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Calendar of Events

Saturday, July 27, 2013

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 8:30-10 a.m.  Free! 

"The Perfect Egg": Downtown Home & Garden.

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Cooking demo on the store's 1935 Magic Chef stove by DH&G owner Mark Hodesh, who founded the Fleetwood Diner in 1972 and cooked some 500,000 eggs there in three years. Includes over easy, straight up, scrambled, soft-boiled, and poached.
8:30 a.m.-10 a.m., DH&G, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

Bodhi Flow Yoga: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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The Bodhi-Flow is a slow, strong, and smooth vinyasa class that will allow you to flow between four-tiers of poses. Beginning with centering activites and moving into a warm up, you will be gently guided through a four-tier practice that moves through poses with a deep and steady intention, ending with a traditional shavasana. The BodhiFlow Vinyasa series was created by Syl Carson of the Bodhi Yoga Studio.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. Fifth Ave. Free. 734-769-6100. [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. [map]
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 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Kids Day: White Lotus Farms.

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All kids, accompanied by a parent, invited for face painting, crafts, and a petting zoo.
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., White Lotus Farms, 7217 W. Liberty. Free., 474-6430. [map]
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 10 a.m. 

Baby Care Basics - Ann Arbor - July 27: MHealthy.

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Baby Care Basics - Ann Arbor - July 27
This class, offered by the U-M Health System's MHealthy Health Education Resource Center, is designed to give you a complete head-to-toe look at how to care for your newborn. Topics include bathing, diapering, safety, and much more. We recommend taking this class at the beginning of your third trimester. Class meets 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 27 at the East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatric Center; 4260 Plymouth Rd. Cost is $15 per person. For more information call 734-647-5645 or toll free at 1-800-433-6348. Registration is required at:
East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatric Center, 4260 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2700. $15. 734/647-5645. [map]
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 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Shoot": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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All invited to shoot around barricades at targets in a simulated self-defense scenario. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $20 per round ($10 per additional round). 429-9561. [map]
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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"ScienceFest: Galactic Getaway": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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July 27 & 28. Hands-on space activities.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (July 27) & noon-4 p.m. (July 28), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & infants, free). 995-5439. [map]
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 10:30-11 a.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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 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Come and Play the Acorn Way!": Acorn Glen Cooperative Preschool.

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Every Tues. & Sat. through Aug. 24. Indoor and outdoor activities--including bubbles, a garden, a tire mountain and slide, art, music, a mudpie kitchen, sand pit, animals, and more--and refreshments for toddlers and preschool-aged kids, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.
10:30 a.m.-noon, Acorn Glen Cooperative Preschool, 1547 Miller. Free. 585-5555. [map]
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Storytime: Literati Bookstore.

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Every Sat. 15-minute storytime geared toward very young children.
11 a.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
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 1-6 p.m. 

16th Annual Michigan Summer Beer Festival: Michigan Brewers Guild.

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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, $35 (July 26) & $40 (July 27) at the gate (if available). The price of admission includes 15 beer sample tokens. Designated driver tickets, $5.
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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Gaming Tournaments: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Video game tournaments with prizes.

July 27: "Double Dash Duo Derby." For 2-person teams of 6th graders through adults. Pizza.

July 28: "Wii Sports Resort Team Tourney." For all ages. Prizes.

Aug. 24: "GT Smash Kart." Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart Double Dash individual and team tournaments for 6th graders through adults. Also, trivia and outrageous outfits contests with prizes. Pizza.

Aug. 25: "Pokemania!" Pokeman tournament for all ages. Bring your own Nintendo DS game console and a pre-2010 Pokemon video game (no black or white) with Pokemon under 30 for qualifying rounds.

1-4 p.m. (July) & 1-5 p.m. (Aug.), AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [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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 1-3 p.m. 

"Downtown Walking Tour": Chelsea Area Historical Society.

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Guided tour of Chelsea's historic downtown. Wear comfortable shoes.
1-3 p.m., meet at the Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson, Chelsea. $5 suggested donation. 476-2010. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

LASER Cutter Workshop: All Hands Active.

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Learn how to cut & etch with a LASER this Saturday!
Cost: We ask for $10 to $15 for this class.
What does all this wonderful time and money get you?
- Basic instruction on how to use the laser cutter
- 1 hour (in addition / after class time) of use on the laser cutter, with the ability to pay for more time ($10 p/hour for members, $12 p/hour for non members)
- Satisfaction in helping create a fund to maintain, repair, upgrade the laser cutter!
Basic class plans:
- Basic image editing and generation
- Difference between raster and vector
- Pre cut flight check
- How to size your document
- Laser cutter set up and lock/unlock
- Power settings and configurations
- Cleaning the bed
- Basic trouble shooting
- Acceptable materials
- Post cut flight check
FYI: This class is limited to just 8 people. PREREGISTER at now to guarantee your spot!
This class repeats every fourth Saturday of the month!
All Hands Active, 525 E. Liberty St. Donation. $10 to $15. (734) 707-8242. [map]
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 2 & 8 p.m. 

"An Hour in the Theatre": Spirit Uncle Productions.

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Staged readings of 3 one-act plays by Glen Modell. Al Sjoerdsma directs Zach Damon, Laura Tanner, and Liam Weeks in As We Liked It, a play that reveals the true author of Shakespeare's works. Susan Morris directs Laurie Atwood and Steve White in The Bucket Under the Sink, which documents a 50-year-long marital dispute over faulty bathroom plumbing. Joe York directs The Doctor's Office, which depicts Death lurking in the corner of an emergency room, waiting for patients with no health insurance. Cast TBA.
2 & 8 p.m., Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio, 322 W. Ann. $5 donation. 996-1887. [map]
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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Playing with Polymers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades K-5 invited to learn about polymers by using materials like borax and glue to make slime, bouncy balls, and mock snow.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. Jugglers of all skill levels invited for informal practice. Indoor location TBA in case of inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. 761-1115.
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 3 & 8 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 and at the door. 268-6200, 253-2375. [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 p.m. 

Roller Derby Double Header: Ann Arbor Derby Dimes.

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2 roller derby bouts, including Ann Arbor Brawlstars vs. Chicago Outfit's Shade Brigade and Ann Arbor Bruising Co. vs. Chicago Outfit's Shakedown. Hot dogs available.
5:30 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.), Buhr Park Ice Rink, 2751 Packard. $12 suggested donation. [map]
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 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

Fourth Friday Shabbat Service and Potluck: Ann Arbor Reconstructionist Havurah.

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Community welcome to attend musical Kabbalat Shabbat services. Pizza nosh for children and childcare provided during services from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Services are followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner. Reservations preferred, especially for pizza and childcare. Please call (734) 445-1910 or email Jennifer Cohen via website at
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive, Ann Arbor 48108. Free. (734) 445-1910. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Big: the Musical": Dexter Community Players.

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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, [map]
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 7:30-10:30 p.m. 

4th Saturday Contra & Square Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Reuven AnafShalom, Ed Vincent, and Marlin Whitaker call to live music by a band TBA. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a beginner lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $10 (members, $9; students, $5). 786-8380. [map]
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 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Mike E. Winfield: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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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]
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 8 p.m. 

"Andronicus Bound": Threefold Productions.

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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 and at the door. 778-0627. [map]
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 8 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 & 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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 8 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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 9 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Moth Madness and Firefly Frolics: Insects of the Night": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalists Faye Stoner and Ron Gamble discuss nocturnal insects. Followed by a chance to catch various firefly species and look at moths drawn to bait that's been painted on trees. Bring a flashlight. All ages welcome.
9 p.m.-midnight, Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, north off North Territorial, Dexter. Free. $5 park entry fee. 971-6337, ext. 334. [map]
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