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Calendar of Events

Friday, February 7, 2020






 
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 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Annual Rummage Sale: Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.

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Feb. 6-89. Sale of household goods, clothes, purses, jewelry, sporting goods, books, dishes, pots and pans, table linens, bed linens, curtains, pictures, lamps, and more.
8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.) & 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sat.), Columbus Hall & Banquet Center, 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. Free admission. 426-5558. [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]



 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. 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]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Midday Morsel Drop-In Tour": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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30-minute docent-led tour of Kelsey highlights.
12:30 p.m., meet at the Maynard St. entrance. Free. 764-9304.


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"A Precarious Happiness: Negativity and Normativity in Adorno": U-M Germanic Languages & Literature Werner Grilk Lecture.

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Harvard University philosophy and history professor Peter Gordon discusses the works of the 20th-century German philosopher known for his critical theory of society.
Palmer Commons Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw. Free. 764-8018. [map]


 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Performing Arts Technology Seminar: U-M School of Music.

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Talks by professionals in the performing arts tech industry. Feb. 7: Audio engineer & tour manager Art Merriweather III, a U-M alum who has toured with such pop acts as CeeLo Green, Tove Lo, and Mayer Hawthorne. Feb. 21: Acoustic architect Alaa Algargoosh, who uses information about culture and human cognition to improve the aural architecture of buildings.
2:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Watkins Lecture Hall (Feb. 7) & Davis Studio (Feb. 21), 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Historical and Environmental Impacts of Pastoralism: Examining the Timing, Tempo, and Character of Animal Herding Among Europe's First Farmers": U-M Department of Anthropology Colloquia Series.

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Talk by UC-Santa Barbara anthropology professor Sarah McClure.
411 West Hall, 1085 South University. Free. 764-7274. [map]


 4 & 9:20 p.m. 

"1917": State Theater.

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(Sam Mendes, 2019). World War I action involving 2 British soldiers, an impossible task, and a race against time.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 4 & 7 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 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

47th Winter Carnival: Chelsea American Legion Post 31.

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Feb. 7-9. Three days of cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and other winter fun (weather permitting) at Cavanaugh Lake. Also, a euchre tournament (age 18 & older only; $10; prizes) on Fri. 7 p.m., dancing to a DJ TBA ($5) on Sat. 8-11:30 p.m., the weekend competitive ice fishing derby (weather permitting; adults, $10; kids, $5) on Fri. 1-8 p.m. & Sat. 7 a.m.-4 p.m., and in the upstairs hall on Sun. noon-2 p.m., a Kids Carnival with games (25 cents/ticket). Food available.
American Legion Hall, 1700 Ridge Rd., Chelsea. Free admission. 475-1964. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free, beer for sale. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4:20 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 & 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.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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U-M carillon students perform global folk tunes on the chimes at Kerrytown Shops.
5 p.m., Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 5-9 p.m. 

"Pets & Pajamas Movie Night": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch Inside Out (Feb. 7) and/or Zootopia (Feb. 21). Also, crafts and a chance to interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
5-9 p.m., HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $35 ($15 for each additional sibling). Preregistration required at hshv.org. 662-5585. [map]


 Evening time TBA 

25th Annual Daddy Daughter Valentine Dance: Saline Parks & Recreation.

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All girls, accompanied by a dad (or other adult male), invited for dancing to music spun by a DJ. Photos, balloon drop, prizes, and light refreshments. Note: These dances usually sell out.
Time TBA, Saline Recreation Center, 1866 Woodland Dr. E., Saline. $30 ($40 day of dance) in advance only at CityOfSaline.org/parks, 429-3502. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Desktop Stereo Microphone": Ann Arbor District Library Inventor Series.

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AADL staffers discuss the foil electret microphone--developed by Bell Lab researchers James West & Gerhard M. Sessler in 1962--which is now used in 90% of all microphones. Also, use this technology to make your own mini microphone.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

First Friday Shabbat: Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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All invited to a brief Shabbat observance with secular readings, candle lighting, wine rituals, challah, and Yahrzeit observance to remember loved ones.
For online URL preregister at JewishCulturalSociety.org. Free, but donations accepted. 975-9872.


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Danish Hygge Cozy Winter": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults invited to sit by a virtual fireplace with warm drinks, sweet treats, & mellow music and work on jigsaw puzzles or do whatever else gets you in the spirit of hygge, a Danish term for cozy contentment. Also, a local crafter Beth Battey is on hand to help with crochet or knitting projects.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:45 p.m. 

"Three Christs": Michigan Theater.

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(Jon Avnet, 2020). Drama about a MI psychiatrist treating 3 paranoid schizophrenics patients who think they are Jesus Christ.
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]


 6:45 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 & 9:40 p.m. 

"Color Out of Space": State Theater.

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(Richard Stanley, 2020). Sci-fi about a mutant extraterrestrial organism that infects the minds and bodies of a family of famers, transforming their rural life into a technicolor nightmare.
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.


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Visual Symphony Series": WSG Gallery.

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Reception for this exhibit of abstract paintings by U-M art professor emeritus Ted Ramsay, each inspired by a different piece of classical music. Exhibit runs Feb. 4-Mar. 14, Mon.-Thurs. noon-6 p.m., Fri & Sat. noon-9 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.
7-9 p.m., WSG Gallery, 306 S. Main. Free. 761-2287. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Dances of Universal Peace (Sufi Dancing).

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All invited to join in song, chant, and circle dances in joyous affirmation of the unity of the world's spiritual traditions.
7-9 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill. $5 requested donation. 663-2037. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Mark Webster Reading Series: U-M English Department.

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Readings by U-M creative writing grad students, including fiction by Sofia Ergas Groopman and poetry by Isabel Neal.
7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-6330. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"8th Annual Creature Courtship": The Creature Conservancy.

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Feb. 7, 8, & 14. Ages 21 & over invited for wine, beer, & hors d'oeuvres, followed by a presentation with live animals on methods of seduction and reproduction in the animal kingdom.
7 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4940 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $35, preregistration required at TheCreatureConservancy.org. 929-9324. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Addams Family": Huron High School Players.

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Huron students perform Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice's 2010 musical based on the ghoulish characters in Charles Addams' long-running single-panel cartoon series. The plot concerns the troubles that ensue when daughter Wednesday announces her intention to marry a normal boyfriend.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), HHS Ingram Theater, 2727 Fuller. Tickets $15 (students, staff, & seniors, $10) in advance at ShowTix4u.com and at the door. 994-2040. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Charles R. Eisendrath": Argus Farm Stop Liberty.

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Former TIME correspondent and U-M professor Charles R. Eisendrath reads from this 2019 collection of essays about his personal and professional experiences and the fleeting moments that shape a person permanently.
7 p.m., Argus, 325 W. Liberty. Free. 213-2200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Fiddler on the Roof": Dexter High School Drama Club.

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Elizabeth Champion directs students in Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick's beloved, heartwarming musical, based on stories by celebrated Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, about life in a small Russian Jewish community around 1900. The popular score's many familiar songs include "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," and "To Life."
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Dexter High School Center for the Performing Arts, 2200 N. Parker at Shield, Dexter. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $10) at the door only. 424-4240. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Lantern-Lit Ski and Snowshoe": Waterloo Recreation Area.

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All invited to walk or (conditions permitting) ski or snowshoe half-mile lantern-lit loops. Fire available to warm up between laps. A few pairs of snowshoes available to borrow
7-9 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. Free. Space limited; preregistration required. $11 recreation passport required ($16 if purchased at the gate). 475-3170. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"North Star": EMU Theatre Department.

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Feb. 7-9 & 13-16. EMU drama professor Wallace Bridges directs EMU drama students in Gloria Bond Clunie's 1998 drama set in 1960s North Carolina. It's about a young African American girl searching for her space to shine despite what those around her say.
EMU Sponberg Theatre, Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors, $14; students, $12; kids ages 6-12, $7) in advance at EMUtix.com, by phone (487-2282), and at the door. 487-1220.


 7 p.m. 

"The Drowsy Chaperone": Young People's Theater.

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Feb. 5-9. Young local actors perform Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison's 2006 Tony-winning musical about a fictional 1928 musical that comes to life in a Broadway fanatic's living room. This hilarious play within a play, about a showgirl who's marrying an oil tycoon, is crammed with every cliché, gag, and gimmick of Jazz Age musicals.
7 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), YPT Blackbox Theatre, 331 Metty Dr. ste. 2. Tickets $15 in advance at YoungPeoplesTheater.com/tickets & (if available) at the door. 763-TKTS. [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Embrace: The Black Experience": Riverside Arts Center.

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Opening reception for this exhibit of multimedia works exploring blackness and the African American experience. Exhibit runs Feb. 7-28, Thurs. & Fri. 3-8 p.m., Sat. 12-5 p.m.
7:15 p.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Free. 480-2787. [map]



 7:15-8:45 p.m. 

Funky Frosty Friday: Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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All invited to skate to recorded music. Prizes for best costume.
Buhr Park ice rink, 2751 Packard. $5 (youth ages 17 & under and seniors age 60 & over, $4; skate rentals, $3). 794-6234. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Beau Monde: An Anthology of Black Dance in America": PURe Dance Ensemble.

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Feb. 7 & 8. Gina Danene Thompson directs this local company of more than 50 dancers in her choreography, which blends modern, break dancing, jazz, swing, ballet, hip-hop, and Congolese dance. Also, performances by local Congolese dance company Bichini Bia Congo, Detroit breakdancing crew Hardcore Detroit, and others. This year's show is interactive and begins in the Riverside Arts Center gallery.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2:30 p.m. (Sat.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $15 (students, $8) in advance at eventbrite.com (search for "pure dance ensemble") and at the door. (313) 828-0945. [map]


 7:30 & 10 p.m.  Free! 

Ben Creed: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Feb. 6-8. NYC monologist known for his high-energy, dynamic performing style and his quick-witted, wise-guy perspectives on a variety of topics. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $15 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Friday Contra Dance: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Emily Abel calls to music by the Mean Lids. All dances taught; no partner needed. Bring clean shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Pay what you can ($10 suggested). 945-1343. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Madeline Miller: Literati Bookstore.

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This Philadelphia-based writer reads from and discusses her 2018 bestselling novel Circe, a feminist reworking of this character's story from The Odyssey. Miller also reads from Circe at U-M on Feb. 10.
7:30 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Our Town": Pioneer High School Theatre Guild.

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Feb. 6-9. Pioneer students perform Thornton Wilder's perennially popular Pulitzer Prize-winning portrait of an early 20th century small town. The 3 acts examine "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage," and "Death" with graceful simplicity and deep humanity.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), PHS Little Theater, 601 W. Stadium. Tickets $10 in advance at a2tix.com and at the door. 994-2120. [map]
 


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

Angell Hall Observatory Open House: U-M Student Astronomical Society.

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Feb. 7 & 21. All invited to peer through the observatory and rooftop telescopes and to view planetarium shows. Also, short astronomy presentations by club members.
8-10 p.m., 5th floor rooftop observatory, Angell Hall (enter on the Diag side). Free. 764-3440. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Carrie Newcomer: The Ark.

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Acclaimed singer-songwriter and dynamic performer from northern Indiana whose songs explore the nourishments of the spirit in everyday life with a gritty realism and soft-spoken charm. A stylish singer with a dark, smoky alto, she uses a honky-tonk drawl and a bluesy purr to give her songs a seasoned toughness and a seductive sensuality that's tempered by her Quaker roots. No Depression calls the music on her 2013 CD Before & After "delicate yet strong, with a voice rich with warmth and deep with soul." She has a new album, The Point of Arrival. Photo: Jim McGuire.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 p.m. 

Claudia Schmidt: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).

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A longtime local favorite with both folk and jazz audiences, Schmidt is a Traverse City vocalist known for her strikingly luminous, warmly ingratiating voice.
FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Tickets $15 in advance at EventBrite.com and at the door. 665-8558. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Stone Sound Collective: U-M Center for World Performance Studies.

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Percussionist Mark Stone leads this new Detroit ensemble in his eclectic compositions inspired by jazz, classical Indian, African, and classical European music. The instrumentation combines saxophone and cello with various African and Indian percussion instruments.
East Quad Keene Theater, 701 East University. Free. 936-2777. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Anniversaries": U-M Symphony Band.

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Michael Haithcock conducts this ensemble of music majors in a program highlighted by a performance of U-M music lecturer Roshanne Etezady's Storm Warning with the Akropolis Reed Quintet, an ensemble of U-M alumni. Also, Beethoven's Octet and Steven Bryant's Concerto for Wind Ensemble. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 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]


 8 p.m.-midnight 

"Curling Fest 2020": Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce.

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All invited to join or bring their own 4-player team for a 1-hour session of curling instruction followed by a short informal scrimmage. This team sport is nicknamed "the roaring game" for the rumbling sound the 44-lb. granite stone makes as it slides across the ice. Also, all you can eat pizza, salad, and pop buffet. Spectators welcome.
Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Tickets $25 per person (buffet only, $15) in advance at a2tix.com. 475-1145. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Latin Xpressions": U-M Dance Department.

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Feb. 6-9. U-M dance students perform a program of group & solo works by guest choreographers featuring ballet, modern flamenco, & experimental styles that explore the Latin experience. Also, U-M dance lecturer Jillian Hopper directs U-M dance majors in short interludes set to classic and popular Latin American music. Guest choreographers: DeNada Dance Theatre (UK) founder Carlos Pons Guerra, Northwestern University dance director Joel Valentin-Martinez, & Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre (Miami) artistic director Rosie Herrera.
Power Center. Tickets $24-$30 (students, $13) in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu, the Michigan League, by phone, & at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv with This is a Quiz": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Feb. 7, 14, 21, & 28. Performance by resident group This is a Quiz. Followed by the League of Pointless Improvisers performing "water form," a long-form style of improv developed by Pointless. Show preceded by a guest improv troupe TBA.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Proof": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Fri.-Sun., Feb. 7-16. Alex Duncan directs local actors in David Auburn's 2000 Pulitzer-winning drama about love and reconciliation. The play follows a woman, her sister, and an unexpected suitor who appears after their mathematician father's death. Stars Hannah Stoloff, Sara Long, Emmett Mix, and Daniel Dye.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), A2CT Studio, 322 W. Ann. Tickets $16.50 in advance at a2ct.org and, if available, at the door. 971-2228. [map]


 8 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]


 8 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]


 9 p.m. 

"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginners lesson.
9 p.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students & AACTMAD members, $4). (847) 757-0942. [map]


 9:30 p.m. 

"Your Name": Michigan Theater.

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(Makoto Shinkai, 2017). Animated romantic fantasy. Japanese, subtitles.
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.  Free! 

Canceled: 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]


 4:10 & 9:15 p.m. 

Canceled: "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]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "World Famous Trivia Night": Ann Arbor District Library.

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For adults. Prizes.
AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Acoustic Ash

Stage name of Utica-based folk singer-songwriter Ash Harris, who cites Tracy Chapman, k.d. lang, and Sarah McLachlan as influences. [venue info]

Babs' Underground: WEMU 5:01 Jazz Series

With Detroit Office of Civil Defense, a jazz ensemble led by local composer-bassist Pat Prouty. [venue info]

Blind Pig: YBN Cordae

All ages admitted. Young D.C.-area hip-hop rapper & singer- songwriter whose 2019 debut CD The Lost Boy earned a Grammy nomination. Opener: 24KGoldn, a charismatic, sharp-witted 18-year-old hip-hop rapper from San Francisco $20- $25. 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Sean Dobbins & the Modern Jazz Messengers

Hard-swinging local ensemble led by drummer Dobbins that's devoted to continuing the spirit of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. 7 p.m. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Talking Ear

Originals and improvisations by this local progressive jazz quintet. With vocalist Estar Cohen, guitarist Daniel Palmer, pianist Benjamin Maloney, bassist Aidan Cafferty, and drummer Travis Aukerman. 11 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Randy Brock Group

Detroit blues trio. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: The Potter's Field

Americana roots duo of singer-songwriters Rochelle Clark of Chelsea and John Natiw of Canton. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Live: FUBAR FUBAR

6-piece band led by guitarist Randy Tessier and featuring vocalist Sophia Hanifi. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of originals by Hanifi and Tessier and covers of everyone from the Yardbirds, the Byrds, and Dylan to the Foundations' 1968 hit "Build Me Up Buttercup" and priceless obscurities like Love's "Alone Again Or." 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Distant Stars

Grand Rapids quartet that plays a brand of experimental glam-rock it bills as "funky/sexy/strange." [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Shoot the Messenger

Versatile honky-tonk band led by singer-bassist Chris Goerke. The band's huge repertoire includes blues, country, rockabilly, rock 'n' roll, and R&B. With singer-guitarist Steve Newhouse and singer- drummer Tom Twiss. [venue info]

Ziggy's: 734 Saturdays

Open mike, along with a featured performer TBA. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. [venue info]

Ziggy's: "The 80s: A Decade of Music"

Dance party with DJ Tim Baker. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Katon & Perkins

Blues and blues-rock by the veteran local duo of singer- guitarist Michael Katon and bassist Todd Perkins. [venue info]

 
 


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