(Françoi Ozon, 2012). Thriller about a 16-year-old boy who insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his lit class and writes about the experience in essays for his French teacher. French, subtitles.
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]
All invited--from novices to experienced birders--to help take a census of breeding birds in this lovely wooded area between Dexter and Pinckney. The trails are hilly, and mosquitoes can be a problem, so come prepared.
7-11 a.m., meet at the top of the hill near the caretaker's house, about 1 mi. north of the entrance, Stinchfield Woods Rd. (west off Dexter-Pinckney Rd. about 1.5 mi. north of N. Territorial). Free. To volunteer or for information, email Karen Markey at firstname.lastname@example.org. 662-7575.
Since 1974, the area's biggest running event, this race typically draws thousands of runners from throughout southeast Michigan. Includes a half-marathon, 10-km run, and 5-km run and fitness walk. Awards to the overall winners and top finishers in each age group. All races conclude on Main Street between Miller and Ann. Postrace entertainment. Preceded on June 1 by a Race Expo (noon-6 p.m., Skyline High School) that includes a kids run ($10) at various distances, depending on age, from 50 to 800 meters for kids ages 2-12. Also, refreshments and running gear vendors.
8 a.m. (10-km run & fitness walk), Kingsley at N. Main; 8:30 a.m. (half-marathon), Creekside Intermediate School, 2615 Baker Rd., Dexter; & 9 a.m. (5-km run & fitness walk), Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd. Entry fees for individuals: $35 (5-km), $45 (10-km) & $55 (half-marathon) at dexterannarborrun.com by May 31, $40 (5-km), $50 (10-km) & $55 (half-marathon) at the Race Expo and day of race. Entry forms available at local sporting goods stores. 663-9740.
Sale and swap of shortwave and ham radio antennas and parts, used radios, radio-related software and tools, and other items.
8 a.m.-noon, Chelsea Fairgrounds, W. Old US-12, Chelsea. $4 in advance, $5 at the gate. Kids under 12, free. 719-4551, 945-1915.
May 31-June 2. Competitive equine ballet by skilled regional horses and riders, highlighted by graceful freestyle routines set to music. Bring your own lawn chairs; no pets. Concessions.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free. 426-2088.
Meet at Lillie Park North, 4365 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, western side of Haven Lake. Due to high demand, we have scheduled two women's fly fishing classes.
Saturday, June 1
Family Fly Fishing Class @ 8:30 AM-noon, Children 11 or older. Adults must accompany children.
Women's Fly Fishing Class @ 1 PM-5 PM
Sunday, June 2
Women's Fly Fishing Class @ 8:30 AM to noon
General Fly Fishing Class @ 1 PM to 5 PM, Open to any adult interested 16 and older.
Mike Mouradian of Ann Arbor Trout Unlimited (AATU) will teach casting, knot tying, fly identification, and entomology; along with experienced instructors from AATU. Rods, flies, fly fishing instruction book, and snacks will be provided. Bring a pair of polarized sunglasses and wear appropriate clothing for the weather. We practice fly casting on the lawn, so waders are not necessary.
Each fly fishing class limited to 15 participants, registration is required.
Lillie Park North, 4365 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, 48108, western side of Haven Lake. $25 for HRWC members, $35 for non-members. $35 for members family class, $40 for a non-members family class. $35+ will receive 12-month HRWC membership.. 734-769-5123 x612. email@example.com http://www.hrwc.org/events/summer-events-2013/ [map]
Dogs, including multi-state award winners, show their strength and conformity to breed standards. Harnessed to a small wagon on a track, the dogs pull successively larger piles of stacked railroad ties-as much as 2 1⁄2 tons.
9 a.m.-6 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 728-6585. [map]
June 1 & 2. Sale of cards, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, monotypes, oils, encaustics, and collages by 25 members of this group of area artists. Partial proceeds benefit the Chelsea Community Hospital and the Chelsea Center for the Arts. Note: New location.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Silver Maples of Chelsea courtyard, 100 Silver Maples Dr. Chelsea. Free admission. chelseapainters.com, 719-0092. [map]
The tour features six private homes in various styles that feature everything from views of the Huron River to Japanese art to a British history library. Lunch available at the city club (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $12 plus tax & tip, reservations recommended).
10 a.m.-5 p.m., various locations. Tickets $15 in advance at the City Club (1830 Washtenaw). 662-3279.
Display of seed-raised hybrid hostas and a chance to vote on which is the best. Attendees encouraged to bring divisions of their favorite hosta breeder plants to exchange. Potluck lunch (bring a dish to pass or your own sack lunch).
10 a.m.-2 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Garden, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free (metered parking). 647-7600. [map]
Over 60 tables of gently used baby and kids clothing, toys, furniture and homemade crafts!
If you are looking to sell or looking to buy, save the date and join us!
• More than 60 Tables!
• Strollers welcome
• Activities for children
• Entrance fee $1
• Door prizes and special deals after 1pm!
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $1 Entrance fee. JCCmom2mom@gmail.com www.JCCmom2mom.com [map]
Every Sun. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts. Also, demos on basketry (June 2), glass (June 16), and 2-D works & paintings (June 23), as well as a Summer Art Show (June 9) with crafts for adults and kids, live music, and food.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]
A chance to savor bite-size tidbits of entrees and desserts from the kitchens of downtown restaurants and cafes. Also, on E. Liberty, a preview of the annual Ann Arbor District Library summer reading program and kids activities. Live music includes the Grand Rapids Americana folk-rock quintet Crane Wives, area pop-rock band the Outer Vibe, the local piano-driven rock trio the Finer Things, the Lansing pop-funk and soul quartet Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers, local introspective folk-rock singer-songwriter Dan Henig, and Detroit singer-songwriter and American Idol season 12 contestant Keri Lynn Roche.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Main St. between William and Washington sts. Free admission; food tickets 50¢ each. 668-7112.
Vendors from far and wide, including various Zingerman's businesses, offer an astonishing array of bacon-inspired trea†s. In conjunction with the annual daylong Camp Bacon ($150) at the Roadhouse on June 2, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For details, see zingermanscampbacon.com.
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Farmers Market. Free admission; donation to Washtenaw County 4-H Club suggested. 663-FOOD.
May 31-June 2 (different times). This popular lively festival features Greek food and pastries, including insanely good loukoumathes (honey-dipped doughnut puffs), karithopita (walnut cakes), and other delicacies. Live Greek music and dancing. Also, popular church tours, a Hellenic cultural exhibit, raffles with cash prizes, and a sale of Greek souvenirs, jewelry, ceramics, and more.
11 a.m.-midnight (May 31 & June 1) & noon-6 p.m. (June 2), St. Nicholas, 3109 Scio Church Rd. (park at nearby Knox Presbyterian Church on Wagner to get a shuttle to the festival). $3 (free for kids age 12 & under, for anyone arriving before 4 p.m. on Fri. and before 1 p.m. on Sat., & all day Sun.). annarborgreekfestival.org, 332-8200. [map]
Every Sun. All invited to watch frogs, turtles, snakes, rabbits, and more as they hop, crawl, and slither in their homes. LSNC animals include both species native to the region and exotic animals that have been donated.
Noon-3 p.m. Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [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]
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.).
1 p.m. (Sun.) & 6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Fri., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
All welcome to explore and learn about Ann Arbor's new book art studio, with a letterpress print shop, artists books, bookbinding examples, and book arts class information.
Boundedition Book Arts Studio, 3765 Plaza Drive. Free. (734) 545-8785. boundedition.com [map]
Royal Oak comic artist Joe Foo, creator of the online Desmond's Comic, discusses the process of building characters out of abstract forms. Participants also work on their own comics; materials provided. For adults and teens in grade 6 & up.
1-3 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
June 1, 2, 15, & 16. Museum staff give family-friendly science demos. June 1 & 2: "Mighty Motion" offers gravity and inertia experiments, including launching a tray of eggs with a broom. June 15 & 16: "Luminosity" eatures experiments with light, such as making a dill pickle light up.
1 & 3 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [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]
It began with a promise to raise awareness of canine cancer one mile, one city, and one person at time. Luke Robinson with his two dogs walked 2000 miles from Austin to Boston to fulfill the promise he made to his dog Malcolm who died from this horrible disease.
The 2 Million Dogs Foundation is committed to discovering the common links between canine and human cancers and the causes of these cancers through comparative oncology research.
Sign up for a 2 Mile Puppy Up! Walk… there will never be a better time like this to Puppy Up! against cancer.
A cancer-free world starts with one dog, each mile at a time.
Gallup Park, The Old Picnic Shelter, 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $20. 734-929-4071. firstname.lastname@example.org www.2milliondogs.org [map]
June 2 (2-4 p.m.): "Late Spring Botany: A Hike Along the Huron" (Burns-Stokes Preserve, Zeeb Road at the Huron River just south of Huron River Drive). WCPRC naturalist Fay Stoner leads a walk through this floodplain forest. Wear boots that can get wet. June 8: "Free Fishing" (10 a.m.-noon, Rolling Hills Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd. between Merritt & Bemis rds., east of Carpenter, Ypsilanti Twp.; 6-8 p.m., Independence Lake County Park Beach Center, 3200 Jennings, north off North Territorial, Webster Twp.). All invited to participate in Michigan's free fishing weekend. No license needed, and poles, bait, and instruction provided. Preregistration required.
Various times & locations. Free. $5 vehicle entry fee at Independence Lake & Rolling Hills. 971-6337, ext. 334.
May 31 and June 1, 2, & 7-9. EMU drama professor Ken Stevens directs EMU drama students in George Stiles and Anthony Drewe's musical adaptation of "The Ugly Duckling," winner of London's 2000 Olivier Award for best musical. When a gawky duckling is cruelly teased by other farmyard animals and nearly eaten by a hungry cat, he flees for greener pastures. After adventures both rollicking and harrowing, he makes a beautiful discovery. Songs include "Play with Your Food," "It Takes All Sorts," and the instrumental and frog vocal suite "Pre-Warts," "Warts and All," "Warts-Off," and "Post-Warts." For families with kids age 6 & up.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Sponberg Theater, Ford St. (off Lowell at Jarvis), Ypsilanti. Tickets $15 (students, $12; kids 6-12, $7) in advance at the Convocation Center, the Student Center ticket office, the Quirk ox office, and emutix.com; and at the door. 487-1221.
WCPARC naturalist Faye Stoner leads a hike to look for the blue ash with its 4-side twigs, late-blooming wildflowers, ferns, birds, and more.
2-4 p.m., Kosch Headwaters Preserve, 3268 N. Prospect Rd., 1/4 mile south of Ford Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 971-6337, ext. 334. [map]
30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m., Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. (Kerrytown). Free. 769-3115. [map]
Every Thurs.-Sun., May 30-June 15. Emily Caffery directs local actors in the Midwest premiere of Cusi Cram's poignant comedy about a Swiss collage artist who starts dating an American trash collector and begins a correspondence with a Bolivian man she meets at a gallery opening where he notices his dentures are a part of one of her pieces.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Carriage House Theatre, 541 Third St. $10 suggested donation. 546-6441. [map]
May 31-June 2. Jayme Kelmigian directs young local actors in Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater, and Alan Menken's musical, based on the 1989 Disney film and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about a mermaid who gets a chance to be human. The popular score includes "Under the Sea," "Part of Your World," and "She's in Love."
7 p.m. (May 31 & June 1), 1 p.m. (June 1), & 2 p.m. (June 2), Power Center, 121 Fletcher. Tickets $15 (kids age 18 & under and seniors age 65 & over, $10) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, mutotix.com, & by phone, and at the door. 763-TKTS. [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]
Little Lake, a Democratic Learning Community for children, is screening several movies to spark conversation and discussion
amongst parents and caregivers of children.
The screenings show a counterexample to the student-led learning at Little Lake Learning Community, where the students and staff have full democratic participation in all aspects of learning and play.
The movies being shown include Race to Nowhere (May 5th), Free to Learn (May 19th), Where do the Children Play? (June 2nd), and Schooling the World (June 16th). Each movie is a provocative presentation on the ills of dominant corporate education. Seasoned LLLC facilitators will lead the discussions.
Little Lake Learning Community (@ Episcopal Church of the Incarnation), 3257 Lohr Rd. Free. email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org https://sites.google.com/site/littlelakefs/ [map]
Performance by vocal students of Carla Margolis and violin students. Also, the AASPA musical theater group performs its own musical about a dedicated detective solving the world's best mystery.
3 p.m., AASPA, 637 S. Main. Free. 213-2000. [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]
Screening of this video that shows award-winning ceramic artist Lyons demonstrating various hand-building techniques.
4 p.m., Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 662-4914. [map]
On Sunday, June 2, 2013, The Cancer Curesaders will be hosting the All-In for a Cure Charity Poker Tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Manchester. Interested players can reserve tickets for $40 which will get them $500 in chips as well as food and beverages catered by The Moveable Feast. Non-player tickets are also available for purchase for $15 and will include food and beverages. Check-in is at 4:30 PM with the tourney starting promptly at 5:00 PM. The top 3 payouts will be dependent on the number of participants with minimums being: 1st-$200/2nd-$100/3rd-$75. Contact Mike Carpenter for ticket reservations at (419) 356-2867
The Moveable Feast, 223 East Main St., Manchester. $40 for players/$15 for spectators. 419-356-2867. Mellowed4@hotmail.com http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY13GL?sid=128442&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=50306&__utma=2443503.1858706571.1368133031.1368575826.1368650303.5&__utmb=2443503.31.9. [map]
Boychoir founder Tom Strode and assistant director Alex Sutton conduct a varied program of joyous choral music. The performing choir (ages 9-18) presents music by Bach and by British composers Benjamin Britten, John Rutter, and William Mathias, along with Great American Songbook selections by Cole Porter and Irving Berlin and the perennial boys' favorite, Michigan composer Carolyn Jennings' "Jabberwocky." Continuing a year-long celebration of Britten's 100th birthday, the Boychoir's select treble ensemble Cantabile performs his Missa Brevis, a work written for treble boys' voices with organ accompaniment. The preparatory choir (ages 8-10) is joined by the Young Men's Ensemble (ages 13-18) to present a selection from Bach to the Beatles. The concert concludes with Rutter's jazzy setting of the spiritual "Joshua fit the battle of Jericho" and the Grammy-winning "Baba Yetu," a joyous setting of the Lord's Prayer in Swahili.
5 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 420 W. Liberty. Free; donations accepted. 663-5377.
Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes. Note: New location.
6-8 p.m., outside at the U-M campus between Rackham and North Quad. Free. Email email@example.com to confirm. 717-1569.
The Student Advocacy Center presents: "Telling Tales Out of School," a live storytelling fundraising event. Come and celebrate the art and craft of live storytelling, while supporting the Student Advocacy Center and its work ensuring our most vulnerable students stay in school and realize their right to a quality public education.
SAC is pleased to bring this event to you with The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers, which has a global mission and purpose to connect humanity, create community and provide an uplifting, thought-provoking, soul-cleansing entertainment experience. We invite you to come and get connected. Let yourself go to places you've never been or may have forgotten. Laugh Yourself Silly. Cry Yourself Clean. Leave Uplifted. Make New Friends. See what we mean at http://www.secretstorytellers.com.
We are thrilled to have Secret Society Founder Satori Shakoor be our host. You may have heard her amazing skills at The Moth Radio Hour on NPR.
Perfomance Network Theatre, 120 E Huron Street. $15-$50. (734) 482-0489. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/372215 [map]
Violinist Gabriel Bolkosky, pianist Katherine Collier, violist Yizhak Schotten, and cellist Suzanne Smith perform Schumann's Piano Quartet op. 47, Debussy's Cello Sonata, and other works TBA.
7 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
A six-course dinner made with many local ingredients by Produce Station chef Steven Grostick. Dinner includes charcuterie and cheese, a warm potato and morel mushroom terrine, a Michigan beet and arugula salad, a flight of chilled soup shooters, Gast Farms pan roasted breast of duck, and strawberry and rhubarb tart.
7 p.m., Produce Station greenhouse, 1629 S. State. $36. 663-7848. [map]
Americana folk-rock band led by Hardin, a veteran Ohio-bred singer-songwriter who specializes in slice-of-life lyrics about ordinary lives.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $12 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), the ark, org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Jan. 12 & 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, & 23. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary. Preceded at 7 p.m. by beginning lessons and practice.
8-10 p.m., Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom (Michigan League Ballroom on Feb. 2)). $5 ($10 includes lessons). 763-6984. [map]
June 2, 9, & 30. Partial proceeds support various charities.
June 2:The Go Rounds. Kalamazoo acoustic pop-folk and blues trio.
June 9: Northampton (MA) folk-rock duo The Sun Parade and the Cincinnati chamber, folk, and jazz string quartet The Happy Maladies.
June 30: the Nashville pop-folk duo Loves It! and Kalamazoo singer-pianist-guitarist Elisabeth Pixley-Fink.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), 4175 Whitmore Lake Rd. $10-$20 suggested donation. barnswallowconcerts.com. [map]