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Events in December 2022
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Daily Dec. 26–Jan. 8 (times TBA). Family-friendly hands-on activities TBA exploring science and nature. With live entertainment each day, including music, storytelling, and theater by performers TBA. Details posted at discoverscienceandnature.org on Dec. 1. AAHOM, 220 E. Ann St. $16/person (members, those with WIC EBT cards, $3/person).
Daily, except Dec. 5, 12, 19, 23–26, 31, Jan. 1. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows suitable for all ages. Sea Monsters (11:30 a.m.) follows a curious dolichorhynchops (an extinct species of marine reptile) as she travels through the most dangerous oceans in history, meeting long-necked plesiosaurs, giant turtles and fish, sharks, and the most dangerous sea monster of all, the mosasaur. The Sky Tonight (12:30 & 2:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky, with tips on how to find the cardinal directions, constellations, and planets on your own. Mars: One Thousand One (1:30 p.m.) tells the story of what humans might face with the first manned journey to Mars. Various times, MNH, 1105 North University. $8. Limited capacity. 764–0478.
Every Tues.–Sat., Nov. 25–Dec. 22. Juried show & sale of works in various media and styles by over 50 area artists. Featuring jewelry, functional and decorative ceramics, small and large paintings, prints, fiber art, wood carvings, and more. Also, every Fri. & Sat., artist trunk shows. 11 a.m.–5 p.m., The Gutman Gallery, 118 N. Fourth Ave. Free admission. 662–3382.
Every Thurs., Fri., & Tues. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge (Fri. & Tues.) or a 499er game (Thurs.). 1–4 p.m. or so (arrive by 12:45 p.m.), City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave. $6 per person. If you plan to come without a partner, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com beforehand.
Every Thurs. All invited to drop in with broken electronics, furniture, toys, and any other item for AHA members to try to repair and offer advice. Repairs not guaranteed. 6–8 p.m., All Hands Active, basement of 255 E. Liberty, ste. 225. Livestream available at MeetUp.com/AllHandsActive/events. Free; donations welcome. Mask recommended. info@AllHandsActive.org.
Blues and boogie-woogie pianist Mark Lincoln Braun has become one of the premiere purveyors of a vanishing art. Having learned his craft first-hand from the early masters, he is a rare living link to the first generation of blues and boogie pianists. Steeped in the rich legacy of this tremendously exciting music, Mr. B learned directly from blues and boogie legends like Little Brother Montgomery, Boogie Woogie Red, and Blind John Davis. $10 Cover.301 N. Fifth Ave ,Ann Arbor. firstname.lastname@example.org nstarlounge.com
SOUL CYCLE is a jazz quartet comprised of Detroit area studio and performing musicians. The group has roots in funk, jazz & R&B and excels in the true emulation of the classics that influenced the modern music of today.314 S. Main St ,Ann Arbor. Pre-Pay Cover at opentable.com $15. email@example.com bluellamaclub.com 734-372-3200.
Detroit improv actor and stand-up comic Tam White hosts sets from 5 Michigan stand-up headliners, including Grand Rapids observational comic Mike Logan, witty Pontiac comic Mike Geeter, irreverent Detroit comic and lawyer Robert Jenkins, quick-witted “blerd” (black nerd) Ricarlo Williams (originally from Muskegon), and Detroit comic Cam Rowe, who tells relatable stories. Alcohol is served. 7:15 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $15 reserved seating in advance at etix.com and $20 general admission at the door. 996–9080.
Dec. 28–31. Purple Rose founder & playwright Daniels is a veteran movie, TV, & Broadway star who’s also a prolific singer-songwriter. He’s returning to Purple Rose for a series of concerts showcasing folk-flavored, often comically accented favorites from his ever-growing back catalog, likely including numbers from his most recent release Alive and Well Enough. 8 p.m. (Dec. 28-31) & 3 p.m. (Dec. 31), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $90–100 in advance at PurpleRoseTheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. No discounts available. 433–7673.
Every Thurs., and 2nd & 4th Tues. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the A2 Stammtisch (8 p.m. Thurs.) and the German Speakers Round Table (7:30 p.m. Tues. Dec. 13 & 27). Various times, Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. Preregistration for Thurs. A2 Stammtisch requested at firstname.lastname@example.org. 812–6375 (Tues.).