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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 22, 2013






 
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"Cutie and the Boxer": Michigan Theater.

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(Zachary Heinzerling, 2013). Documentary about the chaotic 40-year marriage of well-known Japanese painter Ushio Shinohara-who punches his canvasses with paint-dipped boxing gloves--and his unwilling assistant.
Time TBA, 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). 668-TIME. [map]
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 7:30 a.m. 

Building Business Relationships Breakfast: Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Great Networking Opportunity! Come meet and hear from members about their businesses and about what is going on in our community.
Brecon Village, 200 Brecon Drive, Saline. $12 pre registered Saline Chamber Members/ $15 all others. 734-429-4494. Office@salinechamber.org https://www.salinechamber.org/?module=Events&class=Special&eventID=409 [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, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (June-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! 

"Sugar Maple Rides": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Oct. 8 & 10, 22, & 24. A series of leisurely weekday rides, 10-15 miles, around local neighborhoods to check out the progress of our city's glorious fall colors.
10 a.m., meet at Gallup Park canoe livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. (west side of Huron Pkwy.). Free. 971-5763, 663-5060. [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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 Noon-6 p.m.  Free! 

The Sumptuous Table: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Great meals deserve a great presentation. Our Sumptuous Table exhibit, which runs from October 18 to December 8, 2013, is a display of stylish handmade ceramic dinnerware by Yourist Studio Gallery Resident Artists and will include place settings and serving pieces designed to complement your good cooking and grace your table. So come feast your eyes on our dinnerware exhibit, with pieces perfect for our own home, for wedding presents, and as holiday gifts for family and friends. Artists' Reception will take place on Friday, October 25, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. kay@youristpottery.com youristpottery.com [map]
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 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Human Animal Bond": U-M Hatcher Grad Library.

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Talk by U-M social work professor Kristine Siefert. Also, a demonstration of an interaction between a service dog and its client, with commentary by the dog trainer. In conjunction with a chance to meet service dogs on the Diag (11 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Noon-1:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-3166. [map]
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 1-3 p.m. 

Preserving Historic Buildings--OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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This class will depict how historic buildings can be saved. Bradley Cambridge and Richard Renaud, from nationally known Quinn Evans Architects, will present an illustrated talk that describes the challenges of preserving historic buildings. They will show examples of their work including UM's Hill Auditorium, Knapp's Centre (a historic department store in Lansing), and the Colorado State Capitol.
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray. $15. 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 adults - October 22: MHealthy - University of Michigan.

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Quit tobacco support group for older adults - October 22
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 October 22 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://www.hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/tobacco/ [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Africa Lectures: U-M Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.

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Oct. 1: Johns Hopkins anthropology professor Jane Guyer on "Price Fluctuation and the Production of Confusion in Two West African Oil Producing Economies." Oct. 8: "Aimé Césaire 100th Birthday Symposium." A panel discussion with several visiting scholars and a theater performance by Minneapolis-based artist Taous Khazem. Oct. 22: Indiana University history professor Marissa Moorman on "Our Anti-Imperialism, Your Cold War: Angolan National Radio and the Propaganda War for Namibia."
4 p.m., 5670 Haven Hall (Oct. 1 & 8) & 4701 Haven Hall (Oct. 22), 520 S. State. Free. 764-5513. [map]
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 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues., May 20-Nov. 14. With a variety of children's activities and/or musical entertainment each week.

Sept. 24: Storytelling (4-4:30 p.m.) by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild member Beverly Black & friends, a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and a performance by an ensemble of jazz students (5:30-7 p.m.).

Oct. 1: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), the Kassia Martin Flute Ensemble (5-6 p.m.), and the acoustic rock trio Inkflo (6-7 p.m.).

Oct. 8: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (5-6 p.m.), and the West African drumming group Arbor Foli (6-7 p.m.).

Oct. 15: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and popular local storyteller LaRon Williams (5-6 p.m.), and popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (6-7 p.m.).

Oct. 22: Kids craft activity (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), lantern-making (5-6 p.m.; bring a mason jar), and popular local kids musician Mister Laurence on accordion as the "Accordion Piper" (5-6 p.m.).

Oct. 29: Storytelling with Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild member Beverly Black (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), and a performer TBA.

Nov. 5: Family-friendly show with Magic Zak (4-4:30 p.m.), a kids drum circle (4:30-5 p.m.), an interactive lecture-demo by folkdancer Roberta Jaskolski (5-6 p.m.), and local alt-folk-rock ensemble The End Times (6-7 p.m.), along with lantern-making for a Lantern Parade (5-6 p.m.). .


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4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 971-5870. [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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 5:30 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, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [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.  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 p.m.  Free! 

Fiber Arts Classes: Ophir Crafts.

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Fiber Arts Classes
Ophir Crafts features Fiber Arts Classes (crocheting, spinning and knitting) each Tuesday from 6-7:30 at our store, 2507 Jackson Ave. October classes are free, minimal cost for materials.
Register at www.ophircrafts.com, or by emailing ophircrafts@gmail.com
Ophir Crafts, 2507 Jackson Avenue. Free. (734) 794-777. ophircrafts@gmail.com ophircrafts.com [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Neutral Zone Fundraiser.

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Dinner, performances by teen musicians and poets, and a talk by former U-M football coach Lloyd Carr. In honor of three community service foundations, including the Buhr Foundation, the Dan Cameron foundation, and the James A. & Faith Knight Foundation. The program begins with a reception.
6 p.m., Michigan League. $175. Reservations required. 214-9995. [map]
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 6 p.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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 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Where Soldiers Come From": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Screening of Heather Courtney's award-winning 2011 documentary about 2 friends from northern Michigan who sign up for the National Guard and are sent to Afghanistan to sweep for roadside bombs. Followed by a discussion led by U-M Community Scholars Program faculty and students.
6-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [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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 6:30-9 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Introduction to Artisan Cheese.

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Simone Jenkins of Morgan & York is pleased to present an Introduction to Artisan Cheese Take a tasting journey and learn how cheese is made. Discuss and taste an array of wonderful artisan cheese, learn what makes one better than another, and how to select, store and serve them. Come hungry as we will taste over half a pound of cheese from around the world. From ooey gooey to intensely flavored and everything in between. By tasting and talking, you will discover why you love the cheese you do, and discover some of which you may never had heard. You don't want to miss this! Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $50/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Doctored": Ann Arbor Chiropractic Wellness Coalition.

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Screening of Bobby Sheehan's 2012 documentary about the benefits of chiropractic care that also examines some of the more dubious practices of conventional medicine.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. 10 in advance at doctoredmovie.eventbrite.com and at the door. 668-TIME. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"What is it like to be twice-exceptional? A panel on ADHD & Teen/Adult Giftedness": Matthew Cunningham (Adult ADHD Facilitator/ CHADD Co-facilitator).

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What does it mean to be gifted or twice-exceptional? Typically, you have excelled in one or more areas of your life yet have had to cope with a disability which leads to interesting circumstances and winding paths. For this panel, we define it as having above-average intelligence or excelling in a career or creative endeavor but also having to cope with ADHD.
You'll be having a panel of 4 exceptional people come and share their personal and/or professional experiences of ADHD and Giftedness:
Geri Markel - an executive coach sharing her professional insights of what it is like to work with twice exceptional individuals.
Doug Harris - has had many experiences in college, law school, and neurobiology.
Terry Matlen - clinical social worker/psychotherapist. She is the author of "Survival Tips for Women with ADHD."
Mike Fedel - a successful software developer, musician and college-level lecturer.
Washtenaw Intermediate School District, 1819 S. Wagner Rd. Free. mdcncsu@gmail.com http://www.meetup.com/AnnArbor-ADHD-ADD-Support/ [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. 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). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [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.  Free! 

"Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America": Nicola's Books.

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Journalist and Evangelical Christian Jeff Chu discusses his book-part memoir, part investigation-about how American Christians are currently responding to LGBT issues. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real about Race in School": Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice Racial Justice Book Group.

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All invited to join a discussion of section B of this collection of essays that address race and inequality in schools.
7-9 p.m., St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 1679 Broadway. Free. Child care available with advance notice. chuck@icpj.net, 663-1870. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Snowshoeing for Winter Fun and Fitness": Dexter District Library.

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Running Fit representative Mandy Hetfield discusses the history of snowshoeing, equipment options, and trail locations.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Chemical Dependency and the Family: Dawn Farm.

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"Chemical Dependency and the Family" will be presented by Lynn Kleiman Malinoff, Ed.D.; Director, Eastern Michigan University 21st Century Community Learning Centers. This program will provide participants with an understanding of how addiction impacts each member of a family. The presenter will describe the roles and behaviors that family members often acquire when living with addiction, ways in which each family member is affected by addiction in the family, and options for family members to obtain help to cope with addiction in the family. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Orchestra Fall Concert: Pioneer High School.

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Program TBA.
7:30 p.m., Pioneer High School Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium. Free. 994-2189. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

U-M Symphony Band Chamber Winds: First United Methodist Church.

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Michael Haithcock, along with guest conductor Mark Norman and grad student conductors Dustin Barr and Jonathan Caldwell, direct this music student ensemble in a program of music composed between 1597 and 1997, including works by Scheidt, Gabrieli, Enescu, and Torke. Also, U-M music professors Bryan Kennedy and Adam Unsworth are featured in Czech composer Franz Krommer's early 19th-century Partita in E-flat for 2 solo horns and wind octet.
7:30 p.m., FUMC, 120 S. State. Donation. 662-4536. [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.  Free! 

Kimberly Cole-Luevano: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by this University of North Texas clarinet professor.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Parker & Thomas Duo: 17th Annual Edgefest Fringe Concert (Kerrytown Concert House).

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Improvisational jazz by this duo of acclaimed avant jazz bassist William Parker and Ypsilanti pianist Kenn Thomas. For more information about Edgefest, see 23 Wednesday listing.
8 p.m., Encore Records, 417 E. Liberty. Free. 769-2999. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

The DeCamp Sisters: The Ark.

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Acoustic folk-rock by this guitar-and-banjo sibling duo from Romeo whose influences range from Gillian Welch and Jolie Holland to Jack White.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free. All encouraged to bring nonperishable food or money to donate to Food Gatherers. 761-1451. [map]
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 8-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Viewing Night: U-M Detroit Observatory.

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Oct. 7 & 22. All invited to peer at the night sky through antique telescopes. The Observatory dome can be opened only during mild, dry weather, so check dept.astro.lsa.umich.edu/detroit.php in the late afternoon on the day of the event to see if it has been canceled due to weather conditions.
8-9:30 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. Free. 764-3482 (daytime), 763-2230. [map]
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