-M jazz piano professor performs works from Momentum: Portraits of Women in Motion, her new album of originals celebrating her female heroes in music, sports, environmental advocacy, and politics. She's joined by an all-women group of local musicians, including trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, saxophonists Virginia Mayhew and Lisa Parrott, trombonist Melissa Gardiner, bassist Marion Hayden, and drummer Allison Miller.
8 & 9:30 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$25 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. . [map]
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]
Oriol Sans conducts this music student ensemble in Tchaikovsky's beloved, deeply melancholic Symphony no. 6 ("Pathétique") as well as Mozart's spirited and exuberant Symphony no. 36 ("Linz") and the March and Scherzo from Prokofiev's satirical opera, The Love for Three Oranges.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [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]
Blind Pig: "Homeless Shelter Benefit."
With Nadim Azzam, Oren Levin, Tru Klassick, MYNA, and Shai-Li.
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.
Earle: Jake Reichbart
Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.
Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson
Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio.
Last Word: 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.
Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds
Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May.
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.
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.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike
All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Judy Banker .
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