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Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 28, 2020

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 10 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

"Annual Town Hall with Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Online Edition.

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Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor discusses how City Hall looks to improve basic services and enhance quality of life in the city. Q&A. Also, OLLI representatives discuss OLLI's future plans. 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.

 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Yoga with Catherine Matuza": U-M School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

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U-M's SMTD Wellness Initiative offers this online yoga session to anyone needing a few moments of peace.
5 p.m., Free.

 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Personal Finance for Artists": U-M School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

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Acclaimed stage director Tara Faircloth leads a workshop on budgeting for the freelance lifestyle, using a systematic approach to finances that will help you plan for the pitfalls of the up-and-down income inherent in a contract worker's life. This session is designed for independent artists, performers, or contract creatives with irregular income.
5 p.m., Free.

 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 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Made in 60": Riverside Arts Center.

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6 artists TBA demo the processes used to make their art. Directly following the event, the artwork will be available for sale on Riverside's website with all proceeds going to the center. Audience members are welcome to follow along and make their own artwork.
6 p.m., preregister at Free, donations accepted.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"At Home with Literati: Jaswinder Bolina & Paisley Rekdal": Literati Bookstore.

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Award-winning poet Jaswinder Bolina reads from his debut essay collection, which explores "how race becomes metaphysical": the cumulative toll of the microaggressions and macro-pressures lurking in the academic market, on the literary circuit, in the dating pool, and on the sidewalks of any given U.S. city. He is joined in conversation by poet Paisley Rekdal.
7 p.m., 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 

"José: Q&A Discussion": Michigan Theater.

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Director Li Cheng and actor Enrique Salanic discuss their film José, a drama about a young man who's routine and aimless life in Guatemala City is broken up when he starts a relationship with a Caribbean migrant.
Preregister at for meeting URL. Free.

 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ara Topouzian & Cary Kocher: Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization.

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Livestream performances by Ara Topouzian, an Armenian-American musician whose proficiency at the Kanun (Middle Eastern harp) has made him a nationally-recognized artist, and vibraphone player Cary Kocher.
7:30 p.m., Free, donations accepted.

 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.

 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues. & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.). Note: Face masks required.
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 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.  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: Feisty Women Book Club: Saline District Library.

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All invited to discuss books by or about women. Mar. 26: Giver of the Stars, Jojo Moyes' 2018 novel about a group of women who deliver books for a travelling library in Depression-era America. Apr. 30: The Complete Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi's acclaimed graphic memoir about the Iranian Revolution. May 28: Song of a Captive Bird, Jasmin Darznik's 2018 novel inspired by the life of trailblazing Iranian woman poet Forough Farrokhzad.
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free, preregistration required. 429-5450. [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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