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Friday, June 21, 2013

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 9:00 a.m.  Free! 

Huge Recycle Sale, Thousands of Quality Bargains.

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Think green! And think finding quality items at extreme bargain prices at Dexter Boy Scout Troop 477's 43rd Annual Huge Rummage Sale. It's a major community recycling event and a major help to so many who are now experiencing financial hardship. It's also just plain fun and satisfying for the bargain hunter in all of us. Doors open at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 21 at Creekside Intermediate School in Dexter on Baker Road. Fresh items come out onto the floor throughout the sale, so keep checking back - until 9 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 22. You name it - it's probably here - in the school's gym, cafeteria, hallways and lawn. Tools, electronics, appliances, furniture, toys, books and movies, holiday, jewelry, sports, lawn and garden, household, kitchen, decorative, gifts. Funds raised help the troop with its programs in rank advancement, outdoor adventure, education, and community service.
Creekside Intermediate School, 2615 Baker Rd., Dexter. Free. 734 426 3359. [map]
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 9 a.m.-noon 

Zion Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School.

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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:
Cost: $30 for first child, $25 for each additional
Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 West Liberty. $30 for first child/$25 each additional. [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Whitmore Lake Coffee Break": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, 19, 24, or 40+ miles, with a stop at the Coney Island in Whitmore Lake for a 10:30 a.m. breakfast or early lunch.
9 a.m. (May-Sept.) & 10 a.m. (Apr., Oct. & Nov.), Olson Park, Dhu Varren at Pontiac Trail. Free. 476-4944, 996-9461.
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 10 a.m. 

Bodhi's Kids Yoga: For Ages 3-5: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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Yoga is a natural for children, since it addresses the whole child: Stronger Bodies, Focused Minds, and Peaceful Spirits. Bodhi's Kids Yoga offers a joyful yoga practice that incorporates movement and 5 sense therapies. Bodhi's Kids Yoga classes are designed to help develop your child's fine motor skills, mental acuity and focus, hand-eye coordination, mind/body developmental awareness, coping skills, and increase an awareness of their sense of self -- all while having fun!
About the facilitator: Sara Zabawa is a registered yoga instructor who is devoted to holistic yoga practices that address the mind, body, and spirit. She blends lessons learned from studying yoga in India with practices developed under the direction of Syl Carson at the Bodhi Yoga Studio in Utah.
7 week series runs May 10th - June 21st. Fridays 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $80 for the series. 734-769-6100. [map]
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 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime iPads": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All parents invited to bring their infants through 2-year-olds to explore baby-proofed iPads.
10-11 a.m., AADL youth story center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Summer Breezin': A Jazz & Champagne Brunch": Silver Maples of Chelsea.

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The Ann Arbor jazz ensemble Equinox performs material from the Great American Songbook and other jazz standards. Brunch menu includes fresh made-to-order omelets, with French toast, a meat & potato buffet, desserts, & mimosas.
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Silver Maples, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. $18. Reservations requested. 475-4111. [map]
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 Noon-7 p.m. 

"Parade of Homes": Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor.

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June 20-23. Tour of new and remodeled homes in Washtenaw and Livingston counties.
Noon-7 p.m., maps available at $10 (kids age 16 & under, free). 996-0100.
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 1-5 p.m. 

Guided Tours: Waterloo Area Farm Museum.

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Every Fri-Sun. through Sept. 1. Costumed guides lead tours of the 10-room artifact-filled farmhouse and its outbuildings, including a recently refurbished blacksmith's workshop. The last tour begins at 4:16 p.m.
1-5 p.m., Waterloo Area Farm Museum, 9998 Waterloo-Munith Rd. (left off Clear Lake Rd. 5 miles north from I-94 exit 153), Waterloo Recreation Area. $5 (kids ages 5-12, $2). (517) 596-2254. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

Connections: Moms Group & Baby Play Group: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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Connections is a place for babies and those who care for them to meet and enjoy one another. We encourage new and expecting parents, grandparents, and nannies to come enjoy the benefits of getting to know others who have recently birthed or who are caring for babies or young children. Other caregivers are a wealth of support and information, and Connections is designed to be a place where you can share, and glean from others.
Some of the groups will also feature a brief class from a Hygeia practitioner. These sessions will offer information that will enhance your well-being or skills as a caregiver, benefiting you and your baby! All Hygeia practitioners believe in the importance of strong joyful attachment between caregivers and babies, and are skilled in various ways to enhance your health, overall wellness, and understanding of your baby.
Fridays from 2:00 - 3:30pm. We recognize that getting places on time with a baby can be a challenge. Please come when you can!
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. Free. 734-769-6100. [map]
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 4 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Kon-Tiki": Michigan Theater.

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(Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg, 2012). Historical drama about Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdal's 4,300-mile voyage across the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947. English & Norwegian, 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). For complete, updated schedules, see or call 668-TIME. [map]
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 4:15, 6:45, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Frances Ha": Michigan Theater.

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(Noah Baumbach, 2012). Comedy about a quirky aspiring dancer living in New York City without an apartment or a real job.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]
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 4:45-6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Into the Woods: After Hours": Saline District Library.

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All kids in middle school and up invited to decorate mini wooden doors that will be installed along the Library/Brecon trail. Dinner.
4:45-6:15 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
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 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Artwalk Ann Arbor.

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Self-guided tour of downtown artists' studios, galleries, and exhibit spaces. Also, a beer garden, wine tasting, music, street art, and more. Full schedule and map available at
5-9 p.m., downtown. Free. 636-6670.
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 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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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: The Ragbirds (9:30 p.m.), an inventive local country-rock band, fronted by singer-songwriter Erin Zindle, whose music also mixes in elements of world music, groove rock, and edgy pop. Opening acts are veteran local pop-rock singer-songwriter Khalid Hanifi (5 p.m.), local alt-country honky-tonk and rockabilly singer-songwriter Ryan Racine (6 p.m.), local acoustic roots music string quintet Wayward Roots (7 p.m.), and The Appleseed Collective (8 p.m.), a popular local vintage jazz-inflected folk-rock quintet. The musicians are followed at 11 p.m. by dancing to music spun by DJ Hardy (age 21 & over only). 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.
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 6-7 p.m. 

Kids summer camp!!!!: Peachy Fitness.

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Peachy Fitness Kids Summer Camp!!!
Have your kids come dance and stretch their way to fitness!!!
June 19, 2013 to July 19, 2013
(No class 7/03 & 7/05)
Zumbatomic and Yoga (30 mins each)
Ages: 4-12 years (Boys and Girls)
Wednesdays & Fridays
Kids Summer Camp costs $69 for 8 classes. There is a $10 early bird discount ($59/8 classes) for registrations by June 7, 2013
A parent can join the session with the child for $20.00/session.
Enter to WIN an 8 class package by emailing to: or commenting on
More details on:
Ann Arbor Taekwondo, 2739 Plymouth Rd. $69. 734-681-0477. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Hook, Line, & Sinker": Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Every Sat through Aug. 23. A WRA park interpreter helps beginners learn how to fish. Tackle (including poles) & bait provided. Adults age 17 & older need a valid fishing license.
9-10:30 a.m., Portage Lake Day Use Area fishing pier, Seymour Rd. north off Mt. Hope Rd. (north from I-94 exit 150), Chelsea. Free. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.
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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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 7-8:30 p.m. & 9-10:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Book Festival.

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Poet and National Book Award finalist Patricia Smith and her husband, Edgar Award-winning mystery writer Bruce DeSilva, give a keynote address. Also, presentation of the AABF's LILA (Leader in the Literary Arts) Award to longtime Ann Arbor Book Festival chair Evans Young. Followed at 9 p.m. by "Moonlight Book Crawl" (see June 20 listing) at Sava's restaurant with readings by Chicago poet Kevin Coval, New York writer and musician Shira Erlichman, and local poets Brittany Floyd and Allison Kennedy.
7-8:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery (enter from the Diag) & 9-10:30 p.m., Sava's (State just north of Liberty). Free. 764-3166. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Jump Roping Blast": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades 4-12 invited to try out the library's Chinese, double dutch, and standard jump ropes. Also, a demo by the St, Francis Heartbeats jump rope team. Held inside in case of rain.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch parking lot, 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard. Free. 327-4200. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Cymbeline": Blackbird Theatre Shakespeare West.

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Every Fri. & Sat., June 7-29. Blackbird kicks off its summerlong series of West Park Shakespeare productions with director Barton Bund's sexy, provocative staging of Shakespeare's romantic revenge thriller about a Briton princess who disobeys her father and marries her sweetheart. The king banishes her husband, but after various adventures and perceived betrayals, the two are reunited. Bring a lawn chair or blankets to sit on and refreshments. Cast: Lynch Travis, Jamie Weeder, Qamara Black, Dan Johnson, Alastar Dimitrie, and Jesse Ahren-Jacobs.
7 p.m., West Park Band Shell. June 7 & 8 preview tickets $15 (students, $10) in advance at and at the gate. After June 8: tickets $20 (students, $15). 332-3848.
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 7 p.m. 

"We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wiki Leaks": Michigan Theater.

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(Alex Gibney, 2013). Documentary about journalist Julian Assange's controversial website that facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]
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 7:30-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Showcase: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Ballroom dance performances by area students and instructors. Followed by open dancing. Potluck (bring a dish to pass).
7:30-10 p.m., 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $25. Reservations recommended. 478-2233. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Peter Furler: Unplugged & Up Close: Knox Presbyterian Church.

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Peter Furler (formerly of the Newsboys) will perform a solo concert on Friday, June 21 at Knox Presbyterian Church. VIP ($22) at 5:45 pm includes Q&A and preferred seating; General Admission ($17): doors open at 6:30 pm. To order tickets online: or charge by phone: 800-965-9324.
Knox Presbyterian Church, 2065 Wagner Road, Ann Arbor 48103. VIP ($22); General Admission ($17). 734-761-5669. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Solstice Concert: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Outdoor performance by guitarist and sitarist Robert Spalding Newcomb, keyboardist James Aikman, and multi-instrumentalist Ken Kozora. Bring a blanket to sit on. Held in the conservatory, in case of rain.
7:30-9 p.m., Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free (metered parking). 647-7600. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Occupy Love": Center of Light.

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OCCUPY LOVE captures the heart of movements that are sweeping the planet in response to today's economic and environmental crises. 'Philosopher-filmmaker' Velcrow Ripper travels to history-making hot spots, asking the question, 'How can crisis create a love story?' Scenes include the Egyptian revolution in Tahrir Square, Spain's Indignado movement, Occupy Wall Street NYC, The Maple Spring in Quebec, and indigenous activists at the Alberta Tar Sands. The film explores the aspects of this arising that take the form of what Martin Luther King Jr. called 'Love in action.' Woven throughout is a deep exploration on the meaning and importance of 'public love' - the love of humanity, the love of the planet.
We hope to see you for this enlightening film, delicious popcorn and conscious conversation.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Free. 734-330-5048. [map]
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 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Michael Malone: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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June 21 & 22. Ann Arbor debut of this veteran stand-up comic, a frequent guest on TV and syndicated radio who's known for his intense, rubber-faced onstage persona, consumed with wildly imaginative worries about the world and what it holds for him. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 314 E. Liberty (below Seva restaurant). $10 reserved seating in advance, $12 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Minifest: Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Residence (Kerrytown Concert House).

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June 14, 21, & 23 (different programs). World-famous musicians and up-and-coming ensembles present 3 chamber concerts. June 14: Performers include pianists James Tocco and Pei-Shan Lee, cellists Andres Diaz and Paul Katz, and the Boston-based ensemble Jupiter String Quartet. Program: Schnitke's Cello Sonata No. 1, Hanah Lash's Now of All Times, and Schubert's String Quintet in C Major. June 21: Performers include pianist William Bolcom, violinist Kimberly Kaloyanides-Kennedy, cellist Kee-Hyun Kim, soprano Lauren Skuce, and the Axiom Brass Quintet, an award-winning Chicago-based ensemble. Program: Beethoven's String Trio in C Minor, Victor Ewald's Quintet No. 3 in D-flat Major, Brett Dean's Skizzen Fur Siegbert, and songs TBA by Bolcom. June 23: Performers include violinist Ani Kavafian, pianist Andrea Lam, the San Francisco-based ensemble The Delphi Trio, and The City of Tomorrow, a Portland (OR) woodwind quintet. Program: Mozart's Violin Sonata in E-flat, Elliott Carter's Woodwind Quintet and Nine by Five, and Dvorak's Piano Trio No. 3 in F Minor.
8 p.m. (June 14 & 21) & 2 p.m. (June 23), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Becky Shaw": Performance Network Professional Season.

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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 & 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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 8 p.m. 

"Miles & Ellie": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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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, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
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 8-11 p.m. 

"Summer Solstice & ull Moon Paddle": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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All invited to paddle around Gallup Pond under a full moon to observe birds and other animals as they prepare for their nocturnal lives. Bring a flashlight. Canoes, kayaks, and equipment provided.
8-11 p.m., meet at Gallup Park Canoe Livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. (west side of Huron Pkwy.). $14 per boat. 769-6240. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"The Sunshine Boys": PTD Productions.

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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 & by phone, and at the door. 483-7345. [map]
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 8-9:30 p.m. 

"The World According to YOU!": Kip Barry's Performing Arts Center.

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Every Fri. Improv comedy show, with skits based on audience suggestions.
8-9:30 p.m., Kip Barry's Performing Arts Center, 325 Braun Ct. Cost TBA. 769-2787. [map]
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 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 

"Friday Night Swing (& Blues)": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. Followed at 11:30 p.m. by blues dancing. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by beginning lessons.
9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (students with ID, $3; $1 discount for AACTMAD members) includes lessons. 417-9857. [map]
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