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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, November 28, 2018






 
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 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

"Rockin' for the Hungry": Food Gatherers.

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Food Gatherers and ann arbor's 107one will be "freezin' for a reason" outside of the Maple Road Road Kroger, broadcasting live radio while collecting donations of non-perishable food and funds for hungry people in our community. Stop by and say hi, make a donation, and learn more about food insecurity in Washtenaw County! Every $5 donated can provide 15 meals to your hungry neighbors, and your gift to Rockin' will be matched by generous community donors.
Kroger, 400 S Maple Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. 734-761-2796. development@foodgatherers.org foodgatherers.org [map]



 9 a.m.-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Cancer Care Day": Van Buren's Salon.

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We welcome with open hearts and open arms any patient diagnosed with cancer who is currently under treatment. Two free services are offered by appointment on designated days. Approval by your treating physician is needed. Please see important details on our web site under the Cancer Care Day tab, or phone for details.
Van Buren's Salon, 4377 Jackson Road. Free. 734-747-6670. http://www.vanburensalon.com/index.htm [map]


 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 

"Personal Computer Maintenance and Internet Security Tips": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This class will focus on how to protect your data and identity. Topics include antivirus software, internet threats (ransomware, phishing, etc.), backup alternatives, password best practices, wireless security tips, latest Internet/phone scams, and identity theft tips-including dealing with some of the latest data breaches.
There will be time for questions and discussion. Harvey Juster is a semi-retired IT Consultant who has guided friends, family and businesses through the task of protecting their data from internal and external threats. He holds an engineering degree from U-M and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.
This Study Group will meet Wednesday November 28 at 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 9:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 11-May 14. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]


 10 a m.-noon 

"Mindfulness - A Medicine for Soul and Body": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Mindfulness Meditation is easily accessible and amazingly effective as a treatment for chronic illness, anxiety, depression and pain. It helps us to live more easily and acceptingly with the difficulties of being human and to foster inner peace and a sense of well-being.
Research shows us that it changes our brain, making our mind sharper. Mike Murray is a Clinical Psychologist. He has studied and practiced meditation, East and West, for over fifty years. The text we'll be using for this class is "Mindfulness - Finding Peace in A Frantic World" by Mark Williams and Danny Penman.
This Study Group will begin Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. November 28 - December 19.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Storytimes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. Westgate.

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

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

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

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


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. & Wed. Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
9 a.m. (10 a.m. in Nov.), Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.


 10-11 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.-noon  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

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

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

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

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


 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Thrift Shop with Students Helping Honduras": Students Helping Honduras at U-M.

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Come out to the Michigan League Tuesday, Wednesday, AND Thursday at 10am-4pm to support education in Honduras! Students Helping Honduras is hosting a thrift shop where we will sell donated clothing, shoes, accessories, and succulents at super low prices!! All proceeds go directly towards building schools in Honduras :)
Michigan League, rooms 2 & 4, 911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $3, $5, $7. umichshh@gmail.com shhkids.org [map]



 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. except Dec. 24. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"1/2 Day Cafe": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited for pizza (Nov. 28), tacos (Nov. 29), and games.
12:30-1:30 p.m., Saline Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 12:30-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Fun": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. All invited to play board games from the Senior Center's collection.
12:30-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. 794-6250. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"How to Count like an Egyptian: OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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All cultures, past and present, have used mathematics to make sense of their lives. In this course we will explore some of the ways that different cultures have used mathematics for counting, trading, measuring, keeping track of time, scheduling religious practices, recreation, passing on cultural traditions, and design. This course requires no expertise in mathematics but should interest those who are curious about other cultures and how they lived their lives. The course will be fun and lively with lots of hands-on activities.
Instructor Joan Cohen Jones is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at EMU, where she taught mathematics for teachers. She is interested in the history of mathematics, especially how different cultures have used mathematical ideas throughout history, both formally and informally.
This study group will meet on Wednesdays, 1-3, from November 28 through December 12.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $20. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 3-5 p.m. 

"Basics of Retirement Investing": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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The class will focus on the basics of investments including stocks, bonds, mutual funds and more. You will learn your personal risk tolerance and apply it to an asset allocation model.
We will de-mystify the markets and learn how to create and re-balance a portfolio. John Sepp is a veteran of the securities industry.
He is employed by Parkland Securities, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. (Required regulatory disclosure, no products will be offered or sold at the class).
This Study Group will run Tuesdays 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. November 28 - December 12.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $20. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3 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]


 3:40 & 9:25 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.


 3:50 & 6:50 p.m. 

"Beautiful Boy": State Theatre.

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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.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4, 6:25, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Free Solo": State Theatre.

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(E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, 2018). Documentary following the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4, 7:15, & 9:25 p.m. 

"Green Book": State Theatre.

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(Peter Farrelly, 2018). Drama about an Italian American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African American classical pianist on a tour through the American south in the 1960s. Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali.
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). statetheatre.org, 668-TIME.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Academic Freedom, Old School Censorship, and Meaningful Constitutional Review": 28th Annual U-M Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom.

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Talk by University of North Carolina law professor Gene Nichol.
4 p.m., U-M Law School, Hutchins Hall, 625 S. State. Free. facultysenate.umich.edu, 764-0303. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Entering the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy": U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

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Lecture by U-M physics professor Keith Riles.
4 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre (4th floor). Free. 615-6667. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Armenian Cause, Statehood, and Democracy: Reflections on Levon Ter-Petrossian's Writings": U-M Armenian Studies Program.

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Lehigh University (PA) international relations professor Arman Grigoryan discusses the writings of the 1st President of Armenia, who was in office from 1991-98.
4-5:30 p.m., 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-7274. [map]


 4:10, 6:40 & 9:35 p.m. 

"Boy Erased": State Theatre.

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(Joel Edgerton, 2018). Drama about the true story of a gay son of a Southern Baptist preacher who's outed to his parents and is forced to decide between conversion therapy and permanent exile. Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Lucas Hedges.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:15 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]


 4:30, 6:45 & 9:10 p.m. 

"Wildlife": Michigan Theater.

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(Paul Dano, 2018). Family drama based on the Richard Ford novel about the dissolution of a marriage as seen from the point of view of the teenage son. Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5 p.m. 

"Full Body Fit": Better Living Fitness Center.

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


 5:30 p.m. 

"Full Body Fit": Better Living Fitness Center.

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


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Rich Brew: How Cafes Created Modern Jewish Culture": U-M Author's Forum.

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U-M Judaic studies professor Shachar Pinsker and U-M Arabic language and literature professor Samer Ali discuss Pinsker's book examining the importance of a network of European and American coffeehouses in shaping Jewish modernity by providing stability and familiarity in an era of urbanization and migration.
5:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-8994. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. (except Dec. 26 & Jan. 2) and Jan. 12 & 26. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6-8:30 p.m. (Saturday sessions, 1-5 p.m.), AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 & 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help from club members. Knives and block-out & rough-cut patterns for sale. Members show their work Oct. 6 at the Saline Woodcarvers Show (time TBA, Liberty School, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline).
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 6 p.m. 

The Dinner Diners: Arbor Hospice.

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Contact Cindy Palmer at 734-794-5177 for more information.
The Dinner Diners is a social group for those who have lost a spouse or partner and would like to share a meal together at an Ann Arbor Restaurant. This group is targeted at those who are still working age. Note: Each member is responsible for the cost of their own meal.
Various Ann Arbor Resaurants TBA. Pay for your own meal. 734-794-5177.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Song Writing with Jill Jack": Dexter District Library.

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This veteran Detroit singer-songwriter discusses her songwriting process.
6 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Workshop: Learn to Solder: TinkerTech.

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This is a 2-hour introduction to through-hole soldering. You will learn to identify what a good solder joint looks like, how to properly select an iron temperature, understand the difference in quality between irons, and practice your technique with a small take-home project.
This workshop is open to anyone 10 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a separately registered adult.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $30. 734-707-8019. https://shop.tinkertech.io/products/learn-to-solder-workshop [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon.-Wed., except Dec. 24 & 25. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m., 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 5700 Jackson (Tues.), and 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues.), 548-6299 (Wed.). [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Read-Along Dog": Saline District Library.

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Kids in grades 1-4 invited to read to Vedder and Summer, registered Therapaws reading dogs.
6:30-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 2-3 p.m. (Sun.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Can You Ever Forgive Me?": State Theatre.

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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.
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.


 7 p.m. 

"Yin/Restorative Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Wednesdays from 7-8pm
In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow the muscles to relax and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. Class is heated around 80 degrees.
We are located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. You may park in the parking lot across from the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses, including the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha.
Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $18. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Adult Crafts: Saline District Library.

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Crafts for adults, including felt flowers (Nov. 28), ugly sweaters (Dec. 3, bring your own sweater or sweatshirt to decorate), the paper art of iris folding (Dec. 19), hand decorated glasses (Jan. 7), felt mug cozies (Feb. 4; mugs provided, bring your own if you wish), and 6-inch clocks (Mar. 4). Supplies provided (except as noted).
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m. 

An Evening of Poetry and the Written Word: Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series.

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Featured Reader: Ken Mikolowski is the author of six books of poetry, most recently THAT THAT. His poems have been recorded by the Frank Carlberg Group and Michael Gould. Mikolowski taught poetry writing at the UM Residential College and, along with his wife Ann, was publisher, editor, and printer of The Alternative Press.
All writers welcome to read their own or other favorite poetry or short fiction afterward at open mic.
Hosted by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, and Dave Jibson
see our blog at Facebook/Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series
Crazy Wisdomn Bookstore and Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. Free. 7346652757. info@crazywisdom.net www.crazywisdom.net [map]


 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http://bridgeclubs.org/index.php?id=289. 769-3994. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Reading by local poet Ken Mikolowski, whose most recent book, That That, is a collection of playful and profound micro-poems inspired by everyday insights and philosophical concerns. Followed by a poetry and short fiction open mike.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat": U-M Ford Presidential Library.

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Retired U.S. Navy admiral Michael Giorgione discusses his 2017 book based on interviews with commanders and his own experience as the commanding officer at Camp David from 1999-2001. Book sale, signing, & reception follow.
7 p.m., Ford Library, 1000 Beal. Free. 205-0555. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness and Meditation for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant leads participants in a series of guided meditations. Bring a blanket or pillow, if you like.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us": Fathom Events.

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Nov. 24, 26, & 28 and Dec. 1. (Tetsuo Yajima, 2018). Anime about threats to the annual Wind Festival, where a creature brings wind that powers the seaside.
10 a.m. (Nov. 24, Quality 16 only), 12:55 p.m. (Nov. 24 at Emagine only & Dec. 1 at all theaters), & 7 p.m. (Nov. 26 at all theaters & Nov. 28 at Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only), 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). [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Stiff": Nicola's Books.

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Ann Arbor-born, Detroit-based writer Steve Hughes reads from and discusses his new collection of surreal, gritty short stories about people searching for home. Subjects range from a couple in an illicit affair who witness their genitals rendezvous outside their bodies to a drug-addicted sax player's encounter with a bored suburban woman. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Tai Chi for Mobility": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lecture-demo on how basic Tai Chi movements can improve balance and motor function.
7-8 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Those Who Knew": Literati Bookstore Feminist Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Idra Novey's new novel about a woman who suspects a powerful senator she was once involved with is taking advantage of a young woman.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:15 p.m. 

"Mr. Smooth's Basic Ballroom": Ypsilanti Township Recreation Department.

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"Mr. Smooth's Detroit Style Ballroom" classes offer students the opportunity to improve their health and socialize while learning ballroom style dancing.
"Mr. Smooth Certified" Instructors Orlando Arnold and Annie Gill will be teaching you this style of dance that combines the benefits of exercise with fun and grace.
SESSION I November 12- October 24, 2018 7:15 pm -8:15 pm
SESSION II November 7 - December 12, 2018 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Community Center room 204
Activity fee: $49.00
Registration due one week prior to event
18 +
Dress comfortably; leather bottom shoes preferred (no gym shoes or flip flops).
If you have health concerns, please check with your doctor first.
Ypsilanti Community Center, 2025 E Clark Rd., Ypsilanti. $49/ session. 734-544-3800. ytrd@ytown.org www.ytown.org/registration [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History of Science Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Simon Winchester's new book, The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Wed. except Dec. 26. Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dances to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week. Wear soft-soled shoes.
7:30-10 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Big Band Holidays": Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (University Musical Society).

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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer-trumpeter Wynton Marsalis leads the orchestra-widely regarded as the finest large jazz ensemble playing today-in new and traditional big band arrangements of sacred and secular Christmas music. They're joined by 2 up-and-coming NYC-based jazz vocalists, Veronica Swift and Vuyo Sotashe.
7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $19-$75 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Steiner's 1904 introduction to anthroposophy, How to Know Higher Worlds.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]


 7:45 p.m. 

"Full Metal Jokers Indoor Autumn Series": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Stand-up comedy and live music. Performers TBA.
7:45 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8. Pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled--Aaron Berofsky & Christopher Harding: U-M School of Music.

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This event has been canceled.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

Taylor Flood Haldeman Walter.

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Area stalwarts Jonathan Taylor (drums), Tim Flood (bass), Tim Haldeman (saxophone) and Justin Walter (trumpet) play at the townie bar.
No Cover.
Old Town Tavern, 122 W. Liberty St. Free. (734) 662-9291. [map]



 8 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Every Wed. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8:45 p.m. 

"The House that Jack Built": State Theatre.

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(Lars von Trier, 2018). Psychological drama/horror film that follows the development of a serial killer over the course of 12 years. Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman.
8:45 p.m., State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 9-11:30 p.m. 

"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed., except Nov. 21. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Note: Oct. 31 is a Halloween dance at the Michigan League ballroom.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. (Nov. 7 & 14) & Michigan League Ballroom (Nov. 28). $5 (students, $3; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]


 9 p.m. 

U-M Men's Basketball.

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

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

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

Nov. 23: Chattanooga. 4 p.m.

Nov. 28: North Carolina. 9 p.m.

Dec. 1: Purdue. 3:30 p.m. Sold out.

Dec. 8: South Carolina. Noon.

Dec. 15: WMU. 2 p.m.

Dec. 22: Air Force. 4 p.m.

Dec. 30: Binghamton. Noon.

Jan. 3: Penn State. 7 p.m.

Jan. 6: Indiana. 1:30 or 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 13: Northwestern. 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 22: Minnesota. 7 p.m.

Jan. 29: OSU. 9 p.m.

Feb. 9: Wisconsin. Noon.

Feb. 16: Maryland. Noon.

Feb. 24: MSU. 3:45 p.m.

Feb. 28: Nebraska. 7 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Crisler Center. Ticket prices $15-$60. 764-0247. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Marsha Gayle & Debbie Fogel

Duo of veteran Detroit jazz & blues vocalists. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Aqueous

Popular Buffalo groove-rock jam quartet. Opener: EGi, a Chicago progressive funk-rock quartet. $15. 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Canterbury House: Megan Brennan Quartet Megan Brennan

Jazz originals by an ensemble eld by saxophonist Brennan. With guitarist Max Bowen, bassist Brian Juarez, and drummer David Alvarez III. $10 (students, $5). 7-8 p.m. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Detroit Street Hot Club

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarists Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and violinist Tyler Rindo. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Slice

Veteran East Lansing pop dance quartet. [venue info]

Mash: Reeds 'n' Steel

Acoustic jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by the duo of singer and harmonica player Michael May and guitarist David Roof. [venue info]

Old Town: Taylor Flood Haldeman Walter Taylor Flood Haldeman Walter

Local jazz ensemble with area stalwarts Jonathan Taylor (drums), Tim Flood (bass), Tim Haldeman (saxophone) and Justin Walter (trumpet). [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Open Mike

All acoustic musicians invited. 7-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: The Blue Rays Trio

Eclectic blues-based trio with bassist Ralph McKee, guitarist Peter Holland, and harmonica player Tim Douthit. [venue info]

 
 


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