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Calendar of Events

Sunday, March 8, 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.-6 p.m. 

U-M Dance Team Competition.

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High school and college dance teams from across the state compete in jazz, ballet, hip-hop, pom, dance team, & large production dance categories.
8 a.m.-6 p.m., Crisler Center. $10 admission. 424-2626. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Birding Walks: Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Mar. 8 & 27. All invited to join WAS members on leisurely winter walks in search of birds, with a focus on Mar. 27 on the American woodcock, a bird known for its unusual flying patterns during courtship. Also, at 9 a.m. on Mar. 22, an Ypsilanti birding walk at Ford Lake, beginning in the parking lot off of S. Grove St.
9 a.m. (Mar. 8) & 7:30 a.m. (Mar. 27), Barton Pond, meet in the parking lot off Huron River Dr. Free. WashtenawAudubon.org.


 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 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 & 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]


 10:30 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]


 10:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

"Awakening Through Relationship": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Jenny Donner will speak at the Sunday Celebration Service at 10:45am followed by lunch (donation appreciated) followed by a workshop from 1:30pm- 3:30pm.
Jenny Donner, a spiritual teacher, intuitive healer and guide brings her profound experience form her own journey to share and teach others how to be free of the blocks to the awareness of Love's presence. She has immersed herself in the practice of the teachings of A Course in Miracles. (for more information see jennydonner.net)
$30 suggested love offering, but no one turned away for inability to pay.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd, Ste 1, 48108. Donation. 734-327-0270. [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.-12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"What Should a Just Society Provide for Its Citizens?": First United Methodist Church Conversations About Science and Religion.

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All invited to join a discussion led by U-M Medical School obstetrics & gynecology professor Edward B. Goldman, who is also a reproductive justice lecturer at the Law School.
FUMC Calkins Hall, 120 S. State. Free. 662-4536. [map]


 11:10 a.m.  Free! 

"Museums and Forgiveness": First Congregational Church Contemporary Issues Committee.

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Talk by U-M Museum Studies associate director Bradley Taylor.
11:10 a.m., FCC Mayflower rm., 608 E. William. Free. 662-1679. [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]


 Noon & 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Salamander Survey Kickoff/Frog and Toad Survey Kickoff: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation.

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All invited to learn how to help with the city's upcoming annual survey of salamander (noon) and frog & toad (2:30 p.m.) populations in town.
Various times, Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free, preregistration required by Mar. 5. nap@a2gov.org, 794-6627. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Russian Posters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by an AADL staffer, followed by an opportunity to make a poster in the Russian style.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ages 5 & under (with caregiver) invited to a 45-minute program of music and movement led by First Steps Washtenaw instructor Monica Higman (Mar. 8) and RobinSongs instructor Robin Robinson (Mar. 22).
AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-4200.


 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]


 1-4 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]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Sunday Drop-in Tours": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Docent-led themed tours of the museum. Today's themes are "Women in the Ancient World" (1-2 p.m.) & "Around the Table" (2-3 p.m.), a look at dining habits in the ancient world.
1-3 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.


 2 p.m. 

"Cocktail Class: Drink Me, I'm Irish!": Tammy's Tastings.

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In honor of St Patrick's Day we'll be exploring cocktails with ingredients from Ireland (and I don't mean green beer). You'll sample Irish Whiskey and understand what makes it different from bourbon or Scotch, and use it in cocktails along with other Irish ingredients, including Bailey's Irish Cream and Guinness Stout. Classes are hands-on, with lots of tasting opportunities.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $45. 734-276-3215. tammylc@tammystastings.com https://www.tammystastings.com/events/cocktail-class-drink-me-im-irish-3/ [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"We Cried Power": Washtenaw Poor People's Campaign.

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"We Cried Power" tells the story of the Poor People's Campaign genesis and progression; how this bold new social movement to end poverty in the United States, inspired by Martin Luther King, unites poor and working people across race to demand an end to poverty, racism, and war. Today's Poor People's Campaign, led by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, carries forward this work, modernizing it by adding environmental devastation and a distorted moral narrative to the original evils of poverty, systemic racism and the war economy.
The 50 minute film will be followed by a group discussion led by a local Poor People's Campaign organizer. People will also be invited to participate in the Campaign's national tour stop in Flint on the weekend of April 5 and in the Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington, D.C. on June 20, 2020.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. Donation. olsztag@gmail.com https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/ [map]



 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess Learn & Play: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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All invited to play chess, with instructions for beginners. Boards provided, or bring your own.
2-4 p.m., 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free. 369-4568. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

History Talks: Saline Area Historical Society.

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Nov. 10: "A Tribute to the Eighth Air Force Bomber Boys of WWII." Talk by local historian Laura Edge.

Feb. 9: "Trabajo Rustico: Creating Art with Cement." Saline historian Gladys Saborio discusses this 20th-century Mexican art style that uses cement, often to create a faux wood look.

Mar. 8: "Soldier's Clothing and Personal Equipment." Typical Yankee infantryman re-enactment by local historian Robert Stone.

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2 p.m., Saline District Library Brecon rm., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-0442. [map]


 2 & 8 p.m. 

The Oblivion Project: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This innovative Cleveland-based chamber orchestra teams up with NYC-based mezzo-soprano Carla Canales in some of Astor Piazzolla's sultry and dark "nuevo tango" works, plus works by other South American composers TBA.
2 & 8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com & at the door. 769-2999. [map]
 


 2 p.m. 

Video Game Music Party: King's Keyboard House.

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All invited to play their favorite video game music on piano, or just listen. Bring your own sheet music, if you like.
2 p.m., King's Keyboard, 2363 E. Stadium. $10 suggested donation; proceeds go to homeless outreach programs TBA. 663-3381. [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]


 2-3:30 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. 

"Pure-ly Michigan": Ann Arbor Concert Band.

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Robert Ash directs this local volunteer ensemble in works by Michigan composers. Program: Jerry Bilik's "Block M March," David Gillingham's Assurance, Andrew David Perkins' Asylum, Frank Ticheli's Wild Nights, David Biedenbender's Unquiet Hours, H. Owen Reed's La Fiesta Mexicana, David Maslanka's Give Us This Day, and H. Robert Reynolds' arrangement of Shostakovich's Prelude no. 14.
2 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (seniors/students, $5; ages 11 & under, free) in advance at mkt.com/aacb, & at the door. 478-7515. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Reflections: An Ordinary Day": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of Inuit art, which includes mid-century to contemporary prints, drawings, and sculptures that portray daily life in the Arctic.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [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]


 2-3 p.m. 

"Spiders and Their Kin": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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EMU biology professor Cara Shillington shows and discusses live invertebrates, featuring spiders, tarantulas, and scorpions.
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. 

"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 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]


 2:15, 4:45, & 7:45 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]


 3, 5:50, & 8:15 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.


 3-5 p.m. 

Contact Improv.

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All invited to try this interactive, free-form dance style that involves a rolling point of contact between two or more people through which dancers give and share weight. It is somewhere between tango, modern dance, aikido, wrestling, gymnastics, and none of the above, and usually takes place without music. People do contact improv in any combination of genders, and there are no steps. No partner required; beginners welcome. Followed by discussion and socializing.
124 W. Summit, ste. F. $5-$10, or pay what you can. (248) 505-4674, (313) 585-2598. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Caribbean Cruising": Dexter Community Band.

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Bill Gourley directs this 85-member volunteer ensemble in a Caribbean musical tour, featuring Aaron Copland's "Cuban Overture," James Barnes' "Caribbean Hideaway," Akihiko Hoshidi's "Mojito," and Shin Kazuhara's "Samba De Loves You." Wear clothing fit for the tropics, if you like.
3 p.m., Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker, Dexter. Free. 426-2734. [map]


 3 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.
 


 3:20, 6, & 8:35 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.


 3:30 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 p.m. 

"Happy Hour with JRD": Jodie Randolph Dance.

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We always say we need to get out of the house more, right? Well here's your chance! Come on out to Jodie Randolph Dance's happy hour at Pileated Brewing Company. Tickets get you TWO drinks and we'll have appetizers to share. Come meet new people and mingle with the artists of JRD at happy hour.
Tickets are $35 online, or $45 at the door.
Proceeds benefit Jodie Randolph Dance, a 501c3 organization
Pileated Brewing Co., 2290 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $35-$45. info@jodierandolphdance.org https://www.jodierandolphdance.org/ [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]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Purim Carnival: Temple Beth Emeth.

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Carnival celebration, plus a silent auction and an opportunity to bake hamantaschen to take home. Costumes encouraged. TBE also hosts a reading of the Megillah (Purim story) at 3:30.
4 p.m., TBE, 2309 Packard. Free admission. 665-4744. [map]


 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]


 4:30, 7 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Wendy": State Theater.

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(Benh Zeitlin, 2020). Drama loosely based off of Peter Pan.
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 p.m.  Free! 

"Dark Sacred Night": Booked for Murder Mystery Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Michael Connelly's 2018 detective novel.
4:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate. Free. 769-2149.


 5 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]


 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]


 5:40 & 8:25 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.


 6:10 & 8:45 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.


 6:10 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.


 7-9 p.m. 

Canceled: "Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Mar. 8 & 22 Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. All acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The 2nd Sunday of each month features a focus song, followed by jamming. The 4th Sunday features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming. Also, a session for songwriters (Mar. 15, Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr.) to try out new work and get feedback.
7-9 p.m., U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free; preregistration required at Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 973-7791. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to get basic sewing help with their unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines. Bring your own sewing machine, if you wish. No experience necessary. Also, local crafter Amber Adams-Fall shows pinning techniques (Mar. 9) and Made by Rae owner Rae Hoekstra shows how to knit neck bands (Mar. 23).
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [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 p.m. 

"Coriolanus": University Musical Society.

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Rebroadcast of a Stratford Festival (Ontario) production, with a contemporary setting, of Shakespeare's tragedy about political manipulation and revenge. A Roman general who returns a war hero must flee into exile after his enemies turn popular opinion against him.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $22 (students, $12-$20), in advance at Tickets.UMS.org, the Michigan League, by phone, and (if available) at the door. [map]


 7:15-8:45 p.m. 

Funky Frosty Friday: Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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All invited to skate to recorded music. Prizes for best costume.
Buhr Park ice rink, 2751 Packard. $5 (youth ages 17 & under and seniors age 60 & over, $4; skate rentals, $3). 794-6234. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Sold out: Cowboy Junkies: The Ark.

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


 7:30 p.m. 

Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet: Rancho Tranquilico.

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House concert by this local world-music-based jazz ensemble led by bassist Sharp. BYOB and a small folding chair. Water & cookies available.
11300 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. $20 in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com & (if available) at the door. blonik13@aol.com, 223-2321. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"8 Pointless Minutes: A Long Form Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to form groups to perform an 8-minute improv sketch. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 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]


 8-10 p.m. 

Canceled: Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [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: Dave Boutette Dave Boutette & Kristi Davis

Veteran local folk-rock singer-guitarist whose genial songs about the small ups and downs of ordinary life draw on a range of influences from Chuck Berry to Paul Westerberg. He performs with his wife, singer Kristi Davis, a former Radio City Rockette. [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: saxophonist Tim Haldeman. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam."

Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night"

Swing dancing with the Royal Garden Trio , a trio led by guitarist Brian Delaney that plays early jazz standards and Hot Club- style gypsy jazz. [venue info]

 
 


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