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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, October 15, 2013






 
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"Blue Caprice": Michigan Theater.

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(Alexandre Moors, 2013). Drama about an abandoned boy who's drawn into the shadow of a dangerous father figure. Inspired by events that led to the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks. Joey Lauren Adams, Isaiah Washington.
Time TBA, 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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 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Sugar Maple Rides": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Oct. 8 & 10, 22, & 24. A series of leisurely weekday rides, 10-15 miles, around local neighborhoods to check out the progress of our city's glorious fall colors.
10 a.m., meet at Gallup Park canoe livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. (west side of Huron Pkwy.). Free. 971-5763, 663-5060. [map]
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 1-3 p.m. 

Women's Leadership and Ordination in the Catholic Church--OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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Class meets Tuesdays, October 15 - November 12.
Want to discover women's leadership roles in the Church during the first 1000 years of Christianity? Were women ever ordained deacons? priests? bishops? Why does the Vatican hold that women cannot be ordained? What can be done about the sexual bigotry practiced by the Vatican and the Catholic Church hierarchy? Taught by Peggy Clough.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Teen Crafts: Saline District Library.

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For kids in grades 6-12. Oct. 15: "Teen Read Week: Altered Books." A chance to make purses and other objects out of recycled books. An artist is on hand to offer guidance. Nov. 13: "T-Shirt Accessories." A chance to make accessories out of old T-shirts. Bring a T-shirt or use one provided. Dec. 5: "Gingerbread Crafts." A chance to make paper gingerbread people and 3-D ornaments. Gingerbread treats.
3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration requested. 429-5450. [map]
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 4:30, 6:45, & 9 p.m. 

"Inequality for All": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Oct. 4-17. (Jacob Kornbluth, 2013). Documentary, presented by economist (and Secretary of Labor under President Clinton) Robert Reich, about the widening income disparity in the U.S. The Oct. 16 screening at 7 p.m. is followed by a video Q&A with Reich.
Various times, 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.-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 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Good Ol' Freda": Michigan Theater.

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(Ryan White, 2013). Documentary about the Beatles' secretary Freda Kelly.
Time TBA, 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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 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Aerial Silks: Basics: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, are a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Aerial Silks. You will learn basic climbs and descents, how to apply foot locks, and work towards inversions.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.
$25 per single one hour class
Six student maximum
Drop in students are welcome, but registering online will guarantees you a spot in class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-basics-conditioning/ [map]
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 5:30 p.m. 

Making A Difference Auction: Ms. Molly Foundation.

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The Ms. Molly Foundation's 11th Annual "Making A Difference" Live and Silent Auction, featuring tickets to sporting events and family fun destinations and exciting merchandise, will raise funds for SafeHouse Center, Washtenaw County's center for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault, and national programs to serve victims of domestic violence. You may win tickets to the Detroit Redwings, Ann Arbor roller derby, Handel's Messiah at Hill Auditorium, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Africa Wildlife Safari, the 2014 Thunder Over Michigan air show, a Traverse City wine country tour and wine tasting, jewelry, apparel, fine dining and more.Cost is $20/person. Appetizers by Paesano's. RSVP to 734-822-6211 or char.luttrell@msmolly.org by 10-10-13.
Service Brands International, 3948 Ranchero Drive. Donation. $20. 734-822-6211. char.luttrell@msmolly.org www.msmolly.org [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

Fiber Arts Classes: Ophir Crafts.

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Fiber Arts Classes
Ophir Crafts features Fiber Arts Classes (crocheting, spinning and knitting) each Tuesday from 6-7:30 at our store, 2507 Jackson Ave. October classes are free, minimal cost for materials.
Register at www.ophircrafts.com, or by emailing ophircrafts@gmail.com
Ophir Crafts, 2507 Jackson Avenue. Free. (734) 794-777. ophircrafts@gmail.com ophircrafts.com [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Premier Social Mixer! Hosted by the Blackwood Club.

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Join the Blackwood Club for an Exclusive Social Mixer Networking Event held at Melange in Ann Arbor, MI. You will meet some of the top business owners and professionals in the Ann Arbor area.
Your ticket to the event includes:
• appetizers for the first hour
• exclusive drink specials
• personal introductions to business professionals
PRICE:
$10 to University of Michigan Students
$15 RSVP before the Event
$20 at the door
Melange, 312 S. Main St. $15. (248) 736-9540. TheBlackwoodClub@Gmail.com www.BlackwoodClub.com [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Tues. & Thurs. Linda Zimmer reads stories to kids age 6 & under. Themes include Dora the Explorer (Oct. 15), Love (Oct. 17), Bats (Oct. 22 & 24), and Halloween (Oct. 29 & 31).
10:30 a.m. (Thurs.) & 6 p.m. (Tues.), Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

Ruffino Wine Dinner: MSV.

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The Menu
Antipasto
Risotto di Zucca Gialla
creamy butternut squash infused
risotto tossed with maple smoked
bacon and fresh sage
Wine Pairing: Orvieto Classico, Ruffino, 2012
Insalata
Insalata Barbabietole con Caprino
roasted red and golden beets tossed
with arugula, fresh goat cheese and
toasted pine nuts in red wine vinaigrette
Wine Pairing: Orvieto Classico, Ruffino, 2012
Pesce
Pesce Spada con Burro di Balsamico
grilled Block Island swordfish topped
with a balsamic beurre blanc and an
heirloom tomato-caper salsa, served
with fingerling potatoes and
broccoli rabe
Wine Pairing: Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Ruffino, 2009
Carne
Carne di Cervo al Rosmarino
rosemary rubbed roasted venison
finished with a black cherry reduction,
served with pumpkin puree, Swiss
chard and root vegetables
Wine Pairing: Modus, Super Tuscan, Ruffino, 2010
Dolci
Crostata di Mele
a baked warm apple tart
served with vanilla gelato
Wine Pairing: Moscato d'Asti, Ruffin
Palio, 347 S. Main St. $69.95 per person, tax and gratuity included. (888) 456-3463 (DINE). Reservations required. Credit card is also required to make reservation.. info@msventures.net [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Twin Hearts Meditation": Center of Light.

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'Twin Hearts Meditation', as designed by Master Choa, is an advanced meditation technique, aimed at achieving illumination or universal consciousness for the planet. It is thus an instrument of world and community service that contributes to harmony on the earth by blessing it with loving-kindness, peace, joy and goodwill. The Twin Hearts Meditation is a noble tool that can raise one's vibrations toward higher states of awareness and expanded levels of consciousness. It is being practiced globally by tens of thousands from many different religions and backgrounds, the Meditation on Twin Hearts is extraordinary in its simplicity but produces amazing and dramatic results. Join us as we practice this powerful meditation together for the upliftment of our world.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Free. 734-330-5048. revselena@centersoflight.org annarbor.CentersOfLight.org [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Donald Lystra: Nicola's Books.

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See review. This Michigan Notable Book Award-winning writer, a retired engineer, reads from Something That Feels Like Truth, his new short story collection about ordinary people navigating life's difficult boundaries. The collection is "quiet and luminous as the cold night sky over Michigan," says writer Valerie Laken. "Lystra is a writer of great wisdom and artistry, with a voice that makes you lean close and listen hard." Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7-9:30 p.m. 

English Country Dancing: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Kaleidoscope Concert Series: Silver Maples of Chelsea.

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Feb. 18: Moanin' Frogs. Innovative U-M grad student saxophone ensemble that performs fox trots, rags, character pieces, and waltzes characteristic of early 20th Century burlesque and vaudeville shows, along with some originals and other works by modern composers.

Mar. 18: River Raisin Ragtime Revue Back Row. Dixieland jazz by this ensemble from the popular local ragtime band.

Apr. 16: Three Men and a Tenor. This high-energy a cappella quartet of MSU alums Chuck Colby, Mark Stiles, Paul Felch, and Glenn Williams (he's the tenor) performs everything from originals to Gregorian chant, barbershop, contemporary pop, and rap. This show is held at the Washington Street Education Center (500 Washington); tickets are not required, but donations accepted to help fund the 2014-1015 Kaleidoscope season.

May 20: James Dapogny Quartet. Vintage pop and jazz standards, along with lesser known tunes from the 1920s and 30s, by this local ensemble led by U-M music professor Dapogny, a renowned early-jazz pianist.

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7 p.m., Silver Maples Garden Room, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free to seniors, but tickets (available at the Chelsea Senior Center) required. First come, first seated at the door (if available). 475-4111. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Self Defense Classes: Commando Krav Maga Chelsea.

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On-going self defense classes using Commando Krav Maga (CKM) tactical techniques. CKM is a reality-based self-defense system utilized by Israeli Special Forces. Students learn the techniques needed to survive violent or aggressive encounters. The primary goal is survival.
The techniques are simple to learn and easy to remember during times of stress:
- Gun disarming
- Knife attacks
- Knife hold-ups
- Chokes & Grabs
- Ground survival
- Hand-to-hand combat
- Attack Psychology
Multiple classes are offered each week and private lessons are available.
Every Mon 730-9pm, Tue 7-8:30pm and Thur 7-830pm. Check our website calendar for class updates!
The instructor, Mike Trester, is a level 6 certified Commando Krav Maga instructor with 23-plus years of law enforcement experience, including over 18 years on the Special Weapons And Tactical team. He is one of 9 CKM instructors holding a level 6 or higher in the United States.
Commando Krav Maga Chelsea, 14495 N Territorial Rd, Chelsea. Monthly fee $60. 734-904-5003. ckmchelsea@gmail.com www.commandokravmagachelsea.com [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Skazat! Poetry Series at Sweetwaters.

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Reading by Sean Thomas Dougherty, a poet from Erie (PA) who is celebrating the publication of Scything Grace, a collection of poems barely working men and women set in smoke-lit pool halls, back roads, rehab centers, truck stops, and diners of the still industrial world. The program begins with open mike readings.
7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663. [map]
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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Girl Rising: Education and Economic Mobility for Michigan Women": American Association of University Women.

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Panel discussion with representatives from Girls Group, Safe House, the Women's Center of Southeast Michigan, and the Hamilton Cross Family Empowerment Program.
7-9 p.m., Cleary University, 3601 Plymouth. Free. 973-6287. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Herbal Wisdom Stories": People's Food Co-op.

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Talk by local holistic health practitioner Linda Diane Feldt.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required at the co-op or at peoplesfood.coop/news_and_events/. 994-4589. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Inbound Marketing: What Is It and How to Get Started": American Business Women's Association.

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Talk by Whole Brain Group sales and marketing director Bonnie Valentine. Preceded by networking (6 p.m.) and dinner (6:30 p.m.).
7 p.m., Quarter Bistro, 300 S. Maple. Free (buy your own dinner). Reservations requested at abwa-maia.org by Oct. 10. 755-0575. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Taste of Ethiopia Dinner": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Zingerman's Roadhouse chef Alex Young host a dinner featuring variety of lentils and chickpeas with braised greens, stewed chicken and seared lamb scattered together on top of a large round piece of injera-the sourdough flatbread served with almost every meal.
7 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $45. Reservations required. 663-3663. [map]
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 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"The Choosing: a Rabbi's Journey from Silent Nights to High Holy Days": Temple Beth Emeth Spirituality Book Club.

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Oct. 15 & 17 (choose one). All invited to discuss Andrea Myers' memoir about leaving behind her Lutheran upbringing, coming out as a lesbian, and eventually becoming a rabbi.
7-8 p.m. (Oct. 15) & noon-1 p.m. (Oct. 17), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free. cantorannie@gmail.com, 665-4744. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Wildly Fit: Get Out and Moving!": Dexter District Library.

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Wildly Fit (Ann Arbor) owners Amy and Christian Wilds discuss simple outdoor workouts. Families welcome.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration recommended. 426-4477. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse: Dawn Farm.

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"The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse" will be presented by Barbara Niess May, MPA, MSW; Executive Director, SafeHouse Center; and David J.H. Garvin, LMSW; Founder, Alternatives to Domestic Aggression, and Chief Operating Officer, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County. Domestic violence offender and survivor alcohol and other drug use/abuse will be central to this discussion. The audience will be provided with a primmer regarding batterer tactics, strategies, and core beliefs which hold the batterer accountable for his abusive behaviors while maintaining and promoting survivor safety. People with a personal or professional interest in this topic are welcome. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Men's Soccer vs. Creighton.

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7:30 p.m., U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. Free. 764-0247. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The State of Michigan State Parks": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Talk by Michigan State Parks & Recreation chief (and former Ann Arbor Parks superintendent) Ron Olson. Refreshments.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 665-0248. [map]
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 7:45-8:45 p.m. 

Aerial Silks: Intro To Routine: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, are a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This class will be an introduction to using the skills learned in Aerial Silks: Basics, along with more advanced poses, to work towards a complete aerial routine. Newer students will focus on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air at a time, more advanced students will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. All students will have the option to perform at our monthly showcase event, LIFT OFF. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$25 per single one hour class
Six student maximum
Drop in 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/aerial-silks-level-1/ [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Bell X1: The Ark.

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Irish pop-rock quartet whose songs, according to Allmusic writer Dave Donnelly, "call to mind pre-electronic Radiohead and the more sedate side of Coldplay, crafting tight, melodic pop with introspective and witty lyrics." The band's new CD, Chop Chop, debuted at #1 on the Irish music charts. Opening act is Tristen, a Nashville-based pop-folk singer-songwriter whose debut CD, Charlatans at the Garden Gate, is a collection of richly melodic, hook-laden tunes that, according to the Boston Globe, "glimmers with traces of Neko Case, the Shangri-Las, and maybe just a touch of Loretta Lynn."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $17 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! 

Concordia Wind Ensemble: Concordia University.

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William Perrine conducts music students in works TBA.
8 p.m., Concordia University Chapel of the Holy Trinity, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7389. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"A Little Night Music": U-M Musical Theatre Department.

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Oct. 10-13 & 17-20. U-M musical theater professor Mark Madama directs musical theater students in this sophisticated Tony Award-winning 1973 musical comedy, adapted from Ingmar Bergman's romantic film Smiles of a Summer Night, itself an adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The story concerns 3 mismatched couples, each of whom finally ends up with the right partner as they all discover their true desires during a weekend together in the country. Stephen Sondheim's memorable and enchanting waltz-filled score includes "Send In the Clowns," "A Weekend in the Country," "Later," and other favorites.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.) 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets $22 & $28 (students, $10) at the Michigan League in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]
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