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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 31, 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 ums.org/performance. Free. 764-2538.


 10-11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Mind Matters": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. AASC rec supervisor Brittany Ruthven leads various mental exercises from Nancy Linde's 2012 book 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specifically Designed to Keep Your Brain Young.
Online at bit.ly/mindmattersapril. Free. bpatton@a2gov.org, 794-6250.


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Noontime Exercise" U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. All ages invited to follow basic prerecorded movements. No equipment necessary. Tai Chi (noon-12:30 p.m.) and "Walking off the Pounds," walking in place (12:30-1 p.m.).
Various times, for online meeting URL email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. 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 lsa.umich.edu/kelsey. Free. 764-9304.


 12:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Cool Careers in Writing": WCC English & College Readiness Department.

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Do you love to write? Do you love to get paid? Do you want to build a career on your love of writing? Join us for the 11th annual Cool Careers in Writing Panel & Networking Event! Learn about writing for a living from a panel of professional writers working in the fields of law, politics, creative fiction, film, and more. There will be a moderated Q&A and breakout rooms for one-on-one networking.
Learn more & pre-register for the event to win prizes via the Cool Careers in Writing registration page.
Event Details:
Date: Wednesday, March 31st
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
For questions please contact
Hava Levitt-Phillips at hlevitt@wccnet.edu.
Washtenaw Community College- Zoom, 4800 E. Huron River Drive. Free. Online. kasuwilliams@wccnet.edu https://www.wccnet.edu/announcements/cool-careers.php [map]



 4-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Energy Policy and Michigan's Economic Recovery": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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Talk by DTE chairman and Michigan Economic Recovery Council co-chair Gerry Anderson. U-M public policy professor Kaitlin Raimi facilitates.
Online at bit.ly/mienergypolicy. Free. fspp-events@umich.edu.


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"'If They Only Knew': Informing Blacks and Whites about the Racial Wealth Gap": U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

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Talk by U-M political science professor Vincent Hutchings.
For URL see events.umich.edu/event/81873. Free. daas-info@umich.edu.


 5:45-7 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.


 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Waste Reduction and Circular Economy": City of Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations.

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Panel discussion focusing on Ann Arbor's waste stream. Speakers TBA.
For URL see a2gov.org/sustainability. Free. ZWaasSmith@a2gov.org.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Pandemic Politics: From Lockdown to Liberation": U-M Residential College.

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Every Wed. (except Mar. 17), Feb. 10-Mar. 31. A series of livestreamed talks exploring contemporary and historical intersections between public health and structural racism, both in Detroit and throughout the U.S. Speakers TBA.

-Mar. 3: "Policing Public Health: Cops, Robber Barons, and Protest."

-Mar. 10: "The Violence of Poverty: Economic Inequality and Public Health."

-Mar. 24:. "Housing nd the Right to Live."

-Mar. 31: "Towards a People's Democracy."

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7-8:30 p.m., for URL see youtube.com/watch?v=j2CJJK1ELBc. Free. 763-0032.


 7-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Wed. All male singers invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For URL email info@HVharmonizers.org. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467.


 7 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
For URL join Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. Free. 926-8863.


 8 p.m.  Online 

"Mortal Fools": Theatre Nova.

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David Wolber directs a livestream production of Catherine Zudak's drama about an intelligence officer stationed in Afghanistan who calls on his ex-wife via Zoom to help him determine whether an Army Major committed treason for the love of a beautiful war correspondent. Third in a series of 4 mon they productions of plays written specifically for a Zoom format; each play is available on demand through May for series pass holders.
8 p.m., online at TheatreNova.org. Tickets $10 per person ($30 for the series of 4 monthly plays Jan.-Apr); ticketholders for this show only receive access to recorded versions only if they miss the show. a2TheatreNova@gmail.com.





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