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Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 18, 2021






 
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 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Playing with Fire: Jeannette Sorrell and the Mysteries of Conducting": University Musical Society Digital Presentation.

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Mar. 12-21. Oscar Award-winning director Allan Miller directs a documentary on acclaimed conductor-harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell, founder of the Cleveland Baroque orchestra Apollo's Fire that's been praised for its "vibrant, life-affirming approach to the remaking of early music," by a BBC Music Magazine reviewer. The film shows Sorrell working and teaching at the Aspen and Tanglewood Music festivals, including rehearsals with Apollo's Fire and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Available anytime from 7:30 p.m. Mar. 12 through Mar. 21, online at ums.org/performance. 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 a.m.  Free!  Online 

3rd Annual WCC Climate Summit: Kathryn Williams.

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Climate change isn't just an environmental challenge, it's a social justice issue as well. Poor communities and communities of color have borne the brunt of climate change's impacts. Join us at WCC's 3rd Annual Climate Summit to learn more about climate change, environmental justice, and how students are taking actions at colleges in Michigan.
The Third Annual Climate Summit will be held on Thursday, March 18 with the theme of Environmental Justice. The Summit will be held over Zoom and is open to WCC students, faculty, and staff across disciplines and departments.
There will be two sessions: one from 9:00AM - 10:25AM and one from 12:30PM - 1:55 PM. Each session will include presentations on the science of climate change and current understanding of the issue, keynote speakers working on environmental justice issues in Ann Arbor and Detroit, and an opportunity to connect with students from other colleges working on climate change and sustainability.
RSVP AT: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvlitPssaYNjKmDkJ8ulwrGuPsgpP5Rqk4BcVS_pt0vpmSuw/viewform. Free. Online. kasuwilliams@wccnet.edu https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvlitPssaYNjKmDkJ8ulwrGuPsgpP5Rqk4BcVS_pt0vpmSuw/viewform



 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Josh Wright: Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild.

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This local pianist is joined by AAAPTG vice president Elena Tsai to discuss the ins and outs of his popular YouTube channel offering accessible piano lessons.
For URL email GayeThomas@gmail.com. Free.


 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Graphic Books & Memes": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Thursday Morning Lecture Series.

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Every Thurs., Feb. 25-April 8 (except Mar. 4). A series of 6 weekly talks on graphic works aimed at all ages.

Feb. 25: U-M emerging technologies informationist Patricia F. Anderson on "'It's Not Brain Surgery': Graphic Medicine, Graphic Justice, and More About Comics for Grown Ups."

Mar. 11: Grand Rapids husband-and-wife comic writing duo Comfort Love and Adam Withers on "Creating Comics/Graphic Novels from Concept to Publication."

Mar. 18: Brooklyn-based cartoonist and podcaster Josh Neufeld on "The Comics Journalism."

Apr. 1: EMU Children's Literature professor Ramona Caponegro on "Graphic Novels Grow Up with Young Readers."

Apr. 8: U-M information and computer science professor Eytan Adar on "Internet Memes from Politics to TikTok."

May 27: Local clinical social worker Marna Clowney-Robinson on "Superhero Therapy: Graphic Medicine and Therapy."

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For URL preregister at bit.ly/ollisignup. $35 per lecture (for 6-lecture series, $60); for members, $10 per lecture and $35 for series; $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 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


 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 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.


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Detroit as a Narrative Space": EMU English Department Journal of Narrative Theory.

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Detroit writers Desiree Cooper and kim d. hunter discuss how their creative and activist work is shaped by their hometown.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/laborloveandloss. Free. jnt@emich.edu.


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Labor, Love, & Loss: Black Women's Networks of Care in the Transition from Slavery to Freedom": U-M Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies.

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Talk by U-M women's and gender studies & history professor LaKisha Simmons.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/februaryeihs. Free. EisenbergInstitute@umich.edu.


 5:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Jazz Chats with Cool Cats": Kerrytown Concert House Live @ The 415.

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Local jazz icons discuss Ann Arbor's jazz history. With drummer Pete Siers, world-renowned blues pianist Mark "Mr. B" Braun, and poet and cultural critic (and longtime WCBN DJ) Arwulf Arwulf.
Online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Free, donations accepted. [map]


 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 

"Campus Chords: Devotional Harmonies and the Dissonance of Difference in the University of Michigan's Songbook": Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.

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Learn the origin stories of Michigan's traditional songs, as well as the social functions of songs and singing on campus. Discover how racism and sexism are heard in American popular music and how it echoes in the University's own historical songbook today. In this Making Michigan presentation Mark Clague, Associate Dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, will discuss these and other aspects of the U-M songbook, illustrating points with music recorded for his class on this same topic and for this occasion itself. The session is sponsored by the Bentley Historical Library and will be moderated by Gary Krenz.
Online. Free. Online. 7343585625. gdkrenz@umich.edu https://bentley.umich.edu/news-events/making-michigan-series/



 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Artist Talks: U-M Prison Creative Arts Project.

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Mar. 18 & 25. Art by Michigan Prisoners cofounder and senior curator Janie Paul discusses this year's exhibit and her forthcoming book on artmaking in prison (Mar. 18). Also, artists from previous exhibitions share their stories and answer questions about life as a prison artist (Mar. 25).
For URL preregister at myumi.ch/kxZ1D. Free. pcapinfo@umich.edu.


 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 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Effective Teaching to Support Inclusivity and Diversity in STEM": EMU George Liepa Sigma Xi Lecture.

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Talk by EMU biology professor Anne Casper.
Online at tinyurl.com/2021GeorgeLiepa. Free. 487-0042.



 7:30 p.m. 

Orquesta Sinfónica de México: University Musical Society.

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Latin Grammy-winning pianist/composer Gabriela Montero joins conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto and the National Symphony of Mexico in the ensemble's first Ann Arbor performance since 1958.
Hill Auditorium, 825 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. $12-$66. 734-764-2538. umstix@umich.edu https://ums.org/performance/orquesta-sinfonica-nacional-de-mexico/ [map]



 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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