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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, July 23, 2014






 
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 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Kids' Camp: Cooking Sunrise to Sunset.

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They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day so we'll start there, however, here in our kitchen we believe that every meal is important. We'll make breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner during this camp. Each day is filled with delicious recipes and useful tips. As you make breakfast you'll learn how to use a mixer, a knife, and how to control heat. Lunch will reinforce all these new skills. During snack day we'll introduce blenders and deep frying. Then it's time to bust out the pasta machines and the grill to complete this culinary experience. This summer cooking camp is for kids ages 8 and up. Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $225/child. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]

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 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Business Networking: Power Through Networking.

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Power Through Networking: Ann Arbor Abundance Group
Power Through Networking invites you to free business networking every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Sports Bar Westside in Ann Arbor. You will build relationships and friendships that will grow your business. We are unique, totally positive, and will help you and your business get to the next level! Our Mission is to help people get the contacts they need to advance their business and achieve their dreams, and to create a cooperative and abundance based business world.
We welcome everyone and do not restrict the number of seats per profession or business.
The Sports Bar Westside, 5510 Jackson Road 48103. Free. 734.646.4419. larnedp@gmail.com www.Facebook.com/PowerThroughNetworking [map]

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 Noon-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Weed & Sing": Community Farm of Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. All invited to sing rounds and other songs while weeding the farm's crops.
Noon-2 p.m. (all other dates), Community Farm of Ann Arbor, 1525 S. Fletcher Rd., Chelsea. Free; reservations required by the evening before. 475-7451. [map]

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 1-2:30 & 2:30-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft": Chelsea District Library.

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GameStart (Ann Arbor) staff show youth ages 8-14 how to use the Python programming language to play this popular computer game that involves building things with virtual blocks.
1-2:30 & 2:30-4 p.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]

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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"See a Juggler! Be a Juggler!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Chicago performer Jason Kollum introduces teens in grades 6-12 to the art of juggling with his interactive show blending balancing & juggling stunts with comic hilarity.
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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 3 & 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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 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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 4:15, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Ida": Michigan Theater.

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(Pawel Pawlikowski, 2013). A young woman in 1960s Poland is on the verge of taking vows to become a nun when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the Nazi occupation. Polish, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. $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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 5-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Improv Comedy Bootcamp": Chelsea District Library.

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Local improv comic offers 4-day workshop for teens ages 12-17 that culminated with a performance during the Sounds & Sights Festival on July 24.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (July 19 & 20), 5-7:30 p.m. (July 23), & 5:30-7:30 p.m. (July 24), CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]

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 6-8:30 p.m. 

Iris Folding: USArtQuest.

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Iris folding card making with David Larwa
The Iris folding technique can form many shapes, even the most basic appearing complex. But it is quite easy to do! Join expert David Larwa and learn this unique paper craft technique, perfectly suited for card making. Originating in Holland, strips of paper, ribbon or even fabric are layered in a spiral design which resembles the eye of a camera. Use beautiful art papers and make 4 different cards.
$35 - All Materials Included.
USArtQuest, 18650 W. Old US 12, Chelsea, MI 48118, Chelsea. $35. 800-766-0728. askanything@usartquest.com http://www.USArtQuest.com [map]

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 6 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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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help from club members. Knives and block-out and rough-cut patterns for sale.
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-1918. [map]

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 6-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Reading Improv Show": Chelsea District Library.

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Interactive improve comedy performance by a troupe of local teens who participated in the CDL improv comedy bootcamp (see July 19 Youth Activities listing).
6-7, CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

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 6-8 p.m. 

"Super Comics Challenge": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed., July 9-Aug. 13. Comics artist Jerzy Drozd, a contributing editor to the online comics anthology sugaryserials.com, leads adults teens in grade 6 & up in a series of 6 weekly drop-in programs during which they design dangerous fortresses, awesome heroes, lugubrious villains, and unlock achievements of the comics-storytelling masters.
6-8 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard. Free. 327-8301. [map]

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 6:45 & 9:15 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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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Andrew Meredith: Literati Bookstore.

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This North Carolina writer reads from The Removers, his debut memoir about working with his father as a remover, a worker who takes away bodies of people who die at home. The book has been praised for its poetic prose and unflinching rendering of gruesome truths. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 555-5567. [map]

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 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

MiRobotClub.

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All robotics hobbyists invited to work on and discuss robots.
7-9 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. (off Airport Blvd north of Ellsworth). Free. mirobotclub.com. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bring Your Own Bonsai": Ann Arbor Bonsai Society.

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A three-member panel offers advice on bonsai care and design. Those who would like to have a bonsai critiqued are asked to arrive by 6:30 p.m.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]

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 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Lighthouses: Ancient Times to Modern Michigan": Saline District Library.

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Photographer and U.S. Lighthouse Society member Lori Feret gives a slide-illustrated talk on the history of Michigan lighthouses.
7-8 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]

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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

History of Science Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss Edward Larson's Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]

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 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Dexter Twp. location TBA. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241.

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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"6th Annual Experience Blue Lake": Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Performances.

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July 21-23. Performances by different Blue Lake student ensembles. July 21: The Blue Lake Jazz Orchestra performs traditional and contemporary big band jazz by Count Basie, Woody Herman, Thad Jones, and Stan Kenton. The Blue Lake International Choir performs works from their European tour, including sacred and traditional American choral works. July 22: The Blue Lake International Choir, Alumni Choir, and International Youth Symphony Orchestra perform Beethoven's 9th Symphony and Mozart's Coronation Mass. July 23: the Blue Lake International Youth Symphony Orchestra performs Brahms' Symphony no. 1 in C minor, and works by Copland, Barber, and Cheetham.
7:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. (800) 221-3796. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

"Week After Art Fair Song Fest": Kerrytown Concert House.

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July 22-25. Pianist Kevin Bylsma accompanies Art Fair Song Fest cofounder and soprano Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers and other local singers in performances of classical art songs and cabaret songs. Singers include soprano Emily Benner, mezzo sopranos Monica Swartout-Bebow and Ellen Scholl, bass baritone Allen Schrott, and tenor Christopher Scholl. July 22-24: Programs of classical music. July 25: Program of cabaret songs.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Ticket prices TBA. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]

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 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're active. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Followed Apr. 9 & 23 at 11 p.m. by "Late Night @ Silvio's" swing dancing (see Nightspots).
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Vandenburg Room (July) & Pendleton Room (all Aug. dates except Aug. 27, Anderson Room). $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]

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