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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, April 14, 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  Free!  Online 

"House of Hummingbird": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies "Korean Cinema NOW."

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(Bora Kim, 2018). Coming-of-age tale set in 1994 Seoul about a lonely, awkward teenager struggling to figure out who she is. 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.


 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. akarikomura96@gmail.com. [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.


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Legal Issues As You Age": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Talk by local attorney Connie Jones.
For URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 11:30 a.m. 

"Babies and Parents Together": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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We will gather outside in the grassy area of Las Vegas Park each week to sing, dance, play and socialize (keeping Covid safety perimeters in mind). At the beginning of class, Bonnie leads circle time in a routine of lap songs, nursery rhymes, movement and stories. After the isolation of winter and covid, the babies will be thrilled to see other little ones on the laps of their friendly caregivers! The second half of class moves on to adult discussions focusing on parenting topics. While the babies play on their blankets or eat, the adults will have a chance to discuss topics related to this age group including sleeping, eating, developmental milestones, and the unique challenges of having babies during a pandemic. Sharing the joys and challenges of parenthood while enjoying the fresh air and sunshine of early spring will be good for the soul. Families bring a picnic blanket and lunch (optional) and are expected to wear masks except while eating. Participants will physical/social dist
Las Vegas Park, 1501 Las Vegas Dr. Ann Arbor 48103. $105. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/55143 [map]


 Time TBA  Free!  Online 

"Free College Week": WCC.

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Apr. 12-16. Presentations by WCC instructors on aviation, dance, exercise, herbs, physics, stone carving, terrorism, wills and trusts, writing, and other topics.
Various times, online at wccnet.edu/events/free-college-week.php. Free. FreeCollegeWeek@wccnet.edu.


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Lessons from a Pandemic: Leading with Science featuring Dr. Joneigh Khaldun: School of Public Health - University of Michigan.

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Dr. Joneigh Khaldun joins "Ahead of the Curve", a new speaker series on leadership presented by the University of Michigan School of Public Health on Wednesday, April 14. Bringing contemporary leaders to share their insights, vision, and perseverance is the principle of Ahead of the Curve.
Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP is the Chief Medical Executive for the State of Michigan and Chief Deputy Director for Health in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). In these roles, she provides overall medical guidance for the State of Michigan as a cabinet member of the Governor, and oversees public health and aging programs, Medicaid, and behavioral health for MDHHS. In February 2021, the Biden administration tapped Dr. Khaldun to join the federal COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.
Registration is required for this virtual event. Register at this website (https://myumi.ch/gjQvR), and you will receive a link to join via email.
Live Webinar. Free. Online. mkasibor@umich.edu sph.umich.edu/ahead-of-the-curve



 4-5:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Archiving Words. Contesting Space: The Interruptions of Postcolonial Languages and Ephemera in an Archive of the Bible": U-M Middle East Studies 2021 David Noel Freedman Lecture.

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"Archiving Words. Contesting Space: The Interruptions of Postcolonial Languages and Ephemera in an Archive of the Bible": U-M Middle East Studies 2021 David Noel Freedman Lecture.
For URL preregister at events.umich.edu/event/82892. Free. 764-0314.


 5:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Kiese Laymon: U-M Hopwood Awards Ceremony.

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Livestreamed lecture by this University of Mississippi English and creative writing professor (see 15 Thursday listing) highlights the annual ceremony recognizing the winners of this prestigious U-M contest for graduate and undergraduate poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing.
For URL see lsa.umich.edu/hopwood. Free. 764-6330.


 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 neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 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 hvharmonizers.org/email. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467, info@HVharmonizers.org.


 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 Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. Free. 926-8863.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Election Security: Facts, Myths, and Fixes": Ann Arbor Area League of Women Voters Virtual Brews & Views.

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Talk by U-M computer science and engineering professor Alex Halderman, director of the U-M Center for Computer, Security, and Society.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/electionsecurity4. Free. 272-3634.





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