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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 8, 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]



 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Horse Shows: Hunter Jumper Association of Michigan.

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May 1-5, 8-12, & 15-19. English riding and jumping competitions at the state level. Spectators welcome to bring picnics.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, 11500 Glenn at Katz, Grass Lake. Free. (561) 723-6287. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads. Call if it's raining or the temperatures are below 50.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, 10101 Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 663-5060. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
8 a.m., (9 a.m. in Sept.), Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.


 10 a.m.-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]



 10-11:30 a.m. 

"The Story of American Fiction": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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American fiction started out as a bold response to the European novel and took narrative to places that reflected the new country and its values. American fiction continued the exploration of this new land and society well into the twentieth century. We will explore the uniqueness and development of American fiction in short works by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Edith Wharton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and William Faulkner.
All works are available both free on the internet or in inexpensive used copies from Amazon. Students are asked to read for the first day of class Hawthorne's stories: The Birthmark and Young Goodman Brown, available from the following link: https://sparks.eserver.org/files/imported/books/oldmanse.pdf. This Study Group led by Ira Konigsberg will meet Wednesdays, 10:00 -11:30 a.m., May 8 - June 12.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [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. except May 27. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (May 28 only) Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Traverwood, May 2 & 9; Malletts Creek, May 30.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except May 7, 14, 21, & 27), 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. 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.


 11 a.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.
Respite Available/$5.00 Optional lunch 12-1
Silver Maples, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos led by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (Sat. & Sun. times TBA) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display.
3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs., except Sept. 2. 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 & 7 p.m. 

"True Grit": Fathom Events.

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May 5 & 8. (Henry Hathaway, 1969). 50th anniversary screening of this classic John Wayne Western. With commentary by Turner Classic Movies hosts. Note: Matinees are at Emagine only.
1 & 4 p.m. (May 5), noon & 7 p.m. (May 8). 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).


 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.
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Place That Face": Chelsea District Library.

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


 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]


 2-6 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on last Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June-Sept. Also, every Wed., May-Oct., Wednesday Farmers Market (2-6 p.m., in the Chelsea State Bank parking lot, 1010 S. Main), with 18 local vendors.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402. [map]


 2:30 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.
Storypoint/Senior Living Communities, 6230 S. State Rd./Independent Living, Saline. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [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]


 3:45, 7:30 & 9 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 & 9:15 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.


 4:15 & 7:05 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.


 4:30, 7:10 & 9:25 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 & 9:25 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]


 4:45 & 7:10 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]


 5:15 p.m. 

"Arias at Rush Hour": Arbor Opera Theater.

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May 1 & 8. Local singers perform opera selections and art songs.
5:15 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets TBA. 769-2999. [map]
 


 5:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi Pushing Hands": Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang

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! 

"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 at B2B Trailhead at Mill Creek Park on Jeffords St. between Alpine & Forrest, Dexter. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ninth Street Women": UMMA.

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Washington, D.C./London-based Reuters editor Mary Gabriel reads from her new book about 20th-century Modernist artists Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler. Gabriel is also joined by curator Christina Olsen in a discussion of the book. The current UMMA exhibit Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s includes a work by Frankenthaler.
5:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [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]



 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. & Aug. 31. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6 p.m. sharp (except Aug. 31, 1-5 p.m.), AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [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 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.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Musical Instrument Buffet": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A chance to learn a few basic chords on the guitar, ukulele, banjo, and more. Instruments and instruction provided.
6-8 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ypsilanti 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
John Simpkins, Senior Mortgage Officer, LevelOne Bank
Ray Nouhan III, Sales Consultant Allen Edwin Homes
Peter Staton, Principal Agent, Concept Insurance Agency, LLC.
Jeff Fletcher, President, Fletcher Inspections
Aubree's Pizzeria, 2122 whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-845-9720. andy@piperpartners.com www.piperpartners.com/ypsilanti-bsi [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! 

The Open Organization Of Lockpickers: TOOOL-Ann Arbor Locksport.

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The mission of The Open Organization Of Lockpickers is to advance the general public knowledge about locks and lockpicking. By examining locks, safes, and other such hardware and publicly discussing our findings, we hope to strip away the mystery with which so many of these products are imbued.
All are welcome. If you have any locks or tools, feel free to bring them. If not, there are plenty to go around. Meetings generally consist of people picking locks while we talk about physical or cyber security, or just about anything else.
(Second Wednesday of each month.)
Ann Arbor Locksport - https://a2-locksport.org/
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com https://www.maker-works.com/events/toool-the-open-organization-of-lockpickers [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! 

"Medicare Made Easy": Dexter District Library.

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Educational program by a Washtenaw County Farm Bureau representative.
6:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Read-Along Dog": Saline District Library.

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Kids in grades 1-4 invited to read to Vedder and Summer, registered Therapaws reading dogs.
6:30-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 2-3 p.m. (Sun.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Wild Kratts Live 2.0: Activate Creature Power!": Michigan Theater Foundation Not Just for Kids Series.

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May 8 & 9. Theatrical stage show based on the hugely popular PBS TV series hosted by Martin & Chris Kratt that interweaves live action and animated stories to educate kids about animals and their world and practical ways to help sustain the diversity of life.
6:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $31.50-51.50 in advance at ticketmaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets. To charge by phone, call (800) 745-3000. [map]


 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

"2019 Stiltgrass Season: Learn to Identify and Control This Invasive": Wild Ones.

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Club members discuss how to control stiltgrass, which becomes a monoculture within a year or two.
6:45 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 7 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]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation"

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Meditation is an important tool on the spiritual path, helping to develop focus, stability, insight and understanding. In addition to more commonly known concentration methods, we will also experience analytical and visualization meditations on various topics. Led by Jewel Heart Instructor Supa Corner.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. 7349943387. annarborregistration@jewelheart.org https://www.jewelheart.org/chapters/ann-arbor/ [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]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Serendipity Books AfterHours Book Club.

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All invited to discuss a book. Wine and chocolate provided. Apr. 11: a book TBA by one of the Midwest Literary Walk authors.

Apr. 10: Pachinko, Min Jin Lee's 2017 novel about 4 generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fighting to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan. Lee reads at the Chelsea Literary Walk Apr. 27 (see Festivals listing). May & June books TBA.
7-8:30 p.m., Serendipity Books, 113 W. Middle, Chelsea. 475-7148. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Susan Choi: Literati Bookstore.

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This Brooklyn writer reads from Trust Exercise, her new novel, set in a 1980s suburb, about students at a competitive performing arts school struggling in their rarefied bubble. Followed by a discussion with Choi and local writer Lillian Li. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 8 copies of your work to share.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7-9 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]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Stranger Veggies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodgers discusses different ways to prepare some lesser-known vegetables, including kohlrabi and garlic scapes.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

Threshold Singers: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Members of this local choir discuss their mission to sing at the bedside of those who are dying. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass).
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 274-0773, 769-1052. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Farewell to Manzanar": History Readers.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by EMU history professor emeritus Michael Homel, of Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James Houston's 1973 memoir about Jeanne and her family's experience inside a Japanese American internment camp during and after WWII.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey Booksellers, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Grassroots Music Festival": The Third Place Concert Series.

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May 8-11. Performances by U-M students, local musicians, andothers from across the Midwes in genres from jazz and classical to folk and electronic. Performers TBA. May 8: Show at 7:30 p.m. (TeaHaus, 204 N. Fourth Ave.). May 9: Show at 7 p.m. (Braun Ct., Kerrytown). May 10: Show at 8 p.m. (Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave.). May 11: Shows at 3 p.m. (location TBA), 5 p.m. (Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave.), 7 p.m. (Argus Farm Stop, 325 W. Liberty), and 9 p.m. (Canterbury House, 721 E. Huron). Followed by an after party.
Various times & locations. Small charge TBA (festival passes available) in advance at facebook.com/TheThirdPlace ConcertSeries.


 7:30 p.m. 

"Women's Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All women, trans, and nonbinary people invited to play improv games or just watch others.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio: The Ark.

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Separate and joint performances by these longtime collaborators. The California Guitar Trio--Bert Lams, Paul Richards, and Hideyo Moriya--first got together as members of Robert Fripp's League of Crafty Guitarists and struck out on their own in 1991. Known for its stunning virtuosity and sly sense of humor, the trio plays a brand of progressive acoustic music that fuses classical, jazz, blues, country, rock, and even surf styles. The Montreal Guitar Trio is known for its virtuosity, creativity, impressive stage shows, and flamenco-influenced music. Its 2017 CD Danzas pays tribute to such Spanish composers as Paco de Lucia and Manuel de Falla. The 2 bands have joined forces on a new CD, In a Landscape, a collection of covers ranging from Radiohead's "Weird Fishes" and David Bowie's "Space Oddity" to the John Cage title track.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30 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 p.m.  Free! 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around various themes. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Nonmembers also 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]


 9 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]


 9:15 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Political Lizard

Grand Rapids-area pop-rock quartet. Openers: the Saline post-emo math rock quartet Bad Television, the Howell depressive emo-rock quartet Impartial Hearts, and Bombastic Dream Pussy, the stage name of Ferndale dream-pop singer-songwriter Hayley McNichol. $5-$8. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Bob Sweet Quartet

Jazz ensemble led by veteran local drummer Sweet, an original member of the Sun Messengers. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwude Thunderwude

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: Matt Gabriel

Grand Rapids singer-songwriter whose music draws on an eclectic mix of genres, from pop and rock to folk and country. [venue info]

Old Town: Bop Dragons

Latin jazz trio. With guitarist Stephen Ragsdale, bassist Wallace Chan, and drummer Christopher Ohmer. [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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