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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, November 2, 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 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.


 9-10 a.m.  Online 

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

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


 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]


 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 info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353.


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Self-Guided Fall Color & Sandhill Crane Tour": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Oct. 10-Nov. 24. Maps for fall color routes and crane viewing areas are available at the Discovery Center desk. Also, on-request showings of The Sandhill Crane Story.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Tues.-Sat.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. Free; Michigan recreation passport ($17 at the gate) required. 475-3170. [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 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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Every Tues., Sept. 21-Dec. 7. Weekly talks on Zoom. Nov. 2: University of Chicago anthropology professor Alice Yao on "An Inquiry into Environmental Knowledge Production During the Han Dynasty." Nov. 9: Tsinghua University (Beijing) public policy professor Zhilin Liu on "When Campaign-Style Enforcement Meets Local Strategic Compliance: The Case of National Affordable Housing." Nov. 16: Albion College East Asian history professor Joseph Ho on "Visual Technologies, Missionary Modernity, and Transnational Visions in Sino-US Encounters." Nov. 23: London School of Economics social science professor Blake Miller on "The Logic of Social Media Repression in China." Nov. 30: University of Western Ontario economics professor Terry Sicular on "Catching up with the West: Chinese Households Join the Global Middle Class."
For URL preregister at events.umich.edu/group/2625. Free. chinese.studies@umich.edu, 764-6308.


 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]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Tues. & Fri. if there is sufficient interest; call ahead.
2401 Plymouth Road. Free. 998-9353, info.tswp@umich.edu. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Where Do We Go from Here? The Afghan Refugee Crisis": U-M National Center for Institutional Diversity.

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Livestream panel discussion with NYU international education professor Dana Burde, U-M social work professors Ashley E. Cureton & Odessa Gonzalez Benson, and U-M urban planning professor Ana Paula Pimentel Walker. Q&A.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/umafganrefugees. Free. ncidinfo@umich.edu.


 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, info.tswp@umich.edu. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Writing Opera, Singing Blackness": The University of Michigan Residential College.

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Elitist associations are strong in the genre of opera; they can even be painful and offensive. In this talk Naomi André will outline the complications around representations of Blackness in opera and then explore how the opera stage has become a space for Black narratives and social justice in operas from the 19th-century up through a golden age of Black operas that we are experiencing now.

Register to attend at https://myumi.ch/BoGj1
Virtual. Free. Online. rc.communications@umich.edu



 4 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Writing Opera, Singing Blackness" with Naomi André: University of Michigan Residential College Robertson Memorial Lecture:.

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Elitist associations are strong in the genre of opera; they can even be painful and offensive. In this talk Naomi André will outline the complications around representations of Blackness in opera and then explore how the opera stage has become a space for Black narratives and social justice in operas from the 19th-century up through a golden age of Black operas that we are experiencing now.
> Naomi André is Professor in Women's Studies, Afroamerican and African Studies, and the Residential College Arts and Ideas in the Humanities program at the University of Michigan. She has published "Voicing Gender: Castrati, Travesti, and the Second Woman in Early Nineteenth-Century Italian Opera" (2006), "Blackness in Opera" (2012, edited collection), "Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement" (2018), and a 2021 collection of essays titled "African Performance Arts and Political Acts" that is due to be released shortly before this lecture by U-M Press.
The talk will be 4-5pm, with Q&A until 5:30.
Online, Register to attend this event at https://myumi.ch/BoGj1. Free. Online. rc.communications@umich.edu https://myumi.ch/BoGj1



 4-6 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

"Intrepid Women Travelers in Greece": U-M Classical Studies Department Gerald F. Else Lecture.

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Memoirist and former New Yorker copy editor Mary Norris discusses the travels in Greece of Virginia Woolfe, Edith Hamilton, and other women writers. Livestream available at bit.ly/ummarynorris.
Michigan League Hussey Rm. Free. Masks required. 764-0360. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Online  Hybrid 

"Silver Democracy: Youth Representation in Aging Japan": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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Talk by U-M Japanese studies visiting professor Charles T. McClean. Livestream available; preregister at myumi.ch/bvQPw.
1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Writing Opera, Singing Blackness": U-M Residential College Robertson Memorial Lecture.

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U-M Afroamerican and African studies professor Naomi André gives a Zoom presentation on how the opera stage has functioned as a space for social justice since the 19th-century.
For URL preregister at myumi.ch/BoGj1. Free. 764-5513.


 5-7 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/



 6-9 p.m. or so.  Online 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their projects and swap tips.
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. $2 monthly dues. Facebook.com (search "Ann Arbor Stitch 'n Bitch"), momofpipi@gmail.com. [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 Interfaithspirit.org. Donation $5-10 per class.
Zoom. Online. Donation. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Death Cafe": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Interfaith Center Minister Annie Kopko leads a frank conversation about death via Zoom.
For URL see InterfaithSpirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated. 327-0270.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
Stony Creek United Methodist Church, pavilion in the backyard, 8635 Stony Creek Rd, Ypsilanti. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467, info@HVharmonizers.org. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Trivia Night: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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Every Tues. All invited to form teams of 4 or so persons to compete in a 2-round family-friendly trivia contest on Zoom featuring a range of questions from entertainment and history to pop culture and geography. Solo competitors are matched up together.
For URL email burrbarr7@hotmail.com. Free.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Practical Buddhism": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center Sunday Talks.

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Every Tues. Recorded talks by the late Jewel Heart founder Gelek Rimpoche. Followed by livestream discussion.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/practicalbuddhism. Free. 994-3387.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"When This is All Over/Cuando Esto Termine": U-M Institute for the Humanities Gallery.

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LA-based mixedmedia artist Shizu Saldamando joins U-M Institute for the Humanities gallery curator Amanda Krugliak to discuss her exhibit on display this month (see Galleries). Saldamando also gives a talk on 11 Thursday (see listing).
7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Institute for the Humanities Gallery, 202 S. Thayer. Free. Masks required. 936-1930. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with the long-running group German Speakers Round Table.
7-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Elvis Costello: Live Nation.

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One of the most creative and versatile voices of contemporary rock 'n' roll, Costello first appeared in the late 70s as part of the British "new wave," a category he quickly transcended. With his brainy lyrics about all manner of private and public infidelities, canny melodic sense, stylistic versatility, and barbed vocal style that's alternately harsh and tender, Costello is routinely identified as the true heir of such disparate predecessors as Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly, and Cole Porter. His current show features hits and obscurities from throughout his more than 40-year songwriting career, and he's backed by The Imposters, his longtime band.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $65-$280 in advance at TicketMaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets, and (if available) at the door. Masks & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12. (800) 745-3000. [map]


 8:30-9:30 p.m. 

Social Dance: The Dance Pavilion.

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Every Tues. & Fri. Ballroom dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. Preceded from 8-8:30 p.m. by practice (Tues.) or a group lesson (Fri.). Bottled water & chips provided.
8:30-9:30 p.m. (Tues.) & 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Fri.), 1918 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. $12 (Tues.) & $15 (Fri.). TheDancePavilion.com, 369-9700. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blue LLama: Patrick Fitzgibbon Band

Detroit jazz ensemble led by composer-percussionist Fitzgibbon. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Songwriters Open Mike"

All songwriters invited for an online version of this popular open mike, now in its 25th year. Hosted by Jim Novak. For online info, and to reserve a performing slot, see meetup.com/Ozs-Music-Songwriters-Open-Mic [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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