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Events in November 2022
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November 10, 2022
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”: State Theatre.
Opens Nov. 10. (Ryan Coogler, 2022). Superhero film, a sequel to Black Panther (2018), in which the leaders of the fictional African country Wakanda fight to protect their nation in the wake of their King’s death. State Theatre. Mask and proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12. Tickets $10.50 unless otherwise noted (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8) in advance online (recommended) & at the door. For updated schedule, see MichTheater.org.
“D & D Adventures”: Sylvan Factory.
“Pickleball”: Purple Rose Theatre Company.
Every Wed.–Sun., Sept. 30–Dec. 17. Rhiannon Ragland directs the world premiere of actor-playwright (and Purple Rose founder) Jeff Daniels’ comedy about America’s fastest growing sport. Four below-average players try to overcome their own limitations to achieve greatness in a game that has nothing to do with pickles. Cast: Ryan Carlson, Kate Thomsen, Lynch Travis, Jonathan West, and Caitlin Cavannaugh. 3 p.m. (Wed., Thurs., & Sat.), 8 p.m. (Thurs.–Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.). Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $34–$52 in advance at PurpleRoseTheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433–7673.
Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.
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.
Huge Book Sale - All Books $1 or $2: JLC Book Sale
JLC’s Low Cost Community Book Sale
What: A well organized, categorized book sale with about 20,000 -25,000 books.
There will also be about 5,000+ DVD’s.
Hundreds of audiobooks.
Adult fiction/ Non-fiction books - $2
Children’s Books - $1
DVD’s (not including seasons) - $2
DVD’s (seasons and box sets) -$4
Audiobooks - $3
Video Games (Xbox, Wii, Game Cube, Etc.) - $4
Puzzles - $2
Board Games -$4
Cash or credit
November 10-12, 2022
The sale is run Thursday -Saturday. 😊🏠📚
Thurs-Sat, 9am-8pm - General Sale
Where: The Washtenaw Farm Counsil Grounds aka Saline Fairgrounds
5045 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48108 building E
“Will Democracy Survive”: U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.
Every Thurs. (except Nov. 24), Nov. 3–Dec. 15. Six weekly lectures by prominent political scholars, presenting and explaining the current challenges to democracy both at home and abroad. Nov. 3: “The Four Threats to Democracy: Should We Be Worried.” Talk by Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) government professor Suzanne Mettler. Nov. 10: “The Hollow Parties: American Political Parties at the Precipice.” Talk by Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore) political science professor Daniel Schlozman. Nov. 17: “The Obstacles of Germany's Past Will Not Recede: Germany's Role in Contemporary Europe.” Talk by U-M comparative politics and German studies professor Andrei Markovits. Dec. 1: “Alignment: A Democratic Theory of Election Law.” Talk by Harvard University law professor Nicholas Stephanopoulos. Dec. 8: “Voter Turnout in 2022 and What it Means Going Forward.” Talk by Oakland University political science professor David A. Dulio. Dec. 15: “America Between Illiberal Democracy and Electoral Authoritarianism.” Talk by U-M Emerging Democracies professor Dan Slater. 10–11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Preregistration required at olli-umich.org. $61 (members, $36) for the 6-lecture series. $10 per lecture for members. Membership, $25 a year. 998–9351.
“Little Paws Story Time”: Humane Society of Huron Valley.
Nov. 3, 10, & 17 (10:30–11:30 a.m.). Stories, crafts, finger plays, and interaction with adoptable cats and dogs. For kids ages 2–5, accompanied by an adult. HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $5 per kid (babies under age 1, free). Preregistration required at tickettailor.com/events/hshv, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Investigate Labs”: U-M Natural History Museum.
“Plant Hunters: A Journey of North American Plant Exploration”: Ann Arbor Farm & Garden.
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute (Berry County) community program manager Ellen Holste discusses the pioneering work of early plant hunters across North America. 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $5 ($23 with lunch). Preregistration required by Nov. 3 at bit.ly/aafg-plant-hunters, 662–3279.
“Jazz Acoustic Guitar”: U-M Gifts of Art.
Livestream concert by Grant Gordy and Ross Martin, a Brooklyn-based duo that plays jazz standards and originals on acoustic steel string guitars, an instrument more often associated with folk and country styles. Dedicated to Michigan Medicine staff and their families. Noon–1 p.m., online at bit.ly/umgiftsofart. Free. 936–ARTS.
“The Michigan Relics: Archaeological Fact or Fraud”: First Presbyterian Church Mature Ministries.
U-M Center for Japanese Studies Lecture Series.
Every Thurs. except Nov. 24. Talks by visiting scholars. Nov. 3: University of Hong Kong gender studies professor Grace En-Yi Ting on “Kawakami Hiromi and the Queering of Distant Intimacies: Reading Japanese Literature from Hong Kong and Taiwan.” Nov. 10: Keio University (Tokyo) Oriental classics professor Takahiro Sasaki on “Pre-modern Japanese Book History.” Nov. 17: Stanford University East Asian languages and cultures professor Jim Reichert on “Kaze to Tomo ni Sarinu as Jidai Shōsetsu: The 1938 Japanese Translation of Gone With the Wind.” Noon–1:30 p.m., 110 (Nov. 3) & 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. For livestream preregister at events.umich.edu/group/1003. Free. 764–6307.
“Stirring”: First Baptist Church Ad Libitum Concert Series.
The church’s organist Shin-Ae Chun performs a program of Baroque organ music that includes 3 works by Bach—the chorale “Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein,” Fantasia & Fugue in C Minor, and Toccata (Prelude and Fugue) in E Major—and 3 by Dieterich Buxtehude—the Praeludium in F-sharp Minor, and his chorale settings “Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend,” and “Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort.” 12:15 p.m., First Baptist Church, 517 E. Washington. Free. fbca2.org, 663–9376.
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.
Wise Guys: Conversations for Men: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.
“Racial Foundations of Public Policy: Housing”: U-M Ford School of Public Policy.
Michigan Marching Band Practice.
Every Mon.–Thurs. through Nov. 17. The U-M’s highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows. Rehearsals usually last 1–2 hours. 4:45 p.m., Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764–0582.
“Monument Lab: Power and Participation in Public Art”: U-M Stamps School of Art & Design Penny Stamps Speaker Series.
Philadelphia-based curator Paul Farber discusses Monument Lab, a nonprofit public art and history studio, which Faber co-founded in 2012, that works with artists, students, educators, activists, and cultural institutions to facilitate critical conversations around the past, present, and future of monuments. 5:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 668–8463.
Courtney Faye Taylor: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.
Reading by this award-winning young poet, a U-M alum whose brand-new collection Concentrate explores the life of Latasha Harlins, a Black teenager whose 1991 murder served as one of the catalysts for the 1992 L.A. uprisings. Followed by a Q&A. Also, tomorrow Taylor gives a free talk on “When Artists Approach the Archive” (10–11 a.m., 3222 Angell Hall). 5:30–6:30 p.m., UMMA Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State. Livestream available for both programs at tinyurl.com/ZellWriters. Free, but capacity limited. email@example.com.
“Repairsday Thursday”: All Hands Active.
Every Thurs. (except Nov. 24). All invited to drop in with broken electronics, furniture, toys, and any other item for AHA members to try to repair and offer advice. Repairs not guaranteed. 6–8 p.m., All Hands Active, basement of 255 E. Liberty, ste. 225. Livestream available at MeetUp.com/AllHandsActive/events. Free; donations welcome. Mask required. info@AllHandsActive.org.
In person silent meditation: Insight Meditation Ann Arbor
Come sit with a group two sittings:
“East Meets West: Seetoo Scholarship Concert”: EMU School of Music & Dance/Michigan Taiwanese American Organization.
Three EMU music student recipients of the Shing Cheng Seetoo and Zhiwen Situ scholarships—Grace Frielink, John Guzdek IV, and Lauren Eloise McKague—are joined by Grammy-winning violinist Da-Hong Seetoo and EMU music professors Daniel Foster, Hyun-Jin Lim, and Deborah Pae in a program that includes Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-flat major and works by composers of Chinese and Taiwanese descent. 7 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Pl., Ypsilanti. Free, but preregistration requested at bit.ly/emu-seetoo11-10-22 to ensure seating availability. 487–1336.
35th Annual Ann Arbor Jewish Book Festival: Jewish Community Center.
Nov. 6–18. This annual festival features select in-person appearances by Jewish writers, as well as livestream talks by over 20 other Jewish authors of books ranging from cookbooks, children’s books, and reference books to memoirs, self-help books, and new titles hot off the presses. (Publishers plan their releases for November, which is Jewish Book Month.) For a complete schedule see book.jccannarbor.org.
Today: Bestselling humorist Annabelle Gurwitch discusses You’re Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility, her new collection of timely and hilarious essays on resilience, adaptability, low-rent redemption, and the kindness of strangers. 7 p.m. Free.
Josef Deas Trio: Blue LLama Jazz Club
JOSEF DEAS is an American musician living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Saxophonist Marcus Elliot says, “Josef is just one of those vital connectors—everybody who’s played jazz in SE Michigan knows him.”314 S. Main St ,Ann Arbor. Pre-Pay Cover at opentable.com $20. firstname.lastname@example.org bluellamaclub.com 734-372-3200.
Piano Bar Thursday: Eat It Up Trio: North Star Lounge
Detroit-based and undeniably swinging, the Eat It Up Trio is Michigan’s premier professional purveyor of possibly the most pleasurable music three humans can safely perform within the parameters of the law.301 N. 5th Ave ,Ann Arbor. nstarlounge.com
“Bernarda Alba”: U-M Musical Theatre Department.
Nov. 10–13. Linda Goodrich directs an all-female cast of U-M musical theater students in Michael John LaChiusa’s 2006 Off-Broadway 1-act musical, based on Federico García Lorca's 1936 play The House of Bernarda Alba, about a controlling, newly widowed mother who is challenged by her 5 rebellious daughters. 7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin Ave. Tickets $24–$30 (students, $13) in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu & the Michigan League Box Office, and at the door. 764–0583.
“The Seven Samurai”: State Theatre.
(Akira Kurosawa, 1954). Classic story of a 16th-century village that hires professional tough guys to stave off marauding bandits, this Kurosawa masterpiece has been remade and borrowed from many times. It may be the source of cinema’s “assembling the team” trope. Japanese, subtitles. 7:30 p.m. State Theatre. Mask and proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12. Tickets $10.50 unless otherwise noted (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8) in advance online (recommended) & at the door. For updated schedule, see MichTheater.org.
"Robin Hood": Michigan Theater.
(Allan Dwan, 1922). Silent adventure film, a smash hit when it was first released, with Douglas Fairbanks in the title role, and Wallace Beery as King Richard. With live accompaniment by Andrew Rogers on the Barton Organ. 7:30 p.m. Michigan Theater. Mask and proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12. Tickets $10.50 unless otherwise noted (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8) in advance online (recommended) & at the door. For updated schedule, see MichTheater.org.
Every Thurs. (except Nov. 24). All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered. 7:30–9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. facebook.com/DetroitIMA.
General Meeting: Ann Arbor Ski Club.
Pub Quiz: Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub.
Westbound Situation: Kerrytown Concert House.
Young Michigan-based acoustic string quartet whose self-styled “chambergrass” blends elements of old-time, bluegrass, and classical music. With violinist Grant Flick, mandolinist Jake Howard, cellist Zach Brown, and bassist Jacob Warren. 7:30 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $19–$50 in advance at a2tix.com and (if available) at the door; reservations recommended. 769–2999.
“Sanctuary City”: Theatre Nova.
Every Thurs.–Sun., Nov. 4–Nov. 27. Carla Milarch directs Pulitzer-winning Polish American playwright Martyna Majok’s fast-paced, unsparing, and unsentimental drama about a pair of teenage lovers, undocumented immigrants who must navigate the broken promise of “sanctuary” when one of them learns that his mother will return to her country of origin. A New York Times reviewer called the play “masterly,” saying it “snaps with surprises” and “effectively embodies the way external forces—in this case, immigration policies in the United States—distort the inner lives of actual humans.” 8 p.m. (Thurs.–Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron St. Mask & proof of vaccination required. Tickets $22 in advance at theatre-nova.ticketleap.com & at the door. 635–8450.
“The Sweet Delilah Swim Club”: PTD Productions.
Nov. 10–13 & 16–19. Karrie Waarala directs this local theater company in a production of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, & Jamie Wooten’s 2008 drama, a poignant yet comic story that follows 5 Southern women on their annual ladies’ weekends at a North Carolina beach cottage over the course of 30 years, where they catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other’s lives. Stars Marie Jones, Rebecca Lane, Jennifer Heimberg, Deena Baty, and Cindy Franklin. 8 p.m. (Thurs.–Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun. & Wed.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (students, seniors, & active military, $12) in advance at ptdproductions.com and at the door. 483–7345.
Arts Chorale: U-M Music School.
This ensemble of nonmusic majors performs African American composer Ulysses Kay’s 1962 cantata Choral Triptych, contemporary American composer Jake Runestad’s expansive The Hope of Loving, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, a setting of poems by the canonical 17th-century English religious poet George Herbert. Also, shorter pieces by Mari Esabel Valverde, Undine Smith Moore, and Ysaÿe Barnwell. 8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 615-3204.
Galactic Trees Tour: Rachael Yamagata with Sandy Bell opening: The Ark
Rachael Yamagata is leaving a three year hibernation in the Catskills and will begin her ‘Galactic Trees Tour’ this November. She is particularly inspired to create a performance of healing and connectedness and offer a transmutation of pain during turbulent times. Intent on premiering new songs flavored with the beauty of heartache and the magic of resilience, she is game to offer her unique form of tonic, laughter and storytelling to those in need.
Opening for Rachael is songwriter/musician Sandy Bell. Bell has moved through a vibrant and textured musical constellation, playing most notably with the late but eternally brilliant Jeff Buckley as well as singing on the Bat for Lashes album “The Bride.” Bell’s debut solo album, “When I Leave Ohio,” was hailed by Stereo Embers Magazine as “…beautiful, resonant work that’s stark and painful—Bell’s songs have crushing, emotional exactitude that is nothing short of staggering.”316 S Main St ,Ann Arbor. https://mutotix.umich.edu/3469/3470?queueittoken=e_mutowaiting~q_076eced1-c676-44e5-a4a9-db2962b62d51~ts_1666889338~ce_true~rt_safetynet~h_ea29fca5b93494dc75880aa5e38e424abe797e631f83a4c1192b424f6d6bd6de $25-$32. email@example.com https://theark.org/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 812–6375 (Tues.).