Creative Washtenaw Event
Events in March 2023
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Salt Valley Arts' Inspiration Framed Silent Auction Fundraiser
1 p.m. preview the 30 plus original artworks inspired by original photography.
1:30 staggered bidding begins.
Bring a friend and join the Arti Gras fun at our annual party for the arts. Enjoy delicious refreshments and the company of Salt Valley Arts Members and friends.
Mar. 27–31 (AAPS & YCS spring break). Three different audiovisual planetarium shows suitable for all ages. Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs? (11:30 a.m.) looks at cosmic collisions across the solar system including the 6-mile-wide asteroid that hit the earth 66 million years ago. 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. Living in Balance (1:30 p.m.) explores native Anishinaabe stories of constellations and moons. Various times, MNH, 1105 North University. $8 at the door. Limited capacity. 764–0478.
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.
WCPARC naturalist Kelsey Dehring shows beginning birders how to use binoculars and field guides and helps them start identifying birds on this short walk. Binoculars available to use, but bring them if you have them. 10:30–11:30 a.m., Saline Library, 555 N. Maple Rd., Saline. Free. Preregistration required at salinelibrary.org/events.
Every Sat. & Sun. (except Mar. 19) and Mar. 27–31. 30-minute tour of the museum’s exhibits and galleries, as well as an introduction to some current U-M Biological Sciences research projects. 1 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) & noon (Mar. 27–31), U-M MNH, 1105 North University. Free. Limited capacity. Sign up at the welcome desk. 764–0478.
Annual prescribed burn of the wet meadows. “It’s quite a sight—my daughter has gone to prescribed burns since age 2 and loves them,” says one parent. Also, collect native seeds pre-burn and scatter seeds post-burn, if you wish. In case of rain or high humidity, the burn is postponed for a day TBA later the same week. 4 p.m., Buhr Park, 2751 Packard. Free. wetmeadow.org, 971–5870.
Mar. 13 & 27. All invited to get basic sewing help with their unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines (or bring your own if you wish). No experience necessary. Also, sewing instructor Rae Hoekstra shows how to do seam finishing (Mar. 13) and crafter Amber Adams-Fall demonstrates stretch ribbing (Mar. 27). 6–7:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327–4200.
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. Various costs. email@example.com, 929–5877.
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.
Mar. 11 & 27: (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958). Noir psychological thriller that stars James Stewart as a retired police detective who is afraid of heights and Kim Novak as the woman he becomes obsessed with. Considered by many Hitchcock’s greatest film. 7 p.m. (Mar. 11), 7:30 p.m. (Mar. 27).