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Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 19, 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.


 12 a.m. 

"Keep Your Distance 5k": Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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All invited to run or walk a 5k on a marked course. Medals and t-shirts.
Anytime from Sept. 19-Oct. 18, Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $15, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org.


 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.  Free!  Online 

Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween.

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Formerly known as Ghoultide Gathering, this show of Halloween art features works of nearly 50 artists, including whimsical painted collages and wood carvings, papier-mâché sculptures, pumpkin dolls, gothic jewelry, 17th century gravestone castings, and more. This year, participating artists share their artwork online.
Online at www.bewitchingpeddlersofhalloween.com.


 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]


 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.


 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Groove": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Livestream drop-in session of Groove, simple dance-based exercises. Led by an experienced Rec & Ed instructor.
9:30-10:30 a.m. For meeting URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. [map]


 10 a.m.  Online 

Holiday Observances: Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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Sept. 18, 19, 28, & 29. All invited to a religiously secular celebration of the 10 days of the Jewish New Year.

Sept. 18 (7 p.m.): Online Rosh Hashanah observance with readings, meditation, and music.

Sept. 19 (10 a.m.): In-person Tashlich observance, with participants encouraged to "let go of shortcomings" by tossing flower petals into the river. Meet at Island Park, off Maiden Ln. between Broadway and Fuller; preregistration required.

Sept. 28 (7 p.m.): Online Kol Nidre service in preparation for the Day of Atonement.

Sept. 29 (2 p.m.): Online Yom Kippur observance, with participants encouraged to consider how their actions affect the greater community. Followed at 6 p.m. by a Break-the-Fast Virtual "Potluck."
Various times, for online meeting URL preregister at JewishCulturalSociety.org (unless otherwise noted). Free, but donations appreciated online or by sending a check to Tamara Lewis, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr., 48108. 975-9872.



 10-11:30 a.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]


 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]


 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]


 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Photo Editing Software": MacTechnics Video Conference.

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Group members discuss and compare photo editing software such as Affinity Photo, Luminar, Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements.
11 a.m.-1 p.m., for meeting URL email Contact@mactechnics.org. Free. MacTechnics.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]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Live Music at YORK Food + Drink: York Food + Drink.

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DJ Batz will be spinning records at YORK in the Yard this Saturday night! Picnic blankets and camping chairs recommended - masks required.
If you come hungry, Lucha Puerco, will be popping up! Their mouth-watering tacos will be available for purchase as well as Bao Boys, Ricewood, and YORK dinner options. YORK will be slinging special sangria to pair - but you can order anything off the bar menu that makes you happy.
Social distancing required.
York Food + Drink, 1928 Packard, Ann Arbor 48104. Free. 734-662-0798. events@yorka2.com www.yorka2.com [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Candlelight Labyrinth Walk and Meditation": Ringstar Studio.

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The labyrinth began as an intricate maze meant to trap the monstrous Minotaur on the island of Crete. After many centuries of evolution, it has become a spiritual and meditative tool, with a single path in and out of the center. The journey to the center represents going deep within the self on the way to revelation or enlightenment. Join us for a self-guided walk through a labyrinth formed out of candles, complete with quiet music and incense. Cushions will be available outside the labyrinth for seated meditation. This is a donation-based event, with no one turned away for lack of funds.
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. Free. Donation. mail@a2ringstar.com http://a2ringstar.com/ [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.


 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]



 
 
 

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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]

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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