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Calendar of Events

Sunday, March 1, 2020






 
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 Noon  Free! 

4th Annual 24-Hour Film Challenge: The Neutral Zone.

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Feb. 29 & Mar. 1. All high schoolers invited to write, shoot, and edit a short film within 24 hours. Local filmmakers offer workshops for guidance. $500 grand prize. T-shirts, food.
10 a.m. Feb. 29-noon Mar. 1, Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington. Free, preregistration required at Neutral-Zone.org. 214-9995. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m. 

"ScienceFest: Coding to the Moon": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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All invited to learn about Margaret Hamilton, a scientist who worked on the Apollo space program. Math & coding activities. With the Wild Swan Theater.
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]


 Time TBA 

U-M Women's Basketball.

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Oct. 30: Northwood. 7 p.m. Exhibition game.

Nov. 8: WMU. 7 p.m.

Nov. 10: Bradley. 2 p.m.

Nov. 23: Notre Dame. Time TBA.

Dec. 1: Morgan State. Time TBA

Dec. 5: Syracuse. 9 p.m.

Dec. 8 Oakland. 2 p.m.

Dec. 14: Appalachian State. Time TBA.

Dec. 31: Penn State. 2 p.m.

Jan. 5: Michigan State. Noon.

Jan. 12: Maryland. Noon.

Jan. 26: Rutgers. 2 p.m.

Feb. 2: Iowa. Noon.

Feb. 6: Purdue. 6 p.m.

Feb. 13: Northwestern. 7 p.m.

Feb. 19: Illinois. 7 p.m.

Mar. 1: Indiana. Time TBA.
Various times (see listing), Crisler Center. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States - Book Discussion": Challenging Racism Group of UUAA.

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An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz fills in the gaps not generally recognized in US History books. Winner of the 2015 American Book Award and the 2019-2020 Selection by the Unitarian Universalist Association for their annual Common Read. We are hoping a diverse group of readers to share their thoughts, responses and emotional reactions, upon reading and reflecting on a very different narrative than was taught during our formative years.

Either of 2 books are suitable for this discussion: An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Beacon Press, 2015) and An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese (Beacon Press, 2019).
Available through the Ann Arbor District Library or by purchase through Beacon Press.

Note: You do not have to have read the books to attend.
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor (UUAA), 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Road Ann Arbor, MI 48103-8739. Free. CRGInfo@uuaa.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=eDHilbmRJVo&feature=emb_logo [map]



 1 p.m., 2 p.m., & 3 p.m. 

"Egg-Pollo Moon Lander": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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"Egg drop challenge"-style workshop. All invited to build a "moon lander" and see if it protects an egg from a long fall.
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]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Mar. 1, 7, & 21. All invited to help maintain natural areas and remove invasive plants in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All participants must obtain a release form in advance; all minors must be with caregiver. Mar. 1: Black Pond Woods. Meet at Tibbits Ct. off Pontiac Tr. Mar. 7: Barton Nature Area. Meet at the parking lot off Huron River Dr. Mar. 21: Hannah Nature Area. Meet at the park entrance at the end of Bath St.
Various locations. Free. 794-6627.


 1 & 3:30 p.m. 

"The Wizard of Oz": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Jr. Theatre.

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Feb. 28 & 29, Mar. 1. Brice O'Neal directs young local actors in an original A2CT musical adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic tale about Dorothy's journey to the Emerald City.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.) and 1 & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Scarlett Middle School, 3300 Lorraine. Tickets $10 (youth, $8) in advance at a2ct.org, by phone, and at the door. 971-2228. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Online 

"Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion": Mindfulness with Paulette.

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Mindfulness and self-compassion may be the most important skills you will ever learn! Discover ways to manage stress and anxiety and work with difficult emotions in daily life, needed now more than ever.
www.mindfulonesswithpaulette.weebly.com to register or for more info.
This one-hour online class meets on Zoom 6 Mondays, Feb 8-Mar 15, 1-2 p.m. EDT.
Free Introductory Session is Feb 1, 1-2 p.m.
Course cost is $150 (Compassionately discounted during COVID-19);
$100 for repeat participants.
Online. Online. $150. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com


 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Adults Skate Too Exhibition": Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club.

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Performances by adult skaters, including skaters preparing for the Midwestern Sectional Championships and the Adult National Championships.
1:15 p.m., Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley. Free. 213-6768. [map]


 1:30 -4 p.m. 

"Arti Gras 2020 Make Your Fortune Auction-Party": Salt Valley Arts.

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CONTACT: Debra Groth
586-945-3643
dgroth3@me.com
PUBLIC INVITED TO BID ON "Make Your Fortune" ART AT MARCH 1 ARTI GRAS 2020
JANUARY ____, 2020 SALINE - Salt Valley Arts (SVA) is inviting art enthusiasts to attend its annual community event and bid on original artwork in a fundraiser for the Center. The Arti Gras 2020 Make Your Fortune party and silent auction will take place. Auction Preview at 1:30
Silent Auction staggered bidding from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 1 at the Center, 400 W. Russell Street in Saline.
Forty-plus artists (both SVA members and non-members) are creating 2-D and 3-D art for the auction, working in many different media, including oils, watercolor, pastels, weaving, jewelry, quilting, collage, needle felting, and more.
To begin, each participating artist was given a fabric "fortune cookie" which contained a written fortune to inspire the artists to create a one of a kind work of Art. Inspiration could come from the literal words, or the int
Salt Valley Arts, 400 W. Russell Street, Saline. Free admission. info@saltvalleyarts.org. info@saltvalleyarts.org http://saltvalleyarts.org [map]


 1:30-6 p.m.  Free! 

Game Playtesting: Michigame Design Lab.

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Mar. 1 & 15. All invited to try out new games from local board and card game designers and provide feedback.
1:30-6 p.m., Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 548-9729. [map]


 1:30 p.m. 

"One Week" & "The Cameraman": Michigan Theater.

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(Buster Keaton, 1920 & Edward Sedgwick, 1928 respectively). Double feature of silent comedy shorts starring Buster Keaton. Live organ accompaniment.
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.


 2 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 p.m. 

"A Woman's Life (and Love)": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Mezzo-soprano Alta Boover performs Robert Schumann's song cycle Frauenliebe und Leben. Also, the similarly titled A Woman's Life (and Love), a new song cycle by CSU-L.A. music professor Sara Carina Graef that incorporates poetry by Morgan Parker, Melissa Stein, and Taije Silverman, as well as famous tweets about current events. Accompanist is pianist Tian Tian.
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]
 


 2-3 p.m. 

"A.R.K. Animal Encounters": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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A.R.K. (SE MI) owner Rebecca Barrett shows and discusses various live animals.
Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5) except as noted; preregistration required (space limited). $11 recreation passport required ($16 if purchased at the gate). 475-3170. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of large-scale abstract works by sculptors Louise Nevelson and Al Loving and painters Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, and Sam Gilliam.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"James & the Giant Peach, Jr.": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Feb. 28-Mar. 8. Matthew Brennan directs a cast of young local actors in a junior version of U-M grads Benj Pasek & Justin Paul's 2010 musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantasy novel. The story follows an orphaned boy rescued from the care of 2 cruel aunts who finds himself drifting across the Atlantic in a giant peach in the company of a variety of engaging anthropomorphized insects.
7 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $24 (ages 17 & under, $19) in advance at theEncoreTheatre.org and at the door. 268-6200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: Time to March with Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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Thirty-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m., Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-3115. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Knitting 101": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local knitting instructor TBA leads a hands-on demonstration that covers how to start & end a project, read patterns, make different types of stitches, & more.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 2-3:30 p.m. 

"Lungs": Kickshaw Theatre.

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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]


 2 p.m. 

"Mary Poppins": Burns Park Players.

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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]


 2 p.m. 

"Newsies": Saline High School Drama Club.

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Feb. 28-Mar. 1. Rebecca Groeb directs Saline High students in Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, and Harvey Fierstein's Broadway show based on the 1992 musical film, which was inspired by the New York City Newsboys Strike of 1899. The Tony-winning score includes "Seize the Day" and "King of New York."
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Saline High School, 1300 Campus Pkwy., Saline. Tickets $10-$15 in advance starting Feb. 1 at https://sites.google.com/a/SalineSchools.org/shs-drama-club and at the door. Pre-show dinner with menu TBA ($25, including show admission; students & seniors, $20) available on Sat. in the Afterglow area outside of the theater. 401-4644. [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. 

"The Real Inspector Hound": PTD Productions.

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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]


 2 p.m. 

"Thoughts and Prayers": Neighborhood Theatre Group.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Feb. 28-Mar. 8. Marisa Dluge directs the premiere of local playwright A.M. Dean's drama about a botched school shooting that inspires the U.S. Department of Education to militarize all teachers. Cast: Mimi Blackford, Eric Hohnke, Mike Sandusky, Debbie Secord, Kate Umstatter, and Craig Van Kempen.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Riverside Arts Center studio 1, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $12 (student, $7) in advance at NTGypsi.org & $15 at the door. [map]


 2:10, 5:30, & 7:45 p.m. 

"Seberg": Michigan Theater.

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(Benedict Andrews, 2019). Thriller based on events in the life of French New Wave darling Jean Seberg.
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]


 3, 5:50, & 8:20 p.m. 

"Portrait of a Lady on Fire": State Theater.

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(Céline Sciamma, 2020). Romantic drama about a French painter commissioned to do a wedding portrait of young woman without her knowing. French, subtitles.
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 p.m.  Free! 

Diane Penning and Paul Langford: Chelsea First United Methodist Church Community Concert Series.

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Penning, a Grand Haven-based coloratura soprano with a resonant voice that has been described as "clear and free flying with gorgeous top notes," is accompanied by pianist & vocalist Langford in a program of pop favorites.
3 p.m., Chelsea First United Methodist Church, 128 Park St., Chelsea. Free. 475-8119. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Die-Cutter & Embosser Open Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to use the AADL die-cutters, embossers, or other machines used to imprint designs onto low-strength materials such as paper, rubber, and plastics. Bring your own project to work on or use the provided materials to start one.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3:10 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.


 3:20 & 8:40 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.


 3:30, 6, & 8:30 p.m. 

"Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band": State Theater.

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(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.


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"EMU Choir Home Tour Concert": EMU Music Department.

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Brandon Johnson directs student choirs in a program of music by Mendelssohn, Eric Whitacre, contemporary Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds, Detroit-based composer Stacey Gibbs, and others.
EMU Pease Auditorium, 494 College Pl., Ypsilanti. Free. 487-0280.


 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Fiddling": Dexter Community Orchestra.

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Livingston Symphony Orchestra director David Schultz conducts this volunteer ensemble in Leroy Anderson's popular light-classical staple Fiddle Faddle, "The Far West" from William Grant Still's The American Scene, and Aaron Copland's Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo. They are joined by the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic for Hardiman's Lord of the Dance, Jay Ungar's plaintive "Ashokan Farewell," the Charlie Daniels Band's "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," and Ervin Rouse's iconic fiddling showcase "Orange Blossom Special."
4 p.m., Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker, Dexter. Free. 355-0725. [map]


 4:45 p.m. 

"Varda by Agnès": Michigan Theater.

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


 5-8 p.m. 

Sunday Evening Rhythm Club: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings (P.O.R.K.).

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During the 1920s and early 1930s, Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington both used this band's 10-piece instrumentation, mixing the free-wheeling rhythm of New Orleans jazz with smooth, pre-Swing big-band arranging. Since the passing of Jim Dapogny, tubaist/trombonist Chris Smith continues to lead PORK on 1st & 3rd Sundays. Working from Jim's extensive library, PORK plays early big-band music, pop standards (including Irving Berlin and George Gershwin) and hot jazz for listening or dancing. 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Concordia Vespers": Concordia University.

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The Concordia student choir Arborsong is joined by the Boychoir of Ann Arbor in the Michigan debut of contemporary Norwegian composer Kim André Arnesen's 2017 The Holy Spirit Mass. The program also includes hymns and other choral works and sacred readings. With live instrumental accompaniment.
5 p.m., Concordia University Chapel of the Holy Trinity, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7482. [map]


 5:45 & 8:10 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. 

"One Day More Play Reading Festival": Penny Seats Theatre Company.

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Feb. 29 & Mar. 1 (different programs). Two days of informally staged readings featuring the work of 3 local playwrights. Sat.: Jigsaw Bridge, Joseph Zettelmaier's gothic drama about the peculiar discovery of a medieval woman frozen in time, and The Mummy Queen, Michael Alan Herman's mystery about an ostentatious Victorian homeowner who's discovered in a prolonged trance. Sun.: Spaceling, Michael Alan Herman & Josie Lapczynski's farce about a struggling Midwestern painter hoarding a valuable alien life form, and The Known Limits, Zettelmaier's drama about an astronomer & lab technician stumped by an unexplainable discovery.
Stone Chalet Bed & Breakfast Inn event center, 1917 Washtenaw Ave. Pay what you can. 276-2732. [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Music for Meditation": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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Ann Arbor, Lansing, & Midland Symphony Orchestra violinist Nathaniel Cornell performs works by Bach, Mozart, and Handel.
St. Andrew's, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Sold out: Family Strings feat. Billy Strings & Terry Barber: The Ark.

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Sold out.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Sold out. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Mar. 1 & 15. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. (989) 455-4484. [map]



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 10 a.m., noon, and 2 & 4 p.m  Free! 

Canceled: 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]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Drop-in Luminary Workshops: WonderFool Productions.

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Every Sun. Local artists show how to make a lantern to carry in the FoolMoon processionals on Apr. 3. Materials provided. Refreshments.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Workantile, 118 S. Main. Free, donations accepted. WonderFoolProductions@gmail.com, 707-1099. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

Canceled: U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., Sun., & Mar. 30 & 31 Three all-ages audiovisual planetarium shows.

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The Sky Tonight (every hour on the half-hour: Sat. & Sun. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Thurs. 5:30 & 6:30 p.m.; Mar. 30 & 31, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.). An exploration of the current night sky.

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"Cosmic Colors" (Sat. & Sun. 10:30 a.m.). An examination of the spectrum of energy we call light. Preceded by a brief star talk.

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

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Various times, MNH, 1105 North University. Tickets $8. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: 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]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. HAC-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com, 846-9418.


 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: 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]


 Noon 

Canceled: "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]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center instructors lead a different directed drawing activity each week for grades 1-5. Mar 1: "Greek Mythical Monsters." Mar. 15: "Celtic Illuminated Letters."
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. (Mar. 1) & 4th fl. meeting rm. (Mar. 15).


 1-5 p.m. 

Canceled: "Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off a kangaroo (2 & 4 p.m.) and other Australian animals. Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a sloth, a cougar, a bald eagle, an Arctic fox, & more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 4-7 p.m. 

Canceled: Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or you can bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 5 & 7:30 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]


 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: 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., 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 6:10 p.m. 

Canceled: "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.


 7 p.m. 

Canceled: 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]


 8 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [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: Timothy Monger

Engaging veteran local pop-rock singer-songwriter-guitarist from the Great Lakes Myth Society whose pop-rock Americana fuses high lonesome tunes with evocative tales drawn from ordinary life. Monger has a CD, Summer Cherry Ghosts that Allmusic.com calls "a sweetly nostalgic song cycle, filled with sketches of places and people he's loved, memories he treasures--in short, the ghosts of summers past." [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 Heather Black. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: The Parsnips

Ypsilanti pop-rock quartet. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night"

Swing dancing with Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings, a local 10- piece big band led by tubaist Chris Smith specializing in the old-time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver, [venue info]

 
 


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