Creative Washtenaw Event
Events in January 2023
Visit our Nightspots listing.
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).
Every Tues., Thurs., & Fri. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge (Tues. & Fri.) or a 499er game for players with no more than 499 ACBL master points (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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand.
Jan. 4 & 5. Student undergraduate (Jan. 4) and graduate (Jan. 5) performers from the U-M piano, voice, wind, percussion, and string departments, eight soloists per evening, perform competition concertos with a pianist. These 16 performers were chosen in fall of 2022 from dozens of competitors; of the 16, 4 are chosen to perform with one of the school’s orchestras in 2023-2024. The winner is announced in the lobby each evening. 4–8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764–0583.
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.
Jan. 5–7. L.A.-based comic, a Michigan native, whose stage persona is a regular guy who occasionally abruptly detours into surrealism. A master of clever one-liners, Wenzel has appeared on Conan 3 times and was picked by Ricky Gervais as a finalist in the Conan “Just Sayin’” Contest. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served. 7:15 p.m. (Thurs.–Sat.) & 9:45 p.m. (Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $18 ($13 Thurs.) reserved seating in advance at etix.com before 6 p.m. the night of the show; $20 ($15 Thurs.) general admission at the door. 996–9080.
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. 5: (Federico Fellini, 1960). In this masterful satiric comedy-drama, a hedonistic and restless reporter drifts through Roman high life, contending with a girlfriend who overdoses while pursuing an heiress, a movie star, and happiness and pausing for moments of quiet reflection. Marcello Mastroianni, Yvonne Furneaux, Anouk Aimée, Anita Ekberg. 7:30 p.m.
Every Thurs. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered. 7:30–9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. facebook.com/DetroitIMA, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 661–3575.
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., Jan. 10 & 24). Various times, Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. Preregistration for Thurs. A2 Stammtisch requested at email@example.com. 812–6375 (Tues.).