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Calendar of Events

Monday, February 18, 2019






 
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 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]



 10-11:30 a.m. 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 14-Apr. 22. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. Its spring concert is Apr. 26.
10-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com; 665-9271. [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]


 10:30-11:30 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.


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Art Start": AADL Traverwood.

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Craft projects for kids aged 2-5, accompanied by an adult. Siblings welcome.
10:30-11 a.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 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.


 Noon-4 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Lunch (reservations required) available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3).
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [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]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Feb. 2, 17, 18, & 25-28. All invited to help maintain natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.

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Feb. 2: Gallup Park (1-3 p.m., meet at the 1st parking lot after crossing the wooden bridge) to help remove invasive buckthorn from the prairie wetland along the B2B Trail in celebration of World Wetlands Day.

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Feb. 17: Foxfire West Park (1-3 p.m., meet at the entrance on Birchwood Dr. between Hickory Point Dr. & Timbercrest Ct.) to improve frog habitats by removing invasives from the park's wetlands.

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Feb. 18: Leslie Park (1-3 p.m., meet at the parking lot at the end of Leslie Park Circle, off Dhu Varren) to remove invasive shrubs to benefit butterfly and frog species.

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Feb. 25: Oakwoods Nature Area (10 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance off Dunwoodie, off Kilburn Park Cir. from Green Rd. east of Nixon Rd.) to remove invasives from this oak-hickory woodland in celebration of National Invasive Species Awareness Week.

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Feb. 26: Dhu Varren Woods Nature Area (10 a.m.-noon, meet at the intersection of Birchwood Dr. & Dhu Varren) to remove invasive plants from this 13-acre woodland.

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Feb. 27: Leslie Woods Nature Area (10 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance at the end of Upland north off Plymouth) to remove invasives from this woodland that boasts some of the park system's largest oaks.

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Feb. 28: Argo Nature Area (10 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot north of the Argo Canoe Livery off Longshore Dr.) to remove invasive shrubs from the forest that runs along the river.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Superhero Stick Figure!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades K-5 invited to make superheroes out of popsicle sticks.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 4-5:20 p.m.  Free! 

--postponed--"Debbie Dingell and Fred Upton: Voices from Across the Aisle": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell, a Democrat, and Fred Upton, a Republican, discuss bipartisan cooperation on immigration, the government shutdown, and health care. Reception follows.
4-5:20 p.m., Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State. Free. 764-3490. [map]


 4:30 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]


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Three Sisters": U-M Center for World Performance Studies.

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Sara Rademacher directs members of the Michigan-based Anishinaabe Theatre Exchange in Native American playwright Carolyn Dunn's new tragicomedy about 3 estranged sisters who must deal with interpersonal tensions and family secrets when they return to the reservation at the behest of a dying aunt. Also, Dunn gives a free talk about the show on Feb. 18 (4:30 p.m., 2435 North Quad, 105 S. State), and ATE members present a free panel discussion on Feb. 19 on domestic violence and suicide on Native American reservations (6 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits).
7:30 p.m., East Quad Keene Theater, 701 East University. Free. 763-0032. [map]


 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]


 5 p.m. 

"The Favourite": State Theatre.

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(Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018). Period drama set in 18th-century England about 2 women competing for the affection of the eccentric and sickly Queen Anne. Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 5:15 & 8:15 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.


 5:25 & 7:30 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.


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
Northfield Township Senior Center, 9101 N. Main St., Whitmore Lake. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 5:45 p.m. 

"Suspension-Extension Coyopa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Yoga, unlike other yoga class you've taken before. This class uses straps (similar to TRX) to stretch muscles that can be difficult to stretch in other exercises. The straps are used to help balance and stretch deeper (and safely) into yoga postures. Usually you will feel the stretches in your tighter/weakest muscles first. Your first couple classes may be intense, but if you continue to come to this class, you will notice big changes! This class can help build strength, relieve pain, release tension, increase flexibility, and prevent injury. Come join us Monday nights at 5:45pm. The studio will be heated between 85-95 degrees, so bring a water bottle. Your first class at the studio is free!
We are located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it. You are allowed to park in the lot in front of the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn.
More information at www.motathaiyoga.com
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (or package prices). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 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]



 6:30 pm..  Free! 

"Displaced Children in an Uncertain World": U-M Residential College.

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This lecture is on Foster Care and Orphans of War with Mark Jonathan Harris, producer, known for Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000), The Long Way Home (1997) and Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine (2017).
Room 1423, East Quadrangle, 701 East University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/59958-14803942.html [map]



 6:30 p.m. 

The Dawn Wall - Demand Film Screening: Stone Chalet Events.

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We're hosting a special one-time screening of the film The Dawn Wall, Monday February 18 at Rave Cinemas Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX.
To reserve your tickets, please visit the Demand Film Event Page here: http://bit.ly/dwfeb18
Unlike a traditional movie showing, my Demand Film screening requires that 53 more tickets be reserved in the next few days in order for the screening to occur.
Do not call the theater because they will not have any information.
I'm going to need your help if we're going to make this event happen! I'd love to see you in the audience, and I'd really appreciate you helping me spread the word. Tell your other friends and have them join us for this special one-time screening of The Dawn Wall! Thanks for all your support!
Lana Hawkins
Rave Cinemas Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX, 4100 Carpenter Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. $10.50. lana@stonechalet.com http://bit.ly/dwfeb18 [map]



 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Gardening Tips & New Plants for 2019": Saline Stone & Thistle Garden Club.

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February 18 - Gardening Tips & New Plants for 2019
Nick Zimmer, owner of Willow Greenhouse, a 100% pesticide free greenhouse, provides practical gardening advice and information about new plants for 2019.
Community Room at EHMSS, 440 W. Russell, Saline, MI 48176, Saline. Free. 734-652-6465. stoneandthistlegardenclub@gmail.com http://salinegardenclub.com/ [map]



 6:45-9 p.m.  Free! 

Embroiderers' Guild of America.

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Stitchers of all abilities invited to work on their projects together and learn about guild activities. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
6:45-9 p.m., Pittsfield Village Community Bldg., 2220 Pittsfield Blvd. (park on the street, or in the south lot). Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 994-4385. [map]


 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Stone & Thistle Garden Club.

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Gardening talks. Nov. 19: Gee Farms (Stockbridge) owner Kary Gee on "Conifer Basics." Jan. 21: MSU Extension educator Robert Bricault on "Diagnosing Plant Problems." Feb. 18: Willow Greenhouse (Northville) owner Nick Zimmer on "Gardening Tips & New Plants for 2019."
6:45 p.m., Evangelical Home Community Rm., 440 W. Russell, Saline. Free. 429-1107. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Denise Willing-Booher: Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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This award-winning Fenton watercolor painter discusses her work, which is primarily inspired by the marshlands she lives near.
7 p.m., AAWA Headquarters, 4844 Jackson, ste. 100. Free. annarborwomenartists@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each week begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Feb. 4: "What Your Atheist Friend Wants You to Know." Feb. 11: "What Would You Do for Love?" Feb. 18: "We Are Not Alone?" Feb. 25: "Why, God? When Personal Tragedy Doesn't Make Sense."

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7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [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 p.m. 

"The Joy of Reading Drama": Literati Bookstore.

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Chicago-based playwright Kate Tucker Fahlsing discusses how to read contemporary plays. Followed by a chance for attendees to try their hand at writing one.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. $25. Preregistration required at literatibookstore.com/local-learning-literati. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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All invited to discuss the club's strengths and weaknesses. Also, American Philatelic Society circuit books and a mini stamp auction.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free. harwin@umich.edu, 761-5859. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 274-0773. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Complex Environmental Web of Northern Lower Michigan: Climate, Soils, Forests": Michigan Botanical Club.

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Talk by MSU geology professor Randy Schaetzl.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 7:45 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]


 8 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.


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: Omar Aragones

Detroit electronic R&B and soul singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Bickley/Kramer/Roe

Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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