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Calendar of Events

Friday, February 1, 2019






 
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 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]



 10-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Storytimes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., except Feb. 26 Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. except Dec. 25. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m.Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Winter Democratic Rides: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun.-Fri. 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. (Sun.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), meet at the Barton Nature Trail parking lot (Mon.-Fri.), 1010 W. Huron River Dr. and Wheeler Park (Sun.), N. Fourth Ave. at Depot. Free. 649-9762 (Mon.-Fri.), 996-9122 (10 a.m. Sun.), & 347-1259 (1 p.m. Sun.). [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. (except Feb. 25) Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 Noon 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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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. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal demonstrates.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Auerbach's Augustine: Existential Realism and the Low Style": U-M German Department Werner Grilk Lecture.

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University of California comparative literature professor Jane Newman compares 20th-century German literary critic Erich Auerbach's interpretations of Augustine against those of Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, and Hans Jonas.
3-5 p.m., Rackham West Conference Room. Free. 764-8018.


 3-5 p.m. 

"Cheese & Winter Fruit/Preserves": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's staffers discuss and offer samples of artisan cheeses paired with fresh citrus fruits and preserves by Michigan jam makers. Bread and additional accompaniments.
3-5 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 3 & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Short and Snappy Tours": UMMA.

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Every Fri. Student docents lead 15-minute tours of the museum around various themes, such as love and death, politics and humor, history, mythology, fashion, or other concepts.
3 & 3:30 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 3:30, 6:15 & 9:10 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.


 3:40 & 6:25 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.


 3:50 & 6:35 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, 6:45 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Destroyer": State Theatre.

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(Karyn Kusama, 2018). Drama that follows the moral & existential crises of an LAPD detective after a case from her youth comes back to haunt her. Nicole Kidman, Tatiana Maslany.
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 & 7:30 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]


 4 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

47th Winter Carnival: Chelsea American Legion Post 31.

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Feb. 1-3. Three days of cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and other winter fun (weather permitting) at Cavanaugh Lake. Also, a euchre tournament ($10 entry fee; prizes) on Fri. at 7 p.m., and a craft beer expo (1-5 p.m.) & dancing to classic and contemporary rock by the Manchester band Star 69 and to country by the new Grass Lake band Low Range (8-11:30 p.m.) on Sat. The weekend competitive ice fishing derby (weather permitting) runs 4-8 p.m. (Fri.) & 7 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.). Also, a Kids Carnival with games (25 cents/ticket), located in the upstairs hall (noon-2 p.m.) on Sun. Food available.
4 p.m.-midnight (Fri.), 7 a.m.-midnight (Sat.), & 7 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sun.), American Legion Hall, 1700 Ridge Rd., Chelsea. Free admission. 475-1964. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Of Commodities and Frontiers: Looking for 'Capitalism' on the Edges of Britain's Indian Colonies": U-M Center for South Asian Studies.

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Lecture by University of London development studies lecturer Subir Sinha.
4 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 615-4059. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Joy of Collaboration": U-M Distinguished University Professor Lecture.

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U-M piano professor Martin Katz discusses the work of collaborative pianists. With musical examples by Katz and U-M voice students.
4 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free. 763-0779. [map]


 4:15, 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]


 4:30, 6:35 & 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]


 6-7:15pm 

"Intro to Aerial Fabric": A2 Aviary.

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If you are new to the aerial arts, this is the class for you!
Take your first flight on the aerial fabrics, static trapeze, and lyra, all in this 75 minute class for absolute beginners! Each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary. It is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body!
This intro level class will repeat the same curriculum each week, focusing on basic skill on all apparatus, including ascent/descent, mount/dismount, foot locks, coming to seated and standing on the bar, and hollow body position. It should be repeated until your instructor clears you for beginning level classes.
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]



 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Aris Chalin Trio.

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Aris Chalin Trio featuring Jonah Eichner (bass), Noah Greenberg (drums) and Aris Chalin (keyboard). This group plays beautiful Jazz standards.
Dessous, 312 S. Main Street. Free. No Cover. (734) 222-0202 [map]



 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"After-Hours Retro Recess": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to play with silly putty, Play-Doh, Legos, hula hoops, and more.
6-7:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 6:30-9 p.m. 

First Friday Shabbat: Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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All invited for dinner, preceded by a brief Shabbat observance with songs, candle lighting, wine and challah, and discussion on a theme TBA. Children welcome
6:30-9 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $10 (family, $25). Reservations required at jewishculturalsociety.org. 975-9872. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Paul Keller Presents: Saxophonist Jack Brandfield"

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24-year-old tenor saxophone wizard Jack Brandfield leads his jazz quartet featuring pianist Rick Roe, drummer Jeff Shoup and string bassist Paul Keller. Jack Brandfield, from NYC, is the protege of saxophonist Harry Allen; he's also the student of Rodney Whitaker and Randy Napoleon at MSU. The Jack Brandfield Quartet will performs two big sets of swinging, straight-ahead jazz with a tip of the hat to Stan Getz, Lester Young, Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers.
Zal Gaz Grotto. $10 at the door (under 18 enter FREE). 734-663-1202.



 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bichini Bia Congo: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This popular Ann Arbor-based dance company performs dances, chants, and songs associated with ritual ceremonies, work, and everyday life in Congolese villages.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Dances of Universal Peace (Sufi Dancing).

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All invited to join in song, chant, and circle dances in joyous affirmation of the unity of the world's spiritual traditions.
7-9 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill. $5 requested donation. 663-2037. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Harlem Globetrotters: EMU Convocation Center.

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The Globetrotters bring their legendary blend of basketball wizardry and antic comedy to EMU for an exhibition game.
7 p.m., EMU Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt, Ypsilanti. $20-$82 in advance at emutix.com and at the door. 487-2282. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Mark Webster Reading Series: U-M English Department.

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Readings by U-M creative writing grad students, including poetry by Justin Balog and prose by Rachel Ann Girty.
7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-6330. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Lantern-Lit Ski & Snowshoe": Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Every Fri., Jan. 11-Feb. 8. All invited to walk or (conditions permitting) ski or snowshoe half-mile lantern-lit loops. Fire available to warm up between laps. A few pairs of snowshoes available to borrow.
7-9 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]


 7:15-8:45 p.m. 

"Funky Friday": Ann Arbor Parks & Rec Funky Frosty Friday.

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All invited to skate to the music of James Brown and George Clinton. Prizes for best costume.
7:15-8:45 p.m., Buhr Park Ice Rink, 2751 Packard. $6 (youths age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & over, $5). $1 discount for city residents. Skate rentals available ($3). 794-6234. [map]


 7:30 & 10 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. 

"Beau Monde: An Anthology of Black Dance in America": PURe Dance Ensemble.

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Feb. 1 & 2. Gina Danene Thompson directs this local company of more than 40 dancers, including 3 guest professional dancers from California, in her choreography, drawing on such influences as Katherine Dunham and Martha Graham, that blends modern, break dancing, jazz, swing, ballet, hip-hop, and Congolese dance. This year's show is highlighted by a large Dixieland production number.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2:30 p.m. (Sat.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $15 (students, $8) in advance at eventbrite.com (search for "pure dance ensemble"). (313) 828-0945. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Little Shop of Horrors": Huron High School Players.

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Feb. 1-3 & 8-10. Jeffrey String directs Huron students in Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's campy musical black comedy about a carnivorous plant that grows to ferocious proportions. A nerdy store clerk adopts an unusual plant and fondly names it "Audrey" after the object of his unrequited affections. Initially it seems to bring him good fortune, but as the plant thrives, it grows more and more bloodthirsty, driving its owner to murder. Inspired by a low-budget Roger Corman 1960 comedy-horror flick, the show was an off-Broadway hit in the early 1980s and became a musical film in 1986.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), HHS Ingram Theater, 2727 Fuller. Tickets $15 (students, staff, & seniors, $13). 994-2040. [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]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Little Mermaid": Burns Park Players.

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Feb. 1, 2, 8, & 9. Burns Park Elementary School students, parents, and friends perform Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater, and Doug Wright's musical, based on the 1989 Disney film, about a mermaid who falls in love with a human. The score includes Menken-Ashman film favorites such as "Under the Sea" and "Part of Your World" as well as new numbers.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.) & 4 p.m. (Sat.), Tappan Middle School, 2251 E. Stadium. Tickets $15 (prime seats with reserved parking, $30) in advance at burnsparkplayers.org/tickets and (if available) at the door. 646-4800, (313) 573-5675. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Greg Kihn: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).

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This 80s power-pop rocker is best known for "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)" and "Jeopardy," both of which made the Billboard Top 20. He's just released his 1st album in 21 years, Rekihndled.
8 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Tickets $20 in advance at eventbrite.com and at the door. 665-8558. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Kasey Chambers: The Ark.

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Australian singer-songwriter who sings her gritty country-oriented folk-rock songs in a high, crystalline, affectingly fragile voice that has provoked comparisons to Julie Miller and Emmylou Harris. She has a brand-new CD, Bittersweet, a collection of what Rolling Stone calls "hard-edged alt-country-rock in the tradition of such Americana stalwarts as Lucinda Williams and Buddy Miller." Opener: Carly Burruss, an old-school country singer-songwriter from Atlanta.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 p.m. 

Lee Murdock in Concert: Living Water Lutheran Church of Whitmore lake.

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Living Water Lutheran Church presents acclaimed Great Lakes Balladeer, Lee Murdock in concert on Friday, February 1st at 8:00 p.m. $15.00 donation suggested. Free refreshments. All proceeds go to benefit the Living Water Building fund. Living Water Church is located at 200 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake, 48189.
For information contact: www.livingwatermi.org (734.426.4006) or www.LeeMurdock.com (630.557.2742).
Come celebrate the Great Lakes in song!
Living Water Lutheran Church, 200 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Donation. $15. 734.426.4006. lmurdock@livingwatermi.org www.livingwatermi.org [map]



 8 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]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Scene After Scene": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. Comedic improv by experienced local performers who take suggestions from the audience. Also, "water form," a long-form style of improv developed by Pointless. Opener: guest improv troupe TBA.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Structures": U-M Symphony Band Chamber Winds.

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Various music student ensembles perform Sedlak's arrangement of Weber's Overture to Der Freischütz, Alan Hovhaness's Tower Music, Frey's arrangement of Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, Enescu's Decet for Winds in D Major, and 3 Joplin rags: Maple Leaf, Sunflower Slow Drag, and The Entertainer.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The How and the Why": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Feb. 1-24. David Wolber directs the Michigan premiere of Sarah Treem's cerebral 2011 drama, based on the work of real-life biologist Margie Profet, about 2 brilliant female evolutionary biologists who clash over a potentially revolutionary theory of why humans menstruate. Their fight spins out into intergenerational conflicts about science, feminism, and family. A New York Times reviewer praises it as "a smart, densely textured work about men and women, love and conflict, genes and destiny." Stars Diane Hill and Sayre Fox.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) $22 (kids, $10) or pay what you can in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



 8 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]
 


 9 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.


 9 p.m.-midnight 

"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson and occasionally followed at midnight by blues dancing.
9 p.m.-midnight, Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). (847) 757-0942. [map]


 9:20 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Harrington Brown Harrington Brown

Local gypsy swing guitar duo of Michael Harrington and Appleseed Collective frontman Andrew Brown. Photo: Adrian Wylie. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Brother Son

Popular Detroit rock quartet. Openers: No Fun Club, a Detroit lo-fi indie emo-rock trio, and Chuck. $10. [venue info]

Circ Bar: Camila Ballario

Local classically trained pop singer-songwriter whose music blends elements of pop, folk, rock, jazz, and country. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Club Above: "Bridging the Gap."

With local R&B and hip-hop acts TBA. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Jo Serrapere Jo Serrapere

Gifted veteran local singer-songwriter known for her spare, haunting ballads and blues and her sinewy, commanding vocals. Her latest CD, Dollar Store Nation, is rooted in the unselfconscious genre- hopping across of rock 'n 'roll, country, folk, and honky-tonk boundaries exemplified by the likes of Wanda Jackson and Patsy Cline. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: 50 Amp Fuse

Popular Detroit 70s and 80s classic rock band. [venue info]

Live: FUBAR FUBAR

6-piece band led by guitarist Randy Tessier and featuring vocalist Sophia Hanifi. Its repertoire is an eclectic mix of originals by Hanifi and Tessier and covers of everyone from the Yardbirds, the Byrds, and Dylan to Barbara Lewis' "Hello Stanger," the Foundations' 1968 hit "Build Me Up Buttercup," Count Five's "Psychotic Reaction," and priceless obscurities like Love's "Alone Again Or." 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: David Roof

Local blues-rock singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: The Bluescasters

Veteran local quartet that plays intense, low-down blues and blues- rock. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Open Mike.

All musicians invited. Hosted by Jacob Gibson. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: John Heath

Georgia-bred local blues-rock singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Sweetwaters Plymouth Green: "Talent Night."

Open mike for all performers. [venue info]

Tap Room: "First Friday."

With the eclectic Milan strings & more quintet Unkle Lay Lee's Moonshine All-Stars, the suburban Detroit horn-fired postpunk metal-rock sextet. Hillbilly Knife Fight, the Michigan alternative pop-rock quartet Ricochet the Kid, and Car Crash Jake, an Ypsilanti indie rock band led by singer-songwriter Jacob Assell. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Colin Murphy & Anna Lee's Co

Local bluegrass- and funk-inflected folk-rock quintet whose influences range from the Band and Little Feat to Medeski Martin & Wood and Old Crow Medicine Show. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Pearl Street String Band

Versatile acoustic quartet whose repertoire includes traditional jigs, reels, waltzes and airs from Irish, French-Canadian, New England and Southern/Old-Time sources, and more. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Jack Brandfield Jack Brandfield

24-year-old tenor saxophone wizard Jack Brandfield leads his jazz quartet featuring pianist Rick Roe, drummer Jeff Shoup and string bassist Paul Keller. Jack Brandfield, from NYC, is the protege of saxophonist Harry Allen; he's also the student of Rodney Whitaker and Randy Napoleon at MSU. The Jack Brandfield Quartet will performs two big sets of swinging, straight-ahead jazz with a tip of the hat to Stan Getz, Lester Young, Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers. $10 7 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Coelsige and Ocean Iris

Double bill of young local female singer-songwriters. Coelsige's rock 'n' roll songs draw on a range of influences from Mozart to the Beatles, and Iris' poetic songs draw on folk, rock, and Gypsy influences. [venue info]

 
 


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