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Calendar of Events

Monday, April 9, 2018






 
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 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Exhibition on View: 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/2018/04/04/exhibition-view-architecture-fellows [map]


 9 a.m. 

"Stretch & Strength Yoga": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Stretch and Strength Yoga: This is one of our yoga classes for beginners and enthusiasts alike! Stretch and Strength Yoga class at Better Living Fitness of Ann Arbor, will help you target specific areas of your body and work towards building strength and increasing flexibility. Our yoga leaders will help align your focus to form the proper poses and make sure your focus is on improving your overall fitness.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $20 walk-in. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

UM Frankel Center Event: Materializing Ancient Judaism Symposium: University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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This two-day conference brings together scholars from across a range of disciplines to consider how people in the ancient Mediterranean world, Jews among them, related both to matter itself and to issues of materiality. How did they conceptualize the relationships between word and thing, language and action, text and artifact? How did they sense, understand, and construct material entities such as quotidian or sacred artifacts, human or divine bodies, built or natural environments, and so on? How did non-Jews perceive or represent the relationships between Jews and matter? Finally, how has the history of Jews and matter been reconstructed in modern scholarship and how might scholars approach the nexus of Jews and the material more productively?
Rackham Graduate School, Conference Rooms, 915 E. Washington St. Free. 734.763.9047. js-event-coord@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.html#date=&view=week [map]



 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Materializing Ancient Judaism Symposium": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Apr. 9 & 10. Two-day series of talks by U-M and visiting scholars on how people in the ancient Mediterranean world understood their relationships to objects and materiality in general.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Rackham. Free. 763-9047.


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 22-Apr. 30. All women who can carry a tune, read music, and harmonize with a group are invited to join this independent local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com. 665-9271. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Silver Sneakers": Better Living Fitness Center.

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SilverSneakers allows you to move to the music thorugh a variety of exercises designed to increase strength, range of movement and activities for daily living.
Free for SilverSneakers Ann Arbor members, $5/class for Better Living members who aren't SilverSneakers members/$10 walk in.
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]


 10:30-11:30 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.


 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.


 Noon-3 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Lunch (reservations required) available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3).
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-4 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bonsai: What It Is and Isn't": Chelsea Area Garden Club.

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Talk by acclaimed bonsai expert Jack Wikle, who maintains one of the Midwest's largest bonsai collections at MSU Hidden Lake Gardens northeast of Adrian.
12:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 128 Park, Chelsea. Free; donations accepted. 475-9748. [map]


 1 p.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]



 1, 3:45, 6:45, & 9:45 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.


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Writing Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to read and discuss poetry, essays, fiction, and reminiscences they have written.
1-3 p.m., Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1:15 & 9:15 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]


 1:30, 2, 4, 4:30, 7, 7:30, 9:30 & 10 p.m. 

"Isle of Dogs": State Theatre.

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(Wes Anderson, 2018). Stop-motion animated comedy set in near-future Japan about a boy searching for his lost dog.
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.


 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Monday": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 8-12 invited to try out this computer game that involves building things with virtual blocks to work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL learning lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Credibility Struggles in Times of Tectonic Upheaval: Rethinking Civic Epistemologies around Indian Nuclear Power Politics": U-M Science, Technology, and Society Program.

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Talk by Ohio State comparative studies professor Monamie Bhadra.
4-5 p.m., 1014 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. Free. 763-2066. [map]


 4 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]


 4:15 & 6:30 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.


 4:15, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Leisure Seeker": Michigan Theater.

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(Paolo Virtzý, 2018). Comedic drama starring Helen Mirren & Donald Sutherland as a roadtripping couple traveling from Boston to Key West in an RV they call "the Leisure Seeker."
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 & 10 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]


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

19th Annual Wet Meadow Burn: Buhr Park Children's Wet Meadow.

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City natural area program staff conduct the annual prescribed burn of the wet meadows. "It's quite a sight--my daughter has gone to prescribed burns since age 2 and loves them," says one parent. "I think it's quite safe for kids of any age if they're with a parent." If you'd like to help prepare for the burn, check the website for current info on seed collecting. If there are sufficient seeds available, show up at 3:30 p.m. with a paper shopping bag to help with seed collecting. Then help scatter native plant seeds on the meadow after the burn. In case of rain or high humidity, the burn is postponed until April 10 or later. See www.wetmeadow.org for updates.
4:30 p.m., Buhr Park, 2751 Packard. Free. 734-971-5870. [map]


 5:30-7 p.m.  Free! 

""Alzheimer's The Basics": Atria Park of Ann Arbor and Alzheimer's Association.

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An Education Program by the Alzheimer's Association:
Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging.
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more.
Program is hosted by Atria Park of Ann Arbor
Date: Monday, April 9, 2018
Time: 5:30-7:00
Cost: Free; Donations are always appreciated
Registration: Advance registration is required. Please call 800-272-3900 to register.*
*Programs with less than 5 registrants are subject to cancellation.
Atria Park of Ann Arbor, 1901 Plymouth Rd. Free. 800-272-3900. mckenna.hindman@atriaseniorliving.com www.atria-annarbor.com [map]



 5:30 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.. 734-747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 6 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]



 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Amr Goes to Hollywood": U-M Arab & Muslim American Studies.

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Talk by Amr El-Baymoumi, the Egyptian American actor whose recent credits include the Netflix's House of Cards, the USA Network's Mr. Robot, and NBC's The Blacklist.
6-7:30 p.m., UMMA Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 763-1460. [map]


 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:15 p.m., Running Fit, 123 E. Liberty (Mon.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 5700 Jackson (Wed.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 3010 Washtenaw (Thurs.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Wed.), 548-6299 (Thurs.). [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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The Lace Museum (Northville) owner Mary Salmon discusses her experiences collecting handmade lace from around the world. The program begins with socializing and displays of members' work.
6:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church Piper Hall (lower level, enter on the east side of the building and take elevator down), 1501 W. Liberty. Free. annarborfiberarts@gmail.com. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Living On Support Group: Arbor Hospice.

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A series of ongoing groups where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, depending on the interests of those attending the group. The focus of these groups is to express feelings and experiences related to loss in a supportive, caring and non-judgmental environment. Contact Margie Martin at 734.769.5821 to register.
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.
Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 734-769-5821. arborhospice.org [map]


 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]


 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

Helping Children With Emotional Moments: First Steps Ann Arbor and Catherine Fischer.

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In this free, interactive presentation led by Certified Instructor Catherine Fischer, you will gain a deeper understanding of what's behind children's behavior when they have big outbursts and what you can do to help when it does.
You'll also learn about a tool that helps adults with the emotional overload that comes with parenting.
There will be time for questions about your family's particular challenges.
This evening is for adults only.
To Register: Email FirstSteps@aaps.k12.mi.us
Preschool & Family Center, 2775 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104. Free. FirstSteps@aaps.k12.mi.us [map]



 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

String Quartet Recital: U-M School of Music.

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U-M music students perform works TBA. Other string quartet recitals this month: Apr. 14 at 8 p.m. (Stearns Bldg. Cady Rm., 2005 Baits).
6:45 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Arabic Food Demonstration: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Exotic Bakeries owner Jinan El-Khatib, shows teens in grade 6-adults how to make some popular dishes from northern Syria.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Friends of McKune Memorial Library Mystery Book Club.

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All invited to discuss the books in different mystery series.

Jan. 8: Ace Atkins' Quinn Colton mysteries.

Feb. 13: Amy Stewart's Constance Kopp mysteries.

Mar. 13: Paul Dorion's Mike Bowditch mysteries.

Apr. 9: Bill Loehfelm's Maureen Coughlin mysteries.

May 8: Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone mysteries.

Jun. 11: Will Smith's Barker & Llewelyn mysteries.
7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant, Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-7035. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations on various topics led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each discussion begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Apr. 2: "The Struggle to Forgive." Apr. 9: "In the News." Apr. 16: "How to Live Before You Die." Apr. 23: "Emergency: Make Room for God." Apr. 30: "Pass or Fail: The State of Education."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Fort Powell and the Civil War": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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Talk by club president Ken Baumann.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Administrative Bldg. Education Center Exhibition Rm., 5305 Elliott Dr. Free. (517) 750-2741. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Mocktails & Nightcaps!": Saline District Library.

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All adults invited to make non-alcoholic drinks inspired by Merrily Grashin's book, Women's Libation.
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Ran": U-M Center for Japanese Studies.

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(Akira Kurosawa, 1985). Whena warlord in medieval Japan retires, his 3 sons turn on each other and him. Japanese, subtitles.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50. 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Somewhere in Time" Book Discussion Group: Dexter District Library.

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All invited to discuss history and occasional historical fiction books TBA.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477, ext. 119. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Unbearable Lightness of Being": Michigan Theater.

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(Philip Kaufman, 1988). Film adaptation of the Milan Kundera novel of ideas set among Czech artists and intellectuals in the wake of the suppression of the 1968 Prague Spring by the Soviet army.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:15 p.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]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Concert Band: EMU Music Department.

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Derek Shapiro directs this music student ensemble in a program TBA.
7:30 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-1430.


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon., except Memorial Day. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Aqua Fitness": South Lyon Recreation Authority.

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Exercise in chest-high water to improve cardiovascular system, strength, flexibility, balance, and overall Heath. All fitness levels welcome. Every Mon and Wed evening 8 - 9 p.m at South Lyon High School pool on Pontiac Trail in South Lyon. Can pay as you go as "drop in" for $8. Best exercise one can do that addresses every muscle group and with minimal impact
South Lyon High School, Pontiac Trail, South Lyon. $8. katrina63@yahoo.com


 8-11 p.m. 

Ellery Eskelin Solo Concert.

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World renowned tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin will bring his solo project to Canterbury House! "For the past thirty years Ellery Eskelin has been at the forefront of the global creative improvised music scene. Based in New York City, he has traveled widely performing, recording and amassing a very personal and iconoclastic body of work. And yet Ellery Eskelin has always remained deeply committed to the traditions of jazz and American music. Eskelin embodies this seeming contradiction with ease. He does not see jazz as a style or idiom but as a process. Further, a process of creative development that has great relevancy to our time. In this pursuit Eskelin consistently delivers to the listening public unadulterated, passionate music with no excuses and no apologies."
View more of artist's bio at: http://home.earthlink.net/~eskelin/
Canterbury House, 721 E. Huron Street. Donation. $10 (general)/$5 (students & seniors). (734) 665-0606. [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Old, New, Borrowed": U-M Concert Band.

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Courtney Snyder and Giovanni Griguente conduct this student ensemble in U-M composition professor emeritus (and Pulitzer Prize winner) William Bolcom's Concert Suite, with U-M saxophone professor Timothy McAllister, in honor of Bolcom's 80th birthday in May. The program also includes Jacob's Old Wine in New Bottles, Bryant's Ecstatic Waters, and Welcher's Zion.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Opera Scenes": U-M Undergraduate Opera Studio Workshop.

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U-M undergrad opera students present staged scenes and duets from Handel's Rodelinda, Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Cimarosa's Il matrimonio segreto, and Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Recital Hall, 1100 Baits, North Campus. Free. 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Sweet Stories": Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea.

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Apr. 9 & 23. Open mike for storytellers, who each get 5 minutes to perform.
8-9:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 123 W. Washington. Free. 769-2331. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Sweet Stories": Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea.

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Apr. 9 & 23. Open mike for storytellers, who each get 5 minutes to perform.
8-9:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 123 W. Washington. Free. 769-2331. [map]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

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

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


 9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Viewing Night": U-M Detroit Observatory.

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All invited to peer at the night sky through antique telescopes. The Observatory dome can be opened only during mild, dry weather; check dept.astro.lsa.umich.edu/detroit.php after 5 p.m. to make sure the event is still on.
9:30-11 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. Free. 764-3482. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Brewed Awakenings Cafe: Open Mike

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

Canterbury House: Ellery Eskelin Ellery Eskelin

Solo performance by this veteran NYC-based jazz saxophonist known for his iconoclastic improvisations. "Eskelin is a romantic avant- gardist … centering his sound in a sentimental bohemia," says All About Jazz critic Mark Corroto in a glowing review of Eskelin's 2016 trio recording, Live. $10 (students & seniors, $5) 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Bickley/Kramer/Roe

Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

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

 
 


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