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Friday, November 19, 2021






 
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 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Reinhart Annual Coat Drive: Reinhart Charitable Foundation.

  community member   < less Reinhart Coat Drive

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. ReinhartRealtors.com



 10-11 a.m.  Online 

"Birch Bark at the University of Michigan": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This Study Group will be online. While birch bark is more commonly found in natural history collections, it is less common in libraries. The need to learn more about the history and material technology of birch bark in bookmaking arose when Marieka Kaye, head of conservation and book repair for the U-M Library, received a copy of Simon Pokagon's "The Red Man's Rebuke".
The fragility of this small booklet made it unsafe to handle and required repair to continue allowing its use. From there, Kaye delved into further birch bark holdings at U-M, learning much about the significance of the use of birch bark, how birch bark was harvested and processed for this type of use, and the historical context in which Pokagon's birch bark booklets were created for the Victorian era.
Marieka Kaye leads this course on Friday November 19 from 10:00 - 11:00 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 session.
Online. Online. $10. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Friday Morning Dirt Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced ride on mostly gravel roads, with destinations determined by group. Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves; carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
Free. Info on "Joe's Breakfast": a2dan@sbcglobal.net. "Morning Dirt": (412) 302-9960.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Joes Breakfast Club": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Fri. A moderate-paced ride, 25 miles or more, to Dexter and beyond. Breakfast at the Riverview Cafe in Dexter. Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves; carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks. For other AABTS rides, see aabts.org.
Meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 276-2096.


 10-11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Native American Boarding Schools as a Tool of U.S. Empire": U-M Clements Library Bookworm.

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Livestream talk by Veronica Pasfield, a member of Bay Mills Indian community in the UP.
For URL preregister at clements.umich.edu/public-programs/bookworm. Free. 649-3370.


 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]


 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 & 3 p.m. 

NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship.

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Nov. 19 & 21. Playoff games featuring the 4 national semifinalists.
Noon & 3 p.m. (Fri. semifinals) & 2:30 p.m. (Sun. final), Ocker Field, 1202 S. State. $15 per game (students, $12); $25 for championship pass (students, $20). mgoblue.com/tickets, 764-0247. [map]


 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.

  community member   < less untamed, 2021 (fabric, wood, wire)

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.

  community member   < less Leaf Berry Dance, 2021 (acyrlic on canvas)

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-1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Detroit's Most Polluted Zip Code: History, Science, and Environmental Justice": Ann Arbor Area League of Women Voters Lunch & Learn.

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EMU chemistry professor Gavin Edwards discusses the community in zip code 42817 near Boynton and Oakwood Heights.
For URL see LWVwashtenaw.org (click "Calendar"). Free. LunchAndLearn@lwvAnnArbor.org.


 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. 

"King Richard": State Theater.

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Reinaldo Marcus Green directs this heartwarming drama about the guidance and coaching Serena and Venus Williams got from their father Richard Williams.
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.


 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]


 1-3 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]


 3-7:30 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]


 4:30-6 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Scaffolding of the Rule of Law: Legal Violence, Policing, and Scientific Interrogations in India": U-M Center for South Asian Studies.

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Talk (via Zoom) by Drew University (New Jersey) political science professor Jinee Lokaneeta.
For URL preregister at events.umich.edu/event/85617. Free. csas@umich.edu.


 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Songs As Unique Artefacts of Cultural Layers: The Legacy of a Misunderstood Troubadour": U-M School of Music Curry Distinguished Lecture in Musicology.

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Talk (via Zoom) by Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) social science professor Manuel Pedro Ferreira on the songs written by Alfonso X (1221-1284), King of Castile and León.
For URL see events.umich.edu/event/87753. Free. 764-0583.


 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Capture The Flag Fridays": All Hands Active.

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Every Fri. All invited to try to capture a virtual flag by solving a computer security problem (or series of problems), ranging from basic computer usage to some programing. Led by AHA members; beginners welcome.
For URL preregister at MeetUp.com/AllHandsActive. Free, but donations required.


 6-10 p.m.  Online 

33rd Annual Virtual Gaming Convention: U•Con.

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Nov. 19-21. Hundreds of competitors are expected to tune in online to play a wide spectrum of virtual tabletop games, including board games of all kinds and role-playing games. Complete schedule of events available at ucon-gaming.org.
6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.), for URL see ucon-gaming.org/GameConSuite/gcs/events/index.php. Pay what you can. contact@ucon-gaming.org. [map]


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

Opening Reception: Catch Us While You Can! Pop-Up Gallery on Main St.

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Informal performances by local musicians, including Cheryl Dawdy of the renowned singer-songwriter Chenille Sisters trio. For the lineup, see cheryldawdy.com. Opening reception of an exhibit of visual art by Dawdy and other local artists (see Galleries). Note: Incorrectly listed as "Peaceable Pop-Up" in the November print issue.
210 S. Main. Free. Masks required. 834-4208, www.cheryldawdy.com. [map]


 6-7:30 p.m. 

"Nature Hike in the Beaver Moon Light": Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation.

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Leisurely hike led by park staff.
Lillie Park, 4365 Platt Rd. $10 for Pittsfield-residents (non-residents, $15); preregistration required by Nov. 17 at pittsfield-mi.gov/recreation. 822-2120. [map]


 6:15 p.m. 

Slow Flow Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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This yoga class will help you find the space between poses while still retaining the gentle rhythm of a flow yoga class. Slow Flow classes are a combination of Vinyasa Flow and Hatha yoga, with fewer transitions than a typical Vinyasa yoga class. 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. Your first class is free!
Pre-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. $15 drop in (or package prices). motathaiyoga@yahoo.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 7 p.m. 

"Painting pARTy": Whitepine Studios.

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Come and join us for our next painting pARTy on November 19th from 7-9pm, in our beautiful downtown Saline studio and gallery. We will be painting a Whimsical Snowman to add to your holiday decorations! Enjoy painting, sipping, and sharing a few laughs with friends and family. Seats are limited; sign up early.
Register at: whitepinestudios.org
Whitepine Studios, 141 E MIchigan Avenue,, Saline. $37. 7343302079. joanne@whitepinestudios.org whitepinestudios.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Peace Generator: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us in creating Peace for our planet. Meditate, chant, set intentions Held at The Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth. Free, but donations appreciated.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Free. Online. 734-327-0270. Interfaithspirit.org [map]


 7 p.m. 

"365 Days/365 Plays": EMU Theatre Department.

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Nov. 19-21. A group of 8 EMU alumni, faculty, and grad students direct students in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks's collection of vignettes written over the course of a year-a play each day. By turns hysterical and provocative, confrontational and fanciful, they depict an artist responding in different ways to her world. Post-performance talkback. Suggested for mature audiences.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Sponberg Theatre, Ford St. (off Lowell at Jarvis), Ypsilanti. Tickets $10 in advance at EMUtix.com, by phone (487-2282), and at the door. Masks required. 487-1220, emich.edu/EMUtheatre.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Chants of St. Cecilia": American Guild of Organists.

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Program TBA by local organist Marijim Thoene and singers from the AGO Ann Arbor Chapter.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2250 E. Stadium. Free. WebAdmin@AnnArborAGO.org. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Creatures of the Night": The Creature Conservancy.

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Conservancy staffers show various live nocturnal animals to compare and contrast their behavior and characteristics. Highlighted by a white-necked raven, Burmese python, hedgehog, and the chance to see Harper the cougar play. For age 18 & up only.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $15 in advance at TheCreatureConservancy.org. Masks required. 929-9324. [map]


 7-8 & 8-9 p.m. 

"Full Moon Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Elle Bogle leads a hike to learn about beavers and their nocturnal building activities.
Independence Lake County Park, meet at the Beach Center Pavilion, 3200 Jennings Rd. (north off North Territorial), Whitmore Lake. $5 per household (up to 4 members). $6 vehicle entry fee. Space limited; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. Info: contact Julie at shonerj@washtenaw.org or sigdaj@washtenaw.org. Masks strongly recommended. 971-6337. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Sports journalist Ivan Maisel discusses (via Zoom) his heartbreaking memoir about his teenage son's suicide. The book explores the father and son relationship, the devastating consequences of our tendency to overlook men's mental health, and the healing power of grieving.
For URL see literatibookstore.com/event/2021-11. Free. 585-5567.


 7 p.m.  Online 

"Poetry Reading with Ginny Bentz.": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Online poetry sharing session hosted by this local editor.
Free for members. $25 annual membership. For more information and to register, see olli-umich.org or call 998-9351.


 7:30 p.m. 

Al Jackson: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Nov. 19 & 20. This 7th-grade teacher-turned-comic is a ubiquitous presence on both MTV and Comedy Central who's known for edgy, hard-nosed observational humor delivered with a laid-back swagger and a beaming smile. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) and 9:30 p.m. (Sat. only), 212 S. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15 reserved seating in advance, $17 general admission at the door (capacity reduced). 996-9080, aaComedy.com. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

U-M Ice Hockey.

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This month's schedule also includes home games vs. MSU (Nov. 5, TBA), Notre Dame (Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. & Nov. 20, 8 p.m.) and Niagara (Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m. & Nov. 27, 7 p.m.).
Yost Ice Arena, 1016 S. State. Tickets $10 and up. Masks required. mtickets@umich.edu, 764-0247. [map]


 7:30-9:30 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 TheEncoreTheatre.org. 268-6200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"She Kills Monsters": Community High School Ensemble Theater.

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Nov. 19-21. Emily Wilson-Tobin directs Community High students in Qui Nguyen's 2011 comedy about a still grieving high school teacher who, after finding her dead sister's Dungeons and Dragons playbook years after her death, belatedly enters her sister's fantasy world filled with 90s pop culture. "The whole enterprise is kind of dopey and kind of invigorating and kind of remarkable," says a New York Times review. "It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart." Cast: Ava Tiedemann, Brook Fagan, Ebie Lamb, Fia Kacvinsky, Gabriel Semrau, Ionie Steudle, Jasmine Lowenstein, John Reed, Laurel Peterson, Leila Durrie, Lila Fetter, Maia Genisio, Malia Weber, Mathias Takacs, Matthew Gallego-Strasma, Nadya Matish, Nic Idzikowski, Poppy Magee, Sadie Todd, Selene Koremenos-Tsebelis, and Violet Knyal.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.). Tickets $20 (students & seniors, $12) in advance at showtix4u.com and (if available) at the door. a2cet.org. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Antigone of Sophocles": Greenhills School.

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Nov. 19-21. Upper school students perform in Robert Bethune's 2011 modern adaptation of Sophocles' classical Greek tragedy about a young noblewoman whose brothers have killed one another in a bloody battle for control of Thebes. When her uncle assumes the throne, he decrees that one brother be buried with full honors and the other's body be left to the elements. Believing that family honor is more important than the law, Antigone defies the king.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Greenhills, 850 Greenhills Dr. Tickets $10 (students & seniors, $5) at the door only. Masks and proof of vaccination required. 935-5876. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Rj Cowdery: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).

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Veteran Columbus (OH) country-oriented folk-rock singer-songwriter known for her emotionally engaging lyrics and luminous voice. Cowdery recently released a CD, What If This Is All There Is.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. $15 in advance at GreenWoodCoffeeHouse.org or 665-8558 (leave a message with your name, performance date, & # of tickets), and at the door. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

Symphony Band: U-M School of Music.

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Michael Haithcock conducts this music student ensemble in the premier of U-M alumni Evan Hause's Branching: A Tree Symphony, a musical depiction of the growth process. Also, the young American composer Jack Frerer's On-Again, Off-Again, contemporary Cuban composer Tania León's Cumba Cumbakin, Ginastera's Four Dances from Estancia, and the late German composer Rolf Wilhelm's Concertino for Tuba featuring new U-M tuba professor David Zerkel. Livestream available at myumi.ch/HillWatch.
Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"66th Annual Study Break Concert": U-M Friars.

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This self-styled "crack squad of supercrooners," an a cappella octet drawn from the Men's Glee Club, performs pop songs, oldies, and more.
Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $12 (students, $7. Masks required. thefriars@umich.edu. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Choir Boy": U-M Rude Mechanicals.

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Nov. 19-21. Chloe Cuff directs this U-M student ensemble in Oscar-winning screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney's 2012 coming-of-age Broadway musical about a gospel choir at an elite all-boys prep school and its outspokenly gay star tenor.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $10 (students & seniors, $7) in advance at muto.umich.edu beginning Oct. 29 & at the door. Masks required. 763-1107, rudes.production@umich.edu. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Crush Depth": U-M Dance Department BFA Concert.

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Nov. 18-20. New solo and group works choreographed by U-M dance seniors Zach Morris, Daniel Niewoit, and Jenna Segal.
U-M Dance Building, 1000 Baits Dr (adjacent to the Moore Music Building). Tickets $10 at the door (cash or check only).

smtd.umich.edu/dance/#events, zrmorris@umich.edu.
[map]


 8:30-10:30 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]


 9-11 p.m. 

Angell Hall Observatory Open House: U-M Student Astronomical Society.

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All invited to peer through the observatory and rooftop telescopes and to view planetarium shows. Also, short astronomy presentations by club members.
5th floor rooftop observatory, Angell Hall (enter through Haven Hall on the Diag side of the building). Free. Masks required. 764-3440. [map]


 10 p.m. 

"Shrek": Michigan Theater.

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Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson direct this popular 2001 animated movie that features a whimsical Beauty-and-the-Beast-style tale about a genial green ogre who falls for a canny princess.
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:

 

Blind Pig: Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers

Nov. 19 & 20. Veteran Lansing pop-funk and soul quartet led by singer-songwriter Hertler. Opener: Chirp (on Nov. 19), a local jazz-inflected progressive funk-rock quartet, and Desmond Jones (on Nov. 20), a Grand Rapids funk-rock jazz fusion quintet. $15-$25. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Keri Chryst

Paris-based jazz chanteuse originally from Chicago. She's backed by the local ensemble of bassist Paul Keller, pianist Adam Mosley, and saxophonist Mark Kieme. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz

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

Live: The Terraplanes The Terraplanes

Local band led by singer-guitarist Jerry Mack that plays a mix of houserocking blues, uptown swing, soulful R&B, and roots rock. [venue info]

Mash: Twenty TwentyFour

Toledo ensemble whose music is an eclectic, danceable mix of jazz, funk, R&B, soul, and rock. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Turner Luce

Local Americana singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Spark Spark

Local quintet fronted by vocalist Robin Grant that plays mostly uptempo, danceable covers. With guitarists John Rasmussen & Joshua Killom, bassist Cy Klone, and drummer Jim Weyman. [venue info]

 
 


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Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret
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