Help us decorate for Halloween by carving a pumpkin at the Alehouse, or bring in your own for the competition! Winners will be announced at 8pm on Halloween. Prizes!
Chelsea Alehouse Brewery, 420 N. Main St. Ste. 100, Chelsea. Free. (734) 475-2337. email@example.com www.chelseaalehouse.com [map]
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]
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]
Oct. 13: "Pioneer Days at Waterloo Farm," a fast/moderate-paced 70-mile ride (429-4989) to the Waterloo Farm Museum, which is holding its annual "Pioneer Day" this afternoon (see listing). A slow/moderate-paced 50-mile ride (663-6401) to the same destination leaves the Dexter gazebo at 10 a.m.
Oct. 20: "Wasem Cider Mill/Three Cedars Ride," a fast/moderate-paced 55-mile and slow-paced 30-mile rides (276-0240) to these Milan-area cider mills for cider and doughnuts.
Oct. 27: "Go to Hell on All Hallows Eve's Eve Ride," a fast/moderate-paced 60-mile ride (426-4989) to Hell or Pinckney for lunch.
9 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 904-6431. [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
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]
Bring your little ghosts and goblins (and pirates and princesses) to celebrate a baby and toddler-friendly Halloween here at Lamaze Family Center. Come in costume and play games, make crafts and get treats. You will also have the opportunity to get your little ghoul's picture taken by the amazing photographer, Cheryl Hall for a small donation to Lamaze. Come join us and get Halloween started out right!
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $10 per child. (734) 973-1014. email@example.com www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
Meet and play with the University of Michigan Wrestling Team! U-Meet the Athlete gives children grades K-8 the opportunity to participate in sport clinics with University of Michigan varsity student-athletes. The goal is to have fun while stressing the importance of mastering sport-specific fundamentals, doing well in school, and living a healthy lifestyle. Please visit our website for more information and to download a registration form!
Cliff Keen Arena, 616 E Hoover St. $20. 734-764-1342. firstname.lastname@example.org www.kines.umich.edu/umove/u-meet-the-athlete [map]
Popular annual show and sale of art by 30 area artists, including painting, jewelry, ceramics, stained glass, mixed-media, paper arts, clothing, silk scarves, soaps, primitives, collage, woodworking, dolls, wildlife studies, ironwork, glass, and more. Live music in the afternoon. Food from Pilar's Tamales. No dogs.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Painted Trout, 12075 Island Lake Rd. (4 miles west of Dexter-Pinckney Rd.), Dexter. Free admission. 424-4822. [map]
Every Sun. Talk by Gelek Rimpoche, an incarnate lama from Tibet who lives in Ann Arbor.
10-11 a.m., Jewel Heart Center, 1129 Oak Valley Dr. (between Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. & Ellsworth). Free. 994-3387. [map]
All invited to watch club members, in Halloween costumes, race each other in decorated sailboats. Followed at 2 p.m. by lunch ($5) and family-friendly activities, including a pumpkin carving contest.
10:30 a.m., Baseline Lake, 8010 Strawberry Lake Rd., left from Mast north of North Territorial, Dexter. Free. Reservations required for lunch by Oct. 21. 426-4299. [map]
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]
Every Sun. A weekly program open to all single adults interested in contemporary Christian topics, new ideas, personal growth, and social and physical activities.
Dec. 8 & 15: Central Seminary (Ann Arbor) religion professor Waldemar Schmeichel presents talks on "The Theology of Christmas Hymns."
Dec. 22: All invited to bring a dish to pass for a festive Christmas potluck.
Dec. 29: All invited for conversation.
Jan. 5: Screening of The Children's March, Robert Houston's 2004 documentary about the epochal 1963 Birmingham civil rights marches that resulted in the arrest of more than 5,000 children.
Jan. 12: K-12 educator Jean Schmeichel discusses her personal journey in becoming a passionate advocate of civil rights for all.
Jan. 19: K-12 educator Jean Schmeichel discusses the argument for celebrating MLK Day by keeping school in session and discusses student letters to MLK.
11 a.m., First Presbyterian Church Monteith Hall, 1432 Washtenaw. Free. 662-4466, ext. 43. [map]
Start your Sunday morning with gentle yoga & meditation. Sura will guide you through stretches to warm up the body for sitting meditation. Meditation is 20 minutes with some guidance.
Ann Arbor College of Martial Arts, 1952 S. Industrial. $64 for 8 weeks. 310.663.1662. email@example.com a2cma.com [map]
Every Sun. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts, with emphasis on a particular medium or theme each week, including "Beads and Metal and Color, Oh My!" (Oct. 6), "Fiber Takes a Dozen Faces" (Oct. 13), "Photography: The Mind's Eye Made Visible" (Oct. 20), and "Halloween at the Market" (Oct. 27). The Halloween event also includes a chance to craft a Halloween grab bag (noon-2 p.m.).
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]
Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Mitchell Field (Fuller Rd.) or just west of Fuller pool. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 846-9418.
The museum sports haunting decor, spooky effects, and even some live critters in this family-oriented party that features a costume contest, trick-or-treats, and many hands-on science-oriented activities. Costumes encouraged.
Noon-5 p.m., Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0480. [map]
Oct. 27 & Nov. 3. Prairie advocate Aunita Erskine leads volunteers in removing woody invasives from this rare prairie remnant on the St. Joe's hospital grounds. Wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
Noon-3 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, call for meeting location. Preregistration required by email or phone. email@example.com, 668-6354.
Join us for this special opportunity to ask questions and receive blessings from Mother Clare Watts, a Christian Mystic and Master Teacher filled with love and wisdom. She is visiting Ann Arbor from Santa Fe, New Mexico, and this will be her last seminar of the weekend. Come deepen your understanding of divine love and receive the healing and transformation you seek.
Center of Light, 200 Huronview Blvd. Donation. 734-330-5048. firstname.lastname@example.org annarbor.centersoflight.org [map]
Oct. 20 & 27. Romanian, subtitles.
Oct. 20: "Reconstruction" (Lucian Pintilie, 1968). Based on a true story about a prosecutor, policeman, and teacher who force two students to reenact their drunken brawl at a restaurant so that it can be videotaped to show the effects of alcohol. Followed by Q&A. 2 p.m. "The Way I Spent the End of the World" (Catalin Mitulescu, 2006). Set in 1989 Bucharest, the story concerns a girl who's sent to a reformatory after she accidentally breaks a bust of Ceausescu. Her boyfriend subsequently devises a plan to kill the dictator. Followed by Q&A. 4 p.m. "Loverboy" (Catalin Mitulescu, 2011). A young criminal, part of a group that provides girls to pimps who sell them abroad for prostitution, finds himself strangely affected by one of his victims. Followed by Q&A. 6 p.m.
Oct. 27: "Morgen" (Marian Crisan, 2010). A supermarket security guard in a small town on the Romanian-Hungarian border helps a Turkish man who's trying to cross the border. Followed by Q&A. 1 p.m. "Summer Holiday" (Radu Muntean, 2008). A man on vacation with his wife and 4-year-old son relives his high-school glory days when he runs into some old friends. 3 p.m. "Beyond the Hills" (Cristian Mungiu, 2012). Two young women who grew up in a Romanian orphanage reunite for a weekend. One who has escaped to Germany tries to convince the other to the leave the monastery where she's taken refuge. 5 p.m.
Various times, UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
Every Sun. & Thurs. except Nov. 28. Players of all skill levels invited to play what's regarded as the world's most difficult board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
1-6 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m.-midnight (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. Free. 417-5547. [map]
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]
Video game tournaments.
Oct. 26 (1-5 p.m.): Smash Kart. For adults and teens in grade 6 & up.
Oct. 27 (1-4): Wii Sports Resort Team Tourney. For all ages.
Nov. 23 (1-4 p.m.): Wii Sports Resort. For adults and kids in grade K & up.
Nov. 24 (1-4 p.m.): Mario Kart. For all ages.
Various times, AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri., except Jan. 1 All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Sun. & Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.) and booster draft (Fri.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Fri.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Fri., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
Sept. 8, 22, & 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20, & 27; Nov. 3 & 10. Guided tours of this restored 19th-century Greek Revival home, named for the family of German American musicians who occupied it at the turn of the 19th century.
1-4 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations accepted. 994-4898. [map]
Lecture-demo on Renaissance fencing by members of the Barony of Cynnabar, the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
1-2 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4555. [map]
"The City's Environmental Plan: Past, Present, and Future": Ann Arbor Friends Sustainability Series.more >
"The City's Environmental Plan: Past, Present, and Future": Ann Arbor Friends Sustainability Series.< less
Major Hieftje discusses environmental sustainability municipal projects, including plans for the next 5 years.
1-2:30 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 1416 Hill St. Free. 239-3199. [map]
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.
Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
"Ghost Hunting: The Difficulties of Researching Women's History": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.more >
"Ghost Hunting: The Difficulties of Researching Women's History": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.< less
Talk by local historian Susan Nenadic, author A Purse of Her Own, a book about working women in 19th-century Washtenaw County. Followed by a panel discussion with club members on "Pennsylvania Connections."
1:30 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Dr. (off E. Huron River Dr. at Clark Rd.). Use parking lot P and look for the club's signs. Free. 483-2799. [map]
Welcome to Sunday Family Dining! This is our attempt to get you to slow down a little and gather around the table to enjoy a meal with your junior chef! In just a couple of hours, your child will prepare a three-course meal that you get to come back and enjoy. No shopping, no chopping, no clean up for you! (And they wait on you!) We'll talk about kitchen safety, favorite foods, family pets, and other important things while we cook. We'll pack up any leftovers (feel free to bring a container) and we'll send you home with a recipe packet. What a great way to end the weekend! Full participation. Menu: Spinach and Hearts of Palm Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette; Fettucine with Three-Herb Pesto and Broiled Shrimp; Chocolate Gelato. These classes are for children ages 10 and up and are 3 hours long, with the last half hour designated for eating. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $75/per 1 child participant and up to 2 family members. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
Sept. 8 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Dragonflies: Acrobats of the Sky." Jackson naturalist Don Henise presents a short indoor program about dragonflies, followed by a hike to Mill Lake to view them in their natural habitat. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair from the Eddy Discovery Center.
Sept. 15 (1:30-3 p.m.): "Incredible Edibles Walk." WNHA wild foods expert Tom Jameson leads a 90-minute hike to learn about edible wild plants available locally and then prepares some wild food dishes (with recipes) to sample.
Sept. 22 (2-3 p.m.): "Sensing Animals." Science Alive representatives bring a variety of live animals for a hands-on presentation on some amazing ways they use their senses to learn about and survive in their environments.
Sept. 29 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Fall Mushroom Search." Mushroom expert Phil Tedeschi leads a search for mushrooms and helps participants identify what they have collected. Bring waxed paper and a basket or paper bag.
Oct. 6 (1-2:30 p.m.): "Survival Skills You Can Use." Artemis Eyster shows adults and kids age 10 & up how to make a shelter and a bed, build a fire, find water, make your own string, and avoid getting lost.
Oct. 20 (2-3 p.m.): "Animal Interactions." Interactive Animal Education owner Chris Oesterling displays a variety of live animals and discusses their habits and adaptations.
Oct. 27 (2 p.m.): "Sandhill Crane Tour." Local sandhill crane expert Bill Wells leads an auto tour that goes from the fields of Portage Lake campground, where many cranes spend the day, to the marshes of the Audubon Society's Haehnle Sanctuary, where hundreds of cranes return to roost at dusk. Expect to see large flocks of these magnificent birds at close range. Bring binoculars and cameras. Maps for self-guided tours and on-request showings of The Sandhill Crane Story available at the Discovery Center beginning Oct. 5.
Nov. 10 (2-3 p.m.): "Rapteriffic." Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show off some of the center's raptors and display the amazing eyesight of hawks and remarkable hearing of owls.
Various times, meet in the Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot (except as noted), Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), Chelsea. $. $2 (families, $5); additional materials fee for "Sketching Nature" programs. Space limited; preregistration required. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.
Michigan adventurer Loreen Niewenhuis discusses her 1,000-mile trek around the perimeter of Lake Michigan as well as her explorations of the other Great Lakes shorelines. Also, a sale of Niewenhuis's books.
2-3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration requested. 429-5450. [map]
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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
Become acquainted and adept with the most classic and important of chef's tools, and your time in the kitchen will be transformed. Hone basic knife skills and practice the fundamental cuts for vegetables-mince, dice, brunoise, b-nnet and julienne-and acquire a few advanced techniques, too. Plus, learn how to select a knife that fits your needs, and gain tips for keeping all of your knives maintained and sharp. To register visit www.surlatable.com
Sur La Table, 3050 Washtenaw Ave, Suite 109. $59 per person. 734-531-0304. www.surlatable.com [map]
(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]
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]
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]
The younger of the 2 Ann Arbor-based USA Hockey national development teams plays this U.S. Hockey League rival.
3:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. at Scio Church Rd. $7 (seniors, students, active military, & kids, $5; youth hockey players with jerseys, $1). 327-9251. [map]
2013-14 winner Antonina Chekhovskaya performs operatic works and other songs. Accompanist is Dylan Perez.
4 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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. email@example.com www.sandhillcranesgather.com or www.haehnlesanctuary.org
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. firstname.lastname@example.org youristpottery.com [map]
Benjamin Cohen directs this local chamber choir in Hindemith's Six Chansons, Halsey Stevens' Magnificat, and works by Hassler and Santore. With guest trumpeter Clark Irwin. Piano accompanist is Ted Wyman.
4 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Tickets $20 (students & seniors, $15) in advance at vocalartsannarbor.org, and at the door. 998-0115.
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.
A rowdy affair, this annual tradition features the University Symphony Orchestra and the University Philharmonia Orchestra hamming it up in costume while performing such ghoulish works as Saint-Saens's Danse Macabre or Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain. Graduate conducting students direct. A large portion of the audience comes in costume. Warning: Tickets usually sell out well in advance.
4:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $8 & $12 in advance at tickets.music.umich.edu, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
Project Fortitude Inc.(PFI) , a non-profit organization which strives to improve the quality of lives for the residents of Washtenaw County, will host its' first "Sunday Night Live: Jazz & Comedy" event on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at University of Michigan golf clubhouse to raise money for scholarships and outreach programs for youth in Washtenaw County.
The (Jazz & Comedy) event is a new fusion for the Ann Arbor scene and is the first type of such an event for PFI foundation. The event will showcase upcoming Jazz-infused R& B musician, Asante, and the evocative original compositions and crowd pleasing scat singing of Vincent Chandler. The Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening will be the nationally known comedienne, "Crystal P", who has open for Steve Harvey and P. Diddy to name a few.
"The Jazz event will become a vital part of our (PFI) efforts to support the needs within our community, and the generosity shown by those who will attend this special event will truly make a
U-M Golf Course Clubhouse, 500 East Stadium Boulevard. $60. www.ProjectFortitutdeinc.org www.ProjectFortitutdeinc.org [map]
Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). Free. Email email@example.com to confirm. 717-1569. [map]
This class combines bellydance movements with traditional fitness training to build your strength, stability and balance. Don't worry, the burning is normal.
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $12. (734) 726-0353. firstname.lastname@example.org http://a2aviary.com/offerings/hurts-so-good-bellydance-conditioning/ [map]
This class will drill your dance fundamentals and teaches choreography to music from traditional to Macklemore. Coral Rose of Unveiled Bellydance and Lunatic Vagabonds will teach you to bellydance to anything on your playlist!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $15. (734) 726-0353. email@example.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belly_dance [map]
Taped broadcast of the Manchester International Festival's live production of one of Shakespeare's best-known and most influential tragedies, the bloody tale of a Scottish lord and his ambitious wife. The production is set within the walls of a deconsecrated Manchester church, and directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, who also stars in the title role. "From the start this superbly realized, thrilling and chilling production has a filmic fluidity and a hurtling pace," writes a Mail on Sunday (UK) reviewer.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $22 (Michigan Theater & UMS members, $18; students, $12) in advance at the Michigan League and ums.org, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538, (800) 221-1229. [map]
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]
This veteran Royal Oak quartet plays a wide range of Celtic music, from contemporary Irish songs and traditional songs of emigration to sea shanties, lively jigs and reels, and haunting ancient airs. A fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Dec. 15 & 22, Jan. 12 & 29 Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary. Preceded at 7 p.m. by beginning lessons and practice.
8-10 p.m., Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom (Pendleton Room on Dec. 15). $5 ($10 includes lessons). 763-6984. [map]