Every Sat., Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 40-100 miles, on low-traffic roads in Washtenaw, Jackson, Livingston, and Ingham counties. Brunch stop.
9 a.m., meet in front of Zou Zou's, 101 N. Main at Middle, Chelsea. Free. 645-1205, 645-5696, 478-0424, 646-1507, 678-8297. [map]
Triathletes compete in an Olympic-distance triathlon for the chance to go to the USA Triathlon National Championship. Also, an aquabike competition that includes a 1500-meter swim and a 40-km bike ride.
7:30 a.m., Portage Lake Beach, List Rd. at Seymour Rd., west off Mount Hope Rd. north from I-94 exit 150, Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. $135 (USAT members, $97). $10 annual park pass required. 531-8747.
Every Sat. Beginner-friendly slow-paced (22 miles) and moderate/fast-paced (30-100 miles) round-trip rides to Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond, with stops at the Dexter Bakery or Zou Zou's and Pierce's in Chelsea. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
9 a.m. (Apr., May, Sept., & Oct.), 8 a.m. (June-Aug.), & 10 a.m. (Nov.), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St.. Free. 8 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 996-9461 (June 7), 665-3961 (June 14), 994-6340 (June 21), 426-4989 (June 28), 663-5060 (July 5), 274-6350 (July 19), 546-1047 (July 26). 649-9762. 649-9762. [map]
Run, walk or stroll the beautiful 3.1 mile or 6.2 mile flat, fast and accurate courses through neighborhood streets and the natural beauty of the Lower Rouge Trail … dressed as the Statue of Liberty! Seriously!
Liberty Run Entry includes a 3 piece Statue of Liberty costume!! (A $40 value!)
A portion of your entry fee will help fund recreation and trail improvement in Canton Township!
Heritage Park, 46202 Heritage Park Rd, Canton. $19 - $34 early registration. 734-929-9027. email@example.com http://cantonlibertyrun.com/ [map]
Every Sat., May-Oct. Live entertainment June-Sept., along with kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month, and , and occasional food demos and market basket giveaway. Also, every Wed. The Bushel Basket Market: The Farmers Market at the Chelsea Community Hospital (2:30-6 p.m., CCH overflow parking area adjacent to the U-M Family Practice building, near the South Campus Entrance off Old US-12), which focuses on healthy produce from local farmers.
June 7: Hum & Strum. Chelsea pop-folk trio. Also, "Connect with More Vegetable Varieties," a cooking demo with taste tests, kids recipes, and pottery painting.
June 14: Keith Parmentier. Local singer-songwriter known for his folk- and country-style ballads.
June 21: Bill Personke. Chelsea guitarist who plays acoustic, folk, and rock 'n' roll.
June 28: Bob Skon. Local folk-rock singer-songwriter known for his wry songs about love and loss.
July 5: Ed Sugar. Veteran local R&B and blues saxophonist.
July 12: Dave Boutette. Veteran Ann Arbor American roots music singer-songwriter.
July 19: Bliss. The local trio of singer-songwriter Laura Massaro, guitarist Craig Brann, and percussionist Don Allen performs an eclectic mix of pop, folk, and world music, including originals, covers, and improvisations.
July 26: John Latini. Acoustic rock-based originals by this popular veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter, winner of the 2008 Detroit Blues Challenge. Also, "Eat Better Basics: Fruit Reboot," a cooking demo with diabetic-friendly summer fruit recipes, tips for low-sugar lifestyles, and blood sugar testing.
Aug. 2: Hum & Strum. Chelsea pop-folk trio.
Aug. 9: Brad Stect. Acoustic pop covers by this Chelsea singer-guitarist.
Aug. 16: Dorkestra. Local folk-rock swing quintet whose music blends jazz, African, Middle Eastern, funk, and pop influences.
Aug. 23: Keith Parmentier. Local singer-songwriter known for his folk- and country-style ballads. Also, "Eat Better Basics: Healthy Heart," a cooking demo with samples of foods that promote heart health and blood pressure testing.
Aug. 30: Bliss. The local trio of singer-songwriter Laura Massaro, guitarist Craig Brann, and percussionist Don Allen performs an eclectic mix of pop, folk, and world music, including originals, covers, and improvisations.
Sept. 6: John Latini. Acoustic rock-based originals by this popular veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter, winner of the 2008 Detroit Blues Challenge.
Sept. 13: Bob Skon. Local folk-rock singer-songwriter known for his wry songs about love and loss.
Sept. 20: Dave Boutette. Veteran Ann Arbor American roots music singer-songwriter.
Sept. 27: Dorkestra. Local folk-rock swing quintet whose music blends jazz, African, Middle Eastern, funk, and pop influences.
Oct. 4: "Eat better Basics: Healing Foods," a cooking demo with samples of antioxidants and other healing foods and info on eating healthy to prevent cancer.
8 a.m.-noon, Chelsea Farmers Market, Palmer Auto lot (across from the police station), Main St., Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402.
June 14 & 15. Show and sale of antiques and vintage items in various styles, including Americana, art deco, mission, mid-century modern, industrial, shabby chic, continental, and more. Deliveries available. Concessions. The June theme is "Garden Love."
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $6 (children age 12 & under accompanied by an adult, free; dads, free with a paid admission). firstname.lastname@example.org, (937) 875-0808. [map]
Beginning and intermediate youth solo skaters perform simple routines in a fun competition.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ann Arbor Ice Cube, 2121 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 213-6768. [map]
Every Sat. Teens ages 14-18 invited for a 20-mile ride to Dexter and back. Also, a mountain bike ride of 1-2 hours on dirt roads. Riders age 15 & under must be accompanied by a parent. All riders need a parent to sign a waiver at the first ride and wear a helmet. Bring a water bottle.
9 a.m., Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport. Free. Preregistration required via email to email@example.com. aavc.org. [map]
June 14 & 21. All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Youth ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Arb Reader Center (June 14), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (June 21), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email. firstname.lastname@example.org, 647-8528. [map]
The Scrap BoxOur Annual Warehouse sale is scheduled for
Saturday, June 14 from 9am to 2pm at our Ann Arbor warehouse.
There you will find things that:
• we have discovered
• that have not been out before.
• that we have overstock.
• that have been repriced down to sell out.
Please pass the word!
The sale is Open to the Public!
the Scrap Box, 581 State Circle. Free. 734-994-0012. scrapbox.org [map]
A chance to visit 6 unusual and varied private gardens that feature small-space gardening, rain gardens, lush shade gardens, waterfalls, ponds, and more. Also a tour of the public garden at Arbor Hospice.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., all private gardens on or near Devonshire Rd. (off Washtenaw 1 mi. north of Stadium). Tickets & maps $15 in advance at annarborfarmandgarden.org as well as Downtown Home & Garden, Nicola's Books, Dixboro General Store, and U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens. annarborfarmandgarden.org.
An informal monthly discussion group for adults with ADHD. This is a peer format group led by Mike Fedel and sponsored by the Ann Arbor Adult ADHD Group. Find the group on Meetup for more information.
Espresso Royale South Main, 2264 South Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. email@example.com http://www.meetup.com/AnnArbor-ADHD-ADD-Support/events/180889602/ [map]
One of Ann Arbor's favorite early-summer traditions; the Ann Arbor Garden Walk is presented by the Ann Arbor Branch of the Woman's National Farm & Garden Association.
This year's Walk features 7 private gardens with something for everyone-small space gardening, rain gardens, lush shade gardens, water features and more.
100% of proceeds from the Garden Walk benefit local organizations and projects related to horticulture, education agriculture and the environment.
Ann Arbor, Devonshire Rd. $15 in advance or at gate. 734-253-2675. firstname.lastname@example.org annarborfarmandgarden.org
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The Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden is the largest collection of heirloom herbaceous peonies in North America, with thousands of blooms in shades of white, pink, and red. Free admission. Note: Peony bloom season is weather dependent. Please visit our dedicated peony website for regular bloom updates: mbgna.umich.edu/peony.
university of Michigan Nichols Arboretum, 1610 Washington Hts. Free. 734-647-7600. http://mbgna.umich.edu/peony/ [map]
Realities of Parenthood - Ann Arbor - June 14
Becoming a parent is a wonderful, exciting, and beautiful thing! The reality is that having a baby is also stressful, confusing, and exhausting. A baby changes everything! Learn how to keep your relationship strong, how to take care of yourself, handle the stress that a baby brings, how to build support, and much more. Class meets 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 14 at the Domino's Farm, Lobby H (Family Medicine), 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive. Cost is $15 per person. For more information call 734-647-5645 or toll free at 1-800-433-6348. Registration is required: http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/events.html
Domino's Farm, Lobby H (Family Medicine),, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive. $15.. 734/647-5645. email@example.com http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/ [map]
Jesse Raudenbush, of Starr Valley Farm and third generation vermiculturist, will teach a class on the science of vermiculture, how to start and maintain a worm composting bin, and the benefits of worm castings in your garden. Students will make their own starter worm bin, create and add bedding, and finally add 1,000 Red Wiggler composting worms. All materials provided at time of class. Completed starter systems and worms go home with you and a set of notes on how to care for your worms!
The fee for this class is $30. Please visit Eventbrite to register.
Leslie Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. $30. firstname.lastname@example.org http://projectgrowgardens.org/classes-events/classes [map]
Matt Banks shows how to cook beef brisket and pork shoulder on a Big Green Egg smoker and offers taste samples. Q&A.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., DH&G, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]
Local early childhood educator Gari Stein, director of Music for Little Folks, presents a program of music and movement for infants through 5-year-olds.
10-10:40 a.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
All invited to make a streamer from surplus strips of hot air balloon fabric. Followed by guided tours of the city's recycling and trash disposal center; close-toed shoes and long pants required for the tour.
10 & 11:30 a.m., Materials Recovery Facility, 4120 Platt Rd. Free. Preregistration required for groups of 5 or more. 369-9272. [map]
Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]
Every Tues. & Sat. All preschoolers, accompanied by an adult, invited for stories. Followed by a science activity.
9-10 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $11 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
Peachy Fitness is opening a brand new studio on S. Huron Parkway in Ann Arbor. Come check us out and enjoy FREE Kids Zumba, Yoga & Dance demos on June 14th from 10:30am to 12:30pm!!!
Peachy Fitness, 2385 S. Huron Parkway. Free. 734-681-0477. Zaini@PeachyFitness.com www.PeachyFitness.com [map]
June 7, 14, & 28. WCPARC naturalists lead nature programs for kids ages 7-12, including "Nature Hiking & Safety" (June 7, Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, north off North Territorial), "Monarchs and Milkweeds" (June 14; County Farm Park, Platt Rd. entrance), and "Birds & Birdwatching" (June 28; Independence Lake County Park, see above).
10:30 a.m.-noon, various locations. Free; preregistration required. $5 vehicle entry fee at Independence Lake. 971-6337, ext. 334.
Every Tues. & Sat. An experienced storyteller spins yarns for preschoolers (Tues.) and kids age 7 & under (Sat.). The Tues. storytime includes a craft activity.
10 a.m. (Tues.) & 11 a.m. (Sat.), Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. except July 5 & 6. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demo exploring how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Exhibit Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
Annual City of Ann Arbor Safety Services Open House
Visit the police and fire department personnel and equipment. Firetrucks and police cars for the public to touch and see all their equipment. See vehicle extraction & smoke house demos, SWAT display, police motorcycles and police dogs, Safety town, Free hotdogs, popcorn and coloring books. Washtenaw County CERT team and emergency services display and available to answer questions.
11am - 2pm
www.a2gov.org/police for details
5th Ave between Hunon and Ann. Free. email@example.com
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]
Every Mon., Wed., Thurs. except Sept. 1.All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge, and (beginning in Sept.) ACBL-sanctioned Swiss team bridge (Sat.). Bring a partner; if you lack the full 4-person complement needed for Swiss team bridge, the center will supply a pair to play with you. Refreshments during the week, buffet lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Sat.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Burns Park Elementary School (Aug.), 1414 Wells, & Senior Center (Sept.), 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs. 794-6250. [map]
Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $5 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]
All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snascks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.
May 3: 16th Annual Garlic Mustard Weed-Out Day, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., in several parks, including Argo Nature Area (meet at Argo Canoe Livery, 1055 Longshore), Bird Hills Nature Area (meet at the Bird Rd. entrance), Cedar Bend (meet at the Island Park parking lot, Island Dr., off Maiden Ln.), Hannah Nature Area (meet at the end of Bath St., west of Seventh between Huron and Miller), Huron Parkway Nature Area (meet in front of 3470 Woodland off E. Huron River Dr.), Miller Nature Area (meet at the Arborview entrance just east of Wildwood), & Leslie Woods (meet at the entrance at the end of Upland north off Plymouth).
May 10: Barton Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the Barton Dam parking lot, Huron River Dr. from Bird Rd. via Newport Rd.) to help remove spotted knapweed, bittercress and other invasive species, or Greenview Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, across from Barnard Rd. on Greenview Rd. off Scio Church Rd. west of S. Seventh St.) to remove invasive shrubs and spread woodchips on the trails, and Black Pond Woods (1-4 p.m., meet in the Leslie Science Center parking lot, 1831 Traver Rd.) to help remove invasive shrubs.
May 17: Furstenberg Nature Area Native Plant Garden (noon-3 p.m., meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School) to join master gardener Aunita Erskine for her annual spring cleanup and botanical walk.
May 18: Bluffs Nature Area (noon-3 p.m., meet in front of 220 Sunset) to remove garlic mustard, dame's rocket, and other spring invasives.
June 7: "National Trails Day." Help maintain trails at Mary Beth Doyle Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the end of Verle Rd. off Platt south of Packard), Argo Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot north of the Argo Canoe Livery off Longshore Dr.), Oakwoods Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance off Dunwoodie off Kilburn Park Cir. from Green Rd. east of Nixon Rd.), and Marshall Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the parking lot on Dixboro just north of Plymouth).
June 14: Furstenberg Nature Area Native Plant Garden (noon-3 p.m., meet in the parking lot off Fuller across from Huron High) to help weed it. Also, the park steward, master gardener Aunita Erskine, talks about the native plants, including many prairie plants, it contains.
June 22: Sunset Brooks Nature Area (1-4 p.m., Sunset Rd. at the end of Brooks St.) to remove buckthorn, honeysuckle, and other invasive plants.
July 12: Barton Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the Barton Dam parking lot, Huron River Dr. from Bird Rd. via Newport Rd.) to help remove spotted knapweed, bittercress, and other invasive species, or Kuebler Langford Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the Beechwood entrance off Sunset just north of M-14) to remove invasive plants such as bittercress, dame's rocket, and spotted knapweed.
July 26: Mary Beth Doyle Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the end of Verle Rd. off Platt south of Packard) to help remove bittercress, Canada thistle, and other invasives.
July 27: Furstenberg Nature Area Native Plant Garden (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off Fuller across from Huron High) to help remove invasive plants.
Aug. 9: Furstenberg Nature Area Native Plant Garden (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off Fuller across from Huron High) to help weed it and learn about the native plants it contains from the park steward, master gardener Aunita Erskine, or Barton Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Barton Dam parking lot, Huron River Dr. from Bird Rd. via Newport Rd.) to help remove knapweed, bittercress, and other invasive plant species.
Aug. 17: Miller Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Arborview, just east of Wildwood off Miller) to help clear the trails and spread woodchips. Bring a plastic sled to help with the woodchip hauling.
Aug. 23: Stapp Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the AADL Traverwood Branch parking lot, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.) to help remove invasive plants.
Various times & locations. Free. 996-3266.
Celebration of the anniversary of the first reading in Texas of the Emancipation Proclamation, on June 19, 1865--more than 2 years after it was signed by President Lincoln. The family-oriented program includes performances by local musicians and other entertainers.
Noon-5 p.m., Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. A2naacp.org, 761-9084. [map]
This 2-year-old club plays baseball using 1860s-era rules against similar teams from around the state.
June 8 (2 p.m., Gordon Hall, Dexter-Pinckney Rd. at Island Lake Rd.): Chelsea Monitors. This game is part of Civil War Days (see listing).
June 14 (1 p.m.): Detroit Early Risers.
June 29 (1 p.m.): Flint Lumber City.
July 6 (2 p.m.): Bay City Independents.
July 20 (1 p.m.): TBA.
Aug. 9 (1 p.m.): Royal Oak Wahoos. This game is part of Dexter Daze (see listing).
Aug. 31 (2 p.m.): Northville Eclipse.
Sept. 7 (1 p.m.): Royal Oak Wahoos.
Sept. 27 (2 p.m., Webster Community Hall, corner of Farrell & Webster Church rds.): Chelsea Monitors. This game is part of Webster Fall Festival (see listing).
Various times, St. Joseph Catholic Church (except as noted), 6805 Mast at North Territorial, Dexter. Free. Facebook.com/unionbbc. [map]
All kids in grades K-5 invited to make a Father's Day card. Supplies provided.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]
Some of the contributors to the Ann Arbor-based Midwestern Gothic literary journal read their poems and stories.
2-3 p.m., AADL 4th-floor meeting room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
A family-oriented afternoon of special activities. including a jello pool, piņata, watermelon eating contest, and more
2-4 p.m., Buhr Park Pool, 2751 Packard Rd. $5 (youths age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & older, $4). 794-6234. [map]
A Common Language staffer reads Harvey Fierstein's book about a duckling who would rather paint pictures and decorate cookies than play baseball. Lemonade and cookies, a coloring activity, and an LGBT pride craft.
2 p.m., Common Language, 317 Braun Ct. Free. 663-0036. [map]
June 13, 14, & 20-22. This polished local opera company performs Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved 1959 musical about a sprightly tyro nun who becomes a governess to a widowed navy captain's seven children. When the captain's pro-Nazi fiancee tries to oust her, the ensuing spat bears unexpected results. Highlights of the popular score include "So Long, Farewell," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "My Favorite Things," and the poignant "Edelweiss."
7 p.m. (June 13, 14, & 20) & 2 p.m. (June 14, 21 & 22), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $22-$40 (seniors, $15; kids, $10) in advance at muto.umich.edu & by phone. 763-TKTS. [map]
Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]
Every Wed.-Sun. (except June 26), June 12-Aug. 30. Michelle Mountain directs professional actors in Tony-winning playwright Joe DiPietro's heartwarming 2008 comedy about an opera-loving widower named Ralph who falls for a woman at a dog park and pursues her in spite of her reluctance to start a relationship. As Ralph's romance blossoms, his acerbic sister (and roommate) gets in the way. Cast: Andrew Buckshaw, Ryan Dooley, Franette Liebow, Priscilla Lindsay, and Will Young. Note: The July 11 & Aug. 8 performances include a talkback.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. June 12-19 preview tickets: $22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Sat. & Sun. matinees & Fri. eve.), & 28 (Sat. eve.). After June 19: Tickets $18.50 (July 11 & Aug. 8 only), $27 (Wed. & Thurs.), $37 (Sat. & Sun. matinees & Fri. eve.), & $42 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
All adults & teens in grade 6 & up invited to play this game in which players create their own space program for Kerbin, a fictitious planet with a moon named Mun. Prizes.
3-5 p.m., AADL training center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. Arrive early; space limited. 327-8301. [map]
When was the last time you went bowling? Remember how much fun it was? Our event includes 2 hours of bowling plus shoes. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and food is available for purchase. If you have young children you will appreciate the availability of bumpers and ramps so even preschoolers can have fun participating! Adults pay $20, kids 11 to 18 pay $10, 2 to 10 year olds pay $5. If you or your friends have babies or toddlers who aren't bowling, they may enter free of charge.
Please register by filling out the form found on our website or pick one up from our main offices at the Preschool & Family Center (2775 Boardwalk Dr) and return it to us with your payment - cash or check only please. We need your form by Friday, May 30 so we know how many lanes to reserve. Share with friends and sign them all up with you for a great afternoon of fun!
All proceeds benefit First Steps-Ann Arbor, a Division of Rec&Ed, AAPS. This event is organized by the new First Steps-Ann Arbor PTO.
Colonial Lanes, 1950 S. Industrial Hwy,. $20 donation. 734-994-4949. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us/firststeps.home/upcoming_events [map]
Produce Station wine director Jorge Lopez-Chavez leads tastings of 5 small-production wines paired with 5 goat cheeses made by the local White Lotus Farms Creamery.
4-6 p.m., White Lotus Farms, 7217 W. Liberty. Tickets $20 in advance at http://ow.ly/wLrNm & the Produce Station (1629 S. State). 663-7848. [map]
(Carl Deal & Tia Lessin). Documentary about the billionaires who played a large role behind the scenes in the rise of the Tea Party movement.
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, michtheater.org. [map]
(Fred Schepisi, 2013). Rom-com about a flamboyant English teacher and a stoic art teacher whose rivalry at an upscale prep school culminates in a competition decided by the students. Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche.
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, michtheater.org. [map]
Every Tues.-Sun., June 13-July 6. A beloved summer tradition continues this year on Ingalls Mall and features live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies and at 11 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) by dancing to DJs. Also, a KidZone activity tent and other activities TBA. Food concessions from area restaurants. Tonight: Third Coast Kings (9:30 p.m.), a local 8-piece band that plays deep horn-driven retro funk. Opening acts are Plymouth pop-folk singer-songwriter Kylee Phillips (5 p.m.), Howell singer-songwriter Mike Vial (6 p.m.), the local Django Reinhardt-style acoustic swing group the Joe Summers Gypsy Jazz Trio (7 p.m.), and the Ypsilanti self-styled "upbeat global soul" electronica-jazz band October Babies (8 p.m.). The musicians are followed at 11 p.m. by dancing to music spun by DJ Nick Ayers (age 21 & over only).
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. 994-5999.
Every Thurs-Sun., June 5-22. U-M Residential College drama lecturer Kate Mendeloff directs students and local actors in an alfresco production of Shakespeare's pastoral comedy centered on a noblewoman who must disguise herself as a man in order to win the world's respect. Set in the Forest of Arden, where a duke and his court are living in exile, the play features deft counterpointing of multiple plots, a swirl of romances, an extravagance of wit, and a canny assault upon the various socially sanctioned ways in which people inflict themselves upon one another. The action moves from spot to spot within the Arb, and director Mendeloff takes special care to make the shifting environments an active force in the performance. Bring a blanket or portable chair to sit on; dress for the weather. Note: Space limited; come early. Tickets go on sale at 5:30 p.m., but the line for tickets starts forming at 4:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m., meet at the Peony Garden entrance at 1610 Washington Heights. $20 (students with ID & youth age 17 & under, $10; seniors age 62 & older, $17; Friends of Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, $15; kids under age 5, free) at the gate only. Limited number of golf carts available; first come, first served. 647-7600.
Dancing to recorded music. No partner needed; beginners welcome. The program begins with a lesson.
7-10 p.m., the barn at Gretchen's House V, 2625 Traver. $5 (students, $3). 709-8748. [map]
June 6-8 & 13-15. EMU drama professor Ken Stevens directs EMU drama students in A.R. Gurney's witty, endearing comedy about a couple whose 22-year-old marriage is in the doldrums when they adopt a stray dog that becomes the battleground for the tensions in their relationship. For audiences age 13 & up.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Sponberg Theater, Ford St. (off Lowell at Jarvis), Ypsilanti. Tickets $15 (seniors age 60 & older, $12) in advance at the Convocation Center, the Student Center ticket office, the Quirk box office, and emutix.com; and at the door. 487-1221.
All invited to enjoy this monthly family-oriented campfire in one of the largest conservancy-owned nature preserves in southeast Michigan. Bring campfire refreshments, blankets, and chairs; firewood appreciated. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Various evening times, LeFurge Woods, 2252 N. Prospect Rd. ( 1/2 mile north of Geddes), Superior Twp. Free; donations accepted. 484-6565. [map]
Chelsea-based acoustic roots music quartet led by singer-songwriter Andrew Sigworth. With guitarist Nick Raffaele, drummer and banjoist Brian Williams, and bassist Ozzie Andrews.
8 p.m., Mangiamo, 107 W. Michigan Ave, Saline. $10 by reservation and at the door. Preferred seating for dinner customers. 429-0060. [map]
This talented Norwegian saxophonist and opera singer is known for his multiphonic improvisations layering intricate, looped melodies with percussive effects and his rich tenor vocals. Kornstad "manages to turn his improvisations into small symphonies, arresting in their structure and deep emotional impact," writes an All About Jazz reviewer.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
This talented Norwegian saxophonist and opera singer is known for his rich tenor vocals as well as his improvisations that layer intricate, looped melodies with percussive effects. Kornstad "manages to turn his improvisations into small symphonies, arresting in their structure and deep emotional impact," writes an All About Jazz reviewer.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
Known for his powerful, intense singing and his virtuosity on 6-string and 12-string guitars, White sings in a more modern style than his famous folksinger father. His blues, gospel, and folk repertoire includes many of his father's best-known songs as well as several upbeat, inspirational originals.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
June 13 & 14. (Note new location.) The creator and host of the Emmy-nominated Chicago PBS show The Chicago Stand-Up Project, McGann is known for his engaging, quick-witted autobiographical storytelling. 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]
Alexander Riegel, the founder of the spiritual community Return to the Mystic (Farmington Hills) and of the online Mystic Poet Circle, reads mystic poetry with musical accompaniment by the jazz-classical fusion duo of Emmon Scott and Bill Russell.
8-10 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $8 ($15 for 2). 327-0270. [map]
This legendary Detroit-born comedian reprises some of her classic wacky characters, updated for the times, along with new pieces. Tomlin is best known for creating such screwball characters as telephone operator ("One ringy-dingy") Ernestine, 6-year-old spitfire brat Edith Ann, and Mrs. Judith Beasley, the all-American housewife, and for using her characters as vehicles for sly social commentary. Tonight's show also includes a screening of some historic video footage as well as a Q&A.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $35-$55 in advance at tickets.a2sf.org, the Michigan League Ticket Office, & by phone. 764-2538. [map]
June 12-15 & 18-21. Liz Greaves-Hoxsie directs local actors in Noël Coward's charming, witty comedy, set in the late 1920s, about 2 best friends who consecutively had an affair with the same man prior to getting married to their respective husbands. The action takes place over a weekend in which the lover-a dashing Frenchman-comes back to town while the 2 women's husbands are away on a golf trip. Stars Lisa Coveney, Liam Weeks, Walburga Zahn, Nathan Corliss, Heather Glidden, and Steven White.
8 p.m. (except June 15 & 18, 2 p.m.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (students & seniors, $12; Thurs., pay what you can) in advance at showtix4u.com and by phone, and at the door. 483-7345. [map]
June 12-15 and 19-21. Trevor Maher directs local actors in Ted Hughes' translation of Jean Racine's severe 17th-century tragedy based on the Greek myth. The dying queen Phaedra falls in love with her stepson Hippolytus, who in turn is enamored of the forbidden beauty Aricia.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Carriage House Theatre, 541 Third St. $10 suggested donation. 546-6441, email@example.com. [map]
(Kat Chandler, 2014). Heartbreaking drama about a motocross-obsessed teen whose antics contribute to Child Protective Services taking his brother away to live with an aunt. Juliette Lewis.
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]