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Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 18, 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 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-1:20 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Free Improvisation and Jazz Avant-Garde in Poland: From Tomasz Stańko to Mikołaj Trzaska": U-M Copernicus Center for Polish Studies.

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Talk (with musical examples) by Institute of Photonic Sciences (Spain) physics professor Maciej Lewenstein, a longtime jazz enthusiast and author of Polish Jazz Recordings and Beyond. Also, on Feb. 20 & 21 (time TBA), livestream jazz improvisations by Polish jazz saxophonist-clarinetist-composer Trazaska and drummer-bassist Macio Moretti. For info, see events.umich.edu/group/3110.
For URL preregister at myumi.ch/nboXz. Free. WeiserCenter@umich.edu.


 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.


 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 - 2:30 p.m.  Online 

"Mapping in the Enlightenment": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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This Study Group will be online.
Study group leader Mary Pedley, Assistant Curator of Maps at the Clements Library, will explore how maps aided the search for answers to big scientific questions, how innovative mapping practices changed the look of maps, and how the general public participated in the creation and consumption of maps during the European Enlightenment (ca 1650-1800).
Mary is co-editor with Matthew Edney of The History of Cartography, Volume 4: Cartography in the European Enlightenment (University of Chicago Press, 2019).
This study group will meet Thursday February 18. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $10. 734-998-9351. olli-umich.org https://www.olli-umich.org/



 1-2:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Mapping in the Enlightenment": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Talk by U-M Clements Library maps curator Mary Pedley.
For URL email OLLI.info@umich.org. $35 (members, $10); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 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.


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ikebana International.

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Prerecorded videos of demos of this Japanese style of flower arranging led by instructors TBA.
For URL email a2ikebana@gmail.com. Free.


 3-4:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Monthly Craft Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Bring a project to work on and socialize.
For URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 4-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Policy Talk": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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MSU economics and international relations professor Lisa D. Cooke and U-M public policy professor Betsey Stevenson discuss Cooke's research on the relative lack of racial and gender diversity among recent patent applicants.
Online at bit.ly/umpolicytalks. Free. fspp-events@umich.edu.


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Risk, Bodies, and Disease: Transatlantic Slavery and the History of Science and Medicine": U-M Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies.

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Talk by University of Wisconsin history professor Pablo F. Gómez.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/februaryeihs. Free. EisenbergInstitute@umich.edu.


 5-6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Joan Silber: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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Reading by this New York fiction writer whose detailed, realistic stories "spotlight the drama inherent in ordinary lives without sentiment or pretension," writes Linda B. Osborne in the Washington Post Book World. Her most recent novel, Improvement, won both a National Book Critics Circle and PEN/Faulkner award. Q&A. Silber also gives a talk tomorrow (see listing).
Online at tinyurl.com/ZellWriters. Free. 764-6330.


 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


 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.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Lecture Series: U-M Center for Japanese Studies.

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Feb. 11 & 18. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars.

Feb. 11 (noon-1:30 p.m.): U-M women's and gender studies professor Allison Alexy on "Intimate Disconnections: Divorce and the Romance of Independence in Contemporary Japan."

Feb. 18 (7-8:30 p.m.): Korean documentary filmmaker and photographer Kim Jongwook on "At The Crossroads of Peace and Coexistence: Documenting The Lives of Japanese Wives of Korean Repatriates."
Various times, for URL see bit.ly/febjapanesestudies. Free. umcjs@umich.edu.


 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:

 5:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Canceled: "Jazz Chats with Cool Cats": Kerrytown Concert House Live @ The 415.

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Local drummer Pete Siers and legendary local jazz patron Don Chisholm discuss, with musical examples, Chisholm's passion, service, and philanthropy for jazz and the musicians who serve it.
Online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Free, donations accepted. [map]





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