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Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 25, 2019






 
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 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.
9 a.m., meet at Barton Park off Huron River Dr., 996-8440. [map]


 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 a.m. & 1 p.m. 

Champion Gymnastics Toddler Time: Champion Gymnastics.

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Join us for Toddler Time Monday - Friday 9:00-10:00am and Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-2:00pm. Have fun exploring and playing in our fun pits, bouncing on our 50' trampoline, play games and learn hand eye coordination, balance and more! There's always something to do at CGAA! Children 18 months or younger are FREE! All ages are welcome!
Champion Gymnastics, 7240 Jackson Rd. $7/ child. 7342221810. coachalexys@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-gym [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Employee Hiring, Selection and Motivation": Ann Arbor SCORE.

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Everyone knows that if you hire the right people for the right job, your company's productivity can skyrocket. However, one of the most difficult tasks a manager or entrepreneur faces today is finding that right person. In this workshop, you will learn how to properly prepare for an interview and use effective screening questions to increase your chances of finding the right fit. You will also learn what motivates an employee once you hire them and how to effectively reward the behaviors you are seeking. It's not always about the money.
Register at
https://annarborarea.score.org/event/employee-hiring-selection-and-motivation
NEW Center Building, 1100 N. Main Street. $10. admin.0655@scorevolunteer.org. admin.0655@scorevolunteer.org annarborarea.score.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.-noon  Free! 

Mah-Jongg: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs., except May 2. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Beginners welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [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]


 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs., except May 27. 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  Free! 

"Akeelah and the Bee": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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(Doug Atchison, 2006). Drama about an 8-year-old inner-city girl trying to make it to the National Spelling Bee. Bring your own lunch, if you like.
Noon, WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. 998-9351. [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]


 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.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Makerspace": Dexter District Library.

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Grades K-8 invited to do crafts and building challenges. Materials provided.
2 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 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.  Free! 

"Open Art for Teens": Saline District Library.

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Art supplies available for use, including watercolors, clay, markers, slime, and more.
3-4 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 3:30, 7 & 9:40 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.


 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]



 3:40 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.


 4, 5:50 & 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Books as Physical Objects: Examining Selections from the Clements Collection": U-M Clements Library.

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Clements conservator Julie Fremuth shows how materials in the library illustrate the history of paper, printing, and binding in America.
4 p.m., Clements Library, 909 South University. Free. Preregistration requested at myumi.ch/6w3WZ. [map]


 4:10, 6:45 & 9:30 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.


 4:15, 6:45 & 9:15 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]


 4:45, 7:30 & 9:40 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]


 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Board Game Night: The Loaded Die.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play popular board games (list available at theloadeddie.com). "Board Game Guru" on hand to answer questions. Raffle.
5-9 p.m., Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free (buy your own food & drink). facebook.com/drinkblom. [map]


 5:30 & 6:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., & Sun., beginning Apr. 18. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.

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The Sky Tonight (5:30 & 6:30 p.m. Thurs.; 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

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The Cosmic Recipe: Setting the Periodic Table (10:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) explores how the Big Bang and the stars created elements we interact with every day, including carbon, calcium, and silicon.

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Expedition Reef (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) provides an up-close look at the beauty and diversity of life in a coral reef threatened by climate change.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. 764-0478. [map]


 6 & 8:30 p.m. 

"Avengers: Endgame": State Theatre.

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Conclusion to Marvel Studios' 22-film arc known as the Infinity Saga.
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.


 6 p.m. 

"Kids in the Kitchen": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Members of the Junior League lead kids in grades K-4 (with caregiver) in science experiments that explore the vitamin and mineral content of food. Snacks & activities.
AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $15 (members, $10). Preregistration required at aahom.org. 995-9439. [map]


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Nature Walk": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A city naturalist leads a hike through Mary Beth Doyle Park to learn about native plants and animals. AADL Science Tools available for use during the walk.
6-7:30 p.m., meet in the parking lot off the south side of Packard, just east of Cobblestone Farm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 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 Assisted Living, 333 N. Occidental Hwy., Tecumseh. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [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]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Native American Perspectives": St. James Episcopal Church Coffee & Conversation.

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Talk by a speaker TBA. Light refreshments. The program begins with socializing.
6:30-8:30 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 3279 Broad St, Dexter. Free. (810) 599-3631. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Stop Motion Animation": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to create stop motion movies using paper, clay, and Lego figures. Participants then email themselves the finished product.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [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. 

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! 

Sam Ross: Literati Bookstore.

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This NYC poet reads from Company, his debut collection of "tough and tender" poems, according to Carl Phillips, who chose the collection for the Four Way Books Levis Prize. Followed by a conversation with Ross and New Jersey writer (and U-M MFA grad) Akil Kumarasamy. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Children of Nature: Origins of the Beatles' Tabula Rasa": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by U-M music theory professor Walter Everett, author of The Beatles as Musicians: Revolver through the Anthology. In anticipation of the upcoming May 11 Fab Faux performance.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Classical Syrian Music": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Vocalist Abdulsalam leads his band AlSalam in Qudud Halabiya, a form of Syrian Arab classical music developed in Aleppo, with lyrics from Muslim Spanish poetry and music based on secular, folk, and religious songs.
7-8 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Feisty Women Book Club": Saline District Library.

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All invited to discuss books by or about women. Mar. 28: Michelle Obama's 2018 memoir, Becoming. Apr. 25: Girl Waits with Gun, Amy Stewart's 2015 novel based on the true story of one of the first female deputy sheriffs. May 30: Jane Sherron De Hart's 2018 biography, Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life.
7 p.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Growing Microgreens": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Talk by a Michigan Folk School instructor.
7-9 p.m., Michigan Folk School at Staebler Farm, preregister for location. Free. Parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337.


 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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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://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 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. 

Murray Perahia: University Musical Society.

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Perahia concert canceled due to health concerns. Paul Lewis performs in his place. Lewis's Beethoven and Schubert cycles have received unanimous critical and public acclaim, and he is widely considered one of the world's foremost interpreters of central European classical repertoire. He's spent the past 2 years exploring connections between the sonatas of Haydn, the late piano works of Brahms, and Beethoven's Bagatelles and Diabelli Variations. Program: Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, Haydn's Piano Sonata in E minor, and Brahms' Three Intermezzi.
7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $12-$80 in advance at ums.org, the Michigan League, & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tommy Ryman: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Apr. 25-27. Debut local performance by this Minneapolis-based comic, named by Paste Magazine as one of "12 Great Stand-Up Comedians from the Midwest." He talks with affable whimsy about such things as growing up with hippie parents, dealing with the antics of his rescue dog, and the perils of planning a marriage proposal. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $15 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Brigadoon": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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This local professional theater company performs Lerner and Loewe's enduring 1947 romantic musical, the story of two Americans who stumble upon an enchanted village while hiking in Scotland. The town, Brigadoon, comes to life only one day in every hundred years, and this is a particularly eventful day--a wedding takes place, a disappointed suitor tries to wreak revenge on the whole town, and one of the Americans falls in love before the place vanishes into the mist. The show's many lovely, lilting tunes include "The Heather on the Hill," "It's Almost Like Being in Love," and the title song.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Thurs.; $36 (seniors, $34; youth & groups of 10 or more, $32) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $34 (seniors, $32; youth & groups of 10 or more, $30) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Fahrenheit 451": Ann Arbor Civic Theater.

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Apr. 25-28. David Widmayer directs local actors in Ray Bradbury's theatrical adaptation of his classic novel, set in a dystopian near-future where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found. Cast: Bridgit Cook, Jacquie Jones, Joshua Kay, Veronica Long, Matthew Miller, Maegan Murphy, Cyrina Ostgaard, Luc Robinson, Chris Grimm, Megan Shiplett, Tom Underwood, Elizabeth Wagner, and Laura Yakas.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $25 (seniors, $22; students, $12; Thurs. at the door only, pay what you can) in advance at a2ct.org & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 971-2228. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8 p.m. 

The Jacob Jolliff Band: The Ark.

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Yonder Mountain String Band mandolinist Jolliff leads this supergroup string quartet in his bluegrass and newgrass originals. With renowned improvising violinist Alex Hargreaves, the Deadly Gentleman guitarist Stash Wyslouch, and bassist Jeff Picker, who tours with Sarah Jarosz and Ricky Skaggs.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blue Llama: Roe Bickley Trio

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

Circ Bar: "Dance Party."

With different DJs TBA each week. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Scottie Alexander

Brighton singer-pianist who plays pop-rock covers by everyone from Elton John and Lionel Richie to Matchbox Twenty and Kings of Leon. [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]

Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds

Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May. [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]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike

All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Sam Corbin. [venue info]

 
 


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