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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, September 1, 2021






 
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 8 a.m.  Free! 

Bright Forest, an exhibition of sculpture by Michael Whiting: Creal Microgallery.

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Creal Microgallery presents "Bright Forest," an exhibition of small-scale steel sculptures by Michael Whiting. Whiting is best known for his monumental sculptures referencing Minimalism and early video games. Early video gaming imagery depicted objects using a minimal number of pixels as a way of limiting the computer memory space needed to express it. But while these sculptures use this 8-bit visual language, they are constructed using the rigid lines and materials common to Minimalist art, which seeks to simplify forms and materials to only their essentials.
The title for this show, 'Bright Forest' is a reference to Dark Forest Theory, which proposes that our galaxy has many civilizations, but they choose not to communicate with others out of fear the other civilizations might destroy them. In this exhibition, Whiting's UFOs descend upon a gathering of 8-bit creatures in the forest. In doing so, Whiting lays out a playful scene that is both simple in nature and complex in concept.
Creal Microgallery, 1215 Creal Cres. Free. 7187837837. levickas@hotmail.com https://www.instagram.com/creal_microgallery/ [map]



 10 a.m.-10 p.m. or so. 

86th Annual Saline Community Fair.

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Sept. 1-5. This old-fashioned community fair features agricultural and craft exhibits, rides, and a variety of special events, including a talent show (Sept. 3, 6:30 p.m.), the USA Autocross Championship Derby (Sept. 5, 7 p.m., $5 additional admission), livestock auctions, music, and more. Complete schedule available at SalineFair.org/fair-dates.
Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5 (Wed.) & $7 (Thurs.-Sun.). Ride armbands available. MySalineFair@yahoo.com. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Mind Matters": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Wed. AASC rec supervisor Brittany Ruthven leads various mental exercises(via Zoom) from Nancy Linde's 2012 book 399 Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specifically Designed to Keep Your Brain Young.
For more information, including the URL, email bpatton@a2gov.org or call 794-6250.


 10 a.m.-noon.  Free!  Online 

"OLLI's Fall Kickoff": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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A virtual event introducing OLLI's fall program with a look through the catalog and Q&A. Also, a talk by Reverend Mashod A. Evans, Sr., an inaugural member of the Ann Arbor Independent Community Police Oversight Commission, on achieving social justice and racial equity.
For URL see olli-umich.org. 998-9351. Free.


 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 200 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. ofGlobal@aol.com. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

The Schmoozery: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Wed. A facilitated conversation(via Zoom) in which participants are invited to share stories and reflections about aging, generations, hopes, and related topics in "uncertain times."
Register online at olli-umich.org/olli-commons. Free. 734-998-9351.


 1-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Trivia!": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Form teams of 4 or 5 persons to compete (via Zoom) in a 2-round trivia contest. Solo competitors are matched up together. Questions are geared towards ages 55 & up, but all ages welcome. Prizes (curbside pickup only).
For more information, including the URL, email bpatton@a2gov.org or call 794-6250.


 4-4:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Teen Pride Book Talk: Ann Arbor District Library.

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An AADL staffer discusses Blackout, a lighthearted collection of vignettes on love blossoming between black teens by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon. Geared towards kids grades 8-12.
Online at AADL.tv (a YouTube channel). Free. 327-4200.


 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. Proof of vaccination required to sit indoors; outdoor seating available.
Bløm, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free (buy your own food & drink). DrinkBlom.com/events. 548-9729. [map]


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Online 

"Chocolate 201: White Chocolate": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Deli chocolate specialist Jennie B. discusses (via Zoom) the ins and outs of the chocolate that's technically not a chocolate. At-home tasting kit, with 5-6 different samples, available for pick up for an additional $20.
For URL see ZingermansDeli.com/events. $15. 663-3354.


 7 p.m. or so  Free!  Online 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, spinners, weavers, felters, sewers, and other crafters invited to work on their own projects with others. Questions welcome.
For URL join Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. Free. 926-8863.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Meditation and Discussion: Karma Thegsum Choling.

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Every Wed. All invited for a silent group meditation with a focus on breathing, followed by a discussion on Dharma led by KTC resident Lama Nancy Burks.
KTC, 614 Miner St. (enter through the back door). Free. 678-7549, AnnArborKTC.org. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Monthly Board Meeting: Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition (WBWC).

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Interested in promoting the many benefits of biking and walking in your community? Learn about and help advocate for improved active transportation in Washtenaw County. Board meetings are the first Wednesday of each month from 7pm to 9pm (currently via Zoom). Email info@wbwc.org for a meeting link and details.
All jurisdictions, Washtenaw County. Free. Online. info@wbwc.org www.wbwc.org



 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"1,001 Voices on Climate Change": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Science journalist Devi Lockwood is joined by Mona Hanna-Attisha, a physician-activist whose research exposed the Flint water crisis, to talk (via Zoom) about Lockwood's latest book, an account of her travels to far-flung parts of the world interviewing those most affected by climate change.
For URL see LiteratiBookstore.com/event/2021-09. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


  8 p.m.  Free! 

Faculty Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Featuring Bassist Nicholas Walker. Program TBA. Masks Required.
Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Alex Bamford

Young hip-hop singer-songwriter and electronic musician from West Chester County (NY). $25-$70. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Tumbao Bravo

Veteran local Afro-Cuban jazz band led by multi-instrumental reeds player Paul VornHagen. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Turner Luce

Local Americana singer-songwriter. [venue info]

 
 


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