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Calendar of Events

Sunday, May 24, 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
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. [map]

 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
It's free, but donations are appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270.

 11 a.m.-noon.  Free!  Online 

Livestream Introductory Dharma Talk: Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Every Sun.Jewel Heart's resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche discusses various current issues from a spiritual perspective.
For livestream URL, preregister at Free. 994-3387.

 11 a.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]

 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
Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center, 1129 Oak Valley Drive. Free. Online. 7349943387. [map]

 Noon  Free!  Online 

"Movies 101 Online": Michigan Theater.

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EMU film studies professor emeritus Henry Aldridge examines various common filmmaking techniques. Followed by a at-home movie suggestion. May 17: "Editing," with Peter Howitt's 1998 Sliding Doors. May 24: "Mise-en-Scene," with Michael Curtiz's 1942 Casablanca. $20 per session (members, $15). 668-8397.

 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
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270.

 3-5 p.m.  Online 

"Demo Rinpoche - Chekawa's 7 Point Mind Training": Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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The basis for experiencing happiness and suffering lies in our own mind. Ironically, being solely concerned with one's own happiness actually leads to dissatisfaction and many other forms of mental pain and discomfort. The Seven Point Mind training offers methods to transition from a habitual perspective of self-centeredness to one that cherishes others more than oneself. Demo Rinpoche will guide through a weekend retreat on the practice.
Memorial Day Weekend Online Teaching:
Saturday, May 23 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, May 24 - 3:00 - 5:00pm
NOTE: Demo Rinpoche will give the 11:00am Sunday talk
No one is turned away due to financial considerations.
Jewel Heart (online). Online. Donation. $120. (734) 994-3387.

 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

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

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Every Sun., except July 4 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 (search "(Mostly) Acoustic Jam") for meeting URL. Free. 973-7791.

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  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
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]

 2 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the Early 1970s": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of large-scale abstract works by sculptors Louise Nevelson and Al Loving and painters Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, and Sam Gilliam.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

  2-4 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Exploring a Prairie Fen": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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A WCPARC naturalist leads a hike through one of these wetland habitats. Wear waterproof boots.
2-4 p.m., Park Lyndon North, 18801 N. Territorial, Chelsea. Free. 971-6337. [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 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, by phone, & (if available) at the door. 433-7673. [map]

 3-5 p.m.(Canceled) 

Canceled: Contact Improv.

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May 10 & 26. All invited to try this interactive, free-form dance style led by Cara Nicole Graninger. This month's special non-contact session includes no physical contact (all participants maintain 6 feet of distance from others), featuring solo explorations, ensemble improvisations, and dancing. Followed by discussion.
Spiral Studio, 124 W. Summit, ste. F. $5-$10, or pay what you can. (313) 585-2598. [map]

 6-11 p.m.  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]

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