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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 21, 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. [map]

 9 a.m. 

Chamber Golf Outing: Saline Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Four-person scramble with a shotgun start. Followed by dinner and socializing. Prizes.
9 a.m. (preregistration starts at 8 a.m.), Stonebridge Country Club, 1825 Clubhouse Dr. $175 per person (team of 4, $650). 429-4494. [map]

 9-10 a.m.  Online 

"Coffee with Marta.": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Biweekly social hour with a local retired psychologist.
Free for members. $25 annual membership. For more information and to register, see or call 998-9351.

 10 a.m.-noon  Online 

"Conscious Capitalism": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This Study Group will be online.
Creating New Solutions with People in Mind: We will be using a variety of podcasts by Innovators in Economics. There will be group discussion of how Capitalism devolved over the past 60 years and possible changes to elevate humanity through business (conscious capitalism). Related articles will be emailed to amplify the topic.
The hosts: Barbara Cherem - ran a small business and taught for 25 years in P-12 and the same at two colleges. Bernie Beach - has been a nurse educator, administrator and runs a small business.
Barbara Cherem and Bernie Beach lead this course on Tuesdays September 21 through October 19 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $30. 734-998-9351.

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Harold Neal and Detroit African American Art: 1945 through the Black Arts Movement": University Art Gallery, Eastern Michigan University.

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The University Gallery, School of Art and Design, at Eastern Michigan University is pleased to announce the exhibition Harold Neal and Detroit African American Artists: 1945 through the Black Arts Movement. The exhibition will be shown at the EMU Art Gallery from Monday, September 13 through Wednesday, October 20, 2021. A closing reception will take place on Sunday, October 17 from 1:30-4:30 pm. Harold Neal was an aficionado of jazz, especially Detroit jazz, and the Detroit Marion Hayden Trio will play at the opening. Hayden is one of the nation's finest performers of the acoustic bass. In 2016, she received the prestigious Kresge Artist fellowship.
A panel discussion will follow the reception from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Participants on the panel will be Allie McGhee, well-known Detroit artist, and Shirley Woodson, the 2021 Kresge Eminent Artist, both of whom are represented in the exhibition. Additional participants are Dr. Samantha Noel, Associate Professor of Art History at Wayne State
Univeristy Gallery, EMU Student Center, 900 Oakwood St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. 917-975-0146. [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 or call 998-9353.

 10-11 a.m. 

"Sensory Storytime": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Interactive stories, activities, the chance to interact with adoptable pets, and more for young people who find HSHV's regular "Little Paws Story Time" overwhelming. Geared towards kids ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult.
Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill. $5 per child (babies under age 1, free); preregistration required at 661-3575. [map]

 Noon-3 p.m., or so.  Free! 

Peace Week: Megiddo Peace Project.

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Sept. 19-25. Games, peace-themed exhibits and art, live music, open mics, group discussions, and more. Sat. only: Dancing to music TBA (6 p.m. into the evening).
Most activities take place between noon-3 p.m. (except as noted), Center of the City Commons, S. Fifth Ave. next to the library. 657-8083.

 Noon.  Free!  Online 

"Female Legislators in the Chinese Congress": U-M Center for Chinese Studies Noon Lecture Series.

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Livestream talk by University of Pennsylvania social sciences professor Yue Hou.
For URL preregister at Free.

 12:30 p.m. 

Bridge Class: R.G. Enterprises via City of Ann Arbor at Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Bridge class on Bridge for Beginners begins 9/14 and runs 13 weeks with no class on 11/2. Time is 12:30pm-2:00pm. Students need to buy the text "Bidding in the 21st Century" by Audrey Grant. Register via phone or in person or online at Ann Arbor Senior Center. For questions, call the Center at 734-794-6250 or email instructor at Masks required.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $130 members, $156 non-members. 7347693994. [map]

 2-3:30 p.m.  Online 

"Art History IV: Early Medieval Art in the West": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This Study Group will be online. Following the enthusiastic reception of the three art history courses that I taught in Fall 2020 and Winter 2021, I am offering Art History IV, which continues the history of art and architecture with the courtly art of the Carolingian and Ottonian empires as well as the unrestrained exuberance of Hiberno-Saxon art in the British Isles and Scandinavian art of the 9th through 11th centuries.
A goal of the course is to practice "close looking," in order to understand the multiples meanings of the art. The course will interest learners who have traveled in Western Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Molly Lindner leads this course on Tuesdays September 21 through October 26 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $35. 734-998-9351.

 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Una Tertulia.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Socializing group for Spanish speakers.
2401 Plymouth Road. Free. 998-9353, [map]

 3:15 - 5:15 p.m.  Online 

"Current Events": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This Study Group will be online.
This discussion group is for people interested in current events happening at the local, national and global level. All opinions will be heard courteously. No materials or special expertise is required, just an open mind and a good sense of humor.
This group is co-led by Richard Garrett and Margaret Pooler. Richard is an economist, who retired from college teaching in the New York City area, and moved to Ann Arbor in 2020. He has been active in OLLI since then. Margaret, also an Ann Arbor resident, is a retired librarian who has been active in OLLI for many years.
Margaret Pooler and Richard Garrett lead this course on Tuesdays September 21 through December 21 from 3:15 - 5:15 pm. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $50. 734-998-9351.

 4-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Why You Should and Should Not Be Worried about American Democracy": U-M Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professorship in Political Science Inaugural Lecture.

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A Zoom lecture by U-M political science professor Ken Kollman.
For URL see Free.

 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

San and Emily Slomovits.

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Every Mon. & Thurs. Multi-instrumentalist San (best known as half of the popular family-friendly duo Gemini) and his vocalist-violinist daughter Emily perform livestream folk music geared towards kids (Mon.) and adults (Thurs.).
Online at (Mon) and (Thurs). Free, but donations for Food Gatherers or a social or racial justice-oriented organization accepted.

 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
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 Donation $5-10 per class.
Zoom. Online. Donation. 7343270270.

 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 Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467,

 7 p.m. 

U-M Men's Soccer.

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This month's schedule includes home games against Duke (Sept. 2, 7 p.m.), Loyola-Chicago (Sept. 6, 4 p.m.), New Hampshire (Sept. 10, 7 p.m.), Chicago State (Sept. 13, 7 p.m.), Notre Dame (Sept. 21, 7 p.m.), and Northwestern (Sept. 26, 4 p.m.). See for masking and vaccination requirements.
U-M Soccer Stadium, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 per person).,, 764-0247. [map]

 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 Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.

 7 p.m. 

"Forever Golden! A Celebration of the Golden Girls": Fathom Events.

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(Jay Sandrich, 2021). Documentary featuring memorable segments from the popular NBC sitcom that ran for 7 years.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Sept. 7 & 21. Club members show their projected images (Sept. 7) and prints (Sept. 21) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Bridges." Also, presentations include "Style in Photography," (Sept. 7), by member Greg Czarnecki who uses an automotive theme and music to explore a style that captures images from different perspectives, and member Dietmar Haenchen on "Images of Southern India and Myanmar (Burma)" (Sept. 21). Proof of Covid vaccination required.
Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 Liberty. Free. 327-4781. [map]

 7:30-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"How to Fill Two B2B Trail Gaps and Build a Campus-to-Campus Bikeway": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Livestream talk by Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition member Larry Deck.
Online at (meeting ID: 328 805 1893; passcode: wa4KXN). Free.,


Nightspots Listings:


Ark: Joe Troop

The frontman of the Buenos Aires-based string band Che Apalache, this singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist calls his music "latingrass," a blend of music of the Appalachian foothills in his native North Carolina with traditional soundscapes from across Latin America. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Rollie Tussing Trio

Ensemble led by Tussing, a nationally known local guitar virtuoso who specializes in prewar blues and jazz. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: The Glen Leven Band.

Local quartet whose eclectic repertoire ranges from traditional Irish music to rockabilly, bluegrass, novelty songs, and roots-rock originals. [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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