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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.


 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 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain or shine.
6 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]


 9:30 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.


 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. [map]


 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.


 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off their cougar, opossum, and black rat snake. Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a kangaroo, albino alligator, and African crested porcupines.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 2 & under, free) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org (limited capacity). 929-9324. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Heckuva Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a 3-4 mile hike along the Superior Greenway. Dress for the weather and bring a mask and water. Social distancing enforced.
LeFurge Woods Nature Preserve, 2252 N. Prospect Rd., Superior Twp. Free. Capacity limited; email dehringk@washtenaw.org to save a spot. Washtenaw.org/Parks. [map]


 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]



 8 p.m. 

Jeff Daniels: The Ark Livestream Series.

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Movie and TV star, playwright, and Purple Rose Theatre Company founder, Daniels is also an accomplished singer-songwriter whose folk-flavored originals include such favorites as "If William Shatner Can, I Can, Too," "The Lifelong Tiger Fan Blues," "State Trooper," and "Recreational Vehicle." His new album, Simple Truths, co-created with West Michigan singer-songwriter Brian Vander Ark, is a collection of country- and blues-flavored originals that delve into the darker side of life. The songs are interspersed with stories from his stage and movie career. Followed by a Q&A featuring a selection of questions submitted by the online audience.
8 p.m., for URL and tickets ($20 in advance, $30 day of show), see crowdcast.io/e/jeffdanielsarknov21/register.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

Canceled: Keith Ruff: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Nov. 20 & 21. This Detroit-area comic is known for his crisp, clever, slightly twisted topical commentary and his high-spirited, often whimsical performing style. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $15 reserved seating in advance at etix.com before 5 p.m. the night of the show; $17 general admission at the door. 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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