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Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 8, 2014






 
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 8 a.m. 

MHealthy's Spring Exercise and Relaxation Classes: MHealthy.

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MHealthy's Spring Exercise and Relaxation Classes
Classes run May 8 - August 20. MHealthy offers more than 120 classes ranging from step aerobics and body sculpting to Pilates, spinning, yoga, Zumba, and everything in between! Classes are open to the U-M community as well as to the general public, and are held at various campus locations and at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. There is a class for you at a location near you! For class schedule and cost information, call (734) 647-7888 or visit http://www.Mhealthy.umich.edu/exercise.

University of Michigan, Campus. Fees vary. 734/647-7888. mhealthy@umich.edu http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/activity/
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 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Spring Migration Walk in Nichols Arboretum": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thurs., Apr. 3-May 29. All invited to join club members for a walk through the Arb to look for resident birds and early migrants, which begin arriving in earnest toward the end of April.
8-11 a.m., meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview off Geddes. Free. 994-3569.
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Jackson County Brunch Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Moderate-paced ride, 25-50 miles, along the less traveled roads of scenic Jackson County.
9 a.m., meet at Cavanaugh Lake Park, Cavanaugh Lake Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, 3.2 miles west of Chelsea. Free. 994-5908. [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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 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Public-Private Partnerships: Does the Taxpayer Win or Lose?": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs., Apr, 10-May 15. A series of 6 weekly lectures by different U-M and visiting speakers.

Apr 10: EMU sociology professor Paul Leighton discusses "Unleashing the Profit Motive in Punishment and Rehabilitation: Prison Privatization in the U.S. & Japan." <

Apr. 17: The prominent attorney David Lick, a member of the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships, on "Public-Private Partnerships Practical Applications."

Apr 24: Mackinac Center for Public Policy Fiscal Policy Initiative director Michael LaFaive on "Public-Private Partnerships: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly."

May 1: U-M North Campus Research Complex executive director David Cantor on "Public-Private Partnerships on a University Campus: A Problem or a Solution?"

May 8: Republican Leadership Council member Joe Schwarz, an old-school moderate Republican who is a former Battle Creek mayor, Michigan state senator, and U.S. Congressman, on "How Public-Private Partnerships Can Work to Benefit Everyone."

May 15: Roland Zullo, a research scientist who has studies the privatization of public services since the mid-90s, on "Explaining Privatization Failure."

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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 a.m.  Free! 

"Spring Unfolding Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Beginner-friendly slow-paced ride, 10-15 miles, around Ann Arbor neighborhoods to explore the delights of local gardens, parks, and cafes.
10 a.m., meet at Gallup Park Canoe Livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. (west side of Huron Pkwy.). Free. 971-5763, 663-5060. [map]
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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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 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [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-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., Thurs. except Sept. 1.All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge, and (beginning in Sept.) ACBL-sanctioned Swiss team bridge (Sat.). Bring a partner; if you lack the full 4-person complement needed for Swiss team bridge, the center will supply a pair to play with you. Refreshments during the week, buffet lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Sat.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Burns Park Elementary School (Aug.), 1414 Wells, & Senior Center (Sept.), 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs. 794-6250. [map]
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 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"J.S.Bach's Orgelbüchlein": First Baptist Church Coffee Break Concert Series.

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Local organists Shin-Ae Chun, Gail Jennings, Naki Kripfgans, and Alice Van Wambeke perform selections from Bach's Little Organ Book, on the church's 3-manual Robert Noehren organ, including chorale preludes for Easter, Pentecost, Song of Simeon and other occasions.
12:15 p.m., First Baptist Church, 517 E. Washington. Free. 663-9376. [map]
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 1 p.m. 

Ikebana International Chapter 183.

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Tentative. Club members lead a session of ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. Call for instructions on equipment to bring.
1 p.m., University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Dr. (off Huron Pkwy.). $15 (members, $8) materials fee. (248) 685-7696. [map]
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 2, 5, & 8 p.m. 

Jewish Film Festival.

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May 4-8. Annual touring festival of documentary and feature films on Jewish themes.

May 4: Lost Town (Richard Goldewicht & Jeremy Goldscheider, 2012). Documentary about one man's obsessive search to get closer to his deceased father by uncovering the story of his family's town of Trochenbrod, the Ukrainian shtetl obliterated by the Nazis that was the only all-Jewish town ever to exist outside of Palestine. 1 p.m. The Upside Down Book (Matthew White, 2013). Documentary about the story behind a copy of Mein Kampf brought home from Germany to Boston by a Jewish American soldier. Preceded by the documentary short Reporting on the Times; The New York Times and the Holocaust (Emily Harrold, 2012). 4 p.m. The Ceremony (Avi Weissblei & Eliran Knoller, 2013). An 80-year-old colonel is preparing to command the national ceremony on Israel's Independence Day--as he has done annually for more than 30 years-when a week before the ceremony, disaster strikes unexpectedly. Hebrew, subtitles. 8 p.m.

May 5: No Place on Earth (Janet Tobias, 2013). Documentary about a cave exploration in Ukraine that leads to the unearthing of a story of WWII survivors who once found shelter in it. English, German, & Yiddish; subtitles. 2 p.m. The Zigzag Kid (Vincent Bal, 2012). A delinquent boy, the son of a police inspector, hooks up with a master burglar and enters a world of disguises, chases, French chansons and a mysterious woman whose secrets will change his life forever. Dutch, French, & English; subtitles. 8 p.m.

May 6: The Third Half (Darko Mitrevski, 2012). Determined to build the best football club in Macedonia, Dimitry hires a German coach to galvanize his ragtag team, but when the first Nazi tanks roll through the city and the beautiful daughter of a local banker elopes with his star player, all his plans must change. German, Ladino, Bulgarian, Serbian, & English; subitles. 2 p.m. Blumenthal (Seth Fisher, 2013). Comedy about the relatives of a legendary playwright who made a career parodying his family and died laughing at one of his own jokes. 5 p.m. The Attack (Ziad Doueiri, 2012). An Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv discovers a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a suicide bombing. Hebrew & Arabic, subtitles. 8 p.m.

May 7: Next Year in Jerusalem (David Gaynes, 2013). Documentary about 8 nursing home residents given one last great adventure, a trip to Israel. 2 p.m. Bethlehem (Yuval Adler, 2013). Drama about the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Hebrew & Arabic, subtitles. 5 p.m. Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story (Barry Avrich, 2013). Documentary about the influential Canadian standup comic best-known for the biblical sermonettes that lead to the cancellation of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. 8 p.m.

May 8: Out in the Dark (Michael Mayer, 2012). Drama about the love affair between two men on opposite sites of the Middle East conflict, a Palestinian student and an Israeli lawyer. Arabic & Hebrew, subtitles. 2 p.m. The Pin (Naomi Jaye, 2013). Two young people experience love and loss while in hiding during WWII. After a life of regret, the young man, now old, is faced with an opportunity for redemption. Yiddish, subtitles. 5 p.m. The Sturgeon Queens (Julie Cohen, 2014), a 45-minute documentary about a 100-year0old Lower East Side lox and herring emporium, and Never a Bystander (Evelyn Ruth Neuhaus, 2014), a 30-minute documentary in which Ann Arborite Irene Butter, a U-M Schoool of Public Health professor emerita, talks about her experiences as a Holocaust survivor. 8 p.m.

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Various times, Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (festival pass, $100) in advance and at the door. 971-0990. [map]
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 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Mother's Day Gift": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to make a gift and card.
3-4 p.m., SDL Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]
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 4:15-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chapter Champs: Saline District Library.

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Book discussion group for kids in grades K-4. Books TBA.
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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 4:45-5:45 p.m. 

Youth Aerial Silk at Ringstar: Ringstar Studio.

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Aerial Silks are an exciting and beautiful circus art involving two long fabric "ribbons" which a performer does tricks in. Also known as aerial dance, this art is a great way to develop strength, coordination, flexibility, spatial awareness, and confidence. Kids in grades 6-12 are welcome to attend this series of after school classes designed specifically for young people. Younger people are welcome to observe a class to see if they're ready. No experience necessary!
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. $10. diane@a2ringstar.com http://a2ringstar.com [map]
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 6-10 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Pizza Fest.

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It is an undeniable fact that the people of Ann Arbor and its surrounding communities love pizza. Dozens of pizza places from chains to independents dot the landscape offering their own spin on this cheesy, saucy delight. On Thursday, May 8, from 6 pm to 11 pm, pizza fans from throughout the region will gather for a fabulous one evening food festival called the Ann Arbor Pizza Fest at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. Delicious slices from top area pizzerias like the Tower Inn Café, City's Pizza and Subs, Cottage Inn, Rollin Stone Wood Fired Pizza and Jet's will all be available for you to savor under one roof. A diverse selection of music suitable for all ages will be performed by one of Michigan's finest DJ talents. Attendees can browse and shop in our local business bazaar. Kids can play together in our bounce house and activities area. Visit www.pizza-fest.com for more details.
Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road. Online advance tickets: $10.00 Adults, $7.00 Children 6 - 12. (248) 809-9644. bill@quevco.com www.pizza-fest.com [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.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Dirt Road Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced ride, 25-55 miles, on dirt roads.
6 p.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]
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 6:30-10 p.m. 

Cuddle Party: Eugene Hedlund of Sheddingskins.

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Cuddle Party is a 3 1/2 hour workshop experience where participants engage in communication exercises, explore touch in a non-sexual space, experience personal exploration and intimacy, and have fun with like minded friends from the community.
Participants ability to connect with and develop greater trust in others is emphasized during the self-affirming group exchanges of Cuddle Party, and personal care is a cornerstone.
We will learn about voicing YES and NO decisions without guilt, shame or fear.
Contact Caryn with questions and to register 734-646-1351
Residential Home, 2301 Arrowwood Trl, Ann Arbor 48105. $29 per person; $49 per couple. 734-646-1351. artemisia418@gmail.com http://thedoctorstv.com/videolib/init/6154 [map]
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 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Thursday Northeast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 15-25 miles, through some of the area's hillier terrain.
6:45 p.m. (May), 6:30 p.m., (Apr. & June-Aug.), 6:15 p.m. (Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297. [map]
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 7 & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Lunchbox": The Michigan Theater.

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(Ritesh Batra, 2013). A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunch delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man. Irrfan Khan. Hindi & English, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org; 668-TIME. [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.-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.
1-6 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m.-midnight (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [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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 7-9 p.m. 

Weekly Ecstatic Transformational Dance: Caryn Simon.

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SheddingSkins: Ecstatic Dance is a dynamic movement practice of being in your body that ignites creativity, connection, and community. This practice facilitates deep and unending explorations, moving the dancer beyond self-imposed limitations and isolation into new depths of creativity and connection. Each rhythm is interpreted by individuals in a uniquely personal way, opening them to a new sense of freedom and possibility that is both surprising and healing, exhilarating as well as deeply restorative. When we practice SheddingSkins: Ecstatic Dance, we learn to creatively express aggressiveness and vulnerability, emotions and anxieties, edges and ecstasies. It reconnects us to cycles of birth & death and hooks us into humanity and the spirit of all living things. Within the group context we create connection and community and hone our instincts and our intuitions. We are made up of all walks of life - every culture, religion, race, gender, age and sexual preference are welcome.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103, suite 22. $15. 734-646-1351. artemisia418@gmail.com [map]
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 7-9 p.m. 

"Bocks & Trappists": Arbor Brewing Company Beer Tasting.

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A chance to sample and learn about more than 2 dozen bock, doppelbocks, and Belgian Trappist ales. Also, a drawing for beer-related prizes. The price of admission includes unlimited beer sampling and a German appetizer buffet.
7-9 p.m., Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 (if available) at the door. 213-1393. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Ice Cream Social: The Struggle for the Soul of Ben & Jerry's": Nicola's Books.

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Journalist Brad Edmondson discusses his new book about the difficulties that ice cream company Ben & Jerry's has encountered in trying to fulfill its missions to make the world's best ice cream, support progressive causes, and share the company's profits with all stakeholders. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Mike & Share": Bookbound.

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Reading by poet (and local early music specialist) Janet Cannon. The program begins with an open mike for poets.
7 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Running for Public Office 101": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Former Ann Arbor city councilwoman Wendy Woods moderates a panel discussion with people who have successfully run for local school board, county commission, city council, and county clerk.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Take a Hike!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A city natural area preservation staff naturalist leads a hike through the popular 102-acre Barton Nature Area to explore its diverse natural features.
7-8:30 p.m., meet in the parking lot off Huron River Dr. just north of Bird Rd. Free. 327-8301.
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"UMjobs.org": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A U-M Human Resources Office business systems analyst discusses how to search and apply for U-M jobs.
7-9 p.m., AADL AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

35th Anniversary Concert: Washtenaw Community Concert Band.

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Chris Heidenreich conducts this 80-member band in the premiere of area composer David Biedenbender's Daybreak Crossing as well as favorites from the band's 35 years of performing. Also, a display of band memorabilia and appearances by former conductors Lynn Cooper, Paul Stanifer, and Jerry Robbins. Refreshments.
7:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. 252-9221. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Canceled: "Richard III": Performance Network Professional Season.

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Remainder of run canceled as of May 22. Julia Glander directs Shakespeare's history play, a masterful portrait of evil whose fratricidal protagonist savagely hacks his way to the throne, in a radically re-imagined production that explores themes of gender, power, and governance in the setting of a distant yet ominous future. Performance Network artistic director Carla Milarch stars as Richard. The cast also includes Brian Sage, John Seibert, Lynnae Lehfeldt, Drew Parker, Joanna Bronson, Terry Heck, Logan Ricket, Justin Dietzel, and Alysia Kolascz.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (May 10 & 24), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Apr. 24), $22 (Apr. 25 & 27 and May 1), and $30 (Apr. 26). May 2 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After May 2: $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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 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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 7:30 p.m. 

"Measure for Measure": Greenhills School.

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Ben Cohen directs students in Shakespeare's nasty comedy about the role of justice, mercy, and moral high-mindedness in human affairs.
7:30 p.m., Greenhills School Campbell Center for the Performing Arts, 850 Greenhills Dr. Free. 769-4010. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

David Dyer: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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May 1-3. This polished Grand Rapids comic, a contributing writer to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, features his unexpected takes on everything from marriage and raising kids to current events and ear hair. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty. $7 (Thurs.) & $10 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $9 (Thurs.) & $12 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Tracey MacDonald: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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May 8-10. Local debut of this L.A.-based Canadian comic known for her alternatingly acerbic and self-deprecating observational humor. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty. $9 (Thurs.) & $12 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $11 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Moonshadow Ride": Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Slow-, moderate-, and fast-paced rides, 8-24 miles, along the Gallup Park pathway.
9 p.m., east end of Mitchell Field parking lot, Fuller Rd. Free. 424-2802.
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 8 p.m. 

"Noises Off": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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May 8-11. Jason Smith directs local actors in Michael Frayn's popular comedy, which the New York Post called "the funniest farce ever written," about the hilarious misadventures of an acting troupe on tour with an awful British sex farce called Nothing On. The action features a backstage view of rehearsals and performances sabotaged by bloated egos, petty jealousies, furtive romances, and other distractions. Cast: Jimmy Dee Arnold, Laurie Atwood, Nick Boyer, Neil Clennan, Thom Johnson, Chris Manna, Kate Papachristou, Alexandria Strother, and Laura Tanner.
8 p.m. (May 8-10) & 2 p.m. (May 11), 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 & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 971-2228. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Spring Comedy Festival: Lovers, Liars, & Lunatics": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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See review. Every Wed.-Sun. (except Apr. 20), Apr. 3-May 24. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of several short comedies that explore the nature of love, loss, revenge, and renewal. Includes plays by Jeff Daniels, David MacGregor, Carey Crim, and others. Note: adult language and content.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Apr. 3-10 preview tickets$22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $32 (Sat. eve.). After Apr. 10: 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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