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Calendar of Events

Sunday, March 21, 2021






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

"Slut: The Play": U-M Basement Arts.

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Mar. 19-21. U-M acting student Alex Lee directs livestreamed performances of fellow students in Katie Capiello's 2013 drama about a 16-year-old NYC woman who's sexually assaulted by 3 friends. Followed by a discussion led by Bunker Hill Community College communications professor Ayshia Mackie-Stephenson and Meg McInerney, a cofounder of the All-Girl Theater Company that originally produced the play.
On-demand viewing starts at 7 p.m. March 19, online at facebook.com/basementarts. Free. basementarts.official@umich.edu.


 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.


 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"Maple Sugaring: A Journey to the Sugar Bush": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Mar. 27 & 28. A park naturalist discusses the history of maple sugaring and leads a hike to a stand of maple trees to see how they are tapped, followed by a trip to an evaporator to learn how sap is turned into syrup. To-go pancake and sausage breakfast ($6 per person; family of four, $26) available, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Also, take home a craft-kit TBA. Masks required.
Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $6 (kids 1 & under, free). Preregistration required by 4 p.m. the day of event. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]



 11 a.m.-noon.  Free!  Online 

"Sunday Talks: Jataka Tales": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Every Sun. Jewel Heart resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche discusses tales from this ancient collection of parables about the Buddha's previous lives.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/jeweldharmatalk. Free. 994-3387.


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"Gamers for Giving 2021": Gamers Outreach.

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Mar. 20 & 21. Thirtysix-hour virtual video game event, with several tournaments. A benefit for Gamers Outreach, a charity that creates portable video game carts for kids at children's hospitals.
For URLs, price, and other updates, see GamersForGiving.org.


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"Spoon River Anthology": St. Andrew's Players.

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Mar. 20-22. Video of a St. Andrew's Players production, directed by Norm Richert, of Charles Aidman's stage adaptation of Edgar Lee Masters's 1915 collection of poetic epitaphs of the fictional citizens of a small midwestern town that take the form of postmortem monologues. Cast: Danielle Augsburger, Eric Braun, Rachel Baird, Sarah Inwood, Pelham Barron, Nathan Sten, Sally Boelter, & Chris Watson.
On demand anytime Mar. 20-22, for URL and tickets ($3-$50 donation) see onthestage.com/show/st-andrews-episcopal-church/spoon-river-anthology. 663-0518.


 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.


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Mar. 6, 13, 21, & 27. All invited to help remove invasive plants in city parks. Wear a mask, long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves, and maintain a 6-foot distance from others at all times; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors should be accompanied by a caregiver.

Mar. 6: Oakwoods Nature Area.

Mar. 13: Onder Nature Area.

Mar. 21: Lakewood Nature Area.

Mar. 27: Hansen Nature Area.
Various locations; specific meeting spots identified after preregistration (required) at Secure.Rec1.com/MI/city-of-ann-arbor/catalog (click on "NAP Workdays"). Free. 794-6627.


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kerry Tales with Mother Goose."

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5-10 minute-long livestream program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
Online at YouTube.com (search "Kerrytales by Mother Goose"). Free. Contact@Kerrytown.com. [map]


 4 & 7:15 p.m. 

"The Courier": State Theater.

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(Dominic Cooke, 2021). Historical drama about a covert partnership between a CIA operative and a Soviet officer, trying to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis. Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel Brosnahan, Merab Ninidze.
Various times, State Theater. $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 statetheatrea2.org/minari. 668-TIME.


 4-5:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Creating Sunset Magazine's Cooking Department: A Study of Men, Women, and Cooking in the 1930s": Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

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Talk by Jennifer Hoolhorst Pagano, consumer insights manager for the California food & beverage innovation firm Mattson.
For URL preregister at CulinaryHistoriansAnnArbor.org/program-schedule. Free. a2culinaryhistorians@gmail.com.


 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"All-Star Tribute Ensemble: Celebrating Women in Jazz": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Live lecture-concert this KCH ensemble led by drummer Sean Dobbins. With big-voiced Detroit jazz singer Shahida Nurullah and area pianist Redwood, who formerly performed under the name Sequoia Snyder.
Online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Free, donations accepted. [map]


 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 www.lastbitechef.com/teaching. Email me for more info allison@lastbitechef.com
online. Online. $20. allison@lastbitechef.com www.lastbitechef.com



 4:30 p.m.  Online 

"Zoom Tasting": Teahaus.

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Tea sommelier Lisa discusses and guides participants in tasting, comparing, and contrasting select teas. She also discusses her favorite tea, what to look for when you taste a tea, and related topics.
4:30 p.m., for URL and tickets ($22.99 includes a tea sampler & tea-infused treat), see teahaus.com/collections/tea-samplers/products/zoom-tea-tasting-sampler-lisas-favorites?mc_cid=3131e95346&mc_eid=6711c63bf0. 622-0460.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Kol HaLev Rehearsal: Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Sun. All adults invited to join the rehearsals of this volunteer choir that sings both Jewish sacred and secular music. Led by TBE cantor Regina Lambert-Hayut. Pianist Taylor Flowers accompanies.
For online URL email CantorHayut@TempleBethEmeth.org. Free. 665-4744.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Sunday Evening Game: Pictionary": Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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All invited to play this popular drawing game. Have several pieces of paper and a thick marker ready to use.
For URL email burrbarr7@hotmail.com. Free.





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