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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 19, 2017






 
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 7:00 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: SUN SHEN.

  community member   < less Master Kim Instructs Senior Student

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]



 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 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 13-Apr. 25. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]


 9:30 a.m. 

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

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


 10 a.m.-7 p.m.  Free! 

"In Transit": Ann Arbor Art Center/Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority.

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Through Sept. 30. 70 works by current WCC students and alums. In conjunction with a mobile exhibit of artwork by WCC students on the interiors of TheRide's 100 buses and the exterior of 4 buses.
Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty. Free. 994-8004. [map]


 10-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. & Wed. Stories and songs for kids age 2 & up (accompanied by an adult). Note: These storytimes are also offered at the Traverwood (Tues., 11-11:30 a.m.; Wed., 6-6:30 p.m.; & Thurs., 10-10:30 a.m.), Malletts Creek (Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.), Pittsfield (Thurs. 7-7:30 p.m. & Fri. 10-10:30 a.m.), and Westgate (Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. EXCEPT OCT. 9, Wed. 1-1:30 p.m., & Fri. 10.-10:30 a.m.) branches.
10-10:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 11-11:30 a.m. (Wed.), AADL youth department story room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
9:30-10:15 & 10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Area Babywearers Meet Up: WIC Office in Washtenaw Country Human Services Building.

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Join us to learn how to use your baby carrier. Meetings are free, informal, and open session. Drop in any time during the scheduled meet up to learn positioning tips from our leaders or to just socialize! Bring your own carrier or experiment with some of library carriers to find out what you like. Siblings are welcome at meetings, as are partners, grandparents, nannies, and anyone else who is involved in caring for a child. We meet in the WIC office lobby (Washtenaw County Services Building - 555 Towner, Ypsilanti, MI).
WIC Office, 555 Towner, Ypsilanti. Free. annarborbabywearers@gmail.com annarborbabywearers.com [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-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Archiving Dos and Don'ts": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Priceless Preservation of Ann Arbor founder Rob Hoffman, a professional archivist who has worked for the Baseball Hall of Fame and the U-M Bentley Historical Library, offers tips for preserving family photos, movies, and slides.
Noon-1:30 p.m., AADL Westgate Branch West Side Room, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Mark Dion Redux": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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Panel discussion on Waiting for the Extraordinary, Mark Dion's installation of 13 glowing sculptures that represent the academic disciplines invented by Michigan chief justice Augustus Woodward in his territorial act of 1817. With U-M art professor Osman Khan, Detroit-based multimedia artist Sarah Rose Sharp, and artist Paul Amenta, co-founder of SiTE:LAB, which uses vacant urban spaces for temporary site-specific art installations and projects. Moderated by the exhibit curator Amanda Krugliak.
12:30 p.m., 202 S. Thayer, rm. 1022. Free. 936-3518. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Advanced French Conversation II: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less OLLI Study Group

This class will be conducted entirely in French. Participants will be able to improve their conversational French through discussion of current events and subjects of mutual interest. A text, perhaps a short novel, will be chosen by the class.
This study group will meet for two hours on Tuesdays from September 19 through December 19.
Prerequisite: Due to the advanced coursework, participants must have taken Advanced French Conversation with Mr. Wyatt previously. Mr. Wyatt is a former professor of French.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [map]



 1 p.m. 

Advanced German IV, Continued: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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The course will be a continuation of Advanced German of winter '17. We will focus on the use of idiomatic German for conversation.
This study group will meet for two hours on Tuesdays from September 19 through December 19.
Instructor Renate Gerulaitis is professor emeritus of German Language and Literature at Oakland University.
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Drive. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [map]



 1 p.m. 

The Origin & Evolution of Earth I: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less OLLI Study Group

The class will follow the Earth from the Big Bang to the formation of continents using Robert Hazen's excellent DVD lectures from the Teaching Company.
We'll view two 30-minute lectures per class, each followed by 20 minutes for questions and discussion. (The full course has 48 lectures; we'll cover the first 24 in the fall with the final 24 in the spring.)
Instructor Dick Chase, who worked 27 years as a research physicist for Ford and taught physics at several levels, will lead this class. It will meet for two hours on Tuesdays from September 19 through December 12 (except for November 21).
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium Blvd. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [map]



 1 p.m. 

Writing Memoirs: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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We meet and participants read their memoirs and we discuss them and make suggestions.
This study group will meet for two hours on Tuesdays from September 19 through November 21.
Instructor Zibby Oneal has written books for children and one book of a "happening" at the VA in Ann Arbor.
Bank of Ann Arbor, 2601 Plymouth Road. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [map]



 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Tutoring: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation, writing practice, book study, and TOEFL prep groups for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [map]


 3 p.m. 

Current Events: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less OLLI Study Group

This discussion group is for people interested in current events happening at the local, national and global level. All opinions will be heard courteously. No materials or special expertise required, just an open mind and a good sense of humor.
This study group will meet for two hours on Tuesdays from September 19 through December 19.
Instructors for this study group are Bill Milne, who retired in 1996 from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD., and Joan Innes, a native Ann Arborite who has been leading Current Events for five years.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [map]



 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Tween Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 9-13 invited to discuss a book. Also, a related activity. Snacks.

Sept. 19: Tuesdays at the Castle, the first in Jessica Day George's popular Castle Glower series. When the king, queen, and eldest prince vanish, the youngest daughter must thwart usurpers with the help of her siblings and her family's mischievous sentient castle.

Nov. 14: Number the Stars, Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning story about a Danish girl helping to smuggle her Jewish friends to safety in Sweden during WWII.

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3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues., May 23-Oct. 17 With a variety of musical entertainment each week. Also, live farm animals and tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse and cabin.

Sept. 5: Dorkestra. Local blues-flavored folk-rock swing quintet.

Sept. 12: Bop Dragons. Latin jazz trio.

Sept. 19: Tim Berla. Local singer-songwriter performs songs in an eclectic mix of styles from jazz to country.

Sept. 26: K Michael Joseph. This local singer performs an eclectic array of covers from Badfinger to Cowboy Junkies and the Smashing Pumpkins, along with a few originals, on acoustic guitar and synthesizer.

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4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 971-5870. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Colin Powell: U-M College of Engineering James R. Mellor Lecture.

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This former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs is joined by U-M College of Engineering Dean Alec Gallimore in a conversation about the role of engineering & technology in national security.

This is a free event, but requires tickets, available at the Michigan Union, 530 S. State.
Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University. Free, tickets required. 647-7000. [map]


 4:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Growing Up Hmong at the Crossroads": U-M Department of Afroamerican and African Studies/Michigan Theater.

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(Safoi Babana-Hampton, 2017). Four children of former Hmong refugees embark on life-altering journeys to construct and perform a sense of place in the community and the world, in globally turbulent times.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: Free. [map]


 4:30 & 6:45 p.m. 

"The Midwife": Michigan Theater.

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(Martin Provost, 2017). Bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship between a tightly wound midwife and her late father's eccentric ex-mistress. Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve. French, 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]


 4:45, 7:15, & 9:45 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]


 4:45 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]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

2016 Cruise Nights: Chelsea Classic Cruisers.

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


 5:30 p.m. 

"Trampoline - Circuit Strength Class": The Mix Studios.

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Trampoline fitness and circuit strength class. Get the best of both worlds in this total body fitness class. Half low impact heart rate pumping trampoline cardio and half strength training using a variety of equipment to keep the workout fun and effective. We use dumbbells, kettlebells, bodyweight and med balls for a fun filled variety workout! All fitness levels welcome as we have trainers watching form and all moves can be modified to your level.
The Mix Studio, 2007 S State Street. Free First Class. 734-786-1260. fittogowithmolly.com or the-mix-studios.com [map]



 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

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

  community member   < less Easy Street Jazz Band

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



 5:45 p.m. 

"Strength & Tone": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Get a great strength based workout in only 45 minutes. $15 walk in; also included in some Better Living Fitness Center memberships.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $15. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Dog & Suds Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"The Future Needs...Something Blue": U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Exhibition reception and presentation. Could anyone have foreseen the technical, social, and conceptual issues that have confronted the University of Michigan since its founding 200 years ago, or the challenges it has faced in the last 100, 50, or even five years? In the marshaling of knowledge and expertise, the greatest achievement of the University lies not in its continuity, but in its ability to address the unforeseen. Drawing on the student work from the Taubaum College Architecture Program, "The Future Needs…Something Blue" addresses an idea of the future that lies not in the answers to questions we now know, but in possibilities we are only now beginning to imagine. Sited at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning's Liberty Research Annex, the display is simultaneously shop window, gallery, and salon. Organized around a series of emergent themes it is an interactional space in which to view (in perspective, parallax, parallel, and contrast) the multiple points of view that constitute the future.
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734-764-1300. autryl@umich.edu http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2017/09/19/exhibition-opening-future-needssomething-blue [map]


 6 p.m. 

"The Many Faces of Retirement: Consider Your Stepping Stones": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Are you thinking about retiring or are you new to retirement? Do you have questions about what this transition will mean for you and others? While working, does
retirement planning feel like a burden or a long wait to a distant paradise?
Retirement can unfold and evolve in many ways. There will be changes and challenges in use of time, relationships, lifestyle and life satisfaction.
Instructor Justine Bykowski will lead this study group for two hours on Tuesdays from September 19 through October 3.
Brookhaven Manor, 401 W. Oakbrook Drive. $15. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [map]



 6 p.m. 

Youth FLAG Rugby: Legacy Rugby Academy.

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This is an intro FLAG youth rugby league for boys and girls ages 5-12 years old. Athletes will learn the sport of rugby in a fun, safe, and non-contact environment. Temas will be split up into appropriate age ranges after registration closes. The league duration will be 6 weeks (September 19th to October 26th) and be held every Tuesday and Thursday at Freeman Field from 6-7:30 behind Go Like the Wind Montessori. Every kid who signs up will get a rugby ball of their own!
Sign up here: http://legacycenter.maxgalaxy.net/Registration.aspx?ActivityID=1800
Freeman Field, 3540 Dixboro Ln. $100. bsparks@legacycentermichigan.com. bsparks@legacycentermichigan.com Legacyrugbyacademy.com [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women: Huron River Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back. Geared especially, but not exclusively, for women new to riding.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.), 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), & 6 p.m. (Nov.), meet at Barton Park on Huron River Dr. 276-0240. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every 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]


 7 & 9:30 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. 

Basic Tai-Chi Form: SUN SHEN.

  community member   < less Students Practice SUN SHEN Basic Tai-Chi Form

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. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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


 7 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7-8:30 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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Kaleidoscope Concert Series: Silver Maples of Chelsea.

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Sept. 19: Picks & Sticks Stringband. Local string ensemble whose eclectic repertoire includes swing, jazz, country, and bluegrass tunes.

Oct. 17: Jason Dennie. Highly regarded local acoustic fingerstyle guitarist and mandolinist who plays an eclectic brand of folk-based music in the tradition of John Fahey, Leo Kottke, and Michael Hedges.


7 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free to seniors, but tickets (available at the Chelsea Senior Center) required. First come, first seated at the door (if available). 475-4111.
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Polka Jam Session.

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All accordion players and other musicians invited to play polkas and waltzes and other ethnic and old-time music.
7-9 p.m., American Legion Hall, 44 Wabash St. (south off Main), Milan. Free. 529-3903. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Screening of Portland State University graphic design professor Briar Levit's 2017 documentary tracing the development of graphic design from the Mad Men era to the advent of the desktop computer and beyond.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Herbal Options for Pain": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local holistic health practitioner Linda Diane Feldt.
7 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 994-4589. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan Football Series": Dexter District Library.

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Sept. 19, Oct. 25, & Nov. 16. A 3-part series of lectures, discussions, and a documentary screening about U-M football. Sept. 19: "Part 1: Billy Taylor." Screening of Perseverance: The Story of Dr. Billy Taylor, a documentary about former U-M tailback Taylor and his experiences following his last game with U-M in 1972 and the subsequent death of his mother. Followed by a discussion with Taylor and sports writers Jon Stevens and Ken Magee. Oct. 25: "Part 2: The Little Brown Jug." Ann Arbor native Ken Magee and local architect Jon Stevens discuss the book they cowrote on the U-M/Minnesota football rivalry. Nov. 16: "Part 3: The Game." Ken Magee and Jon M. Stevens discuss their book, The Game: the Michigan-Ohio State Football Rivalry.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Origami": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Internationally known local origami artist Beth Johnson (bethjohnsonorigami.com) discusses and shows participants how to do this popular Japanese paper-folding craft.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Self-Care Through Movement, Mindfulness, and Meditation: Question Everything, and Grow": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lecture-demo by local massage therapist Brian Truskowski.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate Branch West Side Room, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families": U-M Ford Presidential Library.

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Culinary historian Adrian Miller, a former special assistant to President Clinton, discusses his new book about White House kitchen staff who served first families from the Washingtons to the Obamas. Followed by a book sale, signing, and reception.
7 p.m., Ford Library, 1000 Beal. Free. 205-0555. [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

Open Rehearsal: Ann Arbor Grail Singers.

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Sept. 12, 19, & 26. All women invited to join this women's chamber choir to sing early music. This month's rehearsals include auditions for new members.
7:15-9:15 p.m., location TBA. Free. AnnArborGrailSingers.org, 662-0631. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Addiction and Families": Dawn Farm.

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Addiction and Families will be presented on by Dr. Lynn Kleiman Malinoff, Ed.D. Substance addiction is often described as a family condition. This program will provide an overview of how addiction impacts each member of a family. The presenter will describe roles and behaviors that family members often acquire when living with addiction, ways in which each family member is affected by addiction in the family, and options for family members to obtain help to cope with addiction in the family. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. Registration is not required. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of services for people with substance use disorders.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Simulcast: New York Philharmonic Opening Gala Concert Celebration": UMMA/University Musical Society.

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Live outdoor broadcast of the New York Philharmonic's season opener, a performance of Mahler's emotionally powerful 5th Symphony. The orchestra is noted for its clean, punctual tone and a spirited musicianship led by its especially strong brass and percussion sections.
7:30 p.m., UMMA front lawn, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 8 p.m. 

John Craigie: The Ark.

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This Portland-based singer-songwriter, hailed as a modern-day troubadour, has garnered comparisons to John Prine for his music and the late stand-up comic Mitch Hedberg for his humor and wit. His new album, No Rain, No Rose, is a love song to the city of Portland and its creative community. Opening act is Toronto songwriter Ken Yates, a highly regarded young Ontario singer-songwriter whose fans include John Mayer.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $15 (Ark members at Solo level & above, free). 761-1451. [map]



 9:15 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Jesse Kramer Trio

Jazz trio led by drummer Kramer. With saxophonist Bobby Streng and bassist Damon Warmack. [venue info]

Crossroads Bar & Grill: "Showcase Tuesday"

With up-and-coming local bands TBA. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: 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]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh- minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. He recently released his first CD in 18 years, Big Car Town, a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [venue info]

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

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

 
 


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