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Events in November 2022
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November 1, 2022
“Playgroups for Babies”: Ann Arbor District Library.
“Spirited Away”: Fathom Events.
Fathom Events. Special screenings in local theaters with reduced capacity. For updated schedule, see FathomEvents.com/events. $12.50 (unless otherwise noted) in advance online (recommended) & at the door. Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973–8424), Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316–5500).
Oct. 30 & Nov. 1–2: (Hayao Miyazaki, 2002). Subtitled (Nov. 1) and dubbed (Oct. 30 & Nov. 2) screenings of this Oscar-winning Japanese anime about a girl who must rescue her parents from a haunted bath house. 3 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Tues. & Wed.).
Magic: The Gathering: Sylvan Factory.
Every Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., & Mon. All invited to play various forms of the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. MTG Pauper, a fun and fast format for all skill levels (Tues. 6–9 p.m.), $5. Casual Commander, the most popular form of the game (Wed. 5–8 p.m.), free. Friday Night Magic rotating draft (Fri. 6–10 p.m.), cost varies. Intro to Magic: The Gathering (Sat. noon–3 p.m.), free. Commander Pods, casual groups of 4 players (Sat. 6–10 p.m.), free. Just Another Modern Monday power cards (Mon. 6–9 p.m.), $10. Prizes paid in store credit. Various times. Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium. email@example.com, 929–5877.
Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.
Reinhart Winter Coat Drive: Charles Reinhart Company Realtors
It's that time of year again! November 1st is the official start of the Reinhart Coat Drive and we are celebrating our 26th year! During the month of November, you may bring your new or gently used coats to any Reinhart Sunday Open House or to any Reinhart office.
reinhartrealtors.com/offices and Sunday Open Houses ➡️
Over the Coat Drive’s 25-year history, Reinhart has collected more than 26,000 coats, all of which have been donated to agencies in our community. The need for winter coats, especially for children and plus-size adults, continues to be great. The 26th Annual Coat Drive hopes to help fill that need in our community as the weather gets colder.
Warming hearts - one coat at a time.All Reinhart Offices ,Ann Arbor. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org ReinhartRealtors.com 734.669.5937.
U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium & Dome Theater.
Daily. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows suitable for all ages. Sea Monsters (11:30 a.m.) follows a curious dolichorhynchops (an extinct species of marine reptile) as she travels through the most dangerous oceans in history, meeting long-necked plesiosaurs, giant turtles and fish, sharks, and the most dangerous sea monster of all, the mosasaur. The Sky Tonight (12:30 & 2:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky, with tips on how to find the cardinal directions, constellations, and planets on your own. Mars: One Thousand One (1:30 p.m.) tells the story of what humans might face with the first manned journey to Mars. Various times, MNH, 1105 North University. $8. Limited capacity. 764–0478.
Online Meditation Drop-In: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.
“Investigate Labs”: U-M Natural History Museum.
Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies.
Every Tues. except Nov. 22. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served. Nov. 1: Stanford University political science professor Jean Oi on “China’s Local Government Debt: A Ticking Time Bomb?” Nov. 8: Stanford University sociology professor Andrew G. Walder on “Anatomy of a Regional Civil War: Guangxi, 1967-1968.” Nov. 15: U-M Chinese studies postdoctoral fellow Yichen Rao on “The Chinese Lives of ‘Internet Finance’: From Technological Innovations to Ponzi Schemes.” Nov. 29: University of Chicago East Asian languages and civilizations professor Judith Zeitlin discusses 18th-century Chinese opera in “The Gender of the Operatic Voice: From Li Yu to Xu Dachun.” Noon–1 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764–6308.
Duplicate Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.
Every Tues., Thurs., & Fri. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge (Fri. & Tues.) or a 499er game (Thurs.). 1–4 p.m. or so (arrive by 12:45 p.m.), City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave. $6 per person. If you plan to come without a partner, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand.
“Una Tertulia”: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.
Ann Arbor Group Runs: Fleet Feet.
BattleTech: Classic: Sylvan Factory.
Coding Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.
“Tour de Dirt Tuesday Dirt Ride”: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.
“Sister Tongue”: Literati Bookstore.
California-based poet Farnaz Fatemi reads from and discusses her new collection, a mix of poems and lyrical essays reflecting on her immigrant upbringing, and exploring how negative spaces vibrate with longing and tension. Also, readings by local poets Carlina Duan and Jihun Yun. 6:30 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585–5567.
“Capture the Flag”: All Hands Active.
Every Tues. All invited to try to capture a virtual flag by solving a computer security problem (or series of problems), ranging from basic computer to some programming. Led by AHA usage members. Beginners welcome. 7 p.m., for URL preregister at meetup.com/AllHandsActive/events. Free, but donations welcome. info@AllHandsActive.org.
“Jazz of the Spheres”: U-M Leinweber Center for Theoretical Physics Lecture.
Ann Arbor Camera Club.
Nov. 1 & 15. Club members show their projected digital images (Nov. 1) and prints (Nov. 15) on various topics, including this month's assignment, “Hands or Feet.” On Nov. 1, club member Terry Alexander discusses focus stacking. On Nov. 15, local “fotogypsies” Jim and Angie George share photographs and stories of their sailing adventures and travels in North America, Europe, and North Africa. 7–9 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty, rear entrance, 2nd fl. Mask and proof of Covid-19 vaccination and booster required. Free. annarborcameraclub.org, email@example.com.
English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.
Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught; no partner or experience needed. Bring flat, clean-soled, nonslip shoes (running shoes okay) and your own water bottle. First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m. 7–9:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. Mask, proof of vaccination, and release of liability required. Suggested donation $8 (students, $4; kids ages 13 & under with caregiver, free). aactmad.org/english-country, 665–7704.
Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Every Tues. All male and female singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus. 7–8:45 p.m., Interfaith Center, 704 Airport Blvd. Masks encouraged, vaccination required to join. Free to visitors (annual dues for those who join). bit.ly/hvharmonizers. info@HVharmonizers.org, 796–7467.
LGBTQ Night: Trivia: North Star Lounge
Pride trivia with Tory Sparks300 Detroit Street ,Ann Arbor. firstname.lastname@example.org nstarlounge.com
Rollie Tussing: Blue LLama Jazz Club
Award-Winning Finger Style Guitarist ROLLIE TUSSING performs classic jazz and country blues, dewy-eyed tunes of the 20s, as well as godforsaken songs of the nineteenth century. His own compositions are influenced by those same lonesome, haunted, and abandoned melodies that we all forgot to remember.314 S. Main St ,Ann Arbor. Pre-Pay Cover at opentable.com $15. email@example.com bluellamaclub.com 734-372-3200.
Virtual Trivia Night: Ann Arbor Adventure Club.
Every Tues. All invited to form teams of 4 or so persons to compete (via Zoom) in a family-friendly 2-round trivia contest featuring questions in a range of fields from entertainment and history to pop culture and geography. Solo competitors are matched up together. 7 p.m., for URL email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Voices in Harmony.
Every Tues. Female singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus. 7–8:30 p.m., UAW Local 898, 8975 Textile Rd., Ypsilanti. Mask policy follows CDC guidelines; proof of vaccination required. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). email@example.com, 765–3611.
“Colors of Autumn”: Washtenaw Community Concert Band.
New conductor and music director William Perrine makes his debut with this popular 70-piece volunteer band in a program of autumn seasonal and spooky show tunes, marches, swing hits, folk music, and more. 7:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Mask encouraged. Free. wccband.org, 252–9221.
“Cross Quarter”: Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.
“Cross quarter” is the midpoint of Autumn and marks the turn from harvest festivals to ceremonies honoring the dead. This year’s event includes a presentation about Canto XXVII from Dante’s Purgatorio and a ceremony inspired by a Memento Mori prayer. 7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free, but donations welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org, 276-5294.
“The Magic Flute”: Comic Opera Guild Screening at the Venue.
Screening of a filmed performance by this ensemble of area singers and instrumentalists of its 2002 stage production of Mozart’s beloved “opera fantaisie.” This English-language version of Mozart’s masterpiece was based on the intimate nature of the original Viennese production. At once a love story, a whimsical comedy, and an adventure filled with sinister deceptions, The Magic Flute is above all an unsurpassed celebration, by turns jubilant and haunting, of the power of music. Food and drink available. 7:30 p.m., The Venue, 1919 South Industrial. $10 (ages 18 and under, $5) in advance at a2tix.com and at the door. comicoperaguild.org, 973-3264.
Every Tues. & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (7:30 p.m. Tues.), and the A2 Stammtisch (8 p.m. Thurs.). Various times, Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. Preregistration for Thurs. A2 Stammtisch requested at email@example.com. 812–6375 (Tues.).