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]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://runwoodstock.com/ [map]
WAS member Karen Markey leads a hike through the park to look for fall warblers and other southbound migrants.
8-11 a.m., meet in the Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. Free. $5 vehicle entrance fee. 994-3569. [map]
Every Sat., Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 40-100 miles, on low-traffic roads in Washtenaw, Jackson, Livingston, and Ingham counties. Brunch stop.
9 a.m., meet in front of Zou Zou's, 101 N. Main at Middle, Chelsea. Free. 645-1205, 645-5696, 478-0424, 646-1507, 678-8297. [map]
Every Sat. Beginner-friendly slow-paced (22 miles) and moderate/fast-paced (30-100 miles) round-trip rides to Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond, with stops at the Dexter Bakery or Zou Zou's and Pierce's in Chelsea. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
9 a.m. (Apr., May, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (June-Aug.), & 10 a.m. (Nov.), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St.. Free. 604-0696 (Apr. 5 & 12 rides), 996-9461 (Apr. 19), 663-5060 (Apr. 26), 546-1047 (May 3), 996-4985 (May 10), 274-6350 (May 17), 604-0696 (May 24), 994-6340 (May 31). [map]
Sept. 7 & 8. A chance to sample the various water sports the club offers, including sailing and windsurfing. Bring a bathing suit, change of clothes, towel, sunblock, and sunglasses.
9 a.m.-sunset (Sept. 7) & noon-sunset (Sept. 8), 8010 Strawberry Lake Road (left from Mast off North Territorial), Dexter. Free. 426-4299. [map]
Talk by professional engineer Stanley A. Beattie, a signer of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Refreshments. The program begins with coffee & socializing.
9:45 a.m.-noon, location TBA, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 973-5593. [map]
A program of hikes, storytelling, songs, puppets, and crafts for kids ages 1-3 (accompanied by a caregiver). Snacks provided; dress for the outdoors.
Mar. 3: "Dr. Seuss on the Loose." Decorate a truffula tree and make Yurtle the Turtle towers.
Apr. 14: "Spring Awakening." Discover the plants and animals that are waking up from their winter slumber through a nature hike, hands-on activities, and stories.
May 5: "Frog Frenzy." Find frogs n the Critter House and do a frog-related craft
10-11:30 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $7 per child. 997-1553. [map]
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]
Fun and Learning Music Studio is providing a free group music lesson once a month on Saturday mornings. It will be approximately 1 hour, starting promptly at 10am. This class is appropriate for 4 1/2 year olds to 7 year olds. One parent must be in attendance for the entire session.
Snacks and drinks will be provided, questions about our curriculum, group and private lessons will be answered! We provide private instruction for piano and voice from age 5 to adult. Group lessons are a general music course with concentration on piano skills.
Please RSVP to reserve a space for you and your child(ren). Email or call email@example.com or call 734-417-1167
Fun and Learning Music Studio, 4115 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. 734-417-1167. firstname.lastname@example.org www.childrensmusicacademy.org [map]
New this season, we will be offering water aerobics for swimmers and non-swimmers alike. You'll experience the fun of a water exercise program including low-impact aerobic conditioning, stretching and strengthening. Everyone is welcome to our ramp-entry accessible pool for this eight-week class. Fees: $55 resident/$70 nonresident. Call 734.794.6237 to register or for additional information. Mack Indoor Pool (715 Brooks St. inside Ann Arbor Open School). www.a2gov.org/mack. Visit our website for additional sessions into the fall and winter months.
Tuesdays, Sept. 3 - Oct. 22, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Saturdays, Sept. 7 - Oct. 26, 9 to 10 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m.
Mack Indoor Pool, 715 Brooks Street (inside Ann Arbor Open School). 734.794.6237. email@example.com www.a2gov.org/mack [map]
Realities of Parenthood - Ann Arbor - September 7
Becoming a parent is a wonderful, exciting, and beautiful thing! The reality is that having a baby is also stressful, confusing, and exhausting. A baby changes everything! Learn how to keep your relationship strong, how to take care of yourself, handle the stress that a baby brings, how to build support, and much more. Class meets 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, September 7 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: http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/events.html
East Ann Arbor Health Center, 4260 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. $15. 734/764-0396. firstname.lastname@example.org http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/ [map]
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. email@example.com youristpottery.com [map]
Sept. 7 & 8. Museum staff lead hands-on activities for preschoolers.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sept. 7) & noon-4 p.m. (Sept. 8), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
Sept. 7 & 21 and Oct. 5. WCPARC naturalist Faye Stoner leads a series of hikes to learn about trees found in the area, including honey locusts, tulip trees, black oaks, yellow birches, and others.
10 a.m.-noon, Park Lyndon North (Sept. 7), North Territorial Rd., east of M-52, Lyndon Twp.; Kosch Headwaters Preserve (Sept. 21), 3268 N. Prospect, ╝ mile south of Ford Rd., Ypsilanti; Burns-Stokes Preserve (Oct. 5), Zeeb Rd. at the Huron River, just south of Huron River Dr. Free, but preregistration required. firstname.lastname@example.org, 971-6337, ext. 334. [map]
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]
Spanish stories and songs geared toward kids ages 6 months to 5 years, accompanied by a parent. Siblings welcome.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Manzanitas, 511 Miller. Free. (Park in the church lot off Chapin.) 369-6563. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. beginning Sept. 7. Hands-on 20-minute interactive demo exploring how scientists search for life on other planets.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
Kathy Brady presents a program of songs, games, and other activities for infants and toddlers (accompanied by a parent) to introduce them to the Signing Smart method of sign language.
11-11:45 a.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]
Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $5 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]
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. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/hand-balance/ [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://a2aviary.com/offerings/flexibility/ [map]
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]
Celtic music and folk songs by the local trio of flutist Kelly McDermott, guitarist Terry Farmer, and bassist Rob Crozier. "Cairn to Cairn explores the world and sound of Celtic folk with a kind of clear-eyed precision, but with heart and soul as well, which means they make these tunes breathe like they're actually alive," says allmusic.com reviewer Steve Leggett.
2-3 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
Be the coolest kid in school this year, with your own custom-designed notebook! Middle schooler and cool kid Ursula Bruxvoort will be leading this class, and will give students all the best tips for tricking-out your binder. Binders and duct tape will be provided, or feel free to bring your own from home! This class is appropriate for students 8 and up, and tuition is $10/student! www.flyartcenter.org to register!
FLY Children's Art Center Studio, 40 N Huron Street, Ypsilanti. $10. email@example.com flyartcenter.org [map]
Every Sat.All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. Free. 475-1583. [map]
Group meets at the Pierce Park picnic shelter in the summer months.
Sept. 7 & 21. All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. Bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book if you have them.
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 994-9307. [map]
(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]
Lots of food made by area chefs using produce from local farmers. Also, Michigan wine & beer, a chance to taste many varieties of heirloom tomatoes and garlic, kids activities, information about nonprofit organizations, a silent auction, and dancing to live music by the local bluegrass-Gypsy jazz trio Wire in the Wood, local singer-songwriter Chris Good and his band the Sweet Insurrection, and the Detroit rock-soul-funk band Nadir.
6-10 p.m., Farmers Market. Free admission. 619-0429.
Programs presented by WRA park interpreter Katie McGlashen or other WRA park interpreters.
Sept. 2 (10 a.m.): "Labor Day Fitness Walk." All invited to join one of several walks through the park, from long, hilly hikes to a lass rugged 1.5-mile scavenger hunt trail. Snacks & drinks available. Preceded at 9:30 a.m. by warm-up games for kids. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Sept. 7 & 21 (1 p.m.): "Geocaching 101." All invited to learn how to use a handheld GPS unit to navigate park trails on a treasure hunt. Bring a few small trinkets to trade, if you can.
Sept. 14 (9 a.m., meet at Mill Lake Campground entrance, Bush Rd., follow the signs from the north end of Pierce Rd. off I-94 exit 157): "Mushroom Hunt." Michigan Mushroom Hunters Club president Phil Tedeschi leads a mushroom hunt.
Sept. 14 & 28 (2-2:30 p.m.) and Oct. 5 & 19 (3-4:30 p.m.): "Arrows Away." All adults and youth age 8 & up invited to learn the basics of archery.
Oct. 5 & 12 (noon-2 p.m.): "Apple Cider Pressing." All invited to make cider. Apples provided.
Oct. 26 (1 p.m.): "Geocache Trick or Treating." Hikers of any age able to follow rugged hilly terrain invited to learn how to use a GPS unit to navigate trails in search of hidden treats.
Nov. 23 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Turkey Talk." Talk on how the North American wild turkey was brought back from the brink of extinction. McGlashen also dresses an audience volunteer in some props to represent turkey adaptations and behavior, and participants can make a turkey call to take home
Also, at 8:30 a.m. every Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 17-Nov. 20, a fast-paced morning fitness hike on the Discovery Center trails.
Various times, Eddy Discovery Center (except as noted), Bush Rd. (west from Pierce Rd. off I-94 exit 157), Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.
Open Mic Night @ Ann Street Music Room
When: Saturday September 7th 2013
Doors will open @7pm
Where: Ann Street Music Room
812 Ann St. Ypsilanti Mi 48197
Cost: It's Free
Music, Spoken Word/Poetry, Comedy
Want to Perform?
> Arrive at 7:00pm to sign for a slot
(first come first serve)
>12 slots available, 2 songs per act.
> Early Bird special: The first 3 acts get 3 songs.
We will provide 2 microphones and 2 DI connections.
Ann Street Music Room, 812 Ann St., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-341-1082. firstname.lastname@example.org www.annstreetmusicroom.com [map]
Marlin Whitaker calls to music by Mick Gavin and friends. All dances taught; no partner needed. Bring flat, smooth-sole shoes.
8-11 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). $10 (members, $9; students, $5). 662-9290, 769-1052. [map]
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]
Celebrate the opening of the hottest new studio in Ann Arbor with a party unlike any you've ever seen! Try your hand (and your body) at a variety of unique circus arts such as aerial silk, lyra, fitness rings, and hammock. Take some poi for a spin or perhaps try swinging a sword! In between sampling, take a moment to enjoy performances by talented local artists. No more standing around only watching- join the fun in a supportive, friendly environment and get a taste of the many exciting things Ringstar has to offer.
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. $10 suggested donation. email@example.com http://a2ringstar.com [map]
Old-school R&B and soul by this Atlanta-based band that recently released It's About Time, an acclaimed debut CD whose leadoff single "My Dear" was iTunes' Single of the Week.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 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]
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]
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]