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Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 28, 2021

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 8-8:10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Black History Month Mini-Concerts: Northside Community Church.

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Every Sun. in Feb. 10-minute virtual concerts featuring art songs by Undine Smith Moore, Florence Price, William Grant Still, Moses Hogan, and other African American composers.
8-8:10 a.m., for URL see Free.

 8 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Mini-Festival of African American Vocal Music: Northside Community Church.

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Feb. 7, 14, 21, & 28. A series of Sunday concerts celebrating Black History Month.

Feb. 7: NCC choir director Paul Clark, a jazz tenor & handbell soloist, performs Thomas Dorsey's "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" and Duke Ellington's "Come Sunday."

Feb. 14: U-M music student soprano Taylor Adams performs Undine smith Moore's arrangement of "Watch & Pray" and Florence Price's setting of Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Sympathy."

Feb. 21: U-M music student baritone Jack Wiliams III performs Henry Thacker Burleigh's arrangement of "Nobody Knows de Trouble I've Seen" and Hall Johnson's "Ride On, King Jesus."

Feb. 28: U-M music student soprano Chase Warren performs Dave Ragland's setting of Gwendolyn Brooks's "Martin Luther King" and Moses Hogan's arrangement of "Give Me Jesus."

8 a.m., for URL see After its premiere, each program is available at under "online services." Free. 663-0677.

 11 a.m. 

"Outdoor Adventures with Andrea in the Mitchell-Scarlett Nature Area": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 2-5 years & Adult. Is your family ready to embrace the outdoors this winter and play outside in this newly-designed class full of surprises? Andrea, teacher of Little Tykes Sports City, will lead families in a COVID-safe fashion with a different focus and theme each week. Trek through the woods (and hopefully some snow!) completing scavenger hunts, creating winter-based art or learning new sports and games all while being in the company of other children and parents during this socially-isolated time. Meet in the grass at the entrance to the Mitchell Scarlett Woods Nature Area at the end of the bus loop. All adults and children are expected to wear masks. If weather conditions are unsafe, make-up class(es) will be offered on March 14th and/or 21st. The First Steps Early Childhood PTO will help to provide winter outerwear for families in need who otherwise would not be able to participate. Instructor: Andrea Nance. 6 classes.
Scarlett-Mitchell Nature Area, 3300 Lorraine. $85. 734 994 2300 X 0. [map]

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

A2ParkWalk: Ann Arbor Parks Department.

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Feb. 6, 14, 20, & 20. City Natural Area Preservation (Feb. 6 & 20) and GIVE365 (Feb. 14 & 28) volunteers lead hikes through city parks. Downloadable maps available at

Feb. 6: Hansen Nature Area.

Feb. 14: Olson Park.

Feb. 20: Sugarbush Park.

Feb.286: Southeast Park.

Various times & locations. Free. 794-6000.

 1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"African Americans in Michigan": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County Monthly Meeting.

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Talk by Oakland University African American history professor De Witt S. Dykes, Jr. Followed at 3:15 p.m. by "The U-M Clements and Bentley Library Collections," a talk by development directors Angela Oonk (Clements) and Ceci Riecker (Bentley).
For URL email Free.

 2-4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell.
For URL preregister at Free.

 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Book of the Month Club: Vault of Midnight.

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All invited to discuss Twins, Varian Johnson's new middle grade graphic novel illustrated by Shannon Wright.
Online at Free. 998-1413.

 3 & 3:05 p.m. 

"Nomadland" State Theater.

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Every Fri.-Sat., Feb. 19-28. Chloe Zhao's 2021 drama about a woman who, following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. Frances McDormand.
State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8. Seating limited; advance tickets strongly recommended at 668-TIME.

 3 & 7 p.m. 

"Boyz n the Hood": Fathom Events.

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(John Singleton, 1991). Thoughtful, realistic look at a man's coming-of-age in inner city L.A.
Ticket prices TBA in advance online (recommended) & at the door. Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500).

 3:10 p.m. (sold out). 

"Minari" State Theater.

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Feb. 26-28. [] 2010 saga about a Korean-American family living on a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream when their family home is transformed by the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother.Korean & English, subtitles. Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Motion Picture.
State Theatre. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8. Seating limited; advance tickets strongly recommended at 668-TIME.

 4-5 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

LezRead Book Club.

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All queer women invited to discuss 2 books: Audre Lorde's autobiography Zami, that explores the women who shaped her, and Mariko Tamaki's graphic novel Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me.
For URL see Free. 686-4956.

 4:30 p.m.  Online 

"Last Bite Sized: Single Topic Cooking Classes": Last Bite Chef.

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Chef Allison of Last Bite Chef has a weekly online cooking class series every Sunday evening at 4:30-5:30pm EST. Each class covers one topic and is approx one hour, for $20 per screen. People have been having so much fun meeting together & learning a new technique! Best of all at the end of the class you have a warm Sunday dinner on your table for yourself and/or your family. Recipes are emailed one week prior for simple shopping. Join as an individual, family, or get a work or friend group to join as a team building event! More info at Email me for more info
online. Online. $20.

 5 & 7 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 994-5999. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

George Winston: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Solo acoustic concert by this Grammy-winning pianist. He is best known for the soothingly melodic, impressionistic compositions heard on his Windham Hill recordings, but Winston is also an accomplished stride and R&B player. His live shows usually draw on both sides of his musical personality.
For livestream URL see Free, donations appreciated. 761-1451.

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