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Calendar of Events

Friday, November 5, 2021






 
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 All Day.  Online 

Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival Documentary Films, Shorts, and Interviews with Festival Winners.

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Polish, subtitles. Highlights include Grzegorz Głuszak's Historia Człowieka, Który Uwolnił Tomasza Komendę (The Story of a Man who Set Tomasz Komenda Free) about a man wrongfully convicted for murder; Opowieść o Miłości (Love Story), Rafał Bryll's documentary about a Jewish girl and a Polish boy who fall in love in Nazi occupied Poland; Paweł Podolski's Czy Potwory Jedzą Kiwi? (Do Monsters Eat Kiwi?), a comedy short about 2 brothers trying to lure a monster out of the closet; and Michał Ciechomski's Uległość (Submission), a dark tale of an angler who catches the biggest, most disgusting fish in a fishing competition and brings apocalyptic destruction to the world.
Online at MichTheater.org. Free. AnnArborPolishFilmFestival.com.


 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.


 7 P.M.  Free!  Online 

Kal Penn: Literati Bookstore.

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The prolific actor, a former White House Office of Public Engagement aide for Barack Obama, discusses (via Zoom) his new memoir You Can't Be Serious, a collection of both awkward and ridiculous stories from his highly improbable life and the challenges he faced as the child of immigrants making his way in Hollywood.
For URL preregister at literatibookstore.com/event/2021-11. $33 (includes a copy of the book). 585-5567.


 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Reinhart Annual Coat Drive: Reinhart Charitable Foundation.

  community member   < less Reinhart Coat Drive

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.


 10-11 a.m.  Online 

"Southern Cuisine in the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This Study Group will be online. The Janice Bluestein "Longone Culinary Archive" encompasses thousands of documents illuminating the production, promotion, preparation, presentation, consumption, and appreciation of food and drink in America. This presentation will focus on materials from the American South and will offer an introduction to Southern Cuisine and its representation in print through published cookbooks of the 19th and 20th centuries, from Mary Randolph's 1824 "The Virginia House-Wife" to Mary Jackson and Lelia Wishart's 1971 "The Integrated Cookbook".
NOTE: Please be aware that this lecture includes some publications with racist images and text, which will be discussed within historical context.
Juli McCloone leads this course on Friday November 5 from 10:00 - 11:00 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. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 10 a.m.  Free! 

Pop Up Craft Show.

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Please join us for a Pop-up Craft Show!
November 5-6, Friday and Saturday
10am to 3pm
1677 Pond Shore Drive, Ann Arbor
Our talented crafters have assembled a show of handcrafted items and gift ideas. Stop by and show your support for local small businesses this holiday season.
• Hand built pottery
• Knit outerwear, soft toys and gifts
• Puzzles, home décor and felt jewelry
• Jewelry and pins
• Various one of a kind hand crafted bags, pouches, and gifts.
Calumet Knits, 1677 Pond Shore Drive, Ann Arbor. Free. 7346454442. calumetknits@gmail.com [map]



 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Stamp Show": Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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Nov. 5 & 6. This large annual stamp show, now in its 46th year, features 22 dealers from 7 states selling U.S. and foreign stamps, covers, postcards, and collector supplies. Also, stamp packets for beginning collectors, a public Peninsular State Philatelic Society meeting (Sat., 2 p.m.), and more.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri.) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.), St. Luke Lutheran Church, 4205 Washtenaw Ave. Free admission. Masks required. AnnArborStampClub.org, arbor@provide.net, 761-5859. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Friday Morning Dirt Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced ride on mostly gravel roads, with destinations determined by group. Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves; carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
Free. Info on "Joe's Breakfast": a2dan@sbcglobal.net. "Morning Dirt": (412) 302-9960.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Joes Breakfast Club": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Fri. A moderate-paced ride, 25 miles or more, to Dexter and beyond. Breakfast at the Riverview Cafe in Dexter. Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves; carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks. For other AABTS rides, see aabts.org.
Meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 276-2096.


 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]


 11 a.m. & 12:30,1:30 & 2:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Fri.-Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows. Expedition Reef (11 a.m.) explores the life cycle of coral reefs and what scientists are doing to keep coral bleaching events at bay. Sky Tonight (12:30 & 2:30 p.m.) shows off of the current night sky. Sea Monsters (1:30 p.m.) follows an animated Late Cretaceous water creature though the great inland sea that divided North America in 2.
U-M Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. $8. Masks required. 764-0478. [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-5 p.m.  Free! 

Sandra Osip Exhibition "There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in": U of M North Campus Research Complex Galleries.

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This one person exhibition features new work by the artist.Sandra Osip was born in Detroit, Michigan and earned Bachelor of
Science from Wayne State University, and Master of Fine Arts
from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has received two Michigan
Council of Arts awards and a public art commission titled
"Progression" for the Detroit People Mover "Art in the Stations"
project, in the Fort/Cass Station.

Osip's artwork has been included in exhibitions at the Hill Galleryin Birmingham, Michigan, Wasserman Project, Detroit, Michigan and Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; and it can be found in many permanent art collections including the Detroit Institute of Art, Robert and Karen Duncan, Ray-O-Vac, Cranbrook Art Museum, and 1st National Bank of Chicago.
Sandra moved to New York 1990. She received a McDonald
residency in Peterboro, New Hampshire in 1992, and was the
recipient of the prestigious New York Foundation of Arts award.
U of M North Campus Research Complex Gallery, 2800 Plymouth Road, Building 18. Free. 734 936 3326. serrag@med.umich.edu https://ncrc.umich.edu/life-ncrc/occupant-amenities/art-program [map]



 noon-5 p.m  Free! 

Stephanie Sarris Exhibition "Rhythmic Patterns": U of M North Campus Research Complex Galleries.

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Sarris' paintings are acrylic and mixed media on paper and canvas. The theme of her work is genre based environments/objects that she has experienced. The spaces and objects reflect images that have affected her emotionally. They constantly incorporate the balance of structure vs. gesture. The selection of the grid structure is used as a digest to view ideas drawn from a spectrum of personal/cultural sources. The compositions reflect interior spaces that contain various objects and/or spatial viewpoints. The placement of images, colors and brushstrokes connection to rhythm/movement is essential. The element of rhythm is passionate and spiritual through every mark and stroke. Intense hues of color are used to create an all over pattern that is both gesture and calligraphic. The touch is expressive through its vigorous application.
U of M North Campus Research Complex Galleries, 2800 Plymouth Road, Building 18. Free. 734 963 3326. serrag@med.umich.edu https://ncrc.umich.edu/life-ncrc/occupant-amenities/art-program [map]



 Noon-1:20 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Indomitable Violence: A History of Twentieth-Century Europe": U-M Center for European Studies Annual Distinguished Lecture.

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University of Zaragoza (Spain) history professor Julián Casanova discusses (via Zoom) his new book which plays up the importance of the histories of the countries in Mediterranean, Central, and Eastern Europe.
For URL preregister at events.umich.edu/event/86192. Free. 647-2743.


 Noon.  Free!  Online 

"Is the Philippines Asia's Banana Republic? Vertical Disintegration After Empire": U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

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Talk (via Zoom) by U-M anthropology fellow Alyssa Paredes.
For URL preregister at events.umich.edu/event/87095. Free. 764-0352.


 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Live from Giza! Life in the Field": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Flash Talk.

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Fifteen-minute virtual talk (live from Egypt) by U-M archaeology professor Richard Redding. Q&A.
For URL see lsa.umich.edu/kelsey. Free. KelseyMuse@umich.edu.


 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. 

"Eternals": State Theater.

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Opens Nov. 5 Chloé Zhao directs the latest installment in the marvel franchise about a race of immortal beings, who've secretly protected humans against evil forces for thousands of years, unite against an existential threat.
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. 

"Spencer": State Theater.

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Opens Nov. 5 Pablo Larraín directs this haunting reimagining of a tense Christmas holiday Princess Diana took with the Royal Family.
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 

U-M Ice Hockey.

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This month's schedule also includes home games vs. MSU (Nov. 5, TBA), Notre Dame (Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. & Nov. 20, 8 p.m.) and Niagara (Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m. & Nov. 27, 7 p.m.).
Yost Ice Arena, 1016 S. State. Tickets $10 and up. Masks required. mtickets@umich.edu, 764-0247. [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]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Biodiversity Lab Chats": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Fri.-Sun. through Nov. 21. Museum educators show how and why scientists process DNA samples from plants and animals.
Natural History Museum Biodiversity Genomics Lab, 1105 North University. Free. Masks required. 764-0478. [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.


 5-10 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 26-Nov. 7. A large corn maze with 3.5 miles of trails and 3 exits to allow for routes of various lengths. Also, a U-pick pumpkin patch, produce, craft sale, hayrides, duck races, pedal cars, a kids play area with a mountain of straw and a corn box, and more. Maps ($1) & food available.
5-10 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sun.), 6175 Daly Rd. (half mile west of Zeeb), Dexter. $12 (kids ages 5-12, $9; age 4 & under, free) online only at BlastCornMaze.com/hours-pricing. [map]


 5:30-9 p.m. 

"Pets and Pajamas Movie Night": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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All ages 5-11 invited to watch Abominable, Jill Culton's 2019 animated adventure about 3 friends who try to reunite a Yeti with its family. Also, interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Events also hosted at Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center (5245 Jackson, ste. A1). Tickets $35 (additional children, $15). Preregistration required at tickettailor.com/events/hshv, 661-3575. [map]


 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Capture The Flag Fridays": All Hands Active.

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Every Fri. All invited to try to capture a virtual flag by solving a computer security problem (or series of problems), ranging from basic computer usage to some programing. Led by AHA members; beginners welcome.
For URL preregister at MeetUp.com/AllHandsActive. Free, but donations required.


 6 p.m. 

Reiki I & II Training: 7 Notes Natural Health.

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Reiki is a Japanese spiritual practice that supports healing and personal development. The word Reiki roughly translates to "spiritual energy". Practicing the system of Reiki helps to restore a sense of balance, relaxation, and a general sense of well-being. If you are looking for a natural, non-invasive, and simple method of healing, you should give Reiki practice a try.
In this training, we will cover the concepts in both Reiki I and II trainings. Including all reiju/attunements. Upon completion, students will receive a certificate of completion suitable for personal and professional practice.
Reiki I & II Training fee is $333.
Friday 6 - 8 pm via ZOOM
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm with a 90 minute lunch break
NOTE - Saturday morning will be online, the afternoon will be in person partner work.
Sunday 10 am - 5 pm with an hour lunch break
NOTE - Sunday will be in person
7 Notes Natural Health, 3830 Packard Road, Suite 120. $333. 248-962-5475. rob@robmeyerkukan.com https://fb.me/e/11Vz1SNZf [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Men's Rugby vs. Indiana.

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Mitchell Field, south side of Fuller. Free. mrugby.com.


 6:15 p.m. 

Slow Flow Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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This yoga class will help you find the space between poses while still retaining the gentle rhythm of a flow yoga class. Slow Flow classes are a combination of Vinyasa Flow and Hatha yoga, with fewer transitions than a typical Vinyasa yoga class. 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!
Pre-register on our website (www.motathaiyoga.com) 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 drop in (or package prices). motathaiyoga@yahoo.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

First Friday Shabbat: Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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All invited to a brief livestreamed Shabbat observance with secular readings, candle lighting, wine rituals, challah, and Yahrzeit observance to remember loved ones.
For URL preregister at JewishCulturalSociety.org/shabbat. Free, but donations accepted. 975-9872.


 6:30-9 p.m. 

"Euchre Change a Life!"

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Five-game euchre tournament. Sign up with a partner, or get paired with one by the organizers. Prizes. Proceeds benefit Haitian Emmanuel Christian School children in 3 locations.
2|42 Community Center Ann Arbor, 648 S. Wagner Rd. $10 donation per player in advance by Nov. 3 at Facebook.com/EuchreChangeALife; $20 at the door. EuchreChangeALife@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Hybrid 

Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival.

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Nov. 5-7 Three days of Polish films at the Michigan Theater. Polish, subtitles. Today:"TAK.BLISKO (CLOSE2U)" (Marek Głuszczak, 2019). Short film about a young man who takes a job impersonating a fortune teller over the phone. 7:10 p.m."Żeby Nie Było śladów (Leave No Traces)" (Jan P. Matuszyński, 2021). Docudrama about the 1983 murder of opposition poet Grzegorz Przemyk by Polish communist authorities and the single witness who decides to fight for justice and to testify against the police. 7:45 p.m.
Tickets $12 (students & seniors, $7; U-M students with ID, free; children's program, $5; family ticket for children's program, $15; virtually screened documentaries, short films & interviews with festival winners, free). Masks and proof of vaccination for adults, required. AnnArborPolishFilmFestival.com. Various times.


 7-8:30 p.m. 

"First Friday Open Hours for Adults": The Creature Conservancy.

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Presentation (7:30 p.m.) for age 18 & up on some animals native to Eurasia, including the Sven the reindeer, Mike the English shire horse, and Mango the Burmese python. Also, the chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including porcupines, muntjacs, macaws, and more.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org (capacity limited). 929-9324. [map]


 7-8 & 8-9 p.m. 

"New Moon Night Adventures": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Naturalist Kelsey Degring leads a hike to gaze upon fall constellations and learn their stories and to look & listen for animals and learn how they use their senses to roam around the park at night. Followed by a bonfire with hot cocoa & s'mores. Dress for the weather. Bring a flashlight or headlamp if you like.
Independence Lake County Park, meet at the Beach Center Pavilion, 3200 Jennings Rd. (north off North Territorial), Whitmore Lake. $5 per household (up to 4 members). $6 vehicle entry fee. Space limited; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org (registration IL461100). Masks strongly recommended. Info: contact Julie at shonerj@washtenaw.org or sigdaj@washtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]": Horizon Performing Arts.

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Nov. 4-7. Connor Rhoades directs area performers in the Reduced Shakespeare Company's acclaimed 90-minute transformation of Shakespeare's 37 plays into a fast-paced, hilarious, and outrageously irreverent blend of Marx Brothers-style absurdity and Three Stooges slapstick. Stars Maria Hollobaugh, John Lamb, and Vaughn Louks.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $13) in advance (recommended) at horizon.booktix.com and at the door. Masks required. HorizonPerformingArts.mi@gmail.com. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Ken Evans: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Nov. 5 & 6. High-energy Minneapolis-based comic known for his self-deprecating stories that are often derailed by his own neurotic and clumsy tendencies. His first live performance at an open mic in 2000 was done on a whim. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15 reserved seating in advance, $17 general admission at the door (capacity reduced). 996-9080, aaComedy.com. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Making Worlds": Booksweet Bookshop.

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Readings of work that celebrates reimagined realities. With local writers Ann Epstein, Ashwini Bhasi, and Sonya Vann DeLoach, as well as Oregon-based poet Leah Klass. Also, audience members encouraged to contribute a sentence or more to Booksweet's "Never Ending Story."
Booksweet, Courtyard Shops, 1729 Plymouth Rd. Free; preregistration required at ShopBooksweet.com. Masks & proof of vaccination required. 929-4112. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Sally Barris: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).

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Nashville-based alt-country singer-songwriter who sings in a high mountain soprano. Her folk- and Celtic-flavored songs have provided hits for the likes of Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack. "Sally Barris has a voice like sparkling crystal. Her writing is from a deep, yet innocent, place and her point of view is just a bit off center. It reminds me of the first time I heard Beth Nielson-Chapman or Nanci Griffith," says country and bluegrass singer Kathy Mattea.
FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. $15 in advance at GreenWoodCoffeeHouse.org or 665-8558 (leave a message with your name, performance date, & # of tickets), and at the door. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Cinderella (Cendrillon)": U-M School of Music.

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Nov. 4-7. Abbigail Coté directs U-M voice students accompanied by the U-M Symphony Orchestra in this production of Jules Massenet's 1899 comic opera adapted from the classic fairy tale. Sung in French, English supertitles.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $24-$30 (students $13) in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu/5208. Masks required. 764-2538.


 8 p.m. 

"Mr. B 1-2-3: #1 Ballads & Blues": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Ann Arbor's Mark "Mr. B" Braun has established an international reputation as one of the most exciting interpreters of traditional boogie-woogie and blues piano. Tonight he presents a program of blues standards and blues-based ballads.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $13-$50 in advance at KerrytownConcertHouse.com and at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 769-2999. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Sing Happy!": Theatre Nova Fundraiser.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 28-Nov. 7. Diane Hill directs area singer-actors in local composer R. MacKenzie Lewis's cabaret-style revue showcasing the songs of the Broadway team of Kander and Ebb. The show is a sequence of songs and medleys from Chicago, Cabaret, and many other Kander and Ebb musicals, both famous and obscure, arranged to throw into relief their exploration of the mysteries of life and love. Performers are Jason Briggs, Kristin Clark, John DeMerell, K. Edmonds, Diane Hill, Elizabeth Jaffe, Sarah Stevens, Connor Thomas Rhoades, and Roy Sexton.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets $30 in advance at TheatreNova.org and (if available) at the door. Masks and proof of vaccination required. 635-8450, a2theatreNova@gmail.com. [map]



 8:30-10:30 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]


 9-11 p.m. 

Angell Hall Observatory Open House: U-M Student Astronomical Society.

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All invited to peer through the observatory and rooftop telescopes and to view planetarium shows. Also, short astronomy presentations by club members.
5th floor rooftop observatory, Angell Hall (enter through Haven Hall on the Diag side of the building). Free. Masks required. 764-3440. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ark: Sam Lewis

Highly regarded young Nashville-based country-soul singer- songwriter dubbed "a modern Townes Van Zandt" by Chris Stapleton. His 2018 album, Loversity, is a collection of "swampy Southern soul" songs that marry "social commentary with infectious grooves [that] just have that 'feel good' quality," says a Glide Magazine review. $20. [venue info]

Blind Pig: The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am Not Afraid to Die

All ages admitted. Veteran indie rock band from Willimantic (CT). Openers: Bent Knee, a widely acclaimed avant-garde rock band from Boston known for its sonic mutability that's fronted by the multi-octave vocals of Courtney Swain, and Gates, a rock singer-songwriter. $20-$25. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Bob Sweet Quartet

Jazz ensemble led by veteran local drummer Sweet, an original member of the Sun Messengers. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz

Jazz originals and standards by a local ensemble led by singer- bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Live: Medicine Men

This local dance quintet plays classic R&B and Motown. With vocalist Terry Samuels, guitarist Pete Bullard, keyboardist Andy Adamson, bassist Chris Goerke, and drummer Mike Moneart. They are fronted by the local Westside Girls, the vocal duo of Cheryl McIntire and Carol Shaw. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Kinks & the Krew

Robert Plant tribute band led by local drummer-vocalist T. Kinks Heiss. [venue info]

 
 


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