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Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 29, 2013






 
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 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Junior High Skills Camp: Eastern Michigan Women's Basketball.

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The Junior High Skills Camp is designed for the middle school student-athlete who wants to improve their skills during the off-season. Campers will learn the basics of Coach Verdi's system and philosophies of the game. Emphasis will be placed on developing intermediate skills by position, both offensively and defensively. All members of the EMU coaching staff will be on hand, in addition to current EMU student athletes.
This all day camp includes a lunch and is open to any and all girls entering 6th-8th grade in 2013.
We hope you can join us!
Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt Rd, Ypsilanti. $50. 734-487-0481. emu_wbb@emich.edu http://emueagles.com/news/2013/3/22/WBB_0322131116.aspx?path=wbball [map]

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 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Kids Day: White Lotus Farms.

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All kids, accompanied by a parent, invited for face painting, crafts, and a petting zoo.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., White Lotus Farms, 7217 W. Liberty. Free. kat@whitelotusfarms.com, 474-6430. [map]

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 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Annual Barn Sale and Festival: Dixboro General Store.

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June 28-30. This charming country store housed in an old farmhouse opens its historic barns for this festival, which includes daily performances by a band TBA. Refreshments.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. (June 28 & 29) & 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (June 30), Dixboro General Store, 5206 Plymouth Rd., just east of Dixboro Rd. Free admission. 663-5558. [map]

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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Design Build Workshop: Forward Design Build.

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The idea of building a one-of-a-kind custom home can be intimidating. It's difficult to determine where to start and even more so, what company should you trust to turn your dreams into reality.
At this workshop, you will learn what to expect from the custom home building process and the benefits of the Design Build approach versus competitive bidding. This also gives you the opportunity to meet and interact with an experienced team of home building professionals.
We will focus on:
ˇ Prioritizing before starting the custom home process
ˇ How to interview and select the right design build team
ˇ Planning your home's floor plan, exterior and a strategy for interior design
ˇ Step-by-step guide of the custom home building process
Smooth, stress-free construction is all about preparation. The Design Build process will help you take control of your custom home and budget and ensure a positive experience from design through construction.
Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor, 179 Little Lake Dr. Free. 734.761.8403. andrea@planforward.net http://designbuildworkshop.blogspot.com [map]

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 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Laser-cut Acrylic Book with Coptic Style Binding, pts. 1 & 2: Boundedition Book Arts Studio.

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Join Barbara Brown and Laura Earle in designing covers to be shaped and or engraved using a Laser cutter. Participants will also sew the book to achieve a series of exposed chain links running across the spine, with the end result being an attractive book with a custom, see-thru cover. Pre-registration required. Register at boundedition.com.
Boundedition Book Arts Studio, 3765 Plaza Drive. $125. (734) 545-8785. boundedition.com [map]

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 10-10:40 a.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All parents invited to bring their kids, from infants to 5-year-olds, for a program of music and dancing presented by Kindermusik teacher Denise Owens.
10-10:40 a.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]

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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"In the Pink Garden Walk": Saline Stone & Thistle Garden Club.

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Guided tours of many local gardens.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., various locations. Tickets & maps $8 in advance in Ann Arbor at Downtown Home & Garden, in Saline at Pineapple House, Cobblestone Rose, Maureen's Design, Saline Flowerland, Nature's Garden Center, and the Saline Farmers Market; $10 on the day of the show. 994-7455.

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 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]

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 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Come and Play the Acorn Way": Acorn Glen Cooperative Preschool.

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Indoor and outdoor activities and refreshments for toddlers and preschool-aged kids, accompanied by a parent. Siblings and friends welcome. Note: The June 15 event has been canceled.
10:30 a.m.-noon, Acorn Glen Cooperative Preschool, 1547 Miller. Free. 585-5555. [map]

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On June 9, 2013, Danielle Cassetta wrote:
Hello Everyone,

Unfortunately, our newest addition to the Acorn Glen family, Theodore, has experienced an unexpectedly rocky first couple of days and is still in the NICU for hypoglycemia. We are assured he will be just fine, but needs a little extra care in the next few days to keep him feeling well. Because we don't know exactly when we will be coming home, and want to make sure his first couple of days are calm and uneventful, we will be canceling the playgroup that was scheduled for Saturday June 15th.

We hope to see you on the 29th and cannot wait to start our twice weekly summer playgroups then!

Until then, happy playing!

Danielle Cassetta

Acorn Glen Cooperative Preschool


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Storytime: Literati Bookstore.

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Every Sat. 15-minute story time geared toward very young children.
11 a.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]

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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Storytime: Nicola's Books.

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Every Sat. An experienced storyteller spins yarns for kids age 7 & under.
11 a.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

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 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Evolution of Whales": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. (except Dec. 20-Jan. 4). 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]

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 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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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]

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 Noon-11 p.m. 

62nd Annual Summer Carnival: Ann Arbor Jaycees.

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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]

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 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]

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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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 2-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Family Magic Extravaganza: Kip Barry's Performing Arts Center.

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Family-friendly magic show by Kip.
2-2:30 p.m., Kip Barry's Performing Arts Center, 325 Braun Ct. Free. 769-2787. [map]

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 2 p.m. 

Kids' Yoga Workshops: Sunshine Harmony.

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Through music, story-telling and interactive games, your children will explore how yoga poses can help them quiet their minds, get in touch with their feelings as well as strengthen their focus, coordination and balance.
Pre-registration required; email sharon@sunshine harmony.com Sorry, no drop-ins.
Tree of Life Cultural Arts Studio, 6065 Sibley Road, Chelsea. $15 for first child $10 for each additional sibling. sharon@sunshineharmony.com www.sunshineharmony.com [map]

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 2 p.m. 

LASER Cutter Workshop: All Hands Active.

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Learn how to cut & etch with a LASER this Saturday!
Cost: We ask for $10 to $15 for this class.
What does all this wonderful time and money get you?
- Basic instruction on how to use the laser cutter
- 1 hour (in addition / after class time) of use on the laser cutter, with the ability to pay for more time ($10 p/hour for members, $12 p/hour for non members)
- Satisfaction in helping create a fund to maintain, repair, upgrade the laser cutter!
Basic class plans:
- Basic image editing and generation
- Difference between raster and vector
- Pre cut flight check
- How to size your document
- Laser cutter set up and lock/unlock
- Power settings and configurations
- Cleaning the bed
- Basic trouble shooting
- Acceptable materials
- Post cut flight check
FYI: This class is limited to just 8 people. PREREGISTER at http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/ now to guarantee your spot!
This class repeats every fourth Saturday of the month!
All Hands Active, 525 E. Liberty St. Donation. $10 to $15. (734) 707-8242. joshdont@gmail.com http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/ [map]

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 2 p.m. 

Wax Photo Collage: FLY Children's Art Center.

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Come make a wax photo collage! Photographs, paper scraps, and small objects can be layered together using wax to make a unique multi-level collage. Join artist Christine Bruxvoort as she shows you a variety of techniques for applying wax to photography to make a unique artwork. Bring in your own photos and objects or borrow from our stash of goodies! Students ages 6 to adult are welcome! Register at flyartcenter.org to secure your space!
FLY Children's Art Center Studio, 40 N. Huron Street, Ypsilanti. $10. info@flyartcenter.org flyartcenter.org [map]

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 2 & 8 p.m.  Free! 

"The Play's the Thing": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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June 28 & 29 (different programs). Local actors read new works by local playwrights. Followed by audience feedback.
8 p.m. (June 28 & 29) & 2 p.m. (June 29), A2CT Studio Theater, 322 W. Ann. Free. 971-2228. [map]

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 2:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. Jugglers of all skill levels invited for informal practice. Indoor location TBA in case of inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. 761-1115.

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 3 & 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 purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]

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 3 & 8 p.m. 

"The UFO Show"--canceled.: Emergent Arts.

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This event has been canceled.
8 p.m. (June 27-29), 3 p.m. (June 29), & 2 p.m. (June 30), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $16 (students & seniors, $12). emergentarts.com, 985-0875. [map]

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 4:30, 7, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Much Ado About Nothing": Michigan Theater.

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(Joss Whedon, 2012). A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's sharp-tongued comedy.
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, michtheater.org. [map]

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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: Orquesta RITMO (9:30 p.m.), a Michigan-based 11-piece salsa orchestra formed in the 1970s by Cuban band leader Mike Eyia. Opening acts are the young Detroit singer-songwriter Olivia Millerschin (5 p.m.), the Chicago-based folk-rock singer-songwriter-pianist Diana Lawrence (6 p.m.), vintage Django Reinhardt-style acoustic swing by the Joe Summers Gypsy Jazz Trio (7 p.m.), and Tumbao Bravo (8 p.m.), a local septet, led by saxophonist and flutist Paul VornHagen and percussionist Alberto Nacif, that plays Cuban jazz standards and originals. The musicians are followed at 11 p.m. by dancing to music spun by DJ Chill Will (age 21 & over only). Also, a world dance workout (5 p.m., Alumni Center lawn) and "Superhero" (9:45-11:45 p.m., June 28-30), an interactive experience that transforms participants into superheroes by using cameras and software to project them onto the façade of the Burton Memorial Tower. 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 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), modern constructed (Thurs.), standard constructed (Fri.), and booster draft (Sun.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Sun.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]

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 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Arrows Away": Waterloo Recreation Area.

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

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 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 blackbirdtheatre.com and at the gate. After June 8: tickets $20 (students, $15). 332-3848.

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 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Dobie Maxwell: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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June 28 & 29. This veteran Milwaukee-bred comic is an explosively animated performer who specializes in cartoonish tales of the myriad misfortunes that have beset him since he was abandoned as a young child by his biker parents. 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. 

Shahida Nurullah: Kerrytown Concert House Jazz Master Series.

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This Detroit Jazz vocalist performs with the local Dobbins-Krahnke-Weed Trio of pianist Tad Weed, bassist Kurt Krahnke, and drummer Sean Dobbins.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

Snap Judgment: Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Live taping of this popular weekly NPR program-hosted by Michigan native Glynn Washington-whose raw, intimate, and musical brand of storytelling features a variety of people forced to make life-changing decisions in a matter of moments. Stories range from an American man who escaped from kidnappers in southern China, to a hitchhiking couple who survived a multi-day road trip with serial killers. The fastest growing show on NPR, it began airing in 2010 after Washington won the Public Radio Talent Quest.
8 p.m., Power Center. $25-$40 in advance at the Michigan League, a2sf.org, and by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

The Vespers: The Ark.

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Young Nashville Americana quartet made up of a pair of sisters (Callie and Phoebe Cryar) and a pair of brothers (Bruno and Taylor Jones) whose music fuses driving rock rhythms with bluegrass-flavored instrumentation and vocal harmonies.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), the ark, org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

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 8-9:30 p.m. 

"21st-Century Vaudeville": Kip Barry's Performing Arts Center.

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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]

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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 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]

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 9:30 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]

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