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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 8, 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]



 9:30 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]


 10am-5pm  Free! 

"Día de los Muertos Tapete and Ofrendas Display": U-M Residential College.

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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. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/67434-16849230.html [map]



 10 a.m. 

Full Body Fit: Better Living Fitness.

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


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Thyme to Learn about Invasive Japanese Stiltgrass": Good Thyme Garden Club.

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A Legacy Land Conservancy representative discusses this invasive grass and what's being done to control it.
10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 730-2947. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

Tuesday Morning Mindfulness Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Now online. Please join us for this weekly 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. Come when you can. Experience the power of mindfulness in community!
Please message mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com for Zoom link.
Now Online! Formerly Center for Innovation Community Room 2, 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. Online. 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]


 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 2 p.m. 

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

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


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Coloring for Adults": Saline District Library.

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All adults invited to color while listening to music. Supplies provided.
2-3:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration requested. 429-5450. [map]


 3:30, 6:30, & 9 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]


 3:45 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.


 3:45, 7, & 9:45 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]


 4, 6:15, & 9:30 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]


 4-7 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! 

"Pizza and Paperbacks Teen Book Club": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss The Belles, Dhonielle Clayton's acclaimed 2018 royal court fantasy novel that upends the genre by eviscerating Western beauty standards.
4-5 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Special Collections After Hours: Library of the Occult": U-M Hatcher Grad Library.

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Display of books on witchcraft, necromancy, demonology, tarot, alchemy, devil worship, and magic. Light refreshments.
4-6 p.m., U-M Special Collections, Hatcher Grad Library 6th fl., enter from the Diag. Free. 647-3059.


 4:25, 7:10, & 9:50 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.


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies Lecture Series.

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Oct. 8 & 22. Talks by visiting scholars. Oct. 8: "Curative Violence: How to Inhabit the Time Machine with Disability." Syracuse University disability studies professor Eunjung Kim discusses what the investment in curing illnesses and disabilities reveals about Korean Cold War imperialism. Oct. 22: "North Korean Art: Discovering Chosonhwa's Hidden Creativity." Georgetown University art history professor B.G. Munh discusses how to make sense of North Korean ink wash paintings and North Korean art in general.
4:30 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-1825. [map]


 4:45 & 7:20 p.m. 

"Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(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]


 5:30 p.m. 

Caramel & Candy Tastings: Zingerman's.

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Staffers discuss and offer tastings of various caramels (Oct. 8) and other candies (Oct. 22) for kids ages 4-14. Parents welcome to observer for free.
422 Detroit St. $15 per kid. Preregistration recommended. 663-3354. [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]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Oct. 3, 8, 10, 17, 24, & 31. Visiting artists discuss their work.

Oct. 3: English milliner and fashion icon Stephen Jones, whose avant-garde hats have attracted celebrity clients from Princess Diana to Lady Gaga.

Oct. 8: Well-known feminist art critic and activist Lucy Lippard is joined by multidisciplinary artist and feminist art theory expert Faith Wilding in a discussion of Lippard's work and the current creative-political climate in the U.S. 5:30 p.m., UMMA (525 S. State).

Oct. 10: Japanese artist Mari Katayama, a double amputee who features her own body in provocative works that combine photography, sculpture, and textiles.

Oct. 17: Lauren Bon, an L.A.-based artist whose public art projects include a 32-acre field of corn she grew in a downtown L.A. brownfield and a project in which 100 mules walked along the L.A. aqueduct to illustrate the city's dependence on rural water sources.

Oct. 24: Marilyn Minter, a New York-based painter whose photorealistic works critique contemporary beauty and sensuality ideals and the hyper-feminization of pop culture and marketing.

Oct. 31: Joe Caslin, an Irish illustrator and street artist whose massive murals address suicide, drug addition, economic marginalization, sexual consent, and other contemporary issues.

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5:10 p.m. (except Oct. 8), Michigan Theater (except Oct. 8). Free. 668-8463. [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 p.m.  Free! 

"CreativeBug & More": Dexter District Library.

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All invited to learn how to use the library's CreativeBug crafting database and other free research tools.
6 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Michelangelo of Yoga": U-M Center for World Performance Studies.

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U-M art history professor Nachiket Chanchani discusses how famed yogi B.K.S. Iyengar came to see yoga as an art and himself as an artist.
U-M Keene Theater, East Quad, 701 East University. Free. 936-2777. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"New Business Networking": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by local business strategist Kathy Myers.
AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm. Free. 327-4200.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Vermont beekeper Ross Conrad discusses his beekeeping knowledge and apitherapy, the use practice of using bee-derived products as medicine.
6:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. a2b2club@gmail.com, 647-7600. [map]


  6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Hand Embroidery: Getting Started": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to learn the basics of hand embroidery, including choosing fabrics, threading a needle, and starting a sampler. Materials provided.
AADL Malletts Creek Branch. Free. 327-4200.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"National Coming Out Week": U-M Spectrum Center.

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Talk by Chicago-based Ecuadorian queer and trans multimedia artist River Coello.
6:30 p.m., SSWB Rm. ECC, 1080 South University. Free. spectrumcenter.umich.edu. [map]


 6:50 & 9:55 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.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Astronomy on Tap Ann Arbor.

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Join us for a chat with our colleges in the department of physics. Updates and more details on facebook http://www.facebook.com/astroontapAA or twitter @AoTAnnArbor
TBD. Free. astronomy.on.tap.ann.arbor@gmail.com http://astronomyontap.org/locations/ann-arbor-michigan/



 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! 

Jon Sands: Literati Bookstore.

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This Brooklyn poet, who's been anthologized in The Best American Poetry, reads from It's Not Magic, his new collection of nostalgic, joyful, and vivid poems about youth. By turns autobiographical and fictional, the poems bounce everywhere from NYC subways to a Cincinnati Waffle House. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Stepping Stone Workshop: Dexter Garden Club.

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All invited to make a garden stepping stone.
7 p.m., Lucy Farm, 8141 Mast, Dexter. Free. 996-4441. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Holiday Observances": Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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Oct. 8, 9 & 20. All invited to this Kol Nidre service, which features haunting melodies sung by the JCS High Holiday Harmony Choir in preparation for the Day of Atonement. A Yom Kippur observance (Oct. 9, 2 p.m.) features readings by JCS members and friends, followed by a Break-the-Fast Potluck (6 p.m.; bring a vegetarian and nut-free dish to pass). Also, a Sukkot observance (Oct. 20, 10:30-noon) with recipe sharing, storytelling, and a chance to decorate the sukkah, a temporary shelter built for the weeklong festival.
Jewish Cultural Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $25 (students, $10; family, $50) per observance. No one is turned away because of inability to pay. Registration required at jewishculturalsociety.org. 975-9872. [map]


 7-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City": Huron Valley Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Mona Hanna-Attisha's 2018 book about the Flint water crisis.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157.


 8 p.m. 

Davina & the Vagabonds: The Ark.

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Fronted by the powerful vocals of singer-songwriter Davina Sowers, who has been compared to everyone from Etta James and Janis Joplin to Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, this Minneapolis Americana quintet plays a brand of high-energy horn-based blues that incorporates New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, tender gospel passages, and dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill. Their new album Sugar Drops "feels fun, frisky and alive," says an American Songwriter review.
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]


 9 p.m.  Free! 

"Ritual": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Joko Anwar, 2012). Indonesian horror film about a man who must find his 2 kids lost in the woods.
Michigan Theater. Free. 764-2538. [map]


 10:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Tues. Tango dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded at 9:30 p.m. by a lesson ($10).
10:30-11:30 p.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (free with lesson). sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "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]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Monthly Go-Tech Meeting: Maker Works.

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



 7-9 p.m. 

Canceled: "Ann Arbor Community Sing": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All invited to join this monthly gathering to sing songs from the various branches of American folk music.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5. 794-6250. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Friends of McKune Memorial Library Mystery Book Club.

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All invited to discuss books in different mystery series.

Apr. 13: Anthony Bourdain's Gone Bamboo, Bone in the Throat, & The Bobby Gold Stories.

May 11: Delia Owens' Where the Crawdads Sing.

June 8: Book TBA.
Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr, Chelsea. Free. Nancy.Neff0522@gmail.com. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Canceled: RFD Boys: The Ark.

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Authentic bluegrass by these longtime local favorites who have appeared in numerous festivals and on the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. Their shows blend top-notch musicianship with funny between-songs dialogue. They have a new guitarist-mandolinist, Dan Roehrig, and they recently celebrated their 50th anniversary with a new album, Still Delivering. Photo: Andy Rogers.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $11 at the door only. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]




 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Bear Call

Wistful, plaintive psych-rock by this San Francisco quartet. Openers: the Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quartet Zzvava, the local psychedelic rock trio Goodyhead, and a local folk-rock band Twin Girls. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Yellowhammer

Area quartet led by trumpeter Ross Huff that plays jazz standards and funk. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

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

Ypsi Alehouse: Devyn Mitchell

Plymouth pop-folk singer-songwriter. 7-9 p.m. [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]

 
 


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