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Calendar of Events

Sunday, May 23, 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.

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

 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Derby Days": The Vintage Market.

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Show and sale of vintage, handmade, and boutique clothing, jewelry, home decor, and more. Pony rides and show horses. Wear a derby hat to enter a cash prize raffle. Live music TBA.
Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5 (kids age 12 & under, free). [map]

 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Intro to Archery": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Hands-on demo for beginners age 8 & up led by WCPARC staffers. Masks required.
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake. Free, but preregistration required at (search Activity #831007). [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]

 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Living in the Shadow: A Discussion on the Biology of Violent Behavior": First United Methodist Church Conversations About Science and Religion.

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All invited to join a discussion led by U niversity of British Columbia (Vancouver) psychiatry professor Erik Wong.
For URL email or call 662-4536. Free.

 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Spring Floral Arranging": Bløm Meadworks.

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Wildscape Floral Co. owner Chelsea Hohn leads a hands-on demo of how to arrange fresh flowers. Outdoor event; social distancing enforced and masks required when not eating or drinking.
Bløm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. $70, includes a pour of mead; preregistration at [map]

 1-2 p.m..  Free! 

River Walk: Ann Arbor Parks Department.

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Self-guided 1.5-mile round-trip hike through wetlands, woodlands, prairie, and oak savannah in Furstenberg Nature Area and Gallup Park. Masks & social distancing required.
Meet at welcome table in the Furstenberg Nature Area (off Fuller Rd. across fro Huron High) anytime between 1 & 2 p.m., 794-6230.

 1 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.

Various times, online at Free. 764-0247.

 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]

 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Stories We Tell: Pulling Back the Veil on Judaism and Feminism": Jewish Community Center/Beth Israel Congregation.

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WSU literature and cultural studies grad student Molli Spalter discusses how feminist concepts have influenced day-to-day Jewish American life.
For URL preregister at Free.

 1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County Monthly Meeting.

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Talk by High-Definition Genealogy (Chicago) founder Thomas MacEntee. Followed at 3:15 p.m. by "No Dumb Questions in Genealogy" a panel discussion with club members TBA.
For URL email by Apr. 22. Free.

 2-4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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Listen to guild members swap stories or bring your own to tell.
For URL see Free.

 2 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

 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Online 

"Virtual Happy Hour: Rose´ and Cheese": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Deli event coordinator Tessie Ives-Wilson, an American Cheese Society certified cheese professional, discusses and tastes samples of her favorite cheeses paired with rosés. Preregistration fee includes a tasting kit (pick-up only) of 2 bottles of wine, a pound of 4 different types of cheeses, nuts, olives, and honey. Age 21 & up only.
For URL preregister at $75. 663-3354.

 3 p.m. 

"Stand By Me": Fathom Events.

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(Brian De Palma, 1996). Rob Reiner's 1986 tribute to friendship among boys in 1950s America. Masks required at all times except when eating concessions.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973-8424). Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door.

 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

stDanilo Brito: Kerrytown Concert House Live @ The 415.

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This mandolinist has been awarded Brazil's highest prize for instrumental music, and he's noted for his virtuosity and deep intimacy with the Brazilian choro music he plays. Though choro means "cry," it is often more bright than blue and incorporates syncopation, counterpoint, and improvisation. Tonight, he'll be joined by 7-string guitarist Carlos Moura in a concert prerecorded in Brazil.
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.  Free!  Online 

"Anote's Ark- Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion": Ann Arbor Citizens' Climate Lobby.

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In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL), in partnership with the CCL Asian Pacific Action Team, are pleased to host a virtual screening of the award-winning films, Anote's Ark and Love Note to an Island. Both films explore the impacts of the climate crisis on the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, whose survival is threatened by sea-level rise. We invite you to stream the films any time between May 20-23, then on Sun, May 23 from 6-8:30 pm participate in a screening & panel discussion with filmmaker, Lulu DeBoer, and returned Peace Corps volunteers who served in Kiribati, Brady Fergusson and Dr. Michael Roman. The event is free, but optional donations to help the people of Kiribati are welcomed.
Virtual-Register on Eventbrite to receive link. Free. Online.

 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]

 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Godspell": U-M Musical Theatre Department.

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May 21-27. Broadway actor Telly Leung directs U-M musical theater students in a modern adaptation of John Michael Telebak's perennially popular 1971 musical based on the Gospel of Matthew. Telebak's Jesus is a clownlike character who inspires his followers, a band of downtrodden homeless characters, through entertaining parables that show them how God works in everyday life.
8 p.m., for URL, preregistration required at Free.

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