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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 10, 2013






 
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"Salinger": Michigan Theater.

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Sept. 6-12. Shane Salerno's 2013 documentary about the private world of the late fiction writer J.D. Salinger and the influence of his work.
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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 7:30-8:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Herps": Stewardship Network Stewards' Circle.

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All invited to join a discussion of amphibians and reptiles, the conservation of their habitats, and the threats they face.
7:30-8:30 a.m., Bruegger's Bagels, 709 North University. Free. 996-3190. [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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 9:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:45-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $15 for the year. 665-0105. [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

OLLI Fall Kick Off - The Gifts of Aging: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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This event is open to the public.
Come celebrate the gifts of aging while you learn more about OLLI's classes, lectures, travel, and after 5:00 programs. Greet old and new friends while enjoying the refreshments provided.
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Ave. Free. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings. Also, "Toddlertime" (Mar. 13 & 27, Apr. 10, May 1 & 8, 15, 22, & 29, June 5), a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
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 11:35 a.m.  Free! 

"Summer in Review": U-M Law School.

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Panel discussion with U-M law professors on Supreme Court rulings and other major decisions that happened over the summer.
11:35 a.m., 100 Hutchins Hall, 625 S. State. Free. gljon@umich.edu. [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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 1-4 p.m. 

Film Studies--OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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Class meets every other Tuesday; Dates: 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3 and 12/17
You will view a variety of films, including American, foreign, of different genres, classical and contemporary. Class members will choose and present the films. Each viewing will be followed by discussion led by class participates. Facilitated buy Barbara O'Neal.
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Ave. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Quit tobacco support group for older adult -September 10: MHealthy - University of Michigan.

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Quit tobacco support group for older adults - September 10
This is a free support group led by MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service and open to any adult over age 50 who has quit or is thinking about quitting tobacco. The group meets from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. on September 10 at the Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd, Suite C, in Ann Arbor. Sessions are informal and based on participant interests and concerns. Registration is not required. For more information about the support group, call 734-998-6222 or visit www.mhealthy.umich.edu/tobacco.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd, Suite C, in Ann Arbor 48105. Free. 734/764-0396. julinels@umich.edu http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/tobacco/programs.html [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Senior Supper Club: Chelsea Community Hospital LiveWell.

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All age 55 & over invited for a talk followed at 5 p.m. by supper.

Jan. 14: CCH development and marketing director Judy Stratman and facility management chief Phil Boham discuss the process of establishing the new CCH Cancer Center.

Feb. 11: Chelsea District Library librarian Sara Wedell presents "Stories of Chelsea."

Mar. 11: The North Street Fiddlers perform a variety of fiddle music.

Apr. 8: Chelsea Senior Center Travel Committee memmbers discuss "Active Seniors on the Go."

May 13: Dietitian Heather Heydlauff and Chelsea Farmers Market manager Ashley Miller Helmholdt discuss "Cooking with Colorful Foods."

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4 p.m., CCH dining room, 775 S. Main, Chelsea. $6 (cards & talk, free). Preregistration required. 475-3913. [map]
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 4:30, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Blue Jasmine": Michigan Theater.

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(Woody Allen, 2013). A life crisis leads a woman to reconnect with her sister in San Francisco. Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin.
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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 4:45-6:15 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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 5:30-6:30 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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 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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 6-7:30 p.m. 

Yoga I: Zen Buddhist Temple.

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Following the Sivananda yoga tradition, we emphasize postures, breathing, relaxation, and meditation. Cost is $60 for six sessions, or you may drop-in for $12/session.
Zen Buddhist Temple, 1214 Packard Street. Cost is $60 for six sessions, or you may drop-in for $12/session.. (734) 761-6520. annarbor@zenbuddhisttemple.org www.ZenBuddhistTemple.org [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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 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! DIY: Condiments.

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This is your chance to WOW your friends and family and learn to make homemade versions of your favorite everyday condiments! And we'll also make plenty of goodies to enjoy with your creations! These are going to knock your socks off - you won't settle for supermarket condiments after this class! Full Participation. Menu: BEST-EVER Tomato Ketchup (served with homemade French Fries); Classic Mayonnaise (served on BLT's); Grainy Herb Brown Mustard (served with smoked sausage); Homemade SRIRACHA or Red Chili Rooster Sauce (served with steamed edamame); Homemade Nutella or Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (served with fresh fruit). 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 p.m. 

Yoga II: Zen Buddhist Temple.

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Following the Sivananda yoga tradition, we emphasize postures, breathing, relaxation, and meditation. Cost is $60 for six class sessions, or you may drop-in for $12/session.
Zen Buddhist Temple, 1214 Packard Street. Cost is $60 for six class sessions, or you may drop-in for $12/session.. (734) 761-6520. annarbor@zenbuddhisttemple.org www.ZenBuddhistTemple.org [map]
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 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Garden Restorations": Dexter Garden Club.

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Club members show and discuss photos of their gardens.
6:45 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free. 996-4441. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Twin Hearts Meditation": Center of Light.

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'Twin Hearts Meditation', as designed by Master Choa, is an advanced meditation technique, aimed at achieving illumination or universal consciousness for the planet. It is thus an instrument of world and community service that contributes to harmony on the earth by blessing it with loving-kindness, peace, joy and goodwill. The Twin Hearts Meditation is a noble tool that can raise one's vibrations toward higher states of awareness and expanded levels of consciousness. It is being practiced globally by tens of thousands from many different religions and backgrounds, the Meditation on Twin Hearts is extraordinary in its simplicity but produces amazing and dramatic results. Join us as we practice this powerful meditation together for the upliftment of our world.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Free. 734-330-5048. revselena@centersoflight.org annarbor.CentersOfLight.org [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Raw Foods: Learn the Amazing Benefits of a Raw Vegan Diet": People's Food Co-op.

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Canceled. Talk by local raw foods advocate Ellen Livingston.
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! 

Douglas Trevor: Nicola's Books.

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This U-M English professor, a 2006 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award finalist, reads from Girls I Know, his debut novel about a 29-year-old grad school dropout who survives a shooting in a Boston café in 2001 and, in the aftermath, develops relationships with two young women who change his life. "Deeply moving and ebulliently funny, this dazzling debut novel is both a Valentine to a community, a tender probing of horrific loss, and a testament to how even the rawest of hearts can heal when they're lucky enough to find themselves in synch with others," says novelist Caroline Leavitt. "Totally wonderful, original, and as stunning as a bolt of lightning." Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [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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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss Zone One, Colson Whitehead's 2012 post-apocalyptic zombie novel that's been praised by the New York Times as "cool, thoughtful and…strangely tender."
7-9 p.m., 3184 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [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: Commando Krav Maga Chelsea.

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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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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Dixieland: The Forgotten Root of Jazz": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk, with historic slides and recording examples, by music buff Stuart Johnson, a member of the Michigan Jazz Record Collectors.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Fall Hive Management I": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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First of a 2-part discussion of pre-winter prep for hive health, pests, and pathogens, as well as how to determine if the hive is strong enough to survive the winter.
7-9 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botancial Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. brescue@att.net. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"The Audience": University Musical Society/National Theatre Live.

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Sept. 8 & 10. Tape-delayed live broadcast of a West End production of this new play by British playwright and film writer Peter Morgan, writer of the movies The Queen and Frost/Nixon. The play, directed by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry, imagines the weekly private meetings at Buckingham Palace between Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren) and the Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron, through a series of non-chronological vignettes. According to an Independent (UK) reviewer, Mirren "rises to the daunting technical challenge with a quite uncannily fluid lightness of touch as she shifts back and forth on an age-spectrum of six decades."
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $22 (Michigan Theater & UMS members, $18; students, $12) in advance at the Michigan League and ums.org, and (if available) at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Whole Story of Climate: What Science Reveals about the Nature of Endless Change": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss E. Kirsten Peters' book about the important contribution that geologists have made to our understanding of climate change.
7 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157. [map]
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 7-8:15 p.m. 

"Vegetarian Cooking 101 with VegMichigan: Vegan Delights of the Season": Cranbrook Whole Foods Market.

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Cooking demo by VegMichigan representatives.
7-8:15 p.m., Whole Foods, corner of Eisenhower & Ann ArborČ-Saline Rd. $5. Preregistration required. 997-7500.
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"IPM in the Rose Garden": Huron Valley Rose Society.

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California entomologist and rosarian Baldo Villegas gives a slide-illustrated talk on integrated pest management for roses. Q&A and refreshments.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 277-0112. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar": Barnes & Noble.

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Freelance journalist Peter Benjaminson, author of The Story of Motown and The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard, presents an audio- and video-illustrated talk on his new book.
7:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
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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. 

Old Man Luedecke: The Ark.

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Juno-winning singer-songwriter and banjoist from Nova Scotia whose richly figured narrative-driven songs blend folk, bluegrass, alt-country, and pop flavors.
7:30 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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 8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension": WCBN-FM.

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Screening of W.D. Richter's 1984 sci-fi comedy about a rock star, who is also a neurosurgeon and test pilot, and his band of men who take on alien invaders. Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd.
8:30 p.m., Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington. Free admission. 763-3500. [map]
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