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Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 19, 2014






 
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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]


 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]


 10-11 a.m. 

Restorative/Better Backs Yoga (Ladies Only): Peachy Fitness.

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This class is for all levels. We accommodate beginners & lifelong Yogis alike.
Peachy Fitness, 2385 S. Huron Parkway. $59/8 classes (drop-in rate: $10). 734-681-0477. Zaini@PeachyFitness.com www.PeachyFitness.com [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Sign Language for Infants and Toddlers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kathy Brady presents a program of songs, games, and other activities for infants and toddlers ages 6-24 months (accompanied by a parent) to introduce them to the Signing Smart method of sign language.
10:30-11:15 a.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 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]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by area musicians. June 5: Electric blues by The Bluescasters. June 12: Cajun & zydeco music by Creole du Nord. June 19: Jazz, R&B, soul, and classic rock by Super Gee Crew. June 26: Salsa by Los Gatos.
Noon-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Courtyard, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Temple Beth Emeth Spirituality Book Club.

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June 17 & 19 (choose one). TBE cantor Annie Rose leads a discussion of Spirituality, Beauty, and Science, a compilation of transcripts from Krista Tippet's NPR show On Being.
7:30-9 p.m. (June 17) & noon-1 p.m. (June 19), TBE, 2309 Packard. Free. cantorannie@gmail.com, 665-4744. [map]


 1 & 4 p.m. 

"Tea with the Fairies": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Crazy Wisdom staff dress up as fairies to sprinkle fairy dust and serve tea, petits fours, and cookies to kids and their families. Also, fairy stories and readings. Bring your own fairy wings and dolls.
1-2:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. $11 (babies age 18 months & younger, free). Preregistration required at crazywisdom.net/fairie-teas.html. 665-2757. [map]



 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Read to Your Library Buddy": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 6-11 invited to read for 15-minutes or more to an adult or teen volunteer trained to encourage young readers.
2-3:30 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 2:30-9 p.m. 

"Miracoco": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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June 19-22. The wildly popular U.K. company Architects of Air returns to the Summer Festival with another enormous interactive sculptural luminarium. The delightful structure is filled with colored light-the effect of sunlight filtering through its brightly colored walls. A review from the Salisbury International Festival calls it "an immersive, inspiring, spiritual, and accessible space that transforms adults and children alike." It takes approximately 20 minutes to get through the structure. Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Note: Lines can be long for this popular event.
2:30-9 p.m. (June 19-21) & 1-7 p.m. (June 22), Palmer Field. Maps and walking directions available at the Top of the Park information booth (see 13 Friday listing). $10 (kids age 3 & under, free) at the door only. 994-5999.



 3-7 p.m. 

Farmers Market: Pittsfield Township.

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The Pittsfield Township Farmers Market is a weekly, summer market that features local and regional food and agricultural businesses, artisans, and entertainers. Stop by and pick up fresh produce, meats, and cheeses, baked goods, preserves, oils, and spices. Enjoy a snack or hot dinner while socializing with your neighbors and watching the children run around on the play ground. Kids specific activities and live entertainment will be featured on a rotating basis. Like us on Facebook (facebook.com/PittsfieldTwp) and follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/PittsfieldTwp) to stay up to date on weekly activities.
Each market features diverse offerings, including fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, and dairy products; hot foods; baked goods; seasonings, spices, and oils; artisan wares; community and non-profit groups; activities and entertainment; and seasonal items. This is a Michigan producer only market.
Pittsfield Township Administration Building, 6201 W. Michigan Ave. Free admission. 734 822-3152. farmersmarket@pittsfield-mi.gov pittsfield-mi.gov [map]



 4-8 p.m.  Free! 

Drop-in Crafting Night: Ophir Crafts.

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Knitters, crocheters, and other crafters are invited to bring their unfinished projects and join us as share conversation, tea, and creative ideas. See what your fellow crafters are making, and ask questions if you need help. No charge, just fun.
Ophir Crafts Store, 2507 Jackson Rd. Free. 734-794-7777. ophircrafts@gmail.com ophircrafts.com [map]


 4:15, 6:45, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Citizen Koch": Michigan Theater.

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(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]


 4:30, 7, & 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]


 4:30-6 p.m. 

"Enjoying Summer Strawberries Year-Round": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Growing Hope representatives show how to preserve strawberries and offer taste samples of some strawberry recipes.
4:30-6 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5. Preregistration required. 998-9353. [map]


 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: Frontier Ruckus (8:30 p.m.), the popular experimental bluegrass-based folk-rock ensemble from Lake Orion. Opening acts are local singer-songwriters Jim Roll (5 p.m.) and Dave Boutette (6 p.m.) and the local alt-country band Hoodang (7 p.m.). Also, "Miracoco" (see 2:30 p.m. listing above). The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by a screening of the classic John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd comedy The Blues Brothers.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. 994-5999. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Tues. & Thurs. Linda Zimmer reads stories for kids age 6 & under.
6 p.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Thurs.), Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [map]


 6-7:30 p.m. 

"Honey Tasting: Ames Farm": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's Creamery staff discuss and offer taste samples of Ames Farm (Watertown, MN) single-sources honeys.
6-7:30 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $25. 929-0500. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"As You Like It": U-M Residential College/Nichols Arboretum.

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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.


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights": Chelsea Area Festivals & Events.

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Every Thurs., June 5-Aug. 14.Musical entertainment on 9 stages downtown, as well as Three Generations Entertainment with balloons and other activities for kids. The weekly musical program also includes an open mike stage. Also, Spontaneous Art interactive performance artists, a juried sculpture walk, and food vendors. The music is followed at dusk (except June 5) by "SRSLY Cinema," screenings of teen-friendly movies at the Clocktower Commons.

June 5: Eric the Juggler, the Ann Arbor alt-country band Corndaddy, the Howell pop-rock singer-songwriter Mike Vial, the Manchester Cajun & Creole quintet Creole du Nord, the rock band Spin Cycle, the Stevie Wonder/Motown tribute band 1s & 2s, and the Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band Salmagundi.

June 12: Dee Dee the Clown and face painter Nikki Skrobot, local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps, the local contemporary pop-folk singer-guitarist Travis Root, the southeast Michigan blues and classic rock quartet New Blues Street Project, the jazz ensemble The Veasey Trio, the local folk-rock Bob Skon Trio, and the local country-rock trio Cold Tone Harvest. Followed by Over the Hedge.

June 19: Eric the Juggler, the Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quintet Captain Ivory, the versatile local singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist Spencer Michaud, the Chelsea High Celtic music ensemble Chelsea House Orchestra, the Ann Arbor self-styled "lounge-a-billy" band The Shelter Dogs, the rockabilly band Los Dingos del Norte, and the Pinckney classic rock party band Crossroads. Also, a demonstration of 1860s-era baseball by the Chelsea Monitor Base Ball Club. Followed by Big.

June 26: Dee Dee the Clown and face painter Nikki Skrobot, the Detroit Celtic rock quintet Bill Grogan's Goat, Detroit acoustic country-pop singer-singer Kari Holmes, the Chelsea garage blues band Bull Halsey, the country- and blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock duo Delbert Walling & Haley Smith, the Chelsea bluegrass and traditional American string quartet North Creek Fiddlers, and the jazz vocal trio David C. Bloom & Friends. Followed by The Three Stooges.

July 3: Eric the Juggler, the Chelsea rock 'n' roll band Coconut Radio,the Johnny Cash tribute band Cash Is King, the Blissfield acoustic folk-rock singer-songwriter Human Cannonball, the rock band Of One, the Ferndale Americana rock quartet Escaping Pavement, the Ann Arbor the blues duo Shari Kane & Dave Steele, and the Detroit pop-rock quintet Anthony Lai Band. Followed by Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

July 10: A2Magic magicians, the local blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock band Dorkestra, the acoustic pop band CrossBow & the Roadshow, the Dexter contemporary country-rock singer-songwriter Kaylyn Pace, the South Lyon acoustic country-rock trio Seven Bridges, the Chelsea acoustic Americana trio Mixed Nuts, the Howell country quartet Kari Holmes & the Modern Day Drifters, and the tap dance ensemble 2x4. Followed by Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.

July 17: Dee Dee the Clown and face painter Nikki Skrobot, the local blues and blues-rock quintet blues band The Bluesmatics, the local rock band StormFront, the blues-rock duo Peter & Ralph, the Ypsilanti punk-rockabilly Elvis tribute band Devil Elvis, the local alternative rock band Liquid Plasma, the Detroit pop-rock quintet McLaughlin's Alley, and vintage band music by the Town Band. Also, a demonstration of 1860s-era baseball by the Chelsea Monitor Base Ball Club. Followed by The Book Thief.

July 24: A2Magic magicians, the pop & lock dancer Poppet, spray paint artist Grant Willis, the Tree of Life Dancing & Drumming Society, the Ypsilanti Chicago blues quintet Blues Dog Inquisition, the veteran local acoustic folksinger-guitarist Marty Kohn, the Manchester traditional Cajun music duo Sel de Terre, the jazz-inflected Christian pop-folk ensemble From Grace, and the Westland country and blues ensemble Freddy Keys Band. Followed by Hotel for Dogs.

July 31: Eric the Juggler, the veteran Ann Arbor Cuban jazz ensemble Trio Tumbao, the Ypsilanti rock quartet The View, the acoustic blues and folk musician Ian Stewart, the Chelsea bluegrass and traditional American string quartet North Creek Fiddlers, the U-M student vintage pop a cappella ensemble Harmonettes, the Ypsilanti alternative rock band Arbor Reign, and the local folksy Americana trio Ebb Tide. Followed by We Bought a Zoo.

Aug. 7: Dee Dee the Clown and face painter Nikki Skrobot, local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps, the local country-rock trio Cold Tone Harvest, Jackson singer-songwriter James Muto, the Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band Salmagundi, the country- and blues-rock band Skye Hilliam & Drake, the Ann Arbor self-styled "lounge-a-billy" band The Shelter Dogs, and the rock band Of One. Followed by The Sound of Music.

Aug. 14: Eric the Juggler, the South Lyon acoustic country-rock trio Seven Bridges, the Ann Arbor American roots music singer-songwriter Dave Boutette, the Ferndale Americana rock quartet Escaping Pavement, the local acoustic pop-rock and folk-rock trio Old Friends, the local folk-rock Bob Skon Trio, and the local blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock band Dorkestra. Followed by Star Trek: Into Darkness.

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6:30-8:30 p.m., downtown Chelsea. Free. 475-1145, 433-2787. [map]


 7 p.m. 

ACBL Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. No partner required.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $7. 761-6691. [map]


 7 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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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]


 7-10 p.m. 

"Moonlight Book Crawl": Ann Arbor Book Festival.

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June 19-21 (different programs). Various writers read from their work at different restaurants and bars. Signings. See aabookfestival.org for updated schedule.
7-10 p.m. (June 19), 6-10 p.m. (June 20), & 2-10 p.m. (June 21), various locations. Free admission. info@aabookfestival.org, 764-3166. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Music Series": Saline Main Street.

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Every Thurs. (except July 3 & Aug. 7), June 12-Aug. 14. Downtown concerts by area bands. Rain location: Stone Arch Arts & Events (117 S. Ann Arbor St.). June: 19: Bluegrass and high-energy American folk ensemble the Saline Fiddlers. June 26: The kid-friendly Toledo band The Wanna Bees and the popular and versatile Saline Big Band. July 10: Philadelphia Celtic rock band Barleyjuice. July 17: Classic rock band Dr. Pocket. July 24: Local experimental acoustic roots music band Dragon Wagon. July 31: Jazz and R&B band All Directions. Aug. 14: Bill Bynum & Co., the highly regarded Downriver bluegrass and hard-country band.
7-9 p.m., downtown Saline. Free. 429-4907.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Reverberations of Summer": Washtenaw Community Concert Band.

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Chris Heidenreich directs this 70-member band in an outdoor concert of light classics, including Balmages' "Reverberations," Holst's First Suite for Military Band, selections from The Sound of Music, Gershwin's "Strike Up the Band," Fillmore's "Klaxon," Sousa's "Glory of the Yankee Navy," and Fucik's "Florentiner March." Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
7:30 p.m., WCC Community Park, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. 252-9221. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Anne Heaton: The Ark.

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NYC-based pop-folk singer-songwriter and pianist who cites Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos, and the Indigo Girls as her main influences. Opening act is Natalia Zukerman, a singer-songwriter and slide guitarist whose music blends jazz, pop, blues, and folk influences. "Her bright vocals can send an orchid into bloom, while her delta-slide guitar can open a beer bottle with its teeth," says Andy Friedman of City Salvage Records.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $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]



 8 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]



 8 p.m. 

"Phèdre": Carriage House Theatre.

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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, contact@carriagehousetheatre.org. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Sketch-nado": The Shenanigan Collective.

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A mix of live performance and video by this U-M student sketch comedy troupe.
8 p.m., North Lecture Hall, Medical Science II, 1137 Catherine. Free. Facebook.com/events/1562400157319846. Facebook.com/theshenanigancollective. 952-201-4828. [map]


 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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