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Calendar of Events

Monday, April 8, 2019






 
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 10 a.m.-noon. 

"Shodo - Japanese Calligraphy": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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In this class, students will experience and practice the art of Japanese calligraphy with a brush and black ink, learning both Kana and Kanji characters. The drawing process itself encourages a calming of the mind and peacefulness, similar to a form of meditation. Konomi Corbin, your instructor, taught the first calligraphy class offered at the University of Michigan some years ago.
She has taught Japanese language at both the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. This Study Group will meet April 8th from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10-11:30 a.m. 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 14-Apr. 22. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. Its spring concert is Apr. 26.
10-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com; 665-9271. [map]


 10:30-11:30 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.


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensation Stations": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All toddlers ages 18 months-3 years invited to drop in to engage their senses by scooping, pouring, squeezing, and shaking a variety of materials.
10:30-11:15 a.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 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.


 3 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 a 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.
King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2685 Packard Street. Free. 7343692716. aelliston@alz.org alz.org/mglc [map]



 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Monday": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 8-12 invited to try out this computer game that involves building things with virtual blocks to work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL learning lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 4, 6:40 & 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.


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Race and Erasure: A People's History of the 'Normal' Body": U-M Science, Technology, and Society Program.

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Vanderbilt University history professor Laura Stark discusses the long-term racial disparities in American medical practices that arose after WWII because the National Institutes of Health chose to use only white research subjects.
4-5:30 p.m., 1014 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. Free. 763-2066. [map]


 4:15 & 6:45 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]


 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 & 7:10 p.m. 

"Apollo 11": Michigan Theater.

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(Todd Miller, 2019). Documentary featuring never-before-seen footage of the first moon landing.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30, 7 & 9:25 p.m. 

"The Aftermath": Michigan Theater.

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(James Kent, 2019). Drama about a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.
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]


 4:35, 7:05 & 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.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (8 a.m., Sat.), 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.), The Session Room, 3685 Jackson (Thurs), and 5700 Jackson (Sat.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 548-6299 (Wed.), 929-9022 (Thurs. & Sat). [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"In Accordance with Others": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Ohio artist Kate Sturman Gorman discusses her narrative art quilts. The program begins with socializing and displays of members' work.
6:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church Piper Hall (lower level, enter on the east side of the building and take elevator down), 1501 W. Liberty. Free. annarborfiberarts@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Aldo Leopoldo Pando Girard: Literati Bookstore.

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This Ann Arbor Youth Poet Laureate reads from his new poetry collection exploring the intersection of multiple identities and homelands. Q&A. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each session begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Apr. 1: "Breaking the Cycle of Sexual Abuse: One Brave Woman's Story." Apr. 8: "Intimacy Anorexia: The Dark Secret That's Killing Marriages." Apr. 15: "How to Spot a Liar: Secrets from a Former FBI Agent." Apr. 22: "Who Was Jesus Really? A Good Man or Something Else?" Apr. 29: "The Heroin Addiction Next Door."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7-10 p.m. 

WCC Jazz Combo with Steve Somers.

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Washtenaw Community College Jazz Combo directed by Steve Somers. The band includes violin, flute, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, bassoon, tuba, guitars, keyboards, bass, percussion and drums. Steve Somers & Friends will also perform. The final set takes the form of a Jam session.
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Donation. $5. (734) 221-3961. [map]



 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: Local Writers Live": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Readings from local writers. Books and authors include Brooke Borton's Mutter (poetry), Callie Feyen's Twirl: My Life with Stories, Clothes, and Writing (memoir), Sylvia Hubbard's Beautiful (romantic suspense), and C.A. Collins' Sunshine Through the Rain (YA). Signings. Refreshments.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"General Smith of Galena": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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Civil War historian Robert Girardi discusses this Union general.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Administrative Bldg. Education Center Exhibition Rm., 5305 Elliott Dr. (off McAuley Dr. from Huron River Dr.). Free. (517) 750-2741. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Howl's Moving Castle": Fathom Events.

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(Hayao Miyazaki, 2004). Dubbed (Apr. 7 & 10) and subtitled (Apr. 8) screenings of this Oscar-nominated Japanese anime love story about an 18-year-old girl, cursed into an old woman's body, and a wizard who can see through the curse.
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 p.m.  Free! 

"Somewhere in Time" Book Discussion Group: Dexter District Library.

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All invited to discuss a history, nonfiction, biography, or fiction book TBA.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477, ext. 119. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Why Do We Love Books?": U-M Library.

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Panel discussion with U-M psychology professor Susan Gelman, Literati co-owner Michael Gustafson, and Ann Arbor Book Society founder Rachel Pastiva. Moderator is U-M librarian Jamie Lausch Vander Broek.
7 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-3166. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Concert Band: EMU Music Department.

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Derek Shapiro directs this music student ensemble in a program TBA.
7:30 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-1430.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ian Jones: U-M School of Music.

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This Royal College of Music (London) piano professor discusses and performs an all-Chopin program of mazurkas, preludes, and the Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Major.
7:30 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Scandinavian Music Jam.

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Bruce Sagan and Brad Battey lead an acoustic jam session devoted to traditional music from Sweden and Norway. All instruments welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 274-0773. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Campus Philharmonia Orchestra and Campus Symphony Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Performances by these ensembles of non-music majors. The Philharmonia Orchestra performs works evoking folk melodies and dances, including Borodin's lyrical In the Steppes of Central Asia, Brahms' Hungarian Dances nos. 5 & 6, Chabrier's charming Habañera, and selections from Bizet's Carmen Suite. The Symphony Orchestra performs Dvorak's triumphant and tender 8th Symphony and Weber's daring Overture to Der Freischütz. Also, a performance of Weber's Clarinet Concerto with Campus Orchestras Concerto Competition winner Bryan Terrazas.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: Cat Canyon

Veteran Detroit roots-rock singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Roe Bickley Trio

Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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