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Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 11, 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.

 7 a.m.-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Breathe with the Wind: Sound Ceremonies": U-M Music School.

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Apr. 11-18. U-M music grad Akari Komura presents her thesis project, a site-specific sound installation featuring wind chimes and wooden disks accompanied by written instructions encouraging meditative breathing and awareness of the wind and the rest of nature. Also, from 2-3 p.m. on April 11 and 18 only, 10 student and alumni musicians perform Komura's original acoustic composition while strolling the green. Bring a blanket or chair, if you'd like. Mask required.
Thurston Nature Center, 2398 Yorktown Dr. Free. [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.

 10 a.m.-3 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]

 11 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

"Sunday Talks: Jataka Tales": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Every Sun. Jewel Heart resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche discusses tales from this ancient collection of parables about the Buddha's previous lives.
For URL preregister at Free. 994-3387.

 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to join a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. 846-9418,

 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.

 12:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Family Yoga:: Ann Arbor Rec & Ed.

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Ages 4-Adult. The perfect way to end the weekend for the entire family. For toddlers, grandparents, and everyone in between! Have fun with interactive group movements using yoga postures that will spark your creativity. Some poses may be inspired by nature (like tree pose) or animals (like lion pose) while others will be classical yoga style poses geared for all ages. Each class will tell the yoga story of helpfulness, kindness, connection, friendship, and mindfulness using a variety of yoga poses, creative movement, breathing exercises, and will end with relaxation. No yoga experience is necessary! Fee is for the entire family(1-10 people). Please have a mat and a water bottle. Instructor: Carl Gunderson, CYI​.​, over 10 years experience.
ONLINE, 1515 S. Seventh. Free. Online. 734-994-2300 ext 0. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Gemily: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Family concert by the veteran local acoustic duo Gemini with twin brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits-who recently celebrated their 72th birthdays-and Sandorfs violinist daughter Emily. They offer sing-alongs, folk songs from around the world, and upbeat originals about lifefs simple pleasures, performed on more than a dozen instruments.
1 p.m., for livestream URL see Free; donations accepted for Food Gatherers. 761-1451.

 1 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.

 1-4 p.m. 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Apr. 11, 17, 18, 22, 24, & 25. All invited to help remove invasive plants in city parks. Wear a mask, long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves, and maintain a 6-foot distance from others at all times; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver.

Apr. 11 (1-4 p.m.): Folkstone Park.

Apr. 17 (9 a.m.-noon): Berkshire Creek Nature Area.

Apr. 18 (9 a.m.-noon): Lakewood Nature Area.

Apr. 22 (1-3 p.m.): Celebrate Earth Day at Furstenberg Nature Area.

Apr. 24 (various times): Scarlett Mitchell Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon), Bluffs Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon), and Sunset Brooks Nature Area (1-4 p.m.).

Apr. 25 (1-5 p.m.): Celebrate Global Youth Service Day at Marshall Nature Area.

Various locations. Free, but preregistration required at (click on "NAP Workdays"). 794-6627.

 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

%st"Fantasy and Reflection: The Viola Center Stage": Kerrytown Concert House Live @ The 415.

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Local violist Samuel Koeppe, a U-M music school grad student, performs Vieuxtemps's Élégie, Schumann's Märchenbilder, and Bloch's Suite for Viola and Piano. Local pianist Taylor Flowers accompanies.
Online at Free, but donations accepted. [map]

 4:30 p.m.  Online 

"Last Bite Sized: Single Topic Cooking Classes": Last Bite Chef.

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Chef Allison of Last Bite Chef has a weekly online cooking class series every Sunday evening at 4:30-5:30pm EST. Each class covers one topic and is approx one hour, for $20 per screen. People have been having so much fun meeting together & learning a new technique! Best of all at the end of the class you have a warm Sunday dinner on your table for yourself and/or your family. Recipes are emailed one week prior for simple shopping. Join as an individual, family, or get a work or friend group to join as a team building event! More info at Email me for more info
online. Online. $20.

 6 p.m.  Online 

"Yoga Flow & Restorative": Ann Arbor Rec & Ed.

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Yoga Flow & Restorative - ​ONLINE ​
Grades: 10th - Adult. Level 2 - 5.​ Unwind after a long day. Balance your whole body, calm your mind, and lift your spirit with this mind-body practice done to soothing music. Flowing poses improve stamina, strength, flexibility, balance, and body alignment. Restorative poses promote flexibility and mindfulness.​ Please have a yoga mat and water bottle to enjoy this virtual class from the convenience of your own home!​ Practiced barefoot. Instructor: Chelsea Cendrowski, RYT 200, over 10 years experience. ​8 classes. ​
ONLINE, 1515 S. Seventh. Online. $105.00. 734-994-2300 ext 0. [map]

 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Open Mic.

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Musicians of all ability levels and ages invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. All acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion.
For outdoor location preregister at $5. 973-7791.

 7 p.m.  Online 

Ingrid Nixon: Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild Living Room Live!.

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Performance by this southeast Alaska-based storyteller and world traveler whose repertoire ranges from tall tales and exploration nail-biters to traditional and personal stories.
For URL preregister at Pay what you can ($10 or more suggested donation).

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Kol HaLev Rehearsal: Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Sun. All adults invited to join the rehearsals of this volunteer choir that sings both Jewish sacred and secular music. Led by TBE cantor Regina Lambert-Hayut. Pianist Taylor Flowers accompanies.
For online URL email Free. 665-4744.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Ranked Choice Voting": Jewish Community Center Conversations!.

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Rank MI Vote volunteers Kevin Deegan Krause and Sue Norman discuss their work with JCC cofounder Chuck Newman.
For URL email Free. 971-0990.

 8 p.m. 

Andrew Bird's Performance Now: The Ark Livestream Series.

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A former violinist with the swing revival outfit Squirrel Nut Zippers, Bird sets his dark, moody, insighftul lyrics to music that draws on a variety of disparate styles, from Gypsy jazz to country-folk, to create gorgeously ghostly musical landscapes that one critic called "an unholy mating of Django Reinhardt and Tom Waits." Opening act is Squirrel Nut Zippers frontman Jimbo Mathus.
8 p.m., for URL and tickets ($20), see 761-1451.

Canceled and Postponed Events:

 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Canceled)  Free!  Online 

Canceled: "Conversations About Science and Religion: An Open and Critical Exchange on the Science": First United Methodist Church.

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All invited to this monthly group discussion. Topic TBA.
For URL email or call 662-4536. Free.

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