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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 12, 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  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.


 9:15 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Metaphysics of Spirituality Study Group": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of metaphysics on Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 10 a.m.-noon  Online 

"Final Decisions": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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We will cover a number of topics relating to end of life decisions. They include: Michigan's laws relating to burial; honest talks with doctors, based in part on Atul Gawande's book "Being Mortal"; choosing time of death; interesting cross-cultural funeral rituals; and options outside of traditional burial such as cremation, green burial, donation to medical schools, reef burial, cryogenics, and bio-urn (ashes planted with a tree seed).
Instructor Marion Holt has extensive knowledge of this subject and has developed two courses on aging.
Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 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 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 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. 

"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-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed. & Sat. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal plays tunes on this 17-bell chime.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. [map]


 Noon  Free!  Online 

"From Furs to Fudge: Mackinac's Rich History": First Presbyterian Church Lunch and Learn.

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Talk by Mackinac State Historic Parks director emeritus Phil Porter.
For URL, email mrogers@firstpresbyterian.org.


 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.


 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"Rescue Reading": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Nature Adventures: Water in Our World": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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May 12 & 15. WCPARC naturalists lead a family-oriented hike through a marsh and discuss how plants and animals (even humans) benefit from water and show how to make a mini watershed system in the sand. Limited to 10 people; masks required.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake. Free, but preregistration required for all age 2 & over at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. [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]


 4-4:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

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.


 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.


 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Science of Mind Study Group": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of Science of Mind via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 7-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Celebrating Chinese Ceramic Arts & the Weese Collection": UMMA.

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U-M grad ad longtime supporter William C. Weese and UMMA Asian Art curator Natsu Oyobe discuss Weese's collection of more than 1,000 ceramics and decorative arts from China's Neolithic period through the Ming and Qing dynasties. also a preview of fall exhibit of Asian ceramic arts.
7-8 p.m., for Zoom link preregister at events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehwrffkwcfbe085d&oseq=&c=&ch=. Free.647-2064, lyoo@umich.edu.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Wed. All male singers invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For URL email info@HVharmonizers.org. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467.


 7 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
For URL join Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. Free. 926-8863.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

t"Baby and Solo": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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Michigan fiction writer Lisabeth Posthuma is joined by best-selling Kentucky novelist David Arnold to discuss Posthuma's young adult novel about a troubled 17-year-old boy seeking the elusive "normal" life who, at the behest of his psychiatrist, takes a job as a video rental store clerk where he takes on a new identity and befriends an abrasive but vulnerable girl who is also hiding a secret. Q&A.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com./event/2021-05. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


 7-8:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to read and discuss poetry or short fiction. Have your original work ready to share, if you wish.
7-8:45 p.m. (sign-up for new participants begins at 6:45 p.m.), for URL email cwPoetryCircle@gmail.com. Free. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"How Did Michigan's New Election Laws Work in 2020? Let's Ask the Director of Elections": Ann Arbor Area League of Women Voters Virtual Brews & Views.

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Talk by state elections director Jonathan Brater.
For URL see my.lwv.org/michigan/ann-arbor-area. Free. 272-3634.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Book of Joy": Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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May 12, 19, & 26. All invited to discuss archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama's 2016 guide to experiencing joy in the midst of pain and confusion. Facilitated by IRTWC former codirector Dwight L. Wilson.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/bookofjoy123. Free. roederer@umich.edu.


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"As You Like It": U-M Musical Theatre Department.

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U-M theater professor Malcolm Tulip directs musical theater students in an expressionist adaption of Shakespeare's pastoral comedy, a high-spirited exploration of the requirements of justice between lovers, brothers, friends, and rivals.
On-demand viewing starts at 8 p.m., available through May 19 online at YouTube.com (search "School of Music, Theatre & Dance"). Free.





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