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Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 18, 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]



 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]


 9:30 a.m. 

"End-of-the-Year Chili Scramble": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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A 2-person golf scramble (both players hit the best ball on every shot). Open to all golfers; no handicaps. Continental breakfast, chili, & chili dogs.
9:30 a.m., Leslie Park Golf Course, 2120 Traver Rd. $50 per team (includes greens fee, lunch, & prizes). Preregistration required. 794-6245. [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]



 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. and Sun. except Nov. 11 & 25. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Nov. 4 & 7: "Super Senses: Sight!" Nov. 14: "Super Senses: Smell!" Nov. 18 & 21: "Super Senses: Touch!" Nov. 28: "Super Senses: Sound!"
10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [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.-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]


 11:15 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.


 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Pop-Up Makerspace": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Nov. 17 & 18. Hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: "Make It Float!"
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov. 17) & Noon-4 p.m. (Nov. 18), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [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]


 12:30 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]



 12:30-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Bear Says Thanks Storytime & Craft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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For kids in grades preK-3.
12:30-1 p.m., AADL Downtown Youth Story Corner, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 12:55 p.m. 

"Castle in the Sky": Fathom Events.

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Nov. 18-20. (Hayao Miyazaki, 1986). Dubbed (Nov. 18 & 20) and subtitled (Nov. 19) screenings of this classic Studio Ghibli anime film about 2 children's race to find a flying castle. Note: The Nov. 20 screening is at Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only.
12:55 p.m. (Nov. 18) & 7 p.m. (Nov. 19 & 20), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Chesstastic!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids and adults invited to play chess. Sets provided.
1-4 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Gaming Tournaments: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Nov. 17: "Splatoon 2: Hyperlocal Splat Fest." For adults and teens in grade 6 & up. Nov. 18: "Mario Kart." For all ages.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th floor meeting rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Pet Loss Support Group: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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It's never easy to lose a pet, and when you consider them, as we do, a member of the family, the loss can be difficult and extremely sad.
HSHV and Blue Dog Counseling have partnered to provide a support group on preparing for and dealing with the loss of a pet.
Colleen O'Brien, founder of Blue Dog Counseling, is an expert at developing creative therapeutic interventions to support individuals, couples, families, and other groups. Her personal commitment to animal welfare, her own experience as a devoted pet owner, and a passion for supporting people led her to create Blue Dog Counseling. Côlleen is dedicated to providing a safe, open, and creative space for discussion. A place where you can take time for yourself.
Group is held monthly in the HSHV conference room.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Free. Donations accepted. colleen@bluedogcounseling.com www.hshv.org/events [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.


 1-1:40 p.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Robinsongs for Kids director Robin Robinson presents a program of music and movement for babies through 5-year-olds, accompanied by an adult.
1-1:40 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [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).


 1:30-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Waterloo Sandhill Crane Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Slow/moderate paced ride, 25-45 miles, in and around the quieter roads of the Waterloo Recreation Area, which concludes back at the Haehnle Nature Sanctuary to watch the cranes roost for the evening. Bring a picnic supper, if you'd like.
1:30-5:30 p.m., meet at the Haehnle Nature Sanctuary (north side of Seymour Rd., 1 mi. west of Race Rd.), Chelsea. Free. 424-2802.


 2 p.m. 

Andrew Anderson.

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An accomplished accompanist, chamber musician, and soloist, this veteran local pianist performs a program highlighted by Chopin's rich and varied Sonata in B Minor, which Anderson calls "the apotheosis of Chopin's engagement with the music of Bach" because of its contrapuntal texture and motivic development. The program also includes works by Bach and Mozart.
2 p.m., Faber Piano Institute, 3042 Creek Dr. Donation. 665-7346. [map]


 2-4 p.m. 

Family Dance: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Callers lead contras and square dances to live music. For kids, accompanied by an adult. Followed by Grange-baked cookies and cocoa.
Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $12 per family (members, free). 769-1052. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Jonathan Putnam: Aunt Agatha's/Ann Arbor District Library.

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This nationally renowned trial lawyer and amateur Lincoln scholar discusses Final Resting Place, the latest in his Lincoln & Speed historical mystery series, in which Abe Lincoln and his best friend work to discover the assassin of a prominent local politician during a 4th of July fireworks show.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200. [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! 

The Raisin Pickers: Ypsilanti District Library.

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Join this Manchester, Michigan-based string band plays a deft mix of rustic Appalachian music, old time swing, bluegrass, and Louisiana bayou sounds.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 7344824110. skonen@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org [map]



 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving": Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Bill Melendez & Phil Roman, 1973). Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's house for Thanksgiving dinner. Popcorn, toast, pretzels, and ice cream sundaes served. If you like, come dressed as your favorite Peanuts character to get entered into a drawing for a gift card.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m. 

"Cabaret": U-M MUSKET.

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Nov. 16-18. Isabel Olson directs students in the popular Fred Ebb and John Kander Broadway musical about decadence in Germany during the rise of Nazism, based on Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Diaries. A dark, unsettling drama whose power is sharpened by its seductive, glittery surface, the story follows the romance between an American writer and a sultry British cabaret performer.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $13 (students, $7) in advance at ummusket.org, at the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 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 p.m. 

"Hello Dolly!": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun. (except Nov. 22), Nov. 15-Dec. 23. This local professional theater company performs Jerry Herman's long-running musical about a charismatic, opportunistic woman out to make a quick buck. Complications arise when she tries to play matchmaker to the wealthy Horace Vandergelder. The score includes such memorable songs as "Put on Your Sunday Clothes," "It Only Takes a Moment," and the title tune.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Thurs.; $36 (seniors, $34; youth & groups of 10 or more, $32) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $34 (seniors, $32; youth & groups of 10 or more, $30) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Milk Like Sugar": EMU Theatre Department.

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Nov. 16-18. Local actor (and U-M alum) Ariel Pompey directs EMU drama students in Kirsten Greenidge's Obie-winning 2011 play about 3 African American teen girls who vow to get pregnant as a way to improve their lives. The Village Voice praised it as "an urban, African-American subworld that displays, for once, neither the brutalizing clichés of a poverty-stricken ghetto nor the discomfiting artificiality of a talented-tenth safe haven."
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Sponberg Theatre, Quirk Hall, Ypsilanti. Tickets $10 in advance at emutix.com, by phone (487-2282), and at the door. 487-1221.


 2 p.m. 

"Mother Hicks": Greenhills School.

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Nov. 16-18. Emily Wilson-Tobin directs Upper School students in local playwright Suzan Zeder's powerful drama about 3 social outcasts living in the Midwest during the Great Depression.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Nov. 18), Greenhills School Campbell Center for the Performing Arts, 850 Greenhills Dr. Tickets $10 (students & seniors, $5). 769-4010. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Passing Strange": U-M Musical Theatre Department.

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Nov. 15-18. Broadway actor Tiffany Rachelle Stewart directs musical theater students in the 2008 rock musical by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, members of the L.A. psych-pop band The Negro Problem. The semi-autobiographical story focuses on a rebellious young black man who rejects his middle class religious upbringing in mid-70s L.A. to seek what he calls "the real" in Amsterdam and Berlin. The critically acclaimed art-pop/R&B score celebrates youthful idealism about art and love, occasionally tempered with the reflections years later of an older, wiser artist.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $30 (students, $12) at the Michigan League Box Office in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Paul Rand: The Designer's Task": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of posters, book covers, and packaging designs by this 20th-century designer with a minimalist aesthetic.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"The Addams Family": Young People's Theater.

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Nov. 15-18. Caroline Huntoon directs young local actors in Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman, and Rick Elice's darkly comic 2010 musical based on the ghoulish characters in Charles Addams' classic cartoon-turned-TV series. The plot concerns the troubles that ensue when daughter Wednesday announces her intention to marry a normal boyfriend.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 1 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets $15 (seniors age 65 & over and youth age 18 & under, $10) in advance at muto.umich.edu & the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 763-TKTS. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"The Great Standards: What Makes Them So Great?": All about the Trio (Kerrytown Concert House).

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U-M jazz piano professor Ellen Rowe leads her trio in one of her popular lecture-concerts. With bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers.
2 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$30 (students, $10). Reservations recommended. kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 3-7 p.m. 

Hanukkah Bazaar: Women of Temple Beth Emeth.

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Nov. 17 & 18. Sale of gelt, candles, dreidels, menorahs, gift wrap, toys, cards, kitchen items, music, jewelry, and more.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sat.) & 3-7 p.m. (Sun.), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free admission. 665-4744. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Can Abstract Art Be About Politics?": UMMA.

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U-M curator Christina Olsen discusses the current exhibit, Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s.
3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Curating the Ultimate Cheese Board for Your Holiday Parties": Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

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Whole Foods cheesemonger Michael Donnelly discusses different types of cheeses, as well as accompanying fruits, spreads, nuts, olives, charcuterie, bread, and crackers. Tastings.
3-5 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Malletts Creek Branch. Free. 327-4200.


 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]


 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 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Youth Chamber Singers & Michigan Youth Women's Chorale: U-M School of Music.

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Mark Stover and Julie Skadsem conduct these ensembles of young area musicians in Jon Washburn's "Tango to Evora," Robert Applebaum's "Ani Ma'amin," Susan Brumfield's "No Time," Moses Hogan's "Ride on, King Jesus," Elaine Hagenberg's "It Is Not Always May," Paul John Rudoi's "If I Were a Dog," and more.
4 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [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.


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Carmen Pelton & Martin Katz: U-M School of Music.

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Soprano Pelton and pianist Katz, both U-M music professors, perform Liszt's settings of 4 Victor Hugo poems, Samuel Barber's 10-song cycle Hermit Songs, Hugo Wolf's setting of passages from Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjarhre, and Debussy's "Proses Lyriques," which features Debussy's own lyrics.
4:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 5 p.m. 

"Cocktail Class: Thanksgiving Cocktails": Tammy's Tastings.

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Pages of food magazines have been devoted to the question of which wine to pair with Thanksgiving dinner. We say "don't bother with wine at all!" In this class you'll get to mix and sample a variety of cocktails that are perfect for your Thanksgiving entertaining. We'll be echoing flavors from the table, as well as exploring punches and drinks that can be scaled up to handle the crowd. Classes are hands-on and include 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-thanksgiving-cocktails/ [map]


 5 p.m. 

"Mike Agranoff American Troubadour": Caileigh House Concerts.

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Mike Agranoff is a folk musician and storyteller, known for his often hilarious folk song parodies and clever stories, though he also performs thoughtful heartfelt songs. Refreshments provided; please email for reservations and directions.
Ann Arbor location TBA. Donation. $15. houseconcerts@outlook.com http://www.mikeagranoff.com/



 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 p.m.  Free! 

FREE Yoga Class: Om of Medicine.

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Our free yoga class continues on Sunday, October 21, 2018.
Led by the amazing teacher, Abby Dawson, this class is for all experience levels. Learn more about the practice, and re-energize for the week with this peaceful hour-long class.
Please bring your own mat (we have a few extras just in case).
All guests are welcome, and do not need a medical card to attend.
For more information and to RSVP please message us or call 7343698255.
Om of Medicine, 111 S. Main Street. Free. 7343698255. info@omofmedicine.org omofmedicine.org [map]



 5 p.m. 

Mike Agranoff: Caileigh House Concerts.

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Performance by this veteran New Jersey folk singer-songwriter and storyteller, who plays everything from funny folk parodies to heartfelt songs. Refreshments.
5 p.m., email for location. $15 donation. houseconcerts@outlook.com.


 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]


 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]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fireside Fun": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All invited to sit around a campfire, roast marshmallows, and swap stories. If you like, bring camping chairs and the rest of the s'mores fixings (marshmallows provided).
6:30-8 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Reign of Pops":: Michigan Pops Orchestra.

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Rotem Weinberg directs this playful 100-member ensemble, the only student-run orchestra on campus, in works Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Finale, Disney songs, "Hail to the Victors," and more.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $8 (students, $5; Ann Arbor Public School kids and kids in daycare, free) in advance at michtheater.org and at the door. Michiganpops.org, 668-8463. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

24th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service: Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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Music, readings, and meditations by local representatives from many faith traditions. This year's theme is "Celebrating Compassion and Beauty." All encouraged to donate nonperishable food or money for those in need. Refreshments.
7-9 p.m., Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 424-1535. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Cozine Welch: Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Performance by this U-M Prison Creative Arts Project instructor, who was incarcerated at age 17 and released just last year, after serving 18 years. His free verse poems explore the dehumanization of mass incarceration and poverty.
7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Jonathan Franzen: Literati Bookstore.

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This acclaimed NYC-based novelist and writer reads from The End of the End of the Earth, his new collection of essays and speeches written in the past five years that explore everything from his complex relationship with his uncle to the global seabird crisis. Signing.
7 p.m., Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. Tickets $30 (includes a copy of the book) in advance at eventbrite.com (search for "Jonathan Franzen"). 585-5567. [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. 

"Passion & Perseverance: A Gershwin Musical Revue": Kickshaw Theatre Fundraiser.

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Local pianist Tyler Driskill directs local vocalists in an all-Gershwin program, highlighted by "Someone to Watch Over Me," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "Embraceable You," and "Our Love Is Here to Stay." Wine pull.
7 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. Tickets $50 in advance at kickshawtheatre.org. 203-0556. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Amy I-Lin Cheng: U-M School of Music.

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This U-M piano professor performs Mozart's Fantasy in C Minor, Schumann's Fantasy in C Major, and Laura Schwendinger's Van Gogh Nocturnes. She's joined by pianist Hyejin Cho in Debussy's Petite Suite for Piano Four Hands.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Gabriel Kahane: The Ark.

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The acclaimed young Brooklyn (NY) singer-songwriter and pianist Kahane describes himself as "the bastard child of Alban Berg and Rufus Wainwright." He possesses a warm yet buoyant baritone voice, and his music is an elegantly inventive and theatrical blend of classical, jazz, pop, and folk idioms. "At times he combined a pop balladeer's directness with a jazz singer's fluid phrasing, reaching new heights of expressiveness," writes a New York Times reviewer.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $15 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! 

U-M Chamber Jazz Ensembles: U-M School of Music.

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Nov. 18 & 19. Jazz and contemporary improv students perform standards and originals in small groups.
7:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 8 p.m. (Mon.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Nov. 4 & 18. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

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

Blind Pig: The Sea and Cake

Jazz-inflected indie rock by this veteran Chicago trio. $16 ($18 at the door). 9 p.m.-1 a.m. [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: saxophonist & clarinetist Vincent York. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: The Parsnips

Ypsilanti pop-rock quartet. [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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