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Calendar of Events

Monday, May 12, 2014






 
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.
8 a.m. (June-Aug.) & 9 a.m. (Apr., May, & Sept.-Nov.), meet at 960 Forest Rd. off Country Club Dr., Barton Hills. Free. 761-2885, 663-5060.
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]
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 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Socrates Café: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All invited to join a philosophical discussion that draws on the Socratic method of questioning underlying assumptions. The Socrates Cafe models its discussions on the book of the same name by Christopher Phillips.
10:30-11:30 a.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 794-6250. [map]
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 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Affordable Care Act 1:1": Chelsea District Library.

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Center for Family & Health regional lead ACA navigator Danielle Carpenter is on hand to offer personalized assistance understanding and applying for insurance under the new health care law.
1:30-4:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732, ext. 219. [map]
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 3:30-4:30 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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 4:30, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Only Lovers Left Alive": Michigan Theater.

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(Jim Jarmusch, 2013). Romantic vampire drama about a vampire musician whose centuries-old love affair is tested by the arrival of his lover's impulsive younger sister. Tilda Swinton.
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). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
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 4:45 p.m. 

"Ernest & Celestine": Michigan Theater.

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(Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, & Benjamin Renner; 2012). Animated story of the unlikely friendship between a bear and a young mouse.
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). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Paved Country Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced training ride, 18-24 miles, along country roads west of town.
5 p.m. (Apr. & Oct.), 5:30 p.m. (May), & 6 p.m. (June-Sept.), meet at Pine Cross Ln. east off Parker Rd. (between Jackson & Liberty), Scio Twp. Free. 426-5116. [map]
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 6 & 8 p.m. 

Community High School Jazz Band: The Ark.

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Performance by this nationally prominent local high school ensemble, a popular attraction at festivals and fundraisers.
6 & 8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $5 from Community High School and at the door. 761-1451. [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

"Changing Patterns": Ann Arbor Fiber Arts Guild.

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St. Mary's College (Notre Dame) art professor Julie Tourtillotte shows and discusses her fabric works, drawings, and prints.
6:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1601 W. Liberty. $5 (members, free). annarborfiberartsguild.org. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"On My Way": Michigan Theater.

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(Emmanuelle Bercot, 2013). Unable to face her failing relationship and her failing business, a restaurateur takes her grandson on a road trip. Catherine Deneuve. French, 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). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Book Discussion: Nicola's Books.

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Representatives from 4 major publishing houses discuss their new titles. 20% discount on books discussed.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Friends of McKune Memorial Library Mystery Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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Discussion of several books in different mystery series.

Oct. 13: Jane Casey's Maeve Kerrigan mysteries.

Nov. 10: William Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor mysteries.

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7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant, Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-7035. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan at Gettysburg": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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Talk by MSU history professor Roger Rosentreter.
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! 

"The Civilized Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced "no-drop" ride, 12-18 miles, to Dexter, with a possible stop for ice cream. A good rise for beginners. Basic repair tips offered at 6:30 p.m.
7 p.m. sharp, 610 Brierwood Ct. (off Arborview east of Westwood from Dexter). Free. 945-4133. [map]
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 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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May 5, 12, & 19. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Arborsong Chamber Choir: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Jane Panikkar directs this Concordia University student choir in a program of chamber works TBA.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Billy Ray Bauer: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Sept. 12 & 13 (contingent on availability of new location; updates at aacomedy.com). This dynamic Detroit jokester uses a fine repertoire of voices and dialects to tell fresh, lively stories, often drawn from his experiences as the father of 4 boys. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $11 reserved seating in advance, $13 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
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 8-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Viewing Night": U-M Detroit Observatory.

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May 6 & 12. All invited to peer at the night sky through antique telescopes. The Observatory dome can be opened only during mild, dry weather, so check dept.astro.lsa.umich.edu/detroit.php after 5 p.m. to see if the event has been canceled due to weather conditions.
8-9:30 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. Free. 764-3482. [map]
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 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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