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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 5, 2019






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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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.  Free! 

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

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


 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]


 9 a.m. & 10 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

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Please join us for group tours of our toddler, preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Please register for a tour at admissions@daycroft.org. Visit us at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Preprimary Campus, 100 Oakbrook Dr. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org [map]



 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 9:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 11-May 14. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [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 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.


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 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.-noon 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 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]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. (except Feb. 19) & Feb. 16. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Early Winter Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. Our award winning Mothers Group is facilitated by both a postpartum doula and social worker. Together they have years of experience on infant development and postpartum adjustment. The six week series begins each class with group discussion on a topic pertinent to early parenthood such as getting enough sleep, feeding, changes to relationships, and places to go with your baby. If you will be going back to work during the six weeks, please contact our office for a prorated rate. You may also join any time during the session for a discounted rate. This group is designed from babies from newborn to crawling.
This group meets on Tuesday mornings from 10:30-noon from January 15th to February 19th. Class meets at Align Chiropractic--2464 East Stadium Blvd. in Ann Arbor.
Save $5 with promo code SUPPORT through January 13th
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. $100/6 weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Please join us for this free one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between.
Center for Innovation (formerly St. Joe's Urgent Care), 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Ask the Doc: Surgical Oncology Lunch & Learn at CSC": Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.

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ASK THE DOC: SURGICAL ONCOLOGY Lunch &
Learn at CSC
With Sade Imeokparia, MD, University of Michigan
Surgeons are an important piece of many cancer care
teams, but the nature of their work means less time
to get to know patients and answer questions. Join us
for lunch and conversation with Dr. Sade Imeokparia,
Surgical Oncologist, with lots of time for Q&A. Tuesday,
February 5, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Call 734-975-2500 to RSVP
Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, 2010 Hogback Rd, Suite 3. Free. 734-975-2500. erin@cancersupportannarbor.org cancersupportannarbor.org [map]


 Noon & 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Lunar New Year Carillon Concert: Year of the Pig": U-M School of Music.

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A carillonneur TBA performs Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese works. Program is highlighted by Hyo Won Woo's folk drumming-inspired Ari Ari. Note: Warm clothing advised. Attendees welcome to visit the belfry at Burton Tower (noon, take elevator to 8th floor & stairs to 10th floor, simulcast on the 8th floor for those with mobility limitations) and Lurie Tower (1:30 p.m., 3rd floor). Q&A follows the 1:30 performance.
Noon & 1:30 p.m., Burton Tower (noon) & Lurie Tower (1:30 p.m., 12:30 Murfin). Free. 615-3204. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"Great Decisions": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Our self-facilitated group will discuss eight critical international issues facing the U.S. using the Foreign Policy Association's study guide and DVD. All registered participants will automatically receive their own study guide. The topics are: Refugees and Global Migration, The Middle East: Regional Disorder, Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?, The Rise of Populism in Europe, Decoding U. S. - China Trade, Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics, The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested, Department of State and Diplomacy. Barbara Comai and Leo Shedden will facilitate the discussions.
This Study Group will meet 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. from February 5 through June 4.
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Drive. $70. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Tour the Tileworks": Motawi Tileworks.

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



 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

"Soaring High, Delving Deep with Literature from Around the World": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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In these sessions, participants will discover how writers from around the world see the world and how they perceive the past, the present, and the future of their societies. Do we, educated Americans, see our world in ways similar or different from the ways those writers see it? On what do we agree or disagree with these writers?
Let us fly together with these writers and look at the world through their perceptive eyes. Our first journey will be in the world of a novel titled Exit West. Our tour guide will be the book's author Mohsin Hamid.
Please come to the first meeting having read the novel and ready to fly. Subsequent readings/discussions led by instructor Adnan Salh will be determined at the first meeting, according to the group's interests. This Study Group will meet select Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., February 5, March 5, and Apr 2.
Community Health Services Bldg., Suite A2, Conf. Rm. 1213, 2025 Traverwood Dr. $20. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3:15 & 9:10 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.


 3:30 & 9 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.


 3:45 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, 6:35 & 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 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.  Free! 

"First Tuesday Lego Club": Dexter District Library.

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All kids age 4 and up invited to make Lego creations.
4-5 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Impunity as State Formation: Dictatorship and the Future of Justice in Thailand": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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Talk by University of Wisconsin Southeast Asian studies professor Tyrell Haberkorn.
4-5:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"New Ways to Make Molecules: From Fundamental Science to Applications in Medical Imaging and Drug Development": U-M Distinguished University Professor Lecture.

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Talk by U-M chemistry professor Melanie Sanford.
4 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 763-0779. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"'Over There' with the American Expeditionary Forces in France During the Great War": U-M Clements Library.

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Curator Louis Miller discusses the current exhibit of WWI-era letters, postcards, photographs, and other materials.
4-5:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 647-0864. [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, 6:45 & 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]


 5:30-7 p.m. 

"Chemistry: Much More than Just a Magic Trick - OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Do you ever wonder about the chemical differences between gin and rum? Or how about the science behind the baking of your favorite pastry or getting the perfect sear on your steak? And what about all the plastic we use in our daily lives? If so, your queries can all be answered through chemistry, and this course will focus on the magical chemical processes used in our everyday lives! So come join us to learn how to think like chemists as we discuss these topics and any others you might have in mind! As graduate students working towards our Ph.D.s in organic chemistry, we share a passion for science and look toward sharing our "magic tricks" with you.
Instructors Ellen Aguilera and Liz Meucci with lead these sessions on Tuesdays from 5:30 -7 p.m. and run from February 5 through March 12.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $35. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 6-7 p.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

"Winter Seed Sowing": Community Enrichment at Washtenaw Community College.

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Learn how to start hardy seedlings outdoors in winter. Mimic Mother Nature to sow outside, without needing indoor space, grow lights or heat mats. You'll discover how to convert everyday household items into containers, what soils and seeds to use, and how to care for the containers and seedlings.
Class is held at WCC through Community Enrichment-- you do not need to be or enroll as a WCC student to attend this class!
Register at https://goo.gl/ZJbcsQ or by calling 734-677-5060.
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Dr., Technical and Industrial Building, Rm. TI 128. $39 / free for Washtenaw County residents age 65+. 734-677-5060. https://goo.gl/ZJbcsQ [map]



 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do: Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, 2-part series. Part 1 provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part 2 has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when teen substance use is suspected, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part 2 ends with adults and teens hearing a talk by a young person in recovery from a substance use disorder. The series is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the WISD/LESA Health Educators' Learning Network (supporting and advocating for Whole School, Whole Community, and the Whole Child Approach-WSCC,) and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. The series is inclusive of parents/guardians, teens, other family members, professionals and students - all are welcome. Registration is not required.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Exhibition Room, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs [map]



 6:15 & 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.


 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.


 6:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap knitting tips.
6-9 p.m., call for location. Free, $2 monthly dues. meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/, 945-3035.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 7 p.m. 

"Celebrating Katharine Hepburn": State Theatre.

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Feb. 5: "The Philadelphia Story" (George Cukor, 1940). Brilliant, rapid-fire rom-com about an independent society girl wistful for real romance. Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart. 7 p.m.

Feb. 12: "The African Queen"(John Huston, 1951) stars Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart in an offbeat romance classic. 7 p.m.

Feb. 19: "On Golden Pond" (Mark Rydell, 1981). Heartwarming drama about a crotchety retired professor and his grown daughter coming to terms with their difficult relationship on the occasion of the father's 80th birthday. Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda. 7 p.m.

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State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Racial Justice Film Series": St. Francis of Assisi Peace & Justice Committee.

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Join us as we walk humbly and learn more about racism and its impact on our nation. Racial Justice Film and Discussion Series - Tuesday evenings in St. Francis School, 7:00-8:30.
Feb 5 - The Story We Tell
Feb 12 - The House We Live In
St. Francis School, Room 5b, 2270 E Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. kelcore25@yahoo.com https://www.stfrancisa2.com/racial-justice/ [map]


 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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


 7 p.m. 

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

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Washtenaw Reads Book Discussion: Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to discuss Reading with Patrick, Michelle Kuo's memoir about teaching underprivileged students in Helena (AR) and her relationship with a gifted student who was later jailed for murder.
7-8 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-10 p.m. 

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

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


 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Community Sing": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All invited to join this monthly gathering to sing songs from the various branches of American folk music.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5. 794-6250. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"I Am Making History": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Neutral Zone teens present a program of storytelling and spoken word performances on the theme of making history on their own terms.
7-8 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Natural Remedies for Seasonal Affective Disorder": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local aromatherapist Margo Hertzfeld.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 994-4589. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Only Woman in the Room": Barnes & Noble Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Marie Benedict's historical novel about Hedy Lamarr, the Golden Age Hollywood actress whose "frequency hopping" invention underlies such things as Wi-Fi and GPS. Free food & beverage samples.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-0846. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Feb. 5 & 19. Club members show their projected images (Feb. 5) and prints (Feb. 19) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Fun with a Wide-Angle Lens." On Feb. 5, former club president (and Observer photographer) Adrian Wylie discusses "Argus: Ann Arbor's Camera Company" and shows photos he took with an Argus camera. On Feb. 19, former Washtenaw County Historical Society president Susan Cee Wineberg shows archival photos from her book, Lost Ann Arbor.
7:30 p.m., Forsythe Middle School media center, 1655 Newport. Free. 327-4781. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Reading Glasses Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss books by contemporary writers, including quirky fiction and strange but true nonfiction. Copies of the books available at the CDL.

Nov. 6: Everything I Never Told You, U-M grad Celeste Ng's award-winning debut novel about about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio.

Dec. 4: Selection of titles for 2019. Participants invited to bring a wrapped book for the annual White Elephant Book Exchange.

Jan. 8: Reading with Patrick, Michelle Kuo's memoir about her relationship, while teaching underprivileged students in Helena (AR), with a gifted student who was later jailed for murder.

Feb. & Mar.: TBA.
7:30-9 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, ste. 100, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of Una Suerte Pequeña, by Argentine novelist Claudia Piñeiro, about an expatriate's return to Buenos Aires 20 years after a family tragedy.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio.

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Feb. 5 & 19. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit that also produces a weekly public radio show. Ten storytellers are selected at random to tell a 3-5 minute story--this month's themes are "Delusions" (Feb. 5) & "Flight" (Feb. 19)--judged by a 3-person team recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Seating limited; arrive early.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. General admission tickets $15 in advance only at themoth.org beginning a week before each event. 764-5118. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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U-M German professor Frederick Amrine discusses Michael Sandel's 2013 book about the role of markets in a democratic society. Audience members are encouraged to read the book before attending.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497, (517) 927-3696. [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! 

Victor Provost & Rusty Burge: U-M School of Music.

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Leading Washington, D.C.-based steel pan player Provost and Cincinnati vibes player Burge are joined by U-M percussion professor Jonathan Ovalle and a bassist TBA in jazz originals and arrangements.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8:30-10 p.m. 

Opera on Tap.

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Local singers perform arias and art songs. Tonight's theme: "Star-Crossed Lovers."
8:30-10 p.m. (seating begins at 6:30 p.m.), Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 56 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted (buy your own food). Reservations required (call between 10 a.m. & 8 p.m.). 483-5230. [map]


 10:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Jesse Kramer Trio

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

Club Above: Open Mike

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

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo Dave Menzo

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

Oz's Music Environment: "Songwriters Open Mike"

All songwriters invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

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

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

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

 
 


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