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Events in January 2023
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January 11, 2023
Preschool Storytimes: AADL.
Coffee & Conversation: Pittsfield Township Community Center.
“Preschool ArtStart”: AADL.
“Tiny Tails Story Time”: HSHV.
“Investigate Labs”: U-M Natural History Museum.
“Juvenile Justice”: League of Women Voters of Washtenaw.
Chime Concert: Kerrytown Market & Shops.
Tai Chi: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.
“Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina”: UMMA.
Curators Adrienne Spinozzi (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), Jason Young (U-M history professor), and Ethan Lasser (The Museum of Fine Art, Boston) discuss (via Zoom) the traveling exhibition coming to UMMA in fall of 2023 featuring the ceramic storage jars made by the enslaved 19th-century South Carolina potter and poet David Drake. This K–12 educators learning session is open to the public. 4–5:30 p.m., for URL preregister at umma.umich.edu/events. Free. 764–0395.
Magic: The Gathering: Sylvan Factory.
Every Mon.–Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play various forms of the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. Mon. 6:30–10 p.m.: Power Cards, $10. Tues. 6–9 p.m.: MTG Pauper, a fun and fast format for all skill levels, $5. Wed. 5–8 p.m.: Casual Commander, the most popular form of the game, free. Fri. 6:30–10 p.m.: Magic rotating draft, cost varies. Sat. noon–3 p.m.: Intro to Magic: The Gathering, free. Sat. 6–10 p.m.: Commander Pods, casual groups of 4 players, free. Prizes paid in store credit. Various times. Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium. firstname.lastname@example.org, 929–5877.
“Favorite National Parks”: Pittsfield Union Grange.
“How ‘Dish Night’ at the Movies Giveaways Saved Hollywood in the Great Depression”: Ann Arbor District Library/International Museum of Dinnerware Design.
“Taking a Nature Pill to Reduce Stress: Building Psychological and Ecological Resilience”: Ann Arbor Wild Ones.
“An Evening of Poetry and Written Word”: Crazy Wisdom Poetry Circle.
“Curious About Quakers?”: Ann Arbor Friends Meeting.
“Shin Ultraman”: Fathom Events.
Fathom Events. 973–8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316–5500 (Emagine). Tickets $11.50–$12.50 (except as noted) in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline), different times.
Jan. 11 & 12: (Shinji Higuchi, 2022). Subtitled (Wed.) & dubbed (Thurs.) screenings of this tongue-in-cheek Japanese sci-fi action romp about an extraterrestrial hero defending Japan from giant Kaiju monsters. 7 p.m.
“The Matter of Everything : How Curiosity, Physics, and Improbable Experiments Changed the World”: Schuler Books (formerly Nicola’s) Virtual Book Launch.
“Wednesday Night Swing”: Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association.
Every Wed., except Jan. 4. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. No partner needed. Wear comfortable low-grip shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a free beginner lesson. 8–10 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 2nd fl. Mask, full vaccination, and boosters required. $5 (free for SAA members). Swingannarbor.com.
Ann Arbor Bridge Club.
Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. Bring a partner if you can, or call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early if you can’t. 7–10:30 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park in the designated spaces in the lot on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. 945–6021.
Channeled Spiritual Talk and Discussion: Deep Spring Center.
Latin Jazz Wednesday: Grupo Escobar: Blue LLama Jazz Club
GRUPO ESCOBAR is Metro Detroit’s only Timba based Salsa group. Led by guitarist Steve Jarosz and drummer Mike Racette, Escobar started in 2006 and is returning to the Blue LLama as a six piece with horns. Expect a lot of individual expression and hot Latin rhythms to feed your soul, shake your hips and move your feet!314 S. Main St ,Ann Arbor. Pre-Pay Cover at opentable.com $15. email@example.com bluellamaclub.com 734-372-3200.
Meditation & Discussion: Ann Arbor Karma Thegsum Chöling.
Mind Matters - How to Help a Loved One Battling an Addiction: University of Michigan Addiction Center
A free, virtual community education series designed for individuals and families. Participants will learn helpful information and strategies for supporting a loved one who has a substance use problem. This session will also include specific information for parents to help prevent or address youth substance use. Resources on how to obtain help and support will be provided.,Ann Arbor. Register Here: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/psychiatry/events/202301/mind-matters-how-help-loved-one-battling-addiction Free. firstname.lastname@example.org https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/psychiatry/events/202301/mind-matters-how-help-loved-one-battling-addiction
“Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser”: Michigan Theater.
Michigan Theater. Film screenings every Wed.–Sun. Tickets $10.50 unless otherwise noted (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8:50; MTF members, $8) in advance online (recommended) & at the door. For updated schedule, see MichTheater.org.
Jan. 11: “Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser” (Charlotte Zwerin, 1988). Celebrated documentary about the bebop composer-pianist with live performances featuring close-ups of Monk’s hands that reveal his unusual technique. 7:30 p.m.