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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, April 17, 2018






 
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 8 a.m. 

Seeing Detroit from the Ground Up: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Detroit is known for it's historic architecture, with many of the buildings dating back to the 1900-1920's. We will tour the neo-Gothic structure of Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church located in the historic Indian Village neighborhood, have lunch at the Whitney Restaurant including a historian led tour of the 22,000 square foot former mansion, and tour the exquisite Guardian Building.
A local architect will hop on the bus for a tour of downtown Detroit, highlighting some of the architecture, which gave Detroit the name "Paris of the Midwest", as well as insights about the new developments. This trip includes standing, slow walking at the Guardian Building and the church, and some steps and stairs that are required at the church and restaurant. Boarding begins at 8:00 a.m. to ensure prompt departure at 8:30 a.m.
This OLLI Travel is for those over 50.
Meet at Meijers, 3825 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti. $129. (734)-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]


 8:15 a.m. 

CVT: Better Living Fitness Center.

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



 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Exhibition on View: 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]


 9-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Coffee with a Pediatrician": Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea.

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Physicians from Green Tea Pediatricians are on hand to answer questions.
9-11 a.m., Sweetwaters, 123 W. Washington. Free. 769-2331. [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. 

"Meaning and Power of Dreams": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Dreams are typically important unconscious messages, bringing issues from the past and the present. They often contain direct or disguised wishes and/or fears. In this class we will discuss typical dreams: the recurring dream; the remembered dream of the past; the "I'm not prepared" dream (e.g. taking the final exam, but haven't read the text).
The instructor will discuss dreams of some patients and invite class members (including himself) to bring their own. The goal is to help make better sense of these nightly messages, pointing out some of the playful and significant insights brought to light. Mr. Chethik is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the UM.
This Study Group will meet on Tuesdays from April 17- May 22. They'll be no class on May 8.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $30. (734)-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [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.  Free! 

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

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


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

The Lunch Bunch Social Group: Arbor Hospice.

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


 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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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]


 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]


 2:00 p.m.  Free! 

"Downsizing Your Home": Ypsilanti District Library.

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We all fill up our spaces with things we accumulate over many years. Learn tips on how to right-size your space and minimize stress during the process. This program is especially for seniors but all are welcome. Presented by Liz Firek.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110. skonen@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org/events [map]


 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.


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Global Hot Spots and Blind Spots": U-M Weiser Hall Inauguration Lecture.

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New America think tank CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter, a former U.S. State Department policy planning director, presents a talk adapted from her new book, The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Dangerous World. Reception follows; signing.
4-5:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 763-9200. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Imperialist Metabolism: The Anti-Colonial and Microbial Occupations of Anicka Yi": U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

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UCLA gender studies professor Rachel Lee discusses Korean-born, New York-based artist Yi, whose work assembles materials associated with feminine domesticity alongside industrial polymers, fiberboard, and metallic components.
4 p.m., 3512 Haven, 505 S. State. Free. 764-9537. [map]


 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.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Pioneer Americanists": U-M Clements Library.

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Clements director Kevin Graffagnino discusses book-collecting practices of 16 noteworthy specialists from the late 1600s to the 1800s.
4 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-2347. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Pioneer Americanists": U-M Clements Library.

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Clements director Kevin Graffagnino discusses book-collecting practices of 16 noteworthy specialists from the late 1600s to the 1800s.
4 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-2347. [map]


 4:15 & 7:15 p.m. 

"Loveless": State Theatre.

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(Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2017). Drama about a couple going through a bitter divorce who must team up to find their missing son. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Russian, subtitles.
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, 6:30, & 9:15 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, 6:45, & 9 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! 

"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.  Free! 

"Author visit: Queen Bees & Masterminds": Greenhills School.

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New York Times bestselling author Rosalind Wiseman, whose book about teen girls, "Queen Bees and Wannabes," inspired Tina Fey's movie "Mean Girls," visits Greenhills April 17 to speak with the public about the social dynamics that govern the lives of boys and girls. Wiseman, who also wrote "Masterminds and Wingmen" about the lives of boys, hopes to shift the way we think about the emotional and physical well-being of teens. The event, which includes a book signing, is free and open to the entire Ann Arbor community. We hope you'll join us. Please RSVP at www.ghwiseman.eventbrite.com
Greenhills School, 850 Greenhills Dr. Free. 734-769-4010. www.greenhillsschool.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Rosalind Wiseman, NYT Bestselling Author/Parent Educator, speaks on the hierarchies adolescents face in our current culture": Greenhills School.

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Speaker Rosalind Wiseman, the author of New York Times bestsellers Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends & Other Realities of Adolescence & Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World comes to Greenhills. Event is free and open to the public.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/queenbees-masterminds-navigating-friendships-social-conflicts-popularity-tickets-42289976458?platform=hootsuite
Greenhills School, 850 Greenhills Drive. Free. (734) 769-4010. www.greenhillsschool.org [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! 

Bill Bruford: U-M Center for World Performance Studies.

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This legendary prog rock drummer, a former member of Yes, King Crimson, and Genesis, reads from his new book Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer.
7-8:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Watkins Lecture Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 763-0032. [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]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Polka Jam Session.

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All accordion players and other musicians invited to play polkas and waltzes and other ethnic and old-time music.
7-9 p.m., American Legion Hall, 44 Wabash St. (south off Main), Milan. Free. 529-3903. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Head On": Literati Bookstore.

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Bestselling Ohio-based writer John Scalzi reads from his new futuristic thriller, sequel to his acclaimed Lock In, about a violent sport where humanoid robots, controlled by athletes with a syndrome that makes them fully awake and aware but unable to move their bodies, attack each other with swords and hammers in an attempt to obtain their opponent's head and carry it through the goalposts. When a star athlete drops dead, FBI agents investigate whether it was an accident or murder. Signing.
7 p.m., 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Tagore on Soul and Strings": Tagore Beyond Boundaries/Pioneer HIgh School.

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Jonathan Glawe directs the Pioneer High School Concert Orchestra and Choir in works by the highly influential 19th- and 20th-century Indian composer Rabindranath Tagore, known for his poetic songs. The students have collaborated with musicians in India on arrangements. With local vocalist Mousumi Banerjee, Indian vocalist Shom Chatterjee, and acclaimed Indian sarod player Rajeeb Chakraborty.
7 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $10. glawej@aaps.k12.mi.us, 994-2120. [map]



 7 p.m. 

"The Dating Project": Fathom Events.

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(Jonathan Cipiti, 2018). Documentary about 5 singles trying to figure out dating in the age of social media.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. $11.50. 973-8424. [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 p.m.  Free! 

Ben Hieber Scholarship Concert: Saline Area Schools Orchestras.

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The Saline High School Orchestra Program presents a free concert and dessert afterglow (suggested donations of $5 and $10 for desserts) on Tuesday, April 17th at 7:30pm, raising funds for a scholarship in Ben Hieber's honor. Ben Hieber was a violist and among the finest musicians to walk the halls of Saline Middle School. He played beautifully, from the heart, with an instinctively rich sound and a masterful sense of phrase. Sadly, Ben was struck down by complications of cancer in the spring of 2015, what would have been his freshman year of high school. His music was silenced, but his spirit of joy, kindness and love of music lives on. It is with the hope of continuing that spirit that the Ben Hieber Memorial Scholarship is offered each year to outstanding orchestra students in Saline Area Schools. The concert will feature performances from the Chamber and Symphony Orchestras as well as solo performances from previous scholarship recipients.
Ellen A. Ewing Performing Arts Center at Saline High School, 1300 Campus Parkway, Saline, Michigan 48176, Saline. Free. 734-401-42126. brierem@salineschools.org SITES.GOOGLE.COM/A/SALINESCHOOLS.ORG/ORCHESTRAS/ [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

CrossBow: Silver Maples of Chelsea Kaleidoscope Concert Series.

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This 13-member fiddle-based band from Allendale plays traditional Irish and Scottish music, along with some pop covers with a Celtic twist.
7:30 p.m., Washington Street Education Center Auditorium, 500 Washington, Chelsea. Free, but donations taken to fund next year's concert series. First come, first seated at the door (if available). 475-4111. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery: Dawn Farm.

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Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery will be presented on Tuesday April 17, 2018, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Dr. Elizabeth A.R. Robinson, MPH, MSW Ph.D. Mindfulness practices are effective in supporting sustained recovery from substance use disorders. This presentation will describe theory and research supporting mindfulness, demonstrate mindfulness techniques and provide opportunities for the audience to experience and cultivate mindfulness, and review the evidence of the positive effects of mindfulness on recovery. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of services for people with substance use disorders.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]



 7:30-9 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]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

YDL Visual Book Club: Ypsilanti District Library.

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


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Biking Adventures in Croatia": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Marty Cooperman discusses his experiences biking along the Adriatic coast.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 665-0248. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Electronic Chamber Music Showcase: U-M School of Music.

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Michael Gurevich directs music students in experimental chamber music with electronic sounds, visuals, and lighting devised collaboratively by student composers, technologists, and performers.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Davis Technology Studio. Free. 615-3204.


 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.  Free! 

University Philharmonia Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Oriol Sans conducts this ensemble of music majors in works of Spanish flair, including Manuel de Falla's first suite from Three Cornered Hat and Ravel's quasi-hedonistic Rapsodie Espagnole. Also, Franck's Symphony in D, a work that was excluded from the canon due to its combination of French and German musical styles at the outset of the Franco-Prussian War. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 9:30 p.m. 

"Finding Your Feet": Michigan Theater.

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(Richard Loncraine, 2017). British comedy about a snobbish wife forced to live with her poor bohemian sister after discovering her husband is having an affair with her best friend. Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley.
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]


 10:15 p.m. 

"Borg vs. McEnroe": State Theatre.

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(Janus Metz, 2018). Biopic about the legendary tennis rivalry between the disciplined Björn Borg and voltile John McEnroe. Shia LaBeouf, Sverrir Gudnason.
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.



 
 
 

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]

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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