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Lectures, Readings, Discussions, & Forums - Week of March 11, 2019

Ann Arbor is an educated and educational community, providing an ample selection of brown bag lectures, seminars, and other colloquia. The Calendar covers events from authors on book signing tours to politicians on the stump.





 
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Monday


March 2019
 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Citizen: An American Lyric": The Neutral Zone Book Club.

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Every Mon.-Wed. All teens invited to discuss Claudia Rankine's celebrated 2014 book, a genre-bending blend of poetry and criticism exploring racism in American life. In conjunction with the "NEA Big Read" (see Mar. 7 listing).
5-6:30 p.m., Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington. Free. 214-9995. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"The Panic of 1873 and Reception of Opera in America": U-M Musicology Distinguished Lecture Series.

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College of William and Mary music professor emerita Katherine Preston explains how an American economic crisis led to more English-language opera productions in the U.S.
5 p.m., Burton Tower Rm. 506. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Family Read Snack and Chat: Lucky Broken Girl": The Ypsilanti District Library.

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Meet other kids and families who have read this season's book pick Lucky Broken Girl, and join in the conversation facilitated by Youth Librarian Kristel. Snacks too!
The Ypsilanti District Library- Whittaker Branch, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734 482-4110 x1340. info@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org/event/family-read-snack-chat-2/ [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Studying Ancient Color": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology conservator Carrie Roberts discusses pigment and dye production in ancient Rome and modern techniques for identifying color on ancient artifacts. In conjunction with the museum's current exhibit, Ancient Color. The program begins with socializing and displays of members' work.
6:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church Piper Hall (lower level, enter on the east side of the building and take elevator down), 1501 W. Liberty. Free. annarborfiberarts@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Dorene O'Brien: Literati Bookstore.

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This Detroit-based writer reads from and discusses What It Might Feel Like to Hope, her new collection of short stories that explore various aspects of hope, from naivete to empowerment. Characters range from an aspiring writer hoping to impress Tom Hanks with zombies to a tarot reader predicting the future of Detroit. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Friends of McKune Memorial Library Mystery Book Club.

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All invited to discuss the books in different mystery series.

Mar. 11 David Handler's Berger & Mitry mysteries.

Apr. 8: Alan Hunter's George Gently mysteries.

May 13:Robert Dugoni's Tracy Crosswhite mysteries.

June 10:Ann Cleeves' George & Molly Palmer-Jones mysteries.
7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant, Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-7035. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each week begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Mar. 4: "Allergic to Food." Mar. 11: "How the Next Generation Will Change the World." Mar. 18: "Angels: Are They Reaching Out to You?" Mar. 25: "Family Do-Over: Is It Ever Too Late?"
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The CSS Alabama": Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table.

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Talk by recently retired district judge Terry Bronson.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Administrative Bldg. Education Center Exhibition Rm., 5305 Elliott Dr. (off McAuley Dr. from Huron River Dr.). Free. (517) 750-2741. [map]


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Tuesday


March 2019
 9:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 11-May 14. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]


 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Macroeconomic Prospects for the U.S. and Globe": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

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U-M economics professor Kathryn Dominguez discusses the economic effect of escalating trade tensions and U.S. policy shifts.
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 for the 10-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Thyme to Think about Spring": Good Thyme Garden Club.

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Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission naturalist Shawn Severance discusses spring wildflowers and native bees. Followed by a group meeting.
10 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 730-2947. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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Mar. 12, 19, & 26. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sandwiches, cookies, & coffee served. Mar. 12: U-M history and American culture professor Ian Shin on "Prizes of the 'Great Upheaval': The International Politics and Business of Chinese Art During World War I." Mar. 19:Tsinghua University (Beijing) economics professor Yingyi Qian on "China's Universities in Perspective." Mar. 26:Penn State political science professor Boliang Zhu on "Government Campaigns and Policy Positioning of Businesses in China."
Noon-1 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison": U-M Wallace House.

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Talk by Iranian American journalist Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post Tehran bureau chief who was convicted of espionage in a closed-door trial in Iran in 2015.
4-5:30 p.m., Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Free. 998-7666. [map]


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Uncle Tom's Cabin in Korea: Translating Blackness Across the Pacific": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies.

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Talk by University of Washington American ethnic studies professor Jang Wook Huh.
4:30 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-1825. [map]


 4:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"What's Up with Authoritarian Elections?": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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Panel discussion with political science faculty and international experts.
4:30-6:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Citizen: An American Lyric": The Neutral Zone Book Club.

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Every Mon.-Wed. All teens invited to discuss Claudia Rankine's celebrated 2014 book, a genre-bending blend of poetry and criticism exploring racism in American life. In conjunction with the "NEA Big Read" (see Mar. 7 listing).
5-6:30 p.m., Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington. Free. 214-9995. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Swift Death and Steady Resurrection: Salvage Anthropology and U.S. Museums": University of Michigan Museum Studies Program.

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This presentation will explore salvage anthropology, a movement spurred by threats of extinction faced by indigenous societies that brought millions of material culture objects into museums. As a result, questions have arisen for museums such as what to do with stolen artifacts, stolen knowledge, and thousands of human remains.
University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 South State Street. Free. 734-936-6678. ummsp@umich.edu http://ummsp.rackham.umich.edu/ [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Swift Death and Steady Resurrection: Salvage Anthropology and U.S. Museums": U-M Museum Studies Program.

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University of Massachusetts history professor Samuel Redman discusses this 20th-century movement to collect cultural artifacts and human remains from indigenous cultures.
6:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 936-6678. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Prisoners of Zion: American Jews, Human Rights, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies 29th David Belin Lecture.

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Talk by University of Virginia Jewish history professor James Loeffler.
6:30 p.m., Palmer Commons Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw. Free. 763-9047. [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Using Microbials to Improve the Lives of Honeybees": Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.

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Talk by Southeast Michigan Beekeepers Association member Earl Hoffman.
6:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. A2B2club@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bioethics Discussion: Mental Health": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A roundtable discussion on our internal (dys)functions.
Readings to consider:
"The myth of mental illness"
"Distinguishing between the validity and utility of psychiatric diagnoses"
"Diagnostic issues and controversies in DSM-5"
"How stigma interferes with mental health care"
"Identification of a common neurobiological substrate for mental illness"
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings, please contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/027-mental-health/.
Please, consider the blog: https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/incidental-art/
2185 Lurie Biomedical Engineering, 1101 Beal Avenue. Free. belmont@umich.edu https://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ben Shapiro: U-M Young Americans for Freedom.

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Talk by this prominent conservative political commentator and writer, editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire and former editor-at-large of Breitbart News. Q&A.
7 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free; tickets required in advance. Yafumich.com, shapiroatmichigan@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Dinner & a Movie": Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice Latin America Task Force.

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Screening of Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero, Ana Carrigan and Juliet Weber's 2011 documentary about the archbishop of El Salvador who was known as the voice of the poor, disenfranchised, and disappeared. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by dinner from Pilar's Tamales ($8; reservations required at icpj.org/events-calendar).
7 p.m., St. Mary's Student Parish, 331 Thompson. Free. 663-1870. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Frankenstein in Baghdad": Fantasy and Science Fiction/Theory Reading Group: U-M English Department.

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All age 21 & over invited to discuss Ahmed Saadawi's 2013 sci-fi parable set in U.S.-occupied Baghdad.
7-9 p.m., 3154 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy": Sierra Club Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Michael McCarthy's 2015 book, part memoir and part environmental essay, about the importance of appreciating nature.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157.


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Wednesday


March 2019
 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies Noon Lectures.

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Mar. 13 & 27. Bring a bag lunch, if you like. Mar. 13: University of Kansas Slavic languages and literatures professor Vitaly Chernetsky on "The Language Politics of Contemporary Ukrainian Cinema: From Unreflective Confusion to Strategic Multilingualism." Mar. 27: University of Texas population health postdoc Chelsi West Ohueri on "Romani and Egyptian Belonging in Albania."
Noon-1:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Place That Face": Chelsea District Library.

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All seniors invited to help identify faces in the collection of photos local photographer Ralph Guenther donated to the CDL when he retired.
12:30-2 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Cosmic Collisions Reveal Einstein's Gravitational-Wave Universe": U-M Astronomy Department Mohler Prize Lecture.

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Talk by Northwestern University physics and astronomy professor Vicky Kalogera. Reception follows.
1 p.m., Palmer Commons Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw. Free. 764-3440. [map]


 3-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How Panzi Hospital and its Foundation Added Advocacy to Its Pillars of Care": U-M Program in International and Comparative Studies Young Leaders in Human Rights Lecture.

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Local Congolese-born physician Alain Mukwege discusses this Congolese hospital for sexual assault victims. Mukwege's father Denis won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for his advocacy against wartime rape.
3-4:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-2268. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Babel and the Language(s) of Universal History in the Middle Ages": U-M Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

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Talk by King's College London French professor Simon Gaunt.
4-5:30 p.m., U-M Institute for the Humanities rm. 1022, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 763-2066. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Branding Humanity: Competing Narratives of Rights, Violence, and Global Citizenship": U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

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U-M African studies professor Amal Hassan Fadlalla is joined by other professors in a panel discussion of her book about Sudanese identity in relationship to violence in Sudan and how it was perceived by the world during the Save Darfur movement.
4 p.m., 2239 Lane Hall, 204 S. State. Free. 764-9537. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"US Military and Counter-Terrorism in Africa: Is Anybody Watching?": U-M Ford School of Public Policy/U-M Wallace House Livingston Lectures.

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Panel discussion with New York Times reporter Christina Goldbaum and Bronwyn Bruton, deputy director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Center. Moderator: U-M Ford School International Policy Center director John Ciorciari.
4-5:30 p.m., Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State. Free. 764-3490, 998-7666. . [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Citizen: An American Lyric": The Neutral Zone Book Club.

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Every Mon.-Wed. All teens invited to discuss Claudia Rankine's celebrated 2014 book, a genre-bending blend of poetry and criticism exploring racism in American life. In conjunction with the "NEA Big Read" (see Mar. 7 listing).
5-6:30 p.m., Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington. Free. 214-9995. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Chelsea Evening Primrose Garden Club.

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Discussions and activities.

Mar. 13: Detroit landscaper Jan Bills discusses "Gardening with Comfort, Ease, and Simplicity."

Apr. 10: Local master gardener Chris Lapinski discusses "Encouraging Gardeners to Make Their Gardens Pollinator Friendly."

May 11 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.): Garage Sale. Club fundraiser. Donated items accepted.

June 12 (7 p.m., location TBA): "Garden Tour." Preregistration required.
7 p.m., Chelsea Depot (except as noted), 125 Jackson St., Chelsea. $5 (members, free). 358-3851. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Citizen: An American Lyric": The Neutral Zone/Literati Bookstore.

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All invited to discuss Claudia Rankine's celebrated 2014 book, a genre-bending blend of poetry and criticism exploring racism in American life. In conjunction with the "NEA Big Read" (see Mar. 7 listing).
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 214-9995, 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Plants & Soil: The Mysterious Realm Beneath Our Feet": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local certified permaculture teacher David Hall.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 994-4589. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The History of Mosaic Art": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local artist Wasentha Young discusses the history of mosaic art from ancient times to today.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Fiddle Tunes from Michigan's Thumb": Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Talk by Michigan Folklore Society president Dave Langdon. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass).
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 274-0773, 761-6172. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Cancelled-- A. Van Jordan: Concordia University.

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Note: This event has been cancelled. Reading by this award-winning poet, a U-M English professor and author of several acclaimed books. His most recent collection, The Cineaste, explores film, poetry, and the elusiveness of reverie.
7:30 p.m., Concordia University Kreft Center Recital Hall, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7389. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"AD 381: Heretics, Pagans, and the Dawn of the Monotheistic State": History Readers.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by retired Ypsilanti adult education teacher Beverly Sprague, of Charles Freeman's 2007 book about corruption in the early Christian church.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey Booksellers, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Steiner's 1904 introduction to anthroposophy, How to Know Higher Worlds.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]


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Thursday


March 2019
 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Humor, Comedy, and Laughter, In Everyday Life and Beyond": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs., Feb. 14-Mar. 28 (except Mar. 7). A series of 6 weekly lectures. Feb. 14: U-M radiology professor David Fessell on "Improv and Humor: A Personal and Professional Story." Feb. 21: MSU Extension Health Instructors Terry Clark-Jones and Hanna Hotchkiss on "Laughter is Good Medicine: Mindful Laughter." Feb. 28: Detroit Free Press cartoonist Mike Thompson on "Political Cartooning in the Era of Trump." Mar. 14: EMU English lecturer Andre Peltier on "From Mad to Memes: The History of Humor in Sequential Art." Mar. 21: Maple Theater (Bloomfield) owner Jon Goldstein on "The History of Comedy in Film." Mar. 28: U-M musicology professor Charles Hiroshi Garrett on "Sounds Funny: Humor and American Music."
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series, $10 per lecture for members. Memberships are $20 a year. 998-9351. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Art on My Mind: Visual Politics": UMMA Book Club.

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Literati Bookstore creative program manager Gina Balibrera leads a discussion of bell hooks' 1995 book about identity politics in the art world.
Noon, UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"The Environment, Human Rights, and Immunity at the World Bank": U-M Environmental Law & Policy Program.

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Talk by American University law professor David Hunter.
Noon, 138 Hutchins Hall, 625 S. State. Free. 764-4705. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Bats in Michigan": Ann Arbor Farm & Garden.

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Leslie Science & Nature Center representative Brea Haywood shows and discusses live bats. Preceded at 11:30 a.m. by lunch ($15) and a club meeting.
1 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. Preregistration for program & lunch required at annarborfarmandgarden.org (click on "lunch payments" to make lunch reservations). 330-8521. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Air Platforms Needed by the U.S. Air Force in the 21st Century": U-M Aerospace Engineering Chair's Distinguished Lecture.

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Talk by USAF Structural Sciences Center (Ohio) director Ravinder Chona.
4-5:30 p.m., FXB Boeing Lecture Hall, 1320 Beal. Free. 764-3310. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Unrigging the System": U-M Communication Studies Marsh Lecture.

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Talk by U-M visiting journalism professor Robert Yoon about the role of news organizations in restoring public faith in presidential elections. Yoon was formerly CNN's Director of Political Research. A reception precedes the talk at 4 p.m.
5 p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall. Free. 764-0420.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"No Victory Without Optimism: Advancing Climate Action in 2019 and Beyond": U-M School for the Environment and Sustainability Wege Lecture on Sustainability/U-M Erb Institute.

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Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres, discusses the 2015 Paris Agreement, which she helped negotiate, and strategies for meeting the challenges of climate change.
5 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free, but tickets required at myumi.ch/aVA2Q. 763-9925. [map]



 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

"Penny Stamps Speaker Series": U-M School of Art & Design.

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Mar. 14, 21, & 28. Talks by visiting artists.

Mar. 14: "Mapplethorpe in Performance." Talk by composer Bryce Dessner and librettist Korde Arrington Tuttle, who created Triptych (Eyes of One Another) (see Mar. 15 listing), a show celebrating Mapplethorpe's photography.

Mar. 21: MacArthur "genius" award-winning theater director Peter Sellars gives a talk on "Art as Moral Action."

Mar. 28: "Ann Arbor Film Festival: Image Makers." Talk by filmmakers whose work is part of the AAFF (see listing above).

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5:10 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 668-8463. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Marilyn Chin: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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Reading by this prominent poet, a Hong Kong native who grew up in Oregon. Her poetry, noted for its intensity, revolves around her experiences as an Asian American and feminist. Her 2018 collection, A Portrait of the Self as Nation, "delivers a wealth of riches: jokes and puns; poems as blues songs, mythic allegories, or letters; poems in translation and poems influenced by received forms (such as her 'Chinese American quatrains' and 'Sonnetnese' poem)," says an Academy of American Poets review. Signing.
5:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-6330. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Citizen Collage Self-Portrait Workshop": The Neutral Zone.

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Local artist and poet Anika Love shows participants how to make a collage and write an artist statement inspired by social justice and identity themes in Claudia Rankine's celebrated 2014 book, Citizen: An American Lyric (see Mar. 7 "NEA Big Read" listing). For grade 6-adult.
6-8 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 214-9995.


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"U-M Careers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A U-M human resources specialist discusses how to search and apply for U-M jobs.
6:30-8 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"HIV Then and Now": The Ypsilanti District Library.

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HIV/AIDS has come a long way since the days of Ryan White. We'll hear a personal story about living with HIV along with the most current facts about prevention, transmission, and treatment from UNIFIED. Unified HIV Health and Beyond's (UHHB) work is rooted in the history of our fight against HIV. UHHB advances prevention, access to health care, community research and advocacy.
The Ypsilanti District Library- Whittaker Branch, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110. info@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org/event/hiv-then-now/ [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Halle Butler: Literati Bookstore.

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This Chicago-based novelist reads from and discusses The New Me, her new novel about a 30-year-old misanthrope in the thrall of American consumer culture who realizes how hollow her dreams have become. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Michael Ferro & R.J. Fox: Nicola's Books.

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These 2 local writers discuss their work. Title 13 is Ferro's recent debut novel about an alcoholic bureaucrat who struggles with mounting paranoia, his relationships with concerned family members, his dying grandmother, and a budding office romance. Awaiting Identification is Fox's 2018 novel, set against the backdrop of a Devil's Night party in Detroit, about 5 disparate characters whose paths cross en route to their respective demises. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Jewish Feminisms/American Visions": U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

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Feminist activists from the 1960s to today discuss the role of Jewish identity in second wave American feminism. Also, a screening of Changing the World, Lilly Rivlin's 2017 documentary about the career of veteran activist Heather Booth, who is in attendance, and a performance by klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals.
7-9:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-9537. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Mic & Share": Bookbound.

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Poets invited to read their own work, or a favorite poem by another writer, on the theme of love. Also, a reading by local poet David Jibson.
7 p.m., Bookbound, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Stroke Prevention and Care": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Stroke Center director Mollie McDermott.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Harmony of Art & Science": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local entomologist Zohair Mohsen, an avid photographer, discusses his artistic process. In conjunction with the current exhibit, Nature Abstract (see Galleries listing).
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Views of the Ottoman Empire: Discovering the Visual Record in Motion": U-M Armenian Studies Program Haidostian Lecture.

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Variety film critic Jay Weissberg discusses short films about people and locations in Armenia and Turkey made after WWI by Western studios.
7-9 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 763-0622. [map]


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Friday


March 2019
 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies Lecture Series.

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Mar. 15 & 29. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars.

Mar. 15: "On Filthy Nouns and Dirty Verbs: Translating Sex in Tagalog Missionary Linguistics" by U-M translation studies fellow Marlon James Sales.

Mar. 29: "Ashin Jinarakkhita and the Indonesian Buddhayana Movement." UC-Berkeley Center for Buddhist Studies fellow Jack Meng-Tat Chia discusses the first Indonesian-born Buddhist monk and his movement to combine aspects of Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism.

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11:30 a.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0352. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Mar. 1, 8, 15, & 22. TBE rabbi Josh Whinston leads informal discussions on religion. Bring a bag lunch, if you wish.
Noon, TBE Adult Lounge, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Practicing Vulnerability: Men's Rights Activists, Embodiment, and Appropriation": U-M Center for South Asian Studies.

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Lecture by University of Kentucky gender and women's studies professor Srimati Basu.
4 p.m., 110 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 615-4059. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

Breathe Reads Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Brene Brown's 2017 self-help book, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone.
7-8:30 p.m., Serendipity Books, 113 W. Middle, Chelsea. 475-7148. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"International Sauces with Keegan Rodgers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodgers shares recipes for making curry, the 5 "mother sauces" of French cooking, and Mexican mole. Tastings. For grade 6-adult.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"How to Not Always Be Working": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by Crazy Wisdom staffer Deb Flint, of California-based writer Marlee Grace's new self-help book.
7:30-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


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Saturday


March 2019
 8:15 a.m. 

Karen Linduska: Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild.

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This Illinois fiber artist shows and discusses her decorative stitching on hand-painted fabric. Also, Q&A, a trunk show, and a sale of books and quilting supplies. The program begins with a business meeting.
8:15 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $10 (members, free). programs@gaaqg.com. [map]


 9:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Ann Arbor Aglow Lighthouse.

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Aglow member Sharon Waite discusses her recent trip to Uganda. Aglow is a Christian organization.
9:30 a.m.-noon, WCC Liberal Arts Bldg. rm. 340. Free. (248) 437-9277.


 9:45 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Water We Fighting For?": Public Citizens of Washtenaw.

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All invited to join a discussion with local environmental toxicologist Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, Allen's Creek Watershed Group member Vincent Caruso, and State Representative Yousef Rabhi. The program begins with coffee & socializing.
9:45 a.m.-noon, U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 484-1628. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Death Café.

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All invited to join a frank conversation about death led by participants. Hosted by After Death Home Care founder Merilynne Rush and Diana Cramer. Tea & cake available for purchase.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tearoom, 114 S. Main. Free. 395-9660. [map]



 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Morning Physics": U-M Physics Department.

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Mar. 16, 23, & 30. Popular series of talks, aimed at general audiences by U-M scholars. Mar. 16: Physics professor Myron Campbell on "Rare Events in the Short Happy Lives of Muons and Kaons." Mar. 23: Physics grad students Lu Chen, Rory Fitzpatrick, and Noah Weaverdyck on "From Tiny to Huge and Something in Between: Exploring the Universe of Neutrinos, Magnets, and Galaxies." Mar. 30: Professor Thomas Schwarz on "Update on Physics from the Large Hadron Collider."
10:30 a.m., 170 & 182 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-4437. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Broadcast Bootcamp": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to learn some basics of radio reporting, including news & feature writing, interviewing skills, microphone technique, and audio production.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm. & Conference Room A, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. .


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Sunday


March 2019
 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Scientist Spotlight at Young Scientists Expo": U-M Literature, Science, and the Arts.

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Several U-M research scientists in a range of fields from anthropology and psychology to chemistry, natural resources, and the environment are stationed throughout the room with interactive activities focusing on their own current work. For example, visitors might look at miniature versions of an archaeological site to draw conclusions about the people who lived there. For grade 2-adult.
1-4 p.m., Forsythe Middle School Auditorium, 1655 Newport Rd. Free. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Bill McNitt: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This retired U-M Ford Presidential Library archivist discusses President Ford's legacy.
2-4 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3-5 p.m. 

"Plowed Under: Food Policy Protests and Performances in New Deal America": Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

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MSU theater professor Ann Folino White discusses her 2014 book, which examines theatrical aspects of Depression-era protests against government crop-destruction programs.
3-5 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Eric Sirota: Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Reading by this 2-time Chicago Grand Slam champion who recently relocated to Ann Arbor. His 2017 chapbook, Holy Days, is a collection of ironic and loopy persona poems from the vantage point of different holidays. Preceded by a poetry open mike.
7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [map]






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