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Calendar of Events

Monday, February 24, 2020






 
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 9 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Conference on Migration": U-M International Institute.

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Conference featuring International Institute experts in conversation with migration scholars from around the world. With local and international scholars TBA with expertise on the regions of East Africa, North Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America.
9 a.m.-6 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St. Free. 763-9200. [map]



 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Images of Incarceration": U-M Residential College Photography Exhibition:.

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Ashley Hunt directs the program in Photography and Media at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. The exhibition includes a selection of images from Hunt's project "Degrees of Visibility"-a large body of landscape studies that focus on the spaces that surround prisons, jails, and detention centers across the country. Steph Foster recently received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and currently teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. His work in the exhibition includes both photography and videos that examine race, incarceration, and industry, from personal stories to the American Correctional Association's trade show.
Free and open to the public, February 21 - April 9th, Monday - Friday 10am-5pm.
Residential College Art Gallery, 701 East University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/reserve-a-room-/rc-art-gallery.html [map]



 10 -11:30 a.m. 

"Should You Be Using a Password Manager?": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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One of the key identity security layers is having strong, unique passwords. In this class we'll review password basics, and explore the advantages (and disadvantages) of using a password manager. We'll then take a deep dive into LastPass - one of the most popular password managers. Based on what is presented you can decide if a password manager is for you.
Topics covered include:
• Password basics
• Pros/Cons of using a Password Manager
• Lastpass free vs premium
• Installing LastPass on a PC, phone/tablet (demonstration)
• Key features of LastPass (demonstration)
The Study Group led by Harvey Juster will meet Monday February 24. (No OLLI membership required.)
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Winter Democratic Rides": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon.-Fri. Assembled riders choose their own pace, distance, and destination. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
meet at Bird Hills parking lot, 1951 Newport. Free. 347-1259. [map]


 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Weekly Meeting: The U-M Club of Ann Arbor.

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Every Mon. All invited to talk sports with other enthusiasts, and listen to featured U-M sports coaches recap the season. Also, a Weber's catered lunch available ($10.75; seniors, $10.25).
Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. $5 for nonmembers, up to 2 weeks; free for members ($60 annual membership dues). 239-3428. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 13-Apr. 20 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]


 10:30 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. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek)

Wed. 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.


 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. 10 a.m. (Downtown).

Wed. 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-3 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy and poker that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-3:30 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). 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]


 12:30-1 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. Closed Dec. 24-31. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"The Road to Indie Publishing": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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More than one million independent books were published in the U.S. last year. Indie author and illustrator of Haggadah Regatta, Carol Levin will discuss the three-year process, leading up to the publication of her picture book for Passover. Participants will learn why Carol chose to self-publish, reasons she formed a LLC, and her personal journey into the world of picture books. The class will view original sketches and watercolors, examine a printer's pullsheet of the pre-folded, pre-bound book, and discuss the key elements of her book design. The Study Group will be held Monday February 24.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Gender Violence, Immigrant Vulnerability, and the State": U-M (various departments).

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Panel discussion on how gender, race, social class, and immigration status intersect with gender-based violence and impact legal outcomes. Panelists: Managing Attorney of the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center Ruby Robinson, SafeHouse Counseling and Advocacy Services Coordinator Adriana Mancillas, & U-M Women Studies professor Debotri Dhar.

Followed by a Q&A and an Indian dinner.

Co-sponsored by U-M Women's Studies, International & Comparative Studies, Latino/a Studies, American Culture, the Global Scholars Program, and the Michigan Immigration and Labor Law Association at the U-M Law School.
4-6 p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall, 915 E Washington St. Free. [map]



 4 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Documentary": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of short documentaries nominated for an Academy Award.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Stowe Lecture Series: U-M Honors Department.

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Talk by The Atlantic economics & culture writer Derek Thompson, who is also an NPR and CBS News contributor.
4 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 764-6274. [map]



 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Catastrophic Thinking in Science and Culture: Geo-Eschatology & the Anthropocene": U-M Science, Technology, & Society.

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University of Illinois history professor David Sepkoski discusses how newly developed theories of extinction influence discourse about the Anthropocene age.
Ehrlicher rm., 3100 U-M North Quad, 105 S. State. Free. 763-2066. [map]


 4:15 & 9:10 p.m. 

"Oscar Shorts: Live Action"

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Screening of short films nominated for an Academy Award.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:25 p.m. 

"Parasite: Black & White": 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.


 4:35, 6:45, & 9:15 p.m. 

"1917": State Theater.

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(Sam Mendes, 2019). World War I action involving 2 British soldiers, an impossible task, and a race against time.
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 & 9:50 p.m. 

"Olympic Dreams": State Theater.

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(Jeremy Teicher, 2020). Drama about a budding romance that takes place in the Olympic athletes village.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 5, 7:20, & 9:35 p.m. 

"Downhill": State Theater.

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(Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, 2020). A husband and wife reevaluate their lives after escaping an avalanche.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 5-6 p.m. 

"Street Dance": A2 Aviary.

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In this fast pace rhythmic class, students will learn body control and techniques as they learn street dance styles such as popping, tutting, waving, animation and beginner breaking (break-dance). Beginners will gain the foundation they need to grow, while more advanced students will find the challenge of personal style, foundation refinement, choreography, and battling.
Each class begins with a 15 minute warm-up, please bring clean sneakers/tennis shoes. It is strongly recommended that students are able to lift their arms over heads. Class size is limited, all students must register via the included link to be guaranteed a spot in class. =)
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15-$125. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.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]



 6-8 p.m. 

Euchre: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All invited to play.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2). 794-6250. [map]


 6 p.m. 

Nei-Gong Class: Sun Shen.

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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 Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. 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]



 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Young Adult Cancer Support Group: Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Young Adult Cancer Support Group welcomes patients and survivors ages 18-40ish.
This free, professionally-facilitated group offers a space to connect with others who truly understand the unique challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis as a young adult.
Monthly, Fourth Monday of every month, 6 - 7:30 pm
Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, 2010 HOGBACK RD STE 3. Free. 7349752500. info@cancersupportannarbor.org https://www.cancersupportannarbor.org/programs-and-activities/support-groups/ [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 Rd.). Snacks. Snow or shine.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


 7 p.m. 

"ChadTough presents An Evening with Mitch Albom": Bill Crispin Chevrolet.

  community member   < less Best selling author Mitch Albom

Join us for an intimate conversation with Mitch Albom as he reflects on the life-changing experiences that inspired his latest book, Finding Chika. Moved by the suffering he witnessed after the devastating Haiti earthquake of 2010, Mitch adopted a failing orphanage in the city of Port-au-Prince. There he met Chika, a bold and curious five-year-old girl, who had developed a life-threatening brain tumor. The story of their journey and the many things they learned along the way is told in Albom's book. It is Mitch's hope that audiences will be moved by Chika's courage, enlightened by her journey, inspired by her humanity and empowered to help ease the suffering of children worldwide. Proceeds benefit The ChadTough Foundation.
Saline Middle School Auditorium, 7190 N. Maple Rd., Saline. Tickets start at $10. Jen@ChadTough.org https://www.chadtough.org/an-evening-with-mitch-albom/ [map]



 7 & 9:35 p.m. 

Ága": Michigan Theater.

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(Milko Lazarov, 2019). Drama about an elder whose life is nearing its end in the icy north.
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.


 7-8:30 p.m. 

Indian Cooking Class: Tiffin Tonight.

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Priti Kaur, owner of this local homestyle Indian food company, teaches how to make an Indian dish TBA.
7-8:30 p.m., Argus Farm Stop, 325 W. Liberty. $30. 213-2200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Failure to Launch or Developmental Launching Pad?": Ann Arbor District Library.

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U-M psychology professor Katie Jodl discusses the challenges 21st-century twentysomethings encounter during their transition from youth to adulthood.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [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 Burma Rangers": Fathom Events.

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(Chris Sinclair & Brent Gudgel, 2019). Documentary about the 20-year journey of a missionary family in war-torn Burma.
Quality 16 (Feb. 24) and Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine (Feb. 24 & 25).


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Grief 101": Ann Arbor District Library.: Ann Arbor District Library.

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An Arbor Hospice representative discusses what to expect when grieving, strategies for coping, self-care suggestions, and available resources.
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Health At Every Size": Ann Arbor District Library.

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RISE yoga and mindfulness education business owner Raina LaGrand discusses what health is, what it's not, & how it's possible at different body sizes.
AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 & 9:25 p.m. 

"Parasite: Color": 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.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Feb. 10 & 24 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. No experience necessary. Also, local crafter Amber Adams-Fall shows how to hem (Feb. 10) and make a flat-felled seam (Feb. 24).
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:10 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.


 7:30-9:30 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. 

"VHYes": Michigan Theater.

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(Jack Henry Robbins, 2020). Retro comedy--shot on VHS--about a young boy who mistakenly records over his parents' wedding tape.
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.


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Landman & Stadler Duo: U-M School of Music.

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Saxophonists Geoffrey Landman (NYC) and Patrick Stadler (Basel, Switzerland), known for their interpretations of new music, perform a program TBA.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Lúnasa: The Ark.

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Critically acclaimed all-star acoustic instrumental ensemble whose renditions of traditional Irish music are known for their rare blend of exploratory musical intelligence and fiery passion. Members are Flook guitarist Ed Boyd, Coolfin fiddler Sean Smyth, Moving Cloud flutist Kevin Crawford, Nomos piper Ciloian Vallely, and bassist Trevor Hutchinson.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $25 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

University Symphony Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Kenneth Kiesler conducts this ensemble of music majors in works by 3 U-M women composers: Propellers in the Sun by alumna Tanner Porter, Rain On It by composition professor Kristin Kuster, and a Piano Concerto by current music student Karalyn Schubring, who is also the soloist. Also, work by two 20th-century French composers: Fauré's Pelleas and Melisande and Ravel's Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2. 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]


 8:30-11:30 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:

 

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

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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