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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 21, 2020






 
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 9-10 a.m. 

"Contemporary Dance": A2 Aviary.

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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.

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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.

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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 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]



 10-10:45 a.m. 

"Tiny Tails Storytime": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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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.  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. 

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. (734) 747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 10 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.


 10 a.m.-noon 

Social Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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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.

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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.


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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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.

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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.

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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 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Please join us for this weekly free one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between. Come when you can. Experience the power of mindfulness in community!
Center for Innovation (formerly St. Joe's Urgent Care) Community Room 2, 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 11:15 a.m. 

"Beginning Tai-Chi": Sun Shen.

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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]



 1-2:30 p.m. 

"Mind-blowing Stories: Tales that are Amazing, Challenging, and True": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This group will engage true stories that force us to think in new and unexpected ways about basic categories of human experience. To say it differently, these stories blow our minds. The stories include: Rubinstein, the "mad jester" of the Warsaw Ghetto; Chang and Eng: the original "Siamese twins''; and American philosopher William James's mysterious (to him) mystical experience in the Adirondack forest.
Participants are invited to bring in stories that they believe have the same "mind-blowing" potential. Hank Greenspan is a psychologist, oral historian, essayist, and playwright recently retired from a teaching career at UM. He believes that to live is to schmooze. And to schmooze is to teach and to learn, together. The Study Group is held on Tuesdays January 21 through February 25 (no class on Feb. 18).
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-3 p.m. 

"The Search for Meaning": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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The quest to understand man's underlying purpose has been proposed by Victor Frankl in "Man's Search for Meaning" from which he gave his quest further definition by coining the name Logo Therapy to essentially utilize meaning to help overcome obstacles and handicaps. To establish this foundation, the instructor will first talk about definitions and how they can assist in creating common denominators but at the same time can interfere with the understanding of reality and meaning.
Along with definitions, we will turn our attention to human physiology and how organs can be looked upon in alternative ways that include phenomenology. In effect, looking at organs in terms of strengths and weaknesses and how they can serve us in our quest for meaning. The Study Group led by Eric Amberg is held Tuesdays January 21 through April 28.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Street. $50. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-3 p.m. 

"Understanding Complexity": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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The course will cover complexity science, introducing the core concepts and discussing ideas such as emergence, using twelve DVD lectures from the Teaching Company by University of Michigan Professor Scott Page. We'll view two 30-minute lectures per class, each followed by 20 minutes for questions and discussion. Richard Chase, study group leader, worked 27 years as a research physicist for Ford and taught physics at several levels, including graduate level at Wayne State University. At OLLI, he has taught 16 physics-related classes. The Study Group is held Tuesdays January 21 through February 25.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium Blvd. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Scrabble: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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All seniors invited to play.
2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

Raquel Salas Rivera: U-M English Department.

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A Q&A with Philadelphia poet laureate Raquel Salas Rivera, a Puerto Rican who writes in Spanish and English about gender, queer identity, immigration, and assimilation, and uses poems featuring untranslated Spanish words and phrases to explore the inseparability of experience from language.
3-4 p.m., 1176 Angell Hall. Free. 764-6330. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Strings Showcase: U-M School of Music.

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Top string students perform solo and ensemble chamber works.
3 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 3:30-5:30 p.m. 

"Current Events": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This discussion group is for people interested in current events happening at the local, national and global level. All opinions will be heard courteously. No materials or special expertise required, just an open mind and a good sense of humor. Instructor Bill Milne is a chemist who retired from the federal government. He resides in Ann Arbor and participates in many OLLI programs. Class meets on Tuesdays from January 21 through August 25. On January 28, March 24, and May 26 the location shifts to the Turner Senior Resource Center on 2401 Plymouth Road.
Bank of Ann Arbor, 2801 Plymouth Road. $75. 734-998-9351. olli-info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3:45 & 6:40 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, 7, & 9:15 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.


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Word and Deed: The Peripety of Logos in the New European Culture": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Talk by Moscow State University professor Arkady Kovelman.
4-5:30 p.m., 202 S. Thayer rm. 2022. Free. 763-9047. [map]



 4:10 & 6:45 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 & 9:30 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.


 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.


 5-6 p.m. 

"Street Dance": A2 Aviary.

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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.

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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.

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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.


 6:30 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! 

"Busy People Book Club": Chelsea District Library.

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A book club featuring books no longer than 300 pages.

Nov. 19: An American Marriage.Tayari Jones' 2018 novel about a wrongfully convicted black newlywed released after 5 years in jail who discovers his wife is in a relationship with his best friend.

Jan. 21: TBA.

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6:30-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. 475-8732. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Soundwalk": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Michigan sonic artist, singer, and writer Zeynep Özcan guides a walk downtown, encouraging participants to listen closely to the sonic environment. Dress for the weather.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Alexander Weinstein: Literati Bookstore.

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This U-M and Siena Heights University English professor, also director of the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, reads from Universal Love, his brand-new collection of speculative fiction about compassion, love, and human resilience in a near-future world of advanced technology. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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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.

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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! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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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! 

Kaleidoscope Concert Series: Silver Maples of Chelsea.

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Sept. 17: Picks & Sticks Stringband. Local string ensemble whose eclectic repertoire includes swing, jazz, country, and bluegrass tunes.

Oct. 15: San, Emily, and Brian. Local trio of singer-songwriter San Slomovits, violinist-singer Emily Slomovits, and pianist Brian Brill.

Nov. 19: Chelsea House Orchestra. Chelsea High School student ensemble that plays traditional jigs and reels.

Dec. 17: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Chamber Group. Program TBA.

Jan. 21: Dodsworth Saxhorn Band. Award-winning local band that plays 19th-century bass tunes while dressed in period garb.

Feb. 18: Treetown Swingtette. Local ensemble that plays a wide range of swing music, from Cole Porter to Django Reinhardt. Members are fiddler Paul Winder, vibes player Cary Kocher, bassist Kurt Krahnke, and singer-guitarist Myron Grant, who also plays harp and bones.

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7 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-4111. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Mary Bajcz: Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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This Michigan quilter and fiber artist discusses her work.
7 p.m., AAWA Headquarters, 4844 Jackson, ste. 100. Free. AnnArborWomenArtists@gmail.com. [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]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Polka Jam Session.

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All accordion players and other musicians invited to play polkas and waltzes and other ethnic and old-time music.
7-9 p.m., American Legion Hall, 44 Wabash St. (south off Main), Milan. Free. 529-3903. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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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]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Washtenaw Reads Book Discussion: Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to discuss Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, Pulitzer-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas's memoir about his life as an undocumented immigrant.
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Hungry for Hungary": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Taste Hungary (Budapest) food tour owner Gábor Bánfalvi hosts a 4-course Hungarian meal with Hungarian wine pairings. Also, Zingerman's Bakehouse manager Amy Emberling demonstrates how to make strudel.
Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson Ave. Tickets $115 (without wine, $75), preregistration required. 663-3663. [map]


 7 & 9:50 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.


 7:15 & 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.


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Trauma, Chemical Use and Addiction": Dawn Farm.

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Trauma, Chemical Use and Addiction will be presented by Tana Bridge, PhD, ACSW, LMSW, ACTP; Professor of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University.An expanding body of research highlights a strong relationship between substance use, substance addiction and trauma. This presentation by an award-winning trauma expert will review events involved with trauma exposure, trauma specific symptomology, the impact trauma has on the brain and on coping and subsequent substance use, and how to aid individuals struggling with trauma and substance addiction. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. No registration is required.
Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Club members show their projected images (Jan. 7) and prints (Jan. 21) on various topics, including this month's assigned topic, "Disappearing Technology." Also, several club members TBA present 4-10 images (Jan. 7) to a panel of member judges who select the best of the lot.
Forsythe Middle School Media Center, 1655 Newport Rd. Free. 327-4781. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Shades of Blue: EMU Music.

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This popular jazz band, an ensemble of 15 professional musicians from the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America, performs a program of rousing contemporary and classic music TBA.
EMU Pease Auditorium, 494 College Pl., Ypsilanti. Free. 487-6842.


 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio.

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Open mic storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Ten storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on an assigned topic-judged by a 3-person team recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Seating limited; arrive early.

2020 topics:

Jan. 7: Beg Borrow Steal.

Jan 21: Beauty.

Feb. 5: Revolution.

Fev. 18: Cold.

Mar. 3: Celebration.

Mar. 17: Co-Habitation.

Apr. 13: Idols.

Apr. 21: Illusions.

May. 5: Dedication.

May. 19: Do-Over.

Jun. 9: Deadlines.

Jun. 23: Enthusiasm.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), The Blind Pig, 208 S. First. Tickets $15 general admission in advance only at TheMoth.org beginning a week before each event. 764-5118. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Remaking Our Neighborhoods, with Climate in Mind": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Presentation by Matt Grocoff, whose Ann Arbor house is considered the oldest home in North America with a net-zero carbon status.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free, metered parking. HVG@Michigan.SierraClub.org. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Trauma, Chemical Use and Addiction": Dawn Farm.

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Talk by EMU social work professor Tana Bridge.
7:30-9 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Administrative Bldg. Education Center Exhibition Room, 5305 Elliott Dr. Free. 485-8725, 763-3933. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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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]


 9:35 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Yellowhammer

Area quartet led by trumpeter Ross Huff that plays jazz standards and funk. [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]

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]

 
 


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