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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 30, 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 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. imagine@imaginefitnessandyoga.com imaginefitnessandyoga.com [map]



 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. except Oct. 8. Downtown.

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

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

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

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


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. except Oct. 8. Westgate.

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

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

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

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations (except Oct. 8), see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1. 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.-noon  Free! 

"Ancestry Aficionados": Chelsea District Library.

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Beginner-to-expert genealogists invited to share their findings and get help from experienced volunteers about online resources and family history questions.
10 a.m.-noon, CDL Learning Lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [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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Every Tues. (except Jan. 1) & Jan. 12 New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Halloween Fun Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Join us on Tuesday October 30th from 10:30-noon for a free Halloween Fun moms group. All treats, no tricks. We'll have light snacks and coffee. You are invited to bring your baby in costume if you desire. You'll have the opportunity to make a Halloween handprint or footprint craft to commemorate baby's first Halloween!
We'll also have local photographer Julie Morrison on hand to take Halloween pictures of your little one if you choose. For $30 you can get a digital file and two 4X6 prints. Perfect for sharing with friends and family!
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. Free. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [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 & Jan. 1. Activities begin at 11 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($3), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar, followed at 1 p.m. by mah-jongg, quilting, and other games & activities. Homemade buffet luncheon ($3) available at noon. All invited.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]


 Noon-6 p.m.  Free! 

Clay Gallery on Exhibit @ 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. 7346624914. kay@youristpottery.com http://www.youristpottery.com/ [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]


 12:30-4:30 p.m. 

Living Well with Illness Workshop: Narrative Dimensions.

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A workshop for people with any type of chronic illness who want to discover new ways of coping. Done with a small group in a 3-step process, the workshop invites participants to 1) tell their story to a supportive person, 2) identify unhelpful stereotypes, and 3) engage in a simple art-making activity.
Participants tell us that this workshop has helped them feel less isolated and more confident:
"It was a relief to talk with others who truly understand what it means to be living with a chronic illness. Though each of us were dealing with different situations, many of our struggles were similar. Sharing stories was extremely validating and reminded me that I am not alone."- Leora Druckman
Parking is available next to the building, which is handicap accessible.
Facilitators are Janet Greenhut, MD, Idelle Hammond-Sass, artist, and Susan McDonald, ACSW.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Rd. $75. (734) 302-0230. livingwellwithillness@aol.com narrativedimensions.org/livingwellwithillnessworkshop [map]



 1-2:30 p.m. 

"The Knowledge Illusion: Do You Know as Much as You Think You Know?": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Acquiring knowledge and understanding are central to making our way in the modern world. Some of us claim to be experts because we try to know a lot about one topic.
Most of us are satisfied with knowing enough about some topics to get through the day. The book, "The Knowledge Illusion", by two cognitive scientists, Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach, explores why we are all under the illusion that we know more than we actually do.
They discuss how we think in groups, with technology and about science and politics. They also make recommendations for how to cope with our limitations. We will read their accessible book across the six sessions. Humility and curiosity are the only prerequisites for the course.
Craig Ramsay is a political scientist who taught for decades while coping with his own illusions of knowledge.
This Study Group will meet Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. October 30 - December 11.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, Room 9/10, 2309 Packard St. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [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]


 3 & 6:30 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, 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]


 3:15, 6:45, & 8:45 p.m. 

"Free Solo": State Theatre.

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(E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, 2018). Documentary following the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
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. 

"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, 6, & 9 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.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Tying the Big Man's Hands: From Personalized Rule to Institutionalized Regimes": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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University of Virginia political science professor Anne Meng discusses her research on party building in autocratic regimes.
4 p.m., 5769 Haven Hall, 505 S. State. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Whitechapel Noise: Politics, Sex and Religion in Yiddish Rhyme on the Streets of London's East End 1884-1914": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Talk by London Yiddish folk singer and historian Vivi Lachs.
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. 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Technologies for Intuition: Cold War Circles and Telepathic Rays": U-M Author's Forum.

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U-M anthropology professor Alaina Lemon and U-M Italian professor Karla Mallette discuss Lemon's book examining the Cold War rumors of intelligence agencies developing telepathy as a spy tool, and how those rumors both bolstered and undermined 20th-century Russia-U.S. relations.
5:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-8994. [map]


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Farmworker labor abuses in the fields: Teach-In": Washtenaw Solidarity with Farmworkers.

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Join Washtenaw Solidarity with Farmworkers for an informal lecture focusing on the labor abuses and experiences of farmworkers in agricultural fields.
Have you ever wondered where your food comes from? Are you interested in learning more about how workers in the agricultural supply chain are impacted by labor laws, large corporations, and consumers?
Join us as we discuss a brief history of farm work in the United States, current working conditions for farmworkers, and farmworker developed solutions to end sexual violence and human rights abuses in agricultural fields.
Special Guest:
Nely Rodriguez, farmworker member of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers will speak about the CIW's current campaign against Wendy's
Crazy Wisdom bookstore, 114 S. Main Street. Free. mhoostal@med.umich.edu https://www.facebook.com/events/730841887266532/ [map]



 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Tues. except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1. 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. 

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

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



 6 p.m. 

"Disney Junior Dance Party on Tour": Live Nation.

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All invited to dance and sing along to a live concert featuring performances by singer-actors playing popular Disney characters, including Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Vampirina, Elena of Avalor, Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, the Puppy Dog Pals, and Fancy Nancy. Also, music videos featuring the Muppet Babies and the Lion Guard.
6 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $32.50-$52.50 at ticketmaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets, & at the door. (800) 745-3000. [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. 

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. 

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 & Jan. 1. 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! 

Music Program: Chelsea High School.

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Performances by various student ensembles. Oct. 6: Orchestra & Fiddle Club 22nd Annual Hometown Show. Oct. 18: Fall Festival of Choirs. With choirs of kids in grades 5-12. Oct. 24: Echoes Concert Band. Oct. 30: Orchestra Halloween Concert.
7 p.m., CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. Free. 475-4524. [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]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1. 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]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Be Bilingual! Learning Language at Home and Through Immersion": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by U-M elementary language education researcher Susan Atkins and Fenix Institute (Mexico) director Gustavo Dorado.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"I Still Believe": Fathom Events.

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Rick Altizer's 2018 Christian documentary that chronicles gospel singer Russ Taff's battle with alcoholism.
7 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 7 p.m. 

"Spirited Away": Fathom Events.

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Oct. 28-30. Dubbed (Oct. 28 & 30) and subtitled (Oct. 29) screenings of Hayao Miyazaki's 2001 Oscar-winning Japanese anime film about a girl who must rescue her parents from a haunted bath house. The Oct. 30 screening is at Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only.
12:55 p.m. (Oct. 28) & 7 p.m. (Oct. 29 & 30), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Man Who Saw Tomorrow": 31st Annual Jewish Book & Arts Festival.

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Veteran Detroit journalist Harvey Ovshinsky discusses this biography by Lillian Hoddeson and Peter Garrett of his father, Stanford Ovshinsky, a self-taught genius whose inventions include rechargeable batteries and rewritable CDs and DVDs.
7 p.m., Literati Bookstore, 124 E. Washington. Free. 971-0990. [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. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [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.  Free! 

"Personal Medicine: Becoming Active Agents in Our Own Recovery: Dawn Farm.

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"Personal Medicine: Becoming Active Agents in Our Own Recovery" will be presented by Jerry Fouchey, BS, MA, SpA, CADC; Dawn Farm Personal Medicine Therapist and Didactic Group Facilitator. Personal Medicine consists of things we do, not things we take, that increase our sense of wellness and help us feel better. There's been a great deal of interest in holistic methods of addressing conditions such as sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain that can challenge the substance use disorder recovery process. Relying on standard medical practices and medications for managing these conditions often relegates people in recovery to passive recipients of care and may subject them to marginally effective and at times deleterious interventions. This program will describe how Personal Medicine utilizes "skills not pills" to help recovering individuals deal with conditions that challenge recovery and to feel better overall.
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]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

Apple Hill String Quartet: U-M School of Music.

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This Nelson (NH)-based quartet, praised as "dashing and extraordinary" by the Strad magazine, performs Debussy's Quartet and works by U-M alum Gabriela Lena Frank and 18th-century composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. except Jan. 1. 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. 

"songSLAM": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Ten teams of classical pianists and vocalists compete for cash prizes in this competition sponsored by the art song magazine Sparks & Wiry Cries. Each duo must premiere a new song that is no longer than 5 minutes. The winner is determined by the audience. Local soprano Kathleen Kelly hosts.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com/events/2018-10-30-songslam. Reservations recommended. kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 9:30 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.


 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

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: Malty Taskers Jug Band

Old-time music. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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