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Calendar of Events

Friday, February 21, 2020






 
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 8:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Six Keys to Getting What You Want from Your Entrepreneurial Business": Traction Training Center.

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Even the most successful entrepreneurs occasionally find running a business more challenging than they expected. Most business owners are regularly frustrated by one or more common issues related to lack of control, people, profit, and growth.
The Entrepreneurial Operating SystemŽ (EOS) is designed to help leaders address and solve these common frustrations with a set of simple, powerful tools.
This live event presented by the Traction Training Center will help you:
- Understand the six keys to build a truly great organization
- Learn how to get everyone focused on achieving a clear company vision
- Begin to instill discipline and accountability throughout the organization
- Roll up your sleeves and confront organizational issues head-on
- Strengthen your business and produce powerful results
Who should attend: Owners and leaders of businesses with 10 or more employees will benefit most from the EOS Process and Tools.
Traction Training Center, 709 W Ellsworth Rd, Ste 108. Free. 7349265551. msmith@87plus.com http://www.tractiontrainingcenter.com [map]



 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. 

"Under the African Sky": Wild Swan Theater.

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A delightful collection of African tales performed through storytelling, acting, dancing, and drumming. Colorful costumes, masks, and traditional music will delight and teach our young fans, with lots of opportunities for audience participation! (Special activities provided by Riverside Art Center's FLY Creativity Lab after the Saturday performance.)
Towsley Auditorium - Morris Lawrence Building - Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $10 - $12. 734-995-0530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org www.wildswantheater.org [map]



 10 a.m. * 12:30 p.m. 

"Under the African Sky": Wild Swan Theater.

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This award-winning local children's theater presents a series of African folktales. With drumming and other music. Geared toward kids ages 4-10. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members.
10 a.m. (Thurs. & Fri.), 12:30 p.m. (Fri.), & 11 a.m. (Sat.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River. Tickets $12 (seniors ages 60 & over and kids, $10; lap passes for kids ages 2 & under, $3) in advance at WildSwanTheater.org and at the door. 995-0530. [map]


 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal demonstrates.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 12:00 pm  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]



 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Becoming Brokers: Explaining Thailand's Growing Brand in Global Health.": U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

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Talk by Boston University sociology professor Joseph Harris.
Noon-1:30 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St. Free. 764-0352. [map]


 12:05 p.m.  Free! 

Brown Bag Organ Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Feb. 12 & 26. Performances by organ students. Bring a bag lunch, if you like. Feb. 12: Program TBA. Feb. 26: Cecilia Kowara and Ken Simon play works by Buxtehude, Böhm, and J.S. Bach.
12:05 p.m., U-M School of Public Health Community Room, 109 S. Observatory. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media": U-M Digital Studies Institute.

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Talk by UCLA information studies professor Sarah Roberts.
2-4 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg rm., 911 North University. Free. 764-3356. [map]


 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Caregiver Conversations": Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.

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Enjoy pastries and coffee with peers as we share information and experiences and learn from each other. The group will include educational content, is facilitated by a licensed JFS Social Worker, and is open to anyone who cares for someone aged 60+.
First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 7347690209. https://form.jotform.com/90025097577159 [map]


 3-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Ice Carving Extravaganza": Main Street Area Association.

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Feb. 21 & 22. Members of the U-M ice carving team chip huge blocks of ice into twinkling sculptures, which remain on display as long as the weather holds.
3-7 p.m. (Fri.) & 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), Main & Liberty. Free. MainStreetAnnArbor.org.


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Fix-It Friday": Maker Works.

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All invited to bring anything that needs fixing-chairs, sweaters, radios, whatever. Maker Works members and staff on hand to help and offer advice. Repairs not guaranteed.
4-6 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 222-4911. [map]


 4:30 & 7:15 p.m. 

"Varda by Agnès": Michigan Theater.

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(Agnès Varda, 2019). Documentary about the pioneering French film director, active during the French New Wave.
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.


 4:30-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Witness to Marvels: Sufism and Literary Imagination": U-M Center for South Asian Studies.

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Book talk by Vanderbilt University religion professor Tony K. Stewart.
4:30-6 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St. Free. 615-4059. [map]


 4:45 & 7:05 p.m. 

"Olympic Dreams": State Theater.

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(Jeremy Teicher, 2020). Drama about a budding romance that takes place in the Olympic athletes village.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:45 & 7 p.m. 

Ága": Michigan Theater.

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(Milko Lazarov, 2019). Drama about an elder whose life is nearing its end in the icy north.
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.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Distinguished Music Theory Speaker Series: U-M School of Music.

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University of Wisconsin music professor Brian Hyer discusses his work situating the study of music within the broader realm of the humanities.
5 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Watkins Lecture Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 5-9 p.m. 

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

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


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Disproportionate Impact of Gun Violence on People of Color": Students Demand Action & ACLU.

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Students Demand Action and the ACLU present a panel on the disproportionate impact of gun violence on people and communities of color. Scheduled speakers are Soloman Rajput, a current candidate for Congress and Everytown Survivor, and Ypsilanti Councilman Anthony Morgan.
Weill Hall Room 1120
Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State St. Free. sdaumich@gmail.com https://everytown.org/studentsdemand/ [map]



 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Night Hike: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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A hike in the dark, led by WCPARC naturalists. Dress for the outdoors. Followed by a bonfire and hot cocoa.
6-8:30 p.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings. Free, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. $6 vehicle entry fee. 449-4437, ext. 203. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Night Hikes ": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Dec. 20, Jan. 24, & Feb. 21. A WCPARC naturalist leads a hike in the dark. Followed by a bonfire and hot cocoa. Dress for the outdoors.
6-8:30 p.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Webster Twp.. $6 vehicle entry fee. Free. 971-6337. [map]


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen After Hours: Fortnite IRL": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to a battle royale with Nerf guns and to find treasure hidden in the library stacks, both activities that feature prominently in the popular online game Fortnite. Pizza dinner.
CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free, registration required 475-8732. [map]


 6:30-10:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Downtown.

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All invited to play cards & board games. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
6:30-10:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 123 W. Washington. Free. 417-4266. [map]


 6:30-10 p.m. 

"Artini 2020": Ann Arbor Art Center Fundraiser.

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All age 21 & over invited to visit several downtown restaurants to taste martinis created for the occasion. Each martini is inspired by a different piece of art.
6:30-10 p.m., begins at the Art Center, 117 W. Liberty. $70. 994-8004. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Chip Carving": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Feb. 6 & 21. All invited to make a small design in a flat wooden board.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:45 & 9:25 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.


 7 p.m. 

"Xanadu": Tappan Players Middle School Musical.

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Come and see this Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you. Xanadu follows the journey of a magical Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time....the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it's 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds. You'll want to keep the music in your head and Xanadu in your heart...forever!
You can purchase your tickets at this link: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/37161
Tappan Middle School Auditorium, 2251 E. Stadium Boulevard. $15 adults $10 children/seniors. 734 649 6046. a2tappanplayers@gmail.com https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/37161 [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

William D. Lopez: Literati Bookstore.

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This U-M public health professor reads from his new book Separated: Family & Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid, a 2020 Washtenaw Reads selection about the lasting effects of a daylong Washtenaw County-wide immigration raid in Nov. 2013. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Kirtan.

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All invited to try kirtan, an ancient yogic spiritual practice that involves singing and chanting. Accompanied by live music on tabla, harmonium, cello, violin, and finger cymbals. The program ends with silent meditation and homemade chai.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Stone Chalet, 1917 Washtenaw Ave. Free, donations accepted. 476-2621. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comedy Night: Bløm Meadworks.

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Stand-up showcase featuring sets by area comic Andrew Yang & others, with jokes about everything from dating to mortality.
7:30 p.m., Bløm, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free, donations suggested. Facebook.com/BlomComedy. [map]


 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

John Roy: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Feb. 20-22. This L.A.-based comic, 2003 winner of CBS Star Search, is a frequent performer on network and cable TV. A self-described "fully-grown man who looks like a 12-year-old dressed for recess," his laid-back but incisive observations on contemporary culture, childhood, racial tolerance, and the media are punctuated by energetic character voices, clever dialogue, and the occasional bit of singing. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance at etix.com before 6 p.m. the night of the show; $12 (Thurs.) & $15 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Crystal Intentions: Practices for Manifesting Wellness": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by Crazy Wisdom staffer Deb Flint, of holistic wellness writers Araminta Star Matthews & Lune Innate's 2019 book.
Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Contemporary Directions Ensemble: U-M School of Music.

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Adria Slywotzky conducts this adventurous ensemble of music majors in works by David Lang, a visiting composer known for a "post-minimalist" style that resists categorization. Program: Just, Broken Wings, Pierced, and Increase. The final event of Lang's week-long U-M residency.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Dorrance Dance: University Musical Society.

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Feb. 21 & 22. Led by former STOMP member and 2015 MacArthur "Genius" award-winner Michelle Dorrance, this New York City tap dance company performs 3 of her creative choreographed explorations of footwork-- Myelination, Jungle Blues, & Three to One--on its own floor, which it travels with to ensure that each performance meets its exacting standards. On Feb. 21 only, a post-show artist Q&A.
Power Center. Tickets $39-$66 (students, $12-$20) in advance at Tickets.UMS.org, the Michigan League, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Martin Sexton: The Ark.

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Sexton is a widely acclaimed singer-songwriter from Boston known for bold, thoughtful original songs that blend elements of rock 'n' roll, blues, and folk balladry with the mannerisms of R&B and soul, and for dynamic vocals that range from falsetto crooning to muted trumpet sounds. "Martin Sexton is ripe with raw, expansive talent. His voice comes in a hundred impossible shades. His songs are sweet and spirited and soulful. His repertoire is like a cross-country tour of the American musical vernacular," says the Boston Globe.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $35 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

Piano Concerto Concert: U-M School of Music.

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Yaniv Segal directs the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in a program of concertos with U-M piano grad student soloists Zixiang Wang, Xiting Yang, Xiaoya Liu, and Melissa Coppola. Program: Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1, Beethoven's Concerto No 4, Ravel's Concerto in G Major, and Gershwin's Concerto in F.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Apple Season": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Jan. 31- Feb. 23. David Wolber directs the Michigan premiere of Oregon-based playwright E. M. Lewis's family drama about a woman's tangled past that resurfaces after her father dies. Stars Alysia Kolascz, Matthew Swift, & Jeremy Kucharek.
Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets $22 in advance at Artful.Ly/Theatre-Nova and (if available) at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]


 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. 

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

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


 8 p.m. 

"Rising Stars Series with Sean Dobbins": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Local jazz drummer Dobbins leads pianist and Father Gabriel Richard high school student Cormac Avila in a program TBA.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com & (if available) at the door. 769-2999. [map]
 


 8 p.m. 

"Roadsigns": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Jan. 16-Mar. 14. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Purple Rose founder Jeff Daniels' new play, a lyrical drama about a young poet who, as he embarks on his own life's journey, encounters a rich gallery of characters on the margins of life who are each following a dream, or hoping to bump into one. Cast: David Bendena, Tom Whalen, Richard McWilliams, Rusty Mewha, Ruth Crawford, K. Edmonds, Kristin Shields, and Caitlin Cavanaugh.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat. & Nov. 29), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $32 (Wed.), $28 (Thurs.), $42 (Fri. eve.), $43 (weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance (beginning Dec. 9) at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Sonnets, Soliloquies, and Soul": U-M Musical Theatre Department.

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Feb. 20-23NYU Tisch School for the Arts drama professor (and former U-M Broadway artist in residence) Michael McElroy directs U-M musical theatre students in his new musical revue, an adaptation of various Shakespeare works reimagined through African American musical idioms such as soul, gospel, jazz, and funk.
U-M Walgreen Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $20 (students, $13) in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu, the Michigan League, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Yerma" U-M Theatre Department.

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Feb. 20-23. U-M theater professor Malcolm Tulip directs U-M drama students in Federico García Lorca's 1934 drama, which García Lorca called a "tragic poem," about a young Spanish woman, married to please her family, who seeks advice from the town's elders when she is unable to produce a child.
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $24-$30 (students, $13) in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu, the Michigan League, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 9:30 p.m. 

"Promare": Michigan Theater.

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(Hiroyuki Imaishi, 2019). Anime adventure about an epic battle between humans and flame-wielding mutants. Japanese, subtitles.
Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 9:45 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.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 10 a.m.  Free! 

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

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


 5 p.m. 

Canceled: U-M Women's Lacrosse.

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Feb. 21: Louisville. 3 p.m.

Feb. 23: Colorado. Noon.

Feb. 29: Albany. Noon.

Mar. 15: Denver. 1 p.m.

Mar. 22: San Diego State. Noon.

Mar. 27: Ohio State. 6 p.m.

Apr. 9: Northwestern. 7 p.m.

Apr. 25: Maryland. Noon.
Various times (see listing), U-M Lacrosse Stadium, 2500 S. State. $6. 764-0247. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Canceled: "Cheese Tasting: Fondue & Raclette": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer taste samples of these Swiss melted cheese dishes.
Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45-$50, preregistration required. 929-0500. [map]


 9:20 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Dr. 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]

Blue LLama: Aris Chalin Trio

Jazz trio led by this young local pianist. 11 p.m. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Dave McMurray & D3

Groove-oriented Detroit jazz-funk trio led by Was (not Was) saxophonist McMurray. 8 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Brett Mitchell

Midland alt-pop-rock singer-songwriter whom Grand Rapids Press music critic John Sinkevics calls "the new millennium's version of Marshall Crenshaw." [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Amy Grace Johnson Amy Grace Johnson

Young acoustic pop-folk singer-songwriter from East Tawas. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

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

Live: Al Jacquez

All-star local ensemble led by veteran local blues and blues-rock singer-guitarist. With guitarist Brian Delaney, bassist Randy Tessier, drummer Rich Dishman, and keyboardist Tom Loncaric. [venue info]

Mash: Mia Green

Young Detroit-area pop-folk singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Pajamas

Local pop-rock jam trio. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Open Mike

All musicians invited. Hosted by Erin Zindle. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 7-11 p.m. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Tim Prosser

A mix of folk and pop covers and originals by this local singer- mandolinist, who is joined by guest musicians TBA. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: She-Bop She-Bop

She-Bop is a local girl-group-style trio of lead vocalist Elizabeth Royce, singer-guitarist Laurie Lounsbury, and singer-French hornist Morgan Lamonica. With With guitarist Johnny Rasmussen, bassist Al Kalaf, and drummer Tom Sheppard. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Dave Boutette

Veteran local folk-rock singer-guitarist whose genial songs about the small ups and downs of ordinary life draw on a range of influences from Chuck Berry to Bob Dylan to Paul Westerberg. He performs with his wife, singer Kristi Davis, a former Radio City Rockette. [venue info]

 
 


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