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Calendar of Events

Monday, September 17, 2018






 
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]


 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]



 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Solving Easy Sudoku Puzzles": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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If you like puzzles and want to learn the basics of solving Sudoku, this is a good place to start. We will cover several basic patterns that should enable you to solve easy puzzles and most medium-level puzzles.
Instructor Jerry Janusz is a retired mathematician who loves working Sudoku puzzles.
This Study Group will meet Mondays September 17 - October 1 at 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $20. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10a.m.-noon 

"Women Can't Be Catholic Priests: A Rebuttal": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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We will explore and refute the many reasons used to deny women entry to the ordained ministry of priest through the centuries. This will include the excuse the Vatican currently uses to deny women the right to answer the call of their God to the priesthood. We will briefly discuss the factual evidence that there were female priests in Christianity from 125 AD into the 9th century. There will be time for questions and discussion.
An outline and references will be provided. Over the past 50 years there has been a wealth of academic and archeologic research interest in and well over 100 books written on this topic. Instructor Peggy Clough is a retired Physical Therapist from UMMC. She was on faculty at U.of Wisconsin. Her Ordination of Women in the Catholic Church: Facts and Discoveries has been published on the internet.
This study group will meet on Mondays, 10-12, from September 17 through September 24.
First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. $15. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [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. 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.


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Art Start": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft projects for kids aged 2-5, accompanied by an adult. Siblings welcome.
10:30-11 a.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 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. 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.


 Noon  Free! 

"Paved Country Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18, 24, or 30 miles, either on hilly Schneider Rd. or the B2B trail (call for start point).
Noon, meet at 8213 Pine Cross Ln. or the B2B entrance on Jeffords (behind the Marathon gas station), Dexter. Free. 426-5116.


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Chesstastic!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids and adults invited to play chess. Sets provided.
1-4 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Writing Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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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 - 3:00 p.m. 

"Principles and Practices of Mindfulness Part I": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Description: A 6-week introduction to the theory and practice of mindfulness meditation.
It offers participants: Instruction in the fundamentals of mindfulness meditation; Study of the psychological principles underpinning the practice; Exploration of the contemplative spiritual traditions in which meditation practices originated; Practice each class in mindfulness meditation; and Guidance for applying meditative wisdom in daily life.
This Study Group led by Bernadette Beach will meet Mondays 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. September 17 - October 22
Community Health Services Bldg., Suite A2, Conf. Rm. 1542, 2025 Traverwood Dr. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3, 6:15, & 9:15 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.


 3:15 & 6 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.


 3:30, 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.


 3:45, 6:45, & 9:45 p.m. 

"White Boy Rick": State Theatre.

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(Yann Demange, 2018). Biopic about Richard Wershe Jr., who at age 14 became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer, before he was abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison at age 17.
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 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]


 4:15, 6:45, & 9:15 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]


 4:30 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Pick of the Litter": Michigan Theater.

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(Dana Nachman, 2018). Documentary following a litter of puppies as they are trained to become guide dogs for the blind.
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]


 4:45 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]


 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon.-Wed., except Dec. 24 & 25. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m., 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 5700 Jackson (Tues.), and 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues.), 548-6299 (Wed.). [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Meeting: Washtenaw County Democratic Party Communications Committee.

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Did you know that nearly half of local democratic voters don't vote in the midterm elections? Do you want to join the Blue Wave and help turn out the vote right here in Washtenaw County?
The volunteers in the Communications Committee for the Washtenaw County Democratic Party are looking more copywriters, videographers, graphic designers, web designers and developers, marketing and communication specialists to join us in creating, launching, and maintaining publicity efforts to further community engagement in the democratic process and to get out the vote.
We meet in-person once a month, attendance is not required, and maintain contact via email, Slack, and phone or video conferences.
Email lchisnell@gmail.com for more information, or just join us with your ideas for creative, engaging ways to reach out to your fellow voters in Washtenaw county!
WCDP County Office, 418 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. lchisnell@gmail.com http://www.washtenawdems.org [map]



 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fireside Fun": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All invited to sit around a campfire, roast marshmallows, and swap stories. If you like, bring camping chairs and the rest of the s'mores fixings (marshmallows provided).
6:30-8 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]


 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

"In the Garden: What Worked & What Didn't": Saline Stone & Thistle Garden Club.

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September 17 - What worked & What Didn't:
In a panel format, the Library and Depot Trail Garden Committee members will share what worked and what didn't this year.
Community Room at EHMSS, 440 W. Russell, Saline, MI 48176, Saline. Free. 734-652-6465. stoneandthistlegardenclub@gmail.com http://salinegardenclub.com/ [map]



 6:45-9 p.m.  Free! 

Embroiderers' Guild of America.

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Stitchers of all abilities invited to work on their projects together and learn about guild activities. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
7-9 p.m., Pittsfield Village Community Bldg., 2220 Pittsfield Blvd. (park on the street, or in the south lot). Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 434-9450 or 330-5724. [map]


 7 & 9:45 p.m. 

"A Boy. A Girl. A Dream": Michigan Theater.

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(Qasim Basir, 2018). Ann Arbor native Basir directs this drama about an L.A. club promoter who rediscovers his dreams after meeting a Midwestern woman on the night of the 2016 Presidential election.
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. 

"Paul Keller Orchestra Roars back to Life!"

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BIG BAND JAZZ THIS MONDAY:
Monday, September 17, 2018 The Paul Keller Orchestra Roars Back To Life and begins their 30th season of presenting great big band jazz to Ann Arbor music lovers! Thanks to Zal Gaz Grotto for providing PKO a stable, permanent home! Showtime at Zal Gaz Grotto is 7-10 PM. PKO's guest jazz band tonight is Saline Big Band; SBB will play a 30 minute set on PKO's break. Come enjoy the fun, swinging, good vibes, and celebrate this important milestone with your home-town jazz heroes - all year long! PKO performs great big band jazz EVERY Monday night at Zal Gaz Grotto.
Special tunes tonight include Tall Corn (Keller's anthem to Autumn), Early Autumn (Woody Herman), Duke Ellington's The Big Drag (with respect for those affected by hurricane Florence), and the debut Keller's new composition Perspicacity (definition: a heightened sense of awareness).
Good food and drinks at ZGG. Free parking. No steps. $10 cover charge at the door. Under 18 always enter free.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard. $10 at the door (under 18 enter FREE). 734-663-1202. kellermusic@comcast.net www.paulkellerjazz.com [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Akil Kumarasamy: Literati Bookstore.

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This New Jersey writer reads from and discusses Half Gods, her debut collection of short stories following the fractured origins and destinies of 2 brothers named after demigods in the Mahabharata. The interlinked stories revolve around such characters as a baby girl named after a Hindu goddess but raised as a Muslim, a lonely butcher from Angola who finds solace in New Jersey, and a gentle entomologist in Sri Lanka searching for his missing son. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Pamela Day: Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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This Wixom (MI) artist discusses her whimsical figurative ceramic works and paintings.
7 p.m., AAWA Headquarters, 4844 Jackson, ste. 100. Free. annarborwomenartists@gmail.com. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A History of the English Language: The First Thousand Years": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local storyteller Jim Glenn performs a storytelling program on the history of English, beginning with the Roman invasion through to the end of the 15th century. For grade 8-adult.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Cooking 101: Cooking Tips & Terminology": Ann Arbor District Library.

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People's Food Co-op head baker Keegan Rodgers discusses how to read and use a recipe. For grade 6-adult.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m. 

"Dragon Ball Z: Broly--the Legendary Super Saiyan": Fathom Events.

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(Shigeyasu Yamauchi, 1993). Dubbed (Sept. 15) and subtitled (Sept. 17) screenings of this anime about an epic battle to determine the fate of a planet.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine Saline (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to get basic sewing help with their unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines. Basic sewing instruction available. All welcome to bring their own sewing machine.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Kelloggs": Nicola's Books.

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U-M history of medicine professor Howard Markel discusses his recent book about the Michigan brothers who revolutionized American notions of health and wellness. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Glacial Geology of Michigan and Formation of the Great Lakes": Michigan Botanical Club.

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Talk by Michigan Department of Environmental Quality representative Larry Bean.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Magic Pills": Michigan Theater.

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(Ananda More, 2017). Documentary by homeopath Ananda More, who explores whether there's a scientific basis to homeopathy and chronicles media campaigns against it. Discussion follows with Bio Energy Medical Center homeopathic physician Uma Desai. 7:30 p.m. $15.
7:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. $15. michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Treasure Hunt": Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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A chance to sift through a big grab box of foreign covers (envelopes with canceled stamps) purchased from the American Philatelic Society. Small charge for each cover you take home. Also, club members prepare for the annual stamp show, Nov. 3 & 4.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free admission. 761-5859. [map]


 9 p.m. 

"The Captain": State Theatre.

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(Robert Schwentke, 2018). Drama based on the true story of a German deserter at the end of WWII who committed war crimes while passing as a Nazi officer. German, 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Lawrence

Acclaimed pop-soul ensemble fronted by the sibling duo of Clyde and Gracie Lawrence, whose music is steeped in 60s soul and R&B idioms from Motown to Muscle Shoals. $12 ($15 at the door). [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Cat Canyon

Veteran Detroit roots-rock singer-songwriter. [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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