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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 3, 2013






 
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"Ain't Them Bodies Saints": Michigan Theater.

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(David Lowery, 2013). An outlaw escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he's never met. Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck.
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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 9-10 a.m. 

Preschool Story Time: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. For preschoolers, accompanied by an adult. Followed by an activity.
9-10 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Tuesday Ride to Chelsea and Beyond": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues., Apr.-Nov. Moderate-paced ride, 36-40 miles, to Chelsea for breakfast.
10 a.m. (Apr. & Nov.) & 9 a.m. (May, June, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (July & Aug.), Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd. Free. 996-8440. [map]
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 11:30 a.m. 

Newcomers Coterie Club of Ann Arbor.

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All newcomers to the area or longtime Ann Arbor area residents invited to get to know each other, sign up for club activities, and play some fun games. The program begins with lunch.
11:30 a.m., Polo Fields Golf & Country Club, 5200 Polo Fields Dr. (off Zeeb Rd. north of Liberty), Scio Twp. $18. Preregistration required via email to highjs1@gmail.com. 929-2841. [map]
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 Noon-6 p.m.  Free! 

Thom Bohnert: Exhibit of drawings and sculpture.

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An exhibit of Thom Bohnert's drawings and sculpture opens at Yourist Studio Gallery on Tuesday, August 27 and runs through Friday, October 4, 2013, with an artist's reception on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 5 to 8 pm.
Bohnert brings a unique blend of engineering, poetry, and whimsy to his art, often combining wire armature, wet-looking clay fragments, and surfaces that reflect his deep understanding of clay and glaze chemistry. His evocative, archaeological forms challenge viewers to expand their thinking about the possibilities of clay as medium. Bohnert received an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1971 and has taught drawing and ceramics at Mott Community College in Flint for the past 40 years. His work is widely exhibited and published. Please visit youristpottery.com for gallery hours.
The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. kay@youristpottery.com youristpottery.com [map]
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 4:45-6:15 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Sat. & game days (Sept. 7 & 14). 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. 2), 4:45-6:15 p.m. (all other Mon.-Fri.), 1-3 p.m. (Sept. 7 game day), & 7:30-9:30 a.m. (Sept. 14 game day), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]
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 5-7 p.m. 

"25th Annual Apples & Honey": Jewish Community Center.

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An afternoon of entertainment, cultural activities, and information about Jewish life in celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The event's title derives from the Rosh Hashanah custom of dipping an apple in honey and saying a prayer for a sweet new year. Outside, under a huge tent, displays from local and national Jewish organizations and sale of Judaica gift items and food from various local Jewish organizations, along with Israeli foods and kosher baked goods from Detroit bakeries. Also, apples for tasting and carving. Children's activities include face painting, inflatable slides and jumpers, clowns and jugglers, and hands-on Judaic activities including a chance to make your own shofar.
5-7 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (household, $15). Reservations requested. 971-0990. [map]
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 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Aerial Silks: Basics: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, are a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Aerial Silks. You will learn basic climbs and descents, how to apply foot locks, and work towards inversions.Strength makes it seamless! This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography.
$25 per single one hour class
Six student maximum
Drop in students are welcome, but registering online will guarantees you a spot in class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-basics-conditioning/ [map]
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 5:30 p.m. 

New Water Aerobics Class at Mack Indoor Pool: Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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New this season, we will be offering water aerobics for swimmers and non-swimmers alike. You'll experience the fun of a water exercise program including low-impact aerobic conditioning, stretching and strengthening. Everyone is welcome to our ramp-entry accessible pool for this eight-week class. Fees: $55 resident/$70 nonresident. Call 734.794.6237 to register or for additional information. Mack Indoor Pool (715 Brooks St. inside Ann Arbor Open School). www.a2gov.org/mack. Visit our website for additional sessions into the fall and winter months.
Session 1
Tuesdays, Sept. 3 - Oct. 22, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Saturdays, Sept. 7 - Oct. 26, 9 to 10 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m.
Mack Indoor Pool, 715 Brooks Street (inside Ann Arbor Open School). 734.794.6237. a2parks@a2gov.org www.a2gov.org/mack [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Doug & Suds Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m., Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women: Huron River Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back. Geared especially, but not exclusively, for women new to riding.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), meet at Barton Park on Huron River Dr. 276-0240.
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 6:30 p.m. 

American Red Cross Swim Lessons Session One: Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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Group lessons are offered for children ages six months through adult beginners at Mack Indoor Pool (715 Brooks St. inside Ann Arbor Open School). Class size is limited. Ability requirements must be honored unless prior instructor approval is granted. Registration will be accepted for any instructional swim class at any of the city pools during any public swim time, by phone or online.
Session 1
Tuesdays, Sept. 3 - Oct. 22
Saturdays, Sept. 7 - Oct. 26
Sundays, Sept. 8 - Oct. 27
Mack Indoor Pool, 715 Brooks Street (inside Ann Arbor Open School). 734.794.6237. a2parks@a2gov.org www.a2gov.org/mack [map]
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 7-9:30 p.m. 

English Country Dancing: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. except Aug. 27. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $7 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

New Horizons Band.

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Bring a band instrument. Beginners are asked to call ahead to set up lessons.
7-8:30 p.m. (Tues.) and 1-2:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Liberty School band room, 7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., Saline. Free. 429-1742. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Self Defense Classes.

  community member   < less Knife Defense at the Level 6 Instructor's Bootcamp, Toronto 2013

On-going self defense classes using Commando Krav Maga (CKM) tactical techniques. CKM is a reality-based self-defense system utilized by Israeli Special Forces. Students learn the techniques needed to survive violent or aggressive encounters. The primary goal is survival.
The techniques are simple to learn and easy to remember during times of stress:
- Gun disarming
- Knife attacks
- Knife hold-ups
- Chokes & Grabs
- Ground survival
- Hand-to-hand combat
- Attack Psychology
Multiple classes are offered each week and private lessons are available.
Every Mon 730-9pm, Tue 7-8:30pm and Thur 7-830pm. Check our website calendar for class updates!
The instructor, Mike Trester, is a level 6 certified Commando Krav Maga instructor with 23-plus years of law enforcement experience, including over 18 years on the Special Weapons And Tactical team. He is one of 9 CKM instructors holding a level 6 or higher in the United States.
Commando Krav Maga Chelsea, 14495 N Territorial Rd, Chelsea. Monthly fee $60. 734-904-5003. ckmchelsea@gmail.com www.commandokravmagachelsea.com [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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June 22 & 24: The Muppets Take Manhattan (Frank Oz, 1984). Musical comedy in which Kermit discovers why they say there's a broken heart for every light on Broadway. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy.

June 29 & July 1: All about Eve (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1950). This multi-Oscar-winning film features Bette Davis in her greatest role as an aging Broadway diva who's clawed her way to the top, only to be threatened by a fan-turned-parasite. With Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm, and a cameo by Marilyn Monroe.

July 6 & 8: A Hard Day's Night (Richard Lester, 1964). The Beatles' joyously exuberant film debut, a visually arresting, slapstick version of two typical days in their life. Features "Can't Buy Me Love," "And I Love Her," and other early Beatles songs.

July 13 & 15: A Day at the Races (Sam Wood, 1937). The Marx Brothers enter a horse in a steeplechase to win enough money to save from financial ruin a sanitarium where Groucho, a horse doctor illicitly employed as the director, has his eyes on one of the patients, a wealthy hypochondriac.

July 20 & 22: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977). Spellbinding classic about alien contact. Richard Dreyfuss.

July 27 & 29: Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939). The classic film musical based on L. Frank Baum's beloved children's fantasy. Judy Garland.

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1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Tues.), Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Sept. 3 & 17. Club members show slides (Sept. 3) and prints (Sept. 27) on various topics, including this month's assignment of "Impressionistic."
7:30 p.m., Wines Elementary School auditorium (Sept. 3), 1701 Newport, & Forsythe Middle School cafeteria (Sept. 17), 1655 Newport. Free ($30 annual dues for those who join). 327-4781. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of El Tango de la Guardia Vieja, Spanish novelist Arturo Perez-Reverte's tale of a love affair that spans four decades in mid-20th century Europe.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.
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 7:45-8:45 p.m. 

Aerial Silks: Intro To Routine: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, are a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This class will be an introduction to using the skills learned in Aerial Silks: Basics, along with more advanced poses, to work towards a complete aerial routine. Newer students will focus on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air at a time, more advanced students will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. All students will have the option to perform at our monthly showcase event, LIFT OFF. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$25 per single one hour class
Six student maximum
Drop in students are welcome, but registering online will guarantee you a spot in class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-level-1/ [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Jonathan Ovalle & Friends: U-M School of Music.

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This U-M percussion professor is joined by Detroit musicians-including saxophonist Bobby Streng, guitarist Kris Kurzawa, organist-keyboardist Dale Grisa, and bassist Takashi Lio-in an evening of hard-hitting funk and electric jazz.
8 p.m., U-M Music School McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

the olllam: The Ark.

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This virtuosic transatlantic trio of Belfast-born uilleann piper John McSherry, a founding member of the legendary traditional Irish band Lunasa, and 2 members of the local Irish-worldbeat fusion band Millish--multi-instrumentalist Tyler Duncan and percussionist Michael Shimmin--has just released its eponymous debut CD, a collection of lush, trance-like instrumentals that occupy a musical terrain the band's publicity describes as "somewhere between Radiohead and Planxty."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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