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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 12, 2021






 
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 12:01 a.m.-11:59 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Proving Up": U-M Opera Theatre.

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U-M opera lecturer Abbigail Cote directs U-M students in the acclaimed NYC-based composer Missy Mazzoli and her librettist Royce Vavrek's atmospheric 2018 chamber opera based on Karen Russell's short story. It's about an American family struggling to meet the overwhelming challenges of homesteading during the westward movement of settlers in the late 19th-century. A small chamber orchestra conducted by U-M voice professor Kirk Severtson accompanies. Prerecorded in November in the Power Center.
Online at YouTube.com (search "umich smtd"), available until Jan. 16, 2021. Free.


 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Online 

"Virtual Movie Palace": Michigan Theater.

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New titles available all month online for 2-10 days after you start watching. Full January schedule online.
$6-$12 per film. Online at MichTheater.org/Screenings for 2-10 days after you start watching. BoxOffice@MichTheater.org.


 7:30-8:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Shoreline Management": Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division Stewards' Circle.

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Talk by Cardno (Brighton) senior ecologist Shawn Duke.
Online at tinyurl.com/SCZoom2021. Free. StewardshipNetwork.org.


 8:30-10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Sunrise Nature": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Hike led by WCPARC naturalist Elle Bogle. Masks required.
County Farm Park, 2230 Platt Rd. Free. Preregistration required at boglee@washtenaw.org (capacity limited to 10). [map]


 9 a.m.  Online 

Weekly Sunday and Tuesday Meditation via Zoom: Deep Spring Center for Meditation and Spiritual Inquiry.

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Insight meditation offered via Zoom twice weekly: Sundays 11 am - noon; Wednesdays 9:00 am - 9:30 am, all times Eastern. No experience necessary; all levels of meditators welcome. No instruction.
Get the weekly link, it come to your email each Friday: https://mailchi.mp/deepspring.org/weekly-online-meditation
online - Zoom. Online. Donation. 7344775848. om@deepspring.org https://www.deepspring.org/



 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. 327-4200.


 Time TBA  Free!  Online 

U-M Men's Basketball.

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Livestream only from Crisler Center.

Jan. 3: Northwestern.

Jan. 6: Minnesota.

Jan. 12: Wisconsin.

Jan. 19: Maryland.

Jan. 30: Indiana.

Feb. 6: Michigan State.

Feb. 11: Illinois.

Feb. 18: Rutgers.

Mar. 4: Iowa.
Time TBA, online at mGOblue.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule. Free. 764-0247.


 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Getting Creative With": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. AADL staffers share and discuss creative projects they've been working on based on weekly themes TBA. Past themes include "Glue," "Socks," "Triangles," and more.
AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 4-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Special Collections After Hours: New Acquisitions of Medieval Manuscripts and Rare Books": U-M Library.

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Talk by curator Pablo Alvarez.
For online URL preregister at umlib.us/newrarebooks. Free. pabloalv@umich.edu, 936-2311.


 6-8 p.m.  Online 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap tips.
for online URL 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 Interfaithspirit.org. Donation $5-10 per class.
Zoom. Online. Donation. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 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 URL email Info@VoicesInHarmonyChorus.org. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.


 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A Memory Called Empire": Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss via video call Hugo Award-winning Arkady Martine's 2019 debut novel about interplanetary intrigue and culture clash.
For online URL email esrabkin@umich.edu. Free. www-personal.umich.edu/~esrabkin/fsftsched.html.


 7-10 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local Morris dancers lead an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. No set program; all participants are welcome to lead a song with a singable, reasonably easy-to-learn chorus. This is a participatory event.
For online meeting URL email bsagan@msu.edu. Free.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Strike for the Common Good: Fighting for the Future of Public Education": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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Rutgers University labor studies and employment relations professor Rebecca Kolins Givan and Syracuse University English professor Amy Schrager Lang read from their new book.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com/event/2021-01. Free, donations accepted. 585-5567.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Madness of Crowds": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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All invited to discuss popular delusions. For more information see belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/053-the-madness-of-crowds.
Online at umich.zoom.us/j/99926126455. Free.


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Troubled Water: What's Wrong with What We Drink": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss New York writer Seth M. Siegel's new book.
For online URL email nshiffler@comcast.net. Free. 971-1157.





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