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Calendar of Events

Monday, June 3, 2019






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Master Kim Instructs Senior Student

Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

"War Through the Eyes of a Child": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Having just celebrated the centennial of World War I, the past is on our minds. From the time that Rochelle Balkam, your instructor, was a child, she listened to stories about ancestors who had gone to war. These heroes included William Renwick, her great-great-uncle, the recipient of the Kearney Cross for bravery in the Civil War and Howard Renwick, her grandfather, who joined the Coast Guard one week after he married her grandmother, in 1918.
Rochelle's father, Jack Renwick, served in WW II, receiving a disability discharge.
Her mother left the family farm in mid-Michigan to join other "Rosies" at Willow Run where she met Rochelle's step-father, Vince Balkam. This heritage has played a role in Rochelle's journey to become a historian. This Study Group will meet Monday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., June 3rd.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

Free Playgroup Time for Children: May's Bilingual Preschool.

  community member   < less Learning by Playing on Numbers

Please join us for fun and educational activities!
This is a free event for 2-5 year old children (with parents only). The focus of this event is on promoting child development and bilingual (tonal language Chinese and non-tonal English) education in young children. Activities include circle time with live music, reading, crafting, free play (indoor and outdoor), Chinese word of the day, gymnastics training on balance beam, parenting skill building, parents' networking, etc.
We offer this free event, because we know that tonal language exposure in early childhood is very important and we would like to let all children to have the access to this type of language.
External link:
"Extraordinary Benefits of Mandarin Language Learning for Children" (https://tessais.org/extraordinary-benefits-of-mandarin-language-learning-for-children/)
Please RSVP through the Contact page on our website. Thank you :-)
May's Bilingual Preschool, 3181 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. maydelosh@gmail.com www.MaysChineseSchool.com [map]



 10:30-11:30 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. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. (except June 4) Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (except June 6) Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except June 4 & 6), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Writing Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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All seniors invited to read and discuss poetry, essays, fiction, and reminiscences they have written.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 4, 6:45 & 9:25 p.m. 

"The White Crow": Michigan Theater.

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(Ralph Fiennes, 2019). Historical drama about Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [. [map]


 4:15 p.m. 

"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]


 4:15, 7, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Rocketman": State Theatre.

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(Dexter Fletcher, 2019). Musical about Elton John's early career.
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, 7:05 & 9:25 p.m. 

"Photograph": State Theatre.

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(Ritesh Batra, 2019). Romance about a street photographer who persuades a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. Hindi, subtitles.
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, 7:15 & 9:35 p.m. 

"The Biggest Little Farm": Michigan Theater.

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(John Chester, 2019). A documentarian chronicles his family's work to develop a sustainable farm outside L.A.
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, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Hail Satan?": State Theatre.

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(Penny Lane, 2019). Documentary about the meteoric rise of the Satanic Temple.
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.


 4:45, 7:10 & 9:35 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 p.m. 

Nei-Gong Class: Sun Shen.

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The SUN SHEN Nei-Gong System is a comprehensive system of meditation practices to build awareness and ability to harness and cultivate your own energy system and mind. With these practices you will learn how to increase your energy, balance your energy system, increase your energy flow and relaxation, and experience greater pleasure. This class is great for anyone who would like to enhance their health, their energy healing skills, mental calm and focus, and capacity for experiencing pleasure and happiness. Classes are held Monday at 6pm. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Academy Film Festival.

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A program of short films made by students at this local private school for kids with learning differences in grades 4-12.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each session begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. June 3: "How to Live to 100." June 10: "A Father's Power: How Dads Shape Us, for Better or Worse." June 17: "Can God Love a Mess Like Me?," which begins with a filmed interview with the author of the bestselling Christian novel The Shack. June 24: "Concussions: A Former NFL Player Speaks Out."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: A Recipe for a Novel": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal are joined by Detroit Chief Storyteller and nonfiction writer Aaron Foley to discuss how to research and write different types of nonfiction. For adult and teen (grade 6 & up) fiction and nonfiction writers. Also, Kourvo and Neal host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects at 7 p.m. on June 17.
7-8:45 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to get basic sewing help with their unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines. Bring your own sewing machine, if you wish. Also, local crafter Amber Adams-Fall shows how to press seams with an iron.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Audience": Fathom Events.

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Rebroadcast of the 2013 National Theatre (London) premiere production of this drama by British playwright and screenwriter Peter Morgan. The play imagines the weekly private meetings at Buckingham Palace between Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren) and her Prime Ministers, from Churchill to Cameron, through a non-chronological collage of vignettes.
7 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $17-$20 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Power of Native Women": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by Native American historian and activist Heather Bruegel, a member of the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon., except May 27. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 274-0773. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: Omar Aragones

Detroit electronic R&B and soul singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Roe Bickley Trio

Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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