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Posted on Mon, Jan 25, 2010 : 5:35 a.m.

What's happening around Ann Arbor, Jan. 25-31: Our picks & your votes

By Chrysta Cherrie

Check out our picks for the best in visual art, music, family fun, theater, film and more this week, and then vote on the event that interests you most.

• Monday, January 25

Joshua Ferris reading: National Book Award winner Joshua Ferris reads from his new novel, "The Unnamed." At the University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 South State Street, at 5:15 p.m. | More info | story

• Tuesday-Wednesday, January 26-27 "Menopause the Musical": Jeanie Linders’ blockbuster hit show about four women who meet at the lingerie sale rack at Bloomingdales and share their menopausal experiences while singing (altered) pop tunes from the '60s and '70s. At the Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty Street. | Dates and times | story

• Wednesday, January 27 Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Conductor Pierre Boulez directs the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program of works by Ravel, Dalbavie and Bartók. At Hill Auditorium, 825 North University Avenue, at 8 p.m. | More info | story

• Thursday, January 28 Sundance Film Festival USA: Filmmakers Mark and Jay Duplass present their movie, "Cyrus," selected for this year's Sundance Film Festival, and answer questions from the crowd. At the Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty Street, at 7:30 p.m. | More info | story | Related event: U-M alum Sultan Sharrief's "Bilal's Stand," selected for Sundance, screens at Michigan on Sunday

• Friday, January 29 Freemasons Haiti relief party: Masons, friends and the public welcome for a night of fundraising, featuring a cash bar, Nintendo Wii, darts and shuffleboard. At the Grotto Club, 2070 West Stadium Boulevard, at 7:30 p.m. | More info

• Friday-Saturday, January 29-30 Ann Arbor Folk Festival: Thirty-third annual fundraiser for The Ark, featuring headliners Iron and Wine and Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo) & Benjamin Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) on Friday and Rosanne Cash, Richie Havens, and Doc Watson on Saturday. At Hill Auditorium, 825 North University Avenue | Dates and times | story

• Friday-Sunday, January 29-31 Wine, Women & Song VIII: Creator/director Wendy Bloom reunites women singers from the past seven years of the event to perform classical, jazz and cabaret standards. At Kerrytown Concert House, 415 North Fourth Avenue. | Dates and times

• Saturday, January 30 Chillin' at the Mills: Winter festival where kids can try snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, pull a dog sled in the klondike races, watch dog sledding demonstrations and more. At Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 North Territorial Road, in Dexter. | More info

• Saturday, January 30 "Unraveling the Familiar" lecture: Artists featured in the non-traditional fiber art exhibit "Unraveling the Familar" host an informal lecture. At the Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 West Liberty Street, at noon. | More info

• Sunday, January 31 Project Runway Re-purposed: Designers of all ages create new garments from donated clothing and fabric, which will be modeled on the runway. At The Opera House, 123 West Grand River Avenue, in Howell. | More info