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Wednesday, October 2, 2013






 
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 8:30 a.m. 

Landscape Design School Course I: Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc.

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Michigan Garden Clubs announces September 23, 2013 as the registration deadline for their Landscape Design School Course l to be held on Tuesday, October 1 and Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Holiday Inn 3600 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, 8:30AM to 5:00PM Contact Mary Pulick at
marypulick@gmail.com or at 734-476-2453 for registration information.
This two day symposium will contain basic lectures on various landscape subjects such as Site Plans,
Color, the Principles of Design and Rain Gardens along with the Home Garden. Attendance is open to
the public and garden club membership is not required. The two day course, costing $90, includes ten hours of lecture and two lunches. Visit the Michigan Garden Club, Inc. website at
www.michigangardenclubs.org/education/landscape design school for more information.
Holiday Inn, 3600 Plymouth. $90. 734-476-2453. marypulick@gmail.com [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980.
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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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 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
10 a.m. (Apr., Oct., & Nov.), 9 a.m. (May, June & Sept.), & 8 a.m. (July & Aug.) Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.
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 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

King Arthur: The Once and Future King--OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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Class meets Wednesdays, October 2 - December 4. No class on November 27.
Arthurian literature was extraordinarily popular in medieval Europe. What was the appeal? Did King Arthur ever exist? We will review the historical and literary tradition and read some wonderful medieval examples. Please obtain the specified editions and editors (1) Sir Thomas Malory "Le Morte Darthur", "Winchester Manuscript", ed. Helen Cooper, Oxford World's Classics (2008); (2) "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" (Norton Critical Editions), ed., transl. Marie Borroff and ed. Laura L. Howes (2009) OR a used copy of the earlier Borroff edition, text only (1967), available from Amazon or Abebooks.com. Taught by Frances McSparran.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"John U. Bacon: Fourth and Long": LA2M - Marketing Education.

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John U. Bacon is a bestselling author and award-winning speaker, college teacher, and hockey coach, who appears often on TV and radio.
Why we love the game, what is at risk, and the fight to save it.
In search of the sport's old ideals amid the roaring flood of hypocrisy and greed, bestselling author John U. Bacon embedded himself in four programs-Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, and Northwestern-and captured college football's oldest, biggest, most storied league, the Big Ten, at its tipping point. He sat in as coaches dissected game film, he ate dinner at training tables, and he listened in locker rooms. He talked with tailgating fans and college presidents, and he spent months in the company of the gifted young athletes who play the game.
This is the work of a writer in love with an old game-a game he sees at the precipice.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. info@la2m.org la2m.org [map]
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 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: Kempf House Museum.

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Every Wed., Sept. 25-Oct. 23.

Sept. 25:
EMU historic preservation professor Nancy Bryk, a former The Henry Ford costume curator discusses "19th-Century Fashion History."

Oct. 2: WCC historic preservation lecturer Connie Locker presents "Researching Historic Homes."

Oct. 9: Local historian Susan Nenadic discusses A Purse of Her Own, her recent book about working women in 19th-century Washtenaw County.

Oct. 16: Retired U-M librarian and active Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild member Lyn Davidge presents "My Ann Arbor," a collection of stories about growing up in Ann Arbor.

Oct. 23: Local historian Susan Nenadic discusses "Murder, Mayhem, and Mischief: Crime in 19th Century Washtenaw County."

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Noon-1 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Admission $2 (Kempf House members, $1). 994-4898. [map]
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 1-2:30 p.m. 

The Forest Unseen--OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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Class meets Wednesdays, October 2 - October 30.
We'll read and discuss "The Forest Unseen", a 2012 book by biologist David George Haskell. "Haskell leads the reader into a new genre of nature writing, located between science and poetry, in which the invisible appear, the small grow large, and the immense complexity and beauty of life are more clearly revealed." (E. O. Wilson) Discussion leader Dick Chase has logged several thousand miles of nature walking (mostly in Ann Arbor's parks). He volunteers for the Huron River Watershed Council.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium Boulevard. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 3 & 8 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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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Faculty Recital: EMU Music Department.

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Solo and ensemble performances by EMU music professors TBA.
4 p.m., Pease Auditorium, EMU campus, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.
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 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Center for South Asian Studies Lecture Series.

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Oct. 2 & 25. Lectures by visiting scholars. Oct. 2: Center for Research and Education for Social Transformation (CREST) director D. Damodaran Nampoothiri on "Addressing Under-Representation in the Time of Globalization: A Kerala Experience in Affirmative Action." Oct. 25: Union College anthropology professor Jeffrey Witsoe on "Theorizing Lower Caste Politics: A View from Bihar."
4-5:30 p.m., 1636 SSWB/International Institute, 1080 South University. Free. 615-4059. [map]
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 4:30 p.m. 

"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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 4:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

Harvest Festival: U-M Sustainable Food Program.

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Tours of the U-M Campus Farm on the Matthaei Botanical Gardens grounds, food prepared by U-M chefs using local products, and other activities TBA. Also, live music by Red Tail Ring, Wire in the Wood, and Magdalen Fossum. See umsfp.com for schedule updates.
4-8 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens Campus Farm, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free. aggreen@umich.edu, umsfp.comm@umich.edu. [map]
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 4:45-6:15 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except Oct. 14 & 15) & Oct. 5 & 19. 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.
4:45-6:15 p.m. (except Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-noon and Oct. 19, 8 a.m.-noon), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582.
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 4:45, 7:15, & 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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 5:30 p.m. sharp  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 37th year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
6 p.m. (May-July) & 5:30 p.m. (Apr. & Aug.-Oct.) sharp, meet at at Paladin (formerly Sweepster) parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]
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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bike & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. 20-mile ride, at various paces, through Milan to the area around Britton-Macon.
5:30 p.m., meet at Saline municipal parking lot, Ann Arbor Rd. south of US-12, Saline. Free. 747-1862.
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Peter Pan" auditions: The Ann Arbor Young Actors Guild.

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Classic holiday live theatre!
Auditions for students in grades 5 through college. This production will include wire "flying" services provided by an experienced professional stage aerography company. All who audition will be assigned an on-stage role
Jewish Community Center of Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive. Free. 734) 926-5629. aayag-promotions@comcast.net http://www.aayag.org/ [map]
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 6-7 p.m.  Free! 

Health Science Lecture featuring Dr. Eva Feldman: U-M Taubman Institute.

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The Health Science Lecture Series will present Eva L. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., director of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute and principal investigator of the first FDA-approved trial of a stem cell therapy for ALS, at its fall event on Oct. 2.
She will present details about the Phase 1 findings, and an update on the Phase 2 round of surgeries that is taking place this fall at U-M, during the Health Science Lecture. A question-and-answer session will follow.
The Health Science Lecture Series is sponsored by the Taubman Institute, the Program in Biology and a number of student organizations. The lectures will be held quarterly on the U-M campus and will focus on a wide variety of topics including medical research, public health, bioethics, evolutionary biology, epidemiology and many others.
A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Building, 109 Zina Pitcher. Free. mpreddy@med.umich.edu www.taubmaninstitute.org [map]
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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help available from club members. Knives and block-out and rough-cut patterns available for sale.
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-1918. [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

Bingo: Saline American Legion.

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Prizes. Note: Nov. 6 is tentative.
6:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, 320 W. Michigan, Saline. $1 for hard cards (book of 10 games, $7). 429-7310. [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

Cooking with Ancient Grains: Sur La Table.

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Flavor, texture and rustic elegance for food lovers and health-conscious, Old World staples quinoa, bulgur wheat, farro and millet move to the forefront of everyday cooking in this class. Because of their sheer variety, health value and versatility, these whole grains deserve to take their place as part of rounded and exciting meals. Join us as we create an entire menu and discover how satisfying, flavorful, and sophisticated whole grains can be. MENU: Quinoa Fritters with Smoked Salmon and Lime Mayonnaise - Roasted Tomato and Green Bean Bulgur Salad with Toasted Almonds - Farro Risotto with Butternut Squash with Kale Chips - Orange-Ricotta Millet Pudding with Fall Fruit Compote register at www.surlatable.com
Sur La Table, 3050 Washtenaw Ave, Suite 109. $69 per person. 734-531-0304. www.surlatable.com [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Managing Your Finances and Preparing for College Expenses: Clonlara School and Hantz Financial.

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Topics to be discussed include the following:
- what is going on with the economy
- financial planning basics
- getting started/staying on track with your plan
- budgeting and saving in this economy
- how to stay on course with your financial goals
- discussion around the different college saving instruments
Clonlara School, 1289 Jewett Ave, Ann Arbor. Free. 7349264617. martha@clonlara.org www.clonlara.org [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Static Trapeze - Basics and Conditioning: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. You will learn to get on and off the trapeze unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses.
Strength makes it seamless! This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography.
Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$25 per single class
Six student limit
Drop students are welcome, but registering online will guarantee you a spot in class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-basics-conditioning/ [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Museum Studies Lectures.

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Oct. 2 & 23. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Oct. 2: Institute for the History of Medicine (Germany) director Robert Jütte on "Policy and Practice in the Treatment of Human Remains in German Museum and University Collections." Oct. 23: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum curator David Michener on "Fleeting Beauty, Enduring Consequences: Decisive Issues in Peony Garden Collection Development."
6:30 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 936-6678. [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bluffton: My Summers with Buster": Nicola's Books.

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Award-winning graphic novelist Matt Phelan discusses his new young adult graphic novel, set in Muskegon in the summer of 1908, that imagines Buster Keaton as a kid touring with a vaudeville troupe. Signing.
6:30 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Manhattan Short Film Festival": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of the 2013 finalists from arguably the largest short film festival in the world. Followed by a chance to vote for your favorite.
7 p.m., 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). 668-TIME. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Sound Bath": Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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A Sound Bath is a concert of sacred sounds. The term "Sound Bath" is used because you are "bathed" in the vibrations of all the instruments used. Amy typically plays a combination of a Planetary Gong and Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowls, as well as overtone vocal chanting during the Sound Bath. During a typical Sound Bath you will lie on the floor, on a yoga mat or blanket , and take in the vibration in alignment with your intentions.
This free class is offered Wednesday 8/28 and Wednesday 10/2 from 7- 8:30 pm.
Practitioner: Amy Koch, PT, shamanic sound healer and channeler. It is her delight to share sacred sound for the benefit of all beings.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. Fifth Ave. Free. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lilly Ledbetter: U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

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This well-known women's equality advocate gives a talk on "Equal Work, Equal Pay" that recounts the discrimination against her when she worked for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and the subsequent legal battle that resulted in the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
7 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free. 647-6394. [map]
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 7-9 p.m. 

On the Tracks Singer-Songwriter Showcase.

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Performances by area singer-songwriters, who also talk about how they came to write the songs they perform.

Sept. 4: Matt Watroba and Mustard's Retreat. Folkalley.com host Watroba is a veteran Detroit-area folksinger with a repertoire of lyrical songs and poignant ballads, including several originals that he sings in a sweet tenor voice, accompanying himself on guitar and punctuating his performance with sharply humorous observations. Mustard's Retreat is the duo of Michael Hough and David Tamulevich, who perform a wide variety of original and traditional songs and ballads about everyday life. Both Hough and Tamulevich are accomplished guitarists, and they also play banjo, mandolin, flute, autoharp, harmonica, and tin whistle.

Oct. 2: Ben Bedford. Highly regarded singer-songwriter from Springfield (IL) known for his portrait-like songs about the moral and emotional struggles at the heart of a wide range of contemporary and historic American lives. Opening act is Ben Hassenger, a Western Michigan singer-songwriter who's written 2 Detroit Tigers songs that are in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Nov. 6: Kitty Donohoe and David Barrett. Double bill. Donohoe is an Irish American roots-music singer-songwriter from Detroit who specializes in story songs. In its review of her latest CD Northern Border, Sing Out! calls her "one of the rare singer-songwriters to sensuously weave words and melody into a strong and mesmerizing fabric." Barrett is a singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso from Lansing best known as the composer of TV theme songs for several major sports events, from the NCAA basketball tournament to the 1998 Winter Olympics. Barrett's songs cover a variety of topics, including stories about children and criminals, golf and baseball, life on the road, and the things hound dogs would say if they could talk.

Dec. 4: Joe Crookston. Highly regarded Ohio-bred folk-style singer-songwriter now based in upstate New York, where he spent a year, funded by a Rockefeller Foundation grant, traveling the Finger Lakes region collecting stories to turn into songs. He is known for his engagingly melodic, variously mystical, historical, and humorous story songs, many of which draw on his own experiences and family history. Opening act is Back to the Roots co-owner Caleb Lange, a Chelsea acoustic pop-folk singer-songwriter.

Jan. 8: Jan Krist and Jim Bizer. Krist is a Detroit singer-songwriter known for lean, poetic lyrics and inventive melodies, and her fans include singer-songwriter Christine Lavin, who has called Krist "one of the best new folk artists emerging in the national folk music scene." Bizer, a member of the local Yellow Room Gang singer-songwriter collective, is a 3-time finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Songwriting Competition and won the Great American Song Contest grand prize for his 9/11 song "We Are All Connected."

Feb. 5: Barb Barton and Billy Brandt. Barton is a veteran local singer-songwriter known for her entrancing folk-rock and New Age rhythms and captivating story-songs, and Brandt is a veteran Detroit country-flavored folk-rock singer-songwriter.

Mar. 5: Red Tail Ring and Sam Corbin. Red Tail Ring is The local duo of singer-songwriters Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo, who play Appalachian folk and old-time music with haunting vocal harmonies. Corbin is a Lansing pop-folk singer-songwriter whose influences range from Leonard Cohen to Bob Dylan.

Apr. 2: Sue Fink and Allison Downey. Fink is a Chicago-based pop-folk singer-songwriter whose songs feature an engaging blend of wit and vulnerability. Downey is an award-winning Kalamazoo acoustic folk-rock singer-songwriter and Moth Storyslam winner.

May 7: Shari Kane & Dave Steele. Local husband-and-wife duo of acoustic guitar virtuosos whose repertoire includes both traditional and original blues, gospel, swing, and ragtime.

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7-9 p.m., Chelsea Depot, 12 Jackson, Chelsea. $15 suggested donation. Onthetracksss@gmail.com. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Men's Soccer vs. WMU.

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7 p.m., U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. Free. 764-0247. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Backpacking Basics with REI": Dexter District Library.

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REI (Ann Arbor) staffers discuss how to plan for a backpacking trip, trail etiquette, and more.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"How the Affordable Care Act Affects You": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by Senior Benefits Group retirement adviser Aaron Wooster geared toward those age 64 & under.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Orphan Train in Michigan": Saline District Library.

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Historians Al and David Eicher give a slide-illustrated lecture on the varied fates of the 12,500 orphans brought to Michigan from crowded cities on the so-called Orphan Train between 1854 and 1927.
7-8 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration requested. 429-5450. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

History of Books & Printing Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Shakespeare and the Book Trade, Lukas Erne's book about the publication and reception of Shakespeare's plays and poems in Shakespeare's own time.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]
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 7:30-10 p.m.  Free! 

Visitors Night: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

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All invited to check out the trains whizzing around on the club's big, elaborate layout, housed in a depot restored by the club.
7:30-10 p.m., Michigan Central depot, 3487 Broad, Dexter. Free. 426-5100. [map]
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 7:45-8:45 p.m. 

Static Trapeze - Intro to Routine: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class will be an introduction to basic assents, poses, and other foundational skills needed for this very athletic art form. Each class will build skills to culminate in a routine.
Beginner students will work to develop skills, more advanced students will layer personal style, choreography and refinement over the basics. While it is recommended that students be comfortable with getting on and off the trapeze unassisted, this course is suitable for both beginners and established aerialists.
Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$25 per single class
Six student maximum
Drop in students are welcome, but registering online guarantees you a spot in class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-intro-to-routine/ [map]
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 8 p.m. 

The Rebirth Brass Band: The Ark.

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This acclaimed New Orleans's octet, which has been featured in the hit HBO series Treme, has updated the city's venerable second-line brass band tradition with highly danceable fusions of groove-steady funk and greasy R&B.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 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. 

Trio Solari: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This trio of U-M clarinet professor Chad Burrow, University of Houston violin professor Sean Wang, and U-M piano professor Amy Cheng performs Poulenc's Suite from L'Invitation au Chateau; Arutiunian Suite for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano; Rabl's Quartet No. 1; and the premier of a new work by American composer Joseph Johnson.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Def Leppard: Viva! Hysteria": Quality 16.

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Oct. 2 & 8. Concert film by this veteran English arena rock band compiled from performances during them band's Las Vegas residency last spring. It includes the entirety of the band's chart-topping 1987 album Hysteria, along many of its other biggest hits.
8 p.m. Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Tickets $17 in advance at gqti.com and at the door. 623-7469. [map]
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 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're active. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Followed at 11 p.m. by "Late Night @ Silvio's" swing dancing (see Nightspots).
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Room, $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]
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