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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, June 30, 2021






 
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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).


 9:15 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Metaphysics of Spirituality Study Group": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of metaphysics on Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org


 10-11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Mind Matters": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. AASC rec supervisor Brittany Ruthven leads various mental exercises from Nancy Linde's 2012 book 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specifically Designed to Keep Your Brain Young.
Online at bit.ly/mindmattersapril. Free. bpatton@a2gov.org, 794-6250.


 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon.-Fri. A different local storyteller reads a story TBA to kids ages 2-5.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 Noon  Free! 

"Daisy Chain Video-Zine Premiere": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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From the creators of House Calls, Daisy Chain is a series of short vignettes documenting the candid and illuminating perspectives of 9 national and regional artists during this time of re-emergence. Featuring interviews with and artwork of Ruth Leonela Buentello, Abigail DeVille, Hubert Massey, Shanna Merola, Scott Northrup, David Opdyke, Shani Peters, Sheida Soleimani, and Jeffrey Augustine Songco.
https://www.youtube.com/user/UMHumanitiesInst. Free. 734-936-3518. humin@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/humanities/gallery/current-exhibitions/daisy-chain.html



 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed. & Sat. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal plays tunes TBA on this 17-bell chime. Also, on June 25 at 12:30 p.m., a short presentation on the Ellacombe apparatus, a 200-year-old invention that enabled a single person to sound church bells.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 Time TBA  Free! 

"Live Here Now": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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A series of concerts in public parks and spaces throughout town. Tonight: Peter Madcat Ruth & the C.A.R.Ma. Quartet. Madcat is a world-renowned veteran local harmonica wiz whom Dave Brubeck once praised as one of the world's "great jazz soloists." He has a massive repertoire of blues, jazz, folk, and rock tunes, along with several fine originals and songs by other contemporary composers. His current band includes percussionist John Churchville, bassist Brennan Andes, and guitarist Dan Ripke.
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.


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Oz's Back Porch": Oz's Music Environment.

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Every Tues. & Wed. Live music by local musicians, outdoors and socially distanced. Bring food, if you'd like.
Updated times: 7:30 p.m. (Tues.) & 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Wed.). Oz's, 1920 Packard. Free. 662-8283.


 1-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Live Trivia via Zoom": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All invited to form teams of 4 or 5 persons to compete in a 2-round trivia contest. Solo competitors are matched up together. Questions are geared towards ages 55 & up, but all ages welcome. Prizes (curbside pick up only).
Online at bit.ly/aasctrivia (passcode, 194912). Free. BRuthven@a2gov.org.


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Wellness Wednesday - Diminishing Social Isolation Through the Use of Technology": Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.

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"This Wednesday Wellness session will address opportunities for anyone, anywhere to diminish social isolation through the use of eVolunteering and eRespite technology.
JFS Washtenaw is pioneering nationally the use of innovative eVolunteering/eRespite tools from CommunO2.
We will review the exciting potential of eVolunteering/eRespite to add quality and meaning to life, and see a demonstration of the features.
Please join us by registering at the event's webpage: https://jfsannarbor.org/event/wellness-wednesday-diminishing-social-isolation-through-the-use-of-technology/"
Online. Free. 734-769-0209. info@jfsannarbor.org https://jfsannarbor.org/event/wellness-wednesday-diminishing-social-isolation-through-the-use-of-technology/



 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Getting Creative With": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. AADL staffers share and discuss creative projects they've been working on based on weekly themes TBA such as "Socks" and "Triangles."
AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 3 & 7 p.m. 

"The Birdcage": Fathom Events.

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(Mike Nichols, 1996). Comedy about a gay couple who act straight to meet their son's fiancée's right-wing parents. Robin Williams, Nathan Lane. Masks required at all times except when consuming concessions.
3 p.m. (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]


 5:45-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Music Production Basics: The Neutral Zone.

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Every Wed. All high schoolers invited to learn various elements of music. Beginners welcome; no equipment necessary. "Audio Techniques," shows the basics of production, mixing, and mastering. "eMCee Workshop," is on the basics of rap, how to compose a verse and match the lyric with the beats, and more. "Songwriting," to write songs and get feedback from peers.
For URL see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Guild Meeting: Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild.

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Last Wed. of every month except for holidays. We enjoy creating quilts with a modern look-and-feel and welcome quilters at all levels of expertise. You can be an expert quilter or just be someone who loves modern quilts or just want to find out more about them. Questions welcome, help available. For meeting info visit: https://www.facebook.com/a2mqg or https://www.a2mqg.org. First meeting is free, subsequent meetings $10 (members, free).
Zoom. Free. Online. a2modernquiltguild@gmail.com https//:www.a2mqg.org



 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Wed. All male singers invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For URL email info@HVharmonizers.org. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467.


 7 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
For URL join Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. Free. 926-8863.


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Big Little Lions: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Infectious pop-folk by the acclaimed multi-award-winning Canadian duo of singer-songwriters Paul Otten and Helen Austin. Their music has been featured in hundreds of movie trailers, ads, network TV shows and on MTV.
8 p.m., for livestream URL see facebook.com/TheArkAnnArbor. Free, donations appreciated. 761-1451.



 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Evenings of Ensembles": Ann Arbor Civic Band Summer Concert Series.

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Every Wed., June 16-July 14. Pandemic edition of a popular local outdoor summer tradition, featuring performances by smaller group ensembles from the 86-year-old Civic Band. Bring a picnic and blanket and relax, socially distanced, on the grass.

June 16: The Clarinet Continuum and The Slide Rules.

June 23: Depot Town Small Band.

June 30: Washtenaw Community Concert Band Town Band.

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West Park Band Shell patio, 215 Chapin St. Free. 429-5301. [map]



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 4-4:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free!  Online 

Canceled: "TriviaTime!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sat. & Wed. Local sisters Katie and Abbie throw out themed questions for anyone to answer in the YouTube chat box.
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.





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