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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, February 6, 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]



 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.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]


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. and Sun., except Feb. 10 & 24. Kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different books. Feb. 3 & 6: Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax." Feb. 13: Alison Jay's "Bee & Me." Feb. 17 & 20: Thom Wiley's "Big Earth, Little Me." Feb. 27: Lauren Child's "We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers."
10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  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.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Drop In Volunteering: SCRAP Box Ann Arbor.

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Volunteer Wednesdays at SCRAP!
Volunteers help us inspire creative reuse, and make materials available to the community. Volunteers assist with a variety of sorting, organizing, and creative projects while engaging with other creative reuse minded folks.
Volunteers are valued part of the SCRAP family. Help us continue our work to inspire reuse culture!
#volunteerpowered #weloveourvolunteers
Ages 14 and up. Younger volunteers must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers who complete a 3 hour shift receive a day of discount on reuse materials. Email info@scrapbox.org for more info!
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. Free. 7342185620. claire@scrapbox.org scrapbox.org [map]



 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]


 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies Noon Lectures.

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Feb. 6 & 27. Bring a bag lunch, if you like. Feb. 6: Polish journalist Maciej Krupa on "The Polish Athens: Zakopane as a Center of Polish Culture." Feb. 27: U-M architecture professor Lukasz Stanek on "The Worlding of Eastern Europe: Architects from Socialist Countries in Cold War West Africa."
Noon-1:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Groundhog Day": Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor.

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(Harold Ramis, 1993). Clever, charming comedy starring Bill Murray as a burned-out weatherman condemned to relive the same day for an apparent eternity.
12:30-2 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. 971-0990. [map]


 12:30-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Fun": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. All invited to play board games from the Senior Center's collection.
12:30-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. 794-6250. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"Restorative Justice: An Alternative": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This will be a short course for 3 weeks on the roots, application, and benefits of restorative justice as an alternative to punishment in our criminal justice system. The focus of restorative justice is on the harm done, how the victim can be healed, and how the offender can repair the harm to the victim and community. Carolyn Madden has an MA in Philosophy, Graduate Center, N.Y. and JD from Wayne State University. She was the Associate Director and lecturer for the English Language Institute and is a member of Friends of Restorative Justice of Washtenaw County.
Kathie Gourlay has an MBA from the University of Michigan, currently teaches at Washtenaw Community College, and is passionately interested in criminal justice reform. She finds restorative justice to be an improved way to respond to criminal acts, as compared to the standard American retributive approach. This Study Group will meet Wednesdays, 1:00 -3:00 p.m., February 6th through February 20th.
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Fahs Chapel, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $20. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1 & 6:30 p.m. 

"Carmen": Fathom Events.

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Live broadcast (Feb. 2) and rebroadcast (Feb. 6 & 9) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Richard Eyre's mesmerizing staging of Bizet's popular opera, a steamy melodrama, set in Seville around 1820, about the fiery Gypsy temptress Carmen. A hot-tempered young army corporal falls victim to her charms, but when she falls for a bullfighter, the corporal's jealousy takes a violent turn. The score's famous arias include "The Flower Song," the "Toreador's Song," and the habanera "Love is a rebellious bird." Note: The Feb. 6 show is Quality 16 and Ann Arbor 20 only; the Feb. 9 show is at Ann Arbor 20 only.
12:55 p.m. (Feb. 2 & 9), 1 p.m. (Feb. 6) & 6:30 p.m. (Feb. 6 at Ann Arbor 20 only). Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $18-$27 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine). [map]


 3 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]


 3:40 & 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.


 3:50 & 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.


 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 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]


 4:10 & 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.


 4:15 & 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]


 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

Juliana Huxtable: U-M School of Social Work.

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This NYC-based DJ and poet is joined by pianist-percussionist Joe Heffernan, harpist Ahya Simone, and lighting designer Michael Potvin in a multimedia show that addresses the power and powerlessness of the body in relation to technology, violence, and blackness. Huxtable also gives a talk as part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series on Feb. 7 (see listing).
5-7 p.m., Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Free, but reservations required at bit.ly/2QwDQDM. 764-3309. [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi Pushing Hands": Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang

Pushing Hands is an interactive Tai-Chi training which helps you experience the world in a non-reactive, calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. Classes are held Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm by SUN SHEN Head Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang. Please contact Pastor Neuhaus at (734) 531-8796 or info@sunshen.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Managing Scanxiety Educational Workshop": Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.

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MANAGING SCANXIETY at CSC
Claire Casselman, LMSW, University of Michigan
Whether you're waiting on an upcoming scan, a loved
one's test results, or your five-year checkup after
treatment is complete, "scanxiety" can be one of the
most stressful aspects of living with cancer. Join us for a
workshop with oncology social worker Claire
Casselman exploring the experience of scanxiety and
self-regulation techniques that help combat it.
Wednesday, Feb. 6th, 6-7:30 pm
Call 734-975-2500 to RSVP
Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, 2010 Hogback Road, Suite 3. Free. 734-975-2500. info@cancersupportannarbor.org cancersupportannarbor.org [map]


 6 p.m. 

"One Prayer Class": Sun Shen.

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The One Prayer is a dynamic self-management tool, custom designed for you, that you can take wherever you go and update as you learn and grow. It includes a system of journaling techniques, life organization, and mapping your purpose and trajectory. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction; itʻs about following your heart and vision in concrete and practical ways. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30pm. Contact Samo Joanna Myers at samomyers@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. samomyers@sunshen.org sunshen.org/ [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
Gilbert Residence, 203 South Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 6-8:30 p.m. 

Four Week Lamaze Childbirth Education Class: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Our four week childbirth class is our most comprehensive childbirth education option. This class meets on four consecutive Wednesdays from 6-8:30 pm, with additional material available online. We are proud to partner with UM and offer this class at the Family Center at Von Voigtlander Hospital. This class is taught by a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and covers a wide range of topics including: anatomy of late pregnancy, signs of labor, stages of labor, relaxation techniques, comfort measures and positions for labor, common medical interventions, pain relief options, newborn procedures, and the early postpartum period. The emphasis is on informed decision making and working with your healthcare provider to create a birth plan that is right for you and your family. Each class includes small group activities and practice of labor positions and comfort measures.
Von Voigtlander Hospital Family Center, 1540 East Hospital Drive. $215. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. (except Feb. 27) and Feb. 24. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins with a safety & equipment orientation.
6 p.m. sharp (Sunday session, 1-5 p.m.), AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Telling Your Story: The Power of Words": The Ypsilanti District Library.

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What is your story? Why is it important? What can we learn about ourselves and others when we put pen to paper to tell our stories? In this two-part writing workshop, staff from EMU's Office of Campus and Community Writing will help you explore the stories of your life, focus on one significant moment, and write about that experience. No experience in writing memoirs? No worries! We're here to support you as you discover the power of your own words and memories.
The Ypsilanti District Library- Whittaker Branch, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 x1377. info@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org/event/telling-your-story-the-power-of-words-2/2019-02-13/ [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
UUAA Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 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.


 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.


 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http://bridgeclubs.org/index.php?id=289. 769-3994. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

Joel Mabus: On the Tracks Singer-Songwriter Showcase.

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Veteran Michigan guitar, banjo, mandolin, and fiddle virtuoso, who is also an excellent songwriter known for his trenchant humor and eclectic "folkabilly" style. "Mabus is everything a modern string player should be--versatile, innovative, tasty, and funny," says Martin Keller of the Twin Cities Reader. Mabus's 2017 album, Different Hymnals, is a blues/folk/Americana-infused exploration of faith. Opener: Detroit-based Americana pop-rock singer-songwriter Mark Jewett.
7-9 p.m., Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson, Chelsea. $15 suggested donation. Info: call Annie Capps at 330-5226. [map]


 7-10 p.m. 

Out of Favor Boys: Hollow Body Productions.

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Club Above and Hollow Body Productions Present the Out of Favor Boys
Originally conceived in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2003, the Out of Favor Boys have evolved into a blues staple in Southwest Michigan who are looking forward to bringing their brand of high-energy, horn-driven blues to Ann Arbor.
Their live performances are filled with a fantastic selection of original music along with classic and contemporary blues favorites that are guaranteed to make you want to get up and move.
The band has had released five self-produced CDs and has begun working on songs for their sixth.
Halo - 2004 (currently out of print)
Can't Be Good - 2006
7.18.9 - Live at the 411 Club - 2010
It All Comes Back - 2016
Out of Favor Boys - 2017
Proceeds help support the Ann Arbor Blues Festival
Club Above, 215 N. Main Street. $8.75. 734-663-7758. [map]
 



 7 p.m.  Free! 

S.E. Michigan CNC Enthusiast Group: Maker Works.

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For folks who want to get started with CNC as well as veterans to share information. Focus of the group is anything CNC-related: projects, additive machines like the Makerbot or subtractive mills, CAD, CAM, and the holy war of issues like Servos vs. Steppers, NURBS vs. Meshes, and EMC2 vs. Mach3.
Meetings are normally on the first Wednesday of the month (except when they land on a holiday and Maker Works is closed), free and open to everyone and you don't have to be a member of Maker Works to attend.
With the approach of winter, if the weather is too inclement for safe travel, the meeting may be cancelled if conditions warrant it.
Any CNC-related topic is game and if you have something to show off, please bring it.
For more info, visit: SEMICNC Yahoo! Group https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/semicnc/info
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com https://www.maker-works.com/events/se-michigan-cnc-enthusiast-group [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Sitting Meditation Followed by Discussion: KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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Join us for a silent sitting meditation every Wednesday at 7:00 pm, followed by a discussion. Basic meditation instruction can be provided upon request. There is no cost; donations are welcome.
KTC Ann Arbor, 614 Miner St. Ann Arbor MI 48103. Free. Donations accepted. 734-678-7549. annarborktc.org [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Color Away": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Wed. All adults invited to color. Supplies provided.
7-9 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Homemade Pasta with Keegan Rodgers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodgers demonstrates how to make fresh pasta. For grade 6-adult.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Stories of Elders: What the Greatest Generation Knows about Technology that You Don't": Nicola's Books.

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Grand Rapids writer Veronica Kirin discusses her book based on interviews across the country with many of the last living members of the Greatest Generation. Kirin also shows an accompanying documentary. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7 p.m. 

"Ten Essential Oils for Stress and Winter Self-Care": Literati Bookstore.

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Talk by Jessica's Apothecary & Spa owner Jessica Goniea. Materials provided.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. $25. Preregistration required at literatibookstore.com/local-learning-literati. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History of Books & Printing Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss The Library Book, Susan Orlean's new investigation of the 1986 L.A. Central Library fire that explores the social and cultural importance of libraries.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Visitors Night: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

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All invited to check out the trains whizzing around on the club's big, elaborate layout, housed in a depot restored by the club.
7:30-10 p.m., Michigan Central depot, 3487 Broad, Dexter. Free. 426-5100. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Every Wed. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Steiner's 1904 introduction to anthroposophy, How to Know Higher Worlds.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Rimrock, Playas, Petroglyphs & Pronghorns: Playa Lakes of the Hart Mountain and Sheldon Wildlife Refuges": Michigan Botanical Club.

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Talk by Oregon State University horticulture professor Dennis Albert.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens Auditorium, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 7:45 p.m. 

Full Metal Jokers: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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This local comedy company presents several comics and musicians TBA. Adult content.
7:45 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. $8 in advance at info@pointlessbrew.com; $10 at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Frances Luke Accord: The Ark.

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Chicago-based singer-songwriter art-folk duo of multi-instrumentalists Brian Powers and Nicholas Gunty whose music draws artfully on elements of Americana, jazz, soul, and rock. Their debut CD, Fluke, has provoked comparisons to everyone from Simon & Garfunkel to Iron & Wine. Opening act is The Western Den, an alternative pop-folk ensemble led by Berklee College of Music (Boston) students Deni Hlavinka and Chris West, a singer-songwriter duo known for their ethereal vocal harmonies.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office and the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8-10 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]


 9-11:30 p.m. 

"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]


 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Marsha Gayle & Debbie Fogel

Duo of veteran Detroit jazz & blues vocalists. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Naked Shark

Ypsilanti trio whose music blends psychedelic rock, blues, R&B, funk, and electronic music. Openers: Nokomis, a local art-rock trio, and Douglas Glen Band, a local indie rock trio. $5-$8. [venue info]

Bona Sera: Pencilpoint Theater Works

Stories of Life" with local storytellers Steve Daut, Doug Smith, Judy Slater, Morgan Hoeffel, and Forrest Hejkal. Also, music by local singer-songwriter and pianist Katie Pederson. 7:30 p.m. [venue info]

Club Above: The Out of Favor Boys The Out of Favor Boys

High-energy, horn-fired classic and contemporary blues by this veteran southwest Michigan quintet. A benefit for the Ann Arbor Blues Festival. 7-10 p.m. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Detroit Street Hot Club

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarists Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and violinist Tyler Rindo. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Wych Elm

Local string sextet that plays a stylishly pungent, soul- infused mix of folk, rock, jazz, and old-time music. [venue info]

Mash: Reeds 'n' Steel

Acoustic jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by the duo of singer and harmonica player Michael May and guitarist David Roof. [venue info]

Old Town: Bob Sweet Quartet

Jazz ensemble led by veteran local drummer Sweet, an original member of the Sun Messengers. With reeds player Andrew Bishop, bassist Kurt Krahnke, and guitarist Max Bowen. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: West Park Music Society

Local dance band whose music mixes jazz, Latin, and pop. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Rollie Tussing & Friends

Ensemble led by Tussing, a nationally known local guitar virtuoso who specializes in prewar blues and jazz. [venue info]

 
 


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