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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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 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]

 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. [map]

 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.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.

 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) Community Room 2, 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. [map]

 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served. Oct. 1: U-M Chinese studies professor Miranda Brown "On Why Chinese Buddhists Were Not Vegans." Oct. 8: Syracuse University sociology professor Yingyi Ma on "The Ambitious and the Anxious: Chinese Undergraduates in the US." Oct. 22: Northeastern University history professor Phillip Thai on "China's War on Smuggling: Law, Economic Life, and the Making of the Modern State." Oct. 29: University of Virginia professor of media studies Aynne Kokas on "From Grindr to Cybersovereignty: The Loaded Interplay between Community, National, and Global Standards of Data Governance in China."
110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]

 1-3 p.m. 

"Oxford Style Debates Covering Key Issues of Our Time": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Three debates featured on the UK/US series Intelligence Squared (IQ2) show a team of 2 or 3 experts on opposing sides of a topic. The live audience votes (agree, disagree, not sure). The teams then present their rationale, pose questions to each other, and provide responses to audience questions. The audience then votes again. The team that moves the most people to its point of view wins the debate. This process allows time for full exploration of the topic on a point, counter point basis.
The OLLI class leader, Leo Shedden, selects a topic for viewing at home (online) with class discussion in week 1. The class selects topics for weeks 2 and 3. A few examples from the IQ2 archive:
• Negotiations can denuclearize North Korea
• Trigger warning: Safe spaces are dangerous
• Western democracy is threatening suicide
Join this unique learning opportunity on Oct. 22, Nov. 19, and Dec. 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Brookhaven Manor, 401 W. Oakbrook Dr. $20. 734-998-9351. [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. Closed Dec. 24-31. Free. 998-9353. [map]

 1:15, 3:40, & 9 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)., 668-TIME.

 3 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Conversations: Jewish Family Services.

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Enjoy pastries and coffee with peers as we share information and experiences and learn from each other. The group will include educational content, is facilitated by a licensed JFS Social Worker, and is open to anyone who cares for someone aged 60+.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 Scio Church Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. 7347690209. [map]

 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Time to Make the Doughnuts (and Cupcakes)": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to make doughnuts and cake pops and decorate pre-made cupcakes.
3-4:15 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required., 429-5450. [map]

 3:30, 6:15, & 9 p.m. 

"Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Stanley Nelson, 2019). Documentary with never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos of the mercurial jazz legend.
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)., 668-TIME.

 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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With kids activities and/or musical entertainment from 5-7 p.m. each week. Also, live farm animals and tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse and cabin. Oct. 1: Tim Berla. Veteran local singer-songwriter who writes quirky jazz & country tunes. Oct. 8: Jeremy Skidmore. Local guitarist who plays 20th-century rock covers and originals. Oct. 15: Chuck Swanagon. Local folk-rock and Americana guitarist.
Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 904-9621. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Writing Western Nicaragua's Colonial and Post-Colonial LGBTQ Histories": U-M Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

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Talk by San Diego State University Chicano/a studies professor Victoria González-Rivera.
4 p.m., 1014 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. Free. 763-0553. [map]

 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies Lecture Series.

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

 5:30 p.m. 

Caramel & Candy Tastings: Zingerman's.

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

 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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A slow/moderate-paced ride for women, about 15 miles, towards Dexter and back.
Meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 755-0884.

 5:30 p.m. 

"KnITTY Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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Every Tues. All invited to work on knitting projects and hang with adoptable cats. A knitting expert is on hand. Coffee.
5:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. $7 ($24 per month). 661-3575. [map]

 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. [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. [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.). 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]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bryan Thao Worra: Skazat! Poetry at Sweetwaters.

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Reading by this Lao Minnesotan Poet Laureate and Steiner High School grad. His speculative poetry using elements of fantasy, science fiction, and horror is included in the Smithsonian's national traveling exhibit I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story. Preceded by an open mike.
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [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. [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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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]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Scandinavian Music.

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The local En Gång Till (One More Time) ensemble performs Swedish, Norwegian, and Finnish music on fiddle, piano, concertina, nyckelharpa, and other instruments. Musicians are drawn from the monthly Scandinavian music jam (see Oct. 14 listing).
7-9 p.m., Ypsi Alehouse, 124 Pearl, Ypsilanti. Free (buy your own food & drink). (908) 721-2599, 487-1555. [map]

 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join)., 612-7580. [map]

 7-9 p.m. 

"Bluegrass Jam Circle": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
1320 Baldwin Ave. $5 fee to cover building rental., 794-6250. [map]

 7-9 p.m. 

"Pasta Friday on Tuesday": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Brooklyn-based chef Allison Arevalo, founder of the popular Oakland (CA) mac-and-cheese restaurant Homeroom, hosts a dinner featuring recipes from her latest cookbook, The Pasta Friday Cookbook, based on a year-long project to reconnect with her family and friends by hosting intimate dinners.
Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $75. Reservations required. 663-3663. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Unvarnished Truth": Reframing the National Narrative at the National Museum of African American History and Culture: University of Michigan Museum Studies Program.

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This presentation will explore the American story through the lens of the African American experience as displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture - a museum regarded as exhibiting one of the most authoritative and trustworthy representations of this experience and a site of racial healing.
UM Museum of Art, 525 South State Street. Free. 936-6678. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Vanishing Fleece: Adventures In American Wool": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Portland (ME) writer Clara Parkes, a bestselling author on knitting and wool, discusses her new memoir, a fast-paced account of the year Parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way. Signing.
AADL Downtown lobby. Free. 327-4200.

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"WomanSafeHealth Woman Advocate Program: Be an Advocate": Saline District Library.

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Talk by a representative from WomanSafeHealth (Ann Arbor) women's health clinic.
7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Women of the World: Reproductive Health & FGM": International House Ann Arbor.

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University Hospitals of Geneva obstetrics and gynecology physician Jasmine Abdulcadir discusses female genital mutilation.
7 p.m., IHAA, 921 Church. Free. 662-5529. [map]

 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"An Introduction To Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery": Dawn Farm.

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An Introduction To Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery will be presented by Elizabeth A.R. Robinson, MPH, MSW, Ph.D. Mindfulness practices have been found to be effective in supporting sustained recovery from substance use disorders. This presentation will define mindfulness, describe research supporting mindfulness' benefit, and provide opportunities for the audience to experience and cultivate mindfulness. Lastly, we will tie these experiences and research to the process of recovery, making explicit the connection. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. Admission is FREE and open to all. No registration is required.
Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Arlo Guthrie: The Ark.

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Oct. 22 & 23. The son of American folk music pioneer Woody Guthrie, Arlo first established his own identity--an indelible blend of beguiling humor and acerbic political wit--in the late 60s with his epic talking ballad "Alice's Restaurant." He's a first-class songwriter and a captivating interpreter of contemporary tunes by the likes of Steve Goodman and Bob Dylan, as well as traditional songs, ballads, and stories. With drummer Terry Hall, guitarist-vocalist Steve Ide, and vocalist-percussionist Carol Ide.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $50-$85 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (relocated to the Michigan League during the Union's renovation) and, and at the door. 761-1451. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

"There Is Sweet Music Here": U-M Orpheus Singers.

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Eugene Rogers and grad student conductors direct this ensemble of music majors in Brahms' Drei Quartette op. 31; Hawley's "Vita de la mia vita," "Siepe che gli orti vaghi," and "Dolcissimi colori;" MacFarren's "Orpheus with his lute," Harris's Shakespeare Songs, Book III; Marenzio's "Gia torno a rallegrar l'aria," Aracdelt's "Il bianco e dolce cigno," Passereau's "Il est bel et bon," Chatman's "There is sweet music here," and more. With pianist Scott Van Ornum. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. by a lecture on the program.
U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 9 p.m.  Free! 

"Dachra": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Abdelhamid Bouchnak, 2018). Tunisian horror film about student journalists investigating a legendary cannibal village. Arabic & French, 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)., 634-9629. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Canterbury House: Olli Hirvonen Quartet

A blend of jazz, prog-rock, noise-rock, and more by an ensemble led by Brooklyn-based Finnish guitarist Hirvonen. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Yellowhammer

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

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

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

Ypsi Alehouse: En Gång Till (One More Time)

Local ensemble that performs Swedish, Norwegian, and Finnish music on fiddle, piano, concertina, nyckelharpa, and other instruments. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble founded by the late saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]


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