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Calendar of Events

Monday, March 23, 2020






 
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 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Online Preschool Circle Time": May's Bilingual Preschool.

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Fun and interactive online preschool circle time to keep preschool-age children engaged for knowledge learning and social skill building.
It starts at 10:00 AM, Monday through Friday and is lead by a highly qualified early childhood education professional, May DeLosh (MEd in ECE).
Everyone is welcome!
URL: www.facebook.com/MaysChinesePreschool
Online. URL: www.facebook.com/MaysChinesePreschool, 3181 Packard St. Free. Online. 7347801529. maydelosh@gmail.com www.MaysChineseSchool.com [map]



 10 a.m.-noon (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Seamus Heaney and Elizabeth Bishop": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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Bishop and Heaney were two of the greatest English-language poets of the last hundred years. In addition, they both had impressive poetic developments and interesting lives. We will not only read their poems but also consider how their lives affected their work. Readings from Heaney's Open Ground, Bishop's Complete Poems 1927-1977, and a few handouts. James H. McIntosh is Professor Emeritus of English and American Culture at the University of Michigan, and will lead classes on Mondays from March 23 through May 11.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Street. $45. 734-998-9351. olli-info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Easter Bunny: Briarwood Mall.

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A chance to take photos with the Easter Bunny. Pet photos with the bunny Mar. 29 & Apr. 5 (6-7:30 p.m.). Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier and weigh less than 60 pounds. Also, "Caring Bunny" on Mar. 22 & Apr. 5 (9-10:30 a.m.) offers a subdued environment for kids with special needs (preregistration required at eventbrite.com; search for "caring bunny").
Briarwood Mall. Free admission, price of photos TBA. 769-9610. [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 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 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Toddler Story Time: Dexter District Library.

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30-minute storytelling programs with songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts, and other activities, for toddlers ages 18 months-3 years with a caregiver.
10:30 a.m., 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 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.


 11:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Preschool Story Time: Dexter District Library.

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30-minute storytelling programs with songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts, and other activities. For preschoolers ages 3-5 years.
11:30 a.m., 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [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]


 Noon-6 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: 25th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners: U-M Prison Creative Arts Project.

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March 18 - April 1, 2020
Sunday - Monday, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
April 1, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Duderstadt Center Gallery, University of Michigan North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners is one of the largest exhibitions of art by incarcerated artists in the country. Each year, faculty, staff and students from the University of Michigan travel to correctional facilities across Michigan and select work for the exhibition while providing feedback and critique that strengthens artist's work and builds community around art making inside prisons.
The event is free and open to the public.
The 25th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and Om of Medicine.
Duderstadt Center Gallery, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. pcapinfo@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/pcap/exhibits/annual-exhibition-of-art-by-michigan-prisoners.html#view=month [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]


 1:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "American Factory": Michigan Theater.

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(Julia Reichert & Steven Bogna, 2019). Documentary about a Chinese billionaire who opens a new factory in post-industrial Ohio. The Chinese & American workers learn from each other.
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]


 1:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Music for Trombones": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concerts.

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Trombonists Donald Babcock (A2SO) and Randy Hawes (DSO) are joined by U-M piano professor Kathryn Goodson in a program TBA.
1:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Tickets $10 in advance at a2so.com & the A2SO office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100). 994-4801. [map]


 2 - 3:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Tour of Maker Works: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Can you imagine a play space for adult hobbyists? It would be equipped with a jaw-dropping array of tools, machines, and supplies. You could learn and create with wood, metal, plastic, etc. There would be 3D printers, table saws, laser cutters, sewing machines, etc.
And experts would be there to train you in how to use the equipment. Your family, friends, and neighbors would be amazed at what you create. This unique space exists right here in Ann Arbor. And you can take a tour with OLLI! Space on the tour is limited to only 15 people, so register quickly. [Don't worry if you are put on a wait list…we can schedule additional tours.] Go to this website to learn more about Maker Works: http://www.maker-works.com/ The Study Group will be held Monday March 23.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Drive (just west of Costco). $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 4 & 8:45 p.m. (Canceled) 

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]


 4-6 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: James A Baker, III: U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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This former Secretary of State discusses his career with U-M Ford School of Public Policy dean Michael Barr.
Gerald Ford Library, 1000 Beal Ave. Free. 764-3490. [map]


 4:30-6 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Reinterpreting Violence in Twentieth-Century Spain: A Comparative Perspective": U-M Center for European Studies Distinguished Lecture.

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Talk by Zaragoza (Spain) University contemporary history professor Julián Casanova.
1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 5:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Pan-African Pulp in Five Parts": UMMA.

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Panel discussion on the current installation of posters, murals, photos, & more from the Pan-African movement. With U-M professors Bénédicte Boisseron (African studies), Anita Gonzalez (dance), & Annette Joseph-Gabriel (French), MSU African studies center director Jamie Monson, and MSU comics librarian Randall Scott.
5:30 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [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]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "DIY Stitch Marker": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make this mnemonic device used to distinguish important sites on a work in progress.
AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m. (Canceled)  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]


 7-8:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Apr. 6 & 20. 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, Made by Rae owner Rae Hoekstra demonstrates bias binding (Apr. 6) and local crafter Amber Adams-Fall shows how to work with mitered corners (Apr. 20).
AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "The Battle of the Sexes: What Wildlife Documentaries Don't Tell You": Ann Arbor District Library.

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U-M psychology & anthropology professor Jacinta C. Beehner discusses her research on Ethiopian wild geladas monkeys.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Clare Beams: Literati Bookstore.

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This Pittsburgh fiction writer reads from The Illness Lesson, her new psychological thriller about a mysterious sickness that breaks out at a girls' school in 19th-century New England. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Adult VR Adventure": Chelsea District Library.

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All adults invited to try out the library's virtual reality headsets, including Lenovo Mirage and Sony PlayStation.
CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free, preregistration required (space limited). 475-8732. [map]


  7:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "The Wind Will Carry Us": Michigan Theater.

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(Abbas Kiarostami, 2014). Acclaimed comic drama about the arrival in a Kurdish village of a group of apparent treasure hunters from Tehran whose visit is transformed into a meditation on life and death. Persian, 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]


 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) 

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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Brewed Awakenings Cafe: Open Mike

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

Habitat Lounge: Cat Canyon

Veteran Detroit roots-rock singer-songwriter. [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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