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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 11, 2020






 
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 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 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.


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"The Doctor as a Patient: How it Changed Her Life": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by Henry Ford Hospital pulmonologist Rana Awdish. First in a series of 5 monthly lectures.
WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $55 (members, $30) for the 5-lecture series. memberships $25/year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Thyme to Talk About Garden Cleanup!": Good Thyme Garden Club.

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Talk about garden maintenance and its effect on insects by Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission naturalist Shawn Severance.
10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 730-2947. [map]


 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]



 11 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

Tuesday Morning Mindfulness Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Now online. 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!
Please message mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com for Zoom link.
Now Online! Formerly Center for Innovation Community Room 2, 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. Online. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Urban Environment Change in Post-Reform China": U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.

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Talk by MSU urban & regional planning professor Peilei Fan.
Location TBA. Free. 764-6308.


 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Terminal Regions: Queer Environmental Ethics in the Absence of Futurity": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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U-M English professor Sarah Ensor discusses practices that have not yet made their way into conversations of environmental stewardship.
Osterman Common Rm., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-5818. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

String Showcase: U-M School of Music.

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Top string students perform solo and ensemble chamber works.
3 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [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.


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Special Collections After Hours: Cooking Around the Great Lakes": U-M Library.

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Display of 20th-century cookbooks from the Great Lakes region. Light refreshments.
4-6 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library 6th fl. (enter from the Diag). Free. 764-9377.


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"What Ifs of Jewish History": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Talk by Fairfield University (CT) history professor Gavriel Rosenfeld.


What if the Jews of Spain had not been expelled in 1492? What if Adolf Hitler had been assassinated in 1939? What if a Jewish state had been established in Uganda instead of Palestine? In his talk, Gavriel D. Rosenfeld discusses how these and other counterfactual questions would have affected the course of Jewish history.
4-5:30 p.m., 202 S. Thayer rm. 2022. Free. 763-9047. [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.


 4:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Annual Juried Student Show": EMU Ford Gallery.

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Opening reception for this art exhibit. Exhibit runs Feb. 11-Mar. 10, Mon. & Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues. & Wed. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
4:30-6:30 p.m., EMU Ford Gallery, E. Cross between Welch Hall and Boone Hall, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-0465.


 4:30 & 9:40 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.


 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]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Quartering the British Army in Revolutionary America": U-M Clements Library.

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EMU history professor John McCurdy discusses his new book, which examines how American colonists responded to the presence of British soldiers.
5:30 p.m., Tauber Institute, U-M Ross School Kresge Hall, 700 East University. Free, preregistration suggested at myumi.ch/4p24P. 764-2347. [map]


 6-9 p.m.  Online 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap tips.
For in-person location or online URL preregister at MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch. $2 monthly dues. 945-3035.


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bookbinding: Long Stitch": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to learn this simple method of bookbinding. No experience required.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Freedom Riders": Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Stanley Nelson Jr., 2010). Documentary about the black and white civil rights activists who risked their lives in the summer of 1961 journeying together on buses and trains throughout the South, deliberately violating Jim Crow laws.
FREE. 327-4200. Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. 6:30 p.m.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Pollinator Preservation Strategies for the Home Garden: Native Plants and Their Unique Relationships with Beneficial Insects.": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Talk by Detroit-based master gardener Cheryl English.
6:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free, metered parking. A2B2club@gmail.com. [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 p.m.  Free! 

"ARDF: Ready To Takeoff!": Chelsea Amateur Radio Club.

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Chelsea resident Joseph Burkhead (KE8MKR), a World ARDF Championship medalist, ARRL ARDF Committee member, military officer, professional pilot, and ELT beacon hunter with over 25 years of DF'ing experience will come talk about new and exciting foxhunting opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. He'll discuss the glories of "foxhunting" and some innovative initiatives in Michigan to include details of upcoming local foxhunts; collaboration with outdoors, scouts and search and rescue groups; and school adoption of ARDF as a STEM curriculum for youth. Whether you're interested in radio sport, sharpening your DF skills, growing the HAM community, promoting radio among youth, connecting with foxhunters across the world, or just finding out how you can get more involved in combining the thrill of a transmitter hunt with the serenity of the great outdoors, you won't want to miss this discussion!
Chelsea Police Station, 305 S. Main Street, Chelsea. Free. 3139192287. lawrence.works@gmail.com http://wd8iel.com/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Love": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A discussion on the chemistry of our biology.
Readings to consider:
1. The Neurobiology of Love
2. The Medicalization of Love
3. Self-Transcendence, the True Self, and Self-Love
4. Love yourself: The relationship of the self with itself in popular self-help texts
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit http://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/040-love/.
You might love the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/ [map]



 7 & 9:30 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.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Christopher Fort: Literati Bookstore.

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This translator reads from and discusses Night and Day, his 2019 translation of Uzbek poet Abdulhamid Sulaymon o'g'li Cho'lpon's unfinished work about a young Uzbek girl condemned to marry a sexual glutton. The story raises questions about Russian colonialism. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 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! 

Gardening Talks: Dexter Garden Club.

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Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.

Nov. 12: "Groundcovers." Talk by Michigan Gardening writer Julia Hofley.

Jan. 14: "Permaculture Gardens." Talk by Ann Arbor schools science teacher Matt Nolan.

Feb. 11: "The World of the Senses." Talk by local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd.

Mar. 10: TBA.

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7 p.m., Dexter Senior Center (Apr. 9), 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter, and Hilltop Nursery (May 14), 8996 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor. Free. 253-2727. [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]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. All female singers invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
For online URL email Info@VoicesInHarmonyChorus.org. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Café Shapiro": U-M Library.

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Feb. 10, 11, 17, 18, & 20. U-M students, nominated by their instructors, read their poems and short stories. Light refreshments.
7-8:30 p.m., U-M Shapiro Undergrad Library Lobby (enter from the Diag). Free. 764-0400.


 7-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local Morris dancers lead an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. Food & drinks available.
7-10 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The 2020 Census: Count Every Person. Once. In the Right Place": Ann Arbor League of Women Voters/Ann Arbor District Library.

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A local LWV member discusses what the 2020 Census is and why it matters.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"The Vampire Tapestry": Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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Ages 21 & over invited to discuss Suzy McKee Charnas's 1980 novel about the moral struggles of a respected anthropology professor who is also a vampire.
7-9 p.m., 3154 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Washer Necklaces": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make a decorative pendant using metal washers, paint, beads, and more. Led by local crafter Dawn Henry.
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Pilates Class: Club Pilates Washtenaw.

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Come join us this month for a FREE Intro class. Have you heard from your friends about Pilates, maybe you have read about it or just looking for a new fitness routine. Our intro class is a 30 minute session that will jump start your fitness journey and get you back on track to tone and strengthen your body!
We have a few different times you can pick from this month! Looking for something during the afternoon? Join us Tuesday at 12:30 pm, Wednesday at 11:30 am, Friday at 12 pm or Saturday at 1 pm. Maybe you are a night person? Join us on Tuesday at 7:30 pm.
Give a call to the studio today at 734-887-1938 and we can help you find the perfect time and day for you! But hurry now, $0 enrollment is going on and it wont last long!!
Club Pilates Washtenaw, 3370 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 734-887-1938. http://www2.clubpilates.com/landing-page/cpnewoffer/?ref=34876&lp=freedemo&cid=5620&_ga=2.58575338.1984322422.1581439026-721405012.1564505725 [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

"Down by Law": Michigan Theater.

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(Jim Jarmusch, 1986). Three losers meet in jail and make a break for it.
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.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss renowned psychologist Lisa Barrett's 2017 book.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157.


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Hub New Music & Hannah Lash: U-M School of Music.

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Boston-based quartet Hub New Music, comprised of flute, clarinet, violin, and cello, is joined by composer-harpist Lash for the premiere of her multi-movement work The Nature of Breaking. Also, Takuma Itoh's Asynchronicity and Kati Agócs' Rogue Emoji.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Exile Follies": The Ark.

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In-the-round show with John Doe (X), Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses), and Grant-Lee Phillips (Grant Lee Buffalo), all songwriters with their respective alternative bands who've come together for songwriter shows periodically since 2002. John Doe sums it up this way: "You get a solid solo set from each of us, some one-of-a-kind collaborations, plus lots of jokes and fooling around in between. Until we did this we didn't know how funny we could be, especially together. I can't wait."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 9:10 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.


 9:15 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]



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 10 a.m.-noon 

Canceled: 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! 

Canceled Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver). Siblings welcome.

Mon. 11 a.m. (Westgate & Malletts Creek).

Tues. 10 a.m. (Downtown).

Wed. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek), 11 a.m. (Downtown), 1 & 6 p.m. (Westgate).

Thurs. 7 p.m. (Pittsfield).

Fri. 10 a.m. (Westgate & Pittsfield).
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 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]


 4:30 & 9:50 p.m. 

Canceled: "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]


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "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]



 6:40 & 9:45 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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Astronomy on Tap: Astronomy on Tap Ann Arbor.

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Join AoT Ann Arbor for an evening of science and so much more!
Each month, we hear from two scientists about their astronomy related research, plus try some trivia, ask questions, and chat with other astronomy enthusiasts.
Doors open at 7pm - sit down, relax, and order something! The first talk will start at 7:15.
For more information and to keep up to date visit us on the facebook page and follow us on twitter @AoTAnnArbor.
Pizza House, 618 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI. 48104. Free. astronomy.on.tap.ann.arbor@gmail.com http://astronomyontap.org/2019/12/astronomy-on-tap-ann-arbor-january-14-2020/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Monthly Go-Tech Meeting: Maker Works.

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Join us for this self-proclaimed "geek show-and-tell." Makers present their creations!
We have people interested in a wide scope of topics and endeavors. Programming, robots, machining, welding, artistic creations, metal casting, anything being built. Pretty much anything someone is "Making" is welcome at a Go-Tech meeting.
Also, if you have a problem with your project ask for help and the brain trust of Go-Tech will amaze you with solutions to difficulties you haven't even explored yet. This is an open group. All are welcome and especially young makers are encouraged to bring in a project to show off.
Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 7342224911. frontdesk@maker-works https://www.maker-works.com/events/go-tech [map]




 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo Dave Menzo

This local singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. Photo: Myra Klarman. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Anything Goes Open Stage."

All acoustic musicians 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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