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Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 31, 2019






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Master Kim Instructs Senior Student

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 info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Champion Gymnastics Session 3: Champion Gymnastics.

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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. cga2@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/ [map]


 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 - 11:30 a.m. 

"The Future of Work: Preparing Students For The Future of Work": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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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. olli.info@umich.edu. https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Mah-Jongg: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Beginners welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [map]


 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Concepts and Persons": U-M Philosophy Department Tanner Lecture on Human Values.

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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]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"The Future of Work: How Will Your Grandkids Make a Living?": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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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]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Little Paws Story Time": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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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]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Mar. 14, May 2, & June 13. CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tour the Tileworks": Motawi Tileworks.

  community member   < less Motawi Tileworks

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]



 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 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]


 Noon  Free! 

U-M Center for Japanese Studies Lecture Series.

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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]


 12:10 p.m. 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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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.

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12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Arthritis": Sun Shen.

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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 info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E. Stadium Blvd. $55 / month, $17 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 1:30-3 p.m. 

"Remarkable Novels II (and III)": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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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. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3:35 & 9:15 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.


 3:45, 6:45 & 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. 

"Shoplifters": State Theatre.

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(Hirokazu Koreeda, 2018). Drama about a family whose decision to make ends meet by shoplifting comes under scrutiny after they adopt a young girl. Japanese, subtitles.
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 & 7:45 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! 

"Charcot's Brazilian Monkey: Religion, Psychiatry and Nearhuman Attraction": U-M Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies.

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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]


 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Makerspace": Dexter District Library.

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Kids in grades K-8 invited to do crafts and building challenges.
DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 4:15, 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 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]


 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Board Game Night: The Loaded Die.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play popular board games (list available at theloadeddie.com). "Board Game Guru" on hand to answer questions. Raffle.
5-9 p.m., Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free (buy your own food & drink). facebook.com/drinkblom. [map]


 5-6 p.m. 

Youth Mixed Aerial Apparatus (Ages 8-17): A2 Aviary.

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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. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

postponed--"PRACTICE or Holding Space for ______": U-M School of Art & Design Penny Stamps Speaker Series.

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Note: This event has been postponed. 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]


 6 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]


 6:20 & 9:25 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.


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Foods & Flavors of the Chinese New Year": Chelsea District Library.

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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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Anne Frank Remembered": The Ypsilanti District Library.

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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. info@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org/event/anne-frank-remembered/ [map]



 7 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.


 7 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]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

Beginning Pole Dance: A2 Aviary.

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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. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

"A Silent Voice": Fathom Events.

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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/events & at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), & 316-5500 (Emagine).


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Heavy": Literati Book Club.

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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]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Self-Care Massage": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lecture-demo by BMT Wellness owner Brian Truskowski on how to self-massage upper body muscles.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-4200. . [map]


 7:15 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]


 7:30-8:30 p.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]



 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comhaltas.

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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/DetroitIMA. contact@detroitirishmusic.org. 255-5310. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Faculty Showcase Concert: U-M School of Music.

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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]


 7:30 p.m. 

Nick Gaza: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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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]


 7:30 p.m. 

Shadow League Show: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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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. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Next to Normal": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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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]


 8 p.m. 

Ellen Rowe: Kerrytown Concert House.

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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-$35 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. . [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 Philharmonia Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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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]


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"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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: "Homeless Shelter Benefit."

With Nadim Azzam, Oren Levin, Tru Klassick, MYNA, and Shai-Li. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [venue info]

Last Word: The Pherotones 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. [venue info]

Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds

Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike

All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Judy Banker . [venue info]

 
 


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