Every Fri.-Sun.(except Jan. 1) & Jan. 17. Four different audiovisual planetarium shows suitable for all ages. The Sky Tonight (Fri.-Sun., 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.; Jan 17, 11:15 a.m. and 12:45 & 2:15 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky. Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs? (Fri.-Sun., 11:30 a.m.; Jan. 17, noon and 1:30 & 3 p.m.) explores the impact of an asteroid 66 million years ago, with footage from the first iridium layer found in Gubbio, Italy. Includes a brief star talk. Little Star that Could (Jan. 17, noon, 10:30 a.m.) tells the story of an average yellow star in search of planets of his own to protect and warm. Suitable for all ages 3-8. Includes a brief star talk. Big Astronomy (Fri.-Sun., 1:30 p.m.) focuses on 3 of the world's largest observatories in Chile's rugged Andes Mountains and arid Atacama Desert. Includes an abbreviated star talk.
U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. Masks required. 764-0478. [map]
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]
WCPARC naturalist Elle Bogle hosts a winter campfire cookout. Cooking gear provided, but bring your own food to prepare. Geared for ages 12 & up.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings Rd. $5 per group of 5 people or less. Preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (search Activity #IL461100). [map]
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]
Join us for a fun-filled day at the Enlightened Soul Center at our twice-monthly ESC Psychic Fairs. WHAT A GREAT WAY TO EXPLORE A VARIETY of readings and energy healing at one time, under one roof!
Admission: $5 at the door = FREE gift, FREE snacks, FREE parking
Readings & Energy Work: $2/minute (15-minute minimum)
Cash & credit/debit accepted
READERS for January 8:
1. NEW to the FAIR! Valerie Robinson - Clairvoyant Psychic Medium
2. Monique Peralta - Intuitive Tarot "Bruja"
3. Kat - Intuitive Art Interpretation & Card Reader
4. Nancy Lane - Intuitive Channel & Medical Intuitive
5. Shaila Solshine - The Generational Gypsy & Medium
6. Lucia - Intuitive Psychic Medium
7. Michelle Michael - Psychic Medium & Channel
ENERGY HEALERS for January 8:
1. NEW to the FAIR! Chelsea Disla - Intuitive Reiki & Massage
2. Amy Feger - Visionary Reiki + Soul Retrieval
3. Mary Thomas - White Light Healing
SPECIAL VENDOR for Jan. 8:
Enlightened Soul Center, 2711 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor 48108. 5.00. 734-358-0218. email@example.com https:
Canham Natatorium, 500 E. Hoover. Free. 764-0247. [map]
A great chance to explore what brings a laugh, and how to use it in your own stories, whether for performance or around the kitchen table. Difficult stories can hold more meaning with a balance of humor, and Steve Daut will guide us together to find unexpected sources for funny within any story you tell. This workshop is open to all so find a friend and invite them to join in for the fun of it!
Saturday, January 8, 2022, 1-3pm EST. - Find the Funny - facilitated by Steve Daut
The workshop is free to Guild members. There is a $15 fee for non-members.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Virtual Event, Zoom Meeting. Donation. $15. firstname.lastname@example.org
An online workshop for tellers facilitated by Steve Daut. 1-3pm. $15 (free for guild members). Preregistration required.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Preregister at https:
All invited to help remove invasive shrubs and vines to improve the Fleming Creek and Huron River floodplain. Wear long pants & closed-toe shoes.
Parker Mill County Park, 4650 Geddes Rd. Free. Preregistration required at firstname.lastname@example.org. [map]
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
All Hands Active, basement of 255 E. Liberty ste. 225. Free; donations welcome. info@AllHandsActive.org.
Local duo of Struder, a veteran jazz vocalist known for her passionate interpretations of standards, and guitarist Ragsdale. Dancing encouraged. Livestream available.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $10; preregistration required in advance only at rsvp.church
Join Licensed Sound Therapist, Rob Meyer-Kukan at 7 Notes Natural Health for this sonic journey designed to help you ring in the new year. Using over 40 different instruments (singing bowls, gongs, therapeutic harp, shruti box, and more), Rob will create a soundscape that will immerse you in peace and tranquility. Participants are encouraged to bring a written affirmation for the new year along with them.
Please bring a mat and any additional supports you would like for your comfort (blankets, pillows, bolster, eye pillow, etc). A limited supply of yoga blankets will be provided. Current COVID safety protocols will be observed. Please use the practice of personal accountability, as far as health goes prior to the event.
Investment: $40 Advanced Registration Required
Tickets can be purchased at: https:
7 Notes Natural Health, 3830 Packard Road, Suite 120. $40. 248-962-5475. email@example.com https:
Jan. 7-8. Sharp, clean New York comic who presents fresh angles on relatable topics in a warm, punchy style. His subjects range from the struggles of being a millennial to math to why Black people should take up archery. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 10 p.m. (Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $15 reserved seating in advance at etix.com before 6 p.m. the night of the show; $17 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
Jan 8, 21, & 29. Debut performances by the company's first 2 improv troupes. Followed by an opportunity for audience members to take part in short-form improv games.
8 p.m. performance, 10 p.m. open improv jam. $15, available at the door only. Ann Arbor Civic Theater (A2CT) Studio, 322 W. Ann Street. Mask and proof of vaccination required. 846-2492, civicimprov.org. [map]
Power Center. Tickets $30-57 (students $12-20), in advance at tickets.ums.org, at the Michigan League, by phone, and (if available) at the door. Mask and proof of vaccination (or negative Covid-19 PCR test) required. 764-2538. [map]
A series of 3 online talks: Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor discusses his plans to propose further responses to climate change. DNC Council on the Environment and Climate Crisis national chair Michelle Deatrick addresses the national party's climate change strategy. Chelsea Mayor Jane Pacheco and local school board members discuss hope-based responses to fear-based local election campaigns.
Via Zoom. For URL see washenawdems.org
Ark: The Yellow Room Gang
In-the-round performances by this group of 8 award-winning veteran Michigan songwriters who get together regularly to share their new work. Members are David Barrett, Jim Bizer, Annie Capps, Kitty Donohoe, Jan Krist, Matt Watroba, and Michael Hough & David Tamulevich of the local duo Mustard's Retreat. The Yellow Room Gang's eponymous compilation CD features new and older songs by each artist. $20.
Blind Pig: Wakefire
Detroit sextet whose repertoire is an eclectic mix of Celtic rock, Slavic punk, Americana folk-rock, and baroque pop Openers: Pictus, a nationally touring Michigan trio whose repertoire is rooted in traditional Celtic music and dance featuring Highland pipes, drums, & pennywhistle. Crossbow, a 10-piece Celtic music ensemble from Allendale that plays traditional jigs and reels, along with folk and world music-oriented covers. $15.
Blue LLama: The New Day Collective
Horn-fired jazz-funk fusion by this Detroit septet that plays the music of the Brecker Bros. and Snarky Puppy, along with some originals.
Club Above: "Bridging the Gap."
Hip-Hop showcase with several local hip-hop acts TBA.
Earle: Rick Burgess Trio
Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists.
Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz
Jazz originals and standards by a local ensemble led by singer- bassist Rob Crozier.
Mash: Nick Orr
Local singer-songwriter & guitarist, a member of the funk-rock jam quartet Pajamas. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: Twenty TwentyFour
Toledo ensemble whose music is an eclectic, danceable mix of jazz, funk, R&B, soul, and rock.
Ravens Club: Palm Grease
Local jazz-funk fusion ensemble with saxophonist Bobby Streng, guitarist Kris Kurzawa, bassist Damon Warmack, and drummer Jesse Kramer.
Ypsi Alehouse: Cliff & the Bass Player
Classic rock 'n' roll and country covers, along with some originals, by this local duo led by singer-songwriter and 6-string guitarist Cliff Mulvihill. 5-7 p.m.
Ypsi Alehouse: Devyn Mitchell
Plymouth pop-folk singer-songwriter. 2-3 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Canceled: Salmagundi
Local horn-powered Motown/Memphis soul tribute band featuring vocalist Sheila Rhodes. 8-11 p.m.
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