June 27-29. This charming country store housed in an old farmhouse opens its historic barns for this festival, which includes daily performances by a band TBA. Refreshments.
Times TBA, Dixboro General Store, 5206 Plymouth Rd., just east of Dixboro Rd. Free admission. 663-5558. [map]
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.
A full body workout all while entertaining your child in the stroller. No need to get a babysitter! We will start at Arbor Hills, and travel around the park creating different stations where we will incorporate barre and agility exercises. Good for a mom of all levels. Even pregnant women! At the end, we will stop at the play area for the kids to let off some energy.
Vie Fitness & Spa Arbor Hills Shopping Center, 3050 Washtenaw Suite 212. Free. 734-677-7800. email@example.com www.viefit.com [map]
METAL's Summer Gallery Sale: June 27-28, 2014
40% OFF ALL IN-STORE MERCHANDISE
Vintage, Salvaged Goods, Fine Art, and Tables Made by METAL!
Friday, June 27 @ 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday, June 28 @ 8 am - 4 pm
All sales final. Two days only. Dealers Welcome.
220 Felch St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
METAL is a full-service design and fabrication studio. We provide architects, designers, businesses, and their clients with quality designs and metalwork. We produce beautiful, long-lived, and exceptionally made objects through traditional and digital processes. These pieces are created for commercial, hospitality, public, residential, and retail venues.
METAL LLC, 220 Felch St. Free. 800-613-6385. firstname.lastname@example.org metaloffmain.com [map]
Take an exciting look at animals from all around our world in this live animal presentation. Topics covered include habitats, senses, physical differences, defenses, myth, truths and instincts. Animals presented will represent a variety of continents and vertebrae groups. Ages 4 and up.
Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter. Free. 734-426-4477. email@example.com www.dexter.lib.mi.us [map]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org. [map]
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]
All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to learn a simple book binding technique to create a book to record your summer travels.
1-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]
All kids in grades K-8 invited to engineer a device from recycled material to cushion an egg from a big drop.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
May 9 & 23, June 6 & 20. WRA park interpreter Katie McGlashen helps adults and kids age 8 & up learn to target shoot with a bow & arrow. Equipment provided.
3-4:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot, Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), and 6-7:30 p.m. (Sat.), Portage Lake Day Use Area, Seymour Rd. north off Mt. Hope Rd. (north from I-94 exit 150), Chelsea. Free. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee.
For National HIV Testing Day, the HARC mobile unit will be stationed outside S3 and will be offering FREE HIV testing from 3:30-5:30.
S3 Safe Sex Store, 1209 South University. Free. 734-741-1434. email@example.com www.s3safesexstore.com [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: The Ragbirds (9:30 p.m.), an inventive local country-rock band, fronted by singer-songwriter Erin Zindle, whose music also mixes in elements of world music, groove rock, and edgy pop. Opening acts are the Ypsilanti husband-and-wife acoustic duo Pale Dave & Jenny Fair (5 p.m.), the high-energy French interactive parading brass-and-percussion ensemble Transe Express: Les Tambours (6 & 8:30 p.m.), and the Grand Rapids Americana pop-folk quintet Crane Wives (7 p.m.). The musicians are followed at 11 p.m. by dancing to music spun by DJ Matthew Altruda.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. 994-5999. [map]
Date Change: Due to unforeseen gallery repairs, the opening date of this exhibition has been rescheduled to Friday, June 27.
A new exhibition opening June 27 will examine how inhabitants of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East both resembled and differed from contemporary Americans by juxtaposing ancient and modern objects of similar use and/or appearance.
The collections of the Kelsey Museum contain thousands of artifacts of daily life that are strikingly similar to modern objects -- earthenware plates and bowls from places like the ancient Roman village of Karanis in Egypt; bronze and silver necklaces and figure rings; handfuls of small copper coins.
Ancient/Modern pays special attention to the relationships between the forms and the functions of everyday things -- by asking, for example, whether modern ideas of "good" design apply to ancient artifacts. This exhibition, designed for visitors of all ages, will be on view from June 27 to Sept. 7, 2014.
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 434 South State St. 734-764-9304. firstname.lastname@example.org www.lsa.umich.edu
A free one hour yoga class for anyone who is interested. No pre-registration is necessary and all equipment is provided. The class will introduce basic standing and sitting poses and include a guided relaxation. It will be taught by a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher.
The Yoga Space, 180 Little Lake Dr, #1 48103. Free. 734-622-9600. email@example.com www.yogaspaceannarbor.com [map]
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org [map]
Every Fri. (except Aug. 14), June 12-Aug. 28.
June 12: Dexter Community Orchestra. Pops concert.
Remainder of 2015 schedule TBA.
.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.
6:30-9:30 p.m., Monument Park gazebo, downtown Dexter. Free. 426-0887.
The acclaimed American conductor JoAnn Falletta directs the DSO in a concert celebrating the launch of the centennial celebration of Pease Auditorium, where the DSO played the very first concert in 1914. Program: Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet and contemporary Greek American composer George Tsontakis' Anasa: Concerto for Clarinet, featuring the internationally acclaimed clarinetist David Krakauer.
8 p.m., Pease Auditorium, EMU campus, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. $25 (students & youth under age 18, $10) in advance at dso.org and emutix.com and at the door. 487-2282, (313) 576-5111.
Traditional bluegrass with vibrant vocal harmonies and instrumental improvisations by this ensemble led by Lavengood, best known locally as the dobro player in Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys. Tonight the band celebrates the release of its debut CD, No Part of Nothin'. $15.
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]
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]
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]
"Friday Night Swing (& Blues)": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.more >
"Friday Night Swing (& Blues)": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.< less
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]