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Calendar of Events

Sunday, June 20, 2021






 
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 All day  Online 

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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"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).


 6 a.m.-9 p.m.  Online 

"Virtual Mud Day Challenge": Apple Playschools.

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Dive into THE MUD DAY CHALLENGE!
Run, Hike, Garden, Play! We are celebrating International Mud Day with a virtual challenge you can do anywhere. Choose your own muddy adventure and help us reach our goal of raising $5,000 and tracking 5000 Muddy Minutes between June 7th and June 29th. Go for a Trail Run, take a Nature Hike, dig in your garden, dive into a mud pit, make a mud pie or create a muddy work of art. Download your passport, choose your activities, set your own goals, and have fun! One price registers you or your whole family. Don't forget to invite friends and family to join in the fun and donate to Apple Playschools' Scholarship Fund!
Virtual, Anywhere. Online. Donation. $15. amanda@appleplayschools.org https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/AnnArbor/MudDayChallenge



 9 a.m.  Free!  Online 

World Refugee Day: Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.

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"A celebration of Art and Culture in honor of refugees around the world featuring performances and cooking demos.
This is a completely asynchronous event. After registering you will be put on a list to receive links to the event's videos at around 9am on Sunday, June 20.
Please join us by registering at the event's webpage: https://jfsannarbor.org/wrd2021/ "
Online. Free. Online. 734-769-0209. info@jfsannarbor.org https://jfsannarbor.org/wrd2021/



 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]



 Time TBA  Free! 

"Live Here Now": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Tonight: Carpe Diem String Quartet, a critically acclaimed touring quartet that performs chamber music that draws on gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz idioms. A Delaware Gazette critic praised the group for its "vigor, passion, and a sense conveyed to the audience that they were having a good time."
For time and location, preregister at a2sf.org/live-here-now. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999.


 Time TBA  Free! 

"Temping": Ann Arbor Summer Festival/Ann Arbor District Library.

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June 15-July 3. NYC-based live performance director Michael Rau curates playwright Michael Yates Crowley's immersive theater experience in which solo participants fill in for an employee at a pension actuarial firm for about 45 minutes. Inside a cubicle, each person performs the role of estimating how long workers will live, updating client records, sending emails, and even eavesdropping on intra-office romance. On the other side of the office space, stage operators virtually intact with the participant to redirect and reinforce the performance. Recommended for ages 16 & up, and for people who are familiar with Microsoft Office.
Times TBA, for in-person location and other updates, preregister at a2sf.org/temping. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999.


 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Sunday Spin": YORK Food + Drink.

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YORK Food + Drink presents the third Sunday Spin, an event dedicated to live music, live art, and local food. We are excited to have local artist, Stephen Wells, of eoconcepts joining us as our live artist! We'll also have Chef Sean Marshall cooking up something great. As always, we'll have a stellar set of rotating DJs to really seal the deal. Don't miss out! We'll be rockin from 1-6pm in YORK Yard.
**Overflow parking available across the street at Liberty Title***
York Food + Drink, 1928 Packard. Free. Online. 7346620798. sarah@yorka2.com www.yorka2.com [map]



 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 p.m.  Free! 

Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea.

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June 12 & 20. This 10-year-old club plays baseball using 1860s-era rules against similar teams from around the state. Today's game is vs. Dexter Union, and on June 20 they play Kalamazoo.
St. Joseph Church baseball field, 6805 Mast Rd., Dexter (June 12) and Timbertown Park, Sibley Rd. (west off Main St. north of downtown), Chelsea (June 20). Free. ChelseaMonitorBBC@gmail.com. [map]


 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. 

Summer Sandal-Making Workshop.

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Make your own cool, comfortable, unique and indestructible shoes out of old tires. This DIO (do it ourselves) shoe-making workshop will teach you how!
You'll go home with a pair of shoes you'll be able to repair and customize indefinitely. Never have to buy sandals again! Materials will be provided starting with tires scavenged from a West Philadelphia illegal tire dump.
All Hands Active, 255 East Liberty Street, Suite 225. $130. 517-416-4847. info@allhandsactive.org https://www.meetup.com/AllHandsActive/events/278515917/ [map]



 3-4:30 p.m.  Online 

"Perfectly Paired: Beer, Bacon, and Cheese": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Deli events coordinator Tessie Ives-Wilson, a certified cheese professional, discusses and offers taste samples (available for pickup only) of 4 different beers, each paired with bacon and cheese. Age 21 & up only.
For URL see ZingermansDeli.com/events. $100. 663-3354.


 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Tord Gustavsen: Kerrytown Concert House Live @ The 415.

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Prerecorded solo performance by this Norwegian pianist-composer. "If a Zen master were to take up jazz piano, the results might sound something like Gustavsen's work," says BBC reviewer Thomas Barlow. Tonight's program includes a continuous piece that blends traditional Norwegian hymns with original work.
Online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Free, but donations accepted. [map]


 6-9 p.m. 

"Summer Solstice Celebration: A Multi-Generational Celebration of The Light and Growth": Michigan Friends Center.

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Potluck dinner (bring a dish to share and your own table setting; herbal iced tea and water provided), followed at 7 p.m. by a bonfire with singing, storytelling, and discussion. Bring a verse, story, song, or bit of seasonal lore to share. Also, wear long sleeves for after dark and carry along a flashlight if you wish.
Michigan Friends Center, 7448 Clark Lake Rd., Chelsea. Free, but donations appreciated. Preregistration required by emailing manager@mfcenter.org or calling 475-1892. (Capacity limited to 15 people). [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Some Enchanted Evening": The Encore Musical Theatre Company Summer Concert Series.

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June 17-20.. This local professional theater company performs songs from Broadway's Golden Age, including music by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Gershwin, Porter & others. Cabaret-style seating; capacity limited.
7-8:30 p.m., Encore, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $35 ($3.70 online processing fees) in advance (recommended) at TheEncoreTheatre.org and at the door. info@TheEncoreTheatre.org. [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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