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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, December 3, 2019






 
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 6-10 a.m. 

"Rockin' for the Hungry": Food Gatherers.

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Dec. 4-8. Live broadcasts by radio station 107one DJs. Cash and nonperishable food donations requested. Dec. 3 (6-10 a.m.) kickoff at Traver Village Kroger (2641 Plymouth).
6 a.m.-7 p.m. (10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Dec. 8), Kroger, 400 S. Maple. Free admission. 761-2796. [map]



 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
Every Tues. (9:30 a.m.) & Sat. (10:30 a.m.), except Dec. 24., Hands-On Museum, 220 E Ann St., $12 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439.


 10 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. (734) 747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 10 a.m.-8 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.
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]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues., except Dec. 24. New and expecting parents invited to discuss new baby experiences. Babies welcome.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Late Fall Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings, LLC.

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Our award winning Mothers Group is a great opportunity to meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. The group is facilitated by two experienced moms, a Social Worker and an MPH and Certified Lactation Consultant. Together they have years of experience on infant development and postpartum adjustment. The six week series begins each class with group discussion on a topic pertinent to early parenthood such as getting enough sleep, feeding, changes to relationships, and places to go with your baby. If you will be going back to work during the six weeks, please contact our office for a prorated rate. You may also join any time during the session for a discounted rate. This group is designed from babies from newborn to crawling.
The Fall Moms Group meets on Tuesday mornings from 10:30-noon from November 5th through December 17th. (The group skips the week of Thanksgiving)
Save $5 by registering before November 3rd and using the promo code SUPPORT
Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings, 2311 East Stadium Suite 202-2. $100/six weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. 475-8732. [map]


 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"From Coffee to Tourism: Grassroots Organizations and Returned Migrants Navigating Economic Shifts in Guatemala": U-M Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

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Talk by University of Massachusetts grad student Eric Sippert.
Noon-1:30 p.m., 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church Street. Free. 763-0553. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Overreach and Overreaction: The Crisis in U.S.-China Relations": U-M Center for Chinese Studies Noon Lecture Series.

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Talk by U-C San Diego 21st-Century China Center research professor Susan Shirk. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served.
110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Program: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor/Washtenaw Literacy.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation/culture, pronunciation/presentation, and writing practice for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available. NOTE: Church remains locked at all times. Follow instructions for entry at the side doors.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [map]


 3:30 & 9 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]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Naomi Seidman: University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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The Navel of the Dream: Freud and/in Yiddish
This lecture will explore the role of Yiddish in Freud's writings and in their translational afterlife. It will address the question not only about how much Yiddish Freud knew, but also about why this question persists, and what impulses and assumptions underlie it. In this regard, it will lay out the parallels between the psychoanalytic archeology of the stratified psyche and the linguistic structure of the modern Jewish self, recognizing this double structure in the hysteria and Yiddish translation work of Anna O./Bertha Pappenheim.
Thayer Building, Room 2022, 202 S. Thayer St. Free. 7347639047. judaicstudies@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/64985-16499299.html [map]



 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Conversations on Europe: What's Left of the Yellow Vest Movement": U-M Center for European Studies.

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Panel discussion on the French grassroots movement for economic justice with Princeton social science professors Anne-Claire Defossez and Didier Fassin.
1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-3501. [map]


 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

"First Tuesday Lego Club": Dexter District Library.

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All kids in grades K-8 invited to make Lego creations.
4-5 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 4, 7, & 9:45 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.


 4, 7, 9:30 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.


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Navel of the Dream: Freud and/in Yiddish": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Lecture by University of Toronto Arts and Jewish Culture professor Naomi Seidman.
4-5:30 p.m., 202 S. Thayer, Rm. 2022. Free. 763-9047. [map]


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Unequal Colonial Encounter and Epistemological Imagination in Contemporary Nigeria": U-M Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.

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Talk by Nigerian professor Babajide Ololajulo of the University of Ibadan.
4-6 p.m., U-M DAAS Conference Room, 4701 Haven Hall, 520 S. State. Free. 764-5513. [map]


 4 & 7 p.m. 

"When Harry Met Sally": Fathom Events.

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(Rob Reiner, 1989). Enduring, witty rom-com. Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan.
623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 (except as noted) in advance at FathomEvents.com/Events and at the door. Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline), different times.


 4:15, 6:45, & 9:30 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.


 4:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Bingo for Books": Saline District Library.

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All kids in grades 1-6 invited to play bingo to win books.
4:15-5 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 4:20 p.m. 

"Frankie": State Theater.

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(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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 5-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Linoleum Carving": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to carve an image onto a 3x4 linoleum block and use it to print on a coaster or card. Bring an idea or example of your intended imagery. No experience necessary.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Arthur Sze: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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Reading by this acclaimed poet, the author of 10 books of poetry and a book of translations of Chinese poetry. Critic John Tricita describes Sze's poetry as the "intersection of Taoist contemplation, Zen rock gardens and postmodern experimentation." Signing.
5:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium. Free. 764-6330.


 5:30-7 p.m. 

"Cheers to Michigan!": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Michigan Radio Cheers hosts Lester Graham and Tammy Coxen discuss their new book about the regional craft cocktail scene, Cheers to Michigan: A Celebration of Cocktail Culture and Craft Distillers. Also, tastings of a whisky sour, French 75, and tequila old-fashioned, paired with artisan cheeses.
Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $50, preregistration required. 663-3663. [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

"KnITTY Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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All invited to work on knitting projects and hang with adoptable cats. A knitting expert is on hand. Coffee.
5:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. $7 ($24 per month). 661-3575. [map]


 6-7 p.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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This an all-levels instructor-guided conditioning circuit class is perfect for new aerialists, experienced flyers as a supplement to their current training, or for any folx who are interested in a new and exciting way to exercise. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan Football 101 with Devin Gardner": Wolverine State Brewing Co.

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Tuesdays during football season, join former Michigan starting quarterback Devin Gardner and WTKA Inside the Huddle host Michael Spath as they recap the Wolverines' most recent game, with film study insights, and a Q&A while enjoying the food and drink at Wolverine State Brewing Co.
Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium Blvd. Free. 734-369-2990. michaelspath1980@gmail.com WolverineBeer.com [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

Tree Lighting Ceremony: Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

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All invited to help decorate the giant Christmas tree in downtown Saline. Cocoa, cookies, & music.
6 p.m., KeyBank, Michigan Ave. & N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. Free. 429-4494.


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Graduate Student Capstone Presentations": U-M World Performance Studies.

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Performances by WPC grad students Sherry Lin, Jean Carlo, and Evan Haywood.
East Quad Keene Theater, 701 East University. Free. 936-2777. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Holiday Light Bracelets": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make a festive illuminated bracelet. Basic experience with round-nose pliers and beading suggested. Materials provided.
AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How to Become a U.S. Citizen": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Detroit office community relations officer Frank Castria.
AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 6-9 p.m. 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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All knitters invited to work on their projects and swap tips.
Call for location and holiday hours. $2 monthly dues. meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/, 945-3035.


 6:40 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.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. Men invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($214 annual dues). Newcomers should call in advance, 796-7467. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Open to ages 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. Kari.Thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 3: Arlene Kindel & Julie Esch lead, music by the Time Travelers. Dec. 10: Louise Siddons (OK) leads, music by Debbie Jackson, Brad Battey, and Steve Schneider. Dec. 17: Winter Solstice Party. Ray Bantle & Drake Meadow lead, music by Childgrove. Festive attire encouraged; bring a treat to share.
7 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

English Language Speakers Meetup: Sound Expressions.

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Certified ESL instructor Linda Stegmeyer leads a conversational meetup for speakers of English as a second language.
7-9 p.m., Sweetwaters Plymouth Green, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free. 369-4568. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Holiday Concert: Saline High School Bands.

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Nov. 25 & Dec. 3. Performance by the SHS symphonic band (Nov. 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m.), the 9th grade band & wind ensemble (Nov. 25, 8-8:30 p.m.), and the symphony & chamber orchestra (Dec. 3, 7-8:30 p.m.). Programs TBA.
SHS Auditorium, 1300 Campus Pkwy., Saline. Free. 401-4394. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Taste & Tell: Abrahamic Culinary Worlds": U-M Anthropology Department.

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Chef and writer Holden Wilson discusses overlapping recipes from premodern Jewish, Christian, and Islamic culinary traditions. Tastings.
Rackham East Conference Rm., 915 E. Washington. Free. 764-7274. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Body Papers, a Memoir": Literati Bookstore.

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Tufts University English lecturer Grace Talusan reads from her new memoir about her life as a Filipino immigrant and her experiences with childhood abuse, depression, cancer, and racism. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Music for Meditation": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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The Forest Winds woodwind quintet, an ensemble from the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra, performs Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Winds and Rossini's Wind Quartet no. 6 in F Major.
St. Andrew's, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Indigenous Peoples Shorts": Michigan Theater.

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Updated date: (Various directors & years). Six Indigenous shorts from Sundance Institute Fellows-Birds in the Earth, Fainting Spells, Jáaji Approx, My Father's Tools, Throat Singing in Kangirsuk, and Shinaab, Part II.
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.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of Los ingrávidos, Valeria Luiselli's novel about an expatriate Mexican novelist who emotionally bonds with a long-dead poet.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio.

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Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Ten storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on an assigned topic-judged by a 3-person team recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Seating limited; arrive early.

2019 topics:

Oct. 1: Fraud.

Oct. 15: Ink.

Nov. 5: Gumption.

Nov. 19: Landmarks.

Dec. 3: Traditions.

Dec. 17: Names.
(Doors open and sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. General admission tickets $15 in advance only at themoth.org beginning a week before each event. 764-5118. [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Eurythmy: A Jewel of the Waldorf Curriculum"

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Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America. Talk by Rudolf Steiner High School teacher Andréa Paz.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 927-3696. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

%stChamber Music Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Music student ensembles perform music for strings, woodwinds, brass, and piano.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Arts Chorale: U-M School of Music.

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Shohei Kobayashi conducts this U-M choral ensemble of nonmusic majors in a program including Schubert's Mass in G, Kristin Kuster's "Home," Andrew Balfour's "Ambe," Daniel Elder's "Ballade to the Moon," Alfera's arrangement of "The water is wide," and C.A. Pinto Fonseca's "Muie Rendera."
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Leif Vollebekk: The Ark.

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The music of Montreal songwriter Vollebekk has been described as inhabiting a space between Sigur Rós and Bob Dylan. He has a new album, New Ways. Opener is Montreal cellist, singer, and composer Rebecca Foon.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at theark.org and at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Season of Light": EMU Planetarium.

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This animated historical audiovisual show explores many of the world's holiday customs that involve light displays. Suitable for all ages.
EMU Mark Jefferson Science Complex, Circle Dr. off Oakwood, Ypsilanti. Tickets $5. 487-2282.


 8:30-10 p.m. 

Opera on Tap.

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Local singers perform arias and art songs that address the theme "Ding Dong, Divas Singing High."
8:30-10 p.m. (seating begins at 6:30 p.m.), Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 56 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted (buy your own food). Reservations required (call between 10 a.m. & 8 p.m.). 483-5230. [map]


 9:20 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Songwriters Open Mike"

All songwriters invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. His latest CD, Big Car Town, is a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band Paul Keller Orchestra

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble founded by the late saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: "Groovy Tuesday"

Folk & blues Americana by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Mike Steele & Tommy Reifel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

 
 


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