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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 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.  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]


 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 https://www.aarecedonline.com/ [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. info@FiberExpo.com, 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 aaRecEdOnline.com. 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 MetroParks.com. 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 carlislec@washtenaw.org). Social distancing and masks required.
Baker Woods Preserve, 11914 Trinkle Rd., Dexter. Free, but preregistration required at parksonline@ewashtenaw.org. carlislec@washtenaw.org, severances@washtenaw.org. [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. mcneelyt@aaps.k12.mi.us https://www.aarecedonline.com [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 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkduuoqD8iGtFK8LV15uw0quOAjV1QhIyw.


 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 facebook.com/michigansahana/events/. Free.


 1-2:30 p.m. & 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off animals native to the African continent, including Tulip the kangaroo, dingoes, blue tongued skink, and a bearded dragon. Guests invited to view other animals on display, including an albino alligator, and binturongs. Masks required.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 2 & under, free) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org (capacity limited). 929-9324. [map]


 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 (energyinnovationact.org), 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. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org http://annarborccl.org/



 2 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]


 3:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Know Obstacles: Oz's Music Environment.

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All invited to play instruments, sing songs, and tell jokes with members of this band for kids and adults with special needs. Spectators welcome.
For URL see bit.ly/ozkidsopenmic. Free. 662-8283.


 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Saturday Soirees": Northside Community Church.

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Every Sat., Mar. 20-Apr. 24. Socially distanced, in-person performances by various local musicians, featuring U-M music, theater, and dance students, NCC resident musicians, and others TBA. Open windows for cross ventilation, so dress warmly.
4:30-5:30 p.m. (doors open at 4:15 p.m.), Northside Community Church, 929 Barton Dr. Free. Preregistration required by leaving a voice message at 649-7948 or emailing NorthsideCommunityA2@gmail.com. [map]


 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.


 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 bluellamaclub.com/events/. Livestream access to the 8:30 p.m. show $15 (group, $25) in advance at boxoffice.mandolin.com/collections/diego-rivera-quartet-blue-llama-jazz-club-4-10-2021. 372-3200. [map]


 7-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

TriviaTime!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sat. & Wed. Local sisters Katie and Abbie throw out themed questions for anyone to answer in the YouTube chat box.
online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 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). aaComedy.com, 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 KerrytownConcertHouse.com. 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 dehringk@washtenaw.org. 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 InterfaithSpirit.org/events/cafe-704-coffeehouse. 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 crowdcast.io/e/paxtondjarkapr18/register. 761-1451.






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