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Events in February 2023
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February 20, 2023
“D & D Adventures”: Sylvan Factory.
“Getting Dressed”: University Musical Society Digital Presentation.
Feb. 13–24: Online presentation for kids in grades preK–2. The U.K. dance company Second Hand Dance presents a series of 5 short, lively dance films in which everyday clothing is transformed into a celebration of individuality. With animations and an 80s-inspired soundtrack. Anytime from Feb. 13 until Feb. 24. For URL, go to ums.org/performance/getting-dressed, or preregister to be reminded. Free. 764–2538.
Magic: The Gathering: Sylvan Factory.
Every Mon.–Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play various forms of the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. 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. 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. Prizes paid in store credit. Various times. Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium. firstname.lastname@example.org, 929–5877.
Preschool Storytimes: AADL.
Every Mon.–Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2–5 (with caregiver). Mon. 10:30 a.m. (Pittsfield), Tues. 11 a.m. (Downtown & Malletts Creek), Wed. 10:30 a.m. (Malletts Creek), Thurs. 11 a.m. (Traverwood & Pittsfield), Fri. 1 p.m. (Westgate), and Tues., Feb. 21, 7-7:30 p.m. (Westgate).
U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium & Dome Theater.
Every Fri.–Sun. & Feb. 20. 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. 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. Also, at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 11, Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs? looks at cosmic collisions across the solar system including the 6-mile-wide asteroid that hit the earth 66 million years ago. Various times, MNH, 1105 North University. $8. Limited capacity. 764–0478.
Open Cards and Games: Pittsfield Township Senior Center.
Rise and Shine Exercise: Pittsfield Township Senior Center.
Weekly Rehearsal: Women’s Chamber Chorus.
Every Mon., Jan. 23–Apr. 24. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women’s chorus to sing an eclectic program including classical, folk, Broadway, pop, and jazz. Ben Gaughran directs; Joshua Marzan accompanies. Concert on Apr. 28. 10–11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com, 665–9271.
“Larry Cat in Space”: U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium & Dome Theater.
Exercise with Karen: Pittsfield Township Senior Center.
“Buhr Blitz”: Ann Arbor Parks & Rec.
Tai Chi: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.
Monthly Meeting: Saline Fidget Sisters
Come learn more about fidget mats for those with dementia and other cognitive challenges. We are a group of quilters and makers with a passion for helping others. We donate mats to care facilities and families caring for those with memory and cognitive challenges. You will learn about dementia and the creativity in making mats that bring comfort and joy. We meet monthly and share ideas and collect mats for donating. For more information: Kay Van Orman, email@example.comThe Quilting Season, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., Suite A-3 ,Saline. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org 734-429-2900.
Bridge: Pittsfield Township Senior Center.
Mini & Me Cupcake Decorating Class: Venue Restaurant & Market
Reserve your spot for the Venue Market & Cafe Mini & Me Cupcake Class with Molly's Custom Cakery! All ingredients are provided. You will work together to decorate your cupcakes with the most adorable designs. Best of all, you get to take the cupcakes home to enjoy!1919 S. Industrial Hwy ,ANN ARBOR. Visit the link to buy tickets 25. email@example.com https://www.exploretock.com/venue-annarbor/event/390064/mini-me-cupcake-class-venue-market-cafe 2022761909.
“The War in Ukraine: One Year In”: U-M Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia Distinguished Lecture.
Ukrainian-born retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, former U.S. National Security Council European Affairs director, joins WCEE director Geneviève Zubrzycki to discuss the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Vindman rose to prominence in 2019 as a whistleblower who testified before the House of Representatives during Trump’s 1st impeachment hearings. 5–7 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free. 764–0351.
Ann Arbor Area Scrabble Club.
"2023 Humanities Afrofutures”: U-M Institute for the Humanities.
Feb. 1, 6, 9, 15, 20, & 23. A month-long series of talks, panel discussions, and film screenings on the past, present, and future of feminist African and Afroamerican studies. Feb. 20 (5:30 p.m., 2435 North Quad, 105 S. State): U-M faculty panel discussion on “The Future of Black Studies” with comparative literature professor Aaron Coleman, history professor Kira Thurman, and Afroamerican and African studies professors Matthew Countryman, Kristie Dotson, Jessica Kenyatta Walker, and Angela Dillard. Free. 936–3518.
“Biological Collections: From Dark Data to a Global Accessible Digital Resource Documenting Life on Earth”: Michigan Botanical Society.
“Inside Michigan Basketball”: WTKA (1050 AM)/ WXYT (1270 AM).
Feb. 6, 15, 21, & 27. Brian Boesch and Terry Mills host a live radio broadcast from inside the Pretzel Bell with popular U-M men’s basketball coach Juwan Howard and U-M women's coach Kim Barnes Arico. 7 p.m., Pretzel Bell, 226 S. Main. Seating limited. Free admission, but must order food & drinks to sit. bit.ly/insideMIbasket.
“The Confession Musical”: Fathom Events.
Prerecorded broadcast of the Bluegate Theater (Shipshewana, IN) stage production of Martha Bolton’s 2010 musical adaptation of the bestselling Beverly Lewis book series about an adopted Amish girl who discovers her birth mother to be a wealthy heiress. 7 p.m. 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.
Ann Arbor Stamp Club.
Club member Karl Edelmann speaks about and displays perfin stamps (stamps perforated with businesses or agency marks to discourage theft; used mainly from 1908 to 1960). Also, a mini stamp auction. 7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building), annarborstampclub.org. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 761–5859.