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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, April 10, 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!:
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $15 walk-in.. [map]

 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. [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. [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.

 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. [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]

 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Cochlear Implants: New Technology, Applications, and Outcomes": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by U-M Cochlear Implant Program medical director H. Alexander Arts. 8th in a series of 10 monthly lectures.
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $65 (members, $45) for the 10-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [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 a.m.  Free! 

"Thyme to Bee Safe": Good Thyme Garden Club.

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Local beekeeper Eileen Dickinson discusses the Bee Safe Neighborhood Program to protect U.S. honeybees.
10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 730-2947. [map]

 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. 

"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:
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. [map]

 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Spring Mothers Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Are you a new mom looking to meet other moms and share the joys and stresses of parenthood? Designed for moms and their babies from newborn to crawling, our Mothers Group provides vital support and information for new moms. Each group meeting begins with discussion on a topic pertinent to newborn development and parenting. Our group is facilitated by a postpartum doula and a social worker who both have many years experience working with new moms.
Many moms form friendships in this group that last for years! Whether you have only a short maternity leave, or will be home with your baby for longer, don't miss out on the invaluable resources this group has to offer. Though run in 6 week sessions, you may join at anytime at a prorated rate (call or email to prorate). Not sure you want to commit? You can always try your first class for free--just email us to let us know to expect you.
This session runs from April 10th-May 15th
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium Blvd. $100/Six Weeks. 734-221-0158. [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! 

"Abstract Ancestry: Machine Works on Paper" Discussion: U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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U-M Institute for the Humanities curator Amanda Krugliak discusses this new installation by 2018 Efroymson Emerging Artist-in-Residence Matthew Angelo Harrison.
12:30-1:30 p.m., Institute for the Humanities Osterman Common Rm., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518. [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)., 668-TIME.

 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Coloring for Adults": Saline District Library.

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All adults invited to color while listening to relaxing music. Materials provided.
1-2:30 p.m. (Tues.) & 7-8:30 p.m. (Wed.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration requested. 429-5450. [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]

 1:15 & 6:30 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)., 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)., 668-TIME.

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Crochet Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Apr. 10 & 23. All invited to learn the basics of crochet, including how to fix basic mistakes (Apr. 10) and the basics of two-strand crocheting (Apr 23). No prior experience necessary. Materials provided.
3-5 p.m., AADL Westgate (Apr. 10); 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab (Apr. 23). Free. 327-4200.

 4 p.m. 

Senior Supper Club: Chelsea Community Hospital LiveWell.

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Age 55 & over invited for a program followed at 5 p.m. by supper. Preceded at 2:30 p.m. by cards. Apr. 10: Naturalist Gary Siegrist discusses "Identifying Spring Birds and Their Songs." May 8: "Facts & Myths About Aging," a discussion with neuropsychologist Dana Bowers and geriatric psychiatrist Iquo Nafiu. June 12: TBA.
4 p.m., CCH dining room, 775 S. Main, Chelsea. $6 (cards & talk, free). Preregistration required. 593-5793. [map]

 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Conversations on Europe, 1968: 50 Years Later": U-M Center for European Studies.

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Panel discussion on the historical significance of the events of 1968 in France, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. With U-M history professor Joshua Cole, U-M Slavic languages & literatures professor Jindrich Toman, & U-M German and screen arts professor Johannes von Moltke. Moderated by U-M Center for European Studies director Geneviève Zubrzycki. 3 European films dealing with the 1968's sociopolitical turmoil are playing at the Michigan Theater Apr. 8 & 9.
4-5:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall. Free. 764-0351. [map]

 4:15 & 9:15 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)., 668-TIME.

 4:15, 7:30, & 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:30, 7:15, & 9:30 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 5:45-6:45 p.m. 

"Beginning Aerial Sling": A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Sling (also known as aerial hammock), is a single loop of fabric hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This course is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of the Aerial Hammock. You will learn basic climbs and descents, how to apply foot locks, and work towards inversions, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - and gain a few bruises in unusual places…! Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. [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:
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $15 walk-in.. 734-747-0123. [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. [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., 945-3035.

 6 p.m. 

Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor "Falafel & Film."

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6 p.m. falafel dinner followed by a screening of "An Israeli Love Story" (Dan Wolman, 2017). Biopic about the complicated romance between an aspiring actress and the son of the President of the State of Israel in the turbulent period of pre-state Israel. Hebrew, subtitles.
$10 (registration required for dinner), Michigan Theater. 971-0990. [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.  Free! 

"Let's Talk: Approaching Opportunities for Artists & Designers": Embrace Creatives.

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Let's Talk: Approaching Opportunities, presented by Embrace Creatives and hosted by Galerie Camille, located in the historic Cass Corridor, Detroit. (livestream available)
Come together with Artists, Designers and Creative Businesses from around the country in a casual atmosphere to brainstorm ways we can succeed in business.
Embrace Creatives Founder, Andrea Rosenfeld and Galerie Camille Director, Leah Cohen present Spotlight Guests; Artist, Adnan Charara; and Founder of Next Space Detroit, Isabelle Weiss to discuss ways Artists can build strong and healthy business relationships with Galleries, Retailers and Reps.
We'll dive into how Artists can;
-present themselves professionally,
-effectively showcase their work to commercial art buyers,
-know their audience better, and more…
Galerie Camille + livestream, 4130 Cass Ave Suite C, Detroit, MI 48201. Free. (313) 974-6737. [map]

 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Knits & Crochets.

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All invited for informal socializing and to share tips while working on their projects.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL McKune Room (if available), 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. To confirm location, contact Mary Budzinski at or 846-3826. [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]

 6:45-7:45 p.m. 

"Beginning Lyra (Aerial Hoop)": A2 Aviary.

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The Lyra (also known as the aerial hoop, aerial ring, or cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus, resembling a hula hoop. It is suspended from the ceiling and can be used static, spinning, or swinging. Students will build the strength to mount and dismount the lyra unassisted, and gain mastery of fundamental lyra vocabulary, technique, and sequences. Each class also includes dynamic warm ups, stretching, and conditioning exercises designed to target specific strength and mobility for aerial arts. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. [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 or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Dexter Garden Club.

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Gardening talks and activities. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing. Apr. 10: "Botanical Illustrations: Capturing People and Nature Through Art." Local artist Carol Creech discusses her nature-inspired work. May 8: "Container Planting." All invited to create a container planting using club members' plants. Bring a decorative container, soil, and a 6-pack of annuals to share.
7 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free. 673-9100, 996-4441. [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. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Embroidery Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to learn some basic hand embroidery stitches. Materials provided. Designed for beginners, but all welcome.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [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! 

Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss Imaro, Charles Saunders' heroic fantasy blending history and legend in an alternate pre-colonial Africa.
7-9 p.m., 3154 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [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. 

Improv Games: Ypsi Improv.

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We will meet and play comic/theatrical improv games in a fun, relaxed environment. Cost is $5 and all fees go toward the rental of the space.
Dreamland Theater, 26 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. $5. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Go-Tech Meeting: Maker Works.

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Join us for this self-proclaimed "geek show-and-tell." Makers present their creations!
We have people interested in a wide scope of topics and endeavors. Programming, robots, machining, welding, artistic creations, metal casting, anything being built. Pretty much anything someone is "Making" is welcome at a Go-Tech meeting.
Also, if you have a problem with your project ask for help and the brain trust of Go-Tech will amaze you with solutions to difficulties you haven't even explored yet. This is an open group. All are welcome and especially young makers are encouraged to bring in a project to show off.
Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 7342224911. frontdesk@maker-works [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open House: 100+Women Who Care of Washtenaw County.

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We are a giving circle for local charities. We meet twice a year to select one of three presenting charities and all members then write a $100 check to the chosen charity. Want to find out more? Please join us for our spring Open House in a member's house. When you RSVP to the email address below, you will receive the name and address of the hostess in the 48108 zipcode.
private home in Ann Arbor, zipcode 48108. Free.

 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). 612-7580. [map]

 7-9 p.m. 

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

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Apr. 10 & 24. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass and bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5 fee to cover building rental., 794-6250. [map]

 7-9 p.m. 

"Coming Back to My Other Home": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Korean dinner with silken tofu stew, bibimbap, mini burgers with Korean toppings, and a matcha chiffon cake, and featuring a lecture-demo by Miss Kim chef Ji Hye Kim, who returns to the Roadhouse to discuss how she adapts the Korean dishes of her childhood for a wider American audience. She shows how to make gutjuri, a version of kimchi with fresh veggies, as well as her mother's gochujang, the ubiquitous Korean red chili paste.
7-9 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $75. Reservations required. 663-3663. [map]

 7-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: Local Writers Live": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Readings from local writers. Books and authors include Jeff Kass's Takedown (murder mystery), R.J. Fox's Tales from the Dork Side (memoir), Callie Feyen's The Teacher Diaries: Romeo and Juliet (memoir), Michael Ferro's Title 13 (suspense), and Gerald Nicks's My European Adventures (travel guide). Signings. Refreshments.
7-8:45 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 7-10 p.m. 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local Morris dancers lead an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. Food & drinks available.
7-10 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery": Literati Bookstore.

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Detroit journalist Rochelle Riley discusses this collection of essays by actor and director Tim Reid, former Detroit News columnist Betty DeRamus, and others. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [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, 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. NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE APRIL 10 only to MI Heart and Vascular Institute, 5325 Elliott Drive.
St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

EMU Percussion Ensemble: EMU Music Department.

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John Dorsey directs this music-student ensemble in a program of music featuring an eclectic mix of rhythms and instrumental timbres.
7:30 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Scandinavian Music Jam.

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Bruce Sagan and Brad Battey lead an acoustic jam session devoted to traditional music from Sweden and Norway. All musicians invited.
7:30 p.m., Great Oak Cohousing Common House, 500 Little Lake Dr. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]

 7:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Nayikas: Classical Indian Heroines in Odissi and Mohiniattam": U-M Center for World Performance Studies.

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Lecture-demo of these ancient interpretive dance forms by Indian classical dancers Sreyashi Dey and Priyadarshini Ghosh. Q&A.
7:30-8:30 p.m., East Quad Keene Theater, 701 East University. Free. 763-0032. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret World": Huron Valley Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Peter Wohlleben's book.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157.

 8 p.m.  Free! 

Campus Philharmonia Orchestra & Campus Symphony Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Separate programs by these 2 student ensembles. The CPO program includes such rarely performed works as the festive overture to Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, Sibelius's charming Valse Lyrique, and Rimsky Korsakov's dramatic and energetic Symphony no. 1 in E Minor. The CSO performs Dvorak's rousing Carnival Overture, the delightful Polonaise and Waltz from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, and Alexander Arutiunian's adventurous 1950 trumpet concerto featuring Campus Orchestras Concerto Competition winner Kei Kohmoto.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [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. 

Nessa: The Ark.

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Jazz-Celtic fusion with elements of pop, folk, and chamber music by this local ensemble led by singer-flutist Kelly McDermott and bassist & didgeridoo player Rob Crozier.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office and the, 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., 769-2999. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Sharing the Joy of Music": Ann Arbor Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon International Professional Music Fraternity 11th Annual Concert.

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Concert featuring Mu Phi Epsilon members and friends. With pianists Barbara Barclay and Alice Van Wambeke. Program: The quartet of sopranos Joan Starkey and Deborah Rebeck Ash and altos Nancy Murphy and Mary Shell performs Tchaikovsky's "None But the Lonely Heart," "Tit Willow" from Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, and "Castle on a Cloud" from Les Misérables. Alto flutist Rebeck Ash performs Phyllis Avidan Louke's "Big Sky," and mezzo-soprano Nancy Murphy sings Jerome Kern's "Look for the Silver Lining" and Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning." Clarinetist Marcia Anderson and violinist Martha Froseth (with a violist, cellist, and 2nd violinist TBA) present 2 movements from Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A Major. Soprano Joan Starkey performs "As the Wind Song," a hymn based on a Korean folk tune, and clarinetist Marcia Anderson and organist Cornelia Landes then present the Allegretto from Daniel Pinkham's Aurora. The program concludes with performances by alto flutist Rebeck Ash and pianist Van Wambeke of "Last Frost," "Summer Serenade," and "Spring Shows Her Colors" from Kathleen Mayne's Suite for All Seasons. Reception follows.
8 p.m., Community of Christ Church, 520 W. Jefferson (parking available on street & at Bach Elementary School). Free; $10 suggested donation to fund scholarships for U-M and EMU students who are Mu Phi Epsilon chapter members. 995-4417. [map]

 10 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)., 668-TIME. [map]


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Blind Pig: Rhyta Musik Rhyta Musik

Balkan dance party with this local 8-piece Balkan brass band whose music is sprinkled with New Orleans funk flavors. Preceded at 8 p.m. by dance lessons. 8:30 p.m.-midnight. [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]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

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

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