Every Sat., Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 40-100 miles, on low-traffic roads in Washtenaw, Jackson, Livingston, and Ingham counties. Brunch stop.
Meet at Zou Zou's, 101 N. Main at Middle, Chelsea. Free. 645-1205, 645-5696, 478-0424, 646-1507, 678-8297. [map]
Every Sat. Beginner-friendly slow-paced (22 miles) and moderate/fast-paced (30-100 miles) round-trip rides to Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond, with stops at the Dexter Bakery or Zou Zou's and Pierce's in Chelsea. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
9 a.m. (Apr., May, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (June-Aug.), & 10 a.m. (Nov.), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St.. Free. 545-0541. [map]
Junior Eagle Camp is designed to teach fundamental skills and rules of basketball to young, aspiring players. Camp will include basic skills stations, 5-on-5 competitions, games, and more.
This all day camp includes a pizza party and is open to any and all boys and girls entering 2nd-5th grade.
We hope you can join us!
Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt Road, Ypsilanti. $50. 734-487-0481. email@example.com http://emueagles.com/news/2013/3/22/WBB_0322131116.aspx?path=wbball [map]
Is your child's behavior wearing you down? Are you ready to pull your hair out? Time for more effective family relationships?
If so, then this workshop is for you. Dr. Jonathan
Lazar and Debbie Jansen, the "Mommy Detective"
will help you crack the code to your family's drama.
Come hear about wisdom vs. drama and let them
teach you how to work through it.
A light brunch and workbook will be included.
Lazar Spinal Care, PC, 203 South Zeeb Road Suite 106. $20. 734-274-5107. firstname.lastname@example.org www.lazarspinalcare.com [map]
Join us for a Saturday daytime workshop where we are taking an intensive look at sausage-making - a full hands-on experience from meat in their primal cuts, to the seasoning, to the stuffing. In the first part of the class, you will focus on making 3 different kinds of sausage, giving you ample time to practice, practice, practice! The second part of the class will be spent learning to cook the sausages in different ways, as well as making various accompanying dishes. This is a FEAST and when you leave, there will be no questions in your mind as to what is involved in making sausage! Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
*SPECIAL JUNE PRICING*
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $76/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Has CANCER affected you or someone you love? Relay for Life is where all Ann Arbor residents, friends and families impacted by cancer can celebrate cancer survivorship, remember loved ones lost and fight back against cancer. Each participant fundraises throughout the year, and the money goes to support the activities of the American Cancer Society, including patient support, raising awareness, educating, and cancer research.
Everyone is welcome to attend for all or part of the 24-hour family-friendly event. Entertainment offered throughout the day, including live bands, DJ music, kid's activities, walking laps, and ceremonies (10am, 2pm, 9:30pm). Special lap and brunch for cancer survivors around 10:30 am. Teams will do a variety of creative, on-site fundraisers, so having a few dollars might be useful. Walk for someone you love, someone you know, if you have heard the words, "You have cancer," or if you never want to.
Community Park on the Campus of Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Dr. Free. Donation. 248-663-3481. Alex.Garnepudi@cancer.org relayforlife.org/annarbormi [map]
Lower Huron Metropark contains 1,258 acres of mature woodlands, grassy meadows, and the winding path of the Huron River. Join us as we experience the natural beauty and learn about the ecology in one of metro Detroit's system of metroparks. HRWC staff member and Watershed Ecologist Kris Olsson will lead the guided walk through Lower Huron Metropark.
10 a.m., Lower Huron Metro Park, Paw Paw Nature Trail, Belleville, MI. Free. 769-5123, ext. 612.
Matt Banks shows how to cook beef brisket and pork shoulder on a Big Green Egg Smoker and offers taste samples. Q&A.
10 a.m.-noon, DH&G, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]
June 22 & 23. A weekend of historical reenactments, featuring a blacksmith festival, a Civil War encampment, and more. Also, guided tours of the 10-room farmhouse. On Sunday, activities to celebrate Log Cabin Day.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (June 23) & noon-5 p.m. (June 24), Waterloo Area Farm Museum, 9998 Waterloo-Munith Rd. (left off Clear Lake Rd. 5 miles north from I-94 exit 153), Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. $5 (kids 5-12, $2; kids age 4 & under and members, free). (517) 596-2254. [map]
All invited to shoot around barricades at targets in a simulated self-defense scenario. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $20 per round ($10 per additional round). 429-9561. [map]
Oral historian Larry Martin gives a presentation that includes memorabilia on display and interviews with WWII survivors. Q&A. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. June 15: Part 1 of a recorded interview with Eugene Bleil, a survivor of the Bataan Death March, a 65-mile march by 75,000 American and Filipino soldiers who surrendered to the Japanese on April 9, 1942. June 22: Part 2 of a recorded interview with Eugene Bleil (see above). Aug. 24: A recorded interview with Alexander Jefferson, a veteran Tuskegee Airman who flew 18 combat missions in the P-51 fighter plane before being shot down over Toulon, France and sent to Stalag Luft 3 in Poland as a POW.
10 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine St., Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
Family-oriented day of games and activities, live entertainment, a bake sale, and more. Concessions and door prizes. Proceeds benefit the Joel Cleary-Lusk Children's Educational Fund.
10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Fun Day Rentals LLC, 13003 Island Lake Rd. (east of Werkner between Stofer & Riker), Dexter Twp. $10 (kids, $5; family, $25) admission. 368-0744. [map]
Programs presented by Hudson Mills naturalist Mark Irish.
June 22 (11 a.m.): "No Child Left Inside: Amazing Amphibians." Display and discussion of live specimens of frogs, toads, and salamanders, followed by a hike to a pond to look for amphibians in their natural habitat. Geared toward young audiences; parents welcome.
July 13 (11 a.m.): "Kids Insect Hunt." Kids ages 2-10 invited to look for and learn about some of the insects that inhabit Hudson Mills. July 14 (1-3 p.m.): "Fishing Fun." All kids invited to try their hand at fishing.
July 28 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.): "A Dog Day of Summer." All invited to bring their dog for training clinics, herding demos, doggie contests, tips from local vets, and more. $3 (dogs free).
Aug. 3 (1 p.m.): "Kids in the Creek." Kids invited to collect and observe some of the large and small inhabitants of the Huron River ecosystem. Wear boots and be prepared to get wet feet.
Aug. 10 (7:45 a.m., meet at the Dexter-Huron Metropark parking lot near the tollbooth, Huron River Dr. about 1/2 mile east of Mast Rd.): "Huron River Clean-Up." All invited to help clean up the Huron River by canoe. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch provided. FREE.
Aug. 24 (8 p.m.): "Bats in the Night Sky." Indoor talk about bats followed by a trek outside to look for bats living in the park.
Various times, park activity center (for fishing events, meet at the Rapids View area), 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $3 unless otherwise noted. Preregistration required. For all fishing events, tackle (including poles) and bait provided, or bring your own. $5 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute interactive demo exploring how whales have adapted to thrive underwater by comparing archaic to modern whales. Geared toward adults and kids age 5 & up.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
Guided tour of area land that has a connection to the River Raisin. Also, info about LLC's efforts to protect nature and farmland. Lunch. Note: This event usually sells out.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., leave from Cranbrook Village Shopping Center, 970 W. Eisenhower. $20. Reservations required. email@example.com, 302-5263. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows. The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky. Cosmic Colors (Sat. 12:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum that explores the reasons for color, the nature of X-rays, and more. Stars to Starfish (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of the universe of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.
11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m., Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
Beer, food vendors, kids games, tug-of-war between elected officials (tentative), and face painting. Also, music spun by a DJ. LGBT people and their friends and families invited. Bring a picnic lunch, if you wish.
Noon-3 p.m., Allmendinger Park, Pauline at Fifth St. Free. 972-0477.
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]
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.
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]
Programs presented by Hudson Mills naturalist Mark Irish.
Apr. 27 (11 a.m.): "Live! Birds of Prey." Howell Nature Center representatives present a program on birds of prey that includes displays of live hawks, owls, falcons, and vultures. $5 (kids, $3).
May 12 (1 p.m.): "Mother's Day Wildflower Walk." A hike to look for spring wildflowers.
May 18 (7:30 a.m.): "Bird Hike." A hike to look for birds in a variety of habitats. Bring binoculars and a field guide.
June 22 (11 a.m.): "No Child Left Inside: Amazing Amphibians." Discussion and display of live specimens of frogs, toads, and salamanders, followed by a hike to a pond to look for amphibians in their natural habitat. Geared toward young audiences; parents welcome. $3 per child.
Various times, park activity center (for fishing event, meet at the Rapids View Area), 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $3 (except as noted). Preregistration required. Moms free for Wildflower Walk. $5 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]
These veteran mystery writers are on hand to sign copies of their new books. Kris Montee and Kelly Nichols, the sisters who write under the PJ Parrish pen name, sign Heart of Ice, a mystery set partially on Mackinac Island, and Chicago crime writer Harvey's The Innocence Game is a suspenseful tale set in Chicago, where 3 Northwestern journalism grad students attempt to solve a 14-year-old murder.
1 p.m., Aunt Agatha's, 213 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-1114. [map]
The ARRL (Amateur Radio Relay League) Field Day is the single most popular on-the air event held annually in the USA and Canada. It's not only a hobby for men and women of all ages, licensed and trained amateur radio operators are often key communicators in major emergencies and perform vital community communications services. Please come by the Chelsea Palmer lot, 222 S. Main, on Saturday June 22, 2pm through Sunday June 23, noon, to check it out. For more information, contact Jeff Cowall, KN8A, Chelsea Amateur Radio Club Trustee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chelsea Palmer Lot, 222 S. Main Street, Chelsea. Free. 734-475-2424. email@example.com [map]
Come create a fantastical wonderland of clay with guest artist Lavinia Hanachiuc at the FLY Studio! Experience hand-building with clay with this amazing artist, and channel a bit of her creativity..We will be making gnomes, and gnome-homes! Students will leave with finished works crafted from a self-hardening clay. Classes are suitable for students ages 5 and up. Register at www.flyartcenter.org to secure your spot!
FLY Children's Art Center Studio, 40 N. Huron Street, Ypsilanti. $20. firstname.lastname@example.org flyartcenter.org [map]
2-2:30 p.m., Kip Barry's Performing Arts Center, 325 Braun Ct. Free. 769-2787. [map]
All invited to participate in (or just watch) this annual 24-hour contest that helps amateur radio operators prepare for emergencies and develop radio communication skills. A chance to meet experts, ask questions, and even operate the station, under supervision.
2 p.m. June 22-2 p.m. June 23, Domino's Farms, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr. (off Earhart Rd. north of Plymouth Rd.). Free. email@example.com or arrl.org/field-day. [map]
This 2-year-old club plays baseball using 1860s-era rules against similar teams from around the state.
June 9: Chelsea Monitors. This game is part of Civil War Days (see listing).
June 22: Detroit Early Risers.
June 30: Bay City Independents.
Aug. 10: Royal Oak Wahoos. This game is part of Dexter Daze (see listing).
Aug. 18: Rochester Grangers.
Aug. 25: Detroit Early Risers.
Sept. 8: Northville Eclipse.
Sept. 29: Mt. Clemens Regulars.
Note: The team also plays a game at the Festival of St. Joseph Church on July 21 (see listing).
2 p.m., Gordon Hall, Dexter-Pinckney Rd. at Island Lake Rd., Dexter. Free. Facebook.com/unionbbc.
A family-oriented afternoon of water games and contests. Prizes.
2-4 p.m., Fuller Pool, 1519 Fuller Rd. $5 (youths age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & older, $4). 794-6236. [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]
Overnight camping with a family-oriented program featuring campfires, sing-alongs, storytelling, and nature hikes, including a night hike and an early morning bird walk. Hot dog & veggie dog dinner, pancake breakfast. Bring your own tent and sleeping bags if you have them; some available to borrow.
4 p.m.-10 a.m.., Leslie, 1831 Traver Rd. $50 per family. Preregistration required. 997-1553. [map]
(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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
(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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [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: Third Coast Kings (9:30 p.m.), a local 8-piece band that plays deep horn-driven retro funk. Opening acts are Great American songbook cello-guitar duo Cello-Bella (5 p.m.), Ann Arbor American roots music singer-songwriter Dave Boutette (6 p.m.), the acoustic Americana folk trio Dick Siegel & the Brandos (7 p.m.), and The Lucas Paul Band (8 p.m.), a local pop-rock quartet led by singer-songwriter Paul. The musicians are followed at 11 p.m. by dancing to music spun by DJ Michael Dykehouse (age 21 & over only). Also, a hands-on instruction in capoeira (5 p.m., Alumni Center lawn). 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.
Every Thurs. & Sat. 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.
June 20, 21, & 22 (different programs). Various writers read from their work at different restaurants and bars. Signings. Tonight: readings at Literati Bookstore (6-7 p.m., 124 E. Washington) by local poets Angel Nafis, Gahl Liberzon, Aimee Le, Fiona Chamness, Carlina Duan, and Haley Patail; at Bill's Beer Garden (7:30-8:30 p.m., 218 S. Ashley) by nationally acclaimed poet Jessica Care Moore and local award-winning poet Jeff Kass; and at Aventura (9-10 p.m., 212 E. Washington) by 2013 Pushcart Prize-winning poet Scott Beal, U-M poetry slam slam master Alex Pan, and others.
6-10 p.m., various downtown locations. Free admission. 764-3166.
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.
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 blackbirdtheatre.com and at the gate. After June 8: tickets $20 (students, $15). 332-3848.
Talented regional high school vocalists perform songs from Broadway and Hollywood musicals and the Tin Pan Alley era in an effort to win one of 10 spots in a national competition to sing in NYC with the renowned singer-pianist Michael Feinstein.
7 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
(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 michtheater.org or call 668-TIME. [map]
Reuven AnafShalom, Ed Vincent, and Marlin Whitaker call to live music by a band TBA. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a beginner lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $10 (members, $9; students, $5). 786-8380. [map]
June 22 & 23. Founded in 2002, this Montreal-based contemporary circus company is known for its dazzling, urban daredevilry that seamlessly fuses dance, circus arts, acrobatics, and theater. The troupe's name translates to "the seven fingers of the hand" and refers to its seven highly skilled founding members who work in unison like the digits of a hand. Tonight's show, Sequence 8, features traditional displays of circus skills, including aerial hoops, rings, Russian bar, juggling, trapeze, and Chinese acrobatics, along with dance theater and comic skits, in order to depict and explore the performers' (who now number 8) process of work, the role of feelings such as camaraderie and jealousy in binding them together, and their relationship with the audience. The show's music includes an original score by composer Seth Stachowski as well as songs by Ben Harper and the Squirrel Nut Zippers.
8 p.m. (June 22) & 5 p.m. (June 23), Power Center. $25-$45 (kids, $10) in advance at the Michigan League, a2sf.org, and by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
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]
Every Sat. A variety show with singers, fire breathers, and other performers TBA.
8-9:30 p.m., Kip Barry's Performing Arts Center, 325 Braun Ct. Cost TBA. 769-2787. [map]
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]
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]