May 22-Aug. 21. Annual festival of documentary and feature films on Jewish themes.
July 31, 8 p.m.-Aug. 3, 8 p.m.: "They Ain't Ready For Me" (Brad Rothschild, 2020). Documentary about a black rabbinical student who's leading a fight against gun violence on the south side of Chicago.
July 3, 8 p.m.-Aug. 6, 6 p.m.: "Holy Silence" (Steven Pressman, 2020). Documentary on how the Vatican was aided in its response to Nazism by the influence of American priests during WWII.
Aug. 7, 11 p.m.-Aug. 9, 8 p.m.: "Maverick Modigliani" (Valeria Parisi, 2020). Documentary about the short-lived but influential Italian-Jewish expressionist painter and sculptor. Italian, subtitles.
Aug. 10, 8 p.m.-Aug. 13, 6 p.m.: "Crossings" (Itzik Lerner, 2020). Intimate portrait of the Israeli soldiers who stand guard at the checkpoints surrounding Jerusalem. Hebrew, subtitles. Also, a director Q&A on Aug. 15 at 1 p.m.
Aug. 14, 11 p.m.-Aug. 17, 8 p.m.: "Here We Are" (Nir Bergman, 2020). Drama about a father who takes his autistic son's care into his own hands. Hebrew, subtitles.
Aug. 21, 11 p.m.-Aug. 24, 8 p.m.: "Soul Exodus" (Csaba Bereczki, 2016). Documentary following 5 klezmer musicians searching for their roots. Yiddish & Romanian, subtitles.
Online this year at film.jccAnnArbor.org. $12 per film (Michigan Theater Foundation members, $10). 971-0990. [map]
Aug. 1-31. Three new shows available online. Marisa Dluge directs Red Velvet, Ypsilanti playwright Isaac Ellis's sentimental one-act drama, prerecorded at the Back Office Studio, about a gay grandson who's visited by his grandma in her 1940s housewife form while preparing for a neighborhood block party. Maegan Murphy directs Ypsilanti playwright Ken MacGregor's Finding Joy, a one-act drama, prerecorded in the Back Office Studio, about a grieving widow who finds inspiration in a coffee shop. And Kristin Anne Danko directs her and A.M. Dean's Annie Ypsi and the Case of the Missing Smeet, a family-friendly mystery film about a 6th grader who goes on a mission to find the missing Smeet frog, an Ypsilanti cryptid.
On-demand streaming starts at noon Aug. 1 through midnight Aug. 31, online at ntgypsi.org
Aug. 1-15. Ride,run, walk, swim, roll, or perform any other form of physical activity from any location. Prizes for top fundraisers; T-shirts & running bibs for all participants. All proceeds donated to ALS research.
All day, any location. Preregistration required at ActiveAgainstALS.org
Creal Microgallery is pleased to present "Small Windows Onto a Distant World," an exhibition of photography by Andrew Stamm, a photographer currently living in St. Louis. When Stamm was invited to exhibit some of his work, he thought of these photos from Bruny Island, Tasmania. Stamm is a frequent traveler, and usually focused on street photography. But he explains that these were some of his first successful attempts with panoramic photography, and with landscape photography in general.
Even in this small scale, these panoramic vistas capture a uniquely striking landscape. The juxtaposition of land, sea, and sky offers a dramatic view of a scene nearly 10,000 miles away. And at a time with so many restrictions on travel, these photos also present a unique window onto a destination most travelers can not currently access.
Creal Microgallery, Creal Crescent. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
Every Monday. Socialize with others while walking or wheeling outdoors.
Arbor Senior Center 1320 Baldwin Ave. 794-6250.
Integrate breath and movement with this Slow Burn class. During this class, there will be a focus on alignment, strength and flexibility. Flow sequences involve holding certain postures to create internal heat, as you build muscle and stamina.
When you come to the studio, remove your shoes at the door, and place your belongings in the cubbies. You will be checked in at the door. Masks are not required, however if you feel more comfortable wearing one during class, feel free.
Register on our website or on Mindbody.
(Mota Thai Yoga is located at 416 W. Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Mota Thai Yoga shares a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.)
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $15. email@example.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]
Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a run of 3-5 miles along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session every Tues. 6 p.m., at 5700 Jackson Rd. Rain or shine.
8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd. and 6:30 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty. Free. 929-9022 (Sat.) & 769-5016 (Mon.). [map]
Farming and Healthy Lifestyles for Trinity Michigan regional director Amanda Sweetman leads a tour of the Farm at St. Joe's. Followed by a hike through the hospital's nature area with Sierra Club members.
6:30-8:30 p.m., meet at the Farm at St. Joe's parking area, 5557 McAuley Dr. Free. hvg@Michigan.SierraClub.org, MeetUp.com
Every Mon., June 21-Aug. 9. Family-friendly concerts by guest musicians. Tonight: Annette Wright, until recently the organist and carillonist at St. Mary of Redford Catholic Church in Detroit.
Lurie Tower, 1230 Murfin. Free, but preregistration requested at myumi.ch
Uruguayan American writer Carolina De Robertis joins Brooklyn-based novelist Naima Coster to discuss (via Zoom) De Robertis's new novel, a witty and mystical satire about a former South American president and his secret friendship with a frog.
7 p.m., online at LiteratiBookstore.com
Sept. 13 & 27. Bruce Sagan and Brad Battey lead a virtual acoustic jam session devoted to traditional music from Sweden and Norway. All instruments welcome, no experience necessary.
7:30-9:30 p.m., for in-person location & URL email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]
Performance by this local all-woman chamber ensemble specializing in new classical music and improvisations. With saxophonist Kate von Bernthal, trumpeter Amanda Ross, cellist Wesley Hornpetrie, clarinetist Mary Fortino, and violinist Emelyn Bashour. Masks required for unvaccinated guests.
8 p.m., Argus Farm Stop Greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. Free. 585-5567. [map]
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Spinning Dot staffers lead teens in various theater games, short play readings, and more.
For URL see neutral-zone.org
Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Quartet
Jazz ensemble led by bassist Keller, vibes player Cary Kocher, electric pianist Adam Mosley, & guitarist Matt LaRusso.
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