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Calendar of Events

Monday, March 16, 2020






 
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 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Canceled: Michigan Machine Knitters' Meeting.

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All interested area machine knitters invited to discuss machine knitting techniques and show & share members projects. Followed by open knitting; bring your knitting machine, if you'd like. Also, on Mar. 16, a member TBA discusses how to make a crescent shaped shawl.
Chelsea District Library, McKune Rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free, preregistration requested. (517) 740-2306. [map]


 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]


 10:30-11 a.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Preschool ArtStart": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for kids ages 2-5 (with caregiver). Siblings welcome.
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley. Free. 327-4200. [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.


 11 a.m. (canceled)  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)  Free! 

Canceled: Coworking: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Feb. 17 & 26. All individuals or small groups invited to work in this quiet space outfitted with high-speed internet.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. (canceled) 

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) 

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. (canceled)  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. (canceled)  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 p.m.  Free! 

"Global Yiddish Networks": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Frankel Institute Fellows: Dov-Ber Kerler, Amy Kerner, Eli Rosenblatt, and Nick Underwood
Guest Scholars: Kathryn Hellerstein, University of Pennsylvania
While it originated in Central and Eastern Europe, Yiddish has traveled throughout the world. Centers of Yiddish cultural activity have emerged in different places at different times, and speakers and texts have circulated among these centers, creating a rare case of a nationless language with a global reach. In this symposium, participants explore the global networks of Yiddish. Research will be presented on the presence of Yiddish in places such as Argentina, France, China, the Soviet Union, and the Caribbean.
Rackham's West Conference Room, 915 E Washington St. Free. 7347639047. judaicstudies@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/70150-17538854.html [map]



 1-3 p.m. 

"Ultimate Mixed Media": Saline Area Senior Center.

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All seniors invited to make art. Today, local artist Debra Groth helps participants make a mixed media piece of art to take home. Materials provided; $8 materials fee due day of class.
1-3 p.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. $30 (members, $25), preregistration required. 429-9274. [map]



 4 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 p.m. 

"The Traitor": Michigan Theater.

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(Marco Bellocchio, 2020). Biopic about Tommaso Buscetta, the 1st Sicilian Mafia boss. Italian, subtitles.
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]


 4:15-5 p.m.  Free! 

Caldecott Club: Saline District Library.

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Book discussion group for kids in grades K & 1.
4:15-5 p.m., Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at SalineLibrary.org, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [map]


 4:20, 6:45, & 9:25 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.


 4:30, 7 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Wendy": State Theater.

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(Benh Zeitlin, 2020). Drama loosely based off of Peter Pan.
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, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Emma": Michigan Theater.

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(Autumn de Wilde, 2020). Film adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved comedy.
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]


 4:45, 7:15, & 9:35 p.m. 

"The Times of Bill Cunningham": Michigan Theater.

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(Mark Bozek, 2018). Documentary featuring segments of a 6-hour 1994 interview with the iconic street photographer and fashion historian Cunningham.
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]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Auditions for Chelsea's 2020 Summer Concert Series: Chelsea Festivals and Events.

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Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, one of Michigan's premier summer concert series, is accepting applications to be considered for this summer's entertainment lineup. Auditions will be held Monday, March 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 128 Park Street in downtown Chelsea.
Celebrating its 16th season, Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights is one of the state's largest summer concert series with weekly crowds of over 2,000 people. This year's schedule kicks off June 4 and runs every Thursday through August 13, 2020. Each week, 11 different entertainers perform on 11 separate staged areas throughout the downtown area.
Auditions are open to musicians, singer/songwriters, jugglers, magicians, performers, dance troupes, artists and other street performers. Interested parties are required to complete an application online at https://chelseafestivals.com/soundsights/auditions/.
APPLICATION DEADLINE - MARCH 9, 2020
Chelsea First United Methodist Church, 128 Park Street, Chelsea, MI 48118, Chelsea. Free. 734-355-1323. bridget@dandbmarketing.com chelseafestivals.com [map]



 5-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"International Studies Fourth Annual Alumni Career Panel": U-M Program in International and Comparative Studies.

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Panel discussion with recent University of Michigan alums. More information at https://ii.umich.edu/pics/news-events/all-events.detail.html/68278-17037504.html
5-6:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall., 500 Church St. Free. 764-2268. [map]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Using and Moving the Water: Rights, Access, and Equality": U-M Literature, Science, & Arts Theme Semester.

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Panel discussion with National Wildlife Federation conservation partnerships director Marc Smith, We the People of Detroit president-CEO Monica Lewis, & Detroit-based journalist Anna Clark. Moderated by U-M Water Center director Jennifer Read.
Michigan Union Pendleton Rm. Free. 647-6767. [map]


 6-8 p.m. (canceled) 

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. 

"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.


 6:30-8 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Learn to Use Your E-Reader": Ann Arbor District Library.

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AADL staffers answer questions about online reading devices. Bring your e-reader, if you like.
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled "Macrame Wall Hangings": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All ages knot-tying project. Also, at 6:30 p.m. on Mar. 16 in the AADL Downtown Secret Lab, Allen York Decor owner Karen Hain leads a hands-on demo of this craft.
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [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]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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All crafters invited to bring projects to work on.
6:30-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. (canceled)  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! 

Barbara Melnik Carson: Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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This Detroit-based multimedia sculptor discusses her work.
7 p.m., AAWA Headquarters, 4844 Jackson, ste. 100. Free. AnnArborWomenArtists@gmail.com. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Embroiderers' Guild of America.

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Stitchers of all abilities invited to work on their projects together and learn about guild activities. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by socializing.
West Side United Methodist Church, 900 S. 7th St. Free to visitors ($52 annual dues). 994-4385. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Fox and His Friends": U-M Germanic Languages & Literatures.

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(Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975). A dark tale of queer love, money, and class relations in 1970s West Germany. German, subtitles.
2435 North Quad, 105 S. State. [map]


 7:10 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.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Identifying Invasive Plants": Michigan Botanical Club.

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Talk by club member Don Drife.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free, metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 7:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Sookkyung Cho: U-M School of Music.

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This GVSU piano professor, whose playing the New York Concert Review describes as "sensitive and imaginative," performs an all-Schubert program.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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Presentation by club member Keith Stevenson on mail cachets (printed or stamped designs on envelopes). Also, a mini stamp auction.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free. Arbor@Provide.net, 761-5859. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Certified Copy": Michigan Theater.

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(Abbas Kiarostami, 2010). An English writer on a book tour in Tuscany spends the day with a French antiques dealer. As the day unfolds, their relationship becomes less clear. French, English, Italian; subtitles.
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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Identifying Invasive Plants": Michigan Botanical Club.

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Talk by club member Don Drife.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

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]


 9:35 p.m. 

"Greed": State Theater.

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(Michael Winterbottom, 2020). Comedy about a billionaire, who's career is giving out, trying to save his reputation.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Brewed Awakenings Cafe: Open Mic

The weekly lineup features mostly acoustic musicians, but performers of all sorts are invited. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: The Native Heart

Jazz-oriented folk-rock ensemble from Adrian fronted by Jonathan & Julie Torrence. [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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