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Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 20, 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.


 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 

Fine Arts Informational Webinar: Washtenaw Community College.

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Interested in pursuing a career in the arts? Join Fine Arts faculty, along with WCC Student Recruitment and our Entrepreneurship Center for an informational webinar. You will learn about WCC's Fine Arts program and degrees, hear stories from current students and alumni, and participate in a Q & A session.
Click the link to register:
https://www.wccnet.edu/announcements/fine-arts-info-webinar.php
Virtual Webinar. Free. Online. kasuwilliams@wccnet.edu https://www.wccnet.edu/announcements/fine-arts-info-webinar.php


 11 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

"Tangle Time": Tangle Addicts (Zentangle Community).

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Every Thurs. All invited to draw structured patterns and learn techniques for mindful (and satisfactory) doodling.
For online meeting URL see MeetUp.com/Tangle-Addicts-Zentangle-Community/Events. Free.


 6-8 p.m.  Online 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their projects and swap tips with others. In-person outdoors and also streamed live via Zoom (see MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch for URL).
Community High School back lawn, 379 N. Fifth. $2 monthly dues, preregistration required at MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch. 945-3035. [map]


 6:15 p.m. 

Slow Flow Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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This yoga class will help you find the space between poses while still retaining the gentle rhythm of a flow yoga class. Slow Flow classes are a combination of Vinyasa Flow and Hatha yoga, with fewer transitions than a typical Vinyasa yoga class. When you come to the studio, remove your shoes at the door, and take your belongings to your yoga space. You will be checked in at the door. Your first class is free!
Pre-register on our website (www.motathaiyoga.com) or on Mindbody.
(Mota Thai Yoga is located at 416 W. Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.)
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $15 drop in (or package prices). motathaiyoga@yahoo.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"In the Open" Ann Arbor Camerata.

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Outdoor multimedia performance featuring Lansing-based woodwind quintet Pure Winds and other visual artists and dancers TBA.
West Park Bandshell, 215 Chapin St. Free, but preregistration required at www.eventbrite.com/e/in-the-open-west-park-bandshell-tickets-114963422692. www.annarborcamerata.org. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Comhaltas.

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All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments.
For meeting URL email Contact@DetroitIrishMusic.org. Free. Facebook.com/DetroitIMA.


 7 p.m.  Online 

"The Kosmic Kitchen": Nicola's Books.

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Livestream how-to session on a cooking-related topic TBA. Led by members of the Kosmic Kitchen, an educational online platform for plant-based wellness that draws from western herbalism and Ayurvedic practices.
7 p.m. Price TBA, for livestream, preregistration required at Facebook.com/NicolasBooksA2. NicolasBooks.com. [map]



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 8-10 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: German Conversation.

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Every Tues. & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.). Note: Face masks required.
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blue LLama: Ron Di Salvio Trio

Ensemble led by this veteran jazz pianist, now based in Albion, whose music integrates jazz and classical harmonies. 7-9:30 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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