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Calendar of Events

Monday, April 15, 2019






 
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 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 a.m.  Free! 

"Springtime: Animal Babies": Nicola's Books.

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Story time and a bunny craft to take home.
Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 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.


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Institute for Social Research Seminar Series.

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Apr. 15 & 22. Talks by visiting scholars. Apr. 15: University of North Carolina psychology professor Enrique Neblett on "Racism, Racial Identity, and Psychological Health: Developmental Mechanisms During the Transition to Adulthood." Apr. 22: Arizona State University social and family dynamics professor José Causadias on "Racial Discrimination and Cortisol: One Pathway to Health Disparities among Black Americans."
3:30 p.m., 1430 ISR, 426 Thompson. Free. 764-8365. [map]


 3:45, 6:45 & 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 & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Hummingbird Project": State Theatre.

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(Kim Nguyen, 2019). Thriller about 2 high-frequency traders who take on their old boss in a high-stakes fiber-optic cable deal.
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! 

"The United States vs. Jackie Robinson": U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps and the University of Michigan Law School.

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The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps and the University of Michigan Law School Present "The United States vs. Jackie Robinson" In August 1944, Second Lieutenant Jack R. Robinson faced a court-martial at Camp Hood, Texas, related to two charges of insubordination of a superior officer following an incident on a bus in which he refused to obey Jim Crow-era laws. Recently, Army historians have discovered the identity of an unheralded defense attorney who was instrumental in Jackie Robinson's acquittal. This attorney, Captain Robert H. Johnson, was a graduate of the University of Michigan and Michigan Law. The presentation will detail the African-American experience in WWII, analyze the court-martial, and discuss its effects on this American icon.
Michigan Law, Hutchins Hall room 220, 625 S. State Street. Free. rickardj@umich.edu events.law.umich.edu [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Politics Goes Pear Shaped: Old Regime Cultures and Revolutionary Politics, 1792-1825": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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University of Southern California history professor Nathan Perl-Rosenthal discusses the career of 18th-century French revolutionary and botanist Louis-Augustin Bosc, namesake of the popular pear.
4-5:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Bishop, the Devil, and the Playwright: Responding to Air Pollution in Early Modern England": U-M Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

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University of Exeter English professor Chloe Preedy discusses how certain Shakespeare plays engage with contemporaneous fears that air pollution caused disease.
4-5:30 p.m., 3154 Angell Hall. Free. 763-2066. [map]


 4:15, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Public": Michigan Theater.

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(Emilio Estevez, 2019). Drama about the political and social fallout that happens when homeless people stage a sit-in as a pretext to stay in a public library overnight during an arctic blast.
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, 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, 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.


 4:45 & 9:20 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]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate-paced 25-mile ride and a slow-paced ride, 13-16 miles, both on the B2B Trail. Now in its 42nd year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
5:30 p.m. sharp, meet in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Broad and Grand, Dexter. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How the Civil War Transformed America": U-M Clements Library.

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Talk by Rutgers history professor Louis Masur.
5:30 p.m., U-M Business School Robertson Auditorium, 701 Tappan. Free. Preregistration requested at myumi.ch/65kRE. 764-2347. [map]


 6 & 8 p.m. 

"Suckling Pig Dinner #9: Spice Week with Épices de Cru"

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We host a monthly Suckling Pig Dinner - each month featuring a different theme. These monthly dinners have become a place for delicious food, family, community, camaraderie, conversation, and laughter!
Theme: Spice Week with Épices de Cru
Our popular monthly dinner series has a fun origin story. When all the partners from Zingerman's Community of Businesses visited Montreal, the de Viennes family of Épices de Cru threw a huge party at their house. There was an abundance of amazing food, with one of the absolute highlights being a roasted suckling pig. It was such a warm welcome that when the Spice Trekkers visited Ann Arbor last year for the annual Spice Week, Miss Kim threw a party with a suckling pig as the centerpiece to welcome them. It was so well received and the atmosphere so fun, that we've done it every month since.
You can help us celebrate how it all started with their visit this month! Join us for beautifully roasted suckling pigs and an array of subtle and bold
Miss Kim, 415 N. Fifth Ave. $38. 734-275-0099. zcob.me/mkim-pig-first [map]



 6 & 8 p.m. 

"Suckling Pig Dinner: Spice Week with Épices de Cru": Miss Kim.

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Philippe de Vienne, owner of the Montreal-based Épices de Cru, hosts a dinner of roasted suckling pig and sides featuring different spices. He discusses sourcing spices and answers spice-related questions.
6 & 8 p.m., Miss Kim, 415 N. Fifth Ave. $38. Reservations required. 275-0099. [map]


 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! 

"Stitches & Knots: Drop-In Knitting & Crochet": Saline District Library.

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All crafters invited to bring projects to work on.
6:30-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Understanding Grief": Dexter District Library.

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Talk by GrieveWell program director Christy Miller.
6:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Soothing Gardening Aches & Pains": Saline Stone & Thistle Garden Club.

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April 15 - Soothing Aches & Pains in the Garden
Come dressed to move to gentle, limbering exercises and get tips from our very own club members, Christina Vlahopoulos and Maria DeVries, on how they manage to maintain the strength and agility needed when gardening. Both have taught fitness classes for many years. Christina has many other qualifications, including a Masters in Health and Nutrition from U of M and also created and taught a fitness program for Travis Pointe.
Community Room at EHMSS, 440 W. Russell, Saline, MI 48176, Saline. Free. 734-652-6465. stoneandthistlegardenclub@gmail.com http://salinegardenclub.com/ [map]



 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

Gardening Talks: Saline Stone & Thistle Garden Club.

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Nov. 18: Designs by Nature (Laingsburg, MI) owner Vern Stephens on "Native Plants."

Jan. 20: A2 Green Clean owner Kristi Ann Keith on "Green Clean for the Home."

Feb. 17: Saline Parks & Rec secretary Jody Roberts on "The Green Thumb Award Program."

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6:45 p.m., Evangelical Homes of Michigan Community Room, 440 W. Russell, Saline. Free. 429-1107. [map]


 7 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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It": International Youth and Students for Social Equality.

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The International Youth and Students for Social Equality at the University of Michigan and the Socialist Equality Party will host a public meeting, "The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight it" with guest speaker Christoph Vandreier on April 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m., at the University of Michigan, Weiser Hall, Room 182, 450 Church St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The meeting is part of an international speaking tour by Vandreier.
The meetings will address the role of the German Trotskyist movement in exposing the network of pro-fascist academics and state intelligence operatives who are paving the way for the far-right. The meeting series will also take up the historical lessons that must be learned in order to build a mass working class movement capable of preventing the disaster of Nazism from taking place on an even greater scale today.
Find out more about the meeting at wsws.org/fightfascism
Weiser Hall, Room 182, 450 Church St. Free. nilesniemuth@gmail.com iysse.com [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Amy Ferguson: Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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This Royal Oak printmaker discusses her nature- and fantasy-inspired prints.
7 p.m., AAWA Headquarters, 4844 Jackson, ste. 100. Free. annarborwomenartists@gmail.com. [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 p.m.  Free! 

"We Do Not Eat Our Hearts Alone": Literati Poetry Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Kerry Webster's 2005 collection of poems about the transience and frailty of language.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:15 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]


 7:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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Members sell and trade U.S. and foreign stamps. Also, American Philatelic Society circuit books.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at rear of bldg.). Free admission. 761-5859. [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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Spring Ephemerals of the Great Lakes": Michigan Botanical Club.

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Botanist and photographer Bob Smith shows and discusses his photos of woodland wildflowers, and local ecologist Robert Ayotte discusses the various species.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Garden, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free. 647-7600. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

A Cappella Benefit Concert: Skyline Blues.

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Performances by Skyline High School's a cappella group Skyline Blues and the U-M all-male a cappella ensemble, the G-Men. Both groups are in the top 8 a cappella groups nationally and are competing in NYC at the end of the month at the International Championship of Collegiate and High School A Capella.
8-10 p.m., Skyline High School auditorium, 2552 N. Maple. Suggested donation $10. sites.google.com/aaps.k12.mi.us/skyline-blues/home. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Todd Snider: The Ark.

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Best known for his hilarious 1994 single "Alright Guy," this folk-rock singer-songwriter from Memphis has a sharp ear for colloquial speech and an alternately grim or whimsical sense of humor. He likes to write about last-chance romances, street-corner losers, and other phenomena on the alluringly dark margins of everyday life. After 6 years of making rock records, he's returned to his folk roots on his brand-new album, Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30 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! 

"In This Broad Earth": U-M Concert Band.

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Courtney Snyder conducts this ensemble of music majors in contemporary American composer Robert Washburn's Concertino, MSU music fellow Elena Specht's Embers to Ash, H. Owen Reed's La Fiesta Mexicana, and Persichetti's Celebrations, with the University Choir.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]



 
 
 

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 Paul Keller Orchestra

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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