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:
Nov. 22-24. 400-600 competitors are expected to turn out to play a wide spectrum of tabletop games, from board games of all kinds (including European family-oriented board games) and role-playing games (including some RPGA-sanctioned events) to collectible card games and miniaturized simulations of historical and fictional battlefields. A "Kid U•Con" area features a variety of games and activities for kids. Participants also are invited to bring in games to play in an open gaming area. Representatives of game design companies are on hand to discuss and demonstrate their games. Also, a dealers' room with sales and demos of games. Registration begins today at 9 a.m. Complete schedule of events available at ucon-gaming.org.
8 a.m.-10 p.m. (Fri.), 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (Sun.), Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, 1275 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Weekend pass $25 in advance, $35 (students and active & retired military, $25) at the door. Fri. & Sun., $15 in advance, Sat. $20 in advance, $25 at the door; kids ages 7-12 (accompanied by an adult), $10; kids 6 & under, free. Also, $2-$4 to play most games. Advance registration available online at ucon-gaming.org. 930-6363. [map]
Noncompetitive 5-km run for girls age 6 & up and their coaches, families, and friends. Also, a kids dash for kids age 5 & under.
9 a.m. (registration begins at 7:15 a.m.), St. Joseph Hospital Ellen Thompson Women's Health Center, 5320 Elliott Dr., Ypsilanti. $28 (kids dash, $12) in advance by Nov. 16 at girlsontherunsemi.org; $30 (kids dash, $15) after Nov. 16. email@example.com, 712-5640. [map]
Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Our Southeastern Michigan organization covers 5 counties, including Washtenaw, Livingston, Lenawee, Monroe, and Jackson, and serves over 2000 girls a year in the 3rd through 8th grade. At the end of a 10 week after-school program, girls participate in a celebratory untimed 5K event and learn about goal accomplishment and making the seemingly impossible possible.
We invite all community members to participate in our 5K event to support the girls and enjoy a fun run/walk.
St. Joseph Mercy Healthy System, 5320 Elliott Dr, Ypsilanti. $28 early/ $30 late registration. 734-712-5640. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Every Sunday from 9:45-10:45am, this donation yoga class is offered at Mota Thai Yoga. MTY's most recent graduates are the teachers of this class. Each week will be a little different as the teachers have different teaching styles. However, this class tends to be a gentle yoga class, combining flow and holding/stretching postures to get you ready to start your day. The studio is be heated between 80-85 degrees.
We are located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.
Suggested donation $5-$20.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. email@example.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. 30-minute guided tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (10 a.m. & 2 p.m.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (Noon & 4 p.m.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
Every Sun. Moderate/fast-paced round-trip rides to Chelsea, the Waterloo Recreation Area, Mt. Hope Rd., and Munith, with destination determined by riders.
9 a.m. (Oct.) & 10 a.m. (Nov.), meet at the B2B trail head by the Forest Lawn Cemetery, corner of Broad & Grand, Dexter. Free. 347-1259.
Every Thurs., Sat., & Sun., Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.
The Sky Tonight (5:30 & 6:30 p.m. Thurs., 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky.
Molecularium (10:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an animated exploration of the atoms and molecules that comprise the universe.
Black Holes (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) details new developments in the study of supermassive black holes, including the one at the center of our galaxy.
Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. 764-0478. [map]
Small-Group Personal Training. A full body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine with customization to your fitness level.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $20. firstname.lastname@example.org betterlivingfitness.com [map]
Hands-on 20-minute demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. In "How to Become a Fossil" (3 p.m.), participants handle real fossils while learning how fossils form and how fossil casts are made. For ages 5+.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. email@example.com, 846-9418.
Every Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals.
11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
Renowned Michigan dancer/choreographer and visual artist Peter Sparling partners with Gallery 22 North and Equality Michigan for a show of Sparling's new paintings and videos at Ypsilanti's Gallery 22 North, 22 N. Huron in November, 2019. Half of all proceeds from the month-long show will go to Equality Michigan. An Opening Reception will be held Friday, November 1, 7-10 p.m., to celebrate the show with members of Equality Michigan and the Southwest Michigan community. There will be a private showing for Equality Michigan guests only with artist's talk from 5-7 pm. To sign up for reception, contact Erin Knott at Equality Michigan: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gallery 22 North, 22 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. email@example.com [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off a cougar (2 p.m.) and a skunk (4 p.m.). Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a pancake tortoise, a tenrec, an African bullfrog, a chameleon, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]
Talk by University of California Jewish & Israel studies professor and social activist Tomer Persico.
JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. 971-0990. [map]
All kids in grades K-5 invited to color characters from the popular Disney franchise.
AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower. 327-4200. Free. [map]
Talk by Lineage Journeys (Milford) genealogist Judy Nimer Chipps Muhn. Followed by a talk by a club member, "There Are No Dumb Questions in Genealogical Research."
Dixboro United Methodist Church, 5221 Church Rd. Free. 483-2799. [map]
REMEMBERING WHOLENESS | DARSHAN WITH THE MOTHER
Dates: 9/22, 10/20, 11/24, 12/15
Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
Registration: No registration needed, this is an open session
Please be on time, seated by 2 PM; latecomers will be asked to wait together in the outer hall and come in together at 2:20.
Darshan is an event in consciousness-an interaction between the human and the divine, which focuses and draws up the consciousness of the human. The Mother takes each person's hands and looks into his/her eyes. Many people are deeply moved because she mirrors back to each his/her own divinity, the Divine Mother in each of our hearts.
Facilitators: Barbara Brodsky who channels The Mother
Cost: Offered as dana (donation)
More info: https:
704 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108, deepspring.org, 6655 Jackson Rd., Unit 565. Donation. 7344775848. firstname.lastname@example.org deepspring.org [map]
. Nov. 21-24. DHS students direct and perform 2 programs of 3 one-acts they've either selected or written themselves.
Nov. 21 & 23: DHS student Natalie Haney's adaptation of the horror comedy film Re-Animator, DHS students Paige Chrisner and Annabelle Gauthier's adaptation of S.L. Gilbow's dystopian short story Red Card, and popular Arkansas playwright Werner Trieschmann's 2008 comedy The Absolute Most Cliched Elevator Play in the History of the Entire Universe .
Nov. 22 & 24: DHS student Lindsay Price's Lewis Carroll adaptation Alice, DHS student Victoria Ward's drama about communal grief Mara, and Sunflowers , DHS students Adam Hershner & Kelsey Walter's high school musical about accepting one's own identity.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Dexter High School Center for the Performing Arts, 2200 N. Parker at Shield, Dexter. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $10) at the door only. 424-4240. [map]
Nov.22-24.Kristen Glatz directs Saline High students in an adaptation of 12 Angry Men, Reginald Rose's engrossing 1954 drama about a diverse group of jurors deliberating a seemingly open-and-shut murder case.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Saline High School, 1300 Campus Pkwy., Saline. Tickets TBA. 401-4644. [map]
Nov. 22-24. James Harbaugh directs fellow students in Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo's rock opera about teens trying to make it through their senior year at a coed Catholic boarding school.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $11 (students, $7) in advance at ummusket.org, at the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 19-Dec. 21. Michelle Mountain directs the world premiere of Livonia playwright David MacGregor's 2nd Sherlock Holmes play, which features the Victorian super sleuth solving a case for the playboy Prince of Wales on the eve of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Coincidentally, the master chef Auguste Escoffier needs the detective's help as well. Cast: Mark Colson, Paul Stroili, Sarab Kamoo, Caitlin Cavannaugh, Tom Whalen, and David Bendena.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $32 (Wed.), $28 (Thurs.), $42 (Fri. eve.), $43 (weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]
Detroit-based soprano Angela Theis, an original member of Michigan Opera Theatre Studio, and area mezzo-soprano Diane Rae Schoff perform duets from the operatic, sacred, and spiritual repertoire. With pianist Timothy Cheek.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com; reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of more than a thousand 20th-century found photos.
2 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
Nov. 22-24. Emily Wilson-Tobin directs upper school students in Thornton Wilder's 1954 comedy--the inspiration for Hello, Dolly!--about a bossy matchmaker from Yonkers, NY.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Greenhills, 850 Greenhills Dr. Tickets $10 (students & seniors, $5). 205-4098. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun. (except Nov. 28), Nov. 14-Dec. 22. This local professional theater company performs Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman's 1989 musical adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved children's novel set in Victorian England. Sent to live in the cheerless house of her reclusive, widowed uncle and his invalid son, an orphan girl discovers a hidden garden that reintroduces joy to her life and that of her relatives. The songs, with many lyrics drawn from the original text, have been described as "fetching" by the New York Times.
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]
Nov. 22-24. Casaundra Freeman directs EMU students in Dael Orlandersmith's 2002 Pulitzer finalist, a two-actor multi-character love story exploring internal racism within the black community. Set in a Gullah community in 1960s South Carolina, it's the story of a large, dark-skinned African American woman who dreams of life beyond the confines of her small-town southern upbringing, and the light-skinned muscular man whose fate is tragically intertwined with hers from youth through adulthood.
EMU Sponberg Theater, Ford St., Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors, $14; students, $12; kids 12 & under, $7) in advance at emutix, and at the door. 487-2282.
Yourist Studio Gallery is delighted to feature the works of master potter and Yourist instructor Alex Pratt throughout November. Alex's sumptuous pots are beautifully thrown and always inspiring. Alex uses sgraffito, carving, and slip inlay on porcelain vessels, placing stylized natural forms in a geometric framework. Alex is inspired by the freely-applied linear decoration of Oribe pottery and the tightly interlocking compositional style of Cubist painting and sculpture. Alex is a ceramic artist from Dearborn, Michigan, who received his BFA from the University of Michigan, has taught throughout southeastern Michigan, and exhibits his work widely.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. email@example.com http:
Weekly Wu Style Tai Chi with Marilyn Feingold. Learn the ancient art of meditation in motion with this 'soft style' martial art emphasizing relaxation and balance. Suggested donation $5. Drop ins welcome.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Donation. 734-994-3387. firstname.lastname@example.org www.jewelheart.org [map]
Acclaimed Ypsilanti organist Marijim Thoene premieres this commissioned piece by Jiri Teml and performs music by Bach, Marcel Dupré, and Charles Tournemire. Followed by a reception.
4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Ypsilanti, 300 N. Washington St., Yspilanti. Free. 482-1525. [map]
Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., outdoors in Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Free. Email email@example.com to confirm or check meetup.com
Nov. 20 & 24. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a directed painting activity to learn how to paint a Georgia O'Keeffe-style watercolor (Nov. 20) and an acrylic winter landscape (Nov. 24).
6-8 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]
Music, readings, and meditations by local representatives from many faith traditions. All encouraged to donate nonperishable food or money for those in need. Refreshments.
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 424-1535. [map]
Tape-delayed live broadcast of the National Theatre (London) production of Shakespeare's delightful comedy-fantasia, about the dispute between Oberon and Titania, king and queen of the fairies, and the unfortunate mortals caught in their mischievous doings. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the staging of this production mixes Elizabethan culture with contemporary stage theatrics (such as suspended acrobatics and confetti rain). Featuring Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Titania and Hippolyta.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $25 (MTF members, $21, & students, $12-$20). 764-2538. [map]
This student choir performs Francesco Durante's "Vespro Breve," Leonardo Leo's Magnificat a Cinque Voci, and Baldassare Galuppi's "Laudate Pueri."
7 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]
Local singer-songwriter with a rich, resonant alto voice who's known for her piercing, emotionally direct pop-folk and pop-rock songs. Her new band the Wisdom includes cellist Dave Haughey, percussionist Jonathan Taylor, and violinist Katie VanDusen. Opener: southwest Michigan multi-instrumentalist Jordan Hamilton.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (relocated to the Michigan League during the Union's renovation) and the ark.org, and at the door. [map]
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends
Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes.
Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra
Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. 6-8 p.m.
Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience
With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. Also, different guest musicians each week. 6-8 p.m.
Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session
All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session.
Old Town: Rochelle Clark
Talented Chelsea singer-songwriter who's half of the The Potter's Field Americana duo.
Ravens Club: "Sol Jazz Sundays"
A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by different guests each week, today vocalist Liz Smith.
Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam"
Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments.
Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night."
Hot swing dance ensemble TBA.
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