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Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 25, 2021






 
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 12:01 a.m.-midnight 

12th Annual Ride for Recovery: Dawn Farm Fundraiser.

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Apr. 25-May 25. Ride, run, walk, or roll from any location. Entry fee includes a race bib, event shirt, and a finisher medal.
All day, anywhere. $25 registration required at DawnFarmRideForRecovery.org. RideForRecovery@dawnfarm.org, 485-8725.


 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  Online 

"Michigan Trees: A Guide to the Trees of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region": Fifth Wall Performing Arts.

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Apr. 20-27. Recording of the 2019 premiere of Grey Gant's opera, directed by Karl Ronneburg, about a trans woman grappling with self-acceptance as she travels to Northern Michigan, guided by the Mother of Trees, to transform herself into a white pine overlooking Lake Superior. Also, post-production talkback with the cast and crew on April 20, 7 p.m. With the Converge String Quartet. Cast: Allison Prost, Grey Gant, Kate Moss, Kara Huckabone, and Samantha Kao.
On-demand viewing starts Apr. 20 7 p.m. and is available through April 27. For URL and tickets ($5-$20 pay-what-you-can) preregister at bit.ly/michigantreesguide. FifthWallPerformingArts@gmail.com.


 10 a.m.-noon  Online 

"Rescue Reading": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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All ages 6-11 invited to read to adoptable animals. Also, a group read-aloud, humane education lesson, and dog meet and greet. Masks required, social distancing enforced.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $10. Preregistration required at hshv.org. 661-3575. [map]


 10:45 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Interfaith Sunday Service: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for Sunday service via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 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 bit.ly/jeweldharmatalk. Free. 994-3387.


 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts. Safety and social distancing measures enforced.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 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, hac-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com.


 Noon  Free!  Online 

U-M Softball.

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April's home schedule includes 4-game series livestream only from Alumni Field.

Apr. 16-18: Maryland, 4 p.m. (Fri.), 1 & 3 p.m. (Sat.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.)

Apr. 23-25: Northwestern, 6 p.m. (Fri.), 1 & 3 p.m. (Sat.), & noon (Sun.).

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Online at mGOblue.com/sports/softball/schedule. 764-0247.


 Noon-afternoon time TBA  Free! 

"Green Brick Road to Restoring the Earth: 7th Annual Earth Day Downtown": Megiddo Peace Project.

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Apr. 22-25. A range of Washtenaw County climate-oriented organizations show and discuss their work to mitigate climate change, from instruments that purify water and trap solar energy to educational materials that promote conversation. Masks required.
Noon-afternoon time TBA, Center of the City Commons, Fifth Ave. at Library Ln. Free. megiddo@umich.edu, 657-8083.


 12:01-midnight  Free!  Online 

"The Calm After The Storm": U-M Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

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(Mercedes Gaviria, 2020). Documentary about the director's mixed feelings of admiration and reproach as she questioned the place of women in the film world and more while working on her father's new film. Spanish, subtitles. On Mar. 25, 4-6 p.m., a Q&A with Gaviria, NYU arts professor Juana Suárez, and U-M Spanish and Latin America studies professor Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola.
For URL, preregister at myumi.ch/BoQol. Available all day. FREE. 763-0553.


 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth": City of Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations.

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Virtual family-friendly activities and entertainment TBA. For updated schedule, see tinyurl.com/KXHE9ZM4
Online at https://ctnvideo.a2gov.org/CablecastPublicSite/watch/3?channel=1. Free. ghardy@a2gov.org.


 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Youthful Spirits Class for Young People": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Spiritual Classes for Young People via Zoom. Free, but donations are appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 1-5 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.

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Various locations. Free, but preregistration required at Secure.Rec1.com/MI/city-of-ann-arbor/catalog (click on "NAP Workdays"). 794-6627.


 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]


 1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Finding the Inner Light: Researching Our Quaker Ancestors": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County Monthly Meeting.

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Talk by veteran Ohio genealogist Diane VanSkiver Gagel. Followed at 3:15 p.m. by "A Story of Cindy Lou Who: A DNA Case Study," a talk by club member Mike Gerding.
For URL email info@WashtenawGenealogy.org by Apr. 22. Free. WashtenawGenealogy.org.


 2 p.m. 

"The Sweet Delilah Swim Club (formerly Dixie Swim Club)": Pinckney Players Theatre Group.

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The Sweet Delilah Swim Club
(formerly Dixie Swim Club)
Written by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten
COVID SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT
Everyone involved in The Sweet Delilah Swim Club cares deeply about the health and safety of our audience, cast, and crew. We will follow all restrictions currently in effect for the performances, and our ticket purchasing system is configured to assign seats following social distance guidelines. Rest assured your return to the theater will be stress-free and fun!
Summary
Return to the theater with this hilarious and touching show featuring five southern women whose friendships began on their college swim team and who meet every summer for a reunion at the same beach cottage in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The show focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years.
Ticket Info
Purchase socially distanced tickets online at Seat Yourself: https://search.seatyourself.biz/webstore/accounts/pinckneyplayers/buy-t
Jane Tasch Theater for the Performing Arts, 2130 E M-36 Pinckney, MI 48169, Pinckney. $12-$14. 734-702-7722. pinckneyplayers@gmail.com https://www.pinckneyplayers.com/sweet-delilah-swim-club.html [map]



 2-4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell.
For URL see AnnArborStorytelling.org. Free.


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Book of the Month Club: Vault of Midnight.

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Portland (OR)-based illustrator Molly Mendoza discusses Skip, her new comic that involves 2 unlikely friends reflecting on their own identity amid bizarre characters encountered during their interdimensional travels.
Online at Instagram.com/VaultOfMidnight. Free. 998-1413.


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Bright Star": U-M Musket.

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Apr. 23-25. U-M BFA student Jules Garber directs fellow students in a recorded virtual production of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's award-winning musical. Set in the mountains of North Carolina in the 1940s, it's a sweeping tale of love and redemption involving a successful literary editor and a WWII veteran.
For URL preregister at booktix.com. Free.


 2 p.m.  Online 

"Ties That Bind: A Trio of One-Acts": EMU Theatre Department.

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Apr. 23-25 & 30 and May 1 & 2. EMU theatre arts professor Pirooz Aghssa directs EMU students in recorded productions of 3 short dramas by playwrights from marginalized communities. Maria Irene Fornes's Drowning (1980s) is an adaptation of the Chekhov story about rejection, Doug Wright's On Facebook (2013) is about a politicized online conversation on gay marriage, and Matthew Lopez's The Sentinels (2020) is about 3 widows of men who died in the 9/11 attacks.
For URL & tickets ($10) see tinyurl.com/EMUTheatreTix. 487-1220.


 3 & 7 p.m. 

"Shrek": Fathom Events.

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(Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson, 2001). 20th anniversary screening of this popular animated movie that features a comic Beauty-and-the-Beast-style tale about a genial green ogre who falls for a canny princess.
Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500).


 4-5 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

LezRead Book Club.

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All queer women invited to discuss 2 autobiographies, Jacqueline Woodson's 1997 lyrical coming-of-age novel The House You Pass on the Way and volume 1 of Nagata Kabi's 2017 manga My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness.
For URL see a2LezRead.tumblr.com. Free. 686-4956.


 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Rhapsodising on Gershwin": Kerrytown Concert House Live @ The 415.

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Celebrated Detroit stride pianist Alvin Waddles performs his arrangements of popular Gershwin tunes.
Online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. 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 www.lastbitechef.com/teaching. Email me for more info allison@lastbitechef.com
online. Online. $20. allison@lastbitechef.com www.lastbitechef.com



 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.


 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Capture The Flag Fridays": All Hands Active.

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Every Fri. All invited to try to solve a computer security problem (or a series of problems), ranging from basic computer usage to some programing, to capture the virtual flag. Led by AHA staffers; beginners welcome.
For URL preregister at MeetUp.com/AllHandsActive. Free, but donations required.


 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. mcneelyt@aaps.k12.mi.us https://www.aarecedonline.com/ [map]


 7 p.m. 

Itzhak Perlman, violin and Rohan De Silva, piano: University Musical Society.

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Revered violin virutoso Itzhak Perlman returns to Ann Arbor, 50 years after his UMS debut in 1970, in recital with pianist and collaborator Rohan De Silva.
Hill Auditorium, 825 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. $12-$110. 734-764-2538. umstix@umich.edu https://ums.org/performance/itzhak-perlman-violin/ [map]



 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 CantorHayut@TempleBethEmeth.org. Free. 665-4744.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Sue Schooner: Jewish Community Center Conversations!.

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This Girls Group (Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti) executive director discusses her work with JCC cofounder Chuck Newman. They are joined by another speaker TBA.
For URL email NoemiHerzig@jccAnnArbor.org. Free. 971-0990.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Sunday Evening Game Night": Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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Every Sun. An evening of playing popular games online. You help decide which game to play at the beginning of the night. Have a pencil and paper ready to use.
For URL email burrbarr7@hotmail.com. Free.





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