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Thursday, June 6, 2013






 
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 11am 

Mothers Group: Lamaze Family Center of Ann Arbor.

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For babies born March-May 2013
Meet other new moms and get support and advice after your baby is born. In addition to a weekly topic and circle time, you'll learn songs, simple baby games, and basic infant movement. This series begins each session with group discussion on topics such as getting your baby to sleep, life with a newborn, how to survive the challenges of being a mom, places to go around town with your baby, changes to your relationships, and then later, introducing solids and more. Many mothers find support and friendship here and continue these relationships outside of group time, as well. Moms are encouraged to feed their baby during group, and all you need to bring is a blanket for your baby to lay on.
You can join the group at any time if the session has already begun, and if you are heading back to work, we can prorate the group so you can attend as many sessions as your schedule allows.
Lamaze Family Center, 2855 Boardwalk. $96. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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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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 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

Temple Beth Emeth Spirituality Book Club.

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June 4 & 6 (pick one). All invited to join a discussion of Harold Kushner's The Book of Job: When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person.
7:30-9 p.m. (June 4) & Noon-1:30 p.m. (June 6), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free. cantorannie@gmail.com, 665-4744. [map]
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 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art: U-M Hospitals.

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June 6: Electric blues by the Bluescasters. June 13: "Shakespeare in the Courtyard" by Shakespeare in the Arb players. June 20: High-energy fiddling, singing, and dancing by the Saline Fiddlers. June 27: U-M Kappa Kappa Psi/Tau Beta Sigma a cappella ensemble and Kappa Kappa Psi band.
12:10 p.m., U-M Hospital Courtyard, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]
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 3-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Arrows Away": Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Every Thurs. & Sat. through Aug. 23. WRA park interpreter Katie McGlashen helps adults and kids age 8 & up learn to target shoot with a bow & arrow. Equipment provided.
3-4:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot, Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), and 6-7:30 p.m. (Sat.), Portage Lake Day Use Area, Seymour Rd. north off Mt. Hope Rd. (north from I-94 exit 150), Chelsea. Free. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee.
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 4-6 p.m. 

Serving on a Nonprofit Board.

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This workshop addresses the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board member, including board operations, strategic planning, resource development, oversight and ambassadorship. It also gives a short introduction to the nonprofit world, including structuring, funding and functioning as a mission-based organization. This is great for people that have recently joined a nonprofit board or are thinking about exploring volunteering for boards.
NEW Center, 1100 North Main St. $50. (734)988-0160. new@new.org http://new.org/component/jcalpro/view/300/date/2013-06-06/2013-06-01.html?return_to=L2NvbXBvbmVudC9qY2FscHJvL2RhdGUvMjAxMy0wNi0wNi5odG1s [map]
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Cinetopia.

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May 31-June 3. This 2nd annual Michigan Theater film festival features around 43 films screened over 4 days at 4 venues (Michigan Theater, State Theater, Angell Hall, and the Detroit Institute of the Arts). The films include narrative feature-length films and documentaries that recently premiered at international festivals such as Sundance and Berlin. Also, tributes to filmmaker Robert Altman, screenwriter Jim Burnstein, and silent film actress Mary Pickford.

June 6:

At the Michigan Theater: An opening night party (5:30 p.m.) followed at 7:15 p.m. by A Tribute to Ron Asheton Featuring Iggy and the Stooges, the world premiere of a concert film, recorded live at the Michigan Theater in 2011, that features performances by Iggy & the Stooges, Radio Birdman guitarist Deniz Tek, and Black Flag lead singer Henry Rollins. Followed at 9:15 p.m. and 11 p.m. by post-screening parties.

At the State Theater: "Haunter" (Vincenzo Natali, 2013). Thriller about a dead teenager who's doomed to relive forever the day of her murder in 1985. Abigail Breslin. Also showing on June 8 (see below). 7:45 p.m.

At Angell Hall: "Let My People Go!" (Mikael Buch, 2012). A high-strung Parisian-Jewish mailman living in Paris gets into a fight with his boyfriend over what to do with an undeliverable package stuffed with cash. French & Finnish, subtitles. Also showing on June 9 (see below). 7:45 p.m.

June 7:

At the Michigan Theater: "180 Seconds" (Alexander Giraldo, 2012). A brother-sister hacker duo plan a major robbery for the day of Colombia's World Cup qualifying match with Uruguay. Spanish, subtitles. 1:30 p.m. "Lasting" (Jacek Borcuch, 2012). A beautiful young Polish couple goes on a scuba outing where something terrible happens to the young man that throws their relationship into chaos. Spanish & Polish, subtitles. 2 p.m. "Sparrows" (William Beaudine, 1926). Silent classic that stars Mary Pickford in a melodramatic thriller about a young girl trying to protect 10 small orphans from a villain who chases them through swamps. With live organ accompaniment. 4 p.m. "Lord Montagu" (Luke Korem, 2013). Documentary about an English lord who kept possession of his 13th-century residence after WWII by opening it up to tourists but became mired in scandal in the 1950s because of his homosexuality. Also showing on June 9 (see below). 4:30 p.m. "Twenty Feet from Stardom" (Morgan Neville, 2012). Documentary about backup singers who never made it big but were part of songs that made others famous. Includes interviews with stars such as Bruce Springsteen and Bette Midler. Also showing on June 9 (see below). 7 p.m. "Body Fat Index of Love" (Mikko Kuparinen, 2012). U.S. premiere of this romantic comedy about a sworn bachelor who falls for a woman who only wants him for sex. Finnish, subtitles. 7:15 p.m. "This Is Martin Bonner" (Chad Hartigan, 2012). Drama about a fifty-something man who leaves behind his life and moves to Reno where he works at a church-based program that helps released prisoners. Also showing on June 8 (see below). 9:30 p.m. "5-25-77" (Patrick Read Johnson, 2007). Drama, inspired by the director's life, about an alienated teen who dreams of becoming a filmmaker. 9:45 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Commencement" (Steve Albrezzi, 2012). Comedy about a high school valedictorian who undergoes a daunting real-life education in the 24 hours after graduation. Also showing on June 9 (see below). 2 p.m. "Dangerous Liaisons" (Hur Jin-ho, 2012). Beautifully shot drama, set in 1931 Shanghai, about a serial seducer who's challenged to woo and leave a chaste humanitarian. Chinese, subtitles. Also showing on June 9 (see below). 4:15 p.m. "Material" (Craig Freimond, 2012). Michigan premiere of this comedy, set in South Africa, about an aspiring young comic who manages his father's fabric shop. 7 p.m. "The Future" (Alicia Scherson, 2012). Drama about an orphaned adolescent who unexpectedly finds solace when she's thrown into a relationship with an aging B-movie star, a former Mr. Universe. English & Italian, subtitles. 9:30 p.m. "Pieta" (Kim Ki-Duk, 2012). Drama about a cruel loan shark who quits his job after accepting into his life a mysterious woman who claims to be his long-lost mother. Korean, subtitles. 11:45 p.m.

At Angell Hall: "Secret Honor" and "Tanner '88" (see "Altmanerisms," above). 5 p.m. "The Revisionaries" (Scott Thurman, 2012). Documentary about political battles in the Texas State Board of Education over teaching creationism in science courses. 8 p.m.

June 8:

At the Michigan Theater: "Dear Mr. Watterson" (Joel Allen Schroeder, 2013). Michigan premiere of this documentary that explores the legacy of reclusive Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson through the eyes of his fans. 11:15 a.m. "Material" (Craig Freimond, 2012). Comedy, set in South Africa, about an aspiring young comic who manages his father's fabric shop. 11:30 a.m. "Mary Pickford Shorts Program." Screening of 8 shorts that feature Pickford, who appeared in an estimated 152 shorts between 1909 and 1912. 1:30 p.m. "Big Sur" (Michael Polish, 2013). Biopic about the episode in Jack Kerouac's life when, struggling with alcoholism after the success of On the Road, he retreats to the coastal California town of Big Sur. Anthony Edwards & Kate Bosworth. Also showing June 9 (see below). 1:45 p.m. "The Spectacular Now" (James Ponsoldt, 2012). Drama about a popular high school senior and budding alcoholic who's drawn to an unpopular girl with big dreams and a love of sci-fi. 4:15 p.m. "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" (Robert Altman, 1983). Drama, told in flashbacks, about the 1975 reunion of a James Dean fan club in small-town Texas. Stars Cher and Kathy Bates. Part of the "Altmanerisms" symposium (see above and 7 Friday Events listing). 4:30 p.m. "Haunter" See June 6 State Theater listing (above). 7 p.m. "Fill the Void" (Rama Burshtein, 2012). Drama set in Tel Aviv's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community about an 18-year-old girl who has to decide whether or not to marry her recently deceased sister's husband. Hebrew, subtitles. 7:15 p.m. "London: The Modern Babylon" (Julien Temple, 2012). An effervescent tour of the city's past 110 years via interviews with everyone from musicians and historians to charity workers and shopkeepers. 9:30 p.m. "A Hijacking" (Tobias Lindholm, 2012). Drama about a Danish freighter that's captured by Somali pirates. Danish, subtitles. 9:45 p.m.

At the State Theater: "D3: The Mighty Ducks" (Robert Lieberman, 1996). Third in the Mighty Ducks series of preteen films about the improbable success of a ragtag hockey team. Part of the tribute to screenwriter Jim Burnstein. Noon. "The Painting" (Jean-François Laguionie, 2011). Touching, wonderfully inventive animation about 3 castes of creatures living in a canvas: the fully-painted Alldunns, the unfinished Halfies, and the rough-outlined Sketchies. 2:45 p.m. "Lasting" (Jacek Borcuch, 2012). A beautiful young Polish couple goes on a scuba outing where something terrible happens to the young man that throws their relationship into chaos. Spanish & Polish, subtitles. 5 p.m. "The Source Family" (Jodi Willie, 2013). Documentary about the radical 1970s commune that lived in a Hollywood Hills mansion paid for by the earnings from their successful organic vegetarian restaurant that drew celebrity patrons. 7:15 p.m. "After Tiller" (Martha Shane & Lana Wilson, 2012). Documentary about the only 4 doctors in the U.S. who continue to perform 3rd-trimester abortions since physician George Tiller was killed in 2009. 9:45 p.m. "I Am Divine" (Jeffrey Schwarz, 2013). Documentary about the larger-than-life drag queen who starred in the John Waters cult films Pink Flamingoes and Polyester. 11:45 p.m.

At Angell Hall: "This Is Martin Bonner." See June 7 Michigan Theater listing (above). 2 p.m. "Pit Stop" (Yen Tan, 2013). Drama about the emotional isolation of gay men living in small-town America. 5 p.m. "Wrong" (Quentin Dupieux, 2012). Bizarre and entrancing comedy about a man who loses his beloved dog and, in his quest to find him, changes the lives of others. Also showing on June 9 (see below). 8 p.m.

June 9:

At the Michigan Theater: "Dangerous Liaisons." See June 7 State Theater listing (above). Noon. "Blancanieves" (Pablo Berger, 2012). Black & white silent film that situates Snow White in 1920s Spain. Spanish, subtitles. 12:15 p.m. "Purge" (Antti Jokinen, 2012). Drama about Soviet oppression in Estonia told through a sprawling tale of sex trafficking, abuse, and betrayal. Finnish, subtitles. 2:45 p.m. "Ain't in It for My Health: A Film about Levon Helm" (Jacob Hatley, 2010). Documentary about the musician best known as the drummer and one of the three principal vocalists of The Band. 3 p.m. "Twenty Feet from Stardom" See June 7 Michigan Theater listing (above). 5:45 p.m. "Hannah Arendt" (Margarethe von Trotta, 2012). Biopic about the German-born philosopher who coined the phrase "the banality of evil." English & German, subtitles. 6 p.m. "The Spectacular Now." See June 8 Michigan Theater listing (above). 8 p.m. "Big Sur" See June 8 Michigan Theater listing (above). 8:30 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Let My People Go!" See June 6 Angell Hall listing (above). "Wrong." See June 8 Angell Hall listing (above). 2:15 p.m. "Renaissance Man" (Penny Marshall, 1994). A high-power ad exec fired for bungling a big contract winds up teaching 8 underachieving army recruits and learns a few things himself. Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, Stacey Dash. Part of the tribute to screenwriter Jim Burnstein. 4:45 p.m. "Broken" (Rufus Norris, 2012). Drama about a North London tomboy who befriends a slow-witted young man. 8 p.m.

Angell Hall: "Nashville" (Robert Altman, 1975). See "Altmanerisms" (above). 12:30 p.m. "Lord Montagu" See June 7 Michigan Theater listing (above). 4:30 p.m. "Commencement." See June 7 State Theater listing (above). 7 p.m.
Tickets $12 (Michigan Theater and Detroit Institute of Arts members, $9; June 8 D3: The Mighty Ducks screening, $5; Mogul pass, $500); book of 10 tickets, $108 (members, $81) in advance at ticketweb.com and the Michigan Theater, and at the door. For DIA schedule, see cinetopiafestival.org. [map]
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 5:30 p.m. 

Cinetopia.

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June 6-9. This 2nd annual Michigan Theater film festival features around 43 films screened over 4 days at 4 venues (Michigan Theater, State Theater, Angell Hall, and the Detroit Institute of the Arts). The films include narrative feature-length films and documentaries that recently premiered at international festivals such as Sundance and Berlin. Also, tributes to filmmaker Robert Altman, screenwriter Jim Burnstein, and silent film actress Mary Pickford.

June 6:

At the Michigan Theater: An opening night party (5:30 p.m.) followed at 7:15 p.m. by A Tribute to Ron Asheton Featuring Iggy and the Stooges, the world premiere of a concert film, recorded live at the Michigan Theater in 2011, that features performances by Iggy & the Stooges, Radio Birdman guitarist Deniz Tek, and Black Flag lead singer Henry Rollins. Followed at 9:15 p.m. and 11 p.m. by post-screening parties.

At the State Theater: "Haunter" (Vincenzo Natali, 2013). Thriller about a dead teenager who's doomed to relive forever the day of her murder in 1985. Abigail Breslin. Also showing on June 8 (see below). 7:45 p.m.

At Angell Hall: "Let My People Go!" (Mikael Buch, 2012). A high-strung Parisian-Jewish mailman living in Paris gets into a fight with his boyfriend over what to do with an undeliverable package stuffed with cash. French & Finnish, subtitles. Also showing on June 9 (see below). 7:45 p.m.

June 7:

At the Michigan Theater: "180 Seconds" (Alexander Giraldo, 2012). A brother-sister hacker duo plan a major robbery for the day of Colombia's World Cup qualifying match with Uruguay. Spanish, subtitles. 1:30 p.m. "Lasting" (Jacek Borcuch, 2012). A beautiful young Polish couple goes on a scuba outing where something terrible happens to the young man that throws their relationship into chaos. Spanish & Polish, subtitles. 2 p.m. "Sparrows" (William Beaudine, 1926). Silent classic that stars Mary Pickford in a melodramatic thriller about a young girl trying to protect 10 small orphans from a villain who chases them through swamps. With live organ accompaniment. 4 p.m. "Lord Montagu" (Luke Korem, 2013). Documentary about an English lord who kept possession of his 13th-century residence after WWII by opening it up to tourists but became mired in scandal in the 1950s because of his homosexuality. Also showing on June 9 (see below). 4:30 p.m. "Twenty Feet from Stardom" (Morgan Neville, 2012). Documentary about backup singers who never made it big but were part of songs that made others famous. Includes interviews with stars such as Bruce Springsteen and Bette Midler. Also showing on June 9 (see below). 7 p.m. "Body Fat Index of Love" (Mikko Kuparinen, 2012). U.S. premiere of this romantic comedy about a sworn bachelor who falls for a woman who only wants him for sex. Finnish, subtitles. 7:15 p.m. "This Is Martin Bonner" (Chad Hartigan, 2012). Drama about a fifty-something man who leaves behind his life and moves to Reno where he works at a church-based program that helps released prisoners. Also showing on June 8 (see below). 9:30 p.m. (Patrick Read Johnson, 2007). Drama, inspired by the director's life, about an alienated teen who dreams of becoming a filmmaker. 9:45 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Commencement" (Steve Albrezzi, 2012). Comedy about a high school valedictorian who undergoes a daunting real-life education in the 24 hours after graduation. Also showing on June 9 (see below). 2 p.m. "Dangerous Liaisons" (Hur Jin-ho, 2012). Beautifully shot drama, set in 1931 Shanghai, about a serial seducer who's challenged to woo and leave a chaste humanitarian. Chinese, subtitles. Also showing on June 9 (see below). 4:15 p.m. "Material" (Craig Freimond, 2012). Michigan premiere of this comedy, set in South Africa, about an aspiring young comic who manages his father's fabric shop. 7 p.m. "The Future" (Alicia Scherson, 2012). Drama about an orphaned adolescent who unexpectedly finds solace when she's thrown into a relationship with an aging B-movie star, a former Mr. Universe. English & Italian, subtitles. 9:30 p.m. "Pieta" (Kim Ki-Duk, 2012). Drama about a cruel loan shark who quits his job after accepting into his life a mysterious woman who claims to be his long-lost mother. Korean, subtitles. 11:45 p.m.

At Angell Hall: "Secret Honor" and "Tanner '88" (see "Altmanerisms" listing on June 7). 5 p.m. "The Revisionaries" (Scott Thurman, 2012). Documentary about political battles in the Texas State Board of Education over teaching creationism in science courses. 8 p.m.

June 8:

At the Michigan Theater: "Dear Mr. Watterson" (Joel Allen Schroeder, 2013). Michigan premiere of this documentary that explores the legacy of reclusive Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson through the eyes of his fans. 11:15 a.m. "Material" (Craig Freimond, 2012). Comedy, set in South Africa, about an aspiring young comic who manages his father's fabric shop. 11:30 a.m. "Mary Pickford Shorts Program." Screening of 8 shorts that feature Pickford, who appeared in an estimated 152 shorts between 1909 and 1912. 1:30 p.m. "Big Sur" (Michael Polish, 2013). Biopic about the episode in Jack Kerouac's life when, struggling with alcoholism after the success of On the Road, he retreats to the coastal California town of Big Sur. Anthony Edwards & Kate Bosworth. Also showing June 9 (see below). 1:45 p.m. "The Spectacular Now" (James Ponsoldt, 2012). Drama about a popular high school senior and budding alcoholic who's drawn to an unpopular girl with big dreams and a love of sci-fi. 4:15 p.m. "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" (Robert Altman, 1983). Drama, told in flashbacks, about the 1975 reunion of a James Dean fan club in small-town Texas. Stars Cher and Kathy Bates. Part of the "Altmanerisms" symposium (see June 7 listing). 4:30 p.m. "Haunter" See June 6 State Theater listing (above). 7 p.m. "Fill the Void" (Rama Burshtein, 2012). Drama set in Tel Aviv's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community about an 18-year-old girl who has to decide whether or not to marry her recently deceased sister's husband. Hebrew, subtitles. 7:15 p.m. "London: The Modern Babylon" (Julien Temple, 2012). An effervescent tour of the city's past 110 years via interviews with everyone from musicians and historians to charity workers and shopkeepers. 9:30 p.m. "A Hijacking" (Tobias Lindholm, 2012). Drama about a Danish freighter that's captured by Somali pirates. Danish, subtitles. 9:45 p.m.

At the State Theater: "D3: The Mighty Ducks" (Robert Lieberman, 1996). Third in the Mighty Ducks series of preteen films about the improbable success of a ragtag hockey team. Part of the tribute to screenwriter Jim Burnstein. Noon. "The Painting" (Jean-François Laguionie, 2011). Touching, wonderfully inventive animation about 3 castes of creatures living in a canvas: the fully-painted Alldunns, the unfinished Halfies, and the rough-outlined Sketchies. 2:45 p.m. "Lasting" (Jacek Borcuch, 2012). A beautiful young Polish couple goes on a scuba outing where something terrible happens to the young man that throws their relationship into chaos. Spanish & Polish, subtitles. 5 p.m. "The Source Family" (Jodi Willie, 2013). Documentary about the radical 1970s commune that lived in a Hollywood Hills mansion paid for by the earnings from their successful organic vegetarian restaurant that drew celebrity patrons. 7:15 p.m. "After Tiller" (Martha Shane & Lana Wilson, 2012). Documentary about the only 4 doctors in the U.S. who continue to perform 3rd-trimester abortions since physician George Tiller was killed in 2009. 9:45 p.m. "I Am Divine" (Jeffrey Schwarz, 2013). Documentary about the larger-than-life drag queen who starred in the John Waters cult films Pink Flamingoes and Polyester. 11:45 p.m.

At Angell Hall: "This Is Martin Bonner." See June 7 Michigan Theater listing (above). 2 p.m. "Pit Stop" (Yen Tan, 2013). Drama about the emotional isolation of gay men living in small-town America. 5 p.m. "Wrong" (Quentin Dupieux, 2012). Bizarre and entrancing comedy about a man who loses his beloved dog and, in his quest to find him, changes the lives of others. Also showing on June 9 (see below). 8 p.m.

June 9:

At the Michigan Theater: "Dangerous Liaisons." See June 7 State Theater listing (above). Noon. "Blancanieves" (Pablo Berger, 2012). Black & white silent film that situates Snow White in 1920s Spain. Spanish, subtitles. 12:15 p.m. "Purge" (Antti Jokinen, 2012). Drama about Soviet oppression in Estonia told through a sprawling tale of sex trafficking, abuse, and betrayal. Finnish, subtitles. 2:45 p.m. "Ain't in It for My Health: A Film about Levon Helm" (Jacob Hatley, 2010). Documentary about the musician best known as the drummer and one of the three principal vocalists of The Band. 3 p.m. "Twenty Feet from Stardom" See June 7 Michigan Theater listing (above). 5:45 p.m. "Hannah Arendt" (Margarethe von Trotta, 2012). Biopic about the German-born philosopher who coined the phrase "the banality of evil." English & German, subtitles. 6 p.m. "The Spectacular Now." See June 8 Michigan Theater listing (above). 8 p.m. "Big Sur" See June 8 Michigan Theater listing (above). 8:30 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Let My People Go!" See June 6 Angell Hall listing (above). "Wrong." See June 8 Angell Hall listing (above). 2:15 p.m. "Renaissance Man" (Penny Marshall, 1994). A high-power ad exec fired for bungling a big contract winds up teaching 8 underachieving army recruits and learns a few things himself. Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, Stacey Dash. Part of the tribute to screenwriter Jim Burnstein. 4:45 p.m. "Broken" (Rufus Norris, 2012). Drama about a North London tomboy who befriends a slow-witted young man. 8 p.m.

At Angell Hall: "Nashville" (Robert Altman, 1975). See "Altmanerisms" (June 7 listing). 12:30 p.m. "Lord Montagu." See June 7 Michigan Theater listing (above). 4:30 p.m. "Commencement." See June 7 State Theater listing (above). 7 p.m.

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Tickets $12 (Michigan Theater and Detroit Institute of Arts members, $9; June 8 D3: The Mighty Ducks screening, $5; Mogul pass, $500); book of 10 tickets, $108 (members, $81) in advance at ticketweb.com and the Michigan Theater, and at the door. For DIA schedule, see cinetopiafestival.org. [map]
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 5:30-8 p.m. 

Ice Cream Social: Ann Arbor Open @ Mack.

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Inflatables, a cakewalk, the popular chicken chucker, and other carnival games. Stucci's ice cream, Sylvio's and Hello Faz pizza, and other local and organic food available. Bring your own plates, utensils, and water bottles, if you wish.
5:30-8 p.m., 920 Miller Rd. Free admission (small charge for food and games tickets). 994-1910. [map]
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 6-8 p.m. 

Ice Cream Social: Dicken Elementary School.

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Bounce house, fish pond, music, face painting, and carnival games. Pizza, ice cream, and beverages available. Indoors if raining.
6-8 p.m., Dicken, 2135 Runnymede Blvd. Free admission (charge for game tickets & food). 994-1928. [map]
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 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Room 237": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Rodney Ascher's acclaimed 2012 documentary about the hidden meanings its fans and scholars believe they have found in Stanley Kubrick's horror classic The Shining. The film is introduced by one of the scholars featured in the film, Albion College history professor Geoffrey Cocks, author of The Wolf at the Door: Stanley Kubrick, History, and the Holocaust. Q&A.
6-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

"Much Ado about Nothing": U-M Residential College/Nichols Arboretum.

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June 6-9, 13-16, & 20-23. U-M Residential College drama lecturer Kate Mendeloff directs students and local actors in an alfresco production of Shakespeare's sharp-tongued comedy that begins in the prairie and moves across the Arb to conclude in the peony garden. The high-spirited plot involves 2 pairs of young lovers. One couple, both disdainful of love, are tricked into acknowledging each other, while the other couple's love is nearly ruined by a deception that, abetted by the paranoia of returning military heroes, leads to trumped-up charges of infidelity. The play is best known for its charged sexual banter and for the penetrating wit and often dark cast of its humor. The action moves from spot to spot within the Arb, and director Mendeloff takes special care to make the shifting environments an active force in the performance. Bring a blanket or portable chair to sit on; dress for the weather. Note: Space limited; come early. Tickets go on sale at 5:30 p.m., but the line for tickets starts forming at 4:30 p.m.
. 6:30 p.m., meet at the Peony Garden entrance at 1610 Washington Heights. $20 (students with ID & youth age 18 & under, $10; seniors age 62 & older, $17; Friends of Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, $15; kids under age 5, free) at the gate only. Limited number of golf carts available; first come, first served. 647-7600.
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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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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Storytelling": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Local storytellers TBA present a program of personal stories and folk tales for adults and youth age 14 & up. Followed an informal storytelling circle open to audience members. Hosted by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild member Laura Hayes.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Nothin' but Blue Skies: the Heyday, Hard Times, and Hopes of America's Industrial Heartland": Nicola's Books.

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Michigan writer Edward McClelland discusses his new book about the rise, fall, and revival of the Rust Belt. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Music Series": Saline Main Street.

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Every Thurs. except July 4, through Aug. 22 Downtown concerts by area bands. June 6: Beatles tribute band Toppermost. June 13: Bluegrass and high-energy American folk student fiddle ensemble the Saline Fiddlers. June 20: Detroit acoustic country-pop singer-songwriter Kari Holmes. June 27: the Saline Big Band. July 11: the Manchester Cajun & Creole quintet Creole du Nord. July 18: Tim McGraw tribute artist Allen as Tim. July 25: William Shadrick & the Modern Day Drifters. Howell country quartet led by singer-songwriter Shadrick, whose influences range from Hank Williams and Merle Haggard to Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson. Aug. 1: Detroit Elvis impersonator Greg Jaqua. Aug. 15: Area bluegrass-based quartet Bill Bynum & Co. Aug. 22: the young Saline fiddle ensemble the Fiddlers ReStrung.

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7-9 p.m., downtown Saline. Free. 429-4907.
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"UFOs, Science, and Parapsychology": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Talk by metaphysical researcher Tony Sivalelli, author of Ambassadors to the Stars: The Exploration and Possible Implications of the Discovery of Not-of-This-Earth Intelligences.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m. 

"(un)Corked Wine Tasting with Michigan Superstars: Left Foot Charley & Uncle John's Cider Mill": Produce Station.

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Produce Station wine director Jorge Lopez-Chavez, Left Foot Charley winemaker Bryan Ulbrich, and Uncle John's owner Mike Beck lead tastings of wine and cider. Cheese. Note: These events usually sell out.
7:30-9 p.m., Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty. $25 in advance at localwineevents.com/events/detail/473145. 663-7848. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Lee DeWyze: the Ark.

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Alternative rock singer-songwriter best known as the winner of the 9th season of American Idol in May 2010.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 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. 

"Chess": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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June 6-9. Glenn Bugala directs local actors in Tim Rice, Benny Andersson, and Bjorn Ulvaeus's rock musical. Set at the end of the cold war, it's the story of an American-Russian chess tournament that's the backdrop for a compelling love story with deception, conspiracy, and triumph. Its better-known songs include "One Night in Bangkok," "I Know Him So Well," and "Anthem." Stars Dann Rafferty, Laura Tanner, and Michael Joseph.
8 p.m. (June 6-8) & 2 p.m. (June 9), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $25 (seniors age 60 & over, $22; students, $13; Thurs., $19) in advance at a2ct.org & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 971-2228. [map]
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 8 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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 8-9:30 p.m. 

"SKETCH": Kip Barry's Performing Arts Center.

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Every Thurs. Sketch comedy by U-M students.
8-9:30 p.m., Kip Barry's Performing Arts Center, 325 Braun Ct. Cost TBA. 769-2787. [map]
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 9-10:30 p.m. 

"Smarty Pants Trivia Smackdown": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to round up 6 people to compete in a 5-round trivia contest.
8-10 p.m. (May) & 9-10:30 p.m. (June-Aug.), Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, suite 100. 475-8732. [map]
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