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Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 9, 2020






 
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 7 a.m.-2 p.m.  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]


 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.-3 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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Dec. 14 & 15, Jan. 11 & 12, Feb. 8 & 9, Mar. 14 & 15. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Youth age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (members, $3; kids age 12 & under, free). (517) 605-0624. [map]


 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]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga Study Break": UMMA.

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All invited for a gentle yoga session in the museum. Bring your own mat.
10-11 a.m., UMMA Apse, 525 S. State. Free; preregistration required at umma.umich.edu/events. 764-0395. [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.-12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"On Convergence of Spirituality and Science": First United Methodist Church Conversations About Science and Religion.

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Jan. 12 & Feb. 9. All invited to join a discussion led by reverend and writer Ken Whitt.
FUMC Calkins Hall, 120 S. State. Free. 662-4536. [map]


 11:10 a.m.  Free! 

"Travels through Israel": First Congregational Church Contemporary Issues Committee.

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Talk by Rachel Dudley, FCC Director of Children's Ministry.
11:10 a.m., FCC Mayflower rm., 608 E. William. Free. 662-1679. [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]


 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-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 

"Hunt for the Yeti": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All invited to hike through the park to look for the costumed character "Eddie the Yeti." Prizes for best yeti photo. Crafts & snacks. Preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org.
Noon, Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek, Ypsilanti. $3 per person. 484-9676. [map]


 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Tea 101": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's staffers discuss and offer tastings of 6 types of tea.
Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. Reservations required. 929-6060. [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]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Button Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Feb. 9 & 18. All invited to make button pins. Materials provided or bring your own image (1.25-2.25 inches) to use. On Feb. 9 only, die cutting machine available to cut out shapes.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"6th Annual Bike Summit": Bicycle Alliance of Washtenaw.

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All invited to this talk on the topic of "Community, Culture, Education, and Infrastructure," as they relate to biking in Washtenaw County. Plus, a Q&A with Bike Law Michigan lawyer Bryan Waldman.
1-4 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Free, preregistration requested at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bike-summit-2020-tickets-90683838803. [map]


 1 p.m., 2 p.m., & 3 p.m. 

"Grossology": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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All invited to dissect a real cow eye and extract strawberry DNA.
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]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Shape Note Singing: Ann Arbor Sacred Harp.

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All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Sacred Harp songbooks available, but singers encouraged to bring their own.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. 678-7549, 663-0262. [map]


 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]


 1-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live decomposers (worms & friends). Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. Note: On Saturday, animals take a midday break.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-4 p.m. (Sun.), Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under ages 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ages 5 & under (with caregiver) invited to a 45-minute program of music and movement led by Kindermusik dance teacher Denise Owens (Feb. 9, AADL Pittsfield) and Music Together teacher Dianne Dudley (Feb. 22, AADL Westgate).
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley (Feb. 9) & Westgate (Feb. 22) Free. 327-4200. [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 p.m. 

"Love Story": Fathom Events.

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(Arthur Hiller, 1970). Adaptation of Erich Segal's romantic novel.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), tickets $12.50-$16 (except as noted) in advance at FathomEvents.com/Events and at the door.


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Make Valentine Cards": Kerrytown Market & Shops.

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All ages invited to make Valentine cards and decorations. Materials and guidance provided.
1-3 p.m., Hollanders Lower Level, Kerrytown. Free. contact@kerrytown.com. [map]


 1:30 p.m. 

"Victorian Valentine Tea": Kempf House Museum.

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Feb. 8 & 9. An elegant traditional tea with a menu that includes both sweets and savories. With romantic piano music played on the Kempf family's 1877 Steinway. Period attire encouraged. This popular annual fundraiser usually sells out well in advance.
Kempf House, 312 S. Division. $30 (members, $25), cash/check only; preregistration required by Feb. 3. 994-4898. [map]



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 1:30 p.m. 

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"

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(Chris Columbus, 2001). Adaptation of J.K. Rowling's popular fantasy novel.
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.


 2 & 4:50 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.


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess Learn & Play: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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All invited to play chess, with instructions for beginners. Boards provided, or bring your own.
2-4 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free. 369-4568. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

History Talks: Saline Area Historical Society.

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Nov. 10: "A Tribute to the Eighth Air Force Bomber Boys of WWII." Talk by local historian Laura Edge.

Feb. 9: "Trabajo Rustico: Creating Art with Cement." Saline historian Gladys Saborio discusses this 20th-century Mexican art style that uses cement, often to create a faux wood look.

Mar. 8: "Soldier's Clothing and Personal Equipment." Typical Yankee infantryman re-enactment by local historian Robert Stone.

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2 p.m., Saline District Library Brecon rm., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-0442. [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. 

"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]


 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! 

"Drop-In Minecraft": Ann Arbor District library.

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Grades 3-8 invited to stop by to play this popular computer game. New & experienced players welcomed.
AADL Downtown training center. Free. 327-4200.


 2 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]


 2 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]


 2 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.


 2 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]
 


 2 p.m. 

"Paul Keller & Friends": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Jazz bassist Keller is joined by vocalist Sarah D'Angelo, saxophonist Steve Wood, and pianist Adam Mosley to perform traditional jazz standards and little-known gems from the Great American Songbook.
2 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com and at the door. 769-2999. [map]
 


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Piano Party!": King's Keyboard House.

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Pianists of all levels invited to play 1-2 pieces at this open mike.
2-4 p.m., King's Keyboard, 2363 E. Stadium. Free, preregistration requested. 663-3381. [map]


 2 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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Reflections: An Ordinary Day": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of Inuit art, including mid-century to contemporary prints, drawings, and sculptures that portray daily life in the Arctic.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [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! 

"Robots": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades K-5 invited to make a balancing robot & a gliding robot.
AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Trabajo Rustico: Creating Art with Cement": Saline Area Historical Society.

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Saline historian Gladys Saborio discusses this 20th-century Mexican art style that uses cement, often to create a faux wood look.
2 p.m., Saline District Library Brecon rm., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-0442. [map]


 2 & 6 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]


 2:15 & 8 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]


 3 & 8:20 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.


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Curating Mobile Memories: UMMA.

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Museum curator of photography Jennifer M. Freiss discusses 250 newly acquired photos from the recent exhibit of found photography and the significance of a snapshot in the digital age.
3 p.m., UMMA ArtGym, 525 S. State. Free, preregistration required at umma.umich.edu. 765-0395. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Washtenaw Climate Reality monthly meeting: Climate Reality.

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Our mission is to support action to combat the climate crisis so we can transition to a clean energy economy and protect the welfare of the planet's citizens. Members can network with other climate activists, recruit additional volunteers, take local action, and become a force for climate solutions in their community. The Climate Reality Project and this local group will offer resources, materials, and training to help you become a better advocate and climate educator.
Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown, 3rd floor meeting space, 343 S 5th Avenue. Free. washtenawclimatereality@gmail.com [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 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.


 3:30 & 5:45 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 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 p.m.  Free! 

Community Gathering: Bike Alliance of Washtenaw.

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Casual social meetup to talk about bikes, upcoming events, and advocacy. All welcome.
4 p.m., Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. 4th Ave. Free. BikeWashtenaw.org. [map]


 4 p.m. 

U-M Women's Gymnastics.

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This month's schedule:

Feb. 9. Ohio State. 4 p.m.

Feb. 28. New Hampshire. 6:30 p.m.
Crisler Center. Tickets TBA at mGOblue.com/tickets. 764-0247. [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! 

"Moulin Rouge": Bløm Meadworks.

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(Baz Luhrmann, 2001). Splashy romantic musical, set in the turn-of-the-century Parisian nightclub, that incorporates 70s & 80s pop songs. 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]


 4:30 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]



 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Baroque Chamber Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Aaron Berofsky and Joseph Gascho direct this ensemble of music students in Philip Glass's Harpsichord Concerto, Arvo Pärt's Fratres, Louis Andriessen's Overture to Orpheus, and a piece TBA by J.S. Bach.
4:30 p.m., Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 5 p.m. 

"Cocktail Class: Love Potion #9": Tammy's Tastings.

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What do strawberries, honey, saffron, watermelon and chocolate all have in common? They all supposedly have aphrodisiac qualities. History is filled with stories of lust and love inspiring foods, so just in time for Valentine's Day, I'm offering a whimsical class highlighting cocktails that feature these ingredients and more. Classes are hands-on, with lots of tasting opportunities.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $45. (734) 276-3215. tammylc@tammystastings.com https://www.tammystastings.com/events/cocktail-class-love-potion-9-5pm/ [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

Sunday Evening Rhythm Club: Royal Garden Trio.

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The Royal Garden Trio plays Hot-Club style gypsy jazz for listening and dancing. Led by Brian Delaney on guitar, the group includes Mike Karoub on cello and Tom Bogardus on clarinet and guitar, often adding vocalist Dawn Giblin. 2nd & 4th Sundays. 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]


 5:15 & 8:15 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]


 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]


 5:30 & 8:10 p.m. 

"Parasite: Color": State Theater.

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(Bong Joon-ho, 2019). Satirical black comedy thriller. Korean, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 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 & 8:40 p.m. 

"Jojo Rabbit": State Theater.

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(Taika Waititi, 2019). Audacious anti-hate satire about a young boy in Hitler's army who finds out his mother's hiding a Jewish girl between the walls of their home. Scarlett Johansson.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 7-9 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 p.m. 

U-M Gilbert & Sullivan Society Benefit Concert.

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Members of this accomplished local town-and-gown company perform popular standards and lesser-known gems from the Gilbert and Sullivan canon.
7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free admission; donations accepted. umgass@umich.edu. [map]


  7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Feb. 9 & 23 Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. All acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The 2nd Sunday of each month features a focus song, followed by jamming. The 4th Sunday features an open mic for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming. Also, a session for songwriters (Feb. 16, Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr.) to try out their new work and get critiques.
U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 973-7791. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Kitty Donohoe: The Ark.

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This Irish-American singer-songwriter based in Ann Arbor, who tonight celebrates her 70th birthday, is known for her bell-like soprano--an instrument that has been described as "rich, flexible, soaring, and haunting"--and her grittily realistic, bluesy original songs. In its review of her latest CD Northern Border, Sing Out! calls her "one of the rare singer-songwriters to sensuously weave words and melody into a strong and mesmerizing fabric." Her music is stylistically diverse, but her latest album, The Irishman's Daughter, explores her heritage.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Valentina Igoshina: U-M School of Music.

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This prize-winning Russian pianist, who has played with many of the world's major symphony orchestras, performs a program TBA.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"8 Pointless Minutes: A Long Form Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to form groups to perform an 8-minute improv sketch. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8:30 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

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

Blind Pig: Mickey Avalon & Dirt Nasty

Avalon is a veteran L.A. noir hip-hop rapper whose music draws its themes from the underworld of drug addiction and prostitution. He performs with rapper Dirt Nasty, a stage name of actor-comic Simon Rex. Openers: Detroit hip-hop MCs Hatch and Dooley Ridah. $20-$25. [venue info]

Canterbury House: Improv Jam

Jazz jam session. 8:30 p.m. [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]

Old Town: Sam Corbin

Lansing pop-folk singer-songwriter whose influences include Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam"

Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night"

Swing dancing with the Royal Garden Trio , a trio led by guitarist Brian Delaney that plays early jazz standards and Hot Club- style gypsy jazz. [venue info]

 
 


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