All invited to learn about TorranceLearning's various types of business training. Media options include computer-based, mobile, video, instructor-led, and more. This blend of learning tools gives flexibility and convenience in pacing and attendance, increased learning outcome gains, and broader access to information.
You'll learn how to apply creative uses for a whole bunch of tools like traditional instructor-led training, elearning, webinars, video, email, texting, social media and contests... even some off the wall ideas! And build a plan to use these techniques in your own work, and receive feedback from the group. Coffee provided.
TorranceLearning Office, 311 Weiser Way, Chelsea. Free. 734.433.0513. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4044274534 [map]
Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, 19, 24, or 40+ miles, with a stop at the Coney Island in Whitmore Lake for a 10:30 a.m. breakfast or early lunch.
9 a.m. (May-Sept.) & 10 a.m. (Apr., Oct. & Nov.), Olson Park, Dhu Varren at Pontiac Trail. Free. 476-4944, 996-9461.
A program of hikes, storytelling, songs, puppets, and crafts for kids ages 1-3 (accompanied by a caregiver). Snacks provided; dress for the outdoors.
10-11:30 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $7 per child. 997-1553. [map]
The study group will consider decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court interpreting the Fourteenth Amendment and other constitutional provisions concerned with race. In the course of our discussions, we will necessarily also consider theories about how the Constitution should be interpreted and about the role of the Supreme Court in our constitutional system. Reading materials will be distributed either prior to or at the first meeting of the study group. Terry Sandalow is Dean Emeritus of the Law School and the Edson R. Sunderland Professor of Law at the University of Michigan.
Class meets Fridays, September 21 - Nov.30; no class 11/23.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw, 48104. $40. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
Celebrate International Peace Day this Friday by gathering at the Center of Light for a community meditation for world peace. The meditation will be guided by Christian Master Mother Clare Watts. Join others who not only want world peace but are doing something to make it happen!
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Free. 734-864-2017. firstname.lastname@example.org annarbor.centersoflight.org [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.
The Sky Tonight (1:30 & 3:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky.
Hubble Vision (Sat. 2:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show about the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope (Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show the explores how telescopes work and what they can do.
1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
Comedian Mike Birbiglia's autobiographical comedy about a stand-up comedian who struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and wild spurts of severe sleepwalking. Stars Birbiglia.
Time TBA, Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). [map]
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Oct. 15 & 16), Sept. 8 & 15, & Oct. 13 & 20. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows.
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Sept. 3), 4:45-6:15 p.m. (every Mon.-Fri. beginning Sept. 4), 10 a.m.-noon (Sept. 8 & 15), 9 a.m.-noon (Oct. 13), & 8 a.m.-noon (Oct. 20), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]
Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady's 2012 documentary that presents the woes of Detroit as emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base. The September 16 screenings are followed bya Q&A with codirector Ewing.
Various times, Michigan Theater. TIME. Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $7; MTF members, $7.50). 668-TIME. [map]
Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 21-Oct. 28. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate designs precision-cut with Farm Works software and a GPS unit. This year's "Pirate" theme features a maze shaped like a pirate and a pirate ship. Also, beginning Oct. 5, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m., $5). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 1-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $6 per maze ($10 for both). talladayfarms.com 645-1791. [map]
Immediately follows the 6pm Growing Hope Community Potluck-all are invited! The Sustainability Film Series is co-sponsored by Ypsi Food Co-op, the Ypsi District Library, Growing Hope, and Transition Town Ypsilanti.
"An Inconvenient Truth" is a passionate and inspirational look at former Vice President Al Gore's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. The film has won dozens of awards, including the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song - the first documentary to do so. Three out of four respondents to a 47-country Nielsen survey (74%) said they had changed some of their habits because of seeing this influential film.
Monica Patel from AnnArbor350 will be in attendance to update you on the state of progress on climate change.
Ypsilanti District Library, 229 W Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-483-1520. email@example.com http://ypsifoodcoop.org/content/sustainability-film-series [map]
Opening reception for this handsome exhibit of paintings and drawings of downtown Ypsilanti. Flanagan is new to the area, a skilled painter and educator.
Mix Marketplace-Bona Sera Cafe, 200 West Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Free. Leslie Leland. firstname.lastname@example.org mix-marketplace.com [map]
All invited to join a silent meditation on world peace and individual (inner) peace.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd, Ann Arbor MI 48108. Donation. Craig Harvey, 734-971-8576. www.peacegenerator.org [map]
Sept. 21 & 22. The younger of the 2 Ann Arbor-based USA Hockey national development teams plays this Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League team.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. at Scio Church Rd. $7 (seniors, students, active military, & kids, $5; youth hockey players with jerseys, $1). 327-9251. [map]
This year's film series features silent films by Yasujiro Ozu, aka Silent Ozu. With narration by benshi (Japanese silent film narrator) Ichiro Kataoka.
Sept. 14: The Cook (Fatty Arbuckle, 1918). Slapstick silent comedy that stars Arbuckel and Buster Keaton as the cook and waiter at a high-end restaurant. Preceded by Ozu's 1932 short film I Was Born, But…, a bittersweet story about 2 young brothers whose faith in their father is shaken by what they perceive as his kowtowing to his boss. Michigan Theater. Tickets $15 (Michigan Theater members, sutdents, seniors, & vets, $7).
Sept. 21: Passing Fancy (Yasujiro Ozu, 1933). Silent drama about a widower who meets a destitute young woman and takes her under his wing. He falls in love with her, but she is in love with a younger man.
Sept. 28: An Inn at Tokyo (Yasujiro Ozu, 1935). An unemployed homeless man and his two sons encounter a woman and her daughter while wandering around Tokyo. As the kids play together, the parents feel a happiness they haven't felt since childhood.
Oct. 5: Lady and the Beard (Yasujiro Ozu, 1931). Silent comedy about a young man who has difficulty making it in modern society until he does away with some of his old-fashioned ways, such as wearing an unfashionable beard. With music spun by DJ arwulf arwulf.
Oct. 12: I Flunked, But… (Yasujiro Ozu, 1930). Comedy about college students who cheat by writing notes on the back of their friend's shirt. When the shirt is dry-cleaned, they flunk. With live music by keyboardist Stephen Warner.
Oct. 19: A Straightforward Boy (Yasujiro Ozu, 1929). Rarely seen fragment of this short silent comedy about a kidnapping. Much of the film is missing, including the middle scene where the kidnappers unsuccessfully attempt to return the boy they snatched. With live music by DJ Chris McNamara. Also, screening of The Kid (Charlie Chaplin, 1921), a silent comedy that stars Charlie Chaplin in his first feature as The Tramp and Jackie Coogan as a streetwise orphan he takes under his wing.
Oct. 26: Tokyo Chorus (Yasujiro Ozu, 1931). Silent comedy about a married man who faces unemployment after standing up for an older colleague.
Nov. 2: "Dragnet Girl" (Yasujiro Ozu, 1933). Silent drama regarded as Ozu's version of an American gangster movie, about a gang leader who falls in love with the sister of a new recruit. With music spun by DJ arwulf arwulf.
Nov. 9: "Story of Floating Weeds" (Yasujiro Ozu, 1934). Drama about an aged kabuki actor who returns to a small town and reunites with a former lover and illegitimate son, enraging his current mistress. With live music by Frank Pahl.
Nov. 10: "Left Handed" (Laurence Thrush, 2001). Drama based on the Japanese concept of hikikomori (social withdrawal) about a teenage boy who refuses to come out of his bedroom or let anyone inside for two years. The film's director and executive producer Takao Saiki will attend the screening.
7 p.m., U-M Natural Science Auditorium (except Sept. 14, Michigan Theater), 830 North University, use the entrance nearest the Diag. Free (except Sept. 14). 764-6307. [map]
University Lutheran Chapel and the Common Cup Coffee Shop welcome you to our Lawn for some exciting and engaging local artists in "Ontario" (ontarioband.bandcamp.com) and Adam Plomaritas (adamplomaritas.com).
Bring friends and come see (err, hear) what local artists are up to around the campus and Ann Arbor communities!
University Lutheran Chapel (Front Lawn), 1511 Washtenaw. Free. email@example.com http://www.facebook.com/events/220896271371145/ [map]
Every Fri. With different local musicians each week. Weather permitting.
7-9 p.m., Mark's Carts, 211 W. Washington. Free. 224-8859. [map]
Headlands International Dark Sky Park (Emmet County) program director Mary Stewart Adams discusses mythological tales from ancient Egypt and Greece, along with nursery rhymes and fairy tales connected with the stars. Star maps provided.
7-8 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
What is your greatest hesitation about getting on board with a real spiritual path? Is it the transformation you might go through, or that you might become unrecognizable to yourself, or become dynamic beyond your imagination? Let Mother Clare Watts fill the gap between your hesitation and the reality of you living out the path you were meant to live as a soul. Meditate, ask questions and receive blessings during this Sacred Satsang with a Master Teacher.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Donation. 734-864-2017. firstname.lastname@example.org annarbor.centersoflight.org [map]
All invited to show and discuss slides and video of their summer adventures.
7:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church social hall, 306 N. Division ("just up the hill from the Amtrak station"). Free. 996-8345, 971-8329.
Sept. 21-24 (different locations). Four nights of milongas (tango ballroom parties) with dancing to music spun by DJs. The dances are preceded earlier in the day by beginner to advanced-level workshops led by professional tango instructors.
8-11:30 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Room. $15 (students, $10) per dance. Festival pass (includes all workshops), $140 (students, $85). umich.edu/~umtango. [map]
Sept. 20-22. An Egyptian native who grew up in Riverside (CA), Ahmed is a veteran actor and stand-up comic who won the initial Richard Prior Award for ethnic comedy at the 2004 Edinburgh Festival. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thur.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty (below Seva restaurant). $10 reserved seating in advance, $12 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
For beginners (Fri.) and intermediate and advanced (Sat.) dancers. With recorded music. The beginner program begins with informal 30-minute lessons on samba (Sept. 21), American waltz (Oct. 5), cha-cha (Oct. 19), and American tango (Nov. 9). Refreshments.
8-10 p.m., Come Dancing, 7025 E. Michigan (Country Creek Plaza), Saline. $15. 944-1888. [map]
Acclaimed by Rolling Stone as the "preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk movement," Gorka pens intimate, conversational songs and ballads that overflow with vividly imagined details and a sly, probing sense of humor. Gorka's 2007 CD, Writing in the Margins, includes a revelatory cover of Townes Van Zandt's "Snows Don't Fall," along with a number of his own contemplative elegies on personal and political themes.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio and the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Kenneth Kiesler conducts this music student ensemble in John Adams' exuberant and fantastic Short Ride on a Fast Machine, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto--with violin soloist (and new U-M music professor) David Halen--and Mahler's 1st Symphony.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]
Sept. 20-23 & 27-29. Laura Bird directs local actors in Tina Howe's comedy about an artist on the verge of fame who comes home to try to paint a portrait of her aging parents. The father, a once-famous poet, slips in and out of senility as his wife tries to keep them both afloat. Stars Robert Bethune, Sayre Fox, and Amy Griffith.
8 p.m. (except Sept. 23, 2 p.m.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (students & seniors, $12; Thurs., pay what you can) in advance at showtix4u.com & by phone, and at the door. 483-7345. [map]
Every Fri. & Sat., Sept. 21-Oct. 13, and Sept. 26. Sarah Lucas directs Martin McDonagh's drama about an unsuccessful author and his emotionally stunted younger brother who are interrogated by two bulldog policemen about their potential involvement in a recent string of child murders. Cast: Evan Mann, Brooklyn Dimitri, Sean Sabo, Jon Ager, Monica Kozakiewicz, Julia Garlotte, and Zac Hendrickson.
8 p.m., Mix Performance Space, 130 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. $18 (students & seniors, $15) in advance at ThreefoldProductions.org and at the door. 778-0627. [map]
Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 20-Dec. 15, except Nov. 22. See review. Guy Sanville directs Tracy Letts' 2008 comedic drama, set in a diverse Chicago neighborhood, about the unlikely friendship between a burned-out doughnut shop owner and his young, idealistic new employee. New York Times critic Charles Isherwood calls it "a gentle comedy that unfolds like an extended episode of a 1970s sitcom…a warm bath of a play that will leave…audiences with satisfied smiles rather than rattled nerves." Cast: California longtime TV and film actor Randolph Mantooth, as well as area actors Ryan Carlson, David Daoust, Alex Leydenfrost, Brian Marable, Michelle Mountain, Michael Brian Ogden, Sandy Ryder, and Lynch Travis.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat., except Oct. 31), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat., and Nov. 23), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Sept. 20-27 previews: $22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $32 (Sat. eve.). After Sept. 27: Tickets $27 (Wed. & Thurs.), $37 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $42 (Sat. eves.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
Sept. 21 & 22. Internationally renowned Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite directs her Vancouver dance company in her work influenced by motifs from Shakespeare's The Tempest. The dance operates in 2 contexts: Shakespeare's island, which functions as a metaphor for isolation, captivity, and desire, and a nostalgic cityscape that evokes longing. "Their bodies float through space and slide and roll across the ground like they've never known gravity or friction," says a Portland Monthly review of the company's dancers.
8 p.m., Power Center. Tickets $16-$38 in advance at ums.org & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538.
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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, blues, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by beginning lessons.
9 p.m.-midnight, Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (students with ID, $3; $1 discount for AACTMAD members) includes lessons. 417-9857. [map]