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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, April 30, 2019






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Master Kim Instructs Senior Student

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]



 9:30 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.


 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Free Spring Moms Group Preview!": Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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Meet other new moms, and learn more about our spring moms group at this free preview on April 30th from 10:30-noon. Designed for moms and their babies ages 0-crawling, this is a facilitated group that is driven by participant interests. We focus on a different topic each week, but there is plenty of time for questions and check-ins. Share the joys and challenges of parenthood in a warm and welcoming setting. For our spring preview we will discuss spring activities with baby and make a simple footprint craft.
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. Free. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Ballet Storytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Ballet Chelsea dancers preview their upcoming production of Five Dancing Princesses, which premieres in Jackson in May. For kids age 2 & up.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL McKune Rm., 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]


 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]


 2:30-4:30 p.m. 

"What's Going on in Housing?": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less Study Group

This three session course will help home and property owners, investors, and intellectually active seniors understand the latest developments in the local housing market and how it affects them, their friends, and families.
Topics include: current housing market trends, factors that influence future market prices, preparing your home to sell, how property taxes are calculated, normal vs. distressed sales, foreclosures, short sales, the rental market, and other topics proposed by participants. Wayne Esch is a long-time Ann Arbor realtor. This Study Group will meet Tuesdays, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., April 30th through May 14th.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C. $20. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 4, 7:30, 8 & 9:10 p.m. 

"Avengers: Endgame": State Theatre.

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Conclusion to Marvel Studios' 22-film arc known as the Infinity Saga.
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. 

"Peterloo": Michigan Theater.

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(Mike Lee, 2019). Historical film about the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where British troops attacked peaceful protesters in Manchester, England.
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 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, 7:05 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Family": State Theatre.

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(Laura Steinel, 2019). Comedy about a workaholic hedge fund exec who must save her 12-year-old niece from becoming a Juggalo.
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, 6:50 & 9:20 p.m. 

"The Chaperone": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Engler, 2019). Biopic about relationship between 1920s Hollywood starlet Louise Brooks and her teetotalling chaperone. Elizabeth McGovern, Haley Lu Richardson.
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]


 4:40, 7:30 & 9:35 p.m. 

"Amazing Grace": Michigan Theater.

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(Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, 2019). Documentary about Aretha Franklin's 2-day performance with a Baptist choir in L.A. in 1972.
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]


 4:45 & 7:10 p.m. 

"High Life": State Theatre.

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(Clare Denis & Jean-Pol Fargeau, 2019). Moody sci-fi thriller about a man and his infant daughter, seemingly the sole survivors on a spaceship that had been transporting death-row inmates, until they mysteriously disappeared.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 6-7 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Dog & Suds Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Beat Lab Music Tools": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to try out samplers, synths, and drum machines from the AADL Music Tools collection. AADL staff available to answer questions.
6-8 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Real Estate: Buy - Sell -Invest": Piper Partners at Keller Williams Realty.

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Everything you need to know about buying, selling or investing in real estate to make the right choices and avoid expensive mistakes. Join us for pizza and soft drinks in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
Your questions answered!
- Navigating today's housing market
- Financing options
- Inspection do's and don'ts
- Property taxes
- Insurance - Protecting your investment
This event is free but space is limited. Reserve your seat today!
Everyone attending this event will receive a $300 voucher to be applied at closing toward financing, purchase or selling expenses.
Hosted by
Andy Piper and Julie Lemorie, The Piper Partners Team at Keller Williams Realty
Bob Yopko, First Equity Residential Mortgage, Inc.
The Rumpus Room, 510 North Main Street, Chelsea. Free. 734-845-9720. andy@piperpartners.com www.piperpartners.com/chelsea-bsi [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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Burnout Society Film Club.

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Apr. 2, 16, & 30. Two films each night, with trivia at intermission. Prizes.

Apr. 30: "Crippled Masters" (Chi Lo, 1979). Two kung fu fighters--one with no arms, one with no legs--seek revenge against the man who crippled them. Mandarin, subtitles. "Master of the Flying Guillotine" (Jimmy Wang Yu, 1976). A blind kung fu master vows to avenge the murder of his students by a one-armed boxer.

May 14: "Hectic Knife" (Greg DeLiso, 2016). Comic action-horror film about a knife-wielding vigilante protecting a city from a supervillain. Followed by a Q&A with the director. "Cannibal! The Musical" (Greg DeLiso, 1993). A sole survivor of a mining expedition tells how his taste for gold was replaced by a taste for human flesh.

May 28: "Killer Party" (William Fruet, 1986). Comic horror film about a demonic spirit that disrupts a sorority hazing party. The Galaxy Invader (Don Dohler, 1985). Sci-fi monster flick.

June 11: "Short Attention Span Theater." Funny, strange, and experimental short films, video mixtapes, and found footage by Michigan filmmakers and artists. To submit a film, email iamrealdesigns@gmail.com by June 4.

June 25: A double feature with trivia (and prizes) at intermission. "MegaForce" (Hal Needham, 1982). An elite group of US soldiers travel the world to fight evil. "Team America: World Police" (Trey Parker, 2004). Puppet-animated action-comedy about a counter-terrorism organization that recruits a popular Broadway actor. Note: Tonight's screenings start at 7:30 p.m.

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7 p.m., 8 Ball Saloon, 201 S. First St. Free. facebook.com/8ballmovienight. [map]


 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! 

"How to Get Rid of a President: History's Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives": U-M Ford Presidential Library.

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Former CIA intelligence officer David Priess discusses his 2018 book. Book sale, signing, & reception follow.
7 p.m., Ford Library, 1000 Beal. Free. 205-0555. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Past Forward with Psychic Medium Kristy Robinett": Saline District Library.

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Livonia-based psychic and writer Robinett discusses past lives, souls, and spirits. Sales of her books. Signing.
7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Collected Schizophrenias": Literati Feminist Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Esmé Weijun Wang's new collection of essays about chronic mental illness.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship": Dawn Farm.

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"Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship" will be presented by Gregory Boyle; founder of Homeboy Industries and best-selling author. Father Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. In the face of law enforcement tactics and criminal justice policies of suppression and mass incarceration as the means to end gang violence, Father Boyle and parish and community members adopted what was a radical approach at the time: treat gang members as human beings. In this presentation, Gregory Boyle will share how compassion, kindness, and kinship are the tools to fight despair and decrease marginalization. Through his stories and parables, all will be reminded that no life is less valuable than another. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. There will be a book sale/signing following the presentation.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]



 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! 

"Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship": Dawn Farm.

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Talk by Gregory Boyle, founder of the L.A. gang intervention and rehabilitation program Homeboy Industries.
7:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. 485-8725. [map]


 8 p.m. 

International Jazz Day with Vincent York!: Vincent York.

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Celebrate International Jazz Day with alto saxophonist Vincent York! Join us at Kerrytown Concert House (415 N. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor) on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. to enjoy a night of music and fun! Get your tickets now at: https://a2tix.com/events/ijd
On this special day, there will be jazz concerts taking place all over the world to celebrate Jazz as an internationally binding art form that promotes peace, dialogue among cultures, and freedom of expression.
This year, Vincent York will feature some of the area's finest musicians: Vincent Chandler (trombone), Josef Deas (bass), DeSean Jones (tenor saxophone), Roger Jones (piano), and Alex White (drums). Come celebrate Jazz as the global music of freedom and multicultural expression!
Kerrytown Concert house, 415 N. 4th Avenue. $20-$25. 7347616024. info@jazzistry.org www.jazzistry.org [map]
 



 8 p.m. 

The Hot Club of Cowtown: The Ark.

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An eclectic mix of 1920s jazz standards, western swing tunes, cowboy songs, fiddle tunes, originals, and offbeat covers by this recently reunited Austin-based trio whose sound has been described as a blend of Bob Wills and Django Reinhardt. Its 2017 album, Rendezvous in Rhythm, was its 1st recording dedicated exclusively to the Gypsy jazz and French swing of Paris in the 1930s.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 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:

 

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: Dave Menzo

This local pop-rock singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His recent CD, <>Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection. Photo: Myra Klarman. [venue info]

Ravens Club: 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]

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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