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Calendar of Events

Monday, October 28, 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! 

Diabetes Personal Action Toward Health Leadership Training: National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

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Help people with diabetes live healthier lives! The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) seeks leaders for their Diabetes Personal Action Toward Health (DPATH) workshops. The multi-day DPATH Leadership Training will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28; Wednesday, October 30; Monday, November 4 and Wednesday, November 6 at the NKFM main office, 1169 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. PATH is an interactive 6-week workshop where two leaders facilitate a group of people learning to manage their diabetes. Coaches support participants by providing information, encouraging progress, and working interactively with the group. Teaching experience is not needed, but participants must attend all four days of training. There is no charge for the training but leaders must commit to facilitating one workshop in the next year. Please pre-register by calling Caitlin Loughery at 800-482-1455, x240 or emailing pathprograms@nkfm.org.
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, 1169 Oak Valley Rd. Free. 800-482-1455. pathprograms@nkfm.org http://www.nkfm.org/path [map]



 10-11:30 a.m. 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Sept. 9-Dec. 9. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com; 665-9271. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.

Call if temperatures are below 45 degrees.
9 a.m. (except in Oct., 10 a.m.), meet at Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. 663-5060.


 10:30-11:30 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.


 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.


 11:45 a.m.  Free! 

"Social, Behavioral and Experimental Economics Seminar Series": U-M School of Information.

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Oct. 7, 21, & 28. Talks by visiting scholars. Oct. 7: UC-San Diego economics professor Joel Sobel on "Lying and Deception in Games." Oct. 21: "Exploration in Teams and the Encouragement Effect." Hanken School of Economics (Helsinki) professor Topi Miettinen discusses his research on how to motivate and manage groups working for the private and the public good. Oct. 28: "Equity Concerns Are Narrowly Framed." University of Pennsylvania business economics professor Judd Kessler discusses his research that explains some irrational behavioral phenomena.
Ehrlicher Rm., 3100 North Quad, 105 S. State. Free. 764-7717. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

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

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Every Mon. A fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced training ride, 18-24 miles, along country roads west of town.
Meet in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Broad and Grand, Dexter. 426-5116.


 Noon-3 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy and poker that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-4 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.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. Seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"Renewable Energy in Michigan: Technologies, Public Policies, and Trends": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Earth's sun and wind are increasingly replacing fossil fuels as sources of energy. A big question is how much of our electric supply can be replaced by renewables. John Sarver, instructor, will discuss solar and wind power technologies, public policies and trends, focusing especially on issues peculiar to Michigan.
You will learn how solar and wind energy resources together with natural gas are expected to totally replace coal in the near future. Mr. Sarver, was a program director in the Michigan Energy Office for 35 years, where he worked on energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and policies. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association. This Study Group will meet Monday, 1:00-3:00 pm on October 28.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Monstrous Movie Mayhem!": Saline District Library.

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Every Mon. All teens invited to watch spooky movies in anticipation of Halloween. Oct. 7: Beetlejuice, Tim Burton's 1988 horror-comedy about a young couple who become ghosts haunting their former home and hire an obnoxious exorcist to scare off the house's new inhabitants. Oct. 14: Poltergeist, Tobe Hooper's classic 1982 horror flick about a family haunted by demonic ghosts. Oct. 21: The Addams Family, Barry Sonnenfeld's 1991 comic fantasy about an eccentric, macabre family. Oct. 28: Corpse Bride, Tim Burton's 2005 animated fantasy about a shy groom practicing his wedding vows and a young ghost who believes he's speaking to her.
3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"CARES presents Caring for You Caring for Me": Jewish Family Services.

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Join CARES for a unique, no-cost group which aims to educate and support professional and family caregivers in a relaxed setting. Facilitated by a licensed master social worker, the group will follow a well-established curriculum known to improve the well-being of caregivers.
Specific Topics Covered:
• What it means to be a caregiver
• Taking care of yourself
• Building cooperative relationships
• Preventing and solving problems
• Accessing and developing resources
Participants will learn ways to cope with the stresses and strains of being a caregiver and about resources available locally, regionally and nationally. Group members will have the opportunity to learn from and support one another, share common concerns and promote solutions to everyday caregiving challenges.
For those interested, professional in-home caregiver services may be arranged at no charge so that your loved one will have care at home while
United Way, 2305 Platt Rd. Free. 9895339357. chelsiek@jfsannarbor.org https://form.jotform.com/92795507183164 [map]



 4 p.m. 

"Honeyland": State Theatre.

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(Tamara Kotevska & Ljubo Stefanov, 2019). Documentary about beekeeping in the mountains of Macedonia.
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]


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Not-Too-Scary StoryBook Trail": Chelsea District Library.

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Kids (with caregiver) invited to wear their Halloween costumes and hunt for treats while reading sections of a story at stations along the trail. Families can start the trail any time during the program hours.
4:30-6:30 p.m., Baker Woods Preserve, 11914 Trinkle Rd., Dexter. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 4:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Not-Too-Scary Storybook Trail": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Families invited to come in costume and hunt for treats while reading sections of a story at stations along the trail. Families can start the trail any time during the program hours.
Baker Woods Preserve, 11914 Trinkle Rd., Dexter. Free. 971-6337. [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

Full Body Fit: Better Living Fitness.

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Small-Group Personal Training. A full body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine with customization to your fitness level
Better Living Fitness Center, 2960 Washtenaw Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $20. (734) 747-0123. betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 5:45 p.m. 

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

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Yoga--unlike other yoga class you've taken before. This high intensity class uses straps (similar to TRX) to stretch muscles that can be difficult to stretch in other exercises. Class starts with some stretching, and once the body warms up, begins to pick up the pace. You will work on a flow sequence that will get the heart rate up. The straps are used to help balance and stretch deeper (and safely) into yoga postures. Usually you will feel the stretches in your tighter/weakest muscles first. Your first couple classes may be intense, but if you continue to come to this class, you will notice big changes! This class can help build strength, relieve pain, release tension, increase flexibility, and prevent injury. The studio will be heated between 90-95 degrees for this class, so bring a water bottle. Your first class at the studio is free!
You can park in the studio's parking lot for free. Same parking lot as the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with a red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (or package prices). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 5:45-6:45 p.m. 

Intro Aerial Sling & Lyra: A2 Aviary.

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Description: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]



 5:45-6:45 p.m. 

Intro Aerial Sling and Lyra: 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 p.m. 

Nei-Gong Class: Sun Shen.

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The SUN SHEN Nei-Gong System is a comprehensive system of meditation practices to build awareness and ability to harness and cultivate your own energy system and mind. With these practices you will learn how to increase your energy, balance your energy system, increase your energy flow and relaxation, and experience greater pleasure. This class is great for anyone who would like to enhance their health, their energy healing skills, mental calm and focus, and capacity for experiencing pleasure and happiness. Classes are held Monday at 6pm. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [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! 

Ayelet Tsabari: University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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The Art of Leaving: Language, Longing, and Belonging
Author of the award-winning The Best Place on Earth and The Art of Leaving, Ayelet Tsabari will speak of growing up Mizrahi in Israel, about re-finding and reclaiming that identity through writing and through extensive research into Yemeni culture and traditions. Tsabari will share some of the unique challenges she has faced as an immigrant author writing about Israel in English, her second language. This lecture will explore the many ways in which a writer's cultural background, mother tongue, and origins influence and inform her writing, in terms of both content and style.
Literati Bookstore, 124 E Washington St. Free. 7347639047. judaicstudies@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/64904-16485246.html [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each session begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Oct. 7: "I Lived in a Dumpster: How a Homeless Teen Rose to the Top of Her Class." Oct. 14: "Surviving the Death of a Loved One." Oct. 21: "Loving Those with Cancer." Oct. 28: "Zombies! What's the Fascination?"
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m  Free! 

"Exploring the Mind | Listening to Shades of Blue: What Is Special About the Brain of a Synesthete?": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by U-M Multisensory Perception Lab psychologist David Brang. Synesthesia is an involuntary phenomenon in which one's senses are blended--e.g., sounds evoke colors or tastes.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Folk Song Jam-Along."

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All invited to join a family-oriented recreational sing-along of familiar folk, pop, rock, Broadway tunes, and more. Bring your instruments if you'd like to jam along as well. Led by Lori Fithian and Jean Chorazyczewski.
Ann Arbor District Library Malletts Creek Branch. Free. 426-7818.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"MyHeritage & Ancestry Library Edition: Databases and Other Genealogy Resources at the AADL": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by Genetic Genealogy Research genealogist Mary Henderson.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m. 

"Spirited Away": Fathom Events.

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Oct. 27, 28, & 30. (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001). Dubbed (Oct. 27 & 30) and subtitled (Oct. 28) screenings of dazzling Oscar-winning animated fantasy about a young girl who discovers a secret world of strange spirits and sorcery. 12:55 p.m. (Oct. 27) & 7 p.m. (Oct. 28 & 30). Note: The Oct. 30 show is at Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only.
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), 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. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The 2020 Census: Count Every Person. Once. In the Right Place.": Dexter District Library.

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Talk by Ann Arbor League of Women Voters member Margaret Leary. Q&A. Handouts.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration requested. 426-4477. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Art of Leaving": Literati Bookstore/U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Tel Aviv writer Ayelet Tsabari discusses her new memoir about traveling the world in search of love, belonging, and escape from abiding grief over the death of her father when she was a young girl. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Orphan Train Era: Why Was There an Orphan Train?": Saline District Library.

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Michigan historians Al and Dave Eicher discuss the 12,500 orphaned children from the East Coast who were placed in Michigan homes from 1854-1927. All ages welcome.
7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., the Barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5. 395-7782, 274-0773. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Zumba: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Mon., Wed. & Fri. except Oct. 9, 14, & 21.Local 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! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Sept. 9 & 23. All invited to join a discussion of Cosmosophy, a collection of Steiner's lectures.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. andree@umich.edu or 971-6217. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Adrian Legg: The Ark.

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This celebrated acoustic guitar virtuoso is a perennial winner of Guitar Player magazine's Best Fingerstylist award. Legg's compositions, alternately joyful and soaring or moody and melancholy, offer an elegant, intricate blend of country, jazz, folk, rock, Celtic, and classical idioms, and his work is especially known for his melodic inventiveness. His live shows also feature his deadpan humor and hilarious stories--a talent that landed him a second career as a commentator-at-large on NPR's All Things Considered.
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.  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]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: Cat Canyon

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

Ravens Club: Justin Walter's Poe Boys

Traditional jazz stomps, shuffles, and 1920s-1930s show tunes by this local ensemble led by trumpeter & cornetist Justin Walter. With saxophonist-clarinetist Chris Tabaczynski, guitarist-banjoist Erik McIntye, and Sousaphonist Chris Smith. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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