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Friday, June 20, 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]
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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! 

"Joe's Breakfast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, 20 miles or more, to the Coney Island in Whitmore Lake for a 10:30 a.m. breakfast or early lunch.
10 a.m. (Apr. & Nov.) & 9 a.m. (May-Oct.), meet in the back parking lot across the wooden bridge, Bandemer Park, Barton Dr. at Whitmore Lake Dr. Free. 476-4944, 996-9461.
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 11 a.m.  Free! 

Drummunity!: Dexter District Library.

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Dexter resident, Lori Fithian, has been facilitating drum circles and leading workshops for many years. Her program has been a favorite at the Library. A Drummunity circle is a word Lori invented for the community-building that happens when people come together around a circle of drums. You won't believe your ears when you hear the group playing together - on everything from hand drums, pickle buckets, salad bowls to muffin tins! Musical experience is not necessary. This is a high energy, interactive, fun and empowering event for all ages.
Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter. Free. 734-426-4477. cjurich@dexter.lib.mi.us www.dexter.lib.mi.us [map]
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 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Sat. 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]
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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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 Noon-7 p.m. 

"Parade of Homes": Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor.

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June 20-22. Tour of new homes in Washtenaw and Livingston counties.
Noon-7 p.m. (June 20) & noon-5 p.m. (June 21 & 22), maps available at bragannarbor.com. $10 (kids age 16 & under, free). 996-0100.
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 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]
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 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Movies at the Center: Chelsea Senior Center.

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Every Fri. except last Fri. of each month. A chance for seniors to watch a movie with their grandkids. Popcorn. A chance for seniors to watch a movie with their grandkids. Popcorn.

Aug. 22: Cheaper by the Dozen (Shawn Levy's, 2003). Remake of the riotous 1950 Walter Lang film based on the best-selling memoir of crackpot-genius efficiency expert Frank Gilbreth Jr. and his giant family. Stars Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt.

Sept. 5: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks, 1953). Adaptation of the Broadway musical about the romantic adventures of 2 showgirls. Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell.

Sept. 12: Follow Me, Boys! (Norm Tokar, 1966). A man with big ambitions finds his life's purpose as a small-town scoutmaster. Fred MacMurray, Vera Miles, Kurt Russell.

Sept. 19: Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass, 2013). Drama based on the rue story of the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Tom Hanks.

Oct. & Nov. schedule TBA at chelseaseniors.org.

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12:30 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free; donations accepted. 475-9242. [map]
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 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Rabbi Levy's Lunch and Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Fri. Rabbi Robert Levy leads an informal discussion about the intersection between religion and science. Bring a bag lunch.
12:30-1:30 p.m., TBE Adult Lounge, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]
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 1-10 p.m. 

Manchester Community Fair.

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June 17-21. Midway rides, carnival games, concessions, tractor pulls, a petting zoo, a rodeo (June 19 & 20 at 7:30 p.m.), an opening parade (June 17, 6:30 p.m.), live music, livestock shows, and more. For complete schedule, see manchesterfair.org.
5-10 p.m. (June 17), 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (June 18; rides open at 3 p.m.), 2-10 p.m. (June 19; rides open at 2 p.m.), 1-10 p.m. (June 20; rides open at 3 p.m.), & 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (June 21; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. $5 admission. 428-8429. [map]
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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Craft Your Name in Braille": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades K-5 invited to use Braille alphabet cards and foam stickers to make a sign with your name in Braille on it.
2-3 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Make a Fairy Doll": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 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.
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Graduation Day": Nicola's Books.

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Young adult novelist Joelle Charbonneau discusses her new novel, the third in her dystopian Testing trilogy set in a brutal future where a gifted student fights against a government that rules with cruelty and cunning. Signing.
3 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 3:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

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

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All beginning readers ages 6-11 invited to read one-on-one for 10 minutes to a dog trained to act as if it's listening.
3:30-5 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]
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 4-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Cars on the Green": Dixboro Farmers Market.

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Show of restored cars and other vehicles. Live music, raffles, games, and a farmers market. Food available. Proceeds go toward restoring the Old School House on the Dixboro Village Green.
4-8 p.m., Dixboro Village Green, 4221 Church at N. Dixboro. Free, but donations accepted. 646-7886. [map]
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 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Fix-It Friday": Maker Works.

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All invited to bring anything that needs fixing-chairs, sweaters, radios, and more. Maker Works members and staff will be on hand to help fix things and offer advice. Repairs not guaranteed.
4-6 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. (off Airport Blvd. north of Ellsworth). Free. 222-4911. [map]
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 4:30, 7:15, & 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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 4:45, 7, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Fading Gigolo": Michigan Theater.

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(John Turturro, 2013). Turturro stars as a New York City flower seller who becomes a prostitute to help his cash-strapped friend, played by Woody Allen.
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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [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: The Saints of Soul (9:30 p.m.), the Detroit R&B, soul, and funk septet fronted by vocalist Sorilbran Stone. Opening acts are the local father-daughter folk duo San and Emily Slomovits (5 p.m.), local indie pop-folk singer-songwriter Abigail Stauffer (6 p.m.), the local Celtic and Americana fiddle/cello duo Moxie Strings (7 p.m.), and the Lucas Paul Band (8 p.m.), a local quartet led by pop-rock singer-songwriter Paul. Also, "Miracoco" (see June 19). The musicians are followed at 11 p.m. by dancing to music spun by DJ Maxx Makau.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. 994-5999.
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 5:30-7 p.m.  Free! 

Free Ice Cream Social: Little Blue Preschool.

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Come play, visit our school, and enjoy a relaxing Friday evening on our new beautiful playground on the old west side of Ann Arbor. Meet other families in the area and talk with parents who love having their children at Little Blue. Visit this warm and cozy neighborhood school, locally-owned & operated, family business since 1992. Owner/director Patricia Cantelon and teachers will be available for tours, questions, and conversation. Please join us for ice cream and fun in the sun, and bring your bathing suits to play in the sprinkler!
Little Blue Preschool, 113 8th st. Free. 734-369-2792. littlebluepreschool@gmail.com littlebluepreschool.com [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

Laughter Yoga Circle: Ann Arbor Laughs.

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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 and laugh the stresses of the week away.
Here is a link to the Medford Pavilion.
http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/parks_recreation/cfp/county-farm-maps/county-farm-trail-map
The park driveway appears on Mapquest to be around 2225 Medford Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. Basically turn south at the Manchester light on Washtenaw (just east of the Washtenaw/Stadium fork). Follow it around and turn left on Medford Rd and follow the signs to the parking lot.
Medford Pavilion in County Farm Park, 2225 Medford Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. Free. 734-368-5237. diane82103@yahoo.com [map]
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 6-9 p.m. 

Twilight Tunes: BLOOM! Garden Center.

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Join us for Twilight Tunes at Bloom! every third friday of the month until 9 pm. Music and light refreshments can be enjoyed while shopping for your garden, friends and family.
BLOOM! Garden Center, 1885 Baker Rd, Dexter, MI 48130, Dexter. events@bloom-gardens.com bloom-gardens.com [map]
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 6-10 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]
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 6:30-10 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Date Night: Pizza on the Grill!.

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Back by popular demand! Bring your special someone and have some fun in the kitchen cooking up this fun Pizza on the Grill menu! And please feel free to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal. Menu: Crunchy Veggie Chopped Salad with Basil Avocado Dressing and Ricotta Crostini; Grilled Eggplant and Red Onion Pizza with Feta, Heirloom Tomatoes and Spinach; Spicy Grilled Shrimp Pizza with Harissa, Manchego, and Herb Salad; Red Raspberry Frozen Yogurt. Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $150/pair. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
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 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Concert Series: Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce Summer Series.

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Every Fri. (except Aug. 8), June 13-Aug. 29.

June 13: Dexter Community Orchestra. Pops concert.

June 20: Randy Brock Group. Detroit blues trio.

June 27: From Grace. Jazz-inflected Christian pop-folk ensemble. Opening act is The Detroit Secrets, a veteran Detroit pop-rock quartet.

July 4: The Kerfuffles. This local kids music ensemble presents a program of musical stories, with lots of sing-alongs and dancing.

July 11: Men in Black. Local classic rock band.

July 18: Sexy Monster. Veteran Detroit funk-rock fusion dance quintet fronted by vocalist Debbie Porchiran.

July 25: Kaylyn Pace. Contemporary country-rock singer-songwriter from Dexter who has a forthcoming CD.

Aug. 1: The Invasion. British Invasion cover quartet from Redford.

Aug. 15: Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies. Local roots-rock quartet, led by former Starlight Drifters singer-guitarist Mack, whose repertoire includes originals and rockabilly, early rock 'n' roll, western swing, and hillbilly bop covers.

Aug. 22: Salmagundi. Memphis-style rock 'n' roll.

Aug. 29: Jake Reichbart Trio. Jazz ensemble led by veteran local guitarist Reichbart.

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6:30-9:30 p.m., Monument Park gazebo, downtown Dexter. Free. 426-0887.
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 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.
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 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Ninja Star Night": Ringstar Studio.

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All age 8 & up invited to throw ninja stars at balloons. No experience necessary.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity. $5. A2ringstar.com, (585) 307-0402. [map]
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 7-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Showcase: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Danc.

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Ballroom dance performances by area students and instructors. Open dancing during intermission and afterwards. Potluck (bring a dish to pass).
7-10 p.m., 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $25. Reservations recommended. 478-2233. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"The Sound of Music": Arbor Opera Theatre.

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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]
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 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Kirtan.

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All invited to join a group performance of this traditional devotional call-and-response music based on Hindu Vaishnava texts and the writings of poet-saints. Accompanied by live music based on rhythmic Indian ragas on bass guitar, tabla, and drums.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill St. Free, but donations accepted. 761-7435. [map]
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 8 p.m. (Cancelled) 

Cancelled: Spanish Harlem Orchestra: Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Cancelled. World-renowned pianist Oscar HernŠndez directs this 13-member Latin jazz big band in classic 50s, 60s, and 70s New York City salsa music. Open dance floor.
8 p.m., Power Center. Tickets $40 in advance at tickets.a2sf.org, the Michigan League Ticket Office, & by phone. 764-2538. [map]
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 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

John Heffron: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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June 20 & 21. (Note new location.) A South Lyon native and EMU grad who now lives in L.A., Heffron specializes in observations about the indignities and absurdities of life from the point of view of children and parents. A frequent guest on network and cable TV shows, Heffron won the 2nd season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $25 reserved seating in advance & general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

May Erlewine: The Ark.

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A big-voiced singer-songwriter from Big Rapids who writes thoughtful, richly emotional country-flavored songs, Erlewine celebrates the release of a new solo CD, Where We Are. She is accompanied by her full band, which is led by her husband, singer-guitarist Seth Bernard. Opening act is Red Tail Ring, the Kalamazoo duo of singer-songwriters Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo, who perform Appalachian folk and old-time music with haunting vocal harmonies, along with originals in the same vein.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 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. 

Minifest: Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Residence (Kerrytown Concert House).

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June 20, 27, & 29 (different programs). World-famous musicians and up-and-coming ensembles present 3 chamber concerts. June 20: Performers include pianists Frederic Chiu and Pei-Shan Lee, violinist Chen Yi, and the Israeli ensemble Ariel Quartet. Program: Bach's Partita no. 2 in C minor, Franck's Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, and Schumann's Piano Quintet in E-flat major. June 27: Performers include the San Francisco-based ensemble The Delphi Trio and the Los Angeles-based Calidore String Quartet. Program: Haydn's Piano Trio in C major, Beethoven's String Quartet no. 1 in F major, and the premiere of a new work by Iranian-American composer Sahba Aminikia. June 29: Performers include pianist and Minifest artistic director James Tocco, violinist Eric Pritchard, the former U-M music student saxophone ensemble Donald Sinta Quartet, and the San Francisco-based Telegraph Quartet. Program: Mozart's String Quartet no. 19 in C major, Strauss's Violin Sonata in E-flat major, David Biedenbender's Cerulean, and Suby Raman's Mirapakaya.
8 p.m. (June 20 & 27) & 2 p.m. (June 29), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 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]
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 8 p.m. 

"Or,": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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June 20-22. Wendy Wright directs local actors in Liz Duffy Adams' inventive neo-restoration comedy based on the life of the pioneering 1660s female playwright Aphra Behn. Desperate to get out of the spy trade, Behn has a shot at producing a play at one of only two London companies, if she can finish her play by morning despite interruptions from several love interests. Cast: Erin Dion, Morgan Brown, Rosemary Sullivan, and Sara Rose.
8 p.m. (June 20 & 21) & 2 p.m. (June 22), A2CT Studio, 322 W. Ann. Tickets $12 in advance by phone & at the door. 971-2228. [map]
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 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]
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 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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 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 

"Friday Night Swing (& Blues)": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. except July 18 Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. Followed at 11:30 p.m. by blues dancing. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by beginning lessons.
9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $5 (students with ID, $3; $1 discount for AACTMAD members) includes lessons. 417-9857. [map]
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 10 p.m.-midnight 

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

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