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Sunday, July 13, 2014






 
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 6.30-9 p.m.  Free! 

EMPTY HANDS MUSIC Performance/Gathering: Zen Buddhist Temple.

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Please join us for a family-friendly evening of music, poetry, and community featuring the soulful music of Empty Hands' Nimo Patel with guest offerings. A rising rap star, one night Nimo lay awake amidst all his fame and fortune and asked, "Is this all?" Soon thereafter, he moved from his home in the U.S. to the Gandhi Ashram in India to reset his inner compass. He has been walking a path of service, love, and gratitude ever since.
The mission of Empty Hands is is to spread seeds of goodness in the world through selfless service, music, and love. All of Empty HandsMusic's offerings are gifts to the world.To catch a firsthand glimpse of Empty Hands' musical and spiritual journey, watch a video for Empty Hands Music on Youtube or visit www.emptyhandsmusic.com.
Zen Buddhist Temple, 1214 Packard. Free. Donation. jhalpern@umich.edu [map]
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 8 a.m.  Free! 

Horse Show: Spur of the Moment Club.

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A judged amateur riding event featuring kids and adults riding English, western, and halter styles. Concessions.
8 a.m.-about 7 p.m., Woodbine Farm, 9976 W. Liberty (east of M-52 between Parker & Guenther), Lima Twp. Free admission. spurhorseshow.com. [map]
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 8 a.m.  Free! 

Horse Show: Spur of the Moment Club.

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A judged amateur riding event featuring kids and adults riding English, western, and halter styles. Concessions.
8 a.m.-about 7 p.m., Woodbine Farm, 9976 W. Liberty (east of M-52 between Parker & Guenther), Lima Twp. Free admission. spurhorseshow.com. [map]
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 8:30 a.m. 

34th Annual Gallup Gallop: Ann Arbor Track Club.

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A 5-km run and fitness walk around Gallup Park and a 1-mile run along the Gallup Park bike path. Prizes. T-shirts (guaranteed for advance registrants only).
8:30 a.m. (mile run) & 9 a.m. (5-km run & walk), Gallup Park canoe livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. (west side of Huron Pkwy.). $25 (5-km run & walk) & $10 (1-mile run) in advance by July 11 at aatrackclub.org, $30 (5-km run & walk) & $10 (1-mile run) day of race. $5 discounts for runners age 17 & under. 332-9129. [map]
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 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Guided Tours: Waterloo Area Farm Museum.

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Costumed guides lead tours of the 10-room artifact-filled farmhouse and its outbuildings, including a recently refurbished blacksmith's workshop. The last tour begins at 4:15 p.m.
1-5 p.m., Waterloo Area Farm Museum, 9998 Waterloo-Munith Rd. (left off Clear Lake Rd. 5 miles north from I-94 exit 153), Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. $5 (kids ages 5-12, $2). (517) 596-2254. [map]
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 10 a.m. 

Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Programs presented by Hudson Mills naturalist Mark Irish.

June 7 (10 a.m.-1 p.m., Rapids View picnic area): "First Casts in Fishing." All invited to try their hand at fishing. Pole rentals and bait available, or bring your own. No fishing license required this weekend only. $3.

June 21 (10 a.m.): "Amazing Amphibians." Display and discussion of live specimens of frogs, toads, and salamanders, followed by a hike to a pond to look for amphibians in their natural habitat. Geared toward young audiences; parents welcome. $3 per child.

July 12 (11 a.m.): "Kids Bug Hunt." Kids ages 2-10 invited to look for and learn about some of the insects that inhabit Hudson Mills. $5 (kids, $3).

July 13 (10 a.m.): "West River Trail Bike Hike." All invited to ride their bike on a trail along the Huron River, with stops to relax and learn about the park's varied habitats. $5 (kids, $3).

July 27 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.): "A Dog Day of Summer." All invited to bring their dog for training clinics, herding demos, doggie contests, tips from local vets, and more. $3 (dogs free).

Aug. 2 (1 p.m.): "Kids in the Creek." Kids invited to collect and observe some of the large and small inhabitants of the Huron River ecosystem. Wear boots and be prepared to get wet feet. $3 per child.

Aug. 9 (7:45 a.m., meet at the Dexter-Huron Metropark parking lot near the tollbooth, Huron River Dr. about 1/2 mile east of Mast Rd.): "Huron River Clean-Up." All invited to help clean up the Huron River by canoe. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch provided. FREE.

Aug. 16 (8 p.m.): "Bats in the Night Sky." Indoor talk about bats followed by a trek outside to look for bats living in the park. $5 (kids, $3).

Aug. 23 (10 a.m.-2 p.m., meet at the Dexter-Huron Metropark parking lot near the tollbooth, Huron River Dr. about 1/2 mile east of Mast Rd.): "Huron River Fly Fishing Festival." Representatives of Schultz Outfitters and Baliwicks Outdoors offer fly fishing demos and casting tips and discuss why the Huron River is great for fly fishing. Casting and tying contests. $3.

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Various times, park activity center (except as noted), 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. Various fees. Preregistration required. $7 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]
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 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Hike in a Huron River Floodplain Forest": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Led by WCPARC naturalist Faye Stoner. Also, Parker Mill Tours at 1 & 3 p.m. in honor of Huron River Day.
10 a.m.-noon, Park Mill County Park, 4650 Geddes Rd., just east of US-23. Free. 971-6337, ext. 334. [map]
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 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Mythical Creatures Of Ann Arbor: The Sunday Artisan Market.

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Dragons, Fairies, and Werewolves… OH MY! Join us for a day to celebrate all things mysterious. SPECIAL GUESTS: Street Artist David Zinn and his pal Sluggo will join us for an adventure in sidewalk art. Learn about his view on temporary art. Even purchase some Sluggo originals. Resident Fairyologist, Jonathan Wright of Urban Fairies of Ann Arbor will be joining us to talk all things fairy. He will hold a story and Q and A session at 1:30 pm near the office. You can even snag a copy of his book, "Who's Behind the Fairy Doors?" that includes many observations about the Urban Fairies right here in Ann Arbor. Become a ceritified Fairyologist for a small fee. The Amazing Violin Monster will be joining us to give us some amazing music and a scare. You've seen him around town in his infamous werewolf mask. An entire werewolf craft section will be dedicated to this legendary Ann Arbor character.
Farmers Market, 315 Detroit St. tsamcommunications@gmail.com http://artisanmarket.org/event/mythical-creatures-of-ann-arbor [map]
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 11 a.m. 

The Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts. Music. Food available. Themes include "Handmade Soaps & Personal Care Products" (July 6), "Mythical Creatures of Ann Arbor" (July 13)-with talks by street artist David Zinn and "fairyologist" Jonathan Wright, a performance by the Violin Monster, and more-"The Day After Art Fair Art Fair" (July 20), and "Multimedia Madness" (July 27).
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]
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 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot. Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.
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 Noon-4 p.m.  Free! 

34th Annual Huron River Day: Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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This popular festival features lots of family-oriented nature activities, including educational exhibits on the Huron River and its history, displays of live river animals, fishing, boat demos, and more. Circus arts and dance celebrating the river by the Airhart Circus aerialist troupe, the local Auxwerks dance company, and Ann Arbor Aviary. Live music by the WCC Performance Ensemble (noon-1:30 p.m.), the WCC Jazz Quartet (1:30-2:45 p.m.), and the acoustic folk duo Gemini (2:45-4 p.m.). $5 canoe and kayak rentals. Also, tours of the Pioneer Grist Mill in Parker Mill County Park. Ride your bike to the festival, and receive a free boat rental.
Noon-4 p.m., Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd. (both sides of Huron Pkwy.). Free admission. 794-6240. [map]
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 1-1:40 p.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Creative movement teacher Dianne Dudley leads infants through 5-year-olds (accompanied by an adult) in a dancing program.
1-1:40 p.m., Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 1 & 5 p.m.  Free! 

"River Hop".

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July 12 & 13. Festival in the "River District" neighborhoods of northeast Ann Arbor (within a few miles of the Broadway Bridge). July 12: self-guided garden tour (noon-5 p.m.), yard sales, and an ArtHop tour of art by area residents. Gardens include native plantings, cottage-style flower borders, veggie plots, architectural features, and quirky curbside gardens. July 13: "Lower Town History Talk & Tour" (1 p.m.). Local writer Patrick McCauley, coauthor of Historic Ann Arbor: An Architectural Guide, and local resident Tom Stulberg discuss the history of Lower Town at Beckley Park. Followed by a guided tour of historic sites on Pontiac Trail. Also, a "Beckley Park Potluck Picnic" (5-8 p.m.) with live music and games for kids. Bring a dish to pass and your own beverage, plate, cup, and utensils.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (July 12) & 1 & 5 p.m. (July 13), River District neighborhood and Beckley Park (Argo St. just west of Pontiac). www.riverhop.info.
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 1 p.m. 

"The Immigrant": The Michigan Theater.

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(James Gray, 2013). Drama set in 1921 about a Polish immigrant who, facing desperate circumstances, becomes a prostitute and enters into complex, volatile relationships with her conflicted pimp and his romantic cousin. Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner.
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). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
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 1-6 p.m.  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.
7-11 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5-9 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]
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 1 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Fri.), modern constructed (Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.) and booster draft (Sun.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Sun.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
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 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Mustard's Retreat: Ann Arbor Senior Center Concerts in the Park.

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The veteran local duo of Michael Hough and David Tamulevich perform a wide variety of original and traditional songs and ballads about everyday life. Both Hough and Tamulevich are accomplished guitarists, and they also play banjo, mandolin, flute, autoharp, harmonica, and tin whistle. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, & a picnic lunch. Held indoors in case of rain.
1-2:30 p.m., Burns Park adjacent to Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free; donations accepted. 794-6250. [map]
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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Sharon Mills Tours: Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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June 22, July 13 & 27, and Aug. 10 & 24. All invited to tour this park on the River Raisin that features an operational hydroelectric generator, a beautiful multicolored stone house, a wooden mill, and a former winery, plus spots for fishing, canoeing, and picnicking. Docents are on hand to answer questions and demonstrate the generator.
1-4 p.m., Sharon Mills Park, 5701 Sharon Hollow Rd. (between Pleasant Lake & Sharon Valley rds.), Manchester. Free. 971-6337, ext. 334. [map]
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 1-4 p.m. 

Tour: Kempf House Museum.

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Guided tours of this restored 19th-century Greek Revival home, named for the family of German American musicians who occupied it at the turn of the 19th century.
1-4 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations accepted. 994-4898. [map]
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 1-3 p.m. 

"Brewing Methods": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's Coffee Co. staff demonstrate and discuss 6-8 different ways to brew coffee, from filter drip to syphon pot.
1-3 p.m., Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. 929-6060. [map]
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 1-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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June 14 & 15. Leslie Science and Nature Center staff show live animals. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities.
1-4 p.m., AAHOM Michigan Nature Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $11 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]
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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Things with Wings": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Kids, accompanied by a parent, invited to learn about the many winged creates that live at Matthaei. Also, guided hikes through the property surrounding the gardens.
1-4 p.m., Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free. 647-7600. [map]
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 1:30 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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June 22 & 24: The Muppets Take Manhattan (Frank Oz, 1984). Musical comedy in which Kermit discovers why they say there's a broken heart for every light on Broadway. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy.

June 29 & July 1: All about Eve (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1950). This multi-Oscar-winning film features Bette Davis in her greatest role as an aging Broadway diva who's clawed her way to the top, only to be threatened by a fan-turned-parasite. With Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm, and a cameo by Marilyn Monroe.

July 6 & 8: A Hard Day's Night (Richard Lester, 1964). The Beatles' joyously exuberant film debut, a visually arresting, slapstick version of two typical days in their life. Features "Can't Buy Me Love," "And I Love Her," and other early Beatles songs.

July 13 & 15: A Day at the Races (Sam Wood, 1937). The Marx Brothers enter a horse in a steeplechase to win enough money to save from financial ruin a sanitarium where Groucho, a horse doctor illicitly employed as the director, has his eyes on one of the patients, a wealthy hypochondriac.

July 20 & 22: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977). Spellbinding classic about alien contact. Richard Dreyfuss.

July 27 & 29: Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939). The classic film musical based on L. Frank Baum's beloved children's fantasy. Judy Garland.

Aug. 3 & 5: Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955). Classic drama of teen alienation. James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus.

Aug. 10 & 12: Godzilla (Ishiro Honda, 1954). The original Japanese version of this sci-fi horror classic about a mutant dinosaur resurrected by repeated nuclear tests in the Pacific.

Aug. 17 & 19: Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962). Adaptation of Nabokov's unsettlingly comic novel about a middle-age professor smitten by a sexually precocious 14-year-old girl. James Mason, Sue Lyon, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers.

Aug. 24 & 26: Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954). Classic film about a 16th-century village that hires professional tough guys to stave off marauding bandits. The inspiration for The Magnificent Seven. Japanese, subtitles.

Aug. 31 & Sept. 2: Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979). Classic satire about a man whose life parallels that of Jesus.

Sept. 1: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942). Enduring sentimental favorite about a pair of star-crossed lovers in Nazi-occupied North Africa during WW II. Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman.

Sept. 7 & 9: Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994). Cult noir comedy about a couple of hit men. John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman.

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1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. ( Mon. & Tues.), Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). [map]
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 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium.

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Daily (except July 4), June 30-Aug. 31. Various different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sun., and 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space (12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. in July) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner, a scientist on her way to the Moon.

The Little Star That Could (12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. in Aug.) is about an average yellow star on a search for a planet of its own to warm who meets other stars on the way and learns about the solar system. Stars to Starfish ((12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.

Light Years from Andromeda (2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an audiovisual show narrated by Star Trek actor Michael Dorn that shows the changes that occurred on Earth during the 2.8 million years it took a light beam to travel from Andromeda.

Hubble Vision (2:30 p.m. Sat.) is an audiovisual show about the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

Aladdin & His Wonderful, Magical Lamp, a main stage musical: Spotlight Players Jr. Village Theatre Canton.

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A magical lamp. Three powerful genies. A fire-breathing dragon. Greed. Friendship. Love. Spotlight Players, Jr. proudly presents Aladdin and His Wonderful, Magical Lamp July 10-13 for five shows. The production brings to life the beloved family tale in a high-energy main stage musical, at the Village Theatre Cherry Hill in Canton. Featuring a cast of 44 students ranging in age from five to 17 and heralding from communities including Canton, Belleville, Northville and Plymouth, this enchanting show with phenomenal special effects will have audiences cheering.
Show patrons also have the chance to participate in various raffles including a silent auction with gifts from local businesses such as Bailey's Pub & Grill, Canton Cinema, Charisma Salon & Day Spa, Curves, Cupcake Station, Rose's Restaurant and Shaft Chiropractic. Attendees ages five to 18 also can vie for an opportunity to win a walk-on role for the July 13 closing show.
Join us for this spectacular family show!
Village Theatre Cherry Hill Canton, 50400 Cherry Hill Rd. Canton, MI 48188, Canton. $15. 734.480.4945. www.spotlightplayersmi.org [map]
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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

Mr. B's Joybox Express Quartet.

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For the 5th year in a row, Ann Arbor's world-renowned boogie-woogie and blues pianist Mark "Mr. B" Braun is touring on bicycle with a custom-built frame designed to carry his 352-pound Baldwin Acrosonic upright piano. This year he's accompanied by an ensemble TBA and today they perform a show in Chelsea before pedaling off to perform at the Wolverine State Brewing Co. in Ann Arbor. Bring your bike if you want to join the ride to Ann Arbor. If you'd like to register to raise pledges to support Joybox Express and a favorite local nonprofit, go to firstgiving.com/arttrain.
2-3 p.m., Chelsea District Library lawn, 221 S. Main, Chelsea, & 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium. Free. 475-8732 (Chelsea), 369-2990 (Ann Arbor). [map]
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 2-4 p.m. 

Open Archery at Ringstar: Ringstar Studio.

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Come practice your precision bow shooting at Open Archery, courtesy of Ring of Steel. Beginners and experienced archers alike are invited to take advantage of a short indoor range compete with catch nets and foam targets. Recurve bows are available for rent. $5 includes 6 arrows for use, or bring your own. Recurve bows only, with a draw weight of 45 lbs or less.
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. $5. diane@a2ringstar.com http://a2ringstar.com [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Design + Architecture": UMMA.

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Docent-guided tour of the new Design Gallery and the current exhibition of architectural designs by Robert Metcalf, a former U-M architecture dean, who's known for his mid-century modern houses.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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July 27 and Aug. 3 & 31 Docents lead tours of the UMMA collection, with themes based on their interests.
2 p.m. UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: Jack and Jill Join Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m., Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. (Kerrytown). Free. 769-3115. [map]
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 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Manufacturama": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Southeast Michigan Section) representatives help kids in grades 3-5 come up with an invention idea, design a product, and the manufacture multiple copies.
2-5 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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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Marshmallow Engineering Challenge": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades K-5 invited to build a construction project with toothpicks and marshmallows.
2-3 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Annotated Match Game": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A.V. Club (The Onion) senior editor John Teti hosts, his re-creation of this popular 70s TV game show, with entertaining commentary on the show's celebrity personalities, often bawdy humor, and behind-the-scenes details
2-3:30 p.m., AADL 4th-floor meeting room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 2 p.m. 

"The Complete History of America (abridged)": Emergent Arts.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., July 3-20. This local theater company performs Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor's comedy that crams 600 years of history into an irreverent 6,000-second account that portrays Lewis and Clark as a vaudeville duo and the Salem witch trials as a game of "Pin the Blame on the Warlock."
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Mix Studio Theater, 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Tickets $12 (students with ID & seniors, $10) in advance at emergentarts.com, and at the door. 985-0875. [map]
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 2 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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 3 p.m. 

"Carousel": Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., July 10-Aug. 10. Dan Walker directs this Dexter-based professional company in Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical about a Maine carny barker whose life ends in disgrace after he wins the love of a beautiful woman, but he gets a chance to redeem himself after death with one final good deed. The beloved score includes "If I Loved You," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," and "You'll Never Walk Alone." Stars Joey DeBenedetto, with Darcy Link, Marlene Inman, Mahalia Greenway, Jess Alexander, and Peter Riopelle.
7 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 3 p.m. (Sat., Sun., & Aug. 7), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors & students, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Fri. & Sat. eve. $28 (seniors & students, $26; youth & groups of 10 or more, $24) on Thurs. & all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. 268-6200. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Cow's Eye Dissection": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. except July 5 & 6. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demo exploring how a cow's eye works and its similarities and differences from human eyes.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Exhibit Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Quiet Gravel Road Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun, June 8-July 20. 26-mile ride, at various paces, along roads west and north of town.
3 p.m., meet at 5972 Rollingwood Drive west off Zeeb Rd, south of Jackson Rd. Free. (248) 505-7067.
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 4 p.m. 

"Chef": Michigan Theater.

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(Jon Favreau, 2014). Favreau stars as a chef who starts a food truck after losing his restaurant job.
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). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
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 4 p.m. 

Louis Nagel: Kerrytown Concert House.

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July 12 & 13. This U-M piano professor gives another of his popular series of lecture-demos. Topics TBA.
8 p.m. (July 12) & 4 p.m. (July 13), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Booked for Murder Mystery Book Club: Nicola's Books.

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Tentative date. All invited to discuss 2 mysteries: Inger Ash Wolfe's The Calling is about a serial killer whose victims are all terminally ill. Neil Cross's Luther: the Calling is the first in his series about a murder detective who's tormented by a serial killer case.
4:30 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 769-2149. [map]
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 4:30-6 p.m.  Free! 

"The Book of Salt": Rainbow Book Club.

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All invited to join a discussion of Monique Truong's novel told from the perspective of the Vietnamese cook employed by Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas in Paris in the 1930s.
4:30-6 p.m., Jim Toy Community Center, 325 Braun Ct. Free. 763-4168. [map]
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 5-9 p.m. 

"Outdoor Milonga": U-M Michigan Argentine Tango Club.

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Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ. Cancelled if weather is inclement.
5-9 p.m., the Cube, north side of Michigan Union. Cost TBA. umich.edu/~matc. [map]
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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., outside at the U-M campus between Rackham and North Quad. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm. 717-1569.
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 7 p.m. 

"Henry IV, Part 2": University Musical Society/Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Taped broadcast of the Royal Shakespeare Company Live from Stratford-upon-Avon production of Shakespeare's popular historical play about a king who must defend the crown he stole, and his son, Prince Hal, who must choose between his duty and his loyalty to his old friend Falstaff.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $22 (Michigan Theater & UMS members, $18; students, $12) in advance at the Michigan League and ums.org, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538, (800) 221-1229. [map]
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 7:15 p.m. 

"Hellion": Michigan Theater.

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(Kat Chandler, 2014). Heartbreaking drama about a motocross-obsessed teen whose antics contribute to Child Protective Services taking his brother away to live with an aunt. Juliette Lewis.
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). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam: The Ark.

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English singer-songwriter and guitarist best known as the author of the Joe Cocker hit "Feeling Alright" and for his own hit recording of Jim Krueger's "We Just Disagree," Mason got his start as a teenager when he and Stevie Winwood cofounded Traffic, and he's put together a new band to explore the music he first made with that pioneering progressive rock band.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $55 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Travel Adventures in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan": The Himalayan Bazaar.

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Of Global Interest adventure travel company representatives discuss their trips to destinations in the Himalayas.
7:30 p.m., Himalayan Bazaar, 218 S. Main. Free. 997-7229. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

"Chili Challis' UNclub Comedy Open Mike": Emergent Arts.

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Every Sun. Performances by aspiring and experienced comics from former Tonight Show staff writer Challis's comedy dojo. Emcee is Mark Sweetman. Refreshments.
8 p.m., The Mix Studio Theater, 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. $5 suggested donation. emergentarts.com, 985-0875. [map]
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