Belly Dancing, Shows and Jazz: Indoor Activities in Ann Arbor November 8-10

ANN ARBOR, MI — It may be colder outside, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay home. Here are several indoor activities to enjoy November 8-10 in Ann Arbor.

A 45-foot-long Basilosaurus skeleton hangs at the University of Michigan National History Museum in the Biological Sciences Building in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.Jacob Hamilton

On Sunday, Nov. 10, the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History will unveil new exhibits, ranging from a stuffed wolverine to life-size dioramas featuring a black bear, other wildlife, and the mastodon skull found in Mayville, Michigan.

Other attractions include “Under the Microscope”, a gallery that magnifies microscopic items magnified 100,000 times. There’s also “People and the Planet,” an exhibit showing how people shape the planet and how the natural world shapes human cultures. features the Bristle Mammoth skull found near Chelsea, Michigan.

The Museum, 1105 N. University Ave. in Ann Arbor, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Free entry.

More here: The second half of UM’s Natural History Museum will open this weekend

Blue Lama Jazz Club

The dining room can be seen past the house piano keys inside the Blue LLama Jazz Club, 314 S. Main St. in Ann Arbor on Monday, March 25, 2019.MLive.com

Blue LLama Jazz Club has a show every day this weekend at 314 S. Main St. in Ann Arbor.

On Fridays, guests can watch Detroit native Shahida Nurullah perform. Her musical career began at Cass Technical High School and she now performs a range of blues, jazz, samba, bossa nova, show tunes and more, according to the event notice. Book seats on line for the show from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Saturday November 9, Vincent Chandler Septet takes the stage from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Chandler, a Detroit native, is known as an “expressive trombone soloist, versatile accompanist, innovative composer” and vocalist, according to the event notice. Book tickets for this show on linetoo.

From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, the jazz ensemble Bob Sweet Quartet, led by veteran local drummer Sweet, takes the stage. Sweet is an original member of the Sun Messengers, according to the event listing. Book tickets for this show on line.

Ann Arbor Hands on Museum

The Ann Arbor Hands on Museum, 220 East Ann St. in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.Jacob Hamilton

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is hosting “TechTwilight,” a three-night event that kicked off Thursday and will run through Saturday, Nov. 9.

The event celebrates science, technology, art and imagination, according to the website.

From 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays, the museum organizes an adults-only evening to mingle with the artists. Drinks and appetizers will be served. Tickets are $35, $30 for museum members if purchased in advance, or $40 at the door. Admission includes a drink ticket.

From 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, TechTwilight will host an all-ages family day for everyone to experience how science, art, technology, and imagination intersect. The museum is located at 220 E. Ann St. in Ann Arbor.

Literary bookstore

Literati Bookstore at the corner of S. Fourth Ave. and E. Washington St. on Friday, July 18, 2014. (Melanie Maxwell | MLive file photo)NEWS FROM ANN ARBOR

Literati Bookstore, which was named “Bookstore of the Year” by Publishers Weekly, welcomes André Aciman to discuss his romance novel “Find Me”, a sequel to his book “Call Me By Your Name”. The event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 9 at Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St. in Ann Arbor.

The event includes a conversation and Q&A, followed by a book signing. Tickets are $10 or $28.62 for general admission and a hardcover copy.

After here.

Shahira Dance & Fitness

Students rehearse a belly dance routine during a Shahira dance and fitness class at Next Step Dance Center on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. (Samantha Madar | Mlive.com) MLive Media GroupMLive Media Group

Put those hips to work in a belly dancing class on Sunday, November 10 at the Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main St. in Ann Arbor. Classes are $55 for one class for a six-week session or $80 for two classes for a six-week session. Anyone can register on line.

Class schedule:

4 p.m. for level III oriental dance

5:00 p.m. for oriental dance level II

6:00 p.m. for Zumba Fitness

7:00 p.m. for Fitness belly dancing

Learn more about each class here.

Michigan Theater

The Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. in Ann Arbor on Monday, October 14, 2019.

Stop by the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, 603 E. Liberty St., for a plethora of shows this weekend, many of which are free to the public.

Check out the shows offered at the Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival, the Star Wars “epic soundtrack” presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, and various cultural performances.

Consult the list of events here.

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