Ann Arbor Observer cover
Different Type of Birds in Trees Now
Ann Arbor Weather:
Monday January 27, 2020
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed

JAN

        1   2   3   4
  5   6   7   8   9  10  11
 12  13  14  15  16  17  18
 19  20  21  22  23  24  25
 26  27  28  29  30  31  
             

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 14, 2020






 
Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 9-10 a.m. 

"Contemporary Dance": A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less

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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.

  community member   < less

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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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 a.m.  Free! 

"Thyme to Learn about the Bird Center of Washtenaw County": Good Thyme Garden Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Talk by Bird Center clinic manager Andrea Aiuto.
10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 730-2947. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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 

Early Winter Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

  community member   < less

Meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. Our award winning Mothers Group is facilitated by both a social worker and an MPH/Certified Lactation Specialist. Together they have years of experience on infant development and postpartum adjustment. The six week series begins each class with group discussion on a topic pertinent to early parenthood such as getting enough sleep, feeding, changes to relationships, and places to go with your baby. If you will be going back to work during the six weeks, please contact our office for a prorated rate. You may also join any time during the session for a discounted rate. This group is designed from babies from newborn to crawling.
This group meets on Tuesday mornings from 10:30-noon from January 14th to February 18th.
Save $5 with promo code SUPPORT through January 12th
Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings, 2311 East Stadium Suite 202-2. $100/6 weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 11:15 a.m. 

"Beginning Tai-Chi": Sun Shen.

  community member   < less

This class will begin with a series of Qi-Gong warm ups to foster flow and flexibility in the physical body and the energy body. We will then practice the 35 Form and from time to time highlight Tai-Chi principles. Classes are held Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $40/month or $12/drop-in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Brown Bag Book Club: Northfield Township Area Library.

  community member   < less

Bring your lunch and we'll provide a hot beverage. Discussion is moderated and usually lasts for an hour or so. If you are interested in joining, contact Meredith at mnicholson@ntal.org or give us a call! We order books through MeLCat, so a lead time of 2-3 weeks is needed for us to get a copy for you in time for the discussion.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Cognitive Theory and Science as Frameworks for the Understanding of Roman Public Commemoration": U-M History of Art Department.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Talk by U-M art history professor Diana Ng.
12:30-1:30 p.m., 1022 Osterman Common Rm., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 764-5400. [map]


 3:20, 6:30, & 9:40 p.m. 

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker": State Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.  Free! 

Tween Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All kids ages 9-13 invited to discuss a book. Also, a related activity. Snacks.

Nov. 19: Amina's Voice, Hena Khan's 2017 novel about an 11 year-old Pakistani American girl who struggles with reconciling her dream of becoming a soul singer with her Muslim faith.

Jan. 14: Circus Mirandus, Cassie Beasley's debut novel about a young boy who discovers that his grandfather's wild stories about a magical circus are true.

.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-7832. [map]


 3:45 & 9:20 p.m. 

"Uncut Gems": State Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 3:50 p.m. 

"A Hidden Life": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Awards Season Warmup": U-M Special Collections After Hours.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Display of the late filmmaker Robert Altman's awards, including a Golden Globe, an Independent Spirit Award, & an Oscar. Light refreshments.
4-6 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library 6th floor, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-9377.


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How Yiddish Tales Are Told": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Talk by Jewish Theological Seminary professor David Roskies.
4-5:30 p.m., 202 S. Thayer rm. 2022. Free. 763-9047. [map]


 4 & 7 p.m. 

"Jojo Rabbit": State Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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, 6:45, & 9:20 p.m. 

"Little Women": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 4:30 & 7:15 p.m. 

"Cunningham": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 5-6 p.m. 

"Street Dance": A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less

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.

  community member   < less a white board with a list of aerial apparatus on it, each apparatus has a different exercise listed

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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.

  community member   < less

"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 p.m.  Free! 

"Simple Steps for Starting Your Business": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Local SCORE business management counselor Kathryn Myers discusses myths & realities of entrepreneurship, funding & cash management, and other critical issues in starting a business.
ADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Parenting Toolkit Lecture Series": Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor.

  community member   < less Parenting Toolkit Flyer

This series of lectures will offer information and helpful approaches to some of today's most pressing parenting questions. Series topics: Jan 14 Recreational Marijuana Legalization-What Parents Need to Know, Feb 4 Your Developing Child Grades 1-8, Feb 11 The Teenage Brain, April 14 Understanding Cyber Safety. Talks held at both the Rudolf Steiner Lower School and High School. Please view our flyer for speakers and LOCATION OF EACH TALK. https://www.steinerschool.org/ourpages/auto/2019/9/30/48886964/Parenting%20toolkit.pdf
Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor. Free. 7349954141. kbrown@steinerschool.org https://www.steinerschool.org



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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! 

"Code Lab: Animation Using Processing": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to explore simple and advanced video animation techniques using the Processing coding language on a Raspberry Pi. Bring your own Pi, if you wish. No experience necessary.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness Workshop": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Dianna Kause discusses how to clear your energy field and leads attendees through a guided meditation session.
6:30-7:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 6:30-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Swarm Biology and Swarm Control": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Beekeeper Meghan Milbrath discusses managing bee colonies.
6:30-8:45 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free, metered parking. A2B2club@gmail.com. [map]


 6:45 & 9:20 p.m. 

"Parasite": State Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Others": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

  community member   < less Others

A discussion on us and them, but mostly them.
Readings to consider:
1. Neuroethics and the Problem of Other Minds: Implications of Neuroscience for the Moral Status of Brain-Damaged Patients and Nonhuman Animals
2. Undocumented Patients: Undocumented Immigrants and Access to Health Care
3. Bioethics and International Human Rights
4. Against culturally sensitive bioethics
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit http://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/038-others/.
I hear every one else is reading the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Astronomy on Tap: Astronomy on Tap Ann Arbor.

  community member   < less beer glasses in front of a nebula with the text Astronomy on Tap Ann Arbor

Join AoT Ann Arbor for an evening of science and so much more!
Each month, we hear from two scientists about their astronomy related research, plus try some trivia, ask questions, and chat with other astronomy enthusiasts.
Doors open at 7pm - sit down, relax, and order something! The first talk will start at 7:15.
For more information and to keep up to date visit us on the facebook page and follow us on twitter @AoTAnnArbor.
Pizza House, 618 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI. 48104. Free. astronomy.on.tap.ann.arbor@gmail.com http://astronomyontap.org/2019/12/astronomy-on-tap-ann-arbor-january-14-2020/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.  Free! 

Gardening Talks: Dexter Garden Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.

Nov. 12: "Groundcovers." Talk by Michigan Gardening writer Julia Hofley.

Jan. 14: "Permaculture Gardens." Talk by Ann Arbor schools science teacher Matt Nolan.

Feb. 11: "The World of the Senses." Talk by local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd.

Mar. 10: TBA.

.
7 p.m., Dexter Senior Center (Apr. 9), 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter, and Hilltop Nursery (May 14), 8996 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor. Free. 253-2727. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.  Free! 

Literati Bookstore Poetry Book Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to join a discussion of a book TBA at LiteratiBookstore.com.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Go-Tech Meeting: Maker Works.

  community member   < less

Join us for this self-proclaimed "geek show-and-tell." Makers present their creations!
We have people interested in a wide scope of topics and endeavors. Programming, robots, machining, welding, artistic creations, metal casting, anything being built. Pretty much anything someone is "Making" is welcome at a Go-Tech meeting.
Also, if you have a problem with your project ask for help and the brain trust of Go-Tech will amaze you with solutions to difficulties you haven't even explored yet. This is an open group. All are welcome and especially young makers are encouraged to bring in a project to show off.
Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 7342224911. frontdesk@maker-works https://www.maker-works.com/events/go-tech [map]



 7 p.m. 

Pinball League: Pinball Pete's.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Bluegrass Jam Circle": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
1320 Baldwin Ave. $5 fee to cover building rental. a2bluegrass.com, 794-6250. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Perfect Breakfast Pastries": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodgers demonstrates how to make various pastries, highlighted by crepes, crescents, & Danishes. Tastings.
AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Local Morris dancers lead an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs.
7-10 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium. Free, food & drinks for sale. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Snow Crash": Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All age 21 & over invited to discuss Neal Stephenson's 1992 cyberpunk novel about a fight to prevent a computer virus-triggered "infopocalypse".
7-9 p.m., 3154 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Gerald Cleaver's Violet Hours: U-M School of Music.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Performance by a jazz ensemble led by Detroit jazz drummer-composer Cleaver.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice": Sierra Club Book Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to discuss this 2018 book by William E. Glassley.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center, 2513 Jackson. Free. 971-1157. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Bit Player": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Mark Levinson, 2019). Documentary about mathematician Claude Shannon, who's best known for laying the foundation for the information age by introducing the notion of a "bit."
Michigan Theater. [map]


 8 p.m. 

G. Love & Special Sauce: The Ark.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

This band has been around since the early 1990s, when they came on the scene in Philadelphia with a loose, spontaneous mix of sounds that treated the hip-hop, R&B, and grunge conventions of the day with total creative freedom. Since then they've released numerous albums (plus several G. Love solo efforts), all with a different musical mix, but all with the same effortless sense of fun and way of combining old and new sounds. They come to Michigan with a new album, The Juice Glove. Opener: Shamarr Allen, a trumpeter-vocalist from New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $40 (VIP, $99.) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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 p.m. 

"Gordon Grdina's Nomad Trio": Kerrytown Concert House.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Vancouver-based guitarist Grdina, who is known for avant-garde jazz and free form improvisation, contemporary indie rock, and classical Arabic music, joins NYC pianist Matt Mitchell and NYC drummer Jim Black to perform rock, free jazz, and modern classical compositions by Grdina.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$30 in advance at a2tix.com. 769-2999. [map]
 


 9:35 p.m. 

"Knives Out": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo

This local pop-rock singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His recent CD, Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection. Photo: Myra Klarman. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Anything Goes Open Stage"

All acoustic musicians 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]

Ypsi Alehouse: Devyn Mitchell

Plymouth pop-folk singer-songwriter. 7-9 p.m. [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]

 
 


You might also like:

Stielstra's Songbook
Heaven for Me
Sandor Slomovits
Joe Eadie
Kerrytown's Santa
Shelley Daily
Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Blossoming out
arwulf arwulf
Coming of Age at State and Packard
In 1965, it had everything a young man needed.
Neil Haldeman
Solar Panels
Plugging into the sun
Bob & Jorja Feldman
Nightspots: Canterbury House
Susan McDowell
The godmother of local women's hockey
Eve Silberman
Safety Services
Crossing the Border
After inching along for decades, the Border-to-Border Trail is racing toward the finish line.
Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
Subscribe to the Ann Arbor Observer
One of the finest university art museums in the country, UMMA holds collections representing 150 yea
Mohler Prize Lecture
A visitor's guide to Ann Arbor