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Calendar of Events

Friday, August 14, 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! 

"Preschool Hike: All the Wild Wonders": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Naturalist Shawn Severance leads a hike for kids ages 2-5, accompanied by a caregiver. Bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a mask.
10 a.m., County Farm Park Perennial Garden. Free, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org.


 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.


 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  Free! 

Dexter Daze.

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Head to the gazebo to see musical acts by School of Rock Ann Arbor.
Dexter Daze Main Gazebo, Dexter. Free. annarbor@schoolofrock.com annarbor.schoolofrock.com



 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

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

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LSNC & AAHOM staffers discuss things unique to Michigan, including its fossils, trees, and wildlife.
Online at LeslieSNC.org. Free. 997-1553.


 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.


 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. 

"Mindfulness Hike & Yoga": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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A WCPARC naturalist leads a 30-minute leisurely hike through the woods, followed by a 30-minute session of deep breathing and gentle yoga. All levels welcome, no experience necessary. Please bring your own mat or beach towel.
6 p.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. $10 per family of 5 or less. Preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Leon Makielski (1885-1974) Retrospective: The Michigan Art Gallery at Schmidt's Antiques Inc.

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The Michigan Art Gallery is pleased to announce a public presentation and sale of works by area artist Leon Makielski (1885-1974).
Opening with a virtual showcase and sale on Friday, August 14th at 6:30 pm Schmidt's Michigan Art Gallery will feature an online gallery tour on our website, www.MichiganArtGallery.com. Works will be available for purchase via email, contact info@schmidtsantiques.com with inquiries. The live exhibition will be available for public viewing by appointment only beginning on Saturday, August 15th, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and continue each Saturday through September.
The selection of over twenty works predominantly features Midwestern landscapes and cityscapes, showcasing numerous images of Ann Arbor. Schmidt's is proud to represent the heirs of this eminent American artist with such close ties to the great state of Michigan and the Ann Arbor area.
Please join us:
Virtual Opening: Friday, August 14th at 6:30 pm
Public Exhibition & Sale (By Appointmen
The Michigan Art Gallery at Schmidt's Antiques Inc., 5138 West Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Free. Online. Free. 7344342660. info@schmidtsantiques.com http://michiganartgallery.com/leon-makielski-show-2020.html [map]



 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]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Swift Nights Out": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Aug. 14-16. All invited to view chimney swifts gathering at dusk and count them as they enter chimneys. Participants choose a known roosting location and report back to WAS organizers. Part of a national effort to monitor the migration of this bird and learn its favorite chimneys for overnight roosting.
For location updates preregister at WashtenawAudubon.org. Free.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Canceled: Book Sale: Friends of the Dexter District Library.

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Sale of used books. Prices range from 25 cents to $2.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine St., Dexter. Free admission. 426-4477. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blue LLama: Brendan Davis Trio

Local jazz ensemble led by pianist Davis. 7-9:30 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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