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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, August 19, 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.


 9:15 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Metaphysics of Spirituality Study Group: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of metaphysics. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.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 

"Quaranteen Digital Escape Room": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Hello and welcome to our end of summer, virtual escape room. Summer was a blast, but you are stuck at camp. You must be alert and use your wits to solve the brain teasers and get home. This escape room is intended for tweens and teens.
If you can escape, you will be asked for your name and contact info and will be entered into a drawing for a gift card. Entries will be accepted until 8 pm on Monday, September 7. The winner will be announced on Facebook and contacted on Tuesday, September 8. Register online at https://bit.ly/2DwtyTx
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. (734) 449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Nicola's Books.

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Every Wednesday. Livestream picture book readings by Nicola's booksellers and guests TBA. For livestream URL see Facebook.com/NicolasBooksA2.
11 a.m., for livestream URL see Facebook.com/NicolasBooksA2. Free. NicolasBooks.com.


 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.


 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Area vendors, all from within 90 miles of Chelsea. Each month, kids activities TBA, market basket giveaway on the last Sat. & Wed., along with live entertainment every Sat. (10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. or so) & last Wed. only (3-5 p.m. or so), June-Oct.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402. [map]


 4 p.m.-4:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Harry Potter TriviaTime!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. AADL staffers (and sisters) Abbie and Katie lead Harry Potter-themed trivia. Each week they focus on a different book in the series. Aug. 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Aug. 12: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Aug. 19: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Aug. 26: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Online at AADL.tv. Free.


 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Live from the B-Hive.

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Every Wed. Livestream performances from his home by Mark "Mr, B" Braun, a popular veteran local musician with an international reputation as one of the most exciting interpreters of traditional boogie-woogie and blues piano.
5:30-6:30 p.m., Facebook.com/mrBpiano. Free; donations accepted.


 6 p.m. 

"Summer Sunset Yoga at the Park": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Every Wed. Drop-in guided outdoor "slow flow" yoga sessions. All levels welcome, no experience necessary. Please bring your own mat and wear a mask.
7 p.m. (Aug. 12) & 6 p.m. (Aug. 19 & 26). Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. $10. Check Washtenaw.org/Parks for weather-related cancelations. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Federal Law Enforcement Deployed in American Cities: What is Legal, What Isn't, & What's Murky?": League of Women Voters' Virtual Brews & Views.

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Talk by U-M law professor and Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse founder Margo Schlanger
For online meeting URL, preregister at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqd-ygrz8pH9Y0AiXqQNvq6laPF9silRHd. Free.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Wed. Male singers invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For online meeting URL email info@HVharmonizers.org. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467.


 7 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
7 p.m. or so, join Facebook.com/Groups/KTCrafters for updates on virtual or in-person meeting location. Free. 926-8863. [map]


 7 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!  Online 

Al Bettis: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Detroit-born acoustic soul performer who took up songwriting at age 30 and has opened for Valerie June and for Michael McDonald at Motor City Soundboard.
8 p.m., see TheArk.org/shows-events/calendar/2020-08. Free. 761-1451.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blue LLama: Rick Roe Trio

Local jazz trio led by Roe, a pianist whose repertoire includes Disney songs, Star Wars themes, TV themes, classical pieces, and Thelonious Monk classics, along with wildly inventive originals. 7- 9:30 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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