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Calendar of Events

Saturday, December 11, 2021






 
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 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a run of 3-5 miles along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session every Tues. 6 p.m., at 5700 Jackson Rd. Rain or shine.
8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd. and 6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty. Free. 929-9022 (Sat.) & 769-5016 (Mon.). [map]


 8 a.m. 

"Gulls Galore at Salem Landfill": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Tentative. WAS members Rob French and Mike Sefton lead a trip (in WAS vans) to the Arbor Hills Landfill in Salem Township to look for unusual species of gulls. Dress for the weather. For updates, see washtenawaudubon.org/event.
Meet at the Park-n-Ride lot, Plymouth Rd. at US-23. Price TBA. Space limited, preregistration required at WashtenawAudubon.org.


 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Annual Holiday Sale: Kiwanis Center.

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Every Fri. & Sat. through Dec. 18. Sale of used seasonal gifts and decorations, sporting goods, kitchen items, collectables, books, jewelry, office supplies, furniture, and more.
Kiwanis Center West, 102 N. Staebler. Free admission. 368-9738. [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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Dec. 11 & 12. ​​About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5. HuronGunCollectors.com (517) 546-4710. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

parkrun USA.

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Every Sat. All invited to join a timed 5-km run/walk.
Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt Rd. Free, but first-timers are requested to preregister at parkrun.us/Lillie. lillie@parkrun.com, facebook.com/LillieParkRun. [map]


 9:40 a.m. 

Donation Morning Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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This class is a great way to begin your day. Wake up your body and mind with slow flow and gentle stretches.
When you come to the studio, remove your shoes at the door, and take your belongings to your yoga space. You will be checked in at the door.
Choose an option to donate from $10-$20, or use a class package. Register on Eventbrite. on our website, or on Mindbody.
(Mota Thai Yoga is located at 416 W. Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.)
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. $10-20 Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Dance Showcase": Akshara Rasa Festival.

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Four accomplished native performers of Indian classical dance present (virtually) 3 different styles of traditional dance: Mohiniyattam, Bharatanatyam, and Kathak. Followed by a panel discussion with the dancers. Akshara is a local organization devoted to the classical arts of India.
Online at aadl.org/rasafestival. Free. facebook.com/rasafestival.


 10 a.m.-noon.  Free! 

"Family Nature Adventures: Holiday Nature Craft": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalists Kelsey Dehring, Shawn Severance, and Elle Bogle lead a hands-on introduction to doing various crafts using found natural materials. Bonfire and hot cocoa.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings Rd. (north off North Territorial), Whitmore Lake. Free. Space limited; preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (registration #821002). [map]


 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Holiday Pop-Up Craft & Vendor Fair": King of Kings Lutheran Church.

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Sale of handmade gifts, soaps, specialty foods, and more.
King of Kings, 2685 Packard. Free admission. Masks required. 255-0118. [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 200 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. ofGlobal@aol.com. [map]


 11 a.m. 

"Donation YinYasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Yinyasa Yoga is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. The Vinyasa postures flow from one to the next to create internal heat. The Yin postures are held for longer periods of time to allow the muscles to relax and the connective tissues to be gently stretched. Appropriate for all levels.
When you come to the studio, remove your shoes at the door, and take your belongings to your yoga space. You will be checked in at the door.
Choose an option to donate from $10-$20, or use a class package. Register on our website (www.motathaiyoga.com), or on Mindbody.
(Mota Thai Yoga is located at 416 W. Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.)
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. $10-20 Donation. info@motathaiyoga.com motathaiyoga.com [map]



 11 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

11th Annual Tiny Expo: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Show and sale of holiday gifts by 45 local artists and crafters.
AADL Downtown lobby, 343 S. Fifth. Free admission. 327-4200, TinyExpo.com. [map]


 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Grand Opening and Holiday Show and Sale: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Dec. 10-12. Display of both functional and decorative ceramics by 21 Yourist studio artists. This annual show also celebrates the opening of Yourist's spacious new facility. Masks required.
4-8 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), & 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.), 6087 Jackson Rd. Free. Youristpottery.com, 662-4914. [map]



 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Holiday Artist Market: The Guild of Artists & Artisans.

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Every Tues.-Sat., Nov. 26-Dec. 23. Holiday sale of works in various media and styles by over 60 jury-selected artists.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Tues.-Thurs.) & 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.). Free admission. 662-3382, elizabeth@TheGuild.org. [map]


 11 a.m. & 12:30,1:30 & 2:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Fri.-Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows. Expedition Reef (11 a.m.) explores the life cycle of coral reefs and what scientists are doing to keep coral bleaching events at bay. Sky Tonight (12:30 & 2:30 p.m.) shows off of the current night sky. Sea Monsters (1:30 p.m.) follows an animated Late Cretaceous water creature though the great inland sea that divided North America in 2.
U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. Masks required. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Volunteer Info Session: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County.

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Volunteer Info Session to learn more about becoming a Big in our community based program, attend one of our weekly virtual Information Sessions.
Online. Free. Online. Jasmine.Edwards@bbbswashtenaw.org www.wcbbbs.org/big


 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Celebrate Kookie and Cookie Christmas Party": MacTechnics.

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All invited to share their most memorable experiences relating to discovery or personal growth with Mac or Apple products. Mac questions of any kind welcome.
For URL email Contact@MacTechnics.org. Free. MacTechnics.org.


 Noon-8 p.m. 

Santa: Briarwood Mall.

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Nov. 26-Dec. 24. All kids invited to sit with Santa or visit from a distance; photos available for purchase. Note: Santa takes breaks 3-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. only.
Mon.-Sat. noon-8 p.m. and Sun. noon-6 p.m., Briarwood Von Maur court. Appointments encouraged at simon.com/santa. 769-9610. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Christmas at Rentschler Farm": Saline Area Historical Society.

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Dec. 11 & 12. A re-creation of a Depression-era Christmas, with natural decorations. Other activities TBA.
Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Pay-what-you-can. SalineHistory@Frontier.com, 944-0442. [map]


 12:15 p.m. 

"Suspension-Extension Coyopa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Yoga--unlike other yoga class you've taken before. This high intensity class uses straps (similar to TRX) to stretch muscles that can be difficult to stretch in other exercises. Class starts with stretching, moving to a flow sequence that will get the heart rate up. The straps are used to help balance and stretch deeper (and safely) into yoga postures. Usually you will feel the stretches in your tighter/weakest muscles first. Your first couple classes may be intense, but if you continue to come to this class, you will notice big changes! This class can help build strength, relieve pain, release tension, increase flexibility, and prevent injury. The studio will be heated between 90-95 degrees for this class, so bring a water bottle. Your first class at the studio is free!
You can park in the studio's parking lot for free. Same parking lot as the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with a red buddha on it. Pre-register on our website (www.motathaiyoga.com) or on Mindbody.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $15 drop in (or package prices). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 12:55 p.m. 

"The Magic Flute": Fathom Events.

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Taped rebroadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's abridged, English-language version of Mozart's enchanting opera, at once a love story, a whimsical comedy, an adventure filled with sinister deceptions, and a celebration of the power of music. Directed by Julie Taymor.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973-8424), Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500). Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door.


 1-3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

41st Annual Winter Festival: Rudolf Steiner School.

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Online this year, featuring livestream crafting demos, music and other entertainment TBA, and a raffle. Geared towards children age 12 & under.
For URL see steinerschool.org/support/winterfestival.cfm. Free. 995-4141.


 1-6 p.m. 

"Mini Art Fair & Bazaar": Dreamland Theater.

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Dec. 3, 11, & 18. With works in various media by local artists.
4-9 p.m. (Fri.) & 1-6 p.m. (Sat.), Dreamland Theater, 26 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti. Donation optional. Masks required. info@DreamlandTheater.com. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Stewardship Saturday": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All invited to help remove invasive shrubs in less-traveled public areas. Be prepared for working off-trail. No experience necessary; tools and know-how will be provided.
Park Lyndon North, 18801 N. Territorial, Chelsea. Free. Space limited; preregistration required by emailing carlislec@washtenaw.org. [map]


 2-5 p.m.  Online 

56th Annual Community Messiah Sing.

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All people capable of reading and performing vocal parts are invited to join (via Zoom) this venerable local seasonal tradition, a friendly, informal, unrehearsed performance of Handel's beloved oratorio, directed by Richard Ingram. Over 100 singers usually participate, including professionals, semiprofessionals, serious amateurs, families, and church choirs. Orchestra players are welcome to play along. Scores provided online. (The Prout edition, published by Schirmer, is used.) In-person option, if any, TBA.
For URL and other updates, see facebook.com (search "Ann Arbor Community Messiah Sing"). a2messiahsing@gmail.com.


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Monthly Chapter Meeting: Ann Arbor 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 are currently hosted on Zoom to accomodate COVID restrictions and consist of action team check-ins and local discussion of actions.
Online on Zoom, Email for Zoom Link. Free. Online. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org http://annarborccl.org/



 2 p.m. 

"Give 'Em Hell Harry": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Dec. 8-12. Iowa-based actor Fred Grandy, a talk-show host and former U.S. congressman, presents Samuel Gallu's 1975 one-man show about the feisty 33rd president-and onetime haberdashery entrepreneur-Harry "The Buck Stops Here" Truman.
7:30-9:30 p.m. (Wed., Thurs., & Fri.) & 2-4 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $46 (ages 62 & up and 17 & under, $44) in advance at TheEncoreTheatre.org. Masks required. 268-6200. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Solstice Celebration": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All ages 7-11 invited to join WCPARC naturalists Kelsey Dehring, Shawn Severance, and Elle Bogle on a brief walk, followed by a bonfire and chance to share favorite nature moments. Holiday-themed treats and hot drinks.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings Rd. (north off North Territorial), Whitmore Lake. Free. Space limited; preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (registration #821004). [map]


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"On the Road for Climate Action": The Citizens Climate Lobby.

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CCL-Ann Arbor group leader Ginny Rogers demonstrates (via Zoom) how electromagnetic induction works in at-home cooking appliances and discusses its benefits. (New, eco-friendly methods of powering appliances is a key component of the A2Zero carbon neutrality plan.) Followed by a general discussion on club affairs.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/inductioncookingdemo. Free. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org, 657-3150.


 2 p.m. 

"The Nutcracker Suite and Spirit of the Season": Ann Arbor Dance Classics.

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Dec. 11 & 12. Young local dancers perform excerpts of Tchaikovsky's Christmas ballet. 2 p.m., Milan High School Performing Arts Center, 200 Big Red Dr., Milan. Tickets $18 (seniors & youth, $16) in advance by phone and at the door. 302-4248.
Milan High School Performing Arts Center, 200 Big Red Dr., Milan. Tickets $18 (seniors & youth, $16) in advance by phone and at the door. 302-4248. [map]


 2:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

End of Year Celebration: Common Cycle.

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Join us for a celebration of a unique year! Mingle with other Common Cycle users, volunteers, and patrons, and learn about our plans for the future.
We'll provide pizza, hot beverages, and other refreshments around the Bandemer Park fire pit.
Bring yourselves, your warm gear, and stories from a fun year at Common Cycle. All are invited to attend, including friends and family!
Meet us at Bandemer Park starting at 2:30PM, or join our bike train from the Kerrytown Farmer's Market at 2:00PM.
See. You. There!
Bandemer Park, 1352 Lake Shore Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. jessie@commoncycle.org commoncycle.org [map]



 3 p.m. 

"The Short and Suite Nutcracker": Randazzo Dance Company.

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Dec. 10-12. Sara Randazzo and Roya Panahi direct this local company of young dancers in a holiday program highlighted by ballet set to excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, including Clara and the Nutcracker Prince recounting their fight with the evil Mouse Queen and their journey to the enchanted land where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, Mother Ginger, and her little Gumdrops. The varied program begins with a showcase of 19th century dances and jazz and tap dances with a live Miles Davis score by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, trumpeter Mark Kirschenmann, and keyboardist Rick Roe.
7 p.m. (Fri.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $15-$25 in advance at muto.umich.edu and at the door. Masks & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. RandazzoDanceCompany.com.


 3 p.m. 

"A Boychoir Christmas": Boychoir of Ann Arbor.

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Boychoir music director John Boonenberg leads this local ensemble of boys ages 7-18, accompanied by First United Methodist Church organist Naki Sung-Kripfgans, in its 35th annual Christmas concert. The program opens with the traditional processional "Once in Royal David's City," with the 1st verse sung by a solo boy, and concludes with John Gardner's "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day." Also, Glenn Rudolph's setting of Thomas Troeger's moving "The Dream Isaiah Saw," John Rutter's classic Christmas anthem "Christ is the Morning Star," Steven Heitzeg's evocative setting of E.E. Cummings' "little tree," Elaine Hagenberg's vivacious "Alleluia," a beautiful setting of "Away in a Manger" by British composer David Hill, and John Tavener's transcendent "Awed by the Beauty." Audience sing-alongs of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and "O Come, All Ye Faithful" are kicked off with a soaring Boychoir descant verse. This concert usually sells out.
3 p.m. (doors open at 2:40 p.m.), Concordia University Chapel of the Holy Trinity, 4090 Geddes. Tickets $20 (youths 17 & under, free) in advance at BoychoirA2.EventBrite.com & Tickets@a2BoyChoir.org, and at the door. Masks required. 663-5377. [map]


 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. 

"An Almost British Christmas": Theatre Nova.

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Every Fri.-Sun., except Dec. 25 & 31, Dec. 3-Jan. 2, and Dec. 22 & 23. Carla Milarch directs the premiere of her and R. MacKenzie Lewis's seasonal comedy about what happens when 2 unsophisticated Americans attempt a Panto, a British pantomime that blends children's stories with a bit of vaudeville sensibility to create a raucous family entertainment. Cast: Bryana Hall, Dan Morrison, and Monica Spencer.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat. and Dec. 22 & 23), 3 p.m. (Sat. only), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron St. Tickets $25 (kids age 16 & under, $10). Masks & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 48 hours). 635-8450. [map]


 3-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Night of Christmas Joy": Peace Lutheran Church.

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An evening of family-friendly entertainment, highlighted by Nativity scene walk-thrus (every 30-minutes on the half hour), pictures with Santa, a cookie decorating contest, and caroling led by Friends in Harmony choir. Also, live animals and a Christmas-themed raffle.
Peace Lutheran Church, 8260 Jackson Rd. Free admission. 424-0899. [map]


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Know Obstacles: Oz's Music Environment.

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All invited to play instruments, sing songs, and tell jokes with members of this band for kids and adults with special needs. Spectators welcome.
Oz's Music, 1920 Packard. Free. Masks required. 662-8283. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Holiday Hustle": Running Fit Events.

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Competitive 5-km run/walk with awards for the top 3 finishers in various age categories. Medals for all finishers. Knit beanies for all participants. Preceded at 4 p.m. by a 1-mile fun run.
Monument Park, downtown Dexter. $39 (fun run, $29; fun run age 17 & under, $19) through noon on Dec. 9; $45 (fun run, $35; fun run age 17 & under, $25) on race weekend. Preregistration available at RunHoliday5k.com. 929-9022.


 6:30-9 p.m. 

Murder Mystery Dinner Show: The Dinner Detective Ann Arbor.

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Dinner while actors masquerading as fellow diners enact a hilarious murder mystery in which actual audience members may find themselves a prime suspect.
Ann Arbor Marriott, 1275 S. Huron, Ypsilanti. $65 includes gratuity; preregistration required at TheDinnerDetective.com/ann-arbor/murder-mystery-tickets-showtimes. (866) 496-0535. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

U-M Men's Basketball.

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The U-M has home games this month vs. San Diego State (Dec. 4, 1 p.m.), Minnesota (Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m.), Southern Utah (Dec. 18, 7 p.m.), and Purdue-Fort Wayne (Dec. 21, 7 p.m.).
Crisler Center. Tickets $20 at mgoblue.com/tickets. Masks required. 764-0247. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Hybrid 

Peter Madcat Ruth: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth Cafe 704.

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World-renowned veteran local harmonica wiz whom Dave Brubeck once praised as one of the world's "great jazz soloists." He has a massive repertoire of blues, jazz, folk, and rock tunes, along with several fine originals and songs by other contemporary composers. With 2 local world music stars, percussionist John Churchville and multi-instrumentalist Tyler Duncan. Livestream available.
7-9 p.m. Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $10; preregistration required at https://rsvp.church/r/pI4u8kI2. Masks required. 327-0270. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

Winter Showcase: Salto Dance Company.

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This U-M student dance troupe performs original pieces in a variety of styles, including classical ballet, jazz, and modern dance.
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. $10 (students, $8). Masks required. SaltoDance@umich.edu. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"A Year With Frog and Toad": EMU Theatre Department.

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Dec. 3-5, 11, & 12. EMU theater lecturer Jennifer Felts directs EMU students in Willie and Robert Reale's bubbly Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Arnold Lobel's warmly comic stories about these animal friends who stick together through thick and thin. The musical follows them as they awake in the spring from a long sleep to plant gardens, swim their way through summer, rake leaves in the fall, and go sledding as the weather turns colder. Along the way, they encounter a variety of colorful characters as they learn about life and friendship. Aimed at theatergoers age 5 & older. On Dec. 5 only, a "sensory friendly" performance for audience members with autism or other sensory sensitivities.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Sponberg Theatre, Ford St. (off Lowell at Jarvis), Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (seniors age 60 & over, $12; students, $12; kids ages 6-12, $7) in advance at EMUtix.com, by phone (487-2282), and at the door. Masks required. 487-1220, emich.edu/EMUtheatre.


 7 p.m. 

"The Nutcracker": Dance Alliance.

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Dec. 11 & 12. Lisa Darby Clark directs local dancers and members of Jazz Dance Theater in Dance Alliance's 24th annual production of Tchaikovsky's ballet.
7 p.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sun.), Ellen Ewing Performing Arts Center, Saline High School, 1300 Campus Pkwy., Saline. Tickets $16 in advance at Dance Alliance Dec. 4 & 11, 9:30 a.m.-noon, and at the door. Masks required. DanceAlliance@comcast.net. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Treasure Island": Father Gabriel Richard High School Drama Club.

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Dec. 9-12. Elizabeth Champion directs this student theater ensemble in a production of Ken Ludwig's 2018 adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel about a boy who gets swept up in a swashbuckling high seas adventure with the charismatic pirate Long John Silver. 7 p.m.
(Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Ypsilanti Community High School Auditorium, Packard & Hewitt. Tickets $10 (kids, $5; families, $30). Masks required. echampion@fgrhs.org.


 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. 

Mike Geeter: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Dec. 10 & 11. Pontiac stand-up comic known for witty shows that draw on the trials and tribulations of fatherhood and marriage as well as his upbringing in a family of 17 kids. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) and 9:30 p.m. (Sat. only), 212 S. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15 reserved seating in advance, $17 general admission at the door (capacity reduced). 996-9080, aaComedy.com. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Candlelight Concert": EMU Music Department.

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EMU choral director Brandon Johnson leads the EMU choirs in a festive program featuring traditional carols, a string quartet, dancing, poetry, and more.
EMU Pease Auditorium, 494 College Pl., Ypsilanti. Tickets $20 (students, $10; entire immediate family, $75) in advance at EventBrite.com. 487-0280.


 8 p.m. 

U-M Ice Hockey.

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This month's schedule includes home games vs. Minnesota (Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m. & Dec. 4, 7 p.m.), Ohio State (Dec. 10, 7 p.m. & Dec. 11, 8 p.m.), Michigan Tech (Dec. 29, 7 p.m.), and WMU (Dec. 30, 7 p.m.).
Yost Ice Arena, 1016 S. State. Tickets $10 and up. Mask required. mtickets@umich.edu, 764-0247. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Allman Family Revival": Live Nation.

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An evening of music to celebrate the life and work of Southern rock legend Gregg Allman, highlighted by a performance by the Allman Betts Band, a blues and blues-rock band fronted by singer-songwriter-guitarists Devon Allman and Duane Betts, the sons of Gregg and Allman Brothers Band cofounder Dickey Betts. Also, renowned pedal steel guitar "sacred steel" virtuoso Robert Randolph, the laid-back acoustic pop-rock singer-songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Lilly Hiatt (John Hiatt's daughter), North Mississippi Allstars frontmen (and John Dickinson's sons) Cody and Luther Dickinson, blues-rock guitarist Eric "Raw Dawg" Gales, British blues-rock singer-guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor, singer & harmonical player Jimmy Hall, former Allman Brothers Band bassist Lamar Williams Jr., and others TBA.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $35-$125 in advance at TicketMaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets, and (if available) at the door. Masks & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12. (800) 745-3000. [map]


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"The Winter Wolf": The Penny Seats Theatre.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Dec. 3-18. Julia Glander directs veteran local playwright Joseph Zettelmaier's fantasy about a young girl who, in an effort to save her beloved grandfather, traps the Winter Wolf, a legendary creature that serves Time by hunting people in their old age. Cast: Amanda Buchalter, Julia Garlotte, Allyson Miko, Jeremy Salvatori, and Robert Schorr. Suitable for ages 10 & up.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Stone Chalet Inn, 1917 Washtenaw Ave. Tickets $15 (seniors, $12; kids age 12 & under, $10), in advance at PennySeats.org and (if available) at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 926-5346. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ark: 14th Annual Ebird & Friends Holiday Show Live at the Ark

Dec. 10 & 11. Erin Zindle, the fiery fiddling frontwoman of the classy local eclectic band the Ragbirds who has also released a solo CD, Scenes from the Fragile, Agile Avian World, is joined by several established and up-and-coming luminaries of the Michigan music scene for her very popular annual program of new and old holiday music, now in its 12th year. $35. 8 p.m. (Dec. 10 & 11) & 2 p.m. (Dec. 11). [venue info]

Blind Pig: "Christmas Jingle X"

With Dark Rising, Circus, General 11, Stompbox, and The Pink 50s. $15. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Samara Joy

Jazz ensemble led by 21-year-old NYC vocalist Joy, winner of the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. $85. 6 & 8:30 p.m. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz

Jazz originals and standards by a local ensemble led by singer- bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Mash: Matt Gabriel

Grand Rapids singer-songwriter whose music draws on an eclectic mix of genres, from pop and rock to folk and country. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds

Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Poor Player

Detroit Americana alt-country quartet. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: The Sound Dogs

An eclectic, danceable mix of blues, jazz, and vintage rock by this local sextet led by guitarist Jack Scheerer and fronted by his wife, vocalist Surry Scheerer. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Otter River

Local outlaw & classic country sextet. [venue info]

 
 


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