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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. email@example.com sunshen.org [map]
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
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.
We've assembled a garden of earthy delights for our In the Garden show and sale running from May 3-June 30.
To welcome spring we've filled our gallery with a bounty of practical and artful ceramic ware for your garden. Yourist resident artists and selected students have been busily producing an abundance of garden-related pieces to adorn your garden.
It's the perfect opportunity to get ready for summer and also to find memorable gifts. From bird baths, feeders, and houses to garden gems, luminaria, planters, vases, wind chimes, and even toad houses, you'll find a selection of charming ceramic pieces to enliven your garden this year.
Come join us in our garden of earthy delights and let's get growing!
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. email@example.com http:
Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).
Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. except May 27. Westgate.
Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, May 29 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.
In this seminar you will learn how to use ads on different social media platforms to grow your business. We'll discuss placing ads on all of the most popular social media sites.
Choosing the right platforms to advertise on
Developing an effective campaign
Choosing the right audience
Setting a budget
Register at https:
NEW Center Office Building, 1100 North Main Street - Second floor. $10. firstname.lastname@example.org annarborarea.score.org [map]
"The Future of Work: How Will Your Grandkids Make a Living?": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.more >
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Rescheduled from January. May 16: WCC president & CEO Rose Bellanca on "Preparing Students for the Future of Work." May 30: Menlo Innovations CEO Rich Sheridan on "Build a Workplace People Love: Just Add Joy."
10-11:30 a.m., 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]
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]
A Hillside Terrace chef shows participants how to make frittatas.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free; preregistration recommended. 998-9353. [map]
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]
Every Thurs. Performances and activities.
May 2: Classical dance by Ballet Chelsea.
May 9: Cincinnati musician Shelley Graff leads attendees in group singing and shows how to harmonize. Beginners welcome.
May 16: World music by percussionist Mike List and bassist Dave Sharp.
May 23: Journal making workshop with music by guitarist Jake Reichbart.
May 30: Chamber music by Trio Cantabile.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]
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 email@example.com or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E. Stadium Blvd. $55 / month, $17 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. firstname.lastname@example.org sunshen.org [map]
Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.
Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. except May 27. Downtown.
Tues. 10-11 a.m. (May 28 only) Malletts Creek.
Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.
Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Traverwood, May 2 & 9; Malletts Creek, May 30.
Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except May 7, 14, 21, & 27), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.
Support your local farmer, food producer, and maker by shopping at the Pittsfield Township Farmers Market! The Pittsfield Township Farmers Market includes Live music, Kids Activities, Cooking Demonstrations, and more. The full up to date schedule of activities will be posted to our website: www.pittsfield-mi.gov
Prairie Park, 6201 W. Michigan Ave. Free. 734-822-2121. email@example.com http:
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 Northfield Township Area 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. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Staffers discuss different types of bacon and some of their favorite bacon preparations. Tastings.
5 & 6:30 p.m., Zingerman's Deli Upstairs. 422 Detroit St. $15 per kid includes tastings; parents welcome to lurk for free. Preregistration required. 663-3354.
Every Thurs., Sat., & Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.
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.
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.
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.
Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. 764-0478. [map]
A chance to view LSNC's birds of prey and Critter House animals close up, along with presentations by LSNC educators. Also, a catered dinner with live music.
5:30-9 p.m., Leslie Science Center, 1831 Traver Rd. $125. Preregistration required. 997-1553. [map]
Celebrate the release of the 2019 Guide to Local Food with local snacks, drinks, music and conversation!
Cultivate Coffee and Taphouse, 307 N River St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198, Ypsilanti. Free. email@example.com www.localdifference.org [map]
A city naturalist leads a hike through Bird Hills Nature Area to learn about native plants and animals. AADL Science Tools available for use during the walk.
6-7:30 p.m., meet at the Bird Rd. entrance near Huron River Dr.; additional parking available at the Barton Dam parking lot. Free. 327-4200. [map]
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]
Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 15-25 miles, through some of the area's hillier terrain.
6:30 p.m., Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297, 971-2121. [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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
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. email@example.com https:
Tempesta Market co-owner Tony Fiasche hosts a dinner showcasing his famous spicy spreadable pork sausage, 'nduja. Fiasche and his father are known as the "Sausage Kings of Chicago."
7-9 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $75. Reservations required. 663-3663. [map]
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]
Craft project for all grade 6-adult.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]
Indianapolis writer Ana Johns discusses her new novel, set in 1957 Japan, about a 17-year-old, poised to enter an arranged marriage, who gets pregnant by an American sailor. When her family casts her out, she's forced to make choices that ripple across generations. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.
All invited to discuss Camille Dungy's 2018 collection that revolves around themes of environmental degradation, abuse of power, and survival.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Veteran British folk-rock singer-songwriter best known for his mid-70s hits "Year of the Cat" and "Time Passages." He is backed by The Empty Pockets, a rootsy country-rock quartet from Chicago that describes its music as "catchy rock 'n roll with a smack of Texas saloon and a taste of Motown soul."
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $40 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (relocated to the Michigan League during the Union's renovation) and theark.org, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]
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]
Every Thurs.-Sun., May 24-June 16. Diane Hill directs the Michigan premiere of Philadelphia playwright James Ijames's 2017 award-winning drama about 4 African American men who struggle to understand the circumstances of their deaths while stuck in a cosmic waiting room. It's "a singularly affecting contribution to a niche genre of theatre that often comes across as labored and contrived," says a New York Times review. "It radiates an urgent and hypnotic theatrical energy." Starring Miles Bond, Dan Johnson, Jonathan Jones, and Dez Walker.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets are $22 or pay what you can afford, in advance at theatrenova.org and (if available) at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]
May 30 & 31 and June 1. Loretta Grimes directs local actors in British playwright Rory Kinnear's critically acclaimed 2013 comic drama about a family in crisis. The mother of a severely disabled man prepares an intimate family dinner to celebrate his 21st birthday, but everything goes wrong, from untimely revelations by her 33-year-old daughter to an unexpected visit from her estranged ex-husband. New York Times critic Charles Isherwood calls it "lively and moving … breathing with real, complicated life." Cast: Lisa Coveney, Lenore Ferber, Michael Haifleigh, Brian Hayes, Chris Krenz, and Katie Whitney.
8 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20 & $25 (café table seating for 2, $55) in advance at a2tix.com
Blind Pig: Jay Electronica
Veteran New Orleans rapper. Openers: the local hip-hop collective 7 Chakraz, the Ypsilanti hip-hop ensemble Approachable Minorities, and local hip-hop MC Tru Klassik. $28.
Blue Llama: Pete Siers Organic Roots Quartet
Ensemble led by Siers, a veteran local drummer known for his hard-swinging, intensely physical yet sensitive style.
Circ Bar: "Dance Party"
With different DJs TBA each week.
Conor O'Neill's: Mia Green
Young Detroit-area pop-folk singer-songwriter.
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.
Earle: Jake Reichbart
Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.
Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson
Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio.
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.
Mash: The Urban Legend Trio
Soul-based music by this Toledo ensemble whose music also draws on elements of blues, funk, R&B, and jazz.
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.
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.
Whitmore Lanes & Lounge: Open Mike
Hosted by area singer-songwriter Mark Vashon.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike
All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Annie Capps.
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