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Calendar of Events

Monday, November 8, 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.


 9-11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"I Know Who Caused Covid-19: Pandemics and Xenophobia": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Talks (via Zoom) by Emory University psychiatry professor Sander Gilman and Essex University (UK) history professor Zhou Xun.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/umjsnovember. Free. 763-9047.


 10-11;30 a.m.  Online 

"Investing, Economics, and Finance": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This Study Group will be online. Computerized Investing.
Using your computer can help you actively select mutual funds and ETFs for investment. Index funds do not always win. There are managed funds that beat the indexes, but how do you find them, research them, and compare them?
We will show you how to use Morningstar and other resources to answer these and other questions about actively managed funds while you explore how to integrate them into your portfolio. Time permitting, we will explore other web-based investment tools and investing in individual stocks.
Dale is a retired research professor and Bob is a director and current Vice-President of the SE Michigan Chapter of Better Investing.
Robert Shaw and Dale Brandenburg lead this course on Mondays November 8 through December 6 from 10:00 - 11:30 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 class.
Online. Online. $30. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 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]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Grieve Well During the Holidays": GrieveWell.

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GrieveWell program director Christy Miller, LMSW ACSW will provide information about grief and help you develop a concrete plan for managing grief during the holidays.
Online. Free. 734-975-0238. info@grievewell.com grievewell.com/calendar



 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"On Fooling Yourself: The Mechanics of Motivated Reasoning": U-M Economics Department.

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Talk by U-M psychology professor David Dunning.
For URL preregister at bit.ly/foolingyourself. Free. 764-2355.


 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.


 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 

"Have You Checked Your Personality Lately?": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Are you the same person you think you are? Are you the same "person" everyone else thinks you are? Like to try a few, very short personality "quizzes". (Ok, this is really just for FUN! It's absolutely no real attempt to analyze you. And, you don't have to divulge the outcomes!)
Over an hour or so, we'll do 4 or 5 exercises such as the Sherwin Williams Color Preference, the short-form Enneagram and even an old Meyers-Briggs initial quiz. I'll come up with a couple of others! We'll poll the class to see our range of personas.
Instructor Doug Stowell has been a national OLLI Instructor since 2018. His career includes Director of Market Research for the Xerox Corp., U.S. Director for National Opinion Polling, Ltd. (UK), and Senior Consultant with Wirthlin Polling in DC. He opened his own firm in 2002 and conducts global consumer issues surveys.
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



 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"How to Count Like an Egyptian": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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We will explore some ways that ancient cultures used mathematical ideas for counting, trading, measuring, keeping track of time, scheduling religious practices, recreation, and design. As we become familiar with these practices we will gain insights into each culture.
This course requires no mathematical expertise, only curiosity about those who came before us and their traditions. Expect a fun and lively course with interactive activities.
This study group, led by Instructor Joan Jones, will meet on Mondays on November 8 and November 15. 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. $15. 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]


 6:30 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

"Eco-Printing: Releasing Nature's Secrets": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Michigan felt artist Dawn Edwards discusses and shows examples of this method of printing that uses a heating process to transfer plant pigment and patterns onto textiles. Livestream available, request access on AnnArborFiberArts.org/contact.
Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. Masks required. AnnArborFiberArts@gmail.com. [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!  Online 

"Children, Caregivers, and Mental Health: Through Covid-19 and Beyond": First Presbyterian Church.

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Livestream talk by Michigan Medicine clinical psychiatry professor Sheila Marcus.
Online at bit.ly/covid19andbeyond. Free. 662-4466.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Colonel Orlando H. Moore: American Hero": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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Talk by area historian John Urschel about this Michigan Civil War soldier.
For URL email jfepperson@gmail.com. Free. aacwrt.org.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"My Wilderness": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Award-winning poet Maxine Scates joins (on Zoom) Michigan writer Diane Seuss to discuss her latest collection, a personal chronicle of how the woods, once a natural refuge, have turned into a landscape of change where trees are now threatened by storms and the presence of people. Scates extends this theme to her own life, examining her partner's life-threatening illness and the deaths of her closest friend and 100-year-old mother to highlight the tenuous nature of our connections.
For URL see literatibookstore.com/event/2021-11. Free. 585-5567.


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Scandinavian Music Jam.

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Oct. 11 & 25. Bruce Sagan leads a virtual acoustic jam session devoted to traditional music from Sweden and Norway. All instruments welcome, no experience necessary.
For URL email bsagan@msu.edu. Free. (908) 721-2599.


 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]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Oboe Studio Recital: U-M School of Music.

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U-M oboe students perform the premiere of a commissioned work, African American composer Gary Powell Nash's Flaxen Ultramarine, as well as other solo and ensemble works.
U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. Masks required. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Rhiannon Giddens: The Ark.

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This versatile Americana songster, the widely heralded leader of the African American string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops, sings with a piercingly resonant voice. She is accompanied tonight by multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, her collaborator on her 2019 album there is no Other, and her new CD They're Calling Me Home, a collection of songs, recorded with Turrisi in Ireland during the Covid lockdown, engaging the longing for the comfort of home as well as the metaphorical call home of death.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $35-$60 in advance at theark,org & the Michigan Union Ticket Office, and at the door. 761-1451. [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:

 

Ark: The Lone Bellow

Brooklyn-based country-soul trio whose music sets songs of heartache and tribulation to music driven by swelling 3-part vocal harmonies and rousing group choruses Opener: Early James, an Alabama Americana singer-songwriter known for his dark, wryly humorous lyrics whose influences range from Tom Waits-to whom he is sometimes compared-to Fiona Apple. $30-$119. [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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