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]
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]
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Neuroscientist Erik Wong, a University of British Columbia psychiatry professor, leads a discussion online about the neurobiology of behavior, from violence and anger to depression.
Via Zoom only. For URL, contact email@example.com. Free. 662-4536.
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]
Every Sun. Livestream talk by Jewel Heart resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche, followed by a discussion facilitated by Jewel Heart staffers. The Jan. 9 topic is "Jakata Tales," the Indian canon of 547 poems, dated 300 BC-400 AD, that concern the previous births of Gautama Buddha in both human and animal form.
For URL preregister at bit.ly
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, hac-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com.
Jan. 9, 17, & 22. All invited to help remove invasive plants in city parks. Bring water and wear a mask, long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves, and maintain a 6-foot distance from others at all times; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver. Jan. 8: Leslie Woods Nature Area. Meet at the park entrance, north end of Upland Dr., north of Plymouth Rd. Jan. 17: Barton Nature Area MLK Day of Service. Meet at the Barton Dam parking lot on Huron River Dr. Jan. 22: Kuebler Langford Nature Area. Meet at the park entrance on Beechwood Dr., north of Sunset Rd.
Various locations. Free, preregistration required at vhub.at
Sunday Tours of Ann Arbor's 3 cohousing communities happen rain or shine! 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. Tours@Touchstonecohousing.org touchstonecohousing.org [map]
Hike led by WCPARC naturalist Kelsey Dehring.
Leonard Preserve, dead end of Union St. north off Main west of M-52, Manchester. Free. Preregistration required at firstname.lastname@example.org (capacity limited to 12).
Yeo Ryeong Ahn conducts this ensemble of musicians from the U-M medical and life sciences staff in Aaron Copland's buoyant Outdoor Overture, Florence Price's spiritual-inspired Piano Concerto in One Movement, and Dvořák's epic New World Symphony.
Hill Auditorium. Free. Masks required. 936-ARTS. [map]
Screening of Peter Mortimer & Nick Rosen's 2021 Documentary about the elusive Canadian daredevil mountain climber Marc-André Leclerc.
Bløm, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free. Proof of vaccination required. 548-9729. [map]
Every Sun. All invited to compete in a 6-game tournament, followed by a playoff among the top scorers. Cash prizes for top 3 or 4 players.
Pinball Pete's, 1214 South University. $1 entry fee plus 75 cents to $1 per game. email@example.com, 213-2502. [map]
Veteran journalists Mark Bowden and Matthew Teague join New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker to discuss (via Zoom) their latest book, a week-by-week account of the effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
For URL preregister at literatibookstore.com
Ark: Drew Nelson
Grand Rapids-based Americana roots-rock singer-songwriter, a Navy veteran, fly fisherman, and world traveler whose CD Tilt-a-Whirl, released on the durable folk label Red House, drew praise from AllMusic reviewer James Allen for its thoughtful lyrics. $20.
Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session
All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session.
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