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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Mental Health Perspectives During the Covid-19 Pandemic": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute/Turner Senior Wellness Program Urgent and Critical Lecture Series.

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Talk by U-M epidemiologist Emily Toth Martin and U-M infectious disease physician Lona Mody.
Online at Free. 998-9351.

 Noon  Free!  Online 

"Stranger Still: Translating Contemporary Poetry from Israel/Palestine": University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Stranger Still: Translating Contemporary Poetry from Israel/Palestine
Sabine Huynh and Karen Alkalay-Gut
In this installment of the "Stranger Still" series, we invite the poets and translators Sabine Huynh (French, English, Hebrew) and Karen Alkalay-Gut (English, Hebrew, Yiddish) to join us in a conversation about their experiences as multilingual poets in Israel and the role of translation in their work. They will read selections of their poems and translations, including their recent collaboration: Huynh's French translation Alkalay-Gut's collection of Holocaust poetry, Surviving Her Story/Survivre ŗ son histoire.
Zoom Registration:
Online. Free. Online.

 Noon  Free!  Online 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.

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Apr. 6 & 13 Talks by U-M and visiting scholars.

Apr. 6: Simon Fraser University (British Columbia) anthropology professor Michael Hathaway on "The Role of More than Humans in Making Chinese Society and History: Thinking With Elephants and Mushrooms."

Apr. 13: U-M Chinese literature professor SE Kile on "The Making of a Medium: Borrowing Views from Painting and Fiction in Early Modern Chinese Garden Design."
Noon, for URL see Free.

 Noon  Free!  Online 

"Stranger Still: Translating Contemporary Poetry from Israel/Palestine": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Two expats based in Tel Aviv-Karen Alkalay-Gut and Sabine Huynh-discuss their experiences as prolific multilingual poets in Israel and the role of translation in their work. Then, they read selections from their works.
For URL preregister at 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-SaŽns' Sonata no. 1.
Available from 4 p.m. Feb. 14 through Feb. 24, online at 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 Free. 228-4338.

 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

30th Anniversary Davis, Markert, and Nickerson Academic Freedom Lecture: University of Michigan Faculty Senate.

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In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom, three renowned panelists, including Professors Nadje S. Al-Ali, Susan Benesch, and Michael Bérubé, and a moderator, Professor Melanie Tanielian, will be participating in a webinar event with the theme, 'Challenges to Academic Freedom in a Changing Landscape, at Home and Abroad.' The panelists will discuss the balance of academic freedom and free speech in changing times and contexts. This event is free and open to the public. The meeting can be accessed via zoom at the following link:, N/A. Free. Online. 734-763-9411.

 4:30-5:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Democratization and Violence in the Korean Context": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies.

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Talk by Kansai Gaidai University (Japan) foreign studies professor Jonson Porteux.
For URL see Free.

 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Fat Tuesday in YORK's Yard: YORK Food + Drink.

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Providing a platform for local chefs and musicians is YORK's passion. We're combining our love for live music with the unique celebration that is Fat Tuesday! DJ Fresh Myint (of University of Michigan sports DJ fame) will be complementing local duo It's A Good Day Donuts and Mothfire Brewing Company as they pop up in the Yard. YORK will keep things socially distanced and warm - we can't wait to support your indulgence!
York Food + Drink, 1928 Packard. Free. Online. 7346620798. [map]

 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.

 6:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Marketing and Your Corporate Voice": American Business Women's Association.

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Talk by Marilyn L. Gordon, founder of the Detroit-area business communications coaching company Mediatude.
For URL preregister at Free.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Let's talk to Representative Lasinski and Senator Irwin": A2D2- Ann Arbor inDivisible for Democracy.

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Join engaged citizens defending democracy!
State Representative Donna Lasinski & Senator Jeff Irwin will discuss:
-state legislative updates
-2020 election successes
-2022 election plans
-what we can do to help
Email for Zoom info
Zoom. Free. Online.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely: Ann Arbor District Library.

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These 2 writers discuss their 2015 novel All American Boys, the 2021 Washtenaw Reads selection. Written in two voices, it depicts a black teenager assaulted in a convenience store by a white police officer who wrongly suspects him of stealing.
Online at Free. 327-4200.

 7-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. Female singers invited to join the weekly virtual rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
For URL email Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.

 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Medicare for All: A Citizen's Guide": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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Prominent healthcare activists Abdul El-Sayed and Micha Johnson discuss their new book.

7:30 p.m., Online at Free, donations accepted. 585-5567.

 7:30-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Flint Water Update": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Talk by Flint resident and activist Melissa Mays and ACLU Michigan legal director Mike Steinberg. Mays is the plaintiff in 2 legal cases related to Flint's water: the 1st led to a $97 million settlement to replace all of Flint's lead pipes, the 2nd is an ongoing case to compensate Flint residents for damage caused by poisoned water.
Online at Free.

 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Instruments of Africa: Liberia and West Africa": U-M School of Music.

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Talk by U-M musicology professor emeritus Lester Monts.
For URL preregister at Free. 764-0583.

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