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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, August 10, 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 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.
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"August Play Showcase": Neighborhood Theatre Group.

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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/2020-2021-season. Free. (219) 201-6979.


 All Day  Free! 

"Get Up And Go For ALS": Active

Against ALS Fundraiser.

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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/get-up-and-go-for-als. Free, but donations encouraged.


 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Small Windows Onto a Distant World- Photos by Andrew Stamm": Creal Microgallery.

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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. levickas@hotmail.com https://www.instagram.com/creal_microgallery/



 8:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Sunrise Nature Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Elle Bogle leads a leisurely morning hike, looking out for migratory birds and other seasonal signs. Bring binoculars if you have them. Masks strongly recommended.
DeVine Preserve, 6110 W. Liberty. Free, but preregistration required by emailing boglee@washtenaw.org. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Ongoing Meditation, Teachings, and Practice.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Tues. Bilha Birman Rivlin of Still Mountain Meditation gives talks(via Zoom) on mindfulness practice for older adults.
For URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353.


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"The Green Knight": Michigan Theater.

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(David Lowery, 2021). Fantasy re-telling of the medieval romance about a guileless Arthurian knight. Dev Patel.
Movie tickets $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. Schedule online at MichiganTheater.org.


 1-1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Emoji Garland": Ann Arbor District Library.

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An AADL staffer leads a demo on how to make decorative strands of painted plastic.
1-1:30 p.m., online at AADL.tv (a YouTube channel). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 5-10 p.m. 

76th Manchester Community Fair.

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Aug. 10-14. Carnival midway rides and games, concessions, tractor pulls, an opening parade (Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m.), a rodeo (Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m.), an International Demolition Derby (Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m.), livestock shows, live music, and more. For complete schedule, see ManchesterFair.org.
5-10 p.m. (Tues.), 2-10 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.; rides and games open at 3 p.m.), noon-10 p.m. (Fri.; "Toddler Time" rides suitable for ages 7 & under, 1-3 p.m.; all ages rides open at 3 p.m.), & 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, E. Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. Admission: $5 (Wed.-Sat. after 5 p.m., $9; kids age 9 & under, free; fair pass, $30). Wristbands for rides, price TBA; "Toddler Time," $6. 428-8429 (fair week only), ManchesterFair@yahoo.com. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Food Demo: Greek Spanakopita": Jewish Community Center/Beth Israel Congregation.

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Congregation member Amanda Fisher shows (via Zoom) how to make a traditional Greek spinach pie.
5:30 p.m., for URL preregister at BethIsrael-aa.org/form/PassportToShabbat. Free. engage@BethIsrael-AA.org.


 5:45-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Visual Art Collective/The Neutral Zone.

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Every Tues. Local teens lead a weekly program that features multimedia art shows, visiting artist talks, virtual gallery and museum tours, and more.
For URL see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 5:45-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Zone Hack": The Neutral Zone.

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Every Tues. A local tech professional TBA demonstrates to high schoolers the basics of coding and how to make apps, games, and more. Beginners welcome.
For URL and updates see neutral-zone.org/events. Free.


 6-8 p.m.  Online 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. ll knitters invited to work on their projects and swap tips with others in person. Livestream available at MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-StitchNBitch.
Community High School back lawn, 379 N. Fifth. $2 monthly dues. 945-3035. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Online 

Sufi Class with Imam Kamau Ayubbi: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a Sufi class via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Donation $5-10 per class.
Zoom. Online. Donation. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 7-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with the long-running group German Speakers Round Table.
7-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394. [map]


 7-8 p.m  Free!  Online 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly outdoor rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For location see hvharmonizers.org/email. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467, info@HVharmonizers.org.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Trivia Night: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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Every Tues. All invited to form teams of 4 or so persons to compete in a 2-round family-friendly trivia contest featuring a range of questions from entertainment and history to pop culture and geography. Solo competitors are matched up together.
For URL email burrbarr7@hotmail.com. Free.


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. Female singers invited to join the weekly virtual rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
For URL email Info@VoicesInHarmonyChorus.org. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.


 7-9 p.m. or so  Online 

"Bluegrass Jam Circle": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Sept. 14 & 28 All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome. Masks required. For updates, see a2bluGrass.com.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. For updates, see a2bluGrass.com. $5. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Her Smoke Rose Up Forever": Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss (via Zoom) selected stories by acclaimed sci-fi writer James Tiptree, Jr.
7-9 p.m., for URL email esrabkin@umich.edu. Free. [map]


 7-10 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local Morris dancers lead participants in an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. No set program; all participants are welcome to lead a song with a singable, reasonably easy-to-learn chorus. Livestream available (for URL, email bsagan@msu.edu).
For in-person location email wchasroth@gmail.com. Free.


 7 p.m. 

"Reset": Fathom Events.

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(Chang, 2017). A scientist uses her time machine to attempt to rescue her kidnapped son. Mandarin, subtitles.
Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973-8424).


 7 p.m. 

"Shirobako: The Movie": Fathom Events.

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(Tsutomu Mizushima, 2020). Based on the Japanese anime TV show, an animation studio scrambles to put together a production. Japanese, subtitles.
Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973-8424).


 7:30 p.m. 

"Casablanca": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Curtiz, 1942). Classic drama about a pair of star-crossed lovers during WWII. Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman.
Movie tickets $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.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Oz Plays Oz": Oz's Music Environment.

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Guitarist and Chapman Stick player Oz, aka Steve Osburn, plays classical-funk originals. Accompaniment TBA. Proceeds benefit the Know Obstacles music-oriented summer camp for special needs kids and adults.
7:30 p.m., 1922 Packard. Free, but donations accepted. 662-8283. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blue LLama: Hannah Baiardi

This recent U-M music school grad is a pop-jazz composer-pianist whose music blends elements of soul, R&B, and film music. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Hannah Baiardi

This recent U-M music school grad is a pop-jazz composer-pianist whose music blends elements of soul, R&B, and film music. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Anything Goes Open Stage"

All acoustic musicians invited for an online version of this popular open mike. Hosted by Jim Novak. For online info, and to reserve a performing slot, see meetup.com/Ozs-Music-Songwriters-Open-Mic/ [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this veteran local ensemble led by trombonist Terry Kimura. [venue info]

 
 


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