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. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
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. email@example.com https:
Small-Group Personal Training. A full body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine with customization to your fitness level.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $20. (734) 747-0123. firstname.lastname@example.org betterlivingfitness.com [map]
U-M law professor David Moran discusses how the Michigan Innocence Clinic litigates cases where there is no DNA evidence to absolve wrongfully convicted persons. Second in a series of 5 monthly lectures.
WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $55 (members, $30) for 5-lecture series; memberships are $25 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]
Family Tree Doctor (Howell) owner Hertz discusses the effect of this year's weather on plants and trees.
10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 730-2947. [map]
Nov. 12, 19, & 26. Songs, stories, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats. For kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).
Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson, ste. A1. $5 per child (babies under age 1, free). hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]
Our award winning Mothers Group is a great opportunity to meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. The group is facilitated by two experienced moms, a Social Worker and an MPH and Certified Lactation Consultant. Together they have years of experience on infant development and postpartum adjustment. The six week series begins each class with group discussion on a topic pertinent to early parenthood such as getting enough sleep, feeding, changes to relationships, and places to go with your baby. If you will be going back to work during the six weeks, please contact our office for a prorated rate. You may also join any time during the session for a discounted rate. This group is designed from babies from newborn to crawling.
The Fall Moms Group meets on Tuesday mornings from 10:30-noon from November 5th through December 17th. (The group skips the week of Thanksgiving)
Save $5 by registering before November 3rd and using the promo code SUPPORT
Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings, 2311 East Stadium Suite 202-2. $100/six weeks. 734-221-0158. email@example.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]
Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Now online. Please join us for this weekly free one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between. Come when you can. Experience the power of mindfulness in community!
Please message firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom link.
Now Online! Formerly Center for Innovation Community Room 2, 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. Online. 734-276-7707. email@example.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]
Every Tuesday Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served. Nov. 5: University of Wisconsin business professor Yongheng Deng on "Estimating the Unofficial Income of Officials from Large Asset Purchases." Nov. 12: Ryerson University (Toronto) history professor Yunxiang Gao on "Liu Liangmo (1909-1988): Transpacific Mass Singing, Journalism, and Christian Activism." Nov. 19: University of Tennessee-Knoxville history professor Charles Sanft on "The Emperor has No Voice: Imperial Utterance in Excavated Han Documents." Nov. 26: U-M Center for Chinese Studies postdoc Eloise Wright on "Periphery, Locality, and Status in Writings from 16th-Century Dali, Yunnan."
110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Yoga instructor Jo Ann Yates discusses how to use stretch yoga to increase flexibility and improve memory. Bring a mat, if you have one; some available to borrow
Noon-1:15 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free, preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
Intermediate and advanced conversation/culture, pronunciation/presentation, and writing practice for learners of English as a second language. No beginner groups available. NOTE: Church remains locked at all times. Follow instructions for entry at the side doors.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw Avenue. Free. 734-662-4466. [map]
Please Join We Care Connect Memory Cafe for snacks, activities and time to socialize. Call Monica or Shonda at the Ypsilanti Senior Center for more information at 734-483-5014
Ypsilanti Senior Center, 1015 N. Congress St., Ypsilanti. 734-483-5014. alz.org
Nov. 5: "Ghetto: The History of a Word." Talk by George Washington University modern Jewish intellectual and cultural history professor Dan Schwartz.
Nov. 12: "Jews, Genetics and the Search for Lost Ancestors." Talk by University of Pennsylvania Hebrew and Semitic languages and literatures professor Steve Weitzman.
Nov. 19: "Yiddish in Poland: Past, Present, and Future." Panel with U-M Frankel Institute fellows Karolina Szymaniakl Genevievè Zubrzycki, and Benjamin Paloff.
4-5:30 p.m., 202 S. Thayer, rm. 2022. Free. 763-9047. [map]
Jews, Genetics and the Search for Lost Ancestors
Genetic breakthroughs have created a newly scientific way to reveal one's distant ancestors, and spawned a multi-billion dollar ancestry testing industry in the process. What does such research reveal about the origin of the Jews? Can it trace their ancestry all the way back to the biblical past? This presentation will survey recent efforts to use genetics to illumine the ancestry of the Jews, weighing its insights against the criticisms and fears of skeptics.
Thayer Building, Room 2022, 202 S Thayer St. Free. 7347639047. email@example.com https:
Panel discussion with Center for a New American Security transatlantic security program director Andrea Kendall-Taylor, U-M political science professor Anne Pitcher, and UC-San Diego political economy professor Victor Shih. Moderator: WCED director Dan Slater.
1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]
"Reading the Qur'an through the Lens of Indigenous Rights: Canaanites, Israelites, and the Biblical Legacy": U-M Global Islamic Studies Center.more >
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Talk by University of Edinburgh Islam & Christian-Muslim relations professor Shadaab Rahemtulla.
500 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 615-9558. [map]
"Special Collections After Hours: Indigenous Identity and Resistance in the Archives": U-M Special Collections Library.more >
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Display of documents related to the histories and identities of indigenous peoples of North America and the ways they resisted colonization. Light refreshments.
4-6 p.m., Hatcher Grad Library 6th fl., enter from the Diag. Free. 763-7901.
(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.
(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.
(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]
Every Tues. All invited to work on knitting projects and hang with adoptable cats. A knitting expert is on hand. Coffee.
5:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. $7 ($24 per month). 661-3575. [map]
This an all-levels instructor-guided conditioning circuit class is perfect for new aerialists, experienced flyers as a supplement to their current training, or for any folx who are interested in a new and exciting way to exercise. We will focus on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Tuesdays during football season, join former Michigan starting quarterback Devin Gardner and WTKA Inside the Huddle host Michael Spath as they recap the Wolverines' most recent game, with film study insights, and a Q&A while enjoying the food and drink at Wolverine State Brewing Co.
Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium Blvd. Free. 734-369-2990. email@example.com WolverineBeer.com [map]
Set against the national debate over the United States' energy future - and the explosive decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement - Paris to Pittsburgh captures what's at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding.
Join the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability and the City of Ann Arbor for a free screening of National Geographic's Paris to Pittsburgh.
Space is limited, please RSVP to reserve your free seat.
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Screening of this 2018 National Geographic documentary, set against the national debate about the U.S. energy future, about the efforts of individuals and cities to confront threats arising from climate change. Followed by discussion with city sustainability & innovations manager Missy Stults and U-M environment & sustainability professor Sara Hughes.
Michigan Theater. Free, but tickets required via eventbrite.com
"Value the Voice: 'Thank You, Next!' Lessons Learned from Experiences We Hope to Never Repeat": U-M Comprehensive Studies Program/U-M Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.more >
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U-M students, faculty, and staff tell stories about campus life, coming of age, learning, and growing. Reception follows at the Trotter Multicultural Center (428 S. State).
6 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-9128. [map]
"Riding the Wave: The Changing Role of Museums and Museum Professionals": University of Michigan Museum Studies Program.more >
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Presentation by Paula Gangopadhyay
The speaker will unveil some exciting opportunities that the 21st Century is providing to museums and museum professionals, allowing them to rethink and reimagine their roles, reconsider the ways they can contribute, and succeed as innovative leaders within museum organizations.
Rackham Graduate School, 915 E.Washington Street. Free. 734-936-6678. email@example.com http:
Center of Michigan Beekeepers member Steve Tillman shows how use styrofoam to make nucs (small "nucleus" honeybee colonies created from larger ones). Also, a presentation on bees in New Zealand.
6:30-8:45 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
Nov. 1: Saginaw Valley State. 7 p.m. Exhibition game.
Nov. 5: Appalachian State. 7 p.m.
Nov. 12: Creighton. 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 15: Elon. 7 p.m.
Nov. 22: Houston Baptist. 7 p.m.
Dec. 6: Iowa. 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 14: Oregon. Noon.
Dec. 21: Presbyterian College. Noon.
Dec. 29: UMass Lowell. 2 p.m.
Jan. 9: Purdue. 7 p.m.
Jan. 22: Penn State. 7 p.m.
Jan. 25: Illinois. Noon.
Feb. 4: Ohio State. 7 p.m.
Feb. 8: MSU. Noon.
Feb. 16: Indiana. 1 p.m.
Feb. 27: Wisconsin. 7 p.m.
Mar. 5: Nebraska. 6:30 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Crisler Center. Ticket prices $15-$60. 764-0247. [map]
Local crafter Drew Hill shows participants how to crochet and join together granny squares.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.
A discussion on government.
Readings to consider:
1. Bioethics as Politics
2. 'Fat Ethics': The Obesity Discourse and Body Politics
3. HB 481
4. A Man, Burning: Communicative Suffering and the Ethics of Images
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings contact Barry Belmont at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http:
Be it resolved that the policy of this group is to read the blog: https:
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. email@example.com https:
It is time for FID's Annual How-To-Help Seminar that gives folks at congregations, human-service organizations, and the average person a chance to ask questions!
St. Luke - Ann Arbor, 4205 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 734-485-7658. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. Pay what you can; $8 suggested donation (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]
All age 21 & over invited to discuss 11/22/63, Stephen King's 2011 novel about a high school English teacher who travels back in time to try to prevent JFK's assassination.
7-9 p.m., 3154 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]
Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
Nov. 12: "Groundcovers." Talk by Michigan Gardening writer Julia Hofley.
Jan. 14: "Permaculture Gardens." Talk by Ann Arbor schools science teacher Matt Nolan.
Feb. 11: "The World of the Senses." Talk by local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd.
Mar. 10: TBA.
7 p.m., Dexter Senior Center (Apr. 9), 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter, and Hilltop Nursery (May 14), 8996 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor. Free. 253-2727. [map]
Readings by these 2 poets. Northern California-based Peñaloza's Former Posessions of the Spanish Empire is a collection of emotionally complex poems exploring grief and violence, desire, and the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Seattle-based Carty's Huge Cloudy alternates lyric narrative with longer serial poems that draw inspiration from Seattle neighborhoods and coastal environs.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
This Michigan poet, founder of the writers-in-schools program InsideOut Literary Arts Project (Detroit), reads from One Less River, her new collection of environmental poetry that follows the Detroit River and revolves around themes of separation, love, and loss. Also, a reading by Michigan poet Dennis Hinrichsen. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.
Vermont-based James Beard award-winning chef Molly Stevens hosts a dinner highlighted by dishes from her new cookbook All About Dinner: Expert Advice for Everyday Meals. The menu features Tunisian chickpea stew, roasted carrots with pistachios, sumac, and yogurt lime drizzle, and flank steak.
Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $75; reservations required. 663-3663. [map]
Former assistant attorney general (2014-2016) John Carlin discusses his new book about the ways the increasing digitalization of the economy leaves the U.S. vulnerable to hackers, terrorist recruiters, and spies. Signing & reception.
7 p.m., Ford Library, 1000 Beal. Free. 205-0555. [map]
"Great Lakes Sea Lamprey: The Seventy-Year War on a Biological Invader": Ann Arbor District Library.more >
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U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center researcher Cory Brant reads from his new book. At the height of the crisis in the mid-20th century, lampreys destroyed 98% of lake trout, triggering an unprecedented level of international scientific and political cooperation to preserve the Great Lakes from ecological collapse. Signing.
AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm. Free. 327-4200.
GrieveWell representatives offer advice for facing the holiday season after a loss.
7-8 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]
Meditation guided by local meditation leader Amy Tarrant. Bring a blanket or pillow, if you like.
AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.
"Stress, Sleep, and Depression Costs in the Workplace: What Can We Do About It?": Ann Arbor District Library Bright Nights Community Forum.more >
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Talk by U-M Depression Center associate director Sagar Parikh. Panel discussion follows with U-M psychiatry faculty including Michelle Riba, coauthor with Parikh of Mental Health in the Workplace: Strategies and Tools to Optimize Outcomes.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.
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
(Jean-Luc Godard, 1969). French New-Wave drama with a wandering plot about a man and his mistress on a crime spree through the French countryside. French, subtitles.
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.
All invited to discuss David Quammen's acclaimed 2018 book about the effect of recent discoveries in molecular biology on our understanding of evolution.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157.
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Cyclists invited to join club members on this easy-paced ride of 20-30 miles.
Meet at Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1951 Newport Rd. Free. 996-8440. [map]
"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part 2 has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when teen substane use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part 2 ends with adults and young people together hearing a talk by a young person in recovery from a substance use disorder. The series is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists, and co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the WISD/LESA Health Educators' Learning Network and Saint Joe's Greenbrook Recovery Center. The series is inclusive of parents/guardians, teens, other family members, professionals and students - all are welcome. Free, open to all, registration is not required.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. email@example.com http:
Join us for this self-proclaimed "geek show-and-tell." Makers present their creations!
We have people interested in a wide scope of topics and endeavors. Programming, robots, machining, welding, artistic creations, metal casting, anything being built. Pretty much anything someone is "Making" is welcome at a Go-Tech meeting.
Also, if you have a problem with your project ask for help and the brain trust of Go-Tech will amaze you with solutions to difficulties you haven't even explored yet. This is an open group. All are welcome and especially young makers are encouraged to bring in a project to show off.
Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 7342224911. frontdesk@maker-works https:
All invited to join this monthly gathering to sing songs from the various branches of American folk music.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5. 794-6250. [map]
Earle: Jake Reichbart
Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.
Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo
This local pop-rock singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with.
Oz's Music Environment: "Anything Goes Open Stage"
All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Jim Novak.
Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis
Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. His latest CD, Big Car Town, is a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage.
Ypsi Alehouse: Phil McMillion
Veteran local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 7-9 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band
Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble founded by the late saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger.
Zou Zou's Cafe: "Groovy Tuesday."
Folk & blues Americana by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Mike Steele & Tommy Reifel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzmeier.
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