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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 1, 2019






 
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 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.-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

2019 Washtenaw Opioid Summit: WHI Opioid Project.

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Please join us for the 2019 Washtenaw Opioid Summit! Since our inaugural event last year, our community has continued to work tirelessly to address the opioid epidemic, targeting the gaps in services and resources uncovered in the Washtenaw Health Initiatice Opioid Project current state analysis. The 2019 summit will focus on the Opioid Project's county-wide recommendations to address these gaps, exploring strategies to increase treatment, prevention and pain resources, reduce harm and address stigma in Washtenaw County and beyond.
To register, please visit: https://washtenawhealthinitiative.org/2019/09/register-now-for-the-washtenaw-county-opioid-project/
For more information, please visit our website: https://www.whiopioidproject.org/
Questions? Email us at 2019-opioid-summit-questions@umich.edu
Morris Lawrence Building @ Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Dr. Free. 7349987555. 2019-opioid-summit-questions@umich.edu https://www.whiopioidproject.org/ [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

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

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A moderate-paced ride with destination determined by the riders.
Meet at Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport. 996-8440. [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]


 10-11 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 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. 475-8732. [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) Community Room 2, 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served. Oct. 1: U-M Chinese studies professor Miranda Brown "On Why Chinese Buddhists Were Not Vegans." Oct. 8: Syracuse University sociology professor Yingyi Ma on "The Ambitious and the Anxious: Chinese Undergraduates in the US." Oct. 22: Northeastern University history professor Phillip Thai on "China's War on Smuggling: Law, Economic Life, and the Making of the Modern State." Oct. 29: University of Virginia professor of media studies Aynne Kokas on "From Grindr to Cybersovereignty: The Loaded Interplay between Community, National, and Global Standards of Data Governance in China."
110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Being and Acting the Other: Expanding Ethics to Account for Complex Personhood": U-M Institute for the Humanities FellowSpeak.

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U-M anthropology professor Scott Stonington discusses how to live an ethical life based on his fieldwork examining end-of-life care in northern Thailand.
Thayer Bldg. Osterman common rm. 1022, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518.


 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]


 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

Walking Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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All seniors invited to join a group walk. Canceled for inclement weather.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Closed Dec. 24-31. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 3:40, 6:30, & 9:15 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, 6:50, & 9:25 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 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]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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With kids activities and/or musical entertainment from 5-7 p.m. each week. Also, live farm animals and tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse and cabin. Oct. 1: Tim Berla. Veteran local singer-songwriter who writes quirky jazz & country tunes. Oct. 8: Jeremy Skidmore. Local guitarist who plays 20th-century rock covers and originals. Oct. 15: Chuck Swanagon. Local folk-rock and Americana guitarist.
Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 904-9621. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"First Tuesday Lego Club": Dexter District Library.

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All kids in grades K-8 invited to make Lego creations.
4-5 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 4:10 & 6:40 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.


 4:15, 7, & 9:40 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.


 4:15-5:15 p.m. 

"Healthy Aging Course": Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School.

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Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School, 1904 Federal Blvd. $96. EmaStefanova@cs.com http://www.YogaAndMeditation.com [map]



 4:20, 7, & 9:35 p.m. 

"Judy": Michigan Theater.

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(Rupert Goold, 2019). Biopic starring Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland 30 years after The Wizard of Oz.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, free; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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A slow/moderate-paced ride for women, about 15 miles, towards Dexter and back.
Meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 755-0884.


 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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This an all-levels instructor-guided conditioning circuit class is perfect for new aerialists, experienced flyers as a supplement to their current training, or for any folx who are interested in a new and exciting way to exercise. 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. 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! 

"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]



 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do": Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part 2 has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when teen substane use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part 2 ends with adults and young people together hearing a talk by a young person in recovery from a substance use disorder. The series is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists, and co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the WISD/LESA Health Educators' Learning Network and Saint Joe's Greenbrook Recovery Center. The series is inclusive of parents/guardians, teens, other family members, professionals and students - all are welcome. Free, open to all, registration is not required.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

50th Anniversary Concert: Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute.

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Ensemble performances by professional Suzuki alums as well as violin, viola, cello, and guitar students age 4 to high school. With narration about the history of the local Suzuki chapter.
EMU Pease Auditorium, 494 College Pl., Ypsilanti. Free. 665-0849.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Fulgencio Lazo: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This celebrated Oaxacan painter and printmaker, known for his acrylics on cloth, shows all grade 3-adult the fundamentals of making tapetes (carpets of colored sand) for Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations.
Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch, 4th-fl. meeting rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"The Clean Energy Revolution is (Finally) Here": U-M School of Environment & Sustainability.

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Talk by UC-Berkeley energy & resource group professor Dan Kammen.
Rackham Auditorium. Free. 764-6453. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"UMjobs.org": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A U-M Human Resources Office specialist discusses how to search and apply for U-M jobs.
Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Training Center. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Body/Modification": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A discussion on change.
Readings to consider:
1. Body Modification: An Introduction
2. Confounding Extremities: Surgery at the Medico-ethical Limits of Self-Modification
3. Should we prevent non-therapeutic mutilation and extreme body modification?
4. Nonmainstream Body Modification- Genital Piercing, Branding, Burning, and Cutting
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit http://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/032-body-modification/.
You might find yourself changed by reading the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/ [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 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. Men invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). Newcomers should call in advance, 796-7467. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Veronica Roth: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This NYC fantasy fiction writer, author of the bestselling Divergent series, discusses her new collection of short dystopian thrillers, The End and Other Beginnings. Signing.
AADL Downtown. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Envisioning a Dementia Friendly Community": Saline District Library.

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Talk by local resident Jim Mangi, a longtime caregiver for a spouse with early-onset Alzheimer's. Q&A.
7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration requested. 429-5450. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Intro to Permaculture": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local certified permaculture instructors Bridget O'Brien and Charlie Brennan discuss the theories, techniques, and skills behind this sustainable and regenerative land-use practice.
AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Your Health": Ann Arbor District Library Bright Nights Community Forum.

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Talk by U-M psychology & neurology professor J. Todd Arnedt and other U-M Sleep and Circadian Research Laboratory scientists.
AADL Downtown, Multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7:10 & 9:25 p.m. 

"Aquarela": State Theatre.

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(Victor Kossakovsky, 2019). Documentary exploring the beautiful and destructive aspects of water.
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.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Club members show their project images (Oct. 1 & 29) and prints (Oct. 29) on various themes, including the assigned topics "Painterly" (Oct. 1 & 15) and "Humorous" (Oct. 29). Also, presentation by Camera Club member Patrick Morgan on "Long Exposure Techniques" (Oct. 1), and member Keith Matz on "Newfoundland (Oct. 15).
Forsythe Middle School media center, 1655 Newport (Oct. 1 & 15), Wines Elementary School Auditorium, 1701 Newport (Oct. 29). Free. 327-4781. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of La Luz Negra, by Argentine novelist María Gainza, about an art critic obsessed with forgeries of an Austrian émigré painter's work.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio.

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Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Ten storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on an assigned topic-judged by a 3-person team recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Seating limited; arrive early.

2019 topics:

Oct. 1: Fraud.

Oct. 15: Ink.

Nov. 5: Gumption.

Nov. 19: Landmarks.

Dec. 3: Traditions.

Dec. 17: Names.
(Doors open and sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. General admission tickets $15 in advance only at themoth.org beginning a week before each event. 764-5118. [map]



  7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Goetheanum": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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U-M Flint German professor emeritus Douglas Miller discusses the construction of the Anthroposophical Society international headquarters in Dornach, Switzerland.
Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes. Free. 678-5497. [map]


 8-9 p.m. 

"Mastering Meditation Course": Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School.

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Learn and master meditation that works in this 8 week course.
Total beginners and pros are welcome.
Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School, 1904 Federal Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $96. EmaStefanova@cs.com [map]



 8 p.m. 

The Tannahill Weavers / Old Blind Dogs: The Ark.

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Double bill. The Tannahill Weavers are a veteran Scottish quintet that plays traditional Celtic music with the rhythmic drive and urgency of rock 'n' roll. The instrumentation is a rich blend of stringed and wind instruments, including Highland pipes. Old Blind Dogs are an acclaimed Aberdeen traditional Scottish quintet known for powerful percussion, improvisational flair, and for its ability to assimilate jazz, rock, and reggae elements without sacrificing the traditional character of its music.
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) and theark.org, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Building Bach: His Foundations and Futures": 59th U-M Organ Conference.

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The conference closes with a performance by the U-M Early Music Ensemble with faculty soloists, including organist Kola Owolabi, harpsichordist Joseph Gascho, and violinist Aaron Berofsky. Program TBA.
8 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2250 E. Stadium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8:30 p.m. 

Opera on Tap.

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Local singers perform arias and art songs that address the theme of "Divas & Other Dangerous Creatures."
8:30-10 p.m. (seating begins at 6:30 p.m.), Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 56 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted (buy your own food). Reservations required (call between 10 a.m. & 8 p.m.). 483-5230. [map]


 9 p.m.  Free! 

"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014). Horror film billed as the 1st Iranian vampire western. Persian, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Free. 764-2538. [map]


 9:50 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.


 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. Photo: Myra Klarman. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Songwriters Open Mike"

All songwriters invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [venue info]

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

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

Ziggy's: "Bye Bye Binho."

With the Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quartet ZZvava, the Ypsilanti jazz-funk band Honey Monsoon, the Ypsilanti neo-soul/blues fusion quintet Kristianna & the DayNites, and the local roots- rock Americana trio Quetico. A benefit to help Ypsilanti musician Binho Mananti raise money for airfare to return with his wife to his native Brazil. [venue info]

 
 


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