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Calendar of Events

Monday, March 30, 2020






 
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 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]


 10-11:30 a.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Maple Sugar Magic": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Tap into a maple tree, taste the sap, and watch the sap being boiled into syrup. Followed by a maple-themed craft. $5.
Park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. Free, preregistration required; $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 10 a.m. (Canceled)  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]


 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs., Sat., Sun., & Mar. 30 & 31 Three all-ages audiovisual planetarium shows.

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The Sky Tonight (every hour on the half-hour: Sat. & Sun. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Thurs. 5:30 & 6:30 p.m.; Mar. 30 & 31, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.). An exploration of the current night sky.

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"Cosmic Colors" (Sat. & Sun. 10:30 a.m.). An examination of the spectrum of energy we call light. Preceded by a brief star talk.

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"Two Small Pieces of Glass" (Sat. & Sun. 3:30 p.m.). Shows how telescopes big & little, simple & complex, use light to work.

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Various times, MNH, 1105 North University. Tickets $8. 764-0478. [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]


 12:30-5 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Tigers Opening Day": Saline District Library.

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All invited to watch the Detroit Tigers home opener and eat some classic ballpark fare.
12:30-5 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 1-3 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Leading a Meaningful Life in a Self-centered World": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Having survived their youth and entered maturity, OLLI members will appreciate the affirming and instructive book, "The Second Mountain - The Quest for a Moral Life", which we will read and discuss.
Author and New York Times columnist David Brooks has moved from strictly political and government issues to spending much of his time studying human values and behaviors, while he has climbed the second mountain of life. The second mountain holds experiences that are really worthwhile, not the things other people tell them to want. They move from self-centered to other-centered.
They embrace a life of interdependence, not independence. They take on commitment. Gerry Lapidus has lead more than 50 OLLI book discussion classes. Please read through pg. 26 (Intro, sections 1-3) for the first meeting. The Study Group is held Mondays March 30 through May 11 (no class April 6).
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 1 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Movie & Popcorn for Kids": Dexter District Library.

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Screening of Disney's 2019 animated fairytale Frozen II.
1 p.m., Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free, preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 2-3 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Kinetic Sandbox!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades K-5 invited to play with easy-to-mold kinetic sand.
AADL Downtown. Free. 327-4200.


 2-3 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Colorful Confetti Coasters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make coasters using confetti & ceramic tiles.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Unicorn Party!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Unicorn themed crafts & music for kids in grades 1-5.
AADL Traverwood.


 4 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "All in the Family: U.S. Demography and the Origins of Neoliberalism": U-M Science Technology, & Society Program.

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Loyola University (Chicago) sociology professor Savina Balasubramanian discusses the ideal of "family responsibility" as it relates to the regulation of capital.
1014 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. Free. 763-2066. [map]


 4:15-5 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Bingo for Books": Saline District Library.

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All kids in grades 1-6 invited to play bingo to win books.
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]


 5 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: 21st Annual Wet Meadow Burn: Buhr Park Children's Wet Meadow.

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Annual prescribed burn of the wet meadows. "It's quite a sight--my daughter has gone to prescribed burns since age 2 and loves them," says one parent. Also, collect native seeds pre-burn and scatter seeds post-burn, if you wish; visit WetMeadow.org for information and updates. In case of rain or high humidity, the burn is postponed until Mar. 31 or later.
Buhr Park, 2751 Packard. Free. 734-971-5870. [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]


 6-8 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Maker City": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to make an addition to the AADL scale model city in the form of a bridge, tower, windmill, airport, park, or other features. The finished model city is shown at the Ann Arbor Creativity & Making expo (May 17). Materials provided.
AADL Downtown Secret Lab., 343 S. Fifth Ave. 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: "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 Malletts Creek. Free. 426-7818.


 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Letters to a Young Farmer": Literati Bookstore Eco Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by local poet Alison Swan, of this 2017 collection of writings by leaders in the agricultural reform movement.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. (Postponed)  Free! 

Postponed: The Measure of our Character: What We Do When No One Is Watching: U-M Delta Gamma Lectureship in Values & Ethics.

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Talk by local journalist John U. Bacon, a WTKA Sports Talk host who has written several books on college football.
Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. (714) 494-3052. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Percussion Studio Recital: EMU Music Department.

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EMU percussion students perform solo and small ensemble works TBA on a variety of percussion instruments, including marimba, vibraphone, timpani, and multiple percussion.
EMU Alexander Recital Hall, Lowell at E. Circle Dr., Ypsilanti. Free. 487-0330.


 7:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Where Is the Friend's Home?": Michigan Theater.

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(Abbas Kiarostami, 1987). Drama about an Iranian schoolboy who scours a neighboring village to return a classmate's important notebook. 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 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Small Jazz Ensembles: U-M School of Music.

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Mar. 29 & 30. Music student ensembles perform original compositions and jazz standards.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: U-M Campus Symphony Orchestra & Campus Philharmonia.

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Rotem Weinberg and Elias Miller conduct these ensembles of non-music majors. The Symphony plays Dvořák's tuneful and ear-catching From the New World, "Buckaroo Holiday" from Copland's Rodeo and Samuel Barber's First Essay. The Philharmonia's program of dance-inspired music includes the Bohemian rhythms of Smetana's Three Dances from The Bartered Bride, Gabriel Fauré's elegant Pavane, and "Waltz of the Flowers" from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. 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. (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: Jake Arthur

Local Americana singer-songwriter. [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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