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Calendar of Events

Thursday, November 7, 2013






 
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 9 a.m.-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Nature and Landscapes": Dexter District Library.

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Nov. 7-Jan. 7. Exhibit of oil paintings and pastels by Ann Arbor photographer John Schultz and Dexter artist Stephen Burdick. Opening reception is Nov. 15, 5-7 p.m.
9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 1-5 p.m. (Sun.), 3255 Alpine, Dexter. 426-4477. [map]
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 9:15 a.m.  Free! 

Coffee Talk Series: Sensory Issues in Children at Clonlara School: Clonlara School and Leaps & Bounds Therapy Services.

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Sensory Processing: More than just 5 senses.
Did you know that there are actually more than just 5 senses? Our sensory system consist of 7 categories, including proprioception, tactile, vestibular, visual, auditory, gustatory, and olfactory senses. This discussion will look at the way our bodies take in sensory information from the environment, organize it, and then use it within our everyday life.
Sensory Processing: Tactile and Vestibular Systems
This discussion will advance onto the next two senses our bodies use to interpret environmental information; the tactile and vestibular systems. The tactile system is more commonly known as the feeling of touch. Meanwhile, the vestibular system is less commonly known as the sense of movement, including both balance and sense of gravity. We will review how these systems incorporate into the processing of sensory information and what it looks like when these systems aren't processing correctly.
Sponsored by Clonlara School and Leaps
Clonlara School, 1289 Jewett Ave, Ann Arbor. Free. 7349264617. martha@clonlara.org www.clonlara.org/campus/event [map]
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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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 9:30-11 a.m. 

Little Hands Explorer Play Day: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Is your little one curious about the world around them? Then bring your budding explorer to our Little Hands Explorers Play Day! This one-day session gives you an opportunity to try out our new class! Every week your child age 18 to 36 months and a parent (or caregiver) will have a hands on play date with science. Potential experiments include Exploding Color Bubbles, Fun with Light, Sink and Float, Textures, and much more! Come dressed in clothes that can get a bit messy or bring a smock. Children will have open time to play with their fellow scientist, read a book, and eat a snack too.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $15 per child. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Laugh or Cry, It's Politics: Politics in the Arts": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs. (except Nov. 28), Oct. 24-Dec. 5. A series of 6 weekly lectures by different U-M and visiting speakers.

Oct. 24: Former U-M Institute of Gerontology director Richard Adelman discusses "Opera and Politics as Bedfellows."

Oct. 31: UMMA director Joseph Rosa on "The Art of Collecting: A Political Investment."

Nov. 7: U-M Dearborn English professor emeritus Lawrence Berkove on "The Two Faces of Mark Twain: Humor and Tragedy."

Nov. 14: U-M Gilbert & Sullivan Society members present a lecture-demo on "Political Humor in Gilbert and Sullivan."

Nov. 21: U-M English and film professor emeritus Ira Konigsberg on "Making Fun of the Tragic: The Satire of Politics in Film."

Dec. 5: Cartoonist Jef Mallett, creator of the widely syndicated comic strip "Frazz, on "Laughing and Thinking."

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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. 998-9351. [map]
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 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Tues. & Thurs., except Nov. 28. Linda Zimmer reads stories for kids age 6 & under. Themes include monkeys (Nov. 5 & 7), owls (Nov. 12 & 14), "Llama Llama" (Nov. 19 & 21), and "Harvest Time" (Nov. 26).
6 p.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Thurs.), Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [map]
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 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 

Dickie Arbiter: U-M Margaret Waterman Alumnae Town Hall Celebrity Lecture Series.

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This former press secretary to Queen Elizabeth discuses his personal experiences with the royals.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Michigan League Ballroom. $40 (members, free). 426-1577. [map]
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 Noon-6 p.m.  Free! 

Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity: Artrain and Arts at Michigan.

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Ann Arbor-based Artrain and Arts at Michigan present Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity, a rich, reflective exhibition of works by 39 artists representing the vast cultural blend of modern American society at The Gallery at the Duderstadt Center on the University of Michigan's North Campus from November 7 - November 26. Gallery hours are 12:00 to 6:00 pm Sunday through Friday.
Special Infinite Mirror events are planned for Tuesday, November 12, 2013:
5:00 pm - Public Reception for Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity with special guest Indira Frietas Johnson, exhibition artist, sculptor, cultural worker, peace activist and educator.
7:00 pm - Penny W. Stamps Special Lecture featuring Indira Frietas Johnson.
Penny W. Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Presented in association with the Stamps School of Art & Design and the River Gallery
The Gallery at the Duderstadt Center, North Campus, University of Michigan, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd. Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109. Free. 734.747.8300. deb.polich@artrainusa.org www.artrainusa.org [map]
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 Noon  Free! 

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

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Nov. 7: University of California-Santa Cruz Japanese professor emeritus Earl Jackson Jr. on "Cogito Ergo Proxy: Radical Doubt in Japanese Anime." Nov. 14: University of Chicago art history professor Chelsea Foxwell on "The Painting of Sadness?: The

Beginnings and Ends of Nihonga."
Nov. 21: Dartmouth College government professor Yusaku Horiuchi on "America's Role in Making Japan's Economic Miracle."
Noon, 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 764-6307. [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-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Gypsy Pond Music": Digital Music Ensemble (U-M School of Music).

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Nov. 4-10. Stephen Rush oversees his "interactive floating labyrinth" that amplifies, combines, and manipulates natural sounds in and around the pond. A remote-control toy boat traverses a 40-foot-square wooden maze that floats in the pond, triggering sounds, lights, and video loops. Rush says "the music is techno-ambient in nature--it sure ain't Gramma's Mahler!" This year's production features sensors that detect the pulse of visitors and coordinate the music and lights to that pulse.
Noon-9 p.m., U-M Music School pond, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art: U-M Hospitals.

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Nov. 7: Children's classical violin recital. Nov. 14: Classical soprano art songs and arias by vocalists Sheena Law and Leslie Mason. Accompanist is Lydia Qiu. Nov. 21: Chamber music by the U-M Campus Symphony Woodwind Quintet.
12:10 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]
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 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

Maria Bessmeltseva: First Baptist Church Coffee Break Concert Series.

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This local violinist is accompanied by pianist Michelle Cooker in a program of music by Schumann, Wieniawski, Kreisler, and Ravel. Refreshments.
12:15 p.m., First Baptist Church, 517 E. Washington. Free. 663-9376. [map]
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 2-8:30 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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 2:30-5 p.m. 

Tasting Chocolates From the Americas and the Caribbean--OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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This one-session class will be devoted to exploring the unique flavors and aromas of chocolates grown in South and Central America and the Caribbean, where some of the best cocoa beans in the world are grown. Presented by Sid Kaufman.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 24. $15. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org
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 3:30, 7:15, & 9:50 p.m. 

"12 Years a Slave": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(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]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

John Gutoskey | Upcycled Icons: University of Michigan - EnviroArt Gallery.

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This new exhibit features local artist John Gutoskey's mixed-media work and opens Thursday, November 7th at 4:00 with a talk by the artist followed by a reception. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will be up for eight weeks. The Art and Environment Gallery at the School of Natural Resources and Environment was created to draw attention to the role of art in environmental education and stewardship. The gallery is located inside LEED-certified Dana Hall, the University of Michigan's greenest building.
John Gutoskey's show, "Upcycled Icons," transforms discarded waste into sacred artifacts; his work shows how humble discarded materials can create the same visual impact as precious metals and jewels. Gutoskey uses these "upcycled icons" to explore alternative representations of spiritual energy, and present a queer perspective on social and religious issues.
For more information on the Art & Environment gallery, visit www.snre.umich.edu/gallery
Dana Hall - University of Michigan, Tecumseh. Free. etrulson@umich.edu www.snre.umich.edu/gallery
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies Lecture Series.

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Nov. 7: "The Rose Petals of Lipa." U-M history professor Deirdre de la Cruz discusses the 1948-1949 phenomenon in which rose petals fell from the sky on 15 separate occasions outside a Carmelite convent in the Philippines. Nov. 21: Williams College American culture professor Karen Merrill on "Real and Ineffable Properties: Resource Politics and the Modern American West."
4 p.m., 1014 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. Free. 615-7400. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Follow the Science: When Cancer Cells Invade": U-M Life Sciences Institute.

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U-M researcher Stephen Weiss discusses potential new anticancer drugs he's developed. Q&A follows. Refreshments.
4 p.m., Palmer Commons Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw. Free. lsinstitute@umich.edu, 763-1200. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Gender, Translation, and Jewish Modernity": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Talk by Frankel fellow Anita Norich and Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley) Jewish culture professor Naomi Seidman.
4 p.m., 202 S. Thayer, room 2022. Free. lsa.umich.edu/Judaic/events. [map]
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 4:15 p.m. 

Little Kids Yoga: Samsara Wellness Center.

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After school Yoga for kids ages 4-7
45 minutes of age appropriate stretching
packages available 4 visits $32
Samsara Wellness Center, 1945 Pauline Suite D. $11 drop in. wellnessannarbor@gmail.com. wellnessannarbor@gmail.com www.samsaracenter.massagetherapy.com [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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 5-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Detroit City Is the Place to Be": U-M Hatcher Grad Library.

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Detroit-area native and Rolling Stone writer Mark Binelli discusses his new book that posits a less segregated, greener, economically diverse, and better functioning Detroit. Q&A follows.
5-6:30 p.m., 100 Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-3166. [map]
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 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Nov. 7, 14, & 21. Talks by visiting artists. Nov. 7: "Visualizing Data." Talk by award-winning designer Lisa Strausfeld who designs interactive data projects. Nov. 14: "Alternative Futures with Design." Talk by Sputniko!, an MIT Media Lab professor whose work explores technology, feminism, and pop culture. Nov. 21: Talk by Antony Gormley, a sculptor whose work investigates the relationship of the human body to space, nature, and the cosmos.
5:10 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 647-2337. [map]
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 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Frank Lloyd Wright, Master Architect: His Ongoing Impact on the 21st Century": Domino's Farms.

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Panel discussion with expert architects and scholars. In conjunction with an exhibit of Frank Lloyd Wright artifacts. Hors d'oeuvres reception.
6-9 p.m., Domino's Farms, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr. Free, but preregistration required. 930-3587. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

Energy Solutions for a Sustainable World: Washtenaw Community College.

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Presentations and a panel discussion on existing and potential ways to generate and use energy in a manner that protects it as a natural resource and preserves it for future generations.
The panel will be comprised of experts in energy sustainability from the local business, non-profit, and academic communities. The discussion will be moderated by WCC faculty.
Sustainability solutions will be discussed in the areas of:
• Geothermal energy
• Wind energy
• Green construction
• Solar photovoltaic systems
• Transportation and alternative/renewable fuel systems
Panelists include:
Kevin Bouchey - Mechanical Designer, CGD, LEED AP, Strategic Energy Solutions
Jarod Kelly - Assistant Research Scientist, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
Wayne Appleyard - Co-founder/Architect. Sunstructures Architects.
John Wakeman - Owner, Licensed contractor, SUR Energy
Charles Griffith - Climate and Energy Program Director, Ann Arbor Ecology Cent
Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Bldg.,Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive. Free. petty@wccnet.edu. petty@wccnet.edu http://sustainable.wccnet.edu/ [map]
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 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Homemade Gnocchi Workshop.

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Gnocchi making takes practice, patience, and persistence. These small dumplings are one of the oldest preparations in the history of food. Light and fluffy - like little pillows - you will learn to make these delights from a true Italian, Chef Francesca Giarraffa. Come hungry to this one! Full participation. Menu: Gnocchi with roasted butternut squash, tossed in a butter, sage sauce, topped w/parmigiano cheese; Gnocchi made w/ricotta, flour, nutmeg, & parmigiano cheese, topped in a red wine, basil, tomato sauce; Seasonal vegetables. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.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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 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Change Your Life Now": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Life strategist Michael Walker discusses his new book that offers strategies for making improvements in everything from stress management and weight loss to productivity and finding your soul purpose.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]
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 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Change Your Life Now": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Life strategist Michael Walker discusses his new book that offers strategies for making improvements in everything from stress management and weight loss to productivity and finding your soul purpose.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Finding Funding for a College Education": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Nov. 6 & 7. Talk by U-M foundation and grants librarian Karen Downing and U-M French studies librarian Jennifer Bonnet.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch training center, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [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 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play what's regarded as the world's most difficult board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7-11 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5-9 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Health Talks: Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor.

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Nov. 4, 7, 13, & 21. Talks by NHCAA staffers. Nov. 4: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Our Favorite Supplements." Nov. 7: Health practitioner Connie Kelly-Saur on "Detoxify." Nov. 13: Chiropractor Darren Schmidt on "How to Burn Fat." Nov. 21: Chiropractor Denise Acton on "Lick the Sugar Habit."
7 p.m., NHCAA, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [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! 

"Dead yet Alive! The Resurrection of Cappadocian (Asia Minor Greek)": U-M Modern Greek Program.

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Talk by Ghent (Belgium) University ancient & Asia Minor Greek research professor Mark Janse, who in 2005 discovered speakers of a dialect of this language then believed to have died out in the 1960s.
7 p.m., 2175 Angell Hall. Free. 936-6099. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Detroit, WW II, and the Willow Run Story": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by Yankee Air Museum board member Randy Hotton.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Environmental Exposures in the Womb: Life-long Health Consequences": New Moon Midwifery.

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Talk by U-M School of Public Health grad students Tiffany Yang and Olivia Anderson.
7 p.m., Center for the Childbearing Year, 722 Brooks. Free. 395-5868. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Minerals of Namibia": Huron Hills Lapidary & Mineral Society.

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Screening of a video.
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.  Free! 

"The Loving Demise of Lord Blackwell and His Wife": U-M Basement Arts.

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Nov. 7-9. Ellen Sachs directs U-M students in Milena Westarb's murder mystery farce about a widow determined to get her hands on the fortune of her late husband's nephew.
7 p.m. (Nov. 7-9) & 11 p.m. (Nov. 8), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Studio 1, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. basementarts.org. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Meditation and Christian Mysticism": Center of Light.

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Join us for this 6-week introductory course designed for modern-day mystics. Classes include teachings on the inner spiritual path, meditation, soul, light, prayer and blessing. Classes offered on an ongoing rolling basis, join us when you can.
Ann Arbor Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. (N. Main just before Hwy, on left). Free. 734-330-5048. revselena@centersoflight.org http://www.centersoflight.org/annarbor.html [map]
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 7:30-10 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Ski Club.

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Nov. 7 & 21. All invited to learn about the club's downhill and cross-country ski and snowboarding outings and other social activities. Refreshments. Must be 21 or older. The Nov. 7 meeting is followed by a dance with music spun by a DJ.
7:30-10 p.m., Cobblestone Farm barn, 2781 Packard. $5 (members, free). 786-2237. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Lusophone Film Festival: U-M Romance Languages & Literatures.

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Semester-long showcase of contemporary Portuguese language films shown with subtitles. The screenings are preceded by an introduction by a U-M faculty or grad student expert in the country of the film.

Sept. 12: Girimunho (Swirl) (Clarissa Campolina & Helvécio Marins, 2011). Brazilian film about an 81-year-old village woman who tries to create a new life after the death of her husband. Michigan Theater.

Sept. 26: O soma ao redor (Neighboring Sounds) (Kleber Mendonça Fihlo, 2012). When a private security firm is enlisted to protect the residents of an affluent Brazilian seaside community from petty crime, it unleashes the anxieties, resentments, and fears of a society built on violence and repression. UMMA Stern Auditorium.

Oct. 10: Tabu (Miguel Gomes, 2012). Critically acclaimed, formally daring, drama about an illicit love affair set in the context of Portuguese colonial history. UMMA Auditorium.

Oct. 24: Transeunte (Passerby) (Eryk Rocha, 2010). Entranciinng cinematic poem about a retired, brooding sixty-something man who has lost all ties to life and aimlessly walks the streets of downtown Rio de Janeiro unnoticed. Michigan Theater.

Nov. 7: Virgin Margarida (Licinio Azevedo, 2012). Drama, set during the Mozabican Civil War, about a group of urban women taken to a re-education camp, where they are indoctrinated in a self-righteousness creed that scorns individuality and subjectivity and makes male domination an ideological prerogative. Michigan Theater.

Nov. 14: Children's Republic (Flora Gomes, 2011). Bitingly satiric comic allegory about a prosperous and stable small West African country that, following many years of conflict, is populated and governed only by children. Michigan Theater.

Dec. 5: The Great Kilapy (Zeze Gamboa, 2012). Witty, compelling portrait of the last decade of Portuguese rule in Angola centered on the story of a crooked but irresistible bon vivant who, on the eve of Angolan independence in 1975, pulls off a massive swindle at the expense of the Portuguese colonial administration. Michigan Theater.

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7:30 p.m., various locations. Free. 764-8164.
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Roy Blount Jr. in conversation: Ypsilanti District Library.

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Author and humorist Roy Blount, Jr. is a frequent guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" and "A Prairie Home Companion." His one-man show at the American Place Theatre was described by the New Yorker as "the most humorous and engaging 50 minutes in town."
Don't miss the man "known to the critics as the next Mark Twain" on stage with WEMU's David Fair!
This event is free and open to the public, courtesy of Bank of Ann Arbor, the Ypsilanti District Library, Friends of the Ypsilanti District Library, and WEMU.
Pease Auditoruim, 701 Cross St., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-879-1303. coryell@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org/RoyBlount [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. 

Dar Williams: The Ark.

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Nov. 18 & 19: Acclaimed pop-folk singer-songwriter from western Massachusetts who has been huge favorite with local audiences ever since her performance at the 1996 Ann Arbor Folk Festival. She sings in a sweet, ringing soprano, and her brightly melodic songs feature sophisticated, vividly insightful, and often tartly humorous lyrics on a wide range of personal and social themes. Opening act is Lucy Wainwright Roche, the daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche. She is a pop-folk singer-songwriter with a crystalline voice who's been compared to Joni Mitchell and Nanci Grifith.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $35 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]
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 8 p.m. 

"Hollywood and Hyde": Emergent Arts.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Nov. 7-22. This local theater company presents Tim Henning's new dark comedy, a modern retelling of Jekyll and Hyde in which Jekyll is a bitter out-of-work Hollywood actor whose closest confidante has begun to notice strange and violent happenings surrounding him. Cast: Larry Rusinsky, Cyd Heed, Tony Putman, Randolph Fitzpatrick, Eric Bloch, Paul Bianchi, David Kleitch, and Ari Litman-Weinberg. Note: The Nov. 23 performance has been cancelled.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 6 p.m. (Sun.), Mix Studio Theatre, 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. $15 (students with ID and seniors, $12). 985-0875. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Moonglow": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Nov. 7-10. Cassie Mann directs Royal Oak playwright Kim Carney's comic drama about a tough-as-nails spitfire being moved into an assisted living facility. Determined not to go quietly, she raises a ruckus and changes the way her daughter views life. Cast: Nancy Heusel, Dave Keren, Laurie Atwood, Carl Hanna, Julie Landry, Katie Parzych, and Matt Berdahl.
8 p.m. (Nov. 7-9) & 2 p.m. (Nov. 10), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $22 (seniors age 60 & over, $20; students, $11; Thurs., $17) in advance at a2ct.org and by phone; and (if available) at the door. 971-2228. [map]
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 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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 8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Transformation Kickoff Event: University of Michigan College of Engineering.

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The University of Michigan College of Engineering is hosting a "glowing" celebration on the North Campus Diag November 7 at 8:30pm. The event, which marks the start of the College's most ambitious campaign ever, includes:
-Laser light show (starts at 9pm)
-Glow sticks
-Glow apparel
-Video & music
-Hot cider and doughnuts
The celebration invites the Michigan Engineering and Ann Arbor communities to come together for a historic moment in time when the College pledges to step up to tackle the world's biggest challenges. Rain, snow or shine, the public is invited to attend this unique opportunity in the heart of the University of Michigan's North Campus.
Find out more: http://umicheng.in/DiagGlowOut
Directions & map: http://www.engin.umich.edu/college/admissions/visit/maps
This event is part of the Victors for Michigan campaign and is funded by private support.
University of Michigan North Campus Diag. Free. engcom@umich.edu http://www.engin.umich.edu/college/about/news/stories/2013/october/kickoff-party
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 9:40 p.m. 

"A.C.O.D.": Michigan Theater.

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(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]
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