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Calendar of Events

Sunday, January 12, 2020






 
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 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]


 9 a.m.-3 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]


 9:45 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., 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]


 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Birds of Winter": WCPARC.

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Nature program for ages 7-12.
10:30 a.m.-noon, County Farm Park, 2230 Platt. Free. Preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. [map]


 11 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. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.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]


 11:10 a.m.  Free! 

"Sustainable Agriculture for the 21st Century": First Congregational Church Contemporary Issues Committee.

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Talk by Richard Andres, owner of local organic farm Tantré Farm.
11:10 a.m., FCC Mayflower Room, 608 E. William. Free. 662-1679. [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]


 Noon  Free! 

"Kitchen Coaching": Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea of Meijer A2 Saline.

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Planning to make some changes in your eating in 2020? Here's your chance to do it with the help of health coach Liza Baker -for FREE! Join us at noon every Sunday in January at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea of Meijer A2 Saline Rd for a presentation, a grocery store tour, and time for Q+A. And between 1-2pm, Liza will be holding drop-in office hours-curious about health coaching? Stop by to chat!
Kitchen Coaching Series:
1/5 What's the best way to eat? (It's a trick question)
1/12 Label Reading 101
1/19 Going (more) plant-based
1/26 Thriving Without Certain Foods (gluten, dairy, sugar...)
Find out more about Liza Baker here: https://simply-healthcoaching.com
Simply: Health Coaching
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea of Meijer Ann Arbor Saline Rd, 3145 ANN ARBOR SALINE RD. Free. 7343698697. hoagie@swmeijera2salinerd.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1034461006893849/ [map]



 Noon. 

U-M Women's Basketball.

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Oct. 30: Northwood. 7 p.m. Exhibition game.

Nov. 8: WMU. 7 p.m.

Nov. 10: Bradley. 2 p.m.

Nov. 23: Notre Dame. Time TBA.

Dec. 1: Morgan State. Time TBA

Dec. 5: Syracuse. 9 p.m.

Dec. 8 Oakland. 2 p.m.

Dec. 14: Appalachian State. Time TBA.

Dec. 31: Penn State. 2 p.m.

Jan. 5: Michigan State. Noon.

Jan. 12: Maryland. Noon.

Jan. 26: Rutgers. 2 p.m.

Feb. 2: Iowa. Noon.

Feb. 6: Purdue. 6 p.m.

Feb. 13: Northwestern. 7 p.m.

Feb. 19: Illinois. 7 p.m.

Mar. 1: Indiana. Time TBA.
Various times (see listing), Crisler Center. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]


 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Yerba Mate Tea & Talk": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's tea expert Charles Russman demonstrates how to prepare this South American tea in the traditional manner, using a gourd and bombilla (metal straw), which participants then take home.
Zingerman's Coffee, 3723 Plaza Dr. $55, preregistration required. 929-6060. [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. 

"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]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Pet Loss Support Group: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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It's never easy to lose a pet, and when you consider them, as we do, a member of the family, the loss can be difficult and extremely sad.
HSHV and Blue Dog Counseling have partnered to provide a support group on preparing for and dealing with the loss of a pet.
Colleen O'Brien, founder of Blue Dog Counseling, is an expert at developing creative therapeutic interventions to support individuals, couples, families, and other groups. Her personal commitment to animal welfare, her own experience as a devoted pet owner, and a passion for supporting people led her to create Blue Dog Counseling. Côlleen is dedicated to providing a safe, open, and creative space for discussion. A place where you can take time for yourself.
$10 donation is suggested.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Free. Donations accepted. colleen@bluedogcounseling.com www.hshv.org/events [map]



 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun., except Jan. 26 & Feb. 23. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Send-Off Exhibition": Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club.

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Performance by the club's synchronized skating teams, the Hockettes, in anticipation of their upcoming participation in the 2020 Midwestern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships. Also, performances by local Special Olympics skaters in anticipation of their upcoming participation in the Special Olympics State Games.
1:15 p.m., Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 213-6768. [map]


 1:30 p.m. 

"Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory": Michigan Theater.

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(Mel Stuart, 1971). Delightfully unsettling musical fantasy based on the Roald Dahl book about a boy who visits a candy factory. Gene Wilder.
Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; age 12 & under, free. michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 2, 5:15, & 8:30 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.


 2 p.m. 

Ben Lougheed: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This acclaimed classical guitarist, an Ann Arbor native, performs Baroque music by Bach and Scarlatti, along with 20th-century works by Astor Piazzolla, Agustín Barrios, & Joaquín Turina.
2 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. 769-2999. [map]
 


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea High School Percussion Ensembles: Chelsea District Library Sonic Sunday.

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CHS percussion ensembles perform the program of classical music they have prepared for the state Solo & Ensemble Festival.
2-3 p.m., Chelsea High School, 740 N. Freer, Chelsea. Free. 433-2201. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess Learn & Play: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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All invited to play chess, with instructions for beginners. Boards provided, or bring your own.
2-4 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Take Your Pick: Collecting Found Photographs": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current historical exhibit of amateur photography.
2-3 p.m., meet in the UMMA forum, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 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]


 2:15 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.


 2:15 & 5 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.


 2:30 & 8:15 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.


 2:30 & 8:15 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.


 3-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun., except Feb. 23 Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 3-5 p.m. 

"Ukulele Party!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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AADL staffers and other ukulele players TBA perform folky tunes, and AADL storytellers share stories. For kids in grades preK-3.
AADL Westgate.


 4-7 p.m. 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided; bring your own, if you like.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Winter Concert: U-M Life Sciences Orchestra.

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This ensemble of musicians from the U-M medical and life sciences staff performs Beethoven's Fidelio Overture, Maurice Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, and Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 1 in E Minor. Preceded at 3:15 p.m. by a lecture on the program.
4 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 936-2787. [map]


 4 - 5:30 p.m. 

Wu Style Tai Chi.

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Weekly Wu Style Tai Chi with Marilyn Feingold. Learn the ancient art of meditation in motion with this 'soft style' martial art emphasizing relaxation and balance. Suggested donation $5. Drop ins welcome.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Donation. 734-994-3387. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]


 4 p.m. 

"What's in a Song?": University Musical Society.

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Jan. 10 & 12 (different programs).U-M piano professor Martin Katz curates 2 concerts which explore different elements of all 53 of Austrian composer Hugo Wolf's art song settings of the Swabian Romantic poet Eduard Mörike's pastoral poems. Wolf's music fuses Mörike's verbal rhythms with vocal inflections that make each song what one critic calls a "reincarnation of the poem in another medium." The singers are soprano Sarah Shafer, mezzo-soprano Susan Platts, tenor Daniel McGrew, and baritone Jesse Blumberg. Katz accompanies.
8 p.m. (Fri.) & 4 p.m. (Sun.), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $45-$60 (students, $12-$20) in advance at Tickets.UMS.org, the Michigan League, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 4:15 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.


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Current": Booked for Murder Mystery Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Tim Johnston's 2019 novel about the discovery of 2 women in a frozen river--one dead, one alive--and an eerily similar 20-year-old crime.
4:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 769-2149.


 4:45 & 7:35 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.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm, or check MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569. [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]


 7:25 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 p.m. 

Connie Kaldor & Garnet Rogers: The Ark.

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Double bill of veteran Canadian folkies. Kaldor, a Saskatchewan native, writes songs of the prairies and of women and was recently inducted into the Order of Canada. The Boston Globe calls her "a masterful performer, wildly funny one moment, deeply personal the next." She comes to Michigan with Everyday Moments, her first new album in many years. Rogers is known for his resonant baritone and his poetic, emotionally potent compositions that the Kitchener Record calls "visionary songs of haunting and mysterious power." He accompanies himself on a variety of instruments.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"8 Pointless Minutes: A Long Form Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to form groups to perform an 8-minute improv sketch. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. (989) 455-4484. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. Also, different guest musicians each week. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Dan Hazlett

This Detroit-area singer-songwriter and guitarist plays blues-, R&B-, folk-, and jazz-influenced originals on topics that range from the outlandish to the sublime. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio

Jazz originals and standards by this local ensemble led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Old Town: Jen Sygit

Lansing singer-songwriter and guitarist known for her bluesy lyrics, down-home music, and sultry vocals. [venue info]

Ravens Club: "Sol Jazz Sundays."

A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by a different guest each week. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam."

Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night."

Swing dancing with the Royal Garden Trio , a trio led by guitarist Brian Delaney that plays early jazz standards and Hot Club- style gypsy jazz. [venue info]

 
 


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