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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 12, 2019






 
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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 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]



 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]


 9:45 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 to 11:30 a.m. 

"Macroeconomics Prospects for Us and the Globe": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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After an unusually slow recovery from the global recession in 2008, macroeconomic conditions in the U.S. have improved markedly over the past few years. Economic growth has also improved in other countries, though the pace of that expansion has become increasingly uneven, and prospects for future growth have become increasingly uncertain. This lecture will consider how escalating trade tensions and policy shifts in the U.S. are likely to impact U.S. and global growth going forward.
Speaker Kathryn Dominguez is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She teaches in the Ford School and the Department of Economics, where she also serves as the Director of the Honors Program. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Yale University, and taught at Harvard before joining the Michigan faculty in 1997.
Washtenaw Community College, Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Drive. $10 Day Pass - $25 five lecture series (see the web site). 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu. https://www.olli-umich.org/ [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 Mar. 4. 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. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Mar. 4), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 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]



 10-10:30 & 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. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m., except Mar. 5. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

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

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

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-noon 

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! 

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]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Macroeconomic Prospects for the U.S. and Globe": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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U-M economics professor Kathryn Dominguez discusses the economic effect of escalating trade tensions and U.S. policy shifts.
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 for the 10-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Thyme to Think about Spring": Good Thyme Garden Club.

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Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission naturalist Shawn Severance discusses spring wildflowers and native bees. Followed by a group meeting.
10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 730-2947. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Early Spring Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. Our award winning Mothers Group is facilitated by both a postpartum doula and social worker. Together they have years of experience on infant development and postpartum adjustment. The six week series begins each class with group discussion on a topic pertinent to early parenthood such as getting enough sleep, feeding, changes to relationships, and places to go with your baby. If you will be going back to work during the six weeks, please contact our office for a prorated rate. You may also join any time during the session for a discounted rate. This group is designed from babies from newborn to crawling.
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. $100/6 weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [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 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Tues. 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]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Mar. 12, 19, & 26. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served. Mar. 12: U-M history and American culture professor Ian Shin on "Prizes of the 'Great Upheaval': The International Politics and Business of Chinese Art During World War I." Mar. 19:Tsinghua University (Beijing) economics professor Yingyi Qian on "China's Universities in Perspective." Mar. 26:Penn State political science professor Boliang Zhu on "Government Campaigns and Policy Positioning of Businesses in China."
Noon-1 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Tour the Tileworks: Motawi Tileworks.

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Every Tuesday at 1pm and Thursday at 11am, rain or shine, 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 https://www.motawi.com/pages/tour-the-tileworks [map]



 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Program: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor/Washtenaw Literacy.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation/culture, pronunciation/presentation practice, writing practice, and book groups for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available. NOTE: Church remains locked at all times. Follow instructions for entry at the side doors.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [map]


 2, 4:45 & 8 p.m. 

"Captain Marvel": State Theatre.

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(Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, 2019). Superhero origin story. Brie Larson.
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.


 2-4 p.m. 

"Origins of the Italian Renaissance": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Most people, if asked about the Italian Renaissance, would respond with something about Leonardo di Vinci or Michelangelo. But from where did these artists get their ideas and who hired them to create their masterpieces?
This class will introduce students to the art and literature of what is called the proto-Renaissance of the 14th and early 15th centuries. We will take a look at Dante's Divine Comedy, Petrarch and the origins of the Italian sonnet and Boccaccio's Decameron, the introduction of which is the only contemporary account of the Plague. The background for all of these accomplishments was the rise of the merchant class and the social and economic repercussions of the arrival of plague in 1347.
Be ready for a little homework so you can come prepared to discuss and ask questions. This Study Group led by Susan Nenadic will meet Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., March 12 - April 9.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Street, RM 7/8. $30. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 2 p.m. 

"Ypsilanti Memory Cafe": We Care Connect recommended by Alzheimer's Association.

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Please Join We Care Connect Memory Cafe for snacks, activities and time to socialize. Call Monica or Shonda at the Ypsilanti Senior Center for more information at 734-483-5014
Ypsilanti Senior Center, 1015 N. Congress St., Ypsilanti. 734-483-5014. alz.org/mglc [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

We Care Connect Memory Cafe: Ypsilanti Senior Center.

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This new program is free for caregivers and persons living with memory loss to engage in social conversation, creative and entertaining activities, and develop friendships for mutual support while relieving the mental and physical stress that Alzheimer's disease or related dementia brings to daily interactions, tasks, and responsibilities. Comfortable seating, coffee bar, and soothing music are added features to enter a welcoming non-judgement environment.
Ypsilanti Senior Center, 1015 N. Congress St, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-483-5014. ypsilantiseniors@sbcglobal.net www.ypsiseniorcenter.org [map]


 2:30, 5:30 & 8:15 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]


 2:30 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.


 3, 5:45, & 8:30 p.m. 

"Apollo 11": Michigan Theater.

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Documentary featuring never-before-seen footage of the first moon landing.
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]


 3 p.m. 

"Never Look Away": Michigan Theater.

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(Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2019). An artist is tormented by his childhood in Nazi Germany. German, 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]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison": U-M Wallace House.

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Talk by Iranian American journalist Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post Tehran bureau chief who was convicted of espionage in a closed-door trial in Iran in 2015.
4-5:30 p.m., Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Free. 998-7666. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Special Collections After Hours: History of the Stars": U-M Library.

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Display of manuscripts and early printed books documenting the early history of astrology and astronomy, including a 1-page manuscript where Galileo recorded his observations of Jupiter's moons for the first time.
4-7 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library 6th floor, enter from the Diag. Free. 936-2311.


 4:30-7 p.m. 

Lenten Fish Dinner: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

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Every Fri., Mar. 8-Apr. 12. Hand-battered fried cod, baked tilapia, mac & cheese, sautéed green beans, roasted red potatoes, French fries, salad bar, rolls with butter, and coffee & tea. Fish sticks and grilled cheese for kids. Soda, desserts, & tomato parmesan soup available.
4:30-7 p.m., St. Francis Parish Activities Center, 2250 E. Stadium. $10 (seniors age 62 & over, $9; kids, $6). 769-2550, ext. 0. [map]


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Uncle Tom's Cabin in Korea: Translating Blackness Across the Pacific": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies.

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Talk by University of Washington American ethnic studies professor Jang Wook Huh.
4:30 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-1825. [map]


 4:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"What's Up with Authoritarian Elections?": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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Panel discussion with political science faculty and international experts.
4:30-6:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 5 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.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Duo Montagnard: U-M School of Music.

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Saxophonist Joseph Murphy and classical guitarist Matthew Slotkin perform the world premiere of a work by U-M alum Stacy Garrop. Also, works by alums John Anthony Lennon, Michael Djupstrom, and others.
5 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Watkins Lecture Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Citizen: An American Lyric": The Neutral Zone Book Club.

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Every Mon.-Wed. All teens invited to discuss Claudia Rankine's celebrated 2014 book, a genre-bending blend of poetry and criticism exploring racism in American life. In conjunction with the "NEA Big Read" (see Mar. 7 listing).
5-6:30 p.m., Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington. Free. 214-9995. [map]


 5:15 & 7:45 p.m. 

"Greta": State Theatre.

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(Neil Jordan, 2019). Thriller about a young woman who befriends a lonely widow harboring a deadly agenda. ChloŽ Grace Moretz.
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 p.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap knitting tips.
6-9 p.m., call for location. Free, $2 monthly dues. meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/, 945-3035.


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do: Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, 2-part series. Part 1 provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part 2 has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when teen substance use is suspected, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part 2 ends with adults and teens hearing a talk by a young person in recovery from a substance use disorder. The series is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the WISD/LESA Health Educators' Learning Network (supporting and advocating for Whole School, Whole Community, and the Whole Child Approach-WSCC,) and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. The series is inclusive of parents/guardians, teens, other family members, professionals and students - all are welcome. Registration is not required.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Exhibition Room, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs [map]



 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Beat Lab Music Tools": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Apr. 16 & 30. All grade 6-adult invited to try out samplers, synths, and drum machines from the AADL Music Tools collection. AADL staff available to answer questions.
6-8 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Swift Death and Steady Resurrection: Salvage Anthropology and U.S. Museums": University of Michigan Museum Studies Program.

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This presentation will explore salvage anthropology, a movement spurred by threats of extinction faced by indigenous societies that brought millions of material culture objects into museums. As a result, questions have arisen for museums such as what to do with stolen artifacts, stolen knowledge, and thousands of human remains.
University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 South State Street. Free. 734-936-6678. ummsp@umich.edu http://ummsp.rackham.umich.edu/ [map]



 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Knits & Crochets.

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All invited for informal socializing and to share tips while working on their projects.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL McKune Room (if available), 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. To confirm location, contact Mary Budzinski at marybudz@me.com or 846-3826. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Swift Death and Steady Resurrection: Salvage Anthropology and U.S. Museums": U-M Museum Studies Program.

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University of Massachusetts history professor Samuel Redman discusses this 20th-century movement to collect cultural artifacts and human remains from indigenous cultures.
6:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 936-6678. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Prisoners of Zion: American Jews, Human Rights, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies 29th David Belin Lecture.

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Talk by University of Virginia Jewish history professor James Loeffler.
6:30 p.m., Palmer Commons Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw. Free. 763-9047. [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Tuesday Night Dinner Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride on the B2B trail, 10-20 miles, to an Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti restaurant determined by the group. Front & back lights required; reflective clothing strongly suggested.
6:30 p.m., meet at Wheels in Motion, 3402 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Using Microbials to Improve the Lives of Honeybees": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Talk by Southeast Michigan Beekeepers Association member Earl Hoffman.
6:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. A2B2club@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Mental Health": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A roundtable discussion on our internal (dys)functions.
Readings to consider:
"The myth of mental illness"
"Distinguishing between the validity and utility of psychiatric diagnoses"
"Diagnostic issues and controversies in DSM-5"
"How stigma interferes with mental health care"
"Identification of a common neurobiological substrate for mental illness"
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/027-mental-health/.
Please, consider the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

"Celebrating Women Filmmakers": State Theatre.

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Mar. 5: "Cléo from 5 to 7" (Agnès Varda, 1962). Comedy about a hypochondriac who becomes increasingly worried she has cancer. 7 p.m.

Mar. 12: "A League of Their Own" (Penny Marshall, 1992). Beloved WWII-era dramedy about 2 sisters in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. Geena Davis, Madonna, & Rosie O'Donnell. 7 p.m.

Mar. 19: "The Hurt Locker" (Kathryn Bigelow, 2009). Drama about bomb technicians in the Iraq War. 7 p.m.
7 p.m., State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ben Shapiro: U-M Young Americans for Freedom.

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Talk by this prominent conservative political commentator and writer, editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire and former editor-at-large of Breitbart News. Q&A.
7 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free; tickets required in advance. Yafumich.com, shapiroatmichigan@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. 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]


 7-9:30 p.m. 

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

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Every Tues. 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., Gretchen's House Child Care Center, 2340 Oak Valley. $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. 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 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Go-Tech Meeting: Maker Works.

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Join us for this self-proclaimed "geek show-and-tell." Makers present their creations!
We have people interested in a wide scope of topics and endeavors. Programming, robots, machining, welding, artistic creations, metal casting, anything being built. Pretty much anything someone is "Making" is welcome at a Go-Tech meeting.
Also, if you have a problem with your project ask for help and the brain trust of Go-Tech will amaze you with solutions to difficulties you haven't even explored yet. This is an open group. All are welcome and especially young makers are encouraged to bring in a project to show off.
Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 7342224911. frontdesk@maker-works https://www.maker-works.com/events/go-tech [map]



 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. 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]


 7-10 p.m. 

"$2 Tuesdays!": Pinball Pete's.

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Every Tues. beginning Jan. 8. All invited to compete in a pinball tournament of 6 games, followed by a playoff between those in the top half. Entry fees go toward cash prizes for top 3 or 4 players.
7-10 p.m., Pinball Pete's, 1214 South University. $2 entry fee plus the cost of games (75 cents to $1 per game). evan@welltrek.com, 213-2502. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Bluegrass Jam": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Mar. 12 & 26./i> All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass and bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5 fee to cover building rental. a2bluegrass.com, 794-6250. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Dinner & a Movie": Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice Latin America Task Force.

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Screening of Monseñor: The Last Journey of ”scar Romero, Ana Carrigan and Juliet Weber's 2011 documentary about the archbishop of El Salvador who was known as the voice of the poor, disenfranchised, and disappeared. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by dinner from Pilar's Tamales ($8; reservations required at icpj.org/events-calendar).
7 p.m., St. Mary's Student Parish, 331 Thompson. Free. 663-1870. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Frankenstein in Baghdad": Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss Ahmed Saadawi's 2013 sci-fi parable set in U.S.-occupied Baghdad.
7-9 p.m., 3154 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local Morris dancers lead an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. Food & drinks available.
7-10 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Tarot Workshop: Reading for Yourself": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to learn different ways to use tarot cards and interpret their symbolism. Beginners welcome. Bring your own deck, if you like.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Philharmonia Orchestra: University Musical Society.

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Mar. 12 & 13 (different programs). Finnish composer-conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen leads this London-based orchestra in a program highlighted by his Cello Concerto, with guest cellist Truls Mørk. The piece begins with a representation of chaos, out of which the cello's voice emerges. Instruments "layer with a complexity you can't necessarily follow, [as if] the cello is simultaneously generating, and being generated by, the cosmos," says a Los Angeles Times critic. The program also includes Stravinsky's The Firebird.
7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $19-$85 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Trivia Night: Sporcle.

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▪︎Prizes for 1st and 2nd place!
▪︎Start times are 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm every Tuesday evening.
▪︎Hosted by AJ Shareen!
🌮Taco Tuesday Deals
- $2 mix and match tacos (minimum of 3 tacos)
- Galbi tacos, Pollo Tacos, Cali tacos
🍻Happy Hour all day Tuesday
- 20% off all draft beers (20 beers on tap!)
- 20% off craft cocktails on tap
- 20% off all wine
- 20% off small bites
▪︎Come see what everyone is talking about!
The Circ Bar, 210 South First Street (2nd Floor). Free. 734-277-3656. www.thecircbar.com [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Michael McCarthy's 2015 book, part memoir and part environmental essay, about the importance of appreciating nature.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157.


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. 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]


 10:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Tues. 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Jesse Kramer Trio

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

Club Above: Open Mike

Hosted by Reigna Rein. Sign-up begins at 9 p.m. No cover. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo Dave Menzo

This local singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His recent CD, Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection. Photo: Myra Klarman. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Anything Goes Open Stage."

All acoustic musicians 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. His latest CD, Big Car Town, is a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Hayden Carruth

Ypsilanti singer-guitarist who plays old-time country, blues, and Appalachian music. 7-9 p.m. [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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