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Calendar of Events

Friday, March 8, 2019






 
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 8 a.m. 

37th Annual WCTF Career Conference: Women of Color Task Force.

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The Women of Color Task Force is excited to be hosting its 37th annual career conference on Friday, March 8, 2019. All U-M staff, faculty, students and the public, regardless of gender or ethnicity, are invited to attend this inclusive professional development event. Attendees may select from a variety of workshop sessions designed to support their professional and personal development.
Please note that the keynote lecture (8:30-10:30 am at Hill Auditorium) is open to the general public and no registration is required. To attend the Career Conference workshops and luncheon, pre-registration is required.
Registration information and the keynote speaker will be announced via the CEW+ website, stay tuned!
Michigan League, 911 N. University St. $175. 734-764-6360. contactcew@umich.edu http://www.cew.umich.edu/events/save-the-date-37th-annual-wctf-career-conference/ [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]


 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. 

"Shipwrecked!": Wild Swan Theater.

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Mar. 7-9. This award-winning local children's theater presents local playwright Jeff Duncan's play, a coming-of-age drama set in 1893, about a Detroit cargo shipping family that sets sail on Lake Huron through Shipwreck Alley with a load of Christmas trees. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members. Appropriate for kids age 8 & up.
10 a.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 12:30 p.m. (Fri.), & 2 p.m. (Sat.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $15 (kids & seniors, $12; lap pass for kids age 2 & under, $3) in advance at wildswantheater.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. [map]



 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. except Mar. 4. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Mar. 4), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Mar. 14, May 2, & June 13. CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

U-M Clements Library Tour.

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Mar. 8 & 22. Docents give a behind-the-scenes look at the historic Clements building and collections.
11 a.m., Clements, 909 South University. Free; preregistration requested at myumi.ch/650X8. 764-2347. [map]


 noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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


 Noon  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]


 Noon  Free! 

"Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Mar. 1, 8, 15, & 22. TBE rabbi Josh Whinston leads informal discussions on religion. Bring a bag lunch, if you wish.
Noon, TBE Adult Lounge, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]


 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

Lenten Organ Concert Series: American Guild of Organists.

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Every Fri., Mar. 8-Apr. 12. Concerts by AGO members and others on what local organist Timothy Huth calls "one of the finest organs in Ann Arbor."
12:15-1:15 p.m., First Congregational Church, 608 E. William. Free. 604-3205. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri., except Sept. 2. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Little Listeners": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Come to the Northfield Township Area Library every Friday for a storytime designed to promote early literacy. Little Listeners is for ages 0 to 6-years-old. Enjoy a half-hour of fun stories, silly songs, and age-appropriate hands-on activities.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [map]



 2:30 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 2:45, 6:05 & 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). statetheatre.org, 668-TIME.


 3:15 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.


 3:45, 6:30 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Everybody Knows": Michigan Theater.

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(Asghar Farhadi, 2019). Thriller about woman whose daughter is abducted at a family wedding. Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem. Spanish, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4, 6:45 & 9:25 p.m. 

"Apollo 11": Michigan Theater.

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(Todd Miller, 2019). Documentary featuring never-before-seen footage of the first moon landing.
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, 7 & 10 p.m. 

"Captain Marvel": State Theatre.

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(Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, 2019). Superhero origin story. Brie Larson.
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.


 4-7 p.m. 

Fish Fry: Saline Knights of Columbus.

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Baked tilapia, beer-battered fried cod, salad, fries, beverages, homemade cheesy potatoes, broccoli salad, coleslaw, mac & cheese, and desserts.
4-7 p.m., St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 910 Austin, Saline. $10 (seniors age 60 & over, $9; kids ages 6-12, $6; age 5 & under, free). 355-8277. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4:30-7 p.m. 

41st Annual Lenten Fish Fry: Old St. Patrick's Church.

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Every Fri., Mar. 8-Apr. 12. Fried Alaskan pollack, choice of potato or macaroni & cheese, salad bar, and beverage. Desserts available for a nominal additional charge. Be prepared to stand in line, but the food is worth the wait.
4:30-7 p.m., Old St. Pat's parish hall, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. at Northfield Church. $9.50 (seniors, $8; children 6-11, $6; children 5 & under, free). 662-8141. [map]


 4:30-7 p.m. 

Fish Fries: St. Mary Roman Catholic Church.

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St. Mary Catholic Church's famous Lenten fish fries served over 4000 last year and they are back again this year. Enjoy a delicious fish dinner each Friday in Lent (with the exception of Good Friday) from March 8 through April 12 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary Parish Center, 110 Madison Street (behind the Marathon gas station on Main Street in the Village of Manchester). The menu includes fried and baked fish, French fries, baked potatoes, spicy little potatoes, macaroni and cheese, a big salad bar, and delicious desserts. The popular drive-thru take-out is FAST. Just follow the signs to the back of St. Mary Parish Center. Prices range from $11 for adults for a dine-in, all-you-can-eat dinner to $6 for children ages 6 to 10. Take-out and senior citizens are $10. There is no charge for children five and under.
Lenten Fish Fries at St. Mary, Manchester, are unbeatable!
St. Mary Parish Center, 110 Madison Street, Manchester. Range $6 to $11. 734-428-8811. bettyc@umich.edu https://stmarymanchester.org [map]


 4:30-7:30 p.m. 

Fish Fry: Dexter Knights of Columbus.

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Pan-fried cod, baked tilapia, fried clam strips, baked salmon, grilled cheese, and sides. Raffle.
4:30-7:30 p.m., KofC Hall & Banquet Center, 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. $12(kids age 5 & under, $8; drive-thru & carry out, $11). 426-5558. [map]


 4:30-7 p.m. 

Lenten Fish Dinner: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

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Every Fri., Mar. 8-Apr. 12. Hand-battered fried cod, baked tilapia, mac & cheese, sautéed green beans, roasted red potatoes, French fries, salad bar, rolls with butter, and coffee & tea. Fish sticks and grilled cheese for kids. Soda, desserts, & tomato parmesan soup available.
4:30-7 p.m., St. Francis Parish Activities Center, 2250 E. Stadium. $10 (seniors age 62 & over, $9; kids, $6). 769-2550, ext. 0. [map]


 4:30-7 p.m. 

St. Mary Manchester Fish Fries 2019: St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, Manchester.

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St. Mary Catholic Church's famous Lenten fish fries served over 4000 last year and they are back again this year. Enjoy a delicious fish dinner each Friday in Lent (with the exception of Good Friday) from March 8 through April 12 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary Parish Center, 110 Madison Street (behind the Marathon gas station on Main Street in the Village of Manchester). The menu includes fried and baked fish, French fries, baked potatoes, spicy little potatoes, macaroni and cheese, a big salad bar, and delicious desserts. The popular drive-thru take-out is FAST. Just follow the signs to the back of St. Mary Parish Center. Prices range from $11 for adults for a dine-in, all-you-can-eat dinner to $6 for children ages 6 to 10. Take-out and senior citizens are $10. There is no charge for children five and under.
Lenten Fish Fries at St. Mary, Manchester, are unbeatable!
St. Mary Parish Center, 110 Madison Street, Manchester. Range $6 to $11 depending on age. 734-428-8811. bettyc@umich.edu stmarymanchester.org [map]



 5-9 p.m. 

Girl Power Invitational: Gym America Gymnastics.

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Mar. 8-10. Young gymnasts from throughout Michigan & Ohio in nonsanctioned pre-competitive and sanctioned early-competitive-level competitions.
5-9 p.m. (Fri.), 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. $12 (seniors & students, $10; kids age 5 & under, free). 971-1667. [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

Lenten Fish Fry: St. Mary Chelsea Knights of Columbus.

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Every Fri., Mar. 8-Apr. 12.

Baked or fried Atlantic cod, potato, mac & cheese, grilled cheese sandwich, soup, salad bar, beverage, & dessert.
5-8 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 14200 E. Old US-12, Chelsea. $11 (seniors 62 & older, $10; kids 6-11, $6; 5 & under, free). 475-7561. [map]


 5 p.m. 

U-M Women's Lacrosse.

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Feb. 15: CMU. 3 p.m.

Feb. 17: Dartmouth. Noon.

Mar. 3: Cincinnati. 1 p.m.

Mar. 8: Kent State. 5 p.m.

Mar. 10: Towson. 1 p.m.

Mar. 16: Penn State. Noon.

Mar. 25: Niagara. 5 p.m.

Mar. 30: Johns Hopkins. Noon.

Apr. 13: Rutgers. 3 p.m.
Various times (see listing), U-M Lacrosse Stadium, 2500 S. State. $6. 764-0247. [map]


 5-9 p.m. 

"Pets & Pajamas Movie Night": Huron Valley Humane Society.

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Mar. 8 & 22. Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch the animated films Horton Hears a Who (Mar. 8) and Ponyo (Mar. 22). Also, a chance to interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $35 ($15 for each additional sibling). Preregistration required at hshv.org. 661-3575. [map]


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Just for Kids: Explore the World of Cake": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Staffers discuss how to make different kinds of cake. Tastings.
5:30-6:30 p.m., Zingerman's Deli Upstairs. 422 Detroit St. $15 per kid includes tastings; parents welcome to lurk for free. 663-3354.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Aris Chalin Trio.

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Aris Chalin Trio featuring Jonah Eichner (bass), Noah Greenberg (drums) and Aris Chalin (keyboard). This group plays beautiful Jazz standards.
Dessous, 312 S. Main Street. Free. No Cover. (734) 222-0202 [map]



 6:25 & 9:10 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 6:30 p.m. 

"Princesses & Superheroes Fantasy Fun Night": Saline Parks & Recreation.

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Kids in costume invited for dancing, games, crafts, nail painting, and face painting. Punch & cookies. Caregivers encouraged to bring a camera.
6:30-8 p.m., Saline Recreation Center, 1866 Woodland Dr. E., Saline. Tickets TBA. cityofsaline.org/parks, 429-3502. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"77th Annual Melody on Ice": Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club.

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"Legends & Icons"
Directed by
Meredith Longoria & Emily Buckeridge
Join us in celebrating our 77th year of Melody on Ice! This year, MOI showcases music from the biggest legends and icons of American culture- ranging from Michael Jackson and Prince to Elvis and Aretha Franklin. With so many classic artists, It's sure to be a hit! You're not going to want to miss the 2019 Melody on Ice guest performer, former U.S. National Champion, Ryan Bradley!
Melody on Ice Tickets- purchase at the door or online at www.annarborfsc.org
Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. $15 (kids age 10 & under and seniors age 65 & over, $10; premium seating, $20; patron $30 in advance & $40 at the door). 734-213-6768. aafsc@annarborfsc.org https://www.annarborfsc.org/Schedules/MelodyOnIce.aspx [map]



 7 p.m. 

"A Story of Woman": MoonSeed Movement Troupe.

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Mar. 8 & 9. This local group of 8 women performs its new show, a cross between performance art and ritual that uses dance, spoken word, and song to explore the power of women's experiences.
7 p.m., Stone Chalet Event Center, 1917 Washtenaw. Tickets $20 in advance at eventbrite.com (search for "moonseed"). (415) 517-9323‬. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"An Intimate In-Studio Concert": Sole Full of Rhythm.

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Mar. 8-10. Sara Randazzo leads this talented local tap dance ensemble in new choreography. With live music by local pianists Tyler Driskill and Rick Roe, bassist Rob Bickley, and vocalists Kathy Waugh, Lori Atwood, and Emily Rogers-Driskill.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 4 p.m. (Fri.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Randazzo Dance Studio, 4569 Washtenaw. Tickets $18 in advance at solefullofrhythm.brownpapertickets.com. 477-9350. [map]


 7-8:30 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 woman in celebration of International Women's Day. Materials provided.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Les Misérables Jr.": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Mar. 8-10 & 15-17. Young local actors perform a junior version of the popular 1980 Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Herbert Kretzmer adaptation of Victor Hugo's sweeping epic of 19th century Parisian life, a large-canvas tale of human fallibility centered on a petty criminal. The score includes such popular songs as "I Dreamed a Dream," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "One Day More," and "On My Own."
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $22 (kids age 16 & under, $17) in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. 268-6200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Panzi Hospital and the Challenge of Healing Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo": iZosh: Women Investing in Women.

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Talk by local Congolese-born physician Alain Mukwege. Followed by a chance to give microloans to women in extreme poverty around the world. All women invited.
7 p.m., Huron Hills, 3150 Glazier Way. Free. contact.annarbor@iZosh.org. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

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

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Ohio caller Kathy Anderson leads challenging dances to live music by Debbie Jackson, Brad Battey, and Susie Lorand. For experienced dancers.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse (off S. State across from the airport). $12 (members, $10). (248) 288-4737. [map]


 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Tony Deyo: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Mar. 7-9. This NYC-based comic, a former middle school teacher and symphony musician, is known for his crisp observational humor and likable stage presence. 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.  Free! 

"EMU Choir Home Tour Concert": EMU Music Department.

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Brandon Johnson directs student choirs in Bach's motet "Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt," selections from Godspell and Bernstein's Candide, and Jake Runestad's "Please Stay," an anthem with lyrics adapted from tweets by suicide survivors.
7:30 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"New Works for Trumpet": Concordia University.

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Spanish trumpeter José Chafer and Polish trumpeter Slawomir Cichor--both virtuoso musicians--perform new trumpet works.
7:30 p.m., Concordia University Chapel of the Holy Trinity, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7537. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Choir! Choir! Choir!: The Ark.

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Traditional choral arrangements of pop songs by this international touring vocal ensemble from Toronto that started in 2011 as a weekly drop-in singing event.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office and the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 p.m. 

David Barrett: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).

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Singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso from Lansing, best known as the composer of TV theme songs for several major sports events, from the NCAA basketball tournament to the 1998 Winter Olympics. Barrett's songs cover a variety of topics, including stories about children and criminals, golf and baseball, life on the road, and the things hound dogs would say if they could talk.
8 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Tickets $15 in advance at eventbrite.com and at the door. 665-8558. [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 dispatchesmusical.brownpapertickets.com; $15 at the door. ntgypsi.org. [map]


 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 purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [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 pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8:50 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.


 9 p.m.-midnight 

"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson and occasionally followed at midnight by blues dancing.
9 p.m.-midnight, Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). (847) 757-0942. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Jen Sygit

Lansing singer-songwriter and guitarist known for her bluesy lyrics, down-home music, and sultry vocals. [venue info]

B-Side: "Get LowKey."

Acoustic music by local teens. Proceeds benefit LIVE on Washington, the Neutral Zone's annual outdoor teen music & arts festival which returns in June. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Barker & Broski

Local proto-punk rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter duo of Michael Snyder-Barker and Chris Broski. [venue info]

Dreamland Theater: Lawnmower

Fenton alternative rock trio. Openers: Kind of Animal, a Detroit indie rock band, and Child Sleep, a 90s-style garage pop quartet. 8 p.m. [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]

Live: The Terraplanes The Terraplanes

Local band led by singer-guitarist Jerry Mack that plays a mix of houserocking blues, uptown swing, soulful R&B, and roots rock. [venue info]

Mash: The George and Laura Duo The George and Laura Duo

Funky soul and R&B by the duo of vocalist Laura Rain and her husband, guitarist George Friend. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Open Mike.

All musicians invited. Hosted by Jacob Gibson. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Isaac Levine

Pittsburgh singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Band of Rasmus

Ypsilanti keyboard-driven classic rock and blues quartet. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Drivin' Sideways

Veteran local band fueled by Pontiac Pete Ferguson's alternately soulful and ornery vocals. Their country-based repertoire still features lots of classic honky-tonk, but they also cover everyone from Chuck Berry and Johnny Burnette to the Beatles and James Brown. With guitarist Tyler Stipe, bassist Pat Prouty, drummer Mark Newbound, and keyboardist Jim King. 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Kameryn Ogden Duo

Jazz by the Detroit duo of vocalist Kameryn Ogden and keyboardist Galen Bundy. [venue info]

 
 


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