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Friday, November 15, 2013






 
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 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Annual Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon: Ladies' Literary Club of Ypsilanti.

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The area's oldest Christmas bazaar--now in its 51st year--features handmade arts and crafts, "elegant junque," and homemade preserves, candies, baked goods, and more. Raffles. Coffee & tea. Lunch available ($12.50), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Raffle proceeds benefit scholarships for 2 local high school students and a WCC healthcare student.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ladies' Literary Club, 218 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti. Wheelchair accessible. Free admission. 483-5688. [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Arts of the Arab World Uprisings": U-M Art History Freer Symposium.

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Nov. 14 & 15. Series of talks by internationally acclaimed and award-winning journalists, bloggers, activists, cinematographers, photographers, writers, and art historians on the visual arts and other expressive media associated with recent uprisings in the Middle East. The event kicks off tonight with a keynote address is by CNN foreign affairs correspondent Jill Dougherty.
5:30 p.m. (Nov. 14) & 9 a.m. (Nov. 15), UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Joe's Breakfast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, 20 miles or more, to the Coney Island in Whitmore Lake for a 10:30 a.m. breakfast or early lunch.
10 a.m. (Apr.) & 9 a.m.(May-July), meet in the back parking lot across the wooden bridge, Bandemer Park, Barton Dr. at Whitmore Lake Dr. Free. 476-4944, 996-9461.
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 10 a.m. 

The Joys of Grandparenting - Ann Arbor - November 16: MHealthy - University of Michigan.

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The Joys of Grandparenting-Ann Arbor - November 16
When you become a grandparent, there will be some surprises in store. Learn the latest trends in childcare, child-rearing practices, safety and much more. We'll also discuss the joys (and challenges) of being a grandparent, how you can support your child, and take care of yourself. Class meets 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, November 16 at the Domino's Farm, Lobby H (Family Medicine), 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive. Cost is $15 per person. For more information, call 734-647-5645 or toll free at 1-800-433-6348. To register visit: http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/events.html
Domino's Farm, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, Lobby H (Family Medicine), Ann Arbor, MI 48105. $15. 734/764-0396. julinels@umich.edu http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/events.html [map]
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 10 a.m.-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.-6 p.m. 

"Fabulous and Unique Gift Sale and Book Swap": TLC Expressions.

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Nov. 14-16. Show and sale of gifts. Also, a book sale and swap (bring up to 3 books to swap, if you wish), and, on Nov. 14, a local quilter shows and discusses her holiday wall hanging and answers quilting questions (1-3 p.m.). Discounts for people who are part of a book club. Proceeds go to Ozone House.
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Absolute Title, 2875 W. Liberty. Free admission. 769-3393. [map]
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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  Free! 

Noon Lecture Series: U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

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Nov. 15: Academia Sinica post-doc researcher En-Chieh Chao on "The Dialogism of Religious Renewals: The Co-Constitution of Christian and Islamic Movements in Java Since the Late 19th Century." Nov. 22: WMU music history professor Alexander Cannon on "Battleground of Creativities: Vietnamese Tai Tu Music in the 20th & 21st Centuries."
Noon, 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 764-0352. [map]
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 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Lunch and Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Fri. Rabbi Robert Levy leads an informal discussion about the intersection between religion and science. Bring a bag lunch.
Noon-1 p.m., TBE Adult Lounge, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]
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 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

William Aitken: "Another Country: Fiction Writing and the Other Place": University of Michigan-Departments of German and Comparative Literature and the Cohn Fund in the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures.

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Will Aitken's novels include the recently published My Life Burning in the Moonlight, Realia, A Visit Home and Terre Haut. His work has appeared in Paris Review, Threepenny Review, Globe & Mail, National Post, Brick Magazine, MacLean's and enRoute.
His non-fiction book, Luchino Visconti: «Death in Venice», an analysis of the Italian director's controversial film masterpiece, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in November, 2011.
Willima Aitken will give a presentation on his work.
A writer-broadcaster in radio and television. Aitken has worked as a film and visual arts critic for the CBC, the BBC and NPR.
In collaboration with poet Anne Carson he directed Decreation, her spoken-word opera, in London, Berlin, and Montreal. Aitken also wrote the screenplay for the feature film, Rowing Through (Shochiku Studio, Tokyo). A MacLean-Hunter Fellow in Arts Journalism, Aitken has acted as guest curator at the Harvard Film Archive. He teaches cinema at Dawson College.
Comparative Literature Library, 2015 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State St. Free. 734.763.2351. http://www.lsa.umich.edu/complit/events/ci.williamaitkenanothercountryfictionwritingandtheotherplacefri15nov2013_ci.detail [map]
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 3, 6:30, & 9:55 p.m. 

"Blue Is the Warmest Color": Michigan Theater.

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(Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013). Drama about the intense, complicated, decade-long romance between two young women. French, subtitles.
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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 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Fix-It Friday": Maker Works.

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All invited to bring anything that needs fixing-chairs, sweaters, radios, and more. Maker Works members will be on hand to help fix things. Refreshments.
4-6 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. (off Airport Blvd. north of Ellsworth). Free. 222-4911. [map]
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 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Nature and Landscapes": Dexter District Library.

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Nov. 7-Jan. 7. Exhibit of oil paintings and pastels by Ann Arbor photographer John Schultz and Dexter artist Stephen Burdick. Opening reception is Nov. 15, 5-7 p.m.
9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 1-5 p.m. (Sun.), 3255 Alpine, Dexter. 426-4477. [map]
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 6-8 p.m. 

Quilting 101 - How to Scarf: All Hands Active.

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We will talk about the basics of quilting and get you rolling on how to go about making a simple, yet awesome, scarf.
We will have supplies, but if you want to make your scarf out of your own fabrics, I recommend you bring in about 1/2 yard or assorted (3 patterns/colors) of your own.
$15 for non-members
$10 for members
All Hands Active, 525 E. Liberty. $15 (non-members) or $10 (members). (734) 707-8242. AllHandsActive@gmail.com AllHandsActive.com [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Crazy Wisdom Book Discussion: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to join a discussion of Malcolm Gladwell's David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Mackinac: Literati Bookstore.

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Performance by this local nature-influenced soul & funk duo of singer-songwriter-guitarists Angela Sheppard and Steven Mullan.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Team USA Under-17 vs. Green Bay.

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Nov. 15 & 16.
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. 

"Guys and Dolls": Chelsea High School Theater Guild.

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Nov. 15-17. Carrie Jay Sayer directs Chelsea High students in this popular Frank Loesser musical based on Damon Runyan's stories and characters. Set in New York City in the 1930s, the action focuses on 2 contrasting romances, one a long-running liaison between a nightclub singer and a professional gambler and the other an unlikely affair between a high roller and a Salvation Army sister. The lively score includes such classics as "Luck Be a Lady," "Adelaide's Lament," "If I Were a Bell," and "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat."
7 p.m. (Nov. 15 & 16) & 3 p.m. (Nov. 17), CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. $12 (students & seniors, $8) in advance at the Chelsea Pharmacy and at the door. 475-4524. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Song Without Words: Discovering My Deafness Halfway Through Life": Nicola's Books.

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Attorney and writer Gerald Shea discusses his witty memoir about his partial but profound deafness, contracted during a childhood bout of scarlet fever, which was not diagnosed until his thirties, well after he graduated from Andover, Yale, and Columbia Law School. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Song Without Words: Discovering My Deafness Halfway Through Life": Nicola's Books.

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Attorney and writer Gerald Shea discusses his witty memoir about his partial but profound deafness, contracted during a childhood bout of scarlet fever, which was not diagnosed until his thirties, well after he graduated from Andover, Yale, and Columbia Law School. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Kirtan.

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All invited to join a group performance of this traditional devotional call-and-response music based on Hindu Vaishnava texts and the writings of poet-saints. Accompanied by live music based on rhythmic Indian ragas on bass guitar, tabla, and drums.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill St. Free, but donations accepted. 761-7435. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m. 

Dance-a-Thon: The Yellow Barn Fundraiser.

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Dancing to live music and music spun by a DJ. Also, food, crafts, and chair massages available. Prize for the dancer with the most minutes on the floor.
7:30 p.m.-2 a.m., Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. $5 minimum donation. ouryellowbarn.com. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Horst Buchholz: EMU Music Department Annual Improvisation Symposium.

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Organ recital by this Cathedral and Archdiocese of St. Louis sacred music director. Program TBA.
7:30 p.m., EMU Alexander Organ Recital Hall, Lowell at E. Circle Dr., Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A Taste of Scotland": TeaHaus.

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Local Celtic harpist Carol Kappus performs a 30-minute program of Scottish tunes, accompanied by a slideshow of photos of Scotland. Followed by a discussion of Scots Gaelic language and songs.
7:30 p.m., TeaHaus, 204 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 662-0460, 424-9039. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"Gulliver's Travels": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Junior Theatre.

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Nov. 14-17. John Hill directs young local actors in Don Fleming's adaptation of Jonathan Swift's satire about an 18th-century gentleman whose travels introduce him to many strange peoples, from the tiny Lilliputians to the gigantic Brobdingnagians.
7:30 p.m. (Nov. 14-16) & 1 p.m. (Nov. 16 & 17), WCC College Theatre, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $8 (kids, $5) in advance and at the door. 971-2228. [map]
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 7:30 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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 7:30 p.m. 

"Story Harvest: 22nd Annual Tellabration": Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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Area storytellers present a storytelling program for adults & youth age 14 & older. Emcee is Jeff Doyle, a nationally known Brightons storyteller who produces the annual Howell Opera House Scary Story Festival in October. Also, local storytellers Beverly Black, Lyn Davidge, Jane Fink, Jill Halpern, Jennifer Otto, Judy Schmidt, and Gertrude Warkentin. The stories are interpreted in American Sign Language by club member Anna Haines-Smith. One of more than 300 "Tellabration" programs being held around the country. Proceeds help fund free area storytelling events. There is a children's Tellabration at the Ann Arbor District Library on Nov. 17 (see listing).
7:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church. 1400 W. Stadium. $15 at the door only. 662-3770.
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 7:30 p.m. 

"The Insanity of Mary Girard": Huron High School Players.

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Nov. 8, 9, 15, & 16. Students present Lanie Robertson's drama about an 18th-century woman whose husband has her declared legally insane after she becomes pregnant by another man. In the asylum, furies dance around her and impersonate people from her past.
7:30 p.m., Huron High Little Theater, 2727 Fuller. Tickets $8 (students, seniors, & HHS staff; $6). 994-2095. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"The Miracle Worker": Saline High School Drama Club.

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Students perform William Gibson's drama about the relationship between Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, the teacher who broke through to the wild and unruly deaf-and-blind young girl and taught her sign language.
7:30 p.m. (Nov. 15 & 16) & 2 p.m. (Nov. 17), Saline High School, 1300 Campus Pkwy., Saline. Tickets $7. 429-8000, ext. 5050. [map]
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 8-11 p.m. 

Advanced English Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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David Millstone of Lebanon, NH, and Mary Devlin of Portland call to live music by Childgrove. For experienced dancers.
8-11 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $10. (248) 288-4737. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Claudia Schmidt: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).

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A longtime local favorite with both folk and jazz audiences, Schmidt is a Traverse City vocalist known for her strikingly luminous, warmly ingratiating voice.
8 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. $12 (kids 10 & under, 2 for the price of 1) in advance and at the door. 665-8558. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

John Prine: The Ark.

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Prine's music has undergone a number of changes since he first appeared on the scene more than 40 years ago, from singer-songwriter folk to rock to country to Sun Records-style rockabilly to the blues-based songs on his Grammy-winning 1991 LP, The Missing Years, and folksy storytelling on his 2006 CD, Fair & Square. But underneath all these mutations, the songs have remained essentially the same. From early gems like "Sam Stone," "Hello in There," and "That's the Way the World Goes Round" to the more recent "It's a Big Old Goofy World" and "Some Humans Ain't Human," Prine has persisted as an always arresting, often luminous chronicler of the inner life of provincial America, its joys and sorrows, its ecstasies and absurdities, its romance and tedium. He's also an engagingly charismatic performer, who sings in a voice that's as flat and tangy as his native midwestern landscape. Opening act is Elizabeth Cook, an acclaimed country singer-songwriter who regularly performs on the Grand Ole Opry. She's best know for her 2007 hit single "Sometimes It Takes Balls to Be a Woman."
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $45-$69.50 in advance 25 in advance at all Ticketmaster outlets and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Midwest Composers Symposium: U-M School of Music.

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Nov. 15 & 16 (different programs). Performances by student composers from U-M, University of Iowa, Indiana University, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Tonight: Christopher James Lees conducts the U-M Contemporary Directions Ensemble in works by composers from participating schools.
8 p.m. (Nov. 15) and 10 a.m. & 2 & 4:30 p.m. (Nov. 16), U-M Music School McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Rodney Laney: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Nov. 14-16. New Jersey-bred stand-up comic and actor who specializes in wry observational humor about assorted features of contemporary life. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m., 314 E. Liberty. 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 314 E. Liberty. $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $15 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
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 8 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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 8 p.m. 

"Jerry's Girls": Performance Network Professional Season.

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Every Thurs.-Sun. (except Nov. 28), Nov. 14-Jan. 5, and Nov. 27. Carla Milarch directs Jerry Herman and Larry Alford's Tony-winning 1985 musical, a cabaret-style revue with large-scale production numbers, tap dancing, and a bit of drag showcasing songs from Herman's musicals, including Hello Dolly!, Mame, La Cage aux Folles, Mack and Mabel, and others. Stars Naz Edwards.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs. & Nov. 27), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (Nov. 30 & Dec. 14), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Nov. 14), $24 & $26 (Nov. 15 & 17), $30 & $32 (Nov. 16), and $22 & $24 (Nov. 21). Nov. 22 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After Nov. 22: $27 & $29 (Thurs.), $34 & $36 (Fri. & Sun.), $27 & $29 (Sat. matinee), $39 & $41 (Sat. eve.). $3 discount for seniors age 60 & over. Tickets available in advance at performancenetwork.org & by phone, and at the door. $10 student discount in advance, half-price student tickets at the door only. For reservations, call 663-0681; to charge by phone, call 663-0696. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"The Barber of Seville": U-M Opera Theatre Department.

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Nov. 14-17. U-M opera professor Robert Swedberg directs U-M opera students in Rossini's ever popular comic opera. The ardent Count Almaviva loves the beautiful Rosina, but Rosina's crochety old guardian wants to marry the girl himself. With the help of Figaro, the wily town barber, the young lovers are eventually united. A masterpiece of the bel canto repertory, the opera abounds with familiar melodies, including the famous overture, Rosina's aria "Una voce poco fa," and Figaro's aria "Largo al factotum." Performed in Italian, with English surtitles. Clinton Smith conducts the University Symphony Orchestra.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $22 & $28 (students, $10) at the Michigan League Box Office in advance and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]
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 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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 8 p.m. 

"Vincent York's Jazzistry Presents a Tribute to West Coast Cool Jazz": The Ark.

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This local jazz education ensemble led by Vincent York celebrates the relaxed melodic sound and blended harmonies of the 50s jazz associated with saxophonists Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan. York on tenor sax is joined by Mark Berger on baritone sax for performances of "Desafinado," "Line for Lyons," and other favorites. With guitarist Ron English, pianist Gary Schunk, bassist John Dana, and drummer Jesse Kramer.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. jazzistry.org. [map]
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 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 

"Friday Night Swing (& Blues)": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. Followed at 11:30 p.m. by blues dancing. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by beginning lessons.
9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (students with ID, $3; $1 discount for AACTMAD members) includes lessons. 417-9857. [map]
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