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Calendar of Events

Monday, August 4, 2014






 
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 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.
8 a.m. (June-Aug.) & 9 a.m. (Apr., May, & Sept.-Nov.), meet at 960 Forest Rd. off Country Club Dr., Barton Hills. Free. 761-2885, 663-5060.

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 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Camp Keha at the Reptile Zoo: Great Lakes Zoological Society.

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The Great Lakes Zoological Society is offering a wild experience for kids this summer! When school is out of session, learning and exploration continues at the Reptile Zoo! Beginning on June 16th and going through August 22nd kids can stay active and entertained this summer while learning about animals, nature and the environment. 3-day and 5-day camps available. A new adventure waits each day, as campers learn how to better care for animals and the Earth we share. Campers will have opportunities for unique hands-on animal experiences in addition to participating in games, crafts and 'green' activities. All camps are from 9am-4pm; Registration is open now, early registration discount before April 30th!
Great Lakes Zoological Society- World of Discovery, 6885 Jackson Rd. $145 3-day, $240 5-day. (734)332-1628. education@glzszoo.org glzszoo.org [map]

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 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Horse Riding Summer Camp: Cedar Ridge Equestrian Center.

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Cedar Ridge Equestrian Center's summer camp programs provide the safest and most enjoyable experience and plenty of individual attention for each participant. All camp participants will have fun learning about riding and horse care. There is mounted instruction twice a day.
Carolyne Wheeler -- instructor, designer and supervisor -- is an accredited district commissioner of the United States Pony Club. Carolyne is also certified in CPR and first aid.
The summer horse camp is a 4-day program. Camp is in session from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday thru Thursday. Extended hours are available. Camp is open to all children between the ages of 5 and 17. Ability will be evaluated the first day of camp so that children are grouped accordingly.
2014 Summer Camp Dates are: June 9-12, June 16-19, June 23-26, July 7-10, July 14-17, July 28-31, August 4-7, August 11-14, August 18-21, and August 25-28.
To register, please contact Carolyne Wheeler at pony4carol@att.net or at 734-476-8346
Cedar Ridge Equestrian Center, 5415 Waters Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. 734-476-8346. pony4carol@att.net www.cedarridgeequestriancenter.com [map]

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 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Musical Theater Summer Camp: Deutsche Schule Ann Arbor.

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The Deutsche Schule Ann Arbor presents:
The Mixed Up Fairytale Kingdom
Musical Theater Summer Camp - all in German
For Children (Kindergarden - 8th grade)
Little Red Riding Hood visits a sick Rumpelstilzchen, the 7 Dwarves meet the witch, The nasty wolf runs into Hänsel und Gretel... or was it the other way around?
Each seems to have landed in the wrong tale. What will we ever do about it?
Come and find out! We will discover a new land! With all of you! Big and small alike-everyone has a role to play.
Dates:
1. 21.07.2014 - 25.07.2014, daily 9am - 3pm
2. 28.07.2014 - 01.08.2014, daily 9am - 3pm
3. 04.08.2014 - 08.08.2014, daily 9am - 3pm
Dixboro United Methodist Church, 5221 Church Street. $220 - $250/week. 734-995-0313. yvonnestevens@comcast.net www.deutscheschuleannarbor@weebly.com [map]

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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]

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 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Kids' Camp: Global Gourmet - AM.

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There's no shortage of interesting, international recipes out there and since we only have four days, here are some of our favorites. The yin & yang of Chinese flavors, incredible Indian spices, fresh ingredients in Mexican cooking, and Italian classics. This series will leave you not only with a full belly, but a tasty collection of recipes. We hope to broaden your palate by introducing bold flavors and textures from our featured countries. We'll teach knife skills, baking, frying, and grilling. 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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 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Summer Story Hour": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Aug. 4, 11, & 18. TBE librarian Clare Kinberg reads stories for preschoolers ages 3-5, accompanied by a caregiver.
10 a.m., 2309 Packard. Free. tbe_library@templebethemeth.org, 665-4744. [map]

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 10:30-11::30 a.m..  Free! 

"Sensation Stations": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All toddlers ages 18 months-3 years invited to drop in to engage their senses by scooping, pouring, squeezing, and shaking a variety of materials.
10:30-11:30 a.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]

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 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Art on the Go": Saline District Library.

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Every Mon. through Aug. 11. Two Twelve Arts representatives show award-winning book art. Followed by a chance to make some book art. For kids ages 6-12.
11 a.m. & 1 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]

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 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles": Barnes & Noble.

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A variety of ninja-related activities for kids ages 5-10.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. Preregistration required. 973-1618. [map]

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 11:30 a.m., and 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 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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 Noon  Free! 

Ele's Place Tour of the Heart: Ele's Place Ann Arbor.

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There are few things more heart breaking than when family member dies leaving behind young children. Together, we can offer families support, guidance and a place for their kids to begin healing.
We would like to offer you the opportunity to see a behind the scenes snapshot of the important services that Ele's Places offers to grieving families in our community. Please join us for our Tour of the Heart. This is not a fundraiser; attendees are asked for nothing at a tour. It is simply a one hour inspirational and educational tour of the work and mission of Ele's Place.
Ele's Place is a healing center for grieving children and teens. Each week, peer support group programs help hundreds of children, ages 3-18, learn how to cope and begin to heal after the death of a parent, sibling, or close family friend.
Please RSVP to Kate at (734) 929-6640 or ktippett@elesplace.org
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor - Saline Road, Ann Arbor MI. Free. 734-929-6640. ktippett@elesplace.org www.elesplace.org [map]

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 Noon 

"Charity Begins at Home Golf Outing": Polo Fields Country Club.

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Golf scramble. After a shotgun start, each player hits every shot from the spot of the best ball of their foursome. Participants may register individually or as a team. Proceeds benefit the North Star Reach camp for kids with serious health problems. Preceded by lunch. Followed by dinner and a live auction.
Noon (registration begins at 10:30 a.m.), Polo Fields, 5200 Polo Fields Dr. (off Zeeb north of Liberty). $300 per golfer (dinner only, $125 per person) in advance at polofieldsccmi.com. 998-1555. [map]

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 1:30-4:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Cooks! Kids' Camp: Global Gourmet - PM.

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There's no shortage of interesting, international recipes out there and since we only have four days, here are some of our favorites. The yin & yang of Chinese flavors, incredible Indian spices, fresh ingredients in Mexican cooking, and Italian classics. This series will leave you not only with a full belly, but a tasty collection of recipes. We hope to broaden your palate by introducing bold flavors and textures from our featured countries. We'll teach knife skills, baking, frying, and grilling. 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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 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Lego Club": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 5-12 invited to play with the CDL Lego collection to see what they can make.
2-3:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

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 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"1st Monday Anime Afternoons": Saline District Library.

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July 7 & Aug. 4. All teens invited to watch anime films. The July 7 event includes a "mixed manga" art class (preregistration required).
3-4 p.m., SDL Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]

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 3:45 p.m. 

"A Summer's Tale": Michigan Theater.

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(Eric Rohmer, 1996). Recently released in the U.S. for the first time, this romantic comedy concerns a young mathematician who, much to his surprise, ends up juggling relationships with 3 women on his vacation in Brittany. French, subtitles.
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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 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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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"New Rider Night": Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Mon., except Labor Day. Group ride to Dexter and back on Huron River Dr. at a relaxed 15-18 mph speed to accommodate riders who are new to group riding. Bring a water bottle, spare tube, and pump. Helmet required.
6 p.m., Wheeler Park. Free. aavc.org. [map]

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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Paved Country Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced training ride, 18-24 miles, along country roads west of town.
5 p.m. (Apr. & Oct.), 5:30 p.m. (May), & 6 p.m. (June-Sept.), meet at Pine Cross Ln. east off Parker Rd. (between Jackson & Liberty), Scio Twp. Free. 426-5116. [map]

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 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Strides for Hope Kickoff Party: Cancer Support Community.

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Are you looking for a way to celebrate the milestones you have achieved in your recovery, honor a loved one, or give back to your community?
The Cancer Support Community has the answer for you!
Strides for Hope is a charity marathon training team for which participants raise money to provide support education, and hope to people affected by cancer with the help of the CSC. As a participant, you will receive a comprehensive training program to help you prepare to complete the Rock n' Roll San Antonio 1/2 Marathon or 5K Mini Marathon. Whether you are a walker or a runner, a novice or a veteran marathoner, our program is designed for you!
All of this for a great cause - to help raise money for the free support services offered to adults and children in our community affected by cancer.
Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, 2010 Hogback Rd Suite 3 Ann Arbor MI 48105. Free. 734.975.2500. beth@cancersupportannarbor.org http://cancersupportannarbor.org/ [map]

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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"37 Days: The Road to World War 1": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of the BBC TV dramatization of the days between the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914 and the declaration of war between Britain and Germany on Aug. 4. The Michigan Theater screens two other BBC WWI history documentaries this week: "Royal Cousins at War: The Final Blow to the Royal Houses of Europe" (Aug. 2, 4:30 p.m.) and "Churchill's First World War" (Aug. 3, 7 p.m.).
6:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]

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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Volleyball in the Park": Ann Arbor Ski Club.

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Every Mon. All adults age 21 & older invited to join a volleyball game. All skill levels welcome.
6:30 p.m.-dark, Burns Park (just east of the picnic pavilion), corner of Wells & Baldwin. Free. a2skiclub.org. [map]

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 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Parenting Through Separation and Divorce": University Center for the Child and Family.

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The University Center for The Child and Family (UCCF) provides free workshop that deliver practical advice in a collaborative, caring environment. In this workshop, we help parents understand their children's needs during the time of separation and divorce and offer specific suggestions for creating the most beneficial post-divorce parenting relationships.
University Center for the Child and Family, 500 E. Washington Suite 100. Free. (734) 764- 9466. umuccf@umich.edu uccf.umich.edu [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Linwood Barclay: Nicola's Books.

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This best-selling writer reads from No Safe House, his darkly comic novel that concerns the Archer family, who first appeared in his No Time for Goodbye. Now the family is fighting for survival against hired killers. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Matthew Gavin Frank: Literati Bookstore.

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This Michigan-based writer reads from Preparing the Ghost, his book-length lyrical essay about the amateur naturalist who first photographed the near-mythic giant squid in 1874. Writer Matt Bell calls the book "a triumph of obsession, a masterful weaving of myth and science." Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Organ Series: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

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Every Mon. A series of concerts by area organists on the Le Tourneau pipe organ.

Aug. 4: "The Six-Winged Seraph, the Moon, and a Star." Organist Timothy Huth performs works by Simon Preston, Louis Vierne, Bach, and Charles Tournemire.

Aug. 11: David Banas & Danny Forger.

Aug. 18: Andrew Lang & Emma Whitten.

Aug. 25: Marijim Thoene.

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7 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi, 2250 E. Stadium. Donation. 769-2550, 821-2124. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Native Pollinators": Evening Herb Study Group.

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Talk by U-M research museum collection manager Mark O'Brien.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Bells at Michigan": U-M School of Music.

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Yale University carillon student Rachel Perfecto plays the Burton Tower carillon. Bring a picnic dinner and something to sit on, if you wish.
7 p.m., Ingalls Mall. Free. 764-0594.

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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Civilized Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced "no-drop" ride, 12-18 miles, to Dexter, with a possible stop for ice cream. A good rise for beginners. Basic repair tips offered at 6:30 p.m.
7 p.m. sharp, 610 Brierwood Ct. (off Arborview east of Westwood from Dexter). Free. 945-4133. [map]

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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Importance of Shakespeare and Classic Theater": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by Michigan Shakespeare Festival artistic director Janice Blixt
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4555. [map]

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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Women Traveling Solo: Travel Tips": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by U-M Dearborn Office of International Affairs student counselor Margaret Flannery, a member of Hostelling International USA.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4555. [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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 8 p.m. 

A.J. Croce: The Ark.

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The son of 70s icon Jim Croce, Croce is a singer-pianist whose repertoire includes traditional blues, jazz, and R&B tunes and stylish, alternately wry and whimsical originals composed in traditional styles.
8 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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