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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, April 9, 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 a.m. & 1 p.m. 

Champion Gymnastics Toddler Time: Champion Gymnastics.

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Join us for Toddler Time Monday - Friday 9:00-10:00am and Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-2:00pm. Have fun exploring and playing in our fun pits, bouncing on our 50' trampoline, play games and learn hand eye coordination, balance and more! There's always something to do at CGAA! Children 18 months or younger are FREE! All ages are welcome!
Champion Gymnastics, 7240 Jackson Rd. $7/ child. 7342221810. coachalexys@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/open-gym [map]


 9 a.m. & 10 a.m.  Free! 

Daycroft School Open House: Daycroft Office of Admissions.

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Please join us for group tours of our toddler, preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Please register for a tour at admissions@daycroft.org. Visit us at www.daycroft.org.
Daycroft School Preprimary Campus, 100 Oakbrook Dr. Free. 734-930-0333. admissions@daycroft.org www.daycroft.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]


 10-10:30 & 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.-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. 

"Democracy, Dictatorship, and Development: In What Ways Does the Type of Political Regime Matter?": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by U-M public policy professor Jonathan Hanson.
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 for the 10-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [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]


 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]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Place That Face": Chelsea District Library.

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All seniors invited to help identify faces in the collection of photos local photographer Ralph Guenther donated to the CDL when he retired.
12:30-2 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"'How Did You Get Fat, Anyway?': Black Women's Diet and Exercise in the Mid-Twentieth Century": U-M Institute for the Humanities FellowSpeak.

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Lecture by U-M African American and Women's Studies professor Ava Purkiss. Q&A.
12:30-1:30 p.m., Thayer Bldg. Osterman common rm. #1022, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Coloring for Adults": Saline District Library.

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All adults invited to color while listening to music. Supplies provided.
1-2:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration requested. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [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]


 1:30-4:30 p.m. 

"The Wrong Man: Detective Mystery on Film - OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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The innocent man (or woman) wrongly suspected of a crime, who must become the "detective" to exonerate or even save him/herself from danger. It's a detective mystery genre used to great effect by film-makers over the years, primarily Alfred Hitchcock. We'll watch three examples from Hitchcock to see how he perfected this form through the years, and then watch two other more modern adaptations. Can they live up to Hitch's model?
Instructor George Ferrell is a mystery fan who has led three previous mystery film study groups. These sessions meet on Tuesdays (and one Wednesday on May 8th) from 1:30-4:30. No sessions on April 30 or May 7.
UM North Campus Research Complex, Building 10, 2800 Plymouth Road. $25 plus parking. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 2 p.m. 

"Ypsilanti Memory Cafe": We Care Connect recommended by Alzheimer's Association.

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Please Join We Care Connect Memory Cafe for snacks, activities and time to socialize. Call Monica or Shonda at the Ypsilanti Senior Center for more information at 734-483-5014
Ypsilanti Senior Center, 1015 N. Congress St., Ypsilanti. 734-483-5014. alz.org/mglc [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

We Care Connect Memory Cafe: Ypsilanti Senior Center.

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This new program is free for caregivers and persons living with memory loss to engage in social conversation, creative and entertaining activities, and develop friendships for mutual support while relieving the mental and physical stress that Alzheimer's disease or related dementia brings to daily interactions, tasks, and responsibilities. Comfortable seating, coffee bar, and soothing music are added features to enter a welcoming non-judgement environment.
Ypsilanti Senior Center, 1015 N. Congress St, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-483-5014. ypsilantiseniors@sbcglobal.net www.ypsiseniorcenter.org [map]


 2:30 & 6:30 p.m. 

"Noah": Fathom Events.

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Apr. 9, 11, & 13. Broadcast of a Sight & Sound Theatres (Lancaster, PA, and Branson, MO) production of this drama about the Biblical story of Noah and the Ark. The production uses massive sets, lots of special effects, and live animals. Note: The Apr. 11 show is at Emagine only & the Apr. 13 show is at Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only. The 2:30 p.m. shows on Apr. 9 are at Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only (6:30 p.m. at all theaters).
2:30 p.m. (Apr. 9), 6:30 p.m. (Apr. 9 & 11), & 12:55 p.m. (Apr. 13), 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). [map]


 3:25 & 8:35 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]


 3:35, 6 & 8:45 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, 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 p.m.  Free! 

Jonathan Decter: University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Jeroboam in Medieval Jewish Thought
Jonathan Decter, Brandeis University
Jeroboam Ben Nabat, a pretender to the throne of ancient Israel who had created a rival cult outside of Jerusalem replete with golden calves dedicated to the worship of Yahweh (1 Kings 15), was a contested figure within medieval Jewish thought. Post-biblical sources tend either to magnify or diminish the severity of the king's error. This paper will study how Jeroboam's image was shaped through forces of intra- and inter-religious polemic and served as a focal point for contemplating issues of Jewish orthodoxy and heterodoxy as well as the nature and boundaries of idolatry.
Room 2022, Thayer Building, 202 S. Thayer St. Free. 7347639047. judaicstudies@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/57445-14193517.html [map]



 4 p.m. 

Senior Supper Club: St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea LiveWell.

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Age 55 & over invited for a program followed at 5 p.m. by supper. Preceded at 2:30 p.m. by cards. Apr. 9: Naturalist Gary Siegrist discusses "Identifying Spring Birds and Their Songs." May 7: "Facts & Myths About Aging," a discussion with physicians TBA. June 11: Live music TBA.
4 p.m., St. Joe Mercy Chelsea dining room, 775 S. Main, Chelsea. $6 (cards & talk, free). Preregistration required. 593-5793. [map]


 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.  Free! 

"Jeroboam in Medieval Jewish Thought": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Brandeis University Judaic studies professor Jonathan Decter discusses Jeroboam Ben Nabat, a pretender to the throne of ancient Israel who created a rival cult outside Jerusalem complete with golden calves.
4 p.m., 2022 Thayer Bldg., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-9047. [map]


 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Pizza and Paperbacks Teen Book Club": Chelsea District Library.

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All teens invited to discuss Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli's 2000 YA novel about a boy who's alternately intrigued and disgusted by the quirky new girl at school. Pizza.
4-5 p.m., Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Special Collections After Hours: Reading the Object": U-M Special Collections Library.

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Display of materials on recreational and medical uses of marijuana since the 1960s.
4-7 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library 6th floor, enter from the Diag. Free. 936-2314.


 4:15, 6:50 & 9:25 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 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]


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Immigrant Incorporation in East Asian Democracies": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies.

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Lecture by Johns Hopkins University East Asian politics professor Erin Chung.
4:30 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-1825. [map]


 4:35, 7:05 & 9:35 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.


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Edwidge Danticat: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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Apr. 9 & 11 (different programs). Reading by this acclaimed Haitian American novelist and essayist whose 2007 memoir, Brother, I'm Dying, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her most recent book, The Art of Death, weaves a personal account of her mother's death from cancer with reflections on how others have written about death. It "feels like an offering, a study born of devotion," says the Los Angeles Review of Books. "A meditation as instructive as it is moving." Book sale & signing. The Apr. 11 event is a conversation between Danticat and U-M creative writing instructor Aisha Sabatini Sloan.
5:30 p.m., UMMA Apse (Apr. 9) and Auditorium (Apr. 11), 525 S. State. Free. 764-6330. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Home Buyer Expo at Vinology: Mrs.

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DFCU Financial wants to help those in the market for a new home or renovating a current one.
On Tuesday, April 9, from 5:30 - 7 pm, the credit union will host a FREE Home Buyer Expo at Vinology's Bubble Room, 110 S. Main Street. Visitors can meet with the experts you really need for anything from home inspections to real estate to approvals. Visit displays for construction, landscape and others to get your new home move-in ready.
Experts include:
• Teri McDaniel, DFCU Financial Mortgage Officer
• Chuck Whitelam, Members Home and Auto
• Robyn Pospy, DFCU Financial Mortgage Officer
• Jodi Trisdale, A.R. Brouwer Construction Company
• Tim Harrison, Real Estate One/Ann Arbor
• Susan Fletcher, ReMax
• Arthur Corey, DFCU Title Agency
• Jessica Singer, Grandview Commons Condos
Designers, attorneys and home inspectors will also be there to answer your questions.
Complimentary glass of wine, appetizers included. peggy.richard@dfcufinacial.com to RSVP by April 5.
Vinology, 110 S. Main, Ann Arbor. Free. 3133228239. peggy.richard@dfcufinancial.com dfcufinancial.com [map]


 5:30-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Darlings, Delicacies, Deities & Donations: Ancient Egyptian Animal Mummies as Cultural and Environmental Markers": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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Talk by American University in Cairo Egyptology professor Salima Ikram.
5:30-7 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater. Free. 936-3518. [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! 

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]



 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Hand Embroidery: Getting Started": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to learn the basics of hand embroidery, including choosing fabrics, threading a needle, and starting a sampler. Materials provided.
6-8 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Unlikely General: 'Mad' Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America": U-M Clements Library.

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Historian Mary Stockwell discusses her 2018 book about the Revolutionary War general that draws on his insightful and eloquent letters.
6 p.m., 1580 Blau Hall, 700 East University. Free. Preregistration requested at myumi.ch/6jP59. 764-2347. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Knits & Crochets.

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All invited for informal socializing and to share tips while working on their projects.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL McKune Room (if available), 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. To confirm location, contact Mary Budzinski at marybudz@me.com or 846-3826. [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! 

"Producing Nucs to Meet Your Needs": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Caledonia (MI)-based beekeeper Ray Lackey discusses making "nucs" (nucleus colonies) from larger bee colonies and how to keep good beekeeping records in order to learn from mistakes.
6:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. A2B2club@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Replicability of Medical Studies": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A roundtable discussion on the significance of our results.
Readings to consider:
"Reproducibility in science"
"Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science"
"How many scientists fabricate and falsify research?"
"Is the replicability crisis overblown?"
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings, please contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/029-replicability-of-medical-studies/.
Or 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.  Free! 

"Grief Week": GrieveWell.

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Apr. 9-12. This series of grief-related events kicks off with New York writer (and cofounder of the bereavement website Modern Loss) Rebecca Soffer (Apr. 9; 7 p.m.; Literati Bookstore, 124 E. Washington) reading from her new book, Modern Loss: Candid Conversations About Grief. Beginners Welcome. The book draws on submissions to the website from such writers as rocker Amanda Palmer, Girls writer and comic Yassir Lester, CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter, and others. Q&A. Signing. Other events include the grief processing workshop "The Birdhouse Project" (Apr. 10, 7 p.m., $25, Red Cross Bldg., preregistration required at bit.ly/2BlYemn), a "Yupo Painting Workshop" (Apr. 11, 6 p.m., $35, 4844 Jackson Rd. ste. 100), an artmaking "Open Studio Workshop" (Apr. 12, 2-4 p.m., $25, 4484 Jackson Rd. ste. 100), a "Grief Art Walk" (Apr. 12, 6 p.m., free, meet at Literati) to view the Grief Week exhibit of art at downtown businesses, and "Tea and Conversations about Grief" (Apr. 12, 8:30 p.m., free, TeaHaus, 204 N. Fourth Ave.).
Various times & locations. Free (except as noted). 975-0238.


 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. 

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! 

Frank Lloyd: U-M School of Music.

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This renowned English horn virtuoso performs a short recital. Followed by a master class.
7 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Gardening Talks: Dexter Garden Club.

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Apr. 9: Rock Garden Society vice president Don LaFond on "A Michigan Rock Garden." May 14: "Container Planting." Speaker TBA. The club also sponsors a garden tour (May 28) followed by Russian high tea (contact janetlvecchio@gmail.com for details).
7 p.m., Dexter Senior Center (Apr. 9), 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter, and Hilltop Nursery (May 14), 8996 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor. Free. 253-2727. [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]


 7-9 p.m. 

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

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Apr. 9 & 23. 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. 

"Best of the Banff Mountain Film Festival": Michigan Theater.

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(Various directors, 2018). The best mountain and outdoor adventure films from the 2018 edition of the famous 3-day festival held every November in Banff, Alberta. Sponsored by U-M Adventure Leadership.
Tickets $15 (students, $12) in advance at michtheater.org, $17 (students, $15) at the door. 764-3967.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Illuminae": Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff's 2015 futuristic YA novel--told through emails, maps, files, medical reports, and other documents--about alien invasion, corporate corruption, a plague, and young love.
7-9 p.m., 3154 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local Morris dancers lead an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. Food & drinks available.
7-10 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Island of Sea Women": Barnes & Noble Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Lisa See's new novel about an ancient guild of Korean women divers who struggle with modernity's intrusions. Food & drink samples.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-0846. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

EMU Percussion Ensemble: EMU Music Department.

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John Dorsey directs this music-student ensemble in a program of music featuring an eclectic mix of rhythms and instrumental timbres.
7:30 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.


 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! 

"The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Michael McCarthy's 2015 book, part memoir and part environmental essay, about the importance of appreciating nature.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157.


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon International Professional Music Fraternity 12th Annual Concert.

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Concert featuring Mu Phi Epsilon members and friends. Program: Harpist Laurel Federbush performs 2 compositions by herself and her family. Sopranos Joan Starkey and Deborah Rebeck Ash perform the "Pie Jesu" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem. Clarinetist Marcia Anderson and organist Corky Landes perform Daniel Pinkham's Aurora and the Allegro from William Boyce's Symphony no. 1. Flutists Elain Steinon, Rebecca Carlson-Evans, Barbara Stanton, Melissa-Kay Grey, Sue Whitener, and Ash perform "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and Jonathan Cohen's One Ann Arbor Morn and his Tango Molto Basso. Mezzo-soprano Nancy Murphy and Landes perform the "Pie Jesu" from Alfred Fedak's For Us the Living: A Requiem. Clarinetist Marcia Anderson and Federbush perform the Andante from Schubert's Octet in F Major. Tuba player Stuart Pollock and Landes perform Scott Joplin's Solace and William Bell's Jig Elephantine. Reception follows.
8 p.m., Community of Christ Church, 520 W. Jefferson (parking available on street & at Bach Elementary School). Free; $10 suggested donation to fund scholarships for U-M and EMU students who are Mu Phi Epsilon chapter members. 995-4417. [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. 

JigJam: The Ark.

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This multiple-award-winning Irish quartet plays a high-energy blend of traditional Irish music, bluegrass, and Americana. They "can make lively pub reels and good-ol'-boy twang sound like the most natural of mates," says an Elmore Magazine/ review. They have a brand-new album, Phoenix.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Awake": U-M Orpheus Singers.

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This choir of music majors performs works that deal with the power of life and death, including Bach's Easter cantata "Christ lag in Todesbanden," the colorful "Fern Hill" from John Corigliano's Dylan Thomas Trilogy, and Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. 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.


 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:

 

Blind Pig: Okilly Dokilly

Phoenix metalcore band that bills its music as "Nedal," its own metal subgenre built around the figure of Ned Sanders of The Simpsons. Openers: Playboy Manbaby, a Phoenix pop-punk garage band, and Scissor Now, a local sax-driven postpunk drum 'n' bass trio. $10 ($152 at the door). [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: Ross Huff Jazz Quartet

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz trumpeter Huff. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Anything Goes Open Stage"

All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [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]

Ypsi Alehouse: Rooftop Stumblers

Playful Detroit rock trio. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

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

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

 
 


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