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Saturday, November 6, 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.


 8 a.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]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

parkrun USA.

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Every Sat. All invited to join a timed 5-km run/walk.
Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt Rd. Free, but first-timers are requested to preregister at parkrun.us/Lillie. lillie@parkrun.com, facebook.com/LillieParkRun. [map]


 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 a.m.-noon.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Every Sat. & Sun., except Nov. 27 & 28. All invited to help remove invasive plants in city parks. Wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, & work gloves. Tools, snacks, & know-how provided. All minors should be accompanied by a caregiver. Nov. 6: Lakewood Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon), meet at 400 Sunnywood Dr. Nov. 7: Foxfire South Park (9 a.m.-noon), meet at 2100 Birchwood Dr, and Barton Nature Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 1010 W. Huron River Dr. Nov. 13: Berkshire Creek Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon), meet at 3070 Warwick Rd., and Furstenberg Nature Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 2475 Fuller. Nov. 14: Black Pond Woods (9 a.m.-noon), meet at 2080 Tibbits Ct., and Bluffs Nature Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 236 Sunset Rd. Nov. 20: Bird Hills Nature Area (1-4 p.m.), meet at 1866 Newport Rd. Nov. 21: Scarlett-Mitchell Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon), meet at 3300 Lorraine St.
Various times & locations; preregistration required at vhub.at/NAP. Free. 794-6627.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"The Great Pumpkin Roll": Saline Parks & Recreation.

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All kids invited to race their old jack-o-lanterns for a mystery prize. Hot cider and doughnuts.
Mill Pond Park, end of W. Bennett St., west of Ann Arbor St., Saline. Free. 429-3502.


 9:40 a.m. 

Donation Morning Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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This class is a great way to begin your day. Wake up your body and mind with slow flow and gentle stretches.
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.
Choose an option to donate from $10-$20, or use a class package. Register on Eventbrite. 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 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. $10-20 Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

African Violet Display and Sale: Michigan State African Violet Society.

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Show and sale of African violets, other gesneriads, terrariums, and fairy garden plants.
U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission; metered parking. Mask required. LynnAllen0413@comcast.net, 647-7600. [map]


 10 a.m.-10 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: "Children's Program" (for age 5 & up). Screening of Marta Karwowska's "Tarapaty 2," a family adventure about a pair of Polish siblings who must recover a stolen painting to exonerate their aunt. 10 a.m. "The Hero" (Milena Dutkowska, 2021). Short film about a 10-year-old orphan who dreams of becoming a real-life hero. 6 p.m. "Magnezja (Magnesium)" (Maciej Bochniak, 2020). Western-inspired story set in the 1920s on the Polish/Soviet border about twin brothers who set out to rob a rival crime family run by 2 sisters. 6:45 p.m. "Teściowie (Parents-in Law)" (Jakub Michalczuk, 2021). Comedy about a wedding that's canceled at the last minute, and the parents of the couple who insist that the reception must go on anyway. 9 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.


 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. 

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]



 10 a.m.-4 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.-1 p.m. 

"Paint Like Bob Ross": Hudson Mills Metropark.

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Ted Simpson, a certified area Ross instructor, leads a hands-on craft session for all age 13 & up, demonstrating the process of painting a detailed landscape scene in the same fashion the iconic host of The Joy of Painting did.
Hudson Mills park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $65, preregistration required by Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. $17 vehicle entry fee. 426-8211. [map]


 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]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Saturday Morning Physics": U-M Physics Department.

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Nov. 6 & 20. Popular series of online talks by U-M faculty, aimed at general audiences. Nov. 6: U-M physics professor James Wells on "Deciding the Next Big Science Experiments." Nov. 20: U-M biophysics professor Jens-Christian Meiners on "The Mechanics Behind Decompression Sickness."
For URL see SaturdayMorningPhysics.org. Free. 764-4437.


 11 a.m. 

"Donation YinYasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Yinyasa Yoga is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. The Vinyasa postures flow from one to the next to create internal heat. The Yin postures are held for longer periods of time to allow the muscles to relax and the connective tissues to be gently stretched. Appropriate for all levels.
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.
Choose an option to donate from $10-$20, or use a class package. 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, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. $10-20 Donation. info@motathaiyoga.com motathaiyoga.com [map]



 11 a.m.-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]


 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.  Free! 

U-M Women's Rugby vs. MSU.

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Mitchell Field East, south side of Fuller. Free. umwrfc.com.


 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]


 Time TBA. 

U-M Football vs. Indiana.

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Michigan Stadium. Tickets $70-$110. For mask requirements, see mgoblue.com. 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]


 12:15 p.m. 

"Suspension-Extension Coyopa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Yoga--unlike other yoga class you've taken before. This high intensity class uses straps (similar to TRX) to stretch muscles that can be difficult to stretch in other exercises. Class starts with stretching, moving to a flow sequence that will get the heart rate up. The straps are used to help balance and stretch deeper (and safely) into yoga postures. Usually you will feel the stretches in your tighter/weakest muscles first. Your first couple classes may be intense, but if you continue to come to this class, you will notice big changes! This class can help build strength, relieve pain, release tension, increase flexibility, and prevent injury. The studio will be heated between 90-95 degrees for this class, so bring a water bottle. Your first class at the studio is free!
You can park in the studio's parking lot for free. Same parking lot as the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with a red buddha on it. Pre-register on our website (www.motathaiyoga.com) or on Mindbody.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $15 drop in (or package prices). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [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]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off some animals native to Michigan (2 & 4 p.m.), including the cougar, opossum, black rat, and snapping turtle. Also, the chance to see the conservancy's other animals.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; under age 2, free) in advance at TheCreatureConservancy.org; at the door, $11 (kids ages 2-12, $9; under age 2, free). Masks required. 929-9324. [map]


 1:30-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness Campfire & Tea": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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All invited to let go of your daily stresses around a campfire with herbal tea and quiet meditative reflection led by Mindful City cofounder Julie Woodward and WCPARC naturalist Elle Bogle. Bring something comfortable to sit on and a mask.
County Farm Park, 2230 Platt. Free. Capacity limited; email boglee@washtenaw.org to reserve a spot. ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"National Bison Day Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Shawn Severance leads a hike through a tallgrass prairie, the native home of the bison.
Leonard Preserve, meet at the dead end of Union St. north off Main west of M-52, Manchester. Free. Space limited; preregistration preregistration required by emailing severances@washtenaw.org. Masks strongly recommended.


 6-10:30 p.m. 

Kirchweihfest: Ann Arbor Schwaben Verein.

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This annual fall festival features a German dinner followed by dancing to German polkas and other European dance music by Fort Wayne-based Jay Fox & the Jammin' Germans.
6-10:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.), Plumbers & Pipefitters Hall (UA Local 190), 7920 Jackson Rd., Dexter. Tickets $30 (includes dinner & beverages) at the door only. Reservations recommended: call John Jarvis (954-0281), Richard Ebenhoeh (612-2583) or Mark MacArthur (474-7017). [map]


 6-7:50 p.m. 

"DJ Skate": Arctic Coliseum.

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Skating to Top 40 music.
6-7:50 p.m., Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr. (off Manchester Rd., 1/2 mile south of the intersection of Old US-12 & M-52), Chelsea. $8 (includes skate & rental). 433-4444. [map]


 6:30-9 p.m. 

Murder Mystery Dinner Show: The Dinner Detective Ann Arbor.

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Dinner while actors masquerading as fellow diners enact a hilarious murder mystery in which actual audience members may find themselves a prime suspect.
Ann Arbor Marriott, 1275 S. Huron, Ypsilanti. $65 includes gratuity; preregistration required at TheDinnerDetective.com/ann-arbor/murder-mystery-tickets-showtimes. (866) 496-0535. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

Sacred Sound Journey: Verapose Yoga & Meditation House.

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Join Victoria for this 75-minute sound journey of crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, drumming and other sacred sound instruments at Verapose Yoga & Meditation House in Dexter, Michigan. She begins with guided meditation and relaxation techniques to expand your ability to find equilibrium and harmony, thus opening a portal of creativity and connection during her sound journey.
Sacred sound vibration therapy is a powerful non-invasive healing modality and beneficial to restoring our total wellbeing at the cellular level--heart, mind and body. Some may even experience spontaneous physical healing. The effects can be a more harmonious sense of wellbeing in resonance with higher vibratory frequencies that can last for a few hours, days or longer.
Space is limited. Bring a yoga mat, blanket, pillow, bolsters and optional eye mask.
Sign up at https://veraposeyoga.com/events/
Verapose Yoga & Meditation House, 3173 Baker Road, Dexter. $40. victoria@victoriaschon.com www.veraposeyoga.com/events [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 & 9:30 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]


 8 p.m. 

The Paxton/Spangler Septet: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Veteran Detroit drummer RJ Spangler and trombonist-vocalist Tbone Paxton lead a band of area musicians in "Anthem for a New Nation," a program of seminal works by one of their seminal influences, the South African jazz composer-pianist Abdullah Ibrahim.
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. 

"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. 

"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 p.m. 

"The American Re-Awakening: Hope, Joy, and Reinvention": U-M Men's Glee Club.

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This popular student chorus presents a revue of American choral music, with works by contemporary composers, as well as folk songs and spirituals.
Hill Auditorium. Tickets $7-$23 (students with ID $5) in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu and at the door. Masks required. 764.2538. [map]



 
 
 

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Ark: Madison Cunningham

Acclaimed young Americana singer-songwriter whose music Rolling Stone describes as a "a new spin on West Coast folk- rock, with classical tendencies, electric guitars, jazz-school chord changes and alt-rock strut." Opener: S.G. Goodman, a singer-songwriter from rural western Kentucky whose debut album, Old Time Feeling, showcases her otherworldly voice, which soars above a blend of gritty guitars, bottomland grooves, and plaintive balladry. $20. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Olivia Van Goor Quartet

Ensemble led by young Detroit-area jazz singer & composer Van Goor. [venue info]

Club Above: "Bridging the Gap."

Hip-Hop showcase with several local hip-hop acts TBA. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz

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

Ypsi Alehouse: Norm Andresen

Toe-tapping rock 'n' roll by this local singer-guitarist. [venue info]

 
 


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