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Calendar of Events

Friday, March 13, 2020






 
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 9-10 a.m. (canceled) 

Canceled "Matwork Pilates": Saline Area Senior Center.

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Matwork Pilates uses techniques of Pilates and yoga for a well rounded workout. This class is low-impact and will challenge you from the ground up. Posture and stabilization are tested with stretching, low-impact movements and by focusing on your breathing for a more efficient you! Walk away feeling more toned, lengthened, and strong. Class is performed barefoot, standing, sitting and laying on a mat. Please bring your own yoga mat to class. Nonmembers are welcome for $5 extra. Open to anyone 45+.
Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple Rd, Saline. $42. 7344299274. kenyonm@salineschools.org salineseniors.org [map]



 10 a.m. (canceled)  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.-noon (canceled) 

Canceled "Wisdom Circle": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This is a study of the common spirituality and inter-connectivity of the world's great religious and spiritual traditions, otherwise known as the perennial wisdom. Religion has often been part of the problem; can spirituality be part of the solution?
An examination of the new romance between Science and Spirituality. Guest speakers, discussion, and brief lectures. The Study Group led by James Ramelis is held Fridays March 13 through May 1.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 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]


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Bookworm Club: Saline Area Senior Center.

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First read the book below and then discuss with this insightful and welcoming group. The discussion is held in the SASC library, which will be closed to other activities during the club meetings.
March- Lilian Boxfish Takes a Walk, Kathleen Rooney
April- In the Midst of Winter, Isabel Allende
Free to members, 45+.
Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple Rd, Saline. Free. 7344299274. kenyonm@salineschools.org salineseniors.org [map]


 10:30 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.


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Family Story Time": Saline District Library.

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Drop-in family story time. For age 2 & up with a caregiver.
Tues. 6:30 p.m. & Wed.-Fri. 10:30 a.m., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Science & Nature Storytime": Serendipity Books.

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Storytelling and activities led by local writer and naturalist Meg Gower.
10:30 a.m., Serendipity Books, 113 W. Middle, Chelsea. Free. 475-7148. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Science & Nature Storytime": Serendipity Books.

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Storytelling and activities led by local writer and naturalist Meg Gower.
10:30 a.m., Serendipity Books, 113 W. Middle, Chelsea. Free. 475-7148. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"TinkerLab: Owl Stories": Ypsilanti District Library.

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Meet some feathered friends from the Leslie Science and Nature Center and hear owl stories at this special session of TinkerLab.
YDL-Whittaker, 5577 Whittaker Road. Free. 734 482-4110 x1340. https://www.ypsilibrary.org/event/tinkerlab-owl-stories/ [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

U-M Clements Library Tour.

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Mar. 13 & 20. Docents give a behind-the-scenes look at the historic Clements building and its collections of primary sources from early American history.
11 a.m., Clements, 909 South University. Free, preregistration requested at myumi.ch/650X8. 764-2347. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Canceled: "Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Fri. TBE rabbi Josh Whinston leads informal discussions on religion. Bring a bag lunch, if you wish.
Noon, TBE Adult Lounge, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]


 Noon-12:30 p.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]


 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Regime Change and Continuity in Malaysia": U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

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Talk by Lily Rahim, Malaysia Chair of Islam in Southeast Asia at the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University.
Noon-1:30 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St. Free. 764-0352. [map]


 Noon-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Utopian Imaginaries: Engaging with the Fernando Coronil Reader": U-M Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

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Panel discussion. Panelists are City University of New York anthropology professor Julie Skurski, Michigan State University history professor Edward Murphy, U-M Spanish professors Javier Sanjinés and Gavin Arnall, U-M history professor Geoff Eley, and U-M history professor emeritus Peggy Somers.
Noon-2 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St. Free. 763-0553. [map]


 12:15 p.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Lenten Organ Recital Series": American Guild of Organists.

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Every Fri. Concerts by AGO members and others on what local organist Timothy Huth calls "one of the finest organs in Ann Arbor."

Mar. 6: Naki Sung-Kripfgans, organist at First United Methodist Church in Ann Arbor

Friday, Mar. 13: Shin-Ae Chun, organist at First Baptist Church in Ann Arbor

Friday, Mar. 20: Timothy Huth, organist at First Congregational Church in Ann Arbor

Friday, Mar. 27: U-M Organ Department students
12:15 p.m.-1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 608 E. William. Free. 604-3205. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., & Fri. Seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 12:30-1 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Walking Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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All seniors invited to join a group walk. Canceled for inclement weather.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Closed Dec. 24-31. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Witness Lab": UMMA.

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Interactive courtroom installation hosting performances and talks. Mar. 11 & 18: U-M law professor Leonard Niehoff on "Salem Witch Trials." Mar. 13: Greenhills Middle School drama students put Shakespeare characters on trial in the mock trial "Romeo vs. The City of Verona." Mar. 24: Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack on "Supreme Court 101." Mar. 25: U-M law professors Margaret Connors and Timothy Connors, a Washtenaw County judge, on "Performance in Trial Advocacy."
5 p.m. (except Mar. 13, 1:30 p.m.), UMMA. Free, preregistration required for Mar. 24 talk only at UMMA.umich.edu. 764-0395.


 3-5 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

"This Could Be Our Future: Building the Post-Capitalist World": U-M Ferrando Family Visiting Lecture in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

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Canceled. Talk by Yancey Strickler, cofounder and former CEO of crowdfunding site Kickstarter, about the need to define value and self-interest outside of the system of capitalism. Strickler will build on research and ideas shared in his 2019 book This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World.
3-5 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater, 915 E. Washington. Free. 764-6285. [map]


 3:35 & 6:15 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]


 4 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, 7, & 9:15 p.m. 

"The Times of Bill Cunningham": Michigan Theater.

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(Mark Bozek, 2018). Documentary featuring segments of a 6-hour 1994 interview with the iconic street photographer and fashion historian Cunningham.
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]


 4-7 p.m. 

Canceled: Fish Fry: Saline Knights of Columbus.

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Baked tilapia, beer-battered fried cod, salad, fries, cheesy potatoes, broccoli salad, mac & cheese, desserts, and beverages
4-7 p.m., St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 910 Austin, Saline. $10. 355-8277. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 p.m. 

Canceled: U-M Baseball.

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Mar. 13-15: Home-opening 4-game series for a U-M team that was runner-up in the 2019 College World Series. This month's schedule also includes a Big 10-opening 3-game series vs. Purdue (Mar. 20, 4 p.m.; Mar. 21, 2 p.m.; Mar. 22, 1 p.m.), a single game vs. WMU (Mar. 25, 4 p.m.), and a 3-game series vs. Nevada (Mar. 27, 4 p.m.; Mar. 28, 2 p.m.; Mar. 29, 1 p.m.).
4 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. (Sat.), and 1 p.m. (Sun.), Ray Fisher Stadium, 1114 S. State. Tickets TBA at mGOblue.com/tickets & at the gate. 764-0247. [map]


 4:15, 6:45, & 9 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]


 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. 

Canceled: "Fish Fries": St. Mary Catholic Church, Manchesster.

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St. Mary Catholic Church served over 4500 dinners at its famous Lenten fish fries last year. Come and enjoy a delicious fish dinner each Friday in Lent (with the exception of Good Friday) from February 28 through April 3 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary Parish Center, 108 Madison Street (behind the Marathon gas station on Main Street in the Village of Manchester). The menu includes fried and baked Pacific cod, French fries, baked potatoes, spicy little potatoes, homemade macaroni and cheese, a huge salad bar, and delicious desserts. The popular drive-thru take-out is FAST. Just follow the signs to the back of St. Mary Parish Center. Prices range from $12 for adults for a dine-in, all-you-can-eat dinner, $11 for seniors, $10 for take-outs, and $6 for children ages 6 to 10. There is no charge for children five and under.
St. Mary Parish Center, 108 Madison Street, Manchester. $12. 734-428-8811. stmarymanchester3@gmail.com stmarymanchester.org [map]




On March 15, 2020, Betty Cummings wrote:
March 20 and 27 fish fries canceled.


 4:30-7 p.m. (canceled) 

Canceled: 42nd Annual Lenten Fish Fry: Old St. Patrick's Church.

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Every Fri., Feb. 28-Apr. 3. Fried Alaskan pollack, choice of potato or macaroni & cheese, salad bar, and beverage. Desserts available for a nominal additional charge. Be prepared to stand in line, but the food is worth the wait.
4:30-7 p.m., Old St. Pat's parish hall, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. at Northfield Church. $9.50 (seniors, $8; ages 6-11, $6; ages 5 & under, free). 662-8141. [map]


 4:30-7 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Lenten Fish Fry: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

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Every Fri., Feb. 28-Apr. 3. Hand-battered fried cod, baked tilapia, mac and cheese, & a variety of side dishes. Fish sticks and grilled cheese for kids. Soda, desserts, & soup available.
4:30-7 p.m., St. Francis Parish Activities Center, 2250 E. Stadium. $10 (ages 62 & over, $9; kids, $6). 769-2550, ext. 0. [map]


 4:30-7:30 p.m. 

Canceled: Fish Fry: Dexter Knights of Columbus.

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Baked tilapia, breaded cod, fried clam strips, green beans, grilled cheese sandwiches, French fries, baked potatoes, pasta with marinara, salad bar, homemade desserts. Salmon available Mar. 27 & Apr. 3.
4:30-7:30 p.m., Columbus Hall & Banquet Center, 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. $12 (kids under 6, $8). Carry out ($11) available. 426-5558. [map]


 4:30 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.


 5 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "'We Insist [That Black Lives Matter]': An Examination of the Jazz Album that Confronted Global White Supremacy": U-M School of Music.

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University of Massachusetts Afro-American studies professor Stephanie Shonekan discusses drummer Max Roach & vocalist Abby Lincoln's 1960 album.
5 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Watkins Lecture Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

Canceled: Lenten Fish Fry: St. Mary Chelsea Knights of Columbus.

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Every Fri., Feb. 28-Apr. 3. Baked or fried Atlantic cod, baked potato, French fries or curly fries, salad bar, mac & cheese, grilled cheese sandwich, vegetarian soup, salad bar, beverage, & dessert. Raffle.
5-8 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 14200 E. Old US-12, Chelsea. $11 (seniors 62 & older, $10; kids 6-11, $6; 5 & under, free). Carry out available. 475-7561. [map]


 5-9 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Pets & Pajamas Movie Night": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch the 2009 Japanese fantasy animation Ponyo (Mar. 13) and/or the 1993 drama movie Free Willy (Mar. 27), which tells the story of a boy who rescues a whale. Also, crafts and a chance to interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
5-9 p.m., Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $35 ($15 for each additional sibling). Preregistration required at hshv.org. 661-3575. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Chamber Music: Serendipity Books.

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Select students of the Cumming String Studio perform works TBA.
5:30 p.m., Serendipity Books, 113 W. Middle, Chelsea. Free. 475-7148. [map]


 6-8 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled "Making Comics!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Hands-on demo by local cartoonist Carta Monir, operator of the Diskette Press micro-press.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled "Sprang 101": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Beth Battey demonstrates how to use this ancient method of constructing fabric that has a natural elasticity.
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Cheese Tasting: Fondue & Raclette": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer taste samples of these Swiss melted cheese dishes.
Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45-$50, preregistration required. 929-0500. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Friday Night Movie for Adults": Dexter District Library.

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All adults invited. Mar. 13: Yesterday, the 2019 romantic comedy about an aspiring singer-songwriter who discovers that he is the only person in the world who remembers The Beatles. Apr. 10: Parasite, a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller about a poor family scheming to become employed by a wealthy family. May 8: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, the 2019 biographical drama about Mr. Rogers starring Tom Hanks. June 12: The Good Liar, a 2019 crime thriller about a con artist trying to steal the fortune of a wealthy widow.
6:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

U-M Women's Gymnastics.

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Last regular season home match.
Tickets $8 reserved seating & $6 general admission in advance at mGOblue.com/tickets & at the door. 764-0247.


 6:30 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! 

"Women Investing in Women": iZosh.

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Talk by speaker TBA. Followed by a chance to give microloans to women in extreme poverty around the world. All women invited.
7 p.m., Huron Hills Church, 3150 Glazier Way. Free. contact.AnnArbor@iZosh.org. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled "A Citizen's Guide to Beating Donald Trump": Ann Arbor District Library.

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San Francisco-based political strategist David Plouffe discusses his new book. Signing.
AADL Downtown lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled "Conversational AI: Technologies That Power Today's Chatbots": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Panel discussion with U-M information professor David Jurgens, U-M computer science & engineering professor Nikola Banovic, and U-M data grad student Chung Hoon Hong. Q&A.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Canceled: "Into the Ruins of Modernity": Apollo's Troupe.

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Mar. 13, 20, & 28. This local theater company performs a stage adaptation of veteran poet Frederick Glaysher's 1999 collection about the terrors of the 20th century, the pain that people inflict on each other, and, ultimately, our deeper capacities for cooperation and peace.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $10) in advance at a2tix.com and at the door. 660-4037. [map]
 


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Mark Webster Reading Series: U-M English Department.

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Mar. 13 & 20. Readings by U-M creative writing grad students. Mar. 13: Fiction by Zahir Janmohamed and poetry by Joumana Altallal. Mar. 20: Fiction by Sarah Duffett and poetry by Michael M. Weinstein.
7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-6330. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"10th Annual That Brown Show": Michigan Sahana.

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Indian classical music and dance performances by U-M student & other Hindustani and Carnatic ensembles, including Michigan Bhangra Team, Taal, Izzat, Maize Mirchi, Michigan Manzil, and Michigan Sahana & Dance.
Power Center. Tickets $15 (students, $10-$13) in advance at MichiganSahana.com; $15 at the door. (248) 513-2823.


 7 p.m. & 11 p.m.  Free! 

"5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche": U-M Basement Arts.

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Mar. 13 & 14. U-M students perform Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood's campy 2014 comedy about the five women of the "Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein," who discover that they are the last people on earth following an atomic explosion.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 11 p.m. (Fri.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Studio 1, 1226 Murfin. Free. Facebook.com/BasementArts. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"A Good Girl's Guide to Murder": Barnes & Noble YA Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Holly Jackson's young adult novel about a high school student who sets out to prove the innocence of a suspected murderer.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-0846. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Finding Your Flow": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Talk on how folk crafting can encourage a creative "flow state."
7-9 p.m., Michigan Folk School at Staebler Farm. Free, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org, 971-6337.


 7 p.m. 

"Melody on Ice 2020": Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club.

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March 13 & 14. Talented area skaters of all ages perform to classic hits from the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Elvis, and more. Also, ice dancers, the Figure Skating Club's Hockettes synchronized skating team, & national showcase medalists.
7 p.m. (Fri.) & 2 p.m. (Sat.), Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. Tickets $15-$30 (seniors and ages 10 & under, $10) in advance at AnnArborFSC.org & at the door. 213-6768. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"We Are Not Princesses": U-M Classical Studies Department.

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(Itab Azzam & Bridgette Auger, 2018). Through animation and vérité footage, the thoughts, memories, & dreams of a group of Syrian women in exile in Lebanon are illustrated. Arabic, subtitles.
Michigan League Hussey Rm. 764-0360. [map]


 7:10 & 9:35 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.


 7:30 p.m. (Postponed) 

(Postponed to date TBA): The Triangle Project: Webster UCC Music Series.

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The local ensemble of singer-guitarist Charlie Sutherland, singer-trumpeter Ingrid Racine, & bassist Josef Deas performs original music, along with covers ranging from Monk, Mingus, and Wayne Shorter to Jimi Hendrix, Bowie, and Joni Mitchell.
5484 Webster Church Rd., Dexter. Tickets $15 cash/check at the door only. 426-5115. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Canceled: "The Tempest": Community High School Ensemble Theatre.

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Mar. 13-15 & 19, 20, & 22. Quinn Strassel directs CHS students & beloved literature teacher Judith DeWoskin in Shakespeare's visionary romance about a magical island ruled by an enigmatic sorcerer and her beautiful daughter. The Tempest is filled with verse and song--this production features new arrangements of "Full fathom five" & "Come unto these yellow sands" by CHS jazz students--and it contains some of Shakespeare's most gorgeously haunting poetry.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs., Fri., & Sat.), 1 p.m. (Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), CHS Craft Theater, N. Fifth Ave. at Detroit St. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $9) in advance at ShowTix4u.com & at the door. 994-2025. [map]


 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Advanced English Dance: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Canceled. Maryland caller Susan Taylor leads dances to live music by Earl Gaddis and Karen Axelrod. For experienced dancers.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. $12 (members, $10). (248) 288-4737. [map]


 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Matt Braunger: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Mar. 12-14. Affable Chicago-based comic, a regular on MADtv during its final season, whose shows blend often dark oddball tales with goofy one-liners. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance at etix.com before 6 p.m. the night of the show; $12 (Thurs.) & $15 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Captive": U-M Residential College Players.

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Mar. 13 & 14. Aria Davis directs fellow RC students in Edouard Bourdet's 1920 drama about a closeted lesbian hiding her lover from her family and friends.
East Quad Keene Theater, 701 East University. Tickets $5 or pay what you can. (609) 694-4926. [map]


 8 p.m. (canceled) 

Canceled Tarek Yamani Trio: University Musical Society.

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Luminous original music anchored in jazz and traditional Arabic music by this NYC-based trio fronted by Yamani, an award-winning Beirut-born pianist the New York Music Daily calls "a magician with his chromatics and disquieting passing tones." His latest album, Lisan Al Tarab, features rearrangements of late 19th-century Arabic songs, jazz standards, and original compositions based on Levantine rhythms. With bassist Sam Minaie and drummer Diego Joaquin Ramirez.
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $45-$55 (students, $12-$20) in advance at Tickets.UMS.org, the Michigan League, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m. (canceled) 

Canceled "Fantasies of Schubert and Schumann": Kerrytown Concert House.

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EMU piano professor Joel Schoenhals performs Schubert's Fantasy in C major, Schumann's Fantasy in C Major, & other pieces TBA.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com & at the door. 769-2999. [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 p.m. 

Trout Steak Revival: The Ark.

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This Denver-based bluegrass band won the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition. Blending folk, roots, indie rock, and bluegrass, the band's music is defined by expressive songwriting and heartfelt harmonies. Westword named them Denver's best bluegrass band, and that's a city with a lot of them. All the band members contribute songs, vocals, and playing on various instruments.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and (if available) at the door. 761-1451. [map]



 8 p.m. 

"A Studio Party (aka Performative Celebration of Dance Studio Architecture, Experience, History, and Memory)": U-M Dance Department.

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Mar. 13-14. U-M MFA candidate Jen Peters performs her immersive thesis work that is equal parts performance and reception, with live music, dancing, storytelling, & drag.
U-M Dance Bldg. Betty Pease Studio, 1310 North University Ct. Tickets $7 at the door only. 763-5460. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Jeeves Intervenes": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Mar. 12-15. Andrew Jentzen directs local actors in Margaret Raether's 2006 comical adaptation of P.G. Wodehouse's classic stories about a faithful butler in 1920s London. Here he attempts to save his high-society employers from an undesired marriage and an unwanted job in India.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $25 (seniors, $22; students, $12) in advance at a2ct.org/tickets, by phone, & at the door. 971-2228. [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. 

"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]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Sound Formations": U-M Symphony Band.

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Michael Haithcock and conducting grad student Christine Lundahl lead this ensemble of music majors in Saint-SaŽns's Orient et Occident, Ingolf Dahl's Sinfonietta, Evan Hause's Tango Variations, and Ocean of Undiscovered Truth, U-M grad Roger Zare's new concerto for oboe and winds. Soloist is U-M oboe professor Nancy Ambrose King. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a discussion of the program with Zare, King, & Haithcock.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 9 p.m.-midnight 

Canceled: "Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson and occasionally followed at midnight by blues dancing.
9 p.m.-midnight, Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students & AACTMAD members, $4). (847) 757-0942. [map]


 9-11 p.m.  Free! 

Angell Hall Observatory Open House: U-M Student Astronomical Society.

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All invited to peer through the observatory and rooftop telescopes and to view planetarium shows. Also, short astronomy presentations by club members.
9-11 p.m., 5th floor rooftop observatory, Angell Hall (enter through Haven Hall on the Diag side of the building). Free. 764-3440. [map]


 9:30 p.m. 

"Friday the 13th": Michigan Theater.

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(Sean Cunningham, 1980). A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp, which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.
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]


 9:45 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Robin + Razz Robin + Razz

Duo of vocalist Robin Grant & guitarist John Rasmussen from the local pop-rock band Spark. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Wakefire

Detroit band whose music blends baroque pop with Celtic rock. Opener: Pictus, a Midwestern drums & bagpipes Celtic-rock dance trio. $15. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Jake Reichbart Trio

Jazz ensemble led by veteran local guitarist Reichbart. 11 p.m. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Paul Keller & Friends

An eclectic mix of jazz styles by an ensemble led by veteran local bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo. [venue info]

Cleary's Pub: Tommy Foster

Acoustic rock covers and originals by this West Michigan singer-guitarist. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: The Diggers

Detroit band that plays traditional Irish ballads and drinking songs. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Emma McDermott

20-year-old local indie pop-folk singer-songwriter. [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]

Habitat Lounge: SpaceCat SpaceCat

Versatile pop, rock, & soul dance band from Clawson fronted by singer-guitarist Steve Reid and singer-keyboardist Breanna Byrnes. [venue info]

Live: Canceled: Tall Cool One Canceled.

Local Robert Plant tribute band. [venue info]

Mash: Isaac Ryder Band

Neo-soul & funk band from Flint, led by Ryder, the stage name of South Haven singer-songwriter Joel Rydecki. [venue info]

Mash: Twenty TwentyFour Duo

Duo from this Toledo ensemble whose music is an eclectic, danceable mix of jazz, funk, R&B, soul, and rock. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Tim Prosser

A mix of folk and pop covers and originals by this local singer- mandolinist, who is joined by guest musicians TBA. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Blues Jam

8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Mart Ann Kirt

Pop-folk and indie rock originals by this local singer- guitarist. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Amy Grace Amy Grace

Young acoustic pop-folk singer-songwriter from East Tawas. [venue info]

 
 


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