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Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 7, 2020






 
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 10, 11 a.m., & noon 

Canceled: "Journey to the Sugarbush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Tap into a maple tree. $5 (kids, $3). Followed by an all-you-can-eat pancake, sausage, & maple syrup breakfast. $6 (kids, $4).
Park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. Free, preregistration required; $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 8 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Snow or shine.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


 8:30 am 

"Wisdom Begins in Wonder: How Authentic Catholic Educators and Families Can Save the Culture": Father Gabriel Richard High School, Ave Maria Radio, Emmaus Health.

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This half-day conference will feature Keynote Speaker Mary Rice Hasson, a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC and director of Catholic Women's Forum, will present With Grace and Responsibility: Embracing Our Mission in a Challenging Culture. Additional speakers will include Tom Maloney, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Lansing and John M. DeJak, President of Father Gabriel Richard High School. Panel discussions of educators, parents, and clergy will be moderated by Al Kresta. The conference is from 8:30 am - 12:00 noon and will be held at the Michigan League 911 N. University, Ann Arbor. Admission is $15/person and continental breakfast is included.
Michigan League, 911 N. University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. $15. 734-662-0496. communications@fgrhs.org fgrhs.org/resources [map]



 8:30 a.m.-noon 

"Mom 2 Mom Sale": Saline Parks & Recreation.

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Huge sale of used kids clothing, gear, toys, books, and more. Early bird admission available at 8:30 a.m. ($2). Concessions.
8:30 a.m.-noon, Saline Rec Center gym, 1866 Woodland Dr. E. (south of Textile, east of N. Maple), Saline. $1 admission. 429-3502. [map]


 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Canceled: Book Sale: Friends of the Dexter District Library.

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Sale of used books. Prices range from 25 cents to $2.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine St., Dexter. Free admission. 426-4477. [map]


 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. & 1 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Sat. & Sun. The 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.
10 a.m. & 1 p.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 996-9122 (10 a.m.) & 347-1259 (1 p.m.). [map]


 10 & 11 a.m. and noon 

Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Programs presented by Hudson Mills naturalist Kim Sherwin. Oct. 6 (8 a.m.): "Fall Birding." A guided walk to look for migrating birds, which includes an informal game of "Name that Warbler." For beginning and experienced birders.

Oct. 12 (4 p.m.): "Trick or Treat Along the Trail." Families invited to visit with Halloween and nature characters on the trail and then return to the Activity Center for cider, doughnuts, and craft activities. Costumes encouraged.

Oct. 13 (1 p.m.): "Pumpkin Carving Party." All invited to carve a pumpkin. Designs available. Cider & doughnuts. $6.

Oct. 13 (8-10 p.m.): "Full Moon Walk." A brief talk on moon facts & folklore before an evening hike to watch the sunset and the rise of the Hunter's Moon.

Oct. 20 (1-3 p.m.): "Zombie Apocalypse Survival." All invited to learn the basics of survival in nature, including shelter building and fire making.

Dec. 1 (8-10 a.m.): "Winter Birding." Guided walk to find birds. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. $5.

Jan. 4 (10-11 a.m.): "Cardboard Sled Creations." Build and test out your own. Materials provided. Hot chocolate, if you like. $5.

Jan. 11 (9-10 a.m.): "Bird Feeder Fun." Make a simple bird feeder, while learning about which seeds attract birds. $5.

Jan. 25 (10-11 a.m.): "Animal Signs." All ages 3-6 invited to search for homes, tracks, & other signs of animals. $5.

Feb. 1 (10 a.m.-noon): "Neat-ure Crafts 101." All ages 16 & up invited to make a decorative coat hanger made with gathered twigs. Bring other homemade crafts for inspiration. $8.

Feb. 5 (10-11 a.m.): "Snow Day." All ages 3-4 (accompanied by adult) invited to paint the snow, look for animal signs, and have other snowy adventures. $5.

Feb 8: (10 a.m.-noon): "Winter Birding." Guided walk to find some of the hardier winter birds. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. $5.

Feb. 15 (10-11:30 a.m.): "Tracking a Snowman." All ages 6 & up invited on a walk in search of a snowman and signs of other animals. Afterward, build and decorate your own snowman. $5.

Feb. 29 (10-11 a.m.): "Codes of Nature." All ages 3-6 invited to learn how color is used in nature. $5.

Mar. 7 & 8 (10 & 11 a.m., and noon): "Journey to the Sugarbush." All ages invited to tap into a maple tree. Followed by an all-you-can-eat pancake & sausage breakfast ($6; kids, $4). $5 (kids, $3).

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Various times, park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (except as noted). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Remote-Controlled Car Racing: Washtenaw RC Speedway.

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One of the largest regular gatherings of RC racers in the country. Features off-road dirt-track racing for stock and modified model electric trucks and buggies. Spectators welcome. Today is the season closer. Awards.
10 a.m. (registration, 8-9:30 a.m.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free admission. $15 to race (with rental car, $25). (517) 290-7128. [map]


 10-10:45 a.m.  Free! 

"Japanese Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local music teacher Momo Kajiwara tells stories and sings songs in Japanese. For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensory-Friendly Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ages 3-7 invited to a 20-minute program of interactive stories, rhymes, & movement, followed by free play. Designed for young listeners who find regular AADL storytimes overwhelming.
AADL Westgate Branch West Side Room, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Steppe Plants for Rock Gardens": North American Rock Garden Society.

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Talk by Denver Botanical Gardens curator Mike Bone. At 1 p.m., Bone also discusses "Middle Asian Steppe and its Mountainous Regions."
10 a.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Chinese Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 7 & 21. An AADL storyteller tells stories and sings songs in Mandarin. Also, a Chinese-themed craft. For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
AADL Downtown Youth Story Corner (Mar. 7) & Malletts Creek (Mar. 21). Free. 327-4200.


 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]


 10:30 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]


 10:30-11 a.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]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Celebrate "March is Reading Month!" at NTAL! Join the Library for Dr. Seuss's birthday party for a fun-filled afternoon full of colorful face painting, silly games, and awesome prizes. All ages are welcome to attend. Register for this free event today!
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [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 a.m.  Free! 

Ninja Obstacle Course for Kids: Keith Hafner's Karate.

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Ninja Obstacle Course for Kids! Big fun, FREE, open to 3, 4, & 5 yr. olds. Includes age appropriate training in agility and body balance. 'Keith Hafner's Karate,' 214 S. Main, Ann Arbor. Saturday, March 7th, 11:00 - 11:45. Register in advance at https://member-site.net/VIP/default.aspx?FE--iJwhi
Keith Hafner's Karate, 214 S. Main. Free. 734-994-0333. khafner@provide.net www.karateisgoodforyou.com [map]



 11 a.m. 

"Coding to the Moon": Wild Swan Theater.

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This award-winning local children's theater company debuts its original drama about the life and work of Margaret Hamilton, the mathematician and computer scientist who developed NASA's on-board flight software for the Apollo space missions. Geared toward ages 9 & up.

All performances are interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members.
Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.; Fri. 12:30 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (ages 60 & over and 18 & under, $10; ages 2 & under lap pass, $3) in advance at WildSwanTheater.org, by phone, & at the door. 995-0530. [map]


 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Art Studio: Community Creations": UMMA.

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UMMA docent Susan Clinthorne leads a kid-friendly tour of the large collages in the current exhibit Cullen Washington: The Public Square, followed by a craft. For ages 6 & up (with caregiver).
11 a.m. & 2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free, preregistration required at UMMA.umich.edu/events. 764-0395. [map]


 11 a.m. & noon  Free! 

"Peter and the Wolf": Academy of Russian Classical Ballet/Ann Arbor District Library.

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This local ballet company presents a 30-minute adaptation of the classic children's fairy tale. Followed by a meet & greet with dancers.
AADL Downtown lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 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]


 1, 4, & 6:45 p.m. 

"The Traitor": Michigan Theater.

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(Marco Bellocchio, 2020). Biopic about Tommaso Buscetta, the 1st Sicilian Mafia boss. Italian, subtitles.
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]


 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]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

Nadim Azzam: UMMA Pop Up.

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Performance by this local singer-songwriter whose music blends acoustic blues, pop, & hip-hop.
1-2pm, UMMA. Free. 764-0395. [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.


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Professor Ray's Science: Mind over Matter": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Demonstrations and activities that explore the 3 states of matter: liquid, solid, & gas.
1-4 p.m., Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & ages 23 months & under, free). 995-9439. [map]


 1:15, 4:15, 7, & 9:25 p.m. 

"Emma": Michigan Theater.

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(Autumn de Wilde, 2020). Film adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved comedy.
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]


 1:30 p.m. 

"CatVideoFest": Michigan Theater.

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Mar. 2 & 7 Compilation of funny and cute online cat videos. A portion of the sales go to the Humane Society of Huron Valley.
Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 2-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Natural Divergence Art Opening": Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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Artists Marilynn Thomas, Laurie Wechter and Dennis Gordon all work within a 2-D framework, but take one look at the show they've mounted and you will see the kind of potential that a flat surface can offer!
"I have been combining a background painting," says Dennis Gordon, "with a laser-etched woodcut to create a combination of the softness of the painting with the bold and strong lines of an ink rolled woodcut."
"Lately," says Laurie Wechter, "much of what I commit to paint comes from developing penciled doodles and searching them for faces and figures." She adds that her photographs "often act in groups to create a narrative."
Marilynn Thomas, who lived on a sailboat for 12 winters in Florida, says the experience gave her "ample opportunity to further develop my photography skills, which has resulted in much material for my watercolors"
Opening Reception for Natural Divergence, Saturday, March 7, Workantile,118 S. Main St. AA 48104. Open to the public, one day only!
Workantile, 118 S. Main St. Free. 734-665-4404. laurie@groundcovernews.com [map]



On February 24, 2020, Laurie Wechter wrote:
painting overlaid with woodcut print of gondolas. Venice by Dennis Gordon
Climate Change

by Laurie Wechter

Acrylic paint on canvas

This painting references 16-year-old Environmentalist Greta's braid and the changing texture of the planet


 2-3 p.m. 

Canceled: Argentine Tango Practice: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Canceled. Tango dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded at 1 p.m. by a lesson ($10).
2-3 p.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (with lesson, free). SophiaTango.com, 634-9629. [map]


 2 p.m. 

Drop-In Crafting: SCRAP Creative Reuse.

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Get crafty with the SCRAP team from 2pm to 5pm on March 7th! What will you make - A robot, a fairy, a rocketship?!
Drop-in to our Education Studio and create your very own creative reuse projects using SCRAP's vast inventory of materials! Help, cut down on community waste while having fun creating wonderful pieces of art.
SCRAP Creative Reuse, 4567 Washtenaw Ave. $5. 7348004137. helloannarbor@scrapcreativereuse.org SCRAPA2.org [map]



 2 p.m. & 7 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]


 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. Bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book if you have them.
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 994-9307. [map]


 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. 

"Collected Works 2020": Randazzo Dance Company.

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Mar. 7 & 8. This local company performs classical & contemporary ballet. Also, a set of tap, jazz, and modern dance featuring talented local tap dance ensemble Sole Full of Rhythm, with music by pianist Rick Roe.
3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Sat.), Power Center. Tickets $20 in advance at a2tix.com & at the door. 477-9350.
 


 3 & 8 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]


 3-4 & 4-5 p.m. 

"Strum & Drum": Oz's Music Environment.

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Families invited to get on stage to sing and make music on a variety of instruments. Also, at 4 p.m., a free Kids Open Stage.
Oz's, 1920 Packard. $20 per family (free for first timers). 662-8283. [map]


 4, 6:50, & 9:15 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 p.m. 

Canceled: "Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. All invited to play low-key parlor games.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free, beer for sale. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Jay-Z: Made in America": In Good Company African American Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Michael Eric Dyson's 2019 book about the rapper's career.
4 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]


 4:10 & 6:40 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.


 4:20, 7, & 9:35 p.m. 

"Greed": State Theater.

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(Michael Winterbottom, 2020). Comedy about a billionaire, who's career is giving out, trying to save his reputation.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30 & 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.


 4:30 & 9:40 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]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Full Moon Night Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Naturalist Shawn Severance leads a hike to listen for nighttime sounds like owl calls and look at tonight's "super moon," one of the closest & biggest full moons of the year. Followed by hot drinks around a fire.
6-8 p.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Whitmore Lake. Free. 971-6337. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Up Close and Personal with Laith Al-Saadi!": Lone Oak Vineyard.

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In 2016, Laith Al-Saadi won America's hearts and a spot in the finale of NBC's "The Voice." Now he's poised to bring his authentic blend of blues, soul and classic rock to audiences around the nation and the world.
Laith Al-Saadi has always had the perfect combination of Midwestern hustle and incredible musical chops - honed at the University of Michigan school of music in his hometown of Ann Arbor, and on stages across the country working with legends like Taj Mahal, Luther Allison, Buddy Guy, Son Seals, Gregg Allman and B.B. King. Don't miss this opportunity to spend an up close and personal evening with Laith Al-Saadi in this intimate, 42 seat venue. Just you, and Laith, and his guitar...
Menu: tba $90 per person includes dinner and show. Reservations required. Call 517-522-8167 to reserve your seats.
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd., Grass Lake. $90. dlbarber1@aol.com. dlbarber1@aol.com www.loneoakvineyards.com [map]



 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Through the Other End of the Looking Glass": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room.

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Apr. 4 & 18. Local amateur philosopher G. Arthur Weidman discusses metaphysics & emotional intelligence.
Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Cheese & Honey Tasting": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Staffers discuss and offer tastings of honey paired with artisan cheeses.
Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $40, preregistration required. 929-0500. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Tech Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Two hours of open access to the AADL collection of computing hardware (circuitry, motors, LEDs, cameras, & sensors), coding devices (Python, Scratch, Sonic Pi, & Linux commands), and other tech devices. No experience necessary.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


  7 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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Mar. 7 & 21. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
7 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $12 (students, $8) includes lesson; $5 for dance only. Facebook.com/A2DanceRevolution. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"[Something Between]": EMU Theatre Department.

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Mar. 6-8. EMU communications professor Amy Johnson directs EMU students in this collage of scenes, spoken word, monologues, and more, a collaboration between EMU alumni, students, and faculty exploring the theme of "walls." Suggested for mature audiences.
EMU Sponberg Theatre, 124 Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti. Tickets $10 in advance at EMUtix.com & at the door. 487-2282. [map]


 7:10 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.


 7:10 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.


 7:15 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Ride Your Wave": Michigan Theater.

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(Masaaki Yuasa, 2020). Japanese anime. Subtitles.
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]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Jewish Trivia": Jewish Federation & YORK Food + Drink.

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YORK is excited to be hosting the 4th round of this community event. It's your standard issue trivia night, with Jewish culturally themed questions. The questions are written by your friends, the night is hosted by your friends, and it's all blessed by the Jewish Federation. Teams must be a minimum of 2 and maximum of 8, bring your friends or make some new ones! Get your tickets to reserve your spot - space is limited. http://toasttab.com/yorka2
York Food + Drink, 1928 Packard, Ann Arbor 48104. $5 per person. (734) 662-0798. events@yorka2.com www.yorka2.com [map]



 7:30-10:30 p.m. 

1st Saturday Contra: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Megan Wilson calls to music by Susie Lorand, Judi Morningstar, and Bob Hubbach. All dances taught; no partner needed. Bring clean shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a beginner lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Pay what you can ($10 suggested). 769-1052, 274-0773. [map]


 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Nate Craig: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Mar. 5-7. Local debut of this Wisconsin native, a comic known for his social, political, and sports-related commentary, who appeared in the Netflix series Maniac. "I think comedy is primarily a release. Being a human is a wild reality. People try all different things to deal with their reality. But everyone can agree on laughter," says Craig. 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]


 7:30-9 p.m. 

"Drum & Dance Jam": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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All invited to join a group drumming session led by certified drum circle facilitator Don Allen. Also, undirected freeform dancing, if you wish. No experience required.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd, ste. 1. $5 suggested donation. 327-0270. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Family Mew-Vie Night": Tiny Lions.

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Screening of 2011 musical adventure animation film Rio. Also, snuggles with adoptable cats. Popcorn, juice, and water. Kids must be accompanied by an adult (at least 1 for every 3 kids). Bring pillows, sleeping bags, and blankets, if you wish. This event usually sells out.
7:30 p.m., Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center, 5245 Jackson, ste. A1. $10 in advance at TinyLions.org/MewvieNights. 661-3530. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

Canceled: "Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Fri. & Sat., except Mar. 7. Comedic improv by the resident League of Pointless Improvisers & other experienced local performers.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.). (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

Forte Factory: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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This Pointless musical improv team improvises a one-act musical inspired by a conversation with the audience
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.). (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8-11 p.m.  Free! 

Jazz Jam at the Elks.

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Drummer Jim Zamberlan and his trio host a jam session that welcomes professional musicians and serious amateurs.
For bar, cash only.
Elks Pratt Lodge, 220 Sunset Road. Free. (734) 761-7172. [map]


 8 p.m. 

The Tartan Terrors: The Ark.

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Not a band but a kind of Celtic variety show, mixing music with traditional folklore, dance, and humor. Celtic Beat hails the Tartan Terrors as "the heirs apparent to the mayhem."
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 p.m. 

"Jumpin' Jukebox: A Salute to Louis Jordan": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Celebrated Detroit pianist Alvin Waddles performs blues compositions by this WW II-era singer-songwriter & bandleader-saxophonist known as the "Father of Rhythm & Blues."
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com & at the door. 769-2999. [map]
 


 8-9:30 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]


 8 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]


 8 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Escaping Pavement Escaping Pavement

Ferndale acoustic singer-songwriter duo of multi-instrumental string players Emily Burns and Aaron Markovitz who describe their songs as "Americana wildflowers amongst blades of bluegrass." [venue info]

Blind Pig: The Anders Orange / Jake Kershaw

All ages admitted. Double bill. The Anders Orange is the local progressive rock duo of twin brothers Chris and Nick Brandon, and Kershaw is a Marshall (MI) teen blues-rock guitarist. Opener: Brian Fair, a Detroit-area singer-songwriter. $15. 8 p.m.- midnight. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Keyon Harrold

Ensemble led by Harrold, a Ferguson (MO) trumpeter whose adventurous music draws on elements of jazz, classical, rock, blues, and hip-hop. $30-$50. 7 & 9 p.m. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Will Wood's Renewal Axis

Local jazz trio led by saxophonist Wood. With bassist Aiden Cafferty and drummer Jesse Kramer. 11 p.m. [venue info]

Club Above: Drag Show

Hosted by Zoey Gaychanel & Ariana Grindr. [venue info]

Club Above: MEMCO

Techno DJs. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Pajamas

Local pop-rock jam trio. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Eastward Bound

Duo of Luti Erbeznik and John Finan. Erbeznik is a Milford singer- songwriter and guitarist who sings in a voice that's been compared to Nick Drake and whose music blends American folk, rock, and pop forms with the rhythms and colorings of the music of his native Yugoslavia. Finan is a Canton singer-songwriter who writes country- tinged folk-pop. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Flea Circus

Duo of 2 veteran stars of the local music scene, boogie woogie & blues pianist Mark "Mr. B" Braun and drummer Pete Siers. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Elks Lodge: Jazz Jam

All jazz musicians invited. Hosted by an ensemble led by drummer Jim Zamberlan. No cover. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Dan Rafferty Band

Popular 8-piece Detroit pop dance band. [venue info]

Mash: Mia Green

Young Detroit-area pop-folk singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: The Invasion The Invasion

British Invasion cover quartet from Redford led by singer-guitarist David Roof. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: K Michael Joseph

Local singer-songwriter whose music is an acoustic blend of electropop, nu jazz, and electro-acoustic ambient music. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Malty Taskers Jug Band

Old-time music from blues and country to hokum. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Spark Spark

Local quintet fronted by vocalist Robin Grant that plays mostly uptempo, danceable covers. With guitarists John Rasmussen & Joshua Killom, bassist Cy Klone, and drummer Jim Weyman. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Salmagundi Salmagundi

Local horn-powered Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Everyday People 419

Toledo-based R&B/Soul band. [venue info]

 
 


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