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Calendar of Events

Saturday, April 13, 2013






 
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 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

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Apr. 13 & 20. All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Snacks and tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Youth ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Arb Reader Center (Apr. 13), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (Apr. 20), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration requested. 647-8528. [map]

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 9 a.m.  Free! 

Garage Sale - PEC 2nd Annual Sale: Progressive Education Consortium.

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Please join us at our 2nd annual Progressive Education Consortium Garage Sale (fundraiser for our students)
Saturday, April 13th, 9am-3pm at Clonlara School
Items: Bose Lifestyle 5 system, Wii system, Corningware Electrontics tabletop cookware set, sewing machine, books, some electronics, house hold items and much more!!!
Clonlara School, 1289 Jewett Ave, Ann Arbor. Free. 734-926-4617. martha@clonlara.org [map]

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 9 a.m.  Free! 

Goddess Flow: Yoga in Honor of the Divine Feminine: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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Hygeia Center for Healing Arts invites you to honor your divine female energy in this vinyasa style yoga class that celebrates the Goddess within and around us. Each week, we will move through six posture flows accompanied by music dedicated to the Goddess. Posture flows will be repeated throughout the session so that each yogini can increase her awareness of breath, movement, and body thus moving deeper into her core essence which is divine in nature. Class is held in a warm, supportive environment with inspirational readings, meditation, relaxation and time for reflection incorporated. Some previous yoga experience is recommended. Come celebrate, share and delight in yourself and the Goddess through yoga!
Goddess Flow Yoga class meets on the second Saturday of the month from 9:00-10:15 am.
Class is limited to 10 participants. Please register to reserve your space.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. Free. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]

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 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Grand Opening of PRO Martial Arts - Canton: PRO Martial Arts.

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Grand Opening of PRO Martial Arts Canton
PRO Martial Arts Canton helping local kids "kick" bullying with their Armor™ bullying and Predator Prevention Program

Who: Kids and parents along with anyone who has an interest in Karate
What: Grand Opening Celebration featuring:
· Free food
· Free Karate lessons and demonstrations
· Board breaking
· Meet Rocky the Rhino
· Register to win a month of free lessons and an iPod touch
When: April 13, 2013 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 44948 Ford Road Canton Landing Shopping Center, Canton MI 48187
Onsite Contact: K'waun Conquest, 734-516-2840
About PRO Martial Arts: The PRO Martial Arts System taught at every location is a cohesive blend of the best elements of traditional Korean martial arts. Incorporating elements of Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido, the system provides its students the opportunity to develop a potent blend of strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance.
PRO Martial Arts, 44948 Ford Road Canton, MI 48187, Canton. Free. 734-516-2840. [map]

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 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Robot Competition State Championship: FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).

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Apr. 11-13. Teams from 64 high schools bring their homemade robots, ranging from gangly Rube Goldberg contraptions to sleek predatory machines, to battle one another in contests culminating with the exciting finals on Saturday afternoon.
3:30-7 p.m. (Apr. 11), 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (Apr. 12 & 13), EMU Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt (north off Washtenaw), Ypsilanti. Free. firstinmichigan.org. [map]

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 9 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

The Henkel Physicians: A Family's Life in Letters: National Library of Medicine.

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The Henkel Physicians: A Family's Life in Letters features the National Library of Medicine's collection of the family correspondence of a remarkable family of doctors in 19th century Virginia. The letters document the working lives of the Henkel physicians as they share medical cases, professional rivalries and the experience of the Civil War.
Taubman Health Sciences Library, 1135 Catherine St. Free. thlibrary@umich.edu http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/digicolls/henkel/index.html [map]

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 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

WCC: Wake & Bake at Ann Arbor Cooks!.

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**This class is offered through Washtenaw Community College, but held at Ann Arbor Cooks. The format is exactly the same as all classes offered at Ann Arbor Cooks.**
Baking should be stress-free and rewarding, but sometimes it can seem like a chore. Join us for a class that puts the "relaxing and fun" back into the mix. We'll teach you everything you need to know for a great weekend baking experience. Full participation. Menu: Gingerbread scones; chocolate-almond Danish; homemade crumpets; lemon curd. Register at www.wccnet.edu/lifelong-learning
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]

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 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Compost: Close Up": Ann Arbor Solid Waste Department.

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All invited to tour the city compost center. Also, a free seedling planted in compost to take home.
10 a.m.-noon, Materials Recovery Facility, 4150 Platt Rd. Free. 994-2807. [map]

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 10 a.m. 

A Plan for Life: Ramesh Narula.

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In this day-long interactive program, you will learn to identify and enhance your skills to their fullest potential. Ramesh Narula will lead you through a journey of Yoga; Ayurveda; Meditation; A Course in Miracles; Breakthrough Thinking Principles; Creative Problem-Solving Principles; and Business and Career Development Principles. Pre-registration required. Lunch included. Call 734.794.6250 to register.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. $60. 734.794.6250. [map]

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 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Annual Spring Sale: Ann Arbor Potters Guild.

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Apr. 13 & 14. A very popular annual sale held outdoors under a big tent. Includes a wide variety of functional and decorative ceramics. Also, a low-price kids sale table and clay for kids to play with.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Potters Guild Studio, 201 Hill. Free admission. 663-4970. [map]

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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Bookapalooza at the Milan Public Library!: sponsored by Friends of the Milan Public Library.

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Our biggest booksale of the year! Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free popcorn, lemonade and balloons. Books for all ages. Special table of gift book items.
Milan Public Library, 151 Wabash St., Milan. Free admission. 734-439-1240. info@milanlibrary.org www.milanlibrary.org [map]

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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Physicspalooza": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Apr. 13 & 14. Hands-on physics activities that explore motion, gravity, light, and magnetic power.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Apr. 13) & noon-4 p.m. (Apr. 14), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]

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 10 a.m.-noon 

"Super Seedlings": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens Little Green Thumb Program.

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All kids, accompanied by a parent, invited to learn about seeds, explore seeds that grow well in a home garden, and plant seeds to take home.
10 a.m.-noon, Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. $8 materials fee; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]

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 10 a.m. 

"The Lake Effect: Building a Resilient Future": U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Live audiovisual show, using the planetarium's state-of-the art visualization technology, exploring the origins of the Great Lakes, their early use, and the eventual abuse that has led to their assault by invasive species. Also, information about how to get involved locally to help preserve and protect the lakes.
10 a.m., Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]

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 10 a.m.  Free! 

"The Lewis & Clark Expedition": Dexter District Library.

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Naturalist Endeavors (Columbiaville) owner Randy Baker gives a family-friendly presentation about this trek's history and purpose from the perspective of Corps of Discovery member Patrick Gass.
10 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]

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 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369- 3107. [map]

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 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Play Group: Acorn Glen Cooperative Preschool.

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Apr. 13 & 27. Indoor and outdoor activities and refreshments for toddlers and preschool-aged kids, accompanied by a parent. Siblings and friends welcome.
10:30 a.m.-noon, Acorn Glen Cooperative Preschool, 1547 Miller. Free. 585-5555. [map]

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 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

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

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Apr. 6 & 13. Popular series of talks, aimed at general audiences, by U-M physics professors. Apr. 6: Kathryn Zurke on "The Dark Matter Hunter's Guide to the Universe." Apr. 13: "Capillarity." Robert Deegan discusses phenomena dominated by surface tension, such as the ability of insects to walk on water.
10:30 a.m., 170 Dennison, 500 Church. Free. 764-4437. [map]

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 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Coffee Tour: Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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One of Zingerman's Coffee managing partners, Allen Leibowitz or Steve Mangigian, offers a free tour of the coffee company and talks about the intricate world of java.
11 a.m.-noon, Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr.. Free. 929-6060. [map]

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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Storytime: Nicola's Books.

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Every Sat. An experienced storyteller spins yarns for kids age 7 & under. The Apr. 13 storytime only is followed by a chance to meet Spot the dog.
11 a.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Storytime: Literati Bookstore.

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Every Sat. All kids invited.
11 a.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]

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 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Storytime at the Museum": UMMA.

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U-M student docents read stories related to the art on display. Followed by an art activity. For kids ages 4-7 accompanied by a parent. Siblings welcome.
11:15 a.m., UMMA (meet at the information desk), 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

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 11:30 a.m. 

"Fiber Feast Fashion Show": Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Lunch and a fashion show of clothing made by guild members. Also, a sale of fiber arts, jewelry, and more.
11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $30 in advance only by emailing jillault@umich.edu. 655-0703. [map]

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 Noon  Free! 

"Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Bestselling writer Andrew Solomon, author of the 2001 National Book Award-winning The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, discusses his new book about the experiences of parents with variously exceptional children. It includes section on the parenting lives of Crazy Wisdom co-owners Bill Zirinsky and Ruth Schekter, who were the parents of 2 severely disabled children, each of whom passed away in the 10th year of life.
Noon, Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]

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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Sketching Cloth and Drapery": Ann Arbor District Library.

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College for Creative Studies art teacher Pat Candor introduces adults & teens in grade 6 & up to the finer points drawing cloth and drapery.
1-4 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

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 2-3:30 p.m. 

Bound Books: Fly Children's Art Center.

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We will be learning the stab binding and pamphlet methods of binding from hobby bookmaker, Sonja Waite. You will leave with two or more bound books. This event is best for children 6+ and adults! Please register at flyartcenter.org.
Fly Children's Art Center Studio, 40 N. Huron Street, Ypsilanti. $10. info@flyartcenter.org flyartcenter.org [map]

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 2 p.m. 

Intro to Arduino Microcontroller!: All Hands Active.

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The Arduino Microcontroller allows one to easily create devices that interact with the world. From something as simple as a door alarm, to complex line following robots and hovering quad-copters.
We'll be covering the basics in this class, from installing the software and connecting the hardware, to putting together a simple circuit and playing with different electrical components. For the most part, we will be following tutorials on arduino.cc & ladyada.net.
What you absolutely have to bring:
- A laptop
Optional, but helpful:
- Install the software: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
- Bring some supplies (not necessary, but helpful if you have it already)
- - Arduino
- - Breadboard + Wire
- - Resistors, photocells, Switches, etc.
This class assumes you know absolutely nothing about electronics, microcontrollers, etc.
Cost: $10 Members, $15 Non Members. If you can't swing that, but think you can help out with setup / takedown / promotions, let us know and we'll wo
All Hands Active, 525 E. Liberty St. $10 to $15. 734-252-9595. joshdont@gmail.com http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/ [map]

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 2 p.m. 

"5th Annual Victors 5K": U-M Students for Diabetes Awareness.

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A 5-km chip-timed race through the Arb. Prizes. Also, information about diabetes.
2 p.m. (registration begins at 1 p.m.), Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts. $20 in advance at sdaumich.wordpress.com; $25 day of race. sdaboard11@umich.edu. [map]

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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Florencia Pita/FP mod": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit, an installation by Argentina-born, LA-based architect and designer Pita, whose boldly colored works are influenced by literature and biology and employ cutting-edge architectural fabrication techniques.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

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 2 & 8 p.m. 

"The Animals and Children Took to the Streets": University Musical Society.

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Apr. 10-14. The acclaimed London-based performance company 1927-recognized for its stunning and seamless blend of theater and live music with animation and film-presents this darkly comic play about an idealistic woman and her daughter who move into a squalid neighborhood of criminals, junkies, and feral children. Described as "part Charles Dickens, part Tim Burton," the play features a gorgeous, creepily fantastic set and hypnotic visual effects that make the performers appear to be 2-d extensions of the projected animated images. "A jaw droppingly clever and gloriously subversive parable," writes a Guardian (UK) reviewer. "1927 conjures a world so complete it feels as if you've fallen down a rabbit hole."
7:30 p.m. (Apr. 10 & 11), 8 p.m. (Apr. 12 & 13), and 2 p.m. (Apr. 13 & 14), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. General admission tickets: $45 (Apr. 10, 13 at 2 p.m., & 14) and $50 (Apr. 11, 12, & 13 at 8 p.m.) in advance at ums.org & by phone, and at the door. 764-2538. [map]

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 2 & 8 p.m. 

"The Pirates of Penzance": U-M Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

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Apr. 11-14. This accomplished town-and-gown company performs Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta about the romance between a young lady and a young man mistakenly apprenticed to an inept band of pirates when he was a boy. The ensuing madcap chaos is peppered with songs like "Poor Wand'ring Ones," "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General," and the pirates' theme song, "With Cat-Like Tread," better known as "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here."
8 p.m. (Apr. 11-13) & 2 p.m. (Apr. 13 & 14), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $20 (seniors age 65 & over, $18; students with ID, $10). (800) 838-3006. [map]

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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Tubular Bracelets": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults & teens in grade 6 & up invited to learn how to make colorful bracelets out of clear vinyl tubing filled with candy, glitter, beads, and more. Supplies provided.
2-3 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]

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 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, & 9 p.m. 

"The Sapphires": Michigan Theater.

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(Wayne Blair, 2012). Biopic about 4 indigenous Australian women who are discovered by a talent scout and travel to Vietnam in 1968 to sing for the troops.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]

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 2:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. Jugglers of all skill levels invited for informal practice. Indoor location TBA in case of inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. 761-1115.

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 3 & 8 p.m. 

"33 Variations": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Mar. 28-June 1. See review. Guy Sanville directs Moisés Kaufman's drama that shifts between Beethoven in 19th-century Austria, obsessing over a commission he can't complete, and a present-day musicologist who struggles to understand both her daughter and the mystery behind Beethoven's oft overlooked Diabelli Variations. Cast: Michelle Mountain, Melanie Reihing, Michael Brian Ogden, Richard McWilliams, David Bendena, Daniel Britt, Rhiannon Ragland.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed., Sat., & May 30), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Mar. 28-Apr. 4 previews: Tickets $22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $32 (Sat. eve.). After Apr. 4: Tickets $27 (Wed. & Thurs.), $37 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $42 (Sat. eves.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]

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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Early Music Ensemble: U-M School of Music.

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U-M harpsichord professor Edward Parmentier directs this music student ensemble in choral and instrumental works by Ockeghem, Sweelinck, Lassus, Bach, Leclair, Sainte-Colombe, Frescobaldi, Caccini, Hotteterre, and Marais.
4 p.m., U-M Music School Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]

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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Hike the Local Parks - Family Friendly: A2 Turbos.

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We'll be taking a hike along the scenic Huron River. All ages and fitness levels welcome. FREE fun for all. We will be meeting at the address above prior to the hike and then regroup at the same place afterwards. Plan to dress for weather conditions and bring a water bottle. Families are welcome!
Dexter-Huron Metropolitan Park, 6535 Huron River Drive, Dexter. Free. 202-570-4013. 24fitcampA2@gmail.com 24fitcamp.tumblr.com/hike [map]

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 4 p.m. 

Spring DIY Fest--POSTPONED: Ann Arbor Free Skool.

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This event has been postponed until May 19.
4 p.m., Mark's Carts, 211 W. Washington. Free admission. annarborfreeskool.blogspot.com. [map]

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 4 p.m. 

U-M Baseball vs. Penn State.

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Apr. 12-14. Apr. 13 is a doubleheader.
6 p.m. (Apr. 12), 4 p.m. (Apr. 13), & noon (Apr. 14), Ray Fisher Stadium. $5 (youths age 12 & under, $3; U-M students, free). 764-0247. [map]

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 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Machinamentum": METAL Design & Fabrication Studio.

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Metal celebrates its 2nd anniversary with a display of mixed-media art by local artist and graphic designer Mark Benglian. Also, METAL unveils its new line of furniture. Hors d'oeuvres provided by Chef Norman of Detroit.
6-9 p.m., METAL, 220 Felch. Free. (800) 613-6385. [map]

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 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Dutch Dinner Party! at Ann Arbor Cooks!.

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Over the centuries the Dutch have used the fruits of their fields to make their delectable foods. The Netherlands are famous for their breakfast items around Europe. AND, it is tradition for many Europeans to travel to the North Sea Coast in the Spring to see the amazing fields of tulips and to enjoy its traditional foods. Join Chef Sonia, a native of Europe, as she takes you outside of your box to explore a new culture that you many not have encountered until now! What fun! Full participation. Menu: Baby Green Salad with Three Traditional Cheeses and Housemade Vinaigrette; Asparagus with Sauce Hollandaise; Traditional Butter Potatoes and Ham; Vlaii (Fruit Almond Pie) with Pudding Sauce. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]

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 7 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

22nd Annual Smithee Awards: U-M Smith-Ka-Teers.

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This celebration of bad films features screenings of 5 clips of commercial feature films in each of 19 categories, including "Most Ludicrous Premise," "Worst Science," "Cutting Butter with a Chainsaw," "Let's Up the Rating to R," "Alas, Poor Yorick," "Inane Dialogue," "Deus ex Machina," and more. Films typically sampled include the likes of Seedpeople, Leech Woman, Nailgun Massacre, The Clones of Bruce Lee, and Narcotic Justice. Audience members vote on the "winners." Mature audiences.
7 p.m.-midnight, 1800 Chemistry Bldg., 930 North University. Free. Smitheeawards.com. [map]

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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

U-M J. Edgar Edwards Reading Series.

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Readings by 1st-year MFA students, including fiction writer Rachel Greene and poets John F. Buckley and Lauren Clark.
7-9 p.m., U-M Work Gallery, 306 S. State. Free. 764-6330. [map]

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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

U-M J. Edgar Edwards Reading Series.

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Readings by 1st-year MFA students, including fiction writer Rachel Greene and poets John F. Buckley and Lauren Clark.
7-9 p.m., U-M Work Gallery, 306 S. State. Free. 764-6330. [map]

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 7 p.m. 

"20th Anniversary Concert": U-M 58 Greene.

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This coed a cappella ensemble performs rock, soul, R&B, and pop songs.
7 p.m., Rackham. $8. umich.edu/~corundum.

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 7 p.m. 

"20th Anniversary Concert": U-M 58 Greene.

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This coed a cappella ensemble performs rock, soul, R&B, and pop songs.
7 p.m., Rackham. $8. umich.edu/~corundum.

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Circle Mirror Transformation": U-M Basement Arts.

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Apr. 11-13. Ruby Grammatico directs students in Annie Baker's Obie-winning comedy, set in a community center drama class under the misguided tutelage of a ditzy instructor, about 4 New Englanders who experiment with theater games, out of which secrets are revealed, tiny wars of epic proportions are waged, and romance blossoms.
7 p.m. (Apr. 11-13) & 11 p.m. (Apr. 12), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Studio One, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. basementarts.org. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Orlando Furioso" U-M Undergraduate Opera Studio Workshop.

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Apr. 12, 13, 15, & 16. U-M opera professor Kay Castaldo directs U-M undergrad opera students in scenes from Vivaldi's 1727 Baroque opera based on Ariosto's Renaissance epic.
5:30 p.m. (Fri., Mon., & Tues.) & 7 p.m. (Sat.), U-M School of Music McIntosh Theater (Fri. & Tues.), 1100 Baits (off Broadway), and Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium (Sat. & Mon.), 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 764-2538. [map]

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 7 p.m. 

"Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White": EMU Theater Department.

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Apr. 5-7 & 11-14. EMU theater professor Wallace Bridges directs EMU drama students in Alice Childress's poignant 1962 historical drama, set in 1918 South Carolina, about an African American seamstress and a Jewish baker forced to keep their long-standing love affair a secret. Due to the play's subject matter and stark realism, Childress was unable to get any theatre in NYC to stage it, and the play made its premiere in 1966 at the U-M. Stars Amanda Brewer and Stephen Lambert.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 10 p.m. (Thurs.), EMU Sponberg Theater, Ford St. (off Lowell from Huron River Dr.), Ypsilanti. Tickets $15 (students, $12; kids age 12 & under, $7) in advance and at the door. 487-2282.

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 7:30 p.m. 

"Mr. B's Blues & Boogie Celebration: East Meets West": The Ark.

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Ann Arbor's own world-renowned blues pianist, Mark "Mr. B" Braun, hosts 2 nights of blues and boogie-woogie piano featuring guest appearance by Lila Ammons, a Bessie Smith-style "classic" blues singer. The granddaughter of boogie woogie icon Albert Ammons, she is accompanied by Axel Zwingenberger, a pianist from Hamburg, Germany, who's regarded as the world's foremost interpreter of Albert Ammons and other boogie-woogie pioneers. Also, Bob Seeley, a veteran Detroit blues pianist known for his electrifying, passionate renditions of boogie classics. The show features solo sets by each performer, followed by a series of duets.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $25 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

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 8-11 p.m. 

2nd Saturday Contra Dance.

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Don Theyken calls to music by the Sharon Hollow String Band. No partner needed. Bring flat, smooth-sole shoes.
8-11 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), Saline. $10. 408-1829. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

Men's Glee Club: U-M School of Music.

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This popular men's chorus is joined by tenor George Shirley and the alumni of the 1963 and 1978 Llangollen competitions in movements 5 and 6 of Kristin Kuster's Given a Body, Jonathan Kolm's "Songs for the People," Rollo Dilworth's "Harriet Tubman 1913," Billings's "Chester," Thompson's "Last Words of David," Dett's Ave Maria, Dawson's "There Is a Balm in Gilead," Afonso's "Siriri," and Dubinsky's "We Rise Again."
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $15 & $18 (students, $5) in advance at ummgc.org/events/tickets. mgc.tickets@umich.edu, 764-1448. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

"August: Osage County": U-M Theatre Department.

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Apr. 4-6 & 12-14. (The Apr. 4 performance is sold out.) U-M theatre professor John Neville-Andrews directs U-M theatre students in Tracy Letts' Tracy Lett's Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about the painful reunion of the far-flung members of a dysfunctional family in response to its patriarch's mysterious disappearance. A Variety review says it's "laced with corrosive humor so darkly delicious and ghastly that you're squirming in your seat even as you're doubled over laughing."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $26 (students, $10) at the Michigan League in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

"Clutter": From Around Here Productions.

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Apr. 12 & 13. This new Saline theater company presents a staged reading of Michigan playwright Brian Cox's play about a man who looks back on important moments in his life while cleaning his desk. His memories help him make a pivotal life choice.
8 p.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $6 in advance; $7 (students, $6) at the door. 944-2787. [map]

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 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Electronic Chamber Music: Radiophonics": U-M School of Music.

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Michael Gurevich directs performing arts technology students in electroacoustic chamber music that explores radio as a musical medium, including classic radio works by John Cage and new works for radio transmitters, receivers, electronic sounds, and acoustic instruments.
8 p.m., U-M Stearns Bldg. Cady Room, 2005 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]

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 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Electronic Chamber Music: Radiophonics": U-M School of Music.

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Michael Gurevich directs performing arts technology students in electroacoustic chamber music that explores radio as a musical medium, including classic radio works by John Cage and new works for radio transmitters, receivers, electronic sounds, and acoustic instruments.
8 p.m., U-M Stearns Bldg. Cady Room, 2005 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

"Leaving Iowa": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Local actors perform an encore of last week's performance of excerpt from Tim Clue and Spike Manton's poignant "Corn Belt comedy." Returning to his native Winterset, IA, after the death of his father, a writer revisits childhood spots, meets offbeat and possibly dangerous Midwesterners, and relives a childhood spent trapped in the back of a station wagon on seemingly endless family vacations. This production recently received first place at the state American Association of Community Theatre festival. Proceeds benefit the Civic Theatre's trip to Wisconsin to perform at the Great Lakes regional competition. Cast: Nick Boyer, Matt Steward, Kathleen Beardmore, Dana Denha, Isaac Ellis, Cassie Mann, and Steven White.
8 p.m., A2CT Studio, 322 W. Ann. Donation. 971-2228. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

"Lend Me a Tenor": Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun. (except Mar. 31), Mar. 28-Apr. 14. Tobin Hissong directs this local professional company in Ken Ludwig's comedy of errors about opening night at the fictitious Cleveland Grand Opera Company. The star, a world-famous tenor known as "Il Stupendo," arrives too late to rehearse and then passes out and is taken for dead. Another singer is persuaded to pose as him, but trouble starts when Il Stupendo comes to and tries to reclaim his role. Cast Sebstian Gerstner, Thalia Schramm, Paul Hopper, Barbara Coven, Brian Sage, Tara Tomcsik, Angela Miller, and Elliott Styles.
7 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 3 p.m. (Sat., Sun., & Apr. 11), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $28 (members & seniors, $25; groups of 10 or more, $22) in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. 268-6200. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

"On Display": U-M Dance Department BFA Thesis Concert.

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Apr. 11-13. A concert of new solo and group works choreographed by U-M dance seniors Natalie Niergarth, Alexandra Reehorst, and Parisa Shahbaz.
8 p.m., U-M Duderstadt Center Video Studio, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., North Campus. Free. Doors open at 7 p.m. 763-5461. [map]

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