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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, February 12, 2020






 
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 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! 

"Winter Democratic Rides": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
meet at Bird Hills parking lot, 1951 Newport. Free. 347-1259. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Metastatic Cancer Group: Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Join others faced with the specific challenges of Metastatic Cancer.
Bi-weekly, Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month, 10 am - 12 pm
Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, 2010 HOGBACK RD STE 3. Free. 734-975-2500. info@cancersupportannarbor.org https://www.cancersupportannarbor.org/programs-and-activities/support-groups/ [map]


 10 & 11 a.m. and 1 & 6 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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

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

Tues. 10 a.m. (Downtown).

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

Thurs. 7 p.m. (Pittsfield).

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


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed.. Kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Feb. 5: "I Speak for the Trees." Feb. 12: "Clean Water, Clean World." Feb. 19: "The Earth & Me."Feb. 26: "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle."
Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd. Preregistration recommended. 997-1553. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Books Over Breakfast Book Club": Chelsea District Library.

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New CDL morning book club.

Dec. 11: Unsheltered. Barbara Kingsolver's 2018 novel about a struggling middle-class family during the 2016 presidential primaries.

Feb. 12: Becoming. Former First Lady Michelle Obama's 2018 memoir.

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10:30 a.m.-noon, CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Little Listeners Storytime": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Join us at Northfield Township Area Library every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for a half-hour of fun stories, silly songs, and age-appropriate hands-on activities. Storytime is designed to promote early literacy. Registration is not required.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

Storytime: Nicola's Books.

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Every Wed. An experienced storyteller performs for ages 7 & under.
11 a.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 11 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.


 11:30 a.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]



 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Trump's Trade Wars: Where Do We Stand?": Ann Arbor City Club Lunch and Learn.

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Talk by U-M economics and public policy professor Alan Deardorff.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $30 (members, $25); includes lunch, preregistration required by Feb. 5. AnnArborCityClub.org; 662-3279, ext. 1. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m 

American Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. All invited to play.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2). 794-6250. [map]


 Noon 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2). 794-6250. [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]


 Noon-1:20 p.m.  Free! 

"Terroir, Ecological Stewardship, and Heritage Politics in the Bulgarian Wine Industry": U-M Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

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Talk by WSU anthropology professor Yuson Jung.
1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 12:30-1 p.m.  Free! 

Walking Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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All seniors invited to join a group walk. Canceled for inclement weather.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Closed Dec. 24-31. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Place That Face": Chelsea District Library.

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All seniors invited to help identify faces in the collection of photos local photographer Ralph Guenther donated to the CDL when he retired.
12:30-2 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"Mystery Book Club - SIG": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) has a new program option known as a Shared Interest Group (SIG). Please see our web site for an explanation about SIGs.
The Mystery Book Club is all about mysteries. Mysteries are the only genre of literature where an author offers readers a chance to figure out the story for themselves. We all love identifying the villain before he or she's revealed. But some authors do this better than others. Our book club is unique in that we seek out authors who are not really in the public eye and then critique their ability to do just that, i.e. spin a tale that keeps the reader engrossed right up to the last page.

Facilitator Sydney Kaufman will lead this group on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Please see our on-line catalog for a more detailed description of this particular Shared Interest Group
Community Health Building, Suite A2, 2025 Traverwood Dr. $45. 7349989351. olli.info@umich.edu. https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 3 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]


 3:45 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Documentary": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of short documentaries 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]


 4, 6:45, & 9:25 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 & 6:45 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.


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Pancakes with Santa": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Families invited to a pancake breakfast, followed by hot cocoa and a chance to meet Santa. Take-home craft & goody bag.
9-10:30 & 10:45-12:15 p.m., Pierce Lake Golf Course, 1175 S Main, Chelsea. $10 per person; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen VR Adventure": Chelsea District Library.

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All youth ages 10-17 invited to make and wrap a surprise holiday gift. Materials provided.
CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea.Free. 475-8732. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Tracking the Motion Inside Molecules with X-Ray Lasers": U-M Physics Department Ford Motor Company Distinguished Lecture.

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Talk by Stanford physics professor Philip H. Bucksbaum.
4 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 764-4437. [map]


 4:15, 7:15, & 9:50 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]


 4:20 & 9:35 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.


 4:30 & 7:10 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.


 5-6 p.m. 

"Yoga for People Who Don't Do Yoga but Should": A2 Aviary.

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Grr, argh! Stiff joints and tight muscles got you feeling like a zombie? Join us for this gentle, introductory class for absolute beginners! This class is especially for desk bound folks who know they should stretch more, but just aren't finding the motivation to do so on their own. Discover your inner bendiness with poses to increase flexibility, especially in the hips and legs, and spend time cultivating core strength and playing with balance. Perfect to help reduce recovery time and prevent injury, this class is appropriate for all levels. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15-$125. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 5:30-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Anne Buford & Lauren Petty": EMU IGG Gallery.

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Opening reception for the exhibit of multimedia works by these EMU art students. Exhibit runs Feb. 10-21, Mon.-Fri. 2-6 p.m.
5:30-7 p.m., EMU Student Center rm. 236, 900 Oakwood, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-0465.


 5:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi Conditioning and Pushing Hands": Sun Shen.

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Pushing Hands is an interactive Tai-Chi training which helps you experience the world in a non-reactive calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. Classes are held Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Please contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop-in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 6-7 p.m. 

"Adult Intro to Aerial Arts": A2 Aviary.

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Start your aerial adventure with intro classes! Designed for absolute beginners, each class begins with a heart-pumping warm-up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary.
We'll introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the aerial apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Students will have the opportunity to try both a horizontal apparatus (lyra or trapeze) or a vertical apparatus (sling or silks) in each class. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body! Please sign up via the Aviary's website, class size is limited! =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Living with Loss": Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Living with Loss will be offered as a monthly drop-in group, for all those who have lost a loved one to cancer.
Monthly, Second Wednesday of the month, 6 - 7:30 pm
Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, 2010 HOGBACK RD STE 3. Free. 7349752500. info@cancersupportannarbor.org https://www.cancersupportannarbor.org/programs-and-activities/support-groups/ [map]


 6 p.m. 

"One Prayer Class": Sun Shen.

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The One Prayer is a dynamic self-management tool, custom designed for you, that you can take wherever you go and update as you learn and grow. It includes a system of journaling techniques, life organization, and mapping your purpose and trajectory. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction; itʻs about following your heart and vision in concrete and practical ways. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Contact Samo Joanna Myers at samomyers@sunshen.org or (734) 395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $75/month. 734-395-8486. samomyers@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Open Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6 p.m. sharp, AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Every Wed. Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help from club members. Knives and block-out & rough-cut patterns for sale.
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 6 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.


 6:15-7:15 p.m 

"Eurythmy Movement Series": Great Lakes Anthroposophy.

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Eurythmy is a contemporary movement practice that brings mindfulness, felt sense and movement together. In this series we will explore themes related to expanding our awareness of space and shared humanity. All are welcome and no experience is necessary. Our teacher, Claudia Fontana has been practicing and teaching Eurythmy for over thirty years internationally and locally. The WINTER 2020 SIX WEEK SERIES will take place on Wednesday Evenings 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. starting January 8, 2020 and costs $90 for the series. Please bring non skid, non marking slippers or shoes and wear comfortable clothing.
Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Avenue. $90. fontaneum@gmail.com [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bamboo Stories": U-M Center for South Asian Studies.

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(Shaheen Dill-Riaz, 2018) Documentary about men in North-Eastern Bangladesh who harvest and transport bamboo.
6:30-8:30 p.m., 455 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St. Free. 615-4059. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"bias": Michigan Theater.

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(Robin Hauser, 2018). Documentary exploring unconscious bias and how it relates to gender and race. Post-film Q&A with Greenhills School diversity director Nadine Hall.
Tickets: Ages 18 & under, free; $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.


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or so, Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

The Open Organization Of Lockpickers: TOOOL-Ann Arbor Locksport.

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The mission of The Open Organization Of Lockpickers is to advance the general public knowledge about locks and lockpicking. By examining locks, safes, and other such hardware and publicly discussing our findings, we hope to strip away the mystery with which so many of these products are imbued.
All are welcome. If you have any locks or tools, feel free to bring them. If not, there are plenty to go around. Meetings generally consist of people picking locks while we talk about physical or cyber security, or just about anything else.
(Second Wednesday of each month.)
Ann Arbor Locksport - https://a2-locksport.org/
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com https://www.maker-works.com/events/toool-the-open-organization-of-lockpickers [map]


 6:30-7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Yoga Storytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Chelsea Breathe Yoga instructors Sue Whitmarsh and Marie Brooks introduce kids ages 2-6 to yoga between relaxing stories and songs. Wear comfortable clothes.
6:30-7:15 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 6:45-8:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Programs of the Washtenaw County Conservation District": Wild Ones.

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Talk by Conservation District manager Megan DeLeeuw.
6:45-8:15 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens Auditorium, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 604-4674. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Drummunity!"

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Local drummer & drum teacher Lori Fithian leads a drum circle. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Kids welcome. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by a brief drum lesson.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main. Free. 426-7818. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Portrait of a Lady on Fire": State Theater.

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(Céline Sciamma, 2019). In 1770 France, a painter is commissioned to paint a reluctant bride to be without her knowing. French, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7 p.m. 

"Yin/Restorative Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Wednesdays from 7-8pm
In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow the muscles to relax and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. Class is heated around 80 degrees.
We are located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. You may park in the parking lot across from the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses, including the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha.
Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $18. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http://bridgeclubs.org/index.php?id=289. 769-3994. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Music Jam: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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A session of reels and jigs in various genres, led by the Pittsfield Open Band. All acoustic musicians invited. Bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book if you have them.
7-9 p.m., Ypsi Alehouse, 124 Pearl St., Ypsilanti. Free. 355-9752. [map]


  7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A History of American Tap Dance: Origins and Artistry of a True American Art Form": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lecture-demo with video clips and a demonstration by Swing City Dance instructor and dance historian Susan Filipiak.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 6 copies of your work to share.
Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


  7-9 p.m. 

"Valentine's Chocolates & Cocktails": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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The Bar owner Eric Farrell makes cocktails and Zingerman's staffers offer sweet taste samples. Geared towards groups of 2, ages 21 & up.
Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $45, preregistration required. 663-3400. [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Fencing": Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Talk by fencing instructor David Hoornstra and others from the Ann Arbor Sword Club, a local fencing school. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass).
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 274-0773. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"BollyWood Fitness Dance Class"

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Kindly RSVP at least 4 hours before the class. First timers can try it for free.
Enjoy a fun-filled dance workout with upbeat Bollywood music. You will enjoy the sweet sweat and leave with a refreshed self.
Drop ins are $15 and package of 5 classes is $65, when paid ahead no carryovers allowed.
ArogyaVeda Yoga Shaala, 2458 N Dixboro Rd. $15. 2487364633. arogya.veda.annarbor@gmail.com [map]



 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

History Readers Book Club: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by historian Judith Elkin, of Howard Markel's 2017 book The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Every Wed. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

Jerry Wong: EMU Music Department.

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This Melbourne Conservatory (Australia) piano professor performs Bach's Andante in C major & Chaconne in D minor, Beethoven's Sonata in E-flat major, and Bernstein's Three Etudes and New Pictures at an Exhibition.
EMU Alexander Music Building rm. 110, 000 E. Circle Dr., Ypsilanti. Free. 487-1008.


 8-10 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. OnePausePoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]


 8 p.m. 

The SteelDrivers: The Ark.

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A highly regarded quintet of veteran Nashville musicians whose fans include Vince Gill and former member Chris Stapleton, the SteelDrivers draw on country, soul, and various contemporary influences to create an intense, darkly poetic brand of traditional bluegrass. The band has a new album, The Muscle Shoals Sessions.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $35-$45 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 9-11:30 p.m. 

Music Trivia: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Rm. (Feb. 5), Michigan League Ballroom (Feb. 12) & Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. (Feb. 19 & 26). $5 (students & members, $4; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]


 9:15 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.


 9:25 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]


 9:45 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.


 9:45 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blue LLama: Los Gatos

Popular local Latin jazz quintet led by drummer Pete Siers that specializes in the old-school music of Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaría, Tito Puente, and Joe Cuba. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde

Bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Jason Dennie and Tommy Reifel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Andrew Brown's Djangophonique

Vintage jazz in the style of gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by a local quartet led by guitarist Andrew Brown. With guitarist Erik McIntyre, clarinetist Tyler Rondo, and bassist Jorian Olk- Szost. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Mash: Sugartips Acoustic Sugartips Acoustic

Acoustic postpunk rock cover duo from suburban Detroit. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Old Town: Pete Larson & His Cytotoxic Nyatiti Band

Self-styled "East Africanesque futurist lyre jams" by this trio led by local singer-string musician Larson who plays the nyatiti, an 8-stringed lyre native to the Siaya region of western Kenya, where he studied under one of the last masters of the instrument, Mzee Oduor Nyagweno. With guitarist Fred Thomas and drummer Tom Hohmann. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike

All acoustic musicians invited. [venue info]

 
 


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