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Calendar of Events

Sunday, July 7, 2013






 
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 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

22nd Annual Camaro Superfest 2013: Eastern Michigan Camaro Clubs.

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July 6 & 7. The nation's longest-running Camaro-only show features several hundred vintage to brand-new models. Numerous awards for original, restored, street, pro-street, modified, and show car models. All invited to enter their Camaros (drivers only, free; judged class, $10 per car; events for drivers begin July 5). Swap and vendor areas. Raffle. Food available. Proceeds benefit the Lupus Foundation of America.
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Riverside Park, Cross St. at Huron, Ypsilanti. Donation. 368-8726, 397-5182.
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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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 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Democratic Ride: Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Assembled riders determine the pace and destination, but the ride is usually 50-70 miles long.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at Wheeler Park, N. 4th Ave. at Depot. Free. aavc.org. [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 featuring soaps and artisanal bodycare (July 7), toymakers (July 14), and mixed-media artists (July 28), as well as a Day after Art Fair Art Fair (July 21) 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-4 p.m. 

"Hands-On Hodgepodge": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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July 6 & 7. Museum staff lead various hands-on activities.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (July 6) & noon-4 p.m. (July 7), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & infants, free). 995-5439. [map]
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 1 & 3 p.m. 

"The Ann Arbor Architectural Tour".

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June 8 & 9 and July 6 & 7. Michigan architectural history enthusiast Jacob Jabkiewicz leads an informative 75-minute walking tour highlighted by Burton Memorial Tower, Nickels Arcade, and the Michigan and State theaters. Weather permitting.
10 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m. (Sat.) and 1 & 3 p.m. (Sun.), meet at the corner of E. Liberty and Maynard (across from Biggby Coffee). $12 (kids age 5 & under, free). Reservations requested. (517) 392-5113.
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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.
1-6 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m.-midnight (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 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 (Sun. & Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Fri.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Fri.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Fri., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
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 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerrytown Market & Shops Courtyard Concert": Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Sun. A variety of local performers.

July 7: Gemini. Popular acoustic duo of twin brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits, who have built a strong following among kids and adults throughout the Great Lakes area.

July 14: Drummunity. All invited to play on a collection of hand drums and percussion toys in a drum circle led by local drummer and drum teacher Lori Fithian.

July 21: Wire in the Wood. Acoustic self-described "jazz-grass/punk-folk" trio.

July 28: TBA.
1-3 p.m., Kerrytown courtyard. Free. 369-3107. [map]
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 1:30 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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June 22 & 24: The Muppets Take Manhattan (Frank Oz, 1984). Musical comedy in which Kermit discovers why they say there's a broken heart for every light on Broadway. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy.

June 29 & July 1: All about Eve (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1950). This multi-Oscar-winning film features Bette Davis in her greatest role as an aging Broadway diva who's clawed her way to the top, only to be threatened by a fan-turned-parasite. With Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm, and a cameo by Marilyn Monroe.

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1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Tues.), Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). [map]
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 2 & 7 p.m. 

"Kings of Summer": Michigan Theater.

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(Jordan Vogt-Roberts, 2013). Comedy about 3 teenagers who spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.
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 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! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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Docents lead tours of the UMMA collection, with themes based on their interests.
2 p.m. UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Make Your Own JunkBot Buggies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults & teens in grade 6 & up invited to learn about electrical circuits and make a LED trash-eating robot out of scrap electronic parts to take home.
2-4 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [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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 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! 

"Cow's Eye Dissection": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. except July 5 & 6. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demo exploring how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Exhibit Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Screening of this video that shows award-winning ceramic artist Lyons demonstrating various hand-building techniques.
4 p.m., Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 662-4914. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Screening of this video that shows award-winning ceramic artist Lyons demonstrating various hand-building techniques.
4 p.m., Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 662-4914. [map]
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 4:30 & 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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 5 p.m. 

Golden Gates Dancers From St. Petersburg, Russia: St. Vladimir Church & St. Nicholas Church.

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For The First Time Ever In Ann Arbor, MI
All The Way From St. Petersburg, Russia
GOLDEN GATES DANCERS & ENTERTAINMENT!
Sunday, July 7th, 2013
St. Nicholas Hall:
3109 Scio Church Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Don't Miss A Great Show! Russian, Georgian and Kazakh Folk Dance! Includes a light dinner!
5:00PM - Dinner & Cash Bar
Catered by Art of Kebab!
6:00PM - Golden Gates Dancers Entertainment
Tickets: $40
(Kids Under 13 - $15, Kids Under 5 - FREE)
For Tickets Please Contact:
Yuliya (440) 785-6131 yuliya.rodzianko@gmail.com
Leta (734) 272-3826 or info@stvladimiraami.org
ORDER EARLY - SEATING IS LIMITED!
Deadline to buy tickets is June 30th
Sponsored by St. Vladimir Church in cooperation with St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
St. Nicholas Hall, 3109 Scio Church Rd. $40. 440-785-6131. info@stvladimiraami.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. Food concessions from area restaurants. Tonight: George Bedard & the Kingpins (8 p.m.) play superfine honky-tonk dance tunes from swing to vintage blues, country, rockabilly, and early rock 'n' roll classics. Opening acts are the local blues duo Shari Kane & Big Dave Steele (5 p.m.), the local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps (6 p.m.), and Hoodang (7 p.m.), a local alt-country trio led by singer-songwriter and guitarist David Rossiter. The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978), the classic musical about a tough-guy 1950s greaser who falls for a squeaky-clean Australian girl. John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John. Also, yogaFLEX (5 p.m., Alumni Center lawn, bring a mat or towel), a yoga-inspired stretching and core-strengthening class. The Summer Festival also includes a series of shows on July 2 & 4-6 at the Power Center.
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 p.m. 

Neil Gaiman: Nicola's Books/Michigan Theater.

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This immensely popular award-winning writer, author of the Sandman comic book series and the novels Coraline and Stardust, reads from The Ocean at the End of the Lane, his new novel told from the perspective of a 7-year-old boy who gets into a lot of trouble after meeting three very old and strange women who live at the end of his street. "Poingnant and heartbreaking, eloquent and frightening, impeccably rendered," says Kirkus Reviews. "It's a fable that reminds us how our lives are shaped by childhood experience, what we gain from them, and the price we pay." Q&A follows.
6 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $30 & $45 in advance at ticketmaster.com. 662-0600. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Joe Jencks: The Ark.

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Chicago-based singer-songwriter who writes politically and socially conscious songs in the tradition of Pete Seeger, Utah Phillips, and Charlie King.
7:30 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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