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Calendar of Events

Sunday, December 19, 2021

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 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

Yoga with Cats: Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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Every Thurs. & Sun. (except Nov. 25). Huron Valley Humane Society humane education reps introduce all ages to the basics of hatha-style yoga, which integrates breath with movement. Also, interact with adoptable cats. Dress prepared to work out. Suitable for age 12 & up (all 16 & under must be accompanied by adult).
7:30-8:30 p.m. (Thurs.) & 8:30-9:30 a.m. (Sun.), Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson, ste. A1. $10. 661-3575. [map]

 10:45 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Interfaith Sunday Service: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for Sunday service via Zoom or in Person. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Free. Online. 7343270270. [map]

 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts, now in its 30th year.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market Pavilion, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center Sunday Talks.

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Every Sun. Talk by Jewel Heart resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche, followed by a discussion facilitated by Jewel Heart staffers.
For URL preregister at Free. 994-3387.

 11:15 a.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

Family Nativity: First Presbyterian Church.

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Family-oriented exhibit includes crèches (Nativity scenes) by church members. Livestream available: see
First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 1432 Washtenaw Ave. Free. Masks & vaccines required. 662-4466. [map]

 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to join a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. 846-9418,

 Noon-6 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 769-9610. [map]

 noon-4 p.m.  Free! 

"1st Annual Ypsilanti Holiday Extravaganza."

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Dec. 18. & 19. Holiday sale of works homemade crafts by 40 Ypsilanti-based artisans. Also, the Ypsilanti High School choir performs traditional holiday music along with multicultural folk songs, the youth band Holmes Blue Grizzlies performs a set TBA, and local guitarist-vocalist Eric Moore plays traditional folk and Irish music. The Michigan Firehouse Museum is open. Food vendors.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), Ypsilanti Freight House, 100 Market Pl., Ypsilanti. Free admission. [map]

 5:30-end time TBA.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Thurs. & Sun. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. Game materials provided.
5:30-9 p.m. (Sun.) & 5:30-10:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Bill's Beer Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. [map]

 12:55 p.m. 

"The Nutcracker": Fathom Events.

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Taped rebroadcast of the Bolshoi Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's perennially popular Christmas ballet about a little girl whose magical nutcracker doll transports her to a fairyland on Christmas Eve.
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 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Youthful Spirits Class for Young People": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Spiritual Classes for Young People via Zoom. Free, but donations are appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270.

 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"It's A Wonderful Life": Michigan Theater.

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Frank Capra's 1946 classic about a man who gets a second chance at life on Christmas Eve.
Michigan Theater. Free. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. For updated schedule, see [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

Cohousing Tours: Touchstone Cohousing.

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Sunday Tours of Ann Arbor's 3 cohousing communities have begun again! Cohousing creates a community of friends who work, share, learn, grow and play together. Our neighborhood feels like home to all who want to live and visit here. It is a comfortable space that supports both individual expression and shared experiences. The Ann Arbor area is unique in the US for having 3 cohousing communities. Tour all three condominium communities, Sunward, Great Oak, and Touchstone, and you'll get an idea of what it's all about.
Touchstone Common House, 560 Little Lake Drive. Free. 734-274-9110. [map]

 2 p.m.  Hybrid 

"All About the Trio": Kerrytown Concert House.

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U-M jazz piano professor Ellen Rowe presents the 2nd in this annual series of programs that covers different aspects of jazz trios. Today, she is joined by vibes player Cary Kocher in "Ring 'dem Bells!" a program of reimagined holiday classics by Cal Tjader, Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, and Gary Burton. With bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers. Livestream available at
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $13-$50 in advance online and at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 769-2999. [map]

 2 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]

 2:30-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Almost Solstice Mindfulness Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Elle Bogle and Mindful City Ann Arbor cofounder Julie Woodward lead a walking meditation to celebrate the transition into winter and the soon-to-be returning sun. Sturdy boots and layers recommended.
Fox Science Center, 2240 Peters Rd. Free. Space limited; to preregister email [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"It's a Wonderful Life": Bløm Meadworks "Sunday Meads + Movies"

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Screening of Frank Capra's 1946 classic about a man who gets a second chance at life on Christmas Eve. All ages welcome, but minors encouraged to be accompanied by adult.
Bløm, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free. Proof of vaccination required. 548-9729. [map]

 4-7 p.m. 

"The Cuisines of the Caribbean": Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

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End-of-the-year dinner party featuring Caribbean cuisine, which fuses elements of African, Creole, Cajun, Amerindian, European, Latin American, Indian/South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Chinese.
Ladies' Literary Club of Ypsilanti, 218 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti. $10 (members, $5); preregistration required at [map]

 4-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Secret to Superhuman Strength": LezRead Book Club.

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All queer women invited to discuss (via Zoom) Alison Bechdel's new graphic memoir, a comical chronicle of her lifelong fascination with fitness fads.
For URL see website. Free. 686-4956.

 4:30 p.m. 

"Amaruq's Journey": Spinning Dot Theatre.

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This local children's theater company presents an outdoor production of artist-in-residence Monica Kozakiewicz's short play about rekindling our light and finding our way. Set at sunset around a glowing outdoor igloo, the play is aimed at audience members ages 3-5 and their families. Preceded at 4:30 p.m. by various kids activities.
Wurster Park, 525 W. Madison. $10 suggested donation. Preregister at 585-5134. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Morgan's Organ

Local jazz organ trio led by organist Dale Grisa. With guitarist Ralph Tope and drummer Jesse Kramer. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Kate & KNein

A pair of Chicago musicians who have teamed up as a duo while making their way to NYC. 4-6 p.m. [venue info]


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