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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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 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.

 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 Free. 327-4200.

 2-3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"African American Genealogy and How It Has Changed": WCC Bailey Library.

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Talk by local genealogist Omer Jean Winborn.
For URL see Free.

 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Craft Chat": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Apr. 7 & 21. AADL staffers discuss their current crafting projects, plans for future projects, and the inspiration they find online and in books.
Online at Free. 327-4200.

 4-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Fight for Women's Legal Rights Today": U-M Ford School Policy Talk.

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Discussion with National Women's Law Center president Fatima Goss Graves and U-M public policy professor Celeste Watkins-Hayes.
For URL see Free.

 5:45-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Audio Techniques: The Neutral Zone.

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Every Wed. A local music professional TBA demonstrates to teens the basics of music production, mixing, and mastering. Beginners welcome.
For URL and updates see Free.

 6 p.m.  Online 

"Fabric Postcard Making 101 (Virtual Workshop)": The Guild of Artists & Artisans and Gutman Gallery.

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Join The Guild of Artists & Artisans and artist, Scotty Jones, on April 7 at 6pm for an exciting virtual workshop -- Fabric Postcard Making 101! Scotty will teach you how to make your own unique fabric postcard that you can mail to a friend, or even frame and display in your home!
Your $25 ticket includes a kit containing all of your fabric materials. In addition, you will need beige thread, Elmer's Craft Bond Extra Strength Glue Stick, basic zig zag sewing machine (optional), scissors, an iron and ironing board. Sewing machine suggested, but not required! Skill level = easy.
This workshop will be conducted via Zoom, so you can join from anywhere! If you purchase a ticket, you will receive the Zoom invitation prior to the live class, as well as the recording of the class afterwards so that you can review as needed!
Kits are available via shipping or pick-up from Gutman Gallery.
This is a virtual workshop, so you can join from anywhere!. Online. $25.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Heather Pierson: On The Tracks Singer-Songwriter Showcase.

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Performance by this singer-songwriter-pianist whose repertoire moves freely between Americana, blues, vocal chants, jazz, and folk.
Online at Free, donations appreciated. 330-5226.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly outdoor rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For location see 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, spinners, weavers, felters, sewers, and other crafters invited to work on their own projects with others. Questions welcome.
For URL join Free. 926-8863.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Monthly Board Meeting: Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition (WBWC).

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Interested in promoting the many benefits of biking and walking in your community? Learn about and help advocate for improved active transportation in Washtenaw County. Board meetings are the first Wednesday of each month from 7pm to 9pm (currently via Zoom). Email for a meeting link and details.
All jurisdictions, Washtenaw County. Free. Online.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Mercies in the American Desert": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Poet Ben Landry, a SUNY-Potsdam visiting creative writing professor, reads from and/or discusses via Zoom his new collection, a mix of prose poems and longer alliterative and narrative verse meditations attempting a clear-eyed reckoning with the people and the nation we have become: a land assailed by gun violence, police brutality, and state-sanctioned racism. Q&A.
Online at Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.

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