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Calendar of Events

Saturday, May 25, 2013

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 8:00 am 

Feral Foods CSA Farmstead Brunch Fundraiser benefiting FLY Children's Art Center!.

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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-! We hope to see you there!!
Feral Foods CSA, 10944 Tuttle Hill Rd, Willis, MI. Donation. $12-$15. [map]
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 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Garage Sale: American Association of University Women.

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8 a.m.-3 p.m., 1134 Meadowbrook St. Free admission 973-6287. [map]
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 8 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

YDT's BIG EVENT Rummage and Plant Sale: Youth Dance Theatre of Michigan.

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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. [map]
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 8:30 a.m.-afternoon  Free! 

35th Annual Great Lakes Special Stockdog Trials: Southeast Michigan Australian Shepherd Association.

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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]
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 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Match": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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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]
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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.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [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 a.m.  Free! 

Storytime: Nicola's Books.

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Every Sat. An experienced storyteller spins yarns for kids age 7 & under.
11 a.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Evolution of Whales": U-M Natural History Museum.

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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]
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 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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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]
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 Noon-4 p.m.  Free! 

"5th Annual Classics at the City Club Car Show": Ann Arbor City Club.

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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 662-3279. [map]
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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 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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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Gaming Tournaments: Ann Arbor District Library.

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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]
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 1-4 p.m. 

In-Depth Yoga and Meditation Intensives: Ann Arbor and Meditation.

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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.
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. [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

March Against Monsanto:

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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. [map]
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 2-4 p.m. 

<3 FELT: FLY Children's Art Center.

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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 to secure your space!
Fly Children's Art Center Studio, 40 N. Huron Street, Ypsilanti. 10. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

LASER Cutter Workshop: All Hands Active.

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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 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. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"A Case of Redemption": Aunt Agatha's.

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Thriller writer Adam Mitzner is on hand to sign copies of his new book.
2 p.m., Aunt Agatha's, 213 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-1114. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Ypsi Pops: March on Down to Riverside": Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra.

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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.
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 2:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat., except May 18. Jugglers of all skill levels invited for informal practice. Indoor location TBA in case of inclement weather. On May 18, the club hosts a Juggling Arts Festival (see listing).
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, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
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 3 & 8 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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 3:45 & 6:45 p.m. (3D) & 9:45 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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 4, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Angel's Share": Michigan Theater.

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(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)., 668-TIME. [map]
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 7-10 p.m. 

International Folk Dancing.

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Balkan, Eastern European, and other dances to recorded music. The program begins with a lesson.
7-10 p.m., the barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5 (students, $3). 709-8748. [map]
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 7:30-10:30 p.m. 

4th Saturday Contra & Square Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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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]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Amy Fedel Memorial Concert: Amy and Lisa Fund.

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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. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

PhoenixPhest Faculty Concert: Kerrytown Concert House.

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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]
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 8 p.m. 

Gangstagrass and Cabinet: The Ark.

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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 (, the, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. 

Geoff Tate: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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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]
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