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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, December 31, 2019






 
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 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.  Free! 

"Baby Playgroups": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon-Thurs. Hour-long program for kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings, please.

Mon. 10:30 a.m. (Downtown)

Tues. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek)

Wed. 11 a.m. (Pittsfield)

Thurs. 2 p.m. (Westgate) & 6:30 p.m. (Malletts Creek).
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Holidays: All About You!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Family-friendly hands-on activities and demonstrations about biology and the human body. With live entertainment each day, including music, storytelling, and theater from performers TBA.
Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m. Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann St., $15 (members, $10). 995-5439. [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]


 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

"Noon Year's Eve Party": Saline Area Senior Center.

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Socializing, cards, games, and a movie. Also, a potluck (bring a dish to pass).
11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. $5. 429-9274. [map]


 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Noon Year's Eve Party": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades K-5 invited to listen to stories & music, play life-size games, and more.
AADL Downtown Multipurpose Rm. & AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m. 

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]


  2 & 8 p.m. 

"Jeff Daniels: Onstage & Unplugged": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Dec. 26-29 & 31. Purple Rose founder & playwright Daniels is a veteran movie, TV, & Broadway star who's also a prolific singer-songwriter. He's returning to Purple Rose for a series of concerts showcasing folk-flavored, often comically accented favorites from his half dozen albums, including the recent Simple Truths. His performances are interspersed with chats about how each song came to be.
8 p.m. (Dec. 26 & 27), 2 & 8 p.m. (Dec. 28 & 31), & 7 p.m. (Dec. 29), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $75 ($85 for Dec. 31 late show) in advance & (if available) at the door. PurpleRoseTheatre.org. 433-7673. [map]


 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.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Wed. Male singers invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For online meeting URL email info@HVharmonizers.org. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467.


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. All female singers invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
For online meeting URL email Info@VoicesInHarmonyChorus.org. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.


 7 p.m. 

"New Year's Eve with Pete Siers": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Jazz ensemble led by veteran local drummer Siers, with clarinetist Dave Bennett and pianist Cliff Monear.
7 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $30-$75 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. 769-2999. [map]
 


 7:30 & 10:30 p.m 

Kristin Key: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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This Texas comic, who first gained national attention as a contestant on Last Comic Standing, is known for blending improvisation and physical comedy with winningly self-deprecating observational humor. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $25 (7:30 p.m.) in advance and at the door; $30 (10:30 p.m.) includes party favors & a glass of champagne at midnight. 996-9080. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Year-End Service: Kindling Light of Wisdom-Mind": Zen Buddhist Temple.

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December 31, 2019; 8 - 10pm - an occasion to take stock of one's life and to greet the New Year in contemplation and reflection. Everyone is welcome to come share this beautiful candle-lighting service with us. $20 donation.
Zen Buddhist Temple, 1214 Packard St. Donation. 20 suggested. annarborzentemple@gmail.com. annarborzentemple@gmail.com [map]


 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

"New Year's Eve Improv Show": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Comedic improv by experienced local groups in celebration of the holiday and Pointless' 4th anniversary. 10:30 show will incorporate the New Year's Eve countdown. 8 & 10:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard.
Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $18 (10:30 p.m.). PointlessBrew.com, (989) 455-4484.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 6-7:50 p.m. 

Canceled: "DJ Skate": Arctic Coliseum.

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Skating to Top 40 music.
6-7:50 p.m., Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr. (off Manchester Rd., 1/2 mile south of the intersection of Old US-12 & M-52), Chelsea. $8 (includes skate & rental). 433-4444. [map]


 7-11 p.m. 

Canceled: Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http://bridgeclubs.org/index.php?id=289. 769-3994. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m 

Canceled: Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Thurs. Dance instructor Cheryl Feit and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dances to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week. Wear soft-soled shoes.
7:30-9:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [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:

 

Blind Pig: Stormy Chromer

Popular local progressive jam-rock quartet. Opener: the local jazz- inflected progressive funk-rock quartet Chirp, the local funk-rock jam quartet Ma Baker, and Scüter, a local dance band that blends live instrumentation with downtempo electronic beats. $15-$18. [venue info]

Blue Llama: "Pre New Year's Eve Party"

With The Alvin Waddles Trio, an ensemble led by celebrated Detroit stride pianist Waddles. $20. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Blue Llama: "New Year's Eve Party"

With the Chano Dominguez Flamenco Quartet, an ensemble led by internationally renowned Spanish flamenco-jazz pianist Dominguez. Its repertoire centers on flamenco-oriented interpretations of the music of such classic Spanish composers as de Falla, Albeniz, Granados, & Mompou. $125 (includes a 4-course dinner & midnight champagne toast). 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: "New Orleans New Years Eve."

New Orleans-style jazz and swing by the Detroit Street Stompers, the ensemble of guitarist Andrew Brown, trumpeter Dave Kosmyna, clarinetist Tyler Rindo, tubaist Joe Fee, and washboard player Vince Russo. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: "New Orleans New Years Eve"

New Orleans-style jazz and swing by the Detroit Street Stompers, the ensemble of guitarist Andrew Brown, trumpeter Dave Kosmyna, clarinetist Tyler Rindo, tubaist Joe Fee, and washboard player Vince Russo. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: FreeLance

Local dance rock cover band whose repertoire ranges from Earth, Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder to AC/DC and Guns & Roses to Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars. Also, in the Ballroom, Persuasion, a versatile Detroit R&B dance band. [venue info]

Mash: Dave Menzo Band

Ensemble led by local pop-rock singer-songwriter Menzo. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Cellar Cats Cellar Cats

An eclectic mix of rock 'n' roll, Motown, blues, soul, R&B, progressive rock, and swing by this ensemble of veteran local musicians fronted by singer-flutist Patty O'Connor. With guitarist and harmonica player Myron Grant, guitarist Kip Godwin, keyboardist Mark Wight, bassist Terry Gordinier, drummer John Marion, and Charles Dayringer on congas, clarinet, and sax. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. [venue info]

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

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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