Calendar of Events
TheRide will present three possible transit solutions that have been created to meet the transit needs and vision identified in the previous phases of the Transit Master Plan development process.Input will be used to help select which transit solutions will be used in the final 30-year Transit Master Plan for Washtenaw County.
Washington St. Education Center - Conference Room, 512 E. Washington St., Chelsea, Chelsea. Free. 734.794.1851. email@example.com www.MovingYouForward.org [map]
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Every Mon. & Fri. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35–45 or 55–65 miles, to various destinations.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285–6830. [map]
Every Wed. & Fri. Borders staff read books for infants, babies, and toddlers.
10 a.m., Borders, 3140 Lohr Rd. Free. 997-8884. [map]
Daily. The assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, and snacks.
10 a.m. (daily) & 1 p.m. (Sat. & Sun. only), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 761-6253 (morning ride), 994-5908 (afternoon ride). [map]
Every Wed. & Fri. A Borders staffer reads stories and leads a craft project and sing-alongs for toddlers.
11 a.m., Borders, 3527 Washtenaw. Free. 677-6948. [map]
With the guidance of instructor Heather Accurso, draw the inspirational artworks in the UMMA collection. Fine tune the drawing skills of proportion, perspective, line quality, value, composition...and develop a personal style. Pencils and paper provided, or bring your own supplies. Drop in and pay per session, or sign up for a series of ten classes.$ 10 per class meeting, Cash Only Please$ 80 for ten classes--for U of M Faculty and Staff and Ann Arbor Art Center Members
The University of Michigan Museum, 525 S. State. $ 10. 734-994-8004, ext. 101, Carrie Grahl. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.umma.umich.edu/contact-us.html [map]
Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime’s numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Local chimemaster Heather O’Neal demonstrates.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown. Free. 369-3107. [map]
Feb. 4 & 11. Talks by visiting scholars on “Shaming the State: Pop Preachers, Psikologi Islami, and the Anti-Pornography Campaign in Indonesia” (Feb. 4) and “‘National Religion’ and Its Others in Colonial Vietnam” (Feb. 11).
Noon-1:30 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 764-0352. [map]
(Tom Hooper, 2010). Biopic about the man who became King George VI after his brother abdicated the throne. Plagued by a stutter, he engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist. Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $9 (discounts for students, seniors, vets, & members). 668-TIME. michtheater.org. [map]
12 Step recovery group focused on Marijuana use.
First Baptist Church, 517 West Washington Street. Free. 734-757-3590. [map]
Every Tues.-Fri. & Sun. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Sun. & Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Fri.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Fri.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 709 Packard. $5 (Tues., free; Fri., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
Every Fri.. All youth in grades 6-12 invited to perform their own poetry or monologue or a favorite by another writer, or just to sip a hot drink and listen.
AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4555. [map]
Talk by New York University sociology professor Richard Sennett.
6:30 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 764-1300. [map]
(Yasujiro Ozu, 1932). Silent Japanese film about a family’s financial and psychological troubles. With live narration by U-M film professor Markus Nornes. Followed by a performance by the local ensemble of avant-folk toy instrumentalists Little Bang Theory. The band also performs during a screening of The Mascot, Wladyslaw Starewicz’s 1933 silent animated film.
7 p.m., Lorch Hall Askwith Auditorium, 611 Tappan. Free. 615-0445. [map]
We are a student run group at UM, there are three tango classes we hold on friday nights ; technique class @7 and an advanced & beginner class @8 and a free practica @ 9:45
Mason Hall 3rd Floor (rooms 3448, 3463), Mason Hall UM Campus. $7 for drop-in/ $25 series. email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.umich.edu/~mtango/
Feb. 3-5. Elizabeth Frankel directs Craig Lucas’s romantic comedy about a young bride who gives a mysterious old man a friendly kiss that causes their souls to switch bodies.
7 p.m. (Feb. 3-5) & 11 p.m. (Feb. 4), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Studio 1, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. basement.studentorgs.umich.edu. [map]
Feb. 4 & 5. Greenhills students direct each other in plays they've written.
7:30 p.m., Greenhills School Campbell Center for the Performing Arts, 850 Greenhills Dr. Tickets $8 (students, $5). 769-4010. [map]
Feb. 4, 5, & 10-12. Burns Park Elementary School students, parents, and friends--a group cited by former Ann Arbor News drama critic Chris Potter as one of the best theater groups in town--perform Frank Loesser’s 1961 musical farce about an ambitious young man who sets out to climb the corporate ladder. By learning to play the game, he quickly rises to the top, taking his faithful secretary along with him. The score includes the songs “A Secretary Is Not a Toy,” “I Believe in You,” and “Brotherhood of Man.” Proceeds benefit children’s cultural arts programs. These shows almost always sell out, so get tickets early. Note: A Feb. 3 dress rehearsal is open to the public (7:30 p.m., $5 at the door only).
7:30 p.m., Tappan Middle School auditorium, 2251 E. Stadium at Brockman. Tickets $15 in advance at Morgan & York (1928 Packard) and (if available) at the door. $30 patron tickets available in advance by emailing email@example.com or by calling 478-0449. 662-0798. [map]
Feb. 4 & 5. Aaron Moore directs Pioneer students in Joseph Zettelmaier’s off-the-wall play about a group of radio actors--a washed-up director, his diva ex-wife, a wannabe war hero, and a German sound effects wiz--terrified by Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds broadcast. The students performed it at the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association one-act play competition, and part of the competition (and tonight’s performance) includes set up.
7:30 p.m., PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium at Main. $6 at the door only. 994-2191. [map]
Mar 3-5. Solo performance by this former longtime member of the popular Detroit musical comedy duo Malone & Nootcheez. His show blends inventively playful musical parodies, off-the-wall observations, and witty sparring with his audience. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty (below Seva restaurant). $7 (Thurs.) & $10 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $9 (Thurs.) & $12 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
Kevin Miller conducts this music student orchestra in Barber’s School for Scandal Overture and Dvorak’s Symphony no. 7. Also, 2010-11 EMU Concerto Competition winner Brian Young is the soloist in his Near Symphony: A Concertino for Marimba.
8 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.
Experimental roots music band from Philadelphia led by singer-songwriters Rob Berliner and Sean Hoots.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $17.50 in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio, the Michigan Union Ticket Office, & all other Ticketmaster outlets; and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Jazz by local pianist Endahl and drummer Cohen.
8 p.m., Canterbury House, 721 E. Huron. $10 (students, $5). 764-3162. [map]
Feb. 3-5. Ann Arbor debut of this young stand-up comic, a droll, self-deprecating observational humorist with a slacker’s temperament who’s best known as the author of the Glamour magazine dating column Jake: A Man’s Opinion. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
.8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty (below Seva restaurant). $7 (Thurs.) & $10 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $9 (Thurs.) & $12 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
This San Francisco ensemble is known for its fresh and unique presentation of classical works and its music director, acclaimed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. The program is highlighted by Piazzolla’s tango-inspired Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. The program also includes Wolf’s Italian Serenade, Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances, and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade in C Major.
8 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $24-$50 in advance at the Michigan League and ums.org, and (if available) at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229. [map]
Michael Haithcock conducts this music student ensemble and the Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet in American classics by Gershwin, Ives, and Sousa, as well as the world premiere of new works by local Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom, U-M music professor Michael Daugherty, and Joseph Schwantner. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a talk by Bolcom and Daughterty about their compositions.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]
World premiere of Michael Brian Ogden’s heartbreaking yet hopeful dark comedy about an extraordinary day in the life of a Detroit mobster who finds love under the most violent and dangerous circumstances. Note: the Feb. 13 performance is preceded at 4 p.m. by a Valentine’s Party Benefit ($200 in advance by calling 433-7782) with dinner, dancing to the Dave Bennett Band, and appearances by Jeff Daniels and other prominent local people.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat., except Jan. 26), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Jan. 20-23, 26, & 27 preview tickets: $20 (Wed. & Thurs.), $25 (Fri. & weekend matinees), & $30 (Sat. eve.). After Jan. 27: tickets $25 (Wed. & Thurs.), $35 (weekend matinees & Fri. eves.), $40 (Sat. eves.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
Feb. 3-6. This U-M dance-student company presents a program highlighted by Diddley Daze, a work by the renowned modern dance and theatrical choreographer Dianne McIntyre set to the music of the late rock ’n’ roll pioneer Bo Diddley. Also, a work by the seminal avant-garde choreographer Merce Cunningham and new group works by U-M dance professors Sandra Torijano, who premieres a dance examining the shared spirit underlying Latin American dance and music cultures, and Melissa Back-Matjias, whose First in Flight explores the human love affair with being airborne.
7:30 p.m., Power Center. Tickets $18 & $24 (students, $10) in advance at the Michigan League Box Office and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]
Feb. 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, & 24-27.Steve DeBruyne directs this local professional company in Allan Knee, Jason Howland, and Mindi Dickstein’s 2005 musical adaptation of adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel about 4 sisters growing up in Concord (MA) during the Civil War. Cast TBA.
7 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 3 p.m. (Sat., Sun., & Feb. 24), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $28 (members & seniors, $25; groups of 10 or more, $22) in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. 268-6200. [map]
Jan.7 & 21, Feb. 4 & 18. Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ. Note: People not affiliated with the U-M must arrive before 9 p.m.
8 p.m.-midnight, Michigan League Vandenberg Room. $10 (members, $5). umich.edu/~umtango. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun., Jan. 13-Feb. 20 (except Feb. 17). David Wolber directs the acclaimed premiere production of Royal Oak playwright Kim Carney's drama about a bawdy women's rights pioneer and feminist icon with 2 grown daughters who is forced choose between sisterhood and motherhood. Stars Henrietta Hermelin.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.) & 3 p.m. (Jan. 29 & Feb. 12), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Jan. 13), $22 (Jan. 14, 16, & 20), and $30 (Jan. 15). Jan. 21 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After Jan. 21: $27 & $29 (Thurs.), $32 & $34 (Fri. & Sun.), $25 & $27 (Sat. matinee), $39 & $41 (Sat. eve.). $3 discount for seniors age 60 & over. Tickets available in advance at performancenetwork.org & by phone, and at the door. $10 student discount in advance, half-price student tickets at the door only. For reservations, call 663-0681; to charge by phone, call 663-0696. [map]
Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, blues, and Balboa dancing to a DJ. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by beginning lessons.
9 p.m.-midnight, Dakota Bldg., 1785 W. Stadium. $5 (includes lessons; students with ID, $3). 417-9857. [map]
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