David C. Turnley is a world renowned photographer, filmmaker, and University of Michigan Alumnus. He received the Pulitzer Prize in photography and filmmaking for his coverage of The Revolutions of 1989, including the fall of the Berlin Wall and Tiananmen Square in China.
In addition, he was twice awarded the World Press Picture of the Year, the prestigious Robert Capa Award for Courage and four Overseas Press Club Awards.
Don't miss the unique opportunity to view twent-five iconic photos October 4th - November 9th.
Gallery of the International Institute in the School of Social Work Building, 1080 S. University Ave. Free. (734) 763-9200. email@example.com www.ii.umich.edu [map]
Cheap Skis, Boots & Boards! Our annual October Ski Swap at our Ann Arbor shop is this Saturday (9am - 6pm) and Sunday (noon-5pm), October 27 & 28, 2012.
Buy lightly used equipment, or even catch a steal on a previous year's model!
Any questions, call 734-663-9515 or visit http://www.sunandsnow.com/
Spread the word!
Sun & Snow, 2471 W. Stadium Blvd. Free admission. 734-663-9515. SunAndSnow.com [map]
We are having a new and used book sale. The new book seller is from Usborne books. She puts up a wonderful display and titles are on hand to take home with you. The magic of Usborne and Kane Miller Books makes reading and learning fun. They are designed to draw children in visually with colorful illustrations, encouraging them to learn and retain more information. These award-winning books cover a wide range of subjects, are comprehensive and organized in a way that helps children absorb and recall more. There will be tables and tables of used books, as well as a small selection of board games and learning materials. The used books will be varied in type of book and age group - from youth to adult, fiction to text.
Clonlara School, 1289 Jewett. Free. 734-926-4617. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.clonlara.org/campus/event [map]
Show and sale of a variety of yarns, rug hooking kits, felted items, roving, and fiber art products and craft items. Demonstration classes. Also, breeders on hand with alpacas, goats, Angora rabbits, and other animals. Concessions.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Oct. 27) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Oct. 28), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Tickets $4 ($6 for both days); kids age 11 & under, free. 546-0032. [map]
About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Oct. 27) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Oct. 28), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Admission $4. (517) 605-0624. [map]
Come celebrate our home state with a class rich on Michigan tradition - PASTYS! Buttery, flaky crust chock-full of seasonal vegetables and rich warm fillings!
Menu: Homemade Hand Pie Dough; Classic Beef Pasty; Root Vegetable and Smoked Cheddar Pasty, Sweet Apple Pasty
Register online at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
All invited to help city staff maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Also, staffers lead a short nature walk at the end of each workday. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.
Oct. 14: Narrow Gauge Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at Narrow Gauge Way at Green Rd. south of Glazier Way) to remove invasive shrubs and continue the restoration of the native habitat.
Oct. 27: Kuebler Langford Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Beechwood entrance off Sunset just north of M-14), Dicken Woods Nature Area (10 a.m.-1 p.m., Dicken Dr. off S. Maple), and Molin Nature Area (1-4 p.m., Powell Rd. from Columbia Ave. east of Kimberly from Packard just west of Eisenhower) to remove invasive shrubs.
Nov. 3: Berkshire Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the end of Exmoor off Glenwood north from Washtenaw just west of Huron Pkwy.) and Olson Nature Area (1-4 p.m, meet at the entrance on Dhu Varren just east of Pontiac Trail) to remove invasive shrubs.
Nov. 17: Barton Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the Barton Dam parking lot, corner of Huron River Dr. & Bird Rd.) to collect native seeds. Also, a family-oriented introduction to identifying native plants in their seed-bearing stage.
Various times & locations. Free. 996-3266.
Day-long symposium with talks on curatorial practices, museum theory, and the effect different display sites have on our understanding of art. Full schedule at lsa.umich.edu/histart.
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
Daily through Nov. 4. An all-ages corn maze cut in an elaborate Titanic theme. Also, a petting zoo, a kiddie maze, hayrides, bonfires, a giant hay pile for climbing, and more. Cider & donuts available.
6-9 p.m. (Mon.-Thurs.), 6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-9 p.m. (Sun.), Coleman's Farm, 12758 Jordan Rd., Saline. $10 (kids ages 5-10, $5; kids age 4 & under, free). 429-1212. [map]
Every Place (I have ever lived) The foreclosure crisis in twelve neighborhoods: Argus Museum, C3 Partners.more >
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Please join us Friday, September 28, 2012, from 6-8:30 PM for the opening reception of Cleveland Artist's Charles J. Mintz photography exhibit, "Every Place I Have Ever Lived" at the Argus Museum. Mintz chronicles the foreclosure crisis in America and significant population changes in Industrial Midwest cities through a photographic journey to the neighborhoods he has lived. Four years after this project began, the crisis continues. The installation is not designed to answer the questions, but to ask them.
There will be an Artist's Talk on the project October 27, 2012 at 10 AM. The show will hang through November 16, 2012. The Argus museum is located on the 2nd floor of the Argus I Building, 525 West William, Ann Arbor; Museum hours are M-F 9-5, or by appointment.
For additional information contact the museum curator, Cheryl Chidester, email@example.com or 734-769-0770.
Argus Museum, 525 West William. Free. 734-769-0770. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Oct. 13 & 27. For kids accompanied by a parent. Oct. 13: "Build Your Own Scarecrow." Stories about scarecrows and a chance to build one. Bring old kids clothes, hats, and gloves. Straw and other materials provided. Oct. 27: "Halloween Spooktacular" with pumpkin and gourd decorating, pumpkin treats, and more.
10 a.m.-noon, Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. $10 (Oct. 13) & $8 (Oct. 27). Metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
Cleveland photographer Charles J. Mintz discusses the current exhibit of his photos that chronicle foreclosures in industrial Midwest cities.
10 a.m., Argus Museum, Argus Building 2nd floor, 525 W. William. Free. 769-0770. [map]
All invited to shoot around barricades at targets in a simulated self-defense scenario. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
10 a.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan & Willis Rd.), Saline. $20 per round ($10 per additional round). 429-9561. [map]
Local early childhood educator Gari Stein, director of Music for Little Folks, and an Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra musician lead kids from babies through age 5 (accompanied by an adult) in a program that includes storytelling and dancing to live music. Participants also learn about the instruments.
10 a.m., Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
Show and sale of handmade works by regional artists.
10 a.m.-9 p.m., Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty. $1 admission. 994-8004. [map]
Every Sat. Family-oriented storytelling program and craft activities.
10-10:30 a.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Oct. 27 & 28. A chance to make your own wizard or witch's potion, to create a spooky story, and to learn how to make eerie effects at home.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Oct. 27) & noon-4 p.m. (Oct. 28), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
All kids ages 2-5 invited to hear stories and sing songs about the fictional steam locomotive. Also, a related craft.
10-11 a.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
One of the largest regular gatherings of RC racers in the country features off-road dirt-track racing for stock and modified model electric trucks and buggies. Awards for the top three finishers in each class. Spectators welcome. Food concessions.
10:30 a.m.-midnight, Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Doors open at 8 a.m. Free admission. $16 to race. (517) 960-5252. [map]
Every Sat. Popular series of talks, aimed at general audiences, by U-M scholars. Oct. 6: "The New Particle Discovery at LHC with the ATLAS Experiment." U-M physics professor Bing Zhou discusses the recent discovery of the previously disputed Higgs Boson particle. Oct. 13: U-M physics professor James Liu on "The Physics Behind the Music." Oct. 20: U-M math professor Silas Alben on "How Flexible Bodies Move and Interact in Fluids." Oct. 27: U-M physics professor Stephen Forrest on "Solar Powering Your House or Saving the World One Electron at a Time."
10:30 a.m., 170 Dennison, 500 Church. Free. 764-4437. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 15-Oct. 28. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Hay rides, the Hippity Hop Holler, a petting farm, a Noah's Ark inflatable, a corn maze, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, face painting, and other activities available for an extra charge.
11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. $13.50 admission (babies under age 2, free; group rates available). 390-9211. [map]
Sept. 29: "Rock Your Locker!" A chance to make a mini-message board, photo frame, or magnet. Also, a discussion of DDL fall events for teens. Snacks. For youth in grades 6-12. Oct. 27: "Papier-Mache Skull Decorating," a chance to make a skull in celebration of Halloween and Day of the Dead. Prizes for the top 3 skulls. Snacks. For youth in grades 5-12.
11 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free, but preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. Five different audiovisual planetarium shows.
Nanocam: A Trip into Biodiversity (10:30 a.m. Oct. 6 & 20 only) features life forms measured in micrometers.
The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. both days) is an exploration of the current night sky.
Larry Cat in Space (12:30 p.m. Sat.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner, a scientist on her way to the Moon.
Oasis in Space (2:30 p.m. Sat.) is about the Earth, its water resources that make life possible, and its place in the solar system. Cosmic Colors (2:30 p.m. Sun.) is a journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum that explores the reasons for color, the nature of X-rays, and more.
10:30 a.m. (Oct. 6 & 20), 11:30 a.m.& 12:30 p.m. (Sat.), and 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
A guided wine tour, in a limo, with stops at 3 Jackson County wineries, including Chateau Aeronautique, Lone Oak Vineyard, and Sandhill Crane Vineyards.
Noon-5 p.m., meet at Real Seafood Co., 341 S. Main. $125 (includes appetizers and wine). Reservations required by emailing email@example.com or by phone. (800) 300-5151. [map]
Gather in Ann Arbor to join our fabulous wine tour created for a day of exquisite tastes & beautiful friendships in the abundant Michigan countryside.
Tours include wine & appetizers at a select
Mainstreet Ventures Restaurant. Enjoy tastings
at three Michigan wineries hosted by a Golden
Tours begin from select Mainstreet Ventures Restaurant scheduled for that date.
Visit website for restaurant schedule.
$125. 800.300.5151. firstname.lastname@example.org www.goldenlimo.com/winetours
Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 21-Oct. 28. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate designs precision-cut with Farm Works software and a GPS unit. This year's "Pirate" theme features a maze shaped like a pirate and a pirate ship. Also, beginning Oct. 5, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m., $5). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 1-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $6 per maze ($10 for both). talladayfarms.com 645-1791. [map]
Oct. 26-28. Video game tournaments.
Oct. 26 (6-8:30 p.m.): Battle Master. For 9th graders through adults.
Oct. 27 (1-4 p.m.): Wii Sports Resort Team Tourney. For all ages.
Oct. 28 (1-4): "Game + Watch: Monster Mayhem." All teens and preteens in grade 4 & up invited to play Monster Mayhem and watch a monster movie. Also, attendees invited to guess what movie will be shown and wear a costume related to it. The library offers this clue as to the movie to be shown: "This month's movie might include monsters under your bed and a savage cast."
Various times, AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Jessica's Skin & Body Apothecary is celebrating the opening of its day spa and retail store on Saturday, October 27th. The Grand Opening Open House is taking place 1-4pm. Come see the transformation of this beautiful building from 1887. Join us for wine from Every Day Wines, Locally made sweets, free raffle giveaways including skin care products and spa services.
Jessica's Skin & Body Apothecary, 301 N. Fifth Ave. Free. 734.545.4303. email@example.com www.jessicasapothecary.com [map]
AAWA member Mary Bachman discusses the history of pastels and pastel techniques and supplies. She also gives a slide-illustrated presentation of her work.
3-4:30 p.m., Riverside Art Gallery, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Free. 996-2551. [map]
Zombie Apocalypse Survival Party: Book Industry Charitable Foundation (formerly Borders Foundation).more >
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The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is pleased to offer our fall fundraising event, -Zombie Apocalypse-! What better way to deal with a flooding rush of zombies than to tip a few back and forget about your worries?
That-s why the Binc Foundation will be hosting a beer tasting at Arbor Brewing Company in downtown Ann Arbor. The fundraiser is slated for the afternoon of October 27th, 2012 from 3-5 p.m. and we expect a large crowd of zombie survivalists to hold-up with us. The event will include a guided beer tasting, appetizers and desserts, games, swag bag and a silent auction.
To purchase tickets please visit our website at www.bincfoundation.org or give us a call at 734-477-4226 by October 22nd, 2012
Note: This is a theme party not to be confused with a costume party.
Arbor Brewing Company, 114 East Washington Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $30 (VIP pass, $100). 734-477-4226. firstname.lastname@example.org www.bincfoundation.org/events [map]
Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 20-Dec. 15, except Nov. 22. See review. Guy Sanville directs Tracy Letts' 2008 comedic drama, set in a diverse Chicago neighborhood, about the unlikely friendship between a burned-out doughnut shop owner and his young, idealistic new employee. New York Times critic Charles Isherwood calls it "a gentle comedy that unfolds like an extended episode of a 1970s sitcom…a warm bath of a play that will leave…audiences with satisfied smiles rather than rattled nerves." Cast: California longtime TV and film actor Randolph Mantooth, as well as area actors Ryan Carlson, David Daoust, Alex Leydenfrost, Brian Marable, Michelle Mountain, Michael Brian Ogden, Sandy Ryder, and Lynch Travis.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat., except Oct. 31), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat., and Nov. 23), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Sept. 20-27 previews: $22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $32 (Sat. eve.). After Sept. 27: Tickets $27 (Wed. & Thurs.), $37 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $42 (Sat. eves.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 27-Nov. 4. Tim Rhoze directs Tennessee Williams's poetic psychological melodrama about a faded southern belle with illusions of past greatness whose ambitions and pretensions drive her 2 children to the edge of sanity. The story is set out as a reminiscence by her unhappy, rebellious son, a would-be writer working in a shoe factory. Her physically handicapped daughter has retreated into a dream world supported by her collection of delicate glass animals. The family's fantasy lives are challenged when, at the mother's insistence, the brother invites a "gentleman caller" to dinner to court his sister. Stars Carla Milarch.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (Oct. 13 & 27), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Sept. 27), $22 & $24 (Sept. 28, 30, & Oct. 4), and $30 & $32 Sept. 29). Oct. 5 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After Oct. 5: $27 & $29 (Thurs.), $32 & $34 (Fri. & Sun.), $25 & $27 (Sat. matinee), $39 & $41 (Sat. eve.). $3 discount for seniors age 60 & over. Tickets available in advance at performancenetwork.org & by phone, and at the door. $10 student discount in advance, half-price student tickets at the door only. For reservations, call 663-0681; to charge by phone, call 663-0696. [map]
All lesbians invited to discuss Nicola Griffith's 1994 fantasy about a planet where a selective virus kills all men and all but a few women, who then undergo changes that enable them to give birth to genetically diverse children.
4-6 p.m., Jim Toy Community Center, 319 Braun Ct. Free. 663-0036. [map]
There will be plenty of cars with decorated trunks to visit and grab tons of great candy, treats, and healthy snacks. This community event is hosted by Quest Martial Arts and the Packard Plaza.
Great family activity! There will be tons of kids and parents alike. Come enjoy a great time!
DATE:Saturday, October 27th
LOCATION:2111 Packard Ann Arbor, MI 48104
If you are interested in hosting a trunk or have questions call Quest Martial Arts at (734) 332-1800
Quest Martial Arts, 2111 Packard Rd. Free. 734-332-1800. email@example.com www.Quest-MartialArts.com [map]
"RASA: Classical and Contemporary Essence of India's Dance and Music": Srishti Dances of India/Sumkali.more >
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Local classical Indian dance troupe Srishti Dances of India is joined by the well-known Washington, D.C.-based South Indian classical dance company The Spilling Ink Project in Samudra: Churning Oceans, a production that combines the Odissi and Bharata Natyam styles of classical Indian dance with video by local artist Hans Anderson. Followed by a performance by Sumkali, a local band, led by tabla player John Churchville, that blends classical Indian music with jazz and funk idioms.
6 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theater, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 764-2538. [map]
Traditional American fiddle songs, bluegrass, and high-energy American folk by this renowned touring fiddle ensemble of 30 Saline students. Tonight's guest headliner is the legendarily virtuosic Lonesome River Band, a Virginia-based outfit known for its great harmony singing, lickety-split solos, and white-hot ensemble playing.
7 p.m., Ellen Ewing Performing Arts Center, Saline High School, 1300 Campus Pky., Saline. Tickets $10-$20. (866) 257-5333. [map]
A retrospective of films by King Hu, a pioneering master of martial arts action films. Mandarin, subtitles.
Oct. 1: "Come Drink with Me" (King Hu, 1966). Action film, set during the Ming dynasty, widely considered one of the best Hong Kong films ever made. Mandarin, subtitles. Preceded by a reception with the film's costar, Cheng Peipei.
Oct. 27: "Touch of Zen" (King Hu, 1971). Action film about a female fugitive who teams up with an unambitious scholar-painter to plot against a corrupt eunuch.
Nov. 3: "Dragon Gate Inn" (King Hu, 1967). See review. The emperor's 1st eunuch plots to kill the children of his political opponent.
Dec. 1: "The Valiant Ones" (King Hu, 1975). Meditative action movie, which uses intricate fight scenes to reveal character, about 16th-century husband-and-wife swordfighting team hired to protect China from Japanese marauders.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater (Oct. 1) & Angell Hall Auditorium A (Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Dec. 1). Free. 764-6308. [map]
Open European and Middle Eastern folk dancing to recorded music. The program begins with a lesson.
7-10 p.m., the barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5 (students, $3) donation. 709-8748. [map]
Miss Washtenaw 2009 Rachelle Sweet emcees this scholarship contest. The winner goes on to the 2013 Miss Michigan Pageant. Also, a performance by Miss Michigan 2012 Angela Venditti. Preceded by the Miss Michigan Outstanding Teen Pageant (2:30 p.m., tickets $12, ages 6-12, $5).
7 p.m., Chelsea High School Auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. Tickets $20 (ages 6-12, $5) at the door. 475-2734. [map]
The younger of the 2 Ann Arbor-based USA Hockey national development teams plays this U.S. Hockey League rival.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. at Scio Church Rd. $7 (seniors, students, active military, & kids, $5; youth hockey players with jerseys, $1). 327-9251. [map]
Oct. 25-27. U-M students present French playwright Yasmina Reza's dark comedy of manners about 2 couples who meet at one of their homes to discuss a playground altercation between their young children. Hostility rumbles just under the surface, as their civilized battle of wits devolves into a hilariously childish chaos.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 11 p.m. (Fri.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Studio 1, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. http://basement.studentorgs.umich.edu. [map]
Oct. 19-21 & 25-28. EMU drama professor Lee Stille directs EMU drama students in Shakespeare's tragicomedy about passion and revenge. The contradictions embodied in the character of Shylock, who is both a villain--demanding a literal pound of flesh from the merchant who owes him money--and a victim of anti-Semitism, has provoked controversy and debate for centuries. The play contains many of Shakespeare's most famous speeches, including "Hath not a Jew eyes?" and "The quality of mercy is not strained."
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun), & 10 p.m. (Thurs.), EMU Quirk Theater, Ford St. (off Lowell at Jarvis), Ypsilanti. Tickets $15 (students, $12; kids 12 & under, $7) in advance and at the door. 487-1221.
Every Fri. & Sat. Sept. 29-Oct. 28, every Sun. in Oct., and Oct. 30 & 31. Six different scary attractions--including a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more--bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Refreshments available.
7:15-11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 7:15-10:30 p.m. (Sun. & Oct. 30 & 31), 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. $17 for access to one area; $38 for all areas. 390-9208. [map]
Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dancing to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week.
7:30-10 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 395-4223. [map]
Hip-hop MC whose raps explore what he calls the "backwoods badlands of sinners and saints" of his native Alabama. He recently released his debut CD, Radioactive, on Eminem's Shady Records. Opening acts are Rittz, a Georgia hip-hop MC known for his lyrical raps, and Trouble Andrew, a Nova Scotia-bred, Brooklyn-based musician whose music blends hip-hop, pop-rock, and electronica.
7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Tickets $20 in advance at etix.com and at the door. 996-8555.
Local actors reprise last year's production of this musical gore-fest, an amalgam of Sam Raimi's cult-classic 1980s low-budget film trilogy about 5 U-M students camping in the Tennessee woods who set free an evil spirit that possesses them. Songs include the doo-wop ballad "All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons" and "Do the Necronomicon," which The New York Times says "cheerfully evokes the 'The Time Warp' from Rocky Horror."
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 7 p.m. (Sun.), Copeland Auditorium, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $15 in advance at dextercommunityplayers.org. 726-0355. [map]
Join us for Nightmare on Norris Street, our annual haunted halloween fright fest. Brace yourself for eerie beer garden treats, a haunting costume contest + prizes, DJs, live art, fortune tellers, tarot card readers, special witches brew, and more frightening stuff.
Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti. Free admission. 734-480-2739. www.cornerbrewery.com [map]
Reuven AnafShalom, Ed Vincent, and Marlin Whitaker call to live music. Preceded at 7:30 p.m. by a beginner lesson.
8-11 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $10 (members, $9; students, $5). 994-6494. [map]
Oct. 25-27. A Detroit native who now lives in Florida, Richards is known for his fast-paced stream of sarcastic, often hysterically livid observations about everything from phone solicitors and computers to Taco Bell and the experience of dating an exotic dancer. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty (below Seva restaurant). $8 (Thurs.) & $11 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
Dress in your favorite Halloween costume and enjoy an open bar, DJ, silent auction, games and prizes. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Ticket price is $40/person and $75/couple before October 20th and after increases to $50/person. This fundraising event will support the annual Ann Arbor Jaycees Holiday Helpers program with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Lake Forest Golf Club, 3110 W. Ellsworth Rd, Ann Arbor. Before Oct 20: $40/person and $75/couple; after $50/person. (734) 531-9626. www.a2jaycees.org/halloween [map]
The passionate, theatrical Valery Gergiev conducts this celebrated Russian orchestra known for its jaw-dropping musical color and an emotional range that extends from exquisitely tender to primal. A Globe critic said of one concert, "Gergiev and his orchestra found that pagan heart and put on a frightening display, with powerful brass, swirling strings, and earsplitting percussion." The program includes Strauss's Ein Heldenleben, Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, and Shostakovich's Concerto in C Minor, with Denis Matsuev, a fiery Russian pianist who is "perhaps the new Horowitz," according to a London Times review. Preceded at 5:30 p.m. by a prelude dinner (U-M Alumni Center, $75) with a lecture by Northwestern University musicology professor Inna Naroditskaya on "Russian Vodka, French Perfume, a Tumultuous Spring 100 Years Ago."
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $10-$80 in advance at ums.org & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
This jazz trio is led by the highly respected guitarist Elf, who has performed with such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, and Wynton Marsalis during his 40-year musical career and is known for his soft-toned improvisational bebop style. With drummer Pete Siers and bassist-clarinetist-saxophonist Miles Brown.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $10). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
Oct. 26-28. Rebecca Groeb-Driskill directs local actors in Robert Harling's drama (the basis for the 1989 film) that centers on a small-town Southern beauty shop and its regulars. The story begins on the morning of a young woman's wedding and proceeds through the next three years, chronicling the friendships that develop between 6 Southern women.
8 p.m. (Oct. 26 & 27) & 2 p.m. (Oct. 28), Liberty School Auditorium, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. Tickets $15 (students & seniors, $12). salineareaplayers.org. [map]
Oct. 18-21, 25-28, & 31 and Nov. 1-4, 9, & 10. Brian Carbine directs local playwright Audra Lord's interactive haunted house, an adaptation of early-19th-century German playwright Georg Büchner's unfinished episodic tragedy about a poverty-stricken barber driven insane by the apparently irremediable injustice of the world. Cast: Steve Carson, Colleen Cartwright, Alastar Demetrie, Marisa Dluge, Mark Drum, Karilu Forshee, Linda Rabin Hammell, and Emily Roll. A collaboration with Threefold Productions and the Brendalinda Performance Collaborative.
8 & 9:30 p.m., Mix Performance Space, 130 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Regular admission is $15 (students & seniors, $10) in advance at thenewtheatreproject.org and at the door. 645-9776. [map]