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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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 12 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"What We Left Unfinished": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Online screening of Mariam Ghani's 2019 documentary, which features newly restored footage from lost fiction films shot during Afghanistan's Communist era (1978-1991).
Online anytime between Oct. 7-Nov. 3 at Free.

 10 a.m.  Online 

"Virtual Weekend Workshop to End Corruption in Politics": Wolf-PAC.

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Virtual Weekend Workshop to End Corruption in Politics: September 25-27
Wolf-PAC, a national, non-partisan organization working to end corruption in our federal government, will host its 4th annual Warrior Workshop from September 25 to September 27. Join others from around the nation as they learn to strengthen their activism skills in the fight to end "pay to play politics" in Washington.

Presenters will include Harvard law professor, Lawrence Lessig, Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, as well as Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti, hosts of The Hill's Rising. The agenda also features many other leaders working in the pursuit of campaign finance reform.

Registration is just $10 for a whole weekend of virtual learning, panel discussions, roundtables and games! For more details and to register for this important event, go to Join the Movement to end corruption!
Virtual, 123 Virtual Ave. Online. $10. 6037462690. [map]

 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"The Use of Medieval Mythology in Current Political Culture and Propaganda": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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EMU English professor Martin Shichtman discusses how symbols used in the medieval period resurfaced in the Nazi era and in the contemporary political environment to serve as propaganda for various movements.
For online meeting URL preregister at $35 (members, $10); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.

 Noon-1 p.m. (Canceled)  Free!  Online 

Noon Lectures: U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.

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Every Tues. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars.

Oct. 6: U-M sociology professor Xiaohong Xu on "The Great Separation: How the Cultural Revolution Has Shaped Contemporary China and Its Relationship to Global Capitalism."

Oct. 13: U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies postdoctoral fellow Jundai Liu on "Civic Solidarity: Sustaining Contention and Building Democratic Institutions in Contemporary Village China."

Oct. 20: Reed College anthropology professor Charlene Makley on "Oral History and Fugitive (Non)presence: The Afterlives of the Tenth Panchen Lama in China's Tibet."

Oct. 27: UMMA Asian art curator Natsu Oyobe on "Monumental Friendship: Chinese Ceramics in the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection at the University of Michigan Museum of Art."
Noon, for online meeting URL see Free. 764-6308.

 2-6 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]

 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

San and Emily Slomovits.

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Every Mon. & Thurs. Multi-instrumentalist San (best known as half of the popular family-friendly duo Gemini) and his vocalist-violinist daughter Emily perform livestream folk music geared towards kids (Mon.) and adults (Thurs.).
Online at (Mon) and (Thurs). Free, but donations for Food Gatherers or a social or racial justice-oriented organization accepted.

 5-7 p.m. or so  Online 

"Bluegrass Jam Circle": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome. Masks required. For updates, see
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5. Masks required. For updates, see [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Play Reading Club: The Brass Tacks Ensemble.

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All invited to join members of this local ensemble to read a part in H.G. Wells's sci-fi classic The War of the Worlds. Followed by a discussion on the Brass Tackian principles of clarity, universality, entertainment, and the essential elements of theater. Listeners welcome.
For meeting URL email by 5 p.m. the day of the event. Free.

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Helena Mesa: Skazat! Poetry Series.

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Reading by this local poet, an Albion College English professor whose debut collection, Horse Dance Underwater, suspends its thought between lyric and narrative, humans and animals, Latin America and the U.S., and desire and the difficulty of its fulfillment. Preceded by an open mic.
For online meeting URL preregister at Free. 223-3165.

 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Matt Jones and the Reconstruction: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Local band led by Ypsilanti pop-folk singer-songwriter Jones, who combines darkly playful instrumentation with brutally honest lyricism.
8 p.m., for livestream URL see Free. 761-1451.

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