Every Thurs., Sat., Sun., Jan. 20. & Feb. 18 Three audiovisual planetarium shows suitable for all ages.
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.
Cosmic Colors (Sat., Sun., & Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m.), details the spectrum of energy we call light. Preceded by a brief star talk.
Two Small Pieces of Glass (Sat., Sun., & Feb. 18, 3:30 p.m.) shows how telescopes big & little, simple & complex, use light to work.
Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Tickets $8. 764-0478. [map]
Feb. 6: Alfred University (NY) art history professor Meghen Jones on "The Tea Bowl as a Microcosm of Modern Japanese Ceramics."
Feb. 13: Japanese silent movie narrator Ichiro Kataoka on "A History of the Benshi." Benshi is a traditional style of Japanese narration that accompanies silent movies.
Feb. 20: Univerity of North Carolina Asian studies professor Morgan Pitelka on "Reading Medieval Ruins: A Material History of Urban Life in 16th-Century Japan."
Feb. 27: University of Massachusetts Asian studies professor Terry Kawashima on "Rebirth, Recognition, Destiny, and the Theatrical in Hamamatsu Chūnagon Monogatari." Hamamatsu Chūnagon Monogatari is a mid-11th century piece of prose.
Noon, 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St. Free. 764-6307. [map]
"Work in Progress Screening & Discussion: ?װער װעט בלײַבן (Ver Vet Blaybn?) Who Will Remain?": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.more >
"Work in Progress Screening & Discussion: ?װער װעט בלײַבן (Ver Vet Blaybn?) Who Will Remain?": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.< less
Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Christa Whitney will present a work-in-progress version of Ver Vet Blaybn? Who Will Remain?, an hour-long documentary following Israeli actress Hadas Kalderon as she retraces the extraordinary life journey of her grandfather, the renowned Yiddish writer Avrom Sutzkever. Drawing on archival footage, never-before-seen home videos, and interviews from the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Ver Vet Blaybn? Who Will Remain? is a personal and poetic tribute to one of our greatest and most courageous Yiddish writers.
Thayer Building, Room 2022, 202 S. Thayer St. Free. 7347639047. email@example.com https:
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.
"Grassroots Perspectives on Business & Human Rights: Insights from 'Tethered Fates': U-M Donia Human Rights Center.more >
"Grassroots Perspectives on Business & Human Rights: Insights from 'Tethered Fates': U-M Donia Human Rights Center.< less
University of Connecticut political science professor Shareen Hertel discusses the various levels of impact that global supply chains may have.
110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 615-8482. [map]
"Carbon vs Carbon Dioxide: Using Carbon-Based Organic Electronics for a More Sustainable Planet": U-M Annual Henry Russel Lecture.more >
"Carbon vs Carbon Dioxide: Using Carbon-Based Organic Electronics for a More Sustainable Planet": U-M Annual Henry Russel Lecture.< less
Talk by U-M physics professor Stephen Forrest. The Russel Award is the U-M's highest honor, awarded annually to a faculty member who is especially distinguished in his or her field. Reception follows.
Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 615-0520. [map]
(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.
Learn about the concepts & inspiration behind Color Trends 2020 and Benjamin Moore's Color of The Year. Join Meadowlark and Benjamin Moore as they take a look at color throughout the decades and where we are headed for 2020.
Presented by Beth Maguire, Architectural and DesignRepresentative for Benjamin Moore. Refreshments will be served.
5:30 PM: Check in/Meet and Mingle
7:00: Q & A
Meadowlark B, 3250 W. Liberty Road. Free. 732-332-1500. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Opening reception for this exhibit of multimedia works exploring the significance of the laundry line. Featuring Ann Arbor Women Artists members Susan Lawless, Sophie Grillet, Daniela Gobetti, and Sally Silvennoinen.
Exhibit runs Feb. 27-Apr. 24, Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
5:30-8 p.m., Argus Museum, 525 W. William. Free. 769-0770. [map]
The photography exhibition examines the charm, individuality, abstract forms and eco-futurism of the laundry line with work featuring AAWA artists Susan Lawless, Sophie Grillet, Daniela Gobetti and Sally Silvennoinen. Join us for the opening at the Argus Museum, February 27, 5:30-8:00 pm. The show runs through April 24th M-F 9-5 at the Argus Museum located in the Argus I Building, 525 W William, Ann Arbor 48103 (734) 769 0770.
Argus Museum, Argus I Building, 525 West William Street. Donation. email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
(Daniel Roher, 2020). Documentary about the Robertson's young life and friendship with 4 other men who would become his band mates.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.
Every Thurs. Certified ESL instructor Linda Stegmeyer leads a conversational meetup for speakers of English as a second language.
7-9 p.m., Sweetwaters Plymouth Green, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free. 369-4568. [map]
This Chicago-based mystery writer reads from her new novel, The Lucky One, about a young woman who recognizes the man who kidnapped her as a child and sets off to find him before he hurts someone else.
7-8:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate Shopping Mall. Free. 662-0600.
Michigan poet Zeman reads from Empire, her brand-new collection of poems about European settlement and the ecological devastation of the North American prairie. Illinois-based poet McCarthy reads from his 2019 collection Scared Violent Like Horses, which explores the brutality of the Midwest and the beauty in the vulnerability of its landscape. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
Nov. 1: Saginaw Valley State. 7 p.m. Exhibition game.
Nov. 5: Appalachian State. 7 p.m.
Nov. 12: Creighton. 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 15: Elon. 7 p.m.
Nov. 22: Houston Baptist. 7 p.m.
Dec. 6: Iowa. 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 14: Oregon. Noon.
Dec. 21: Presbyterian College. Noon.
Dec. 29: UMass Lowell. 2 p.m.
Jan. 9: Purdue. 7 p.m.
Jan. 22: Penn State. 7 p.m.
Jan. 25: Illinois. Noon.
Feb. 4: Ohio State. 7 p.m.
Feb. 8: MSU. Noon.
Feb. 16: Indiana. 1 p.m.
Feb. 27: Wisconsin. 7 p.m.
Mar. 5: Nebraska. 6:30 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Crisler Center. Ticket prices $15-$60. 764-0247. [map]
"Lake Sturgeon: Past, Present, and Future of an Ancient Fish": U-M Museum of Natural History William Farrand Memorial Lecture.more >
"Lake Sturgeon: Past, Present, and Future of an Ancient Fish": U-M Museum of Natural History William Farrand Memorial Lecture.< less
Panel discussion with U-M paleontology director Matt Friedman, U-M environment & sustainability professor Karen Alofs, and Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians natural resources department director Doug Craven. Preceded at 6 p.m. by hors d'oeuvres and live music by a U-M music ensemble TBA.
1060 MNH, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0480. [map]
"Slavery Didn't End: Facing the Truth in the Age of Make America Great Again": Ann Arbor District Library.more >
"Slavery Didn't End: Facing the Truth in the Age of Make America Great Again": Ann Arbor District Library.< less
New City of Detroit arts & culture director Rochelle Riley, a former award-winning Detroit Free Press columnist, discusses some themes of her 2018 book, The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]
Feb. 27-29. Known for his worrywart persona and cerebral, self-deprecating observational humor, this NYC-based comic has twice appeared on Conan and opened for Louis C.K. during his 2016 international tour. He has a special on the Netflix series The Standups. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance at etix.com before 6 p.m. the night of the show; $12 (Thurs.) & $16 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
Chris Heidenreich conducts this 80-member ensemble in selections that celebrate the visual arts, including Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and Richard Meyer's Pablo, a tribute to Picasso.
7:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River. Free. WCCband.org. [map]
(Toshiya Fujita, 1973). Classic action film about a woman who sets out to avenge her parents after they are killed by a gang of brutal criminals. Japanese, subtitles. Sponsored by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies.
7:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. 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) in advance at MichTheater.org and at the door. 668-8397. [map]
Feb. 27-29 & Mar. 1. Burns Park elementary students, parents, and friends perform this Disney musical, based on the 1964 film adaptation of P.L. Travers' book about the "practically perfect" magical nanny who transforms the lives of the Banks children in 1910 London. The score includes such favorites as "Chim Chim Cher-ee," and "A Spoonful of Sugar."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $20-$25 (students, $15) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, muto.umich.edu, & at the door. 763-8587. [map]
(Adam Rehmeier, 2020). Drama about two young people with a mutual obsession over a band, who travel together through America's midwest.
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.
Since the 1980s, fiddler Anger, a former member of the David Grisman Quintet, and multi-instrumentalist Marshall have crossed boundaries between bluegrass, jazz, world music, and the avant garde. Their duo shows are explosively experimental. With new acoustic music a commonplace these days thanks to the work of Chris Thile and others, it's easy to forget that this pair did much to create the genre.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun., Feb. 27-Mar. 15. Paige Conway directs local actors in British playwright Duncan Macmillan's smart and funny drama, which follows a modern couple through the surprising lifecycle of their relationship. Stars Claire Joliffe and Nick Yocum.
8-9:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2-3:30 p.m. (Sun.), trustArt Studios, 7885 Jackson Rd. Tickets $15-$30 in advance at a2tix.com & at the door. 203-0556. [map]
Workshop reading of American composers Nkeiru Okoye and Carman Moore's opera Tales from the Briar Patch, a work-in-progress that retells the traditional Bre'r Rabbit stories. Followed by conversation with the composers and audience feedback.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]
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]
Feb. 27-29, Mar. 1, & Mar. 4-7. Tim Henning directs local actors in Tom Stoppard's play-within-a-play farce in which two critics go to see the premiere of an extravagantly stereotypical murder mystery. One of the critics becomes so involved that he ends up in the play he's supposedly watching.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Wed. & Sun.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (students & seniors, $12; Thurs. only, pay what you can) in advance at a2tix.com, by phone, & at the door. 483-7345. [map]
(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:
Every Thurs. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Beginners welcome.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [map]
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]
Stories, crafts, finger plays, a tour of the adoptable cat area, and a dog meet and greet. For kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).
10:30 a.m., Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $5 per child (babies under age 1, free). 662-5585. [map]
Every Thurs., except Apr. 30, May 21, & June 11. CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
Every Mon., & Fri. Seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]
Bring your own craft to work on.
2401 Plymouth. Free. 998-9353. [map]
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]
Every Thurs. All invited to bring broken electronics, furniture, toys, etc. Members and volunteers will perform repairs and offer advice. Repairs not guaranteed.
5-7 p.m., All Hands Active, 225 E. Liberty ste. 225. Free. AllHandsActive.org. [map]
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.
Every Thurs. Dance instructor Cheryl Feit and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dances to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week. Wear soft-soled shoes.
7:30-9:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [map]
Blind Pig: Cam'ron
Renowned veteran hip-hop rapper from Harlem. $25.
Blue LLama: Great Lakes Performing Artists Benefit
2 shows. The early show features boogie-woogie & blues pianist Mark "Mr. B" Braun, the chambergrass quartet Westbound Situation, and the Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet world-music-based jazz ensemble. The late show features classical vocalist Alice McAllister Tillman, the U-M music faculty trio Vox3Machina, and singer-songwriter Abigail Stauffer with Dave the Cellist. $125 includes 3- course tasting menu & 2 house beers or wines. 5 & 8 p.m.
Conor O'Neill's: 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. His recent CD, Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection. Photo: Myra Klarman.
Detroit St. Filling Station: Mr. B.
Traditional boogie-woogie and blues, along with some originals, by this internationally renowned veteran local pianist.
Earle: Jake Reichbart
Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.
Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson
Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio.
Last Word: The Pherotones
A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier.
Mash: Fangs & Twang
Ypsilanti trio from Black Jake & the Carnies that plays twangy, high- energy country rock, with songs about vampires, mummies, and other fantastical creatures.
Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network"
All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m.
Tap Room: Electric Open Mike
Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer- guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Pete Bullard & the Zou Animals
Blues, swing, and rockabilly by an ensemble led by veteran local guitarist Bullard.
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