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Ski Girls Rock

Through March 5, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
phone 810-229-9581

@ Mt. Brighton, 4141 Bauer Rd. Brighton, MI, 48116
Ski Girls Rock, a previously Vail and Beaver Creek exclusive program, inspired and designed by Olympic gold medalist and World Alpine Ski Champion Lindsey Vonn, will continue this season at Mt. Brighton! Ski Girls Rock is a two day program led by female instructors focusing, not only on improving skiing technique, but also empowering girls through the sport and building students’ confidence while developing friendships, teamwork and social skills. Passholders $120 | Non-Passholders $160
Ski Girls Rock

Beginner T'ai Chi Ch'uan Classes

Mondays, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Aug. 2, 2018
phone 248-854-3953

For over 27 years, the Michigan T'ai Chi Ch'uan Institute has been teaching the traditional syllabus of Wu Family T'ai Chi Ch'uan lineage in Metro Detroit. The beginner classes teach students the 108 posture hand form through one on one instruction. The 108 posture form takes every joint in your body through its full natural range of motion while challenging your balance, improving coordination, relaxing your breathing, and increasing circulation. Stop in for a free introductory class! $70/month

Free Heartfulness Meditation & Relaxation

Mondays, 7-8 p.m. Continues through May 1
phone 248-255-9635

@ Heartfulness Meditation Institute, IV floor 3270 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy
Welcome to the free heartfulness meditation sessions and plunge into refreshing, absorbing meditation Every Sunday: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon Every Monday: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Every Wednesday: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Free Heartfulness Meditation & Relaxation

Free Introductory Meditation Course: Mindfulness and Loving Kindness

Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. Continues through April 10
phone 734-239-5985

Mindfulness and Loving Kindness FREE INTRODUCTORY MEDITATION COURSE Meditation provides a clear stable mind, necessary for a happy life and foundation for deepening our spiritual journey. This course offers hands-on experience with the basic elements of meditation, using breath, posture and techniques for coping with distractions and laxity of the mind as well as cultivating loving kindness for oneself and others. Mondays, February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Free
Birmingham Unitarian Church (map)
651 N. Woodward at Lone Pine Rd.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (248) 647-2380
Free Introductory Meditation Course: Mindfulness and Loving Kindness
Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through May 28
phone 519-253-1812

Experience this new travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum that explores forgeries and the length forgers will take to deceive the public. This interactive exhibit features all kinds of real and fake objects from historical and cultural artifacts to household items and brand names. Learn how to tell a fake from an authentic item and have fun trying to guess which objects are the real deal. School programming available. $5.00
Museum Windsor (map)
401 Riverside Drive West

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Tue., Feb. 21, 8 p.m.

This show is all about gender identity, gender bending, and gender fluidity — without taking itself too seriously, of course. Those familiar will already know the musical’s infectious tunes like, the mythologically based “Origin of Love,” “Tear Me Down,” the titular “Angry Inch,” and my personal favorite, “Wig in a Box” as well as the storyline, which follows transgender Hedwig Robinson as she tries to make it big as a rock star while riding the coattails of another successful singer. This traveling show stars Tony and Olivier Award nominee Euan Morton, who is a little burlier than we’re used to in a Hedwig, but we’re willing to give him a shot. $39

Fisher Theatre (map)
3011 W. Grand Blvd.
New Center
phone (313) 872-1000
Hedwig and the Angry Inch

The Necks

Tue., Feb. 21, 8 p.m.

The Necks are probably one of the best bands in the world (we mean, The New York Times thinks so), and definitely the most unique band from Australia. Since the late 1980s the Necks have produced original post-rock-ish type music that holds its own and rewards repeated listening. Their debut album, Sex, consisted of one nonstop track, and that’s what they do best: long tracks with little nuances throughout the piece that keep listeners on their toes. It took some time for North America to buy in, and thankfully we haven’t gone to war with Australia yet so they’ve been allowed in the country. The band is touring behind its 19th studio album, Unfold, which promises to be just as expertly crafted as the rest, blending tradition with experimentation. $15

Trinosophes (map)
1464 Gratiot
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 737-6606 (FAX); (313)

Planning for Community Food Security

Tue., Feb. 21, 5:30-7:45 p.m.
phone 313-833-0396

"Creating community activists, from toddlers to seniors" is a monthly workshop series hosted by the Detroit Association of Planners. Our first workshop of the year is Planning for Community Food Security. Kibibi Blount-Dorn, Program Manager at Detroit Food Policy Council, will be your moderator for the evening. She welcomes our guest speakers, Mimi Pledl of DEGC and Dr. Velonda Thompson of the City of Detroit Health Department, who will be discussing the recently updated Detroit Food Security Policy and what it means for the community. The event is free, Light refreshments will be served. Free
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Al Di Meola

Tue., Feb. 21, 7 p.m.


Royal Oak Music Theatre (map)
318 W. Fourth St.
Downtown Royal Oak
phone (248) 399-2980

Daryl Davis wvsg George Bedard

Tue., Feb. 21, 7-9 p.m.
phone 734-241-5277

Boogie-woogie piano master Daryl Davis returns to Monroe's Blues Series, joined by Ann Arbor guitar god George Bedard. Free
Carleton Branch Library (map)
1444 Kent St
Greater Detroit Area
phone (734) 654-2180


Tue., Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

The five-piece band, Tesla are coming to Detroit. Since starting in 1982 as City Kidd, and then changing to their present name in 1985, the band has delivered rock music for decades. $20-$75

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The Fillmore (map)
2115 Woodward Ave.
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-5451; (313) (FAX)


Tue., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Rock singer, Dorothy, accompanied by three talented musicians, will be gracing the Shelter with their presence on February 21. $12.50

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Shelter (map)
431 E. Congress
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-6358
Britton Recital Hall (map)
University of Michigan
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone (734) 764-0583


Tue., Feb. 21, 8 p.m.


The Ark (map)
316 S. Main St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 763-8587

Arabic Language Courses

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Saturdays. Continues through April 22
phone (313) 582-AANM (2266)

Students are invited to register for interactive 13-week courses in Elementary Standard Arabic, offered in Adult 101, Adult 102 and Youth 101 levels at AANM. Adult course are open to ages 15+ and youth courses are available for ages 9-14. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. For more information including course schedules, cost and registration info please visit $300 AANM Members, $350 general public (includes one-year Museum Membership)
Arab American National Museum (map)
13624 Michigan Ave.
East Downtown Dearborn
phone (313) 582-2266; (313) 582-1086 (FAX)
Arabic Language Courses
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