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Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 20, 2018

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 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.

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads. Call if it's raining or the temperatures are below 50.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, 10101 Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 663-5060. [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. [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., 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 [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 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Mar. 14, May 2, & June 13. CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 11:30 a.m. 

"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.
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 [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. [map]

 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs., except May 27. 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 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. [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. [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. [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. [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.

 2:30-4:30 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. [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)., 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)., 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)., 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)., 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)., 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)., 668-TIME.

 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
- 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. [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 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:
SPARK Innovation Center, 330 E. Liberty, Lower Level. Free. [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! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate-paced 25-mile ride and a slow-paced ride, 13-16 miles, both on the B2B Trail. Now in its 42nd year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
5:30 p.m. sharp, meet at B2B Trailhead at Mill Creek Park on Jeffords St. between Alpine & Forrest, Dexter. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [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. 

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.

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. [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., 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! 

"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]

 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)., 668-TIME.

 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

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

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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. [map]

 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Popular monthly series of fun, informative talks on everything from nanoparticles to the science of the Simpsons and the genealogy of Godzilla. Speakers TBA at

7-9:30 p.m. or later (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), LIVE, 102 S. First. Free.. 327-4555. [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. [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. [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)., 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)., 668-TIME. [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., (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 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 and at the door. 973-8424. [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 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, by phone, & at the door., (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 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)., 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. [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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 10-11:59 p.m. 


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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. [map]


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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]

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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