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What to do in Ann Arbor Monday, Feb. 5: Joe Biden speaks at the Michigan Theater; more

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ANN ARBOR – Here are some of the events happening in Ann Arbor on Monday about which we're most excited. Which ones do you plan to attend? What event should we cover in greater detail and why? Let us know in the comments below or email us at allaboutannarbor@wdiv.com.

Monday, Feb. 5

Red Circle Exhibition - In the 1980s, Japan’s strong trade surplus and currency were causing friction and antagonism overseas. In response, three renowned Japanese artists -- Ikko Tanaka, Shigeo Fukuda, and Kazumasa Nagai -- took on the challenge of changing Japan’s global image through graphic design. These dazzling posters are a fascinating chapter in the history of Japan’s ongoing efforts to shape its identity in the post-World War II era. (8 a.m., UMMA) 

Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work - This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni. It creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university’s bicentennial year. (9 a.m., University of Michigan Penny Stamps) 

"Of 72": An exhibition by Ebony G. Patterson - Jamaican artist Ebony Patterson’s "Of 72" -- a mixed media work on fabric, with digital imagery, embroidery, rhinestones, trimmings, bandanas and floral appliques -- considers the 2010 “Tivoli Incursion” in Kingston, Jamaica, an armed conflict between the Shower Posse drug cartel and Jamaica's military and police that began as security forces began searching for major drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke, after the United States requested his extradition. (9 a.m., U-M Institute for the Humanities)

Pre-Fab/Post-Fab: Art in a Readymade Era pop-up exhibition - This exhibition showcases the works of Heidi Barlow, Shaina Kasztelan and Bailey Scieskza, three female artists based in Detroit. Their work, although varying in style and form, speaks to a generation growing up with the influences of mass consumption, internet shopping, the glut of plastic toys, baubles and tchotchkes. (9 a.m., U-M Institute for the Humanities)

Joe Biden: American Promise Tour - The former vice president will reveal the big political moments of his career, the life-altering choices he made and the key traits that have helped him persevere through challenges. He will share how the death of his son, Beau, tested his resolve and how he is finding new purpose in a time of uncertainty. (7 p.m., Michigan Theater) 

Check out more Ann Arbor events on the A4 Community Calendar 

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