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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 8, 2020






 
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 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

"Commercial Real Estate Trends Symposium": Swisher Commercial and Ann Arbor SPARK.

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Presented by Swisher Commercial and Ann Arbor SPARK:
Join us for a lively discussion on commercial real estate and economic trends in the Ann Arbor region. January 8th, 2020, at the U-M Golf Course Clubhouse. The program features a keynote presentation by Don Grimes, Regional Economic Specialist for the University of Michigan's Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics. Swisher Commercial, author of the annual Ann Arbor Vacancy Report since 1992, will also discuss commercial real estate trends in the Ann Arbor region.
9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Registration and networking
10:00 a.m. - Program begins
11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Q&A, more networking
Admission includes a complimentary copy of the 2019 Year-End Vacancy Report that will be released at the event.
$35 early bird pricing ends December 6th
$40 regular rate available December 7th - January 3rd
$60 late registration rate after January 3rd if tickets remain
Visit Eventbrite to register: https://bit.ly
U-M Golf Course Clubhouse, 500 E. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor MI 48104. $35 - $60. 734-663-0501. info@swishercommercial.com https://www.eventbrite.com/e/commercial-real-estate-trends-symposium-tickets-78066710633 [map]



 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Metastatic Cancer Group: Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Join others faced with the specific challenges of Metastatic Cancer.
Bi-weekly, Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month, 10 am - 12 pm
Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, 2010 HOGBACK RD STE 3. Free. 734-975-2500. info@cancersupportannarbor.org https://www.cancersupportannarbor.org/programs-and-activities/support-groups/ [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Storytime: Nicola's.

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Every Wed., except Jan. 1. An experienced storyteller performs for ages 7 & under.
11 a.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 11 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.


 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]


 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]



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Closed Dec. 24-31. Free. 998-9353. [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: 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.


 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 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.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Concerto Competition Finals: U-M School of Music.

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Jan. 8 & 9. Performances by undergrad (Jan. 8) and grad (Jan. 9) music students.
4 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 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.


 4:15, 7, & 9:45 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.


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Living with Loss": Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Living with Loss will be offered as a monthly drop-in group, for all those who have lost a loved one to cancer.
Monthly, Second Wednesday of the month, 6 - 7:30 pm
Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, 2010 HOGBACK RD STE 3. Free. 7349752500. info@cancersupportannarbor.org https://www.cancersupportannarbor.org/programs-and-activities/support-groups/ [map]


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Breast Cancer Support Group: Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.

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This group offers the opportunity to connect with others to discuss some of the unique challenges and concerns associated with breast cancer.
Monthly, First Wednesday 6-7:30 pm
* Second Wednesday in January due to New Year's Day
Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, 2010 HOGBACK RD STE 3. Free. 7349752500. info@cancersupportannarbor.org https://www.cancersupportannarbor.org/programs-and-activities/support-groups/ [map]


 6 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]


 6-7:30 p.m. 

Prostate Cancer Group: Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.

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This group offers the opportunity to connect with others to discuss some of the unique challenges and concerns associated with prostate cancer.
Monthly, First Wednesday of the month 6 - 7:30 pm
* Second Wednesday in January due to New Year's Day
Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, 2010 HOGBACK RD STE 3. 7349752500. erin@cancersupportannarbor.org https://www.cancersupportannarbor.org/programs-and-activities/support-groups/ [map]


 6:15-7:15 p.m. 

"Eurythmy Movement Series": Great Lakes Anthroposophy.

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Eurythmy is a contemporary movement practice that brings mindfulness, felt sense and movement together. In this series we will explore themes related to expanding our awareness of space and shared humanity. All are welcome and no experience is necessary. Our teacher, Claudia Fontana has been practicing and teaching Eurythmy for over thirty years internationally and locally. The WINTER 2020 SIX WEEK SERIES will take place on Wednesday Evenings 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. starting January 8, 2020 and costs $90 for the series. Please bring non skid, non marking slippers or shoes and wear comfortable clothing.
Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Avenue. $90. fontaneum@gmail.com [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
7 p.m. or so, join Facebook.com/Groups/KTCrafters for updates on virtual or in-person meeting location. Free. 926-8863. [map]


 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Creating and Caring for Native Plant Gardens": Ann Arbor Wild Ones.

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Talk by U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens director Bob Grese.
6:45 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free, metered parking. 604-4674. [map]


 7 - 8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Meditation Sessions: Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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Jewel Heart Facilitators will provide basic guidance for using the breath as a point of focus in these concentrated meditation sessions.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 734-994-3387. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How Can We Improve Race Relations?": Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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Jan. 8, 22, & 29. All invited to join a discussion lead by IRT co-director Dwight Wilson.
1115 Baldwin Ave. Free, preregistration required to DwightLWilson@hotmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement": Literati Bookstore.

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Local McSweeney's executive director and publisher Amanda Uhle and writers Natalie Bakopoulos, Nandi Comer, & Emily Jace McLaughlin discuss their contributions to this 2019 book of essays, fiction, and poetry by black, Latinx, Asian, queer, & trans writers who reflect on their experiences of a culture of normalized sexual harassment and abuse.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Art of Bread Making": Ann Arbor District Library.

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The Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodgers demonstrates how to bake a variety of breads. Tastings.
AADL Pittsfield. 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200.


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Tango": Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Talk by Jorge and Griselda Broggio of the Tango Argentino Club. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass).
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 274-0773. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

History Readers Book Club: Motte & Bailey, Bookseller.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by EMU history professor emeritus Michael Homel, of John Jackson's 1999 book American Bandstand: Dick Clark and the Making of a Rock 'n' Roll Empire, which explores what happened in front of and behind the camera of the popular 50's and 60's TV show.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]


 7:30-10 p.m.  Free! 

Visitors Night: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

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All invited to check out the trains whizzing around on the club's big, elaborate layout, housed in a depot restored by the club.
7:30-10 p.m., Michigan Central depot, 3487 Broad, Dexter. Free. 426-5100. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Murder on the Orient Express": Michigan Theater.

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(Sidney Lumet, 1974). Classic Poirot murder myster. Albert Finney, Maggie Smith.
$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) in advance at MichTheater.org and at the door. Times: (unless otherwise noted) TBA.


 8 p.m. 

Open Stage: The Ark.

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All acoustic performers invited. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up to perform 8 minutes (or 2 songs) each. The most talented and popular Open Stage performers are offered their own evenings at the Ark.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $3 (members & students, $2). 761-1451. [map]


 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Note: location varies from week to week.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Ballroom rm. $5 (students & members, $4; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [aw]. [map]



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Place That Face": Chelsea District Library.

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All seniors invited to help identify faces in the collection of photos local photographer Ralph Guenther donated to the CDL when he retired.
12:30-2 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Letterpress Open Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed., except Apr. 1 All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6 p.m. sharp, AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: The Open Organization Of Lockpickers: TOOOL-Ann Arbor Locksport.

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The mission of The Open Organization Of Lockpickers is to advance the general public knowledge about locks and lockpicking. By examining locks, safes, and other such hardware and publicly discussing our findings, we hope to strip away the mystery with which so many of these products are imbued.
All are welcome. If you have any locks or tools, feel free to bring them. If not, there are plenty to go around. Meetings generally consist of people picking locks while we talk about physical or cyber security, or just about anything else.
(Second Wednesday of each month.)
Ann Arbor Locksport - https://a2-locksport.org/
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com https://www.maker-works.com/events/toool-the-open-organization-of-lockpickers [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 p.m. 

Canceled: "Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Apr. 8, 22, & 30. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Atmig

Detroit-area indie rock quintet. Openers: Witchpucker, the experimental avant-noise duo of guitarist Dan Clark and keyboardist Sara Grosky, and Satellite Sweetheart, a Detroit rock quartet fronted by vocalist Tamara Marla. $5. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Nomad: Grant Green Project

All-star local jazz ensemble plays the entirety of 20th-century composer-guitarist Grant Green's 1965 LP Idle Moments. With tenor saxophonist Janelle Reichman, pianist Alexis Lombre, vibes player Peyton Miller, bassist Eric Nachtrab, and drummer Gayelynn McKinney. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde

Bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Jason Dennie and Tommy Reifel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Andrew Brown's Djangophonique

Vintage jazz in the style of gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by a local quartet led by guitarist Andrew Brown. With guitarist Erik McIntyre, clarinetist Tyler Rondo, and bassist Jorian Olk- Szost. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Allen Dennard Project

Dance band led by trumpeter Dennard, whose music is a mix of jazz, hip-hop, R&B, and funk. [venue info]

Mash: Sugartips Acoustic

Acoustic postpunk rock cover duo from suburban Detroit. [venue info]

Old Town: Bob Sweet Quartet

Jazz ensemble led by drummer Sweet, with saxophonist Andrew Bishop, guitarist Max Bowen, & bassist Kurt Krahnke. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: K Michael Joseph

Local singer-songwriter whose music is an acoustic blend of electropop, nu jazz, and ambient music. Also, an eclectic mix of covers. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike

All acoustic musicians invited. [venue info]

 
 


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