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Calendar of Events

Friday, November 26, 2021






 
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 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.


 10 a.m. 

"2021 Border Battle 5-Km": Ann Arbor Sports Commission.

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Competitive 5-km run/walk in conjunction with the U-M/Ohio State game tomorrow. Different T-shirts designed for U-M & Ohio sports fans, as well as an option for participants with no team allegiance, aka "Party Crashers." Proceeds benefit North Star Reach camp for kids with serious health challenges.
Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd. $40, preregistration required at BorderBattleRun.com. 483-4444. [map]


 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.


 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Holiday Artist Market: The Guild of Artists & Artisans.

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Every Tues.-Sat., Nov. 26-Dec. 23. Holiday sale of works in various media and styles by over 60 jury-selected artists.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Tues.-Thurs.) & 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.). Free admission. 662-3382, elizabeth@TheGuild.org. [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]


 11:30 a.m. 

"Warner Brother Cartoons": Michigan Theater.

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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]


 Noon-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Art Sale at The Valley, Winter 2021"

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A local marketplace of fine artists and designers. An opportunity to find unique one-of-a-kind handmade gifts as well as objects to add beauty and interest to your home. This weekend only! Sara Abbate (photography), Erik Blom (wood), Samantha Boehnke (painting), Ella Calas (jewelry), Maxwell Davis (wood), Sean Evans (ceramics), Jim Griffin (furniture), John Gutoskey (mixed-media), Angelis Jackowski (watercolor), Selma Karaca (wearable art), Cassidy Kaufman (metals), Janet Kelman (glass), Marie Krull (textiles), John Leyland (ceramics), Madaras Design Studio (Douglas & Angela Madaras - mixed-media), Menlo Park Laboratory (Martin Soave & Scott Taylor - mixed-media), Tom Phardel (ceramics), James Viste (blacksmith).
The Valley Barn at Frutig Farms, 7650 Scio Church Rd. Free. terry@artsaleatthevalley.com artsaleatthevalley.com [map]



 Noon-7 p.m. 

Art Sale at The Valley.

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Nov. 26-28. Show and sale of works by local artists & designers, including Sara Abbate (photography); Samantha Boehnke (painting); Ella Calas and Cassidy Kaufman (jewelry); Erik Blom, Maxwell Davis, and Douglas & Angela Madaras of Madaras Design Studio (wood); Sean Evans, John Leyland, and Tom Phardel (ceramics); Jim Griffin (furniture); John Gutoskey and Martin Soave & Scott Taylor of Menlopark Laboratory (mixed-media); Angelis Jackowski (watercolor); Selma Karaca (wearable art); Marie Krull (textiles); James Viste (blacksmith); Janet Kelman and Nolan Young (glass).
Noon-7 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), The Valley Barn at Frutig Farms, 7650 Scio Church Rd. Free admission. terry@ArtSaleAtTheValley.com, ArtSaleAtTheValley.com. [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-8 p.m. 

Santa: Briarwood Mall.

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Nov. 26-Dec. 24. All kids invited to sit with Santa or visit from a distance; photos available for purchase. Note: Santa takes breaks 3-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. only.
Mon.-Sat. noon-8 p.m. and Sun. noon-6 p.m., Briarwood Von Maur court. Appointments encouraged at simon.com/santa. 769-9610. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Turkey Hunt": Southeastern Michigan Orienteering Club.

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All invited to try this at-your-own-pace sport of using maps and compasses to follow an outdoor course. Maps, some compasses available. No experience necessary.
Waterloo Recreation Area Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $10 (members, $5) map fee; additional maps, $5.


 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]


 1-4 p.m. or so. 

Duplicate Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.

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Every Tues., Thurs., & Fri. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. Partners required on Fridays only. If you plan to come without a partner on Tuesday or Thursday, email ronmeade@comcast.net beforehand. Refreshments available.
Games start at 1-4 p.m. or so (arrive by 12:50 p.m.), City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave. $6 per person. Masks required. ronmeade@comcast.net. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Holiday Magnets Make & Take": Ann Arbor Art Center.

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All ages invited to drop in and make a magnet. A2AC education director Jean Spindler on hand to help out.
A2AC, 117 W. Liberty. Free. Masks required. 994-8004. [map]


 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.


 6:15 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]



 7:30 p.m. 

Dobie Maxwell: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Nov. 26 & 27. This veteran Milwaukee-bred comic is an explosively animated performer who specializes in cartoonish tales of the myriad misfortunes that have beset him since he was abandoned as a young child by his biker parents. 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]


 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 practice (Tues.) or a group lesson (Fri.). Bottled water & chips provided.
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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ark: Matt Watroba

WKAR-FM (MSU) radio host Watroba presents his annual post- Thanksgiving concert, a program of lyrical songs and poignant ballads, including several originals. Watroba sings in a sweet tenor voice, accompanying himself on guitar and punctuating his performance with sharply humorous observations. This show usually features several guest musicians. $20. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Pajamas

Local pop-rock jam trio. Opener: Ma Baker, a local funk-rock quartet. $10. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Zen Zadravec Quartet

Jazz standards & originals by an ensemble this young Canadian composer-pianist. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz

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

Live: Naked Ace

Local 11-piece rock, blues, and soul cover band. [venue info]

Mash: Reeds 'n' Steel

Acoustic jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by the duo of singer and harmonica player Michael May and guitarist TBA. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Pearl Street String Band

Versatile acoustic quartet whose repertoire includes traditional jigs, reels, waltzes and airs from Irish, French-Canadian, New England and Southern/old-time sources, and more. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Rock Jones

Local band led by the father-son rhythm section of singers Larry and Brian Genoa that plays vintage electric blues and rock 'n' roll dance jams. [venue info]

 
 


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