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Dec
12
Tue
Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz: The Fefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods @ EMU Student Center Ballroom B
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Brooklyn-based chefs Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz, co-owners of the Gifilteria, a restaurant specializing in reimagined Ashkenazi cuisine (including their signature artisanal gefilte fish), host a meal showcasing the Eastern European Jewish food featured in their cookbook The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods. Alpern studied under the “queen of American Jewish cooking,” U-M grad Joan Nathan. The menu includes root vegetable latkes with apple-pear sauce and an Ashkenazi-inspired version of kimchi, crispy chicken with tsimmes (an Ashkenazi root vegetable stew), and more. Vegetarian option available. Also, a candle-lighting ceremony to commemorate the 1st night of Hannukah.
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6-9 p.m., EMU Student Center Ballroom B, 900 Oakwood, Ypsilanti. $36. Preregistration required by Dec. 5. at 487-6692 or at tinyurl.com/y8c59kc5.

Dec
13
Wed
A Night with Rolando Beramendi and Ari Weinzweig @ Zingerman's Deli
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Zingerman’s co-founder Ari Weinzweig interviews Italian fine food importer Rolando Beramendi about his new cookbook, Autentico: Cooking Italian, the Authentic Way.Tastings of some of Zingerman’s Italian pantry items.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman’s Deli, 422 Detroit St. $55 (includes one autographed copy of the book and a 20% coupon for the deli). Reservations required. 663-3354.

Poetry and the Written Word: Open Mike @ Crazy Wisdom
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 6 copies of your work to share.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757

 

Dec
14
Thu
Carlina Duan: I Wore My Blackest Hair @ Neutral Zone
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Neutral Zone presents “I Wore My Blackest Hair,” Carlina Duan’s hometown release party: reading and book signing.

Open Mike and Share: Kathy Edgren and Jennifer Burd @ Bookbound
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dexter poet Kathy Edgren was first published at age 17 and her poems have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Oracle, Birmingham Poetry Review and many other journals. She will read from her latest book, The Grain Beneath the Gloss.

Jennifer Burd teaches writing and literature. Her poetry appears in two books along with numerous print and online journals, and she has also written a play for children and a book of creative nonfiction. Her most recent book of poetry is Day’s Late Blue.

The event begins with an Open Mic session when area poets can read their own work or share a favorite poem by another author in a welcoming atmosphere.

This series occurs on the second Thursdays of most months in partnership with Les Go Social MM&T.

Please note: Open Mic & Share will be on hiatus in January 2018. We will return on Thursday, February 8 at 7pm. Details TBA.

Storytellers Guild: Story Night @ Crazy Wisdom
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members host a storytelling program. Audience members are encouraged to bring a 5-minute story to tell.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757

Dec
17
Sun
Ann Arbor Poetry: Open Mike @ Espresso Royale
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Poetry open mike.
Ann Arbor Poetry. Poetry open mike. 7-9 p.m. (sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry.

 

Dec
18
Mon
Chris Van Allsburg: Jumanji (30th Anniversary Edition) @ Nicola's Books
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Nicola’s Books presents author Chris VanAllsburg, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Please join us for this special author signing of Jumanji in conjunction with the premiere of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle  to benefit the Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children.

Ticketing Information: 
This will be a ticketed event, with tickets available via BrownPaperTickets.com beginning at 10am on Friday, December 1st Each ticket includes a signed copy of Jumanji. Presentation of ticket will be required to claim your book.  Signing line will begin in ticket number order; lower ticket numbers mean an earlier place in the signing line.

Signing details:
·         Signing will occur in ticket number order
·         Jumanji may be personalized
·         Ticket holders may bring up to 2 more items to be signed only, either from home or other books purchased on site
·         Unstaged photos will be allowed

About Jumanji
Over thirty years ago, Peter and Judy first found the game–Jumanji–with the instructions that once the game is started, it must be finished or it will go on forever–and it was then, with this same wonderment, readers found Jumanji, too.
Since its original publication, Jumanji has been honored with many awards, including the Caldecott Medal, and in 1996, the surreal story was adapted to fit the big screen.
This special edition of Jumanji contains a CD of the renowned actor Robin Williams reading the timeless tale.

About the Author
Chris VanAllsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children’s literature. In 1982, Jumanji won the National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg was formerly an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.

About the Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children at Hospice Of Michigan and Ann Arbor Hospice:
With a focus on maximizing the quality of life for every child in its care, Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children is privileged to offer a wide range of pediatric services to families throughout Michigan. The Anchors Programs for Children, funded through a generous gift from the Samuel & Jean Frankel Foundation, includes Compass Support Services, The James B. Fahner MD Pediatric Hospice Program and The Anchors Perinatal Program. For more, visit http://www.hom.org/our-services/anchors-pediatric-programs/.

Dec
19
Tue
The Moth Storyslam: Rules @ Greyline
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dec. 5 & 19. Monthly open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on the monthly theme. Dec. themes: “Dirt” (Dec. 5) & “Rules” (Dec. 19). The 3 teams of judges are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Space limited, so it’s smart to arrive early.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $8. 764-5118.

 

Jan
2
Tue
The Moth Storyslam @ Greyline
Jan 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Jan 2 & 16. Monthly open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on the monthly theme.  The 3 teams of judges are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Space limited, so it’s smart to arrive early.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $8. 764-5118.

 

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