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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 26, 2019






 
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 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. except Mar. 4. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

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


 10 a.m.- 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. 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.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. Westgate.

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

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

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

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


 10 a.m.-noon 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Winter Democratic Rides: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Natural Egg Dyeing": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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All-ages egg dyeing event with natural dyes. Bring your own hard-boiled eggs.
10-11:30 a.m. (Mar. 26 & Apr. 2) & 1-2:30 p.m. (Apr. 6), park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $4. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except Nov. 20, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 5, & Mar. 12 Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Tues. Activities begin at 11 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($3), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar, followed at 1 p.m. by mah-jongg, quilting, and other games & activities. Homemade buffet luncheon ($3) available at noon. All invited.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Please join us for this free one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between.
Center for Innovation (formerly St. Joe's Urgent Care), 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Digital Popular: Media, Culture, and Politics in Networked India": U-M Institute for the Humanities FellowSpeak.

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Lecture by U-M communication studies professor Aswin Punathambekar. Q&A.
12:30-1:30 p.m., Osterman common rm. #1022, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

Mah-Jongg: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Mah-Jongg is a Chinese game resembling Gin Rummy, but is played with colorful tiles instead of cards. It is easy to learn and can become quite addictive! Classes start with a brief lecture, followed by actual playing of the game with continuous guidance from the instructor. Mah-Jongg sets will be provided. Stuart Baggaley has taught his modified and simplified version of the game at many venues. He is a British World War II veteran (RAF) who emigrated from Norway in 1957, leaving the Fulbright Foundation in Oslo. He retired from UM Medical School (Anatomy) in 1990. This Study Group will meet Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00, March 26 - April 23.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1 p.m.  Free! 

Tour the Tileworks: Motawi Tileworks.

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Every Tuesday at 1pm and Thursday at 11am, rain or shine, we offer a free tour of the Tileworks. You can browse our studio gallery, meet our staff, learn about our company history, and observe our tile-making process firsthand. Tours typically last 60-90 minutes and are best for ages 8 to adult. Reservations are not required, however please call ahead if your party consists of 10 or more.
Motawi Tileworks, 170 Enterprise Drive. Free. 734-213-0017. tours@motawi.com https://www.motawi.com/pages/tour-the-tileworks [map]



 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 2-3:30 p.m. 

Tour of Maker Works: Session A: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Can you imagine a play space for adult hobbyists? It would be equipped with a jaw-dropping array of tools, machines, and supplies. You could learn and create with wood, metal, plastic, etc. There would be 3D printers, table saws, laser cutters, sewing machines, etc. And experts would be there to train you in how to use the equipment. Your family, friends, and neighbors would be amazed at what you create. This unique space exists right here in Ann Arbor.
And you can take a tour with OLLI! Space on the tour is limited to only 15 people, so register quickly. [Don't worry if you are put on a wait list…we can schedule additional tours]. Go to their website to learn more about Maker Works, and find a map to its location (3765 Plaza Drive, just west of Costco, Maker Works pennant flag flying outside). http://www.maker-works.com/
This Study Group led by Josh Williams will meet Tuesday, 2:00-3:30 p.m., March 26.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Drive (west of Costco). $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 2-3:30 p.m. 

Tour of Maker Works: Session A - OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Can you imagine a play space for adult hobbyists? It would be equipped with a jaw-dropping array of tools, machines, and supplies. You could learn and create with wood, metal, plastic, etc. There would be 3D printers, table saws, laser cutters, sewing machines, etc. And experts would be there to train you in how to use the equipment. Your family, friends, and neighbors would be amazed at what you create.
This unique space exists right here in Ann Arbor. And you can take a tour with OLLI! Space on the tour is limited to only 15 people, so register quickly. [Don't worry if you are put on a wait list…we can schedule additional tours]. Go to their website to learn more about Maker Works, and find a map to its location (3765 Plaza Drive, just west of Costco, Maker Works pennant flag flying outside). http://www.maker-works.com/
These sessions will be led by Instructor Josh Williams. Session A will be held on Tuesday, March 26
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Drive. $10. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 2-4 p.m. 

"Making Good Bread at Home: The Leisurely and Satisfying Art of Bread Making": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Lecture-demo by Turner volunteer Jim Frenza.
2-4 p.m., Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 2-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Puppet Show!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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AADL storytellers present a puppet show for grades preK-3.
2-2:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Multipurpose Rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Totoro Crafts & Movie": Dexter District Library.

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Screening of the Studio Ghibli anime film My Neighbor Totoro. Crafts & pizza. For grades 5-12.
2-4 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 3-10 p.m. 

57th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Mar. 26-31. The oldest and one of the most prestigious avant-garde film festivals in North America features 6 days of film screenings, panel discussions, and parties that culminate in screenings of the award-winning films on Mar. 31. The competition showcases new experimental and independent 16-mm, 35-mm, and digital films and videos in a wide range of genres. Also, "Off the Screen" round table discussions, exhibits, and parties (see aafilmfest.org for full schedule).

Mar. 26: An opening reception at U-M North Quad (Rm. 2435) features video screenings of work by festival filmmakers and U-M students. FREE, 3-5 p.m. Opening Night. The festival kicks off tonight with the first "Films in Competition" screenings of experimental, documentary, and animated films featuring everything from a housing development in East London to an army of dancing objects. 8:15 p.m. Preceded 6:30-8 p.m. by a party ($50; members, students, & seniors, $40; screening only, $12) with an interactive performance by Iowa artist Melissa Airy. Open bar & appetizers from local restaurants.

Mar. 27: "Happiness Is a Warm Projector." Juror Bryan Konefsky shows his films about the discomfort of being a U.S. citizen-consumer. FREE, 1 p.m. Last Days in Chinatown, Nicole Macdonald's documentary (in competition) about Detroit's Cass Corridor. 5 p.m. "Films in Competition 2" explores everything from cosmic and subatomic realms depicted as everyday objects to altered perception after a heart transplant. 5:15 p.m. Ethnographic Frictions features films challenging ethnography and anthropology conventions. 7 p.m. "Films in Competition 3" includes a drone view of wolves, America's first circus elephant, & more. 7:15 p.m. Closing Time, Nicole Vögele's documentary (in competition) about a couple running an all-night diner in Taipei. 9 p.m. "Films in Competition 4" is highlighted by live film performances exploring shadowy and fragile audiovisual worlds and unseen biological processes. 9:15 p.m.

Mar. 28: Festival juror Stacey Steers shows her surrealist animation. FREE, 1 p.m. Meow Wolf. Santa Fe art collective members Chris Cloud and Morgan Capps discuss their fantastical work. Part of the U-M Penny Stamps Speaker Series. FREE, 5:10 p.m. Found Sounds: A Retrospective of Barbara Meter's Avant-Garde Films features Meter's feminist and activist documentaries. 7 p.m. "Films in Competition 5: Out Night" features experimental shorts with LGBTQ themes. 7:15 p.m. Wonders Wander, Shu Lea Cheang's 4-episode fictional web series (in competition), set in Madrid, about refugees, migrants, transfeminism, sustainable living, & more. 9 p.m. "Films in Competition 6" explores a near-death experience, the Finnish countryside, a historic black barbershop, & more. 9:15 p.m.

Mar. 29: Festival juror Akosua Adoma Owusu shows her documentary and experimental shorts about the collision of identities experienced by immigrants in the U.S. FREE, 1 p.m. Becoming Myself, 9 shorts about coming to terms with oneself and aspirations of greatness. 5 p.m. "Films in Competition 7" includes a months-long dialogue between a woman and a prisoner, a distant future, the son of a Mexican shaman, & more. 5:15 p.m. Caballerango, Juan Pablo González's documentary (in competition) about a young man's disappearance from a Mexican village. 7 p.m. "Films in Competition 8" explores subjects from a crying baby to a poltergeist semaphore. 7:15 p.m. Two A.M., Loretta Fahrenholz's fantasy (in competition), set in a future telepathic police state, about a woman pitted against her family of overbearing mind-readers. 9 p.m. "Films in Competition 9: Animation" includes animated shorts about a family visiting a funeral home, the magnetic sun, a train ride across Canada, anthropomorphic ducks and a pet robot at an amusement park, & more. 9:15 p.m. Meow Wolf: Origin Story, Morgan Capps and Jilann Spitzmiller's documentary about this anarchic art collective (see Mar. 28), which gained the support of Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin and grew into a multimillion-dollar corporation. Midnight.

Mar. 30: "Films in Competition 10: Almost All Ages (Ages 6+)," a program of family-friendly films that explore everything from freshwater ecosystems to true love. $6, 11 a.m. <3, LNZ Arturo's "60-minute selfie" (in competition) about coming of age during a tech revolution. 1 p.m. "Films in Competition 11" features a story from the 1992-93 Abkhazian War, a Belgian missionary who falls for a Rwandan girl, & more. 1:15 p.m. Remnants of a Dream, shorts about black experiences, from ancestral struggles to contemporary paths of healing. 3 p.m. "Films in Competition 12" explores machine consciousness, hyper-personalized ads, dark stairways, & more. 3:15 p.m. Nothing or Everything, Gyeol Kim's drama (in competition) where past and present overlap as 2 heartbroken women climb a mountain. 5 p.m. My Friend the Polish Girl, Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek's drama (in competition) about a rich amateur director making a film about an erratic, unemployed actress. 5:15 p.m. Looking in the Mirror, I See Me-Early Women's Video Art from the Video Data Bank, a program of 1960s and 70s shorts by women. 7 p.m. "Films in Competition 13" features a ghost, a search for a bathroom, a collection of spam emails, show dogs, & more. 7:15 p.m. Wada's World: Wrestling with Existence, a retrospective of films by Japanese animator Wada Atsushi, who animates simple pen drawings. 9 p.m. "Films in Competition 14" explores a labyrinth, a watery spiral world, ant civilizations, the legitimization of sexual violence, & more. 9:15 p.m.

Mar. 31: "Off the Screen: What the Hell Was That?" Panel discussion, moderated by U-M film professor Daniel Herbert, on films screened during the festival. 2435 U-M North Quad. FREE, 10 a.m. vulture, Philip Hoffman's film (in competition), a detailed study of farm animals and surrounding flora. Opener: Chicago spoken-word performance artist Fulla Abdul-Jabbar. 1 p.m. "Films in Competition 15" explores Arctic climate change, an underground construction site, and light, time, and decayed film. 1:15 p.m. how we live--messages to the family, Gustav Deutsch's documentary mashup (in competition) of home movies and other footage. 3 p.m. "Films in Competition 16" features a wise old elephant, audio appropriated from teen YouTube videos, an intense relationship between 2 magical tweens, & more. 3:15 p.m. Performances by the all-female drumline Bitch, Thunder! (5:30 p.m. & other times TBA). Award Screening 1 (6 p.m.). Award Screening 2 (8 p.m.).

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Michigan Theater (except as noted). Tickets: $100 (members, students, & seniors, $85) for the entire festival (including the opening night reception) & $60 (members, students, & seniors, $50) for weekend passes in advance at aafilmfest.org. $12 (students, seniors, & members, $8) per show at the door. 995-5356. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Anime Afternoons": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to watch new and classic anime shows. Sushi & other Japanese snacks.
3-4:15 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"The Threat to Global Press Freedom": U-M Wallace House Eisendrath Symposium on International News.

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Panel discussion with former and current Knight-Wallace international journalism fellows Vanessa Gezari, Itai Anghel and Jawad Sukhanyar. Moderator: U-M law professor Len Niehoff, an expert on media law and the First Amendment.
3-4:30 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 998-7666. [map]


 3:40, 6:45 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Birds of Passage (Pajaros de Verano)": State Theatre.

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(Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra, 2019). Multigenerational thriller focusing on the effects of the Colombian drug trade from the point of view of an indigenous family.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:45 & 8:45 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 3:50, 4:30, 7:15 & 10 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4 & 8:35 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, 6:30 & 9:45 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 p.m. 

U-M Baseball.

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Mar. 15-17: Manhattan College. Home-opening 4-game series. 4 p.m. (Mar. 15), 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. (Mar. 16), & 1 p.m. (Mar. 17).

Mar. 19: WMU. 4 p.m.

Mar. 26 & 27: San Jose State. 4 p.m. (Mar. 26 & 27).

Mar. 30: MSU. 4 p.m.

Apr. 3: Toledo. 4 p.m.

Apr. 5-7: Minnesota. 3-game series (Apr. 5, 4 p.m.; Apr. 6, 2 p.m.; Apr. 7, 1 p.m.).

Apr. 9 & 10: Indiana State. Apr. 9 & 10, 4 p.m.

Apr. 17: Bowling Green. 4 p.m.

Apr. 19-21: Northwestern. 3-game series (Apr. 19, 3:30 p.m.; Apr. 20, 2 p.m.; Apr. 21, 1 p.m.).

Apr. 26-28: Rutgers. 3-game series (Apr. 26, 6 p.m.; Apr. 27, 2 p.m.; Apr. 28, 1 p.m.).
Various times (see listing), Ray Fisher Stadium. Tickets $6 & $8. 764-0247.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Influence of Biblical Cantillations on Art Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Berlin-based pianist and musicologist Jascha Nemtsov discusses the system of musical rules and motifs created by early Jews that was passed on orally until codified in the 9th century. Nemtsov also gives a free performance Mar. 25 at 8 p.m. (U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits).
4 p.m., 2022 Thayer Bldg., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-9047. [map]



 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

20th Annual Wet Meadow Burn: Buhr Park Children's Wet Meadow.

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City natural area program staff conduct the annual prescribed burn of the wet meadows. "It's quite a sight--my daughter has gone to prescribed burns since age 2 and loves them," says one parent. "I think it's quite safe for kids of any age if they're with a parent." If you'd like to help prepare for the burn, check the website for current info on seed collecting. If there are sufficient seeds available, show up at 3:30 p.m. with a paper shopping bag to help with seed collecting. Then help scatter native plant seeds on the meadow after the burn. In case of rain or high humidity, the burn is postponed until March 27 or later. See www.wetmeadow.org for updates.
4:30 p.m., Buhr Park, 2751 Packard. Free. 734-971-5870. [map]


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"De/Militarized Ecologies: Making Peace with Nature Along the Korean DMZ": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies.

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Talk by UC-Irvine anthropology professor Eleana Kim.
4:30 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-1825. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 6-7 p.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Circles Leader Information Session: Circles Washtenaw County.

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Tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Circles can help!
Circles Washtenaw County is a relationship-based program that will help you achieve a more stable, secure future for yourself and your family. During Circles there are:
weekly meetings with a free meal and childcare,
information and help finding better jobs, education, savings programs and more,
two caring Allies to support you on your journey to self-sufficiency,
and staff to answer questions and provide mentoring!
St. Luke - Ann Arbor, 4205 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 7344857658. https://www.facebook.com/events/558574127973077 [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Knitting Group: Brewed Awakenings Cafe.

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All invited to bring Knitting projects to work on.
6:30 p.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., ste. M, Saline. Free. 681-0078. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Eugenics": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A roundtable discussion on who ought to be here.
Readings to consider:
"Eugenics: its definition, scope, and aims"
"The second international congress of eugenics"
"CC Little renaming resolution"
"Buck v. Bell Supreme Court opinion"
"Moderate eugenics and human enhancement"
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings, please contact Barry Belmont (belmont@umich.edu) or visit https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/028-eugenics/.
Also, feel free to swing by the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. Open to all age 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m. 

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

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Gretchen's House Child Care Center, 2340 Oak Valley. $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Mtg: Moms Demand Action - Washtenaw County.

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It's a great time to check out Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America! All are welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the Washtenaw County group, and find out what we're doing locally in Michigan for gun violence prevention. 2019 promises to be an exciting year!
Moms Demand Action - Washtenaw Cty meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the FUMC-Ypsi location, unless otherwise publicized.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a non-partisan organization with no religious affiliation.
For more information, and to officially join us, go to momsdemandaction.org.
First United Methodist Church of Ypsilanti, 209 Washtenaw Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. momswashtenaw@gmail.com [map]



 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


 7-10 p.m. 

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

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


 7-9 p.m. 

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

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bowlaway": Literati Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Elizabeth McCracken's acclaimed new novel about 3 generations of an unconventional New England family that runs a candlepin bowling alley.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy": Fathom Events.

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Documentary, produced by Ross, that includes footage of her massive 1983 Central Park concert.
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), 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. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness and Meditation for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant leads participants in a series of guided meditations. Bring a blanket or pillow, if you like.
7-8:15 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Mini Book Charms": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project in honor of Reading Month for all grade 6-adult. Previous crafting experience helpful but not required.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land": Michigan Theater.

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(Stan Lai, 1992). Taiwanese comedy set in 1949 Singapore about 2 rival acting troupes trying to rehearse on the same stage. Mandarin, subtitles.
7 p.m., State Theater. Free. 668-TIME.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Through the Eyes of Rose": Saline District Library.

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Area writer John Kozak discusses his 2009 memoir about his mother's struggle to feed their family during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia and her 1949 escape from the country with her children.
7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery": Dawn Farm.

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"Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery" will be presented by Jerry Fouchey, BS, MA, SpA, CADC; Dawn Farm Personal Medicine Therapist and Didactic Group Facilitator; and Barb Smith, author of "Brent's World." Unresolved grief and loss frequently accompany people throughout the process of moving from the culture of addiction to the culture of recovery. Families of people with addiction experience grief and loss as well. This program will explain various theories of grief and grief recovery, describe losses that people with substance use disorders and their families experience throughout the addiction and recovery processes, and discuss how recovery program tools can help individuals cope with grief and loss. The presentation will include a powerful personal story of grief, loss and recovery. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

Ballet Preljocaj: University Musical Society.

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Mar. 26 & 27. One of Europe's most prominent dance companies performs avant-garde French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj's La Fresque (The Painting on the Wall), an arresting adaptation of the 18th-century Chinese fairy tale about a man who falls in love with a woman in a painting and is able to enter her world. After years of happiness, he's chased out of the painting and learns that only a few minutes have passed in reality. Set to a score of 80s-style electronica, the choreography is "pleasing and tasteful, although more lyrical than is often the case [with Preljocaj's work]," says a seeingdance.com review. "There are multiple stylistic references including court dance, Chinese dance, ballet, Cunningham, and his own contemporary touches. Masks hint at German expressionism."
7:30 p.m. (Tues. & Wed.), Power Center. Tickets $34-$66 in advance at the Michigan League Box Office & ums.org, and (if available) at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Trivia Night: Sporcle.

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


 8 p.m. 

Beta Radio: The Ark.

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Wilmington (NC) Americana chamber pop duo.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free. All encouraged to bring nonperishable food or money to donate to Food Gatherers. 761-1451. [map]



 8 p.m. 

David Wilcox / Beth Nielsen Chapman: The Ark.

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Double bill. An acclaimed singer-songwriter from Asheville, North Carolina, Wilcox is a Cleveland native with a laid-back singing style whose songs, alternately yearning and plaintive, are known for their emotional force and intimacy and for their canny blend of pop and folk aesthetics. He's also a dynamic guitarist who favors offbeat tunings. Chapman is a Texas-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter who writes strikingly melodic, poetically incisive pop songs exploring various romantic and spiritual themes. She has penned several chart-topping hits.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [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]


 10:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Tues. Tango dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded at 9:30 p.m. by a lesson ($10).
10:30-11:30 p.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (free with lesson). sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Jesse Kramer Trio

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

Club Above: Open Mike

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

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo

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

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. His latest CD, Big Car Town, is a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band Paul Klinger’s Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]

 
 


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