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Calendar of Events

Monday, February 25, 2019






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Master Kim Instructs Senior Student

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 Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 10:00 a.m.  Free! 

"Bob Palmerton Pastels - Landscape Paintings Exhibit": Saline District Library.

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The Saline District Library is hosting an exhibit of landscape pastels by Bob Palmerton. The exhibit runs through Friday, March 29th. Bob's pastel paintings feature scenes from local and international settings, national and state parks, and much more. Bob's work can be viewed online at www.palmertonimages.com.
Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Road, Saline. Free. bob@palmertonimages.com www.palmertonimages.com [map]



 10 a.m.-noon 

"Chinese 5": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Learn Chinese language and culture. Students will learn Chinese characters and basic sentences, so they can carry on Chinese conversation. This Study Group led by Angela Yang will meet Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., February 25 - June 24.
Bank of Ann Arbor, 2601 Plymouth Rd. $50. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10 a.m.  Free! 

Art Exhibition: Householdments, John DeHoog: U-M Residential College.

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DeHoog's exhibit demonstrates his pleasure at working between the disciplines of sculpture and furniture and is influenced by makers from the around the world from Aleutian Island kayak makers to Japanese temple builders. Householdments challenges assumptions about stability, composition, and appropriateness while treating each object like a compositional puzzle to be solved. Most of the work is constructed in wood available from our local region thanks to the variety available but also due to the artist's sensitivity to the costs of transport and tropical deforestation.
Residential College Art Gallery, 701 East University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/61098-15033968.html [map]



 10-11:30 a.m. 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 14-Apr. 22. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. Its spring concert is Apr. 26.
10-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com; 665-9271. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Winter Democratic Rides: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun.-Fri. The assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
10 a.m. (Sun.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), meet at the Barton Nature Trail parking lot (Mon.-Fri.), 1010 W. Huron River Dr. and Wheeler Park (Sun.), N. Fourth Ave. at Depot. Free. 649-9762 (Mon.-Fri.), 996-9122 (10 a.m. Sun.), & 347-1259 (1 p.m. Sun.). [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensation Stations": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All toddlers ages 18 months-3 years invited to drop in to engage their senses by scooping, pouring, squeezing, and shaking a variety of materials.
10:30-11:15 a.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Understanding Grief Workshop": GrieveWell.

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Join us for a free 1 hour workshop
Did you know that there are healthy ways to grieve? The first step is to understand this painful but important part of life. During this presentation, you will learn about grief and the effects it has on one's physical and emotional health. You will receive information and resources to help you move through your grief journey in a way that leads toward healing. This presentation is for those who are mourning the death of a loved one, those supporting someone who is grieving, or for those who want more information about grief.
Grieve Well: Understanding Grief
Feb. 25, 11 AM - 12 PM
Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch
Meeting Room B
Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch, 2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. 7349750238. larrea@grievewell.com www.grievewell.com [map]



 Noon-3 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Lunch (reservations required) available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3).
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs., except July 4. 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]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"Everything You Want to Know about China": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This is a discussion group about everything related to China. If we cannot get the answers to your questions immediately, we will try to provide the source of information.
Yi Keep, your instructor, is Chinese and has lived in the U.S. since 1984. This Study Group will meet select Mondays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., February 25 and March 25.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C. $15. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 4:30 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: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatre.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Leonardo Trasande & Mona Hanna-Attisha: U-M School of Public Health.

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NYU pediatrics and environmental medicine professor Trasande and MSU pediatrics professor Hanna-Attisha discuss their new books. Trasande's Sicker, Fatter, Poorer is about hormone-disrupting chemicals in our everyday surroundings. Hanna-Attisha's What the Eyes Don't See is about the research she conducted to prove that Flint children were being exposed to lead. Signing.
4:30 p.m., SPH building, 1415 Washington Heights. Free. 764-5425. [map]


 4:45 & 7:30 p.m. 

"Cold War": State Theatre.

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Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018). B&W Romeo-and-Juliet story set in post-WWII Poland. Polish, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 5:15 & 8:30 p.m. 

"Capernaum": Michigan Theater.

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(Nadine Labaki, 2018). Drama about a Lebanese boy who sues his neglectful parents for the "crime" of giving him life. Arabic, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5:15 p.m. 

"If Beale Street Could Talk": State Theatre.

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(Barry Jenkins, 2018). Romantic drama about a pregnant woman whose fiancé is falsely accused of a crime.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 6-7:15 p.m. 

"Intro to Aerial Arts": A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less an instructor coaches multiple students on the aerial silks

If you are new to the aerial arts, this is the class for you!
Take your first flight on the aerial fabrics, static trapeze, and lyra, all in this 75 minute class for absolute beginners! Each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary. It is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body!
This intro level class will repeat the same curriculum each week, focusing on basic skill on all apparatus, including ascent/descent, mount/dismount, foot locks, coming to seated and standing on the bar, and hollow body position. It should be repeated until your instructor clears you for beginning level classes.
Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Managing Gastrointestinal Impacts of Cancer Treatment at CSC": Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.

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MANAGING GASTROINTESTINAL IMPACTS OF
CANCER TREATMENT at CSC
Thomas Enzler, MD, PhD, University of Michigan
Gastrointestinal distress is common among cancer
patients and survivors and can be one of the most
challenging aspects of living with a cancer diagnosis.
This free workshop will explore the causes of GI issues
during and after cancer treatment, as well as tips for
management, discussion and Q&A. Monday, February
25, 6-7:30 pm
Call 734-975-2500 to RSVP
Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, 2010 Hogback Road, Suite 3. Free. 734-975-2500. info@cancersupportannarbor.org cancersupportannarbor.org [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Exhibit Opening & Reception: "she was here, once" by Nastassja E. Swift: Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

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Join artist Nastassja Swift to celebrate the official opening of her solo exhibition in the Lane Hall Gallery.
This reception is presented in collaboration with the Narrating Black Girls' Lives Conference. Book sales and signing with keynote speaker, Dr. Saidiya Hartman will also take place during this reception.
about the exhibition:
The mobility and displacement of the Black body, from port to holding cell, to ward and out, is a history that is embedded in our communities socially, culturally and geographically. Alluding to feelings of pain, otherness, power and triumph, "she was here, once" features work that illustrates a moment of remembrance and reflection on the women who have roamed these spaces before us. Consisting of wearable fiber sculptures, mixed media installation and film, the exhibition traces the ancestral footsteps of the Black woman in Richmond, Virginia.
Lane Hall, 204 S. State Street. Free. 7347649567. irwg@umich.edu irwg.umich.edu [map]



 6 p.m. 

Nei-Gong Class: Sun Shen.

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The SUN SHEN Nei-Gong System is a comprehensive system of meditation practices to build awareness and ability to harness and cultivate your own energy system and mind. With these practices you will learn how to increase your energy, balance your energy system, increase your energy flow and relaxation, and experience greater pleasure. This class is great for anyone who would like to enhance their health, their energy healing skills, mental calm and focus, and capacity for experiencing pleasure and happiness. Classes are held Monday at 6pm. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Displaced Children in an Uncertain World Lecture": U-M Residential College.

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This lecture is on Victim/Persecutor with Gillian Eaton, award-winning actress, director, and Prof. U-M School of Theatre, Music and Dance.
Room 1423, East Quadrangle, 701 East University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/59958-14803944.html [map]



 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Washtenaw Climate Reality": Mary Garton.

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Our mission is to support action to combat the climate crisis so we can make the transition to a clean energy economy and protect the welfare of the planet and its citizens. Members can network with other climate activists, recruit additional volunteers, take local action, and become a force for climate solutions in their community. The Climate Reality Project and this local group will offer resources, materials, and training to help you become a better advocate and climate educator.
meetings are held the last Monday of each month
Ann Arbor District Libary, Downtown, 3rd floor meeting space,, 343 S 5th Avenue. Free. garton@comcast.net. garton@comcast.net [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Anissa Gray: Literati Bookstore.

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This Atlanta writer reads from and discusses The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls, her debut novel about 2 adult sisters who come back to the house they grew up in to care for the teenage daughters of their other sister after the teens' parents are arrested for stealing from both the federal government and people in their small Michigan town. The 3 sisters narrate in alternating chapters in what a Kirkus review calls "a deep dive into the shifting alliances and betrayals among siblings." Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Folk Song Sing-Along.

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All invited to join a family-oriented recreational sing-along of folk songs. Bring your guitars, ukuleles, and other instruments if you'd like to jam along as well. Lyrics and chords are projected on a screen for singers and strummers. Led by Lori Fithian and Jean Chorazyczewski.
7 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 426-7818. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each week begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Feb. 4: "What Your Atheist Friend Wants You to Know." Feb. 11: "What Would You Do for Love?" Feb. 18: "We Are Not Alone?" Feb. 25: "Why, God? When Personal Tragedy Doesn't Make Sense."

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7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7:45 p.m. 

"The Favourite": State Theatre.

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(Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018). Period drama set in 18th-century England about 2 women competing for the affection of the eccentric and sickly Queen Anne. Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 8 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: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ravens Club: Bickley/Kramer/Roe

Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe. [venue info]

 
 


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