Calendar of Events
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor’s Amster Gallery is proud to present the photos of Elena Weissman. The exhibit Eye Wonder is a breathtaking collection of photographs taken mostly in Michigan. Through the camera, Elena has brought us a story of the natural wonders of nature in color and texture. She uses shadow, shapes and captured beauty to please our eyes. See the exhibit and meet the artist on Sunday, January 29 at 4 p.m. for a reception and formal viewing. The exhibit will run through February 29 during regular JCC business hours. For more information, contact Karen Freedland at email@example.com or 971-0990. The JCC is located at 2935 Birch Hollow Drive, Ann Arbor. Or visit www.jccannarbor.org for more information.
JCC of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive. Free. 734-971-0990. firstname.lastname@example.org www.jccannarbor.org [map]
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Daily. The assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination, except Saturday mornings, which feature a 22-mile ride at various paces along the Border-to-Border Trail to the Side Track in Ypsilanti for breakfast. Also, on weekdays, riders can also start at 11 a.m. from the gazebo in downtown Dexter. 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, a cell phone, and snacks.
10 a.m. (daily) & 1 p.m. (Sat. & Sun. only), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 545-0541 (morning ride), 994-5908 (afternoon ride). [map]
<>Feb. 7 & 8. This award-winning local children’s theater presents Toronto schoolteacher Leslie McCurdy, who performs her acclaimed one-woman play about Tubman’s life from her experience as a slave to her work on the Underground Railroad. In celebration of Black History Month. A score of spirituals and period songs is performed live by acclaimed local musician Peter Madcat Ruth on harmonica and stringed instruments. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage “touch” tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members. Appropriate for kids in grades 3-12.
10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (kids, $8) in advance and at the door. 995-0530. [map]
Lecture by U-M sociology and management professor Gerald Davis. Lunch follows.
11:30 a.m., AACC, 1830 Washtenaw. $20. Reservations required by Feb. 3. 662-3279. [map]
Today, business reputations are more at risk than ever, especially with social media’s impact on the rate at which information is shared. While the proliferation of digital communications has brought about greater reputational risks, it has also created opportunities to connect in new ways with stakeholders. But companies must first understand reputation management as a required core competency as well as a key success factor to effectively nurture and maintain it over time. Ms. Christi Rankin of Martopia will discuss business reputation, its importance and its impact.
Conor O'Neills, 318 South Main Street. Free, Suggested donation $3; Lunch is discounted to $10 for LA2M. 734.272.4698. email@example.com http://la2m.org/events/navigating-business-reputation-management [map]
Jan. 29-Mar. 3. A national, juried exhibition of hand-crafted ceramic cups. Reception Feb. 3, 7-9 p.m.
Noon-6 p.m. (Mon.-Thurs.), noon-7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Clay Gallery, 335 Main St. Free admission. 662-7972. [map]
Having a successful academic career requires years of intensive work and concentrated focus. Graduate students interested in raising a family often have questions about how faculty members manage to be successful both at work and at home. Come hear a panel of faculty in the humanities and social sciences talk about their experiences of having children at various stages of their careers: in graduate school, pre-tenure and post-tenure. Please register at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php
Rackham Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, 915 E. Washington Street. Free. 734-764-6005. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.cew.umich.edu/progevents/parenting-academy-panel/20111222 [map]
Performances by organ soloists. Jan. 25: Local organist Heather Nofar performs a program of Christmas carols by Praetorious, Peeters, Crisafulli, Brahms, Stearns, Rohlig, and Franck. Feb. 8: Local organist Cornelia Landes. Feb. 22: U-M music professor Andrew Mead..
12:15-12:45 p.m., U-M School of Public Health Community Room, 109 S. Observatory. Free. 764-2538. [map]
Every Wed.-Sun., Jan. 19-Mar. 10. See review. Rhiannon Ragland directs William Mastrosimone’s touching drama about a retired stone mason who’s evicted from his home to make space for a highway. When he barricades himself in his house, his son must convince him to leave the home and all the memories that come with it. Cast: Matthew David, Guy Sanville, Charlyn Swarthout.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), and 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Jan. 19-27 preview tickets: $20 (Wed. & Thurs.), $25 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & 30 (Sat. eve.). After Jan. 27: Tickets $25 (Wed. & Thurs.), $35 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $40 (Sat. eves.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
All kids age 6 & up invited to read one-on-one for 10 minutes to a dog trained to help improve kids’ reading skills by pretending it is interested in being read to.
3:30-5 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475–8732. [map]
Presenters: Jeanne Miller, AMLS, Director - Information Services & Publications and Doreen Murasky, LMSW, Scholarship Manager and Senior CounselorPlanning to retire soon? This workshop will help you consider the non-financial aspects of this decision, such as redefining who you are, exploring new interests and opportunities, and maintaining social connections. You will also learn about what researchers find makes for a good retirement. For those expecting to retire in 2012, this six-session group on preparing for a satisfying retirement will combine exploration of retirement topics with supportive discussion. The focus of this group will be considering how you will spend time, energy, and resources in retirement (It will not cover financial planning). Fee: $150 (Registration and fee cover all sessions)Deadline to register: Wednesday, February 1
Center for the Education of Women, 330 E. Liberty Street. $150. 734-764-6005. email@example.com http://www.cew.umich.edu/progevents/retiring-2012-lets-talk-about-it/20111222 [map]
Feb. 8 & 22. Talks by visiting scholars. Feb. 8: Seoul National University archaeology and art history professor Chin-Sung Chang on “Reading Barbarians Hunting Screens: How the Manchus Were Viewed and Visualized in Late Choson Korea.” Feb. 22: Yonsei University (Seoul) political science professor Chung-in Moon on “China’s Rise and the Future of the Korean Peninsula.”
4-5:30 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 764-1825. [map]
For high school age and younger field hockey athletes of all levels! ~ Fer De Lance FHC will be holding 10 indoor field hockey sessions this winter at the University of Michigan Coliseum, starting January 11th and continuing each Wednesday, through March 21 (excluding February 29th due to college break). ~ Sessions run from 5:30pm to 7pm the University of Michigan Coliseum on 721 S 5th avenue in Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Every session will include skill and game instruction, along with game play. ~ Take advantage of first-class coaching and a **NEW fast indoor surface to improve your skills in the off-season. The Coliseum was just resurfaced with Terra-Flex sport court.~ Participants will be coached by USA Field Hockey Level 3 certified Coach Ryan Langford, the assistant coach for the University of Michigan Field Hockey program.
University of Michigan Sport Coliseum, 721 South Fifth Ave. $35 per session. firstname.lastname@example.org ferdelancehc.com [map]
It's time to reinvent your Finances!Join us as Alicia McGovern of Edward Jones help you reach your goal for life, starting with this year as she shares with us her expert knowledge on investing and answer questions as to why you should take a closer look at your finances.Event will be held at the Quarter Bistro & Tavern. Get a seat for only $25. http://www.womenmakingconnections.com/register
The Quarter Bistro & Tavern, 300 S. Maple, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $25. 734-239-2572. email@example.com http://www.womenmakingconnections.com/ [map]
Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help available from club members. Knives and block-out and rough-cut patterns available for sale.
6–8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944–1918. [map]
Learn more about the second annual "Feet and Friends Fighting Colon Cancer" 8k and 5k run/walk that takes place in April. Join us at our kickoff and find out how you can help take up the fight against colon cancer. Beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be provided
Ann Arbor Acura, 540 Auto Mall Dr. Free. 248-663-3434. firstname.lastname@example.org www.feetandfriends.org [map]
Arrowwood Community Center 2566 Arrowwood Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 offers Zumba classes on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM.FREE FIRST CLASS Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That's exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It's an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that's moving millions of people toward joy and health. Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party" that is downright addictive. Join ZIN Instructor Margarita Shelley on Wednesday nights at 6:30 at Arrowwood Community center for your free Zumba class* and experience Zumba for yourself. *Free to first-time participants only
Arrowwood Community Center, 2566 Arrowwood Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Free. Donation. $5. 734-239-3425. email@example.com www.zumba.com [map]
All invited to discuss strategies for dealing with garden weeds. Also, a chance to learn about imminent invaders, such as Japanese hedge parsley and narrowleaf bittercress.
6:45 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free. 604-4674. [map]
All invited to join a discussion of Catch-22, Joseph Heller’s classic WWII black humor novel.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
Talk by U-M psychological clinic social worker Susan Watts and psychologist Jeff Urist.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
(Francois Truffaut, 1970). Drama set in 1798 about a doctor who tries to educate a wild child found in the forest who’s unable even to walk or speak. French, subtitles.
7 p.m., North Quad Space 2435, 105 S. State. Free. 647-0759. [map]
Patrick Haggood discusses the Junior Makers program (see Feb. 25 listing) he has started. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass).
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor–Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 769-1052. [map]
Join us as we view this amazing series that has been airing on PBS and EWTN over recent months. We will facilitate one episode per Wednesday night, over the course of ten weeks (with a break for Ash Wednesday). Bring a friend - everyone is welcome!2/1 - The Ineffable Mystery of God: That Than Which Nothing Greater can be Thought2/8 - Our tainted Nature's solitary boast: Mary, the Mother of God2/15 - The Indispensable Men: Peter, Paul, and the Missionary Adventure2/29 - A Body Both Suffering and Glorious: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church3/7 - Word Made Flesh, True Bread from Heaven: The Mystery of the Church's Sacraments and Worship3/14 - A Vast Company of Witnesses: The Communion of Saints3/21 - The Fire of His Love: Prayer and the Life of the Spirit3/28 - World Without End: The Last Things
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 530 Elizabeth Street. Free. (734) 761-8606. http://sainttc.com/ [map]
Retired local social worker Myrna Lueck leads a discussion of From the New Deal to the New Right, Joseph Lowndes’ account of the growing popularity of conservative politics over the last 80 years.
7:30 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 369-2499. [map]
Rodney Dorsey conducts this music student ensemble in Nelhybel’s Symphonic Movement, Gandolfi’s Flourishes and Meditations on a Renaissance Theme, Paul Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber, and the premier of Andrew Rindfleisch’s American Scripture.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]
This popular Django Reinhardt-style jazz ensemble, led by fast-fingered Reinhardt disciple Evan Perri, is known for its fresh spin on Gypsy jazz. They often veer from the Reinhardt repertoire with intriguing originals and Gypsy-style covers of big band tunes and other genres. Their virtuoso musicians include accordionist Julien Labro, guitarist Paul Brady, and bassist Shawn Conley. Tonight, they’re joined by acclaimed Brooklyn-based jazz violinist Zach Brock.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $10). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun., Feb. 7-Mar. 3. This local professional company performs Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s popular rock musical based on the biblical story of Joseph. The favorite son of the prophet Jacob, Joseph was sold into slavery by his envious brothers but rose to become one of the Pharaoh’s key insiders. Though it never achieved the success of the team’s earlier Jesus Christ Superstar, it’s an appealing and good-natured musical with lots of catchy melodies and innocently irreverent lyrics. Cast TBA.
7 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun. & Feb. 28), 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]
This U-M musicology professor performs John Cage’s “Lecture on Nothing,” a blend of music and musicology that satirizes the lecture form, and “Lecture on Something,” about composer Morton Feldman.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Blanche Anderson Moore Recital Hall, 1100 Baits Dr (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
Atlanta acoustic singer-songwriter quartet known for its politically progressive point of view, quirky stage banter, and inventive 3-part harmonies in a variety of styles from country-rock to contemporary folk to doo-wop. Opening act is Edie Carey, a NYC singer-songwriter whose music blends folk and soul sensibilities in songs about love and friendship that are alternately melancholy, hilarious, and shrewdly observant.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $22.50 in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio, the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com); and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you’re active. Preceded by intermediate (7 p.m.) and beginning (8 p.m.) swing lessons. The Feb. 15 "Vintage Valentines" dance features live music by Alex Belhaj's New Orleans Jazz Quartet, a performance by the vintage jazz dance quartet Erin Morris & Her Ragdolls, a costume contest, and a raffle.
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Room. $5 (students, $4) includes lessons. 945-8428. [map]
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