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Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 27, 2021






 
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 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.


 9:30 a.m.  Online 

"Dance It Out!": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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You and your child explore a variety of creative movement activities designed to develop gross motor skills and cognitive development. Sam looks for smiles, laughs and creative exploration; there's no wrong way to move while families dance together! Fun music incorporates rhythm patterns which sets the scene for jumping, galloping, stepping sideways and lots of balancing. This class uses their imagination to dance like frogs, monkeys and even cheetahs. Sam will let you know before each class what household props you may need. Instructor: Sam Coffin.
Zoom Link, Your Home. Online. $109. 734 994 2300 X 0. browns@aaps.k12.mi.us https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/55119


 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Special Issue Launch: Sectarianization in Southeast Asia and Beyond": University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Co-editors: Saleena Saleem and Alexander Arifianto Respondents: Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel
Co-editors Saleena Saleem and Alexander Arifianto present their forthcoming special issue of Religion, State and Society, which analyzes cases of sectarianism in Southeast Asia and beyond. They are joined by respondents Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel, co-editors of Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East (2017 ). The issue features case studies from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Turkey and shows how sectarianism among intra-Sunni Muslim groups are largely driven from political considerations to promote regime survival (in both authoritarian and democratic contexts) and patronage, protect established national narratives on Muslim identity, and gain 'political affirmation' to increase group's influence and membership.
Advance Registration Required: https://umich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqc-quqjIpH9DVLKvtDFf27kfqYohYOW9N
Zoom Meeting. Free. Online. js-event-coord@umich.edu https://umich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqc-quqjIpH9DVLKvtDFf27kfqYohYOW9N



 10-11:30 a.m.  Online 

"Graphic Books & Memes": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Thursday Morning Lecture Series.

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Every Thurs., Feb. 25-April 8 (except Mar. 4). A series of 6 weekly talks on graphic works aimed at all ages.

Feb. 25: U-M emerging technologies informationist Patricia F. Anderson on "'It's Not Brain Surgery': Graphic Medicine, Graphic Justice, and More About Comics for Grown Ups."

Mar. 11: Grand Rapids husband-and-wife comic writing duo Comfort Love and Adam Withers on "Creating Comics/Graphic Novels from Concept to Publication."

Mar. 18: Brooklyn-based cartoonist and podcaster Josh Neufeld on "The Comics Journalism."

Apr. 1: EMU Children's Literature professor Ramona Caponegro on "Graphic Novels Grow Up with Young Readers."

Apr. 8: U-M information and computer science professor Eytan Adar on "Internet Memes from Politics to TikTok."

May 27: Local clinical social worker Marna Clowney-Robinson on "Superhero Therapy: Graphic Medicine and Therapy."

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For URL preregister at bit.ly/ollisignup. $35 per lecture (for 6-lecture series, $60); for members, $10 per lecture and $35 for series; $25 annual membership fee. 998-9351.


 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. 

"Little Paws Storytime": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Every Thurs. Stories, crafts, finger plays, a tour of the adoptable cat area, and a dog meet and greet. For ages 2-5 (with caregiver); kids age 5 & up and adults must wear a mask. Social distancing enforced.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $5 per kid (babies 11 months & under, free), preregistration required. 661-3575. [map]


 10:45 a.m.  Online 

"Big Books for Little Listeners": Early Childhood Division Rec & Ed, First Steps.

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Inspired by her own children's love of family read-alouds, seasoned First Steps teacher, Sara Callaghan has designed a unique online class for families of preschoolers. Get inspired by her literature picks of longer chapter books that both children and adults can enjoy. Each week Sara will read a chapter or two of a different book aloud to introduce families to the stories and characters, followed by a time to reflect on or ask questions about what we've read. Families are encouraged to continue the discussion at home and to seek out and read the books your child seems most interested in. Some of the benefits of reading aloud with your child are increased vocabulary, increased attention span, encouraging imagination, strengthening cognition, providing a safe way to explore strong emotions, and most of all, for bonding and pure enjoyment. Children are welcome to draw or dance while we read, or to cuddle in their grownup's lap or with a favorite stuffed toy or blanket.
Your home, Your home. Online. $89. 734 994 2300 X 0. https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/55136


 Noon  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 on Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Lunch Break Club": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Thurs. All invited to discuss a weekly topic related to warm weather activities, traditions, and gardening led by AASC rec supervisor Brittany Ruthven, or just sit back and listen.
Online at bit.ly/aasclunch (passcode, 463533). Free. BRuthven@a2gov.org.


 12:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Instagram Live: Miss Kim Ann Arbor.

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Every Mon. Miss Kim chef-owner Ji Hye Kim discusses topics related to cooking with guests TBA.
Online at instagram.com/misskimannarbor. Free. 275-0099.


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Thurs. (different programs) A 30-minute audiovisual planetarium shows, followed by Q&A

The Solar System (Apr. 1, 15, & 29) is an exploration of our solar system's history culminating in the current night sky.

The Sky Tonight (Apr. 8 & 22) explores the current night sky, including the constellations, visible planets, and other astronomical events.

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For URL preregister at lsa.umich.edu/ummnh/visitors/planetarium-dome-theater.html. Free. 764-0478.


 5:45-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"eMCee Workshop": The Neutral Zone.

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Every Thurs. A local professional musician TBA demonstrates to teens the basics of rap, how to compose a verse and match the lyric with the beats, and more. Beginners welFcome.
For URL and updates see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 6-6:10 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Biblio Files": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Thurs. Three AADL staffers each answer their own questions relating to books in 5 minutes or less, such as "What is the prettiest book on your bookshelf?"
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
For URL email Contact@DetroitIrishMusic.org. Free. Facebook.com/DetroitIMA.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Big Hearted Stories: Generations": U-M Health System Big Hearts for Seniors Benefit.

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An evening of storytelling by area professionals whose stories are informed by their experience. Featuring Allan Park-based writer and activist Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera, area psychologist and a self-described "misbehavior expert," Margarita Gurri, former Ferndale High art teacher Jerry Lemenu, and Tyler Phillips, a local writer whose work is is influenced by his Alabama roots.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/bigheartedstories. Free, but donations welcome. 764-6831.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Vault of Knowledge": Vault of Midnight.

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Every Thurs. Vault of Midnight events head Caleb Wimbrow hosts a live Instagram trivia quiz in which participants post their answers in the comments section. Prizes.
Online at Instagram.com/VaultOfMidnight. Free. 998-1413.


 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 ShowTix4u.com. Free.


 8-10 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Maker Show and Tell": All Hands Active.

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All invited to discuss current projects, what you'd like to be working on, and what you need help with. Listeners welcome.
For URL see MeetUp.com/AllHandsActive/events. Free, but donations appreciated. james@allhandsactive.org.





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