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Calendar of Events

Monday, January 27, 2020






 
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 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.-12:30 p.m 

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

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


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Baby Playgroups": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon-Thurs. Hour-long program for kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings, please.

Mon. 10:30 a.m. (Downtown)

Tues. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek)

Wed. 11 a.m. (Pittsfield)

Thurs. 2 p.m. (Westgate) & 6:30 p.m. (Malletts Creek).
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver). Siblings welcome.

Mon. 11 a.m. (Westgate & Malletts Creek).

Tues. 10 a.m. (Downtown).

Wed. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek), 11 a.m. (Downtown), 1 & 6 p.m. (Westgate).

Thurs. 7 p.m. (Pittsfield).

Fri. 10 a.m. (Westgate & Pittsfield).
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 Noon-3 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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


 12:30-3:30 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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


 1-3 p.m. 

"Thinking Rationally In an Age of Pseudoscience": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don't understand the differences between the testable hypotheses of real science and myths, unproven "science" and fundamentalist zealotry?
In the book, "The Demon-Haunted World--Science as a Candle in the Dark", author and scientist Carl Sagan debunks fallacies such as witchcraft, faith healing, demons and UFOs. He advocates viewing all phenomena through proven facts.
Sagan focuses primarily on myths and not religion; he felt religion should not play a role in pseudoscience and he argues against fundamentalism.
We will read this book and discuss its ideas. Gerry Lapidus has led more than 50 book discussion classes at OLLI. Please read through pg. 40 (Preface, sections 1 and 2) for the first meeting.
The Study Group is held Mondays January 27 through March 9.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 4, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Song of Names": Michigan Theater.

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(François Girard, 2019). Drama about a Polish child violin prodigy whose disappearance remains unsolved for 40 years, until his old friend gets a clue.
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 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.


 4:10, 7, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Les Misérables": State Theater.

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(Ladj Ly, 2020). Premiere of this drama, inspired by the 2005 Parisian riots, about an anti-crime squad overwhelmed by simmering neighborhood tension & violence. French, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:20, 6:30, & 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.


 4:20, 6:40, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Weathering With You": State Theater.

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(Makoto Shinkai, 2020). Dubbed (Jan. 15) & subtitled (Jan. 16) animated romantic fantasy about a young city boy who befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather.
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, 7:10 & 9:35 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.


 5:45 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]



 6-8 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]



 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Young Adult Cancer Support Group: Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Young Adult Cancer Support Group welcomes patients and survivors ages 18-40ish.
This free, professionally-facilitated group offers a space to connect with others who truly understand the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis as a young adult.
Monthly, Fourth Monday of every month, 6 - 7:30 pm
Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, 2010 HOGBACK RD STE 3. Free. 7349752500. info@cancersupportannarbor.org https://www.cancersupportannarbor.org/programs-and-activities/support-groups/ [map]


 6:30-7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"MonkeyPlay": Chelsea District Library.

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Animal-themed physical activity stations for kids ages 2-6.
6:30-7:15 p.m., CD, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [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]


 6:50 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.


 7 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 p.m.  Free! 

Literati Bookstore Eco Book Club.

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

New Member Night: Out Loud Chorus.

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Love singing? Love the LGBTQ+ community? Need a break from the usual 9 to 5? Come check us out! We are an LGBTQ+ chorus in Washtenaw County, rehearsing in Ann Arbor, MI (allies welcome). We produce fun, quality main stage concerts twice a year, and perform at community events year round.
Our May concert theme is [r]evolutionary and it's about the journey of self discovery that happens when you change the world. It's based on a fabulous medley of songs from Hamilton.
This is a chance to see how we work, meet the chorus and our director, Darin DeWeese, and enjoy some tasty snacks! No music background? No problem! All levels of musical experience are welcome! We are non-auditioned so there's no pressure (just be able to match pitch)--there's no obligation to join. Show up, meet some wonderful people, and enjoy yourself!
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium Blvd. Free. 7342650740. outloudchorus@gmail.com olconline.org [map]



 7-8:30 p.m  Free! 

"Folk Song Jam-Along."

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All invited to join a family-oriented recreational sing-along of familiar folk, pop, rock, Broadway tunes, and more. Bring your instruments if you'd like to jam along as well. Led by Lori Fithian and Jean Chorazyczewski.
Ann Arbor District Library Westgate. Free. 426-7818.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"That's the Power of Love: Compassion, Love, and Transformation in Urban America": Ann Arbor District Library.

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U-M psychology professor Jacqueline Mattis discusses her research on the positive impact of everyday encounters with human goodness in the lives of urban African American and Afro-Caribbean people.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"DEATH / PLAY or Rubinstein, the Mad Jester of the Warsaw Ghetto": U-M Residential College.

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In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, retired Residential College faculty member Hank Greenspan presents his new 15-minute play "DEATH / PLAY or Rubinstein, the Mad Jester of the Warsaw Ghetto" along with a presentation of the historical context and discussion.
Free and open to the public
Directed by RC Drama faculty member, Kate Mendeloff
For information, contact Hank at hgreensp@umich.edu
Dr. Greenspan has been interviewing, writing about, and teaching about Holocaust survivors since the 1970s-now longer than anyone in the world. Both editions of his book-On Listening to Holocaust Survivors: Recounting and Life History (1998) and the expanded On Listening to Holocaust Survivors: Beyond Testimony (2010)--are considered seminal texts in oral history and Holocaust studies. Dr. Greenspan's play "Remnants" was originally produced at WUOM-FM and distributed to NPR stations in 1991, and has been performed at more than 300 venues worldwide.
East Quadrangle, Classroom 1405, 701 East University Ave. Free. hgreensp@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/70992-17766491.html [map]



 8 p.m. 

Them Coulee Boys: The Ark.

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Eau Claire (WI) quartet whose music blends elements of punk, bluegrass, and rock 'n' roll. They have a new album, Die Happy, their third, recorded at Pachyderm Studios in Minnesota where, 25 years earlier, Nirvana laid down the tracks of In Utero.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

University Philharmonia Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Adrian Slywotzky conducts this music student ensemble in a program highlighted by a performance of Joseph Marx's song cycle Transfigured Year featuring vocalist Meridian Prall, winner of the annual U-M Concerto Competition. Also, Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture and works by Finnish composers Rautavaara (Cantus Arcticus) and Sibelius (Pohjola's Daughter).
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [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]


 9:25 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.


 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: Justin Wierenga

Grand Rapids progressive rock singer-songwriter & multi- instrumentalist. [venue info]

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: Jean Wilson & Friends

Jazz standards by a Saline quartet fronted by singer-pianist Wilson. 7-10 p.m. [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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