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]
Jan. 15-17. A weekend of community service activities geared towards individuals and families.
All weekend, various locations; for complete schedule and updates see facebook.com
"Sermon": Davóne Tines & The Philadelphia Orchestra (University Musical Society Digital Presentation).more >
"Sermon": Davóne Tines & The Philadelphia Orchestra (University Musical Society Digital Presentation).< less
Jan. 14-24. Bass-baritone Tines, accompanied by the Philadelphia Orchestra, performs this program that intersperses readings with 3 songs, all on social justice themes. The music is highlighted by "You Want the Truth, but You Don't Want to Know" from Anthony Davis's opera X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, a role Tines will perform at Michigan Opera Theatre in May. Also, "Vigil," a song dedicated to the memory of Breonna Taylor that Tines co-wrote with Igee Dieudonné, and "Shake the Heavens" from John Adams' Nativity oratorio El Niño. This free online presentation is in anticipation of the Philadelphia Orchestra's upcoming UMS concerts in March.
Anytime from Jan 14 until Jan. 24. For URL, go to ums.org
Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a run of 3-5 miles along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session every Tues. 6 p.m., at 5700 Jackson Rd. Rain or shine.
8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd. and 6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty. Free. 929-9022 (Sat.) & 769-5016 (Mon.). [map]
Ages 10+ (accompanied by an adult) invited to come on a naturalist-guided nature walk.
Park activity center, 8801 N. Territorial Rd., Dexter. Preregistration required. $3 (adults $5). $10 vehicle entry fee. metroparks.com
Reiki is a Japanese spiritual practice that supports healing and personal development. The word Reiki roughly translates to "spiritual energy". Practicing the system of Reiki helps to restore a sense of balance, relaxation, and a general sense of well-being. If you are looking for a natural, non-invasive, and simple method of healing, you should give Reiki practice a try.
During a Reiki session, clients remain fully clothed as the practitioner places their hands on and/or close to the client's body in order to facilitate a space for healing.
In this training, we will cover the concepts of Reiki III or Reiki Master training, including all reiju/attunements. Upon completion, students will receive a certificate of completion suitable for personal and professional practice.
Reiki III Training fee is $500.
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm with a 60 minute break
Sunday 10 am - 5 pm with a 60 minute break
Registration can be found at https:
7 Notes Natural Health, 3830 Packard Road, Suite 120. $500. 248-962-5475. email@example.com https:
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]
MacTechnics members lead a discussion (via Zoom) on the technology that allows sharing across devices, including movies, podcasts, and augmented reality. Mac questions of any kind welcome.
For URL email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free. MacTechnics.org.
Parks & Rec staff lead a hike to show and discuss the ways hibernating and hibernation-like strategies help with winter survival. Bring a warm coat and questions.
Marsh View Meadows, 300 E. Textile. $7 for Pittsfield residents (nonresidents, $10); preregistration required (space limited to 25) at pittsfield-mi.gov
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.
Jan. 15 & 22. Docent-led tours of the museum. Jan. 15: "Tiny Objects, Big Stories." Virtual tour highlighting small items in the museum's collection. Jan. 22: In-person look at "Hidden Treasures of the Kelsey."
For URL (Jan. 15) see lsa.umich.edu
Jan. 14 & 15. U-M student Audrey Tieman directs this student theater ensemble in a performance of her original work, a semi-allegorical self-styled "TEDtalk meets movement" performance depicting a child as it learns about the world through art and design principles by playing with Froebel Gifts, educational toys developed in the early 1800's by the inventor of Kindergarten. Set to original score by music students Ryo Kamibayashi and Zac Mitchell.
U-M Walgreen Drama Center Studio 1, 1226 Murfin. Free. Masks required. facebook.com
This Saturday, 7 pm, local residents will be having a Story Slam / Nerd Nite / whatever over zoom! Do you have a story that you want to tell? Do you have some specialized knowledge that you would like to share with people? If so, let's log in for a socially-distanced, safe, fun, free and non-judgmental evening of talking! (If you just want to log in and listen to some interesting stories, that is fine; you do not have to make a presentation.) PM me for the zoom link.
123 Internet Street, 123 Internet Street. Free. Online. email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Jan. 14-15. LA-based comic who shares endearing, embarrassing, incidents from his life in a gee-whiz style. Jackson's former incarnation as a middle school teacher provides fodder for many of his stories. 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 13-16. New works by local playwrights. Jan 13: Brian Cox directs Nathan Corliss's Immutable in a guest production by the local PencilPoint TheatreWorks. Jan: 14 Trevor Maher directs 4 one-act plays,: Teresa Stankiewicz's The Pink TBathtub Murders, Hank Greenspan's Boxes, David Bishir's Tilting at Eternity, and Shawntai Brown's When the Moon Yells. Jan 15:Veronica Long directs 3 one-act plays: Jill Halpern's The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Brian Cox's Wishbone, and Catherine Zudak's Mortal Fools. Jan 16:Maegan Murphy directs 4 one-act plays: Ann Eskridge's Tradition, Gabriel Semrau's The Food Jeepney, Alessia Fionda's Jubilee, and Jacquelyn Priskorn's Barnwood and Blue Roses. 8 p.m.
A2CT Studio, 322 W. Ann St. $10, available at a2ct.org. Mask and proof of vaccination required. 971-2228, email@example.com. [map]
"Innovation & Audacity: The Complete Piano Sonatas of Alexander Scriabin - Part 1": Kerrytown Concert House.more >
"Innovation & Audacity: The Complete Piano Sonatas of Alexander Scriabin - Part 1": Kerrytown Concert House.< less
Jan. 14 & 15. Over the course of 2 nights, three Bowling Green State University piano professors-Solungga Liu, Laura Melton, Robert Satterlee, and Yevgeny Yontov-perform all the piano sonatas of this 19th-century Russian composer and mystic, from early works reminiscent of Chopin to later works in Scriabin's compelling and transcendent mature style.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Livestream available at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Tickets $10-$45 in advance online and at the door. Limited to 60% capacity. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 769-2999. [map]
Canceled and Postponed Events:
A trio of U-M music professors-pianist Stephen Rush, bassist Ben Willis, and percussionist Mike Gould present the latest installment in their 2-year musical investigation into the Great Lakes. Part jazz concert, part geology lecture, the program includes an audiovisual installation and new pieces inspired by each lake.
U-M Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. Masks required. 615-3204. [map]
Ark: "Jill Jack's Birthday Bash"
Jack is a sultry-voiced Detroit folk-rock singer-songwriter whose music also draws freely on jazz and country flavors. Jack's 2005 CD Moon and the Morning After won a Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Folk Recording, and her annual birthday shows have amassed a strong following. $20.
Blind Pig: Hillbilly Knife Fight
Suburban Detroit horn-fired postpunk metal-rock sextet. Openers: Oscar Goldmen Overdrive, a Detroit postpunk rock 'n' roll band, and Plush Deathly., a Detroit experimental industrial- metal sextet. $10.
Blue LLama: Diego Rivera Quartet
Ensemble led by this MSU music professor, a saxophonist-composer known for his muscular tone and blending of straight-ahead jazz with music inspired by his Latino heritage.
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.
Techno DJs. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Mash: Mia Green
Young Detroit-area pop-folk singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.
Ypsi Alehouse: Canceled: Malty Taskers Jug Band
Old-time music from blues and country to hokum. 5-7 p.m.
Ypsi Alehouse: Canceled: Jill & Wolf
Classic covers and originals by the husband-and-wife acoustic duo of Jill and Wolf Reuter.
Zal Gaz Grotto: The Dang Deluge
Local psychedelic rock band featuring vocalist Janet Benson.
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