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Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 28, 2021

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 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

Yoga with Cats: Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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Every Thurs. & Sun. (except Nov. 25). Huron Valley Humane Society humane education reps introduce all ages to the basics of hatha-style yoga, which integrates breath with movement. Also, interact with adoptable cats. Dress prepared to work out. Suitable for age 12 & up (all 16 & under must be accompanied by adult).
7:30-8:30 p.m. (Thurs.) & 8:30-9:30 a.m. (Sun.), Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson, ste. A1. $10. 661-3575. [map]

 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. - 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 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.

 9:40 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.-3 p.m. 

Southeast Michigan Model Railroad Flea Market and Show: Rails on Wheels.

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Display and sale of vintage and modern model trains and equipment on more than 100 tables. Also, large operating layouts, a Lego display, and a train kids can run. Food available.
Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $4 (kids age 11 & under, free with an adult; early bird admission at 8 a.m., $10). [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.

 11:15 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-6 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. [map]

 Noon-6 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., [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 (a YouTube channel). Free. 327-4200.

 Noon-6 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 769-9610. [map]

 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!  Online 

Gemily: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Annual family concert by the veteran local acoustic duo Gemini with twin brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits and Sandor's violinist daughter Emily. They offer sing-alongs, folk songs from around the world, and upbeat originals about life's simple pleasures, performed on more than a dozen instruments. Proceeds go to the neonatal intensive care unit at the U-M Mott Children's Hospital, where Emily was born.
1 p.m., online at Free; donations accepted for Mott Children's Hospital. 761-1451.

 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]

 1:30 p.m. 

"Miracle on 34th Street": Michigan Theater.

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(George Seaton, 1947). Heartwarming cleverly plotted comedy, about an amiable old man working as a department store Santa who ends up on trial for insanity when he tells a skeptical young girl that he's the real thing.
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]

 2pm-6pm  Free! 

"A2 Community Comons Fun Art Nutrition": A2C2 Initiating Commitee.

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Join together at the Ann Arbor Community Commons for music, fun, art, food and community! The A2C2 Initiating Committee is delighted to bring 3 market festivals to welcome you to the new City Center!
Shop for fine art, food, toys, and more; eat some dinner from local restaurants and food trucks; then learn, play and dance with live food demos, magic and music!
Interested vendors please contact
City Center, 513 Fifth, Ann Arbor, Mi 48104. Free. [map]

 2-3:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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All are invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring your own to tell.
For URL see Free.

 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]

 2-4 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]

 3 & 7 p.m. 

"West Side Story": Fathom Events.

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(Jerome Robbins &Robert Wise, 1961). Big screen adaptation of the Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim musical about star-crossed lovers and rival street gangs.
Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500). Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door.

 4-5 p.m. or so.  Free!  Online 

LezRead Book Club.

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All queer women invited to discuss (via Zoom) a book TBA at
For URL see Free. 686-4956.

 4 p.m.  Free! 

Sunday Meads + Movies": Bløm Meadworks.

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Every Sun. Today: "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (Mike Newell, 2005). The boy wizard takes part in a dangerous competition. All ages welcome, but minors encouraged to be accompanied by adult.
Bløm, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free. Proof of vaccination required. 548-9729. [map]

 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]

 6 p.m. 

"Big Band Holidays": Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (University Musical Society).

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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer-trumpeter Wynton Marsalis leads the orchestra-widely regarded as the finest large jazz ensemble playing today-in new and traditional big band arrangements of sacred and secular Christmas music. They're joined by up-and-coming NYC-based jazz vocalist Ashley Pezzotti.
Hill Auditorium. Tickets $17-$72 (students, $12-$20) in advance at, the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. Masks and proof of vaccination (or a negative Covid PCR test within 72 hours of performance time) required. 764-2538. [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.

"9 Deaths of the Ninja" (Emmett Alston, 1985). Martial arts film, with an explosion of wacky action, about U.S. secret agents trying to rescue a busload of kidnapped American tourists in the Philippines. "Miami Connection" (Y.K. Kim, Park Woo Sang, 1987). Martial arts film-described by one critic as "one of the best bad movies ever made"-in which a group of cocaine-addled motorcycle-riding ninjas takes on a Tae Kwon Do-savvy Orlando bar band.
The Blind Pig (enter through 8-Ball Saloon, beneath the Blind Pig), 208 S. First. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra.

Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

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

Ravens Club: Dave Sharp Quartet

Straight-ahead jazz by this local quartet led by bassist Sharp. [venue info]


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