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Sunday, August 18, 2013






 
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"A Hijacking": Michigan Theater.

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(Tobias Lindholm, 2012). Drama about a Danish freighter that's captured by Somali pirates. Danish, 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
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"Museum Hours": Michigan Theater.

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Tentative. (Jem Cohen, 2012). Drama about the friendship between a Vienna museum guard and an enigmatic visitor. German & English, 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

Sunday Rides: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun. Round-trip rides with various paces, distances, and destinations.

Aug. 4 (9 a.m.): "Lakes Ride." Fast-paced 95-mile ride (646-9015) along a route that passes 5 lakes west and north of Manchester.

Aug. 11 (10 a.m., meet at the municipal parking lot, Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., 1 block south of Michigan Ave., Saline): "Adrian Mural Ride." Fast-paced 60-mile ride (476-4944) to Adrian for brunch, along with a chance to view 4 Mexican-flavored murals on the route home.

Aug. 18 (9 a.m.): "Strawberry Lake Ride." Fast/moderate-paced 80-mile and 60-mile (944-0730) and slow-paced 37-mile (996-9461) rides to hunt for strawberries with a lunch stop in Dexter.

Aug. 25 (8 a.m.): "Jackson Parlour Ride." Fast/moderate-paced 100 mile ride (995-2944) to Jackson to visit one of the most popular ice cream parlors in southeastern Michigan. The return includes a ride through the Civil War Muster in Cascades Park.

Sept. 1 (9 a.m.): "Democratic Ride." A ride whose pace and destination are determined by the assembled riders.

Sept. 8 (9 a.m.): "Hathaway House Ride." Fast-paced 90-mile ride (426-4989) to Blissfield for brunch at the historic Hathaway House restaurant.

Sept. 15 (9 a.m.): "Zukey Lake Tavern Brunch Ride." Fast/moderate-paced 69-mile ride (476-4944) to Zukey Lake Tavern in Pinckney for brunch.

Sept. 22 & 29: TBA.

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Various times, meet at Wheeler Park (except as noted), N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 904-6431. [map]
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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Saline Antiques & Vintage Market.

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Aug. 17 & 18. Show and sale of antiques and vintage items in various styles, including Americana Art Deco, mission, mid-century modern, industrial, shabby chic, continental, and more. Deliveries available. Concessions.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. $6 (children age 12 & under accompanied by an adult, free). salinemarket@gmail.com, (937) 875-0808. [map]
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 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Dog Days of Summer at the Arb": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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All invited to walk their dog at the Arb. Also, the Huron Valley Humane Society provides pet adoption information. Bring a picnic if you wish. All dogs must be leashed.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., U-M Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts. Free. 647-7600. [map]
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 10:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
10:15 a.m., Mitchell Field (Fuller Rd.) or just west of Fuller pool. Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.
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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, with emphasis on a particular medium or theme each week. Aug. 4: "Urban Fairies of Ann Arbor" features a Q&A with fairy door creator Jonathan Wright (1:30 p.m.), crafts (noon-3 p.m.), dancing to live music by an Irish band, and a fairy costume contest. Aug. 11: Artisanal foods. Aug. 18: Ceramics and pottery. Aug. 25: Sculpture and assemblage.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]
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 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Piazza Zingermanza": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Aug. 17 & 18. Taste samples and sale of hams, cheeses, oils, and other Italian foods. Also, demos of how to make mozzarella and the ancient art of splitting open a wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Zingerman's Events on Fourth, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free admission. 663-3400. [map]
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 Noon-6 p.m.  Free! 

34th Annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival.

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Aug. 16-18. 100,000 people usually visit this award-winning cultural heritage showcase of historical exhibits, tours, live entertainment (see below), kids activities, contests, and much more in Riverside Park, Frog Island Park, and Depot Town. Also, open houses at several museums and historic buildings, an arts & crafts fair, a Living History Native American Powwow and Encampment, and the "Riverside Beer Garden" with a casino. Lots of food and drinks available. Related events include the Ypsilanti Garden Club 15th Annual Garden Walk (Aug. 17, noon-5 p.m., $10 in advance at various Ypsilanti locations listed at ypsilantigardenclub.org) and "Chautauqua at the Riverside" (see August 17 listing). For updated entertainment schedule see ypsilantiheritagefestival.com. Today:

At the Riverside Beer Garden Main Stage: the Hastings (MI) Western swing, country, and blues band (noon-12:50 p.m.), the young talented Traverse City flat-picking guitarist and singer Billy Strings (1:10-2 p.m.), Americana folk-rock singer-songwriter Joshua Davis (2:20-3:20 p.m.), and the Detroit folk-rock singer-songwriter Jill Jack (3:40-4:45 p.m.).

At the EMU Community Stage: the local barbershop choral group the Huron Valley Harmonizers (noon-12:45 p.m.), Ypsilanti country and Americana band Salt City (2:05-2:50 p.m., tentative), and other performers TBA.

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Noon-6 p.m., Depot Town/Riverside Park, Ypsilanti. Free admission (nominal charge for some special events). 483-6071.
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 Noon-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Chautauqua at the Riverside": Ypsilanti Heritage Festival.

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Aug. 17 & 18. Series of talks and musical performances that celebrate Ypsilanti history. Also, an exhibit of vintage wedding dresses in the lobby and an exhibit of map-related art in the gallery. In conjunction with the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival (see Aug. 16 listing). Today: Congressman John Dingell leads a panel discussion on "America's Newest National Park: River Raisin National Battlefield" (noon). Henry Ford Community College history professor Hal Friedman discusses the "200th Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie" (1 p.m.). A lantern slide show on "Augustus Brevoort Woodward: The Man, the Avenue, and All Those Cool Cars in Ypsilanti" (2 p.m.). "Wait! Wait! Don't Confuse Me!" (3 p.m.), a Wait, Wait! Don't Tell Me!-style game show in which a panel of local raconteurs describes photographs of former Ypsilanti landmarks and residents, and the audience decides which stories are true. The Ypsilanti Town Band (4 p.m.) performs music from 1880-1920.
Noon-5 p.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted. 481-9285. [map]
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 Noon-5 p.m. 

"Pin & Plate Shoots": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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All invited to shoot handguns at bowling pins and steel plates. Bring your own gun and ammunition. TCSL also sponsors military rifle shoots ($15, 10 a.m.-noon) on June 15 & July 20.
Noon-5 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 per 20-shot round (tentative). 429-9561. [map]
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 Noon-4 p.m. 

"ScienceFest: Build, Tinker, Invent!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Aug. 17 & 18. Hands-on building activities.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Aug. 17) & noon-4 p.m. (Aug. 18), AAHOM Concourse and Legacy Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & infants, free). 995-5439. [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Meditation and Christian Mysticism": Center of Light.

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Join us for this 6-week introductory course designed for modern-day mystics. Classes include teachings on the inner spiritual path, meditation, soul, light, prayer and blessing. Classes offered on an ongoing rolling basis, join us when you can.
Ann Arbor Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. (N. Main just before Hwy, on left). Free. 734-330-5048. revselena@centersoflight.org http://www.centersoflight.org/annarbor.html [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. 

"Kerrytown Market & Shops Courtyard Concert Series": Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Sun. A variety of local performers.

Aug. 4: Gemini, the nationally acclaimed local acoustic duo of twin brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits.

Aug. 11: Joe Reilly, a local singer-songwriter whose songs draw on blues, Native American, and other traditional American idioms and address ecological and spiritual themes.

Aug. 18: Royal Garden Trio, a local trio led by guitarist Brian Delaney that plays early jazz standards and Hot Club-style gypsy jazz.

Aug. 25: Dave Sharp Trio, a jazz trio led by veteran local bassist Sharp.

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1-3 p.m., Kerrytown courtyard. Free. 369-3107. [map]
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 1:30 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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June 22 & 24: The Muppets Take Manhattan (Frank Oz, 1984). Musical comedy in which Kermit discovers why they say there's a broken heart for every light on Broadway. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy.

June 29 & July 1: All about Eve (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1950). This multi-Oscar-winning film features Bette Davis in her greatest role as an aging Broadway diva who's clawed her way to the top, only to be threatened by a fan-turned-parasite. With Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm, and a cameo by Marilyn Monroe.

July 6 & 8: A Hard Day's Night (Richard Lester, 1964). The Beatles' joyously exuberant film debut, a visually arresting, slapstick version of two typical days in their life. Features "Can't Buy Me Love," "And I Love Her," and other early Beatles songs.

July 13 & 15: A Day at the Races (Sam Wood, 1937). The Marx Brothers enter a horse in a steeplechase to win enough money to save from financial ruin a sanitarium where Groucho, a horse doctor illicitly employed as the director, has his eyes on one of the patients, a wealthy hypochondriac.

July 20 & 22: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977). Spellbinding classic about alien contact. Richard Dreyfuss.

July 27 & 29: Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939). The classic film musical based on L. Frank Baum's beloved children's fantasy. Judy Garland.

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1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Tues.), Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"The Crypto Capers Series": Barnes & Noble.

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Award-winning romance novelist Renee Hand discusses her interactive mystery series for kids ages 8-13. Signing.
2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

Mira Shifrin: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This Ann Arbor-born flutist performs classical music. Proceeds go toward a custom flute for Shifrin.
2 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Exploring the Spike Preserve": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Faye Stoner leads the first formal hike in this new preserve that includes wetlands, mature woods, and open fields.
2-4 p.m., Spike Preserve, off Grass Lake Rd. just east of Sylvan Rd., Sharon Twp. Free. 971-6337, ext. 334.
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Aug. 4 & 18. 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 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. 

"My Name Is Asher Lev": Performance Network Professional Season.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 8-Sept. 8, and Sept. 14 & 15. David Magidson directs the Michigan premiere of Aaron Posner's drama adapted from Chaim Potok's 1972 novel about a boy growing up in a sheltered Hasidic community in 1950s Brooklyn, who discovers he has a prodigious talent as an artist. Immersing himself in an art form steeped in Christian imagery, he produces a masterwork, The Brooklyn Crucifixions, that he hesitates to exhibit since it may bring shame on his family and community. Stars Mitchell Koory, Naz Edwards, & Loren Bass. The Sept. 1 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. (Aug. 24 & Sept. 7), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Aug. 8), $22 (Aug. 9, 11, & 15), and $30 (Aug. 10). Aug. 16 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After Aug. 16: $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 p.m. 

"My Other Voice": AKip Productions.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 15-Sept. 1. Ari Laura Kreith directs local actors in U-M grad Alex Kip's play, based on his own experience, about a U-M musical theater student who learns he has cancer just as he's planning to participate in a showcase for casting directors in NYC. Cast: Meg Aldridge, Jim Cavalcoli, Scott Crownover, Al Fallick, Alex Kip, Anne Miranda, Reilly Richardson, Ximone Rose, and Trevor St. John-Gilbert.
2 p.m. (Sun.), 7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), & 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $25 in advance at myothervoice.org, and at the door. (614) 832-8304. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"The CCC Circle of Life": Children's Creative Center 20th Anniversary Production.

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Aug. 14-18. Local kids present a musical based on The Lion King, with excerpts of songs from all the musicals CCC has performed over the last 20 years.
7:30 p.m. (Aug. 14-17) & 2 p.m. (Aug. 18), Children's Creative Center, 1600 Pauline (at Kay Pkwy. east of Stadium). Tickets $50 for Aug. 15 benefit show that includes a twilight reception & $15 (students & seniors, $10) for Aug. 15-18 in advance and at the door. 769-0019. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"Translations": Carriage House Theatre.

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Aug. 15-18, 22-25, & 29-31. Angie Feak directs local actors in Brian Friel's tender and funny drama, set in 1833 rural Ireland, about an English officer who comes to Anglicize a small town but ends up falling in love with it, its language, and a young woman who attends the local school.
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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 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Cow's Eye Dissection": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. except July 5 & 6. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demo exploring how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Exhibit Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [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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 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.
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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 6-7 p.m. 

Bellydance Conditioning: A2 Aviary.

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This class combines bellydance movements with traditional fitness training to build your strength, stability and balance. Don't worry, the burning is normal.
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $12. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/hurts-so-good-bellydance-conditioning/ [map]
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 7-8 p.m. 

Bellydance Technique and Choreography: A2 Aviary.

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This class will drill your dance fundamentals and teaches choreography to music from traditional to Macklemore. Coral Rose of Unveiled Bellydance and Lunatic Vagabonds will teach you to bellydance to anything on your playlist!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $15. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belly_dance [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge: The Ark.

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Acoustic roots music with a heavy dose of improvisation by the guitar duo of Lage, a 25-year-old jazz guitar virtuoso and former prodigy who was playing with the likes of Carlos Santana at age 8, and Eldridge, a bluegrass-based guitarist who is a member of Chris Thile's progressive bluegrass outfit Punch Bothers.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio and the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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