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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 2, 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.


 11 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

Tuesday Morning Mindfulness Meditation: Open Mindfulness Meditation.

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Tuesdays, 11-Noon. Online. Please join us for this weekly free one-hour mindfulness sitting; it's appropriate for everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike. There are two 20 minute sits, the first guided and the second silent, with discussion and questions in between. Come when you can. Experience the power of mindfulness in community!
Please message mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com for Zoom link.
Now Online!, Saline. Free. Online. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Covid-19 Seminar: New data, models, and methods to guide SARS-CoV-2 vaccine design and vaccination programs that counter escape mutations": Complex Systems - University of Michigan.

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James Koopman, Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan; Carl Simon, Complex Systems, Math, Public Policy, University of Michigan will be giving this virtual seminar. Abstract: Before the emergence of escape mutants that now threaten pandemic control, we constructed and analyzed the first model integrading immune waning and escape mutations. In the model, escape mutants were not problematic until a year into the pandemic. After they emerged, vaccination could worsen the pandemic. We examined four patterns by which existing escape mutants could stimulate further escape mutations. These provide insights in how to pursue epitope specific model analyses. The time is ripe for this advance. The pandemic has unveiled new high-throughput methods to characterize immunity at an epitope specific and B and T cell specific levels. We will present our model and discuss how it could integrate systems immunology and systems
Virtual Meeting, Virtual. Free. cscs@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/cscs/news-events/all-events.detail.html/82119-21036721.html



 Noon  Free!  Online 

Lecture Series: U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

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Apr. 2 & 16. Talks by visiting scholars.

Apr. 2: MSU sociology professor Daniel Ahlquist on "Ruptured Ecologies: How Thai Settler Colonialism is Reshaping the Northern Uplands & Indigenous Futures."

Apr. 16: U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies Hanisah Binte Abdullah Sani on "Stemming the Nationalist Tide: Imperial Control and the Protection of Traditional Islam in British Malaya."

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For URL preregister at bit.ly/3q8h5sf (Apr. 2) & bit.ly/38V5uGZ (Apr. 16). Free. cseas@umich.edu. 764-0352.


 Noon  Free!  Online 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.

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Every Tues, except Mar. 23. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars.

Mar. 2: U-M LRCCS postdoc Sheng Zou on "Propaganda as Viral Stunts: How Party Press in China Navigates Between Tradition and Innovation."

Mar. 9: U-M art history lecturer Bryan Miller on "Cultural Mediations in the Great Wall Frontier: The Southern Xiongnu in Northern China."

Mar. 16: Vassar College history professor Wayne Soon on "Global Medicine in Chinese East Asia, 1937-1970."

Mar. 30: U-M dance professor Fangfei Miao on "Dancing Productive Missteps: The American Dance Festival at China's Reform Era."
For URL see events.umich.edu/group/2625. Free. chinese.studies@umich.edu.


 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.


 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Feeling of History: Islam, Romanticism, and Andalusia": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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For URL preregister at bit.ly/andalusiafeeling. Free. JudaicStudies@umich.edu.


 3-4:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Distinguished University Professorship Lecturers.

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Twenty-minute talks by retired U-M professors from various disciplines. With Judith Irving (linguistic anthropology) on "Linguistic Difference and Social Stereotyping," Deborah Goldberg (ecology) on "Ecology of the Anthropocene," and Paul Courant (public policy) on "Society, the University, and How I Spent the Last 40-Odd Years."
Online at myumi.ch/lbDUP. Free.


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"First Chapter Fridays": Ann Arbor District Library.

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An AADL staffer reads the 1st chapter of a new or favorite middle grade or young adult book TBA.
AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 4:30-5:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Korean War through the Prism of the Interrogation Room": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies.

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Talk by University of Wisconsin history professor Monica Kim.
For URL see ii.umich.edu/ncks. Free. ncks.info@umich.edu.


 5:45-7:30 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.


 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.  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 

"Thaddeus Stevens": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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Illinois-based Civil War-era writer Bruce Levine and Miami University journalism professor James Tobin discuss Levine's new history about one of the foremost abolitionist congressmen in the run-up to the war. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Trivia over Zoom": Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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Every Tues. All invited to form teams of 4 or so persons to compete in a 2-round family-friendly trivia contest featuring a range of questions from entertainment and history to pop culture and geography. Solo competitors are matched up together.
For URL email burrbarr7@hotmail.com. Free.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Trivia over Zoom": Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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Every Tues. All invited to form teams of 4 or so persons to compete in a 2-round family-friendly trivia contest featuring a range of questions from entertainment and history to pop culture and geography. Solo competitors are matched up together.
For URL email burrbarr7@hotmail.com. Free.


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Goethean Conversation": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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All invited to practice the basics of conversing as the iconic German poet Goethe conceived it, "the art of arts." Facilitated by local freelance writer and mentor Sandra Beals. Have paper and color pens, pencils, pastels, or other drawing tools handy.
For URL email dwight.ebaugh@gmail.com. Free.





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