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Calendar of Events

Monday, March 1, 2021






 
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 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Online 

"Celebration": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Feb. 26-Mar. 7. Wendy Sielaff directs a prerecorded program of monologues on the theme "Celebration." With Alisa Mutchler Bauer, Angelica Del Pilar, Christine Homan, Andrew Jentzen, Thom Johnson, Johnny Linn, and Patti Smith.
Available all day, online at a2ct.org. Tickets $10.


 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Some Old Black Man": University Musical Society Digital Presentation.

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Mar. 1-12. Reprise of the January premiere of award-winning NYC playwright James Anthony Tyler's drama directed by Wesleyan University film professor Joe Cacaci. It's about a coolly intellectual college professor who moves his ailing but independent blue-collar father into his Harlem penthouse. This play explores the personal trauma of a family's history, as father and son try to rectify old wounds enabled by a racist world. Stars Wendell Pierce and Charlie Robinson. Prerecorded in November without an audience at the Jam Handy event venue in Detroit.
Online at ums.org/performance/some-old-black-man-ums-digital-presentation. Free. 764-2538.


 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Online 

"Virtual Movie Palace": Michigan Theater.

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New titles available this month online for 2-10 days after you start watching. Remainder of March schedule online at MichTheater.org/Screenings.

"Atlantis" (Valentyn Vasyanovych, 2020). Dystopian post-apocalyptic film. Ukranian, subtitles.

"Leona" (Isaac Cherem, 2018). A young Jewish Mexican woman falls in love against her family's wishes with someone who's not Jewish. Spanish, subtitles.

"Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words" (Freida Lee Mock, 2021). Documentary featuring Ginsburg's interviews and talks about her career.

"17 Blocks" (Davy Rothbart, 2020). Two decades of footage of a close-knit family living 17 blocks behind the U.S. Capitol in one of America's most dangerous neighborhoods.

"The Fan Connection" (Mary Wall, 2019). Residents in the economically depressed town of Buffalo find communal hope during the Sabres hockey season.

Starts Mar. 5: "Stray" (Elizabeth Lo, 2021). Lo follows 3 stray dogs on the streets of Turkey, which has a no-kill, no-capture dog policy.

Starts Mar. 26: "Her Name Is Chef" (Peter Ferriero 2021). Documentary about changing gender roles in the restaurant industry told through the stories of 6 women chefs. Also, at 7 p.m. on Mar. 29 only (to register, see www.michtheater.org/screenings/her-name-is-chef/), a live Zoom conversation with 4 local women chefs, Abby Olitsky of Sencer, Allie Little of LaLa's Ann Arbor, Ji Hye Kim of Miss Kim, and Eve Aranoff of Frit Banditos.

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$6-$12 per film. Online at MichTheater.org/Screenings for 2-10 days after you start watching. BoxOffice@MichTheater.org.


 10 - 11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Who Do We Choose to Be?": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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This study group will be online
Who do We Choose to Be?: Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership and Restoring Sanity by Meg Wheatley (2018) and Stations Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (2014).
Participants will reflect, discuss and process some novel ideas about:
-Becoming able to create and give service to an "Island of sanity" in chaotic times.
-To select meaningful service work without the outcome being the most important thing. Becoming a "Warrior of the Human Spirit".
-After a 2 week break, read/complete "Station 11" as a follow-up sample society of an "island of hope", and reflect on how the arts feed the human spirit in tough times.
The study group led by Instructors Bernie Beach and Barbara Cherem will meet Mondays from March 1 through March 29. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $45. 734-998-9351. olli-umich.org https://www.olli-umich.org/



 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Who do We Choose to Be?: Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership and Restoring Sanity" by Meg Wheatley and "Stations Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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Participants will reflect, discuss and process some novel ideas about:
-Becoming able to create and give service to an "Island of sanity" in chaotic times.
-To select meaningful service work without the outcome being the most important thing. Becoming a "Warrior of the Human Spirit".
-After a 2 week break, read/complete "Station 11" as a follow-up sample society of an "island of hope", and reflect on how the arts feed the human spirit in tough times.
The study group led by Instructors Bernie Beach and Barbara Cherem will meet Mondays from March 1 through March 29. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 10:30 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 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


 11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Toe Tappers": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 3-5. Toe Tappers will have a blast while learning about rhythm and coordination. Sam introduces children to basic tap steps as well as ways to move through space like skipping, sliding, jumping and hopping. Creative movement activities will also spark their imaginations to move in new ways! Sam will let you know before each class what household props you may need. Tap shoes are helpful though not required for the virtual class. Instructor: Sam Coffin. 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/54711


 Noon  Free!  Online 

"Magic in Mame-Loshn: Translating Harry Potter into Yiddish": University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Magic in Mame-Loshn: Translating Harry Potter into Yiddish
Arun Viswanath, Translator
The Harry Potter series is the most-translated book series of all time, having appeared in languages as various as Tamil, Ancient Greek, and Hawaiian. In this talk, Viswanath will be talking about the journey and challenge of translating Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone into Yiddish. Along the way, he will address questions and topics such as: Is Harry Potter particularly difficult to translate? What does it mean to translate something into a Jewish language? Who is reading Harry Potter in Yiddish? The book can be ordered online [harrypotter.olniansky.com], and a recording of the first chapter is available on Youtube [youtube.com/watch?v=6_fB0ZsjpgE].
Zoom Registration: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/3216061643746/WN_go1LSrJ4SrecwpRr2wFNGw
Online. Free. Online. js-event-coord@umich.edu https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/3216061643746/WN_go1LSrJ4SrecwpRr2wFNGw



 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.


 12:01-midnight  Free!  Online 

"The Calm After The Storm": U-M Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

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(Mercedes Gaviria, 2020). Documentary about the director's mixed feelings of admiration and reproach as she questioned the place of women in the film world and more while working on her father's new film. Spanish, subtitles. On Mar. 25, 4-6 p.m., a Q&A with Gaviria, NYU arts professor Juana Suárez, and U-M Spanish and Latin America studies professor Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola.
For URL, preregister at myumi.ch/BoQol. Available all day. FREE. 763-0553.


 5-6:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Weekly Programs: Neutral Zone.

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Young adult center with a variety of fun virtual social activities available on weekdays throughout the school year.

Every Mon. (5-6:15 p.m.): "Spinning Dot Theatre." Discuss playwriting, acting, directing, and more.

Every Tues. (5:45-7:30 p.m.): "Zone Hack." Hands-on workshop to explore new technology. All skill levels welcome, beginners especially.

Every Wed. (5:45-7 p.m.): "Audio Techniques." Learn the basics of recording, producing, mixing and mastering. No experience necessary. Emcee and Songwriting. Participatory workshops.

Every Fri. (5:45-7 p.m.): "Live." Livestream performing arts TBA. "Loop Nations." Learn and get feedback on sound looping. No experience or equipment necessary.
Various times, for URL, see neutral-zone.org/virtual-programs-202021. Free. 214-9995.


 5:30 p.m.  Online 

Olive Oil Tasting: Fustini's Oils & Vinegars.

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Every Mon. Fustini's staffers sample and discuss various olive oils.
For URL call 213-1110. $60, includes samples available for curbside pickup or delivery.


 6 p.m  Free!  Online 

Abigail Darnall: EMU Music Department.

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This EMU flute grad student performs selections from Valerie Coleman, Robert Dick, Bach, and Copland live from EMU's Alexander Recital Hall.
Online at bit.ly/abigaildarnall. Free. julie.stone@emich.edu.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain, snow, or shine.
6 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


 7-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A Taste of Role Playing Games": Ann Arbor District Library.

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AADL staffers demonstrate how to play various RPGs, including this month's feature Goblin Quest, a game of "fatal incompetence."
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Advice For Losers": PTD Productions.

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Karrie Waarala and Joe York direct local actors in a 10-minute scene from local playwright PJ Sallans' drama, written for Zoom, about a young woman who gets suckered into being an online "advice specialist" by an insistent pop-up ad.
7 p.m. or so, online at PTDproductions.com and Facebook.com (search "PTD Productions"). Free, but donations encouraged. info@ptdproductions.com. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Café Shapiro": U-M Library.

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Mar. 1, 2, 8, & 9. U-M students, nominated by their instructors, read their poems and short stories.
Online at umlib.us/cafeshapirozoom. Free. stanko@umich.edu.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kill Shot: A Shadow Industry, a Deadly Disease": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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Brooklyn-based Associated Press investigative journalist Jason Dearen and Michigan News writer Jeff Karoub discuss Dearen's new true crime book about a 2012 pharmaceutical drug contamination. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.





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