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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 10, 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 a.m. & 1 p.m. 

"Toddler Time": Champion Gymnastics.

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Join us for Toddler Time
Monday: 9:00-10:00am
Tuesday: 9:00-10:00am & 1:00-2:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-12:00pm * your ONE hour begins when you arrive*
Thursday: 9:00-10:00am & 1:00-2:00pm
Friday: 9:00-10:00am
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.-7 p.m. 

"Scavenger Hunt with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Drop-in scavenger hunt that includes interactions with adoptable cats. Popcorn.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $7/hour ($4/half hour). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 9:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 10-May 13. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]


 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 a.m. 

Full Body Fit: Better Living Fitness.

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Small-Group Personal Training. A full body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine with customization to your fitness level.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $20. (734) 747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-noon 

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 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

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

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

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


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"The Impact of Religion on Politics in the Middle East": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk by WSU Islamic studies professor Saeed Khan. First in a series of 10 monthly lectures.
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $55 for the 10-lecture series. Memberships are $25 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 10 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  Free! 

Free Fall Moms Group Preview: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings, LLC.

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Join us for a fun free preview of our Fall Moms Group on September 10th from 10:30-noon! Get to know our facilitators and other new moms, make a fun fall craft for baby, and enjoy coffee, tea and snacks.
Our Mothers Group is a great opportunity to meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. The group is facilitated by two experienced moms, a social worker and an MPH and Certified Lactation Consultant. 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 for moms and babies ages newborn too crawling.
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium Blvd. Free. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.om [map]



 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Please join us for this free one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between.
Center for Innovation (formerly St. Joe's Urgent Care), 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Program: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor/Washtenaw Literacy.

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Intermediate and advanced conversation/culture, pronunciation/presentation, and writing practice for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available. NOTE: Church remains locked at all times. Follow instructions for entry at the side doors.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Ypsilanti Memory Cafe": We Care Connect recommended by Alzheimer's Association.

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Please Join We Care Connect Memory Cafe for snacks, activities and time to socialize. Call Monica or Shonda at the Ypsilanti Senior Center for more information at 734-483-5014
Ypsilanti Senior Center, 1015 N. Congress St., Ypsilanti. 734-483-5014. alz.org/mglc [map]


 3:50 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood": Michigan Theatre Foundation.

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Quentin Tarantino's 2019 comic drama about a faded TV actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 L.A.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4 p.m. 

"Cold Case Hammerskjöld": State Theatre.

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(Mads Brügger, 2019). Documentary about the death of UN General Secretary Dag Hammarskjöld, whose plane mysteriously crashed in 1961.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4-7 p.m. 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues. With kids activities and live music 5-7 p.m. Also, farm animals and tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse and cabin. Aug. 6: Local Latin jazz trio Bop Dragons. Aug. 13: Local folk-blues-rock duo Bohemian Ru'sters. Aug. 20: Soul-inflected pop-folk trio PATH. Aug. 27: Rock, blues, alt-country, and R&B by local cover band The Randaliers.Sept. 3: Local eclectic singer-songwriter Tim Berla. Sept. 10: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra instrument petting zoo. Sept. 17: Local Americana singer-songwriter Jake Arthur. Sept. 24: Local folk-rock and Americana guitarist Chuck Swanagon.
4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 904-9621. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Politics of the Middle-Income Trap": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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Emory University (Atlanta) political science professor emeritus Richard Doner discusses the stagnant middle of some Southeast Asian and Latin American economies.
4-5:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Under Cover: An Evening with Intriguing Bindings and Enclosures": U-M Special Collections.

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All invited to view the selected manuscripts, artists' books, and more.
4-6 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library 6th floor, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-1220.


 4:10 & 9:35 p.m. 

"David Crosby: Remember My Name": State Theatre.

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A.J. Eaton's 2019 documentary about the late career renaissance of the iconic folk-rock singer-songwriter.
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.


 4:35 p.m. 

"One Child Nation": Michigan Theater.

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(Nanfu Wang & Jialing Zhang, 2019). Documentary about China's one-child policy.
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, 7:30. & 9:25 p.m. 

"Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Max Lewkowicz's 2019 documentary about the originating context and legacy of the beloved Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof.
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 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Thurs. beginning Sept. 4. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows. Rehearsals usually last 1-2 hours.
4:45 p.m., Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"McKenzie Funk on Climate Change": Wallace House.

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While the issue of climate change rises in importance to the U.S. electorate, players in energy, banking and business are cashing in on the environmental crisis. McKenzie Funk, 2012 Knight-Wallace Fellow, is the author of "Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming." Join him for a critical discussion of drought, rising seas, profiteering, and the hardest truth about climate change: It's not equally bad for everyone.
Funk writes for Harper's, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Outside, The New York Times Magazine and the London Review of Books. His 2014 book "Windfall" won a PEN Literary Award and was named a book of the year by The New Yorker, Mother Jones, Salon and Amazon.com. A National Magazine Award and Livingston Award finalist, Funk won the Oakes Prize for Environmental Journalism for his reporting on the melting Arctic and has received fellowships at the Open Society Foundations and MacDowell Colony for his forthcoming work on data and privacy.
Wallace House, 620 Oxford Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. 734987666. wallacehouse@umich.edu https://wallacehouse.umich.edu/wallace-house-presents-the-graham-hovey-lecture-with-mckenzie-funk/ [map]



 5-6 p.m. 

Street Dance: A2 Aviary.

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In this fast pace rhythmic class, students will learn body control and techniques as they learn street dance styles such as popping, tutting, waving, animation and beginner breaking (break-dance). Beginners will gain the foundation they need to grow, while more advanced students will find the challenge of personal style, foundation refinement, choreography, and battling.
Each class begins with a 15 minute warm-up, please bring clean sneakers/tennis shoes. It is strongly recommended that students are able to lift their arms over heads. Class size is limited, all students must register via the included link to be guaranteed a spot in class. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15-$125. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Seeing Green: The Business and Inequity of Climate Change": U-M Wallace House 34th Hovey Lecture.

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Talk by award-winning journalist and Knight-Wallace fellow McKenzie Funk, author of the 2014 book Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming. Also, remarks by U-M president Mark Schlissel.
5 p.m., U-M Wallace House Gardens, 620 Oxford. Free. Reservations required at wallacehouse.umich.edu/rsvp. 998-7666. [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

"KnITTY Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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Every Tues. All invited to work on knitting projects and hang with adoptable cats. A knitting expert is on hand. Coffee.
5:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. $7 ($24 per month). 661-3575. [map]


 6-7 p.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Cheers to Michigan Book Launch": University of Michigan Press.

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Drink the Drinks, Meet the Authors, Buy the Book! We are thrilled to host the launch party for our new book Cheers to Michigan by Tammy Coxen and Lester Graham at The Last Word. Books will be available for purchase, and you'll be able to order from a special menu of cocktails for the event, including two from featured bartenders in the book.
About the book: Cheers to Michigan is a toast to cocktail culture in the Mitten and the state's flourishing craft cocktail and distillery movements. Based on Cheers!, Tammy Coxen and Lester Graham's popular cocktail segment on Michigan Radio (NPR), this book gathers forty-five of the authors' favorite cocktail recipes celebrating the Great Lakes State --- its history, its people, its culture, even its weather! For more information on the book, visit: https://www.press.umich.edu/11330882/cheers_to_michigan
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. Free. (734) 585-5691. scottom@umich.edu https://www.facebook.com/events/854873661554691/ [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! 

"Michigan Football 101 with Devin Gardner": Wolverine State Brewing Co.

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Tuesdays during football season, join former Michigan starting quarterback Devin Gardner and WTKA Inside the Huddle host Michael Spath as they recap the Wolverines' most recent game, with film study insights, and a Q&A while enjoying the food and drink at Wolverine State Brewing Co.
Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium Blvd. Free. 734-369-2990. michaelspath1980@gmail.com WolverineBeer.com [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

"After Unica: In Search of the Surreal": U-M Center for World Performance Studies Faculty Lecture Series.

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U-M theater professor Malcolm Tulip discusses the connections between his own life and that of 20th-century German surrealist Unica Zürn, which inspired his latest script.
6 p.m., East Quad Benzinger library, 701 East University. Free. 936-2777. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Peace, Love, Action! Family Night": Nicola's Books.

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New York writer Tanya Zabinski discusses Peace, Love, Action!, her new illustrated collection of mini-biographies of peace activists for middle-grade readers. Signing.
6 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"#HikingMyFeelings: Healing Your Mind and Body on the Trail"

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After surviving two of the hardest years of her life, Sydney Williams was standing in an REI dressing room trying on hiking gear for her first backpacking trip. Looking back in the mirror was a woman (and body) she didn't recognize. She looked herself in the eye and simply asked, "GIRL, how did we get here?" It was a rhetorical question for the dressing room, but two thru-hikes across Catalina Island helped Williams establish the mind-body connection that was necessary for her to be able to face her trauma head-on and leave everything on the trail. The first hike on the Trans-Catalina Trail was the hardest physical challenge Williams had ever tackled; it taught her how to love her body, and reminded her that she could do hard things. Nine months before her second journey, she was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. By the time she hiked the island the second time, Williams was 60 pounds lighter. What would be possible if the hike itself wasn't the hard part? The second hike was a complet
REI, 970 West Eisenhower Parkway. Free. barry@hikingmyfeelings.com https://www.hikingmyfeelings.com [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Knitting Group: Brewed Awakenings Cafe.

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Tentative. All invited to bring knitting projects to work on.
6:30 p.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., ste. M, Saline. Free. 681-0078. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How to Prepare for a Honey Contest": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Talk by a club member.
6:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. A2b2club.org. [map]


 6:45 p.m. 

"Blinded by the Light": State Theatre.

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(Gurinder Chadha, 2019). Comedic drama about a Pakistani teen who yearns to escape his rundown hometown and his traditional household and discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen.
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! 

"Astronomy on Tap - Refresh!": Astronomy on Tap - Ann Arbor.

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The popular gathering featuring astronomy and space science enthusiasts with favorite beverages returns! Join AoT Ann Arbor for an evening of science and so much more! We'll hear from UofM Astronomy professor Emily Rauscher and Astronomy graduate student Gillen Brown.
Pizza House, 618 Church St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. AoT.AA.leadership@umich.edu http://astronomyontap.org/2019/08/aot-ann-arbor-september-10-2019/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Beyond Homestead: Never Again"

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Please join Ann Arbor Jewish community members Rebecca Epstein, Sonya Lewis, Bob Milstein, Molly Resnik, Elena Weissman, and Sarah Lewis as we describe our recent experiences as witnesses at the massive for-profit immigrant youth detention facility located in Homestead, Florida.
Although the facility is now temporarily closed, government officials have stated that there are plans to re-open Homestead, possibly as early as October. By sharing our experiences witnessing the abuses our government has perpetrated against innocent children, we hope to motivate others to take action. We will discuss steps that all of us can take to end this humanitarian crisis, with an emphasis on opportunities for local advocacy. We will be joined by volunteers from local groups including the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (WICIR) and Bend the Arc.
This event is free and open to all.
Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard Street. Free. sonya.a.lewis@gmail.com [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Auditions for Yeomen of the Guard: University of Michigan Gilbert & Sullivan Society (UMGASS).

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All roles available, SATB leads & chorus. U-M affiliation *not* required. To sign up, attend mass meeting, 7:00 pm, Sunday, September 8th, Michigan League, or e-mail umgassexec@umich.edu. Walk-ins welcome before 9:00 pm on 9/9, 9/10, or 9/11. Prepare ~32-64 bars, musical theater or opera, in English; provide a copy for pianist. Leads will read a scene from the script. No dance audition. Production dates 12/5-12/8, Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, full staging with orchestra. UMGASS receives no U-M funding; performers are not paid. The Story: At the Tower of London, Col. Fairfax is scheduled to be executed. His heirs will be disinherited if he dies unmarried. He finds a short-term bride in the strolling player, Elsie Maynard, much to the chagrin of her traveling partner, the Jester Jack Point. Will the marriage, the Colonel, and the Jester all survive? Yeomen will be directed by David Andrews, Music Direction by Ezra Donner. Midi files @ https://gsarchive.net/yeomen/html/index.ht
Student Theater Arts Complex (STAC), 1202 Kipke Drive. Free. umgassexec@umich.edu www.umgass.org [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. Pay what you can; $8 suggested donation (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss H.P. Lovecraft short stories, including "The Call of Cthulhu," "The Horror at Red Rock," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," and "The Dunwich Horror."
7-9 p.m., 3154 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Jeff Kass: Literati Bookstore.

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This veteran local poet and Pioneer High English teacher reads from Teacher/Pizza Guy, his new collection that explores the emotional and physical labor of working nights as a pizza delivery driver and days as a high school English teacher. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Go-Tech Meeting: Maker Works.

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Join us for this self-proclaimed "geek show-and-tell." Makers present their creations!
We have people interested in a wide scope of topics and endeavors. Programming, robots, machining, welding, artistic creations, metal casting, anything being built. Pretty much anything someone is "Making" is welcome at a Go-Tech meeting.
Also, if you have a problem with your project ask for help and the brain trust of Go-Tech will amaze you with solutions to difficulties you haven't even explored yet. This is an open group. All are welcome and especially young makers are encouraged to bring in a project to show off.
Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 7342224911. frontdesk@maker-works https://www.maker-works.com/events/go-tech [map]



 7 p.m. 

Pinball Tournament: $2 Tuesdays at Pinball Pete's.

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$2 for Entry into tournament ($1 dollar goes into the payout pool $1 goes to IFPA)
Tournament information:
Tournament starts at 7pm. We will play until 9:30 (no new rounds will start after 9:30)
1 round (1 Game) final for top 3 if 7 players or less, top 4 if more than 7 players.
3 Player Final Payout
1st- 50%
2nd- 30%
3rd- 20%
Pinball Pete's, 1214 S University Ave. $2 + Coin Drop for Games. AnnArborPinball@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/2-Tuesdays-at-Pinball-Petes-Ann-Arbor-1369228379891817 [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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Sept. 10 & 24. 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Inland": Barnes & Noble Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Téa Obreht's new lyrical novel, set in 1893 Arizona, intertwining the stories of a frontierswoman whose family disappeared and an outlaw on the lam. Food & drink samples.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-0846. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas": Fathom Events.

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Broadcast interview with this celebrated Canadian novelist, with emphasis on The Testaments, her brand-new sequel to her influential 1985 novel, The Handmaid's Tale. Also, readings from The Testaments.
7 p.m., Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Tickets $15 in advance at fathomevents.com/events & at the door. 316-5500. [map]


 7-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local Morris dancers lead an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. Food & drinks available.
7-10 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 7:10 p.m. 

"Where'd You Go, Bernadette": Michigan Theater.

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(Richard Linklater, 2019). Comedy about a middle-aged architect whose decision to prioritize family over career leads to a series of disasters which cause her to reboot her life. Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig.
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]


 7:20 & 10:25 p.m. 

"The Farewell": State Theatre.

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(Lulu Wang, 2019). Awkwafina stars in this dramatic comedy about a woman who returns to China after her grandmother's terminal cancer diagnosis.
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.


 7:30 p.m. 

William Jackson: Ann Arbor Celtic Harpers.

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This Scottish harper and multi-instrumentalist, a member of the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame, performs Scottish music and stories.
7:30 p.m., TeaHaus, 204 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15. Reservations recommended. carolkappus@icloud.com, 355-0578. [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Overstory": Huron Valley Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Richard Powers' Pulitzer-winning 2018 novel about 9 people whose life experiences with trees bring them together to address deforestation.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157.


 8 p.m. 

Chely Wright & Alice Peacock: The Ark.

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Double bill. Kansas-born country singer-songwriter Wright rose to prominence in the 90s with her first hit "Shut Up and Drive" and became one of the first country stars to come out as gay when she released her 2010 memoir, Like Me. She's also known for the hits "Single White Female" and "The Bumper of My S.U.V." She has a new EP, Revival. Peacock is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter whose engaging, unpretentiously literate songs artfully mix folk, country, and rock influences to explore an assortment of themes from the pedestrian pleasures of ordinary life to the treacherous quagmire of anxieties and rivalries that infect personal and romantic relationships. She has a brand new album. $20.
8 p.m., 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) & theark.org, and (if available) at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 9:35 p.m. 

"Luce": Michigan Theater.

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(Julius Onah, 2019). Drama about an all-star high school student, adopted from war-torn Eritrea as a child, who turns in an essay condoning political violence.
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]


 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:

 

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo

This local pop-rock 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. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Anything Goes Open Stage."

All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh- minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. He recently released his first CD in 18 years, Big Car Town, a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [venue info]

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

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble founded by the late saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]

 
 


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