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Calendar of Events

Monday, October 15, 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.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Open Coworking: Cowork Ann Arbor.

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Local coworking space invites work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, and others to work on their project(s) in a communal setting. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.
Cowork Ann Arbor, 323 S Main St, Suite B. Free. 734-896-1295. info@coworkannarbor.com coworkannarbor.com [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.

Call if temperatures are below 45 degrees.
9 a.m., meet at Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. 717-7567 , 663-5060.


 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]


 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). womenschamberchorus.com; 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 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.


 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.


 Noon-3 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Lunch (reservations required) available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3).
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 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.


 12:30-4 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]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"The Aging Brain: OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This course is based on UM Prof. Thad Polk's Great Courses video series of the same title, which he summarized in last January's Distinguished Lectures presentation. In 12 lectures, Prof. Polk discusses The Aging Mind; What Changes; Strategies for an Aging Memory; Why Don't We Live Forever; Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease; Is Aging a Disease; Parkinson's Disease and Stroke; Aging and Brain Structure; Aging Well; Staying Active; Aging and Brain Function; Diet and Stress; Emotional Aging; and The Science of Immortality. We will view two lectures per session, with time for discussion after each lecture.
Prof. Polk will attend one of the later sessions to answer questions. Instructor Craig Stephan is a retired physicist who has led several OLLI discussion groups. This study group will meet on Mondays, 1-3, from October 15 through November 26.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 West Stadium Boulevard. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-3 p.m. 

Chinese 4: OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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In Chinese 4, students will learn more about the Chinese characters including their history, geography, and cultural references. They will increase their Chinese vocabulary enabling them to carry on simple conversations in Chinese.
This study group will meet Mondays, 1-3, from October 15 - December 17. Instructor Angela Yang retired from medical research at UM. She also taught at an Ann Arbor Chinese school.
Bank of Ann Arbor, 2601 Plymouth Road. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Updated ADA Information: Assistive Animals and Emotional Support Animals": U-M Library.

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Panel discussion with U-M Office for Institutional Equity disability coordinator Christina Kline, U-M associate general counsel Jack Bernard, and U-M Housing Accommodations representative Randi Johnson. A similar panel takes place Oct. 29 at the Ann Arbor District Library (see listing).
1 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-8994. [map]


 3, 6:30, & 8:45 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.


 3:15, 6:15, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Crazy Rich Asians": State Theatre.

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Rom-com about a native New Yorker who discovers that her longtime boyfriend is actually the scion of a wealthy family and one of Singapore's most eligible bachelors.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:30, 6, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Colette": Michigan Theater.

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(Wash Westmoreland, 2018). Biopic about this French author, who rebelled against gender norms after the novels she was coerced to publish under her husband's name were successful. Keira Knightley, Dominic West.
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]


 3:30 & 9:15 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]


 3:45 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.


 3:45, 6, & 9 p.m. 

"First Man": Michigan Theater.

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(Damien Chazelle, 2018). Biopic about astronaut Neil Armstrong. Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy.
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, & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Old Man & the Gun": Michigan Theater.

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(David Lowery, 2018). Drama based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, who at age 70 escaped from San Quentin prison and committed a series of heists that confounded authorities. Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek.
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]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

The Washtenaw County Community Opioid Summit: Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project.

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Much has been done in Washtenaw County to address the opioid epidemic, yet the death toll continues to rise. Multiple factors including opioid misuse, limited treatment resources/access and gaps in provider knowledge contribute to this problem. This summit will bring together addiction professionals, providers and the community to educate, increase awareness, destigmatize and explore community driven solutions to make an impact on opioid misuse and overdose in Washtenaw County. Food and refreshments will be provided at this session. Please register with us so we can prepare accordingly: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-washtenaw-county-community-opioid-summit-tickets-49495219534
Washtenaw Community College - Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Free. gpowers@umich.edu https://www.whiopioidproject.org/ [map]



 5:30-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Contemporary Poland Fighting for Democracy": U-M Annual Copernicus Lecture.

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Talk by Barbara Nowacka, the former leader of Poland's United Left coalition.
5:30-7 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 5:45 p.m. 

"Suspension-Extension Coyopa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Yoga--unlike other yoga class you've taken before. This class uses straps (similar to TRX) to stretch muscles that can be difficult to stretch in other exercises. The straps are used to help balance and stretch deeper (and safely) into yoga postures. Usually you will feel the stretches in your tighter/weakest muscles first. Your first couple classes may be intense, but if you continue to come to this class, you will notice big changes! This class can help build strength, relieve pain, release tension, increase flexibility, and prevent injury. Come join us Monday nights at 5:45pm. The studio will be heated for this class, so bring a water bottle. Your first class at the studio is free!
Look for the blue door marked #22 with a red buddha on it. We are in the same parking lot as the Yellow Barn.
More information at www.motathaiyoga.com
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (or package prices). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 6-7 p.m. 

"Intro to Static Trapeze": A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze (also known as fixed trapeze) is a circus art performed on the bar and ropes of a trapeze hung from two points in the ceiling.

If you have never "flown" on the static trapeze before, this is the class for you! It is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. This class will repeat the same curriculum each week, focusing on mounting, dismounting, supported inversions, and hollow body position, so you can join at any time. Once you've mastered the basics, you'll be ready to move on to the next class level. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. Use promo code firstflight for $5 off your first class! =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 6 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]



 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]



 6:15 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. 

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! 

Meeting: Washtenaw County Democratic Party Communications Committee.

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Did you know that nearly half of local democratic voters don't vote in the midterm elections? Do you want to join the Blue Wave and help turn out the vote right here in Washtenaw County?
The volunteers in the Communications Committee for the Washtenaw County Democratic Party are looking more copywriters, videographers, graphic designers, web designers and developers, marketing and communication specialists to join us in creating, launching, and maintaining publicity efforts to further community engagement in the democratic process and to get out the vote.
We meet in-person once a month, attendance is not required, and maintain contact via email, Slack, and phone or video conferences.
Email lchisnell@gmail.com for more information, or just join us with your ideas for creative, engaging ways to reach out to your fellow voters in Washtenaw county!
WCDP County Office, 418 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. lchisnell@gmail.com http://www.washtenawdems.org [map]



 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Landscape Lighting": Saline Stone & Thistle Garden Club.

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October 15 - Landscape Lighting
John Cabruzzi, owner of Landscape Lighting, and his top technicians Matthew and Mike have over 20 years of combined experience. Together, they will provide information on long-lasting
Community Room at EHMSS, 440 W. Russell, Saline, MI 48176, Saline. Free. 734-652-6465. stoneandthistlegardenclub@gmail.com http://salinegardenclub.com/ [map]



 6:45 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]


 6:45-9 p.m.  Free! 

Embroiderers' Guild of America.

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Stitchers of all abilities invited to work on their projects together and learn about guild activities. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
6:45-9 p.m., Pittsfield Village Community Bldg., 2220 Pittsfield Blvd. (park on the street, or in the south lot). Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 994-4385. [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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7-8 p.m. 

Intro to Aerial Silks: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, is a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, pose, and movements in the air.
If you have never "flown" on the aerial silks before, this is the class for you! It is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. This class will repeat the same curriculum each week, focusing on basic climb, foot lock, and hollow body position, so you can join at any time. Once you've mastered the basics, you'll be ready to move on to the next class level. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. Use promo code firstflight for $5 off your first class! =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Joe Mazzola: Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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This Detroit artist discusses his work, inspired by mid-century American manufacturing and design, taking old objects, such as speakers and lamps, and reassembling them into artworks.
7 p.m., AAWA Headquarters, 4844 Jackson, ste. 100. Free. annarborwomenartists@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lawrence Joseph: Literati Bookstore.

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This well-known NYC poet (and U-M grad) reads from So Where Are We?, his new collection exploring politics, labor and capital, racism, and war. "His tight, dense, formally consistent, and affectless lyrics state the facts without revealing a subjective stance or emotional involvement," says a Publishers Weekly review. Followed by a discussion with Joseph and local poet Cody Walker. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon., except Oct. 1. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each week begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Oct. 8: "Dr. Danger: What Every Patient Needs to Know." Oct. 15: "Life's Myths: What Really Leads to Happiness." Oct. 22: "If Only: Living with Regret." Oct. 29: "Encountering God: What Ancient Practices Can Teach Us Today."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent (and U-M grad) Mark Leibovich reads from his new book based on a 4-year investigation into the NFL, its owners, recent record profits, and its attempts to use PR "spin" to avoid fully confronting serious issues such as concussions, players' domestic violence arrests, and National Anthem protests.
7-8 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: Children & YA Publishing Panel": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal are joined by a representative from Cherry Lake Press and San Diego-based children's nonfiction writer Virginia Loh-Hagan to discuss how to plan, write, and publish a children's book. From noon-2 p.m., Loh-Hagan discusses literacy strategies for struggling readers (preregistration required at registrations@aadl.org). For adult and teen (grade 6 & up) fiction and nonfiction writers. Also, Kourvo and Neal host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15.
7-8:45 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Improve Your Professional Image Online": Ann Arbor District Library.

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IT professionals Sophia and Senovia Guevara show how to open accounts on Google Scholar, SlideShare, and LinkedIn, and give tips on polishing your professional image on social media.
7-8 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Oct. 1, 15, & 29. All grade 6-adult invited to get basic sewing help with their unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines. Basic sewing instruction available. All welcome to bring their own sewing machines. On Oct. 1, Made By Rae owner Rae Hoekstra demonstrates how to read a pattern. On Oct. 15, local sewing expert Amber Adams-Fall is available to answer questions.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Big Data, E-Commerce & Machine Learning Meetup: Criteo.

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Come join us at our next meetup featuring 2 great speakers. Presentations start at 7PM. Appetizers and drinks will be served!
Jiliang Tang - Assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University
Abstract: Deep Reinforcement Learning (DRL) is able to automatically learn the optimal recommendation strategies by capturing real-time users' feedback and maximizing the expected long-term cumulative benefit from users.In this talk, Prof. Tang will delineate challenges of adopting DRL to recommendations.
David Haubenstricker - Staff Data Engineer at Criteo
Abstract: Big-data Spark applications quickly grow to become nearly unreadable and untestable. This presentation will show some simple patterns that will take a whiteboard diagram of a complex process and convert it to readable Spark code, complete with unit tests. Spark experience not necessary. Many of the patterns have application beyond Spark programming.
Criteo, 523 S MAIN STREET, C. Free. m.wellman@criteo.com https://www.meetup.com/Criteo-Labs-Tech-Talks-Ann-Arbor/events/255194475/ [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Orchestra Concert: Huron High School.

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Timothy Krohn directs PHS orchestras in Handel's Concerto Grosso no. 4 in A minor, Bach's Vor deinen Thron, Piazolla's thrilling Libertango, Percy Fletcher's Folk Tune, 2 South American tangos, Mozart's Adagio and Fugue in C minro, William Grant Still's Danzas de Panama: Cumbia y Congo, and Holsinger's On a Hymn Song of Philip Bliss (dedicated to the late senator John McCain).
7:30 p.m., HHS Meyers Auditorium, 2727 Fuller. Free. 994-9463. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Stamp Auction: Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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Auction of club-owned U.S. & foreign stamps and collector supplies.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free admission. harwin@umich.edu, 761-5859. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Factors Influencing the Distribution of Natural Communities in Michigan": Michigan Botanical Club.

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Talk by U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens native plants curator Michael Kost.
7:30 p.m., Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Megan Slankard, Alex Wong, Chris Dupont, & Anne Heaton: The Ark.

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In-the-round performances by San Francisco indie rock singer-songwriter Slankard, Brooklyn-based chamber pop singer-songwriter Wong, local folk-rock singer-songwriter Dupont, and Heaton, a recent local transplant from NYC who's pop-folk singer-songwriter and pianist who cites Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos, and the Indigo Girls as her main influences.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 8:30 p.m. 

"Esperus: The Janitor": Dreamland Theater.

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Olympia-based String & Shadow Puppet Theater performs its family-friendly 45-minute puppet show about a janitor at a huge corporation who must save the world from CEOs trying to destroy it to make room for a creepy tech future. Audience participation.
8:30 p.m., Dreamland, 26 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. $10 suggested donation. 657-2337. [map]


 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: Omar Aragones

Detroit electronic R&B and soul singer-songwriter. [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 Paul Keller Orchestra

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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