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Thursday, October 3, 2013






 
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 10 a.m. - 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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 10-11:30 a.m. 

"The Arab Nations: Tensions, Turmoil, Transitions": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Sept, 12, 19, & 25 and Oct, 3, 10, & 17. A series of 6 weekly lectures by different U-M and guest scholars.

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Sept. 12: U-M history professor Melanie Tanelian discusses "Seeds of Conflict: The Making of the Modern Middle East."

Sept. 19: WSU ethnic identity and Muslim history lecturer Saaed Khan on "Saudi Arabia and Iran: Cold War in the Middle East."

Sept. 25: MSU religion studies professor Mohammad Hassan Khalil on "Islamic Law in the Arab Countries."

Oct. 3: U-M Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies director Juan Cole on "The Arab Spring."

Oct. 10: U-M Flint sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice professor emeritus Hani Fakhouri on "An Account from An Eyewitness to the Revolution That Ousted Egypt's Mubarak."

Oct. 17:U-M art history professor Christine Gruber on "Battling Images: The Arts of the Middle East Uprisings."

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10-11:30 a.m., Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Rd. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members at the door. 998-9351. [map]
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 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

Fall Storytime: Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs. (except Nov. 28), Sept. 5-Dec. 12. CDL youth 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]
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 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Tues. & Thurs. Linda Zimmer reads stories to kids age 6 & under. Themes include Dora the Explorer (Oct. 15), Love (Oct. 17), Bats (Oct. 22 & 24), and Halloween (Oct. 29 & 31).
10:30 a.m. (Thurs.) & 6 p.m. (Tues.), Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [map]
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 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Entertainment by local and visiting performers. Oct. 3: Traditional, original, and Latin jazz by the Edie Herrold Trio. Oct. 10: Folk music of the 60s by the Folk Revival Band, the duo of twin brothers San and Laz Slomovits (who are best known as the children's duo Gemini). Oct. 17: U-M music majors. Oct. 24: Classical piano by Paul Skripnik. Oct. 31: Indian classical music by Rajeeb Chakraborty.
12:10 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]
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 12:10-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Japanese Studies.

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Every Thurs. Lectures by visiting scholars. Oct. 3: Northwestern University history professor Amy Stanley on "A Maidservant's Tale: Japanese History and the Early Modern World." Oct. 10: Global Water Japan president Kazunari Yoshimura on "A General Overview of Global Water Issues: Current Water Concerns and the U.S.-Japan Relationship." Oct. 17: Boston University Japanese and comparative literature professor J. Keith Vincent on "'Out Gays' or 'Shameless Gays'? What Gets Lost and What Is Gained When U.S. Queer Theory is Translated into Japanese?" Oct. 24: Toshio Iizuka, a former member of the 1960s radical documentary film collective Ogawa Pro, discusses his experiences with the collective with U-M film professor Markus Nornes. Oct. 31: U-M art & design professor Robert Platt on "The Phantom Hut: Landsape Appreciation and Hermetic Tendencies in Japan and the West."
12:10-1 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 936-7621. [map]
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 2-7 p.m. 

Pittsfield Farmers Market: Pittsfield Township.

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Pittsfield Township Farmers Market opens on June 13th (2:00 - 7:00) and is located at the Township Hall (corner of Platt and Michigan, with East-West access from Bemis).

Please "Like" Pittsfield Township (www.facebook.com/pages/Pittsfield-Charter-Township/115908818493 ) on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/PittsfieldTwp).

More details at: http://www.pittsfield-mi.gov/
Events include:
June 13th - Make a kite to fly with your Dad and musical entertainer Kevin DeVine.
June 20th - Pittsfield Fire Safety, including fireworks safety.
June 27th - Healthy Cooking Demonstration
No Market on July 4th
July 11th - Pittsfield DPS Bike Safety
July 18th - Ann Arbor District Library Story Time
July 25th - Pittsfield Parks and Rec "Fun with Beans" and musical entertainer Kevin Devine.
August 1st - Saline Fiddlers.
August 8th - Pittsfield Park and Rec Scavenger Hunt.
August 15th - Saline District Library Story Time
Pittsfield Township Hall, 6201 W. Michigan Avenue. Free admission. 734-822-3135. reillyt@pittsfield-mi.gov www.pittsfield-mi-gov [map]
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 4 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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 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Shades of Orange: A Decade of Ukrainian Democracy": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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Talk by Viktor Yushchenko, the former resident of Ukraine (2005-10).
4-6 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 764-0351. [map]
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 4:15-5 p.m.  Free! 

Pageturners: Saline District Library.

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Book discussion group for kids in grade 4 & up. Books TBA.
4:15-5 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
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 4:45-6:15 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except Oct. 14 & 15) & Oct. 5 & 19. 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.
4:45-6:15 p.m. (except Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-noon and Oct. 19, 8 a.m.-noon), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582.
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 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Idealist Grad Fair: Idealist.org.

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ANN ARBOR IDEALIST GRAD FAIR
Thursday, October 3, 2013 5:00-8:00pm
HOSTED BY
This fair is generously hosted by The University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy and School of Social Work.
FAIR DETAILS
The Idealist Grad Fair can help you make a difference in your career!
At the fair, you can:
- Learn about a range of graduate programs offered by local, national and international universities
- Engage with admissions advisors about specific programs, admissions requirements and application deadlines
The fair is free and open to anyone thinking about attending graduate school!
University of Michigan, Michigan Union Building Ballroom, 2nd Floor, 530 South State Street. Free. gradfairs@idealist.org http://idealistannarbor.eventbrite.com [map]
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 5-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Free HIV Testing: S3 Safe Sex Store and HIV/AIDS Resource Center.

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Free HIV testing is available at S3 Safe Sex Store every Thursday until 8:00 p.m.
Testing is performed by HARC staff.
Walk-ins welcome, or call to schedule an appointment. Test takes approximately 20 minutes.
S3 Safe Sex Store, 1209 South University. Free. 734-741-1434. info@bak-inc.com www.s3safesexstore.com [map]
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 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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Oct. 3, 10, 17, & 24. Readings by poets and writers. Oct. 3: Poetry reading by Ken Chen and Ravi Shankar. Chen is a Brooklyn-based poet and lawyer whose debut poetry collection, Juvenalia, won the 2009 Yale Series of Younger Poets award. The book chronicles his relationship with his immigrant family and his attempts to recapture his youth through poems noted for their urgent, wry, and exhilarating voice. Shankar, a writing professor at Central Connecticut State College, is the award-winning author of the collections Instrumentality and Deepening Groove. "Shankar is that breed of formalist who refuses to disdain experimental verse. . . . [I]t's chemically absorbed into his love of symmetry and classical sensibility," writes fellow poet Djelloul Marbrook. Oct. 10: NYC-based fiction writer and critic Dale Peck, most widely known for his blistering reviews of contemporary books by fellow authors. His literary criticism is collected in his book Hatchet Jobs. In his novels, including Martin and John, The Law of Enclosures, and Now It's Time to Say Goodbye, Peck thoughtfully explores issues of identity and sexuality. Oct. 17: Fiction writer Christopher Castellani, author of the three critically acclaimed novels A Kiss from Maddalena, The Saint of Lost Things, and the 2013 All This Talk of Love. All three novels follow the Grassos family, from their experiences as rural Italians during WWII, to their immigration to America in the 1950s, to their intergenerational struggle with identity as Italian-Americans. The books are "a series of novels that with their mellifluous, gently satirical style and dark, elegiac heart, form something of an opera buffa of the immigrant experience," writes a New York Times reviewer. Oct. 24: Asheville-based writer and U-M alumna Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Swan Thieves and the bestselling novel The Historian, about a woman's quest for the inspiration behind the Dracula tales.
5:10 p.m., UMMA auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-6330, mslevad@umich.edu. [map]
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 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

U-M School of Art & Design Penny Stamps Lecture Series.

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Every Thurs. Talks by visiting artists. Oct. 3: Industrial designer Mark Dziersk on "Design Thinking, Creativity, and Risk." Oct. 10: Tribute to U-M art & design grad Mike Kelley, a Detroit-born California-based artist who, before his death, had begun work on a life-size replica of his childhood suburban Detroit home, which now resides at MOCAD. Mike Kelley Foundation executive director Mary Clare Stevens gives a talk and shows videos that document Kelley's last project. Oct. 17: Engineer, designer, and hacker Salvatore Iaconesi, principal of Art is Open Source, gives a talk on "The Mirror and the Source." Oct. 24: New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly on "What's So Funny about Humor?" Oct. 31: Singer and performer Joseph Keckler on "I, as an Opera."
5:10 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 647-2337. [map]
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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Thursday Northeast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 15-25 miles, through some of the area's hillier terrain.
6:45 p.m. (May), 6:30 p.m., (Apr. & June-Aug.), 6:15 p.m. (Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297. [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Harvest Celebration: Clean Water Action.

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Clean Water Action will be hosting a Harvest Celebration at Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor. The celebration will take place on Thursday, October 3rd from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The suggested donation is $60 and tickets are available at the door. With harvest-themed hors d'oeuvres, live music, Michigan craft beer, other environmentally-minded supporters and a few special guests. We look forward to seeing you there and remember you can RSVP today!
Michigan has a lot to offer. From bountiful harvests to the majestic Great Lakes, we are all connected and we all get what it takes. That's why you make Clean Water Action what it is: sustainable. Together we can continue to protect our harvests and out Great Lakes way of life. With your continued support we can make advancements in everything from improved water quality, a stronger renewable energy policy and a resilient agricultural heritage here in the Great Lakes state.
Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E Washington Street. Donation. $20 (student), $35 - $60 (supporter), $100 (sponsor), $250 (host). 734-222-6347. ekeller@cleanwater.org http://www.cleanwateraction.org/mi [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

"Modern Sauces": Sur La Table.

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Pour, ladle, dollop or drizzle, whether you're a novice or expanding your repertoire, great sauce-making dresses up food to make it more colorful, complex and flavorful. In this class we'll take our cues from Martha Holmberg's inspiring cookbook, Modern Sauces. Filled with over 100 sauce recipes, it's bound to become an indispensable and timeless reference in our library, and yours too. Our chef instructor will demonstrate 4 delicious sauces from the book that you'll use time and again: hollandaise, vinaigrette, pan-sauce and crème anglaise. You'll get helpful tips on how to take dishes to the next level by pairing these versatile sauces with meats, vegetables, or desserts.
*Class Bonus: All class participants will receive an autographed copy of Martha Holmberg's Modern Sauces: More than 150 Recipes for Every Cook, Every Day. To register visit, www.surlatable.com
Sur La Table, 3050 Washtenaw Ave, Suite 109. $85 per person. 734-531-0304. www.surlatable.com [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Hula Hoop: A2 Aviary.

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Hoop Dance is a cardio based workout that uses many different muscles of the body. It challenges both the mind and body while you learn moves that require skill, balance, and technique. "Hooping" is fun and challenging and will leave you wanting more.
Please wear comfortable clothing and of course bring your hoop. There will be a limited number of hoops available for those who don't have one.
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $12. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/hula-hoop/ [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

Modern Sauces *Giveaway*: Sur La Table.

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Pour, ladle, dollop or drizzle, whether you're a novice or expanding your repertoire, great sauce-making dresses up food to make it more colorful, complex and flavorful. In this class we'll take our cues from Martha Holmberg's inspiring cookbook, Modern Sauces. Filled with over 100 sauce recipes, it's bound to become an indispensable and timeless reference in our library, and yours too. Our chef instructor will demonstrate 4 delicious sauces from the book that you'll use time and again: hollandaise, vinaigrette, pan-sauce and crème anglaise. You'll get helpful tips on how to take dishes to the next level by pairing these versatile sauces with meats, vegetables, or desserts.
*Class Bonus: All class participants will receive an autographed copy of Martha Holmberg's Modern Sauces: More than 150 Recipes for Every Cook, Every Day.
Register at www.surlatable.com
Sur La Table, 3050 Washtenaw Ave, Suite 109. $85 per person. 734-531-0304. www.surlatable.com [map]
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 7 p.m. 

ACBL Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.

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Every Thurs., except Thanksgiving. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. No partner required.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $7. 761-6691. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m. 

Essentials of Pranayama: Zen Buddhist Temple.

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The ancient hatha yogins viewed pranayama as the gateway to meditation and realization.
This four-week course will explore core hatha yoga concepts of the breath and subtle body on physical and energetic levels.
Led by David Black, an experienced teacher/practitioner each class will consist of exposition, demonstration, and practice of the actual techniques, including postures, kriyas, minor and major pranayamas, bandhas, mudras, and meditation. Materials will be provided for establishing a home practice.
The teacher and teachings have a direct link to the traditional theories and methods as set forth in the seminal text Hatha Yoga Pradipika. The course is open to students of all levels - beginners to advanced. You may pre-register at the Zen Buddhist Temple, 734.761.6520 or AnnArbor@ZenBuddhistTemple.org
Zen Buddhist Temple, 1214 Packard Street. $60. 734.761.6520. AnnArbor@ZenBuddhistTemple.org www.ZenBuddhistTemple.org [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Fall Fundraiser Dinner: Ecology Center.

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Dinner followed by a talk by Columbia University Hansen Climate Science Program director James Hansen, a former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a reception.
7 p.m., Michigan Union. $125 (members, $90) in advance and at the door. 369-9269. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Hills Lapidary & Mineral Society.

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DVD of Pennsylvania rock collector Thomas Moore's thumbnail collection, a collection of rocks that fit into 1-inch square containers.
7 p.m., West Side United Methodist Church social hall, 900 S. Seventh St. Free. 665-5574. [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 p.m. 

Team USA Under-17 vs. Indiana: USA Hockey National Team Development Program.

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Oct. 3 & 4. The younger of the 2 Ann Arbor-based USA Hockey national development teams plays this U.S. Hockey League rival.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. at Scio Church Rd. $7 (seniors, students, active military, & kids, $5; youth hockey players with jerseys, $1). 327-9251. [map]
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 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Build Your Family Tree": Saline District Library.

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Library staffers show how to use the library's databases to begin a genealogical search.
7-8 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Company": Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sat, Sept. 26-Oct. 20. Thalia Schramm directs this local professional company in George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's brassy, earthy 1970 musical comedy about an exorbitantly uncommitted Manhattan bachelor and his mostly married friends. The Tony-winning score includes such hit songs as "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Being Alive," "The Little Things You Do Together," and "Side by Side by Side." Cast: Steve DeBruyne, Wendy Katz Hiller, Katie Lietz, Sonja Marquis, Greg Bailey Pete Podolski, Tara Tomcsik-Husak, and other local actors.
7 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 3 p.m. (Sat., Sun., & Oct. 17), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Thurs. eve.: $26 (seniors age 545 & older and youth age 17 & under, $24; groups of 10 or more, $22); Fri. & Sat. eve.: $32 (seniors age 55 & older and youth age 17 & under, $29; groups of 10 or more, $26); Thurs., Sat., & Sun. matinee: $28 (seniors age 55 & older and youth age 17 & under, $25; groups of 10 or more, $24). Tickets available in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. 268-6200. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Anatomist's Wife": Aunt Agatha's.

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All invited to join Anna Lee Huber to discuss the first book in her series of mysteries, set in 1840s Scotland, that feature Lady Darby, the widowed artist wife of an anatomist. Copies of the recently published 2nd book in the series, Mortal Arts, are available for purchase. Signing.
7 p.m., Aunt Agatha's, 213 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-1114. [map]
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 7:15 & 9:30 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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 7:30 p.m. 

"An Iliad": Performance Network Professional Season.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 26-Oct. 27. Tim Rhoze directs John Manfredi in Dennis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson's one-man drama, an adaptation of the Robert Fagles translation of Homer. The play spins the familiar tale of divine interventions, endless battles, and undying love through the eyes of an anonymous narrator whose enigmatic experiences of humanity's deep-seated attraction to violence, destruction, and chaos reverberate with contemporary wars and civil conflicts. Edge Boston calls it "Haunting, poetic, mesmerizing, and ultimately, astonishing."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (Oct. 12 & 26), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Sept. 26), $24 & $26 (Sept. 27 & 29), $30 & $32 (Sept. 28), and $22 & $24 (Oct. 3). Oct. 4 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After Oct. 4: $27 & $29 (Thurs.), $34 & $36 (Fri. & Sun.), $27 & $29 (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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 7:30 p.m. 

"Red Noses": U-M Theatre Departmen.

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Oct. 3-6 & 10-13. U-M theater professor Malcolm Tulip directs U-M drama students in British playwright Peter Barnes' Olivier-winning 1985 dark comedy, set in 14th-century France in the midst of the Black Death, that draws on Barnes' trademark blend of slapstick, surprise, and hectic comedy to celebrate the subversive power of laughter. When a sprightly monk thinks he has found his calling after he inadvertently causes laughter, founds a company of misfits who go about wearing red clown noses and offering bawdy, satirical entertainments for the amusement of the populace and the comic glory of God. But when the health crisis passes, the church hierarchy grows hostile toward the monk's disorderly new order.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $28 (students, $10) at the Michigan League Box Office in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]
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 7:45- 8:45 p.m. 

Lyra (Aerial Hoop): A2 Aviary.

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The Lyra (also known as the aerial hoop, aerial ring or cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus, resembling a hula hoop. It is suspended from the ceiling and can be used static, spinning, or swinging. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Lyra. You will learn to get on and off the apparatus unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses.
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.
Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$25 per student
Six student maximum
Drop in students are welcome, but registering online will guarantee you a spot in the class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/lyra/ [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Korean Independent Film Festival.

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4 days of Korean films, sponsored by the U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies and the Global Film Initiative. Korean, subtitles.

Oct. 3: Jiseul (Meul O., 2012). Historical drama about a small 1950s South Korean village that rebels against police brutality and is subsequently labeled communist and attacked by the army.

Oct. 4: Breathless (Yang Ik-june, 2008). Drama about a loan shark who strikes up a friendship with a troubled schoolgirl as he's facing his own troubled past.

Oct. 5: Dooman River (Lu Zhang, 2010). See review. Drama about a 12-year-old boy who befriends a young North Korean immigrant who has just crossed the Dooman River border between North Korea and China.

Oct. 6: Planet of Snail (Yi Seung-Jun, 2012). Documentary about a young deaf and blind writer who depends on his wife, a cheerful woman with a spinal deformity.

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8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 764-1825. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

James Keelaghan and Jez Lowe: The Ark.

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Double bill. An evocative, passionate vocalist who sings in a deep, resounding baritone, Keelaghan is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has been compared favorably to Stan Rogers and John Gorka. He's best known for the old-style ballad "Jenny Bryce" and other original ballads and lyrical songs on a wide range of historical themes, from Japanese Canadians to the evacuation of Dunkirk to Chief Tecumseh. Lowe is a veteran English folk-rock singer-songwriter known for his acerbic, wryly humorous point of view and his strikingly melodic, ruggedly wild-hearted compositions based on the traditional music of his native Northumbria.
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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Norm Stulz: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Oct. 3-5. Veteran Detroit stand-up comic who specializes in funny tales about raising 3 kids and other aspects of family life. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty. $8 (Thurs.) & $11 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
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"The Vast Difference": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 19-Dec. 14, except Nov. 28. Local actors present a revival of Jeff Daniels' acclaimed 1993 comedy about a Midwestern flight attendant who is having a midlife crisis complicated by memories of his dead father and the fact that his wife wants him to have a vasectomy. Cast: Richard McWilliams, Stephanie Buck, David Bendena, Michael Brian Ogden, Drew Parker, Rusty Mewha, Nathan Eyde, and Rhiannon Ragland.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Sept. 19-25 previews: Tickets $22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $32 (Sat. eve.). After Sept. 25: 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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