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Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 29, 2013






 
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"Still Mine": Michigan Theater.

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Sept. 25-Oct. 1: (Michael McGowan, 2012). An elderly couple fight against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home.
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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 Morning time TBA  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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"Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself": Michigan Theater.

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(Tom Bean & Luke Poling, 2012). Documentary about the colorful journalist.
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! 

Outdoor Pilates Event to Benefit Food Gatherers: Vie Fitness & Spa; Bill's Beer Garden (Downtown Home & Garden).

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Participants will enjoy a 60 minute session filled with core strengthening and stretching exercises outside of Downtown Home and Garden in Bill's Beer Garden. The NY Authentic mat Pilates class will be lead by Vie Pilates instructor, Donna Collins. Donations to Food Gatherers will be excepted in lieu of any class fee. Participants need to bring their own Pilates or yoga mat.
Bill's Beer Garden, 218 S. Ashley St. Free. heather@viefit.com www.viefit.com [map]
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 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 14-Oct. 27 and Sept. 27. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Hayrides, the Hippity Hop Holler, a petting farm, a Noah's Ark inflatable, the Spine Chilling MindShaft, a corn maze, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, face painting, and other activities available on Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge.
11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. $14.25 admission (babies 23 months & under, free; group rates available). 390-9211. [map]
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 11-11:40 a.m. 

Sunday Meditation at 11AM: Ann Arbor College of Martial Arts.

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Start your Sunday morning with gentle yoga & meditation. Sura will guide you through stretches to warm up the body for sitting meditation. Meditation is 20 minutes with some guidance.
Ann Arbor College of Martial Arts, 1952 S. Industrial. $64 for 8 weeks. 310.663.1662. suraflow@gmail.com a2cma.com [map]
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 Noon-4 p.m. 

AHOY! Pirate Corn "DOG" Maze Charity Event: Ann Arbor Animal Hospital & POET Animal Rescue.

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Avast ye, Th' Ann Arbor Animal Hospital, P.O.E.T. Animal Rescue n' Coleman Farm be sponsorin' a Pirate Themed Corn "Dog" Maze benefitin' the Fixed Income Family Fund n' POET Animal Rescue.
Activities? Aye, we be havin' em' fer scurvy-dogs n' "PIRATES" of all ages includin' 3 pirate themed corn mazes, a scurvydog-park, best dressed Pirate Contest (fer dogs n' mates), Musical Dog Sit contest, Dog Obstacle Course, Face Paintin', 50/50 Raffle, n' more!

Shiver me timbers, did ye know Admission Ticket includes ye scurvy-dog?. Some contests n' activities be havin' a nominal "ticket" price of $1.00. All doubloons go to charity!

Date: Sun., 9/29/13, noon-4:00PM
Details: www.AnnArborAnimalHospital.com
Facebook (please tell all ye shipmates): https://www.facebook.com/events/396003733855765/
Climb aboard n' help us support 2 good causes!
Coleman's Corn Maze, 12758 Jordan Road, Saline, MI 48176, Saline. Donation. $20 or $35. (734) 662-4474. clientinfo@AnnArborAnimalHospital.com www.AnnArborAnimalHospital.com [map]
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 Noon-6 p.m. 

Remodelers Home Tour: Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Sept. 28 & 29. A chance to tour newly remodeled homes in Washtenaw County.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sept. 28) & noon-6 p.m. (Sept. 29), various locations. $10. Tickets and maps available at any of the tour houses, at BRAGAnnArbor.com, and at the BRAG Ann Arbor office, 179 Little Lake Dr., off Parkland Plaza from eastbound Jackson between Wagner & Zeeb. 996-0100.
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 Noon-6 p.m  Free! 

Timeless Design Dual Trunk Show: Selo/Shevel Gallery.

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Please join us for this special event -- a double trunk show, featuring two of our most popular artists' newest designs. JEWELRY by ALEX SEPKUS from New York, and FURNITURE by TOM SVEC from Pennsylvania. This expansive collection of beautiful intricate Fine Jewelry will be on display Sept 27-28, and Handcrafted Furniture will be on display Sept 27-29. Hours for this dual event are Friday from noon-10pm, Saturday from 11am-5:30pm, and the Svec show continues on Sunday from noon-6pm. More information at seloshevelgallery.com, or call 734-761-4620.
Selo/Shevel Gallery, 301 S. Main St. Free. 734-761-4620. shop@seloshevelgallery.com www.seloshevelgallery.com [map]
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 Noon 

"Turkey Shoot": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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Sept. 29, Oct. 6 & 20, Nov. All invited to compete in a shotgun blast or a running deer pistol shoot. Winners get a turkey or a pound of bacon. The Oct. 6 & Nov. 3 shoots are preceded from 8 a.m. to noon by breakfast ($6.50).
Noon, TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 per round. 429-9561. [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 p.m. 

21st Annual Ann Arbor AIDS Walk.

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A 5-km pledge walk through downtown Ann Arbor to raise funds for local nonprofit AIDS agencies. Food and music at the finish line. Prizes.
1 p.m. (registration begins at noon), Detroit Edison Bldg. parking lot, Main & William. Pledge forms available at aidswalkmichigan.org or by calling 572-9355.
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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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 1-6 p.m. 

Corn Maze: Talladay Farms.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 20-Nov. 3. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate designs precision-cut with Farm Works software and a GPS unit. This year's "farmyard" theme features a maze shaped like a tractor and one shaped like a barn. New this year, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 4, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 1-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $12 (kids, $10) for both. talladayfarms.com 645-1791. [map]
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 1-5 p.m. 

"6th Annual Family Field Day": Ann Arbor Active Against ALS Fund-Raiser.

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All-ages relay races, a scavenger hunt, face painting, chair massages, and sports clinics run by area lacrosse, field hockey, flag football, basketball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee coaches. Also, Bollyfit dancing, yoga, a fitness clinic, and more for adults. Brats, baked goods, and root beer floats for sale. Raffle. All proceeds donated to ALS research.
1-5 p.m., Burns Park, Wells & Baldwin. $10 (families, $20) suggested donation in advance at a2a3.org, $15 (families, $25) day of event. 913-4023.
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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 & 3 p.m. 

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

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Sept. 21, 22, 28, & 29. Museum staff give family-friendly science demos. Sept. 21 & 22: "Mighty Motion" features gravity, inertia, and air resistance experiments, including the chance to see a tray of eggs launched with a broom. Sept. 28 & 29: "Luminosity" features experiments with light, such as making a dill pickle light up.
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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 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

12th Annual Platsis Symposium on the Greek Legacy: U-M Modern Greek Program.

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J. Paul Getty Museum associate curator of antiquities Kenneth Lapatin discusses "Inventing the Minoans," and University of Illinois-Chicago classics and Mediterranean Studies professor Nanno Marinatos discusses "Minoan Monotheism: Was Sir Arthur Evans Right?" Reception follows.
2-5 p.m., Palmer Commons Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw. Free. 764-0360. [map]
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 2-3:30 p.m. 

Fall Programs: Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Sept. 9 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Time for a Critter Quest!" Smithsonian channel wildlife host Peter Schriemer shows off some live creatures, shows clips from his Critter Quest TV series, and offers tips for exploring the natural world, finding wildlife, and recognizing signs of autumn's arrival.

Sept. 16 (1:30-3 p.m.): "Incredible Edibles Walk." WNHA wild foods expert Tom Jameson leads a 90-minute hike to learn about edible wild plants available locally and then prepares some wild food dishes (with recipes) to sample.

Sept. 23 (2-3 p.m.): "Crepuscular Critters and Their Friends." Naturalist Paul McCormack brings in a variety of live animals to discuss the behaviors and adaptations of crepuscular, nocturnal and diurnal creatures.

Sept. 29 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Fall Mushroom Search." Mushroom expert Phil Tedeschi leads a search for mushrooms and helps participants identify what they have collected. Bring waxed paper and a basket or paper bag.

Oct. 7 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Survival Skills You Can Use." Artemis and Jason Eyster show adults and kids age 10 & up how to make a shelter and a bed, build a fire, find water, make your own string, and avoid getting lost.

Oct. 21 (2-3 p.m.): "Creepy Creatures." Wildlife Safari (Canton) staff display ad discuss some of its scariest critters.

Oct. 28 (2 p.m.): "Sandhill Crane Tour." Local sandhill crane expert Bill Wells leads an auto tour that goes from the fields of Portage Lake campground, where many cranes spend the day, to the marshes of the Audubon Society's Haehnle Sanctuary, where hundreds of cranes return to roost at dusk. Expect to see large flocks of these magnificent birds at close range. Bring binoculars and cameras. Maps for self-guided tours available at the Discovery Center beginning Oct. 7.

Nov. 11 (2-3 p.m.): "Live from Michigan." Creature Conservancy veterinarian Steve Marsh displays and discusses a red fox, a coyote, a skunk, and other Michigan mammals.

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Various times, Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot, Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.
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 2 p.m. 

Katseye: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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This trio of Kathy Gravlin, Kathy Wieland, and Rob Nuhn performs Wieland's originals and covers on autoharp, banjo, guitar, and bass. Tonight the band celebrates the release of its 2nd CD, Makin' Lemonade. With guest musicians TBA.
2 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $12 (members, $10). 769-1052, 274-0773. [map]
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 2-3:30 p.m. 

Nature Programs: Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Sept. 8 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Dragonflies: Acrobats of the Sky." Jackson naturalist Don Henise presents a short indoor program about dragonflies, followed by a hike to Mill Lake to view them in their natural habitat. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair from the Eddy Discovery Center.

Sept. 15 (1:30-3 p.m.): "Incredible Edibles Walk." WNHA wild foods expert Tom Jameson leads a 90-minute hike to learn about edible wild plants available locally and then prepares some wild food dishes (with recipes) to sample.

Sept. 22 (2-3 p.m.): "Sensing Animals." Science Alive representatives bring a variety of live animals for a hands-on presentation on some amazing ways they use their senses to learn about and survive in their environments.

Sept. 29 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Fall Mushroom Search." Mushroom expert Phil Tedeschi leads a search for mushrooms and helps participants identify what they have collected. Bring waxed paper and a basket or paper bag.

Oct. 6 (1-2:30 p.m.): "Survival Skills You Can Use." Artemis Eyster shows adults and kids age 10 & up how to make a shelter and a bed, build a fire, find water, make your own string, and avoid getting lost.

Oct. 20 (2-3 p.m.): "Animal Interactions." Interactive Animal Education owner Chris Oesterling displays a variety of live animals and discusses their habits and adaptations.

Oct. 27 (2 p.m.): "Sandhill Crane Tour." Local sandhill crane expert Bill Wells leads an auto tour that goes from the fields of Portage Lake campground, where many cranes spend the day, to the marshes of the Audubon Society's Haehnle Sanctuary, where hundreds of cranes return to roost at dusk. Expect to see large flocks of these magnificent birds at close range. Bring binoculars and cameras. Maps for self-guided tours and on-request showings of The Sandhill Crane Story available at the Discovery Center beginning Oct. 5.

Nov. 10 (2-3 p.m.): "Rapteriffic." Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show off some of the center's raptors and display the amazing eyesight of hawks and remarkable hearing of owls.

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Various times, meet in the Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot (except as noted), Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), Chelsea. $. $2 (families, $5); additional materials fee for "Sketching Nature" programs. Space limited; preregistration required. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.
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 2 p.m. 

"An Iliad": Performance Network Professional Season.

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Oct. 8 & 15. John Manfredi presents a concert reading of Dennis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson's one-man drama, an adaptation of the Robert Fagles translation of Homer. The play spins the familiar tale of divine interventions, endless battles, and undying love through the eyes of an anonymous narrator whose enigmatic experiences of humanity's deep-seated attraction to violence, destruction, and chaos reverberate with contemporary wars and civil conflicts. Edge Boston calls it "haunting, poetic, mesmerizing, and ultimately, astonishing."
7:30 p.m., Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. $15 in advance at pntheatre.org and at the door. 663-0681. [map]
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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Home Brewing": Saline District Library.

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Talk by longtime Saline home brewer Chris Frey, a member of the American Homebrewers Association governing committee.
2-3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration requested. 429-5450. [map]
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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"It Used to Be a T-Shirt": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to make a scarf, necklace, or headband out of a T-shirt. Supplies provided.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"N H D M": UMMA.

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. Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of videos, models, and drawings by Nahyun Hwang and David Eugin Moon, both architects with the New York City- and Ann Arbor-based N H D M studio.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"The Vast Difference": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 19-Dec. 14, except Nov. 28. Local actors present a revival of Jeff Daniels' acclaimed 1993 comedy about a Midwestern flight attendant who is having a midlife crisis complicated by memories of his dead father and the fact that his wife wants him to have a vasectomy. Cast: Richard McWilliams, Stephanie Buck, David Bendena, Michael Brian Ogden, Drew Parker, Rusty Mewha, Nathan Eyde, and Rhiannon Ragland.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Sept. 19-25 previews: Tickets $22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $32 (Sat. eve.). After Sept. 25: 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 & 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Tours of a Pioneer Grist Mill": Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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Every Sun., except Sept. 1. Guided tours of the 1873 Parker Mill, where members of the Parker family ground pancake mix, feed, and flour until 1968, when the mill was purchased by the Matthaei family and sold to WCPARC.
2 & 3 p.m., Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free. 971-6337, ext. 334.
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Company": Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sat, Sept. 26-Oct. 20. Thalia Schramm directs this local professional company in George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's brassy, earthy 1970 musical comedy about an exorbitantly uncommitted Manhattan bachelor and his mostly married friends. The Tony-winning score includes such hit songs as "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Being Alive," "The Little Things You Do Together," and "Side by Side by Side." Cast: Steve DeBruyne, Wendy Katz Hiller, Katie Lietz, Sonja Marquis, Greg Bailey Pete Podolski, Tara Tomcsik-Husak, and other local actors.
7 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 3 p.m. (Sat., Sun., & Oct. 17), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Thurs. eve.: $26 (seniors age 545 & older and youth age 17 & under, $24; groups of 10 or more, $22); Fri. & Sat. eve.: $32 (seniors age 55 & older and youth age 17 & under, $29; groups of 10 or more, $26); Thurs., Sat., & Sun. matinee: $28 (seniors age 55 & older and youth age 17 & under, $25; groups of 10 or more, $24). Tickets available in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. 268-6200. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Life: How Do We Find It?": U-M Natural History Museum.

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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]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture": Barnes & Noble.

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Harvard sociology postdoc Hilary Levey Friedman discusses her new book. Signing.
3 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]
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 3:15, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Enough Said": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Sept. 27-Oct. 3. (Nicole Holofcener, 2013). Sharp-witted comedy about a divorced single parent dreading her daughter's impending departure for college who meets a sweet-funny like-minded man also facing an empty nest. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener.
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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 3:30 p.m. 

Team USA Under-18 vs. Chicago: USA Hockey National Team Development Program.

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The older of the 2 Ann Arbor-based USA Hockey national development teams plays this U.S. Hockey League rival.
3:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. at Scio Church Rd. $7 (seniors, students, active military, & kids, $5; youth hockey players with jerseys, $1). 327-9251. [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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 4 p.m. 

"A Grand Night for Singing": U-M School of Music.

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Jerry Blackstone directs this showcase of U-M choral ensembles, including the Chamber Choir, University Choir, Orpheus Singers, Women's Glee Club, Men's Glee Club, musical theater students, and opera students.
4 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $5-$18 in advance at the Michigan League. 764-2538. [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 p.m.  Free! 

Laura Krughoff: Literati Bookstore.

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This Pushcart Prize-winning writer reads from My Brother's Name, her new novel about a young woman who attempts to cure her brother's schizophrenia by assuming his identity, living his life, and telling him about it in hopes that he'll remember who he was before his psychotic breakdown.
6 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [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 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Chamber Players: U-M School of Music.

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Performances by U-M music professors. Clarinetist Chad Burrow, oboist Nancy Ambrose-King, and pianist Amy Cheng perform Destneay's Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Piano. Ambrose-King, bassoonist Jeffrey Lyman, and pianist Martin Katz perform Poulenc's Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano. Soprano Caroline Helton and Burrow perform Lori Laitman's "I Never Saw Another Butterfly."
7 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Phoenix: EMU Convocation Center.

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French alternative-rock quartet with a strong synthpop streak.
7 p.m., EMU Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt (north off Washtenaw), Ypsilanti. $27.50-$42.50 in advance at emutix.cm and at the door. 487-2282. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

The Once: The Ark.

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Acoustic folk and roots music trio from St. John's, Newfoundland, that's known for the powerful lead vocals of Geraldine Hollett and its gorgeous 3-part vocal harmonies.
7:30 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.  Free! 

Andrew Herbruck: U-M School of Music.

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This U-M organ grad performs works by the late Pulitzer Prize-winning Grand Rapids composer Leo Sowerby. Part of the 53rd Conference on Organ Music.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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