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Calendar of Events

Monday, May 10, 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  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.


 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 YouTube.com (search "School of Music, Theatre & Dance"). Free.


 All day  Online 

"Virtual Movie Palace": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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New titles available all month online at MichTheater.org/Screenings for 48 after you start watching. Remainder May schedule online. $12 per film (for members, $10).

"Oscar Shorts" Screening of Oscar-nominated animated, documentary, and live action short films.

"This is Not a Burial, It's A Resurrection" (Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, 2020). Drama about an old woman in a small Lesotho village who prepares for her death, drawing from the respect of her community, traditions of her ancestors, and courage of her convictions. Southern Sotho, subtitles.

"The Man Who Sold His Skin" (Freida Lee Mock, 2021). (Kaouther Ben Hania, 2020). Drama about a young Syrian refugee who agrees to have his back tattooed by a sulfurous artist. Arabic, French, and Flemish; subtitles.

"The Mole Agent" (Maite Alberdi, 2020). Documentary, filmed with a hidden camera in decoy glasses, about a recent Chilean widower who responds to an ad to pose as a resident of a nursing home to see if he can find signs of suspected neglect. Spanish, subtitles.

"Slalom" (Charlène Favier, 2021). Drama about a young girl training as a professional skier under the guidance of a strict ex-champion. French, subtitles.
$6-$12 per film. Online at MichTheater.org/Screenings for 2-10 days after you start watching. BoxOffice@MichTheater.org.


 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.


 10:30 a.m.  Online 

"Music Together Online Mondays": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Music Together Online classes allow families access to the same Music Together® early childhood curriculum right in your home. Each week families participate in a live, 30-minute online class - no musical instruments necessary! Registered families receive a Triangle CD and songbook + access to download music. Music Together® Mixed Age classes, even when they're online, encourage children and families to experience the joy of making music together! The time-tested, research-based curriculum supports the idea all children are musical and learn best through play. Join us for tons of musical fun! Additional content is provided throughout the week to encourage continued music-making at home between classes. Instructor: Stephanie Urban.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $149. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/55152


 11:30 a.m.  Online 

Toe Tappers: Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Toe Tappers will have a blast while learning about rhythm and coordination. Sam introduces children to basic tap steps as well as ways to move through space like skipping, sliding, jumping and hopping. Creative movement activities will also spark their imaginations to move in new ways! Sam will let you know before each class what household props you may need. Tap shoes are helpful though not required for the virtual class.
Your home, Your home. Online. $95. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/55122


 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.


 4-5 p.m.  Online 

"Torn from the Headlines": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Talk by a U-M expert TBA on a timely topic from the news, with an opportunity for an extended Q&A.
10-11:30 a.m., for URL preregister at for URL preregister at bit.ly/ollisignup. $35; members, $10. $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351. [map]


 5-6:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Spinning Dot Theatre: The Neutral Zone.

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Every Mon. Spinning Dot staffers lead teens in various theater games, short play readings, and more.
For URL see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 6 p.m.  Online 

"Iyengar Yoga": Ann Arbor Rec & Ed.

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Grades: 10th - Adult. Level 1 - 4.​ Experience invigorating yoga postures using the methods of BKS Iyengar to strengthen the body, create a feeling of well-being, re​duce stress and release tension through physical activity and meditation in this virtual class. The use of yoga props and individualized teaching are emphasized so students of varying experience, ages, fle​xibility, and strength can participate together. You need to be able to get down to and up from the floor.​ Please have your own yoga mat and water bottle to enjoy this virtual class from the comfort of your own home! ​Instructor: David Rosenberg, CYI, over 25 years experience. 9 classes.
ONLINE, 1515 S. Seventh. Online. $109. 734-994-2300 ext 0. mcneelyt@aaps.k12.mi.us https://www.aarecedonline.com/ [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain, snow, or shine.
6 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]


 6:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A Course in Miracles Study Group": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of A Course in Miracles via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Captain Dave and the Yankee Officer: A Tale of the Texas Blockade": Ann Arbor Civil War Roundtable.

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Talk by Civil War historian Andy Hall.
For URL see aacwrt.org/aacwnews.htm. Free. jfepperson@gmail.com.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Mastering Focal Point and Balance": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Texas-based textile artist & teacher Jane Dunnewold discusses the importance of balance in art.
For URL preregister at AnnArborFiberArts.org. Free. AnnArborFiberArts@gmail.com.


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Scandinavian Music Jam.

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Bruce Sagan and Brad Battey lead an acoustic jam session devoted to traditional music from Sweden and Norway. All instruments welcome, no experience playing Scandinavian music necessary.
7:30-9:30 p.m., for URL email bsagan@msu.edu. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]





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