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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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 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. 663-5060.

 9 a.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Wed. 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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Every Tues. 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. 996-0089. [map]

 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 

"Introduction to Readers Theater: OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Readers Theater provides an opportunity to engage a literary work to better understand and appreciate the playwright's point of view. In Introduction to Readers Theater the eight members of the class will be divided into three groups. Each small group will both rehearse within their circle, and then, reading from a script, will present their ten-minute play to the rest of the class. Following each of three play readings there will be a discussion. This study group will begin to develop a cohesive group that enjoys reading aloud and participating in Senior Theater. The goal of the class is to have fun!
This study group will meet on Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30, from October 23 through November 6. Instructor: Terrence Madden
Brecon Village Auditorium, 200 Brecon Drive, Saline. $20. 734-998-9351. [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]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Free Beginner Yoga Classes!": Imagine Fitness and Yoga.

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Join us for 8 FREE beginner yoga classes!
Intimidated by Yoga, want to try it out, but afraid you can't do it? With a focus on the basics, you will learn about how yoga is for EVERY BODY. 8 FREE yoga classes! On Tuesdays at 10:00am-11:00am - 10/23, 10/30, 11/6 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18. Classes taught by Nugget Burkhardt
Imagine Fitness and Yoga, 3100 West Liberty Rd. Free. 7346228119. [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.-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]

 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except July 30. 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]

 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. [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! 

"Parallax City": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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U-M architecture professor Keith Mitnick discusses the relationship between the form and function of buildings. Q&A follows.
12:30-1:30 p.m., Osterman common room #1022, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518. [map]

 1-3:30 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., except Sept. 2. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards.
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]

 1-3 p.m. 

"Brewing Methods": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's Coffee Co. staff demonstrate and discuss 6-8 different ways to brew coffee, from filter drip to syphon pot.
Noon-2 p.m., Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. 929-6060. [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. 

"Twilight": Fathom Events.

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(Catherine Hardwicke, 2008). A teen falls in love with a vampire. The 2 p.m. show is at Ann Arbor 20 only.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Quality 16 (3686 Jackson). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20) & 623-7469 (Quality 16).

 3 p.m.  Free! 

Strings Showcase: U-M School of Music.

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Outstanding string students perform solo and ensemble chamber works.
3 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 3, 6:30, & 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)., 668-TIME.

 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Happy Birthday Frankenstein!": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to make "FrankenBarbies" and eat ghoulish treats in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's classic novel.
3-4 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration requested. 426-4477. [map]

 3:15 & 6:15 p.m. 

"Lizzie": State Theatre.

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(Craig William Macneill, 2018). Psychological thriller about the infamous Borden murders that posits that Lizzie Borden had an affair with the family's Irish maid. Kristen Steward, ChloŽ Sevigny.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME.

 3:30, 6:45, & 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 3:30, 6:15, & 9:15 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 3:45 & 8:45 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)., 668-TIME.

 3:45, 6:45, & 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Afro-Zoological Resistance: Animals and Anti-Racism": U-M Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.

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Talk by decolonial theorist Aph Ko, founder of the website Black Vegans Rock.
4-6 p.m., 5670 Haven Hall, 505 S. State. Free. 764-5513. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Jewish Women and Conversion in Medieval Europe": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Talk by Rutgers University Jewish studies professor Paola Tartakoff.
4 p.m., 2022 Thayer Bldg., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-9047. [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.

 5-8 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. [map]

 5-11 p.m.  Free! 

"Literature vs. Traffic": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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All invited to take a book from Liberty St., which has been "paved" with 10,000 LED-lit books by members of the Spanish-based art collective Luzinterruptus, who discuss the installation from 2-3 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Hatcher Graduate Library.
5-11 p.m., Liberty between State & Maynard. Free. 936-3518.

 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride for women, 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, 755-0884.

 6 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Crazy Rich Asians": State Theatre.

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

 6-9 p.m. 

"Workshop: Raspberry Pi IoT Networking": TinkerTech.

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We access the internet everyday through computers and mobile phones, but other devices can exchange information over those same networks. Coffee pots, refrigerators, thermostats, and any other devices that you might what to send information to or get information from can be made "smart" by connecting them to the internet, thereby creating the Internet of Things (IoT).
In this workshop, you'll be building a wireless doorbell camera. In doing so, you'll learn the basics of setting up a Linux operating system on a Raspberry Pi, how to use it to host a web server, and how to send and receive information over a wifi network to get information from cameras and sensors.
If you're interested in this workshop, you may also enjoy Raspberry Pi - Sensors and Displays, where you'll get into the nitty-gritty of communicating with more sophisticated hardware and sensors.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $70. 7347078019. [map]

 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"DIY Pocket Memo Notebook": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to make a small notebook with center-sewn binding. Materials provided.
6-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

"How Pets Became Part of the American Family": U-M Clements Library.

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Talk by University of Delaware museum studies program director Katherine Grier. Therapaws dogs on hand, 5-6 p.m., to greet attendees.
6 p.m., U-M Business School Robertson Auditorium, 701 Tappan. Free. 764-5864. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice: the Case of the Jim Crow Museum": University of Michigan Museum Studies Program.

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Dr. David Pilgrim, the founder and current director of The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, will discuss the origins of this museum, its segregation era artifacts, and its mission to use these objects of intolerance to teach tolerance.
UM Museum of Art, Stern Auditorium, 525 South State Street. Free. 7349366678. [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]

 7 p.m..  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Zombies": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A roundtable discussion on the rights of the living, the dead, and those in between.
Readings to consider:
"Consciousness: the most critical moral (constitutional) standard for human personhood"
"CDC preparedness 101: zombie pandemic"
"Zombies v. materialists"
"In vitro meat"
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings, please contact Barry Belmont at or visit
Have your brain eaten by the blog:
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ashwini Bhasi: Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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Reading by this Ann Arbor-based poet from Kerala (India), who writes poems about the connection between trauma and chronic pain and about her experiences as a genomic data analyst and poet. Her poem about the 2016 presidential election was nominated for a Pushcart prize. Preceded by an open mike.
7-8:30 p.m. Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [map]

 7-9 p.m. 

Black Wine Night.

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A festive celebration of wines and spooky-themed food, this event is a night were everything is black-your clothes, the wine bottles, the venue, and the Riedel wine glasses.
Chef Adam pulls out all of the creative stops for Black Wine Night, as does our wine expert, Kristin Jonna, in choosing the wine pairings. It's a sell-out every year and continues to grow through the buzz it generates as a unique, fun night.
Black Wine Night is a blind tasting event, and includes a 4-course dinner noir. Vinology's Chef Adam is preparing a special menu for the event that features a range of inspired, seasonal dishes and locally-sourced food.
Black Wine Night wines will include five different wines; attendees will enjoy guessing the brand and type.
Reservations for Black Wine Night are $70 per person + tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling Vinology at 734-222-9841.
Vinology Wine Bar and Restaurant, 110 South Main Street. $70. 734-222-9841. [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. [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! 

Monthly Meeting: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

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At monthly chapter meetings, members receive skills training in various relevant areas, discuss and mobilize around pending legislation, and brainstorm strategies for upcoming events.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a nationwide, non-partisan, grass-roots movement of millions of Americans who work to:
--Close gaping loopholes in the background check system.
--Prevent child access to unsecured guns.
--Limit where, when, and how loaded guns can be carried in public.
--Support survivors of gun violence in America.
Text JOIN to 644-33
First United Methodist Church of Ypsilanti, 209 Washtenaw Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. [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.  Free! 

Phillip Crymble: Literati Bookstore.

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This Canadian writer and scholar, a U-M creative writing grad, reads from Not Even Laughter, his 2016 collection of poems that celebrate forgotten objects, such as a clearance bin of corner-cut records, remaindered paperbacks, and canisters of faded film. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Coming Up for Air": Starfish Family Services/Heartland Independent Film Forum.

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Preview screening of Robert Cicchini's film, due to be released in 2019, about a single mother trying to determine if her college-age son is struggling with run-of-the-mill life lessons or something more troubling. Also, a discussion or the impact of mental illness on families and the essential role of caregivers.
7 p.m., Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Free. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Graduate Students of Color Panel on Life in STEM at U-M": Ann Arbor District Library.

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U-M grad students discuss their challenges and successes in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"Kaleidoscopic": The Willis Patterson Our Own Thing Chorale.

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Oct. 22 & 23. U-M music professor emeritus Patterson directs this popular local choir in spirituals and works by African American composers. With gospel singer Sherrie Nunn Berry, soprano Henrietta Davis, and tenor LaVonte Heard.
7 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $25-$50 in advance at and at the door., (810) 280-7613. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Superfood Nutrition": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local certified permaculture teacher and former PFC outreach coordinator David Hall.
7 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required by phone or email., 994-4589. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Wind Chime Creation": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to make a wind chime out of beach glass, beads, keys, shells, stones, and driftwood. Materials provided, but feel free to bring your own.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Yoga 101": Saline District Library.

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Yogacentric instructor Kimberly Jacks leads a yoga session. Bring your own mat (if you have one) and a water bottle & towel.
7-8 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration requested., 429-5450. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Michael Ochs: 31st Annual Jewish Book & Arts Festival: Jewish Community Center.

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This retired Harvard music librarian discusses his rediscovery of Joseph Rumshinsky's 1923 Yiddish operetta Di Goldene Kale (The Golden Bride), about a woman who inherits a fortune and promises to marry the man who helps her find her long-lost mother in America. It was revived in 2016 to great critical acclaim. The presentation includes recorded excerpts from historic productions and the 2016 revival, and some live performances by U-M students.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 971-0990. [map]

 7:45 p.m. 

Standup Comedy and Rock Show: Full Metal Jokers.

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Josh Adams is a nationally touring comedian whose style can be described as "just having the most fun a human being can have on a stage". He recently won the very prestigious "Showtime at the Apollo".

Scotty Karate is a nationally touring one man band (singer, guitarist, and drummer) who plays an amazing mix of original honky-tonk influenced rock songs. Dark Horse Brewing Company even named a 9.75% abv Scotch Ale after him.

Conor O'Neill's has a very fine selections of drafts, bottles, liquor, and food while you experience the show.

With comedy, music, and drinks, there's something for everyone.

Tuesday October 23rd. Ann Arbor, MI. Conor O'Neill's. Doors at 7:00pm. Show at 7:45pm. $8 on Eventbrite or $9 at the door. Free Street Parking.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 South Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $8. [map]

 7:45 p.m. 

"Standup Comedy & Rock Show": Full Metal Jokers.

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Performances by Josh Adams and Scotty Karate. Adams is a nationally touring Detroit comedian who recently won the prestigious Showtime at the Apollo. Karate is a nationally touring, Chelsea-bred postpunk honky-tonk singer who accompanies himself on guitar and drums.
7:45 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $8 in advance at; $9 at the door. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Reuben & the Dark: The Ark.

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Calgary alt-folk quintet, led by singer-songwriter Reuben Bullock, known for its dark, introspective songs exploring the intertwinings of misery and joy.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. Free (nonperishable food and monetary donations accepted for Food Gatherers). 761-1451. [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)., 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]

Oz's Music Environment: "Ukulele Jam"

Musicians of all ability levels invited. [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]


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