Tentative. (Terrence Malick, 2012). Drama about an American who falls in love on a trip to Paris and asks the woman and her daughter to accompany him back to Oklahoma, where an old flame complicates his new relationship. Stars Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, & Javier Bardem.
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]
All invited to celebrate this traditional holiday with outdoor singing and boisterous traditional English dances.
6-7 a.m., U-M Nichols Arboretum (meet at the lookout above the main valley near Geddes Rd. gate). Free. 747-8138.
May 1-5, 8-12, & 15-19. English riding and jumping competitions at the state level. The shows culminate on May 19 with the exciting "Hunter Derby" finals (updated schedule at hjam.net). Spectators welcome to bring picnics.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, corner of Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free. (561) 723-6287.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/digicolls/henkel/index.html [map]
Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980, 482-5103.
Join us for one hour non-denominaltion Ele's Place "Tour of the Heart" to learn first-hand how our weekly activity based peer support groups for grieving children,teens and families help to heal broken hearts. To register for the Tour, to inquire about Traveling Tour of the Heart to bring to your place of education, work, worship or fellowship, or for further information or questions about our resources and services, please email: ggreenspan@elesplace. org or call: 734 929-6640
Firstr Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. 734 929-6640. email@example.com www.elesplace.org [map]
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]
Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
10 a.m. (Apr., Oct., & Nov.), 9 a.m. (May, June & Sept.), & 8 a.m. (July & Aug.) Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.
Every Wed. except Apr. 17 & 24. CDL librarians present a program of stories, songs, fingerplays, and craft activities for kids ages 2-6, accompanied by a caregiver.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
Marketing departments are often charged with defining the strategy and direction for mobile applications. In the changing mobile landscape, apps are getting more sophisticated, as are user expectations. What is the right mobile strategy for achieving today's business objectives?
Dianne will offer attendees the current lay of the mobile app land, including how to reach people on the devices they're using now, and how to blend form and function to deliver a great app to your target audience.
Dianne Marsh, co-founder of SRT Solutions, has deeply rooted expertise in software programming and technology, including manufacturing, genomics decision support and real-time processing applications. Dianne works with Unix, Windows, Java, C#, and C++ in enterprise-level applications, and has deep experience with a variety of graphical user interface libraries. A member of Women Presidents Organization, Dianne is also active in CodeMash and various Java user groups.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. firstname.lastname@example.org la2m.org [map]
The Evolution of Cognition and Its Implications-OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.more >
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Class meets Wednesdays, May 1 - July 17
We will focus on the evolution of human cognition from sight to language and how it affects what we think we "know." Some questions to be addressed: how sensory knowledge is constructed by the brain; what the brain "knows" that it doesn't tell our consciousness; why and how language evolved; how language reveals or hides the knowledge process. Class taught by Bill Birdsall. Web familiarity is expected. Before enrolling, visit: https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/evolution-of-cognition/
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Avenue. $40. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
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]
Kids ages 6-11 invited for games, crafts, and other activities.
Mar. 13: "Celebrate Authors in Chelsea." Learn about 3 famous writers visiting Chelsea next week (see Mar. 20 listing) through a program of games and books. Prizes. May 1: "Race Cars." Race car games and crafts, and a chance to meet 2003 Automobile Racing Club of America Rookie of the Year Bill Eversole and sit in his race car.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
Apr. 28 and May 1 & 5. All kids in grades 3-8 invited to submit art work to be included in a juried Kids Art Fair at the Townie Street Party on July 15. Bring samples of your work and be prepared to talk to judges.
1-3 p.m. (Apr. 28 & May 5) & 5-7 p.m. (May 1), AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. 20-mile ride, at various paces, through Milan to the area around Britton-Macon.
5:30 p.m., meet at Saline municipal parking lot, Ann Arbor Rd. south of US-12, Saline. Free. 747-1862.
Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 36th year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
6 p.m. (May-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Apr. & Oct.) sharp, meet at at Paladin (formerly Sweepster) parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]
Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Sun. & Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Fri.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Fri.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Fri., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://24fitcamp.tumblr.com/ [map]
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. email@example.com hva.org [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.peachyfitness.com [map]
"America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway": Ann Arbor District Library.more >
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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.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline at Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. 623-8050. [map]
Mar. 19-21 & 26; May 1, 20, & 22. Performances by various student ensembles.
Mar. 19 & May 22: Choir Concert.
Mar. 20 & 21 (time TBA): District Choir Festival.
Mar. 26: Jazz Band.
May 1: Concerto Concert.
May 20: Band & Orchestra.
Mar. 19 & May 22: Choir Concert.
See also May 17 Company C and Mar. 27 & Apr. 27 fundraiser listings.
7 p.m. (except as noted), CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. Free. 475-4524. [map]
Performances by area singer-songwriters, who also talk about how they came to write the songs they perform.
Sept. 4: Matt Watroba and Mustard's Retreat. Folkalley.com host Watroba is a veteran Detroit-area folksinger with a repertoire of lyrical songs and poignant ballads, including several originals that he sings in a sweet tenor voice, accompanying himself on guitar and punctuating his performance with sharply humorous observations. Mustard's Retreat is the duo of Michael Hough and David Tamulevich, who perform a wide variety of original and traditional songs and ballads about everyday life. Both Hough and Tamulevich are accomplished guitarists, and they also play banjo, mandolin, flute, autoharp, harmonica, and tin whistle.
Oct. 2: Ben Bedford. Highly regarded singer-songwriter from Springfield (IL) known for his portrait-like songs about the moral and emotional struggles at the heart of a wide range of contemporary and historic American lives. Opening act is Ben Hassenger, a Western Michigan singer-songwriter who's written 2 Detroit Tigers songs that are in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Nov. 6: Kitty Donohoe and David Barrett. Double bill. Donohoe is an Irish American roots-music singer-songwriter from Detroit who specializes in story songs. In its review of her latest CD Northern Border, Sing Out! calls her "one of the rare singer-songwriters to sensuously weave words and melody into a strong and mesmerizing fabric." Barrett is a singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso from Lansing best known as the composer of TV theme songs for several major sports events, from the NCAA basketball tournament to the 1998 Winter Olympics. Barrett's songs cover a variety of topics, including stories about children and criminals, golf and baseball, life on the road, and the things hound dogs would say if they could talk.
Dec. 4: Joe Crookston. Highly regarded Ohio-bred folk-style singer-songwriter now based in upstate New York, where he spent a year, funded by a Rockefeller Foundation grant, traveling the Finger Lakes region collecting stories to turn into songs. He is known for his engagingly melodic, variously mystical, historical, and humorous story songs, many of which draw on his own experiences and family history. Opening act is Back to the Roots co-owner Caleb Lange, a Chelsea acoustic pop-folk singer-songwriter.
Jan. 8: Jan Krist and Jim Bizer. Krist is a Detroit singer-songwriter known for lean, poetic lyrics and inventive melodies, and her fans include singer-songwriter Christine Lavin, who has called Krist "one of the best new folk artists emerging in the national folk music scene." Bizer, a member of the local Yellow Room Gang singer-songwriter collective, is a 3-time finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Songwriting Competition and won the Great American Song Contest grand prize for his 9/11 song "We Are All Connected."
Feb. 5: Barb Barton and Billy Brandt. Barton is a veteran local singer-songwriter known for her entrancing folk-rock and New Age rhythms and captivating story-songs, and Brandt is a veteran Detroit country-flavored folk-rock singer-songwriter.
Mar. 5: Red Tail Ring and Sam Corbin. Red Tail Ring is The local duo of singer-songwriters Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo, who play Appalachian folk and old-time music with haunting vocal harmonies. Corbin is a Lansing pop-folk singer-songwriter whose influences range from Leonard Cohen to Bob Dylan.
7-9 p.m., Chelsea Depot, 12 Jackson, Chelsea. $15 suggested donation. Onthetracksss@gmail.com. [map]
Evanston (IL) writer Todd Hasak-Lowy discusses his new tween novel about an epic showdown between a brainy 7th grader and his sometime best friend, now a popular athlete, who has promised to beat him up at recess. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
All invited to participate in a public forum led by U-M Health System experts TBA.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4555. [map]
An immensely gifted, gruff-voiced British troubadour, Bragg is known for his pungent original songs, at once subtly nuanced and vividly blunt, in a variety of moods, from scathing political and social satire to Dylanesque ballads. His repertoire also includes political songs from William Blake to Sweet Honey in the Rock to a variety of what he wittily calls "American working-class music" from Hank Williams to the Jackson Five. He also still performs some of the 40 or so vigorous, sinewy folk-rock songs he composed from recently rediscovered lyrics by country-folk legend Woody Guthrie, most of which were released on the acclaimed Mermaid Avenue CDs Bragg made with the alt-country band Wilco. Opening act is Kim Churchill, an Australian experimental acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $40 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), the ark, org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
All invited to discuss Richard Clement's Books on the Frontier: Print Culture in the American West, 1763-1875.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]
Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Rudolf Steiner's How to Know Higher Worlds.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 485-3764. [map]
Program of works celebrating the legacy of the iconoclastic American composer, the first to use American vernacular music-folk music, hymns, and pop songs-within European classical structures. Program: Ives' Sonatas for Violin and Piano Nos. 2 and 3, "Remembrance," "Charley Rutlage," and the monumental "General William Booth Enters into Heaven," as well as Ives-influenced compositions by Hindemith and Bernstein. With U-M piano professor Kathryn Goodson, bassist Stephen West, and DSO members including bass trombonist Randall Hawes, violinists Sheryl Hwangbo and Laurie Landers Goldman, and clarinetist Shannon Orme.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 Union Ballroom (May 1) & Pendleton Room (May 8, 15, 22, & 29), $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]