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Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 23, 2013






 
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"Ginger and Rosa": Michigan Theater.

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(Sally Potter, 2012). Drama set in 1962 London about two teenage girls whose lifelong friendship is shattered by the clash of desire and the determination to survive. Stars Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, & Annette Bening.
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). For complete, updated schedules, see michtheater.org or call 668-TIME. [map]
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"Starbuck": Michigan Theater.

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(Ken Scott, 2011). Poignant comedy about a fortysomething slacker who finds out he's the biological father of 533 children, 142 of whom have filed a class-action lawsuit to reveal the true identity of the sperm donor known only as Starbuck. French & Spanish, 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). For complete, updated schedules, see michtheater.org or call 668-TIME. [map]
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 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Dexter District Library.

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Also, DVDs, audiobooks, and more.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free admission. 426-4477. [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Yoga class--Yoga for facial glow, mental peace and better sleep: Ramesh Narula / Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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In these Thursday morning sessions, you will learn a practice somewhat similar to Chinese acupressure but which also draws on the wisdom of ancient yoga and Ayurveda philosophy. You can decide what would be of the most benefit to you, whether weekly sessions or a class now and then. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a cushion and a blanket. Instructor Ramesh Narula has been practicing yoga and meditation for 58 years and has facilitated workshops in 12 countries. The class is free; a donation to the Ann Arbor Senior Center is welcome.
An Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. Free. (734) 794-6250. [map]
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 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art: U-M Hospitals.

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May 2: Vintage American pop by Etcetera. May 9: R&B, Motown, and country by the Danireé Duo. May 16: Classic jazz by the Equinox Jazz Trio. May 23: Gospel music by Our Own Thing Chorale. May 30: Classical music by guitarist Michael Casher and soprano Carrie Wilson.
12:10 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]
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 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

International Coaching Week Events: Ann Arbor Coaches Cafe.

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Contact: Deborah Campbell
734/645-6847
deborahcampbellcoach@gmail.com
LOCAL COACHES CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL COACHING WEEK WITH FREE COACHING SERVICES
International Coaching Week (ICW) is a weeklong global celebration of the coaching profession held annually. During this extended commemoration, coaches around the world offer a variety of activities and pro bono services in their local communities to share what coaching has the ability to do. The local chapter, Coaches Café Ann Arbor, will be celebrating by sharing Life, Career and Leadership Coaching at several locations in the area, free of charge, the week of May 20 - 24, 2013. Everyone is welcome to come for free coaching, or to find out what coaching is all about.
Career and Leadership Coaching will be offered at Moonwink's Café, 5151 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, Tuesday, May 21, 9:00 - 11 a.m, Thursday, May 23, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Drop In
Moonwinks Cafe and Espresso Royalle Cafe, 5151 Plymouth Rd. (Moonwinks). Free. 7346456847. deborahcampbellcoach@gmail.com www.coachcafeannarbor.weebly.com [map]
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 5-8:30 p.m. 

"Flight Night": Cranbrook Whole Foods Market.

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Every Thurs. Whole Foods staffers discuss wine. Tastings with cheese and appetizers. Topics include "Italian Wines for Spring" (May 2), "American White Blends" (May 9), "South American Reds" (May 16), "American Red Blends for Summer" (May 23), and "Grilling Wines" (May 30).
5-8:30 p.m., Whole Foods wine bar, 990 W. Eisenhower, Cranbrook Village shopping center. $17. 997-7500. [map]
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 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Are We There Yet?" A Road Map for Parenting Challenging Children: University of Michigan Depression Center/Department of Psychiatry.

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Parenting is a journey for all of us- we face bumps in the road and at times wish we had a "roadmap" to help us to be the best parents we can be for our children. This workshop is designed to provide skills and information for parenting. Useful for all parents, this workshop may be particularly useful for parents of children with attention or behavioral challenges.
This 2 series workshop will use education, demonstrations, and group discussion to help parents develop the "roadmap" that will work best for their family. Parenting Workshops are offered on the 3rd and 4th Thursdays of every month from 5:30-7:30. Workshops are free and open to the public. Childcare/homework help is provided as well as a light dinner for parents and children. Advanced registration is required. Please register by visiting www.depressioncenter.org/frankel or by calling Kiel Opperman at 734-936-8702.
Mitchell Elementary School (Multi-Purpose Room), 3550 Pittsview, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. 734-764-3168. cjfoster@umich.edu www.depressioncenter.org/frankel [map]
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 6-7:30 p.m. 

Fer de Lance Field Hockey Spring Training Session.

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Spring training sessions for U19, U16, U14, & U12 field hockey players.
U19 & U16 6-7:30 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays April 23-May 23.
U14 & U12 6-7 pm on Tuesdays April 23-May 23.
Pre-registation fee are cheaper than drop in rates. Space is limited. Please see our website for more details.
University of Michigan Ocker Field, 1202 S. State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109. $35-$40. 5704284171. maren.langford@me.com www.ferdelancehc.com [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Fri.), modern constructed (Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Sun.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Sun.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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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]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Thursday Evening C Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Slow-paced ride, 15-25 miles, through North Campus, Barton Hills, and scenic roads northeast of town.
6 p.m., Fuller Pool parking lot, Fuller Rd. east of Maiden Ln. Free. 717-9583.
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Police Officer's Report": Dexter District Library.

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Michigan author and former police officer Ken Rogers discusses his book about coping with his experiences as a cop. Signing.
6:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
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 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"The Latest Climate News--and What We Can Do About It": Ecology Center Annual Meeting.

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Talk by Ecology Center staffers Monica Patel and Kathryn Savoie and board member Frank Parkinson-all trained as climate leaders by the Climate Reality Project. Also, reports on Ecology Center program and tours of its green building demonstration facility. Election of officers.
6:30-8 p.m., Ecology Center, 339 E. Liberty, suite 300. Free. 761-3186, ext 104. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

ACBL Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. No partner required.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $5. 761-6691. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Health Talks: Nutritional Healing Center.

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May 1: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "Detoxify." May 13: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Lick the Sugar Habit." May 23: Cradit on "Harmonize Hormones."
7 p.m., NHC, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Herbal Allies for Women": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local holistic health practitioner Linda Diane Feldt. Men also welcome.
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! 

"Magickal Manners: A Guide to Magickal Etiquette": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Long-time Wiccan elder and ritualist Puck Shadowdrake discusses his new book. Signing.
7 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-9468. [map]
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 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Well Struck, Sir!: Historic Base Ball in Chelsea": Chelsea District Library.

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Talk by "Honest Jon" Vann Hoek and other members of the Chelsea Monitors, an amateur club that plays baseball by the rues of 1860.
7-8 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Atlantic Concert: First United Methodist Church of Saline.

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A favorite at SpringHill camps, Atlantic is bringing their tour to a town near you!
Live and in concert, please join us for an awesome night of music. All ages welcome!
Tickets are $10 and are available by phone: 800-965-9324.
Online: http://www.itickets.com/events/307244.html
Or at the door
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Band website:
http://atlanticcommunity.cc/index.html
First United Methodist Church of Saline, 1200 N Ann Arbor St, Saline. $10. 734-429-4730. http://www.itickets.com/events/307244.html [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Choir Concert: Huron High School.

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Richard Ingram directs the choir in a program of works from Romania, Mexico, and the U.S., concluding with a performance of Biebl's Ave Maria.
7:30 p.m., Huron High School, 2727 Fuller. Free. 994-2096. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"The Mountaintop": Performance Network Professional Season.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Apr. 25-June 2. Carla Milarch directs the Michigan premiere of Katori Hall's 2010 Olivier Award-winning drama, set in Martin Luther King's Memphis hotel on the eve of his assassination, about the relationship that develops between King and a talkative motel maid who shows up on his doorstep and begins to challenge the efficacy of his leadership. Stars Brian Marable and Carollette Phillips.

The May 19 performance is preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a "Cultural Conversation" ($10; reservations suggested) hosted by Performance Network artistic director Carla Milarch with the director, designers, and cast.

The June 2 performance is followed by a talk by veteran local storyteller LaRon Williams, a specialist in African and African American folktales, on how the play's complex characters and unusual plot devices affect the depiction of MLK's last night.

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7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (May 11 & 25), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Apr. 25), $22 (Apr. 26 & 28 & May 2), and $30 (Apr. 27). May 3 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After May 3: $27 & $29 (Thurs.), $32 & $34 (Fri. & Sun.), $25 & $27 (Sat. matinee), $39 & $41 (Sat. eve.). $3 discount for seniors age 60 & over. Tickets available in advance at performancenetwork.org & by phone, and at the door. $10 student discount in advance, half-price student tickets at the door only. For reservations, call 663-0681; to charge by phone, call 663-0696. [map]
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 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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