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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 26, 2017






 
Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 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]



 9:30 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 a.m. 

Dealing with Alternate Universes and Views of Reality in Politics: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Current mass media provides us with the picture of political adversaries living in alternate universes with different views of reality. From social media to cable TV, we find ourselves in information silos of our own construction, getting news and views from like-minded sources. This can make it hard for us to grapple with the complexities of the political world we live in today.

This study group will meet for 90 minutes on Tuesdays from September 26 through November 7 (except for October 10). Participants will bring their values and beliefs to facilitate their understanding of alternative political realities and share each other's critical insights, to help them become more informed citizen.
Instructor Tom Murray has a Ph.D. in Communications from U-M, is Emeritus Professor of Communication at EMU.
Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [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 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Wild Swan Theater Season Auditions: Wild Swan Theater.

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Wild Swan is a professional, non-equity theater company that produces and performs productions geared for family audiences. The company gives 175 performances a year in its home base of Ann Arbor and on tour throughout the state. We are seeking actors for roles in four productions: our original version of the classic "Little Women" (performance dates December 7 - 10, 2017), a beautiful play which tells the story of a young Japanese girl's experience after the bombing of Hiroshima, "A Thousand Cranes" (performance dates March 8 - 10, 2018), our touring production "A Honey Pot of Pooh Stories" (performance dates March 12 - 17, 2018 + touring dates), and our original musical version of "The Wizard of Oz" (performance dates May 2 - 6, 2018), as well as positions with our touring company. We are especially interested in culturally diverse casting with all of our productions. Please call or email to set up an appointment.
Wild Swan Theater Studio, 6175 Jackson Rd. Free. 734-995-0530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org www.wildswantheater.org [map]



 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Ancestry Aficionados": Chelsea District Library.

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Beginner-to-expert genealogists invited to share their findings and get help from experienced volunteers about online resources and family history questions.
10 a.m.-noon, CDL Learning Lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [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]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Free sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served.

Sept. 26: Nottingham China Policy Institute fellow J. Michael Cole discusses "Taiwan's Evolving Identity and the China Challenge."

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Noon-1 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Paul Bollinger Memorial One-Room Schoolhouse Reunion Potluck: Chelsea Senior Center.

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All seniors who attended a one-room or other country school invited to bring a dish to pass (main, salad, or dessert) for a potluck lunch, along with any school photos or memorabilia you may have.
12:30 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-9242. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Mah-Jongg: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Mah-Jongg is a Chinese game resembling Gin Rummy, but played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Easy to learn, it can become quite addictive!
Each two hour session of this study group will start with a brief lecture, followed by actual playing of the game with continuous guidance from the instructor. The study group will meet on Tuesdays from September 26 through October 31. Mah-Jongg sets will be provided.
Instructor Stuart Baggaley has taught his modified and simplified version of the game at many venues. He is a British World War II veteran and retired from UM
Medical School (Anatomy) in 1990.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $35. 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]


 3-7 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Exhibition. 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.
Liberty Research Annex, 305 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. Free. 734-764-1300. taubmancollegecommunications@umich.edu http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2017/09/20/exhibition-view-future-needssomething-blue [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Strings Showcase: U-M School of Music.

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Outstanding string students perform solo and ensemble chamber works.
3 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 4 & 6:45 p.m. 

"The Rebel in the Rye": Michigan Theater.

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(Danny Strong, 2017). Biopic of reclusive J.D. Salinger, author of The Catcher in the Rye.
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 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]


 4:10 p.m.  Free! 

"Ladies' Greek: Victorian Translations of Tragedy": U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

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U-M comparative literature professor Yopie Prins discusses why a culture of female classical literacy emerged during the formation of women's colleges in the 19th century.
4:10 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 764-6330. [map]


 4:15 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]


 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! 

"Object Lessons and the Formation of Knowledge: The University of Michigan Museums, Libraries, and Collections": U-M Library.

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U-M Special Collections Library director Martha Conway, U-M Clements Library director Kevin Graffagnino, and U-M Bentley Historical Library director Terry McDonald discuss objects from their libraries that are featured in this new book by Kerstin Barndt and Carla Sinopoli.
5-6:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-0388. [map]


 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

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

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



 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]



 5:45 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! 

"When Ivory Towers Were Black: Lessons in Re-Imagining Universities and Communities": U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Dr. Sharon Egretta Sutton, FAIA discusses her most recent book, When Ivory Towers were Black: A Story about Race in America's Cities and Universities. She shares how she and an unparalleled cohort of ethnic minority students got a free Ivy League education during the late 1960s and early1970s, when the Black Power Movement was at its zenith.
In her lecture, Sutton describes the institutional context of this student-led transformation and tells how quickly it unraveled as white lash against black progress grew, just as is occurring today. After revealing both the immediate and long-term outcomes of what she refers to as Columbia's "arc of insurgency," Sutton ends by issuing a call to Michigan students to re-imagine a pipe for their own institution.
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/2017/09/26/lecture-sharon-egretta-sutton-when-ivory-towers-were-black-lessons-re-imagining [map]



 6 p.m. 

Mind Your Art Business Growth Course: Detroit Art & Business Institute/Andrea Rosenfeld.

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Question: How does an artist get noticed and how do you sell more, especially with so much talent out there? Answer: Mind Your Art Business Growth Course where you'll be empowered to reach higher clarity, profits and sales.
Mind Your Art Business empowers artists by giving them the tools and materials they need to succeed. Graduates leave with *new-found confidence *a solid business structure that prepares them for growth *a list of their ideal clients *clear and robust costing & financial plans *a comprehensive marketing strategy *a collaborative community and much, much more.
"The MYAB course has transformed the way I think + approach business. It has touched on every aspect from financials, legal, to social media and developing relationships. I feel I have a solid plan now to begin my business strategies." Kathleen A. - fine art, Ann Arbor MI
Join your peers every Tuesday night beginning 9/26 for 8-weeks of intense, yet easy-to-grasp business strategies.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $475. andrea@thedabi.com http://thedabi.com/coaching/succeed-with-your-art-business/ [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.), meet at Barton Park on Huron River Dr. 276-0240.


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Kids Robotic Series: Musical Robots": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Representatives of the local educational company Brain Monkeys help kids in grades K-8 make a musical robot using Lego Mindstorms and other robotics kits. Materials provided.
6-7:30 p.m., AADL Secret Lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [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.
6:30-8:30 p.m., location TBA at http://www.meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/. $2. Reservations requested. 945-3035.


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Essential Oils: Handmade Lip Balm Workshop: Robin Hills Farm.

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In this hands-on workshop with Holly Rutt of Little Flower Soap Co., participants will learn to make their own all-natural lip balms, scented with essential oils. After an overview of Holly's signature recipe and a brief discussion of sourcing ingredients, students will make, package, and label 10 tubes each of their own custom-scented blends to take home.
Holly Rutt is the owner and lead designer at The Little Flower Soap Co., a Chelsea-based spa gift company established in 2010. She specializes in handcrafting all-natural body care products with pure ingredients and healing botanicals at her home studio on Werkner Road. She also owns and operates Sweet Pea Floral Design, offering floristry for weddings and events.
Robin Hills Farm, 20390 Michigan 52, Chelsea. $30. 734-834-8496. ben.w@robinhillsfarm.com https://www.eventbrite.com/e/essential-oils-handmade-lip-balm-workshop-tickets-36439426305 [map]



 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]


 6:30-7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"PJ Evening Storytime": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 2-6 invited to come in their PJs for a program of stories & songs and to make a craft to take home.
6:30-7:15 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Drummunity Circle"

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Lori Fithian, a local drummer and drum teacher, leads a drum circle. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Kids welcome. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by a brief drum lesson.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main. Free. 426-7818. [map]


 7 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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Bioethics Discussion: Organ and Body Donations: The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A discussion on the give and take of our very selves.
Essays to consider:
"The survival lottery"
"The case for allowing kidney sales"
"Organ donation and retrieval: whose body is it anyway?"
Lurie Biomedical Engineering, Room 2185, 1101 Beal Ave. Free. belmont@umich.edu [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! 

Literati Book Club: Literati Bookstore.

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All invited to discuss You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, Sherman Alexie's moving memoir about his mother.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Matt Dane: U-M Stearns Collection Lecture.

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This Boulder violist discusses the viola d'amore, a Baroque viola variant he plays that has 7 strings.
7 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Watkins Lecture Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Moms Demand Action Washtenaw County.

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4th Tuesday of every month (except July)
7 - 8:30 pm
New member orientation: 6:30 - 7 pm
NEW 2017-2018 LOCATION: Riverside Arts Center (RAC) (76 N. Huron Street, Ypsilanti; 2nd fl Studio 1)
At our monthly chapter meetings, we receive skills training in various relevant areas, discuss and mobilize around pending legislation, and brainstorm strategies for upcoming events.
Questions? momswashtenaw@gmail.com
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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a non-partisan grassroots movement to mobilize moms, families, and everyday Americans to advocate for stronger gun laws. We are a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country.
www.momsdemandaction.org
Text JOIN to 644-33
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St, Ypsilanti. Free. momswashtenaw@gmail.com [map]



 7 p.m. 

New Horizons Band Rehearsal.

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All musicians invited to join this 60-member senior band. Bring a band instrument. The Greenhorn Band for beginners (or those who haven't played in a long time or want to try new instruments) meets at 6 p.m.
7-9 p.m., Liberty School band room, 7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., Saline. Free. 769-2613. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

W. Todd Kaneko: Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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Reading by this GVSU creative writing professor, a widely published poet whose 2014 book The Dead Wrestler Elegies, is an acclaimed collection of illustrated poems about professional wrestling and the toll it has taken on its stars. "Todd Kaneko's The Dead Wrestler Elegies is some kind of miracle," says NMU English professor and poet Matthew Gavin Frank. "The book succeeds as … myth-making and intervention, … and a meditation on everything from gender politics to the points at which we all, eventually, submit. Rarely has a book of poetry (even illustrated poetry) managed to be so profound while being so entertaining." The program begins with open mike readings.
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Bluegrass Meetup": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass and bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5 fee to cover building rental. meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Bluegrass-Meetup. 794-6250. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"College Night": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talks by the co-authors of Solving the College Admissions Puzzle: A Guide for Students and Families about College Selection, Essay Writing and High-Stakes Testing. Community High college prep counselor John Boshoven discusses how to find the right college, Essay Coaching founder Debbie Merion discusses writing an application essay, and performance coach Geri Markel discusses scoring well on ACT and SAT tests. Q&A.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate Branch West Side Room, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Yellow Room Gang: A Look Inside": Ann Arbor District Library.

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This collective of 8 local singer-songwriters---David Barrett, Jim Bizer, Annie Capps, Kitty Donohoe, Jan Krist, Matt Watroba, and Michael Hough & David Tamulevich of the local duo Mustard's Retreat--have been meeting monthly in Tamulevich's living room for more than a decade to share and work out new songs, and tonight they hold their monthly get-together at the AADL for the public to view.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [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 101": Dawn Farm.

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Addiction 101 will be presented by James Balmer; President, Dawn Farm. This program will provide a general overview of alcohol/other drug addiction and recovery. The presenter will examine the progression of alcohol/other drug use, review addiction as a brain disease and discuss the process of recovery. Participants will learn how individuals experience initial and continuing alcohol and other drug use and gain a basic understanding of the process and diagnosis of addiction, how the brain functions in a person with alcohol/other drug addiction, and methods utilized to help people with alcohol/other drug use disorders achieve sustained recovery. 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! 

Ann Arbor Dance Works.

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The U-M dance department's internationally acclaimed resident professional company presents a program highlighted by new works by NYC choreographer Shannon Gillen and Bulgarian dance theater artist Tzveta Kassabova, and the premiere of U-M dance professor Peter Sparling's screendance Clonal Renderings 2: Canon in 2 x 3. Propelled by John Adams's driving China Gates (performed live by U-M dance department pianist Edith Lin), it consists of video replicas of Sparling that multiply and disappear, moving back into infinite depth and then forward, eventually climbing out of the frame. The evening continues with Take Root Dance Company (Oakland University) co-directors (and U-M grads) Ali Woerner and Thayer Jonutz performing an excerpt of their 2015 work Ink. U-M alumni Colin Mysliwiec Raybin and Michael Spencer Phillips perform Valet and Vanity, their new duet set to Scriabin preludes performed by pianist Shalva Vashakashvili. The program concludes with Would You, a duet choreographed and performed by U-M dance grads Sean Hoskins and Molly Paberzs, who create and resolve tensions with intersecting bodies amid layered sound, creative use of a projector, and a sandwich board.
7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), U-M Dance Bldg. Betty Pease studio, 1310 North University Ct. (off Observatory). $10 (students & seniors, $7) in advance at Michigan Union Ticket Office and mutotix.com) and (if available) at the door. 763-TKTS. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Beth Hart: Live Nation.

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Grammy-nominated veteran blues-rock singer-songwriter from L.A., known for her emotionally intense lyrics and musical versatility. Her 2017 album, Fire on the Floor, though lighter in tone and less introspective than usual, still showcases her versatility, seamlessly and playfully incorporating jazz, blues, rock, gospel, salsa, and roots music.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $29.50-$49.50 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, Ticketmaster.com, & all other Ticketmaster outlets. To charge by phone, call (800) 745-3000. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Beth Hart: Live Nation.

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Grammy-nominated veteran blues-rock singer-songwriter from L.A., known for her emotionally intense lyrics and musical versatility. Her 2017 album, Fire on the Floor, though lighter in tone and less introspective than usual, still showcases her versatility, seamlessly and playfully incorporating jazz, blues, rock, gospel, salsa, and roots music.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $29.50-$49.50 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, Ticketmaster.com, & all other Ticketmaster outlets. To charge by phone, call (800) 745-3000. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Lushh: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Electronic hip-hop-oriented jazz-soul fusion by this Kalamazoo-based quintet of WMU students. With tenor saxophonist Eddie Codrington, guitarist and electronics manipulator Andrew Saliba, keyboardist Grayson Nye, bassist Matt Epperson, and drummer Madison George. Their debut EP, Nebulushh, was just released.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended at Kerrytownconcerthouse.com or 769-2999. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

The Young Novelists: The Ark.

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This Toronto roots-rock band, winner of the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards New/Emerging Artist of the Year, is fronted by the husband-and-wife duo of Graydon James and Laura Spink, who write songs inspired by their small-town roots.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. Free. All encouraged to bring nonperishable food or money to donate to Food Gatherers. 761-1451. [map]



 8-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Smarty Pants Trivia Smackdown": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to round up 6 people to compete in a 5-round trivia contest. Prizes for the top 2 teams.
8-9:30 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100. Free. 475-8732. [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]

Oz's Music Environment: "Ukulele Jam"

Musicians of all ability levels invited. [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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