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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 28, 2020






 
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 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 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! 

"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]



 11 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

Tuesday Morning Mindfulness Meditation: Open Mindfulness Meditation.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Online. 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!
Please message mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com for Zoom link.
Now Online!, Saline. Free. Online. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com


 1-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Privacy@Michigan": U-M School of Information.

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Symposium on privacy in the age of the internet. Keynote speaker is Kathleen Kingsbury, editor of the New York Times Privacy Project (1-2 p.m.). A panel TBA discusses "Multi-Disciplinary Voices on Privacy and Ethics in a Hyper-Connected Age" (2:30-3:30 p.m.) and "Voice Assistants and the Internet of Things" (3:30-4:30 p.m.). Refreshments.
1-6:30 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free; preregistration required at umsi.info/PrivacyDay. 763-2285. [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.  Free! 

DUP Talks - Distinguished University Professorship: U-M Office of University and Development Events.

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This event celebrates and recognizes faculty who have received the Distinguished University Professorship award at the University of Michigan, presented by U-M's Provost Martin Philbert. Four recipients will deliver 20-minute presentations, highlighting their research in TED talk style, with a reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public.
Armstrong Auditorium - Stephen M. Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan St. Free. 734-647-7900. DUPtalks2020@umich.edu [map]


 4-9 p.m. 

"As Far As My Fingertips Take Me": U-M Institute for the Humanities (University Musical Society).

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Jan. 24-Feb. 2, except Jan. 27. Lebanese artist Tania El Khoury curates this 10-minute interactive performance art piece in which each ticketholder has a one-on-one tactile interaction with street artist and Palestinian refugee Basel Zaraa. Equipped with a headset playing a prerecorded audio piece, participants stretch their arm through a hole in a wall while listening to Zaraa recount his family's history of dispersion and endless search for home. On the other side of the wall, Zaraa takes a black marker to the participant's fingertips, palm, and forearm, redrawing his and other refugees' journey. The aim is to break through the punditry of the 24-hour news cycle and its attendant apathy in order to awaken empathy through touch.
4-9 p.m. (Jan. 24 & 28-31) & noon-5 p.m. (Feb. 1 & 2), Jan 25 & 26 times TBA; every 15 minutes on the quarter. U-M Institute for the Humanities, 202 S. Thayer. Tickets $25-$30 in advance at tickets.UMS.org. 764-2538.


 4 & 9:25 p.m. 

"Parasite: Color": 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.


 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.


 6-9 p.m.  Online 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap tips.
For in-person location or online URL preregister at MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch. $2 monthly dues. 945-3035.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"The 1619 Project: Examining the Legacy of Slavery and the Building of a Nation": U-M Wallace House.

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Journalism is often called the first draft of history. But journalism can also be used as a powerful tool for examining history.
Four hundred years ago, in August 1619, a ship carrying enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia, establishing the system of slavery on which the United States was built.
With The 1619 Project, The New York Times is prompting conversation and debate about the legacy of slavery and its influence over American society and culture. From mass incarceration to traffic jams, the project seeks to reframe our understanding of American history and the fight to live up to our nation's central promise.
Wallace House Presents the project's creator, New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, in conversation with Rochelle Riley, longtime journalist and columnist.
About the Speaker:
Nikole Hannah-Jones is a domestic correspondent for The New York Times Magazine focusing on racial injustice. She has written on federal failures to en
Rackham Auditorium, 915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 7349987666. https://wallacehouse.umich.edu/?p=13569 [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

K-2 Open House: Clonlara School.

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Clonlara's K-2 program builds on young students' curiosity for learning by emphasizing the importance of PLAY in addition to core academics. Every day we bring enjoyment, wonder, and discovery into our classrooms to help our students build a strong foundation for lifelong learning.
Join us on Tuesday, January 28, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Meet our early elementary teachers and learn about our Full Circle Learning Model. Activities and snacks will be provided for students and families. Short presentation and Q&A at 6:15 PM.
RSVP appreciated.
Clonlara School, 1289 Jewett Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. 734-769-4511. info@clonlara.org www.clonlara.org/k-2 [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

"The 1619 Project: Examining the Legacy of Slavery and the Building of a Nation": U-M Wallace House.

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City of Detroit arts & culture director Rochelle Riley and New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones discuss Hannah-Jones' 1619 Project, a collection of essays, poems, photos, and short fiction that aims to reframe U.S. history in the context of 1619, the year the first slave ship arrived in America.
6 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free. 998-7666. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Amateur Radio": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ham Radio Podcast host Dan Romanchik, who's made appearances on amateur radio ICQ Podcast, discusses amateur radio, including satellite communications, software-defined radio, and wireless networking. Also, he explains how to become a licensed operator.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Bob Ross Paint-Along": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to paint a winter scene to an episode of Ross's iconic 1980s PBS TV show, The Joy of Painting. Materials provided. Bring an old shirt or apron to paint in, if you like.
AADL Downtown 1st fl., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Michigan": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A discussion on our state.
Readings to consider:
1. 2019 State of the State
2. Michigan Health Policy for the Incoming 2019 Gubernatorial Administration
3. ACA Exchange Competitiveness in Michigan
4. Flint Water Crisis: What Happened and Why?
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit http://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/039-michigan/.
For the ever-present state of things, consider the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
...Flint still doesn't have clean drinking water.
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/ [map]



 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! 

"The 2020 Census: Count Every Person": Ypsilanti District Library with League of Women Voters.

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The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area explain what the 2020 Census is, and why it matters. Census Bureau handouts with more information will be provided.
YDL-Whittaker (Jan 28); YDL-Michigan (Feb 6), 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 x1377. https://www.ypsilibrary.org/event/the-2020-census-count-everyperson/ [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! 

January Meeting: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

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Happy New Year! Our first member meeting of the year is diving right into 2020, with a special tutorial all about MI bills and laws -- what are they, how do we learn more about them, which ones are relevant to the gun violence prevention movement. Hope you can join us!
PLEASE NOTE different location for this month's meeting!
Pittsfield Township, 6201 W. Michigan Ave. Free. momswashtenaw@gmail.com momsdemandaction.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Literati Bookstore Feminist Book Club.

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


 7 p.m. 

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]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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Reading by Dennis Hinrichsen, a former Lansing poet laureate author whose most recent collection, Skin Music, uses motifs of skin and music to explore the desire for a believable, knowable place.
Sweetwaters, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. All female singers invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
For online URL email Info@VoicesInHarmonyChorus.org. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The 2020 Census: Count Every Person. Once. In the Right Place": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by a League of Women Voters member TBA. Q&A. Handouts.
AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"How Can Communities Support Recovery?": Dawn Farm.

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How Can Communities Support Recovery? will be presented by Anna Byberg, LMSW, CAADC, Dawn Farm Clinical Director. Personal recovery from substance use disorders happens within a community. Intrinsic and extrinsic factors influence the initiation and maintenance of recovery. Traditional treatment and recovery efforts have mainly focused on the intrinsic, but communities can help to support recovery efforts, too. Learn about the "Healing Forest" model, and identify strategies that we can all take to support recovery in our communities. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. Admission is FREE and open to all. 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]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

Timothy McAllister: U-M School of Music.

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This U-M saxophone professor performs a program TBA.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 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.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 10 a.m.-noon 

Canceled: 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! 

Canceled 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.


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except June 9, and Apr. 11. 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo

This local pop-rock singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. Photo: Myra Klarman. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Ukulele Jam"

Musicians of all ability levels invited. Hosted by the Tree Town Uke ensemble; chords provided. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. He recently released his first CD in 18 years, Big Car Town, a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Robin Monterosso

Twangy Americana with blues and soul flavors by this Metro Detroit singer-songwriter. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble founded by the late saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: "Groovy Tuesday"

Folk & blues Americana by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Mike Steele & Tommy Reifel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

 
 


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