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Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 16, 2019

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 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

Spring Craft Show: Saline Community Education.

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Juried show and sale of works by more than 150 artists. Items include clothing, jewelry, pottery, metal, wood, glass, seasonal items, and more. Concessions, bake sale, silent auction. No strollers allowed.
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. $4 admission (kids age 10 & under, free). 429-5922. [map]

 8:15 a.m. 

Karen Linduska: Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild.

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This Illinois fiber artist shows and discusses her decorative stitching on hand-painted fabric. Also, Q&A, a trunk show, and a sale of books and quilting supplies. The program begins with a business meeting.
8:15 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $10 (members, free). [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.-6 p.m. 

"29th Annual Home, Garden, & Lifestyle Show": Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Mar. 16 & 17. More than 150 area exhibitors show and demonstrate products and offer information on home improvement services. Concessions.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (kids age 12 & under, free). 996-0100. [map]

 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Demo Faire": MacTechnics.

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Rescheduled from Feb. Group members demonstrate and discuss Mac-related apps, games, photography, art, music, and more. The program begins with a Q&A, 9-11 a.m., for Mac questions of any kind.
9 a.m.-1 p.m., NEW Center, 1100 N. Main. Free. [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.-noon  Free! 

Ann Arbor Aglow Lighthouse.

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Aglow member Sharon Waite discusses her recent trip to Uganda. Aglow is a Christian organization.
9:30 a.m.-noon, WCC Liberal Arts Bldg. rm. 340. Free. (248) 437-9277.

 9:45 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Water We Fighting For?": Public Citizens of Washtenaw.

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All invited to join a discussion with local environmental toxicologist Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, Allen's Creek Watershed Group member Vincent Caruso, and State Representative Yousef Rabhi. The program begins with coffee & socializing.
9:45 a.m.-noon, U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 484-1628. [map]

 10-11 a.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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This an all-levels instructor-guided conditioning circuit class is perfect for new aerialists, experienced flyers as a supplement to their current training, or for any folx who are interested in a new and exciting way to exercise. 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. 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.-4:30 p.m. 

Orchid Festival: Ann Arbor Orchid Society.

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Mar. 16 & 17. Show and sale of thousands of tropical and hardy orchids, orchid-growing supplies, and related items. Also, talks and demos by orchid growers.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]

 10 - 11 a.m.  Free! 

Shamrock Storytime: Junior League of Ann Arbor.

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The Junior League of Ann Arbor invites you to join us for a special St. Patrick's Day storytime and craft. We'll be reading themed stories and ending with a shamrock craft. This event is geared toward pre-K to 1st grade, but siblings are welcome!
Westgate Branch of AADL, 2503 Jackson Ave. Free. [map]

 10 a.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Con Ja Nai XXV": U-M Animania.

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Yearly anime-a-thon, with Japanese animation old and new on several screens. Also, panel discussions, vendors, a raffle, and game shows, such as Anime Jeopardy and Name That Tune. Food available. Costumes encouraged. U-M campus admission policy: No one under 18 admitted without an adult.
MLB, 812 E. Washington at Thayer. Free. [map]

 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Healing Through Hands-On Science: Teddy Bear Clinic": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Mar. 16 & 17. Activities to teach how the body works and explore the science behind medical procedures. Also, a chance to meet operating room nurses from Mott Children's Hospital.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Mar. 16) & noon-4 p.m. (Mar. 17), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. All events free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [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. 

"Military Rifle Match": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to compete in a 45-round match in various positions using slow and rapid fire. Bring your own military-style rifle and ammunition.
10 a.m.-noon (registration begins at 9 a.m.), TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $15 (members, $10)., 883-1655. [map]

 10 a.m. 

"Waterloo G & G Gravel Road Race": Epic Races.

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100-km and 50-km "gritting and grinding" bike races and a 10-mile noncompetitive ride along a route that features pristine forests, rolling glacial terrain, and lakes. Fat bikes, single-speed bikes, and tandems welcome. Post-race snacks and a Short's Brewing Co. after-party for participants age 21 & up. Awards.
10 a.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.), 11500 Seymour Rd. (near Portage Lake in the Waterloo Recreation Area), Chelsea. $52-$100 (tentative) in advance at $11 recreation passport required for vehicle entry ($16 at the gate). 585-7101.

 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.
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. 

"Hora de Cuento": Nicola's Books.

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Bilingual storytime for preschoolers.
Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.

 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Purim Carnival and Shpiel": Temple Beth Emeth.

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TBE religious school students perform Finding Esther!, TBE's Finding Dory-inspired version of the Purim story. Followed at 11:15 a.m. by games, crafts, and activities. Costumes encouraged. Pizza available ($1 per slice). TBE also hosts a reading of the Megillah (Purim story) and Purim Singing on Mar. 20 (6 p.m.).
10:30 a.m., TBE, 2309 Packard. Free admission. [map]

 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Morning Physics": U-M Physics Department.

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Mar. 16, 23, & 30. Popular series of talks, aimed at general audiences by U-M scholars. Mar. 16: Physics professor Myron Campbell on "Rare Events in the Short Happy Lives of Muons and Kaons." Mar. 23: Physics grad students Lu Chen, Rory Fitzpatrick, and Noah Weaverdyck on "From Tiny to Huge and Something in Between: Exploring the Universe of Neutrinos, Magnets, and Galaxies." Mar. 30: Professor Thomas Schwarz on "Update on Physics from the Large Hadron Collider."
10:30 a.m., 170 & 182 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-4437. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

"BMR Kids Club- YDL Superior": Black Men Read.

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Join us on the third Saturday of each month at YDL Superior for storytelling and crafts!
Black Men Read is an homage to the history of storytelling among African people. All families are invited and encouraged to attend. Stories and activities will be geared for children K-5
Ypsilanti District Library- Superior Branch, 8795 Macarthur Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. [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. & 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Art Studio: Inuit Inspirations": UMMA.

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Families with kids age 6 & up invited to make art inspired by the current exhibit of Inuit art. Local artist Sophie Grillet is on hand to help.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 2-4 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free; preregistration required at 764-0395. [map]

 11:15 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Storytime at the Museum": UMMA.

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Reading of Nessa's Fish, Nancy Luenn's story about a young girl and the Arctic animals she encounters. Followed by a short craft activity. For ages 3-6 (with a parent). Siblings welcome.
UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 Noon-2 a.m. 

St. Patty's Pre Party!.

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Circ Saturday's takes a hiatus for an ALL DAY long Irish celebration...and we'll open again on St. Patty's day at 7am to do it all over again! An Irish buffet and Irish inspired drinks!
🍀Doors open at NOON!!!
🍀$5 cover all day long. 21+
🍀 DJ Stevie B
🍀 KJ Stephon (Karaoke)
🍀 Irish Dancers
Free Irish Buffet:
🍀 Shepards Pie
🍀 Corned Beef Hash
🍀 Cabbage Rolls
🍀 Apple Dump Cake
🍀 Green Beer $4
🍀 Jameson Shots $5
🍀 Irish Breakfast Shots $4
🍀 Guinness $5
🍀 Mimosa Pitchers $12
🍀 Bottle of Rosé Wine $20
🍀 Bottle of Champagne $20
The Circ Bar, 210 South First Street (2nd Floor). $5 cover all day. 734-277-3656. [map]

 12:55 p.m. 

"The Moses Controversy": Fathom Events.

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(Timothy Mahoney, 2019). Christian documentary seeking evidence that Moses wrote the first books of the Bible.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at and at the door. 973-8424. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

Collegiate Young Artist Competition: Society for Musical Arts.

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Competitive performances by U-M string students.
1 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

"After My Death": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies Korea NOW Film Series.

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Screening of Euiseok Kim's 2017 drama. Police investigate the apparent suicide of a high-performing high school girl. Korean, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Free. 764-1825. [map]

 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Calligraphy Class": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local calligraphy instructor Scott Wettlaufer shows all grade 6-adult beginning calligraphy techniques. Materials provided.
1-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood. 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]

 1 & 7:30 p.m. 

"Disaster!": Community High School Ensemble Theater.

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Mar. 14-17. Quinn Strassel directs Community High students in Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's 2016 musical spoof of 70s disaster films, loosely based on The Poseidon Adventure. The score features such 70s hits as "Torn Between Two Lovers," "Feelings," and "Hot Stuff."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 1 p.m. (Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Community High School Craft Theater, 401 N. Division. (Parking available in the lot behind the school, N. Fifth Ave. at Detroit St.) Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $9) in advance at and at the door. 994-2025. [map]

 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

"DIY Robot Voice Transformer": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to make a voice changer out of simple electronics while learning basic soldering, drilling, and cutting skills. Materials provided.
1-5 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

"The Power Family Program for Inuit Art: Tillirnanngittuq": UMMA.

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Activities to celebrate the opening of this exhibit, including guided tours (1 & 3 p.m., meet at the UMMA store), screening of the 1958 documentary The Living Stone (2 p.m., Auditorium), and "The Power of Inuit Art" (4 p.m., Auditorium), a panel discussion with collector Philip Power and Inuit art experts Marion Jackson and Patricia Feheley. Also, storytime and a family art workshop (see listing above).
1 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 1:30, 4, 6:05 & 9:15 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Women's March: Progressives at the University of Michigan.

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Rally and march in Ann Arbor to speak up for justice and to celebrate Women's History Month-and Ruth Bader Ginsberg's 86th Birthday! Tabling/music/sign making at 1:30pm. Rally at 2:00pm. March begins 2:45pm.
Speakers: Congresswoman Debbie Dingell; Spoken Word Poet & UM student Arwa Gayar; Progressives at the Univ. of Michigan President Michael Briggs; Community Organizer and Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice Co-Director Desirae Simmons; Community Advocate & Radio Host Michelle Elizabeth Brown; Community Diversity Activist and CEO of the Ann Arbor YMCA Toni Kayumi, MI Dem. Party Disability Caucus Chair Amy Benchich. More speakers tbd.
The Progressives at the University of Michigan and community partners Women's March Ann Arbor, and Women March On-Washtenaw, are all-volunteer, grassroots local groups unaffiliated with the national or statewide Women's March organizations. For more info:
the Diag, State St. and N. University. Free.

 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Music of Ireland": Dexter District Library.

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Local Celtic harper and singer Carol Kappus is joined by her musical friends in a program of Irish songs and stories on Celtic harp and other Irish instruments.
1:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]

 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Broadcast Bootcamp": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to learn some basics of radio reporting, including news & feature writing, interviewing skills, microphone technique, and audio production.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm. & Conference Room A, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. .

 2 & 7:30 p.m. 

"The Mystery of Edwin Drood": Greenhills School.

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Mar. 15 & 16. Emily Wilson-Tobin directs upper school students in Rupert Holmes' 1985 musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' unfinished last novel, a murder mystery that draws on a variety of familiar Dickensian themes. More lighthearted than the novel, the musical is staged in the style of Victorian music-hall entertainment, with a delightfully tuneful score and lots of audience participation. In fact, the audience gets to choose how the mystery is resolved--there are eight different possible endings.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat.), Greenhills, 840 Greenhills Dr. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $10). 769-4010. [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.

 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Jazz Trombone Symposium: U-M School of Music.

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This daylong series of master classes, clinics, and discussions (see for full schedule) concludes with performances by the U-M Jazz Trombone Quintet & U-M Jazz Trombone Ensemble (2:30 p.m.) and noted jazz trombonist and bandleader Wycliffe Gordon (4:15 p.m.). Gordon, who arranged and orchestrated the theme for NPR's All Things Considered, is joined by the Trombone Quintet and a U-M Jazz Faculty Trio.
2:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Life in Unusual Spaces": Saline District Library.

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U-M Museum of Natural History representatives lead hands-on activities exploring how animals adapt to cities and how humans adapt to conditions in space. For families with kids ages 6-11.
3-4 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [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]

 3:15 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]

 3:30 & 6:40 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 3:45 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.

 3:50, 6:15 & 9 p.m. 

"The Wedding Guest": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Winterbottom, 2019). Globetrotting hostage thriller.
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]

 4, 7 & 9:35 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)., 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]

 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

"How Home Happens": Ann Arbor Real Estate Associates.

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ANN ARBOR SENIOR CENTER, 1320 Baldwin Ann Arbor MI 48104. Free. 7343954990. [map]

 5 & 7 p.m. 

"69th Annual Bands in Review": Ann Arbor Public Schools.

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Mar. 16 & 19 (different programs). More than 800 public school students perform in these 3 lively concerts. Today: Part 1 (5 p.m.) includes performances by the Forsythe and Slauson middle school bands and the Skyline High School varsity, concert, and symphony bands. The Community High School Jazz Combo performs in the lobby between today's two shows. Part 2 (7 p.m.) includes performances by the Ann Arbor Open @ Mack and Tappan middle school bands, and the Pioneer High School varsity, concert, and symphony bands.
5 & 7 p.m. (Mar. 16) & 7 p.m. (Mar. 19), Pioneer High School Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium. Tickets $5 (family of 4, $10) in advance from band members & at the door. 996-3210. [map]

 5:30-10 p.m. 

"Parents Night Out: Eco Warriors": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Kids in grades K-6 invited to learn how to protect habitats from invasive species and defend wildlife from people, as well as make their own eco warrior costume. Also, a Panera PB&J or turkey sandwich and a late-night popcorn snack. Activities held outdoors as much as possible, so kids should come dressed for the weather.
5:30-10 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $30 (members, $25) per child. Registration required by noon on Mar. 13. 997-1553. [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 p.m. 

Doug Decker & Tony Fields: Lone Oak Vineyard Estate.

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Doug and Tony are favorites at Lone Oak and they bring down the house every time they play here. This will be a fantastic night of jazz, blues, Motown, funk, and some "old school" R & B. Battle Creek native Tony Fields possesses smooth, soulful vocals and a commanding physical presence that draws the audience to him. Combine this with Doug Decker's outstanding mastery of the keyboards, and great vocal skills as well...and you will soon see why they are an "audience favorite". When Doug & Tony are here, it's a party! We dare you to try and stay in your seat!
There are only 42 seats in this intimate venue, so reservations are a must. Call 517-522-8167 to reserve your seats.
Just $35 per person for dinner and show. Our fine, estate grown wines are available by the glass or bottle. Menu:TBA Both entrees served with salad and bread.
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd., Grass Lake. $35. 517-522-8167. [map]

 6:50 & 9:05 p.m. 

"Climax": State Theatre.

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(Gaspar Noé, 2019). An all-night party turns into a collective nightmare when drinks are spiked with LSD.
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.

 7:00 p.m. 

"A Super Campy Musical": The Thurston Players' 45th Annual Production.

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There's something sinister afoot at Camp Ker-Pow-Pow, the most popular summer camp destination for generations of superhero kids.
What happened to head counselor General Benevolent? Why is Captain Nefarious collecting all those strange blue rocks? Can a group of campers foil her plot with less-than-impressive superpowers? Is that mysterious talking mirror really here to help? And what is the deal with those strange-looking creatures who speak only in rhyme?
Find out at this year's Thurston Play: A Super Campy Musical-and don't forget the bug spray!
Clague Middle School Auditorium, 2616 Nixon Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Adults - $10, Students K-12 -$5. [map]

 7 p.m. 

Alicia Svigals: Temple Beth Emeth.

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This world-renowned klezmer composer-violinist, founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics, performs a program highlighted by Seduction in Eynaim, a cycle of song settings of contemporary and ancient texts about motherhood in Yiddish, Hebrew, and English. Dessert reception.
7 p.m., TBE, 2309 Packard. Tickets $20 in advance at and at the door. 665-4744. [map]

 7-10 p.m. 

Triple Bill at the Grotto: Blueshouse + Brain Plasticity Ukulele Collective.

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An evening of music featuring Blueshouse, a blues band, and The Brain Plasticity Ukulele Collective. The collective is comprised of about 20 members, including life long professional musicians to beginners, ranging in age from early 30s to early 80s. Instruments include ukuleles, guitar, flute, percussion, trumpet, accordion, bass and melodica.
Food and drink available for purchase. $10 cover charge.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W Stadium Blvd Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103. Donation. $10. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"A Super Campy Musical": Thurston Community Players.

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Mar. 14-16. Thurston Elementary School students, parents, and friends present the school's 45th annual original musical, this one set at Camp Ker-Pow-Pow, a summer camp for superhero kids.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.) & 7 p.m. (Sat.), Clague Middle School auditorium, 2616 Nixon. Tickets $10 (students, $5) in advance at & at the door. [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 and at the door. 268-6200. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"Madagascar Jr.": Chelsea Area Players Youth Theatre.

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Mar. 15-17. Young local actors perform Kevin Del Aguila, George Noriega, and Joel Someillan's musical based on the popular animated comedy about Central Park Zoo animals who escape to explore the world.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sun.), Washington Street Education Center, 500 Washington, Chelsea. Tickets $10 in advance at Chelsea Pharmacy & at the door. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"She Kills Monsters": U-M Basement Arts.

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Mar. 15 & 16. David Forsee directs U-M students in Qui Nguyen's 2011 comedy about a still grieving high school teacher who, after finding her dead sister's Dungeons and Dragons playbook years after her death, belatedly enters her sister's fantasy world filled with 90s pop culture. "The whole enterprise is kind of dopey and kind of invigorating and kind of remarkable," says a New York Times review. "It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart."
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 11 p.m. (Fri.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Newman Studio, 1226 Murfin. Free. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"Songs Unsung: A Musical Revue": EMU Theatre Department.

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Mar. 15-17.Phil Simmons directs EMU drama students in a cabaret-style revue of showtunes from Into the Woods, Assassins, Myths & Legends,and Infinite Joy.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Sponberg Theatre, Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti. Tickets $10 in advance at, by phone (487-2282), and at the door. 487-1221.

 7 p.m. 

"When I Grow Up": Saline Community Education Junior Theater.

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Mar. 15-17. Rebecca Groeb directs Saline students in her and Brian Cox's musical about the transition from elementary to middle school. Based on surveys filled out by middle school students, the show includes songs from Matilda, 13, and Wicked.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Liberty School Auditorium, 7265 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Tickets $5. 401-4214. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

3rd Saturday Contra Dance: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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With live music. No partner needed; beginners welcome. Bring clean, smooth-soled shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (Grange members, $7; students with ID, $5). 476-4650. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

H.M.S. Pinafore at The Village Theatre in Canton: Main Street Opera Theatre.

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Sail away with the gallant crew of the H.M.S. Pinafore! Main Street Opera Theatre proudly presents Gilbert & Sullivan's comic masterpiece, H.M.S. Pinafore for only two performances on March 15th & 16th at The Village Theatre at Cherry Hill in Canton.
H.M.S. Pinafore - or the Lass That Loved a Sailor was Gilbert and Sullivan's fourth collaboration and their first blockbuster hit. The comic operetta opened in London in 1898 and ran for 571 performances. When it premiered in Boston the following year, one critic wrote, "Going to Pinafore has become a mania." The plot revolves around thwarted love between members of different social classes, namely the daughter of the gentlemanly Captain of the Pinafore who has fallen in love with a common sailor but is betrothed to the First Lord of the Admiralty. In true Gilbert and Sullivan fashion, true love reigns. The show includes such familiar songs as "I'm Called Little Buttercup," "When I Was a Lad," and "I am the Captain of the Pinafore."R
The Village Theatre at Cherry Hill, 50400 Cherry Hill Road Canton, MI 48187, Canton. $15-$25. 734 394-5300. [map]

 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Jeff Shaw: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Mar. 14-16. This stand-up comic from Cleveland, a former greeting card writer, is known for his biting, refreshingly bright observational humor and his flair for verbal gymnastics. 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. 

"Noises Off": Skyline High School.

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Mar. 15-17. Anne-Marie Roberts directs Skyline students in Michael Frayn's popular farce about the hilarious misadventures of an acting troupe on tour with an awful British sex farce called Nothing On. The action is a backstage view of rehearsals and performances sabotaged by bloated egos, petty jealousies, furtive romances, and other distractions.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2:30 p.m. (Sun.), Skyline High School auditorium, 2552 N. Maple. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $10) in advance at & at the door. 994-6515. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

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

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Age 18 & older invited to play trivia and cuddle with adoptable cats. Drinks & popcorn. Admission includes 2 beer and wine tickets (age 21 & over only). Bring your own nonalcoholic beverages, if you wish.
7:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $15. Preregistration available at 661-3575. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Donald Sinta Quartet: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This saxophone quartet, named for U-M sax professor Sinta, was the 1st-place winner in the winds division of the 2017 M-Prize U-M chamber music competition. The eclectic program includes adaptations of Schubert, Beethoven, and Samuel Barber string quartets, along with Marc Mellits's Ex Machina and 2 commissioned pieces: Christopher Evan Hass's Volcanic Ash and Roger Zare's Z4430. Members: Dan Graser, Zach Stern, Joe Girard, and Danny Hawthorne-Foss.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20 in advance at Reservations recommended., 769-2999. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Eric Owens and Lawrence Brownlee: University Musical Society.

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These leading male opera singers perform a spirited recital of arias, pop tunes, and gospel music. A Chicago Tribune review says the show "had the assembled opera aficionados and newbies all but dancing in the aisles." Bass-baritone Owens is acclaimed by the New York Times for his "magnificent, powerful, unbearably moving" performances. Brownlee, who was the International Opera Awards 2017 Male Singer of the Year, is a renowned bel canto tenor. With pianist Myra Huang.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $14-$56 in advance at, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]

 8 p.m. (sold out) 

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives: The Ark.

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

 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Spiritual Cinema": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Screening of a feature film or several shorts with spiritual themes. Followed by discussion.
8 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $5 suggested donation. 327-0270. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"The Music of Harry Potter": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Mar. 16 & 17. Arie Lipsky conducts the orchestra in music from Harry Potter films, including favorite themes by John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper, and Alexandre Desplat. Also, works from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Costumes encouraged. Note: Tonight's show is geared toward adults, with beer & wine (6-7:30 p.m. in the lobby), a photo scavenger hunt, and a live owl. The Sunday show is for families.
8 p.m. (Sat.) & 4 p.m. (Sun.), Michigan Theater. Tickets $30 & $35 (Sat.) & $20 & $25 (Sun.; kids, $10) in advance at & the AASO Office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100), and (if available) at the door. 994-4801. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Mar. 14-17. Cassie Mann directs local actors in Christopher Durang's 2012 Tony Award-winning farce about 2 middle-aged siblings whose peaceful rural life is interrupted when their actress sister comes home with a boytoy and a desire to sell the family home. The New York Times calls it a "sunny play about gloomy people" and "a loving rejection of pretty much everything Chekhov stands for." Cast: Thom Johnson, Ellen Finch, Denyse Clayton, John Harrison, Aliahna Porter, and Ann Stoner.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $25 (seniors age 60 & over, $22; students, $12; Thurs. at the box office only, pay what you can) in advance at, by phone, & at the door. 971-2228. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Behind the Times

Detroit-area acoustic bluegrass-inflected country trio. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Electric Six

Energetic, irreverent guitar-based rock by this widely acclaimed Detroit quintet whose music has been described as a "bizarre genetic splicing of punk, new wave, disco, and arena rock." Opener: DaveTV. $15. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. [venue info]

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

This daylong celebration features Irish ceili dancers, bagpipers and a traditional Irish music ensemble. Live music by Shaun Garth Walker, a local singer-guitarist with an eclectic, wide-ranging repertoire, and The Diggers. a Detroit band that plays traditional Irish ballads and drinking songs, along with Rootstand, a local band whose music blends bluegrass, blues, reggae, and Celtic folk idioms and instrumentation. 7:30 a.m.-2 a.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]

Mash: Adam Labeaux

An eclectic mix of jazz, folk, soul, funk, and rock originals by this local singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Mash: Detroit's Own Soul Purpose Detroit’s Own Soul Purpose

An eclectic mix of genres from funk and blues-rock to hard country by this Westland quintet fronted by vocalist Carol Holmes. [venue info]

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea: Brandon McDole

Solo rock 'n' roll by this local singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Rockabella

Acoustic rock band. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Blueshouse and Brain Plasticity Ukulele Collective

Blueshouse is a local blues band led by veteran English singer- guitarist Mike Brooks, and The Brain Plasticity is collective is comprised of some 20 musicians of various ages and levels of expertise. Instruments include ukuleles, guitar, flute, percussion, trumpet, accordion, bass and melodica. 7-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Evrydy Ppl 149

Detroit R&B trio. [venue info]


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