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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, April 2, 2019






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9:30 a.m. 

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

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


 9:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 11-May 14. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]


 10-11 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. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (Apr. 2 only): Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek, Apr. 4; Traverwood Apr. 11, 18, & 25.

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


 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. Downtown, & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, Apr. 3 only 11-11:30 a.m. 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.- 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 a.m.-1 p.m. 

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]


 10-11:30 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 a.m.-noon 

Early Spring Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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



 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon": U-M Library.

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All invited to help edit Wikipedia entries on subjects related to cisgender and transgender women, feminism, and the arts. Assistance provided.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., 100 U-M Shapiro Undergrad Library PIE Space, 919 South University. Free. 615-0357. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Apr. 2, 9, & 16. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee. Apr. 2: "Constructing Nature and Culture In and Out of the Studio," a talk by WSU Chinese literature professor Yunshuang Zhang on the importance of literati studios during the Song dynasty. Apr. 9: Tulane University political science professor Martin Dimitrov on "The Origins and Evolution of Social Surveillance in China." Apr. 16: Detroit Institute of Arts curator Katherine Kasdorf on "Reinstalling the DIA's Asian Galleries: New Voices and New Perspectives."
Noon-1 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [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]


 4, 6:35 & 9:20 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.  Free! 

Marcin Wodzinski: University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Space and Spirit, or How to make a Historical Atlas of Hasidism
Marcin Wodzinski, University of Wroclaw
Wodzinski has produced the first cartographic reference book on Hasidism, one of the modern era's most vibrant and important mystical movements. In this lecture, he will discuss Hasidism's emergence and expansion in Eastern Europe; its spread to the New World; and its remarkable postwar rebirth. Wodzinski's innovative mapping allows him to show to what extent Hasidism dominated the Eastern European Jewish landscape, which Hasidic dynasties were strongest and why, and how Hasidism was resurrected in the Post-Holocaust era.
Room 1010, Weiser Hall, 500 Church St. Free. 7347639047. judaicstudies@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/57605-14220074.html [map]



 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Lost in Translation: Black 92nd Infantry Division Soldiers, Italian Partisans, and the Politics of Liberation in World War II Europe": U-M Comparative Literature Department.

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University of New Mexico history professor Robert Jefferson discusses how interactions with Italian guerrilla fighters inspired American black soldiers' commitment to civil rights.
4-5:30 p.m., 1014 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. Free. 763-2351. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Space and Spirit, or How to Make a Historical Atlas of Hasidism": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Polish writer Marcin Wodzinski discusses Historical Atlas of Hasidism, his new book that traces Hasidic movements in Eastern Europe and how it spread to America.
4 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 763-9047. [map]


 4 & 7 p.m. 

"The Karate Kid": Fathom Events.

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(John G. Avildsen, 1984). 35th anniversary screening. With an intro by Ralph Macchio and William Zabka.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) and Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20) & 316-5500 (Emagine).


 4:15, 6:50 & 9:15 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.


 4:20, 6:50 & 9:20 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]


 4:20, 7:10 & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Beach Bum": State Theatre.

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(Harmony Korine, 2019). Stoner comedy starring Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30 & 9:25 p.m. 

"The Mustang": State Theatre.

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(Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, 2019). Drama about a convict whose rehabilitation program involves horse training.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30, 7, & 9:10 p.m. 

"Transit": Michigan Theater.

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(Christian Petzold, 2019). Drama about a man who unexpectedly encounters the wife of the dead writer whose identity he assumed after fleeing Nazi-occupied France. French, 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]


 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Between Nature and Architecture": U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Charles Correa International Lecture.

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Talk by award-winning Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, who designed the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London. Note: Location tentative.
6 p.m., Art & Architecture Bldg. Auditorium, 2000 Bonisteel. Free. 764-1300. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Korea, Land of the Morning Calm": Dexter District Library.

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Southeast Michigan resident Mariya Fogarasi, who spent 4 years on a U.S. Army post in Seoul, discusses the history of South Korea.
6-7:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Death Café: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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All invited to join a frank conversation about death, hosted by Interfaith Center Minister Annie Kopko.
6:30-7:30 p.m., Interfaith Center, 704 Airport. Free. 327-0270. [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]


 6:30-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Copper Wire Jewelry": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Beth Battey shows all grade 6-adults how to make simple wire-wrapped jewelry using copper wire. Supplies provided.
6:30-8:45 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Ypsilanti Township Master Plan Reveal": Ypsilanti District Library.

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What will Ypsilanti Township look like in 2040? See the Township's new Master Plan, which is the result of dozens of community input sessions.
More details at ypsilantitownship2040.com
The Ypsilanti District Library- Whittaker Branch, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 x1377. info@ypsilibrary.org https://www.ypsilibrary.org/event/ypsilanti-twp-2040-master-plan-reveal/ [map]


 7 p.m. 

Alfonso Cuarón Film Series: State Theatre.

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Apr. 2: "A Little Princess" (Alfonso Cuarón, 1995). Remake of the 1939 Shirley Temple classic about a young girl who's sent to an orphanage where she uses her imagination and the help of new friends to survive. 7 p.m.

Apr. 9: "Y Tu Mamá También" (Alfonso Cuarón, 2002). Drama about an older woman who roadtrips with 2 teen boys. 7 p.m.

Apr. 16: "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (Alfonso Cuarón, 2004). Adaptation of the 3rd Harry Potter novel. 7 p.m.

Apr. 23: "Children of Men" (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006). A British bureaucrat is secretly tasked with protecting a pregnant refugee during a mysterious 18-year global fertility crisis which has caused geopolitical chaos. 7 p.m.
7 p.m., State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). 668-TIME.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Burnout Society Film Club.

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Apr. 2, 16, & 30. Two films each night, with trivia at intermission. Prizes.

Apr. 30: "Crippled Masters" (Chi Lo, 1979). Two kung fu fighters--one with no arms, one with no legs--seek revenge against the man who crippled them. Mandarin, subtitles. "Master of the Flying Guillotine" (Jimmy Wang Yu, 1976). A blind kung fu master vows to avenge the murder of his students by a one-armed boxer.

May 14: "Hectic Knife" (Greg DeLiso, 2016). Comic action-horror film about a knife-wielding vigilante protecting a city from a supervillain. Followed by a Q&A with the director. "Cannibal! The Musical" (Greg DeLiso, 1993). A sole survivor of a mining expedition tells how his taste for gold was replaced by a taste for human flesh.

May 28: "Killer Party" (William Fruet, 1986). Comic horror film about a demonic spirit that disrupts a sorority hazing party. The Galaxy Invader (Don Dohler, 1985). Sci-fi monster flick.

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7 p.m., 8 Ball Saloon, 201 S. First St. Free. facebook.com/8ballmovienight. [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 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., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $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]


 7-9:30 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]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Community Sing": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All invited to join this monthly gathering to sing songs from the various branches of American folk music.
7-8:30 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5. 794-6250. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Book of Help": Literati Bookstore.

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California-born writer Megan Griswold, who currently lives in a yurt in Wyoming, discusses her new memoir about growing up thoroughly New Age and how her self-help upbringing left her feeling helpless when her new husband called her in the middle of the night to say he was in jail. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"UMMA After Hours"

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The museum is open late tonight with live music, gallery talks, food, and more. In celebration of the opening of Collection Ensemble, the first major reinstallation of art in the museum's Apse in more than a decade.
7-10 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Amos Lee: The Ark.

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Highly regarded young acoustic folk-rock singer-songwriter from Philadelphia who's known for his blend of grit, soulfulness, and drive. His music draws on an array of influences from John Prine and Neil Young to Bill Withers and James Taylor. "With his dusty voice and populist Americana ... Amos Lee straddles the real estate staked out by Levon Helm, Little Feat and John Prine," says Paste reviewer Holly Gleason. "In his songs, wonder isn't wide-eyed, but knowing-and that makes the emotional charge more resonant." His acclaimed new album, My New Moon, is highlighted by "Crooked," an incendiary takedown of political corruption, misinformation, and lies that AM New York hails as "maybe the first great protest song of the Trump era." Opener: L.A. singer-songwriter Ethan Gruska.
7:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $35-$65 in advance at theark.org, MUTO at the Michigan League Underground (911 North University), and (if available) at the door. 761-1800. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Apr. 2 & 16. All invited to view digital images (Apr. 2) and prints (Apr. 16) submitted in the club's annual competition.
7:30 p.m., Forsythe Middle School media center, 1655 Newport, Free. 327-4781. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Jazz Ensemble: EMU Music Department Jazz Ensemble.

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Donald Babcock directs this music student ensemble and small combos in a program that includes works by Joe Romano, Buddy Rich, and Charles Mingus.
7:30-9 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-6842.


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Reading Glasses Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss books by contemporary writers, including quirky fiction and strange but true nonfiction. Copies of the books available at the CDL.

Mar. 5: There There, Tommy Orange's 2018 novel about Native Americans in Oakland (CA) dealing with depression, alcoholism, unemployment, and other challenges.

Apr. 2: Sunburn, Laura Lippman's psychological thriller about two lovers locked in a game of cat and mouse.

May & June: TBA.
7:30-9 p.m., Ugly Dog Distillery, 218 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of Memoria por Correspondencia, Colombian painter Emma Reyes's posthumously published memoir in the form of 23 letters.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio.

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Apr. 2 & 16. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit that also produces a weekly public radio show. Ten storytellers are selected at random to tell a 3-5 minute story--this month's themes are "Blunders" (Apr. 2) & "Burned" (Apr. 16)--judged by a 3-person team recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Seating limited; arrive early.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. General admission tickets $15 in advance only at themoth.org beginning a week before each event. 764-5118. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Trivia Night: Sporcle.

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


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"My 40 Years Living with Rudolf Steiner": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Robert Thibodeau, owner of the metaphysical bookstore Mayflower Bookshop (Berkley, MI), discusses his experience with anthroposophy.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes. Free. 678-5497, (517) 927-3696. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Arts Chorale: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by this ensemble of nonmusic majors.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. 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. 

Jacob V. Warren: The Ark.

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Local double bassist who performs in a wide range of styles, including classical, folk, jazz, bluegrass, newgrass, Cajun, gypsy jazz, and more.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Wind Chamber Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Piano, woodwind, and brass music students perform a varied program of old and new chamber works.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8:30 p.m. 

Opera on Tap.

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Local singers perform arias and art songs. Tonight's theme: "We Solemnly Swear We're Up to No Good!"
8:30-10 p.m. (seating begins at 6:30 p.m.), Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 56 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted (buy your own food). Reservations required (call between 10 a.m. & 8 p.m.). 483-5230. [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:

 

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 recent CD, <>Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection. Photo: Myra Klarman. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Songwriters Open Mike"

All songwriters invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [venue info]

Ravens Club: 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

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

 
 


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