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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, October 16, 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]



 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. 

"Responding to Women Rowing North with Poetry": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing as We Age is the subtitle to Mary Pipher's book. Using the sections of the book as a guide we will explore our own lives with poetry and stories. Class members will bring poetry to share and prepare to share with their comments for each class.
Week 1: The Worn Body - Intensity and Poignancy
Week 2: Loneliness/Solitude - Self-awareness
Week 3: Friends - Grand/Parenting
Week 4: Authenticity/ Self-Acceptance - Flourishing
Abby Wilson, instructor, is a retired clergy who loves to play with ideas and share in life's dance. This Study Group will meet Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 am on October 16 - November 6.
Bank of Ann Arbor, Conference Room, 2601 Plymouth Rd. $30. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 7-Oct. 28, and every Wed.-Fri. beginning Sept. 27. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a Corn Queen Combine playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, paintball, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wed.-Fri.), Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $18.75 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $14.49 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.


 10-11 a.m 

"Nature Storytimes": Leslie Science & Nature Center,.

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Every Wed. & Sun., except Dec. 15, 25, & 29. All kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different snow-related themes.

Dec. 4: "Brr! It's Cold!"

Dec. 8 & 11: "Animal Prints."

Dec. 18: "Snow Day!" This theme may happen earlier if there is snowfall.

Dec. 22: "Winter Nap Time."
Programs temporarily offsite at Gallup Park (3000 Fuller Rd). $5 per kid (members, $4), adults & kids under 12 months, free. 997-1553.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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A slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more, along gravel country roads.
Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, Gotfredson Rd. at Plymouth-Ann Arbor Rd., 663-5060. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Warm Fuzzies & Slower Heart Rates: Unexpected Benefits of Interacting with Animals": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Talk by Huron Valley Humane Society communications director Wendy Welch.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free; preregistration recommended. 998-9353. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Chelsea District Library.

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Every Wed., except June 12. Stories for kids ages 3-5 (with caregiver).
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 10:45-11:45 a.m. 

"General Therapeutic Yoga Course": Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School.

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Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School, 1904 Federal Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $96. EmaStefanova@cs.com [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

Little Listeners Storytime: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Join us at Northfield Township Area Library every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for a half-hour of fun stories, silly songs, and age-appropriate hands-on activities. Storytime is designed to promote early literacy. Registration is not required.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Farm to Table Wednesdays": Gratzi Restaurant.

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All invited to accompany Gratzi chef John Somerville to the Farmers Market to get ingredients for the restaurant's special that night. Followed at 6 p.m. at the restaurant by a chance to see Somerville prepare the dish. Small appetizers.
11 a.m., meet at the Sweetwaters entrance to Kerrytown. Free. 663-6387. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Story Time": Nicola's Books.

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Stories, songs, and crafts for preschoolers. Themes: "On the Farm" (Oct. 2), "Apple Picking" (Oct. 9), "Fall Leaves" (Oct. 16), "Eric Carle" (Oct. 23), and "Halloween" (Oct. 30).
11 a.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs. Closed Dec. 24-27, & 31. 794-6250. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: Kempf House Museum.

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Theater historian Kevin Peshick discusses "The Golden Age of the American Opera House."
Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations accepted. 994-4898. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

U-M Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Lecture Series.

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Oct. 3, 16, & 17. Talks by visiting scholars. Oct. 3: Johns Hopkins University history professor Casey Lurtz on "19th-Century Negotiations Over the Mexico-Guatemala Frontier." Oct. 16: DePauw University postdoc Paige Andersson on "Crises of Care: Narrating Central American and Mexican Migration Through Children and Families." Oct. 17: DePauw University history professor Tony Andersson on "Climate, Caravans, and Historical Violence in Central America."
Noon, 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Fee. 763-0553. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Fun": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. All invited to play board games from the Senior Center's collection.
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. 794-6250. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Extraction and Equity: Indigenous Communities and Oil Companies in the Russian Arctic": U-M Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies.

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Talk by Bowdoin College government and legal studies professor Laura Henry.
1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"SPEAK: Survivors Promoting Early Awareness & Knowledge": AAUW-Ann Arbor.

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Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance SPEAK program creator Michelle Shepherd discusses ovarian cancer myths, facts, symptoms, and risk factors. Lunch available (11:30 a.m., $15, reservations required).
12:30 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. (844) 973-6287. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"'Daring Greatly': How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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Join us for a study of Brene Brown's popular book "Daring Greatly". This book talks about how we are all enough and having the courage to be vulnerable in a world where everyone wants to appear strong, confident and like they know what they're doing. This class will include book discussion, self-reflection and practical ways to apply this to everyday life.
This study group for those 50 and over will be led by instructors Bernadette Beach and Barbara Cherem. It will meet for two hours on Wednesdays from October 16 through November 6.
University Commons, 817 Asa Gray Drive. $30. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Closed Dec. 24-31. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1 & 6:30 p.m. 

"Turandot": Fathom Events.

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Oct. 12 & 16. Broadcast of the 2018 Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's popular opera set in ancient China. Prince Calāf falls in love with the cold Princess Turandot, whose riddles prove too difficult for her suitors. When Calāf passes her tests, she still refuses to marry him, but he turns the tables and lays before her a challenge in the famous tenor aria "Nessun dorma." Italian, subtitles. Note: The Oct. 16 show is at Quality 16 & Ann Arbor 20 only.
12:55 p.m. (Oct. 12) & 1 & 6:30 p.m. (Oct. 16), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $20-$27 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Galaxy Brain Center Presentations": Saline Area Senior Center.

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Galaxy Brain and Therapy Center (Ann Arbor) representatives Meg Scaling and Courtney Wang give talks on "How to Use Neuroplasticity Principles to Keep Your Brain Fit" (Sept. 18) and "Balance Breakdowns and Safety Strategies" (Oct. 16).
1:30-2:30 p.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-9274. [map]


 2 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 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.
Chelsea Retirement Community, Crippen Building/805 W. Middle St., Chelsea. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc


 2-6 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on last Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June-Sept. Also, every Wed., May-Oct., Wednesday Farmers Market (2-6 p.m., in the Chelsea State Bank parking lot, 1010 S. Main), with 18 local vendors.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402. [map]


 2-4 p.m. 

"Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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This course is based on the book "Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?", by Robert Kuttner (cofounder/coeditor of The American Prospect). Kuttner observes that in the past few decades, the wages of most workers have stagnated, and downward mobility has produced political backlash. Kuttner argues that neither trade nor immigration nor technological change is responsible. Instead, global capitalism is to blame. By limiting workers' rights, liberating bankers, allowing corporations to evade taxation, and preventing nations from assuring economic security, raw capitalism strikes at the very foundation of a healthy democracy. The author charts a bold plan to make capitalism serve democracy.
Participants will read portions of the book in advance. The classes will meet Wednesdays from 2-4pm from October 16 through November 6.
Instructor Karen Bantel has facilitated several courses for OLLI. She was a professor and consultant of business strategy and entrepreneurship for many years.
Community Health Services Bldg, 2025 Traverwood Dr.,. $30. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3-5 p.m. 

"Environmental Writing from Thoreau to the Present": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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We will sample the best and most influential American environmental writing, using as our text Bill McKibben's excellent "American Earth" (Library of America, 2008). We will discuss what makes the writing successful and also how it reflects evolving conceptions of the natural world and of how we should live with it.
Readings will include selections from Thoreau, John Muir, Also Leopold, Rachel Carson, Wendell Berry, Terry Tempest Williams, and Barbara Kingsolver among others.
We will read some poetry but mainly nonfiction prose, including examples of recent writing on climate change (handouts). John Knott, instructor, is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Michigan, where he regularly taught courses in environmental literature. This Study Group will meet Wednesdays, 3:00 -5:00 pm on October 16 - November 20.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3 p.m. 

"Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 19-Dec. 21. Michelle Mountain directs the world premiere of Livonia playwright David MacGregor's 2nd Sherlock Holmes play, which features the Victorian super sleuth solving a case for the playboy Prince of Wales on the eve of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Coincidentally, the master chef Auguste Escoffier needs the detective's help as well. Cast: Mark Colson, Paul Stroili, Sarab Kamoo, Caitlin Cavannaugh, Tom Whalen, and David Bendena.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $32 (Wed.), $28 (Thurs.), $42 (Fri. eve.), $43 (weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Zohar Weiman-Kelman: University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Queer Expectations: a Genealogy of Jewish Women's Poetry
Zohar Weiman-Kelman will be discussing their recently published book, Queer Expectations: a Genealogy of Jewish Women's Poetry (SUNY Press, 2018). Bringing together Jewish women's poetry in English, Yiddish, and Hebrew from late nineteenth century through the 1970s, this talk will explore how Jewish women writers turned to poetry to write new histories. Developing "queer expectancy" as a conceptual tool for understanding how literary texts can both invoke and resist what came before, Weiman-Kelman demonstrates how poets push back against heteronormative imperatives of biological reproduction and inheritance, opting instead for connections that twist traditional models of gender and history. Looking backward in queer ways thus enables new histories to emerge, intervenes in a troubled present, and gives hope for unexpected futures.
Rackham Graduate School, East Conference Room, 915 E Washington St. Free. 7347639047. judaicstudies@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/64903-16485245.html [map]



 4 & 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Queer Expectations: a Genealogy of Jewish Women's Poetry": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Ben-Gurion University women's studies professor Zohar Weiman-Kelman discusses their recent book.
4 p.m., Rackham East Conference Rm. Free. 763-9047.


 4:10, 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.


 4:15, 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.


 4:25, 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]


 4:30, 6:50 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.


 5-6 p.m. 

"Yoga for People Who Don't Do Yoga but Should": A2 Aviary.

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Grr, argh! Stiff joints and tight muscles got you feeling like a zombie? Join us for this gentle, introductory class for absolute beginners! This class is especially for desk bound folks who know they should stretch more, but just aren't finding the motivation to do so on their own. Discover your inner bendiness with poses to increase flexibility, especially in the hips and legs, and spend time cultivating core strength and playing with balance. Perfect to help reduce recovery time and prevent injury, this class is appropriate for all levels. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15-$125. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 5:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi Pushing Hands": Sun Shen.

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Pushing Hands is an interactive Tai-Chi training which helps you experience the world in a non-reactive, calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. Classes are held Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm by SUN SHEN Head Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang. Please contact Pastor Neuhaus at (734) 531-8796 or info@sunshen.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate-paced 25-mile ride and a slow-paced ride, 13-16 miles, both on the B2B Trail. Now in its 42nd year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
5:30 p.m. sharp, meet in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Broad and Grand, Dexter. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bike & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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A 40-mile ride, at various paces, though Milan to the area around Britton-Macon.
Saline municipal parking lot, 104 S. Ann Arbor, Saline, 747-1862. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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A slow/moderate-paced 25-mile ride and a slow-paced ride, 13-16 miles, both on the B2B Trail. Now in its 42nd year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
Meet in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Broad and Grand, Dexter. Longer ride: 426-5116. Shorter ride: 665-4552.


 6 p.m. 

"One Prayer Class": Sun Shen.

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The One Prayer is a dynamic self-management tool, custom designed for you, that you can take wherever you go and update as you learn and grow. It includes a system of journaling techniques, life organization, and mapping your purpose and trajectory. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction; itʻs about following your heart and vision in concrete and practical ways. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30pm. Contact Samo Joanna Myers at samomyers@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. samomyers@sunshen.org sunshen.org/ [map]



 6-9 p.m. 

23rd Annual Edgefest: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Oct. 16-19. DownBeat lists this annual festival as one of the world's 50 top jazz/avant music festivals. This year's theme, "OUT West," pays tribute to West Coast artists. The festival includes 14 different shows over 4 days and a parade on Oct. 19 .

Tonight:

Duo of Transylvanian expat pianist Lucian Ban and Detroit-born saxophonist Alex Harding (6 p.m.).

The Michael Marcus Quartet (7 p.m.), led by well-known veteran California-born woodwinds player Marcus. Oluyemi Thomas: Positive Knowledge (9 p.m.), led by Oakland (CA) reedman Thomas, whose spiritual brand of jazz is influenced by his Baha'i faith and, he says, the "sweet, poetic, meaningful, soulful and clear" tone of Eric Dolphy.

Also, a VIP Dinner Party (8 p.m., Fustini's in the Kerrytown Shops) for all Edgepass holders, artists, and sponsors.

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Various times, Kerrytown Concert House (except as noted on Oct. 17 & 19), 415 N. Fourth Ave. Individual show tickets $15 & $20 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com/organizations/kerrytown-concert-house and (if available) at the door. Edgepasses $170-$320 in advance by phone; includes admission to all shows. 769-2999. [map]


 6 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, 834B Phoenix Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $20. (734) 747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 6-7 p.m. 

Intro Aerial Sling & Static Trapeze: A2 Aviary.

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Designed for absolute beginners, each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary!
We'll introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body!
Class size is limited. All students must be signed up for class before arriving to the studio, please register via website.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25-$215. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 6-7 p.m. 

Intro Aerial Sling and Static Trapeze: A2 Aviary.

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Designed for absolute beginners, each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary! We'll introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the aerial apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body! Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed., except Dec. 25 All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6 p.m. sharp, AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


  6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Robot Club.

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Robot enthusiasts invited to bring their current projects to discuss with club members.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. mirobotclub.com. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Every Wed. Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help from club members. Knives and block-out & rough-cut patterns for sale.
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Button Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make button pins. Materials provided, or bring your own image, 1.25-2.25 inches, to use.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 6:30 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 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.
EHM Senior Solutions/Brecon Village, 101 Brecon Dr., Saline. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed., except Dec. 25 All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or so, Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Drummunity!"

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Local drummer & drum teacher Lori Fithian leads a drum circle. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Kids welcome. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by a brief drum lesson.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main. Free. 426-7818. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Gateway to the Spiritual Path"

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An introduction to basic Buddhist and spiritual principles,
exploring aspects of the spiritual path embodied by Buddhism.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. $80. 7349943387. annarbor@jewelheart.org https://www.jewelheart.org/ [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Yarn": Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Una Lorenzen, 2016). Documentary about women around the world who are revitalizing the traditional crafts of crochet and knitting.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed., except Dec. 25 All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http://bridgeclubs.org/index.php?id=289. 769-3994. [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).


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Color Away": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Wed. All adults invited to color. Supplies provided.
7-9 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free. 369-4568. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Desserts by Decade: The Swinging 40's": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodgers shares some popular dessert recipes from the 1940s and local writer/historian Patti Smith serves up some 1940s history.
AADL 4th-fl. meeting rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Getting Started in Stock Photography": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local photographer Susan Montgomery explains stock photos-collections of photos licensed for specific uses-and shows how to take them, using examples of her own work.
AADL Downtown multipurpose room. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City": Saline District Library.

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Southeast Michigan graphic artist Jeff Morrison discusses his new photography book that documents Detroit gargoyles, grotesques, and the like as well as the stories of the artists who made them. Book sale.
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Magic Flute": Isango Ensemble: University Musical Society.

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This South African theater company is known for reimagining Western classics in a South African context, with music performed by an orchestra of marimbas. Oct. 16, 17, & 19: The Magic Flute, Mozart's beloved "opera fantaisie." At once a love story, a whimsical comedy, and an adventure filled with sinister deceptions, The Magic Flute is an unsurpassed celebration, by turns jubilant and unsettlingly haunting, of the power of music. An L.A. Times review calls this production "a Magic Flute of defiance, of raised fists, of the celebration of freedom and equality." Followed by Q&A (Oct. 16 only).
Power Center. Tickets $35-$61 (discounts available for students & seniors) in advance at ums.org, by phone, at the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Culinary History Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Notes from a Young Black Chef, James Beard Award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi's 2019 memoir about growing up in the Bronx and Nigeria and the ways food broke him out of a downward spiral.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Wed., except Dec. 25 Dance instructor Cheryl Feit and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dances to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week. Wear soft-soled shoes.
7:30-9:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Zumba: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri., except Oct. 21., through Dec. 20Local dance instructor Karen Silverman leads this high intensity, low-impact aerobic dance workout.
JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Birding in Ghana": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Club member Bryn Martin, an avid international birder, discusses his recent trip to Ghana. Preceded at 7:10 p.m. by snacks and socializing.
U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. washtenawaudubon.org. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Caddyshack": State Theatre.

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(Harold Ramis, 1980). Classic comedy about the insane goings-on at an exclusive, gopher-infested country club. Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight.
7:30 p.m., 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.


 7:30 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Every Wed. except Oct. 30 Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection": State Theatre.

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(Julien Faraut, 2018). Documentary with archival footage following the tennis great as he competes in the 1984 French Open.
State Theatre. 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.


 7:30 p.m. 

"Nosferatu": Michigan Theater.

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(F.W. Murnau, 1922). Silent horror classic, with live organ accompaniment on the Barton Theater organ by Steven Warner.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $16 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $13). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Matt Andersen: The Ark.

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Powerhouse blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, the first ever Canadian to win the solo/duo category at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Opener: Monica Rizzio, a Cape Cod-based singer-songwriter with Texas roots who plays Americana-tinged folk.
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]


 8-10 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems on various themes. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Nonmembers also invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. Onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]


 8:30 p.m. 

"Mystic Nights at the Grotto": Zal Gaz Grotto.

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Hypnotist Misha Tuesday performs his one-man show, a self-described "blend of trickery, subtle psychology, and genuine intuition" that creates the illusion of telepathy and clairvoyance. Audience participation.
8:30 p.m., Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium. Tickets $13 in advance at mishatuesday.com & $15 at the door. 506-0650. [map]


 9-11:30 p.m. 

"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed., except Dec. 25 Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Oct. 30 is a Halloween dance (costumes encouraged).
9-11 p.m., location TBA (Oct. 2, 9, & 16) & Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. (Oct. 23 & 30). $5 (students, $3; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). swingannarbor.com/calendar, 945-8428. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Spafford

Prescott (AZ) electro-punk quartet. Opener: Chirp, a local jazz-inflected progressive funk-rock quartet. $20 ($23 at the door). [venue info]

CoOp: Andrew Brown's Djangophonique

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by a local quartet led by guitarist Andrew Brown. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Wych Elm

Local string sextet that plays a stylishly pungent, soul-infused mix of folk, rock, jazz, and old-time music. [venue info]

Mash: Reeds 'n' Steel

Acoustic jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by the duo of singer and harmonica player Michael May and guitarist David Roof. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Old Town: Allen Dennard Trio

Local jazz ensemble led by trumpeter Dennard. With guitarist Max Bowen and drummer Jesse Kramer. [venue info]

 
 


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