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Calendar of Events

Sunday, June 30, 2013






 
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 5:30-11:30 a.m. 

Olympic Distance Mideast Regional Championship: Epic Races.

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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. info@epicraces.com www.epicraces.com [map]
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 7:30 a.m. 

USA Triathlon 2013 Mideast Regional Championship: Epic Races.

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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.
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 8 a.m.-evening 

Horse Show: Spur of the Moment Club.

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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]
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 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Camp Keha at the Reptile Zoo: Great Lakes Zoological Society.

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The Great Lakes Zoological Society is offering a wild experience for kids this summer! When school is out of session, learning and exploration continues at the Reptile Zoo! Beginning on June 16th and going through August 22nd kids can stay active and entertained this summer while learning about animals, nature and the environment. 3-day and 5-day camps available. A new adventure waits each day, as campers learn how to better care for animals and the Earth we share. Campers will have opportunities for unique hands-on animal experiences in addition to participating in games, crafts and 'green' activities. All camps are from 9am-4pm; Registration is open now, early registration discount before April 30th!
Great Lakes Zoological Society- World of Discovery, 6885 Jackson Rd. $145 3-day, $240 5-day. (734)332-1628. education@glzszoo.org glzszoo.org [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Call For Artists: Dexter Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee.

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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. cnicholls@dextermi.gov https://www.facebook.com/PaintDexter [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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 10:30-11 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.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]
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 11 a.m.-5 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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 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Sunday Artisan Market.

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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]
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 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a very relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Mitchell Field, Fuller Rd. Free. hac_ultimate@ameritech.net, 846-9418.
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 Noon-9 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-5 p.m. 

"Pin & Plate Shoots": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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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]
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 1-6 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play what's regarded as the world's most difficult board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
5-9 p.m. (Sun.) & 7-11 p.m. (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. Free. 417-5547. [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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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Log Cabin Day Celebration: Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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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.
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 1 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 standard constructed (Fri.), modern constructed (Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Sun.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Sun.).
1 p.m. (Sun.) & 6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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Every Sun. Docents lead tours of the UMMA collection, with themes based on their interests.
1 p.m. UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 1-2 p.m. 

"Kids Rock Music Workshop": Ann Arbor District Library.

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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]
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 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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 1:45, 4:30, 7, & 9:30 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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 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Eagle Eyes on TRI: Therapeutic Riding, Inc. (TRI).

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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. therapeuticriding@earthlink.net http://www.therapeuticridinginc.org/ [map]
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 2-5 p.m. 

Pie Bake-Off and Tasting: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Fundraiser.

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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]
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 2 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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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Isamu Noguchi/Qi Baishi/Beijing 1930": UMMA.

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June 16, 23, & 30. Docent-led tour of the current exhibit that highlights the creative relationship between Japanese American sculptor Noguchi and Chinese ink painter Baishi.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 2 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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 2 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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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Pokemon League: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. All invited to play this popular card game and trade cards with other players.
3 p.m., Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. Free. 786-3746. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

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

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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]
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 5 p.m. 

The Intergalactic Nemesis: Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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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]
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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: 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.
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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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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 a2morris@umich.edu to confirm. 717-1569.
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

St. John's Festival: Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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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]
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 6:45 p.m. 

"Frances Ha": Michigan Theater.

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(Noah Baumbach, 2012). Comedy about a quirky aspiring dancer living in New York City without an apartment or a real job.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
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