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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, April 18, 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]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"HR101 - Hiring, Onboarding, and Paying Employees": Ann Arbor Area SCORE.

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Reliable, useful information on… FEDERAL LAWS: Find out which federal laws may impact your hiring practices PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE: Learn how to handle employee performance issues and policy violations LEGAL MATTERS: Review common legal issues with employee termination RISKY HIRING PRACTICES: Identify the costs of poor hiring IMPLEMENTATION: Learn how to execute an effective recruiting and hiring process
Register at
https://annarborarea.score.org/event/hr101---hiring-onboarding-and-paying-employees
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Ann Arbor 48105 Room TI 137 Technical & Industrial Bldg. Free. annarborscore@scorevolunteer.org https://annarborarea.score.org [map]



 10 a.m. 

"Mindfulness For Health: A Book Reading": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Opioid overuse and addiction is making the headlines these days and we're just beginning to see more attention being paid to non-pharmaceutical treatments for relieving pain and reducing our dependence on drugs. In their fascinating book, "Mindfulness For Health", Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman talk about their personal experiences using the science of Mindfulness to relieve their pain, while reducing stress and restoring well being. We suggest you pick up the book and read the first two chapters for the first class. Mike Murray is a Clinical Psychologist. He has studied and practiced Mindfulness and healing for over thirty years. This Study Group will meet on Wednesdays from April 18-May 23.
TSRC, Campbell or Sun Room, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $35. (734)-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10 a.m. -noon 

"Some Perspectives on Shakespeare's King Lear: OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This intensive, three-week class will study the play which critic Harold Bloom called "the height of literary experience."
We will discuss the play in the first week. In the second week we will view and discuss three Lears (on DVD) and "The Dresser", a 1983 film. The final week will be a screening and discussion of "RAN", a 1985 film by Akira Kurosawa.
Ms. Scott was a lecturer in classics and great books at UM and taught English literature at Community High School. This study group for those 50 and over will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from April 18 to May 4.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Street. $35. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.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.


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Apr. 4: "Eggstravagant Eggs." Apr. 11 & 15: "Sensing Spring." Apr. 18: "Windy Weather." Apr. 25 & 29: "Garden Playtime."
LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

Ralph Votapek: Society for Musical Arts.

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This MSU piano professor emeritus performs works by Schubert, Fauré, and Debussy. Followed by a meet-the-artist lunch ($18).
10:30 a.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $17 (accompanying friend, $15; groups of 4 or more, $10 each; students with ID, $5). Lunch reservations required by calling 662-3279. Info: annarborsma.org, 930-0353. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  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.


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

" Day Pizza Cafe": Saline District Library.

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Teens invited to celebrate early-release day with pizza and games.
12:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Next Chapter Book Club at Chelsea Senior Center: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss a different book each month. Copies available at the Senior Center. June 20: The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey's debut novel based on the Russian fairy tale about a childless couple who make a snow girl who comes to life. July & Aug.: TBA.
11 a.m.-noon, CSC, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-9242, 475-8732. [map]


 1 & 6:30 p.m. 

"Luisa Miller": Fathom Events.

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Broadcast (Apr. 14) and rebroadcast (Apr. 18) of the Metropolitan Opera production of this rarely performed Verdi tragedy that centers on a father's love for his daughter who is put in an impossible position by the 2 rivals for her affection. Stars Plácido Domingo. Italian, subtitles.
12:30 p.m. (Apr. 14) and 1 & 6:30 p.m. (Apr. 18), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $18 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 827-2863 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20). [map]


 3 p.m. 

"Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Mar. 29-May 26. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of David MacGregor's drama that imagines the Victorian super sleuth solving a case for the as-yet-undiscovered artistic genius Vincent van Gogh. Dr. Watson and Irene Adler join Sherlock in uncovering the audacious crime. Note: adult language & content. Cast: Mark Colson, Paul Stroili, Sarab Kamoo, Tom Whalen, Rusty Mewha, and Caitlin Cavannaugh.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]


 3 & 6 p.m. 

"The Leisure Seeker": Michigan Theater.

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(Paolo Virtz, 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]


 3:15, 6:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Death of Stalin": Michigan Theater.

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(Armando Iannucci, 2017). Satire depicting the frantic power struggle that ensued after Stalin's death. Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buschemi.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Code Girls": Concordia University Books & Coffee.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by Concordia library director Elizabeth Hartig, of Liza Mundy's book about American women code breakers during WWII. Refreshments.
4 p.m., Concordia University Earhart Manor, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7389. [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.


 4:15 & 9:15 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.


 4:30 p.m. 

"Aerial Silks for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to focus on the fundamentals of the aerial silks. Students will learn the basic poses and sequences, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching.
New students will work on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, students with aerial experience will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination!
This is not a drop-in class, all students MUST please register via the Aviary website before arriving to the studio
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Scrabble Club.

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Every Wed. except July 4. Word freaks of all abilities invited to drop in to play this popular word game, using an updated word list. Bring your own set, if you like.
5-8 p.m., Arbor Brewing, 114 E. Washington. Free. 994-0084. [map]


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Full-Body Fit": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Small-group personal training: a full body strength training, cardio, and flexibility routing 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]



 5:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi Pushing Hands: Sun Shen.

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Pushing Hands is an interactive Tai-Chi training which helps you experience the world in a non-reactive, calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. Classes are held Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm by SUN SHEN Head Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang. Please contact Pastor Neuhaus at 734-845-9786 or pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 6-8:30 p.m. 

"Composting: The Ultimate Recycling": Community Enrichment at Washtenaw Community College.

  community member   < less Compost improves soil, especially when planting vegetable beds.

Great soil is key to growing healthy plants, and compost makes soil great! Compost adds nutrients, reduces the need for fertilizer, and helps retain moisture. This class tells you everything you need to know to make compost out of kitchen scraps, leaves, and yard waste. You'll discover the correct ratio of ingredients, how to make and take care of a compost pile, how to troubleshoot problems, how to use the finished compost and how to make compost tea. Instructor is a master composter and master gardener volunteer.
You do not have to be enrolled as a WCC student to take this lifelong learning class. Washtenaw County residents age 65+ can join for free.
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Dr., Technical and Industrial Bldg, Rm. TI 131. $45. 734-677-5060. http://bit.ly/2Cfxrpg [map]



 6 p.m. 

"One Prayer Class": Sun Shen.

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The One Prayer is a dynamic self-management tool, custom designed for you, that you can take wherever you go and update as you learn and grow. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction. The One Prayer is about having a vision, following your heart, but is also very concrete and practical. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30pm. Contact Joanna Myers at joanna@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. joanna@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 6 p.m. 

Dexter Quartermania: Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.

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A cross between a live auction and a raffle in which participants bid 1-4 quarters on items in order to be eligible to win them in a raffle. Proceeds benefit the St. Louis Center (Chelsea) for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The first hour is a sale with 20 vendors. Auction begins at 7 p.m. This month's theme is "Gardening."
6-9 p.m., Columbus Hall & Banquet Center, 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. Free admission. 426-5558. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"MSU Science Festival: Night at the Museum": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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MSU students show and discuss the science behind science-fiction objects such as hoverboards and invisibility cloaks. Activities.
6-8 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free, but preregistration required at aahom.org. 995-5439. [map]


 6:30 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.


 6:30 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]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Injury Prevention": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Pivotal Chiropractic owner Andrew Gessert discusses and demonstrates stretching and mobility techniques to reduce the chances of injury.
6:30-8 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Smell and Tell: Eau Chypre": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning smell and taste blog Glass Petal Smoke, discusses the aromatic mélange that is found in oakmoss absolute, an ingredient derived from a type of lichen, and some of the perfumes made from it.
6-8:45 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. Free. 327-4200. [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. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 7-8:30 p.m. 

"A World of Health : Connecting People, Place, and Planet": Michigan Friends Center.

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A healthy environment is essential for human health and well being. This six-session discussion course helps participants explore the connections between the health of our communities and the health of our planet. You also learn about the limitations of the current medical model and the places where our personal health intersects with the environment-from our food and homes, to our communities and society. Together, we will discover actions that promote good health and in turn, promote a healthier environment.
Each session is based on a set of readings from the NWEI course book, with rotating facilitation by course participants. This course is hosted by Michigan Friends Center and offered in partnership with ICPJ and Transition Town Chelsea.
For registration information, check our website at www.mfcenter.org
Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Road, Chelsea. Donation. Sliding-scale fee of $30, $45, or $60 (as able) to cover book and other course costs; pre-registration required.. 734.475.1892. manager@mfcenter.org http//www.mfcenter.org [map]



 7 p.m. 

"IBM's Watson and the Future of Artificial Intelligence": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Learn about the far-reaching applications of IBM's Watson since it won on Jeopardy a few years ago. John Mesberg, Vice President, Watson Health, will update us on the revolutionary developments of Watson, and the future of artificial intelligence.
This OLLI After 5 will meet on Wednesday April 18.
Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall St. $10. (734)-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 7 p.m. 

"Yin/Restorative Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Wednesdays from 7-8pm
In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow the muscles to relax and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. Class is heated around 80 degrees.
Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha
Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $18. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http://bridgeclubs.org/index.php?id=289. 769-3994. [map]


 7 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]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

"IBM's Watson and the Future of Artificial Intelligence": OLLI after 5 (U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute).

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Talk by John Mesberg, a vice president at Watson Health, IBM's venture to use AI to assist doctors in medical diagnoses and treatments.
7-8:30 p.m., Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall St. $10. 998-9351. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Silencer": Literati Bookstore Poetry Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Marcus Wicker's collection of poems set in the Midwest that center on a young man aggrieved by gun violence and police brutality.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Community-Guided Voter Support: Families in Poverty": League of Women Voters, Ann Arbor Area.

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Brews & Views presents:
Community-Guided Voter Support: Families in Poverty
Suzanne Van Dam will speak about Friends in Deed and its work to alleviate poverty in our communities: the populations the organization serves, how to support their voting rights, and a voter registration and education plan tailored to families living in poverty in Washtenaw County.
HOMES Brewery, 2321 Jackson Rd. Free. 734-954-6637. homesbrewery.com [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Culinary History Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Paul Freedman and Danny Meyer's Ten Restaurants That Changed America.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

David Sedaris: Michigan Radio.

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Known for his acidic humor, sharp-witted verbal elegance, and sardonically incisive social critiques, this popular satirist made his comic debut in 1992 on NPR's Morning Edition recounting his strange-but-true experiences as a Macy's elf clad in green tights. Tonight he reads from his newest book, a collection of his diaries entitled Theft By Finding Diaries (1977-2002).
7:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $52-$62 in advance at Ticketmaster.com & all other Ticketmaster outlets. To charge by phone, call (800) 745-3000. [map]


 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Wed. Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dancing to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week.
7:30-10 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 395-4223. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Rehearsal: The Arbor Consort.

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The Arbor Consort, the official madrigal singing group of the Michigan Renaissance Festival, is having open rehearsals for singers of all voice types interested in joining the group. Interested singers can come any Wednesday in March or April to learn more about us. Members will go on different weekends, August 18-Sept 30, to sing in small a cappella ensembles at the Michigan Renaissance Festival .
Calvary United Methodist Church, 1415 Miller Avenue. Free. president@thearborconsort.org www.thearborconsort.org [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

Standup Comedy Showcase: Full Metal Jokers (Pointless Brewery & Theatre).

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Detroit comic Myles De Leeuw hosts an evening of standup headlined by Cincinnati Muslim engineer-cum-comic Abdallah Jasim, local comic Brandon Young, and Detroit comic Loyd Digg. Also, performances by area comics Jon Mullinix, Jin Kim, and Dan Thomas. Note: adult content.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. $10. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Birds and Wildlife of Ethiopia": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Talk by a former birding tour guide TBA.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Cosmosophy, a collection of Steiner's lectures.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Tribute Rosies": AAUW-Ann Arbor.

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Local actors perform Rosie the Riveter stories from WWII. Preceded at 7 p.m. by the club's annual meeting.
7:30 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. (844) 973-6287. [map]


 8 p.m. (sold out) 

Sold out: The Wood Brothers: The Ark.

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Sold out.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Sold out. 761-1451. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 9 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Note: Today's dance is free.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. (Apr. 4 & 18), Michigan Union Pendleton Rm. (Apr. 11), & TBA (Apr. 25). $5 (students, $3; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Babs' Underground: Dave Menzo

This local singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His 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]

Blind Pig: Naked Shark

Ypsilanti trio whose music blends psychedelic rock, blues, R&B, funk, and electronic music. Opening acts are the Ypsilanti punk trio Hellghillies, the local garage punk band Telementals, and Dark Serenity. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: "Bluegrass Wednesday."

The local progressive bluegrass string quartet Wire in the Wood performs a set and then hosts a jam session during a 2nd set. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Slice

Veteran East Lansing pop dance quartet. [venue info]

Mash: David Roof

Local blues-rock singer-guitarist. [venue info]

Old Town: Bob Sweet Trio

Jazz trio led by drummer Sweet. [venue info]

 
 


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