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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, November 13, 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]



 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]



 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 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Memory Matters Symposium": Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center/StoryPoint Senior Living.

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Daylong series of talks on dementia, highlighted by a keynote address by Amanda Bulgarelli, a representative from Positive Approach to Care, an organization that educates caregivers on compassionate techniques for dealing with dementia patients.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Kensington Hotel, 3500 S. State. Free; reservations requested at eventbrite.com. 944-6600. [map]


 9:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 10 a.m.-6 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]



 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 a.m. and 1 & 6 p.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.


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Changes to Your Eyes with Aging": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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A talk by Michigan Medicine optometrist Donna Wicker.
2401 Plymouth. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Gravel Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. A slow/moderate-paced ride, with destinations determined by the riders.
9 a.m.(Oct.) & 10 a.m. (Nov.), meet at Barton Park off Huron River Dr. 996-8440.


 10 a.m.-noon 

"Outdoor Sculpture on U of M Campus": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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The University of Michigan has a distinguished collection of outdoor sculpture consisting of over 50 major pieces. The collection began in the earliest days of the campus, but the majority of the works were acquired since the late 1960's. During his 37-year tenure as University Planner, Instructor Fred Mayer worked directly with many of the artists on the development and siting of their works. In this presentation Mr. Mayer will trace the history of the collection and share anecdotes and personal experiences working with the artists. He will also discuss the relationship between the individual pieces and the broader area of campus planning.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $10. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Chelsea District Library.

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Every Wed., except June 12. Stories for kids ages 3-5 (with caregiver).
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Little Listeners": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Join us at the Library every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for a half-hour of fun stories, silly songs, and age-appropriate hands-on activities. Storytime is designed to promote early literacy. Registration is not required.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 11 a.m  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
Respite Available/$5.00 Optional lunch 12-1
Silver Maples, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Little Listeners Storytime: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Join us at Northfield Township Area Library every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for a half-hour of fun stories, silly songs, and age-appropriate hands-on activities. Storytime is designed to promote early literacy. Registration is not required.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 11 a.m.-noon  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! 

"Story Time": Nicola's Books.

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Every Wed. Stories, songs, and crafts for preschoolers. Themes: "Pets"(Nov. 6), "Friendship" (Nov. 13), "Llama Llama" (Nov. 20), and "Thanksgiving" (Nov. 27).
Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 11:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"1/2 Day Pizza Cafe": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited for pizza and games.
SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 11:30 a.m. 

Tina Rivers Ryan: U-M Margaret Waterman Alumnae Town Hall Celebrity Lecture Series.

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Talk by this Buffalo art historian, an expert on post-1950s art.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $45 (members, free). Reservations required. cliff.sheldon@gmail.com, 665-5893. [map]


 Noon-3:45 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]


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Fun": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. All invited to play board games from the Senior Center's collection.
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Place That Face": Chelsea District Library.

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All seniors invited to help identify faces in the collection of photos local photographer Ralph Guenther donated to the CDL when he retired.
12:30-2 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 12:30-2:30 p.m. 

"Wine 101": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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This seminar is for those who enjoy wine, but feel intimidated by their lack of knowledge about it. Learn lots of practical "how's" about wine: making wine; reading a label; using a corkscrew; opening champagne safely; tasting; matching with food; shopping for wine; storing wine, and more. This will be an interactive lecture/discussion. Instructor Martin Friedburg's 25-year career in the wine industry included Sales Manager at two Michigan wineries, ownership of an Ann Arbor wine importing and distribution company and serving as a wine judge. Wines will not be tasted at this event.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $10. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1 & 6:30 p.m. 

"Madama Butterfly": Fathom Events.

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Nov. 9, 13, & 16. Live broadcast (Nov. 9) and rebroadcast (Nov. 13 & 16) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's classic opera about the relationship between a young Japanese geisha and an American naval officer who marries her with the intention of leaving her. With vivid staging by Anthony Minghella. Stars Hui He, Andrea Caré, and Elizabeth DeShong. Italian, supertitles.
12:55 p.m. (Nov. 9 & 16) and 1 & 6:30 p.m. (Nov. 13), Quality 16 (Nov. 9 & 13), 3686 Jackson; Ann Arbor 20 (Nov. 9 & 13), 4100 Carpenter; Emagine (Nov. 9), 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline; and the Michigan Theater (Nov. 16). Tickets $20-$27 in advance at fathomevents.com/events (except Michigan Theater, at michtheater.org). 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine), 668-8397 (Michigan). [map]


 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group in your community and talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of caring for a person living with memory loss. All groups meet monthly and are confidential, free, and open to the public. Anyone involved in caring for or loving someone with memory loss is welcome to join. Please call the chapter office if you have any questions or to confirm meeting date and location at 800-272-3900. Cancellation policy: If local adult education classes have canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, the support group will be cancelled.
Storypoint/Senior Living Communities, 6230 S. State Rd./Independent Living, Saline. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 3 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]


 3:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Dinosaur Explorer: Dino-Make Party": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids in grades K-2 invited for dinosaur-themed activities, including building dino models, digging for dinos, and making dino eggs.
CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

Chanukah Sale: Women of Temple Beth Emeth Gift Shop.

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The Women of Temple Beth Emeth invite you to the Chanakah Sale at our newly renovated Gift Shop.
We are the only Judaica shop in the Ann Arbor area!
During the entire month of November we are offering a 15% discount on all Chanukiahs.
Hours: Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 pm, Sundays 2:30-5:30 pm, Fridays 6:30-7:30 pm (except 4th Friday Guitar Shabbat, 5:30-6:30pm), or by appointment (call 734-665-4744). We accept cash, checks, or credit/debit cards.
Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard. Free. 734-665-4744. https://wtbe.org/ [map]


 4, 7, & 9:15 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.


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Why Witchcraft & Magic Spells Give Us All the Answers to Early Modern Russian History": U-M LS&A Inaugural Lecture.

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Talk by U-M history professor Valerie Kivelson. Reception follows.
Weiser Hall 10th fl., 500 Church. Free. 615-6667. [map]


 4:10 & 10 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.


 4:15 & 9:35 p.m. 

"Jay Myself": Michigan Theater.

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(Stephen Wilkes, 2019). Documentary about noted artist and photographer Jay Maisel.
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]


 4:20, 7, & 9:40 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.


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

League of Women Voters Orientation: League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area.

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League of Women Voters 2.0: Introduction to League Basics for members and prospective members. Learn about how the League plans to be actively involved in the 2020 Census, how the League advocates for good government, how the local, state and national leagues work together, how the League got started 100 years ago, and so much more. Barb Brown will be there to greet you. Come get acquainted.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. publicity@lwvannarbor.org lwvannarbor.org [map]



 4:30, 7:15, & 9:50 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.


 4:45, 7:20, & 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]


 5-6 p.m. 

"Yoga for People Who Don't Do Yoga but Should": A2 Aviary.

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Grr, argh! Stiff joints and tight muscles got you feeling like a zombie? Join us for this gentle, introductory class for absolute beginners! This class is especially for desk bound folks who know they should stretch more, but just aren't finding the motivation to do so on their own. Discover your inner bendiness with poses to increase flexibility, especially in the hips and legs, and spend time cultivating core strength and playing with balance. Perfect to help reduce recovery time and prevent injury, this class is appropriate for all levels. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15-$125. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 5-6 p.m. 

LEARN TO BRAID: GlamEx.

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Learn to Braid event in Ann Arbor 11.3.19 $50 ticket includes instruction with your child / wine / kiddie cocktail / kid-friendly cheese board
A new concept - MOBILE SALON (express services only) called GlamEx is hosting an event: "LEARN TO BRAID" class at YORK on Nov. 13. Bring your child and practice on their hair with instructors - learn how to french braid & more. Hope to see you there!
Tickets (very limited #s) can be purchased here: https://www.toasttab.com/yorka2/v3
GlamEx will come TO YOU for kids' bday parties /events/gatherings/weddings you name it. The truck should be ready in Nov. - so if you have any gatherings coming up - please email GlamExInfo@Gmail.com. Visit the website at: BookGlamEx.com
YORK, 1928 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $50. 734.999.1008. glamexinfo@gmail.com https://bookglamex.com/ [map]



 5:30 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi Pushing Hands": Sun Shen.

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Pushing Hands is an interactive Tai-Chi training which helps you experience the world in a non-reactive, calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. Classes are held Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm by SUN SHEN Head Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang. Please contact Pastor Neuhaus at (734) 531-8796 or info@sunshen.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 6 p.m. 

"One Prayer Class": Sun Shen.

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The One Prayer is a dynamic self-management tool, custom designed for you, that you can take wherever you go and update as you learn and grow. It includes a system of journaling techniques, life organization, and mapping your purpose and trajectory. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction; itʻs about following your heart and vision in concrete and practical ways. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30pm. Contact Samo Joanna Myers at samomyers@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. samomyers@sunshen.org sunshen.org/ [map]



 6 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, 834B Phoenix Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $20. (734) 747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 6-7 p.m. 

Intro Aerial Sling and Static Trapeze: 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]



 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6 p.m. sharp, AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Every Wed. Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help from club members. Knives and block-out & rough-cut patterns for sale.
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or so, Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

National Homeschool Music Ensemble: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Performance by ensemble of homeschooled area kids. The program begins with a potluck (bring a dish to pass).
6:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 274-0773, 769-1052. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

The Open Organization Of Lockpickers: TOOOL-Ann Arbor Locksport.

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The mission of The Open Organization Of Lockpickers is to advance the general public knowledge about locks and lockpicking. By examining locks, safes, and other such hardware and publicly discussing our findings, we hope to strip away the mystery with which so many of these products are imbued.
All are welcome. If you have any locks or tools, feel free to bring them. If not, there are plenty to go around. Meetings generally consist of people picking locks while we talk about physical or cyber security, or just about anything else.
(Second Wednesday of each month.)
Ann Arbor Locksport - https://a2-locksport.org/
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com https://www.maker-works.com/events/toool-the-open-organization-of-lockpickers [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Beyond Measure": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Vicki Abeles, 2014). Documentary about a vanguard of American educators pioneering new forms of education that de-emphasize grades & test scores.
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.


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Foster": Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Deborah Oppenheimer and Mark Jonathan Harris, 2018). HBO documentary about the U.S. foster care system. Followed by a Q&A with Judson Center Washtenaw staff.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., FREE. 327-4200. 343 S. Fifth Ave.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Read-Along Dog": Saline District Library.

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Kids in grades 1-4 invited to read to Vedder and Summer, registered Therapaws reading dogs.
6:30-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 2-3 p.m. (Sun.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Poetry and the Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series.

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Poetry workshop. All writers welcome to share
and discuss their poetry or short fiction.
BRING ABOUT EIGHT COPIES OF YOUR WORK.
COPIES WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU.
Hosted by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, and Dave Jibson.
see our blog at https://cwcircle.poetry.blog/
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. Free. 7346652757. info@crazywisdom.net www.crazywisdom.net [map]


 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline east of Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. http://bridgeclubs.org/index.php?id=289. 769-3994. [map]


 7 - 8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Meditation Sessions: Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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Jewel Heart Facilitators will provide basic guidance for using the breath as a point of focus in these concentrated meditation sessions.
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 734-994-3387. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]


 7 p.m. 

U-M Volleyball.

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Nov. 6: MSU.7 p.m.

Nov. 9: Illinois. 7 p.m.

Nov. 13: Iowa. 2 p.m.

Nov. 27: Perdue. 7 p.m.

Nov. 29: Indiana. 1 p.m.

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Various times., Cliff Keen Varsity Arena, S. State at Hoover. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Washtenaw Bicycling & Walking Coalition's Annual Fall Gathering: Washtenaw Bicycling & Walking Coalition.

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Every November the WBWC hosts our annual Fall Gathering to bring the biking & walking community together for a fun night of socializing & hearing from community leaders/experts.
We invite you to join us to meet like-minded bicyclists & pedestrians, hear the latest in biking & walking news from our two great speakers, & share your ideas about what would make Washtenaw County a better place to bike & walk.
This year's guest speakers:
Susan Pollay from the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority
Susan Faulkner & Jeff Hardcastle from the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative
This event is free & open to anyone. We'll provide the snacks, drinks are on you.
Everyone who becomes a member of the WBWC or renews membership during the Fall Gathering will be entered into a drawing to win prizes at the end of the night! Learn more at our facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2450244701926650/
Celtic Room | Conor O'Neill's, 318 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. info@wbwc.org wbwc.org [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"AfterHours Book Club": Serendipity Books.

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All invited to discuss books.

Sept. 18: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey's 1962 novel about an iconoclastic free spirit who incites his fellow asylum inmates to rebellion against an iron-willed nurse.

Oct. 6: Michigan true-crime writer and memoirist Mardi Jo Link discusses her work. Q&A.

Nov. 13: Dear America: Notes of An Undocumented Citizen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas's memoir.

Dec 11: The Library Book, Susan Orlean's exploration of the social and cultural importance of libraries.

Jan. 15: Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi's memoir about a study group she started in 1995 to discuss great works of Western Literature banned by the Iranian government. Feb. 19 & Mar. 11: TBA.

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7-8:30 p.m., Serendipity Books, 113 Middle, Chelsea. Free. 475-7148. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 8 copies of your work to share.
Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Basic Knife Skills": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodgers presents a lively interactive talk on techniques and how to properly use, store, and care for high-quality knives.
AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Color Away": Sweetwaters Plymouth Green.

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Every Wed. All adults invited to color. Supplies provided.
7-9 p.m., Sweetwaters, 3393 Plymouth Rd. Free. 369-4568. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Dragonfly Garden Stakes": Chelsea Evening Primrose Garden Club.

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ll invited to make a decorative dragonfly from a kitchen wire whisk, a metal skewer, and beads. Whisk, skewer, and some beads provided. Bring needle nose pliers and additional adornments.
7 p.m., Chelsea Train Depot, 125 Jackson., Chelsea. $10, preregistration required by emailing EpGardenClub98@gmail.com. 634-1954. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Head of State": U-M Armenian Studies Program.

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(Hrant Yeritskinyan, 2016). Comedy about a carping jobless journalist who becomes the Armenian president overnight. Armenian, subtitles.
555 Weiser Hall. FREE. 764-0622. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Seeing Queer History": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Washington, D.C.-based writer Matthew Riemer reads from We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation, the new book he co-wrote with his husband.
AADL Downtown lobby. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right": Literati Bookstore/U-M Knight-Wallace Fellowship.

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NYC-based writer Anne Nelson discusses her new book about a group of 50 Republican operatives who, after Reagan's election, began a systematic effort to roll back civil liberties and dismantle the social safety net. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 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).


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The History and Legends of Finland": Dexter District Library.

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Music- and video-illustrated talk by Michigan historians Al and Dave Eicher.
7-8 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free, preregistration required. 426-4477, ext. 119. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Wed. Dance instructor Cheryl Feit and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dances to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week. Wear soft-soled shoes.
7:30-9:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States": History Readers.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by local public health nurse Ann Garvin, of Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's 2014 book about the centuries-long post-Columbian genocide of Native Americans.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, Booksellers, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Up There": State Theater.

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(Michael Blaustein & Daniel Weingarten, 2019). Comic drama about a journalist on a lame assignment in the U.P. who gets a lead from a local on a story that could make his name. Post-film Q&A with the filmmakers.
$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).


 7:45 p.m. 

"Full Metal Events": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Area comic Shelly Smith hosts an evening of comedy and music, with Michigan comic Kyle Forsyth, whose sets blend irreverent opinions with personal stories, and Kalamazoo comic Ellie Snyder, who draws inspiration from her ex-boyfriends' mothers, college misadventures, and grumpy women who yell at grocery cashiers. Also, Detroit rappers Nappi Devi and Joey Hamood.
7:45 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8 in advance at pointlessbrew.com; $10 at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Brendan James.: The Ark.

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New Hampshire-bred L.A. pop-folk singer-songwriter and pianist, known for his sly lyrics exploring the contours of modern love. After a hiatus, he has returned with a new EP, Wish You Well. Opener Pete Muller is not only a singer-songwriter but a crossword puzzlist and an investment banker.
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. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems on various themes. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Nonmembers also invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. Onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Rising Appalachia: The Ark.

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Sold out.
The Ark, 316 S. Main. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Every Thurs. except Nov. 27 Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 9 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Nov. 6, 13, & 20. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Ballroom (Nov. 6), location TBA (Nov. 13), & Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. (Nov. 20). $5 (students, $3; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). swingannarbor.com/calendar, 945-8428. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Aqueous

Popular Buffalo groove-rock jam quartet. Opener: Great Time, a highly regarded Philadelphia indie rock trio. 8 p.m.-midnight. $15-$17. [venue info]

Blue Llama: Jason Marsalis & the 21st-Century Trad Band

Quartet led by jazz drummer and vibraphone player Marsalis, a member of the New Orleans-based Marsalis musical dynasty who began playing drums at age 7 for his father's band. "Just as his drumming is steeped in both modern and New Orleans rhythmic styles, his vibes playing draws on the rich tradition of that instrument … with commendably ardent swing," writes a Jazz Times reviewer. $35-$55. 7 & 9:30 p.m. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde

Bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Jason Dennie and Tommy Reifel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

CoOp: Open Mike

All musicians invited. First come, first served. 8 p.m. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Andrew Brown's Djangophonique

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by a local quartet led by guitarist Brown. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [venue info]

Mash: David Roof

Local blues-rock singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Pajamas

Local pop-rock jam trio. [venue info]

Old Town: Music Makers Vol. II

Local jazz ensemble. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Pittsfield Open Band

Old-time American and Irish dance tunes. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Open Mike

All acoustic musicians invited. Hosted by Rochelle Clark. [venue info]

 
 


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