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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 25, 2020






 
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 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. (9:30 a.m.) & Sat. (10:30 a.m.):Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under ages 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Baby Playgroups": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon-Thurs. Hour-long program for kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings, please.

Mon. 10:30 a.m. (Downtown)

Tues. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek)

Wed. 11 a.m. (Pittsfield)

Thurs. 2 p.m. (Westgate) & 6:30 p.m. (Malletts Creek).
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Free Spring Moms Group Preview: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Get out of the cold and meet other moms and our moms group facilitators at our free Spring Moms Group Preview. Appropriate for moms and babies ages newborn to crawling. Coffee, tea, snacks and fun provided.
You'll also have the chance to make a fun shaker to take home!
Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings, 2311 East Stadium Suite 202-2. Free. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 11 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

Tuesday Morning Mindfulness Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Now online. Please join us for this weekly free one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between. Come when you can. Experience the power of mindfulness in community!
Please message mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com for Zoom link.
Now Online! Formerly Center for Innovation Community Room 2, 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. Online. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Brain Health and the Pocketbook: New Findings and Directions": Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.

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Peter Lichtenberg, PhD of the Wayne State University
Institute of Gerontology will present: "Brain Health &
The Pocketbook: New Findings & Directions." Dr.
Lichtenberg is a Professor of Psychology, Physical
Medicine, and Rehabilitation at Wayne State University
and the Research Education Component Co-Leader of
the Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.
Univerity of Michigan Detroit Center- Ann Arbor Room, 3663 Woodward Ave. Free. 734-232-2459. eefox@med.umich.edu [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"The Language of Emotion: Chinese Translations of the Buddhist Terminology of Sense, Perception, and Desire in the Han and Three Kingdom Period (ca. 150-280 C.E.)": U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.

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Talk by Yale University religious studies professor Eric Greene.
Weiser Hall rm. 110, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308.


 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Community Carillon/Corporate Carillon": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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U-M music professor Tiffany Ng discusses the social impact of carillons, the musical instruments typically housed in a bell tower such as the Burton Memorial Tower.
1022 Osterman Common, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-5818. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Kinetic Sandbox": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades K-5 invited to build and play with easy-to-mold Kinetic Sand.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Crafty Puppy Marionette": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades preK-3 invited to make a puppy puppet with household supplies. Materials provided.
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Documentary": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of short documentaries nominated for an Academy Award.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Degree of Fine-Tuning in Our Universe": U-M College of Literature, Science, & the Arts.

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U-M physics professor Fred Adams discusses fundamental constraints necessary for the universe to support life.
Forum Hall, Palmer Commons 4th fl., 100 Washtenaw. Free. 647-4320. [map]


 4:15 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.


 4:30-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Dictator's Modernity Dilemma: Development and Democracy in South Korea, 1961-1987": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies.

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Talk by Wesleyan University Asian studies professor Joan Cho.
4:30-6 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St. Free. 764-1825. [map]


 4:35, 7:10, & 9:15 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.


 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.


 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Three hours of open access to use AADL's laser cutter, and block & screen printing tools. AADL staffers provide basic instruction.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 5:30-7 p.m.  Free! 

"From the Great Lakes to the Global Water Crisis: Writers on Water": U-M Library.

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Great Lakes area writers and Michigan Quarterly Review contributors read poetry and prose about water in Michigan and beyond. Featuring environmental journalist Anna Clark, retired U-M creative writing professor Keith Taylor, and others.
5:30-7 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery (enter from the Diag). Free. 764-5293.


 5:30 p.m. 

"KnITTY Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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Every Tues. All invited to work on knitting projects and hangout with adoptable cats. A knitting expert is on hand. Coffee.
5:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. $7 ($24 per month). 661-3575. [map]


 6-9 p.m. 

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

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


 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.


 7-9:30 p.m. 

"Bicycle Film Festival": Bicycle Alliance of Washtenaw.

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Screening of I Just Want to Ride (Rue Kaladyte, 2019), a documentary about adventure cyclist Lael Wilcox, and other bike-themed films TBA.
7-9:30 p.m., Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. 4th Ave. Suggested donation $5-$10. bikewashtenaw.org. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Overpopulation": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A discussion on one to(o) many.
Readings to consider:
1. Having Children: Reproductive Ethics in the Face of Overpopulation
2. The Ethics of Controlling Population Growth in the Developing World
3. Overpopulation and the Threat of Ecological Disaster: The Need for Global Bioethics
4. Threats and burdens: Challenging scarcity-driven narratives of "overpopulation"
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit http://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/041-overpopulation/.
If it's not too crowded, consider the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. Open to all age 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 4: Susie Lorand and Julie Esch lead dancing to music by Judi Morningstar, Brad Battey, and Matt McCoy. Feb. 11: Megan Wilson and Will Jaynes lead dancing to music by Shirley Harden, Josh Burdick, Susie Lorand, and Martha Stokely. Feb. 18: Arlene Kindel leads dancing to music by Josh Burdick, Ari Sussman, Susie Lorand, and Matt McCoy. Feb. 25: Shirley Harden and Bob Messer lead dancing to music by Childgrove.
7 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. Suggested donation $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with caregiver, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Wed. Male singers invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For online meeting URL email info@HVharmonizers.org. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Literati Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Vikram Paralkar's brand-new book Night Theater.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Mark Greaney: Nicola's Books.

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This New York Times bestselling author and longtime Tom Clancy collaborator reads from One Minute Out, his brand-new thriller which follows the world's most dangerous assassin as he uncovers a human trafficking operation.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 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]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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Reading by MSU creative writing professor & poet Laura Apol, whose 2018 collection Nothing but the Blood explores the evolution of belief, mother-daughter relationships, and more. Preceded by an open mic.
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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


 7-9 p.m. 

"Bluegrass Jam Circle": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
See a2bluGrass.com for location. $5.


 7 p.m. 

"Free Burma Rangers": Fathom Events.

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(Chris Sinclair & Brent Gudgel, 2019). Documentary about the 20-year journey of a missionary family in war-torn Burma.
Quality 16 (Feb. 24) and Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine (Feb. 24 & 25).


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Dawn Farm Education Series.

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Feb. 18 & 25. Talks on addiction and recovery. Feb. 18: Local social workers Matthew Cremin and Charles Coleman on "Addiction and Older Adults." Feb. 25: Dawn Farm president James Balmer on "Addiction 101."
7:30-9 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5325 Elliott Dr., Ypsilanti. Free. 973-7892. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Pilates Class: Club Pilates Washtenaw.

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



 7:30 p.m. 

"Only Lovers Left Alive": Michigan Theater.

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(Jim Jarmusch, 2013). Romantic vampire drama about a vampire musician whose centuries-old love affair is tested by the arrival of his lover's impulsive younger sister.
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 p.m. 

Jim & Sam: The Ark.

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Husband-and-wife Los Angeles duo of Jim Hanft and Samantha Yonack, who are filmmakers as well as songwriters, and whose documentary film After So Many Days chronicles a year of the duo's touring. Free (nonperishable food donations accepted for Food Gatherers).
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free (nonperishable food donations accepted for Food Gatherers). [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

University Choir: U-M School of Music.

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Mark Stover directs this ensemble of music majors in a program highlighted by Schubert's cantata Mirjams Siegesgesang and Charles Forsberg's From Where The Sun Now Stands, a song cycle setting of Native American poems. Also, works from Finzi, Hogan, Gibbons, and Poulenc.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 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.-noon 

Canceled: Social Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservation required.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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

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

Tues. 10 a.m. (Downtown).

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

Thurs. 7 p.m. (Pittsfield).

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


 10 a.m.  Free! 

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

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


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except June 9, and Apr. 11. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. 475-8732. [map]


 9:35 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:

 

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo

This local pop-rock singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble founded by the late saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: "Groovy Tuesday"

Folk & blues Americana by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Mike Steele & Tommy Reifel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

 
 


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