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Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 22, 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).


 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 a.m. 

7th Annual Power to Move Classic Golf Outing: First Step Foundation.

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The 7th Annual Power to Move Classic is returning to the University of Michigan Golf Course July 22! Single golfer, foursome, and sponsorships are available; sponsorship teams receive a professional athletes (NFL, NHL) to complete their foursome team. Many pro athletes are U-M alum. All proceeds benefit the First Step Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that provides scholarships for a cutting-edge recovery program to individuals with spinal cord injuries and neuro disorders who are tireless fighters that have depleted all resources in the process of trying to regain mobility. This will be a fun and safe outdoor event. Participation is tax deductible.
University of Michigan Golf Course, 500 E Stadium Blvd. $200. 7342597100. jwright@barwis.com https://www.barwis.info/ptmc2021/ [map]



 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Leaderless Walks in Nichols Arboretum": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thurs., June 10-Sept. 30. All invited to join a walk through the Arb to look for resident flora and fauna.
Meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview off Geddes; preregistration required at WashtenawAudubon.org/events. Free. WashtenawAudubon.org.


 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.


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Stream Exploration": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalists lead kids ages 7-11 through Mill Creek and discuss how to identify the array of life found near the water. Closed-toe water shoes required.
Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free, but preregistration required (capacity limited) at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org.


 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


 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 (via Zoom), followed by a brief Q&A.

The Solar System (Aug. 5 & 19) is an exploration of our solar system's history culminating in the current night sky.The Sky Tonight (Aug. 12 & 26) 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.


 4:30 p.m. 

St. Mary Manchester Ice Cream Social: St. Mary Catholic Church.

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St. Mary Roman Catholic Church invites the community to its annual Ice Cream Social on the lawn of the historic fieldstone church in beautiful downtown Manchester on Thursday, July 22, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 210 West Main Street, across from the Gazebo.

Besides the traditional ice cream and cake, there will be pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, kielbasa and savory sauerkraut, German potato salad, hot dogs, mac and cheese (can't forget the kiddies!) and more. Carry outs will be available.
There will also be a Country Store where you can purchase fresh vegetables, baked goods, jams and jellies, homemade crafts, and more. Music will be provided by Riverfolk's Cultural Art Strings faculty, students and alumni.
St. Mary's first ice cream social was held in 1892. Come and celebrate 129 years of great food and family fun. Cash and checks only, please.
St. Mary Catholic Church, 210 West Main Street, Manchester. Free admission. 734-428-8811. stmarymanchester3@gmail.com stmarymanchester.org [map]


 6 p.m. 

Hills & Hops 5K: Running fit.

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5K cross-country race on a grass & dirt course through grasslands and woodlands. Overall & age group awards. Followed by live music. Food & beverage available.
6 p.m., Robin Hills Farm, 20390 N. M-52, Chelsea. $25 entry fee

by registering at /runningfitevents.redpodium.com/2021-hills-and-hops-5k. 769-5016.
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Beginning Birders": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thurs., June 10-Aug. 26. WAS members lead a hike and discuss the basic tricks to identifying birds based on habitat, markings, and sounds. Binoculars provided, but bring yours if you have them.
Meet at Argo Park Livery, 1055 Longshore; preregistration required at WashtenawAudubon.org/events. Free. WashtenawAudubon.org. [map]


 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.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Repairsday Thursday": All Hands Active.

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Every Thurs. beginning July 8. All invited to drop in with broken electronics, furniture, toys, and any other odd item for AHA members to try to repair and offer advice. Repairs not guaranteed. Livestream available at meetup.com/AllHandsActive/events for homebound participants.
All Hands Active, basement of 255 E. Liberty suite 225. Free. james@AllHandsActive.org.


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights": Chelsea Area Festivals & Events.

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Every Thurs., July 1-Aug. 12. Concurrent musical entertainment on 7 stages downtown, as well as children's activities and a "How to Chalk" series with local street artists. Also, street performers, a juried sculpture walk, and food vendors. There is no 2021 Sounds & Sights Festival Weekend. Tonight: Alexander the Magician, the veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter John Latini, the Johnny Cash tribute band Cash Is King, the Manchester Cajun and Zydeco quartet Creole du Nord, the Ypsilanti monster-themed country band Fangs & Twang, the jazz trio David C. Bloom & Friends, and acoustic guitarist & singer Ian Stewart.
Downtown Chelsea. Free. 474-9178.


 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free!  Online 

Comhaltas.

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Canceled in June & July 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! 

"Firepit Storytelling": Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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Listen to guild members swap stories at this informal drop-in event. Stories may be in-progress and include some adult themes.
Dexter United Methodist Church, 7643 Huron River Dr. Free. jefink44@gmail.com, AnnArborStorytelling.org. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Salty Summer Sounds": Saline Main Street.

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Every Thurs., June 10-Aug. 26. Downtown family-friendly concerts by area bands. Tonight: High-energy rock, swing, ballroom, Latin, and other dance music covers by the local band Ceyx. Bring your own lawn chairs to sit on, and there's a separate area for people who want to wear masks. Also, outdoor seating at some restaurants. Dancing.
Downtown Saline. Free. SalineMainStreet.org, 717-7406. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Bachelor": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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Seattle-based fiction writer Andrew Palmer reads from & discusses his debut novel, an incisive, witty, and tender tale about love and commitment, celebrity and obsession, poetry and reality TV.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com/event/2021-07. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


 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.


 7:30 p.m. or so 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Thurs. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular outdoor weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people). Prizes.
7:30 p.m. or so, Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee that goes to the winning team. 665-2968. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Gazebo Concerts: Riverfolk Music & Arts.

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Every Thurs., June 10-Aug. 5. Area musicians perform a series of outdoor concerts in Manchester's downtown gazebo. Bring picnics, chairs, and blankets. Rain date is the following Friday. Tonight: The Kerrytown Stompers. This local ensemble performs a range of vintage jazz styles, from struts, stomps, cakewalks, and rags to pop tunes, marches, and classical favorites. With vocalist & clarinetist Ray Heitger (founder of the Cakewalkin' Jass Band), cornetist Dave Kosmyna, guitarist Alex Belhaj, saxophonist Chris Tabaczynski, and drummer Pete Siers. They also perform on July 30 (see listing).
Manchester gazebo, Wurster Park (Main St. just west of M-52). Free, but donations appreciated. RiverfolkMusicAndArts@gmail.com.


 7:30-9 p.m. 

"Standard Time": The Encore Musical Theatre Company Summer Concert Series.

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July 22-24. This local professional musical theater company performs standards associated with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Nat King Cole, and others. Dance along, if you'd like. Cabaret-style seating; capacity limited.
Encore, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $35 ($3.70 online processing fees) in advance at TheEncoreTheatre.org (recommended) and at the door. info@TheEncoreTheatre.org. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Maker Show and Tell": All Hands Active.

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All invited to discuss a project you've made, modified, or hacked in some way, 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.


 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Burnout Society Film Club.

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Every Thurs. Online double feature screening of obscure cult films via Twitch. Preceded from 8-9 p.m. by pre-show movie clip compilation.
For URL see Facebook.com (search "8 Ball Movie Night").





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