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Calendar of Events

Sunday, August 16, 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.


 6:40 a.m. 

"Swim to the Moon": Epic Races.

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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]


 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.


 9:45-10:40 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Guided Healing Meditation": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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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/whitetarameditation. Free. 994-3387.


 10:45 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Interfaith Sunday Service: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for Sunday Service via Zoom. Details at InterfaithSpirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 11 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

Livestream Introductory Dharma Talk: Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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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/jeweldharmatalk. Free. 994-3387.


 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts. Safety and physical distancing measures enforced.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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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.


 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Youthful Spirits Class for Young People": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Spiritual Classes for Young People via Zoom. Free, but donations are appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 1-3 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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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]


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Kerry Tales with Mother Goose."

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5-10 minute long program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m. See youtube.com/channel/UCxuRd0fm8-YwevdMfNYNFUw for livestream. Free. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Union Base Ball Club of Dexter.

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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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Mindful 'Forest Bathing' Among the Oaks": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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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]


 2 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]


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Shut Up & Write!"

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Every Sun. All writers invited to this hour-long freewrite (automatic writing session) in a group setting. Bring earbuds to block out the occasional chatter, if you like. Followed by socializing.
For online meeting URL, see MeetUp.com/ShutUpAndWriteAnnArbor/Events. Free.


 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Louis Nagel: Kerrytown Concert House Live at the 415 Series.

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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/Live-At-The-415. Free; donations accepted. KerrytownConcertHouse.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Online 

Virtual Improv Jam: Community Garden Party.

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Livestream short-form improv games led by this Pointless Brewery & Theatre improv team. All invited to join in, or just watch. All proceeds go to Pointless.
7 p.m., for livestream preregister at Facebook.com/CommunityGardenParty. $5.


 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

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. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

 
 


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