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Calendar of Events

Friday, April 30, 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.


 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Just Between Friends Sale.

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Apr. 29-May 2. Show and sale of maternity items, baby and children's clothes, toys, and baby gear.
Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free, but $3 "priority pass" allows you to cut the line if capacity is full and there is a wait. Preregistration required at bit.ly/jbfsale2021. sarahgarot@jbfsale.com. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every weekday. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Hello Toes": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Does your child pretend to be a ballet dancer? Then he or she will love this virtual class designed for our newest ballet students. Ms. Tyra uses musical activities to teach balance, rhythm, movement and coordination, along with basic ballet steps. They'll learn the French words for the ballet movements too. The main purpose is to gently encourage our beginning dancers so they gain confidence in a social and relaxed environment. This class is a combination of Hello Toes and PreBallet for any child interested in learning ballet basics. Ballet attire recommended.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $109. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/55121


 Noon  Free!  Online 

"Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Fri. TBE rabbi Josh Whinston leads informal discussions on religion. Eat lunch during the video call, if you wish.
Noon, for online URL see TempleBethEmeth.org. Free.


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Noontime Exercise" U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. All ages invited to follow basic prerecorded movements. No equipment necessary. Tai Chi (noon-12:30 p.m.) and "Walking off the Pounds," walking in place (12:30-1 p.m.).
Various times, for online meeting URL email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 Noon  Online 

"Trial by Jury" and "Cox and Box": U-M Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

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Apr. 30-May 2. This popular local troupe premiers 2 one-act comic operas, prerecorded and edited into a film. Lori Gould directs Trial by Jury (1875), Gilbert & Sullivan's earliest surviving collaboration. The plot, a lampoon of a breach-of-promise trial, is one of Gilbert's zaniest and most biting satires. Subtitled A Dramatic Cantata in One Act, it contains not a word of spoken dialogue, but its score features some of Sullivan's best operatic parodies, including a marvelous spoof of Handel. Adellyn Geenen directs Cox and Box, a musical adaptation of John Maddison Morton's immensely popular Victorian farce about a conniving landlord who rents an apartment to 2 different tenants, one who works days and one who works nights-and both of whom are also unwittingly engaged to the same woman. Although it formed part of the D'Oyly Carte Company's regular repertoire, Cox and Box (1866) is not a Gilbert & Sullivan collaboration. F. C. Burnham, later the editor of Punch, wrote the script to go with a Sullivan score that sparkles with an exuberance and freshness evocative of English music halls.
On-demand viewing starts at noon and is available for 12 hours, for URL see muto.umich.edu. Tickets $12 (students & seniors, $10; household of 4 or less, $15; group viewing of 4 or more, $20.


 Time TBA  Free!  Online 

"Arbor Day Free Tree Giveaway": City of Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations.

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Pick up a conifer seedling to plant.
For location see a2gov.org/10ktrees. Preregistration required. Free. sreynolds@a2gov.org.


 5:45-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"DJ & Turntablism": The Neutral Zone.

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Every Fri. Teens invited to learn mixing techniques from local music professionals, including how to work turntables and common software, and curate performances. No equipment necessary.
For URL and updates see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 5:45-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Loop Nation": The Neutral Zone.

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Every Fri. Local music professionals demonstrate to teens how to loop and layer beats to make songs. Also, the chance to perform your own music and receive feedback. No equipment necessary.
For URL and updates see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 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 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Movie Trivia Night: Michigan Theater.

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Popular family-friendly contest with questions on movie quotes, posters, soundtracks, and more. 1st and 2nd place prizes. Have a pen and paper handy.
For URL see michtheater.org/trivia. $5 per device (members, free).


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Goodbye, Again": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Acclaimed Canadian humorist and illustrator Jonny Sun reads from and/or discusses via Zoom his new collection of essays ruminating on identity and self-acceptance. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com./event/2021-04. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


 7 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.


 7 p.m. 

"Walking With Herb": Fathom Events.

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(Ross Kagan Marks, 2021). Chosen by God, a man with no clear direction competes in a world championship golf tournament. Masks required at all times except when eating concessions.
Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500).


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Vincent York's Jazzistry: Kerrytown Concert House Live @ The 415.

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Local veteran alto saxophonist and clarinetist York leads an ensemble of area jazz musicians in a program of jazz classics to celebrate International Jazz Day. The program includes fresh interpretations of standards as well as Jazzistry originals.
Online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Free, but donations accepted. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Funny Four Team": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Apr. 30 & May 1. Four Detroit-area comic headliners with ranging styles. Bill Hildebrandt is known for his clever, good-natured, often surprising topical and observational humor, Sal Demilio draws much of his material from his experiences growing up in an Italian American family, Jef Brannan is a fast-paced, good-natured performer who mixes song parodies with lots of raunchy one-liners, jokes, and jabs at his audience, and Bob Phillips is a contributing writer to Funny or Die who blends together observational, topical, and political humor. 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]


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ona Kirei: The Ark Livestream Series.

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This award-winning jazz and jazz fusion composer-vocalist from Barcelona, currently based in the Tampa Bay area. She's accompanied by pianist Pablo Arencibio, bassist Alejandro Arenas and several top Tampa Bay-area musicians.
8 p.m., for URL and tickets ($25), see boxoffice.mandolin.com/collections/the-palladium-theater/products/ona-kirei-livestream-ticket-4-30. 761-1451.





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