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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, April 3, 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]



 9:30 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": 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 a.m. 

"AIReal Yoga": Ringstar Studio.

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AIReal Yoga is real yoga, in the air. Using an aerial silks-style hammock as its primary prop, students are able to explore deeper, more "honest" stretches, spine-lengthening inversions, and floating savasana. All levels of yogi are welcome at these intro-level classes. Elevate your practice!
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. $10. 734-335-1625. mail@a2ringstar.com A2ringstar.com/Aireal-yoga [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).

Mon., 11-11:30 a.m. Westgate.

Tue., 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed., 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations, see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 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.  Free! 

"A2 Early Morning Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Pace & destination TBA.
10 a.m., meet at Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd Free. 996-8440. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon., 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tue., 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed., 11 a.m.-noon Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. 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.-noon  Free! 

"Free Mothers Group Preview!': Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Come and check out what our moms group is all about. Designed for moms and their babies ages newborn to crawling, our group is a safe and welcoming space to discuss issues relating to early parenthood. Our focus is on providing moms with support and resources.
Our preview class will focus on self-care and each mom will be able to get a free professional hand massage at the end of the session.
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. Free. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [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.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Apr. 3, 10, & 17. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Free sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served. Apr. 3: National Taiwan University anthropology professor Wei-ping Lin on "Gender, Gambling, and the State in the Militarized Islands Between China and Taiwan." Apr. 10: U-M Center for Chinese Studies postdoc Anne Rebull on "Chasing Spirits Out of the Script: The Politics of Early Socialist Theatrical Adaptation." Apr. 17: Colorado College political science professor Christian Sorace on "The Mirage of Development: The Sichuan Earthquake, One Decade Later."
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Compendium as Archive? Muslim Ethical Thought and Its Circulation in Colonial India": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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Talk by U-M history professor Farina Mir.
12:30-1:30 p.m., Institute for the Humanities Osterman Common Rm., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518. [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.  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. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Anime Afternoons": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to watch new and classic anime shows. Sushi.
3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 3:45, 6:45, & 9:45 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]


 4, 6:45, & 9:15 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, 7, & 9:30 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 p.m.  Free! 

Positive Links Speaker Series: The Center for Positive Organizations.

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Technology and Happiness: The Social and Emotional Costs of Being Constantly Connected
Elizabeth Dunn

If you own a smartphone, you're currently carrying as much computing power as early spaceships took to the moon. And new wearable devices promise to keep us constantly connected to the internet, anytime, anywhere. But are these amazing new technologies actually making us happier and more socially connected? In her session, Elizabeth Dunn will describe new findings from the UBC Happy Lab, showing that being constantly connected to the internet may carry hidden costs for individuals and organizations.

The Center for Positive Organizations thanks Sanger Leadership Center, Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, and Diane (BA '73) and Paul (MBA '75) Jones for their support of the 2017-18 Positive Links Speaker Series.

Michigan Ross Campus, Robertson Auditorium - 1st floor, 701 Tappan Ave, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109. Free. 7347640544. cpo-events@umich.edu http://positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/events/technology-and-happiness-the-social-and-emotional-costs-of-being-constantly-connected/ [map]



 4 p.m. 

"First Tuesday Lego Club": Dexter District Library.

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All kids age 4 and up invited to make Lego creations.
4-5 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 4:15, 7:15, & 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.


 4:15, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Leaning Into the Wind": Michigan Theater.

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(Thomas Riedelsheimer, 2017). Sculptor/environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy and documentarian Thomas Riedelsheimer reunite in this sequel to 2001's hit documentary Rivers and Tides.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30, 7:30, & 10 p.m. 

"Flower": State Theatre.

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(Max Winkler, 2018). Darkly comic coming-of-age story about a teen girl who enlists her friends to entrap a high school teacher whom they believe to be a pedophile. Zoey Deutch, Adam Scott.
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, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Death of Stalin": Michigan Theater.

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(Armando Iannucci, 2017). Satire depicting the frantic power struggle that ensued after Stalin's death. Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buschemi.
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]


 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]


 6-7 p.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Get ripped and have fun doing it! Come for a great workout or supplement your aerial training with this all levels conditioning class, which focuses on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for. Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [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.  Free! 

Exhibition Presentations and Opening: Architecture Fellows: The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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William Muschenheim Fellowship - Laida Aguirre
Laida Aguirre is an architectural designer and artist currently based in Los Angeles, CA. She holds a BA from Northeastern University and a Master of Architecture from California Polytechnic Pomona where she is currently Adjunct Faculty at the Department of Architecture.
Walter B. Sanders Fellow - Steven Lauritano
Steven Lauritano is a theorist and historian of architecture and the visual arts. He earned his doctorate from Yale University in December 2016 and is currently completing a book project on Karl Friedrich Schinkel's conception of history, based on the Prussian designer's experimental work with antique remains.
Willard A. Oberdick Fellow - Brittany Utting
Brittany Utting holds a Master of Architecture from Yale University where she received the Sonia Albert Schimberg Prize as outstanding graduating woman and was awarded teaching fellowships under Peter Eisenman and Emmanuel Petit.
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/2018/04/03/exhibition-presentations-and-opening-architecture-fellows [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.


 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. 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/Commander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m., competitive), and modern (Fri. 6:30 p.m., casual) decks. Bring your own cards for casual tournaments. Also, all invited to play the 2-person card game Netrunner (free) at 6 p.m. on Mondays.
1 p.m. (Sun.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Class: SUN SHEN.

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In this class, you will build a solid foundation in Tai-Chi principles in an intimate setting, with guidance and personal adjustment in the SUN SHEN 35 Form from accomplished instructors. As you learn the sequence and details of the Form, you will experience the calm, effortless power that comes from relaxed focus. Classes are held Monday at 6pm, Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bookbinding Workshop: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Dark Oak Bindery owner Christine Darragh shows how to long-stitch your own hardcover journal. Materials provided. Not suitable for children under 12.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. Open to all age 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prize for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill East, 3140 Packard. $5. 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! 

Leah Stewart: Literati Bookstore.

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This acclaimed Cincinnati writer reads from What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw, her new novel about a rising TV star who travels to a remote island to escape the perils of fame but lands himself in more danger than he could have anticipated. Followed by a discussion with Stewart and U-M English professor Eileen Pollack. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [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.  Free! 

"Did It! From Yippie to Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, An American Revolutionary": Bookbound.

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L.A. writer Pat Thomas discusses his biography of the 1960s and 1970s counterculture icon who became a successful businessman in the 80s. With vintage recordings of Rubin speaking during the Vietnam War. Signing.
7 p.m., Bookbound, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Felt Ball Fun!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Beth Battey shows how to make a felt ball using cotton roving, soap, and water. Supplies provided. For all ages.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do": Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing 2-part series presented on the 1st (part 1) and 2nd (part 2) Tuesdays of October, November, and January - June. Part 1 provides information on how to understand and recognize adolescent substance use. Part 2 has break-out sessions for adults on effective strategies to help when adolescent substance use is suspected, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part 2 ends for adults and teens with a talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services, and co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, WISD/LESA Health Educators' Learning Network (supporting and advocating for Whole School, Whole Community, and the Whole Child Approach-WSCC,) St. Joseph Mercy Greenbrook Recovery Center and the Ann Arbor Public Schools. The series is inclusive of parents/guardians, teens, other family members, professionals and students - all are welcome. Registration is not required.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Exhibition Room classroom, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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All invited to view digital images (Apr. 3) and prints (Apr. 17) submitted in the club's annual competition.
7:30 p.m., Forsythe Middle School media center, 1655 Newport, Free. 327-4781. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Jazz Ensemble: EMU Music Department Jazz Ensemble.

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Donald Babcock directs this music student ensemble and small combos in a program TBA.
7:30-9 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-6842.


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Reading Glasses Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss books by contemporary writers, including quirky fiction and strange but true nonfiction. Copies of the books available at the CDL.

Apr. 3: Born a Crime, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah's memoir of growing up in South Africa during and immediately after apartheid.

May 1: The Other Einstein, Marie Benedict's novel about Einstein's unhappy 1st marriage to Serbian mathematician Mileva Marić told from her POV.

Jun. 5: TBA.
7:30-9 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, ste. 100, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of Historias de Cronopios y de Famas, Julio Cortázar's collection of satirical short stories.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth Storyslam: Michigan Radio.

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Apr. 3 & 17. 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. Apr. themes: "Awards" (Apr. 3) & "Mail" (Apr. 17). The 3-person judging teams 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 p.m.  Free! 

"The Etheric Body and the Rhythms of Healing": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Rudolf Steiner Health Center physicians Molly McMullen-Laird and Quentin McMullen discuss how anthroposophical medicine incorporates conventional medical practices with holistic treatments.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497, (517) 927-3696. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Cappel/Bishop/Flood/Taylor.

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Another beautiful Jazz night at Ziggy's with Tristan Cappel (woodwinds), Andrew Bishop (woodwinds), Tim Flood (bass) and Jonathan Taylor (drums)
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Donation. (734) 221-3961. https://www.facebook.com/events/189043448486935/ [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. 

Prism Quartet.

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Founded in 1984 by U-M saxophone professor Donald Sinta, this quartet of U-M alums performs progressive saxophone music. The New York Times calls the group "mellifluous and stylistically versatile." Tonight, members Matthew Levy, Timothy McAllister, Taimur Sullivan, and Zachary Shemon are joined by 2 MSU music faculty members, saxophonist Diego Rivera (saxophone) and Michael Dease (trombone). The program is highlighted by 2 works by Michigan composers, MSU music professor David Biedenbender's "Staying the Night" and Kristopher Bendrick's "The Acclimation of Temporal Matter in a Vacant Room." Also, Gabriella Smith's "Spring/Neap," Emily Koh's "heteronym," selections from Steve Lehman's 15 Places at the Same Time, Miguel Zenon's "The Missing Piece," and Tim Ries' "Name Day."
8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. $22 (students, $17) in advance at prismquartet.com, $25 (students, $20) at the door. [map]


 8 p.m. 

The English Beat: The Ark.

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One of the finest rock bands to emerge from the UK in the late 70s, this septet played a leading role in domesticating the nervy rhythms of Jamaican ska for a pop ethos. Their music features an unusually successful blend of bouncy, deliriously good-time dance riffs with strikingly articulate lyrics on sociopolitical themes. The current lineup features just one original member, frontman Dave Wakeling.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $35 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office and the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Mad about Chamber Music": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Apr. 3 & 10. U-M piano students perform classical chamber works TBA.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free; donations accepted. kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Queen of Heaven: Music for Mary, Music for the Queen, Music by Her": University Choir.

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Jessica Allen and Shohei Kobayashi conduct this U-M student choir in settings of "Regina Coeli" by Aichinger and Mozart, music for Queen Elizabeth I and Princess Diana, and contemporary works by Rosephanye Powell and Chen Yi. With pianist Naki Kripfgans.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Opera on Tap.

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Local opera singers perform arias and art songs that address this month's theme, "Musical Mischief."
8:30-10 p.m. (seating begins at 6:30 p.m.), Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 56 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted (buy your own food). Reservations required (call between 10 a.m. & 8 p.m.). 483-5230. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Detroit St. Filling Station: Open Mike Talent Night."

Open mike for musicians, poets, storytellers, and other performers. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo

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: "Songwriters Open Mike"

All songwriters invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [venue info]

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