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Events in January 2023
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Jan. 13–16. A celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. features performances, academic presentations, and more. Keynote address (date, time, and place TBA) by ER physician Sampson Davis, author of the New York Times bestseller Living and Dying in Brick City: Stories from the Front Lines of an Inner-City ER. Davis speaks about his experiences and his promotion of healthier communities. Times and locations of events TBA; go to emich.edu/mlk for details. Livestream available.
Every Sat. & Sun., except Jan. 1. 30-minute tour of the museum exhibits and galleries, including Evolution: Life Through Time and artist Jim Cogswell’s Unseen Worlds installation. Also, an introduction to some current U-M biological sciences research projects. Noon & 2 p.m., MNH, 1105 North University. Free. Limited capacity. Sign up at the welcome desk. 764–0478.
Every Thurs. & Sun., except Jan. 1. Humane Society 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, ste. A1, 5245 Jackson Rd., $10. Preregistration required at tickettailor.com/events/hshv, email@example.com, 661–3575.
Jan. 14 & 15. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Youth age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (members, $3; kids age 12 & under, free). (517) 546–4710.
Popular fair with more than 50 dealers from a half dozen states selling rare and collectible used records and CDs, as well as hard-to-find new releases. Includes every popular music genre, along with rock music books, rock videos, posters, and assorted popular culture memorabilia. Food and beverages for sale. Patrons may bring in a small number of records to sell. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Weber’s Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. $3 regular admission (children age 10 & under, free); $15 early bird (8-10 a.m.) admission. For information or to reserve a dealer table, contact Rod Branham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604–2540.
Every Sun., except Jan. 1 (10–11:30 a.m.): Kids invited to read to adoptable animals to work on their reading skills, using their own or provided books. Also, a group read-aloud and a dog meet-and-greet. For kids ages 6–11. No adults. HSHV. $15. Preregistration required at tickettailor.com/events/hshv, email@example.com, 661–3575.
Every Sun. Livestream talks by Jewel Heart resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche, followed by a discussion facilitated by Jewel Heart staffers. Once a month, Demo Rinpoche presents a story from 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. The Jan. 15 topic is “The Hermit,” a tale about the generosity of teaching. 11 a.m., for URL preregister at bit.ly/jeweldharmatalk. Free. 994–3387.
Every Sat. & Sun., except Jan. 1. Conservancy staffers show off some animals native to South America, including the sloth, macaw, and tegu (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, a zookeeper talk with a red-footed tortoise (3 p.m.) and a chance to see the conservancy’s other animals, including a reindeer, a wolf hybrid, and more. 1–5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor–Saline Rd. $13 (kids ages 2–12, $11; under age 2, free) at the door; $1 discount for advance purchase at thecreatureconservancy.org. 929–9324.
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. 15: (Various directors, 2022). Short films about cats. Various languages, subtitles. 10 percent of proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Huron Valley. 1:30 p.m.
Jan. 12–15. Cassie Mann directs local actors in Simon Stephens’ Olivier- and Tony-winning 2013 drama, adapted from Mark Haddon’s novel, that centers on a mystery surrounding the murder of a neighbor’s dog that is investigated by a 15-year-old boy on the autism spectrum. The Evening Standard called it “a beautiful and dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.” 7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. $24 (seniors, $22; students, $15), available at a2ct.org. 971–2228, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 8, 15, & 29. Part of a series of 18 concerts in which U-M organ professor James Kibbie performs all of Bach’s 281 surviving organ works. Today’s program: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, Trio Sonata IV in E Minor, selections from the Leipzig Chorales, and the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. Preceded at 3:40 p.m. by a brief introduction to the program. 4 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, 1100 Baits. For livestream see smtd.umich.edu. Free. 615–3204.
Jan. 8, 15, & 29. Part of a series of 18 concerts in which U-M organ professor James Kibbie performs all of Bach’s 281 surviving organ works. Today’s program: Concerto in C Major, chorales from the Orgelbüchlein and Kirnberger collections, selections from the Leipzig Chorales, Allabreve in D Major, and the Prelude and Fugue in E Major. 4 p.m.
Every Sun., except Jan. 1. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes. 6–8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. Free. Email email@example.com or call 717–1569 in advance to confirm location.