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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, November 6, 2018






 
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 7 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free! 

Election Day.

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The Ann Arbor ballot includes races for city council, school board, and county commissioner, along with several state and national offices. Also, City of Ann Arbor proposals to designate the city-owned "Library Lot" as an urban park, to amend the process for filling a vacant council seat, and to renew a parks maintenance millage, and a Washtenaw County proposal to renew the county parks & recreation millage. Also, state proposals to legalize and tax recreational use of marijuana, to create an independent redistricting commission to eliminate partisan gerrymandering, and to change election rules to make registration and voting easier, including universal absentee voting and the restoration of straight-ticket voting.
Polls are open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. If you are unsure about where to vote or need information about absentee ballots, call the county clerk at 994-2503.


 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! 

"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. 

"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 a.m. 

"Mixed Media Portraits: 6 week class': Flipside Art Studio.

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You CAN PAINT PORTRAITS and have fun with them!
Does the idea of painting portraits intimidate you? Well, you'll be having too much fun with this class to be intimidated. We'll learn some portrait drawing basics that will leave you wondering what you were worried about. Then we'll play with paper, stamps, stencils (even create our own), and various paints to create expressive backgrounds. You'll learn how to transfer your sketches and how to paint your portraits for either a whimsical or realistic portrayal. You'll leave with many new skills, ideas and most importantly the confidence to create your own one of a kind, portraits.
Flipside Art Studio Dexter Location, 7069 Dexter Ann Arbor Road. $150. 734-997-5066. marykay@flipsideartstudio.com www.flipsideartstudio.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. 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.


 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. 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 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. 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.  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.


 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. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except Nov. 20, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 5, & Mar. 12 Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m. 

"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]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Tues. 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-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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Every Tues. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served. Nov. 6: Former Philadelphia Inquirer Beijing correspondent Jennifer Lin on "From Cook to Counterrevolutionary: A Window into Christianity in China through the Saga of a Single Family." Nov. 13: MSU African Studies Center director Jamie Monson on "Futures in the Past of Africa-China Engagement." Nov. 20: Johns Hopkins international studies professor Ling Chen on "Manipulating Globalization: The Influence of Bureaucrats on Business in China." Nov. 27: University of Massachusetts Chinese history professor Stephen Platt on "Was the Opium War Really Destined to Happen?"
Noon-1 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"'Tempest-tost'? Climate, Disaster, and Migration to America in the Age of Sail": U-M Institute for the Humanities FellowSpeak.

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30-minute talk by U-M Humanities Institute visiting professor Sam White, an OSU history professor. Q&A.
12:30-1:30 p.m., Osterman common room #1022, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518. [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]


 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

"Tour of Maker Works: Session A": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Located in Ann Arbor, MI, Maker Works was established in 2011 to bring a focus back to making things.
In our 14,000 square foot building you'll find: a great selection of tools for wood, metal, textiles, plastic, jewelry, and electronics and instruction on the safe and efficient use of these tools, space to make things, a welcoming community of interesting, creative people making things.
Whether you're an artist, engineer, inventor, student, fabricator, entrepreneur, hobbyist, or all of the above, this is a place to actively make your future.
This Study Group will tour Maker Works Tuesday November 6, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3:45, 6:25, & 9:15 p.m. 

"A Star is Born": State Theatre.

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(Bradley Cooper, 2018). A remake of the iconic tragic story of a film star who helps a young singer-actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism damage his career. Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4, 6:35, & 9:25 p.m. 

"Suspiria": State Theatre.

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(Luca Guadagnino, 2018). Remake of the 1977 cult classic about a newcomer to a prestigious ballet academy who discovers that the school is a front for something supernatural after a series of grisly murders. Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton.
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, 6:45, & 9:15 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]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"First Tuesday Lego Club": Dexter District Library.

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All kids age 4 and up invited to make Lego creations.
4-5 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 4 & 7 p.m. 

"Mamma Mia!": Fathom Events.

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Nov. 4 & 6. (Phyllida Lloyd, 2008). 10th anniversary screening of this musical about a bride-to-be trying to find her real father. With an all-ABBA score. Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried.
1 & 4 p.m. (Nov. 4) and 4 & 7 p.m. (Nov. 6), Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com. 316-5500. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Marc Chagall, The Jewish Renaissance, and the Art of Painting": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Talk by University of Regensburg (Germany) Slavic and Romance philology professor Sabine Koller.
4 p.m., 3308 MLB, 812 E. Washington. Free. 763-9047. [map]


 4:10 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]


 4:15, 7, & 9:35 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]


 4:30, 7:15, & 9:35 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.


 4:30 & 9:25 p.m. 

"Kusama: Infinity": Michigan Theater.

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(Heather Lenz, 2018). Documentary about internationally renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5-8 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! 

Lisa Ades: University of Michigan's Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Screening and Discussion of "GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II"
GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II tells the story of the 550,000 Jewish American men and women who fought in World War II. In their own words, veterans both famous (director Mel Brooks, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger) and unknown share their war experiences: how they fought for their nation and people, struggled with anti-Semitism within their ranks, and emerged transformed.
The screening of the film will be followed by a discussion with the film's director, Lisa Ades, and Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History Deborah Dash Moore.
All of UMMA's public areas and galleries are wheelchair accessible. Please enter through the Frankel Family Wing entrance, located at the front of the building on State Street. If you have a disability that requires an accommodation, contact judaicstuies@umich.edu or 734-763-9047.
University of Michigan Museum of Art Auditorium, 525 S. State St. Free. 7347639047. judaicstudies@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/53364-13349561.html [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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(Lisa Ades, 2017). Documentary based on interviews with WWII vets, including famous ones such as Mel Brooks and Henry Kissinger. Followed by a discussion with Ades and U-M history professor Deborah Dash Moore.
5:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 973-9047. [map]


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap knitting tips.
6-9 p.m., call for location. Free, $2 monthly dues. meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/, 945-3035.


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do: Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, 2-part series. Part 1 provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part 2 has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when teen substance use is suspected, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part 2 ends with adults and teens hearing a talk by a young person in recovery from a substance use disorder. The series is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the WISD/LESA Health Educators' Learning Network (supporting and advocating for Whole School, Whole Community, and the Whole Child Approach-WSCC,) and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. The series is inclusive of parents/guardians, teens, other family members, professionals and students - all are welcome. Registration is not required.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Exhibition Room, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan Football Film Review": WTKA Sports Talk Radio.

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Every Tues. Former U-M quarterback Devin Gardner is joined by local Inside the Huddle radio show host Michael Spath in a discussion of plays from the most recent U-M football game. Followed by Q&A.
6 p.m., The Grotto, 303 S. Ashley. Free admission. 395-7198. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"The Freedom of Abstract Art: 6 week class": Flipside Art Studio.

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Each of us has a unique artistic voice! Creating Abstract art is an exciting, surprising and totally fun way to discover yours. Join us in our beautiful studio and Be Free!
Exploration of many abstract techniques will be introduced to produce unique and exciting results on canvas, museum board and paper. This is an invitation to Experiment, be surprised and delighted using any and all the materials and instruction available.
Flipside Art Studio Dexter Location, 7069 Dexter Ann Arbor Road, Dexter. $150. 734-997-5066. marykay@flipsideartstudio.com www.flipsideartstudio.com [map]



 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Mon.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to compete in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m.), and modern (Fri. 6:30 p.m., competitive) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards.
6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 6:30 p.m. (all dates), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 & $7.50 (casual), $10 & $15 (competitive), & $10 (booster draft). 786-3746. [map]


 6:35 p.m. 

"The Other Side of the Wind": Michigan Theater.

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Orson Welles' final film, completed more than 30 years after his death, is a faux-documentary of the last day in the life of a Hollywood film director. John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg.
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 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Cloning": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A roundtable discussion coping with copying, seeing double, and creating anew.
Readings to consider:
"Genetic encores"
"Human cloning and our sense of self"
"The ethics of reviving long extinct species"
"Uniqueness, individuality, and human cloning"
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings, please contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/020-cloning/.
Take a gander at the blog should you have the time: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering Building, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Comics and the Art of Visual Communication with Scott McCloud": Duderstadt Center, AADL, UM-Library, ArtsEngine.

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"Comics" is finally coming of age as an artistic and literary form. Now this once-maligned medium of expression is poised for new opportunities, thanks to a mutating media environment and a potential revolution in visual education. Author and comics artist Scott McCloud shines a light on these and other fascinating trends-and demonstrates why every visual choice we make matters-in a fast-moving cascade of images and ideas.
Scott McCloud is an American cartoonist and comics theorist. He is best known for his non-fiction books about comics, Understanding Comics (1993), Reinventing Comics (2000), and Making Comics (2006). And he is the cartoonist/writer behind Zot (1984-1990) and The Sculptor (2015).
Seating is limited! Please register!
Join us for a reception with Scott McCloud at 6:00, prior to the 7:00 presentation in the Duderstadt Center Gallery.
Duderstadt Center, Video Studio, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd. Free. kreister@umich.edu http://bit.ly/comicswithscott [map]



 7 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]


 7 p.m. 

"Ingmar Bergman's Cinema: A Centennial Retrospective": State Theatre.

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Nov. 6: "Wild Strawberries" (Ingmar Bergman, 1957). An elderly academic looks back on his life. Swedish, subtitles. 7 p.m.

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Nov. 13: "The Seventh Seal" (Ingmar Bergman, 1957). Masterful allegory about a disillusioned returning Crusader who plays chess with Death. Max von Sydow. Swedish, subtitles. 7 p.m.

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Nov. 20: "Autumn Sonata" (Ingmar Bergman, 1978). A successful concert pianist visits the daughter who has always longed for her love. Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann. Swedish, subtitles. 7 p.m.

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Nov. 27: "Persona" (Ingmar Bergman, 1966). A mental patient and her therapist switch personalities in this gripping psychological drama. Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann. Swedish, subtitles. 7 p.m.

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7 p.m., State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 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. 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]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. 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! 

"Alice Isn't Dead": Ann Arbor District Library.

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NYC writer Joseph Fink, co-creator of the wildly popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale, reads from his new book expanding his podcast story about a female trucker who sees the wife she believed to be dead in the background of news reports of major tragedies from all over the country. Her cross-country search uncovers an otherworldly conspiracy entwined in the national highway system.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 1st fl. lobby. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Community Sing": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All invited to join this monthly gathering to sing songs from the various branches of American folk music.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5. 794-6250. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Arlington and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier": U-M Ford Presidential Library.

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Colorado speaker Tom Tudor discusses the history of Arlington National Cemetery and highlights some of the veterans interred there. Reception follows.
7 p.m., Ford Library, 1000 Beal. Free. 205-0555. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bullet Journal Brainstorm": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to learn how to start and maintain a bullet journal, a popular combination to-do list/planner/diary. Beginners welcome, but bring your bullet journal, if you like.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Fat, That's Where It's at": People's Food Co-op.

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PFC head baker Keegan Rodgers discusses different fats and how they're used in baking.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 994-4589. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Science and Practice of Changing Your Life by Glimpsing the Future": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room Salon.

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San Francisco-based Institute of Noetic Sciences Innovation Lab director Julia Mossbridge reads from her new book, The Premonition Code, which argues that premonitions are real and that anyone can develop the ability to sense the future. Followed by discussion with U-M psychology professor emeritus Richard Mann.
7 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [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]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Reading Glasses Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss books by contemporary writers, including quirky fiction and strange but true nonfiction. Copies of the books available at the CDL.

Nov. 6: Everything I Never Told You, U-M grad Celeste Ng's award-winning debut novel about about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio.

Dec. 4: Selection of titles for 2019. Participants invited to bring a wrapped book for the annual White Elephant Book Exchange.

Jan. 8: Reading with Patrick, Michelle Kuo's memoir about her relationship, while teaching underprivileged students in Helena (AR), with a gifted student who was later jailed for murder.

Feb. & Mar.: TBA.
7:30-9 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, ste. 100, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of Nadar Desnudas, Chilean writer Carla Guelfenbein's novel about a tragic love triangle set amidst political turmoil of the early 1970s.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate Shopping Center. Free. 662-0600.


 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth Storyslam: Michigan Radio.

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Nov. 6 & 20. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on themes of "Distance" (Nov. 6) & "Fear" (Nov. 20). The 3-person judging teams are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Seating limited, so it's smart to arrive early.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. General admission tickets $10 in advance only at themoth.org beginning a week before each event. 764-5118. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"All About the Rudolf Steiner Archive": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Talk by Steiner archivist James Stuart, who maintains an online database (rsarchive.org) of Steiner's work that has over 30,000 daily users.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497, (517) 927-3696. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Adrian Legg: The Ark.

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This celebrated acoustic guitar virtuoso is a perennial winner of Guitar Player magazine's Best Fingerstylist award. Legg's compositions, alternately joyful and soaring or moody and melancholy, offer an elegant, intricate blend of country, jazz, folk, rock, Celtic, and classical idioms, and his work is especially known for his melodic inventiveness. But it is the dazzling, dizzying blend of speed, precision, and witty playfulness in his guitar work that leaves audiences and critics gasping. "To say that Legg is a good player is like saying Menuhin saws a fine fiddle," says one reviewer. His live shows also feature his deadpan humor and hilarious stories--a talent that landed him a second career as a commentator-at-large on NPR's All Things Considered.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $20 in advance at theark.org & at the door. 761-1451. [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. 

Something Nearby - Record Release.

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Naked Dance is the child of Stephen Rush which was founded with the idea of playing without a bass.This album is Naked Dance's third attempt and includes a bass player. All compositions are by Stephen Rush and range from New Orleans street music to open graphic scores (Time Cycles). The album includes multiplae "realizations" or takes of Stephen's piece "Time Cycles" which is a graphic score study with ovals and circles laid over staves - open to interpretations by musicians. Jeremy Edwards - drums, Andrew Bishop - clarinet and base clarinet, Tim Flood - bass, synthesizer, Davy Lazar - trumpet. Stephen Rush plays piano,rhodes, micromoog, trombone and euphonium.
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Donations encourgaed. media@ziggysypsi.com https://www.facebook.com/events/262476787805396/ [map]



 8:30 p.m. 

Opera on Tap.

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Local singers perform arias and art songs that address the theme "Thanks for the Melodies!"
8:30-10 p.m. (seating begins at 6:30 p.m.), Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 56 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted (buy your own food). Reservations required (call between 10 a.m. & 8 p.m.). 483-5230. [map]


 8:30 p.m. 

U-M Men's Basketball.

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Nov. 2: Northwood University. 7 p.m. Exhibition game.

Nov. 6: Norfolk State. 8:30 p.m.

Nov. 10: Holy Cross. 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 23: Chattanooga. 4 p.m.

Nov. 28: North Carolina. 9 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Crisler Center. Ticket prices $15-$60. 764-0247. [map]


 9:45 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.


 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). sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Jesse Kramer Trio

Jazz trio led by drummer Kramer. With saxophonist Bobby Streng and bassist Damon Warmack. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Chris Webby

All ages admitted. Connecticut rapper whose 2014 album Chemically Imbalanced peaked at #2 on the Billboard R&B chart. Openers: area hip-hop MCs Redd and Rocky, and Lansing hip-hop MC Knowledge Da MC. $25. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. [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. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Songwriters Open Mike"

All songwriters invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [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]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]

 
 


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