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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, May 7, 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]



 9:30 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. 10-May 13. 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. except May 27. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, May 29 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. 

"A Half-Century of Michigan Memories … and Some Thoughts About Its Future": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Rescheduled from Feb. 12. Talk by former U-M president Jim Duderstadt and his wife Anne.
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 

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 July 30. 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]


 Noon-6 p.m..  Free! 

"In the Garden: Pottery inspired by nature": Yourist Studio Gallery.

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We've assembled a garden of earthy delights for our In the Garden show and sale running from May 3-June 30.
To welcome spring we've filled our gallery with a bounty of practical and artful ceramic ware for your garden. Yourist resident artists and selected students have been busily producing an abundance of garden-related pieces to adorn your garden.
It's the perfect opportunity to get ready for summer and also to find memorable gifts. From bird baths, feeders, and houses to garden gems, luminaria, planters, vases, wind chimes, and even toad houses, you'll find a selection of charming ceramic pieces to enliven your garden this year.
Come join us in our garden of earthy delights and let's get growing!
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. kay@youristpottery.com http://www.youristpottery.com [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 p.m. 

"One Small Change: Cultivating Self-Compassion & Kindness in Everyday Life": BeingHOME, LLC.

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One Small Change: Cultivating Self-Compassion and Kindness in Everyday Life is a 7-session workshop being held at The Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tearoom in Downtown Ann Arbor. Two workshops are available - Tuesdays from 2-3:45pm starting May 7th or Saturdays from 1-2:45pm starting May 25th. This series focuses on a gentle approach to making small, important health & wellness changes in our daily lives. Change works better when we are kind to ourselves, and that is exactly what the workshop addresses. The workshop is once a week over approximately two months so that participants can put the changes in to action and learn from the change-making process in a supportive, small group setting. The cost for the course is $140.00. Please visit my website at https://www.beinghome.org/ and click on RSVP for Events.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tearoom, 114 S. Main Street. $140. beinghome4u@gmail.com BeingHOME.org [map]



 3:20, 6:15, 7 & 9:30 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.


 3:40, 7:25 & 10 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, 7:05 & 10:35 p.m. 

"Her Smell": State Theatre.

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(Alex Ross Perry, 2019). Elisabeth Moss stars as a 90s punk-rocker struggling to recapture her creative edge.
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. 

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: Jeanette Brooks discusses "3 Simple Mindfulness Techniques to Help You Live with Peace and Purpose." July 9: "The Appalachian Trail: My Journey," a talk by Philadelphia-based hiker Maureen "Momentum" Tait about her experiences hiking the entirety of the 2,178-mi Appalachian Trail. Aug. 13: Tips & Tricks for Preventing Diabetes, a talk by St. Joseph Mercy diabetes program coordinator Janine Staudinger.
4 p.m., St. Joe Mercy Chelsea dining room, 775 S. Main, Chelsea. $6 (cards & talk, free). Preregistration required. 593-5793. [map]


 4:15 & 9:10 p.m. 

"Ask Dr. Ruth": Michigan Theater.

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(Ryan White, 2019). Documentary about sex therapist Ruth Westheimer.
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 & 9:55 p.m. 

"Woman at War": State Theatre.

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(Benedikt Erlingsson, 2019). A radical environmental activist plans one last attack before she adopts a child.
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 & 9:20 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]


 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]


 6-9 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 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.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America": U-M Clements Library.

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Johns Hopkins University history professor Martha S. Jones discusses her 2018 book about the struggle of formerly enslaved people to become citizens after the Civil War.
6 p.m., U-M Business School Robertson Auditorium, 701 Tappan. Preregistration requested at myumi.ch/aMznp. 647-0864. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride for women, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back.
6 p.m., meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 276-0240, 755-0884.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Tuesday Evening Birders": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Tues. WAS members lead evening walks at various local birding sites. Bring binoculars and (if you have one) a scope.
6 p.m., usually carpool from the Miller Rd. Park & Ride off M-14. Free. Anyone under 18 not accompanied by an adult relative or legal guardian must have a completed parental consent form (available at washtenawaudubon.org). 668-2513.


 6:30 p.m. 

"Ash is Purest White": Michigan Theater.

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(Zhangke Jia, 2019). Decades-spanning drama about the relationship between a small-time con man and his moll. Mandarin, subtitles.
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]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Morocco in May": The Standard Bistro & Larder.

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Join us for 5-course dinner tour through the
Northwestern African Kingdom.
The Standard Bistro & Larder, 5827 Jackson Rd. $60. 734-263-2543. lgood@thestandardbistro.com thestandardbistro.com [map]



 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Death Café: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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All invited to join a frank conversation about death, hosted by Interfaith Center Minister Annie Kopko.
6:30-7:30 p.m., Interfaith Center, 704 Airport. Free. 327-0270. [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]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Food Forest Gardening": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local conservationists Charlie Brennan and Bridget O'Brien discuss edible native plants.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:40 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]


 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! 

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 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of Las Reputaciones, by Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez, about an acclaimed political cartoonist forced to confront the personal consequences of his past work.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 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]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Community Sing": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All invited to join this monthly gathering to sing songs from the various branches of American folk music.
7-8:30 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5. 794-6250. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Celebration Showcase": Community Music School of Ann Arbor.

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Performances by all CMSAA ensembles, including the New Wave Brass Project, the Chamber Roots Ensemble, the Art of Chamber Music Ensemble, youth and adult jazz combos, the New Horizons Senior Strings Orchestra, the Brandenburg Project, and more.
7 p.m., First Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. cmsa2operations@gmail.com, 213-2000. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Child Language Development and Literacy": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Hartland (MI)-based speech therapist Beth Economou discusses early language development milestones and the importance of language development in developing reading skills.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Youth Story Corner, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Chonda Pierce: Unashamed": Fathom Events.

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May 7 & 9. Broadcast of this Christian comic, aka "The Queen of Clean," who interviews Christian rock band Newsboys frontman Michael Tait, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, and other evangelical leaders.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $14 in advance at fathomevents.com/events & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Joni on Joni": Nicola's Books.

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Veteran Detroit music writer Susan Whitall discusses this 2018 anthology she edited of interviews with Joni Mitchell from 1966-2014.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Lost Roses": Barnes & Noble Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Martha Hall Kelly's new novel, set just after WWI, about an American heiress trying to help families flee the Russian Revolution. A prequel to Kelly's Lilac Girls. Food & drink samples.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-0846. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan in the Trade War: International Trade and Our Vulnerability to Recent Trade Policies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by U-M Ford School international economics professor Alan Deardorff.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Permaculture Seasons: Spring": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local permaculture teacher David Hall.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 994-4589. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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May 7 & 21. Club members show their digital images (May 7) and prints (May 21) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Transportation." Members informally critique each other's prints at "Member Critique" on May 7, and on May 21, club member Richard Miller shows photos he took during a recent trip to Hokkaido, Japan.
7:30 p.m., Forsythe Middle School media center, 1655 Newport, Free. 327-4781. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Joe Jackson: Live Nation.

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Jackson has run the gamut from new wave rock 'n' roll to jazz, jump blues, Latin dance music, and cabaret in the course of the musical odyssey that began in 1979 with the hit single "Is She Really Going Out with Him?" His diversity of styles-he's even composed a Grammy-winning pop symphony-is one of the British-born singer's strengths, as is the unusual blend of soulfulness and acerbic wit in his music. This career retrospective tour draws on 5 albums: 1979's Look Sharp, 1982's Night and Day, 1991's Laughter and Lust, 2008's Rain, and the new Fool.
7:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $30-$35 in advance at ticketmaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets, & at the door. (800) 745-3000. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Reading Glasses Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss books by contemporary writers, including quirky fiction and strange but true nonfiction. Copies of the books available at the CDL.

Mar. 5: There There, Tommy Orange's 2018 novel about Native Americans in Oakland (CA) dealing with depression, alcoholism, unemployment, and other challenges.

Apr. 2: Sunburn, Laura Lippman's psychological thriller about two lovers locked in a game of cat and mouse.

May & June: TBA.
7:30-9 p.m., Ugly Dog Distillery, 218 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio.

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May 7 & 21. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit that also produces a weekly public radio show. Ten storytellers are selected at random to tell a 3-5 minute story-this month's themes are "Flawed" (May 7) & "Worship" (May 21)-judged by a 3-person team recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Seating limited; arrive early.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. General admission tickets $15 in advance only at themoth.org beginning a week before each event. 764-5118. [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! 

"Climbing Jacob's Ladder: Celebrating the Festival of Ascension": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago festivals coordinator Hazel Archer-Ginsberg discusses her spiritual research into Steiner's "Calendar of the Soul" from her blog reverseritual.com. Preceded by a 6 p.m. potluck (bring a dish to pass).
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes. Free. 678-5497, (517) 927-3696. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Tolkien": Fathom Events.

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(Dome Karukoski, 2019). Premiere of this biopic about the renowned author's life. With broadcast Q&A with the cast, moderated by Stephen Colbert.
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20),.


 8 p.m. 

Willie Watson: The Ark.

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Solo performance by this Americana folk singer best known for singing the tenor lead and playing rhythm guitar with Old Crow Medicine Show. His repertoire ranges from Utah Phillips and Leadbelly tunes to traditional songs collected by the 1930s folk-country crossover pioneer Bascom Lamar Lunsford and Rabbit Brown's iconic "James Alley Blues." Opener: Raleigh singer-songwriter Kate Rhudy.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (relocated to the Michigan League during the Union's renovation) and theark.org, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 8:30 p.m. 

Opera on Tap.

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Local singers perform arias and art songs. Tonight's theme: "Mom, the Baritone Is Being Mean to Me Again!"
8:30-10 p.m. (seating begins at 6:30 p.m.), Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 56 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted (buy your own food). Reservations required (call between 10 a.m. & 8 p.m.). 483-5230. [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. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Songwriters Open Mike"

All songwriters 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. He recently released his first CD in 18 years, Big Car Town, 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 Klingers Easy Street Jazz Band

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

 
 


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