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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, December 5, 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]



 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. 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.  Free! 

"Folding Cards for Christmas": Dexter District Library.

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Brighton origami teacher David Larwa shows how to make Christmas cards. Bring 1 or 2 crisp $1 bills for folding.
10 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. and Sun. except Dec. 9, 23, 26, & 30. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Dec. 2 & 5: "Stories in the Snow: Animal Prints.." Dec. 12: "Stories in the Snow: Brr! It's Cold!" Dec. 16 & 19: "Stories in the Snow: Snow Day!"
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. 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.


 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.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Class, Culture, and the 'Gastarbeiters': Contested Meanings of Labor Migration in Socialist Yugoslavia": U-M Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies Noon Lecture.

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Talk by University of Regensburg (Germany) Eastern European history professor Ulf Brunnbauer. Bring a bag lunch, if you like.
Noon-1:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Renzong's Reign: A Time for Music and Culture in Northern Song China": U-M Confucius Institute.

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Shanghai Conservatory of Music professor Weiping Zhao discusses the vibrant, diverse Song Dynasty music culture from 1022 to 1063.
Noon-1 p.m., Michigan League Koessler Rm. Free. 764-8888. [map]


 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

Brown Bag Organ Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by the U-M Baroque Chamber Ensemble.
12:15 p.m., U-M School of Public Health Community Room, 109 S. Observatory. Free. 615-3204. [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]


 1-2:30 p.m. 

"Making Tasty Chocolate Bars at Home": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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With a two-dollar mold anyone can make chocolate bars as good or better than most of the bars sold commercially. Best of all it is no more difficult than making a bowl of Jell-O.
Come and see for yourself. There will be two sessions: the first making dark chocolate bars, the second making milk
chocolate bars that are superior to any available.
This Study Group led by Sydney Kaufman will be held Wednesdays December 5 and December 12 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $15. 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. except Dec. 26. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"White Elephant and Cookie Exchange Party": Saline Area Senior Center.

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All invited to bring a wrapped white elephant gift and 2 dozen of the same type of homemade cookies to exchange.
1-2 p.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Washi Tape Picture Frames": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 3-adult invited to decorate picture frames with colorful patterned tape.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-4200.


 2:45 p.m.  Free! 

Undergraduate Opera Workshop: U-M School of Music.

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U-M voice students perform art songs in styles ranging from Classical to Romantic to contemporary.
2:45 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [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]


 3-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Robo Sapiens Japanicus: Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation": U-M Science, Technology, and Society Program.

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U-M anthropology professor Jennifer Robertson reads from her new book about how Japanese robots reinforce conventional gender stereotypes and the political status quo. Panel discussion follows with U-M professors Joy Rohde (history) and Alexandra Stern (American culture).
3-4:30 p.m., 2239 Lane Hall, 204 S. State. Free. 763-2066. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Taste the World: International Snack Taste Test Day": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to taste snacks from around the world.
3-4 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 3:55, 7 & 9:20 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.


 3:55, 6:30 & 9:10 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.  Free! 

"Concussion: Reducing Brain Injuries in Youth Football": 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 "Concussion: Reducing Brain Injuries in Youth Football."
South Hall room 1020, 701 S. State Street. Free. rickardj@umich.edu events.law.umich.edu [map]


 4 & 7 p.m. 

"Sleepless in Seattle": Fathom Events.

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Dec. 2 & 5. (Nora Ephron, 1993). Classic rom-com about a recently engaged woman who becomes obsessed with meeting a widower she hears on a call-in radio show. Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan.
1 & 4 p.m. (Dec. 2) & 4 & 7 p.m. (Dec. 5), Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Tickets $11.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 316-5500. [map]


 4:05 p.m. 

"A Star is Born": State Theatre.

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


 4:10 p.m. 

"The Great Buster": Michigan Theater.

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(Peter Bogdanovich, 2018). Documentary about silent film comedian Buster Keaton.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:15 & 9:30 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.


 4:20, 6:45, & 9:35 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]


 4:25, 7:15 & 9:40 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.


 5:30 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. 

Tai-Chi Pushing Hands: Sun Shen.

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Pushing Hands is an interactive Tai-Chi training which helps you experience the world in a non-reactive, calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. Classes are held Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm by SUN SHEN Head Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang. Please contact Pastor Neuhaus at 734-845-9786 or pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Transformations of Ovid in Late Antiquity": U-M Author's Forum.

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U-M classical studies professor Ian Fielding and U-M French professor Peggy McCracken discuss Fielding's book examining the importance of Ovid's poetry of exile to the Latin poets writing in the social upheaval of the 4th-6th centuries, as the Roman Empire gradually collapsed.
5:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-8994. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"One Prayer Class": Sun Shen.

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The One Prayer is a dynamic self-management tool, custom designed for you, that you can take wherever you go and update as you learn and grow. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction. The One Prayer is about having a vision, following your heart, but is also very concrete and practical. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30pm. Contact Joanna Myers at joanna@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. joanna@sunshen.org sunshen.org [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 p.m. 

Louise Penny: Literati Bookstore.

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This immensely popular Montreal mystery writer reads from Kingdom of the Blind, the latest in her detective Gamache series. Recently suspended from his job, Gamache looks into the personal mystery of a woman he's never met who named him as executor of her will. Meanwhile, drugs he let slip through his hands while investigating a cartel have made their way to Montreal, and he takes increasingly desperate measures to retrieve them.
6 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, 494 College Pl., Ypsilanti. Tickets $30.73 (includes a copy of the book) in advance at literatibookstore.com. 585-5567.


 6 & 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-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. Also, a competitive draft game on Sundays. Prizes. Bring your own cards.
1 p.m. (Sun.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), 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. 

"What Is a Bitcoin Worth?": Ann Arbor City Club.

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Talk by U-M complex systems professor Lynette Shaw. Dinner.
6-7:30 p.m., City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $33 (members, $28). Reservations required by Nov. 30. annarborcityclub.org; 662-3279, ext. 1. [map]


 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. except Dec. 26. 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 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 & 9:10 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.


 6:50 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. 

"CatVideoFest": Michigan Theater.

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Compilation of funny and cute online cat videos. A portion of sales goes to the Tiny Lions Cat Café.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 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]


 7-11 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 p.m.  Free! 

Children's Corner Ballet: Red Shoe Company.

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Join RSC in a never before seen production of Debussy's Children's Corner! Featuring original choreography by Florence Woo and the fearless leadership of Tal Ben-Atar, RSC brings new life to Debussy's beloved classic.
Pre-show event will feature students of Skyline High School presenting their projects from a week of Creative Process classes led by RSC members.
Event is free and suitable for all ages! Poster by Abby Clemens.
University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 S State St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109. Free. Donation. 734 780 9250. florencw@umich.edu https://www.facebook.com/events/742797399431700/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

Euchre Tournament: The Session Room.

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All invited to bring a partner to play euchre. Prizes from Founders Brewing Company.
7-10 p.m., The Session Room, 3685 Jackson. Free admission. Preregistration required at tinyurl.com/ydglc34m. 585-7300. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

Scott Cook & Jon Brooks: On the Tracks Singer-Songwriter Showcase.

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Double bill. Alberta-based Cook, a self-described "prairie balladeer," has "a good eye for imagery, a gentle human touch, a wry sense of humour, a whole lot of integrity, a warm, rugged voice and a bunch of memorable lines," notes RnR Magazine (UK). His latest album is Further Down the Line. Ontario-based Brooks is "a combination of George Carlin and Leonard Cohen," notes King Weekly Sentinel. His latest album, No One Travels Alone, tackles life's deep questions using an adaptation of the type of sonnet sequence known as a "corona," where the last line of each song is the first line of the next.
7-9 p.m., Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson, Chelsea. $15 suggested donation. Info: call Annie Capps at 330-5226. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"ABCs of Washtenaw Literacy": Saline District Library.

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Washtenaw Literacy representatives discuss their work.
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Mirai": Fathom Events.

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Nov. 20 & Dec. 5. (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.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Speak Truth to Power: The Role of Journalism": The Michigan Daily (Ann Arbor District Library).

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Panel discussion with local journalists TBA addressing the role of journalists in maintaining transparency and accountability in local government and institutions. Moderator: Michigan Daily editor-in-chief Alexa St. John.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Woven Star": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to make a star-shaped Christmas ornament.
7-8 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Ypsi Storytelling Night": Concentrate/On the Ground Ypsilanti.

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Live storytelling about Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Twp. by Cherisa Allen, Keith Jason, Alice Kepchar, Dyann Logwood, Yodit Mesfin-Johnson, Heather Neff, Robin Newell, Caroline Sanders, and Muddasar Tawakkul.
7 p.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Free. Reservations requested. feedback@concentratemedia.com. [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! 

Graduate Opera Workshop: U-M School of Music.

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U-M grad voice students present staged arias and scenes from Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte and Don Giovanni, Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Puccini's La Bohème, and Bellini's Norma.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History of Books & Printing Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to join a discussion of The Diary of a Bookseller, Shaun Bythell's wry 2017 memoir about his experience owning Scotland's biggest 2nd-hand bookstore.
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.  Free! 

Visitors Night: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

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All invited to check out the trains whizzing around on the club's big, elaborate layout, housed in a depot restored by the club.
7:30-10 p.m., Michigan Central depot, 3487 Broad, Dexter. Free. 426-5100. [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]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Campus Jazz Ensemble: U-M School of Music.

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This student ensemble performs works TBA.
8 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Concert Band: U-M School of Music.

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Courtney Snyder conducts this ensemble of music majors in Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Jolley's The Eyes of the World Are Upon You, Hindemith's Symphony in B-flat Major, Gorb's French Dances Revisited, Scriabin's Nocturne no. 2, and Turrin's Fandango.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Simultaneity.

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Simultaneity is a Detroit-based trio of improvisers that strives to make music that transcends the boundaries of space and time.
Featuring:
Neal Anderson - Flugelhorn
Jonathan Hammonds - Bass
Nicole Patrick - Drums
Genre: Avant-garde Jazz, Free Improvisation
Ziggy's Cafe, 206 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. (734) 221-3961. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Viola Studio Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Performances by students of U-M viola professor Yizhak Schotten. Program TBA.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [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. Note: new showtime starts Jan. 2.
8 p.m. (through Dec. 26) 7:30 p.m. (starting Jan. 2), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 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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Dec. 5, 12, & 19. 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.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. $5 (students, $3; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]


 9:25 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Marsha Gayle & Debbie Fogel

Duo of veteran Detroit jazz & blues vocalists. [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: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [venue info]

Mash: David Roof

Local blues-rock singer-guitarist. [venue info]

Old Town: Estar Cohen Trio

Local modern jazz ensemble led by vocalist Cohen. With Fender Rhodes electric pianist Galen Bundy and drummer Travis Aukerman. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Devyn Mitchell

Plymouth pop-folk singer-songwriter. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: The Rollie Tussing Project

Ensemble led by Tussing, a nationally known local guitar virtuoso who specializes in prewar blues and jazz. [venue info]

 
 


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