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Calendar of Events

Monday, September 30, 2013






 
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.
9 a.m.), meet at 960 Forest Rd. off Country Club Dr., Barton Hills. Free. 761-2885, 663-5060.
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]
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 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 6-Apr. 21. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., West Side United Methodist Church, 900 S. Seventh. Free to visitors ($115 per semester dues for those who join). AFlowers@umich.edu. 665-9271. [map]
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 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Gender in Israeli Society and Culture": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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This daylong symposium is highlighted by a keynote speech on "Gender, Democracy, and the Public Sphere in Israel" (7 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre) by Israeli academic and politician Naomi Chazan.
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Michigan League Hussey Room, 911 North University. Free. 763-9047. [map]
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 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Organ Studio Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Performances by students of James Kibbie. Part of the 53rd Conference on Organ Music.
10:30 a.m., U-M Music School Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

"The Looting of Lebanon: The Civil Wars Reconsidered.": Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

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Speaker: Najib Hourani, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology & Global Urban Studies Program, Michigan State University.
This paper offers a revisionist account of the end of the Lebanese civil wars of 1975-90. To do so it draws upon and challenges the "New Wars" paradigm, which developed to explain post cold war conflicts in Eastern Europe and Africa. This approach makes three primary claims. First, these conflicts exhibit unprecedented ethno-religious violence and the deliberate targeting of civilians. Second, that capital accumulation rivals victory on the battlefield as the goal of protracted violence. Finally, it claims that war economies emerge on the ashes of the normal economy, and, marked by criminality, predation and warlordism, they so inhabit politico-economic spaces outside of "normal" trajectories of development and globalization. For further details please visit our website.
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building/International Institute, 1080 South University. Free. 734-647-4143. cmenas@umich.edu http://www.ii.umich.edu/cmenas/events [map]
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 4:15, 6:45, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Enough Said": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Sept. 27-Oct. 3. (Nicole Holofcener, 2013). Sharp-witted comedy about a divorced single parent dreading her daughter's impending departure for college who meets a sweet-funny like-minded man also facing an empty nest. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener.
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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 4:30 p.m. 

"Still Mine": Michigan Theater.

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Sept. 25-Oct. 1: (Michael McGowan, 2012). An elderly couple fight against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home.
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 p.m.  Free! 

"Paved Country Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced training ride, 18-24 miles, along country roads west of town.
5 p.m. (Apr. & Oct.), 5:30 p.m. (May), & 6 p.m. (June-Sept.), meet at Pine Cross Ln. east off Parker Rd. (between Jackson & Liberty), Scio Twp. Free. 426-5116. [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! 

"Peter Pan" auditions: The Ann Arbor Young Actors Guild.

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Classic holiday live theatre!
Auditions for students in grades 5 through college. This production will include wire "flying" services provided by an experienced professional stage aerography company. All who audition will be assigned an on-stage role
Jewish Community Center of Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive. Free. 734) 926-5629. aayag-promotions@comcast.net http://www.aayag.org/ [map]
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 6-7 p.m. 

Bellydance Conditioning: A2 Aviary.

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This class combines bellydance movements with traditional fitness training to build your strength, stability and balance. Don't worry, the burning is normal.
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $12. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/hurts-so-good-bellydance-conditioning/ [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

Health Care Info Session: Rep. Jeff Irwin.

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State Rep. Jeff Irwin invites you to an Information Session about the new healthcare law and what it means for your health coverage. Presentation by Marianne Udow-Phillips, Director of the Center for Healthcare Transformation and Research, and Ellen Rabinowitz, Executive Director of the Washtenaw Health Plan.
Get answers to your questions about how to get health insurance and how to pay for it. We will discuss the Affordable Care Act, the expansion of Medicaid eligibility, the requirement to have insurance, tax subsidies, and the Health Care Marketplace. The Marketplace starts open enrollment October 1st.
Mallett's Creek Library, 3090 E. Eisenhower Pkwy. Free. 517-373-2577. jeffirwin@house.mi.gov http://053.housedems.com/ [map]
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 6:30-7:30 & 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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 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Wine Tasting: The Wines of the Southern Rhone.

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I must do this one because I personally think these wines are some of the best in the world and are undisputed best values around. The southern Rhone area of France is most famous for Chateauneuf du Pape wines; but there are many more appellations which merit some profiling. Here we also have the regions of Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Lirac, Rasteau, Tavel (for rosé wine), and many other ones which deserve mention but we lack the time for this particular purpose. Most wines just labeled Cotes du Rhone also originate in this large French region. I aim to bring all reds for this one, and this will not be a tasting for the faint of heart. The most predominant grape here is the Grenache, but Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise, and Carignan might also appear in blends. This is a land of blends, just like in many regions of France. Come taste five of these magnificent reds from the excellent 2009 and 2010 vintages, and be prepared to be blown away. Register online 48 hours in advance.
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $45/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Christine Montross: Nicola's Books.

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This Brown University psychiatry professor reads from and discusses Falling into the Fire, her book about encounters with patients who have challenged and deepened her practice. "This is not a doctor puzzling clues together like some real-world Dr. House," says a Los Angeles Times review. "This is a doctor struggling to sit with the uncomfortable questions that arise when medicine doesn't have any answers." Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Folk Song Sing-Along.

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All invited to join a family-oriented recreational sing-along of folk songs. Bring your guitars, ukuleles, and other instruments if you'd like to jam along as well. Lyrics and chords are projected on a screen for singers and strummers. Led by Lori Fithian and Jean Chorazycewski.
7 p.m., First Unitarian-Universalist Church, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 426-7818. [map]
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 7-9 p.m. 

Learning to Love Opera--OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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Class meets select Mondays and Tuesdays, September 30, 2013 - April 29, 2014. Contact OLLI office for specific dates.
This continuing program prepares participants for HD live broadcasts of 10 Metropolitan Opera performances during the 2013-2014 season. They will be shown in local movie theaters. In the week preceding a performance, the course will enrich the experience with presentations and discussions of related opera performances, feature and documentary films and guest lectures. Opera enthusiasts and novices are all equally welcome. Dr. Richard Adelman is an Emeritus Professor of Biological Chemistry and a Past Director of the Institute of Gerontology at the UM Medical School.
University Living, 2865 S. Main Street. $70 (thru April). 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Monday Funnies Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Sept. 30: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (John Hughes, 1986). Comedy about a mischievous teen's adventures when he skips school. Matthew Broderick.

Oct. 7: Dr. Strangelove; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964). Painfully hilarious Cold War satire. Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens.

Oct. 14: Monty Python & the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam, 1975). Outrageously irreverent, hilarious parody of Arthurian tales. Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones.

Oct. 21: Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974). Hilarious burlesque of old Frankenstein movies. Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman.

Oct. 28: Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004). Comedy about a zombie invasion.

Nov. 4: The Blues Brothers (John Landis, 1980). Popular John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd comedy that features musical performances by Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, and other blues and R&B luminaries.

Nov. 11: Bridesmaids (Paul Feig, 2011). Romantic comedy about a woman who suffers a series of misfortunes after being asked to serve as maid of honor for her best friend. Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph.

Nov. 18: The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967). Landmark seriocomedy about a naive young man at loose ends after graduating from college. Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross.

Nov. 25: This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984). Pitch-perfect mockumentary about a fictional English hard-rock band. Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer.

Dec. 2: Love Actually (Richard Curtis, 2003). A warm, big-hearted romantic comedy about half a dozen couples in love, highlighted by a wizened, boorish rock star. Alan Rickman, Bill Nightly, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson.

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7 p.m., 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 p.m. 

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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John Hughes' 1986 comedy about a mischievous teen's adventures when he skips school. Matthew Broderick.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50.) 668-TIME. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Civilized Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced "no-drop" ride, 12-18 miles, to Dexter, with a possible stop for ice cream. A good rise for beginners. Basic repair tips offered at 6:30 p.m.
7 p.m. sharp, 610 Brierwood Ct. (off Arborview east of Westwood from Dexter). Free. 945-4133. [map]
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 7:30 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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 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon.except Labor Day. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: The Ark.

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Nashville-based Americana alt-rock by this band led by Memphis-bred singer-songwriter Holcomb. Opening act is David Ramirez, an Austin-based folk-rock singer-songwriter.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $13 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 p.m.  Free! 

Organ Alumni Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Organ performances by U-M grads and former students of U-M organ professor Marilyn Mason, including Shin-Ae Chun, Joe Galema, Tom Marshall, and Tom Strode. Emcee is Dave Wagner. Part of the 53rd Conference on Organ Music.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Yizhak Schotten & Irina Muresanu: U-M School of Music.

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U-M viola professor Schotten and Boston Conservatory violin professor Muresanu are joined by U-M violin professor Stephen Shipps, cellist David Requiro, and pianist Katherine Collier in Martinu's Madrigals for Violin and Viola, Vali's Calligraphy no. 5, Flynn's Tar Eis an Caoineadh, Enescu's Four Airs in Romanian Folk Style, and Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A major.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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