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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, October 23, 2013






 
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"One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das": Michigan Theater.

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(Jeremy Frindel, 2012). Documentary about the renowned spiritual teacher and chant master and his early life as an American rock 'n' roller and drug addict.
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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 8 a.m.  Free! 

PR Power Hour: Martopia Public Relations Group.

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PR Power Hour is an educational networking event for business professionals interested in learning more about public relations strategy and tactics. The meetings will start with a 20-minute educational presentation on a different public relations topic each month. The presentation will be followed by a 20-minute group-based learning session during which attendees can ask questions and have them answered by the collective wisdom. The last 20 minutes of the meeting will be reserved for introductions and networking.
Note: Regular and decaf drip coffee included; Specialty drinks, pastries, etc. available for individual purchase
Espresso Royale, 214 S Main Street. Free. tausha@mprg.com [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980.
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 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Arab-Islam Tour of Detroit, Hamtramck and Dearborn--OLLI Travel: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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Please check OLLI website for number of travel company to call to register for this trip.
•9:00 a.m. Depart
•Visit Bangladeshi Mosque.
•Visit Yemeni school and/or Yemeni Mosque.
•Tour Hamtramck.
•Lunch: Arab Cuisine in Dearborn--included in tour price.
•Visit National Arab Museum.
•Optional Visit to an Arab Super Market.
•Drive from Museum/Super Market to Mosque.
•Visit USA's largest Mosque.
•5:00 p.m. Approximate arrival home.
Check OLLI website. $62. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org
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 9:15-10:45 a.m. 

Parent-Toddler Play Group: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Our intimate parent toddler play groups meet once/week for six weeks this fall/winter. This is a unique opportunity for children (12 to 36 months) and their special adult to spend quality time together playing, (including free play stations, a slide, rotating media table, gross motor movement activities, such as bubbles, parachute play, and musical instruments), working on simple art projects (including painting, stickers, stamps) and having a snack and drink. Our teachers have backgrounds in early childhood development and experience teaching in preschools, and plan their age- appropriate lessons and themes to meet the needs and interests of the children.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $99/ 6 weeks. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 10 a.m.-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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 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
10 a.m. (Apr., Oct., & Nov.), 9 a.m. (May, June & Sept.), & 8 a.m. (July & Aug.) Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.
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 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"The Changing Hospital Experience: What to Expect and How to Get the Care You Need": U-M Turner Senior Resource Center.

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Talk by U-M Health System medical-surgical social worker Leslie Dubin and cancer survivor Betsy DeParry.
10-11:30 a.m., Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. Preregistration recommended. 998-9353. [map]
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 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Parent-Toddler Play Group: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Our intimate parent toddler play groups meet once/week for six weeks this fall/winter. This is a unique opportunity for children (12 to 36 months) and their special adult to spend quality time together playing, (including free play stations, a slide, rotating media table, gross motor movement activities, such as bubbles, parachute play, and musical instruments), working on simple art projects (including painting, stickers, stamps) and having a snack and drink. Our teachers have backgrounds in early childhood development and experience teaching in preschools, and plan their age- appropriate lessons and themes to meet the needs and interests of the children.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $99/ 6 weeks. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Associate VP of Marketing- EMU: LA2M-Marketing Education.

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Learn what Eastern Michigan University Associate VP of Marketing Theodore G. Coutilish has learned over nearly seven years as the leader of EMU marketing. EMU is the fastest growing university in the state and again achieved new student enrollment records this fall. With over 200 majors, EMU has over 23,000 students that call Eastern their home each year. EMU is dedicated to using their 14 research institutes to solve real world problems concerning everything from civic engagement to product development. Eastern Michigan relies on eight guiding principles from accessibility to quality, and behind those principles are the people who strive for and market those to the public.
With all of the achievements Eastern Michigan University can account for today, Theodore is sure to have an unique perspective on how the marketing efforts work to successfully showcase EMU and continue to thrive.
Conor O'Neills, 318 South Main Street. Free. info@la2m.org http://la2m.org/events/associate-vp-marketing-eastern-michigan-university [map]
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 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: Kempf House Museum.

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Every Wed., Sept. 25-Oct. 23.

Sept. 25:
EMU historic preservation professor Nancy Bryk, a former The Henry Ford costume curator discusses "19th-Century Fashion History."

Oct. 2: WCC historic preservation lecturer Connie Locker presents "Researching Historic Homes."

Oct. 9: Local historian Susan Nenadic discusses A Purse of Her Own, her recent book about working women in 19th-century Washtenaw County.

Oct. 16: Retired U-M librarian and active Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild member Lyn Davidge presents "My Ann Arbor," a collection of stories about growing up in Ann Arbor.

Oct. 23: Local historian Susan Nenadic discusses "Murder, Mayhem, and Mischief: Crime in 19th Century Washtenaw County."

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Noon-1 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Admission $2 (Kempf House members, $1). 994-4898. [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled--"Inter-Professionalism and Team as the Foundation of Quality and Safety in Health Care": U-M School of Nursing.

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Note: This event has been canceled. Talk by Johns Hopkins patient safety and quality senior vice president Peter Pronovost, who was named one of Time magazine's 100 "most influential people" for his work in patient safety.
1 p.m., U-M Hospital Ford Auditorium (2nd floor), 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 763-5985. [map]
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 3 & 8 p.m. 

"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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 3:45 p.m. 

Lego Class - Bricks 4 Kidz and Clonlara School: Clonlara School.

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Clonlara School and Bricks 4 Kidz® is teaming up to offer a 6 week, after school class. We
both believe it's important to tap into a learner's potential by encouraging their curiosity and
creativity. Bricks 4 Kidz® will be bringing in fun-filled LEGO® model plans (different each
week) which are designed by engineers and architects. These theme based LEGO® project
kits will motivate learning by reinforcing S.T.E.M. based principles. And at the same time,
enhance self-esteem, improve fine-motor skills, teach lessons on organization and following
directions, and most of all................be FUN!
Ages 5-15, all materials included
6 week session on Wednesday afternoons, 3:45-4:45 pm
Clonlara School, 1289 Jewett Ave, Ann Arbor. $88. 7349264617. martha@clonlara.org https://my.bricks4kidz.com/index.php?action=location&location=221 [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Colloquium Series: U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies.

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Oct. 23 & 25. Talks by visiting scholars. Oct. 23: Brown University East Asian studies professor Hye-Sook Wang on "Korean (Language) Studies in U.S. Higher Education." Oct. 25: Columbia University Korean studies professor Charles Armstrong on "Everlasting Fraternal Friendship: North Korea and the End of Communism."
4 p.m., 1636 SSWB/International Institute (Oct. 23), 1080 South University and Michigan League Henderson Room (Oct. 25). Free. 764-1825. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Queering Time and Affect: C.P. Cavafy and E.K. Sedgwick on Ethics": U-M Modern Greek Program.

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Lecture by Oxford University modern Greek studies professor Dimitris Papanikolaou.
4 p.m., 2175 Angell Hall. Free. 764-0360. [map]
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 4:10 p.m.  Free! 

"Sex Differences, Gender and Addiction": U-M College of Literature, Science, & the Arts.

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Lecture by psychology professor Jill Becker. Reception follows.
4:10 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater. Free. 998-6251. [map]
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 4:15-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Welcome to Narnia": Saline District Library.

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Oct. 23 & 24. Kids in grades 1-5 invited for games and crafts inspired by C.S. Lewis's fantastical parallel world. Refreshments. Pick one session.
4:15-5 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
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 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Book Snackers Book Club": Dexter District Library.

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For kids in grades 4 & 5. Games, activities, and snacks. Sept. 25: Chocolate Touch is Patrick Skene Catling's book about a kid who turns everything he touches to chocolate. Oct. 23: The Candymakers is Wendy Mass's book about 4 kids who are chosen to compete in a national candy-making contest.
4:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [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. sharp  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 37th year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
6 p.m. (May-July) & 5:30 p.m. (Apr. & Aug.-Oct.) sharp, meet at at Paladin (formerly Sweepster) parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]
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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bike & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. 20-mile ride, at various paces, through Milan to the area around Britton-Macon.
5:30 p.m., meet at Saline municipal parking lot, Ann Arbor Rd. south of US-12, Saline. Free. 747-1862.
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 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Pollination, Pesticides and Problems: The Future of Bees": U-M Natural History Museum Science Cafe.

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Talks by MSU entomology professor Zachary Huang, Local Honey Project manager Lisa Bashert, and Ypsi Melissa bee stewardship project member Jamie Berlin. Followed by discussion.
5:30-7:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. Free. 764-0478. [map]
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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help available from club members. Knives and block-out and rough-cut patterns available for sale.
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-1918. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Seeing Is Believing: A Consideration of Image, Memory, and the Velocity of Time": UMMA.

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U-M art & design visiting artist Jennifer Karady, Detroit artist Scott Hocking, artist Jessica Frelinghuysen, and U-M Institute for the Humanities arts curator Amanda Krugliak discuss the current installation and video exhibit Performing Still Images: David Claerbout and Matthew Buckingham. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by a chance to view the exhibit.
6 p.m., UMMA multipurpose room, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

Ban-Maneri Duo & Weed-Filiano Duo: 17th Annual Edgefest (Kerrytown Concert House).

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Double bill. Romanian-born jazz pianist Lucian Ban and American violist Mat Maneri perform songs from their new album, Transylvanian Concert, a collection of melancholy original compositions informed by jazz, blues, and Eastern European chamber music, as well as a ghostly rendition of the spiritual "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen." Followed by the duo of local pianist Tad Weed and NYC-based bassist Ken Filiano. The theme of this year's Edgefest, which DownBeat lists as one of the world's 50 top jazz/avant music festivals, is "Keys to the Edgedom," with a focus on American improvisers and composers exploring the piano's versatility. This year's festival includes 14 different shows: a free "Fringe" concert on Oct. 22, 2 shows tonight, 3 shows on both Oct. 24 & 25, and 5 shows on Oct. 26, with a parade also on Oct. 26.
6:30 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15 (students, $5; $135 Edgepass includes admission to all shows; $50 Sat. pass). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

Fall Soup & Stews: Sur La Table.

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There's nothing quite so comforting as a hot bowl of soup or as mouthwatering as a hearty stew. Whether you're surrounded by a group of friends or family, spooning ladles full all around or enjoying on your own, there's no better way to warm up. Soups and stews also stretch your dollar and better yet, freeze well, so make as big of a pot as you want. Join us and learn great techniques for developing ultimate autumn meals, full of richness, warmth and flavor. MENU: Vegetable and Chickpea Soup with Moroccan Spices - Sweet Potato and Andouille Sausage Soup - Beer-Braised Beef Stew with Shallots - Chicken and White Bean Stew with Orange and Olives, to register visit www.surlatable.com
Sur La Table, 3050 Washtenaw Ave, Suite 109. $69 per person. 734-531-0304. www.surlatable.com [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Static Trapeze - Basics and Conditioning: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. You will learn to get on and off the trapeze 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 single class
Six student limit
Drop 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/static-trapeze-basics-conditioning/ [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Museum Studies Lectures.

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Oct. 2 & 23. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Oct. 2: Institute for the History of Medicine (Germany) director Robert Jütte on "Policy and Practice in the Treatment of Human Remains in German Museum and University Collections." Oct. 23: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum curator David Michener on "Fleeting Beauty, Enduring Consequences: Decisive Issues in Peony Garden Collection Development."
6:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 936-6678. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Bonsai Society.

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Club member Bill Cadmen discusses what he learned while working with well-known bonsai expert Ryan Neil.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

MiRobotClub.

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All robotics hobbyists invited to work on and discuss robots.
7-9 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. (off Airport Blvd north of Ellsworth). Free. mirobotclub.com. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introducing Southeast Asia": U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

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Oct. 23 & 30. Lectures on Southeast Asia by U-M scholars. Topics are "Educational Crisis in Malaysia" (Oct. 23) and "Cambodia Since Colonialism: How It Got to Where It Is Today" (Oct. 30).
7-8:30 p.m., 173 Lorch Hall, 611 Tappan. Free. 764-0352. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Lessons from Open Source Bach: How to Finance, Produce, and Publish Classical Music Recordings in the New Media Age": U-M School of Music.

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Talk by opengoldbergvariations.org director Robert Douglass and pianist Kimiko Ishizaka. The site allows users to download and share Ishizaka's performances of Bach's Goldberg Variations for free. Followed by a performance by Ishizaka.
7 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Stories We Tell Ourselves": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Local social worker Jeanne Mackey discusses the personal and cultural stories that shape our lives.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. $5 suggested donation. 665-2757. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

History of Science Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Tycho & Kepler: the Unlikely Partnership That Forever Changed Our Understanding of the Universe, Kitty Ferguson's book about the 16th-century naked-eye astronomer Tycho Brahe and his relationship to the mathematician Johannes Kepler.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]
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 7:45-8:45 p.m. 

Static Trapeze - Intro to Routine: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class will be an introduction to basic assents, poses, and other foundational skills needed for this very athletic art form. Each class will build skills to culminate in a routine.
Beginner students will work to develop skills, more advanced students will layer personal style, choreography and refinement over the basics. While it is recommended that students be comfortable with getting on and off the trapeze unassisted, this course is suitable for both beginners and established aerialists.
Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$25 per single class
Six student maximum
Drop in students are welcome, but registering online guarantees you a spot in class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-intro-to-routine/ [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"An Evening of Bluegrass": The Ark.

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With an ad hoc all-star ensemble of Nashville-based musicians, including Punch Brothers founding banjoist Noam Pikelny, 6-time IBMA Guitarist of the Year Bryan Sutton, Infamous Stringdusters mandolinist Jesse Cobb, Alison Krauss & Union Station bassist Barry Bales, and 7-time National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest winner Luke Bulla.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 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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 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're active. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Followed at 11 p.m. by "Late Night @ Silvio's" swing dancing (see Nightspots).
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Room, $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]
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 9:30 p.m. 

Raining on the Moon Quintet: 17th Annual Edgefest (Kerrytown Concert House).

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Acclaimed avant-jazz bassist-composer William Parker (see review) leads this quintet whose sound ranges from free jazz to relaxed swing, blues, and 1970s soul-jazz. Members include respected pianist Eri Yamamoto, drummer Hamid Drake, alto saxophonist Rob Brown, and trumpeter Lewis Barnes.
9:30 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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