(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]
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.
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.
Lecture by U-M cell and developmental biology professor Sue O'Shea. The program begins with lunch.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., AACC, 1830 Washtenaw. $30. Reservations required by Oct. 11. 662-3279, ext. 1. [map]
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Ever wanted to know how the entrepreneurial ecosystem has changed on campus over the past several years? Or maybe you've wondered, how does U-M commercialize its research, starting companies like Accuri, Compendia, Arbor Networks, and Health Media? Join us October 9th when Wes Huffstutter will be at LA2M to discuss "The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem on Campus and How the University of Michigan Commercializes Technology.
Conor O'Neills, 318 South Main Street. Free. Donation. firstname.lastname@example.org http://la2m.org/events [map]
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."
Noon-1 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Admission $2 (Kempf House members, $1). 994-4898. [map]
Oct. 16 & 17. A series of tlks by this This Oregon-based esoteric philosopher.
Oct. 16: "The Soul: Its Nature and Origin" (1 p.m.) and "The Awakening: The Soul of Humanity Emerges" (7 p.m.).
Oct. 17: "Shine Forth: The Soul's Magical Destiny" (2 p.m.) and "Introduction to the Seven Rays" (7 p.m.)
1-3:30 & 7-9 p.m. (Oct. 16) and 2-4:30 & 7-9 p.m. (Oct. 17), Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Donation. 665-2757. [map]
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]
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]
Clonlara School and Bricks 4 Kidz® is teaming up to offer a 6 week, after school class. We
both believe it's important to tap into a learner's potential by encouraging their curiosity and
creativity. Bricks 4 Kidz® will be bringing in fun-filled LEGO® model plans (different each
week) which are designed by engineers and architects. These theme based LEGO® project
kits will motivate learning by reinforcing S.T.E.M. based principles. And at the same time,
enhance self-esteem, improve fine-motor skills, teach lessons on organization and following
directions, and most of all................be FUN!
Ages 5-15, all materials included
6 week session on Wednesday afternoons, 3:45-4:45 pm
Clonlara School, 1289 Jewett Ave, Ann Arbor. $88. 7349264617. email@example.com https://my.bricks4kidz.com/index.php?action=location&location=221 [map]
Book discussion group for kids in grades 2 & 3. Games, activities, and snacks. The September theme is "Write Your Own Story." On Oct. 16, kids are invited to discuss Jennifer Holm's Babymouse Monster Mash.
4:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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]
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.
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]
As we head into the colder weather months, we're going to leave the grill behind and head to the stove. This class is ALL ABOUT TECHNIQUE! We're going to focus our learning on the following:
-Breaking down a whole chicken
-Roast it (perfectly!)
That's right - we're going to do ALL of that! Join us, as we take an intensive look at the chicken and all of its possibilities for your daily cooking repertoire. Full participation. Oh yeah, and COME HUNGRY!!! Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $80/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
All invited to practice Thai massage techniques. Wear comfortable clothes. Props provided.
6-8 p.m., The Lotus Center, 2711 Carpenter. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. A2BlueLotusThai@gmail.com, 223-4156. [map]
Learn why gluten is unhealthy and discover signs of possible gluten intolerance. Cooking and baking alternatives will also be shared and discussed.
Presented by Najette Jasey, Certified Holistic Nutritionist
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. Fifth Ave. Free. 734-769-6100. firstname.lastname@example.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
In this workshop class that covers all the knife basics we'll show you the ins and outs of what many consider to be every chef's most important tool. You'll master basic knife skills and the fundamental cuts for vegetables (mince, dice, brunoise, batonnet and julienne) as well as a few advanced techniques. And, just in time for the holidays, our expert chef instructor will demonstrate proper carving techniques. Finally we'll show you how to select the right knife for any job, and share tips for keeping all your knives sharp and well maintained at home.
Class Bonus: Included with the class price is a Wüsthof® Classic 6" PEtec Chef's Knife (a $165 value) that's razor sharp and ready for work. Wüsthof Classic knives are precision-forged from a single piece of steel and feature traditional triple-riveted handles.
to register visit www.surlatable.com
Sur La Table, 3050 Washtenaw Ave, Suite 109. $100 per person. 734-531-0304. www.surlatable.com [map]
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. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-basics-conditioning/ [map]
All invited to share their spiritual and metaphysical questions with others with similar interests. The evening is led by Aaron, a "being of light" channeled by Barbara Brodsky, who offers a talk on a variety of spiritual practices. Q&A. Also, socializing.
7-9:30 p.m., Deep Spring Center, 3820 Packard, suite 280. Free, but donations are accepted. 477-5848. [map]
Talk by recent U-M Screen Arts & Cultures grad Eddie Rubin, the executive producer of the locally filmed Love and Honor, which premiered at the Michigan Theater last March.
7 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $8. 998-9351. [map]
All invited to discuss Brian William Cowan's The Social Life of Coffee: The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]
Slide-illustrated talk by nature photographer and birder Doug Leffler.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free. 994-3659. [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-intro-to-routine/ [map]
All acoustic performers invited. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up to perform 8 minutes (or 2 songs) each. The most talented and popular Open Stage performers are offered their own evenings at the Ark.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $3 (students & members, $2). 761-1451. [map]
Oct. 16-18. Loretta Grimes directs local actors in Annie Baker's Obie-winning comedy, set in a community center drama class under the misguided tutelage of a ditzy instructor, about 4 New Englanders who experiment with theater games, out of which secrets are revealed, tiny wars of epic proportions are waged, and romance blossoms. The New York Times calls the play "absorbing, unblinking, and sharply funny." Cast: Liz Greaves-Hoxsie, Jim Sullivan, Jenna Naert, Maddie Maxey, and Tim Grimes.
8 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20 (students, $15; front-row café table seating, $25; group rates available). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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]