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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 26, 2019






 
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 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 9:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 10-May 13. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]


 10:00 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 a.m.  Free! 

Art Exhibition: Householdments, John DeHoog: U-M Residential College.

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DeHoog's exhibit demonstrates his pleasure at working between the disciplines of sculpture and furniture and is influenced by makers from the around the world from Aleutian Island kayak makers to Japanese temple builders. Householdments challenges assumptions about stability, composition, and appropriateness while treating each object like a compositional puzzle to be solved. Most of the work is constructed in wood available from our local region thanks to the variety available but also due to the artist's sensitivity to the costs of transport and tropical deforestation.
Residential College Art Gallery, 701 East University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/61098-15033968.html [map]



 10 a.m.-noon 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Winter Democratic Rides: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Ancestry Aficionados": Chelsea District Library.

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Beginner-to-expert genealogists invited to share their findings and get help from experienced volunteers about online resources and family history questions.
10 a.m.-noon, CDL Learning Lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except July 30. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Tues. Activities begin at 11 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($3), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar, followed at 1 p.m. by mah-jongg, quilting, and other games & activities. Homemade buffet luncheon ($3) available at noon. All invited.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Apostolic Longing in the Early Modern Spanish World": U-M Institute for the Humanities FellowSpeak.

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Talk by U-M history professor Kenneth Mills. Q&A.
12:30-1:30 p.m., Osterman common room #1022, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Finding Your Center: Staying Grounded While Navigating Decisions": CEW+.

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Every day, whether big or small, hard or easy, you make decisions; from the kind of breakfast you will eat to changing jobs or returning to school. These choices, although a part of life, can be stressful. This interactive workshop is created to dedicate a space for you to hit 'pause' and find your center. You will leave equipped with tools and resources to help reduce stress by staying grounded while navigating the many decisions of life.
This workshop is free and open to the public. The workshop will take place from 1:30pm-2:30pm, followed by 30 minutes of optional networking.
CEW+, 330 E. Liberty St. Free. 734-764-6360. contactcew@umich.edu http://www.cew.umich.edu/events/finding-your-center-staying-grounded-while-navigating-decisions-3/ [map]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Tour the Tileworks": Motawi Tileworks.

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Every Tuesday at 1pm and Thursday at 11am, rain or shine, we offer a free tour of the Tileworks. You can browse our studio gallery, meet our staff, learn about our company history, and observe our tile-making process firsthand. Tours typically last 60-90 minutes and are best for ages 8 to adult. Reservations are not required, however please call ahead if your party consists of 10 or more.
Motawi Tileworks, 170 Enterprise Drive. Free. 734-213-0017. tours@motawi.com https://www.motawi.com/pages/tour-the-tileworks [map]



 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Program: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor/Washtenaw Literacy.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation/culture, pronunciation/presentation practice, writing practice, and book groups for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available. NOTE: Church remains locked at all times. Follow instructions for entry at the side doors.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [map]


 2 & 4:30 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.


 2:10 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.


 2:15, 4, & 7:35 p.m. 

"Capernaum": Michigan Theater.

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(Nadine Labaki, 2018). Drama about a Lebanese boy who sues his neglectful parents for the "crime" of giving him life. Arabic, 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]


 2:20 & 4:45 p.m. 

"Cold War": State Theatre.

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Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018). B&W Romeo-and-Juliet story set in post-WWII Poland. Polish, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 2:30 & 7:45 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.


 3 p.m.  Free! 

String Showcase: U-M School of Music.

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Outstanding string students perform solo and ensemble chamber works.
3 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"What Is Sephardi about Sephardi Thought?": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel) Jewish values professor Daniel Lasker discusses Iberian Jewish thinkers of the Middle Ages.
4-5:30 p.m., 2022 Thayer Bldg., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-9047. [map]



 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Rescheduled from Feb. 12. Representatives from 826michigan help participants make small books and write their own stories in them. Followed by a reading of the stories. Light refreshments. Geared toward ages 8-18.
4:45 p.m., U-M Stamps Gallery, 201 S. Division. Free; preregistration required at eventbrite.com (search for "Bibliobandido"). 764-0397. [map]


 5:15 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]


 5:15 p.m. 

"Stan & Ollie": Michigan Theater.

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(Jon S. Baird, 2018). Biopic about Laurel & Hardy's attempt to restart their comedy career by touring post-WWII Britain. John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

"Holistic Yoga and Meditation Class": Huron Valley Aikido.

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One-of-a-Kind Gentle Yoga Movement appropriate for All Body Types, Breathing, then Guided Relaxation/Meditation taught by a Master teacher. Please, register ahead. Space is limited. www.YogaAndMeditation.com
AIKIDO dojo (Huron Valley Aikido), 1904 Federal Blvd. 7346657801. EmaStefanova@cs.com [map]



 6-7 p.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Frankly Speaking about Clinical Trials at St. Joe's Canton": Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.

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FRANKLY SPEAKING ABOUT CLINICAL TRIALS
at St. Joe's Canton
Beth LaVasseur, RN, MS, Executive Director of
Oncology, St. Joseph Mercy Health
Clinical trials not only create critical advances in
cancer research; they can also offer new, potentially
life-saving treatment options for certain patients.
This workshop will highlight the importance of
research and how clinical trials work, with plenty
of time for Q&A. Tuesday, February 26, 6-7:30 pm
Call 734-975-2500 to RSVP
St. Joseph Canton Cancer Center, 1600 S Canton Center, Canton. Free. 734-975-2500. info@cancersupportannarbor.org cancersupportannarbor.org [map]


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap knitting tips.
6-9 p.m., call for location. Free, $2 monthly dues. meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/, 945-3035.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Tuesday Night Dinner Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride on the B2B trail, 10-20 miles, to an Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti restaurant determined by the group. Front & back lights required; reflective clothing strongly suggested.
6:30 p.m., meet at Wheels in Motion, 3402 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Pain": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A roundtable discussion on what we (don't want to) feel.
Readings to consider:
"The undertreatment of pain"
"Moral agency in pain medicine"
"Suffering and the goals of medicine"
"The unequal burden of pain: confronting racial and ethnic disparities in pain"
"Pain medicine and its models: helping or hindering?"
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings, please contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/026-pain/.
Try not to hurt yourself over at the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

"Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of 6 comedy shorts from early female filmmakers Alice Guy Blaché, Grace Cunard, Helen Holmes, Mabel Normand, and Angela Murray Gibson. NYC-based film critic Elizabeth Weitzman introduces the films, and gives a post-screening talk on her new book, Renegade Women in Film & TV.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets TBA. michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. Open to all age 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Gretchen's House Child Care Center, 2340 Oak Valley. $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Mtg: Moms Demand Action - Washtenaw County.

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It's a great time to check out Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America! All are welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the Washtenaw County group, and find out what we're doing locally in Michigan for gun violence prevention. 2019 promises to be an exciting year!
Moms Demand Action - Washtenaw Cty meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the FUMC-Ypsi location, unless otherwise publicized.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a non-partisan organization with no religious affiliation.
For more information, and to officially join us, go to momsdemandaction.org.
First United Methodist Church of Ypsilanti, 209 Washtenaw Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. momswashtenaw@gmail.com [map]



 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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Reading by One Pause Poetry Salon founder Mike Zhai. The program begins with open mike readings.
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


 7-10 p.m. 

"$2 Tuesdays!": Pinball Pete's.

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Every Tues. beginning Jan. 8. All invited to compete in a pinball tournament of 6 games, followed by a playoff between those in the top half. Entry fees go toward cash prizes for top 3 or 4 players.
7-10 p.m., Pinball Pete's, 1214 South University. $2 entry fee plus the cost of games (75 cents to $1 per game). evan@welltrek.com, 213-2502. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Farms and Open Space: Preserving Rural Washtenaw County": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Panel discussion with members of the Ann Arbor Unitarian Universalist Congregation Mindful Eating Team, Legacy Land Conservancy representatives, Washtenaw County Park Planning and Natural Areas Planning Department representatives, and local farmers on current and future efforts to preserve local farmland, forests, natural areas, and open spaces.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Justice Resounding: An Evening with Yvette Flunder": Church of the Good Shepherd/First Congregational Church.

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Lecture by bishop Flunder, an Oakland (CA) pastor. Also, gospel music by the Willis Patterson Our Own Thing Chorale, pianist Andrew Jamieson, and soprano Henrietta Davis.
7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 608 E. William. Tickets $10-$100 (students, seniors, & kids, $5) in advance at brownpapertickets.com/event/4044709. 43jhaynes04@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Severance": Literati Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Ling Ma's 2018 post-apocalyptic novel about a plague that leaves victims slaves to their daily routines, performing rote tasks until they die.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The 56th Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Compilation of some of the best independent and experimental films from the 2018 edition of this internationally renowned festival.
7 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:15 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.


 7:30 p.m. 

"Lords of Chaos": State Theatre.

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(Jonas ┼kerlund, 2019). Darkly comic biographical drama about the early 90s Norwegian black metal music scene, which erupted in uncontrollable violence after the suicide of a prominent vocalist. Rory Culkin.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 8 p.m. 

"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.


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Estar Cohen: The Ark.

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Ypsilanti-based jazz composer-vocalist.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free. All encouraged to bring nonperishable food or money to donate to Food Gatherers. 761-1451. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

University Symphony Orchestra & University Choirs: U-M School of Music.

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Eugene Rogers conducts these ensembles of music majors in Handel's Dixit Dominus, Christopher Theofanidis's Rainbow Body, and Frank Ticheli's Symphony no. 3 ("The Shore").
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 10:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Tues. Tango dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded at 9:30 p.m. by a lesson ($10).
10:30-11:30 p.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (free with lesson). sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Jesse Kramer Trio

Jazz trio led by drummer Kramer. With saxophonist Bobby Streng and bassist Damon Warmack. [venue info]

Club Above: Open Mike

Hosted by Reigna Rein. Sign-up begins at 9 p.m. No cover. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo Dave Menzo

This local singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His recent CD, Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection. Photo: Myra Klarman. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. His latest CD, Big Car Town, is a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [venue info]

 
 


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