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Lectures, Readings, Discussions, & Forums - Week of March 23, 2020

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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Friday


March 2020
 10 a.m.  Free!  Online 

The Clements Bookworm: A book circle for history lovers: U-M William L. Clements Library.

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Join Clements staff and supporters in a discussion about the books we're reading. Inspired by the traditional Clements Library researcher tea time, we invite you to pull up a chair at our [virtual] table. Pour a cup of tea and enjoy a snack while you watch our commentators in a live feed. Chime in with your comments and questions via the chat function. We look forward to hosting you!
When: Fridays, 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Where: Register at the website link. In your confirmation email, find the link "Click Here to Join" to enter the meeting.
Book information at https://clements.umich.edu/public-programs/the-clements-bookworm-recordings/
Online Event. Free. Online. clemdevcom@umich.edu http://myumi.ch/gjgzR




Canceled and Postponed Events:

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Monday


March 2020
 4-6 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: James A Baker, III: U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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This former Secretary of State discusses his career with U-M Ford School of Public Policy dean Michael Barr.
Gerald Ford Library, 1000 Beal Ave. Free. 764-3490. [map]


 4:30-6 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Reinterpreting Violence in Twentieth-Century Spain: A Comparative Perspective": U-M Center for European Studies Distinguished Lecture.

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Talk by Zaragoza (Spain) University contemporary history professor Julián Casanova.
1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "The Battle of the Sexes: What Wildlife Documentaries Don't Tell You": Ann Arbor District Library.

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U-M psychology & anthropology professor Jacinta C. Beehner discusses her research on Ethiopian wild geladas monkeys.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Clare Beams: Literati Bookstore.

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This Pittsburgh fiction writer reads from The Illness Lesson, her new psychological thriller about a mysterious sickness that breaks out at a girls' school in 19th-century New England. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Adult VR Adventure": Chelsea District Library.

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All adults invited to try out the library's virtual reality headsets, including Lenovo Mirage and Sony PlayStation.
CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free, preregistration required (space limited). 475-8732. [map]


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Tuesday


March 2020
 Noon-1 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Noon Lectures: U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies.

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Mar. 10: UCLA contemporary Chinese culture studies professor Michael Berry on "Land of Ghosts: Rediscovering King Hu's Legend of the Mountain."

Mar. 17: U-M visiting political science professor Iza Ding on "Liberalism, Nationalism, and Paths out of Reforms: A Comparison of Late-Qing China and 19th Century Germany."

Mar. 24: Reed College anthropology professor Charlene Makley on "Oral History and Fugitive (Non)presence: The Afterlives of the Tenth Panchen Lama in China's Tibet."

Mar. 31: U-M LRCCS postdoctoral fellow Wen Yu on "Constructing a China: Nationalism and Culture in Modern History."
110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-6308. [map]


 1-2 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "E pluribus unum: Out of Many Voices, One Language": U-M Institute for the Humanities.

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U-M linguistics professor Marlyse Baptista discusses the development of creole languages.
Osterman Common Rm., 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-5818. [map]


 4 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "'Our Father': The Medieval Abrahamic Religion(s)": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Sarah Stroumsa, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
In contemporary parlance, the term "Abrahamic religions" serves to indicate the common ground of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The designation of these three religions as "Abrahamic" is used as a shorthand for their supposed common ancestry as well as for their assumed shared religious principles and values. Since its very purpose is to highlight the commonality of the three religions, the term is always used in the plural. For medieval thinkers in the Islamicate world, however, the Abrahamic model of religion was radically different from the contemporary one.
Thayer Building, Room 2022, 202 S. Thayer St. Free. 7347639047. judaicstudies@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/70152-17540899.html [map]



 4-5:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Putin v. the People: The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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U-M sociology professor Natalia Forrat and history professor Ronald G. Suny discuss this new book with authors Samuel A. Greene (King's College of London) and Graeme B. Robertson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).
4-5:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Putin vs. the People: The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies Book Discussion.

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All invited to a discussion, led by U-M WCED postdoctoral fellow Natalia Forrat & U-M history professor Ronald Suny, of Graeme Robertson & Samuel Green's 2019 exploration of the views of ordinary Russians.
1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled "Online Harassment and the Threat to Democracy": U-M Wallace House.

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Canceled: Conversation between Mumbai-based investigative journalist Rana Ayyub and U-M journalism fellow Elodie Vialle about online harassment and its effect on journalists.
4:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free. 998-7666. [map]


 5 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Witness Lab": UMMA.

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Interactive courtroom installation hosting performances and talks. Mar. 11 & 18: U-M law professor Leonard Niehoff on "Salem Witch Trials." Mar. 13: Greenhills Middle School drama students put Shakespeare characters on trial in the mock trial "Romeo vs. The City of Verona." Mar. 24: Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack on "Supreme Court 101." Mar. 25: U-M law professors Margaret Connors and Timothy Connors, a Washtenaw County judge, on "Performance in Trial Advocacy."
5 p.m. (except Mar. 13, 1:30 p.m.), UMMA. Free, preregistration required for Mar. 24 talk only at UMMA.umich.edu. 764-0395.


 5:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Suffrage Now: Who Can't Vote and Why?": U-M Institute for the Humanities High Stakes Series.

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Talk by a speaker TBA.
atrium, 202 S. Thayer. Free. 936-5818. [map]


 6:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "How the War of 1812 Changed American Cartography": U-M Clements Library.

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Talk by University of Delaware English professor Martin Brückner.
6:30 p.m., U-M Ross School Robertson Aud., 701 Tappan Ave. Free; preregistration available at myumi.ch/K4OQO. 764-2347. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Ahead of the Curve: Building an Aging-Friendly Community": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Catholic Social Services coordinator Rachel Dawson-Baglien discusses this new web-based program.
AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200.


 7-8:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "International Sauces": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lakehouse Bakery (Chelsea) owner Keegan Rodgers discusses how to prepare various sauces, from the mother sauces to curry & Mexican mole. Tastings & recipes.
AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled You Can't Give Up": Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Tony Collings, 2020). Short film by local filmmaker Collings about a Ypsilanti youth and the guidance he received from his mentor. Followed by a panel discussion--panelists TBA--on the school to prison pipeline and its impact on the community.
Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled "Supporting Student Mental Health": Ann Arbor District Library Bright Nights Community Forum.

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Panel discussion on the resources available students struggling with mental illness. With speakers TBA from U-M Depression Center, U-M psychiatric emergency services & impatient unit, and AAPS representatives.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Bioethics Discussion: Solitude": The Bioethics Discussion Group.

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A discussion on who we are when we are alone.
Readings to consider:
1. The Solitude of Self
2. An overview of systematic reviews on the public health consequences of social isolation and loneliness
3. Individual Good and Common Good: A Communitarian Approach to Bioethics
4. Solitude: An Exploration of Benefits of Being Alone
For more information and/or to receive a copy of the readings contact Barry Belmont at belmont@umich.edu or visit http://belmont.bme.umich.edu/bioethics-discussion-group/discussions/043-solitude/.
Take some time alone with 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/ [map]



 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Susan Douglas: Literati Bookstore.

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This U-M communications professor reads from In Our Prime: How Older Women Are Reinventing the Road Ahead, her new book about how ageism affects women. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Financial Planning 101: Outsmart the Scammers": Saline District Library.

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Talk by Edward Jones financial consultant Mark Mazur.
7 p.m, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 8 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Guest Chamber Music Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Performer & program TBA.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


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Wednesday


March 2020
 10-11:30 a.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Top Tips for Improving & Maintaining Healthy Bones": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Talk by U-M geriatric & palliative medical practitioner Jared Morphew.
2401 Plymouth Rd. Free, preregistration required. 998-9353. [map]


 Noon-1:20 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Epic Proportions: Translating Poland's National Epic for the 21st Century": U-M Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

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Indiana University comparative literature professor Bill Johnston discusses what he learned from translating Adam Mickiewicz's 1834 Pan Tadeusz.
1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Community and Connections": U-M Global Islamic Studies Center.

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Panel discussions with area Muslim entrepreneurs on marketing strategy, creativity, and community. For a list of participants, see Events.umich.edu/Event/70175.
Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom. Free, preregistration recommended at bit.ly/islamicstudiescenter. 615-9558. [map]


 5 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Witness Lab": UMMA.

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Interactive courtroom installation hosting performances and talks. Mar. 11 & 18: U-M law professor Leonard Niehoff on "Salem Witch Trials." Mar. 13: Greenhills Middle School drama students put Shakespeare characters on trial in the mock trial "Romeo vs. The City of Verona." Mar. 24: Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack on "Supreme Court 101." Mar. 25: U-M law professors Margaret Connors and Timothy Connors, a Washtenaw County judge, on "Performance in Trial Advocacy."
5 p.m. (except Mar. 13, 1:30 p.m.), UMMA. Free, preregistration required for Mar. 24 talk only at UMMA.umich.edu. 764-0395.


 6-7:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Great Lakes": U-M Museum of Natural History Science Café.

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Short presentations by U-M faculty TBA. Followed by discussion. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by hors d'oeuvres. Seating limited; arrive early.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Vegan Cheese": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local vegans Amy Wilkins & Amy Wright discuss vegan cheeses, where to buy them, and how to make them at home. Tastings & recipes.
AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200.


 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "An Evening of Poetry and the Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series.

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Featured Reader: Esperanza Cintrón is author of three books of poetry: Visions of a Post-Apocalyptic Sunrise, the Naomi Long Madgett Award-winning What Keeps Me Sane, and Chocolate City Latina. Her interconnected stories of Shades, Detroit Love Stories, was published by WSU Press. She has recent work in Manteca! An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets.
All writers welcome to read their own or other favorite poetry or short fiction
afterward at open mic. Hosted by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, and Dave Jibson
see our blog at Facebook/Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. Free. 734-665-2757. info@crazywisdom.net http://www.crazywisdom.net [map]


 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Literati Bookstore Feminist Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Bernardine Evaristo's 2019 novel Girl, Woman, Other, which follows the lives and struggles of 12 black British women.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: History of Science Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Deborah Cadbury's 2007 book Space Race: The Epic Battle Between America and the Soviet Union for Dominion of Space.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


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Thursday


March 2020
 10-11:30 a.m. (canceled) 

Canceled: "The Power of Art: Its Impact in SE MI": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs. (except Mar. 5), Feb. 20-Apr. 2. Series of 6 weekly lectures.

Feb. 20: U-M dance professor emeritus Peter Sparling on "The Dance of the Paint: Thoughts on an Interdisciplinary Practice."

Feb. 27: U-M museum of natural history project manager Lynne Friman on "The Art & Science of Creating a New Museum."

Mar. 12: U-M art professor Anne Mondro on "Beyond the Studio: Exploring How Artists work with Communities."

Mar. 19: Detroit-based artist Scott Hocking on "Site-Specific Installations and Photography Projects, Detroit & Beyond."

Mar. 26: WSU art history professor emerita Marion "Mame" Jackson on "Recalling the Past, Imagining the Future: Art and the Resurgence of Detroit."

Apr. 2: Detroit Institute of Arts Africa, Oceania, & Indigenous Americas department head Nii Quarcoopome on "From the Grove to the Gallery: A Personal Journey with African Art."
WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $60 (members, $35) for 6-lecture series; memberships are $25 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]


 Noon-1:30 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Japanese Studies.

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Mar. 12 & 26. Talks by visiting academics. Mar. 12: University of Tokyo economics professor Tetsuji Okazaki on "Transition to a Modern Regime and Change in Plant Lifecycles: A Natural Experiment from Meiji Japan." Mar. 26: University of Hong Kong gender studies professor Grace Ting on "Queer Writing x Asia: Japanese, Taiwanese, and Asian American Literary Worlds."
Noon-1:30 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St. Free. 764-6307. [map]


 1 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Orientalism and Monotheism: Renan on Judaism and Islam": U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

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Guy G. Stroumsa, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Throughout the nineteenth century, the birth of what one may call philologia orientalis and the discovery of the linguistic similarities between Sanskrit and European languages radically transformed the perception of the East, much weakening the idea of a family relationship between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The case of Ernest Renan (1823-1892) is here emblematic. The lecture will survey Renan's conception of Judaism and Islam, through his invention of the category of "Semitic religions." We shall reflect on its consequences on the study of monotheism among historians of religions, as well as on the development of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in the last decades of the century.
Thayer Building, Room 2022, 202 S. Thayer St. Free. 7347639047. judaicstudies@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/70165-17540921.html [map]



 1:30-3 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Wise Guys": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs. Conversation group for men.
Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Closed Dec. 24-31. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 4-6 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Muslims in the Digital Age: Podcasting & Illustration with Misha Euceph and Emmen Ahmed": U-M Global Islamic Studies Center.

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Pakistani Americans Euceph, host of the acclaimed podcast Tell Them, I Am, and portrait artist Ahmed discuss how Muslims are defined and how they define themselves in the digital age.
MMA multipurpose rm. Free, preregistration required at bbit.ly/ummadigitalage. 615-9558.


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Kathleen Graber: U-M English Department Zell Visiting Writers Series.

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Reading by this poet, a Virginia Commonwealth University English professor whose 2019 collection The River Twice explores themes of impermanence and change. A Publishers Weekly reviewer notes that Graber's "fresh and wild" style comes from a merging of "the distant past and the urgent present." Signing.
5:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-6330. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "The Escape Line: How Ordinary Heroes of Dutch-Paris Resisted the Nazi Occupations of Western Europe": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Area historian Megan Koreman discusses her 2019 book. Signing.
AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Books at the Bar Book Club.

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All invited to discuss books in a highly social atmosphere. Mar. 26: The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Hugh Lofting's classic 1920 children's book about a physician who can talk to animals. Apr. 30: The Call of the Wild, Jack London's 1903 story about a sled dog in Alaska. Book selections available in advance at the Dexter District Library (3255 Alpine).
7 p.m., Beer Grotto, 8059 Main, Dexter. Free admission, beer for sale. Mpabreyer@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Feisty Women Book Club: Saline District Library.

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All invited to discuss books by or about women. Mar. 26: Giver of the Stars, Jojo Moyes' 2018 novel about a group of women who deliver books for a travelling library in Depression-era America. Apr. 30: The Complete Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi's acclaimed graphic memoir about the Iranian Revolution. May 28: Song of a Captive Bird, Jasmin Darznik's 2018 novel inspired by the life of trailblazing Iranian woman poet Forough Farrokhzad.
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free, preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Budapest: Pearl of the Danube": Dexter District Library.

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Talk by Michigan resident Mariya Fogarasi, who lived in Budapest for 6 years.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "The Depositions": Literati Book Club.

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All invited to discuss this collection of new & old essays on fatherhood, Irish heritage, funeral rites, and loss by the popular and critically acclaimed Milford poet, essayist, and undertaker Thomas Lynch.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


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Friday


March 2020
 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "KidLitCon": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 27 & 28. Panel discussions with topics ranging from picture books, poetry, and social justice to graphic novels and families in fiction. Panelists include St. Catherine University (MN) education professor Dawn Quigley, Chinese-American illustrator & writer Arree Chung, & Chicago-based teens writer Jasmine Warga. For a complete schedule, see AADL.org/node/406425.
AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 Noon (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Fri. 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]


 1 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Lethal Lunch Book Group: Saline District Library.

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All invited to discuss murder mystery books. Mar. 27: Bruno, Chief of Police, Martin Walker's 2009 novel about a policeman in a small French town. Apr 24: Raven Black, Ann Cleeves' 2007 mystery about a killer on the loose in a small town. May 29: Track of the Cat, Nevada Barr's 1993 mystery about vanishing park rangers in West Texas.
1 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 3-5 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "The Breakup 2.1: The Ten Year Update": U-M Anthropology Department Colloquia Series.

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Indiana University anthropology professor Ruth Hall discusses trends in undergraduate breakup practices over the past 10 years to extrapolate changes in social media usage.
411 West Hall, 550 East University. Free. 764-7274. [map]


 3-6 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled "Thomas Piketty: Capital & Ideology": U-M Center for Inequality Dynamics.

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French economist Thomas Piketty discusses his new book, Capital and Ideology, which challenges readers to revolutionize how they think about politics, ideology, and history. Piketty exposes the ideas that have sustained inequality for the past millennium, presents a scathing critique of contemporary politics, and outlines a bold proposal for a new and fairer economic system.

Opening remarks by U-M President Mark Schlissel. Talk is followed by a panel, Q&A, and reception. Panelists: U-M philosophy professor Elizabeth Anderson and director of the Center for Inequality Dynamics Fabian Pfeffer. Signing.
3-6 p.m., Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom. Free, preregistration requested at inequalitydynamics.org/piketty-rsvp. InequalityDynamics@umich.edu. [map]



 4:30-6 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "In Defense of Collateral Evidence: Refugees and Post-Partition IDs in Delhi": U-M Center for South Asian Studies.

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Talk by Azim Premji University (Bengaluru, India) political science professor Tarangini Sriraman.
4:30-6 p.m., 110 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St. Free. 615-4059. [map]


 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Tommye Blount: Literati Bookstore.

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This Detroit native reads from Fantasia for a Man in Blue, his debut poetry collection about desire and violence in the lives of queer black people. Signing.
7 p.m., 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-9 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "So, You Want to Be a Beekeeper?": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Brief introduction to beekeeping.
7-9 p.m., Michigan Folk School at Staebler Farm County Park, 7734 Plymouth Rd. Free, preregistration required at ParksOnline.eWashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


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Saturday


March 2020
 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "KidLitCon": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Mar. 27 & 28. Panel discussions with topics ranging from picture books, poetry, and social justice to graphic novels and families in fiction. Panelists include St. Catherine University (MN) education professor Dawn Quigley, Chinese-American illustrator & writer Arree Chung, & Chicago-based teens writer Jasmine Warga. For a complete schedule, see AADL.org/node/406425.
AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30 a.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

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

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Mar. 14, 21, & 28. Popular series of talks, aimed at general audiences. Mar. 14: U-M physics professor Alec Thomas on new laser technologies. Mar. 21: U-M astrophysics professor Ann Parsons on the latest NASA mission to explore Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Mar. 28: U-M environmental science professor emeritus Henry Pollack on "Climate Change in the Arctic: The Situation on the Northern Front."
10:30 a.m., 170 & 182 Weiser Hall, 500 Church St. Free. 764-4437. [map]


 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Science Forum Demos: U-M Museum of Natural History.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short hands-on demos for ages 5 & up. "Out of the Water & Back Again: A Whale's Tale" (11 a.m.). Handle real fossils while learning about the evolutionary process. Also, make a fossil casts of an ancient tooth. "Home Sweet H.O.M.E.S.: Exploring the Great Lakes" (3 p.m.). Learn about the past, present, and future of Michigan's water source.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


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March 2020
 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: Science Forum Demos: U-M Museum of Natural History.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Short hands-on demos for ages 5 & up. "Out of the Water & Back Again: A Whale's Tale" (11 a.m.). Handle real fossils while learning about the evolutionary process. Also, make a fossil casts of an ancient tooth. "Home Sweet H.O.M.E.S.: Exploring the Great Lakes" (3 p.m.). Learn about the past, present, and future of Michigan's water source.
Natural History Museum, 1105 North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 2 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "The Problem of Thor Bridge": The Arcadia Mixture Sherlock Holmes Club.

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All invited to discuss Arthur Conan Doyle's 1922 story in which a former American senator tasks Holmes to investigate the murder of his wife in order to clear his mistress of the crime.
Classic Cup Café, 4389 Jackson. Free. rpl@umich.edu. [map]


 7 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "A Reassessment of Life on This Planet": Frederick Glaysher.

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Mar. 15, 22, & 29. Lectures by veteran poet Glaysher. Mar. 15: "The Function of Criticism." Mar. 22: "The American Journey into Ulro." "Ulro" is the spiritual abyss in the mythology of the English poet William Blake. Mar. 29: "Poetry in the Nuclear Age."
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $10) in advance at a2tix.com and at the door. 660-4037. [map]
 






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