Please join us for a week of fun at Zion Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School! You can pre-register by going to our website, or register the morning of. New children are welcome all week!
June 17 - 21, 2013
9 AM - NOON each day
Ages: 3 years old - entering 5th grade
Address: 1501 West Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Registration Information: www.zlc-aa.org
Cost: $30 for first child, $25 for each additional
Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 West Liberty. $30 for first child/$25 each additional. firstname.lastname@example.org www.zlc-aa.org
1st Annual Paint Dexter-A Plein Air Festival, August 13-17, 2013. Jurored Awards. Cash prizes. 1-4 entries. For Prospectus and Application, www.dextermi.gov
Village of Dexter, 8140 Main Street, Dexter. Free. email@example.com https:
The Detroit percussion duo of Lynn Koch and Kristen Tait, who performs on a vintage rosewood marimba, presents a program of classical, Latin, and pop tunes for kids in grades K-5.
10-10:45 a.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
June 20 & 27. WCPARC naturalists lead programs for kids. Geared toward ages 5-8. June 20: "Owls and Hawks" includes info about Michigan birds of prey. Also, a game and a craft. June 27: "Reptiles Rule" includes info about snakes, turtles, and other reptiles, as well as a chance to see and touch live reptiles. Also, a story about a turtle who needs a home.
10:30-11:30 a.m., County Farm Park, Platt Rd. entrance (June 20) and Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, north off North Territorial (June 27). Free. $5 vehicle entry fee required June 27. Preregistration required. 971-6337, ext. 334.
All kids age 7 & up invited make stickers and learn about the galaxy. Cookie treat.
1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
June 20-23. Tour of new and remodeled homes in Washtenaw and Livingston counties.
Noon-7 p.m., maps available at bragannarbor.com. $10 (kids age 16 & under, free). 996-0100.
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]
Social Security Specialist George Jabol will explain how people with disabilities can work without losing their benefits or how to get off benefits. He will dispel many misconceptions about Social Security and Medicaid. This workshop is free and open to everyone.
Partners in Personal Assistance, 3810 Packard, Suite 100B. Free. 734-214-3890. firstname.lastname@example.org annarborppa.org [map]
Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year on Ingalls Mall and features live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies and at 11 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) by dancing to DJs. Also, a KidZone activity tent, "Body Masterpiece" face painting (5-8 p.m., June 14-16, $5, reservations required by calling 994-5999), and Tangle, a giant, interactive web of elastic bands wrapped around vertical poles that is part playground, part art installation (4-6 & 7:30-9:30 p.m., June 19-23, $5 admission per child for 40 min. play sessions). Food concessions from area restaurants. Tonight: Black Jake & the Carnies (8:30 p.m.), the popular Ypsilanti sextet that calls its energetic, foot-stomping blend of punk, old-time music, and bluegrass "crabgrass." Opening acts are local country singer-songwriter Bill Edwards (5 p.m.), the folk-rock duo The Understorey (6 p.m.), and Misty Lyn & the Big Beautiful (7 p.m.), local country-inflected folk-rock band led by singer-songwriter Misty Lyn. The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' hilarious 1974 burlesque of old Frankenstein movies. Stars Gene Wilder. Also, the interactive performance art ensemble Spontaneous Art (6 p.m.). The Summer Festival also includes a series of shows on June 1, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 29, & 30 (see listings) and into July at the Power Center and Hill Auditorium.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free. 994-5999. [map]
A cocktail reception on the Paesano terrace, followed by a sit-down dinner accompanied by a screening of the classic 1951 Gene Kelly musical An American in Paris. Also, an appearance by Gene Kelly's daughter, Kerry Kelly Novick.
6:30 p.m., Paesano's, 3411 Washtenaw. Tickets $50. Reservations required. 971-0484. [map]
All invited to enjoy appetizers and wine while U-M piano professor Louis Nagel draws on David Conway's monumental study to discuss, with musical illustrations, Jewish composers and their music from Renaissance composer Rossi to the era of Mendelssohn, Mahler, and Meyerbeer. The program concludes with a brief performance by Nagel. Dessert follows.
6:30 p.m., Camp Raanana beachfront site, 2500 Pierce Rd. (north off I-94 exit 157), Chelsea. $25 (members, $15). 971-0990. [map]
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.
Motte & Bailey bookstore owner Gene Alloway discusses the fundamentals of collecting printed books and ephemera.
7-9 p.m., Boundedition Book Arts Studio, 3765 Plaza Dr. $15. Preregistration required at boundedition.com. 545-8785. [map]
June 20, 21, & 22 (different programs). Various writers read from their work at different restaurants and bars. Signings. Tonight: "Westside Edition" at Quarter Bistro (7-8 p.m., 300 S. Maple) with the Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam Team. Followed at Nicola's Books (8-9 p.m., 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center) by readings by poet Susan Hutton and others.
7-9 p.m., different locations. Free admission. aabookfestival.org, 764-3166. [map]
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.
7-9 p.m., downtown Saline. Free. 429-4907.
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Talk by Michigan Ability Partners director Jan Little. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by refreshments.
7 p.m., St. Francis Catholic Church, 2250 E. Stadium. Free. 665-8167, 332-0923. [map]
Area musicians perform a series of outdoor concerts in Manchester's downtown gazebo. Bring picnics, chairs, and blankets. Rain or shine.
June 13: Family-friendly concert by Pinckney musician Guy Louis.
June 20: Moxie Strings. Local Celtic and Americana fiddle/cello duo.
June 27: Sister Wilene. Michigan old-time country quintet.
July 11: Patriotic marches and swing by the Manchester Brass Band.
July 25: Los Gatos. Local Latin jazz band led by drummer Pete Siers that specializes in the music of Cal Tjader, the late San Francisco vibes player who ignited the 1950s mambo craze.
Aug. 1: The Raisin Pickers. Veteran Manchester-based string ensemble that plays old-time jug band dance music, western swing, and newgrass.
Aug. 8: The Billy King Band. Local blues-flavored rock 'n' roll band led by singer-songwriter-guitarist King.
7:30 p.m., Wurster Park gazebo (Main St. just west of M-52), Manchester. Rain location: Emanuel Church hall, 324 W. Main, Manchester. Free; donations appreciated. 428-0159.
Every Thurs.-Sun., June 20-July 28. Phil Powers directs the Michigan premiere of Gina Gionfriddo's 2008 Off-Broadway hit comedy that blends sharp wit and humor with the taut suspense of a psychological thriller. When a high-strung newlywed fixes up her uptight stepbrother with her husband's sweet and sexy coworker, the blind date takes a dark turn. Stars Sarab Kamoo, David Wolber, Dorry Peltyn, Keith Kalinowski, and Maggie Meyer. The July 14 performance is followed 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.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (July 6 & 20), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (June 20), $22 (June 21, 23, & 27), and $30 (June 22). June 28 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After June 28: $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]
Brooklyn-based country-soul trio whose music sets songs of heartache and tribulation to music driven by swelling 3-part vocal harmonies and rousing group choruses. Opening act is The Saint Johns, a Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter duo.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $16 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), the ark, org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Cheesemonger Steven Hall leads a 5-course cheese tasting and discusses various aspects of cheese knowledge gleaned from books available at Literati, from how to cook with cheese to how to make your own cheese. Age 21 & over only.
8 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Tickets $25. 585-5567. [map]
Every Wed.-Sun., June 20-Aug. 31. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Don Zolidis's new comic drama about a divorced and disenchanted woman who returns to her hometown, where she discovers her high school sweetheart is still carrying a torch for her.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. June 20-26 previews: Tickets $22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $32 (Sat. eve.). June 27: Tickets $27 (Wed. & Thurs.), $37 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $42 (Sat. eves.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
June 13-16 & 20-22. Carl Ellison directs local actors in Neil Simon's poignant 1972 comedy about an aging vaudeville team who grudgingly reunite to do a TV special. New York Times critic Ben Brantley says it "celebrates the clown's classic gift for turning anger into art." Stars Dennis Platte and Rick Katon.
8 p.m. (except June 16, 2 p.m.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (students & seniors, $12) in advance at showtix4u.com & by phone, and at the door. 483-7345. [map]