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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 29, 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]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

Storytime: Nicola's.

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Every Wed., except Jan. 1. An experienced storyteller performs for ages 7 & under.
11 a.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat., except Jan. 1. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal demonstrates.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 12:05 p.m.  Free! 

"Brown Bag Recital Series": U-M School of Music.

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Detroit-based organist Karl Osterland plays music by Buxtehude, Bach, and 19th-century Belgian composer Clément Loret, plus his own compositions.
12:05 p.m., U-M School of Public Health Community Room, 109 S. Observatory. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Closed Dec. 24-31. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 3 p.m. 

"Roadsigns": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Davey Alba of The New York Times and 2019 Livingston Award winner": U-M Wallace House.

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In 2018, journalist Davey Alba traveled to the Philippines to investigate Facebook's breakneck proliferation in that country and President Rodrigo Duterte's rise to power. She revealed how the politician's incendiary style aligned perfectly with the tech company's algorithms that reward entertaining, inflammatory content. From maligning opponents to espousing hardline policies to combat the drug trade, Duterte's operatives created memes, propaganda and egregious libel that flourished on Facebook. Join Alba for an examination of how demagogic political campaigns worldwide have weaponized the social media platform.
Annenberg Auditorium, 735 South State Street. Free. 7349987666. https://wallacehouse.umich.edu/?p=13574 [map]



 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.


 4-9 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.


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Duterte's Facebook-Fueled Rise to Power: Manipulating Public Opinion to Capture an Election": U-M Ford School of Public Policy/U-M Wallace House Livingston Lectures.

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Talk by New York Times journalist Davey Alba on Facebook's role in Philippine politics.
4-5:30 p.m., Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State. Free. 764-3490, 998-7666. [map]


 4 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.


 4:10, 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.


 4:15, 6:45, & 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.


 4:30, 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.


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Strategies for Engaging Resistant Clients in Therapy": Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.

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This course will offer a frame for understanding why our clients are resistant to engaging more fully in therapy. It will then offer strategies for addressing resistances, which will include detailed clinical examples.
PRESENTED BY:
Joshua Ehrlich, Ph.D
Committed to supervision and teaching,
Dr. Ehrlich holds faculty positions at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, while also practicing privately.
Social Workers in attendance earn 2 CEUs. This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.
StoryPoint, 6230 S. State Street, Saline. Free. 7347690209. chelsiek@jfsannarbor.org https://form.jotform.com/90215358117150 [map]



 6 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, 834B Phoenix Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $20. (734) 747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 6:15-7:15 p.m 

"Eurythmy Movement Series": Great Lakes Anthroposophy.

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Eurythmy is a contemporary movement practice that brings mindfulness, felt sense and movement together. In this series we will explore themes related to expanding our awareness of space and shared humanity. All are welcome and no experience is necessary. Our teacher, Claudia Fontana has been practicing and teaching Eurythmy for over thirty years internationally and locally. The WINTER 2020 SIX WEEK SERIES will take place on Wednesday Evenings 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. starting January 8, 2020 and costs $90 for the series. Please bring non skid, non marking slippers or shoes and wear comfortable clothing.
Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Avenue. $90. fontaneum@gmail.com [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
7 p.m. or so, join Facebook.com/Groups/KTCrafters for updates on virtual or in-person meeting location. Free. 926-8863. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"South Asia Documentary": U-M Center for South Asian Studies.

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Jan. 15, 22, & 29. Screening of documentaries TBA from the 2019 Film South Asia festival.
6:30-8:30 p.m., 555 Hall. Free. 615-4059. [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 - 8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Meditation Sessions: Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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Jewel Heart Facilitators will provide basic guidance for using the breath as a point of focus in these concentrated meditation sessions.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 734-994-3387. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How Can We Improve Race Relations?": Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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Jan. 8, 22, & 29. All invited to join a discussion lead by IRT co-director Dwight Wilson.
1115 Baldwin Ave. Free, preregistration required to DwightLWilson@hotmail.com. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Talk by an Ann Arbor League of Women Voters member TBA. Q&A. Handouts.
7-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free, preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription": Half Straddle (University Musical Society).

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Jan. 29- Feb. 1. NYC-based experimental playwright Tina Satter directs this verbatim staging of the transcript that occured on June 3, 2017 when a fleet of FBI agents showed up unannounced at the home of a 25-year-old former intelligence specialist with the improbable name of Reality Winner. She was charged with leaking a single classified document about Russian election hacking. Dramatically precise, the transcript notes every sigh, stray sound, and offhand remark ("Oh, she's a big girl," Unknown Male tells Winner about her dieting cat). With musician Sanae Yamada's disorienting synth-based score.
Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $35-$40 (students, $12-$20), in advance at tickets.UMS.org, at Michigan League, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Women's Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All women, trans, & non-binary people invited to watch or perform short-form improv.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Jan. 15, 22, & 29. Members, and interested nonmembers, read and discuss poems on various themes. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. OnePausePoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

University Symphony Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Kenneth Kiesler conducts this ensemble of music majors in Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances and Gershwin's Cuban Overture and Rhapsody in Blue, with U-M piano professor Logan Skelton as soloist. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. by a pre-concert lecture in the lower lobby.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., location TBA on SwingAnnArbor.com. $5 (students & members, $4; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428.


 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.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 10 & 11 a.m, 1 & 6 p.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.


 Noon 

Canceled: 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]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Letterpress Open Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed., except Apr. 1 All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6 p.m. sharp, AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-11 p.m. 

Canceled: Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http://bridgeclubs.org/index.php?id=289. 769-3994. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Canceled: "Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Apr. 8, 22, & 30. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blue Llama: Pete Siers New Orleans Trio

Vintage New Orleans-style jazz by an ensemble led by local drummer Siers. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde

Bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Jason Dennie and Tommy Reifel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Andrew Brown's Djangophonique

Vintage jazz in the style of gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by a local quartet led by guitarist Andrew Brown. With guitarist Erik McIntyre, clarinetist Tyler Rondo, and bassist Jorian Olk- Szost. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Jake Arthur

Local Americana singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Mash: Twenty TwentyFour Duo

Duo from this Toledo ensemble whose music is an eclectic, danceable mix of jazz, funk, R&B, soul, and rock. [venue info]

Old Town: Tariq Gardner's Evening Star

Afrocentric jazz by this Detroit ensemble led by drummer Gardner, a recent U-M music school grad. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Open Mike"

All acoustic musicians invited. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike

All acoustic musicians invited. [venue info]

 
 


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