Bridge class on Bridge Defense begins 9/20 and runs 13 weeks. Time is 10:00am-11:30am Students need to buy the text "Defense 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 email@example.com. Masks required.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $130 members, $156 non-members. 7347693994. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Every Mon. All invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy and poker that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $2 (members, free). Masks required. For more information email email@example.com or call 794-6250. [map]
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
Every Mon. Non-sanctioned duplicate bridge. Bring a partner, or get paired up when you arrive. Beginners welcome.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $3 (members, $2). For more information, including URLs for virtual events, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 794-6250. Masks required. [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. Paris-based historian and journalist James McAuley discusses his new book The House of Fragile Things (1 p.m.), an exploration of the role that art and material culture played in the assimilation and identity of French Jews before WWII. Michigan sisters Abbe Greenberg and Maggie Sarachek, co-creators of the online help platform Anxiety Sisters, discuss their new guidebook, The Anxiety Sisters' Survival Guide: How You Can Become More Hopeful, Connected, and Happy (7 p.m.).
Online at book.jccannarbor.org. Free. 971-0990.
Integrate breath and movement with this Slow Burn class. During this class, there will be a focus on alignment, strength and flexibility. Flow sequences involve holding certain postures to create internal heat, as you build muscle and stamina.
When you come to the studio, remove your shoes at the door, and place your belongings in the cubbies. You will be checked in at the door. Masks are not required, however if you feel more comfortable wearing one during class, feel free.
Register 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 W. Huron Street, #22. $15. email@example.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]
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]
Deer Isle (ME)-based mixed-media artist Jennifer Lee Morrow, who specializes in detailed paper and textile techniques, discusses her artistic process. Livestream available; request access on AnnArborFiberArts.org
Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. Masks required. AnnArborFiberArts@gmail.com. [map]
Please join us for a discussion of A Course in Miracles via Zoom or in person. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Free, but donations appreciated.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Free. Online. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org [map]
Livestream roundtable discussion, facilitated by CWPS scholar-in-residence Ajay Heble, with the acclaimed Canadian soprano saxophonist and flutist Jane Bunnett, University of Texas African and African diaspora studies professor emerita Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, and California writer George Lipsitz, author of his 1998 book The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics and more.
For URL preregister at myumi.ch
Detroit native NYC-based novelist Bethany Ball is joined (via Zoom) by memoirist Claire Dederer to discuss her latest book, a witty, biting, darkly funny story about the consequences of unchecked privilege among the entitled students at an elite Connecticut private school and their families.
For URL see literatibookstore.com
Every Mon. Performances by up to 15 aspiring stand-up comics from around the state. Local comics emcee. To perform, sign up by sending a message on Facebook or Instagram (search "Blind Pig Comedy Show"). Age 21 & up only.
Blind Pig, 208 S. First St. Free. 996-8555. [map]
Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra
Award-winning 14-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest college student ensemble.
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