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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 1, 2020






 
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 12 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Serpentarius": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Online screening of Carlos Conceição'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 aafilmfest.org/aaffpresents. Free.


 6 a.m.-midnight 

"Inspire All Virtual 5k": Pittsfield Township Parks and Recreation/mParks Foundation.

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All invited to run, walk, treadmill, skateboard, bike, surf, handcycle, or swim a 5k from any location. Medals and t-shirts.
Anytime & anywhere in Sept. $33, preregister at bit.ly/inspire5k.


 6 a.m.-midnight  Online 

"Virtual Movie Palace": Michigan Theater.

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More than 40 select films to watch from your home. Movie rental and purchases directly support the Michigan Theater Foundation and staff. For full schedule, see www.MichTheater.org/Screenings.
Various prices per film. Available all Sept. online at MichTheater.org/Screenings for 2-10 days after patrons start watching each film. BoxOffice@MichTheater.org.


 10-10:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Music Together Online Demo Class: First Steps Ann Arbor Community Education and Recreation.

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Music Together Online classes allow families with babies, toddlers and preschoolers access to the same Music Together® early childhood curriculum right in your home. You are invited to sample a live, online classes with instructor Stephanie Urban. Music Together® Mixed Age classes encourage children and families to experience the joy of making music together! The time-tested, research-based curriculum supports the idea all children are musical and learn best through play. Join us for tons of musical fun! Class is designed for birth through 5 years old with an adult (parents, grandparents, caregivers, etc).
Please complete this brief registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScofq5dViR4jDp1jarSPaS1MAc2TvpQQBID0HdqPgQDINbPw/viewform
We will send you a Zoom link prior to class.
Virtual Class via Zoom. Free. Online. firststeps@aaps.k12.mi.us. https://hyde140.wixsite.com/first-steps-annarbor


 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Meditation Drop-In": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Tues. Local insight mindful meditation instructor Bilha Birman Rivlin leads an informal session for all ages & experience levels.
For meeting URL preregister at bit.ly/virtualmeditation2 or call 998-9353. 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.-noon  Free!  Online 

Tuesday Morning Mindfulness Meditation: Open Meditation Saline.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Now online. Please join us for this weekly free one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between. Come when you can. Experience the power of mindfulness in community!
Please message mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com for Zoom link.
Now Online! Formerly Center for Innovation Community Room 2, 400 W. Russell St, Saline. Free. Online. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com [map]


 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.


 6-8 p.m. 

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

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All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap tips.
For meeting location call or preregister at MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch. $2 monthly dues. 945-3035.


 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Death Cafe: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us via Zoom to discuss our views on Death and Dying. Details at Interfaith.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734 327 0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 6:30 p.m.  Online 

Sufi Class with Imam Kamau Ayubbi: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a Sufi class via Zoom. Details at Intefaithspirit.org.
Donation: $5-$10
Zoom. Online. Donation. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Death Café": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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All invited to join a frank conversation about death, hosted by Interfaith Center Minister Annie Kopko.
For online meeting location see InterfaithSpirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated. 327-0270.


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. All female singers invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
For online meeting URL email Info@VoicesInHarmonyChorus.org. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Sonia Hartl & Becky Wallace": Nicola's Books.

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These fiction writers read from their brand-new young adult novels. Hartl's Not Your #Lovestory explores the addictiveness of internet fame. Wallace's Far From Normal is the story of an average girl tasked with repairing the image of major league soccer's biggest "bad boy."
7 p.m., for livestream URL see Facebook.com/NicolasBooksA2. Free. NicolasBooks.com.


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Sept. 1 & 15. Club members show their projected digital images (Sept. 1) and prints (Sept. 15) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Flora." Presentations include club member Awni Hafedh on "Astrophotography" (Sept. 1), and U-M College of Engineering visual communications director Marcin Szczepanski on documenting the effects of climate change on nature, with a focus on human adaptability (Sept. 15).
For online meeting URL, email a2camClub@gmail.com. Free. 327-4781, AnnArborCameraClub.org.


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

AHI: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Canadian alt-soul singer-songwriter Ahkinoah Habah Izarh ("AHI") "fuses a strong pop sensibility to a positive, non-threatening political message," says a PopMatters review. His acclaimed sophomore album In Our Time highlights his warm, gravelly voice in songs that reflect on struggle through a lens of positivity and optimism.
8 p.m., for livestream URL see TheArk.org/Shows-Events. Free. 761-1451.


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Dani Darling: Ann Arbor Summer Festival Not Too Close Series/Ann Arbor District Library.

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Rebroadcasted concert of this local jazz-inflected pop-soul singer-songwriter.
Online at Facebook.com/AASummerFest, Twitter.com/AASummerFest, and YouTube.com/user/AnnArborSummerFest.


 9 p.m. or so-12:30 a.m.  Free! 

Burnout Society Film Club.

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Every Thurs. or so. Double features TBA, preceded on Thurs. at 8:30 p.m. by a trivia contest. Face masks required. Age 21 & up only. For complete schedule, see Facebook.com/8ballMovieNight.
8 Ball Saloon outdoor patio, 208 S. First St. [map]



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Cruise Nights: Chelsea Classic Cruisers.

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All invited to bring their classic and vintage autos to display. Weekly awards chosen by the participants. Also, games on the 3rd Tuesday of the month: Bean Bag Toss (June 18), "Movin' On Up" (July 16), & "Wet T-Shirt Toss" (Aug. 20).
5-8 p.m., Wendy's parking lot, Brown Dr. at Commerce Park (west of M-52), Chelsea. Free. 649-1106.


 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]





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