(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:
10k, 5k, 1.2-mile, and half-mile open water races. Also, a virtual race option that allows swimmers to participate from any location. Awards, medals for finishers, T-shirts, & more. Proceeds benefit North Star Reach, a camp for kids with life-threatening illnesses.
6:40 a.m., Halfmoon Lake Beach, 8725 Hankerd Rd., Dexter Twp. $35-$119 in advance only at EpicRaces.com. Info@EpicRaces.com, 531-8747. [map]
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.
Every Sun. Jewel Heart instructor leads a White Tara guided meditation session with a focus on healing visualizations.
For meeting URL, preregister at bit.ly
Every Sun.Jewel Heart's resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche discusses various current issues from a spiritual perspective.
For livestream URL, preregister at bit.ly
Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. 846-9418, hac-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com.
Spiritual Classes for Young People via Zoom. Free, but donations are appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org
Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off their kangaroo, blue-tongued skink, and dingo (2 p.m.). Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, highlighted by a coyote, Gila monster, and skunk. Attendance limited to 30% capacity.
1-3 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 1 & under, free) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org. 929-9324. [map]
Baseball using 1860s-era rules against similar teams from around the state.
Aug. 1: Flint Lumber City BBC.
Aug. 16: Detroit BBC. 2 p.m.
Aug. 23: Royal Oak Wahoo BBC. 2 p.m.
2 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church grounds, 6805 Mast at Territorial, Dexter. Free. UnionBBC.com. [map]
Doreen Murasky of mindfulness organization Mindful Dexter and naturalist Shawn Severance lead a quiet meditative hike, with pauses for reflection and information about the area's natural history. Bring a water bottle, bug spray, and a mask.
2 p.m., Miller-Smith Preserve, 8560 Dexter-Chelsea Rd, Dexter. Free, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. [map]
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
Livestream performance by popular local pianist Nagel, a retired U-M music professor. Program includes works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Debussy.
4:15 p.m., online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com
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.
Blue LLama: Brad Billmaier Trio
A mix of everything from jazz and jazz fusion to blues and funk by this Toledo-based ensemble led by drummer Billmaier. 7-9:30 p.m.
Blue LLama: Will Bennett
Local pianist whose repertoire ranges from ragtime and rock to modern pop and jazz. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
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