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Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 8:30 a.m. 

6th Annual Fair Housing Breakfast: Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan.

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Join us for the 6th Annual Fair Housing Breakfast, a benefit to support our mission of ending discrimination in housing and public accommodations and promoting accessible, integrated communities.
Fred Freiberg, Executive Director for the Fair Housing Justice Center in New York, will join us as our 2019 Guest Speaker. Mr. Freiberg is one the nation's leading experts on the use of testing as an investigative tool to enforce civil rights laws.
Breakfast begins at 8:30 AM and our program begins promptly at 9 AM and includes the FHC Board of Director Award presentation to David Esau of Cornerstone Design in Ann Arbor, Freiberg's talk, and a Q & A.
Tickets can be purchased by check - made out to "Fair Housing Center" - or online. The cost to attend is $50 for FHC Members and $75 for Non-Members. A portion of your ticket purchase is tax deductible.
Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Road. $75. 8779793247. [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Consumer Protection in an Age of Uncertainty": University of Michigan Center on Finance, Law & Policy.

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This two-day conference will explore the status of consumer financial protection as it affects American borrowers, investors, small business owners and those planning for retirement. Rich Cordray, founding director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Rohit Chopra, commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission, will serve as keynote speakers.
More than two dozen speakers will include researchers, policymakers, rule-enforcers, and consumer advocates -- with disproportionate numbers of speakers who have testified before Congress, organized coalitions, litigated class actions, and created new entities to protect consumers. If you have ever applied for a mortgage, refinanced a student loan, or used an app to send money to someone, this conference will cover something that directly affects you.
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Annenberg Auditorium, 735 South State Street. Free. 7347634687. [map]

 10 a.m.- 7 p.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. [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. [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. 

"Humor, Comedy, and Laughter, In Everyday Life and Beyond": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs., Feb. 14-Mar. 28 (except Mar. 7). A series of 6 weekly lectures. Feb. 14: U-M radiology professor David Fessell on "Improv and Humor: A Personal and Professional Story." Feb. 21: MSU Extension Health Instructors Terry Clark-Jones and Hanna Hotchkiss on "Laughter is Good Medicine: Mindful Laughter." Feb. 28: Detroit Free Press cartoonist Mike Thompson on "Political Cartooning in the Era of Trump." Mar. 14: EMU English lecturer Andre Peltier on "From Mad to Memes: The History of Humor in Sequential Art." Mar. 21: Maple Theater (Bloomfield) owner Jon Goldstein on "The History of Comedy in Film." Mar. 28: U-M musicology professor Charles Hiroshi Garrett on "Sounds Funny: Humor and American Music."
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series, $10 per lecture for members. Memberships are $20 a year. 998-9351. [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 and by phone, and at the door. 995-0530. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Mozart and the Modern Piano": Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild.

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Lecture-demo by U-M piano professor Arthur Greene.
10 a.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 665-5346. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Hike: Earth Day": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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For kids ages 2-4 (with caregiver).
County Farm Park Pollinator Garden, 2230 Platt. Free; preregistration required at 971-6337. [map]

 10:30 a.m. 

"Little Paws Story Time": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Every Thurs. Stories, crafts, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats. Also, a chance to make a toy or treat for the animals. For kids ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.
10:30 a.m., HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $5 per child (babies under age 1, free)., 661-3575. [map]

 11 a.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. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Bird's-Eye Views of America": U-M Clements Library.

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Clements director Kevin Graffagnino discusses 19th-century aerial panoramic depictions of towns and cities from the library's collection. U-M grad student Corey Schmidt discusses his work cataloging and digitizing them.
11 a.m., Clements, 909 South University. Free; preregistration requested at 764-2347. [map]

 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Live music performances. Mar. 7: Jazz by the local Janelle Reichman Trio. Mar. 14: St. Patrick's Day program of Irish music by the area Big Fun Trio. Mar. 21: Instrumental music by U-M music majors. Mar. 28: Chamber works by the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra Ensemble.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

"CEW+Inspire Workshop - You Can Shake the World: My Ongoing Journey as a Development Economist": CEW+.

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Presenter: Achyuta Adhvaryu, Stephen M Ross School of Business & Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research
This workshop focuses on the work and research of development economist Dr. Achyuta Adhvaryu. While exploring what forces trap people in poverty, attendees will discuss the role the private sector can play in improving the welfare of low-income individuals. Learning about the ways women are marginalized socially and institutionally, participants will consider methods for intervention to unlock economic opportunity for women. Diving deeper, attendees will explore the impacts these interventions have on women and their families. While discussing Dr. Achyuta Adhvaryu's inspiration for choosing his career path, attendees will learn methods to "shake the world" as Gandhi once said. A hands-on wellness activity will be presented by the CEW+ Inspire team to complement this workshop.
The discussion will be followed by a networking reception.
Hatcher Library Gallery, Room 100, 913 S. University Ave. Free. 734-764-6360. [map]

 1 p.m. 

Ikebana International.

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An ikebana instructor leads a session of this Japanese style of flower arranging.
1-2:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. $20. Preregistration required by Mar. 7 at 647-7600. [map]

 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Indian Culture and Food": International Neighbors.

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All area women invited for an overview of Indian culture and tastings of Indian food. Child care available for kids age 5 & under.
1-2:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 662-5723. [map]

 2, 4:25 & 8 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 2 & 4:45 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)., 668-TIME.

 2-3 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.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.

 2:10, 5 & 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)., 668-TIME.

 2:10, 4:10, & 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 2:20 p.m. 

"Green Book": State Theatre.

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(Peter Farrelly, 2018). Drama about an Italian American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African American classical pianist on a tour through the American south in the 1960s. Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50)., 668-TIME.

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"After School Special": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 14 & 21. All teens invited to learn a new hobby, like knitting, writing, or drawing, or bring an art/craft project to work on.
3-5 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. . [map]

 3 & 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Lords of the Sky": Saline District Library.

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Howell Nature Center Staff show and discuss live birds of prey. For teens (3-5 p.m.) and kids age 4 & up (6:30 p.m.; kids must be accompanied by a caregiver).
3 & 6:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]

 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Excavating Home: Archaeologies of the Greek American Experience": U-M Modern Greek Program.

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Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA) art history professor Kostis Kourelis discusses recent work done in Pennsylvania to reconstruct the early 20th-century Greek immigrant experience.
4-5 p.m., 2175 Angell Hall Classics Library. Free. 764-0360. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Migrant Longing, Courtship, and Gendered Identity in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands": U-M Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies.

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Talk by UC-Santa Barbara history professor Miroslava Chávez-García.
4 p.m., 1014 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. Free. 615-7400. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness": U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

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Lecture by University of North Carolina sociology professor Trevor Hoppe.
4 p.m., 2239 Lane Hall, 204 S. State. Free. 764-9537. [map]

 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Poetry of Places: A Cartographic Stroll with the Bards": U-M Clark Library.

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Display of maps of places that inspired such poets as Oliver Wendell Holmes and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
4-7 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library 2nd floor, enter from the Diag. Free. 647-0646.

 4:20 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

All Star Readers: Dexter District Library.

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Kids in grades 3 & 4 invited to discuss No Talking, Andrew Clements' 2007 novel about a contest between 5th-grade boys and girls.
4:30-5:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]

 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Tween Book Club: Dexter District Library.

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Kids in grades 5 & 6 invited to discuss Island of Thieves, Josh Lacey's 2011 novel about a boy who burns down a shed while playing with matches and must spend his parents' vacation with his strange uncle because none of his other relatives will have him. Trivia, snacks, and prizes.
4:30-5:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]

 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Board Game Night: The Loaded Die.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play popular board games (list available at "Board Game Guru" on hand to answer questions. Raffle.
5-9 p.m., Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free (buy your own food & drink). [map]

 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

"Penny Stamps Speaker Series": U-M School of Art & Design.

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Mar. 14, 21, & 28. Talks by visiting artists.

Mar. 14: "Mapplethorpe in Performance." Talk by composer Bryce Dessner and librettist Korde Arrington Tuttle, who created Triptych (Eyes of One Another) (see Mar. 15 listing), a show celebrating Mapplethorpe's photography.

Mar. 21: MacArthur "genius" award-winning theater director Peter Sellars gives a talk on "Art as Moral Action."

Mar. 28: "Ann Arbor Film Festival: Image Makers." Talk by filmmakers whose work is part of the AAFF (see listing above).

5:10 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 668-8463. [map]

 5:15 & 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Anthony Marra: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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Reading by this Stanford University fiction lecturer who writes remarkably poignant stories in exquisite prose. His acclaimed 2013 novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, was a New York Times bestseller. Set in Chechnya during the Chechen Wars, it tells the story of an 8-year-old small-town girl, hunted by the government, who travels with her neighbor to an abandoned hospital in the city where a sole surviving doctor treats the wounded. A Booklist review praises its "heartrending prose," calling it a "searing novel [with] an eerie, prophetic aura." Marra's 2015 short story collection, The Tsar of Love and Techno, revolves around characters across the former USSR, from a 1930s Soviet censor to former gulag prisoners settled in a Siberian mining town. A New York Times review calls it "almost unbearably moving." Signing.
5:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-6330. [map]

 5:30 p.m. 

IMA Monthly Chapter Meeting: Institute of Management Accountants - Ann Arbor Chapter.

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Regional management accountants as well as C-level types meet for food, fellowship, and career enhancement. We are an award winning chapter of 200 accountants, financial managers, controllers and chief financial officers of local companies, government entities, and non-profit organizations. Our chapter is part of a global accounting association. Please feel free to check our website. In Michigan the address is, and the global IMA website is
Buffalo Wild Wings, 3150 Boardwalk. $25. 734-222-6681. [map]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Citizenship Dinner": The Neutral Zone.

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All invited for dinner and a discussion of Claudia Rankine's celebrated 2014 book, Citizen: An American Lyric (see Mar. 7 "NEA Big Read" listing). Also, local teens read their poetry about the themes of Citizen. A similar dinner is held simultaneously at a U-M location TBA, with a performance by formerly incarcerated poet Cozine Welch Jr.
6-8 p.m., Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington. Free. 214-9995. [map]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Islamic Peace Studies Conference: Spirituality and Harmony in Islam": Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

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Mar. 21 & 22. Keynote speech by Marquette University Islam and world religions professor Irfan Oman. Followed on Mar. 22 by a daylong series of talks by U-M and visiting scholars.
6 p.m. (Thurs.) & 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Fri.), Weiser Hall rm. TBA, 500 Church. Free. 647-4143. [map]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Muslimah's Guide to Marriage": U-M Arab and Muslim American Studies.

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(Amina Bakeer Abdul-Jabbaar, 2016). An orthodox Muslim American woman has 7 days to patch up her marriage or risk disappointing her community if she's officially divorced from her cheating husband.
6-8 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 763-1460. [map]

 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

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

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All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap tips.
For meeting location call or preregister at $2 monthly dues. 945-3035.

 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]

 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Intro to Web Page Coding": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to learn basic HTML code.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Nerd Nite Ann Arbor": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Popular monthly series of fun, informative talks on everything from nanoparticles to the science of the Simpsons and the genealogy of Godzilla. Speakers TBA at

7-9:30 p.m. or later (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), LIVE, 102 S. First. Free.. 327-4555. [map]

 7 & 8 p.m. 

"Us": State Theatre.

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(Jordan Peele, 2019). Horror film about a family terrorized by doppelgängers.
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)., 668-TIME.

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Game materials provided.
5 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m. 

Beginning Pole Dance: A2 Aviary.

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Twirling, dancing, and climbing a pole - what more can you ask for? In this 90 minute class, you will learn beginning pole skills and have the opportunity to string them together in upbeat, fun choreography. With an emphasis on building strength and safe pole dancing form, we will explore the creativity of this vertical dance form. You will also learn how to set up and break down the X-Poles, so that you will be able to use them when you are cleared for open gym.
Please wear shorts (feel free to bring layers to stay warm) and avoid wearing lotion or jewelry to this class.
All genders are welcome in every class at the Aviary. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. [map]

 7-10 p.m.  Free! 

Community Music School of Ann Arbor Jazz Residency Concert.

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Community Music School of Ann Arbor (CMSA2) Jazz Residency Concert featuring CMSA2 Jazz Combos and mentor Ingrid Racine.
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. 4th Ave. Free. Donations welcome.. (734) 769-2999. [map]

 7-9 p.m. 

Grief Support Group: Knox Presbyterian Church.

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It hurts when someone close to you dies. Find help at GriefShare.
Class runs 12 weeks but anyone can join at anytime.
$25 covers the workbook for the entire 12 weeks. Scholarships are available.
Knox Presbyterian Church, 2065 S. Wagner Rd. Donation. $25. 734-761-5669. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit": Dexter District Library.

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Detroit News arts feature writer Michael Hodges discusses his new book about the "architect of Detroit," best known for his auto factory designs, who also designed Hill Auditorium and other U-M landmarks.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Climate Change 201: City of Ann Arbor 2019 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Panel discussion with U-M School for Environment and Sustainability dean Jonathan Overpeck, City of Ann Arbor sustainability analyst Emily Drennen, and others TBA.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Starving Cancer Away: Deciphering Metabolic Rewiring in Cancer": EMU George Liepa Sigma Xi Lecture.

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Talk by MSU biochemistry and molecular biology professor Sophia Lunt. Dessert reception follows.
7 p.m., EMU Student Center Auditorium, 900 Oakwood, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-0042. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

Gary Gulman: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Mar. 21-23. This Massachusetts comic, a former finalist in the NBC show Last Comic Standing and star of the HBO miniseries Tourgasm, specializes in irreverently hilarious observations about everyday life. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $12 (Thurs.) & $16 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $14 (Thurs.) & $18 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

Shadow League Show: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Thurs. Improv by up-and-coming local troupes, including Finance Camp and others.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Regional Archaeology in the Peja and Istog Districts of Kosova": Michigan Archaeological Society.

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Talk by U-M Museum of Anthropological Archaeology director Michael Galaty.
7:30 p.m., U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 434 S. Sta State. Free. 764-9304. .

 7:30 p.m. 

"Scrambled": Saline Area Players.

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Mar. 21-23. Mary Rumman directs local actors in Pat Cook's heartwarming comedy about romances and dramas at a small-town cafe.
7:30 p.m., The 5th Corner, 211 Willis, Saline. Tickets $16 in advance at, by phone, & at the door (cash or check only). 546-8584. [map]

 7:45 p.m. 

"Gloria Bell": Michigan Theater.

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(Sebastián Lelio, 2019). Shot-for-shot remake of Lelio's 2013 film about a middle-aged divorcee who balances family life with nightclub outings. Julianne Moore, John Turturro.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

Creative Arts Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Mark Kirschenmann directs this adventurous music student ensemble in improvisations.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 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]

 8 p.m. 

Stephen Kellogg: The Ark.

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Popular Massachusetts singer-songwriter known for his impassioned, radio-friendly Americana-tinged pop-rock. "Stephen is a classic songwriter with a thoroughly modern approach: literate, melodic, passionate, and fresh," says Rosanne Cash. Opener: Peter Muller, a NYC pop-folk singer-songwriter.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (,, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Mazel Tov, John Lennon": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Mar. 21-Apr. 21. Carla Milarch directs the world premiere of David Wells' 2-man drama based on the 1972 attempt by the Nixon administration to deport John Lennon and Yoko Ono because of their political activism. An unlikely and comical friendship unfolds between the ex-Beatle and his lawyer, a preeminent immigration attorney who'd never heard of him. Stars Forrest Hejkal and Phil Powers.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets $22 (kids, $10) in advance at, or pay what you can at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 8 p.m. 

Canceled: "Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Apr. 8, 22, & 30. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Blind Pig: Fools for Thought

Local pop-rock quintet fronted by singer-guitarist Veronica Freel. Opener: Evan Parness, a U-M student singer-songwriter. $5- $8. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: "Bluegrass & Beer Thursday."

The local Pontiac Trailblazers, a bluegrass quartet led by bassist Ryan Shea, performs a set and then hosts a jam session during a 2nd set. Bring your instrument. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Elks Lodge: Hip-Hop Open Mike.

All hip-hop artists invited. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [venue info]

Last Word: The Pherotones

A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Mash: Pajamas

Local pop-rock jam trio. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network."

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Sweetwaters Plymouth Green: "Live Jazz."

With U-M music student ensembles TBA. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer- guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: John Heath

Georgia-bred local blues-rock singer-songwriter. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike

All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Judy Banker . [venue info]


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