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Friday, September 6, 2013






 
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"Europa Report": Michigan Theater.

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(Sebastian Cordero, 2013). An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon.
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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"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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"Salinger": Michigan Theater.

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Sept. 6-12. Shane Salerno's 2013 documentary about the private world of the late fiction writer J.D. Salinger and the influence of his work.
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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 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 

61st Annual Book Sale: American Association of University Women Fundraiser.

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Sept. 6-8. This community institution, one of the largest book sales in in the country, offers CDs, DVDs, videos, and thousands of books sorted by subject and sold at feeding-frenzy prices starting at $1. Half price on Sept. 7 and $8 a bag (bags provided) on Sept. 8.
10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sept. 6 & 7) & 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sept. 8), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free admission. 973-6287. [map]
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 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.. 

Camera Club--OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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Class meets first Friday of the month, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. September 6, 2013 - August 1, 2014
Sharing and viewing photos of people, places and things is what brings Camera Club members together. We explore new ways to shoot, frame and use our photos. We experience the beauty and excitement of traveling throughout the world through the eyes of other members. In short, we inspire each other to take photos and to expand our horizons. This class meets once per month and is facilitated by Bev Chethik and Jon Stinson.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $70. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 10 a.m. - 6 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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 Noon  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

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Sept. 6: Universiti Sains Malaysia humanities professor Ooi Keat Gin on "War and 'Peace': Borneo, 1941-1950." Sept. 27: Cornell University government professor Andrew Mertha on "Brothers in Arms: Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979."
Noon, 1636 International Institute (Sept. 6), SSWB, 1080 South University and Michigan League Room D (Sept. 27). Free. 764-0352. [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Great Books at the Senior Center": Chelsea District Library.

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CDL and Chelsea Senior Center staff lead a book discussion for all adults.

Sept. 6: A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson's hilarious best-seller about his 5-month-long adventure hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Oct. 4: The Good Father, Noah Hawley's suspenseful psychological novel about a physician's quest to unlock the mind of a suspected political assassin--his own 20-year-old son.

Nov. 1: Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer's account of the harrowing experiences of a group of mountain climbers who attempted Mt. Everest.

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1 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
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 4 p.m. 

Run Woodstock: Running Fit.

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An event filled week¬ end but lots of time to mel¬ low, med¬ i¬ tate and make out. Entry into any Sat¬ urday morn¬ ing run/-walk event or week¬ end pass gets you entry into all the week¬ end laid back runs, hippy hikes, music, yoga and nonsense!
Timed Event dis¬ tances: Flower Power 5 mile, Hippy Half, Mel¬ low Marathon, Freak 50K, Peace Love & 50 Miles, LSD 100K and the Hal¬ lu¬ ci¬ na¬ tion 100 Mile!
And dig this, we also have laid back runs, The Far Out 5K, Trip¬ pin' 5K/-10K and Free Love 5 Mile - evening runs have the option to get in some "Nat¬ ural" miles.
Get in a run, mel¬ low out, lis¬ ten to tunes, do some yoga and go for another run! Or just come for the music!- At Run Wood¬ stock, find har¬ mony and get into the groove, and invite your body to regain its karmic balance.
Tie dye, peace signs and other head shop look¬ ing race paraphernalia.
The 100 mile finisher's belt buckle is far out! Smile Every fin¬ isher gets a groovy peace sign medal!
Hell Creek Ranch, Pinckney, 10866 Cedar Lake Rd, Pinckney. Early registration relative to event entered through 8/4/13 ranges from $39 - $149. 929-9027. events@runningfit.com http://runwoodstock.com/ [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Center for South Asian Studies Lectures.

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Sept. 6: U-M art history professor Nachiket Chanchani on "Figures of Speech: Picturing Poetry in Fifteenth-Century Gujarat." Sept. 17: Institute of Economic Growth (India) sociology professor Amita Baviskar on "Good to Eat, Good to Think: India's Changing Food Cultures." Sept. 20: Amherst College anthropology professor Nusrat Chowdhury on "Revealing Powers: Money, Morality, and Politics in Bangladesh."
4 p.m., 1636 International Institute (except Sept. 17, room 1644), SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 615-4059. [map]
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 4:30, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Blue Jasmine": Michigan Theater.

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(Woody Allen, 2013). A life crisis leads a woman to reconnect with her sister in San Francisco. Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin.
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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 4:45-6:15 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Sat. & game days (Sept. 7 & 14). 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.
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Sept. 2), 4:45-6:15 p.m. (all other Mon.-Fri.), 1-3 p.m. (Sept. 7 game day), & 7:30-9:30 a.m. (Sept. 14 game day), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]
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 5 p.m.  Free! 

Musicology Lectures: U-M School of Music.

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Sept. 6, 20, & 27. Lectures by U-M and visiting scholars. Sept. 6: U-M musicology professor Stefano Mengozzi on "Sacred Words in Ordinary Sounds: Revisiting Musical Humanism." Sept. 20: University of California-Berkeley ethnomusicology professor Jocelyne Guilbault on "Performing Selective Cosmopolitanism." Sept. 27: Tufts University music professor David Locke on "Listening to African Traditional Music."
5 p.m., 506 Burton Tower. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 5 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Women's Soccer vs. Pepperdine.

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5 p.m., U-M Soccer Stadium, 2250 S. State. Free. 764-0247. [map]
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 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Fun Friday": U-M Natural History Museum.

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With screenings of the 30-minute planetarium show Star Talk (5:30, 6:30, 7:30, & 8:30 p.m.) about what you can see in the current night sky, a reading of Meghan McCarthy's Astronaut Handbook (6 & 7 p.m.) with images from the book projected on the planetarium dome, the 30-minute demo "Life: How Do We Find It?" (6 p.m.), and 30-minute dinosaur tours (7 & 8 p.m.). Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Space limited for each event.
5-9 p.m., Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free admission. Planetarium shows are $3. 764-0478. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football": Nicola's Books.

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Best-selling sports writer John U. Bacon discusses his new book about the state of the football programs at Penn State, Ohio State, U-M, and Northwestern. Signing.
6 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 6:30-8 p.m. 

Aerial Sampler: A2 Aviary.

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Are you curious about aerial arts and circus style fitness, but don't know where to start? Try a bit of everything at this all levels 1.5 hour aerial sampler platter! Students will get an overview of the basics of Aerial Silks, Aerial Hammock, Lyra (Aerial Hoop), and Static Trapeze as well as ample time to play on each apparatus. Who wants to try it all?
$25 per student
6 student maximum
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-sampler/ [map]
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 7-10 p.m. 

Annual Barn Dance: Salem Area Historical Society.

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Square dancing to live music by Picks & Sticks and the band's caller. Cider and doughnuts available. Proceeds used to preserve the nearby Jarvis Stone School and Dickerson Barn.
7-10 p.m., Three Cedars Barn, Six Mile Rd. at Curtis Rd. north off North Territorial. $5 (SAHS members, $3) at the door only. (248) 437-6651.
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 7 p.m. 

Big Ten/Pac 12 Challenge: U-M Women's Volleyball.

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Sept. 6 & 7. The U-M plays matches on Sept 6 against Oregon State (7 p.m.) and on Sept. 7 against Oregon (2 p.m.).
7 p.m. (Sept. 6) & 2 p.m. (Sept. 7), Cliff Keen Varsity Arena, S. State at Hoover. $7 & $8 (seniors & youth, $5). 764-0247.
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Euchre Night: St. Thomas Lutheran Church.

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All invited to play.
7 p.m., Freedom Child Care Center, 8753 Pleasant Lake Rd. just west of Parker Rd. Free. 663-7511. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

FLY Fridays: Paint & Pour!: FLY Children's Art Center.

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Let's celebrate First Fridays Art Night in downtown Ypsilanti! Come paint with us at the FLY Studio. Canvas and painting supplies provided, and artistic inspiration and guidance will be available...BYOBeverage and friends for a fun, artsy night out! Students will leave with their own original painted artwork. Tuition is $25 per student...register at flyartcenterorg. For more info on Bona Cera's First Fridays: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Fridays-Ypsilanti/552291158134650
FLY Children's Art Center Studio, 40 N Huron Street, Ypsilanti. $25. info@flyartcenter.org flyartcenter.org [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown BookFest Reception: Ann Arbor District Library.

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West Side Book Shop owner Jay Platt discusses his 33 years as a local bookseller to introduce Ann Arbor Bookstores Past and Present, a new AADL exhibit organized in conjunction with the Kerrytown BookFest (see 8 Sunday listing). Also, live music by harpist Deborah Gabrion and refreshments.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Rudolf Steiner Study Circle of Ann Arbor.

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Aug. 9 & 23, Sept. 6 & 20. All invited to join an ongoing discussion of the late U-M physics professor emeritus Ernst Katz's Core Anthroposophy. Familiarity with Rudolf Steiner's basic ideas is helpful.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes. Free. 944-4903. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Colin Hay: The Ark.

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The former frontman of Men at Work, this Australian singer-songwriter recently released American Sunshine, a collection of tuneful meditations on life, love, maturity, and perserverence. His live repertoire includes both Men at Work hits and Hay's recent and new songs. ""While the music was outstanding, between-the-songs banter was brilliant. Hay is a master storyteller of the hilarious kind," says a Silver Tongue (Atlanta) reviewer. Opening act is Chris Trapper, a Boston-based pop-rock singer-songwriter whose songs have been recorded by the likes of Great Big Sea and featured on the soundtracks of several films and TV shows.
8 p.m., Power Center. Tickets $27-$50 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org; and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Ken Evans: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Sept. 6 & 7. Chicago comic with a snappy delivery and a dry, somewhat warped sense of humor who likes to spar with the audience. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 314 E. Liberty. $10 reserved seating in advance, $12 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

The Duhks: The Ark.

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Self-styled "progressive soul-grass" blending traditional French Canadian, Scots/Maritime, and Appalachian idioms with supercharged island rhythms by this acclaimed Winnipeg quintet fronted by the punk-soul vocals of Jessee Havey. Other members are fiddler Tania Elizabeth, banjoist Leonard Podolak, guitarist Jordan McConnell, and percussionist Scott Senior. "The Duhks, a Canadian prog-folk band, turn 'Camptown Races' into a jittery, polyrhythmic island number. It's splendid," says Washington Times writer Scott Galupo in his review of the band's revelatory contribution to the CD Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $21 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Men's Soccer vs. South Florida.

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

"Jason Moran's Fats Waller Dance Party": University Musical Society.

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Award-winning young jazz pianist and bandleader Moran is joined by renowned bassist and vocalist Meshell Ndegeocello in a lively program of music by legendary jazz pianist and composer Fats Waller. Moran, DownBeat Magazine's 2011 "Jazz Artist of the Year," is known as a probing conceptualist whose bracing, genre-crossing performances draw on a variety of musical styles. Tonight's program is not a strict interpretation of Waller's swinging songbook; rather, Moran breaks down popular songs such as "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Jitterbug Waltz" into riffs and melodies that he and the band build on with dance rhythms ranging from Motown to house and hip-hop. With bassist Tarus Mateen, drummer Charles Haynes, trumpeter and vocalist Leron Thomas, trombonist Joshua Roseman, and vocalist Lisa Harris. The musicians are joined by the Harlem-based dance troupe Organic Magnetics, whose choreographed dances encourage attendees to join them on the open dance floor. General admission standing-room, with limited general seating. Food and regional craft beers and wine available (not included in ticket price).
8 p.m., Downtown Home & Garden courtyard, 210 S. Ashley. General admission $35, in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Les Miserables": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Sept. 5-8. Rachel Francisco directs local actors 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 Anthony Provenzola, Michael Smith, January Provenzola, Katy Kujala, Dustin Lolli, Robby Griswold, Kimmy Hay, Chris Shewchenko, Trisha Fountain, Audrey Waugh, and Landon Brimacombe.
8 p.m. (Sept. 5-7) & 2 p.m. (Sept. 8), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $25 (seniors age 60 & over, $22; students, $13; Thurs., $19) in advance at a2ct.org, and (if available) at the door. 971-2228. [map]
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 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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 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 

"Friday Night Swing (& Blues)": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Danc.

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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]
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