Let the legend be told, that in the land of Chima ® on the brave survive. Eight animal tribes battle in pursuit of CHI, the balance of life. Campers will have the opportunity to choose their tribe, while building and battling for victory. Put your Chima ® skills to the test throughout this camp, by racing Speedorz ® and building motorized models with LEGO ® Bricks. Does your tribe have what it takes to become the ultimate master of CHI? Your destiny awaits! Each child will go home with a custom mini-figure.
Dancer's Edge Dance Studio, 3045 Broad St, Dexter, MI 48130, Dexter. $150. (734)719-0303. email@example.com www.bricks4kidz.com
This balanced practice uses traditional yoga posture and breath techniques to cultivate a balance of strength without tension, and calm clarity of mind and supports the immune, digestive and cardio-vascular systems, promotes healthy joints, and slows the aging process. Open to all experience levels.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. firstname.lastname@example.org sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
At-risk Children and Youth in the U.S.: Policies Needed to Advance Their Well Being: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).more >
At-risk Children and Youth in the U.S.: Policies Needed to Advance Their Well Being: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).< less
Speaker: Rosemary A. Sarri, Professor of Social Work and Senior Research Scientist, Emerita, U-M
Professor Sarri will discuss the characteristics of children and youth in the U.S. who live in high-risk situations with particular consideration of those in the child welfare systems, and then consider the causes of the changes that have occurred in the past quarter century. Policies and programs at the local, state and the national levels will be suggested for reducing these problems, along with the importance of implementing these policies. Dr. Sarri is considered a leading expert in the areas of child/family welfare policy and juvenile and justice systems.
Clarion Hotel, 2900 Jackson. $30 for the 6-lecture series (or $10 per lecture, payable at the door) $20 for the Annual Membership. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
Cook like a winner! Calling all kids for three days of mad-delicious and terrific, first-rate cooking! For three fun-filled days, kids will experience a world of hands-on culinary exploration with their peers and an experienced Sur La Table chef instructor. They'll travel the great culinary scrumptious hot spots of Europe and create a menu of delectable and fun dishes!
We'll cover fundamentals such as basic knife skills, how to read and follow a recipe, measuring and mixing, and the importance of kitchen safety. Along the way, kids will learn how to make great food that will impress their family and friends.
Classes run about two hours each and last for three consecutive days. Share your love of cooking by giving them a foundation that will benefit them for a lifetime with an experience they'll never forget. At the end of camp, each young chef will take home a packet of the recipes they made. Kids age 8-12 are welcome to join.
Sur la Table, 3050 Washtenaw Ave. $150. 734-531-0304. firstname.lastname@example.org www.surlatable.com [map]
Apr. 7-11. For kids, accompanied by a parent. Apr. 7: "Is It Spring Yet?" A self-guided scavenger hunt to look for signs of spring. Activity sheets, magnifying lenses, and twig and bug detective guides provided. Apr. 8: "Windowsill Wonders," a chance to learn about windowsill gardens and the basics of seed starting, to decorate a clay pot, and to plant a few seeds that can be transplanted outdoors. Apr. 9: "What Grows in Your Yard?" A chance to learn about plants that are used as food around the world and determine which of those plants will grow successfully in Michigan. Apr. 10: "Sketchbook Detectives," a mystery game in which participants use clues to identify and sketch a plant that's gone missing from the conservatory. Apr. 11: "Fabulous Friday," a guided tour of the Matthaei trails and wetlands.
10 a.m.-noon, Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. $5 (except Apr. 7, free); preregistration recommended. Metered parking. 647-7600. [map]
Programs presented by WRA park interpreter Katie McGlashen (except as noted).
Feb. 23 (2-3 p.m.): "Michigan Wolves: Past, Present, and Future." Naturalist and wolf advocate Dorothy McLeer presents a program on the comeback of wolves in Michigan, the issues that arise when people live near wolves, and what the future holds for wolves. Preregistration requested.
Mar. 22 (2-4 p.m.): "Spring Terrarium." Participants make a small, display-worthy ecosystem. Bring a glass container with a lid, between a quart and a gallon in size.
Mar. 29 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Harbinger Hike." A hike along Discovery Center trails to look signs of awakening animals, early sprouts, and perhaps a few unorthodox blooms.
Apr. 8 (10 a.m. & 2 p.m.): "Spring Break: Animal Tracks." All kids in grades K-6 invited to learn about animal track patterns, practice the art of tracking, and make a plaster cast track to take home.
Apr. 9 (10 a.m. & 2 p.m.): "Geocaching & Orienteering" All kids in grades K-6 invited to learn the basics of using a GPS unit and reading a compass, then try it on the trail. Participants should bring a few cheap trinkets to trade in geocaches.
Apr. 10 (10 a.m. & 2 p.m.): "Spring Break: Pizza Plant Magic." All kids in grades K-6 invited to learn what plant parts we eat, and start a pizza garden to take home.
Apr. 19 (noon and 1, 2, & 3 p.m.): "Geocache Egg Hunt." All invited to learn to use a GPS unit and follow clues to hunt for prizes. GPS units provided, or bring your own.
Apr. 25 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.): "Arbor Day Treats." All invited to learn how to measure tree height, figure out how old a tree is, and identify some trees without their leaves. Also, treats made from trees. Prizes.
May 3 (2-4 p.m.): "Arrows Away." All age 7 & up invited to learn basic archery skills. Equipment provided.
May 10: (2-4 p.m.): "Seed Paper Cards for Mom." Using recycled paper and wildflower seeds, participants make a Mother's Day card that can be planted to grow wildflowers.
May 24 (9 a.m.): "Birding and Breakfast." All invited for a light breakfast followed by a birding hike in celebration of International Migratory Bird Day.
June 7 (10 a.m.-noon, Green Lake Campground Trail parking lot, west off M-52 between Waterloo Rd. & N. Territorial): "National Trails Day 3 Park Hike." All invited to join a 2.5-mile hike along the Waterloo-Pinckney Trail that connects 2 State Recreation Areas to Washtenaw County's Park Lyndon North.
Various times, Eddy Discovery Center (except as noted), Bush Rd. (west from Pierce Rd. off I-94 exit 157), Waterloo Recreation Area. Free. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.
"Community Forum: For Kinders through Teens, Self-Directed Learning as an Educational Alternative": Acorn Glen Center for Self-Directed Learning.more >
"Community Forum: For Kinders through Teens, Self-Directed Learning as an Educational Alternative": Acorn Glen Center for Self-Directed Learning.< less
All invited to join a discussion about K-12 education and the new AGCSDL for kids ages 5-18. Kids welcome. Refreshments.
10 a.m.-noon, Acorn Glen Cooperative Preschool, 1547 Miller. Free. 585-5555. [map]
Voices Valiant is a vocal music ensemble at the University of Michigan for adults over the age of 50. This chorus is designed for adults who: love to sing, enjoy learning through music, enjoy the social community that music can provide, want to improve their mental and physical health through music. There is no audition necessary.
Voices Valiant will rehearse in two cycles in 2014: Winter Cycle and Spring Cycle. Each cycle consists of 10 rehearsals and a performance. Whether you have experience reading music and singing in a choir, or if this is your first choral experience, you will enjoy being a member of this unique group.
Winter Cycle: January 7 - March 8, 2014 (Concert on March 8)
Spring Cycle: March 18 - May 17, 2014 (Concert on May 17)
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium Blvd. $100/cycle plus $25 music. 734-936-2660. email@example.com http:
Every Sat. & Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.
The Sky Tonight (Sat. 11:30 a.m., Sat. & Sun. 1:30 & 3:30 p.m., and Apr. 7-11 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the current night sky.
The Little Star That Could (Sat. and Apr. 7-11, 12:30 p.m.) is about an average yellow star on a search for a planet of its own to warm who meets other stars on the way and learns about the solar system.
MarsQuest (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.), narrated by Star Trek star Patrick Stewart, is about the history of the Red Planet and the reasons for our interest in it.
Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
Talk by U-M American culture professor Bruce Conforth, the 1st curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The program begins with lunch.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., AACC, 1830 Washtenaw. $30 (members, $25). Reservations required by Apr. 4. 662-3279, ext. 1. [map]
Create great food you'll love to eat! Calling all teens for a three days of first-rate food exploration and cooking! In this camp, teens will experience a world of hands-on culinary exploration with their peers and an experienced Sur La Table chef instructor. Travel the great culinary hot spots of Europe and create a menu of delectable and fun dishes!
We'll engage teens in essential fundamentals such as basic knife skills, following a recipe, monitoring cooking temperatures and times, and kitchen safety. And along the way, teens will create great food that they'll love to eat and share with family and friends.
Classes run about two hours each and last for three consecutive days. Share your love of cooking with teens by giving them a foundation that will benefit them for a lifetime and give them an experience they'll never forget. At the end of camp, each teen chef will take home a packet of the recipes they made. Teens age 13-17 are welcome to join.
Sur la Table, 3050 Washtenaw Ave. $150. 734-531-0304. firstname.lastname@example.org www.surlatable.com [map]
Class meets every other Tuesday, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6, 5/20, 6/3, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29.
Join this discussion-oriented, bi-weekly book lovers' club led by Deb Mukherjee to inform and inspire your reading. Each class will feature a different book pulled from various genres and we will take a 3D tour of the book. It will include a study of the author, theme, plot, context, characterizations, motifs and writing styles. To participate, you are NOT required or expected to have read the book in advance. Participants may suggest their favorite books too. Classics, contemporary literary fiction, historical fiction, mysteries and thrillers - all types of fiction and non-fiction books will be considered. The first three books will be 11/23/63: "A Novel" by Stephen King, "Possession" by A.S. Byatt and "A Plot Against America" by Phillip Roth.
Grace Bible Church, 1300 S. Maple Road. $40. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
This veteran children's entertainer presents a program of rapid-fire jokes, magic, dancing, and interactive skits for kids in grades preK-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Mar. 11, Apr. 8, May 6. All youth in grades 6-12 invited to eat pizza and discuss young adult books. Mar. 11: Divergent, Veronica Roth's dystopian thriller about a teenage girl's struggle with identity in a society divided into factions based upon personality traits. Apr. 8: Half Brother, Kenneth Oppel's novel about a teenage boy whose scientist parents bring home an experimental chimpanzee. May 6: Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, Elizabeth Eulberg's funny novel about a high school wallflower who glams up her image in order to attract more attention at home and school.
3 p.m., SDL Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]
"The Aftermath of the Financial Crises: It Doesn't Have to Be That Bad": U-M School of Public Policy.more >
"The Aftermath of the Financial Crises: It Doesn't Have to Be That Bad": U-M School of Public Policy.< less
Talk by National Bureau of Economic Research monetary economics codirector Christina Romer, a former chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers.
4-5:30 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Room. Free. 764-3490. [map]
Talk by Northeastern University visiting historian Baktybek Beshimov, a former Kyrgyzstan diplomat and parliamentarian.
4-5:30 p.m., 1636 SSWB, 1080 South University. Free. 764-0351. [map]
Depressed or anxious moods cloud the joy of experiencing ourselves as perfect and whole. With or without a diagnosis heal with breath work, yoga postures and imagery to balance moods and awaken inner joy. Certified Teacher.
Sun Moon Yoga Studio, 404 W. Huron St. $15. firstname.lastname@example.org sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 7 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]
All age 21 & over invited to discuss Red as Blood, Tanith Lee's fantasy that reimagines classic fairy tales with darker storylines, such as Snow White as a villain.
7-9 p.m., 3184 Angell Hall. Free. 764-2553. [map]
If you can't make it out to our beautiful Michigan Wine Country regions this summer, let us bring some of Michigan's best wines to you! There is no question that we are producing some world class whites, but in warm growing seasons our reds can also be lush and complex. This tasting will feature 6-8 wines from the Black Star Farms Portfolio. This is an exclusive event in which you will spend an intimate evening with Lee Lutes, Head Wine Maker for Black Star Farms. This is an amazing opportunity to learn about wine production in Michigan from an expert! P.S. April is Michigan wine month so come on out and support our great state's wine industry! Seating is limited, so make your reservation today (734) 222-9841! 7 - 9 pm. $75 per person +tax/grat
Vinology, 110 S. Main St. $75. 734-222-9841. www.vinologya2.com [map]
Feb. 2: The Pleasure Garden (Alfred Hitchcock, 1926) Silent drama about a chorus girl engaged to an adventurer who begins to play around when her fiancé travels out of the country. 2 p.m.
Feb. 4: Murder! (Alfred Hitchcock, 1930) A man convinced of the innocence of a woman he helped convict or murder sets out to find the real killer. Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring. 7 p.m.
Feb. 9: The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock, 1935) Vintage mystery-romantic comedy about an innocent man pulled into the orbit of a spy ring. Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll. 4 p.m.
Feb. 11: The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1934) Hitchcock's original version of the thriller about criminals who kidnap a child to prevent her parents from revealing an assassination plot. Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre. 5 p.m.
Feb. 11: The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1956) Remake of the 1934 thriller. James Stewart, Doris Day. 7 p.m.
Feb. 16: The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock, 1926) A jealous detective accuses a lodger of murder. Ivor Novello, Malcolm Keen. 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 18: The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, 1938) Classic mystery-comedy about an old woman's baffling disappearance on a train that leads a young woman into a web of intrigue. Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave. 7 p.m.
Feb. 23: Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) Gothic thriller about a naïve young woman who marries an aristocratic widower. Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, George Sanders. 4 p.m.
Feb. 25: Foreign Correspondent (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) Thriller about an American reporter who exposes enemy spies in Britain. Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders. 7 p.m.
Mar. 2: The Ring (Alfred Hitchcock, 1927). Recently restored print of this silent boxing melodrama. With live organ accompaniment. 4 p.m.
Mar. 4: Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941). A wealthy, sheltered woman marries a charming ne'er-do-well she comes to suspect may be planning to kill her for her money Joan Fontaine, Cary Grant. 7 p.m.
Mar. 9: Saboteur (Alfred Hitchcock, 1942). Offbeat thriller about a munitions worker wrongly accused of sabotage and forced to go on the lam around the country. Script written in part by Dorothy Parker. 5 p.m.
Mar. 11: Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943). A lively teen grows to suspect that her beloved uncle may be a serial killer. Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotton. 7 p.m.
Mar. 16: Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944). When a ship of Americans and Britons is sunk by a missile from a German U-boat during WWII, the survivors must cope with the elements--and each other. Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix. 5 p.m.
Mar. 18: Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, 1945). The youthful new director of a posh mental asylum is not whom he claims to be. Gregory Peck, Ingrid Bergman. 7 p.m.
Mar. 23: Downhill (Alfred Hitchcock, 1927). Recently restored print of this silent melodrama about a boy whose life falls apart when he is expelled from school after he takes the blame for a friend's crime. With live organ accompaniment. 8 p.m.
Apr. 1: Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946). Thriller about a woman asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends n South America. Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant. 7 p.m.
Apr. 6: The Farmer's Wife (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928). Newly restored silent drama about a rough-mannered widowed farmer in search of a new bride. With live organ accompaniment. 1:30 p.m.
Apr. 8: Rope (Alfred Hitchcock, 1948). A detective sets out to solve a prep-school murder that turns out to be a killing for thrills. James Stewart. 7 p.m.
Apr. 13: Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951). Classic thriller about a psychotic mother's boy with a Raymond Chandler screenplay. 1:30 p.m.
Apr. 15: Dial M for Murder (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954). Classic thriller about a man hoisted in the petard of his plot to murder his wife. Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Bob Cummings. 7 p.m.
Apr. 20: Easy Virtue (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928). See review. Newly restored silent drama, adapted from the Noel Coward play, about a divorcée who hides her scandalous past from her new husband and family. With live organ accompaniment. 5 p.m.
Apr. 22: Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954). Stylish thriller-romance about a news photographer examining his neighbor's lives with binoculars and making a sordid discovery. James Stewart, Grace Kelly.7 p.m.
Apr. 27: The Trouble with Harry (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955). Trouble erupts in a small, quiet New England town when a man's body is found in the woods. Shirley MacLaine, John Forsythe, Edmund Gwenn. 4 p.m.
Apr. 29: The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock, 1957). Offbeat film about a New York City jazz musician falsely accused of robbery. Henry Fonda, Vera Miles. 7 p.m.
May 4: Champagne (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928). Silent drama about a spoiled heiress who defies her father by running off to marry her lover. With live organ accompaniment. 5 p.m.
May 6: Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958).Haunting, dreamlike mystery thriller that stars James Stewart as a retired police detective who is afraid of heights. Kim Novak.7 p.m.
May 11: North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959). Classic thriller about an ad exec mistaken for a government agent who's relentlessly pursued halfway across the country. Cary Grant. Eva Marie Saint. 5 p.m.
May 13: Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960). Classic suspense thriller set in a motel run by a peculiar mama's boy. Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh. 5 p.m.
May 18: The Manxman (Alfred Hitchcock, 1929). Newly restored silent drama about lifelong friends on the Isle of Man, a fisherman and a lawyer, who are both attracted to the same woman. With live organ accompaniment. 4 p.m.
May 20: Family Plot (Alfred Hitchcock, 1976). Comedy-thriller about a con artist and her private investigator boyfriend who run into a couple of serial kidnappers. Barbara Harris, Bruce Dern, Karen Black. 5 p.m.
May 25: Blackmail (Alfred Hitchcock, 1929). Newly restored silent thriller about a Scotland Yard detective who discovers that a murder he is investigating was committed by his girlfriend while defending herself from a rapist. With live organ accompaniment. 1:30 p.m.
May 27: The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963). Eerie thriller about hordes of bloodthirsty sparrows, gulls, and crows plaguing a small California town. Not for the squeamish. Stars Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy. 7 p.m.
Various times, Michigan Theater. Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $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]
Club members take a CSI-style look inside a failed hive to determine what went wrong. Also, a discussion of how to introduce packaged bees to a hive. Q&A.
7-9 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. email@example.com. [map]
Talk by local raw foods advocate Ellen Livingston.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. Preregistration required at the co-op or at peoplesfood.coop
Elim Chan and Mélisse Brunet conduct these ensembles of nonmusic majors in Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite no. 1, Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol, and Dvorak's Symphony no. 8.
7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]
"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing 2-part series. Part 1 is presented on the first Tuesday of October, November, and January through June and provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 is presented on the second Tuesday of October, November, and January through June, provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented by Dawn Farm and Growth Works therapists, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston/Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and St. Joseph Mercy Greenbrook Recovery Center. It's free and open to all. Programs are targeted primarily to parents but are inclusive of teens, family members, professionals, students, and anyone interested.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, classroom EC4, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 485-8725. firstname.lastname@example.org http:
Trumpeters Patrick Hoffman, a Delaware State University music professor, and Mitchell Wechsler, a Toledo-based free-lance trumpeter, team up with organist Tom Granum, the First Presbyterian music director. The program of music for trumpet and organ includes transcriptions of many well-known organ works. Also, movements from Manfredini's Concerto for 2 Trumpets and solo organ works featuring the church's antiphonal (balcony) organ.
7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free. 662-4466. [map]
All invited to discuss David Suzuki's book.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 971-1157. [map]
Joseph Gramley and Jonathan Ovalle direct this music student ensemble in an eclectic program of cutting edge chamber music. The group is joined by guest vocalist Amy Petrongelli and grad student conductor Kevin Fitzgerald in a work by Pierre Boulez. The program also includes Jason Treuting's Life is (blank), selected movements from David Lang's epic piece The So-Called Laws of Nature, and others.
8 p.m., U-M Music School McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
8 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
"In Every Season There Is Beautiful Music": Ann Arbor Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon International Professional Music Fraternity.more >
"In Every Season There Is Beautiful Music": Ann Arbor Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon International Professional Music Fraternity.< less
Concert featuring Mu Phi Epsilon members and friends, including a piano, strings, a choir, vocal soloists, a flute choir, and several woodwind ensembles. . Harpist Laurel Federbush, organist Gail Jennings, and the Dexter Classical Winds (conducted by Deborah Rebeck Ash) each perform a different movement from Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Also, works on seasonal themes by an eclectic array of composers from Haydn to Johannn Strauss and Gershwin. Followed by a reception. Refreshments.
8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 Scio Church Rd. Free; donations accepted to fund scholarships for U-M and EMU students who are Mu Phi Epsilon chapter members. 665-2008. [map]
Apr. 8 & 14. All invited to peer at the night sky through antique telescopes. The Observatory dome can be opened only during mild, dry weather, so check dept.astro.lsa.umich.edu
8-9:30 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. Free. 764-3482. [map]
Apr. 11 and every Sun, Apr. 13-May 25. The Dreamland Puppet Troupe presents this original puppet show by Ryan Hughes in which local wizard shops have to close down because of competition from Wiz-Mart. The Apr. 11 performance is part of the opening reception for the new Dreamland exhibit Puppet.
8 p.m. (Fri.) & 3 p.m. (Sun.), Dreamland Theater, 26 N. Washington St. Ypsilanti. $5 (kids 3 & under, free) at the door only. 657-2337. [map]