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Friday, May 16, 2014






 
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 8 a.m.-9 p.m.  Free! 

30th Annual Ann Arbor Springtime Invitational Figure Skating Championship: Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club.

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May 15-18. More than 800 skaters ages 6 to adult compete in solo, pairs, couples, and ice dancing categories in this USFSA-sanctioned competition. Full schedule available at annarborfsc.com.
10 a.m.-9 p.m. (May 15), 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (May 16 & 17), & 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (May 18), Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 213-6768. [map]
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 8 a.m. 

Positive Business Conference: University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

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The Positive Business Conference will bring together nearly 500 business professionals, academics, students, and industry luminaries to collaborate and partner on the latest positive business thinking, best practices, and practical implementation tools. Sessions will delve into how participants can integrate positive business into different industries and job functions, ranging from legal strategies, entrepreneurship, supply chain management, and more. Confirmed speakers include executives from companies such as Whole Foods Market, Ford Motor Company, and Procter & Gamble.
University of Michigan Blau Auditorium, 701 Tappan St. $750. pbconference@umich.edu positivebusinessconference.com [map]
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 8 a.m. 

Positive Business Conference: University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

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The Positive Business Conference will bring together nearly 500 business professionals, academics, students, and industry luminaries to collaborate and partner on the latest positive business thinking, best practices, and practical implementation tools. Sessions will delve into how participants can integrate positive business into different industries and job functions, ranging from legal strategies, entrepreneurship, supply chain management, and more. Confirmed speakers include executives from companies such as Whole Foods Market, Ford Motor Company, and Procter & Gamble.
University of Michigan Blau Auditorium, 701 Tappan St. $750. pbconference@umich.edu positivebusinessconference.com [map]
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 9 a.m.--9 p.m. 

Blue Ocean Summit 2014: Ann Arbor Vineyard.

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We're delighted to announce that we are hosting the Blue Ocean National Summit 2014 at the Ann Arbor Vineyard, co-hosted with St Clares Episcopal. The Summit will take place from May 15-17, that is Thursday evening, all day and evening Friday and Saturday until 4:30. Blue Ocean is a network of churches promoting faith in the context of secular environments.
The Summit theme is "The Holy Spirit for Everyone, Everywhere, All the Time." Featured main sessions speakers include Phyllis Tickle (compiler of The Divine Hours), Dave Schmelzer (director of Blue Ocean), Charles Park (pastor of The River church in Lower Manhattan) and Bert Waggoner, former National Director of Vineyard USA. The Summit will also feature TED talks, workshops, worship and great time to connect with others. For more info, see the event page on eventbrite.com.
Ann Arbor Vineyard, 2275 Platt Road. $99. shonagh.chimbira@annarborvineyard.org annarborvineyard.org [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. & Nov.) & 9 a.m. (May-Oct.), 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. 

Horseback trail rides: Horse 'N Around Stables.

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We are excited to open for the season May 2nd and Waterloo recreation. We offer horseback trail rides for ages 6 to 106 on weekends/ Fridays and Saturdays 10 am till dusk and Sundays 10 am till 4:00.
Come see Michigan like nature intended, from the back of a horse. Nothing will be more relaxing this season.
Please call or email for reservations.
Waterloo Recreation Stables, 12891 Trist Road, Grass Lake, 49240. $35 per one hour ride.. 734-637-4457. srichardson@horsenaroundstablesatwaterloo.com www.horsenaroundstablesatwaterloo.com [map]
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 10 a.m.  Free! 

Taste Gluten-free, whole grain cookies at Costco-Ann Arbor: Among Friends Baking Mixes.

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Gluten-free, whole grain cookies and chocolate cake you can bake at home with a few simple ingredients will be ready for your tasting from Among Friends, an Ann Arbor-based company, at the Ann Arbor Costco this Thursday through Sunday, May 15-18, at 771 Airport Blvd., just north of South State and Ellsworth Road, just across from Among Friends' headquarters.
Co-founders Suzie Miller and Lizann Anderson, of Ann Arbor, will hand out free samples all weekend to demonstrate that kids and adults will love the taste of their healthy products. All Among Friends' products are free of the bad stuff®, with no white starches, gums or fillers, verified by the Non-GMO Project and the Whole Grains Council, and five mixes are produced in a facility that is certified gluten-free.
Their cookie mixes were named "Best New Products" by Progressive Grocer and its chocolate cake mix was awarded a top gluten-free find at Natural Products Expo West, a leading trade show for natural, healthy products.
Costco-Ann Arbor, 771 Airport Blvd. Free. 734-997-9720. danielle@amongfriendsbakingmixes.com http://amongfriendsbakingmixes.com/ [map]
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 10:30 a.m.-noon 

Voices Valiant Adult Choir: U-M Music School Special Programs.

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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.
Season Dates
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. smtd-youthandadult@umich.edu http://www.music.umich.edu/special_programs/adult/voices-valiant.htm [map]
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 1-3 p.m. 

An Account of the First Official U.S. Voyage to the Pacific Rim-OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.

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Class meets Wednesdays, April 16 - May 21

Ann Arborite Benajah Ticknor (builder of Cobblestone Farm) was a naval medical officer on the first official U.S. Mission to Southeast Asia (1832-1834). He kept a journal of his voyage, which was turned into the book: "The Voyage of the Peacock", edited by Nan Powell Hodges. It is an interesting view of the U.S. government's attitude towards the region at that time, as seen thru the eyes of a rather rigid and conservative American. Instructor George Taylor is president of the Cobblestone Farms Association and has a wealth of information on Dr. Ticknor and Cobblestone Farm.
Cobblestone Farms, Farm House, 2781 Packard Rd. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 1-3 p.m. 

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers-OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.

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Class meets Wednesdays, April 16 - May 21
We will read and discuss the title book (3rd edition) by Robert M. Sapolsky. It's been said, "Sapolsky is to stress, science, neuroendocrinology and primatology what Springsteen is to rock-n-roll." The book explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis and heart disease. The author presents a detailed understanding of how stress affects our bodies as well as our psyches and he provides guidance for controlling our stress. Please read the Preface and Chapter 1 in advance of the first class and come prepared to share your favorite quotes. Instructor: Mike Murray.
Grace Bible Church, 1300 S. Maple Road. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 1:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Affordable Care Act 1:1": Chelsea District Library.

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Center for Family & Health regional lead ACA navigator Danielle Carpenter is on hand to offer personalized assistance understanding and applying for insurance under the new health care law.
1:30-4:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732, ext. 219. [map]
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 3:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Read to the Library Dog": Chelsea District Library.

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All beginning readers ages 6-11 invited to read one-on-one for 10 minutes to a dog trained to act as if it's listening.
3:30-5 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

Pauline Apartments Open House: Avalon Housing, Inc.

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Avalon Housing invites the community to share in the celebration of opening a newly constructed 32 unit apartment complex, Pauline Apartments, on Ann Arbor's west side. The new Permanent Supportive Housing project will be home to over 80 people, including 50 children.
The event will feature Pauline Apartments' Community Center-the hub of the new supportive community. The Center will offer youth after-school and summer programs, food assistance, resources for tenants such as computers and copiers, and other social, recreational and educational activities. Light refreshments will be served and there will be an opportunity to tour an apartment.
Avalon Housing is a nonprofit organization created in 1992 to develop, own, and manage Permanent Supportive Housing for County residents who are homeless and who have a mental or physical disability. Avalon now provides housing and support services for tenants in 260 apartments scattered at 20 sites throughout Ann Arbor.
Pauline Apartments, 1500 Pauline Boulevard. Free. 734.663.5858 ext 212. awilkerson@avalonhousing.org avalonhousing.org [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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 4:30, 6:45, & 9 p.m. 

"Finding Vivian Maier": Michigan Theater.

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(John Maloof & Charlie Siskel, 2013). Documentary about the late nanny whose cache of 100,000 photographs, discovered posthumously, has earned her a reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
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 5-10 p.m. 

"Venus Rising: 2nd Annual All Women Art Exhibition": Fancy Pants Arts & Entertainment/Community Rebirth.

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Show and sale of work by local artists. Also, painting demos, performance art, body painting, silent auction, craft sale, raffles, and more. Partial proceeds benefit LACASA Center for victims of abuse.
5-10 p.m., The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. $10 admission. 926-9629. [map]
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 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bird Walk: Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation/Huron River Watershed Council.

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City ornithologist Dea Armstrong leads a bird identification walk through Gallup Park and Furstenberg Nature Area. Bring binoculars, if you have them.
6-7:30 p.m. (May 16) & 7:30-9 a.m. (June 7), meet at Gallup Park Canoe Livery paddle boat dock, 3000 Fuller Rd. (west side of Huron Pkwy.). Free. 794-6240. [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Fri.), modern constructed (Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Sun.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Sun.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
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 6:30-10 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Date Night: Caribbean Getaway.

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Back by popular demand! Bring your special someone and have some fun in the kitchen cooking up this fun Caribbean Getaway menu! And please feel free to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal. Menu: Spicy Marinated Grilled Jerk Chicken; Brown Sugar Grilled Plantains with Fresh Cilantro; Jamaican Coconut 'Rice and Peas'; Sweet and Tangy Island Slaw; Caribbean Coconut Ice Cream. Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $150/pair. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

Ninja Star Night: Ringstar Studio.

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It's back for more action! The premise is simple: come to the studio, throw ninja stars, have fun. Seriously, this is some great stress relief therapy. We're told by our previous attendees that chucking the stars is EXTREMELY satisfying.
Because we love you all, there will be NO throwing ninja stars at your fellow ninjas. Balloons will be standing in for targets instead. Never thrown a throwing star? It's not hard to do, and we'll be providing some instruction to get you started. Kids as young as 8 are welcome to attend!
$5 at the door gets you unlimited throws. Level up!
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. $5. mail@a2ringstar.com http://a2ringstar.com [map]
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 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Spring Fling": Pattengill & Bryant Elementary Schools.

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Joint ice cream social with carnival games & treats.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Pattengill, 2100 Crestland Dr. off Packard south of Stadium. Free admission; nominal charge for food & games. 994-1961. [map]
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 6:30-9 p.m. 

"TechTwilight": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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See review. Interactive displays by local innovators, science-themed kids activities, and a chance to meet techies, scientists, and entrepreneurs.
6:30-9 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Tickets $11 (students, $5) in advance at http://ow.ly/vMcaJ. 995-5439. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Sound & Vision Film Series": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Series of Friday evening films focusing on music and pop culture. Popcorn served.

May 16: Saturday Night Fever (John Badham, 1977). Drama starring a young John Travolta as a Brooklyn youth whose only joy is disco dancing.

May 30: A Band Called Death (Mark Christopher Covino & Jeff Howlett, 2012). Documentary about Death, an obscure, early-1970s Detroit proto-punk outfit who disbanded before releasing a single album but were vindicated nearly 30 years later when their 1974 demo tape was released to much fanfare.

June 6: Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971). Offbeat black comedy-a long-running cullt hit--about the romance between an elderly woman and a necrophiliac young man.

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7-9 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

Dharma Talk, Chas DiCapua of Insight Meditation Society: Insight Medtitation Ann Arbor.

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Finding Joy and Happiness In The Here And Now
All people want to be happy. It's an essential part of being a human being. Yet, very few people understand just how to go about it. Most of us think that happiness is going to happen at some point in the future, or that something needs to be different in order for happiness to occur, and the way to be happy is to get as much of what I like and hang on to it and keep away what I don't like as much as possible. The Buddha's teachings not only demonstrate with simplicity and clarity that these assumptions simply are not true, but he goes on to show us how we can actually cultivate happiness in our lives right here and now. This talk will explore these teachings in greater detail. Chas DiCapua, a graduate of the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training, has offered meditation teaching since 2001. He is interested in how all aspects of life can be used towards awakening. Currently the IMS Resident Teacher, he teaches throughout the US.
Interfaith Center, 704 Airport Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Donation. info@insightmeditationannarbor.org insightmeditationannarbor.org [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Disney's Little Mermaid Jr.": Chelsea Area Players Youth Theater.

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May 16-18. Alex Moore and Christine Landis direct young local actors in Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater, and Alan Menken's musical, based on the 1989 Disney film and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about a mermaid who gets a chance to be human. The popular score includes "Under the Sea," "Part of Your World," and "She's in Love."
7 p.m. (May 16 & 17) & 8 p.m. (May 18), Washington Street Education Center Auditorium, 500 Washington, Chelsea. $10. chelseaareaplayers.org. [map]
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 7-9:30 p.m. 

"One Voice: Across the Pond": Chelsea High School Company C.

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May 16 & 17. Steve Hinz directs this Chelsea High School show choir in a cabaret-style song & dance revue featuring solo, small group, and ensemble performances of an all-British repertoire.
7-9:30 p.m., CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. $10 reserved seating in advance at Chelsea Pharmacy and at the door. 475-4524. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"The Wizard of Oz": Young People's Theater.

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May 16-18. Jayme Kelmigian and Jake McClory direct young local actors in the classic Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg musical adaptation of Frank Baum's ever popular fantasy about a young girl's roundabout journey to her heart's desire. The score features "Over the Rainbow," "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," "We're Off to See the Wizard," and more.
7 p.m. (May 16 & 17), 1 p.m. (May 17), & 2 p.m. (May 18), Power Center. Tickets $15 (youth age 18 & under and seniors age 65 and over, $10) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, mutotix.umich.edu, & by phone. 763-TKTS. [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. 

Student Productions: Pioneer High School Theater Guild.

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May 16 & 17. Pioneer High School students perform several of their original short plays.
7:30 p.m., Pioneer High School Little Theater, 601 W. Stadium at Main. $10. 994-2120. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"Fairytale Family Vacation": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Junior Theatre.

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May 15-18. Katherine Altman directs young local actors in local playwright Emilio Rodriguez's comedy that lampoons road-trip movies and classic fairytales.
7:30 p.m. (May 15-17) & 1 p.m. (May 18), WCC College Theatre (room 175 in the Liberal Arts Bldg.), 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. 

"Macbeth": Young Actors Guild.

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May 16-18. Young local actors perform Shakespeare's bloody tale of a Scottish lord and his ambitious wife. Note: Special school rate available for the Saturday matinee, including a discussion with the cast after the show. To register, email contact@aayag.org.
7:30 p.m. (May 16 & 17) & 2 p.m. (May 17 & 18), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $10 (seniors age 55 & over and kids age 11 & under, $5) in advance at aayag.org, & at the door. 926-5629. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Canceled: "Richard III": Performance Network Professional Season.

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Remainder of run canceled as of May 22. Julia Glander directs Shakespeare's history play, a masterful portrait of evil whose fratricidal protagonist savagely hacks his way to the throne, in a radically re-imagined production that explores themes of gender, power, and governance in the setting of a distant yet ominous future. Performance Network artistic director Carla Milarch stars as Richard. The cast also includes Brian Sage, John Seibert, Lynnae Lehfeldt, Drew Parker, Joanna Bronson, Terry Heck, Logan Ricket, Justin Dietzel, and Alysia Kolascz.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), & 3 p.m. (May 10 & 24), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Preview tickets: whatever you can afford to pay (Apr. 24), $22 (Apr. 25 & 27 and May 1), and $30 (Apr. 26). May 2 opening night tickets: $39 & $41 includes reception. After May 2: $27 & $29 (Thurs.), $32 & $34 (Fri. & Sun.), $25 & $27 (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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 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Party: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Waltz, cha cha, rumba, swing, tango, and other ballroom dancing to recorded music. Bring food or drinks to share, if you wish. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a bachata lesson.
8-10 p.m., 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $10 ($15 includes lesson; those with May birthdays, free). 644-1485. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This talented jazz duo of New York-based clarinetist-saxophonist Laubrock and drummer Rainey celebrates the release of its album And Other Desert Towns, a collection of improvisational songs featuring the subtlety and emotional expression of Laubrock's playing with Rainey's versatile approach and irregular rhythms. The album bristles with "radical new geometries of sound that connect at unforeseen points in shapes that defy description," writes a reviewer from the blog Jazz Right Now.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Michael Johnson: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).

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A veteran folk-based pop singer and virtuoso guitarist who started out (with John Denver) as a member of a late-60s incarnation of the Chad Mitchell Trio, Johnson has scored in a number of different genres, including adult contemporary in the late 70s and contemporary country in the mid-80s. Desserts & coffee available.
8 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. $15 (kids 10 & under, 2 for the price of 1) in advance at greenwoodcoffeehouse.org and at the door. 665-8558. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Concert4aCause": Northside Community Church/First Baptist Church.

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The program features classical music by African American composers, including works by William Grant Still, Blind Tom Wiggins Bethune, Adolphus Hailstork, Margaret Bonds, and Florence Price, along with traditional spirituals. Performers include tenors George Shirley and Jordan Harris, sopranos Caroline Helton and Imani Mchunu, baritone Sam Kidd, organist Shin-Ae Chun, pianists Jeanette Fang and Kathryn Goodson, saxophonist John Mamish, and the combined NCC and FBC bell and adult vocal choirs. Reception follows. Proceeds benefit U-M voice professor emeritus George Shirley's African American Art Song and Aria Competition.
8 p.m., First Baptist Church, 512 E Huron. Donation. 663-6091. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Spring Comedy Festival: Lovers, Liars, & Lunatics": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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See review. Every Wed.-Sun. (except Apr. 20), Apr. 3-May 24. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of several short comedies that explore the nature of love, loss, revenge, and renewal. Includes plays by Jeff Daniels, David MacGregor, Carey Crim, and others. Note: adult language and content.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Apr. 3-10 preview tickets$22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $32 (Sat. eve.). After Apr. 10: 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. 

"We Are the Dreamers of Dreams": Out Loud Chorus.

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May 16 & 17. Paul Haebig directs this chorus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their friends in a program of songs celebrating aspirations for a better world for everyone. With accompaniment by bassist Edie Herrold, percussionist Tamara Perkuhn, and pianist Annie Jeng.
8 p.m., Michigan Union Anderson Room. $15 (students, $12; kids under 4, free) in advance at Common Language Books, olconline.org, & from Out Loud members; $18 at the door. 265-0740. [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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 10 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

Angell Hall Observatory Open House: U-M Student Astronomical Society.

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All invited to peer through the telescopes in the observatory and on the Angell Hall roof and to view shows in the planetarium. Also, short astronomy presentations by club members.
10 p.m.-midnight, 5th floor rooftop observatory, Angell Hall (enter through Haven Hall on the Diag side of the building). Free. 764-3440. [map]
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