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. email@example.com www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
Eco Friendly Architecture with Minecraft
Date: Monday -Friday, June 24-28, 2013
Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Ann Arbor Learning Community- map
**Early Registration, Save $100 through April 30, 2013 Cost: $450.
Register Online: www.itdaycamp.com
Course Description: Ecological Architectural Concepts are the focus in this hands on series. This course is sponsored by local Developer, Community Builders LLC, that provides real plans for Eco Friendly Architecture. Throughout the course, the plans are studied and prepared for the world of Minecraft. First as a group we sketch our own version of the Eco Friendly buildings, noting the features that make them Eco Friendly. The buildings must show sustainability and functionality. Instructors use the Minecraft game to engage young developers and make creations that are ultimately teaching the base concepts in Eco Friendly Architecture.
Ann Arbor Learning Community, 3980 Research Park Dr Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $450/per 5-day course. 734-646-0251. firstname.lastname@example.org www.itdaycamp.com [map]
Every Thurs. Moderate-paced ride, 25-50 miles, along the less traveled roads of scenic Jackson County.
9 a.m., meet at Cavanaugh Lake Park, Cavanaugh Lake Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, 3.2 miles west of Chelsea. Free. 994-5908. [map]
Every Thurs. except Dec. 26. Activities, primarily for seniors, begin at 10 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($4), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar. An 11 a.m. Current Events discussion group led by Heather Dombey is followed at noon by a homemade dairy lunch ($3) and at 1 p.m. by a cultural or educational program.
Dec. 5: Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor community engagement director Ilana Baden and a group of teens from Nahalal, Israel, discuss the teens experiences as exchange students from the JCC sister city.
Dec. 12: U-M film studies professor emeritus Ira Konigsberg discusses "The Genius of Charlie Chaplin."
Dec. 19: Local clinical social worker Anita Rubin-Meiller discusses "Healing Through Compassionate Life."
Jan 2: TBA.
Jan. 9: JCC staff member Sue Adler introduces her dog, Zoey the Therapy Dog, who entertains with tricks and some cuddles.
Jan. 16: Panel discussion with Chabad House rabbi Alter Goldstein, Beth Israel Congregation rabbi Robert Dobrusin, and Temple Beth Emeth rabbi Robert Levy on "Religious Practice in the Public Sphere."
Jan. 23: Local artist David Zinn discusses his work.
Jan. 30: Ben Kessler directs the Hebrew Day School Klez Kids band in a program of klezmer classics.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]
Chelsea Center for the Arts instructor Tara Vesprini leads kids ages 3-5 (accompanied by a parent) in a program on singing, chanting, movement, and playing instruments.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [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.
Stories and crafts for kids entering grades 2-6. June 27: "Lost Under the Ash!" Info about Pompeii and a chance to make a replica of an ancient Roman artifact. July 11: "Home, Sweet Home!" A chance to make a door hanging. July 18: "Pirate's Treasure." A pirate story, a treasure hunt, and a chance to make a treasure chest. Dress as a pirate, if you wish. July 25: "A Key to the Garden." Storytime and a garden craft.
11 a.m.-noon & 2-3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]
Every Thurs. (except July 4 & 18), June 6-Aug. 29. Musical entertainment by local and area performers.
June 6: Martha Reeves & the Vandellas. Fronted by Reeves' magnificent gospel-inspired vocals, the Vandellas were one of the great early Motown groups, with durably popular hits like "Dancing in the Streets," "(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave," and "Nowhere to Run."
June 13 (in the Michigan Theater): Darren Criss. Pop-rock band led by this singer-songwriter, a U-M grad who's best known as one of the stars of the Emmy-winning hit TV show Glee. Opening act is Theo Katzman, a local self-styled "indie soul" singer-songwriter best known as the former guitarist in My Dear Disco.
June 20: Family of the Year. L.A.-based indie pop-rock quintet known for its Beach Boys-inspired male-female vocal harmonies, clever arrangements, and infectiously hummable tunes.
June 27: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Detroit indie electronic-pop duo whose fans include Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
a local introspective folk-rock singer-songwriter.
July 11: Luke Winslow-King. Cadillac-bred Americana singer-songwriter and guitarist who currently lives in New Orleans. His Old/New Baby was named a Top 10 Album of 2009 in the American Songwriter magazine editors poll, and OffBeat magazine says it "captures the allure of a speakeasy, the swagger of old Dixie, and the simple good-time charm of Western swing." He has a brand-new CD, The Coming Tide.
July 25: Brett Dennen. Popular young folk-rock singer-songwriter from central California whose songs on a range of social and personal themes blend the lithe, vaguely melancholy melodicism of Paul Simon and James Taylor with Dylanesque verbal pirouettes. Opening act is Dan Henig, a local introspective folk-rock singer-songwriter.
Aug. 1: The Ragbirds. Inventive local country-rock band, fronted by singer-songwriter Erin Zindle, whose music mixes in elements of world music, groove rock, and edgy pop, using a diverse mix of instruments, including violin, mandolin, banjo, accordion, acoustic guitar, and percussion styles from around the world, as well as the old-fashioned drum kit.
Aug. 8: Laith Al-Saadi Trio. Soulful rock and blues covers and originals by a trio led by award-winning local singer-guitarist Al-Saadi. With bassist David Stearns and drummer Griffin Bastian.
Aug. 15: Greensky Bluegrass. Kalamazoo bluegrass band that won the 2006 Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition.
Aug. 22: Kopecky Family Band. Nashville-based pop-rock quintet that recently released Kids Raising Kids, a debut CD that allmusic.com reviewer Steve Leggett describes as "a cross between California pop and British Invasion, with a hefty dose of Byrdsian folk-rock guitars." Opening act is Lansing singer-songwriter Kate Peterson.
Aug. 29: George Bedard & the Kingpins. Superfine honky-tonk dance tunes from swing to vintage blues, country, rockabilly, and early rock 'n' roll classics, with some memorable originals penned by guitar genius Bedard. With drummer Rich Dishman and bassist Randy Tessier. Bedard has a brand-new live CD, Further On, that's highlighted by a show-stopping rendition of "Hawaiian Boogie."
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Liberty Plaza, E. Liberty at S. Division. Free. 214-0109.
HARC will be recognizing National HIV Testing Day with an HIV Testing Tour at three locations throughout the day in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. With support from the Michigan Department of Public Health and Alere, HARC will be on-site with their mobile outreach vehicle to offer free and confidential HIV testing, counseling and education about current treatment and prevention options. With the use of rapid testing, results will be available within 20 minutes of testing!
Times and locations:
Noon, Maple Village Pharmacy (325 N. Maple Rd.); 2:30-4:30 p.m., Walgreens, (2170 Washtenaw, Ypsilanti); 5-8 p.m., Harmony House Motel (615 E. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti).
Various times and locations, (see above). Free. 734-572-9355. email@example.com www.hivaidsresource.org
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]
Pittsfield Township Farmers Market opens on June 13th (2:00 - 7:00) and is located at the Township Hall (corner of Platt and Michigan, with East-West access from Bemis).
Please "Like" Pittsfield Township (www.facebook.com/pages/Pittsfield-Charter-Township/115908818493 ) on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/PittsfieldTwp).
More details at: http://www.pittsfield-mi.gov/
June 13th - Make a kite to fly with your Dad and musical entertainer Kevin DeVine.
June 20th - Pittsfield Fire Safety, including fireworks safety.
June 27th - Healthy Cooking Demonstration
No Market on July 4th
July 11th - Pittsfield DPS Bike Safety
July 18th - Ann Arbor District Library Story Time
July 25th - Pittsfield Parks and Rec "Fun with Beans" and musical entertainer Kevin Devine.
August 1st - Saline Fiddlers.
August 8th - Pittsfield Park and Rec Scavenger Hunt.
August 15th - Saline District Library Story Time
Pittsfield Township Hall, 6201 W. Michigan Avenue. Free admission. 734-822-3135. firstname.lastname@example.org www.pittsfield-mi-gov [map]
All kids in grades K-5 invited to use household items to make a launcher that can send small pom-poms flying. Materials provided.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
All kids ages 6-11 invited to read for 15-minutes or more to an adult or teen volunteer trained to encourage young readers.
3:30-5 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
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 26-30. Carnival games and rides. Concessions.
4-11 p.m. (June 26-28), noon-11 p.m. (June 29), & noon-9 p.m. (June 30), Pioneer High School parking lot, 601 W. Stadium at S. Main. Free admission ($20 for rides wristband; small charge for individual game & ride tickets); $5 minimum purchase for admittance after 9 p.m. a2jaycees.org/carnival, 531-9626. [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]
(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]
Free HIV testing is available at S3 Safe Sex Store every Thursday until 8:30 p.m.
Testing is performed by HARC staff.
Walk-ins welcome, or call to schedule an appointment. Test takes approximately 20 minutes.
S3 Safe Sex Store, 1209 South University. Free. 734-741-1434. email@example.com www.s3safesexstore.com [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: Wild Belle (8:30 p.m.), the indie-rock sibling duo of Natalie and Elliot Bergman-frontman of the local band NOMO-whose sound is a blend of reggae, soul, and jazz influences. Opening acts are the Detroit folk-rock singer-songwriter Billy Brandt (5 p.m.), the veteran Detroit pop-punk singer-songwriter Carolyn Striho (6 p.m), and Hullabaloo (7 p.m.), a local ska and 80s-style pop quintet. The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by The Hunger Games, Gary Ross's 2012 adaptation of Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel about child gladiators. 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.
AACC faculty members Martin Torch-Ishii, Daniel Thomas, Ken Ishii, and Andrea Yun are joined by 18 cello students ages 10-64 to present a program of ensemble music ranging from Renaissance to rock.
5:30 p.m., Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard. Free. 219-5222. [map]
Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m., Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]
Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Sun. & Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Fri.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Fri.).
1 p.m. (Sun.) & 6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Fri., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
June 6, 13, 20, & 27 Performances by nationally touring stand-up comics.
June 6: Norm Stulz. Veteran Detroit stand-up comic who specializes in funny tales about raising 3 kids and other aspects of family life.
June 13: : Mike Green. This popular comic, winner of the 2004 Michigan Comedy Survivor competition, performs with a nervous energy that regularly explodes into bizarre observations and goofy enlightenments about jumping rope, talking sirens, bar codes, and other pointless things you've never stopped to think about. "If you liked the kid in the lunchroom who made you spit milk out your nose, you'll love Mike Green," says the Detroit Free Press.
June 20: Tim Walkoe. This popular Chicago comic, a grand prize winner on ABC's America's Funniest People, mixes song parodies with a rapid-fire series of one-liners, jokes, and topical observations.
June 27: Mike Bobbitt. Veteran Detroit monologuist whose comedy blends an edgy punk-rock energy with a nerdy point of view.
6:30-8 p.m., Katie's Corner, CDL lawn (held indoors in case of rain), 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
Every Thurs. (except July 4, June 6-Aug. 15.Musical entertainment on 9 stages downtown, as well as Three Generations Entertainment with balloons and other activities for kids. The weekly musical program also includes an open mike stage. Also, Spontaneous Art interactive performance artists, a juried sculpture walk, and food vendors. The music is followed at dusk by "SRSLY Cinema," screenings of teen-friendly movies at the Clocktower Commons.
June 6: The local country-rock trio Cold Tone Harvest, the Chelsea bluegrass and traditional American string quartet North Creek Fiddlers, the Ann Arbor American roots music singer-songwriter Dave Boutette, local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps, the Howell country quartet William Shadrick & the Modern Day Drifters, the local blues band The Bluescasters, the singer-piano duo Pianos on Fire, the pop & lock dancer Poppet, the interactive performance art ensemble Spontaneous Art, and Eric the Juggler.
June 13: The Chelsea bluegrass and traditional American string quartet North Creek Fiddlers, Detroit acoustic country-pop singer-singer Kari Holmes, the local blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock band Dorkestra, the Lansing acoustic classic rock and blues duo Fighting Unlucky, the classy Detroit neo-honkytonk quartet The Whiskey Charmers, the young Chelsea classic rock cover band The Tritones, and Dee Dee the Clown. Followed by Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
June 20: The rockabilly band Los Dingos del Norte, acoustic pop-folk singer-songwriter Mitchell Curley, the Manchester Cajun & Creole quintet Creole du Nord, the Chelsea alternative rock band Liquid Plasma, the Detroit pop-rock quintet Anthony Lai Band, the Michigan Academy of Dance & Music (Dexter) dance troupe, and Eric the Juggler. Followed by City of Ember.
June 27: The South Lyon acoustic country-rock trio Seven Bridges, the acoustic indie pop-folk band Human Cannonball, the jazz ensemble Blue Seven, the Ypsilanti rock quartet The View, the local indie groove-rock Jake Prince Trio, the Hillsdale-Abilene guitar-and-saxophone jazz-bluegrass fusion The Duo Project, and Dee Dee the Clown. Followed by Madagascar.
July 11: Local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps, the Dundee acoustic rock duo Last Exit, the Howell pop-rock singer-songwriter Mike Vial, Ann Arbor indie rock ensemble The Sarah Swanson Band, the acoustic pop band CrossBow & the Roadshow, Detroit acoustic country-pop singer-singer Kari Holmes, the modern tap dance ensemble Bang the Floor, and A2 Magic magician Jeff Wawrzaszek. Followed by The Brady Bunch Movie.
July 18: The singer-piano duo Pianos on Fire, the jazz-inflected Christian pop-folk ensemble From Grace, the country-pop duo Mikhaila & Will, the Detroit Celtic-rock quintet Bill Grogan's Goat, the local folk-rock Bob Skon Trio, the jazz vocal trio David C. Bloom & Friends, and Dee Dee the Clown. Followed by Thor.
July 25: The Chelsea High Celtic music ensemble Chelsea House Orchestra, the Detroit acoustic rock singer-songwriter Eli Adams, the popular local vintage jazz-inflected folk-rock quartet Appleseed Collective, the Ann Arbor self-styled "lounge-a-billy" band The Shelter Dogs, the classic rock band The Nomads, the local rock band Bulletproof Snow, the pop & lock dancer Poppet, and Eric the Juggler. Followed by Aquamarine.
Aug. 1: The Howell country quartet William Shadrick & the Modern Day Drifters, the South Lyon acoustic country-rock trio Seven Bridges, the Ann Arbor American roots music singer-songwriter Dave Boutette, the Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quintet Captain Ivory, the rock band Spin Cycle, the Chelsea rock 'n' roll band Coconut Radio, the local blues band The Bluescasters, and Dee Dee the Clown. Followed by The Croods.
Aug. 8: the versatile Ann Arbor acoustic jazz, swing, country, pop, and folk trio Isosceles, the Manchester Cajun & Creole quintet Creole du Nord, the Detroit acoustic rock singer-songwriter Eli Adams, Ann Arbor indie rock ensemble The Sarah Swanson Band, the local folksy Americana trio Washburn Gardner & Ebb Tide, the Chelsea bluegrass and traditional American string quartet North Creek Fiddlers, the southeast Michigan blues and classic rock quartet New Blues Street Project, and Dee Dee the Clown. Followed by Marley & Me: The Puppy Years.
Aug. 15: The veteran Ann Arbor Cuban jazz ensemble Trio Tumbao, the acoustic pop band CrossBow & the Roadshow, the acoustic blues and folk musician Ian Stewart, the jazz ensemble Blue Seven, the popular local vintage jazz-inflected folk-rock quartet Appleseed Collective, the local blues and blues-rock quintet blues band The Bluesmatics, Tree of Life Cultural Arts Studio dancers with the local blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock band Dorkestra, and A2 Magic magician Jeff Wawrzaszek. Followed by Avatar.
6:30-8:30 p.m., downtown Chelsea. Free. 475-1145, 433-2787.
Birth and the First Three Months: A Comprehensive Birth & Newborn Class: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.more >
Birth and the First Three Months: A Comprehensive Birth & Newborn Class: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.< less
In this highly rated childbirth and newborn class you will learn:
How to help labor go well and decrease the necessity for c-section and other interventions, including tips for how to do this with or without an epidural.
What contractions are like and how to work with them, opening your body and tapping into confidence, as well as tips for how to support and comfort laboring women.
What to expect and how to prepare for postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, and newborn care.
The early developmental tasks for babies, how to give your baby a strong start and build a deep bond and connection with them.
What adjustments you may face in your relationship with your spouse or partner, in your sexuality, and as an individual. Tips for enhancing the joy and meaning of parenthood while decreasing risk for postpartum depression.
Instructor: Deb Rhizal
Cost for the six-week series is $240.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $240. 734-769-6100. firstname.lastname@example.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
Monthly storytelling competition among local business people, who tell stories drawn from their experiences as entrepreneurs. This month's theme: "Fear: The Time I Conquered It." Also, local pop-folk and pop-rock singer-songwriter Abigail Stauffer performs 30-minute sets to open the program and during intermission.
6:45-9 p.m., Live, 102 S. First. $10. Preregistration requested at entreslam.com. 276-2736. [map]
June 3: Chiropractor Darren Schmidt on "Arteries & the Truth About Cholesterol."
June 12: Schmidt on "Food Freak Show: What's in Your Pantry?"
June 19: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "Parasites in You."
June 27: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Meal Ideas for the Month."
July 10: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Stress & Fatigue."
July 17: Chiropractor Darren Schmidt on "Lick the Sugar Habit."
July 20: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "Dining Out."
July 29: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "How to Fix Your Thyroid."
7 p.m., NHC, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [map]
June 27, 2013 7pm
Join us for an evening of funk, jazz, and R&B when this powerhouse quintet takes the stage.
The Crane Wives
July 27, 2013 7pm
Indie-folk featuring three part harmonies. The Crane Wives create organic, accessible, and innovative music.This Grand Rapids band features original tunes from quiet ballads to danceable grooves.
Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys
August 22, 2013 7pm
Fantastic roots music from America's Third Coast. Featuring swing jazz, progressive bluegrass, crisp vocals, and plenty of clever songwriting, the band's throwback sound weaves musical magic.
Or $25 for all 3 Black Box Summer Series performances
Doors and lobby-lounge open at 6 pm
Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N. Maumee St. Tecumseh, MI 49286, Tecumseh. $10 each or $25 for all three dynamic performances. 517.423.6617. email@example.com http://www.thetca.org [map]
Slow-paced 15-mile ride on mountain or wide-tired road bikes over the lightly traveled, hard dirt roads behind Domino's Farms.
7 p.m., meet at 2722 Georgetown Blvd. north off Plymouth Rd. Free. 995-5017, 668-7706, 663-5060.
Talk by local holistic health practitioner Linda Diane Feldt.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required at the co-op or at peoplesfood.coop/news_and_events/. 994-4589. [map]
Powerpoint presentation and panel discussion by several members of a local delegation of architects, urban planners, and interested citizens who visited Ann Arbor's sister city on the Neckar River in Germany last summer to learn about "Architecture and Sustainable Urban Development."
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [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.
Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dancing to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week.
7:30-10 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 395-4223. [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]
Alt-country quintet led by this Alabama singer-songwriter, a former member of the Drive-By Truckers whose acclaimed new CD, Southeastern, is a collection of searchingly introspective songs. Opening act is Widowspeak, the Brooklyn-based indie rock duo of vocalist Molly Hamilton and guitarist Robert Earl Thomas whose music is a dreamy, Western-tinged take on rock 'n' roll.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), the ark, org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [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]
(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]
June 27: Django (Sergio Corbucci, 1966). Western about a coffin-dragging gunslinger who enters a town caught between two feuding factions, the KKK and a gang of Mexican Bandits. Franco Nero.
July 11: Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1978). Disturbing experimental film about a couple who give birth to a deformed child.
Aug. 1: Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976). Deeply disturbing portrait of a crazed NYC cab driver slipping into delusion. Robert DeNiro, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster.
Aug. 15: Willow (Ron Howard, 1988). Sword-and-sorcery fantasy adventure.
Aug. 29: Trapped in the Closet (R. Kelly, 2007). Sing-along version of this musical drama, a so-called "hip-hopera," about one-night stand that sets off a chain of events that gradually reveals a greater web of lies, sex, and deceit. It is set to a score by R&B singer Kelly that features a single melodic theme with varying lyrics.
Sept. 5: Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, 1960). Classic suspense thriller set in a motel run by a peculiar mama's boy. Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh. 10 p.m. [aw]
10 p.m., Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). 668-TIME. [map]