Epic Races is proud to be the host of the 2013 Mideast Regional Championship. Each USAT region hosts a regional championship race. This race qualifies the top 33% or top 5 finishers in each age group for the USAT "Age Group" National Championship. Top finishers in the Age Group National Championship qualify for Team USA and will represent the United States at the Age Group World Championships.
There is no qualifying standard for our Mideast Regional Championship and all competitors/athletes are welcome and encouraged to participate. The more competitors that are in an age group, the more athletes who qualify for Age Group Nationals. If you qualify for Age Group Nationals will receive a special commemorative shirt telling the entire world that you qualified for Age Group Nationals.
Entry Limit: 500 participants~ register early!
Portage Lake - Waterloo Recreation Area, Pickney MI, 11500 Seymour Road, Grass Lake, MI 49240. $75.00-$135.00. firstname.lastname@example.org www.epicraces.com [map]
Triathletes compete in an Olympic-distance triathlon for the chance to go to the USA Triathlon National Championship. Also, an aquabike competition that includes a 1500-meter swim and a 40-km bike ride.
7:30 a.m., Portage Lake Beach, List Rd. at Seymour Rd., west off Mount Hope Rd. north from I-94 exit 150, Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. $97 (relay team, $135) plus a $12 fee for non-USAT members. $10 annual park pass required. 678-5045.
June 9 & 30 and July 14. A judged amateur riding event featuring kids and adults riding English, western, and halter styles. Concessions.
8 a.m.-about 7 p.m., Woodbine Farm, 9976 W. Liberty (east of M-52 between Parker & Guenther), Lima Twp. Free admission. spurhorseshow.com. [map]
May 11-12 Yoga for Girls and Women Ages 9 to 99
May 25-26 Yogic Way of Meditation - Tools and Techniques
June 8-9 Yoga Programs for Allergies, Asthma and Diabetes
June 29-30 Yoga for Anxiety and Depression
July 13-14 Holistic Yoga as a Way of Life
Cost: $179 up to a week early/$199 after that
For best results attend both Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning through afternoon workshops and classes. However registering for one day is an option, as well. No drop-ins sorry. For details please, visit www.YogaAndMeditation.com. Yoga Teachers get continuing education credit for attending. Pre-registration with payment is required. All programs and practices are tailored to meet participants' needs, goals, abilities and level of understanding. Beginners through advanced practitioners are welcome.
AIKIDO bldg., 1904 Federal Blvd. $59 (Sat.)/$135 (Sun). 734-665-7801. EmaStefanova@cs.com www.YogaAndMeditation.com [map]
Ema Stefanova is one of the most highly and uniquely trained and experienced yoga and meditation teachers in the nation. Her gentle style comes from her living and training in the world-renowned holistic and therapeutic Satyananda Yoga lineage and a lifetime of teaching. Ema has taught yoga since 1979 to over a hundred thousand students of all ages, including patients and staff in hospitals, businesses, schools, universities and U.S. government agencies. Ema has also trained and mentored yoga teachers of all levels worldwide, authored teacher manuals, yoga and meditation CDs/DVDs, and articles. She has been a University of Michigan Integrative Medicine Referral Practitioner for many years.
1st Annual Paint Dexter-A Plein Air Festival, August 13-17, 2013. Jurored Awards. Cash prizes. 1-4 entries. For Prospectus and Application, www.dextermi.gov/arts, or visit www.facebook.com/PaintDexter
Village of Dexter, 8140 Main Street, Dexter. Free. email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/PaintDexter [map]
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]
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]
Every Sun. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts. Also, demos on basketry (June 2), glass (June 16), and 2-D works & paintings (June 23), as well as a Summer Art Show (June 9) with crafts for adults and kids, live music, and food.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]
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]
Every Sun. All invited to watch frogs, turtles, snakes, rabbits, and more as they hop, crawl, and slither in their homes. LSNC animals include both species native to the region and exotic animals that have been donated.
Noon-3 p.m. Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]
All invited to shoot handguns at bowling pins and steel plates. Bring your own gun and ammunition. TCSL also sponsors military rifle shoots ($15, 10 a.m.-noon) on June 15 & July 20.
Noon-5 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 per 20-shot round (tentative). 429-9561. [map]
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]
This day of old-timey pioneer fun includes a tour of the 1880s log cabin and a chance to do some chores the way they were done back in the day. Also, a chance to see the 1870s gristmill. Pioneer attire encouraged.
1-4 p.m., Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free. 971-6337, ext. 334.
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]
Members of the kindie rock band The Not-Its (see Top of the Park listing below), present an interactive demonstration for kids in grades K-5 of how to combine crunchy guitars with sleek 4-part harmonies to create pop gems.
1-2 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
July 28 & 30: Rocky (John G. Avildsen, 1976). The classic saga of a small-time Philadelphia boxer who nearly wins a grueling, blood-soaked title fight. Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith. 1:30 p.m. (July 28) & 7 p.m. (July 30).
Aug. 4 & 6: The Sound of Music (Robert Wise, 1965). Rousing sing-along screening of the classic musical about the Von Trapp family's singing nanny. With an on-stage costume parade, onscreen lyrics, goodie bags, & more. 1:30 p.m. (Aug. 4) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 6).
Aug. 11 & 13: The Kiss (Jacques Feyder, 1929). Greta Garbo stars in this silent murder mystery and courtroom drama about a young woman unhappily married to an older businessman. With live accompaniment on the theater's Barton Theater Pipe Organ. 1:30 p.m. (Aug. 11) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 13).
Aug. 18 & 20: Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962). Sweeping epic based on the life of British adventurer T. E. Lawrence. Peter O'Toole. 1:30 p.m. (Aug. 18) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 20).
Aug. 25 & 27: 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963). Unique, semiautobiographical film about a director's struggles while trying to make a movie. Marcello Mastroianni. Italian, subtitles. 1:30 p.m. (Aug. 25) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 27).
Sept, 1 & 3: Run Lola Run (Tom Tykwer, 1998). Driven, kinetic portrait, combining animation, still photography, slow motion, and conventional cinematography, of a woman who must come up with 100,000 marks in 20 minutes in order to pay the mob. Franka Potente. German, subtitles. 1:30 p.m. (Sept. 1) & 7 p.m. (Sept. 3). [aw]
Sept. 2: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942). Classic drama starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as a pair of star-crossed lovers during WW II. 7 p.m.
1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Mon. & Tues.), Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). [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]
(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]
TRI hosts horse farm tour and visit with bald eagle.
Therapeutic Riding, Inc. (TRI), a 100% dedicated equine assisted activities facility located on 46 acres of Legacy Land Conservancy grounds on Morgan Road, Ann Arbor is hosting, "Eagle Eyes on TRI". The program includes: a tour of the horse farm and a special visit with a bald eagle (3:00 pm - 4:00 pm) courtesy of the Leslie Science Center in Ann Arbor and TRI Board Secretary Adrienne Nemura. Legacy Land Conservancy will also provide free maps of the walking trails of nearby parks, so families enjoy an afternoon in the community.
Therapeutic Riding, Inc. (TRI), 3425 East Morgan Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. (734) 677-0303. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.therapeuticridinginc.org/ [map]
Tastings of 5 pies. Savory treats and beverages and a 50/50 raffle.
2-5 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium. Tickets $20 (kids age 5 & up, $10; kids age 4 & under, free). 971-2228. [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.
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]
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]
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]
This live theatrical experience combines sci-fi radio drama with comic books to create a "live-action graphic novel" that features over 1,000 hand-drawn panels projected on a movie screen, three actors voicing dozens of characters, a Foley artist making sound effects, and a keyboardist performing an original score. Directed and produced by Jason Neulander, the stage show originated from a traditional radio play performed at an Austin (TX) coffee shop in the late '90s. Tonight's show, Book One: Target Earth, is set in 1933 and about a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who travels to outer space to expose the planned invasion of earth by a group of alien sludge monsters. The show is "an evening of gluttonous intergalactic delectation," writes an Austin Chronicle reviewer.
5 p.m., Power Center. $20-$35 (kids, $10) in advance at the Michigan League, a2sf.org, and by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [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: Drivin' Sideways (8:30 p.m.), a versatile Ann Arbor honky-tonk band. Openings acts are award-winning Grand Rapids singer-songwriter Ralston Bowles (5 p.m.), the Lansing blues singer-songwriter Jen Sygit (6 p.m.), and The Not-Its (7 p.m.), an award-winning Seattle kiddie pop-rock band. The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by The Iron Giant, a 1999 animated action-adventure about a boy who becomes friends with a giant alien robot. Also, yoga (5 p.m., Alumni Center lawn, bring a mat or blanket) led by a certified St. Joseph Mercy instructor, 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.
Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes. Note: New location.
6-8 p.m., outside at the U-M campus between Rackham and North Quad. Free. Email email@example.com to confirm. 717-1569.
Potluck dinner (bring a dish to pass; beverage & table service provided), followed by a talk by former Great Lakes Branch board member Dwight Ebaugh on "St. John's Day and the Christ." The program concludes with singing around a traditional backyard bonfire. All invited.
6:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Avenue. Free. Preregistration required. 678-5497. [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]
This Austin-based blues singer and pianist who grew up in Louisiana plays a knock-down honky-tonk style of piano that blends the orneriness of blues with the sweet rolling rhythms of New Orleans R&B. One reviewer called her "the secret love child of Miss Manners and Little Richard, sitting demurely at the keyboard while blowing the joint apart." She is also a splendid singer, with a husky, sultry vocal attack at once biting and seductive. Like Bonnie Raitt, she moves easily and convincingly between rousing rockers and emotive ballads. A big favorite with local audiences.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30 in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio, the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), and theark.org; and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Dec. 15 & 22, Jan. 12 & 29 Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary. Preceded at 7 p.m. by beginning lessons and practice.
8-10 p.m., Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom (Pendleton Room on Dec. 15). $5 ($10 includes lessons). 763-6984. [map]