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Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 9, 2019






 
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 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

Day of Meditation: Jewel Heart.

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Meditation is an essential tool that helps develop peace and joy, as well as the power to deeply understand wisdom. This day of meditation, open to all experience levels and offered according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, will include practice sessions and light guidance. Instructors will be available for assistance. Silence will be enjoyed throughout the day. Anyone is welcome.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 734 994 3387. https://www.jewelheart.org/chapters/ann-arbor/ [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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Mar. 9 & 10. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Youth age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (members, $3; kids age 12 & under, free). (517) 605-0624. [map]


 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Morin Khuur Festival: U-M Mongolian Cultural Organization.

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Mar. 9 & 10. Two days of talks, competitions, and performances highlighting the morin khuur, aka horse head fiddle, a traditional Mongolian instrument. Today's program is highlighted by a morin khuur concert by professional performers (7 p.m.; $20; students, $15 in advance at bit.ly/2VxupqH). Also, lectures (9 a.m.-noon & 1:15-2:15 p.m.), an opening speech (1 p.m.), and competitive performances (2-5 p.m.).
9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Sun.), Palmer Commons Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw. Free (except as noted). (412) 979-1025. [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]


 9:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness Meditation": Dexter District Library.

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Guided meditation followed by discussion.
9:30 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [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. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Glaze-A-Tile Workshop, Morning Session": Motawi Tileworks.

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Attendees will learn the bulb glazing technique and glaze their very own Motawi tile. Expert instruction is provided by our Motawi bulb glazers and participants will have to the chance to learn about the Motawi process in a fun hands-on way!
These classes often feature tiles in unique colorways that cannot be purchased online or in our gallery.
Glazers will work with our 4x4 Rosie O'Grady tile and 4x4 Fish tile in the Green Salmon colorway.
Motawi Tileworks, 170 Enterprise Drive. $110. 7342130017. https://www.motawi.com/collections/motawi-glaze-a-tile-workshop/products/morning-session-glaze-a-tile-workshop-march-9 [map]



 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Chelsea District Library.

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Sale of gently used paperback and hard-cover books. Also, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and more. Fill a bag for $5.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., CDL basement, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free admission. 475-8732. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Hurry Up Spring Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Hike led by WCPARC naturalist Kelsey Dehring. Bring binoculars for birding, if you wish.
10 a.m.-noon, West Lake Preserve, 21598 Waterloo Rd., Chelsea. Free. 971-6337. [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 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Old-Time Maple Sugar Festival": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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All invited to watch a short film on maple syrup production, followed by a guided walk to see how trees are tapped and sap is boiled down. Also, display of antique maple sugaring equipment on loan from the Waterloo Farm Museum. Maple products available for purchase.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $11 recreation passport required ($16 if purchased at the gate). 475-3170. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Plastic Bag Pollution & Recycled T-Shirt Bags": Ecology Center of Ann Arbor.

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All-ages craft project to make a reusable bag out of old T-shirts. Materials provided, but bring your own T-shirt, if you like.
10 a.m.-noon, Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch. Free. 761-3186. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Shamrocks & Shenanigans": Pittsfield Twp. Parks & Rec.

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All kids ages 4-10 (with caregiver) invited to make St. Patrick's Day-themed crafts and snacks. Also, a scavenger hunt.
10-11:30 a.m., Pittsfield Township Community Center, 701 W. Ellsworth. $7 (nonresidents, $10). Preregister by Mar. 5. 822-2120. [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]


 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.-3 p.m. 

"Food Medicine, Herbs, & Meeting Your Naturopaths": Ann Arbor School of Massage, Herbal & Natural Medicine.

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Naturopaths, herbalists, and AASM interns discuss food medicine and herbal therapeutics and offer samples of reflexology, Iridology sessions, and herbal consults.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., AASM, 6276 Jackson Rd., ste. B. Free admission. 769-7794. [map]


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"One-Road Challenge": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Date changed to March 10. All invited to form 3-person teams for this friendly competition to identify as many bird species as possible between midnight and 11 a.m. Novices welcome. See washtenawaudubon.org for rules.
11:30 a.m., meet at the Classic Cup Café (4389 Jackson) to compile results and calculate team scores. Free. washtenawaudubon.org.


 Noon-2 & 2:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Salamander Survey Kickoff/Frog and Toad Survey Kickoff: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation.

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All invited to learn how to help with the city's upcoming annual survey of the salamander (noon) and frog & toad (2:30 p.m.) populations in town.
Noon-2 & 2:30-4:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free; preregistration required by Mar. 6. nap@a2gov.org; 794-6627. [map]


 Noon 

U-M Women's Gymnastics vs. Oklahoma.

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Noon, Crisler Center. Tickets $6-$8 at mgoblue.com. 764-0247. [map]


 12:45-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby.

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Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. It is the most focused and influential organization working on national climate policy. We are working to build support for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (energyinnovationact.org), a fair and effective policy to reduce GHG emissions. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions. Newcomers are welcome to come at 12:30 for a brief overview.
Ann Arbor District Library - 3rd floor Freespace room, 343 S. 5th Ave. Free. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org http://annarborccl.org [map]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Men's Gymnastics vs. Iowa.

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The U-M also has a match this month vs. Illinois-Chicago (Mar. 30, 1 p.m.)
1 p.m., Cliff Keen Arena, S. State at Hoover. Free. 764-0247.


 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 & 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]



 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Arti Gras 2019 Inspired Landscapes: Silent Auction & Party": Salt Valley Arts.

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Arti Gras 2019- Inspired Landscapes Silent Auction & Party
You're invited to our annual party for the arts and silent auction fundraiser!
Saturday, March 9th, 2-4 pm
400 W. Russell Street
Saline MI
Bring a friend and join the fun, enjoy delicious refreshments, enter our drawing for some fabulous prizes, and place your bids on 40+ beautiful, original landscape-inspired artworks in oil, watercolor, pastel, fiber arts, jewelry, collage, encaustic and much more!
Salt Valley Arts is a 501©3 Michigan nonprofit that nurtures creativity in the individual and the local community. It provides engaging opportunities for learning, teaching, sharing, and appreciating the arts.
Debra Groth SVA Member
586-945-3643
dgroth3@me.com
Salt Valley Arts Cent Community Healt Pavillion St. Joseph Mercy, 400 W. Russell Street Saline MI 48176, Saline. Free. 586-945-3643. dgroth3@me.com [map]



 2-5 p.m. 

"Death Coaching in the Tibetan Tradition": Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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The Tibetan Buddhist tradition has a comprehensive catalog of practices aimed at helping the dying make their transition. Lama Nancy will review a variety of ways you can help the person or animal who is facing death or has already passed away, including the provision of spiritual comfort before death, recommendations for handling the body, and practices for the traditional 49-day "bardo" or transition period following death. She will also explain which practices would be most appropriate, depending on the beliefs of the dying person and your own spiritual experience.
Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center, 614 Miner St., 48103. Donation. $20. 734-678-7549. nburks.61053@yahoo.com annarborktc.org [map]



 2 p.m. 

"Glaze-A-Tile Workshop, Afternoon Session": Motawi Tileworks.

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Attendees will learn the bulb glazing technique and glaze their very own Motawi tile. Expert instruction is provided by our Motawi bulb glazers and participants will have to the chance to learn about the Motawi process in a fun hands-on way!
These classes often feature tiles in unique colorways that cannot be purchased online or in our gallery. Our afternoon session features an intermediate level tile. This class is for you if:
-You are comfortable with fine detail work like knitting, needlepoint, cake decorating, painting, drawing or have some ceramics experience.
-You have participated in a Glaze-a-Tile workshop before.
**Disclaimer: This is highly detailed work, if you need reading glasses, you'll want to have them!**
Glazers will work with our 6x6 Bleeding Heart tile in the Green Salmon colorway.
Motawi Tileworks, 170 Enterprise Drive. $110. 7342130017. https://www.motawi.com/collections/motawi-glaze-a-tile-workshop/products/afternoon-session-glaze-a-tile-workshop-march-9 [map]



 2 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]



 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. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [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]


 2:30 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. juggling.info@umich.edu, umich.edu/~juggle, 761-1115.


 2:30 p.m. 

"Choreography Workshop": Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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All invited to try new dances. With live music by Steve Schneider and Martha Stokely and some recorded music. Some English dance experience required.
2:30-5:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. $5. (248) 288-4737. [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.


 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Past Life Exploration": Natalie Candela, PhD.

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Have you ever wondered if you lived before and if your past may have an impact on you present life? Past or parallel lives can leave lasting imprints on our present psyche. They affect our likes and dislikes, our beliefs, doubts, and fears, and highlight our interests and talents. Whether you are simply curious about the other lives you might have experienced or you want to clear away what's holding you back and tap into your undiscovered strengths, go on a profound journey of soul discovery and return with answers and a greater connection to the real You.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. $20. 810-701-5208. natalie@awakenedhypnosis.com AwakenedHypnosis.com [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 purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]


 3:15, 6 & 9:20 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]


 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.


 3:30, 6:10 & 9:30 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. 

"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]


 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). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [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]


 5-7 p.m. 

Lemurian Sisterhood Sacred Circle: Lemurian Sisterhood Global and Awakened Hypnosis.

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Lemurian Sisterhood is a community of women that come together to remember their Divine Feminine essence, recognize their true potential, and bring balance and healing to the planet. The original sisterhood was practiced throughout Lemuria (according to Kryon), and today's sacred circles are grounded in the teachings of Pleiadian mothers and are meant to help us access the wisdom of our Lemurian ancestors. Meetings are held once a month. There is no membership. Those interested in creating a sacred space of honoring and learning are welcome.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. $20. 810-701-5208. natalie@awakenedhypnosis.com AwakenedHypnosis.com [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]


 6:25 & 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.


 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. 

"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]


 7:30-10 p.m. 

2nd Saturday Contra Dance Party: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Glen Morningstar calls to live music by Uncle Lou & the Oakland County Allstars. No experience or partner needed. Wear loose fitting clothing and flat non-slip shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30-10 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. $11 (members, $10; age 29 & under, $5). 945-1343. [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. 

"Coloring with Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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Age 12 & up invited to play with adoptable cats and color. Supplies provided. Snacks & soda.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $10. Preregistration recommended at tinylions.org/coloringwithcats. 661-3575. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Ariana Strahl, Michael Kelly, and Kathleen Kelly: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Chicago soprano Strahl, NYC baritone Michael Kelly, and pianist (and U-M opera coach) Kathleen Kelly perform selections from Anthologies of New Music, a collection of art songs by contemporary composers.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
 


 8-10 p.m. 

Harmony Bones: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth Cafe 704 Coffeehouse.

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The local ensemble of musicians Laz Slomovits, Jeanne Mackey, Eric Fithian, Tom Voiles, and Linda Teaman performs songs, rounds, and chants with rich vocal harmonies and an array of instruments, including guitar, mandolin, flute, pennywhistle, fiddle, banjo, percussion, sitar. The ensemble's name comes from an acupuncture point that harmonizes imbalances.
8-10 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $8 ($15 for 2). 327-0270. [map]


 8 p.m. 

RFD Boys: The Ark.

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Authentic bluegrass by these longtime local favorites who have appeared in numerous festivals and on the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. Their shows blend top-notch musicianship with funny between-songs dialogue. They have a new guitarist-mandolinist, Dan Roehrig, and they recently celebrated their 50th anniversary with a new album, Still Delivering.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $11 at the door only. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [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 & 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 p.m. 

"Scottish Fantasy": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Arie Lipsky directs the orchestra in Maxwell Davies' An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise with bagpiper Timothy Michling, Bruch's Scottish Fantasy with violinist Aaron Berofsky, and Mendelssohn's Symphony no. 3 in A minor ("Scottish"). Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $20-$27 in advance at a2so.com & the AASO Office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100), and (if available) at the door. 994-4801. [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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Jo Serrapere Jo Serrapere

Gifted veteran local singer-songwriter known for her spare, haunting ballads and blues and her sinewy, commanding vocals. Her latest CD, Dollar Store Nation, is rooted in the unselfconscious genre- hopping across of rock 'n 'roll, country, folk, and honky-tonk boundaries exemplified by the likes of Wanda Jackson and Patsy Cline. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Deadicated

Detroit psychedelic jam band that specializes in the music of the Grateful Dead and its circle. Openers: Trembling Earth, a Manchester-based blues-inflected folk-rock jam band, and Mega Weedge, a Ween tribute band. $10 ($15 at the door). [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: "St. Practice Day."

This daylong celebration features Irish ceili dancers, bagpipers and a traditional Irish music ensemble. 2 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Alter Blue

Fraser duo of singer-keyboardist Katie Williamson an guitarist Tom Alter whose music draws on soul, jazz, and alt-folk. [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: FreeLance

Local dance rock cover band whose repertoire ranges from Earth, Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder to AC/DC and Guns & Roses to Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars. [venue info]

Mash: Matt Boylan

Covers and originals by this local pop-folk singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: The Chris Canas Band

Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Bob Skon

Folk-rock covers and originals by this local singer-songwriter known for his wry songs about love and loss. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: The Randaliers The Randaliers

A diverse mix of familiar and lesser-known rock, blues, alt-country and R&B covers by this local trio of chanteuse Vicki Dischler and guitarists C. Russell and Phil Campbell. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea: Adam Kahana

Jazz, blues, & some rock 'n' roll by this local singer-guitarist. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Spark Spark

Local pop-rock quartet fronted by vocalist Robin Grant. With guitarist John Rasmussen, bassist Cy Clone, and drummer Jim Weyman. [venue info]

Ziggy's: 734 Saturdays

Open mike, along with a featured performer TBA. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Robert Johnson

Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer-guitarist. [venue info]

 
 


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