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Wednesday, October 30, 2013






 
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 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Fall Migration in Nichols Arboretum": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thursday, Aug. 28-Oct. 30. All invited to join WAS members for a leaderless hike through the Arb to look for fall warblers and other southbound migrants, many of which are in their first-year plumage.
8-11 a.m., meet in the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview (off Geddes near the east end of Dow Field). Free. 677-3275.
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980.
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 9:15-10:45 a.m. 

Parent-Toddler Play Group: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Our intimate parent toddler play groups meet once/week for six weeks this fall/winter. This is a unique opportunity for children (12 to 36 months) and their special adult to spend quality time together playing, (including free play stations, a slide, rotating media table, gross motor movement activities, such as bubbles, parachute play, and musical instruments), working on simple art projects (including painting, stickers, stamps) and having a snack and drink. Our teachers have backgrounds in early childhood development and experience teaching in preschools, and plan their age- appropriate lessons and themes to meet the needs and interests of the children.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $99/ 6 weeks. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 10 a.m.-noon 

Ideal Cities--OLLI Study Group: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) at U-M.

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Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. October 30 TSRC, Campbell Room $15
In Europe from the 15th century into the 17th there was great activity by architects and geometers creating usually centrally-oriented city designs to meet real or imagined requirements. The development and realization of these cities will be described and illustrated in this course. Kingsbury Marzolf is a professor emeritus of architectural and urban history at the U of M.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $15. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [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.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
10 a.m. (Apr., Oct., & Nov.), 9 a.m. (May, June & Sept.), & 8 a.m. (July & Aug.) Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.
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 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Parent-Toddler Play Group: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Our intimate parent toddler play groups meet once/week for six weeks this fall/winter. This is a unique opportunity for children (12 to 36 months) and their special adult to spend quality time together playing, (including free play stations, a slide, rotating media table, gross motor movement activities, such as bubbles, parachute play, and musical instruments), working on simple art projects (including painting, stickers, stamps) and having a snack and drink. Our teachers have backgrounds in early childhood development and experience teaching in preschools, and plan their age- appropriate lessons and themes to meet the needs and interests of the children.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $99/ 6 weeks. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Does Your Website Rule or Drool?: LA2M-Marketing Education.

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Presentation :: "Does Your Website Rule or Drool" is a 50 minute interactive presentation Meaghan created after driving online traffic to hundreds of sub-standard websites owned by local businesses. She felt the local business community needs to be better educated about what a website can and should do for their business and what they should expect from the relationship with their website provider.
This talk reveals:
• What consumers want when visiting a website for the first time
• How to get consumers to call, visit or order
• How to keep visitors coming back
• How to have a mutually beneficial relationship with your website provider
Sales are not pushed during this talk.
Two free offers are presented at the end
1) A free 15 minute consultation
2) A free 37 Point Website Analysis and Comprehensive Report
Conor O'Neills, 318 South Main Street. Free. info@la2m.org http://la2m.org/events/does-your-website-rule-or-drool [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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 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Zombie Fest for Teens": Saline District Library.

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All kids in grades 6-12 invited for zombie activities, crafts, and snacks. Costumes welcome.
3-4 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration requested. 429-5450. [map]
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 3:45 p.m. 

Lego Class - Bricks 4 Kidz and Clonlara School: Clonlara School.

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Clonlara School and Bricks 4 Kidz® is teaming up to offer a 6 week, after school class. We
both believe it's important to tap into a learner's potential by encouraging their curiosity and
creativity. Bricks 4 Kidz® will be bringing in fun-filled LEGO® model plans (different each
week) which are designed by engineers and architects. These theme based LEGO® project
kits will motivate learning by reinforcing S.T.E.M. based principles. And at the same time,
enhance self-esteem, improve fine-motor skills, teach lessons on organization and following
directions, and most of all................be FUN!
Ages 5-15, all materials included
6 week session on Wednesday afternoons, 3:45-4:45 pm
Clonlara School, 1289 Jewett Ave, Ann Arbor. $88. 7349264617. martha@clonlara.org https://my.bricks4kidz.com/index.php?action=location&location=221 [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Melba Joyce Boyd: U-M Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.

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Poetry reading by this WSU Africana studies professor.
4 p.m., 5511 U-M Haven Hall, 520 S. State. Free. 764-5513. [map]
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 4:15 & 9 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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 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen/Tween Halloween Party": Dexter District Library.

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Games and snacks for kids in grades 4-8.
4:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]
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 4:30, 6:45, & 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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 4:45-6:15 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except Oct. 14 & 15) & Oct. 5 & 19. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows.
4:45-6:15 p.m. (except Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-noon and Oct. 19, 8 a.m.-noon), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582.
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 5:30 p.m. sharp  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 37th year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
6 p.m. (May-July) & 5:30 p.m. (Apr. & Aug.-Oct.) sharp, meet at at Paladin (formerly Sweepster) parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]
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 5:30-7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Cineaste: Poems": U-M Institute for the Humanities Authors Forum.

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U-M English professor A. Van Jordan reads a short excerpt from his new collection of poems that explore film, poetry, and the elusiveness of reverie and discusses the book with fellow English professor Peter Ho Davies. Q&A.
5:30-7 p.m., U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, Room 100 (enter from the Diag). Free. 936-3518.
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 6:00-10:00pm 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Sauce Bootcamp.

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Join us for an intensive 4-week journey through sauce-making! This is what separates the women from girls, men from boys, and amazing cooks from average ones! It takes patience, a commitment to technique, and development of your palate. Sauce-making is truly a labor of love! This is modeled after our ever-popular Culinary Bootcamp (although completely different food), but allows us to take a much deeper look into this single subject. Join us, as we become more accomplished, refined and intuitive cooks together! Each class will feature a full arsenal of dishes utilizing the techniques learned -- we will work with the very best cuts of meat, seafood, and produce from local purveyors. Students will work in pairs and prepare everything on the evening's menu providing for a generous amount of practice. Students will then sit down to enjoy the fruits of their labor throughout each class. And best of all, no experience is required! Full participation. Register online at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $340/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help available from club members. Knives and block-out and rough-cut patterns available for sale.
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-1918. [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

Easy Fall Entertaining: Sur La Table.

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Please the crowd with dishes brimming with autumn warmth and flavor. We'll prepare a full dinner, complete with appetizer, main dish, side and an incredible traditional dessert, all of which is certain to impress your guests with the season's rich and comforting flavors. We'll cover essential cooking techniques and offer suggestions for planning and carrying out your fall gathering with finesse. MENU: Warm Beet and Orzo Salad with Spinach - Horseradish Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Garlic Butter - Sautéed Broccolini with Pancetta and Sherry - Chocolate Espresso Pot de Crème, to register visit www.surlatable.com
Sur La Table, 3050 Washtenaw Ave, Suite 109. $79 per person. 734-531-0304. www.surlatable.com [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Static Trapeze - Basics and Conditioning: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. You will learn to get on and off the trapeze unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses.
Strength makes it seamless! This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography.
Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$25 per single class
Six student limit
Drop students are welcome, but registering online will guarantee you a spot in class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-basics-conditioning/ [map]
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 6:30-8:15 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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 7 p.m. 

"Nosferatu": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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F.W. Murnau's 1922 Silent horror classic, with live organ accompaniment on the Barton Theater organ by Steven Ball.
7 p.m., MTF. Tickets $16 (children under 12 & MTF members, $11;, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $14) in advance at ticketweb.com and at the door. 668-TIME.
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Ghost Hunters of Southeastern Michigan": Kempf House Museum.

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SouthEast Michigan Ghost Hunters Society (Lansing) members discuss the findings of their recent investigation at the Kempf House and at other historic properties in our region.
7 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Admission $5. 994-4898. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Douglas Trevor and Megan Levad: Literati Bookstore.

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Readings by local poet Levad and U-M English professor Trevor, author of the novel Girls I Know.
7 p.m. (tentative), Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Team USA Under-18 vs. Sioux Falls: USA Hockey National Team Development Program.

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The older 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.  Free! 

U-M Men's Soccer vs. Akron.

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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! 

Who Am I Living With?!?! (Adult ADHD and relationships).

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The impact of ADHD on relationships can show up in dozens of different ways. The non-ADHD partner often feels they are being ignored or taken for granted. The ADHD partner feels controlled and stifled. This can become a vicious cycle, the partners misunderstanding each other, their differences pushing them farther and farther apart.
Come and explore this subject in a performance and discussion. We'll show and then talk about some relationship problems that can have an ADHD component. We'll share some coping strategies, though sometimes it's just enough to know "oh! He's not the only one!" Share your stories and listen to others.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room, 114 S Main St. Free. 734 478 7207. mfedela2@gmail.com http://mikesscratchpadd.wordpress.com [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Daughters of Fire": Nicola's Books.

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Hawaiian writer Tom Peek discusses his debut novel about an astronomer who falls in love with a Hawaiian anthropologist who guides him into a world of volcanoes, gods, and revered ancestors. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introducing Southeast Asia": U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

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Oct. 23 & 30. Lectures on Southeast Asia by U-M scholars. Topics are "Educational Crisis in Malaysia" (Oct. 23) and "Cambodia Since Colonialism: How It Got to Where It Is Today" (Oct. 30).
7-8:30 p.m., 173 Lorch Hall, 611 Tappan. Free. 764-0352. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe": The Penny Seats Theatre Company Fundraiser.

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Dinner from a Halloween menu prepared by Vellum executive chef Peter Roumanis followed at 8 p.m. by a staged reading of Eric Coble's theatrical adaptation of 4 Poe works, "The Raven," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "The Tell-Tale Heart." Russ Schwartz directs.
7 p.m., Vellum, 209 S. Main. Pay for your own dinner. Reservations required by phone or at pennyseats.org. 276-2832. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Rory's Story Cubes and Jungle Animals Make-a-Mask Event": Barnes & Noble.

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All kids invited to play this game that guides them in making up a story, one sentence at a time, using just jungle animal masks and their imagination.
7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. Preregistration requested. 973-1618. [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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 7:30 p.m. 

Blind Summit: University Musical Society.

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Oct. 29-31 & Nov. 1-3. Founded in 1997, this innovative London puppet theatre company is known for its contemporary reworking of the traditional Japanese art of Bunraku, a complex, dramatic form of puppetry in puppeteers perform in full view of the audience. Tonight's critically acclaimed program, The Table, is a triptych of humorously absurd, technically accomplished pieces inspired by Beckett, the Bible, and Ikea. The first takes place on a simple table and features a cantankerous 2-foot-tall puppet experiencing an existential crisis. The second piece is a short interlude of striking visual illusions, followed by a delirious crime thriller told entirely through pieces of A4 paper covered in text and images. Reviewers have praised The Table for combining a strikingly minimal aesthetic with deadpan humor and warmth. Ages 14+.
7:30 p.m. (Oct. 29-31), 8 p.m. (Nov. 1 & 2), and 2 p.m. (Nov. 3), Performance Network. General admission $35 (Oct. 29-31) & $40 (Nov. 1-3), in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538.
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 7:45-8:45 p.m. 

Static Trapeze - Intro to Routine: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class will be an introduction to basic assents, poses, and other foundational skills needed for this very athletic art form. Each class will build skills to culminate in a routine.
Beginner students will work to develop skills, more advanced students will layer personal style, choreography and refinement over the basics. While it is recommended that students be comfortable with getting on and off the trapeze unassisted, this course is suitable for both beginners and established aerialists.
Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$25 per single class
Six student maximum
Drop in students are welcome, but registering online guarantees you a spot in class!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-intro-to-routine/ [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Bettye LaVette: The Ark.

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Veteran Detroit R&B and blues-based soul singer with a tough, feisty, passionate vocal style. "Again drawing on a canon of known rock and pop songs-including Dylan, Tom Waits, Sly & the Family Stone, The Pogues and Neil Young-LaVette deepens their meaning with a slow-burn commitment to the lyrical nuance and the emotional resonance in the melodies. Just when we're sure we know these songs, the gasoline-washed alto shows us how subtle the depths actually are," says Paste writer Holly Gleason in her review of LaVette's new CD Thankful 'n' Thoughtful. Her band is led by Ann Arbor native Al Hill.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30 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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 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're active. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Followed at 11 p.m. by "Late Night @ Silvio's" swing dancing (see Nightspots).
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Room, $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]
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