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Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 12, 2020






 
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 12 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Future Language: The Dimensions of Von LMO": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Online screening of Lori Felker's 2018 documentary portrait of this post-punk artist and self-proclaimed alien hybrid.
Online anytime between Sept. 9-Oct. 13 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  Free!  Online 

"Paul Taylor: Celebrate the Dancemaker": University Musical Society.

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Sept. 11-21. U-M dance professor Angela Kane and Paul Taylor Dance Company artistic director Michael Novak present and discuss footage of several iconic works choreographed by renowned modern choreographer Taylor. Highlighted by a taped full-version of Promethean Fire, Taylor's 2002 elegiac commemoration of 9/11 that features dancers in warmly lit black velvet, with music of J.S. Bach. It is a passionate, occasionally furious work that culminates with a sense of human renewal. Also, Aureole (1962), Scudorama (1963), Arden Court (1981), and Matthew Diamond's 1998 documentary, Dancemaker.
Available online at UMS.org anytime between 7:30 p.m., 9/11 & 7:30 p.m., 9/21. Free. 764-2538.


 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.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Area vendors, all from within 90 miles of Chelsea. Each month, kids activities TBA, market basket giveaway on the last Sat. & Wed., along with live entertainment every Sat. (10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. or so) & last Wed. only (3-5 p.m. or so), June-Oct.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402. [map]


 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Dexter Farmers Market.

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Every Sat., May-Oct. Sale of produce, eggs, honey, baked goods, and more from local vendors. Also, performances by local musicians.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., 3233 Alpine St., Dexter. Free admission. 426-8303. [map]


 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



 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6:30 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


 8:45 a.m.  Online 

Women Together 2020 - Recalculating… Do you ever feel like your GPS is broken?: ABWA Maia Chapter.

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Sometimes a new route is what we need. Our dynamic speakers - Zonya Foco, Robin Shear, Kasandra Vitacca Mitchell and Anne Bonney - will help you navigate roadblocks,be okay with an occasional side trip, and find your way to get back on track!
Your registration fee of $29 will include: 4 amazing presentations, the opportunity to network with amazing women through breakout sessions, and prize drawings throughout the event!
While you are learning and being inspired at this event, your ticket purchase is going toward the continuing education of other women. This event is an ABWA Maia Chapter Fundraiser, which will enable local businesswomen to attend the American Business Women's (ABWA) regional and national conferences. These conferences help women
develop their business knowledge, leadership skills, and provide opportunities to earn continuing education credits.
Registration deadline is midnight, September 10
https://abwa-maia.org/WT-regform.html
Zoom event. Online. $29.00. (7342163855). www.abwa-maia.org/events.html



 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Sept. 12, 19, 20, & 27. All invited to help remove invasive plants in various city parks. Wear a mask, long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves, and maintain a 6-ft distance from others at all times; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver. Sept. 12 (9 a.m.-noon): Argo Nature Area. Meet in the parking lot on Longshore Dr.

Sept. 12 (1-4 p.m.): Bandemer Park. Meet in the parking lot at 1352 Lake Shore Dr.

Sept. 19 (9 a.m.-noon): Gallup Park. Meet in the parking lot at 3000 Fuller Rd.

Sept. 19 (1-4 p.m.): Furstenberg Nature Area. Meet in the parking lot at 2626 Fuller Rd.

Sept. 20 (9 a.m.-noon): Fuller Park. Meet in the parking lot at 1519 Fuller Rd.

Sept. 20 (1-4 p.m.): Cedar Bend Nature Area. Meet in the parking lot at 1495 Cedar Bend Dr.

Sept. 27 (1-4 p.m.): Ruthven Nature Area. Meet in the parking lot at 100 Huron Pkwy.
Various times and locations. Free, but preregistration required at Secure.Rec1.com/MI/city-of-ann-arbor/catalog (click on "NAP Workdays"). 794-6627.


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed. & Sat. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal plays tunes TBA on this 17-bell chime.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Know Obstacles: Oz's Music Environment.

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All invited to play instruments, sing songs, and tell jokes with members of this band for kids and adults with special needs. Spectators welcome.
For online meeting URL see bit.ly/ozkidsopenmic (meeting ID, 933 1925 5392; password, 362147). Free. 662-8283.


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"You Can Dance-Outside!": University Musical Society.

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All invited to learn the basics of modern dance with local dancer-choreographer Jodie Randolph.
10:30 a.m. (sign-up begins at 10 a.m.), Wheeler Park, 200 Depot St. Free, preregistration required at UMS.org/Education/Community-Programs (limited capacity). 668-8463. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Charity Car & Bike Show.

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Car show with live music TBA and a 50/50 raffle. Alcoholic beverages & pub food available for purchase. Social distancing enforced, masks required. Proceeds benefit the Hope Clinic.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium. Free admission (donations accepted); $15 to show a car. 663-1202. [map]


 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 12-Oct. 31, and every Wed.-Fri. Sept. 16-Oct. 30. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a Corn Queen Combine playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Apple cannon & paintball shooting gallery available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $20; weekday admission: $15; kids age 2 & under, free. 390-9211. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m.  Free! 

2020 U.S. Census Mobile Questionnaire Assistance (MQA).

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MQA is a nationwide operation in low- responding areas to promote and assist with responding to the 2020 Census. The event will be located outside of the library with local U.S. Census Bureau staff members available to help residents answer questions and directly access the census questionnaire on Census Bureau mobile devices in English, or in one of twelve non-English languages, or call for assistance.
September 30th is the deadline to complete the census questionnaire.
Ann Arbor Downtown District Library, 343 South Fifth Avenue. Free. 618-525-3596. william.a.macconnel@2020census.gov https://2020census.gov/?cid=20003:2020%20census:sem.ga:p:dm:en:&utm_source=sem.ga&utm_medium=p&utm_campaign=dm:en&utm_content=20003&utm_term=2020%20census [map]


 Noon-6 p.m.  Free! 

SCRAP A2 Mega Sale: SCRAP Box.

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Do you remember how excited you felt the first time you shopped at SCRAP?
Shop our MEGA Sale next weekend and continue to shop OFTEN to ensure future generations get to share in that wonderment of discovering SCRAP as a community resource.
50% off EVERYTHING in the entire store all weekend long (Sept. 11th - 13th!) for SCRAP's last ditch, MEGA sale.
Join us for a ONCE-in-a-lifetime Sale!
SCRAP Box, 4567 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 7348004137. claire@scrapbox.org scrapbox.org [map]



 1-2:30 p.m. & 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off their warthogs, spurred tortoise, and chameleon. Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a cougar, alligators, and a bald eagle. Attendance limited to 30% capacity.
1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 2 & under, free) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org. 929-9324. [map]


 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. Archived performances available at bit.ly/kerrytales.
2 p.m., for livestream URL, see Facebook.com/Kerrytown. Free. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Currently Reading Cocktail Hour": Nicola's Books.

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Every Weds. Nicola's booksellers discuss their favorite summer reads and make cocktails over livestream.
7 p.m., for online meeting URL see Facebook.com/NicolasBooksA2. Free. NicolasBooks.com.


 7-8 p.m  Online 

"Living Room Live! Online": Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild.

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Storytelling by Jeff Doyle, a high energy, highly entertaining Brighton-based storyteller who has been featured at festivals around the country, including the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee. Host is Chelsea-based fiction writer & playwright Steve Daut.
For livestream URL preregister at tinyurl.com/LRL-JeffDoyle. Pay what you can ($10 or more suggested donation). Mail@SteveDaut.com.


 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 

"Benard L. Maas Summer Series": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Sept. 3-5, 11, 12, & 17-19. Outdoor performances of original songs, show tunes, and more by acclaimed local talent. All seating is socially distanced. Masks required. Sept. 3-5: Geoff & Chelsea Packard. Broadway favorites TBA from these U-M music professors. Sept. 11 & 12: Ariel, Zoey & Eli. Music TBA by this Emmy-nominated Ann Arbor sibling trio, known for its "geek anthem" "Take Me to Comic Con." Sept. 17-19: Jessica Grové. Broadway, pop and rock favorites by this Encore regular, a Broadway veteran.
8 p.m., Encore parking lot, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $25 in advance only at TheEncoreTheatre.org. 268-6200. [map]



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: Huron Gun Collectors.

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Sept. 12 & 13. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Youth age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (kids age 12 & under, free). (517) 546-4710. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Monthly Meeting: Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby.

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Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. It is the most focused and influential organization working on national climate policy. We are working to build support for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (energyinnovationact.org), a fair and effective policy to reduce GHG emissions. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions. Newcomers are welcome to come at 12:30 for a brief overview.
Ann Arbor District Library (downtown) - 3rd floor Freespace Room, 343 S. 5th Ave. Free. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org http://annarborccl.org, https://citizensclimatelobby.org/ [map]




 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: 8 Ball Patio Series

Every Fri. & Sat. A variety of artists TBA performing from the rooftop for patrons seated on the 8 Ball patio. No cover. 8-9 p.m. or later, patio adjacent to the 8 Ball Saloon entrance the Blind Pig. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Tariq Gardner's Evening Star

Afrocentric jazz by this Detroit ensemble led by drummer Gardner, a recent U-M music school grad. 7-10 p.m. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: "Jazz After Dark"

Every Fri. & Sat. Jazz originals and standards by a trio (Fri.) or quartet (Sat.) led by veteran local bassist Rob Crozier. On the outdoor terrace. 9-11 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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