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Calendar of Events

Monday, February 15, 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 a.m. 

Mid Winter Break Camp - IN PERSON.

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We have had great success with in person classes and camps since June of 2020 by following all safety guidelines as per the State and CDC so register your child today for a break from online learning. We will create pieces of art using a variety of mediums, enjoy steam related activities along with team building activities.
Flipside Art Studio, 255 East Liberty Street, Suite 213B. $50-$60 per day. 8104883893. marykay@flipsideartstudio.com https://flipsideartstudio.com/ [map]



 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Representations of Empowerment and Resilience in the Black Experience": U-M Clements Library Bookworm.

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U-M School of Information grad student Samantha Hill, a Clements Library fellow, shows and discusses early staged photographs of African Americans featured in Clements's new exhibit Framing Identity.
For URL preregister at myumi.ch/gjgzR. Free. 649-3370.


 10:30 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 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


 11-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Baby Time": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All infants through 2-year-olds (accompanied by caregiver) invited to this program of songs, rhymes, movements, stories, and other activities.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Toe Tappers": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 3-5. Toe Tappers will have a blast while learning about rhythm and coordination. Sam introduces children to basic tap steps as well as ways to move through space like skipping, sliding, jumping and hopping. Creative movement activities will also spark their imaginations to move in new ways! Sam will let you know before each class what household props you may need. Tap shoes are helpful though not required for the virtual class. Instructor: Sam Coffin. 9 classes. Scholarship recipients: $10.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $109. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54711


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Noontime Exercise" U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. All ages invited to follow basic prerecorded movements. No equipment necessary. Tai Chi (noon-12:30 p.m.) and "Walking off the Pounds," walking in place (12:30-1 p.m.).
Various times, for online meeting URL email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 12:01-midnight  Free!  Online 

James Ehnes and Orion Weiss: University Musical Society Digital Presentation.

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Feb. 14-24. Performance by these world-renowned recitalists who perform together frequently, prerecorded in Ehnes' home. Florida-based Canadian violinist Ehnes, a former protégé of Francis Chaplin, won a 2019 Grammy for best classical instrumental solo for his live recording of Aaron Jay Kernis's violin Concerto with the Seattle Symphony and Ludovic Morlot. American pianist Weiss, named Classical Recording Foundation's Young Artist of 2010, performs regularly with some of the country's most prominent symphony orchestras. Program: Schubert's Sonatina in G minor and Saint-Saėns' Sonata no. 1.
Available from 4 p.m. Feb. 14 through Feb. 24, online at bit.ly/ehnesweiss. Free. 764-2538.


 12:01-midnight  Free!  Online 

"When Love Goes Wrong": Academy of Early Music.

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Feb. 14-21. Performance by The Four Nations Ensemble, a New York-based early-music ensemble, led by harpsichordist Andrew Appel, that plays on period instruments. Program: Giuseppe Tartini's Sonata in G minor, Louis-Nicolas Clérambault's Medea cantata, Vivaldi's Sonata for cello and continuo, and a selection of love songs by Barbara Strozzi and Henry Purcell.
Available from 8 p.m. Feb. 14 through 9 p.m. Feb. 17, online at AcademyOfEarlyMusic.org. Free. 228-4338.


 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"Homer's "Iliad" ": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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Using Robert Fagles' translation of the "Iliad", we will do a close reading and discussion of the poem. Our main focus will be on Homer's characters and what they tell us about life, death, and war. We will also spend some time looking at the forms and devices of epic poetry.
Instructor Marilyn Scott was a lecturer in Classics and Great Books at UM and taught Latin and English at Ann Arbor's Community High School.
The study group will meet Mondays from February 15 through March 29. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Feb. 6, 15, 21, & 27. All invited to help remove invasive plants in city parks. Wear a mask, long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves, and maintain a 6-foot distance from others at all times; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors should be accompanied by a caregiver.

Feb. 6: Furstenberg Nature Area.

Feb. 15: Leslie Park.

Feb. 21: Foxfire South Nature Area.

Feb. 27: Mary Beth Doyle Park.
Various times and locations. Free, but preregistration required at Secure.Rec1.com/MI/city-of-ann-arbor/catalog (click on "NAP Workdays"). 794-6627.


 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

U-M Men's Gymnastics vs. Nebraska.

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This month's schedule also includes a meet vs. Maryland (Feb. 19, 7 p.m.). Livestream only from Crisler Center.
Various times, online at mGOblue.com/sports/womens-gymnastics/schedule. Free. 764-0247.


 3-4:30 p.m.  Online 

"OLLI @ Home": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Feb. 1 & 15. Two talks in a series of 10 on a wide array of activities to do from home.

Feb. 1: Paesano's chef Wade Grysban demonstrates via Zoom how to make an Italian meal TBA, and Paesano's owner and wine enthusiast Michael Roddy discusses wine pairings. Participants encouraged to follow along with the recipe or buy the Paesano's meal for curbside pickup.

Feb. 15: University Flower Shop owner Dani Vignos shows how to make succulent gardens, and U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens horticulturist Mike Palmer discusses succulent at-home propagation and care.
For URL email OLLI.info@umich.org. $35 per talk and $115 for 10-lecture series (members, $10 per talk and $90 for series); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 5:30 p.m.  Online 

Olive Oil Tasting: Fustini's Oils & Vinegars.

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Every Mon. & Tues. Fustini's staffers sample and discuss various olive oils.
For URL call 213-1110. $60, includes samples available for curbside pickup or delivery.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain, snow, or shine.
6 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


 6:45 p.m.  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 via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Mia Risberg: Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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Talk by this local Swedish acrylic painter, whose work draws from magical realism and an interest in ambiguous narratives.
For URL see huronriverartcollective.org/event-4120349?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=2/12/2021. Free. AnnArborWomenArtists@gmail.com.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Nicole Perlroth: Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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This New York Times cybersecurity reporter is joined by New York Times editor Glenn Kramon for a discussion of This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends, Pelroth's book about the secretive government-backed global cyberweapons market.


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


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Vascular Flora of E.S. George Reserve": Michigan Botanical Club.

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U-M George Reserve (Pinckney) botanist Robyn J. Burnham, a U-M ecology professor emeritus, presents illustrated slides on the flora of this 1270 acre area in Pinckney that has been managed by U-M since the 1930s. She also discusses the reserve flora in the context of the plants found in the rest of Livingston county.
For URL email khaw@comcast.net. Free. 718-6114.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Canceled: Katie Hammond: Ann Arbor Women Artists.

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Talk by this local acrylic painter, whose works involve such dichotomies as reverence and rebellion, humor and cynicism, and high art and kitsch.
For URL see AnnArborWomenArtists.org. Free. AnnArborWomenArtists@gmail.com.





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