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Food & Beverage - Week of September 13, 2021

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Monday


September 2021
 12:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Instagram Live: Miss Kim Ann Arbor.

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Every Mon. Miss Kim chef-owner Ji Hye Kim discusses topics related to cooking with guests TBA.
Online at instagram.com/misskimannarbor. Free. 275-0099.


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Tuesday


September 2021
 1-1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kids in the Kitchen": Ann Arbor District Library.

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AADL staffers demonstrate (via Zoom) how to make reina pepiada, a Venezuelan cornmeal cake with savory fillings. Geared towards kids grades K-5.
Online at AADL.tv (a YouTube channel). Free. 327-4200.


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Wednesday


September 2021
 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Holiday Observances: Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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Sept. 6, 7, 15, & 16. Secular celebration of the 10 days of the Jewish New Year. Virtual, unless otherwise noted. Sept. 6 (7 p.m.): Rosh Hashanah observance with readings, meditation, and music. Sept. 7 (4:30-5:30 p.m.): Tashlich observance, with participants encouraged to "let go of shortcomings" by tossing flower petals into the river. Meet at Island Park, off Maiden Ln. between Broadway and Fuller. Sept. 15 (7 p.m.): Kol Nidre service in preparation for the Day of Atonement. Sept. 16 (2 p.m.): Yom Kippur observance, with participants encouraged to consider how their actions affect the greater community. Followed at 6 p.m. by a Break-the-Fast Potluck.
Various times, for URLs see JewishCulturalSociety.org. Free, but donations appreciated online or by check (addressed to JCS, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr., Ann Arbor, MI, 48108). Registration required at JewishCulturalSociety.org. 975-9872.


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Thursday


September 2021
 2 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Holiday Observances: Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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Sept. 6, 7, 15, & 16. Secular celebration of the 10 days of the Jewish New Year. Virtual, unless otherwise noted. Sept. 6 (7 p.m.): Rosh Hashanah observance with readings, meditation, and music. Sept. 7 (4:30-5:30 p.m.): Tashlich observance, with participants encouraged to "let go of shortcomings" by tossing flower petals into the river. Meet at Island Park, off Maiden Ln. between Broadway and Fuller. Sept. 15 (7 p.m.): Kol Nidre service in preparation for the Day of Atonement. Sept. 16 (2 p.m.): Yom Kippur observance, with participants encouraged to consider how their actions affect the greater community. Followed at 6 p.m. by a Break-the-Fast Potluck.
Various times, for URLs see JewishCulturalSociety.org. Free, but donations appreciated online or by check (addressed to JCS, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr., Ann Arbor, MI, 48108). Registration required at JewishCulturalSociety.org. 975-9872.


 3-7 p.m.  Free! 

Westside Farmers Market.

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The Westside Farmers' Market, keeping Ann Arbor healthy by bringing farm-fresh food to the city's westside, will be held every Thursday from 3-7pm through October 7th in the parking lot of the Zingerman's Roadhouse, on the corner of Jackson Ave. and Maple Rd.
Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. manager@westsidefarmersmarket.com www.westsidefarmersmarket.com [map]



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Friday


September 2021
 5-11 p.m.  Free! 

17th Annual Oktoberfest: Saline Main Street.

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Sept. 17 & 18. This old-fashioned Oktoberfest, which kicks off with the annual "Tapping of the Golden Keg," features a beer garden with German brews and traditional German food, along with live music. Friday: 70s-90s rock and pop favorites by the Detroit quartet Atomic Radio (8-11 p.m.). Saturday: A "Kinderplatz" play area for kids, a German fashion pageant, a Hammerspiel (German nail game) tournament, and live music TBA (8-11 p.m.). Bake sale. Note: No pets after 5 p.m.
5-11 p.m. (Fri.) & 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), downtown Saline. Free ($5 admission after 5 p.m. for those age 21 & over). SalineMainStreet.org, 717-7406. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Blue Ribbon Bash": Therapeutic Riding, Inc. Fundraiser.

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Strolling dinner and live folk-rock by the Bob Skon Trio. Also, a horse meet-and-greet. Beer & wine. Age 21 & over only.
TRI barn, 3425 E. Morgan Rd. Tickets $125 in advance at TherapeuticRidinginc.org. 677-0303. [map]


 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Online 

"Virtual Happy Hour: Hard Cider & Cheese": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Deli event coordinator Tessie Ives-Wilson, a certified cheese professional, discusses (via Zoom) 2 different cheeses and 3 varieties of hard cider samples included in an at-home tasting kit. Age 21 & up only.
For URL see ZingermansDeli.com/events. $75. 663-3354.


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Saturday


September 2021
 10 a.m.-11 p.m.  Free! 

17th Annual Oktoberfest: Saline Main Street.

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Sept. 17 & 18. This old-fashioned Oktoberfest, which kicks off with the annual "Tapping of the Golden Keg," features a beer garden with German brews and traditional German food, along with live music. Friday: 70s-90s rock and pop favorites by the Detroit quartet Atomic Radio (8-11 p.m.). Saturday: A "Kinderplatz" play area for kids, a German fashion pageant, a Hammerspiel (German nail game) tournament, and live music TBA (8-11 p.m.). Bake sale. Note: No pets after 5 p.m.
5-11 p.m. (Fri.) & 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), downtown Saline. Free ($5 admission after 5 p.m. for those age 21 & over). SalineMainStreet.org, 717-7406. [map]


 11 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free! 

8th Annual Ann Arbor Russian Festival: St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church.

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Sept. 18 & 19. Slavic food and drinks, including blini, shashlik (kebab), pelmeni (dumplings), Russian potato salad, and more. Live entertainment by the Russian Ballet Academy of Michigan, the NYC Russian song-and-dance ensemble Barynya, balalaika player Michael Pastukhov, the St. Vladimir Dance Group, and others. Also, Russian beer, a tearoom with Russian sweets, infused vodka tastings, church tours, a sale of Russian souvenirs, and a kids corner with a bounce house, games & crafts, and more.
11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-7 p.m. (Sun.), St. Vladimir Church, 9900 Jackson, Dexter. Free admission. 276-0107, snezhana10@gmail.com, AnnArborRussianFestival.org. [map]


 6:30-9 p.m. 

Murder Mystery Dinner Show: The Dinner Detective Ann Arbor.

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Dinner while actors masquerading as fellow diners enact a hilarious murder mystery in which actual audience members may find themselves a prime suspect.
Ann Arbor Marriott, 1275 S. Huron, Ypsilanti. $65 includes gratuity; preregistration required at TheDinnerDetective.com/ann-arbor/murder-mystery-tickets-showtimes. (866) 496-0535. [map]


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Sunday


September 2021
 1-7 p.m.  Free! 

8th Annual Ann Arbor Russian Festival: St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church.

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Sept. 18 & 19. Slavic food and drinks, including blini, shashlik (kebab), pelmeni (dumplings), Russian potato salad, and more. Live entertainment by the Russian Ballet Academy of Michigan, the NYC Russian song-and-dance ensemble Barynya, balalaika player Michael Pastukhov, the St. Vladimir Dance Group, and others. Also, Russian beer, a tearoom with Russian sweets, infused vodka tastings, church tours, a sale of Russian souvenirs, and a kids corner with a bounce house, games & crafts, and more.
11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-7 p.m. (Sun.), St. Vladimir Church, 9900 Jackson, Dexter. Free admission. 276-0107, snezhana10@gmail.com, AnnArborRussianFestival.org. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m. 

"Fall Mushroom Hunt": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Mushroom expert Phil Tedeschi leads a search for mushrooms and helps participants identify what they have collected and learn whether it's edible or not. Bring waxed paper and a basket or paper bag.
Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Preregistration required; space limited to 30. Recreation passport required. 475-3170. [map]


 4-5:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Mexico's Early Cookbooks": Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

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L.A.-based food historian Maite Gomez-Rejón discusses (via Zoom) the first printed Mexican cookbooks during the century between its independence and its early 20th-century revolution, touching on shifting attitudes towards food from a marker of social status to a tool for creating national identity.
For URL preregister at CulinaryHistoriansAnnArbor.org/program-schedule. Free. a2culinaryhistorians@gmail.com.






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