Calling all Michigan Educators and Administrators:
Keynote Speaker Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools, Lynch School of Education, Boston College University, will be presenting on, "The New Landscape of Teacher Education: Trends and Challenges".
Conference discussions aim to support the mentoring of teachers in schools, inform curriculum in teacher preparation, consider the impact of decisions made at state level, and provide input for future planning.
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Eastern Michigan University Student Center Ballroom, 900 Oakwood, Ypsilanti. $10-$25. 734.487.1060. email@example.com http://bit.ly/1hQMAwu [map]
Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, 20 miles or more, to the Coney Island in Whitmore Lake for a 10:30 a.m. breakfast or early lunch.
9 a.m., Olson Park, Dhu Varren at Pontiac Trail. Free. 476-4944, 996-9461.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org youristpottery.com [map]
Panel discussions and readings in tribute to this prominent African American poet, a contemporary of Auden who won the 1938 Hopwood Prize.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 764-6330. [map]
Family-friendly mix of juggling, magic, goofy stunts, wacky music, and more by Bay City entertainer Tacey.
11 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
Every Fri. A chance for seniors to watch a movie with their grandkids. Popcorn. A chance for seniors to watch a movie with their grandkids. Popcorn.
Dec. 6: The Proposal (Anne Fletcher, 2009). A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her to avoid deportation to Canada. Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds.
Dec. 13: Red (Robert Schwentke, 2010). A former black ops agent reassembles his old team when he is threatened by a high-tech assassin. Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman.
Dec. 20: Call Me Mrs. Miracle (Michael Scott, 2010). A department store clerk works to assure a memorable Christmas for a family in need. Doris Roberts.
Dec. 27: Seven Pounds (Gabriellle Muccino, 2008). A man with a secret embarks on a journey of redemption by changing the lives of 7 strangers. Will Smith.
12:30 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free; donations accepted. 475-9242. [map]
Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. except Sept. 2. All levels of English speakers invited for conversation.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch (Mon.), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch (Wed.), 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy; & 1-2:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch (Fri.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard. Free. 327-4555. [map]
Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Sun. & Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Fri.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Fri.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 709 Packard. $5 (Tues., free; Fri., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
(Steve McQueen, 2013). Drama, based on Solomon Northrup's 1853 autobiography, about a free black man from upstate New York who is abducted and sold into slavery. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch. A selection of classic Looney Tunes with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig et al.
Various times, Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50) in advance at ticket web.com and at the door. michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [map]
CDL and Chelsea Senior Center staff lead a book discussion for all adults.
Sept. 6: A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson's hilarious best-seller about his 5-month-long adventure hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Oct. 4: The Good Father, Noah Hawley's suspenseful psychological novel about a physician's quest to unlock the mind of a suspected political assassin--his own 20-year-old son.
Nov. 1: Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer's account of the harrowing experiences of a group of mountain climbers who attempted Mt. Everest.
1 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
(Stu Zicherman, 2013). Comedy about a man who finds out he was unknowingly part of a study on divorced children.
Michigan Theater. $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). See michtheater.org for full schedule. 668-TIME. [map]
An AASO woodwind quintet performs a program TBA. With flutist Penny Fischer, oboist Lynne Marie Mangan, clarinetist Jay deVries, bassoonist Nora Schankin, and hornist Melanie Hellick. The program begins at 1 p.m. with dessert and socializing.
1:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $10. 971-0990. [map]
Sept. 15: Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Nick Park and Steve Box, 2005). A claymation film about an absentminded inventor and his hyperintelligent dog who set out to discover the mystery of their village's garden problems.
Oct. 20: Shrek (Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, 2001). Popular animated movie that features a whimsical Beauty-and-the-Beast-style tale about a genial green ogre who falls for a canny princess.
Nov. 1: Babe (Chris Noonan, 1995). Disarming, charming Oscar-winning tale about an orphaned pig adopted by a slightly odds farmer who lets him live with his sheepdog and her pups.
Jan. 12: The Land Before Time (Don Bluth, 1988). Animated adventure drama about anthropomorphic dinosaurs.
1:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. $10 (kids under 12, free; students, seniors, & veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). [map]
Performances by area ice dance and pairs figure skating teams.
3:15-3:40 p.m., Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley. Free. 213-6768. [map]
All kids ages 6-11 invited to read for 15-minutes or more to an adult or teen volunteer trained to encourage young readers.
3:30-5 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
This young Kalamazoo-area fiction writer discusses The Pursuit of Elizabeth Millhouse, her debut novel, set in a small Pennsylvania college town amidst the turmoil of WW I and the 1918 influenza epidemic, about a young woman's struggle with the travails of modern loss and faithlessness. Signing.
4-6 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
"Brazil: History, Human Rights, and Contemporary Slavery": U-M Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.more >
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Talks by U-M and visiting scholars.
4 p.m., U-M Law School, 626 S. State. Free. 763-0553. [map]
Daily. Texas hold 'em and blackjack for players of all levels. Also, hold 'em tournaments at 7 p.m. Wed., Fri., & Sat. Free dinner, 5-6 p.m., and other nightly specials. Net proceeds donated to a different charity each week.
5 p.m.-2 a.m., Heidelberg (3rd floor), 215 N. Main. $10-$500 buy-in to play poker, $2-$20 per-hand blackjack, $40 buy-in for hold 'em tournaments. 834-2237. [map]
great place to relax and enjoy the games of chance. I would recommend to all....
With screenings of the 30-minute planetarium show Star Talk (5:30, 6:30, 7:30, & 8:30 p.m.) about what you can see in the current night sky, a reading of Carol & Donald Carrick's Big Old Bones (6 & 7 p.m.) with images from the book projected on the planetarium dome, the interactive demo "Cooking Up a Comet" (6 p.m.), and 30-minute dinosaur tours (7 & 8 p.m.). Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Space limited for each event.
5-9 p.m., Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free admission. Planetarium shows are $3. 764-0478. [map]
Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 20-Nov. 3. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate designs precision-cut with Farm Works software and a GPS unit. This year's "farmyard" theme features a maze shaped like a tractor and one shaped like a barn. New this year, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 4, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 1-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $12 (kids, $10) for both. talladayfarms.com 645-1791. [map]
A costume parade, photo booth, pumpkin painting, treats, and a chance to learn about upcoming Yellow Barn classes and events. Followed at 8 p.m. by dancing to music spun by a DJ. The early portion of the evening is more suitable for kids.
6-10 p.m., Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Free. ouryellowbarn.com. [map]
Avalon celebrates its 21st anniversary providing housing for local low-income residents with a strolling buffet from Bona Sera, cocktails, live jazz by EMU student guitarist Deondre Charelle Richmond, an interactive art project, and exhibit of photographs of Avalon tenants by local photographers Jude Walton and Leisa Thompson. Avalon serves almost 400 tenants in 283 apartments at 25 locations scattered around the city.
6-9 p.m., Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty. $100 in advance only. 663-5858, ext. 212. [map]
Are you curious about aerial arts and circus style fitness, but don't know where to start? Try a bit of everything at this all levels 1.5 hour aerial sampler platter! Students will get an overview of the basics of Aerial Silks, Aerial Hammock, Lyra (Aerial Hoop), and Static Trapeze as well as ample time to play on each apparatus. Who wants to try it all?
$25 per student
6 student maximum
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. (734) 726-0353. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-sampler/ [map]
Invite a companion and join us for an evening of cozy courtship in the autumn kitchen. Working alongside your date and others you'll discover together how fun and romantic it is to prepare a meal together. We'll create a menu of authentic and approachable modern fall favorites so that you may experience the passion that comes from sharing great cuisine. MENU: Warm Bibb and Bacon Salad with Malty-Beer Vinaigrette - Tarragon Salmon with Brown Butter Béarnaise - Roasted Fall Vegetable Hash - Maple Crème Brûlée with Hazelnuts. To register visit, www.surlatable.com
Sur La Table, 3050 Washtenaw, Suite 109. $79 per person. 734-531-0304. www.surlatable.com [map]
All invited for dinner, preceded by a brief Shabbat observance with songs, candle lighting, wine and challah, and discussion on a theme TBA. Children welcome.
6:30-9 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $10 (family, $25). Reservations required at jewishculturalsociety.org. 975-9872. [map]
Oct. 31-Nov. 2.AJ Klopach directs U-M students in Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialist masterpiece exploring the grim thought that "Hell is other people" through a dramatic fantasy about three people--a homicidal socialite, a lesbian, and a cowardly adulterer--trapped in a room together for eternity.
7 p.m. (Oct. 31-Nov. 2) & 11 p.m. (Nov. 1), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Studio 1, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. basementarts.org. [map]
Join us for an evening introductory talk on the Diamond Approach spiritual path by ordained teacher, Gregory Beck. The talk will cover the basic elements of the path with a group exercise followed by questions and comments. All are welcome to attend.
The Diamond Approach is a contemporary spiritual teaching that reveals the truth, beauty and mystery of our essential nature. Its unique perspective, developed and written about by A.H.Almaas, is a spiritual path that combines elements of depth psychology with knowledge of traditional practices, creating a new and accessible method for engaging in spiritual work while living fully in the modern world.
Ann Arbor Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Donation. $10. 734-213-0579. firstname.lastname@example.org ridhwan.org [map]
Screening of Garth Jennings' 2008 coming-of-age comedy set in England in the 1980s about a sheltered boy, his friendship with a troublemaker, and their attempts to make a film inspired by Rambo. Some French, subtitles. The program begins with a short set by the local ipop-folk singer-songwriter duo The Low Voltage.
7-9 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
Nov. 1, 15, & 29. Dec. 13 & 27. All invited to join an ongoing discussion of the Steiner's 1908 lecture cycle The Gospel of Saint John. Familiarity with Rudolf Steiner's basic ideas is helpful.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes. Free. 944-4903. [map]
Nov. 1 & 2. One of Europe's most prominent dance companies performs avant-garde French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj's And Then, One Thousand Years of Peace, a provocative ballet inspired by visions of the Biblical apocalypse. The work portrays an expressionist history of the world-from the intensity of creation, to the tranquility of Eden, to the subsequent dances of war between nations and people-through precise, geometric choreography that combines pulverizing physicality with impressive technical skills. The resulting images are both hypnotic and startling, as dancers, cloaked in national flags, engage in violent and sexual movements set to a pulsating electro-percussive score. "A huge, ambitious monolith of a work," writes a Guardian (UK) reviewer. "Preljocaj is a clever choreographer, superb at eliciting a raw, uninhibited physicality from his dancers, yet equally skilled at distancing the images of lust and anger he creates, and making them compellingly strange."
8 p.m., Power Center. $18-$44, in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538.
Waltz, cha cha, rumba, swing, tango, and other ballroom dancing to recorded music. Halloween costumes encouraged. Bring food or drinks to share, if you wish. Prizes for the best costume and most creative food or drink. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a cha cha lesson.
8-10 p.m., 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $10 ($15 includes lesson; those with October birthdays, free). 644-1485. [map]
Oct. 29-31 & Nov. 1-3. Founded in 1997, this innovative London puppet theatre company is known for its contemporary reworking of the traditional Japanese art of Bunraku, a complex, dramatic form of puppetry in puppeteers perform in full view of the audience. Tonight's critically acclaimed program, The Table, is a triptych of humorously absurd, technically accomplished pieces inspired by Beckett, the Bible, and Ikea. The first takes place on a simple table and features a cantankerous 2-foot-tall puppet experiencing an existential crisis. The second piece is a short interlude of striking visual illusions, followed by a delirious crime thriller told entirely through pieces of A4 paper covered in text and images. Reviewers have praised The Table for combining a strikingly minimal aesthetic with deadpan humor and warmth. Ages 14+.
7:30 p.m. (Oct. 29-31), 8 p.m. (Nov. 1 & 2), and 2 p.m. (Nov. 3), Performance Network. General admission $35 (Oct. 29-31) & $40 (Nov. 1-3), in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538.
Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 & 2. A Detroit native who made his TV debut at age 6 on CKLW's The Bozo Show, this popular New York City-based comic is known for his bizarre stage personality, odd delivery, and twisted but clever sense of humor. "Kevin is sort of a loser teetering on the brink of a mental breakdown," says one reviewer, "kinda like Bobcat Goldthwait with the point of view of Steven Wright." Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty. $9 (Thurs.) & $12 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $11 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
International operatic performer Rubin, co-founder of the Hawaiian performing arts school and festival Ohana Arts, is "a young mezzo-soprano whose voice is darkly complex and mysteriously soulful," writes a Los Angeles Times critic. Rubin, who was born blind, is also the author of the memoir Do You Dream in Color? Insights from a Girl Without Sight, chronicling her rise as an opera singer and triumph over adversity and others' doubts.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
Acoustic singer-songwriter from Kansas City who writes infectious pop-rock songs, mostly about relationships, romantic and otherwise. Opening act is Elenowen, , the Nashville husband-and-wife pop-folk duo of singer-songwriters Nicole and Josh Johnson.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
"Circles and Sensibilities: Music by and for Virgil Thomson": U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender/U-M School of Music.more >
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U-M music students perform a tribute to Virgil Thomson, with works by Thomson, Aaron Copland, and the composers' friends, colleagues, loves, and muses.
8 p.m., UMMA Apse, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
See review. Local actors present their annual production of this musical gore-fest, an amalgam of Sam Raimi's cult-classic 1980s low-budget film trilogy about 5 MSU students camping in the Tennessee woods who set free an evil spirit that possesses them. Songs include the doo-wop ballad "All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons" and "Do the Necronomicon," which The New York Times says "cheerfully evokes the ‘The Time Warp' from ‘Rocky Horror.'"
8 p.m., Copeland Auditorium, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $15 ("splatter zone," $20). 726-0355, dextercommunityplayers.org. [map]
Oct. 29 & 31 and Nov. 1-3. Tuba concerts by U-M students and visiting musicians. Tonight: Fritz Kaenzig directs the U-M Euphonium and Tuba Ensemble in a program of seasonal music, jazz, and music from the movies.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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]
"Friday Night Swing (& Blues)": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.more >
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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. Followed at 11:30 p.m. by blues dancing. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by beginning lessons.
9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (students with ID, $3; $1 discount for AACTMAD members) includes lessons. 417-9857. [map]