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Calendar of Events

Sunday, August 30, 2020

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 12 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Serpentarius": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Online screening of Carlos Conceiç„o's 2019 experimental film about a young man traveling through a post-disaster African landscape in search of his mother's ghost. Portuguese, subtitles.
Online anytime between Aug. 5-Sept. 8 at Free.

 7 a.m. 

"Swing for the Movies": Brian Knight.

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A Charity Golf Weekend to Benefit the Michigan Theater
Lake Forest Golf Club, 3110 West Ellsworth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. $100-$350. 734-649-3202. [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
Online anytime between Aug. 7-31 at $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 Free. 994-3387.

 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,

 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 for livestream. 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 Free.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Boggle over zoom: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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Sunday August 30 starting at 7 pm, some people will be playing Boggle over zoom. You do not need to have the game at home, just a pencil and paper! If you have never played before that is no problem; it is really easy to learn by watching a couple of tutorials on youtube. Message me for the zoom link.
123 Internet Street. Free. Online. [map]

 7 p.m.  Online 

Virtual Improv Jam: Community Garden Party.

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Livestream long-form improv led by this Pointless Brewery & Theatre improv team. All invited to join in the improv games, or just watch. All proceeds go to Pointless.
7 p.m., for livestream, preregistration required at $5.

 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Cecilia NoŽl: The Ark Family Room Series.

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This Peruvian-born vocalist sings everything from soul to jazz, funk, and a host of Afro-Latin styles-not to mention the world's only female salsa version of "You Shook Me All Night Long." She is joined on some tunes by her husband, Colin Hay of Men at Work, and by San Miguel Perez, the renowned Cuban American master of the tres, a traditional Cuban string instrument.
7:30 p.m., see Free. 761-1451.

 8 p.m. 

"Open Mic Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Performances by up to 15 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance at (recommended) and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


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Blue LLama: Dave Sharp Worlds Trio

World music-based jazz by this ensemble led by local bassist Sharp. 6-8:30 p.m. [venue info]


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