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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, July 28, 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).


 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 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-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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U-M carillon students Kevin Lieberman, Deanna Shih, Abigail Findley, and Jenna Moon play a variety of tunes on this 17-bell chime. Preceded by a brief introduction.
Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. contact@Kerrytown.com. [map]


 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.


 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 & 6:30 p.m. 

"Carmen": Fathom Events.

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Broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Richard Eyre's mesmerizing staging of Bizet's popular opera, a steamy melodrama, set in Seville around 1820, about the fiery Gypsy temptress Carmen.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973-8424) and Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500). Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door.


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Board Game Night: Bløm Meadworks.

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Every Wed. All invited to play popular board games. "Board Game Guru" on hand to answer questions.
Bløm, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free (buy your own food & drink). DrinkBlom.com/events. 548-9729. [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. Topics: "Audio Techniques," (the basics of production, mixing, and mastering), "eMCee Workshop," (the basics of rap, how to compose a verse and match the lyric with the beats, and more), "Songwriting," (write songs and get feedback from peers.)
For URL see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Science of Mind Study Group": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of Science of Mind via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 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. 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.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Meditation and Discussion: Ann Arbor KTC.

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All invited to join a group silent meditation practice and Dharma discussion. Questions welcome.
8:30p.m., 614 Miner St. (enter through rear door).. annarborktc.org. Free. 734-678-7549. [map]


 7-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A Taste of RPGs": Ann Arbor District Library.

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July 5 & 28 (different programs). AADL staffers demonstrate how to play various role-playing games, including the apocalyptic fantasy game Mörk Borg (July 5) and For the Queen (July 28).
Online at AADL.tv. Free. 327-4200.


 7-8:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Reading by the former poet laureate of Missouri William Trowbridge, whose 8 collections employ humor, history, and wit to treat everyday phenomena. Trowbridge's 2019 illustrated collection Oldguy: Superhero was praised by writer Albert Goldbarth for its appealing handling of "geezerhood." He has a forthcoming collection, Call Me Fool. Followed by an open mic.
For URL email cwPoetryCircle@gmail.com. Free.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Intimacies": Literati Bookstore At Home With Literati.

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Novelist Katie Kitamura, author of the critically acclaimed and widely translated Separation, is joined by WSU creative writing professor Natalie Bakopoulos to discuss KItamura's new novel about a NYC woman of many languages and identities in search of a place to call home who takes a job as an interpreter at The Hague, where she is drawn into a series of other people's personal dramas.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com/event/2021-07. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


 8-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Passport to Shabbat Book Club": Beth Israel Congregation.

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All invited to discuss The Lion Seeker, Kenneth Bonert's visceral historical novel about a young Jewish South African boy's life in the years leading up to WWII.
For URL preregister at btbrc.org/passport-to-shabbat. Free. engage@BethIsrael-AA.org.





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