2021 Taiwan Bunun Indigenous Music & Film Festival: Ann Arbor District Library/Detroit Institute of Arts.more >
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Oct. 13-27. Fifteen days of entertainment, available online, showcasing the Bunun, the indigenous people of Taiwan. "Listen to Bunun" (Oct. 13-27, available all day) is a musical performed by Bunun tribal members on their history as a people. "Bunun Music and Culture" (Oct. 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m.) is a livestream panel discussion with U-M Flint anthropology professor Daniel Birchok and 3 Taiwanese professionals involved with arts and culture, Chin-Lin Yang, Guo-Ching Wang, and Shiu-Lan Chuan. Q&A. "Chance and Intent: Bunun's Pasibutbut" (Oct. 19-27, all day) is a prerecorded talk by Taipei National University of Arts music professor Rung-Shun Wu. "Music and Instruments of the Bunun People of Taiwan" (Oct. 20, 6-7:30 p.m.) is a livestream talk by U-M music professor Joseph Gascho. For film screening, see Films.
Various times, online at AADL.org. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Study Group will be online.
This course offers a look at the struggle between those who support the founding ideals of "political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people" and those who cling to notions of the superiority of white people and the natural inferiority and inequality of black people, Native Americans, women, Asians, and all non-European immigrants.
We will examine the paradox of our Founding, the creation of a white society that resulted in Civil War, the Myth of the Lost Cause that emerged from that war, and the role the West has played in sustaining the Southern Myth.
Ken Pfifer leads this course on Wednesdays October 27 through November 17 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. He holds a MA and PhD from the University of Chicago. He served several Unitarian Universalist congregations over half a century.
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. $25. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org
This young saxophonist, a U-M music grad student hailing from Houston, is a seasoned performer whose playing is known for its clarity of tone and nuance. He won the 2020 North American Saxophone Alliance collegiate solo competition and this year's Music Teachers National Association chamber music competition. Today, Flores is accompanied by pianist Liz Ames in a program of works by Takashi Yoshimatsu, William Grant Still, Paule Maurice, Gabriela Ortiz, and Fernande Decruck. Followed by a meet-the-artists lunch ($15).
Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $17 (accompanying friend, $15; groups of 5 or more, $10 each; students with ID, $5) in advance or at the door. Lunch reservations required by calling 995-4417. AnnArborSMA.org. [map]
Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 11-Oct. 31. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, a playground, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Splattertown paintball shooting at targets, apple picking, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $22 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $16 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]
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]
"The Carpathians: Discovering the Highlands of Poland and Ukraine": U-M Copernicus Center for Polish Studies.more >
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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
Live broadcast (Oct. 23) and rebroadcast (Oct. 27) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Grammy Award-winning composer Terence Blanchard's musical adaptation of Charles M. Blow's profoundly moving memoir about a young man's journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship.
12:55 p.m. (Sat. at both theaters), 1 p.m. (Wed., Ann Arbor 20 only), & 6:30 p.m. (Wed. at both). 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]
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
Please join us for a community art project remembering those people, things, and experiences we have lost.
The past 20 months of the pandemic have resulted in tremendous social and personal changes combined for many of us with complicated and storied feelings of loss, grief, and solitude. This workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to join with others in-person to construct a "dwelling place" or memory niche to honor, celebrate, and remember important people and events in our lives. This in-person building event can be combined with the online planning session. Please register for the online planning session separately at https:
Agricole, 118 N Main St, Chelsea, MI 48118, Chelsea. Donation. $15. 734-272-8615. firstname.lastname@example.org https:
JOIN US FOR WEE-BOTS
Every Wednesday from 6pm-7pm
October 6 - December 15, 2021 (Program resumes in Winter 2022)
A weekly story time program for early writers ages 5-10-join us on Zoom whenever you can make it! Each week we read a story together and practice one aspect of the author's work in our own writing, ending with an opportunity to share. This is a drop-in program; come when you can!
Register here: https:
826michigan inspires school-aged students to write with skill and confidence in collaboration with adult volunteers in their communities.
Virtual. Free. Online. email@example.com https:
Last Wed. of every month except for holidays. We enjoy creating quilts with a modern look-and-feel and welcome quilters at all levels of expertise. You can be an expert quilter or just be someone who loves modern quilts or just want to find out more about them. Questions welcome, help available. For meeting info visit: https:
Zoom. Free. Online. firstname.lastname@example.org https
The Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program is hosting the 15th Annual Prechter Lecture! We're featuring Norm Ornstein as our keynote speaker at this year's (virtual) lecture. He's a political scientist, contributing author for The Atlantic magazine, frequent commentator on MSNBC, and emeritus scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.
Norm will talk about "Reforming and Transforming Our Broken System on Serious Mental Illness," including stories of his family's journey with bipolar disorder. After his talk, there will be a panel discussion about the present & future of mental health policy, with several panelists, including: Polly Gibson, Amy Kilbourne, and Marianne Udow-Phillips.
For more information and to register, visit our event page: michmed.org
Date: October 27
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Virtual - Zoom Event. Free. email@example.com https:
Reconnect with yourself-mind, body, and spirit! This slower paced style of yoga is a good compliment to our fast-paced lifestyles. Passive asanas (postures) are held for long periods of time, sometimes up to 3-5 minutes, allowing the deep connective tissue to stretch, the fascia to release, and an increase circulation in the joints. Learn to listen to your body and breath, how subtle movements can change the asana completely, and how to find peace in that which brings you discomfort.
When you come to the studio, remove your shoes at the door, and take your belongings to your yoga space. You will be checked in at the door.
Your first class is free. Otherwise, drop-in for $15 or use a class package. Register on Mindbody or www.motathaiyoga.com
(The studio is located at 416 W. Huron Street, across from the YMCA. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha on it.). Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $15 drop in (or package prices). email@example.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]
Reading by Michael Zadoorian, an award-winning Detroit novelist best known for his bittersweet 2009 fable The Leisure Seeker. Recently adapted into a feature film, it's about an elderly couple who take one last, thoroughly unsanctioned vacation. Followed by a poetry and short fiction open mic.
7-8:45 p.m. (sign-up for new participants begins at 6:45 p.m.), for URL email cwPoetryCircle@gmail.com. Free. cwcircle.poetry.blog. [map]
"Reforming and Transforming Our Broken System on Serious Mental Illness": U-M Bipolar Research Program 15th Annual Prechter Lecture.more >
"Reforming and Transforming Our Broken System on Serious Mental Illness": U-M Bipolar Research Program 15th Annual Prechter Lecture.< less
Talk (via Zoom) by American Enterprise Institute political scientist and Atlantic contributor Norman Ornstein. Followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with U-M psychiatry professor Melvin McInnis, U-M learning health sciences professor Amy Kilbourne, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Michigan behavioral health strategy & planning director Julia Kyle, and U-M public health professor Marianne Udow-Phillips.
For URL preregister at bit.ly
Award-winning Lebanese American composer-pianist Yamani joins this Chicago-based jazz & classical chamber ensemble to perform (via Zoom) the world premiere of his four-movement suite, the culmination of a season-long UMS collaborative residency. The work fuses together classical Arab and Black American music-a genre that's been dubbed "Afro-Tarab"-to create pungently idiomatic rhythms.
For URL preregister at ums.org
Ark: Open Stage
All acoustic performers invited. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up (doors open 7:30 p.m.) to perform 8 minutes (or 2 songs) each. The most talented and popular Open Stage performers are offered their own evenings at the Ark. $3 (members, seniors, & students, $2).
Blue LLama: Tumbao Bravo
Veteran local Afro-Cuban jazz band led by multi-instrumental reeds player Paul VornHagen.
Ypsi Alehouse: "Open Mic"
All acoustic musicians invited.
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