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Calendar of Events

Monday, January 20, 2020






 
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 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Annual Children & Youth Program": U-M MLK Symposium.

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Kids in grades K-12 invited for a day of stories, discussions, skits, musical performances, and activities centered on Martin Luther King Jr. Kids age 4 & under welcome if accompanied by an adult.
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., U-M Modern Languages Building, 812 E. Washington. Free. Preregistration available at myumi.ch/soe-MLK. 323-4237. [map]


 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

"Camp Scrap": SCRAP: Creative Reuse Ann Arbor.

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Camp SCRAP is an art camp centered on themes of creative reuse. This camp is for children who LOVE inventing, making, and bringing their creative ideas to life! Each day there will be a fun mix of staff-led projects and time for free building. During free building, campers will have access to the wide variety of materials in the SCRAP store to create a project of their choice.
SCRAP Creative Reuse Ann Arbor, 4567 Washtenaw Ave. prices vary per camp. 734-994-0012. kamron@scrapbox.org scrapbox.org [map]



 9:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Diversity Day": Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.

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Grades 1-5 invited to participate in hands-on activities TBA to celebrate MLK Jr. day. Also, a performance TBA. Light refreshments.
Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. 769-0209. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Solving Easy Sudoku Puzzles": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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If you like puzzles and want to learn the basics of solving Sudoku, this is a good place to start. We will cover several elementary patterns that will enable you to solve easy puzzles and most medium level puzzles. Instructor Jerry Janusz is a retired mathematician who loves working Sudoku puzzles.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $20. 734-998--9351. olli-info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"The Indexical Print, curated by Andrew Thompson": U-M Residential College.

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Indexical art was defined as artworks whose physical and aesthetic manifestation was correlated and contingent upon specific conditions of the work's subject matter or, as more broadly described, 'the referent' of the work.
Featured in this exhibition are prints by Jay Fox, Ruth Koelewyn & Lee Marchalonis, 3D printed sculptures by Jason Ferguson, jacquard weaving from Cathryn Amidei, data visualizations by Jeffrey Lancaster and site-specific paintings from Ellen Rutt.
Opening reception Friday January 17th, 5-6:30pm
Refreshments will be served
Free and open to the public
Exhibit will be on display January 20 - February 14, Mondays-Fridays, 10am -5pm.
RC Art Gallery East Quadrangle, 701 UNIVERSITY AVE Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/70309-17566426.html [map]



 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Winter Democratic Rides": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination.
meet at Bird Hills parking lot, 1951 Newport. Free. 347-1259. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

34th Annual Keynote Memorial Lecture: U-M MLK Symposium.

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Talk by renowned and controversial political activist, intellectual, and writer Angela Davis, formerly a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and the US Communist Party and the founder of Critical Resistance, an organization dedicated to dismantling the prison-industrial complex. For the full schedule of the symposium, see oami.umich.edu/um-mlk-symposium.
10 a.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 936-1055. [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Programs presented by Hudson Mills naturalist Kim Sherwin. Oct. 6 (8 a.m.): "Fall Birding." A guided walk to look for migrating birds, which includes an informal game of "Name that Warbler." For beginning and experienced birders.

Oct. 12 (4 p.m.): "Trick or Treat Along the Trail." Families invited to visit with Halloween and nature characters on the trail and then return to the Activity Center for cider, doughnuts, and craft activities. Costumes encouraged.

Oct. 13 (1 p.m.): "Pumpkin Carving Party." All invited to carve a pumpkin. Designs available. Cider & doughnuts. $6.

Oct. 13 (8-10 p.m.): "Full Moon Walk." A brief talk on moon facts & folklore before an evening hike to watch the sunset and the rise of the Hunter's Moon.

Oct. 20 (1-3 p.m.): "Zombie Apocalypse Survival." All invited to learn the basics of survival in nature, including shelter building and fire making.

Dec. 1 (8-10 a.m.): "Winter Birding." Guided walk to find birds. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. $5.

Jan. 4 (10-11 a.m.): "Cardboard Sled Creations." Build and test out your own. Materials provided. Hot chocolate, if you like. $5.

Jan. 11 (9-10 a.m.): "Bird Feeder Fun." Make a simple bird feeder, while learning about which seeds attract birds. $5.

Jan. 25 (10-11 a.m.): "Animal Signs." All ages 3-6 invited to search for homes, tracks, & other signs of animals. $5.

Feb. 1 (10 a.m.-noon): "Neat-ure Crafts 101." All ages 16 & up invited to make a decorative coat hanger made with gathered twigs. Bring other homemade crafts for inspiration. $8.

Feb. 5 (10-11 a.m.): "Snow Day." All ages 3-4 (accompanied by adult) invited to paint the snow, look for animal signs, and have other snowy adventures. $5.

Feb 8: (10 a.m.-noon): "Winter Birding." Guided walk to find some of the hardier winter birds. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. $5.

Feb. 15 (10-11:30 a.m.): "Tracking a Snowman." All ages 6 & up invited on a walk in search of a snowman and signs of other animals. Afterward, build and decorate your own snowman. $5.

Feb. 29 (10-11 a.m.): "Codes of Nature." All ages 3-6 invited to learn how color is used in nature. $5.

Mar. 7 & 8 (10 & 11 a.m., and noon): "Journey to the Sugarbush." All ages invited to tap into a maple tree. Followed by an all-you-can-eat pancake & sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4). $5 (kids, $3).

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Various times, park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (except as noted). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 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! 

MLK Day of Service Volunteering with SCRAP A2: SCRAP Creative Reuse.

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Join SCRAP A2 for a special community day on MLK Day of Service. Volunteer your time and learn about SCRAP's important mission of bringing resources to the community via keeping them out of the landfills! Reach your volunteering AND sustainability goals this year with SCRAP!
SCRAP Creative Reuse, 4567 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 7348004137. info@scrapbox.org SCRAPA2.org [map]



 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]


 12:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speaks": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to drop in and watch videos of MLK's speeches. Also, you can add to a community sculpture (1-5 p.m., AADL Downtown 1st fl. lobby) inspired by an MLK speech.
AADL Malletts Creek (3090 E. Eisenhower) & AADL Pittsfield (2359 Oak Valley). Free. 327-4200.


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Spirituality & Loss": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Talk by U-M internal medicine professor Dorrie Rosenblatt.
2401 Plymouth. 998-9353. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"What's Wrong with the Prison-Industrial Complex? Profit, Privatization, and the Circumstances of Injustice": U-M Philosophy Department.

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Talk by Harvard University philosophy professor Tommie Shelby.
1-3 p.m., 3222 Angell Hall. Free. 764-6285. [map]


 1:30 - 3 p.m. 

"National Parks: Visits to the Geological Wonders of North America": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Yellowstone, Hawaii Volcanos, Mount Saint Helen, and other North American National Parks are locations that the Knowledge Seekers will visit in this course. They will visit spectacular natural landscapes and learn about the geological histories and mysteries of each Park. Mr. Ford Cochran, Geologist and Director of Programming for National Geographic Expeditions, is the video instructor for this Great Course. As a geologist, he will explain how volcanoes and other natural forces work and continue to work to shape the natural wonders of the Parks. Richard Galant will serve as the on-site guide. The Study Group is held Mondays January 20 through February 24.
Brecon Village, 200 Brecon Drive, Saline. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1:30 p.m. 

Itamar Zorman: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert.

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This renowned Israeli violinist, an Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra visiting musician, performs Shostakovich's Piano Trio no. 1 and Brahms' Piano Quartet no. 1. With Kathryn Votapek on viola, cellist Tobias Werner, and pianist Amy I-Lin Cheng. Preceded by refreshments.
1:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Tickets $10 in advance at a2so.com & the A2SO office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100). 994-4801. [map]


 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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Terrence Roberts: EMU 34th Annual MLK Day Celebration Keynote Lecture.

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Talk by this member of the "Little Rock Nine" who desegregated Little Rock (AR) Central High School in 1957 following the 1955 Brown v. Board of Education case. Awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1999, Roberts is now the owner of a consulting firm that promotes fair & equitable business practices.
2 p.m., Pease Auditorium, 494 College Pl., Ypsilanti. Free. 487-1849.


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Brown v. Board of Education: The Legacy Continues": U-M Library.

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Cheryl Brown Henderson, president of the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, talks about her personal experience with segregated schools.
2-4 p.m., Michigan League Ballroom. Free. 764-0400. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Circle of Unity": U-M Michigan Community Scholars Program.

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All invited to listen to or join a program of impromptu performances of song, dance, and spoken word pieces inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. Also, performances by local singer-songwriter Joe Reilly, Detroit singer-guitarist Julie Beutel, the U-M Gospel Chorale, U-M student choir Smile Bringer Singers, and more.
2-3 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. (708) 506-1677.


 3:15-5:15 p.m. 

"U.S. Foreign Policy: Understanding the Process, Role Playing the Issues": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This study group seeks an inside view of how U.S. foreign policy is made, drawing on cases developed by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)-Model Diplomacy Program. We aim to understand those involved in the foreign policy process, how decisions are made at the highest level of the National Security Council (NSC), and to understand the history/context for the issues. The heart of the class will be role-playing, with participants chosing a role, interacting with classmates, and making final foreign policy recommendations. Selected readings and materials matched to the case, along with tips/guidance from the CFR Model Diplomacy program, will aid the participants' preparation. Each session will focus on a different policy issue.
Instructor John Fogarasi taught political science/international affairs and served as a senior US diplomat for 30 years in Europe, Asia, and N. America. Class will meet Monday afternoons from January 20 through February 17th.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.efu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3:30, 6:30, & 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.


 3:45 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.


 3:50, 6:30, & 9:10 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.


 4, 6:45, & 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.


 4 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.


 4:10, 6:45, & 9:50 p.m. 

"Jojo Rabbit": State Theater.

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(Taika Waititi, 2019). Audacious anti-hate satire about a young boy in Hitler's army who finds out his mother's hiding a Jewish girl between the walls of their home. Scarlett Johansson.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 4:20, 7:15 & 9:45 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.


 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]


 5:45 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! 

"Whose Dream is This?": The Guild Poetry Showcase.

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Brace yourself for an elegant ensemble of poetry highlighting the life, legacy, and activism of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event will address the contemporary perception of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech and raise thought-provoking questions about how our society measures against King's vision.
From performing for TEDx and the Detroit Pistons to Oxford and the Motown Museum, the award-winning poets of The Guild have assembled their talents to curate a poetry showcase that will be sure to inspire, challenge, and engage audiences of all backgrounds. The performance will feature Michigan-based poets including Justin Gordon, Candace Jackson, Mikhaella Norwood, Mariah Smith, Darius Simpson, Mercedes Pergande, Alex Kime, and actor Kate Mendeloff.
Keene Theater, 701 E University Ave. Free. 2693645576. iamwilliamroyster@gmail.com theguildpoets.com [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]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Shape Your Community": Chelsea District Library MLK Day Celebration.

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ACLU of Michigan public engagement strategist Jessica Ayoub discusses current ACLU initiatives at the ACLU and how to get involved.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free, preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Stitches & Knots: Drop-In Knitting and Crochet": Saline District Library.

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All invited to bring a fiber art project to work on.
6:30-8:30 p.m., SDL Brecon Rm., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

Gardening Talks: Saline Stone & Thistle Garden Club.

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Nov. 18: Designs by Nature (Laingsburg, MI) owner Vern Stephens on "Native Plants."

Jan. 20: A2 Green Clean owner Kristi Ann Keith on "Green Clean for the Home."

Feb. 17: Saline Parks & Rec secretary Jody Roberts on "The Green Thumb Award Program."

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6:45 p.m., Evangelical Homes of Michigan Community Room, 440 W. Russell, Saline. Free. 429-1107. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"What They Did Not Want Martin Talking About: War & Militarism": Veterans For Peace Chapter 93.

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Talk on how Martin Luther King faced was criticized for speaking out against war and militarism but how over 50 years later, his teachings on those subjects are still relevant, though rarely discussed on MLK Day.
Ann Arbor District Library, 343 South Fifth Avenue. Free. 734-487-9058. wolverbob@gmail.com www.vfp93.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

MLK Jr. Day Celebration with Sean Dobbins Quintet: Ypsilanti District Library.

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Throughout jazz history, musicians have promoted racial equality and social justice through their music.
Join us for civil rights music and commentary with local musician and educator Sean Dobbins and his quintet. All ages welcome! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ypsilanti District Library.
Ypsilanti District Library--Whittaker Rd, 5577 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110. skonen@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org/events [map]



 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Conversation with Veterans for Peace": Ann Arbor District Library.

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This local chapter discusses the relevance of MLK's speeches, while also relating them to war & militarism.
AADL Downtown Library multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 & 9:35 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. 

"Selma": Michigan Theater.

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(Ava DuVernay, 2014). Acclaimed historical drama about the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery.
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.


 7:30-9:30 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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ecological Classification of the Forested River Floodplains of Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge": Michigan Botanical Club.

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Presentation by WSU ecologist Douglas Putt.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free, metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Robert Jones & Matt Watroba: The Ark.

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This veteran duo has been making music together for more than 20 years, ever since they met while doing back-to-back music shows on WDET-FM. Folkalley.com host Watroba sings lyrical songs and poignant ballads in a sweet tenor voice, accompanying himself on guitar and punctuating his performance with sharply humorous observations. Jones, an ordained Baptist minister, is an excellent singer and guitarist whose huge repertoire draws on Delta, Texas, Chicago, and other blues traditions. This show celebrates the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 (students,$10) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 8:30-10 p.m. 

A2 Jazz Orchestra.

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Playing the music of Thad Jones, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie, the big band returns on the night of MLK Jr day. Come out and enjoy swinging sounds.
Canterbury House, 721 E. Huron. Donation. $5 to $10 (sliding scale). (734) 665-0606. [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]


 9:45 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 Paul Keller Orchestra

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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