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Calendar of Events

Sunday, October 27, 2013






 
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 All Day  Free! 

Pumpkin Carving.

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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. info@chelseaalehouse.com www.chelseaalehouse.com [map]
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 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Event Derby Horse Show: Cobblestone Farms.

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Each horse and rider competes in dressage, stadium jumping, and cross country riding.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cobblestone Farms, 6301 Gregory Rd. (east off Huron River Dr.), Dexter. Free. 369-2633. [map]
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 9 a.m.-3 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.-3 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! 

Sunday Wheeler Park Rides: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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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.

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9 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 904-6431. [map]
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 10 a.m.-3 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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 10 a.m.-4 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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 10 a.m.-noon 

Youth Wrestling Clinic at the University of Michigan: U-Meet the Athlete.

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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. kidsport@umich.edu www.kines.umich.edu/umove/u-meet-the-athlete [map]
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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Art on the Farm": The Painted Trout.

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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]
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 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Bone Chiller Regatta": U-M Sailing Club.

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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]
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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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 11-11:40 a.m. 

Sunday Meditation at 11AM: Ann Arbor College of Martial Arts.

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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. suraflow@gmail.com a2cma.com [map]
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 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Sunday Artisan Market.

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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]
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 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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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. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.
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 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

Restoration Workday: Stewards of Shanghai Prairie.

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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. aunitafl@umich.edu, 668-6354.
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 12:30 p.m. 

"Christianity and Buddhism: Satsung and Blessings": Center of Light.

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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. revselena@centersoflight.org annarbor.centersoflight.org [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

5th Annual Romanian Film Festival.

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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.

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Various times, UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 1-6 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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 1-4 p.m. 

Tour: Kempf House Museum.

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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]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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Every Sun. Docents lead tours of the UMMA collection, with themes based on their interests.
1 p.m. UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Feeding a Hungry Planet: Crisis and Opportunity": First Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

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Talk by U-M ecology and evolutionary biology professor Catherine Badgley.
1 p.m., First UUC, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. estry@umich.edu. [map]
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 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Fencing Fun": Ann Arbor District Library.

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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]
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 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The City's Environmental Plan: Past, Present, and Future": Ann Arbor Friends Sustainability Series.

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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]
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 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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 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ghost Hunting: The Difficulties of Researching Women's History": Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.

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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]
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 2-5 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Family Dining: Little Italy.

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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]
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 2 p.m. 

Nature Programs: Waterloo Natural History Association.

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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.

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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.
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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"A 1,000 Mile Great Lakes Walk": Saline District Library.

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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]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Adolph Gottlieb, Sculptor": UMMA.

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Oct. 6 & 27. Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of works by this abstract expressionist best known for his paintings and his relationship to Rothko.
2 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"An Iliad": Performance Network Professional Season.

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Oct. 8 & 15. John Manfredi presents a concert reading of 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., Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. $15 in advance at pntheatre.org and at the door. 663-0681. [map]
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 2 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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 2 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 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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 3 p.m. 

Essential Knife Skills: Sur La Table.

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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]
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 3 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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 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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 3:15, 6:15, & 8:30 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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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Friends of Opera Competition Winner Recital: U-M School of Music.

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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]
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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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 4-8 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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 4 p.m. 

"Song of the Trumpet": Vocal Arts Ensemble.

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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.
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 4 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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 4:30 p.m. 

Halloween Concert: U-M School of Music.

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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]
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 5:30 p.m. 

"Sunday Night Live: Jazz & Comedy": Project Fortitude Inc. (PFI).

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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]
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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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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 a2morris@umich.edu to confirm. 717-1569. [map]
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 6-7 p.m. 

Bellydance Conditioning: A2 Aviary.

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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. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/hurts-so-good-bellydance-conditioning/ [map]
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 7-8 p.m. 

Bellydance Technique and Choreography: A2 Aviary.

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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. contact@a2aviary.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belly_dance [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Macbeth": University Musical Society/National Theatre Live.

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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]
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 7:15-10:30 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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