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Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 27, 2014






 
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 9:30 a.m. 

Pay What You Can Yoga.

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Pay What You Can Yoga Spirited Vinyasa Mondays 6:15pm-7:30 pm & Thursdays 9:30-10:45 am. In these classes you will use breath, movement and mindfulness to stoke your inner fire and cultivate strength that is free from tension. Find your peaceful power and fluid balance. As always, we are grateful for your support in any way it comes and you can use class cards for these classes. We are happy to make yoga available to those who might not otherwise be able to share with us. Bring a mug and enjoy a warm cup of tea in the fireplace room after class.
Sun Moon Yoga, 404 W. Huron Street. What You Can. 734-929-0274. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
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 9:30 a.m. 

Spirited Yoga.

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Energize your body while creating balanced strength and awakening flexibility. This breath-based flowing vinyasa class uses traditional yogasana and pranayama techniques to stoke your inner fire, burn impurities, and unleash freedom and joy.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
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 10 a.m.-late evening 

52nd Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Mar. 25-30. The oldest and one of the most prestigious film festivals in North America features 6 days of film screenings, panel discussions, and parties that culminate in screenings of the award-winning films on Mar. 30. The competition showcases new experimental and independent 16-mm, 35-mm, and digital films and videos in a wide range of genres.

Mar. 27: Talks on "Making Is a Form of Thinking" and "Ask the Programmer" (2435 U-M North Quad, 105 S. State). FREE, 10 a.m.-noon. "Hope Tucker: The Obituary Project" (12:30 p.m.). Festival juror Tucker presents work from her ongoing series that documents the passing of cultural markers and ways of being. "Thom Andersen: Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer" (3 p.m.). Newly restored 35mm print of Andersen's 1975 film about the origins of cinema. "Touch: Feature in Competition" (7 p.m.), Shelly Silver's drama about a librarian who returns to Chinatown to care for his dying mother and spends his time collecting images. "Films in Competition 2" (7:15 p.m.), experimental and documentary shorts, including Simon Starling's Black Drop-about the transit of Venus-and James Benning's 1976 Chicago Loop. "Penelope Spheeris: Films 1965-1998" (9:15 p.m.), with Spheeris's early films I Don't Know and Hats Off to Hollywood, which plumb the personal desires and heartaches of a transgender person as she makes her way through L.A. Appearance by Spheeris. "Films in Competition 3" (9:30 p.m.), experimental and documentary films, including Let Us Persevere in What We Have Resolved Before We Forget, Ben Russell's 2013 portrayal of a rite performed on the island of Tanna, Melanesia. Followed by an after party at the Ravens Club (11:30 p.m.-2 a.m.).

Mar. 28: Talks on "Politics: Aesthetics: Action" and "Avant-garde as Kitsch: Experimental Film and Internet Video" (2435 North Quad, 105 S. State). FREE, 10 a.m.-noon. "Jeremy Rigsby: God's Asshole and Other Ideas of the Previous Century" (12:30 p.m.). AAFF juror and Media City Film Festival (Windsor, ON) director Rigsby presents 9 films featured in past retrospectives at Media City. "From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf" (UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State). Documentary, captured on cell phone cameras, about sailors from the Kutch district in western India. FREE, 3 p.m. "Thom Andersen: Red Hollywood" (4 p.m.), a screening of NoŽl Burch and Andersen's recently re-edited 1996 documentary about the works of Communist directors who were blacklisted in Hollywood. Appearance by Andersen. "Penelope Spheeris: The Decline of Western Civilization I" (5 p.m.), a screening of Spheeris's cult documentary about the L.A. punk rock scene. Appearance by Spheeris.

Mar. 29: "What the Hell Was That?" (2435 North Quad, 105 S. State). Screening and discussion of several challenging experimental short films from this year's festival. FREE, 10 a.m.-noon. "Films in Competition 5 (Ages 6+)" (11 a.m.). Documentary, animated, and narrative shorts geared toward kids age 6 & up. $5. "Films in Competition 6" (11 a.m.), experimental, documentary, and narrative films, including the Senegalese film Mille Soleils, which looks back at filmmaker Mati Diop's late uncle's 1972 Dakar cult film Touki Bouki. "Thom Andersen: Los Angeles Plays Itself" (12:30 p.m.), a newly reedited version of Andersen's 2003 masterpiece, a 3-hour documentary about how Los Angeles has been depicted in film. Andersen and critic and scholar Genevieve Yue discuss the film. "Films in Competition 7" (1 p.m.), new experimental, documentary, and animated films. "Films in Competition 8" (3 p.m.), new experimental, documentary, and animated films. "From Deep: Feature in Competition" (5 p.m.), Brett Kashmere's documentary about basketball and its shifting role in 20th-century American culture. "The Absent Stone (La Piedra Ausente): Feature in Competition" (5 p.m.), Sandra Rozental and Jesse Lerner's documentary about a massive carved stone that was moved to Mexico City in 1964, a move that sparked a rebellion that led to a military intervention. "Costa da Morte: Feature in Competition" (7 p.m.), Lois Patino's stunning 2013 landscape documentary about the Costa da Morte ("Coast of Death") region in Galicia, Spain. "Films in Competition 9" (7:15 p.m.), new experimental, documentary, narrative, and animated films. "Manakamana" (9:15 p.m.), Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez's film, shot inside a cable car that carries pilgrims and tourists to and from a mountaintop temple in Nepal, is a thrillingly mysterious cross between science fiction and ethonography. "Films in Competition 10" (9:30 p.m.), new experimental, documentary, narrative, and animated films. "Suburbia" (State Theater), Penelope Spheeris's 1984 film about suburban punks who run away from home. $6, midnight. Followed by an after party at LIVE (11 p.m.-2 a.m.).

Mar. 30: A stop action animation workshop (2435 North Quad, 105 S. State). FREE, 10 a.m.-noon. "It for Others: Film in Competition" (11 a.m.), Duncan Campbell's film that uses Chris Marker and Alain Resnais's 1953 film Les Statues Meurent aussi ("Statues also Die") to explore the ideas of cultural imperialism and commodity. Preceded by a screening of Les Statues Meurent aussi. "Thom Andersen: Reconvers„o" (1 p.m.), a screening of Andersen's 2012 film, a combination travelogue and architectural study, with Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. Appearance by Andersen. "Films in Competition 11" (1:15 p.m.), new experimental and documentary films, featuring Deborah Stratman's Hacked Circuit, about sound artists at work on the Foley process of adding everyday ambient sounds to a film. "The Forgotten Space" (UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State), NoŽl Burch and Allan Sekula's documentary that follows a shipping container along the international supply chain. FREE, 2 p.m. "Purgatorio: Feature in Competition" (3:15 p.m.), Rodrigo Reyes's provocative film that reimagines the Mexico-U.S. border as a mythical place comparable to Dante's purgatory. "Award Program 1" (6 p.m.). "Award Program 2" (8:15 p.m.). Followed by an after party (10 p.m.-1 a.m.) at the Alley Bar.

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Various times, Michigan Theater (unless otherwise noted). Tickets: $95 (members, students, & seniors, $80) for the entire festival & $55 (members, students, & seniors, $45) for weekend passes in advance at aafilmfest.org, and $9 (students, seniors, & members, $7; midnight movies, $6) per evening show at the door. 995-5356. [map]
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 10-11 a.m. 

Deep Stretch Yoga: Peachy Fitness.

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Deep Stretch Yoga (Ladies only class)
"Deep Stretch Yoga" is a gentle and relaxing class opening up deep, rarely accessed areas of the body through extended holds of postures. We emphasize deep tissue opening and restoration particularly in the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. This class is a strong mix of yoga postures that will deepen your breath, grow your practice, and stretch out your body and mind. Come join us for twice a week Yoga practice. Get ready to sweat!!!
All Levels Welcome!!!
Tuesdays and Thursdays
10:00 a.m to 11:00a.m
Chapel Hill Clubhouse
(3350 Green Rd, Ann Arbor)
Cost: $69.00/8 classes
Drop-In: $12.00
March 4, 2014 - March 27, 2014
Chapel Hill Clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. $69. 734-681-0477. info@peachyfitness.com www.PeachyFitness.com [map]
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 10 a.m.-noon 

KIDS AND CREATURES: The Creature Conservancy.

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KIDS AND CREATURES
This series of programs is designed especially for preschoolers (ages 2 - 5 years) and their parents. It runs every Thursday morning from 10 am - noon for six weeks, March 6th through April 10th. Your young one(s) will meet 2 - 3 amazing animals each week, including an armadillo, possum, kangaroo, wallaby, blue-tongued lizard, axolotl, fire salamander, spurred tortoise, and many more! They will learn about each animal, play games, listen to stories and have fun with cool animal-themed crafts.
Cost is $90 for one parent and one preschooler; additional preschoolers from the same family are $50 each.
Limited to 15 preschoolers - register soon!
www.thecreatureconservancy.org
The Creature Conservancy, 4940 Ann Arbor-Saline Road. $90 for one parent / one preschooler; additional preschoolers from the same family are $50 each. info@thecreatureconservancy.org www.thecreatureconservancy.org [map]
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 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Energy, Environment, Water: Managing the Interdependencies for Our Grandchildren and Beyond": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs. (except March 6), Feb. 20-Apr. 3. A series of 6 weekly lectures by various speakers. For full schedule, see annarborobserver.com.

Feb. 20: MSU fisheries & wildlife professor Geoffrey Habron discusses "Interdependence and Interrelationships: The Role of Systems Thinking."

Feb. 27: Jean Redfield, CEO of Next Energy, a nonprofit devoted to advancing energy investment and job creation in Michigan, discusses "Our Energy Future: Opportunities and Challenges in Advanced Energy Technologies."

Mar. 13: U-M civil and environmental engineering professor Brian Ellis discusses "Hydraulic Fracturing 101: Clearing the Waters of the Fracking Debate."

Mar. 20: U-M School of Natural Resources transportation energy and climate policy professor John Decicco discusses "The Future of Transportion."

Mar. 27: U-M Energy Institute director Mark Barteau discusses "Perspectives on Energy."

Apr. 3: International water resources and environmental services consultant Tim Steele discusses "Global Water-Resources Issues Versus Energy Choices."

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10-11:30 a.m., Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Rd. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members at the door. 998-9351. [map]
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 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. 

"Once upon a Time": Wild Swan Theater.

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Mar. 27-29. This award-winning local children's theater presents a collection of children's classics that includes "Three Billy Goats Gruff" and "The Three Little Pigs." Suitable for kids in grades preK-2. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members. Note: The 10 a.m. performances are sold out.
10 a.m. & 1 p.m. (Mar. 27 & 28) and 11 a.m. (Mar. 29). Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (kids, $8; lap pass for kids age 2 & under, $3) in advance at wildswantheater.org and at the door. 995-0530.
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 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

Spring Storytime: Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs. (except Apr. 10 & 24), Mar. 6-June 5. CDL librarians present a program of stories, songs, fingerplays, and craft activities for kids ages 2-6, accompanied by a caregiver.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Tues. & Thurs. Linda Zimmer reads stories for kids age 6 & under.
6 p.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Thurs.), Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [map]
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 11 a.m. 

Better Backs Yoga.

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Release strain and tension on the back, neck and shoulders and strengthen the supporting muscles while releasing the hamstrings and supporting the knees and hips. This soothing practice is available to all levels and promotes immune function, mental acuity and overall well-being.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
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 Noon 

Mothers' Group: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born in this award-winning mothers' group. In addition to a weekly topic and circle time, you'll learn songs, simple baby games, and basic infant movement. This series begins each session with group discussion on topics such as getting your baby to sleep, life with a newborn, how to survive the challenges of being a mom, places to go around town with your baby, changes to your relationships, and then later, introducing solids and more. Many mothers find support and friendship here and continue these relationships outside of group time, as well. Moms are encouraged to feed their baby during group, and all you need to bring is a blanket for your baby to lay on.
You can join the group at any time if the session has already begun, and if you are heading back to work, we can prorate the group so you can attend as many sessions as your schedule allows.
Scholarships based on financial need are available.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $99/6 weeks. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 Noon-8 p.m.  Free! 

"World Without Ice": U-M School of Music.

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Mar. 26-28. Recorded music by U-M music professors Michael Gould and Stephen Rush accompanies the amplified sound of eight dripping "ice drums," hung domes of ice that slowly melt in this installation that explores the beauty and pain of global warming. Also, a display of landscape photos of the Arctic by Henry Pollack.
Noon-8 p.m., U-M Duderstadt Video Studio, 2281 Bonisteel, 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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Mar. 6: Piano jazz by the Pete Siers Trio. Mar. 13: Cello and violin music by U-M String Preparatory Academy students. Mar. 20: Irish music by flutist Tracy Kash Thomas and guitarist Pat Shanley. Mar. 27: Vintage swing by the Royal Garden Trio.
12:10 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]
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 2-8 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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 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Between the Poverty of Mexico and the Promise of El Otro Lado": U-M American Culture Department.

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Talk by Mexican immigrant novelist Reyna Grande, author of the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist The Distance Between Us, a memoir of her experiences growing up in the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant.
2-4 p.m., 3512 Haven Hall. 505 S. State. Free. 763-1460. [map]
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 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Between the Poverty of Mexico and the Promise of El Otro Lado": U-M American Culture Department.

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Talk by Mexican immigrant novelist Reyna Grande, author of the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist The Distance Between Us, a memoir of her experiences growing up in the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant.
2-4 p.m., 3512 Haven Hall, 505 S. State. Free. 763-1460. [map]
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 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Adventurers Come and See!": Adventurers Homeschool Association.

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Come and visit Adventurers! See how our classes work! Visit us, and sit in on a class if you like. If you're planning your family's homeschool educational and enrichment needs for fall, this is the perfect opportunity to check us out and see all that we have to offer.
Merritt Road Church of the Nazarene, 6560 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-358-0280. danette@danetteurban.com www.adventurershomeschool.org [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

A2 Tech Connect Job Fair: Ann Arbor SPARK.

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Ann Arbor SPARK along with local, growing technology companies is hosting a2 tech connect job fair. This free event will give job seekers a chance to connect to up to 100 open IT jobs ranging from internships to senior positions. Participating companies include Duo Security, GDI Infotech, Ignite XDS, Longbow Advantage, LyonsCG, Nutshell, Pillar Technology, POLY Informatics, Systems in Motion, TD Ameritrade, and WorkForce Software.
Kensington Court Hotel, 610 Hilton Blvd. Free. (734) 761-9317. www.AnnArborUSA.org [map]
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 4-8 p.m.  Free! 

Drop-in Crafting Circle: Ophir Crafts.

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Every Thursday evening, Ophir Crafts hosts a free drop-in crafting circle where knitters, crocheters, and other crafters can come to work on a project and meet other crafters. Bring your own project or buy one from Ophir Crafts. Coffee and Tea are provided. Knitting and crocheting experts are on hand to help with a few questions. More extensive coaching and private lessons are also available.
Ophir Crafts Store, Westgate Mall, 2507 Jackson Ave. Free. 734-794-7777. ophircrafts@gmail.com www.Ophircrafts.com [map]
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 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

Thursday Speaker Series: U-M Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies.

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Mar. 13 & 27. Talks by visiting scholars. Mar. 13: New York University ancient history professor Roger Bagnall on "Materializing Papyrology." Mar. 27: De Montfort University (UK) photographic history research professor Elizabeth Edwards on "Folded in Time: Thoughts on a Photograph Album."
4-6 p.m., 1014 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. Free. 615-7400. [map]
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 4:10 p.m.  Free! 

"Inorganic Physiology: Testing a Cell's Metal": U-M College of Literature, Science, & the Arts.

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Lecture by U-M chemistry & biophysics professor James Penner-Hahn. Reception follows.
4:10 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater (4th floor). Free. 998-6251. [map]
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 4:30-6 p.m.  Free! 

"20 Years after the Rwandan Genocide": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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Talk by Paul Rusesabagina, the manager of a 4-star Rwandan hotel who turned it into a sanctuary for more than 1,000 refugees fleeing ethnic cleansing. His story is the basis for Terry George's 2004 film Hotel Rwanda.
4:30-6 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free. 615-3893. [map]
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 5-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Diversity, Consciousness, and Contemplative Engagement": U-M Program in Creativity and Consciousness Studies.

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Panel discussion with U-M musicology professor Meilu Ho, U-M psychology professor Ramaswami Mahalingam, and U-M jazz and contemporary improvisation professor Ed Sarath.
5-6:30 p.m., Palmer Commons Great Lakes Room, 4th floor, 100 Washtenaw. Free. 995-0239. [map]
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 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Mar. 13, 20, & 27. Talks by visiting artists. Mar. 13: "Learning & Unlearning." Bunker Roy discusses Barefoot College, an NGO he founded in 1972 that helps rural communities become self-sufficient. Mar. 20: "From What to Where." Artist and policy advocate Laurie Jo Reynolds discusses her work that addresses negative representations of people in prison. Mar. 27: Talk by director, producer, and screenwriter Penelope Spheeris, who's often referred to as a rock 'n' roll anthropologist because of her work chronicling the punk movement. She also directed films such as Wayne's World and The Beverly Hillbillies.
5:10 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 647-2337. [map]
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 5:15-6:45 p.m. 

Therapeutic Yoga Class: Sun Moon Yoga.

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Thursday Therapeutic Yoga classes. 5:15pm-6:45pm.
Allow your body to become a more comfortable place to live. Find relief from aches, pains and stiffness. Great for back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia and all around soothing stress relief, this breath based gentle Hatha yoga class is designed so anyone and everyone can participate. Drop-in any Thursday .
Instructor: Janine Polley RN, RYT500, Yoga Therapist.
Sun Moon Yoga, 404 W.Huron. $15 class drop/in, $12.90/w/10-class-card purchase. 734-9290274. Jdpolley@comcast.net Www.sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
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 6-7 p.m.  Free! 

"DNA Testing, Your Ancestry, and Your Health: The Hopes and Perils of Genetic Testing": WCC.

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WCC life sciences professor Emily Thompson gives a talk on what can and can't be learned from a DNA test and discusses popular websites where people look for DNA information, such as 23andme, Family Tree DNA, and the Genographic Project.
6-7 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Room 101, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. 922-5568. [map]
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 6-7 p.m.  Free! 

Enrollment Open House: Allen Creek Preschool.

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Enrollment open house for the 2014-15 school year. Drop in to meet the teachers and learn more about Allen Creek Preschool classes for ages 1-6.
Allen Creek Preschool, 2350 Miller Ave. Free. 734-994-3382. office@allencreek.org www.allencreek.org [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Fri.), modern constructed (Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Sun.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Sun.).
1 p.m. (Sun.) & 6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

ACBL Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.

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Every Thurs. 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.  Free! 

Latin American Film Series: U-M Romance Languages & Literatures.

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Mar. 20: Here and There (Antonio Méndez Esparza, 2012). Drama about a man who returns to his wife and daughter and life in a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico, after years of working in New York City. Winner of the top prize at the Critics' Week section of the Cannes Film Festival. Spanish, subtitles. 100 Hutchins Hall (625 S. State), 7 p.m.

Mar. 27: Amerinauk (Nacho Reig, 2011). Documentary, set under the vast blue skies and bleak but beautiful winter landscape of the small town of Elko, Nevada, about the remaining population of Basques who left Spain 50 years ago in search of a better life as sheepherders in the American West. Basque & English, subtitles. 2435 North Quad (105 S. State), 7 p.m.

Apr. 3: The Return (HernŠn Jiménez, 2012). Director Jiménez stars in this comic drama about a 30-year-old man who, after living 10 years in New York, returns to his home in Costa Rica to find things changed in ways that force him to stay far longer than he had anticipated. Spanish, subtitles. 2435 North Quad (105 S. State), 7 p.m.

Apr. 10: Wilaya (Pedro Pérez Rosado, 2012). After the death of the foster mother with whom she had been living for 16 ears, a woman returns to her Sahrawi family in a Saharan refugee camp, where she is torn between her allegiance to her family and her memories of friends and family in Spain. Spanish & Arabic, subtitles. 100 Hutchins Hall (625 S. State), 7 p.m.

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7 p.m., 100 Hutchins Hall (Mar. 20 & Apr. 10), 625 S. State, & 2435 North Quad (Mar. 27 & Apr. 3), 105 S. State. Free. 764-5344. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Nerd Nite Ann Arbor.

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Monthly event featuring several speakers TBA (at annarbor.nerdnite.com) who give fun yet informative talks, 18-21 minutes long, about things that interest them, everything from nanoparticles to the science of the Simpsons and the genealogy of Godzilla. Admission is usually $5, but the March show is cosponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library, so admission is free.
7-9 p.m. or later (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Live, 102 S. First. Free admission. 327-4555. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Romel Joseph: Friends of Music Education for Haiti Fundraiser.

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Mar. 27 & 29 (different programs & locations). This Juilliard-trained Haitian violinist is joined by his daughter, violist Victoria Joseph, and his son, pianist Bradley Joseph, in 2 concerts to raise money to help provide music education for children of low-income families who attend the New Victorian School in Port-au-Prince and to creating a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center there.

Mar. 27: The Josephs perform Shostakovich's The Gadfly,3 violin duets, and 2 of Romel Joseph's arrangements of Haitian folk songs.

Mar. 29: The Josephs are joined by pianist Renee Robbins, cellist Margaret Weiss, and violinist Cecilia Johnson, in a program of chamber music by Mozart, Brahms, and Mendelssohn.

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7 p.m. (Mar. 27), Ann Arbor District Library multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave, & 7:30 p.m. (Mar. 29), Northside Community Church. 929 Barton. Free; $10 donation encouraged. 327-4555 (Mar. 27), 761-5324 (Mar. 29). [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Spirited Yoga.

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Energize your body while creating balanced strength and awakening flexibility. This breath-based flowing vinyasa class uses traditional yogasana and pranayama techniques to stoke your inner fire, burn impurities, and unleash freedom and joy.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Buglers and Bugle Calls of the Civil War": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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Talk by Jackson bugler and Civil War reenactor Mark Heath.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Administrative Bldg. meeting room near the auditorium, 5305 Elliott Dr. (off McAuley Dr. from Huron River Dr.). Free. (517) 750-2741. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"StorySLAM": Word of Mouth/Literati Bookstore.

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Open mike storytelling.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
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 7:30-10 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Ski Club.

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Mar. 13 & 27. 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. Followed on Mar. 13 by a St. Patrick's Day Party with live music by a band TBA and on Mar. 27 by dancing to 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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 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs., Sept.-May. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
7:30-9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. facebook.com/DetroitIMA. 255-5310. [map]
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Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs., Sept.-May. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
7:30-9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. facebook.com/DetroitIMA. 255-5310. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Hyunjin Lim: EMU Music Department.

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This EMU music lecturer performs a variety of works TBA for solo piano.
7:30 p.m., EMU Alexander Recital Hall, Lowell at E. Circle Dr., Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Reading Glasses Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss books by contemporary writers, including quirky fiction and strange but true nonfiction. Copies of the books available at the CDL.

Aug. 26: The Art of Fielding, Char Harbach's acclaimed debut novel, set in a fictitious liberal arts college on the Lake Michigan shore of Wisconsin, that centers on the coming-of-age story of the college baseball team's star shortstop.

Sept. 30: The Fault in Our Stars, John Green's popular novel about teens who meet at a cancer support group.

Oct. 28: Mountain of Crumbs, painter Elena Gorokhova's memoir of growing up as the daughter of an overbearing mother in 60s Leningrad.

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7:30-9 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
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"The Magic Flute": U-M Opera Theatre Department.

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Mar. 27-30. U-M theatre professor Kay Walker Castaldo directs U-M opera students in Mozart's beloved "opera fantaisie." At once a love story, a whimsical comedy, and an adventure filled with sinister deceptions, The Magic Flute is above all an unsurpassed celebration, by turns jubilant and unsettlingly haunting, of the power of music. Sung in German, English supertitles; the dialogue is in English. Martin Katz conducts the U-M Symphony Orchestra.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Mendelssohn Theater. Tickets $22 & $28 (students, $10) at the Michigan League in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"Thru the Fairy Door!": Thurston Community Players.

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Mar. 27-29. Thurston Elementary School students, parents, and friends present the school's 40th annual original musica. This year's show is set during the Ann Arbor Art Fair and concerns a group of teens who lose an important ring through a fairy door. With some help from The Beetles, Katydid Perry, and other 6-legged friends, they're able to save the day.
7:30 p.m. (Mar. 27 & 28) & 7 p.m. (Mar. 29), Clague Middle School auditorium, 2616 Nixon. Tickets $10 (kids age 17 & under, $5; kids age 2 & under, free) at the door only. thurstonplayers@gmail.com. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"Venus in Fur": Performance Network Professional Season.

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Every Thurs.-Sun. (except Apr. 11), Feb. 27-Apr. 13. See review. Jennifer Graham directs Maggie Meyer & Sebastian Gerstner in David Ives' 2011 Tony-nominated 2-person comic drama about a writer grumbling about the caliber of actresses who have auditioned for his adaptation of Sacher-Masoch's 1870 novel Venus in Furs, when he is waylaid by a latecomer who seems even less promising than her predecessors. But when she convinces him to read through his play with her, she exhibits a strange mastery of the material, and the lines between art and reality gradually dissolve as she engages him in an increasingly serious battle for domination.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (Mar. 15 & 29), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Feb. 27), $22 (Feb. 28 and Mar. 2 & 6), and $30 (Mar. 1). Mar. 7 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After Mar. 7: $27 & $29 (Thurs.), $32 & $34 (Fri. & Sun.), $25 & $27 (Sat. matinee), $39 & $41 (Sat. eve.). $3 discount for seniors age 60 & over. Tickets available in advance at performancenetwork.org & by phone, and at the door. $10 student discount in advance, half-price student tickets at the door only. For reservations, call 663-0681; to charge by phone, call 663-0696. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Alex Belhaj's Crescent City Quartet: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This local ensemble, led by guitarist Belhaj, plays a range of New Orleans jazz styles, from struts, stomps, cakewalks, and rags to pop tunes, marches, and classical favorites. Tonight they celebrate the release of their debut album, Sugar Blues. With clarinet player Ray Heitger, cornet player Dave Kosmyna, and bassist Jordan Schug.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Joe DeVito: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Mar. 27-29. Popular New York City comic whose act is a fast-paced blend of mordantly irreverent observational one-liners with self-deprecating storytelling about male-female relationships, his Italian American family, or current events. He was one of the principal writers for Morgan Spurlock's satirical documentary Supersize Me. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty. $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $15 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
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Stolen Silver: The Ark.

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Sextet led by the duo of veteran Chicago singer-songwriters Levi Britton and Dan Myers. Its music ranges from indie folk and Americana to pop-rock and exploratory soundtrack pieces where the spaces in the songs are as important as the narrative.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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"Confessions of the Easter Bunny": Emergent Arts.

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Mar. 26-30 and Apr. 3-6. Local actors present a staged reading of local playwright Tim Henning's new play about the Easter Bunny. Jaded and tired from centuries of producing Easter eggs and suffering from an addiction to exotic greens, he seeks meaning and a new sense of purpose.
8 p.m., (Mar. 26 & Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Mix Studio Theater, 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $12 (seniors & students, $10) in advance at emergentarts.com, & at the door. 985-0875. [map]
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 8:15 p.m. 

Yoga for Deep Relaxation.

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Reduce stress and tension and regain peace, health, youthful vibrancy and mental alertness. Studies show that stress decreases immune function, reduces memory and mental acuity and accelerates the aging process. Set aside this time for yourself and enjoy pure, un-interrupted restful relaxation. This is the best investment you will make all week.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
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