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Celebrate Tu B'Shevat
• Congregation Beth Ahm in West Bloomfield: Take part in a Tu b'Shevat
Check It Out!
ARTS c CULTURE
Attend opening reception of
"Contemporary Teapots, Ancient
Ancestors" 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14,
at Pewabic Pottery,10125 E. Jefferson,
Detroit. Runs through March 6. Free.
A dozen artists include Mark Shapiro.
(313) 822-0954. www.pewabic.org .
Check out avant-garde works of art
and also cool and funky wearable
items at "Not Your Grandma's Fiber
Show," opening 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
16 (patron event at noon), at Janice
Charach Gallery inside West Bloomfield
JCC. Fashioned by leading artists from
throughout the country, the exhibit
will include fiber art creations by stu-
dents, alumni and staff of the Eastern
Michigan University Art Department,
with guest curator Brooks Harris
Stevens. Show continues through
March 3. Hours:10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday, and until 7 p.m.
Thursday; also noon-4 p.m. Sunday.
www.jccdet.org or (248) 432-5579.
Enjoy a kosher lunch followed by Rabbi
Steven Rubenstein's review and a dis-
cussion of The Yiddish Policeman's
Union, the Michael Chabon novel, noon
Thursday, Jan. 20, at Cong. Beth
Ahm, West Bloomfield. Men welcome
at sisterhoodevent. $15, or $12 for sis-
terhood members. Pay in advance or
at door, but RSVP to Shelley: snslist@
aol.com or (248) 661-8080.
Join a docent-led tour of "A Day in
the Warsaw Ghetto: A Birthday Trip in
Hell," noon Sundays at the Holocaust
Memorial Center, 28123 Orchard Lake
Road, Farmington Hills. Though March
13, see 85 images from 1941 that were
hidden for more than 40 years. Open
daily except Saturday; there is an
admission charge. 248) 553-2400 or
CINEMA 6, STAGE
Prepare for scares in the
Stagecrafters' show Wait Until Dark,
Friday, Jan. 14-30, at Baldwin
Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette in Royal Oak.
An alley in old Jaffa
40 January 13 2011
The cat-and-mouse thriller is set in
1960s' Greenwich Village. (248) 541-
6430 or www.stagecrafters.org .
See Magenta Giraffe Theatre
Company's premiere of The Agony
& the Agony by Nicky Silver open-
ing Friday, Jan. 14-Feb. 5, at 1515
Broadway in Detroit 48226. Director is
Lisa Melinn; Frannie Shepherd-Bates
is artistic director. $15-$18 or pay
what you can (except opening night).
• Actors' workshops: "Magenta
Mondays," taught by the company's
working professionals, will start 7-10
p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at the theater.
$15 per class or pay what you can.
Schedule: or (313) 408-7269.
Shake off the blues at a One
Acts Festival, organized by TLC
Productions, 8-10 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, Jan. 21-22, and 2-4 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 23, at Village Theater
at Cherry Hill, 50400 Cherry Hill
in Canton 48187. Each show offers
six one-act plays, including Mark
Harvey Levine's The Rental and Lorin
Howard's Uncomfortable Sex, which
has Jewish characters. $10. ticprod.
wordpress.com/the-festival or (734)
Find humor in Steve Solomon's My
Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish,
I'm in Therapy playing through Jan.
23, at Andiamo Novi Theatre, 42705
Grand River. andiamonovitheatre.com
or (248) 348-4448. Running Jan.
26-30 is mindreader Marc Salem's
Take a nostalgic musical look at old-
time radio in the Village Players
production of 1940s Radio Hour open-
ing 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at their
playhouse, 34660 Woodward, south of
Maple, in Birmingham. Show times: 8
p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through
Feb. 5, and also 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan.
30 and Feb. 6. $17. (248) 644-2075 or
Catch the Tony Award-winning farce 39
program with pizza and salad, sponsored by the Men's Club, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 19. Rabbi Steven Rubinstein will lead a learning seder
on the "New Year of the Trees," discussing how Tu b'Shevat has become
a focal point for Jewish environmental awareness in recent years. Minyan
follows at 7 p.m. Women and teens also welcome. $6. RSVP required by 4
p.m. Jan. 18 to Steve: firstname.lastname@example.org or Marc: (248) 661-0416.
• Young family event: Plan on getting your hands dirty as you learn about
the importance of trees to the Jewish people at free community program for Tu
b'Shevat 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Orchard Mall, Orchard Lake Road north of
Maple in West Bloomfield. Leader Martha Goldberg of Southfield's Congregation Shaarey
Zedek invites young families to wear green or a homemade tree costume, and get ready to try a tasty snack from a tree.
Details from Karen: email@example.com or (248) 357-5544, ext. 60.
• Temple Emanu-El in Oak Park: Eat vegetarian at Tu b'Shevat family-friendly seder 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. Cantor
Darcie Sharlein and singer-guitarist Steve Klaper will explain symbolic foods for the holiday and lead music, stories and
activities. $5. or $10 family. Food assignments: last name beginning A-J, bring dessert; K-S, bring main veggie dish; T-Z,
salad. RSVP by Jan. 21: (248) 967-4020.
Steps, based on the Alfred Hitchcock
movie, through Jan. 30, at Meadow
Brook Theatre on Oakland University
campus, 207 Wilson Hall in Rochester.
Schedule: www.mbtheatre.com or
COMEDY 6. CONCERTS
Delight in Tchaikovsky's iconic Swan
Lake, performed by Russian National
Ballet Theatre of Moscow, 8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 14, at Music Hall Center
for the Performing Arts, 350 Madison
in Detroit. $30-$50. www.ticketmaster.
com or (313) 887-8500.
See pianist Matthew Ball tickle the
ivories at "Boogie Night-notes" con-
cert, presented by Detroit Chamber
Winds & Strings, 8:30 p.m. (reception
at 8) Friday, Jan. 14, at Hagopian
World of Rugs, 850 S. Old Woodward
in Birmingham. Tickets start at $10 for
org or (248) 559-2095.
Appreciate contemporary dance
program featuring Eisenhower Dance
Ensemble 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14,
at Troy Center for the Performing
Arts, 4777 Northfield Parkway in Troy.
$8-$16. Box office: (248) 559-2095.
Come with your family to "Havdalah
Hootenanny" 6:30 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 15, at Cong. Beth Ahm in West
Bloomfield. Bring your own Havdalah
kit or make one at program. Try for
prizes in game quiz show, Jewpardy,
hosted by local celebrity, "Alex
Trebeckewitz." Free; non-members
welcome. RSVP required; contact Nina
for space availability: nrosenblum@
cbahm.org or (248) 851-6880, ext. 5.
Get vacation ideas at Travel
Extravaganza, co-sponsored by the
JCC and Cadillac Travel, 1-5 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 16, at West Bloomfield
JCC. Event will include representa-
tives from most cruise lines, Sandals
Resorts and Apple Vacations; also,
break-out sessions, giveaways, dis-
counts, snacks, beverages, clowns,
balloon animals and more. Free admis-
sion. Marilyn: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Come to play mah jongg 6:45 p.m.
(register at 6) Thursday, Jan. 27,
at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield.
Event offers door prizes and munchies,
chance to buy raffle tickets. Advance
payment of $25 per person, payable
to Temple Israel Sisterhood, must
be received by Jan. 21 at: Temple
Israel, 5725 Walnut Lake Road, West
Bloomfield, MI 48323. Indicate on
registration if you wish to play com-
petitive or non-competitive mahj. If
registering with others, list names and
indicate who will be EAST. $30 at door,
if space remains; limited to first 200
to RSVP. Julie: (248) 960-1624.
Oh, the places you'll go with the
Center Travel Dept. Get brochure from
Marilyn: email@example.com or (248)
• Day trips: The 39 Steps Jan. 19
at Meadowbrook Theatre; Prokofiev's
Cinderella with Detroit Symphony
Orchestra Jan. 21 at Orchestra Hall;
Joffrey Ballet Jan. 30 at Detroit
Opera House; In the Heights Feb. 13 at
• Extended trips: Escorted adven-
tures on schedule include "Sarasota,
Fla.," Jan. 26-Feb. 8; "Scottsdale,
Ariz.," Feb. 8-21 or until Feb. 28;
"Cuba, A Jewish Mission," Feb. 9-17,
April 20-27 or April 27-May 5;
"Morocco, A Jewish Heritage Tour,"
March 2-April 1.
Hear jokes at Rabbi Jason Miller's lec-
ture on why there are so many Jewish
comedians at "Jew So Funny," part of
the ASK (Adults Seeking Knowledge)
Lunch Series, noon-1:3O p.m. Monday,
Jan. 24, at Temple Israel in West
Bloomfield. $5 includes lunch. RSVP
by Jan. 17: firstname.lastname@example.org
or (248) 661-5725.
EVENTS THAT HELP
Applaud for honorees Marcy and
Michael Feldman, and Janet and
Ellsworth Levine, at gala benefit for
Oak Park JCC, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
29. at Oak Park JCC. "Celebrating
Their Vision--Building Our Future" will
Include strolling supper and perfor-
Cafe Israel Hosts Talk By Jaffa Native
Preview Modern Orthodox At Jet
Drop by Cafe Israel to meet Gilad Peled, a major in the Israeli Air Force,
Appreciate the Daniel Goldfarb comedy Modern Orthodox,
6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, at Hadassah House, 5030 Orchard Lake
next show for Jewish Ensemble Theatre (JET), in previews
Road in West Bloomfield. Peled will discuss how Zionism influences his
7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 19-20, and 5 p.m.
commitment to the diverse populations in his hometown of Jaffa. Sponsored
Saturday, Jan. 22, on lower level of West Bloomfield JCC.
by Ameinu Detroit, B'nai B'rith Great Lakes Region, Hadassah, JCRC and
Opening night: 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22. A visitor causes a modern
ZOA-Michigan, in cooperation with American Zionist Movement (AZM). Free;
young Jewish couple in Manhattan to explore the depth of their
refreshments served. RSVP: email@example.com or (248) 505-5189.
religious faith; Molly Ringwald and Jason Biggs starred on Broadway.
• Speaker in Ann Arbor: Peled also addresses a lunch and learn program
Shows through Feb. 13: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 6:30
noon Monday, Jan. 24, at Jewish Community Center of Washtenaw County,
p.m. Sundays; also 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9. www.jettheatre.org or (248) 788-2900.
935 Birch Hollow in Ann Arbor. Free. Bring a lunch; drinks will be provided.
• Promotion: Get "Preview Price" ($32) coupon for selected performances at www.