Every Sat., May-Oct. Live entertainment through Sept., along with kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month, and market basket giveaway on 3rd Sat. each month. Also, every Wed. beginning May 8, The Bushel Basket Market: The Farmers Market at the Chelsea Community Hospital (2:30-6 p.m., CCH overflow parking area adjacent to the U-M Family Practice building, near the South Campus Entrance off Old US-12), which focuses on healthy produce from local farmers.
Aug. 17: Dave Boutette. Veteran Ann Arbor American roots music singer-songwriter.
Aug. 24: Mixed Nuts. Chelsea trio that plays acoustic covers and originals
Aug. 31: Ed Sugar. Veteran local R&B and blues saxophonist.
Sept. 7: Bob Skon, a local folk-rock singer-songwriter known for his wry songs about love and loss.
Sept. 14: Keith Parmentier. Local singer-songwriter known for his folk- and country-style ballads. Sept. 21: Dorkestra. Local blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock band. Sept. 28: "5 Healthy Towns Restaurant Cook-Off." All invited to rate different fall squash dishes prepared by chefs from Back to the Roots, Gourmet Chocolate Cafe, and Mike's Deli.
8 a.m.-noon, Chelsea Farmers Market, Park St. off Main, downtown Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402.
Join us Saturday, May 25th, for breakfast at the farmstead! Feral Foods CSA grows hearts and minds through permaculture farming methods, quality heirloom food, and a deep rooted respect for the environment. Their May farm breakfast, which take place from 8-11am, will support FLY Children's Art Center! Enjoy farm fresh eggs, quinoa pancakes with berries, mixed greens, and hearty bread harvested right from the farm in a beautiful country setting. Your suggested $12-15 donation at this event will go to support our programming at FLY! Reservations are required so sign up here- http://tinyurl.com/localbreakfast! We hope to see you there!!
Feral Foods CSA, 10944 Tuttle Hill Rd, Willis, MI. Donation. $12-$15. email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/events/127640174099821/ [map]
8 a.m.-3 p.m., 1134 Meadowbrook St. Free admission 973-6287. [map]
YDT's yearly BIG EVENT - a giant rummage and plant sale is Friday, May 24 from 8am- 4pm and Saturday, May 25 from 8am-2pm. OVER 40 FAMILIES PARTICIPATING. Wide variety of rummage items and perennial plants available. Find some great bargains, then satisfy your sweet tooth at our bake table. BIG EVENT is held rain or shine. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT OUR 501 (c)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, Youth Dance Theatre of Michigan.
Washington Street Education Center (WSEC), 512 E. Washington St., Chelsea, MI 48118, Chelsea. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.youthdancetheatre.org [map]
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May 25-27. Numerous Australian shepherd dogs and other herding breeds compete by herding ducks, sheep, and cattle.
8:30 a.m.-afternoon, Imagine Farm, 10202 Hogan (east off M-52), Manchester. Free. 718-5081. [map]
Every Sat. Beginnner-friendly slow-paced (22 mile) and moderate/fast-paced (30-80 mile) round-trip rides to the Dexter Bakery. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
9 a.m. (Apr., May, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (June-Aug.), & 10 a.m. (Nov.), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St.. Free. 761-1147 (Oct. 5), 996-4985 (Oct. 12), 996-6340 (Oct. 19), 604-0696 (Oct. 26), 663-5060 (Nov. 2), 996-9461 (Nov. 9), 761-1147 (Nov, 16), 775-1156 (Nov. 23), 996-9461 (Nov. 30). [map]
Every Sat., Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 40-100 miles, on low-traffic roads in Washtenaw, Jackson, Livingston, and Ingham counties. Brunch stop.
Meet at Zou Zou's, 101 N. Main at Middle, Chelsea. Free. 645-1205, 645-5696, 478-0424, 646-1507, 678-8297. [map]
May 24-27. Display of the post's military museum, which houses one of the largest private collections of military memorabilia in the Midwest, including uniforms dating from WWI, medals, gear, weapons, helmets, boots, patches, and personal items.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., VFW Post 423, 3230 S. Wagner Rd. Free. 662-3972. [map]
All invited to shoot around barricades at targets in a simulated self-defense scenario. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $20 per round ($10 per additional round). 429-9561. [map]
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.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute interactive demo exploring how whales have adapted to thrive underwater by comparing archaic to modern whales. 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]
Every Sat. & Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows. The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky. Cosmic Colors (Sat. 12:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum that explores the reasons for color, the nature of X-rays, and more. Stars to Starfish (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of the universe of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.
11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m., Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
A show of classic, sporty, unusual, and rare collectible cars. Concessions.
Noon-4 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. Free. $15-$20 to show a car; register at annarborcityclub.org/car-show.html. 662-3279. [map]
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]
May 24-26. Video game tournaments. Prizes.
May 24: "All-Stars Battle Royale." For adults and teens in grade 6 & up.
May 25: "Wii Sports Resort." For all ages. Prizes.
May 26: "Mario Kart." For all ages.
6-8:30 p.m. (May 24) & 1-4 p.m. (May 25 & 25), AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
IN-DEPTH STUDY PROGRAMS
100, 200, 300, 500 & 800-Levels:
Choose from Authentic Custom Designed Basic Through Advanced Yoga Therapy, Yoga and Meditation Programs for general or specific purposes. Excellent opportunity for deepening your knowledge and experiencing personal growth and transformation! Learn by directly receiving. Yoga is so much more than what available at yoga studios! Mentoring one-on-one for yoga teachers.
IN-DEPTH STUDY INTENSIVES
5/25-6/26; 6/08-7/09; 6/25-8/25
[Students pick area and pace of study, set their own schedule.]
AIKIDO bldg., 1904 Federal Blvd. Price varies according to level. 734-665-7801. EmaStefanova@cs.com www.YogaAndMeditation.com [map]
If you know about Monsanto, their poisonous products, their crony collusion with the federal government, and their legally-sanctioned tactics of intimidation against organic farmers who only want to grow wholesome food...
Then please join the massive outpouring of people worldwide by coming to the Ann Arbor rally.
Here's just one article about what's been going on, the trespassing and violation of our rights:
University of Michigan Diag, 530 S State St. Free. email@example.com http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/ [map]
Scientists from the U-M and other local institutions with expertise in the Big Bang, particle physics, climate change, biomedical research, nuclear power, and exploring Mars are on hand to explain scientific concepts, answer questions, and/or discuss their own research.
1-3 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
May 11-12 Yoga for Girls and Women Ages 9 to 99
May 25-26 Yogic Way of Meditation - Tools and Techniques
June 8-9 Yoga Programs for Allergies, Asthma and Diabetes
June 29-30 Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
July 13-14 Holistic Yoga as a Way of Life
Cost: $179 up to a week early/$199 after that
For best results attend both Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning through afternoon workshops and classes. However registering for one day is an option, as well. No drop-ins sorry. For details please, visit www.YogaAndMeditation.com. Yoga Teachers get continuing education credit for attending. Pre-registration with payment is required. All programs and practices are tailored to meet participants' needs, goals, abilities and level of understanding. Beginners through advanced practitioners are welcome.
AIKIDO bldg., 1904 Federal Blvd. $59 (Sat.)/$135 (Sun). 734-665-7801. EmaStefanova@cs.com www.YogaAndMeditation.com [map]
Ema Stefanova is one of the most highly and uniquely trained and experienced yoga and meditation teachers in the nation. Her gentle style comes from her living and training in the world-renowned holistic and therapeutic Satyananda Yoga lineage and a lifetime of teaching. Ema has taught yoga since 1979 to over a hundred thousand students of all ages, including patients and staff in hospitals, businesses, schools, universities and U.S. government agencies. Ema has also trained and mentored yoga teachers of all levels worldwide, authored teacher manuals, yoga and meditation CDs/DVDs, and articles. She has been a University of Michigan Integrative Medicine Referral Practitioner for many years.
Join fiber artist Amanda Cinco Hoyt of FreshCut Textiles to learn felting techniques! Tuition cost is $10/student, students ages 6 to adult are welcome! Register at flyartcenter.org to secure your space!
Fly Children's Art Center Studio, 40 N. Huron Street, Ypsilanti. 10. firstname.lastname@example.org flyartcenter.org [map]
Learn how to cut & etch with a LASER this Saturday!
Cost: We ask for $10 to $15 for this class.
What does all this wonderful time and money get you?
- Basic instruction on how to use the laser cutter
- 1 hour (in addition / after class time) of use on the laser cutter, with the ability to pay for more time ($10 p/hour for members, $12 p/hour for non members)
- Satisfaction in helping create a fund to maintain, repair, upgrade the laser cutter!
Basic class plans:
- Basic image editing and generation
- Difference between raster and vector
- Pre cut flight check
- How to size your document
- Laser cutter set up and lock/unlock
- Power settings and configurations
- Cleaning the bed
- Basic trouble shooting
- Acceptable materials
- Post cut flight check
FYI: This class is limited to just 8 people. PREREGISTER at http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/ now to guarantee your spot!
This class repeats every fourth Saturday of the month!
All Hands Active, 525 E. Liberty St. Donation. $10 to $15. (734) 707-8242. email@example.com http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/ [map]
Adam Riccinto directs this volunteer community orchestra, which is joined by the Ypsilanti High School Marching Band, in a program of popular patriotic tunes. Bring a blanket and lawn chair. Rain date: May 26.
2 p.m., Riverside Park Pavilion, E. Cross at N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. 507-1451.
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]
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 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]
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]
(Ken Loach, 2012). Bittersweet comedy about a new dad who narrowly escapes a prison sentence and turns to a whisky distillery to find work.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
Reuven AnafShalom, Ed Vincent, and Marlin Whitaker call to live music by a band TBA. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a beginner lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $10 (members, $9; students, $5). 786-8380. [map]
Performances by the local folk-rock quartet The Bonfire Poets and the local jazz ensemble Five Miles More, as well as acoustic pop-folk originals and classics by Mike Fedel & Friends, a local ensemble led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Fedel. Held in memory of Fedel's daughter Amy, an 8-year-old who was killed in 1998 when the family's van was hit by a drunk driver. Proceeds benefit MADD and the Brain Injury Association of Michigan.
7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. $10 (seniors, students, & kids, $3) suggested donation. firstname.lastname@example.org. [map]
A chamber concert featuring members of this polished local ensemble and faculty from PhoenixPhest!, a 3-day workshop for youth musicians. Program: Brahms' Sextet in B flat, and other works TBA. Also, workshop students perform a concert tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at EMU's Alexander Recital Hall (Lowell at E. Circle Dr., Ypsilanti).
7:30 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15 general admission. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
Double bill of young bluegrass-based bands. Gangstagrass is a Brooklyn-based band, most widely known through the use of its "Long Hard Times to Come" as the theme song for Justified, that mixes bluegrass with hip-hop, and Cabinet is a Scranton-area sextet whose music infuses traditional bluegrass with American Beauty-era Grateful Dead and other rock-based Americana flavors.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
May 24 & 25. Rising young midwestern stand-up comic known for his lazy vocal delivery and laid-back stage presence. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., 314 E. Liberty (below Seva restaurant). $10 reserved seating in advance, $12 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]