Meet and Greets, Burlesque and Knit-A-Longs – January Arts Events

. December 29, 2016.
It's all happening this month
It's all happening this month

Make, Create, Collaborate

The founders of Ypsi Alloy Studios are visiting the Ann Arbor Art Center for an Artists Meet & Greet. This event, an opportunity for artists and art lovers to hear about the creation of Ypsi Alloy Studios, will highlight what the Studio means to the founders, individually, as artists. All are welcome to join the discussion concerning the impact of art in a community and to meet fellow artists for collaboration.

Thursday, January 26. 6pm
The Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W Liberty St.
(734) 994-8004 | annarborartcenter.org
Free

A literary recount of lived racism

Claudia Rankine has been an acclaimed and prolific writer for decades with five volumes of poetry, numerous essays and two plays to her credit. Her latest work Citizen: An American Lyric has combined essay, personal narrative, photography and poem into a powerful reflection on American racism. At this talk with Claudia Rankine, the author will discuss living with racism as depicted through the book.

Monday, January 16. 4pm. Rackham Auditorium, 915 East Washington St.
734-355-1285 | oami.umich.edu
Free

Lights, music, burlesque

Step back into time for one night with a full show of entertainment. The 6th Annual Ragtime Extravaganza is packed with ragtime musicians and singers, burlesque and tap dancing. The show, intended for mature audiences, features two burlesque numbers, so leave the kids at home. Doors open at 7 with some pre-concert entertainment from ragtime pianists in the lobby.

Saturday, January 21 | $22 | 8pm
Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St.
michtheater.org

Stitching for a cause

The Women’s March on Washington is happening Jan 21. The mission of Pussyhat Project Knit-A-Long is to knit a cat-eared hat for all 1.17 million women in the march. This project is nationwide, but Spun Ann Arbor is hosting Knit-A-Long to make it more social and fun! The pattern to make the cat-eared hat is online at pussyhatproject.com. Gather round and get to knitting.

Sunday, January 15 | 3:30pm
Spun Ann Arbor, 407 N 5th Ave.
734-668-8397 | spunannarbor.com
Free

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