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Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 14, 2020

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 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Bridge Tournament: Chelsea Senior Center.

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All 2-player teams play 40 hands of bridge; bring your own partner. Prizes.
CSC, 512 Washington, Chelsea. $35 includes continental breakfast & lunch; preregistration required by May 8. 475-9242. [map]

 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"A View of the Global Auto Industry from Michigan": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Online Edition.

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Talk by Center for Automotive Research vice president of research Kristin Dziczek.
Meeting URL posted on the day before event. Free. 998-9351.

 Noon  Free!  Online 

A Course in Miracles Study Group: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us a discussion of A Course in Miracle via Zoom
details at
Free, but donations accepted
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270.

 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"At Home with Literati: Storytime! With Deb Pilutti and Cathy Gendron": Literati Bookstore.

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Ann Arbor writer and illustrator Deb Pilutti reads her new picture book Old Rock (Is Not Boring). Ann Arbor artist Cathy Gendron reads her picture book Trees Make Perfect Pets. Suitable for kids.
2 p.m., Free.

 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestreamed Concerts": Gemini.

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Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits of the nationally renowned local acoustic duo Gemini are joined by San's folk musician daughter Emily for short livestreamed concerts.

The schedule (subject to change): children's shows by San & Emily (Mon.), "grown-ups" shows by Laz (Tues.), children's shows by Laz (Thurs.) and "grown-ups" shows by San & Emily (Fri.).
5 p.m., Free; donations for various causes accepted during each performance.

 5:45 p.m.  Online 

ONLINE Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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This ONLINE Yoga class is taught through Zoom. Register at
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. [map]

 6 p.m.  Online 

"BollyWood Fitness Dance Class"

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Enjoy a fun-filled dance workout with upbeat Bollywood music. You will enjoy the sweet sweat and leave with a refreshed self. Classes are online. You will get a link once registered. Please email/text to register
LaaS Dance. Online. $10 per household. 2487364633.

 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Issues & Ale @ Home: Getting back to business safely in Michigan": Michigan Radio.

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Michigan Radio host Lester Graham discusses how Michigan businesses open again while assuring the public's safety and what the long term impact of the pandemic will be on small businesses.
Preregistration required at for meeting URL. Free.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"At Home With Literati: Andre Perry & Phil Christman": Literati Bookstore.

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Essayist and arts advocate Andre Perry reads from his essay collection Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now, in which he travels from Washington DC to Iowa City to Hong Kong in search of both individual and national identity. He is joined in conversation by University of Michigan English department lecturer Phil Christman.
7 p.m., Zoom meeting URL at Free.

 7-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Demo Rinpoche - Special Teaching for the Coronavirus Crisis: Finding Relief through the Bodhisattva's Way of Life": Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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Demo Rinpoche will live teach via Zoom on Thursdays at 7:00pm beginning on April 16 on positive ways to use your time supporting health and well-being. Meeting ID: 289 782 3951. Learn healing meditations and practices for the coronavirus situation.
Jewel Heart (online). Free. Online. (734) 994-3387.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Singing for Comfort": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for music and song via Zoom
details at
Free, but donations accepted
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270.

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Singing for Comfort": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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All invited to join a sing-along of soothing songs that are easy to learn. No experience necessary.
Visit or call 646-7405 for meeting URL. Free.

 8-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Dance Jam": Dance Revolution.

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All levels and ages welcome to join this Facebook Live dancing event. Includes instruction on body movement, turning technique, creative movement, bachata, salsa, rumba, pachanga, and cha cha.

Donations accepted on Venmo (to @DanceRevolution or (313)808-0358) and Paypal (to
8-9:30 p.m. Free; donations accepted. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Zoom Dance Lessons": Dance Revolution.

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Virtual dance classes. Dances can be learned solo (salsa, pachanga, and cha cha), or with a partner (Saturday lessons).


6:30 p.m. Beg/Int Pachanga & Cha Cha

8 p.m. Int/Adv Pachanga & Cha Cha


8 p.m. Virtual Dance Jam (Facebook Live)


6:30 p.m. Int Salsa (On2) (Solo & Partner Options)

8 p.m. Adv Salsa (On2) (Solo & Partner Options)

Send a message to @A2DanceRevolution on facebook for zoom link and password.

Donations accepted on Venmo (to @DanceRevolution or (313)808-0358) and Paypal (to Free; donations accepted.

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: "Spring Migration Walk in Nichols Arboretum": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thurs., Mar. 26-May 28. All invited to join club members for a walk through the Arb to look for resident birds and early migrants, which begin arriving in earnest toward the end of April.
8-11 a.m., meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview off Geddes. Free. 994-3569.

 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Drop-in Family Story Time: Dexter District Library.

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30-minute storytelling program with songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts, and other activities.
10:30 a.m., 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]

 10:30-11 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs., except Apr. 30, May 21, & June 11. CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [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. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: As the Page Turns Book Club: Saline District Library.

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All invited to discuss books. Apr. 9: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong's 2019 coming-of-age novel about the Vietnamese American son of a single mother. May 14: John Carreyrou's 2018 novel Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, which follows the rise and fall of multi-billion dollar tech startup Theranos.
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "An Interview with Kevin Sessums and Martin Bandyke": Chelsea District Library.

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107.1 FM morning host Bandyke and New York-based writer & actor Sessums discuss I Left It on the Mountain, Sessums' recently published memoir that optimistically spins his fast-paced NYC youth, his HIV+ diagnosis, and his descent into addiction. Sessums, currently the editor of, is also at the CDL at 7 p.m. on May 15 to present "Celebrity Encounters: How to Interview the Rich and Famous," a talk based on his tenure as editor of Interview & a contributing editor of Vanity Fair, Allure, and Parade, and he is at Serendipity Books on May 16 (see listing). Recommended for age 18 & up.
CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. 475-8732. [map]

 7:30 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 and at the door. 268-6200. [map]

 8 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, by phone, & (if available) at the door. 433-7673. [map]

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