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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, April 3, 2019






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

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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



 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Storytimes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

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

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. 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.-5 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]



 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. Apr. 3: "Eggstravagant Eggs." Apr. 10: "Sensing Spring." Apr. 17: "Windy Weather." Apr. 21 & 24: "Garden Playtime."
LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [map]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Chelsea District Library.

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


 10:30 a.m. 

San, Emily, & Jacob: Society for Musical Arts.

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Multi-instrumentalist San Slomovits (best known as half of the popular family-friendly duo Gemini) and his violinist daughter, Emily Slomovits, are joined by bassist Jacob Warren to perform a wide range of traditional and contemporary acoustic folk, jazz, and classical music. Followed by a meet-the-artists lunch ($15).
10:30 a.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $17 (accompanying friend, $15; groups of 5 or more, $10 each; students with ID, $5). Lunch reservations required by calling 662-3279. Info: annarborsma.org, 930-0353. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 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.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Drop In Volunteering: SCRAP Box Ann Arbor.

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



 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs., except May 27. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Kempf House Museum Noon Lecture Series.

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Apr. 3: Bee Safe Ann Arbor co-leader Eileen Dickinson shares pollinator-supporting tips in "What's the Buzz?"

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Apr. 10: Local music historian Stu Johnson discusses early postwar pop music in "The Pop Years: 1946-1950."

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Apr. 17: Local historian Grace Shackman discusses View of a Universe: A Love Story of Ann Arbor at Middle Age, Ann Arbor native Milo Ryan's 1985 memoir of his boyhood on State St. in the early 1900s. Ryan was a pioneer of Seattle public television and a legendary figure in radio history.

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Apr. 24: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club member Fabian Beltran discusses "Trains: Memories and More."

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Noon-1 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free (donations accepted). 994-4898. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Dreaming, from Ming to Qing": U-M Confucius Institute.

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Indiana University East Asian history professor emerita Lynn Struve discusses written and visual representations of dreaming in this transitional era, mid-1500s-1700.
Noon-1 p.m., U-M Palmer Commons Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw. Free. 764-8888. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m. 

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

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Apr. 3: "The Book Thief" (Brian Percival, 2013). Adaptation of the popular YA novel about a young girl who shares books with the Jewish refugee hidden in her adoptive German family's basement during WWII.

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Apr. 10: "Modern Times" (Charlie Chaplin, 1936). Chaplin's last silent film is a memorable satire of the machine age.

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Apr. 17: "Exodus: Gods and Kings" (Ridley Scott, 2014). Scott's visually stunning Biblical epic about Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt.

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Apr. 24: "Watermarks" (Yaron Zilberman, 2004). Documentary about the champion women swimmers of a Jewish sports club who were forced to flee Austria after the 1938 Anschluss.

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


 12:30-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Fun": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. All invited to play board games from the Senior Center's collection.
12:30-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. 794-6250. [map]


 12:30 & 6:30 p.m. 

"Die Walküre": Fathom Events.

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Live broadcast (Mar. 30) and rebroadcast (Apr. 3) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Wagner's opera about Wotan, the leader of the gods, and his willful warrior daughter, Brünnhilde. German, subtitles. Note: The Apr. 3 show is at Quality 16 and Ann Arbor 20 only.
Noon (Mar. 30) and 12:30 & 6:30 p.m. (Apr. 3), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $18-$25 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Money Smart Piggie Banks": Saline District Library.

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An Old National Bank representative discusses financial literacy for teens.
SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 3:30, 6:40 & 8:50 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]


 3:45 & 9 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 & 9:15 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, 6:40 & 9:15 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.).

May 7: MSU. 6 p.m.

May 8: EMU. 6 p.m.

May 10-12: Indiana. 3-game series (May 10, 8 p.m., and May 11 & 12, 2 p.m.).
Various times (see listing), Ray Fisher Stadium. Tickets $6 & $8. 764-0247.


 4 p.m. 

U-M Softball.

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Mar. 16 & 17: Kent State. 2 & 4 p.m. (Mar. 16) & 1 p.m. (Mar. 17).

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Mar. 19: WMU. 4 p.m.

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Mar. 22, 23, & 24: Nebraska. 4 p.m. (Mar. 22), 2 p.m. (Mar. 23), & 1 p.m. (Mar. 24).

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Apr. 3: Toledo. 4 p.m.

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Apr. 5-7: Indiana. Apr. 5, 5 p.m.; Apr. 6, 2 p.m.; Apr. 7, 1 p.m.

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Apr. 23: MSU.

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Apr. 26-28: Penn State. Apr. 26, 6 p.m.; Apr. 27, 2 p.m.; Apr. 28, 1 p.m.

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Various times, see listing. Alumni Field, S. State at Hoover. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each; U-M students, faculty, & staff, free). 764-0247.


 4:15, 7 & 9:35 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.


 4:25, 7:05 & 9:25 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.


 4:35, 7:10 & 9:30 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.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Arab Heritage Month": U-M Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs.

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This campus-wide series of events includes a talk on "Arab Masculinity & Mental Health Concerns" (Apr. 3; 5 p.m.; 1322 School of Education, 610 East University Ave.), a Grand Bazaar (Apr. 6; 5-7 p.m.; Palmer Commons Great Lakes Rm., 100 Washtenaw), an Arab Folk Dancing workshop (Apr. 10; 4 p.m.; Michigan League Vandenberg Rm.), a screening of the film Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (Apr. 11; 7:30 p.m.; 2435 North Quad), a "Fundraising Dinner for Yemen" (Apr. 17; 6 p.m.; Rackham Assembly Hall; tickets TBA), and more.
Various times & locations. Free (except as noted). mesa.umich.edu/article/arab-heritage-month, 763-9044.


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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



 5:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi Pushing Hands": Sun Shen.

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Pushing Hands is an interactive Tai-Chi training which helps you experience the world in a non-reactive, calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. Classes are held Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm by SUN SHEN Head Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang. Please contact Pastor Neuhaus at (734) 531-8796 or info@sunshen.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5:30-8 p.m. 

"Brews & Bullseyes": Animal Advocates of Ann Arbor.

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Darts tournament. Winning team gets half of the entry fees. Bring your own team, or join one on arrival. Fundraiser for the Humane Society of Huron Valley.
5:30-8 p.m., HOMES Brewery, 2321 Jackson. $5/person. Preregistration available at facebook.com/animaladvocatesofannarbor (click on the Events tab to find "Brews and Bullseyes"). [map]


 6 p.m. 

"One Prayer Class": Sun Shen.

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The One Prayer is a dynamic self-management tool, custom designed for you, that you can take wherever you go and update as you learn and grow. It includes a system of journaling techniques, life organization, and mapping your purpose and trajectory. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction; itʻs about following your heart and vision in concrete and practical ways. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30pm. Contact Samo Joanna Myers at samomyers@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. samomyers@sunshen.org sunshen.org/ [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
Gilbert Residence, 203 South Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help from club members. Knives and block-out & rough-cut patterns for sale.
6-7:30 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do: Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, 2-part series. Part 1 provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part 2 has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when teen substance use is suspected, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part 2 ends with adults and teens hearing a talk by a young person in recovery from a substance use disorder. The series is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the WISD/LESA Health Educators' Learning Network (supporting and advocating for Whole School, Whole Community, and the Whole Child Approach-WSCC,) and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. The series is inclusive of parents/guardians, teens, other family members, professionals and students - all are welcome. Registration is not required.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Exhibition Room, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs [map]



 6:30 p.m. 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
UUAA Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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


 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

"Tea 101": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Zingerman's staff discuss and offer taste samples of 5 types of tea.
6:30-7:30 p.m., Zingerman's Upstairs Next Door, 418 Detroit. $10. Reservations required. 663-3400. . [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Icons of Anime Film Series": Michigan Theater.

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

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

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

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


 7:00 p.m.  Free! 

"Master Your Student Loan Debt": Ypsilanti District Library.

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Learn about options for managing loans through repayment, consolidation, refinancing, and forgiveness with Mark Munzenberger, Financial Education Specialist at the University of Michigan Credit Union.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 7344824110. skonen@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org/events [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness Class: Deepening Awareness": Jewel Heart.

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Transcendental Meditation Intro Talk": Maharish Foundation USA.

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Free Intro Talk on TM. It's a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. Absolutely effortless - It's so easy and enjoyable that anyone can do it - even children with ADHD. This makes it very different from other techniques. No concentrating, No control of the mind, No monitoring of thoughts (mindfulness) No trying to "empty the mind". Authentic - The TM technique was founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi over 50 years ago, and has been learned by more than six million people. It can only be taught by certified TM teachers in a course carefully personalized for each individual. Evidence-based - Hundreds of published research studies on the TM technique have documented major benefits for:stress and anxiety, brain function, cardiovascular health. Nothing to believe in - The TM technique is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. No belief or expectation is needed for it to be effective.
Ann Arbor TM Center, 606 W Stadium Blvd. Free. 734-330-3282. tmasuga@tm.org www.tm.org [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Yin/Restorative Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Wednesdays from 7-8pm
In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow the muscles to relax and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. Class is heated around 80 degrees.
We are located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. You may park in the parking lot across from the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses, including the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha.
Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $18. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http://bridgeclubs.org/index.php?id=289. 769-3994. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Douglas Smith: Chelsea District Library.

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Reading by this local poet, whose latest chapbook, Social Work and Other Myths, explores his time as a community organizer in Detroit in the 1980s.
7-8:30 p.m., Serendipity Books, 113 W. Middle, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Polly Rosenwaike: Literati Bookstore.

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This local writer reads from and discusses Look How Happy I'm Making You, her new collection of candid short stories about women navigating infertility, pregnancy, and motherhood. "Among the thousands of books for prospective and new parents, I doubt any will make you feel more understood and less alone," says novelist Anthony Doerr. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

S.E. Michigan CNC Enthusiast Group: Maker Works.

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For folks who want to get started with CNC as well as veterans to share information. Focus of the group is anything CNC-related: projects, additive machines like the Makerbot or subtractive mills, CAD, CAM, and the holy war of issues like Servos vs. Steppers, NURBS vs. Meshes, and EMC2 vs. Mach3.
Meetings are normally on the first Wednesday of the month (except when they land on a holiday and Maker Works is closed), free and open to everyone and you don't have to be a member of Maker Works to attend.
With the approach of winter, if the weather is too inclement for safe travel, the meeting may be cancelled if conditions warrant it.
Any CNC-related topic is game and if you have something to show off, please bring it.
For more info, visit: SEMICNC Yahoo! Group https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/semicnc/info
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com https://www.maker-works.com/events/se-michigan-cnc-enthusiast-group [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 7-9 p.m. 

The Twangtown Paramours and Lyal Strickland: On the Tracks Singer-Songwriter Showcase.

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Double bill. The Twangtown Paramours is a Nashville Americana alt-country husband-and-wife duo known for its literate, blisteringly honest explorations of the consequences of lovers' games. A Deep Roots Magazine (NYC) reviewer describes their 2nd album, The Promise of Friday Night, as "more like a collection of short stories edging into the turbulent interior of Flannery O'Connor territory." Missouri-based Americana "farmer-songwriter" Strickland's 7th album, Preservation, is filled with spare, unflinching stories of people barely making it in rural America.
7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson, Chelsea. $15 suggested donation. Info: call Annie Capps at 330-5226. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Tunisian Food Demonstration: Ann Arbor District Library.

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El Harissa Market and Café owner Khaled Houamed shows how to make some popular Tunisian and North African dishes. For grade 6-adult.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Color Away": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"ISIS: The Day After-A Look Within": Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor/ Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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Renowned Israeli war correspondent and documentarian Itai Anghel discusses the history of the Islamic State and shares his personal experiences in the field. He won the 2017 Sokolov Award, Israel's highest journalism award.
7-9 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free, but reservations required at jewishannarbor.org. 677-0100. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Plant Propagation": Ann Arbor Garden Club.

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North American Rock Garden Society vice president Don LaFond gives a presentation on propagating plants by seed, cuttings, and dividing.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens Rm. 125, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 761-8281.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Take Back the Night": U-M Students Against Rape/Michigan Takes Back the Night.

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This annual rally against rape features a keynote speech by queer spoken word poet Kevin Kantor and a performance by 2014 American Idol runner-up Jena Irene Asciutto. Followed by a march through downtown. Rain or shine.
7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Michigan League Ballroom. Free. tbtnannarbor.org. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Understanding Your Credit": Saline District Library.

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Apr. 3 & 4. Talk by CP Federal Credit Union community education ambassador Sheila Everts. Part of "Money Smart Week" (Mar. 30-Apr. 6), a series of programs and information on financial literacy.
7 p.m. (Apr. 3) & 10:30 a.m. (Apr. 4), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

A. Van Jordan: Concordia University.

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Rescheduled from March. Reading by this award-winning poet, a U-M English professor and author of several acclaimed books. His most recent collection, The Cineaste, explores film, poetry, and the elusiveness of reverie.
7:30 p.m., Concordia University Kreft Center Recital Hall, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7389. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History of Books & Printing Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Donna Dennis's 2019 book, Licentious Gotham: Erotic Publishing and Its Prosecution in Nineteenth-Century New York.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Wed. Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dances to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week. Wear soft-soled shoes.
7:30-9:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Rehearsal: The Arbor Consort.

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



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Visitors Night: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

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All invited to check out the trains whizzing around on the club's big, elaborate layout, housed in a depot restored by the club.
7:30-10 p.m., Michigan Central depot, 3487 Broad, Dexter. Free. 426-5100. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Every Wed. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Steiner's 1904 introduction to anthroposophy, How to Know Higher Worlds.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]


 7:45 p.m. 

Stand-Up Comedy: Full Metal Events.

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Performances by comics and musicians TBA from around the country.
7:45 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. $8 in advance at info@pointlessbrew.com; $10 at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Open Stage: The Ark.

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All acoustic performers invited. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up to perform 8 minutes (or 2 songs) each. The most talented and popular Open Stage performers are offered their own evenings at the Ark.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $3 (members & students, $2). 761-1451. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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


 8 p.m.  Free! 

University Choir: U-M School of Music.

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This ensemble of music majors is joined by the U-M Concert Band in the world premiere of JW Keckley's Magnificat, James MacMillan's "O Radiant Dawn," Alexandru Pascanu's "Chindia," a Thomas Morley song, and Robert DeCormier's "I Been in the Storm So Long" with Cape Town soprano Goitsemang Lehobye.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 9-11:30 p.m. 

"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blue Llama: Allan Harris Quartet

Jazz ensemble led by renowned Brooklyn-bred veteran vocalist and composer-guitarist Harris whose music blends swinging jazz with elements of R&B, balladry, rock, blues and even a touch of playful Brazilian music. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde

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

Detroit St. Filling Station: Detroit Street Hot Club

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarists Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and violinist Tyler Rindo. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Wych Elm

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

Mash: David Roof

Local blues-rock singer-guitarist. [venue info]

Old Town: Treetown Swingtette

Local ensemble that plays a wide range of swing music, from Cole Porter to Django Reinhardt. Members are fiddler Paul Winder, vibes player Cary Kocher, bassist Paul Keller, and singer-guitarist Myron Grant, who also plays harmonica. [venue info]

 
 


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