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Calendar of Events

Monday, April 5, 2021






 
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 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Online 

MTF Virtual Movie Palace.

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New titles available this month online for 2-10 days after you start watching. Remainder of April schedule online at MichTheater.org/Screenings.

"Made in Bangladesh" (Rubaiyat Hossain, 2019). Documentary about textile workers fighting for employee rights.

"Martha: A Picture Story" (Selina Miles, 2020). Documentary about the celebrated American photojournalist Martha Cooper, best known for her 1970s & 80s graffiti and street images.

"Collective" (Alexander Nanau, 2020). Documentary about a small group of journalists and activists investigating political corruption in Romania.

"Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba" (Mika Kaurismäki, 2011). Documentarty about the late South African singer and crusader against apartheid.

"Her Name is Chef" (Peter Ferriero, 2020). Documentary about changing gender roles in the restaurant industry told through the stories of 6 women chefs.

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Online at MichTheater.org/Screenings.


 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.


 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Stray": U-M Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies.

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(Elizabeth Lo, 2021). Online viewing of this documentary about 3 stray dogs on the streets of Turkey, which has a no-kill, no-capture dog policy.
For access (8 a.m.-8 p.m.), email cmenas@umich.edu with the subject "Request to watch Stray." Free. 647-4343.


 8 a.m.-11 p.m.  Free! 

"For Your Eyes Only": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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Apr. 1-16. Video installation, by the Institute's 2021 Efroymson Emerging Artist Yasmine Nasser Diaz, in a space constructed to evoke a shimmering bedroom disco and exploring various modes of self-assertion of bodily autonomy by people of Southwest Asian & North African origin in defiance of the experience of being surveilled, scrutinized, and censored.
Gallery window at 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-3518.


 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 11-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Baby Time": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All infants through 2-year-olds (accompanied by caregiver) invited to this program of songs, rhymes, movements, stories, and other activities.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 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 

Instagram Live: Miss Kim Ann Arbor.

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Every Mon. Miss Kim chef-owner Ji Hye Kim discusses topics related to cooking with guests TBA.
Online at instagram.com/misskimannarbor. Free. 275-0099.


 12:30-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Foolish Glow": Ann Arbor District Library/WonderFool Productions.

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Apr. 1-8. Demos for all grade 4 & up of illuminated crafts using glowsticks, assorted lights, old plastic bottles and containers, and paper. Including light up wigs (Apr. 1) and flower crowns (Apr. 2), "jug glow bug" (Apr. 3), "glow bowling" (Apr. 4), paper lanterns (Apr. 5), shadow puppets (Apr. 6), "stained glass creations" (Apr. 7), and light bike decorations (Apr. 8).
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"Homer's "Odyssey" ": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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Using Robert Fagles' translation of the "Odyssey" (required), we will do a close reading and discussion of the poem. We will get to know Odysseus, "that man of many ways" (as war hero; as master of disguise; as teller of tales; as skilled craftsman; and, finally, as husband and father).
Instructor Marilyn Scott was a lecturer in Classics and Great Books at UM and taught Latin and English at Ann Arbor's Community High School.
The study group will meet Mondays from April 5 through May 17. 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. $45. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 3-4:30 p.m.  Online 

"OLLI @ Home": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Apr. 5 & 19. Virtual activities to do at home.

Apr. 5: York Food & Wine co-founder Tommy York samples and discusses various artisan wines and cheeses. Samples available to purchase for curbside pick up.

Apr. 19: Local husband-and-wife artists & activists Nick and Yen Azarro discuss Ypsi Fidelity, the student performance art group they founded.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/ollisignup. $35 per talk and $115 for 10-lecture series (members, $10 per talk and $90 for series); $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 5-6:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Spinning Dot Theatre: The Neutral Zone.

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Every Mon. Spinning Dot staffers lead teens in various theater games, short play readings, and more.
For URL and updates see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 5:30 p.m.  Online 

Olive Oil Tasting: Fustini's Oils & Vinegars.

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Every Mon. Fustini's staffers sample and discuss various olive oils.
For URL call 213-1110. $60, includes samples available for curbside pickup or delivery.


 6 p.m.  Online 

"Iyengar Yoga": Ann Arbor Rec & Ed.

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Grades: 10th - Adult. Level 1 - 4.​ Experience invigorating yoga postures using the methods of BKS Iyengar to strengthen the body, create a feeling of well-being, re​duce stress and release tension through physical activity and meditation in this virtual class. The use of yoga props and individualized teaching are emphasized so students of varying experience, ages, fle​xibility, and strength can participate together. You need to be able to get down to and up from the floor.​ Please have your own yoga mat and water bottle to enjoy this virtual class from the comfort of your own home! ​Instructor: David Rosenberg, CYI, over 25 years experience. 9 classes.
ONLINE, 1515 S. Seventh. Online. $109. 734-994-2300 ext 0. mcneelyt@aaps.k12.mi.us https://www.aarecedonline.com/ [map]


 6 p.m  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain, snow, or shine.
6 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


 6:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A Course in Miracles Study Group": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of A Course in Miracles via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 7:30 p.m.  Online 

The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio.

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Virtual storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit that also produces a weekly public radio show. Storytellers are selected at random to tell a 5-minute story-this month's theme is "Earth"-and judged by an audience poll at the end of the show.
For URL preregister at TheMoth.org. Tickets $10 per household. 764-5118.


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Antje Duvekot: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Highly regarded German American singer-songwriter from Boston known for her hushed, conversational singing and darkly resonant, introspectively personal ballads. "Her songs feel at once fresh faced and firmly rooted, driven by the whispery sensuality of her voice," says the Boston Globe in its review of her 2014 CD, New Siberia. "She believes in the redemptive power of the shared secret; and is utterly unafraid to mine the darkest corners of her life for songs that turn fear into resilience and isolation into community."
8 p.m., for livestream URL see facebook.com/TheArkAnnArbor. Free. 761-1451.






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