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Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

49th Annual Train Show and Sale: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

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Feb. 16 & 17. The Midwest's largest model railroad flea market, with more than 400 tables, draws model railroaders, collectors, and train buffs from all over to display, trade, and sell model railroad equipment and memorabilia. Also, a kids' zone, displays of model train operating layouts, clinics by model railroad club members, and a raffle. Concessions.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. $6 (scouts in uniform, free; kids age 9 & under, free with a paid adult). 426-0829. [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.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Polish Pottery Party": Downtown Home & Garden.

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Feb. 16 & 17. Representatives from European Designs (Westlake, OH) import company show and discuss Polish pottery. Samples of pierogi, sauerkraut, and pastries.
7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.), Downtown Home & Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]

 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Programs presented by Hudson Mills naturalist Mark Irish.


Dec. 1 (10 a.m.-noon): "Winter Birding." Indoor talk on birding basics followed by a guided walk. Experienced birders welcome to join at 11 a.m. for the walk. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. For ages 10 & up. $8 ($4 walk only).


Jan. 19 (1-2 p.m.): "Brisk Winter Walk." A guided tour through the winter woods to see some animals that come out to forage during the relatively warm time of day. $5.


Feb. 3 (10 a.m.-noon): "Winter Birding." All-ages guided hike to find some birds, who are often quite active in winter as they are in constant search of food. $5. Dress for the weather, and bring binoculars and a hot drink, if you like. .

Feb. 17 (11 a.m.-3 p.m.): "Winter Sports Demo Day." All ages 12 & up invited to try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fat-tire biking, and other outdoor winter sports. Representatives from local shops on hand to answer questions. Free.

Various times, park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. Various fees. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [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., 846-9418.


U-M Women's Lacrosse.

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Feb. 15: CMU. 3 p.m.

Feb. 17: Dartmouth. Noon.

Mar. 3: Cincinnati. 1 p.m.

Mar. 8: Kent State. 5 p.m.

Mar. 10: Towson. 1 p.m.

Mar. 16: Penn State. Noon.

Mar. 25: Niagara. 5 p.m.

Mar. 30: Johns Hopkins. Noon.

Apr. 13: Rutgers. 3 p.m.
Various times (see listing), U-M Lacrosse Stadium, 2500 S. State. $6. 764-0247. [map]

 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Art from Around the World: Russian Posters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 4-adult invited to learn about different art styles featured in 20th-century Russian posters. Followed by a chance to try making one. Materials provided.
12:30-2 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 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
Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Road, Saline. Free. [map]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Chesstastic!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids and adults invited to play chess. Sets provided.
1-4 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 1 & 5 p.m. 

"My Fair Lady": Fathom Events.

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Feb. 17 & 20. Screening of George Cukor's beloved 1964 musical adaptation of Shaw's Pygmalion, set in early-20th-century London, about an arrogant professor who sets out to transform a coarse street vendor into a refined lady. Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn.
1 & 5 p.m. (Feb. 17) and 3 & 7 p.m. (Feb. 20), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine). [map]

 1 p.m. 

Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards: The Ark.

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Family show by this popular, critically acclaimed New Orleans quintet led by vocalist Jazzy Ash whose kid-friendly repertoire embraces early New Orleans jazz, zydeco, bebop, and swing.
1 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 (kids, $12) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office ( and, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

Pet Loss Support Group: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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It's never easy to lose a pet, and when you consider them, as we do, a member of the family, the loss can be difficult and extremely sad.
HSHV and Blue Dog Counseling have partnered to provide a support group on preparing for and dealing with the loss of a pet.
Colleen O'Brien, founder of Blue Dog Counseling, is an expert at developing creative therapeutic interventions to support individuals, couples, families, and other groups. Her personal commitment to animal welfare, her own experience as a devoted pet owner, and a passion for supporting people led her to create Blue Dog Counseling. C˘lleen is dedicated to providing a safe, open, and creative space for discussion. A place where you can take time for yourself.
$10 donation is suggested.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Free. Donations accepted. [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]

 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Klub Kito's Minecraft Masters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All experienced players in grades 2-10 invited to play this popular computer game. Also, a PvP (player vs. player) minigame.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Storage Tote": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Amber Adams-Fall shows all grade 6-adult how to make a storage tote out of one of the AADL's old event banners. Materials provided.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. . [map]

 1-3 p.m. 

"Women's Sport Shooting": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All women invited to shoot air rifles. Bring your own gun and ammo.
1-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $5., 429-9561. [map]

 1:30 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 1:30 & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Harry Potter Escape Room": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to hunt for themed clues and try to solve themed puzzles that lead to escape from a locked room in under 60 minutes. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m. (Sat.) & 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. (Sun.), CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]

 2 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]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

Comic Book Club: Vault of Midnight/UMMA.

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All invited to discuss Snot Girl Vol. 1, Bryan Lee O'Malley and Leslie Hung's 2017 comic about a fashion blogger whose life and allergies are spiraling out of control.
2 p.m. Vault of Midnight Ultralounge, 219 S. Main. Free. 998-1413, 764-0395. [map]

 2-4 p.m. 

Family Dance: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Callers lead contras and square dances to live music. For kids accompanied by an adult. Followed by refreshments.
Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $12 per family (members, free). 769-1052. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of large-scale abstract works by sculptors Louise Nevelson and Al Loving and painters Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, and Sam Gilliam.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Coping with Grief": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Detroit writer Ron Gries discusses Through Death to Life, his book of emotional, Christian-based reflections upon his wife's terminal illness.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [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 & by phone, and at the door. 995-7537. [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 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 and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]

 2-3:30 p.m. 

"Notes from the Underground: Our Living Soils": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Local forest ecologist Robert Ayotte discusses different types of soils in local forests and how soils have evolved since the last Ice Age. Program concludes with a hike to see some different soils. Dress for the weather.
2-3:30 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 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, 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 and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]

 2:45 & 7:55 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)., 668-TIME.

 3, 5:45 & 8:25 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)., 668-TIME.

 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.  Free! 

Winter Concert: Saline New Horizons Band.

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Richard Schoenfeldt conducts this local senior band in seasonal and other works.
3 p.m., Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 276-6285. [map]

 3 p.m. 

Ypsilanti Town Band: First United Methodist Church Chamber Music Series.

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Jerry Robbins conducts this 20-piece wind ensemble in a program of popular music, 1880-1920, in period costume. Reception follows.
3 p.m., FUMC Green Wood, 1001 Green Rd. Freewill offering. 662-4536, ext. 0. [map]

 3-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Critical Reception: Black History Month": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Panel discussion with experts TBA on the historical origin and social impact of Black History Month in the U.S.
3-4:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Familiar and Exotic: The Long History of Arab Restaurants in the United States": Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

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Lecture by Arab American National Museum (Dearborn) research manager Matthew Jaber Stiffler and Education and Public Programs curator Ryah Aqel.
3-5 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 3:15 & 5:30 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)., 668-TIME.

 3:30 p.m. 

"Local Treasures": Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra.

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Adam Riccinto directs this volunteer community orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony no. 5 and the Overture to his The Consecration of the House. The symphony is joined by Kansas City soprano Jessica Dold for two of Beethoven's popular arias, "Ah, Perfido!" and "Abscheulicher" from Fidelio. One critic calls her an "extraordinary vocal talent of commanding grace and soulful depth."
3:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $12 (seniors age 65 & over, students with ID, and kids under age 12, $6; family, $30, WCC students with ID, free) in advance at and at the door. 507-1451. [map]

 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)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"A Celebration of African American Music": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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St. Andrew's music director Deborah Friauff directs the church adult choir, 2 children's choirs, and handbell choir in a concert featuring music by African American composers Adolphus Hailstork, André Thomas, and Moses Hogan.
4 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"George Rochberg's Caprice Variations Reimagined": U-M School of Music.

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U-M violin professor Andrew Jennings performs Rochberg's influential 51 caprices in their entirety. With slide illustrations to help audience members keep track of the music.
4 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 4:30 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)., 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. [map]

 5 p.m.  Free! 

Free Yoga Class: Om of Medicine.

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Led by the amazing teacher, Abby Dawson, this class is for all experience levels. Learn more about the practice, and re-energize for the week with this peaceful hour-long class.
Please bring your own mat (we have a few extras just in case).
All guests are welcome, and do not need a medical card to attend.
For more information and to RSVP please message us or call 7343698255.
Om of Medicine, 111 S. Main Street. Free. 7343698255. [map]

 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bonjour Berlin": U-M German Department/U-M Residential College.

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German actor Margit Stra▀burger sings cabaret songs set to poetry by German Jewish poet Mascha Kaleko that longs for pre 1933-Berlin. In German with piano accompaniment by Toledo-based pianist Michelle Papenfuss. Q&A follows.
5-7 p.m., Keene Theatre, East Quad, 701 East University. Free. 647-4354. [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 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)., 668-TIME.

 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 to confirm or check 717-1569.

 6 p.m. 

"Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind": UnTheatre Co.

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Feb. 9, 16, & 17. This Detroit theater company performs short plays written by its members, with the order of the plays chosen by dice rolled by audience members. In celebration of Black History Month.
8 & 10:30 p.m. (Feb. 9), 8 & 11 p.m. (Feb. 16), and 6 p.m. (Feb. 17), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $15 (except Feb. 16 late show, $30). [map]

 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fireside Fun": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All invited to sit around an indoor campfire, sip hot drinks, and swap stories. If you like, bring blankets, board games, and reusable mugs. Hot cocoa and tea provided.
6:30-8 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]

 6:45 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 7 p.m. 

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang: Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Reading by this local writer (and Observer contributor), who has published prose poetry, personal essays, and news articles.
7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Hearts for Recovery": Dawn Farm Benefit Concert.

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Performances by Austin-based acoustic indie rock singer-songwriter Ben Balmer (an Ann Arbor native) & his band, local singer-songwriters Abigail Stauffer and Chris Buhalis, Nashville singer-songwriter Heidi Burson, Denver singer-songwriter Michael O'Connor, Austin blues-rock singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso Jeff Plankenhorn (a former Ann Arborite), and Toronto singer-songwriter Vivienne Wilder. Proceeds benefit Dawn Farm.
7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 & $35 in advance at and (if available) at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. 761-1800. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun., except Sept. 1. 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]

 8:05 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)., 668-TIME.

 8:15 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)., 668-TIME.


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

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

Old Town: Tracy Kash & Pat Shanley

Jazz standards by the Detroit duo of vocalist Kash and guitarist Shanley. [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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