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Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 2, 2019

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 8:30 a.m.-noon 

"Mom 2 Mom Sale": Saline Parks & Recreation.

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More than 90 tables of gently used children's clothing, toys, books, and gear.
8:30 a.m.-noon, Saline Recreation Center, 1866 Woodland Dr. E., Saline. $1 admission (8:30 a.m. early bird admission, $2). 429-3502. [map]

 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"A Day of Silence and Meditation Practice, led by Carol Blotter": Michigan Friends Center.

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Each retreat is an opportunity to enjoy the quiet of the country while practicing sitting and walking meditation. This day is appropriate for anyone interested in meditation: beginners will have break-out instruction; experienced meditators can be in silence all day; those in-between can practice and have their questions answered. These retreats are fundraisers for the benefit of Michigan Friends Center.
Contact Carol at (734)475-0942 or to register.
Carol Blotter's meditation practice draws from dual roots in the Quaker and Buddhist traditions. Since 1999, she has led more than 40 retreats across the United States and has taught over 50 classes in meditation to spiritual seekers, schools, universities and medical groups. She teaches for The Forest Way which is dedicated to providing retreat opportunities conducive to balanced and integrated spiritual growth.
Suggested donation $30 or as able. Pre-registration requested; contact Carol Blotter at 475-0942.
Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Road, Chelsea, Michigan 48118, Chelsea. Donation. $30 or as able. 734.475.1892. http// [map]

 9-10 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Hudson Mills Activity Center.

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Programs for kids ages 4-7.

Jan. 5: "Busy Beaver." Story about how Michigan's largest rodent changed the course of the Huron River. Craft activity follows.

Feb. 2: "Animals in Winter." Story of how animals survive winter, with accompanying craft.

Mar. 2: "At Grandpa's Sugar Bush." Reading of Margaret Carney's book about a boy making maple syrup the old-fashioned way with his grandfather. Tour of Hudson Mills' syrup-making operation follows.
9-10 a.m., Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 per child. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]

 9 a.m. 

"Phoenix from the Ashes: The Sex Abuse Crisis and the Future of the Catholic Church"

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Father Gabriel Richard High School, along with co-sponsors Ave Maria Radio and Emmaus Health, invites you to our 2019 Familiaris Consortio Lecture on March 2, 2019. Keynote speaker Janet E. Smith will present her talk "The Sex Abuse Crisis as an Opportunity for Evangelization." She will be joined by educational and medical professionals to discuss the impact of the crisis on Catholics of all ages as well as how Catholics can help rebuild the Body of Christ. The event will be held at the Michigan League 911 N. University, Ann Arbor, 48109 from 9:00 am - 12 noon on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Admission is $10 per person and includes a continental breakfast. To register visit:
Michigan League, 911 N. University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. $10. 734-662-0496. [map]

 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

38th Annual Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival: Ford Seahorses & Sea Lancers Scuba Diving Club.

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A daylong series of 1-hour presentations on Great Lakes maritime history and shipwrecks, along with diving topics. For a complete schedule, see
9 a.m.-5 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Kids 12 & under accompanied by an adult, free. 459-8476. . [map]

 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Annual Chess Tournament: Thurston Elementary School PTO Fundraiser.

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Low-key tournament for kids in grades K-8. Some experience required.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Thurston, 2300 Prairie. $11-$22; $16-$27 after Feb. 22. Space limited; preregistration required at, 994-1970. [map]

 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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Mar. 2 & 16. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $12 (students with ID, $8) includes lesson; $5 for dance only. [map]

 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Dexter District Library.

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Sale of used books, CDs, DVDs, and more.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free admission. 426-4477. [map]

 9 a.m.-noon 

"Phoenix from the Ashes: The Sex Abuse Crisis and the Future of the Catholic Church": Father Gabriel Richard High School/Ave Maria Radio/Emmaus Health.

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Talk by Sacred Heart Major Seminary (Detroit) moral theology professor Janet E. Smith. Followed by a panel discussion with Smith and educational and medical professionals.
9 a.m.-noon, Michigan League. $10., 662-0496. [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Urban Hike & Sustainable Art": Fjallraven.

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Every Sat. All invited to walk through downtown to Eberwhite Woods and back. In warmer weather, hikes may go to the Huron River or the Arb. Followed at 10 a.m. by family-friendly art projects. Coffee & donuts.
9 a.m., Fjallraven, 213 S. Main. Free. 585-5628. [map]

 10-11 a.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. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon & 2-5 p.m. 

"Glenn Mullin Teaches Six Yogas of Niguma": Jewel Heart.

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Niguma, which simply means "Sister", was the blood sister of the great Indian master Naropa. The Six Yogas of Naropa, brought to Tibet by Marpa Lotsawa and transmitted through Milarepa, are very famous in Tibetan Buddhism, and Tsongkhapa wrote two commentaries to the traditions. Lesser known, but of equal importance, is the lineage of Six Yogas descending from Niguma, who is famed for achieving enlightenment in one lifetime. Her lineage was brought to Tibet by Kyungpo Naljor and became the basis of the Shangpa School. The Second Dalai Lama held two streams of this lineage: the "close" oral transmission from Lama Tsongkhapa; and the "long" transmission that he received from his father, who was the head of the Shangpa School. Our weekend will explore the yogas that are taught in the Second Dalai Lama's commentary.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $50. 7349943387. [map]

 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Usborne Books & More Book Fair": Stone School Cooperative Preschool.

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Join us for a Usborne book fair at the historic Stone School Cooperative Preschool. We will have a preschool story time at 11am, noon, 1pm and 2pm. Part of all the proceeds go to support the school!
Stone School Cooperative Preschool, 2811 Stone School Road. Free. 734-971-4820. [map]

 10 a.m.-midnight  Free! 

Remote-Controlled Car Racing: Washtenaw RC Speedway.

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One of the largest regular gatherings of RC racers in the country features off-road dirt-track racing for stock and modified model electric trucks and buggies. Spectators welcome. Food concessions.
10 a.m.-midnight (registration 8-9:30 a.m.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Doors open at 8 a.m. Free admission. $17 to race. (517) 290-7128. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Mar. 1 & 2. 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.


Mar. 1: Arbor Hills Nature Area (10 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Ashburnam off Kilburn Park Circle from Green Rd.) to remove invasive honeysuckle and buckthorn from this 6-acre park, one of the best spots in the city for tree frogs.


Mar. 2: Furstenberg Nature Area (10 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School) to remove invasives from this popular 38-acre park.

Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.

 10-10:40 a.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Music Together teacher Dianne Dudley leads infants through 5-year-olds (accompanied by an adult) in a program of music and dancing.
10-10:40 a.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 10 & 11 a.m. and noon 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 2-31. Naturalist Mark Irish discusses the history of maple sugaring and lead a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. Also, a pancake and sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
10 & 11 a.m. and noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]

 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensory Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A "sensory friendly" event for kids ages 3-7 with developmental disabilities. Includes 20 minutes of interactive stories & movement, followed by 40 minutes of free play.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Spring into Summer Camp Expo": Briarwood Mall.

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Info on summer camps for kids. Also, Disney Junior crafts and activities.
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Briarwood Mall. Free. 769-9610. [map]

 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Winter Dexter Breakfast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sat. A winter version of this very popular ride, where attendees decide on the destination based on weather conditions. Call ahead to confirm ride. A similar ride takes place at 1 p.m. 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., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. [map]

 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

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. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]

 10:30 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]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Sat. Linda Zimmer reads seasonal stories for kids age 6 & under.
Bookbound, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345.

 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Mr. Dan's Music Show": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Interactive & educational music performance.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Mar. 2) & 1-3 p.m. (Mar. 3), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]

 11 a.m. 

"The Kids of Amandla Street": Spinning Dot Theatre.

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Jenny Anne Koppera directs an all-ages local cast in South African playwright Lereko Mfono's drama about 4 South African youth who try to change the world and live full lives in spite of the racism, fear, and potential violence that surrounds them.
11 a.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $11.25 (kids, $6.25) in advance at and at the door. 585-5134. [map]


Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]

 12:55 p.m. 

"La Fille du Régiment": Fathom Events.

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Live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Donizetti's 1840 opera, a madcap physical comedy about a feisty tomboy raised by a regiment of French soldiers. Also, a rebroadcast Mar. 6 at 1 & 6:30 p.m. (Ann Arbor 20 only).
12:55 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $18-$27 in advance at and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"How to Train Your Dragon Coloring Party!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to listen to music and color characters from this animated film series.
1-2 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off a kangaroo (2 & 4 p.m.) and an emu (3 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour with a black swan and blue-tongued skink, and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a sloth, a cougar, 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.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Peter Pan Jr.": Ann Arbor Christian School.

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Mar. 1 & 2. A junior version of Carolyn Leigh and Moose Charlap's 1954 Broadway musical, based on J.M. Barrie's popular children's novel about a magical boy who transports 3 English children to Never Never Land. The show's most memorable tunes include the exuberant "I'm Flying" and "I've Gotta Crow."
7 p.m. (Fri.) & 2 p.m. (Sat.), Whitmore Lake High School, 7430 Whitmore Lake Rd. $8. 741-4948. [map]

 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

"Hand Balancing & Contortion for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This all-level class is designed for active young people (ages 8-17) to build the courage for inversions and the strength to stay upside down. Students will learn to balance on their hands, create absurd shapes, and find their bendiest self. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by practicing hand balancing and contortion fundamentals. This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to the studio.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $15. [map]

 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to practice juggling. Beginners welcome. Attendees advised to call ahead if there's inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free.,, 761-1115.

 3 & 7 p.m. 

"Never Look Away": Michigan Theater.

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(Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2019). An artist is tormented by his childhood in Nazi Germany. German, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME. [map]

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]

 3 & 8 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]

 3-4 & 4-5 p.m. 

"Strum & Drum": Oz's Music Environment.

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Families invited to get on stage to sing and make music on a variety of instruments. Also, at 4 p.m., a free Kids Open Stage.
3-4 p.m., Oz's, 1920 Packard. $15 per family. 662-8283. [map]

 3:15, 6:15 & 9:15 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 3:30 p.m. 

"Become a Safe Certified Yoga Teacher": Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School RYS200, RYS300.

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Our unique Holistic Teacher Training programs are taught by Certified Yoga Therapist Ema Stefanova E-RYT500. You will perfect techniques, methodology of teaching to various populations, learn applied yoga philosophy, history, ethics, and more. One Lake Michigan Retreat is included in tuition fee. Candidates must submit application form and preregister. Flex Start and Finish Dates. Flexible Schedule.
AIKIDO building, 1904 Federal Blvd. [map]

 3:30, 6, & 9 p.m. 

"Green Book": State Theatre.

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(Peter Farrelly, 2018). Drama about an Italian American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African American classical pianist on a tour through the American south in the 1960s. Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME.

 3:45 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)., 668-TIME.

 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. All invited to play low-key parlor games.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"If Beale Street Could Talk": In Good Company African American Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of James Baldwin's 1974 novel, which was made into a 2018 film, about a young black couple whose plans to marry are thwarted when one of them is falsely accused of a terrible crime.
4 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.

 4:30 p.m. 

"Free Solo": State Theatre.

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(E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, 2018). Documentary following the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME.

 6 p.m.  Free! 

Charles Correa International Lecture: Sou Fujimoto, "Between Nature and Architecture": The University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Sou Fujimoto was born in Hokkaido in 1971. Graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering at Tokyo University, he established Sou Fujimoto Architects in 2000. In 2018, he won two International Competitions for the Village Vertical in site of Rosny-sous-Bois and for the HSG Learning Center in Saint Gallen. In 2017, he was the winner of two International Competitions, for the Nice Meridia and the Floating Gardens in Brussels. In 2016, he has won the 1st prize for "Pershing", one of the sites in the French competition called 'Réinventer Paris', following the victories in the Invited International Competition for the New Learning Center at Paris-Saclay's Ecole Polytechnique and the International Competition for the Second Folly of Montpellier in 2014. In 2013 he became the youngest architect to design the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London. His notable works include; "Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013" (2013), "House NA" (2011) and many more.
A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2000 Bonisteel Boulevard Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069. Free. 734-764-1300. [map]

 6-9 p.m. 

"Dancing Downtown": Satchel's BBQ.

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Every Sat. All invited to dance to recorded music. Families welcome.
6-9 p.m., Satchel's, 221 W. Liberty. Free. 929-4240. [map]

 6:30, 7 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Greta": State Theatre.

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(Neil Jordan, 2019). Thriller about a young woman who befriends a lonely widow harboring a deadly agenda. ChloŽ Grace Moretz.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME.

 6:30 p.m. 

"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change": Dexter Community Players.

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Mar. 1-3. Keshia Daisy Oliver directs this local theater company in a dinner theater production of Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts's musical comedy, a series of vignettes exploring romantic relationships from the dating scene to suburban married life. Cash bar on Fri. & Sat.
6:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 1:30 p.m. (Sun.), Columbus Hall, 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. Tickets $39 (seniors, $36) in advance only at 726-0355. [map]

 6:40 & 8:45 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)., 668-TIME.

 6:45-10:30 p.m. 

Bockbierfest: Ann Arbor Schwaben Verein.

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This annual spring festival features a German dinner followed by dancing to German music by Tommy Schober & The Sound of Sorgenbrecher.
6:45-10:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), Plumbers & Pipefitters Hall (UA Local 190), 7920 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor. Tickets $30 (includes dinner & beverages) in advance and (if available) at the door. Reservations recommended; call John Jarvis (954-0281), Art French (662-4964), or Walt Hahn (353-9229). [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Coffeehouse Concert: Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea on Washington.

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Free concert in a cozy setting with coffee, tea and dessert. Bring a book and chill with us. Mercury Salad Sandwich has a simple approach to music: write tunes that make people groove. 'The sammich' plays many styles, from acoustic funk to jazzy swing, to twangy folk.
Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea, 123 West Washington. Free. 734-769-2331. [map]

 7:30-10:30 p.m. 

1st Saturday Contra: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Stephen Loftus calls to music by the Stout Hearted String Band. All dances taught; no partner needed. Bring clean shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a beginner lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $11 (members, $10; students, $6). 769-1052, 274-0773. [map]

 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Dwayne Kennedy: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Feb. 28 & Mar. 1-2. This Chicago comic is a ubiquitous presence on cable TV known for his piercing, keen-witted takes on a wide range of social, cultural, and geopolitical matters. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $15 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Shrek: The Musical": Saline High School Drama Club.

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Mar. 1-3. Kristen Glatz directs Saline High students in David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori's musical, based on the 2001 film, an appealingly subversive fairy tale about a kindhearted but misanthropic green ogre who's charged with rescuing a princess. The score is an eclectic mix of pop-flavored melodies that range from the jaunty "Travel Song" to the gutsy duet "I Got You Beat."
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Saline High School, 1300 Campus Pkwy., Saline. Tickets TBA. 401-4644. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Lewis Black: SoundChronicle.

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Known as the king of the rant, LEWIS BLACK uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include current events, social media, politics and anything else that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world. (from
Start date: 03/02/2019
Start time: 20:00
Get tickets:
Michigan Theater - Ann Arbor, 603 East Liberty, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109. $69. 802-255-1826. [map]

 8 p.m. (sold out) 

Matt Nathanson: The Ark.

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Sold out.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Sold out. 761-1451. [map]

 8 p.m. 

PD9 Sun Band: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Veteran drummer RJ Spangler and trombonist-vocalist Tbone Paxton lead this large Detroit band, a side project of their self-styled "space-age swing band" Planet D Nonet, in renditions of works by avant-garde jazz icon Sun Ra.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$30 (students, $10) in advance at Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Dispatches from the Dumb Decade": Neighborhood Theatre Group.

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Mar. 1-3 & 8-10. Kristin Ann Danko directs local playwright A.M. Dean's fast-paced pop-rock musical following a student journalist at the dawn of "fake news." Cast: Marisa Dluge, Jess Feathers, Kylista Geiger, Eric Hohnke, Alice Kepchar, Maegan Murphy, Paul Popa, Mike Sandusky, Angela VanKempen, and Craig VanKempen.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), MarketPlace Hall, 16 S. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $12 at; $15 at the door. [map]

 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Comedic improv by This Is a Quiz (Fri.) and experienced local performers (Sat.) who take suggestions from the audience. Also, "water form," a long-form style of improv developed by Pointless. Note: Friday includes an opening set by a guest improv troupe TBA.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]

 9 p.m.  Free! 

Comedy Show: Om of Medicine.

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Monthly stand-up comedy show. Snacks & beverages.
Om of Medicine, 111 S. Main. Free. 369-8255. Free. [map]

 9:25 p.m. 

"If Beale Street Could Talk": State Theatre.

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(Barry Jenkins, 2018). Romantic drama about a pregnant woman whose fiancé is falsely accused of a crime.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME.


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Tessa & Jordan Duo

South Lyon duo whose eclectic repertoire includes 1930s blues, classic rock, and Americana covers. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Aaron Carter

Best-selling dance-pop singer-songwriter. Opener: Max Muscato, a blues-inflected pop-rock singer-songwriter from Buffalo. $20 ($25 at the door). [venue info]

Club Above: "Blues Night."

With bands TBA. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Finan & Sharon Tse

Singer-songwriter duo. Finan is a Canton singer-songwriter who writes country-tinged folk-pop, and Tse a young singer-songwriter whose repertoire ranges from confessional folk-pop to jazz- inflected songs. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Soulstice

Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing. [venue info]

Mash: The Bluescasters

High energy blues-infused rock'n'roll quartet. [venue info]

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea: Mercury Salad Sandwich

Local roots music quartet led by singer-songwriter Brooke Ratliff and guitarist Kurt Bonnell that describes its music as "acoustafunk with some bluegrass thrown in." The band has a new EP, Pandemonium. 7-9:30 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Funkylingus

Local funk jam band. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]


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