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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, April 23, 2019






 
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 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 9:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 11-May 14. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Poverty: Looking from the Inside Out": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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If you've ever wondered why people in poverty don't just….get a job, stick to a budget, or work a little harder, this class is for you. Together we will explore the dynamics of poverty-looking at what keeps people in it, what's needed to break out of it, and how we can all play a role in building community to end poverty.
Class includes hands-on simulations, thoughtful discussion, and personal stories of struggle and transformation. The final class focuses on solutions and will feature two dynamic programs making a real difference right here in Washtenaw County. This Study Group led by Suzanne Van Dam will meet Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., April 23rd through May 7th.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C. $20. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10-10:30 & 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. 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.


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except July 30. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Tues. Activities begin at 11 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($3), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar, followed at 1 p.m. by mah-jongg, quilting, and other games & activities. Homemade buffet luncheon ($3) available at noon. All invited.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]


 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Program: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor/Washtenaw Literacy.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation/culture, pronunciation/presentation practice, writing practice, and book groups for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available. NOTE: Church remains locked at all times. Follow instructions for entry at the side doors.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Anime Afternoons": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to watch new and classic anime shows. Sushi & other Japanese snacks.
3-4:15 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 4, 7:30 & 9:35 p.m. 

"Amazing Grace": Michigan Theater.

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(Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2019). Documentary about Aretha Franklin's 2-day performance with a Baptist choir in L.A. in 1972.
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, 6:50 & 9:25 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.


 4:10, 6:45 & 9:35 p.m. 

"Captain Marvel": State Theatre.

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(Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, 2019). Superhero origin story. Brie Larson.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:20 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.


 4:30, 7:10 & 9:30 p.m. 

"High Life": State Theatre.

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(Clare Denis & Jean-Pol Fargeau, 2019). Moody sci-fi thriller about a man and his infant daughter, seemingly the sole survivors on a spaceship that had been transporting death-row inmates, until they mysteriously disappeared.
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.


 4:30 & 6:45 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]


 6-7 p.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Dog & Suds Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Naomi Stephens: Barnes & Noble.

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This Ohio writer signs her debut novel, Shadow Among Sheaves, an adaptation of the Biblical story of Ruth set during and after the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny in India.
6 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-0846. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Awesome Album Art": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades 3-12 invited to make their own album cover. Blank LP sleeves and art supplies provided.
6-8 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Knitting Group: Brewed Awakenings Cafe.

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All invited to bring Knitting projects to work on.
6:30 p.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., ste. M, Saline. Free. 681-0078. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M LSA Film, TV, and Media Honors Students Screenings.

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Works by U-M Screen Arts and Cultures honors students.
6:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Extinction": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A discussion on our (inevitable?) ends.
Readings to consider:
"The nature of extinction"
"Extinction risk from climate change"
"Extinction and overspecialization: the dark side of human innovation"
"The ethics of de-extinction"
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings, please contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/030-extinction/.
Please also check out the blog, while there's still time: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/.
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/ [map]



 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Drummunity Circle"

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Lori Fithian, a local drummer and drum teacher, leads a drum circle. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Kids welcome. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by a brief drum lesson.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main. Free. 426-7818. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Alfonso Cuarón Film Series: State Theatre.

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Apr. 2: "A Little Princess" (Alfonso Cuarón, 1995). Remake of the 1939 Shirley Temple classic about a young girl who's sent to an orphanage where she uses her imagination and the help of new friends to survive. 7 p.m.

Apr. 9: "Y Tu Mamá También" (Alfonso Cuarón, 2002). Drama about an older woman who roadtrips with 2 teen boys. 7 p.m.

Apr. 16: "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (Alfonso Cuarón, 2004). Adaptation of the 3rd Harry Potter novel. 7 p.m.

Apr. 23: "Children of Men" (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006). A British bureaucrat is secretly tasked with protecting a pregnant refugee during a mysterious 18-year global fertility crisis which has caused geopolitical chaos. 7 p.m.
7 p.m., State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). 668-TIME.


 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. Open to all age 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Quarterly Review: Literati Bookstore.

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Contributors to this U-M literary magazine read from their work in Farsi and English. The spring issue explores contemporary Iran.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Nålebinding: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Beth Battey shows all grade 6-adult this ancient fabric creation technique that predates knitting and crochet.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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Readings by Carrie and Tim Tebeau, assistant directors of the Bear River Writers' Conference. The program begins with open mike readings.
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [map]


 7 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.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Maximize Your Medicare": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by nationally recognized Medicare expert Jae W. Oh, author of Maximize Your Medicare. Signing.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Okko's Inn": Fathom Events.

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Dubbed (Apr. 22) & subtitled (Apr. 23) screenings of Kitaro Kosaka's 2018 anime about an orphan sent to live with her grandmother who runs an inn built on top of an ancient spring.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Storytime for Adults": Saline District Library.

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Adults invited to listen to readings of Shakespeare sonnets. Snacks & crafts.
7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The U.S. Housing Market: Facts, Trends, and Policy Questions": Ann Arbor District Library.

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U-M economics professor Dmitriy Stolyarov discusses housing affordability, home ownership, and household debt.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"People Like Me: Mutual Aid and Recovery from Substance Use Disorders": Dawn Farm.

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"People Like Me: Mutual Aid and Recovery from Substance Use Disorders" will be presented by Todd Diana, Dawn Farm staff. People seeking peer support for recovery from substance use disorders, as well as family members and friends of people with substance use disorders, have an expansive menu of mutual aid groups they can participate in. Research demonstrates that active involvement in mutual aid recovery groups significantly improves a person's chances of long-term recovery and supports the effectiveness and practical impact of mutual aid groups. For people seeking recovery support, mutual aid groups often provide a sense of belonging, understanding, acceptance and connection as well as practical help and support. This presentation will discuss the history and current status of mutual aid recovery programs and research supporting the efficacy. The program will include a panel discussion by members of a sampling of substance use disorder recovery mutual aid programs.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]



 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Trivia Night: Sporcle.

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▪︎Prizes for 1st and 2nd place!
▪︎Start times are 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm every Tuesday evening.
▪︎Hosted by AJ Shareen!
🌮Taco Tuesday Deals
- $2 mix and match tacos (minimum of 3 tacos)
- Galbi tacos, Pollo Tacos, Cali tacos
🍻Happy Hour all day Tuesday
- 20% off all draft beers (20 beers on tap!)
- 20% off craft cocktails on tap
- 20% off all wine
- 20% off small bites
▪︎Come see what everyone is talking about!
The Circ Bar, 210 South First Street (2nd Floor). Free. 734-277-3656. www.thecircbar.com [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Washtenaw Community Concert Band.

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This 80-member band is joined by the Whitmore Lake High School Band in a program of marches, show tunes, and other favorites.
7:30 p.m., Whitmore Lake High School Auditorium, 7430 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. wccband@sccband.org, 252-9221. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Tyler Ramsey: The Ark.

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This former Band of Horses guitarist performs songs from his brand-new album, For the Morning, a collection of folksy originals that revolve around messages of perseverance and remaining grounded in uncertain times.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free. All encouraged to bring nonperishable food or money to donate to Food Gatherers. 761-1451. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

University Symphony Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Kenneth Kiesler conducts this ensemble of music majors in a program highlighted by local composer Braxton Blake's song setting of Five Poems of Emily Dickinson, with mezzo-soprano (and U-M voice professor) Freda Herseth. Also, Vaughan Williams' hauntingly beautiful Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, John Adams' rollicking A Short Ride in a Fast Machine, and Respighi's colorful Pines of Rome. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 9:40 p.m. 

"The Brink": State Theatre.

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(Alison Klayman, 2019). Documentary about Steve Bannon's global attempts to stoke nationalism.
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.


 10:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Tues. Tango dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded at 9:30 p.m. by a lesson ($10).
10:30-11:30 p.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (free with lesson). sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Deerhoof

Art-punk quartet from San Francisco. Openers: Palm, a Philadelphia rock band, and Stef Chura, a Detroit rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter. $15 ($18 at the door). [venue info]

Club Above: Open Mike

Hosted by Reigna Rein. Sign-up begins at 9 p.m. No cover. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Ross Huff Jazz Quartet

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz trumpeter Huff. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. His latest CD, Big Car Town, is a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Laurence Miller & the Love Maniacs

Local old-school R&B-based ensemble led by veteran avant-rocker Miller. The band includes keyboardist William Bennett, saxophonist- flutist Nathan Addison, bassist Randy Baker, and drummer Adam Berg. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band Paul Klinger’s Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]

 
 


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