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Calendar of Events

Monday, November 25, 2019






 
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 9-10 a.m. 

Zumba: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri., except Oct. 21., through Dec. 20Local dance instructor Karen Silverman leads this high intensity, low-impact aerobic dance workout.
JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Baby Playgroups": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon-Thurs. Hour-long program for kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings, please.

Mon. 10:30 a.m. (Downtown)

Tues., except Dec. 24, 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek)

Wed., except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1, 11 a.m. (Pittsfield)

Thurs. 2 p.m. (Westgate) & 6:30 p.m. (Malletts Creek).
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Turkey Trek Storybook Trail": Chelsea District Library.

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Kids (with caregiver) invited to read sections of a seasonal story at stations along the trail. Families can start the trail any time during the program hours.
CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea.Free. 475-8732. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

"Turkey Trek": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission/CDL.

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Guided trail walk with a reading of Julie Markes's picture book Thanks for Thanksgiving, along with a chance for kids to do some of the activities included on each page.
10:30-11:30 a.m., Baker Woods Preserve Storybook Trail, 11914 Trinkle Rd, Dexter. Free. 971-6337. [map]


 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). Siblings welcome.

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

Tues., except Dec. 24, 10 a.m. (Downtown).

Wed., except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1, 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek), 11 a.m. (Downtown), 1 & 6 p.m. (Westgate).

Thurs. 7 p.m. (Pittsfield).

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


 Noon  Free! 

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

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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.

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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.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs. Closed Jan. 1. 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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


 3-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Romeo is Bleeding": Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Jason Zeldes, 2015). Documentary about Donté Clark, a Richmond, CA-based hip-hop MC & poet who leads a group of high schoolers in staging an adaption of Romeo and Juliet with the hopes of starting a dialogue about urban violence. Q&A follows with Clark, who also does a short performance.
AADL Downtown 1st-fl lobby, FREE. 327-4200. 343 S. Fifth Ave.


 4 & 8:15 p.m. 

"The Irishman": Michigan Theatre.

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(Martin Scorsese, 2019). Biopic about American gangster Frank Sheeran as he recalls his past involvement in crime. Robert De Niro & Al Pacino.
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]


 4:10 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.


 4:20, 7:20, & 9:40 p.m. 

"Frankie": State Theater.

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(Ira Sachs, 2019). Drama about a large family's vacation to a European resort town.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:20, 7, & 9:35 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]


 4:30, 7:15, & 9:45 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.


 4:30, 7, & 9:30 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.


 4:40, 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.


 5:30 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, 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.

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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]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Dementia Care During the Holidays: Tips for Less Stress and More Joy": Miriam Levy Vincent, LLC.

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If you are caring for someone living with dementia and find that holidays bring added worry and stress, please join me for an evening of creative problem solving. Together we will create a set of strategies to help manage some of your anticipated struggles for the upcoming holiday season. The event is FREE but space is LIMITED to 15 participants. Please call, text, or email to RESERVE a spot! If interested, but cannot attend, please send contact info for future events.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Free. 734-972-1074. MiriamLevyVincent@gmail.com a2caringcompanion.com [map]



 6:30-7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"MonkeyPlay": Chelsea District Library.

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Animal-themed physical activity stations for kids ages 2-6.
6:30-7:15 p.m., CD, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 6:30 & 8 p.m. 

Holiday Concert: Saline High School Bands.

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Nov. 25 & Dec. 3. Performance by the SHS symphonic band (Nov. 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m.), the 9th grade band & wind ensemble (Nov. 25, 8-8:30 p.m.), and the symphony & chamber orchestra (Dec. 3, 7-8:30 p.m.). Programs TBA.
SHS Auditorium, 1300 Campus Pkwy., Saline. Free. 401-4394. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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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."

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


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Folk Song Jam-Along."

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All invited to join a family-oriented recreational sing-along of familiar folk, pop, rock, Broadway tunes, and more. Bring your instruments if you'd like to jam along as well. Led by Lori Fithian and Jean Chorazyczewski.
Ann Arbor District Library Westgate. Free. 426-7818.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Grieve Well During the Holidays": Dexter District Library.

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GrieveWell representatives offer advice for facing the holiday season after a loss.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Science of 'Choking Under Pressure': Why We Fail and How to Succeed When It Matters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by U-M psychology professor Taraz Lee.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History of Science Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Simon Ings' 2016 book Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy, 1905-1953.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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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! 

"A Cappellapalooza": Ann Arbor Public Schools.

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Performances by extracurricular a cappella groups from Huron, Pioneer, and Skyline high schools.
7:30 p.m., Pioneer High School, 601 W Stadium Blvd. Free. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"His Girl Friday": State Theater.

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(Howard Hawks, 1940). Comedy about a Chicago newspaper editor who goes to screwball lengths to keep his ex-wife-an ace reporter-from remarrying. Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

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

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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:

 

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]

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]

 
 


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