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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, June 6, 2017






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: SUN SHEN.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Alexis Neuhaus at alexis@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. alexis@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 8 a.m.  Free! 

"A2 Early Morning Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Pace & destination TBA.
Various times, meet at Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd Free. 545-0541. [map]


 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Domino's Farms Marks 150th Birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright with Private Collection Exhibit.

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The legacy of America's greatest architect endures to this day in the over 600 buildings and special designs he created, and his influence on architecture and design continues to resonate worldwide. As part of the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth on June 8, 1867, Domino's Farms welcomes visitors to the Thomas S. Monaghan Frank Lloyd Wright Collection exhibition for the month of June.
Located within the Wright-inspired Prairie-style building at Domino's Farms, the exhibition includes original drawings, blueprints, and models of some of Wright's most celebrated designs including the world-famous Fallingwater, cantilevered over a mountain stream in southwest Pennsylvania, as well as windows from several Wright-built homes-or as he called his exquisite designs in glass, "light screens." Michigan is well represented with models of two Detroit-area houses and Wright's original colorful design drawings for a house in Ann Arbor.
Highlights of the exhibition include stained g
Domino's Farms Corporation, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Free. 734-930-3220. ldroze@avemariafoundation.org [map]



 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
10:30-11:30 a.m. (Sat.) & 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Tues.), AAHOM Green Room (lower level), 220 E. Ann. $12 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 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), Sept. 13-Apr. 25. 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.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Veterans Park Zamboni Rain Garden Workday.

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All invited to help with maintenance of the garden built downhill of the Zamboni snow pile to catch the snowmelt. Master gardeners are on hand to answer questions and discuss rain gardens in general. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Tools, gloves, and water provided.
10 a.m.-noon, Veterans Memorial Park, meet in the parking lot west of the pool. Free. 222-6813.


 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.
9:30-10:15 & 10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Tues. Activities begin at 11 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($3), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar, followed at 1 p.m. by mahjongg, quilting, and other games & activities, and at 1:30 p.m., Yiddish Tish, a Yiddish conversation group that also includes readings of Yiddish stories. Homemade buffet luncheon ($3) available at noon. All invited.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Please join us for this one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between.
We are currently discussing readings from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness for Beginners: reclaiming the present moment--and your life. No need to buy the book.
Center for Innovation (formerly St. Joe's Urgent Care), 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 1 p.m. 

Womens Golf Club at University of Michigan: University Womens Golf Club.

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Please join us every Tues and/or Thurs for either 9 or 18 hole golf at our new clubhouse! No upfront green fees! Call for information on how to join us!
University of Michigan Blue Golf Course, 500 E Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. see website. (734) 615-GOLF (615-4653). https://sites.google.com/site/universitywomensgolfclub/ [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Sexual Health, Pleasure and Intimacy in Aging Populations": Jewish Family Services.

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This course will examine sexual health and intimacy from a pleasure and self-knowledge lens versus performance. Changes in biology, psychological, emotional and social aspects will be considered as part of the aging process and participants will be introduced to sexual health research and assessment and treatment tools that are useful for individuals in aging populations and practitioners working with this population.
LMSWs in attendance will earn 2 CEUs (one in Pain!)
Student (non-CEU): $15
General (non student, non CEU): $20
LMSW (earning CEUs): $30
StoryPoint will provide a "Dine & Dash: Dinner for 2 and bottle of wine to go!" for all registrants!
Registration online at: www.jfsannarbor.org/ceus
StoryPoint Saline, 6230 S State Rd, Saline. $15-$30. ceus@jfsannarbor.org www.jfsannarbor.org/ceus [map]



 4:45 p.m. 

Cinetopia International Film Festival.

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June 1-7. This 5th annual Michigan Theater film festival features dozens of films-many of which are Michigan premieres-screened over 7 days at 3 local venues (Michigan Theater, U-M Lorch Hall, and Zingerman's Cornman Farms). The festival also includes several Detroit venues (see cinetopiafestival.org for info about screenings in Detroit, which run June 2-11). The films include narrative feature-length films and documentaries that recently premiered at international festivals such as Sundance and Berlin.

June 1:

At the Michigan Theater: "The Hero" (Brett Haley, 2017). Comedy that stars Sam Elliott as an aging Western star and Nick Offerman as his drug dealer buddy. 7:30 p.m. "Quest" (Jonathan Olshefski, 2017). Documentary that follows the daily struggles and successes of a working-class Philadelphia family over the course of 8 years. Also screens June 3 & 6 (see below). 9:45 p.m.

June 2:

At the Michigan Theater: "White Colour Black" (Joseph Adesunloye, 2016). Supermodel Dudley O'Shaughnessy stars as a hedonistic young photographer who travels to Senegal to bury his estranged father. 12:45 p.m. "In Between" (Maysaloun Hamoud, 2016). Drama, set in Tel-Aviv, about 3 Palestinian roommates: a stylish lawyer, a lesbian DJ and bartender, and a devout Muslim. Also screens June 3 (see below). Hebrew & Aramaic, subtitles. 1 p.m. "Bugs" (Andreas Johnsen, 2016). Documentary that follows researchers at a Copenhagen lab and their chef partners who are exploring the viability of insects as a primary food source. 1:15 p.m. "Afterimage" (Andrzej Wajda, 2016). Biopic about mid-20th-century Polish artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski, whose art and livelihood were threatened by Stalinism. Also screens June 3 (see below). Polish, subtitles. 3:45 p.m. "I Am Not Madame Bovary" (Xiaogang Feng, 2016). Insightful drama about a woman who fights the Chinese bureaucracy after being swindled by her ex-husband. Mandarin, subtitles. 4 p.m. "Free and Easy" (Jun Geng, 2017). Dark comedy about a traveling soap salesman who arrives in a desolate town where a crime sets the strange residents against each other. Chinese, subtitles. 4:15 p.m. "Golden Exits" (Alex Ross Perry, 2017). Drama about a young foreign assistant who disrupts the lives of an unhappily married couple in Brooklyn. 6:45 p.m. "Columbus" (Kogonada, 2017). Comic drama about a man who finds himself stuck in a small Midwestern town where his estranged father is in a coma. He befriends a woman who's reluctant to leave the town because she wants to stay with her mother, a recovering drug addict. 7 p.m. "Sami Blood" (Amanda Kernell, 2016). A teenage Sami girl growing up in 1930s Sweden struggles to reconcile her reindeer-breeding culture with the opportunities and freedoms her Swedish peers enjoy. Swedish & Sami, subtitles. 7:15 p.m. "Check It" (Dana Flor & Toby Oppenheimer, 2016). Documentary that follows a Washington, D.C., LGBT gang. 9:30 p.m. "School Life" (Neasa Ní Chianáin & David Rane, 2016). Documentary about an Irish boarding school that teaches rock 'n' roll as well as a traditional curriculum. Also screens June 4 (see below). 9:45 p.m. "Band Aid" (Zoe Lister-Jones, 2017). Comedy about a couple who tries to save their marriage by starting a punk band and turning their fights into songs. 10 p.m.

At U-M Lorch Hall: "Pop Aye" (Kirsten Tan, 2017). Poignant and humorous drama about a down-on-his luck architect who bumps into an elephant from his childhood. The duo embarks on a journey to the village where the architect grew up. Thai, subtitles. Also screens June 5 (see below). 6 p.m. "The Wound" (John Trengove, 2017). Drama about a South African factory worker who travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. Xhosa, subtitles. Also screens June 5 (see below). 9 p.m.

June 3:

At the Michigan Theater: "Rage" (Yohei Maki, 2016). A grisly murder links 3 seemingly unrelated stories in 3 different Japanese cities. Japanese, subtitles. Also screens June 7 (see below). 1 p.m. "CCS Showcase." Screening of short films by College for Creative Studies students. 1:15 p.m. "Fanny's Journey" (Lola Doillon, 2016). Coming-of-age drama about a 13-year-old who attempts to lead a group of children out of Nazi-occupied France. French, subtitles. 1:30 p.m. "Tribal Justice" (Anne Makepeace, 2017). Documentary that focuses on 2 Native American judges who attempt to rehabilitate rather than incarcerate offenders. Also screens June 7 (see below). 4 p.m. "Clash" (Mohamed Diab, 2016). Drama, set entirely in the back of a police truck, about detainees from different political and social backgrounds who are brought together following the ousting of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. Arabic, subtitles. 4:30 p.m. "Step" (Amanda Lipitz, 2017). Documentary about the step dance team at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. 6:45 p.m. "In Between." See June 2 listing above. 7 p.m. "12th and Clairmount" (Brian Kaufman, 2017). Documentary about the 1967 Detroit riot that draws on more than 400 reels of home movies shot by Detroiters. 7:15 p.m. "Patti Cake$" (Geremy Jasper, 2017). Drama about an aspiring hip-hop MC who's desperate to escape her downtrodden New Jersey home town. 9 p.m. "Destined" (Qasim Basir, 2016). Drama-fantasy filmed in Detroit that imagines 2 life courses for a young man: as an up-and-coming architect being used by cynical real estate developers to gentrify his old neighborhood and as a powerful drug lord. 9:15 p.m. "Whose Streets?" (Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis, 2017). Documentary about how the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown sparked a global movement. Also screens June 6 (see below), 9:30 p.m. "Fraud" (Dean Fleischer-Camp, 2016). Documentary that pieces together an average family's seemingly banal iPhone home movies into a dark tale of criminal activity. 11:15 p.m.

At U-M Lorch Hall: "Quest." See June 1 listing above. 4 p.m. "Afterimage." See June 2 listing above. 6:45 p.m. "Rat Film" (Theo Anthony, 2016). Documentary about the history of Baltimore, told through a kaleidoscopic array of viewpoints about rats, from those who keep them as pets to exterminators. 9:30 p.m.

June 4:

At the Michigan Theater: "The Legacies Project." Screening of short films made by area high school and college students based on their interviews with local senior citizens. FREE, 12:15 p.m. "Detroit Voices Retrospective." Screening of short films curated and introduced by Sultan Sharrief. 3:15 p.m. "Uncle Jessie White: Portrait of a Delta Bluesman in Detroit" (Stashu Kybartas & Doug Drummond, 2017). Documentary about the life and career of the beloved blues musician who left the Jim Crow South in 1950 and helped shape Detroit's blues scene. 3:30 p.m. "44 Pages" (Tony Shaff, 2017). Charming documentary about the beloved Highlights children's magazine. 3:45 p.m. "Dina" (Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles, 2017). Documentary about the unconventional relationship between a suburban autistic woman and her fiancé, a Walmart greeter with Asperger syndrome. 5:45 p.m. "School Life." See June 2 listing above. 6 p.m. "I Dream in Another Language" (Ernesto Contreras, 2017). Drama-fantasy about a philologist searching for a dying indigenous language in Mexico when he uncovers a supernatural love story. Spanish & English, subtitles. Also screens June 6 (see below). 6:15 p.m. "Menashe" (Joshua Weinstein, 2017). Yiddish drama, set in Brooklyn's Hasidic Jewish community, about a widower who fights for custody of his son. Subtitles. 8 p.m. "The Wailing" (Hong-jin Na, 2016). Horror-fantasy about a remote Korean mountain town where a mysterious disease that causes viciousness is spreading. Korean & Japanese, subtitles. 8:30 p.m.

June 5:

At the Michigan Theater: "Pop Aye." See June 2 listing above. 6:45 p.m. "Sex, Lies and Videotape" (Stephen Soderbergh, 1989). Drama about four 30-somethings with dysfunctional sex lives. Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, James Spader. 7 p.m. "Solitaire" (Sophie Boutros, 2016). Comic drama, set in a small Lebanese village, about a woman excitedly preparing to meet her daughter's new suitor and his family, all the while carrying on a one-sided conversation with framed photos of her brother who was killed 20 years prior by a Syrian bomb. Then she discovers her soon-to-be in-laws are Syrian. Arabic, subtitles. 9:30 p.m. "The Wound." See June 2 listing above. 9:45 p.m.

June 6:

At the Michigan Theater: "Metropolitan" (Whit Stillman, 1990). Young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely enjoying the gala debutante season, when an outsider joins them and stirs things up. 4:45 p.m. "I Dream in Another Language." See June 4 listing above. 6:45 p.m. "Whose Streets?" See June 3 listing above. 7:15 p.m. "Hoop Dreams" (Steve James, 1994). Stark documentary about the struggles of 2 inner city teens to pursue their dreams of professional basketball. FREE, 7:30 p.m. "Quest." See June 1 listing above. 9:30 p.m.

June 7:

At the Michigan Theater: "Tribal Justice." See June 3 listing above. 6:30 p.m. "Rage" See June 3 listing above. 9:15 p.m.

At Zingerman's Cornman Farms (8540 Island Lake Rd., Dexter): "Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry" (Laura Dunn & Jef Sewell, 2016). Documentary about farmer, writer, and activist Berry. 8 p.m.

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Various times & locations. Tickets $12 (Michigan Theater members, $9; 4-pack, $42; festival passes, $50-$150) in advance at cinetopiafestival.org and the Michigan Theater, and at the door. 668-TIME. [map]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

2016 Cruise Nights: Chelsea Classic Cruisers.

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Every 1st & 3rd Tues, June-Sept. All invited to bring their classic and vintage autos to display.Trophy awards given each week. Also, live music, games, a 50/50 raffle.
5-8 p.m., Wendy's parking lot, Brown Dr. at Commerce Park (west of M-52), Chelsea. Free. 649-1106.


 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band: Zal Gaz Grotto.

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Paul Klinger's 8-piece Easy Street Jazz Band performs fun and exciting dixieland and traditional jazz every Tuesday from 5:30 till 8:30 PM at their home, Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline on the west side of Ann Arbor).
Paul Klinger formed the Easy Street Jazz Band in 1971. The band recently celebrated their 45th anniversary of playing trad jazz in Ann Arbor. Today's version of ESJB features pianist and jazz scholar Dr. James Dapogny, string bassist Paul Keller, drummer Pete Siers, guitarist/banjoist Rod McDonald, clarinetist Janelle Reichman, trombonist Terry Kimura and their glorious leader Paul Klinger on cornet and soprano sax.
Come any Tuesday at 5:30 PM and enjoy ESJB playing jazz selections from Duke Ellington, Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, Hoagy Carmichael, Louis Armstrong and more of the good stuff from the first 30 or 40 years of jazz.
Good food and drinks - all reasonably priced - at ZGG. Free parking. No steps.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline). $10 at the door. Students under 18 enter free of charge.. 734-663-1202. [map]



 6-8 p.m. 

"30 Shades Of Rosé Wine Tasting": Vinology Wine Bar and Restaurant.

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Join our next Vinology Wine Club event. There will be approximately 30 different rosés and light appetizers will be offered. All club members will receive free admission to the event and may bring a guest for free. If you are interested in signing up to be a member before June 1st for a 6-month term, you will receive two bottles for the month of May, the last month at no cost, free admission to the wine tasting, plus you can bring a guest for half off! Reservations are required - (734) 222-9841. The cost is $40 per person.
Vinology Wine Bar and Restaurant, 110 South Main Street. $40. 734-222-9841. info@vinologya2.com www.vinologya2.com [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Dog & 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. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"Fete d' Ete: Progressive Bicycle Wine Dinner": Anne Amie Vineyards.

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Anne Amie Vineyards, a family owned winery in Oregon's Willamette Valley, will once again visit the great state of Michigan this June. Instead of the traditional wine dinner, Thomas Houseman, winemaker and avid cyclist, brings an element of summer fun with a series of progressive winemaker dinners on bicycle called Fête d' Été (summer party), aptly named for that magical time during the cusp of Summer in the Great Lakes.
In each city, we will travel between 5 restaurants atop bicycles, with the entire dinner party in tow. Each ride is designed to give diners a fresh perspective on their city, bicycling infrastructure, and a sense of community. The Great Lakes region has been enjoying an urban revitalization in many cities, and the rides show evolving landscapes.
2017 rides will take place in Detroit, Ann Arbor & Traverse City. Each dinner is $89 all-inclusive and includes a Fête d' Été tour t-shirt. Guests are expected to provide their own bicycle.
Morgan & York (Starting and ending point). $89. 4196990030. adam@ampelographywines.com http://anneamie.com/events/fete-dete/



 6 p.m. 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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


 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.), & 6 p.m. (Nov.), meet at Barton Park on Huron River Dr. 276-0240. [map]


 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Tuesday Evening Dirt Road Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues., Moderate-paced ride, 25-55 miles, on dirt roads for cross, mountain, and hybrid bikes.
6:15 p.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap knitting tips.
6-9 p.m., call for location. Free, $2 monthly dues. meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/, 945-3035.


 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Mon.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to compete in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m.), and modern (Fri. 6:30 p.m., competitive) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards.
6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 6:30 p.m. (all dates), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 & $7.50 (casual), $10 & $15 (competitive), & $10 (booster draft). 786-3746. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency": U-M Ford Presidential Library.

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Acclaimed writer, journalist, and documentary filmmaker Chris Whipple discusses his new book based on candid conversations with all 17 living chiefs of staff and 2 former presidents. Book sale, signing & reception.
7 p.m., Ford Library, 1000 Beal. Free. 205-0555. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Anatomy of Sound Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Adult flutists perform this recital that is the culmination of a 4-day flute workshop.
7 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Form: SUN SHEN.

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In this class, you will build a solid foundation in Tai-Chi principles in an intimate setting, with guidance and personal adjustment in the SUN SHEN 35 Form from accomplished instructors. As you learn the sequence and details of the Form, you will experience the calm, effortless power that comes from relaxed focus. Classes are held Monday at 6pm, and Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Contact Alexis Neuhaus at alexis@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. 734-845-9786. alexis@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Courtney Maum: Literati Bookstore.

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This New York- and Paris-based writer is joined by U-M creative writing grad student Callie Collins in a discussion of Touch, Maum's new witty novel about a tech maven who's paid for her opinions on the future of everything from clothes to gadgets to food to families. When she moves from Paris to NYC to work for a tech giant, she senses a new wave of humanism that is out of sync with her employers' mission. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. All age 18 & over invited to play. No partner needed. Cash prize for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill East, 3140 Packard. $5 entry fee; buy your own food. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m. 

English Country Dance: 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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Local Theater": OLLI after 5 (U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute).

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Panel discussion with the artistic and executive directors of several local small-scale theater companies, including Chelsea Area Players, Dreamland Theater, Encore Theater, Pointless Brewery and Theater, PTD Productions, and Theatre Nova.
7-8:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $8. 998-9351. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Club members show their traditional and digital slides on various topics, including the monthly assignment, "Zig Zag."
7:30 p.m., Forsythe Middle School Media Center, 1655 Newport Rd. Free. 327-4781. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Jesse Kramer Trio: Aut Bar.

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Jesse Kramer (drums), Kurt Krahnke (bass) and Bobby Streng Sax play an eclectic mix of Jazz
Aut Bar, 315 Braun Court, Kerrytown. Free admission. 994-3677. [map]


 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.

Oct. 3: Hag-Seed, Margaret Atwood's 2016 novel about a theater director, unceremoniously ousted from his role as a festival director, for a festival, who lands a job teaching theater in prison, where he enacts revenge by staging an interactive, illusion-ridden version of The Tempest.

Nov. 7: The Trespasser, Tana French's latest Murder Squad novel. New partners Steve Moran and Antoinette Conway are investigating a woman's murder when Conway discovers the victim had a secret lover on the police force.

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7:30-9 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of Llámame Brooklyn, a novel, by New York-based Spanish writer Eduardo Lago, about a New York journalist's immersion into the life and unfinished novel of his dead colleague.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate Shopping Center. Free. 662-0600.


 8 p.m. 

Diana Krall: Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Frank Sinatra once called Tony Bennett the best in the business, and later Bennett said the same of Krall, the bewitching Canadian chanteuse-pianist known for her smooth, smoky renditions of jazz-pop standards by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Nat King Cole, and others. "It is difficult to believe that so much soulfulness and glamour can be in the same place at the same time," says Time magazine. Her albums feature songs of romance and longing performed in a voice that's been described as evoking "wild honey with a spoonful of scotch," and several of them have sold hundreds of thousands of copies--numbers usually associated with pop recordings. Krall's new album, Turn Up the Quiet, is a collection of jazz standards, such as Cole Porter's "Night and Day" and the Rodgers and Hart classic "Isn't it Romantic?"
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets ($65 & up) go on sale Feb. 10 at a2sf.org & by phone. 764-2538. [map]



 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8:30-10 p.m.  Free! 

Opera on Tap.

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Local opera singers perform arias and art songs that address this month's theme, "Not All 'Princes' Are Charming."
8:30-10 p.m. (seating begins at 6:30 p.m.), Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 56 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted (buy your own food). Reservations required (call between 10 a.m. & 8 p.m.). 483-5230. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Arbor Brewing Company: Sam Corbin

Lansing pop-folk singer-songwriter whose influences range from Leonard Cohen to Bob Dylan. [venue info]

Earle: Keaton Royer

Solo jazz pianist. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo

Local pop-rock singer-songwriter who recently released the CD Color Wheel. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Songwriters Open Mike"

All songwriters invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]

 
 


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