Every Thurs. Moderate-paced ride, 25-50 miles, along the less traveled roads of scenic Jackson County.
9 a.m., meet at Cavanaugh Lake Park, Cavanaugh Lake Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, 3.2 miles west of Chelsea. Free. 994-5908. [map]
Open House & Craft Fair
Thursday June 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Shop, Eat and have Fun!
Featuring Musical Guest "The Music Lady"
Local Vendors showcasing jewelry, art, sewn creations and handmade items for you to enjoy.
There will be something for everyone!
5550 Platt Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
For More information about the fair and to participate as a vendor contact LaTasha Mitchell at 734-677-0732
Multicultural Academy, 5550 Platt Rd. Free. 7346770732. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Every Thurs. except May 8 & June 5. Activities, primarily for seniors, begin at 10 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($4), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar. An 11 a.m. Current Events discussion group led by Heather Dombey is followed at noon by a homemade dairy lunch ($3) and at 1 p.m. by a cultural or educational program.
June 12: Rabbi Peter Gluck, a longtime martial arts instructor, discusses "Chi as it Relates to Everyday Life."
June 19: Jewish Historical Society virtual tour committee chair Mike Kasky presents an illustrated talk on "Historic Jewish Detroit."
June 26: Ann Arbor Reconstructionist Congregation rabbi Michal Woll discusses "The Basics of Reconstructionist Judaism."
July 3: Fourth of July picnic. Food provided.
July 10: All invited to bring 1 or 2 items to share a story about for a program on "Creating an Oral History."
July 17: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum exhibits director emeritus John Bowditch discusses "Music of the 1920s."
July 24: Recital by the 13-year-old Russian master cellist Alexey Solonovich.
July 31: Megan Sims leads an interactive demo of "Gentle Nia," a type of aerobic exercise.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]
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]
Kids age 4 & up invited to dip nets in the pond to try and find crayfish, dragonfly nymphs, snails, and other creatures. Wear shoes that can get muddy.
10:30-11:30 a.m., Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free; preregistration required. $5 park entry fee. 971-6337, ext. 334. [map]
Family concert featuring upbeat, interactive folk-rock originals by Ann Torralba, a mother and teacher who was named one of Chicago's Most Influential Kids Musicians by readers of Time Out Chicago. She is accompanied by fiddler-keyboardist Carolyn Ou.
11 a.m.-noon, AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Every Thurs. (except July 3 & 17), June 5-Aug. 28. Musical entertainment by local and area performers.
June 5: Stepdad. Grand Rapids electronica-pop band.
June 12: Eric Hutchinson. NYC-based pop-rock singer-songwriter whose recently released CD, Pure Fiction, is a collection of engagingly melodic, passionate songs that includes "Tell the World," a tune selected as the theme song for the new NBC sitcom Growing Up Fisher.
June 19: Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers. Lansing pop-funk and soul quartet led by singer-songwriter Hertler.
June 26: The Wild Feathers. Straight-ahead rock 'n' roll with booming harmonies by this Nashville quintet that recently released its eponymous debut CD.
July 10: ZZ Ward. Highly regarded young singer-songwriter from Oregon whose music draws its influences from blues, soul, and hip-hop.
July 24: Appleseed Collective. Popular young local acoustic quartet whose music is an enchanting blend of lyric-based folk-rock with Dixieland and gypsy jazz rhythms and harmonies. The band recently released the acclaimed CD Young Love. July 31: Vance Joy. Popular young pop-folk singer-songwriter from Melbourne whose 2013 debut EP, God Love You When You're Dancing, has spawned a couple hit singles. Opening act is Keri Lynne Roche, a Detroit indie-rock singer-songwriter and American Idol season 12 contestant.
Aug. 7: Laith Al-Saadi. An eclectic mix of roots Americana, classic rock, and blues, including many originals, by a jazz-tinged, jam-oriented trio led by local singer-guitarist Al-Saadi.
Aug. 14: The Ragbirds. Inventive local country-rock band, fronted by singer-songwriter Erin Zindle, whose music mixes in elements of world music, groove rock, and edgy pop, using a diverse mix of instruments, including violin, mandolin, banjo, accordion, acoustic guitar, and percussion styles from around the world, as well as the old-fashioned drum kit.
Aug. 21: Michelle Chamuel. Passionate pop anthems by this former frontwoman of Ella Riot, a singer-songwriter who was runner-up on the 4th season of The Voice. Her debut single, "Go Down Singing," reached #12 on the iTunes pop chart. Opening act is Theo Katzman, an Ann Arbor-bred, NYC-based soul-based funk-folk singer-songwriter.
Aug. 28: The Alternate Routes. Guitar-fueled indie rock trio from Bridgeport (CT) known for its compact, melodic tunes with dark, intensely personal lyrics exploring a wide palette of emotions.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Liberty Plaza, E. Liberty at S. Division. Free. 214-0109.
June 25-29. Carnival games and rides. Concessions.
5-11 p.m. (June 25), noon-11 p.m. (June 26-29), Pioneer High School parking lot, 601 W. Stadium at S. Main. Free admission (small charge for individual game & ride tickets); $5 minimum purchase for admittance after 9 p.m.; no admittance after 10 p.m. email@example.com. [map]
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]
Every Thurs. Local social worker Lorraine Coburn leads a study group on this popular Foundation for Inner Peace metaphysical book.
Noon-1:30 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Free. 646-6585. [map]
Talk by a speaker TBA on resources available to seniors. Free dessert.
Noon, Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required for dessert. 475-9242. [map]
Every Mon. & Thurs. All ages invited to play this intricate game played with colorful tiles. Lunch available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3). reservations required.
1-3:30 p.m. (Mon.) & 1-2:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]
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]
Free HIV testing is available at S3 Safe Sex Store every Thursday until 8:00 p.m.
Testing is performed by HARC staff.
Walk-ins welcome, or call to schedule an appointment. Test takes approximately 20 minutes.
S3 Safe Sex Store, 1209 South University. Free. 734-741-1434. firstname.lastname@example.org www.s3safesexstore.com [map]
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. email@example.com pittsfield-mi.gov [map]
Circus arts build communication and confidence, strength and flexibility. In this beginner-level class, aerialists ages 9 - 15 will play and pose on the straight fabric and hammock. This class takes students through a series of movement activities and poses, including spotting.
$100 for a four week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $100. (734) 726-0353. firstname.lastname@example.org http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-art-for-young-people/ [map]
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. email@example.com ophircrafts.com [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]
(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]
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: Boy & Bear (8:30 p.m.), a Sydney, Australia, indie rock band that's just finished a sold-out European tour. They specialize in evocative, heartfelt folk-rock in the vein of bands such as Fleet Foxes, Bombay Bicycle Club, and Mumford & Sons. Opening acts are the engaging local pop-rock singer-songwriter Timothy Monger (5 p.m.), the acclaimed nationally touring Traverse City folk duo The Accidentals (6 p.m.), and the popular local vintage jazz-inflected folk-rock quintet The Appleseed Collective (7 p.m.). The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by a screening of Mel Brooks's hilarious 1987 Star Wars parody Spaceballs.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. 994-5999.
Cellovation (formerly Ann Arbor Cello Camp) faculty members Martin Torch-Ishii, Ken Ishii, and Eric Moore are joined by 10 cello students ages 10-64 to present a program of ensemble music ranging from Renaissance to rock.
5:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor, 2230 Pontiac Trail. Free. 219-5222. [map]
Saturday, May 24, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Frog Island Park to Waterworks Park Ypsilanti, MI
Ann Arbor City Hall tour - Green Infrastructure Ann Arbor, MI
Thursday, June 26, 6 - 8 PM
Beckwith Preserve Stockbridge, MI
Multiple. Free. (734) 769-5123. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.hrwc.org/events/summer-events-2014/
Moderate-paced ride, 25-55 miles, on dirt roads.
6 p.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]
Zingerman's managing partner Rodger Bowser and Taste Hungary tour company co-owners Carolyn & Gabor Banfalvi host a feast featuring Hungarian wines and chilled cherry soup, morels with foie gras, fried Mangalitsa pork chop with handmade pasta, lecsó, classic cold salads, palacsinta pancakes with mulberry jelly, and more.
6-8 p.m., Zingerman's Events on Fourth, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $60. Space limited; reservations required. 663-3400. [map]
June 5, 12, 19, & 26 Performances by nationally touring stand-up comics.
June 5: Kevin McPeek. Manic, wisecracking topical and observational humor by this 320-pound New York City-based monologist who likes to spar with his audience and regale it with visions of himself naked.
June 12: Dan DeCapua. Young Midwest comedian who specializes in stories and observations about marriage, raising kids, video games, and other features of middle-class life.
June 19: Sal Demilio. Popular Detroit comic who specializes in observational humor about Italian working-class culture.
June 26: Mark Knope. This Detroit native, a veteran of the national comedy circuit, is known for his impressions of celebrity voices and hilarious takes on the commonplaces of everyday life.
6:30-8 p.m., Katie's Corner, CDL lawn (held indoors in case of rain), 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 15-25 miles, through some of the area's hillier terrain.
6:45 p.m. (May), 6:30 p.m., (Apr. & June-Aug.), 6:15 p.m. (Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297. [map]
Spanish foods importer Kitty Keller, owner of KL Keller Foodways, offers taste samples of a variety of sherry vinegars and discusses their uses in the kitchen.
6:30-8 p.m., Zingerman's Next Door (upstairs), 422 Detroit St. $20. Space limited; reservations required. 663-3400. [map]
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.
6:30-8:30 p.m., downtown Chelsea. Free. 475-1145, 433-2787.
Hoop Dance is a cardio based workout that uses many different muscles of the body. It challenges both the mind and body while you learn moves that require skill, balance, and technique. "Hooping" is fun and challenging and will leave you wanting more. Please wear comfortable clothing and of course bring your hoop. There will be a limited number of hoops available for those who don't have one.
$12 for a single class
$75 for a 7 week session
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $12-$75. 734-726-0353. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/hula-hoop/ [map]
Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play what's regarded as the world's most difficult board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
1-6 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m.-midnight (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]
This Canadian writer discusses That Night, her new thriller about a recently paroled woman who reluctantly tries to solve the crime-the murder of her own sister-for which she and her boyfriend were wrongfully convicted. Signing.
7 p.m., Aunt Agatha's, 213 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-1114. [map]
Summer entertainment sizzles at the TCA on the 4th Thursday of June, July and August at 7 pm, featuring music from Michigan Artists. Traverse City based band Rootstand takes the stage Thursday, June 26, delivering a celtic, roots-rock, bluegrass concert with a touch of reggae. Come experience the Michigan Celtic Jam Fest Champions at the TCA. Relax and enjoy beer, wine, and light refreshments, available in the TCA Lobby Lounge, open at 6 pm.
Tickets $10 each or $25 for all three Black Box Summer Series performances. Visit www.thetca.org for details.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online, by phone, in person, or purchased at the door starting 1 hour prior to show time.
Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N Maumee St Tecumseh, MI 49286, Tecumseh. $10. 517.423.6617. firstname.lastname@example.org http://thetca.org/performances/events.htm [map]
A summertime favorite, Saline's Summer Music Series is a family-fun street party everyone from 2 to 102 can enjoy! Come out and revel in the warm summer evening while listening to cool live music under the stars. Activities for the kids presented by Two Twelve Arts Center! You can even enjoy the entertainment while dining outside at local restaurants serving dinner al fresco!
South Ann Arbor Street, Saline. Free. 734 316-2119. email@example.com www.salinemainstreet.org
Local quartet led by singer-guitarist Autumn Wetli whose music ranges from bubblegum pop to swaggering rock 'n' roll. With drummer Amber Fellows, bassist Shelley Salant, and guitarist Fred Thomas.
7-8 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
Every Thurs. Slow-paced 15-mile ride on mountain or wide-tired road bikes over the lightly traveled, hard dirt roads behind Domino's Farms.
7 p.m., meet at 2722 Georgetown Blvd. north off Plymouth Rd. Free. 995-5017, 668-7706, 663-5060.
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.
Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dancing to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week.
7:30-10 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 395-4223. [map]
Area musicians perform a series of outdoor concerts in Manchester's downtown gazebo. Bring picnics, chairs, and blankets. Rain or shine. June 26: Moxie Strings. Local Celtic and Americana fiddle/cello duo. July 3: Patriotic marches and swing by the Manchester Brass Band. July 10: T.J. Thomas & the Kentucky Strait Band. Veteran Manchester country band led by singer-guitarist Thomas. July 24: The Billy King Band. Local blues-flavored rock 'n' roll band led by singer-songwriter-guitarist King. July 31: local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps with mandolinist Jason Dennie. Aug. 7: The Raisin Pickers. Veteran Manchester-based string ensemble that plays old-time jug band dance music, western swing, and newgrass.
7:30 p.m., Wurster Park gazebo (Main St. just west of M-52), Manchester. Rain location: Emanuel Church hall, 324 W. Main, Manchester. Free; donations appreciated. 428-0159.
The Lyra (also known as the aerial hoop, aerial ring or cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus, resembling a hula hoop. It is suspended from the ceiling and can be used static, spinning, or swinging. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Lyra. You will learn to get on and off the apparatus unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses. This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25-$150. 734-726-0353. firstname.lastname@example.org http://a2aviary.com/offerings/lyra-1/ [map]
This acclaimed Canadian country-rock singer-songwriter is known for brilliantly realized tales of rural and small-town life that are alternately dark, tender, terrifying, and savagely hilarious and are brought to life by canny rhythmic and melodic settings that draw freely on a variety of idioms from folk and bluegrass to rockabilly to dissonant avant-rock. His 2010 CD Cha Cha Cha adds a strong dose of moody Tom Waits-style late-night balladry, andaccording to Exclaim! (Toronto) reviewer Kerry Doole, his latest CD, Tambourine, "time travels back to 1966, infusing his ever-eloquent material with rock, R&B and the Tex-Mex tropes of the time--Blonde on Blonde and Question Mark & the Mysterians were inspirations." He performs tonight with his full band, the Traveling Steam Show.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio and the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com), and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Live taping of this NPR quiz show that includes sketch comedy and live music. Host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton question puzzle gurus, audience members, and mystery guests with personalized trivia.
8 p.m., Power Center. Tickets $35 (students, $25) in advance at tickets.a2sf.org, the Michigan Ticket Office, & by phone. 764-2538.