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, Ann Arbor 48108. Free. 734-971-0990. firstname.lastname@example.org www.jccannarbor.org [map]
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During 20 years at Valassis Communications, David Brandon served as chairman, president, and chief executive officer. He was named chairman and chief executive officer of Domino’s Pizza, Inc. in 1999 and served in that capacity for 11 years. Brandon was a member of three Big Ten championship football teams under Coach Bo Schembechler, and now serves as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, University of Michigan. In 2008, he was honored as national CEO Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association.
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Rd. (48103) Please car pool if possible. $45 for series of 10 lectures if OLLI member; $10 for one lecture. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olliumich.org [map]
You will have an opportunity to explore beliefs, concerns and preparation for the end of life through lecture, class discussion, and readings. We will discuss issues of the mind, business, independence and saying goodbye. The classes will also cover finding peace, living wills, loss of independence and closing out our life. Abby Wilson is retired clergy in the United Church of Christ.Class meets Wednesdays, February 15 - March 14 Registration is required. All OLLI events are open to anyone over age 50 with a $20 annual OLLI membership.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd (48105). $30. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olliumich.org [map]
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]
Jan. 5 & 19. Riders meet for lunch at different restaurants the 1st and 3rd Wed. through the winter.
11:30 a.m., location TBA. Free. Pay for your own lunch. 662-5052.
Your customers are now more focused on how they spend their money and are seeking the best value for spend. This requires businesses to develop appropriate actions including incentives to put their business in a position to garner that spend. Gary will discuss these customer incentives which have gained new momentum in the last few years including the types of incentives used, who uses incentives to make purchase decisions, how to best target customers and distribute these incentives, as well as, the financial implications for your business. http://linkd.in/AqP8P2 Presentation Level: Intermediate
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/customer-incentives-tired-tactics-or-strategic-tools [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]
All ages invited to join a discussion of a book at a2gov.org/senior. Oct. 17: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera’s novel of ideas set among Czech artists and intellectuals in the wake of the suppression of the 1968 Prague Spring by the Soviet army.Nov. 21: State of Wonder, Ann Patchett’s novel about a pharmaceutical research scientist’s search for her former mentor who disappeared developing a valuable new drug in the Amazon jungle. Dec. 19: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander's influential book about ways in which our system of mass incarceration has come to resemble systems of racial control from a different era. Jan. 16: TBA..
12:30-2 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]
Presenter: Jacqueline Bowman, PhD, Senior Counselor and Program SpecialistCEW is hosting a transfer student support group to assist students with their transition to the U-M.Join us and be part of an ongoing discussion group that will meet to talk about issues that impact your experience at the U-M.Program topics will include: * Navigating the U-M, * Balancing academics and personal life, * Mentoring Relationships, * Searching for internships, and * Pursuing graduate school.This session is open to all U-M transfer students. Registration is required.
Center for the Education of Women; 3rd Floor Conference Room, 330 E. Liberty Street. Free. 734-764-6005. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.cew.umich.edu/progevents/transfer-student-support-group/20120104 [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]
A unique opportunity to gain insight, ask questions and learn about recovery at U of M directly from students who are in recovery.
Michigan League, Vandenberg Room. Free. email@example.com [map]
For kids in grades K-2. Snacks. Nov. 16: “Fun with Chester!” Stories and activities based on the Melanie Watt series of books about Chester the cat. Dec. 14: A book-themed holiday party for kids who have been part of the book group. Jan. 18: Stories and activities about “Snow!” Feb. 15: “Friends Like Bink and Gollie.” Stories and activities inspired by Bink and Gollie, Kate DiCamillo’s book about the adventures of 2 precocious girls.
4:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
Demonstration by inventive, award-winning calligrapher Khaled Al-Saai.
5 p.m., UMMA Multipurpose Room, 525 S. State. Free. 763-UMMA. [map]
(Wim Wenders, 2011). Visually stunning 3D dance film and documentary based on the life and work of the late German choreographer Pina Bausch. German & French, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME. [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]
U-M law and history professor Rebecca Scott and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris) history professor Jean Hebrard discuss Hebrand and Rebecca Scott’s book about the enslavement of a woman from Senegambia at the end of the 18th century and her family’s quest, across five generations, for lives of dignity and equality.
5:30-7 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Graduate Library, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-0400. [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]
6:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 320 W. Michigan, Saline. $1 for hard cards (book of 10 games, $7). 429–7310. [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 share their spiritual and metaphysical questions with others with similar interests. The evening is led by Aaron, a “being of light” channeled by Barbara Brodsky, who offers a talk on a variety of spiritual practicespractices, with a focus in December on Christmas stories. Also, socializing.
7-9:30 p.m., 3003 Washtenaw, suite 2 (entry on Glenwood, next to Arby’s). Free, but donations are accepted. 477-5848. [map]
We humans are story-making creatures. Some stories serve the status quo; others open us to new ways of being–individually and collectively. In this session, we’ll learn a few tools to identify what stories we’re living (both familial and cultural) and how to make conscious choices. Facilitator: Jeanne Mackey, MSW. Part of the ReSkilling evening series.
Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor--High School, 2230 Pontiac Trail, 48105. Free. Donation. firstname.lastname@example.org http://a2reskilling.com/evening-sessions-2/ [map]
U-M English professor Delbanco discusses his recent nonfiction book Lastingness: The Art of Old Age and the new collection of his Sherbrookes trilogy of novels, originally published between 1977 and 1980, about a volatile family living on their estate in southwestern Vermont. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola’s, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
Talk (with tastings) by Morgan & York Fine Wines & Specialty Foods maitre de fromage Simone Jenkins.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4555. [map]
University of Iowa journalism professor Stephen Bloom, a U-M visiting professor, discusses his award-winning nonfiction writing, including Observations from 20 Years of Iowa Life, his piece in the December Atlantic about the context of the Iowa caucuses that set off a firestorm of controversy.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
Screening of Robin Fryday & Gail Dolgin's award-winning 2011 documentary short about James Armstrong, an 85-year-old WWII veteran and an original flag bearer for the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march from Selma to Montgomery, who for half a century ran a voter education program out of his barbershop. Followed at 7:30 p.m. by a program celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Fair Housing Center, with talks by director Robin Fryday, Birmingham (AL) Civil Rights Activists Committee director Shirley Gavin Floyd, and FHC cooperating attorney John Obee.
7 p.m.., Michigan Theater. Free. (877) 979-FAIR. [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]
Slide-illustrated talk by EMU biology instructor and Whitefish Point Bird Observatory board member Mike Kielb.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free. 677-3275. [map]
Feb. 10-12 & 15-19. Malcolm Tulip directs U-M musical theater students in Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s Tony-winning 2007 rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 drama about a group of German adolescents whose sexual awakening is warped and thwarted by bourgeois adult society. One of the seminal works of modern theater, Wedekind’s play was banned as pornographic and not produced in full until the 1960s. Recommended for mature audiences.
7:30 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $17 (students, $10) at the Michigan League in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]
Jazz ensemble led by this U-M music professor, a versatile multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser.
8 p.m., UMMA Forum, 525 S. State. Free. 763-UMMA. [map]
Duo of Chicago soul-folk fusion singer-songwriter Nero, a poet of the everyday and the absurd who’s also something of a rock ’n’ roll preacher, and singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Russell, a member of the Vancouver-based postpunk alt-folk acoustic quartet Po’ Girl. The duo recently released its debut CD, Birds of Chicago, Vol. 1.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 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]
This internally respected Siberian composer and free improvisation pianist performs a variety of styles, including contemporary and free jazz, classical, progressive rock, and folk, often within one song. His admired 2003 album Credo garnered comparisons to everyone from Genesis and Kraftwerk to Vangelis and George Winston. Stolyar “embraces so many styles that to deny any blurs the single-minded scope of interlocking hybrids,” writes a reviewer for the progressive rock magazine Expose.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
Program: Mozart’s Quintet in C major, Rossini’s Duo for cello and bass, and Brahms’ Sextet in G major. Performers TBA.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits Dr. (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [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]
Screenings of the 2010 live action short films nominated for an Academy Award.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $9 (children, students, seniors, & veterans, $7; MTF members, $6.50; Wed., $6). 668-TIME. [map]
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