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Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 23, 2020






 
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 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 9 a.m.  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. 

"Donation Morning Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This class is a great way to begin your day. These classes are combining a little slow flow with more holding and stretching postures. The temperature of the studio is usually between 80-85 degrees.

We are located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.

There is a donation jar at the front of studio next to the sign in sheet. Please donate what you are able. Suggested donations $5-20.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 9:45 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Creation Sunday": Collegians for Christ and Ann Arbor Baptist Church.

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Collegians for Christ is excited to partner with Ann Arbor Baptist Church to present a series of thought provoking lectures on the fundamental question: where did everything come from? Come hear the various theories about the origins of the universe. The speaker is Orlando Buria, Ph.D., a sought after scientist and instructor on the topics of universe origins, natural history, and biology. Dr. Buria is a published researcher who will present engaging and thought provoking lectures.
Ann Arbor Baptist Church, 2150 S Wagner Rd. Free. 734.995.5144. info@aabaptist.church aabaptist.church/creation [map]



 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Sunday Winter Democratic Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun. The assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination.
Meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259, 996-8440, 996-9122. [map]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"6th Annual Polish Pottery Party": Downtown Home & Garden.

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Feb. 22 & 23. Display of a wide range of fine pottery. Also, European Designs (Westlake, OH) import company shows and discusses Polish pottery on Sat. only. Samples of pierogi & sauerkraut (Sat.) and Polish pastries (Sun.), while supplies last.
DH&G, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]


 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Harry Potter: Wizards unite": Briarwood mall.

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All invited to play this interactive augmented reality phone game, with special real-life displays and chances to take photos.
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Briarwood. Free. 769-9610. [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Museum of Natural History.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short hands-on demos for ages 5 & up. "Out of the Water & Back Again: A Whale's Tale" (11 a.m.). Handle real fossils while learning about the evolutionary process. Also, make a fossil casts of an ancient tooth. "Home Sweet H.O.M.E.S.: Exploring the Great Lakes" (3 p.m.). Learn about the past, present, and future of Michigan's water source.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Brick Bash 2020": Skyline High School Band Fundraiser.

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Feb. 22 & 23. Public Lego building party with a Duplo play area for young kids and displays of models by Lego hobbyists from around the country. Sat. only: a performance by the Skyline Drumline (2 p.m.). Sale of Lego products, custom sets, and publications. Concessions.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.) & 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.), Skyline, 2552 N. Maple. $5 (family, $20). BrickBash.com, 637-9429. [map]


 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (3:30 p.m.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals.
11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., Sun., Jan. 20. & Feb. 18 Three audiovisual planetarium shows suitable for all ages.

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The Sky Tonight (Thurs. 5:30 & 6:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m.; Jan. 20, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m.; Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m.), is an exploration of the current night sky.

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Cosmic Colors (Sat., Sun., & Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m.), details the spectrum of energy we call light. Preceded by a brief star talk.

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Two Small Pieces of Glass (Sat., Sun., & Feb. 18, 3:30 p.m.) shows how telescopes big & little, simple & complex, use light to work.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Tickets $8. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon 

"How Films Communicate": Michigan Theater Movies 101.

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Mar. 1, 8, & 22. EMU film studies professor emeritus Henry Aldridge examines various common filmmaking techniques. Followed by a film screening. Feb. 23"Mise-en-Scene," with Michael Curtiz's 1942 Casablanca. Mar. 1"Sound," with Buster Keaton's 1920s silent films One Week & The Cameraman. Michigan Theater head organist Andrew Rodgers accompanies. Mar. 8: "Editing," with Peter Howitt's 1998 comic drama Sliding Doors. Mar. 22: "Narrative Structure," with Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 dreamlike thriller Vertigo.
Michigan Theater. $20 per session (members, $15). 668-8397. [map]


 Noon 

"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]



 noon, 2 & 4 p.m  Free! 

U-M Natural History Museum Tours.

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Every Sat. & Sun., except Mar. 22 Thirty-minute guided tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (noon & 4 p.m.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (2 p.m.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon 

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]


 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Brewing Methods": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's Coffee staff demonstrate and discuss 6-8 different ways to brew coffee, from filter drip to syphon pot.
Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30, preregistration required. 929-6060. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Free Computer Diagnoses": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Feb. 2, 9, & 23. Free diagnoses from tech company Simion Repairs. Repairs and upgrades available for purchase.
Noon-4 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free. 369-4568. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Pop-Up Makerspace": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: "Make It Float!"
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-3 p.m. 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 1, 2, & 3 p.m. 

"Slime Time!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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All invited to make slime and learn about the different states of matter.
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. 

"33rd Annual Storytelling Festival": The Ark.

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Feb. 22 & 23 (different programs). Performances for adults (Sat.) & families (Sun.) by 3 top storytellers from around the country. Headliner is Antonio Rocha, a Brazilian native now living in Maine whose performances blend folktales, mime, and social justice stories based on his experiences as an immigrant. Also, Anne Rutherford & Norm Brecke, a veteran storytelling duo from the Pacific Northwest whose repertoires include a wide assortment of folktales and lots of humor, and Barbara Schutzgruber, an award-winning local storyteller who specializes in folktales, ballads, and personal stories of resilience. Emcee is Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild president Steve Daut.
7:30 p.m. (Sat.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 (Sat.) & $10 (Sun.) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & TheArk.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [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]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Stenciled Tote Bags": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity with canvas bags, paint, stencils, and more for all ages. Bring your own design materials, if you like.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1 & 5 p.m. 

"The Color Purple": Fathom Events.

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(Steven Spielberg, 1985). Adaptation of Alice Walker's novel about the life of a poor black woman.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter).


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Global 1918 Influenza Pandemic": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.

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Discussion led by club member & genealogist Katherine Willson. Followed by a talk led by club member Omer Jean Winborn on "The Underground Railroad in Washtenaw County."
St. Joseph Mercy Women's Health Center rm. 1AB, 5305 Elliott. Free. 483-2799.


 1:45 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]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Take Your Pick: Collecting Found Photographs": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current historical exhibit of found amateur photography.
2-3 p.m., meet in the UMMA forum, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell.
AADL Downtown 3rd-floor freespace. Free. annarborstorytelling.org.


 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]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Mah-Jongg with Stuart Baggaley": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to learn this Chinese board game resembling gin rummy with veteran local mah-jongg instructor Baggaley.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Motown Magic: Music and Memories": Chelsea District Library Sonic Sunday.

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Lecture-demo about the history of Motown by veteran local jazz and Motown guitarist John E. Lawrence.
2-3 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free, preregistration required. 475-8732. [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 p.m. 

"Some Chestnuts and a Harder Nut to Crack": Kerrytown Concert House.

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U-M piano professor emeritus Louis Nagel, a longtime favorite with local audiences, performs a program of familiar short works followed by a longer piece TBA.
2 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com and at the door. 769-2999. [map]
 


 2 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]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The African American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Museum president Joyce Hunter discusses its new location at 1528 Pontiac Trail & its future plans.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 2 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]


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Korean Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Korean-language songs, stories, and crafts. For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3:25 p.m. 

"Parasite: Black & White": 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.


 3:35, 5:45, & 8:15 p.m. 

"1917": State Theater.

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(Sam Mendes, 2019). World War I action involving 2 British soldiers, an impossible task, and a race against time.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 3:45 & 8:45 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.


 3:45 & 6:15 p.m. 

"Varda by Agnès": Michigan Theater.

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(Agnès Varda, 2019). Documentary about the pioneering French film director.
Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4, 6:20, & 8:35 p.m. 

"Downhill": State Theater.

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(Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, 2020). A husband and wife reevaluate their lives after escaping an avalanche.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4 p.m. 

"Teen Yoga": ArogyaVeda.

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Free class for first timers
Teenage yoga is an excellent way to help your child deal with the overwhelming emotional and physical changes that she goes through during adolescence. Teenagers who practice yoga are less stressed and perform better than their counterparts in schools.
Adults are also allowed in this class.
Individual drop in class is $15 and a package of 5 classes is $60 and will allow 2 absences when informed earlier. Package payments should be done on day 1.
ArogyaVeda Yoga shaala, 2458 N Dixboro Rd. $15. arogya.veda.annarbor@gmail.com www.arogyaveda.org [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Games provided, or you can bring your own, if you wish.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free, beer for sale. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

LezRead Book Club.

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All lesbians invited to discuss Carolina de Robertis's 2019 novel Cantoras and Tillie Walden's 2019 novel Are You Listening?
4-6 p.m., Jim Toy Community Center, 319 Braun Ct. Free. a2lezread.tumblr.com. [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! 

"West Side Story": Bløm Meadworks.

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(Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins, 1961). Classic adaptation of Leonard Bernstein's Romeo-and-Juliet musical set in 50s New York City. Screening is part of Bløm's "Meads & Movies" series.
4-6 p.m., Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free; Food & drink for sale. 548-9729. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Kids": Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children ages 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month, $21/drop-in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Joy & Wonder: Songs of Praise": St. James Episcopal Church Evensong.

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The church's Elm Ensemble chorus is joined by the Dexter Brass Ensemble for a setting of this traditional Anglican liturgy featuring 2 Baroque masterpieces-Purcell's rarely performed "Let My Prayer Come Up to Thy Presence" and Schütz's "Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe"-and the haunting colonial American shape-note tune "Star in the East (Hail the Blest Morn, See the Great Mediator)."
4:30 p.m., St. James, 3279 Broad St., Dexter. Free. 426-8247. [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

"Music to Warm the Soul - Celebrating Suzanne Ross with Music & Dancing": Ann Arbor Active Against ALS.

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An event to celebrate life through music and dancing, and to honor in particular the life and times of Suzanne Ross (1963-2018). Featured performers include Naked Ace, Pioneer Jazz Band, Salmagundi, cutler-fessler duo, and J Donahey. Tickets to the event will include entertainment and hearty appetizers, plus beer and wine for adults. Proceeds to benefit ALS Research.
Circ Bar, 210 S 1st St, Ann Arbor MI 48104. : Adults: $50, Youth (under 21): $40, extra drink tickets: $10. Tickets purchased after noon Feb 15 (or at the door) will be $60 for adults and $50 for youths.. 734-657-7121. anne@annegilbert.com www.activeagainstals.org/music-to-warm-the-soul [map]



 5-8 p.m. 

Sunday Evening Rhythm Club: Royal Garden Trio.

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The Royal Garden Trio plays Hot-Club style gypsy jazz for listening and dancing. Led by Brian Delaney on guitar, the group includes Mike Karoub on cello and Tom Bogardus on clarinet and guitar, often adding vocalist Dawn Giblin. 2nd & 4th Sundays. Cash cover at the door. Cash or cards for food & drink.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. 734/663-1202. cdsmith68@gmail.com or jamesdapognymusic@gmail.com [map]


 5:15 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.


 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]


 6 p.m. 

"The Curse Of The Hopeless Diamond--Dinner Theater"

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Looking for a fun night out? Put on your detective hat and join us for dinner at Whispering Pines Golf Course this February! Pinckney Players is proud to present The Curse of the Hopeless Diamond where YOU can help our zany detectives figure out WHODUNIT! Ticket price includes dinner, dessert, non-alcoholic beverages and a hilarious, audience-participation murder mystery show.

Dates:
Friday, February 14, 2020
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Sunday, February 23, 2020

FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SHOWS (February 14, 15 and 22)
Venue/Cash Bar opens at 6:00 pm
Buffet dinner at 6:30 pm
Show starts at 7:30 pm

FOR SUNDAY MATINEE (February 23)
Venue/Cash Bar opens at 12:30 pm
Buffet dinner at 1:00 pm
Show starts at 2:00 pm

General Admission ticket price: $35 can be purchased by visiting www.pinckneyplayers.com (tickets on sale January 13, 2020)

If you would like to reserve a table of 8 for $30/ticket, please contact Ann
Whispering Pines Golf Course, Pinckney. $35. amy.goble@yahoo.com. amy.goble@yahoo.com www.pinckneyplayers.com



 6-11 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
6-11 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~GoClub. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu or check MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing in advance to confirm. 717-1569. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Magic: The Gathering": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to compete in an informal session of this popular collectible card game. No official judges or format. Bring your own cards or use those available. No experience necessary.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 6 & 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience": First United Methodist Church.

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Showing of Delaney Ruston's 2019 documentary exploring the impact of screen time on young people's mental health.
FUMC, 120 S. State. Free. 662-4536. [map]


 6-9 p.m. 

"Winter Jam 2020": EMU Convocation Center.

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Performances by several Christian pop musicians, including Texas-based rock singer Crowder, Australian dance-pop music group Hillsong Young & Free, NYC-bred hip-hop artist Andy Mineo, and more. Also, a talk by Colorado evangelist Nick Hall. For a complete lineup, see 2020.JamTour.com/cities/ypsilanti-mi.
EMU Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt, Ypsilanti. Tickets TBA in advance at 2020.JamTour.com and at the door. 478-2822. [map]


 6:10 p.m. 

"Jojo Rabbit": State Theater.

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


 7-9 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Bløm Makers Series: Sensory Yoga at Bløm: Bløm Meadworks.

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This sensory yoga experience will begin with a discussion about using all of your senses throughout your day. We'll then sample a house made switchel, made with local honey, vinegar and fruit, as we talk about the smell, taste, and feel.
Carter will then lead us in a yoga practice as we take in the sights and sounds of the space. After, attendees will take a tour of the meadery to learn about the fermentation process. The experience will end with a flight of three seasonal meads and ciders.
Please bring: yoga mat, ID
Tickets include: switchel sample, yoga, mead/cider flight
Bløm Meadworks, 100 S 4th Ave Suite 110. $30. hello@drinkblom.com http://www.drinkblom.com/events/sensory-yoga-20 [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Michael Dean: U-M School of Music.

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This celebrated American clarinetist performs a program TBA.
7 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Pinball League: Pinball Pete's.

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Every Tues. & Sun. All invited to compete in a pinball tournament of 6 games, followed by a playoff between those in the top half. Prizes.
7 p.m., Pinball Pete's, 1214 South University. $2 entry fee plus the cost of games (75 cents to $1 per game). 213-2502. [map]


  7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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


 7:30 p.m. 

Joe Henry: The Ark.

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Country-rooted folk-rock by this critically acclaimed singer-songwriter. Henry, who grew up in Michigan, is often compared to Van Morrison for his passionate emotional directness and to Dylan for his restless musical inventiveness and poetic lyrical touch, and even 2 decades into his career his music continues to evolve in unexpected and revelatory ways. He brings a new album, The Gospel According to Water, shaped by his recovery from a life-threatening cancer diagnosis. Photo: Glen Hansard.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $25 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

Open Stage: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All performers invited to showcase their talents.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. Sign up for an 8-minute spot at PointlessBrew.com. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8:30 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

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

Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra

Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Blind Pig: MC Lars

All ages admitted. Oakland (CA) punk hip-hop MC. Openers: The Doubleclicks, a nerd-folk comedy duo of sisters from Portland (OR), and Schaffer the Darklord, a rapping NYC comic who cites influences from the Beastie Boys and Snoop Dogg to Bill Hicks and George Carlin. $15 ($17 at the door). 8 p.m.-midnight. [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: Judy Banker

Veteran local singer-songwriter and guitarist known for her songs exploring love, heartbreak, and renewal. Tonight she celebrates the release of her 3rd CD, Buffalo Motel. [venue info]

Ravens Club: "Sol Jazz Sundays."

A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by a different guest each week. Tonight: vocalist Ramona Collins. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam."

Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night"

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

 
 


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