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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. email@example.com sunshen.org [map]
Join us for Toddler Time
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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Oaxaca- and Seattle-based visiting Artist Fulgencio Lazo will work with U-M students and community members to design and create a tapete, or carpet of colored sand for Mexican Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. It will be created on the floor of the RC Art Gallery within East Quadrangle.
The tapete and Día de los Muertos ofrendas will be on display to the public through October 18.
RC Art Gallery East Quadrangle, 701 E University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. email@example.com https:
Every Mon., Sept. 9-Dec. 9. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com; 665-9271. [map]
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.
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, 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.
Oct. 7, 21, & 28. Talks by visiting scholars. Oct. 7: UC-San Diego economics professor Joel Sobel on "Lying and Deception in Games." Oct. 21: "Exploration in Teams and the Encouragement Effect." Hanken School of Economics (Helsinki) professor Topi Miettinen discusses his research on how to motivate and manage groups working for the private and the public good. Oct. 28: "Equity Concerns Are Narrowly Framed." University of Pennsylvania business economics professor Judd Kessler discusses his research that explains some irrational behavioral phenomena.
Ehrlicher Rm., 3100 North Quad, 105 S. State. Free. 764-7717. [map]
Every Mon. A fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced training ride, 18-24 miles, along country roads west of town.
Meet in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Broad and Grand, Dexter. 426-5116.
Juniata College (PA) history professor David Hsiung discusses his current research at the Clements Library.
Noon-1 p.m., Clements, 909 South University. Free; preregistration requested at myumi.ch/650km. 764-2347. [map]
Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs. Closed Dec. 24-27, & 31. 794-6250. [map]
Why do some films seem so much better than others and maintain a reputation for what seems forever? Why do these films have an impact on the development of the cinema while others drop quickly into oblivion? In other words, why are some films "classics" and what do we mean by the term "classic" to begin with?
Let's take a look at the following film classics and respond to those questions: Grand illusion (France, 1937); The African Queen (USA, 1951); Touch of Evil (USA, 1958); Late Spring (Japan, 1949); Chinatown (USA, 1974); and Groundhog Day (USA, 1993). Ira Konigsberg, instructor, is Professor Emeritus of Film at the University of Michigan. This Study Group will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00-4:00 pm on October 7, October 14, October 21, October 30, November 4 and November 11.
UM North Campus Research Complex, Building 10 Auditorium (enter at building 18), 2800 Plymouth Road. $40. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
Washington D.C. attracts visitors from around the world on a daily basis. While the aura and intrigue of politics may draw many, Washington is also a world-class city filled with history, culture, and a multitude of memorable sights and experiences. OLLI Knowledge seekers have an opportunity to tour Washington visually through the Great Courses' Great Tours--Washington D.C. Sessions will be held on Mondays from 1:30-3pm from October 7 through November 11. Mr. Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Distinguished Scholar is the course tour guide. Dr. Richard Galant, who has visited Washington many times, serves as the class guide.
Brecon Village, 200 Brecon Dr. $40. 734-998-9351. Olli.email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
Oct. 7 & 21. Talks by visiting scholars. Oct. 7: "Libraries and Mobilities." University of Cape Town history professor Shamil Jeppie discusses the history of book buying, selling, and lending in northwest Africa. Oct. 21: Yale University Near Eastern languages and civilization professor Kevin van Bladel on "The Reshaping of Persian after the 7th-Century Arabian Conquest and Colonization."
2 p.m., 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 647-4143. [map]
All invited to help edit LGBTQ entries on Wikipedia.
2-5 p.m., Hatcher Grad Library ScholarSpace (2nd fl.), enter from the Diag. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 647-7406.
The main goal of this course is to inform and give a better understanding about Iran. These include: a brief review of Iran history from the ancient time up to the Twenty-first century; Conversion of the Iranian from Zoroastrianism to Islam and later to Islam-Shia; and a review of the three aspects of Iranian society: modernity, nationalism, and Islam; discussion of the two Iranian revolutions in 1906 and 1979; and a review of the history of the U.S. and Iran relationship.
Sessions will be held Mondays from 3-5pm from October 7 through November 4 (no class on October 14). Instructor Moe Bidgoli graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was professor of computer science and information systems for 35 years. He became Emeritus Professor of CS & IS in June 2018. He is married and he lives in Ann Arbor Michigan. His hobbies are reading history, playing pickleball, gardening, and traveling.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $30. 734-998-9351. Olli.email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
Every Mon. All teens invited to watch spooky movies in anticipation of Halloween. Oct. 7: Beetlejuice, Tim Burton's 1988 horror-comedy about a young couple who become ghosts haunting their former home and hire an obnoxious exorcist to scare off the house's new inhabitants. Oct. 14: Poltergeist, Tobe Hooper's classic 1982 horror flick about a family haunted by demonic ghosts. Oct. 21: The Addams Family, Barry Sonnenfeld's 1991 comic fantasy about an eccentric, macabre family. Oct. 28: Corpse Bride, Tim Burton's 2005 animated fantasy about a shy groom practicing his wedding vows and a young ghost who believes he's speaking to her.
3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]
(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]
Each year, it's estimated that hundreds of American journalists, humanitarian aid workers, business people and tourists are taken captive by foreign governments, terrorist groups and criminal organizations. How can we better understand U.S. hostage policy and the risks and challenges of bringing our fellow Americans home? Join us for a discussion on negotiating with hostile actors, growing threats to journalists and aid workers both at home and abroad, and the safety measures they should undertake. Join Diane Foley of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, Joel Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, and moderator Margaux Ewen, executive director of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, for this important conversation.
Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. (734) 998-7666. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
(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]
Panel discussion with Panel discussion on U.S. hostage policy, how to negotiate with hostile actors, and growing foreign and domestic threats to journalists and aid workers. With James W. Foley Legacy Foundation founder Diane Foley and Committee to Protect Journalists executive director Joel Simon. Foley Foundation executive director Margaux Ewen moderates. Q&A.
4 p.m., Ford School Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State. Free. 998-7666. [map]
"Space and Flows in Roman Literature: Towards a Heuristics of Living Under Empire": U-M Classical Studies Department.more >
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University of New Mexico classics professor Osman Umurhan discusses the ways globalization in the Roman Empire affected literary representations of territorial and cultural spaces and of the flow of ideas and people.
4 p.m., 2175 Angell Hall. Free. 764-0360. [map]
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]
(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.
(Janice Engel, 2019). Documentary about the celebrated Texan political columnist who took on good-ol'-boy southern politics.
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]
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]
Yoga--unlike other yoga class you've taken before. This high intensity class uses straps (similar to TRX) to stretch muscles that can be difficult to stretch in other exercises. Class starts with some stretching, and once the body warms up, begins to pick up the pace. You will work on a flow sequence that will get the heart rate up. The straps are used to help balance and stretch deeper (and safely) into yoga postures. Usually you will feel the stretches in your tighter/weakest muscles first. Your first couple classes may be intense, but if you continue to come to this class, you will notice big changes! This class can help build strength, relieve pain, release tension, increase flexibility, and prevent injury. The studio will be heated between 90-95 degrees for this class, so bring a water bottle. Your first class at the studio is free!
You can park in the studio's parking lot for free. Same parking lot as the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with a red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (or package prices). email@example.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]
Description:Designed for absolute beginners, each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary!
We'll introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body!
Class size is limited. All students must be signed up for class before arriving to the studio, please register via website.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25-$215. firstname.lastname@example.org a2aviary.com [map]
Designed for absolute beginners, each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary! We'll introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the aerial apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body! Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. email@example.com a2aviary.com [map]
The SUN SHEN Nei-Gong System is a comprehensive system of meditation practices to build awareness and ability to harness and cultivate your own energy system and mind. With these practices you will learn how to increase your energy, balance your energy system, increase your energy flow and relaxation, and experience greater pleasure. This class is great for anyone who would like to enhance their health, their energy healing skills, mental calm and focus, and capacity for experiencing pleasure and happiness. Classes are held Monday at 6pm. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. (734) 531-8796. email@example.com sunshen.org [map]
Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues., 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson.). and a light-jog training session for Running Fit's Holiday Hustle on Dec. 14 (Thurs. through Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson). Snacks. Snow or shine. Call for holiday hours.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]
(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.
I am a painter and Illustrator based in Ypsilanti Michigan. I have worked on my creator owned series Into The Dust, as well as 6 comic books teaching people magic tricks written by mentalist Patrick Redford. I curated and published 3 collections of short comic stories of Michigan cartoonists in conjunction with traveling exhibits. I received my BFA from Eastern Michigan University in 2006, and have had my art in a half dozen gallery exhibits on comic and pop art. In 2016 I had my first solo exhibition titled "Pop! Cultured?" which featured over 50 of my paintings. I enjoy putting puzzles in my paintings, drawing with both of my hands, and painting cartoon characters in a realistic way. I am currently producing a new painting every week for my Patreon followers, as well as a freelance illustrator for some publications like Current Affairs.
Unity Vibration Tasting Room, 93 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
All adults invited. Supplies provided. Crafts include "Hello Gourd-geous" wooden pumpkins (Sept. 20) & "Looking Glass" Halloween crystal balls (Oct. 7 & 18). The Oct. 18 craft is geared toward seniors.
7-8:30 p.m. (Mon. & Wed.) & 1-2:30 p.m. (Fri.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
This Pushcart-winning Detroit-bred poet (and U-M MFA grad) reads from Night Manual, his new collection of lush poems that function as a survival guide for the ups and downs of everyday life. In sections loosely inspired by the seasons, the book progresses from grief to gratitude and touches on everything from starlings and deer to robots and Miley Cyrus. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.
This bestselling Australia-based teen novelist, best known for his Old Kingdom series, discusses Angel Mage, his new feminist fantasy about a young, powerful magician joined by 4 unlikely peers in a quest to evade their enemies.
AADL Downtown lobby. Free. 327-4200.
Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each session begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Oct. 7: "I Lived in a Dumpster: How a Homeless Teen Rose to the Top of Her Class." Oct. 14: "Surviving the Death of a Loved One." Oct. 21: "Loving Those with Cancer." Oct. 28: "Zombies! What's the Fascination?"
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]
Oct. 7 & 10. Documentary that includes footage and outtakes from Elvis's "'68 Comeback Special" as well as performances by actor-musician Dennis Quaid and singer-songwriter Jade Jackson. Note: The Oct. 10 show is at Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only.
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
Talk by club president Madolyn Kaminski.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
University of New Hampshire law professor Leah Plunkett discusses her new book about the ways adults unwittingly compromise children's privacy. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
"The 2020 Census: Count Every Person. Once. In the Right Place": League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area.more >
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EVENT CANCELLED: Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and state representative Yousef Rabhi talk with a retired Census Bureau staffer about the census.
EVENT CANCELLED: Ann Arbor District Library Downtown. Free. 327-4200.
Come to Ringstar for a free mixed level yoga class. No previous yoga experience necessary.
Mats, blocks, and straps are available for borrowing. Please register online if you need to borrow one of our mats, otherwise online registration is not required.
Free community yoga is offered the first Monday evening of each month at Ringstar (unless there's a holiday, in which case free yoga takes place the following week).
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. Free. 734-335-1625. email@example.com https:
Vicky Jones directs the National Theatre (London) live broadcast of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's vicious, clever one-woman show that inspired the hugely popular BBC comedy of the same name, about a complicated nameless woman who attempts to navigate London life in the aftermath of a recent tragedy. The New Yorker calls the show a "precision black-humor mechanism, a warped and affecting tale about one single woman's existence."
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $18 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $16; MTF members, $14; michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
Ohio-bred Americana-inflected pop-rock singer-songwriter known for his intelligent, heartfelt lyrics and engaging melodies. "There are shadows of Bruce Springsteen, hues of '70s rock and roll, and traces of something sounding palatably mainstream," says a No Depression review of his new album, Rising Star.
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) and theark.org, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]
A chamber ensemble drawn from the orchestra is joined by U-M music faculty in a program that ranges from traditional Chinese folk music to new works for both traditional Chinese and Western instruments. With piccolo player Amy Porter, violinist Matt Albert, pianist Amy I-Lin Cheng, and percussionist Michael Gould.
U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]
Habitat Lounge: Bekah Greenman
Livonia singer-songwriter whose repertoire also includes jazz standards and pop covers.
Ravens Club: Justin Walter's Poe Boys
Traditional jazz stomps, shuffles, and 1920s-1930s show tunes by this local ensemble led by trumpeter & cornetist Justin Walter. With saxophonist-clarinetist Chris Tabaczynski, guitarist-banjoist Erik McIntye, and Sousaphonist Chris Smith.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra
Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble.
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