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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 20, 2018






 
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 8:15 a.m. 

"CVT": Better Living Fitness Center.

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This total body class is made to get your heart rate up while strengthening your muscles in an interval timed format. Perfect for all fitness levels!
Join us on Facebook for more information about our classes and general health and fitness!: https://www.facebook.com/BetterLivingAnnArbor
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $15 walk-in.. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Exhibition on View: Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation": The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Emerging technologies of design and production have opened up new ways to engage with traditional practices of architectural drawing. The twenty-four experimental drawings commissioned for this exhibition explore the impact of such technologies on the relationship between code and drawing: how rules and constraints inform the ways architects document, analyze, represent, and design the built environment.
Each drawing engages with at least one of the below prompts that begin to expand the notion of code as it relates to architectural design and representation:
Code as generative constraint. Restrictive codes often govern what is permitted and what is prohibited. Examples of this include building codes, urban codes, zoning codes, accessibility codes, and energy codes. How can such constraints become generative, opening up opportunities for design and representation?
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734-764-1300. taubmancollegecommunications@umich.edu https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2018/03/07/exhibition-view-drawing-codes-experimental-protocols-architectural-representation [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.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [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]


 9:30-10:15 & 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]


 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": AAHOM.

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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.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (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., 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 Downtown, 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]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Coffee (and Donuts) with a Cop": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Ann Arbor Police Department community engagement police officers introduce themselves and answer questions.
10-11 a.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon. Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings. Note: Play days are also offered at the Malletts Creek (Tues. 10-11 a.m., & Thurs. 6:30-7:30 p.m.), Pittsfield (Wed., 11 a.m.-noon), Westgate (Thurs. 2-3 p.m.), and Traverwood (Fri. 10:30-11 a.m.).
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. except June 19. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Silver Sneakers Yoga": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Better SilverSneakers Yoga helps you move your body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is used to perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement!
Join us on Facebook for more information about our classes and general health and fitness: https://www.facebook.com/BetterLivingAnnArbor
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free for SilverSneakers Ann Arbor members, $5/class for Better Living members who aren't SilverSneakers members/$10 walk in. 734-747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Voices Valiant (U-M School of Music).

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Every Tues. All age 50 & over invited to join this choir. No experience necessary.
10:30 a.m.-noon, Liberty School Band Room, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. Free for visitors ($112 per cycle membership dues). 936-2660. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Tues. Activities begin at 11 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($3), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar, followed at 1 p.m. by mah-jongg, quilting, and other games & activities. Homemade buffet luncheon ($3) available at noon. All invited.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

The Lunch Bunch Social Group: Arbor Hospice.

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The Lunch Bunch is a social group for those who have lost a spouse or partner and would like to share a meal together at an Ann Arbor restaurant. Please contact us for more information. Note: Each member is responsible for the cost of their own meal. Contact Cindy Palmer at 734.794.5177 for more information.
Life without a loved one can be overwhelming, even long after that person has passed. To help individuals coping with grief, Arbor Hospice offers a supportive and caring environment to work through the loss.
Support groups and events are open to everyone, regardless of whether their loved one received services from Arbor Hospice. All grief support programs are free of charge, but donations are welcome to help support the nonprofit's programming. Registration is required.
Various Ann Arbor Restaurants. Free. 734-794-5177. arborhospice.org


 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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

Mar. 6: University of California Asian studies professor Jacob Dalton on "Evoking Enlightenment: The Rise of Poetic Language in Early Tantric Ritual."

Mar. 13: U-M Center for Chinese Studies postdoc Lei Duan on "The Culture and Politics of Private Gun Ownership in Modern China."

Mar. 20: University of Sydney China Studies Centre director Luigi Tomba on "Resilience or Vulnerability?: The Mixed Fate of Local Urbanizing Communities in China."

Mar. 27: Washington and Lee University history professor David Bello on "Qing Water Systems: A Multi-Environmental Perspective."

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11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Art, Political Metaphor, and the 'Birthday' Narrative Structure of Outlaws of the Marsh": U-M Confucius Institute.

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Zhengzhou University Chinese literature professor Liu Zhiwei discusses the significance of the birthday celebrations during 3 central episodes in this classic Ming Dynasty novel.
Noon-1 p.m., Michigan League Koessler Rm. Free. 764-8888. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"Mah-Jongg: OLLI Study Group": 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!
Instructor Stuart Baggaley has taught his modified and simplified version of the game at many venues. Classes start with a brief lecture, followed by actual playing of the game with continuous guidance from the instructor. Mah-Jongg sets will be provided.
Instructor Baggaley is a British World War II veteran (RAF) who emigrated from Norway in 1957, leaving the Fulbright Foundation in Oslo. He retired from UM Medical School (Anatomy) in 1990. This study group for those 50 and over will be held on Tuesdays from March 20 to April 24.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $35. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Women's Roles in Art History": Washtenaw Community College.

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Celebrate the accomplishments of women in the arts.
Explore the works and influence of five female artists, five female patrons and five patterns of portrayal of the feminine in the history of art. Presented by WCC trainer Deb Zuccarini, you won't want to miss this fascinating and free event.
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive. Free. 734-677-5060. wccnet.edu/womens-art-history [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! 

"Exhibition on View: Research Through Making": The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Since its inception in 2009, Research Through Making enables faculty to engage in architecture research or creative projects that are predicated on making. Seed funding is competitively awarded annually for up to five projects. Faculty collaborate with students to produce projects that ultimately lead to a public exhibition in the Liberty Annex Gallery. Through the years as the projects have evolved, the research has broadened and many have gone on to win national awards (P/A Awards, R+D Awards, ACSA Awards, AIA awards, etc.) and be published, presented and exhibited through out the world. Research Through Making is one of the most innovative architecture research programs in the country, and provides important funding that allows students to work with faculty on innovative research projects and bring that knowledge back to the classroom and into their futures as designers.
Liberty Research Annex, 305 W. Liberty Street. Free. 734-764-1300. taubmancollegecommunications@umich.edu https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2018/03/13/exhibition-view-research-through-making [map]



 3 p.m.  Free! 

"China's Soft Power: Understanding Beijing's Growing Worldwide Influence": U-M Wallace House.

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Talk by Knight wallace journalism fellows Louisa Lim and Mark Magnier.
3 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 998-7666. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Yoga for YOU!": Saline District Library.

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Teens invited to do yoga. Bring a mat or use one provided.
3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 3:45, 7:15, & 10 p.m. 

"Black Panther": State Theatre.

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(Ryan Coogler, 2018). The much anticipated superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o.
State Theatre. 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.


 4, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"A Fantastic Woman": State Theatre.

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(Sebastián Lelio, 2017). A transgender waitress/nightclub singer fights for social acceptance after the unexpected death of her boyfriend. Spanish, subtitles. Winner of this year's Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
State Theatre. 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.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

UM Frankel Center for Judaic Studies: Yael Bartana: University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Acclaimed artist and film-maker, Yael Bartana stages encounters between history and fantasy, prophecy and ritual, questioning how the present is infiltrated by the past and vice versa. Bartana will present Inferno (2013), which depicts the building of the third Temple in São Paulo by a Brazilian Neo-Pentecostal Church. Inferno collapses ancient Middle Eastern history into a surreal present, asking questions about monumental construction, destruction, and the weight of the past on material presents and imagined futures. After showing Inferno alongside clips from other works, Bartana will engage in conversation about Jewish materialities and her methodology of "historical pre-enactment" with scholar of Hebrew and German literature and visual culture, Maya Barzilai, and scholar of ancient Jewish history and visuality, Rachel Neis.
Room 3100, North Quad, 105 S. State St. Free. 734.615.8503. js-event-coord@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.html#view=week [map]



 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Visualizing Jewish Materialities": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Filmmaker Yael Bartana shows and discusses Inferno, her 2013 short film about the construction of a temple in Brazil.
4 p.m., 3100 North Quad, 105 S. State. Free. 763-9047. [map]


 4:15, 6:30, & 9:15 p.m. 

"A Wrinkle in Time": State Theatre.

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(Ava DuVernay, 2018). After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him in this much-anticipated adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's beloved young adult novel.
State Theatre. 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.


 4:30 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Thoroughbreds": State Theatre.

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(Cory Finley, 2018). Satirical drama about 2 suburban teens who rekindle their unlikely friendship over a plan to kill one of their stepfathers. Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke, Anton Yelchin.
State Theatre. 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.


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lydia Davis: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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Mar. 20 & 22. This celebrated fiction writer, essayist, and translator reads from (Mar. 20) and discusses (Mar. 22) her work. Winner of the 2013 Man Booker International Prize, she is best known for her extremely short "flash fiction" stories. "There is vigilance in her stories, and great imaginative attention," observes the renowned English critic Christopher Ricks. "Vigilance as how to realise things down to the very word or syllable; vigilance as to everybody's impure motives and illusions of feeling." Signings.
5:30-6:30 p.m., UMMA Apse, 525 S. State. Free. 615-3710. [map]


 5:30 & 7-9 p.m. 

Vernal Equinox Celebration: Michigan Friends Center.

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All invited for a multigenerational program of singing, storytelling, and discussion to celebrate the birth of spring with (if possible) a bonfire. Bring a verse, story, song, or bit of seasonal lore to share. Dress for the weather, and bring a flashlight. Potluck at 5:30 p.m.
7-9 p.m., Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clarks Lake Rd., Chelsea. Donation. Preregistration requested. 475-1892. [map]


 5:30 & 8:45 p.m. 

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri": State Theatre.

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(Martin McDonagh, 2017). Darkly comic drama about a mother who challenges the town's revered police chief to solve her daughter's murder. Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson.
State Theatre. 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.


 5:45 p.m. 

"Strength & Tone": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Are you looking to put on muscle or improve tone? Strength and Tone is the class for you! Become stronger, leaner and more toned in this fun 45 minutes strength training class.
Join us on Facebook for more information about our classes and general health and fitness: https://www.facebook.com/BetterLivingAnnArbor
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $15 walk-in.. 734-747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 5:45 & 9 p.m. 

"The Shape of Water": Michigan Theater.

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(Guillermo del Toro, 2017). Otherworldly Cold War-era drama about a lonely mute woman who develops a romantic connection with a creature that is the subject of secret government experiments.
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]


 6-8 p.m. 

"All About Honeybees: OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Instructor Victoria Dluzen McIntyre is an amateur apiarist whose love of honeybees comes to her naturally - her family name "dluzen" means "keeper of bees" in Polish. Known as "The Bee Lady," Victoria has travelled around southeastern Michigan giving talks (The Bee Lady Talks) to schools, garden clubs, and civic groups. Come and learn about the mysteries of the hive and how 50,000 bees work together for one common good.
This study group for those 50 and over will be held on March 20.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $10. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]


 6-9 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 p.m. 

Marcia Green: American Business Women's Association.

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This ABWA national board member discusses decision making strategies. The program begins with networking and dinner.
6 p.m., Quarter Bistro, 300 S. Maple. $21 in advance by noon on Mar. 15 at abwa-maia.org/resform.html. mortime@umich.edu. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

MBA Information Session: Eastern Michigan University.

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Join us at the Ann Arbor Library - Westgate Branch to learn about the MBA program at EMU, March 20th from 6PM-7:30PM! Cynthia Kazanis, EMU MBA '16 alumna and Digital Marketing Analyst at Pure Visibility, will be our guest speaker to share her experiences at EMU. Attendees will receive a code to waive the $45 application fee. Please register for this event by visiting emich.edu/cob/events/
Ann Arbor Library - Westgate Branch, 2503 Jackson Ave. Free. 734-487-4444. cob.graduate@emich.edu https://www.emich.edu/cob/events/ [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back.
6 p.m., meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 276-0240.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Seed Gardening: Getting Started": Dexter District Library.

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Small House Farm (Sanford, MI) co-owner Ben Cohen discusses the library's seed collection, seed saving techniques, storage, labeling, and more. Families welcome.
6 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

56th Ann Arbor Film Festival: Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest experimental and avant-garde film festival in North America. It runs for six days each March at the historic Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. The AAFF shows over 200 films from nearly 70 countries, offering approximately $20,000 in awards each year.
The 56th Ann Arbor Film Festival will be held March 20-25, 2018.
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. $12 ; $8 for students and seniors. 734-995-5356. info@aafilmfest.org aafilmfest.org [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Map Drawing and Graphic Literacy in the Early Republic": U-M Clements Library.

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University of Denver history professor Susan Schulten discusses map drawing after the American Revolution, when it was a common subject for schoolgirls.
6:30 p.m., U-M Business School, 701 Tappan. Free. 647-0864. [map]


 7-8 p.m. 

"Full-Body Fit": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Small-Group personal training in a full-body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine that is customized to your fitness level.
Join us on Facebook for more information about our classes and general health and fitness: https://www.facebook.com/BetterLivingAnnArbor
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $15 walk-in.. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 7 p.m. 

"How Will Americans React to Tax Cuts for the Wealthy?": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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The U.S. Congress passed a 'tax reform' package as 2017 ended. Sixty percent of Americans believe that the GOP tax package will mostly help the wealthiest among us. But will this widespread disapproval translate into political costs or electoral losses for Republicans?
The answer may surprise you! Social science research indicates the average citizen may tolerate this situation. Upcoming elections will test the findings of the research. You will want to hear this fascinating presentation by Stephanie Leiser, PhD. and Lecturer in Public Policy at the UM Ford School of Public Policy.
Here's a link for more information:
https://olli-mich.org/olli/index.php/member/ctlg/viewEventDetails/1296
Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall St. $10 (Please see our web site for "After 5" package pricing). 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 7 p.m. 

"Lone Wolf and Cub" Film Series.

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Mar. 20: "Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance" (Kenji Misumi, 1972). Adaptation of Kazuo Koike's manga series about a wandering assassin for hire who seeks vengeance for his wife's murder while accompanied by his young son. 1st of 6 films in the series, all shown this week. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m..

Mar. 21: "Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx" (Kenji Misumi, 1972). This 2nd installment finds the assassin for hire trailed by female ninjas hired to kill him as he tries to assassinate a clan traitor protected by 3 killers known as the Gods of Death. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m..

Mar. 22: "Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril" (Kenji Misumi, 1972). In this 3rd installment, the assassin is ready to kill an alluringly tattooed female assassin, but an old enemy from his past threatens his son's life. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m..

Mar. 23: "Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades" (Kenji Misumi, 1972). In this 4th installment, the assassin volunteers to be tortured by the yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m..

Mar. 24: "Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons" (Kenji Misumi, 1973). In this 5th installment, 5 swordsmen hire the assassin, and when each is defeated, more of his mission is revealed, which is to save a clan's honor by killing its royal family. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m..

Mar. 25: "Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell" (Kenji Misumi, 1974). This last installment depicts the final conflict between the assassin and the Yagyu clan. Japanese, subtitles. 7 p.m.

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7 p.m., State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

David Vaughan: Silver Maples of Chelsea Kaleidoscope Concert Series.

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This multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, the Ann Arbor First United Methodist Church music director, presents an eclectic program of gospel, early 20th-century pop music, and jazz.
7 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free. First come, first seated at the door (if available). 475-4111. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

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 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! 

Joe Gyurcsak: Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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This Blick Art Materials resident artist discusses his work.
7 p.m., AAWA Headquarters, 4484 Jackson Rd. (ste. 100). Free. annarborwomenartists@gmail.com. [map]


 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]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"68th Annual Bands in Review": Ann Arbor Public Schools.

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Mar. 17 & 20 (different programs and locations). More than 800 public school students perform in these lively concerts. Tonight: The A2 STEAM, Scarlett, and Clague middle school bands, and the Huron Varsity, Concert, and Symphony bands. Preceded at 6 p.m. by live music in the lobby by the Community High Jazz Combo.
6:30 p.m. (Mar. 17) & 7 p.m. (Mar. 20), Pioneer High School Schreiber Auditorium (Mar. 17), 601 W. Stadium and Huron High School Meyers Auditorium (Mar. 20), 2727 Fuller. Tickets $5 (family of 4, $10) in advance from band members and at the door. 996-3210. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Adolescent Brain: Substance Use, Depression, and Recovery": Ann Arbor District Library Bright Nights Community Forum.

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Talk by U-M child & adolescent psychology professor Joanna Quigley. Followed by a panel discussion with experts TBA.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Multipurpose rm. Free. 327-8301.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Writer to Writer: Susan Scott Parrish": U-M Sweetland Center for Writing/Literati Bookstore.

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This U-M English professor is joined by a U-M colleague TBA to discuss her writing process. She also discusses what she looks for from student writers and answers student questions.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


  7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery": Dawn Farm.

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Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery will be presented by Jerry Fouchey, BS, MA, SpA, CADC; Dawn Farm Outpatient and Personal Medicine therapist; and Barb Smith, author of "Brent's World." Unresolved grief and loss frequently accompany people throughout the process of moving from the culture of addiction to the culture of recovery. Families of people with addiction experience grief and loss as well. This program will explain various theories of grief and grief recovery, describe losses that chemically dependent individuals and their families experience throughout the addiction and recovery processes, and discuss how recovery program tools can help individuals cope with grief and loss. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. 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 Camera Club.

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Mar. 6 & 20. Club members show their projected images (Mar. 6) and prints (Mar. 20) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Worm's Eye View." Also, on Mar. 6, local nature photographer Gwendolyn Roth shares her favorite images with technical and interpretative commentary, and on Mar. 20, U-M cell biology professor Deborah Gumucio presents "Body Beautiful: At the Intersection of Science and Art," a collection of images of tiny biological structures submitted to the U-M BioArtography project, which she directs.
7:30 p.m., Forsythe Middle School media center, 1655 Newport, Free. 327-4781. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Cultivate Coffee and Tap House.

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Bring a game, bring a friend, or just bring yourself to Tuesday Game Night at Cultivate Coffee and Tap House. 7:30-10:00pm
Cultivate Coffee and Tap House, 307 N River, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-249-8993. www.cultivateypsi.com [map]


 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth Storyslam: Michigan Radio.

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Mar. 6 & 20. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on the monthly theme. Mar. themes: "Manners" (Mar. 6) & "Aftermath" (Mar. 20). The 3 teams of judges are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Space limited, so it's smart to arrive early.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $8. 764-5118. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

YDL Visual Book Club: Ypsilanti District Library.

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We read visually interesting books and discuss them at the Ypsilanti Ale House, every third Tuesday at 7:30 PM. Check our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1216370478414858/) for this month's title. Pick up your books at the YDL-Michigan circulation desk. Just ask for this month's Visual Book Club book.
Ypsi Ale House, 124 Pearl St #100, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 x1386. jmorgan@ypsilibrary.org ypsilibrary.org/events [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

"Jazz & Words with Elliott Levin & John Sinclair"

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Both renowned musicians, poets and long time friends Elliott Levin (Philly) and John Sinclair (Detroit) join musicians and improvisers Tim Flood - Bass, Kenn Thomas - Piano and Dave Hurley - Drums for a sure to be mind expanding evening of avant jazz & words.
For bios, see eventlink: https://www.facebook.com/events/341971469627784/
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $10. (734) 221-3961. [map]



 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8 p.m. 

The Railsplitters: The Ark.

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Adventurous Boulder quintet, fronted by vocalist Lauren Stovall, that injects traditional bluegrass and old-time music with strains of everything from samba to hip-hop.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]




 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo

This local pop-rock 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. His latest CD, Big Car Town, is 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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