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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, February 27, 2019






 
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 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. 

'The Theory of Criminal Relativity: Using Genealogy Databases to Solve Crimes': Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Explains how genealogy databases like Ancestry and GEDMatch are being used to solve old and cold crimes. Explores the legal and ethical concerns about this new data usage by police.
This Study Group led by Donald Shelton will meet Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., February 27th.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [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.  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 a.m.  Free! 

Drop In Volunteering: SCRAP Box Ann Arbor.

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Volunteer Wednesdays at SCRAP!
Volunteers help us inspire creative reuse, and make materials available to the community. Volunteers assist with a variety of sorting, organizing, and creative projects while engaging with other creative reuse minded folks.
Volunteers are valued part of the SCRAP family. Help us continue our work to inspire reuse culture!
#volunteerpowered #weloveourvolunteers
Ages 14 and up. Younger volunteers must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers who complete a 3 hour shift receive a day of discount on reuse materials. Email info@scrapbox.org for more info!
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. Free. 7342185620. claire@scrapbox.org scrapbox.org [map]



 11:30 a.m. 

"Is Big Brother Hiding in Your Smartphone? Government Surveillance Through Everyday Technology": Ann Arbor City Club Lunch and Learn.

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Talk by U-M law professor Evan Caminker. Lunch.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $30 (members, $25). Reservations required by Feb. 22. annarborcityclub.org; 662-3279, ext. 1. [map]


 Noon 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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


 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies Noon Lectures.

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Feb. 6 & 27. Bring a bag lunch, if you like. Feb. 6: Polish journalist Maciej Krupa on "The Polish Athens: Zakopane as a Center of Polish Culture." Feb. 27: U-M architecture professor Lukasz Stanek on "The Worlding of Eastern Europe: Architects from Socialist Countries in Cold War West Africa."
Noon-1:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"China's Avant-Garde Movement of the 1980s": U-M Confucius Institute.

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Lecture by Kenyon College (Gambier, OH) Chinese art professor Zhou Yan.
Noon-1 p.m., Michigan League Koessler Rm. Free. 764-8888. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"The Notebook": Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor.

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(Nick Cassavetes, 2004). Romantic drama based on the Nicholas Sparks novel. Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams.
12:30-2 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. 971-0990. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Pipe Cleaner Embroidery": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades preK-5 invited to learn embroidery basics by "stitching" pipe cleaners into plastic canvas.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-4 p.m. 

"A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This course is based on the book titled "A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order", by Richard Haass. Due to a range of global challenges, the author describes the end of the Old Order - the rules, policies, and institutions that have guided the world since WWII.
Haass argues for an updated global order and also details how the U.S. should act towards China and Russia, as well as Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Participants will read portions of the book in advance, and bring related materials if available, for discussion during class. The instructor Karen Bantel has facilitated courses for OLLI on Russia, Autocracy, Western Liberalism, and TED talks. She was a professor and consultant of business strategy and entrepreneurship for many years. This Study Group will meet select Wednesdays, 2:00-4:00 p.m., February 27 and March 13, 20 and 27.
Community Health Services Bldg., Suite A2, Conf. Rm. 1502, 2025 Traverwood Dr. $25. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [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 a2tix.com/organizations/ptd-productions, by phone, & at the door. 483-7345. [map]


 3 p.m. 

"Never Not Once": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Chilbury Ladies' Choir": Concordia University Books & Coffee.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by Concordia English professor Erin Laverick, of Jennifer Ryan's 2017 historical novel, set against the backdrop of WWII, about the relationships between women in a small English town. Refreshments.
4 p.m., Concordia University Earhart Manor, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7389. [map]


 4:30 & 7:30 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]


 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.


 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.


 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]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Food for Thought: How two local leaders cultivated mindful careers in the specialty food and food bank sector, with Paul Saginaw and Eileen Spring": Barger Leadership Institute.

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Paul Saginaw, Partner, and Co-Founder of Zingerman's Community of Businesses and Food Gatherers & Eileen Spring, President/CEO of Food Gatherers
In 1988 and a few days before Thanksgiving, Food Gatherers became Michigan's first food rescue program and the first program of its kind to be founded by a small local business, Zingerman's Delicatessen. Today, co-founder Paul Saginaw is a partner to the Zingerman's Community of Businesses powered by nearly 600 people in ten different businesses with nearly $60M in annual sales. Eileen Spring, who has been in her role for 24 years, has worked to meet rising levels of food insecurity with a staff of 30 people, more than 7,000 volunteers who deliver 6.5 M pounds of food to people struggling with food insecurity in Washtenaw County. Join us to hear from these two respected local leaders from different sectors but with a singular purpose to provide food to people with excellent service, dignity and purpose.
Weiser Hall - 1010, 500 Church Street. Free. 7347648200. caintoth@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/bli [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) and Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshops": National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

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People living with chronic diseases and their caregivers can learn to manage long-term health challenges in two no-cost workshops. PATH (Personal Action toward Health) provides skills and tools to help anyone with long term health problems, such as high blood pressure, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, cancer, kidney disease, arthritis, or other diseases. Powerful Tools for Caregivers provides coping strategies for anyone who is a family caregiver. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) and the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living have partnered to make these programs accessible to persons with disabilities and their caregivers. The six-week classes run concurrently so that someone with a chronic disease and their caregiver can attend at the same time.
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, 3941 Research Park Drive. Free. 7342229800. PATHprograms@nkfm.org nkfm.org [map]



 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Girls Night Out": Unicorn Feed & Supply.

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Enjoy a little shimmering bubbly with your besties and some retail therapy with sparkly sales and specials! We'll serve delicious dessert nibbles by Black Pearl's Pastry Chef, Mary Potts! It's going to be Fun & Fabulous!
Unicorn Feed & Supply, 114 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. 7349618610. info@unicornfeedsupply.com unicornfeedsupply.com [map]



 6-8 p.m. 

"Workshop: Getting Started with Raspberry Pi": TinkerTech.

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In this workshop, you'll be building a wireless doorbell camera. In doing so, you'll learn the basics of setting up a Linux operating system on a Raspberry Pi, how to use it to host a web server, and how to send and receive information over a wifi network to get information from cameras and sensors.
Note: This workshop consists of two sessions on subsequent weeks. Make sure you're able to attend both sessions before signing up.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. 90.00. 734-707-8019. michael@tinkertech.io https://shop.tinkertech.io/products/workshop-raspberry-pi-iot-networking [map]



 6-8:30 p.m. 

Four Week Lamaze Childbirth Education Class: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Our four week childbirth class is our most comprehensive childbirth education option. This class meets on four consecutive Wednesdays from 6-8:30 pm, with additional material available online. We are proud to partner with UM and offer this class at the Family Center at Von Voigtlander Hospital. This class is taught by a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and covers a wide range of topics including: anatomy of late pregnancy, signs of labor, stages of labor, relaxation techniques, comfort measures and positions for labor, common medical interventions, pain relief options, newborn procedures, and the early postpartum period. The emphasis is on informed decision making and working with your healthcare provider to create a birth plan that is right for you and your family. Each class includes small group activities and practice of labor positions and comfort measures.
Von Voigtlander Hospital Family Center, 1540 East Hospital Drive. $215. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 6 p.m. 

The Dinner Diners: Arbor Hospice.

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Contact Cindy Palmer at 734-794-5177 for more information.
The Dinner Diners is a social group for those who have lost a spouse or partner and would like to share a meal together at an Ann Arbor Restaurant. This group is targeted at those who are still working age. Note: Each member is responsible for the cost of their own meal.
Various Ann Arbor Resaurants TBA. Pay for your own meal. 734-794-5177.


 6:30 p.m. 

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

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This lecture is on Juvenile Detention, Incarceration, and "Zero Tolerance" with Heather Thompson, Janie Paul and Gil Leaf. Heather Thompson is a U-M Professor of History and a Pulitzer Prize winner for her book, Blood in the Water. Janie Paul is a professor at the U-M School of Art and Design. Dr. Gil Leaf is Co-Founder of Community Link Foundation.
Room 1423, East Quadrangle, 701 East University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/59958-14803945.html [map]



 6:30 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.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, 5361 McAuley Dr. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening with Irene Butter": The Ypsilanti District Library.

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YDL is honored to welcome Holocaust survivor, professor, and author Irene Butter. Her memoir, Shores Beyond Shores, details her journey during the Holocaust and explores how the heart keeps its humanity during inhumane times. Dr. Butter has inspired students from across the country with her message of the importance of caring for one another, regardless of our color, religion, or race. Book sale and signing to follow. Youth welcome.
The Ypsilanti District Library- Whittaker Branch, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110. info@ypsilibrary.org https://www.ypsilibrary.org/event/an-evening-with-irene-butter/ [map]



 7 & 11 p.m. 

"Lost in 3 Pines": U-M Basement Arts.

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Feb. 27 & 28. Hopwood-winning U-M student Maxim Vinogradov directs other students in his 2018 comedy about an unhappy housewife who feels like she's trapped in an oven. The question "What do you do for a living?" leads her and the other characters (her neurotic husband, his forgetful mother, his boisterous boss, the boss's wife, and an exchange student) on a fantastical journey.
U-M Walgreen Drama Center Studio 1, 1226 Murfin. Free. facebook.com/basementarts. [map]


 7-10 p.m. 

Mortal Soul: Hollow Body Productions.

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Mortal Soul - Live at Club Above
This is the story of love, genius, creativity, passion, and truth.
No matter where you're from its all about love.
Music from the heart, from that place that makes you sing, dance laugh, cry and believe. The amazingness of the human spirit is alive and available in the songs of Mortal Soul. This musical journey takes you from Blue Grass and the Appalachian meth labs to 70s soul and mainlining in a New York City alley, then sets you free to the feeling of a Gospel Church, a Buddhist temple and the afterparty at my cousin Talib's house in New Orleans.
Proceeds help support the Ann Arbor Blues Festival
Club Above, 215 N. Main Street. $5. 734-663-7758. [map]
 



 7 p.m. 

Yo-Yo Ma: University Musical Society.

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This celebrated cellist gives a talk, with musical examples, on "Culture, Understanding, and Survival," discussing the role of art in envisioning a better future. At a similar talk at MIT last March, Ma played Bach's Cello Suite no. 1, which is the first piece of music he ever learned (at age 4).
7 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $25-$150 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 7-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Readings by local poets Tom Brzezina and Lynn Gilbert. Brzezina's work draws upon his youthful drug experiences and growing up in Detroit. Gilbert is the associate editor of the local literary magazine Third Wednesday, and previously edited Water Music: The Great Lakes State Poetry Anthology. Followed by a poetry and short fiction open mike.
7-8:45 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Color Away": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Wed. All adults invited to color. Supplies provided.
7-9 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Experiences from Year 1 of Michael Hagedorn's Seasonals Workshops": Ann Arbor Bonsai Society.

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U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens collections and natural areas specialist Carmen Leskoviansky shows photos and discusses techniques from her classes with this well-known bonsai expert.
7 p.m., Matthaei Auditorium, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. aabonsaisociety@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Trickster Feminism": Literati Bookstore Feminist Book Club.

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All invited to discuss poet and performer Anne Waldman's 2018 meditation on gender, existence, passion, and activism.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [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 Åkerlund, 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.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History of Science Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Richard Corfield's 2001 book, Architects of Eternity: The New Science of Fossils.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Steiner's 1904 introduction to anthroposophy, How to Know Higher Worlds.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]


 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.


 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.


 8-10 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]


 8 p.m. 

We Banjo 3: The Ark.

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Mar.24 & 25. All-star quartet from Galway whose music is a virtuosic, revelatory blend of traditional Irish music with American old-time music and bluegrass that foregrounds traditional melodies with modern rhythms. Irish Times critic Siobhan Long praises their latest CD Gather the Good for its "finely calibrated repertoire," with "David Howley's title song anchoring the collection in a panoramic sweep of optimism." "Enda Scahill's 'It's Hard to Be 3' is another standout." Long adds. "Contemplative and unhurried, it lets the banjo breathe free, untethered from the headlong rush towards oblivion that can hold lesser players in thrall. All in all, a deliciously bearable lightness of being." The band has a brand-new CD, Haven. Photo: Martin Ufford
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $55 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]


 9:15 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Live Action"

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Screening of short films nominated for an Academy Award.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Marsha Gayle & Debbie Fogel

Duo of veteran Detroit jazz & blues vocalists. [venue info]

Club Above: Mortal Soul Mortal Soul

Detroit rock 'n' roll trio. A benefit for the Ann Arbor Blues Festival. 7- 10 p.m. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Detroit Street Hot Club

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarists Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and violinist Tyler Rindo. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Wych Elm

Local string sextet that plays a stylishly pungent, soul- infused mix of folk, rock, jazz, and old-time music. [venue info]

Mash: Adam Labeaux

An eclectic mix of jazz, folk, soul, funk, and rock originals by this local singer-songwriter, a former Ragbirds guitarist. He recently released the CD Itch. [venue info]

Old Town: Dan Bennett Ensemble

Local jazz ensemble led by saxophonist Bennett. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Rollie Tussing & Friends Rollie Tussing

Local blues-oriented vocalist and guitar virtuoso is joined by bassist Todd Perkins and drummer Dave Bendena. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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