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Calendar of Events

Sunday, December 1, 2019






 
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 8 a.m. 

"Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Healing": Verapose Yoga & Meditation House.

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As we greet the sunrise together, with still minds and open hearts, our awareness of nature and subtle energies is heightened. Plugging into nature, and the circadian rhythms of the planet through the power of sound is essential to our wellbeing, where in a state of total relaxation, healing and connection to a higher consciousness can take place. We can then approach the day ahead with a more open heart and calm mind, while simultaneously being a bright light to the folks in our life.
The sound healing, is a sound meditation or sound bath, that begins with each person lying down in a comfortable position, often with a blanket and an eye mask. After a few minutes of guided focus on the breath, the remainder of the experience is filled with various sounds, tones, and frequencies being introduced in succession.
Duration 60 minutes.
Verapose Yoga & Meditation House, 3173 Baker Road, Dexter. $25. victoria@veraposeyoga.com www.veraposeyoga.com [map]



 8-10 a.m. 

Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Programs presented by Hudson Mills naturalist Kim Sherwin. Oct. 6 (8 a.m.): "Fall Birding." A guided walk to look for migrating birds, which includes an informal game of "Name that Warbler." For beginning and experienced birders.

Oct. 12 (4 p.m.): "Trick or Treat Along the Trail." Families invited to visit with Halloween and nature characters on the trail and then return to the Activity Center for cider, doughnuts, and craft activities. Costumes encouraged.

Oct. 13 (1 p.m.): "Pumpkin Carving Party." All invited to carve a pumpkin. Designs available. Cider & doughnuts. $6.

Oct. 13 (8-10 p.m.): "Full Moon Walk." A brief talk on moon facts & folklore before an evening hike to watch the sunset and the rise of the Hunter's Moon.

Oct. 20 (1-3 p.m.): "Zombie Apocalypse Survival." All invited to learn the basics of survival in nature, including shelter building and fire making.

Dec. 1 (8-10 a.m.): "Winter Birding." Guided walk to find birds. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. $5.

Jan. 4 (10-11 a.m.): "Cardboard Sled Creations." Build and test out your own. Materials provided. Hot chocolate, if you like. $5.

Jan. 11 (9-10 a.m.): "Bird Feeder Fun." Make a simple bird feeder, while learning about which seeds attract birds. $5.

Jan. 25 (10-11 a.m.): "Animal Signs." All ages 3-6 invited to search for homes, tracks, & other signs of animals. $5.

Feb. 1 (10 a.m.-noon): "Neat-ure Crafts 101." All ages 16 & up invited to make a decorative coat hanger made with gathered twigs. Bring other homemade crafts for inspiration. $8.

Feb. 5 (10-11 a.m.): "Snow Day." All ages 3-4 (accompanied by adult) invited to paint the snow, look for animal signs, and have other snowy adventures. $5.

Feb 8: (10 a.m.-noon): "Winter Birding." Guided walk to find some of the hardier winter birds. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. $5.

Feb. 15 (10-11:30 a.m.): "Tracking a Snowman." All ages 6 & up invited on a walk in search of a snowman and signs of other animals. Afterward, build and decorate your own snowman. $5.

Feb. 29 (10-11 a.m.): "Codes of Nature." All ages 3-6 invited to learn how color is used in nature. $5.

Mar. 7 & 8 (10 & 11 a.m., and noon): "Journey to the Sugarbush." All ages invited to tap into a maple tree. Followed by an all-you-can-eat pancake & sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4). $5 (kids, $3).

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Various times, park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (except as noted). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 8:30-9:30 a.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]



 9:45 a.m. 

"Donation Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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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. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Holiday Artist Market: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Art & craft market featuring work by local artists and U-M students & staff.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Southeast Michigan Model Railroad Flea Market and Show: Rails on Wheels.

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Display and sale of vintage and modern model trains and equipment on more than 100 tables. Also, large operating layouts, a Lego display, and a train kids can run. Food available.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $4 (kids age 11 & under, free with an adult; early bird admission at 8 a.m., $10). 994-9872, 552-4581. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Santa: Briarwood Mall.

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All kids invited to visit with Santa; photos available for purchase. Dec. 8 is "Pet Photo Night" (6-8 p.m.) for 4-legged, leashed, friendly pets that weigh less than 60 lbs. A session for kids with special needs is held before the mall opens on Dec. 1, 9-10:30 a.m.; preregistration required at Eventbrite.com (look for "Caring Santa".) Note: Santa takes breaks 1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. & 2-2:45 p.m. Sun.
10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. (Dec. 1), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Dec. 2-6), 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (Dec. 7 & 9-12); 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 8), 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Dec. 13), 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Dec. 15), 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Dec. 14 & 16-23), 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 24), Briarwood Von Maur court. Free ("fast passes" to avoid lines available with photo package purchase at bit.ly/36DqizF). 769-9610. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., & Sun., & Dec. 27 & 30 Four different audiovisual planetarium shows.

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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.

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Molecularium (10:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an animated exploration of the atoms and molecules that comprise the universe.

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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.

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Sea Monsters (10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. every hour on the half hour, Dec. 26-30) is an animated exploration of the sea life 80 million years ago.

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


 11 a.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, 834B Phoenix Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $20. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Introductory Dharma Talk: Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Talks by Jewel Heart's resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche on various aspects of Tibetan Buddhism.
Jewel Heart Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free; donations accepted. 994-3387. [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. through Dec. 15. Short hands-on demos for ages 5 & up. "How to Become a Fossil" (11 a.m.). Participants handle real fossils while learning how they form and how fossil casts are made. "Life: How Do We Find It?" (3 p.m.). Participants learn about what kinds of planets might support life.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Sunday Talks with Demo Rinpoche: Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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Come listen to Jewel Heart's Resident Spiritual Advisor, Demo Rinpoche expound upon various aspects of Tibetan Buddhism on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Also broadcast live via webinar - to register visit jewelheart.org
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 7349943387. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]



 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

The Sunday Artisan Market.

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Juried market featuring local handmade arts and crafts. Raffle every week for a handmade item from the featured artist of the month.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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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.
Every Sun., 11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418. [map]


 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun., except Dec. 21, 22, 28, & 29 and Jan. 4 & 5 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]


 Noon-1 p.m. 

"Tour of Zingerman's Coffee Company": Zingerman's.

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Zingerman's Creamery staff lead a tour of the facility and show how Zingerman's cheeses and gelato are made. Tastings.
Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $10. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 Time TBA. 

U-M Women's Basketball.

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Oct. 30: Northwood. 7 p.m. Exhibition game.

Nov. 8: WMU. 7 p.m.

Nov. 10: Bradley. 2 p.m.

Nov. 23: Notre Dame. Time TBA.

Dec. 1: Morgan State. Time TBA

Dec. 5: Syracuse. 9 p.m.

Dec. 8 Oakland. 2 p.m.

Dec. 14: Appalachian State. Time TBA.

Dec. 31: Penn State. 2 p.m.

Jan. 5: Michigan State. Noon.

Jan. 12: Maryland. Noon.

Jan. 26: Rutgers. 2 p.m.

Feb. 2: Iowa. Noon.

Feb. 6: Purdue. 6 p.m.

Feb. 13: Northwestern. 7 p.m.

Feb. 19: Illinois. 7 p.m.

Mar. 1: Indiana. Time TBA.
Various times (see listing), Crisler Center. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Gemini: The Ark.

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Annual family concert by this popular acoustic duo that has built a strong following among kids and adults throughout the Great Lakes area. Twin brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits offer sing-alongs, folk songs from around the world, and upbeat originals about life's simple pleasures, performed on more than a dozen instruments. The twins are joined by their Good Mischief Band-pianist Brian Brill, percussionist Aron Kauffman, and San's daughter, fiddler Emily Rose Slomovits. A portion of the proceeds go to the neonatal intensive care unit at the U-M Mott Children's Hospital, where Emily was born.
1 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $10 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (muto.umich.edu) and theark.org, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. except Dec. 8 & 22. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1, 4:10, & 8 p.m. 

"Knives Out": Michigan Theater.

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(Rian Johnson, 2019). Drama about the investigation of the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. Chris Evans & Daniel Craig.
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.


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Russian Stories and Songs": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Russian School teacher Anya Krushelnitskaya uses hand puppets to act out Russian folk tales and sings Russian songs, accompanying herself on guitar. For babies & preschoolers.
AADL Downtown Youth Story Corner. Free. 327-4200.


 1:10, 4, & 7 p.m. 

"Dark Waters": Michigan Theater.

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(Todd Haynes, 2019). Thriller based on the true events about a tenacious attorney uncovering the truth about one of the world's largest corporations. Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway.
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.


 1:30-6 p.m.  Free! 

Game Playtesting: Michigame Design Lab.

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Game Playtesting: Michigame Design Lab. All invited to try out new games from local board and card game designers and provide feedback.
1:30-6 p.m. Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 548-9729. [map]


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas": Michigan Theater.

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(Ron Howard, 2000). Adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss tale. Jim Carrey.
michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Paul Keller Ensemble Holiday Jazz Concert: Ypsilanti District Library.

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Join us for some toe tapping holiday jazz with the every-popular Paul Keller Ensemble. All ages welcome. This Take Note Concert is sponsored by the Friends of YDL.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 7344824110. skonen@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org/events [map]



 2 p.m. 

"DJ Whittington's Kool Kat: A Hip-Hop Panto": Theatre Nova.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Nov. 29-Dec. 29. A popular holiday tradition, this year director Carla Milarch's annual musical panto is based on the comedic TV puppet DJ Kat, a record spinning, leather jacketed cat. A panto is a British pantomime genre that blends children's stories with a bit of vaudeville sensibility to create a raucous family entertainment. Candy is provided. Stars: Asia Marie Hicks, Alaina Kerr, and Mike Sandusky.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) $25 (kids 16 & under, $10). Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [aw]. [map]



 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Movie Day": Saline District Library.

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Family-friendly movie screenings with snacks and drinks.

Dec. 1: A Muppet Christmas Carol, a spirited 1992 version of the Dickens Christmas classic, a live-action musical that features Michael Caine as Scrooge.

Dec. 15: A Christmas Story, the 1983 classic about Ralphie, a 9-year-old in the 1940s who desperately wants a Red Ryder BB gun.

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SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: Be Nimble with Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-3115. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Read-Along Dog": Saline District Library.

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Kids in grades 1-4 invited to read to Vedder and Summer, registered Therapaws reading dogs.
6:30-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 2-3 p.m. (Sun.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Rebecca Myers: Baroque Characters of Love": Kerrytown Concert House.

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This young mezzo-soprano, a Michigan native, performs Italian arias, including works by Handel, Vivaldi, and other Baroque composers. Piano accompanist is George Cullinan.
2 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. 769-2999. [map]
 


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Reflections: An Ordinary Day": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of Inuit art, including mid-century to contemporary prints, drawings, and sculptures that portray daily life in the Arctic.
2-3 p.m., meet in the UMMA forum, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m. 

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

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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]


 2:30, 5:35, & 8:15 p.m. 

"Marriage Story": State Theater.

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(Noah Baumbach, 2019). Drama following a couple going through a divorce. Scarlett Johansson & Adam Driver.
State Theater. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 2:40, 5:25, & 8:25 p.m. 

"Parasite": State Theater.

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(Bong Joon-ho, 2019). Satirical black comedy thriller. Korean, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 2:50 & 8 p.m. 

"Pain and Glory": State Theater.

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(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. statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. except Dec. 22 & Jan. 26 Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 3, 5:15, & 8:35 p.m. 

"Jojo Rabbit": State Theater.

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(Taika Waititi, 2019). Audacious anti-hate satire about a young boy in Hitler's army who finds out his mother's hiding a Jewish girl between the walls of their home. Scarlett Johansson.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Paper Crafts": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make paper poinsettias and paper gift boxes.
AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.


 3-4:30p.m.  Free! 

"The Nightmare Before Christmas": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to eat Oogie Boogie ice cream sundaes while watching Tim Burton's 1993 animated classic about a skeleton from a Halloween world who discovers a joyous Christmas land.
SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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


 4 - 5:30 p.m. 

Wu Style Tai Chi.

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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. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Big Band Holidays": Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (University Musical Society).

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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer-trumpeter Wynton Marsalis leads the orchestra-widely regarded as the finest large jazz ensemble playing today-in new and traditional big band arrangements of sacred and secular Christmas music. They're joined by 2 up-and-coming NYC-based jazz vocalists, baritone Denzal Sinclaire and teenage jazz & gospel vocalist Alexis Morrast.
Hill Auditorium. Tickets $22-$86 (students, $12-$20) in advance at Tickets.UMS.org, at Michigan League, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 4-6 p.m. 

"Meads and Movies": Bløm Meadworks.

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Movie screenings. Dec. 1: Hallmark movie TBA. Dec. 8: Christmas Vacation. Dec. 15: Home Alone. Dec. 22: Elf. Dec 29: Die Hard.
4-6 p.m., Bløm taproom, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free admission; buy your own food & drink. 548-9729. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Kids": Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

Tree Lighting Ceremony: Kerrytown District Association.

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Tree lighting with carolers and an appearance by Santa.
5-7 p.m. Kerrytown Courtyard. Free. 662-5008. [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

"Celebrating Community and History": African American Cultural & Historical Museum Fundraiser.

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Dinner with live jazz by the Michigan- and California-based string & percussion ensemble Musique Noir.
5-8 p.m., Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel, 3200 Boardwalk. Tickets $75 in advance at aachm.org/2019. 761-1717. [map]


 5 p.m. 

"White Christmas": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Curtiz, 1954). Sing-along version (with onscreen lyrics) of the musical about 2 nightclub performers who help an old army pal try to make his winter resort popular. Musical score by Irving Berlin. Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney. Wear Santa's hat, if you wish. Also, preceded at 4 p.m. by photos with Santa and at 4:30 p.m. by Caroling with the Barton organ.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $16 (students, kids 12 & under, seniors age 65 & older, & veterans, $13). [map]


 5 p.m. 

"White Christmas": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Curtiz, 1954). Sing-along version (with onscreen lyrics) of the musical about 2 nightclub performers who help an old army pal try to make his winter resort popular. Musical score by Irving Berlin. Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney. Also, preceded at 4:30 p.m. by Caroling with the Barton organ. Tickets $16 (students, kids 12 & under, seniors age 65 & older, & veterans, $13).
Michigan Theater. [map]


 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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


 5:45 p.m. 

The Lighthouse: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Robert Eggers, 2019). Drama about two lighthouse keeps trying to maintain their sanity on a remote and mysterious New England island.
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.


 6-11 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided. 6-11 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub
6-11 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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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., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm, or check MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569. [map]


 6:45 p.m. 

"The Irishman": Michigan Theatre.

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(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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Ashwini Bhasi & Kyndall Flowers: Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Readings by Bhasi, an Ann Arbor-based poet from Kerala (India) who writes poems about the mind-body connection between trauma and chronic pain, and Howard University sophomore Flowers, a 2-time winner of the Ann Arbor Poetry Slam and activist who writes about her genealogy and the minutiae of everyday life.
Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. Facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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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]


 7:30 p.m. 

Bill Kirchen & the Hounds of the Bakersfield: The Ark.

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Ann Arbor native (and former Commander Cody guitarist) Kirchen leads an ensemble that plays a versatile mix of hard-core honky-tonk, rockabilly, acoustic swing, and countrypolitan balladry. The Austin American-Statesman has praised his "no-nonsense diesel guitar attack, powered by great booming, bottom-heavy licks still covered with axle grease." This is Kirchen's usual holiday show, featuring his new band of Texas (not California) musicians.
7::30 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance at theark.org and at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Jena Irene Asciutto LIVE at Jim Brady's Ann Arbor: Jim Brady's.

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Singer-songwriter and Michigan native Jena Irene Asciutto has announced new dates in her special live series in downtown Ann Arbor in a one-of-a-kind setting at Jim Brady's, performing original music and other favorites on select Sunday nights.
As a bonus, Jim Brady's patrons will enjoy no cover charge and Happy Hour pricing during the performances.
Jim Brady's Ann Arbor, 209 S Main St. Free. 2483061954. tom@jbdetroit.com https://www.facebook.com/events/3006225746269143/?event_time_id=3006225749602476 [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. PointlessBrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

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

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

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

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

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

Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio

Jazz originals and standards by this local ensemble led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Jim Brady's: Jena Irene Asciutto

Detroit pop singer-songwriter who cite Fiona Apple and Amy Winehouse as influences. 7:30-10 p.m. [venue info]

Old Town: Annie & Rod Capps

Annie Capps is a local singer-songwriter and electric guitarist who writes thoughtful, distinctively personal, warmly exuberant folk-rock songs and ballads that are both musically sophisticated and down- home. She's accompanied by her husband, singer-guitarist Rod Capps. [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. Tonight: saxophonist Tim Haldeman. . [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night"

With a hot swing dance ensemble TBA. [venue info]

 
 


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