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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, February 26, 2020






 
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 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

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

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


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Baby Playgroups": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

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

Tues. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek)

Wed. 11 a.m. (Pittsfield)

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


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Pilates Class: Club Pilates Washtenaw.

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



 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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


 Noon-1:20 p.m.  Free! 

"The Environmental Impacts of Mass Housing in Post-Socialist Europe": U-M Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

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Talk by U-M visiting architecture professor Oksana Chabanyuk.
555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [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]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Copyright and Coffee: Public Domain": U-M Library.

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U-M library copyright specialist Justin Bonfiglio discusses how to determine if a work has entered the public domain.
2-3 p.m., U-M Shapiro Library rm. 4004, enter from the Diag. Free. 647-1424.


 2, 5:10, & 7:45 p.m. 

"Little Women": Michigan Theater.

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(Greta Gerwing, 2019). Period drama about 4 sisters coming of age in America in the aftermath of the civil war.
Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 3 p.m. 

"Roadsigns": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Dickens' Great Expectations… and Ours": Concordia University Books & Coffee.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by Concordia English professor Mark Looker, of Dickens' classic 1861 novel about the moral education of a young boy plucked from poverty by an anonymous benefactor. Refreshments.
4 p.m., Concordia University Earhart Manor, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7389. [map]


 4:25 & 6:45 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.


 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.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Painting for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a directed painting activity to learn how to mix acrylic paints.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
7 p.m. or so, join Facebook.com/Groups/KTCrafters for updates on virtual or in-person meeting location. Free. 926-8863. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Seasonals & Bonsai Display": Ann Arbor Bonsai Society.

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U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens collections specialist Carmen Leskoviansky discusses bonsai care in all seasons.
6:30 p.m., Matthaei Auditorium, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. aaBonsaiSociety@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Literati Bookstore Feminist Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Terry Tempest Williams' 2019 book Erosion.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 - 8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Meditation Sessions: Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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Jewel Heart Facilitators will provide basic guidance for using the breath as a point of focus in these concentrated meditation sessions.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 734-994-3387. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]


 7-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

Paul Bernstein & Bradley K. Meyer: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Double bill of poetry readings. Local poet Bernstein's recent What the Owls Know is a collection of poems that take stock of both the richness and disappointments of the material world set against the backdrop of an anticipated afterlife. Dayton-based poet & photographer Meyer's light-hearted poems have appeared in Superstition Review & Rust+Moth. Followed by a poetry and short fiction open mic.
Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"James Webb Space Telescope: What Happens after the Hubble Space Telescope?": U-M Astronomy Department Mohler Prize Lecture.

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Talk by University of Arizona astronomy professor Marcia J. Rieke.
7 p.m., Michigan League Michigan Rm. Free. 764-3440. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

History of Science Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Ian Stewart's 2007 book Why Beauty is Truth: A History of Symmetry.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

West-Eastern Divan Ensemble: University Musical Society.

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Violinist Michael Barenboim directs this Seville-based chamber ensemble of Arab & Israeli musicians. Program: Brahms' String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, the young French composer Benjamin Attahir's Jawb for String Octet, and Mendelssohn's String Octet in E-flat major. Also, Barenboim plays Italian Baroque composer Giuseppe Tartini's Devil's Trill Sonata in G minor for solo violin.
Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $35-$66 (students, $12-$20) in advance at Tickets.UMS.org, the Michigan League, by phone, & at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Underground Railroad in Washtenaw County": Salem Area Historical Society.

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Talk by Northville Historical Society member Kathy Bilger. The program begins with a brief business meeting.
7:30 p.m., Salem Township Hall, 9600 Six Mile Rd., Salem. $2 (members, free). (248) 486-0669. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Last Shift": Michigan Theater.

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(Andrew Cohn, 2020). Comedy about a career fast-food worker.
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. (canceled) 

Open Stage: The Ark.

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All acoustic performers invited. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up to perform 8 minutes (or 2 songs) each. The most talented and popular Open Stage performers are offered their own evenings at the Ark.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $3 (members & students, $2). 761-1451. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Saxophone Studio Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Music students perform solo and in quartets & large ensembles. Program includes music by Roshanne Etezady, Jeremy Howell, Willam Bolcom, Vincent D'Indy, Edison Denisov, and others.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [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.


 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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


 9:45 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 & 11 a.m. and 1 & 6 p.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]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Storytime: Nicola's Books.

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


 Noon-3 p.m 

Canceled: American Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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


 Noon 

Canceled: Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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


 noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Coworking: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Feb. 17 & 26. All individuals or small groups invited to work in this quiet space outfitted with high-speed internet.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 12:30-1 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Walking Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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


 4:15 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]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Letterpress Open Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed., except Apr. 1 All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6 p.m. sharp, AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-11 p.m. 

Canceled: Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Go Journal": Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Plymouth Green.

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Do you like to journal in the comfortable, social atmosphere of a coffeeshop? Then join our mid-week group to share in this rewarding pastime together!
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Plymouth Green, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free. 7343694568. hoagie@swplymouthgreen.com https://www.facebook.com/events/208413383641828/ [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

Canceled: "Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Apr. 8, 22, & 30. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8:30 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]


 9-11:30 p.m. 

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

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



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blue LLama: Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet

World music-based jazz by this ensemble led by local bassist Sharp. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde

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

Detroit St. Filling Station: Andrew Brown's Djangophonique

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

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Mash: David Roof

Local blues-rock singer-guitarist. [venue info]

Old Town: Nick Collins Trio

Local jazz ensemble led by drummer Collins. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Blank Slate

Classic rock covers by this local teen quartet. Opener: Seventh, a Chelsea rock trio. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike

All acoustic musicians invited. [venue info]

 
 


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