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Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 4, 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.-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Digital Escape Room": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Calling all teens and tweens! Can you solve these clues to escape this fun escape room? Starting February 1 - March 1. Click the link to enter the digital escape room and have the chance to win a gift card. https://bit.ly/2LwWSgV
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake. Free. Online. 734-449-0066. info@ntal.org https://bit.ly/2LwWSgV [map]



 10-11:30 a.m  Free!  Online 

"Advances in Science": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Thursday Morning Lecture Series.

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Feb. 4, 11, & 18. The last 3 in a series of 6 weekly talks by U-M faculty.

Feb. 4: Astronomy professor Edwin Bergin on "Formation of Habitable Worlds and the Search for Life."

Feb. 11: Anthropology professor John Kingston on "Human Dispersal(s) from Africa."

Feb. 18: Geology professor Ben van der Pluijm on "Welcome to the Anthropocene."
For URL email OLLI.info@umich.org. $35 per lecture (for 6-lecture series, $60); for members, $10 per lecture and $35 for series; $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 10:30 a.m. 

"Little Paws Storytime": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Stories, crafts, finger plays, a tour of the adoptable cat area, and a dog meet and greet. For ages 2-5 (with caregiver); kids age 5 & up and adults must wear a mask. Social distancing enforced.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $5 per kid (babies 11 months & under, free), preregistration required. 661-3575. [map]


 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 TogetherŪ 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 TogetherŪ 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 

"Jewish Multilingualism in the Midwest: Yiddish Translations of Urban Experience": University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Mellon Sawyer Seminar: Sites of Translation in the Multilingual Midwest
Seminar coordinator: Maya Barzilai (UM Associate Professor of Middle East Studies and Judaic Studies)
Visiting participants: Mikhl Yashinsky (Actor, playwright, director, and Yiddisht), Jessica Kirzane (Scholar, translator, instructor of Yiddish, University of Chicago), Erin Faigin (History Gradate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison),
Local participants: Julian Levinson (UM Professor of American Jewish Studies), Mikhail Krutikov (UM Professor of Slavic and Judaic Studies).
The presence of Jews in the big cities of the Midwest (Detroit, Chicago, Cincinnati, or Milwaukee) has been studied primarily through the lens of urban history, focusing on the post-war period. The linguistic dimension of the Jewish encounter with the Midwest deserves, however, further scholarly attention. This seminar is dedicated to Yiddish (and some Hebrew) translations of urban experience in the Midwest.
Online. Free. Online. js-event-coord@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/77490-19875787.html


 Noon.  Free!  Online 

U-M Women's Basketball.

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Postponed Feb. 4: Minnesota. 6 p.m.

Postponed Feb. 7: Maryland. 2 p.m.

Feb. 21: Ohio State. 2 p.m.

Mar. 5 & 6: Northwestern. Time TBA.
Online at mGOblue.com/sports/womens-basketball/schedule. Free. 764-0247.


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Lunch Break Club": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Thurs. All invited to discuss a weekly topic TBA, or just sit back and listen.
Online at bit.ly/aasclunch (passcode, 463533). Free. BRuthven@a2gov.org.


 TBA  Free!  Online 

U-M Ice Hockey.

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Livestream only from Yost Ice Arena.

Postponed Feb. 3 & 4 : Penn State.

Feb. 9: Michigan State.

Feb. 13 & 14: Wisconsin.

Feb. 26 & 27: Arizona State.
Online at mGOblue.com/sports/mens-ice-hockey/schedule. Free. 764-0247.


 12:01-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Sphinx Virtuosi: This is America": University Musical Society Digital Presentation.

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Jan. 29-Feb. 8. This ensemble of 18 top Black and Latinx classical soloists, many alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition, performs a program that's both archival and newly recorded, featuring contemporary African American composer Michael Abels' Delights and Dances and Sphinx Virtuosi composer-in-residence Jessie Montgomery's Source Code, which centers on a melody based on a syntax derived from black spirituals.
Available from 7 p.m. January 29 through Feb. 8, online at bit.ly/sphinxvirtuosi. Free. 764-2538.


 1-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Wise Guys": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs. All men invited to discuss issues of aging.
For URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353.


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Mellon Sawyer Seminar: Ezra Korman, Poet of My City": University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Performance by Mikhl Yashinsky, followed by Q&A with Mikhail Krutikov
The author and anthologist Ezra Korman was born in Kiev and later adopted Detroit as his home, becoming the city's dean of Yiddish letters. Mikhl Yashinsky, born in Detroit a few decades later, has claimed an inheritance of thought and poetry in the author's life and work. At this event, Yashinsky shares that inheritance and performs Korman's Yiddish poetry in his own translation, inviting us to visit libraries and dusty synagogue vaults, guiding us through the author's possessions, his voice, his writing, his grave…
Mikhl Yashinsky has taught Yiddish at the University of Michigan, YIVO, and The Workers Circle, and is known to Yiddish theatrical audiences for his performances in Joel Grey's production of Fiddler on the Roof and the title role of The Sorceress.
Zoom Event. Free. Online. js-event-coord@umich.edu https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1yoAh7j3TpexcrWsxFR3YA



 4-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"No More Promises: Policing Feminist Rage in Puerto Rico": U-M Romance Languages & Literature.

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Talk by University of Texas Latinx studies professor Marisol LeBrón.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/prrage21. Free. rll.weekly@umich.edu.


 5:30-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Feb. 4 & 5. Talks by U-M or visiting scholars, followed by a Q&A.

Feb. 4 (5:30-7 p.m.): University of Western Ontario classical studies professor Elizabeth M. Greene on "The Social Life of Roman Soldiers: The Role of Wives, Children, and Families in Roman Military Communities."

Feb. 5 (noon-12:30 p.m.): Kelsey Museum curator Geoff Emberling on "Ancient Africa in the Time of Black Lives Matter: Writing a New Archaeology of Kush."
Various times, for URL see bit.ly/umarchaeology. Free. KelseyMuse@umich.edu.


 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 TogetherŪ 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 TogetherŪ 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


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

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.
For URL email Contact@DetroitIrishMusic.org. Free. Facebook.com/DetroitIMA.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ina Park: Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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This University of California-San Francisco Medical School Centers for Disease Control and Prevention medical consultant is joined by Peggy Orensteinn, author of Girls & Sex & other bestsellers, to discuss Strange Bedfellows, Park's new book about STDs and their influence on human culture.


7 p.m., Online at LiteratiBookstore.com/event/2021-02. Free, donations accepted. 585-5567.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Vault of Knowledge": 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.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 7 p.m. 

Canceled: "Earwig and the Witch": Fathom Events.

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(Gorō Miyazaki, 2021). Subtitled (Feb. 3) and dubbed (Feb. 4) screenings of this animated movie about a stubborn orphan adopted by a selfish witch. Japanese, subtitles.
Ticket prices TBA in advance online (recommended) & at the door. Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973-8424).





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