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Calendar of Events

Monday, October 4, 2021






 
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 8 a.m.  Free! 

Cowgirl Blues- an exhibition of prints by Marjorie Gaber: Creal Microgallery.

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Creal Microgallery is pleased to present "Cowgirl Blues," an exhibition of risograph prints by Michigan-based illustrator and comic artist Marjorie Gaber. The works in this exhibition feature a character pulled from the Mythological American West- a contemplative pioneer, a rugged independent, and a fixture in Gaber's psyche-- the cowgirl.
According to Gaber, "Cowgirls have this strange magical air to them; like cowboys they have this association with rugged individualism and a kind of charismatic folksiness to them, but there's something special about the cowgirl. Something untouchable and aspirational, but vulnerable too." These prints, based on Gaber's comic illustrations, explore a range of ideas on the cowgirl identity in ways that are both playful and philosophical-- who is this mythological character and how does she succeed or fail at, well... at being?
Creal Microgallery, Creal Crescent. Free. 7187837837. levickas@hotmail.com https://www.instagram.com/creal_microgallery/



 10-11:30 a..m.  Online 

"Computerized Investing: Asset Allocation and Mutual Funds": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This Study Group will be online. We expect to improve your overall investment knowledge as well as your investing strategies as we present methods of using various investment options. Join us for open discussion of the value of asset allocation, types of mutual funds, types of financial advisors, questions to ask your financial advisor, and ways to examine your current portfolio. We will make extensive use of information from web-based resources.
Dale is a retired research professor and Bob is a director and current Vice-President of the SE Michigan Chapter of Better Investing.
Dale Brandenburg and Robert Shaw lead this course on Mondays October 4 through November 1 from 10:00 - 11:30 am. 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. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 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. gtom@emich.edu https://www.emugalleries.org [map]



 10:00 a.m. 

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

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Bridge class on Bridge Defense begins 9/20 and runs 13 weeks. Time is 10:00am-11:30am Students need to buy the text "Defense 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 ray62856@gmail.com. Masks required.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $130 members, $156 non-members. 7347693994. ray62856@gmail.com [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 Noon-10 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

61st U-M Organ Conference.

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See 3 Sunday. Today: University of Iowa professor Gregory Hand performs "Works of Beethoven, Demessieux, Cochereau, and Dupré" (noon); U-M Organ Department chair James Kibbie plays "'New' Bach Organ Works" (2 p.m.); Monika Kaźmierczak, Gdańsk (Poland) city carillonist, on "Recent Polish Carillon Music" (4 p.m.); and "Works of Franck, Vierne, Dupré and Duruflé" by U-M Organ Department students (8 p.m.).
For URL see bit.ly/umorgan2021. Free. 615-3204.


 Noon-3 p.m. 

Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy and poker that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 Noon-12:30 p.m  Free!  Hybrid 

Tai Chi: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. 30 min. lesson (online and in-person) focusing on gentle Tai Chi for older adults. Beginners welcome.
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Senior Art in the Park": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. An AASC staffer leads a themed craft activity. $5, preregistration required.
Burns Park, 1320 Baldwin. Free, but preregistration requested by emailing bpatton@a2gov.org. 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-1 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

"Walking Off the Pounds.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. Guided steps to walk in place. Online and in person (beginning Sept. 8).
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"Bridging Our Current Day Cultural and Political Divisions": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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This Study Group will be online.
We will use on-line resources to lead discussions around key current day issues. The key tool is the "Intelligence Squared" series that uses the Oxford style debate format with expert teams arguing for an agreed premise and an expert team arguing against the agreed premise.
Key topics from their large archive:
-Forgive Student Debt
-Death is not final
-Anti-Zionism is the new antisemitism
-And many more
The debates videos are ~90 minutes, too long for in-class viewing. The assumed technique is to ask class members to view the video outside of class, then show highlights in class followed by extensive discussion.
Instructor Leo Sheddon will select the first topic, subsequent topics to be selected via in-class discussion.
This course runs Mondays Oct. 4, 18; Nov. 1, 18 and Dec. 6 and 20 from 1:00 - 3:00 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. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Move and Groove.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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In-person exercise led by local fitness instructor Megan Simms.
2401 Plymouth Road. Free. 998-9353, info.tswp@umich.edu. [map]


 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Online 

"First Friday Happy Hour.": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Monthly gathering (via Zoom) with guest hosts TBA.
Free for members. $25 annual membership. For more information and to register, see olli-umich.org or call 998-9351.


 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Area Scrabble Club.

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Every Mon. All invited to play the classic word game, using the 5th edition Scrabble dictionary. Bring your own set, if you like.
Arbor Brewing Company Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti. Free. burrbarr7@hotmail.com. [map]


 6 p.m. 

Slow Burn Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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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. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Conversational Spanish.

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Conversational Spanish lessons every Monday night from 6:30-7:30/beginner and 7:30-8:30/more advanced. First session is free, $60 for the year.
Peace Community Center, 8260 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor 48103. Free. $60. Seat.dude@yahoo.com [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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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]


 6:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"A Course in Miracles Study Group": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a discussion of A Course in Miracles via Zoom or in person. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org [map]


 7 p.m. 

"God's Not Dead: We The People": Fathom Events.

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(Vance Null, 2021) Drama about a Christian pastor defending his values against the law.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter, 973-8424 & Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Grief Centered Hatha Yoga": GrieveWell.

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Local yoga instructor Lena Coleman leads a virtual session for all levels to introduce the basics of this yoga style that integrates breath with movement.
For URL preregister at GrieveWell.com/calendar. Free. 975-0238.


 7 p.m. 

"Spirited Away": Fathom Events.

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(Hayao Miyazaki, 2001). Dubbed (Oct. 3 & 6) and subtitled (Oct. 4) screenings of this Oscar-winning Japanese anime about a girl who must rescue her parents from a haunted bath house.
3 p.m. (Sun.) and 7 p.m. (Mon. & Wed.) Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter, 973-8424 & Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Who Got the Camera?: A History of Rap and Reality": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Grand Valley State communications professor Eric Harvey discusses by way of Zoom his latest book of cultural criticism about how the early "reality" TV of Geraldo, Oprah, and Donahue emerged as a foil for gangsta rap.
For URL see literatibookstore.com/event/2021-10. Free, but donations accepted. 585-5567.


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Comedy Open Mic: The Blind Pig.

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Every Mon. except Oct. 18. Age 21 & up only. Alcohol is served.
Blind Pig, 208 S. First St. Free. 996-8555. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Quartet

Jazz ensemble led by bassist Keller, vibes player Cary Kocher, electric pianist Adam Mosley, & guitarist Matt LaRusso. [venue info]

 
 


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