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.
Online this year at Film.jccAnnArbor.org. $12 per film (Michigan Theater Foundation members, $10). 971-0990. [map]
"Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Main in the Waters": Michigan Theater Foundation Virtual Movie Palace.more >
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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.
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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
A program of stories and nature-based activities on a frog's life for kids ages 3-5 (accompanied by an adult).
Hudson Mills Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 per kid, preregistration required by 4 p.m. July 27. [map]
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
"For Jewish Communal Professionals: It Happens Here - Addiction and Mental Health Issues in the Jewish Community": Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.more >
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"It Happens Here: Addiction And Mental Health Issues In The Jewish Community
This workshop is for Jewish Communal Professionals.
The workshop will cover:
• Increasing dialogue about mental illness and addiction
• Creating open and inclusive community spaces
• Integrating Jewish tradition and practice into the conversation
For more information and to register, please visit:
Online. Free. 734.769.0209. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
"The Battle Over Line 5: The Legal Fight for Our Public Waters": For Love Of Water and Oil & Water Don't Mix.more >
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Join FLOW and Oil & Water Don't Mix on Thursday, July 29, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Eastern for a webinar-The Battle Over Line 5: The Legal Fight for Our Public Waters-for residents of Mackinac Island, the Straits Area, and beyond. The online event is free, open to the public, and supported with a grant award from the Mackinac Island Community Foundation's Natural Resources and Preservation Fund.
FLOW Executive Director Liz Kirkwood will introduce the topic and moderate the co-panelist presentations and question-and-answer session with attendees.
Co-panelists will include:
* Jim Olson, FLOW Founder & Senior Legal Advisor
* Skip Pruss, FLOW Legal Advisor and former director of the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth.
* Whitney Gravelle, President of the Executive Council, Bay Mills Indian Community
* Sean McBrearty, Campaign Coordinator, Oil & Water Don't Mix and Legislative and Policy Director at Michigan Clean Water Action
Register at the l
Online Webinar. Free. email@example.com https:
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.
For URL preregister at lsa.umich.edu
RTA Regional Transit Master Plan Community Virtual Open Houses: Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan.more >
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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.
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
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
All Hands Active, basement of 255 E. Liberty suite 225. Free. james@AllHandsActive.org.
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: Detroit pop-soul singer-songwriter Jacob Sigman, the local New Orleans blues & roots band Mo' Easy, the Southeast Michigan/Northwest Ohio bluegrass-Americana quintet Fossil Creek Band, the Dexter blues-rock band Brian Brickley & the Martindales, the punk-rockabilly Elvis tribute band The Devil Elvis Show, and electric acoustic folk trio Ellis & M.E. Also, a performance by Detroit Circus, a circus sideshow troupe featuring stilt walkers, acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, fire balancers, fire artists, contortionists, jugglers, and more.
Downtown Chelsea. Free. 474-9178.
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
Every Thurs., June 10-Aug. 26. Downtown family-friendly concerts by area bands. Tonight: The Ann Arbor alt-country band Corndaddy. 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]
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]
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: Westbound Situation, a young Michigan-based acoustic string quartet whose music blends elements of folk, old-time, and classical music. With Nashville banjoist Matt Davis, Long Island cellist Zach Brown, Bowling Green (OH) violinist Grant Flick, and local bassist Jacob Warren.
Manchester gazebo, Wurster Park (Main St. just west of M-52). Free, but donations appreciated. RiverfolkMusicAndArts@gmail.com.
Blind Pig: Matthew Dear.
Punchy, upbeat techno-pop band fronted by Dear, an inventive Detroit musician, on vocals and computer. Advance tickets: $18-$20.
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