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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 18, 2022






 
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 All day.  Online 

"Sermon": Davóne Tines & The Philadelphia Orchestra (University Musical Society Digital Presentation).

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Jan. 14-24. Bass-baritone Tines, accompanied by the Philadelphia Orchestra, performs this program that intersperses readings with 3 songs, all on social justice themes. The music is highlighted by "You Want the Truth, but You Don't Want to Know" from Anthony Davis's opera X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, a role Tines will perform at Michigan Opera Theatre in May. Also, "Vigil," a song dedicated to the memory of Breonna Taylor that Tines co-wrote with Igee Dieudonné, and "Shake the Heavens" from John Adams' Nativity oratorio El Niño. This free online presentation is in anticipation of the Philadelphia Orchestra's upcoming UMS concerts in March.
Anytime from Jan 14 until Jan. 24. For URL, go to ums.org/performance/digital-presentation-sermon-davone-tines-the-philadelphia-orchestra, or preregister to be reminded. Free. 764-2538.


 9-10 a.m.  Online 

"Coffee with Marta.": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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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.


 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Painters Guild Fall Exhibition: Whitepine Studios, Saline.

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The Saline Painters Guild Fall Exhibition runs from October 17th to January 18th. Stop by Whitepine Studios to view the artwork from 14 different artists.
Whitepine Studios, 141 E Michigan Avenue, Saline, MI 48176, Saline. Free. 7343302079. joanne@whitepinestudios.org whitepinestudios.org [map]


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free!  Online 

"Ongoing Meditation, Teachings, and Practice.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Tues. Bilha Birman Rivlin of Still Mountain Meditation gives talks(via Zoom) on mindfulness practice for older adults.
For URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353.


 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Advancing Equity Conversation": United Way of Washtenaw County.

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This conversation will be focused on the whitewashing of history to more deeply explore the contrasts between the stories we tell about our nation and communities, and what we live out. Through the conversion, we hope you will:
-Explore more deeply how racial justice concerns affect your life.
-Deepen your understanding of the impacts of structural racism on others.
-Identify the structural racism dynamics that generate these lived experiences.
-Identify steps you can take, alone or with others, to promote racial justice.
We'll be kicking off with a panel discussion and then moving into facilitated breakout groups.
Online Event. Free. Online. bherrmann@uwwashtenaw.org https://www.uwwashtenaw.org/advancing-equity-conversation



 TBA.  Free! 

Scrabble: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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All seniors invited to play. Available if there is sufficient interest; call ahead.
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"Challenging Shakespeare": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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This study group will be online. In recent years, a growing faction of scholars and theater practitioners have argued that some of Shakespeare's plays should no longer be performed because of their potential to do harm. In this study group, we'll examine four of Shakespeare's most "challenging" plays alongside adaptations that might challenge how we interpret them.
This group will meet Tuesdays for 8 weeks beginning January 18, reading a play or adaptation each week for discussion during class. (We'll discuss Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" our first week, if participants want to get a head start!)
Instructor Rebecca (Becky) Hixon is a PhD student in English at UM where she studies Shakespeare, adaptation, and gender and sexuality studies.
Pre-registration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
Online. Online. $45. 7349989351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"Foreign Policy Association - Great Decisions Series ": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Great Decisions is the largest program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Foreign Policy Association's briefing book provided for each member, watching a DVD, and meeting in a group to discuss the most critical issues facing America today.
Instructor Leo Shedden will lead this group
This class meets on Tuesdays, from January 18 - May 31. No classes on holidays.
Pre-registration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
This Study Group will be online. Online. $80. (734) 998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 1-2:30 p.m.  Online 

"How Does the U.S. Rank - 2022? A Top 10 Summary! ": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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A comparison of the U.S. rankings in over 25 key global categories for 2022 such as: incomes, taxes; environment & pollution; energy sources; healthcare costs and outcomes; marriage, divorce & birth rates; education levels & achievement; life expectancy, paid vacations; population trends; religiosity & atheism; immigration trends; prosperity; crime rates; change readiness.
This is year # 5 for the compilation of rankings and is the most comprehensive yet!
Doug Stowell has been a national OLLI Instructor since 2018. His career includes - Dir. of Market Research(Xerox Corp.), U.S. Director National Opinion Polling, Ltd.(UK) and Senior Consultant with Wirthlin Polling in DC. Since 2002 his own firm conducts global, consumer issues surveys and political polls.
This class meets on Tuesday, January 18.
Pre-registration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access he study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
This Study Group will be online. Online. $10. (734) 998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 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]


 2:30-4 p.m.  Online 

"Art History I: Paleolithic Through Old Kingdom Egypt ": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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This study group will focus on works of art that demonstrate the ways in which artists documented their world.
Beginning in the pre-historic era artists painted on cave walls and carved images on stone and bison horn. In the subsequent Neolithic period,the Sumerians, Akkadians, and Assyrians depicted their gods and religious rituals, as well as the wars and empires that rose and fell. Contemporary with the Ancient Near Eastern civilizations were the Egyptians. We will focus on early Egyptian art and one of their pyramids as well as later sculptures of the human form, which became canonized and perfected in all media.
Instructor Molly Lindner brings eleven years of teaching art history at Kent State University to this subject. This class meets on Tuesdays, from January 18 - February 22. No classes on holidays.
Pre-registration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week pr
This Study Group will be online. Online. $40. (734) 998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Una Tertulia.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Socializing group for Spanish speakers.
2401 Plymouth Road. Free. 998-9353, info.tswp@umich.edu. [map]


 3:15-5 p.m.  Online 

"Current Events ": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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This study group will be online. This discussion group is for people interested in current events happening at the local, national, and global level. All opinions will be heard courteously. No materials or special expertise required, just an open mind and a good sense of humor.
This group is led by Richard Garrett. Richard is an economist, who retired from college teaching in the New York City area, and moved to Ann Arbor in 2020.
This class meets on Tuesdays, from January 18 - May 31. No classes on holidays.
Pre-registration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
This Study Group will be online. Online. $50. (734) 998-9351. Olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org



 6-9 p.m. or so.  Online 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their projects and swap tips.
Panera Bread, 903 W. Eisenhower. $2 monthly dues. Facebook.com (search "Ann Arbor Stitch 'n Bitch"), momofpipi@gmail.com. [map]


 6:15-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"You Belong Here: The Power of Belonging at Work": American Business Women's Association Maia Chapter.

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Amy Giddon discusses (via Zoom) concrete actions leaders and others can take to create an environment where everyone feels they belong.
Preregistration required at bit.ly/abwabelonging.


 6:30 p.m.  Online 

Sufi Class with Imam Kamau Ayubbi: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Please join us for a Sufi class via Zoom. Details at Interfaithspirit.org. Donation $5-10 per class.
Zoom. Online. Donation. 7343270270. Interfaithspirit.org


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Online 

"Chocolate 201": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Online discussion & preparation demo of 4-5 different cocoas and drinking chocolates. At-home tasting kit ($20) available for pickup, or for an extra charge, via delivery or shipping.
Preregistration required. For URL see ZingermansDeli.com/event/chocolate-201-hot-cocoa-from-around-the-world/ $15-$35. delievents@zingermans.com. 663-3354.


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"League of Women Voters 2.0: Introduction to League Basics": Ann Arbor Area League of Women Voters.

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Current and prospective members invited to join local LWV president Lynne Kochmanski for an introduction to LWV efforts to promote voting rights and informed, active participation in government.
For URL and to preregister see LWVwashtenaw.org (click "Calendar"). Free. Membership@lwvAnnArbor.org.


 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.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
Interfaith Center, 704 Airport Blvd, Ann Arbor. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). 796-7467, info@HVharmonizers.org. [map]


 7 p.m. 

U-M Men's Basketball.

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The U-M also vs. MSU (Jan. 8, 2:30 p.m.), Purdue (Jan. 11, 9 p.m.), Maryland (Jan. 18, 7 p.m.), and Northwestern (Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m.).
Crisler Center. Masks required. Tickets $15 and up at mGOblue.com/tickets, 764-0247. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Trivia Night: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.

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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 burrbarr7@hotmail.com. Free.


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. Female singers invited to join the weekly virtual rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
For URL email Info@VoicesInHarmonyChorus.org. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Return Flight": Literati Bookstore At Home with Literati.

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Ypsilanti poet Jennifer Huang, a U-M grad, is joined by fellow poets Carlina Duan and Cindy Tran to discuss (via Zoom) Huang's 2021 Ballard Spahr prize-winning debut, a deeply intimate collection that includes sketches of their experience as a child raised by Taiwanese immigrants.
For URL see literatibookstore.com/event/2022-01. Free. 585-5567.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with the long-running group German Speakers Round Table.
7-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394. [map]


 7:30 p.m. or so 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Thurs. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular outdoor weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people). Prizes.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee that goes to the winning team. 665-2968. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio.

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Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Ten storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on the theme of "Age." Stories are judged by a 3-person team recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Seating limited; arrive early.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), The Blind Pig, 208 S. First. Tickets $15 general admission in advance only at TheMoth.org beginning a week before each event. 764-5118. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Solarize": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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City of Ann Arbor energy analyst Julie Roth discusses (via Zoom) this program to make solar power more affordable through community buying programs.
Join via Zoom at bit.ly/sierrajan. Free. MeetUp.com/Sierra-Club-Huron-Valley.


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Comedy Experiment": Beer Grotto.

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Every Tues. Stand-up showcase featuring sets by local comics TBA.
The Beer Grotto, 8059 Main, Dexter. Free. bit.ly/comedybeergrotto. [map]


 8:30-9:30 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]


 11:30 p.m. 

The Faygo Story: A Sweet Tale of Love and Loyalty: Ann Arbor City Club Lunch and Learn.

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Michigan State University journalism professor Joe Grimm discusses The Faygo Book, which tells the story of the Detroit soda pop and its pioneering techniques, rainbow of flavors, and fiercely loyal customers.
1830 Washtenaw. $28 ($25 for members) includes lunch. Reservations required, email info@annarborcityclub.org or call 734-662-3279 ext. 1. Annarborcityclub.org. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ark: G. Love & the Juice

G. Love is singer-songwriter Garrett Dutton, frontman for G. Love & the Special Sauce, a Philadelphia trio that for almost 30 years has been purveying an original music that's a loose, spontaneous mix of sounds that treated the conventions of hip-hop, R&B, grunge, and assorted other old and new sounds with an effortless sense of fun with total creative freedom. His new band is quartet of Philadelphia all-stars whose repertoire includes Special Sauce favorites, improvisational jams, and low-down dirty blues. $35. [venue info]

Blue LLama: Allen Denard Quartet

Local jazz ensemble led by trumpeter Denard, a U-M music student whose music mixes elements of jazz, hip-hop, and funk. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Pat Clinton

Folksy originals & covers by this local singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this veteran local ensemble led by trombonist Terry Kimura. [venue info]

 
 


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