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Calendar of Events

Sunday, January 19, 2020






 
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 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 9 a.m. 

"Premier Electric Violinist Christian Howes": Community Music School of Ann Arbor.

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On Sunday, January 19, 9:00 am-3:00 pm at Rudolf Steiner High School, one of the world's most acclaimed jazz violinists, Christian Howes, will be traveling to Ann Arbor to lead a professional development seminar centered around contemporary music and improvisation for area music educators.
Rudolf Steiner High School, 2230 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. $25. communications@cmsa2.org https://www.cmsa2.org/ [map]



 9:45 a.m. 

"Donation Morning Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This class is a great way to begin your day. These classes are combining a little slow flow with more holding and stretching postures. The temperature of the studio is usually between 80-85 degrees.

We are 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.

There is a donation jar at the front of studio next to the sign in sheet. Please donate what you are able. Suggested donations $5-20.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Sunday Winter Democratic Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun. The assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination.
Meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259, 996-8440, 996-9122. [map]


 10 a.m., noon, and 2 & 4 p.m  Free! 

U-M Natural History Museum Tours.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Thirty-minute guided tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (Jan. 25 & 26, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Feb. times, noon & 4 p.m.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (Jan. 25 & 26, noon & 4 p.m.; Feb times, 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.-4 p.m. 

"Monster Ann Arbor Record & CD Collector's Show": Rerun Records.

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Popular fair with more than 50 dealers from a half-dozen states selling rare and collectible used records and CDs, as well as hard-to-find new releases. Includes every popular music genre, along with rock music books, rock videos, posters, and assorted pop culture memorabilia. Food and beverages for sale. Patrons may bring in a small number of records to sell.
Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. $3 regular admission (children age 10 & under, free); $15 early bird admission. For information or to reserve a dealer table, contact Rod Branham at 604-2540. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Pop-Up Makerspace": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: "Lego Engineering!"
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. Admission $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [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.-noon  Free! 

Introductory Dharma Talk: Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Talks by Jewel Heart's resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche on various aspects of Tibetan Buddhism.
Jewel Heart Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free; donations accepted. 994-3387. [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]


 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

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]


 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., Sun., Jan. 20. & Feb. 18 Three audiovisual planetarium shows suitable for all ages.

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The Sky Tonight (Thurs. 5:30 & 6:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m.; Jan. 20, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m.; Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m.), is an exploration of the current night sky.

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Cosmic Colors (Sat., Sun., & Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m.), details the spectrum of energy we call light. Preceded by a brief star talk.

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Two Small Pieces of Glass (Sat., Sun., & Feb. 18, 3:30 p.m.) shows how telescopes big & little, simple & complex, use light to work.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Tickets $8. 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-1 p.m. 

"Hedgehog Day Craft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades preK-3 invited to make pine cone hedgehogs.
AADL Westgate.


 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"14th Annual Worst Day of the Year Ride": Wheels in Motion Cycle and Fitness.

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All invited to join rides of 12, 20, & 40 miles around Ann Arbor. Also, an "Abominable Snowman" fat-tire bike loop and a 16-mile mountain bike ride. All rides end at Conor O'Neill's (attended bike parking). Hot soup and a cash bar. Helmets required.
12:30 p.m. (40-mile ride), 1 p.m. (20-mile ride), 1:15 p.m. (fat bike ride), 1:30 p.m. (16-mile mountain bike ride), & 2 p.m. (12-mile ride), meet at the Farmers Market in Kerrytown. Reservations requested at WheelsInMotion.us. Free. 971-2121. [map]


 1-4 p.m. 

"Newborn Know-How Crash Course": Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Babies don't come with instructions, so we designed a crash course full of information and demonstrations to prepare for newborn care. This is your opportunity to spend time together focusing on your baby. Not the birth, or what to register for, but what life will really be like with your new bundle. Topics covered include: feeding (including how to get breast or bottle feeding off to a good start), swaddling, diapering, holding, sleep, and the fourth trimester. You will have the opportunity to meet other parents and to learn more about local parenting resources.
Cost includes mom and partner.
Through January 31st use promo code 4THTRIMESTER for $10 off
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium Blvd. $70. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [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 p.m. 

"Emergence: 68th Annual Faculty and Guest Artist Choreography Concert": EMU Dance Department.

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Jan. 17-19EMU dance majors perform a mixed repertoire of contemporary, ballet, and hip-hop works choreographed by EMU dance professor Sherry Jerome-Wilkinson and several guest artists, including EMU Dance lecturer Molly Paberzs, Detroit Dance Collective co-founder Barbara Selinger, Next Step Dance (FL) artistic director William Crowley, Alexandria Davis Dance Company (FL) owner Alexandria Davis, and WMU dance professor David Curwen.
EMU Quirk Theater, 124 Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti. Tickets $10 (students, $8) in advance at EMUtix.com and at the door. 487-2282. [map]


 1:30-6 p.m.  Free! 

Game Playtesting: Michigame Design Lab.

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Game Playtesting: Michigame Design Lab. All invited to try out new games from local board and card game designers and provide feedback.
1:30-6 p.m. Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 548-9729. [map]


 2-4 p.m. 

Family Dance: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Callers lead contras and square dances to live music. For kids, accompanied by an adult. Followed by Grange-baked cookies and cocoa.

Nov. 17: Caller Drake Meadow with music by Paul Winder and Betsy Beckerman.

Dec. 15: Caller TBA, music by Donna Baird, Fred & Nora Karsch, Jim Horton.

Jan. 19: Caller Drake Meadow, music by Donna Baird & Dawn Swartz.

Feb 16: Caller Drake Meadow, music by Donna Baird & Cindy Feigel.

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2-4 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $12 per family (members, free). 769-1052. [map]


 2-3 p.m. 

"Cuellar's Critters": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Cuellar's Critters (SE MI) owner Joby Cuellar shows various live animals from around the world in this educational and entertaining program.
Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5), preregistration required; recreation passport required ($16 if purchased at the gate). 475-3170. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Mari Katayama": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of art by this Japanese artist, a double amputee who features her own body in provocative works that combine photography, sculpture, and textiles.
2-3 p.m., meet in the UMMA forum, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Roadsigns": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Jan. 16-Mar. 14. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Purple Rose founder Jeff Daniels' new play, a lyrical drama about a young poet who, as he embarks on his own life's journey, encounters a rich gallery of characters on the margins of life who are each following a dream, or hoping to bump into one. Cast: David Bendena, Tom Whalen, Richard McWilliams, Rusty Mewha, Ruth Crawford, K. Edmonds, Kristin Shields, and Caitlin Cavanaugh.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat. & Nov. 29), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $32 (Wed.), $28 (Thurs.), $42 (Fri. eve.), $43 (weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance (beginning Dec. 9) at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]


 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

"The S Word": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Screening of this documentary about suicide. Followed by a Q&A with mental health professionals.
2-5 p.m., TBE, 2309 Packard. Free. TBE@ypsimedical.com. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Threat Modeling": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Cryptoparty Ann Arbor representatives discuss this digital security concept.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Variants": Ann Arbor Concert Band.

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James Nissen conducts this local volunteer ensemble in Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, Vincent Persichetti's Divertimento, Norman Dello Joio's Variants on a Medieval Tune and Scenes from the Louvre, contemporary English composer Philip Sparke's Sunrise at Angel's Gate and Fairest of the Fair, and Respighi's Pines of the Appian Way.
2 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (seniors & students, $5; kids age 11 & under, free) in advance at mkt.com/aacb and at the door. 478-7515. [map]


 2:30 p.m. 

"63 Up": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Apted, 2019). Documentary exploring the lives of Brits from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
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.


 2:45, 5:45, & 8:45 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.


 2:50, 5:30, & 8:15 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 & 8:35 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.


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Defining Cups & Saucers": Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

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Local International Museum of Dinnerware Design director Margaret Carney discusses the lively collection of mixed- era and medium cups & saucers on display at the Albion College Munro gallery.
AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": 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.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet": UMMA Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Sheila Watt-Cloutier's 2015 book, led by Detroit-based Powhatan storyteller and U-M AfroAmerican and African Studies program manager Elizabeth James.
3-4 p.m., UMMA Eleanor Noyes Crumpacker Gallery, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 3:10, 5:45, & 9 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.


 3:20, 6:15, & 8:45 p.m. 

"1917": State Theater.

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(Sam Mendes, 2019). World War I action involving 2 British soldiers, an impossible task, and a race against time.
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.


 4-7 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. 

Teen Yoga: ArogyaVeda.

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Free class for first timers
Teenage yoga is an excellent way to help your child deal with the overwhelming emotional and physical changes that she goes through during adolescence. Teenagers who practice yoga are less stressed and perform better than their counterparts in schools.
Individual drop in class is $15 and a package of 5 classes is $60 and will allow 2 absences when informed earlier. Package payments should be done on day 1.
ArogyaVeda Yoga shaala, 2458 N Dixboro Rd. $15. arogya.veda.annarbor@gmail.com www.arogyaveda.org [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]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Kids": Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children ages 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month, $21/drop-in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5-8 p.m. 

Sunday Evening Rhythm Club: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings (P.O.R.K.).

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During the 1920s and early 1930s, Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington both used this band's 10-piece instrumentation, mixing the free-wheeling rhythm of New Orleans jazz with smooth, pre-Swing big-band arranging. Since the passing of Jim Dapogny, tubaist/trombonist Chris Smith continues to lead PORK on 1st & 3rd Sundays. Working from Jim's extensive library, PORK plays early big-band music, pop standards (including Irving Berlin and George Gershwin) and hot jazz for listening or dancing. Cash cover at the door. Cash or cards for food & drink.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. 734/663-1202. cdsmith68@gmail.com or jamesdapognymusic@gmail.com [map]


 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]


 6 & 8:35 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 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. 

Isabella Mansfield: Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Reading by this Howell-based poet who writes about the gamut of human emotions in a spunky, cheerful, and tenacious style.
Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. Facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [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 p.m. 

"All My Sons": Michigan Theater.

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(Jeremy Herrin, 2019). Live broadcast of the National Theatre (London) production of Arthur Miller's 1947 play, a dramatic indictment of American big business told through the story of a family torn apart by lies and fraud. Jeremy Herrin directs this salient reminder of the ways everyday demands can lead people to compromise their moral integrity. Sally Field, Bill Pullman.
Michigan Theater, Tickets $22. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Jan. 12 & 26 Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. All acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The 2nd Sunday of each month features a focus song, followed by jamming. The 4th Sunday features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming. Also, a session for songwriters (Jan. 19, Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr.) to try out new work and get feedback.
7-9 p.m., U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free; preregistration required at Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 973-7791. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Metamorphoses": U-M Residential College Drama Concentration/U-M RC Players.

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Riley Russell & Sammi Doll direct a cast of 10 fellow RC students in Mary Zimmerman's Tony-winning 2001 drama, a contemporary medley of a dozen myths, each with a lesson to teach, adapted from the Roman poet Ovid's Metamorphoses. Including such familiar stories as King Midas, Narcissus, and Orpheus & Eurydice.

https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-news/search-news/rc-drama-students-present-an-adaptation-of-ovid-s-metamorphoses.html
Keene Theatre, East Quad, 701 East University. Free (suggested donation, $5). 647-4354. [map]


 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 5 sonatas in op. 10 & op. 27.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

The Timbre of Cedar: The Ark.

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Versatile suburban Detroit indie rock quintet led by Marrissa Parham, a singer-songwriter noted for her strong vocals and soulful lyrics. They have a new album, What If Love.
7:30 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. PointlessBrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]



 
 
 

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Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

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

Blind Pig: Antighost

Grand Rapids punk-rock trio. Openers: the Ypsilanti emo punk-rock duo Daddy & the Long Legs, the Chicago alt-rock band Weighted, and the South Lyon progressive hard-rock quartet Avalanche. $10. [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]

Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio

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

Old Town: Bowdish Brothers

Vintage country and old-time music by this local trio led by singer- guitarist Mike Smith and featuring 2 other members of the Cadillac Cowboys, bassist Gary Munce and pianist and mandolinist Kelly Schmidt. [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: The Parsnips

Ypsilanti pop-rock quartet. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night."

Swing dancing with Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings, a local 10- piece big band led by tubaist Chris Smith specializing in the old-time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. [venue info]

 
 


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