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Calendar of Events

Friday, May 21, 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 

"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.


 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

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

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U-M theater professor José Casas's playwriting students direct fellow students in their original works.
On-demand viewing starts at 8 p.m., available through May 26 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 

"Stories and Research from the Canal Era": U-M Clements Library Bookworm.

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Panelists TBA discuss 19th-century canal building, an era spurred by the construction of the Erie Canal, 1817-1825.
For URL preregister at myumi.ch/gjgzR. Free. 649-3370.


 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.  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 

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.


 4-6:50 p.m. 

"What Feels Real: Art in the Time of Impossible Disconnect": The Hosting/StudioStudio.

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Display of various works in all mediums responding to virtual realities, the disappearance of shared standards for truth, and other everyday incongruities by artists from Michigan, California, Tennessee, Canada, and the U.K. Also, on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. only, two performances ($40): a 30-minute dance performance by local Mary Spieser-Schneider's dance group nowyouseeme that features 3-4 masked amorphous costumed dancers highlighting body language, and a short-film screening of L.A.-based writer and Ben Kujawski's drama Do You Think Jesus Like Hard Boiled Eggs? Fifty-minute viewing sessions with 20 people in the gallery at a time. Face masks required.
StudioStudio, 1946 Packard St. $25 per person (kids under age 3, free). [map]


 5 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.


 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.


 6-8 p.m.  Online 

"Gnocchi 101: Cook-Along Online": Rec & Ed.

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Transport yourself and your kitchen to "The Boot" of Europe for an authentic Italian experience! In this class, you will learn to craft classic potato gnocchi (little 'pillow-y' delicate potato dumplings) from scratch. Focus on making, rolling, and cutting the dough, forming and shaping the individual gnocchi, and dressing it with a delicious sauce that pays homage to the new flavors of Spring. This is a virtual cook-along class, which means you are cooking along with Chef Natalie, and will be able to have your questions answered in real time. Ingredient list will be emailed one week prior to the class. Natalie Marble is a chef and culinary instructor celebrating 20 years of experience; she attended culinary school in Washington D.C., worked for a James Beard Award winning chef, and was the founder of Ann Arbor Cooks. Go to bit.ly/CulinaryDeliciousDishes to register.
Online. Online. $49. 734-994-2300. recedstaff@aaps.k12.mi.us www.aarecedonline.com


 6-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Digital Drawing Jam": Vault of Midnight.

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All invited to make art using supplies from your home or just chat with Vault of Midnight staffers.
For URL see VaultOfMidnight.com/events. Free. 998-1413.


 7-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Livestream: The Neutral Zone.

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Virtual presentation of a program by local teens TBA.
For URL and other updates see neutral-zone.org/events. Free. 214-9995.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Peace Generator: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us in creating Peace for our planet. Meditate, chant, set intentions on Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 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 p.m.  Online 

"Annie Jr.": Huron High School Players.

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May 20-23. Claire Federhofer directs students in a prerecorded production of Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, and Thomas Meehan's upbeat Tony Award-winning 1976 musical comedy inspired by the Little Orphan Annie comic strip. Set in Depression-era New York, the plot follows the adventures of the plucky Annie and her faithful sidekick pup Sandy as they escape an orphanage run by the despicable Miss Hannigan and eventually find a home with the millionaire Daddy Warbucks, rubbing elbows with FDR along the way. Songs include "Tomorrow," "We'd Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover," "It's the Hard Knock Life," and "Easy Street." Cast: Marisa Redding, Maya Liu, Lily Pinksy, Katie Temple, Eva Reed, Alex Haris, Stevie Dumitrascu, Maddie Tai, Takima Banks, Giselle Gomez, and Maxine Wilkins.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), for URL and tickets ($8; for students, staff, and AAPS families, $6) see ShowTix4u.com. federhoferc@aaps.k12.mi.us.


 7:30 p.m. 

Ben Moore: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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May 21 & 22. A regular guest on the syndicated Bob and Tom radio show, this Midwestern comic is known for his punchy, well-crafted jokes about a wide range of topical and cultural matters. 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. 

Riverfolk Community Orchestra: Riverfolk Music and Arts.

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David Schultz conducts this local ensemble featuring members of the Dexter Community orchestra and others in Evan Williams' A Dream Deferred for strings and harp and 2 Tchaikovsky works, the Serenade for Strings and the Violin Concerto. Livestreaming (donation requested) available by reregistering at crowdcast.io/e/riverfolk-community/register.
7:30 p.m., Manchester High School, 20500 Dutch Dr., Manchester. Space limited. $20 in advance only at eventbrite.com/e/riverfolk-community-orchestra-tickets-152943113971. Riverfolkmusicandarts.org. [map]



 8 p.m.  Online 

Christine Lavin: The Ark Livestream Series.

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A veteran New York City singer-songwriter who has been described as a mix of Bette Midler, Tom Lehrer, Steve Goodman, and Janis Ian, Lavin is known for the sharp wit and comically warped perspectives of songs like "Stop Sobbing … He's an Idiot" and "Tom Cruise Scares Me." She's also known for her bittersweet miniatures of lost romance, and she's a tastily tuneful composer, a superb guitarist, and a playfully unpredictable performer whose shows are always sprinkled with a healthy dose of between-songs humor and spiky commentary. Her new album, On My Way to Hooterville, includes 10 new songs and one re-worked song, "Ramblin' Waltz," a re-telling of her experience in 1975 as one of the entourage drivers for the first week of Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue.
8 p.m., for URL and tickets ($20; group, $30), see theark.org/shows-events/calendar/2021-05. 761-1451.



 8 p.m.  Online 

Penny Seats Theatre Company Arcade Series.

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This local company presents a virtual reading TBA.
For URL and tickets ($5) see PennySeats.org. ThePennySeats@gmail.com.





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