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Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 12, 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]



 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Dressage at Waterloo": Waterloo Hunt Club.

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June 16-18, July 14-16, and Aug. 4-6 & 17-20. Competitive equine ballet by skilled regional horses and riders, highlighted by graceful freestyle routines set to music. Bring your own lawn chairs; no pets. Concessions.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free admission. 426-2111. [map]


 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Fall Migration in Nichols Arboretum": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thurs., Aug. 29-Oct. 31. WAS members lead a hike through the Arb to look for fall warblers and other southbound migrants, many of which are in their first-year plumage.
8-11 a.m., meet in the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview (off Geddes near the east end of Dow Field). Free. Washtenawaudubon.org.


 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Psychedelic Neuroscience Symposium: U-M Center for Consciousness Science.

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Free daylong conference on psychedelic therapy and research. Keynote speaker is Boston-based Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies executive director Rick Doblin (8:30 a.m.) Full lineup at umpsychneursymp19.splashthat.com. Lunch provided. Also at 8:30 p.m., a screening of the documentary Magic Medicine (see Michigan Theater listing).
8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free, but registration required. 936-4280. [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.  Free! 

"Gravel Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. A slow/moderate-paced ride, with destinations determined by the riders.
8 a.m. (9 a.m. in Sept.), meet at Barton Park off Huron River Dr. 996-8440.


 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. 

"South Africa: Past, Present, and a Look Forward": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs., Sept. 12-Oct. 17. Six weekly lectures by various speakers.

Sept. 12 (9:30 a.m.): U-M ancient African history postdoc Raevin Jimenez on "Early History of South Africa, c. 900-1930." Followed by light South African fare.

Sept. 19: U-M political science professor Anne Pitcher on "Is Democracy Alive and Well in South Africa? Evaluating the Results of the 2019 National Elections."

Sept. 26: U-M Ford School lecturer Yazier Henry on "De Facto and De Jure Apartheid: On the Moral, Political, and Policy Failures of the Post-Apartheid State: A Call for an Official State Apology."

Oct. 3: U-M economics professor David Lam on "Education Inequality and Income Inequality in South Africa Since the End of Apartheid."

Oct. 10: U-M theater professor Anita Gonzalez on "South African Performing Arts in the New Democracy."

Oct. 17: MSU African history grad student Gigi Ngcobo on "Innovative Disruption: A Youth Dialogue on Reforming Exclusionary Systems in South Africa."
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $55 (members, $35) for the 6-lecture series. Memberships are $25 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Mah-Jongg: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Beginners welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [map]


 10 a.m. & 7 p.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.  Free! 

"Yoga for Kids!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Sept. 12 & 26. A Super Fun Yoga Time (Pinckney) instructor leads kids in grades preK-2 in some introductory poses.
10-10:40 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200.


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Medical Marijuana": Saline Area Senior Center.

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Pharmacist Carolyn Zaleon discusses the pros and cons of medical marijuana, the science behind it, possible side-effects and drug interactions, and more. Also, info on CBD oil (a marijuana derivative).
10:30-11:30 a.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-9274. [map]


 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 

"Smart Cities: A Connected Way Forward": Washtenaw Economic Club.

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The future is here, are you ready?
With their vast communications network and extensive project management experience, energy companies can play a major role in assisting cities in the planning and development of the smart city infrastructure. Find out from Camilo Serna, Vice President, Corporate Strategy at DTE Energy, how the organization is working with cities in the greater Detroit metropolitan area to create smart cities, and what the longer-term vision is.
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 East Huron River Drive, Morris Lawrence Building Room #104. $77.50. (734) 677-5060. washtenaweconclub@wccnet.edu http://wec.wccnet.edu/ [map]



 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs., except Sept. 2. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by area musicians. Sept. 5: Jazz and Broadway tunes by pianist Orville Grant. Sept. 12: Jazz and classical music by pianist Barton Polot. Sept. 19: Classical and ragtime music by the Wyman Duo of siblings Laura (flutist) and Ted (pianist) Wyman. Sept. 26: Celtic fusion by Derzier, the duo of flutist Kelly McDermott and multi-instrumentalist Rob Crozier.
Noon-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Art, Ideas, & Politics": UMMA Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by Literati Bookstore creative programs manager Gina Balibrera Amyx, of How We Get Free, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's 2012 collection of essays by activists and founding members of the 1970s black radical feminist Combahee River Collective. In conjunction with the current exhibit Abstraction, Color, and Politics: The 1960s and 1970s.
Noon-1 p.m., UMMA Taubman Gallery I, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Exploiting Fur in the British Atlantic World, 1783-1821": U-M Clements Library.

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Economic historian and Clements fellow David Hope discusses his research. Bring lunch, if you wish.
Noon-1 p.m., Clements Library, 909 South University. Free; preregistration requested at myumi.ch/L38wV. 764-2347. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Open Office Hours with Director Christina Olsen": UMMA.

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Every Thurs. & Fri. beginning Sept. 12. All invited to chat with the UMMA director about recent exhibits and ideas for the museum.
Noon-1 p.m. (Thurs.) & 3-4 p.m. (Fri.), UMMA Living Room, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Arthritis": Sun Shen.

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Medical studies have shown this particular program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as preventing falls for older adults. For this reason, arthritis foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in America give it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great start for beginner to improve health and wellness. Classes are held 1pm - 1:50pm. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E. Stadium Blvd. $55 / month, $17 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

Older Adults Thursday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Thurs.. All invited to join a current events discussion group led by Heather Dombey.
1-2 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free, except as noted. 971-0990. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"The Expulsion of Hagar": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Temple University Biblical studies professor Nyasha Junior discusses how different religious and cultural traditions have understood the Genesis story in which Sarah tells Abraham to expel Hagar and Ishmael from his household. Based on her recent book, Reimagining Hagar: Blackness and the Bible.
1 p.m., 2022 Thayer Bldg., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-9047. [map]



 2-6 p.m.  Free! 

Farmers Market: Pittsfield Township Farmers Market.

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Support your local farmer, food producer, and maker by shopping at the Pittsfield Township Farmers Market! The Pittsfield Township Farmers Market includes Live music, Kids Activities, Cooking Demonstrations, and more. The full up to date schedule of activities will be posted to our website: www.pittsfield-mi.gov/farmersmarket and available via social media: https://www.facebook.com/pittsfieldtwpfarmersmarket. Bridge Cards and Double Up Food Bucks accepted. See you at the Market! Market Day mobile: 734.881.7195
Prairie Park, 6201 W. Michigan Ave. Free. 734-822-2121. farmersmarket@pittsfield-mi.gov http://www.pittsfield-mi.gov/farmersmarket [map]



 2 & 6:30 p.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.


 4 & 9:45 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 & 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.


 4-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Background Music vs. Neorealist Music: The Case of The Bicycle Thief": U-M Romance Languages & Literatures Dept.

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MSU Italian professor Joseph Francese discusses the emotional and intellectual impact of the music in Vittorio De Sica's 1948 classic Italian neorealist film.
4-6:30 p.m., 6360 U-M North Quad. Free. 764-5344. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Coding for Kids!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades 3-8 invited to build apps using BitsBox, or to work on their own project in their preferred coding language. No experience required.
4-5:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 4:15 & 9:30 p.m. 

"After the Wedding": Michigan Theater.

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(Bart Freundlich, 2019). Drama about an American woman who meets the generous benefactor of the financially struggling Calcutta orphanage she works at.
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 & 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.


 4:30, 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.


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Super Stories": Dexter District Library.

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Book discussion group for kids in grades K-2. Crafts and snacks.
4:30-5:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [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.


 5-6 p.m. 

Beginning Youth Aerial (Ages 8-17): A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to explore the fundamentals of the aerial arts, known as "flying". Students will learn the basic poses and sequences on the aerial silks, sling, lyra, and trapeze, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching.
PREREQ: Students new to the Aviary must have a parent or legal guardian present on their first day. The guardian does not have to stay for the duration of the lesson but must be present to meet the instructor on the first day.
This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to class.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $25 - $115. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Board Game Night: The Loaded Die.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play popular board games (list available at theloadeddie.com). "Board Game Guru" on hand to answer questions. Raffle.
5-9 p.m., Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free (buy your own food & drink). facebook.com/drinkblom. [map]


 5 p.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]


 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

"Cyborg Arts: Transpecies": U-M Stamps School of Art & Design Penny Stamps Speaker Series.

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Catalonia-based avant-garde cyborg artists Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas discuss their work that explores the boundaries between humans and technology. Harbisson has an antenna implanted in his skull, and Ribas has an online seismic sensor implanted in her elbow; they use the information gathered from their implants to make art.
5:10 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 668-8463. [map]


 5:15-6:15 p.m. 

"Hand Balance": A2 Aviary.

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Would you like to turn the world upside down while remaining on the ground? Or perhaps you have some handstand experience but want to learn new tips and tricks? This class works with all level students on building the courage and strategies for inversions on the hands, head, and arms. We will focus on alignment, flexibility, and strength, as well as covering spotting, falling, breath, and subtle adjustment. More experienced students will be working on progressively more challenging poses and transitions. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by demonstration of handstand tips and tricks, and practice with spotters. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15-$125. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Gala Mukomolova: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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This Brooklyn-based U-M creative writing grad reads from Without Protection, her new debut collection that uses a Russian fable to explore her multiple identities: Jewish, post-Soviet, refugee, New Yorker, and lesbian. "Mukomolova's erotic sensibility is refreshingly unmodified by sentimentality," says poet Diane Seuss, calling it a "steamy, soaring documentary fairy tale." Signing. Preceded at 3 p.m. by a roundtable Q&A (Angell Hall Hopwood Rm.).
5:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 615-3710. [map]


 5:30 & 6:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., & Sun., except Sept. 26 & 28. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.

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The Sky Tonight (5:30 & 6:30 p.m. Thurs., 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

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Molecularium (10:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an animated exploration of the atoms and molecules that comprise the universe.

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Black Holes (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) details new developments in the study of supermassive black holes, including the one at the center of our galaxy.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. 764-0478. [map]


 6-11 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Game materials provided.
6-11 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. dwright8182@hotmail.com. [map]


 6 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.
Cambrian Senior Living, 52365 10 Mile Road, South Lyon. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"A2DX Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. A moderately-paced ride down Huron River Dr. to Dexter and possibly beyond, 16-25 miles.
6 p.m., meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, 1010 W. Huron River Dr., (313) 401-8875. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Music in the Park": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Lawn games and live music by the area 60s, 70s, & 80s cover band the Wayback Machine. Bring a picnic, if you wish. Concessions.
6-7:30 p.m., Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free; $6 vehicle entry fee. 484-9676. [map]


 6:15-7:15 p.m. 

"Flexitortion": A2 Aviary.

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This 75 minute class can take your flexibility from basic warming up stretching to beginning contortion poses. All levels are welcome, as students train at their own pace with instructor guidance. We will focus on safely exploring your limits through proper warming techniques and mat exercises to take home. Please bring your own yoga mat, if possible. Come increase your bendy power, learn to prevent injuries through safe stretching, breathe, and stretch in a supportive environment. It is strongly recommended that this class be taken as your final physical activity of the day, and not as a warm up for other activities. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Sat., except Sept. 2. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Snacks. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (8 a.m. Sat.), 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.), the Session Room, 3685 Jackson (Thurs.), & 5700 Jackson (Sat.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 548-6299 (Wed.), & 929-9022 (Thurs. & Sat.). [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Thursday Northeast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 15-25 miles, through some of the area's hillier terrain.
6:30 p.m., Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297, 971-2121. [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. 

"Downton Abbey": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Michael Engler's 2019 film adaptation of the hugely popular PBS series about the the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in the English countryside in the early 20th century.
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 p.m.  Free! 

"Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning": Ypsilanti District Library.

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Learn what estate plan will work best for you. Attorney Virginia Cardwell will explore available tools including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other methods to plan for property to pass outside of probate.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 x1377. ggainsley@ypsilibrary.org https://www.ypsilibrary.org/event/wills-trusts-and-estate-planning/ [map]



 7-8:30 p.m. 

Beginning Pole Dance: A2 Aviary.

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Twirling, dancing, and climbing a pole - what more can you ask for? In this 90 minute class, you will learn beginning pole skills and have the opportunity to string them together in upbeat, fun choreography. With an emphasis on building strength and safe pole dancing form, we will explore the creativity of this vertical dance form. You will also learn how to set up and break down the X-Poles, so that you will be able to use them when you are cleared for open gym.
Please wear shorts (feel free to bring layers to stay warm) and avoid wearing lotion or jewelry to this class.
All genders are welcome in every class at the Aviary. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Camille Dungy & Sumita Chakraborty: White Lotus Farms.

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These 2 poets give outdoor readings under a big tent in the White Lotus Farms garden. Dungy is a Colorado State University English professor who writes about the environment, feminism, motherhood, and citizenship. Her most recent book, Guidebook to Relative Strangers, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Chakraborty is a U-M visiting poetry professor, essayist, and scholar who sites Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, Anne Carson, and Gwendolyn Brooks as influences and frequently writes poems from a vulnerable first-person perspective. She has a forthcoming collection, Arrow. Signing & reception follow.
7-9 p.m., White Lotus Farms, 7212 W. Liberty. Free. info@onepausepoetry.org. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Open Mic Night with Jonas: Unity Vibration.

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Come one, come all and share your gifts with us. Sing, strum, dance, tell a joke or juggle, we will cheer and you will shine at the Triple Goddess Tasting Room! Your MC for the evening will be Mr. Jonas Dainius Berzanskis.
Unity Vibration Tasting Room, 93 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. danni@uvkbeer.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1444461962358831/?event_time_id=1444461965692164 [map]


 7 p.m. 

Salman Rushdie: Literati Bookstore.

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This renowned British Indian writer is joined by PBS Books executive producer Rich Fahle in a discussion of Quichotte, Rushdie's satirical new novel about a mediocre writer in a midlife crisis who creates a modern Don Quixote on a tragicomic quest across Trumpian America to win the heart of a TV star. Kirkus calls it "a splendid mess that, in the end, becomes a meditation on storytelling, memory, truth, and other hallmarks of a disappearing civilization."
7 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $30 (includes a pre-signed copy of the book) in advance at eventbrite.com (search for "salman rushdie"). 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Southeast Michigan Woodworkers Meeting: Maker Works.

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Gather, share, learn, and enjoy with other woodworkers. More info at http://semiww.org/
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com https://www.maker-works.com/events/southeast-michigan-woodworkers-meeting [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Blink of an Eye": Fathom Events.

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(Paul Taublieb, 2019). Documentary about Dale Earnhardt's fatal crash at the 2001 Daytona 500. Stars Michael Walstrip, who won the race.
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), 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. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Mic & Share": Bookbound.

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Reading by Douglas Smith, an area poet whose new collection, Social Work & Other Myths, is "a poignant expression of compassion," says Michigan playwright Brian Cox. "These poems beseech us to identify with the humanity in the desperate, the afflicted, the abandoned, the evicted and the exiled." The program begins with open mike for poets, who are welcome to read their own work or a favorite poem by another writer.
7 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth. Free. 369-4345. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Reflecting on the Past … Reaching Toward the Future, II": U-M School of Music African American Music Conference.

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Sept. 12-14 (different locations). This conference, which runs Sept. 12-15, features 3 performances that highlight music of the African diaspora. To register for the conference, see myumi.ch/9ooRE. Tonight: Performances by the George Shirley Vocal Competition winners and music professors, including bass-baritone Daniel Washington, pianist Kathryn Goodson, and others.
7 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Amy I-Lin Cheng: U-M School of Music.

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This U-M piano professor performs a recital celebrating Clara Schumann's 200th birthday and highlighting women's contribution to chamber music for piano and strings. With U-M string students and faculty, including violist Caroline Coade, cellists Richard Aaron and Nathaniel Pierce, and violinists Sunmi Chang, Fabiola Kim, and Heewon Uhm. Program: 20th-century French composer Germaine Tailleferre's Piano Trio, Clara Schumann's Piano Trio in G minor, and Brahms' Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, a piece he revised partly due to Clara Schumann's influence.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs., Sept.-May. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
7:30-9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. facebook.com/DetroitIMA. contact@detroitirishmusic.org. 255-5310. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Shadow League Show: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Thurs. Improv by up-and-coming local troupes, including Finance Camp and others.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Every Thurs. Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Fun Home": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 12-Oct. 13. This local professional theater company performs Jeanine Tesori and (Ann Arbor native) Lisa Kron's 2013 Broadway musical based on Alison Bechdel's poignant graphic memoir about growing up in a funeral home, the discovery of her sexuality, and her relationship with her closeted gay father. The music "has the interrogative restlessness of thought in pursuit of certainty, and the ambivalent mix of anger and affection that pervades our relationships with our nearest and dearest," says New York Times critic Ben Brantley. "There's a delicate dissonance in the multiple-part songs, which are all the more affecting for their implicit yearning for harmony."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Thurs.; $36 (seniors, $34; youth & groups of 10 or more, $32) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $34 (seniors, $32; youth & groups of 10 or more, $30) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Urinetown": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Sept. 12-15. Rob Roy directs local actors in Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis's Tony-winning musical comedy about a city in the midst of a drought so devastating that a malevolent corporation has been able to take control of all the toilet facilities. Romance and chaos intertwine in this sharp satire that takes aim not only at environmental degradation, the sophistries of the legal system, and corporate piracy but at the form of the Broadway musical. Newsday critic Linda Winer calls it "elevated silliness of the highest order that makes a gratifying case for the restorative return to knowing foolishness and the smartly absurd." Cast: Kathleen Beardmore, Sophia Cannella, Neil Clennan, Trisha Fountain, Rachel Francisco, Lily Gechter, Rebecca Pratt Glover, Chris Grimm, Hannah Knowlton, Alexander Maranville, Matt Praschan, Joseph Pryor, Keith Rikli, Sarah Johnson Risch, Kennedy Shuck, Jeff Steinhauer, Sarah Sweeter, John Tramp, Zoe Van Slooten, and Tim Ziegler.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $28 (seniors, $25; students, 15) in advance at a2ct.org. Thurs. tickets purchased at the box office are pay what you can. 971-2228. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Bob Mould: The Ark.

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The leader of the legendary 80s Minneapolis hardcore trio Husker Du, Mould comes to town for a rare solo appearance. He has released several acclaimed CDs since setting out on his own, and they all feature his impassioned talk-and-shout vocals, inventively dissonant and supercharged guitar playing, and tense, urgent original songs that span a sweeping range of emotions. One of the most creative figures in postpunk rock 'n' roll, Mould recently released Sunshine Rock, a collection of optimistic songs born of dark times. $25. Photo: Alicia J. Rose.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Unknown Crowe

Southern Michigan trio that plays noisy, frenetic postgrunge garage rock. Openers: Modern Lady Fitness, an Ypsilanti psych- rock quartet, and LVRS, a Jackson noise-rock trio. $5-$8. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Ellen Rowe Trio

Jazz trio led by pianist Rowe, a U-M jazz professor whose repertoire includes original compositions and reimagined versions of standards. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Mia Green Mia Green

Young Detroit-area pop-folk singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: "Bluegrass & Beer Thursday."

The local Pontiac Trailblazers, a bluegrass quartet led by bassist Ryan Shea, performs a set and then hosts a jam session during a 2nd set. Bring your instrument. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [venue info]

Last Word: The Pherotones The Pherotones

A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Mash: The Urban Legend Trio

Soul-based music by this Toledo ensemble whose music also draws on elements of blues, funk, R&B, and jazz. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network."

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer-guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike

All acoustic musicians invited. [venue info]

 
 


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