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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, November 16, 2021






 
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 9-10 a.m.  Online 

"Coffee with Marta.": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Biweekly social hour with local retired psychologist Marta Skiba.
Free for members. $25 annual membership. For more information and to register, see olli-umich.org or call 998-9351.


 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 (canceled) 

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.  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. 

"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]


 3 & 7 p.m. 

"ParaNorman": Fathom Events.

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(Sam Fell & Chris Butler, 2012). Animated thriller-comedy about a boy who can speak with the dead. 3 p.m. (Emagine only) & 7 p.m. (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.


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Una Tertulia.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Socializing group for Spanish speakers.
2401 Plymouth Road. Free. 998-9353, info.tswp@umich.edu. [map]


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Accessibility and Museums: Creating Inclusive Experiences": University of Michigan Museum Studies Program.

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The participants will discuss accessibility and audience engagement in museum programming and interpretation. They will draw on their experiences and research in developing meaningful opportunities for all visitors to encounter the wonder and enrichment of museums and explore new strategies for inclusive practice.
Register via Zoom: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SKURXIlWS46abqHoEKA9gg
Online via Zoom. Free. 734-936-6678. ummsp@umich.edu http://ummsp.rackham.umich.edu/tribe-event/accessibility-and-museums-creating-inclusive-museum-experiences/



 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 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]


 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! 

"If These Walls Could Talk: Researching Your House": Ypsilanti District Library.

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Curious about your house's past? Learn how to uncover the who, when, and what of your house.
Bob Myers from the Historical Society of Michigan will explain how to uncover house histories, including who built them and when, their architectural styles, and the stories of the families who called them home. In partnership with the Ypsilanti Historical Society.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti. Free. 7344824110. skonen@ypsilibrary.org https://attend.ypsilibrary.org/event/5479495 [map]



 7-9 p.m.  Online 

Channeled Spiritual Discussion Group: Deep Spring Center.

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All invited to discuss (via Zoom) their metaphysical questions with others with similar interests. The evening is led by Aaron, a "being of light" channeled by Barbara Brodsky who offers a talk on a variety of spiritual practices, including Vipassana and Pure Awareness meditation. Q&A.
For URL preregister at DeepSpring.org. $10-$30 suggested donation. 477-5848, DeepSpring9@gmail.com.


 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.  Free!  Online 

Jen Shyu: U-M Center for World Performance Studies/U-M SMTD Virginia Martin Howard Lecture Series.

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This CWPA artist-in-residence, a composer and multi-instrumentalist, discusses her use of non-Western instruments. Shyu performs her multilingual multimedia show Zero Grasses on Thursday Nov. 18 (see listing).
For URL preregister at lsa.umich.edu/world-performance. Free. cwps.information@umich.edu.


 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 p.m.  Free! 

"If These Walls Could Talk: Researching Your House": Ypsilanti District Library/Ypsilanti Historical Society.

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Michigan Historical Society programming director Bob Myers explains how to discover who built your home and when, the architectural styles used, and the stories of the families who previously inhabited it.
YDL Community Room, 5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti, Free. 482-4110. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Journey with Jesus": Fathom Events.

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(Tony Evans, 2021). Documentary about a family's travels in the Holy Land.
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.


 7-8:30 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 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Volunteers: Growing Up in the Forever War": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Journalist Jerad Alexander, a former marine, discusses (via Zoom) his new memoir about growing up in a military family, the fantasies of heroism that animated his childhood, and how serving abroad as a soldier led him to question that mythology.
For URL see literatibookstore.com/event/2021-11. Free. 585-5567.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Nov. 2 & 16. Club members show their projected digital images (Nov. 2) and prints (Nov. 16) on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Night Photography."
Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 Liberty. Free. Masks and proof of vaccination required. 327-4781. [map]


 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. 

The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio.

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Open mic storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Ten storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 5 minute story on "Fortune"-judged by a 3-person team recruited from the audience. Seating limited; arrive early.
7:30 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Blind Pig, 208 S. First St. General admission tickets $15 in advance at TheMoth.org beginning a week before each event. (212) 742-0551. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Great Gatsby": Michigan Theater.

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Baz Luhrmann's 2013 adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.
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]


  7:30-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Ypsi Night": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Ypsilanti Township Parks & Recreation Commission rep Tajalli Hodge discusses her experience fundraising for, designing, and implementing a new native plant garden in Ypsilanti's Sugarbrook Park. Also, City of Ann Arbor sustainability and innovation staffer Julie Mills shares information about rooftop solar installation bundles.
Online at bit.ly/ypsinight, MeetUp.com/Sierra-Club-Huron-Valley.


 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 an optional lesson. Drinks & snacks.
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 p.m. 

U-M Men's Basketball.

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The U-M also home games this month vs. Buffalo (Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m.), Seton Hall (Nov. 16, 9 p.m.), and Tarleton State (Nov. 24, 7 p.m.).
Crisler Center. Tickets $20 at mgoblue.com/tickets. Masks required. 764-0247. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ark: Carsie Blanton

Versatile New Orleans-based pop-folk singer-songwriter with a flair for revitalizing an array retro styles whose fans include John Oates, Loudon Wainwright III, and Paul Simon. $20. [venue info]

Blue LLama: The 1's and 2's

Detroit Motown and R&B cover band. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Pat Clinton

Folksy originals & covers by this local singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist. [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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