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Calendar of Events

Monday, March 25, 2019






 
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 9 a.m. 

"SCRAP Box Spring Camp": SCRAP Box Ann Arbor.

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Camp SCRAP is an art camp centered on themes of creative reuse. This camp is for children who LOVE inventing, making, and bringing their creative ideas to life! Each day there will be a fun mix of staff-led projects and time for free building. During free building, campers will have access to the wide variety of materials in the SCRAP store to create a project of their choice.
Spring Camp runs March 25th - 28th 9am - 3:30pm. Camp SCRAP is for kids entering 1st - 6th grade.
To register visit www.scrapbox.org.
For scholarship information email kamron@scrapbox.org.
A limited number of spots are available. Sign up today to ensure your seat!
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. 7349940012. claire@scrapbox.org scrapbox.org [map]



 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.  Free! 

24th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners: U-M Prison Creative Arts Project.

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The exhibition highlights the work of 574 artists from 26 correctional facilities in Michigan. It features 670 paintings, sculptures and three-dimensional works, and a diversity of both artists and artistic choices. Artists range in age from 18 to 80, men and women from across the state with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. There is a broad array of subject matter, including landscapes, portraits, prison scenes, and political statements. Of the 2,215 works submitted, 670 were selected for the exhibit. Bring your smartphone and headphones to enjoy a 35 minute self-guided audio tour of the exhibit.
Presented with support from U-M Residential College, U-M School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, U-M Stamps School of Art and Design, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
Duderstadt Center Gallery, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 73464766771. www.prisonarts.org [map]



 10 a.m.  Free! 

Art Exhibition: Householdments, John DeHoog: U-M Residential College.

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DeHoog's exhibit demonstrates his pleasure at working between the disciplines of sculpture and furniture and is influenced by makers from the around the world from Aleutian Island kayak makers to Japanese temple builders. Householdments challenges assumptions about stability, composition, and appropriateness while treating each object like a compositional puzzle to be solved. Most of the work is constructed in wood available from our local region thanks to the variety available but also due to the artist's sensitivity to the costs of transport and tropical deforestation.
Residential College Art Gallery, 701 East University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/61098-15033968.html [map]



 10-11:30 a.m. 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 14-Apr. 22. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. Its spring concert is Apr. 26.
10-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com; 665-9271. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Winter Democratic Rides: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun.-Fri. The assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
10 a.m. (Sun.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), meet at the Barton Nature Trail parking lot (Mon.-Fri.), 1010 W. Huron River Dr. and Wheeler Park (Sun.), N. Fourth Ave. at Depot. Free. 649-9762 (Mon.-Fri.), 996-9122 (10 a.m. Sun.), & 347-1259 (1 p.m. Sun.). [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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


 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., except Mar. 5. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. except Mar. 6. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Ahoy Matey! Pirate Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Pirate-themed story and craft project for kids in grades preK-3.
11 a.m.-noon, AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 12:30-4 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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


 1:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: Jewish Community Center Music with Friends.

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MSU harp professor Chen-Yu Huang is joined by WSU viola professor John Madison and AASO principal flutist Alaina Bercilla in performances of Germaine Tailleferre's Sonata for Harp, 20th-century pedal harpist Pearl Chertok's Around the Clock Suite, Czech composer Bedrich Smetana's symphonic poem Vlatava (The Moldau), and Debussy's Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp. Preceded at 1 p.m. by dessert and socializing.
1:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $10 in advance at a2so.org and at the door. 971-0990. [map]
 


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Pom-pom Party": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 3-adult invited to make pom-poms and use them to craft pets, eyeballs, hearts, and more.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3:40, 6:45 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Birds of Passage (Pajaros de Verano)": State Theatre.

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(Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra, 2019). Multigenerational thriller focusing on the effects of the Colombian drug trade from the point of view of an indigenous family.
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.


 3:50 p.m. 

"Everybody Knows": Michigan Theater.

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


 4, 6:30 & 9:40 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Judicial Abolitionism in Nineteenth-Century Spanish America": U-M Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

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Lecture by UC-Irvine history professor Alex Borucki.
4 p.m., 1014 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. Free. 763-0553. [map]


 4:15, 6:45 & 9:05 p.m. 

"Gloria Bell": Michigan Theater.

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(Sebastián Lelio, 2019). Shot-for-shot remake of Lelio's 2013 film about a middle-aged divorcee who balances family life with nightclub outings. Julianne Moore, John Turturro.
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]


 4:30, 7 & 9:15 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]


 4:30, 7, 9:20 & 9:50 p.m. 

"Us": State Theatre.

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(Jordan Peele, 2019). Horror film about a family terrorized by doppelgängers.
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.


 4:45, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Apollo 11": Michigan Theater.

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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]


 5 p.m. 

U-M Women's Lacrosse.

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Feb. 15: CMU. 3 p.m.

Feb. 17: Dartmouth. Noon.

Mar. 3: Cincinnati. 1 p.m.

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

Mar. 10: Towson. 1 p.m.

Mar. 16: Penn State. Noon.

Mar. 25: Niagara. 5 p.m.

Mar. 30: Johns Hopkins. Noon.

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


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Citizen: An American Lyric": The Neutral Zone Book Club.

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Every Mon.-Wed. All teens invited to discuss Claudia Rankine's celebrated 2014 book, a genre-bending blend of poetry and criticism exploring racism in American life. In conjunction with the "NEA Big Read" (see Mar. 7 listing).
5-6:30 p.m., Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington. Free. 214-9995. [map]


 6-7:15 p.m. 

"Intro to Aerial Arts": A2 Aviary.

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If you are new to the aerial arts, this is the class for you!
Take your first flight on the aerial fabrics, static trapeze, and lyra, all in this 75 minute class for absolute beginners! Each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary. It is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body!
This intro level class will repeat the same curriculum each week, focusing on basic skill on all apparatus, including ascent/descent, mount/dismount, foot locks, coming to seated and standing on the bar, and hollow body position. It should be repeated until your instructor clears you for beginning level classes.
Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Beyond the Boom Gate: Orana Arts in Australian Prisons": U-M Prison Creative Arts Project.

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Panel discussion on the innovative education and arts programs at Macquarie Correctional Centre (Wellington, Australia).
6 p.m., U-M Duderstadt Center Gallery, 2281 Bonisteel. Free. 647-6771. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Regional Food of Korea: The Land of Rice"

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With our second dinner in our new series, we travel to southwestern Korea, Jeolla Province. Famously known for its rich cuisine and fierce spirit for popular uprising, we will explore the history of this region and its cuisine, delve into its reputation for democratic struggles, and recount anecdotes and stereotypes of its gangsters.
This 5 course dinner will also feature the most famous regional bibimbob: Jeonju bibimbob. It is one of the most celebrated because it uses an abundance of ingredients. It has a number of luxurious ingredients like beef tartare, egg yolk, pine nuts, and much more. Because the region has a variety of environments like the rice paddy plains, mountains and seaside, it's a wonderful representation of what people consider Korean. Food from this region has strong flavors with a wonderful balance of sweet, spicy, and salty.
Check out the full menu now!
Miss Kim, 415 N. Fifth Ave. $68. 734-275-0099. zcob.me/mkim-regions [map]



 6:30-8 p.m. 

Audacious Hula Hoop Dance & Fitness: A2 Aviary.

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Get Audacious! Hula Hoop Dance is a unique art form that takes a simple plastic circle and transforms it into a powerful dance tool. Whether you are a seasoned hoop dancer or new to hooping, this class will teach you how to connect dynamic movements into a beautiful flow. You'll explore on and off the body techniques and get a killer, low impact, full body workout.Hoops are provided and also available for purchase.
PREREQ: Suitable for all levels, even beginners! Intermediate and advanced students can enjoy a super charged hoop dance experience and learn to expand skills to the next level.
Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
The Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $30 single class, $100 for all four classes. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Knits & Crochets.

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All invited for informal socializing and to share tips while working on their projects.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL McKune Room (if available), 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. To confirm location, contact Mary Budzinski at marybudz@me.com or 846-3826. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m., 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.), and The Session Room, 3685 Jackson (Thurs.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 548-6299 (Wed.), 929-9022 (Thurs.). [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Washtenaw Climate Reality": Mary Garton.

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Our mission is to support action to combat the climate crisis so we can make the transition to a clean energy economy and protect the welfare of the planet and its citizens. Members can network with other climate activists, recruit additional volunteers, take local action, and become a force for climate solutions in their community. The Climate Reality Project and this local group will offer resources, materials, and training to help you become a better advocate and climate educator.
meetings are held the last Monday of each month
Ann Arbor District Libary, Downtown, 3rd floor meeting space,, 343 S 5th Avenue. Free. garton@comcast.net. garton@comcast.net [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Folk Song Sing-Along.

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All invited to join a family-oriented recreational sing-along of folk songs. Bring your guitars, ukuleles, and other instruments if you'd like to jam along as well. Lyrics and chords are projected on a screen for singers and strummers. Led by Lori Fithian and Jean Chorazyczewski.
7 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 426-7818. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each week begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Mar. 4: "Allergic to Food." Mar. 11: "How the Next Generation Will Change the World." Mar. 18: "Angels: Are They Reaching Out to You?" Mar. 25: "Family Do-Over: Is It Ever Too Late?"
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"America's Classiest Cars": Saline District Library.

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Presentation by automotive history writer Russell Doré.
7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Exploring the Mind: Enhancing Well-Being in School-Aged Children": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by U-M psychiatry professor Sandra Graham-Bermann.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Grief 101": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Arbor Hospice representatives offer advice for coping with the loss of a loved one.
7 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free; registration requested. 794-5177. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Rosie's Mom and Other Stories of the Michigan WWI Home Front": Chelsea District Library.

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Michigan WWI Centennial Commission chairman Dennis Skupinski tells stories of the Michigan women who built WWI planes and engines.
7-8:30 p.m., CDL McKune Rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration requested. 475-8732. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Sapiens": Literati Bookstore Eco Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by local poet Alison Swan, of Yuval Noah Harari's brief history of humankind.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History": Dexter District Library.

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Local historian Susan Nenadic discusses little-known 19th-century women reformers, professionals, and adventurers.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Who Holds the Power? Policing in Ann Arbor": Ann Arbor District Library/The Michigan Daily.

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Panel discussion with local experts TBA about the role of police in the city and on the U-M campus.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Russian Five": Michigan Theater.

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(Joshua Riehl, 2018). Dcoumentary about the Russians who played for the Detroit Red Wings in the late 80s and into the 90s.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 274-0773. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Jascha Nemtsov: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by this Siberian-born, Berlin-based pianist and musicologist, a specialist in post-19th century Russian and Jewish music. Nemtsov also gives a free talk at the U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies on "Influence of Biblical Cantillations on Art Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries" (Mar. 26, 4 p.m., 202 S. Thayer).
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Briton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Skerryvore: The Ark.

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This Scottish Celtic pop-rock band formed as a quartet on the Scottish Isle of Tiree in 2005. Since then they've grown to an octet, released several albums, and won some prestigious awards. They blend their traditional roots with influences from country to Cajun.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $22 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: Cat Canyon

Veteran Detroit roots-rock singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Bickley/Kramer/Roe

Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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