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Events in November 2022
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Nov. 13–19. A week of events to bring attention to hunger and homelessness. Highlights: The “State of Homelessness & Affordable Housing Symposium” (Nov. 15, 8:30–10:30 a.m., Morris Lawrence Building, WCC) includes a speech by CNN contributor Abdul El-Syed, author of Healing Politics: A Doctor’s Journey in the Heart of Our Political Epidemic. Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase fundraiser (see 17 Thursday listing) presents a set by Detroit comedian Andy Beningo. The week culminates with a Hustle for Housing March (Nov. 19, 10 a.m.–noon, starting at Liberty Plaza). Various times and places. 662–2829. annarborshelter.org/homelessness-and-affordable-housing.
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.
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.
New York Times reporters Eric Schmitt and Dave Philipps discuss the impact of their reporting on U.S. military operations with former National Security Council director Javed Ali, a U-M School of Public Policy professor. 4–5:30 p.m., 1110 Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom, 735 S. State St. Free. Preregistration required at bit.ly/11-14-22-weiser-civilian. firstname.lastname@example.org, 647–3429.
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.
California-based short story writer Ethan Chatagnier joins fellow fiction writers Aimee Pokwatka & Stephanie Feldman to discuss his debut novel, set in 1960, about a group of MIT grad students attempting to solve a mathematical riddle set by a mysterious Martian civilization. 7 p.m., for URL see literatibookstore.com/event/2022-11. Free. 585–5567.
A UM School of Music ensemble plays their own arrangements of jazz standards. Feat. Rowan Tucker-Meyer on Piano, Aidyn Connor on Bass, Ethan Moleski on Tenor Saxophone, Tommy Hodgman on Trombone, and Stephen Odura on Drums.301 N. Fifth Ave ,Ann Arbor. email@example.com nstarlounge.com
Jayce Ogren directs high school students from around the state in contemporary Mexican composer Arturo Márquez’ sultry and exuberant Danzon No. 2, Berber’s “Medea's Dance of Vengeance”, Sibelius’ rousing symphonic tone poem Finlandia, and more. Preceded at 6 p.m. by a brief performance by the Michigan Youth Percussion Ensemble. 7 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764 0583.
All beginning and advanced players of the recorder and other early instruments invited to play mostly Renaissance music, directed by viol teacher and early music specialist Janet Cannon. Bring your own music stand, and also bring your own music from 2019 if you have it; if not, cost for music is $7. 7:30-9 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church basement music room (enter by the back door), 1501 W. Liberty. Mask (when not playing) and proof of latest Covid booster required. Free to visitors ($35 yearly dues for those who join). For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org 412-9131 or email@example.com (914) 236-6123 (voice only). a2recordersociety.org.