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Calendar of Events

Monday, September 24, 2018

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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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

 9:30 - 11 a.m. 

"Computerized Investing: Asset Allocation and Mutual Funds": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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We expect to improve your overall investment knowledge as well as your investing strategies as we present methods of using various investment options. Join us for open discussion of the value of asset allocation, types of mutual funds, types of financial advisors, questions to ask your financial advisor, and ways to examine your current portfolio.
We will make extensive use of information from web-based resources. Dale is a retired research professor and Bob is a director and current Vice-President of the SE Michigan Chapter of Better Investing.
This Study Group led by Dale Brandenburg and Bob Shaw will run Mondays 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. September 24 - October 29. No class on October 22.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $30. 734-998-9351. [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. [map]

 10-11:30 a.m. 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Sept. 10-Dec. 10. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join).; 665-9271. [map]

 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. except Sept. 3 Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Sept. 3), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.

 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Hora de Cuento: Spanish/English Story Time": Nicola's Books.

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Bilingual storytime for preschoolers.
10:30 a.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.

 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. except. Sept. 3. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations, see listing. Free. 327-4200.

 Noon  Free! 

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

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

 3, 6, & 9 p.m. 

"Crazy Rich Asians": State Theatre.

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Rom-com about a native New Yorker who discovers that her longtime boyfriend is actually the scion of a wealthy family and one of Singapore's most eligible bachelors.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME.

 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Spanish for Beginners: OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Participants will learn basic vocabulary and some elementary grammar to carry on a conversation. Participants should purchase Living Language Spanish Beginner Course available on Repeat students are welcome.
This study group will meet Mondays, 3-4:30, from September 24 - November 26. Instructor Jennie Lieberman, a native Spanish speaker who was born in Cuba, has extensive tutoring experience.
Community Health Services Building, Suite A2, 2025 Traverwood Drive (behind/North of Turner Senior Resource Center. $40. (734) 998-9351. [map]

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Movies and Munchies": Saline District Library.

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Sept. 24 & Oct. 29. All teens invited to eat treats and watch films. Sept. 24: Black Panther, Ryan Coogler's 2018 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character. Oct. 29: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail's 2018 animation about a band of teen superheroes.
3-5 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; Preregistration requested. 429-5450. [map]

 3:15, 6:45, & 9:15 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.

 3:30, 6:30, & 9:30 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.

 3:45 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Mandy": State Theatre.

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(Panos Cosmatos, 2018). Nicholas Cage stars as a broken man hunting down a cult leader who kidnapped and murdered his girlfriend.
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, & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Wife": Michigan Theater.

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(Björn Runge, 2018). Drama about the self-effacing wife of the Great American Novelist who reaches her breaking point when he's awarded the Nobel Prize. Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"LGBTQ Rights in Poland and the EU: Legal and Social Perspective": U-M Donia Human Rights Center Lecture.

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Talk by Polish human rights lawyer Krzysztof Śmiszek.
4-5:30 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 615-8482. [map]

 4, 6:30 ,& 9:15 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]

 4:15 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Love, Gilda": Michigan Theater.

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(Lisa D'Apolito, 2018). Documentary about the late comedy legend Gilda Radner.
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]

 4:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Kaleidoscope": Saline District Library.

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Sept. 24 & Nov. 13. Stories and crafts for kids in grades 1-5. Activities include "Fall Yarn Painting" (Sept. 24) and "Clink, Clank, Clunk: Make Your Own Rad Recycled Robot" (Nov. 13).
4:15-5:15 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [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 & 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Social Security - Timing is Everything": Ann Arbor Group - Thrivent Financial.

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Making the most of Social Security is all about timing. When is the best time to apply for benefits … the best time to stop working … the best time to take withdrawals from 401(k)s and IRAs? Learn how you can determine the timing that's right for you.
Joins us at 5:00pm OR 7:00pm. Dinner will be served.
RSVP at 734-369-3178 or
No products will be sold at this event. For more information visit 27764-3FB
La Piazza at Mediterrano, 2900 S State St. Free. 734-369-3178. [map]

 5:15 & 6:15 p.m. 

Music Classes for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: Eastern Michigan University Community Music Academy.

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These weekly classes will immerse young children (ages birth through 5 years) in a rich musical environment and provide a variety of experiences designed to expand musical understanding and skills in an active and playful way. Class activities include singing and chanting, moving to music (including use of props such as bean bags, scarves, and streamers), playing assorted small percussion instruments, pattern instruction, and imaginative musical play. Children attend with a parent/caregiver, who participates alongside the child.
Fall session begins September 22.
Classes for infants/toddlers are held on Mondays at 5:15pm (birth-3 yr.), Saturdays at 9am (birth-18 mo.), and Saturdays at 10am (18 mo.-3 yr.).
Classes for preschool/kindergarten (3-5 yr.) are held on Mondays at 6:15pm and Saturdays at 11am.
Cost is $115 for 8 classes. Register by September 14 for an Early Bird Discount of $10 off!
See our website for more info and registration:
Eastern Michigan University, 213 Alexander Music Building, Ypsilanti. $115 for eight 45-minute classes. 734-487-6935. [map]

 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Diabetes Prevention Program: National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

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Prediabetes is a serious health condition that affects over 2.6 million Michiganders (more than 1 in 3) and often leads to type 2 diabetes. People with prediabetes often have no symptoms.
Prevent diabetes with the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) from the Diabetes Prevention Center, a division of the National Kidney Foundation of MI. Participants will be part of a small, supportive group led by a trained lifestyle coach. You'll learn about healthier eating habits, ways to be more physically active and other behavior changes over the course of 16 weekly one-hour sessions. The group will continue meeting monthly, completing a full year of the Diabetes Prevention Program.

The evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program is designed for adults of any age with prediabetes or at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Michigan Medicine - Ypsilanti Health Center, 200 Arnet St., #200, Ypsilanti. Fee based on income.. 800-482-1455. [map]

 6-9 p.m. 

"Workshop: Intro to SolidWorks (3D CAD)": TinkerTech.

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Have you used TinkerCAD or Google Sketchup before and want to take your 3D modeling to the next level? Are you new to 3D design, but want to get started with the the best tools out there? Then this workshop is for you.
SolidWorks is a powerful parametric solid modeling program that allows for the creation of designs for fabrication with 3D printers, laser cutters, and other CNC (computer numerical controlled) tools.
By the end of this workshop, you'll understand basic construction tools, model design workflow, how to export your work for use with other software, and the power of parametric design.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $90. 7347078019. KRISTY@TINKERTECH.IO [map]

 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Beach Art": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project using sea shells and beach glass for grade 3-adult.
6-8 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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

 6:15 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.

 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Knits & Crochets.

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All invited for informal socializing and to share tips while working on their projects.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL McKune Room (if available), 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. To confirm location, contact Mary Budzinski at or 846-3826. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"Fatally Yours Noir Film Series": Michigan Theater.

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Sept. 21: "The Lady from Shanghai" (Orson Welles, 1947). Perverse murder mystery tangled with a love triangle, culminating in the famous "hall of mirrors" scene. Rita Hayworth, Everett Sloan, Orson Welles. TCM Noir Alley host Eddie Muller hosts a post-film Q&A. 7 p.m.

Sept. 24: "Double Indemnity" (Billy Wilder, 1944). Classic thriller about a brassy lady and an insurance salesman who try to pull off the perfect murder. Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Edward G. Robinson. 7 p.m.

Oct. 1: "Mildred Pierce" (Billy Wilder, 1944). (Michael Curtiz, 1945). Joan Crawford won her only Oscar in this drama about a mother whose personal sacrifices to give her spoiled daughter a perfect life result in heartbreak. 7 p.m.

Oct. 8: "Laura" (Otto Preminger, 1944). A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating. Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews. 7 p.m.

Oct. 15: "Gun Crazy" (Joseph H. Lewis, 1950). A WWII vet and a carnival sharpshooter, both obsessed with guns, fall in love and go on a crime spree. John Dall, Peggy Cummins. 7 p.m.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8)., 668-TIME. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Washtenaw Climate Reality": Mary Garton.

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Our mission is to support action to combat the climate crisis so we can make the transition to a clean energy economy and protect the welfare of the planet and its citizens. Members can network with other climate activists, recruit additional volunteers, take local action, and become a force for climate solutions in their community. The Climate Reality Project and this local group will offer resources, materials, and training to help you become a better advocate and climate educator.
meetings are held the last Monday of each month
Ann Arbor District Libary, Downtown, 3rd floor meeting space,, 343 S 5th Avenue. Free. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Do the Roots of Psychopathy Lie in Early Childhood?": U-M Psychology Community Talk.

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Talk by U-M psychology professor Luke Hyde.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: Hooking a Reader": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal. For all fiction & nonfiction writers grade 6-adult. Also, Kourvo & Neal host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects at 7 p.m. on Sept. 24.
7-8:45 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Folk Song Sing-Along: Special Earth Day Edition."

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Lori Fithian and Jean Chorazyczewski lead a family-oriented sing-along that today includes singing love songs to the Earth. Bring guitars, ukuleles, and other instruments if you'd like to jam along. Lyrics and chords are projected for singers and strummers.
7 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 426-7818. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Now & Again: Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers": Literati Bookstore.

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Chef and bestselling writer Julia Turshen discusses her new cookbook with Lady of the House (Detroit) chef Kate Williams and journalist Ashley Woods. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Wool Gathering": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Sept. 4, 10, & 24. All grade 6-adult invited to bring their knitting & crochet projects and interact with fellow crafters. Other fiber-based artists welcome.
1-3 p.m., AADL Westgate (Sept. 4) and 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab (Sept. 10 & 24). Free. 327-4200. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Ingrid Laubrock, Stephan Crump, and Cory Smythe: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Acclaimed German saxophonist Laubrock leads bassist Crump and classical pianist Smythe--both rising NYC musicians--in avant-jazz improvisations. Their 2017 debut, Planktonic Finales, "demonstrate[s] deep listening and keen interaction where nothing is off limits," writes AllAboutJazz critic John Sharpe. "There's a chamber sensibility inherent in the instrumentation, and the overall feel is intimate and for the most part introspective, with at times as much silence as sound."
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$25 (students, $10) at Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Canterbury House: Phil Schurger Quartet

Chicago jazz fusion ensemble led by guitarist Schurger and featuring alto saxophonist Greg Ward. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Jazz Manouche

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1030s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarist Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and violinist Jordan Adema. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Bickley/Kramer/Roe

Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]


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