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Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 28, 2021






 
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 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.


 9:30 a.m.  Online 

"Jump into Speech": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 15 to 30 months & an Adult. Between 15 and 30 months toddlers develop their vocabulary at an amazing rate. This class provides tools and strategies for adults to use with their children all centered around communication skills. There is time for social chatting and dialogue at the beginning and end of each class facilitated and modeled by Susanna with help from the participating adults using puppets, stuffed animals, visual aids and other props we may have around the house. Circle Time includes songs and fingerplays with movements, partner activities and "What's in the Box." A weekly extension will be available privately on YouTube highlighting the specific strategies to practice after class ends as well as a private group for posting additional content, building community and sharing progress. Instructor: Susanna Brown. 6 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $10.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $79. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54702


 10 a.m.  Online 

Healing and the Ever-Perfect Workshop: Deep Spring Center for Meditation and Spiritual Inquiry.

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Healing and the Ever-Healed Workshop via Zoom
Barbara Brodsky, Aaron, and The Mother, with Tavis Taylor and John Orr
and likely Yeshua, Love, Father John, and other spirit entities.
Aaron and the other spirit entities are channeled through Barbara Brodsky.
Spirit and human join together for a week to meditate, to remember we are already radiant and whole, and to remember we must still invite that wholeness to express. Please join us - for yourself and for all beings everywhere.
online - Zoom. Online. Donation. $200-$400. 737-477-5848. 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.


 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.


 11:30 a.m.  Online 

Music Together: Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Birth - 5 years & Caregiver. Music Together Online classes allow families access to the same Music Together® early childhood curriculum right in your home. Each week families participate in a live, 30-minute online class - no musical instruments necessary! Additional content is provided throughout the week to encourage continued music-making at home. Registered families receive a Bells cd and songbook + access to download music. Music Together® Mixed Age classes, even when they're online, encourage children and families to experience the joy of making music together! The time-tested, research-based curriculum supports the idea all children are musical and learn best through play. Join us for tons of musical fun! Instructor: Stephanie Urban. 9 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $50 material fee.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $159. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54733


 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  Free!  Online 

"Orientalism and Monotheism: Renan on Judaism and Islam": University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Lecture by Guy G. Stroumsa, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, followed by roundtable conversation with John M. Efron, University of California, Berkeley
Throughout the nineteenth century, the birth of what one may call philologia orientalis and the discovery of the linguistic similarities between Sanskrit and European languages radically transformed the perception of the East, much weakening the idea of a family relationship between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The case of Ernest Renan (1823-1892) is here emblematic. The lecture will survey Renan's conception of Judaism and Islam, through his invention of the category of "Semitic religions." We shall reflect on its consequences on the study of monotheism among historians of religions, as well as on the development of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in the last decades of the century.
Zoom Webinar. Free. Online. js-event-coord@umich.edu https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/7016105515609/WN_oYvSLryURveHxXW0tu-28Q



 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Story, Word, Sound, Sway: In Performance & Conversation with Carisa Bledsoe & Schroeder Cherry": U-M Stamps School of Art & Design.

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Performances by 2 U-M art school grads. Carisa Bledsoe reprises What the Tide Brought In, a work she premiered at the Yellow Barn shortly after graduating in 2014, and 1976 grad Schroeder Cherry performs with his handmade puppets. Followed by a conversation and Q&A featuring the artists in dialogue with exhibition curators Jennifer Junkermeier-Khan and Moteniola Ogundipe.
1 p.m., for URL preregister at stamps.umich.edu/exhibitions/detail/story_word_sound_sway. jenjkhan@umich.edu.


 2 p.m.  Online 

"Whimsical Winter Wonderland Online with Danielle": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 2-5 year olds & an Adult. Watch with excitement as your child expands his or her creativity while continuing to develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor movement in this new virtual art class. Each child creates a variety of "Winter Themed" art projects under Danielle's guidance and with assistance from their caregiver. Every week features a different theme for art projects and uses a mixture of materials for your little one to explore. Class begins with a friendly circle time and a gathering song to match the theme of the week. Basic materials needed at home include crayons or markers, scissors and glue. Additional materials for each project will be provided in an individual kit for each student. A contactless supply pick up takes place on January 25th at the Westerman Preschool and Family Center. More details for supply pick up provided following registration. Instructor: Danielle Augsburger. 9 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $10.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $125. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54717


 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Towards a History of Agrarian Urbanism in India": U-M Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies.

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Talk by U-M South Asian Studies director William Glover.
405 p.m., for URL preregister at umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Wb6qphtTRjKN7jvu6QrBAA?_x_zm_rtaid=54maNAfzTlOjFQQFgT_EYg.1610471012961.644664c470f4c97b13657cf17983ee56&_x_zm_rhtaid=530/. Free. 615-7400.


 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

San and Emily Slomovits.

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Every Mon. & Thurs. Multi-instrumentalist San (best known as half of the popular family-friendly duo Gemini) and his vocalist-violinist daughter Emily perform livestream folk music geared towards kids (Mon.) and adults (Thurs.).
Online at Facebook.com/GeminiChildrensMusic (Mon) and Facebook.com/Emily.Slomovits (Thurs). Free, but donations for Food Gatherers or a social or racial justice-oriented organization accepted. sandor2021@gmail.com.


 5-6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Valeria Luiselli: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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Reading by this fiction writer, a Mexico City native who grew up in South Africa. Her 2015 novel, The Story of My Teeth, was written in collaboration with workers at a Jumex juice factory. A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, it concerns a world traveler and auctioneer whose most precious possessions are the teeth of famous and infamous people. Q&A.
Online at tinyurl.com/ZellWriters. Free. 764-6330.


 5:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Feldenkrais Method": Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Rec. & Ed.

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All invited to try this "awareness through movement" style of exercise led by Michigan Feldenkrais owner Dale Jensen.
For URL preregister at aaRecEdOnline.com. Free. 994-2300.


 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"UFOs Over Michigan": Ypsilanti District Library.

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Did you know that Michigan has some of the biggest UFO cases on record? The 1966 sightings over Southeast Michigan and 1994 sightings over Grand Rapids each had literally hundreds of eye-witnesses to them, including law enforcement and radar returns. Find out more about these incredible events as well as several other unusual and well-documented UFO sightings from the Great Lakes State.
This program will be uploaded to the library's YouTube channel and available for viewing for one month.
Ypsilanti District Library, Online, Ypsilanti. Free. Online. 734-482-4110 x2411. skillian@ypsilibrary.org https://www.ypsilibrary.org/event/ufos-over-michigan/



 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 p.m.  Online 

"Music Together": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Birth - 5 years & Caregiver. Music Together Online classes allow families access to the same Music Together® early childhood curriculum right in your home. Each week families participate in a live, 30-minute online class - no musical instruments necessary! Additional content is provided throughout the week to encourage continued music-making at home. Registered families receive a Bells cd and songbook + access to download music. Music Together® Mixed Age classes, even when they're online, encourage children and families to experience the joy of making music together! The time-tested, research-based curriculum supports the idea all children are musical and learn best through play. Join us for tons of musical fun! Instructor: Stephanie Urban. 9 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $50 material fee.
Zoom link, Your Home. Online. $159. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54732


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Performing the Moment, Performing the Movement": U-M Center for World Performance Studies.

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Chicago-based multimedia artist Damon Locks discusses his work. Locks, who teaches art to men incarcerated at the Stateville Maximum Security Prison, founded the Black Monument Ensemble, a group of musicians and dancers who weave the words of black activists with intricate beats and harmonies. Q&A.
For online URL preregister at lsa.umich.edu/world-performance. Free. 218-1477.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Addressing Racism in Community: How It's Changed Us": Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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Participants in the Saline-based community discussion group People Addressing Racism share how their experiences as part of the group have shaped them personally.
For online URL email roederer@umich.edu. Free.


 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 

"The Prince of Mournful Thoughts": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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South Korean writer Caroline Kim, a Hopwood-winning U-M poetry grad, is joined by Boston writer Kate Wisel to discuss her new collection of stories about the Korean diaspora that explore what it means to be human.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com/event/2021-01. Free, donations accepted. 585-5567.


 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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