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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 3, 2020






 
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 9:30 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "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 towards ages 3-6 (siblings welcome).
Every Tues. (9:30 a.m.) & Sat. (10:30 a.m.), Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & ages 23 months & under, free). 995-9439. [map]


 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 & 11 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. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled Baby Playgroups: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (various times): Hour-long program for ages 24 months & under (with caregiver) of 15 minutes of stories, rhymes, and songs followed by open play. No older siblings, please.
AADL Downtown, Mon. 10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, Tues. 10 a.m. & Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Pittsfield, Wed. 11 a.m. Traverwood, Fri. (except Mar. 6) 10:30 a.m. Westgate, Thurs. (except Mar. 26) 2 p.m. 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]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Beans & Babies": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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PARENTS! Take a breath, relax with some coffee, and bond with other parents. Fit4Mom will be hosting a monthly Beans & Babies meet up every first Tuesday of the month at 11am.
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Plymouth Green, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free. 7343694568. hoagie@swplymouthgreen.com https://www.facebook.com/events/2525243854462893/ [map]



 1-3 p.m. 

"Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works, Part 1": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This course is based on The Great Courses series of lectures by Prof. Kevin Ahern of Oregon State University.* Part 1 will cover the first 23 lectures, concerned with biochemistry. We will view and discuss two half-hour lectures each session. The course will cover topics including amino acids, proteins, ATP and energy transformation, carbs and fats, hormones, neurotransmitters, and many others.
This will provide the background for Part 2, planned to be offered in the fall, comprising the final 13 lectures on molecular biology and covering topics such as DNA, RNA and protein building, as well as genetic diseases and cancer. Craig Stephan is a retired industrial physicist who has led many previous OLLI courses including The Science of Climate Change, Cosmology, etc. *See www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/biochemistry-and-molecular-biology-how-life-works.html.
The Study Group is held Tuesdays March 3 through May 26.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium Blvd. $50. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Una Tertulia": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Socialize with other Spanish speakers.
2401 Plymouth. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 3:50 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, 6:50, & 9:20 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.


 4, 7:15, & 9:30 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]


 4:10 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.


 4:15 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]


 4:20 & 9:40 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.


 4:30, 7, & 9:30 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.


 6 p.m. 

"Plan your Pollinator Garden!": Washtenaw County Conservation District.

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Vern Stephens of Designs By Nature LLC and the Washtenaw County Conservation District (WCCD) will be hosting a Pollinator Gardens Workshop. During the workshop, Vern will discuss the benefits of pollinator gardens, site selection, site prep, species selection, installation, management and maintenance.
Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfj7wpyvoeJ8knEM0f7YPsQ3nV_R060vyzcYcSb8Wvr_zXg9A/viewform?usp=sf_link
Saline Liberty School, 7265 N Ann Arbor St, Saline, MI 48176, Saline. $5-$10. (734) 761-6721, ext. 5. kimberly.williams-guillen@macd.org wastenawcd.org [map]



 6-9 p.m. 

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

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap tips.
Call for location. $2 monthly dues. MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch, 945-3035.


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do": Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part 2 has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when teen substane use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part 2 ends with adults and young people together hearing a talk by a young person in recovery from a substance use disorder. The series is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists, and co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the WISD/LESA Health Educators' Learning Network and Saint Joe's Greenbrook Recovery Center. The series is inclusive of parents/guardians, teens, other family members, professionals and students - all are welcome. Free, open to all, registration is not required.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Adulting 101: Banking Responsibilities": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Visit the Library for an informative session on personal banking provided by First National Bank. Learn ways to safeguard your financial spending, and plan for your financial future. Space is limited for this free informative session, please register your spot!
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Death Café": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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All invited to join a frank conversation about death, hosted by Interfaith Center Minister Annie Kopko.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Free. 327-0270. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introductory Woodcarving": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to learn the basics of this art form by carving a small object to take home. Also, on Mar. 12, carve a human face into wood.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:45 & 9:10 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.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. Men invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($214 annual dues). Newcomers should call in advance, 796-7467. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Canceled: Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. Open to all ages 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. 

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]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

Canceled: "Ann Arbor Community Sing": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All invited to join this monthly gathering to sing songs from the various branches of American folk music.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5. 794-6250. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Elana Arnold, Mindy McGinnis, & Evelyn Skye: Ann Arbor District Library/Literati Bookstore.

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All invited to join a casual group discussion with these 3 touring young adult writers. Signing.
AADL Downtown lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Potato Famine and the Coming of the Irish to America": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ohio-based Irish American writer Terence O'Leary, known for his realistic coming-of-age novels set during the Irish potato famine, discusses this history and its impact on family structures.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 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.


 7:30-9 p.m. 

Canceled: The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio.

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Open mic storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Ten storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on an assigned topic-judged by a 3-person team recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Seating limited; arrive early.

2020 topics:

Jan. 7: Beg Borrow Steal.

Jan 21: Beauty.

Feb. 5: Revolution.

Fev. 18: Cold.

Mar. 3: Celebration.

Canceled Mar. 17: Co-Habitation. Canceled

Apr. 13: Idols.

Apr. 21: Illusions.

May. 5: Dedication.

May. 19: Do-Over.

Jun. 9: Deadlines.

Jun. 23: Enthusiasm.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), The Blind Pig, 208 S. First. Tickets $15 general admission in advance only at TheMoth.org beginning a week before each event. 764-5118. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Mar. 3 & 17. Club members show their projected digital images (Mar. 3) and prints (Mar. 17) on various topics, including this month's assigned topic, "Beaches or Shorelines." Also, on Mar. 3 WCC photography professor Jenny Baker on "Cell Phone Photography," and on Mar. 17, U-M engineering visual communications director Marcin Szczepanski discusses documenting climate change in "The Sinking Cities Project."
Forsythe Middle School Media Center, 1655 Newport Rd. Free. 327-4781. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, & Yo-Yo Ma: University Musical Society.

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These 3 world-renowned virtuosos join forces for a program of Beethoven piano trios. NYC-based Polish Canadian pianist Ax is known for his graceful temperament and the elegant subtlety of his interpretations. Greek violinist Kavakos is hailed as "a spectacular artist," by the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Anything he wants to say on the instrument he clearly has the chops to say." Legendary American cellist Yo-Yo Ma has had a 60-year and counting career whose musical explorations have included music from the Kalahari and China. Program: Piano Trio in C minor, E-flat major, & B-flat major.
Hill Auditorium. Tickets $66-$181 (students, $12-$20) in advance at Tickets.UMS.org, the Michigan League, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of La hija de la española, Karina Sainz Borgo's 2019 novel about a young woman coping with loss amid the chaos of contemporary Venezuela.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate. Free. 662-0600.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Art Is as Important as Math in a Waldorf School": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Ann Arbor Rudolf Steiner School art teacher Elena Efimova discusses her students' artwork.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]


 8 p.m. 

JigJam: The Ark.

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This multiple-award-winning Irish quartet plays a high-energy blend of traditional Irish music, bluegrass, and Americana. They "can make lively pub reels and good-ol'-boy twang sound like the most natural of mates," says an Elmore Magazine review
1 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and (if available) at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 8:30-10 p.m.  Free! 

Opera on Tap.

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Local singers perform arias and art songs. Tonight's theme: "Sometimes Even Divas Get Lucky."
8:30-10 p.m. (seating begins at 6:30 p.m.), Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 56 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted (buy your own food). Reservations required, call between 10 a.m. & 8 p.m. 483-5230. [map]


 9:25 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.


 9:40 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:

 

Blue LLama: Alina Morr Trio

Jazz ensemble led by veteran Detroit pianist Morr. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Yellowhammer

Area quartet led by trumpeter Ross Huff that plays jazz standards and funk. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Yellowhammer

Area quartet led by trumpeter Ross Huff that plays jazz standards and funk. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Songwriters Open Mike"

All songwriters invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Devyn Mitchell

Plymouth pop-folk singer-songwriter. 7-9 p.m. [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]

Ziggy's: Book Lovers

Local pop- punk sextet fronted by singer-guitarist Autumn Wetli. Openers: Fat Angry Hens, a self-styled all-female "antifascist barn punk" quartet, and Fascist Daddy, an area experimental rock band. 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Ziggy's: "Don't Trip Thursdays."

With DJ Silas Green. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. [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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