Ann Arbor Observer cover
Different Type of Birds in Trees Now
Ann Arbor Weather:
Monday January 27, 2020
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed

JAN

        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  31  
             

Calendar of Events

Friday, January 3, 2020






 
Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

"Camp Scrap": SCRAP: Creative Reuse Ann Arbor.

  community member   < less

Camp SCRAP is an art camp centered on themes of creative reuse. This camp is for children who LOVE inventing, making, and bringing their creative ideas to life! Each day there will be a fun mix of staff-led projects and time for free building. During free building, campers will have access to the wide variety of materials in the SCRAP store to create a project of their choice.
SCRAP Creative Reuse Ann Arbor, 4567 Washtenaw Ave. prices vary per camp. 734-994-0012. kamron@scrapbox.org scrapbox.org [map]



 10 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver). Siblings welcome.

Mon. 11 a.m. (Westgate & Malletts Creek).

Tues. 10 a.m. (Downtown).

Wed. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek), 11 a.m. (Downtown), 1 & 6 p.m. (Westgate).

Thurs. 7 p.m. (Pittsfield).

Fri. 10 a.m. (Westgate & Pittsfield).
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Clements Library Tour.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Docents give a behind-the-scenes look at the historic Clements building and collections.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Clements, 909 South University. Free, preregistration requested at clements.umich.edu. 764-2347. [map]


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Moving & Grooving": Northfield Township Area Library.

  community member   < less

All ages are welcome at the Library on Fridays to move & groove & shake out those winter blues! Body groove sessions with dances and music will be projected on a screen in our Multipurpose Room so you can boogie along. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and registration is required.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Wed., Fri., & Sat., except Jan. 1. 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.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31. TBE rabbi Josh Whinston leads informal discussions on religion. Bring a bag lunch, if you wish.
Noon, TBE Adult Lounge, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon., & Fri. Seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 12:30 p.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. (734) 747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Midday Morsel Drop-In Tour": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

30-minute docent-led tour of Kelsey highlights.
12:30 p.m., meet at the Maynard St. entrance. Free. 764-9304.


 2-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Puppet Show!": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

AADL storytellers present a puppet show for grades preK-3.
Downtown Multipurpose Rm.327-4200.


 3:00 p.m.  Free! 

"Tech Take-A-Part Day": Northfield Township Area Library.

  community member   < less

Do you enjoy tinkering and taking things apart? If you do, come dismantle some recycled tech parts and build whatever your imagination desires! Children under 8 need to be accompanied by an adult, and safety glasses will be provided. Registration is required for this free event, visit www.ntal.easysignup.com to sign up today.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 3:15, 6:30, & 9:40 p.m. 

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker": State Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

The final battle commences between the surviving Resistance forces and the Order.
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.


 3:30 & 9 p.m. 

"A Hidden Life": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Terrence Malick, 2020). Drama about an Austrian farmer who faces the threat of execution for refusing to fight for the Nazis during World War 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.


 3:30, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Parasite": State Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 4-7 p.m. 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4, 7:15, & 9:35 p.m. 

"Jojo Rabbit": State Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 4, 6:50, & 9:40 p.m. 

"Knives Out": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Pancakes with Santa": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Families invited to a pancake breakfast, followed by hot cocoa and a chance to meet Santa. Take-home craft & goody bag.
9-10:30 & 10:45-12:15 p.m., Pierce Lake Golf Course, 1175 S Main, Chelsea. $10 per person; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen After Hours: Fortnite IRL": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All teens invited to a battle royale with Nerf guns and to find treasure hidden in the library stacks, both activities that feature prominently in the popular online game Fortnite. Pizza dinner.
CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free, registration required 475-8732. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen VR Adventure": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All youth ages 10-17 invited to make and wrap a surprise holiday gift. Materials provided.
CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea.Free. 475-8732. [map]


 6:15-7:15 p.m. 

"Adult Intro to Aerial Arts": A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less

Start your aerial adventure with intro classes! Designed for absolute beginners, each class begins with a heart-pumping warm-up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary.
We'll introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the aerial apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Students will have the opportunity to try both a horizontal apparatus (lyra or trapeze) or a vertical apparatus (sling or silks) in each class. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body! Please sign up via the Aviary's website, class size is limited! =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 6:15-7:45 p.m. 

"Pole Dance": A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less

In this 90 minute all-levels class, you will learn new skills and have the opportunity to string them together in upbeat, fun choreography. Beginners will work on building strength and safe pole dancing form, we will explore the creativity of this vertical dance form. Students with more experience will be training inversions, more complex spins and poses, partner pole dancing, and so much more!
Please wear shorts (feel free to bring layers to stay warm) and avoid wearing lotion or jewelry to this class. All genders are welcome in every class. Please sign up via the Aviary's website, class size it limited! =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25-$215. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 7 p.m. 

"Fantastic Fungi": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Louis Schwartzberg, 2019). Documentary featuring fungi's capacity to heal, sustain, and regenerate life on Earth.
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.


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Dances of Universal Peace (Sufi Dancing).

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to join in song, chant, and circle dances in joyous affirmation of the unity of the world's spiritual traditions.
7-9 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill. $5 requested donation. 663-2037. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

K Michael Joseph, entertainer, launches 2020 at Silvio's.

  community member   < less K Michael Joseph, Ann Arbor entertainer launches 2020 at Silvio's on Friday, Jan. 3

SILVIO's ORGANIC RISTORANTE e PIZZERIA
K Michael Joseph, Ann Arbor singer whose music is heard around the world on 52 independent radio programs in 15 countries STARTS THE NEW YEAR at one of his favorite hometown venues ~ Silvio's!
~ ~ ~

NOT JUST a singer -- An Entertainer!
Michael, is bringing his unique, lyrical soundscapes to this fun, bustling ristorante Italiano!
Included in his set are songs from popular hit CD 'Siren' as well as his first CD 'Compel Me' including acclaimed single releases The Spell and Compel Me; which each rose to Top 10 status among the global-member indie radio stations, Radio Indie Alliance.
Michael is a recognized artist in air time markets that include Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, Washington DC; Plus Italy, Netherlands the UK and many other around-the-world radio markets.
Spotify Fans number OVER 4,100 from Spotify plays which grew to 96,000 in the past year.
K MICHAEL JOSEPH is easily one of Ann Arbor's Most Fav
Silvio's Organic Ristorante y Pizzeria, 715 N. University Ave. Free. (734) 218-3313. michaelj@kmichaeljoseph.com www.KMichaelJoseph.com [map]



 7:15-8:45 p.m. 

Funky Frosty Friday: Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to skate to recorded Korean pop music. Prizes for best costume.
Buhr Park ice rink, 2751 Packard. $5 (youth ages 17 & under and seniors age 60 & over, $4; skate rentals, $3). 794-6234. [map]


  7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Ben Moore: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Jan. 2-4. A regular guest on the syndicated Bob and Tom radio show, this Midwestern comic is known for his punchy, well-crafted jokes about a wide range of topical and cultural matters. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $9 (Thurs.) & $12 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance at etix.com before 6 p.m. the night of the show; $11 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comedy Night: Bløm Meadworks.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Stand-up showcase featuring sets by area comic Andrew Yang & others, with jokes about everything from dating to mortality.
7:30 p.m., Bløm, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free, donations accepted. Facebook.com/BlomComedy. [map]


 8 p.m. 

RFD Boys: The Ark.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less RFD Boys

Authentic bluegrass by these longtime local favorites who have appeared in numerous festivals and on the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. Their shows blend top-notch musicianship with funny between-songs dialogue. They have a new guitarist-mandolinist, Dan Roehrig, and they recently celebrated their 50th anniversary with a new album, Still Delivering. Photo: Andy Rogers.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $11 at the door only. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Comedic improv by experienced local performers, including the resident League of Pointless Improvisers.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.). (989) 455-4484. [map]


 9 p.m. 

"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson.
9 p.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students and AACTMAD members, $4). (847) 757-0942. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Equipment

Toledo power-pop trio. Openers: the Ypsilanti metal-inflected pop- punk quartet Tequila Deer, the Milwaukee pop-punk quartet Honey Creek, and the local electro-funk band Space Cadet. $10. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Richard Delcamp Duet

Duo led by local singer-songwriter & banjoist Rick Delcamp, a member of the popular local roots music sextet Bird into Bear. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Billy Brandt

Rootsy, country-flavored psychedelic folk-rock by this veteran Detroit singer-songwriter. He is joined tonight by some of his musical colleagues. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Sean Z

Detroit pop-rock band led by singer-songwriter Sean Z. [venue info]

Live: FUBAR FUBAR

6-piece band led by guitarist Randy Tessier and featuring vocalist Sophia Hanifi. Its repertoire is an eclectic mix of originals by Hanifi and Tessier and covers of everyone from the Yardbirds, the Byrds, and Dylan to Barbara Lewis' "Hello Stranger," the Foundations' 1968 hit "Build Me Up Buttercup," The Kinks' "Dead End Street," and priceless obscurities like Love's "Alone Again Or." [venue info]

Mash: Robert Johnson

Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer- guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Comedy Night."

With Chris Young, a veteran area comic who specializes in quick- witted, clean, observational humor. Opener: Khurum Sheikh, a retired Ann Arbor Police detective. Jan [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: K Michael Joseph

Local singer-songwriter whose music is an acoustic blend of electropop, nu jazz, and electro-acoustic ambient music. [venue info]

Sweetwaters Plymouth Green: "Talent Night."

Open mike for all performers. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Pearl Street String Band

Versatile acoustic quartet whose repertoire includes traditional jigs, reels, waltzes and airs from Irish, French- Canadian, New England and Southern/old-time sources, and more. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Old School

Local rock band. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Emery Plews Band

Ypsilanti postpunk country ensemble led by singer-guitarist Alayna Plews and singer-bassist Anthony Emery. [venue info]

 
 


You might also like:

Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Blossoming out
arwulf arwulf
Points Of Interest in Dexter
Crossing the Border
After inching along for decades, the Border-to-Border Trail is racing toward the finish line.
Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
Joe Eadie
Kerrytown's Santa
Shelley Daily
Korean Church of Ann Arbor
I Spy: December 2019
Sally Bjork
Legal at Last
Marijuana buyers rejoice at their long-delayed liberation.
Sabine Bickford
Area Radio
Xander's Miracle
The Pioneer sophomore beat terminal illness-and became a medical chimera.
Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
Nightspots: Zal Gaz Grotto
Restaurants with Gluten-free Options Available
A clickable zoomable map
One of the finest university art museums in the country, UMMA holds collections representing 150 yea
Mohler Prize Lecture
A visitor's guide to Ann Arbor