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Calendar of Events

Saturday, January 4, 2020






 
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 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Gerome Kamrowski Art Show & Sale: Schmidt's Antiques Inc. Since 1911.

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Schmidt's Antiques is pleased to announce a public presentation & sale of works by Gerome Kamrowski (1914-2004), an artist world-renowned as a pioneer of the American Abstract Surrealism Movement.
Entitled "Kamrowski: Ann Arbor's Own Surrealist", the public sale and exhibition will continue each Saturday through January 4th.
To learn more about this exhibition of Gerome Kamrowski, please contact:
Schmidt's Antiques Inc. 5138 W. Michigan Avenue Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (T) 734-434-2660 (E) info@schmidtsantiques.com
Schmidt's Antiques Inc., 5138 West Michigan Ave. Free. 7344342660. info@schmidtsantiques.com https://www.michiganartgallery.com/germone-kamrowski-show.html [map]



 9:40 a.m. 

"ONLINE Donation Morning Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This ONLINE Yoga class is taught through Zoom. Register at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=424765&stype=-7&sView=week&sLoc=0
Please register AT LEAST 15 minutes before class starts. Make sure your email address is correct when you register, as we will be emailing you the login information. You will receive this information at least 15 minutes before class begins.
This class is a great way to begin your day. These classes combine breathing, stretches, and some slow flow. At this point, all of our classes are donation-based as we would like everyone to be able to access them. Our donation options are between $0-20 per class.
(When open, the studio is located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 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. 834B Phoenix Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Programs presented by Hudson Mills naturalist Kim Sherwin. Oct. 6 (8 a.m.): "Fall Birding." A guided walk to look for migrating birds, which includes an informal game of "Name that Warbler." For beginning and experienced birders.

Oct. 12 (4 p.m.): "Trick or Treat Along the Trail." Families invited to visit with Halloween and nature characters on the trail and then return to the Activity Center for cider, doughnuts, and craft activities. Costumes encouraged.

Oct. 13 (1 p.m.): "Pumpkin Carving Party." All invited to carve a pumpkin. Designs available. Cider & doughnuts. $6.

Oct. 13 (8-10 p.m.): "Full Moon Walk." A brief talk on moon facts & folklore before an evening hike to watch the sunset and the rise of the Hunter's Moon.

Oct. 20 (1-3 p.m.): "Zombie Apocalypse Survival." All invited to learn the basics of survival in nature, including shelter building and fire making.

Dec. 1 (8-10 a.m.): "Winter Birding." Guided walk to find birds. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. $5.

Jan. 4 (10-11 a.m.): "Cardboard Sled Creations." Build and test out your own. Materials provided. Hot chocolate, if you like. $5.

Jan. 11 (9-10 a.m.): "Bird Feeder Fun." Make a simple bird feeder, while learning about which seeds attract birds. $5.

Jan. 25 (10-11 a.m.): "Animal Signs." All ages 3-6 invited to search for homes, tracks, & other signs of animals. $5.

Feb. 1 (10 a.m.-noon): "Neat-ure Crafts 101." All ages 16 & up invited to make a decorative coat hanger made with gathered twigs. Bring other homemade crafts for inspiration. $8.

Feb. 5 (10-11 a.m.): "Snow Day." All ages 3-4 (accompanied by adult) invited to paint the snow, look for animal signs, and have other snowy adventures. $5.

Feb 8: (10 a.m.-noon): "Winter Birding." Guided walk to find some of the hardier winter birds. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. $5.

Feb. 15 (10-11:30 a.m.): "Tracking a Snowman." All ages 6 & up invited on a walk in search of a snowman and signs of other animals. Afterward, build and decorate your own snowman. $5.

Feb. 29 (10-11 a.m.): "Codes of Nature." All ages 3-6 invited to learn how color is used in nature. $5.

Mar. 7 & 8 (10 & 11 a.m., and noon): "Journey to the Sugarbush." All ages invited to tap into a maple tree. Followed by an all-you-can-eat pancake & sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4). $5 (kids, $3).

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Various times, park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (except as noted). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Washtenaw County Democratic Party Program Committee.

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Panel discussion with the 3 Democratic candidates for Washtenaw County prosecuting attorney: defense attorney Hugo Mack, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan's senior adviser Eli Savit, and Ann Arbor senior assistant city attorney Arianne Slay. Q&A. The primary election for prosecuting attorney will take place on Aug. 4, 2020.
Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw Ave. Free, canned goods requested. 883-8250. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Remote-Controlled Car Racing: Washtenaw RC Speedway.

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Nov. 9 & 23. One of the largest regular gatherings of RC racers in the country features off-road dirt-track racing for stock and modified model electric trucks and buggies. Spectators welcome. Food concessions.
10 a.m. (registration 8-9:30 a.m.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free admission. $15 to race ($25 with a rental car). (517) 290-7128. [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]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensory-Friendly Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ages 3-7 invited to a 20-minute program of interactive stories, rhymes, & movement, followed by free play.
AADL Westgate.


 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Winter Dexter Breakfast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sat. A winter version of this very popular ride, where attendees decide on the destination based on weather conditions. Call ahead to confirm ride. A similar ride takes place at 1 p.m. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
Meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. [map]


 10:30-11 a.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]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensory Open Playtime": Chelsea District Library.

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A "sensory friendly" free play for kids with developmental disabilities that includes self-led games, toys, and activities.
10:30-11:30 a.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 10:30 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.


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Teen Advisory Group: Dexter District Library.

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All youth in grades 7-12 invited to brainstorm about new programs, book selections, and volunteer opportunities. Pizza.
DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Ukulele Club: Dexter District Library.

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Youth in grades 4-12 invited to try out ukuleles. Light refreshments. Instruments provided, or bring your own.
11 a.m.-noon, DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 11 a.m. 

"Donation YinYasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This ONLINE Yoga class is taught through Zoom. Register at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=424765&stype=-7&sView=week&sLoc=0
Please register AT LEAST 15 minutes before class starts. Make sure your email address is correct when you register, as we will be emailing you the login information. You will receive this information at least 15 minutes before class begins. At this point, all of our classes are donation-based as we would like everyone to be able to access them. Our donation options are between $0-20 per class.
This class is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. Some postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This allows the muscles to relax, and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. In between these postures, movement and flowing between postures will be done to create internal heat.
(When open, Mota Thai Yoga is located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA.)
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. info@motathaiyoga.com motathaiyoga.com [map]



 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Welcome to Yoga for 50+": The Yoga Space.

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Introduction to Iyengar Yoga for 50+
Bring in the New Year with a free yoga class that's geared specifically for students new to yoga or to Iyengar Yoga! Join Certified Iyengar yoga teacher Sally for a slower paced class and experience a basic sequence of poses that will enhance strength, flexibility and balance. Simple props such as blocks, blankets and chairs are used as needed to help maximize the student's experience. 1 hour 15 minutes.
The Yoga Space, 180 Little Lake Dr #1. Free. 734-622-9600. sue@yogaspaceannarbor.com yogaspaceannarbor.com [map]



 1-2:30 p.m. 

"Box World": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades K-5 invited to build a box fort with giant sheets of decorated cardboard.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm.


 1 & 3 p.m. 

"Professor Ray's Everyday Science: HOH HOH H2O!": AAHOM.

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Demonstrations and activities that explore the properties of water.
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann., $12 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Watercolor Snowflake Art": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft for grades preK-3.
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m. 

Argentine Tango Practice: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Sat. Tango dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded at 1 p.m. by a lesson ($10).
2-3 p.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (free with lesson). SophiaTango.com, 634-9629. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Sampler": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Themed docent-led tours of the museum. Today's theme: Animals of the Kelsey.
2-3 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.


 3-4 & 4-5 p.m. 

"Strum & Drum": Oz's Music Environment.

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Families invited to get on stage to sing and make music on a variety of instruments. Also, at 4 p.m., a free Kids Open Stage.
Oz's, 1920 Packard. $20 per family (free for first timers). 662-8283. [map]


 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 p.m. 

"Hatha Yoga": ArogyaVeda.

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Free class for first timers
Kindly RSVP. That is mandatory to confirm a seat. Enjoy 1 hour of Hatha Yoga class to improve your core strength and spinal health along with Pranayama. The class is taught at a brand new Yoga shaala in NE Ann Arbor in a serene location. You will feel energized and relaxed with this practice.
Drop ins are $15 and package of 5 classes is $60, when paid ahead no carryovers allowed.
ArogyaVeda Yoga Shaala, 2458 N Dixboro Rd. $15. 2487364633. arogya.veda.annarbor@gmail.com www.arogyaveda.org [map]


 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. 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. All invited to play low-key parlor games.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4, 6:45, & 9:35 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.


 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 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.


  7:30 & 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]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

"Family Mew-vie Night": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Screening of 1986 animated comedy-musical An American Tail. Also, a chance to snuggle with adoptable cats. Popcorn, juice, and water. Kids must be accompanied by an adult (at least 1 for every 3 kids). Bring snacks, pillows, sleeping bags, and blankets, if you wish. Note: This event usually sells out.
Tiny Lions Center, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $10. Preregistration recommended at TinyLions.org/events. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Euchre Night: Temple Beth Emeth.

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All invited to play. No partner necessary.
8 p.m., TBE Adult Lounge, 2309 Packard. Free. djostrei@umich.edu, 665-4744. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

Forte Factory: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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This Pointless musical improv team improvises a one-act musical inspired by a conversation with the audience.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at PointlessBrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

The Yellow Room Gang: The Ark.

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In-the-round performances by this group of 8 award-winning veteran Michigan songwriters who get together regularly to share their new work. Members are David Barrett, Jim Bizer, Annie Capps, Kitty Donohoe, Jan Krist, Matt Watroba, and Michael Hough & David Tamulevich of the local duo Mustard's Retreat. The Yellow Room is the "brilliantly yellow" living room of Tamulevich's house on Ann Arbor's Old West Side, where gang members meet monthly. The Yellow Room Gang released the 2015 compilation CD Decade in celebration of its 10th anniversary.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]




 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Wakefire

Detroit sextet whose repertoire is an eclectic mix of Celtic rock, Slavic punk, Americana folk-rock, and baroque pop Openers: Pictus, a nationally touring Michigan trio whose repertoire is rooted in traditional Celtic music and dance featuring Highland pipes, drums, & pennywhistle, and Crossbow, a 10-piece Celtic music ensemble from Allendale that plays traditional jigs and reels, along with folk and world music-oriented covers. $15. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Randy Brock Group

Detroit blues trio. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Gemily

Trio that includes brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits of the nationally known local folk duo Gemini, and San's daughter, violinist Emily Slomovits. They perform a wide range of music, from classic songs of the 60s to traditional folk songs and dance tunes, as well as sparkling originals. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Gemily

Trio that includes brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits of the nationally known local folk duo Gemini, and San's daughter, violinist Emily Slomovits. They perform a wide range of music, from classic songs of the 60s to traditional folk songs and dance tunes, as well as sparkling originals. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Flea Circus

Duo of 2 veteran stars of the local music scene, boogie woogie & blues pianist Mark "Mr. B" Braun and drummer Pete Siers. [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: 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. [venue info]

Mash: Dan Orcutt

Veteran local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: The Invasion

British Invasion cover quartet from Redford led by singer- guitarist David Roof. [venue info]

Ziggy's: Dani Darling

Local quartet led by this jazz-inflected pop-soul singer-songwriter. Openers: Mercury Salad, a local acoustic soul-rock quartet, and Zosette & the Groove, a versatile vintage rock 'n' soul band from Detroit fronted by singer-guitarist Zosette Guir. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Everyday People 419

Toledo-based R&B/Soul band. [venue info]

 
 


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