Calendar of Events
Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35–45 or 55–65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285–6830. [map]
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Panel discussions with U-M and visiting about the secular revolution and its aftermath, including “Archaeologies of Old World Secularism” (9-10:30 a.m.), “Slouching Toward Bethlehem: Secularism in the MENA Region” (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), and “Is Religion Back? Did It Ever Go Away?” (2-3:30 p.m.).
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 1636 SSWB International Institute, 1080 South University. Free. 647-4143. [map]
Every Mon., Sept. 10-Dec. 10. and Jan. 28-May 6. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women’s chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., West Side United Methodist Church, 900 S. Seventh. Free to visitors ($115 per semester dues for those who join). 665-9271. [map]
Every Mon. Play group for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings. Note: Play groups are also offered at 3 AADL branches: Malletts Creek (Tues., 10-11 a.m. & Thurs., 6:30-7:30 p.m.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard; Pittsfield (Wed. 11 a.m.-noon), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; and Traverwood (Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m.) 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Daily, Mar. 8-30. A chance to visit the Easter Bunny. Pet photos with the bunny Mar. 10 (6-8 p.m.). Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier and weigh less than 60 pounds.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 1:30-4:30 & 5:15-8 p.m. (except Sun., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 3-6 p.m.) Briarwood Sears seating area. Free. 769-9610. [map]
Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs.All seniors age 55 & over invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) and ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., $3 (members, $2) on Mon. 794-6250. [map]
Every Mon. Screening of a film TBA. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3). 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
12:30-3 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 794-6520. [map]
Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. All levels of English speakers invited for conversation.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch (Mon.), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch (Wed.), 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy; & 1-2:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch (Fri.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard. Free. 327-4555. [map]
Every Mon. & Thurs. All ages invited to play this intricate game played with colorful tiles. Lunch available (except Dec. 24 & 31) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3). reservations required.
1-3:30 p.m. (Mon.) & 10-11:30 a.m. (Thurs.), Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]
CDL Chess Club volunteer Cindy Blum and U.S. Chess Federation member Robin Linkowski helps kids ages 5-12 to learn to play chess or improve their current chess skills.
3:30-5 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475–8732. [map]
Talk by University of California East Asian languages & civilizations professor Yuming He.
4-5:30 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Room. Free. 764-8888. [map]
(Werner Herzog & Dmitry Vasyukov, 2010). Documentary about the indigenous people living in Bakhtia in the heart of the Siberian Taiga whose daily lives have barely changed over the last century.
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). michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [map]
(Michael Haneke, 2012). Drama set in Paris about 2 retired music teachers whose marriage is tested when the woman has an attack. 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. michtheater.org. [map]
Every Mon. Fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced training ride, 18-24 miles, along country roads west of town.
5 p.m. (Mar., Apr. & Oct.), 5:30 p.m. (May), & 6 p.m. (June-Sept.), meet at Pine Cross Ln. east off Parker Rd. (between Jackson & Liberty), Scio Twp. Free. 426-5116. [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]
Lecture by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (New York City) contemporary design senior curator Ellen Lupton.
6 p.m., 2104 U-M Art + Architecture Bldg., 2000 Bonisteel. Free. 764-1300. [map]
**This class is offered through Washtenaw Community College, but held at Ann Arbor Cooks. The format is exactly the same as all classes offered at Ann Arbor Cooks.**Sweet or savory, souffles are a sure way to impress your guests. It's all about technique for this one! So join us for an evening mastering the process and you'll see just how easy this crowd pleaser can be. Get ready for the ooohhs and aaahhs!! Full participation. Menu: asparagus souffle, Roquefort souffle, lemon souffle, chocolate souffle, and Grand Marnier souffle. Register at www.wccnet.edu/lifelong-learning
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Join us at the Ann Arbor CIL for a night of disability rights, film, and discussion!WE WILL BE WATCHING...The Sundance Film Festival award winner, 'When Billy Broke His Head.. and Other Tales of Wonder’ The movie, (rated PG-13) is described as “A video first-person road movie about disability, civil rights, and the search for intelligent life after brain damage.” Join us after the movie for a discussion about the film and the disability rights movement. DON'T FORGET TO REGISTERThere is a $3.00 fee for this event. Limited need based scholarships are available. To participate, you must register by March 14th. To register or for more information contact Ava at (734) 971-0277 ext. 55.
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, 3941 Research Park Drive. Donation. $3. (734) 971-0277 ext. 55. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Peachy Fitness offers one FREE ladies only Zumba class to new clients. No gym membership is required. We offer class packages and students discounts.
Chapel Hill Clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. 734-681-0477. email@example.com www.peachyfitness.com [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]
Mar. 6: Chiropractor Darren Schmidt on “Allergies & Asthma Arrested.” Mar. 18: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on “Depression Resolution.”
7 p.m., NHC, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [map]
(Peter Farrelly, 1994). The adventures of two idiot buddies on a cross-country trip. Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50.) 668-TIME. [map]
Mar. 18-23. A series of rehearsed staged readings of plays by student playwrights. Mar. 18: Declan Sheahan's Gap Yah, a comedy about 4 British students leaving behind their troubled home lives to travel to India, where one of the group’s love for tiddlywinks sparks an adventure that re-defines their relationships with themselves, each other, and beyond. U-M Basement Arts is producing this play Mar. 28-30 (see listings).Mar. 19: Milena Westarb’s The Loving Demise of Lord Blackwell and His Wife, a murder mystery farce about a widow determined to get her hands on the fortune of her late husband’s nephew. Mar. 20: Teagan Rose’s Sacrificium, , a fantasy about a nightclub owner who has managed to live for more than a thousand years by taking breaths of life from patrons of his club when he meets a woman addicted to drugs, fantasies, and passion who makes him realize there may be more to life than survival. Mar. 21: Allison Brown’s Betty. Mar. 22: Jacob Levi Stroud’s Intimate Objects, a drama set in 2025 in a high-tech saturated world where people are inordinately attached to virtual reality. The action follows 3 technology addicts in a woodsy rehab center where they try to deprogram their minds. Mar. 23: Elana Gantman’s Small Talk.
7 p.m., Walgreen Drama Center Studio One, 1226 Murfin. Free. 764-5350. [map]
U-M musicology professor Mark Clague leads a discussion about 100 years of UMS concerts at Hill Auditorium, with a focus tonight on the history of collaboration between UMS and the U-M School of Music, including the upcoming April production of Milhaud’s Oresteian Trilogy, a massive orchestral and choral work.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4255, 764-2538. [map]
Brenda Olebaum, President of MI Women's Caucus for Art, will give an introduction for the showing of the "Women Art Revolution" http://womenartrevolution.com/index.php"Women Art Revolution" movie for Women's History Month)
Ann Arbor Women Artists, 4844 Jackson Road Suite 100. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org http://annarborwomenartists.org [map]
Rodney Dorsey conducts the Concert Band--an ensemble of nonmusic majors--and the Michigan Youth Band in a program TBA.
7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [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]
Talk by Nature Conservancy ecological restoration leader Chuck Pearson
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. (810) 923-5860. [map]
Talk by Paul Stanton, co-owner of the Plymouth-based stamp business The Mouse and Such. Also, a mini stamp auction.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free admission. 761-5859. [map]
Michigan Women's Caucus for Art president Brenda Oelbaum introduces and shows Lynn Hershman Leeson's 2010 documentary with rare archival footage and interviews with leading women artists about the Feminist Art Movement.
7:30 p.m., 4844 Jackson Rd. (suite 100). Free. 996-2551. [map]
In this class we’ll cover:-What Is Linux?-Why is it important?-What can it do for you?If time permits we’ll then set out to install it on our laptops. Bring your laptop (with your data already backed up!) and walk through the install with us!Free to attend!
All Hands Active, 525 E. Liberty St. Free. email@example.com [map]
This veteran Connecticut acoustic bluesman was mentored by Howlin’ Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin and toured for nearly a decade as the opening act and accompanist of Honeyboy Edwards, the last surviving Robert Johnson-era bluesman. Lawrence specializes in the music of Johnson and his contemporaries and immediate forebears like Son House.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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