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Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 13, 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]



 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Fall Migration in Nichols Arboretum": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thurs., Aug. 30-Oct. 25. WAS members lead a hike through the Arb to look for fall warblers and other southbound migrants, many of which are in their first-year plumage.
8-11 a.m., meet in the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview (off Geddes near the east end of Dow Field). Free. Washtenawaudubon.org.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Gravel Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. A slow/moderate-paced ride, with destinations determined by the riders.
8 a.m. (Sept., 9 a.m.), meet at Barton Park off Huron River Dr., 996-8440. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Jackson County Brunch Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced ride, 25-50 miles, along the less-traveled roads of scenic Jackson County.
9 a.m., meet at Cavanaugh Lake Park, Cavanaugh Lake Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, 3.2 miles west of Chelsea. Free. 846-0604.


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Interactive Exhibition - Public Works: Toby Millman, multidisciplinary artist": U-M Residential College.

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Toby Millman is a multidisciplinary artist living in Hamtramck, working with printmaking, photography, collage, narrative and book arts. She earned her BA from Hampshire College and her MFA from Stamps School of Art and Design and is currently teaching printmaking and drawing at the Residential College. The prints works in this exhibition are based on extracted imagery from photographs taken around various locales within the past few years, using inanimate forms to allude to issues of safety, comfort and population control. These images include objects designed to modify the ways we navigate or control our environment and include barriers, traffic cones, highway signage all in states of disrepair, disuse, or dysfunction.
You can access the gallery from the door located near the northwest corner of East Quadrangle on East University. That door is open to patrons, students and faculty during the gallery open hours.
RC Art Gallery in East Quadrangle, 701 E. University Ave. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/54265-13563471.html [map]



 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

20th Anniversary Celebration: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Sept. 11-14. All invited. Complete details available at med.umich.edu/community/tswp.

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Sept. 11: "Arts & Eats." Cooking demos include "Risotto & Veggie Carving" (10 a.m.), "Philly Cheese Steak" (noon), and "Taste of Mexico" (3 p.m.).

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Sept. 12: Lectures on "Lessons Learned about Dementia Risk" (10 a.m.), "Taking Care of Our Skin as We Age" (1 p.m.), and "Aging Well with the Cards You've Been Dealt" (3 p.m.).

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Sept. 13: "Rec & Tech." Free 1-on-1 drop-in assistance with computers, email, cell phones, and other tech questions (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Also, a Mah-Jongg Tournament (10 a.m.-noon), Chess Tournament (1-4 p.m.), and Bridge Tournament (noon-4 p.m.). Spectators welcome; preregistration required for participants.

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Sept. 14: "Move Your Body and Celebrate." Open house & live music TBA. Activities include exercise classes (10 a.m., 12:30 & 1:10 p.m.) and cake cutting and remarks (2:30 p.m.).

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10 a.m.-4 p.m., Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free, preregistration required. 998-9353. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Mah-Jongg: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs. except Nov. 22. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Beginners welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [map]


 10-10:30 a.m. & 7-7:30 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. except. Sept. 3. 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.


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"The Koreas: More Than You Know": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs., Sept. 13-Oct. 18. A series of 6 weekly lectures by various speakers. Sept. 13: U-M modern Korean history professor Se-Mi Oh on "Modern Korea: History and Events." Sept. 20: U-M business professor Jordan Siegel on "Business and Economy of the Koreas." Sept. 27: Korean American Cultural Center of Michigan executive director Mi Dong on "Personal Stories of North Korean Escapees." Followed by light Korean fare. Oct. 4 (9:30 a.m.): U-M sociology professor Jaeeun Kim on "Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea." Oct. 11 (10:30 a.m.): U-M public policy professor John Ciorciari on "Diplomacy and Discord: International Politics around the Korean Peninsula." Oct. 18: U-M nuclear and radiological sciences professor Sara Pozzi on "Nuclear Treaty Verification."
10-11:30 a.m. (except as noted), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 10:30-11:30am 

"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]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Conservation Practices at the Turn of the 20th Century and Today": Ann Arbor Farm and Garden (AAF&G).

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Join Ann Arbor Farm and Garden (AAF&G) for our monthly program. 11:30 am - $15 Lunch (optional): Quiche buffet
12:45 pm - Arbor Farm and Garden (AAF&G) general meeting
1:00 pm - Speaker: Bob Grese, Director, U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum; Theodore Roosevelt Chair of Ecosystem Management and Professor, U-M School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS)
Program (no cost): "Conservation Practices at the Turn of the 20th Century and Today" Bob Grese will discuss the evolution of conservation practices over the last century to the present day, drawing from works he collected and edited in his book, The Native Landscape Reader. Bob provides perspective and context to the principles addressed in these (previously obscure) essays by leading botanists and conservationists and illustrates their relevance to current conservation and sustainability practices.
Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. Program - $15 (optional) Lunch. annarborfarmandgarden.org. annarborfarmandgarden.org@gmail.com annarborfarmandgarden.org [map]



 11:30 a.m. 

"Growing the Local Economy: The Impact of Microloans on Urban and Rural Communities": Washtenaw Economic Club Luncheon.

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Join us for the September luncheon when Warren S. Galloway, Jr. discusses how microlending can be used as an important resource in strengthening both urban and rural communities. Find out how community support and encouragement of new business creation are key strategies for local and regional economic development and growth.
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive. $77.50. 7349733339. dwaterhouse@wccnet.edu http://wec.wccnet.edu/ [map]


 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. except Nov. 22. 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]


 Noon  Free! 

National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan: Michigan Taiwanese American Organization.

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The 93-member orchestra performs Taiwanese folk music on traditional chinese instruments, including dizi (flute), ehru (2-stringed fiddle), sheng (reed instrument with pipes), and yangqin (hammered dulcimer). The orchestra is joined by U-M music faculty for a performance at 7:30 p.m. at U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall (see listing, below).
Noon, EMU Honors College, 511 W. Forest, Ypsilanti. Free. Facebook.com/MITAI.org. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

U-M Center for Japanese Studies Lecture Series.

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Sept. 6, 13, & 27. Talks by visiting scholars. Sept. 6: "Finding a Dream in Adversity." Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan) governor Ikuo Kabashima discusses his upbringing and career. Sept. 13: "The Big House Project: How and Why We Made the Documentary in Observational Method and Style." Filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda discusses his 2017 documentary, made with a crew of students and 2 other professors, and elucidates his "10 Commandments" of observational filmmaking. CJS sponsors a screening of The Big House Sept. 28 (time & location TBA). Sept. 27: TBA.
Noon, 110 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-6307. [map]


 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by local musicians. Sept. 6: Classical guitarist Michael Casher. Sept. 13: Jazz, rock, and pop by veteran local guitarist Jake Reichbart and bassist Nick Calandro. Sept. 20: Classical music quintet CutTime Simfonica. Sept. 27: American Songbook works by a trio of bassist Paul Keller, vocalist Sarah D'Angelo, and pianist James Dapogny.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Arthritis": Sun Shen.

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Medical studies have shown this particular program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as preventing falls for older adults. For this reason, arthritis foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in America give it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great start for beginner to improve health and wellness. Classes are held 1pm - 1:50pm. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E. Stadium Blvd. $55 / month, $17 / drop in. 734. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 2-3 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.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 Sept. 3 Downtown.

Tues. 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. (except Sept. 3), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 3, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m. 

"BlacKkKlansman": State Theatre.

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(Spike Lee, 2018). An African American cop manages to successfully infiltrate the local KKK chapter so well he becomes its leader.
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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:15, 6, & 9 p.m. 

"Crazy Rich Asians": State Theatre.

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Rom-com about a native New Yorker who discovers that her longtime boyfriend is actually the scion of a wealthy family and one of Singapore's most eligible bachelors.
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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:30 p.m. 

"Madeline's Madeline": State Theatre.

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(Josephine Decker, 2018). The boundaries between performance and reality collapse when a theater director pushes her teenage star to mine her troubled home life for inspiration.
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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:45, 7:15, & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Wife": Michigan Theater.

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(Björn Runge, 2018). Drama about the self-effacing wife of the Great American Novelist who reaches her breaking point when he's awarded the Nobel Prize. Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce.
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, 6:15 & 8:45 p.m. 

"Juliet, Naked": State Theatre.

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(Jesse Peretz, 2018). Comedy about how a woman's life changes when she meets the obscure musician her boyfriend is obsessed with. Based on the Nick Hornby novel.
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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4, 6:45, & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Bookshop": Michigan Theater.

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(Isabel Coixet, 2018). Adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald's novel about a widow whose bookshop opening sparks controversy in a sleepy English village. Emily Mortimer & Bill Nighy.
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 p.m. 

Outdoor Class for 18m-8years: Tinkergarten.

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Tinkergarten provides high-quality early childhood learning in the healthiest classroom of all-the outdoors. Families connect with trained leaders in their local community for play-based kids classes that help develop core life skills, all while having fun!
Every Thursday this Fall, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In a 5-part class each week, Tinkergarten Leader, Tempest NeuCollins, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we'll share insight into your child's development.
The program progresses to meet each child's needs season after season. This fall, the curriculum for 18 months-8 years will support the development of a range of cognitive, social/emotional and physical skills. Our focus skill area for the season will be focus and self control.
Class size is limited/30% discount for sibl
County Farm Park, Medford Pavillion. $90-$175. Support@tinkergarten.com http://tkgtn.com/27xx6


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Personalizing Health Care with Economics": U-M Economics Department.

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Talk by U-M economics professor Amanda Kowalski.
4-5:30 p.m., Lorch Hall Foster Library, 611 Tappan. Free. 936-2798. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Impostor Sea: Making the Medieval Mediterranean": U-M Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies.

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U-M history professor Hussein Fancy discusses medieval piracy.
4 p.m., 1014 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. Free. 615-7400. [map]


 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

"Mixed Aerial Apparatus for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to explore the fundamentals of the aerial silks. Class is divided into two groups (ages 8-12 and 13-17) with an instructor leading each group. Students will learn the basic poses and sequences, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. New students will focus 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 student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to class
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Thurs. (except Sept. 26) and Sept. 8, 15, 21, & 22. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows. Rehearsals usually last 1-2 hours.
10:30 a.m. (Sept. 3), 4:45 p.m. (all other Mon.-Thurs. Dates & Sept. 21), 7 a.m. (Sat. game days), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]


 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Board Game Night: The Loaded Die.

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Every Thurs beginning Aug. 9. All invited to play popular board games (list available at theloadeddie.com). "Board Game Guru" on hand to answer questions. Raffle.
5-9 p.m., Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free (buy your own food & drink). facebook.com/drinkblom. [map]


 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

"The Rude Boyz": U-M School of Art & Design Penny Stamps Speaker Series.

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Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia and rapper Blinky Bill discuss their Afrofuturist collaborations on music videos such as No Touch Am, which tells the story of 3 dapper Nigerian animal charmers who become stylish protectors of the forest.
5:10 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 668-8463. [map]



 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

"DIY Secret Decoder Ring Workshop": TinkerTech.

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Need to get a message to your friends safely? This calls for invisible ink and a secret decoder ring!
TinkerTech and Brain Monkeys have joined forces to design and create this exciting new workshop that is sure to spark curiosity in any young Maker!
Join us and MAKE your own decoder ring that will allow you to decipher messages you write with an invisible ink pen. Even better, you get to KEEP your own decoder ring and invisible ink pen!
Ages: 7-11
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $20. 734-707-8019. kristy@tinkertech.io http://tinkertech.io/event/workshop-diy-secret-decoder-ring-3/ [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

VandenBelt Educational Lecture: Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor.

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VandenBelt Educational Lecture
Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease: Taking the DIE out of DIET
Thursday, September 13th
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Saint Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
Education Center Auditorium
5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Heart Disease is the number one killer of men and women. But it doesn't have to be. Learn from renowned expert Dr. Kim Williams Sr. as he discusses how we can eat clean and heal our hearts.
Event features:
- Keynote address by Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at Rush University, Dr. Kim Williams Sr.
- Light refreshments provided
This is a free event but registration is required by calling 800-231-2211 or visit stjoeshealth.org/VandenBelt
Saint Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Free. 800-231-2211. www.stjoeshealth.org/VandenBelt [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease: Taking the DIE out of DIET": St. Joseph Mercy Hospital VandenBelt Education Lecture.

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Talk by Rush University (Chicago) medicine professor Kim Williams. Light refreshments.
5:30-7 p.m., St. Joseph Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Dr., Ypsilanti. Free; preregistration required. stjoeshealth.org/VandenBelt, (800) 231-2211. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Recruiting in the Age of Googlization": SCORE.

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The line between science fiction and reality is blurring. Come hear Author and TEDx speaker, Ira S. Wolfe, discuss how the convergence of the wired, tired and technology is disrupting business and the future of work and recruitment. This is a FREE event.
Avoid 5 recruiting blunders that cripple organizations
How to hire more quality candidates faster
Using Google to power up small business recruitment
Eastern Michigan University College of Business, Gary M. Owen Building, 300 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Free. admin.0655@scorevolunteer.org annarborarea.score.org [map]



 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Gravel Grinder": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 25-55 miles, on dirt roads to various destinations. Bring a cross, mountain, or hybrid bike. Headlights & taillights necessary for early spring rides.
6:15 p.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]


 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Thursday Northeast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 15-25 miles, through some of the area's hillier terrain.
6:30 p.m., Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297, 971-2121. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Micro Radio Station": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to learn how to turn a Raspberry Pi (a small single-board computer) into an FM transmitter using software and a simple wire antenna. Materials supplied; bring your own Pi or thumb drive to save the code, if you like.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Moses": Fathom Events.

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Sept. 13 & 15. Broadcast of a Sight & Sound Theatres (Lancaster, PA, and Branson, MO) production of this drama about the Biblical story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt. The production uses massive sets, lots of special effects, and live animals.
6:30 p.m. (Thurs.) & 12:55 p.m. (Sat.), Ann Arbor 20+IMAX, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50 (seniors, $10.50; kids, $9.50) in advance at fathomevents.com/events. 973-8424. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"U-M Careers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A U-M human resources specialist discusses how to search and apply for U-M jobs.
6:30-8 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:45 p.m. 

"Eighth Grade": State Theatre.

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(Bo Burnham, 2018). An unflinchingly honest portrait of a teenage girl trying to get through the last week of middle school.
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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 6:45-7:45pm 

Beginning Pole Dance: A2 Aviary.

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Twirling, dancing, and climbing a pole - what more can you ask for? In this class, you will learn beginning pole skills and have the opportunity to string them together in upbeat, fun choreography. With an emphasis on building strength and safe pole dancing form, we will explore the creativity of this vertical dance form. 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 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs., except Nov. 22. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [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]



 7-9 p.m. 

Grief Support Group: Knox Presbyterian Church.

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It hurts when someone close to you dies. Find help at GriefShare.
Class runs 13 weeks but anyone can join at anytime.
$20 covers the workbook for the entire 13 weeks. Scholarships are available.
Knox Presbyterian Church, 2065 S. Wagner Rd., Ann Arbor, 48103. $20. 734-761-5669. frontdesk@knoxannarbor.org https://knoxannarbor.org/home/grow-connect/care/grief-support/ [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"50 Ways to Wear Accessories": Literati Bookstore.

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Local artist and stylist Laura Friedman discusses her new book, which she also illustrated. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"JIT Exchange": U-M Center for World Performance Studies.

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Two U-M artists-in-residence--Detroit dancer-choreographer Haleem "Stringz" Rasul and Zimbabwean vocalist and dancer Franco "Slomo" Dhaka--are joined by U-M music students and Zimbabwean guitarist Mono Mukundu in a performance of jit, a Zimbabwean dance music that is also a Detroit style of street dance. Today's music also blends Detroit ghettotech, jazz, and funk. In conjunction with the current UMMA exhibit, Beyond Borders: Global Africa.
7 p.m., UMMA Apse, 525 S. State. Free. 763-0032. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Mic & Share": Bookbound.

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An open mike for poets, who are welcome to read their own work or a favorite poem by another writer. Followed by a reading by local poet (and Observer contributor) Frances Kai-Hwa Wang.
7 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth. Free. 369-4345. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Singing for Comfort": Threshold Choir.

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All invited to join this local choir to sing soothing songs that are easy to learn. No experience necessary.
7-8:30 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport. Free. 646-7405, (313) 204-0060. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Story Night": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members host a storytelling program. Audience members are encouraged to bring a 5-minute story to tell.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs., Sept.-May. except Nov. 22. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
7:30-9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. facebook.com/DetroitIMA. contact@detroitirishmusic.org. 255-5310. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan: Michigan Taiwanese American Organization.

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The 93-member orchestra is joined by U-M music faculty--violinist Matthew Albert, flutist Amy Porter, and pianist Amy Cheng--in a program of Taiwanese folk music on traditional Chinese instruments, including dizi (flute), ehru (2-stringed fiddle), sheng (reed instrument with pipes), and yangqin (hammered dulcimer).
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. Facebook.com/MITAI.org. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Shadow League Show: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Thurs. Improv by up-and-coming local troupes, including This Is A Quiz, a group that may or may not incorporate a quiz into its show.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood": Michigan Theater.

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(Matt Tyrnauer, 2018). Documentary about Scotty Bowers, who claims he spent decades as sexual procurer to celebrities who wished to keep their wholesome public images intact.
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]


 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. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Every Thurs. 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]


 8 p.m. 

"Milvotchkee, Visconsin": Kickshaw Theatre.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 13-Oct. 7.Lynn Lammers directs this local professional theater company in highly regarded Cleveland-bred playwright Laura Jacqmin's surreal 2013 drama that unfolds from the perspective of a woman with Alzheimer's. Praised for her humor and deft handling of complex themes, Jacqmin "has a gift for barbed, realistic, character-defining and plot-enhancing dialogue," says a Chicago Theater Beat review.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 4 p.m. (Sun.), Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport. Tickets $25 (students, $10) in advance at kickshawtheatre.org, by phone, & at the door. kickshawtheatre@gmail.com, (888) 718-4253. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Totalitarians": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 7-30. Carla Milarch directs the Michigan premiere of San Francisco-based playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's 2014 political satire about a high-strung campaign manager trying to make her client-a character based on Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann-a viable candidate for lieutenant governor of Nebraska. "Nachtrieb's script elevates the cliché of bloviating politicians by peppering in actual jokes," says a Springs on Stage (Colorado Springs) review. "It's The West Wing meets The Devil's Advocate, in the weirdest way possible." Cast: Diane Hill, Connor Forrest Hutchings, Tory Matsos, and Joe Zarrow.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) are $22 or pay what you can afford, in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



 9:15 p.m. 

"Puzzle": Michigan Theater.

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(Marc Turtletaub, 2018). Drama about a suburban mom whose discovery of competitive jigsaw puzzling breaks her out of a humdrum existence.
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]


 9:15 p.m. 

"Three Identical Strangers": State Theatre.

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(Tim Wardle, 2018). Documentary about three identical twins who rediscover each other after being separated at birth.
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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Detroit St. Filling Station: "Bluegrass Wednesday." Wire in the Wood

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]

Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [venue info]

Last Word: The Pherotones The Pherotones

A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds

Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network."

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer- guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]

 
 


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