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Calendar of Events

Sunday, May 9, 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, 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 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 by May 9.

 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 $12 per film (for members, $10).

 12:01 a.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 (search "School of Music, Theatre & Dance"). Free.

 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"Romeo & Juliet": U-M Theatre & Drama Department.

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Shakespeare in Detroit founder Sam White directs U-M theater students in a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy.
On-demand viewing starts at 8 p.m., available through May 17 online at (search "School of Music, Theatre & Dance"). Free.

 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Native Plant Sale: Hudson Mills Metropark.

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May 8 & 9. Native flowers, grasses, trees, and shrubs, all with Michigan native genotypes. Masks required.
Park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. Free admission; $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]

 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 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]

 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 (capacity limited). 929-9324. [map]

 2 p.m.  Online 

"Peter and the Starcatchers": Pioneer High Theatre Guild.

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May 7-9. U-M theater major Sevon Askew directs Pioneer students in a prerecorded production of Rick Elice's whimsical 2011 Tony-winning adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's popular children's novel that creates a backstory for Peter Pan. A resourceful preteen saves an orphan after his ship is attacked by pirates while on a secret mission to convey a trunk full of starstuff to the imaginary Kingdom of Rundoon. Stars Miriam Wyllie-Scholz, Sarah Stansfield, Ethan Steiner, Henry Conner, Matthew Neal, Alexis Evans, Sinan Glutekin, Isabel Nuñez-Regueiro, Audrey Hill, Conner Casey, Renata Schmult, Josiah Jones, Arissa Tucker, Molly Reiser, Nora VanDorn-Greer, Eliana Adler, Alexandria Miller, and Rebekah Scrivens.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) and 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), online at $12 (students, seniors, and pioneer staff, $8; households, $20)., (248) 330-4902. [map]

 3 & 7 p.m. 

"Fried Green Tomatoes": Fathom Events.

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(Jon Avnet, 1991). Adaptation of Fannie Flagg's novel about the friendship between two unconventional Southern women. Masks required at all times except when eating concessions.
3 p.m. (Sun. only) and 7 p.m. (Sun. at Emagine only & Wed. and Thur.). 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). [map]

 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Tapestry: Weaving Our Influences With Our Voices: A Tribute to Carol King, Alice Coltrane, Carly Simon, Sara Cassey, and Joni Mitchell": Kerrytown Concert House Live @ The 415.

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U-M jazz piano professor Ellen Rowe and her quartet perform their own arrangements of music by iconic women artists. With bassist Marion Hayden, woodwind player Meg Brennan, and drummer Eliza Salem.
Online at Free, but donations accepted. [map]

 Evening times TBA 

Films at the Michigan Theater Foundation.

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In-person screenings every Sat., Sun., and Tues. at the Michigan Theater and every Fri.-Sun. at the State Theatre. For complete, updated schedule, see Masks required; reduced capacity. Concessions closed during screenings, but a small take-home popcorn is available post-film.
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. [map]

 7 p.m.  Online 

Paul Strickland: Ann Arbor Storytellers' Guild Living Room Live!.

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Storytelling by this award-winning Cincinnati-based storyteller and comedian whose heart-felt and often hilarious tales, about everything from his toils in an Arkansas grocery store to getting divorced from his 1st wife and navigating life as a single man, have won "Best of Fest" 7 times at Fringe Festivals in the U.S. and Canada. Final concert before a summer break.
For URL preregister at Pay what you can ($10 or more suggested donation).

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"I'll Be Strong for You": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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Iranian journalist Nasim Marashi is joined by translator Poupeh Missaghi to discuss Marashi's debut novel about 3 young women in Tehran who learn that pursuing their wildly different dreams may mean breaking with the past and endangering their longstanding friendship. Q&A.
Online at Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.

 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Taking it to the House": Vocal Arts Ensemble of Ann Arbor Virtual Pops Concert.

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Ben Cohen directs this local 24-voice chamber choir in a livestreamed musical homage to the house, with songs about rooms, doors, furniture, and the like by Rodgers, Porter, Bernstein, the Beach Boys and many others.
7 p.m., for URL search for Vocal Arts Ensemble of Ann Arbor channel on Youtube. Recording of the concert will be available at Free.

 8 p.m.  Online 

The Accidentals: The Ark Livestream Series.

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Wildly acclaimed nationally touring Traverse City pop-folk trio of multi-instrumentalists (and recent high school grads) Katie Larson and Savannah Buist and percussionist Michael Dause. Tonight they celebrate the release of their latest Sony recording Time Out, an EP that features songs cowritten with Kim Richey, Dar Williams, Maia Sharp, and Tom Paxton.
8 p.m., for URL and tickets ($25 & $100), see 761-1451.

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