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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 20, 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]



 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. and Sun., except Mar. 24 & 27. Kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes.

Mar. 3 & 6: "Wiggly Worms."

Mar. 10 & 13: "Who Lives on the Forest Floor?"

Mar. 17 & 20: "What Do Animals Eat?"
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]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

24th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners: U-M Prison Creative Arts Project.

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The exhibition highlights the work of 574 artists from 26 correctional facilities in Michigan. It features 670 paintings, sculptures and three-dimensional works, and a diversity of both artists and artistic choices. Artists range in age from 18 to 80, men and women from across the state with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. There is a broad array of subject matter, including landscapes, portraits, prison scenes, and political statements. Of the 2,215 works submitted, 670 were selected for the exhibit. Bring your smartphone and headphones to enjoy a 35 minute self-guided audio tour of the exhibit.
Presented with support from U-M Residential College, U-M School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, U-M Stamps School of Art and Design, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
Duderstadt Center Gallery, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 73464766771. www.prisonarts.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]



 10-10:30 & 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. 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.  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 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free! 

"2019 U.S.-Japan Automotive Conference": U-M Library.

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Daylong series of talks by U-M and visiting scholars on the relationship between the U.S. and Japanese auto industries.
10 a.m.-8 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-8994. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Jack and the Beanstalk": Wild Swan Theater.

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Mar. 20-23. This award-winning local children's theater presents local playwright Jeff Duncan's humorous adaptation of the classic story featuring a clever boy, his magic beans, and a silly giant, in a production geared toward kids ages 3-9. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members.
10 a.m. (Wed.-Fri.), 12:30 p.m. (Fri.), & 11 a.m. (Sat.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $12 (children & seniors, $10; lap pass for kids age 2 & under, $3) in advance at wildswantheater.org and by phone, and at the door. 995-0530. [map]



 10-10:40 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga for Kids!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A Super Fun Yoga Time (Pinckney) instructor leads kids in grades preK-2 in some introductory poses.
10-10:40 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Chelsea District Library.

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Every Wed., except June 12. Stories for kids ages 3-5 (with caregiver).
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [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 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.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Drop In Volunteering: SCRAP Box Ann Arbor.

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Volunteer Wednesdays at SCRAP!
Volunteers help us inspire creative reuse, and make materials available to the community. Volunteers assist with a variety of sorting, organizing, and creative projects while engaging with other creative reuse minded folks.
Volunteers are valued part of the SCRAP family. Help us continue our work to inspire reuse culture!
#volunteerpowered #weloveourvolunteers
Ages 14 and up. Younger volunteers must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers who complete a 3 hour shift receive a day of discount on reuse materials. Email info@scrapbox.org for more info!
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. Free. 7342185620. claire@scrapbox.org scrapbox.org [map]



 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off: Saline Area Senior Center.

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All invited to taste and vote on chilis made by chefs from Brewed Awakenings, Smokehouse 52, Alternative Chef, the Saline Fire Department, and others.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. $10 (members, $5). 429-9274. [map]


 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Urban Poverty Discussion": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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Talk by American University public affairs professor Bradley Hardy. Pizza lunch provided.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Weill Hall Betty Ford Classroom, 735 S. State. Free. 764-3490. [map]


 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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


 Noon-1:20 p.m.  Free! 

"Ukraine Now: What's at Stake?": U-M Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies.

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Roundtable discussion with U-M international studies and political studies faculty about Crimea, upcoming presidential elections, and Ukraine's recent split from the Russian Orthodox Church.
Noon-1:20 p.m., 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Performance by U-M organ undergrad Allison Barone.
12:15 p.m., U-M School of Public Health Community Room, 109 S. Observatory. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Film Screening @ the J": Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Mar. 6: "Yentl" (Barbra Streisand, 1983). Streisand stars as a Jewish girl who poses as a boy to enter religious training.

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Mar. 13: "RBG" (Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018). Documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Mar. 20: "For Your Consideration" (Christopher Guest, 2006). Comedy about 3 actors whose film-in-progress, Home for Purim, could be up for an Oscar.

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Mar. 27: "Funny Girl" (William Wyler, 1968). Barbra Streisand stars in her Oscar-winning film debut as Fanny Brice, the rags-to-riches 1920s comedienne with a tragic private life.

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12:30-2 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. 971-0990. [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Beauty in Blood": AAUW-Ann Arbor.

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Local artist Jen Lewis discusses her photography that attempts to destigmatize menstruation. Preceded at 11:30 a.m. by lunch ($15, reservations required).
12:30 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. (844) 973-6287. [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]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 2 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.
Chelsea Retirement Community, Crippen Building/805 W. Middle St., Chelsea. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Kick Butts Day!: The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

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The University of Michigan Smoke-free Ambassadors in Ann Arbor will advocate to keep their campus air clean and their community healthy with their Kick Butts Day event. Ambassadors will chalk sidewalks with information on the harms associated with cigarette and tobacco use and remind students that the university is a "Clean-air Campus." Additionally, students and staff will participate in "Butt Clean-ups" in hot spots around campus.
University of Michigan - Central Campus, 500 S. State. Free. (248) 259-0525. kickbuttsday.org [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Art for Teens": Saline District Library.

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Art supplies available for use, including watercolors, clay, markers, slime, and more.
3-4 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 4 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 & 7:30 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.


 4:15 & 7 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]


 4:15 & 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]


 4:30 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]


 4:30 & 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.


 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]


 5-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Armenian Legionnaires: Sacrifice and Betrayal in World War I": U-M Armenian Studies Program.

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Armenia Diaspora Survey director Susan Pattie reads from her new book about the Armenians who volunteered to fight with the Allied forces because of an agreement that their participation would result in a self-governing Armenian state after the war.
5-6:30 p.m., 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0622. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) and Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshops": National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

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People living with chronic diseases and their caregivers can learn to manage long-term health challenges in two no-cost workshops. PATH (Personal Action toward Health) provides skills and tools to help anyone with long term health problems, such as high blood pressure, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, cancer, kidney disease, arthritis, or other diseases. Powerful Tools for Caregivers provides coping strategies for anyone who is a family caregiver. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) and the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living have partnered to make these programs accessible to persons with disabilities and their caregivers. The six-week classes run concurrently so that someone with a chronic disease and their caregiver can attend at the same time.
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, 3941 Research Park Drive. Free. 7342229800. PATHprograms@nkfm.org nkfm.org [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) 531-8796 or info@sunshen.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"What's going on in the world of work?": University of Michigan, Barger Leadership Institute.

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The recipe for career success used to be clear: get into the best college you can, study something practical, take a job with a name-brand corporation, work your way up the career ladder, and retire to Boca with a company pension and health plan.
But with the corporate world dis-integrating, careers turned into jobs and now jobs are turning into gigs. What are the opportunities and hazards for leaders in this new world of work? Does everyone have to learn Python and SQL, or can you get by on great soft skills?
This talk has all the answers.
Jerry Davis is the Associate Dean for Business+Impact at Michigan Ross, Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration, and Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan. He received his PhD from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He has published widely in management, sociology, and finance.
Weiser Hall - 1010, 500 Church Street. Free. 7347648200. caintoth@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/bli [map]



 5:30 & 7-9 p.m. 

Vernal Equinox Celebration: Michigan Friends Center.

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All invited for a multigenerational program of singing, storytelling, and discussion to celebrate the birth of spring with (if possible) a bonfire. Bring a verse, story, song, or bit of seasonal lore to share. Dress for the weather, and bring a flashlight. Potluck at 5:30 p.m.
7-9 p.m., Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clarks Lake Rd., Chelsea. Donation. Preregistration requested. 475-1892. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ancient Color": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Archaeologist Hilary Becker, conservation scientists Greg Smith and Christina Bisulca, and art historian Mark Abbe discuss pigments and dyes in the ancient world. In conjunction with the current exhibit. Preceded at 4:30 p.m. by a reception at the Kelsey Museum (434 S. State).
5:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Praiseworthy One": U-M Author's Forum.

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U-M art history professor Christiane Gruber and U-M history professor Juan Cole discuss Gruber's new book, which investigates the history of imagining the Prophet Mohammed in Islamic cultures.
5:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-8994. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"108 Sun Salutations": Mota Thai Yoga.

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The number 108 has many important and symbolic meanings: In numerology, 108 equals 9, which symbolizes universal love, eternity, and awakening. In Ayurveda, there are 108 sacred points on the body. In astronomy, the distance between the Sun and Earth is about 108 times the Sun's diameter.
On the equinox, day and night are equal in length. The Spring Equinox represents a time of new beginnings, and is a great time to detoxify the body. The internal heat that your body builds up during this practice is believed to be cleansing and detoxifying, physically and mentally, getting you more in touch with yourself.
During this class, make sure to listen to your body. Even though the goal is 108 Sun Salutations, taking a break, or modifying the postures is completely acceptable.
$20 drop-in, or use a class from your MTY class package
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $20 *or pay with your class package. motathaiyoga@yahoo.com www.motathaiyoga.com [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. It includes a system of journaling techniques, life organization, and mapping your purpose and trajectory. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction; itʻs about following your heart and vision in concrete and practical ways. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30pm. Contact Samo Joanna Myers at samomyers@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. samomyers@sunshen.org sunshen.org/ [map]



 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. and Apr. 7. 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 p.m. sharp (except Apr. 7, 1-5 p.m.), AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Opening Night 24th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners: U-M Prison Creative Arts Project.

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Celebrate the opening day of the 24th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners. Gallery opens at 10:00 AM. Sales begin at 6:00 PM. Opening Reception begins at 7:00 PM, with a performance by University of Michigan Chamber Choir and members of Exigence, guest speakers from the University of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Corrections, and artists from previous exhibitions.
The exhibition highlights the work of 574 artists from 26 correctional facilities in Michigan. It features 670 paintings, sculptures and three-dimensional works, and a diversity of both artists and artistic choices. Of the 2,215 works submitted, 670 were selected for the exhibit.
Presented with support from U-M Residential College, U-M School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, U-M Stamps School of Art and Design, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
Duderstadt Center Gallery, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 73464766771. www.prisonarts.org [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.
6-7:30 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"Evolving the Human Mind: What Our Primate Relatives Reveal about Human Cognition": Ann Arbor City Club Dine and Discover.

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Talk by U-M psychology and anthropology professor Alexandra Rosati. Dinner.
6-7:30 p.m., City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $33 (members, $28). Reservations required by Mar. 15. annarborcityclub.org; 662-3279, ext. 1. [map]


 6:30 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.
EHM Senior Solutions/Brecon Village, 101 Brecon Dr., Saline. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. 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., & Thurs. 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., 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.), and The Session Room, 3685 Jackson (Thurs.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 548-6299 (Wed.), 929-9022 (Thurs.). [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Company C Unplugged": Chelsea High School.

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Song & dance revue by this popular Chelsea High School show choir, led by Steve Hinz, that includes solos, small groups, and big production numbers.
7 p.m., CHS commons, 740 N. Freer, Chelsea. $10 (family of 4, $30) by emailing kristik@ameritech.net. 433-2201. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Icons of Anime Film Series": Michigan Theater.

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Mar. 13: "Ghost in the Shell" (Mamoru Oshii, 1995). Anime about the hunt for a mysterious hacker. 7 p.m.

Mar. 20: "Kiki's Delivery Service" (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989). Coming-of-age anime about a teen witch trying to find her place in the world. 7 p.m.

Apr. 3: "Tokyo Godfathers" (Satoshi Kon, 2003). Harrowing yet heartwarming animated pseudodocumentary about a homeless duo who find an abandoned child. 7 p.m.

Apr. 17: "Ninja Scroll" (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1993). A journeyman ninja confronts a clan of demonic killers, aided by a female ninja and a crafty spy. 7 p.m.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness Class: Deepening Awareness": Jewel Heart.

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Becoming more aware of our thoughts, feelings and sensations through meditation opens the door to understanding the nature of our mind and how it influences our experience. Instructors will provide light guidance and practice meditation sessions.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 7349943387. annarbor@jewelheart.org https://www.jewelheart.org/chapters/ann-arbor/ [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Adult & Senior Crafts: Saline District Library.

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All adults invited; afternoon sessions geared toward age 60 & up. Supplies provided. Crafts include book-inspired paper orbs (Mar. 20), decorated clocks (Mar. 22), dream catchers (Apr. 1 & 19), photo cubes (Apr. 17), and button art (May 6 & 17).
7-8:30 p.m. (Mon. & Wed.) & 1-2:30 p.m. (Fri.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [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! 

Lenten Healing Prayer Service: St. Mary Student Parish.

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Are you longing for freedom from something? Are there any thoughts, messages, comments that have brought you down and have a grip on you? Are you struggling with unforgiveness? Are you in need of emotional, physical, mental, spiritual healing? Do you need prayer in any way?
Join us for our Lenten Healing Prayer Service and receive prayer and healing from any physical, mental, spiritual, emotional distress.
St. Mary Student Parish, 331 Thompson Street. Free. 734-663-0557. btobias@smspnewman.org stmarystudentparish.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Peter Hart: "The 2020 Election: The Challenges and Changes Facing Political Polling": Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library.

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Join us as Peter D. Hart, leading public opinion expert and pollster, takes a fun and interactive look at the latest polling trends, while sharing insights about key changes, demographic information, and top issues the country needs to know. In this period of rapid-fire change, Hart puts it all in context in an eye-opening look at polling, politics and public policy.
Hart, the respected pollster who has perfected his trade through his work in the past 15 presidential campaigns, is sometimes called the dean of this generation of pollsters. He has covered election night news since 1964, and has set the "gold standard" of public polling.
Free Admission. Free Parking. Reception follows program.
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, 1000 Beal Avenue. Free. 734-205-0555. ford.library@nara.gov www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Sitting Meditation Followed by Discussion: KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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Join us for a silent sitting meditation every Wednesday at 7:00 pm, followed by a discussion. Basic meditation instruction can be provided upon request. There is no cost; donations are welcome.
KTC Ann Arbor, 614 Miner St. Ann Arbor MI 48103. Free. Donations accepted. 734-678-7549. annarborktc.org [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Color Away": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Wed. All adults invited to color. Supplies provided.
7-9 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free. 369-4568. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Cultivating a Creative Life and Career in Illustration & Commercial Art": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by Detroit-based artist Kirbi Fagan, who has created cover art for Marvel Comics, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin Book
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Die Parallelstraße": U-M German Department.

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(Ferdinand Khittl, 1962). A sometimes hilarious philosophical thriller about a group of young men trying to analyze an enormous number of documentary film fragments. German, subtitles. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by dinner.
7 p.m., 2435 North Quad, 105 S. State. Free. 764-8018. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Genesis 2.0": Michigan Theater.

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(Christian Frei & Maxim Arbugaev, 2018). Documentary about Siberian mammoth tusk hunters and the researchers they sell to.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

"School Is a Game, but Is It a Good Game?": OLLI after 5 (U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute).

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U-M education professor Barry Fishman discusses video games as models for learning environments.
7-8:30 p.m., Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall St. $10. 998-9351. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Season in the Mist": Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Arifa Javed, 2018). Documentary on the history of Sikhs in the U.S. by this U-M Dearborn sociology lecturer, who leads a post-film discussion.
7 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m. 

"The Six Senses of Buddhism": Literati Bookstore.

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U-M art history grad student Susan Dine discusses the concepts that inspired this U-M Museum of Art exhibit, which opens Mar. 23. Note: Incense may bother those with scent sensitivity.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. $25. Preregistration required at literatibookstore.com/local-learning-literati. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Culinary History Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Stuffed and Starved, Raj Patel's 2007 book about the global food network.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Wed. 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.
7:30-9:30 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! 

Open Rehearsal: The Arbor Consort.

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Every Wed. All singers invited to rehearse with this semi-professional a cappella ensemble that performs Renaissance and Victorian-era music in period costumes. The Arbor Consort is the official madrigal group of the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Tonight's rehearsal is particularly geared towards newcomers.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 1415 Miller. Free. president@thearborconsort.org. [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Birding Israel": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Retired U-M physics professor Len Sander, an avid birder, gives a photo-illustrated talk about his recent trip.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. [map]


 7:30 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.
7:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [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]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Redistricting Update": Ann Arbor Area League of Women Voters Brews & Views.

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Voters Not Politicians representatives discuss how citizens can participate in Michigan's new redistricting process. Q&A follows.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery, 3014 Packard. Free (buy your own food & beer). 834-7571. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Molly Tuttle: The Ark.

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Widely heralded young bluegrass singer-songwriter who, according to American Songwriter critic Paul Zollo, "sings with the gentle authority of Gillian Welch, yet plays astoundingly fleet flat-picking guitar like Chet Atkins on superdrive." She's the 1stt woman to win the IMBA Guitar Player of the Year Ward.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $20 in advance at theark.org & at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Thunderwüde: The Ark.

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Bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Jason Dennie and Tommy Reifel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Come Sunday": U-M Concert Band.

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Courtney Snyder and John Pasquale conduct this student ensemble in Omar Thomas's Come Sunday, Copland's An Outdoor Overture, Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Grainger's Lincolnshire Posy, Arturo Márquez's Danzon no. 2, and Kathryn Salfelder's Crossing Parallels. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a lecture on the program with Thomas.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [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]


 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. beginning Mar. 13. 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. (Mar. 13 & 20) & Ballroom (Mar. 27). $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Marsha Gayle & Debbie Fogel

Duo of veteran Detroit jazz & blues vocalists. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde

Bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Jason Dennie and George Merkel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Club Above: Laura Rain & the Caesars Laura Rain & the Caesars

An intense fusion of funk, soul, and blues by this Detroit quintet fronted by vocalist Rain. [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: Wych Elm

Local string sextet that plays a stylishly pungent, soul-infused mix of folk, rock, jazz, and old-time music. [venue info]

Mash: Reeds 'n' Steel

Acoustic jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by the duo of singer and harmonica player Michael May and guitarist David Roof. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Old Town: Emma Aboukasm & Scott Gwinnell

Local jazz duo of vocalist Aboukasm and keyboardist Gwinnell. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Pittsfield Open Band

Old-time American and Irish dance tunes. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Rollie Tussing & Friends Rollie Tussing

Local blues-oriented vocalist and guitar virtuoso is joined by bassist Todd Perkins and drummer Dave Bendena. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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