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Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 16, 2013

 4: 15 p.m.  Free! 

Pageturners: Saline District Library.

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All kids grades 5-8 invited to discuss a book TBA.
4:15-5 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
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 8-9 a.m.  Free! 

9th Annual Spring Breakfast: Chelsea Center for the Arts.

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All invited to enjoy a free continental breakfast and discuss the CCA's recent successes and future plans.
8-9 a.m., Silver Maples, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free. 433-2787. [map]
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 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Horse Shows: Hunter Jumper Association of Michigan.

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May 1-5, 8-12, & 15-19. English riding and jumping competitions at the state level. The shows culminate on May 19 with the exciting "Hunter Derby" finals (updated schedule at Spectators welcome to bring picnics.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, corner of Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free. (561) 723-6287.
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 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

Selling Your Home: Selling Basics and Market Conditions: UMHS Housing Bureau for Seniors.

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Selling your home can be a tough job for anyone, especially if you are not aware of basics. This workshop will discuss the basics of selling as well as the best time to sell. What about market conditions -- price trends, interest rates, and the economy in general? Should they have any bearing on when you list? This workshop will address these questions as well as others:
• Should you sell now or later?
• How to price your home?
• What is the difference between a real estate agent and real estate appraiser?
• Who represents you?
• What are the pros and cons of sale by owner vs. working with a real estate broker?
Speaker - Robert J. Bykowski, MSW, MPH, Real Estate Broker, Certified General Appraiser, GTN Real Estate.
Sanctuary at St. Joseph's Village, 5341 McAuley Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-998-9336. [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Yoga class--Yoga for facial glow, mental peace and better sleep: Ramesh Narula / Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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In these Thursday morning sessions, you will learn a practice somewhat similar to Chinese acupressure but which also draws on the wisdom of ancient yoga and Ayurveda philosophy. You can decide what would be of the most benefit to you, whether weekly sessions or a class now and then. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a cushion and a blanket. Instructor Ramesh Narula has been practicing yoga and meditation for 58 years and has facilitated workshops in 12 countries. The class is free; a donation to the Ann Arbor Senior Center is welcome.
An Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. Free. (734) 794-6250. [map]
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 10-11:30 a.m. 

"Our Food Supply: A Complicated Story": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Every Thurs. Apr. 11-May 16. A series of 6 weekly lectures by various speakers.

Apr. 11: U-M Museum of Anthropology associate curator Richard Redding on "The History of Food."

Apr. 18: U-M ecology & evolutionary biology professor Catherine Badgley on "Feeding a Hungry Planet: Crisis and Opportunity."

Apr. 25: MSU sociology professor Lawrence Busch on "Examining the Food Chain."

May 2: U-M ecology & evolutionary biology professor emeritus Gerald Smith on "The Fisheries Crisis and Its Impact on the World Food System."

May 9: MSU biosystems engineering professor Bradley Marks on "Food Safety: Whose Job Is It?"

May 16: Food Gatherers president Eileen Spring and Slow Food Huron Valley president Kim Bayer on "Good Food for All: Community Food Security in Washtenaw County."

10-11:30 a.m., Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Rd. $50 (members, $30) for the 6-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture at the door. 998-9351. [map]
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 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.  Free! 

29th Annual Ann Arbor Springtime Invitational Figure Skating Championship: Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club.

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May 16-19. More than 800 skaters ages 6 to adult compete in solo, pairs, couples, and ice dancing categories in this USFSA-sanctioned competition. Full schedule available at
10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (May 16), 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (May 17 & 18), & 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (May 19), Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 213-6768. [map]
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 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art: U-M Hospitals.

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May 2: Vintage American pop by Etcetera. May 9: R&B, Motown, and country by the Danireé Duo. May 16: Classic jazz by the Equinox Jazz Trio. May 23: Gospel music by Our Own Thing Chorale. May 30: Classical music by guitarist Michael Casher and soprano Carrie Wilson.
12:10 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]
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 12:30 & 2:45 p.m. (dubbed) & 4:50 p.m. (subtitled) 

"From up on Poppy Hill": Michigan Theater.

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(Goro Miyazaki, 2011). Hand-drawn animated Japanese film about a group of teens who try to save their school's clubhouse from being demolished before the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
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). For complete, updated schedules, see or call 668-TIME. [map]
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 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, & 9:45 p.m. (3D) and 7 p.m. (2D) 

"The Great Gatsby": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Screening of Baz Luhrmann's 2013 2D and 3D adaptations of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic novel. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan. Joel Edgerton. Note: The May 10 6:45 screening is preceded at 6:15 by a performance by the Appleseed Collective, a popular young local acoustic quintet whose enchanting music is a flexible blend of lyric-based folk-rock with Dixieland, jug band, western Swing, bluegrass and gypsy jazz rhythms and harmonies, and the screening itself begins with a Betty Boop cartoon.
Various times, Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). 3D screening tickets $13 (discounts available). 668-TIME. [map]
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 1 p.m. 

Poetry Workshop: Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living.

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Come to the Ann Arbor CIL for a series of Poetry Workshops this May designed to teach you about poetry and explore and develop your creative writing skills. Join other writers in your community as you work towards better expressing yourself through words. There is a $5 registration fee that covers all four weeks of classes. Scholarships Available.
Class Schedule:
History of Poetry- May 2nd 1-3PM
Types of Poetry- May 9th 1-3PM
Poetic Devices- May 16th 1-3PM
Function and Symbolism- May 30th 1-3 PM
Please Register by Thursday, May 2nd
Contact Melissa at (734)971-0277 x27 or with questions or to register.
United States, 3941 Research Park Drive. $5. [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Ethan Allen's Last Homestead": Daughters of the American Revolution.

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State historian Grace Bliss Smith discusses this Revolutionary War hero.
1 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. 975-1976. [map]
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 1-5:30 p.m. 

"Giulio Cesare": Quality 16.

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Live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Handel's Baroque opera about the relationship between Julius Caesar and Cleopatra. Stars the world's leading countertenor David Daniels, and soprano Natalie Dessay. The broadcast is reprised on tape May 15 & 16 (see listings).
Noon-4:30 p.m., Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Tickets $23 (seniors, $20; kids age 12 & under & students, $13.50) in advance at and at the door. 623-7469. [map]
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 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Spring Cleaning": International Neighbors.

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All area women encouraged to bring unwanted toys, books, and small household items to exchange. Nursery care provided for preschoolers. Refreshments.
1-2:30 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church social hall, 1500 Scio Church Rd. Free. 995-1645. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Better Off Read Book Discussion Group": Dexter District Library.

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All invited to discuss a novel. Mar. 21: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, Tom Franklin's story of two boyhood friends separated by circumstance and drawn back together as adults by a crime. Apr. 18 & May 16: TBA.
2 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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 3-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Catching Your Breath - Exploring Mindfulness Based Caregiving: UMHS Housing Bureau for Seniors.

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This workshop is designed for family caregivers interested in learning about mindful approaches to stress management and developing skills for compassionate self-care. Together we will experience simple practices for cultivating balance wherever we are, with the time we have, as care partners and human beings. In this brief introductory workshop, participants will:
• Learn about recent research outcomes related to stress, caregiving and mindfulness;
• Experience an introduction to mindfulness based stress reduction practices; and
• Explore well-being from a new perspective.
Speaker - Laura Rice-Oeschger, LMSW, Wellness Coordinator and Dementia Specialist, University of Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center (MADC) & The Silver Clubs
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road. Free. 734-998-9336. [map]
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 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Music Play with Purpose": Ann Arbor District Library.

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5-time American Library Association award-winning musician and musical educator Jim Gill (see 7 p.m. listing below) introduces parents, teachers, and caregivers to a repertoire of music play activities to help kids develop abilities crucial to success in school.
4-5 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 5-8:30 p.m. 

"Flight Night": Cranbrook Whole Foods Market.

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Every Thurs. Whole Foods staffers discuss wine. Tastings with cheese and appetizers. Topics include "Italian Wines for Spring" (May 2), "American White Blends" (May 9), "South American Reds" (May 16), "American Red Blends for Summer" (May 23), and "Grilling Wines" (May 30).
5-8:30 p.m., Whole Foods wine bar, 990 W. Eisenhower, Cranbrook Village shopping center. $17. 997-7500. [map]
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 5:30 p.m. 

Monthly Chapter Meeting & Networking: Institute of Management Accountants - Ann Arbor Chapter.

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Interesting business oriented speakers in two sessions each month, preceded by and followed with networking. Professional Development Session, 5:45-6:45 PM, 1 CPE. Dinner & Post Dinner Speaker Session, 6:50-8:30 PM,1 CPE.
Carlyle Grill, 3660 Jackson Rd. $25-35. 734-222-4868. [map]
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 6-7:30 p.m. 

Fer de Lance Field Hockey Spring Training Session.

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Spring training sessions for U19, U16, U14, & U12 field hockey players.
U19 & U16 6-7:30 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays April 23-May 23.
U14 & U12 6-7 pm on Tuesdays April 23-May 23.
Pre-registation fee are cheaper than drop in rates. Space is limited. Please see our website for more details.
University of Michigan Ocker Field, 1202 S. State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109. $35-$40. 5704284171. [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Sun. & Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Fri.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Fri.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Fri., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Thursday Evening C Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Slow-paced ride, 15-25 miles, through North Campus, Barton Hills, and scenic roads northeast of town.
6 p.m., Fuller Pool parking lot, Fuller Rd. east of Maiden Ln. Free. 717-9583.
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Mary Lou Daby Spring Arts Festival": St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School.

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Show and sale of student artwork, followed at 7 p.m. by The Velveteen Rabbit, a musical adaptation of the classic children's book, performed by 4th-grade students.
6 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi School, 2270 E. Stadium. Free admission. 821-2200. [map]
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 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Italian Regional Pasta Series: Emilia-Romagna at Ann Arbor Cooks!.

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Italians from Emilia-Romagna are known to be the most food-loving in Italy - that says a lot in a country that so loves their food! So, it's no surprise when the region that boasts home to Prosciutto di Parma, Mortadella, and Parmigiano-Reggiano also set standards for pasta throughout Italy. In this class you will make handmade pasta following techniques originating from this rich region, and by incorporating some of its local specialties you'll add authenticity to your broadening pasta skills. Full participation. Menu: Garganelli with Prosciutto and Spring Peas; Tagliatelle alla Mortadella; Classic Tagliatelle con Ragu alla Bolognese (a homemade pasta with a meat sauce that melds pork, veal and beef with tomato, red wine, and even milk!) Register online 48 hours in advance at
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. [map]
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 6:45 p.m. 

Birth and the First Three Months: A Comprehensive Birth & Newborn Class: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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Six-week series
In this highly rated childbirth and newborn class you will learn:
How to help labor go well and decrease the necessity for c-section and other interventions, including tips for how to do this with or without an epidural.
What contractions are like and how to work with them, opening your body and tapping into confidence, as well as tips for how to support and comfort laboring women.
What to expect and how to prepare for postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, and newborn care.
The early developmental tasks for babies, how to give your baby a strong start and build a deep bond and connection with them.
What adjustments you may face in your relationship with your spouse or partner, in your sexuality, and as an individual. Tips for enhancing the joy and meaning of parenthood while decreasing risk for postpartum depression.
Instructor: Deb Rhizal
Cost for the six-week series is $240.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $240. 734-769-6100. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

ACBL Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. No partner required.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $5. 761-6691. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Fighting Back Against Austerity in the Public Schools: Washtenaw Community Action Team.

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Join the Washtenaw Community Action Team for a community forum on "Fighting Back Against Austerity in the Public Schools". At the forum, you'll hear from local teachers on myths about public education, and from a representative of the American Federation of Teachers in Lansing on the effect of recent state laws on public education. Join us to discuss ways that teachers, parents, and students can fight back against the privatization of public education in Michigan. Light refreshments will be provided.
LEO/GEO Office, Suite 3F, 330 E. Liberty St. Free.
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 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Jim Gill: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Family-oriented concert aimed at preschoolers through 5th-graders by this nationally renowned musician and music educator whose concerts are known for their blend of rollicking, tongue-twisting musical play. His latest recording is Soup Opera, a sing-along opera inspired by concerts that Jim performs with symphony orchestras.
7-8 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Death of the Mantis": Aunt Agatha's.

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All invited to join Stan Trollip and Michael Sears, who write together as Michael Stanley, to discuss their novel, part of a series set in Botswana that features the delightful Detective Kubu. They also sign the newest novel in the series, Deadly Harvest.
7 p.m., Aunt Agatha's, 213 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-1114. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"The Spiritually Evolved Man & Woman": Center of Light.

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The respected "What is Enlightenment?" magazine, in the August 2008 issue, invited Mother Clare to envision the future of men. Now, visiting us from Colorado, she expands this discussion for both men and women to teach us about the spiritual evolution of both genders. How are spiritual men and women the same and how are they different? What does this bright future look like and how can we begin to embody it now?
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Donation. $25. 734-330-5048. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Joan Belgrave: Music Under the Arch.

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This veteran church-trained Detroit jazz vocalist performs jazz and blues songs from the 1930s to the present. Opening act is guitarist-vocalist Noelle Caprarese, the Saline High School 2013 talent show winner.
7:30 p.m., Stone Arch Arts & Events, 117 S. Ann Arbor St., Saline. Tickets $25. 787-1428. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Archaeological Society.

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U-M anthropology professor emeritus John Speth gives a lecture that questions conventional descriptions of early Paleoindian (Clovis-Folsom) life ways and adaptations, with emphasis on mobility, the function of fluted points, and underlying motivations for big-game hunting.
7:30 p.m., U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 434 S. State. Free. (248) 437-4183. [map]
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 7:30 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.

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 & 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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 8 p.m. 

Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer: The Ark.

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An acclaimed young pop-folk singer-songwriter from rural Vermont with a deceptively girlish voice, Mitchell and her collaborator Hamer tonight showcase material from their new CD, Child Ballads, a collection of reimagined readings of a selection of the traditional ballads canonized in the collection published between 1882 and 1898 by the American folklorist James Francis Child. "Mitchell and Hamer have worked the words into chord changes and arrangements that sound both modern and timeless, and make me think, "Well, obviously - how else could they go?" says reviewer John Sobel. "That's a solid achievement in itself." Opening act is Mike & Ruthy, a Woodstock (NY) folk-rock duo.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office ( and, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 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, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"We Are the Dreamers of Dreams": Out Loud Chorus.

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May 16 & 17. Paul Haebig directs this chorus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their friends in a program of songs celebrating aspirations for a better world for everyone. With accompaniment by bassist Edie Herrold, percussionist Tamara Perkuhn, and pianist Annie Jeng.
8 p.m., Michigan Union Anderson Room. $15 (students, $12; kids under 4, free) in advance at Common Language Books,, & from Out Loud members; $18 at the door. 265-0740. [map]
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