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Calendar of Events

Saturday, January 1, 2022






 
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 8 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. [map]


 8 a.m.  Free! 

"New Year's Bird Walk at Gallup Park": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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City ornithologist Juliet Berger & club member Matthew Spoor lead the first walk of the new year.
Meet at the Gallup Park playground parking lot, 3175 Gallup Park Road. Free. WashtenawAudubon.org. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"18th Annual FYA New Year's Day Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Distance, destination, and pace determined by the weather. 10-30 miles, 10-14mph. Bring water and your favorite post-ride beverage to toast the New Year.
Meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Preregister by PMing Mick Osman at (517) 285-6830. Free. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m. 

Lionel Train Exhibit: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Display of these classic model trains, produced since 1900, known for their solid construction and authentic detail.
Purchase or reserve tickets in advance at.aahom.org.


 12:55 p.m. 

"Cinderella.": Fathom Events.

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Live (Sat.) & taped (Wed.) broadcast of a Metropolitan Opera production of Jules Massenet's 1899 comic opera adapted from the classic fairy tale. This abridged 90-minute version, directed by Laurent Pelly, features an all-new English translation.
12:55 p.m. (Sat.), 1 & 6 p.m. (Wed. at Ann Arbor 20 only), 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. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Open Hours: All Hands Active.

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Every Sat. All invited to drop in to learn about and use tools, or even just share a project you are working on. Livestream available at MeetUp.com/AllHandsActive/events.
All Hands Active, basement of 255 E. Liberty ste. 225. Free; donations welcome. info@AllHandsActive.org.


 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]



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]

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz

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

 
 


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