(Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, 2013). Coming-of-age comedy about a 14-year-old who finds an unexpected friend in the manager of a water park. Steve Carrell, Toni Collette.
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]
The Fundraising Series will help your organization get more of the fundraising pie. The three session series will provide your organization with the strategies and tools needed to meet goals and make lasting improvements to your fundraising program. During the sessions, you will assess the strengths and weaknesses of your current fundraising program, learn about key practices needed to support your nonprofit's fundraising growth and much more! Registration includes participation for three members (max) from your organization in all three sessions and all course materials.
Session Dates and topics:
Session 1: Today's Philanthropic Landscape and the Foundation of Fundraising on Friday, July 19 from 8 a.m. - Noon
Session 2: The Framework: Critical Elements of Your Philanthropy Blueprint on Friday, July 26 from 8 a.m. - Noon
Session 3: How to Ask and Be Held Accountable for Success on Friday, August 2 from 8 a.m. - Noon
NEW Center, 1100 N. Main St. $495. 7349980160. firstname.lastname@example.org www.new.org [map]
Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, 19, 24, or 40+ miles, with a stop at the Coney Island in Whitmore Lake for a 10:30 a.m. breakfast or early lunch.
9 a.m. (May-Sept.) & 10 a.m. (Apr., Oct. & Nov.), Olson Park, Dhu Varren at Pontiac Trail. Free. 476-4944, 996-9461.
Talks by area health care professionals. July 12: Probility Therapy director Michele Skladzien on "What Is Physical Therapy?" July 19: An Interim Healthcare representative discusses "Glaucoma and Cataracts." Q&A.
10 a.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required a week in advance. 429-9274. [map]
July 17-20. Live music and other performances.
Liberty at Ashley. Schedule TBA.
Willard at Church. Local Americana rock singer-songwriter Adam Plomaritas (3-3:30 p.m.). Detroit singer-songwriter Brion Riborn (3:40-4:10 p.m.). Lansing experimental rock band Lights & Caves (4:30-5 p.m.). Lansing psychedelic rock band Elliot Street Lunatic (5:20-6 p.m.). The Lansing singer-songwriter duo Nervous But Excited (6:15-7:15 p.m.). Up-and-coming Fort Worth rock band The Unlikely Candidates (8-9 p.m.). DJ Robert Lux (9:30-11 p.m.).
Ingalls Mall. Detroit pop-rock singer-songwriter YRLK (11 a.m.-noon). Belleville country singer-songwriter Jen Lawson (noon-1 p.m.). Show choir Daycroft Montessori Treble Makers (1-2 p.m.). Area folk-pop duo Bob & April (2-3 p.m.). Royal Oak folk-pop singer-songwriter Kate Monaghan (3-4 p.m.). Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts Horace Silver tribute jazz combo (4-5 p.m.). The Detroit contemporary and modern dance company artLab J (5-6 p.m.). The Saline ensemble Fiddlers ReStrung (6-7 p.m.).
11 a.m.-11 p.m., downtown. Free.
July 5, 12, 19, & 26. Writing and art collide in this awesome series of classes which combines the two elements! Join guest writer Cassie Richard who will lead our young writers through engaging writing exercises designed to stimulate their creative energy! Once we've got their wheels turning, we will turn them loose an art exploration project that coordinates with writing theme, giving them a total right and left brain workout!
Classes will take place every Friday in July from 11am-12:30pm. Tuition is $10/student per class or $30/student for all 4 classes in the series!
FLY Children's Art Center Studio, 40 N Huron Street, Ypsilanti. $10 ($30 for al 4 classes).. email@example.com flyartcenter.org [map]
Midland paleontologist and storyteller Joseph "PaleoJoe" Kchodl, author of the children's book Hidden Dinosaurs and coauthor of the Dinosaur Detective Club series, gives a 45-minute presentation on dinosaurs for kids age 4 & up.
11 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
Daily (except July 4) beginning July 1. Four 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. & 12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an exploration of the current night sky.
The Little Star That Could (1:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is about an average yellow star on a search for a planet of its own to warm who meets other stars on the way and learns about the solar system.
Larry Cat in Space (12:30 p.m. Sat.) 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.
Sun, Earth, and Moon (2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) explores the reasons the constellations in the night sky change throughout the year and the moon changes its phase and place in the sky.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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]
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 United States Eventing Association (USEA)-sanctioned horse show features dressage (July 19 & 20), cross-country riding (July 20), and stadium jumping (July 21). Also on July 20, a party with food and live music (6 p.m., $10 donation).
1-5 p.m. (July 19), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (July 20), & 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (July 21), Cobblestone Farms, 6301 Gregory Rd., Dexter. Free. 476-6972. [map]
July 19-21. This United States Eventing Association (USEA)-sanctioned horse show features dressage (July 19 & 20), cross-country riding (July 20), and stadium jumping (July 21). Also on July 20, a party with food and live music (6 p.m., $10 donation).
1-5 p.m. (July 19), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (July 20), & 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (July 21), Cobblestone Farms, 6301 Gregory Rd., Dexter. Free. 476-6972. [map]
Grass Lake Sanctuary (GLS) is proud to announce it's 3rd annual season of Life- Balancing Women's Wellness Retreats for breast cancer survivors! July 5-7 and July 19-21st.
For the past three years, GLS has been recognized for their innovative wellness retreats for breast cancer survivors and, this year, they are the proud recipients of a $37,440 grant from the Mid-Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure.
The grant will fund two weekends that help to empower a community of breast cancer survivors to support and nurture a culture of wellness in southeast Michigan. 40 scholarships will be
offered to participants who are low income and/or underinsured with priority given to those who live in Washtenaw, Jackson, Ingham, Livingston, Eaton, Clinton, or Shiawassee Counties.
Grass Lake Sanctuary, 18580 Grass Lake Road Manchester, MI 48158. Free. 734-726-0290. firstname.lastname@example.org www.grasslakesanctuary.org [map]
July 19 & 20 (different programs). Young local actors present 4 productions that cap off their summer theater camp. Tonight: The Box of Delights, a piece of improvisational theatre involving puppetry, storytelling, and movement, and Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet.
Evening time TBA, WCC locations TBA, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $5, available at the door. 926-5629, aayag.org. [map]
This festival that features games, kids activities, inflatables, food, and live music kicks off July 19 with Three Men and a Tenor (see separate listing) and "Teen Nite Café" (6-10 p.m., $7, kids age 13 & up) with pizza, a Rock Band competition, a bungee run, inflatables, and door prizes. July 20: a classic car show, a 5-km cross country race, country-rock singer-songwriter KayLyn Pace (noon-1 p.m.), Dancer's Edge dance competition team (1-1:30 p.m.), Beatles tribute band Toppermost (2-5 p.m.), an educational "Wild Life Safari" exotic animal display (2-5 p.m.), caricature artist Richard Powell (2-6 p.m.), Michigan Academy of Dance and Music dance team (5-6 p.m.), and the Ann Arbor R&B dance band Men in Black (7-10 p.m.). July 21: Jimmy Buffett tribute band Leaky Tiki (noon-2 p.m.), Twist and Shout the Clown (1-3 p.m.), pony rides and a petting zoo (1-4 p.m.), and the Kalamazoo horn-driven rock 'n' roll cover band the 33rd Street Band (2:30-5:30 p.m.).
6-10 p.m. (July 19), noon-10:30 p.m. (July 20) & noon-5:30 p.m. (July 21), St. Joseph Catholic Church grounds, Mast at Territorial, Dexter. Free admission. 426-8483.
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: email@example.com or commenting on www.Facebook.com/PeachyFitness
More details on: www.PeachyFitness.com
Ann Arbor Taekwondo, 2739 Plymouth Rd. $69. 734-681-0477. firstname.lastname@example.org www.PeachyFitness.com [map]
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]
Every Fri. A WRA park interpreter helps beginners learn how to fish. Tackle (including poles) & bait provided. Adults age 17 & older need a valid fishing license.
6 p.m., Crooked Lake fishing pier, Green Rd., 2 miles north off Clear Lake Rd. from I-94 exit 153), Chelsea. Free. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170. [map]
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. email@example.com nutritionbychoice.com [map]
Every Fri. (except Aug. 9), June 14-Aug. 30.
June 14: Dexter Community Orchestra. Pops concert.
June 21: From Grace. Jazz-inflected Christian pop-folk ensemble Opening act is Ebb Tide, a local folksy Americana trio.
June 28: Men in Black. Ann Arbor classic rock band.
July 5: Gemini. Family concert by this popular acoustic duo.
July 12: The Invasion. British Invasion cover quartet from Redford.
July 19: The Chillbilly Band. Pinckney honky-tonk country quartet.
July 26: Delirious Love. Dearborn classic rock and pop quintet.
Aug. 2: Chef Chris & the Nairobi Trio. Blues band led by vocalist and blues harpist Chef Chris Sirvinskis.
Aug. 16: Most Wanted. Detroit indie rock band.
Aug. 23: TBA.
Aug. 30: Salmagundi. Memphis-style rock 'n' roll.
6:30-9:30 p.m., Monument Park gazebo, downtown Dexter. Free. 426-0887.
Every Fri., July 2-Aug. 9. Outdoor stage in downtown Ypsilanti with a variety of dance bands. Also, food concessions and other vendors. (In case of rain, held indoors.)
July 12: Devil Elvis Show(7 p.m.), an Ypsilanti punk-rockabilly Elvis tribute band, and The Martindales an Ypsilanti blues and rock band led by singer-guitarist (and Tap Room owner) Brian Brickley.
July 19: John Smith & Daja (7 p.m.), a Latin jazz-funk group, and 40 Stitches Later (8:45 p.m.), a Jackson Americana alt-country quartet.
July 26: Strong Tower Ministries Gospel Fest. This Ypsilanti nondenominational full gospel church presents a gospel variety show featuring performers from its congregation, including the youth & adult choirs, the gospel band 4-Word, music from its hit musical Give Me 1 Reason by RonSher Brooks & other cast members, the Aria Musical Trio,Taco & Jac, gospel comedian MC Hollywood, and others TBA.
Aug. 2: The White Ravens (7 p.m.), the highly regarded local self-styled "pop-geek-cabaret" rock duo of siblings Amy and Will Bennett, and The Vibratrons (8:45 p.m.), an all-star band led by veteran local rocker Dan Mulholland, the charismatic former leader of the Watusis and several other great local rock 'n' roll bands.
Aug. 9: Foundation of Funk (7 p.m.), a top-notch Detroit soul-flavored R&B, blues, and 70s funk band led by guitarist Steve Somers and featuring vocalist Valerie Barrymore, and Lady Sunshine & the X Band (8:45 p.m.), a popular local gospel-flavored blues band led by Lady Sunshine, a fiery, rich-voiced singer whose style blends elements of Aretha Franklin, Koko Taylor, and Denise LaSalle. Also, a short performance by 17-year-old singer-songwriter Dymond Harding (8:20 p.m.), a Lincoln High School student who new single, Salvador Santana's "Me, Myself, and I," was produced by Salvador and his father, the legendary blues-rock guitarist Carlos Santana.
7-10 p.m., Washington St. between Michigan Ave. & Pearl. Free. 481-0140.
Into the Dark Forest is a one woman "prayerformance" in which Nicole shares her personal journey of re-weaving her inner chords of wholeness in all its messiness, beauty, confusion and grace. Her sharing is in the form of original songs and theatrical verse that she began creating 13 years ago. It weaves together her real experiences, her dreamscape and imagination. It is an offering of deep heart to all who are on their healing journey... ...to reclaim their wholeness and embodied wisdom. It is ultimately a call for us to restore the WILD in our inner and outer landscapes!
Ann Arbor Friends Meeting House, 1420 Hill Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Donation. $20/ no one turned away. firstname.lastname@example.org. [map]
This high-energy a cappella quartet of MSU alums Chuck Colby, Mark Stiles, Paul Felch, and Glenn Williams (he's the tenor) performs everything from originals to Gregorian chant, barbershop, contemporary pop, and rap.
7 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 6805 Mast, Dexter. Tickets $10 in advance and at the door. 426-8483. [map]
Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 15-25 miles, through some of the area's hillier terrain.
6:30 p.m., Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297. [map]
July 11-13, 18-20, & 25-27. Shannon McNutt directs this local company in its 3rd annual outdoor production, Neil Simon, Cy Coleman, and Carolyn Leigh's 1962 musical adaptation of Patrick Dennis's novel, a prescient parody of the cult of celebrity that tells the story of a self-centered and self-deluding actress who runs through husbands like water through a sieve as she pursues her dream of stardom. Stars Lauren London, Sarah Faix, Roy Sexton, Kellly Cameron, Matt Cameron, Zach London, with Barbara Bruno, Debbie Dolney, Angela Elowsky, Nigel Turtle, and Selene Whalen.
7 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Tickets $10 (kids 12 & under, $7) in advance at pennyseats.org and by phone at (800) 838-3006, and at the gate. 276-2832.
July 18-20. Pat Douglas directs this chorus of 118 young singers in a program of 1970s songs.
7 p.m., Saline High School Ellen Ewing Performing Arts Center, 1300 Campus (east off Industrial Dr. north from E. Michigan Ave.), Saline. $12 (tentative). 944-3162. [map]
Once a year, MTango offers a 6-week series of beginner tango classes for FREE! Join us every Friday evening from July 12-August 16. More information is available on our website (umich.edu/~mtango).
Mason Hall. Free. email@example.com http://www.umich.edu/~mtango
July 19-21 & 26-28. EMU grad student John Vesbit directs adaptation of Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare's tragedy about a Roman general whose capture of the queen of the Goths ignites a cycle of bloody retribution and barbarism. Vesbit's adaptation repositions Titus' daughter Lavinia, merely a tragic victim of in Shakespeare, as a regenerative force who raises the possibility of breaking out of the blood feud and bringing forgiveness into a world devoid of it. Stars Jonathann West, Luna Alexander, Chris Jakob, and Sarah Lucas.
8 p.m., Mix Performance Space, 130 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. $18 (students & seniors, $15) in advance at threefoldproductions.org and at the door. 778-0627. [map]
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]
July 20-22 (different locations). Swing dancing to live and recorded music spread out over 3 days. The July 20 & 21 dances are followed (12:30-5 a.m.) by late-night swing dancing to music spun by DJs ($10; students & members, $9) at Concourse Hall (4531 Concourse Dr., off S. State across from the airport).
July 19: Swing dancing ($20; members & students, $18) to live music by The Careless Lovers, 8 p.m.-midnight, Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse off S. State across from the airport. The Careless Lovers is a Seattle quartet that plays an irresistibly danceable mix of traditional jazz, blues, and swing era tunes in a carefree, energetic style.
July 20: Afternoon dance ($5) to music spun by DJs, 2-5 p.m. at a location TBA, and evening dance ($25; members & students, $20) to live music by The Careless Lover, 8 p.m.-midnight, the Michigan Union Ballroom.
July 21: BBQ and outdoor dancing to live music by the local Alex Belhaj's New Orleans Jazz Quartet ($10; students & members, $9), 1-5 p.m. at Island Park, 1450 Island Dr. off Maiden Lane. Followed by an evening dance with music, time, & location TBA.
Various times & locations. (847) 757-0942.
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]
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 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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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. Followed at 11:30 p.m. by blues dancing. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by beginning lessons.
9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (students with ID, $3; $1 discount for AACTMAD members) includes lessons. 417-9857. [map]
All invited to peer through the telescopes in the observatory and on the Angell Hall roof and to view shows in the planetarium. Also, short astronomy presentations by club members.
10 p.m.-midnight. 5th floor rooftop observatory, Angell Hall (enter through Haven Hall on the Diag side of the building). Free. 764-3440. [map]