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Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 14, 2017






 
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 7:00 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]



 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Fall Migration in Nichols Arboretum": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thursday, Aug. 31-Oct. 26. All invited to join WAS members for a leaderless hike through the Arb to look for fall warblers and other southbound migrants, many of which are in their first-year plumage.
8-11 a.m., meet in the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview (off Geddes near the east end of Dow Field). Free. washtenawaudubon.org.


 8:15 a.m. 

CVT: Better Living Fitness Center.

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This 45-minute, total body class will get your heart rate up while strengthening your muscles in an interval timed format. Perfect for all levels! $20 for walk-ins; included with some Better Living Fitness Center memberships.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $20. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 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. taubmancollegecommunications@umich.edu http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2017/09/07/exhibition-view-place-shade-selected-projects-charles-correa [map]



 9:30-11 a.m. 

"Cuba: Our Neighbor in Transition": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs. (except Sept. 21), Sept. 14-Oct. 26. A series of 6 weekly lectures by different U-M and guest scholars.

Sept. 14: MSU international relations professor Donna Rich Kaplowitz on her personal and professional Cuban experience in "Past, Present, Future."

Sept. 28: U-M international policy professor and former U.S. Ambassador to Cuba Melvyn Levitsky on "The U.S. and Cuba: A Troubled Relationship."

Oct. 5: U-M anthropology professor Ruth Behar, a 2nd-generation Cuban American, on "The Fascination with the Jews of Cuba."

Oct. 12: U-M music professor Michael Gould on "The Folkloric Music of Cuba: Clave is the Key!"

Oct. 19: MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine assistant dean William Cunningham on "Cuba: Primary Care and Public Health: Lessons Learned."

Oct. 26: U-M sociology professor Sylvia Pedraza on "Religion in the Cuban Revolution."


WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351.
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 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Mah-Jongg: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Beginners welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. & Thurs. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Lunch (reservations required) available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3).
1-3:30 p.m. (Mon.) & 10-11:30 a.m. (Thurs.), Senior Center (Sept.), 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"The Language of Music and the Music of Language": Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild.

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U-M piano professor Logan Skelton gives a lecture, with musical examples, on how to read musical notation creatively, how to determine a composer's intentions, and other related topics.
10 a.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 665-5346. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Little Paws Story Time": Huron Valley Humane Society.

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Sept. 14 & 28. Kids ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult, invited for stories, crafts, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats. Also, a chance to make a toy or treat for the animals.
10:30 a.m., 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $5 per child. Preregistration recommended at hshv.org/littlepaws. 661-3575. [map]


 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]


 Afternoon time TBA 

"Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro": Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX.

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(Hayao Miyazaki, 1979). Dubbed (Sept. 14) and subtitled (Sept. 19) screenings of Miyazaki's directorial debut, an anime adventure about a gentleman thief who robs a casino only to discover that the money is counterfeit.
4100 Carpenter. Cost TBA. 973-8424. [map]


 noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 12:10 p.m. 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by area and visiting musicians. Sept. 7: Urban folk duo Jan Krist & Jim Bizer. Sept. 14: Jazz, funk, and blues band the Motorcity3. Sept. 21: Acoustic Eidolon, the acclaimed Boulder-based husband-and-wife duo of cellist Hannah Alkire and Joe Scott, who plays a custom-built double-necked guitar-banjo combination he calls a guitjo. Sept. 28: Veteran local guitarist Jake Reichbart. Also, Sept. 28 only, a coloring activity led by Ann Arbor District Library representatives, who discuss the library's unusual items for check out.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Tai-Chi for Arthritis: SUN SHEN.

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Medical studies have shown this particular program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as preventing falls for older adults. For this reason, arthritis foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in America give it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great start for beginner to improve health and wellness. Classes are held 1pm - 1:50pm. Contact Alexis Neuhaus at alexis@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E. Stadium Blvd. $55 / month, $17 / drop in. 734. alexis@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 1 p.m. 

The Science of Energy: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less OLLI Study Group

The class will take an evidence-based look at energy, using Professor Michael Wysession's DVD lectures from the Teaching Company aimed at a general audience and discussing in detail the pros and cons of energy resources from coal to solar.
Each two hour session of this study group will include two 30-minute lectures per class, each followed by 20 minutes for questions and discussion.
Instructor Dick Chase, who worked 27 years as a research physicist for Ford and taught physics at several levels, will lead this study group on Thursdays from September 14 through December 14 (except on September 21 and Thanksgiving).
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium Blvd. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [map]



 2:30 p.m. 

Memoirs and Personal Essays: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less OLLI Study Group

This group meets weekly from September to June. There are no specific assignments. Each writer finds his/her own subject and voice. We read our work aloud and discuss it, making constructive suggestions for improvement. The important thing is to write well enough to interest others and convey our ideas clearly. Some people work on extended manuscripts, while others write shorter pieces. Participants may plan to publish their work, just share it with family and friends, or keep it strictly private.
Instructor Eleanor Linn, a published author, will lead this study group for two hours on Thursdays from September 14, 2017 through June 14, 2018 (except Thanksgiving and December 28, 2017).
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $55. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [map]



 3-7 p.m. 

Farmers Market: Pittsfield Charter Township.

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The Pittsfield Township Farmers Market is a weekly, rain or shine, summer open air Market, managed by Pittsfield Charter Township. Each market features local diverse offerings, including fresh locally grown seasonal produce, chicken and duck eggs, honey, pasture raised meat, artisan bread and cheese, stuffed pasta, cheesecake, pasties, natural personal care products, artisan wares and more. Free activities available for all ages including cooking demos, Ask a Master Gardener, live music, kids crafts, kids scavenger hunts and more. This is a Michigan producer only market. Bridge Card, Double Up Food Bucks and Prescription for Health accepted. Walk, park or ride (AAATA, route 67). Free parking available. Find us on Facebook to stay up to date on weekly activities: https://www.facebook.com/pittsfieldtwpfarmersmarket
Pittsfield Township Hall, 6201 W. Michigan Avenue. Free events; Pay as you go. 734-822-2121. farmersmarket@pittsfield-mi.gov www.pittsfield-mi.gov/farmersmarket [map]



 3-8 pm  Free! 

RASA Festival Visual Arts Exhibition.

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Rasa is a festival centered on the theme of South Asia to take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the Fall of 2017. This exhibit will partner with that event and display works by artists from South Asia, or works that have been inspired by the subcontinent.
First Friday Opening Reception at Riverside Arts Center Gallery
Rasa Exhibition from 5-8PM
This special evening will include a reception for our artists who explore the theme of "Rasa" and there will be a ritual floor painting demonstration by Meena Khasnabis at 7 pm
-Free Henna Painting
-Special India inspired flavor at Go Ice Cream & Ma Lou's Chicken
-For more info on featured artists and other Rasa Festival events in Ann Arbor and Ypsi, visit rasafestival.org
Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti. Free. gallery@riversidearts.org https://rasafestival.org/


 3:45, 7:30, & 9:15 p.m. 

"The Fencer": Michigan Theater.

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Drama about a young Estonian fencer who flees the Russian secret police to become a P.E. teacher in small-town Estonia. Estonian & Russian, subtitles.
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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4 & 7:15 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

When Courts Call Out Political Actors: University of Michigan Law School.

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Commemorating Constitution Day: When Courts Call Out Political Actors
Linda Greenhouse, the winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize, writes a biweekly column about the Supreme Court and the law in The New York Times. She reported on the Supreme Court for The New York Times from 1978 to 2008. She teaches at Yale Law School and is the author of The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction, as well as a biography of Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Becoming Justice Blackmun. She also co-authored Before Roe v. Wade: Voices That Shaped the Abortion Debate Before the Supreme Court's Ruling.
Introduction by Richard D. Friedman, Alene and Allan F. Smith Professor of Law
This event is free and open to the public.
South Hall at the UM Law School, room 1225, 701 S. State Street. Free. rickardj@umich.edu events.law.umich.edu [map]



 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Remembering Tom Hayden": U-M Library.

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U-M students and recent U-M grads give talks on the life and legacy of the anti-war activist, politician, and U-M alum Hayden, who died in 2016. Austin McCoy discusses "Tom Hayden and the Final Campaign to End the War"; Leah Schneck discusses "Participatory Democracy: Arnold Kaufman and the Rise of the New Left (1960-67)"; and Sian Olson Dowis discusses "The New Left in Urban America."
4-5:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 936-2314. [map]


 4:10 p.m.  Free! 

"Research Universities and Our Common Future: Creative Capabilities at Scale": U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

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U-M Barger Leadership Institute director Jason Owen-Smith discusses innovative ways the research university can serve the public interest. Reception follows.
4:10 p.m., Michigan League Hussey Room. Free. [map]


 4:15 p.m.  Free! 

"The Trouble with Chickens": Saline District Library Chapter Champs.

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Kids in grades 1-4 invited to discuss Doreen Cronin's book, illustrated by Kevin Cornell, about the adventures of a dog detective.
4:15-5 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [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 p.m. 

Full-Body Fit: Better Living Fitness Center.

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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. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Piercing the Bubble: Politics, Media and America's Prosperity Gap": U-M Knight-Wallace Fellows Program 32nd Hovey Lecture.

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Talk by award-winning ProPublica political and government reporter Alec MacGillis, author of The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell. Also, remarks by U-M president Mark Schlissel.
5 p.m., U-M Wallace House Gardens, 620 Oxford. Free. Reservations required. WallaceHouseRSVP@umich.edu, 998-7666. [map]


 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

"Community Building and DIY Design": U-M Penny Stamps School of Art & Design Speaker Series.

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Interior and furniture designer Keiji Ashizawa discusses his Ishinomaki Laboratory, which was started in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011.
5:10 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 668-8463. [map]


 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

Jessica Care Moore: U-M Penny Stamps School of Art & Design Speaker Series.

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Native Detroiter Jessica Care Moore discusses her visual art installation and collection of poems that honors the life of Sandra Bland, a black woman who was found hanged in a jail cell in Texas in 2015, 3 days after being arrested during a traffic stop.
5:10 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 668-8463. [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

Trampoline Fitness Class - Total Body Jump.

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Enjoy a FUN cardio workout without all the harmful impact on your joints and muscles. This high intensity low impact workout delivers all over muscle tone working every cell in your body. Trampoline fitness is unique in the fact that it detoxes the lymph system through the G-forces of jumping. I addition it strengthens the core like no other workout and improves posture and balance. All this while having fun and torching calories. Classes designed for beginners and fitness enthusiast alike.
Balance bars available on select trampolines.
New Students -$5 for 5 classes
Saturday mornings park on the south side of the studio due to tailgating. Arrive 5 minutes early.
The Mix Studio, 2007 S State Street. $5 for 5 classes. 734-786-1260. mollystamos@hotmail.com fittogowithmolly.com [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Vievee Francis & Sebastian Matthews: U-M Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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Rescheduled from Sept. 21. Readings by these 2 poets, both U-M creative writing grads. Dartmouth English professor Francis reads from Forest Primeval, her 2016 collection that won the prestigious Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Eschewing a romantic view of nature, the poems are sensitive to darkness and describe "a landscape formed by the legacy of slavery, oppression, and violence against Black people and, especially, Black women," says a Connotation Press review. Matthews is a North Carolina poet who also writes memoirs and essays and has been published in several prominent literary magazines.
5:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 615-3710. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Metal Detecting Club: AAMDC.

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Looking for like minds who love history, relics, treasure, or just talking about it. In and around Michigan, Great Lakes area, Ohio River Valley, and elsewhere. Come meet the 2nd Thursday of the Month at the Denny's on the corner of Washtenaw and Huron at 6pm. Until we get a better meeting place this will be primary location. We can discuss equipment, permissions, legal boundaries, and much more. All ages, color, gender, creed, and values are welcome. Email, text, or call me for more info.
Second Thursday of the month (this one will be June 8th) at 6pm.
Denny's, Washtenaw and Huron Pkwy. Free. 502-232-5991. allenpatrickm@gmail.com


 6-7:30 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]


 6-8:45 p.m. 

Fall 2017 Creative Writing Workshop: Wellspring Writing Workshops.

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Wellspring Writing Workshop is an 8-week creative writing workshop meeting Thursday nights 6-8:45pm, Sept 14-Nov 9, 2017 (excl Oct 26), in the Community Room at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room. The workshop focuses on nurturing and developing the writer's authentic voice and uses the Amherst Writers & Artists framework developed by Pat Schneider. The workshop leader--Julie Mariouw--is a former english teacher, published author, Amherst Writers & Artists affiliate, and is certified to lead workshops in the AWA method. All levels of writers are welcome. Please visit the website: wellspringwritingworkshops.com
or email: julie@wellspringwritingworkshops.com
for more information or to register.
Community Room at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. $160. julie@wellspringwritingworkshops.com wellspringwritingworkshops.com [map]



 6 p.m. 

Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Challenging Yoga workout that links breath with movement to create a dynamic flow of postures. This class is best suited for those with a strong yoga practice. $20 walk-in; included with some Better Living memberships.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $20. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 6-8 p.m. 

"Cheese 101": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Creamery retail manager Tessie Ives-Wilson discusses and offers taste samples of the 7 major varieties of cheese. Bread & other accompaniments provided.
6-8 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerrytown After Dark! Movies and More": Kerrytown Market & Shops.

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Outdoor screening of a films TBA at the farmers market. Also, food trucks, a beer tent, popcorn, and live entertainment by the Detroit Flyhouse Circus Performers and others. Rain date: July 28.
6-11:30 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Activists: War, Peace, and Politics in the Streets": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Screening of Melody Shemtov's 2016 documentary chronicling the lives of activists in the United States who opposed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan after 9/11. Followed by a discussion led by U-M political science & organizational studies professor Michael Heaney, the film's producer.
6-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor East Group Run": Running Fit.

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Every Thurs. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain/snow or shine.
6:15 p.m., Running Fit, 3010 Washtenaw. Free. 548-6299. [map]


 6:30 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.
6:30 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297, 971-2121. [map]


 6:45 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Climate Change: Issues and Responses": Michigan Friends Center Film Series.

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This six-week film series highlights some of the major contributing factors to global warming and examines actual ways that people may address them as challenges to be overcome. Interspersed with the weekly film selections, we will lead short presentations and/or group discussions about our responses here in the Chelsea area and beyond. Series hosted at Michigan Friends Center and co-sponsored by Transition Town Chelsea. Six Thursdays from September 7 through October 12.
Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Road, Chelsea, MI, 48118, Chelsea. Donation. Donations welcome.. (734)475-1892. manager@mfcenter.org www.mfcenter.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m.-close (usually midnight), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [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! 

John U. Bacon: Literati Bookstore.

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This bestselling local sportswriter discusses Playing Hurt, the late legendary sportscaster John Saunders' memoir that Bacon helped write. The book tells the story of Saunders' troubled childhood, the traumatic brain injury he suffered in 2011, and the severe depression that nearly cost him his life. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Discovering Michigan County by County": Saline District Library.

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Former Lansing-based tour guide Barb VanderMolen discusses her travel guide.
7-8 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Mic & Share": Bookbound.

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Local poet and journalist Leslie McGraw reads new poems and selections from Emergencies of the Heart, her 2014 collection that draws on news articles, interviews, and personal journal entries relating to 9/11. McGraw has been the cohost and emcee of this poetry series for its 5-year run. The program begins with an open mike for poets, who are welcome to read their own work or a favorite poem by another writer.
7 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Story Night": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Storytellers Guild members present a program of old tales and personal stories for grownups.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free; donations accepted. annarborstorytelling.org, facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. 665-2757. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Heart of Man": Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX.

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(Eric Esau, 2017). Christian documentary, interspersed with a retelling of the parable of the prodigal son, about people who have used their faith to overcome compulsive behavior. It ends with a roundtable discussion moderated by Zoe Church (L.A.) pastor Chad Veach.
7 p.m., 4100 Carpenter. Cost TBA. 973-8424. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs. (except Nov. 23, Dec. 22 & 29), 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. contact@detroitirishmusic.org. 255-5310. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

U-M Women's Soccer.

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Aug. 7: West Virginia. Exhibition. 1 p.m.

Aug. 11: WMU. Exhibition. 8 p.m.

Aug. 18: Washington. 8 p.m.

Aug. 20: Idaho State. 2 p.m.

Aug. 27: Toledo. 8 p.m.

Sept. 10: Wake Forest. 2 p.m.

Sept. 14: Purdue. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 17: Indiana. 2 p.m.

Sept. 29: Iowa. 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 1: Nebraska. 2 p.m.

Oct. 21: Illinois. 7:30 p.m.

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Various times, U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8. 764-0247. [map]


 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

Yoga with Cats: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

"Every Brilliant Thing": University Musical Society.

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Sept. 12-17. George Perrin directs this 2013 one-man show about depression, which has garnered praise for its deft blend of serious subject matter with a comic voice. British comedian Jonny Donahoe (who co-authored the play with playwright Duncan Macmillan) plays a nameless narrator who, after his mother's first suicide attempt when he was 7, begins compiling a list of life's greatest pleasures that, as he matures, he realizes is useful for him as well. Before the show, Donahoe distributes to various audience members pieces of paper containing entries from the list that they are later prompted to announce.
7:30 p.m. (Tues.-Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 5 p.m. (Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $45-$56 in advance at ums.org, the Michigan League, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Joe Purdy: The Ark.

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L.A.-based folk singer-songwriter, a self-described hillbilly from Fayetteville, AR. A prolific songwriter, Purdy has released 12 albums in the last 16 years, and his latest, Who Will Be Next?, is a collection of protest songs in the vein of Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Opening act is Amy Vachal, a Brooklyn singer-songwriter who was a semifinalist on the 9th season of The Voice in 2015.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $20. 761-1451. [map]



 8 p.m. 

"Hashtag Comedy Show": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Performances, with audience participation, both live and via social media, by several up-and-coming area stand-up comics TBA. Hosted by veteran Detroit comics Darnell Anderson and KJ Robinson. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 reserved seating in advance and general admission at the door. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Revolutionists": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 25-Sept. 17. David Wolber directs the award-winning and popular young Atlanta-bred playwright Lauren Gunderson's irreverent comedy, a political fantasia set during the French Revolution. At the height of the Reign of Terror, 4 women--feminist playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, Caribbean freedom fighter Marianne Angelle and deposed queen Marie Antoinette--hang out, plot murder and try to beat back extremist insanity in Paris. Stars Diane Hill, Melissa Beckwith, Sara Rose, and K Edmonds.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) are $20 or pay what you can afford, in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]


 8:30 p.m. 

Ballroom Social: Footnotes Ballroom Company.

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Ballroom dancing to recorded music.
8:30-10 p.m., 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $5. 926-0107. [map]


 9:30 p.m. 

"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre": Michigan Theater.

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(Tobe Hooper, 1974). Slasher film about a group of friends who fall victim to a family of cannibals.
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). michtheater.org, 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Fool House

90s dance band from Chicago that plays NSYNC, Blink 182, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, and other 90s music. 90s attire encouraged. $5 in advance ($8 at the door). [venue info]

Café Verde: San & Friends

Local singer-songwriter San Slomovits (half of the popular folk duo Gemini) performs with his daughter, violinist Emily Slomovits, and guitarist Eric Fithian. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Whiskey Charmers

Classy Detroit neo-honky-tonk duo featuring singer- guitarists Carrie Shepard and Lawrence Daversa, who bill their music as "electric heartbreak on the rocks." The band has a new CD, The Valley, that TJ Music critic Brian Rock calls a "moody, atmospheric soundscape that plays like the soundtrack to a film noir/spaghetti western mashup … simultaneously foreboding and alluring." [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Slice

Veteran East Lansing pop dance quartet. [venue info]

Mash: Barelyon

Soulful pop-rock by this Detroit duo. [venue info]

Necto: Henry Fong & Bad Royale

Double bill. Fong is an EDM DJ and producer from Florida. Bad Royale is a 4-member DJ collective whose artists are known individually for producing trance music. Advance tickets, $10-$15. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network"

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer-guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]

 
 


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