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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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 10 a.m.-9 p.m.  Free! 

The Ann Arbor Art Fair.

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July 17-20. Our perennial tent city within a city houses more than 1,100 artists, from Michigan and around the nation, in 4 separate fairs.
10 a.m.-9 p.m. (July 17-19) & 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (July 20). Free admission., (800) 888-9487.
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 10 a.m.-noon 

"Wetland Explorers": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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All kids accompanied by a guardian invited to explore wetlands and streams, and search for animals and plants. Wear waterproof shoes or boots.
10 a.m.-noon, Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. $5 (metered parking). 647-7600. [map]
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 11 a.m.-9 p.m.  Free! 

Art Fair Entertainment.

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July 17-20. Live music and other performances.


Liberty at Ashley. Schedule TBA.

Willard at Church. Plymouth pop-folk singer-songwriter Kylee Phillips (3-3:30 p.m.). Local acoustic folk-soul singer-songwriter Nicole P'Simer (3:40-4:10 p.m.). U-M music school new jazz-folk band Mountain Shark (4:25-4:55 p.m.). Thomas Butwin (5:15-5:45 p.m.). The local blues-rock band Chief Blues Officers (6-6:30 p.m.). Chelsea folk-rock trio the Ben Daniels Band (6:50-7:40 p.m.). Local blues- and funk-inflected folk-rock quintet Anna Lee's Company (8-9 p.m.).

Ingalls Mall. The local jazz ensemble and Canterbury House band Quartex (11 a.m.-noon). Local folk-Americana trio Two Midnights (noon-1 p.m.). Detroit indie-rock singer-songwriter and American Idol season 12 contestant Keri Lynn Roche (1-2 p.m.). Dancers from the O'Hare School of Irish Dance (2-3 p.m.). The young Michigan pop-country singer-songwriter Lauren Jones (3-4 p.m.). Indie folk-rock singer-songwriter Diana Chittester (4-5 p.m.). Dancers from the Michigan modern dance company Happendance (5-6 p.m.). Local pop-rock singer-songwriter Timothy Monger (6-7 p.m.).

11 a.m.-9 p.m., downtown. Free.
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 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium.

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Daily (except July 4), June 30-Aug. 31. Various different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sun., and 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space ((12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner, a scientist on her way to the Moon.

Stars to Starfish ((12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.

Light Years from Andromeda (2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an audiovisual show narrated by Star Trek actor Michael Dorn that shows the changes that occurred on Earth during the 2.8 million years it took a light beam to travel from Andromeda.

Hubble Vision (2:30 p.m. Sat.) is an audiovisual show about the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 Noon-4 p.m. 

Annual Picnic: Saline Area Senior Center.

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Hot dogs, hamburgers, salad, cookies, and chips. Preceded at 10 a.m. by bingo. Lunch is followed by cards and Wii bowling.
Noon-4 p.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. $5 (members, free). Preregistration required by July 10. 429-9274. [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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 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, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
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 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ele's Place "Tour of the Heart": Ele's Place.

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Join us for one hour non-denominaltion Ele's Place "Tour of the Heart" to learn first-hand how our weekly activity based peer support groups for grieving children,teens and families help to heal broken hearts. To register for the Tour, to inquire about Traveling Tour of the Heart to bring to your place of education, work, worship or fellowship, or for further information or questions about our resources and services, please email: ggreenspan@elesplace. org or call: 734 929-6640
Firstr Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. 734 929-6640. [map]
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 6-7 p.m. 

Kids summer camp!!!!: Peachy Fitness.

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Peachy Fitness Kids Summer Camp!!!
Have your kids come dance and stretch their way to fitness!!!
June 19, 2013 to July 19, 2013
(No class 7/03 & 7/05)
Zumbatomic and Yoga (30 mins each)
Ages: 4-12 years (Boys and Girls)
Wednesdays & Fridays
Kids Summer Camp costs $69 for 8 classes. There is a $10 early bird discount ($59/8 classes) for registrations by June 7, 2013
A parent can join the session with the child for $20.00/session.
Enter to WIN an 8 class package by emailing to: or commenting on
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Ann Arbor Taekwondo, 2739 Plymouth Rd. $69. 734-681-0477. [map]
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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 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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 6 & 8:30 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, [map]
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 6:15 & 8:45 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, [map]
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 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks: Lobster-Clam Bake Party Planner.

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One secret to enjoyable Summertime gatherings is time for socializing, and that's exactly what you'll learn in this technique-driven class on this FABULOUS one-pot wonder! While one-pot can sound so simple, making it so depends on knowing the basics, good planning, and sensitive timing. Together we will layer flavor on flavor to create a top-notch Lobster and Clam Bake that will become a house favorite! Full participation. Menu: Lager-Enhanced Clam-Bake with Lobster, Little Neck Clams, Gulf Shrimp, Spanish Chorizo, New Potatoes, and Sweet Summer Corn served with Drawn Butter and French Baguette. Register online 48 hours in advance at
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/person. 734-645-1030. [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Free Bootcamp: Nutrition By Choice.

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24Fit Camp is free group fitness open to the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti community.
24Fit Camp's goals are:
2.Get a good sweat on!
3.Promote health and fitness education and resources to enact a healthy active lifestyle.
We meet M/W/Fs from 6:30 - 7:30pm at Buhr Park. Exercises vary each event and range from strength training, cardio, circuit training and more!
We look forward to seeing you at our next event, and bring your friends!
Buhr Park, 2751 Packard Rd. Free. 7347077697. [map]
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 7-11:30 p.m.  Free! 

Free Youth Movie Night: Dedicated to Make a Change and Jim Toy Community Center.

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Youth, 12-18 years old are invited to Movie Night. The movie is free. Movie style concessions will be sold.
Movie Night is an evening to watch movies, eat, laugh and have fun. Dedicated to Make a Change and The Jim Toy Community Center provide a welcoming and a safe environment to all youth.
Jim Toy Community Center, 319 Braun Court. Free. 734 218 2953. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Health Lectures: Nutritional Healing Center.

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June 3: Chiropractor Darren Schmidt on "Arteries & the Truth About Cholesterol."

June 12: Schmidt on "Food Freak Show: What's in Your Pantry?"

June 19: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "Parasites in You."

June 27: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Meal Ideas for the Month."

July 10: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Stress & Fatigue."

July 17: Chiropractor Darren Schmidt on "Lick the Sugar Habit."

July 20: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "Dining Out."

July 29: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "How to Fix Your Thyroid."

7 p.m., NHC, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [map]
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 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're active. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Followed at 11 p.m. by "Late Night @ Silvio's" swing dancing (see Nightspots).
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Room, $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]
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 11-11:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Animal Magic": Saline District Library.

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Educational entertainment, with live animals, by magician and animal rescuer Mark Rosenthal. Recommended for kids ages 4 & up.
11-11:45 a.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]
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