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Calendar of Events

Sunday, May 3, 2020






 
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 9:40 a.m.  Online 

"ONLINE Donation Morning Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This ONLINE Yoga class is taught through Zoom. Register at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=424765&stype=-7&sView=week&sLoc=0
Please register AT LEAST 15 minutes before class starts. Make sure your email address is correct when you register, as we will be emailing you the login information. You will receive this information at least 15 minutes before class begins.
This class is a great way to begin your day. Morning Yoga combines breathing, stretches, and slow flow. All ONLINE classes are donation-based as we would like everyone to be able to access them. Our donation options are between $0-20 per class.
(When open, the studio is located on Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Online. Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 10 a.m. & 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestream Buddha's Birthday Celebration": Zen Buddhist Temple.

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May 2 & 3 (different programs). The most festive occasion of the Buddhist year. May 2 (8 p.m.): "Burning Karma Cabaret." Variety show featuring musical & other performances by Zen Buddhist Temple members and other area Buddhist groups. May 3 (10 a.m.): "Bathing of Baby Buddha" with sweet tea. Also, at 8 p.m., chanting and lighting of traditional lotus lanterns, along with scriptural readings.
For meeting URL, call or visit Facebook.com/ZenBuddhistTemple. Free. 761-6520.


 10:45am  Free!  Online 

Interfaith Sunday Service: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for Sunday Service via Zoom.
See details at Interfaithspirit.org
It's free, but donations are appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. interfaithspirit.org


 11 a.m.  Online 

ONLINE Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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This ONLINE Yoga class is taught through Zoom. Register at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=424765&stype=-7&sView=week&sLoc=0
Please register AT LEAST 15 minutes before class starts. Make sure your email address is correct when you register, as we will be emailing you the login information. You will receive this information at least 15 minutes before class begins. Our donation options are between $0-20 per class.
This class focuses on breath work to clean and cleanse the lungs. It also blends techniques of Vinyasa, Yin, and Hatha, alternating between holding and flowing through postures. Holding postures will allow the muscles to relax, and the deep connective tissue to be gently stretched, while flowing from one posture to the next will help to increase strength and balance. This class will help to tone muscles and increase flexibility, reduce stress, keep joints and bones healthy, and will create an overall improvement in one's mental and physical health.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. Online. Donation. motathaiyoga@yahoo.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

Sunday Talks with Demo Rinpoche: Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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Come listen to Jewel Heart's Resident Spiritual Advisor, Demo Rinpoche expound upon various aspects of Tibetan Buddhism at 11am EST. Broadcast live via webinar - to register visit jewelheart.org
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. Online. 7349943387. annarbor@jewelheart.org www.jewelheart.org [map]



 Noon  Free!  Online 

42nd Annual Burns Park Run: Burns Park Elementary School PTO.

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Virtual event. All invited to run a fun run, 5k, or 10k on their own, then post their time to the Burns Park Run's facebook page. Proceeds benefit Burns Park PTO programs.

The Burns Park Run is a long-standing and successful fundraiser that supports the Burns Park Elementary PTO and other local school PTOs through the "Run for Schools" program.
All day Sat. & Sun. Facebook.com/BurnsParkRun. Free, donations accepted at BurnsParkRun.org. 747-6952.


 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Youthful Spirits Class for Young People: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Spiritual classes for Young People Find information/details for this class at InterfaithSpirit.org
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. interfaithspirit.org


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Livestream: Peter Madcat Ruth.

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Ann Arbor-based virtuoso blues harmonica player Peter Madcat Ruth, who also plays ukulele, guitar, jaw-harp, pennywhistle, kalimba, banjo and other folk instruments from around the world - performs a live-stream concert for kids at 2 p.m. Hosted by Earthwork Harvest Gathering and Hoxeyville Music Festival.
2 p.m. Free. facebook.com/ewharvestgathering. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Online Storytelling Concert: Living Room Live!": Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild.

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Guild members Beverly Black, Judy Schmidt, Lorelle Otis, Jeff Doyle, Jane Fink, and Laura Lee Layes tell stories about a variety of things. Emcee is Chelsea fiction writer & playwright Steve Daut.
Preregistration required at bit.ly/onlinestoryconcert for meeting URL. Free, donations accepted. Mail@SteveDaut.



 3-5 p.m.  Online 

"Demo Rinpoche - Engaging Compassion and Wisdom": Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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Nagarjuna's Commentary on the Awakening Mind highlights the interplay of the mind of ultimate compassion and the wisdom that recognizes the true nature of all beings and phenomena. When these are fully integrated, any compassionate activity will be guided by wisdom, and the practitioner themselves will accelerate their own journey towards enlightenment.
Online Teaching from: Saturday, May 2: 10:00am - 12:00pm, 2:00 - 5:00pm EST and Sunday, May 3: 3:00 - 5:00pm EST
Suggested Registration Fee: $120 Non-Member/$100 Member
No one is turned away due to financial considerations.
Jewel Heart (online). Online. Donation. $120. (734) 994-3387. programs@jewelheart.org https://www.jewelheart.org/events/demo-rinpoche-engaging-compassion-and-wisdom/


 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Emmet Cohen": Kerrytown Concert House Live @ The 415! series.

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Livestream concert by Cohen, an up-and-coming young NYC-based pianist who has been praised by Downbeat for his "nimble touch, measured stride, and warm harmonic vocabulary."
4:15 p.m. kerrytownconcerthouse.com. Free. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Jams": Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam.

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Every Sun. Musicians of all ability levels and ages invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. All acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion.
Preregistration required at MeetUp.com (search "(Mostly) Acoustic Jam") for meeting URL. Free. 973-7791.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 10 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Junior Naturalist: Secrets of a Vernal Pool": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Elle Bogle leads kids on a hike to look for & learn about vernal pools. Also, a chance to find tiny creatures and look at them under a microscope. Wear mud boots.
10 a.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. Free; $6 vehicle entry fee. Preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts. Also, many artisans will take orders online or by phone. For list of vendors, visit SundayArtisanMarket.org.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 12:00pm (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Insect ID Day: Huron River Watershed Council.

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Find out what kinds of bugs are in the Huron River. At ID day we separate bugs into groups that look-alike and then an expert will help you identify them. Once bugs are identified you can record the data and compare the results to last years and others. This identification process takes about two hours. (Each child must be accompanied by an adult.)
NEW Center, 1100 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor. Free. jfrenzel@hrwc.org https://www.hrwc.org/volunteer/id-day/ [map]


 2 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Treasure Island": Wild Swan Theater.

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Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Treasure Island spins a tale of swashbuckling adventure, complete with buried treasure, parrots, and a lot of mystery and suspense. Young Jim Hawkins comes of age under the tutelage of pirates like Long John Silver, discovering that goodness and evil are not always what they seem.
Towsley Auditorium - Morris Lawrence Building - Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $12 - $15. 734-995-0530. wildswan@wildswantheater.org www.wildswantheater.org [map]



 2 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Clue": Dexter High School Drama Club.

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Erin Palmer directs students in Peter DePietro's 1997 musical adaptation of this classic murder mystery board game.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker, Dexter. $15 (students & seniors, $10), cash/check only. 424-4240. [map]


 2 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Collection Ensemble": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the new installation in the museum entry space, which includes American, European, African, and Asian art.
2 p.m., UMMA Forum, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Les Miserables": Pioneer High School Theatre Guild.

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Apr. 25 & 26 and May 1-3. Students perform Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Herbert Kretzmer's adaptation of Victor Hugo's sweeping epic of 19th century Parisian life, centered on a petty criminal who reinvents himself as a model citizen, becomes a town mayor, and befriends an unfortunate single mother whom he attempts to rescue from her grim circumstances.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium. $15 (students, seniors age 65 & over, and PHS staff, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. PTGuild.org, 994-2120. [map]
 


 2 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Straw Bale Gardening": Saline Area Historical Society.

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Four Seasons Garden Club of South Lyon member John Keast talks about growing plants out of straw bales.
2 p.m., Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-0442. [map]


 2 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "My Cup Runneth Over" a Hats and High Tea Fundraiser: House by the Side of the Road.

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House by the Side of the Road presents "My Cup Runneth Over", a Hats and High Tea Fundraiser. Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 2-5 PM at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Ann Arbor North. 3600 Plymouth Road. Ann Arbor, MI 48105.
We are a 100% volunteer run non-profit. We provide clothing and small household items to people in need at no cost.
Keynote speaker: Vicki Niebrugge.
Exhibits and vendors.
Tickets: $50 per person, $350 for a table of 8.
Questions? House by the Side of the Road 734-769-4085
2051 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

https://www.housebythesideoftheroad.org
FaceBook: House by the Side of the Road - Ann Arbor
Double Tree by Hilton Ann Arbor North, 3600 Plymouth Road. Tickets: $50 per person, $350 for a table of 8.. 734-769-4085. https://www.housebythesideoftheroad.org [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Read-Along Dog": Saline District Library.

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Kids in grades 1-4 invited to read for 15 minutes to registered Therapaws reading dogs.
6:30-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 2-3 p.m. (Sun.), Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at SalineLibrary.org, in person, or by phone. 429-5450. [map]


 2 p.m. (Postponed) 

Postponed: "Guys and Dolls": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Apr. 9-May 24. World-renowned Broadway musical set designer Tony Walton directs this local professional theater company, joined by veteran Broadway actress Jessica Grové, in the popular Frank Loesser musical based on Damon Runyon's stories and characters. Set in New York City in the 1930s, the action focuses on 2 contrasting romances. The lively score includes such classics as "Luck Be a Lady," "Adelaide's Lament," "If I Were a Bell," and "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat." Cast: David Moan, Emily Hadick, and Matthew Brennan.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $34-$36 (seniors, $2 off; age 17 & under, $4 off) in advance at TheEncoreTheatre.org and at the door. 268-6200. [map]


 2 p.m. (Postponed) 

Postponed: "Paint Night": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Apr. 2-May 30. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Michigan playwright Carey Crim's drama about 5 long-time best friends gathered for a bachelorette paint-and-pour night who confront buried truths about themselves and their relationships.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), PRT, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $32 (Wed.), $28 (Thurs.), $42 (Fri. eve.), $43 (weekend matinees), $47 (Sat. eve.) in advance at PurpleRoseTheatre.org, by phone, & (if available) at the door. 433-7673. [map]


 3 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Gemini Concert: Westminster Presbyterian Church.

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A musical celebration of the fun, warmth and humor of family life, presented by popular local duo Gemini.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 Scio Church Road. Free. 7347619320. wpcoffice@westpresa2.org www.westpresa2.org [map]


 6-11 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Thurs. & Sun. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Game materials provided.
6-11 p.m., Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~GoClub. [map]





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