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Calendar of Events

Friday, August 7, 2020






 
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 1 a.m.-midnight  Online 

"A Thousand Cuts": Michigan Theater Virtual Cinema.

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(Ramona S. Diaz, 2020). Stream online this documentary about the social media disinformation campaigns that fuel the authoritarian regime of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte.
Seven-day rental $12. https://watch.eventive.org/athousandcuts/play/5f108e6d95f4fb003ea0a28a?fbclid=IwAR2pys9ApzYmAhhnvotanEZfhChl5AVmxTS7oMfYbZ4T5APRBl7LIR-Kl7Q.


 8 a.m.-8 p.m.  Online 

"A Cantor's Head": Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival.

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Online screening of Erik Greenberg Anjou's 2019 documentary about renowned cantor Jack Mendelson and this centuries-long art form that combines spiritual exploration, communal bonding, and showmanship. Part of an annual festival of documentary and feature films on Jewish themes. For complete festival schedule, see Film.jccAnnArbor.org.
Online anytime between Aug. 7-31 at Film.jccAnnArbor.org. $12 per film. 971-0990.


 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 https://clements.umich.edu/public-programs/the-clements-bookworm-recordings/
Online Event. Free. Online. clemdevcom@umich.edu http://myumi.ch/gjgzR



 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday, except Aug. 31. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free.


 10:30 a.m.  Online 

Phoenixphest Chamber Music & Jazz Festival: Community Music School of Ann Arbor.

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August 3-7 | 10:30am-5pm
In everyday life and even more during the ongoing pandemic, we need to feed our passion and creativity. During PhoenixPhest, students will learn new technological tools to continue nourishing their creativity, their love of music, and enjoy camaraderie with their fellow musicians, even though they cannot meet in person.
The curriculum is equally structured to care for a student's wellness as it is to nourish their musical creativity. Compassion and mindfulness are essential to building a supportive community. At PhoenixPhest we nourish the whole musician in each of us.
The virtual PhoenixPhest curriculum for chamber music and jazz ensembles will provide music study and exploration, introducing new technologies, while building observational and listening skills. Re-energize and engage with PhoenixPhest!
Virtual. Online. $475. 734-213-2000. communications@cmsa2.org https://www.cmsa2.org/phoenixphest.html



 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"QuaranTEEN Online Scavenger Hunt": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Welcome to our online scavenger hunt, where you can earn a chance to win a Kindle Fire! This fun scavenger hunt is intended for tweens and teens, ages 10-18. Simply tell us who you are and answer the 20 questions about Northfield Township Area Library. All the answers can be found by browsing our website at www.ntal.org and the MeL website at https://mel.org.
Entries will be accepted until 8 p.m. on Monday, August 10. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page and contacted on Tuesday, August 11. Follow us on Facebook @ Northfield Township Area Library.
Click the link for more information and to begin your adventure! https://bit.ly/3e9p8OU
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org [map]



 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Reflective Meditation": Ypsilanti District Library.

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This 4-week online class, taught over Zoom by Erica Dutton of SkyGardens Meditation, will provide the fundamentals of Reflective Meditation which is an open, receptive, gentle practice of awareness. Beginners are welcome! If you already have a meditation practice, you can continue it in this class and learn 2 additional steps that are part of Reflective Meditation and enhance any practice. Reflective Meditation is based on the early teachings of the Buddha and is more student wisdom oriented than teacher wisdom oriented. This meditation encourages gentleness, curiosity, and permission to explore. The goal is to help the student develop their own practice. Classes will be held August 7, 14, 21, and 28. The 4 classes build on each other, so attendance at all 4 is highly recommended. Registration required; email havens@ypsilibrary.org, call 734-482-4110 x 2411, or register at https://www.ypsilibrary.org/event/reflective-meditation/2020-08-07/
Online, Ypsilanti. Free. Online. 734-482-4110 x2411. https://www.ypsilibrary.org/event/reflective-meditation/2020-08-07/



 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"First Chapter Fridays": Nicola's Books.

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Every Fri. Nicola's booksellers and guests TBA read the first chapter of their favorite Young Adult and intermediate-level books.
11 a.m., for online meeting URL see Facebook.com/NicolasBooksA2. Free. NicolasBooks.com.


 11:15 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Bingo: Saline Senior Center.

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Every Friday. All invited.
For online meeting URL email Megan Kenyon at kenyonM@SalineSchools.org. Free. 429-9274.


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Noontime Exercise" U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. All ages invited to follow basic prerecorded movements. No equipment necessary. Tai Chi (noon-12:30 p.m.) and "Walking off the Pounds," walking in place (12:30-1 p.m.).
Various times, call 998-9353 for meeting URL. Free.


 Noon-1 p.m.,  Free!  Online 

"Wonderful Water": Leslie Science and Nature Center/Hands on Museum.

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LSNC & AAHOM staffers discuss how water travels through the water cycle and more.
Online at LeslieSNC.org. Free. 997-1553.


 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Behind the Marquee - Facebook Live!": Michigan Theater/State Theatre.

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Michigan and State Theater staffers discuss films opening this week. Also, at 3:15 p.m., answer a trivia question correctly for the chance to win a free popcorn from the Michigan Theater's Curbside Concessions.
For online meeting URL, see https://www.facebook.com/events/778638976274722. Free.


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Meet the Maker: Cheyanne Symone": Abracadabra Jewelry & Gem Gallery.

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Livestream discussion with Brittany Cheyanne Turner, the founder, owner, and creative director of Ypsilanti-based earring brand Cheyanne Symone.
4 p.m., online at Instagram.com/AbraJewelry. Free. 994-4848.


 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestream 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., facebook.com/GeminiChildrensMusic. Free; donations for various causes accepted during each performance.


 6 p.m. 

"Disc Golf": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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An introductory program to Disc Golf. Covers safety, rules and basic throwing skills. All Disc Golf equipment provided, no prior experience required.
6 p.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. $10 per family, up to 5 people per family. Preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. [map]


 6:30 p.m. (early start time)  Free!  Online 

Corey Harris: The Ark Family Room Series.

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This Colorado-born bluesman and MacArthur "genius grant" recipient has traveled extensively in West Africa and incorporates its music, as well as reggae, into his style. He has appeared with B.B. King, Ali Farka Toure, and Olu Dara, among others. He was the narrator of Martin Scorsese's blues film Feel Like Going Home.
6:30 p.m., for livestream URL see TheArk.org/Shows-Events. Free. 761-1451.


 8 p.m.  Free! 

8 Ball Patio Series: The Blind Pig.

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Every Fri. & Sat. A variety of artists TBA performing from the rooftop for patrons seated on the 8 Ball patio.
8-9 p.m. or later, patio adjacent to the 8 Ball Saloon entrance the Blind Pig, 208 S. First. No cover. 996-8555. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Online Improv Games": Ypsi Improv.

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Every Sun., Wed., & Fri., except Aug. 26, 28, & 30. All invited to practice improv principles with this local group. Followed by socializing. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
2 p.m. (Sun.), 7 p.m. (Wed.), and 8 p.m. (Fri.), for online meeting URL see MeetUp.com/Ypsi-Improv/Events. Free. [map]





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