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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 aafilmfest.org/aaffpresents. Free.


 6 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason: University Musical Society.

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Already internationally acclaimed at the age of 21, British cellist Sheku was named the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year and has since performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding in 2018. His recent album, Elgar, is an exploration of the musical landscape in pre- and post-war Europe anchored by Elgar's Cello Concerto. He is joined by his older sister, pianist Isata, in Beethoven's Cello Sonata in C Major and Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata in G Minor. Also, Oct. 25 only, the performance is followed by a livestream chat with both artists.
Available online anytime from 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 through Nov. 4, online at ums.org/performance/takacs-quartet-ums-digital-presentation. Free. 764-2538.


 6 a.m.-midnight  Online 

"Virtual Movie Palace": Michigan Theater.

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More than 20 new releases 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.


 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 www.wolf-pac.com/workshop. Join the Movement to end corruption!
Virtual, 123 Virtual Ave. Online. $10. 6037462690. augustinedeb@gmail.com https://wolf-pac.com/workshop/ [map]



 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free.


 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 OLLI-umich.org. $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 ii.umich.edu/lrccs. 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 

"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.


 5-7 p.m. or so  Online 

"Bluegrass Jam Circle": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Oct. 13 & 27. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
For outdoor location and other updates see a2bluGrass.com. Price TBA.


 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.  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 TheBrassTacksEnsemble@gmail.com by 5 p.m. the day of the event. Free. Facebook.com/TheBrassTacksEnsemble.


 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 Interfaithspirit.org. Donation $5-10 per class.
Zoom. Online. Donation. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 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 Facebook.com/Skazat. Free. 223-3165.


 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.


 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 TheArk.org/Shows-Events. Free. 761-1451.





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