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Calendar of Events

Saturday, November 20, 2021






 
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 8 a.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]


 9 a.m.-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]


 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Bag & Jewelry Sale: Saline Area Senior Center Fundraiser.

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With costume jewelry, ties, belts, and more.
7190 N. Maple (behind Saline Middle School). Free admission. kenyonm@salineschools.org. [map]


 9 a.m.-noon.  Free! 

Group Eco-Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

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All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult; ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
Meet at Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free; metered parking. Preregistration required at bit.ly/ecoworkday. [map]


 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Jewelry Sale: Washtenaw Alano Club Fundraiser.

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Nov. 20 & 21. Show and sale of jewelry donated by club members, featuring everything from plastic pendants to signed costume pieces.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.), Alano Club, 995 N. Maple. Free admission. 276-6034. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

parkrun USA.

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Every Sat. All invited to join a timed 5-km run/walk.
Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt Rd. Free, but first-timers are requested to preregister at parkrun.us/Lillie. lillie@parkrun.com, facebook.com/LillieParkRun. [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.


 9:15 a.m. 

"Landscape Art Quilts": Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild Quilt Day.

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Frankfort ArtPrize Award-winning quiltmaker Ann Loveless discusses her process making quilts. The program begins with a brief business meeting and usually ends with a member show-and-tell.
For URL preregister at gaaqg.com. $10 (members, free). programs@gaaqg.com.


 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. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Hustle for Housing": Shelter Association of Washtenaw County.

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Beginning at Liberty Plaza and ending at the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, Hustle for Housing is a rally aimed to demand affordable housing solutions quickly from the local government in Ann Arbor and to raise awareness about hunger and homelessness in Washtenaw County.
Speakers include Amanda Carlisle, Executive Director, Washtenaw County Housing Alliance & Dan Kelly, Executive Director, Shelter Association of Washtenaw County
Fellowship and food following the rally and walk at the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County
Event Sponsors: Cloud Cannabis Co., Level One Bank, McKinley, Molina Healthcare, PNC Bank, University of Michigan Credit Union
Liberty Plaza, S. Division. Free. 734-662-2829. yarochk@washtenaw.org https://www.annarborshelter.org



 10 a.m.-noon.  Free! 

"Advent Happening Arts & Crafts": First Presbyterian Church.

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All ages invited to decorate cookies and make gifts, cards, and ornaments.
First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free. Masks & vaccines required. 662-4466. [map]


 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]


 10 & 11 a.m. 

"Totally Turkey": Hudson Mills Metropark Young Outdoor Explorers.

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A park naturalist leads an interactive outdoor program for ages 3-6 (accompanied by an adult) all about this native bird, including its family tree, colorful plumage, and bird call. Also, learn to do a "turkey dance."
Hudson Mills park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 per kid, preregistration required by Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. $17 vehicle entry fee. 426-8211. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free!  Online 

Death Cafe.

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All invited to join a frank conversation (via Zoom) about death. Hosted by The Dying Year owner Merilynne Rush, Diana Cramer and Rachel Briggs.
For URL email TheDyingYear@gmail.com. Free.



 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Saturday Morning Physics": U-M Physics Department.

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Nov. 6 & 20. Popular series of online talks by U-M faculty, aimed at general audiences. Nov. 6: U-M physics professor James Wells on "Deciding the Next Big Science Experiments." Nov. 20: U-M biophysics professor Jens-Christian Meiners on "The Mechanics Behind Decompression Sickness."
For URL see SaturdayMorningPhysics.org. Free. 764-4437.


 11 a.m. 

"Donation YinYasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Yinyasa Yoga is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. The Vinyasa postures flow from one to the next to create internal heat. The Yin postures are held for longer periods of time to allow the muscles to relax and the connective tissues to be gently stretched. Appropriate for all levels.
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 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, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. $10-20 Donation. info@motathaiyoga.com motathaiyoga.com [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.-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Apple Showcase": MacTechnics.

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Apple systems trainer Chris Anderson show-and-tells (via Zoom) newly released Apple products. Mac questions of any kind welcome.
For URL email Contact@MacTechnics.org. Free. MacTechnics.org.


 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-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.

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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.

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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]



 12:15 p.m. 

"Suspension-Extension Coyopa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Yoga--unlike other yoga class you've taken before. This high intensity class uses straps (similar to TRX) to stretch muscles that can be difficult to stretch in other exercises. Class starts with stretching, moving to a flow sequence that will get the heart rate up. The straps are used to help balance and stretch deeper (and safely) into yoga postures. Usually you will feel the stretches in your tighter/weakest muscles first. Your first couple classes may be intense, but if you continue to come to this class, you will notice big changes! This class can help build strength, relieve pain, release tension, increase flexibility, and prevent injury. The studio will be heated between 90-95 degrees for this class, so bring a water bottle. Your first class at the studio is free!
You can park in the studio's parking lot for free. Same parking lot as the Yellow Barn. Look for the #22 blue door with a red buddha on it. Pre-register on our website (www.motathaiyoga.com) or on Mindbody.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22. $15 drop in (or package prices). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 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 vhub.at/NAP. Free. 794-6627.


 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 TheCreatureConservancy.org; at the door, $11 (kids ages 2-12, $9; under age 2, free). Masks required. 929-9324. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"World Bromeliad Conferences": Southeastern Michigan Bromeliad Society.

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Club members discuss their experiences at this biannual conference.
For URL join bit.ly/30DMdZ2. Free. pcwingert@gmail.com.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Faculty Recital: U-M School of Music.

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The U-M music faculty duo of violinist Danielle Belen and pianist Martin Katz perform works by Strauss, Debussy, William Grant Still, and de Falla. Livestream available at myumi.ch/StampsWatch.
U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. Masks required. 615-3204. [map]


 6-9:30 p.m. 

Improv Jam & Show: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Civic Improv.

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All invited to play improv games, then watch performances in various styles by area improv groups.
Civic Theatre, 322 W. Ann St. For the participatory jam, pay what you can; for the show, $15 at the door only. Proof of vaccinations and masks required. CivicImprov@gmail.com, CivicImprov.org. [map]


 6 p.m. 

Sacred Cacao Ceremony: Verapose Yoga & Meditation House.

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Sacred Cacao Ceremony
$35 (Pre-Registration required)
6:00-7:15PM
Drinking ceremonial cacao is considered spiritual medicine by many indigenous cultures around the world. As we sit together in a small group and consume this sacred beverage, practice mindfulness, participate in guided meditation with intention in a backdrop of sacred sound, our soul is nourished, our heart opens and we experience greater spaciousness. It is a time for deeper reflection and connection.
Group size limited.
Sign up at https://veraposeyoga.com/events/
Please arrive 10 minutes early. Bring a yoga mat, meditation cushion and optional shawl/blanket. Facilitated by Victoria.
Verapose Yoga & Meditation House, 3173 Baker Road, Dexter. $35. 7343581744. victoria@victoriaschon.com www.veraposeyoga.com/events [map]



 7 p.m. 

"Harvest of Sound: Sound Bath Meditation": 7 Notes Natural Health.

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Harvest season is a time to be grateful and to give thanks for the blessings from the labors of the previous seasons. In this time, together, we will lift our hearts in gratitude for the blessings in our lives and enjoy the relaxing tones of singing bowls, metal and crystal, as we settle in to a space of peace and calm.
Please bring a mat and any additional supports you would like for your comfort.
Investment: $40 Advanced Registration Required
Space is limited, please register early.
Please note that registration closes on 11.19.2021.
Doors will open 15 minutes prior, please arrive early to allow time to check-in and get settled. Doors will close promptly at the starting time of the event. Ample FREE parking is available onsite.
7 Notes Natural Health, LLC reserves the right to adjust this event based on concerns related to COVID-19. Learn more about 7 Notes Natural Health by visiting: www.robmeyerkukan.com
7 Notes Natural Health, 3830 Packard Road, Suite 120. $40. 248-962-5475. rob@robmeyerkukan.com https://fb.me/e/IeoQ6n1g [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. 

"Bandorama": EMU Music Department.

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A rousing program of music for bands featuring the Wind Symphony, the Symphonic Band, and the EMU Marching Band in full regalia.
EMU Pease Auditorium, 494 College Pl. Tickets $12 (students, $8) in advance only at emutix.com. 487-1430.


 7-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Super Secret": Concordia University Theatre Department.

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Concordia University student Bonnie Ford directs this live reading of her radio-style drama about a college-age woman's surreal encounter with a laidback genie while trying to answer the question, "If you could have any super power, what would it be?"
Concordia University Kreft Center Black Box Theater, 4090 Geddes. Free. Masks required. 995-7537. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Bronco Tapes Volume III": Dreamland Theater.

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Premiere screening of this skateboarding short film, featuring members of the Ypsi skateboarding company 96 Broncos performing locally and in Detroit, NYC, and Pittsburgh. Followed by dancing to a DJ.
Dreamland Theater, 26 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti. Masks required. Tickets $5 at the door. info@DreamlandTheater.com. [map]


 7:30 & 9:30 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]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. & 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 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. 

Ara Topouzian Trio: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Traditional Armenian music and other Middle Eastern music by an ensemble led by this Detroit musician who plays the kanun, a Middle Eastern lap harp/zither with over 76 strings, along with a variety of percussion instruments.With oud player Mark Gavoor and Jerry Gerjekian on dumbegs (Middle Eastern drums).
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $13-$50 in advance at KerrytownConcertHouse.com and at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 769-2999. [map]


 8 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]


 8 p.m. 

U-M Women's Glee Club: U-M School of Music.

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A cappella performance by this popular student chorus. Program TBA.
Hill Auditorium. Tickets $7-$23 (students with ID $5) in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu, and at the door. Masks required. 764.2538. [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]


 10-11:30 p.m. 

Comedy Night: Bløm Meadworks.

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Stand-up showcase featuring sets by Andrew Yang & other area comics, with jokes about everything from dating to mortality.
Bløm, 100 S. Fourth Ave. $25 preregistration fee for parties of 2-6 (which can be used towards drinks during the event), required in advance at DrinkBlom.com/events. Masks & proof of vaccination required. 548-9729. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ark: Lucy Kaplansky

This acclaimed singer-songwriter, a former clinical psychologist, is known for her strong, supple voice and her wryly engaging blues- and country-flavored ballads. "Kaplansky's voice has a tender, vulnerable, confessional quality, and she consistently uses it to her advantage in neatly tailored acoustic settings," says Washington Post reviewer Mike Joyce. $20. [venue info]

Bel-Mark Lanes: Salmagundi (canceled)

Local horn-powered Motown/Memphis soul tribute band featuring vocalist Sheila Rhodes. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

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: Sean Dobbins Quartet

Jazz ensemble led by local drummer Dobbins. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz

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

Ypsi Alehouse: Deep Steam

Ypsilanti quartet that plays jazz, rock, and soul covers, along with some originals. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: The Rhythm Machines Project

A mix of classic rock, soul, funk, R&B, and jazz fusion by this local sextet. Fronted by vocalists Shannon Lee and Patty O'Connor, with guitarists Kip Godwin and Terry Gordinier, bassist Kim French, and drummer John Marion. [venue info]

 
 


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