Ann Arbor Observer cover
Winter Celebration on Pontiac Tr. Pastel painting by Laura Strowe.
Ann Arbor Weather:
Saturday November 27, 2021
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed


            1   2
  3   4   5   6   7   8   9
 10  11  12  13  14  15  16
 17  18  19  20  21  22  23
 24  25  26  27  28  29  30

Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 

30th Annual Gaming Convention: U•Con.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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
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 930-6363. [map]

 9 a.m. 

Fall 2019 5K: Girls on the Run.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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; $30 (kids dash, $15) after Nov. 16., 712-5640. [map]

 9 a.m. 

Girls on the Run of Southeastern MI 5K: Girls on the Run of Southeastern MI.

  community member   < less GOTR 5K logo

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. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Dexter and Points West Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.

 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]

 11 a.m. 

Full Body Fit: Better Living Fitness.

  community member   < less

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. [map]

 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]

 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts. Artist demos (noon-3 p.m.) include a cedar birdhouse (Nov. 3) and cork bags & accessories (Nov. 10). Also, a raffle (Nov. 10).
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]

 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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., 846-9418.

 Noon-5 p.m.  Free! 

Peter Sparling: Paintings & Videos 2019: Gallery 22 North & Equality Michigan.

  community member   < less acrylic on canvas by Peter Sparling

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:
Gallery 22 North, 22 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. [map]

 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Diverging Jewish Identities: Israel and America": Jewish Cultural Society Book Fair.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Talk by University of California Jewish & Israel studies professor and social activist Tomer Persico.
JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. 971-0990. [map]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Fantasy Pocket Map": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All teens & adults invited to make a self-folding miniature map of an imaginary geography.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Frozen Coloring Party!": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Gaming Tournaments": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Nov. 23 & 24. Video game tournaments. Nov. 23: "Splatoon 2: Hyper Local Splatfest." For grade 6-adult. Nov. 24: "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe."
AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm. Free. 327-4200.

 1-1:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Spanish Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Local writer & teacher Consuelo Digón tells stories and sings songs in Spanish. For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
AADL Downtown Youth Story Corner. Free. 327-4200.

 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Beginning French-Canadian Genealogy": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]

 2 p.m. 

Dexter High School Drama Club 3D Series.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

. 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]

 2 p.m. 

"12 Angry Jurors": Saline High School Drama Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]

 2 p.m. 

"Bare": U-M MUSKET.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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, at the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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 and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Songs of the Angels": Kerrytown Concert House.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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; reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Take Your Pick: Collecting Found Photographs": UMMA.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]

 2 p.m. 

"The Matchmaker": Greenhills School.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]

 2 p.m. 

"The Secret Garden": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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 and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Yellowman": EMU Theater Department.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.

 3 p.m. 

"Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Description change: (Chester & Sidney Franklin, 1917). Silent, child-acted fantasy film based on the Middle Eastern folk tale of Aladdin. With live organ accompaniment. 3 p.m.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 3:20 & 6 p.m. 

"Pain and Glory": State Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Pedro Almodóvar, 2019). A film director in physical decline who reflects on his career. Spanish, subtitles.
State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8., 668-TIME.

 3:20, 6, & 8:30 p.m. 

"The Report": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Scott Burns, 2019). Drama about an FBI agent who investigates the CIA's use of torture on suspected terrorists in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Adam Driver.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 3:30 & 8:30 p.m. 

"Frankie": State Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Ira Sachs, 2019). Drama about a large family's vacation to a European resort town.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free)., 668-TIME.

 3:30 & 8 p.m. 

"The Irishman": Michigan Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Martin Scorsese, 2019). Biopic about American gangster Frank Sheeran as he recalls his past involvement in crime. Robert De Niro & Al Pacino.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4-8 p.m.  Free! 

Alex Pratt Ceramics Exhibition: Yourist Studio Gallery.

  community member   < less Sgrafitto grouping by Alex Pratt

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. [map]

 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Percussion Ensemble: U-M School of Music.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

This ensemble of music majors performs works TBA. Note: limited seating.
4 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 4 - 5:30 p.m. 

Wu Style Tai Chi.

  community member   < less

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. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Woman of the Apocalypse Crowned with Stars": Ypsilanti Pipe Organ Festival.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]

 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sun. All invited to play card and board games. Also, Dungeon Master on hand to lead a game of Dungeons & Dragons. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
5:30-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]

 6-11 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. Game materials provided.
6-11 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. [map]

 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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 to confirm or check 717-1569. [map]

 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Painting for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

25th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service: Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]

 7 p.m. 

"A Midsummer Night's Dream": University Musical Society.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Neapolitan Baroque Masters": U-M Orpheus Singers.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]

 7:30 p.m. 

Open Stage: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All performers invited to showcase their talents.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. Sign up for an 8-minute spot at (989) 455-4484. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

U-M Ice Hockey.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Nov. 8 & 9: Minnesota. 7 p.m.

Nov. 14: MSU. 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 6 & 7: Penn State. 8:30 p.m. (Dec. 6) & 7:30 p.m. (Dec. 7).

Jan. 25: U. S National Development Team. Exhibition game against a team of players age 17 & under in the Plymouthr-based U.S. National Development Team. 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 31 & Feb. 1: OSU. 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 7 & 8: Wisconsin. 6:30 p.m. (Feb. 7) & 7:30 (Feb. 8)

Feb. 21 & 22: Notre Dame 6 p.m. (Feb. 21) & 4 p.m. (Feb. 22)
Various times (see listing), Yost Ice Arena, 1016 S. State. Tickets $10-$65 at 764-0247. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Joker": State Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Todd Phillips, 2019). Drama from the perspective of Batman's nemesis, caught between apathy and cruelty. Joaquin Phoenix.
State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8., 668-TIME.

 8 p.m. 

Abigail Stauffer & the Wisdom: The Ark.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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, and at the door. [map]

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 10 a.m., noon, and 2 & 4 p.m  Free! 

Canceled: U-M Natural History Museum Tours.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sat. & Sun., except Mar. 22 Thirty-minute guided tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (noon & 4 p.m.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (2 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]

 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (3:30 p.m.) 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]

 7-9 p.m. 

Canceled: Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Sun. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Old Town: Rochelle Clark

Talented Chelsea singer-songwriter who's half of the The Potter's Field Americana duo. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam"

Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night."

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA. [venue info]


You might also like:

Death Rates in Ann Arbor?
Question Corner: October 2021
Tim Athan
Health Care - Childbirth
Restaurants with Wi-Fi
A clickable zoomable map
Jimmy Hoffa at the Law Quad
After Bobby Kennedy castigated the Teamsters' leader, students snuck him in the window.
Donnelly Wright Hadden
Dangerous Dogs
"We now have a mechanism for authorities to keep a record of dog versus dog violence."
Julie Halpert
Ann Arbor Running Company Expands
Adding a new store in Traver Village
Micheline Maynard
The Fourth Wave
Covid-19 is rising again, and it's here to stay. What does that mean?
James Leonard
Remembering Professor Don Cameron, by Jeffrey A. Stacey
Classes, Seminars, and Workshops
a guide to local holiday shopping and events
a2view the Ann Arbor Observer's weekly email newsletter