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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, May 28, 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]


 10-11 a.m.  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.


 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 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]



 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Anime Afternoons": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to watch new and classic anime shows. Sushi & other Japanese snacks.
3-4:15 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 4-7 p.m. 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues. May 21-Oct. 22. With a variety of children's activities and/or musical entertainment from 5-7 p.m. each week. Also, live farm animals and tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse and cabin. May 21: Ypsilanti jazz-rock trio Honey Monsoon. May 28: Local pop trio Isosceles.

June 4: Detroit activist reggae-rock trio Agenda 21.

June 11: Local jazz-swing-Latin-country trio Team Love.

June 18: Local folk-blues-rock duo Bohemian Ru'sters.

June 25: Detroit indie pop-jazz singer-songwriter Bekah Greenman.
4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 904-9621. [map]


 4:30, 7:05, & 9:40 p.m. 

"Booksmart": State Theatre.

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(Olivia Wilde, 2019). Comedy about 2 overachieving high schoolers who try to cram 4 years of fun into graduation night.
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]


 6-9 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.  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.


 6:30-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

Nålebinding: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Beth Battey shows all grade 6-adult this ancient fabric creation technique that predates knitting and crochet.
6:30-8:45 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 & 9:35 p.m. 

"The Man Who Killed Don Quixote": State Theatre.

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(Terry Gilliam, 2019). Comic fantasy about a disillusioned ad exec who's pulled into a time-traveling adventure when he's mistaken for Sancho Panza.
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.


 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! 

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]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Khaled Mattawa: Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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Reading by this renowned Arab American poet and translator, a U-M English professor who's won numerous awards. His 2010 book, Tocqueville, features a 26-page verse version of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. A critique of U.S. foreign and domestic policy, the poem's "dense, wide-ranging experimentation-complete with matrices and graphics-foregrounds the continuity between the present-day political world and the mythic," says poet Hilary Plum. The program begins with open mike readings.
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Mtg: Moms Demand Action - Washtenaw County.

  community member   < less it's time for gun sense

It's time to take action, and join together to create a future free from gun violence!
All are welcome to attend the monthly meetings of Moms Demand Action - Washtenaw County, and find out what we're doing locally for gun violence prevention. The May meeting includes legislative updates, Wear Orange event details, and a special presentation of "And Then He Looked At Me," performed by Spinning Dot Theatre's teen company.
**Please note the different location for this month's meeting.**
RSVP here: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/22963/signup/?source=mdmo_MomsTakeAction&akid=&zip=
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a non-partisan organization with no religious affiliation. For more information, and to officially become a supporter, go to momsdemandaction.org.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. momswashtenaw@gmail.com momsdemandaction.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Rebecca Clarren: Literati Bookstore.

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This Portland writer reads from and discusses Kickdown, her debut novel about a med student who takes a leave of absence to manage her family's Colorado ranch after her father dies. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 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]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Bluegrass Jam": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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May 14 & 28. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass and bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5 fee to cover building rental. a2bluegrass.com, 794-6250. [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]


 8 p.m. 

Lynn Miles: The Ark.

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Canadian singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist who writes rootsy, emotionally intense pop-folk story songs. She sings in a voice that's been called "warm, plangent, and edgy in a very human way," and her best songs are known for their incisive poetry and emotional power.
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]


 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]

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo Dave Menzo

This local 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 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]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band Paul Klinger’s Easy Street Jazz Band

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

 
 


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