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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, December 11, 2019






 
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 9-10 a.m. 

Zumba: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri., except Oct. 21., through Dec. 20Local dance instructor Karen Silverman leads this high intensity, low-impact aerobic dance workout.
JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [map]


 9:45-11:15 a.m. 

"Nature Tykes": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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Ages 4 & 5 invited for this preschool program that includes hikes, crafting, hands-on-experiments, and more. Child must be potty trained.
3000 Fuller Rd. $33 (members, $30), preregistration required by Nov. 29. 997-1553. [map]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"If we were ___________, this would be ________________.": U-M Residential College Studio Arts Exhibition.

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The exhibition includes work created as part of the fall 2019 Residential College Studio Arts classes including Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics and Drawing as well as the RC course, How To Think (Arts). It will run until December 17. Gallery hours are 10-5pm, Monday through Friday.
Residential College Art Gallery, 701 E. University Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/69729-17392897.html [map]



 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Restorative Sound Bath": Sky Green Yoga & 22 Lunar.

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Join John and Kip on a 90 minute relaxation journey. The journey will include 60 minutes of easy restorative yoga and an extended 30 minute Svasana led by Kip. During the entire journey John will be playing crystal bowls and an eclectic mix of music. The combination of yoga and crystal bowls will lead you into a deep state of peaceful relaxation.
Bring a yoga mat, comfortable clothing and maybe your favorite blanket and pillow.
This amazing journey is only $20. Spaces are limited - reserve your space by emailing Kip at skygreenyoga@gmail.com or contacting the Saline Area Senior Center at 734-429-9274
Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple Rd. Saline, MI 48176. $20. 734-429-9274. skygreenyoga@gmail.com [map]


 10 a.m.-8:30 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]


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Technology for Independence: Simple Devices & Services to Help with Daily Living Activities": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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a talk by Area Agency on Aging representative Glen Ashlock.
2401 Plymouth. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
Respite Available/$5.00 Optional lunch 12-1
Silver Maples, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal demonstrates.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Fun": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. All invited to play board games from the Senior Center's collection.
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. 794-6250. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Freude und Freunde!": U-M School of Music.

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U-M professor Stanford Olsen directs music school vocalists and instrumentalists in selections from classical oratorios. With pianist Kathryn Goodson.
Noon, U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Closed Dec. 24-31. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Star Wars Crafts": Dexter District Library.

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Youth in grades 5-12 invited to decorate Star Wars-themed T-shirts, buttons, and magnets in celebration of the release of the latest film in the franchise.
DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
Storypoint/Senior Living Communities, 6230 S. State Rd./Independent Living, Saline. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Art for Teens": Saline District Library.

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Teens invited to use watercolors, slime, clay, markers, and other supplies.
3-4 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 3 p.m. 

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

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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]


 3:25 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]


 3:40, 7:30, 9:30 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, & 9:40 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 & 7 p.m. 

"Meet Me in St. Louis": Fathom Events.

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(Vincente Minnelli, 1944). 75th anniversary screening of this charming musical about a family's experience at the 1903 World's Fair. Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor.
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.


 4:10, 7, & 9:30 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.


 4:30, 7, & 9:25 p.m. 

"Waves" State Theater.

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(Trey Edward Shults, 2019). Drama about a suburban African American family as they navigate love, forgiveness, and togetherness.
State Theater. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:45, 7:20, & 9:50 p.m. 

"Honey Boy": State Theater.

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(Alma Har'el, 2019). Tale of a young boy reconciling with his stormy childhood and early adult years. Sia LaBeouf.
State Theater. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 6:00 p.m. 

"Reiki & Meditation Circle: Connect with Your Heart's Wisdom": Great Lakes Healing Arts & Ron Stadler.

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Join Reiki Master and Meditation Coach Laura K. Cowan of Great Lakes Healing Arts and energy healer Ron Stadler for an evening of gentle Reiki and meditation to connect with your intuition and the wisdom of your heart space. Relax in a quiet, supportive environment while you dive deep into a guided meditation to find connection with your heart's desire, intuitive guidance for next steps in life, and support for your life dream. $20 drop-in at the door. RSVP preferred but not required to greatlakeshealingarts@gmail.com. More info at http://www.greatlakeshealingarts.com.
Enlightened Soul Center, 3820 Packard Suite 280. $20. (734)834-2401. greatlakeshealingarts@gmail.com http://www.greatlakeshealingarts.com [map]



 6 p.m. 

Full Body Fit: Better Living Fitness.

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Small-Group Personal Training. A full body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine with customization to your fitness level.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $20. (734) 747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Early College Alliance Information Session.

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The Early College Alliance is hosting an information session for the 2020-2021 school year. All interested parents, students, family, and friends are welcome to attend to learn more about the great educational opportunities the ECA has to offer. Current 8th, 9th or 10th-grade students are eligible to enroll for the 2020-2021 academic year.
EMU Room 350, Eastern Michigan University, 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti. Free. 7344874290. jackson@earlycollegealliance.info earlycollegealliance.info [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"No Small Matter": MIchigan Theater.

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(Jon Siskel, Daniel Alpert, & Greg Jacobs, 2019). Documentary exploring the impact of high-quality preschool care.
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); youth age 18 & under, free. michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Music Program: Chelsea High School.

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Performances by various student ensembles.

Oct. 17: Fall Festival of Choirs. With choirs of kids in grades 5-12.

Oct. 19: Orchestra & Fiddle Club 23rd Annual Hometown Show.

Oct. 23: Echoes Concert with performances by the 6th-8th grade bands and the CHS Marching Band and color guard flag corps.

Oct. 29: Orchestra Halloween Concert.

Dec. 11 & Feb. 19: Music Program. The Feb. program features music they performed at a district-wide festival.

Feb. 29: Co.C Showcase. Performance by the CHS Co.C show choir, along with choirs from several other Michigan high schools ($15; students, $10).

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7 p.m., CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer, Chelsea. Free. 475-4524. [map]


 7 - 8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Meditation Sessions: Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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Jewel Heart Facilitators will provide basic guidance for using the breath as a point of focus in these concentrated meditation sessions.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 734-994-3387. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"3D Paper Snowflakes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All ages craft.
AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"French Macarons 101": Ann Arbor District Library.

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The Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodger demonstrates how to make and store macarons. Samples.
AADL Downtown Multipurpose Rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Brews 'n Views: League of Women Voters.

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What the heck is "Line 5" and why do you care?
If you've listened to local news at all in the last few years, you've heard references to some controversy around "Line 5." Don't be embarrassed if you don't know what the fuss is about. We're all too busy! Here's a chance to join neighbors for local micro-brews and conversation about the damaged 66-year-old pipeline that carries 22.7 million gallons of oil through 645 miles of Michigan, under hundreds of waterways, for export to Canada. Fresh water for 40 million people is at risk, one big reason the League of Women Voters (lwvannarbor.org) is calling for it to be shut down. Terri Wilkerson, the force behind the website RetireLine5.org, will bring you up to date and answer questions - no matter how basic!
Doors open at 7:00 to give you a chance to grab your brew & snacks. Program begins at 7:30.
Homes Brewery, 2321 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. league@lwvannarbor.org lwvannarbor.org [map]



 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"The Plot Against America": Motte & Bailey Booksellers History Readers.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by local historian Steve Thorp and retired Army procurement analyst Ron Fiorani, of Philip Roth's 2014 historical novel, which imagines a world in which pro-Nazi Charles Lindbergh defeats FDR for the presidency.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"What the Heck is Line 5 and Why Do You Care?": Ann Arbor Area League of Women Voters Brews & Views.

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RetireLine5.org founder Terri Wilkerson discusses the damaged 66-year-old oil pipeline passing under Michigan. Q&A.
Homes Brewery, 2321 Jackson Ave. Free (buy your own food & beer). 272-3634. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Members, and interested nonmembers, read and discuss poems on various themes. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. OnePausePoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

University Symphony Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Kenneth Kiesler conducts this ensemble of music majors in Mahler's Symphony No. 5, Mozart's Symphony No. 32, and Bottesini's Concerto No. 2 for Double Bass, which features Cleveland Orchestra principal double bassist Maximilian Dimoff, a U-M music professor. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. by a pre-concert lecture in the lower lobby.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Note: Dec. 7 is a holiday dance.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. (Wed.) & Concourse Hall (Dec. 7), 4531 Concourse Dr. $5 (students, $3; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). SwingAnnArbor.com/calendar, 945-8428. [map]


 9:35 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.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Place That Face": Chelsea District Library.

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All seniors invited to help identify faces in the collection of photos local photographer Ralph Guenther donated to the CDL when he retired.
12:30-2 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Letterpress Open Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed., except Apr. 1 All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6 p.m. sharp, AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: The Open Organization Of Lockpickers: TOOOL-Ann Arbor Locksport.

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The mission of The Open Organization Of Lockpickers is to advance the general public knowledge about locks and lockpicking. By examining locks, safes, and other such hardware and publicly discussing our findings, we hope to strip away the mystery with which so many of these products are imbued.
All are welcome. If you have any locks or tools, feel free to bring them. If not, there are plenty to go around. Meetings generally consist of people picking locks while we talk about physical or cyber security, or just about anything else.
(Second Wednesday of each month.)
Ann Arbor Locksport - https://a2-locksport.org/
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com https://www.maker-works.com/events/toool-the-open-organization-of-lockpickers [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Canceled: "Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Apr. 8, 22, & 30. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 9-11:30 p.m. 

Canceled: Music Trivia: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blue Llama: De'Sean Jones Quartet

Ensemble led by this highly regarded young Detroit saxophonist, a member of the Detroit techno collective Underground Resistance. "Jones has an unselfconscious way of channeling his influences, which range from jazz to hip-hop, techno, rock and gospel, into something personal.," says Detroit Free Press writer Mark Stryker. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde

Bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Jason Dennie and Tommy Reifel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Andrew Brown's Djangophonique

Vintage jazz in the style of gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by a local quartet led by guitarist Andrew Brown. With guitarist Erik McIntyre, clarinetist Tyler Rondo, and bassist Jorian Olk-Szost. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Andrew Brown's Djangophonique

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by a local quartet led by guitarist Andrew Brown. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Mash: David Roof

Local blues-rock singer-guitarist. [venue info]

Old Town: Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet

World music-based jazz by this ensemble led by local bassist Sharp. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike

All acoustic musicians invited. [venue info]

 
 


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