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 email@example.com or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. firstname.lastname@example.org sunshen.org [map]
A moderate-paced ride with destination determined by the riders.
Meet at Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport. 996-8440. [map]
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]
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]
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:
If you think all those recent movie heroines were amazing, this study group will introduce you to some real heroines who did amazing feats with literacy in the Modern period (1880-1930). In those 50 years, the U.S. was in a profound state of transition; these women, including Jane Addams, Cora Wilson Stewart, Sarah Winnemucca, and Ida Tarbell worked in a variety of roles, using their literacy abilities as exemplars and sponsors of literacy to achieve major goals.
Alice Horning, instructor, is professor emerita of writing and rhetoric/linguistics at Oakland University; she has been studying and teaching about literacy for more than 30 years.This Study Group will meet Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 am on October 15 - November 5.
First Presbyterian Church, Lewis Room, 1432 Washtenaw Ave. $30. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
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. email@example.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]
Preschoolers ages 2-5 invited to search for a pumpkin and then decorate it to take home. Also, story time and a snack. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera.
10 a.m., Saline Rec Center, 1866 Woodland Dr. E., Saline. $8 in advance by Oct. 1; $10 after Oct. 1. Preregistration required. salinerec.com, 429-3502. [map]
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]
Talk by this maritime archaeologist, journalist, and historian.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $45 (members, free). Reservations required. email@example.com, 665-5893. [map]
Civic engagement refers to the ways in which citizens participate in the life of a community in order to improve conditions for others or to help shape the community's future. In the past few years, a new movement has emerged to promote greater civic engagement by older adults. This study group will study how civic engagement is being practiced by older adults and will invite participants to share possible opportunities for civic engagement in their own communities. Instructor Tom Murray has a Ph.D. in Communications from UM, is Emeritus Professor of Communication at EMU, and has led OLLI study groups. This group will meet on Tuesdays from 1-2:30 pm from October 15 through November 5.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard St,. $30. 734-998-9351. Olli.firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
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]
All seniors invited to join a group walk. Canceled for inclement weather.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Closed Dec. 24-31. Free. 998-9353. [map]
U-M Library Copyright Office representative Justin Bonfiglio discusses how to determine whether a work has entered the public domain and how to access it.
2 p.m., Hatcher Grad Library Rm. 806, enter from the Diag. Free. 647-1424.
We will discuss Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice", in which she alludes to issues such as the unmarried woman, inherited wealth, abduction, and sexual scandal, as well as the Napoleonic wars. Austen knew that contemporary readers understood the social and political issues of their day and that they could envision the private homes of her protagonists without elaborate descriptions. To enrich your appreciation of Austen, the course addresses social mores, neoclassical architecture, interior design, and clothing. Many of them can be seen in recent BBC videos, parts of which we will watch as we cover the novel's rich background. The course, led by Instructor Molly Lindner, will meet Tuesdays, 3-4:30 p.m. from October 15 through November 12.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Street. $35. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
(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]
(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]
(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.
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]
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]
(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.
(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.
In this fast pace rhythmic class, students will learn body control and techniques as they learn street dance styles such as popping, tutting, waving, animation and beginner breaking (break-dance). Beginners will gain the foundation they need to grow, while more advanced students will find the challenge of personal style, foundation refinement, choreography, and battling.
Each class begins with a 15 minute warm-up, please bring clean sneakers/tennis shoes. It is strongly recommended that students are able to lift their arms over heads. Class size is limited, all students must register via the included link to be guaranteed a spot in class. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15-$125. firstname.lastname@example.org a2aviary.com [map]
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.
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]
Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. 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.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. 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. email@example.com http:
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. firstname.lastname@example.org WolverineBeer.com [map]
"CRAZY: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness": U-M Bipolar Research Program 13th Annual Prechter Lecture.more >
"CRAZY: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness": U-M Bipolar Research Program 13th Annual Prechter Lecture.< less
Former Washington Post journalist Pete Earley discusses his 2007 account of his bipolar son's mistreatment in the criminal justice system. Followed by a panel discussion on the future of bipolar research with U-M Psychiatry, Law, & Ethics Program director Debra Pinals, nurse practitioner Maria Bastida, psychologist Charles Graham, and a bipolar research participant TBA. Book sale, signing, & reception.
U-M Biomedical Science Research Bldg. Auditorium, 109 Zina Pitcher at Ann. Free, but preregistration required at prechterfund.org
Talk by U-M business school Center for Positive Organizations trainer affiliate Mary Ceccanese. The program begins with networking and dinner.
6 p.m., Quarter Bistro, 300 S. Maple. $20 (includes dinner) in advance at abwa-maia.org by Oct. 10. email@example.com. [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]
A discussion on aesthetics.
Readings to consider:
1. Anchoring the (Postmodern) Self?: Body modification, fashion, and identity
2. Bodyworlds: The Art of Plastinated Cadavers
3. Bodyworlds and the ethics of using human remains: a preliminary discussion
4. What Should We Do about Eduard Pernkopf's Atlas?
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings contact Barry Belmont at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http:
For something approaching the bodily and the artistic, please consider the blog: https:
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineer, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. email@example.com https:
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]
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]
Sept. 17: Picks & Sticks Stringband. Local string ensemble whose eclectic repertoire includes swing, jazz, country, and bluegrass tunes.
Oct. 15: San, Emily, and Brian. Local trio of singer-songwriter San Slomovits, violinist-singer Emily Slomovits, and pianist Brian Brill.
Nov. 19: Chelsea House Orchestra. Chelsea High School student ensemble that plays traditional jigs and reels.
Dec. 17: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Chamber Group. Program TBA.
Jan. 21: Dodsworth Saxhorn Band. Award-winning local band that plays 19th-century bass tunes while dressed in period garb.
Feb. 18: Treetown Swingtette. Local ensemble that plays a wide range of swing music, from Cole Porter to Django Reinhardt. Members are fiddler Paul Winder, vibes player Cary Kocher, bassist Kurt Krahnke, and singer-guitarist Myron Grant, who also plays harp and bones.
7 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-4111. [map]
Oct. 13, 15, & 16. (Ridley Scott, 1979). Sci-fi classic in which Sigourney Weaver battles an extraterrestrial killer. With commentary by Turner Classic Movies hosts. 1 & 4 p.m. (Oct. 13) & 7 p.m. (Oct. 15 & 16).
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50 & $12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com
Slide-illustrated talk by local information security expert Shane Harsch. Q&A.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration requested. 426-4477. [map]
(Kevin Smith, 2019). This cult comedy duo embarks on a cross-country mission to stop Hollywood from making a film about them.
7 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com
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]
William Perrine directs music students in contemporary works.
Concordia University Kreft Center Black Box Theater, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7483. [map]
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.
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]
Local land preservation experts discuss their efforts to protect more than 10,000 acres of land over the last several decades. Q&A.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
Winnipeg alt-country quartet whose 2013 debut album, Let It Lie, is a collection of country originals flavored with stirring harmonies and Hammond B-3 organ. They have a brand-new album, '87.
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]
In-the-round contemporary folk solos & duets, as interesting to watch as they are to hear. Carpenter's penchant for sentimental ballads gets her categorized as a country singer, but her range encompasses everything from bluesy funk to haunting ballads. She's especially adept at expressing the joy, pain, and maddening frustration of love, whether in the cheeky, upbeat "Shut Up and Kiss Me" or the ruefully defiant "The Last Word." Colvin, a highly regarded singer-songwriter who has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Tracy Chapman, is known for her storytelling flair, pop smarts, and arresting blend of emotional intensity and sardonic wit.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $35-$200 at ticketmaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets, & at the door. (800) 745-3000. [map]
Earle: Jake Reichbart
Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.
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.
Ravens Club: 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.
Ypsi Alehouse: Pittsfield Open Band
Old-time American and Irish dance tunes. 5-7 p.m.
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.
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