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Calendar of Events

Monday, March 2, 2020






 
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: 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]


  10:30 a.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled Baby Playgroups: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (various times): Hour-long program for ages 24 months & under (with caregiver) of 15 minutes of stories, rhymes, and songs followed by open play. No older siblings, please.
AADL Downtown, Mon. 10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, Tues. 10 a.m. & Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Pittsfield, Wed. 11 a.m. Traverwood, Fri. (except Mar. 6) 10:30 a.m. Westgate, Thurs. (except Mar. 26) 2 p.m. Free. 327-4200.


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensation Stations": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Toddlers ages 8 months-2 years (with caregiver) invited to scoop, pour, squeeze, and shake a variety of materials.
AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled 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. 

Canceled: 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. 

Canceled: 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! 

Canceled: 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! 

Canceled: 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 - 2:30 p.m. 

"Mindful Self-compassion": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This course will introduce participants to the principles of Mindful Self-compassion (MSC). Self-compassion can be defined as learning to treat yourself the way you would treat a good friend when they suffer, fall short, or fail in some way. MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience.
Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing. It's being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity. The Study Group led by Bernadette Beach is held on Mondays March 2 through April 6.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Street. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Writing Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Seniors invited to read and discuss their poetry, essays, fiction, and reminiscences.
2401 Plymouth. Free. 998-9353. [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, 6:50, & 9:20 p.m. 

"Portrait of a Lady on Fire": State Theater.

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(Céline Sciamma, 2020). Romantic drama about a French painter commissioned to do a wedding portrait of young woman without her knowing. French, subtitles.
Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME. Town: Ann Arbor.


 4:10 & 6:40 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.


 4:15 & 9:20 p.m. 

Canceled: "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]


 4:20, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band": State Theater.

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(Daniel Roher, 2020). Documentary about the Robertson's young life and friendship with 4 other men who would become his band mates.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30, 7:10, & 9:35 p.m. 

"Seberg": Michigan Theater.

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(Benedict Andrews, 2019). Thriller based on events in the life of French New Wave darling Jean Seberg.
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]


 6 - 8 p.m. 

"The Bee Lady Talks": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Explore the life of the honeybee in and out of the hive. Victoria Dluzen McIntyre is an amateur apiarist whose love of honeybees comes to her naturally - her family name 'dluzen' means 'keeper of the bees' in Polish. Known as 'The Bee Lady', Victoria has travelled around southeastern Michigan giving talks (The Bee Lady Talks) to schools, garden clubs, and civic groups. Come and learn about the mysteries of the hive and how 50,000 bees work together for one common good. The Study Group is held on Monday March 2.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 6-8 p.m. 

Canceled: 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]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "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]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Katherine Pfeffer Pross: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This Dexter-based historical portrait painter discusses her exhibit Patriarchal Rule and the Struggle for Change.
AADL Downtown 3rd fl. open space., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200.


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Inventor Series: Hedy Lamarr": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to celebrate the radio technology advancements made by this WW II-era Hollywood star-turned-inventor by making a small radio station using an AADL Raspberry Pi and a simple wire antenna.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Writing Books for Children & Teens": Ann Arbor District Library Emerging Writers.

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Panel discussion with picture book writer Rhonda Gowler Greene, young adult writers Patrick Flores-Scott and Merrie Haskell, & Sleeping Bear Press editor Sarah Rockett. Moderated by veteran local short story writer Alex Kourvo. Also, at 7 p.m. on Mar. 16, Kourvo and science fiction & fantasy writer ZZ Claybourne answer questions, share resources, and critique your writing, if you wish.
AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Annual Herb & Vegetable Seed Giveaway: Herb Study Group.

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Master gardener Madolyn Kaminski discusses how to grow herbs from seed. Raffle of a seed starting kit. Also, limited supply of small seed packets and handouts available for free (first come, first served).
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Respect: The Poetry of Detroit Music": Literati Bookstore.

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Various writers read their contributions to this 2019 anthology of essays about Detroit musical history. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"The Struggle to Forgive": Lifetree Café.

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All invited to join a conversation led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members.
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Varda by Agnès": Michigan Theater.

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(Agnès Varda, 2019). Documentary about the pioneering French film director, active during the French New Wave.
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.


 7:30 p.m. 

"CatVideoFest": Michigan Theater.

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Mar. 2 & 7 Compilation of funny and cute online cat videos. A portion of the sales go to the Humane Society of Huron Valley.
Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Large Ensemble Meeting: Ann Arbor Recorder Society.

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All beginning and advanced players of the recorder and other early instruments invited. Directed by viol teacher and early music specialist Janet Cannon. Music provided; bring your own music stand.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free to visitors ($40 monthly dues for those who join). a2RecorderSociety.org. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Crystal Bowersox: The Ark.

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Soulful country-flavored folk-rock singer-songwriter from northern Ohio who was the runner-up on the 9th season of American Idol in 2010. She has since moved to Nashville and released the Americana-flavored album Alive. Opener is David Luning, who dropped out of college to pursue songwriting shortly after hearing John Prine's music for the first time.
1 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and (if available) at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Canceled: Argentine Tango Practice: Tangolab.

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Every Mon. Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by lessons for beginners (6:30 p.m.) & intermediate/advanced dancers (7:30 p.m.)
8:30-11:30 p.m., Pittsfield Union Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5 (with lesson, $10). 819-1292. [map]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Canceled: 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]


 9:10 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.


 9:30 p.m. 

Canceled: "Oscar Shorts: Animations": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of short animated 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]


 9:40 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: Mechial White

Dexter ambient smooth jazz musician and DJ, aka The Groovematist. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: 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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