Craft sale, bake sale, and raffle. Lunch available. Proceeds go toward care packages for service men and women.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Legion Hall, 8225 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. Free admission. 426-2062. [map]
Start your Sunday morning with gentle yoga & meditation. Sura will guide you through stretches to warm up the body for sitting meditation. Meditation is 20 minutes with some guidance.
Ann Arbor College of Martial Arts, 1952 S. Industrial. $64 for 8 weeks. 310.663.1662. email@example.com a2cma.com [map]
Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Mitchell Field (Fuller Rd.) or just west of Fuller pool. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 846-9418.
The Behind The Drywall® Tour Series presents the latest in green building techniques and design before the drywall goes up. Most people don't get a chance to see these features because the majority of the green technology is put in place before the drywall is placed on the walls and ceiling.
This home's outside walls are made of Durisol blocks which act as structure, insulation and thermal mass. This is an earth-based structure, made mostly of wood and clay. The exterior walls modulate energy and moisture transfer very effectively, creating an efficient structure that inhibits mold.
Tried-and-true building techniques blended with state-of-the art new technologies not only make this home durable, but also will result in a home that utilizes a fraction of the energy and water of conventional homes. Great design with an eye on the surroundings will result in a home that blends in with the character of one of Ann Arbor's classic neighborhoods.
New home under construction, 2201 Lafayette. Free. (registration required). 734-332-1500. email@example.com behindthedrywall.com/about [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.artrainusa.org [map]
Guest hike leader Barry Lonik leads a 4-mile hike through the Waterloo Recreation Area on lands that are off-limits to hunters.
1 p.m., meet at Zingerman's Roadhouse (2501 Jackson) to carpool. 677-0823.
Former U-M football equipment manager (under Bo Schembechler) Jon Falk discusses his book If These Walls Could Talk: Michigan Football Stories from Inside the Big House, and longtime professional caterer and culinary historian Sherry Sundling shares some lively tales about the ever-changing tailgate party tradition and serves a savory dish from her tailgate recipe collection.
1-2:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5 (seniors age 60 & older, $4; members & kids under 12 with adult, free). Preregistration required. 794-6250. [map]
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]
Nov. 2, 3, 16, & 17. Museum staff give family-friendly science demos. Nov. 2 & 3: "Mind Over Matter" includes experiments with extreme states of solids, liquids, and gases. Nov. 16 & 17: "Good Vibes" features sound experiments, including the chance to see a flame extinguished by sound.
1 & 3 p.m., AAHOM Legacy Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $10 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
David Millstone of Lebanon, NH, and Mary Devlin of Portland call dances that span the entire history of country dancing. With live music by Brad Battey, Debbie Jackson, and Susie Lorand.
1:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $12 (members, $10). (248) 288-4737. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.
The Sky Tonight (Sat. 11:30 a.m., Sat. & Sun. 1:30 & 3:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky.
Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope (Sat. 12:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show that explores how telescopes work and what they can do.
Impact Earth (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show, narrated by astronaut Tom Jones, about meteors, meteorites, asteroids, and comets, and the dangers they can pose to life on Earth.
Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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! This is a mini bootcamp because we are teaching chopping, searing, boiling, measuring, baking, AND you get to enjoy the fruits of their labor! Menu: Pan-seared Chicken in a Lemony-Cream Sauce, Veggie Quinoa Pilaf, Flourless Chocolate Cake and Glaze. Full participation. 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]
A pioneer of the period-instrument movement since the 1970s, Bilson is regarded as one of the foremost players of the fortepiano and is responsible for restoring it the concert stage and creating fresh recordings of the classical repertory. Currently a music professor at Cornell University, Bilson originally studied conventional piano in America and Europe before meeting antique instrument builder Philip Belt, who introduced Bilson to the fortepiano, the instrument for which Mozart and Haydn composed their music. Tonight's program features two of Schubert's so-called incomplete sonatas, Beethoven's A-flat Sonata, and Schumann's Kreisleriana.
2 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
All invited to meet at LSNC to caravan to Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary, a major gathering places for sandhill cranes during fall migration, to view the cranes as they skim the tree tops surrounding their evening march roost and hear their reverberant call.
2-6 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $8 (family, $30). 997-1533. [map]
Storytelling program, with lots of audience participation, for kids in grades K-5 with Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members Star Burton-West, Elizabeth James, Darryl Mickens, and Glen Modell. The stories are interpreted in American Sign Language by club member Anna Haines-Smith.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301, 662-3770. [map]
WCHS members discuss this collection of letters, available on the AADL website, written between Ann Arbor settler John Geddes and his brother in Pennsylvania, 1825-1844.
2-3 p.m., AADL 4th-floor meeting room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Arbor Hospice Grief Support Services staff offer tips for coping with the holidays.
2-4 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4555. [map]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Come see our new location! New students who register at the Open House will have their registration fee waived ($25 value). Watch a few classes give demonstrations and see the Student Dance Company show their choreographic studies. Coffee, Tea and Pastries.
Arts in Motion, 6175 Jackson Rd., Ste. B. Free. 734-222-6246. email@example.com www.artsinmotion.net [map]
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]
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]
National Book Critics Circle Award-winning local biographer James Tobin discusses his new biography that details Roosevelt's 10-year struggle between contracting a paralyzing illness at age 39 and eventually becoming president. Signing.
3 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor welcomes preschoolers and their parents to this unique hands-on event. Children will engage in scientific discovery and experimentation, led by HDS second grade teacher Leah Kessler. Snack will be provided.
HDS @ the Jewish Community Center of Ann Arbor, 2937 Birch Hollow Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. 734-971-4633. firstname.lastname@example.org www.hdsaa.org [map]
Butoh is the collective name for a diverse range of activities, techniques and motivations for dance, performance, or inspired movement. Its preoccupation is with adaptation; each dance grows up out of the fault lines in human cultures that bring our societies again and again into conflict, devastation, and alienation from the natural world. It typically involves organic, playful and dark imagery, taboo topics, extreme or absurd environments or situations, with a slow hyper-controlled motion. There is no set style, and it may be purely conceptual with no movement at all. Its origins have been attributed to Japan. No dance, performance, or stage history needed for this art form!
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor MI. $15. 734-726-0353. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/butoh/ [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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. email@example.com youristpottery.com [map]
The Concordia University Choir is joined by the Skyline High School A Cappella Chorus and members of the Michigan Sinfonietta in a program of works by Bach, Handel, and Mozart. Soprano Karin White also performs Bach's triumphant solo cantata Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen.
4 p.m., Concordia University Chapel of the Holy Trinity, 4090 Geddes. Tickets $10 (students & seniors, $5). 995-4612. [map]
Carmen Cavallaro directs this 12-member women's early-music choir in works by Mexican poet and scholar Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz, Juan Matias de Rivera's "Missa a cuatro voces," a 1631 processional hymn in the Quechua language, and works form the Cancionero de Medinaceli, a collection considered to be one of the most important collections of Spanish secular polyphony from the Renaissance. Accompanists are chamber organist Anne Crawford, viola da gambist Debra Lonergan, recorder player Beth Gilford, and percussionist Rex Benincasa. AcademyofEarlyMusic.org, 662-0631.
4 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Parking available at Community High School. $15 (seniors, $12; students, $5).
Talk by MSU animal science professor Richard Balander.
4-6 p.m., Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. 794-6250. [map]
(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]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm. 717-1569. [map]
This class combines bellydance movements with traditional fitness training to build your strength, stability and balance. Don't worry, the burning is normal.
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $12. (734) 726-0353. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/hurts-so-good-bellydance-conditioning/ [map]
Michael W. Clune, Chelsea Martin, & Jamie Iredell: Great Lakes, Great Times Reading Series/Literati Bookstore.more >
Michael W. Clune, Chelsea Martin, & Jamie Iredell: Great Lakes, Great Times Reading Series/Literati Bookstore.< less
Readings by these 3 writers. Case Western Reserve University English professor Clune has written essays for Salon.com and is the author of White Out: The Secret Life of Heroin and Writing Against Time, a book of literary criticism. California-based writer Martin has a brand new book, Even Though I Don't Miss You. Atlanta writer Iredell's new book, I Was a Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac, is a collection of personal essays about everything from drugs and alcoholism to body image and feminism.
6 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
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]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belly_dance [map]
About 16 local speakers give 5-minute slide-illustrated talks on a topic of their choice. Topics include everything from comics and time travel to robots and recipes. Reservations fill up quickly for these popular talks.
7 p.m., U-M Business School Blau Auditorium, 701 Tappan. Free. Reservations recommended at igniteannarbor.eventbrite.com. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. igniteannarbor.com. [map]
Tristan Rais-Sherman directs this 100-member ensemble, the only student-run orchestra on campus, in a program that includes vocal performances, multimedia performances, stage antics, and more. Also, works by Mendelssohn and Moldau as well as music from Jaws, The Little Mermaid, Titanic, Atlantis, Super Mario, and more.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. $8 (students, $5; kids in public schools and Ann Arbor day cares, free) in advance at the Michigan Theater Box Office Nov. 11, 13, & 15 at 3-5 p.m. and at Mason Hall Nov. 11-15 at noon-2 p.m. (616) 328-9893. [map]
All invited to lie down on mats while Leah Mitchell plays Tibetan singing bowls, instruments whose music is said to restore harmony and balance. Bring a mat and blanket.
7 p.m., Himalayan Bazaar, 218 S. Main. $15; preregistration required by Nov. 15. email@example.com, 997-7229. [map]
The duo of veteran Scottish fiddler Fraser and young American cellist Haas plays everything from achingly beautiful airs to wild and joyous dance pieces.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Acoustic prewar country blues from the Piedmont area and the Delta to east Texas by this singer-guitarist, a Hillsdale native who's been a fixture of the Minneapolis-St. Paul music scene for more than a decade.
7:30 p.m., Mangiamo, 107 W. Michigan Ave, Saline. $15 by reservation and at the door. Preferred seating for dinner customers. 429-0060. [map]
The church's chancel choir, vocal soloists, and the Michigan Sinfonietta perform Mozart's stormy unfinished final composition, one of the most beloved of all choral works.
7:30 p.m., FUMC, 120 S. State. $15 suggested donation. 662-4536. [map]
Sept. 26 & 27 (contingent on availability of new location; updates at aacomedy.com). New York comic who blends fresh observational humor with self-deprecating commentary about the absurdities of his own life. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $11 reserved seating in advance, $13 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]