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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 12, 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.-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]


 9:30 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]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"A Half Century of Michigan Memories … and Some Thoughts About the Future": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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For the past 50 years the Duderstadts have served the University in many ways as partners in faculty activities, leadership roles, community building, and historians. In this discussion they will draw upon these past experiences to explore some of the challenges the University will face in the future.
Washtenaw Community College, Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Drive. $10 Day Pass - $25 five lecture series (see the web site). 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu. https://www.olli-umich.org/ [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]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"A Half-Century of Michigan Memories … and Some Thoughts About Its Future": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by former U-M president Jim Duderstadt and his wife Anne.
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 for the 10-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Just in Thyme for Pruning Practices": Good Thyme Garden Club.

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Presentation by Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission horticulturist Kathy Squires.
10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 730-2947. [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]



 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except Nov. 20, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 5, & Mar. 12 Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [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]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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Feb. 12 & 26. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee. Feb. 12: Johns Hopkins University history of medicine professor Marta Hanson on "'Heaven and Earth Are Within One's Grasp': The Healer's Body-as-Technology in Chinese Medicine." Feb. 26: Clark University (MA) history professor Lex Jing Lu on "Mao's Secret Photo Retoucher: Redefining Chinese Masculinity for a New China."
Noon-1 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Small Talk: Talk Therapy and the Microscopic Science of Face-to-Face Interaction": U-M Institute for the Humanities FellowSpeak.

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Lecture by U-M anthropology professor Michael Lempert. Q&A.
12:30-1:30 p.m., Osterman common room #1022, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518. [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]


 2 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. 

"Ypsilanti Memory Cafe": We Care Connect recommended by Alzheimer's Association.

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Please Join We Care Connect Memory Cafe for snacks, activities and time to socialize. Call Monica or Shonda at the Ypsilanti Senior Center for more information at 734-483-5014
Ypsilanti Senior Center, 1015 N. Congress St., Ypsilanti. 734-483-5014. alz.org/mglc [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

We Care Connect Memory Cafe: Ypsilanti Senior Center.

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This new program is free for caregivers and persons living with memory loss to engage in social conversation, creative and entertaining activities, and develop friendships for mutual support while relieving the mental and physical stress that Alzheimer's disease or related dementia brings to daily interactions, tasks, and responsibilities. Comfortable seating, coffee bar, and soothing music are added features to enter a welcoming non-judgement environment.
Ypsilanti Senior Center, 1015 N. Congress St, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-483-5014. ypsilantiseniors@sbcglobal.net www.ypsiseniorcenter.org [map]


 2:10 & 7:30 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.


 2:20 & 4:40 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.


 2:30, 5 & 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 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]


 3:15 - 5:15 p.m. 

Current Events 2: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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This discussion group is for people interested in current events happening at the local, national and global level. All opinions will be heard courteously. No materials or special expertise required, just an open mind and a good sense of humor.
This study group for those 50 and over will meet for one hour and 45 minutes from 3:15 - 5 p.m. on Tuesdays from February 12 through August 27.
Bank of Ann Arbor, 2601 Plymouth Road. $75. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu. https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerning Cultures: A Podcast Listening Party": U-M Global Islamic Studies Center.

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All invited to listen to an episode of this Middle Eastern storytelling podcast, described by the Guardian as "This American Life for the Middle East." Followed by a Q&A about the current state of Middle Eastern media representation with Kerning Cultures marketing chief Bella Ibrahim. "Kerning" is a typographical term for setting two letters closer together than is usual by removing space between them. Light refreshments.
4-6 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free; RSVP requested at myumi.ch/J9DzE. 615-9558. [map]


 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Pizza and Paperbacks Teen Book Club": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to discuss Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson's gritty debut YA novel about a mostly silent high school freshman girl who becomes a pariah after she refuses to disclose that the reason she called the police to a summer party was that she had been raped by a popular senior. Pizza.
4-5 p.m., Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Special Collections After Hours: Reading the Object": U-M Library.

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Exhibit that revolves around the materiality of manuscripts, from how documents were originally produced to how they've been used, appreciated, and, at times, refashioned.
4-7 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library 6th floor, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-1220.


 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled--"Bibliobandido Bookmaking Workshop": U-M Stamps School of Art and Design.

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This event has been canceled due to inclement weather.
4:45 p.m., U-M Stamps Gallery, 201 S. Division. Free; preregistration required at eventbrite.com (search for "Bibliobandido"). 764-0397. [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.


 5:15 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]


 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]


 6-7:30 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]



 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Beat Lab Music Tools": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grade 6-adult invited to try out samplers, synths, and drum machines from the AADL Music Tools collection. AADL staff available to answer questions.
6-8 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 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. 

Home Sweet Home: Presenting sponsor: Liberty Dental.

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Enjoy an evening of delicious Zingerman's appetizers paired with hand-selected wines, while helping us ensure that all LGBTQ+ youth in Washtenaw County receive the safety and support that they deserve - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
For youth to thrive in schools and communities, they need to feel socially, emotionally, and physically safe and supported. Ozone House works to give a voice to youth who have been abused, abandoned, rejected or neglected by the people who are supposed to love and protect them. We encourage and strive for family acceptance and reunification.
Let's collectively wrap our arms around these young people who identify as LGBTQ+ in a time when it is most difficult to come out and be their authentic selves.
Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley Street. Donation. $75. 734-662-2265. hruud@ozonehouse.org www.ozonehouse.org [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bees in New Zealand": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Talk by longtime Lansing-area beekeeper Steve Tillman. Also, a mini-workshop on building and using a Styrofoam box for a nuc (small bee colony created from a larger colony).
6:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free; metered parking. A2B2club@gmail.com. [map]


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Button Bouquet": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for grade 6-adult.
6:30-7:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Home Sweet Home": Ozone House Fundraiser.

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Wine, cheese, and chocolates. Proceeds benefit Ozone House programs and services for LGBTQ youth.
6:30 p.m., Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. Tickets $75 in advance only at ozonehouse.org. 662-2265. [map]


 6:30-7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Moon-tastic Evening Storytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Kids ages 2-5 invited to hear local author Meg Gower read her new book, Breakfast Moon. Also, moon-themed songs & crafts.
6:30-7:15 p.m., Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 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.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Circumcision': The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A roundtable discussion on health, tradition, and mutilation.
Readings to consider:
"Male circumcision"
"Female genital alteration: a compromise solution"
"Female genital mutilation and male circumcision: toward an autonomy-based ethical framework"
"Rationalising circumcision"
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings, please contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/025-circumcision/.
Feel free to visit the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/ [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. 

Chelsea Evening Primrose Garden Club.

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Discussions and activities. Jan. 9: "Herbs for Pleasure and Purpose." Master Gardener Susan Betz discusses the fundamentals of choosing herbs for home landscapes and gardens.

Feb. 13: Bonnie & Patrick Ion present "Pictorial Tour of the Gardens of Peru."

Feb. 13: Detroit landscaper Jan Bills discusses "Gardening with Comfort, Ease, and Simplicity."
7 p.m., Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson St., Chelsea. $5 (members, free). 475-9864. [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 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Go-Tech Meeting: Maker Works.

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Join us for this self-proclaimed "geek show-and-tell." Makers present their creations!
We have people interested in a wide scope of topics and endeavors. Programming, robots, machining, welding, artistic creations, metal casting, anything being built. Pretty much anything someone is "Making" is welcome at a Go-Tech meeting.
Also, if you have a problem with your project ask for help and the brain trust of Go-Tech will amaze you with solutions to difficulties you haven't even explored yet. This is an open group. All are welcome and especially young makers are encouraged to bring in a project to show off.
Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 7342224911. frontdesk@maker-works https://www.maker-works.com/events/go-tech [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]


 7-10 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 p.m.  Free! 

"A Murder in Time": Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss Julie McElwain's 2016 novel about an FBI agent who finds herself in a 19th-century English castle where a serial killer is on the loose.
7-9 p.m., 3154 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Bluegrass Jam": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Feb. 12 & 26. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass and bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5 fee to cover building rental. a2bluegrass.com, 794-6250. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Café Shapiro": U-M Library.

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Feb. 11, 12, 18, 19, & 21. U-M students, nominated by their instructors, read their poems and short stories. Light refreshments.
7-8:30 p.m., U-M Shapiro Undergrad Library Lobby, 919 South University. Free. 764-7493. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Literacy and the Transformative Power of Reading": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Panel discussion on local literacy challenges by Washtenaw Reads Literacy director Amy Goodman and volunteer tutors and students.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Orchestra Night": Ann Arbor Public Schools.

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Gala concert featuring more than 1,000 student performers in orchestras from Ann Arbor middle and high schools.
7 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 994-2252. [map]


 7-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local Morris dancers lead an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. Food & drinks available.
7-10 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Roma": Michigan Theater.

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


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss this 2017 collection of essays by scientists and policymakers.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157.


 7:45 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.


 8 p.m. 

Bill Staines: The Ark.

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Veteran singer-songwriter whose restless, brooding songs have been recorded by everyone from Nanci Griffith to Tommy Makem to the late Grandpa Jones. A past winner of the National Yodeling Championship, Staines also performs lots of yodeling tunes and sing-alongs.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

Calidore Quartet: U-M School of Music.

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Lauded by the New York Times for their "deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct," this L.A.-based quartet, winners of the 2016 M-Prize (an annual $100,000 U-M chamber music competition), perform Hannah Lash's How to Remember Seeds, Haydn's String Quartet no. 2, and Beethoven's epic Quartet in C-sharp minor.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [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]


 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: "Anything Goes Open Stage."

All acoustic musicians 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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