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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 23, 2021






 
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 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 events.umich.edu/group/2625. Free. chinese.studies@umich.edu.


 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 bit.ly/ehnesweiss. Free. 764-2538.


 4-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Team in Leadership": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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Former U-M men's basketball head coach John Beilein discusses how to build effective teams, deal with team conflict, and other topics with U-M Ford School Leadership Initiative faculty director Paula Lantz.
Online at bit.ly/umteamleadership. Free. fspp-events@umich.edu.


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Undue Process: Persecution and Punishment in Autocratic Courts": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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Talk by College of William & Mary government and data science professor Fiona Shen-Bayh.
For URL preregister at myumi.ch/wloB7. Free. WeiserCenter@umich.edu.


 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.


 7 & 8:30 p.m.  Online 

"Scott Silven's The Journey (Virtual)": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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In this live, virtual theater experience, travel from your living room to Silven's home in rural Scotland through beautiful cinematic imagery and high-definition immersive sound. Hear a long-forgotten story, interact directly with Silven in a cutting-edge digital space, and help shape the evening's extraordinary illusions and mesmerizing events.
With a maximum of 30 guests per show, each intimate, interactive event is constructed by you, your own sense of home and connection, and your fellow travelers inhabiting the same digital space from across the world.
Through the power of storytelling and the work of a masterful illusionist, discover the path that connects you to Silven's past, your own present, and a collective future. The Journey awaits.
BUY TICKETS: https://tickets.a2sf.org/events
The Journey is generously supported by Erin McKean & Steve Sullivan.
Virtual. Online. $46. info@a2sf.org https://tickets.a2sf.org/events



 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Rota: Skazat! Poetry Series.

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Reading by this local poet, author of the 2020 collection Giveth and Taketh that addresses his own experience and political theology as a Jewish person in the Trump era, along with other topics. Preceded by an open mic.
For URL preregister at Facebook.com/Skazat. Free. 223-3165.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

U-M Bioethics Discussion Group.

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Feb. 9 & 23. All invited to join philosophical discussions on various themes. For questions to ponder prior to meeting, see bit.ly/febsextalk. Led by U-M biomedical engineering professor Barry Belmont. Feb. 9: "Sex". Feb. 23: "Artificial Life."
Online at umich.zoom.us/j/99926126455. Free. belmont@umich.edu.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Meeting: Moms Demand Action - Washtenaw County.

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Please join us for an informational and inspiring meeting this month! We will feature a guest speaker, discuss current events, and address legislative updates. Register here and the Zoom link will be emailed to you the morning of the meeting. https://momsdemandaction.org/events/
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a non-partisan grass-roots movement of mothers and allies demanding commonsense solutions to address our country's dangerous culture of gun violence, which jeopardizes the safety of our children and families. momsdemandaction.org
zoom. Free. Online. momswashtenaw@gmail.com momsdemandaction.org/events



 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 Info@VoicesInHarmonyChorus.org. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.


 7 & 8:30 p.m.  Online 

"The Journey": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Feb. 23-28. Renowned Scottish mentalist and storyteller Scott Silven hosts an evening of mesmerizing illusions and sounds, interspersed with tales live from his home in rural Scotland. Silven's shows are known for their sophistication, intelligence, and immersiveness.
7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sun.), 9 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), and 5 p.m. (Sun. only); no late entry. For URL & tickets ($51 per person per device), see tickets.a2sf.org. 994-5999. [map]





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