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Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 28, 2013






 
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"To the Wonder": Michigan Theater.

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Tentative. (Terrence Malick, 2012). Drama about an American who falls in love on a trip to Paris and asks the woman and her daughter to accompany him back to Oklahoma, where an old flame complicates his new relationship. Stars Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, & Javier Bardem.
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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 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 

33rd Annual Classic Bicycle Show & Swap Meet.

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This show, swap, and sale features more than 7,000 bikes from teetery 1880s "penny-farthings" to curvy WWII-era bikes, balloon-tire classics, BMX bikes, and more. Awards for numerous categories, including the best bike from each decade. Also, an "Old School Minibike Show and Swap Meet" that features vintage gas-powered minibikes and scooters. More than 250 vendors with bicycle parts, accessories, and memorabilia from every era. Door prizes.
8 a.m.-3 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. $4 (kids age 9 & under, free). (248) 642-6639. [map]
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 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 

4th Annual Ride for Recovery: Dawn Farm Fundraiser.

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100-mile (8 a.m.), 40-mile (8 a.m.), 25-mile (9 a.m.), and 10-km (10 a.m.) bike rides. 5- and 10-km run-walks (10:30 a.m.). Followed by farm tours, kids activities, and a "Recovery Celebration" with hot food.
8 a.m.-2 p.m., Dawn Farm, 6633 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $25 registration in advance at dawnfarm.org/upcomingevents/ride-for-recovery. $25 by Apr. 1; $30 after Apr. 1. 485-8725. [map]
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 8-10 a.m. & 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Nature Programs: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Apr. 6, 14, & 28. Hikes led by WCPRC naturalists. Apr. 6 (10 a.m.-noon): "Landscapes of the Raisin River" (Leonard Preserve, meet at the dead end of Union St. north off Main west of M-52, Manchester). Presentation on landscapes and plant and animals species of the River Raisin, followed by a hike. Apr. 6 (7:30-9 p.m.): "Dance of the Timberdoodle" (Independence Lake boat launch). Presentation about the mating "dance" of the woodcock. Apr. 14 (2-4 p.m.): "Wet Woods Walk" (Northfield Woods Preserve, E. Northfield Church Rd. just north of Joy Rd.). Wear boots. Apr. 28 (8-10 a.m.): "Sunday Morning Bird Walk" (Sharon Short Hills Preserve, Hashley Rd., Sharon Twp. From I-94, take M-52 south to Grass Lake Rd. west). Bring binoculars and a field guide if you can. Apr. 28 (2-4 p.m.): "Wildflowers along the River Raisin" (Leonard Preserve).
Various times & locations. Free. 971-6337, ext. 334.
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 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Spring Migration Walk in Nichols Arboretum": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thurs., Apr. 3-May 29. All invited to join club members for a walk through the Arb to look for resident birds and early migrants, which begin arriving in earnest toward the end of April.
8-11 a.m., meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview off Geddes. Free. 994-3569.
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 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Insect ID Day": Huron River Watershed Council.

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All invited to help identify the macroinvertebrates found in the Apr. 20 "River Roundup." Kids must be accompanied by an adult.
10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m. (pick a session), NEW Center, 1100 N. Main. Free. Preregistration required by Apr. 24 at hrwc.org. jfrenzel@hrwc.org, 769-5123. [map]
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 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Garlic Mustard Pull": Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Faye Stoner leads a search-and-destroy mission against this aggressive invasive plant.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Scio Woods Preserve (Apr. 20), north side of Scio Church Rd. west of Wagner; Miller-Smith Preserve (Apr. 27), Parker Rd. dead-end at Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter; Park Lyndon south (Apr. 28), east parking lot, North Territorial Rd., 15 miles west of US-23, Dexter; County Farm Park (May 4), Platt Rd. entrance. Free. 971-6337, ext. 334.
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 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts. Apr. 14: Woodworking demos. Apr. 21: "E-ART-H Day" activities for kids (noon-2 p.m.) and demonstrations by artists whose work involves recycled materials or reusing materials. Apr. 28: Jewelry demos.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers' Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]
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 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Cooking Demo: Washtenaw Whole Foods Market.

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Whole Foods staffer Jan Kemp prepares several plant-based dishes. Samples.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Whole Foods Cooking & Lifestyles Classroom, 3135 Washtenaw. Free. Preregistration required. 975-4500. [map]
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 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Whole Foods Market Health Starts Here™ Cooking Demo and Sampling: VegMichigan.

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Sunday 4/28:
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Whole Foods Market Health Starts Here™ Cooking Demo and Sampling join Jan Kemp, Healthy Eating Specialist, for this fun event and watch as she prepares several plant-based dishes for you to sample. Learn how our Health Starts Here™ program at Whole Foods Market can support you in your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Whole Foods Market, 3135 Washtenaw Ave., Cooking and Lifestyle Classroom, 2nd Level, Mezzanine, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (734) 975-450. This event is FREE, but advanced registration is required. Please call (734) 975-4500 to register for this class. Space is limited to the first 25 people who register.
Whole Foods, 3135 Washtenaw Ave. Free. renee@vegmichigan.org www.vegmichigan.org [map]
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 Noon-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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 Noon-6 p.m. 

"9th Annual Tour of Remodeled Homes": National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

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Apr. 27 & 28. Tour of 14 area homes with remodeled kitchens, baths, and more.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Apr. 27) & noon-6 p.m. (Apr. 28), various locations. Tickets $10 (kids, free). Maps available at narisemich.org. 926-0178.
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 Noon-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Inside|Out Art Tours": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. through June 23. Docents lead 30-minute walking tours of public art, with special emphasis on the reproductions of famous artworks that have been temporarily installed by the Detroit Institute of Arts. See http://www.dia.org/assets/pdf/insideout/spring2013/AnnArbor.pdf for a map of all the installations in town.
Noon-2:30 p.m., begin at AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free. 995-5439. [map]
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 Noon-2 p.m.  Free! 

"O-Meet": Southeastern Michigan Orienteering Club.

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All invited to try this at-your-own-pace sport of reading maps and compasses to follow an outdoor course. Maps, some compasses available. Apr. 14: Peach Mountain, North Territorial Rd. (1 1/4 miles west of Hudson Mills Metropark), Dexter. anewman@newman.com. Apr. 28: Crooked Lake, Waterloo Recreation Area, follow Orienteering signs on Green Rd., 2 miles north off Clear Lake Rd. from I-94 exit 153, Grass Lake. 429-1057.
Noon-2 p.m., various locations. Free. $10 (members, $5) for a map. michigano.org.
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 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

Gaming Tournaments: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Apr. 26, 27, & 28. Video game tournaments. Prizes.

Apr. 26: "All-Stars Battle Royale." For adults and teens in grade 6 & up.

Apr. 27: "GT Smash Kart." For adults and teens in grade 6 & up. Also, prizes for trivia, outrageous outfits, and more. Pizza dinner.

Apr. 28: "Pokemania!" Pokeman tournament for all ages. Bring your own Nintendo DS game console and a pre-2010 Pokemon video game (no black or white) with Pokemon under 30 for qualifying rounds.

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6-8:30 p.m. (Apr. 26) & 1-5 p.m. (Apr. 27 & 28), AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 1 p.m. 

Gemini: The Ark.

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Family concert by this popular local acoustic duo that has built a strong following among kids and adults throughout the Great Lakes area over its 40-year career. Twin brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits offer sing-alongs, folk songs from around the world, and upbeat originals about life's simple pleasures, all performed with a boisterous sense of fun on more than a dozen instruments.
1 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $10 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 1 & 2 p.m.  Free! 

"El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa": UMMA.

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Apr. 7 & 28 and May 5. Docent-led tour of the current retrospective of works by Anatsui, an internationally renowned sculptor known for large wall pieces made from discarded bottle tops. The exhibit spans 4 decades of Anatsui's art, including works in wood, ceramic, and metal, as well as drawings, prints, and paintings.
1 & 2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 1 & 3 p.m. 

"Professor Ray's Everyday Science": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Apr. 20, 21, 27, & 28. Museum staff give family-friendly science demos. Apr. 20 & 21: "Air Apparent" includes experiments with air pressure, from crushing a can to levitating objects. Apr. 27 & 28: "ChemMystery" includes experiments using everyday items to create chemical reactions.
1 & 3 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
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 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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Every Sat. & Sun. and Mar. 29 & Apr. 1-5 Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun., and 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Mar. 29 and Apr. 1-5) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Flight Adventures (Sat. 12:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show examining the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes, and models fly and learn about the history and future of human flight.

Black Holes (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an animated show that begins with the formation of the early Universe and the birth and death of stars and concludes with a simulated flight to a supermassive black hole lurking at the center of the Milky Way.

Larry Cat in Space (12:30 p.m. Mar. 29 and Apr. 1-5 only) 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.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"El Dia de los Ninos": Ann Arbor District Library/Ypsilanti District Library.

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This family-oriented celebration of the traditional Latin American Children's Day features music, dancing, traditional treats, crafts, and more.
1:30-4:30 p.m., Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Resources Available at FamilySearch.org": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.

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Talk by genealogist Don Hinkle, a family history consultant at the Lansing branch of the Family History Center. Followed by a panel discussion with club members Connie Olson and Barbara Krick on "Clues to the 1940 Census."
1:30 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Dr. (off McAuley Dr. from E. Huron River Dr.). Use parking lot P and look for the club's signs. Free. 483-2799. [map]
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 1:30 p.m. 

"Seussical": Theatreworks USA (Michigan Theater Foundation Not Just for Kids Series).

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This renowned New York City-based children's theater troupe returns to the Michigan Theater to present its most popular production, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Tony-winning musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss stories. When chaos erupts in the Jungle of Nool, it takes the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, and a gaggle of other characters to bring harmony back to the world. The engagingly eclectic score includes pop, gospel, blues, Latin, and R&B tunes. Geared toward kids in grades K-4.
1:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $15 (MTF members, $12) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & all other Ticketmaster outlets, and at the door. To charge by phone, call (800) 745-3000. [map]
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 2-3 p.m. 

Nature Programs: Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Sept. 8 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Dragonflies: Acrobats of the Sky." Jackson naturalist Don Henise presents a short indoor program about dragonflies, followed by a hike to Mill Lake to view them in their natural habitat. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair from the Eddy Discovery Center.

Sept. 15 (1:30-3 p.m.): "Incredible Edibles Walk." WNHA wild foods expert Tom Jameson leads a 90-minute hike to learn about edible wild plants available locally and then prepares some wild food dishes (with recipes) to sample.

Sept. 22 (2-3 p.m.): "Sensing Animals." Science Alive representatives bring a variety of live animals for a hands-on presentation on some amazing ways they use their senses to learn about and survive in their environments.

Sept. 29 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Fall Mushroom Search." Mushroom expert Phil Tedeschi leads a search for mushrooms and helps participants identify what they have collected. Bring waxed paper and a basket or paper bag.

Oct. 6 (1-2:30 p.m.): "Survival Skills You Can Use." Artemis Eyster shows adults and kids age 10 & up how to make a shelter and a bed, build a fire, find water, make your own string, and avoid getting lost.

Oct. 20 (2-3 p.m.): "Animal Interactions." Interactive Animal Education owner Chris Oesterling displays a variety of live animals and discusses their habits and adaptations.

Oct. 27 (2 p.m.): "Sandhill Crane Tour." Local sandhill crane expert Bill Wells leads an auto tour that goes from the fields of Portage Lake campground, where many cranes spend the day, to the marshes of the Audubon Society's Haehnle Sanctuary, where hundreds of cranes return to roost at dusk. Expect to see large flocks of these magnificent birds at close range. Bring binoculars and cameras. Maps for self-guided tours and on-request showings of The Sandhill Crane Story available at the Discovery Center beginning Oct. 5.

Nov. 10 (2-3 p.m.): "Rapteriffic." Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show off some of the center's raptors and display the amazing eyesight of hawks and remarkable hearing of owls.

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Various times, meet in the Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot (except as noted), Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), Chelsea. $. $2 (families, $5); additional materials fee for "Sketching Nature" programs. Space limited; preregistration required. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.
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 2 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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 2 p.m. 

"Charlotte's Web": Wild Swan Theater.

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Apr. 25-28. This award-winning local children's theater presents Jeff Duncan's adaptation of E. B. White's beloved tale of a friendship between the young pig Wilbur and the remarkable spider who helps him win a blue ribbon at the fair and saves his life. Appropriate for kids in grades K-5. As with all Wild Swan productions, the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language. Audio description and backstage "touch" tours are available by prearrangement for blind audience members. Note: the Apr. 25 & 26 performances are sold out.
10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. (Apr. 25 & 26) & 2 p.m. (Apr. 27 & 28), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $15 (kids & seniors, $10; lap pass for kids age 2 & under, $3) in advance and at the door. 995-0530. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"Shrek": Pioneer High School Theater Guild.

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Apr. 27 & 28 and May 3-5. Alex Kip directs students in David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori's musical, based on the 2001 film, an appealingly subversive fairy tale about a kindhearted but misanthropic green ogre who's charged with rescuing a princess. The score is an eclectic mix of pop-flavored melodies that range from the jaunty "Travel Song" to the gutsy duet "I Got You Beat."
7:30 p.m. (Apr. 27 and May 3 & 4) & 2 p.m. (Apr. 28 and May 4 & 5), PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium at Main. Tickets $15 (seniors age 65 & over and students, $10) in advance and at the door. 994-2191. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"The Mountaintop": Performance Network Professional Season.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Apr. 25-June 2. Carla Milarch directs the Michigan premiere of Katori Hall's 2010 Olivier Award-winning drama, set in Martin Luther King's Memphis hotel on the eve of his assassination, about the relationship that develops between King and a talkative motel maid who shows up on his doorstep and begins to challenge the efficacy of his leadership. Stars Brian Marable and Carollette Phillips.

The May 19 performance is preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a "Cultural Conversation" ($10; reservations suggested) hosted by Performance Network artistic director Carla Milarch with the director, designers, and cast.

The June 2 performance is followed by a talk by veteran local storyteller LaRon Williams, a specialist in African and African American folktales, on how the play's complex characters and unusual plot devices affect the depiction of MLK's last night.

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7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (May 11 & 25), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Apr. 25), $22 (Apr. 26 & 28 & May 2), and $30 (Apr. 27). May 3 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After May 3: $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]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Pokemon League: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. All invited to play this popular card game and trade cards with other players.
3 p.m., Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. Free. 786-3746. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Smoothie Demo and Talk: VegMichigan.

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3:00 PM Smoothie Demo and Talk: "Nutritional Perspective from the Field of Molecular Imaging of Cancer". Join Swaroop Bhojavani, PhD, as he demonstrates how to make a "Power of Seven" nutrilicious smoothie, made of greens, fruits, and nuts, while talking about his research on connections between diet and cancer. Hut-K Chaats, 3022 Packard St Ann Arbor, MI 48104. This event is FREE, but space is limited. To reserve your space, email a2vegweek@gmail.com.
Hut-K Chaats, 3022 Packard St. Free. renee@vegmichigan.org www.vegmichigan.org [map]
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 3 p.m. 

"Black Comedy": Chelsea High School Theater Guild.

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Apr. 26-28. Carrie Jay Sayer directs Chelsea High students in Peter Shaffer's hilarious farce about an unscrupulous sculptor who tries to impress his fiancee's pompous father, a wealthy art buyer, by embellishing his apartment with furniture and objets d'art illicitly borrowed from an absent antique dealer next door. When the neighbor returns just as a blown fuse plunges his apartment into darkness, the sculptor's frantic attempts to return the items before light is restored are impeded by seated guests, unexpected visitors, lurking phone cords, and other snares.
7 p.m. (Fri.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. $10 (students & seniors, $7) in advance at Chelsea Pharmacy and at the door. 475-2932. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Hunting Mastodons": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute interactive demo exploring how scientists study the evidence of mastodon hunting by people living in Michigan during the last Ice Age. Geared toward adults and kids age 5 & up.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Melodies of the Mind: Connections Between Psychoanalysis and Music": Nicola's Books.

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Local psychologist Julie Jaffee Nagel reads from and discusses her book that explores music and emotion and their links to the unconscious. Signing.
3 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui": UMMA.

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(Susan Vogel, 2011). Documentary, filmed over 3 years in Venice, Nsukka, and the U.S., about internationally renowned Nigerian artist El Anatsui, whose work is currently on display at UMMA. Also, a screening of Anatsui at Work: Eight Short Films, Vogel's 2011 collection of short, instructive documentaries that depict Anatsui demonstrating his artistic process and discussing his theories on specific media as he creates one of his most ambitious works in Nsukka and installs it on the façade of the Palazzo Fortuny Museum in Venice.
4 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Life Sciences Orchestra.

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Oriol Sans conducts this ensemble of musicians from the U-M medical and life sciences staff in Ravel's Ma Mere L'Oye, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, and Strauss's Horn Concerto no. 1 with tuba player Neil McKay (an LSO Concerto Competition winner).
4 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Life Sciences Orchestra.

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Oriol Sans conducts this ensemble of musicians from the U-M medical and life sciences staff in Ravel's Ma Mere L'Oye, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, and Strauss's Horn Concerto no. 1 with tuba player Neil McKay (an LSO Concerto Competition winner).
4 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Wind Ensemble: Concordia University.

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William Perrine directs this music student ensemble in works TBA.
4 p.m., Concordia University Chapel of the Holy Trinity, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-4612. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Debussy's Dream": Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild.

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AAAPTG pianists celebrate Debussy's 150th birthday with an all-Debussy program that includes works from his entire career, from his early Petite Suite to his last etudes.
4 p.m., Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor Assembly Hall, 2230 Pontiac. Free. 665-7812. [map]
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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance based on the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Gretchen's House VII barn, 1580 Dhu Varren Rd. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm. 747-8138. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"An Evening of Chamber Music": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Violinist Stephen Shipps, violist Danae Witter, clarinetist Chad Burrow, and pianist Amy Cheng perform Mozart's Duo for Violin and Viola, Bartok's Contrasts, Bruch's Pieces, and Schoenfield's Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano.
7 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"Aida": Skyline High School.

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Apr. 26-28. Anne-Marie Roberts directs Skyline students in Elton John and Tim Rice's pop-rock musical, based on the Verdi opera about the forbidden love between an Egyptian soldier and an enslaved princess, that features stirring ballads and rousing choral numbers. Cast: Hannah Lehker, Rachel Xydis, Nathan Grosh, Emajae Woodley, Alex Kime, Dante Hill, Josh Krivan.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2:30 p.m. (Sun.), Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple. Tickets $10 (students & seniors, $6; VIP tickets, $25) in advance at showtix4u.com, $12 (students & seniors, $8) and at the door. 994-6515. [map]
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On December 14, 2012, Anne-Marie Roberts wrote:
Aida has been rescheduled for April 26 - 28, 2013


 8 p.m. 

Pierre Bensusan: The Ark.

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French North African guitar virtuoso with a flashy, intense fingerpicking style whose music is a sonorous instrumental blend of several idioms--jazz, bluegrass, Celtic, French folk, South American--woven around his wordless vocal stylings. The winner of the Grand Prix du Disque at age 17, he has released a series of albums that have provoked comparisons to Doc Watson, Michael Hedges, and John Renbourn.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $17.50 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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