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Saturday, October 26, 2013






 
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U-M Women's Rugby.

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Sept. 21 & 28. The U-M plays matches against Indiana (Sept. 21), Ohio State (Sept. 28), Penn State (Oct. 5), and Notre Dame (Oct. 26).
Time TBA, Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. umwrfc.wordpress.com.
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 8:30 a.m. 

Fall Scramble: Ann Arbor Parks Department.

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Each golfer hits every shot from the spot of the best ball of their threesome. Open to all; no handicaps.
8:45 a.m., Leslie Park Golf Course, 2120 Traver Rd. $50 per person (includes greens fee, continental breakfast, lunch, & prizes). Preregistration required. 794-6245. [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Dexter Breakfast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sat. Beginner-friendly slow-paced (22 miles) and moderate/fast-paced (30-100 miles) round-trip rides to Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond, with stops at the Dexter Bakery or Zou Zou's and Pierce's in Chelsea. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
9 a.m. (Apr., May, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (June-Aug.), & 10 a.m. (Nov.), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St.. Free. 8 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 996-9461 (June 7), 665-3961 (June 14), 994-6340 (June 21), 426-4989 (June 28), 663-5060 (July 5), 274-6350 (July 19), 546-1047 (July 26). 649-9762. 649-9762. [map]
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 9 a.m.-9 p.m.  Free! 

2013 Argus Collectors Group Ann Arbor Fall Conference: Argus Museum and the Argus Collectors Group.

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The conference kicks off Thursday, October 24th with the opening of Deborah Kingery's photography exhibition "Steel Cities". A tailgate party is scheduled for Friday. October 25th, 5-6:30 pm followed by a joint presentation given by Ann Arbor historian and author, Grace Shackman and Argus collector, historian and author, Bob Kelly. Their talk will focus on the WWII Era. The weekend's schedule includes a presentation by photographer Deborah Kingery, demonstrations, a round-table discussion with collectors, photographers and former Argus employees, as well as a photograph competition and field trips. For more information, or to register for events, please contact Cheryl at the Argus Museum.
Argus Museum, 525 West William. Free. Donation. 734-769-0770. cchidester@onealconstruction.com [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

Bodhi Flow Yoga: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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The Bodhi-Flow is a slow, strong, and smooth vinyasa class that will allow you to flow between four-tiers of poses. Beginning with centering activites and moving into a warm up, you will be gently guided through a four-tier practice that moves through poses with a deep and steady intention, ending with a traditional shavasana. The BodhiFlow Vinyasa series was created by Syl Carson of the Bodhi Yoga Studio.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. Fifth Ave. Free. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
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 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Fiber Expo.

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Oct. 26 & 27. Show and sale of a variety of yarns, rug hooking kits, felted items, roving, and fiber art products and craft items. Demonstration classes. Also, breeders on hand with alpacas, goats, Angora rabbits, and other animals. Concessions.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Oct. 26) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Oct. 27), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets $4 ($6 for both days); kids age 11 & under, free. 546-0032. [map]
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 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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Oct. 26 & 27. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Oct. 26) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Oct. 27), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Admission $4. (517) 605-0624. [map]
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 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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Oct. 26 & 27. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Oct. 26) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Oct. 27), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $4. (517) 605-0624. [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Ann Arbor Walk: American Cancer Society.

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Join the American Cancer Society at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Ann Arbor walk on Saturday, October 26 at Washtenaw Community College as we make strides for a world without breast cancer. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the event start at 9:00 a.m. Mark your calendar and sign up online today!
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive. Free. 248.663.3494. StridesHuronValleyMichigan@cancer.org www.MakingStridesWalk.org/AnnArborMI [map]
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 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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All invited to help city staff maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Also, staffers lead a short nature walk at the end of each workday. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.

Sept. 8: Marshall Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot on Dixboro just north of Plymouth) and Sugarbush Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance near the tennis courts on Rumsey St. at the north end of Georgetown Blvd. off Plymouth) to remove invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle. Also a walk through Sugarbush to look for its special features, including blue ash and pawpaw trees.

Sept. 15: Hannah Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance at the end of Bath St., west of Seventh between Huron and Miller) to remove invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle.

Sept. 21 : Sunset-Brooks Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, Sunset Rd. at the end of Brooks St.) to clear trails and spread woodchips in this oak-hickory woodland, and Hollywood Park (9 a.m.-noon, Sequoia Pkwy. near the intersection of Archwood Dr.) and Miller Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Westwood north of Arborview) to remove invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle.

Sept. 28: Greenview Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, across from Barnard Rd. on Greenview Rd. off Scio Church Rd. west of S. Seventh St.) to remove invasive shrubs and spread woodchips on the trails and Argo Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot north of the Argo Canoe Livery off Longshore Dr.) to remove invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle.

Oct. 6: Mary Beth Doyle Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the end of Verle west off Platt south of Packard) to remove invasive shrubs and help improve the trails, and Bird Hills Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the Bird Rd. entrance) to remove invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle.

Oct. 12: Wurster Park (9 a.m.-noon, entrance at the cul-de-sac on Edgewood Pl. off W. Davis between Third St. & Fifth St.) to remove invasive shrubs and spread woodchips on the trails, and Miller Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the Arborview entrance, just east of Wildwood) to help clear trails and spread woodchips.

Oct. 13: Kuebler Langford Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the Beechwood entrance off Sunset just north of M-14) to collect seeds and learn how to identify native plants in the seed-bearing stage of their growth cycle.

Oct. 26: Dicken Woods Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, Dicken Dr. off S. Maple) to help remove invasive buckthorn, plant perennials, and work on trail maintenance, and Molin Nature Area (1-4 p.m., Powell Rd. from Columbia Ave. east of Kimberly from Packard just west of Eisenhower) to remove invasive shrubs.

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Various times & locations. Free. 996-3266.
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 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Socialist Culture in China Reconsidered": U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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Oct. 25 & 26. Scholars from the U.S., China, Canada, Germany, and New Zealand present talks on the varied aspects of socialist cultural activity in 20th-century China.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., U-M Alumni Center Founders Room, 200 Fletcher. Free. 764-6308. [map]
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 10 a.m. 

Baby Care Basics - Ann Arbor - October 26: MHealthy - University of Michigan.

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Baby Care Basics - Ann Arbor - October 26
This class, offered by the U-M Health System's MHealthy Health Education Resource Center, is designed to give you a complete head-to-toe look at how to care for your newborn. Topics include bathing, diapering, safety, and much more. We recommend taking this class at the beginning of your third trimester. Class meets 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 26 at the East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatric Center; 4260 Plymouth Rd. Cost is $15 per person. For more information call 734-647-5645 or toll free at 1-800-433-6348. Registration is required at: http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/events.html
East Ann Arbor Health Center, 4260 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. $15. 734/764-0396. julinels@umich.edu http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/events.html [map]
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 10 a.m. 

Croissant Workshop: Sur La Table.

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Crisp on the outside, tender within and soothingly buttery throughout, the classic croissant appeals wonderfully to the senses. Believe it or not, you don't need fancy ingredients or equipment to make your own. Take on the perfect technique in this workshop where you'll learn the simple step-by-step basics. Finally, you'll customize your croissant dough into delicious sweet and savory pastries. To register visit 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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 10 a.m. 

Cross-Country Classic: Ann Arbor Track Club.

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Runners of all ages and levels of ability are invited to compete in a cross-country run, including an 8-km race for adult men, a 5-km race for adult women, a 5-km race for all runners age 15 & older, a 4-km race for junior high-age kids, and a 3-km race for grade school-age kids. Proceeds benefit the track club youth division. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
10 a.m., Concordia University, 4090 Geddes. $10 (youths age 18 & under, $5; youth teams of 10 or more, $40; adult teams of 10 or more, $80) in advance at aatrackclub.org and day of meet. 330-7931. [map]
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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Fall Holistic/Psychic Fair: Intuitives Interactive.

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Local practitioners offers psychic, channeled, tarot, and angel card readings, intuitive drawings, astrological charts, and more. Vendors with holistic and metaphysical products. Light snacks for sale.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5 admission Additional costs for sessions with practitioners. Meetup.com/Intuitives-Interactive. 358-0218. [map]
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 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

The Sumptuous Table: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Great meals deserve a great presentation. Our Sumptuous Table exhibit, which runs from October 18 to December 8, 2013, is a display of stylish handmade ceramic dinnerware by Yourist Studio Gallery Resident Artists and will include place settings and serving pieces designed to complement your good cooking and grace your table. So come feast your eyes on our dinnerware exhibit, with pieces perfect for our own home, for wedding presents, and as holiday gifts for family and friends. Artists' Reception will take place on Friday, October 25, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. kay@youristpottery.com youristpottery.com [map]
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 10 a.m. 

"Galluping Ghouls 5K Run/Walk": Ann Arbor Jaycees.

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A 5-km run (or walk). Prizes for top male and female finishers and for best costumes in several categories. Also, a kids' dash ($10). Spectators encouraged to wear costumes as well.
10 a.m., Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller. $25 in advance at bit.ly/gg5kregister. 681-0577. [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Geocaching for Beginners": Dexter District Library.

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Michigan Geocaching Organization representative Doug Vandenberg discusses this recreation activity in which participants use GPS devices and other navigational techniques to locate small treasures hidden in natural areas. Followed by a chance to try it out.
10 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
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 10 a.m.-noon 

"Halloween Spooktacular: Vexing Vines and Batty Flowers": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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All kids, accompanied by a parent, invited to make a mask and take a spooky tour of the conservatory to learn about vines that might reach out and grab you, critter-munching leaves, and bat-shaped flowers. Also, a chance to decorate a mini pumpkin to take home.
10 a.m.-noon, Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. $8; metered parking. Preregistration requested. 647-7600. [map]
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 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Shoot": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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All invited to shoot around barricades at targets in a simulated self-defense scenario. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $20 per round ($10 per additional round). 429-9561. [map]
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 10:30 a.m.-midnight 

Remote-Controlled Car Racing: Washtenaw RC Raceway.

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One of the largest regular gatherings of RC racers in the country features off-road dirt-track racing for stock and modified model electric trucks and buggies. Awards for the top three finishers in each class. Spectators welcome. Food concessions.
10:30 a.m.-midnight, Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Doors open at 8 a.m. Free admission. $16 to race. (517) 960-5252. [map]
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 10:30 a.m.-midnight  Free! 

Remote-Controlled Car Racing: Washtenaw RC Raceway.

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One of the largest regular gatherings of RC racers in the country features off-road dirt-track racing for stock and modified model electric trucks and buggies. Awards for the top three finishers in each class. Spectators welcome. Food concessions.
10:30 a.m.-midnight, Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Doors open at 8 a.m. Free admission. $16 to race. (517) 960-5252. [map]
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 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Morning Physics": U-M Physics Department.

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Oct. 12, 19, & 26. Popular series of talks, aimed at general audiences, by U-M scholars. Oct. 12: Physics professor Mark Newman on "Epidemics, Kevin Bacon, and the Internet: the Physics of Networks." Oct. 19: Engineering professor Brian Ellis on "Hydraulic Fracturing 101: Clearing the Waters on the Fracking Debate." Oct. 26: Physics professor emeritus J. Wehrley Chapman on "What It Takes to find the Elusive Sub-Nuclear Giant!"
10:30 a.m., 170 Dennison, 500 Church. Free. 764-4437. [map]
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 11 a.m. (tentative)  Free! 

Ann Arbor Women's Rugby.

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Opponent TBA.

Sept. 21: vs. Fox Valley.

Oct. 19: vs. Chicago

Oct. 26: vs. Indy

Nov. 2: vs. Will County


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11 a.m. (tentative), Mill Pond Park, end of W. Bennett (off N. Ann Arbor St.), Saline. Free. annarborwomensrugby.com.
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 11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Teddy Bear Company.

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Group tours of the warehouse, with displays of both historical and CTBC bears. Also, display of antique toys in the Chelsea Toy Museum.
11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m., CTBC Warehouse, 400 N. Main, Chelsea. Free. 433-5499. [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 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Halloween Celebration: Huron Village Plaza.

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All kids invited to come in costume for a spooky storytime and "Hail the Pumpkin King," a program of games and other activities celebrating Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. Also, a free picture from Walgreens, trick-or-treating throughout the mall, and a chance to vote on your favorite pumpkin in the "Spooky Pumpkin Carving Contest" at Whole Foods.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Huron Village Plaza, Washtenaw at Huron Pkwy. Free. 973-1618.
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Storytime: Literati Bookstore.

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Every Sat. 15-minute storytime geared toward very young children.
11 a.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Storytime: Nicola's Books.

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Every Sat. An experienced storyteller spins yarns for kids age 7 & under. On Oct. 26 only, story time is followed at 11:30 a.m. by a visit from Maurice Sendak's Wild Thing.
11 a.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

The Garden Mill Autumn Harvest Series.

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Talks and demonstrations by various speakers.

Oct. 5: "Apple Tasting." An Alber Apple Orchard representative offers samples of several varieties of Michigan apples, along with recipes for various yummy apple treats.

Oct. 12: "Spring Bulbs." Garden Mill owner Jennifer Fairfield discusses how and when to plant bulbs for spring gardens and forcing bulbs for winter blooms.

Oct. 19: "Recipes from the Fall Garden." Former Garden Mill owner Trinh Pifer presents recipes for using squashes, kale, cauliflower, Swiss chard and other fall crops.

Oct, 26: "Overwinter Your Garden." Jennifer Fairfield offers tips for preparing your garden for winter, including cutting back perennials, mulching, which plants need protection from the elements, and more.

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11 a.m.-noon, Garden Mill, 110 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration recommended. 475-3539. [map]
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 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Make a Good Impression": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demo exploring how fossils are created and how museum fossil casts are made.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Exhibit Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
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 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Family Crafts: Ophir Crafts.

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Family Crafts
Ophir Crafts features Family Crafts (clay miniatures, card-making and spinning demonstrations) each Saturday from 11:30-12:15 and 12:30-1:15 at our store, Westgate Shopping Center 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) 794-7777. ophircrafts@gmail.com ophircrafts.com [map]
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 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (Sat. 11:30 a.m., Sat. & Sun. 1:30 & 3:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope (Sat. 12:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show that explores how telescopes work and what they can do.

Impact Earth (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show, narrated by astronaut Tom Jones, about meteors, meteorites, asteroids, and comets, and the dangers they can pose to life on Earth.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Make a Difference Day": Grace Hospice.

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We will be making blankets, adult bibs, and other small gifts that we can give to our hospice patients in an attempt to improve their quality of life! Light refreshments will be served so please stop by and be a part of bettering the live's of our patients!
Grace Hospice, 2755 Carpenter Rd. Suite 1W, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. 734-548-8403. ecargnel@ghospice.com ghospice.com [map]
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 Noon-4:30 p.m. 

Antique Appraisal: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to bring no more than 2 antiques for an oral appraisal by veteran Chelsea appraiser Joseph Merkel.
Noon-4:30 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required to get an appraisal; drop-ins welcome to watch. 475-8732. [map]
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 Noon-1 p.m. 

Hand Balance (Hand & Headstands): A2 Aviary.

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This class will work on the basic steps to this popular inversion. Never before balanced on your hands? Got some handstand know-how but want some tips and tricks? This class works with beginner-level students on building the courage and strategies for inversions on the hands. Focuses on alignment, flexibility, and strength. Will also cover spotting, falling, breath, and subtle adjustment. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by demonstration of handstand tips and tricks, and practice with spotters.
$15 per student
Drop in students welcome, but registering online will guarantee you a spot in class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $15. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/hand-balance/ [map]
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 Noon 

Mom/Dad and Me Class: Good Witch Fairy Dust: Little Workshop.

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Are you leaving something at your fairy door for Halloween? Do they trick or treat at your house? Create a small gift for them with your own 3" inch fairy dust bottle. Rubber stamping, bottles, glitter, and adornments included.

Ages: 5+

$15 per child, includes materials
Little Workshop, 215 1/2 S. Main (above Footprints/Falling Water). $15. 734-369-2068. contact@golittleworkshop.com www.golittleworkshop.com [map]
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 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Hallow-Harvest Festival": Cobblestone Farm Association.

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A living history festival featuring traditional fall harvest and Halloween preparations. With live period music and cooking and craft demos, along with hands-on activities for all ages, including a chance to try out a trebuchet (an old-fashioned gravity-fueled catapult). Also, a Halloween costume contest, with prizes. Tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse.
Noon-4 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard (next to Buhr Park). $2 (family, $5; kids & seniors, $1; kids age 3 & under, free). 794-7120. [map]
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 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Family Crafts: Ophir Crafts.

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Family Crafts
Ophir Crafts features Family Crafts (clay miniatures, card-making and spinning demonstrations) each Saturday from 11:30-12:15 and 12:30-1:15 at our store, Westgate Shopping Center 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) 794-7777. ophircrafts@gmail.com ophircrafts.com [map]
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 12:55-3:10 p.m. 

"The Nose": Quality 16.

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Live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Shostakovich's satirical opera, based on Gogol's comic story, about the misadventures of a bureaucrat searching for his missing nose. Stars Paulo Szot. Russian, subtitles. This performance is rebroadcast on tape on Oct. 30.
12:55 p.m.-3:10 p.m. (Oct. 26) & 6:30-8:45 p.m. (Oct. 30), Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Tickets $26 (seniors, $24; kids age 12 & under & students, $20) in advance at gqti.com/met.aspx and at the door. 623-7469. [map]
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 1-10 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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 1-2 p.m. 

Flexibility (Intro to Contortion): A2 Aviary.

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This class can take your flexibility from basic warm up stretching to beginning contortion poses, all levels are welcome to train at your own pace. We will focus on safely exploring your limits through proper warm up and mat exercises to take home. Come increase your bendy power, learn to prevent injuries through safe stretching, breathe, and stretch in a supportive environment.
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $12. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/flexibility/ [map]
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 1-2:30 p.m. 

Halloween Skate: Ann Arbor Parks Department.

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Skating to spooky music programmed by a DJ. Costumes contest with prizes.
1-2:30 p.m., Veterans Ice Arena, 2150 Jackson Rd. $6 (youths age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & over, $5). $1 discount for residents. Skate rentals available ($3). 761-7240. [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

Nature Programs: Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Programs presented by WRA park interpreter Katie McGlashen or other WRA park interpreters.

Sept. 1 (10 a.m.): "Labor Day Fitness Walk." All invited to join one of several walks through the park, from long, hilly hikes to a lass rugged 1.5-mile scavenger hunt trail. Snacks & drinks available. Preceded at 9:30 a.m. by warm-up games for kids. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Sept. 6 & 20 (1 p.m.): "Geocaching 101." All invited to learn how to use a handheld GPS unit to navigate park trails on a treasure hunt. Bring a few small trinkets to trade, if you can.

Sept. 13 & 27 and Oct. 4, 11, & 18 (3-4:30 p.m.): "Arrows Away." All adults and youth age 8 & up invited to learn the basics of archery.

Oct. 11 & 18 (noon-2 p.m.): "Apple Cider Pressing." All invited to make cider. Apples provided.

Oct. 18 (11 a.m.): "Geocache Trick or Treating." Hikers of any age able to follow rugged hilly terrain invited to learn how to use a GPS unit to navigate trails in search of hidden treats.

Nov. 22 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Turkey Talk." Talk on how the North American wild turkey was brought back from the brink of extinction. McGlashen also dresses an audience volunteer in some props to represent turkey adaptations and behavior, and participants can make a turkey call to take home

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Various times, Eddy Discovery Center (except as noted), Bush Rd. (west from Pierce Rd. off I-94 exit 157), Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.
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 1 p.m. 

TCA Halloween Bash: Tecumseh Center for the Arts.

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TCA Halloween Bash
featuring:
Monster Dash 5k Run • 1:00 pm • Registration $25
Costume Contest • 3:00 pm • FREE
Halloween Film Fest • 7:30 pm • $10
1:00 pm Monster Dash 5K Run - Halloween is the perfect time to run - run for your life! Monsters and zombies will be out for this fun run through Tecumseh. Registration $25. Register by Oct. 20 to guarantee T-shirt. Costumes encouraged. Call TCA at 517.423.6617 or City of Tecumseh Parks and Recreation at 517.423.5602 for more information.
3:00 pm TCA Costume Contest - Don your best witches outfit, dust off your vampire suit! Come one and come all to the TCA Costume Contest. Open for all ages. On stage at the TCA. Free!
7:30 pm TCA Halloween Film Fest - Come discover found footage films and shorts by some of Michigan's premiere independent filmmakers and films by TCA's own Alan Collins. Films range from thrillers and shockers to comedy and drama, it's a constant night of discovery! Films are not r
Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N. Maumee St. Tecumseh, MI 49286, Tecumseh. Monster Dash 5k - Registration $25, Costume Contest - FREE, Film Fest $10. 517.423.6617. http://www.thetca.org [map]
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 1 p.m. 

"Jamie and Jordan": Performance Network Children's Theater Network.

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Royal Oak playwright Kim Carney's hilarious musical about the importance of both a healthy lifestyle and a healthy friendship. Milk & cookies. For prekindergartners through 5th-graders.
1 p.m., Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Tickets $10 (youth under age 16, $7) in advance at performancenetwork.org & by phone, and at the door. For reservations or to charge by phone, call 663-0681. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

LASER Cutter Workshop: All Hands Active.

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Learn how to cut & etch with a LASER this Saturday!
Cost: We ask for $10 to $15 for this class.
What does all this wonderful time and money get you?
- Basic instruction on how to use the laser cutter
- 1 hour (in addition / after class time) of use on the laser cutter, with the ability to pay for more time ($10 p/hour for members, $12 p/hour for non members)
- Satisfaction in helping create a fund to maintain, repair, upgrade the laser cutter!
Basic class plans:
- Basic image editing and generation
- Difference between raster and vector
- Pre cut flight check
- How to size your document
- Laser cutter set up and lock/unlock
- Power settings and configurations
- Cleaning the bed
- Basic trouble shooting
- Acceptable materials
- Post cut flight check
FYI: This class is limited to just 8 people. PREREGISTER at http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/ now to guarantee your spot!
This class repeats every fourth Saturday of the month!
All Hands Active, 525 E. Liberty St. Donation. $10 to $15. (734) 707-8242. joshdont@gmail.com http://www.allhandsactive.com/events/ [map]
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 2 p.m. 

Mensa Admission Test: Southeast Michigan Mensa.

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American Mensa is an organization for anyone who scores in the top two percent of the general population on an accepted, standardized intelligence test. The Mensa Admission Test includes two tests that feature questions involving logic and deductive reasoning. A person who scores at or above the 98th percentile on one of these tests qualifies for membership in the international organization. The test is open to anyone age 14 and older, but parental permission is required for those ages 14-17. Test takers should bring a photo ID. The testing fee is $40. Register at mensadetroit.com/join.
ZingNet, 3756 Plaza Drive. $40. info@mensadetroit.com. info@mensadetroit.com www.mensadetroit.com [map]
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 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

National Novel Writing Month Kickoff: Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to learn about this nonprofit promotion (also known as NaNoWriMo) encouraging teens and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a 50,000-word novel by the end of November. Refreshments.
2-5 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

Thollem McDonas, with BoxDeserter Ensemble & Soar Trio: 17th Annual Edgefest (Kerrytown Concert House).

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Acclaimed Detroit jazz pianist-composer McDonas-a member of the improvisational jazz group BoxDeserter Ensemble and its descendant, the free jazz/chamber ensemble Soar Trio-leads this concert commemorating the late Detroit saxophonist Faruq Z. Bey, who was a founding member of BoxDeserter. Musicians includes saxophonist Skeeter Shelton, bassist Joel Peterson, saxophonist-flautist-clarinet player Michael Carey, drummer Kurt Prisbe, cellist Abby Alwin, and trumpeter James Cornish.
2 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15 (students, $5; $135 Edgepass includes admission to all shows; $50 Sat. pass). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 2 & 8 p.m. 

"Sonnets Onstage": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio Series.

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Oct. 25-27. Glenn Bugala directs local actors in a production he created in collaboration with the cast. Composed of contemporary and Elizabethan vignettes, the play borrows Shakespeare's language and draws on improv sessions with the actors. Cast: Patrice Carter, Lisa Coveney, Sanders Hamson, Jean Leverich, Alex Mez, and Mo El Zaatari.
8 p.m. (Oct. 25 & 26) & 2 p.m. (Oct. 26 & 27), A2CT Studio, 322 W. Ann. $12 in advance and at the door. 971-2228. [map]
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 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The ABCs of Medicare": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by financial consultant and Bankers Life and Casualty insurance agent Jae W. Oh, author of the bestselling Maximize Your Medicare.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 2:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to practice their juggling skills. Beginners welcome. Indoor location TBA in case of inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. 761-1115.
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 3-5 p.m. 

16th Annual Halloween Party: Quest Martial Arts.

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Games and activities. Costumes encouraged. Donuts & cider. Followed at 5 p.m. by a free "Trunk or Treat" (see below).
3-5 p.m., Quest Martial Arts, 2111 Packard. $20. Reservations required. 332-1800. [map]
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 3 p.m. 

TCA Halloween Bash: Tecumseh Center for the Arts.

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TCA Halloween Bash
featuring:
Monster Dash 5k Run • 1:00 pm • Registration $25
Costume Contest • 3:00 pm • FREE
Halloween Film Fest • 7:30 pm • $10
1:00 pm Monster Dash 5K Run - Halloween is the perfect time to run - run for your life! Monsters and zombies will be out for this fun run through Tecumseh. Registration $25. Register by Oct. 20 to guarantee T-shirt. Costumes encouraged. Call TCA at 517.423.6617 or City of Tecumseh Parks and Recreation at 517.423.5602 for more information.
3:00 pm TCA Costume Contest - Don your best witches outfit, dust off your vampire suit! Come one and come all to the TCA Costume Contest. Open for all ages. On stage at the TCA. Free!
7:30 pm TCA Halloween Film Fest - Come discover found footage films and shorts by some of Michigan's premiere independent filmmakers and films by TCA's own Alan Collins. Films range from thrillers and shockers to comedy and drama, it's a constant night of discovery! Films are not r
Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N. Maumee St. Tecumseh, MI 49286, Tecumseh. Monster Dash 5k - Registration $25, Costume Contest - FREE, Film Fest $10. 517.423.6617. http://www.thetca.org [map]
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 3 & 8 p.m. 

"An Iliad": Performance Network Professional Season.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 26-Oct. 27. Tim Rhoze directs John Manfredi in 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. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (Oct. 12 & 26), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Sept. 26), $24 & $26 (Sept. 27 & 29), $30 & $32 (Sept. 28), and $22 & $24 (Oct. 3). Oct. 4 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After Oct. 4: $27 & $29 (Thurs.), $34 & $36 (Fri. & Sun.), $27 & $29 (Sat. matinee), $39 & $41 (Sat. eve.). $3 discount for seniors age 60 & over. Tickets available in advance at performancenetwork.org & by phone, and at the door. $10 student discount in advance, half-price student tickets at the door only. For reservations, call 663-0681; to charge by phone, call 663-0696. [map]
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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. 

Myra Melford: 17th Annual Edgefest (Kerrytown Concert House).

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Solo performance by this highly acclaimed jazz composer-pianist known for a transcendent avant-garde sensibility that incorporates the earthy, organic sounds of blues.
4 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 4 p.m. 

Sandhill Cranes Gather: Haehnle Sanctuary and Chelsea Merchants Association.

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SANDHILL CRANES GATHER last year there were over 8000 Cranes within 2 hours flying in over our heads!
Every Saturday & Sunday in October & November. The best viewing is End of October Beginning of November. Time: 2:00 pm until dusk. Where: Self guided driving maps are available at any participating shop in Chelsea and Manchester. Tour the flight path of the 40 decorated Sandhill Cranes recycled metal sculptures in and around Chelsea and Manchester. Then check out the beautiful fall colors as you spot the cranes in the farm fields. From 4:00 pm until dusk, join the Jackson Audubon Society members at the Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary, who will answer your crane questions. Come and be a part of natures finest moment. Bring your friends, family and neighbors to enjoy our natural surroundings. Spotting scopes are available. Bring your camera and binoculars. Stop in Chelsea to warm up, share all your photographs.
Haehnle Sanctuary, Seymour Rd & Fairlane Dr., Grass Lake, Chelsea. Donation. sandhillcranesmi@hotmail.com www.sandhillcranesgather.com or www.haehnlesanctuary.org
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 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?": LezRead Book Club.

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All lesbians invited to discuss novelist Jeannette Winterson's memoir.
4-6 p.m., Jim Toy Community Center, 319 Braun Ct. Free. 663-0036. [map]
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 4:30-9:30 p m. 

Burns Park Brewers Brewfest: Ann Arbor Active Against ALS (A2A3).

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Live music TBA and sale of home-brewed beer and nonalcoholic root beer from local brewers. Also, a chili cook-off, and sale of brats, pretzels, and more. Proceeds benefit ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) research.
4:30-9:30 p.m., Burns Park, Wells at Baldwin. Free admission. Beer supply limited, so beer tokens ($5 each, $20 for 5) must be reserved in advance at a2a3.org. 945-8132.
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 4:30 p.m. 

"In a World…": Michigan Theater.

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(Lake Bell, 2013). Comedy about an underachieving vocal coach who's motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voiceovers, to become a voiceover star.
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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 4:45, 7, & 9:15 p.m. 

"The Summit": Michigan Theater.

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Nick Ryan's 2012 documentary about 11 climbers who mysteriously perished on K2, the world's most dangerous mountain.
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 & 7 p.m. 

"Animal Haunts Halloween Walk": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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Guided hikes through the Black Pond woods to meet a variety of costumed animals who perform entertaining, educational skits and songs. Followed by a hay jump, pumpkin carving, face painting, cider, and more. The earlier hike is geared to families with young children.
5-6:30 & 7-9 p.m., Leslie Science Center, 1831 Traver Rd. $10 (families, $38) in advance at leslienc.org and at the door. 997-1553. [map]
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 5-6 p.m.  Free! 

2nd Annual Trunk or Treat: Quest Martial Arts.

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Costumed kids invited to collect candy and goodies from different trunks. Donuts & cider.
5-6 p.m., Quest Martial Arts, 2111 Packard. Free. To host a trunk, call the studio. 332-1800. [map]
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 5 p.m. 

Texas Hold 'Em: Saline American Legion.

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Poker tournament. Prizes. Refreshments. Note: The Sept. 14 & Oct. 5 dates are tentative.
5 p.m. (registration begins at 4 p.m.), American Legion Hall, 320 W. Michigan, Saline. $50. 429-7310. [map]
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 5-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Boo Bash": Briarwood.

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Hands-on kids activities, a performance by Colors the Clown, a spooky fashion show, and trick-or-treating throughout the mall (5 p.m. till supplies run out). Costumes encouraged, but no masks allowed.
5-6 p.m., Briarwood Mall, 100 Briarwood Cir. Free. 769-9610. [map]
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 6-11 p.m. 

Oktoberfest Dinner/Dance: Greater Beneficial Union Chapter 630.

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All invited for beer, wine, pop, and traditional German food, including knackwurst, weisswurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut, spätzle, and more. Also, dancing to German music by the Sorgenbrecher Band, entertainment by the German dance troupe the Almrausch Schuhplattlers, and a sing-along to drinking songs. Raffle.
6-11 p.m., Grotto Club, 2070 W. Stadium. $25. Reservations required by Oct. 23. 954-0057, 913-9371. [map]
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 6 p.m.-midnight 

Red Cross Ball: American Red Cross.

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The Red Cross Ball is an elegant black-tie event held annually in October at one of Washtenaw county's leading resorts. The evening includes a gourmet dinner, premium wines, a live benefit auction, entertainment, and dancing. Each year, this event raises funds to help provide critically needed services to residents of Washtenaw and Lenawee Counties.
Marriott at Eagle Crest, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, 1275 South Huron Street, Ypsilanti. $275. 734.971.5300 Ext 217. Donna.Duvin@redcross.org http://www.redcross.org/news/event/Red-Cross-Ball-2013-Washtenaw-Lenawee-Chapter [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

Date Night: La Dolce Vita: Sur La Table.

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Infuse the romance of Italy into your cuisine and discover together a world that is renowned for its rustic yet refined cuisine, incorporating simple ingredients that produce incredible, authentic flavors. Savor the abundant flavors and create a sumptuous Tuscan menu. Our instructor will teach you and your special someone the techniques behind these satisfying recipes and relay a few tips on how to make preparation a breeze. MENU: Crostini with Mushrooms and Parmesan - Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Dried Apricot Mostarda - Shaved Fennel and Pecorino Salad - Chocolate-Chianti Cake to registr visit www.surlatable.com *Class Bonus: All students will receive a bottle of Marca Verde L'Italiano 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a $14.95 value.
Sur La Table, 3050 Washtenaw Ave, Suite 109. $79 per person. 734-531-0304. www.surlatable.com [map]
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 6:45 & 9 p.m. 

"Escape from Tomorrow": Michigan Theater.

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(Randy Moore, 2013). Surreal horror fantasy, filmed without permission at Disney World, about a middle-aged dad who's on vacation with his family when things start to get dark and twisty.
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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 7 p.m. 

"Christianity and Buddhism: Samadhi": Center of Light.

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The Noble Eightfold Path and Samadhi:
What is Samadhi? How is it dependent on mental concentration during meditation? Explore these questions and topics with Mother Clare Watts, a Christian Mystic and Master Teacher with extensive experience with inner mystical paths. She is visiting Ann Arbor from Santa Fe, New Mexico, bringing her wisdom and message of peace and transformation this weekend. Come with your questions and deepen your understanding of mental concentration and meditation for whatever tradition you practice.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Donation. 734-330-5048. revselena@centersoflight.org annarbor.centersoflight.org [map]
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 7-10 p.m. 

International Folk Dancing: Ann Arbor Folkdancers.

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Dancing to recorded music. The program begins with a lesson.
7-10 p.m., the barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5 (students, $3). 709-8748. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Miss Washtenaw County Pageant.

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This year's theme is "Diamonds Are Forever." The winner goes on to the 2014 Miss Michigan Pageant. Preceded by the Miss Michigan Outstanding Teen Pageant (2:30 p.m., tickets $12, ages 6-12, $5).
7 p.m., Washington Street Education Center, 500 Washington, Chelsea. Tickets $20 (ages 6-12, $5) at the door. 475-2734. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Team USA Under-17 vs. Des Moines: USA Hockey National Team Development Program.

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The younger of the 2 Ann Arbor-based USA Hockey national development teams plays this U.S. Hockey League rival.
7 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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 7 p.m. 

The Michael Formanek Quartet: 17th Annual Edgefest (Kerrytown Concert House).

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Jazz composer-bassist Formanek, known for his tonal and structural flexibility, leads this quartet in improvisation and original compositions. Members include pianist Jacob Sacks, drummer Dan Weiss, and saxophonist Ellery Eskelin.
7 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Men's Soccer vs. Indiana.

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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! 

U-M Volleyball vs. Purdue.

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7 p.m., Cliff Keen Varsity Arena, S. State at Hoover. $7 & $8 (seniors & youth, $5). 764-0247.
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 7 p.m. 

"Fiddler on the Roof": EMU Theatre Department.

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Oct. 18-20 & 24-27. EMU drama professor Pirooz Aghssa directs EMU drama students in Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick's beloved, heartwarming 1964 musical, based on Sholem Aleichem's Yiddish stories about life in a small Russian Jewish community around 1900. When a poor but pious dairyman searches for husbands for his daughters, they reject his traditions.
9 p.m. (Oct. 18), 7 p.m. (Oct. 19 & 24-26), 1 p.m. (Oct. 20), & 2 p.m. (Oct. 27), EMU Quirk Theater, Ford St. (off Lowell at Jarvis), Ypsilanti. Tickets $15 (students, $12; kids 12 & under, $7)) in advance at emutix.com and by phone (487-2282), and at the door. 487-1221.
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 7 p.m. 

"Martians Over Brooklyn": Dexter High School Drama Club.

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Oct. 24-27. Tomi Dres directs students in Laurie Bryant's comedy inspired by the infamous 1938 Orson Welles Mercury Theatre radio broadcast. The action plays out in a Brooklyn home where a family is dealing with abandonment by their father.
7 p.m. (Oct. 24-26) & 2 p.m. (Oct. 27), Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker (south of Shield from Baker Rd.), Dexter. $10 (students & seniors, $8). 424-4240. [map]
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 7-11 p.m. 

"Wicked Kickin' Hoedown": Saline Main Street.

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Square dancing, country dancing, and line dancing to live music by William Shadrick & the Modern Day Drifters, a Howell country quartet led by singer-songwriter Shadrick, whose influences range from Hank Williams and Merle Haggard to Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by line dancing lessons. Also, mechanical bull riding, a hayride (tentative), a live auction, and more. Food & drinks available.
7-11 p.m., downtown Saline. Admission TBA. 316-2119.
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 7:15-9 p.m. 

"DJ Skate".

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Skating to Top 40 music.
7:15-9 p.m. (6-8:50 p.m. on Dec. 31), Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr. (off Manchester Rd., 1/2 mile south of the intersection of Old US-12 & M-52), Chelsea. $5 (children 14 & under, $3) admission, $3 skate rental. 433-4444. [map]
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 7:15-11:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Sept. 28-Oct. 26, every Sun. in Oct., and Oct. 24, 30, & 31. Six different scary attractions--including a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more--bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Refreshments available.
7:15-11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 7:15-10:30 p.m. (Sun. & Oct. 30 & 31), 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. $18 (except Sun. & Oct. 24, 30, & 31, $17) for access to one area; $36 (except Sun. & Oct. 24, 30, & 31, $40) for all areas. 390-9208. [map]
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 7:30 pm 

TCA Halloween Bash: Tecumseh Center for the Arts.

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TCA Halloween Bash
featuring:
Monster Dash 5k Run • 1:00 pm • Registration $25
Costume Contest • 3:00 pm • FREE
Halloween Film Fest • 7:30 pm • $10
1:00 pm Monster Dash 5K Run - Halloween is the perfect time to run - run for your life! Monsters and zombies will be out for this fun run through Tecumseh. Registration $25. Register by Oct. 20 to guarantee T-shirt. Costumes encouraged. Call TCA at 517.423.6617 or City of Tecumseh Parks and Recreation at 517.423.5602 for more information.
3:00 pm TCA Costume Contest - Don your best witches outfit, dust off your vampire suit! Come one and come all to the TCA Costume Contest. Open for all ages. On stage at the TCA. Free!
7:30 pm TCA Halloween Film Fest - Come discover found footage films and shorts by some of Michigan's premiere independent filmmakers and films by TCA's own Alan Collins. Films range from thrillers and shockers to comedy and drama, it's a constant night of discovery! Films are not r
Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N. Maumee St. Tecumseh, MI 49286, Tecumseh. Monster Dash 5k - Registration $25, Costume Contest - FREE, Film Fest $10. 517.423.6617. http://www.thetca.org [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"This is Michigan!": Band-O-Rama (U-M School of Music).

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The U-M Symphony Band, Concert Band, and Michigan Marching Band perform traditional marches, the U-M fight song, and other works TBA.
7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. $5-$18 in advance at tickets.music.umich.edu. 764-2538. [map]
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 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Quinn Dahle: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Oct. 24-26. Ann Arbor debut of this young Minnesota-bred, L.A.-based comic known for his sharp-witted, wisecracking storytelling and impeccable timing. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty. $9 (Thurs.) & $12 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $11 (Thurs.) & $14 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Uncle Bonsai: The Ark.

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This folk-pop vocal trio from Seattle, one of the Ark's most popular attractions before disbanding in the late 80s, reunited in 2000. Uncle Bonsai is known for its thrillingly sharp and swooping vocal harmonies and for the audacious, keen-witted humor of songs like "Cheerleaders on Drugs," "Boys Want Sex in the Morning," and many others. The trio returns with new material from its recent CD, The Grim Parade, plus selections from its upcoming recording, and a few old favorites--all with its trademark bittersweet humor intact.
8 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. 

"A Midsummer Night's Dream": Dreamland Theater.

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Oct. 19 & 26 and Nov. 2, 9, 16, & 30. The Dreamland Puppet Troupe presents Dreamland owner Naia Venturi's adaptation, with both Venturi's marionettes and Patrick Elkins' shadow puppets, of Shakespeare's delightful comic fantasy about a jealous tiff between the king and queen of the fairies, and the mortals snared in their mischief. With a score by Andrew Bruce Mitchell II. This project was initiated when the Dreamland puppets were used in Arnaud Desplechin's Jimmy P.: The Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, a nominee for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival Palm d'Or.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), Dreamland Theater, 26 N. Washington St. Ypsilanti. $10 at the door only. 657-2337. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Evil Dead: The Musical": Dexter Community Players.

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See review. Local actors present their annual production of this musical gore-fest, an amalgam of Sam Raimi's cult-classic 1980s low-budget film trilogy about 5 MSU students camping in the Tennessee woods who set free an evil spirit that possesses them. Songs include the doo-wop ballad "All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons" and "Do the Necronomicon," which The New York Times says "cheerfully evokes the 'The Time Warp' from 'Rocky Horror.'"
8 p.m., Copeland Auditorium, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $15 ("splatter zone," $20). 726-0355, dextercommunityplayers.org. [map]
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 8 p.m.-2 a.m. 

"Lift Off": A2 Aviary.

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Halloween-themed aerial and acrobatic acts, art, and music. Also, refreshments and an open bar. The program ends with open dancing.
8 p.m.-2 a.m., A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State. $10. 726-0353. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"The Manganiyar Seduction": University Musical Society.

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Oct. 26 & 27. Roysten Abel, head of the Indian Shakespeare Company in New Delhi, directs this dazzling theatrical concert combining the ecstatic sounds of traditional Indian folk music with the cosmopolitan visual effects of Amsterdam's red light district. It features an ensemble of Manganiyars, a caste of hereditary singers and instrumentalists from Rajasthan, a desert in northwest India, who perform an array of traditional instruments and sing in Sufi religious couplets. The musicians are seated in 36 red-curtained cubicles arranged in four horizontal rows, one on top of the other, which are illuminated when their occupants perform. "The effect is like that of a gospel Mass or a slow-building rave; a joyous, communal experience of the seductive power of music," writes an Irish Independent reviewer.
8 p.m. (Oct. 26) & 4 p.m. (Oct. 27), Power Center. Tickets $18-$48, in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538.
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 8:30 p.m. 

Stephen Rush: 17th Annual Edgefest (Kerrytown Concert House).

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This U-M music technology professor and jazz pianist-composer is joined by the U-M Jazz Ensemble in a concert-directed by U-M jazz piano professor Ellen Rowe-premiering his latest piano concerto, commissioned for this year's Edgefest.
8:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. $15 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999.
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 10 p.m. 

Mind Games: 17th Annual Edgefest (Kerrytown Concert House).

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This avant-jazz improv quartet-led by respected Brooklyn composer-bassist James Ilgenfritz-uses unorthodox ways of making music to create fluid rhythmic textures. Members include pianist Denman Maroney, alto saxophonist Angelika Niescier, and drummer Andrew Drury.
10 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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