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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, April 24, 2013






 
 8 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

The Henkel Physicians: A Family's Life in Letters: National Library of Medicine.

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The Henkel Physicians: A Family's Life in Letters features the National Library of Medicine's collection of the family correspondence of a remarkable family of doctors in 19th century Virginia. The letters document the working lives of the Henkel physicians as they share medical cases, professional rivalries and the experience of the Civil War.
Taubman Health Sciences Library, 1135 Catherine St. Free. thlibrary@umich.edu http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/digicolls/henkel/index.html [map]
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 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Garden Ambassador Training: Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum.

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Outgoing individuals with an interest in gardening and the outdoors invited to participate in training to become a garden ambassador at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Training provides an overview of visitor services etiquette, general way-finding, and the Gardens' most popular points of interest. Two training sessions: Wed., April 24 or Sat., April 27, 9 am-4 pm, with lunch break. Preregistration required.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free. 734-647-7600. http://www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg/default.asp [map]
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 9 a.m. 

Medical Terminology & Body Systems - April 3 - June 5, 2013: UMHS Interpreter Services.

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Mastering complex medical terms can be hard. UMHS Interpreter Services' Medical Terminology and Body Systems course makes it easier.
This 40-hour course is ideal for medical interpreters, medical professionals, and anyone interested in learning the basics of medical science. The course teaches the Word Building Technique, which helps you decipher medical terms by dividing them into three basic parts: the prefix, root and suffix. By learning common prefixes, suffixes, and root words, you can easily make sense of even the most complex terms. It's a quick, efficient and amazingly easy way to learn medical terminology.
Medical Terminology and Body Systems is open to everyone. It is language neutral, and all materials and instructions are presented in English. If you're a medical interpreter, the course is an ideal way to prepare for the National Certification exam and/ or to earn continuing education hours.
UMHS Interpreter Services, 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A4. $280. 734-936-7021. EducationDivision@med.umich.edu http://umiservices.osoutfitters.com/interpreter/ [map]
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 9:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Saline District Library.

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Every Tues.-Fri., Mar. 12-Apr. 26. Storytimes for "2s & 3s" accompanied by a caregiver (Tues. & Thurs. 9:30 a.m.), "On My Own," age 3 and up with or without a caregiver (Wed. 1 p.m. & Thurs. 10:30 a.m.), family story time (Tues. 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m., Wed. 9:30 a.m.), and "Book Babies" for the under-2 set accompanied by a caregiver (Fri. 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.).
Various times, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
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 9:45-11:15 a.m. 

Conversational French Class: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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This advanced class is for those who possess a strong foundation for conversing in French and wish to interact with others in the language. During our class time we discuss a variety of topics and advance our knowledge of Francophone culture through French literature, film, and song. If you are interested in joining the class mid-session, pro-rating options are available. Wednesdays from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Current session: March 6 - April 24.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. Entire 8-week session: $50 Ann Arbor Senior Center members, $60 non-members. (734) 794-6250. pssimmons@a2gov.org www.a2gov.org/seniors [map]
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 10:30 a.m. 

Bolcom & Morris: Society for Musical Arts.

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The world-renowned local husband-and-wife duo of pianist William Bolcom (also a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer) and mezzo-soprano Joan Morris. A writer for the Chicago Sun Times called them "the best thing to happen to American popular song since the invention of sheet music." Followed by a meet-the-artist lunch ($15).
10:30 a.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $15 (accompanying friend, $13; students with ID, $5) at the door only. Lunch reservations required. 662-3279. [map]
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 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. 

LA2M: Lets Make Ann Arbor the Greatest Music City in America - Matthew Altruda: LA2M - Marketing Education.

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Let's make Ann Arbor the greatest music city in American. How do you, your business or your band's brand fit in and get ready for the ride?
Matthew Altruda was recently named by AnnArbor.com as "The Ones To Watch" for 2103" for his contributions in helping build a strong local music scene. Matthew is the radio host of Tree Town Sound on Ann Arbor's 107.1 FM and the curator of the Bank of Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch. Matthew has also held & still holds many positions in the music business including management, promoter, booking agent, talent buyer, retail and most importantly a fan. Matthew is also involved with Festifool's Foolmoon, Taste of Ann Arbor, Electric Forest, Summer Camp Music Festival, Townie Street Party, South University Art Fair, Let's Get Weird Variety Show, Folk The Police & Music Under The Arch.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. info@la2m.org la2m.org [map]
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 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369- 3107. [map]
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 12:30-2 p.m. 

Intermediate French Class: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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If you possess a beginner's understanding of the French language and would like to improve your speaking abilities, this intermediate French class is for you. In a small group setting, we will provide you with the tools to strengthen both your grammatical and conversational skills. We will also explore Francophone language and culture through a variety of books and films. If you are interested in joining the class mid-session, pro-rating options are available. Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Current session: March 6 - April 24.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Entire 8-week session: $50 for Ann Arbor Senior Center members, $60 for non-members. (734) 794-6250. pssimmons@a2gov.org www.a2gov.org [map]
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 1:30 p.m. 

"Beethoven & Brahms": Jewish Community Center Afternoon Delights.

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All seniors invited to a recital of Beethoven and Brahms pieces by Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra music director and cellist Arie Lipsky, U-M violin professor violinist Yehonatan Berick, and Detroit-based pianist Pauline Martin. The program begins at 1 p.m. with dessert and socializing.
1:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $10. 971-0990. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

Grocery Store Tour: VegMichigan.

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2:00 PM - Grocery Store Tour; Whole Foods Cranbrook, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor. Tour to find the best plant-based foods in the grocery aisles.
Whole Foods, 990 W. Eisenhower Parkway. Free. renee@vegmichigan.org www.annarborvegweek.org [map]
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 3 & 8 p.m. 

"33 Variations": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Mar. 28-June 1. See review. Guy Sanville directs Moisés Kaufman's drama that shifts between Beethoven in 19th-century Austria, obsessing over a commission he can't complete, and a present-day musicologist who struggles to understand both her daughter and the mystery behind Beethoven's oft overlooked Diabelli Variations. Cast: Michelle Mountain, Melanie Reihing, Michael Brian Ogden, Richard McWilliams, David Bendena, Daniel Britt, Rhiannon Ragland.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed., Sat., & May 30), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Mar. 28-Apr. 4 previews: Tickets $22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $32 (Sat. eve.). After Apr. 4: Tickets $27 (Wed. & Thurs.), $37 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $42 (Sat. eves.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
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 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Gary Snyder: U-M Hopwood Awards Ceremony.

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Lecture by this Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. With his interests in Buddhism, ecology, the connections between physical and intellectual labor, and the spiritual vitality of solitude and private friendships, Snyder is a kind of latter-day Thoreau in his imaginative preoccupations. His talk highlights the annual ceremony recognizing the winners of the prestigious U-M contest for graduate and undergraduate poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing.
3:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free. 764-6296. [map]
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 4:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Cherry Jubilee": Saline District Library "Kaleidoscope.".

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All kids in grades 1-5 invited to listen to stories about cherry trees and make a Japanese-inspired craft.
4:15-5:15 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
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 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Book Snackers Book Club": Dexter District Library.

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All kids in grade 4 & 5 invited to discuss a book. Snacks. Mar. 27: Half Magic, Edward Eager's celebrated story about 4 siblings who find a magic coin that fulfills wishes. Apr. 24: Love That Dog, Sharon Creech's novel written in free verse about a student who discovers his love for poetry against his will.
4:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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 5-7 p.m. 

High Point School Spaghetti Dinner: Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Western.

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All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner. Proceeds benefit this local school for the physically and mentally challenged.
5-7 p.m., Washtenaw Intermediate School District complex, 1819 S. Wagner. $7 (kids, $3) at the door only. 395-6174. [map]
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 5:30 p.m. 

National Rifle Association Banquet: Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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Dinner and live and silent auctions to benefit the NRA.
5:30 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan & Willis Rd.), Saline. $40. 429-9561. [map]
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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help available from club members. Knives and block-out and rough-cut patterns available for sale.
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-1918. [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

24Fit Camp: A2 Turbos.

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Kicking off our FREE spring fitness challenge. This is a 4-week fitness challenge that includes 12 smart strength/cardio trainings, 2 fitness evaluations (beginning and end), 1 extreme challenge and loads of fun! All fitness levels welcome. Register online by April 8 (spaces are limited) at 24fitcamp.tumblr.com
Buhr Park, 2751 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. 202-570-4013. laurarpasek@gmail.com http://24fitcamp.tumblr.com/ [map]
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 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Ambulance Behind the Scenes.

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HVA Behind the Scenes offers insider's view of EMS

Interested in a behind the scenes look at Huron Valley Ambulance? If so, register for HVA Behind the Scenes, a free interactive 6-week program where participants explore what it takes to provide quality emergency medical services to HVA's multi-county service area.

HVA Behind the Scenes participants learn how 9-1-1 medical calls are dispatched, train in the latest first aid and CPR techniques, and visit Pittsfield Public Safety for an up close look at fire and police operations. Additional HVA Behind the Scenes activities include:
• a tour of the HVA facility, including the 9-1-1 Communication Center
• training for American Heart Association Heartsaver and First Aid Certifications
• demonstrations of the life-saving skills HVA paramedics use in emergencies
HVA Behind the Scenes runs for six consecutive Wednesday evenings starting April 3 through May 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at HVA's headquarters located at 1200 State
HVA Headquarters, 1200 State Circle. Free. (734) 477-6781. jtrojan@emergenthealth.org hva.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 student discounts.
Gretchen's House, 2625 Traver Blvd. 734-681-0477. info@peachyfitness.com www.peachyfitness.com [map]
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 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Spring SUPER FOODS! at Ann Arbor Cooks!.

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HELLO SPRING!! We are taking super foods and AMPING up the flavor! Spring is the perfect time to be inspired to eat great and boost vitality and energy with these nutrient-packed delicious foods with a focus on asparagus, arugula, spinach, artichoke, fava beans, fresh spring herbs, and radishes. Full participation. Menu: Grilled Asparagus with Peppercorn Balsamic and Poached Egg; Simple Fava Bean Saute with Onions & Mint; Radish with Sea Salt and Herbed Butter; Whole Stuffed Artichokes; Wilted Spinach and Arugula Salad with Spring Peas and Wild Mushrooms. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. (except Apr. 3), Mar. 20-May 8.

A weekly series of film screenings, followed by discussion led by U-M musicology professor Mark Clague. Part of a Tribeca Film Institute project (see March 13 listing).

Mar. 20: Feels Like Going Home, the 1st episode of the 2004 Emmy-winning series Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues, and a 17-minute segment from Say Amen, Somebody (George T. Nierenberg) featuring gospel pioneers Thomas A. Dorsey, Willie Mae Ford Smith, and Sallie Martin.

Mar. 27: Syncopated City (1919-1933), the 2nd episode of the award-winning TV series Broadway: The American Musical (Michael Kantor, 2004). 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Apr. 10: Swing: The Velocity of Celebration, the 6th episode of Ken Burns 2001 PBS series Jazz. Also, International Sweethearts of Rhythm (Greta Schiller & Andrea Weiss, 1986), an award-winning documentary about the little-known story of a multiracial all-women swing band that became a sensation in the 1940s.

Apr. 17: High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music (Rachel Liebling, 1994), a documentary about the history of bluegrass featuring Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Jimmy Martin, Earl Scruggs, and other bluegrass pioneers.

Apr. 24: Plugging In (1995), the 4th episode of the Emmy-nominated series The History of Rock n Roll. It covers developments from Dylan's legendary electric debut at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival to the first major American performances by Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, and the Who at the 1975 Monterey Pop Festival.

May 1: Latin Music USA, Episode One: Bridges (Daniel McCabe, 2009), an exploration of the development of Afro Cuban jazz and mambo in New York City dance halls and nightclubs, and an excerpt from From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale (Henry Chalfant, 2006) that explores the origins of hip-hop as a conscious alternative to gang culture.

May 8: A Space for Music, a Seat for Everyone: 100 Years of UMS Performance in Hill Auditorium (Sophia Cruz & Anna Prushinskaya, 2013), a new documentary that draws on concert recordings, news articles, and anecdotal interviews.

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6:30-8:30 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

MiRobotClub.

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All robotics hobbyists invited to work on and discuss robots.
7-9 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. (off Airport Blvd north of Ellsworth). Free. (517) 618-9546. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

My Journey to Weight Loss and Improved Health Discussion: VegMichigan.

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7:00 PM - Jim Corcoran "My Journey to Weight Loss and Improved Health"; at Ann Arbor District Library, Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway. Join Jim Corcoran as he shares his surprisingly easy journey to improved health and lifelong weight loss.
Ann Arbor District Library, Malletts Creek, 3090 E Eisenhower Parkway. Free. renee@vegmichigan.org www.annarborvegweek.org [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Speaking Peace: Center of Light and People's Food Co-op.

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Speaking Peace, or non-violent communication, is a set of tools designed to bring your needs to the table, deepen your relationships, and promote peace. Join us as we learn how to apply these skills through this interactive workshop. This class is free, bring a friend!
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S Main St. Free. 734-330-5048. revselena@centersoflight.org www.centersoflight.org [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Upper School Jazz & Vocal Ensembles Concert: Greenhills School.

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Program TBA.
7 p.m., Greenhills School Campbell Center for the Performing Arts, 850 Greenhills Dr. (off Earhart). Free. 769-4010. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"My Journey to Weight Loss and Improved Health": Ann Arbor Veg Week.

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VegMichigan cofounder Jim Corcoran discusses his switch from the standard American diet to a vegetarian diet.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Malletts Creek branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower. Free. annarborvegweek.org. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Speaking Peace in Our Everyday Lives": People's Food Co-op.

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Center of Light minister Selena Lucas discusses nonviolent communication strategies.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required at the co-op or at peoplesfood.coop/news_and_events/. 994-4589. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Dell Honors Showcase": U-M Screen Arts & Cultures.

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Screening of works by U-M screen arts & cultures honors students.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 615-0445, 668-TIME. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Wire Your Own Bonsai": Ann Arbor Bonsai Society.

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All invited to bring a bonsai and supplies to wire it. Guidance provided by club members.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free (metered parking). 647-7600. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

History of Science Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to join a discussion of Carl Zimmer's Microcosm: E. Coli and the New Science of Life.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"Sacred Earth": University Musical Society.

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Founded by the mother-daughter duo of Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy, the internationally acclaimed, Minneapolis-based Indian classical dance ensemble Ragamala Dance performs this work exploring the relationship between nature and the divine through the Bharatanatyam dance tradition, a vigorously expressive style with visually percussive movement organized along straight lines or triangles. Accompanied by music that builds from silent meditation to a powerful crescendo, the choreography ranges from contemplative to ecstatic, and is set among two Indian visual traditions: dynamic Warli wall paintings, and kolam floor designs, the rice flour designs Southern Indian women make each morning as offerings to the earth. Sacred Earth "is a fine example of what magic can happen when movement, visual artistry and music exist in close harmony with one another on stage." writes a Minneapolis Star Tribune reviewer. Also, at 3 p.m. on Apr. 21, Ragamala Dance members lead a free, family-friendly kolam drawing workshop (UMMA multipurpose room, 525 S. State).
7:30 p.m., Power Center. Tickets $22-$44 in advance at ums.org & by phone, and at the door. 764-2538.
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 8 p.m. 

Amy Speace: The Ark.

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Fast-rising Nashville-based alt-country singer-songwriter originally from Hoboken whose music ranges from contemplative to rocking. "Speace is a sweet, spunky, highly literate twangirl tomboy. She writes and sings with spirit and a sense of fun," says Indie-Music.com writer Jennifer Layton in her review of Speace's 2008 CD Songs for Bright Street. "She can croon desert moon lovelorn ballads until your heart breaks. She can be uplifting and joyously optimistic." Her current shows also showcase material from a new album she's working on.
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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 8 p.m. 

Matt Endahl & Friends: Kerrytown Concert House.

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The talented young pianist and recent U-M music grad Endahl performs a program of jazz and chamber music including solo jazz pieces and improvisations on works by George Russell, Billy Strayhorn, Steve Swallow, as well as Julius Hemphill's One Atmosphere. With bassist Jordan Schug and drummer Nick Collins.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10 general admission (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're active. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Followed at 11 p.m. by "Late Night @ Silvio's" swing dancing (see Nightspots).
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Room (Apr. 3) & Michigan Union Pendleton Room (Apr. 10, 17, & 24). $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]
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