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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, April 17, 2019






 
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 4:20 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]


 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. 

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]


 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]


 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.


 11-11:30 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.


 Noon  Free! 

"Conservation Café: History of our Fisheries": The Nature Conservancy.

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Join The Nature Conservancy for a complimentary lunch and learn. Dive deep into the waters of the Great Lakes with Aquatic Ecologist Matt Herbert as he shares with you the history of our fisheries. Learn what makes these finned friends so special, the threats they face and the innovative science we're using to revive native populations. Register online at nature.org/michigan.
Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. 517-316-2260. mlouks@tnc.org nature.org/michigan [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]


 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]


 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]


 1 & 6 p.m. 

"Ben-Hur": Fathom Events.

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(William Wyler, 1959). 60th anniversary screening. With commentary by Turner Classic Movies hosts.
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. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 2 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.
Chelsea Retirement Community, Crippen Building/805 W. Middle St., Chelsea. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Coffee (and Donuts) with a Cop": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Ann Arbor Police Department community engagement police officers introduce themselves and answer questions.
2-3 p.m., Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free; preregistration recommended. 998-9353. [map]


 3-5 p.m. 

"Taking on Goliath: OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Is life just too complicated? Sometimes our modern life is so impersonal that it is almost impossible to get resolution when things go wrong. When you try to get assistance you go through a complex phone menu, end up on hold for a long time, and then don't even get to speak to a real person. It could be an incorrect charge on your credit card, problems with medical insurance, appliances that break, warranties that don't protect you, etc. Does this sound familiar? While we all have these issues, Joan
Instructor Joan Cohen Jones has found some very effective strategies for dealing with these issues. Though she can't promise perfect results every time, she can provide approaches to help you succeed so that you, too, can take on Goliath!
This session will meet on Wednesday, April 17, from 3-5 pm.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $10. (734) 998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3 p.m. 

"All My Sons": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Apr. 4-June 1. Guy Sanville directs Arthur Miller's 1947 play, a dramatic indictment of American big business told through the story of a family torn apart by lies and fraud. The central character is Joe Keller, a factory owner who prospered during WWII by manufacturing military airplane parts. Haunted by a dark secret, he evades prison, pinning the blame for his crime on his business partner, but tragedy comes home in the form of his 3 sons--one reported missing in action, one a returned veteran who believes in his father, and the embittered middle son who knows the truth. Cast: Richard McWilliams, Michelle Mountain, Ryan Black, Caitlin Cavannaugh, David Bendena, Tom Whalen, Susan Craves, Rusty Mewha, and Lauren Knox.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. [map]


 3:50, 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, 6:45 & 9:15 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 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.


 4:10, 7:10 & 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.


 4:15 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, 6:50 & 9:30 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.


 4:30 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. 

"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 p.m.  Free! 

"Let Me Sing and I'm Happy": U-M Author's Forum.

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Rescheduled from Jan. Local mezzo-soprano Joan Morris and U-M philosophy & art history professor Daniel Herwitz discuss Morris's new memoir-cum-handbook that combines a short autobiography with advice on different aspects of performance, including character development, choreography, and how to handle vintage songs with lyrics now considered offensive.
5:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-8994. . [map]


 6-8:30 p.m. 

"Composting: The Ultimate Recycling": Community Enrichment at Washtenaw Community College.

  community member   < less Compost improves soil, especially when planting vegetable beds.

Great soil is key to growing healthy plants, and compost makes soil great! Compost adds nutrients, reduces the need for fertilizer, and helps retain moisture. This class tells you everything you need to know to make compost out of kitchen scraps, leaves, and yard waste. You'll discover the correct ratio of ingredients, how to make and take care of a compost pile, how to troubleshoot problems, how to use the finished compost and how to make compost tea. Instructor is a master composter and master gardener volunteer.
You do not have to be enrolled as a WCC student to take this lifelong learning class. Washtenaw County residents age 65+ can join for free.
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Dr., Technical and Industrial Bldg, Rm. TI 128. $45. 734-677-5060. https://goo.gl/Ku2ZTy [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! 

Aikido Community Day-Free Class: Huron Valley Aikikai.

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Forge Yourself.
In today's world, there are many demands on our time with activities, obligations, and distractions. Why start training in Aikido when there are so many other things to do?

Aikido supports overall fitness, strengthens the body, and develops focus and discipline. More than that, however, Aikido is a path to understand who you are and how you relate to others and to situations around you. It is a way to become strong, yet compassionate, take your place in the world while learning to work with others, and to deal with situations in your life openly and confidently. It is a way to find peace both inside and out. What are you waiting for, try a class for free.
Huron Valley Aikikai, 1904 Federal Blvd. Free. hvaikikai@gmail.com https://www.hv-aikido.com/ [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]


 6:30 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.
EHM Senior Solutions/Brecon Village, 101 Brecon Dr., Saline. Free. 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]


 6:30-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Smell and Tell: Drella Was a Smellaholic--Andy Warhol's Love Affair with Perfume": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning flavor and fragrance blog Glass Petal Smoke, discusses and offers smell samples of scents that show the evolution of Warhol's perfume obsession.
6:30-8:45 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm. Free. 327-4200. [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]


 7-8:30 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]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Mike @ Serendipity Books": Chelsea District Library.

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All adults invited to sign up for a 5-minute slot to showcase their poetry, prose, music, or comedy. All invited to listen.
7-8:30 p.m., Serendipity, 113 W. Middle, Chelsea. Free. Sign up by calling 475-8732, ext. 219. [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. 

"Wine Wednesdays" Film Series: State Theatre.

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Apr. 10: "The Trip" (Michael Winterbottom, 2011). Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon star in this largely improvised comedy about 2 men reviewing Northern England's best restaurants. 7 p.m.

Apr. 17: "A Year in Burgundy" (David Kennard, 2013). Documentary following 7 wine-making families. 7 p.m.

Apr. 24: "Somm" (Jason Wise, 2012). Documentary about 4 sommeliers attempting to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world. 7 p.m.

May 1: "La Dolce Vita" (Federico Fellini, 1961). Classic about the hedonistic "sweet life" of 1960s Rome. 7 p.m.

May 22: "Amélie" (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001). Charming tale of a Parisian waitress determined to improve the lives of those around her. 7 p.m.

May 29: "The Great Gatsby" (Jack Clayton, 1974). F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. 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. 

"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 p.m.  Free! 

Adult & Senior Crafts: Saline District Library.

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All adults invited; afternoon sessions geared toward age 60 & up. Supplies provided. Crafts include book-inspired paper orbs (Mar. 20), decorated clocks (Mar. 22), dream catchers (Apr. 1 & 19), photo cubes (Apr. 17), and button art (May 6 & 17).
7-8:30 p.m. (Mon. & Wed.) & 1-2:30 p.m. (Fri.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Anders Carlson-Wee: Literati Bookstore.

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This Minneapolis poet reads from The Low Passions, his new debut collection that explores shame and violence from the perspective of a young drifter who hops freight trains, hitchhikes, dumpster dives, and sleeps in strangers' homes. "These poems are as chilling as they are electrifying," says writer Gregory Pardlo. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [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 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 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis": Nicola's Books.

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Toronto environmental journalist Andrew Reeves discusses his new book. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7:30 pm  Free! 

"Brews & Views: Criminal Justice Reform in Michigan": League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area.

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Tara McManus from Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency (MCCD) will present on the organization's efforts to pass criminal justice reform in Michigan. MCCD will report on the progress of its package of bills on juvenile justice called Raise the Age.
This event is open to the public, but must be over 21 to buy/drink alcohol.
Pointless Brewery, 3014 Packard St. Free. 989-455-4484. publicity@lwvannarbor.org pointlessbrew,com [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

Abigail Stauffer and Dave the Cellist: Great Lakes Performing Artists Associates.

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Abigail Stauffer and Dave the Cellist blend soulful pop vocals with the rare and distinct sound of jazz cello.
Stone Chalet Concert Hall, 1917 Washtenaw Avenue. $15. 734.665.4029. events@stonechalet.com https://events.stonechalet.com [map]
 



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Culinary History Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Cork Dork, journalist Bianca Bosker's acclaimed 2017 book about the elite world of sommeliers.
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. 

"Aloha Party Meeting": Ann Arbor Ski Club.

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All age 21 & over invited to learn about the club's upcoming warm weather activities. Followed by dancing to music spun by a DJ. Refreshments. Hawaiian shirts encouraged.
7:30-10:30 p.m. Cobblestone Farm Barn, 2781 Packard. $5 (members, free). A2skiclub.org. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Birding Romania": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Club member Rodolfo Palma discusses his recent trip. Romania's Danube delta is a magnet for birds from 6 major global ecoregions.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. [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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Tenebrae": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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Deborah Friauff directs the St. Andrew's Adult Choir in the ancient monastic service inspired by the thought of the crucified Messiah's descent into the shadows of death. The program features Psalms and other texts alternating with choral responses by the 20th-century Anglo-Canadian composer Healey Willan.
7:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518. [map]


 7:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Telling Stories": AAUW-Ann Arbor.

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Local storyteller Lyn Davidge discusses the power of stories, with real-life examples. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. by the club's annual meeting.
7:45 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. (844) 973-6287. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Miles Okazaki: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This Brooklyn-based jazz guitarist performs selections from Trickster, his acclaimed 2017 album of funk- and blues-influenced originals that NYC Jazz Record praised for its "elaborate, internally rhyming forms."
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $20-$25 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [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]


 8-10 p.m. 

Simultaneity & the Duo Permutation.

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"Four improvisers perform in all unique combinations of two or more - Simultaneity, comprised of flugelhornist Neal Anderson and and bassist Jon Hammonds, is joined by guitarist Kirsten Carey and bassist Ben Willis. Be advised this music may be non-inertial."
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Donation. (734) 221-3961. [map]



 8 p.m. 

The Victor Wooten Band: The Ark.

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Hailed as the most influential bassist since Jaco Pastorius, Wooten, a member of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, showcases his virtuosity with innovative, high-energy jazz compositions. Tonight he's joined by his brothers, Nashville guitarist Regi Wooten and Steve Miller Band keyboardist Joseph Wooten, as well as musicians from his acclaimed Wooten Woods music camp in Tennessee.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $45. 761-1451. [map]


 8:30 p.m. 

"Mystic Nights at the Grotto": Zal Gaz Grotto.

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Detroit certified consulting hypnotist Misha Tuesday, a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, performs his one-man show, a self-described "blend of trickery, subtle psychology, and genuine intuition" to conjure an illusion of telepathy and clairvoyance. Audience participation.
8:30 p.m., Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium. Tickets $10 in advance at mishatuesday.wellattended.com & at the door. 506-0650. [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]


 9:10 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: JD McPherson

Chicago-based straight-ahead rock 'n' roll trio led by McPherson, an singer-guitarist from Broken Arrow (OK) whose influences range from Little Richard and James Brown to David Byrne and Joe Strummer. $20. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Duncan McMillan Organ Trio

Local jazz ensemble led by keyboardist McMillan. [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: Paul VornHagen Trio.

Jazz standards by this local trio led by veteran saxophonist and flutist VornHagen. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Pittsfield Open Band

Old-time American and Irish dance tunes. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Pete Bullard & the Zou Animals

Blues, swing, and rockabilly by an ensemble led by veteran local guitarist Bullard. [venue info]

 
 


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