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Calendar of Events

Monday, March 18, 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 a.m.-noon 

"Homer's Odyssey": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This group will do a close reading and discussion of The Odyssey, using the Robert Fagles translation. We will get to know Odysseus - that man of many ways - as a hero, master of disguise, teller of tales, skilled craftsman and husband and father. Ms. Marilyn Scott the class teacher was a lecturer in classics and great books at the University of Michigan and taught Latin and English literature at Community High School. This Study Group will meet Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., March 18 - April 29.
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Drive. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Principles of Mindfulness Part I: OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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A 6-week introduction to the theory and principles of mindfulness meditation. It offers participants: instruction in the fundamentals of mindfulness meditation; study of the psychological principles underpinning the practice; exploration of the contemplative spiritual traditions in which meditation practices originated; and guidance for applying meditative wisdom in daily life.
These sessions will be led by Instructor Bernadette Beach. The Study Group meets Mondays from 10-11:30 a.m. and runs from March 18 through April 22.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Street. $35. (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]


 10:30-11:30 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.


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Art Start": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft projects for kids aged 2-5, accompanied by an adult. Siblings welcome.
10:30-11 a.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 12:30-4 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. 

"Can We Price Carbon? OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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According to the latest IPCC report, the world must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions drastically if it is to keep global warming below 1.5 °C. Economists generally agree that the most efficient way to reduce such emissions is to put a price on the carbon content of fossil fuels, either by taxing carbon or through cap and trade systems. In his book, Can We Price Carbon?, UM Public Policy Professor Barry Rabe analyses the history of successes and failures of previous carbon pricing schemes, and shows that despite the political difficulties, carbon pricing can be workable. We will discuss his book over three sessions and then meet with Prof. Rabe at a fourth for updates and further discussion.
These sessions will be led by Instructor Craig Stephan, a retired physicist who has led several OLLI study groups including two on the science of climate change. The Study Group will meet on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. and run from March 18 through April 8.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $25. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3 - 5 p.m. 

"Podcasts and Writing for the Ear": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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A podcast is essentially a radio show that you listen to on-demand using your computer or smartphone.
In this study group for those 50 and over we will listen to excerpts of podcasts, discuss how podcasts differ from public radio, and explore how writing for the ear (a story that is meant to be listened to) differs from writing for the eye (a story that is meant to be read).
This class is appropriate for all levels, from avid podcast listeners to those who have never listened to a podcast.
Instructor Rachel Rohr is a journalist and 2018-19 Knight-Wallace fellow at U-M. She is the managing editor of The GroundTruth Project, based at WGBH in Boston, and managing producer of GroundTruth podcast.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu. https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 4 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]


 4-5:20 p.m.  Free! 

William J. Burns: U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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This Carnegie Endowment for International Peace president, a career diplomat who served as U.S. Ambassador to Russia (2005-08) and Jordan (1998-2001), discusses foreign policy with Ford School dean Michael Barr. Reception follows.
4-5:20 p.m., Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State. Free. 764-3490. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Islands of Mindfulness Within Oceans of Chaos": U-M Center for Positive Organizations.

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U-M hospital medicine division chief Vineet Chopra and VA Ann Arbor chief of medicine Sanjay Saint discuss mindfulness practices that can prevent burnout.
4 p.m., U-M Ross Bldg. Robertson Auditorium, 701 Tappan. Free; preregistration available at positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/events. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Just in Time: The Chronopolitics of the Queue": U-M Science, Technology, and Society Program.

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University of Chicago anthropologist Julie Chu discusses global supply chains and population movements.
4-5:30 p.m., 1014 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. Free. 763-2066. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Public Policy and Institutional Changes in Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain During and After the Economic Crisis": U-M Center for European Studies.

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Talk by University of Athens political science professor Dimitri Sotiropoulos.
4-5:30 p.m., 110 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-3501. [map]


 4:15 & 7:15 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]


 4:15 & 7:45 p.m. 

"Climax": State Theatre.

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(Gaspar Noé, 2019). An all-night party turns into a collective nightmare when drinks are spiked with LSD.
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.


 4:30 & 8:20 p.m. 

"Everybody Knows": Michigan Theater.

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(Asghar Farhadi, 2019). Thriller about woman whose daughter is abducted at a family wedding. Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem. Spanish, 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]


 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. 

"The Wedding Guest": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Winterbottom, 2019). Globetrotting hostage thriller.
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]


 4:45 & 7:35 p.m. 

"Apollo 11": Michigan Theater.

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(Todd Miller, 2019). 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]


 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.


 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]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
Northfield Township Senior Center, 9101 N. Main St., Whitmore Lake. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Read Celebration with Ruth Behar": The Ypsilanti District Library.

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Our spring Family Read culminates with a visit by the author of Lucky Broken Girl, Ruth Behar. Join us for a fun-filled evening at Riverside Arts Center, with hands on Cuban drumming, cha-cha lessons, a youth art exhibit, hopscotch, Cuban snacks, and an author reading and book signing.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. 734 482-4110 x1340. info@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org/event/family-read-celebration/ [map]


 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]



 6-9 p.m. 

Fundraising Gala: Chelsea Education Foundation.

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Plated dinner, beer & wine open bar, live music, and an auction. Seating is limited to 150, so get your tickets early.
6-9 p.m., Common Grill, 112 S. Main, Chelsea. Tickets $100 at chealseaeducationfoundation.org through March 6. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Lecture: Sir David Adjaye OBE: The University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning presents.

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Sir David Adjaye OBE is recognized as a leading architect of his generation. Adjaye was born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents and his influences range from contemporary art, music and science to African art forms and the civic life of cities. In 1994, he set up his first office, where his ingenious use of materials and his sculptural ability established him as an architect with an artist's sensibility and vision. He reformed his studio as Adjaye Associates in 2000. The firm now has offices in London, New York and Accra with projects in the US, UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. His largest project to date, the $540 million Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African American History and Culture, opened on the National Mall in Washington DC in fall of 2016 and was named Cultural Event of the Year by the New York Times.
In partnership with the Penny Stamps Speaker Series.
Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. 734-764-1300. TaubmanCollegeCommunications@umich.edu http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2019/03/18/lecture-sir-david-adjaye-obe [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 p.m. 

"Gone with the Wind": Fathom Events.

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(Victor Fleming, 1939). 80th anniversary screening. Intermission. Note: The Mar. 17 show is at Emagine only.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"MonkeyPlay": Chelsea District Library.

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Animal-themed physical activity stations for kids ages 2-6.
6:30-7:30 p.m., CD, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m. 

Audacious Hula Hoop Dance & Fitness: A2 Aviary.

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Get Audacious! Hula Hoop Dance is a unique art form that takes a simple plastic circle and transforms it into a powerful dance tool. Whether you are a seasoned hoop dancer or new to hooping, this class will teach you how to connect dynamic movements into a beautiful flow. You'll explore on and off the body techniques and get a killer, low impact, full body workout.Hoops are provided and also available for purchase.
PREREQ: Suitable for all levels, even beginners! Intermediate and advanced students can enjoy a super charged hoop dance experience and learn to expand skills to the next level.
Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
The Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $30 single class, $100 for all four classes. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (8 a.m., Sat.), 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.), The Session Room, 3685 Jackson (Thurs), and 5700 Jackson (Sat.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 548-6299 (Wed.), 929-9022 (Thurs. & Sat). [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Stitches & Knots: Drop-In Knitting & Crochet": Saline District Library.

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All crafters invited to bring projects to work on.
6:30-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Practical Gardening Ideas": Saline Stone & Thistle Garden Club.

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March 18 - Practical Gardening Ideas from English Gardens
Got a gardening question? Karen Garducci, supervisor of English Gardens, Dearborn Heights, has the answer! She has been working in the retail horticultural industry for more than 20 years and enjoys growing vegetables, annuals and perennials
Community Room at EHMSS, 440 W. Russell, Saline, MI 48176, Saline. Free. 734-652-6465. stoneandthistlegardenclub@gmail.com http://salinegardenclub.com/ [map]



 6:45-9 p.m.  Free! 

Embroiderers' Guild of America.

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Stitchers of all abilities invited to work on their projects together and learn about guild activities. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
6:45-9 p.m., Pittsfield Village Community Bldg., 2220 Pittsfield Blvd. (park on the street, or in the south lot). Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 994-4385. [map]


 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

Gardening Talks: Saline Stone & Thistle Garden Club.

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Mar. 18: English Gardens (Dearborn Heights) supervisor Karen Garducci discusses "Practical Gardening Ideas."

Apr. 15: "Soothing Aches & Pains in the Garden." Club members Christina Vlahopoulos and Maria DeVries lead some limbering exercises.

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6:45 p.m., Evangelical Homes of Michigan Community Room, 440 W. Russell, Saline. Free. 429-1107. [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. Mar. 4: "Allergic to Food." Mar. 11: "How the Next Generation Will Change the World." Mar. 18: "Angels: Are They Reaching Out to You?" Mar. 25: "Family Do-Over: Is It Ever Too Late?"
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Youth Symphonic Band & Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Anthony Elliott conducts the orchestra in his last performance before retirement. Courtney Snyder conducts the band. Program: Shostakovich's Symphony no. 5 in D minor, Marques' arrangement of Nickel's Conga del Fuego Nuevo, Mackey's Aurora Awakes, and Salfelder's Cathedrals.
7 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Tony Roko: Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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This Detroit portrait artist discusses his work. He's done commissioned paintings for Jay Leno, Lady GaGa, and the Holocaust Museum.
7 p.m., AAWA Headquarters, 4844 Jackson, ste. 100. Free. annarborwomenartists@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"A Journey Through American Music Traditions": First United Methodist Church Chamber Music Series.

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Seattle-based lyric tenor (and U-M alum) Brian Giebler and Detroit-based pianist Steven McGhee perform works by American composers, including Argento, Bernstein, Copland, Hundley, J. Mercer, and others. Reception follows.
7 p.m., FUMC Green Wood, 1001 Green Rd. Freewill offering. 662-4536, ext. 0. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: Setting and Description": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal discuss different ways to use setting and description to highlight characters, actions, and themes. For adult and teen (grade 6 & up) fiction and nonfiction writers. Also, Kourvo and Neal host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects at 7 p.m. on Mar. 18.
7-8:45 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"From Pedals to Strings: An Exploration of the Modern Concert Harp": Literati Bookstore.

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Detroit harpist Maurice Draughn gives a lecture, with musical examples, on the history of the harp and shows and discusses various harps.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. $20. Preregistration required at literatibookstore.com/local-learning-literati. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 274-0773. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Belgian Fly Specks": Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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Club member Don Grover shows and discusses early Belgian stamps. Also, American Philatelic Society circuit books and a mini stamp auction.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free. harwin@umich.edu, 761-5859. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Creating Near Native Habitats in Built Environments": Michigan Botanical Club.

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PlantWise native landscapes division director Matt Demmon discusses how to design landscapes that manage stormwater runoff and address the needs of an ecosystem.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 8 p.m. 

The Lucky Nows / The Rough & Tumble: The Ark.

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Double bill. The Lucky Nows is an ensemble led by veteran Detroit singer-songwriter Jen Cass that plays bluesy Americana roots-rock, and The Rough & Tumble is the Nashville folk-rock Americana duo of Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $15 in advance at theark.org & at the door. 761-1451. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Max Frost

All ages admitted. Austin alternative pop-rock singer- songwriter. Openers: Mikey Mike, an eccentric alt-pop singer-songwriter whose influences range from Stevie Nicks to Kurt Cobain to Kanye West., and UPSAHL, the stage name of Phoenix indie pop-rock singer-songwriter Taylor Upsahl. $15 ($17 at the door). 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Bickley/Kramer/Roe

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

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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U-M Libraries
Farmers Market Trends
In the 1970s, Bessie Gracia spotted hanging baskets. Now she's keeping a close eye on herbs.
Micheline Maynard
Social Services and Support Groups
Garrett's Space
"We want to do something positive out of our tragedy," Julie Halpert says.
James Leonard
Crowley Is Charged
Warren Hecht, deacon at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, remembers the phone call.
Michael Betzold
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Gear for All
The AADL's "Tools" collection provides local musicians with gear, training, and inspiration.
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