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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 7, 2020






 
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 9-10 a.m. 

"Contemporary Dance": A2 Aviary.

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This contemporary dance class combines movement techniques from a variety of dance traditions like ballet, Hawkins, Humphrey, and other modern dance styles to create a unique and fun movement experience. Each week has a theme with appropriate warm-up exercises that prepare students for a choreographed dance combination. Movement material will build from week to week, allowing dancers to build their dance skills! We may delve into floor work and weight sharing/partnering, depending on the comfort level of students in the class.
Participants should wear layers and be prepared to dance in bare feet (dance shoes are okay too!). This class is open to all levels. Please sign up via the Aviary's website, class size is limited! =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15-$125. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 9:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 10-May 13. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]


 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.


 10-10:45 a.m. 

"Tiny Tails Storytime": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Songs, stories, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats. For kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).
10-10:45 a.m, Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd. ste. a1. $5 per child (babies under age 1, free). 661-3530. [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. (734) 747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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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.-noon 

Social Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservation required.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 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.


 10-11 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]


 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Free Winter Moms Group Preview!": Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Meet other new moms, and learn more about our winter moms group at this free preview on January 7th from 10:30-noon. Designed for moms and their babies ages 0-crawling, this is a facilitated group that is driven by participant interests. The preview will feature a simple winter craft and a discussion of winter activities for baby. Share the joys and challenges of parenthood in a warm and welcoming setting. Get out of the cold and enjoy coffee, tea, and friendship!
Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings, 2311 East Stadium Suite 202-2. Free. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. 475-8732. [map]


 Time TBA  Free! 

Oracle Pro Tennis Series.

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Jan. 6-12. Over 60 matches of professional mens singles and doubles in competition for a $54,000 prize, in Ann Arbor for the first time. Final rounds on Jan. 11 & 12.
Complete schedule available at tnTennisSeries.com. U-M Varsity Tennis Center, 2250 S. State St. Free. (440) 840-4072. [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, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Parasite": 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.


 3:45, 7, & 9:50 p.m. 

"Uncut Gems": State Theater.

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(Josh & Benny Safdie, 2019). American crime thriller.
State Theater. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4, 7:15, & 9:35 p.m. 

"Jojo Rabbit": State Theater.

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(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, 6:35, & 9:25 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.


 4:15 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.


 5-6 p.m. 

"Street Dance": A2 Aviary.

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In this fast pace rhythmic class, students will learn body control and techniques as they learn street dance styles such as popping, tutting, waving, animation and beginner breaking (break-dance). Beginners will gain the foundation they need to grow, while more advanced students will find the challenge of personal style, foundation refinement, choreography, and battling.
Each class begins with a 15 minute warm-up, please bring clean sneakers/tennis shoes. It is strongly recommended that students are able to lift their arms over heads. Class size is limited, all students must register via the included link to be guaranteed a spot in class. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15-$125. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 6-7 p.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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This an all-levels instructor-guided conditioning circuit class is perfect for new aerialists, experienced flyers as a supplement to their current training, or for any folx who are interested in a new and exciting way to exercise. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12-$105. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 6-9 p.m. 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap tips.
Call for location. $2 monthly dues. MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch, 945-3035.


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do": Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part 2 has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when teen substane use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part 2 ends with adults and young people together hearing a talk by a young person in recovery from a substance use disorder. The series is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists, and co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the WISD/LESA Health Educators' Learning Network and Saint Joe's Greenbrook Recovery Center. The series is inclusive of parents/guardians, teens, other family members, professionals and students - all are welcome. Free, open to all, registration is not required.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs [map]



 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Hand Embroidery": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to learn the basics of hand embroidery, such as choosing fabrics, threading a needle, & starting a sampler.
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Adulting 101: In an Emergency!": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Join us as we host our new series on useful life skills that just might get you out of a bind. This time, we'll show you how to put preparedness to work by demonstrating the use of a home emergency kit, a car emergency kit, and even an emergency kit for pets! Registration is required for this program. Register online at www.ntal.org/events
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Snow or shine.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Tech Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Two hours of open access to the AADL collection of computing hardware (circuitry, motors, LEDs, cameras, & sensors), coding devices (Python, Scratch, Sonic Pi, & Linux commands), and other tech devices.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Open to ages 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. Kari.Thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 3: Arlene Kindel & Julie Esch lead, music by the Time Travelers. Dec. 10: Louise Siddons (OK) leads, music by Debbie Jackson, Brad Battey, and Steve Schneider. Dec. 17: Winter Solstice Party. Ray Bantle & Drake Meadow lead, music by Childgrove. Festive attire encouraged; bring a treat to share.
7 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Fathom Events Presents Mystify: Michael Hutchence: Fathom Events.

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"Mystify: Michael Hutchence" is a powerfully intimate and insightful portrait of the internationally renowned INXS frontman Michael Hutchence. Michael's extraordinary voice and sensuality propelled him to world acclaim, but as a result, he struggled with the idea of success and the creative limits of pop stardom. Deftly woven from an extraordinary archive of rich imagery - including Michael's private home movies and those of his loved ones - the film delves beneath the public persona of the charismatic 'Rock God' and transports audiences through the looking glass to reveal a multifaceted, intensely sensitive and complex man.
Quality 16, 3686 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $16. avalon.jones@civic-us.com https://www.fathomevents.com/events/mystify [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. Men invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). Newcomers should call in advance, 796-7467. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Pinball League: Pinball Pete's.

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Every Tues. & Sun. All invited to compete in a pinball tournament of 6 games, followed by a playoff between those in the top half. Prizes.
7 p.m., Pinball Pete's, 1214 South University. $2 entry fee plus the cost of games (75 cents to $1 per game). 213-2502. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). SingWithUs.org, 612-7580. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Fleabag": Michigan Theater.

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Rebroadcast of the National Theatre (London) production of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's vicious, clever one-woman show that inspired the popular BBC comedy of the same name, about a complicated nameless woman navigating London life in the aftermath of a tragedy. The New Yorker calls it a "precision black-humor mechanism, a warped and affecting tale about one single woman's existence."
7 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $15 (tentative) in advance atfathomevents.com/events & at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 7 p.m. 

"Mystify: Michael Hutchence": Fathom Events.

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(Richard Lowenstein, 2019). Documentary about the troubled life of Australian rock band INXS frontman.
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline).


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The View from Somewhere: Undoing the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity": Literati Bookstore.

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North Carolina-based independent journalist Lewis Raven Wallace reads from his book on how journalism can be reformed to best serve the public. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Club members show their projected images (Jan. 7) and prints (Jan. 21) on various topics, including this month's assigned topic, "Disappearing Technology." Also, several club members TBA present 4-10 images (Jan. 7) to a panel of member judges who select the best of the lot.
Forsythe Middle School Media Center, 1655 Newport Rd. Free. 327-4781. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of Señales que precederán el fin del mundo, Yuri Herrera's 2011 novel about a girl searching along the U.S.-Mexico border for her missing brother.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio.

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Open mic storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Ten storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on an assigned topic-judged by a 3-person team recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Seating limited; arrive early.

2020 topics:

Jan. 7: Beg Borrow Steal.

Jan 21: Beauty.

Feb. 5: Revolution.

Fev. 18: Cold.

Mar. 3: Celebration.

Mar. 17: Co-Habitation.

Apr. 13: Idols.

Apr. 21: Illusions.

May. 5: Dedication.

May. 19: Do-Over.

Jun. 9: Deadlines.

Jun. 23: Enthusiasm.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), The Blind Pig, 208 S. First. Tickets $15 general admission in advance only at TheMoth.org beginning a week before each event. 764-5118. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues. & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8:45 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Oz's Music Environment: "Songwriters Open Mike"

All songwriters invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. He recently released his first CD in 18 years, Big Car Town, a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [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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