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Calendar of Events

Monday, March 18, 2013






 
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]

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 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Crepuscular Secularism: The Post-Secular Intellectual in Europe and the Middle East": U-M Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

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Panel discussions with U-M and visiting about the secular revolution and its aftermath, including "Archaeologies of Old World Secularism" (9-10:30 a.m.), "Slouching Toward Bethlehem: Secularism in the MENA Region" (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), and "Is Religion Back? Did It Ever Go Away?" (2-3:30 p.m.).
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 1636 SSWB International Institute, 1080 South University. Free. 647-4143. [map]

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 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. 

Tuesday Winter Democratic Rides: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues., Dec.-Mar. The assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination. Also, riders can start at 11 a.m. from the gazebo in downtown Dexter (994-5908). Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
10 a.m., meet at Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 545-0541. [map]

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 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 1:30-4:30 & 5:15-8 p.m.  Free! 

Easter Bunny: Briarwood Mall.

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Daily, Mar. 8-30. A chance to visit the Easter Bunny. Pet photos with the bunny Mar. 10 (6-8 p.m.). Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier and weigh less than 60 pounds.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 1:30-4:30 & 5:15-8 p.m. (except Sun., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 3-6 p.m.) Briarwood Sears seating area. Free. 769-9610. [map]

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 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Global Geography in Early Modern China (16th-17th Centuries): The Entry of Yaxiya/Asia": U-M Confucius Institute.

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Talk by University of California East Asian languages & civilizations professor Yuming He.
4-5:30 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Room. Free. 764-8888. [map]

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 4, 6:15, & 8:30 p.m. 

"Happy People: A Year in the Taiga": Michigan Theater.

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(Werner Herzog & Dmitry Vasyukov, 2010). Documentary about the indigenous people living in Bakhtia in the heart of the Siberian Taiga whose daily lives have barely changed over the last century.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [map]

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 4:15 p.m. 

"Amour": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Haneke, 2012). Drama set in Paris about 2 retired music teachers whose marriage is tested when the woman has an attack. French, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: 10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME. michtheater.org. [map]

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 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Paved Country Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced training ride, 18-24 miles, along country roads west of town.
5 p.m. (Apr. & Oct.), 5:30 p.m. (May), & 6 p.m. (June-Sept.), meet at Pine Cross Ln. east off Parker Rd. (between Jackson & Liberty), Scio Twp. Free. 426-5116. [map]

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 5:30-7 p.m. 

Field Hockey Training Sessions.

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Weekly indoor winter (January-March) training sessions for high school aged and YOUNGER field hockey athletes. All skill levels welcome, even first timers. For more details check our website www.ferdelanchc.com
U of M Sport Coliseum, 721 S. Fifth St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $38 per session ($35 per session, if you register for all 10). maren.langford@me.com. maren.langford@me.com www.ferdelancehc.com [map]

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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Welcome to Busytown: Or, Whatever Happened to Graphic Design?": U-M Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning.

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Lecture by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (New York City) contemporary design senior curator Ellen Lupton.
6 p.m., 2104 U-M Art + Architecture Bldg., 2000 Bonisteel. Free. 764-1300. [map]

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 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

"The Art of the Souffle": Ann Arbor Cooks.

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**This class is offered through Washtenaw Community College, but held at Ann Arbor Cooks. The format is exactly the same as all classes offered at Ann Arbor Cooks.**
Sweet or savory, souffles are a sure way to impress your guests. It's all about technique for this one! So join us for an evening mastering the process and you'll see just how easy this crowd pleaser can be. Get ready for the ooohhs and aaahhs!! Full participation. Menu: asparagus souffle, Roquefort souffle, lemon souffle, chocolate souffle, and Grand Marnier souffle. Register at www.wccnet.edu/lifelong-learning
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]

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 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Disability Rights Movie Night!: Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living.

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Join us at the Ann Arbor CIL for a night of disability rights, film, and discussion!
WE WILL BE WATCHING...
The Sundance Film Festival award winner, 'When Billy Broke His Head.. and Other Tales of Wonder' The movie, (rated PG-13) is described as "A video first-person road movie about disability, civil rights, and the search for intelligent life after brain damage."
Join us after the movie for a discussion about the film and the disability rights movement.
DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER
There is a $3.00 fee for this event. Limited need based scholarships are available. To participate, you must register by March 14th. To register or for more information contact Ava at (734) 971-0277 ext. 55.
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, 3941 Research Park Drive. Donation. $3. (734) 971-0277 ext. 55. ava@aacil.org [map]

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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

One FREE Ladies Only Zumba Class (new clients): Peachy Fitness.

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Peachy Fitness offers one FREE ladies only Zumba class to new clients. No gym membership is required. We offer class packages and students discounts.
Chapel Hill Clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. 734-681-0477. info@peachyfitness.com www.peachyfitness.com [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Health Lectures: Nutritional Healing Center.

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Mar. 6: Chiropractor Darren Schmidt on "Allergies & Asthma Arrested." Mar. 18: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "Depression Resolution."
7 p.m., NHC, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [map]

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 7 p.m. 

"Dumb and Dumber": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Peter Farrelly, 1994). The adventures of two idiot buddies on a cross-country trip. Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50.) 668-TIME. [map]

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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"University Musical Society Night School": Ann Arbor District Library.

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U-M musicology professor Mark Clague leads a discussion about 100 years of UMS concerts at Hill Auditorium, with a focus tonight on the history of collaboration between UMS and the U-M School of Music, including the upcoming April production of Milhaud's Oresteian Trilogy, a massive orchestral and choral work.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4255, 764-2538. [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

AAWA Speakers Program: Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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Brenda Olebaum, President of MI Women's Caucus for Art, will give an introduction for the showing of the "Women Art Revolution" http://womenartrevolution.com/index.php
"Women Art Revolution" movie for Women's History Month)
Ann Arbor Women Artists, 4844 Jackson Road Suite 100. Free. b.goodsitt@comcast.net http://annarborwomenartists.org [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Concert Band & Michigan Youth Band: U-M School of Music.

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Rodney Dorsey conducts the Concert Band--an ensemble of nonmusic majors--and the Michigan Youth Band in a program TBA.
7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]

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 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; dances this month are particularly beginner-friendly.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241. [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Botany and Restoration at Ives Road Fen": Michigan Botanical Club.

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Talk by Nature Conservancy ecological restoration leader Chuck Pearson
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. (810) 923-5860. [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Buying Stamps at Auction": Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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Talk by Paul Stanton, co-owner of the Plymouth-based stamp business The Mouse and Such. Also, a mini stamp auction.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free admission. 761-5859. [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Women Art Revolution": Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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Michigan Women's Caucus for Art president Brenda Oelbaum introduces and shows Lynn Hershman Leeson's 2010 documentary with rare archival footage and interviews with leading women artists about the Feminist Art Movement.
7:30 p.m., 4844 Jackson Rd. (suite 100). Free. 996-2551. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

Rocky Lawrence: The Ark.

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This veteran Connecticut acoustic bluesman was mentored by Howlin' Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin and toured for nearly a decade as the opening act and accompanist of Honeyboy Edwards, the last surviving Robert Johnson-era bluesman. Lawrence specializes in the music of Johnson and his contemporaries and immediate forebears like Son House.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

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