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Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 11, 2018






 
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 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
8-10 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]


 8:30-9:30 a.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]



 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 

29th Annual Gaming Convention: U•Con.

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Nov. 9-11. 400-600 competitors are expected to turn out to play a wide spectrum of tabletop games, from board games of all kinds (including European family-oriented board games) and role-playing games (including some RPGA-sanctioned events) to collectible card games and miniaturized simulations of historical and fictional battlefields. A "Kid U•Con" area features a variety of games and activities for kids. Participants also are invited to bring in games to play in an open gaming area. Representatives of game design companies are on hand to discuss and demonstrate their games. Also, a dealers' room with sales and demos of games. Registration begins today at 9 a.m. Complete schedule of events available at ucon-gaming.org.
8 a.m.-10 p.m. (Fri.), 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (Sun.) Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, 1275 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Weekend pass $25 in advance, $35 (students and active & retired military, $25) at the door. Fri. & Sun., $15 in advance and at the door; Sat. $20 in advance, $25 at the door; kids ages 7-12 (accompanied by an adult), $10; kids 6 & under, free. Also, $2-$4 to play most games. Advance registration available online at ucon-gaming.org. 930-6363. [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Saline Antiques & Vintage Market.

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Show and sale of antiques and vintage items in various styles. Deliveries available. Concessions. Leashed pets welcome.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5 (children age 15 & under accompanied by an adult, free). salinemarket@gmail.com, (937) 875-0808. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Sunday Democratic Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun. except Nov. 4. Pace and destination are determined by the assembled riders.
9 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Donation Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Every Sunday from 10-11am, this donation yoga class is offered at Mota Thai Yoga. MTY's most recent graduates are the teachers of this class. Each week will be a little different as the teachers have different teaching styles. However, this class tends to be a gentle yoga class, combining flow and holding/stretching postures to get you ready to start your day. The studio is be heated between 80-85 degrees.
We are located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.
Suggested donation $5-$20.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 10 a.m. 

25th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival.

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Nov. 9-11. 3 days of Polish films. Polish, subtitles.

Nov. 9: "Cicha noc (Silent Night)" (Piotr Domalewski, 2017). Comic drama about a man who visits his family at Christmas after working abroad for a few years. 7 p.m. Kler (Clergy), Wojciech Smarzowski's 2018 drama about 3 Catholic priests who meet to celebrate the anniversary of an event that could have killed them. 9 p.m.

Nov. 10: "Children's Program." Includes Wieslaw Zieba's animated short Zubr Pompik (Pompik the Bison) (10 a.m.) and Basia (11 a.m.), Lukasz Kacprowicz & Marcin Wasilewski's animated short about a playful little girl. Also, a Children's Book Fair after each short. "Documentaries and Short Films." 12:30 p.m. Kamerdyner (The Butler), Filip Bajon's 2018 drama that follows a Prussian family through 4 decades covering both world wars. Followed by Q&A with Bajon. 6 p.m. 7 uczuc (7 Feelings), Marek Koterski's 2018 comedy about a man who takes a journey into his past to figure out why he can't understand emotions. 9 p.m.

Nov. 11: "Children's Program." Screening of Tarapaty (Double Trouble), Marta Karwowska's 2017 family-friendly adventure about 2 kids trying to retrieve a long-lost Picasso from a derelict house. 10 a.m. A Children's Book Fair follows at 11:30 a.m. "Documentaries and Short Films." 12:30 p.m. Miasto 44 (Warsaw '44), Jan Komasa's 2014 romantic drama set against the bloody 1944 Warsaw Uprising. 2:35 p.m.

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Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (students & seniors, $6; U-M students with ID, FREE; children's program, $5; family ticket for children's program, $15). Annarborpolishfilmfestival.com. [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.-5 p.m. 

Holiday Open House: Kerrytown Market & Shops.

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Holiday treats, sales, and kids activities. Also, the Sunday Artisan Market (11 a.m.-4 p.m.) features a raffle.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 662-5008. [map]


 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts. Artist demos, noon-3 p.m., include Nutcracker characters made from wood posts (Nov. 4 only).
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Arlington Michigan Display": Veterans for Peace.

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A ceremony and display of 230 crosses, one for each of the Michigan soldiers killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
11 a.m., Veterans Park, 2150 Jackson Rd. Free. vfp93.org, 487-9058. [map]



 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Art on the Lake": Local Ann Arbor Artists Open House and Sale.

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Nov. 10 & 11. Show and sale of works by nationally known local artists, including woven, felted, and dyed hats and scarves and silk wearables by Carol Furtado and colorful and functional stoneware by Margo West.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., 505 Lakeview Ave. Free admission. carolfurtado@gmail.com, 663-7114. [map]


 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Parm Party": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Nov. 11 & 25. Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer taste samples of different Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses, as well as gelato made with the cheese. Bread and additional accompaniments. Tastings.
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $10. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Religion in the Age of Technology: Living in an Information Age": First United Methodist Church Conversations About Science and Religion.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by Yazaki (Canton) electronics project manager Larry Engelhardt, of Noreen Herzfeld's 2009 book Technology and Religion.
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., FUMC Calkins Hall, 120 S. State. Free. 662-4536. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Ringing for Peace": U-M School of Music.

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Local carillonneur Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra performs the Michigan premiere of Geert D'hollander's A Sacred Suite, which is performed by carillonists worldwide on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. to commemorate the centennial of the peace treaty that ended WWI. The program includes other peace-themed works TBA.
11 a.m., Lurie Tower, 1230 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Russia: Heading to Another Cold War?": First Congregational Church Contemporary Issues Committee.

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Talk by U-M Slavic languages and literatures professor Michael Markin, who has just returned from a trip to Russia.
11 a.m., FCC, 608 E. William. Free. 662-1679. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Life and Death in America: The Role of Advance Care Planning": St. Andrew's Episcopal Health Ministries.

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Advances in medical technology have greatly impacted the way millions of Americans live, but it has also changed the way we approach our ends of life. On Sunday, November 11, 11:30 am in the Parish Hall, "Life and Death in America: The Role of Advance Care Planning" will be presented and discussed. Dr. Adam Marks will review the changing patterns of life and death in America, and will outline how to regain control of your health care decisions in the event of a serious illness. Adam Marks, MD is the associate director of the Adult Palliative and Supportive Care Clinic at the East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center. There is NO CHARGE for this event and no need to sign up. Please join us!
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 North Division. Free. 734-663-0518. office@standrewsaa.org http://standrewsaa.org/ [map]


 11:45 a.m. 

Cranksgiving!: Cindie Niemann.

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Part scavenger hunt, part food drive, part bike ride. Cranksgiving allows the cycling community to give back to the places where we ride.
Navigate the streets of Ann Arbor and the aisles of grocery stores searching for specific food and personal items. Once you've found them and made your way through the checkout lines to the finish line, all of your food and personal items will be donated to Food Gatherers and Ozone House!
Bring a bike, a bag or backpack, a lock, and some cash.
Wear a costume and earn extra points!
Sunday November 11, 2018 from 12-2 PM
Start and finish location will be at Food Gatherers, which is located at 1 Carrot Way, just off of Dhu Varren Road near Pontiac Trail.
Grocery lists and rules will be handed out at 11:45 and the ride will begin at 12:00 PM
We will have an afterparty at Rappourt Brew & Chew to hand out prizes and you will be able to purchase food and drinks.
Food Gatherers, 1 Carrot Way. Donation. 2488049775. cindyloohoo32@hotmail.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1506208236191879/ [map]



 11:45 a.m.  Free! 

"Cranksgiving"

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All cyclists invited to go on a grocery store scavenger hunt to gather food and personal items to donate to Food Gatherers and Ozone House. Bring a bike, a bag or a backpack, a bike lock, and some money to purchase items. After party with prizes.
11:45 a.m.-2 p.m., meet at Food Gatherers, 1 Carrot Way. Free admission. 930-6935. [map]


 Noon-2 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]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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Every Sun. All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $4.50 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 12:15, 3, 5:45, & 8:15 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]


 12:30 p.m. 

Hatha Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Sundays from 12:30-1:30pm. In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow for deep connective tissues to be gently stretched, and for your body to create internal heat. There will also be postures that will flow from one to the next. Class is heated between 85-95 degrees. This class uses low/minimal lighting, allowing you to look inward, and be able to focus on your own yoga practice.
We are located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha. Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (First class free). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 12:55 p.m. 

"La Sylphide": Fathom Events.

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Tape-delayed live broadcast of the Bolshoi Ballet production of choreographer August Bournonville's 1836 ballet about a young Scotsman who's awakened on his wedding day by a kiss from an ethereal winged creature and risks everything to pursue an unattainable love.
12:55 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $17 in advance at fathomevents.com/events. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 1-4 p.m. 

Jewelry Sale: U-M Turner Geriatrics Center.

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Sale of gently used donated jewelry.
1-4 p.m., U-M East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatrics Center, 4260 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 998-9353. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Shape Note Singing: Ann Arbor Sacred Harp.

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All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Songbooks available, but singers encouraged to bring their own.

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1-4 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. cawolfe@umich.edu. 678-7549, 663-0262. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Tour: Kempf House Museum.

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Guided tours of this restored 19th-century Greek Revival home, named for the family of German American musicians who occupied it circa 1900.
1-4 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations accepted. 994-4898. [map]


 1-4 p.m. 

U-M Detroit Observatory.

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Half-hour docent-guided tours of photographs and artifacts in this restored 19th-century observatory museum. Also, a chance to pull the rope and rotate the telescope dome.
1-4 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. $5 suggested donation (U-M students, free). 764-3482. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Nov. 4, 10, 11, & 18. All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.

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Nov. 4: Braun Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the park entrance at 1400 Chalmers Dr.) to help remove invasive honeysuckle and allow the native wetland plants along Malletts Creek to flourish.

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Nov. 4: Huron Parkway Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the park steward's house at 3470 Woodland Rd.) to pull invasive shrubs and collect native seeds.

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Nov. 10: Cedar Bend Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Island Park parking lot, 1450 Island Dr.) to remove invasive shrubs and collect native seeds while enjoying some birding at this popular bird habitat.

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Nov. 11: Scarlett Mitchell Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the Scarlett Middle School parking lot, 3300 Lorraine) to remove invasives from this 88-acre park popular for school field trips.

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Nov. 18: Barton Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the Barton Dam parking lot, 1010 W. Huron River Dr.) o remove invasive shrubs and collect native seeds in celebration of Family Volunteer Day.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Book Sculptures": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to turn unwanted paperbacks into sculptures using various folding techniques. Materials provided.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 1-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Nov. 10 & 11. Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live owls. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. Note: On Saturday, a midday "Animal Naptime" break when the animals get tired.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Westgate (Nov. 4), AADL Downtown 4th fl. Meeting rm. (Nov. 11), AADL Pittsfield (Nov. 18), & AADL Traverwood (Nov. 25).


 1:30-2:30 & 3-4 p.m. 

"Alligators and Their Reptile Relatives": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Representatives from the Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary (Athens, MI) give a hands-on presentation on the characteristics, abilities, and habitats of various reptiles.
1:30-2:30 & 3-4 p.m. (choose one session), Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $11 State Recreation Pass required ($16 at the gate). 475-3170. [map]


 1:30 p.m. 

"Charlotte's Web": Michigan Theater.

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(Gary Winick, 2006). Live-action film based on E.B. White's beloved novel about a remarkable pig and his friendship with a wise spider.
1:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; children under 12, free). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Community Conversation to Raise Awareness about Palliative Care and Hospice": Arbor Hospice.

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Talks by local residents who have experience with end-of-life care. Gloria Zimet discusses how she learned about palliative care and hospice when her husband was dying. Cathy Achino discusses caring for her husband at the end of his life, without palliative care or hospice. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital palliative care medical director Lara Clary-Lantis explains the difference between palliative care and hospice. Death Café host Merilynne Rush discusses how to create compassionate communities at the end of life.
2-4 p.m., Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 680-6271. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Hope for the Holidays": Arbor Hospice.

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The holidays are an especially difficult time for someone who is grieving. This special workshop held in Ann Arbor will give you helpful tips for coping with the upcoming holidays. Please call at least one week prior to register. To register please contact Gabrielle Cullen at 734-794-5375
Malletts Creek Library, 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway. Free. 734-794-5375. cbeckett@hom.org [map]


 2:00 p.m.  Free! 

"Hope for the Holidays": Arbor Hospice.

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Arbor Hospice welcomes the community to free Hope for the Holidays workshop that will give helpful tips for coping with the upcoming holidays.
Hope for the Holidays is facilitated by Arbor Hospice's grief support services department to help comfort families who have lost loved ones. Workshops are open to anyone, regardless of whether their loved one received services from Arbor Hospice.
Those interested in attending are asked to call at least one week prior to the event to register. To register for the Ann Arbor workshop, please contact Gabrielle Cullen at 734.794.5375 or gcullen@arborhospice.org.
For a complete list of grief support groups, please visit www.arborhospice.org.
Malletts Creek Library, 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway. Free. 734.794.5375. gcullen@arborhospice.org [map]


 2 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]



 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Minecraft Workshop: AADL Downtown Training Center.

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Every Sun. All kids in grades 3-8 invited to try out this popular computer game that involves constructing things with virtual blocks. Participants work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
2-3:30 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Storyfest Family Fun Concert: Ann Arbor Storyteller's Guild.

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Free storytelling concert for children ages 4 and up. A beautiful handmade quilt will be given to one lucky winner. A family event especially for children.
Pittsfield Branch of the Ann Arbor Library, 2359 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 734-327-4200. www.annarborstorytelling.org and www.facebook.com/annarborstorytellers [map]



 2 p.m. 

"Blithe Spirit": Brass Tacks Ensemble.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Nov. 2-4 & 9-11. Aaron Wade directs this local troupe in NoŽl Coward's delightfully spooky farce about a middle-aged writer who hosts a seance in order to research the topic for a novel. When the wacky medium accidentally summons the ghost of his brilliant, gorgeous first wife, she refuses to go back to the hereafter alone, and sets out to plague her husband's second wife. Cast: Eric Bloch, Chloe Grisa, Dorianne Jentzen, Maegan Murphy, Lori O'Dell, Russ Schwartz, and Emily Sparrow-Watts.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Children's Creative Center, 1600 Pauline. Tickets $15 (students with ID, $5) in advance at squareup.com/store/btensemble, by phone, and at the door. 926-5376. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Candide": U-M Opera Theatre.

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Nov. 8-11. Matthew Ozawa and Kenneth Kiesler direct U-M students in Leonard Bernstein's 1989 revision of his 1955 operetta, an adaptation of Voltaire's classic 18th-century satire about the cartoonlike misadventures of the hapless Candide as he pursues love and fortune back and forth across Europe. The superb score, which features lyrics by Richard Wilbur and Dorothy Parker, among others, is best known for the aria "Glitter and Be Gay." With English supertitles so the audience can be sure to understand the words being sung.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $24-$30 (students with ID, $12) in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu, the Michigan League Ticket Office, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 2-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Children's Tellabration": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Storytelling program, with lots of audience participation, for kids in grades preK-5 with Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members TBA.
2-2:45 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 & 7 p.m. 

"Die Hard": Fathom Events.

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Nov. 11 & 14. (John McTiernan, 1988). Action thriller about an off-duty cop who takes on a gang of thieves using hostages to keep the police at bay. Bruce Willis.
2 & 7 p.m., Ann Arbor 20 (1400 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20) & 316-5500 (Emagine).


 2 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]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Grief 101": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Arbor Hospice representatives offer advice for coping with the loss of a loved one.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m. 

"J.S. Bach with Louis Nagel": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Popular KCH artist-in-residence Nagel, a retired U-M music professor, performs a lecture-recital on Bach's Partita No. 4 in D Major and Italian Concerto.
2 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $10). Reservations required. a2tix.com/events/2018-11-11-louis-nagel, 769-2999. [map]
 


 2 p.m. 

"Love and Information": Community High School Ensemble Theater.

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Nov. 8-11. Quinn Strassel directs Community High students in Caryl Churchill's 2012 play comprised of 57 vignettes featuring more than 100 nameless characters in various scenarios that explore the effects of endless streams of data on personal and romantic relationships. Cast: Sonja Benjamins-Carey, Bree Boehman, Phoebe Bolz, Kaili Brooks, Harrison Brown, Jeff Burris, Allea Burton, Simon Cassell-Kelley, Ben Chambers, Mali Chappell-Lakin, Aris Chalin, Lacey Cooper, Julianne Dial, Nicole Diaz-Pezua, Niko Galifianakis, Noah Greenberg, Jada Green, Isa Grofsorean, Nic Grofsorean, Eva Hannibal, Eliahna Heimann, Anabelle Jones, Loey Jones-Perpich, Max Klarman, Romeo Klobucar, Koro Kouyate, Chloe Kurihara, Ian Loomis, Jasmine Lowenstein, Phoebe MeLampy, Nadia Naines, Tyler Parrish, Isabel Perry, Noah Pike, Bao Polkowski, Brooke Ellen Rafko, Evan Rago, Sam Ramser, Andrea Schnell, Mairead Seyfarth, Lily Sickman-Garner, Erin Simmons, Stephanie Smith, David Thierbach, Rowan Tucker-Meyer, Ella Volk, Noah Webb, Bella Weier, Gabrael Wolmark, Daniel Zeimet, and Emma Zielinski.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 1 p.m. (Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Community High School Craft Theater, 401 N. Division. (Parking available in the lot behind the school, N. Fifth Ave. at Detroit St.) Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $9) in advance at showtix4u.com and at the door. 994-2025. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Proof: The Ryoichi Excavations": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of the late Japanese American photographer Patrick Nagatani's staged photographs of fictitious archaeological excavations that make it look like modern cars have been found at ancient sites.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka": Pioneer High School Theatre Guild.

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Nov. 2, 4, & 9-11. Megumi Nakamura directs PHS students in Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley's 2004 musical that combines elements of both Dahl's classic novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the iconic 1971 film adaptation. The score includes such favorites as "The Candy Man," "Cheer Up Charlie," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket." Cast: Mia Galbraith, Bridget Roberts, Francisco Fiori, Allison Gaines, Monty Granderson, Ariel Halpern, Ella Maki, Mary Ziegler, Lucas Connor, Connor Lignell, Etai Smotrich-Barr, Ethan Steiner, Ayla Hoermann, Luke Rademacher, Vilma Grins, Ella Kocher, David Crankshaw, Luke Andoni-Savas, and Aliya Szutz.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 610 W. Stadium. Tickets $15 (students, seniors age 65 & over, & PHS staff, $10) in advance at a2ptguild.org and at the door. 994-2191. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Shakespeare in Love": PTD Productions.

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Nov. 8-11 & 14-17. Joe York directs local actors in Lee Hall's adaptation of the celebrated 1998 romantic comedy that imagines a penniless young Shakespeare tormented by writer's block until he meets his muse, a wannabe actress promised to a stuffy lord. Their passionate love affair becomes the basis for his next play, Romeo and Juliet. The Chicago Tribune calls it "a love letter to the collaborative nature of the theater and how the timeless, panicked condition of the artist … can spawn counterintuitive creative brilliance." Cast: David Liskow, Patricia Sallans, Tim Henning, Linda Lee Austin, Wyatt Woodside, Tyler Bell, Jeff Hackett, Susan Morris, Ethan Kelly, Gwenyth Darling,

Kylie Alred, Skyler Baty, Alice Fell, and Cindy Franklin.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Wed. & Sun.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (students & seniors, $12; Thurs., pay what you can) in advance at a2tix.com/organizations/ptd-productions, by phone, & at the door. 483-7345. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Sugar Scrubs with Petite Fleur Skincare": Saline District Library.

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A representative from this Dexter skin care company shows how to make scrubs with natural ingredients and essential oils.
2-3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"The Drowsy Chaperone": Skyline High School.

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Nov. 3-4 & 9-11. Anne-Marie Roberts directs Skyline students in Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison's 2006 Tony-winning musical about an agoraphobic Broadway fanatic who tries to cheer himself up by listening to an LP of a fictional 1928 musical that comes to life in his living room. This hilarious play within the play, about a showgirl who's giving up her career to marry an oil tycoon, is crammed with every cliché, gag, and gimmick of Jazz Age musicals. Cast TBA.
7:30 p.m. (Nov. 3, 9, & 10) & 2:30 p.m. (Nov. 4 & 11), Skyline High School auditorium, 2552 N. Maple. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $10, VIP with themed refreshments and photo booth, $20) in advance at showtix4u.com & at the door. 994-6515. [map]



 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

"The Internet's Own Boy": Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Brian Knappenberger, 2014). Documentary about programming prodigy and information-access activist Aaron Swartz, who developed the Internet protocol RSS, cofounded Reddit, and became ensnared in a 2-year legal battle that ended with his suicide. Followed by a panel discussion about technology and society with local sci-fi writer Alex Kourvo, U-M computer science grad student Allison McDonald, AADL deputy director Eli Neiburger, and Michigan Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity spokesman Alejo Stark.
2-5 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 2-5 p.m. 

"The Practice of Forgiveness": Pardes Hannah/Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Local energy healer Lucinda Kurtz and Fair Food Network president Oran Hesterman discuss how creative visualization, journaling, meditation, and energetic practices can be used to practice forgiveness. The event is not at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore; call for location.
2-5 p.m. Tickets $25. Call for location. 635-9441. [map]


 2 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]



 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Way We Get By": Chelsea District Library.

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2009 documentary about 3 senior citizens who greeted nearly 1 million U.S. troops at a tiny airport in Maine.
2-3:30 p.m., Silver Maples Retirement Community, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 2:30, 5:35, & 8:30 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.


 2:40, 5:25, & 8:15 p.m. 

"A Star is Born": State Theatre.

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


 3-5 p.m. 

"Immigrants and Refugees: Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow"

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Immigrants and Refugees: Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow
Featuring Deborah Dash Moore, Ph.D.
The United States has a checkered history of alternatively welcoming and rejecting immigrants and refugees. Jews have stood on both sides of the metaphorical American fence as natives and strangers, as immigrants (legal and illegal) and refugees. How have Jews responded to crises in the past? How does examining that past help us understand what is happening today?
Suggested donation $10 at the door.
Please register to reserve your seat: https://jfsannarbor.org/events/
Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County is hosting a special Lecture & Dessert Reception featuring Deborah Dash Moore, Ph.D. The event will be held at Mediterrano Restaurant (2900 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108) from 3:00 - 5:00pm. For any questions, please contact Jacob Singer at (734) 769-0209 ext. 363
Mediterrano Restaurant, 2900 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Donation. $10. (734) 769-0209 ext. 363. https://jfsannarbor.org/events/ [map]



 3 p.m. 

Battle Creek Master Singers: First United Methodist Church Chamber Music Series.

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Mark Wells directs this 12-member chamber choir in "Vocal Treasures from Near and Far," a program of famous works by European and American composers from the 17th century to the present. Reception follows.
3 p.m., FUMC Green Wood, 1001 Green Rd. Freewill offering. 662-4536, ext. 0. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

University and Campus Bands: U-M School of Music.

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These student ensembles perform Frank Ticheli's Four Shaker Songs, David Biedenbender's Melodious Thunk, a gospel tune, and other works TBA.
3 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
3-5 p.m., Westgate (Nov. 4), Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm. (Nov. 11), Pittsfield (Nov. 18), & Traverwood. (Nov. 25). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3-5 p.m. 

"Gelato 101": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's Creamery staffers talk about and offer taste samples of the many delicious flavors of gelato and sorbet they make.
3-5 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $35. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Paul Rand and the Power of Design": UMMA.

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U-M art & design professor Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo and UMMA curator Jennifer Friess discuss the current exhibit of posters, book covers, and packaging designs by this 20th-century designer.
3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Veterans Day 100th Anniversary Concert": Dexter Community Band.

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Bill Gourley directs this 85-member volunteer ensemble in a concert commemorating the centennial of the WWI armistice. Program: the Revolutionary War anthem "Chester," John Williams' "Hymn to the Fallen," and an "Armed Forces Salute." Three Men and a Tenor vocalist Chuck Colby performs "God Bless the U.S.A" and narrates "'Till Men No Longer Die in War," James Hosay's tribute to George Marshall, creator of the "Marshall Plan" to rebuild Europe after WWII.
3 p.m., Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker, Dexter. Free. 426-2734. [map]


 4 p.m. 

20th Anniversary Celebration: Michigan Firehouse Museum & Education Center.

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Hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle. Cash bar.
4-8 p.m., 110 W. Cross, Ypsilanti. Tickets $20 in advance at a2tix.com/events/20th-anniversary-celebration. 547-0663. [map]
 


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Anthony Elliot & Kim Kaloyanides Kennedy: U-M School of Music.

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U-M cello professor Elliott and Detroit Symphony Orchestra violinist (and U-M alum) Kaloyanides Kennedy perform Brahms' String Sextet in G Major, Schubert's Two Cello String Quintet, and other works TBA. With U-M music students Christine Harada Li, Kristina Zlatareva, Zola Hightower, and Nathaniel Pierce.
4 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or you can bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4-8 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]



 4 p.m. 

The Pitch Benders: Zion Lutheran Church Concert Series.

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Performance by this local teen flute octet. Proceeds benefit the U-M Depression Center.
4 p.m., Zion, 1501 W. Liberty. Freewill offering. 662-1679. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Confucius Institute/Center for Chinese Studies Electric Shadows Film Series.

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Oct. 21: "Mrs. Fang" (Bing Wang, 2017). Documentary chronicling the last days of a woman in the final stages of Alzheimer's. Mandarin, subtitles. 4 p.m.

Oct. 28: "Listening to Third Grandmother's Stories" & "Dance with Third Grandmother" (Wen Hui, 2011 & 2015). Documentary interviews recording the stories of the hardships endured by the director's great-aunt (known as her "third grandmother") during the Great Famine and the Cultural Revolution. Mandarin, subtitles. 4 p.m.

Nov. 4: "The Secret of Supermoon" (Fang Lu, 2015). Documentary short featuring interviews with different women about their ex-lovers. Also Fang Lu's 2016 short film, Canton Novelty, about 3 girlfriends who spend a summer vacation discovering their superpowers. Mandarin & Cantonese, subtitles. 4 p.m.

Nov. 11: "The Glory of Life" (Wang Qingsong, 2018). Documentary by this contemporary Chinese artist about his artistic process. Mandarin, subtitles. 4 p.m.

Nov. 18: "Human Flow" (Ai Weiwei, 2017). Heartbreaking documentary about the global refugee crisis. 4 p.m.
4 p.m., State Theatre. Free. 764-8888, 764-6308.


 4-7 p.m. 

Veterans Day Benefit: Michigan Ability Partners.

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Hearty appetizers and cocktails. Cash bar and dinner available.
4-7 p.m., Standard Bistro & Larder, 5827 Jackson. $20 in advance at eventbrite.com (search for "Michigan Ability Partners"). 975-6880. [map]


 4-7 p.m. 

Veterans Day Benefit at The Standard Bistro: Michigan Ability Partners.

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Join us on Veterans Day to benefit Michigan Ability Partners! $20 ticket includes hearty appetizers and a signature cocktail. Please stay for dinner! A portion of dinners sold will benefit MAP. For tickets register online at mapveteransday2018.eventbrite.com.
The Standard Bistro is the latest venture of Chef Alex Young, founder of Zingerman's Roadhouse and James Beard Award-winning chef. Rustic French cuisine is sourced from the finest local ingredients! This is a great opportunity to check out a fantastic new restaurant while helping your neighbors in need. MAP creates opportunities for Veterans and people with disabilities, providing housing, job placement and financial management. Find out more at mapagency.org.
The Standard Bistro & Larder, 5827 Jackson Road. $20. (734) 975-6880. cbarry@mapagency.org www.mapagency.org [map]



 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Nancy Ambrose King: U-M School of Music Harold Haugh Award Recital.

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This U-M oboe professor is joined by Washington Conservatory (Bethesda) piano instructor Michael Adcock in works by Dutilleux, Del Aguila, Kalliwoda, Previn, Kirsch, and Handel. Also, performances by U-M bassoon professor Jeffrey Lyman, oboists Alex Hayashi and Caroline Giassi, oboist d'amore Nermis Mieses, and English hornists Timothy Michling and Andreas Oeste. Ambrose King is the recipient of this year's Haugh Award for excellence in private studio teaching.
4:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi for Kids: Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Rising Man": Booked for Murder Mystery Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Abir Mukherjee's 2017 novel, set in 1919 Calcutta, about a former Scotland Yard detective investigating the murder of a senior official whose body is found with a note warning the British to leave India.
4:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 769-2149.


 5 p.m. 

"Cocktail Class: Introducing Aquavit": Tammy's Tastings.

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Scandinavians have been making this caraway and herb infused spirit since the 1500's, but it's a relative unknown in the US. Time to change that! Best thought of as a cousin to gin, America distillers are applying the same creative spirit we've seen there to crafting uniquely delicious aquavits. In this class you'll taste traditional Scandinavian aquavit as well as modern aquavits from a pair of Michigan distillers (Norden and Long Road) before crafting them into cocktails. Our guest speaker will be aquavit distiller Robyn Cleveland from Michigan's brand-new Norden Aquavit! Classes are hands-on with lots of tasting opportunities.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $45. 734-276-3215. tammylc@tammystastings.com https://www.tammystastings.com/events/cocktail-class-aquavit/ [map]


 5 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]


 5-8 p.m. 

Sunday Evening Rhythm Club: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings (P.O.R.K.).

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During the 1920s and early 1930s, early jazz veteran Jelly Roll Morton and younger modernist Duke Ellington both used this band's 10-piece instrumentation, keeping the free-wheeling rhythm of New Orleans jazz and mixing it with smooth, pre-Swing big-band arranging. PORK offers this early big-band music and many period pop standards by songwriters Irving Berlin and George Gershwin and others, evoking a particularly rich musical era. Pianist James Dapogny and tubaist/trombonist Chris Smith lead this dance-friendly jazz band. Cash cover at the door. Cash or cards for food & drink.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. 734/663-1202. cdsmith68@gmail.com or jdapogny@umich.edu [map]


 5 & 7 p.m. 

"Fall For Dance": People Dancing.

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This accomplished local dance company performs dances with international influences. Premieres include two trios by People Dancing artistic director Christina Sears-Etter: Elegies for the Innocents--a response to U.S. gun violence, co-starring company members Apryl Pipe and Rebecca Zahm--and Big Red, with EMU students Mackenzie Fallow, Abby Kachinosky, and Alexes King. Rebecca Zahm is joined by Glenna Benietz and local tango dancer Sophia Daly in Letters, Zahm's tribute to women's experiences on the homefront during WWII. People Dancing company member Holly Matthews presents I and Thou, a group piece featuring the Afro-Brazilian martial art form capoeira, and a flamenco solo, Solea, with live guitar accompaniment by Dan Parisen. Sears-Etter and Pipe perform their duet Virginia Slims and the Cheese Fondue/24-Hour Woman, a representation of how Civil Rights-era popular culture influences contemporary gender constructions. Also, a performance by the local tango duo Sophia & El Kronox.
5 p.m. & 7 p.m. (reception follows the 7 p.m. show), Stone Chalet, 1917 Washtenaw. Tickets $15 & $27 (student rush tickets, $10; kids age 10 & under, $6.50) in advance at 88keystickets.bpt.me; $20 at the door. 475-7148. [map]


 6 & 8:30 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]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"Wine, Women, and Song XVI Reprise": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Nov. 10 & 11. Monica Swartout-Bebow directs an elegant evening of jazz, classical, and cabaret songs showcasing noted local women singers, including Laurie Atwood, Linda Beaupre, Sue Booth, Roxy Diederich, Shelley MacMillan, Deanna Relyea, Swartout-Bebow, Lisa Tucker-Gray, and Kathy Waugh. With pianist Tyler Driskill. Wine is served. This popular event usually sells out.
8 p.m. (Sat.) & 6 p.m. (Sun.), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$50 (students, $10) at a2tix.com/events. Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Sam Ross: Northside Community Church.

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This U-M senior performs his jazz-gospel compositions on piano. With bassist Andy Peck and drummer David Ward.
7 p.m., NCC, 929 Barton. Free. 662-6351. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Nov. 11 & 25. Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. Singers and players of all acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by local veteran musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The 2nd Sunday of each month features a focus song, followed by jamming. The 4th Sunday features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming. Also, on Nov. 18, there is a session for songwriters to try out their new work and get critiques (Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 LIttle Lake Dr.).
7-9 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 998-9353. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Hello Sunshine x Together Live": Together Live (Michigan Theater).

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Live all-woman storytelling and musical program with comedian Cameron Esposito, writer Priya Parker, musician MILCK, and former Christian parenting and lifestyle blogger Glennon Doyle and her wife, U.S. Women's soccer star Abby Wambach.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $75-$85 in advance at ticketmaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets, & at the door. (800) 745-3000. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Owl Night Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Shawn Severance leads a hike through hills and wetlands to call for owls. Age 12 & up welcome.
7-9 p.m., Park Lyndon North, 18801 N. Territorial, Chelsea. Free. 971-6337. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Rising Appalachia: The Ark.

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Acclaimed young Atlanta ensemble fronted by the sibling duo of singer-songwriters Leah Song and Chloe Smith whose soul-based music draws on elements of folk and world music. Instrumentation includes banjos, fiddles, and a wide array of percussion instruments. Opener: Be Steadwell, a Washington, D.C., a cappella pop-soul singer-songwriter.
7:30 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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Veterans Day Concert: Concordia University.

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U.S. Army Band trumpeter Chuck Seipp and Arlington National Cemetery organist Randall Sheets perform a tribute to Veterans that includes classical, virtuoso, and lyrical works.
7:30 p.m., Concordia University Chapel of the Holy Trinity, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7537. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"8 Pointless Minutes: A Long Form Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to form groups to perform an 8-minute improv sketch. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 11:25, 5, & 8 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.


 11:45, 2:20, & 7:30 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: EventJazz

Jazz originals and standards by different piano-based trios and quartets each show, led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Ravens Club: "Sol Jazz Sundays."

A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by a different guest each week. Tonight: vocalist Heather Black. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam."

Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

This local 10-piece big band is one of the few to specialize in the old- time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Arrangements by the renowned early-jazz pianist James Dapogny and tubaist Chris Smith. [venue info]

 
 


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