Creative Washtenaw Event
Events in February 2023
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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.
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).
Stories, sensory play, and a tour of the shelter. Also, a chance to make a toy or treat for the animals. Geared to autistic and other neurodivergent kids ages 2–5 (but all children welcome), accompanied by an adult. 10-11 a.m., HSHV. $5 per kid (babies under age 1, free). Preregistration required at tickettailor.com/events/hshv, email@example.com, 661–3575.
Every Thurs., Fri., & Tues. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge (Fri. & Tues.) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com beforehand.
Feb. 28 & Mar. 1. Skyline students direct fellow students in their own adaptation of the 1974 Roald Dahl story about the clever Mr. Fox and his daring attempts to outwit three cruel and dim-witted farmers and steal their livestock. The appealing story has been adapted into an opera (1998), a Wes Anderson movie (2009), and musical (2016). 7 p.m., SHS Experimental Theater, 2552 N. Maple Rd. Tickets $5 in advance only at showtix4u.com.
Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught; no partner or experience needed. Bring flat, clean-soled, nonslip shoes (running shoes okay) and your own water bottle. First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m. 7–9:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. Mask required. Suggested donation: $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with caregiver, free). aactmad.org/english-country, 665–7704.
Come join our new session to play music from French Canada – the French Canadian Music Group, a committee of AACTMAD. The session is free!
We’ll play primarily Québécois tunes and we’ll welcome tunes from Acadian and Metís traditions. The goal is to trade tunes and help each other learn new ones. Free!
Masks are required (we'll provide one if you need it).
Morris Hall, Pittsfield Township Building, 6201 W Michigan Ave.
Online reading by these married Detroit poets. Justin Rogers is the author of Black, Matilda, a 2019 collection of firecracker poems that use a variety of linguistic forms to get at the Black male experience. Brittany’s poems often depict vivid scenes of ordinary life using visceral and surprising imagery. Preceded by an open mic. 7–8:30 p.m., for URL preregister at Facebook.com/Skazat. Free. 223–3165.