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Calendar of Events

Friday, April 9, 2021






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

András Schiff: University Musical Society Digital Presentation.

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Apr. 8-18. Prerecorded performance from the Church of St. Peter in Zurich, Switzerland by one of the best pianists of his generation, Schiff is known for a polished style that combines a joyous sparkle with an intuitive discernment that teases out musical details other pianists miss. "Among current piano titans, Sir András Schiff is the Zen master," says a San Jose Mercury News review. "He is both utterly relaxed and absolutely awake … Listening to Schiff play is like looking into a running stream and seeing all the colorful, round pebbles beneath the water." Program: Bach's Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue and Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor and No. 26 in E-flat major, and Schumann's Arabeske in C major.
Available anytime from 7:30 p.m. Apr. 8 through Apr. 18. Online at ums.org/performance. Free. 764-2538.


 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 

"Kim Ji-young: Born 1982": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies "Korean Cinema NOW.

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(Kim Do-young, 2019). Adaptation of Cho Nam-joo's bestselling 2016 drama about a young woman juggling work and family life. Available for on-demand viewing 72 hours after you start watching. Korean, subtitles.
For URL, make a customer account at bit.ly/kcn-acct, then visit the "Korean Cinema Now" tab for rental options.


 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.


 Noon  Free!  Online 

"Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Fri. TBE rabbi Josh Whinston leads informal discussions on religion. Eat lunch during the video call, if you wish.
Noon, for online URL see TempleBethEmeth.org. Free.


 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.


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Scientific Method: An Evolution of Thinking From Darwin to Dewey": U-M Psychology Department.

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Talk by U-M history professor Henry Cowles.
For URL see lsa.umich.edu/psych/news-events. 764-2580.


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

U-M Baseball.

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The April schedule includes 3-game home series livestream only from Ray Fisher Stadium.

Apr. 9-11 Ohio State.

Apr. 23-25: Rutgers.

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4 p.m. (Fri.), 2 p.m. (Sat.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), online at mGOblue.com/sports/baseball/schedule. Free. 764-0247. [map]


 5:30-9 p.m. 

"Pets and Pajamas Movie Night": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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All ages 5-11 invited to watch a movie and interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and a water bottle. Social distancing enforced, masks required. Featuring The Secret Life of Pets (Apr. 9), the 2016 animated film about a terrier whose life is upended when his owner takes in a stray, and the 2012 animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax (Apr. 23).
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $35 (additional children, $15), preregistration required (capacity limited to 10 participants). 661-3575. [map]


 5:45-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"DJ & Turntablism": The Neutral Zone.

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Every Fri. Teens invited to learn mixing techniques from local music professionals, including how to work turntables and common software, and curate performances. No equipment necessary.
For URL and updates see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 5:45-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Loop Nation": The Neutral Zone.

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Every Fri. Local music professionals demonstrate to teens how to loop and layer beats to make songs. Also, the chance to perform your own music and receive feedback. No equipment necessary.
For URL and updates see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 Evening times TBA 

Films at the Michigan Theater Foundation.

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In-person screenings every Fri.-Sun. at the Michigan and State Theaters, though not necessarily at both on all days. For complete, updated schedule, see MichTheater.org. Masks required; reduced capacity. Concessions closed during in-person screenings; take-home concessions available every Tues., 5-7 p.m.
Movie tickets $10.50 (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8:50; MTF members, $8) in advance online (recommended) & at the door.


 6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Amplifying the Arts Variety Art Show": EMU AMP! Student Organization.

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Video collage featuring 8 local and international student artists demonstrating or discussing their work. With WSU fashion student Daynah Grant; College of Creative Studies (Detroit) animation student Kira Bryant; EMU student, drag queen, and visual artist Joshua Smith; EMU student-singer Antonio Byrd; Ayurvedic Institute (Albuquerque) student and visual artist Serafina Leffeld, New Paltz University (NYC) visual arts student Raphiel O'Connor, EMU multimedia artist Troye Aho, and Massey University electronic musician Charlie "Owly" Edmonds.
On-demand viewing starts at 6 p.m., online at YouTube.com (search "amp! student organization"). Free. shicks17@emich.edu.


 6-10 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"FoolMoon Stroll + Roll": Wonderfool Productions.

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This annual outdoor festival features a vast array of huge, quirky, and beautiful handmade illuminated sculptures. Many Kerrytown, Main St., and State St. merchants are open late tonight with special sales. Social distancing and masks required. Also, FoolMoon TV (online at Facebook.com/FestiFools) offers local entertainment by teens involved in the Neutral Zone, including poetry readings, dance, comedy and more.
Downtown Ann Arbor; area map at WonderfoolProductions.org/FoolMoon. Free. 668-7112.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Mark Webster Reading Series: U-M English Department.

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Readings by U-M second-year creative writing grad student Lauren Morrow (fiction).
Online at tinyurl.com/WebsterSeries. Free. dfrman@umich.edu, lmmorrow@umich.edu.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Movie Trivia Night: Michigan Theater.

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Popular family-friendly contest with questions on movie quotes, posters, soundtracks, and more. 1st and 2nd place prizes. Have a pen and paper handy.
For URL see michtheater.org/trivia. $5 per device (members, free).


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Gold Diggers": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Award-winning fiction writer Sanjena Sathain, who has also worked as a reporter in Mumbai and San Francisco, is joined on Zoom by fiction writer Sarah Thankam Mathews, an editor-at-large at South Asian Avant-Garde, to discuss Sathain's debut novel, a magical realist coming of age story mixed expertly with social satire about a floundering second-generation Indian American teenager growing up in the Bush-era Atlanta suburbs. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com./event/2021-04. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


 7:30 p.m. 

Derek Richards: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Apr. 9 & 10. A Detroit native who now lives in Florida, Richards is known for his fast-paced stream of sarcastic, often hysterically livid observations about everything from phone solicitors and computers to Taco Bell and the experience of dating an exotic dancer. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Masks required, except when eating or drinking.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) and 9:30 p.m. (Sat. only), 212 S. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15 reserved seating in advance, $17 general admission at the door (capacity reduced). aaComedy.com, 996-9080. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Everybody In, Nobody Out": U-M School of Art & Design Penny Stamps Speaker Series.

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Celebrated jazz trumpet virtuoso & bandleader Wynton Marsalis and University Musical Society president emeritus Ken Fischer discuss community connection through the performing arts. Their conversation is moderated by Association of Performing Arts Professionals CEO Lisa Richards Toney.
Online at dptv.org/livetv and stamps.umich.edu/stamps. Free. 936-0671.


 9-11 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Open House: U-M Student Astronomical Society.

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Mar. 12 & 26. All invited to watch short astronomy presentations online by club members and learn about the planets, the Moon, the constellations, colorful binary star systems, and other visible astronomical objects.
For meeting URL see umichSAS.com. Free.





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