(Gilles Bourdos, 2012). Biopic set in the south of France during WWI about Renoir's last model, who became the first actor in his son Jean Renoir's films. French, subtitles.
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]
Register for Adult Fall leagues. Registration opens the week of July 22, and the deadline to register is August 2. Seasons start the week of September 3 and run through October. 10 game seasons for all sports. Go to aareced.com for more information.
Community Education & Recreation, 1515 S. 7th Street. Different prices for each sport. 734-994-2300 x 53214. firstname.lastname@example.org aareced.com [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.
July 25-27. The festival features a food court on W. Middle Street (Thurs. & Fri. 5-10 p.m. & Sat. noon-10 p.m.) with food from several Chelsea restaurants and a social tent ($5 cover after 6 p.m.) behind the Common Grill (1-5 & 6-11 p.m.) with beer & wine and live music (7-11 p.m.). On July 26 & 27 only, a KidZone (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) with a variety of activities behind the Clocktower, a juried art market (noon-8 p.m.).
Also, live music and other entertainment on July 25 at the regular weekly Sights & Sounds on Thursday Nights stages (see listing), a classic car show (3-8 p.m.) on July 26, and a pet parade (10 a.m.) and a guided historic downtown walking tour (1-3 p.m.; $5 suggested donation) on July 27.
Social tent music schedule: Dragon Wagon (July 25), a highly regarded local acoustic roots-music sextet that calls its music "bluegrass folk-rock with a touch of Irish whiskey," with opening sets by the Downriver bluegrass-based quartet Bill Bynum & Co. and the popular Chelsea garage blues band Bull Halsey. Whitey Morgan & the 78s (July 26), a Detroit classic country, honky-tonk, and retro rock band, with an opening set by Annabelle Road, a suburban Detroit pop-country band. 50 Amp Fuse, (July 27), a popular Detroit 70s and 80s classic rock band, with an opening set by Third Coast Kings, a local horn-driven retro funk octet.
Complete schedule available at chelseafestivals.com.
5-11 p.m. (July 25) & 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (July 26 & 27), Main, Middle, & Park Sts., downtown Chelsea. Free, except for social tent, which is $5. 474-9178.
Local financial planner Mo Vidwans discusses the upcoming changes in insurance and health care as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
10 a.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required by July 19. 429-9274. [map]
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]
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]
July 26 & 27. Around 3,000 people are expected at this festival that offers a chance to taste-test any of more than 600 different beers from more than 65 different Michigan breweries. Food available. Also, live music
July 26: DJ Lewis spins at various times (4-9 p.m.). Also, Belleville country singer-songwriter Jen Lawson (6-8 p.m.), Detroit rock quartet Reggie Smith & the After Party (5-7 p.m.), and Dragon Wagon (7-9 p.m.), the highly regarded local acoustic roots-music sextet that calls its music "bluegrass folk-rock with a touch of Irish whiskey."
July 27: DJ Danny Boy spins at various times (noon-6 p.m.). Also, local pop-folk singer-songwriter Abigail Stauffer (3-5 p.m.), Detroit classic country group Austin Scott Band (1-3 p.m.), and The Sax Maniacs (4-6 p.m.), a Detroit quintet that plays upbeat sax-driven blues.
5-9 p.m. (July 26) & 1-6 p.m. (July 27). Riverside Park, Cross St. at Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $30 (July 26) & $35 (July 27) in advance at michiganbrewersguild.org, $35 (July 26) & $40 (July 27) at the gate (if available). The price of admission includes 15 beer sample tokens. Designated driver tickets, $5. michiganbrewersguild.org.
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]
Enjoy a variety of sparkling wines and a selection of small bites at The Chop House.
Reserve your spot today.
Call (888) 456-3463
Reservations are required.
Space is limited.
$29.95 per person
(Tax and gratuity included.)
Event information at: (888) 456-3463
(888) 456-3463 (DINE)
The Chop House Ann Arbor, 322 S. Main St., Ann Arbor MI. $29.95 per person. (888) 456-3463. firstname.lastname@example.org www.TheChopHouseAnnArbor.com [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]
Back by popular demand! Bring your special someone and have some fun in the kitchen cooking up this fun FOOD TRUCK menu! And please feel free to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal. Full participation. Menu: Curry Sweet Potato Fries with Citrus Cilantro Mayo; Kim Chi Quesadillas; Spicy Thai Chicken Wings; Grilled Lemongrass Pork Bahn Mi; Belgian Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich with Maple Pecan Ice Cream. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $150/pair. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [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]
Outdoor showing of a movie, preceded at 6:30 p.m. by music, kids activities, and games. Concessions. Also, on July 26, an overnight family campout ($10 per tent, preregistration required). June 14: The Lorax, 2012 animated take on Dr. Seuss's book about a creature who sticks up for trees against a greedy entrepreneur. July 26: Wreck It Ralph, 2012 animation about a video game villain who wants to be a hero. Aug. 23: Madagascar 3, 2012 animation about the adventures of 4 animals from the Central Park Zoo who find themselves in Europe.
6:30 p.m., Mill Pond Park, end of W. Bennett St., off N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. Free. 429-3502.
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.
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 26-28. Local actors present David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr.'s musical, based on the endearing 1988 comedy-fantasy, about a 13-year-old who suddenly finds himself inhabiting an adult's body.
7 p.m. (July 26 & 27) & 3 p.m. (July 28), Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker at Shield, Dexter. Ticket price TBA. 726-0355, dextercommunityplayers.com. [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 12 & 26. All invited to join an discussion of a variety of Rudolf Steiner's short lectures. Familiarity with Steiner's basic ideas is helpful.
8-9:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes. Free. 944-4903. [map]
July 18 & 26. Partial proceeds support various charities. July 18: Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, the Lansing swing-flavored bluegrass band led by singer-guitarist Lindsay Lou Rilko. July 26: The Grand Rapids Americana folk-rock quintet The Crane Wives and local pop-folk singer-songwriter Abigail Stauffer.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), 4175 Whitmore Lake Rd. $10-$20 suggested donation. barnswallowconcerts.com. [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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.umich.edu/~mtango
July 26 & 27. Local debut of this charismatic Baltimore-bred actor-comedian best known for his autobiographical storytelling that alternately (and sometimes simultaneously) self-deprecating and self-aggrandizing. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 314 E. Liberty (below Seva restaurant). $13 reserved seating in advance, $15 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
Longtime local favorites Michael Hough and David Tamulevich perform a wide variety of original and traditional songs and ballads about everyday life. According to songwriter Garnet Rogers, Mustard's Retreat "represents everything that is best about folk music. Their songs have entered the lexicon of anonymous folk songs." Both Hough and Tamulevich are accomplished guitarists, and they also play banjo, mandolin, flute, autoharp, harmonica, and tin whistle.
8 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]
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]
All invited to paddle around Argo Pond guided by the moon and watch for deer, muskrats, herons, and other wildlife. Bring a flashlight.
8-11 p.m., Argo Canoe Livery, 1055 Longshore Dr. (north off Moore from Broadway at Maiden Lane). $18 (includes canoe or kayak). 794-6241. [map]
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]
July 24-26: Pianist Kevin Bylsma accompanies Art Fair Song Fest cofounder and soprano Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers and other local singers in performances of classical art songs and cabaret songs. Singers include sopranos Emily Benner and Elizabeth Pearse, mezzo-sopranos Deanna Relyea and Monica Swartout-Bebow, tenors Brian Pfaltzgraff and Christopher Scholl, and bass-baritone Allen Schrott.
July 24: Works by Verdi and Wagner.
July 25: Works by Britten and Poulenc.
July 26: Program of cabaret songs.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free (July 24 & 25); $10-$25, students $5 (July 26). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
"Friday Night Swing (& Blues)": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.more >
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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]