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Calendar of Events

Thursday, November 1, 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! 

"Jackson County Brunch Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced ride, 25-50 miles, along the less-traveled roads of scenic Jackson County.
9 a.m., meet at Cavanaugh Lake Park, Cavanaugh Lake Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, 3.2 miles west of Chelsea. Free. 846-0604.


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Looking Beyond Comprehensive Immigration Reform: A New Immigration Politics": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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How did anti-Muslim sentiment, xenophobia, and populism become major concerns for European society? What are the background factors driving this political upheaval in Europe? How, in other words, did Europe become multicultural and what have been the larger social and political effects of this dramatic demographic transformation? Can Europe structurally and financially afford to allow large numbers of immigrants to settle and still retain its culture and current liberal policies amid these changes?
Speaker Dr. Rita Chin received her Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 1999 and a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Washington. She is a scholar of modern Europe with particular expertise in immigration and human mobility; race and ethnicity; and colonialism and post-colonialism. Her work addresses some of the most pressing issues in modern European history.
Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E Huron River Drive. $10 for a single lecture, payable at the door. $30 for the entire lecture series.. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10-10:30 a.m. & 7-7:30 p.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. 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. except Nov. 22. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations (except Nov. 22), see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-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]



 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Mah-Jongg: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs. except Nov. 22. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Beginners welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Immigration": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs. (except. Nov. 22), through Dec. 6. A series of 6 weekly lectures by various speakers. Nov. 1: U-M history professor Rita Chin on "The Effects of Immigration on Europe." Nov. 8 (9:30 a.m.): "The Myth of the Line." MSU law professor David Thronson discusses the idea that immigration reform shouldn't reward undocumented people by permitting them to "cut in line." Nov. 15: Center for Immigration Studies (Washington, D.C.) executive director Mark Krikorian on "The Real Immigration Debate: Whom to Let in and Why." Nov. 29: U-M Ford School public policy professor Ann Chih Lin on "Looking Beyond Comprehensive Immigration Reform: A New Immigration Politics." Dec. 6: Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County Resettlement Services director Shrina Eadeh on "Refugee Resettlement in Washtenaw County."
10-11:30 a.m. (except as noted), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [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]


 10:30 a.m. 

"School of Inner Cultivation and Healing": Sun Shen.

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Tai-Chi Master Sang Kim is teaching the SUN SHEN Internal Cultivation and Healing System in an intimate hands-on format. This System is an integrated approach which incorporates Spiritual Counseling, Tai-Chi and energy cultivation and healing to resolve physical, emotional and spiritual problems. Students have the opportunity to be professionally certified in this comprehensive, effective healing modality. More importantly, this class is designed to support life changing personal transformations. Students report more passion and peace from resolving issues in their schedules, relationships, and more. Weekly support from the community of students, and giving and receiving healing work provides an incubator for growth. The influence of this lineage Healing System is vast and deep. Course enrollment is offered on an ongoing basis. Course schedule: Thursdays 10:30-12:30pm and Fridays 3:15-5:30pm. Please contact Pastor Neuhaus at 734-845-9786 or pastorneuhau@sunshen.org for more information
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $300/month. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Feb. 7, & Mar. 14. CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. except Nov. 22. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

U-M Center for Japanese Studies Lecture Series.

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Nov. 1, 8, 15, & 29. Talks by visiting scholars.

Nov. 1: "Jesus Loves Japan: Pentecostal Christianity among Nikkei 'Return Migrants' from Brazil." School of the Art Institute of Chicago liberal arts professor Suma Ikeuchi discusses Brazilian nationals living in Japan, the majority of whom are of Japanese descent.

Nov. 8: WMU Japanese literature professor Jeffrey Angles on "Promiscuous Reading: Reading and Writing Poetry Across Languages."

Nov. 15: "From the Fastest Woman in the World to the First Woman on the Board." Talk by Japanese race car driver Keiko Ihara, a Nissan Motor Corporation independent director and Keio University professor.

Nov. 29: Cooper Union (NY) art history professor Yasuko Tsuchikane on "Modern Temple Art as 'Public' Art."

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Noon, 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6307. [map]


 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs., except. Nov. 22. Performances by area musicians.

Nov. 1: Old-time jazz, blues, and ragtime by pianist Jerry Perrine.

Nov. 8: Young local cello and violin students from the U-M String Preparatory Academy perform classical and chamber works.

Nov. 15: Ypsilanti Americana singer-songwriter duo of Sam Corbin & Jason Dennie.

Nov. 29: Jazz by the Ingrid Racine Trio..
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

CEW+ Inspire Mindful Meditation Sit: Center for the Education of Women.

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As part of the CEW+Inspire initiative, CEW+ will hold regular drop-in mindful meditation sits throughout the academic year. Being present in the moment is a skill that can be learned when practiced on a regular basis. Evidence-based meditation has been shown to reduce implicit age and race bias, reduce the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and pain, improve cognitive functioning, and assist in ending ruminating thought patterns. Come join a drop-in, guided mindful meditation sit and practice being aware and fully present in the moment.
Free and open to all levels of practice. No registration necessary.
CEW+, 330 E. Liberty St. Free. contactcew@umich.edu cew.umich.edu [map]



 1 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Arthritis": Sun Shen.

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Medical studies have shown this particular program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as preventing falls for older adults. For this reason, arthritis foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in America give it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great start for beginner to improve health and wellness. Classes are held 1pm - 1:50pm. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E. Stadium Blvd. $55 / month, $17 / drop in. 734. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 2-3 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.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. 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. except Nov. 22.Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Nov. 22), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 3 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Colette": Michigan Theater.

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(Wash Westmoreland, 2018). Biopic about this French author, who rebelled against gender norms after the novels she was coerced to publish under her husband's name were successful. Keira Knightley, Dominic West.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 3 & 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Día de Muertos Rock Painting": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to paint a design on a rock to celebrate the Mexican "Day of the Dead" holiday. Treats.
3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration requested. 429-5450. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Transformation Thursdays: Fitness for Teens": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited for Pilates (Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 25, Nov. 8) and yoga (Oct. 11 & 18, Nov. 1). Also, a discussion of healthy eating (Nov. 15).
3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [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, 7:15, & 9:25 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.


 3:45, 6:15, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Mid90s": State Theatre.

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(Jonah Hill, 2018). Dramedy about a 13-year-old boy in 90s-era LA who spends his summer negotiating between a new group of skater friends and his troubled home life.
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. 

Outdoor Class for 18m-8years: Tinkergarten.

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Tinkergarten provides high-quality early childhood learning in the healthiest classroom of all-the outdoors. Families connect with trained leaders in their local community for play-based kids classes that help develop core life skills, all while having fun!
Every Thursday this Fall, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In a 5-part class each week, Tinkergarten Leader, Tempest NeuCollins, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we'll share insight into your child's development.
The program progresses to meet each child's needs season after season. This fall, the curriculum for 18 months-8 years will support the development of a range of cognitive, social/emotional and physical skills. Our focus skill area for the season will be focus and self control.
Class size is limited/30% discount for sibl
County Farm Park, Medford Pavillion. $90-$175. Support@tinkergarten.com http://tkgtn.com/27xx6


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Sweet Willie Rollbar's Orientation": U-M Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.

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Columbia University English and comparative literature professor Brent Edwards shows and discusses his digital restoration of this 1972 short film that features an original soundtrack by saxophonist Julius Hemphill, who made the film with poet K. Curtis Lyle, actor Malinke Elliott, and other members of the Black Artists' Group of St. Louis. The film is a series of fragmented, surreal trickster tales set in the detritus of inner city St. Louis.
4 p.m., Angell Hall. Free. 764-5513. [map]


 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

"Mixed Aerial Apparatus for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to explore the fundamentals of the aerial silks. Class is divided into two groups (ages 8-12 and 13-17) with an instructor leading each group. Students will learn the basic poses and sequences, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. New students will focus on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, students with aerial experience will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination!
This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to class
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 5 p.m. 

"Full Body Fit": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Full Body Fit: A small-group workout customizable to all fitness levels focusing on all the basics of fitness: strength, cardio, flexibility, and balance. Free with most Better Living Fitness Center memberships or $15 for drop-in. All ages and abilities welcome!
Better Living Fitness Center, 834-B Phoenix Dr. $15. (734)747-0123. fplonka@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]


 5 p.m. 

Annual Spaghetti Dinner: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Ladies Philoptochos Society.

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Choice of marinara or meat sauce, salad, bread, beverage, and dessert. Proceeds go toward gift cards for those in need.
5-7:30 p.m., St. Nicholas, 3109 Scio Church Rd. $10 (kids age 9 & under, $5). 332-8200. [map]


 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Board Game Night: The Loaded Die.

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Every Thurs beginning Aug. 9. All invited to play popular board games (list available at theloadeddie.com). "Board Game Guru" on hand to answer questions. Raffle.
5-9 p.m., BlÝm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free (buy your own food & drink). facebook.com/drinkblom. [map]


 5 p.m. 

Monthly Dinner: St. Andrew's United Church of Christ.

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Oct. 4: lasagna. Nov. 1: turkey.
5-6:30 p.m., St. Andrew's social hall, 7610 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $10 (kids ages 5-12, $5; age 4 & under, free) in advance only. 426-8610. [map]


 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

"Penny Stamps Speaker Series": U-M School of Art & Design.

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Nov. 1, 8, & 29. Talks by visiting artists.

Nov. 1: Highly regarded knifesmith Bob Kramer discusses his quest to forge the perfect knife.

Nov. 8: "Don't Look at the Finger." British artist and performer Hetain Patel discusses his 2017 film, shot in a church, that revolves around an African wedding ceremony blended with highly stylized elements of martial arts films.

Nov. 29: British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor discusses her gilded multimedia works that explore the nature of time and being.

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5:10 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 668-8463. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"Can You Ever Forgive Me?": Michigan Theater.

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(Marielle Heller, 2018). Biopic of Lee Israel, the formerly successful celebrity biographer who turned to literary forgeries to make a living. Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 6-9 p.m. 

"Workshop: Intro to Python Programming": TinkerTech.

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Take your first dive into the world of programming by creating your own role-playing game in Python. Plunder hidden treasures and battle mythical beasts as you learn about one of the most in-demand programming languages. No prior programming experience is necessary.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $45.. 7347078019. michael@tinkertech.io https://shop.tinkertech.io/products/workshop-intro-to-python-choose-your-own-adventure [map]



 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Gravel Grinder": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 25-55 miles, on dirt roads to various destinations. Bring a cross, mountain, or hybrid bike. Headlights & taillights necessary for early spring rides.
6:15 p.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]


 6:30 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.


 6:30 p.m. 

Beach Wave Styling Look-and-Learn Class: Lulu Beauty Lounge.

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Re-creating beachy waves in your hair without ocean water is a lot easier than it sounds. The key to surf-side strands is making sure your curls don't look too perfect! Come learn the essentials tips and tricks to getting your beach waves just right. From how to hold your iron, to how to set your curls, and the must-have products that will keep your look fresh all day. (Ladies event only) Register at http://www.lulubeautyloungemi.com/class-booking/
Lulu Beauty Lounge, 4569 Washtenaw Ave ste C. $10. 7342632476. info@lulubeautyloungemi.com www.lulubeautyloungemi.com [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:15 p.m., Running Fit, 123 E. Liberty (Mon.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 5700 Jackson (Wed.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 3010 Washtenaw (Thurs.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Wed.), 548-6299 (Thurs.). [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Paint Along with Bob Ross": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 9-adult invited to paint along to an episode of Ross's iconic 1980s PBS TV show, The Joy of Painting. Materials provided; wear an old shirt or apron, if you like. No prior experience required.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 1st floor lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Century of Immigration": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to a screening of segments from the PBS series New York: A Documentary Film (1999) and The Jewish Americans (2008), followed by discussion led by U-M sociology and American culture professor Silvia Pedraza.
6:30-8:30 p.m. AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:45-7:45pm 

Beginning Pole Dance: A2 Aviary.

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Twirling, dancing, and climbing a pole - what more can you ask for? In this class, you will learn beginning pole skills and have the opportunity to string them together in upbeat, fun choreography. With an emphasis on building strength and safe pole dancing form, we will explore the creativity of this vertical dance form. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs., except Nov. 22. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [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]



 7-9 p.m. 

Grief Support Group: Knox Presbyterian Church.

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It hurts when someone close to you dies. Find help at GriefShare.
Class runs 13 weeks but anyone can join at anytime.
$20 covers the workbook for the entire 13 weeks. Scholarships are available.
Knox Presbyterian Church, 2065 S. Wagner Rd., Ann Arbor, 48103. $20. 734-761-5669. frontdesk@knoxannarbor.org https://knoxannarbor.org/home/grow-connect/care/grief-support/ [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Hills Lapidary & Mineral Society.

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Screening of a DVD of a 2013 presentation by Robert Downs, NASA team member for the Mars rover Curiosity.
7 p.m., West Side United Methodist Church social hall, 900 S. Seventh St. Free. 665-5574. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Simon Mermelstein: Bookbound.

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This local poet, organizer of the long-running Ann Arbor Poetry reading series, reads from ...And Pharaoh Hardened His Heart: Poems for the Trump Years, his new chapbook of poems chronicling fascism, cruelty, gaslighting, narcissism, and the psychological endurance it takes to stay sane and compassionate in contemporary America. Signing.
7 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth. Free. 369-4345. [map]


 7 p.m. 

U-M Women's Basketball.

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Nov. 1: Findlay. 7 p.m. Exhibition game.

Nov. 9: Mount St. Mary's. 7 p.m.

Nov. 19: Detroit Mercy. 7 p.m.
7 p.m., Crisler Center. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Never Heard": Fathom Events.

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(Josh Webber, 2018). A father is jailed for a crime he swears he didn't commit, but everything turns around for him when he turns to God.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor 20, 1400 Carpenter. $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Proposal A: In the Best Interest of Ann Arbor": Ann Arbor Committee for the Community Commons.

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Committee members host a discussion of their ballot proposal to designate the Library Lot as an urban park.
7 p.m., 310 S. Ashley. Free. public.annarbor@gmail.com. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Stateside Live with Cynthia Canty": Michigan Radio.

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Live taping of this Michigan Radio news show. Tonight, Canty discusses Michigan elections with former state elections director Chris Thomas and Mackinac Center for Public Policy cofounder Richard McLellan. Also, a discussion about conducting research in space with U-M physics professor Justin Kasper. Live music by the Community Music School Jazz Combo. Cash bar.
7-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. Free; preregistration required at michiganradio.org. Limited seating. 764-9210. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Tübingen and Ann Arbor Debate Development, Energy, & Immigration"

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Panel discussion with a delegation from Ann Arbor's German sister city as well as Mayor Christopher Taylor and City Council members Zachary Ackerman, Anne Bannister, and Chip Smith.
7-8:30 p.m., Ann Arbor SPARK, 330 E. Liberty (lower level). Free. (260) 431-3245. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Will it Waffle?": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to cook brownie batter, cookie dough, and tater tots in waffle irons.
7-8 p.m., Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"A Conversation with Lisa Kron": 31st Annual Jewish Book & Arts Festival: Jewish Community Center.

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EMU theatre professor Jessica Alexander interviews this Ann Arbor native, a NYC-based actor and playwright best known for writing the lyrics and book for the musical Fun Home.
7:30-9 p.m., EMU Student Center Auditorium, 900 Oakwood, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-0978. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Tea with the Dames": Michigan Theater.

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(Roger Michell, 2018). Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, and Joan Plowright reminisce about their decades-long friendship and their prestigious careers in this candid documentary shot over a weekend at an English country house.
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]


 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs., Sept.-May. except Nov. 22. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
7:30-9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. facebook.com/DetroitIMA. contact@detroitirishmusic.org. 255-5310. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra: University Musical Society.

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Semyon Bychkov directs this acclaimed orchestra in a program highlighted by a performance of Dvorak's Cello Concerto featuring Alisa Weilerstein, a cellist whose "flawless technical address, lustrous tone-production and intrepid range of dynamics," in the words of a Gramaphone reviewer, "evinces a captivating candour and risk-taking flair that not only succeed in activating the goosebumps but also make you hear the music with fresh ears." Also, Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and Francesca de Rimini: Symphonic Fantasy After Dante, his symphonic poem about the tragic beauty trapped with her adulterous lover in the 2nd circle of Dante's hell.
7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $14-$90 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Shadow League Show: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Thurs., except Nov. 22. Improv by up-and-coming local troupes, including This Is A Quiz, a group that may or may not incorporate a quiz into its show.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Piano Music of Claude Debussy": U-M School of Music.

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Nov. 1 & 2 (different programs). Recital by students of U-M piano professor Matthew Bengtson (Nov. 1) and Bengtson himself (Nov. 2). Tonight's program features Debussy's complete Preludes Book 1 and En blanc et noir for 2 pianos. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. by a lecture on the program.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Stone Witch" by Shem Bitterman Michigan Premiere: Theatre Nova.

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"Extraordinary art must be tamed," says reclusive genius Simon Grindberg, the world's most illustrious children's book writer. But, holed up in a remote cabin with his next masterpiece a decade overdue, it's not clear who is the master and who is the servant. When Peter Chandler, a starving artist with his own literary aspirations, is hired to help "The Great Man" finish his overdue book, an unlikely friendship ensues, secrets are revealed, and the lines of reality begin to blur. Ultimately, both men must face the terrifying beast dwelling in the dark forest, in a struggle for their artistry, their sanity, and their souls. Directed by Nancy Kammer, The Stone Witch features Dennis Kleinsmith, Ethan Kankula, and Diane Hill.
Theatre NOVA, 410 w Huron. $22, Pay-What-You-Can available. 7346358450. A2TheatreNOVA@gmail.com http://www.theatrenova.org [map]



 8 p.m. 

Andy Pitz: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Nov. 1-3. New York comic who blends fresh observational humor with self-deprecating commentary about the absurdities of his own life. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $9 (Thurs.) & $12 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $11 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [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. 

Sweet, Bishop, Bowen,Krahnke.

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Bob Sweet - drums
Andrew Bishop - saxophones
Max Bowen - guitar
Kurt Krahnke - bass
Ziggy's is proud to welcome this stellar quartet. NO COVER but there's a suggested donation of $5-10. Hope to see you!!!
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $5-$10 donation. david@ziggysypsi.com [map]



 8 p.m. 

The Quebe Sisters: The Ark.

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8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Diva Royale": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 20-Dec. 29. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Jeff Daniels' new comedy about 3 Midwestern stay-at-home moms who plan a trip to NYC to see Celine Dion, but things go awry in hilarious fashion as soon as they get on the plane.
3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Stone Witch": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 19-Nov. 11. Nancy Kammer directs the Michigan premiere of NYC-based playwright Shem Bitterman's 2016 drama about a starry-eyed young writer commissioned to coax a new book out of his hero, an aged children's book illustrator who has toiled so long on a deeply personal tale called "The Stone Witch" that he has trouble distinguishing between reality and fantasy. Cast: Dennis Kleinsmith, Ethan Kankula, & Diane Hill.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) are $22 or pay what you can afford, in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



 9:35 p.m. 

"Beautiful Boy": Michigan Theater.

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(Felix Van Groeningen, 2018). Drama about a family's struggles with addiction and recovery based on the memoirs of father and son David and Nic Sheff. Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamat.
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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers

Nov. 1 & 2. Lansing pop-funk and soul quartet led by singer- songwriter Hertler. Opener: Paddlebots (Nov. 1), a high- energy Michigan progressive soul-pop duo, and The Stellars, a local indie rock duo. $15 ($20 week of show, $25 at the door). [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: "Bluegrass & Beer Thursday."

The local Pontiac Trailblazers, a bluegrass quartet led by bassist Ryan O'Shea, performs a set and then hosts a jam session during a 2nd set. Bring your instrument. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Slice

East Lansing pop dance quartet. [venue info]

Last Word: The Pherotones

A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzmeier. [venue info]

Mash: The Invasion

British Invasion cover quartet from Redford led by singer-guitarist David Roof. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network"

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer- guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike

All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Judy Banker & Ed Dupas. [venue info]

 
 


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