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Calendar of Events

Friday, December 31, 2021






 
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 Noon-12:30 p.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]


 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

Tai Chi: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. 30 min. lesson (online and in-person) focusing on gentle Tai Chi for older adults. Beginners welcome.
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 Noon. 

U-M Women's Basketball.

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The U-M has home games this month vs. Akron (Dec. 5, 2 p.m.), Minnesota (Dec. 12, 2 p.m.), EMU (Dec. 22, 1 p.m.), and Ohio State (Dec. 31, noon).
Crisler Center. Tickets $6 & $8 at mgoblue.com/tickets. Mask required. 764-0247. [map]


 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Artists Open Studio": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Fri. All invited to bring your own crafty projects and work on them with others. Or, work from the materials provided. Call to reserve space.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $5 (members, $2). Masks required. bpatton@a2gov.org 794-6250. [map]


 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

"Walking Off the Pounds.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. Guided steps to walk in place. Online and in person (beginning Sept. 8).
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Tues. & Fri. if there is sufficient interest; call ahead.
2401 Plymouth Road. Free. 998-9353, info.tswp@umich.edu. [map]


 1-4 p.m. or so. 

Duplicate Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.

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Every Tues., Thurs., & Fri. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. Partners required on Fridays only. If you plan to come without a partner on Tuesday or Thursday, email ronmeade@comcast.net beforehand. Refreshments available.
Games start at 1-4 p.m. or so (arrive by 12:50 p.m.), City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave. $6 per person. Masks required. ronmeade@comcast.net. [map]


 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Capture The Flag Fridays": All Hands Active.

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Every Fri. All invited to try to capture a virtual flag by solving a computer security problem (or series of problems), ranging from basic computer usage to some programing. Led by AHA members; beginners welcome.
For URL preregister at MeetUp.com/AllHandsActive. Free, but donations required.


 7 p.m.  Hybrid 

"New Year's Eve with Pete Siers": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Jazz ensemble led by veteran local drummer Siers, with clarinetist Dave Bennett and pianist Cliff Monear. Livestream available at

KerrytownConcertHouse.com.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $35-$75 in advance online and at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 769-2999. [map]


 Midnight.  Free! 

"New Ewe Midnight Run."

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Noncompetitive 5-km run through the Old West Side and Water Hill neighborhoods to ring in the New Year.
Midnight sharp (course explanation begins at 11:50 p.m.), meet at the corner of Washington & 3rd St. Free. sestho@gmail.com.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 8 p.m. 

Event Cancelled. "The Comically Incorrect Holiday": Mind the Gap/The Theater Shop (formerly Emergent Arts).

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This short comic theater event about Christmas Eve has been cancelled.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. info@TheTheaterShop. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: "New Year's Eve Before During, & After Bash."

Dec. 30-Jan. 1. Headliner is Stormy Chromer, a popular local progressive jam-rock quartet. The lineup of local openers includes the jazz-inflected progressive funk-rock quartet Chirp, the rock, blues, and funk quintet Act Casual, the versatile local horn-fired funk sextet Sabbatical Bob, the rock 'n' roll quartet ZZvava, the psych-rock garage band Warlock's Grave, the self-styled "soulful music collective VioletSol, hip-hop MCs Tru Klassick and MC Kadence, the post-hip-hop synth-pop dance music Beanstalk, and the electronic downtempo dance musician Scüter. $20 (3-day pass, $50). [venue info]

Blue LLama: Low Down Brass Band

8-piece horn band from Chicago whose music layers dancehall and street rhythms with elements drawn from hip-hop, jazz, reggae, and soul. $150 (early show) & $300 (late show). 6 & 9 p.m. [venue info]

Club Above: Latin Night

DJ dance party. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz

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

Live: The Invasion

British Invasion cover quartet from Redford led by singer-guitarist David Roof. [venue info]

Mash: The Chris Canas Band

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

Zal Gaz Grotto: The Cellar Cats

An eclectic mix of rock 'n' roll, Motown, blues, soul, R&B, progressive rock, and swing by this ensemble of veteran local musicians fronted by singer-flutist Patty O'Connor, who plays keyboards and flute. With guitarist and harmonica player Myron Grant, guitarist Phil Ryski, keyboardist Mark Wight, bassist Terry Gordinier, drummer John Marion, and Charles Dayringer on congas, clarinet, and sax. 10 pm.-1 a.m. [venue info]

 
 


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