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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, November 19, 2019






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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



 9:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 10-May 13. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [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 a.m. 

Full Body Fit: Better Living Fitness.

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Small-Group Personal Training. A full body strength training, cardio and flexibility routine with customization to your fitness level.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $20. (734) 747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 10 & 11 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Half hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver).

Mon. 11 a.m. Malletts Creek & Westgate.

Tue. 10 a.m. Downtown & 11 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11 a.m. Downtown, & 1 p.m. Westgate & 6 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10 a.m. Traverwood & 7 p.m. Downtown.

Fri. 10 a.m. Westgate.
Various locations, every Mon.-Fri. (see listing). Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-noon 

Social Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservation required.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"A2 Early Morning Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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A moderate-paced ride with destination determined by the riders.
Meet at Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport. 996-8440. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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


 10-10:45 a.m. 

"Tiny Tails Storytime": Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center.

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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]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Late Fall Moms Group: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings, LLC.

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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. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Open Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Please join us for this 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.
Center for Innovation (formerly St. Joe's Urgent Care) Community Room 2, 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

%stNoon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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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]


 12-6 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]



 Noon-1:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Stretch Yoga Series 2": Saline District Library.

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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]


 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Real and Imagined: Animating the Spaces Between Us": U-M Institute for the Humanities FellowSpeak.

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U-M art & design professor Heidi Kumao discusses the elements that make animation and other figurative art forms accessible to wide audiences. Q&A.
1022 Osterman common rm, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518. [map]


 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Program: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor/Washtenaw Literacy.

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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]


 1:15 p.m.  Free! 

Walking Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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All seniors invited to join a group walk. Canceled for inclement weather.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Scrabble: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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All seniors invited to play.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Brain Games": Saline Area Senior Center.

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SASC program coordinator Andrea Lewis hosts a fun program of games designed to stimulate the mind and keep your brain active.
2-3 p.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 2:30-4 p.m.  Free! 

Guest Lecture: Jugo Kapetanovic, Filmmaker: U-M Residential College.

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Jugo Kapetanovic will speak about Zlata's Diary ("the Bosnian Anne Frank"), the Balkan flooding of 2014, and the relief concerts he organized with Luke Winslow King to raise money for the victims of this climate change disaster.
He will also be speaking about the power of the 4-minute trailer Blues for the Balkans to focus attention on current events.
Jugo is currently raising money for children at the border with the help of Luke Winslow King.
This is a guest lecture in Elizabeth Goodenough's Arts and Ideas in the Humanities course RCHUMS 337 - Children Under Fire: Narratives of Sustainability.
Classroom 1506, East Quadrangle (Northeast side of building), 701 E University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/68845-17163796.html?utm_source=Event+invitation+list&utm_campaign=a6bf779a8b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_26_02_54_COPY_03&utm_medium=email&utm_te [map]



 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Pizza and Pages": Saline District Library.

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Teens invited to discuss popular books. Pizza.

Nov. 19: Internment, Samira Ahmed's new YA novel about a Muslim teen whose life is turned upside down when an Islamophobic president is elected and Muslims are interned in the California desert.

Dec. 17: Stepsister, Jennifer Donnelly's new YA feminist rendition of the Cinderella story from the point of view of the "ugly" stepsister.

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3-4 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required at Salinelibrary.org. 429-5450. [map]


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Tween Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 9-13 invited to discuss a book. Also, a related activity. Snacks.

Nov. 19: Amina's Voice, Hena Khan's 2017 novel about an 11 year-old Pakistani American girl who struggles with reconciling her dream of becoming a soul singer with her Muslim faith.

Jan. 14: Circus Mirandus, Cassie Beasley's debut novel about a young boy who discovers that his grandfather's wild stories about a magical circus are true.

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3:30-4:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-7832. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Yiddish in Poland: Past, Present, and Future": University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Frankel Institute Fellows: Karolina Szymaniak
Guest Scholars: Genevieve Zubrzycki, Benjamin Paloff
Poland has witnessed a resurgence of interest in things Jewish, including a renewed attention to the history and culture of Yiddish. This trend is visible in the creation of new museums and institutes, a newfound interest in Klezmer music, new translation initiatives, and new understandings of the place and politics of Yiddish in Polish history. This panel will explore various facets of this phenomenon, offering insights and raising questions about the implications of the "Yiddish turn" in Poland today.
Thayer Building, Room 2022, 202 S. Thayer St. Free. 7347639047. judaicstudies@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/64984-16499298.html [map]



 4 p.m.  Free! 

Lecture Series: U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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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.

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4-5:30 p.m., 202 S. Thayer, rm. 2022. Free. 763-9047. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Informal Cooperation or Failure to Cooperate? Explaining Low Levels of Formal Cooperation Between Certain Authoritarian States": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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U-M political science professor Barbara Koremenos discusses the nature of bilateral agreements made by Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
555 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 4:10, 6:50, & 9:50 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 & 9:30 p.m. 

The Lighthouse: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Robert Eggers, 2019). Drama about two lighthouse keeps trying to maintain their sanity on a remote and mysterious New England island.
Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4:20, 7, & 9:35 p.m. 

"Parasite": State Theater.

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


 4:30, 7:10, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Jojo Rabbit": State Theater.

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


 4:30 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]


 4:40, 7:20, & 9:25 p.m. 

"Pain and Glory": State Theater.

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(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.


 4:45, 7, & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Report": Michigan Theater.

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(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. 

"KnITTY Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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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]


 6-7 p.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for!
This all levels conditioning class is perfect for new aerialists, or for experienced flyers as a supplement to your current training. 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.
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. 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. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Michigan Football 101 with Devin Gardner": Wolverine State Brewing Co.

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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. michaelspath1980@gmail.com WolverineBeer.com [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Busy People Book Club": Chelsea District Library.

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A book club featuring books no longer than 300 pages.

Nov. 19: An American Marriage.Tayari Jones' 2018 novel about a wrongfully convicted black newlywed released after 5 years in jail who discovers his wife is in a relationship with his best friend.

Jan. 21: TBA.

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6:30-8 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. 475-8732. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Button Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make a button pin. Materials provided, or bring your own image from a magazine, book, or drawing (must be either 1.25 or 2.25 inches).
AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Get into the Zone with Zumba": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A YMCA Zumba instructor leads an hour-long program of this exercise form that combines cardio and aerobics with Latin dance rhythms. Bring a towel and water bottle, if you like.
AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm. Free. 327-4200.


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Holiday Yarn Trees": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make a table topper with yarn and glittery items. Materials provided.
AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. Open to all age 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Men invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). Newcomers should call in advance: 796-7467. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Kaleidoscope Concert Series: Silver Maples of Chelsea.

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Sept. 17: Picks & Sticks Stringband. Local string ensemble whose eclectic repertoire includes swing, jazz, country, and bluegrass tunes.

Oct. 15: San, Emily, and Brian. Local trio of singer-songwriter San Slomovits, violinist-singer Emily Slomovits, and pianist Brian Brill.

Nov. 19: Chelsea House Orchestra. Chelsea High School student ensemble that plays traditional jigs and reels.

Dec. 17: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Chamber Group. Program TBA.

Jan. 21: Dodsworth Saxhorn Band. Award-winning local band that plays 19th-century bass tunes while dressed in period garb.

Feb. 18: Treetown Swingtette. Local ensemble that plays a wide range of swing music, from Cole Porter to Django Reinhardt. Members are fiddler Paul Winder, vibes player Cary Kocher, bassist Kurt Krahnke, and singer-guitarist Myron Grant, who also plays harp and bones.

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7 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-4111. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Polka Jam Session.

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All accordion players and other musicians invited to play polkas and waltzes and other ethnic and old-time music.
7-9 p.m., American Legion Hall, 44 Wabash St. (south off Main), Milan. Free. 529-3903. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Invitation to Kabuki": UMMA.

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Lecture-demo by Japanese actor Kyozo Nakamura on this 400-year-old Japanese theater style, known for fantastically colorful staging, dramatic stories, and beautiful men and women characters played by an all-male cast. Nakamura is a veteran onnagata (actor specializing in female roles). In conjunction with the current exhibit Copies and Invention in East Asia.
7-8:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Sweetland Writer to Writer": Literati Bookstore.

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A U-M Sweetland Center for Writing staffer interviews a U-M faculty member TBA on their writing life.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Understanding Owls": Dexter District Library.

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Representatives from Leslie Science & Nature Center show and discuss live owls.
7-8 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Real Talk about Tobacco and Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Recovery": Dawn Farm.

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Real Talk about Tobacco and Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Recovery will be presented by Rosemary Bak Lowery, MS, CHESŪ, CNP, ACSM-CPT; Health Educator, Tobacco Treatment Specialist at University of Michigan's Tobacco Consultation Service. While cigarette smoking has trended downward in recent years, it is still highly prevalent in adults with mental health and/or substance use disorder (MH/SUD). People with MH/SUD can quit smoking, and when they do, they experience improved mental health and greater success in SUD recovery. Discussion will include tobacco and nicotine products, and specific concerns of people with MH/SUDs. Resources will be given for further information and help quitting, or helping others to quit. Free quit kits will be available in preparation for the Great American Smoke Out on November 21 2019, courtesy of University of Michigan's Tobacco Consultation Service! This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series.
Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Sept. 3 & 17. Club members show their prints on this month's assignment, "Humorous." Also, presentation by Detroit-based cityscape photographer Alanna St. Laurent on "Detroit: Then and Now."
Forsythe Middle School media center, 1655 Newport. Free. 327-4781. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Becoming Nobody": Michigan Theater.

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(Jamie Catto, 2019). Documentary about the eminent 88-year-old Harvard psychologist and self-help guru Ram Dass.
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]


 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio.

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Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Ten storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on an assigned topic-judged by a 3-person team recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Seating limited; arrive early.

2019 topics:

Oct. 1: Fraud.

Oct. 15: Ink.

Nov. 5: Gumption.

Nov. 19: Landmarks.

Dec. 3: Traditions.

Dec. 17: Names.
(Doors open and sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. General admission tickets $15 in advance only at themoth.org beginning a week before each event. 764-5118. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Wallenberg Lecture and Medal Presentation.

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Awarding of the Wallenberg Medal to Safa Al Ahmad, a Saudi journalist and documentarian who's produced BBC and PBS films, at great personal risk, about uprisings in the Middle East. The Wallenberg Lecture honors the memory of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, a U-M alum who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis, only to be arrested by the Soviets and vanish into the Gulag.
7:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free. wallenberg@umich.edu, 764-5536. [map]


 7:30 p.m 

"Becoming Nobody": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Jamie Catto, 2019). Documentary about the eminent 88-year-old Harvard psychologist and self-help guru Ram Dass.
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]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Le Sauvage": Michigan Theater.

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(Jean-Paul Rappeneau, 1977). Romantic drama about a woman who flees her fiancé in Venezuela and hooks up with a perfumer. French, subtitles.
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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ypsi Solar & the Ypsi Skate Park": Huron Valley Sierra Club Ypsi Night.

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Talks by SolarYpsi founder Dave Strenski and Tony Hawk Foundation representative Trevor Staples.
7:30 p.m., Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum, 100 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. Free. hvg@michigan.sierraclub.org. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8 p.m. 

Holly Macve: The Ark.

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British "country noir" singer who made a splash at the SXSW festival in 2016 and released her debut album, Golden Eagle, the following year at age 21. Allmusic calls her "a yodeling Lana Del Rey."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (relocated to the Michigan League during the Union's renovation) and the ark.org, and at the door. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Joan Shelley: The Ark.

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Louisville country-folk singer-songwriter whose music blends old-time country with poetic resonance. Opener: Durham (NC) songwriter and guitarist Jake Xerxes Fussell.
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]


 10:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Tues. Tango dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded at 9:30 p.m. by a lesson ($10).
10:30-11:30 p.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (free with lesson). sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Earle: Jake Reichbart

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

Habitat Lounge: Yellowhammer

Area quartet led by trumpeter Ross Huff that plays jazz standards and funk. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis 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. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: "Groovy Tuesday."

Folk & blues Americana by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Mike Steele & Tommy Reifel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzmeier. [venue info]

 
 


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