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Calendar of Events

Saturday, January 11, 2020






 
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 8 a.m.6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Day of Meditation": Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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This day of meditation, open to all experience levels and offered according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, will include practice sessions and light guidance. Instructors will be available for assistance. Silence will be enjoyed throughout the day.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 734-994-3387. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]


 8 a.m.-9 p.m. 

Wolverine Classic: Gym America.

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Jan. 10-12. Over 1,000 women gymnasts compete in this national-level competition. Complete schedule available at WolverineClassic.com.
5-9 p.m. (Fri.) & 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Admission $10 at the door (Students age 5-17, $5; kids 4 & under, free). Cash only. 971-1667. [map]


 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Women's Health and Fitness Day": American Medical Women's Association.

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Women's Health and Fitness Day (WHFD) is a free community event promoting women's health in Washtenaw County. WHFD is run by the American Medical Women's Association at the University of Michigan Medical School and is funded by various medical departments. This year's event is scheduled for January 11, 2020 from 8:30am - 2:00pm. We have 15 workshop offerings, a raffle event, breakfast and lunch, as well as a keynote speaker, all free to participants. There are typically 150 attendees. All ages and fitness levels are welcome! The registration form can be found at https://forms.gle/N7GemDBbehZUUX24A.
Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Free. whfd.directors@gmail.com https://forms.gle/N7GemDBbehZUUX24A [map]



 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

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All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult; ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Arb Reader Center, 1610 Washington Hts. Free. Preregistration required online at mbgna.umich.edu. [map]


 9-10 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]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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Dec. 14 & 15, Jan. 11 & 12, Feb. 8 & 9, Mar. 14 & 15. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Youth age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (members, $3; kids age 12 & under, free). (517) 605-0624. [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.-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live mammals. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. Note: On Saturday, a midday "Animal Naptime" break when the animals get tired.
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. Admission $12 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Canceled: Used Book Sale: Friends of the Chelsea District Library.

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Sale of gently used paperback and hard-cover books. Also, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and more. Fill a bag for $5.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., CDL basement, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free admission. 475-8732. [map]


 10 a.m., noon, and 2 & 4 p.m  Free! 

Canceled: U-M Natural History Museum Tours.

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Every Sat. & Sun., except Mar. 22 Thirty-minute guided tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (noon & 4 p.m.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (2 p.m.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

Bag Sale: Friends of the Saline District Library.

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Sale of used books & other items.
10 a.m.-noon, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. $5 for a bag of books; 2nd bag free. 429-5450. [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]


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"KinderConcert": Chelsea District Library.

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Music for Little Folks director Gari Stein, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra flutist Alaina Bercilla, and pianist Kathryn Goodson lead kids age 5 & under (accompanied by an adult) in a 30-minute program that includes storytelling and dancing to live music. Participants also learn about the instruments.
10-11:30 a.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 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]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Chinese Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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An AADL storyteller tells stories and sings songs in Mandarin. Also, a Chinese-themed craft. For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
AADL Downtown Youth Story Corner, 343 S. Fifth Ave. 327-4200. [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. 

"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.  Free! 

"Surviving the Playground: A Free Class for Kids": Keith Hafner's Karate.

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Roughhousing, intimidation, and other 'social cruelties' can make the playground a scary place.
On Saturday, January 11th, we will be teaching simple skills that empower kids to feel happy and confident on the playground and in the neighborhood: the skills of emotional toughness, friend-making skills, and a little basic self-defense. Perfect for kids ages 5-10.
This class is FREE to our community! Click Here to register: https://member-site.net/VIP/default.aspx?FE--PiiPP
Keith Hafner's Karate, 214 S. Main. Free. 7349940333. khafner@provide.net www.karateisgoodforyou.com [map]



 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun., except Jan. 4 & 5. Short hands-on demos for ages 5 & up. "How to Become a Fossil" (11 a.m.). Participants handle real fossils while learning how they form and how fossil casts are made. "Life: How Do We Find It?" (3 p.m.). Participants learn about what kinds of planets might support life.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [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.-noon  Free! 

"Storytime at the Museum": UMMA.

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A U-M student docent reads a story related to art on display. Followed by a short craft activity. This month's theme: Korea. For ages 3-6 (with caregiver), siblings welcome.
11:15 a.m.-noon, UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (3:30 p.m.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals.
11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [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]



 12:55 p.m. 

"Wozzeck": Fathom Events.

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Live broadcast (Jan. 11) & rebroadcast (Jan. 15) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Alban Berg's 1925 opera based on German playwright Georg Büchner's unfinished episodic tragedy about a poverty-stricken barber driven insane by the apparently irremediable injustice of the world. With baritone Peter Mattei and soprano Elza van den Heever. German, supertitles.
Tickets $20-$25. 12:55 p.m. (Sat., Quality 16, Michigan, & Emagine only) and 1 & 6:30 p.m. (Wed., Quality 16 & Ann Arbor 20 only).


 1-3 p.m. 

"Intro Tumbling": A2 Aviary.

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Always wanted to learn to tumble but thought it was too late? Looking to brush up on some old tricks? This workshop is for you. We'll start with the basics: rolls, handstands, and cartwheels. From there, we'll add variations and work toward more difficult tricks like walkovers, round-offs, and handsprings. All levels welcome, but class size is limited. Please be sure to sign up via the link!
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $55. contact@a2aviary.com www.a2aviary.com [map]



 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Monthly Meeting: Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby.

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Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. It is the most focused and influential organization working on national climate policy. We are working to build support for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (energyinnovationact.org), a fair and effective policy to reduce GHG emissions. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions. Newcomers are welcome to come at 12:30 for a brief overview.
Ann Arbor District Library (downtown) - 3rd floor Freespace Room, 343 S. 5th Ave. Free. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org http://annarborccl.org, https://citizensclimatelobby.org/ [map]



 1-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: U-M Turner Senior Center.

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Talks by presenters TBA. Also, live music and food.
1-3:30 p.m., Bethel AME Church, 900 John A. Woods Dr. Free. Preregistration required at 998-9353. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Open Gym: Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor.

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Come join the FLIPS, TWISTS & FUN at Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor during Open Gym every Saturday from 1pm-2:30pm! Cost is $10 for 1.5 hours of uninstructed play time. Must have a signed consent form to participate, provided at the office if you are new to the gym! Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by a parent. Children 18 months or younger are FREE!
(Cash ONLY please if paying less than $14)
Champion Gymnastics Ann Arbor, 7240 Jackson Rd. $10. 734-222-1810. cga2@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-gym [map]



 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Getting Started with Electronic Music": Ann Arbor District Library.

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North Coast Modular Collective representatives and U-M Michigan Electronic Music Collections students discuss the basics of making electronic music and offer some hands-on demos. Socializing.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Stewardship Saturday": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All invited to help remove invasive plants from an old gravel pit. Wear long pants & closed-toe shoes.
1-3 p.m., Fox Science Preserve off Peters Rd., north off Miller, Scio Twp. Free. 971-6337.


 1:15 & 7:15 p.m. 

"Cunningham": Michigan Theater.

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(Alla Kovgan, 2019). 3-D documentary, drawing on archival footage and live recreations, about renowned choreographer Merce Cunningham.
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.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"A Winter Dweller's Celebration": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Michigan storyteller Genot Picor tells stories and performs music & dance evocative of the French fur-trading days of Old Michigan.
2-3 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.


 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! 

"Crafting": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades preK-2 invited to make a paper baby dinosaur in an egg.
AADL Westgate.


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Intro to Improv for Teens": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local improv troupe Work Friends members Ashley Hughes & Michael Baker lead teens in grades 6-12 through improv games, scene work, and other playful exercises. No experience necessary.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3-5 p.m. 

"Intro Hand Balance": A2 Aviary.

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The handstand is a fundamental gymnastics skill that requires strength and mobility from every part of the body. This workshop will focus on basic handstand technique with the goal of helping participants understand the hows and whys of balancing upside down. We will work on wrist, shoulder, hip, and core strength and mobility. We will also address safety and how to manage the fear that can come with learning how to invert. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to continue practicing on their own. All levels welcome but space is limited, please be sure to sign up via the link!
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $55. contact@a2aviary.com www/a2aviary.com [map]



 3:20, 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 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]


 3:45 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.


 3:45 & 7 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 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 & 10 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.


 4:20 & 9:45 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 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Swimming & Diving.

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Jan. 11. Indiana. Women's team, 11 a.m.; Men's team, 2 p.m.

Jan. 31. MSU. Men's & women's full team meet, 5 p.m.
Canham Natatorium, 500 E. Hoover. Free. 764-0247. [map]


 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.


 7 p.m. 

2nd Saturday Contra Dance Party: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Dan Blim of Ohio leads contras to live music by the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic, fiddler Luke Panning, and guest musicians TBA. No experience or partner needed. Wear loose fitting clothing and flat non-slip shoes. Dancing preceded by a concert by the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic.
7 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Pay what you can, $10 suggested. 443-9907. [map]


 7 & 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.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Beethoven's Early Piano Sonatas on Period Instruments: U-M School of Music.

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Performing on a 5-octave Viennese-style piano, U-M piano professor Matthew Bengston and U-M music students perform the 3 sonatas in op. 2. Featuring commentary by musicology professor Steven Whiting.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Roy Wood Jr.: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Jan. 10 & 11. A frequent correspondent for Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah since 2015, Wood is an Alabama-bred comic best known for his prank calls featured on more than 40 talk radio shows. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $20 reserved seating in advance at etix.com before 6 p.m. the night of the show; $22 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Elaine Dame Trio: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Vintage jazz and modern jazz standards by this ensemble led by vocalist Dame, a mainstay of the Chicago jazz scene known for her interpretive skills. Jazz Improv magazine praises how Dame "combines a freshness of approach with an unaffected fondness for the music she sings."
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. 769-2999. [map]
 


 8 p.m. 

Jill Jack: The Ark.

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Sultry-voiced Detroit folk-rock singer-songwriter whose music also draws freely on jazz and country flavors. Her 2005 CD Moon and the Morning After won a Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Folk Recording.
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]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

K Michael Joseph, singer, heats up Unity Vibration with his music: Unity Vibration Brewing Tasting Room.

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This after-the-Holidays appearance by K Michael Joseph, Ann Arbor award-winning musician, will feature his list of sensual songs, intended to warm up those special memory-making moments in your life.
Michael continues to entertain friends and fans with sultry songs about his favorite topic -- a call to Love -- perfect -- as winter's chill closes in!
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Michael is a solo artist who specializes in unique, lyrical soundscapes on the subjects of seduction, love's passions; and social justice.
Included in his set are songs from his newly released 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.
The music of K Michael Joseph is available as singles with 2 albums available on Apple Music and Spotify.
Unity Vibration Brewing Tasting Room, 93 Ecorse Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 218-3313. MichaelJ@kmichaelJoseph.com www.KMichaelJoseph.com [map]



 8-9:30 p.m. 

Peter Madcat Ruth & Michael Shimmin: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth Cafe 704.

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Madcat Ruth, a world-renowned veteran local harmonica wiz, has a massive repertoire of blues, jazz, folk, and rock tunes, along with several fine originals and songs by other contemporary composers. He's accompanied by percussionist Shimmin.
8-9:30 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd, ste. 1. Tickets $8 (2 for $15). 327-0270. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Florence: Music in the Cultural Crucible": Eya (Academy of Early Music).

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This award-winning Washington, D.C., vocal trio performs music popular in Renaissance Florence between the 14th & 16th centuries, from medieval chants and sacred songs to the works of Florentine native Francesco de Layolle and Franco-Flemish composers DuFay, Isaac, and Agricola. Preceded at 7:15 by an artist talk. Also, Eya coaches the Ann Arbor Grail Singers in a master class performance this afternoon at 2 p.m.
8 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Tickets $30 (seniors, $25; students, $10) in advance by Jan. 3 at AcademyOfEarlyMusic.org and Bookbound (1729 Plymouth); $35 (seniors, $30; students, $15) at the door. 228-4338. [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]


 8 p.m. 

"The Fantasticks": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Jan. 9-12. Jimmy Dee Arnold directs local actors in Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's romantic 1960 musical comedy about a boy and girl who fall in love despite their feuding fathers, only to grow apart when the fighting stops. This hit show, whose off-Broadway production holds the record for the world's longest-running musical, explores the nature of love with simplicity, nostalgia, and catchy songs.
7:30 p.m. (Jan. 9), 8 p.m. (Jan. 10 & 11) & 2 p.m. (Jan. 12). Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin Ave. Tickets $28 ($25, seniors; $15, students) in advance at a2ct.org and at the door. 971-2228. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: The Keyloggers

Local acoustic pop-folk duo of singer-cellist Becca Lynch and singer- guitarist Jessica Quiroga. . [venue info]

Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti Eagle Crest: 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," Count Five's "Psychotic Reaction," and priceless obscurities like Love's "Alone Again Or." 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Slum Village

Veteran Detroit hip-hop duo. Openers: D Vaughn, a Flint rapper, and DJ Chill Will. $20. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Janelle Reichman Quintet

Straight-ahead jazz by an ensemble led by this local clarinetist & saxophonist. [venue info]

Canterbury House: Karissa Bone

A jazz-inflected mix of classic rock, Motown, and pop by this Mid- Michigan native, currently a Berklee College of Music student who cites Norah Jones, H.E.R., and Corinne Bailey Rae as influences. 8- 10:30 p.m. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Bobby Pennock

Plymouth folk-rock singer-songwriter whose style draws its influences from Paul Simon and Harry Chapin, with a helping of the Beatles thrown in for zest. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Ki5

Local electronic musician whose songs blend dynamic vocals with beatboxing. [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: Dan Rafferty Band

Popular 8-piece Detroit pop dance band. [venue info]

Inverness Inn: Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies

Roots-rock quartet, led by former Starlight Drifters singer-guitarist Mack, whose repertoire includes originals and rockabilly, early rock 'n' roll, western swing, and hillbilly bop covers. 8 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Detroit's Own Soul Purpose Detroit's Own Soul Purpose

An eclectic mix of genres from funk and blues-rock to hard country by this Westland quintet fronted by vocalist Carol Holmes. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Black Jake & the Carnies

Popular Ypsilanti octet that calls its energetic, foot-stomping blend of punk, old-time music, and bluegrass "crabgrass." [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: J. Washburn Gardner

Ypsilanti pop-folk singer-songwriter and classically trained tenor. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Malty Taskers Jug Band Malty Taskers Jug Band

Old-time music from blues and country to hokum. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Poor Player

Detroit Americana alt-country quartet. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: The Switchbacks The Switchbacks

Local hard-rocking country and blues quintet fronted by vocalist Janet Benson. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Mark Jewett & Friends

Ensemble led by Detroit-area Americana pop-rock singer-songwriter Jewett. [venue info]

 
 


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