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Sunday, June 2, 2013






 
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"In the House": Michigan Theater.

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(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]
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 8 a.m. 

41st Annual Dexter-Ann Arbor Run: Ann Arbor Track Club.

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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: $45 (5-km), $55 (10-km) & $60 (half-marathon) at dexterannarborrun.com by May 31. Entry forms available at local sporting goods stores. 663-9740.
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 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Dressage at Waterloo": Waterloo Hunt Club.

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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.
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 9 a.m.-evening  Free! 

Horse Show: Cobblestone Farms.

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Riders compete in dressage, cross-country riding, and stadium jumping. Concessions.
9 a.m.-evening, Cobblestone Farms open fields, 5601 Zeeb Rd., Dexter. Free. 476-6972. [map]
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 9 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

Weight Pull and Dog Show: American Dog Breeders Association.

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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]
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 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

40th Annual Art Fair: Chelsea Painters.

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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]
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 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

61st Annual Home Tour: Ann Arbor City Club.

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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.
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 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Hostas from Hybridizer to Retailer": Hosta Hybridizer Group.

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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]
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 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Mom 2 Mom Sale - Ann Arbor: JCC Early Childhood Center PTO.

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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!
HIGHLIGHTS:
• More than 60 Tables!
• Strollers welcome
• Concessions
• 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]
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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. 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]
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 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"28th Annual Taste of Ann Arbor": Main Street Area Association.

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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.
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 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

"Bacon Street Fair: Zingerman's 4th Annual Camp Bacon.

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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.
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 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a very relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Mitchell Field, Fuller Rd. Free. hac_ultimate@ameritech.net, 846-9418.
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 Noon-6 p.m. 

7th Annual Ya'ssoo Greek Festival: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

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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]
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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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 1-6 p.m.  Free! 

Open House: Boundedition Book Arts Studio.

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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]
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 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Comic Artists Forum": Ann Arbor District Library.

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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]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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Every Sun. Docents lead tours of the UMMA collection, with themes based on their interests.
1 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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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]
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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. 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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 2 p.m. 

2 Miles for 2 Million Dogs Puppy Up! Walk: City Pets Veterinary Clinic.

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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. info@citypetsvetclinic.com www.2milliondogs.org [map]
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 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Nature Programs: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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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.
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Buddhist Thangkas and Treasures": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of Buddhist religious paintings and artifacts.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 2-4 p.m. 

"In Search of the Summer Blue Ash": Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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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]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: Buckle Your Shoe with Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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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]
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 2 p.m. 

"Landlocked": Carriage House Theatre.

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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]
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 2 p.m. 

"The Little Mermaid": Young People's Theater.

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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]
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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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 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Democratic School Movie Presentation & Discussion: Little Lake Learning Community.

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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. melissa@littlelakelc.org. melissa@littlelakelc.org https://sites.google.com/site/littlelakefs/ [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Music & Theater Performance: Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts.

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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]
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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! 

"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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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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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]
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 4:30 p.m. 

All-In for a Cure Poker Charity Event: Cancer Curesaders from the Relay for Life of Manchester.

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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]
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 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Jubilate!": Boychoir of Ann Arbor Spring Concert.

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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.
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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Everest Base Camp Trek": The Himalayan Bazaar.

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Screening of a travel video about Kathmandu and the Mt. Everest base camp. Also, information about upcoming trips to Nepal.
5:30 p.m., Himalayan Bazaar, 218 S. Main. Free. 997-7229. [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 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 a2morris@umich.edu to confirm. 717-1569.
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 6 p.m. 

Telling Tales Out of School: Student Advocacy Center of Michigan.

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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]
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 7 p.m. 

Chamber Music Concert: Kerrytown Concert House.

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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]
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 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Poetry Jam: Kip Barry's Performing Arts Center.

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Every Sun. All poets invited for an informal discussion of their work. Bring poetry to discuss and, if you wish, to read at the mike.
7-8 p.m., Kip Barry's Performing Arts Center, 325 Braun Ct. Free. 769-2787. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Chef's Table Dinner: Spring Celebration": Produce Station.

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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]
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 7:30 p.m. 

The Dave Hardin Band: the Ark.

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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]
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 8 p.m. 

Barn Swallow Concert Series.

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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.

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8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), 4175 Whitmore Lake Rd. $10-$20 suggested donation. barnswallowconcerts.com. [map]
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