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Events in January 2023
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January 6, 2023
“Full Wolf Moon Night Hike”: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.
Naturalist Elle Bogle leads a hike in the light of the full moon to see winter wonders and learn why indigenous peoples named this moon for the wolf. A campfire with s’mores and hot cocoa follows. Dress for the weather. 6:30–7:30 p.m. & 7:30–8:30 p.m., Independence Lake County Park Disc Golf Pavilion, 3200 Jennings Rd. $10 per group of 4 people or less. Preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org (search Activity #IL461100).
“Hands-On Holidays: All About You!”: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.
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).
Preschool Storytimes: AADL.
Winter Open House: OLLI at the University of Michigan
Please join us for our free and open to the public in-person Winter Open House. We are planning an engaging and exciting event for potential and returning members. Socialize with your friends and enjoy some delicious food and beverages. Please join us for our free and open to the public in-person Winter Open House at WCC Morris Lawrence Building. We are planning an engaging and exciting event for potential and returning members. Socialize with your friends and enjoy some delicious food and beverages. Register by January 2, 2023: https://bit.ly/3SQtONY4800 E Huron River Dr ,Ann Arbor. Register: https://bit.ly/3SQtONY Free. email@example.com https://www.olli-umich.org/ 734-998-9351.
“Senior Style & Winter Open House”: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
“Investigate Labs”: U-M Natural History Museum.
“This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing”: Spinning Dot Theater.
Jan. 6 & 28 (different locations). This company of local actors performs a family-friendly production of award-winning Australian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer’s fairytale-like 2011 play that combines word, music, and movement to tell the heartfelt story of adventurous triplet girls. 11 a.m., Ann Arbor Civic Theatre's Studio Space (Jan. 6), 322 W. Ann & Ypsilanti District Library (Jan. 28), 5577 Whittaker, Ypsilanti. Free; donations accepted. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chime Concert: Kerrytown Market & Shops.
Tai Chi: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.
“Mosaic Craft with the Arab American National Museum”: Ann Arbor District Library.
Duplicate Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.
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.
“Danish Hygge Cozy Winter”: Ann Arbor District Library.
“D & D Adventures”: Sylvan Factory.
“Full Moon Night Hike”: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.
Naturalist Shawn Severance and Washtenaw Audubon Society member Matthew Spoor lead a hike in the light of a full moon to call for owls, learn the indigenous names of constellations, and experience nature after dark. Dress for the weather. 6–7 p.m., Scio Woods Preserve, 4000 Scio Church Rd. Free. Preregistration required by emailing email@example.com.
Game Night: Sweetwaters Café Downtown.
Jan. 6 & 20. All invited to play any type of tabletop game, including board games, role-playing, and card games. Bring your own game, or use one provided. 6–9 p.m., Sweetwaters back room, 123 W. Washington St. Free, but food & drink purchases required for table use. Preregistration requested at meetup.com/aagame.
“TriviaTime! with Katie and Abbie: Marvel Cinematic Universe”: Ann Arbor District Library.
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.
“First Fridays: Open Hours for Adults”: The Creature Conservancy.
All age 18 & up invited to see a display of animals native to South America, including the sloth, macaw, and tegu. Also, a chance to see the conservancy’s other animals, including a reindeer, a wolf hybrid, and more. 7–9 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor–Saline Rd. $12 in advance at thecreatureconservancy.org, $13 at the door. 929–9324.
“Full Moon Walk”: Hudson Mills Metropark.
Hudson Mills park interpreters lead participants age 8 & up on a moonlit walk, exploring the woods after dark and discovering animal signs. 7–8 p.m., Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5. Preregistration required at bit.ly/hudson-fullmoon1-6-23 by 4 p.m. the day before the program. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426–8211.
“Graphic Science”: Booksweet Bookshop.
Renowned Michigan graphic novelist Jim Ottaviani, a former librarian and nuclear engineer who is the author of the recent Einstein and several other bestselling graphic novel biographies of scientists, is interviewed by Booksweet co-owner Shaun Manning. 7 p.m., Booksweet, Courtyard Shops, 1729 Plymouth Rd. Mask policy follows CDC guidelines. Free, but registration requested at bit.ly/ottaviani-1-6-23. shopbooksweet.com.
"Learn Argentine Tango!": alexa lee
No experience or partner required.Fred Astaire Dance Studio 337 N. Maple Ave. ,Ann Arbor, MI 48103. At the door $60 for all 4 classes OR $20 per class ($15 per class for students). email@example.com
Sean Dobbins Organ Quartet: Blue LLama Jazz Club
A regular at the Blue LLama, SEAN DOBBINS is a highly sought-after jazz sideman and educator whose sound can best be described as hard-driving, solid rhythm with refreshing melodic sensibility. Being the focus of countless news articles, jazz radio programs, and documentaries, Dobbins has performed, toured, and recorded with artists, such as Johnny Basset, Joey DeFrancesco, Marcus Belgrave, and David Baker.314 S. Main St ,Ann Arbor. Pre-Pay Light Fare+Libations or Dinner+Show at opentable.com $35–85. firstname.lastname@example.org bluellamaclub.com 734-372-3200.
U-M Ice Hockey vs. U.S. National Team Development Program U-18.
“Tales of a Midwestern Sideman”: Kerrytown Concert House.
Nationally renowned Saline-bred multi-instrumental string virtuoso and multi-genre singer-songwriter Brad Phillips performs his one-man show that includes traditional music, popular covers, and originals, all performed on guitar, fiddle, or mandolin. 7:30 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Livestream also available. Tickets $29–$45 (students, $19) in advance at kerrytownconcerthouse.com and (if available) at the door. Reservations recommended. 769-2999.
“Astronomy Night Open House”: U-M Detroit Observatory.
Jan. 6 & 20. The chance to learn about the Observatory’s antique telescopes, hear presentations on astronomical phenomena, and (weather permitting) observe the night sky through telescopes. 8–10:30 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. Preregistration required at detroitobservatory.umich.edu. Free. 764–3482.
Tango Milonga: Fred Astaire Dance Studio.
“The Princess Bride”: 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. 6: (Rob Reiner, 1987). A metafictional comic fairy tale adventure which has achieved cult status about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. 9:30 p.m.