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Calendar of Events

Monday, November 1, 2021






 
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 All Day. 

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán: University Musical Society Digital School Day Presentation.

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Nov. 1-12. Renowned modern mariachi band with a history that dates back to the 1890s. Its repertoire blends traditional mariachi music with new, innovative pieces that engage audiences, often eliciting spontaneous gritos (sing-alongs). Prerecorded live from Tequila in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Recommended for kids in grades K-12 and their families.
For URL preregister at ums.org/performance/school-day-performance-mariachi-vargas-de-tecalitlan. Free. 764-2538.


 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Reinhart Annual Coat Drive: Reinhart Charitable Foundation.

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Reinhart Realtors has teamed up with our agents and the people of Washtenaw County to collect winter coat donations throughout the month of November.
From November 1st through November 30th, you can bring new and gently used coats to any of our Charles Reinhart Sales Offices to donate. Reinhart Office hours are 9am-5pm.
Any Charles Reinhart Sales Office, Any Charles Reinhart Sales Office. Free. Donation. ReinhartRealtors.com



 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Free! 

Reinhart Charitable Foundation Shoe Drive: Reinhart Charitable Foundation (RCF).

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The Reinhart Charitable Foundation is honoring life through donation...one shoe at a time!
The Reinhart Charitable Foundation is having a Shoe Drive. Do you have too many shoes (you know who you are)?
Throughout the month of November, we are accepting new or gently used sneakers and shoes. We will take men, women and children's shoes, all sizes. Unfortunately, we cannot accept shoes with holes, broken heels, athletic cleats, or single shoes.
Drop boxes for shoe collection will be located at all Reinhart Offices & the Gift of Life Office located at 3861 Research Park Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.
Any Charles Reinhart Co. Realtor Office. Free. Donation. Maria (734) 845-6122 or Laurie (734) 658-7158.


 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.  Free! 

"St. Patrick's Dirt Road Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. A slow/moderate-paced ride of 21 miles or so to Independence Lake and back.
Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. [map]


 Noon-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Immortals Invasion": Immortals x Riot Games League of Legends Wild Rift.

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November 1 through November 4, Immortals will host "Immortals Invasion," an esports takeover in Ann Arbor for the student community. In partnership with AAA publisher Riot Games, students can participate in community-driven FREE events at popular spots near campus, such as Garage Bar and Good Time Charley's.
Monday November 1st:
Pinball Pete's - (1214 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - 12:00 - 2:00 pm (First 2 hours)
Tuesday November 2nd:
Good Time Charley's - (1140 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - 5:00 - 7:00 pm ($0.50 tacos)
Wednesday November 3rd:
Ashley's - (338 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - 20% whole day
Quickly Boba Cafe - (1220 S University Ave #100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - First 200 drinks are FREE
Joe's Pizza - (1107 S University Ave Suite B, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) - Free Pizza
Pinball Pete's, Good Time Charley's, Ashley's, Quickly Boba Cafe, Joe's Pizza. Free. immortals@thestorymob.com. immortals@thestorymob.com https://immortals.gg/immortals-invasion-nexus-bash/



 Noon-3 p.m. 

Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy and poker that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $2 (members, free). Masks required. For more information email bpatton@a2gov.org or call 794-6250. [map]


 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Native American Heritage Month: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Nov. 1-30. AADL staffers read quotes, recommend books, highlight local artists, and more to celebrate the lives of Native Americans.
Online at AADL.tv (a YouTube channel). Free. 327-4200.


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"New Perspectives on Campus Sexual Assault Research": U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

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Virtual panel discussion with U-M women's and gender studies grad student Leanna Papp, U-M psychology professor Sara McClelland, Boston University sociology professor Sadia Gundy, U-M education grad student Kamaria Porter, and U-M nursing professor Michelle Kramer. Moderated by U-M Flint Center for Gender and Sexuality director Samara Hough.
For URL preregister at myumi.ch/QA1EZ. Free.


 TBA 

"Dune": Michigan Theater.

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Denis Villeneuve's latest sci-fi epic about a young man destined to ensure the future of his people.
Michigan Theater, 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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. For updated schedule, see MichTheater.org. [map]


 TBA. 

"Last Night in Soho": State Theater.

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Edgar Wright directs this 2021 dark drama about an aspiring young fashion designer who's life turns upside down when she starts to have compelling dreams at night about a dazzling singer from the 60s.
State Theater. 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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. For updated schedule, see MichTheater.org.


 TBA. 

"The French Dispatch": Michigan Theater.

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Nov. 1-16 Wes Anderson directs this anthology film depicting the goings on at a fictional weekly magazine.
Michigan Theater, 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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. For updated schedule, see MichTheater.org. [map]


 12:30-3:30 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. Non-sanctioned duplicate bridge. Bring a partner, or get paired up when you arrive. Beginners welcome.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $3 (members, $2). For more information, including URLs for virtual events, email bpatton@a2gov.org or call 794-6250. Masks required. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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In "Think Again", Adam Grant examines ways we could and should question our opinions and attempt to open other people's minds. Many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn.
You will learn how an international debate champion wins arguments and how the author has coaxed Yankee fans to root for the Red Sox.
Instructor Gerry Lapidus has conducted OLLI book discussions since 2005. The classes are informal and conversational. He leads the first week's discussion and requests volunteers to lead the remaining sessions while he serves as moderator. Please read the Prologue and Section 1 (p.1-32) for the first session.
This study group will meet on Mondays for six weeks beginning on November 1. 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.
This Study Group will be online. Online. $35. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 3-5 p.m.  Online 

"The Bee Lady Talks": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Explore the life of the honeybee in and out of the hive. Instructor Victoria Dluzen McIntyre is an amateur apiarist whose love of honeybees comes to her naturally - her family name 'dluzen' means 'keeper of the bees' in Polish.
Known as 'The Bee Lady', Victoria has travelled around southeastern Michigan giving talks (The Bee Lady Talks) to schools, garden clubs, and civic groups. Come and learn about the mysteries of the hive and how 50,000 bees work together for one common good.
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.
This Study Group will be online. Online. $10. 734-998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu https://www.olli-umich.org



 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! 

"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.  Free! 

Faculty Recital: U-M School of Music.

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A music faculty chamber ensemble performs Ralph Vaughan Williams' Suite No. 1, Beethoven's Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola, and Brahms' Sextet in B-flat Major for strings. Featuring Fabiola Kim and Michael Romans (violin), Yizhak Schotten and Ben Penzner (viola), Amit Eldan and David Caplan (cello), Amy Porter (flute), and Katherine Collier (piano).
U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. Masks required. 764-0594. [map]


 8-9:30 p.m. or so.  Free! 

Comedy Open Mic: The Blind Pig.

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Every Mon. Performances by up to 15 aspiring stand-up comics from around the state. Local comics emcee. To perform, sign up by sending a message on Facebook or Instagram (search "Blind Pig Comedy Show"). Age 21 & up only.
Blind Pig, 208 S. First St. Free. 996-8555. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ypsi Alehouse: Mary Ann Kirt

Pop-folk and indie rock originals by this local singer-guitarist. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 14-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest college student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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