’60s dance party takes over Pierpont Commons
Relive the “groovy” years moving to the sounds of Motown, the Beatles and the Beach Boys at the ‘60s Shimmy Shake, tonight from 9 to 11 p.m. at Leonardo’s in Pierpont Commons. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and dance moves, so break out the bell-bottoms and go-go boots and get your groove on at this free event.
Ten poets will showcase talent at tonight’s slam
Poetry Slam, a performance poetry contest, will be held tonight at 8 p.m. in the U-Club of the Michigan Union. This event is sponsored by University Unions Arts and Programs and will showcase 10 poets competing for the honor of the evening’s “top poet.” There will also be an open-mic session giving audience members a chance to share their creations. Tickets are $3 for students and $4 for the public.
Dentistry Seminar to inform students
Students interested in the field of dentistry have the opportunity to learn more about the University’s dental programs. The Dental Student Seminar, today at 5:30 p.m. in room G378 of the Dental School & Kellogg Institute, enables those interested to meet with Dental students and discuss classes and clinics. Food will be provided.
Artwork stolen from Pierpont’s Espresso Royale
The Department of Public Safety responded to a report that an oil and crayon piece of artwork was stolen from a wall at Espresso Royale in Pierpont Commons on Tuesday. The artwork was valued at $150, and there are currently no suspects in the case.
Racial graffiti found in restroom
A caller reported to DPS on Tuesday that there is racial graffiti in a men’s restroom on the fourth floor of the Michigan Union.
Kitchen worker suffers hand injury
A caller requested assistance from DPS for a subject who smashed his finger while working in the kitchen in the Law Quadrangle on Tuesday. There were no serious injuries, however, and Huron Valley Ambulances were not needed.
This Day in Daily History
Jan. 27, 1983 — One of Ann Arbor’s most popular and historically valuable coffee shops, The Ark, may be forced to relocate if a church decides to sell or demolish its residence.
The First Presbyterian Church allows The Ark rent-free use of its house at 1421 Hill St., but over 20 members of the congregation recently voted to tear down the building and turn the property into a much-needed parking lot.
First Presbyterian Church Senior Minister William Hillegonds said the house is in need of renovations that the church simply cannot afford with the little money the congregation has set aside for upkeep of the structure.
The majority of the congregation disagreed with the decision to tear down the Hill St. house, but the ultimate decision will be made at the church’s governing session next month.