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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 16, 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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Every Tues. & Wed. Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
9 a.m. (10 a.m. in Nov.), 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 a.m. 

Preschool Pumpkin Hunt: Saline Parks & Recreation.

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Preschoolers invited to search for a pumpkin and then decorate it to take home. Also, story time and a snack. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera.
10 a.m., Saline Rec Center, 1866 Woodland Dr. E., Saline. $8 in advance by Oct. 2; $10 after Oct. 2; $12 (if available) at the door. 429-3502. [map]


 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. except Dec. 25. 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 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Self-Guided Fall Color & Sandhill Crane Tour"

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Maps for the best fall color routes and crane viewing areas are available at the Discovery Center desk. Also, on-request showings of The Sandhill Crane Story.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Tues.-Sat.) & Noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Free. Space limited; preregistration required. $11 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Nov. 20 & 27 and Dec. 4, 11, 15, & 18.. 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., except Nov. 20, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 5, & Mar. 12 Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
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. except Dec. 25. 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]


 11:30 a.m. 

Chuck Underwood: U-M Margaret Waterman Alumnae Town Hall Celebrity Lecture Series.

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Talk by this scholar and host of the PBS series America's Generations that details differences between the Silent, Boomer, Gen X, and Millennial generations.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $45 (members, free). jill@thefairchilds.net, 417-0816. [map]



 Noon-8 p.m.  Free! 

"My Lai Memorial Exhibit": Veterans For Peace Chapter 93.

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Traveling exhibit on the 50th anniversary of the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam war The 40-panel exhibition includes photos, printed memories of survivors and interactive stations. Held at the University of Michigan Wesley Foundation (First United Methodist Church building). More information at www.vfp93.org.
Wesley Foundation, 602 East Huron Street. Free. 734-487-9058. wolverbob@gmail.com www.vfp93.org [map]



 12-6 p.m.  Free! 

Clay Gallery on Exhibit @ Yourist Studio Gallery: Clay Gallery/Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Remember the Clay Gallery that you knew and loved? Celebrate its return at Yourist Studio Gallery in a special Clay Gallery on Exhibit pop-up show beginning October 16.
Opening Reception
Friday, October 19
5:00 to 8:00 pm
The exhibit runs from
October 16-November 16
Reconnect with your favorite Clay Gallery artists and discover an outstanding selection of their latest works, from beautiful functional ware like plates, bowls, cups, and teapots to stunning decorative works like animal figures, tiles, sculptures, and wall pieces.
"We are excited to share the many pathways each of us has been exploring in clay since the closing
of our 30 year cooperative gallery in Downtown Ann Arbor."
Participating Clay Gallery artists include Royce Disbrow, Craig Hinshaw, Shirley Knudsvig, Yiu-Keung Lee, Brigit Macomber, Susanne Stephenson, Kris Stewart, Joe Szutz, Debbie Thompson, Shirley White-Black, and Donna Williams.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. kay@youristpottery.com http://www.youristpottery.com/ [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]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Bathhouse Reading Series: EMU English Department.

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Poetry readings by NYC-based poet and self-described "lingualisualist" Edin Torres and Illinois State University PhD student (and EMU alum) Jonah Mixon-Webster.
2-4 p.m., EMU Student Center Auditorium, 900 Oakwood, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-1310. [map]


 2:45, 5:45, & 8:45 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, 6, & 9:15 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 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]


 3:15, 7, & 8:45 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]


 3:30, 6:15, & 9 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]


 3:30 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]


 4-7 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! 

"The D.N. Diedrich Collection of Manuscript Americana, 17th-20th Century": U-M Clements Library.

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Clements curator Cheney Schopieray discusses the current exhibit of letters, documents, books, and more that cover a wide range of subjects, including American speech, education, government, Christianity, literature, music, and philanthropy.
4 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free; preregistration required at myumi.ch/J70og or by email. abhelber@umich.edu, 764-5864. [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

Easy Street Jazz Band: Zal Gaz Grotto.

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This long-running 7-piece group plays traditional jazz and swing. Music director James Dapogny leads from the piano, along with clarinet (or sax), trumpet, trombone, guitar (or banjo), bass (or tuba) and drums. Guest vocalist some weeks. Excellent for listening or dancing. Cash cover at the door. Cards or cash for food & drink.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. 734/662-1202. zalgaz.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.


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Just for Kids: Explore the World of Candy": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Staffers tell stories about their favorite candy makers and offer some insights into some of the more interesting selections. Tastings.
5:30-6:30 p.m., Zingerman's Deli Upstairs. 422 Detroit St. $15 per kid includes tastings; parents welcome to lurk for free. 663-3354.


 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.


 6-9 p.m. 

"Suds & Synthesizers @ Ziggy's': TinkerTech.

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Join us at Ziggy's for modular synthesizer sets from folks at the North Coast Modular Collective, with interactive demos and discussion in between. You'll get a chance to try out DIY electronic instruments, as well as synthesizers in the popular Eurorack format.
All ages, $5 cover at the door.
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $5. 7347078019. michael@tinkertech.io http://tinkertech.io/event/event-suds-synthesizers/ [map]



 6 p.m. 

U-M Men's Soccer.

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Aug. 18: Loyola-Chicago. Exhibition. 7 p.m.

Aug. 24: Tulsa. 7 p.m.

Aug. 27: South Florida. 7 p.m.

Aug. 31: University of California-Riverside. 7 p.m.

Sept. 3: Canisius. 1 p.m.

Sept. 7: WMU. 7 p.m.

Sept. 10: Marquette. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 21: Penn State. 7 p.m.

Sept. 25: Ohio State. 7 p.m.

Oct. 7: Indiana. 7 p.m.

Oct. 10: Detroit. 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 16: Notre Dame. 6 p.m.

Oct. 28: Maryland. 4 p.m.

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Various times, U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Taking Charge of Your Financial Future": American Business Women's Association.

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Talk by Thrivent Financial (Chelsea) financial associate Stephanie Toon. The program begins with networking and dinner.
6 p.m., Quarter Bistro, 300 S. Maple. $21 in advance; $20 (cash or check only) at the door. Reservations required by Oct. 11 at abwa-maia.org/resform.html. mortime@umich.edu. [map]


 6:30 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 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]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Cat Toy Crafts": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 9-adult invited to crochet or sew a catnip-filled toy. Materials provided.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Mask-making Class with Tandy Leather": Maker Works.

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Take your cosplay, Ren Fest, and Halloween costuming to the next level with this Make-N-Take class. Learn how to design, wet form, sculpt, and dye leather to make a mask. This introduces a wide range of possibilities in your crafting. Come join us to learn an interesting aspect of leathercraft.
Preregistration required at https://www.maker-works.com/events/mask-making.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108. $20. 7342224911. frontdesk@maker-works.com maker-works.com [map]



 7 p.m. 

"Wet Forming Leather Mask-making Workshop": Maker Works and Tandy Leather.

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Take your cosplay, Ren Fest, and Halloween costuming to the next level with this Make-N-Take class. Learn how to design, wet form, sculpt, and dye leather to make a mask. This introduces a wide range of possibilities in your crafting. Come join us to learn an interesting aspect of leathercraft.
Register at https://www.maker-works.com/events/2018-10-16/mask-workshop
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. $20. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com maker-works.com [map]



 7 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Form: Sun Shen.

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



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Dodworth Saxhorn Band: U-M School of Music.

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Lecture-demo by this award-winning local ensemble that plays rousing 19th-century music on period instruments to re-create the American brass band, a mainstay of 19th-century popular culture. Followed by Q&A.
7 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Watkins Lecture Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [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. except Dec. 25. 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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Kaleidoscope Concert Series: Silver Maples of Chelsea.

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Sept. 18: Picks & Sticks Stringband. Local string ensemble whose eclectic repertoire includes swing, jazz, country, and bluegrass tunes.

Oct. 16: San, Emily, and Jacob. Local acoustic trio-father and daughter singer-instrumentalists San & Emily Slomovits with bassist Jacob Warren-that performs a wide range of traditional and contemporary folk, jazz, and classical music, including material from their CD, Innocent When You Dream.
7 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-4111. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Megan Levad & Franny Choi: Literati Bookstore.

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Poetry readings by Levad, a U-M creative writing grad who now lives in San Francisco, and Choi, a U-M creative writing grad student. Levad's 2017 collection, What Have I to Say to You, has been praised as "free-flowing, and plain-spoken without being self-deprecating," by a Literary Matters critic. Choi's new chapbook, Death by Sex Machine, imagines the inner monologues of femme cyborgs in movies and manga. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [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]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Polka Jam Session.

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All accordion players and other musicians invited to play polkas and waltzes and other ethnic and old-time music.
7-9 p.m., American Legion Hall, 44 Wabash St. (south off Main), Milan. Free. 529-3903. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Town Hall with Jocelyn Benson, Democratic candidate for Secretary of State.

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EMU College Democrats are hosting a town hall with candidate for Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. This is a vital position in the functioning of our democracy. Come learn what is at stake and what Jocelyn Benson proposes.
Refreshments and pizza will be provided.
Eastern Michigan University, McKenny Hall, room 330, 900 Oakwood St, Ypsilanti. Free. info@wahstenawdems.org [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. except Dec. 25. 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Age-ing and Sage-ing: Facing Your Mortality with Grace": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Local energy healer Lucinda Kurtz and Fair Food Network president Oran Hesterman discuss "sage-ing," a process for transforming fears of aging and mortality.
7 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Deej": U-M Hatcher Grad Library.

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(Robert Rooy, 2017). Documentary about DJ Savarese, a non-talking autistic man who was abandoned at birth, eventually went to college, and now uses a machine to talk.
100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-8994. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Essential Oils 101": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local aromatherapist Margo Hertzfeld.
7 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required by phone or email. outreach@peoplesfood.coop, 994-4589. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"MFKZ"

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Oct. 11 & 16. (Shojiro Nishimi & Guillaume Renard, 2017). Dubbed dystopian anime about a young man who starts experiencing strange hallucinations and rage-induced superpowers.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Poetry Night Quartet": Nicola's Books.

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Reads by 4 Michigan poets. In Mnemosyne's Hand, Charles Brice writes about the wonders of family, the horrors of war, the inevitability of death, and other themes. Judith Alexander Brice's Overhead from Longing explores yearning in lyrical free verse and occasional formal verse. Twisted Mouth of the Tulip is Monica Rico's collection celebrating food, birds, the lives of Mexican Americans, and more. Keith Taylor's The Bird-while is a collection of meditations on nature that range in topic from travel to species extinction to survival. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7-9 p.m. 

"Safta Comes to Town": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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James Beard Award-winning chef Alon Shaya hosts a meal of food from Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel, his debut cookbook that intersperses recipes with the story of his journey from Israel to Philadelphia & New Orleans and back. Safta is the name of his new Denver restaurant.
7-9 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $75. Reservations required. 663-3663. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Till Death Do Us Part": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Segment from CNN's Inside Evil with Chris Cuomo about intimate partner violence featuring the case of local resident Nicole Beverly.
7-8:30 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Addiction and Older Adults": Dawn Farm.

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"Addiction and Older Adults" will be presented by Charles E. Coleman LLMSW, Primary Therapist, Dawn Farm Downtown; and Matthew Cremin, LLMSW; Foreclosure Prevention Coordinator, Housing Bureau for Seniors. Older adults are the fastest growing population in the US. Substance addiction affects this population in a unique way. It's important to consider the intersection of older adults, their medical care providers, and how value systems can play into addiction. The unique nature of how addiction affects older adults, myths and facts, and available local resources will be discussed. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Club members show their projected images (Oct. 2 & 30) and prints (Oct. 16) on various topics, including "People at Work" (Oct. 2 & 16) and "Textures." (Oct. 30). Presentations include Ann Arbor Symphony photographer Greg Czarnecki on "Building the Fine Art Photograph" (Oct. 2) and WCC photography professor Terry Abrams on "Simplify Your Travel Photography" (Oct. 16).
7:30 p.m., Wines Elementary School Auditorium, 1701 Newport. Free. 327-4781. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth Storyslam: Michigan Radio.

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Oct. 2 & 16. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on "Scandal" (Oct. 2) and "Disguises" (Oct. 16). The 3-person judging teams are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Space limited, so it's smart to arrive early.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $10. 764-5118. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Hibernating Bats and White-Nose Syndrome in Michigan": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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EMU biology professor Allen Kurta discusses this disease affecting North American bats.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 665-0248. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Dougie MacLean: The Ark.

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A former member of the Tannahill Weavers and Silly Wizard who was dubbed "Scotland's greatest living songwriter" by Celtic World, MacLean is known for an extravagant lyricism that draws on Celtic traditions from both sides of the Atlantic. His best-known song, "Caledonia," has been called Scotland's second national anthem. He's a virtuoso on guitar, bouzouki, Scottish fiddle, and Australian didgeridoo, and his repertoire also includes traditional Scottish songs.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8-10 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! 

Reid/Bishop/Formanek/Taylor: 22nd Annual Edgefest Fringe at the Edge.

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Informal jazz performance by this quartet of Chicago-based cellist Tomeka Reid, saxophonists Andrew Bishop and Peter Formanek, and drummer Jonathan Taylor. A warm-up concert for Edgefest (see Oct. 17-20 Edgefest listings for the full lineup of shows).
8 p.m., Encore Records, 417 E. Liberty. Free; tickets available at a2tix.com/events/reid-bishop-formanek-taylor. 769-2999. [map]


 9:30 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.


 10:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Tues., except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. 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:

 

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]

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo

This local pop-rock singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His recent CD, <>Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection. Photo: Myra Klarman. [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: Hayden Carruth

Ypsilanti singer-guitarist who plays old-time country, blues, and Appalachian music. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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