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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, July 20, 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.

July 7, 8 p.m.-July 9, 5 p.m.: "An Impossible Love" (Catherine Corsini, 2018). Drama about a brief but passionate affair that results in a decades long legal battle over a daughter. French, subtitles.

July 10, 11 p.m.-July 13, 8 p.m.: "Breaking Bread" (Beth Elise Hawk, 2021). Documentary about Israeli chef Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, a Muslim Arab who recently won the Israeli cooking competition MasterChef. Hebrew, subtitles.

July 13, 8 p.m.-July 16, 6 p.m.: "Thou Shalt Not Hate" (Mauro Mancini, 2020). Drama about a doctor-the son of a holocaust survivor-and his neo-Nazi patient. Italian, subtitles.

July 20, 8 p.m.-July 23, 6 p.m.: "Aulcie" (Dani Menkin, 2020). Documentary exploring the life and career of the American-Israeli pro basketball player Aulcie Perry.

July 24, 11 p.m.-July 27, 8 p.m.: "The Sign Painter" (Viesturs Kairišs, 2020). Historical drama about the modest life of a young Latvian man who's enlisted in WWII. Latvian, subtitles.

July 27, 8 p.m.-July 30, 6 p.m.: Narrative Short Films. A program of short films: Mum's Hairpins (Tatiana Fedorovskaya, 2019). A young Ukranian boy only has his mom's hairpins to escape Nazi-German soldiers. Cinema Rex (Mayan Engelman & Eliran Peled, 2020). Animation about two kids from different backgrounds who connect through cinema. White Eye (Tomer Shushan, 2019). Drama about a man who attempts to retrieve his stolen bicycle from it's new owner. Hebrew, subtitles. In Our Synagogue (Ivan Orlenko, 2019). Adaptation of Franz Kafka's eerie short story of the same title. Yiddish, subtitles. Letters to God (Yves Cohen, 2019). A distraught man gets a job at the Jerusalem Post Office letters to God department. Hebrew, subtitles. The Disappearing Act (Billy Kent, 2020). Comedy about a magician who's rehearsing his virtual act for a Zoom bar mitzvah. Deep Blue (Itamar Schwartz, 2020). While mourning the death of his wife, a man tries to operate the washing machine without success. Hebrew, subtitles. The Book of Ruth (Chen Drachman & Becca Roth, 2019). Drama about a family's Passover celebration.

July 31, 8 p.m.-Aug. 3, 8 p.m.: "They Ain't Ready For Me" (Brad Rothschild, 2020). Documentary about Tamar Manasseh, a Black rabbinical student who's leading a fight against gun violence on the south side of Chicago.

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Online this year at Film.jccAnnArbor.org. $12 per film (Michigan Theater Foundation members, $10). 971-0990. [map]


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"Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Main in the Waters": Michigan Theater Foundation Virtual Movie Palace.

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(Rosalynde LeBlanc, Tom Hurwitz, 2021). Online screening of this documentary that explores the making and legacy of D-Man in the Waters, a memorial dance for a former Bill T. Jones Dance company member that died from AIDS. Available for 48 after you start watching.
Online at https://michtheater.org/virtual. $12 per film (for members, $10).


 1:30 PM 

"Summer Classics": Michigan Theater.

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Every Sun. & Tues. in July & Aug., except July 25.

July 4 & 6: "The Sandlot" (David Mickey Evans, 1993). Comic drama about young baseball players.

July 11 & 13: "West Side Story" (Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins, 1961). Film version of Leonard Bernstein's Romeo-and-Juliet musical story set in 1950s New York City.

July 18 & 20: "Jaws" (Steven Spielberg, 1975). Gripping adventure classic about a great white shark that terrorizes a New England shore community.

July 27 & Aug. 1: "Empire Strikes Back" (George Lucas, 1980). Amid a blossoming romance between Princess Leia and Han Solo, Luke meets Yoda and Darth Vader reveals his identity.

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$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.


 8 a.m.  Online 

1st Annual Strides Against Abuse 5K Run/Walk: Washtenaw Area Council for Children.

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Do you like to Run? Walk? Get the kids outside? Explore the great outdoors? Do you also care about kids' safety and building a strong community? Then this is the event for you!
The Washtenaw Area Council for Children is proud to present our 1st Annual - Strides Against Abuse 5K Run/Walk!
All proceeds support our mission to prevent child abuse, neglect and maltreatment.
This combo live/virtual race will take place from July 17th- July 24th. In partnership with St. Joseph's Hospital we will hold a kick-off LIVE event on July 17th from 8AM-12PM at St. Joe's Medical Arts Building Parking Lot (our office) so you can pick up your t-shirt and medal. Maps of the local 5K Route will be provided.
Whether it's hot, cold, sunny or rainy, this is the perfect time to get out and run or walk with friends and family to support the safety and well-being of children and communities in Washtenaw County.
Register today to run to prevent child abuse! Sponsorships are available as well!
Washtenaw Medical Arts Building, 3075 W. Clark Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Online. $35-$45. stephani@washtenawchildren.org. 7344344215 https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Ypsilanti/StridesAgainstAbuseVirtual5K [map]



 8:30 a.m. 

Summer Camps: Saline ATA Martial Arts.

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3 Summer Camps for kids of all ages.
June 21-25, July 19-23, August 16-20, 2021
8:30am-3:30pm
Martial Arts, Games, Arts n Crafts, Field Trips & Way More
$50 a day or $199 for the week
Saline ATA Martial Arts, 750 Woodland Drive, Saline. $199. rogers3mandy@yahoo.com www.salineata.com [map]



 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.


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Making Wellness Connections": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. through July 20. AASC intern Tanya leads a discussion on topics ranging from mindfulness, healthy eating, and the use of art and music for well-being.
Online at bit.ly/wellnessconnections06. Free. 794-6250, bpatton@a2gov.org.


 3-4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Una Tertulia": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Socializing group for Spanish speakers.
For online meeting URL, email info.twsp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Caregiver Conversations: Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.

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"Please join us for connection, sharing and ideas around caregiver issues as we navigate our lives during these challenging times of Covid-19. The group will include educational content, is facilitated by a licensed JFS Social Worker, and is open to anyone who cares for someone aged 60+.
For more information and to register, please visit: https://jfsannarbor.org/event/caregiver-conversations-5/"
Online. Free. Online. 734.769.0209. info@jfsannarbor.org https://jfsannarbor.org/event/caregiver-conversations-5/



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

RTA Regional Transit Master Plan Community Virtual Open Houses: Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan.

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The Advance 2021 Regional Master Transit Plan will be developed through fall 2021, starting with the broad perspective of how we want to shape transit in Southeast Michigan for the next five, 10 and 20 years.
The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) is hosting a series of virtual open houses as a key part of the effort to update the Regional Master Transit Plan (RMTP) over the next five years and beyond.
The goal of the Advance 2021 conversations is to:
- Help the RTA hear from our customers, riders and residents about how they feel about our transit systems.
- Provide the public with an opportunity to share their view on how the RTA can improve.
- Learn from the residents of Southeast Michigan what they would like to see as it relates to regional transit and the RTA moving forward.
Virtual, https://publicinput.com/Advance2021. Free. 313-682-2376. svmorrow@mariomorrow.com https://publicinput.com/Advance2021



 5:30-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Visual Art Collective/The Neutral Zone.

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Every Tues. Local teens lead a weekly program that features multimedia art shows, visiting artist talks, virtual gallery and museum tours, and more.
For URL see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 5:45-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Zone Hack": The Neutral Zone.

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Every Tues. A local tech professional TBA demonstrates to high schoolers the basics of coding and how to make apps, games, and more. Beginners welcome.
For URL and updates see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 6-8 p.m.  Online 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their projects and swap tips with others. In-person outdoors and also streamed live via Zoom (see MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch for URL).
Community High School back lawn, 379 N. Fifth. $2 monthly dues, preregistration required at MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch. 945-3035. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Online 

Sufi Class with Imam Kamau Ayubbi: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a Sufi class via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Donation $5-10 per class.
Zoom. Online. Donation. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 7-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly outdoor rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For location see hvharmonizers.org/email. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467, info@HVharmonizers.org.


 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together": Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice Racial Justice Book Group.

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All invited to to discuss pages 139-218 of Brooklyn-based political strategist Heather McGhee's new book that Washington Post writer Paul C. Taylor calls a "sobering, oddly hopeful book." "[McGhee] is not fishing for converts in a depleted sea," Taylor adds, "She is encouraging the faithful and equipping them for the kind of intellectual and spiritual journey that produced her book."
Online at bit.ly/rjbookgroup. Free, but donations accepted. info@ICPJ.org.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Trivia Night: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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Every Tues. All invited to form teams of 4 or so persons to compete in a 2-round family-friendly trivia contest featuring a range of questions from entertainment and history to pop culture and geography. Solo competitors are matched up together.
For URL email burrbarr7@hotmail.com. Free.


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. All female singers invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
For URL email Info@VoicesInHarmonyChorus.org. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Council of Animals": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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Bestselling novelist, journalist, and political theorist Nick McDonnell, cofounder of the Zomia Center for Non-State Spaces, reads from & discusses his new novel, a post-Apocalyptic fable about a group of animals that convene to determine whether to lend assistance to the last human stragglers-or eat them.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com./event/2021-07. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Local Small Farming": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Local farmers Malaika Whitney, a 5th generation farmer at Whitney Farmstead, and Amanda Sweetman from the Farm at St. Joe's, discuss their work.
online at bit.ly/whitneyfarm. Free. hvg@Michigan.SierraClub.org.


 7:30 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Zal Gaz Grotto: Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this veteran local ensemble led by trombonist Terry Kimura. 5:30-8:30 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Easy Street Jazz Band Keller/Kocher Quintet

Dixieland and swing by this veteran local ensemble led by trombonist Terry Kimura. 5:30-8:30 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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