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Sunday, November 10, 2019






 
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 8 a.m. 

Ann Arbor Scavenger Hunt: Ann Arbor Adventure.

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Explore Michigan's most charming city and learn a thing or two at the state university on this loop around Ann Arbor! Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity that anyone can enjoy. Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to experience the city like you never have before. Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to the test as you wander at your own pace. No reservations, no tour guides, and fun for all ages.
Let's Roam Scavenger Hunts, 313 E Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA. $11. support@letsroam.com https://www.letsroam.com/scavenger_hunt/Ann_Arbor_Scavenger_Hunt?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=annarborobv [map]



 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Saline Antiques & Vintage Market.

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Show and sale of antiques and vintage items. Deliveries available. Concessions. Leashed pets welcome.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5 (children age 15 & under with an adult, free). salinemarket@gmail.com, (937) 875-0808. [map]


 9:45 a.m. 

"Donation Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Every Sunday from 9:45-10:45am, this donation yoga class is offered at Mota Thai Yoga. MTY's most recent graduates are the teachers of this class. Each week will be a little different as the teachers have different teaching styles. However, this class tends to be a gentle yoga class, combining flow and holding/stretching postures to get you ready to start your day. The studio is be heated between 80-85 degrees.
We are located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.
Suggested donation $5-$20.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 10 a.m., noon, and 2 & 4 p.m  Free! 

U-M Natural History Museum Tours.

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Every Sat. & Sun. 30-minute guided tours showcasing some of the museum's beloved and new exhibits. "Museum Highlights Tour" (10 a.m. & 2 p.m.) shows a mastodon couple, the Majungasaurus, and some of the new research labs. "Wonderful World of Whales Tour" (Noon & 4 p.m.) shows how whales and dolphins made the transition from land back to water.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Dexter and Points West Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun. Moderate/fast-paced round-trip rides to Chelsea, the Waterloo Recreation Area, Mt. Hope Rd., and Munith, with destination determined by riders.
9 a.m. (Oct.) & 10 a.m. (Nov.), meet at the B2B trail head by the Forest Lawn Cemetery, corner of Broad & Grand, Dexter. Free. 347-1259.


 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., & Sun., Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.

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The Sky Tonight (5:30 & 6:30 p.m. Thurs., 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

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Molecularium (10:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an animated exploration of the atoms and molecules that comprise the universe.

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Black Holes (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) details new developments in the study of supermassive black holes, including the one at the center of our galaxy.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m. 

26th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival.

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Nov. 8-10. 3 days of Polish films. Polish, subtitles.

Nov. 8: "Obywatel Jones/Mister Jones" (Agnieszka Holland, 2019). Thrilling biopic about a Welsh journalist who broke the news in Western media about the early 1930s famine in the Soviet Union. 7 p.m. "Zabawa, Zabawa/Playing Hard" (Kinga Debska, 2018). Drama about 3 alcoholic women: a 40-year-old prosecutor, a young student, and a distinguished surgeon. 9:30 p.m.

Nov. 9: "Children's Program" (for age 3 & up) includes Magiczna Zima Muminków/Moomins and the Winter Wonderland, Ira Carpelan and Jakub Wójcik's 2017 animation about a mythical critter who decides to forgo hibernation to explore winter. Shown in 2 parts, with intermission. 10 a.m. Children's Book Fair (10:40 & 11:40 a.m.). Documentary films (FREE), including Eric Bednarski's Warsaw Ghetto documentary Warszawa: Miasto Podzielone/Warsaw: A City Divided (12:30 p.m.); Natalia Koryncka-Gruz's animated WWII documentary Mala Zaglada/A Minor Genocide (1:50 p.m.); Miroslaw Dembinski's documentary about a 91-year-old paraglider, Jeszcze Lecimy/Still Flying (3:10 p.m.); and Arabski Sekret/The Arabic Secret (3:45 p.m.), Julia Groszek's documentary about a man tracking his origins to the Middle East. Followed at 4:40 p.m. by a Q&A with Groszek. "Boze Cialo/Corpus Christi" (6 p.m.), Jan Komasa's 2019 drama about a 20-year-old who has a spiritual transformation at a Youth Detention Center and decides, upon release, to dress as a priest and minister a small-town parish. Feature film TBA (8:30 p.m.).

Nov. 10: "Cudzoziemcy w Powstaniu Warszawskim/Foreigners in the Warsaw Uprising" (Malgorzata Brama, 2017). Docudrama about outside support for Polish insurgents in 1944. "Short Films Program" (FREE), includes Badylok, Karolina Klapkowska's drama about a 16-year-old whose fantasies help him escape his dreary reality; Maria Ornaf's haunting drama Piolun/Wormwood; Ostatni Dzien Lata/The Last Day of Summer, Aleksandra Czenczek's English-language drama about the connection between a young boy and an elderly woman with dementia; Daria Kopiec's Miasteczko/Small Town; and Na Strajk!/On Strike!, Stanislaw Horodecki's drama about a boy who, while caring for his grandfather with Alzheimer's, discovers a family secret. 11:50 a.m. Followed at 1:25 p.m. by a Q&A with Horodecki. "Pilsudski" (Michal Rosa, 2019) Biopic about Polish statesman Józef Pilsudski's role in the early 20th-century independence movement. 3 p.m.

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Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (students & seniors, $6; U-M students with ID, FREE; children's program, $5; family ticket for children's program, $15; documentaries & short films, FREE). Annarborpolishfilmfestival.com. [map]


 11 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. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Gerome Kamrowski - "Ann Arbor's Own Surrealist": Schmidt's Antiques Inc. Since 1911.

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Gerome Kamrowski Exhibition: Ann Arbor's Own Surrealist
The free show & sale will begin on Friday, November 8th, at Schmidt's Antiques Inc's Michigan Art Gallery, and will include over 20 never before seen works by Gerome Kamrowski (1914-2004) - A founder of what became American Abstract Expressionism.
Please join us in an Opening Reception: Friday, November 8th 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
Opening Weekend continues through Saturday, November 9th 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. & Sunday, November 10th 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
The exhibition will continue each Saturday through January 4, 2020. Please call (734.434.2660) or email (info@schmidtsantiques.com) with any questions.
Schmidt's Antiques Inc., 5138 West Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Free. 7344342660. info@schmidtsantiques.com https://www.michiganartgallery.com/germone-kamrowski-show.html [map]


 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Holiday Open House: Kerrytown Market & Shops.

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Holiday treats, sales, and kids activities. Also, the Sunday Artisan Market (11 a.m.-4 p.m.) features a raffle.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 662-5008. [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Science Forum Demos: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Hands-on 20-minute demos. In "Counting Cells" (11 a.m.) participants learn about cell structure and division. In "How to Become a Fossil" (3 p.m.), participants handle real fossils while learning how fossils form and how fossil casts are made. For ages 5+.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts. Artist demos (noon-3 p.m.) include a cedar birdhouse (Nov. 3) and cork bags & accessories (Nov. 10). Also, a raffle (Nov. 10).
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11 a.m. 

"Bagels, Schmear, and Parenting": Jewish Community Center Book Fair.

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Reading by two area writers: local freelance editor Polly Rosenwaike from her candid collection stories about the realities of "baby years," Look How Happy I'm Making You, and mother of 2 Jenny Traig from her hilarious and often disturbing historical survey, Act Natural: A Cultural History of Misadventures in Parenting. Signing.
JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $12 (childcare fee, $5, preregistration only); preregistration recommended at book. jccannarbor.org 971-0990. [map]


 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Universal Values in Evolving Religion and Science": First United Methodist Church Conversations About Science and Religion.

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All invited to join this ongoing discussion series with a leader TBA.
FUMC Calkins Hall, 120 S. State. Free. 662-4536. [map]


 11 a.m., 1:15, 3:30, 5:40, & 8:10 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]


 11:10 a.m.  Free! 

"Issues of Acculturation and Adjustment for Refugees and New Immigrants": First Congregational Church Contemporary Issues Committee.

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Talk by U-M Residential College Russian-language program director Alina Makin.
11:10 a.m., FCC Mayflower Room, 608 E. William. Free. 662-1679. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.


 11:15 a.m., 1:45, 4:15, 6, 7, & 8:30 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.


 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lab Chats: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short all-ages lecture-demos by museum educators in the museum atriums. "Paleo Prep Lab Chat" (11:30 a.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows the tools and skills needed to prepare and cast fossils for research and display. "Biodiversity Lab Chat" (3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) shows how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals.
11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m.  Free! 

Peter Sparling: Paintings & Videos 2019: Gallery 22 North & Equality Michigan.

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Renowned Michigan dancer/choreographer and visual artist Peter Sparling partners with Gallery 22 North and Equality Michigan for a show of Sparling's new paintings and videos at Ypsilanti's Gallery 22 North, 22 N. Huron in November, 2019. Half of all proceeds from the month-long show will go to Equality Michigan. An Opening Reception will be held Friday, November 1, 7-10 p.m., to celebrate the show with members of Equality Michigan and the Southwest Michigan community. There will be a private showing for Equality Michigan guests only with artist's talk from 5-7 pm. To sign up for reception, contact Erin Knott at Equality Michigan: eknott@equalitymi.org.
Gallery 22 North, 22 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. petespar@umich.edu [map]



 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Yerba Mate Tea & Talk": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's tea expert Charles Russman demonstrates how to prepare this South American tea in the traditional manner, using a gourd and bombilla (metal straw), which participants then take home.
Zingerman's Coffee, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30; reservations required. 929-6060. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Chakra Therapy Meditation- Go Deeper, Get Healthier": Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School.

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Holistic Yoga Therapy is one of the oldest healing and self-healing modalities known to humanity. Learn Chakra Therapy Meditation techniques to improve physical and emotional health.
Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School, 1904 Federal Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $179 early/$199. EmaStefanova@cs.com [map]



 1 p.m. 

"Workshop: Healing Ourselves and the Earth": Deep Spring Center.

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HEALING OURSELVES AND THE EARTH | FALL 2019
Saturday | November 9 | 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday | November 10 | 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Teachers: Barbara Brodsky (channeling Aaron, Jeshua, Father John and others) and Dr. Tavis Taylor, M.D.
Held locally at: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth
704 Airport Blvd.Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Get Directions
Also available: Global live streaming, join us from anywhere
Suggested donation: $65 - $195 for the weekend
Registration and information: https://www.deepspring.org/healing-ourselves-and-the-earth-fall-2019/
Dr. Tavis Taylor, M.D. and Barbara Brodsky, channeling Aaron, Jeshua, Father John and others, will speak about healing ourselves and the earth. We are already whole, and yet we also experience distortion. If we focus only on the distortion and try to fix it, we give more energy to the distortion. If we deny the distortions, we cannot release them.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI. Suggested donation: $65 - $195 for the weekend. 7344775848. tanaree4@gmail.com deepspring.org [map]



 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Fifth Avenue Press Book Release Reception: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Brief readings by 9 writers from books being published by this AADL imprint. Books are Hannah Burr's Elements: a love letter to all things everywhere (art and reference book), Bethany Grey's All That We Encounter (fiction), Johnny Thompson's Breaking Through (fiction), Judy Patterson Wenzel's Shape Notes (poetry), Shanelle Boluyt's Intersections (YA), and 4 children's titles: James Barbatano and Douglas Bosley's The Dragon Library, Douglas Bosley's The Modern Crab, Debbie Taylor and Keisha Morris's Over in Motown, and Shanda Trent's The Planet We Live On. Signings.
AADL Downtown lobby. Free. 327-4200.


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Shape Note Singing: Ann Arbor Sacred Harp.

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All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Songbooks available, but singers encouraged to bring their own.

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1-4 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. cawolfe@umich.edu. 678-7549, 663-0262. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Tour: Kempf House Museum.

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Guided tours of this restored 19th-century Greek Revival home, named for the family of German American musicians who occupied it circa 1900.
Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations accepted. 994-4898. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Countdown Calendars": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make a calendar that has a small perforated pocket for a small treat or note for each day prior to special event. Paper and decorations supplied, but you'll have to add the treats and glue it together at home.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off a cougar (2 p.m.) and a skunk (4 p.m.). Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a pancake tortoise, a tenrec, an African bullfrog, a chameleon, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5:

Oct. 6: "Inktober Illustrations"

Oct. 13: "Wildly Creative Monsters"

Oct. 20: "Spooky Haunted Houses"
AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm.


 1 & 3:30 p.m. 

"To Find a Wonder": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Jr. Theatre.

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Nov. 8-10. Jennifer Carson directs local actors in her, Dave Holtz, and Brandon Michael Lowden's family-friendly musical comedy about a squire who desperately wants to become a knight. To prove his worthiness, he goes on a quest with his faithful mare, a scatterbrained wizard, a frog prince, and a special vegetable. Stars Tessa Hanrath, Lily Stewart, Ian Weintraub, Ainsley Maddock, Emily Haselschwerdt, & Jacob Wing.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.) and 1 & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Scarlett Middle School, 3300 Lorraine. Tickets $10 (youth, $8) in advance at a2ct.org, by phone, and at the door. 971-2228. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Follies in Concert": Theatre NOVA.

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Sondheim's Broadway smash hit musical concerns a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre of the past performers of the "Weismann's Follies" that played in that theatre between the World Wars. A fundraiser for Theatre NOVA and presented in concert, Follies is a glamorous and fascinating peek into a bygone era, and a clear-eyed look at the transformation of relationships over time, with countless songs that have become standards, including "Broadway Baby", "I'm Still Here", "Too Many Mornings", "Could I Leave You?" and "Losing My Mind." Directed by Diane Hill. Music Direction by Brian E. Buckner. LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
November 7 - 17, 2019
Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Tickets are $30. (No pay-what-you-can tickets are available for this fundraiser.) For tickets, visit TheatreNOVA.org, call 734-635-8450, or buy them in person at the box office one hour before show time.
Theatre NOVA, 410 W Huron St. $30. 734-635-8450. a2theatrenova@gmail.com http://www.theatrenova.org [map]



 2 p.m. 

Bill Lucas: Kerrytown Concert House.

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U-M jazz trumpet professor Lucas performs straight-ahead jazz in an ensemble with by pianist Phil Kelley, bassist Paul Keller, and drummer Pete Siers.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com; reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
 


 2 p.m.  Free! 

History Talks: Saline Area Historical Society.

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Nov. 10: "A Tribute to the Eighth Air Force Bomber Boys of WWII." Talk by local historian Laura Edge.

Feb. 9: "Trabajo Rustico: Creating Art with Cement." Saline historian Gladys Saborio discusses this 20th-century Mexican art style that uses cement, often to create a faux wood look.

Mar. 8: "Soldier's Clothing and Personal Equipment." Typical Yankee infantryman re-enactment by local historian Robert Stone.

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2 p.m., Saline District Library Brecon rm., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-0442. [map]


 2 p.m. 

U-M Women's Basketball.

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Oct. 30: Northwood. 7 p.m. Exhibition game.

Nov. 8: WMU. 7 p.m.

Nov. 10: Bradley. 2 p.m.

Nov. 23: Notre Dame. Time TBA.

Dec. 1: Morgan State. Time TBA

Dec. 5: Syracuse. 9 p.m.

Dec. 8 Oakland. 2 p.m.

Dec. 14: Appalachian State. Time TBA.

Dec. 31: Penn State. 2 p.m.

Jan. 5: Michigan State. Noon.

Jan. 12: Maryland. Noon.

Jan. 26: Rutgers. 2 p.m.

Feb. 2: Iowa. Noon.

Feb. 6: Purdue. 6 p.m.

Feb. 13: Northwestern. 7 p.m.

Feb. 19: Illinois. 7 p.m.

Mar. 1: Indiana. Time TBA.
Various times (see listing), Crisler Center. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of large-scale abstract works.
2 p.m., meet at the UMMA store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2-3 p.m. 

"Alligators and Their Kin": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary (Athens, MI) representatives display live animals and discuss their characteristics and habitats.
Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5); preregistration recommended. $11 state recreation passport required ($16 at the gate). 475-3170. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Chess for All Ages": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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All invited to play chess. A tournament-winning player is on hand to assist. Bring your own board, if you have one (some provided).
2-4 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Drop-In Minecraft": Ann Arbor District library.

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All kids in grades 3-8 invited to stop by to play this popular computer game. New & experienced players welcomed.
AADL Downtown training center. Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m. 

"Follies in Concert": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Nov. 7-17. Diane Hill directs a concert-style staging of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Broadway musical about the reunion of follies showgirls in a vintage vaudeville theater, where they are haunted by the ghosts of their former lives. Favorites in the score include "I'm Still Here," "Too Many Mornings," "Could I Leave You," and "Losing My Mind."
Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) are $30. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Hope for the Holidays": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Arbor Hospice representatives offer advice for facing the holiday season after a loss.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 2-4 p.m. 

"Kids' Game-Together": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Elementary and middle school students, accompanied by a parent, invited to play board and card games. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"La Bohème": U-M Opera Theatre.

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Nov. 7-10. Matthew Ozawa directs U-M opera students in a production of Puccini's beloved opera about the love between a fatally ill girl and an impoverished poet in 1830s Paris. Many of grand opera's most famous arias are part of the score, including "Mi chiamano Mimi," "Che gelida manina," and "Quando m'en vo" (also known as Musetta's Waltz). Italian, subtitles.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $24-$30 (students, $13) in advance at the Michigan League & tickets.smtd.umich.edu, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Marjorie Franklin and the Fight to Integrate the School of Nursing": U-M Nursing History Society.

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Talk by U-M Bentley Historical Library archivist Brian Williams. Followed by a business meeting and tea.
2-4 p.m., 1000 New School of Nursing, 426 N. Ingalls. Free. raduda2010@gmail.com. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Matilda the Musical": Pioneer Theatre Guild.

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Nov. 2, 3, & 8-10. Pioneer High School students perform Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1988 children's novel about a supersmart girl with the gift of telekinesis who is woefully misunderstood. New York Times critic Ben Brantley praises the clever, expressive score and calls the show "an exhilarating tale of empowerment."
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 610 W. Stadium. Tickets $15 (students, seniors age 65 & over, & PHS staff, $10) in advance a2tix.com/organizations/pioneer-theater-guild and at the door. 994-2191. [map]



 2 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]


 2 p.m. 

"The Parliament of Poets": Apollo's Troupe.

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Nov. 8-10. One-hour reading by veteran poet Frederick Glaysher of his 2012 epic poem, which is set partially on the moon at the Apollo 11 landing site, the Sea of Tranquility, where Apollo, the Greek god of poetry, summons ancient and modern poets of all nations to fashion a new vision of life. A combination poetry reading, protest play, and performance art piece.
Hathaway's Hideaway, 310 Ashley. Tickets $15 (students, $12) at the door only. 248-453-4220. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Jacob Warren: First United Methodist Church Green Wood Chamber Music Series.

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This local versatile jazz bassist performs a program TBA.
FUMC Green Wood, 1001 Green Rd. Free. 662-4536. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Open Rehearsal: Young Dancers Initiative.

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Open rehearsal is an experience for members of our community to get a behind the scenes look at the creative process. Be a part of the process as the artists of Young Dancers Initiative rehearse for their annual December concert, with an exclusive preview of "Body Talks: A Trilogy" choreographed by the winner of Emerging Choreographers Project, Alyssa Brutlag. We welcome all members of the community to watch the dancers in action and engage in discussion with the artistic director, dancers, board members, and other members of the community. The arts would not thrive without the support from YOU. Enjoy some light refreshments while sharing in this artistic experience. This is a FREE event!
Ann Arbor Dance Classics, Ann Arbor Dance Classics 3777 Plaza Dr, Ste 4. Free. Megan@youngdancersinitiative.org https://www.youngdancersinitiative.org/



 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Copying and Creativity in Human and Machine Learning": U-M Science, Technology, & Society Program.

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Panel discussion with U-M faculty: electrical engineering & computers professor Raj Rao Nadakuditi, physical medicine & rehabilitation professor Jeff Evans, and UMMA Asian art curator Natsu Oyobe.
UMMA gallery, 525 S. State. Free. 763-2066. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun., except Nov. 24. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 3-5p.m.  Free! 

"Drop-in Fiber Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to bring fiber art projects to work on.
AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Korean Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Korean-language songs, stories, and crafts. For babies & preschoolers (siblings welcome).
AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Salute to Veterans": Dexter Community Band.

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Bill Gourley directs this 85-member volunteer ensemble in a program highlighted by Morton Gould's exuberant "American Salute," John Williams' rousing "Liberty Fanfare," and William Schuman's "Chester Overture for Band." Also, Three Men and a Tenor vocalist Chuck Colby joins the band to perform "God Bless America," the "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Gee Ma, I want to go Home," and an "Armed Forces Salute."
Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker, Dexter. Free. 426-2734. [map]


 3 & 7 p.m. 

"The Godfather Part II": Fathom Events.

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Nov. 10, 12, & 13. (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974). A melancholy crime boss remembers his father's immigrant days. Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro.
3 p.m. (Nov. 10) & 7 p.m. (all dates), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 (except as noted) in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 3:10, 5:50, & 8:30 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, 6:15, & 8:50 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.


 4-8 p.m.  Free! 

Alex Pratt Ceramics Exhibition: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Yourist Studio Gallery is delighted to feature the works of master potter and Yourist instructor Alex Pratt throughout November. Alex's sumptuous pots are beautifully thrown and always inspiring. Alex uses sgraffito, carving, and slip inlay on porcelain vessels, placing stylized natural forms in a geometric framework. Alex is inspired by the freely-applied linear decoration of Oribe pottery and the tightly interlocking compositional style of Cubist painting and sculpture. Alex is a ceramic artist from Dearborn, Michigan, who received his BFA from the University of Michigan, has taught throughout southeastern Michigan, and exhibits his work widely.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. kay@youristpottery.com http://www.youristpottery.com/ [map]



 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 - 5:30 p.m. 

Wu Style Tai Chi.

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Weekly Wu Style Tai Chi with Marilyn Feingold. Learn the ancient art of meditation in motion with this 'soft style' martial art emphasizing relaxation and balance. Suggested donation $5. Drop ins welcome.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Donation. 734-994-3387. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Kids": Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Booked for Murder Mystery Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of 2 of the late British writer Julian Symons' intricately plotted crime novels, Colour of Murder (1957) and The Belting Inheritance (1965).
4:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 769-2149.


 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Game Night: Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Sun. All invited to play card and board games. Also, Dungeon Master on hand to lead a game of Dungeons & Dragons. Bring your own game, or use one provided.
5:30-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 369-4568. [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]



 6-11 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. Game materials provided.
6-11 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. dwright8182@hotmail.com. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., outdoors in Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"8 Pointless Minutes: A Long Form Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to form groups to perform an 8-minute improv sketch. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. Also, different guest musicians each week. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Lo-Fi: Autopilot

Rock duo from Saskatoon. Openers: the local Krautrock-influenced rock bandHydropark, the local rock band Stop Watch, and the Ypsilanti groove-oriented psychedelic rock band. Social Meteor Music. [venue info]

Old Town: Kevin Brown & Jud Branam

Local alt-country duo, both Corndaddy singer- songwriters whose music is equal parts Gram Parsons and Uncle Tupelo. [venue info]

Ravens Club: "Sol Jazz Sundays."

A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by vocalist Heather Black. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Celtic Jam"

Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Swing Night."

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA. [venue info]

 
 


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