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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, December 4, 2018






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Co-working & Coffee": Cowork Ann Arbor.

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Come and get some work done at our downtown co-working space! We have plenty of desks, comfy leather seats, fast Wi-Fi, and free coffee. The event is free to attend, but please register at the following link so we know you're coming: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/co-working-in-ann-arbor-tickets-50670452688
Cowork Ann Arbor, 323 S Main St, Suite B. Free. 734-896-1295. info@coworkannarbor.com coworkannarbor.com [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]


 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Free Beginner Yoga Classes!": Imagine Fitness and Yoga.

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Join us for 8 FREE beginner yoga classes!
Intimidated by Yoga, want to try it out, but afraid you can't do it? With a focus on the basics, you will learn about how yoga is for EVERY BODY. 8 FREE yoga classes! On Tuesdays at 10:00am-11:00am - 10/23, 10/30, 11/6 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18. Classes taught by Nugget Burkhardt
Imagine Fitness and Yoga, 3100 West Liberty Rd. Free. 7346228119. imagine@imaginefitnessandyoga.com imaginefitnessandyoga.com [map]



 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. except Dec. 24. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. except Dec. 25. Malletts Creek.

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

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

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Dec. 24 & 25), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Storytimes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. except Dec. 24. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. except Dec. 25 Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. except Dec. 25. 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. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. except Nov. 22.Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri., except Dec. 24 & 25. Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free! 

Santa: Briarwood.

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Daily through Dec. 24. All kids invited to have their photo taken with Santa. On Dec. 2, "Caring Santa" offers "sensory friendly" visits with Santa for kids with special needs; held when the mall is closed (9-10:30 a.m.) to create a calmer environment. Dec. 9 is "Pet Photo Night" (6:30-8 p.m.); all invited to bring 4-legged, leashed, friendly pets that weigh less than 60 lbs. to have their photo taken with Santa. Note: Santa takes breaks 1-2 p.m. & 5-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.), & 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), Briarwood Von Maur court. Free (photos available for purchase; "fast passes" to avoid lines available with photo package purchase at simon.com/mall/briarwood-mall/stores/santa-photo-experience). 769-9610. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1. 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]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Nov. 20 & 27 and Dec. 4, 11, 15, & 18.. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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


 11:00 a.m. 

"Full Body Fit": Better Living Fitness Center.

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


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Tues. except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1. Activities begin at 11 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($3), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar, followed at 1 p.m. by mah-jongg, quilting, and other games & activities. Homemade buffet luncheon ($3) available at noon. All invited.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Please join us for this free one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between.
Center for Innovation (formerly St. Joe's Urgent Care), 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Why We Do What We Do": Saline Area Senior Center.

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All seniors invited to view and discuss Tony Robbins' 2006 TED Talk.
11 a.m.-noon, SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Dec. 4 & 11. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served. Dec. 4: OSU Chinese professor Patricia Sieber on "Now We See It, Now We Don't: How to Theorize Traditional Chinese Song-Drama." Dec. 11: Emory University (Atlanta) sociology professor Bin Xu on "Chairman Mao's Children and China's Difficult Past: Generation, Class, and Memory."
Noon-1 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Motawi Tileworks Tour.

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We love showing the public what we do so every Tuesday at 1pm and every Thursday at 11am we offer a free tour of the Tileworks. You can browse our studio gallery, meet our staff, learn about our company history, and observe our tile-making process firsthand. Tours typically last 60-90 minutes and are best for ages 8 to adult. Reservations are not required, however please call ahead if your party consists of 10 or more.
Motawi Tileworks, 170 Enterprise Drive. Free. 734-213-0017. tours@motawi.com www.motawi.com [map]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Holiday Movie & Popcorn for Kids": Dexter District Library.

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Screening of family-friendly movies.

Dec. 4: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Ron Howard's 2000 adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss tale starring Jim Carrey.

Jan. 2: Incredibles 2, Brad Bird's follow-up to the immensely popular 2008 animation about a family of superheroes.

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1 p.m. (Dec. 4) & 11 a.m. (Jan. 2), DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Tutoring: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation, writing practice, and book groups for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Strings Showcase: U-M School of Music.

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Top string students perform solo and ensemble chamber works.
3 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 3:55, 6:30, & 9:35 p.m. 

"Green Book": Michigan Theater.

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


 4 p.m. 

"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 p.m.  Free! 

"Connected and Automated Vehicles: Preparing for a Mixed Fleet Environment": UM Law School Problem Solving Initiative.

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You are cordially invited to attend Michigan Law School Problem Solving Initiative public capstone presentation by University of Michigan graduate and professional students entitled "Connected and Automated Vehicles: Preparing for a Mixed Fleet Environment."
South Hall room 1225, 701 S. State Street. Free. rickardj@umich.edu [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Crafternoon: Flower Dudes": SCRAP Box Ann Arbor.

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Join us for Flower Dudes! This craft can be as simple or as elaborate as you want to make it. This little flower dude will sit in its pot on your desk or shelf and bring you those sunny feelings all winter long. Store pens and pencils alongside your dude or whatever else you like Ages 5+ $8/crafter.
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. $8. 7349940012. claire@scrapbox.org scrapbox.org [map]



 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Company-Community Partnerships for Purpose and Sustainable Impact": U-M Center for Positive Organizations.

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Talk by U-M sport management professor Kathryn Heinze and U-M organizational studies professor Sara Soderstrom.
4 p.m., U-M Ross Bldg. Robertson Auditorium, 701 Tappan. Free; preregistration available at positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/events. Positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"First Tuesday Lego Club": Dexter District Library.

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


 4:15 & 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.


 4:15, 7, & 9:25 p.m. 

"The Happy Prince": Michigan Theater.

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Drama about Oscar Wilde's life after his release from prison. Rupert Everett, Colin Firth.
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 p.m.  Free! 

"Mahan, Baekje, and the Rise of States in South Korea": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies.

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U-M Korea Foundation postdoc fellow Rory Walsh discusses her research on the pottery of 7th-century Korean states.
4:30 p.m., 120 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-1825. [map]


 4:35, 6:45 & 9:25 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.


 4:45, 7:15 & 9:35 p.m. 

"Mirai": State Theatre.

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(Mamoru Hosoda, 2018). Anime about a young boy, jealous of his new baby sister, who finds a magical garden that allows him to time travel and meet different relatives, including his sister as a teenager. Japanese, subtitles.
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.


 5-8 p.m. 

Easy Street Jazz Band: Zal Gaz Grotto.

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This long-running 7-piece group plays traditional jazz and swing. Music director James Dapogny leads from the piano, along with clarinet (or sax), trumpet, trombone, guitar (or banjo), bass (or tuba) and drums. Guest vocalist some weeks. Excellent for listening or dancing. Cash cover at the door. Cards or cash for food & drink.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. 734/662-1202. zalgaz.org [map]


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Yoga for Athletes at Running Fit": Yoga Rising.

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Yoga for Athletes is a class for athletes of all abilities and experience, not to be confused with athletic yoga! Our aim is to improve performance and pleasure in athletic pursuits and to prevent injury. Much of the focus is on stretching, but we go deeper than just becoming more limber. We tone underused muscles, build mental strength and stamina with a focus on breath work, and begin to correct the body imbalances that can lead to chronic pain and injury.
Please email robin@yogarising.fit
Running Fit, 5700 Jackson Rd,, Dexter. $12/class. 7346490796. robinsp@umich.edu www.yogarising.fit [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Elizabeth Alexander: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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Reading by this acclaimed poet who read her "Praise Song for the Day" at President Obama's 2009 inauguration. Her most recent book, The Light of the World, is a memoir about her husband's death. Alexander also gives a lecture Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the UMMA Auditorium.
5:30 p.m., UMMA Apse, 525 S. State. Free. 764-6330. [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]


 6:35 & 9:05 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.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Suicide": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A roundtable discussion on our (chosen?) ends.
Readings to consider:
"The myth of Sisyphus"
"The ethics of suicide"
"Suicide: rationality and responsibility for life"
"Suicide responsibility of hospital and psychiatrist"
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings, please contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/022-suicide/.
Please consider the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/. (And your own health and well-being if you're in that place in your life right now.)
[If you and/or someone you know is currently feeling suicidal, please feel free to reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.]
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/ [map]



 7:00 p.m. 

"Full Body Fit": Better Living Fitness Center.

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


 7 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Form: Sun Shen.

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In this class, you will build a solid foundation in Tai-Chi principles in an intimate setting, with guidance and personal adjustment in the SUN SHEN 35 Form from accomplished instructors. As you learn the sequence and details of the Form, you will experience the calm, effortless power that comes from relaxed focus. Classes are held Monday at 6pm, and Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues., except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Open to all age 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Dec. 4, 11, & 18. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

Workshop: Laser Cut Jewelry: TinkerTech.

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Make either a wooden pendant (for a necklace or other use) or pair of earrings using laser cut geometric shapes or letters. Learn the basics of how to cut and engrave on a laser cutter and go home with a pendant or pair of earrings that you designed.
Students will learn the processes for preparing artwork for cutting and etching on the laser cutter and see their jewelry design cut from maple, cherry, or walnut.
This workshop is open to anyone 8 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a separately registered adult. Even if you have not yet taken the laser safety checkout class, you may still take this workshop.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $30. 734-707-8019. michael@tinkertech.io https://shop.tinkertech.io/products/workshop-custom-laser-cut-make-take-jewelry [map]



 7-8:30 p.m. 

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

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


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Elephant Trumpets": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All ages invited to make and take home a tube instrument similar to a didgeridoo.
7-8 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 7 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.
7 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free; registration requested. 794-5177.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Hanukkah with Ann Epstein": Jewish Community Center.

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This award-winning local writer reads from and discusses Tazia and Gemma, her new novel that spans 1911-1961, moving forward in time with the story of an unwed pregnant Italian immigrant and then backward with the story of her daughter's search for her father. Writer Deepak Singh calls it a "moving story of racial and religious conflicts." Followed by a menorah lighting and sufganiyot (doughnuts).
7-8:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. Preregistration required. 971-0990. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Scribe": Literati Bookstore.

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Laramie (WY)-based novelist Alyson Hagy is joined by local poet Keith Taylor in a discussion of her new novel, set in Appalachia after a civil war, about a woman who exchanges her letter-writing skills for tobacco, firewood, and other scarce resources. The story draws on traditional folktales and the history and culture of Appalachia to tell the story of the woman's harrowing journey to a crossroads in the midst of a post-apocalyptic breakdown of society. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Spice: The Variety of Life": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by PFC head baker Keegan Rodgers.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 994-4589. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Steinway History, Our History: Why It Matters and What to Do About It": U-M School of Music Musicology Lecture Series.

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Talk by Laurence Libin, Metropolitan Museum of Art musical instruments curator emeritus.
7 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Watkins Lecture Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Club members show their digital images and prints on various topics, including this month's topic, "In the Style of ..."
7:30 p.m., Forsythe Middle School media center, 1655 Newport. Free. 327-4781. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Reading Glasses Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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

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

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

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

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


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of La Fruta del Borrachero, Ingrid Rojas Contreras's novel about a 7-year-old girl living in Bogotá during the drug violence of the 1990s.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio.

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Dec. 4 & 18. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on themes of "Roads" (Dec. 4) & "Joy" (Dec. 18). The 3-person judging teams are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual GrandSLAM. Seating limited, so it's smart to arrive early.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. General admission tickets $10 in advance only at themoth.org beginning a week before each event. 764-5118. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Allegiance to Broadway": Fathom Events.

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(Greg Vander Veer, 2018). Documentary about the making of George Takei's musical, Allegiance, about his experience in a Japanese internment camp during WWII.
7:30 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Live Astrophotography": Saline District Library.

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University Lowbrow Astronomers member Brian Ottum presents large-screen projections of night sky images via live feed from his telescope in New Mexico. All ages welcome.
7:30-9 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Returning to the Spiritual Through 21st-Century Science": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Waldorf Institute of Southeast Michigan board president Judie Erb, a biochemist, discusses how recent discoveries blur barriers between science and spirituality. Erb also performs her songs to inspire contemplation.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497, (517) 927-3696. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. except Jan. 1. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8 p.m. 

Melissa Etheridge: Live Nation.

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This veteran acoustic rock troubadour's gravelly voice and punchy, heartfelt songs about love's intertwined pleasures and pains have inspired frequent comparisons to Janis Joplin. Her passionate and rambunctious stage persona--she comes off as something of a female John Mellencamp--has made her the darling of audiences around the world for nearly 3 decades. Her latest tour commemorates the 25th anniversary of her career-defining album, Yes I Am, which contains some of her biggest hits, including "Come to My Window" and "I'm the Only One."
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $35-$55 in advance at ticketmaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets, & at the door. (800) 745-3000. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Hope in Darkness": U-M School of Music.

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The U-M University Choir, Chamber Choir, and Baroque Chamber Orchestra--all ensembles of primarily music majors--perform Rheinberger's "Abendlied," Powell's "To Sit and Dream," "Elder's Three Themes of Life and Love, Hagenberg's "The Music of Stillness," Schütz's "Selig sind die Toten," Parry's "My Soul, There Is a Country," Theofanidis's Four Levertov Settings, the world premiere of Austin-based composer Craig Hella Johnsons' "Song from the Road," and Bach's "Fürchte dich nicht" and "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen." Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a lecture by U-M conducting grad student Jabarie Glass on the program.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Mad about Chamber Music": Kerrytown Concert House.

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U-M piano students perform Mozart's Piano Quartet in G minor, Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in C minor, and Brahms' Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free; donations accepted. kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 8:30 p.m. 

Opera on Tap.

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


 9:15 p.m. 

"A Star is Born": State Theatre.

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


 10:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Tues., except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Tango dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded at 9:30 p.m. by a lesson ($10).
10:30-11:30 p.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (free with lesson). sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]



 
 
 

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Aut Bar: Jesse Kramer Trio

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

Blind Pig: Protomartyr and Preoccupations

Double bill of Detroit postpunk garage bands. Opener: Rattle, a Nottingham (UK) experimental drum duo. $15 ($18 at the door). [venue info]

Club Above: Open Mike

Hosted by Reigna Rein. Sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m. No cover. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Oz's Music Environment: "Songwriters Open Mike"

All songwriters invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. He recently released his first CD in 18 years, Big Car Town, a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [venue info]

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

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

 
 


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