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Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 2, 2020






 
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 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

Weekend Walk: Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Feb. 2, 16, & 23. All invited to join WAS members on a leisurely winter walk in search of birds. Feb. 2: Ford Lake, meet at the parking lot off of S. Grove St. at the northeast corner of the lake. Feb. 16: Gallup Park, meet at the park parking lot at the east terminus of Gallup Park Rd. Feb. 23: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, meet at the parking lot in front of the conservatory.
9 a.m., various locations. Free. WashtenawAudubon.org.


 9:45 a.m. 

"Donation Morning Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This class is a great way to begin your day. These classes are combining a little slow flow with more holding and stretching postures. The temperature of the studio is usually between 80-85 degrees.

We are located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.

There is a donation jar at the front of studio next to the sign in sheet. Please donate what you are able. Suggested donations $5-20.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Sunday Winter Democratic Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun. The assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination.
Meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259, 996-8440, 996-9122. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon.  Free! 

Introductory Dharma Talk: Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Talks by Jewel Heart's resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche on various aspects of Tibetan Buddhism.
Jewel Heart Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free; donations accepted. 994-3387. [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Museum of Natural History.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short hands-on demos for ages 5 & up. "Out of the Water & Back Again: A Whale's Tale" (11 a.m.). Handle real fossils while learning about the evolutionary process. Also, make a fossil casts of an ancient tooth. "Home Sweet H.O.M.E.S.: Exploring the Great Lakes" (3 p.m.). Learn about the past, present, and future of Michigan's water source.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Serious Mental Illness": First Presbyterian Church.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness volunteer Bob Nassauer discusses mental illness diagnosis, treatment, and local resources.
FPC, 1432 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 662-4466. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. HAC-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com, 846-9418.


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Washtenaw Reads 2020 discussion of Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas.": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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The theme of Washtenaw Reads 2020 is "Everybody Counts" and the book's title is Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas.
The Social Justice Ministry at St. Andrew's will sponsor a discussion of Dear America on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 11:30 am in the Chapel. Dr. Deborah Kanter, Chair and John S. Ludington Endowed Professor of History at Albion College, will lead the discussion. Dr. Kanter's area of expertise is Latin American History, particularly the Mexican Diaspora. She's also the author of Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican (University of Illinois Press, forthcoming)
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 North Division. Free. 7346630518. office@standrewsaa.org http://standrewsaa.org/ [map]


 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (3:30 p.m.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals.
11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 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]


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Everybody Counts: Washtenaw Reads 2020 Discussion": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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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. Led by Albion College history professor Deborah Kanter.
St. Andrew's, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518. [map]


 noon-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chinese New Year: Briarwood mall.

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Dragon-themed parades, dragon dance demonstrations, New Year-themed crafts, and more.
Noon-5 p.m., Briarwood. Free. 769-9610. [map]


 noon, 2 & 4 p.m  Free! 

U-M Natural History Museum Tours.

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Every Sat. & Sun., except Mar. 22 Thirty-minute guided tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (noon & 4 p.m.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (2 p.m.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon 

U-M Women's Basketball.

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Oct. 30: Northwood. 7 p.m. Exhibition game.

Nov. 8: WMU. 7 p.m.

Nov. 10: Bradley. 2 p.m.

Nov. 23: Notre Dame. Time TBA.

Dec. 1: Morgan State. Time TBA

Dec. 5: Syracuse. 9 p.m.

Dec. 8 Oakland. 2 p.m.

Dec. 14: Appalachian State. Time TBA.

Dec. 31: Penn State. 2 p.m.

Jan. 5: Michigan State. Noon.

Jan. 12: Maryland. Noon.

Jan. 26: Rutgers. 2 p.m.

Feb. 2: Iowa. Noon.

Feb. 6: Purdue. 6 p.m.

Feb. 13: Northwestern. 7 p.m.

Feb. 19: Illinois. 7 p.m.

Mar. 1: Indiana. Time TBA.
Various times (see listing), Crisler Center. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]


 noon-5 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.


 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Comparative Cupping": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's Coffee staff offer taste samples of coffees from around the world using the tools and techniques of professional tasters.
Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30, preregistration required. 929-6060. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Free Computer Diagnoses": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Feb. 2, 9, & 23. Free diagnoses from tech company Simion Repairs. Repairs and upgrades available for purchase.
Noon-4 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free. 369-4568. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 1 p.m., 2 p.m., & 3 p.m. 

"Egg-Pollo Moon Lander": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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"Egg drop challenge"-style workshop. All invited to build a "moon lander" and see if it protects an egg from a long fall.
1, 2, & 3 p.m., Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. $6 (members, $4) plus $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under ages 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

Hannah O'Brien: UMMA Pop Up.

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This U-M music student, a fiddler inspired by traditional Irish music, performs a mix of traditional tunes and pop-folk originals. She is accompanied by fellow music student Grant Flick, a fiddler and guitarist with a background in Americana, bluegrass, and jazz.
1-2 p.m., UMMA. Free. 764-0395.


 1-2 p.m. 

Tour: Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's Creamery staff lead a tour of the facility and show how Zingerman's cheeses and gelato are made. Tastings.
Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $10. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Feb. 2, 8, & 17. All invited to help maintain natural areas and remove invasive plants in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance. Feb. 2: Foxfire West Nature Area, meet at the park entrance on Birchwood Dr. in celebration of World Wetlands Day. Feb. 8: Furstenberg Nature Area, meet at the parking lot off Fuller Rd. Feb. 17: Gallup Park, meet at the park parking lot, just over the wooden bridge.
Various locations. Free. 794-6627.


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off animals native to the African continent, including the African crested porcupine (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, presentations every half hour of animals TBA and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a sloth, a kangaroo, bald eagle, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (ages 2-12, $8; ages 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun., except Jan. 26 & Feb. 23. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1 & 3 p.m. 

"Professor Ray's Everyday Science: Chem Mystery": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Demonstrations and activities that explore everyday chemistry.
1 & 3 p.m., Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under ages 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Screen Printing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Modati Studios representatives offer a hands-on intro to screen printing. Materials provided; you can bring old clothes to print on, if you like.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 1 & 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Stranger Things Escape Room": Chelsea District Library.

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All ages 13 & up invited to hunt for clues and try to solve puzzles that lead to escape from a locked room within 45 minutes.
1 & 2 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free, preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

Competition & Performance Club Exhibition: Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club.

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Young local skaters show off their skills in the pairs and interpretive skating categories.
1:15 p.m., Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley. Free. 213-6768. [map]


 1:30-6 p.m.  Free! 

Game Playtesting: Michigame Design Lab.

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Feb. 2 & 16. All invited to try out new games from local board and card game designers and provide feedback.
1:30-6 p.m. Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 548-9729. [map]


 2-3 p.m. 

Winter Nature Programs: Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Jan. 26 (2-4 p.m.): "Winter Orienteering." A hike to learn to find your way through the woods in winter. Compass provided, or bring your own.

Feb. 2 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Skins, Scat, and Skulls." Presentation and demonstration walk by naturalist Dave Szczygiel, with specimens from his collection of Michigan animal skulls and skins, on how various creatures use their specialized body parts and how to recognize animal signs in the wild.

Feb. 9 (2-3 p.m.): "Creatures of the Night." Representatives from Howell Nature Center show a variety of live nocturnal animals to compare and contrast their adaptations and behavior.

Feb. 16 (2-3 p.m.): "Living with Coyotes." All adults invited to listen to Michigan DNR representative Holly Vaughn discuss the behavior and activities of this native animal.

Feb. 23 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Build Your Own Telescope." Led by local astronomy buff Meg Gower. (supplies, $8).
Various times, Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot (except as noted), Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), Chelsea. $2 (families, $5) except as noted. Space limited; preregistration required. $11 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of large-scale abstract works by sculptors Louise Nevelson and Al Loving and painters Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, and Sam Gilliam.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Apple Season": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Jan. 31- Feb. 23. David Wolber directs the Michigan premiere of Oregon-based playwright E. M. Lewis's family drama about a woman's tangled past that resurfaces after her father dies. Stars Alysia Kolascz, Matthew Swift, & Jeremy Kucharek.
Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets $22 in advance at Artful.Ly/Theatre-Nova and (if available) at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Michigan Mammals": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Kids age 7-12 invited to learn to identify mammals by looking at skulls, pelts, and teeth. Hike led by naturalist Shawn Severance.
2-3:30 p.m., County Farm Park, 2230 Platt. Free. Preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: Greet Groundhogs with Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m., Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-3115. [map]


 2 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]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Shadow Puppets": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades preK-5 invited to learn how to make their own movable animal shadow puppet. Materials provided.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 2:10 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.


 3 p.m. 

St. Olaf Choir: Zion Lutheran Church Concert Series.

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A cappella performance of sacred music by the renowned 75-voice St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN) choir.
3 p.m., Zion Sanctuary, 1501 W. Liberty. Tickets $30 (students, $10) in advance at wp.StOlaf.edu/tickets & at the door. 994-4455, 363-5487. [map]



 3-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun., except Feb. 23 Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 3:20 & 5:40 p.m. 

"Clemency": State Theater.

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(Chinonye Chukwu, 2019). Death row executer must confront the psychological and emotional demons that her job creates.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:30 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 p.m. 

"Teen Yoga": ArogyaVeda.

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Free class for first timers
Teenage yoga is an excellent way to help your child deal with the overwhelming emotional and physical changes that she goes through during adolescence. Teenagers who practice yoga are less stressed and perform better than their counterparts in schools.
Adults are also allowed in this class.
Individual drop in class is $15 and a package of 5 classes is $60 and will allow 2 absences when informed earlier. Package payments should be done on day 1.
ArogyaVeda Yoga shaala, 2458 N Dixboro Rd. $15. arogya.veda.annarbor@gmail.com www.arogyaveda.org [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Games provided, or you can bring your own, if you wish.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free, beer for sale. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 - 5:30 p.m. 

Wu Style Tai Chi.

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Weekly Wu Style Tai Chi with Marilyn Feingold. Learn the ancient art of meditation in motion with this 'soft style' martial art emphasizing relaxation and balance. Suggested donation $5. Drop ins welcome.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Donation. 734-994-3387. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Robin Hood: Men in Tights": Bløm Meadworks.

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(Mel Brooks, 1993). Parody of the legend of Sherwood Forest. Screening is part of Bløm's "Meads & Movies" series.
4-6 p.m., Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free; Food & drink for sale. 548-9729. [map]


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Vive la France": EMU Music Department.

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EMU organ professor Michael Burkhardt performs a program of French organ music and music based on French folk songs.
EMU Pease Auditorium, 494 College Pl., Ypsilanti. Free. 487-6842.


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Kids": Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children ages 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month, $21/drop-in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5 p.m.  Free! 

InKyung Lee: U-M School of Music.

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This pianist performs a program TBA.
5 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

Sunday Evening Rhythm Club: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings (P.O.R.K.).

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During the 1920s and early 1930s, Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington both used this band's 10-piece instrumentation, mixing the free-wheeling rhythm of New Orleans jazz with smooth, pre-Swing big-band arranging. Since the passing of Jim Dapogny, tubaist/trombonist Chris Smith continues to lead PORK on 1st & 3rd Sundays. Working from Jim's extensive library, PORK plays early big-band music, pop standards (including Irving Berlin and George Gershwin) and hot jazz for listening or dancing. Cash cover at the door. Cash or cards for food & drink.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. 734/663-1202. cdsmith68@gmail.com or jamesdapognymusic@gmail.com [map]


 5:30 & 7:45 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Live Action"

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Screening of short films nominated for an Academy Award.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Sun. All invited to play card and board games. Also, a Dungeon Master on hand to lead a game of Dungeons and Dragons. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
5:30-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 6-11 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
6-11 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~GoClub. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu or check MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing in advance to confirm. 717-1569. [map]


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

Malaysian Culture Night: U-M Malaysian Student Association.

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U-M students perform Malaysian theater and dance. Malaysian food served after the show.
6-9 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Free. Hanssdd@umich.edu. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [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]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Music for Meditation": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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Local veteran harpist Deborah Gabrion performs works by Debussy and Manuel de Falla.
St. Andrew's, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons & Justine Simmons: Michigan Theater/Nicola's Books.

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The frontman of the seminal 80s new-school hip-hop group Run-DMC and his wife discuss Old School Love and Why it Works, their new book on their 25-year marriage and advice for building strong and lasting relationships. The price of admission includes a copy of the book. Signing.
7:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $32 (couples, $47) in advance at MichTheater.org & Nicola's Books, & at the door. 662-0600. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Large Ensemble Meeting: Ann Arbor Recorder Society.

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All beginning and advanced players of the recorder and other early instruments invited. Directed by viol teacher and early music specialist Janet Cannon. Music provided; bring your own music stand.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free to visitors ($40 monthly dues for those who join). a2RecorderSociety.org. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Pretty Strong": Michigan Theater.

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(Colette McInerney, Julie Ellison, & Leslie Hittmeier, 2020). Documentary about women rock-climbers.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8:30 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. Also, different guest musicians each week. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Trio

Jazz originals and standards by this local ensemble led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night"

Swing dancing with Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings, a local 10- piece big band led by tubaist Chris Smith specializing in the old-time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver, [venue info]

 
 


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