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Calendar of Events

Monday, September 23, 2019






 
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 9 a.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! 

"A2 Early Morning Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Pace & destination TBA.
8 a.m. (9 a.m. in Sept.), meet at Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd Free. 996-8440. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.

Call if temperatures are below 45 degrees.
9 a.m. (except in Oct., 10 a.m.), meet at Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. 663-5060.


 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]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Daughters of Memory: Paintings and Poems on the Nine Muses": U-M Residential College.

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Daughters of Memory: Paintings and Poems on the Nine Muses is an interdisciplinary show of works by Cindy Sowers exploring the elusive sources for the ancient figures of the Muses, as well as the appropriation of these figures by different artists through the ages.
RC Art Gallery East Quadrangle, 701 East University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. (734) 763-0032. https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/65767-16654022.html [map]



 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Baby Playgroups": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon-Thurs. Hour-long program for kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings, please.

Mon. 10:30 a.m. (Downtown)

Tues., except Dec. 24, 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek)

Wed., except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1, 11 a.m. (Pittsfield)

Thurs. 2 p.m. (Westgate) & 6:30 p.m. (Malletts Creek).
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool Art Start": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft projects for ages 2-5 (with caregiver). Siblings welcome.
AADL, Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 11 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.


 Noon-3 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy and poker that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies Colloquium Series.

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Sept. 16 & 23. Talks by visiting scholars. Sept. 16: University of Hawaii geography professor Reece Jones on "Border Walls and Violent Borders." Sept. 23: UC-Santa Cruz Mediterranean studies professor Camilo Gómez-Rivas on "Islamic Law in Movement--Saints, Merchants, and Technocrats."
2 p.m., 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 647-4143. [map]


 4, 6:30, & 9:15 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]


 4, 6:30, & 9:25 p.m. 

"IT Chapter Two": State Theatre.

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(Andy Muschetti, 2019). Horror sequel set 27 years after the original, where a group of misfit kids battle a killer supernatural clown.
Various times, 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]


 4:05 p.m. 

"Official Secrets": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Gavin Hood, 2019). Thriller, based on the true story of a British whistleblower who exposed an illegal US wiretapping operation designed to force the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 Iraq invasion. Keira Knightley,
Various times, 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]


 4:10, 7, & 9:35 p.m. 

"Ad Astra": State Theatre.

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(James Gray, 2019). Adventure film about a space explorer on a mission to recover his missing father's prior expedition. Brad Pitt, Liv Tyler.
State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8. statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:20 p.m. 

"Honeyland": State Theatre.

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(Tamara Kotevska & Ljubo Stefanov, 2019). Documentary about beekeeping in the mountains of Macedonia.
Various times, 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]


 4:20, 7:10, & 9:35 p.m. 

"Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice": State Theater.

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(Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, 2019). Documentary about the iconic pop-rock singer.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30, 6:50 & 9:55 p.m. 

"Brittany Runs a Marathon": State Theatre.

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(Paul Downs Colaizzo, 2019). Comedy about a woman who takes control of her life by training for a marathon.
State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8. statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 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.


 5:30 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, 2960 Washtenaw Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $20. (734) 747-0123. betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 6-9 p.m. 

Autumnal Equinox Celebration: Michigan Friends Center.

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Potluck dinner (bring a dish to pass; table setting & beverage provided), followed by a bonfire with singing, storytelling, and discussion. Bring a favorite verse, story, song, or bit of seasonal lore to share. Bring a flashlight, wear long sleeves, and dress for the weather.
6-9 p.m., Michigan Friends Center, 1000 Long Lake Rd., Chelsea. Donation. Preregistration requested. 475-0942. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"My Little Michigan Kitchen": Dexter District Library.

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Michigan food blogger Mandy McGovern discusses her cookbook of 100 homestyle Michigan recipes, from tart cherry pie to Coney dogs. Tastings.
6 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistartion required. 426-4477, ext. 120. [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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Folk Song Sing-Along.

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All invited to join a family-oriented recreational sing-along of folk songs. Bring your guitars, ukuleles, and other instruments if you'd like to jam along as well. Lyrics and chords are projected on a screen for singers and strummers. Led by Lori Fithian and Jean Chorazyczewski.
7 p.m., Sunward Cohousing, 424 Little Lake Dr. Free. 426-7818. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. beginning Sept. 9. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each session begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Sept. 9: "10 Minutes to Live--Now What?" Sept. 16: "Dreams & Nightmares: The Science Behind the Stories of Your Mind." Sept. 23: "Stem Cells: The Miracle Cure You May Be Missing Out On." Sept. 30: "A Story of Hope from Rwanda."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

New Members Night: Out Loud Chorus.

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Sept. 16 & 23. Beginning to advanced singers invited to join the weekly rehearsal of this chorus of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their friends. Snacks.
7-9:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium. Free. outloudchorus@gmail.com. [map]


 7-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: Top Ten Writing Myths": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal debunk popular myths about professional writers. 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 Sept. 23.
7-8:45 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Friends 25th": Fathom Events.

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Sept. 23 & 28 and Oct. 2. 25th anniversary celebration of this beloved sitcom, with screenings of about a dozen popular episodes, including the pilot, "The One With the Black Out," "The One Where Ross Finds Out," "The One With the Embryos," and others.
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. 

"Honoring the Harvest": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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James Beard Award-winning cookbook author (and U-M grad) Joan Nathan, dubbed the "queen of American Jewish cooking" by the Houston Chronicle, joins Zingerman's staff to host a dinner showcasing some of her most popular recipes in celebration of Rosh Hashanah. Also, Laurentide Winery (Lake Leelanau) owners Sue and Bill Braymer discuss wine pairings.
7 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $100. Reservations required. 663-3663. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Underland: A Deep Time Journey": Literati Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Robert MacFarlane's bestselling new book examining literal and figurative underworlds, with forays into the birth of the universe, prehistoric cave art, Bronze Age funeral chambers, and more.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Understanding Memory: How It Works and How to Improve It": U-M Psychology Community Talk.

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Talk by U-M psychology professor Thad A. Polk.
7-8:30 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:05 p.m. 

Yoga with Sitar: Ringstar Studio.

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Experience a hatha-style (non flow) yoga class with live sitar accompaniment, courtesy of Glenn Bering.
All levels are welcome. Some previous yoga experience is helpful, but not required. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours.
$20 online preregistration strongly recommended as space is limited. Remaining spaces will be sold at the door.
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. $20. 734-335-1625. mail@a2ringstar.com https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/a2ringstar?k_class=150938&k_class_tab=6712 [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

"Lost in Translation": State Theatre.

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(Sofia Coppola, 2003). Masterful tale about the relationship between a fading American film star and the bored young wife of a hip photographer who meet by chance in Tokyo. Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson.
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.


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. beginning Sept. 9. 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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Sept. 9 & 23. All invited to join a discussion of Cosmosophy, a collection of Steiner's lectures.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. andree@umich.edu or 971-6217. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Justin Townes Earle: The Ark.

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Sweet-voiced young alt-country songwriter (and son of Steve Earle) whose music offers freshly inventive reimaginings of a variety of dusty country styles, drawing on an eclectic array of influences from Jimmy Reed and Ray Charles to the Pogues and the Replacements. His new album, The Saint of Lost Causes, is a collection of politically tinged songs about Americans from NYC to Appalachia to Flint. Opener: Jesse Malin, a veteran punk-rock-Americana singer-songwriter from Queens who has a brand-new album with Lucinda Williams, Sunset Kids.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $35 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 p.m.  Free! 

University Philharmonia Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Adrian Slywotzky conducts this ensemble of music majors in Beethoven's lighthearted Symphony no. 2, William Grant Still's spiritual and affirming Poem for Orchestra, and Walter Piston's whimsical ballet The Incredible Flutist. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 9:45 p.m. 

"The Goldfinch": State Theatre.

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(John Crowley, 2019). Adaptation of the Donna Tarot novel about a boy is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Various times. 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: Omar Aragones

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

Ravens Club: Roe Bickley Kramer Trio

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

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra 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]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra 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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