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Calendar of Events

Sunday, March 17, 2019






 
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 7 a.m.-10 p.m. 

St. Patrick's Day Party: The Circ.

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Live music by the the local Irish band the Y-Town Hoolies (8-10 a.m.) and the local rock quartet The Kelseys (10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.). Followed 2-6 p.m. by music spun by DJs. Free buffet with shepherd's pie, corned beef hash, cabbage rolls, and apple dump cake. Also, Irish dancers.
7 a.m.-10 p.m., The Circ, 210 S. First St. $5 cover. 277-3656. [map]


 8 a.m. 

"Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Journey": Verapose Yoga & Meditation House.

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As we greet the sunrise together, with still minds and open hearts, our awareness of nature and subtle energies is heightened. It's the perfect time to experience the divine sounds of these beautiful crystal instruments. The tones from these sacred crystal singing bowls can lead one into a state of total relaxation in which healing and connection to a higher consciousness can take place.

The sound journey, sound meditation or sound bath begins with each person lying down or seated in a comfortable position, often with a blanket and an eye mask. After a few minutes of guided focus on the breath, the remainder of the experience is filled with different sounds, tones, and frequencies being introduced in succession.

Victoria Schon, our facilitator, offers a unique inner journey guided by a variety of sounds, all with assorted frequencies and vibrations. In addition to the graceful and celestial sounds of crystal singing bowls, she incorporates Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, gongs
Verapose Yoga & Meditation House, 3173 Baker Rd, Dexter. $25. 7347260086. courtney@veraposeyoga.com veraposeyoga.com [map]



 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Reiki Level 1 Training: Verapose Yoga & Meditation House.

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Reiki is spiritual energy (Ki, Qi, or Chi) that exists throughout the universe.

The system of Reiki offers students the opportunity to take charge of their own healing and personal development.

Practicing Reiki helps to restore a sense of balance, relaxation, healing, and well-being - on all levels of a person.

Reiki treatments are recognized by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine as a complementary health approach.

In this Level I training, we will learn to practice Reiki on ourselves and on others. You will then be invited to our Reiki shares at the studio, which will begin soon.

Training Dates: 3/10 & 3/17

Sunday, 3/10, 9am - 6pm
Sunday, 3/17, 9am - 6pm
* lunchtime and breaks included in this time frame
$195 tuition
$185 tuition for Unlimited Yogis (email us for discount!)
Verapose Yoga & Meditation House, 3173 Baker Rd, Dexter. $195. 7347260086. courtney@veraposeyoga.com veraposeyoga.com [map]



 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

"Yerba Mate Tea & Talk": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Staffers demonstrate how to make this South American tea using a traditional gourd and bombilla (metal straw), which participants then take home.
9:30-11:30 a.m., Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $55. Reservations required. 929-6060. [map]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Drop-in Luminary Workshops: WonderFool Productions.

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Every Sun. Local artists show how to make a lantern to carry in the FoolMoon processionals on Apr. 5. Materials provided. Refreshments.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Workantile, 118 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted ($10 suggested). wonderfoolproductions@gmail.com, 763-7550. [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 a.m. & 1 p.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.-5 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]


 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.  Free! 

"Yoga Sundays": Fjallraven.

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Every Sun. All invited to do gentle flow yoga with a certified instructor. Bring a mat.
10-11 a.m., Fjallraven, 213 S. Main. Free. 585-5628. [map]


 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Michigan Gem and Mineral Society Annual Show: Michigan Gem and Mineral Society.

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The Michigan Gem and Mineral Society Annual Show presents, "Igneous is Bliss"
at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, 200 W. Ganson St., Jackson, MI, 49202
March 15th, 16th, & 17th 2019
Fri 10am-7pm,
Sat 10am-6pm,
Sun 11am-5pm
Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, 5 & Under free.
Activities for kids, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, demonstrators, raffle, exhibits, displays, lapidary supplies, door prize drawings, and 3 days of silent auctions.
http://www.mgmsrockclub.com
For Information & Questions
Contact Sally Hoskin at: (517) 522-3396
info@mgmsrockclub.com
Jackson County Fairgrounds, 200 W. Ganson St, Jackson. Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $1, 5 & Under free. info@mgmsrockclub.com. info@mgmsrockclub.com http://www.mgmsrockclub.com [map]



 Noon-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]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Chesstastic!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids and adults invited to play chess. Sets provided.
1-4 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Scientist Spotlight at Young Scientists Expo": U-M Literature, Science, and the Arts.

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Several U-M research scientists in a range of fields from anthropology and psychology to chemistry, natural resources, and the environment are stationed throughout the room with interactive activities focusing on their own current work. For example, visitors might look at miniature versions of an archaeological site to draw conclusions about the people who lived there. For grade 2-adult.
1-4 p.m., Forsythe Middle School Auditorium, 1655 Newport Rd. Free. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Pet Loss Support Group: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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It's never easy to lose a pet, and when you consider them, as we do, a member of the family, the loss can be difficult and extremely sad.
HSHV and Blue Dog Counseling have partnered to provide a support group on preparing for and dealing with the loss of a pet.
Colleen O'Brien, founder of Blue Dog Counseling, is an expert at developing creative therapeutic interventions to support individuals, couples, families, and other groups. Her personal commitment to animal welfare, her own experience as a devoted pet owner, and a passion for supporting people led her to create Blue Dog Counseling. Côlleen is dedicated to providing a safe, open, and creative space for discussion. A place where you can take time for yourself.
$10 donation is suggested.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Free. Donations accepted. colleen@bluedogcounseling.com www.hshv.org/events [map]



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Shape Note Singing: Ann Arbor Sacred Harp.

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All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Songbooks available, but singers encouraged to bring their own.

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1-4 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. cawolfe@umich.edu. 678-7549, 663-0262. [map]


 1 p.m. 

U-M Baseball.

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Mar. 15-17: Manhattan College. Home-opening 4-game series. 4 p.m. (Mar. 15), 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. (Mar. 16), & 1 p.m. (Mar. 17).

Mar. 19: WMU. 4 p.m.

Mar. 26 & 27: San Jose State. 4 p.m. (Mar. 26 & 27).

Mar. 30: MSU. 4 p.m.

Apr. 3: Toledo. 4 p.m.

Apr. 5-7: Minnesota. 3-game series (Apr. 5, 4 p.m.; Apr. 6, 2 p.m.; Apr. 7, 1 p.m.).

Apr. 9 & 10: Indiana State. Apr. 9 & 10, 4 p.m.

Apr. 17: Bowling Green. 4 p.m.

Apr. 19-21: Northwestern. 3-game series (Apr. 19, 3:30 p.m.; Apr. 20, 2 p.m.; Apr. 21, 1 p.m.).

Apr. 26-28: Rutgers. 3-game series (Apr. 26, 6 p.m.; Apr. 27, 2 p.m.; Apr. 28, 1 p.m.).

May 7: MSU. 6 p.m.

May 8: EMU. 6 p.m.

May 10-12: Indiana. 3-game series (May 10, 8 p.m., and May 11 & 12, 2 p.m.).
Various times (see listing), Ray Fisher Stadium. Tickets $6 & $8. 764-0247.


 1 p.m. 

U-M Softball.

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Mar. 16 & 17: Kent State. 2 & 4 p.m. (Mar. 16) & 1 p.m. (Mar. 17).

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Mar. 19: WMU. 4 p.m.

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Mar. 22, 23, & 24: Nebraska. 4 p.m. (Mar. 22), 2 p.m. (Mar. 23), & 1 p.m. (Mar. 24).

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Apr. 3: Toledo. 4 p.m.

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Apr. 5-7: Indiana. Apr. 5, 5 p.m.; Apr. 6, 2 p.m.; Apr. 7, 1 p.m.

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Apr. 23: MSU.

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Apr. 26-28: Penn State. Apr. 26, 6 p.m.; Apr. 27, 2 p.m.; Apr. 28, 1 p.m.

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Various times, see listing. Alumni Field, S. State at Hoover. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each; U-M students, faculty, & staff, free). 764-0247.


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Youth Oratorical Contest: Ann Arbor Breakfast Optimist Club.

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Eligibility: Washtenaw County students under the age of 19 by October 1, 2018 who have not won another Optimist Club District Contest and who are not related to judges of the contest
Speech Requirements:
• Written and delivered by the student a 4-5 minutes in length addressing topic question,
"Is There a Fine Line Between Optimisim and Reality?"
• A printed copy of the speech must be submitted with the student's application and a copy of the student's birth certificate or passport
Contest Criterion:
A panel of 3 judges will determine 3 winners based on: poise, content of speech, delivery and presentation and overall effectiveness.
Awards:
Each student will receive a certificate for participating.
1st place winner will receive $500 and the opportunity to compete at the district level and possibly beyond!
2nd place Winner will receive $300
3rd place Winner will receive $100
Application Process:
• Contact Susan at baskett1@hotmail.com or 734.474.8221 to receiv
Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 734.474.8221. [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]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Festifools Workshops": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 17, 24, & 31. All ages invited to help the AADL prepare for the annual FestiFools parade on April 7. Materials provided. Mar. 17 & 24: "Community Bird Building." Help make a giant flock-of-birds puppet for the parade. Mar. 31: Bird-themed "Costume Making."
1-3 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab (Mar. 17) & multipurpose rm. (Mar. 24 & 31), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Gone with the Wind": Fathom Events.

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(Victor Fleming, 1939). 80th anniversary screening. Intermission. Note: The Mar. 17 show is at Emagine only.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 1:30 p.m. 

"Jesuit Pear Grafting and Tasting": Slow Food Huron Valley.

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Brines Farm owner Shannon Brines leads a hands-on demo of grafting Jesuit pear scions onto rootstock. Grafts to take home for planting. Followed by tastings of Jesuit Pear dishes made by Detroit-area chefs.
1:30-4:30 p.m., Blom Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20 each for grafting demo & tasting; $35 for both (discounts for Slow Food members) in advance at. 548-9729. [map]
 


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Bill McNitt: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This retired U-M Ford Presidential Library archivist discusses President Ford's legacy.
2-4 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-4 p.m. 

Family Dance: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Callers lead contras and square dances to live music. For kids accompanied by an adult.
Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $12 per family (members, free). 769-1052, 274-0773. [map]


 2 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 showtix4u.com and at the door. 994-2025. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Knobs and Kettles: Glacial Origins and Today's Habitats": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Hike led by naturalists Faye Stoner and Ron Gamble. Wear sturdy shoes or boots.
2-4 p.m., Park Lyndon South, North Territorial 15 miles west of US-23. Free. 971-6337.


 2 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]


 2 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 showtix4u.com & at the door. 994-6515. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Read-Along Dog": Saline District Library.

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Kids in grades 1-4 invited to read to Vedder and Summer, registered Therapaws reading dogs.
6:30-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 2-3 p.m. (Sun.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 2 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 emutix.com, by phone (487-2282), and at the door. 487-1221.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Docent-led tour of this exhibit of Inuit art from the 1950s to the present.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 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 a2ct.org/tickets, by phone, & at the door. 971-2228. [map]


 2 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]


 2:10, 5 & 8 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.


 2:15, 4:45 & 7:15 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 2:20, 5:20 & 7:45 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]


 2:25, 4:35 & 7:30 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]


 2:30 p.m. 

"Green Book": State Theatre.

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


 3-5 p.m. 

Kids Care Fair: Jewish Family Services.

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Kids in grades preK-8 and their families invited for storytelling, cooking demos (with snacks), writing letters to welcome refugees, a petting zoo, and activities focusing on cultural sensitivity, disability awareness, kindness to older adults, hunger prevention, and more. Also, live science demos. Snacks.
3-5 p.m.,WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $5-$50 ($25 requested) per family sliding scale based on ability to pay. 769-0209. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Seraph Brass: Chelsea First United Methodist Church Community Concert Series.

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This all-female NYC-based brass quintet performs originals, newly-commissioned works, and popular classical pieces.
3 p.m., Chelsea First United Methodist Church, 128 Park St., Chelsea. Free. 475-8119. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Ireland Tour Bon Voyage Concert": Huron High School Choirs.

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The Huron Bel Canto Choir and A Cappella Choir perform songs they've prepared for their upcoming tour of Ireland.
3 p.m., First Baptist Church, 517 E. Washington. Free. 994-2040. [map]


 3 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. Chelseaareaplayers.org. [map]


 3-5 p.m. 

"Plowed Under: Food Policy Protests and Performances in New Deal America": Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

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MSU theater professor Ann Folino White discusses her 2014 book, which examines theatrical aspects of Depression-era protests against government crop-destruction programs.
3-5 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"The Three Billy Goats Gruff": Chelsea Chamber Players.

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This local ensemble performs James Scott Balentine's 2003 adaptation of the classic fairy tale, in which the troll (bassist Jed Fritzemeier) engages in musical dialogue with the clever goats (played by a string quartet). Narrated by violinist Ian Cumming. With violinist Graham Emberton, violist Nathan Peters, and cellist Sara Cumming.
3 p.m., Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson, Chelsea. Free. 433-1622. [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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Andrzej Szadejko: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by this Music Academy (Gdasnk, Poland) organ professor, an expert in Polish Baroque music.
4 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or you can bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Celebrate Music at Zion": Zion Lutheran Church Concert Series.

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Church choirs and bands perform a program of sacred and secular music.
4 p.m., Zion, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 994-4455. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Stravinsky by the Numbers": Michigan Chamber Players.

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This ad hoc ensemble of U-M professors performs short Stravinsky works, from his early Three Pieces for Clarinet and Three Pieces for String Quartet to his last composition, The Owl & the Pussycat. With violinists Danielle Belen and Matt Albert, violist Joachim Angster, cellist Leo Singer, flutist Amy Porter, bassoonists Jeffrey Lyman and Matthew Wildman, trombonists David Jackson and Christopher Harnacki, sopranos Carmen Pelton and Elise Eden, contralto Freda Herseth, baritone Stephen West, clarinetists William King, Garret Jones, and Elisha Willinger, and pianists Amy I-Lin Cheng, Christian Matijas-Mecca, and Kathryn Goodson.
4 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 4 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. Today's show is preceded 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the lobby by kids activities and an instrument petting zoo.
4 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $20 & $25 (kids, $10) in advance at a2so.com & the AASO Office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100), and (if available) at the door. 994-4801. [map]


 4:15 p.m. 

Andrew Anderson.

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An accomplished accompanist, chamber musician, and soloist, this veteran local pianist performs Busoni's arrangement of the beloved Chaconne from Bach's 2nd partita and Prokofiev's Piano Sonata no. 6, a work with "humor, sarcasm, heart-turning melodies, motoric rhythms, and sometimes wrenching dissonances," notes Anderson. Also, 20th-century American composer Louise Talma's joyous Alleluia and Percy Grainger's arrangements of Tune from County Derry and Molly on the Shore.
4:15 p.m., Faber Piano Institute, 3042 Creek Dr. Donation. 665-7346. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Kids": Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Game materials provided.
5 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 5:10 & 8:20 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Sun. All invited to play card and board games. Also, a Dungeon Master on hand to lead a game of Dungeons and Dragons. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
5:30-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., sidewalk between North Quad & Rackham. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569.


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fireside Fun": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All invited to sit around an indoor campfire, sip hot drinks, and swap stories. If you like, bring blankets, board games, and reusable mugs. Hot cocoa and tea provided.
6:30-8 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Meditation for Beginners": Isha Foundation.

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A certified Isha Kriya meditation instructor discusses and leads a simple guided meditation of 12-18 minutes.
6:30-7:30 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch. Free. (313) 451-4742.


 7 p.m. 

Eric Sirota: Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Reading by this 2-time Chicago Grand Slam champion who recently relocated to Ann Arbor. His 2017 chapbook, Holy Days, is a collection of ironic and loopy persona poems from the vantage point of different holidays. Preceded by a poetry open mike.
7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Trombone Ensemble: U-M School of Music.

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David Gier conducts this music student ensemble in works by Crespo, Gonzalez, Hassler, Reichenbach, and Zirk.
7 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Beware the Ives of March": U-M Residential College.

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RC drama instructors Martin Walsh and Kate Mendeloff's students direct and perform present several short farces by contemporary playwright David Ives.
7-9 p.m., Keene Theatre, East Quad, 701 East University. Free. 647-4354. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

John Craigie: The Ark.

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This Portland-based singer-songwriter, hailed as a modern-day troubadour, has garnered comparisons to John Prine for his music and the late stand-up comic Mitch Hedberg for his humor and wit. His new album,
7:30 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $15 (Ark members at Solo level & above, free). 761-1451. [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Saxophone Ensemble: U-M School of Music.

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Students of Timothy McAllister perform works celebrating St. Patrick's Day and more.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Mar. 3, 17, & 31. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun., except Sept. 1. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
8-10 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. Also, different guest musicians each week. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Club Above: "St. Patrick's Day Rave."

With bass & electronic dance music DJs TBA. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio

Jazz originals and standards by this local ensemble led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Old Town: The Sidemen

Versatile local all-star quartet of bassist John Sperendi, guitarists Dave Keeney and Jim Latini, and dobro player Tony Pace. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Sol Jazz Sundays."

A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by a different guest each week. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Deadicated

Detroit psychedelic jam band that specializes in the music of the Grateful Dead and its circle. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Ctabz

Note: Moved from Mar. 1. Jazz ensemble led by PKO saxophonist and woodwwinds player Christopher Tabaczynski. 5-8 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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