Ann Arbor Weather:
Thursday November 14, 2019
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed

NOV

            1   2
  3   4   5   6   7   8   9
 10  11  12  13  14  15  16
 17  18  19  20  21  22  23
 24  25  26  27  28  29  30
             

Calendar of Events

Monday, November 18, 2019






 
Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

  community member   < less

Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Sifu Joseph Wang at info@sunshen.org or (734) 531-8796 for more information.
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. (734) 531-8796. info@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9-10 a.m. 

Zumba: Jewish Community Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

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

  community member   < less Event Poster

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



 10-11:30 a.m. 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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


 10-11:30- a.m. 

"Exit Interview with Laurita Thomas": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

A discussion with recently retired U-M human resources vice president. 2nd in a series of talks by retiring academic and community leaders.
WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $10. 998-9351. [map]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool ArtStart": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Craft activity for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult). Siblings welcome.
AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon.-Fri. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield. (No playgroups at Pittsfield during the month of October due to site construction)

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.


 Noon  Free! 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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


 12:30-4 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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


 1-3 p.m. 

Writing Group: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"LOOK 101: Seeing Art in an Instagram World": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Talk by Institute for the Humanities arts curator Amanda Krugliak.
Osterman Common Rm. #1022. Free. 936-3518.


 3-5 p.m. 

"Date Night": Zingerman's Creamery.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Staffers lead tastings of several domestic wines, with artisan cheeses, bread, and other accompaniments. Recommended for couples or other pairs. On Nov. 18, "Beer & Cheese Edition."
Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45/person. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 3:30-5 p.m. 

"Reading The Merchant of Venice in 2019": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less Study Group

Over the course of five weeks, we will read through and discuss one of William Shakespeare's more controversial plays: The Merchant of Venice. Each session we will read out loud one act of the play, and then spend the rest of the session discussing the text and contexts. No outside reading will be required.
Active participation will be encouraged, but if you are more of a listener, then you can still join in on the discussion at the end without taking on an "acting" role. Any modern edition of the text is fine (and a free version can be found online through Project Gutenberg).
Margo Kolenda-Mason, instructor, is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Language and Literature Department at UM, where she studies medieval and renaissance literature. This Study Group will meet Mondays, 3:30-5:00 pm on November 18 - December 16.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 4 p.m.  Free! 

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

  community member   < less

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



 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Collectivity, Community, and Connections in the Pursuit of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion": U-M National Center for Institutional Diversity.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Lecture by U-M psychology and women's studies professor emerita Patricia Gurin.
4-5:30 p.m., 1324 East Hall, 530 Church. Free. 764-6497. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"The Yiddish Columbus: Critical Counter-History and the Remapping of American Jewish Literature": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies Padnos Lecture.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) Jewish American literature & culture professor Rachel Rubinstein discusses Jacobo Glantz's 1939 Mexican Yiddish epic poem Kristobal Kolon.
4 p.m., 202 S. Thayer, rm. 2022. Free. 763-9047. [map]



 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"'Communities of Interest' and Michigan's New Approach to Redistricting Through an Independent Citizens Commission": U-M School of Public Policy Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Panel discussion with Panta Rhea Foundation (CA) director Connie Malloy, legal redistricting counselor Christopher Lamar, and Elections for the State former director Christopher Thomas. Moderator: Voters Not Politicians president Nancy Wang.
Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State. Free. 647-4091. [map]


 4:10 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Joker": State Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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 p.m.  Free! 

Kids Book Clubs: Saline District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Book discussion groups for kids, including Chapter Champs (Nov. 11 & Dec. 9) for kids in grades 1-4, the Caldecott Club (Nov. 18 & Dec. 16) for kids in kindergarten and 1st grade, and Pageturners (Dec. 2) for kids in grade 4 & up.
4:15 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required at Salinelibrary.org. 429-5450. [map]


 4:15, 6:50, & 9:35 p.m. 

The Lighthouse: Michigan Theater Foundation.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 4:20 & 7:20 p.m. 

"Pain and Glory": State Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Pedro Almodóvar, 2019). A film director in physical decline who reflects on his career. Spanish, subtitles.
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.


 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Beer 101": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

  community member   < less OLLI Study Group

This seminar is for those who enjoy beer and want to know more about it, particularly in light of the huge proliferation of beer styles in recent times. Learn basic beer terms, the history of beer, the classic ingredients of beer, beer styles, and the difference between commercial beers and microbrews. This will be an interactive lecture/discussion. Instructor Martin Friedburg's 25-year career in the beer and wine industry included ownership of an Ann Arbor beer/wine importing and distribution company. Beer 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]



 4:30, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Parasite": State Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 4:30-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Racial Migrations: New York City and the Revolutionary Politics of the Spanish Caribbean": U-M Institute for the Humanities Author's Forum.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

NPR Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras and U-M American culture professor Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof discuss Hoffnung-Garskof's new book.
Thayer Bldg. Osterman common rm., 1022 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518. [map]


 4:30 & 9:25 p.m. 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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]


 4:40, 7:10, & 9:50 p.m. 

"Jojo Rabbit": State Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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, & 9:50 p.m. 

"The Report": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Scott Burns, 2019). Drama about an FBI agent who investigates the CIA's use of torture on suspected terrorists in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Adam Driver.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Groups: Alzheimer's Association.

  community member   < less

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.
Northfield Township Senior Center, 9101 N. Main St., Whitmore Lake. Free. 800-272-3900. alz.org/mglc [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

Full Body Fit: Better Living Fitness.

  community member   < less

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


 5:45 p.m. 

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

  community member   < less

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



 5:45-6:45 p.m. 

Intro Aerial Sling & Lyra: A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less

Description:Designed for absolute beginners, each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary!
We'll introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body!
Class size is limited. All students must be signed up for class before arriving to the studio, please register via website.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25-$215. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 5:45-6:45 p.m. 

Intro Aerial Sling and Lyra: A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less an aerilist in black and white striped clothing balances on a lyra, text on photo reads don't just s

Designed for absolute beginners, each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary! We'll introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the aerial apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body! Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

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

  community member   < less League of Women Voters

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.
Ann Arbor Library - Malletts Creek Branch, 30090 E. Eisenhower Parkway. Free. publicity@lwvannarbor.org lwvannarbor.org [map]



 6 p.m. 

Nei-Gong Class: Sun Shen.

  community member   < less

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


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Early College Alliance Information Session: Early College Alliance.

  community member   < less

The Early College Alliance is hosting an information session for the 2020-2021 school year. All interested parents, students, family, and friends are welcome to attend to learn more about the great educational opportunities the ECA has to offer. Current 8th, 9th or 10th-grade students are eligible to enroll for the 2020-2021 academic year.
EMU Student Center Auditorium, Eastern Michigan University, 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti. Free. 7344874290. jackson@earlycollegealliance.info earlycollegealliance.info [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues., 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson.).
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues. & Jackson Sat. run). [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Stitches & Knots: Drop-In Knitting and Crochet": Saline District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to bring a fiber art project to work on.
6:30-8:30 p.m., SDL Brecon Rm., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Zingerman's Southside Selects": Zingerman's Creamery.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Zingerman's co-founder Ari Weinzeig and staffers from all 3 of its southside business - the Creamery, Bakehouse, and Coffee Company - discuss and offer taste samples of their products, tell favorite food production stories, and talk about their latest ideas.
Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $50, preregistration required. 929-0500. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Embroiderers' Guild of America.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Stitchers of all abilities invited to work on their projects together and learn about guild activities. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
Pittsfield Village Community Bldg., 2220 Pittsfield Blvd. (park on the street, or in the south lot). Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 434-9450 or 330-5724. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each session begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Nov. 4: "Has God Left the Building - An Hour of Honest Conversation about the Church." Nov. 11: "Zzzz - Practical Help for Getting a Better Night's Sleep." Nov. 18: "Make a Difference Now - Choose to Be Extraordinary." Nov. 25: "A Day in the Life of the Hidden Homeless - A Mother's Struggle to Keep Her Family Together."

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Malcom Tariq: Literati Bookstore.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

This New York-based Savannah poet reads from Heed the Hollow, his new collection of poems that explore the concept of "the bottom" across blackness, sexuality, and the American South. Also, a reading by Flint poet & sound artist Jonah Mixon-Webster. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Sophie Grillet: Ann Arbor Women Artists.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

This local abstract painter, sculptor, cartoonist, and photographer discusses her work.
7 p.m., AAWA Headquarters, 4844 Jackson, ste. 100. Free. annarborwomenartists@gmail.com. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Adult VR Adventure": Chelsea District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All adults invited to try out the library's virtual reality headsets, including Lenovo Mirage and Sony Playstation.
7-8:30 p.m., CDL learning lab, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required; session limited to 8 people. 475-8732. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Fleabag": Fathom Events.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Broadcast of the National Theatre (London) production of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's vicious, clever one-woman show that inspired the popular BBC comedy of the same name, about a complicated nameless woman navigating London life in the aftermath of a tragedy. The New Yorker calls it a "precision black-humor mechanism, a warped and affecting tale about one single woman's existence."
7 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $15 (tentative) in advance atfathomevents.com/events & at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 7 p.m. 

"Princess Mononoke": Fathom Events.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Hayao Miyazaki, 1997). Dubbed (Nov. 17 & 20) & subtitled (Nov. 18) screenings of this complex anime fantasy adventure set in Japan's Iron Age that depicts a siege by samurai and forest gods of a remote village populated by outcasts.
12:55 p.m. (Nov. 17) & 7 p.m. (Nov. 18 & 20), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), 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. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Big Weeds and Tiny Microbes": Michigan Botanical Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

U-M ecology and evolutionary biology grad student Wesley Bickford discusses how microbes surrounding the invasive Phragmites australis (aka common reed) may be helping it expand its territory. The program begins with a short business meeting. Preceded at 5:45 p.m. by "Dinner with the Speaker" (Rappourt, 2721 Plymouth Rd.; buy your own dinner).
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Network": State Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Sidney Lumet, 1976). Classic satire about a TV network that exploits an ex-anchor's railings against the media. Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall. Post-film Q&A.
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.


 8 p.m. 

Nellie McKay: The Ark.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Ebullient pop-cabaret chanteuse and songwriter whose music somehow manages to come off as at once hip and retro, both disarmingly conventional and disconcertingly offbeat. "McKay's music evokes the lost elegance of pre-Elvis pop music because she recognizes that such stylishness and wit are worth pursuing," says the Washington Post. "But those goals inevitably collide with the realities of money, sex, and politics, and she documents those collisions in her tongue-in-cheek lyrics, emphatic beats, and bubbly melodies." Her recordings range from the Doris Day tribute CD Normal as Blueberry Pie and My Weekly Reader, a collection of mostly forgotten 60s delights, to Sister Orchid, her 2018 collection of standards that's been described as "an American noir travelogue, part Kerouac, part Chandler, all Nellie McKay."
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.  Free! 

University Philharmonia Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Adrian Slywotzky conducts this ensemble of music majors in Haydn's innovative Symphony no. 99 in E-flat Major and Dvorak's moving and magnificent Symphony no. 6 in D Major. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Sounds of America": U-M School of Music.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

This ensemble of music majors performs James Stephenson's American Fanfare, Persichetti's Symphony no. 6, Ching-Chu Hu's In Memory Of, Kevin Day's A Song for Tomorrow, Luigi Zaninelli's Three American Hymns, and Omar Thomas's Of Our New Day Begun. With soprano Samantha Williams and the Arbor String Quartet.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: Omar Aragones

Detroit electronic R&B and soul singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Justin Walter's Poe Boys

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

Ypsi Alehouse: The Good Things

Rock 'n' roll covers & originals by this local band. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Paul Keller Orchestra

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

 
 


You might also like:

Photo: Dominant Defense
Nightspots: Last Word
Restaurants that are Disability Friendly
A clickable zoomable map
Nightspots: Earle
Today's Events
Southeast
Logan
Ann Arbor, A Poem by Meaghan Prindle
Barber Jim Kemppainen
A Yooper reflects on life's twists and turns.
John Hilton
Bed And Breakfasts
One of the finest university art museums in the country, UMMA holds collections representing 150 yea
Vicki's Wash and Wear Haircuts