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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 5, 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  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.


 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).


 10-11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Mind Matters": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. AASC rec supervisor Brittany Ruthven leads various mental exercises(via Zoom) from Nancy Linde's 2012 book 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specifically Designed to Keep Your Brain Young.
Online at bit.ly/mindmattersapril. Free. bpatton@a2gov.org, 794-6250.


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Personality Disorders: Narcissism, Borderline, and Others Explained."

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Talk by Michigan Medicine psychiatrists Nick Morcos and Carrie Tamarelli.
For online meeting URL, email info.twsp@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]


 Noon  Free!  Online 

Book Launch & Conversation: "The Arab and Jewish Questions: Geographies of Engagement in Palestine and Beyond": University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Editors Leila Farsakh and Bashir Bashir in conversation with contributor Moshe Behar and Nadia Fadil
Nineteenth-century Europe turned the political status of its Jewish communities into the "Jewish Question," as both Christianity and rising forms of nationalism viewed Jews as the ultimate other. With the onset of Zionism, this "question" migrated to Palestine and intensified under British colonial rule and in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Zionism's attempt to solve the "Jewish Question" created what came to be known as the "Arab Question," which concerned the presence and rights of the Arab population in Palestine. For the most part, however, Jewish settlers denied or dismissed the question they created, to the detriment of both Arabs and Jews in Palestine and elsewhere.
Advance Registration Required: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/4516155623155/WN_56Kv4OYQS76zlUHxi8j58g
Zoom Webinar. Free. Online. js-event-coord@umich.edu https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/4516155623155/WN_56Kv4OYQS76zlUHxi8j58g



 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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U-M carillon students Kevin Lieberman, Deanna Shih, Abigail Findley, and Jenna Moon play a variety of tunes on this 17-bell chime. Preceded by a brief introduction.
Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. contact@Kerrytown.com. [map]


 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," guided steps to walk in place (12:30-1 p.m.).
Various times, for online meeting URL email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 12:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Instagram Live: Miss Kim Ann Arbor.

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Every Mon. Miss Kim chef-owner Ji Hye Kim discusses topics related to cooking with guests TBA.
Online at instagram.com/misskimannarbor. Free. 275-0099.


 1-3 p.m.  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]


 5:30 p.m.  Online 

Olive Oil Tasting: Fustini's Oils & Vinegars.

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Every Mon. Fustini's staffers sample and discuss various olive oils.
For URL call 213-1110. $60, includes samples available for curbside pickup or delivery.


 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 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Monthly Board Meeting: Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition (WBWC).

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Interested in promoting the many benefits of biking and walking in your community? Learn about and help advocate for improved active transportation in Washtenaw County. Board meetings are the first Wednesday of each month from 7pm to 9pm (currently via Zoom). Email info@wbwc.org for a meeting link and details.
All jurisdictions, Washtenaw County. Free. Online. info@wbwc.org www.wbwc.org



 7-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Experts in Arthritis": Ann Arbor District Library.

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U-M Michigan Medicine orthopedics nurse Aaryn Ebner discusses how to manage arthritis pain and fatigue, improve nutrition and activity, and treatments.
For URL see aadl.org/node/577329. Free. 327-4200.


 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]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Season Finale Songwriters in the Round": On The Tracks Singer-Songwriter Showcase.

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Performers TBA.
Online at Facebook.com/OnTheTracksSongwriterShowcase.com. Free, donations appreciated. 330-5226. OnTheTracksSS@gmail.com.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Sparrows in the Dust": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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Local Pushcart-nominated poet Zilka Joseph is joined by fellow Michigan poets Robert Fanning and John Freeman to discuss her new chapbook. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com./event/2021-05. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Visualizing Equality: African American Rights and Visual Culture in the 19th Century": U-M Clements Library.

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Salisbury (MD) University history professor Aston Gonzalez discusses his new book.
For URL preregister at myumi.ch/0WEk3. Free. 649-3370.


 7:30 p.m.  Online 

Keb' Mo': The Ark Livestream Series.

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May 5 & 6. This respected L.A. singer-guitarist plays original contemporary blues with a strong traditional feel, along with covers of Robert Johnson and other country blues classics. He also played Robert Johnson in Can't You Hear the Wind Howl, a 1996 docudrama about Johnson's life. Livestreamed from the City Winery in NYC.
7:30 p.m. (May. 5) & 9 p.m. (May 6), for URL and tickets ($20), see theark.org/shows-events/calendar/2021-05. 761-1451.


 7:30 p.m.  Online 

"Virtual History Night: A Political History of Project Apollo": Yankee Air Museum.

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Talk by National Air and Space Museum curator Teasel Muir-Harmony.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/3eiJHdE. $5.


 8 p.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Dance Despite Covid": U-M Dance Department.

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May 5-12. U-M dance department faculty members Shannon Gillen, Fangfei Miao, and Charli Brissey and alumna Nicki Reehorst lead dance students in original group works. Also, Miao performs her own solo work. Prerecorded in the Power Center and other local stages in early March.
On-demand viewing starts at 8 p.m., available through May 12 online at YouTube.com (search "School of Music, Theatre & Dance"). Free.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 4-4:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Canceled: "TriviaTime!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sat. & Wed. Local sisters Katie and Abbie throw out themed questions for anyone to answer in the YouTube chat box.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Oz's Music Environment: "Songwriters Open Mike"

All songwriters invited for an online version of this popular open mike, now in its 25th year. Hosted by Jim Novak. For online info, and to reserve a performing slot, see meetup.com/Ozs-Music-Songwriters-Open-Mic [venue info]

 
 


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