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Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 17, 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.


 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 

"Poverty, Inequity, and Disparity": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Thursday Morning Lecture Series.

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Every Thurs., Sept. 10-Oct. 15. Talks by various speakers.

Sept. 10: MSU economics professor Charles Ballard on "Poverty: Causes, Consequences, and Cures."

Sept. 17: U-M public policy and social work professor H. Luke Shaefer on "The Questions We Don't Know to Ask: Studying Poverty in 21st Century America."

Sept. 24: U-M instructional design for seminars and special programs director Simona Goldin on "Access and Equity in U.S. School Systems."

Oct. 1: U-M public policy professor Sarah Miller on "The Short-Term and Long-Term Impacts of Health Care Access for Low Income Americans."

Oct. 8: U-M urban and regional planning professor Lan Deng on "Building and Preserving Affordable Housing in the United States: Federal Resources and Local Efforts."

Oct. 15: U-M sociology, Afroamerican & African studies, and public policy professor Alford Young Jr. on "From the Edge of the Ghetto: The Quest of Small City African Americans to Survive Post-Industrialism."
For online meeting URL preregister at OLLI-umich.org. $35 per lecture (for 6-lecture series, $60); for members, $10 per lecture and $35 for 6-lecture series; $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Therapeutic Yoga": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of therapeutic yoga. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
10:30-11:30 a.m. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Welcoming Week": Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.

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Register Here: http://jfsannarbor.org/welcoming-week/
Join JFS for Welcoming Week, when cities, towns and organizations across the nation bring together immigrants, refugees, and long-time residents to build strong connections that make their communities a more welcoming place for all.
September 14-17
A week of free virtual offerings including Cultural Humility training, Creating Welcoming Communities training, Mentorship and its Impact Training, and Virtual Author/Book Event:
Meet Dina Nayeri, the Author of the Ungrateful Refugee. She will read an excerpt of her book and take audience questions. Books will be available to purchase online!
Thursday, September 17- 11:00am-12:00pm
Virtual/Online. Free. Online. 7347690209. info@jfsannarbor.org http://jfsannarbor.org/welcoming-week/



 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  Free!  Online 

A Course in Miracles Study Group: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of A Course in Miracles. Details at InterfaithSpirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 1 & 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Fall Open House: International Neighbors.

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Area women invited to join women from more than 60 countries to learn about and sign up for various activities throughout the year, including beginning and intermediate English conversation, foreign language discussion groups, tea groups, and special interest groups such as hiking, quilting, and cooking. International Neighbors is a 62-year-old group of local women who welcome women from other countries during their stays in Ann Arbor.
For online meeting URL email vp@international-neighbors.org. Free. 678-6341.


 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Learn-In With Chef Ji Hye Kim": Miss Kim.

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Every Thurs. Chef Kim discusses topics related to cooking TBA.
1 p.m. Online at Facebook.com/MissKimAnnArbor. Free. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Make Your Own Mozzarella": U-M Turner Senior Resource Center.

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Cooking demo led by a StoryPoint Senior Living chef TBA.
For online meeting URL call 998-9353 or email TSWP.info@umich.edu. Free.


 2:15-4:15 p.m.  Online 

"Memoirs and Personal Essays": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This study group will be online. There are no specific assignments. Each writer strives to find his or her own subject matter and stylistic voice. We will read our work aloud and discuss it, making constructive suggestions for improvement. The important thing is to write well enough to interest others and to convey our ideas clearly. We will use a flexible combination of email, telephone, and video conferencing during the pandemic. Participants are expected to read their work regularly. Instructor Eleanor Linn has led this writing group since 2014. She is a published author.
This group meets every Thursday from September 2020 to June 2021, except for holidays.
Pre-registration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $85. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 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.


 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Eduardo C. Corral: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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This North Carolina State University English professor reads from Guillotine, his brand-new poetry collection that explores the lives of undocumented immigrants, border patrol agents, and scorned lovers. The New York Times praises Corral for "nimbly [bridging] the personal and political" in poems that switch between Spanish and English, explore themes of migration, and connect rejection from the US with unrequited love. Followed by a Q&A.
5 p.m., online at tinyurl.com/ZellWriters. Free. 764-6330.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Live Music: Robin Hills Farm.

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Live music TBA at this local farm operation.
20390 N. M-52, Chelsea. [map]


 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Cardio Dance & Pilates": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of cardio dance & pilates. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
6-7 p.m. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [map]


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Yoga for Runners & Cyclists": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of cardio dance & pilates. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
6:30-7:30 p.m. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Online 

"Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe - Foundations of Buddhist Philosophy": Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center.

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Geshe Thabkhe's teachings, recorded in India and translated by Geshe Yeshe Lhudrup, will be posted weekly over 8 Thursdays listed below. Once registered, we invite you to visit your registrant webpage weekly for each new post, or stream posted recordings later as your schedule permits.
Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe is a genuine contemplative master and a member of the last generation extensively trained in old Tibet. He received his monastic education at Drepung Loseling Monastery and, in 1969, was awarded the Geshe Lharampa, the highest degree of scholarship conferred within the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism. He is Professor Emeritus of Buddhist Philosophy at the Central University of Tibetan Studies, the only Tibetan university in India.
Jewel Heart (online). Online. Donation. $150. (734) 994-3387. registration@jewelheart.org https://www.jewelheart.org/events/geshe-yeshe-thabkhe-foundations-of-buddhist-philosophy/


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Comhaltas.

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All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments.
For meeting URL email Contact@DetroitIrishMusic.org. Free. Facebook.com/DetroitIMA.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Iyengar Yoga": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of Iyengar Yoga, an exercise-based form of yoga that focuses on bodily alignment. Beginners welcome, no experience necessary. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
10-11:30 a.m. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [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]


 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:

 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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