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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 8, 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.


 8 a.m.-11 p.m.  Free!  Online 

United Way of Washtenaw County 21 Day Equity Challenge: United Way of Washtenaw County.

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Equity in Michigan
21 Day Equity Challenge: Michigan Edition
United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC), has a vision that by 2030 your zip code will no longer determine your opportunity in life. At present-- in Washtenaw County and our State-- it does.
In response to newly available data on the wellbeing of households in our State who are Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, and Employed (ALICE), United Ways across Michigan are launching a special State Edition of the 21 Day Equity Challenge.
This version of the Equity Challenge is designed to take participants through a state-level exploration of the history and impacts of racism and how it has shaped the lives of people in Michigan. Along the way, participants will be equipped with resources and tools to take action for racial equity in their work and lives. Join us!
https://www.uwwashtenaw.org/equity-michigan. Free. Online. 734-971-8200. media@uwwashtenaw.org



 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Democracy and Debate": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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U-M public policy professor Michael Barr discusses the critical issues facing the U.S. during the upcoming fall election, including Covid-19 and the economic crisis. Q&A.
For online meeting URL preregister at OLLI-umich.org. $35 per lecture (for 10-lecture series, $80); for members, $10 per lecture and $65 for 10-lecture series; $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 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.  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 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Playwriting Club: The Brass Tacks Ensemble.

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This local troupe leads writing exercises and discussions centered around character development & conflict, narrative arcs, and more.
For online meeting URL email TheBrassTacksEnsemble@gmail.com. Free. Facebook.com/TheBrassTacksEnsemble.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Elisa Gabbert: At Home with Literati.

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This Denver-based poet reads from her brand-new debut essay collection The Unreality of Memory, which examines contemporary anxieties about climate change and the end of humanity. Questions & commentary throughout by U-M writing professor Raymond McDaniel. Q&A.
7 p.m., for online meeting URL see LiteratiBookstore.com. Free. 585-5567.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Mikaila Ulmer: Nicola's Books.

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This 15-year-old entrepreneur from Austin, founder of a lemonade business, reads from her brand-new middle grade memoir Bee Fearless.
7 p.m., for livestream URL see Facebook.com/NicolasBooksA2. Free. NicolasBooks.com.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Pub Trivia over zoom videoconference: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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Some people will be playing trivia over zoom on Tuesday September 8, starting at 7 pm. There will be a good mix of questions about entertainment, history, pop culture, geography, music, whatever. You do not need to be good at trivia; this is just one fun (and safe and free) thing to do while we do it!
123 Internet Street, 123 Internet Street. Free. Online. burrbarr7@hotmail.com. burrbarr7@hotmail.com [map]


 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.


 7-9 p.m.  Online 

"Bluegrass Jam Circle": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Sept. 8 & 22. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
For location and other updates see a2bluGrass.com. Price TBA.


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"V For Vendetta": Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss Alan Moore & David Lloyd's now-classic 1980s dystopian graphic novel about post-apocalyptic anarchy in London.
7-9 p.m., for meeting URL email esrabkin@umich.edu. Free. [map]


 7-10 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local Morris dancers lead an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. No set program; all participants are welcome to lead a song with a singable, reasonably easy-to-learn chorus. This is a participatory event.
7-10 p.m, for online meeting URL email bsagan@msu.edu. Free. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Burn: Using Fire to Cool the Earth": Huron Valley Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to an online discussion of Albert Bates & Kathleen Draper's 2019 book about carbon harnessing methods and minimizing carbon waste.
7:30 p.m., for meeting URL email nshiffler@comcast.net. Free.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Monthly Go-Tech Meeting: Maker Works.

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Join us for this self-proclaimed "geek show-and-tell." Makers present their creations!
We have people interested in a wide scope of topics and endeavors. Programming, robots, machining, welding, artistic creations, metal casting, anything being built. Pretty much anything someone is "Making" is welcome at a Go-Tech meeting.
Also, if you have a problem with your project ask for help and the brain trust of Go-Tech will amaze you with solutions to difficulties you haven't even explored yet. This is an open group. All are welcome and especially young makers are encouraged to bring in a project to show off.
Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 7342224911. frontdesk@maker-works https://www.maker-works.com/events/go-tech [map]



 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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