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Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 4, 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.


 8 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Snap-Talks": Huron River Watershed Council.

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Every Thurs. A series of TED-like talks by HRWC representatives. The talks are housed in an online 3D interactive space similar to a video game, with additional content such as videos, images, websites, and reading material.

Mar. 4: Watershed planner Daniel Brown on "Rejuvenation, Revitalization, and Stewardship Along The Huron River Water Trail."

Mar. 11: Aquatic ecologist Paul Steen on "Insects Tell A Story: What We Learn From Stonefly Search and River Roundups."

Mar. 18: executive director Rebecca Esselman on "Climate Change and the Huron: What We Stand to Lose and How We Win."

Mar. 25. Watershed planner Ric Lawson "What Is A Healthy River?"
Online at hrwc.org/rivergivers; available for on-demand viewing through March. Free. plabadie@hrwc.org.


 9:30 a.m.  Online 

"Jump into Speech": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Ages 15 to 30 months & an Adult. Between 15 and 30 months toddlers develop their vocabulary at an amazing rate. This class provides tools and strategies for adults to use with their children all centered around communication skills. There is time for social chatting and dialogue at the beginning and end of each class facilitated and modeled by Susanna with help from the participating adults using puppets, stuffed animals, visual aids and other props we may have around the house. Circle Time includes songs and fingerplays with movements, partner activities and "What's in the Box." A weekly extension will be available privately on YouTube highlighting the specific strategies to practice after class ends as well as a private group for posting additional content, building community and sharing progress. Instructor: Susanna Brown. 6 classes. Scholarship recipients pay $10.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $79. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54702


 10:30 a.m. 

"Little Paws Storytime": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Every Thurs. Stories, crafts, finger plays, a tour of the adoptable cat area, and a dog meet and greet. For ages 2-5 (with caregiver); kids age 5 & up and adults must wear a mask. Social distancing enforced.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $5 per kid (babies 11 months & under, free), preregistration required. 661-3575. [map]


 11:30 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 https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54733


 Noon-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Coping with Loss Conference": North Star Reach.

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Whether you are mourning the loss of a loved one or grieving a life-changing event or diagnosis, we invite you to join us for an afternoon of community-building and resource sharing on Thursday, March 4th. This free conference features licensed clinical social workers, skilled grief counselors, poets and speakers with experience helping themselves and others cope with significant losses and find comfort in companionship with others. Featured presenters include professionals from Ele's Place Ann Arbor, Arbor Hospice, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. By listening, sharing, and connecting through presentations and discussions, we aim to hold a space to help one another navigate the difficult journey of processing significant life losses.
Online Event, 674 S. Wagner Road. Free. Online. 7346808744. ami@northstarreach.org https://campathome.northstarreach.org/coping-with-loss-conference [map]



 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Lunch Break Club": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Thurs. All invited to discuss a weekly topic related to warm weather activities, traditions, and gardening led by AASC rec supervisor Brittany Ruthven, or just sit back and listen.
Online at bit.ly/aasclunch (passcode, 463533). Free. BRuthven@a2gov.org.


 12:01-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Al Alcance de la Mano (Within Our Reach)": U-M Sustainable Food Systems Initiative/Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(2002). Agroecologists (and U-M alumni) Helda Morales and Bruce Ferguson create an interdisciplinary program that links food, science, learning, and community in Chiapas, Mexico. On Mar. 5, 5-6 p.m., a Q&A with Morales and Ferguson.
For URL, preregister at michtheater.org/screenings/within-our-reach. Available for 48 hours after you start watching. Free.


 Time TBA  Free!  Online 

U-M Men's Basketball.

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Livestream only from Crisler Center.

Jan. 3: Northwestern.

Jan. 6: Minnesota.

Jan. 12: Wisconsin.

Jan. 19: Maryland.

Jan. 30: Indiana.

Feb. 6: Michigan State.

Feb. 11: Illinois.

Feb. 18: Rutgers.

Mar. 4: Iowa.
Time TBA, online at mGOblue.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule. Free. 764-0247.


 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.


 1-2:30 p.m.  Online 

"Shakespeare's Secret Recipe": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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Participants will get a different take regarding Shakespeare; they'll see the techniques and devices he used to create his plays. We'll also apply these by reading two or three of the Shakespeare plays featured in the Stratford Festivals 2021 program.
Instructor Morley Witus is a retired lawyer who lives in Ann Arbor and worked in a Detroit law firm. He is a fan of the Stratford Festival and a Shakespeare devotee.
The study group will meet Thursdays from March 4 through March 25. 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. $30. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 1-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Wise Guys": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs. All men invited to discuss issues of aging.
For URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353.


 3-4:30 p.m.  Online 

"Understanding Performance Anxiety": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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Performance anxiety is a formidable challenge for many people who speak in public, play an instrument, take a test or job interview, play a sort, and engage in social discourse with others. Psychological and physical symptoms often threaten one's excellent preparation, self-confidence, and self- esteem. Performance anxiety can inhibit both professional and personal goals.
Instructor Julie Jaffee Nagel will lead the study group's exploration of some underlying causes of performance anxiety that typically have roots in childhood and cast a long shadow in life. We also will discuss, try out, and evaluate various coping strategies to better understand what triggers performance anxiety and how to think about managing it more effectively.
The study group will meet Thursdays from March 4 through March 25. 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. $30. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 3-4:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Brain Aging and What You Can Do About It": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Talk by U-M psychology professor Thad Polk.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/ollisignup. $35 (members, $10); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 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.


 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Zing Sampler: Olive Oil": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Deli food experts taste and discuss a variety of olive oils.
For URL preregister at ZingermansDeli.com/events. $15, includes samples available for pickup or delivery. 663-3354.


 6:30 p.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 https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/54732


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
For URL email Contact@DetroitIrishMusic.org. Free. Facebook.com/DetroitIMA.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Community Panel on Grief, Mourning, and Support": Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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Panel discussion with area care professionals TBA.
For URL email roederer@umich.edu. Free.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Spilt Milk": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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Brooklyn-based writers Courtney Zoffness, T Kira Madden, and Mira Jacob discuss Zoffness's new collection of personal essays on what we pass on to our children. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


 9 p.m.-midnight or so  Free!  Online 

Burnout Society Film Club.

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Every Thurs. Online double feature screening of obscure cult films via Twitch. Preceded from 8-9 p.m. by pre-show movie clip compilation.
For URL see Facebook.com (search "8 Ball Movie Night").





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