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Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 14, 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.- 5 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Music Program: Chelsea High School.

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Performances by various high school student ensembles.

Canceled: Mar. 14 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.): State Band and Orchestra Solo/Ensemble Festival.

Mar. 26: Jazz Band Concert.

Apr. 29: Band, Orchestra, & Choir Concerto Concert.

May 19: Band & Orchestra Concert.
CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. 433-2201. [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 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spring Craft Show: Saline Community Education.

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Juried show and sale of works by more than 150 artists. Items include clothing, jewelry, pottery, metal, wood, glass, and more. For kids, arts & crafts, a caricaturist, and more.
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. $4 admission (age 10 & under, free). 429-5922. [map]



 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Bag & Jewelry Sale: Saline Area Senior Center.

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Sale of gently used items including scarves, belts, ties, jewelry, and bags.
9 a.m.-2 p.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free admission. 429-9274. [map]



 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"'For Everyone Born...' Music of Unity , Grace and Joy": First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor.

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Saturday, March 14
Morning Choral Retreat and Lunch with Tom Trenney
9:00 am - 12:00 pm FUMC Social Hall
Evening Concert: For Everyone Born-Music of Unity, Diversity and Grace
7:00 pm FUMC Downtown Sanctuary
Featuring Guest Conductor and Composer Tom Trenney
Measure for Measure Men's Chorus, Steve Lorenz, conductor
FUMC Choirs
Admission is free - Freewill offering taken
First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor, 120 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. 7347071722. https://www.fumc-a2.org/coming-up/tom-trenney-weekend/ [map]



 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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Dec. 14 & 15, Jan. 11 & 12, Feb. 8 & 9, Mar. 14 & 15. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Youth age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (members, $3; kids age 12 & under, free). (517) 605-0624. [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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Mar. 14 & 15. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Ages 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5 admission (members, $3; 12 & under, free). (517) 605-0624. [map]


 9 a.m. 

"The Pi Run": Epic Races.

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A chip-timed 3.14-mile run (or walk). Pie-eating contest ($5) entrants eat a pie before beginning the race. Optional pie in the face at the finish line. Medals and other goodies for finishers. Also, a 1-mile kids run for ages 18 & under ($15-$25).
9 a.m., Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $35-$50 in advance only at EpicRaces.com; $10 vehicle entrance fee. 585-7101. [map]


 9:30 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Mindfulness Meditation": Dexter District Library.

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Guided meditation followed by discussion.
9:30 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. 

"Faerie Doors": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Ages 4-12 (with caregiver) invited to make a fairy door to take home.
9:30 & 11:30 a.m., Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. $14, metered parking. Preregistration recommended at mbgna.umich.edu. [map]


 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: 6th Annual U-M All-Day Sacred Harp Singing: U-M School of Music.

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All invited to join sessions of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a rousing form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Copies of the 1991 Denson Edition of The Sacred Harp available for use. Catered lunch.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Kevreson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 764-0583. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Paper Airplanes and Gliders": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to learn about aerodynamics and make your own paper glider
AADL Downtown Secret Lab.


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Canceled: Used Book Sale: Friends of the Chelsea District Library.

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Sale of gently used paperback and hard-cover books. Also, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and more. Fill a bag for $5.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., CDL basement, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free admission. 475-8732. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled "Learn Calligraphy: Introduction to Versals": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local calligraphy instructor Scott Wettlaufer demonstrates the beginning techniques of this ornamental capitalized script found in medieval manuscripts.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-noon 

Canceled: Bag Sale: Friends of the Saline District Library.

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Sale of used books & other items.
10 a.m.-noon, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. $5 for a bag of books; 2nd bag free. 994-0625. [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 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live frogs & toads. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. Note: On Saturday, animals take a midday break.
Mar. 14 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) & 15 (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.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Old-Time Maple Sugar Festival": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Watch a short film on maple syrup production, followed by a guided walk to see how trees are tapped and sap is boiled down. Also, display of antique maple sugaring equipment. Maple products available for purchase.
Various times, 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]


 10:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Saturday Morning Physics": U-M Physics Department.

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Mar. 14, 21, & 28. Popular series of talks, aimed at general audiences. Mar. 14: U-M physics professor Alec Thomas on new laser technologies. Mar. 21: U-M astrophysics professor Ann Parsons on the latest NASA mission to explore Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Mar. 28: U-M environmental science professor emeritus Henry Pollack on "Climate Change in the Arctic: The Situation on the Northern Front."
10:30 a.m., 170 & 182 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St. Free. 764-4437. [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]


 10:30 a.m. (Canceled)  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. & 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. & 3 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]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Special Storytime: Nicola's Books.

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Picture book author Aya Khalil reads The Arabic Quilt, her new book about an Egyptian American girl learning to appreciate her second language, Arabic.
11 a.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate. Free. 662-0600.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Nature Explorers: Wake Up Spring": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalists lead kids ages 5 & 6 on a hike to look for signs of spring.
11 a.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter (except Apr. 18, Scio Woods Preserve, Scio Twp.). Free; $6 vehicle entry fee at Independence Lake. Preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [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]


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"One-Road Challenge": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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All invited to form 3-person teams for this friendly competition to identify as many bird species as possible between midnight and 11 a.m. Novices welcome. See WashtenawAudubon.org for rules, preregistration, & updates. Followed by a meet-up to compile results and calculate team scores.
Classic Cup Café, 4389 Jackson. Free. WashtenawAudubon.org. [map]


 11:45 a.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Climate Strategies: What actions will keep us at 1.5-2șC?": Citizens' Climate Lobby.

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What actions will keep us at 1.5-2șC and how do these choices impact social justice?
Part 1- We know we have a narrow window of time to make changes to avoid the very worst results by limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5-2.0℃. But what exactly will it take to stay within this limit? What changes have the greatest impact? Join Clark McCall of Citizens' Climate Lobby for a demonstration of a the En-ROADS climate policy simulator tool; session attendees will have a chance to discuss different options and explore what impact they will have.
Part 2- How does a fee on carbon and dividend support environmental justice? Experts agree that a fee on carbon and a dividend is one of the best policies for addressing climate change. But how does an added fee affect our budgets? How can people with low income manage a carbon fee? This session will examine the economic and personal impacts of a carbon fee and dividend on both the climate and on people. Seating limited-register now!
The Ecology Center, 339 East Liberty Street. Free. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-strategies-what-actions-will-keep-us-at-15-2oc-and-how-do-these-choices-impact-social-tickets-96740382087 [map]



 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Nature Medicine Open House": Ann Arbor School of Massage, Herbal & Natural Medicine.

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Events - OPEN HOUSE AT ANN ARBOR SCHOOL OF MASSAGE, HERBAL & NATURAL MEDICINE
Free
6276 Jackson Road, Suite B. Phone 734-769-7794. www.naturopathicschoolofannarbor.net
MARCH 14
12-3 OPEN HOUSE with an Open and Free Herbal Medicine Apothecary, Free advisory.
From 1-130 a talk & discussion , and a demonstration, with samples,. centered around Effective Methods for Anxiety, Insomnia, and Nervous System Weaknesses
ANN ARBOR SCHOOL OF MASSAGE, HERBAL & NATURAL MEDICINE, 6276 jackson road Suite B Ann arbor Michigan 48103. Free. 734-760-7794. nshaassociates@gmail.com https://www.naturopathicschoolofannarbor.net/ [map]



 Noon  Free! 

Canceled: Teen Advisory Group: Dexter District Library.

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All youth in grades 7-12 invited to brainstorm about new programs, book selections, and volunteer opportunities. Pizza.
Noon, Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free, preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 Noon- 2 p.m. 

"Tour of Zingerman's Coffee Company": Zingerman's.

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Zingerman's Coffee Company managing partner Steve Mangigian leads a tour of the roastery. Concludes with a cup of coffee.
Zingerman's Coffee, 3723 Plaza Dr. $15; reservations required. 929-6060. [map]


 12:45 & 4 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]


 12:55 p.m. 

"Der fliegende Holländer": Fathom Events.

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(François Girard). Live (Mar. 14) and rebroadcast (Mar. 18) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Richard Wagner's mysterious 1843 opera about a cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. German, supertitles.
Note: On Mar. 14, Quality 16, Michigan & Emagine only and on Mar. 18, Quality 16 & Ann Arbor 20 only. Tickets $16-$22.


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Ypsi Writes: Zines": Ypsilanti District Library.

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Can you create your own zine in 24 hours? Led by Linette Lao, this hands-on workshop starts with a 2-hour how-to session, then challenges you to make your zine. Return the next day to show, share, or trade! All materials provided.
YDL-Whittaker, 5577 Whittaker Road. Free. 734 482-4110 x1340. ypsilibrary.org/event/ypsi-writes-zines/ [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Monthly Meeting: Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby.

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Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. It is the most focused and influential organization working on national climate policy. We are working to build support for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (energyinnovationact.org), a fair and effective policy to reduce GHG emissions. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions. Newcomers are welcome to come at 12:30 for a brief overview.
Ann Arbor District Library (downtown) - 3rd floor Freespace Room, 343 S. 5th Ave. Free. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org http://annarborccl.org, https://citizensclimatelobby.org/ [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 & 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]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Collegiate Young Artist Competition: Society for Musical Arts.

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Competitive performances by U-M wind, brass, and percussion students.
1 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. AnnArborSMA.org. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Concert Reading of The Fourth Messenger by Vienna Teng and Tanya Shaffer: This Story Productions.

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What if the Buddha were a woman, living in our times? In this new musical,which the SF Chronicle called "an absolute delight," Mama Sid is a modern-day "awakened one" with a worldwide following.But a determined young woman seeks to unearth Mama Sid's mysterious past. The Fourth Messenger investigates what it means to be both enlightened and human. Hailed by TheaterMania as "a work of wit, grace and enlightenment" and The Huffington Post as "hugely ambitious and refreshingly original," The Fourth Messenger features a score by 5-time Independent Music Award-winning recording artist Vienna Teng and book/lyrics by acclaimed playwright Tanya Shaffer. This special concert reading is a fundraiser for The Ark's Artist Spotlight Series. It is directed by Ann Arborite Rick Sperling (founder of Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit) Music Directed by Ben Cohen (Artistic Director of the Vocal Arts of Ann Arbor),and features a stellar local cast including faculty and students of UM Musical Theatre Dept.
The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104. $15 general admission, $10 for students. 734-763-8587.. fourthmessenger@gmail.com theark.org [map]



 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Stewardship Saturday: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Help prepare the Draper-Houston Meadows Preserve for spring by removing invasive shrubs in the grasslands and woodland edges. Dress for the weather and be prepared for hiking and working off-trail. Led by Katie Carlisle.
1-3 p.m., Draper-Houston Preserve, Mooreville Rd., from US-23, exit Carpenter Rd., turn right on County St., continue onto Main which becomes Mooreville, York Twp. Free. 971-6337.


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Effective Methods for Anxiety, Insomnia, and Nervous System Weaknesses": Ann Arbor School of Massage, Herbal & Natural Medicine.

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Lecture-demo by Gaia Center for Herbal Studies founder Mary Light. Also, from noon-3 p.m., the school hosts an open house.
1 p.m., 6276 Jackson Rd., ste. B. Free. 769-7794. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"The Fourth Messenger: A Concert Reading": The Ark.

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Unstaged reading of this new musical by Tanya Shaffer and Vienna Teng, based on the premise "What if the Buddha were a woman, living in our times?"
1 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]


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Change on the Rise - New Directions in Celtic Harping": Carol Kappus and friends.

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Celtic Harping past, present and future. Traditional tunes from Ireland, Scotland and Wales flow with music by contemporary Celtic composers and wild new things performed on electric harps. Carol is joined by the Ann Arbor Celtic Harpers and dancers Dayna Plehn, Robert Peavyhouse and Ren'ee Ginell.
Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine Street Dexter, MI 48130, Dexter. Free. carolkappus@icloud.com www.carolkappus.com [map]



 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Change on the Rise: New Directions in Celtic Harping": Carol Kappus & Friends.

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Local harpist Kappus and the Ann Arbor Celtic Harpers play traditional tunes from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, plus music from contemporary Celtic composers played on electric harps. With accompanying dance performances by Dayna Plehn, Robert Peavyhouse and Ren'ee Ginell.
1:30 p.m., Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. carolkappus@icloud.com. [map]


 2-3 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Spinning Dot Theater: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This local company performs an original mystery about what's inside a paper bag. Geared toward ages 5 & under and their families.
AADL Westgate.


 2-4 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled "Intro to Improv for Teens": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local improv troupe Work Friends members Ashley Hughes & Michael Baker lead all in grades 6-12 in improv games, scene work, & more. No experience necessary.
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-4 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled "Queer & Trans Artists of Color": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Philadelphia-based artist, activist, & writer Nia King discusses her work.
AADL Downtown lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled "Quilled Earrings": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All ages craft activity that involves rolling, shaping, and gluing strips of paper into decorative designs.
AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m. (Canceled) 

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 & 4 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: U-M Softball.

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Mar. 14 & 15. The U-M, a perennial national power, opens its home season with a 3-game series. This month's schedule also includes a 3-game Big 10 series vs. Purdue (Mar. 20, 4 p.m., Mar. 21, 2 p.m. & Mar. 22, 1 p.m.) and games vs. WMU (Mar. 17, 4 p.m.) & Toledo (Mar. 24, 4 p.m.).
Alumni Field, 1114 S. State. Tickets TBA at mGOblue.com/tickets & at the gate. 764-0247. [map]


 2 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Leprechaun Parade": Kerrytown Market & Shops.

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All invited to wear green and join in a parade through Kerrytown Market & Shops, the Farmers Market, and along nearby streets. Preceded at noon by "Leprechaun Mask Making Merriment" (materials provided).
2 p.m., Kerrytown, meet by the chime on the 2nd floor. Free. Contact@Kerrytown.com. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Sampler": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Mar. 14 & 21. Docent-led themed tours of the museum. Mar. 14: Kid-friendly tour of the Roman exhibits, beginning with a reading of the picture book G is For Gladiator. Mar. 21: "Graffiti as Devotion Along the Nile."
2-3 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Taste Test: Pi[e] Day": Ypsilanti District Library.

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In honor of Pi Day, join us for a test tasting of pies and coffee.
YDL-Michigan Ave, 229 W Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 x1385. https://www.ypsilibrary.org/event/taste-test-pie-day/ [map]


 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]


 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 p.m. (Canceled) 

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]


 4:10 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.


 4:20, 6:45, & 9:25 p.m. 

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

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(Céline Sciamma, 2020). Romantic drama about a French painter commissioned to do a wedding portrait of young woman without her knowing. French, subtitles.
Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 4:20, 7, & 9:35 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.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

'Saturday evening games at Triple Goddess Tasting Room": Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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The Triple Goddess Tasting Room is a nice offbeat place in Ypsilanti, where they brew their own "kombucha" beer and tea. There is a bookshelf full of games there. I will bring such games as Codenames, Scrabble, poker, Trivial Pursuit and backgammon. Please bring any games you might want to play. New people do not need to be shy; everyone is very friendly and we will definitely get you a spot to play. We will have a table with a sign on it that says "AAC Meetup", that will be home base.
Triple Goddess Tasting Room, 93 Ecorse Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734 487 1555. [map]


 5:30 & 7 p.m. 

"70th Annual Bands in Review": Ann Arbor Public Schools.

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Mar. 14 & 17 (different programs). More than 800 public school students perform in these 3 lively concerts. Today: Part 1 (5:30 p.m.) includes performances by the Forsythe and Tappan middle school bands and the Skyline High School varsity, concert, and symphony bands. The Community High School Jazz Combo performs in the lobby between today's two shows. Part 2 (7 p.m.) includes performances by the Ann Arbor Open @ Mack and Slauson middle school bands, and the Pioneer High School varsity, concert, and symphony bands.
5:30 & 7 p.m., Pioneer High School Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium. Tickets $5 (families of 4, $10) in advance from band members & at the door. 996-3210. [map]


 6-8 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled "Magic: The Gathering": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to compete in an informal session of this popular collectible card game. No official judges or format. Bring your own cards or use those available. No experience necessary.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 6-7:50 p.m. 

Canceled: "DJ Skate": Arctic Coliseum.

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Skating to Top 40 music.
6-7:50 p.m., Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr. (off Manchester Rd., 1/2 mile south of the intersection of Old US-12 & M-52), Chelsea. $8 (includes skate & rental). 433-4444. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Atreh Nowruzi/Fragrance of Spring": U-M Persian Student Association.

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U-M Persian students perform 4 traditional and modern dances & a comedy skit, recite a traditional Iranian poem and an original slam poem, & more at their 22nd annual cultural show. Also, the U-M Chinese student association's dance group rXn performs original choreography that combines traditional Chinese dance with modern styles.
Power Center. $15 (students, $5) in advance at bit.ly/michiganpersians, the Michigan Union ticket office, & at the door. 474-2261. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Cheese & Beer": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Staffers discuss and offer taste samples of beers paired with artisan cheeses. Bread & other accompaniments. Ages 21 & up.
Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45, preregistration required. 929-0500. [map]


 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! 

"Candlelight Labyrinth Walk and Meditation": Ringstar Studio.

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The labyrinth began as an intricate maze meant to trap the monstrous Minotaur on the island of Crete. After many centuries of evolution, it has become a spiritual and meditative tool, with a single path in and out of the center. The journey to the center represents going deep within the self on the way to revelation or enlightenment. Join us for a self-guided walk through a labyrinth formed out of candles, complete with quiet music and incense. Cushions will be available outside the labyrinth for seated meditation. This is a donation-based event, with no one turned away for lack of funds.
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. Free. Donation. mail@a2ringstar.com http://a2ringstar.com/ [map]



 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]


 7 p.m. 

Canceled: "The Parliament of Poets": Apollo's Troupe.

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Mar. 14, 21, & 27. This local theater company performs a stage adaptation of veteran poet Frederick Glaysher's 2012 epic poem in which Apollo summons the ancient and modern poets of all nations to the moon to fashion a new vision of universal life.
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! 

Genesis Concert Series: Temple Beth Emeth/St. Clare's Episcopal Church.

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Live music by up-and-coming local artists TBA, plus performances by the TBE and St. Clare's adult choirs.
7 p.m., TBE, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]


 7 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. 

"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]


 7:10 & 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. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Oberlin Conservatory: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by Oberlin (OH) Conservatory of Music piano students.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: 2nd Saturday Contra Dance Party: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Maryland caller Susan Taylor leads dances to live music by Hotline Strings. No experience or partner needed. Wear loose fitting clothing and flat non-slip shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Pay what you can ($10 suggested). 945-1343. [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)  Free! 

Canceled: "CoLab 2020": U-M School of Music.

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Student composers debut new chamber works for winds, strings, piano, and voice, created in collaboration with student performers.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. (canceled) 

Canceled Hélène Grimaud: University Musical Society.

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A synesthete who sees music as color, this acclaimed French pianist performs a program of evanescent miniatures by Chopin, Debussy, Satie, and contemporary Ukrainian composer Valentyn Silvestrov. Glenn Gould Foundation executive director Brian Levine has praised her "willingness to take a piece of music apart and free herself from the general body of practice that has grown up around it."
Hill Auditorium. Tickets $15-$76 (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 "Patricktide: A Celebration of Celtic Music, Dance, and Poetry": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Celtic-themed performances by pianist Jean Schneider, vocalists Mary Callaghan and Patrick Lynch, Metropolitan Opera soprano Caitlin Lynch, baritone Jonathan Lasch, & nationally renowned Milford poet Thomas Lynch.
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. 

Harmony Bones: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth Cafe 704.

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The local ensemble of musicians Laz Slomovits, Jeanne Mackey, Eric Fithian, Tom Voiles, Linda Teaman, and John Lloyd performs songs, rounds, and chants with rich vocal harmonies and an array of instruments, including guitar, mandolin, flute, pennywhistle, fiddle, banjo, percussion, and sitar.
704 Airport Blvd., ste. 1. Tickets $8 (2 for $15). 327-0270. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Molly Tuttle: The Ark.

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Widely heralded young bluegrass singer-songwriter who, according to American Songwriter critic Paul Zollo, "sings with the gentle authority of Gillian Welch, yet plays astoundingly fleet flat-picking guitar like Chet Atkins on superdrive." A hit at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival last month, she's the 1st woman to win the IBMA Guitar Player of the Year award. Her new music incorporates electric instruments and moves in the direction of songwriter Americana.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 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. 

"Best of Broadway": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Mar. 14 & 15. Guest conductor Yaniv Segal directs the orchestra in a program of Broadway songs that includes "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Beauty and the Beast," "I Dreamed a Dream," a medley from Mama Mia, selections from Cabaret, and more. With performances by area vocalists Samantha Buyers, Alan Williams, and Samantha Rose Williams.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $30-$35 (students, $25-30; children 12 & under, $10) in advance at the A2SO office (527 E. Liberty, ste. 208) at a2so.com, by phone, and at the door. 994-4801. [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]


 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Creature of One

Multi-genre quintet of Lansing singer-songwriters & multi- instrumentalists. [venue info]

B-Side: "Coming of Age"

Showcase of current, former, and future teens bands associated with the Neutral Zone's 18-year-old Youth Owned Records. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Tiny Moving Parts

All ages admitted. Benson (MN) rock trio. Openers: the Chicago rock quintet Belmont, the Orlando-based progressive pop-punk quintet Capstan, and Jetty Bones, the stage name of Ohio-based alt-pop singer-songwriter Kelc Galluzzo. $20-$23. 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Ellen Rowe's Momentum

Mainstream jazz by this all-female octet led by U-M jazz piano professor Rowe. $25-$45. 7 & 9 p.m. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Modern Element

11 p.m. [venue info]

Canterbury House: Ashley Daneman

This jazz-folk singer performs works from her new album, People Are Fragile. Downbeat has praised her music for its "intriguing balance between the soaring virtuosity of Joni Mitchell and the earthy Americana of Becca Stevens." Opener: local jazz singer Emma Lee Aboukasm, a recent U-M jazz studies grad. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: "St. Practice Day."

This daylong celebration features Irish ceili dancers, bagpipers and a traditional Irish music ensemble. 2 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Mike Gentry

Local pop-folk singer-songwriter whom longtime Guitar Player editor Jas Obrecht praises as "brilliant at coffeehouse-approved acoustic music, blistering hard rock, and most styles in between." [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Douglas Brown

Americana covers & originals in an array of genres by this veteran local singer-keyboardist who has played with everyone from Chuck Berry & Koko Taylor to the Four Tops. [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]

Inverness Inn: Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies

Roots-rock quartet, led by former Starlight Drifters singer-guitarist Mack, whose repertoire includes originals and rockabilly, early rock 'n' roll, western swing, and hillbilly bop covers. 8 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Chris Canas Band

Detroit blues band fronted by young blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas. [venue info]

Mash: David Roof

Local blues-rock singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Harper & the Midwest Kind

Blues-rock band led by Peter Harper, a blues singer-songwriter from Australia, now transplanted to Grass Lake, who plays blues harp and didgeridoo. The band has an acclaimed CD on the Blind Pig label, Down to the Rhythm. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Melissa Welsh Melissa Welsh

Pop-folk story songs by this local singer-songwriter who accompanies herself on baritone ukulele. With mandolinist Rod Foster. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Malty Taskers Jug Band Malty Taskers Jug Band

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

Ypsi Alehouse: The Mighty Rhythm Bandits

Blues-rock covers and originals by this Tecumseh trio. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Canceled: The Switchbacks Canceled.: The Switchbacks

Local hard-rocking country and blues quintet fronted by vocalist Janet Benson. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Ziggy's: 734 Saturdays

Open mike, along with a featured performer TBA. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: The Renegades

Classic rock, Motown, & blues cover band from Gregory. [venue info]

 
 


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