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Jan
24
Fri
Free Winter Term Planetarium Shows @ pin Wayne State University Planetarium
Jan 24 all-day
Free Winter Term Planetarium Shows @ pin Wayne State University Planetarium | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Join us for our free weekly planetarium shows! 40 of our 60 seats are reservable for every show. Reserve seats at noon on the Sunday prior to a show at wsuplanetarium.eventbrite.com . Reserved seats get claimed quickly, but we always have 20 walk in seats available too. Full details are below and on the eventbrite page.

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Come join us under the dome for a planetarium show at Wayne State University! Located in room 0209 Old Main, we’ll do some hands on demonstrations, give you a live star talk about the current night sky and our favorite astronomical objects, and follow up with ‘Phantom of the Universe: The Search for Dark Matter’ – a full dome film about the search for this material that physicists believe makes up 27% of the universe, narrated by Tilda Swinton.

Our planetarium has seating for 60. Children are welcome at our Friday night shows so long as they can enjoy themselves without disturbing the other visitors. Our vocabulary and topics of discussion are geared towards a teen and adult audience so young science enthusiasts will love it but those children new to astronomy may prefer our Young Astronomers show, offered on the second Saturday of the month.

Shows are held on Fridays at 7pm and 8:30pm. Shows start promptly at the posted time, so guests should arrive early to be seated, and give themselves plenty of time to park and walk into the building. Those with reserved seats who are not present 10 minutes prior to the show will have their seats released to walk-in guests if space is limited.

Tickets: 2/3 of our tickets are available for reservation and 1/3 are available to walk-in guests at the door. You can reserve free tickets beginning at noon the Sunday before the show via Eventbrite here: wsuplanetarium.eventbrite.com .

SATURDAY MORNING FAMILY SHOWS:
We have free Young Astronomer shows on the second Saturday morning of each month. These shows are a bit shorter and cover topics that will engage our younger guests and their families.

Interested in bringing a large group to the planetarium?

The planetarium can be reserved for private showings for school groups, scout troops, birthday parties or by other organizations for a fee. Please complete our group reservation form for more information: http://planetarium.wayne.edu/starstudents

Looking for other astronomical events in the area?

Consider checking out an astronomy club and heading out with them to look through their telescopes at the night sky! Some of the astronomy clubs in our area include the Warren Astronomical Society, Ford Amateur Astronomy Club, Seven Ponds Astronomy Club, Oakland Astronomy Club, University Lowbrow Astronomers, Farmington Community Stargazers, and Detroit Astronomical Society. Wayne State University students should join the WSU Student Astronomical Society.

Mending the Safety Net:FREE Annual Professional Resource-Sharing Event @ Wayne County Community College District-Downriver Campus
Jan 24 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Mending the Safety Net:FREE Annual Professional Resource-Sharing Event @ Wayne County Community College District-Downriver Campus | Taylor | Michigan | United States

Event Name:
Mending the Safety Net: FREE Annual Professional Resource-Sharing Event

Location:
Taylor

Event Description
For over two decades, The Healthy Downriver Community Team, a local community collaborative, has presented its free professional resource sharing event “Mending the Safety Net”.

This year, Mending the Safety Net will be held Friday, January 24th from 8:30 am-11:30 am at Wayne County Community College District-Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline Road, Taylor.

This event is an opportunity for nonprofit direct service providers to network and gather new and unique resources. This event is designed for family service workers, hospital and school social workers, nurses, case managers, health and human services workers, educators, early childhood professionals and volunteers who assist families in need. Mending the Safety Net is a great opportunity for industry professionals to speak with other professionals and learn about new programs and services that could help their clients.

For exhibitor details or general info about the event, contact Dina Vannice at dinav@theinfocenter.org Registration is not necessary to attend the event. This annual resource fair is open to field professionals at no charge. (Hospitality Suite sponsored by DTE Energy)

Event Dates
1-24-2020

Event Link
www.theinfocenter.org

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune @ Open Book Theatre Company
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune @ Open Book Theatre Company

Location:
Open Book Theatre Company 1621 West Rd. Trenton, MI 48183

Event Description
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Jan 24- Feb 22, 2020

By Terrance McNally, Dir. Wendy Katz Hiller

A critical and popular success, this bittersweet comedy combines poignancy and laughter as it traces the unlikely romance that begins to develop between two middle-aged “losers.”

*this show contains strong language and sexual situations, and is recommended for adult audiences

“Terrence McNally has…a hit…in FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE. A romantic two-hander with character depth and an abundance of laughs…” —Variety. “…Terrence McNally’s very sweet, extraordinarily funny, romantic and ribald comedy…” —NY Post. “Terrence McNally is one of our most original and audacious dramatists, and one of our funniest…” —The New Yorker.

Featuring Krista Schafer Ewbank as Frankie and Patrick Loos as Johnny. Lighting design by Harley Miah, Scenic Design by Stephanie Baugher. Property design by Reyna DeSilva. Stage managed by Jillian Joie Dahl.

Event Dates
January 24-February 22, 2020

Event Link
http://openbooktheatrecompany.net/frankie-and-johnny/

Frankie and Johnny @ Open Book Theatre Company
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm
Frankie and Johnny @ Open Book Theatre Company | Trenton | Michigan | United States

Come enjoy this live production! Set in a New York City walk-up apartment, this bittersweet comedy combines poignancy and laughter as it traces the unlikely romance that begins to develop between two middle-aged restaurant workers. For mature audiences.

The Music of Louis Armstrong & Camila Meza/DSO String Quartets @ Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm
The Music of Louis Armstrong & Camila Meza/DSO String Quartets @ Detroit Symphony Orchestra | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra was the first act to ever grace the stage of the Paradise Theatre on December 26, 1941. Bassist Rodney Whitaker, who performed on the inaugural Paradise Jazz Series concert in 1999, leads a top-notch ensemble to pay homage to Satchmo! Whitaker will be joined by trumpeter Marcus Printup, pianist Eric Reed, drummer Herlin Riley, saxophonist Victor Goines, trombonist Vincent Gardner, and vocalists Rockelle Fortin and Chris McDole.
Also on this double bill: Chilean-born singer, guitarist, and composer Camila Meza and her band join forces with a DSO string quartet to perform Meza’s original music.

KRIS JOHNSON QUARTET @ The CUBE
Jan 24 @ 10:00 pm
KRIS JOHNSON QUARTET @ The CUBE | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Event Name:
KRIS JOHNSON QUARTET

Location:
The CUBE, 3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201

Event Description
Award-winning trumpeter, composer, and educator Kris Johnson toured the world as a trumpeter and arranger with the Count Basie Orchestra from 2008-2019. Drawing from jazz, classical, hip-hop, and neo-soul, his writing creates diverse textures that represent his unique musical identity. Johnson will be joined by pianist Alexis Lombre, bassist Jonathon Muir-Cotton, and drummer Nate Winn.

Tickets:
$39 –  VIP Experience (includes admission, reserved cabaret seat, and 1 FREE Drink)
$12 – General Admission Seating (in advance)
$8 – General Admission with ticket to Music of Louis Armstrong Jazz concert

Event Dates
01/24/2020 | 10 PM

Event Link
https://www.dso.org/events-and-tickets/events/kris-johnson-quartet

Jan
25
Sat
Cat Fanciers Association Cat Show @ Monroe County Community College
Jan 25 – Jan 26 all-day
Cat Fanciers Association Cat Show @ Monroe County Community College | Monroe | Michigan | United States

Event Name:
Cat Fanciers Association Cat Show

Location:
Monroe County Community College, 1555 Raisinville Rd., Gerald Welch Health Education Bldg, Monroe, MI 48161

Event Description
CFA All Breed and Household Pet Cat Show

This show features the exhibition and judging of cats & kittens throughout the weekend. Meet the breeds: American Shorthairs, Exotics, Maine Coons, Persians, Ragdolls, Orientals, Siamese, Tonkinese, Russian Blues, Sphynx and many more! Fun for all ages!

Admission at door: $6 adults, $5 seniors/students, $4 children, under age 6 -no charge.

Free parking

Event Dates
January 25 & 26, 2020

Event Link
http://www.cfa.org

FEED THE BIRDS THIS WINTER @ Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center, Flat Rock  
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
FEED THE BIRDS THIS WINTER @ Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center, Flat Rock   | Flat Rock | Michigan | United States

FEED THE BIRDS THIS WINTER

Saturday, January 25th from 10 a.m. to Noon

Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center, Flat Rock

Learn about the bird species that visit our feeders during the winter months, what foods they eat, and just how simple

it can be to bring them to your own feeders during this interactive program.  Make a pinecone-peanut butter feeder to take home!

Ages: Fun for all ages!  Cost:  $5 per person

Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

www.metroparks.com

WINTER FEATHERED FRIENDS @ Lake Erie Metropark, Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
WINTER FEATHERED FRIENDS @ Lake Erie Metropark, Marshlands Museum, Brownstown | Brownstown Charter Township | Michigan | United States

WINTER FEATHERED FRIENDS

Saturday, January 25th at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Lake Erie Metropark, Marshlands Museum, Brownstown

Not all birds fly south for the winter!  Some stay here all year and brave the cold.  Join us for a winter bird walk

as we search for and learn about these hardy winter birds.

Ages: Fun for all ages      Cost: $3 child, $5 adult

Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

www.metroparks.com

Learn To Play D & D @ Bacon Memorial District Library
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Learn To Play D & D @ Bacon Memorial District Library | Wyandotte | Michigan | United States

Learn the basics of D&D. Includes character building and game play. Materials provided. Registration required!
http://bacon.evanced.info/signup/List?kw=learn%20to%20play

THE WILD READERS BOOK CLUB @ Oakwoods  Metropark Nature Center, Flat Rock
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
THE WILD READERS BOOK CLUB @ Oakwoods  Metropark Nature Center, Flat Rock | Flat Rock | Michigan | United States

THE WILD READERS BOOK CLUB

Saturday, January 25th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Oakwoods  Metropark Nature Center, Flat Rock

Do  you love reading about nature, history, and wildlife?  Come join our book club and have intellectual conversations with fellow

readers and nature lovers.  We meet once a month and discuss the book’s topics together.  This month, we will be discussing the

books we will be covering over the next few months.

Ages:  16  &  Over     Cost:  Donation

Please pre-register at 734-782-3956 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com   

www.metroparks.com

 

EVENING OWL PROWL @ Lake Erie Metropark, Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm
EVENING OWL PROWL @ Lake Erie Metropark, Marshlands Museum, Brownstown | Brownstown Charter Township | Michigan | United States

EVENING OWL PROWL

Saturday, January 25th at 6 p.m.

Lake Erie Metropark, Marshlands Museum, Brownstown

Learn about the habits and habitats of these extraordinary birds. After an indoor presentation

we’ll head out on the trails and see if we can lure in a Screech Owl or two with recorded calls!

Ages:  Fun for all ages!    Cost: $6 per person

Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

www.metroparks.com

Frankie and Johnny @ Open Book Theatre Company
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm
Frankie and Johnny @ Open Book Theatre Company | Trenton | Michigan | United States

Come enjoy this live production! Set in a New York City walk-up apartment, this bittersweet comedy combines poignancy and laughter as it traces the unlikely romance that begins to develop between two middle-aged restaurant workers. For mature audiences.

Jan
26
Sun
Frankie and Johnny @ Open Book Theatre Company
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm
Frankie and Johnny @ Open Book Theatre Company | Trenton | Michigan | United States

Come enjoy this live production! Set in a New York City walk-up apartment, this bittersweet comedy combines poignancy and laughter as it traces the unlikely romance that begins to develop between two middle-aged restaurant workers. For mature audiences.

LENS CAP @ Lake Erie Metropark, Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm
LENS CAP @ Lake Erie Metropark, Marshlands Museum, Brownstown | Brownstown Charter Township | Michigan | United States

LENS CAP

Sunday, January 26th at 2 p.m.

Lake Erie Metropark, Marshlands Museum, Brownstown

Join us for a photo exploration of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks and beyond through images that have been submitted by photographers

just like you. You submit some photos and we’ll make sense of them!  For details on how to participate, contact the Marshlands Museum.

 Everybody is welcome, even if you didn’t submit anything!

Ages: All ages     Cost: Donation

Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

www.metroparks.com

Jan
28
Tue
EAGLES ON ICE @ Lake Erie Metropark, Marshlands Museum, Brownstown
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
EAGLES ON ICE @ Lake Erie Metropark, Marshlands Museum, Brownstown | Brownstown Charter Township | Michigan | United States

EAGLES ON ICE

Saturday, January 28th at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Lake Erie Metropark, Marshlands Museum, Brownstown

The icy waters of the Detroit River attract a rich variety of waterfowl.  Where one finds ducks in winter, one will find eagles too. 

Dozens of them in fact!  Bundle up and join us as we search the river for bald Eagles

Ages:  All ages    Cost: $3 per child; $5 per adult

Please pre-register at 734-379-5020 or email kevin.arnold@metroparks.com

www.metroparks.com

Jan
29
Wed
Bullet Journaling @ Bacon Memorial District Library
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bullet Journaling @ Bacon Memorial District Library | Wyandotte | Michigan | United States

Bullet journaling is a organizational strategy that can lead to higher performance, more productivity and a satisfying feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day. Learn new and simple planning techniques or tweak your existing strategies. We will share monthly what worked and what didn’t and plan our coming months together. We also will dive into hand lettering and layouts for those of you with a creative streak. Please bring a notebook and something to write with. A ruler and colored markers or highlighters would be nice as well but not necessary. Here’s to a productive new year!

Hands On History: Native American Artifacts @ Dearborn Historical Museum
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hands On History: Native American Artifacts @ Dearborn Historical Museum | Dearborn | Michigan | United States

Join us January 29th at 7PM for a chance to get up close and personal with some our recently cataloged Native American artifacts. If you are interested in Native American history, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about various artifacts. The museum’s collection manager and archaeology intern will be on hand to have conversations and answer questions of attendees during the event. This collections event is free for museum members and $5 for non-members to attend.

Jan
30
Thu
Al Turner Drop In Chess @ Bacon Memorial District Library
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Al Turner Drop In Chess @ Bacon Memorial District Library | Wyandotte | Michigan | United States

Kids and adults of all ages can meet challenging new players every Thursday @ 7:00 PM

Jan
31
Fri
Free Winter Term Planetarium Shows @ pin Wayne State University Planetarium
Jan 31 all-day
Free Winter Term Planetarium Shows @ pin Wayne State University Planetarium | Detroit | Michigan | United States

Join us for our free weekly planetarium shows! 40 of our 60 seats are reservable for every show. Reserve seats at noon on the Sunday prior to a show at wsuplanetarium.eventbrite.com . Reserved seats get claimed quickly, but we always have 20 walk in seats available too. Full details are below and on the eventbrite page.

———————————
Come join us under the dome for a planetarium show at Wayne State University! Located in room 0209 Old Main, we’ll do some hands on demonstrations, give you a live star talk about the current night sky and our favorite astronomical objects, and follow up with ‘Phantom of the Universe: The Search for Dark Matter’ – a full dome film about the search for this material that physicists believe makes up 27% of the universe, narrated by Tilda Swinton.

Our planetarium has seating for 60. Children are welcome at our Friday night shows so long as they can enjoy themselves without disturbing the other visitors. Our vocabulary and topics of discussion are geared towards a teen and adult audience so young science enthusiasts will love it but those children new to astronomy may prefer our Young Astronomers show, offered on the second Saturday of the month.

Shows are held on Fridays at 7pm and 8:30pm. Shows start promptly at the posted time, so guests should arrive early to be seated, and give themselves plenty of time to park and walk into the building. Those with reserved seats who are not present 10 minutes prior to the show will have their seats released to walk-in guests if space is limited.

Tickets: 2/3 of our tickets are available for reservation and 1/3 are available to walk-in guests at the door. You can reserve free tickets beginning at noon the Sunday before the show via Eventbrite here: wsuplanetarium.eventbrite.com .

SATURDAY MORNING FAMILY SHOWS:
We have free Young Astronomer shows on the second Saturday morning of each month. These shows are a bit shorter and cover topics that will engage our younger guests and their families.

Interested in bringing a large group to the planetarium?

The planetarium can be reserved for private showings for school groups, scout troops, birthday parties or by other organizations for a fee. Please complete our group reservation form for more information: http://planetarium.wayne.edu/starstudents

Looking for other astronomical events in the area?

Consider checking out an astronomy club and heading out with them to look through their telescopes at the night sky! Some of the astronomy clubs in our area include the Warren Astronomical Society, Ford Amateur Astronomy Club, Seven Ponds Astronomy Club, Oakland Astronomy Club, University Lowbrow Astronomers, Farmington Community Stargazers, and Detroit Astronomical Society. Wayne State University students should join the WSU Student Astronomical Society.

Frankie and Johnny @ Open Book Theatre Company
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm
Frankie and Johnny @ Open Book Theatre Company | Trenton | Michigan | United States

Come enjoy this live production! Set in a New York City walk-up apartment, this bittersweet comedy combines poignancy and laughter as it traces the unlikely romance that begins to develop between two middle-aged restaurant workers. For mature audiences.

Feb
1
Sat
Shiver on the River @ Belle Isle Casino
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Daddy Daughter Dance @ Parkside Gardens
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Frankie and Johnny @ Open Book Theatre Company
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm
Frankie and Johnny @ Open Book Theatre Company | Trenton | Michigan | United States

Come enjoy this live production! Set in a New York City walk-up apartment, this bittersweet comedy combines poignancy and laughter as it traces the unlikely romance that begins to develop between two middle-aged restaurant workers. For mature audiences.

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