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Calendar of Events

Monday, May 7, 2018






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Master Kim Instructs Senior Student

Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [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]


 10:30a.m.-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. except May 28. 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. except May 28. 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]


 1 p.m. 

"How to Use Your Smart Gadgets Securely. Technology & Security of Smart Devices & Systems": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less OLLI Study Group

Recent years have witnessed a tremendous growth of so-called "smart" devices and systems, for example smart phones, smart homes, and smart cars. These systems improve quality of life, but also come with security and privacy problems. Qi Alfred Chen will introduce and discuss the technology and security issues for smart devices and systems.
Videos and demonstrations will be featured. Note that meeting topics may not be limited to smart devices and systems; it can be any computer technology and security related topics of interest to the group. Anyone interested in computer technology and security is welcome.
This Study Group will meet on Mondays from May 7 - June 4.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $30. (734)-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 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]


 1:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: Jewish Community Center Afternoon Delights.

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A2SO violinists Aaron Berofsky and Barbara Sturgis-Everett, violist Kathryn Votapek, and A2SO conductor Arie Lipsky, a cellist, perform Haydn's String Quartet in D major and Mendelssohn's String Quartet in E minor. Preceded at 1 p.m. with dessert and socializing.
1:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $10 in advance at a2so.org and at the door. 971-0990. [map]


 1:30 p.m. 

Arie & friends Chamber Concert: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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The finest chamber recital music is played by A2SO musicians and guests. These hour-long concerts are open to listeners of all ages. Wind, string and brass soloists and ensembles combine programs to include freshly minted pieces along with time-honored classics.
General seating at our chamber concert series is a comfortable cabaret style. This unique concert setting includes dessert refreshments at each table with a coffee and tea area available at 1:00 pm and during the recital.
Doors open at 1:00 pm and the concert commonly is a little over an hour.
Free parking, additional street parking and parking available at Spruce Knob Apartments.
JCC of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $10. 734-994-8801. info@a2so.com a2so.com [map]



 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Effective Communication Strategies": Alzheimer's Association.

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An Alzheimer's Association representative shows how to decode verbal and behavioral messages by people with dementia and discusses strategies for connecting with them at each stage of the disease.
3 p.m., Atria Park, 1901 Plymouth. Free; donations accepted. Preregistration requested. (800) 272-3900. [map]


 3:30-5:30 p.m. 

"Literary Mystery Short Stories: OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Join this weekly assembly of lovers of mysteries, where "mystery" will be a loosely-defined genre to include suspenseful and atmospheric stories where crime or the threat of crime is a central artifact of the story. We will select mysteries of strong literary merit pulled mostly from The Best American Mystery Stories anthologies and from "The New Yorker", and will include classics as well contemporary masterpieces from award winning writers.
Various special topics on mysteries will be discussed. Each session will feature one story, which will be distributed in advance. The study group will be led by instructor Deb Mukherjee, with enough room for discussion.
This two-hour study group for those 50 and over will be held on Mondays from May 7 to June 25.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $40. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]


 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"First Monday Lego Club": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 5-11 invited to participate in a collaborative building activity, followed by free play.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL McKune Rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 3:45 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Final Portait": Michigan Theater.

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(Stanley Tucci, 2017). Biopic about the unlikely friendship between Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti and American art enthusiast James Lord, who sits for a portrait with Giacometti and learns about the beauty, frustration, and chaos of the artistic process. Armie Hammer, Geoffrey Rush.
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]


 3:45, 6:30, & 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]


 4, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Back to Burgundy": Michigan Theater.

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(Cédric Klapisch, 2018). Family drama about 3 adult siblings who must reconnect to save the family vineyard. French, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4, 6:45, & 9:15 p.m. 

"You Were Never Really Here": State Theatre.

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(Lynne Ramsay, 2018). Thriller about a veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) who tracks missing girls and stumbles upon a dangerous conspiracy.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4:15, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"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.


 4:15 & 7:15 p.m. 

"Itzhak": Michigan Theater.

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(Alison Chernick, 2017). Documentary about the life of Itzhak Perlman, the world's foremost violin virtuoso.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Tully": State Theatre.

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(Jason Reitman, 2018). Diablo Cody-penned comedy about an overwhelmed suburban mother of 3 (Charlize Theron) who forms an unexpected bond with the nanny hired for her by her wealthy brother.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

"Viniyoga to Tibetan Incantations"

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Sequenced gentle flowing repetitions of poses, that alternate with periods of holding the pose - All coordinated with the breath and a single chant. This is for an advanced beginner yoga practitioner in that no detailed instruction is offered. Originally choreographed by Barb Linderman - founder of Inward Bound Yoga - and lead by Robbi Duda. Floor heated winter & Free Parking.
Friends Mtg. House, https://ibyoga.org/. $13. 734-741-8586. https://ibyoga.org


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

AAACF 2018 Annual Community Meeting: Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.

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Join us for the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation's 2018 Annual Community Meeting! This is a meeting open to the community, about the community-from the organization formed more than half a century ago by citizens to benefit Washtenaw County, now and forever. Come meet friends new & old, and learn from our program that informs, challenges, and inspires. We are excited to be sharing news, exploring trends & celebrating community at this open event.
Networking & refreshments begin at 5:30pm. Program begins 7pm.
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 East Huron River Drive. Free. rsvp@aaacf.org aaacf.org/community-meeting [map]



 6 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Class: Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Practicing the Basic Tai-Chi Form

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]



 6:15 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. 

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


 6:45 p.m. 

"Lean on Pete": Michigan Theater.

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(Andrew Haigh, 2018). Drama about a teenager who befriends an aging racehorse. ChloŽ Sevigny, Steve Buscemi.
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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Fiber Arts Group: Women of Temple Beth Emeth.

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May 7 & 21. All fiber artists invited to work on an Israeli peace quilt.
7-9 p.m., call or email for location. Free. bobbiheilveil@gmail.com, 276-5741.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon., except May 28. All invited to join conversations on various topics led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each discussion begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. May 7: "Where Is God when Life Gets Tough?" May 14: "In the News." May 21: "God and Gays: An Hour of Civil Conversation." Note: The May 28 meeting has been canceled.
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Adult Craft Night": Saline District Library.

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Apr. 2 & May 7. All adults invited. Apr. 2: "Mug Shot: Sharpie Mugs," a chance to decorate mugs with paint pens. May 7: "So Charming: Wine Charms," a chance to make charms to decorate wine glasses.
7-8:30 p.m. SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 7-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: Getting Your Name Out There": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal discuss how to use blogging, social media, and conferences to get established with editors, publishers, and readers. For all fiction & nonfiction writers grade 6-adult. Also, Kourvo & Neal host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects at 7 p.m. on May 21.
7-8:45 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Monday Night Civilized Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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A leisurely 12 or 18 mile ride to Dexter Dairy Queen and back.
7 p.m., meet at 610 Brierwood Ct. Free. 945-4133.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Wool Gathering": Ann Arbor District Library.

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May 7, 9, 21, & 22. All grade 6-adult invited to bring their knitting & crochet project and interact with fellow crafters. Other fiber-based artists welcome.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab (May 7 & 21) & 3-5 p.m., AADL Pittsfield (May 9 & 22). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Large Ensemble Meeting: Ann Arbor Recorder Society.

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All beginning and advanced players of the recorder and other early instruments invited. Directed by viol teacher and early music specialist Janet Cannon. Music provided; bring your own music stand.
7:30-9 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free to visitors ($35 annual dues). (914) 236-6123. [map]


 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]


 8:30-11:30 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]


 9:45 p.m. 

"Oh Lucy!": Michigan Theater.

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(Atsuko Hirayanagi, 2018). Quirky comedy about a lonely Japanese woman whose life is changed after she enrolls in an unusual English class that requires her to wear a curly blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named "Lucy."
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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery: Estar Cohen

Toledo jazz vocalist. Accompanied by guitarist Dan Palmer. [venue info]

Brewed Awakenings Cafe: Open Mike

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

Habitat Lounge: Mechial White

Dexter ambient smooth jazz musician and DJ, aka The Groovematist. [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 Paul Keller Orchestra

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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