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Tuesday, April 15, 2014






 
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 8 a.m. 

Auditions for 2014-2015 Season: Ann Arbor Youth Chorale.

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Bonnie Kidd and Shayla Powell, Conductors.
Open auditions for boys with unchanged voices and girls (ages 9-16), interested in high quality choral training.
Audition Dates
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Saturday, May 31, 2014
For an easy, 10-minute appointment please visit us online at www.annarboryouthchorale.org
No preparation is required.
Scholarships are available based on need.
We are proud recipients of a Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation Inc. grant.
Train, Perform, and have fun with us!
Audition Location TBA. Free to audition. aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org www.annarboryouthchorale.org

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 9-10 a.m. 

Preschool Story Time: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. All preschoolers, accompanied by an adult, invited for stories. Followed by a science activity.
9-10 a.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $11 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]

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 9:30 a.m. 

Basic Yoga.

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This balanced practice uses traditional yoga posture and breath techniques to cultivate a balance of strength without tension, and calm clarity of mind and supports the immune, digestive and cardio-vascular systems, promotes healthy joints, and slows the aging process. Open to all experience levels.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. webguru@annarboryoga.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]

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 9:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:45-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $15 for the year. 665-0105. [map]

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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytime: Nicola's Books.

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Every Tues. Recently retired Ann Arbor District Library branch manager Ieva Bates reads stories for preschoolers. Also, craft activities.
10 a.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

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 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Tuesday Ride to Chelsea and Beyond": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues., Apr.-Nov. Moderate-paced ride, 36-40 miles, to Chelsea for breakfast.
10 a.m. (Apr. & Nov.) & 9 a.m. (May, June, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (July & Aug.), Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd. Free. 996-8440. [map]

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 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Voices Valiant Adult Choir: U-M Music School Special Programs.

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Voices Valiant is a vocal music ensemble at the University of Michigan for adults over the age of 50. This chorus is designed for adults who: love to sing, enjoy learning through music, enjoy the social community that music can provide, want to improve their mental and physical health through music. There is no audition necessary.
Voices Valiant will rehearse in two cycles in 2014: Winter Cycle and Spring Cycle. Each cycle consists of 10 rehearsals and a performance. Whether you have experience reading music and singing in a choir, or if this is your first choral experience, you will enjoy being a member of this unique group.
Season Dates
Winter Cycle: January 7 - March 8, 2014 (Concert on March 8)
Spring Cycle: March 18 - May 17, 2014 (Concert on May 17)
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium Blvd. $100/cycle plus $25 music. 734-936-2660. smtd-youthandadult@umich.edu http://www.music.umich.edu/special_programs/adult/voices-valiant.htm [map]

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 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

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 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Painting in the Age of Digital Saturation": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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Panel discussion with U-M art history professor Matthew Biro, Cranbrook Academy of Art artist-in-residence Beverly Fishman, MSU Broad Art Museum contemporary art curator Alison Glass, University of Delaware art professor Lance Winn, and EMU visiting art professor Chris Hyndman. In conjunction with Hyndman's current Institute for the Humanities exhibit, No-Touching Zone (see Galleries).
12:30 p.m., Institute for the Humanities Gallery, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518. [map]

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 3-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Movie Matinee: Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to watch Napoleon Dynamite, make "Vote for Pedro" buttons, and eat tator tots.
3-4:30 p.m., SDL Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]

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 4 p.m. 

U-M Baseball vs. EMU.

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4 p.m., Ray Fisher Stadium. Ticket prices TBA. 764-0247.

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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Ancient and Modern Equality": U-M Classical Studies Department Jerome Lecture Series.

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A series of lectures by Italian Institute of Human Sciences Roman law professor Aldo Schiavone.

Apr. 8: "The Greek Invention of Democracy."

Apr. 10: "The Roman Invention of Law."

Apr. 15: "Economy and Inequality."

Apr. 17: "The Global View: New Problems and Old Answers."

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4 p.m., Palmer Commons Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw. Free. 764-0362. [map]

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 4:15-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Bingo for Books": Saline District Library.

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Apr. 15 & 16. All kids in grades 2-6 invited to play bingo to win books.
4:15-5 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]

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 4:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Dungeons & Dragons": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. & Thurs. All teens and adults invited to play this popular role-playing game.
4:30-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

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 5:30-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Staged Reading of a Play by Kristina Lugn": U-M Institute for the Humanities Author's Forum.

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The Chicago based Akvavit Theatre, a company devoted to educating its audiences about Nordic community and culture, presents a staged reading of a play TBA by this renowned contemporary Swedish poet and dramatist. Followed by a discussion with Lugn (see April 14 listing) and others TBA.
5:30-7 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Graduate Library, enter from the Diag. Free. 615-5783. [map]

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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Doug & Suds Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m., Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]

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 6-9 p.m. 

2nd Night Passover Seder: Jewish Cultural Society.

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All invite for a secular seder, written by JCS members, focusing on the human struggle for freedom throughout time. Vegetarian dinner.
6-9 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $15 (family of four, $40). Reservations required at jewishculturalsociety.org 975-9872. [map]

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 6 p.m. 

2nd Night Seder: Temple Beth Emeth.

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Lemon-thyme chicken, vegetarian stuffed eggplant, salad, roasted carrots, parsley-buttered potatoes, and Passover cookies.
6 p.m., TBE, 2309 Packard. $22 (kids ages 4-12, $15; kids age 3 & under, free if sharing with an adult). Reservations required at templebethemeth.org or by phone. 665-4744. [map]

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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Business Intelligence in the Microsoft Ecosystem: Ann Arbor SharePoint User Group.

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Join us for an exciting evening, as the Ann Arbor SharePoint User Group's April Event will feature guest speaker, Peter Serzo, the VP of Consulting at High Monkey. Peter will conduct an in-depth presentation, which will explore the concepts of Business Intelligence in the Microsoft Ecosystem. Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to discover how to drive increased business performances!
REGISTER FOR FREE TODAY: https://a2spugapril2014.eventbrite.com
GDI Infotech, Inc., 3775 Varsity Dr. Free. 989.621.3495. nfreling@totalsol.com http://a2spug.org/ [map]

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 6 p.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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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women: Huron River Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back. Geared especially, but not exclusively, for women new to riding.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), meet at Barton Park on Huron River Dr. 276-0240.

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 6:30 p.m. 

Restorative Yoga for Chronic Pain and Illness: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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This yin yoga series is designed to reduce the emotional and physical stress and discomfort associated with chronic pain conditions. This is a gentle, slow moving class; appropriate for beginners and those interested in increasing vitality and immunity while developing self-healing practices. Seated mostly on the floor and utilizing bolsters and props, slow intrinsic movements promote healing and offer the opportunity to relax deeply and completely. Our small class size allows for individualized instruction in a warm and supportive environment. Healing music and meditation are incorporated into each session.
Restorative Yoga for Chronic Pain and Illness meets Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
Fee: $140 for 7 Weeks
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $140. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]

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 6:30 p.m. 

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression.

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Depressed or anxious moods cloud the joy of experiencing ourselves as perfect and whole. With or without a diagnosis heal with breath work, yoga postures and imagery to balance moods and awaken inner joy. Certified Teacher.
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! 

"Twin Hearts Meditation": Center of Light.

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'Twin Hearts Meditation', as designed by Master Choa, is an advanced meditation technique, aimed at achieving illumination or universal consciousness for the planet. It is thus an instrument of world and community service that contributes to harmony on the earth by blessing it with loving-kindness, peace, joy and goodwill. The Twin Hearts Meditation is a noble tool that can raise one's vibrations toward higher states of awareness and expanded levels of consciousness. It is being practiced globally by tens of thousands from many different religions and backgrounds, the Meditation on Twin Hearts is extraordinary in its simplicity but produces amazing and dramatic results. Join us as we practice this powerful meditation together for the upliftment of our world.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Free. 734-330-5048. revselena@centersoflight.org annarbor.CentersOfLight.org [map]

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 7-9:30 p.m. 

English Country Dancing: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]

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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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Reading by Garret Potter and Lindsay Stone, cohosts of the Ann Arbor Poetry Slam. The program begins with open mike readings.
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [map]

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 7-9 p.m. 

Treetown Community Chorus.

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Every Tues. Sept. 9-Apr. 28. All invited to join this fun-loving independent local mixed chorus to sing mostly familiar tunes, along with some serious music, in various genres. David Perample directs.
7-9 p.m., Gladwin Center barn, 4105 W. Liberty. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). 355-7738. [map]

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 7 p.m 

Zounds Hearing Hitchcock Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Feb. 2: The Pleasure Garden (Alfred Hitchcock, 1926) Silent drama about a chorus girl engaged to an adventurer who begins to play around when her fiancé travels out of the country. 2 p.m.

Feb. 4: Murder! (Alfred Hitchcock, 1930) A man convinced of the innocence of a woman he helped convict or murder sets out to find the real killer. Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring. 7 p.m.

Feb. 9: The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock, 1935) Vintage mystery-romantic comedy about an innocent man pulled into the orbit of a spy ring. Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll. 4 p.m.

Feb. 11: The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1934) Hitchcock's original version of the thriller about criminals who kidnap a child to prevent her parents from revealing an assassination plot. Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre. 5 p.m.

Feb. 11: The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1956) Remake of the 1934 thriller. James Stewart, Doris Day. 7 p.m.

Feb. 16: The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock, 1926) A jealous detective accuses a lodger of murder. Ivor Novello, Malcolm Keen. 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 18: The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, 1938) Classic mystery-comedy about an old woman's baffling disappearance on a train that leads a young woman into a web of intrigue. Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave. 7 p.m.

Feb. 23: Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) Gothic thriller about a na´ve young woman who marries an aristocratic widower. Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, George Sanders. 4 p.m.

Feb. 25: Foreign Correspondent (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) Thriller about an American reporter who exposes enemy spies in Britain. Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders. 7 p.m.

Mar. 2: The Ring (Alfred Hitchcock, 1927). Recently restored print of this silent boxing melodrama. With live organ accompaniment. 4 p.m.

Mar. 4: Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941). A wealthy, sheltered woman marries a charming ne'er-do-well she comes to suspect may be planning to kill her for her money Joan Fontaine, Cary Grant. 7 p.m.

Mar. 9: Saboteur (Alfred Hitchcock, 1942). Offbeat thriller about a munitions worker wrongly accused of sabotage and forced to go on the lam around the country. Script written in part by Dorothy Parker. 5 p.m.

Mar. 11: Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943). A lively teen grows to suspect that her beloved uncle may be a serial killer. Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotton. 7 p.m.

Mar. 16: Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944). When a ship of Americans and Britons is sunk by a missile from a German U-boat during WWII, the survivors must cope with the elements--and each other. Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix. 5 p.m.

Mar. 18: Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, 1945). The youthful new director of a posh mental asylum is not whom he claims to be. Gregory Peck, Ingrid Bergman. 7 p.m.

Mar. 23: Downhill (Alfred Hitchcock, 1927). Recently restored print of this silent melodrama about a boy whose life falls apart when he is expelled from school after he takes the blame for a friend's crime. With live organ accompaniment. 8 p.m.

Apr. 1: Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946). Thriller about a woman asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends n South America. Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant. 7 p.m.

Apr. 6: The Farmer's Wife (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928). Newly restored silent drama about a rough-mannered widowed farmer in search of a new bride. With live organ accompaniment. 1:30 p.m.

Apr. 8: Rope (Alfred Hitchcock, 1948). A detective sets out to solve a prep-school murder that turns out to be a killing for thrills. James Stewart. 7 p.m.

Apr. 13: Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951). Classic thriller about a psychotic mother's boy with a Raymond Chandler screenplay. 1:30 p.m.

Apr. 15: Dial M for Murder (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954). Classic thriller about a man hoisted in the petard of his plot to murder his wife. Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Bob Cummings. 7 p.m.

Apr. 20: Easy Virtue (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928). See review. Newly restored silent drama, adapted from the Noel Coward play, about a divorcée who hides her scandalous past from her new husband and family. With live organ accompaniment. 5 p.m.

Apr. 22: Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954). Stylish thriller-romance about a news photographer examining his neighbor's lives with binoculars and making a sordid discovery. James Stewart, Grace Kelly.7 p.m.

Apr. 27: The Trouble with Harry (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955). Trouble erupts in a small, quiet New England town when a man's body is found in the woods. Shirley MacLaine, John Forsythe, Edmund Gwenn. 4 p.m.

Apr. 29: The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock, 1957). Offbeat film about a New York City jazz musician falsely accused of robbery. Henry Fonda, Vera Miles. 7 p.m.

May 4: Champagne (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928). Silent drama about a spoiled heiress who defies her father by running off to marry her lover. With live organ accompaniment. 5 p.m.

May 6: Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958).Haunting, dreamlike mystery thriller that stars James Stewart as a retired police detective who is afraid of heights. Kim Novak.7 p.m.

May 11: North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959). Classic thriller about an ad exec mistaken for a government agent who's relentlessly pursued halfway across the country. Cary Grant. Eva Marie Saint. 5 p.m.

May 13: Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960). Classic suspense thriller set in a motel run by a peculiar mama's boy. Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh. 5 p.m.

May 18: The Manxman (Alfred Hitchcock, 1929). Newly restored silent drama about lifelong friends on the Isle of Man, a fisherman and a lawyer, who are both attracted to the same woman. With live organ accompaniment. 4 p.m.

May 20: Family Plot (Alfred Hitchcock, 1976). Comedy-thriller about a con artist and her private investigator boyfriend who run into a couple of serial kidnappers. Barbara Harris, Bruce Dern, Karen Black. 5 p.m.

May 25: Blackmail (Alfred Hitchcock, 1929). Newly restored silent thriller about a Scotland Yard detective who discovers that a murder he is investigating was committed by his girlfriend while defending herself from a rapist. With live organ accompaniment. 1:30 p.m.

May 27: The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963). Eerie thriller about hordes of bloodthirsty sparrows, gulls, and crows plaguing a small California town. Not for the squeamish. Stars Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy. 7 p.m.

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Various times, Michigan Theater. Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME. [map]

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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Online News and the First Amendment": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by local attorney Jennifer Dukarski.
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! 

"Playfest 2014": U-M Theatre Department.

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Apr. 14-19. A series of rehearsed staged readings of plays by student playwrights.

Apr. 14: Karly Thomas's delicious family drama Imbalanced.

Apr. 15: Drew Ariana's My Experimental Phase, a drama set in late 90s Manhattan, about a poetry-loving twentysomething who, after coming out as gay, experiences a whirlwind of changes in his life ranging from crumbling relationships to surprising new ones.

Apr. 16: Alex Madda's Quality of Life, a drama about a strong-willed girl stricken with the decision to choose between a crippling lifestyle and no life at all when an expected biopsy produces dark results.

Apr. 17: : Moe Koltun's I Deal World, a drama about an intelligent but naive aspiring college basketball player, arrested and charged with cocaine dealing, who must keep his dream of college alive despite his impending court case, abusive uncle, and abandoning mother.

Apr. 18: Clare Brennan's Darling, My Devoted, a drama about 2 couples in neighboring apartments who struggle with failing economies, family plans, and pestering friends as they navigate their way into adulthood.

Apr, 19: Stuart Richardson's Istanbul, of religion and the plasticity of identity set at an ambiable family dinner that quickly turns sour when a recently betrothed man reveals his wedding plans to his parents, and Milena Westarb's Everybody Needs Roses (7 p.m.), a drama about a young girl's self-discoveries as she tries to find her way back together after tragedy.

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7 p.m. (Apr. 14-19) & 3 p.m. (Apr. 19), Walgreen Drama Center Studio Two, 1226 Murfin. Free. 764-5350. [map]

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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Wild Harvesting Your Medicine and Food: Tips to Get Started": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local holistic health practitioner Linda Diane Feldt.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required at the co-op or at peoplesfood.coop/news_and_events/. 994-4589. [map]

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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Alcoholics Anonymous: A Panel Discussion: Dawn Farm.

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Alcoholics Anonymous: A Panel Discussion┤ will present a short slide show and discussion of the history of Alcoholics Anonymous followed by a lively moderated panel discussion regarding addiction and alcoholism, personal recovery, and participation in 12 Step programs. The audience will hear personal recovery stories, gain an understanding of how A.A. helps people with alcoholism to recover, and learn how to become involved with A.A. (Please note: Dawn Farm is not affiliated with A.A. or any twelve Step organization.) This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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April 1 & 15. Annual member projected image (Apr. 1) and print (Apr. 15) competitions. All invited to watch.
7:30 p.m., Wines Elementary School auditorium (Apr. 1), 1701 Newport, & Forsythe Middle School media center (Apr. 15), 1655 Newport. Free. 327-4781. [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Percussion and African Ensembles: EMU Music Department.

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John Dorsey directs these 2 EMU music-student ensembles in a program showcasing standard and multiethnic configurations of percussion instruments and repertoire.
7:30 p.m., Pease Auditorium, EMU campus, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.

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 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth Storyslam: Michigan Radio.

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See review. Monthly open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on the monthly theme. The 3 judges are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Space limited, so it's smart to arrive early.

2014

Jan 21: "Beginnings."

Feb. 18: "Happy."

Mar. 18: "Escape."

Apr. 15: "Song."

May 20: "Animals."

June 17: "Fathers."

July 15: "Altered."

Aug. 19: "Deception."

Sept. 16: "Do-Over."

Oct. 21: "Lost & Found."

Nov. 18: "Accident.".

Dec. 16: "Rewards."

2015

Jan 20: TBA.

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7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), The Circus, 210 S. First. $8. 764-5118. [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ambystoma Salamanders: How Do They Do That?": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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EMU biology professor Katy Greenwald discusses these all-female salamanders that are found in the Great Lakes region. Refreshments.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free; metered parking. 665-0248. [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Curatorial Eye: Emerging Artists": American Association of University Women.

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Talk by WCC art gallery director Anne Rubin. Preceded at 7 p.m. by socializing.
7:30 p.m., Cleary University, 3601 Plymouth. Free. (844) 973-6287. [map]

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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Jazz-Fusion Percussion Ensemble & iMpact Youth Percussion Ensemble: U-M School of Music.

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Performances by the U-M music student Jazz-Fusion Percussion Ensemble and the high school iMpact Youth Percussion Ensemble. Program includes works by Bach, Glassock, Levitan, Metheny, and others.
8 p.m., U-M Music School McIntosh Theater, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]

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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Trombone Studio Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Students of David Jackson perform solo works by Bozza, Defaye, Larsson, Lebedev, Stojowski, Sulek, and Ticheli.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

"Discovering Schumann": Kerrytown Concert House.

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The violinist Svetlana Mondrusov and pianist Natalia Tokar-both Russian-born musicians currently studying at MSU-present a lecture-concert of Schumann's two Sonatas for Violin and Piano, op. 105 and op. 121.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]

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"Open Stage Showcase": The Ark.

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Performance by 2 audience favorites TBA of the Ark's Open Stage nights.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $10 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

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 8-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Smarty Pants Trivia Smackdown": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to round up 6 people to compete in a 5-round trivia contest. Prizes for the top 2 teams.
8-9:30 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100. Free. 475-8732. [map]

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