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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 4, 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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Every Tues. (9:30 a.m.) & Sat. (10:30 a.m.):Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under ages 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 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. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
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 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]



 Noon 

"Moving Meditation Relax & Recharge Noon-time Class": Great Lakes Healing Arts.

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Join Laura K. Cowan of Great Lakes Healing Arts for a new lunch-time class where you can experience relaxation and tension release through a variety of meditation techniques pulled from the healing and martial arts. From gentle moving meditations that stimulate the circulation and healing abilities of the body to guided meditations for processing life changes for a profound sense of contentment and presence. Adaptable to any physical ability, these peaceful but powerful self-care routines regenerate the body and mind in a flowing meditation style that is a great pick-me-up for anyone who has an hour to invest in themselves.
The Mix Studios, 2007 State Street. $20. 7348342401. greatlakeshealingarts@gmail.com http://www.the-mix-studios.com [map]



 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.

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Feb. 4: Indiana University Asian studies professor John Yasuda on "Revenge of the Developmental State: Stock Market Struggles in East Asia."
Feb. 11: MSU urban planning professor Peilei Fan on "Urban Environment Change in Post-Reform China."
Feb. 18: Author, journalist, and filmmaker Wade Shepard on "The Winners and Losers of the Belt and Road."
Feb. 25: Yale University religious studies professor Eric Greene on "The Language of Emotion: Chinese Translations of the Buddhist Terminology of Sense Perception and Desire in the Han and Three Kingdoms Period (ca. 150-280 CE)."
Noon-1 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Revenge of the Developmental State: Stock Market Struggles in East Asia": U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.

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Talk by Indiana University Chinese politics professor John Yasuda.
110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"Advanced German": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+0.

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This course will be a continuation of Advanced German from fall 2019. The class will focus on the use of idiomatic German for conversation. Renata Gerulaitis is professor emerita of German Language and Literature at Oakland University. Instructor Gerulaitis will lead the study group pm Tuesdays from February 4 through May 26.
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Drive. $50. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-3 p.m. 

"Great Decisions": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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Great Decisions is the largest program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Foreign Policy Association's briefing book provided for each member, watching a DVD, and meeting in a group to discuss the most critical issues facing America today. The eight topics are: Climate Change and the Global Order, India and Pakistan, Red Sea Security, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle, China's Road into Latin America, The Philippines and the U.S., and Artificial Intelligence and Data. (see website for more details regarding topics). Long-time discussion leaders of the series, Barbara Comai and Leo Shedden will host sessions on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from February 4 through June 2.
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Drive. $78. 734-998-935. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Handbell for Beginners": First Presbyterian Church.

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Every Tues. All invited to join a rehearsal of this beginner handbell choir. No experience required.
FPC, 1432 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 662-4466. [map]


 3-4 p.m. 

"Una Tertulia": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Socialize with other Spanish speakers.
2401 Plymouth. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m. 

"Life, Love, and the Liberal Arts: Pursuing an Education That Matters": U-M Residential College Robertson Lecture.

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Join us for the 2019 - 2020 Residential College Robertson Lecture, featuring LSA Dean and Professor Anne Curzan. Her talk is titled "Life, Love, and the Liberal Arts: Pursuing an education that matters", and will focus on the joy of discovering the questions that drive us, the importance of not always knowing, and the value of a liberal arts education in preparing to succeed in "radically diverse environments," as Van Jones calls them.
The talk will be held in the East Quad Keene Theater on Tuesday, February 4th from 4-5:15pm, and will include some time for Q&A. It will be followed by a reception in the lobby of the Keene Theater.
Keene Theater East Quadrangle, 701 East University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/71815-17888055.html [map]



 4 p.m.  Free! 

"From Cairo to the Cloud: The World of the Cairo Geniza": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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(Michelle Paymar, 2018). Documentary about these ancient manuscripts, which document a thousand years of Jewish life, and their digitization.
4 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 763-9047. [map]


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Is Democracy Promotion Dead?": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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Panel discussion with Georgetown University government professor Jennifer Raymond Dresden, Georgetown University Indian politics professor Irfan Nooruddin, and political science professors Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz (MSU), Thomas Flores (George Mason University), and Erica Frantz (MSU). WCED director Dan Slater moderates.
1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 4:20 & 6:40 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.


 4:30 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.


 5:30 p.m. 

"KnITTY Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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Every Tues. All invited to work on knitting projects and hangout with adoptable cats. A knitting expert is on hand. Coffee.
5:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. $7 ($24 per month). 661-3575. [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.


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do": Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part 2 has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when teen substane use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part 2 ends with adults and young people together hearing a talk by a young person in recovery from a substance use disorder. The series is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists, and co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the WISD/LESA Health Educators' Learning Network and Saint Joe's Greenbrook Recovery Center. The series is inclusive of parents/guardians, teens, other family members, professionals and students - all are welcome. Free, open to all, registration is not required.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Parenting Toolkit Lecture Series": Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor.

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This series of lectures will offer information and helpful approaches to some of today's most pressing parenting questions. Series topics: Jan 14 Recreational Marijuana Legalization-What Parents Need to Know, Feb 4 Your Developing Child Grades 1-8, Feb 11 The Teenage Brain, April 14 Understanding Cyber Safety. Talks held at both the Rudolf Steiner Lower School and High School. Please view our flyer for speakers and LOCATION OF EACH TALK. https://www.steinerschool.org/ourpages/auto/2019/9/30/48886964/Parenting%20toolkit.pdf
Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor. Free. 7349954141. kbrown@steinerschool.org https://www.steinerschool.org



 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Death Café": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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All invited to join a frank conversation about death, hosted by Interfaith Center Minister Annie Kopko.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Free. 327-0270. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Make your Own Web Page": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to code your own webpage with immediate feedback. No experience necessary.
AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:50 p.m. 

"Weathering With You": State Theater.

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(Makoto Shinkai, 2020). Animated romantic fantasy about a young city boy who befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather. Japanese, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. Open to all age 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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Every Tues. 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. Feb. 4: Susie Lorand and Julie Esch lead dancing to music by Judi Morningstar, Brad Battey, and Matt McCoy. Feb. 11: Megan Wilson and Will Jaynes lead dancing to music by Shirley Harden, Josh Burdick, Susie Lorand, and Martha Stokely. Feb. 18: Arlene Kindel leads dancing to music by Josh Burdick, Ari Sussman, Susie Lorand, and Matt McCoy. Feb. 25: Shirley Harden and Bob Messer lead dancing to music by Childgrove.
7 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. Suggested donation $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with caregiver, 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 ($214 annual dues). Newcomers should call in advance, 796-7467. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Jennifer Acker: Literati Bookstore.

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This Massachusetts-based fiction writer reads from and discusses The Limits of the World, her 2019 novel about an Asian-Indian immigrant family from Nairobi and the secrets they keep from each other.
7 p.m., Literati, 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 p.m. 

U-M Men's Basketball.

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Nov. 1: Saginaw Valley State. 7 p.m. Exhibition game.

Nov. 5: Appalachian State. 7 p.m.

Nov. 12: Creighton. 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 15: Elon. 7 p.m.

Nov. 22: Houston Baptist. 7 p.m.

Dec. 6: Iowa. 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 14: Oregon. Noon.

Dec. 21: Presbyterian College. Noon.

Dec. 29: UMass Lowell. 2 p.m.

Jan. 9: Purdue. 7 p.m.

Jan. 22: Penn State. 7 p.m.

Jan. 25: Illinois. Noon.

Feb. 4: Ohio State. 7 p.m.

Feb. 8: MSU. Noon.

Feb. 16: Indiana. 1 p.m.

Feb. 27: Wisconsin. 7 p.m.

Mar. 5: Nebraska. 6:30 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Crisler Center. Ticket prices $15-$60. 764-0247. [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]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Community Sing": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All invited to join this monthly gathering to sing songs from the various branches of American folk music.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5. 794-6250. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier": Ann Arbor District Library/Literati Bookstore.

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U-M librarian Jim Ottaviani reads from his new graphic novel. Discussion & signing.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m  Free! 

"Chocolate x3": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodgers discusses all things chocolate, highlighting how it's grown, how it's made, and how to cook with it. Tastings.
AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Penny Stamps Speaker Series": U-M School of Art & Design.

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Feb. 4, 6, 13, 17, & 20. Talks by visiting artists. Feb. 4: Performance of silent film scores & more by SQRL, the NYC-based rock duo of filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and multi-instrumentalist Carter Logan. Feb. 6: New media and video game artist Angela Washko, a Carnegie Mellon art professor, on "Tactical Embodiment." Feb. 13: Chicago-based visual artists Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez, both members of the design team for the Barack Obama Presidential Center Museum, on "Liminal Practice(s)." Feb. 17: Multimedia artist & writer Courtney McClellan, whose courtroom-themed installation is on display at UMMA, on "Observer vs. Witness." Feb. 20: Composer David Lang on "Music and Bad Manners."
5:10 p.m. (except Feb. 4, 7 p.m., & Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m.), Michigan Theater (except Feb. 17, UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State). Free. 668-8463. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Separated: Family & Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid": Ann Arbor District Library.

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U-M public health professor William D. Lopez reads from & discusses his new book--a 2020 Washtenaw Reads selection--about the lasting effects of a daylong Washtenaw County-wide immigration raid in Nov. 2013. Signing.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Animations": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of short animated 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]


 7:30 p.m  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Feb. 4 & 18. Club members show their projected digital images (Feb. 4) and prints (Feb. 18) on various topics, including this month's assigned topic, "Windows." Also, club members TBA present "My Favorite Photo," (Feb. 4), and on Feb. 18, local veteran photographer Tim Kellman presents "Finding the Pony: Towards Better Composition."
Forsythe Middle School media center, 1655 Newport. Free. 327-4781. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of La historia de mis dientes, Valeria Luiselli's 2013 novel about a poor auctioneer seeking to improve his life in central Mexico.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Compassionate Communication": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Talk by Jane Reed.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free, donations welcome. 678-5497, (517) 927-3696. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"White Feminist": University Musical Society.

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Feb. 3-9. Alice Yorke directs Lee Minora in Minora's one-woman satire of mainstream liberal feminism based on her talk show Becky's Time. Minora plays a vain talk show host who rattles off a series of senseless apologies, purchasing habits, and moment-altering declarations that make her a prominent voice in new wave feminism. One reporter calls it a "wonderfully crafted and very convincing embodiment of the problematic and harmful 'white feminist.'" Followed by an audience discussion, and on Feb. 3 only, a Q&A with Minora & Yorke.
7:30 p.m. (Mon.-Thurs.), 11:30 a.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), and 6 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Duderstadt Center video studio, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., North Campus. Tickets $35-$45 (students, $12-$20), in advance at tickets.UMS.org, at Michigan League, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Faculty Recital: U-M School of Music.

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A U-M music faculty trio--clarinetist Chad Burrow, violinist & violist Matt Albert, and pianist Amy I-Lin Cheng--performs a program TBA.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [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]


 8 p.m. 

"Music Matters Presents: SpringFest Showdown": The Ark.

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Local artists battle for a chance to perform at Springfest, the annual lifestyle & music festival of the U-M student-run nonprofit Music Matters. Proceeds from tonight's show go to student scholarships.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 (students, $12) in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 8:30-10 p.m.  Free! 

Opera on Tap.

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Local singers perform arias and art songs.
8:30-10 p.m. (seating begins at 6:30 p.m.), Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 56 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. Free (food & drink for sale), donations accepted. Reservations required (call between 10 a.m. & 8 p.m.). 483-5230. [map]


 9:30 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.


 9:30 p.m. 

"Stranger Than Paradise": Michigan Theater.

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(Jim Jarmusch, 1984). Two NYC layabouts go on an unpredictable adventure.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 9:45 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Illiterate Light

Propulsive, atmospheric indie rock with a psychedelic tinge by this duo from rural Virginia. Opener: Camp Howard, a Richmond (VA) indie rock quartet that performs its songs in both English and Spanish. $12. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Oz's Music Environment: "Songwriters Open Mike"

All songwriters invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [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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