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Calendar of Events

Monday, September 16, 2019






 
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 9 a.m. 

"Toddler Time": Champion Gymnastics.

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Join us for Toddler Time
Monday: 9:00-10:00am
Tuesday: 9:00-10:00am & 1:00-2:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-12:00pm * your ONE hour begins when you arrive*
Thursday: 9:00-10:00am & 1:00-2:00pm
Friday: 9:00-10:00am
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]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

Welcoming Week 2019: Jewish Family Services.

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During this annual series of events, Washtenaw County as a Welcoming Community become part of a global movement to recognize the economic, social and cultural advantage of welcoming all people, regardless of origin of birth.
By participating in Welcoming Week, the following businesses recognize that being a welcoming community for all makes everyone stronger economically, socially, and culturally.
Please patronize these Welcoming Week businesses by downloading your own "I'm A Welcomer" packet and showing it to the staff!
https://files.constantcontact.com/a8dc887f001/5d479f59-13f7-4c40-b018-30e03a7fb7ab.pdf
Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County, 2245 South State Street, Ste 200. Free. 9895339357. jbjarvi@jfsannarbor.org [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"A2 Early Morning Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Pace & destination TBA.
8 a.m. (9 a.m. in Sept.), meet at Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd Free. 996-8440. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.

Call if temperatures are below 45 degrees.
9 a.m. (except in Oct., 10 a.m.), meet at Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. 663-5060.


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Daughters of Memory: Paintings and Poems on the Nine Muses": U-M Residential College.

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Daughters of Memory: Paintings and Poems on the Nine Muses is an interdisciplinary show of works by Cindy Sowers exploring the elusive sources for the ancient figures of the Muses, as well as the appropriation of these figures by different artists through the ages.
RC Art Gallery East Quadrangle, 701 East University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. (734) 763-0032. https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/65767-16654022.html [map]



 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Baby Playgroups": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon-Thurs. Hour-long program for kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings, please.

Mon. 10:30 a.m. (Downtown)

Tues., except Dec. 24, 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek)

Wed., except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1, 11 a.m. (Pittsfield)

Thurs. 2 p.m. (Westgate) & 6:30 p.m. (Malletts Creek).
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 Noon-3 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy and poker that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Seniors at Washtenaw Community College": Saline Area Senior Center.

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WCC president Rose Bellanca discusses the school's outreach to seniors.
1-2 p.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-9274. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies Colloquium Series.

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Sept. 16 & 23. Talks by visiting scholars. Sept. 16: University of Hawaii geography professor Reece Jones on "Border Walls and Violent Borders." Sept. 23: UC-Santa Cruz Mediterranean studies professor Camilo Gómez-Rivas on "Islamic Law in Movement--Saints, Merchants, and Technocrats."
2 p.m., 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 647-4143. [map]


 3:50 p.m. 

"David Crosby: Remember My Name": State Theatre.

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A.J. Eaton's 2019 documentary about the late career renaissance of the iconic folk-rock singer-songwriter.
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 & 9:50 p.m. 

"IT Chapter Two": State Theatre.

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(Andy Muschetti, 2019). Horror sequel set 27 years after the original, where a group of misfit kids battle a killer supernatural clown.
Various times, 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]


 4:10, 6:45, & 9:25 p.m. 

"The Goldfinch": State Theatre.

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(John Crowley, 2019). Adaptation of the Donna Tarot novel about a boy is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Various times. 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.


 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Official Secrets": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Gavin Hood, 2019). Thriller, based on the true story of a British whistleblower who exposed an illegal US wiretapping operation designed to force the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 Iraq invasion. Keira Knightley,
Various times, 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 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Thurs. beginning Sept. 4. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows. Rehearsals usually last 1-2 hours.
4:45 p.m., Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582.


 4:45 p.m. 

"Mike Wallace is Here": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Avi Belkin, 2019). Documentary about this prominent investigative journalist.
Various times, 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]


 5:30 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.
Northfield Township Senior Center, 9101 N. Main St., Whitmore Lake. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

Full Body Fit: Better Living Fitness.

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Small-Group Personal Training. A full body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine with customization to your fitness level
Better Living Fitness Center, 2960 Washtenaw Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $20. (734) 747-0123. betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Kids Integrated Group: Still Waters Counseling.

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This group, aimed at kids age 10-13, introduces various techniques for understanding and expressing emotions, social skills, and relaxation techniques. Kids learn to understand how their brain works and how to use the whole brain to improve their emotions and mental health. Art, mindfulness, brain integration, Tai Chi, and many other techniques come together to give kids a comprehensive mental health toolkit. The group meets for 6 consecutive Monday evenings, for 2 hours. The group is facilitated by several trained therapists at Still Waters Counseling. There is a concurrent parent group, focusing on the Nurtured Heart Approach, for those interested. Spots are limited, so register soon!
Still Waters Counseling, 137 Keveling Dr. Saline MI 48176, Saline. Insurance Copays or $45 per 2 hour session, $270 total. 7349443446. contact@still-waters-counseling.com www.still-waters-counseling.com [map]


 6 p.m. 

SUN SHEN Nei-Gong Class: SUN SHEN.

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The SUN SHEN Nei-Gong System is a comprehensive system of meditation practices to build awareness and ability to harness and cultivate your own energy system and mind. With these practices you will learn how to increase your energy, balance your energy system, increase your energy flow and relaxation, and experience greater pleasure. This class is great for anyone who would like to enhance their health, their energy healing skills, mental calm and focus, and capacity for experiencing pleasure and happiness. Classes are held Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop-in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Sat., except Sept. 2. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (8 a.m. Sat.), 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.), the Session Room, 3685 Jackson (Thurs.), & 5700 Jackson (Sat.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 548-6299 (Wed.), & 929-9022 (Thurs. & Sat.). [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Stitches & Knots: Drop-In Knitting and Crochet": Saline District Library.

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All invited to bring a fiber art project to work on.
6:30-8:30 p.m., SDL Brecon Rm., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"AIReal Yoga: Core Power": Ringstar Studio.

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AIReal Yoga is real yoga, practiced with the assistance of a "silk" hammock. Not to be confused with its circus counterpart, practitioners breathe, stretch, and strengthen just as you would in a ground-based practice, while taking advantage of deeper stretches and unique poses.
Gymnastic flexibility, ahtletic strength, and master yogi-level experience not required. You can even enjoy AIReal Yoga even if you can't touch your toes and you've never attended a regular yoga class before.
This special one-time offering will focus on poses that strengthen and tone the core muscles of the torso. While it is an intense physical practice, the poses are accessible to people at any level of ability. No previous experience necessary.
Class sizes are very small- maximum of 6 people- so online preregistration is required.
Weekly classes are also available. See our schedule for details.
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. $15. 734-335-1625. mail@a2ringstar.com https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/a2ringstar?k_class=149710&k_class_tab=6712 [map]



 7 p.m. 

"The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra Roars Back to Life": Zal Gaz Grotto.

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The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra ROARS BACK TO LIFE to begin their 31st season of presenting great Monday night big band jazz at their home, Zal Gaz Grotto in Ann Arbor. Sarah D'Angelo will join PKO to sing, play clarinet and spread joy! Sarah will debut Keller's new PKO arrangement of W. C. Handy's classic Saint Louis Blues, and two of Keller's new Constellation songs called Aquarius and Gemini (with lyrics by Sarah D'Angelo). Lots of fun big band swinging and singing in that beloved, straight-ahead PKO fashion!
Showtime 7 till 10 PM
PKO's guest student band is The Jake Lee Quintet. Jake is a senior at A2 Community High School; his impressive trumpet playing and string bass playing will blow you away! Jake Lee Quintet will play a 30 minute Intermezzo at about 8:15 PM.
*Zal Gaz Grotto is a humble, clean and welcoming haven for jazz lovers
*Good food and drinks at ZGG - all reasonably priced
*$10 at the door helps pay the musicians
*Under 18 years old enter FREE
*Fre
Zal Gaz Grotto. $10 cover charge. 734-663-1202.



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. beginning Sept. 9. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each session begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Sept. 9: "10 Minutes to Live--Now What?" Sept. 16: "Dreams & Nightmares: The Science Behind the Stories of Your Mind." Sept. 23: "Stem Cells: The Miracle Cure You May Be Missing Out On." Sept. 30: "A Story of Hope from Rwanda."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

New Members Night: Out Loud Chorus.

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Sept. 16 & 23. Beginning to advanced singers invited to join the weekly rehearsal of this chorus of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their friends. Snacks.
7-9:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium. Free. outloudchorus@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Robert Perrish: Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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This Michigan Plein Air Painters co-founder discusses his design, sculpture, and painting work.
7 p.m., AAWA Headquarters, 4844 Jackson, ste. 100. Free. annarborwomenartists@gmail.com. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Budapest: The Heart of Europe": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by area resident Mariya Fogarasi, who spent a decade in central Europe.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate": Literati Bookstore.

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U-M history professor Alexandra Minna Stern discusses her new book, subtitled "How the Alt-Right is Warping the American Imagination," that explores concepts such as "red-pilling," strategic trolling, gender essentialism, and other white nationalist tropes. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Rob Zombie's 3 from Hell": Fathom Events.

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Sept. 16-18. Sequel to Zombie's 2005 horror flick The Devil's Rejects. With auxiliary content (Sept. 16 & 17), a poster giveaway (Sept. 16), and a double feature of both films (Sept. 18). Ann Arbor 20 only (except Sept. 17, Ann Arbor 20 & Quality 16, 3686 Jackson).
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 623-7469 (Quality 16). [map]


 7:10 & 9:40 p.m. 

"Brittany Runs a Marathon": State Theatre.

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(Paul Downs Colaizzo, 2019). Comedy about a woman who takes control of her life by training for a marathon.
State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8. statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7:15 & 9:40 p.m. 

"Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice": State Theater.

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(Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, 2019). Documentary about the iconic pop-rock singer.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Game Changers" Special Screening.

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The Game Changers is a new film executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan that documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports, mixing real-time, groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph. The film features some of the strongest, fastest and toughest athletes on the planet - and it's backed by them too - with additional EPs including Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic, and nine-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul.
Directed by Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos, The Game Changers follows the story of James Wilks-elite Special Forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter-as he travels the world on a quest for the truth about meat, protein, and strength. Showcasing elite athletes, special ops soldiers, and visionary scientists. Wilks' journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but the health of the entire global population.
Quality 16, 3686 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $12. avalon.jones@civic-us.com https://www.fathomevents.com/events/the-game-changers [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. beginning Sept. 9. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 274-0773. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Yizhak Schotten: U-M School of Music.

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Tentative. This U-M viola professor performs Schubert's String Trio in B-flat Major, Arpeggione Sonata, and Trout Quintet. With violinists Aaron Berofsky and Kathryn Votapek, bassist Maximilian Dimoff, cellist Nathaniel Pierce, and pianist Hye Jin Cho--all U-M music professors.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Discover Our Underwater Forests! Michigan's Aquatic Plants": Michigan Botanical Club.

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Talk by MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife aquatic ecologist Jo Latimore. The program begins with a short business meeting. Preceded at 5:45 p.m. by "Dinner with the Speaker" (Rappourt, 2721 Plymouth Rd.; buy your own dinner).
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Game Changers": Fathom Events.

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(Louie Psihoyos, 2018). Documentary about professional athletes' rising interest in plant-based diets. Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, and NBA All-Star Chris Paul.
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).


 7:30 p.m. 

"Treasure Hunt": Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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A chance to sift through a big grab box of foreign covers (envelopes with canceled stamps) purchased from the American Philatelic Society. Small charge for each cover you take home. Also, club members prepare for the annual stamp show, Nov. 2 & 3.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free admission. 761-5859. [map]


 9:35 p.m. 

"The Farewell": State Theatre.

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(Lulu Wang, 2019). Awkwafina stars in this dramatic comedy about a woman who returns to China after her grandmother's terminal cancer diagnosis.
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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Cursive

All ages admitted. Veteran Omaha indie rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Tim Kasher. Opener: Oquoa, an Omaha space-rock quartet. $16 ($18 at the door). 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Cat Canyon

Veteran Detroit roots-rock singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Roe Bickley Kramer Trio

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

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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