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Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 14, 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.


 8 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Climate, Coffee, & Conversation": City of Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations.

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All invited to chat about anything related to sustainability in the city and elsewhere.
Online at bit.ly/climatecoffeeandconversation. Free. zWaasSmith@a2gov.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.


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to join a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. 846-9418, hac-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com.


 Noon  Free!  Online 

"A Course in Miracles Study Group": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of A Course in Miracles on Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Underground Railroad of Washtenaw County": First Presbyterian Church Lunch & Learn Series.

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Talk by African-American Historical and Cultural Museum of Washtenaw County board member Bev Willis.
Online at us02web.zoom.us/j/5502657984. Free. 662-4466.


 5:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Jazz Chats with Cool Cats": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Local drummer Pete Siers and WEMU's former Groove Yard host George Klein discuss topics related to jazz and perform a program TBA. Live from KCH
Online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Free, but donations accepted. [map]


 6-6:10 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Biblio Files": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Three AADL staffers each answer a book question in about 5 minutes, such as "What book do you never seem to get to?" and "What is the prettiest book on your bookshelf?"
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Online 

"Chocolate & Mead": Zingerman's Delicatessen/ Bløm Meadworks.

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Zingerman's and Bløm's staffers sample and discuss several chocolates that go well with mead.
For online URL preregister at zcob.me/deli-tasting. Price TBA, includes samples available for curbside pickup.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
7:30-9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. Facebook.com/DetroitIMA. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Melanie Benjamin: Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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This Chicago-based historical fiction writer discusses her new novel, The Children's Blizzard, with best-selling novelist (and U-M grad) Paula McLain. Benjamin's book is based on the little-known story of a freak snowstorm that swept the Great Plains in 1888, threatening the lives of immigrant homesteaders.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com/event/2021-01. Free, donations accepted. 585-5567.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Singing for Comfort": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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All invited to join a sing-along of soothing songs that are easy to learn. No experience necessary.
For online URL see InterfaithSpirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated. 327-0270.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Trivia": Vault of Midnight.

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Every Thurs. Vault of Midnight events head Caleb Wimbrow hosts a live Instagram trivia quiz in which participants post their answers in the comments section. Prizes.
Online at Instagram.com/VaultOfMidnight. Free. 998-1413.





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