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Calendar of Events

Monday, January 13, 2020






 
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 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m 

Weekly Meeting: The U-M Club of Ann Arbor.

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Every Mon. All invited to talk sports with other enthusiasts, and listen to featured U-M sports coaches recap the season. Also, a Weber's catered lunch available ($10.75; seniors, $10.25).
Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. $5 for nonmembers, up to 2 weeks; free for members ($60 annual membership dues). 239-3428. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 13-Apr. 20 All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com; 665-9271. [map]


 10:30 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.


 11 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.


 Noon-3 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy and poker that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-3:30 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2). 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., & Fri. Seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [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.


 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Monday": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 8-12 invited to try out this computer game that involves building things with virtual blocks to work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL learning lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 3:45 & 9:30 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 & 7 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 & 7:15 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.


 4:25, 6:30, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Little Women": Michigan Theater.

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(Greta Gerwing, 2019). Period drama about 4 sisters coming of age in America in the aftermath of the civil war.
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.


 5:30 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, 2960 Washtenaw Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $20. (734) 747-0123. betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Just for Kids: Explore the World of Pot Pies": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Zingerman's Deli chef Rodger Bowser and tasting expert Jenny Hall discuss how to conduct tastings. Geared towards ages 4-14.
Zingerman's Deli Upstairs Next Door, 418 Detroit St. $15 (parents welcome to lurk for free), reservations required. 663-3354. [map]


 5:45 p.m. 

"Suspension-Extension Coyopa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Yoga--unlike other yoga class you've taken before. This high intensity class uses straps (similar to TRX) to stretch muscles that can be difficult to stretch in other exercises. Class starts with some stretching, and once the body warms up, begins to pick up the pace. You will work on a flow sequence that will get the heart rate up. The straps are used to help balance and stretch deeper (and safely) into yoga postures. Usually you will feel the stretches in your tighter/weakest muscles first. Your first couple classes may be intense, but if you continue to come to this class, you will notice big changes! This class can help build strength, relieve pain, release tension, increase flexibility, and prevent injury. The studio will be heated between 90-95 degrees for this class, so bring a water bottle. Your first class at the studio is free!
You can park in the studio's parking lot for free. Same parking lot as the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with a red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (or package prices). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Creative Crafting for Adults": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Join Meredith as she shows you how to use upcycled wine bottles and colorful paint to create a festive craft to brighten the winter doldrums, which you can implement in your household to whatever creative effect you desire. Suitable for all skill levels, this program is registration only as there is limited space.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 6-8 p.m. 

Euchre: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 6 p.m. 

Nei-Gong Class: Sun Shen.

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The SUN SHEN Nei-Gong System is a comprehensive system of meditation practices to build awareness and ability to harness and cultivate your own energy system and mind. With these practices you will learn how to increase your energy, balance your energy system, increase your energy flow and relaxation, and experience greater pleasure. This class is great for anyone who would like to enhance their health, their energy healing skills, mental calm and focus, and capacity for experiencing pleasure and happiness. Classes are held Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop-in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [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]


 6:45 & 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.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Friends of McKune Memorial Library Mystery Book Club.

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All invited to discuss the books in different mystery series.

Colin Cotterill's Jimm Juree mysteries..

Jan.-Mar. TBA.
7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant, Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-7035. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Jewel Heart Readers.

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Enjoy lively discussion of dharma related book selections monthly. Open to All
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 7349943387. annarbor@jewelheart.org https://www.jewelheart.org/chapters/ann-arbor/ [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Kiley Reid: Literati Bookstore.

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This Iowa Writers Workshop alum reads from Such a Fun Age, her new novel about a young black babysitter falsely accused of kidnapping her white employer's child, a situation only made worse when the employer attempts to set the record straight. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Civil War Letters & Correspondences": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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Talk by Illinois College history professor emeritus Jim Davis.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Administrative Bldg. rm. 2B45 (2nd floor), 5305 Elliott Dr. Free. (517) 750-2741.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: Unforgettable Characters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local short story writer Alex Kourvo discusses how to create fictional characters that seem as real as the people we know. Also, Kourvo and middle school writer Merrie Haskell host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects (Jan. 13, 7-8:30 p.m.)
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Jan. 13 & 27. All invited to get basic sewing help with their unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines. Bring your own sewing machine, if you wish. Also, local crafter Amber Adams-Fall shows how to make a zigzag stitch seam finish (Jan. 13) and demonstrates cutting fabric (Jan. 27).
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Textile Traditions of Mexico: Textiles and Dress as a Cultural Expression": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Talk by local Mexican tour company founder Stephanie Schneiderman. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. AnnArborFiberArts@gmail.com. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Huntington West Virginia Story": Washtenaw Families Against Narcotics.

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Cabell County (WV) EMS nurse Connie Priddy talks about how this town reduced opioid overdoses by 40%.
7-8:30 p.m., 242 Church, 648 S. Wagner. Free. WashtenawFan.com. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Town Hall on the Implementation of the 2020 Census, the Citizens Redistricting Commission, and MI's New Voter Rights": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to join a discussion led by League of Women Voters members.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Greatest Snowman Sing-Along": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Gracey, 2018). Musical biopic about showman P. T. Barnum. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams. On-screen lyrics.
Michigan Theater. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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All invited to a panel discussion by club members of how to assemble a stamp or postal history exhibit. Also, a mini stamp auction.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free. arbor@provide.net, 761-5859. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Scandinavian Music Jam.

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Bruce Sagan and Brad Battey lead an acoustic jam session devoted to traditional music from Sweden and Norway. All musicians invited.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music by Susie Lorand & friends. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 274-0773. [map]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Argentine Tango Practice: Tangolab.

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Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by lessons ($10) for beginners (6:30 p.m.) & intermediate/advanced dancers (7:30 p.m.)
8:30-11:30 p.m., Pittsfield Union Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5. 819-1292. [map]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9:20 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.


 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ravens Club: Justin Walter's Poe Boys

Traditional jazz stomps, shuffles, and 1920s-1930s show tunes by this local ensemble led by trumpeter & cornetist Justin Walter. With saxophonist-clarinetist Chris Tabaczynski, guitarist-banjoist Erik McIntyre, and sousaphonist Chris Smith. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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