Calendar of Events
(Stefan Ruzowitzky, 2012). Thriller that follows 2 siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist. Eric Bana.
Michigan Theater. Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $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]
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When schools are closed, come discover the wonderful world of nature. Explore the forest, fields, and ponds, or slide down a snowy slope – a new adventure awaits us every day!8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Two camps offered: grades K-2 & grades 3-5.Pizza lunch included.
Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. $65/child. 734-997-1553. email@example.com http://www.lesliesnc.org [map]
Parents can drop off kids in grades K-12 for a day of stories, discussions, skits, musical performances, and activities centered on Martin Luther King. Lunch provided. Kids age 4 & under welcome if accompanied by an adult.
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., U-M Modern Languages Bldg., 812 E. Washington. Free. Preregistration recommended at sitemaker.umich.edu/mlk/home. 764-9470. [map]
Talk by this attorney, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Intelligence Project, which monitors hate groups and develops legal strategies for protecting citizens from violence-prone groups. For the full schedule of MLK Symposium events, see mlksymposium.umich.edu.
10 a.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. mlksymposium.umich.edu. [map]
Jan. 19-21. Hands-on science activities that explore color, the ways scientists use the color spectrum to learn about the world around us, and the way people perceive color differently.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Jan. 19 & 21) & noon-4 p.m. (Jan. 20), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [. [map]
U-M Hatcher Graduate Library. Panel discussions about the current exhibit of documents from the U-M Clements Library that examine the history and memory of Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. With exhibit curators Martha Jones and Clayton Lewis, as well as student curators.
Noon-1:45 p.m. and 4-6:30 p.m., 100 Hatcher Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-3166. [map]
Planetarium show about a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner, a scientist on her way to the Moon.
12:30 p.m., Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764–0478. [map]
All invited to help remove invasive shrubs from the Furstenberg wetlands. Wear long pants and close-toed shoes; tools and know-how provided. Snacks. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.
1-3 p.m., Furstenberg Nature Area, meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School. Free. 996-3266.
This octet from the award-winning Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit performs a program of vocal music that ranges effortlessly from Bach and Mozart to Broadway and Motown. For youth in grade 3 & up.
2-3 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Performances by U-M music faculty and students in honor of the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
2 p.m., Power Center. Free. 764-0594.
All invited to listen to or join impromptu performances of songs and spoken word pieces about freedom.
3-4 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. mlksymposium.umich.edu.
Talk by Cory Booker, the popular major of Newark, New Jersey.
4 p.m., U-M Law School Honigman Auditorium, 100 Hutchins Hall, 625 S. State. Free. mlksymposium.edu. [map]
Weekly indoor winter (January-March) training sessions for high school aged and YOUNGER field hockey athletes. All skill levels welcome, even first timers. For more details check our website www.ferdelanchc.com
U of M Sport Coliseum, 721 S. Fifth St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $38 per session ($35 per session, if you register for all 10). firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com www.ferdelancehc.com [map]
Our premier, comprehensive childbirth class is designed for pregnant women and their partners who prefer a more condensed format. This in-depth, interactive 6-hour series meets either all-day Saturday or two consecutive Sunday afternoons or two consecutive Monday nights. The series covers a wide range of topics in-depth based on Lamaze International's Six Healthy Birth Practices, including: •the various stages of labor, birth, and early postpartum;; •relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures and positions for labor and delivery; •partner's role with laboring mom; •pain management options and birth interventions; hospital procedures, and Cesarean birth. All of our childbirth educators are highly trained, active in the birth community and are Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators (LCCE). The cost of this class also includes a two-hour breastfeeding class. After you complete your registration, we will email you the code to register for your free class.
University of Michigan East Medical Center, 4260 Plymouth Rd. 185.00. 734.973.1014. firstname.lastname@example.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
Northern roots, that is! Root vegetables - out of sight (where they grow), but not our of our minds! Although the winter months are here, it's still easy to find locally grown produce. Root vegetables are a late fall/winter crop and can withstand our colder Northern climate. Come and learn about the many varieties of root vegetables and tubers and what amazing, local and healthy food you can make with them. Menu: Turnip, Apple and Potato Bisque; Braised Daikon in Mirin and Shoyu; Celeriac Salad with Homemade Tarragon Mayo; Scarlet roasted Beets and Parsnips with Squash and Fennel; Whipped Rutabaga with Gingered Pears. Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
6:30 p.m., Crisler Arena. $7 & $8 (age 55 & older, $5; U-M students, faculty, & staff with ID, free). 764-0247. [map]
Stitchers of all abilities invited to work on their projects together and learn about guild activities. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
7-9 p.m., Rudolf Steiner School, 2230 Pontiac Tr. Free to visitors ($30 annual dues for those who join). 994-4385. [map]
Nov. 19: “Pink Flowers and Hats,” a chance to decorate straw hats with silk flowers while watching 2 slide presentations. Dec. 10: Christmas Potluck & Chinese Auction. Appetizers and a discussion of holiday decorating ideas (at 1375 Woodland Ct., Saline). Followed by a potluck dinner and $10 gift exchange (at 1357 Woodland Ct., Saline). Jan. 21: “Our Trees and Their Needs,” a talk by Tree Frog Tree Service owner Laura Bowman. Feb. 18: “Landscaping Evolution,” a talk by Simply Great Gardening owner Ginny Stobby..
7 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center (except as noted on Dec. 10), 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-1107. [map]
All invited to join a discussion of Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell’s book about often unexpected factors that contribute to extraordinary achievement. Refreshments.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
Reading by poet and songwriter Fiona Chamness, a Greenhills grad and current Oberlin College senior who who was featured in the HBO documentary Brave New Voices and who co-wrote with Aimee Le the poetry collection Feral Citizens. The program begins with open mike readings.
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [map]
We will examine how feature and documentary films depict the personal and political lives of these presidents and discuss how the passage of time affects our perspectives of them. A recommended text is “To The Best of My Ability: The American Presidents” by James M. McPherson (available on Amazon.com). Dr. Adelman is Emeritus Professor of Biological Chemistry; Director of University Relations at University Living. Class meets Mondays and Tuesdays, thru April 30, 2013. Contact office for specific dates.
University Living, 2865 S. Main, 48103. $35. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
Talk by chiropractor Amanda Childress.
7 p.m., Whole Foods Cooking & Lifestyles Classroom, 3135 Washtenaw. Free. Preregistration required. 975-4500. [map]
Former Detroit Free Press reporter Peter Benjaminson discusses his new book that draws on years of interviews with Wells’ friends, lovers, and husband, as well as previously unpublicized deathbed interviews with Wells herself, to tell the story of this seminal Motown singer who sang such hits as “My Guy,” “The One Who Really Loves You,” and “You Beat Me to the Punch.” Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola’s, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
Talk by Detroit Mercy College history professor Roy E. Finkenbine on former slave Anderson and the famous letter he wrote in response to his former master’s request that he return to the plantation to help repair the disarray left by the Civil War.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; dances this month are particularly beginner-friendly.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen’s House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241. [map]
Bob Stack discusses Right Brain Fabrication, his company that makes lithopanes (thin porcelain molds), ceramic molds, and other products for artists and hobbyists.
7:30-9 p.m., 4844 Jackson Rd., suite 100. Free. 996-2551. [map]
Led by world-renowned jazz pianist and Detroit native Geri Allen, (see review) the D3 Trio—including bassist Robert Hurst and drummer Karriem Riggins—serves as house band for a program exploring Detroit music ranging from jazz and Motown to techno and hip-hop. With trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, vocalist and spoken word artist George Shirley, saxophonist James Carter, woodwinds players Dwight Andrews and Ralph Jones, drummer Ali Jackson, guitarists Perry Hughes and Spencer Barefield, bassist Marian Haydn, vocalists Joan Belgrave, Shahida Nurallah, Naima Shamborguer, and Ursula Walker, and the Motown Gospel Legends Choir.
7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $10-$44, in advance at ums.org & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
Slide-illustrated talk by Matthaei horticulturist Connie Crancer.
7:45 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free. Metered parking. (810) 923-5860. [map]
Violist Schotten and pianist Collier—both U-M music professors—are joined by DSO cellist O’Riordan in Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor and Dvorak’s Piano Quartet in E-flat major.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
Every Mon. except Dec. 24. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]
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