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Sunday, August 3, 2014






 
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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.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Dressage at Waterloo": Waterloo Hunt Club.

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Aug. 1-3 & 21-24. Competitive equine ballet by skilled regional horses and riders, highlighted by graceful freestyle routines set to music. Bring your own lawn chairs; no pets. Concessions.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free admission. 426-2088.
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

Measuring & Mapping: Time To Get In The Water!: Huron River Watershed Council.

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We want you to join a team that will measure and map a stream site this summer! Learn to "read a river" by characterizing the bed, the banks and other indicators of stream health. You must first attend a training on the field techniques in a hands-on workshop. Then, people will form into teams to map a site on a later date selected by you and the team.
No prior knowledge is necessary. You will not get wet at the training but you will walk IN the stream and possibly over uneven terrain when you map your site.
Activity: A stream in Livingston, Oakland, Wayne or Washtenaw Counties
August 3, 2014, for training, and then 4 hours sometime in August, depending on your schedule
DEADLINE: Register by July 31, 2014.
Use the link below to register.http://www.hrwc.org/volunteer/registration-for-first-time-volunteers/
Please register for Measuring and Mapping: : http://www.hrwc.org/volunteer/measure-and-map/measuring-and-mapping-registration/
HWRC, 1100 N Main Street. Free. jfrenzel@hrwc.org hrwc.org [map]
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 9:30 a.m.  Free! 

"German American Heritage Sunday": Bethlehem United Church of Christ.

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A performance by the German dance troupe the Almrausch Schuhplattler. Also, the 10 a.m. service includes a performance of German hymns by the New Schwaben Singers.
9:30 a.m., Bethlehem UCC, 423 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 665-6149. [map]
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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Chakra Gardening Party".

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Apr. 27, May 4, June 1, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, & Oct. 12. Longtime local gardener Kathy Squiers gives tours of her 7 gardens inspired by the chakras. Attendees are invited to help develop the gardens, including work on site preparation, planting, and transplanting. Also, discussion of chakras. Refreshments.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., 1280 Sylvan Rd., Chelsea. Donation; reservations required. 475-3408. [map]
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 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

29th Annual Exotic Bird Exhibition: Ann Arbor Companion Bird Club.

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Display of live exotic birds from around the world, with sales of birds and bird-related items. Veterinarians and other experts are on hand to answer questions. Also, bird talks TBA. Informational displays by representatives from various national avian organizations. Raffles
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Clarion Hotel, 2900 Jackson Rd. Admission $3 (children under age 12, free). 545-5282. [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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 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Every Sun. except July 6 & 13. Talk by Gelek Rimpoche, an incarnate lama from Tibet who lives in Ann Arbor.
10-11 a.m., Jewel Heart Center, 1129 Oak Valley Dr. (between Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. & Ellsworth). Free. 994-3387. [map]
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 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

4th Annual Fairy Festival: The Sunday Artisan Market.

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Face painting, crafts, live Irish fairy music, a dance floor, and more. Also, local "fairyologist" Jonathan Wright discusses all things fairy. Treats for those in costume. Part of the Artisan Market, which today features fairy door makers Bob and Pat Simmons and other artists who make fairy-inspired work.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers' Market. Free admission. tsamcommunications@gmail.com.
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 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

Congregational Picnic: Temple Beth Emeth.

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All invited for a potluck picnic (bring a side dish to pass). Also, a chance to use the park's tennis courts, soccer fields, volleyball courts, and more. Some equipment provided, but bring your own if you have it.
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. Free; $7 vehicle entry fee. Reservations required by emailing bgrieloff@gmail.com. [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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 1, 4, & 7:30 p.m. 

"Boyhood": Michigan Theater.

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Aug. 1-7. (Richard Linklater, 2014). Groundbreaking story about a boy growing up that was filmed with the same cast over the course of 12 years. Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette.
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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 1-4 p.m. 

Fundraiser for Loca Para-Equestrian: Cedar Ridge Equestrian Center.

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Cedar Ridge Equestrian Center is hosting a fundraiser with pony rides and a silent auction on Saturday and Sunday, August 2-3 from 1-4pm each day. In addition, the Center will offer a sign-up for four one-hour lessons with a CREC instructor for $60.
All proceeds from the fundraiser and lessons will be donated to Sydney Collier, who is representing the US Para-Equestrian Dressage Team in the 2014 AllTech FEI World Equestrian Games in France this August-September.
Cedar Ridge Equestrian Center, 5415 Waters Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $10 donation. 734-476-8346. pony4carol@att.net [map]
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 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Kitty Donohoe: Ann Arbor Senior Center Concerts in the Park.

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Performance by this popular Irish American roots-music singer-songwriter from Detroit who specializes in story songs. In its review of her latest CD Northern Border, Sing Out! calls her "one of the rare singer-songwriters to sensuously weave words and melody into a strong and mesmerizing fabric." 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 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 Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), modern constructed (Thurs.), standard constructed (Fri.), 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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 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Concerts in the Courtyard": Kerrytown Market & Shops.

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Every Sun. Performances by local musicians. Aug. 3: San & Emily & Jacob. Acoustic trio of multi-instrumentalist San Slomovits (best known as half of the popular family-friendly duo Gemini), his violinist daughter Emily Slomovits, and bassist Jacob Warren. Aug. 10: Royal Garden Trio. Led by guitarist Brian Delaney, this trio plays early jazz standards and Hot Club-style gypsy jazz. Aug. 17: bluegrass-Gypsy jazz trio Wire in the Wood. Aug. 24: Gemini. See San & Emily & Jacob, above.
1-3 p.m., Kerrytown Courtyard. Free. 369-3107. [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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 2-4 p.m. 

Contact Improv.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this interactive, free-form dance style that involves a rolling point of contact between two or more people through which dancers give and share weight. It is somewhere between tango, modern dance, aikido, wrestling, gymnastics, and none of the above, and usually takes place without music. People do contact improv in any combination of genders, and there are no steps. No partner required; beginners welcome. Followed by discussion and socializing.
2-4 p.m., Phoenix Center, 200 S. Main (above Elmo's). $5-$10 sliding scale based on ability to pay. 604-4416. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

Dinosaur Tours: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. 30-minute docent-led tour of the museum's dinosaur exhibits.
2 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free, but limited to the first 15 people to sign up for each tour. 764-0478. [map]
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 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

Lughnasadh: Shining Lakes Grove.

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All invited to join local pagans in a ritual honoring the Celtic sun god Lugh. Raffle & potluck. Preceded on Aug. 2 (8-10 p.m.) by a fire watch.
2-5 p.m., Cavallo Farms, 2185 N. Harris, Ypsilanti. Free. 277-1897. [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! 

"Ancient/Modern Gallery Conversation": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Aug. 3 & 9. U-M museum studies professor Carla Sinopoli (Aug. 3) and art & design professor Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo (Aug. 9) lead discussions of the current exhibit of everyday objects that have remained relatively unchanged for millennia.
2 p.m., Kelsey Museum Upjohn entrance, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304. [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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 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Field to Forest Botany Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Led by WCPARC naturalist Faye Stoner.
2-4 p.m., Northfield Woods Preserve, E. Northfield Church Rd. just north of Joy Rd. Free. 971-6337, ext. 334.
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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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 3-6 p.m. 

Hines Pink Panthers BBQ Fundraiser: Hines Pink Panthers for Susan G. Komen 3-Day.

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Event includes: dinner, refreshments, dunk tank, bounce house and a gift basket raffle. Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.
Nankin Mills Pavillon, on Ann Arbor Trail & Hines Drive. $10 for Adults $5 for Children 14 & under. shore1129@yahoo.com
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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! 

"Hunting Mastodons": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Hands-on 20-minute interactive demo exploring how scientists study the evidence of mastodon hunting by people living in Michigan during the last Ice Age. Geared toward adults and kids age 5 & up.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]
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 4:30 p.m. 

3rd Annual Backyard BBQ Fundraiser: Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Buffet dinner catered by Zingerman's Roadhouse, silent and live auctions, and live music.
4:30 p.m., Cornman Farms, 8540 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. Tickets $70 ($100 ticket includes the 8 p.m. performance of The Last Romance at Purple Rose Theatre) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org/bbq. 433-7782, ext. 14. [map]
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 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Royal Cousins at War: The Final Blow to the Royal Houses of Europe": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of the first in a 2-part BBC TV film--part documentary, part historical dramatization--about the outbreak of WWI, when three cousins reigned over Europe's greatest powers-Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Kaiser Wilhelm II of German, and King George V of England. The Michigan Theater screens two other BBC WWI history documentaries this week: "Churchill's First World War" (Aug. 3 at 7 p.m.) and "37 Days: The Road to World War 1" (Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m.).
4:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
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 5-9 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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 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.  Free! 

"Churchill's First World War": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of the BBC TV film-part documentary, part historical dramatization--about the young Churchill's role in the disastrous Battle of Gallipoli and his subsequent efforts to redeem his reputation. The Michigan Theater screens two other BBC history documentaries this week: "Royal Cousins at War: The Final Blow to the Royal Houses of Europe" (Aug. 2, 4:30 p.m.) and "37 Days: The Road to World War 1" (Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m.).
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Liz Larin: The Ark.

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Folk-inflected pop-rock singer-songwriter from Detroit who is currently showcasing material from her latest project, Hurricane, a song cycle exploring the chaos of love and life. Opening act is Soleil Moon, a Chicago pop-rock band.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 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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 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary. Preceded at 7 p.m. by beginning lessons and practice.
8-10 p.m., Michigan Union Ballroom (Aug. 3, 17, 24, & 31 and Sept. 7 and Oct. 12, 19, & 26) and Michigan League Ballroom (Aug. 10 & Sept. 28 & Oct. 5). $5 ($10 includes lessons). 763-6984. [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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