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Calendar of Events

Sunday, May 2, 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.


 All day  Free!  Online 

Tunde Olaniran: University Musical Society Digital Presentation.

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Apr. 30-May 10. Detroit video artist Oren Goldenberg directs a multimedia performance by Flint singer-songwriter Olaniran, a current UMS artist-in-residence, who describes their electronic pop music as "the lovechild of Prince, Kanye West, and Kraftwerk."
Available online all day April 30 through May 10 at ums.org/performance/ums-live-session-tunde-olaniran. Free. 764-2538.


 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Online 

"Bookin' It For Kids": Family Learning Institute.

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May 2-9. At-home fundraiser encouraging participants to read 20 minutes a day and walk or run 20 minutes a day for a week. Fee includes T-shirt and medal.
All day May 2 through May 9, any location. Preregistration required at RunSignUp.com/Race/MI/AnnArbor/BookinitfortheKids by May 9. info@FamilyLearningInstitute.org.


 All day  Online 

"Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Main in the Waters": Michigan Theater Foundation Virtual Movie Palace.

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(Rosalynde LeBlanc, Tom Hurwitz, 2021). Online screening of this documentary that explores the making and legacy of D-Man in the Waters, a memorial dance for a former Bill T. Jones Dance company member that died from AIDS. Available for 48 after you start watching.
Online at https://michtheater.org/virtual. $12 per film (for members, $10).


 8-10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

43rd Annual Burns Park Run: Burns Park Elementary School PTO.

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The pandemic-edition of this popular family affair offers 5k and 10k suggested courses along beautiful tree-lined streets. Participants are encouraged to run on race day, but can choose to run a day or 2 before. Upload your time online. Prizes for kids age 14 & under. Shirts available.
All day Sat. & Sun. Facebook.com/BurnsParkRun. Free, donations accepted at BurnsParkRun.org. 747-6952.


 9 a.m.-noon 

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.-7 p.m.  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.


 10 a.m.-noon  Online 

"Rescue Reading": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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


 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts, now in its 30th year. Masks required.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market Pavilion, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 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.


 1-2:30 & 3-4:30 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off animals native to Africa (June) and North America (July). Guests invited to view other animals on display, including macaws, sloths, and more. Also, an alligator feeding demo at 3 p.m.
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.  Online 

"Virtual Meditation and Journaling Workshop to Benefit Garrett's Space": Brandon Klein, meditation coach.

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This virtual one-hour class will be
taught by Brandon Klein, a meditation coach who has led over 500
workshops for individuals, businesses and nonprofits across the country. In this class, Brandon will provide instruction on contemplative journaling practices, followed by a 25-minute guided meditation practice. The session will end with participants getting the chance to experiment with their own journaling. All proceeds of this event go towards supporting Garrett's Space, a nonprofit which is focused on reducing suicides by providing hope, healing and connection for young adults facing mental health challenges.
Virtual, https://www.wisemindgentlesoul.com/fundraiser. Online. $15. 248-824-0605. jhalpert333@gmail.com https://www.wisemindgentlesoul.com/fundraiser



 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kerry Tales with Mother Goose."

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5-10 minute-long livestream program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
Online at YouTube.com (search "Kerrytales by Mother Goose"). Free. Contact@Kerrytown.com. [map]


 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 on 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. 

"Fargo": Fathom Events.

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(Joel & Ethan Coen, 1996). Offbeat mystery whose dryly humorous portraits of phlegmatic Minnesotans counterpoint a horrific series of murders. Masks required at all times except when eating concessions.
3 p.m. (Sun. only) and 7 p.m. (Sun. at Emagine only and Wed.). Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973-8424) and Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500). Different times. [map]


 4 p.m.  Online 

Kathryn Goodson and Randall Hawes: Stone Chalet.

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Local pianist Godson and DSO bass trombonist Hawes present an eclectic mix of works from the classic bass trombone and piano repertoire. Composers include David Gillingham, Alexey Lebedev, Florence Price, Ellen Rowe, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, W. Gregory Turner, and more.Replays an be viewed anytime through May 8.
4 p.m., for URL preregister ($20-$100 donation) at greatlakespaa.org.


 4:10 p.m. 

"Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street": State Theatre.

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(Marilyn Agrelo, 2021). Documentary featuring interviews with the producers, artists, writers, and teachers who created Sesame Street.
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.


 4:20 p.m. 

"Together Together": State Theater.

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(Nikole Beckwith, 2021). Lighthearted drama about a young loner hired as the gestational surrogate for a single man in his 40s.
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.


 4:30 p.m. 

"Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train": State Theatre.

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(Haruo Sotozaki, 2021). Anime adventure about a boy on a quest to fight demons after they brutally murder his family and turned his sister into one of them. Japanese, subtitles and dubbed (different showings).
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 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]


 7-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Conversations! Inside NASA": Jewish Community Center.

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NASA Science Mission Directorate administrator Thomas Zurbuchen is joined by JCC cofounder Chuck Newman to discuss NASA's achievements and future plans.
For URL see jccAnnArbor.org/event. Free. 971-0990.


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Luke Winslow-King: The Ark Family Room Series.

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This Michigan-bred, New Orleans-based Americana singer-songwriter and guitarist specializes in pre-WWII pop music steeped in blues and jazz, along with originals in the same vein. His latest album, Blue Mesa, was recorded in Italy, where Winslow-King decamped to after the deaths of a close friend and his father. A Pop Matters reviewer notes the album "exudes a sense of loss," relying heavily on Delta blues for an album that features "smoky vocals and sharp guitar playing." Photo: Victor Alonso.
8 p.m., for livestream URL see facebook.com/TheArkAnnArbor. Free, donations appreciated. 761-1451.



 8 p.m.  Online 

Sierra Ferrell: The Ark Livestream Series.

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Apr. 18 and May 2 & 16. A highly regarded young Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter and songster who got her start at age 7 singing in a West Virginia bar, Ferrell performs a series of 3 themed shows at different Nashville venues. Apr. 18: Honky-Tonk night at American Legion. May 2: Calypso night at Dee's Lounge. May 16: Jazz night at the Basement.
8 p.m., for URL and tickets ($12 & $50 per show, $30 & $65 for a 3-show package), see theark.org/shows-events/calendar/2021-05.





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