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Calendar of Events

Monday, November 4, 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]



 9-10 a.m. 

Zumba: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Mon., Wed. & Fri. except Oct. 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]


 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. 

"Computerized Investing: Using Morningstar Data and Actively Managed Funds": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Using your computer can help you actively select mutual funds and ETFs for investment. Index funds do not always win. There are managed funds that beat the indexes, but how do you find them, research them, and compare them? We will show you how to use Morningstar and other resources to answer these and other questions about actively managed funds (60) while you explore how to integrate them into your portfolio.
Time permitting, we will explore other web-based investment tools and investing in individual stocks. Dale Brandenburg, instructor, is a retired research professor and Robert Shaw is a director and current Vice-President of the SE Michigan Chapter of Better Investing. This Study Group will meet Mondays November 4 - December 2, 9:30-11:00 am.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Art Exhibition: Blood Underwater: U-M Residential College and Arts at Michigan.

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Blood Underwater is a collaborative work, which encourages deep thinking and creative expression. It provides a voice for community members and activists, especially from political, national, racial, religious and other minorities, to express their concerns about global suffering through art. Participants gather around a large canvas with paints and music and are guided through a series of artistic expressions by "artivist" Elshafei Dafalla. The purpose is to use art to protest against violence, torture, enforced disappearances and other forms of brutality.
Eishafei Dafalla received a Bachelor of Arts in Sculpture from the College of Fine and Applied Art at the University for Science and Technology in Khartoum, Sudan as well as a Diploma in Folklore from the Afro-Asian Institute at the University of Khartoum. He earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Stamps School of Art and Design at University of Michigan.
Residential College Art Gallery, 701 E University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/68772-17147161.html [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]


 10:30-11:30 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.


 11:30 a.m. 

"Local Democracy in an Era of Extreme National Partisanship: Evidence from the Michigan Public Policy Survey": Ann Arbor City Club Lunch and Learn.

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Lecture by U-M Center for Local, State and Urban Policy associate director Tom Ivacko. Lunch.
11:30 a.m., City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $30 (members, $25). Reservations required by Oct. 25. annarborcityclub.org/tom-ivacko.html; 662-3279, ext. 1. [map]


 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]


 Noon  Free! 

"Dexter B2B Trail Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. A 13-22 mile ride on the B2B trail from Dexter to Hudson Mills Metropark, with pace and destination determined by the riders.
Noon, meet at the B2B trail head by the Forest Lawn Cemetery, corner of Broad & Grand, Dexter. Free. 426-5116.


 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. 

Writing Group: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Seniors invited to read and discuss their poetry, essays, fiction, and reminiscences.
1320 Baldwin Ave. Free. 794-6250. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"American Mah Jongg for the Novice": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Don't know your Bam from your Crak? Then come learn American Mah Jongg. American Mah Jongg is a fascinating and rewarding game of skill and chance. It was originally brought to this country in the 1920s by Standard Oil executive Joseph Babcock, who rewrote and simplified the rules, forever distinguishing the game from the traditional version. If you have wanted to learn to play American Mah Jongg or are just curious about the game, this is the course for you. You will learn to recognize the tiles, read and understand the "hands", and practice playing with ongoing review and support.
The course will meet Mondays from 1-3pm from November 4 through December 2 (no class on November 25). The course is taught by Instructor Miriam Shaw, an expert player of many years' experience. The purchase of a current Mah Jongg card is included in the class price.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $38. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-3 p.m. 

"Everybody Lies": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) - 50+.

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Author Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a former Google data scientist, lecturer at the Wharton Business School, and NY Times opinion writer, draws this conclusion in the title book. He analyzed data derived from bits of information left on Google, social media, dating, and even porn sites, that reveal people's personal truths. He maintains that Internet searches done in private and social media postings reveal what folks really think and that people lie to friends, lovers, surveys - even themselves.
This study group will read and discuss this book. The first session will cover the Forward and Introduction (p. xi - 24).
Instructor Gerry Lapidus has lead over 50 OLLI book discussion groups on topics such as social science, politics, and religion.
This study group will meet for two hours on Mondays from November 4 through December 16.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C,. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org/ [map]



 1:30 p.m. 

Anton Nel: Jewish Community Center.

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This acclaimed pianist, a former U-M music professor, performs a program of his favorite pieces, including works by Debussy, Chopin, Sibelius, and more. New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini has called Nel "an uncommonly elegant pianist." Cabaret-style seating with light refreshments.
JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow. Tickets $12. 971-0990. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies Colloquium Series.

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Nov. 1, 4, & 11. Talks by visiting scholars.

Nov. 1: "Rights of Neighbourliness: Decolonising Responses to Mass Displacement." Talk by University of Sussex human geography lecturer Tahir Zaman.

Nov. 4: "South-South Relations in the Era of Far-Right Populism: The Syrian Refugee Crisis on Brazilian Television." Talk by University of Illinois comparative literature professor Wail S. Hassan.

Nov. 14: "Trafficking Cuneiform: Valuing the Past over the Present?" Talk by Oxford University endangered archaeology research felllow Neil Brodie.

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2-3:30 p.m., 555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 647-4143. [map]


 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Documentary Screening "The Jewish Underground"

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In the early 1980s, a network of right-wing settlers plotted to blow up the Dome of the Rock, the oldest existing Islamic monument situated on the most volatile site in the Middle East, the Temple Mount. Arrested in 1984 by the Israeli secret service Shin Bet, the conspirators were found to be responsible for several other attacks against Palestinians, including a series of car bomb attacks against West Bank mayors and schemes to blow-up civilian buses at rush-hour. Shai Gal's documentary recounts the events surrounding their case and reveals the ties between the convicted plotters and leaders of the current Israeli government. Join us for a viewing and stay for a conversation with the documentary's filmmaker, Shai Gal, and U-M's director of screenwriting program, Jim Burnstein.
Annenberg Auditorium, 735 South State Street. Free. 734-998-7666. https://wallacehouse.umich.edu/?p=13567 [map]



 3:15, 6, & 8:45 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.


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"1st Monday Lego Club": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 3-11 invited to participate in a collaborative building activity, followed by free play.
3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [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, 4:45, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Jojo Rabbit": State Theater.

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(Taika Waititi, 2019). Audacious anti-hate satire about a young boy in Hitler's army who finds out his mother's hiding a Jewish girl between the walls of their home. Scarlett Johansson.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Other People's Words": U-M Donia Human Rights Center.

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Cairo-based visual artist Amira Hanafi, whose work uses oral histories, discusses the process of assembling 2 digitized story projects We Are Fragmented (about human right defenders), and A Dictionary of the Revolution (about Egypt's 2011 uprising)
110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 615-8482. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"The New Testament and Other Books: Mapping Christian Literature in Late Antiquity": U-M Center for Middle East Studies.

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Talk by Ohio State history of Christianity professor David Brakke.
4-6 p.m., 202 S. Thayer, rm. 2022. Free. 764-0314. [map]


 4:15 p.m. 

"Give Me Liberty": Michigan Theater.

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(Kirill Mikhanovsky, 2019). Freewheeling comedy about a medical transport driver during a riot in Milwaukee.
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.


 4:30 7, & 9:35 p.m. 

"Parasite": State Theater.

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(Bong Joon-ho, 2019). Satirical black comedy thriller. Korean, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 4:35, 7:10, & 9:35 p.m. 

The Lighthouse: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Robert Eggers, 2019). Drama about two lighthouse keeps trying to maintain their sanity on a remote and mysterious New England island.
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.


 4:45, 7, & 9:25 p.m. 

"Where's My Roy Cohn?": Michigan Theater.

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(Matt Tyrnauer, 2019). Documentary about the unscrupulous lawyer and political power broker.
Michigan Theater (unless noted otherwise). $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]


 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]



 6-8 p.m. 

"The Bee Lady Talks": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Explore the life of the honeybee in and out of the hive. Victoria Dluzen McIntyre, instructor, is an amateur apiarist whose love of honeybees comes to her naturally - her family name "dluzen" means "keeper of bees" in Polish.
Known as "The Bee Lady," Victoria has travelled around southeastern Michigan giving talks (The Bee Lady Talks) to schools, garden clubs, and civic groups. Come and learn about the mysteries of the hive and how 50,000 bees work together for one common good. This Study Group will meet Monday, 6:00-8:00 pm on November 4.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [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! 

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. Nov. 4: "Has God Left the Building - An Hour of Honest Conversation about the Church." Nov. 11: "Zzzz - Practical Help for Getting a Better Night's Sleep." Nov. 18: "Make a Difference Now - Choose to Be Extraordinary." Nov. 25: "A Day in the Life of the Hidden Homeless - A Mother's Struggle to Keep Her Family Together."

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7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"A Holistic Approach to Better Gardens": Herb Study Group.

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Club president Madolyn Kaminski discusses how to improve soil, choose plants, and more.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Christmas Jars": Fathom Events.

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(Jonathan Wright, 2019). Drama based on Jason Wright's novel about a reporter uncovering the mystery behind money given anonymously to people in need.
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 (except as noted) in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Dancing with Your Mind: The Promises and Perils of Mindfulness for Musicians": U-M School of Music.

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Lecture by Indiana University music education professor Frank Michael Diaz.
7 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: Writing Picture Books for Children": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal are joined by Caldecott-winning Michigan writer Philip Stead to discuss ways to write fiction or nonfiction books kids love. Also, Kourvo and Neal host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Nov. 4 & 18. All invited to get basic sewing help with their unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines. Bring your own sewing machine, if you wish. On Nov. 4, local crafter Amber Adams-Fall shows how to use a digital PDF pattern, and on Nov. 18, Made by Rae owner Rae Hoekstra demonstrates various seam finishes.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:05 p.m.  Free! 

Free Community Yoga: Ringstar Studio.

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Come to Ringstar for a free mixed level yoga class. No previous yoga experience necessary.
Mats, blocks, and straps are available for borrowing. Please register online if you need to borrow one of our mats, otherwise online registration is not required.
Free community yoga is offered the first Monday evening of each month at Ringstar (unless there's a holiday, in which case free yoga takes place the following week).
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. Free. 734-335-1625. mail@a2ringstar.com https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/event/a2ringstar?k_class=148393&k_class_tab=6712 [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Reel Rock 14": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(various directors, 2019). Three documentaries--The High Road, United States of Joe's, and The Nose Speed Record--about rock climbing's biggest stars.
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.


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Large Ensemble Meeting: Ann Arbor Recorder Society.

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All beginning and advanced players of the recorder and other early instruments invited. Directed by viol teacher and early music specialist Janet Cannon. Music provided; bring your own music stand.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free to visitors; annual dues $45 ($7 more for music copying) for those who join. (443) 280-1296. [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 p.m. 

"All the President's Men": State Theater.

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(Alan Pakula, 1976). Historical drama about 2 rival reporters researching the botched Watergate burglary. Robert Redford & Dustin Hoffman.
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. 

"Treasures I Found at AAPEX": Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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Club members show and discuss their finds from the club's annual show (see 2 Saturday).
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free. arbor@provide.net, 761-5859. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Ran Dank & Soyeon Kate Lee: U-M School of Music.

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The husband-and-wife duo of Israeli classical pianist Dank and University of Cincinnati music professor Lee performs Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, Rachmaninoff études, and Debussy preludes.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

The David Wax Museum.

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A bracing, high-energy infusion of Mexican folk music into rootsy indie rock by this ensemble led by Missouri-bred singer-songwriter Wax. They bring a new album, Line of Light. Opener: Heather Maloney, a songwriter whose music has been praised by the New York Times as "utterly gorgeous, visceral."
8 p.m., 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 the ark.org, and at the door. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Westbound Station: The Ark.

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Acoustic quartet composed of alumni of the 2016 Acoustic Music Seminar. They call their classical-jazz-bluegrass mix "chambergrass."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (relocated to the Michigan League during the Union's renovation) and the ark.org, and at the door. [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.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]



 
 
 

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Habitat Lounge: Omar Aragones

Detroit electronic R&B and soul 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 McIntyre, and sousaphonist Chris Smith. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: 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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