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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 9, 2018






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
8 a.m. (9 a.m. in Sept.), Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

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

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


 9:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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


 9:30 a.m. 

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

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


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. except Oct. 8. 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. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Oct. 8), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. except Oct. 8. 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 (except Oct. 8), see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"How Legal 'Ethics' Kept an Innocent Man in Prison for 26 Years": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by former Detroit News investigative journalist Berl Falbaum, whose new book, Justice Failed, is co-authored with Alton Logan, who was falsely convicted for the 1982 murder of a security guard. Second in a series of 10 monthly lectures.
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 for the 10-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Thyme for Carnivorous Plants and Their Care": Good Thyme Garden Club.

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Talk by carnivorous plant connoisseur Lynn Easton. Also, a bargain sale of plants and seeds.
10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 730-2947. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
9:30-10:15 & 10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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Every Tues. except Oct. 16. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served. Oct. 2: College of Idaho Chinese history professor Jeff Snyder-Reinke on "Spatializing Infant Burial in Qing China." Oct. 9: University of Utah philosophy professor Eric Hutton on "Plato, Through Confucian Eyes." Oct. 23: University of California-Davis modern Chinese literature professor Xiaomei Chen on "Why Bother?: The Place of Socialist Propaganda Theater in China." Oct. 30: U-M Center for Chinese Studies postdoc Elizabeth Berger on "Resource Diversification and Resilience: The Bioarchaeology of Bronze Age Northwest China."
Noon-1 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Eating Cheese in the Carolingian Empire": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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Talk by U-M Humanities Institute postdoc Noah Blan, a specialist in Charlemagne's ambitious project to transform his realm from a rural wilderness into a garden of curated plants, animals, and people. Q&A.
12:30-1:30 p.m., Osterman common room #1022, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m. 

"Introduction to Home Computing": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Lectures and demonstrations of interest to computing beginners. Topics: history of computing, purchase advice, uses of a home computer, tips and advice, Q&A, and demonstrations of Windows 10.
Instructor is a tutor at the Turner Senior Resource Center and has been a computer hobbyist for over 35 years.
This Study Group led by Gordon Totty will be held Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. October 9 - October 16.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $15. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Coloring for Adults": Saline District Library.

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All adults invited to color while listening to music. Supplies provided.
1-2:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration requested. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Wool Gathering": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Oct. 2, 9, 16, 22 & 30. 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 (Oct. 2, 9, 16, & 30) and 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab (Oct. 22). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Tutoring: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.

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


 2 & 7 p.m. 

"Bullitt": Fathom Events.

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(Peter Yates, 1968). Steve McQueen plays a tough cop determined to find the gangster who killed a witness he was protecting.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 3-5 p.m. 

"The Mystery Authors Book Club: OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Mystery lovers, looking for new authors to read? Each month this group selects an author and you are free to read any book or books of your choice from that author's repertoire. Then, the following month we discuss that author's ideas and writing techniques to learn how they are applied across his/her books. We will also talk about what we liked or disliked about the book or books we read. Please read any book by Louise Penny for the first session.
This study group will meet Tuesdays, 3:30-5, on October 9, Novembr 13, December 11, January 8, and February 12. Instructor: Sydney Kaufman
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $30. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3, 6:15, & 9:30 p.m. 

"A Star is Born": State Theatre.

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(Bradley Cooper, 2018). A remake of the iconic tragic story of a film star who helps a young singer-actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism damage his career. Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper.
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 p.m.  Free! 

"Anime Afternoons": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to watch new and classic anime shows. Sushi & other Japanese snacks.
3-4:15 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 3:15, 6:30, & 9:45 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.


 3:30 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Blaze": State Theatre.

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(Ethan Hawke, 2018). Biopic about Texas country songwriting legend Blaze Foley.
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 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.


 4-7 p.m. 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Emory Upton: Civil War Hero & Army Reformer": U-M Clements Library.

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Talk by WCC history instructor David Fitzpatrick.
4 p.m., U-M Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw. Free. 764-5864. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Skeletons in Our Closets": U-M Special Collections Library.

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Display of the library's materials on witchcraft, ghosts, and contacting the dead.
4-7 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library 6th floor, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-1746.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Concept of a Universal Humanity, Social Justice and National Individuality in Modern Jewish Thought": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Lecture by Schechter Institutes Jewish philosophy professor Yossi Turner.
4 p.m., 2022 Thayer Bldg., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-9047. [map]



 4:15 & 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Pick of the Litter": Michigan Theater.

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(Dana Nachman, 2018). Documentary following a litter of puppies as they are trained to become guide dogs for the blind.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Song of Dissent and Democracy: 'March for the Beloved' and the Politics of Resistance in South Korea": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies.

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Indiana University East Asian languages professor Susan Hwang discusses the group of Korean writers, labor activists, and musicians who, in 1982, clandestinely performed and recorded a song to commemorate civilians massacred by the military in 1980.
4:30 p.m., 120 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-1825. [map]


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Crisis at the Border: Shifting Policy in a Country of Immigrants": U-M Wallace House.

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Panel discussion with broadcast journalist María Elena Salinas--dubbed "the voice of Hispanic America" by the New York Times--and Pulitzer Prize-winning ProPublica senior reporter Ginger Thompson, San Antonio Express-News reporter Aaron Nelsen, and U-M public policy professor Ann Lin.
4:30 p.m., Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State. Free. 764-3490. [map]


 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except Oct. 5, 15, 16, & 24) and Oct. 6 & 13. 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.
4:45 p.m. (except Sat. game days, 7 a.m.), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582.


 5:30-7 p.m. 

"Chemistry: More than Just a Magic Trick - OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Do you ever wonder about the science behind the making of your favorite libation? Or how about the process that is used to make your favorite fragrance? And what about all the plastic we use in our daily lives? If so, your queries can all be answered through chemistry and this course will focus on the magical chemical processes behind the making of beer and wine, the production of food and artificial flavors and the generation of plastics. Come join us to learn how to think like chemists as we discuss these topics and any others you might have in mind!
As graduate students working towards our Ph.D. in organic chemistry, Instructors Ellen Aguilera and Elizabeth Meucci share a passion for science and look forward to sharing our "magic tricks" with you! This study group will meet on Tuesdays, 5:30-7, from October 9 through November 27.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do: Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, 2-part series. Part 1 provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part 2 has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when teen substance use is suspected, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part 2 ends with adults and teens hearing a talk by a young person in recovery from a substance use disorder. The series is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the WISD/LESA Health Educators' Learning Network (supporting and advocating for Whole School, Whole Community, and the Whole Child Approach-WSCC,) and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. The series is inclusive of parents/guardians, teens, other family members, professionals and students - all are welcome. Registration is not required.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Exhibition Room, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

What's On Your Ballot?: LWV-Ann Arbor Area, Michigan LWV, area libraries.

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2018 State ballot proposals: Pro and Con
This educational public forum will present information on all of the statewide November ballot proposals. This is a public event and all are welcome.
Wed, 9/26 (7pm) at Chelsea Library (221 S Main St., Chelsea)
Mon, 10/1 (7 pm) at AADL Downtown (343 S 5th Ave, Ann Arbor)
Wed, 10/3 (7 pm) at AADL Westgate (2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor)
Tues,10/9(6 pm) at Howell Carnegie Library(314 W Grand River, Howell)
Thur 10/11 (7 pm) at Ypsi Dist Library (5577 Whittaker Rd, Ypsi)
Mon 10/15 (6 pm) at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsi (76 N Huron, Ypsi)
Area libraries, 343 S 5th Ave. Free. publicity@lwvannarbor.org LWVannarbor.org [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

Ypsilanti Mayoral Candidate Forum: League of Women Voters, Ann Arbor Area.

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Four candidates are running to be the next mayor of Ypsilanti: Beth Bashert, Anne Brown (write-in), Mickelia Tate, and Adrienne Hirschfelder. Candidates will respond to questions from both the moderator and the audience.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. publicity@lwvannarbor.org [map]



 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 marybudz@me.com or 846-3826. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to play in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive; Fri., 6:30 p.m., casual), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), and Booster Draft (Fri. 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m., competitive) decks. Bring your own cards for casual tournaments. Also, the 2-person card game Netrunner (free) at 6 p.m. on Mondays.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive & booster draft), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Do Bees Really Need Antibiotics?": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Talk by local beekeeping expert Richard Mendel.
6:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. A2B2club@gmail.com. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to decorate a small pumpkin using paint and other craft materials. Materials provided.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL McKune Rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 6:45 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 6:45 & 9 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Alternative Medicine": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A roundtable discussion at the boundaries of the medical sciences.
Readings to consider:
"The placebo effect in alternative medicine"
"The use of complementary and alternative medicine in pediatrics"
"Efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine therapies in relieving cancer pain: a systematic review"
"Trends in the use of complementary health approaches among adults: United States, 2002-2012"
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings, please contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/018-alternative-medicine/.
Be mindful at the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group [map]



 7 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Form: Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Students Practice SUN SHEN Basic Tai-Chi Form

In this class, you will build a solid foundation in Tai-Chi principles in an intimate setting, with guidance and personal adjustment in the SUN SHEN 35 Form from accomplished instructors. As you learn the sequence and details of the Form, you will experience the calm, effortless power that comes from relaxed focus. Classes are held Monday at 6pm, and Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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


 7 p.m. 

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

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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


 7pm  Free! 

Monthly Go-Tech Meeting: Maker Works.

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Join us for this self-proclaimed "geek show-and-tell." Makers present their creations!
We have people interested in a wide scope of topics and endeavors. Programming, robots, machining, welding, artistic creations, metal casting, anything being built. Pretty much anything someone is "Making" is welcome at a Go-Tech meeting.
Also, if you have a problem with your project ask for help and the brain trust of Go-Tech will amaze you with solutions to difficulties you haven't even explored yet. This is an open group. All are welcome and especially young makers are encouraged to bring in a project to show off.
Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 7342224911. frontdesk@maker-works http://www.maker-works.com [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

New Horizons Band Rehearsal.

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


 7 p.m. 

The Whiffenpoofs: Zion Lutheran Church.

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Performance by this well-known, longstanding Yale University men's a cappella choir.
7 p.m., Zion, 1501 W. Liberty. $10. 662-1679. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Bluegrass Jam": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Oct. 9 & 23. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass and bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5 fee to cover building rental. a2bluegrass.com, 794-6250. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Joy in Tigertown: A Determined Team, a Resilient City, and Our Magical Run to the 1968 World Series": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Mickey Lolich (the 1968 World Series MVP) and longtime Detroit News Tigers beat writer Tom Gage read from their new book based on interviews with players and personnel.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Permaculture Futures: Our Next Best Steps": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local certified permaculture instructors Bridget O'Brien and Charlie Brennan discuss how to address future challenges to permaculture practices.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Postpartum Depression: What You Don't Expect When You're Expecting": Ann Arbor District Library Bright Nights Community Forum.

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Talk by Michigan Medicine psychiatry resident Samantha Shaw. Followed by a panel discussion with Michigan Medicine social worker Lisa Anderson and U-M psychiatry professor emerita Monica Starkman.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local morris dancers lead an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. Food & drinks available.
7-10 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"X: A Novel": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Oct. 2 & 9. All invited to discuss this YA novel, a fictionalized account of Malcolm X's early life, co-written by his daughter. Register at the Senior Center for a free copy of the book. Also, potluck discussions (bring a dish to pass) of the book on Oct. 5 & 12, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
7-8:30 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 794-6250. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Jeff Goodell's 2017 book.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157.


 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.  Free! 

Kristin von der Goltz: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by this well-known German-Norwegian cellist who's known for Baroque repertoire. Program TBA.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Teiku feat John Lindberg.

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This group features:
John Lindberg on bass (New York String Trio, Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton);Will McEvoy - Bass; Josh Harlow - Keyboard; Jonathan Taylor - Drums; Peter Formanek - Reeds
Tickets at $ 10 can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teiku-featuring-john-lindberg-at-ziggys-ypsilanti-tickets-50806509638
See full event description at: https://www.facebook.com/events/244994529693646/
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $10. 734-221-3961. https://www.facebook.com/events/244994529693646/ [map]


 8 p.m. 

The Western Den: The Ark.

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Alternative pop-folk ensemble led by Berklee College of Music (Boston) students Deni Hlavinka and Chris West, a singer-songwriter duo known for their ethereal vocal harmonies.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 (members, free at the door only) in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 p.m. 

"Welcome to Night Vale: A Spy in the Desert": Live Nation.

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Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor are joined by other radio actors in a live podcast for their wildly popular Night Vale series set in a small desert town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are commonplace. Tonight's show is a John le Carré-type spy thriller that Cranor describes as "a story about secrets, what we do with them and what we value in them, as well as a fun spy caper about tracking down a master of disguise."
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $29.50 in advance at ticketmaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets, & at the door. (800) 745-3000. [map]


 9:15 p.m. 

"The Big House": Michigan Theater.

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(multiple directors, 2017). Documentary about Michigan Stadium.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $7. michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 10:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Canterbury House: Juarez-Lee-Alvarez

Local jazz trio that cites Sonny Rollins and Joe Hendersoon among its influences. With saxophonist Kenji Lee, bassist Brian Juarez, and drummer David Alvarez III. [venue info]

Club Above: Open Mike

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

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Anything Goes Open Stage."

All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. His latest CD, Big Car Town, is a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: James Cherewick

Veteran Ypsilanti postpunk rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Unkle Lay Lee's Moonshine All-Stars

An eclectic mix of music in various genres by this Milan strings & more quintet. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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