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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 18, 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  Free! 

"A2 Early Morning Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Pace & destination TBA.
9 a.m., meet at Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd Free. 996-8440. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Parks, Rivers, & Trail Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Slow/moderate-paced ride, 13-25 miles, from Dexter to Hudson Mills on the B2B trail.
9 a.m., meet at the B2B entrance behind the Marathon gas station, 8135 Main, Dexter. Free. ggonyo@peoplepc.com. [map]


 9:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 11-May 14. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]


 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [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 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.


 10-10:30 & 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.


  10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. except Dec. 25. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"European Populism: Similarities and Differences with the Past": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by U-M political science professor Andrei Markovits. First in a series of 10 monthly lectures.
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 for the 10-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except Nov. 20, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 5, & Mar. 12 Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Tues. except Dec. 25. Activities begin at 11 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($3), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar, followed at 1 p.m. by mah-jongg, quilting, and other games & activities. Homemade buffet luncheon ($3) available at noon. All invited.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Please join us for this free one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between.
Center for Innovation (formerly St. Joe's Urgent Care), 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"National Issues": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This study group will focus on domestic public issues of great importance. Topics will be selected by the class members, and teams of class members will facilitate group discussion using materials gleaned from the internet, recent readings, life experiences, and other similar sources.
Instructors Barbara Comai and Leo Shedden will lead these discussion groups for two hours on selected Tuesdays: September 18, October 2, October 16, October 30, November 6, November 20, December 4, and December 18.
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Drive. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-3 p.m. 

"The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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The class will cover unifying theories that led to the Standard Model and look at what may be beyond, such as supersymmetry, string theory, and loop quantum gravity using DVD lectures from the Teaching Company by Don Lincoln. We'll view two 30 minute lectures per class, each followed by 20 minutes for questions and discussion.
The study group leader Dick Chase worked 27 years as a research physicist for Ford and taught physics at several levels. At OLLI, he has taught 14 physics-related classes and led 3 book discussion groups. This study group will meet on Tuesdays, 1-3, from September 18 through December 11 (No class on November 20).
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 West Stadium Boulevard. $45. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Tutoring: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation, writing practice, and book groups for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [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.


 3-5 p.m. 

Current Events: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This discussion group is for people interested in current events happening at the local, national and global level. All opinions will be heard courteously. No materials or special expertise is required, just an open mind and a good sense of humor.
This group will meet for two hours on Tuesdays from September 18 through December 18.
Instructor Thomas Longworth is a retired Industrial Engineer who resides in Ann Arbor. Instructor Margaret Pooler is a retired librarian who has been a member of the group for over 10 years.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3 p.m.  Free! 

Strings Showcase: U-M School of Music.

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Outstanding string students perform solo and ensemble chamber works.
3 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 3:15 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 & 9 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]


 4-7 p.m. 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues. May 22-Oct. 23. With a variety of children's activities and/or musical entertainment from 5-7 p.m. each week. Also, live farm animals and tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse and cabin. Sept. 4: Team Love. Versatile local acoustic trio. Sept. 11: Bohemian Ru'sters. Eclectic mix of folk, blues, rock, and country covers and originals by local musicians Ru Knoedler and Dave Williams. Sept. 18: Jerry, Sabina, and the Red Ukulele. Covers of 20th-century popular music. Sept. 25: Isosceles. Local vocal pop trio. Oct. 2 & 23: Chuck Swanagon. Local folk-rock and Americana guitarist. Oct. 9: Bohemian Ru'sters. Eclectic mix of folk, blues, rock, and country covers and originals by local musicians Ru Knoedler and Dave Williams. Oct. 16: Jerry, Sabina, and the Red Ukulele. Covers of 20th-century popular music.
4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 904-9621. [map]


 4-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Latinx in STEAM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon": U-M Library.

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All invited to help edit Wikipedia entries on subjects related to Latinx communities. Assistance provided.
4-8 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-4746. [map]


 4:15, 6:30, & 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 & 7 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]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

2018 Cruise Nights: Chelsea Classic Cruisers.

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All invited to bring their classic and vintage autos to display. Weekly awards chosen by the participants. Also, games on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (if rained out, the following 1st Tuesday): Ping Pong Rally (June 19), Toilet Paper Toss (July 17), "Push Rod Drop" (Aug. 21).
5-8 p.m., Wendy's parking lot, Brown Dr. at Commerce Park (west of M-52), Chelsea. Free. 649-1106.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Unheard Voices of the #MeToo Movement: Telling the Stories of America's Most Vulnerable Workers": U-M Wallace House 33rd Hovey Lecture.

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Award-winning journalist and Knight-Wallace fellow Bernice Yeung discusses on-the-job sexual harassment and assault faced by farmworkers, night-shift janitors, and other low-wage and immigrant workers.
5 p.m., U-M Wallace House Gardens, 620 Oxford. Free. Reservations required via email to WallaceHouseEvents@umich.edu. 998-7666. [map]


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Just for Kids: Explore the World of Honey": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Staffers discuss some of the 50 different types of honey on Zingerman's shelves. Tastings.
5:30-6:30 p.m., Zingerman's Deli Upstairs. 422 Detroit St. $15 per kid includes tastings; parents welcome to lurk for free. 663-3354.


 6-7pm 

"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]


 6-8 p.m. 

"Fuzz Face Guitar Pedal Workshop": TinkerTech.

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In search of some sick fuzz? No problem, these go to 11. (Really, check the photos!)
In this workshop, not only will you build your own electric guitar fuzz pedal, you'll also learn how the circuit behind it works. You'll use an oscilloscope to look at the audio signals and learn what gives a fuzz tone its distinctive sound.
If you have some previous soldering experience, it will be helpful, but not required.
Important Notes:
Registration includes Parts 1 and 2 of the workshop. Parts 1 and 2 are both 2 hour sessions.
Registration will close one week prior to the workshop date to allow for ordering of materials.
This workshop is designed for ages 14 and up.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $110. 734-707-8019. kristy@tinkertech.io http://tinkertech.io/event/workshop-fuzz-face-guitar-pedal-part-1-3/ [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back.
6 p.m., meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 276-0240.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Prisoner's Song": U-M Center for World Performance Studies.

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NYC-based composer Gelsey Bell and Philadelphia-based artist Erik Ruin discuss their performance piece that uses shadow puppets, projections of still images, and music to portray different American prison experiences. In anticipation of Detroit performances of the piece, Sept. 19-22.
6 p.m., East Quad room 1405, 701 East University. Free. 763-0032. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap knitting tips.
6-9 p.m., call for location. Free, $2 monthly dues. meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/, 945-3035.


 6:30 & 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.


 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to compete in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m.), and modern (Fri. 6:30 p.m., competitive) decks. Also, a competitive draft game on Sundays. Prizes. Bring your own cards.
1 p.m. (Sun.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 & $7.50 (casual), $10 & $15 (competitive), & $10 (booster draft). 786-3746. [map]


 6:45 & 9:30 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]


 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

Kol Nidre: Pardes Hannah.

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Jewish Renewal. Reflection, Candle Lighting & Service.
St. Aidan's, 1679 Broadway. Free. pescadorarte@gmail.com https://pardeshannah.wordpress.com/ [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Hope For Life: Can I Tell You a Story?": Churches of Christ.

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FREE
Noted author, Steve Ridgell will share stories from the bible in a simple, down to earth way. His humor and casual style provide a fresh and modern take on stories that many have forgotten from their days in Sunday school.
Steve weaves stories from his personal life and stories from the Bible to connect with the story of your life in the hope that you can connect or reconnect with the grand story of God's love for you.
Washington Street Education Center - George Prinzing Auditorium, 500 Washington St, Chelsea. Free. info@dexterchurchofchrist.org https://www.facebook.com/events/1736774809677323/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Form: 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, and 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. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. Open to all age 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Kaleidoscope Concert Series: Silver Maples of Chelsea.

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Sept. 18: Picks & Sticks Stringband. Local string ensemble whose eclectic repertoire includes swing, jazz, country, and bluegrass tunes.

Oct. 16: San, Emily, and Jacob. Local acoustic trio-father and daughter singer-instrumentalists San & Emily Slomovits with bassist Jacob Warren-that performs a wide range of traditional and contemporary folk, jazz, and classical music, including material from their CD, Innocent When You Dream.
7 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-4111. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

New Horizons Band Rehearsal.

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All musicians invited to join this 60-member senior band. Bring a band instrument. The Greenhorn Band for beginners meets at 6 p.m.
7-9 p.m., Liberty School band room, 7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., Saline. Free. 769-2613. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Polka Jam Session.

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All accordion players and other musicians invited to play polkas and waltzes and other ethnic and old-time music.
7-9 p.m., American Legion Hall, 44 Wabash St. (south off Main), Milan. Free. 529-3903. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Essential Oils 101": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local aromatherapist Margo Hertzfeld.
7 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required by phone or email. outreach@peoplesfood.coop, 994-4589. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Jurassic Park": Fathom Events.

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(Steven Spielberg, 1993). Sci-fi thriller about a theme park populated with cloned dinosaurs.
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 p.m.  Free! 

"Mystery Author Duo": Nicola's Books.

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Readings by Midwest mystery writers C.M. Gleason and Sarah Zettel. Gleason's Murder in the Oval Library is set among the Frontier Guard, a hastily assembled presidential guard that was stationed in the White House during the first days of the Civil War. The Other Sister is Zettel's new psychological thriller about 2 adult sisters--one reckless and troubled and the other obedient--who form a deadly plan to right the wrongs surrounding the mysterious death of their mother 25 years earlier. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Okay2Say Safety Seminar for Parents": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A representative from this state-sponsored K-12 student safety program shares tips for improving online security and preventing cyberbullying.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Smoothing a Bumpy Back-to-School Transition": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by local Hand in Hand Parenting instructor Catherine Fischer.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Music of New Orleans": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Detroit ragtime, blues, and boogie-woogie pianist Matthew Ball performs "Ain't Misbehavin'," "When the Saints Go Marchin' In," "Basin Street Blues," "Just a Closer Walk," "Big Chief," and more.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7:15 p.m. 

Open Rehearsal: Ann Arbor Grail Singers.

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Sept. 11, 18, & 25. All women invited to join this women's chamber choir to sing early music. This month's rehearsals include auditions for new members.
7:15-9:15 p.m., call for location. Free. AnnArborGrailSingers.org, 662-0631. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Addiction 101": Dawn Farm.

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"Addiction 101" will be presented by James Balmer; President, Dawn Farm. Substance use disorders are poorly understood by the general population as well as by many professionals. "Why don't you just stop" is a common refrain from family members and friends, and people with addiction often wonder why they return again and again to substance use even when they're highly motivated to stop using. This program will provide an overview of how we currently approach and historically have approached addiction, treatment and recovery, review addiction as a brain disease, discuss the symptoms produced by use of substances and symptoms that occur during abstinence when adequate treatment and recovery support are not provided, discuss the role of hope in recovery initiation, and discuss and how individuals and communities can help create a community culture that supports sustained recovery.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Sept. 4 & 18. Club members show their projected images (Sept. 4) and prints (Sept. 18) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Long Exposure." Presentations include nationally known photographer Howard Bond on "The History of Photography" (Sept. 4) and former club president Keith Matz on "April in Namibia," which includes his images of dune fields, Quiver Tree Forest, and Etosha National Park.
7:30 p.m., Forsythe Middle School media center, 1655 Newport. Free. 327-4781. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth Storyslam: Michigan Radio.

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Sept. 4 & 18. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on the themes of "Rivals" (Sept. 4) & "Extra Mile" (Sept. 18). The 3-person judging teams are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam (see Sept. 26 listing). Space limited, so it's smart to arrive early.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $10. 764-5118. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Survival of the Red Crossbill": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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EMU biology professor Jamie Cornelius discusses her research on this bird species.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 665-0248. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"This War Is Not Inevitable": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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New Zealand-based writer Michael Burton and German-born actor Christian Peterson perform Burton's 90-minute 2017 play about a despairing young man in 1917 Germany who demands Rudolf Steiner explain the point of WWI's destructiveness. Based on real events, the play dramatizes the creation of Steiner's Threefold Social Organism, a plan to make war impossible by making economic, political, and cultural institutions independent from each other.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. $15 suggested donation (students, $10). greatlakesanthroposophy@comcast.net, 678-5497. [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. 

Shoshana Bean: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This Broadway star, who rose to fame playing Elphaba in Wicked, performs music from her latest solo album, Spectrum, an eclectic collection of covers and originals in such varying styles as big band, blues, pop, and soul. "Shoshana Bean offer[s] hope that the diva vocalists with the multi-octave range, training, technique, and calculated restraint aren't dead," says a SoulTracks review. She's a "stunning vocalist who knows how to build a song rather than tipping her hand early and having no place to go."
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $25-$50 (students, $15) in advance at a2tix.com. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
 


 10:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Tues. Tango dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded at 9:30 p.m. by a lesson ($10).
10:30-11:30 p.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (free with lesson). sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Club Above: Open Mike

Hosted by Reigna Rein. Sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m. No cover. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo Dave Menzo

This local pop-rock singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His recent 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. Photo: Myra Klarman, [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. He recently released his first CD in 18 years, Big Car Town, a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working- class heritage. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band Paul Klingerís Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]

 
 


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