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Calendar of Events

Saturday, November 21, 2020






 
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 6 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Les Caractères de la Danse": Les Délices (Academy of Early Music).

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Daily in Nov. Founded by Handel & Haydn Society (Boston) baroque oboist Debra Nagy, this acclaimed Cleveland-based quartet is known for programs the New York Times calls "thematically concise, richly expressive, and featuring composers few people have heard of." Tonight's prerecorded program of French Baroque music written for dancing includes Rebel's Les Caractères de la Danse, a scene from Rameau's Pigmalion, solo suites for oboe and viol by Philidor and Marais, and the earthy, rollicking dances of Boismortier's Ballets de Village.
Available online anytime from 7 a.m. Nov. 1 through 11 p.m. Nov. 30 at AcademyOfEarlyMusic.org. Free. 228-4338.


 6 a.m.-8 p.m. 

"The Original A2 Turkey Trot": Epic Races.

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Nov. 18-27. All invited to run an "Iron Turkey Challenge," that involves running a mile or more a day, today through Thanksgiving day. See complete list of challenges at EpicRaces.com/events/original-turkey-trot. Entry fee includes a hat, and T-shirt, medal, and racing bib. Also, on Nov. 27 at 4 p.m., watch a virtual awards ceremony.
Anytime Nov. 18-26, anywhere. $37 & up (kids, $22-$27) in advance RunSignUp.com/Race/MI/Dexter/A2TurkeyTrot; prices increase after Oct. 31. 585-7101.


 6:30 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Episode 1: Behind the Scenes: The Making of 13 Tongues": Cloud Gate Dance Theater (University Musical Society).

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Nov. 13-23. First episode of a 4-part documentary short about the making of and inspiration for 13 Tongues, a tribute to rural Taiwan that's the signature piece of new Cloud Gate artistic director Chen Tsung-Lung. This internationally acclaimed dance company includes dancers trained in tai chi, meditation, martial arts, Chinese opera movement, modern dance, ballet, and calligraphy. Preceded by Beckoning, a prerecorded 40-minute dance-theater piece that incorporates movements from Ba Jia Jiang, a form of Taiwanese street dancing.
Anytime from 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 through Nov. 23, online at ums.org/season/2020-21-season. Free. 764-2538.


 9:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Groove": Ann Arbor Community Recreation & Education.

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Local psychologist Hsiao-Wen Lo leads an hour-long program that combines rhythms with simple movements. Suitable for all age 14 & up.
for online URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. 994-2300.


 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Meditative Forest Walk": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Mindful Dexter instructor Doreen Murasky and WCPARC naturalist Shawn Severance lead a 1-mile walk with guided pauses for reflection. Wear sturdy shoes and a mask. Social distancing enforced.
Sloan Nature Preserve, Baker Rd., Dexter. Free. Limited capacity; email jeanette.m.brooks@gmail.com to reserve a spot. ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org.


 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Holiday Artist Market: The Guild of Artists & Artisans.

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Every Wed-Sat. in Nov. and Tues.-Sat. through Dec. 23. Holiday sale of works in various media and styles by over 50 jury-selected area artists. Featuring jewelry, functional and decorative ceramics, small and large painting, prints, fiber art, wood carvings, and more. Also, artist trunk shows every Fri. & Sat.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Wed.-Sat. in Nov. and Tues.-Thurs. in Dec), 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Fri. in Dec.), & 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. (Sat. in Dec.). Free admission. 662.3382, Elizabeth@TheGuild.org. [map]


 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"ABC's of Video": MacTechnics.

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MacTechnics education vice president Fred Seitz discusses the evolution of digital video and how to capture and share moving moments with your devices. (11 a.m.-noon). The program ends with a Q&A with resident Macintosh experts on how to use Mac devices.
For meeting URL email Contact@MacTechnics.org. Free. MacTechnics.org.


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Mystery Kit Fridays": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Have you been enjoying our craft kits? Stop by the Library to pick-up a mystery craft kit; we have kits for all ages! No registration necessary. Just request a mystery kit while picking up your library items and we'll include it with your pick-up. For more library programs visit www.ntal.org/events.
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. 7344490066. hmccausland@ntal.org www.ntal.org/events [map]



 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Keith Ruff: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Feb. 19 & 20. This Detroit-area comic is known for his crisp, clever, slightly twisted topical commentary and his high-spirited, often whimsical performing style. Masks required, except when eating or drinking.
7:30 and 10 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15 in advance, $17 at the door (capacity reduced to 20%). aaComedy.com, 996-9080. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

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. 9-11 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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