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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 11, 2022






 
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 8:30-10 a.m.  Free! 

t"Sunrise Nature": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Hike led by WCPARC naturalist Elle Bogle.
Weatherbee Woods Preserve, 8740 Warren Road, Plymouth. Free. Preregistration required at boglee@washtenaw.org (capacity limited to 12). [map]


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Ongoing Meditation, Teachings, and Practice.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Tues. Bilha Birman Rivlin of Still Mountain Meditation gives talks(via Zoom) on mindfulness practice for older adults.
For URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353.


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"The Democratization of Venture Capital Is Good for Michigan": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk (via Zoom) by U-M finance professor David Brophy. Fifth in a series of 10 monthly lectures.
For URL preregister at olli-umich.org. $80 (members, $55) for the 10-lecture series. $10 per lecture for members. Membership, $25 a year. 998-9351.


 TBA.  Free! 

Scrabble: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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All seniors invited to play. Available if there is sufficient interest; call ahead.
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]


 1-3 p.m. 

Supervised Play Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Non-duplicate bridge for practice. No partner needed.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $17 (members, $15). Mask required. For more information email bpatton@a2gov.org or call 794-6250. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Volunteer Info Session: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County.

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Volunteer Info Session to learn more about becoming a Big in our community based program, attend one of our weekly virtual Information Sessions.
Online. Free. Online. Jasmine.Edwards@bbbswashtenaw.org www.wcbbbs.org/big


 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"What Are the Invasives that Affect Soil?": Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division Stewards' Circle.

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All invited to join a discussion on how invasive plants affect the vital role of the soil in ecosystem health. Followed by a happy hour at Homes Brewery.
Veterans Memorial Park Meeting Room, 2150 Jackson Rd. Free. StewardshipNetwork.org. [map]


 6-9 p.m. or so.  Online 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their projects and swap tips.
Panera Bread, 903 W. Eisenhower. $2 monthly dues. Facebook.com (search "Ann Arbor Stitch 'n Bitch"), momofpipi@gmail.com. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Bibliolepsy": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Philippines-born PEN/Faulkner award-winning fiction writer and essayist Gina Apostol discusses (via Zoom) her 1997 debut novel, now available for the first time in the U.S. Set in the final years of the Marcos dictatorship, it tells the story of a young Filipino woman torn between her literary interests and the nascent revolution.
For URL see literatibookstore.com/event/2022-01. Free. 585-5567.


 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.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
Interfaith Center, 704 Airport Blvd, Ann Arbor. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467, info@HVharmonizers.org. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Trivia Night: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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Every Tues. All invited to form teams of 4 or so persons to compete in a 2-round family-friendly trivia contest on Zoom featuring a range of questions from entertainment and history to pop culture and geography. Solo competitors are matched up together.
For URL email burrbarr7@hotmail.com. Free.


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. Female singers invited to join the weekly virtual rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
For URL email Info@VoicesInHarmonyChorus.org. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.


 7-9 p.m. or so  Online 

"Bluegrass Jam Circle": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome. Masks required. For updates, see a2bluGrass.com.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5. Masks required. For updates, see a2bluGrass.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Letters to Martin: Meditations on Democracy in Black America" Book Release: Nicola's Books.

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Online interview of University of Kansas African & African American studies professor Randal Jelks about his new book. Q&A.
For URL, register at bit.ly/drjelks. Free. NicolasBooks.com.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Practical Buddhism": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center Sunday Talks.

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Jan. 11 & 25 Recorded talks by the late Jewel Heart founder Gelek Rimpoche. Followed by livestream discussion.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/practicalbuddhism. Free. 994-3387.


 7-10 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local Morris dancers lead participants in an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs, all sung via Zoom. No set program; all participants welcome to lead a song with a singable, reasonably easy-to-learn chorus.
For URL email bsagan@msu.edu. Free.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth": Literati Bookstore Eco Book Club.

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All invited to join a virtual discussion, led by local poet Alison Swan, of Tony Hiss's 2021 book.
For URL see literatibookstore.com/event/2022-01. Free. 585-5567.


 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Kingdoms": Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss (via Zoom) Natasha Pulley's latest novel, a genre bending alternate history about an amnesiac in a 19th-century England under French rule.
For URL email esrabkin@umich.edu. Free.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with the long-running group German Speakers Round Table.
7-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394. [map]


 7:30 p.m. or so 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Thurs. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular outdoor weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people). Prizes.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee that goes to the winning team. 665-2968. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Disfluency": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of Anna Baumgarten's 2021 Austin Film Festival-winning drama about the aftermath of trauma in a young woman's life. Followed by a Q&A with the director.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $10.50 (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8:50; MTF members, $8) in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 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 MichTheater.org. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Comedy Experiment": Beer Grotto.

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Every Tues. Stand-up showcase featuring sets by local comics TBA.
The Beer Grotto, 8059 Main, Dexter. Free. bit.ly/comedybeergrotto. [map]


 9 p.m. 

U-M Men's Basketball.

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The U-M also vs. MSU (Jan. 8, 2:30 p.m.), Purdue (Jan. 11, 9 p.m.), Maryland (Jan. 18, 7 p.m.), and Northwestern (Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m.).
Crisler Center. Masks required. Tickets $15 and up at mGOblue.com/tickets, 764-0247. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ark: Oliver Wood Trio

Rootsy blend of blues, folk, gospel and rock by this ensemble led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Wood. $22. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Re'Monda

Ensemble led by this Detroit jazz vocalist known for her sultry, soulful voice and a richly elegant style that blends elements of jazz, soul, blues, and gospel. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Anything Goes Open Stage"

"Anything Goes Open Stage." All acoustic musicians invited for an online version of this popular open mike. Hosted by Jim Novak. For online info, and to reserve a performing slot, see meetup.com/Ozs- Music-Songwriters-Open-Mic. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this veteran local ensemble led by trombonist Terry Kimura. [venue info]

 
 


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