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Calendar of Events

Monday, April 23, 2018






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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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]



 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Exhibition on View: Architecture Fellows": The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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William Muschenheim Fellowship - Laida Aguirre
Laida Aguirre is an architectural designer and artist currently based in Los Angeles, CA. She holds a BA from Northeastern University and a Master of Architecture from California Polytechnic Pomona where she is currently Adjunct Faculty at the Department of Architecture.
Walter B. Sanders Fellow - Steven Lauritano
Steven Lauritano is a theorist and historian of architecture and the visual arts. He earned his doctorate from Yale University in December 2016 and is currently completing a book project on Karl Friedrich Schinkel's conception of history, based on the Prussian designer's experimental work with antique remains.
Willard A. Oberdick Fellow - Brittany Utting
Brittany Utting holds a Master of Architecture from Yale University where she received the Sonia Albert Schimberg Prize as outstanding graduating woman and was awarded teaching fellowships under Peter Eisenman and Emmanuel Petit.
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734-764-1300. taubmancollegecommunications@umich.edu https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2018/04/04/exhibition-view-architecture-fellows [map]


 9 a.m. 

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

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



 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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


 10:30 a.m. 

"Silver Sneakers": Better Living Fitness Center.

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SilverSneakers allows you to move to the music thorugh a variety of exercises designed to increase strength, range of movement and activities for daily living.
Free for SilverSneakers Ann Arbor members, $5/class for Better Living members who aren't SilverSneakers members/$10 walk in.
Join us on Facebook for more information about our classes and general health and fitness!: https://www.facebook.com/BetterLivingAnnArbor
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free for SilverSneakers Ann Arbor members, $5/class for Better Living members who aren't SilverSneakers members/$10 walk in. 734-747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon., 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tue., 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed., 11 a.m.-noon Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon., 11-11:30 a.m. Westgate.

Tue., 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed., 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations, see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 Noon-3 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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


 12:30-4:30 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]


 1-3 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]


 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, 4:30, 7, 7:30, 9:15, & 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 & 6:45 p.m. 

"The Leisure Seeker": Michigan Theater.

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(Paolo Virtzý, 2018). Comedic drama starring Helen Mirren & Donald Sutherland as a roadtripping couple traveling from Boston to Key West in an RV they call "the Leisure Seeker."
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:15, 7:15, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Foxtrot": State Theatre.

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(Samuel Maoz, 2017). A grieving couple tries to piece together the events that led up to their son's death at a remote military post. Hebrew, 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, 7, & 9:30 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]


 4:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Masking Tape Masterpiece": Saline District Library.

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Stories and a masking tape and paint craft activity for kids in grades 1-5.
4:15 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 4:30, 7:15, & 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]


 5:30 p.m. 

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

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Small-Group personal training in a full-body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine that is customized to your fitness level.
Join us on Facebook for more information about our classes and general health and fitness!: https://www.facebook.com/BetterLivingAnnArbor
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $15 walk-in.. 734-747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 5:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Confronting Race and Poverty in Schools and Classrooms": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by University of Pittsburgh urban education professor Richard Milner, author of Rac(e)ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms. After the talk, representatives from the Washtenaw Intermediate School District lead an open discussion on issues surrounding equity-based mathematics education, a movement to encourage teachers and community members to identify race, gender, and class-based assumptions hindering student achievement.
5:30-8 p.m., AADL 4th-floor meeting rm. Free. 327-4200. [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]


 6:30-8 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 marybudz@me.com or 846-3826. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Living On Support Group: Arbor Hospice.

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A series of ongoing groups where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, depending on the interests of those attending the group. The focus of these groups is to express feelings and experiences related to loss in a supportive, caring and non-judgmental environment. Contact Margie Martin at 734.769.5821 to register.
Life without a loved one can be overwhelming, even long after that person has passed. To help individuals coping with grief, Arbor Hospice offers a supportive and caring environment to work through the loss.
Support groups and events are open to everyone, regardless of whether their loved one received services from Arbor Hospice. All grief support programs are free of charge, but donations are welcome to help support the nonprofit's programming. Registration is required.
Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 734-769-5821. arborhospice.org [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Folk Song Sing-Along.

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All invited to join a family-oriented recreational sing-along of folk songs. Bring your guitars, ukuleles, and other instruments if you'd like to jam along as well. Lyrics and chords are projected on a screen for singers and strummers. Led by Lori Fithian and Jean Chorazyczewski.
7 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 426-7818. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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


 7-10 p.m. 

Washtenaw Community College Annual Music Showcase.

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Washtenaw Community College Annual Music Showcase with headlineers Marion Hayden Next Generation Band. WCC Jazz Combo (directed by Steve Somers) with guest artist Bobby Muncy (saxophone) will open.
Students Free, ($10 suggested donation for the WCC music program).
Earlier in the day (noon): Jazz Improvisation Clinic with Bobby Muncy (recording artist) ROOM 150 and Steve Somers Guitar Class Recital (Towsley Auditorium) at 12 noon.
2-5 p.m. High School Jazz Combo clinic in the afternoon.
Marion Hayden is part of the great Detroit Jazz bass legacy. As a young protégé of trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, she learned improvisation, ensemble performance, repertoire and a deep appreciation for jazz and its creators. Marion combines these influences in a unique jazz perspective, creating a swinging sound with the bass which is both authentic and fresh. Her music embodies the spirit of tradition and adventure in jazz. Marion
Towsley Auditorium, WCC, 488 E. Huron. (734) 973-3300. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Zion Lutheran Church Concert Series.

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Performance by the Wartburg College Choir (Waverly, IA).
7 p.m., Zion Sanctuary, 1501 W. Liberty. Freewill offering. 994-4455. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Can Stress be Beneficial? Perspectives from Wild Animals": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by U-M psychology professor Ben Dantzer.
7-8 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know": Literati Bookstore.

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U-M Chinese studies professor Maura Elizabeth Cunningham discusses the 3rd edition of Jeffrey Wasserstrom's 2010 book, which she helped to update and revise, about the Chinese Communist Party, the building boom in Shanghai, and the environmental fallout of rapid Chinese industrialization. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:30 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.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"So Many Rivers, So Little Time": Saline District Library.

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Michigan writer Doc Fletcher gives a photo-illustrated talk on Michigan rivers. Also, a chance to win a canoe or kayak trip.
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Cat Returns": Fathom Events.

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Apr. 22, 23, & 25. (Hiroyuki Morita, 2002). Studio Ghibli anime about a schoolgirl who befriends a cat that turns out to be a magical prince who wants her to marry him and live in the Kingdom of Cats. Dubbed (Apr. 22 & 25) and subtitled (Apr. 23).
12:55 p.m. (Arp. 22) & 7 p.m. (Apr. 23 & 25), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). $12 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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


 8 p.m. 

Academy Trio: Kerrytown Concert House.

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The Michigan trio of Michigan pianist Mary Siciliano, violinist Laura Roelofs, and cellist Stefan Koch was formed in 2015 to play 20th-century Austrian composer Richard Stöhr's Piano Trio in E flat major, a nostalgic, lyrical work firmly in the Viennese Romantic tradition of Schubert and Brahms. They've just released a recording of that piece, as well as the other work on tonight's program, Stöhr's Three Songs for Low Voice, Piano, and Cello. With guest vocalist Seth Keeton, a University of Utah voice professor.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $20-$35 (students, $10). Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Nancy & Beth: The Ark.

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Self-styled "punk-showbiz" band fronted by Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt, a pair of well known comic actresses whose musical act blends fetching vocal harmonies, hypnotic dancing, and spoken pleasantries. Photo: Giles Clement.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30-$50 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office and the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8-10 p.m. 

Westbound Situation at Canterbury House wsg Ian Lang Trio.

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"..an evening of our own unique blend of jazz-based acoustic chambergrass. Westbound Situation is pushing the boundaries of chamber music forward. Four young, talented, acoustic musicians with instrumental prowess only surpassed by love of collaboration have brought their diverse musical backgrounds together to create an exciting result. We are also super excited to have Ian Lang, Teagan Faran, and Caelin Amin opening for the evening."
No Cover.
Donations received with appreciation.
Canterbury House, 721 E. Huron Street. Donation. (734) 665-0606. https://www.facebook.com/events/445144909249265/ [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Sweet Stories": Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea.

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


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Sweet Stories": Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea.

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


 9:15 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:

 

Brewed Awakenings Cafe: Open Mike

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

Canterbury House: Westbound Situation Westbound Situation

Self-styled "jazz-based acoustic chambergrass" by this local quartet. Opener: Ian Lang Trio. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Harrington Brown

Local gypsy swing guitar duo of Michael Harrington and Appleseed Collective frontman Andrew Brown. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Bickley/Kramer/Roe

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

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

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

 
 


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