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Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 20, 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.-noon  Free! 

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

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Every Thurs. 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 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Earth Fest": U-M School for Environment and Sustainability.

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Food, live entertainment, and dozens of information booths on sustainability. Sustainability-related games and prizes.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Diag. Free. earthfest@umich.edu, 764-6453.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Hike: Because of an Acorn": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalists Shawn Severance (Thurs.) and Sarah Felder (Tues.) lead a hike for kids ages 2-4 (accompanied by a caregiver) to look for acorns and other signs of fall.
Scio Woods Preserve, 4000 Scio Church. Preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. [map]


 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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CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11:30 a.m. 

"Let's Talk Women, Money and Impact": Women's Exchange of Washtenaw.

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Join the Women's Exchange of Washtenaw (WXW) for a panel discussion on women, money and impact. Experts in financial planning and impact investing will share their philosophies, their advice and answer your questions on money.
Agenda:
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Check in, casual mingling, lunch
12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Facilitated Workshop
1:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Wrap-up and close
Mediterrano Restaurant, 2900 S. State Street. $25 if you register by 9/13; $30 if you register after 9/13. 734.678.7831. marketing@wxwbusiness,com https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efn079dj7ed057cb&oseq=&c=f35cc0f0-dc52-11e6-a7c7-d4ae5284344f&ch=f3741980-dc52-11e6-a7c7-d4ae5284344f [map]



 Noon-1:30 p.m. 

"Writing Memoirs": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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We meet and participants read their memoirs and we discuss them and make suggestions.
Instructor Zibby Oneal has written books for children and one book of a happening at the VA in Ann Arbor. Most of her books are grounded in her memories of childhood.
This Study Group will meet Thursdays 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. September 20 - November 15.
Bank of Ann Arbor, 2601 Plymouth Rd. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 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-1 p.m.  Free! 

"With Mirth and Laughter Let Old Wrinkles Come: How to Age Well by Playing the Cards You've Been Dealt": Jewish Community Center 3rd Thursday @ the J.

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Talk by U-M geriatric psychiatry professor Amanda Leggett.
Noon-1 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. Preregistration required. 971-0990. [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]


 12:30 p.m. 

Story Time: Domino's Petting Farm.

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Farm staffers read stories to kids ages 1-5, accompanied by a parent.
Domino's Petting Farm, 3001 Earhart Rd. All events free with admission ($6; seniors, $5.40; kids age 23 months & under, free). 998-0182. [map]


 1-2:15 p.m. 

"Flexitortion": A2 Aviary.

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This 75 minute class can take your flexibility from basic warming up stretching to beginning contortion poses. All levels are welcome, as students train at their own pace with instructor guidance. We will focus on safely exploring your limits through proper warming techniques and mat exercises to take home. Please bring your own yoga mat, if possible. Come increase your bendy power, learn to prevent injuries through safe stretching, breathe, and stretch in a supportive environment. It is strongly recommended that this class be taken as your final physical activity of the day, and not as a warm up for other activities. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [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]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

"The New DAR": Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Club members discuss the organization's efforts to promote community service, preserve history, educate children, and honor and support military service personnel.
1 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. terrikleinschmidt@comcast.net. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"The World's Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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The class will look at 36 of the world's geological wonders using Michael Wysession's beautifully illustrated DVD lectures. As well as videos, Professor Wysession provides the geological context for each site, which include, among others, Grand Canyon, the African Rift Valley, Yellowstone, Gibraltar, and Iceland. We'll view three 30 minute lectures per class, each followed by short discussions.
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 Thursdays, 1-3. from September 20 through December 20. There will be no class on September 27 or November 22.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 West Stadium Boulevard. $45. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Fall Open House: International Neighbors.

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Area women invited to join women from more than 60 countries to learn about and to sign up for various activities throughout the year, including beginning and intermediate English conversation, foreign language discussion groups, tea groups, and special interest groups such as hiking, quilting, and cooking. International Neighbors is a 60-year-old group of local women who welcome women from other countries during their stays in Ann Arbor. Child care (free) available for kids 5 & under.
1-2:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 662-5723. [map]


 1:30 p.m. 

"Internet of Things Connected Vehicle Workshop": The University of Michigan WIMS2 and CVCI Centers.

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The WIMS2 Center in the College of Engineering and the Center for Value Chain Innovation,
(CVCI), in the Ross School of Business are pleased to invite you to the Fall 2018 IoT Workshop, which will be
held Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The fee for attendance is $50.
GM Room Lurie Engineering Center, 1221 Beal Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. $50. 734 615 2325. lwtuttle@umich.edu http://wims2.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=887280&module_id=307396 [map]



 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

"Remarkable Books I (II and III) : OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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In March, The New York Times Book Review featured 15 books by women that their critics see as "opening new realms to us, whose books suggest and embody unexplored possibilities in form, feeling and knowledge." They say these books set the agenda for the 21st century. So the question for this class is: what does that agenda look like?
Before the first meeting I will send the NYT article to participants so they can read the short reviews of each book. At the first meeting we will select 4 of these to begin to answer our "research" question. We'll read approximately 100 pages a week. We'll have discussion, small group analysis in class, occasional lectures on style, structure, etc.
Instructor Sharon Quiroz has a PhD. in English, has published poetry and short stories, and is currently working on her second novel while she tries to sell the first one. This study group will meet Thursdays, 1:30-3:30, from September 20 - December 13.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Street. $45. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.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.


 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

"Hand Balancing & Contortion for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This all-level class is designed for active young people (ages 8-17) to build the courage for inversions and the strength to stay upside down. Students will learn to balance on their hands, create absurd shapes, and find their bendiest self. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by practicing hand balancing and contortion fundamentals. This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to the studio.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 2:30-4:30 p.m. 

"Memoirs and Personal Essays": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This group meets weekly from September to June, except for holidays. There are no specific assignments. Each writer strives to find his or her own subject matter and stylistic voice.
We read our work aloud and discuss it, making constructive suggestions for improvement. The important thing is to write well enough to interest others and to convey our ideas clearly. Participants are expected to read their work regularly.
Eleanor Linn has led this writing group since 2014. She is a published author.
This Study Group will meet Thursdays 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. September 20 - June 20, 2019. No class on November 23 & December 28.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $80. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [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, 6:15, & 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, & 9:15 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.


 3:45 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, 7, & 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, 6:30, & 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. 

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


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Grievance & Protest: Why does the First Amendment Protect Speech Critical of the Government?": University of Michigan Law School & UM Office of the Provost.

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"Grievance and Protest" Why Does the First Amendment Protect Speech Critical of the Government?
A Conversation Honoring Constitution Day
SPEAKERS:
- Vincent Blasi, Corliss Lamont Professor of Civil Liberties, Columbia Law School
- Ashley Messenger, First Amendment/Media Lawyer, National Public Radio
MODERATOR: Len Niehoff, Professor from Practice, University of Michigan Law School
This event is free and open to the public.
South Hall room 1225, 701 S. State Street. Free. rickardj@umich.edu events.law.umich.edu [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]


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Tween Book Club: Dexter District Library.

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For kids in grades 5 & 6. Snacks and trivia. Prizes. Sept. 20: Amulet, the first in Kazu Kibuishi's Stonekeeper graphic novel series about two kids who follow their mother into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals. Oct. 18: The Shadows, the first in Jacqueline West's Books of Elsewhere series about a girl who moves to a creepy house where she can travel inside its spooky paintings.
4:30-5:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [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 p.m.  Free! 

New Enterprise Forum Showcase Presentation and Panel: New Enterprise Forum.

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Showcase Presenter: A presentation by a start-up that has been through New Enterprise Forum coaching. This gives the start-up the opportunity to practice presenting to investors and others interested in the Detroit area entrepreneurial community. Each presentation will reflect NEF training on what is important to communicate and what not to do. Come to ask questions, keep pace with local entrepreneurs, and connect with resources who support the local start-up community.
Panel Topic: With over 30 years providing value to entrepreneurs, the NEF continues to bring to its Forum meetings the most relevant topics that are important to entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers. Join us to keep current on critical start-up issues, and meet our panel presenters.
Network: Meet other like-minded professionals who support entrepreneurialism, promoting innovation as a catalyst for a healthy Michigan economy.
Follow Us on LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/nef-linkedin
SPARK Innovation Center, 330 E. Liberty, Lower Level. Free. info@NewEnterpriseForum.org www.NewEnterpriseForum.org [map]


 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

Morag Myerscough: U-M School of Art & Design Penny Stamps Speaker Series.

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This London artist discusses her large colorful installations meant to create engaging public spaces that promote belonging.
5:10 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 668-8463. [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Esmé Wang & Danielle Lazarin: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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Readings by these 2 writers. San Francisco-based Wang's debut novel, The Border of Paradise, was called a "Best Book of 2016" by NPR. It tells the story of a postwar Brooklyn heir who sells his family business and travels to Taiwan. Lazarin is a Hopwood-winning U-M grad whose short story collection, Back Talk, is notable for its temporal and emotional elasticity.
5:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-6330. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"Business Plans Made Easy": SCORE.

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Every business needs a plan. It is a risk management tool, a tool to make you think, a tool to help you avoid mistakes, and a tool that defines the elements essential to success and how they relate to each other. Using the Business Model Canvas, you can define the logic of your business visually on a single page using 9 key building blocks. We will discuss:
- Key Partners
- Key Activities
- Key Resources
- Value Proposition
- Customer Relationships
- Channels
- Customer Segments
- Cost Structure
- Revenue Stream
NEW Center Office Building, 1100 North Main Street. $10. admin.0655@scorevolunteer.org annarborarea.score.org [map]



 6 p.m. 

U-M Women's Soccer.

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Aug. 11: Air Force. Exhibition. 8 p.m.

Aug. 16: Boston University. 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 19: WMU. 2 p.m.

Aug. 23: Marquette. 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 26: Louisville. 2 p.m.

Sept. 7: CMU. 5 p.m.

Sept. 20: Wisconsin. 6 p.m.

Sept. 23: Minnesota. 2 p.m.

Oct. 5: OSU. 7 p.m.

Oct. 7: Penn State. Noon.

Oct. 18: Maryland. 7 p.m.

Oct. 21: MSU. 2 p.m.

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Various times, U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8. 764-0247. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bookbinding: Japanese Stab Stitch": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to learn this East Asian-style of bookbinding, which involves sewing together single sheets of paper.
6-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [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! 

"Understanding Addiction and Pathways to Recovery": University of Michigan Addiction Center.

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In honor of National Recovery Month, please join us for a special presentation:
Understanding Addiction and Pathways to Recovery
Presented by Jonathan Morrow, M.D., Ph.D.
This talk will provide up-to-date information for people and their loved ones struggling with addiction.
Rachel Upjohn Building, 4250 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734-232-3352. addictioncenter@med.umich.edu http://ummentalhealth.info/events/view/?eid=LXYEowtyaI [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Needlepoint Group: Brewed Awakenings Cafe.

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All invited to bring needlepoint projects to work on.
6:30 p.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., ste. M, Saline. Free. 681-0078. [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 p.m.  Free! 

"Heartfulness Meditation": Saline District Library.

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Guided meditation exercises for adults.
6:30-8 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 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]



 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Freedom Riders": Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Stanley Nelson, 2010). Documentary about the black and white civil rights activists who risked their lives in the summer of 1961 journeying together on buses and trains throughout the South, deliberately violating Jim Crow laws. Discussion follows with representatives from the U-M Community Scholars program.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m. 

"Fahrenheit 11/9": State Theatre.

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(Michael Moore, 2018). Documentary exploring social unrest since Donald Trump's rise to power.
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.


 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]



 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Nerd Nite Ann Arbor": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Popular monthly event featuring several speakers TBA (at annarbor.nerdnite.com) who give fun yet informative talks, 18-21 minutes long, about things that interest them, everything from nanoparticles to the science of the Simpsons and the genealogy of Godzilla.

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7-9:30 p.m. or later (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Live, 102 S. First. Free.. 327-4555. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. 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 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]



 7-9 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! 

Kim Hunter: Literati Bookstore.

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This Detroit-based writer discusses and reads from The Official Report on Human Activity, his new collection of long stories that range from a surreal tale of a factory worker who gives birth to a small black elephant, to a story about a nerdy black teen's summer away from home. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Age-ing and Sage-ing: Claiming Your Wise Elder": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Local energy healer Lucinda Kurtz and Fair Food Network president Oran Hesterman discuss how seniors can use their life experiences to stay active in their community.
7 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Criminal Justice in Michigan: Directions for Change": Friends of Restorative Justice.

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Talk by state House representative Dave LaGrand, a former Kent County assistant prosecutor. Followed by a panel discussion with Dispute Resolution Center director Belinda Dulin, Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office corrections commander Eric Kunath, ACLU attorney Mark Fancher, and Decarceration Nation podcast host Joshua Hoe. Q&A.
7 p.m., Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw. Free. lroot@umich.edu. [map]



 7:15 p.m. 

"Life Itself": Michigan Theater.

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(Dan Fogelman, 2018). Multigenerational family drama about the dangers and joys of everyday life. Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening.
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]


 7:30 & 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]


 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs., Sept.-May. 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. 

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. 

"A Little Night Music": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 20-Oct. 14. This local professional theater company performs this sophisticated Tony Award-winning 1973 musical comedy, adapted from Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night. The story concerns 3 mismatched couples, each of whom finally ends up with the right partner as they discover their true desires during a weekend together in the country. Stephen Sondheim's memorable and enchanting waltz-filled score includes "Send In the Clowns," "A Weekend in the Country," "Later," and other favorites.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Thurs.; $36 (seniors, $34; youth & groups of 10 or more, $32) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $34 (seniors, $32; youth & groups of 10 or more, $30) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Digimon Adventure Tri. 6: Future": Fathom Events.

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(Akiyoshi Hongo, 2018). Finale of this anime adventure series about monsters living in a digital world.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 973-8424. [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. 

"Diva Royale": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 20-Dec. 29. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Jeff Daniels' new comedy about 3 Midwestern stay-at-home moms who plan a trip to NYC to see Celine Dion, but things go awry in hilarious fashion as soon as they get on the plane.
3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]


 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 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.


 9 p.m.  Free! 

Tower Inn Quintet- Live Jazz!.

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Come to Tower and listen to The Tower Inn Quintet. Drink, eat, and listen to some live jazz! Ingrid Racine, voice & trumpet;
Keith Kaminski, woodwinds; Andy Peck, horn; Mark Pappas, keyboard; Scott Kretzer, drums
Tower Inn Cafe, 701 Cross St, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 487-4000. cmarsh15@emich.edu [map]



 9:30 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]


 10-11:59 p.m. 

Beartrap.

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Beartrap is a "leaderless" quintet based in Southeastern Michigan. The group features Jason Didia & Tristan Cappel on woodwinds, David Dunham on guitar/electronics, Jeff Cuny on Bass, and Stuart Lyons on Drums. The band's focus is on original composition and improvisation. Many new works will be premiered on this night!
Canterbury House, 721 E. Huron. $5 (students/seniors)/$10 (general). (734) 665-0606. https://www.facebook.com/events/252285582294056/?active_tab=about [map]




 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Canterbury House: Beartrap

Beartrap is a "leaderless" quintet based in Southeastern Michigan. The group features Jason Didia & Tristan Cappel on woodwinds, David Dunham on guitar/electronics, Jeff Cuny on bass, and Stuart Lyons on drums. The band's focus is on original composition and improvisation. Many new works premiered tonight. [venue info]

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]

Elks Lodge: "Hip-Hop Open Mike."

All hip-hop artists invited. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Slice

East Lansing pop dance quartet. [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: Weekend Comeback

Pop-rock, Motown, and country party band. [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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