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Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 24, 2019

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 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. [map]

 9:45 a.m. 

"Donation Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Every Sunday from 9:45-10:45am, this donation yoga class is offered at Mota Thai Yoga. MTY's most recent graduates are the teachers of this class. Each week will be a little different as the teachers have different teaching styles. However, this class tends to be a gentle yoga class, combining flow and holding/stretching postures to get you ready to start your day. The studio is be heated between 80-85 degrees.
We are located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.
Suggested donation $5-$20.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. [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]

 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.

 Noon  Free! 

"Ask a Tax Pro/Double-Check Prior Year Returns": Liberty Tax Service.

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On Saturday, February 23 (9am-1pm) and Sunday, February 24 (12pm-4pm), we'll be hosting one of our favorite events, "Ask a Tax Pro."
This FREE event (that's free, -no money involved whatsoever) allows you to ask any tax question of our team of industry veterans. Also, we'll answer a common question, "Does the government owe me money?" You'd be surprised how often the answer is, actually, "yes." Again, this is free of charge, and we love doing it. No fees involved with any question. We're doing it to showcase our skills and service, hopefully knocking your socks off enough where you work with us on your taxes this year. Sound good?
Liberty Tax Service, 2449 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI. 48103
(734) 436-8731,
Liberty Tax Service, 2449 W Stadium Blvd. Free. (734) 436-8731. [map]

 Noon-4 p.m. 

Flea Market: Ann Arbor City Club.

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Feb. 23 & 24. Huge assortment of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, art, books, housewares, linens, tools, and more.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free admission; all items half off on Sun. 662-3279, ext. 1. [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]

 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. (except Feb. 27) and Feb. 24. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins with a safety & equipment orientation.
6 p.m. sharp (Sunday session, 1-5 p.m.), AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 1 p.m. 

"32nd Annual Storytelling Festival": The Ark.

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Feb. 23 & 24 (different programs). Performances for adults (Sat.) & families (Sun.) by 3 top storytellers from around the country. Headliner is Hand Christian Andersen Storytelling Center (NYC) director Laura Simms, an internationally celebrated veteran storyteller whose repertoire includes both traditional tales and personal narratives. Also, playwright and performance artist Edgar Oliver, a celebrated NYC raconteur best known for his mesmerizing one-man show about his childhood in Savannah with his songster and his mentally ill mother, and Ivory D. Williams, a veteran Detroit storyteller known for his engaging, interactive renditions of traditional African and African American tales.
7:30 p.m. (Sat.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 (Sat.) & $10 (Sun. family concert) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office ( &, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [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]

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. (Feb. 3, 10, & 17), and Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. (Feb. 24). Free. 327-4200.

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Gaming Tournaments": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Feb. 23 & 24. Video game tournaments. Feb. 23: "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate." For adults and teens grade 6 & up. Feb. 24: "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe." For all ages.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Hand Lettering": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to hand letter an inspiring quote by a historical or contemporary black voice in celebration of Black History Month. Materials provided.
1-2 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan Roots: African American Migration in Michigan": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.

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Talk by Farmington Genealogical Society president Rozlyn Kelly. Also, GSWC members Omer Jean Winborn, Sheila Most, and Marcia McCrary discuss "What's in a Name."
1:30 & 3:15 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Dr. Use parking lot P and look for the club's signs. Free. 483-2799. [map]

 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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Members-only planning meeting discussing the question, "What can we do together that we can't do apart?"
2-4 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library 3rd fl. Freespace, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of paintings, photos, sculptures, video, and other works that examine the radical impact of internet culture on visual art.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Love and Information": U-M Theatre Department.

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Feb. 21-24. U-M theater lecturer Gillian Eaton directs U-M drama students in Caryl Churchill's 2012 play comprised of 57 vignettes featuring more than 100 nameless characters in various scenarios that explore the effects of endless streams of data on personal and romantic relationships. In conjunction with the Caryl Churchill Festival (see Feb. 14, 16, 22 & 23 listings).
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $24-$30 (students, $12) at the Michigan League Box Office in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [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 p.m. 

"Rising Stars Series with Sean Dobbins": Kerrytown Concert House.

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This local jazz drummer leads area musicians in a program TBA.
2 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$25 (students, $10) in advance at Reservations recommended. 769-2999.

 2 p.m. 

"The Exonerated": U-M Musical Theatre Department.

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Feb. 21-24. . Geoff Packard directs musical theater students in a staged reading of Erik Jensen and Jessica Blank's acclaimed 2002 drama about the real-life experiences of 6 different people convicted of murder who were later exonerated after varying lengths of imprisonment. (Yes, musical theater students: they're working on their acting skills.)
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $20 (students, $12) at the Michigan League Box Office in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]

 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 p.m. 

"The Miss Firecracker Contest": PTD Productions.

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Feb. 21-24, 27, & 28 and Mar. 1 & 2. Susan Morris directs local actors in Beth Henley's bittersweet comedy about Carnelle, a misfit girl in a small southern town who's determined to redeem her tarnished reputation by winning a beauty pageant. Her efforts are complicated by the arrival of her cousin Delmount, just out of a mental institution, and his sister Elain, a former Miss Firecracker winner. Cast: Laura Bird, Stacy Buck, Sun Cruscial, Samantha Edwards, Cindy Franklin, Mary Hopper, and Wyatt Woodside.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Wed. & Sun.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (students & seniors, $12; Thurs., pay what you can) in advance at, by phone, & at the door. 483-7345. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"The Play's the Thing": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Feb. 22-24 (different programs). Local actors read one-act (Fri.), full-length (Sat.), and 10-minute (Sun.) plays TBA by local playwrights. Followed by audience feedback.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), A2CT Studio Theater, 322 W. Ann. Free. 971-2228. [map]

 3 p.m.  Free! 

Iranian Film Festival.

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

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

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

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

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

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
3-5 p.m., Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm. (Feb. 3, 10, & 17), and Pittsfield (Feb. 24). Free. 327-4200. [map]

 3 p.m. 

"Mary": Comic Opera Guild.

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Feb. 23 & 24. COG founder Tom Petiet directs this veteran local company in a concert production of Louis Hirsch's 1920 operetta with a Cinderella storyline featuring a young secretary who falls in love with her employer's son, an eligible bachelor who wants to create prefab homes for the working class. The piece features the hit song "The Love Nest," later used by George Burns and Gracie Allen as the theme for their radio and TV shows. This production is expected to yield the first ever complete recording of the show. Cast: Anna Valcour, Serafina Belletini, Pat Petiet, Braun Oldenkamp, Nate Louisignau, Natan Zamansky, Bob Douglas, & James Wessel Walker.
8 p.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sun.), Concordia University Kreft Center Auditorium, 4090 Geddes. Tickets $18 (seniors, $15; students, $10) at 973-3264. [map]

 3:45 p.m. 

U-M Men's Basketball.

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Nov. 2: Northwood University. 7 p.m. Exhibition game.

Nov. 6: Norfolk State. 8:30 p.m.

Nov. 10: Holy Cross. 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 23: Chattanooga. 4 p.m.

Nov. 28: North Carolina. 9 p.m.

Dec. 1: Purdue. 3:30 p.m. Sold out.

Dec. 8: South Carolina. Noon.

Dec. 15: WMU. 2 p.m.

Dec. 22: Air Force. 4 p.m.

Dec. 30: Binghamton. Noon.

Jan. 3: Penn State. 7 p.m.

Jan. 6: Indiana. 1:30 or 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 13: Northwestern. 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 22: Minnesota. 7 p.m.

Jan. 29: OSU. 9 p.m.

Feb. 9: Wisconsin. Noon.

Feb. 16: Maryland. Noon.

Feb. 24: MSU. 3:45 p.m.

Feb. 28: Nebraska. 7 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Crisler Center. Ticket prices $15-$60. 764-0247. [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! 

"Blue Cathedral": Dexter Community Orchestra.

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Livingston Symphony Orchestra director David Schultz conducts this volunteer ensemble in Higdon's Blue Cathedral, Dvorak's Symphony No. 6, and Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2, with Concordia University piano professor John Boonenberg.
4 p.m., Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker, Dexter. Free. 355-0725. [map]

 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Duct Tape Zippered Pouch": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to make and accessorize small pouches using colorful duct tape.
4-5 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 4:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Kids": Sun Shen.

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

 4:30 p.m. 

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

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

 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Masterworks of Karol Szymanowski": U-M School of Music.

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U-M piano professor Matthew Bengtson is joined by Dickinson College (PA) violin professor Blanka Bednarz in works by this 20th-century Polish composer, whose style ranges from late-Romantic chromaticism to shimmering Impressionism to proud and energetic nationalism. Bengtson and Bednarz released an award-winning CD of Szymanowski's work in 2017.
4:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 5 p.m. 

"Cocktail Class: The Big Easy": Tammy's Tastings.

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New Orleans is not just the home of Mardi Gras beads and Creole food, it's also the source of some of the best classic cocktails. We'll explore the history of Crescent City cocktails and sample creations from the 1800's to the modern day. Your booking includes light snacks. The class includes a combination of history and stories, technique instruction, and hands-on making of cocktails. Plus sampling, of course!
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $45. 734-276-3215. [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! 

Cannabis Patient Education Group.

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Are you interested in learning more about medical cannabis and how to integrate it into your health care routine? Come on out to our monthly group where you will meet others who use medical cannabis. We cover new topics each month & the group takes place at the Om of Medicine, a medical cannabis provisioning center. This group is open to the public and is set up in our lounge which also happens to be a local art gallery! Come by for community, comfort, and cannabis education!
Om of Medicine, 111 S. Main St. Free. 7343698255. [map]

 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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

 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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

 6 p.m. 

"The 10th Anniversary Roadshow Tour": Compassion Live (EMU Convocation Center).

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Performances by several contemporary Christian musicians, including Tennessee-based alt-pop-rock singer-songwriter Matthew West, Florida-based pop-rock band Tenth Avenue North, Canadian singer-songwriter Matt Maher, and 3-time Grammy winning singer-songwriter Michael W. Smith. Opener: Washington-based pop singer Leanna Crawford.
6 p.m., EMU Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt, Ypsilanti. $20-$55 in advance at and at the door. 487-2282. [map]

 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Feb. 10 & 24. Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. Singers and players of all acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The 2nd Sunday of each month features a focus song, followed by jamming. If bringing music for the group to play, bring 27 copies. The 4th Sunday features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming. Also, on Feb. 17, a session for songwriters to try out their new work and get critiques (Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr.).
7-9 p.m., U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at 998-9353. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"The Third Place Concert Series": Bløm Meadworks.

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Performances by U-M voice students, including folk singer-songwriter Rebecca Rosen and a contemporary chamber musicians Jocelyn Zelaskco and Hillary LaBonte.
7-8:30 p.m., Bløm, 100 S. 4th Ave. $5 suggested donation. 548-9729. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

Open Stage: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All performers invited to showcase their talents.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. Email to sign up for an 8-minute spot. (989) 455-4484. [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! 

"Lysistrata": U-M Residential College Drama Concentration.

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Kate Mendeloff directs U-M drama students in Aristophanes' bawdy masterpiece of classical Greek comedy about war-weary Athenian wives who decide to withhold their favors from their husbands until the warring ceases. Both sides suffer from the sexual strike, and the dramatic question becomes which side will give in first, and on what terms.
7:30 p.m., Keene Theatre, East Quad, 701 East University. Free. 647-4354. [map]

 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. 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 p.m. 

Gina Chavez: The Ark.

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San Antonio-bred Latin-folk singer-songwriter, a 2015 Austin Musician of the Year who sings in English and Spanish and whose songs draws on a diverse array of musical idioms from cumbia and bossa nova to swing and alternative rock. Photo: Lisa Donato.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office and, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

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

Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra

Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Old Town: Bowdish Brothers

Vintage country and old-time music by this local trio led by singer- guitarist Mike Smith and featuring 2 other members of the Cadillac Cowboys, bassist Gary Munce and pianist and mandolinist Kelly Schmidt. [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]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam."

Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

This local 10-piece big band is one of the few to specialize in the old- time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Arrangements by the renowned early-jazz pianist James Dapogny and tubaist Chris Smith. [venue info]


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