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Calendar of Events

Monday, September 18, 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 a.m-5 p.m.  Free! 

IN TRANSIT City Hall's City Gallery Pop Up Exhibition: Ann Arbor Arts Center.

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Now on exhibition through November 3, 2017 in Ann Arbor City Hall's City Gallery is the work of Washtenaw Community College(WCC) Photographic Technology Program students including "CONTEMPLATION" a monochromatic image from emerging photographer,Doug Stein.
This exhibit is in conjunction with a stationary exhibit of over 70 works from current & alumni WCC students at the Ann Arbor Arts Center Exhibition Gallery (117 W. Liberty St.Ann Arbor, MI) now through 9/30/17.
There is also a moving exhibition which will be featured on the interiors of the entire 100 bus fleet of the Ann Arbor Area's Transportation Authority. Additionally,The exterior of four buses will display works from the students for three months.
The exhibit is driven by Toyota in partnership with Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (THE RIDE) and Washtenaw Community College. now through November 3, 2017
Ann Arbor City Hall. Free. (734)994-8004. www.annarborartscenter.org


 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 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.


 9:30 a.m. 

Film Noir: America's Expressionist Cinema: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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In four, three-hour classes, this study group will examine the origins of the "film noir" style of filmmaking in German Expressionism and pulp fiction. We will consider the particular elements of this style including narrative structure, visual design, acting, and subject matter.
Instructor Henry Aldridge will present a 45-minute lecture to provide historical context, as well as practical and theoretical approaches to guide film analysis. This will be followed by screening a film that exemplifies some aspect of the film noir style.
Dr. Aldridge is an Emeritus Professor of Film Studies at EMU. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from UNC and a Ph.D. from UM.
This study group will meet on Mondays on September 18 and October 2, 16 and 30.
UM North Campus Research Complex - Building 10, 2800 Plymouth Road. $25, not including parking. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [map]



 10 a.m. 

"Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Serious scientists from a range of fields have been uncovering evidence that our thoughts, emotions and beliefs can ease pain, heal wounds, fend off infection and heart disease, and even slow the progression of AIDS and some cancers. Drawing on the very latest research, Jo Marchant explores the vast potential of the mind's ability to heal, lays out its limitations and explains how we can make use of the findings in our own lives.
"...Cure points the way towards a system of medicine that treats us not simply as bodies but as human beings." Amazon Review.
Let's bring our open minds and our healthy skepticism to this book discussion on the possible future of medicine.
Instructor Mike Murray, a Clinical Psychologist, will lead two hour sessions on Tuesdays from September 18 through October 23.
Church of the Good Shepherd, 2145 Independence Blvd. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [map]



 10 a.m. 

"Modern Fiction": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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As fiction developed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it became more psychologically oriented and open to stylistic innovation. We shall discuss a short work of fiction each week by the following Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Mann, Joyce, and Camus.
The texts for the class are Short Novels of the Masters, ed. Charles Neider, and Camus's The Stranger -- each available from Amazon for approximately $10. Participants should order the Neider text early enough to read Tolstoy's "Death of Ivan Ilych" for the first day of class.
Instructor Ira Konigsberg is Professor Emeritus of Film and Literature at The University of Michigan and will lead this study group for 90 minutes on Mondays from September 18 through October 23.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [map]



 10 a.m. 

Everyday Physics: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Do questions like, how do planes fly?, how old is the Earth?, and why are flames orange? pique your interest? Are you just generally curious about how physics can explain the world around you? Then this is the course for you!
We'll combine physics, history, demonstrations and everyday physical intuition to explore the answers to these questions and many others. This course is a sequel to the OLLI course, "Why is the Sky Blue?" There are no prerequisites, nor is any background in physics required.
Instructor Brian Worthmann is an Applied Physics Ph.D. student at U-M and will lead these fascinating lectures for two hours on Mondays from September 18 through November 20.
First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [map]



 10 a.m. 

Solving Easy Sudoku Puzzles: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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If you like puzzles and are interested in learning the basics of solving Sudoku, this is a good place to start. We will cover three or four basic patterns that should enable you to solve easy puzzles and most medium-level puzzles.
Instructor Jerry Janusz is a retired mathematician who loves Sudoku. He will lead this study group for 90 minutes on Mondays from September 18 through October 2.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $20. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [map]



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



 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Sept. 11-Dec. 4. 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). womenschamberchorus.com. 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]


 11 a.m. 

Monday Painters: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Monday Painters is a flexible art group that meets every Monday from 11a.m. until 3 p.m. from September 18, 2017 through August 27, 2018 (except Christmas Day).
Members are free to come and go as they please. Each week a DVD is shown about art that lasts half an hour.
This group has become like family and all are welcome to join in for fun, learning, growing, and gentle critiquing.
Instructor Barb Anderson has studied art for over twenty years and prior to that taught special education.
Church of the Good Shepherd, 2145 Independence Blvd. $90. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [map]



 Noon  Free! 

"Volume Zero: The Work of Charles Correa": U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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58 minutes, 2008, directed by Arun Khopkar
This film explores the life and work of Charles Correa (1930-2015), one of the world's most creative and influential architects. Using extended interviews with the architect and live footage, it takes us on an informed tour of some of Correa's most renowned and successful buildings both in his native India and abroad. Such structures underline his humane, well-rooted approach to building design and express his ideas of the strong relationships between architecture, nature, culture, and the spiritual.
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/2017/09/18/film-screening-volume-zero-work-charles-correa [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 p.m. 

A Book That Matters: Machiavelli's The Prince: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Knowledge Seekers will be able to craft their own answers to questions about Machiavelli's work, The Prince. Should the ends justify the means? Should rulers convey their true beliefs or hide them? What does it mean to be Machiavellian? The Prince poses unsettling questions like these, whose answers have redefined centuries of political wisdom.
Professor William Landon teaches this Great Course on The Prince. Instructor Richard Galant serves as an on-site guide helping the class decide whether the Machiavelli we think we know bears any resemblance to the Machiavelli who lived, pondered, and wrote The Prince.
This study group meets for 90 minutes on Mondays from September 18 through October 30.
Brecon Village, 200 Brecon Drive, Saline. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [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 p.m. 

Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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We will read the title book by the influential philosopher Peter Singer. Typically, three or four pages long, the essays cover a wide range of human experience. A partial list of topics includes: happiness, sexuality, parenting, friendships, mortality, science, politics, world affairs, treatment of animals, bioethics and charity.
This study group will discuss and debate these ideas, covering a few essays each week. They will challenge you and possibly change your views about real world questions.
Instructor Gerald Lapidus will lead the first session and volunteers are expected to lead subsequent discussions. Please read the Big Questions section (p. 3-40) for the first class.
This study group will meet for two hour sessions on Mondays from September 18 through November 27.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [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 www.usartquest.com [map]



 1:30 p.m. 

Literature in Conflict/Literature in Peace: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Discussions will focus on novels by writers from the Holy Land (Muslims, Christians, Jews, and atheists). How do these writers see themselves and other parties of the conflict? How do these writers perceive "resolving" Palestine/Israel conflict? What do these writers dream of for their generation and beyond? Do we, concerned Americans, see that part of the world in ways similar or different from the ways those writers see it? Why do we agree or disagree with these writers?
Participants in this course will understand Palestine/Israel conflict through the eyes of novelists from Palestine/Israel.
Instructor Adnan Salhi will lead these two hour discussions on select Mondays and Tuesdays on September 18, October 16 and November 20, 2017 and on February 22, March 29 and April 26, 2018.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [map]



 2-6 p.m.  Free! 

"'Punks' @ 20: Revisiting Cathy Cohen's Queer Coalitional Vision": U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

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Panel discussion with visiting scholars on University of Chicago political science professor Cathy Cohen's 1997 essay, "Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens," which argues for a queer politics that opposes dominant norms. Followed by a keynote presentation by Cohen. Refreshments.
2-6 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-9537. [map]


 3 p.m. 

Amaya Bravo 16-Thread CNC Embroidery Machine Check Out Class: Maker Works.

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This 2 hour class will introduce you to the Amaya Bravo 16-Thread CNC Embroidery Machine we have in our shop, as well as the Design Shop software that lets you create digitized embroidery files from an image file. This machine is great for monogramming shirts or towels, decorating bags and accessories and making patches! Use the Design Shop software and design your own. There is also a baseball cap attachment! You will learn the basic operation with an emphasis on safety. With the successful completion of this class, you will be certified to use the Amaya CNC Embroidery Machine on your own.
This is a hands-on class, so space is extremely limited; only 3 students per class. Please arrive 10 minutes early if this is your first time to Maker Works.
Call 734-222-4911 or visit our website to register.($50)
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. $50. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com www.maker-works.com [map]



 3:15, 5:45, & 8:30 p.m. 

"Menashe": Michigan Theater.

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(Joshua Z. Weinstein, 2017). Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. Yiddish, 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]


 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

Viniyoga to Tibetan Incantations.

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Sequenced gentle flowing repetitions of poses, that alternate with periods of holding the pose. All coordinated with the breath and a single chant. This is for an advanced beginner yoga practitioner in that no detailed instruction is offered. Originally choreographed by Barb Linderman - founder of Inward Bound Yoga - and lead by Robbi Duda RN. Floor heated in winter & Free Parking.
Friends Mtg. House, https://ibyoga.org/. $13. 734-741-8586. https://ibyoga.org


 4:45 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 p.m.  Free! 

"A Place in the Shade: Selected Projects by Charles Correa": U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Exhibition reception. 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/2017/09/18/exhibition-reception-place-shade-selected-projects-charles-correa [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. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 6 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]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

Sean Dobbins Group: U-M School of Music.

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Local jazz drummer and composer Dobbins performs with musicians TBA.
6 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Kevreson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 6:00 pm  Free! 

Tatiana Bilbao: U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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The University of Michigan presents:
Tatiana Bilbao is well-known as an important international architect, not only for the expressiveness of her architecture but for her promotion of the discipline as a tool for improving society and the environment.
Her work centers on developing architectural projects that respond to the social climate. For over ten years, Bilbao has been participating in an important multidisciplinary project in the city of Culiacán, the capital of the state of Sinaloa, in Mexico, a small city with complex social and political issues. The Jardín Botánico Culiacán (Culiacán Botanical Garden) is a public space, based on an extensive private contemporary art collection, that became an ambitious project to develop a cultural environment. One of her first projects and still ongoing, the evolving Botanical Garden complex is an democratic space that offers possibilities for all.
Walgreen Drama Center, 1226 Murfin Ave. Free. 734-764-1300. taubmancollegecommunications@umich.edu http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2017/09/18/charles-correa-international-lecture-tatiana-bilbao [map]



 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"The Artist's Way": Mary Ledvina, MOT, LMT.

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A 12-week class based on the book by Julia Cameron •Sept. 18th through Dec. 11 (skip Oct. 23)
Do you want to unearth, envision and pursue your dreams? Do you want to refill your well, listen to your inner voice and accomplish creative exploits? The Artist's Way, a step-by-step process of creative recovery, will help accomplish these goals and unblock your creative ambitions.
Mary Ledvina is a writer, artist, healer and teacher. She loves teaching creativity and has taught art journaling and journaling. Art Journaling Magazine, Paragraph and Seeding the Snow have published her work.
Location TBA 15 minutes from downtown Ann Arbor, Whitmore Lake. $300. (734)646-9161. maryledvina@earthlink.net maryledvina.com



 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri., except Sept. 4. All invited to play 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. Also, a competitive draft game on Sundays. Prizes. Bring your own cards.
6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), 6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 & $7.50 (casual), $10 & $15 (competitive), & $10 (booster draft). 786-3746. [map]


 6:45-9 p.m.  Free! 

Embroiderers' Guild of America.

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Stitchers of all abilities invited to work on their projects together and learn about guild activities. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
6:45-9 p.m., Pittsfield Village Community Bldg., 2220 Pittsfield Blvd. (park on the street, or in the south lot). Free to visitors (Annual dues for those who join). 994-4385. [map]


 7 & 9 p.m. 

"Lady Macbeth": Michigan Theater.

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(William Oldroyd, 2016). Sold into marriage, a young 19th-century English woman starts a risky affair with a worker on her husband's estate.
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 p.m. 

"PKO Roars Back To Life": Zal Gaz Grotto.

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PKO ROARS BACK TO LIFE! THIS Monday, September 18, 2017
After an 8-week breather, the 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra returns to their home - Zal Gaz Grotto - for EVERY Monday night big band action. Sarah Barnes D'Angelo will sing and play clarinet. PKO's special guest band is Battle Creek Swingtet, who will play a 30 minute set on PKO's break. Tonight, PKO celebrates the start of their 29th season bringing great big band jazz to Ann Arbor's music-loving community.
Good food and drinks at Zal Gaz Grotto - all reasonably priced. Plenty of safe, FREE parking! No steps. $10 cover charge pays the 15 musicians. Under 18 enter FREE. Oh yeah, don't forget about the great big band jazz performed by your local jazz heroes! Come celebrate music, friendship and PKO's 29 season!
Showtime is 7-10 PM.
Zal Gaz Grotto is located at 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline) on the west side of Ann Arbor. Call 734/663-2102.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard. $10 at the door (under 18 enter FREE). 734-663-1202. www.paulkellerjazz.com [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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Local photographer Morgan Barrie discusses her Plasticene project that revolves around the centuries-long lifespan of plastic objects.
7 p.m., AAWA Headquarters, 4484 Jackson Rd. (ste. 100). Free. annarborwomenartists@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

N.J. Campbell & Annie Hartnett: Literati Bookstore.

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These 2 writers read from and discuss their new novels. Campbell is a Midwest-born writer whose Found Audio is a cerebral thriller about a historian and analyst who disappears while trying to make sense of cassettes recorded by a journalist obsessed with finding a lost "City of Dreams." Providence-based writer Hartnett's Rabbit Cake is a dark comedy narrated by a young, science-minded girl who's trying to figure things out after her mother drowns while sleepwalking. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

New Members Night: Out Loud Chorus.

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Sept. 18 & 25. Beginning to advanced singers invited to join the weekly rehearsal of this chorus of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their friends. No sight reading skills or audition are required. Concert in January. Snacks.
7-9:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium. Free. Olconline.org. 265-0470. [map]



 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Fiber Arts Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to learn the basics of crochet (Aug. 7 & Sept. 5), or knitting (Aug. 21 & Sept 18). Materials provided. Experiences fiber artists are invited to bring a project to work on.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Secret Lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Lessons from the Ojibwe, 400 Years Ago": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Traverse City writer Robert Downes, an entertaining veteran speaker who has written 3 adventure-travel books, presents a video-illustrated talk on the historical research behind his new novel Windigo Moon: A Novel of Native America. Signing.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate Branch West Side Room, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Cocktail Class: The Weird Stuff: Tammy's Tastings.

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Weird ingredients in cocktails can attract attention on a menu and drive sales, so it feels like they're popping up all over these days. Sometimes they're just weird for the sake of weird, but sometimes they result in an amazing drink. This class will feature a variety of unusual components in cocktails as it explores "stunt" drinks both historic and modern. Adventurous palates only! Class is hands-on, with lots of tasting opportunities.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron. $45. 734-276-3215. tammylc@tammystastings.com http://www.tammystastings.com/events/weird-stuff/ [map]


 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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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 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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Foreshadowing: Endangered & Threatened Plant Species": Michigan Botanical Club.

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Fine art photographer Jane Kramer discusses her process of making paper out of invasive plants and then printing photographs of the shadows of endangered plants on that paper.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Treasure Hunt": Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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A chance to sift through a big grab box of foreign covers (envelopes with canceled stamps) purchased from the American Philatelic Society. Small charge for each cover you take home. Also, club members prepare for the stamp show that takes place Nov. 4 & 5.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free admission. 761-5859. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Salutaris: EMU Music Department.

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This early music ensemble celebrates the 500th birthday of Claudio Monteverdi, the Italian composer whose work was pivotal in the shift from the Renaissance to the Baroque style of music. With soprano MeeAe Nam, recorder player Arne Spohr, cellist Diane Winder, and harpsichordist Kevin Bylsma-all professors at EMU or Bowling Green State University.
EMU Alexander Recital Hall, Lowell at E. Circle Dr., Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.


 8 p.m. 

The Bros. Landreth: The Ark.

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Winnipeg alt-country quartet whose 2013 debut album, Let It Lie, is a collection of country originals flavored with stirring harmonies and Hammond B-3 organ.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $15. 761-1451. [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Chamber Music for Marimba": U-M School of Music.

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U-M percussion professor Jonathan Ovalle is joined by several U-M music professors in Marc Mellits' Tight Sweater, John Harbison's Fourteen Fabled Folksongs, Andy Akiho's LIgNEouS 1, and Minoru Miki's Marimba Spiritual. With pianist Liz Ames, saxophonist Timothy McAllister, violinists Stephen Shipps and Danielle Belen, violist Matt Albert, and cellist Katri Ervamaa.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9 p.m. 

West Coast Swing Party: Footnotes Ballroom Company.

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Sept. 4 & 18. Dancing to recorded music. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson ($10).
9-10:30 p.m., 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $5 (free with lesson). 926-0107. [map]



 
 
 

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Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery: Dave Menzo photo by Myra Klarman

This local singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His recent CD, Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection. [venue info]

Brewed Awakenings Cafe: Open Mike

The weekly lineup features mostly acoustic musicians, but performers of all sorts are invited. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [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]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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