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Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 1, 2013






 
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"Ain't Them Bodies Saints": Michigan Theater.

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(David Lowery, 2013). An outlaw escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he's never met. Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck.
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.-5 p.m. 

25th Annual Great Green Yard Sale: Zen Buddhist Temple.

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Aug. 30-Sept. 1. A recycler's bonanza, this popular 3-day sale includes a wide range of donated items (books, dishes, furniture, plants, etc., but no clothes) and discarded items scavenged from local streets and from landlords remodeling their apartments. These include chairs, sofas, desks, dressers, kitchen tables, lamps, and appliances, kitchen ware, and almost anything needed to furnish a student apartment--all cleaned and repaired by Zen Buddhist Temple staff and volunteers. Note: No early sales.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat. & Mon.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Zen Buddhist Temple, 1214 Packard at Wells. Free admission. 761-6520. [map]
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 9 a.m.-evening 

78th Annual Saline Community Fair.

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Aug. 27-Sept. 2. This old-fashioned community fair features agricultural and craft exhibits, rides, and a variety of special events, including the Miss Saline pageant (Aug. 27, 8 p.m.), a "Saline's Got Talent" show (Aug. 30, 6 p.m.), motocross racing (Aug. 30, 7 p.m., $5 admission), the circus troupe Cirque Amongus (Aug. 31, noon-4 p.m.), "Taste of Agriculture" (Sept. 1, Noon-3 p.m.), the USA Auto Enduro Derby (Sept. 1, 6 p.m.), and more. Rides open at 2 p.m. (Aug. 27-30) and 1 p.m. (Aug. 31-Sept. 2).
Noon-9 p.m. (Aug. 27) & 9 a.m.-evening (Aug. 28-Sept. 2), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. $7 admission ($5 for preschool kids on Aug. 29 and for women on Aug. 30; seniors age 65 & older admitted free on Aug. 28 till 1 p.m.). 668-0776. [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.-2 p.m.  Free! 

Improving Birth Fair: Improving Birth Ann Arbor.

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What is Evidence Based Birth? Come learn how to have a memorable, happy birth experience and what birth options are available to you in our community. Learn how to ask the right questions to give you confidence that you will be receiving the best care for you and your baby. Visit with local area doulas, midwives, and educators. Free Face Painting & Balloon Animals. Giveaways! Next to Buhr Park. www.Facebook ImprovingBirth.org Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. Free. ali.polidano@gmail.com [map]
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 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

Improving Birth Fair: Improving Birth Ann Arbor.

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Join us in an international movement to improve maternity care and support the practice of evidence-based care! Come meet the many practitioners that are already practicing evidence based care in the area!
Enjoy great kids activities, free face painting, and a free yoga demonstration by Marlene McGrath!
Visit with FoMM, Center for the Childbearing Year, Lamaze Family Center, La Leche League, Ann Arbor Doulas, and more!
We encourage men, women, and children to come stand in support of evidence-based maternity care and that women have the legal authority and autonomy over what is done to her body and her baby around childbirth.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Avenue. Free. 734-546-4998. carladevries24@gmail.com www.improvingbirth.org [map]
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 11 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

"GamePlay": Briarwood.

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All invited to try out various video game systems.
11 a.m.-6 p.m., Briarwood Macy's corridor (tentative). Free. 769-9610. [map]
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 11:15 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.
11:15 a.m., Mitchell Field (Fuller Rd.) or just west of Fuller pool. Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.
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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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 1-6 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play what's regarded as the world's most difficult board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
1-6 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m.-midnight (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [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 p.m.  Free! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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Every Sun. Docents lead tours of the UMMA collection, with themes based on their interests.
1 p.m. UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (1:30 & 3:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Hubble Vision (Sat. 2:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show about the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope
(Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show the explores how telescopes work and what they can do.

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1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 1:30-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Dancing in the Streets": Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Dance demos and various kinds of traditional dancing with live music on 4 stages. Also, a kids area, an instrument petting zoo, an opening concert by the Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps (1:30-2 p.m., tentative), and a closing concert by the young Detroit-area klezmer ensemble Kids Klez (6:15-7 p.m., location TBA).

North Main: Middle Eastern dance performance by Troupe Ta'amullat (2-2:45 p.m.), Drake Meadow leads Balkan folk dancing to live music by Veselba (2:55-3:40 p.m.), the Hoaloha Polynesian Dance Group with live music by Motor City Ukes (3:50-4:35 p.m.), belly dancing by Unveiled Bellydance (4:45-5:30 p.m.), and Susan Filipiak leads Cajun dancing to live music by Creole du Nord (5:30-6:30 p.m.).

South Main: Concert sets by the old-time string band The Millers (2-3 p.m.), singer-songwriters Kathy Wieland and Judy Insley (3:15-4 p.m.), the Scandinavian music duo of fiddler and nyckelharpa player Bruce Sagan and fiddler Brad Battey (4:15-5 p.m.), and Harmony Bones (5:15-6 p.m.), an ensemble of local musicians Laz Slomovits, Jeanne Mackey, Tom Voiles, and Linda Teaman who perform songs, rounds, and chants.

Washington west of Main: ballroom dancing (2-3 p.m.), swing dancing to live music by the II-V-I Orchestra (3-5:15 p.m.), and a performance by the local straight-ahead jazz ensemble Five Miles More (5:30-6:30 p.m.).

Washington east of Main: Reuven AnafShalom calls contras to live music by the Pittsfield Open Band (2-3 p.m.), Louise Tamres leads waltzing to live music by Susie Lorand, Debbie Jackson, and Alex Belhaj (3:15-4 p.m.), Bob Messer calls English country dances to live music by Betsy Foote and Susan Lazar (4:15-5:15 p.m.), and Colette Kenville leads Charleston dancing to recorded music (5:30-6:30 p.m.).

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1:30-7 p.m., downtown Main St. area. Free. 756-8441, 769-1052.
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Women's Soccer vs. San Diego St.

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2 p.m., U-M Soccer Stadium, 2250 S. State. Free. 764-0247. [map]
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 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Almost Autumn Exploration Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Faye Stoner leads a hike to look at insects, wildflowers, birds, trees, and more.
2-4 p.m., West Lake Preserve, meet on the north side of Waterloo Rd. between Werkner and McKinley, east of M-52, Chelsea. Free. 971-6337, ext. 334.
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

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

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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. 

"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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 4-8 p.m.  Free! 

Thom Bohnert: Exhibit of drawings and sculpture.

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An exhibit of Thom Bohnert's drawings and sculpture opens at Yourist Studio Gallery on Tuesday, August 27 and runs through Friday, October 4, 2013, with an artist's reception on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 5 to 8 pm.
Bohnert brings a unique blend of engineering, poetry, and whimsy to his art, often combining wire armature, wet-looking clay fragments, and surfaces that reflect his deep understanding of clay and glaze chemistry. His evocative, archaeological forms challenge viewers to expand their thinking about the possibilities of clay as medium. Bohnert received an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1971 and has taught drawing and ceramics at Mott Community College in Flint for the past 40 years. His work is widely exhibited and published. Please visit youristpottery.com for gallery hours.
The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. kay@youristpottery.com youristpottery.com [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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 7:15-9 p.m. 

"DJ Skate".

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Skating to Top 40 music.
7:15-9 p.m. (6-8:50 p.m. on Dec. 31), Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr. (off Manchester Rd., 1/2 mile south of the intersection of Old US-12 & M-52), Chelsea. $5 (children 14 & under, $3) admission, $3 skate rental. 433-4444. [map]
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Science camp for kids ages 6-14
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