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Calendar of Events

Friday, March 20, 2020

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 9 a.m. 

Michigan Fashion Media Summit: University of Michigan.

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The Michigan Fashion Media Summit is a day-long event on March 20, 2020 focused on fashion, retail and media at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business annually. Our summit is filled with industry-defining keynote conversations from the top names in retail, exclusive networking opportunities with the world's largest brands and a student brand showcase from elite up-and-coming talent.
Stephen M. Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. $30-$35. 9143187070. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Online Preschool Circle Time": May's Bilingual Preschool.

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Fun and interactive online preschool circle time to keep preschool-age children engaged for knowledge learning and social skill building.
It starts at 10:00 AM, Monday through Friday and is lead by a highly qualified early childhood education professional, May DeLosh (MEd in ECE).
Everyone is welcome!
Online. URL:, 3181 Packard St. Free. Online. 7347801529. [map]

 10-11:30 a.m. (canceled) 

Canceled: "Climate Law and Policy: From the UN to City Hall": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Talk by U-M law professor Jennifer Haverkamp. Third in a series of 5 monthly lectures exploring the impacts of climate change.
WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $60 (members, $35) for 5-lecture series; memberships are $25 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [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.-7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: 25th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners: U-M Prison Creative Arts Project.

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March 18 - April 1, 2020
Sunday - Monday, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
April 1, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Duderstadt Center Gallery, University of Michigan North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners is one of the largest exhibitions of art by incarcerated artists in the country. Each year, faculty, staff and students from the University of Michigan travel to correctional facilities across Michigan and select work for the exhibition while providing feedback and critique that strengthens artist's work and builds community around art making inside prisons.
The event is free and open to the public.
The 25th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and Om of Medicine.
Duderstadt Center Gallery, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. [map]

 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Easter Bunny: Briarwood Mall.

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A chance to take photos with the Easter Bunny. Pet photos with the bunny Mar. 29 & Apr. 5 (6-7:30 p.m.). Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier and weigh less than 60 pounds. Also, "Caring Bunny" on Mar. 22 & Apr. 5 (9-10:30 a.m.) offers a subdued environment for kids with special needs (preregistration required at; search for "caring bunny").
Briarwood Mall. Free admission, price of photos TBA. 769-9610. [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. (Canceled)  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]

 10:30-11 a.m. 

"Birthday Storytime Tasting": Zingerman's Delicatessen Just for Younger Kids.

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Zingerman's staffers read Dr. Seuss's 1959 debut all-color picture book Happy Birthday to You! and offer taste samples of various cakes. For ages 2-5.
418 Detroit St. $10 (parents welcome to lurk for free), preregistration required. 663-3354. [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 764-2347. [map]

 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Drop-in Preschool Makerspace": Dexter District Library.

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Crafting activities for kids 5 & under, with a caregiver. Materials provided.
11 a.m.-noon., Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free, preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]

 Noon (Canceled)  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]

 12:15 p.m.-1 p.m. (Canceled)  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. (canceled)  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. (canceled)  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]

 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Adult & Senior Crafts: Saline District Library.

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All adults invited; afternoon sessions geared toward age 60 & up. Supplies provided. Crafts include picture frame decorating (Mar. 20), wooden letter decorating (Apr. 6 & 17), & wooden washer necklaces (May 11 & 22).
7-8:30 p.m. (Mon.) & 1-2:30 p.m. (Fri.), Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free, preregistration required., 429-5450. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Sip & Stroll": Sweetwaters of Meijer Ann Arbor Saline Rd.

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Meet at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea of Meijer A2 Saline Rd to grab a drink to sip while we stroll around the store and get our steps in! Take advantage of this indoor acreage with smooth floors to push your baby stroller around and enjoy some really great drinks... and even get your grocery shopping done while you're here!
This group meets monthly, every third Friday of the month, at 2pm!
Brought to you by FIT4MOM Ann Arbor
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea of Meijer Ann Arbor Saline Rd, 3145 Ann Arbor Saline Rd. Free. 7343698697. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Muffins-N-Movies": Dexter District Library.

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Movies with refreshments. For adults. Mar. 20: The Captive, a 2014 thriller about a man searching for his missing daughter. Apr. 17: 2019 WW I drama 1917. May 15: Midway, the 2019 film about the attack on Pearl Harbor & the subsequent Battle of Midway.
2 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]

 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Oray": U-M Germanic Languages & Literatures.

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(Mehmet Büyükatalay, 2019). After separating from his wife, a man tries to rebuild his life in a new Muslim community. German, subtitles.
1220 Modern Languages Building. [map]

 4-7 p.m. (Canceled) 

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. (Canceled)  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) 

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 & at the gate. 764-0247. [map]

 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 & at the gate. 764-0247. [map]

 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Fix-It Friday": Maker Works.

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All invited to bring anything that needs fixing-chairs, sweaters, radios, whatever. Maker Works members & staff on hand to help and offer advice. Repairs not guaranteed.
4-6 p.m. 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 222-4911. [map]

 4-6 p.m. 

"[R]enew I could not": U-M English Department.

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John Carroll University (Cleveland) English professor Jean Feerick discusses the tendency among Shakespeare and his contemporaries to connect principles of economy or exchange to elemental cosmology and the material world.
3222 Angell Hall. Free. 764-6330. [map]

 4:30 p.m. (canceled) 

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. [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) 

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]

 5-8 p.m. (Canceled) 

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: Girl Power Invitational: Gym America Gymnastics.

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Mar. 20-22. Young gymnasts from throughout Michigan & Ohio in nonsanctioned pre-competitive and sanctioned early-competitive-level meets.
5-9 p.m. (Fri.), 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. $10 (students, $5; age 5 & under, free). 971-1667. [map]

 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Simply Spanish & Live Music Pop Up": York Food + Drink, Oz's Music, Simply Spanish.

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Simply Spanish will be popping up at YORK for one night, serving up authentic Spanish paella and sandwiches. Steve Oz and friends will be playing live Spanish-style acoustic music to entertain our guests.
YORK will be featuring specialty drinks (house sangria made with Tempranillo) and a specialty cocktail (rebujito!) We'll also be offering a selection of perfectly paired Spanish wines to compliment the fare.
Mark your calendars and hasta pronto!
York Food + Drink, 1928 Packard, Ann Arbor 48104. Free. (734) 662-0798. [map]

 5:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Binkow Grant Recipient Chamber Music Recital": U-M School of Music.

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Performances by music student ensembles TBA. The Binkow Grant recognizes ensembles who excel beyond the classroom.
5:30 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Magic: The Gathering: Dexter District Library.

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Kids in grades 6-12 invited to play this popular collectible card game. Basic knowledge of the rules required. Pizza & prizes.
6-8:30 p.m. (prompt arrival requested), Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free, preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]

 6:30-8:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Bookbinding: Triangle Book": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make a simple & elegant blank book. No experience necessary.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 6:30-10:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Downtown.

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Mar. 6 & 20. All invited to play card & board games. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
6:30-10:30 p.m., 123 W. Washington. Free. 417-4266. [map]

 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Vegan Potluck: Humane Society of Huron Valley/VegMichigan.

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Bring a vegan dish to share, a copy of the recipe, and your own dishes & utensils. Also, tours of the humane society & trivia with prizes.
6:30-8:30 p.m., HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $5 ($15 if you are not bringing a dish), preregistration required to 661-3575. [map]

 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Cheese & Pepper": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's peppercorn expert Jenny Tubbs discusses and offers taste samples of fresh ground pepper paired with artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments.
Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $40, preregistration required. 929-0500. [map]

 7-8 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "An Evening with The Creature Conservancy for Families": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Creature Conservancy staffers show-and-tell various animals--including their Burmese python, three-banded armadillo, hedgehog, macaw, black and white tegu, & 2-toed sloth--to families with kids grades K-5. For a similar event for teens & adults, see 6 March.
AADL Pittsfield.

 7-8 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Open Mic Night": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to showcase their talents in a 7-minute window. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.
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 and at the door. 660-4037. [map]

 7 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "All Shook Up": Chelsea Area Players Youth Theatre.

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Young local actors perform Joe DiPietro's 2005 jukebox musical, loosely based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, about a guitar-playing man who shakes up a 1950s small town. Featuring classic Elvis songs.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sun.), Washington Street Education Center auditorium, 500 Washington, Chelsea. Tickets $10 in advance at & at the door. [map]

 7 p.m. 

John James: Literati Bookstore.

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This CA-based poet reads from The Milk Hours, his debut poetry collection about parenthood and the death of his father. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [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]

 7-9 p.m. 

Peace Generator: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Silent meditation, contemplation, prayer... are all welcome.
Reach out and feel the peaceful connections with loved ones near and far. We start at 7 sharp, but you can drop in anytime during the two hours.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd, Ste 1, 48108. Donation. 734-327-0270. [map]

 7 p.m. 

Strum Into Cognition: Brain Plasticity Ukulele Collective and BLUESHOUSE.

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The Brain Plasticity Ukulele Collective and Blueshouse will once again rock Ann Arbor! Rock and roll, original music from our CD and the blues stylings of Blueshouse will once again play to a full house at Zal Gaz Grotto. Food and beverages are available. $10 cover charge. CDs are $10 each.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W Stadium Blvd (6.67 mi) Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103. $10.00. (734) 431-8643. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"And Then…This Happened!": EMU Theatre for the Young.

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Mar. 20 & 21. EMU MFA drama student Heather Utsler-Smith directs EMU students in her theatrical adaptation of works by local kids grades 3-5 that tell of magical adventures and unexpected happenings. Suitable for ages 5 & up.
EMU Honors College, 511 W. Forest, Ypsilanti. Free. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Pretty Theft": U-M Basement Arts.

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Mar. 20 & 21. U-M students perform Adam Szymkowicz's 2001 coming-of-age drama about a teenage girl who travels across the country after her father's death and befriends a shoplifting "bad girl," an autistic savant, & a mysterious thief.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 11 p.m. (Sat.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Studio 1, 1226 Murfin. Free. [map]

 7:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: West Side Story: Father Gabriel Richard High School.

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FGRHS Drama Club proudly presents West Side Story
Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Leonard Bernstein Lyrics by Stephen Soundheim Original Direction and Choreography by Jerome Roberts
Directed and Choreographed by Anne Kolackowski-Magee Music Direction by David Yule
All performances will be at Whitmore Lake High School, 7430 Whitmore Lake Rd, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
Whitmore Lake High School Auditorium, 7430 Whitmore Lake Rd, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189. $5. 734-662-0496. [map]

 7:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

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 & at the door. 994-2025. [map]

 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Eddie Ifft: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Mar. 19-21. An energetic young Pittsburgh-bred comic who has been featured in his own Comedy Central special, Ifft is known for his quick-witted, irreverently caustic observational humor, usually aimed at contemporary mores and popular culture. 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.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance at before 6 p.m. the night of the show; $12 (Thurs.) & $16 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"9 to 5, The Musical": Greenhills School.

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Mar. 20 & 21. Emily Wilson-Tobin directs high school students in Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick's 2009 musical, based on the 1980 film, about 3 female employees who find a way to turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical boss. Parton's score includes 1970s-style dance numbers like the title song, country songs like "Backwoods Barbie" and "Cowgirl's Revenge," goofy show tunes like "Potion Notion," & more.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat.), 840 Greenhills Dr. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $10). 769-4010. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"It's About Time": Thurston Community Players.

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Mar. 19-21. Thurston Elementary School students, parents, and friends present the school's 46th annual original musical, which is set in the Arb and features time travel, Shakespeare, and mysterious earthquakes.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.) & 7 p.m. (Sat.), Clague Middle School auditorium, 2616 Nixon. Tickets $10 (students, $5) in advance at & at the door. [map]

 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Nothing to See Here": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by Crazy Wisdom staffer Deb Flint, of Tennessee-based writer Kevin Wilson's wacky 2019 book about parental love.
114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]

 8 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Michigan Youth Trombone Ensemble: U-M School of Music.

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Program TBA.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 8 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Percussion Ensemble: U-M School of Music.

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Program TBA.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 8 & 10 p.m. (Canceled) 

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. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Arabic to English": Theatre NOVA.

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March 20 - April 12, 2020
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.
In a high-stakes immigration case, an Arab American man is accused of fraudulent marriage to gain a visa, and deportation will send him back to a life-threatening situation. When his interpreter, a young Arab American woman, receives a marriage proposal from his White American lawyer, she is caught between the image of a storybook American life, her feelings for the defendant, and her need to define her own identity, leaving it up to her which words to translate and which to leave unspoken. Directed by Carla Milarch. Featuring Robbie Abdelhoq, Aya Aziz, and Jeremy Kucharek.
Theatre NOVA, 410 W Huron. $22. 7346358450. [map]

 8 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "The Wiz": U-M MUSKET.

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Mar. 20-22. Vincent Ford Jr. directs U-M students in William Brown's 1975 musical, a retelling of The Wizard of Oz in the context of modern African American culture that features rock, gospel, and soul music.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $11 (students, $7) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office ( and by phone; $14 (students, $10) at the door. 763-8587. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Marc Cohn: The Ark.

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Reclusive singer-songwriter known for his resonant baritone and his introspective lyrics, who won a Best New Artist Grammy in 1991 for "Walking in Memphis." He brings a new album, Work to Do, that was recorded with gospel group the Blind Boys of Alabama. Opener: Massachusetts songwriter Mark Erelli, who also brings a new album, Blindsided.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $45-$75.. 761-1451. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"64th Annual Best Concert Ever": U-M Friars.

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This U-M Men's Glee Club octet performs a lighthearted a cappella program appropriate for all ages.
8 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $12 in advance at & at the door. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Living in the la"/"Migrare": U-M Dance Department MFA Concert.

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Mar. 19 & 20. U-M dance grad students Alexandria Davis & Mario Vircha present their original works exploring, respectively, socioeconomic success for modern black women and cultural dissolution & dispersal.
U-M Duderstadt Center video studio, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., North Campus. Free. 763-5460. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged": U-M Residential College Players.

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Mar. 20 & 21. Lauren Burke directs fellow RC students in the Reduced Shakespeare Company's acclaimed 97-minute transformation of Shakespeare's 37 plays into a fast-paced, hilarious, and outrageously irreverent blend of Marx Brothers-style absurdity and Three Stooges slapstick.
East Quad Keene Theater, 701 East University. $5 or pay what you can. (609) 694-4926. [map]

 9 p.m.-midnight (Canceled) 

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]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Sam Corbin

Lansing pop-folk singer-songwriter whose influences range from Leonard Cohen to Bob Dylan. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Vanessa Rubin & the Motor City Groove Collective

Ensemble led by this veteran local alto saxophonist and flutist. $10- $30. 7 & 9:30 p.m. [venue info]

Bridgewater Tavern: Ian Stewart

Acoustic blues and folk singer songwriter. [venue info]

Cleary's Pub: Shaun Garth Walker

Local singer-guitarist with an eclectic, wide-ranging repertoire. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Baccano

Toledo progressive rock jam quintet. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Churchville

Local tabla player, accompanied by several musician friends, who plays Indian classical, light classical, fusion, and folk music. [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: FreeLance

Local dance rock cover band whose repertoire ranges from Earth, Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder to AC/DC and Guns & Roses to Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars. [venue info]

Live: Salmagundi

Local horn-powered Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band featuring vocalist Sheila Rhodes. 8:30 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Dave Menzo

This local pop-rock singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Detroit's Own Soul Purpose Detroit's Own Soul Purpose

An eclectic mix of genres from funk and blues-rock to hard country by this Westland quintet fronted by vocalist Carol Holmes. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: The Crossing

Traditional Celtic music and originals in in the same vein by this veteran Chicago-based quintet. Opener: Wes Fritzmeier & Friends, an eclectic mix of Celtic, bluegrass, folk, and jazz by the local duo of multi-instrumentalist Fritzmeier and composer [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Mary Ann Kirt

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

Ypsi Alehouse: Blues Jam

8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Karl Sikkenga

Folk-styled originals by this local singer-guitarist. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Blueshouse and Brain Plasticity Ukulele Collective Blueshouse and  Brain Plasticity Ukulele Collective

Double bill. Blueshouse is a local blues trio led by veteran English singer-guitarist Mike Brooks, and Brain Plasticity is a collective, also led by Brooks, comprised of some 20 musicians of various ages and levels of expertise. Instruments include ukuleles, guitar, flute, percussion, trumpet, accordion, bass and melodica. 7-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Dirk Kroll Band

Blues-based rock by a band led by this Pontiac singer-songwriter. Opener Matthew Davies, a Milwaukee Americana folk-rock singer-songwriter. [venue info]


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