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.
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 email@example.com.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. $100 members/ $120 non-members. 7347693994. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Every Tues. Bilha Birman Rivlin of Still Mountain Meditation gives talks(via Zoom) on mindfulness practice for older adults.
For URL, email email@example.com or call 998-9353.
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]
Being a part of our School Based Mentoring program allows Bigs and Littles to create a friendship participating in activities located at a local School. Bigs and Littles meet at the same day and time each week, and commit to a year match together. Bigs work with BBBS staff to plan activities and BBBS plans group gatherings during the summer months to help stay connected. BBBS is currently enrolling for our Lunch Buddies program at Estabrook Elementary in Ypsilanti. To learn more, attend one of our weekly virtual Information Sessions.
Online, 11 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. Online. 7349750933. Rachel.Sulkowski@BBBSWashtenaw.org www.wcbbbs.org
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
Vassar College art history & Asian studies professor Jin Xu discusses visual representations of vineyard gardens in 6th-century China.
For URL preregister at myumi.ch
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Masks required.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $130 members, $156 non-members. 7347693994. email@example.com [map]
Nov. 21-Dec. 16. This annual festival features livestream talks by 24 Jewish authors on their books, ranging from cookbooks, expensive gift books, children's books, and reference books to books by local authors and new titles hot off the presses. (Publishers plan their releases for November, which is Jewish Book Month.) Today: Two Zoom talks. Tel Aviv writer Einat Nathan is joined by local psychotherapist Ruth Moscow-Cohen to discuss her new memoir My Everything: The Parent I Want to Be, The Children I Hope to Raise (1 p.m.). And Sydney-based writers Lisa Goldberg, Merelyn Chalmers, and Natanya Eskin share recipes from their cookbook Now for Something Sweet (7 p.m.).
Various times, online at book.jccannarbor.org. Free. 971-0990.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com. [map]
Interfaith Center Minister Annie Kopko leads a frank conversation about death via Zoom.
For URL see InterfaithSpirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated. 327-0270.
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]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Every Tues. Recorded talks by the late Jewel Heart founder Gelek Rimpoche. Followed by livestream discussion.
For URL preregister at bit.ly
Literary critic, novelist, and essayist Charles Finch discusses (via Zoom) his new book, a candid and often funny commentary on the year 2020, reflecting on the Covid-19 pandemic, racial justice protests, the U.S presidential election, and more.
For URL see literatibookstore.com
Known for his acidic humor, sharp-witted verbal elegance, and sardonically incisive social critiques, this popular satirist made his comic debut in 1992 on NPR Morning Edition recounting his strange-but-true experiences as a Macy's elf clad in green tights, later recorded in his SantaLand Diaries. Today, Sedaris offers recollections of some highlights of his career and reads from recent work, which includes a collection of diary entries (A Carnival of Snackery) and a compendium of his best stories (The Best of Me).
Michigan Theater. Tickets $56-$66 in advance at TicketMaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets, and (if available) at the door. Masks & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12. (800) 745-3000. [map]
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Freelance eurythmist Claudia Fontana discusses aspects of Rudolf Steiner's epistemology.
Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. Masks required for the unvaccinated. 276-5294. [map]
Guido Perrini's 2016 documentary about a pair of backcountry skiers taking on the tallest peaks in the world.
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.
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]
Ark: Nefesh Mountain
Bluegrass-based Americana quartet fronted by the husband-and- wife duo of vocalist Doni Zasloff and banjoist & guitarist Eric Lindberg. The band is best known for its incorporation of Jewish musical styles into a traditional bluegrass idiom, and they often sing in Hebrew. $20.
Blue LLama: Hannah Baiardi & Friends
Jazz ensemble led by Baiardi, a recent U-M music school grad is a pop-jazz composer-pianist whose music blends elements of soul, R&B, and film music.
Oz's Music Environment: "Songwriters Open Mike"
All songwriters invited for an online version of this popular open mike, now in its 25th year. Hosted by Jim Novak. For online info, and to reserve a performing slot, see meetup.com
Zal Gaz Grotto: Easy Street Jazz Band
Dixieland and swing by this veteran local ensemble led by trombonist Terry Kimura.
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