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Calendar of Events

Monday, October 14, 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]



 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.  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.


 Noon  Free! 

"Paved Roads Country Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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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.


 1:30 p.m. 

Zlatomir Fung: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert.

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This multiple award-winning 19-year-old cellist is joined by AASO musicians in Mozart's Divertimento for String Trio and selections from 18th-century Italian composer Joseph dall'Abaco's Caprices for Cello. With violinist Aaron Berofsky and violist Kathryn Votapek.
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets $10 in advance at a2so.com & the AASO office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100), and (if available) at the door. 994-4801. [map]


 3 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 a 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.
King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2685 Packard Street. Free. 7343692716. aelliston@alz.org alz.org/mglc [map]



 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Monstrous Movie Mayhem!": Saline District Library.

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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]


 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Monday": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 8-12 invited to try out this computer game that involves building things with virtual blocks to work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL learning lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Monday": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 8-12 invited to try out this computer game that involves building things with virtual blocks and working as a team to create a virtual world. Beginners welcome.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 3:45, 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]


 4, 7:10, & 9:45 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.


 4:10, 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.


 4:15, 7:10, & 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]


 4:20, 7, & 9:35 p.m. 

"Joker": State Theatre.

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(Todd Phillips, 2019). Drama from the perspective of Batman's nemesis, caught between apathy and cruelty. Joaquin Phoenix.
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, 7, & 9:35 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]


 4:45, 7:20, & 9:20 p.m. 

"Tigers Are Not Afraid": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Issa López, 2017). A haunting fairytale set against Mexican drug wars that follows a group of orphans armed with three wishes. Spanish, subtitles.
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. 

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]


 5:45 p.m. 

"Suspension-Extension Coyopa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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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). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Turning Leather into Accessories": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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PowerPoint presentation by Michigan leather artist Brenda Geiger. The program begins with socializing and displays of members' work.
6:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church Piper Hall (lower level, enter on the east side of the building and take elevator down), 1501 W. Liberty. Free. annarborfiberarts@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Ann Patchett: Literati Bookstore.

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This acclaimed novelist, whose work is known for its imaginative bravado and psychological nuance, reads from and discusses The Dutch House, her new novel, spanning 5 decades, that revolves around the inhabitants of a lavish suburban Philadelphia estate. When a real estate mogul purchases it at the end of WWII, he sets in motion the undoing of everything he loves. Q&A. Proceeds benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by a VIP reception at the Michigan League.
7-8:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $30 (VIP, $170; all tickets include a signed copy of the book) in advance at eventbrite.com (search for ann patchett). 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Civil War Author Dennis Rasbach Presentation and Book Signing: Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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Author Dennis Rasbach will be presenting Joshua L. Chamberlain at Petersburg, June 18, 1864 and signing copies of his book, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the Petersburg Campaign.
The event is at 7:00 pm on Monday, October 14, 2019 hosted by the Ann Harbor Civil War Round Table (St. Joseph Mercy Hospital - Exhibition Room 5305 Elliott Drive Ann Arbor, MI). For more information visit: http://www.aacwrt.org
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain had no idea that the failed attack he led at Petersburg on June 18, 1864, that nearly took his life would spark controversy more than a century later. According to his own accounts, penned decades after the event, he led his brigade against the permanent fortifications of the Dimmock Line at Rives' Salient, in an attack that originated from the future site of Union "Fort Hell." His line of battle advanced along the Jerusalem Plank Road through a murderous flank fire from what was soon to become Confederate-held Fort Mahone. According to author Denni
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital - Exhibition Room, PO Box 4527. Free. 9169416896. sarah.closson@savasbeatie.com



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Friends of McKune Memorial Library Mystery Book Club.

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All invited to discuss the books in different mystery series. Tonight's series is TBA.
7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant, Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. nancy.neff0522@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Adult Storytime: Haunted Halloween Edition": Saline District Library.

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All adults invited to listen to recordings of spooky poems and short stories and make a Halloween craft. Snacks.
7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan Haunts: Public Places, Eerie Spaces": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local historians Jon Milan and Gail Offen discuss their book. Signing.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m. 

"Skid Row Marathon": Fathom Events.

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(Mark Haynes, 2017). Documentary about a criminal court judge who trains a group of homeless people to run international marathons.
7 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events & at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Somewhere in Time" Book Discussion Group: Dexter District Library.

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History, nonfiction, biography, and fiction books TBA.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477, ext. 119. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Scandinavian Music Jam.

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Bruce Sagan and Brad Battey lead an acoustic jam session devoted to traditional music from Sweden and Norway. All instruments welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Teen Divorce

Jacksonville (FL) indie rock quartet. Openers: Parkway & Columbia, a Brighton quintet that plays atmospheric, melodic indie rock, along with the local indie local band Normal Park, and Bombastic Dream Pussy, the stage name of Ferndale dream-pop singer-songwriter Hayley McNichol. $7-$10. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Cat Canyon

Veteran Detroit roots-rock singer-songwriter. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

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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