Silent auction items on display at the Powerhouse Gym!
Come in and bid on gift certificates and fabulous items!
DRAWING IS AT 1:00 ON SATURDAY, JUNE 7 so make sure you sign up for the things you would like.
All proceeds benefit leukemia and lymphoma research!
Powerhouse Gym Ypsilanti (at I94/Huron), 1326 Anna J Stepp, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Donation. email@example.com [map]
Sale and swap of shortwave and ham radio antennas and parts, used radios, radio-related software and tools, and other items.
8 a.m.-noon, Chelsea Fairgrounds, W. Old US-12, Chelsea. $4 in advance, $5 at the gate. Kids under 12, free. 719-4551, 945-1915.
The Market welcomes Zingerman's Camp Bacon for a unique "bacon experience". This street fair is wholly dedicated to all things bacon from 11 am - 2 pm. There will be food to sample, family bacon games, and more. A donation to 4-H is suggested for admission. Parking is always FREE!
It's summer and the weather is fine! The rest of the Market will be filled with a talented group of artists and crafters who are devoted to producing the most unique, one-of-a-kind, special products just for you!
Farmers Market, 315 Detroit St. firstname.lastname@example.org http://artisanmarket.org/event/zingermans-camp-bacon-at-the-market [map]
Sunday, June 1
Gallup Park, Ann Arbor, MI
First session - 8:30 - 12:30 PM
Second session - 1 - 5 PM
Mike Mouradian of Ann Arbor Trout Unlimited (AATU) will teach casting, knot tying, fly identification, and entomology; along with experienced instructors from AATU. Rods, flies, fly fishing instruction book, and snacks will be provided. Bring a pair of polarized sunglasses and wear appropriate clothing for the weather. We practice fly casting on the lawn, so waders are not necessary.
Gallup Park. $25 for HRWC members, $35 for non-members. $35 for members family class, $40 for a non-members family class. $30+ will receive 12-month HRWC membership.. (734) 769-5123. email@example.com http://www.hrwc.org/events/summer-events-2014/
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]
May 31 & June 1. Pit bulls are judged on their conformity to breed standards.
9 a.m.-6 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 728-6585, (248) 830-4789; (615) 893-4067. [map]
Bring your bike, scooter or walking shoes and traverse the solar system from the Sun to Neptune! This event features a model of the solar system, scaled to size and distance, along with awesome images and information at each station. The amazing voyage begins at Mitchell Field and stops near Dixboro Dam, but does not end. A cosmic perspective will be gained along the way and further exploration is inevitable. This is a great opportunity to truly appreciate and understand the incredible distances of our tiny corner of the Universe. Rain dates are June 7-8.
Continue the journey by checking out the website of the Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History for solar system-related programming coming in June: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/ummnh/planetarium
Gallup Park. Free. email@example.com
June 1 (9 a.m., Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot): "Zukey Lake Tavern Brunch Ride." Fast/moderate-paced 69-mile (945-4133) and slow-paced 40-mile rides to Zukey Lake Tavern in Pinckney for brunch.
June 8: (10 a.m., Saline municipal parking lot, Ann Arbor Rd. south of US-12, Saline): "Hathaway House Ride." Moderate-paced 65-mile ride (426-4989) to Blissfield for brunch at the historic Hathaway House restaurant.
June 15 (9 a.m., Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot): "Father's Day Democratic Ride." Pace and destination are determined by the assembled riders.
June 22: TBA.
June 29 (9 a.m., Monument Park Gazebo, Main St. & Baker Rd., Dexter): "Park Trail." Moderate-paced 45-mile (276-0240) and slow-paced 25-mile (971-0685) rides along the new Border-to-Border Trail from Dexter to Hudson Mills Metropark.
Various times & locations. Free. 904-6431.
May 31 & June 1. Self-guided tour of this scale model of the solar system, with papier-m-é sculptures of planets and other cosmic bodies, spread out on a path that stretches from Mitchell Field to an end point near the Dixboro Dam. Info and images of the solar system at stations along the way.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org. [map]
Every Sun. Pace and destination are determined by the assembled riders.
9 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 904-6431. [map]
Apr. 27, May 4, June 1, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, & Oct. 12. Longtime local gardener Kathy Squiers gives tours of her 7 gardens inspired by the chakras. Attendees are invited to help develop the gardens, including work on site preparation, planting, and transplanting. Also, discussion of chakras. Refreshments.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., 1280 Sylvan Rd., Chelsea. Donation; reservations required. 475-3408. [map]
The tour features six private homes and an attorney's office. Lunch available at the City Club (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $15, reservations recommended).
10 a.m.-5 p.m., various locations. Tickets $15 in advance at the City Club (1830 Washtenaw). Annarborcityclub.org, 662-3279.
June 1: U-M humanities professor emeritus Ralph Loomis discusses "Favorite Readings from Lincoln Steffens' Autobiography."
June 15: Retired Montessori teacher Winifred Wylie discusses Richard M. Bucke's Cosmic Consciousness.
10 a.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, Suite C, 2401 Plymouth. Free. 971-8638. [map]
Heirloom peonies for sale at Nichols Arboretum. June 1, 10 am-4:30 pm. Beautiful, old-fashioned varieties in shades of pink, white, and red such as Ben Franklin, Do Tell, Kansas, and many others. Pick up one or more of these beauties today at the Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts. Also, don't miss the peony garden in bloom right next to the sale. This is the largest collection of heirloom peonies in North America.
Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington HTs. Prices per peony. 734-647-8986. mbgna.umich.edu/peony [map]
Club members present a program in honor of this hosta breeder and aficionado, with discussion and a slideshow. Also, show and tell; bring divisions and hostas with any shade of red.
10 a.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking 647-7600. [map]
Every Sun. except July 6 & 13. Talk by Gelek Rimpoche, an incarnate lama from Tibet who lives in Ann Arbor.
10-11 a.m., Jewel Heart Center, 1129 Oak Valley Dr. (between Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. & Ellsworth). Free. 994-3387. [map]
Every Sun. A weekly program open to all single adults interested in contemporary Christian topics, new ideas, personal growth, and social and physical activities.
May 4: "Worshipping God with Hands," a participatory presentation by First Presbyterian resident minister Kristin Riegel on the religious use of art, music, and dance.
May 11: "Jesus the Refugee," a talk by resident minister Lal Rodawla on the conditions of refugees around the world.
May 18: Showing of volume 5 of The Long Search, Ronald Eyre's 1977 BBC film series on world religions. In this episode, he visits Egypt to explore the experience of Islamic worship.
May 25: All invited for conversation.
June 1: First Singles member Marcy Toon reviews Happiness in a Storm, Wendy Schlessel Harpham's self-help book based on her experiences as a survivor of chronic lymphoma.
June 8: Church's BBQ picnic on the Church grounds. Reservations required.
June 15: Marcy Toon reviews Giving It All Away: The Story of William W. Cook and His Michigan Law Quadrangle, retired U-M Law Library director Margaret Leary's book about the problems that jeopardized Cook's 1930 gift that financed the U-M law quad.
June 22: Screening of Art of Faith, a DVD documentary exploring outstanding examples of the art and architecture of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
June 29: Marcy Toon discusses the chapters on Condoleezza Rice, Laura Bush, and Beth Moore in Were It Not for Grace: Stories from Women after God's Own Heart, Leslie Montgomery's collection of essay about 12 high-profile contemporary women.
11 a.m., First Presbyterian Church Curtis Room (except as noted), 1432 Washtenaw. Free. 662-4466, ext. 43. [map]
. A chance to savor bite-size tidbits of entrees and desserts from the kitchens of downtown restaurants and cafes. Also, on E. Liberty, a preview of the annual Ann Arbor District Library summer reading program and kids activities, including hula hooping, sidewalk art, educational activities led by U-M Exhibit Museum representatives, and more. Live music includes the Grand Rapids folk-rock trio Bennett, the local reggae band The Rolling Jays, Lansing singer-songwriter (and Nervous but Excited member) Kate Peterson, local indie pop-folk singer-songwriter Abigail Stauffer, Ypsilanti indie rock band Dave Menzo & the Cave of Wonders, and local alt-country singer-songwriter Chris DuPont.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Main St. between William and Washington sts. Free admission; food tickets 50¢ each. 668-7112.
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., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot. Free. email@example.com, 846-9418.
Every Sun. All invited to watch frogs, turtles, snakes, rabbits, and more as they hop, crawl, and slither in their homes. LSNC animals include both species native to the region and exotic animals that have been donated.
Noon-3 p.m. Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]
Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play what's regarded as the world's most difficult board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
1-6 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m.-midnight (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]
You will use sawing and piercing techniques to create a design in sterling silver. You'll learn to measure, shape, and solder metal to create a ring. We'll also incorporate new finishing techniques, like texturizing metal, to add a little oomph to your ring design! You'll leave the studio wearing your very own piece of art around your finger.
Tools & materials included.
Limited to 5 students. Email Chelsea by May 22nd to reserve your spot!
Hoard Studios, 8120 Main Street, Suite 201, Dexter. $125. 734-707-1186. firstname.lastname@example.org www.chelseabird.com/workshops [map]
Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. You will learn to get on and off the trapeze unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses. Strength makes it seamless! This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$15 for a single class
$150 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25-$150. 734-726-0353. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-1/ [map]
(Amy Browne, Tony Hale, Jeremy Kaplan, & Brian Wilson; 2013). Documentary a man dying of lympohoma, an Ann Arbor native, whose desire for an eco-friendly burial leads to the creation of a natural burial ground in North Carolina. Followed by a discussion with codirector Kaplan, Green Burial Council founder Joe Sehee, and local experts. Refreshments.
1 p.m., Michigan Theater. $10 (MTF members, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50) in advance at ticketweb.com & at the door. 668-TIME . [map]
Adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to check out the AADL collection of tools for making music, including MacPipes, Monotrons, Concertinas, and more.
1-4 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. in June. 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.
Solar System Live (Sat. 12:30 p.m.) is an exploration of the planets in our solar system (including dwarf planet Pluto), along with a short star talk to point out where the currently visible planets are found in the night sky.
Stars to Starfish (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.), is an animated show that compares the exploration of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.
Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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]
Every Sun. except Mar. 2. All invited to try this interactive, free-form dance style that involves a rolling point of contact between two or more people through which dancers give and share weight. It is somewhere between tango, modern dance, aikido, wrestling, gymnastics, and none of the above, and usually takes place without music. People do contact improv in any combination of genders, and there are no steps. No partner required; beginners welcome. Followed by discussion and socializing.
2-4 p.m., Phoenix Center, 200 S. Main (above Elmo's). $5-$10 sliding scale based on ability to pay. 604-4416. [map]
Come practice your precision bow shooting at Open Archery, courtesy of Ring of Steel. Beginners and experienced archers alike are invited to take advantage of a short indoor range compete with catch nets and foam targets. Recurve bows are available for rent. $5 includes 6 arrows for use, or bring your own. Recurve bows only, with a draw weight of 45 lbs or less.
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. $5. firstname.lastname@example.org http://a2ringstar.com [map]
Ozone House is rolling out the welcome mat to the entire community on Sunday, June 1st, 2-4 p.m. with a Backyard Birthday Bash to celebrate 45 years of helping thousands of youth lead safe, healthy and productive lives.
The festivities are free and open to the public and will feature food and fun for all ages. Highlights include a dunk tank, face painting, music, cotton candy, lemonade and more. "This is our way of saying thank you to our friends and neighbors for their unwavering support, and to welcome back all of the volunteers, staff and clients who have made Ozone House such a special place over the years," said Ozone House Development Director, Heather Steenrod.
Event sponsors include Zingerman's Roadhouse, Zingerman's Creamery, Mighty Good Coffee Roasting Co., and Go Ice Cream which will debut a new ice cream flavor created especially for Ozone House's anniversary.
Established in 1969, Ozone House is nationally recognized as a pioneer in the area of youth services.
Ozone House, 1705 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 734-662-2265. SDvorak@OzoneHouse.org www.OzoneHouse.org [map]
Mar. 8 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.): "Maple Sugar Festival." Following a screening of the film Maple Sugar Farmer, WNHA naturalists explains do-it-yourself maple syrup-making techniques and lead a short walk to show how to identify maple syrup trees and demonstrate tree-tapping techniques. Also a pancake breakfast with maple syrup ($6), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 31, 1700 Ridge Rd.
Mar. 16 (2-3 p.m.): "Michigan's Rattler." DNR wildlife biologist Kristin Bissell displays a live massasauga rattlesnake and discusses its biology, habitat, and behaviors.
Mar. 23 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Build Your Own Telescope." Local astronomy buff Meg Gower helps participants make their own telescope. Materials fee: $8.
Mar. 30 (2-3 p.m.): "Live from Australia." Representatives from the local Creature Conservancy display and discuss some of their collection of wild animals from Australia, including a kangaroo, a wallaby, and a kookaburra.
Apr. 6 (2-3 p.m.): "Life in a Beehive." Beekeeper Jane Levy presents a hands-on introduction to how bees work together to build a hive and make honey. Kids have a chance to wear a beekeeper's suit. Aimed at adults & youth age 6 & up.
Apr. 12 (8-9:30 p.m.): "Night of the Amphibians." WNHA naturalist Tom Hodgson discusses and displays live frogs, toads, and salamanders and leads a night walk to a nearby spring pond to look and listen for them. Bring a flashlight, dress for the weather, and be prepared to get your feet wet.
May 3 (10 a.m. and 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.): "Faerie House." All invited to design and construct a fairie or gnome home using a large array of natural materials. Kids must be accompanied by a parent. Space limited; preregistration required. $10.
May 11 (1:30-3 p.m.): "Incredible Edibles." WNHA wild foods expert Tom Jameson leads a 90-minute hike to learn about edible wild plants available locally and then prepares some wild food dishes (with recipes) to sample.
May 18 (2-3 p.m.): "Michigan Mammals." Howell Nature Center Wild Wonders Wildlife Park staff display and discuss the characteristics of several of its Michigan wild mammals.
June 1 (2-3:30 p.m.): "Rockhound Basics." Geologist Larry Bean leads rockhounds to a closed gravel pit to learn about rocks and minerals you can find there and what they reveal about ancient Michigan.
June 8 (2-3 p.m.): "Nature's Tank: The Turtle." WNHA naturalist Tom Hodgson shows some live turtles and discusses their biology and life cycles, and what to do when you encounter them in the wild.
Various times, Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot (except as noted), Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), Chelsea. $2 (families, $5) except as noted. The Maple Sugar Festival is free. Space limited; preregistration required. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.
May 21 & every Thurs.-Sat. through June 8. Paul Bianchi directs local actors in Russell Davis's drama about a young man in a state mental hospital who's gradually drawn back into life by a friend from his past. "Subtle and unsentimental…the play has a sensitive awareness of the renewable vitality within an interrupted relationship," says a New York Times review. Cast: Zach Damon, Megan Shiplett, and Susan Morris.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Mix Studio Theatre, 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $12 (seniors & students with ID, $10; $4 discount for dining at Haab's on the day of the show) in advance at emergentarts.com, and at the door. 985-0875. [map]
30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m., Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. (Kerrytown). Free. 769-3115. [map]
Led by WCPARC naturalist Faye Stoner.
2-4 p.m., Devine Preserve, north side of Liberty Rd., 1/2 mile west of Zeeb. 971-6337, ext. 334. [map]
An artistic discipline in its own right, aerial hammock is similar to aerial silks, except the fabric hangs in a loop creating a hammock-like apparatus. It provides new and experienced students alike with skills transferable to silks, trapeze, and lyra. Students in this class will learn a variety of dynamic and lyrical progressions while focusing on strength, fluidity, and choreography.
$150 for a seven week series
$25 for a single class
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25 - $150. 734-726-0353. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-hammock-1/ [map]
Postponed from May 4 to June 1. This local Jewish choir performs an eclectic program that includes excerpts from the classic Jerry Bock-Sheldon Harnick musical Fiddler on the Roof and Itzak Manger and Dov Seltzer Die Megille, a twist on the Purim story (narrated in English and sung in Yiddish) told from the view of a tailor. Also, songs by former chorus member Jane Pitt and favorite selections chosen by the chorus's soloists. Refreshments.
3 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free. 971-0990. [map]
Curator Pamela Reister discusses the current traveling exhibition of contemporary Native and First Nations art.
3-4 p.m., UMMA Taubman I Gallery, 525 S. State. Free; preregistration required via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 764-0395. [map]
Linda Jones directs this popular 70-member local amateur chorus in songs by Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, and Duke Ellington. Accompanists include pianist Ted Wyman, bassist Erin Zurbuchen, and drummer Andrew Dowell.
3 p.m., Forsythe Middle School Auditorium, 1655 Newport at Sunset. Free. 680-5351. [map]
The Lyra (also known as the aerial hoop, aerial ring or cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus, resembling a hula hoop. It is suspended from the ceiling and can be used static, spinning, or swinging. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Lyra. You will learn to get on and off the apparatus unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses. This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25-$150. 734-726-0353. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/lyra-1/ [map]
Carmen Cavallaro directs this 14-voice women's choir in sacred and secular works by composers born in 1464, 1514, 1564, and 1714. The program includes Robert Fayrfax's rarely performed Magnificat-a complex polyphonic motet interweaved with Gregorian chant-and Shakespeare song settings by Thomas Arne, Robert Johnson, and Thomas Morley, as well as works by Giovanni Animuccia, Gregor Aichinger, Gottfried Homilius, John Moreton, Claude Goudimal, and Hans Leo Hassler. Accompanists include viola da gambist Debra Lonergan, recorder player Beth Gilford, and chamber organist Anne Crawford.
4 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Tickets $15 (seniors, $12; students, $5). 662-0631.
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., outside at the U-M campus between Rackham and North Quad. Free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm. 717-1569.
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. email@example.com sun-moon-yoga.com [map]
Join us for a 1/2 hour of laughing for no reason except to your health. Laughter yoga uses exercises to simply laugh, stretch and breathe for positive well-being. Laughter circle plays off everyone attending so we need your joyous spirit. Set yourself in a positive happy state to conquer the week ahead. We'll laugh weekly from 7:00-7:30pm on Sunday nights at the Yellow Barn, 416 West Huron, Ann Arbor, MI. Suggested $5 donation to the Yellow Barn.
The Yellow Barn, 416 West Huron. Donation. 734-368-5237. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
This legendary bluesman's career spans more than half a century, from his beginnings as a Memphis DJ and his 1951 R&B hit "Three O'Clock Blues" to his induction into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He's a compelling, prolific lyricist and composer, a spine-tingling, deep-souled vocalist, and perhaps the most inventive and resourceful blues guitarist ever, with a meticulously articulated style that enables him to deploy his guitar-the equally legendary Lucille-as if a companion vocalist. Like the late Louis Armstrong, he enjoys an appeal that transcends musical categories--but to most Americans, indeed to most people around the world, he is the blues.
7:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $35 & $60 in advance at Ticketmaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets. To charge by phone, call (800) 745-3000. [map]
Headliner is Vienna Teng, a popular California-bred, Detroit-based pop-rock singer-songwriter known for the graceful melodies and evocatively insightful lyrics of songs that range from spare, melancholy piano ballads to lush, multilayered musical landscapes. With the local folk-rock singer-songwriter duo Annie & Rod Capps and blues and blues-rock singer-guitarist Laith Al-Saadi.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 & $75 (students with ID, $15) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) & at theark.org. and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Every Sun. All poets invited to compete in a poetry slam judged by a randomly chosen panel from the audience. The program begins with a brief poetry open mike and (usually) a short set by a featured poet.
8-11 p.m. (sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m.), Silvio's, 715 North University. $5 suggested donation. 985-0736. [map]
May 4, 18, & 25 and every Sun. in June. Performances by aspiring and experienced comics from former Tonight Show staff writer Challis's comedy dojo. Emcee is Mark Sweetman. Refreshments.
8 p.m., The Mix Studio Theater, 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. $5 suggested donation. emergentarts.com, 985-0875. [map]