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Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 14, 2021

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 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Reinhart Annual Coat Drive: Reinhart Charitable Foundation.

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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.

 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.  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 Free. 794-6627.

 9-10:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Racial Equity in the Food System": First United Methodist Church Conversations About Science and Religion.

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Presentation by U-M School of Social Work researcher Kathryn Colasant on local, state, and national efforts to achieve food justice. Followed by a group discussion. Livestream available by contacting Debbie Houghton at 662-4536 or (phone preferred).
FUMC Calkins Hall, 120 S. State. Free. Masks required. 662-4536. [map]

 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. [map]

 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Ode to the West Wind: Embracing Gray Skies": Tantre Farm Honey Bee U-Pick.

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Nov. 13 & 14. All invited to drop in to help plant such perennial plant-based proteins as chestnut, hazelnut, pecan, and walnut trees. Also, native nut tastings of black walnut, shagbark hickory, and hazelnut. Dress for outdoor work and bring water. Followed at 5 p.m. by a bonfire with a chestnut roast and hot cider. Bring something to sit on, if you'd like.
Tantre Farm Honey Bee U-Pick, 5700 Scio Church Rd. Free., 475-4323. [map]

 10:45 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Interfaith Sunday Service: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for Sunday service via Zoom or in Person. Details at Interfaithspirit.Org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Free. Online. 7343270270. [map]

 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market of local handmade arts and crafts, now in its 30th year.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market Pavilion, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [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]

 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center Sunday Talks.

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Every Sun. Talk by Jewel Heart resident spiritual advisor Demo Rinpoche, followed by a discussion facilitated by Jewel Heart staffers.
For URL preregister at Free. 994-3387.

 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Art on the Lake": Local Ann Arbor Artists Open House and Sale.

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Nov. 12 & 13. Show and sale of works by nationally known local artist Carol Furtado, with woven, felted, and dyed hats & scarves and silk wearables.
505 Lakeview Ave. Free admission. Masks and vaccinations required., 358-2409. [map]

 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to join a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free. 846-9418,

 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 (a YouTube channel). Free. 327-4200.

 noon-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]


"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 [map]


"Julia": Michigan Theater.

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Opens Nov. 14 Fred Zinnemann's new documentary on Julia Child.
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 [map]


"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 [map]

 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, & 7 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.

 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Youthful Spirits Class for Young People": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Spiritual Classes for Young People via Zoom. Free, but donations are appreciated.
Zoom. Free. Online. 734-327-0270.

 1 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Wrestling vs. Cal State- Bakersfield.

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For location (Cliff Keen Arena or Crisler Center), see Free. 764-0247. [map]

 1, 2:30, 4, 5:30, & 7 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 Tickets $10 (students, $5) online or by calling 764-2538. [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; at the door, $11 (kids ages 2-12, $9; under age 2, free). Masks required. 929-9324. [map]

 1-2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Living Room Lectures: How to Build Wealth: A Primer on Saving for Retirement": Jewish Community Center/Beth Israel Congregation.

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Livestream talk by Money Mindfulness CEO Ellen Abramson.
For URL preregister at Free. 971-0990.

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Song To Table": Chelsea District Library in partnership with Catfish & Onion.

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Song to Table celebrates Alan Lomax and the Library of Congress's historic recording trips to Michigan during the Great Depression. Join Catfish & Onion, musician Paul Burch and chef Catie Baumer Schwalb, for a celebration of American culinary and musical culture. The first event of a two-part series airs on Zoom Sunday, Nov. 7 at 2:00 pm with Paul Burch and grammy award winner Fats Kaplin discussing the influence of the recorded trips on Kaplin's music, and performing several songs together, followed by a live chat with Paul. Chef Catie Baumer Schwalb will demonstrate a 1932 recipe for a "mystery" cake made with a can of tomato soup during the second part of the series on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 2:00 pm. Stop by the library to pick up recipe cards featuring Catie's recipes or visit the website for more information. The recorded two-part series will be available online to enjoy until Dec. 14, 2021.
Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main St., Chelsea. Free. 734-475-8732. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

Cohousing Tours: Touchstone Cohousing.

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Sunday Tours of Ann Arbor's 3 cohousing communities have begun again! Cohousing creates a community of friends who work, share, learn, grow and play together. Our neighborhood feels like home to all who want to live and visit here. It is a comfortable space that supports both individual expression and shared experiences. The Ann Arbor area is unique in the US for having 3 cohousing communities. Tour all three condominium communities, Sunward, Great Oak, and Touchstone, and you'll get an idea of what it's all about.
Touchstone Common House, 560 Little Lake Drive. Free. 734-274-9110. [map]

 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

Hanukkah Bazaar: Women of Temple Beth Emeth.

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Nov. 12, 14, 19, & 21. Sale of gelt, candles, dreidels, menorahs, gift wrap, toys, cards, kitchen items, jewelry, and more.
3-7:30 p.m. (Fri.) & 2-5 p.m. (Sun.), WTBE gift shop, 2309 Packard. Free admission. Masks required. (216) 288-7841. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"All About the Trio: Kerrytown Concert House.

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U-M jazz piano professor Ellen Rowe leads her trio in the 1st in this annual series of programs that covers different aspects of jazz trios. Today: "A Tribute to Chick Corea." With bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $13-$50 in advance at and at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 769-2999. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"All Together Now": Forever After Productions.

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Nov. 12-14. Sarah Chapman directs a 50-member cast in this Plymouth-based company's lively family-friendly musical-theater revue of tunes from Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, Rent, Fiddler on the Roof, Sister Act, Newsies, and more. Part of a program sponsored by Music Theatre International that allows local productions to be staged without licensing or other fees to help with the financial recovery from the pandemic and celebrate the return of live theatre. Skyline High School and Ann Arbor Civic Theatre also perform this revue this weekend (see listings).
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun), Risen Christ Church, 46250 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth. Tickets $15 in advance at and (if available) at the door. 547-5156. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"All Together Now": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Nov. 12-14. Brian E. Buckner directs local actors in this cabaret-style show (see the Forever After Production listing above). Stars Anne Bauman, Eli Gray, Lily Getcher, Jessica Terlep, Shannon Clark, Zoe Van Slooten, Kimberly Lock, Vicki Reackhof, Chris Yu, JD Benison, Louie Chen, Scott Johnston, Ryan Cupp, and others.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), A2CT, 322 W. Ann. Pay-what-you-can in advance at or at the door. Masks & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. [map]

 2-4 p.m. 

"Always … Patsy Cline": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Nov. 11-28 (except Nov. 25). Local actors perform Ted Swindley's musical based on the relationship between the famous country singer and a Houston housewife who was one of her biggest fans. The story, drawn largely from letters written between the two women, is interspersed with many of Cline's hits, including "Crazy," "Anytime," "Walkin' After Midnight," "She's Got You," and "Sweet Dreams."
7:30-9:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat. & Nov. 28) & 2-4 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 7714 Ann Arbor St, Dexter. Tickets $40-$48 in advance at 268-6200. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Funny Girl": U-M Musket.

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Nov. 12-14. Jonas McMullen directs this student ensemble in a production of Jule Styne's 1964 musical based on the life and career of Broadway star Fanny Brice, played by Barbra Streisand in the show's original run.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Power Center. Tickets $15-$20 (students $7-$13) available in advance at and at the door. Masks required.

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Wood Carving": Saline Area Historical Society.

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Demonstration by 2016 Woodcarving Illustrated Woodcarver of the Year Floyd Rhadigan.
109 W. Michigan, Saline. Free., 944-0442. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Men on Boats": U-M Theatre Department.

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Nov. 11-14. Emily Lyon directs an all-female cast in Jaclyn Backhaus' satirical 2015 drama about John Wesley Powell's 1869 expedition down the Colorado river, a play that one Time Out New York critic calls a "thrilling, gender-flipped slice of manifest destiny."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Arthur Miller Theater, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $30 (students, $13) in advance at Masks required. 764-2538. [map]

 3 p.m. 

"Changemakers": U-M School of Social Work/U-M Residential College Drama Program.

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Aria Davis directs a cast of School fo Social Work faculty, students, and alumni in this collaborative drama about the the early history of the school, from its creation in 1921 shortly after the end of a global Spanish Flu pandemic and the 1st World War through the height of the Great Depression, when the social work program moved to Detroit where it Among the major themes is the struggle for racial justice, including challenging segregation on the University of Michigan campus.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sun.), School of Social Work, 1080 South University. Space limited, preregistration required at (Nov. 12), (Nov. 13), & (Nov. 14). Info: email Emma Krzyzaniak at [map]

 3 p.m. 

"Castle in the Sky": Fathom Events.

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(Hayao Miyazaki, 1986). Dubbed (Nov. 14 & 18) and subtitled (Nov. 15) Japanese anime about 2 children in a race with pirates to find a magical castle. Ann Arbor 20 only. 3 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Mon. & Thurs.)
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.

 3 p.m. 

"Mam and Me": Michigan Irish Repertory Theatre.

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Nov. 12-14. David Kiley directs this local company in Dolores Mannion's one-act comedy about the ups & downs of a mother-daughter relationship. The play received its world premiere in Cork, Ireland, earlier this year. Preceded by music and Irish storytelling by MIRT artistic director Kiley and Mind the Gap Theatre founder Adrian Diffey. Distanced seating.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets $25 in advance at and at the door. Masks & proof of vaccination (or negative COVID test) required. 276-7183. [map]

 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Phase VIII of the Living Oral History Project": Ann Arbor District Library/African-American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County.

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Premiere showing of the latest installment of this ongoing oral history project of filmed interviews with local Black residents sharing their experiences living in the area throughout the 20th century. Interviewees include Lois Allen-Richardson, Sharon Gillespie, Mary McDade, Patricia Horne McGee, Diana McKnight Morton, Alma Wheeler Smith, Laurita Thomas, Dolores Turner, James Turner, and Nancy Cornelia Wheeler.
Online at Free. 327-4200.

 4 p.m.  Online 

"Mexican-Jewish Cooking": Jewish Community Center.

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PBS Pati's Mexican Table host Pati Jinich discusses her new cookbook Treasures of the Mexican Table with food writer Adeena Sussman.
For URL preregister at $10 (members, students, and seniors, $5); for a copy of the cookbook & the talk. 971-0990.

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Sunday Meads + Movies": Bløm Meadworks.

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Every Sun. Today: "Fantastic Mr. Fox" (Wes Anderson, 2009). Stop-motion animated family film based on Roald Dahl's classic tale about the clever Mr. Fox who outwits lumpish chicken farmers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. All ages welcome, but minors encouraged to be accompanied by adult.
Bløm, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free. Proof of vaccination required. 548-9729. [map]

 4 p.m.  Online 

"The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women's Resistance Fighters in Hilter's Ghettos": Jewish Community Center.

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NYC-based writer Judy Batalion discusses her new book.
For URL preregister at $10. 971-0990.

 5:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Thurs. & Sun. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. Game materials provided.
5:30-9 p.m. (Sun.) & 5:30-10:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Bill's Beer Garden, 210 S. Ashley. Free. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"High Society": Fathom Events.

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(Charles Walters, 1956). Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Grace Kelly star in this musical comedy about a woman torn between 3 men on the eve of her wedding. Cole Porter score with a musical cameo by Louis Armstrong. 7 p.m. (Wed. at both theaters & Sun. Emagine only) & 3 p.m. (Sun. at both theaters).
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.

 8 p.m.  Free! 

Campus Symphony Orchestra & Campus Philharmonia Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Separate performances by these ensembles of nonmusic majors. The Philharmonic performs Chad Hughes' Visions of a Renaissance, the 2nd movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Dvořák's Slavonic Dance No. 2, and Edward German's Three Dances from Henry VIII. The Symphony performs Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Hiawatha Overture, the intermezzo from Mascagni's Cavaleria Rusticana, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.
Hill Auditorium. Free. Masks required. 615-3204. [map]

 9 p.m.  Free! 

Burnout Society Film Club: 8-Ball Movie Night.

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Screening of 2 films, with trivia at intermission. 21 & up only.

"Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" (Penelope Spheeris, 1998). Documentary about youth music movements. "Airheads" (Michael Lehmann, 1994). Comedy about band members, hoping for their big break, who break into a radio station to play their demo tape.
The Blind Pig (enter through 8-Ball Saloon, beneath the Blind Pig), 208 S. First. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ark: San Fermin

Brooklyn-based 8-piece baroque pop ensemble led by the classically trained composer and multi-instrumentalist Ellis Ludwig-Leone. The band's music has been praised for its agile blend of compositional complexity, pop grandeur, and gritty rock energy. Opener: Pearla, the stage name of Nicole Rodriguez, a young Brooklyn pop-folk singer-songwriter whose music is an ethereal, often melancholy blend of pop, folk, and psychedelia. $25. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Palm Grease

Local jazz-funk fusion ensemble with saxophonist Bobby Streng, guitarist Kris Kurzawa, bassist Damon Warmack, and drummer Jesse Kramer. [venue info]


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