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Calendar of Events

Friday, June 26, 2020

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 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"White Liberalism and the Illusion of Racial Progress": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Online Edition.

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Talk by U-M political science professor Vincent Hutchings.
See for livestream. Free.

 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

The Clements Bookworm: A book circle for history lovers: U-M William L. Clements Library.

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Join Clements staff and supporters in a discussion about the books we're reading. Inspired by the traditional Clements Library researcher tea time, we invite you to pull up a chair at our [virtual] table. Pour a cup of tea and enjoy a snack while you watch our commentators in a live feed. Chime in with your comments and questions via the chat function. We look forward to hosting you!
When: Fridays, 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Where: Register at the website link. In your confirmation email, find the link "Click Here to Join" to enter the meeting.
Book information at
Online Event. Free. Online.

 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Fustini Fridays": Fustini's Oils & Vinegars.

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Every Fri. Fustini staff members lead livestream cooking demonstrations. Each week features a different recipe TBA and a different oil and vinegar combination. Q&A.
3 p.m. Free. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kidzone: KiderConcert-Terrific Trombone": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra trombonist David Babcock, movement specialist Gari Stein, and pianist Kathryn Goodson perform a program TBA.
See for livestream. Free.

 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Retreat: All-Levels Flow": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Zion Well founders Art & Aubrey Schupbach lead a session of basic movements that help to align your body.
See for meeting URL. Free.

 5:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Girl, Woman, Other": At Home with Literati Book Club.

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July 10 & 24. All invited to an online discussion of British novelist Bernardine Evaristo's 2019 book, which follows the lives of 12 characters (mostly black women) as they negotiate the world. Pages 1-149 will be discussed on June 26; 150-306 will be discussed on July 10; the whole book will be discussed on July 24.
5:30 p.m., email for meeting URL. Free. 585-5567.

 5:30-7 p.m.  Online 

"Made in Michigan: A Virtual Goat Cheese Tasting": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Idyll Farms (Northport) coowner Amy Spitznagel and Zingerman's staffers Sean Hartwig & Trevor Murray discuss Idyll Farm's goat cheese.
$35, includes 1 goat cheese tasting portion; extra tasting portions, $15; delivery of tasting portions, $5.99. Preregistration required at for meeting URL. 663-3354.

 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Learning Center: Climate Change Trivia": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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All invited to this casual game of virtual climate change trivia hosted by Ann Arbor Citizens' Climate Lobby.
See for meeting URL. Free.

 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A Night of the Blues": The Ark Family Room Series.

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Performance by Chris Smither, a veteran folk and blues singer-songwriter best known for 2 songs Bonnie Raitt has made her own, "I Feel the Same" and "Love You like a Man." He is also a wonderfully lyrical and expressive guitarist (Raitt calls him "my Eric Clapton") and an intense, enrapturing singer whose voice ranges from growling undertones to a keening falsetto. He recently released the career-spanning retrospective CD Still on the Levee.
8 p.m., see for livestream URL. Free. 761-1451.


Nightspots Listings:


Blind Pig: Black Note Graffiti

Local progressive metal and alt-rock quintet. Openers: Autumn Kings, a Detroit-Windsor pop-rock quartet, and Katharsis, a suburban Detroit hard-rock quartet. $10. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Brendon Davis Trio

Ensemble led by this U-M jazz piano student. 6:30-9:45 p.m. [venue info]


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