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Sunday, November 10, 2013






 
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 9:30 a.m. 

Chili Open: Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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Both players hit every shot from the spot of the best ball of their twosome. Open to all golfers; no handicaps. Rain or shine.
9:30 a.m., Leslie Park Golf Course, 2120 Traver Rd. $80 per twosome (includes greens fee, continental breakfast, chili & chili dog lunch, & prizes). Preregistration required. 794-6245. [map]
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 11 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. 

20th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival.

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3 days of Polish films shown in Polish, with subtitles.

Nov. 8: "Imagine" (Andrzej Jakimowski, 2013). A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a student rediscover the pleasures of life. 7 p.m. "Suspiciously in Love" (Slawomir Krynski, 2013). Romantic comedy of errors about two shy people who strike up a relationship online. When it comes to meeting face-to-face, they each send an attractive surrogate to a hotel where a gang of thieves is hunting for a collection of diamonds. 9:15 p.m.

Nov. 9: Documentary shorts. FREE, 1 p.m. "Loving" (Slawomir Fabicki, 2012). Drama about a seemingly perfect couple whose relationship is put to the test when the wife is raped by the town mayor. 6:30 p.m. "In the Name of" (Malgorzata Szumowska, 2012). Drama about a small-town priest whose authority is compromised by his relationship with an eccentric, silent young man. 9 p.m.

Nov. 10: "The Red Button" (Ewa Pieta & Miroslaw Grubek, 2012). Documentary about a Cold War Russian officer who averted an atomic war by bravely ignoring protocol. FREE, 11 a.m. "The Closed Circuit" (Ryszard Bugajski, 2013). Political thriller, set in contemporary Poland, about high-flying entrepreneurs who fall victim to the machinations of powerful and corrupt leaders. Followed by discussion with director Bugajski. 12:15 p.m.

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Different times, Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty. $10 (students with ID & seniors, $6) per film, except as noted. 913-1013. [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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 11:15 a.m. 

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-6 p.m.  Free! 

Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity: Artrain and Arts at Michigan.

  community member   < less Sungho Choi - My America.  Mixed media on wood

Ann Arbor-based Artrain and Arts at Michigan present Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity, a rich, reflective exhibition of works by 39 artists representing the vast cultural blend of modern American society at The Gallery at the Duderstadt Center on the University of Michigan's North Campus from November 7 - November 26. Gallery hours are 12:00 to 6:00 pm Sunday through Friday.
Special Infinite Mirror events are planned for Tuesday, November 12, 2013:
5:00 pm - Public Reception for Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity with special guest Indira Frietas Johnson, exhibition artist, sculptor, cultural worker, peace activist and educator.
7:00 pm - Penny W. Stamps Special Lecture featuring Indira Frietas Johnson.
Penny W. Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Presented in association with the Stamps School of Art & Design and the River Gallery
The Gallery at the Duderstadt Center, North Campus, University of Michigan, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd. Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109. Free. 734.747.8300. deb.polich@artrainusa.org www.artrainusa.org [map]
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 Noon-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Gypsy Pond Music": Digital Music Ensemble (U-M School of Music).

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Nov. 4-10. Stephen Rush oversees his "interactive floating labyrinth" that amplifies, combines, and manipulates natural sounds in and around the pond. A remote-control toy boat traverses a 40-foot-square wooden maze that floats in the pond, triggering sounds, lights, and video loops. Rush says "the music is techno-ambient in nature--it sure ain't Gramma's Mahler!" This year's production features sensors that detect the pulse of visitors and coordinate the music and lights to that pulse.
Noon-9 p.m., U-M Music School pond, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Chesstastic!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids and adults invited to play chess. Sets provided.
1-4 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 1-3:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Parent/Child: Fabulous Fall Flavors.

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There's something in the crisp, fall Michigan air that makes us want to bake. In just a couple of hours, we'll whip up two tasty recipes. Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting and Iced Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars are two great recipes to launch your child into the world of baking. We'll give you some tips and tricks on baking, make up some tea and enjoy the fruits of your labor! Full participation. This class is for ages 6 and up with an adult. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $65 for Parent + 1 child; $85 for Parent + 2 children. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 1-6 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. 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.
7-11 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5-9 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]
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 1 p.m. 

Camp Kesem 5K Run/Walk Turkey Trot: Camp Kesem at the University of Michigan.

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Camp Kesem is an organization that serves the often-overlooked population of children affected by a parent's cancer. The University of Michigan chapter of this national organization, which is in partnership with LIVESTRONG, serves this population of deserving kids in the Southeastern Michigan area. Proceeds from our annual 5K run/walk will go towards sending these amazing and inspirational kids to a free week of summer camp in Fenton, MI at YMCA Camp Copneconic in August of 2014, so they can just be kids.
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Heights. $15. michigan.pr@campkesem.org https://campkesem.secure.force.com/umichigan5k/CnP_PaaS_EVT__EventRegistration_1?event_id=a19i0000000GDR5&pagename=Page1_Opening_Page [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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 1-4 p.m. 

U-M Detroit Observatory.

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Half-hour docent-guided tours of photographs and artifacts in this restored 19th-century observatory museum. Also, a chance to pull the rope and rotate the telescope dome.
1-4 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. $5 suggested donation (U-M students, free). 764-3482. [map]
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 1-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Nov. 9 & 10. Leslie Science and Nature Center staff show live animals. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities.
1-4 p.m., AAHOM Michigan Nature Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [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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 1:30, 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. 

"Madeline and the Bad Hat": ArtsPower National Touring Theater (Michigan Theater Foundation Not Just for Kids Series).

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This highly regarded touring troupe from Ridgewood (NJ) presents its new musical adapted from Ludwig Bemelmans's Madeline series that traces the adventures of a young Parisian girl who--despite starting off on the wrong foot with a mischievous new neighbor--eventually learns that first impressions aren't everything.
1:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $15 (MTF members, $12) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & all other Ticketmaster outlets, and at the door. To charge by phone, call (800) 745-3000. [map]
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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

Bill Harley: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Children's concert for kids in grades K-5 by this Massachusetts songwriter and storyteller with an off-center point of view, a a recipient of the Magic Penny Award from the Children's Music Network who's been called "The Mark Twain of Contemporary Kid's Music."
2-3 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Boundaries of the Self, Learn Ways to Strengthen & Regulate Your Boundaries: Carole Kirby, lmsw.

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Our boundaries provide a sense of self and a sense of security. They determine our sense of self-esteem, our self-confidence, our sense of control over our lives, our personal freedom, and our personal space physically and emotionally. Come discover more about your boundary challenges. If you are one who has weak personal boundaries, come learn some ways you can begin to create better boundaries. If you are a person who has "walls" around you, come discover how you can relax some of your boundaries when it's appropriate to do so.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 South Main St. Free. 734-424-2797. carole777@aol.com www.therapy4couples.com [map]
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 2-3 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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 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Miniature Cattleyas": Ann Arbor Orchid Society.

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Discussion of these small orchids and how to grow them. Also, a sale of orchids and supplies, a member show and tell, and a raffle.
2-5 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"Moonglow": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Nov. 7-10. Cassie Mann directs Royal Oak playwright Kim Carney's comic drama about a tough-as-nails spitfire being moved into an assisted living facility. Determined not to go quietly, she raises a ruckus and changes the way her daughter views life. Cast: Nancy Heusel, Dave Keren, Laurie Atwood, Carl Hanna, Julie Landry, Katie Parzych, and Matt Berdahl.
8 p.m. (Nov. 7-9) & 2 p.m. (Nov. 10), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $22 (seniors age 60 & over, $20; students, $11; Thurs., $17) in advance at a2ct.org and by phone; and (if available) at the door. 971-2228. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"N H D M": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of videos, models, and drawings by Nahyun Hwang and David Eugin Moon, both architects with the New York City- and Ann Arbor-based N H D M studio.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"Pippin": Pioneer High School Theatre Guild.

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Nov. 8, 10, & 15-17. Michael Hartung directs Pioneer students in Stephen Schwartz's 1972 Broadway hit, a pop-rock musical about the son of King Charlemagne, a hapless klutz who seeks the meaning of life variously through exploits in war, sex, and politics. The show's better-known songs include "Magic to Do," "No Time at All," and "Simple Joys."
7:30 p.m. (Nov. 9, 15, & 16) & 2 p.m. (Nov. 10 & 17), PHS, 601 W. Stadium. Tickets $15 (students, seniors age 65 & over, and PHS staff, $10) in advance at showtix4u.com, and at the door. 994-2191. [map]
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 2-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Reconstructing Meaning in the Face of Loss: A Nosetalgic Smell and Tell": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning smell and taste blog Glass Petal Smoke, discusses smell mapping as a tool for cataloging memories.
2-4:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"The Gravedigger: A Frankenstein Play": EMU Theater Department.

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Nov. 8-10. Lee Stille directs a staged reading of award-winning local playwright Joseph Zettelmaier's new play, set in late-18th-century Bavaria, about the relationship between a gravedigger and the hideously scarred man he finds hiding in a fresh grave. For audiences age 13 & older.
7 p.m. (Nov. 8 & 9) & 2 p.m. (Nov. 10), Sponberg Theater, Ford St. (off Lowell from Huron River Dr.), EMU campus, Ypsilanti. Tickets $7 in advance and at the door. 487-1221.
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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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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Unusuals in Michigan": Saline Area Historical Society.

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Michigan writer Ron Rademacher discusses various underappreciated sites in Michigan.
2 p.m., Saline District Library Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-0442. [map]
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 2:30 p.m. 

"Parade": Skyline High School.

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Nov. 8-10. Anne-Marie Roberts directs Skyline students in Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown's Tony-winning 1998 musical, a tragic tale based on the notorious lynching of a Jewish factory manager accused of rape and murder in 1913 Georgia, a case that sparked both the revival of the KKK and the founding of the Anti-Defamation League. Not recommended for small children.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2:30 p.m. (Sun.), Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple. Tickets $12 (students & seniors, $10) in advance (beginning Oct. 30) at showtix4u.com and at the door. 994-6515. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Campus Bands: U-M School of Music.

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The Campus Band, University Band, and the U-M Marching Band Alumni Association Concert Band perform transcriptions and favorites of the traditional band repertoire, including William Pitts' Spark for Winds and Percussion, Daniel Mitchell's Dawning of a Soul, Ticheli's An American Elegy, Jacques Press's Wedding Dance, and others.
3 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Euterpe Woodwind Quintet: First United Methodist Church Green Wood Chamber Music Series.

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This ensemble of Washtenaw Community Band members led by clarinetist Ernest Brandon performs classical and contemporary chamber works. Reception follows.
3 p.m., FUMC Green Wood, 1001 Green Rd. Free. 662-4536. [map]
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 3-7:30 p.m. 

Hanukkah Bazaar: Temple Beth Emeth.

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Nov. 9 & 10. Show and sale of menorahs, candles, dreidels, gelt, toys, gift wrap, and more.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Nov. 9) & 3-7:30 p.m. (Nov. 10), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free admission. 665-4744. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Cooking Up a Comet": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. (except Dec. 1 & 7), Nov. 2-Dec. 22. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demo that involves making a comet, observing its changes, and exploring the methods scientists use to identify the "ingredients" of objects in space.
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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 3:30-5pm 

Weekend Drop in Play at Lamaze!: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Drop in and enjoy playing with your little one(s) (ages 6 months - 3 years welcome) in our cheerful safe play space. We will have lots of toys for all ages to play with. There's a slide, kitchen, ride-on toys and tons of other options. We'll even be bringing in the swings and Jump-a-roo for the little ones.
This is an open play session. Parents/caregivers supervise and socialize. Bring a friend, bring the kids and let them play while you get a chance to chat or meet new friends while you are here. We will have free coffee for the grown-ups, and there are healthy snacks available for a small suggested donation. You are welcome to bring your own snacks for your family (no peanuts/ peanut products please).
If you are bringing more than one child to play, please call our office at (734)973-1014 to pre-register or plan to pay at the door. Credit, checks and cash accepted.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $5 per child. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 3:45, 7, & 9:45 p.m. 

"12 Years a Slave": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Steve McQueen, 2013). Drama, based on Solomon Northrup's 1853 autobiography, about a free black man from upstate New York who is abducted and sold into slavery. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch. A selection of classic Looney Tunes with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig et al.
Various times, Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50) in advance at ticket web.com and at the door. michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [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.  Free! 

Veterans Tribute Concert: Saline New Horizons Band.

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This local senior band is joined by the Ypsilanti Community Choir in a program of patriotic music.
4 p.m., Saline Middle School Auditorium, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-1742. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Veterans Tribute Concert: Ypsilanti Community Choir.

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The choir is joined by the Saline New Horizons Band in a program that honors service men and women.
4 p.m., Saline Middle School Auditorium, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free; donations welcome. 481-9285. [map]
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 4:15, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Muscle Shoals": Michigan Theater.

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(Greg "Freddy" Camalier, 2013). Documentary about the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL, where songs such as "Brown Sugar" and "When a Man Loves a Woman" were recorded.
Michigan Theater. $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). See michtheater.org for full schedule. 668-TIME. [map]
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 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Booked for Murder Mystery Book Club: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to discuss 2 mysteries. Wicked Autumn is G.M. Malliet's mystery about a country vicar whose former training as an investigator comes in handy when an unpopular parishioner turns up dead. Also, discussion of Agatha Christie's Halloween Party.
4:30 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 769-2149. [map]
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 4:30-6 p.m.  Free! 

Rainbow Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Solitaire, Kelley Eskridge's futuristic novel set in a dystopian corporate nation-state about a woman who's destined to become part of an elite ruling class but ends up in an experimental virtual solitary confinement program.
4:30-6 p.m., Jim Toy Community Center, 325 Braun Ct. Free. 763-4168. [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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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Sunday Sunset Collective: The Yellow Barn.

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Every Sun. All musicians invited to jam. Also, a potluck (bring a dish to share).
6-8 p.m., Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Free. ouryellowbarn.com. [map]
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 6 p.m. 

"Hollywood and Hyde": Emergent Arts.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Nov. 7-22. This local theater company presents Tim Henning's new dark comedy, a modern retelling of Jekyll and Hyde in which Jekyll is a bitter out-of-work Hollywood actor whose closest confidante has begun to notice strange and violent happenings surrounding him. Cast: Larry Rusinsky, Cyd Heed, Tony Putman, Randolph Fitzpatrick, Eric Bloch, Paul Bianchi, David Kleitch, and Ari Litman-Weinberg. Note: The Nov. 23 performance has been cancelled.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 6 p.m. (Sun.), Mix Studio Theatre, 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. $15 (students with ID and seniors, $12). 985-0875. [map]
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 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fireside Fun": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All invited to sit around a campfire, roast marshmallows, and swap stories. If you like, bring camping chairs and the rest of the s'mores fixings (marshmallows provided).
6:30-8 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [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. 

Bryn Roberts Trio: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Canadian-born, NYC-based jazz pianist-composer Roberts, who has enjoyed a prolific career as a session artist for many notable NYC jazz musicians, leads this trio of local bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers. Roberts' third and most recent album, Fables, is a collection of melodic original compositions and two standards. "Many of these works contain quite a bit of bounce and pop, as Roberts is a shrewd technician who knowns when to balance power and restraint, alongside a light touch amid his deftly articulated phrasings," writes an All About Jazz reviewer.
7 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Chamber Players: U-M School of Music.

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This ad hoc ensemble of music professors performs U-M music professor Stephen Rush's Trio Samyama, Beethoven's Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, Rush's Ulysses Grant: A Fluxkit Opera Cabaret Version, and Lekeu's Piano Quartet in B minor.
7 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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