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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 15, 2019






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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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 info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.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]


 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]



 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Real Heroines: Women and Words, 1880-1930": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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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. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [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. 

Preschool Pumpkin Hunt: Saline Parks & Recreation.

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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]


 10 & 11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Malletts Creek & Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Downtown.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Social Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservation required.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield. (No playgroups at Pittsfield during the month of October due to site construction)

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Early Fall Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings, LLC.

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Our award winning Mothers Group is a great opportunity to meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. The group is facilitated by two experienced moms, a Social Worker and an MPH and Certified Lactation Consultant. Together they have years of experience on infant development and postpartum adjustment. The six week series begins each class with group discussion on a topic pertinent to early parenthood such as getting enough sleep, feeding, changes to relationships, and places to go with your baby. If you will be going back to work during the six weeks, please contact our office for a prorated rate. You may also join any time during the session for a discounted rate. This group is designed from babies from newborn to crawling.
The Fall Moms Group meets on Tuesday mornings from 10:30-noon from September 17th until October 22nd.
Save $5 by registering before September 15th and using the promo code SUPPORT
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium Blvd. $100/six weeks. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.om [map]



 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), 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 11:30 a.m. 

James Delgado: U-M Margaret Waterman Alumnae Town Hall Celebrity Lecture Series.

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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. cliff.sheldon@gmail.com, 665-5893. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m. 

"Community, Collaboration, Communication, and Change": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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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.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [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]


 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. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Scrabble: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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All seniors invited to play.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Copyright and Coffee: Public Domain": U-M Hatcher Grad Library.

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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.


 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Art and Design in the Age of Jane Austen": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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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. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Pizza and Pages": Saline District Library.

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Teens invited to discuss popular books. Pizza. Sept. 17: "What Did You Read This Summer?" Oct. 15: Rebels Like Us, Liz Reinhardt's 2017 YA novel about a mixed-race teen who moves from Brooklyn to a small Southern town in her senior year. With a FaceTime chat with Reinhardt.
3-4 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required at Salinelibrary.org. 429-5450. [map]


 3:45 & 7 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]


 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, 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]


 4:10, 6:50, & 9:55 p.m. 

"Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, 2019). Documentary about the iconic pop-rock singer.
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.


 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.


 5-6 p.m. 

Street Dance: A2 Aviary.

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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. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [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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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. 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]



 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"CRAZY: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness": U-M Bipolar Research Program 13th Annual Prechter Lecture.

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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/lecture. 232-0456. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"Gratitude: A Game Changer in Effective Leadership": American Business Women's Association.

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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. walkers@umich.edu. [map]


 6-9 p.m. 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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All knitters invited to work on their projects and swap tips.
Call for location. $2 monthly dues. meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/, 945-3035.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Knitting Group: Brewed Awakenings Cafe.

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Tentative. All invited to bring knitting projects to work on.
6:30 p.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., ste. M, Saline. Free. 681-0078. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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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.).
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues. & Jackson Sat. run). [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

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

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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 belmont@umich.edu or visit http://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/033-body-art/.
For something approaching the bodily and the artistic, please consider the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineer, 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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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 p.m.  Free! 

Kaleidoscope Concert Series: Silver Maples of Chelsea.

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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.
7 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-4111. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Polka Jam Session.

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All accordion players and other musicians invited to play polkas and waltzes and other ethnic and old-time music.
7-9 p.m., American Legion Hall, 44 Wabash St. (south off Main), Milan. Free. 529-3903. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Alien": Fathom Events.

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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/events and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Cybersecurity and You: Effective Strategies for the Home Environment": Dexter District Library.

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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]


 7 p.m. 

"Jay & Silent Bob Reboot": Fathom Events.

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(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/events & at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 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! 

Concordia Wind and String Ensemble: Concordia University.

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William Perrine directs music students in contemporary works.
Concordia University Kreft Center Black Box Theater, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7483. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Stamp Auction: Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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Auction of club-owned U.S. & foreign stamps and collector supplies.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free admission. arbor@provide.net, 761-5859. [map]


 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! 

"Preserving Farmland and Open Space in Washtenaw County": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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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]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8 p.m. 

The Bros. Landreth: The Ark.

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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]


 8 p.m. 

"Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin": Live Nation.

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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]


 9 p.m.  Free! 

"Siccīn 4": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Alper Mestçi, 2014). This sequel in the popular Turkish horror franchise features a house inhabited by beings from another dimension. Turkish, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Free. 668-TIME. [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]



 
 
 

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]

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: Pittsfield Open Band

Old-time American and Irish dance tunes. 5-7 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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