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Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 10, 2019






 
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 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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Jan. 12 & 13; Feb. 9 & 10. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Youth age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (members, $3; kids age 12 & under, free). (517) 605-0624. [map]


 10 a.m. & 1 p.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 a.m.-noon 

"Curling Fest": Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce.

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All invited to watch and participate in this all-day curling tournament celebrating this team sport nicknamed "the roaring game" for the rumbling sound the 44-lb. granite stone makes as it slides across the ice. Spectators welcome to watch for free in a heated tent with live music. Pizza, ice cream, hot dogs, beer, and hot cocoa available. In case of warm weather, competitors will play Fowling (it rhymes with "bowling"), a football-bowling hybrid game where teams compete to knock down their opponents' set of 10 bowling pins at a 48-foot distance with a full-size regulation football. Curling lessons on the hour on Fri. (2-7 p.m.) and Sun. (10 a.m.-noon.).
9 a.m.-late afternoon, Chelsea Lanes, 1180 S. Main, Chelsea. Tickets $120 for a 4-person curling team (lessons, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. Free admission for spectators. 475-1145. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga Study Break": UMMA.

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All invited for a gentle yoga session in the museum. Bring your own mat.
10-11 a.m., UMMA Apse, 525 S. State. Free; preregistration required at umma.umich.edu/events. 764-0395. [map]


 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Better than Well: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness": First United Methodist Church Conversations About Science and Religion.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by U-M Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences associate director Raymond De Vries, of chapter 2 of Noreen Herzfeld's 2009 book Technology and Religion.
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., FUMC Calkins Hall, 120 S. State. Free. 662-4536. [map]


 11:10 a.m.  Free! 

"Carbon Fee and Dividend: Effective option for addressing climate change": Contemporary Issues Committee, First Congregational Church.

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Scientific studies support the need for immediate, significant action to address climate change. Economic, scientific and policy experts agree that a revenue neutral carbon fee and dividend is among the best hopes to accomplish those changes.

Steve Kolk, ACAS, MAAA, climate actuarial expert and Evan Murray, UM BS-Climate & Atmospheric Science will provide a non-partisan, straightforward presentation covering how a carbon fee and dividend will work.
First Congregational Church, 608 E. William St. Free. 734-662-1679. office@fccannarbor.org fccannarbor.org [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.


 Noon-6:30 p.m. 

"One Day Condensed Childbirth Education Class": Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Don't have time in your busy schedule for a multi-week childbirth class? Our one day condensed childbirth preparation class is a great alternative. This class meets on one Sunday afternoon and covers the signs and stages of labor, when to go to the hospital, how to use labor positions and comfort measures during labor, common medical interventions, and the early postpartum period. The class is taught by a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and the focus is on informed decision making and working with your healthcare professional to have a good birth experience. This class will provide you with the information you need to approach childbirth with knowledge and confidence.
Cost includes mom and partner
Winter and Spring classes offered on February 10th or April 14th
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium Blvd. $215. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 Noon 

"Hunt for the Yeti": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All invited to hike through the park to look for the costumed character "Eddie the Yeti." Prizes for best yeti photo. Crafts & snacks.
Noon, Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek, Ypsilanti. $3 admission. 484-9676, ext. 0. [map]


 12:55 p.m. 

"I Want to Eat Your Pancreas": Fathom Events.

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Subtitled (Feb. 7) & dubbed (Feb. 10) screenings of the 2018 coming-of-age anime about the relationship between a popular girl and the aloof bookworm who discovers her diary.
7 p.m. (Feb. 7) & 12:55 p.m. (Feb. 10), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 1:00 p.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]



 1-5 p.m. 

"Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Healing"

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This Guided Deep Relaxation, Meditation and Healing 2-Day Seminar is for beginners and pros. Learn ways to truly relax and enhance your well-being. Internationally Certified Yoga Therapist and Meditation Master Ema Stefanova, is an expert in the field.
AIKIDO (Huron Valley Aikido), 1904 Federal Blvd. $199. 7346657801. EmaStefanova@cs.com www.YogaAndMeditation.com [map]



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Shape Note Singing: Ann Arbor Sacred Harp.

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All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Songbooks available, but singers encouraged to bring their own.

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1-4 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. cawolfe@umich.edu. 678-7549, 663-0262. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Black History Trivia": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to play family-friendly black history trivia. Prizes.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the African crested porcupine (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a cougar, red tailed boa, armadillo, and tegu, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a sloth, a kangaroo, bald eagle, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Mar. 9 & 10. Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live animals. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. This month's featured critters are "worms & friends." Note: Saturday's program includes a midday "Animal Naptime" break when the animals get tired.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM Michigan Nature Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Lego Connection": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lego open play for kids in grades K-5 accompanied by an adult. Legos supplied.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Make Valentine Cards & Decorations": Kerrytown Market & Shops.

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All invited to make Valentine cards and decorations, including pop-up cards. All ages welcome. Materials and guidance provided.
1-3 p.m., Hollanders Lower Level, Kerrytown. Free. contact@kerrytown.com. [map]


 1:30 p.m. 

"Victorian Valentine Tea": Kempf House Museum.

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Feb. 9 & 10. An elegant traditional tea with a menu that includes both sweets and savories. With romantic piano music played on the Kempf family's 1877 Steinway. Period attire encouraged. This popular annual fundraiser usually sells out well in advance.
1:30 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. $30 (members, $25), cash/check only. Reservations required by Feb. 4. 994-4898. [map]


 1:45 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.


 2 p.m. 

"Cocktail Class: Black Bartenders in America - The Unsung History": Tammy's Tastings.

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People of color have played crucial roles in the history of spirits and cocktails, but too often their contributions have been forgotten, ignored, or deliberately suppressed. In honor of Black History Month we'll be exploring their contributions, from the early days of the slave trade to Tom Bullock's 1917 cocktail manual all the way to the modern day, when Black Americans are making waves in the craft cocktail industry. Our guest speaker will be Detroit bartender Amas Muhammad, who'll speak from both his research and personal experience. Classes are hands-on with lots of tasting opportunities.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron. $45. tammylc@tammystastings.com https://www.tammystastings.com/events/cocktail-class-black-bartenders-in-america-the-unsung-history/ [map]


 2, 4:30 & 7:20 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.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Joe's Memory Cafe Loss Meet Up": Collaborative event recommended by the Alzheimer's Association.

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This collaborative program welcomes individuals with memory loss living in their homes, their care partners, family and friends. It is a supportive and engaging environment where everyone can interact, have fun, find support and enjoy a positive experience. If you have any questions or would like to register, please call Sandy Schmunk at 734-649-6806
Joe's Memory Arts Cafe, 5361 McAuley Drive. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 2-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

Banjo Betsy Beckerman & the Uke Party: AADL Westgate.

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All kids in grades preK-3 invited to clap and sing-along with local musician Betsy Beckerman and the Uke Party Band. The program blends familiar songs with a couple of related stories told by AADL storytellers.
2-2:45 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m. 

U-M Women's Gymnastics.

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Feb. 3: Nebraska. 2 p.m.

Feb. 10: Iowa. 2 p.m.
2 p.m., Crisler Center. Tickets TBA. 764-0247. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"A Midsummer Night's Dream": Pioneer High School Theatre Guild.

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Feb. 7-10. Pioneer students perform Shakespeare's popular comic romance about the misadventures of a group of mortals who wander unwittingly into a power struggle between the king and the queen of the fairies.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), PHS Little Theater, 601 W. Stadium. Tickets $10 (seniors age 65 & over and students, $8) in advance at a2tix.com. 994-2120. [map]
 


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Ancient Color": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Curator Cathy Person gives a tour of the current exhibit that explores how ancient Romans acquired, made, and used pigments and dyes.
2 p.m., Kelsey, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Complex Rhythms": U-M Dance Company.

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Feb. 7-10. U-M dance students perform works by guest and faculty choreographers. The program is highlighted by a restaging of Shelter, the 1988 work about homelessness and disenfranchisement by Urban Bush Women founder Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. The New York Times calls it "a powerful incantation against the evils of obliviousness and neglect." Also, a new work by Harge Dance Stories (Detroit) artistic director (and U-M grad) Jennifer Harge focuses on the intersection of movement, African American culture, and the history of protest. U-M dance professor Bill DeYoung celebrates the Leonard Bernstein centenary with his new work set to Bernstein's 1955 Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs. U-M dance professor Robin Wilson premieres a new work inspired by anticipation of her upcoming trip to Cuba.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $30 & $24 (students, $12) in advance at the Michigan League and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Finding America's Fallen": Saline Area Historical Society.

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Talk by Paul Schwimmer, a team member of the BentProp project that locates and helps identify American soldiers who are POW and MIA.
2 p.m., Saline District Library Brecon Rm., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-0442. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Hamlet": Concordia University.

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Feb. 8-10 & 15-17. Concordia students perform Shakespeare's tragedy about the tormented Prince of Denmark, whose quest to avenge his father's murder leads to the deaths of almost everyone close to him. The play remains resonant for its rich, abundant poetry and its penetrating explorations of the psychology of love and betrayal and the disparities between thought and action.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Concordia University Kreft Center Black Box Theatre, 4090 Geddes. Tickets $10 (students & seniors, $8) in advance at cuaa.edu/kreftarts & by phone, and at the door. 995-7537. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Kids Game-Together": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Elementary and middle school students, accompanied by a parent, invited to play board and card games. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 2 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]


 2 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]


 2 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]


 2 p.m. 

"Oliver!": Dexter High School Drama Club.

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Feb. 8-10, 15, & 16. Elizabeth Champion directs students in Lionel Bart's popular musical adaptation of Dickens's Oliver Twist, the tale of an orphaned boy who falls in with a band of pickpockets in Victorian London. The score includes many popular hits, including "Where Is Love?," "Food, Glorious Food," "As Long As He Needs Me," and the title tune.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Dexter High School Center for the Performing Arts, 2200 N. Parker at Shield, Dexter. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $10) at the door only. 424-4240. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Paul Rand: The Designer's Task": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of posters, book covers, and packaging designs by this 20th-century designer with a minimalist aesthetic.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Sweat": EMU Theatre Department.

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Feb. 8-10 & 14-17. Pirooz Aghssa directs EMU drama students in Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer-winning 2015 play about the crises of the working-class residents of Reading (PA) leading up to the 2008 Great Recession. The play is "a moral, passionate and richly articulated cri de coeur from one of America's leading African-American playwrights aimed squarely at the ongoing inability of her hate-spewing white brothers and sisters to accurately locate the cause of their problems," says a Chicago Tribune review.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Sponberg Theatre, Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors, $14; students, $12; kids under 18, $7) in advance at emutix.com, by phone (487-2282), and at the door. 487-1221.


 2 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]



 2-3 p.m. 

"What's For Lunch?": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Representatives from Potter Park Zoo (Lansing) show a variety of live herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores to compare and contrast how each obtains food while trying to avoid becoming prey.
2-3 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]


 2:15 p.m. 

"Roma": Michigan Theater.

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(Alfonso Cuarón, 2018). B&W drama about a young domestic worker employed by a middle-class family in Mexico City during the political turmoil of the 1970s. Spanish, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 2:30, 5:30 & 8 p.m. 

"Cold War": State Theatre.

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Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018). B&W Romeo-and-Juliet story set in post-WWII Poland. Polish, 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.


 2:30 & 5:15 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]


 2:45 & 5 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.


 3-5 p.m. 

Family Challah Bake: Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor.

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All invited to learn about this beloved egg-rich Jewish ceremonial bread and to make some to take home.
3-5 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Tickets $10 (family, $30) before Feb. 4, and $12 (family, $35) at the door. Preregistration required. 971-0990. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Iranian Film Festival.

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Screening of 6 Iranian films (every Sun., Jan. 20-Feb. 24) from the last 40 years. Persian, subtitles.

Feb. 3: "The Hidden Half" (Tahmineh Milani, 2001). When a government official is assigned to hear the final appeal of a woman political prisoner who's been sentenced to death, his wife reveals her own intertwined political and romantic histories.

Feb. 10: "No One Knows About Persian Cats" (Bahman Ghobadi, 2009). Two young musicians, recently released from prison, organize an underground concert to buy the documents they need to flee the Islamic Republic.

Feb. 17: "The Salesman" (Asghar Farhadi, 2016). A married couple acting in a production of Death of a Salesman find their lives upended after the wife is assaulted.

Feb. 24: "The Marriage of the Blessed" (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1989). Drama about an Iranian soldier traumatized by the war with Iraq.
3 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 764-0314. [map]


 3 p.m. 

"Cabaret at the Club": Ladies' Literary Club Benefit.

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Performances by soprano Alexa Lokensgard, the duet of musical theater singer Adrienne Pisoni and guitarist Quinn Strassel, and magician Misha Tuesday. Food, wine, and beer.
3-5 p.m., Ladies' Literary Club, 218 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $50 in advance at a2tix.com/events/cabaret-at-the-club. 482-7615. [map]


 4 & 7 p.m. 

"Dirty Dancing": Fathom Events.

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Feb. 10 & 13. Emile Ardolino classic 1987 romance about a coddled teen who falls for a guy who might be trouble. Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or you can bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Friends and Family": Michigan Chamber Players.

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This ad hoc ensemble of U-M music professors is joined by students, alums, and others in a program, curated by U-M music theory professor and pianist Aleksandra Vojcic, dedicated to children without parents. As the program progresses, the piano, playing the role of "secret protagonist," gradually loses its voice and becomes more like a percussion instrument, while also emulating the harp and the saw. Program: Gabriela Lena Frank's Manhattan Serenades, U-M jazz professor Andrew Bishop's Speak Low, U-M composition professor Kristin Kuster's ANDO: Light against Shade, Ligeti's Entrelacs, and the Michigan premiere of George Crumb's Ancient Voices of Children.
4 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Kids": Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 4:30 p.m. 

FeldenkraisⓇ Awareness Through MovementⓇ: "Stringing the Nine Pearls": Sun Shen.

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This FeldenkraisⓇ class guides you through your own exploration of how your body moves, and is informed by Samo Myers' Tai Chi expertise, especially as it relates to your "nine pearls," or nine major joints. When we sense the parts of us that are stuck and learn how to move them, we feel flow in our bodies and agency in our lives. This is an extraordinary tool for those seeking to improve their performance, or to find relief from physical pain and discomfort.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E STADIUM BLVD. $65 / month or $25 / drop in. 734-395-8486. samomyers@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]


 4:50 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.


 5 & 8 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 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Game materials provided.
5 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Sun. All invited to play card and board games. Also, a Dungeon Master on hand to lead a game of Dungeons and Dragons. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
5:30-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., sidewalk between North Quad & Rackham. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569.


 7 p.m. 

U-M Gilbert & Sullivan Society Benefit Concert.

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Members of this accomplished local town-and-gown company perform popular standards and lesser-known gems from the Gilbert and Sullivan canon.
7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free admission; donations accepted. umgassexec@umich.edu. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Tragedy of King Richard the Second": University Musical Society.

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Taped broadcast of the 2018 Almeida Theatre (London) production of Shakespeare's history play about a complacent king whose misjudgment about his nobles results in the loss of his crown and eventually his life. Director Joe Hill-Gibbins' minimalist 1.5-hour version is performed by 6 actors in street clothes. Stars Olivier award-winner Simon Russell Beale.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $22 (MTF members, $18) in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 7:30 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.


 7:30 p.m. 

Kathy Mattea: The Ark.

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This veteran folk-country singer and 2-time Grammy winner sings in a low, luminous, richly shaded voice that she uses to create emotional landscapes that are at once down-to-earth and deeply evocative. She also has an uncommonly sharp eye for good songs and has, as one critic notes, "set her musical sights higher than the sort of cliche-ridden romantic fodder for moonstruck teens and self-absorbed twentysomethings that's so typical with contemporary country radio fare." That sharp eye was showcased on her 2008 CD Coal, a collection rooted in her own heritage as the descendant of a long line of coal miners that featured songs by an array of stellar country-folk songwriters, including Jean Ritchie, Billy Edd Wheeler, Hazel Dickens, Si Kahn, Utah Phillips, Merle Travis, and Darrell Scott.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $35 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

Patty Stevenson & Craig Siemsen: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Performance by this Milwaukee husband-and-wife duo of folk singer-guitarists whose originals touch on everything from friendship to farm life to labor solidarity.
7:30 p.m., call or email for location. $12 (members, $10). hellmann@umich.edu, 274-0773, 769-1052.


 7:30 p.m. 

"8 Pointless Minutes: A Long Form Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to form groups to perform an 8-minute improv sketch. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun., except July 7. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
8-10 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Old Town: Matt Watroba

A longtime former WDET host, Watroba is a popular folksinger whose repertoire features a blend of lyrical songs and poignant ballads, including several originals. He sings in a sweet tenor voice, accompanying himself on guitar and punctuating his performance with sharply humorous observations. [venue info]

Ravens Club: "Sol Jazz Sundays."

A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by a different guest each week. [venue info]

 
 


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