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Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 7, 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 for 2-10 days after you start watching.

 8-8:10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Black History Month Mini-Concerts: Northside Community Church.

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Every Sun. in Feb. 10-minute virtual concerts featuring art songs by Undine Smith Moore, Florence Price, William Grant Still, Moses Hogan, and other African American composers.
8-8:10 a.m., for URL see Free.

 8 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Mini-Festival of African American Vocal Music: Northside Community Church.

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Feb. 7, 14, 21, & 28. A series of Sunday concerts celebrating Black History Month.

Feb. 7: NCC choir director Paul Clark, a jazz tenor & handbell soloist, performs Thomas Dorsey's "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" and Duke Ellington's "Come Sunday."

Feb. 14: U-M music student soprano Taylor Adams performs Undine smith Moore's arrangement of "Watch & Pray" and Florence Price's setting of Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Sympathy."

Feb. 21: U-M music student baritone Jack Wiliams III performs Henry Thacker Burleigh's arrangement of "Nobody Knows de Trouble I've Seen" and Hall Johnson's "Ride On, King Jesus."

Feb. 28: U-M music student soprano Chase Warren performs Dave Ragland's setting of Gwendolyn Brooks's "Martin Luther King" and Moses Hogan's arrangement of "Give Me Jesus."

8 a.m., for URL see After its premiere, each program is available at under "online services." Free. 663-0677.

 10 a.m.-noon  Online 

"Rescue Reading": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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All ages 6-11 invited to read to adoptable animals. Also, a group read-aloud, humane education lesson, and dog meet and greet. Masks required, social distancing enforced.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $10. Preregistration required at 661-3575. [map]

 10:45 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Interfaith Sunday Service: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for Sunday service via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 7343270270.

 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Cantor Lisa Levine - The Myriad Voices of Our People Series": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Join Cantor Regina Hayut in welcoming Cantor Lisa Levine for a Sunday brunch exploring Cuba!
Cantor Lisa Levine is a nationally known composer, recording artist, author and worship artist. Cantor Levine was ordained in 1989 from the HUC-JIR DFSSM in New York and since then has spent her career building bridges through music which brings people of all faiths and cultural diversity together. Her love affair with the Jewish community of Cuba began with her first mission to the country in 2005. Upon arrival, she quickly learned that her guitar did all the talking. Her concert brought about a meaningful relationship that continues to thrive even through these days of the Covid pandemic. Cantor Levine will share the story of the Cuban Jewish community through story and song., Via Zoom: Free. Online. 734-665-4744.

 11 a.m. 

"Outdoor Adventures with Andrea in the Mitchell-Scarlett Nature Area": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 2-5 years & Adult. Is your family ready to embrace the outdoors this winter and play outside in this newly-designed class full of surprises? Andrea, teacher of Little Tykes Sports City, will lead families in a COVID-safe fashion with a different focus and theme each week. Trek through the woods (and hopefully some snow!) completing scavenger hunts, creating winter-based art or learning new sports and games all while being in the company of other children and parents during this socially-isolated time. Meet in the grass at the entrance to the Mitchell Scarlett Woods Nature Area at the end of the bus loop. All adults and children are expected to wear masks. If weather conditions are unsafe, make-up class(es) will be offered on March 14th and/or 21st. The First Steps Early Childhood PTO will help to provide winter outerwear for families in need who otherwise would not be able to participate. Instructor: Andrea Nance. 6 classes.
Scarlett-Mitchell Nature Area, 3300 Lorraine. $85. 734 994 2300 X 0. [map]

 11 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

"Sunday Talks: Jataka Tales": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Every Sun. Jewel Heart resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche discusses tales from this ancient collection of parables about the Buddha's previous lives.
For livestream URL preregister at Free. 994-3387.

 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,

 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 Free. 764-2538.

 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Youthful Spirits Class for Young People": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Spiritual Classes for Young People via Zoom. Free, but donations are appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270.

 1-2:30 p.m. & 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off animals native to the African continent, including Bed Head the African crested porcupine, a spurred tortoise, and the tenrec. Guests invited to view other animals on display, including a kangaroo, albino alligator, and binturongs. Masks required.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 2 & under, free) in advance only at (capacity limited). 929-9324. [map]

 2 p.m.  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. 6: Northwestern. 3 p.m.
Online at Free. 764-0247.

 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kerry Tales with Mother Goose."

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Every Sun. 5-10 minute long program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose. Archived performances available at
Online at (search "Kerrytales by Mother Goose"). Free. [map]

 2:30 p.m.  Online 

"Twelfth Night": Huron High School Players.

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Feb. 5-7. Claire Federhofer directs Huron students in an abridged version of Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identities and misplaced affections. Post-performance actor meet & greet.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2:30 p.m. (Sun.), for URL see for tickets ($5 per household/device).

 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Washtenaw County Rank MI Vote Chapter Meeting: Rank MI Vote Washtenaw County.

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Tired of the same two choices every election season? Do you wish political discourse were more civil and less divisive? Join our grassroots movement as we discuss how we can work towards a more representative and more civil democracy by ranking our choices at the ballot box!
Email for virtual meeting invitation. Visit to sign up for our newsletter, volunteer or donate!
Virtual -- Google Meet. Free. Online.

 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Wine, Women, and Song: As Long As I Can Sing": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Video compilation of archival performances from this KCH tradition, featuring jazz, classical, and cabaret songs that showcase noted local singers.
Online at Free. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Kol HaLev Rehearsal: Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Sun. All adults invited to join the rehearsals of this volunteer choir that sings both Jewish sacred and secular music. Led by TBE cantor Regina Lambert-Hayut. Pianist Taylor Flowers accompanies.
For online URL email Free. 665-4744.

 8 p.m.  Online 

Djangophonique: Blue Llama Jazz Club.

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Livestreamed vintage jazz in the style of gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by a local quartet led by guitarist Andrew Brown and featuring guest vocalist Leila Shaye. With guitarist Erik McIntyre, clarinetist Tyler Rondo, and bassist Jorian Olk-Szost.
8-9:15 p.m., for tickets ($15) and URL, see VIP tickets ($30) that include a pre-show meet-and-greet available at, 945-6926.

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