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Calendar of Events

Friday, February 15, 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]


 10:00 a.m.  Free! 

"Bob Palmerton Pastels - Landscape Paintings Exhibit": Saline District Library.

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The Saline District Library is hosting an exhibit of landscape pastels by Bob Palmerton. The exhibit runs through Friday, March 29th. Bob's pastel paintings feature scenes from local and international settings, national and state parks, and much more. Bob's work can be viewed online at www.palmertonimages.com.
Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Road, Saline. Free. bob@palmertonimages.com www.palmertonimages.com [map]



 10-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Storytimes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Winter Democratic Rides: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun.-Fri. The assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
10 a.m. (Sun.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), meet at the Barton Nature Trail parking lot (Mon.-Fri.), 1010 W. Huron River Dr. and Wheeler Park (Sun.), N. Fourth Ave. at Depot. Free. 649-9762 (Mon.-Fri.), 996-9122 (10 a.m. Sun.), & 347-1259 (1 p.m. Sun.). [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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


 Noon 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal demonstrates.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Little Listeners": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Come to the Northfield Township Area Library every Friday for a storytime designed to promote early literacy. Little Listeners is for ages 0 to 6-years-old. Enjoy a half-hour of fun stories, silly songs, and age-appropriate hands-on activities.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [map]



 3 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Anthropology Colloquia Series.

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Feb. 15, 20, & 22. Talks by visiting scholars. Feb. 15: Oberlin College (Ohio) anthropology professor Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway on "Figure (of Personhood) Drawing: Pictorial Representations of Signing and Signers in Nepal." Feb. 20: Concordia University grad student Cherry Smiley, a Nlaka'pamux and Diné nations member, on "Telling Stories About Male Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada." Feb. 22: University of Texas linguistic anthropologist Anthony Webster on "Linguistic Relativity with an Attitude: Navajo Place-Names and the Public Sphere."
3 p.m., 411 West Hall, 1085 South University (except Feb. 20, 2239 Lane Hall, 204 S. State). Free. 764-7274. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Women's Lacrosse.

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Feb. 15: CMU. 3 p.m.

Feb. 17: Dartmouth. Noon.
Various times (see listing), Oosterbaan Field House, 1202 S. State. Free. 764-0247. [map]


 3 & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Short and Snappy Tours": UMMA.

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


 3:15 & 8:35 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]


 3:30 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]


 3:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Read to the Library Dogs": Chelsea District Library.

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All beginning readers ages 6-11 invited to read one-on-one for 10 minutes to a dog trained to act as if it's listening.
3:30-5 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 3:45 & 8:55 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.


 4, 6:45, & 9:25 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.


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Fix-It Friday": Maker Works.

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All invited to bring anything that needs fixing-chairs, sweaters, radios, whatever. Maker Works members and staff on hand to help and offer advice. Repairs not guaranteed.
4-6 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 222-4911. [map]


 4:15 & 6:30 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.


 6-7:15 p.m. 

"Intro to Aerial Fabric": A2 Aviary.

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If you are new to the aerial arts, this is the class for you!
Take your first flight on the aerial fabrics, static trapeze, and lyra, all in this 75 minute class for absolute beginners! Each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary. It is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body!
This intro level class will repeat the same curriculum each week, focusing on basic skill on all apparatus, including ascent/descent, mount/dismount, foot locks, coming to seated and standing on the bar, and hollow body position. It should be repeated until your instructor clears you for beginning level classes.
Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Aris Chalin Trio.

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



 6 p.m. 

"Euchre Change a Life!"

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Five-game euchre tournament. Prizes. Food & drink available; bring a snack to share, if you wish. Quarters are collected each time a team gets euchred. Proceeds benefit Haitian children.
6 p.m. sharp (check-in 5:15-5:45 p.m.), 242 Community Center, 648 S. Wagner. $10 donation in advance at facebook.com/EuchreChangeALife; $20 at the door. euchrechangealife@gmail.com. [map]


 6:30 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]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Danish Hygge Cozy Winter": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to cozy up to a virtual fireplace with warm drinks & sweet treats, and mellow music, and work on a knitting or crocheting project with local crafter Beth Battey, put together jigsaw puzzles, or quietly read.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. . [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Date Night": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Feb. 14 & 15. Staffers offer taste samples of several domestic wines, with artisan cheeses, bread, and other accompaniments.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 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 p.m.  Free! 

Cancelled-- "Murakami by the Sea": U-M Theatre & Dance Studio Production.

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Note: This production has been cancelled. Feb. 14-17. Tzveta Kassabova directs U-M students in a dance/theater piece inspired by contemporary Japanese writer Haruki Murakami's short stories exploring alienation in modern life.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Newman Studio, 1226 Murfin. Free. 763-5460. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Needtobreathe: Live Nation.

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Rescheduled from Feb. 15 to Apr. 29. Acoustic performance by this popular South Carolina-based Christian alt-rock band that opened for Taylor Swift during the North American leg of her 2011 world tour. An allmusic.com review of its latest LP, Forever on Your Side, describes its sound as "sun-washed Kings of Leon-meets-John Mayer."
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $35-$45 in advance at ticketmaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets, & at the door. (800) 745-3000. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"7th Annual Creature Courtship": The Creature Conservancy.

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Feb. 8, 9, 14, & 15. All age 21 & over invited for wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a presentation, with live animals, on methods of seduction and reproduction in the animal kingdom.
7 p.m. sharp, Creature Conservancy, 4940 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $35. Reservations required at thecreatureconservancy.org/creature-courtship-1. 929-9324. [map]


 7 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]


 7 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.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Kirtan.

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All invited to try kirtan, an ancient yogic spiritual practice that involves singing and chanting. Accompanied by live music on tabla, harmonium, cello, violin, and finger cymbals. The program ends with silent meditation and homemade chai.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill St. Free, but donations accepted. 665-0849. [map]


 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Tracy Smith: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Feb. 14-16. Canadian stand-up comic, a frequently featured performer on cable TV, who's known for her sharply written, bittersweet observations about the travails and absurdities of the relations between the sexes on the "mean streets of Singletown." Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $12 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $14 (Thurs.) & $16 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Family Mew-Vie Night": Tiny Lions.

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Screening of the 2011 animation Puss in Boots. Also, snuggles with adoptable cats. Popcorn, juice, and water. Kids must be accompanied by an adult (at least 1 for every 3 kids). Bring pillows, sleeping bags, and blankets, if you wish. This event usually sells out. $10 in advance at tinylions.org/mewvienights.
Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson, ste. A1. $10 in advance at tinylions.org/mewvienights. 661-3575. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"I'm Afraid of Men": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by Crazy Wisdom staffer Deb Flint, of University of Calgary creative writing instructor and transgender activist Vivek Shraya's memoir about the trauma of being assigned male at birth and learning to perform masculinity as a child.
7:30-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Next to Normal": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Jan. 31-Feb. 24. This local professional theater company performs Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's Pulitzer- and Tony-winning 2008 rock musical about a suburban family coping with crisis and mental illness. The New York Times calls it "a feel-everything musical, which asks you, with operatic force, to discover the liberation in knowing where it hurts." The score's "rock 'n' roll jaggedness and vitality" shift "from dainty music-box lyricism to twanging country-western heartbreak," with songs such as "My Psychopharmacologist and I" and "Didn't I See This Movie?"
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Thurs.; $36 (seniors, $34; youth & groups of 10 or more, $32) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $34 (seniors, $32; youth & groups of 10 or more, $30) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 8-11 p.m.  Free! 

Carrier Trio (Chicago) and Carey / Hurley / Jones / Willis @ Ziggy's.

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Come for the swellest night of free jazz and explorational music that you could possibly treat your Valentine sweets to!
Carrier Trio consists of three Chicago free jazz all-stars, swooping in to zest up your eardrums.
Jason Stein - bass clarinet
Ben Cruz - guitar
Emerson Hunton - drums
But first! There shall be a wondrous set of adventuresome songs from some familiar pals.
Molly Jones - saxophone
Kirsten Carey - guitar
Ben Willis - bass
Dave Hurley - drums
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. media@ziggysypsi.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1060531020786007/ [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

Contemporary Directions Ensemble & Baroque Chamber Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Oriol Sans, Joseph Gascho, and Aaron Berofsky direct these ensembles of music majors in Bach's Aus Der Tiefen rufe ich, Steve Reich's Tehillim, Gabrieli's Omnes gentes plaudite manibus, and Tallis's Spem in alium.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Joshua Davis: The Ark.

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Americana folk-rock originals by a trio led by former Steppin' in It frontman Davis, a finalist in the 2014-2015 season of The Voice. Opener: Luke Winslow-King, a Cadillac-bred Americana singer-songwriter and guitarist currently living in New Orleans who specializes in a style of prewar pop music steeped in blues and jazz, along with originals in the same vein.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $30 in advance at theark.org & at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"An Evening of Sam Cooke": Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).

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A showcase of the pioneer soul singer's music by his youngest daughter, Carla Cooke, a composer-vocalist whose style, like her father's, ranges across gospel, R&B, soul, and pop genres.
8 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Tickets $20 in advance at eventbrite.com and at the door. 665-8558. [map]



 8 p.m. 

"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]


 8 p.m. 

"Never Not Once": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Jan. 17-Mar. 16. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Michigan playwright Carey Crim's drama about a biology major who brings her boyfriend home to meet her 2 moms and tells them she's hired a private detective to help her find her biological father. Cast: Casaundra Freeman, Michelle Mountain, Caitlin Cavannaugh, Jeremy Kucharek, and Rusty Mewha.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Past Tense": University Musical Society.

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Feb. 15 & 16. NYC-based artist (and MacArthur "genius" award winner) Carrie Mae Weems stars in her new performance piece, in which she and 4 other readers (representing a Greek chorus) recite portions of Sophocles' tragedy Antigone intermixed with witness statements from police killings in front of screens showing videos of black men being killed by police officers.
8 p.m., Power Center. Tickets $34-$60 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538.


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Scene After Scene": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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


 8 p.m. 

"The How and the Why": Theatre Nova.

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



 8-11 p.m.  Free! 

"Voices of the Diaspora": Mega Melanin.

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This local art collective presents spoken word and other performances. Also, a keynote speech by local historian and comic Vicki Shields. In celebration of Black History Month.
8-11 p.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron. Free. 480-2787. [map]


 9 p.m.-midnight 

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

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


 9:05 p.m. 

"Vice": State Theatre.

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(Adam McKay, 2018). Biopic about former Vice President Dick Cheney. Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 9:15 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Fern Whale

Meditative, soulful, fetchingly melodic folk-rock by the Ypsilanti duo of Tom and Angela Sheppard. [venue info]

Circ Bar: Camila Ballario

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

Club Above: "Michigan Electronic Music Collective."

Dance party with techno and house DJs TBA. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Amy Grace Johnson Amy Grace Johnson

Young acoustic pop-folk singer-songwriter from East Tawas. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

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

Habitat Lounge: SpaceCat

Detroit-area pop dance band. [venue info]

Live: Cellar Cats Cellar Cats

An eclectic mix of rock 'n' roll, Motown, blues, soul, R&B, progressive rock, and swing by this ensemble of veteran local musicians fronted by singer-flutist Patty O'Connor. With guitarist and harmonica player Myron Grant, guitarist Kip Godwin, keyboardist Mark Wight, bassist Terry Gordinier, drummer John Marion, and Charles Dayringer on congas, clarinet, and sax. 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Nobody's Business

Redford blues and blues-rock band. [venue info]

Mash: Reeds & Steel Reeds & Steel

Acoustic jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by the duo of duo of singer and harmomica player Michael May and guitarist Jimmy Alter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Open Mike.

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

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Tim Prosser

A mix of folk and pop covers and originals by this local singer- mandolinist, who is joined by guest musicians TBA. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Colin & the Cougars

Detroit pop-rock band led by singer-songwriter Colin Lazorka. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Jake Riley & the Social Workers

Local quartet that plays melodic rock 'n' roll. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Ziggy's: Carrier Trio

All-star Chicago free jazz ensemble with bass clarinetist Jason Stein, guitarist Ben Xruz, and drummer Emerson Hunton. Opener: Carey/Hurley/Jones/Willis, a local jazz quartet. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Billy Brandt

Rootsy, country-flavored psychedelic folk-rock by this veteran Detroit singer-songwriter. He is accompanied by dobro player Dave Falk. [venue info]

 
 


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