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Calendar of Events

Sunday, January 23, 2022






 
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 All day. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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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]


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"Sermon": Davóne Tines & The Philadelphia Orchestra (University Musical Society Digital Presentation).

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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/performance/digital-presentation-sermon-davone-tines-the-philadelphia-orchestra, or preregister to be reminded. Free. 764-2538.


 8 a.m.  Free! 

Weekend Bird Walk: Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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City ornithologist Juliet Berger & a club member lead a walk to search for everything from bluebirds to buteos along Fleming Creek.
U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Meet at the conservatory steps. Free, metered parking. WashtenawAudubon.org. [map]


 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

Yoga with Cats: Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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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]


 10:45 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Interfaith Sunday Service: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for Sunday service via Zoom or in Person. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org [map]


 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center Sunday Talks.

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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/jeweldharmatalk. Free. 994-3387.


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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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.


 5:30-end time TBA.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Thurs. & Sun. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. Game materials provided.
5:30-9 p.m. (Sun.) & 5:30-10:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Bill's Beer Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. dwright8182@hotmail.com. [map]


 12:55 p.m. 

"Jewels": Fathom Events.

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Live broadcast of a Bolshoi Ballet production of George Balanchine's 1967 autobiographical 3-act ballet, set to music by a variety of composers, that celebrates the 3 cities and 3 dance schools which forged his aesthetic.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973-8424). Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door.


 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Youthful Spirits Class for Young People": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Spiritual Classes for Young People via Zoom. Free, but donations are appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Using Evernote & OneNote for Genealogy": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.

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Livestream talk by former Northville Genealogical Society president Grace Wilfong. Followed at 3:15 p.m. by a talk by club member Mike Gerding on "Family Search Part 1: familysearch.org."
For URL email info@WashtenawGenealogy.org by Dec. 2. Free.


 2-4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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All are invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring your own to tell.
For URL see AnnArborStorytelling.org. Free.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Cohousing Tours: Touchstone Cohousing.

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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]



 2 p.m. 

"Spongebob the Musical": Young People's Theater.

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Jan. 20-23 & Jan. 27-30. Caroline Huntoon directs local young actors in this critically acclaimed musical about a happy-go-lucky sponge who lives in a pineapple on the ocean floor. Based on a Nickelodeon cartoon, it garnered 12 Tony nominations when it opened in 2018. An all-star roster supplied original songs, among them Steven Tyler, the Flaming Lips, John Legend, Cyndi Lauper, and Sara Bareilles.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.). YPT Blackbox Theater, 331 Metty Dr., ste. 3. Tickets $15 in advance at youngpeoplestheater.com and (if available) at the door. Masks and proof of vaccination required. 222-4006. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Under Ceege": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun, Jan. 20-Feb. 27. Lynch Travis directs the world premiere of award-inning Inkster playwright Jeffry Chastang's drama set in an aging Detroit housing project, where a 71-year-old lifelong resident bumps heads with her 49-year-old son named Ceege as they gamble on change, each other, and the daily lottery. Cast: Sandra Love Aldridge & Jonathan West.
3 p.m. (Wed., Thu., Sat.), 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $25-51 in advance at PurpleRoseTheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]


 3 p.m. 

"Love is Love (Story)": Out Loud Chorus.

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Jan 22 & 23. New artistic director Saleel Menon directs this chorus of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and their friends in a program of love songs TBA. With pianist Mahour Arbabian, bassist Edie Herrold, and drummer Tamara Perkuhn.
8 p.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sun), Michigan League Ballroom. $18 (students & seniors, $15; unemployed or age 5 & under, free) in advance at OLConline.org, $20 at the door. 265-0740. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Mighty Ducks": Bløm Meadworks "Sunday Meads + Movies"

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Screening of Stephen Herek's 1992 comedy. The first in a series of peewee hockey Cinderella-stories.
Bløm, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free. Proof of vaccination required. 548-9729. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Casablanca": Fathom Events.

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80th anniversary screening of Michael Curtiz's classic starring Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman.
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.


 5-8 p.m. 

Sunday Pinball Tournament: Pinball Pete's.

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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. pinballpetes78@gmail.com, 213-2502. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

"All Are Welcome… But Are They?": St. Mary Student Parish Anti-Racism Working Group.

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University of Detroit Jesuit High School theology teacher John Thorne, a former Black Catholic Ministries director for the Detroit archdiocese, discusses how to make parishes more inclusive in an unwelcoming world.
St. Mary Student Parish, 331 Thompson Street. Preregistration required at bit.ly/johnthorne. Livestream via Zoom available by emailing rzyber@smspnewman.org. Free. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Dave Sharp Quartet

Straight-ahead jazz by this local quartet led by bassist Sharp. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: The Extrusions

Local vintage rock and Motown band. [venue info]

 
 


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