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Calendar of Events

Monday, September 11, 2017

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 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Exhibition on View: A Place in the Shade: Selected Projects by Charles Correa": The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Charles Correa (1930-2015) is arguably the most influential architect to have worked in modern India. Born in India and educated in the U.S., Correa earned a B. Arch. at the University of Michigan in 1953 and went on to receive his M.Arch. at MIT.
Over a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Correa's architecture, urban design, planning, and writings inspired generations, adapting the international language of modernism to the Indian context.. This exhibition, organized by Nondita Correa Mehrotra, the director of the Charles Correa Foundation, explores the breadth of his built work, through highlighting thirteen selected projects. Professor Craig Borum designed the exhibition. The exhibition accompanies the inaugural Charles Correa International Lecture, an annual lecture by an emerging architect engaged with global architecture and activism. The lecture will promote cultural understanding through design practice and discourse.
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734-764-1300. [map]

 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.

Call if temperatures are below 50 degrees.
9 a.m., meet at Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. 717-7567 , 663-5060.

 10 a.m. 

Stretch & Strength Yoga: Better Living Fitness Center.

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This class targets specific areas to build strength, increase flexibility and improve your overall fitness. Special focus is given to alignment and proper from in the poses. Great for beginners! $20 walk-in rate; also included with some Better Living Fitness Center memberships.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $20. (734) 442-2419. [map]

 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 22-Apr. 30. All women who can carry a tune, read music, and harmonize with a group are invited to join this independent local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). 665-9271. [map]

 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon. Play group for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings. Note: Play groups are also offered at 3 AADL branches: Malletts Creek (Tues., 10-11 a.m. & Thurs., 6:30-7:30 p.m.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard; Pittsfield (Wed., except May 17, 11 a.m.-noon), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; Westgate (Thurs. 2-3 p.m.), Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson; and Traverwood (Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m.) 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]

 1-2:30 & 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Conversation Group: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon., Tues.. Wed., & Fri. All levels of English speakers invited for conversation.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch (Mon. except Oct. 9), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch (Mon. & Tues.), 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy; and 6-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 1-2:30 p.m. (Fri.), AADL Malletts Creek Branch (Fri.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard. Free. 327-4555. [map]

 1-3:30 p.m. 

Splash: Basic Watercolor Class: USArtQuest.

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Make this the year you learn to paint in watercolor! Avoid frustration by learning from an artist with over 20 years experience: someone who has made all the mistakes, learned from them, & still loves watercolor with a passion.
Class #1 - Get familiar with the three things needed to do watercolor: paint, paper,& brushes. Everything you ever wanted to know about how to get started. You'll have a chance to get the feel of things so you can later build your own watercolor kit, bag or studio.
For returning painters, it'll be a refresher course & a look at new tools and techniques.
Class #2 - Practice, practice, practice! You'll learn how watercolor does what it does by playing around with it.
Class #3 - How to make a painting: learn simple composition & perspective; paint many small paintings to learn from before you go big; learn to correct mistakes.
Fee includes all materials.
USArtQuest, 18650 West Old US 12, Chelsea. $90. 734.562.2662. AskAnything@USArtQuest .com [map]

 3 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Group: Alzheimer's Association.

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An Alzheimer's Association caregiver support group is a safe place to learn, to talk, and to meet with others coping with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia. Support group members are typically the spouse, adult child, other family member or friend of someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. This group meets every 2nd Monday monthly and is confidential, free, and open to the public.
King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2685 Packard Rd. Free. 800-272-3900. [map]

 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Monday": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 8-12 invited to try out this computer game that involves building things with virtual blocks to work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL learning lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]

 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Robocalypse Now?: Technology and the Future of Work": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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Talk by New York Institute of Technology English professor Kevin LaGrandeur.
4-5:30 p.m., U-M Weill Hall Betty Ford Classroom, 735 S. State. Free. 615-9691. [map]

 4 p.m. 

"The Big Sick": Michigan Theater.

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Michael Showalter's 2017 rom-com about a young couple dealing with their cultural differences.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:15 & 7 p.m. 

"The Trip to Spain": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Winterbottom, 2017). The latest in a series of improvised travelogues starring British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon meditating on the perils of middle age, domesticity, and career as they eat their way through the Spanish countryside.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:30, 7:15, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge": Michigan Theater.

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(Marie Noelle, 2016). Lush biopic of the famous physicist and chemist and her struggle for recognition in the male-dominated science community in early 20th century France.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). [map]

 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Thurs. and Sept. 9 & 16. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows. Rehearsals usually last 1-2 hours. Also, on Sept. 9 & 16 (game days), a Drumline Step Show on the front steps of Revelli Hall (10:30 a.m., 350 E. Hoover).
10:30 a.m. (Sept. 4), 4:45 (all other Mon.-Thurs. dates), 7 a.m. (Sept. 9 & 16 game days), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]

 5:30 p.m. 

Full-Body Fit: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Full-Body Fit: Energetic strength-training session including cardio subsets and work on balance and posture. $15 walk-in; included with most Better Living memberships. For all ages, and customized to suit your abilities.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $15. (734) 442-2419. [map]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Finding Common Ground: A Conversation on Genetics and Religion": U-M Association of Religious Counselors/U-M Center for Public Health and Community Genomics/ U-M Certificate Program in Public Health Genetics.

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Faith leaders and genetic scientists discuss issues such as whether or not gene editing conflicts with religious principles, how a 3-parent embryo affects our understanding of family, and how to deal with prenatal genetic information. Audience members are invited to join the discussion on topics ranging from gene editing the natural world to donating to biobanks.
6-8:30 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 936-0936. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Living On Support Group: Arbor Hospice.

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A series of ongoing groups where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, depending on the interests of those attending the group. The focus of these groups is to express feelings and experiences related to the loss in a supportive, caring and non-judgmental environment. Call Margie Martin to register 734.769.5821.
Life without a loved one can be overwhelming, even long after that person has passed. To help individuals coping with grief, Arbor Hospice offers a supportive and caring environment to work through the loss.
Support groups and events are open to everyone, regardless of whether their loved one received services from Arbor Hospice. All grief support programs are free of charge, but donations are welcome to help support the nonprofit's programming. Registration is required.
Hospice Office, 555 Briarwood Cr., Ste. 140, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. 3135675092. [map]

 6:45 p.m. 

"I Do ... Until I Don't": Michigan Theater.

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(Lake Bell, 2017). An ensemble comedy following three couples trapped in the machinations of a jaded filmmaker looking to prove that marriage should be a seven-year contract with an option to renew.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Auditions for Princess Ida: University of Michigan Gilbert & Sullivan Society (UMGASS).

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UMGASS is holding auditions for "Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant" on September 11, 12 & 13, 7-10 pm at the Student Theater Arts Complex, 1202 Kipke Dr. (near the U-M stadium). All roles available. Prepare ~32 bars from musical theater or opera (in English). Be prepared to read from the text. Bring 2 copies of your music (pianist provided). Dance auditions at callbacks only on 9/14.
To sign up for an audition time, attend the UMGASS Mass Meeting on September 10 @ 7 pm at the Michigan League. Audition times are also available by e-mailing, and walk-ins are welcome. No affiliation with U-M is necessary.
Rehearsals begin 9/17; 2 days per week until mid-November, 4 days after; Sundays 2 pm, and Mo, Tu, We 7 pm. Show dates are December 7-10 at Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. Performances include full set, costumes, and 23-piece orchestra. Directed by David Andrews; Music Direction by Daniel Bachelis. Text and mp3s available at
Student Theater Arts Complex (STAC), 1202 Kipke Drive. Free. 734-754-4983. [map]

 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.

Jan. 9: Colin Dexter's Detective Morse mysteries.

Feb. 13: Anne Cleaves' Vera Stanhope mysteries.

Mar. 13: Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano mysteries.

Apr. 10: Mary Reed's John the Lord Chamberlain mysteries.

May 8: Charlotte & Aaron Elkins' Alex London mysteries.

June 12: Robert Galbraith's Cormoran Strike mysteries.

July 10: Steven Havill's Posadas County mysteries.

Aug. 14: Susan Ella MacNeal's Maggie Hope mysteries.

Sept. 11: Susan Wittig Albert's Darla Dahlias mysteries.

Oct. 9: Margaret Maron's Sigrid Harald mysteries.

Nov. 13: Ashley Weaver's Amory Ames mysteries.

7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant (except as noted), Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-7035. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Animals in the Civil War: Beyond Old Abe and Traveller": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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Talk by Bea Friedlander, a former longtime member of the Plymouth Historical Museum Board.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Administrative Bldg. Education Center Exhibition Room, 5305 Elliott Dr. (off McAuley Dr. from Huron River Dr.). Free. (517) 750-2741. [map]

 7-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: Living a Writer's Life": Ann Arbor District Library.

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On Sept. 11, local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal discuss how to set up a realistic writing schedule and maintain it in the face of writer's block and other obstacles. For adult and teen (grade 6 & up) fiction and nonfiction writers. Also, Kourvo and Neal host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects at 7 p.m. on Sept. 25.
7-8:45 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traver at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4555. [map]

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Farewell to Cassini": Saline District Library.

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Oakland Community College physics professor gives a slide-illustrated presentation on the Cassini space probe, which completes its mission on Sept. 15 with a plunge into Saturn's atmosphere.
7-9 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Preserving Your Herbs": Herb Study Group.

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Presentation by advanced master gardener Madolyn Kaminski. With recipes. Nonalcoholic sangria is served.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Crime of Complicity": Literati Bookstore.

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University of Utah law professor Amos Guiora, a former lieutenant colonel in the Israel Defense Force, discusses his book that uses his family's experiences in the Holocaust to explore the legal culpability of bystanders in the death marches and the German occupations of Holland and Hungary. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]

 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Wed. Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dancing to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week.
7:30-10 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 395-4223. [map]

 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Large Ensemble Meeting: Ann Arbor Recorder Society.

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All beginning and advanced players of the recorder and other early instruments invited. Directed by viol teacher and early music specialist Janet Cannon. Music provided; bring your own music stand.
7:30-9 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free to visitors ($35 annual dues). (914) 236-6123. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Sept. 11, 18, & 25. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome. The 6 weekly dances beginning Sept. 12 are particularly beginner-friendly.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241. [map]

 9:30 p.m. 

"Ingrid Goes West": Michigan Theater.

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(Matt Spicer, 2017). Dark comedy of an unhinged social media stalker who moves to L.A. to insinuate herself into the life of an Instagram star. Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME. [map]

 9:45 p.m. 

"Patti Cake$": Michigan Theater.

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Drama about an aspiring hip-hop MC who's desperate to escape her downtrodden New Jersey home town.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery: Chirp

Local jazz-inflected progressive funk-rock quartet. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Mechial White

Dexter ambient smooth jazz musician and DJ, aka The Groovematist. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Bickley/Kramer/Roe

Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe. [venue info]


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