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Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 24, 2013






 
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 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Dressage at Waterloo": Waterloo Hunt Club.

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Competitive equine ballet by skilled regional horses and riders, highlighted by graceful freestyle routines set to music. Bring your own lawn chairs; no pets. Concessions.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free. 426-2088.
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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. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
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 9-11:30 a.m. & 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Aug. 20-31, except Aug. 25. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows.
3:30-5 p.m. & 7-9:30 p.m. (Aug. 20); 9-11:30 a.m., 3-5 p.m., & 7-9:30 p.m. (Aug. 21) 9-11:30 a.m. & 8-10 p.m. (Aug. 22); 7:30-10 p.m. (Aug. 23); 9-11:30 a.m. & 7-9 p.m. (Aug. 24); 10:30 a.m.-noon & 7-10 p.m. (Aug. 26); 10:30-11:40 a.m. & 6:30-8:40 p.m. (Aug. 27), 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 8-10 p.m. (Aug. 28), 9-10:30 a.m. & 7:30-10 p.m. (Aug. 29), 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Aug. 30); & 10 a.m.-noon (Aug. 31 game day), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]
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 10 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m. 

Canceled. "The Ann Arbor Architectural Tour".

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This event has been canceled.
10 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m. (Sat.) and 1 & 3 p.m. (Sun.), meet at the corner of E. Liberty and Maynard (across from Biggby Coffee). $12 (kids age 5 & under, free). Reservations requested. (517) 392-5113.
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 10 a.m.-noon  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 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Country Arts & Crafts Fair: Salem Area Historical Society.

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Show and sale of art, antiques, and handmade crafts. Also, craft demos and concessions.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jarvis Stone School, 7991 North Territorial at Curtis, Salem Twp. Free admission. (248) 486-5515. [map]
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 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Pioneer Men's Cross-Country Free Carwash: Pioneer High School Men's Cross Country Team.

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Bring your cars and your friends! The Pioneer Cross Country team is having the annual fund raising carwash on August 24th from 10-2 PM. A small donation is encouraged. The team will be washing and drying your car!!
Pioneer High School, 601 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. steven.arrivo@gmail.com pioneercrosscountry.com [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. 

"WWII in Their Own Words": Dexter District Library.

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Oral historian Larry Martin gives a presentation that includes memorabilia on display and interviews with WWII survivors. Q&A. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. June 15: Part 1 of a recorded interview with Eugene Bleil, a survivor of the Bataan Death March, a 65-mile march by 75,000 American and Filipino soldiers who surrendered to the Japanese on April 9, 1942. June 22: Part 2 of a recorded interview with Eugene Bleil (see above). Aug. 24: A recorded interview with Alexander Jefferson, a veteran Tuskegee Airman who flew 18 combat missions in the P-51 fighter plane before being shot down over Toulon, France and sent to Stalag Luft 3 in Poland as a POW.
10 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine St., Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Annual Bonsai Show: Ann Arbor Bonsai Society.

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Aug. 24 & 25. Display of more than elegant bonsai grown by club members. This year's show features many bonsai made with native trees. Also, bonsai demos, expert advice, and a sale of trees, soil, tools, pots, and other supplies.
10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Admission $3 (age 16 & under, free). Metered parking. programs@annarborbonsaisociety.org. [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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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Storytime: Nicola's Books.

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Every Sat. An experienced storyteller spins yarns for kids age 7 & under.
11 a.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 11 a.m. & 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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 Noon-1 p.m. 

Hand Balance (Hand & Headstands): A2 Aviary.

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This class will work on the basic steps to this popular inversion. Never before balanced on your hands? Got some handstand know-how but want some tips and tricks? This class works with beginner-level students on building the courage and strategies for inversions on the hands. Focuses on alignment, flexibility, and strength. Will also cover spotting, falling, breath, and subtle adjustment. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by demonstration of handstand tips and tricks, and practice with spotters.
$15 per student
Drop in students welcome, but registering online will guarantee you a spot in class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $15. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/hand-balance/ [map]
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 1-2 p.m. 

Flexibility (Intro to Contortion): A2 Aviary.

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This class can take your flexibility from basic warm up stretching to beginning contortion poses, all levels are welcome to train at your own pace. We will focus on safely exploring your limits through proper warm up and mat exercises to take home. Come increase your bendy power, learn to prevent injuries through safe stretching, breathe, and stretch in a supportive environment.
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $12. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/flexibility/ [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. 

"Professor Ray's Everyday Science": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Aug. 10, 11, 24, & 25. Museum staff give family-friendly science demos. Aug. 10 & 11: "Mind Over Matter" features experiments with extreme states of solids, liquids, and gases. Aug. 24 & 25: "Good Vibes" features sound experiments, including the chance to see a flame extinguished by sound.
1 & 3 p.m., AAHOM Legacy Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [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 http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/ 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. joshdont@gmail.com http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/ [map]
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 2 p.m. 

Recycled Beach Bags: FLY Children's Art Center.

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Turn an ordinary shirt into an awesome tote! Join artist Kelly Zechmeister-Smith and learn how upcycling can be fun and useful, and leave with a cute, washable tote that's perfect for the pool or beach!Tuition cost is $10/student, students ages 6 to adult are welcome! Classes will be at the new FLY Studio, 40 N. Huron in downtown Ypsilanti. Register at flyartcenter.org to secure your space!
FLY Children's Art Center Studio, 40 N Huron Street, Ypsilanti. $10. info@flyartcenter.org flyartcenter.org [map]
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 2:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to practice their juggling skills. Beginners welcome. 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. 

"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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 3 & 8 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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 4 p.m. 

Yoga Event This Saturday to Benefit Food Gatherers: Vie Fitness & Spa.

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Vie: Fitness & Spa welcomes the public to a live, interactive yoga and music event to benefit Food Gatherers on Saturday, August 24 at 4:00 pm.
The event, facilitated by Tori Reynolds and Ben Rivet - a duo called GO W/ THE FLOW, have traveled the country with their dynamic yoga program: Rivet plays live music and sets the beat loop to accompany Reynolds who leads participants in her Vinyasa flow yoga. The duo has performed to packed stadiums and has a huge social media following.
The yoga and music portion of the event lasts 90 minutes, followed by a casual wine reception with Reynolds and Rivet in Vie's Juice Bar.
Vie Fitness & Spa, 209 S. Ashley. Donation. $35. 734.665.2156. lauren@viefit.com www.viefit.com [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 www.aarecon.org/contact-us.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive, Ann Arbor 48108. Free. (734) 445-1910. www.aarecon.org [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Health Lectures: Nutritional Healing Center.

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Aug. 14: Nutritionist Kerry Cradit on "Arteries & the Truth About Cholesterol." Aug. 24: Chiropractor Amanda Childress on "The Truth About Fats." Aug. 28: Chiropractor Denise Acton on "Weight Loss."
7 p.m., NHC, 3610 W. Liberty. Free. 302-7575. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying": Father Gabriel Richard High School Dramalums.

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Aug. 22-25. Anne Kolaczkowski-Magee directs recent Gabriel Richard grads in Frank Loesser's 1961 musical farce about an ambitious young man who sets out to climb the corporate ladder and quickly rises to the top, taking his faithful secretary along with him. The score includes "A Secretary Is Not a Toy," "I Believe in You," and "Brotherhood of Man." The Aug. 22 show is a gala fundraiser with dinner ($100).
7:30 p.m. (Aug. 22-24) & 1:30 p.m. (Aug. 25), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $10 (except Aug. 22 gala, $100) in advance & at the door. 662-0496, ext. 200. [map]
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 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Mike Bonner: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Aug. 23 & 24. A longtime regular on BET's Comic View, this Detroit native specializes in slightly wacky observational humor about family life with his wife and 3 kids. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 314 E. Liberty, (below Seva restaurant). $8 reserved seating in advance, $10 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Tuck & Patti: The Ark.

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Virtuosic pop jazz by the veteran husband-and-wife duo of singer-songwriter Patti Cathcart and guitarist Tuck Andress. Their repertoire also includes American popular standards, humorous songs, and even occasional offbeat experiments like an acoustic version of Jimi Hendrix's "Castles Made of Sand."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 8 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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 8 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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 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

"Milonga Picante": U-M Michigan Argentine Tango Club.

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Aug. 10 & 24. Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Michigan Union Anderson Room. $10 (members, $5). umich.edu/~umtango. [map]
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