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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 22, 2019






 
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"CBSSM Research Colloquium with Ruha Benjamin, PhD": Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine.

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The CBSSM Research Colloquium will feature the Bishop Lecture in Bioethics. Ruha Benjamin, PhD, will present the Bishop Lecture with a talk entitled: "Black Afterlives Matter: Reimagining Bioethics for an Ailing Body Politic."
Ruha Benjamin is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where she serves on the executive committees of the Center for Digital Humanities and Center for Global Health and Health Policy, and is an Associate Faculty member in the Center for Information Technology Policy, Center for Health and Wellbeing, Program in History of Science, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, and Department of Sociology.

The lecture is jointly presented by CBSSM and the Ronald C. and Nancy V. Bishop Lectureship in Bioethics fund. We are also grateful to this year's co-sponsors, The Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) and the Science, Technology & Society (STS) Program.
Forum Hall, Palmer Commons,, 100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. kryanz@umich.edu http://cbssm.med.umich.edu/news-events/events/lecture/2019-bishop-lecture-featuring-ruha-benjamin-phd/wed-05222019 [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. 

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]


 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.
9 a.m., 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 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. and Sun., except May 12, 26, & 29. Kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes.

May 1: "Terrific Trees."

May 5 & 8: "Wondrous Wildflowers."

May 15: "Secretive Salamanders."

May 19 & 22: "Squirrels!"
10-11 a.m., 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. 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! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Wed., Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos led by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (11 a.m. Wed. and 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m., Sat. & Sun.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display.
11 a.m. (Wed.) and 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Black Afterlives Matter: Reimagining Bioethics for an Ailing Body Politic": U-M Bishop Lecture in Bioethics.

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Talk by Princeton University African American studies professor Ruha Benjamin.
11:15 a.m., Palmer Commons Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw. Free. kryanz@umich.edu. [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]


 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]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Knitting Nancies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to make a small, handheld loom that allows users to make knitted items.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Duct Tape Beads": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 3-adult invited to make beads by wrapping strips of colored duct tape around plastic straws.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [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 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Art for Teens": Saline District Library.

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Art supplies available for use, including watercolors, clay, markers, slime, and more.
3-4 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 3:55, 6:50 & 9:35 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 & 10:25 p.m. 

"Tolkien": State Theatre.

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Biopic about the renowned author's life.
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 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]


 4:35, 7:30 & 9:20 p.m. 

"Wild Nights with Emily": Michigan Theater.

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(Madeleine Olnek, 2019). Rom-com about the romance between Emily Dickinson and her sister-in-law.
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, & 9:10 p.m. 

"Red Joan": Michigan Theater.

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(Trevor Nunn, 2019). Judy Dench stars as Joan Stanley, who is exposed in her 80s as the KGB's longest-serving British spy. Based on a true story.
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- 8 p.m.  Free! 

Happy Hour Jazz With Blanchard, Marshall, Hanson, Zuelig.

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A FREE afternoon of Jazz. No cover and with Happy Hour Pricing, all Espresso, Beer, Wine, and Spirits prices drop.
The band:
Jordan Blanchard-saxophone
Brenda Marshall-piano
Spencer Hanson-bass
Nate Zuellig-drums.
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 221-3961. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. and May 25. 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 May 25, 1-5 p.m.), AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

"Coffee Chat": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Viviana Gurdian discusses Hacienda Miramonte, the Costa Rican coffee farm she co-owns with her father. Snacks and coffee.
6-8 p.m., ZingTrain, 3728 Plaza Dr. $10. 929-6060. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"Foreshadowing the Automotive Industry": Ann Arbor City Club Dine & Discover.

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Talk by Automotive News chief content officer Jamie Butters. Dinner. Preceded at 5 p.m. by a reception.
6 p.m., City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $33 (members, $28). Reservations required by May 10. annarborcityclub.org; 662-3279, ext. 1. [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.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, 5361 McAuley Dr. 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: A Taste of Honey": 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, introduces participants to the Honey Flavor Wheel developed by the University of California Honey and Pollination Center. Honey tastings.
6:30-8:45 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"5000 Ways to Know You're From Detroit: Ypsilanti District Library.

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Where were you in 1952…'62…'72…'82? If you grew up in the Detroit area, then this presentation is about - and for - you. Think Boblo Island, Edgewater Park, Faygo, Vernors, Hudson's, Kresge's, Sanders, Stroh's, Coney Dogs, Motown Records, Grande Ballroom, Gordie Howe, Al Kaline, Joe Louis, The Big 8, Twin Pines…and that's just for starters!
Authors Chris Edwards and Elaine Weeks present their book, 5000 Ways to Know You're From Detroit: Recollections and Images from The Baby Boomer Years: 1939-1980. Book sale and signing to follow.
Find out more at https://www.detroit5000.com/
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 x1377. ggainsley@ypsilibrary.org https://www.ypsilibrary.org/event/5000-ways-you-know-youre-from-detroit/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Poetry and the Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series.

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Featured Reader: Marilynn Rashid, a senior lecturer in Spanish at Wayne State University, has been active in the peace and environmental movement. Her poems have appeared in Nimrod, Comstock Review, The MacGuffin, and Runes. Her translations of poems by José Jiménez Lozano have appeared in many journals, and she has performed often in readings.
All writers welcome to read their own or other favorite poetry or short fiction afterward at open mic. Hosted by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, and Dave Jibson
see our blog at Facebook/Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. Free. 7346652757. info@crazywisdom.net http://www.crazywisdom.net [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Effective Communication with Persons with Dementia": Holy Faith Church.

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Dementia robs persons of the ability to talk to us with words, but mutual communication with these persons is still possible, and so very valuable. This free presentation will explore how communication still takes place through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language, how to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. There will also be information within the class material, and also as handouts, on where and how to get support and help in dealing with all aspects of living with dementia.
This is part of Holy Faith's 11 week dementia awareness program, In This Together, offering talks on dementia-related topics every Wednesday evening at 7 through July 17. For a full schedule and further information go to www.holy-faith-church-org. Holy Faith has abundant parking, no steps, wide doors, plenty of seating, and cookies. All are welcome.
Holy Faith Church, 6299 Ann Arbor Saline Rd Saline, Saline. Free. 7033953824. jimmangisr@gmail.com holy-faith-church.org [map]


 7-9pm  Free! 

"Film & Discussion: The Human Element": Ann Arbor CCL.

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In an arresting new documentary from the producers of RACING EXTINCTION, THE COVE and CHASING ICE, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. With rare compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT's coast-to-coast series of captivating stories inspires us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world. Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/k34FhplukXQ
Please join us for this free film screening! A discussion of comprehensive, bipartisan legislation in Congress to tackle climate change will follow the film.
#GrassrootsClimate #ClimateChangesHealth #ClimateAction #TheHumanElement
The New Center, 1100 North Main Street. Free. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org https://www.facebook.com/events/942249912833356/ [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 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! 

Ann Arbor Bonsai Society.

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North American Bonsai Federation board member Bruce Baker demonstrates bonsai carving techniques and discusses the yew in Matthaei's collection.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. AABonsaiSociety@gmail.com. [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 p.m.  Free! 

Curtis Taylor: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This Southern California-based jazz trumpeter, a graduate of the MSU jazz program, performs works from #Hashtagged, his 2017 debut album that combines elements of jazz, R&B, soul, and spoken word to create songs inspired by popular hashtags, including #blessed, #blacklivesmatter, and #blackgirlmagic.
7-8 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [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]


 7-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Reading by WSU Spanish senior lecturer Marilynn Rashid, whose poetry and translations of contemporary Spanish writer José Jiménez Lozano have appeared in numerous journals. Followed by a poetry and short fiction open mike.
7-8:45 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 p.m. 

"Dark Sky Project": Ăpex Contemporary Performance.

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Soprano Hillary LaBonte and mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen are joined by a string quartet in the world premiere of works by Tina Tallon, Frances Pollock, and Ann Arbor native Stephanie Ann Boyd. Also, solo performances by LaBonte and Ihnen.
7 p.m., Literati Bookstore, 124 E. Washington. $10 suggested donation. aepexcp@gmail.com. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Estate Planning 101": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley representative discusses wills and the estate planning process.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Steel Magnolias": Fathom Events.

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May 19, 21, & 22. (Herbert Ross, 1989). 30th anniversary screening of this classic about Southern women. With commentary by Turner Classic Movies hosts. Note: The 4 p.m. screening is on May 19 only; 7 p.m. screenings happen all 3 nights.
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).


 7:10 & 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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History of Science Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Gino Segrè's 2002 book, A Matter of Degrees: What Temperature Reveals about the Past and Future of our Species, Planet, and Universe.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Spring Sing": Pioneer High School Choirs.

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Performances by all 5 curricular and 8 extra-curricular a cappella student choirs.
7:30 p.m., PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium. Free. 994-2189, ext. 2. [map]


 7:45 p.m. 

Full Metal Jokers: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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This local comedy company presents several comics and musicians TBA from around the country. Adult content.
7:45 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. $8 in advance at info@pointlessbrew.com; $10 at the door. (989) 455-4484. [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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Conrad Shock + The Noise

Grand Rapids blues-rock garage band. Openers: Ma Baker, a local funk-rock quartet, and Liquid Thickness, a local funk- rock septet . $7-$10. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Conrad Shock + The Noise

Grand Rapids blues-rock garage band. Openers: Ma Baker, a local funk-rock quartet, and Liquid Thickness, a local funk- rock septet . $7-$10. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Rob Crozier Quartet

Jazz ensemble led by local bassist Crozier. [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: Reeds 'n' Steel

Acoustic jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by the duo of singer and harmonica player Michael May and guitarist David Roof. [venue info]

Old Town: Treetown Swingtette

Local ensemble that plays a wide range of swing music, from Cole Porter to Django Reinhardt. Members are fiddler Paul Winder, vibes player Cary Kocher, bassist Paul Keller, and singer-guitarist Myron Grant, who also plays harmonica. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Pittsfield Open Band

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

Zou Zou's Cafe: M-22

Chelsea classic rock band. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Rollie Tussing & Friends

Ensemble led by Tussing, a nationally known local guitar virtuoso who specializes in prewar blues and jazz. [venue info]

 
 


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