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Calendar of Events

Friday, August 21, 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 

"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 

"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-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.


 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Bingo: Northfield Township Area Library.

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Join us for a fun virtual bingo game! The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to the e-mail address used to register along with instructions on how to log-in to play. Pick up your bingo cards at the library or print your own at home using this link. https://myfreebingocards.com/numbers/1-75/edit. Register online at www.ntal.org/events
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. (734) 449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Meet the Maker: Natalie La Bruzzy": Abracadabra Jewelry and Gem Gallery.

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Jewelry maker Natalie La Bruzzy discusses her work.
4 p.m., RSVP at abragem.com 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. 

"Fairy Homes": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All families invited to learn how to use materials from nature to build a door for a fairy house. Supplies provided; each family is assigned a section of woods to build and place their fairy door.
6 p.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. $10 per family, up to 5 people per family. Preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Peace Generator: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us in creating Peace for our planet via Zoom. Chant, meditate, set intentions. Details at InterfaithSpirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 8 p.m.  Online 

"Eldritch!": Penny Seats Theatre Compmany.

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L.A.-based playwright Michael Alan Herman's dark fairy tale about a Celtic cleric and his cursed daughter. Staring Robert Schorr, Allison Megroet, Isaac Alonzo, Matt Cameron, and Alysia Kolascz.
For online livestream, preregister at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZAy-49TCScGlBYsGQZ7VcA. Tickets $5.


 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 

Gina Chavez: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Bilingual, San Antonio-bred Latin-folk singer-songwriter, a 12-time Austin Music Award winner whose songs draw on a diverse array of musical idioms from cumbia and bossa nova to swing and alternative rock. She has a new album, La que manda.
8 p.m., see TheArk.org/shows-events/calendar/2020-08. Free. 761-1451.


 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]





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