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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, June 18, 2014






 
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 7:20 a.m. 

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium: University of Michigan's Zell Lurie Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies.

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MGCS is a premier event where leading U.S. venture
capitalists and angel investors meet the 'Best of the Midwest' in emerging, high-growth start-ups. As one of the longest running programs of its kind, the decades-old symposium is expected to bring together more than 450 attendees including top investors from across the country, executives of early stage and emerging growth companies seeking $1-20 million in funding, and related stakeholders.
Marriot Resort in Ypsilanti, 1275 S Huron St, Ypsilanti. $395. mnickson@umich.edu http://michigan-gcs.com/ [map]

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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980.

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 9 a.m.-noon 

Fairy Frolic Day Camp: Studio 3 Performing Arts Center.

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Fairy Frolic Day Camp(ages 3-6)
6/16-6/20 9am-12pm each day
Does your little one love to imagine, dance and play? Then it sounds like she is ready to enroll in Fairy Frolic School for Fairies! Little fairies-in-training will spend their day dancing and playing in our magical "forest", creating their own wings and wands, using their "magic" to grow their own beautiful flower to take home and much more! Each day is filled with fun and magic that you won't want to miss! At the end of the week, each new Fairy will receive her own official set of wings and wand to take home after presenting parents with our Fabulous Fairy Finale!
Studio 3 Performing Arts Center, 7200 Dan Hoey Rd. Ste G, Dexter. $145. 734-424-9705. info@studio3pac.com studio3pac.com [map]

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 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Super Stars Day Camp: Studio 3 Performing Arts Center.

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Day Camp: 6/16-6/20 9am-3pm each day
"Superstars" (ages 7 and up)
If your child dreams of the spotlight, then Superstar Day Camp is the perfect place for them to shine! Participants will spend the day learning about all aspects of the stage with various dance, music and theater instruction, including improv, costumes, special effects make-up and more! Classes lead up to our final theater performance on Friday! **Production will depend on number of kids enrolled.
Studio 3 Performing Arts Center, 7200 Dan Hoey Rd. Ste G, Dexter. $225. 734-424-9705. info@studio3pac.com studio3pac.com [map]

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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
10 a.m. (Apr., Oct., & Nov.), 9 a.m. (May, June & Sept.), & 8 a.m. (July & Aug.) Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.

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 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Backyard Beauties: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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All kids, accompanied by a parent, invited to learn about insect pollinators you might find in your back yard.
10 a.m.-noon, Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. $5; metered parking. Preregistration recommended. 647-7600. [map]

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 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Business Networking: Power Through Networking.

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Power Through Networking: Ann Arbor Abundance Group
Power Through Networking invites you to free business networking every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Sports Bar Westside in Ann Arbor. You will build relationships and friendships that will grow your business. We are unique, totally positive, and will help you and your business get to the next level! Our Mission is to help people get the contacts they need to advance their business and achieve their dreams, and to create a cooperative and abundance based business world.
We welcome everyone and do not restrict the number of seats per profession or business.
The Sports Bar Westside, 5510 Jackson Road 48103. Free. 734.646.4419. larnedp@gmail.com www.Facebook.com/PowerThroughNetworking [map]

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 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. 

LA2M: The 3 Ps of Social Media Management - New Date: LA2M - Marketing Education.

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Attendees of this event will learn the 3 key components for executing authentic and engaging social media communications.

Sola Obayan is an Online Marketing Specialist with 13+ years of experience in her field.

As Principal Consultant at BTO Solutions, she helps growing brands build powerful online presences. She is also the President and Executive Director of the Social Media Association of Michigan, a coalition of social media professionals whose mission is to promote social media as an impactful communication vehicle through state-wide education, adoption of social platforms and dissemination of successful social media solutions in public and private sectors.

Sola currently serves on the Steering Committee for LiveWorkDetroit! and the Advisory Board of the PeopleMovers.com.

Her passion lies in creating solutions for business and social challenges.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. info@la2m.org la2m.org [map]

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 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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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]

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 Noon-3 p.m. 

Dance Team Prep Day Camp: Studio 3 Performing Arts Center.

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One Week Day Camp: 6/16-6/20 12-3pm each day
Go Dexter! Dance and pom are the theme of the week! Your student will learn what it takes to be on a real dance team! Have fun learning new dance moves, pom and tumbling, as well as tips and tricks about how to give the best audition possible! At the end of the week, all participants will demonstrate their new moves with a short performance and will get to take home their own set of Dexter pom pons!
Studio 3 Performing Arts Center, 7200 Dan Hoey Rd. Ste G, Dexter. $145. 734-424-9705. info@studio3pac.com studio3pac.com [map]

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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]

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 1 p.m. 

Decorative Flower Pot Painting Class: VEO Art Studio.

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In this class we will decoratively paint flower pots to make them look like marble, terra cotta or stone. You will also learn techniques to make a flower pot look like an antique, at a fraction of the cost. This is a good way to recycle old plastic or terra cotta pots to make them look amazing! All materials and tools will be provided. Instructor: Kenine Comstock
VEO Art Studio, 114 North Main Street, Suite 8, Chelsea. $35. 734-417-6326. info@veoartstudio.com www.register.veoartstudio.com [map]

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 2 p.m. 

"Fallen Angels": PTD Productions.

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June 12-15 & 18-21. Liz Greaves-Hoxsie directs local actors in NoŽl 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]

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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"How to Train Your Dragon": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for kids in grades K-5 in conjunction with the release of the movie How to Train Your Dragon 2.
2-3 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]

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 3 & 8 p.m. 

"The Last Romance": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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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]

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 4 p.m. 

"Eating with the Chef": Literati Bookstore/Vellum Restaurant.

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Vellum proprietor Peter Roumanis leads a "family meal," the daily meal chefs take with their staff before restaurant patrons arrive. In celebration of Eating with the Chefs, Per-Anders Jörgensen's book about those communal staff meals that are a tradition at high-end restaurants. Note: tickets available by purchasing the book ($59.95 plus tax) at Literati (one meal ticket included with book purchase; additional guest meal ticket cost TBA).
4 p.m., Vellum Restaurant, 209 S. Main. See above for ticket info; reservations required. 585-5567. [map]

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 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Scrabble Club.

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Every Wed. (except Dec. 24 & 31), and Dec. 23 & 30. Word freaks of all abilities invited to drop in to play this popular word game, using an updated word list. Bring your own set, if you like. Note: On Nov. 5, the club celebrates its 10th anniversary with special prizes. Former regulars encouraged to return for the occasion.
5-8 p.m., Arbor Brewing, 114 E. Washington. Free. 994-0084, 277-7748. [map]

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 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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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: Madcat Midnight Blues Journey (8:30 p.m.), a quartet of local blues, folk, and jazz veterans led by harmonica wizard and multi-instrumentalist Peter "Madcat" Ruth. With guitar and dobro virtuoso Drew Howard, bassist-vocalist Mark Schrock, and percussionist Mike Shimmin. Opening acts are local country singer-songwriter Bill Edwards (5 p.m.), local singer-songwriter and guitarist Bob Skon (6 p.m.), and the Manchester Cajun and Creole quintet Creole Du Nord (7 p.m.). Also, a performance by Spontaneous Art (6 p.m., south end of Ingalls Mall), the local street art group-self-described "urban intervention specialists"-whose interactive works range from talking flowers that tell surrealist stories to game-playing alien robots. The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by a screening of Hitchcock's classic 1959 thriller North by Northwest.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. 994-5999.

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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bike & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. 20-mile ride, at various paces, through Milan to the area around Britton-Macon.
5:30 p.m., meet at Saline municipal parking lot, Ann Arbor Rd. south of US-12, Saline. Free. 747-1862.

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 6 p.m. sharp  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 37th year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
6 p.m. (May-July) & 5:30 p.m. (Apr. & Aug.-Oct.) sharp, meet at at Paladin (formerly Sweepster) parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]

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 6 p.m. 

Baby Care Basics - Ann Arbor - June 18: MHealthy.

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Baby Care Basics - Ann Arbor - June 18
This class, offered by the U-M Health System's MHealthy Health Education Resource Center, is designed to give you a complete head-to-toe look at how to care for your newborn. Topics include bathing, diapering, safety, and much more. We recommend taking this class at the beginning of your third trimester. Class meets 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 18 at the East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatric Center; 4260 Plymouth Rd. Cost is $15 per person. For more information call 734-647-5645 or toll free at 1-800-433-6348. Registration is required at: http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/events.html
East Ann Arbor Health Center, 4260 Plymouth Road. $15. 734-647-5645. herc1@umich.edu http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/ [map]

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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Mobile Development : A Whirlwind Tour: Girl Develop It - Ann Arbor.

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Interested in mobile development but not sure where to begin? Then this is the talk for you. There are a wide range of options available to developers today including mobile websites, native apps, web apps or hybrid apps.
This talk will attempt to provide an unbiased overview of the major mobile platforms and technologies. The talk will cover the basics of developing native apps for the iOS, Android and Windows platforms. In addition, an overview of some of the major cross-platform tools and frameworks including Appcelerator Titanium, Cordova PhoneGap and Xamarin Mono will be provided. The talk will also briefly address the concept of Responsive Web Design as it applies to mobile website and web apps.
The talk is targeted at anyone who is interested in the underlying technologies powering the various options.
Food and drinks will be provided, courtesy of our gracious sponsor, Stout Systems.
THE SPEAKER:
Priya Rajagopal
Ann Arbor Spark, 330 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. annarbor@girldevelopit.com http://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Ann-Arbor/ [map]

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 6:30 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor West Group Run": Running Fit.

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Every Wed. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain/snow or shine.
6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 5700 Jackson. Free. 929-9022. [map]

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 6:45 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Words and Pictures": Michigan Theater.

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(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]

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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Drummunity Circle".

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Lori Fithian, a local drummer and drum teacher, leads a drum circle. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Kids welcome. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by a brief drum lesson.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main. Free. 426-7818. [map]

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 7 p.m. 

"Science on Screen": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Film screenings followed by talks by U-M science professors and area scientists.

Jan. 8: The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum, 2014). Biopic about Alan Turing, the English mathematician who helped crack the Enigma code during WWII. Followed by a talk by U-M electrical engineering & computer science professor Kevin Compton.

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7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50) in advance at ticketweb.com and at the door. 668-TIME. [map]

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 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. except Nov. 26 and Dec. 24 & 31. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline at Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. 769-3994. [map]

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 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Annie Sullivan Speaks": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Veteran Detroit-area educator, actress, and motivational speaker Collette Cullen portrays and discusses the methods Sullivan used to teach Keller to communicate. In conjunction with the current AADL exhibit Child in a Strange Country: Helen Keller and the History of Education for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired.
7-8 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]

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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Culinary History Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Hungarian-American New York restaurateur George Lang's autobiography, Nobody Knows the Truffles I've Seen.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Stark Raving MADrigal Singers.

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Every Wed., June-Aug. Singers of all abilities invited to join in singing madrigals and other Elizabethan part songs in a casual, sociable setting in a private home.
7:30 p.m., location TBA. Free. 973-3264, 994-3438.

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Florida Flora and Fauna": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Talk by popular WAS speaker Don Chalfant, reportedly the only part-time Florida resident to have seen over 400 species of birds in Florida.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free. 677-3275. [map]

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Rudolf Steiner's How to Know Higher Worlds.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 485-3764. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

Carolina Chocolate Drops: The Ark.

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Young African American string band led by singer-fiddler Rhiannon Giddens that has revived the rich tradition of fiddle and banjo music in the Carolina Piedmont. They learned their craft from Joe Thompson of Mebane (NC), who was believed to be the last black traditional string band player, and their repertoire includes everything from old-time tunes with a distinctive African American inflection to jug band music, gospel, and an occasional Scots Gaelic song from the Cape Fear River region. "The passionate joy with which these musicians have embraced this music and its heritage is palpable and inspiring," says Living Blues. "More than 'revivalists,' they approach their art in a spirit of in-the-moment celebration, making it accessible to everyday listeners as well as folklorists and aficionados."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $60 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]

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 8 p.m. 

Cécile McLorin Salvant: Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Born in Miami to French and Haitian parents, this rising jazz star with a deep, velvety voice performs standards and originals. She can "write a song that sounds like a long-lost standard," says an LA Times review, and "perform a classic song and make it sound utterly new."
8 p.m., Power Center. Tickets $20-$35 in advance at tickets.a2sf.org, the Michigan Ticket Office, & by phone. 764-2538.

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 8 p.m. 

Moutin Factory Quintet: Kerrytown Concert House.

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French twin brothers Francois Moutin and Louis Moutin-both in-demand sidemen on bass and drums, respectively-lead their new jazz ensemble in original works from its debut album, Lucky People. The album embodies "the personality of the Moutins' music-unfettered stylistically, provocatively arranged, and laden with zestful improvisations and interaction," writes a JazzTimes reviewer. With saxophonist Christophe Monniot, guitarist Manu Codjia, and pianist Jean-Michel Pilc.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

Moutin Factory Quintet: Kerrytown Concert House.

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French twin brothers Francois Moutin and Louis Moutin-both in-demand sidemen on bass and drums, respectively-lead their new jazz ensemble in original works from its debut album, Lucky People. The album embodies "the personality of the Moutins' music-unfettered stylistically, provocatively arranged, and laden with zestful improvisations and interaction," writes a JazzTimes reviewer. With saxophonist Christophe Monniot, guitarist Manu Codjia, and pianist Jean-Michel Pilc.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]

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 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Music in the Park": Ann Arbor Civic Band Summer Concert Series.

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June 18-July 23. A popular local outdoor summer tradition, the 74-year-old Civic Band is led by director Bob Gourley. Bring a picnic and blanket and relax on the grass. Lemonade and popcorn available.

June 18: "World on the March." Program of popular marches from around the world, including Strauss's "Radetsky March," Wagner's "Under the Double Eagle," David Delle Cese's "Inglesina," F. J. Ricketts' "Colonel Bogey," and more. The program concludes with Sousa's "Stars & Stripes Forever" and "Hands Across the Sea."

June 25: "Big Band Swing." A tribute to the Big Band Era, with music by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, and others.

July 2: Fourth of July Celebration." A program of patriotic tunes.

July 9: Children's Concert. A program of music picked for kid appeal, including music from Fantasia, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lion King, a Disney medley, and the annual Teddy Bear Grand March (bring your bear).

July 16: "Broadway." A program of music from popular Broadway shows, including "Mame," "Luck Be a Lady," "Cabaret," music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and more.

July 23: "Movie Heroes." The program includes music written to accompany movie heroes, including Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia, Harrison Ford in Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark, various Pixar heroes, and various James Bonds.

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8 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Free. 429-5301.

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 9-11:30 p.m. 

"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]

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 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're active. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Followed Apr. 9 & 23 at 11 p.m. by "Late Night @ Silvio's" swing dancing (see Nightspots).
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Vandenburg Room (July) & Pendleton Room (all Aug. dates except Aug. 27, Anderson Room). $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]

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