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Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 11, 2019






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Gravel Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. A slow/moderate-paced ride, with destinations determined by the riders.
8 a.m., meet at Barton Park off Huron River Dr. 996-8440.


 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Spring Migration Walk in Nichols Arboretum": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thurs., Mar. 28-May 30. All invited to join club members for a walk through the Arb to look for resident birds and early migrants, which begin arriving in earnest toward the end of April.
8-11 a.m., meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview off Geddes. Free. 994-3569.


 9-11 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House Elementary Campus: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

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Come and explore what's happening at Daycroft School's elementary campus. Group tours start at 9 or 10am. Schedule a tour today by registering at admissions@daycroft.org. Check out our website at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Elementary Campus, 1095 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.org [map]



 10-10:30 a.m. & 7-7:30 p.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. Downtown, & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, Apr. 3 only 11-11:30 a.m. 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.


 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Earth Day 2019 Celebration: WCC.

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Local nonprofits and businesses host information booths on green transportation, sustainable communities, growing your own food, green careers, and more.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., WCC Student Center, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. petty@wccnet.edu. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Changing Gender Roles": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs., Apr. 4-May 9. A series of 6 weekly lectures. Apr. 4: Retired First Unitarian Universalist Congregation minister Kenneth Phifer on "Eve and Her Sisters." Apr. 11: U-M sociology professor Karin Martin on "The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Gender Socialization in Early Childhood." Apr. 18: U-M economics professor Frank Stafford on "Changing Gender Economic Roles." Apr. 25: U-M pediatric endocrinology professor Daniel Shumer on "Current Topics in Gender Identity." May 2: EMU philosophy professor Peter Higgins on "Three Hypotheses for Explaining the So-Called Oppression of Men." May 9 (9:30 a.m.): U-M psychology and women's studies professor Abigail Stewart and U-M CRLT Theatre Program director Sara Armstrong on "Advancing Gender Equity: The Impact of Acting on Institutional Change Efforts."
10-11:30 a.m. (except as noted), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series, $10 per lecture for members. Memberships are $20 a year. 998-9351. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Little Paws Story Time": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Every Thurs. Stories, crafts, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats. Also, a chance to make a toy or treat for the animals. For kids ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.
10:30 a.m., HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $5 per child (babies under age 1, free). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Mar. 14, May 2, & June 13. CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Mozzarella Making": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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A StoryPoint (Saline) chef shows participants how to make mozzarella at home.
11 a.m.-noon, Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free; preregistration recommended. 998-9353. [map]


 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs., except July 4. 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]


 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

Circles Leader Information Session: Circles Washtenaw County.

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Tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Circles can help!
Circles Washtenaw County is a relationship-based program that will help you achieve a more stable, secure future for yourself and your family. During Circles there are:
weekly meetings with a free meal and childcare,
information and help finding better jobs, education, savings programs and more,
two caring Allies to support you on your journey to self-sufficiency,
and staff to answer questions and provide mentoring!
St. Luke - Ann Arbor, 4205 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 7344857658. https://www.facebook.com/events/558574127973077 [map]



 Noon  Free! 

"Toward the Denuclearized Future: Ruses of Safety Myth and Citizen's Activisms Since the Fukushima Disasters": U-M Center for Japanese Studies Noon Lecture Series.

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Talk by UCLA history professor Katsuya Hirano.
Noon, 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6307. [map]


 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by local entertainers.

Apr. 4: Chamber music by the U-M Blue Flute Choir.

Apr. 11: U-M Dance students from the first-year touring company.

Apr. 18: Broadway showtunes by San, Emily & Brian, a local trio of singer-songwriter San Slomovits, violinist-singer Emily Slomovits, and pianist Brian Brill.

Apr. 25: Singer-songwriter Camila Ballario.

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12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Meditation II: Music and Paintings": First Baptist Church Coffee Break Concert Series.

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Note: different location. UMMA education outreach coordinator Grace VanderVliet introduces and displays reproductions of paintings by Vermeer, El Greco, Van Gogh, Monet, and Edward Henry Potthast. Followed by music for meditation, with organists Shin-Ae Chun and Tim Huth, flutist Neil Robertson, and pianist Hyewon Jung. Program: German Baroque composer Froberger's Toccata in A minor, 20th-century American composer Eldin Burton's Sonatina for Flute and Piano, contemporary Swiss composer Guy Bovet's Salamanca, and Debussy's Clair de Lune and Reflets dans L'Eau.
12:15 p.m., First Congregational Church, 608 E. William. Free. 663-9376. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Arthritis": Sun Shen.

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Medical studies have shown this particular program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as preventing falls for older adults. For this reason, arthritis foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in America give it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great start for beginner to improve health and wellness. Classes are held 1pm - 1:50pm. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E. Stadium Blvd. $55 / month, $17 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Backyard Bird Havens": Ann Arbor Farm & Garden.

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Talk by Wild Birds Unlimited co-owner Diane Hein-Beutel. Preceded at 11:30 a.m. by lunch ($15) and a club meeting.
1 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. Preregistration for program & lunch required at annarborfarmandgarden.org (click on "lunch payments" to make lunch reservations). 330-8521. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"How to Stand Up to Diet Culture": U-M School of Public Health Weight Stigma and Bias Awareness Series.

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Talk by Christy Harrison, an anti-diet registered dietitian and host of the popular Food Psych podcast.
1 p.m., 1655 SPH I, 1415 Washington Hts. Free. jcrawfo@umich.edu, 764-5425. [map]


 2-3 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.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. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (Apr. 2 only): Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek, Apr. 4; Traverwood Apr. 11, 18, & 25.

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


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"After School Special": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Thurs. All teens invited to learn a new hobby, like knitting, writing, or drawing, or bring an art/craft project to work on.
3-5 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3 p.m. 

"All My Sons": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Apr. 4-June 1. Guy Sanville directs Arthur Miller's 1947 play, a dramatic indictment of American big business told through the story of a family torn apart by lies and fraud. The central character is Joe Keller, a factory owner who prospered during WWII by manufacturing military airplane parts. Haunted by a dark secret, he evades prison, pinning the blame for his crime on his business partner, but tragedy comes home in the form of his 3 sons--one reported missing in action, one a returned veteran who believes in his father, and the embittered middle son who knows the truth. Cast: Richard McWilliams, Michelle Mountain, Ryan Black, Caitlin Cavannaugh, David Bendena, Tom Whalen, Susan Craves, Rusty Mewha, and Lauren Knox.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. [map]


 3:30-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"LEGOs at the Library": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Calling all LEGO lovers, it's time to show off your skills and flex your creative muscles. All ages are welcome to come to the Library for some hands-on fun and build a masterpiece at our LEGO club. No registration is required for this FREE event.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [map]



 3:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Read to the Library Dogs": Chelsea District Library.

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All beginning readers ages 6-11 invited to read one-on-one for 10 minutes to a dog trained to act as if it's listening.
3:30-5 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 4, 6:40 & 9:15 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! 

"Emotions Revealed": Concordia University Books & Coffee Discussion.

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Concordia business school dean Suzanne Siegle leads a discussion of renowned psychologist Paul Eckman's 2003 book. Refreshments.
4 p.m., Concordia University Earhart Manor Living Room, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7389. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sexual Harassment: The Law, the Politics, and the Movement": U-M Donia Human Rights Center Distinguished Lecture.

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Talk by U-M law professor Catharine MacKinnon, who won the 1986 Supreme Court case establishing sexual harassment as illegal.
4-5:30 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater. Free. 615-8482. [map]


 4:15, 7 & 9:35 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.


 4:25 p.m. 

"Apollo 11": Michigan Theater.

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(Todd Miller, 2019). Documentary featuring never-before-seen footage of the first moon landing.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30 & 9:35 p.m. 

"The Aftermath": Michigan Theater.

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(James Kent, 2019). Drama about a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.
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]


 4:35, 7:05 & 9:25 p.m. 

"The Mustang": State Theatre.

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(Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, 2019). Drama about a convict whose rehabilitation program involves horse training.
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 p.m.  Free! 

U-M School of Art & Design Animation & Video Projects.

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Works by U-M art students.
5 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 668-TIME. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Edwidge Danticat: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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Apr. 9 & 11 (different programs). Reading by this acclaimed Haitian American novelist and essayist whose 2007 memoir, Brother, I'm Dying, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her most recent book, The Art of Death, weaves a personal account of her mother's death from cancer with reflections on how others have written about death. It "feels like an offering, a study born of devotion," says the Los Angeles Review of Books. "A meditation as instructive as it is moving." Book sale & signing. The Apr. 11 event is a conversation between Danticat and U-M creative writing instructor Aisha Sabatini Sloan.
5:30 p.m., UMMA Apse (Apr. 9) and Auditorium (Apr. 11), 525 S. State. Free. 764-6330. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Grief Week": GrieveWell.

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Apr. 9-12. This series of grief-related events kicks off with New York writer (and cofounder of the bereavement website Modern Loss) Rebecca Soffer (Apr. 9; 7 p.m.; Literati Bookstore, 124 E. Washington) reading from her new book, Modern Loss: Candid Conversations About Grief. Beginners Welcome. The book draws on submissions to the website from such writers as rocker Amanda Palmer, Girls writer and comic Yassir Lester, CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter, and others. Q&A. Signing. Other events include the grief processing workshop "The Birdhouse Project" (Apr. 10, 7 p.m., $25, Red Cross Bldg., preregistration required at bit.ly/2BlYemn), a "Yupo Painting Workshop" (Apr. 11, 6 p.m., $35, 4844 Jackson Rd. ste. 100), an artmaking "Open Studio Workshop" (Apr. 12, 2-4 p.m., $25, 4484 Jackson Rd. ste. 100), a "Grief Art Walk" (Apr. 12, 6 p.m., free, meet at Literati) to view the Grief Week exhibit of art at downtown businesses, and "Tea and Conversations about Grief" (Apr. 12, 8:30 p.m., free, TeaHaus, 204 N. Fourth Ave.).
Various times & locations. Free (except as noted). 975-0238.


 6 p.m. 

"Understanding Your Credit Score": Ann Arbor SCORE.

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Although most people realize their credit histories are chronicled in credit reports, 70 percent don't know that they also have a credit score. And, this simple three-digit number may stand between you and a car loan, home mortgage or business loan. Score Mentors explain what these credit scores mean and offers tips on how to improve them.
Register at
https://annarborarea.score.org/event/understanding-your-credit-score
NEW Center Building, 1100 N. Main Street. $10. admin.0655@scorevolunteer.org. admin.0655@scorevolunteer.org annarborarea.score.org [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
Cambrian Senior Living, 52365 10 Mile Road, South Lyon. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Student Poetry Reading: U-M Department of English / U-M Residential College Program in Creative Writing / U-M Institute for Humanities.

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In celebration of National Poetry Month and student poets at U-M, we present an informal, open-mic reading featuring U-M undergraduate students reading their original poetry. All welcome to attend and listen. Refreshments will be served.
Foyer of 202 S. Thayer, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 734-647-9960. https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/62115-15293428.html [map]



 6-9 p.m. 

"Ladies Night Out": Saline Main Street.

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Activities, special offers, discounts, and prizes for women at downtown shops.
6-9 p.m., begin at Mod Squad Salon, 108 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free admission. 316-2119. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Rally On": Chelsea District Library.

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Lecture-demo on dog obedience by ChelseaUpdate.com publisher Lisa Allmendinger, whose dog Buzz was one of the 1st dogs in the country to attain the new title of American Kennel Club Rally Master. Buzz also demonstrates several different AKC Rally signs.
6-8 p.m., CDL McKune Rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration requested. 475-8732. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Sat. 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. (8 a.m., Sat.), 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.), The Session Room, 3685 Jackson (Thurs), and 5700 Jackson (Sat.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 548-6299 (Wed.), 929-9022 (Thurs. & Sat). [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Noah": Fathom Events.

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Apr. 9, 11, & 13. Broadcast of a Sight & Sound Theatres (Lancaster, PA, and Branson, MO) production of this drama about the Biblical story of Noah and the Ark. The production uses massive sets, lots of special effects, and live animals. Note: The Apr. 11 show is at Emagine only & the Apr. 13 show is at Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only. The 2:30 p.m. shows on Apr. 9 are at Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only (6:30 p.m. at all theaters).
2:30 p.m. (Apr. 9), 6:30 p.m. (Apr. 9 & 11), & 12:55 p.m. (Apr. 13), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), 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. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine). [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Public": Michigan Theater.

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(Emilio Estevez, 2019). Drama about the political and social fallout that happens when homeless people stage a sit-in as a pretext to stay in a public library overnight during an arctic blast.
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]


 7 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]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

Beginning Pole Dance: A2 Aviary.

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Twirling, dancing, and climbing a pole - what more can you ask for? In this 90 minute class, you will learn beginning pole skills and have the opportunity to string them together in upbeat, fun choreography. With an emphasis on building strength and safe pole dancing form, we will explore the creativity of this vertical dance form. You will also learn how to set up and break down the X-Poles, so that you will be able to use them when you are cleared for open gym.
Please wear shorts (feel free to bring layers to stay warm) and avoid wearing lotion or jewelry to this class.
All genders are welcome in every class at the Aviary. 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]



 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Breeding Bird Survey Kickoff/Turtle Steward Kickoff: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation.

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A chance to learn about the city's upcoming annual survey of breeding bird populations in town. There are also training sessions (preregistration required by Apr. 8) for volunteers to help with the survey. Also, on Apr. 28, a similar kickoff for the "Turtle Stewards" program (1:30-3:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin) to learn how to monitor and help maintain the 6 turtle species that live and nest in the city. Preregistration required for that training session by Apr. 25.
7-9 p.m., Natural Area Preservation Office, 3875 E. Huron River Dr. Free. nap@a2gov.org; 794-6627. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

Grief Support Group: Knox Presbyterian Church.

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It hurts when someone close to you dies. Find help at GriefShare.
Class runs 12 weeks but anyone can join at anytime.
$25 covers the workbook for the entire 12 weeks. Scholarships are available.
Knox Presbyterian Church, 2065 S. Wagner Rd. Donation. $25. 734-761-5669. frontdesk@knoxannarbor.org https://knoxannarbor.org/home/grow-connect/care/grief-support/ [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lydia Fitzpatrick: Literati Bookstore.

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This L.A. writer reads from Lights All Night Long, her debut novel about the fraught relationship between 2 Russian brothers: one an exemplary exchange student spending a year in Louisiana and the other a drug-addicted rebel implicated in the murders of 3 young women in their hometown. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Southeast Michigan Woodworkers Meeting: Maker Works.

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Gather, share, learn, and enjoy with other woodworkers. More info at http://semiww.org/
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com https://www.maker-works.com/events/southeast-michigan-woodworkers-meeting [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Finding Your Flow": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Talk on how folk crafting can help you enter a creative state.
7-9 p.m., Michigan Folk School at Staebler Farm, preregister for location. Free. Parksonline.ewashtenaw.org, 971-6337.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Life in the Dumps": International Samaritan.

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Panel discussion on families living in garbage dump sites around the world. With Ethiopian U.N.-recognized human rights activist Selam Terafe, award-winning Nicaraguan photojournalist Timothy Bouldry, Guatemalan Ivy Humanitarian Award recipient Angelica Cancinos, and Honduran International Samaritan manager Erika Cuevas. Also, information about upcoming service mission trips.
7 p.m., U-M Catholic Campus Ministry, 331 Thompson. Free. info@intsam.org. [map]



 7 p.m. 

"Much Ado About Nothing": EMU Theatre Department.

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Apr. 5-7 & 11-14. EMU drama professor Lee Stille directs EMU drama students in Shakespeare's high-spirited, sharp-tongued comedy about 2 pairs of young lovers. One couple, both disdainful of love, are tricked into acknowledging each other, while the other couple's love is nearly ruined by a deception that, abetted by the paranoia of returning military heroes, leads to trumped-up charges of infidelity. The play is best known for its charged sexual banter and for the penetrating wit and often dark cast of its humor.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Quirk Theatre, Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors, $14; students, $12; kids under 18, $7) in advance at emutix.com, by phone (487-2282), and at the door. 487-1221.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Mic & Share": Bookbound.

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All poets invited to read their work. Followed by a chance to learn how to use Submittable software to submit poetry to literary journals and contests. Tea & light refreshments.
7 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth. Free. 369-4345. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Singing for Comfort": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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All invited to join a group sing of soothing songs that are easy to learn. No experience necessary.
7-8:30 p.m., Interfaith Center, 704 Airport. Free. 646-7405. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Story Night": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members host a storytelling program.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"U-M Latin@ Culture Show"

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Performances that showcase Latinx culture by Ballet Folklorico (Detroit), a student mariachi band, and others.
7-9 p.m., Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $7 (students, $5; kids age 4 & under, free). ramireci@umich.edu. [map]


 7:10 & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Beach Bum": State Theatre.

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(Harmony Korine, 2019). Stoner comedy starring Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs., Sept.-May. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
7:30-9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. facebook.com/DetroitIMA. contact@detroitirishmusic.org. 255-5310. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Flint": U-M Theatre Department.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Apr. 4-14. Dexter Singleton directs drama students in U-M theater professor José Casas's new drama based on interviews with people affected by the Flint water crisis.
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 $30 (students, $12) in advance at the Michigan League Box Office or at smtd.umich.edu, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Ladies Laugh Night": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Performances by several local and national female comedians, including L.A.-based improv comic Nicole Majdali, Detroit-based comic Kate Brindle, and Vancouver-based actor Brandi Alexander, who also emcees. Headliner is Detroit-based self-styled "recovering lawyer" Connie Ettinger, who delivers fast-paced observations on an array of annoyances from slow bureaucracy to people who take hair dryers into the shower with them. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 reserved seating in advance, $12 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Mad as a Hatter": Roustabout Theatre Troupe.

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Apr. 4-7, 11-13, & 18-20. Joey Albright directs this Southeast Michigan theater company in the world premiere of L.A.-based playwright Michael Alan Herman's play that revolves around Theophilus Carter, a London tailor whose friend, Lewis Carroll, uses him as inspiration for the Mad Hatter in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The show explores the burden of nostalgia, the whimsy of madness, and the power of play. Tonight's show includes a talk-back with the playwright.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Ypsilanti Experimental Space (YES), 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $24 (seniors, $22; students, $15) in advance at roustabout.brownpapertickets.com & by phone, and at the door. 681-0112. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"M-agination Film Festival": University Activities Center.

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Screening of films written, directed, filmed, and edited by U-M students.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 668-TIME. [map]


 8 p.m. 

U-M Jazz Showcase: The Ark.

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U-M jazz faculty and students are joined by Detroit saxophonist Charles McPherson, who played in Charles Mingus's band.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15-$20 (students, $5) in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"All My Sons": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Apr. 4-June 1. Guy Sanville directs Arthur Miller's 1947 play, a dramatic indictment of American big business told through the story of a family torn apart by lies and fraud. The central character is Joe Keller, a factory owner who prospered during WWII by manufacturing military airplane parts. Haunted by a dark secret, he evades prison, pinning the blame for his crime on his business partner, but tragedy comes home in the form of his 3 sons--one reported missing in action, one a returned veteran who believes in his father, and the embittered middle son who knows the truth. Cast: Richard McWilliams, Michelle Mountain, Ryan Black, Caitlin Cavannaugh, David Bendena, Tom Whalen, Susan Craves, Rusty Mewha, and Lauren Knox.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Becoming Untethered": U-M Dance Department BFA Thesis Concert.

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Apr. 11-13. A concert of new solo and group works choreographed by U-M dance majors Celina Lindland, Grace Nagelvoort, Sheli Ruffer, and Audrey Vogelsang.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), U-M Dance Bldg. Betty Pease Dance Studio, 1310 North University Ct. $7 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. 763-5460. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Little Women": Concordia University.

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Apr. 11-14. Concordia students perform Allan Knee, Jason Howland, and Mindi Dickstein's 2005 musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel about 4 sisters growing up in Concord (MA) during the Civil War. The score is inspired by period waltzes, polkas, and quadrilles.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Concordia University Kreft Center Black Box Theatre, 4090 Geddes. Tickets $14 (students & seniors, $8) in advance at cuaa.edu/kreftarts. 995-7537. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Mazel Tov, John Lennon": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Mar. 21-Apr. 21. 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]


 8 p.m. 

"The Ding Dongs or What Is the Penalty in Portugal?": Kickshaw Theatre.

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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. Note:The Apr. 6 show includes a talkback with Withers.
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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Lee Field & the Expressions

Classic soul by this Brooklyn ensemble fronted by veteran soul singer Fields. Opener: Neal Francis, a Chicago-area self-styled "New Orleans soul" singer-songwriter. $18 ($20 at the door). [venue info]

Blue Llama: Tim Haldeman Quintet

Blues- and bebop-based jazz in a variety of styles and forms by this local ensemble led by saxophonist Haldeman. [venue info]

Circ Bar: "Dance Party."

With different DJs TBA each week. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: "Bluegrass & Beer Thursday."

The local Pontiac Trailblazers, a bluegrass quartet led by bassist Ryan Shea, performs a set and then hosts a jam session during a 2nd set. Bring your instrument. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [venue info]

Last Word: The Pherotones

A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. Photo: Mark Bialek. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network"

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Sweetwaters Plymouth Green: "Live Jazz."

With U-M music student ensembles TBA. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer- guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Team Love

Local trio led by singer-songwriter & bassist Tim Berla that plays originals and covers in an eclectic mix of styles, from jazz, swing, and Latin to country. With guitarist Kip Godwin and clarinetist & percussionist Charles Dayringer. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

Ziggy's: Wax Kings!

Ypsilanti hip-hop DJ collective. [venue info]

 
 


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