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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 29, 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  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.


 8:30 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Senior Living Week Expo": Housing Bureau for Seniors.

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Sept. 28-Oct. 2. The 21st annual Senior Living & Housing Awareness Week, online this year, features talks exploring a variety of housing issues for seniors. For a complete schedule of workshops (preregistration required) and resources, see med.umich.edu/seniors.
Times and locations TBA; for updates, see med.umich.edu/seniors. Free. 998-9339.


 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Final Decisions": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This study group will be online. We will cover a number of topics relating to end of life decisions. They include: Michigan's laws relating to burial; honest talks with doctors, based in part on Atul Gawande's book, Being Mortal; choosing time of death; interesting cross-cultural funeral rituals; and options outside of traditional burial such as cremation, green burial, donation to medical schools, reef burial, cryogenics, and bio-urn (ashes planted with a tree seed). Instructor Marion Holt has extensive knowledge of this subject and has developed two courses on aging. The study group will be held on Tuesday, September 29.
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. $10. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Baby Playgroups": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon-Thurs. Hour-long program for kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings, please.

Mon. 10:30 a.m. (Downtown)

Tues. 10 a.m. (Malletts Creek)

Wed. 11 a.m. (Pittsfield)

Thurs. 2 p.m. (Westgate) & 6:30 p.m. (Malletts Creek).
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 2 & 6 p.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.



 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.  Online 

Virtual Youth theatre Auditions: Professional Youth Theatre of MI.

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We are so excited to announce our fall production will be... drumroll please... A MUSICAL THEATRE MASTERCLASS! Our 8 week acting, singing, and dancing workshop will help both seasoned and unseasoned actors train to be that triple threat! We will have 2 separate casts, a grades K-5 cast as well as a cast for grades 6-12. The experience will culminate in a BROADWAY MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE, where young artists will have the opportunity to perform a song and/or monologue live on ZOOM! Spots are limited, so sign up now! Visit www.PYTMI.com
Zoom virtual show, N/A. Online. $150.. 734-660-2966. pytmichigan@gmail.com www.pyti.com



 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Peter Orner: At Home with Literati.

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Dartmouth English professor Orner, a memoirist and fiction writer, reads from Maggie Brown & Others, his 2019 short story collection about the inhabitants of a working-class New England city. Questions & commentary throughout by local essayist and documentary filmmaker Kevin Smokler. Q&A.
7 p.m., for online meeting URL see LiteratiBookstore.com. Free. 585-5567.


 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.



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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