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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

National Arab Orchestra: University Musical Society Digital Presentation.

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Mar. 26-Apr. 5. This Detroit-based orchestra, co-founded by conductor & music director Michael Ibrahim in 2009 as a U-M student ensemble, performs a program prerecorded in Saudia Arabia last year featuring the music of two 20th-century Egyptian singers hugely popular in the Arab World, Asmahan and Umm Kulthum. With Syrian singer Lubana Al Quntar, a descendent of Asmahan, and Egyptian singer Mai Farouk.
Available anytime from 7:30 p.m. Mar. 26 through Apr. 5. Online at 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 for Zoom link.
Now Online!, Saline. Free. Online. 734-276-7707.

 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 Free.

 12:01-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Self Care in the Ancient World": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Mar. 28-Apr. 6. A week of family-oriented activities showcasing ancient recipes, sports, and medicine.
Various times, online at Free. 764-9304.

 4-5:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Varieties of Populists: Paths to Power and Implications for Regime Stability": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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U-M political science professor Pauline Jones and her grad student Anil Menon discuss their work.
For URL preregister at Free.

 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 Free. 214-9995.

 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Performing the Moment, Performing the Movement": U-M Center for World Performance Studies.

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Georgetown University African American and performing arts professor Soyica Diggs Colbert discusses how she applies performance studies to social activism.
For URL preregister at Free.

 7-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Would You Hide Me?": Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.

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U-M grad Beth Lane discusses her forthcoming documentary about the Catholic farming couple who hid her now 81-year-old mother and her 6 siblings from the Nazis, 1943-45, in a laundry hut in the couple's orchard outside of Berlin.
7-8 p.m., for URL preregister at Free.

 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 Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower: How Universities are Plundering Our Cities": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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Trinity College (Hartford) American studies professor and social activist Davarian L. Baldwin discusses his new book with U-M art professor Nick Tobier. Q&A.
Online at 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 Free.

 7:30-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Dawn Farm Education Series.

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Dawn Farm clinical director Anna Byberg on "How Can Communities Support Recovery?"
Online at Free. 973-7892.

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