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Calendar of Events

Friday, July 23, 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]



 8:30 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]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

Annual Rummage Sale: Dixboro United Methodist Church.

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Come to Dixboro UMC's Annual Rummage Sale on Friday July 23rd 9-6 and Saturday, July 24th 9-2. We will have many items for sale like household, furniture, kids clothing & toys, books, movies, holiday items and so much more! All proceeds will go to Food Gatherers of Washtenaw County! Come and find some new treasures while helping out our community!
Dixboro United Methodist Church, 5221 Church Road. Free. 734-665-5632. Dumc@dixborochurch.org www.dixborochurch.org [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Joes Breakfast Club": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Fri. A moderate-paced ride, 25 miles or more, to Dexter and beyond. Breakfast at the Riverview Café in Dexter. Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves; carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
Meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 276-2096.


 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-1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Lunch & Learn: Policing the Police": Ann Arbor Area League of Women Voters.

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Schoolcraft College psychology professor Lisa Jackson, chair of the city's Independent Community Police Oversight Commission, discusses her work reviewing AAPD policies.
For livestream see facebook.com/LWVAAA. Free. LunchAndLearn@lwvAnnArbor.org.


 Noon  Free!  Online 

"Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Fri. TBE rabbi Josh Whinston leads informal discussions on religion. Eat lunch during the video call, if you wish.
Noon, for online URL see TempleBethEmeth.org. Free.


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Noontime Exercise" U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. All ages invited to follow basic prerecorded movements. No equipment necessary. Tai Chi (noon-12:30 p.m.) and "Walking Off the Pounds," guided steps to walk in place (12:30-1 p.m.).
Various times, for online meeting URL email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. Free.


 5:45-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Loop Nation," "DJ & Turntablism," and "Music Production": The Neutral Zone.

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Every Fri. Local music professionals demonstrate to high schoolers how to loop and layer beats to make songs, work turntables and electronic software, and curate performances. Also, the chance to perform your own music and receive feedback. No equipment necessary.
For URL see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Capture The Flag Fridays": All Hands Active.

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Every Fri. All invited to try to capture a virtual flag by solving a computer security problem (or series of problems), ranging from basic computer usage to some programing.
For URL preregister at MeetUp.com/AllHandsActive. Free, but donations required.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Concert Series: Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Every Fri., June 18-Aug. 13. Entertainment in downtown Dexter. Bring a picnic and blanket and relax on the grass; face masks required. Tonight: The Detroit horn-powered Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band Salmagundi.
Monument Park gazebo, downtown Dexter. Free. info@DexterChamber.org.


 6:30-9 p.m. 

"Euchre Change a Life!"

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Five-game euchre tournament. Come with a partner, or get paired with one at the event. Prizes. Quarters are collected each time a team gets euchred. Tournament rules posted at tiny.cc/EuchreChangeALife. Bring a snack to share, if you like; food & drink for sale. Proceeds benefit Haitian children.
6:30 p.m. sharp, 2|42 Community Center, 648 S. Wagner. $10 donation in advance at facebook.com/EuchreChangeALife; $20 at the door. euchrechangealife@gmail.com. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Andy Pitz: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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July 23 & 24. New York comic who blends fresh observational humor with self-deprecating commentary about the absurdities of his own life. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) and 9:30 p.m. (Sat. only), 212 S. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15 reserved seating in advance, $17 general admission at the door (capacity reduced). aaComedy.com, 996-9080. [map]


 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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Wes Anderson Series": Michigan Theater.

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Every Fri. Films by the celebrated director of quirky comedies and narratives with flawed characters.

July 2: "Grand Budapest Hotel" (2014). Comedy set in a fictional European country between WWI and WWII, about the adventures of a legendary concierge and the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

July 9: "Royal Tenenbaums" (2001). An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when one member announces he has a terminal illness.

July 16: "Bottle Rocket" (1996). Comedy following the daily absurdities of 2 young friends trying to pull off a 75 year-long heist.

July 23: "Moonrise Kingdom" (2012). Unconventional comedy about a small 1960s New England island-town that's turned upside down when a young boy and girl run away together.

July 30: "Rushmore" (1998). Acerbic romantic comedy about a precocious 15-year-old boy on scholarship at a private school.

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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 p.m. 

Luke Winslow-King: Acoustic Routes Concert.

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Now living in Spain, this Michigan-bred Americana singer-songwriter and guitarist specializes in pre-WWII pop music steeped in blues and jazz, along with originals in the same vein. His latest album, Blue Mesa, was recorded in Italy, where Winslow-King decamped to after the deaths of a close friend and his father. A Pop Matters reviewer notes the album "exudes a sense of loss," relying heavily on Delta blues for an album that features "smoky vocals and sharp guitar playing."
Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan, Saline. $15 cover in advance (recommended) at StonyLakeBrewing.com and at the door; capacity limited. 316-7919. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Rancho Tranquilico.

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July 2, 9-11, 18, & 23-25. Barn concerts by local groups. BYOB and a small folding chair. Dancing. Tonight: Country-inflected Americana singer-songwriter Misty Lyn Bergeron.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), 11300 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. Tickets $20 in advance at facebook.com/blonik. blonik13@aol.com, 223-2321. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz

Jazz originals and standards by a local ensemble led by singer- bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Soul What

Local classic soul and R&B dance band. [venue info]

 
 


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