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Calendar of Events

Sunday, June 6, 2021






 
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Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival.

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May 22-Aug. 21. Annual festival of documentary and feature films on Jewish themes, online this year at Film.jccAnnArbor.org.

June 1, 8 p.m. through June 4, 6 p.m.: Documentary Short Films. A program of short films: Space Torah (Rob Cooper, 2021) tells the story of the time former NASA astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman brought a small Torah scroll on board a 1996 flight. Jude (Amos Menin, 2020) is about the director's grandfather's attempt to escape the Nazis in Germany on the eve of the war. A Father's Kaddish (Jen Kaplan, 2020) follows a man, grieving the death of his 23-year-old son, who takes to crafting pottery. Carrying the Candle (Andrew Snell, 2020) explores the work of British artist Barbara Loftus, who paints scenes from the life of her mother's family. Our Hebrews (Naor Meningher, 2016) is about the historically harmonious relationship among Christians and Jews in a little Italian town referred to by locals as "Little Jerusalem."

June 5, 11 p.m. through June 8, 8 p.m.: "Sublet" (Eytan Fox, 2021). An adrift New York Times travel writer finds love and adventure in Tel Aviv. Hebrew, subtitles.

June 8, 8 p.m. through June 11, 5 p.m.: "Incitement" (Yaron Zilberman, 2020). Documentary on the years leading to the 1995 assassination of Israel's Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, told from the point of view of the assassin. Hebrew, subtitles.

June 12, 11 p.m. through June 15, 8 p.m.: "My Name Is Sara" (Steven Oritt, 2020). Historical drama about a young girl who survived the Holocaust while passing as an Orthodox Christian. Polish & Ukrainian, subtitles. Also, at 8 p.m. on 15 Tuesday, a program about the film TBA.

June 15, 8 p.m. through June 18, 6 p.m.: "Ma'abarot" (Dina Zvi-Riklis, 2019). Documentary exploring the life inside transit camps, Israel's temporary housing solution to the post-WWII immigration surge. Hebrew, subtitles. Also, at 1 p.m. on 20 Sunday, a program with film producer Arik Bernstein.

June 19, 11 p.m. through June 22, 8 p.m.: "Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance" (Shari Rogers, 2020). Documentary about the unity between Black and Jewish Americans during the Civil Rights era. Also, at 8 p.m. on 23 Wednesday, a program with the film's director and writer.

June 22, 8 p.m. through June 25, 6 p.m.: "Winter Journey" (Anders Østergaard, Erzsébet Rácz, 2020). Historical drama about a man's discovery of his parent's youthful adventures growing up in Germany in the 1930s.

June 26, 11 p.m. through June 29, 8 p.m.: "The Crossing" (Johanne Helgeland, 2020). Young siblings help 2 Jewish children flee from the Nazis. Norwegian, subtitles.

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$10 per film (Michigan Theater Foundation members, $10), online this year at Film.jccAnnArbor.org. 971-0990. [map]


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"A New Brain": Theatre Nova/The Ringwald Theatre.

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June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, & 20. Vince Kelley directs a recorded production, shot in Theatre Nova in late spring, of William Finn and James Lapine's new existential musical about a composer, during a medical emergency, drifting in and out of consciousness as he contemplates his life, legacy, and the meaning of music. Cast: Jason Briggs, Arielle Crosby, Steve DeBruyne, Diane Hill, Vince Kelley, Alaina Kerr, Richard Payton, Jamie Richards, and Liz Schultz.
Available for on-demand viewing all day Sat. & Sun. For URL and tickets ($25 per person for a weekend of on-demand viewing), see TheatreNova.org. a2TheatreNova@gmail.com.


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"Magic": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Junior Theatre.

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Brice O'Neal directs young local actors in their original Zoom production about local theater fairies that go unnoticed by humans while using their magic to support our lifestyle. Cast: Max Ascani, Soleil Ascani, Ashley Bradshaw, Aaron Davis, Dana Fischer, Ellora Kirbat, Alyssa Klooster, Jeremy Klooster, Ainsley Maddock, Annika Maddock, Lea Milanini, Annaclare Regan, Ellie Rowe, Amelia Sandstrom, Gabriel Semrau, Sydney Sharkey, Lana Smith, Mathias Takacs, and Tristan Taylor.
Tickets $10 at a2ct.org. manager@a2ct.org.


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"Season 2 of Our Regularly Scheduled Program": The Brass Tacks Ensemble.

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Ten pre-taped short plays, written specifically to be performed over Zoom, by area playwrights Mary Conley, Isaac Ellis, James Ingagiola, and Russ Schwartz. The plays cover a range of matters involving humor, mystery, personal revelation, and politics.
On-demand viewing available starting June 3 at YouTube.com (search "Brass Tacks Ensemble"). Free, but donations accepted. btePublicity@gmail.com.


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"Virtual Movie Palace": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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New titles available all month (except as noted) online at MichTheater.org/Screenings for 48 hours after you start watching. Remainder of June schedule online.

"M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity" (Robin Lutz, 2021). Documentary about the life and work of the Dutch graphic artist, best known for his detailed prints that produce bizarre optical and conceptual effects.

"Brave Blue World" (Time Neeves, 2020). Documentary about new global innovations that help make human's current water consumption sustainable. Also, on June 2 (time TBA) a Q&A with local water experts, including U-M engineering professor Glen Daigger, Great Lakes Water Authority energy, research, and innovation director John W. Norton, and City Water Treatment Services manager Brian Steglitz.

"Ahead of the Curve" (Jen Rainin, Rivkah Beth Medow, 2021`). Documentary about the founding and influence Curve, the preeminent lesbian lifestyle magazine started by Fanco Stevens.

"Port Authority" (Danielle Lessovitz, 2021). Drama about a young man with an anger issue who moves to NYC and falls for a transgender woman.

Opens June 18: "Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation" (Lisa Immordino Vreeland, 2021). Portrait of the intellectual friendship and rivalry between 2 American writers.

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Online at MichTheater.org/Screenings. $12 per film (for members, $10).


 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Every Sat. & Sun., except June 20 & 27. All invited to help remove invasive plants in city parks. Wear a mask, long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves, and maintain a 6-foot distance from others at all times; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver.

June 5: Bird Hills Nature Area.

June 6: Ruthven Nature Area. June 12: Dolph Nature Area and Lakewood Nature Area (1-4 p.m.).

June 13: Barton Nature Area (1-4 p.m.).

June 19: Huron Hills Golf Course Woods.

June 27: Bluffs Nature Area (1-4 p.m.).

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Various locations; specific meeting spots identified after preregistration (required) at Secure.Rec1.com/MI/city-of-ann-arbor/catalog (click on "NAP Workdays"). Free. 794-6627.


 10 a.m.-noon  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]


 10:45 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Interfaith Sunday Service: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for Sunday service via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 11 a.m.-noon.  Free!  Online 

"Sunday Talks: Jataka Tales": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Every Sun. Jewel Heart resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche discusses tales from this ancient collection of parables about the Buddha's previous lives.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/jeweldharmatalk. Free. 994-3387.


 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, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to join a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. 846-9418, hac-UltimateList@GoogleGroups.com.


 11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Celebrating Someone Special - Virtual Event": New Grace Apostolic Temple.

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The New Grace Church Family and Friends are celebrating Someone Special, our Pastor, Suffragan Bishop Avery Dumas III on his 20th Pastoral Anniversary. We are celebrating our Pastor & First Lady the entire month of June. We want them to feel extraordinarily appreciated and truly blessed.
I Timothy 5:17 says "Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine."
Join us virtually on Facebook every Sunday in June, 11:30 am and celebrate with us! We will have anointed praise and worship, special presentations, and dynamic guest speakers. Everyone is welcome!
If you would like to send a monetary love offering, you may do so electronically in the following ways: Cash App: $NewGraceTemple, PayPal: PayPal@Newgrace.org, Givelify: NewGrace, or check/money order: 2898 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Note Pastor's Appreciation on your giving.
New Grace Apostolic Temple, 2898 Packard Rd. Free. Online. Donation. 734.531.9997. newgrace20yearcelebration@gmail.com newgrace.org [map]



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"A Quiet Place Part II": State Theater.

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(John Krasinski, 2021). Post-apocalyptic horror about a family that must learn to survive blind predators with an acute sense of hearing. Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy.
For times, see MichiganTheater.org/NowPlaying. 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.


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"Dream Horse": State Theater.

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(Euros Lyn, 2021). Drama based on a true story about a small-town Welsh bartender who trains a champion thoroughbred. Toni Collette.
For times, see MichiganTheater.org/NowPlaying. 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.


 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Youthful Spirits Class for Young People": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Spiritual Classes for Young People via Zoom. Free, but donations are appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 1-2:30 p.m. & 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, including a warthog, savannah monitor, hedgehog, and chameleon. Guests invited to view other animals on display, including an albino alligator, macaws, sloths, and more. Masks required.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 2 & under, free) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org (capacity limited). 929-9324. [map]


 2 p.m.  Online 

"Dodworth Saxhorn Band: Live from Stone Chalet": Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates.

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Rousing 19th-century music by this award-winning local ensemble that plays period instruments to recreate the American brass band, a mainstay of 19th-century pop culture.
For URL and tickets ($0-$100 pay what you can) see crowdcast.io/e/live-from-stone-chalet-13/register. GLPAAoffice@gmail.com.


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kerry Tales with Mother Goose."

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5-10 minute long program of rhymes, riddles, & stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose. Archived performances available at bit.ly/kerrytales.
Online at YouTube.com (search "Kerrytales by Mother Goose"). Free. Contact@Kerrytown.com. [map]


 3 & 7 p.m. 

"Bridesmaids": Fathom Events.

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(Paul Feig, 2011). Romantic comedy about a woman who suffers a series of misfortunes after being asked to serve as maid of honor for her best friend. Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph. Masks required at all times except when consuming concessions.
3 p.m. (Emagine on Sun. only) and 7 p.m. 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]


 3:30 p.m. 

"Sound of Music": Michigan Theater.

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(Robert Wise, 1965). Classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical about an Austrian nun who becomes governess to the 7 children of a widowed Naval officer. Julie Andrews.
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.


 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Ellen's Rowe All About the Trio": Kerrytown Concert House Live @ The 415.

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U-M jazz piano professor Ellen Rowe and her trio perform a tribute to jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. The program of Peterson arrangements and compositions includes selections from his We Get Requests, arrangements like "Stella by Starlight," and "Let's Fall in Love," and more.
Online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Free, but donations accepted. [map]


 5 p.m. 

"In The Heart of The World": Boychoir of Ann Arbor.

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Boychoir music director John Boonenberg leads this local ensemble of boys ages 8-18 in a season finale of songs that celebrate peace, love, and the power of song. A recording of this performance will be available for on-demand viewing starting June 13.
For in-person location see facebook.com/BoychoirAnnArbor. Ticket price TBA. info@a2BoyChoir.org, 663-5377.


 6 p.m.  Online 

"Iyengar Yoga": Ann Arbor Rec & Ed.

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Grades: 10th - Adult. Level 1 - 4.​ Experience invigorating yoga postures using the methods of BKS Iyengar to strengthen the body, create a feeling of well-being, re​duce stress and release tension through physical activity and meditation in this virtual class. The use of yoga props and individualized teaching are emphasized so students of varying experience, ages, fle​xibility, and strength can participate together. You need to be able to get down to and up from the floor.​ Please have your own yoga mat and water bottle to enjoy this virtual class from the comfort of your own home! ​Instructor: David Rosenberg, CYI, over 25 years experience. 9 classes.
ONLINE, 1515 S. Seventh. Online. $109. 734-994-2300 ext 0. mcneelyt@aaps.k12.mi.us https://www.aarecedonline.com/ [map]


 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. mcneelyt@aaps.k12.mi.us https://www.aarecedonline.com/ [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Sunday Evening Game Night": Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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Every Sun. An evening of playing popular games online. You help decide which game to play at the beginning of the night. Have a pencil and paper ready to use.
For URL email burrbarr7@hotmail.com. Free.


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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June 1 & 15. Club members show their digital images (June 1) and digitized prints (June 15) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Silhouette." Also on June 1, a presentation by club member Richard Miller on "Animals of Kenya."
For URL email a2camClub@gmail.com or call. Free. 327-4781, AnnArborCameraClub.org.





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