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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 25, 2020






 
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 9:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Preschool Storytime: 2s & 3s" Saline District Library.

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Half-hour story times for kids age 2 & 3 with a caregiver.
9:30 a.m., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at SalineLibrary.org, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [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!
URL: www.facebook.com/MaysChinesePreschool
Online. URL: www.facebook.com/MaysChinesePreschool, 3181 Packard St. Free. Online. 7347801529. maydelosh@gmail.com www.MaysChineseSchool.com [map]



 10-11:30 a.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Top Tips for Improving & Maintaining Healthy Bones": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Talk by U-M geriatric & palliative medical practitioner Jared Morphew.
2401 Plymouth Rd. Free, preregistration required. 998-9353. [map]


 10 & 11 a.m., 1 & 6 p.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. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny": Wild Swan Theater.

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This award-winning local children's theater company presents its original adaptation of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter's classic about a bunny who, despite his mother's warning, ventures into Mr. McGregor's garden. Geared towards grades preK-2.

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


 10 a.m.-noon 

Canceled: "Reading Women's Lives": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This study group will read one memoir/month written by women. Several will focus on aging and old age, some on grief and loss, some on childhood or the middle years. Each month there will be group discussion of the selected memoir followed by a short reflective writing experience related to the issues raised by the memoir. This is not a memoir-writing class.
It's an opportunity to use other women's reflections on their lives to examine our own. Beth Spencer, instructor, a mostly-retired geriatric social worker, developed and facilitated Women & Aging through Literature & Reflective Writing for several years. This Study Group will meet Wednesdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm on March 25, April 22, May 20, and June 24.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 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. pcapinfo@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/pcap/exhibits/annual-exhibition-of-art-by-michigan-prisoners.html#view=month [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 eventbrite.com; search for "caring bunny").
Briarwood Mall. Free admission, price of photos TBA. 769-9610. [map]


 10 a.m. (Canceled)  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]


 10:30 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 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Preschool and Toddler Story Time: Dexter District Library.

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30-minute storytelling programs with songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts, and other activities, for both toddlers and preschoolers. Kids must be accompanied by a caregiver.
10:30 a.m., 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 10:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Winter Wonderland Grand Finale": Saline District Library.

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Celebration of the conclusion of SDL's annual winter reading program for seniors. Crafts, refreshments, and prizes.
10:30 a.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 11 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.


 11 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Storytime: Nicola's Books.

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Every Wed. An experienced storyteller performs for ages 7 & under.
11 a.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 Noon-3 p.m. (canceled) 

Canceled: American Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. All invited to play.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2). 794-6250. [map]


 Noon (canceled) 

Canceled: Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2). 794-6250. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Coworking: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Feb. 17 & 26. All individuals or small groups invited to work in this quiet space outfitted with high-speed internet.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 Noon-1:20 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Epic Proportions: Translating Poland's National Epic for the 21st Century": U-M Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

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Indiana University comparative literature professor Bill Johnston discusses what he learned from translating Adam Mickiewicz's 1834 Pan Tadeusz.
1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Community and Connections": U-M Global Islamic Studies Center.

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Panel discussions with area Muslim entrepreneurs on marketing strategy, creativity, and community. For a list of participants, see Events.umich.edu/Event/70175.
Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom. Free, preregistration recommended at bit.ly/islamicstudiescenter. 615-9558. [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]


 12:30-1 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]


 3 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Art with Keith": Saline District Library.

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Local artist Keith McGuire introduces various techniques to teens. Mar. 25: "Anime drawings & inking." Apr. 8: Clay figures. Apr. 22: "Indigenous American art oil pastel." May 6: "Abstract self-portrait." May 20: "Watercolor scenes." June 3: TBA. At 1:30 p.m. on May 17, an art show featuring work from the program.
3 p.m., Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at SalineLibrary.org, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [map]


 4 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "American Factory": Michigan Theater.

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(Julia Reichert & Steven Bogna, 2019). Documentary about a Chinese billionaire who opens a new factory in post-industrial Ohio. The Chinese & American workers learn from each other.
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. (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 mGOblue.com/tickets & at the gate. 764-0247. [map]


 4:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Campus Jazz Concert": U-M School of Music.

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Program TBA.
4:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 4:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Voice Studio Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Voice students of professor Stephen West perform their latest repertoire, from classics to musical theater. One half of the studio will sing on March 25th, the other half on April 8th.
4:30 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 4:30 & 7 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "American Factory": Michigan Theater.

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(Julia Reichert & Steven Bogna, 2019). Documentary about a Chinese billionaire who opens a new factory in post-industrial Ohio. The Chinese & American workers learn from each other.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5 p.m. (Canceled)  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.


 5:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Company C Unplugged": Chelsea High School.

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Song & dance revue by this popular Chelsea High show choir, led by new Company C directors Katie Falk & Alex Stacy, that includes solos, small groups, and big production numbers.
CHS commons, 740 N. Freer, Chelsea. $15 (seniors & kids, $10) in advance by emailing ChelseaCoCtickets@gmail.com. [map]


 6 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Risks and Protective Factors of Dementia": Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.

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Scott Roberts, PhD of the University of Michigan will
present: "Risks and Protective Factors of Dementia." Dr.
Roberts is a Professor of Health Behavior & Health
Education at the University of Michigan School of
Public Health and the Outreach, Recruitment, and
Engagement Core Leader of the Michigan Alzheimer's
Disease Research Center.
Ann Arbor District Library- Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 734-232-2459. eefox@med.umich.edu [map]


 6-8:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. (except Feb. 27) and Feb. 24. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins with a safety & equipment orientation.
6 p.m. sharp (Sunday session, 1-5 p.m.), AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6-8 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Painting for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center instructors lead a directed acrylic painting activity on the theme "Abstract Landscape."
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6-7:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Great Lakes": U-M Museum of Natural History Science Café.

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Short presentations by U-M faculty TBA. Followed by discussion. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by hors d'oeuvres. Seating limited; arrive early.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 6-7:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Woodcarvers Club: Saline Area Senior Center.

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Tap your creative potential with a new hobby, Woodcarving. This group has a wealth of experience and multiple ideas to share. Free to members, 45+.
Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple Rd, Saline. Free. 7344299274. kenyonm@salineschools.org salineseniors.org [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or so, Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Vegan Cheese": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local vegans Amy Wilkins & Amy Wright discuss vegan cheeses, where to buy them, and how to make them at home. Tastings & recipes.
AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200.


 7-8 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Celebrating the Glittering Palaces of Detroit with the Pam Jaslove Trio": Chelsea District Library.

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A jazz trio led by area singer Pam Jaslove presents popular 1920s Jazz Age songs & stories about them.
CDL McKune Rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "An Evening of Poetry and the Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series.

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Featured Reader: Esperanza Cintrón is author of three books of poetry: Visions of a Post-Apocalyptic Sunrise, the Naomi Long Madgett Award-winning What Keeps Me Sane, and Chocolate City Latina. Her interconnected stories of Shades, Detroit Love Stories, was published by WSU Press. She has recent work in Manteca! An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets.
All writers welcome to read their own or other favorite poetry or short fiction
afterward at open mic. Hosted by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, and Dave Jibson
see our blog at Facebook/Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. Free. 734-665-2757. info@crazywisdom.net http://www.crazywisdom.net [map]


 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Literati Bookstore Feminist Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Bernardine Evaristo's 2019 novel Girl, Woman, Other, which follows the lives and struggles of 12 black British women.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:45 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Reading by Wayne County Community College literature professor Esperanza Cintrón, a Detroit native whose most recent work, Shades: Detroit Love Stories, is a collection of interconnected stories examining the choices individuals make in order to cope in a changing urban landscape. Followed by a poetry and short fiction open mic.
Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7-11 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http://bridgeclubs.org/index.php?id=289. 769-3994. [map]


 7 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna": Fathom Events.

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(Akiyoshi Hongo, 2020). Anime adventure about monsters living in a digital world. Japanese, subtitles.
Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: History of Science Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Deborah Cadbury's 2007 book Space Race: The Epic Battle Between America and the Soviet Union for Dominion of Space.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Open Rehearsal: The Arbor Consort.

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Every Wed. All singers invited to rehearse with this semi-professional a cappella ensemble that performs Renaissance and Victorian-era music in period dress. The Arbor Consort is the official madrigal group of the Michigan Renaissance Festival.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Dixboro United Methodist Church, 5221 Church Rd. Free. TheArborConsort.org. [map]


 7:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Choral Cavalcade": Huron High School.

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Performances by the Clague and Scarlett middle school choirs and the Huron choir.
7:30 p.m., HHS Meyers Auditorium, 2727 Fuller. $5. 994-2040. [map]


 7:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert": Fellowship for Performing Arts.

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A one-man show, starring NYC-based actor & director Max McLean, about the Chronicles of Narnia author C.S. Lewis and his spiritual journey from atheist to "the most reluctant convert [to Christianity] in all of England."
7:30 p.m., Power Center. Tickets $59-$89 (students, $5; U-M faculty, $20; age 29 & under, $30) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (muto.umich.edu) and at the door. 763-8587. [map]


 7:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Go Journal": Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Plymouth Green.

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Do you like to journal in the comfortable, social atmosphere of a coffeeshop? Then join our mid-week group to share in this rewarding pastime together!
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Plymouth Green, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free. 7343694568. hoagie@swplymouthgreen.com https://www.facebook.com/events/208413383641828/ [map]



 7:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Open rehearsal: The Arbor Consort.

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The Arbor Consort sings a cappella Renaissance music, performing at the Michigan Renaissance Festival in August and September, and pre-1920 Christmas carols performing in December. We perform in small groups of 4-8 singers. Looking for new singers in March/April. No fee to join. Costuming help is provided. After 2 rehearsals, attendees are invited to audition and join the group permanently.
Dixboro United Methodist Church, 5221 Church Road. Free. president@thearborconsort.org www.thearborconsort.org [map]



 8 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Alejandro Escovedo: The Ark.

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The founder of the seminal 80s cowpunk band Rank and File and No Depression magazine's 1990s Artist of the Decade, celebrated Austin-based roots-rock singer-songwriter Escovedo specializes in songs and ballads about moments of crisis and insight in ordinary lives, and his music is known for its blend of earthy emotional power and stylistic flexibility. "Musically, Alejandro Escovedo is in his own genre," says veteran Rolling Stone critic David Fricke. "[He's] a folk-blues classicist with a gritty, plaintive voice and an equal fondness for dirty boogie and spectral balladry." For this show, Escovedo showcases songs in Spanish from his latest album, The Crossing, a narrative recounting the experiences of two punk-loving Italian and Mexican migrants in the U.S.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and (if available) at the door. 761-1451. [map]



 8-10 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees also invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. 707-1284. [map]


 8 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Apr. 8, 22, & 30. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 9-11 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. except Mar. 4. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. (except Mar. 11; Michigan Union Pendleton Rm.). $5 (free for members & those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]


 9-11:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Music Trivia: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: "Silent Screams II"

Three local bands perform their original scores live from behind a screen as the audiences watches silent films. Program: Timesnake scores Fritz Lang's 1924 Die Nibelungen, B-Knox scores John S. Robertson's 1920 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and You Look Poor! scores Benjamin Christensen's 1922 Häxan. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Emma Aboukasm Quartet

Ensemble led by this local jazz singer, a recent U-M jazz studies grad. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde

Bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Jason Dennie and Tommy Reifel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Andrew Brown's Djangophonique Djangophonique

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by a local quartet led by guitarist Andrew Brown. With guitarist Erik McIntyre, clarinetist Tyler Rondo, and bassist Jorian Olk-Szost. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Omar Aragones

Detroit electronic R&B and soul singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Mash: Jason Dean

Local singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Old Town: Dan Bennett Trio

Local jazz ensemble led by saxophonist Bennett. With bassist Josef Deas & drummer Rob Avsharian. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Open Mike"

All acoustic musicians invited. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike

All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Judy Banker. [venue info]

 
 


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