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Calendar of Events

Friday, May 14, 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 

"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.


 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.


 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

"The Motherf**ker with the Hat": Rude Mechanicals.

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May 14-16. U-M student Sierra Miliziano directs fellow students in acclaimed playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis's raw, gritty 2011 drama about love, fidelity, and misplaced clothing. Prerecorded earlier this year, in-person on U-M campus.
Available for on-demand viewing all day May 14 through May 16, for URL see Facebook.com (search "Rude Mechanicals"). Free. rudes.production@umich.edu.


 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.


 11 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free! 

"1300 Marketplace."

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Show and sale of handmade jewelry, bath and body products, & candles and other home decorations by 20 area vendors.
11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) and noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), Briarwood Mall, JC Penny court. Free admission. djsteelefinancial@gmail.com. [map]



 11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Hello Toes": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Does your child pretend to be a ballet dancer? Then he or she will love this virtual class designed for our newest ballet students. Ms. Tyra uses musical activities to teach balance, rhythm, movement and coordination, along with basic ballet steps. They'll learn the French words for the ballet movements too. The main purpose is to gently encourage our beginning dancers so they gain confidence in a social and relaxed environment. This class is a combination of Hello Toes and PreBallet for any child interested in learning ballet basics. Ballet attire recommended.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $109. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/55121


 Noon  Free!  Online 

"Writing the Black Decade: Conflict and Criticism in Francophone Algerian Literature": University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Joseph Ford in conversation with Imen Neffati
Joseph Ford is joined by Imen Neffati to discuss his new book Writing the Black Decade: Conflict and Criticism in Francophone Algerian Literature, which examines how literature-and the way we read, classify, and critique literature-impacts our understanding of the world at a time of conflict. Using the bitterly-contested Algerian Civil War as a case study, Joseph Ford argues that, while literature is frequently understood as an illuminating and emancipatory tool, it can, in fact, restrain our understanding of the world during a time of crisis and further entrench the polarized discourses that lead to conflict in the first place.
Advance Registration Required: https://umich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpduqvqD8uEtfuYmNPvI6kBQ3ofB4gKwkc
Zoom Webinar. Free. Online. js-event-coord@umich.edu https://umich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpduqvqD8uEtfuYmNPvI6kBQ3ofB4gKwkc



 Noon  Free!  Online 

Behind Walls, Beyond Discipline: Science, Technology, and the Carceral State: U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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May 14, 21, & 28. A series of livestreamed panel discussions with scholars from around the world.

Topics with livestream URLs:

May 14: "Recasting the technologies of the carceral empire: India, South Africa, and the political paradoxes of post-colonial citizenship" (fordschool.umich.edu/event/2021/recasting-technologies-carceral-empire-india-south-africa-and-political-paradoxes-post).

May 21: "Criminal knowledge: Evidence, expertise, and the carceral state " (fordschool.umich.edu/event/2021/criminal-knowledge-evidence-expertise-and-carceral-state).

May 28: "Privatization, technology, and the carceral state " (fordschool.umich.edu/event/2021/privatization-technology-and-carceral-state).

June 4: Discussion of El Panóptico Ciego (The Blind Panopticon) (/fordschool.umich.edu/event/2021/discussion-el-panoptico-ciego

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June 11: Living in a carceral state. (fordschool.umich.edu/event/2021/living-carceral-state

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Noon., various URLs (see above). Free. fspp-events@umich.edu.


 Noon  Free!  Online 

"Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Fri. TBE rabbi Josh Whinston leads informal discussions on religion. Eat lunch during the video call, if you wish.
Noon, for online URL see TempleBethEmeth.org. Free.


 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.


 1:05 p.m.  Free!  Online 

U-M Baseball.

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The season's schedule includes 3-game home series livestream only from Ray Fisher Stadium.

Apr. 9-11 Ohio State.

Apr. 23-25: Rutgers.

May 14-16: Indiana.

May 21-23: Maryland.

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Various times, online at mGOblue.com/sports/baseball/schedule. Free. 764-0247.


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

U-M Softball.

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April's home schedule includes 4-game series livestream only from Alumni Field.

Apr. 16-18: Maryland, 4 p.m. (Fri.), 1 & 3 p.m. (Sat.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.)

Apr. 23-25: Northwestern, 6 p.m. (Fri.), 1 & 3 p.m. (Sat.), & noon (Sun.).

May 14 & 16: Rutgers. 4 p.m. (Fri.), 2:30 & 5 p.m. (Sat.), and 12:30 p.m. (Sun.).

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Online at mGOblue.com/sports/softball/schedule. 764-0247.


 5:45-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Loop Nation, DJ & Turntablism, and Music Production": The Neutral Zone.: The Neutral Zone.

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Every Fri. Local music professionals demonstrate to teens how to loop and layer beats to make songs, work turntables and electronic software, and curate performances. Also, the chance to perform your own music and receive feedback. No equipment necessary.
For URL see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 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 MichTheater.org. 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.


 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Capture The Flag Fridays": All Hands Active.

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Every Fri. All invited to try to solve a computer security problem (or a series of problems), ranging from basic computer usage to some programing, to capture the virtual flag. Led by AHA staffers; beginners welcome.
For URL preregister at MeetUp.com/AllHandsActive. Free, but donations required.


 6:30-9 p.m.  Online 

"Euchre Change a Life!"

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Five-game online euchre tournament. Sign up with a partner, or get paired with one by the organizers. Prizes. Proceeds benefit Haitian Emmanuel Christian School children in 3 locations.
For URL preregister at Facebook.com/EuchreChangeALife. $10 donation per player. EuchreChangeALife@gmail.com.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Movie Trivia Night: Michigan Theater.

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Every Fri. Popular family-friendly contest with questions on movie quotes, posters, soundtracks, and more. 1st and 2nd place prizes. Have a pen and paper handy.
For URL see michtheater.org/trivia. $5 per device (members, free).


 7:30 p.m. 

Josh Adams: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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May 14 & 15. Adams is a nationally touring Detroit comedian known for his clever observational humor who's won the prestigious Showtime at the Apollo competition during the 2nd season of BET's Apollo Live. "There are not too many people who can take a scary, embarrassing, or awkward moment in their lives and make it funny quite like Josh Adams," says comic Paolo Busignani. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Masks required, except when eating or drinking.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) and 9:30 p.m. (Sat. only), 212 S. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15 reserved seating in advance, $17 general admission at the door (capacity reduced). aaComedy.com, 996-9080. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Trivia Night": The Creature Conservancy.

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May 7 & 14. Topics include unusual and humorous animal facts and feature live demos from an emu, sloth, and boa constrictor. Also, 7-7:30 p.m., guests can view an eagle, kangaroo, alligators, reindeer, and more. For age 21 & up only.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $20 or so in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org (capacity limited). 929-9324. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Don Pasquale": U-M Voice Department/University Symphony Orchestra.

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U-M opera lecturer Abbigail Coté directs musical theater students in a modern adaptation of Donizetti's 1842 boisterous comic opera about the miserly Don Pasquale and his nephew, Ernesto, vying for a crafty young woman. A small chamber orchestra conducted by U-M voice professor Kirk Severtson accompanies. Prerecorded in the Power Center over two successive nights, each featuring a different cast. Both casts' performances will be available to view simultaneously.
On-demand viewing starts at 8 p.m., available through May 21 online at YouTube.com (search "School of Music, Theatre & Dance"). Free.





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