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Calendar of Events

Friday, January 3, 2020






 
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 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

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

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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.-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]


 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Clements Library Tour.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 3:15, 6:30, & 9:40 p.m. 

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

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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.

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(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: Color": 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.


 4-7 p.m. 

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

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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, 6:50, & 9:40 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.


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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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.

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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.

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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]


 7 p.m. 

"Fantastic Fungi": Michigan Theater.

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(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).

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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.

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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!
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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]



  7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Ben Moore: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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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.

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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. 

Canceled: RFD Boys: The Ark.

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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.

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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.

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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]

 
 


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