Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http:
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. email@example.com http:
Every Sunday from 9:45-10:45am, this donation yoga class is offered at Mota Thai Yoga. MTY's most recent graduates are the teachers of this class. Each week will be a little different as the teachers have different teaching styles. However, this class tends to be a gentle yoga class, combining flow and holding/stretching postures to get you ready to start your day. The studio is be heated between 80-85 degrees.
We are located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.
Suggested donation $5-$20.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. firstname.lastname@example.org www.motathaiyoga.com [map]
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]
Mar. 26-31. The oldest and one of the most prestigious avant-garde film festivals in North America features 6 days of film screenings, panel discussions, and parties that culminate in screenings of the award-winning films on Mar. 31. The competition showcases new experimental and independent 16-mm, 35-mm, and digital films and videos in a wide range of genres. Also, "Off the Screen" round table discussions, exhibits, and parties (see aafilmfest.org for full schedule).
Today: "Off the Screen: What the Hell Was That?" Panel discussion, moderated by U-M film professor Daniel Herbert, on films screened during the festival. 2435 U-M North Quad. FREE, 10 a.m. vulture, Philip Hoffman's film (in competition), a detailed study of farm animals and surrounding flora. Opener: Chicago spoken-word performance artist Fulla Abdul-Jabbar. 1 p.m. "Films in Competition 15" explores Arctic climate change, an underground construction site, and light, time, and decayed film. 1:15 p.m. how we live--messages to the family, Gustav Deutsch's documentary mashup (in competition) of home movies and other footage. 3 p.m. "Films in Competition 16" features a wise old elephant, audio appropriated from teen YouTube videos, an intense relationship between 2 magical tweens, & more. 3:15 p.m. Performances by the all-female drumline Bitch, Thunder! (5:30 p.m. & other times TBA). Award Screening 1 (6 p.m.). Award Screening 2 (8 p.m.).
Michigan Theater (except as noted). Tickets: $100 (members, students, & seniors, $85) for the entire festival (including the opening night reception) & $60 (members, students, & seniors, $50) for weekend passes in advance at aafilmfest.org. $12 (students, seniors, & members, $8) per show at the door. 995-5356. [map]
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). email@example.com, 763-7550. [map]
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]
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]
11:15 a.m. Sunday Service: The 3 Yanas Sunday Service will feature a variety of meditation practices interspersed with short Dharma talks and instruction by Lama Nancy Burks, as well as group discussion.
The 3 Yanas, or 3 vehicles, are three approaches to the Buddhist path, Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. Part of the name of our center, Thegsum, and of our parent monastery, Triyana, refer to the 3 Yanas in Tibetan and Sanskrit respectively.
This program will be appropriate for all levels of student, and each week will be different.
Free. Donations welcome.
KTC Ann Arbor, 614 Miner St. Ann Arbor MI 48103. Free. Donations accepted.. 734-678-7549. www.annarborktc.org [map]
Mar. 30 & 31. This gathering of Native Americans from throughout the Great Lakes area includes social dancing and demonstrations of different styles of Native American dance, including fancy, traditional, grass dress, and jingle dress. The big attractions are drum and dance contests in a variety of styles by children and adults accompanied by Native American drumming ensembles. Grand entries at noon & 7 p.m. on Sat. and at noon only on Sun. Also, display and sale of traditional crafts and food.
10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Sat.) & 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.), Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple. Daily admission: $10 (students with ID and seniors age 60 & over, $7; kids ages 6-12, $5) per day & $15 (students with ID and seniors age 60 & over, $10; kids ages 6-12, $7) weekend pass in advance and at the door. Kids 5 & under, free. Group rates available. http:
Join Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution (S.O.A.P) for Human Trafficking 101, volunteer training, and hotel outreach-deliver info and soap labelled with the national hotline number, and missing children posters.
Grace Ann Arbor West Church, 5171 Jackson Rd. Free. Donation. firstname.lastname@example.org michiganabolitionistproject.org [map]
Spaghetti dinner. Proceeds support military & veterans' families. Cash bar.
1-3 & 3:30-5:30 p.m., Knight's Steakhouse, 2324 Dexter Rd., Ann Arbor. Tickets $20 (kids 10 & under, $10) available at Bethlehem UCC, 423 S. Fourth Ave. Cash/check only. 664-6149. [map]
Every Sun. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Westgate (Mar. 3), AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm. (Mar. 10, 17, & 24), & AADL Malletts Creek (Mar. 31). Free. 327-4200. .
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]
All-ages video game tournament.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]
All adults invited to bring a favorite book and discuss what you like about it. Themes include "Travel to Other Continents" (Mar. 31) and "Name of City in Title" (Apr. 28).
1:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]
Moderator La'Ron Williams will screen a film and lead an open, honest discussion about race and racism.
Co-hosted by the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.
The Ypsilanti District Library- Whittaker Branch, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 x1377. email@example.com https:
Mar. 28-31. Grant Preisser directs U-M students in Handel's 1735 magical opera, an adaptation of an episode from the Italian Renaissance poet Ludovico Ariosto's popular epic poem Orlando Furioso. The latest conquest of Alcina, a sorceress who lures heroes to her enchanted island, must choose between sensuality and duty when his wife, disguised as a man, arrives to retrieve him. Jealousy, heartache, and revenge abound as Alcina's sister becomes attracted to the disguised woman, which in turn makes her own lover jealous. The music is notable for its beautiful, challenging melodies that require virtuosic vocal skills. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $24-$30 (students with ID, $12) in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu, the Michigan League Ticket Office, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
DNR wildlife educator Holly Vaughn talks about methods for deterring visits from mammals and birds that are considered nuisances.
2-3 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $11 recreation passport required ($16 if purchased at the gate). 475-3170. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun., Mar. 21-Apr. 14. Carla Milarch directs the world premiere of David Wells' 2-man drama based on the 1972 attempt by the Nixon administration to deport John Lennon and Yoko Ono because of their political activism. An unlikely and comical friendship unfolds between the ex-Beatle and his lawyer, a preeminent immigration attorney who'd never heard of him. Stars Forrest Hejkal and Phil Powers.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets $22 (kids, $10) in advance at theatrenova.org, or pay what you can at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]
Mindful City Ann Arbor cofounder Julie Woodward leads a walking meditation hike to introduce the healing benefits of Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese practice of "forest bathing." Followed by a tea ceremony.
2 p.m., County Farm Park, meet at the Medford Rd. pavilion. Free. 971-6337.
Mar. 29-31 & Apr. 5-7. Aaron Wade directs local actors in Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, and Jeff Bowen's 2012 musical about 4 friends who go on a journey through time, space, and relationships as they take in the exhibits at a natural history museum. The New York Times calls it "endearingly goofy." Cast: Zoe Van Slooten, Emily Courcy, Zachary James Morgan, Joshua R. Smith.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), A2CT Studio, 322 W. Ann. Tickets $15. 971-2228. [map]
Lecture by Simone Campbell, director of the Catholic social justice lobby NETWORK and organizer of Nuns on the Bus, a group of Catholic social justice activists. RESULTS is a nonprofit attempting to end poverty.
2:30 p.m., Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 S. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20 (students, $5) in advance at results.salsalabs.org
All kids in grades preK-5 invited to learn about Poisson d'Avril ("April Fish"), the French version of April Fool's Day, where kids pin paper fish to people's backs as a prank.
3-4 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun., Mar. 28-Apr. 14. Lynn Lammers directs this local professional theater company in Brenda Withers' 2011 comedy-thriller about a suburbanite who finds himself the victim of a surreal home invasion when a sweet-faced couple that shows up on his doorstep ends up waging a battle over indigenous rights in his living room. Recommended for age 14 & up. Cast: Casaundra Freeman, Dan Helmer, and Dan Johnson.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 4 p.m. (Sun.), trustArt Studios, 7885 Jackson Rd. Tickets $25 (students, $10; Mar. 28, pay what you can) in advance at kickshawtheatre.org & at the door. 203-0556. [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org sunshen.org [map]
This FeldenkraisⓇ class guides you through your own exploration of how your body moves, and is informed by Samo Myers' Tai Chi expertise, especially as it relates to your "nine pearls," or nine major joints. When we sense the parts of us that are stuck and learn how to move them, we feel flow in our bodies and agency in our lives. This is an extraordinary tool for those seeking to improve their performance, or to find relief from physical pain and discomfort.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E STADIUM BLVD. $65 / month or $25 / drop in. 734-395-8486. email@example.com sunshen.org [map]
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
Are you interested in learning more about medical cannabis and how to integrate it into your health care routine? Come on out to our monthly group where you will meet others who use medical cannabis. We cover new topics each month & the group takes place at the Om of Medicine, a medical cannabis provisioning center. This group is open to the public and is set up in our lounge which also happens to be a local art gallery! Come by for community, comfort, and cannabis education!
Om of Medicine, 111 S. Main St. Free. 7343698255. firstname.lastname@example.org omofmedicine.org [map]
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 email@example.com to confirm or check meetup.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org, (989) 455-4484. [map]
Music and Lyrics by LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA
21 Chump Street is a 15-minute musical about a high school honors student who falls for a cute transfer girl. He goes to great lengths to oblige her request for marijuana in the hopes of winning her affection - only to find out that his crush is actually an undercover cop planted in the school to find drug dealers.
Come enjoy this one night only performance on Sunday, March 31 at 8:00 PM at the Keene Theater!
Keene Theater, 701 E. University Avenue. Free. email@example.com https:
Very popular roots-rock band from New Orleans whose gospel-flavored vocal harmonies, limber rhythmic verve, and blues- and country-inspired lyrical sensibility often provoke comparisons to Little Feat and the Band. Their Ark shows usually sell out.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $40 in advance at theark.org & at the door. 761-1451. [map]
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends
Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes.
Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra
Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. 6-8 p.m.
Blind Pig: Hayes Carll
Talented Texas honky-tonk troubadour whose songs draw on a wide array of influences, from the pantheon of Texas singer-songwriters to Dylan and John Prine, but his deepest affinity is with the barroom poetics of early Tom Waits and the Beat and postbeat writers--from Kerouac to Bukowski--who shaped Waits. Opener: Ben Dickey, the Little Rock singer-songwriter and actor who won the 2018 Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury Award for Achievement in Acting for his portrayal of Blaze Foley in Blaze. $20.
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.
Club Above: Sugaray Rayford
Veteran Texas blues singer-guitarist whose music incorporates elements of jazz, soul, and R&B. "This lovable, joyous jester is the real deal and his simple formula of taking the best bits of BB and Albert King and fusing it with James Brown in his words 'ain't rocket science.'" says Blues and Soul magazine. 7-10 p.m. Photo: Suzan Jones
Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session
All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session.
Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio
Jazz originals and standards by this local ensemble led by bassist Crozier.
Old Town: John Latini
Acoustic rock-based originals by this popular veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter. His new CD, The Blues Just Makes Me Feel Good, is a collection of soul-infused R&B songs.
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.
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