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Calendar of Events

Saturday, April 10, 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 Free. 764-2538.

 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, then visit the "Korean Cinema Now" tab for rental options.

 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a run of 3-5 miles along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session every Tues. 6 p.m., at 5700 Jackson Rd. Rain or shine.
8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd. and 6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty. Free. 929-9022 (Sat.) & 769-5016 (Mon.). [map]

 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.

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Groove Method Movement": Ann Arbor Rec & Ed.

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Grades 10 - Adult Level 1 - 3. GROOVEŽ is a unique and dynamic dance experience where we will be united through simple movements and dance them in our own ways. You will experience everything from slow, delicious meditative grooves to heart thumping and strength building cardio beats. People of all abilities, sizes, and fitness levels are welcomed. No prior dance experience required..Certified GROOVEŽ Facilitator: Hsiao-Wen Lo. 1 class.
ONLINE, 1515 S. Seventh. Free. 734-994-2300 ext 0 [map]

 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Fiber Expo.

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Apr. 10 & 11. Show and sale of a variety of yarns, rug hooking kits, felted items, roving, and fiber art products and craft items. Classes. Also, breeders on hand with alpacas and Angora rabbits. No dogs allowed, except service dogs. Masks required, capacity reduced.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets $4 ($6 for both days; kids age 12 & under, free); cash only., 546-0032. [map]

 9-10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Groove": Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Rec. & Ed.

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Local psychologist Hsiao-Wen Lo leads an hour-long program for adults that combines music with simple movements. Suitable for age 14 & up.
For URL see Free. 994-2300.

 9 & 11 a.m. 

"Salamander Search": Hudson Mills Metropark.

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Age 6 & up invited to explore the teeming life in a vernal pool or short-lived spring pond. Wear waterproof boots, if you have them. Social distancing and masks required.
$5 per person, Hudson Mills River Grove picnic area, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. Preregistration required by Apr. 9, 4 p.m online at 426-8211.

 10 a.m. or so  Free! 

"Family Nature Adventures: Stewardship": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Families invited to compete in a scavenger hunt throughout the woods that involves searching for invasive species. Also, from 1-4 p.m., all invited to help remove invasive species from the preserve (to register, email Social distancing and masks required.
Baker Woods Preserve, 11914 Trinkle Rd., Dexter. Free, but preregistration required at, [map]

 11 a.m.  Online 

Feldenkrais Method Workshop: Ann Arbor Rec & Ed.

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Grades 10th - Adult. Level 1-4. Learn movement patterns that are designed to help you get back into action. In this introductory all-levels workshop you will be introduced to the unique approach of the Feldenkrais MethodⓇ, which encompasses subtle, but effective movement patterns designed to reduce aches and pains in your back, hips, shoulders and neck - and make you feel good all over! Following a Feldenkrais session, participants typically report feelings of well-being, groundedness, balance, better posture, and calm. Movements in this introductory class will take place on the floor, so you must be able to get down to the floor and back up. The only props required are a soft surface to lie on and some support for under your head (a blanket, towel, or a small pillow). Instructor: Dale Jensen, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner.
1 class.
ONLINE, 1515 S. Seventh. Online. $29. 734-994-2300 ext 0. [map]

 Noon  Free!  Online 

"From Surviving to Thriving: Stories of Hope and Perseverance from Honduras": iZōsh.

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Texas-based World Vision senior philanthropy director Amy Thompson discusses her experience with microfinancing women entrepreneurs in Honduras.
For URL preregister at

 Noon-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kala Sagara": Michigan Sahana.

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Apr. 10 & 11. Two-day virtual conference on Indian classical music and dance, . featuring virtual music and dance performances, lecture-demos, workshops, panels, and other events on the technical, historical, philosophical, and technological aspects of Indian classical music and dance. Performers include Ramakrishnan Murthy and other renowned Indian classical artists TBA, along with a host of organizations rom 11 universities around the country
Noon-9 p.m., online at Free.

 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Monthly Chapter Meeting: Ann Arbor Citizens' Climate Lobby.

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Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. It is the most focused and influential organization working on national climate policy. We are working to build support for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (, a fair and effective policy to reduce GHG emissions. Our meetings are currently hosted on Zoom to accomodate COVID restrictions and consist of action team check-ins and local discussion of actions.
Online on Zoom, Email for Zoom Link. Free. Online.

 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

U-M Baseball.

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The season's schedule includes 3-game home series livestream only from Ray Fisher Stadium.

Apr. 9-11 Ohio State.

Apr. 23-25: Rutgers.

May 14-16: Indiana.

May 21-23: Maryland.

Various times, online at Free. 764-0247.

 7 & 8:30 p.m.  Online 

Diego Rivera Quartet: Blue Llama Jazz Club.

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Jazz ensemble led by this MSU music professor, a saxophonist-composer known for his muscular tone and blending of straight-ahead jazz with music inspired by his Latino heritage. Tonight he celebrates the release of his new CD, Indigenous. With pianist Xavier Davis, bassist Jonathan Muir-Cotton, and drummer Michael Reed.
6-11 p.m., Blue Llama, 314 S. Main. Tickets $125 ( includes a tasting menu curated by Blue Llama executive chef Louis Goral) in advance at Livestream access to the 8:30 p.m. show $15 (group, $25) in advance at 372-3200. [map]

 7:30 & 9:30 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)., 996-9080. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Nothing Goofy: Disney Classics Through the Looking Glass of Jazz": Kerrytown Concert House Saturday Night's a-Live @ The 415.

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Jazzy renditions of classic Disney arrangements from Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, Mulan, and more by the Bickley Kramer Trio, a local ensemble with bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe.
Online at Free, but donations accepted. [map]

 7:45-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Timberdoodle Tumble": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a hike to look for the American woodcock (aka timberdoodle), known for zig-zagging courtship flights. Wear waterproof boots. Social distancing and masks required.
Leonard Preserve, meet at the dead end of Union St. north off Main west of M-52, Manchester. Free, but preregistration required by emailing 971-6337.

 8 p.m.  Online 

Sari Brown: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth Cafe 704.

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Performance by Brown, a local singer-songwriter who writes reverent yet unconventional spirituals, late-night traveling songs, and folk-style story songs with poetic lyrics and a strong political sensibility.
For URL & tickets ($10) see 327-0270.

 8 p.m.  Online 

Tom Paxton & the Don Juans: The Ark.

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One of the first singer-songwriters to emerge from the 60s folk revival, Paxton, although he claims to be in "semi-retirement," is still as prolific and popular, as pertinent and impertinent, as ever. Tonight he's joined on stage by the Don Juans, the Grammy-winning Nashville singer-songwriter duo of Don Henry and Jon Vezner. Followed by a Q&A.
8 p.m., for URL and tickets ($20 per person, $30 per household), see 761-1451.

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