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Calendar of Events

Friday, February 26, 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.


 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Hello Toes/PreBallet": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 3 - 5 Does your child pretend to be a ballet dancer? Then he or she will love this virtual class designed for our newest ballet students. Miss Tyra uses musical activities to teach balance, rhythm, movement and coordination, along with basic ballet steps. They'll learn the French words for the ballet movements too. The main purpose is to gently encourage our beginning dancers so they gain confidence. This class is a combination of Hello Toes and PreBallet for any child interested in learning ballet basics. Ballet attire recommended. Join us and meet Miss Tyra! Instructor: Tyra Johnson. 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/54713


 Noon  Free!  Online 

"Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Fri. TBE rabbi Josh Whinston leads informal discussions on religion. Eat lunch during the video call, if you wish.
Noon, for online URL see TempleBethEmeth.org. Free.


 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.


 2-5:30 p.m.  Online 

End-of-life Doula Training: The Dying Year.

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End-of-life doulas provide non-medical, hands-on support and comfort to dying individuals, families and communities. In each class we discuss their physical, emotional, spiritual, cognitive and social/cultural needs, as well as the doula's role and non-medical, hands-on comfort measures. Five weeks, 3.5 hours/week live online; 75-page Study Guide with prep work and resources. Merilynne Rush, MS, RN, BSN, has trained over 300 end-of-life doulas since 2016. In addition to having been a hospice nurse, she has 40 years' experience caring for families in transition as a home birth midwife and companion care provider. Our zoom classes are dynamic, personal, deeply moving, and comprehensive, and meet the Core Competencies of the National End-of-life Doula Alliance (NEDA), of which Merilynne was co-founder and first President. Ongoing mentoring and networking offered through additional weekly discussion group.
zoom. Online. $725; scholarships and payment plans available. 734-395-9660. thedyingyear@gmail.com https://www.thedyingyear.org/end-of-life_doula_trainings.html



 3-4:30 p.m.  Online 

"The Many Dimensions of Chicago": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Out Of Town.

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Chicago-based architect Susan Turner leads a virtual walking tour of downtown Chicago and discusses the city's history.
For URL email OLLI.info@umich.org. $35 (members, $10); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 3:30-7 p.m. 

St. Mary Manchester Fish Fries: St. Mary Catholic Church, Manchester.

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St. Mary's Catholic Church Manchester will hold its fish fry dinners-DRIVE THRU ONLY--at St. Mary Parish Center, 108 Madison Street (behind the Marathon gas station in the historic Village of Manchester). Enjoy a delicious fish dinner each Friday in Lent (with the exception of Good Friday) from February 19 through March 26 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The menu includes 10 oz. of beer battered deep fried (not baked) Pacific Cod, tartar sauce, lots of French fries, coleslaw, dinner roll, and a homemade cookie. The cost is $12. DIRECTIONS: Follow the signs to the back of St. Mary Parish Center where you will pay for your dinners. IMPORTANT. Do not enter the drive-thru line via Clinton Street. Please travel west on Main Street, turn right at Macomb Street (north), and then turn right again (east) on Madison Street. You will pay in the back of the building, leave by the west driveway, and pick up your dinners at the front of the Parish Center, just before exiting the driveway.
St. Mary Parish Center, 108 Madison Street, Manchester. $12. 734-428-8811. stmarymanchester@gmail.com stmarymanchester.org [map]


 5 p.m.  Online 

Rufus Wainwright: The Ark Livestream Series.

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Every Fri. (except Mar. 5) through Mar. 26, and Mar. 4. The son of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, this acclaimed young singer-songwriter specializes in lush, piano-based neocabaret pop ballads that he sings in what Rolling Stone calls "a rough-silk voice [that] sounds like a worn, inebriated diva sweeping down a staircase." These concerts are part of a series of 18 weekly shows from his Laurel Canyon home in which Wainwright performs his entire studio discography in chronological order.
5 p.m., for URL and tickets ($20 in advance, $25 day of show), see bit.ly/RW_TheArk.


 5:30-9 p.m. 

"Pets and Pajamas Movie Night": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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All ages 5-11 invited to watch a movie and interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and a water bottle. Social distancing enforced, masks required. Feb. 12: Pete Docter & Ronnie del Carmen's 2015 Oscar-winning animated film Inside Out, about the personified emotions of a young girl. Feb. 26: Disney's classic 1967 The Jungle Book.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $35 (additional children, $15), preregistration required (capacity limited to 10 participants). 661-3575. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Online 

"Wine Tasting: Wines of France": Zingerman's Cornman Farms.

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Little Guy Wine Company (Highland Park) reps lead a virtual tasting of different wines TBA, available for curbside pickup at Cornman Farms, 8540 Island Lake Road, Dexter.
For URL preregister at Shop.ZingermansCornmanFarms.com. Price TBA.


 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. 

Zach Martina: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Feb. 26 & 27. Local comic known for his fast-talking, enthusiastic style and his love of the Detroit Lions, his two daughters, and more. Masks required, except when eating or drinking.
212 S. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15 in advance, $17 at the door (capacity reduced to 20%). aaComedy.com, 996-9080. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Mark Webster Reading Series: U-M English Department.

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Feb. 5 & 26. Readings by U-M second-year creative writing grad students. Feb. 5: Laurie Thomas (fiction) and Ayokunle Falomo (poetry). Feb. 26: Kelsey Wiora (fiction) and Catherine Valdez (poetry).
Online at tinyurl.com/WebsterSeries. Free. dfrman@umich.edu, lmmorrow@umich.edu.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

U-M Ice Hockey.

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Livestream only from Yost Ice Arena.

Postponed Feb. 3 & 4 : Penn State.

Feb. 9: Michigan State.

Feb. 13 & 14: Wisconsin.

Feb. 26 & 27: Arizona State.
Online at mGOblue.com/sports/mens-ice-hockey/schedule. Free. 764-0247.


 7 p.m.  Online 

"Artini 2021: Cocktail Competition and Fundraiser": Ann Arbor Art Center.

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All age 21 & over invited to a virtual toast to kick off this annual martini event. Ticket includes 4 different canned cocktails with garnishes (8 pours total) inspired by A2AC's recent mural project, along with a tasting guide. Also, from Feb. 26-Mar. 5, various discussions and contests TBA.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/artini2021; curbside pickup at 117 W. Liberty. $125. 994-8004.


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Lantern-Lit Ski and Snowshoe": Waterloo Recreation Area.

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New dates: Every Fri. Jan. 22-Feb. 26 (except Jan. 29 and Feb. 12). All invited to ski or snowshoe (conditions permitting) or walk a half-mile lantern-lit loop. Bring your own snowshoes.
Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. Free, preregistration required at bit.ly/lanternlit; recreation passport required. McGlashenK@michigan.gov. [map]


 7:30 & 9 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



 7:30 & 9 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]


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Penny Stamps Speaker Series: U-M School of Art & Design.

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Every Fri. Talks by visiting artists.

Jan. 29: Harvard African and African American Studies professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Civil War historian Eric Foner discuss U.S. Reconstruction post-Civil War, the country's first effort to become an interracial democracy, as well as Gates' forthcoming PBS TV series The Black Church.

Feb. 5: Mexican multimedia artist Pedro Reyes on "At Home in Coyoacán"

Feb. 12: New Orleans artist Candy Chang on "Transforming Our Cities." Chang is known for her participatory public art projects, such as Before I Die, an installation that prompts viewers to jot down their deepest desires on a massive chalkboard.

Feb. 19: Spanish artist Jaume Plensa on "Behind the Walls," the monumental sculpture recently installed outside UMMA's front doors on State St.

Feb. 26: Multimedia artist and software engineer Sophia Brueckner, a U-M art professor, on "Sci-Fi Prototyping and Critical Optimism."
Online at stamps.umich.edu/stamps or dptv.org. Free. 936-0671.





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