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Calendar of Events

Sunday, July 14, 2013






 
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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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 8:30 a.m. 

Baseline Lake Swim: Huron River Watershed Council.

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All invited for a 1-mile (or 2-mile) swim across Baseline Lake and back. Followed by continental breakfast. Note: Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent.
8:30 a.m., Baseline Lake, 8010 Strawberry Lake Rd., left from Mast off North Territorial. $35 (families, $40; members, $25). Preregistration required at hrwc.org. 769-5123, ext. 612. [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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 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Herbaceous Invasives ID & Removal": Stewardship Network Huron Arbor Cluster.

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A Stewardship Network naturalist leads volunteers in identification and removal of invasive plants, including Japanese hedge parsley, spotted knapweed, Canada thistle, and hoary alyssum. Long pants and long sleeves recommended; bring work gloves if you can.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Pinckney Recreation Area Halfmoon Lake parking lot, Hankerd Rd. (1 miles north of North Territorial Rd.), Dexter Twp. Free. 996-3190.
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 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Summer Hike in a Huron River Floodplain Forest": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Faye Stoner leads a hike where Fleming Creek meets the Huron River to look for black maples, green dragon, ebony jewelwings, and other native plants and animals.
10-11:30 a.m., Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free. 971-6337, ext. 334.
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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 a.m.  Free! 

"Ride with Mr. B & the Joybox Express": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Leisurely paced ride to Chelsea with pianist Mr. B (see listing below) for a late breakfast or lunch and a free concert on the Chelsea District Library lawn and a late afternoon return for another concert.
11 a.m., Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium. Free. Paulaldman@gmail.com. [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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 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.
7-11 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5-9 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [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 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 & 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Tours of a Pioneer Grist Mill": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Guided tours of the 1873 Parker Mill, where members of the Parker family ground pancake mix, feed, and flour until 1968, when the mill was purchased by the Matthaei family and sold to WCPARC.
1 & 3 p.m., Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free. 971-6337, ext. 334.
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 1:45, 4, 6:15, & 8:45 p.m. 

"Twenty Feet from Stardom": Michigan Theater.

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(Morgan Neville, 2012). Documentary about backup singers who never made it big but were part of songs that made others famous. Includes interviews with stars such as Bruce Springsteen and Bette Midler.
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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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Duct Tape Balls": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades K-8 invited to use duct tape to make a lightweight playground ball that can stand lots of kicking.
3-4 p.m AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

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

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July 14 & 28. 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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 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Meet Anna Hrachovec": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Slide-illustrated talk on her work by this celebrated Brooklyn knitter and fiber artist who's best known as the creator of Mochimochi Land, a line of knitted toys, creatures, and spectacular installations. She also signs her 3 books, which are available for purchase.
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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 2 p.m. 

"Rounding Third": Carriage House Theatre.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., July 11-27. Nathan Corliss directs local actors in American playwright Richard Dresser's funny, acerbic 2-man play about how parents teach kids to deal with athletic competition and success. It explores the odd-couple dynamics between 2 Little League coaches with opposing philosophies on the game of baseball as they form an uneasy alliance for the benefit of their sons' team.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Carriage House Theatre, 541 Third St. $10 suggested donation. 546-6441. [map]
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 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Talking about Race": U-M Natural History Museum.

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All invited to join a discussion facilitated discussion after visiting the current museum exhibit, Race: Are We So Different?
2-3:30 p.m., Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [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. 

"Les Miserables": Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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July 11-14, 18-21, & 25-28, and Aug. 1-4. 8-11 & 15-18. Daniel Cooney directs this Dexter-based professional company in Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Herbert Kretzmer's adaptation of Victor Hugo's sweeping epic of 19th century Parisian life, a large-canvas tale of human fallibility centered on a petty criminal, who reinvents himself as a model citizen and becomes a town mayor and then, after another stint in jail, befriends an unfortunate single mother whom he attempts to rescue from her grim circumstances. Stars U-M voice professor Stephen West, with J. Michael Bailey, Darcy Link, Elias Wygodny, Zach Barnes, Erika Henningsen, Madison Deadman, Marlene Inman-Reilly, and Jeff Steinhauer.
7 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 3 p.m. (Sat., Sun., & Aug. 8), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $28 (seniors & students, $25; groups of 10 or more, $22) in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. 268-6200, 253-2375. [map]
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 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Booked for Murder Mystery Book Club: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to discuss 2 books set in China. Paul French's Midnight in Peking is a true-crime thriller that chronicles the unsolved murder of a British schoolgirl whose body was found at the base of the Fox Tower in Peking in 1937. Qiu Xiaolong's Red Mandarin Dress is about a Shanghai serial killer who stalks young women and leaves their bodies in well-trafficked locations.
4:30 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 769-2149. [map]
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 4:30-6 p.m.  Free! 

Rainbow Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Stay, Nicola Griffith's noir novel about an ex-cop mourning her lover's death who comes out of seclusion to track down a runaway girl, and ends up hunting a sociopath.
4:30-6 p.m., Jim Toy Community Center, 325 Braun Ct. Free. 763-4168. [map]
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 5-8:30 p.m. 

"Fireworks on the Floor": U-M Argentine Tango Club.

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July 13-15 (different locations). Tango dance parties with recorded music spun by a DJ. Preceded by tango workshops. The July 14 dance is preceded at 6 p.m. by a barbecue.
9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (July 13), 5-8:30 p.m. (July 14), & 8:30-11:30 p.m. (July 15). Phoenix Center (July 13), 220 S. Main; Island Park (July 14), 1450 Island Dr. (off Maiden Ln. north of Fuller); Pittsfield Grange (July 15), 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). $10 (students, $5). umich.edu/~umtango. [map]
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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 & 9 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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 7:30 p.m. 

"With a Little Help from My Friends: A Concert for Chris Buhalis": The Ark.

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A benefit for this popular local singer-songwriter who recently injured his hand in a work-related accident The lineup is crowded with local musicians who eagerly volunteered to perform: Mr. B, David Barrett, Annie & Rod Capps, Jason Dennie, Gemini, Shari Kane and Dave Steele, Dave Keeney, Jan Krist & Jim Bizer, Peter Madcat Ruth, Kevin Meisel, Mustard's Retreat, Jay Stielstra & Judy Banker, and Paul Tinkerhess. Emcee is Johnny Williams.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 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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