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Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 16, 2020






 
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

Weekend Walk: Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Feb. 2, 16, & 23. All invited to join WAS members on a leisurely winter walk in search of birds. Feb. 2: Ford Lake, meet at the parking lot off of S. Grove St. at the northeast corner of the lake. Feb. 16: Gallup Park, meet at the park parking lot at the east terminus of Gallup Park Rd. Feb. 23: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, meet at the parking lot in front of the conservatory.
9 a.m., various locations. Free. WashtenawAudubon.org.


 9:40 a.m. 

"ONLINE Donation Morning Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This ONLINE Yoga class is taught through Zoom. Register at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=424765&stype=-7&sView=week&sLoc=0
Please register AT LEAST 15 minutes before class starts. Make sure your email address is correct when you register, as we will be emailing you the login information. You will receive this information at least 15 minutes before class begins.
This class is a great way to begin your day. These classes combine breathing, stretches, and some slow flow. At this point, all of our classes are donation-based as we would like everyone to be able to access them. Our donation options are between $0-20 per class.
(When open, the studio is 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.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: 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.  Free! 

"Elder Law, Probate, & Estate Planning": First Presbyterian Church.

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Talk by Bassett Law attorney Jane Bassett.
FPC, 1432 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 662-4466. [map]


 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: 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! 

Canceled: 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-3 p.m.  Free! 

Greater Washtenaw County CSA Fair: Taste the Local Difference, Ann Arbor District Library.

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Get to know your new favorite farmer and find the perfect CSA program for you. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs allow you to support a farm early in the season with the promise of a weekly subscription box full of fresh produce, flowers, eggs, or meat.
**Follow the Facebook event for the list of farms and updates**
Are you a farmer interested in tabling at this event? General questions? Contact Kelly at: kelly@localdifference.org
Ann Arbor District Library (Downtown), 343 S 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. Free. kelly@localdifference.org https://www.facebook.com/events/3269489189789139/ [map]



 Noon-4 p.m. 

"ScienceFest: The Chemistry of Love": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Activities related to Valentine's Day. Learn what makes chocolate taste good, crate a color-changing valentine, and more.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-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]


 Noon-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Washtenaw County Community Supported Agriculture Fair": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All interested in supporting local agriculture and eating local foods invited to ask various area farmers questions and sign up for seasonal produce, meat, and more.
AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1 p.m., 2 p.m., & 3 p.m. 

"Roller Coaster Physics": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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All invited to create a miniature roller coaster and test it with a marble.
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 p.m.  Free! 

Pet Loss Support Group: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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It's never easy to lose a pet, and when you consider them, as we do, a member of the family, the loss can be difficult and extremely sad.
HSHV and Blue Dog Counseling have partnered to provide a support group on preparing for and dealing with the loss of a pet.
Colleen O'Brien, founder of Blue Dog Counseling, is an expert at developing creative therapeutic interventions to support individuals, couples, families, and other groups. Her personal commitment to animal welfare, her own experience as a devoted pet owner, and a passion for supporting people led her to create Blue Dog Counseling. Côlleen is dedicated to providing a safe, open, and creative space for discussion. A place where you can take time for yourself.
$10 donation is suggested.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Free. Donations accepted. colleen@bluedogcounseling.com www.hshv.org/events [map]



 1 p.m. 

U-M Men's Basketball.

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

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

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

Nov. 15: Elon. 7 p.m.

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

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

Dec. 14: Oregon. Noon.

Dec. 21: Presbyterian College. Noon.

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

Jan. 9: Purdue. 7 p.m.

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

Jan. 25: Illinois. Noon.

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

Feb. 8: MSU. Noon.

Feb. 16: Indiana. 1 p.m.

Feb. 27: Wisconsin. 7 p.m.

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


 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]


 1-2 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]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Lego Connection": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lego open play for kids in grades K-5 (with caregiver). Legos supplied.
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1:30-6 p.m.  Free! 

Game Playtesting: Michigame Design Lab.

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Feb. 2 & 16. All invited to try out new games from local board and card game designers and provide feedback.
1:30-6 p.m. Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 548-9729. [map]


 1:45-3:30 p.m. 

Andrew Anderson.

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An accomplished accompanist, chamber musician, and soloist, this veteran local pianist presents a program featuring music by Chopin and by 20th-century composers Nikolai Medtner, Ferruccio Busoni, Robert Palmer, and Alan Rawsthorne.
1:45-3:30 p.m., Faber Piano Institute, 3042 Creek Dr. $10 (students & seniors, $5) suggested donation. 975-1995. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"I Am Not Your Negro": Ypsilanti District Library & Interfaith Council (ICPJ).

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Safely Talk About Race & Racism continuing series of film screenings and community discussions facilitated by La'Ron Williams.
This film is based on James Baldwin's unfinished book, "Remember This House". Master documentary filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished; the result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. A journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson; featuring James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando, Dick Cavett, Ray Charles, George W. Bush.
Ypsilanti District Library, Ypsilanti. 734-482-4110. www.ypsilibrary.org/events/



 2 p.m.  Free! 

Collection Ensemble: UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the new installation in the museum's entry space, which includes American, European, African, and Asian art.
2 p.m., UMMA Forum, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2-4 p.m. 

Family Dance: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Callers lead contras and square dances to live music. For kids, accompanied by an adult. Followed by Grange-baked cookies and cocoa.

Nov. 17: Caller Drake Meadow with music by Paul Winder and Betsy Beckerman.

Dec. 15: Caller TBA, music by Donna Baird, Fred & Nora Karsch, Jim Horton.

Jan. 19: Caller Drake Meadow, music by Donna Baird & Dawn Swartz.

Feb 16: Caller Drake Meadow, music by Donna Baird & Cindy Feigel.

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2-4 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $12 per family (members, free). 769-1052. [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. 

"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 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. 

"Hansel and Gretel": Comic Opera Guild.

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Feb. 14-16. COG member Claudia Wier directs this veteran local company in COG founder Thomas Petiet's adaptation of Humperdinck's classic opera based off the Grimm fairy tale. In this version, set in 1983, a brother and sister are lured into an ostentatious inner-city home by a Mercedes owning witch. Cast: Olivia Ericsson, Amanda Williams, Leslie Naeve, Chris Grapentine, Jamie Sharp, Cecilia Kowara, & Karen Albert.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (students, $12) available at a2tix.com. 973-3264. [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. 

"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. 

"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]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Understanding Phishing and Malware": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Cryptoparty Ann Arbor representatives show ways individuals can defend against virtual hacking.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Game Day at Ypsi Alehouse": Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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Game Day at Ypsi Alehouse. Codenames, Scrabble, Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit, whatever. 3 pm to ? Look for the table sign that says "Game Group".
Ypsi Alehouse, 124 Pearl Street, Ypsilanti. Free. 734 487 1555. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Pam Hoffer & Michael Taylor": Gallery 55+.

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Opening reception for exhibit of oil, acrylic, and mixed media pieces by Hoffer and oil paintings by Taylor.
3 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. [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 p.m. 

"Harriet": Michigan Theater.

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(Kasi Lemmons, 2019). Biopic about the heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
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]


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"House Made of Dawn": UMMA Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of N. Scott Momaday's 1968 novel about a young Native American man returning home from WW II. Led by U-M Afroamerican and African Studies program manager Elizabeth James, a Detroit-based Powhatan storyteller. Please bring the 50th anniversary edition.
3-4 p.m., UMMA Eleanor Noyes Crumpacker Gallery, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 3:25 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 p.m. 

Lindsay Lou Rilko: Rancho Tranquilico.

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House concert by this Lansing-based singer-guitarist. Known for fronting the popular swing-flavored bluegrass band the Flatbellys, she recently released the CD Southland. BYOB and a small folding chair. Water & cookies available.
11300 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. $30 in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com and (if available) at the door. blonik13@aol.com, 223-2321. [map]


 3:30 p.m. 

"Raise a Glass! An Afternoon with Opera on Tap": Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra.

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Adam Riccinto directs this volunteer community orchestra in Bizet's Carmen Suites 1 & 2, the Overture to Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, the Overture to Rossini's The Barber of Seville, and more. The symphony is joined by singers from the local Opera on Tap chapter for opera arias TBA.
WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (seniors age 65 & older, students with ID, & kids ages 12 & under, $6; family of 4 & up, $30) in advance at a2tix and at the door. 507-1451. [map]


 3:35, 6:10, & 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.


 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! 

Voices of Youth: Interfaith Round Table.

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On Sunday, February 16 (4pm), the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County is hosting a meaningful, interfaith concert of music, performed by children and youth from a variety of spiritual communities throughout our county. The theme is "Love Draws Us Together." Performers include children and youth from the Baha'i Center of Washtenaw County, Chinmaya Mission of Ann Arbor, St. Paul United Church of Christ, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The concert will be held at St. Paul United Church of Christ (just 8 miles from the Big House! 122 W Michigan Avenue, Saline, MI 48176). Doors open at 3:30pm. Free.
St. Paul United Church of Christ, 122 W. Michigan Avenue. Free. 5124665984. revannarbor@gmail.com www.irtwc.org [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! 

"Amélie": Bløm Meadworks.

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(Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001). Charming tale of a Parisian waitress determined to improve the lives of those around her, including a despotic grocer, a kindly stripper, and a hypochondriacal tobacconist. 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]


 5-8 p.m. 

Sunday Evening Rhythm Club: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings (P.O.R.K.).

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During the 1920s and early 1930s, Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington both used this band's 10-piece instrumentation, mixing the free-wheeling rhythm of New Orleans jazz with smooth, pre-Swing big-band arranging. Since the passing of Jim Dapogny, tubaist/trombonist Chris Smith continues to lead PORK on 1st & 3rd Sundays. Working from Jim's extensive library, PORK plays early big-band music, pop standards (including Irving Berlin and George Gershwin) and hot jazz for listening or dancing. 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]


 5:30-8:30 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]


 5:45 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]


 5:45 & 8:25 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]


 7-9 p.m. 

Canceled: 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. 

Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Readings by members TBA of the U-M poetry slam team.
Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. Facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [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. 

"Angélique Kidjo's Remain in Light": University Musical Society.

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Celebrated Beninese singer Kidjo performs songs from her recent album, a reinterpretation of the Talking Heads' seminal 1980 album. It emphasizes West African percussion, horn orchestrations, and languages that inspired the first Remain in Light. With guitarist Dominic James, keyboardist Etienne Stadwijk, percussionist Magatte Sow, bassist Michael Olatuja, and drummer Yayo Serka.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $31-$66 (students, $12-$20) in advance at Tickets.UMS.org, the Michigan League, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [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 p.m.  Free! 

"Love and Information": U-M Residential College Drama Concentration.

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U-M drama professor Kate Mendeloff's students direct and perform renowned English playwright Caryl Churchill's acclaimed 2012 play about relationships in the digital age, an evolving mosaic of more than 50 fragmented and superficially unconnected scenes.
7 p.m., Keene Theatre, East Quad, 701 East University. Free. 647-4354. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Brother Elsey: The Ark.

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Americana-tinged band of brothers from the Detroit area, via Grand Rapids. Their music ranges from delicately haunting to anthemic and inspired. Their song "Wildfire" was featured on MTV's Teen Mom OG, and they have an as-yet-untitled debut full-length album ready for release.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"My Folky Valentine": The Ark.

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In celebration of romance, Annie & Rod Capps host other Michigan musical couples. This year's guests: Jen Cass & Eric Janetsky (of The Lucky Nows) and The Springtails (Julianna & Andy Wilson).
8 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]



 8:20 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.


 8:30 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]


 8:45 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

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

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. Also, different guest musicians each week. [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: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

A popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh- minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. His latestt CD , Big Car Town, is a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night"

Swing dancing with Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings, a local 10- piece big band led by tubaist Chris Smith specializing in the old-time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver, [venue info]

 
 


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