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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, November 9, 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.


 8:30-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Sunrise Nature Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Elle Bogle leads a casual hike to enjoy nature in late autumn.
Goodrich Preserve, 3685 N. Dixboro. Free. Masks strongly recommended. Space limited; preregistration required by emailing boglee@washtenaw.org. [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.


 9:30 a.m. 

Bridge Class: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Bridge Class titled: 2/1 Game Force Bidding System
Text: 2 Over 1 Game Force by Audrey Grant and Eric Rodwell
The class is for those who have a good knowledge of the Std. Amer. Bidding system and are ready to learn a system similar to that with extra gadgets added to improve bidding accuracy. The first 60-75 minutes will be used for lecture with the remaining time left for students to play hands with analysis provided. The 2/1 system is becoming more popular today in the USA. Students are to pre-pay or pay on first day of class. For more info, contact the Senior Center at 794-6250 or the instructor at ray62856@gmail.com.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. $100 members/ $120 non-members. 7347693994. ray62856@gmail.com [map]


 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.  Online 

"Navigating My Own Journey, from Ann Arbor to Three Continents and Back": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Talk (via Zoom) by U-M international diplomacy professor Susan D. Page, a former U.S. ambassador to South Sudan. Third in a series of 10 monthly lectures.
For URL preregister at olli-umich.org. $80 (members, $55) for the 10-lecture series. $10 per lecture for members. Membership, $25 a year. 998-9351.


 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]


 12:30 p.m. 

Bridge Class: R.G. Enterprises via City of Ann Arbor at Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Bridge class on Bridge for Beginners begins 9/14 and runs 13 weeks with no class on 11/2. Time is 12:30pm-2:00pm. Students need to buy the text "Bidding 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]


 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]


 1:30, 3, 5:30, 7, & 8:30 p.m. 

"A Thousand Ways (Part One): A Phone Call": A2SF & UMMA.

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On a simple phone call, you and another audience member - nameless strangers to one another - follow a carefully crafted set of directives. Throughout the journey, a portrait of each other emerges through fleeting moments of exposure and the simple sound of an unseen voice.
This presentation runs each evening from November 9 - 14, 2021, at various times. This experience is conducted entirely over the participant's phone.
Tickets are $10 for general audiences and $5 for students. Each part is a self-contained, complete artistic experience. It is not essential to do both parts or to participate in Part One before Part Two to enjoy the shows.
A Thousand Ways is a three-part performance in which you are the actor and you are the audience. Your words, actions, gestures, silence, thoughts, and willingness are the tools. You need no training. You are the expert. This presentation follows this past summer's successful July run.
Obie Award-winning theatermakers, 600 HIGHWAYMEN, know
Phone. $10 general audience | $5 for students. thousandways@a2sf.org https://tickets.a2sf.org/events



 1:30, 3, 5:30, 7, & 8:30 p.m.  Online 

"A Thousand Ways (Part One): A Phone Call": 600 Highwaymen (Ann Arbor Summer Festival).

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Nov. 9-14. Reprise of the summer production of this virtual interactive performance art piece curated by NYC theater artists Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone-the duo behind the Obie-winning company 600 Highwaymen-in which 2 randomly chosen ticket holders speak on the phone and, guided by an automated voice, follow a scripted set of prompts. The questions start out silly ("Name the yellow-colored items around you") and grow progressively more intimate ("What's a detail you think someone wouldn't notice in a person they admired") with the aim of encouraging storytelling, triggering imagination, and nurturing empathy. After an hour of connecting, or not, the phone call finishes in the same fashion as the beginning: with an instruction to hang up. Suitable for ages 16 & up.
1:30, 3, 5:30, 7, & 8:30 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.), 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, & 7 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), for URL preregister at a2sf.org. Tickets $10 (students, $5) online or by calling 764-2538. BoxOffice@a2sf.org. [map]


 4-5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Sacred Hands: Manuscripts of the Three Abrahamic Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam": U-M Special Collections Research Center After Hours.

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A virtual discussion of this online exhibit with Library's special collections research center curator Pablo Alvarez, and Middle Eastern & North African studies and religious studies librarian Evyn Kropf.
For URL preregister at myumi.ch/1p37O. Free. 763-8994.


 5:30 p.m. 

Monthly Movie Night: Ann Arbor Ski Club.

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All invited to join club members for a night out at the movies. Meet at Red Robin for drinks and apps, discuss which film to see later on, then head across the street to the Ann Arbor 20 for the screening.
Red Robin, 3797 Carpenter. Movie tickets $10.50 ($5 for Cinemark rewards members). a2skiclub@gmail.com. [map]


 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


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Grief Centered Yin Yoga with Debbie on Zoom": GrieveWell.

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No experience is needed to join in this online, restorative Yin yoga session. Mind Body RX instructor, Debbie Klemptner, will lead us through this session to allow us time to be still, and notice our connections between our body and mind to find healing.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-975-0238. info@grievewell.com www.grievewell.com/calendar



 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. 

U-M Women's Basketball vs. Grand Valley State.

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The U-M has an exhibition game against Grand Valley State (Nov. 4, 7 p.m.), and regular season home games this month vs. IUPUI (Nov. 9, 7 p.m.), St. Francis (Brooklyn) (Nov. 13, 2 p.m.), UMass-Lowell (Nov. 16, 6 p.m.), and Oakland (Nov. 22, 7 p.m.).
Crisler Center. Tickets $6 & $8 at mgoblue.com/tickets. Masks required. 764-0247. [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.


 7-9 p.m. or so  Online 

"Bluegrass Jam Circle": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome. Masks required. For updates, see a2bluGrass.com.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5. Masks required. For updates, see a2bluGrass.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Gentrifier": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Nonfiction author Anne Elizabeth Moore discusses (via Zoom) her latest memoir, a deep dive into the thorny ethics of owning and selling property as a white woman in a majority Bangladeshi neighborhood in the majority Black city of Detroit.
For URL see literatibookstore.com/event/2021-11. Free. 585-5567.


 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"On a Sunbeam": Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss (via Zoom) Tillie Walden's expansive graphic novel romance about a crew of construction workers who fly their spaceship from job to job rebuilding the relics of the past.
For URL email esrabkin@umich.edu. 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.


 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local Morris dancers lead participants in an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs, all sung via Zoom. No set program; all participants welcome to lead a song with a singable, reasonably easy-to-learn chorus.
For URL email bsagan@msu.edu. Free.


 7 p.m. 

"Sabina: Tortured for Christ, The Nazi Years": Fathom Events.

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(John Grooters, 2021). The true story of an ambitious atheist who became one of the most admired Christian women in Communist Romania.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973-8424) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500). Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door.


 7 p.m. 

"Strong World": Fathom Events.

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(Munehisa Sakai, 2021). Dubbed (Nov. 7) and subtitled (Nov. 9) screenings of the 10th feature film in the massive One Piece Japanese anime pirate fantasy franchise.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973-8424) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500). Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door.


 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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"All Souls Informal Sharing": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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All are invited to join branch members to remember departed friends, relatives, and historical figures. The ceremony will begin with a reading for the dead from Rudolf Steiner's Momento Mori verses, followed by an opportunity to share thoughts and memories.
Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. Masks required for the unvaccinated. 276-5294. [map]


 7:30-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Rain: A Natural and Cultural History": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss University of Florida environmental journalism professor Cynthia Barnett's new book.
Online at bit.ly/wisdomofnature. Free. 971-1157, MeetUp.com/Sierra-Club-Huron-Valley.


 7:30 p.m. 

"Strictly Ballroom": Michigan Theater.

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Baz Luhrmann directs this delightful 1992 comedy about 2 iconoclastic young dancers who take on the ballroom dancing establishment in Australia.
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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ark: Darrell Scott

Veteran Nashville singer-songwriter and string virtuoso who, as the Boston Globe puts it, "is to Nashville what Richard Thompson is to Britain and what Paul Brady is to Ireland." His "Hank Williams' Ghost" was named Song of the Year at the 2007 Americana Music Awards. $25 [venue info]

Blind Pig: Secondhand Serenade

All ages admitted. Indie pop quartet from L.A. $23-$25. Openers: Dangerous Summer, a Denver rock quartet, and SayWeCanFly, the stage name of Canadian emo singer- songwriter Braden Barrie. $23-$25. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Walter White Big Band

Traditional big band led by Detroit trumpeter-composer White. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Anything Goes Open Stage"

All acoustic musicians invited for an online version of this popular open mike. 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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