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Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 7, 2014






 
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Jackson County Brunch Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Moderate-paced ride, 25-50 miles, along the less traveled roads of scenic Jackson County.
9 a.m., meet at Cavanaugh Lake Park, Cavanaugh Lake Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, 3.2 miles west of Chelsea. Free. 994-5908. [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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 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Tues. & Thurs. Linda Zimmer reads stories for kids age 6 & under.
6 p.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Thurs.), Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [map]
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 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
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 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Wading the Lakeshore": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Kids age 4 & up invited to wade along the edge of the lake to look at plants, insects, and mussels. Shoes required.
10:30-11:30 a.m., Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, north off North Territorial, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 971-6337, ext. 334. [map]
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 11 a.m.-noon 

New Mom Group: Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.

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A biweekly group where new moms can discuss issues such as emotional and physical recovery after birth, changing family relationships, infant care, breastfeeding, incorporating family traditions, sleep, and other issues. It is a place to talk about whatever is on your mind surrounding parenting, and is a great way to meet and form friendships with other new moms. Your babies are welcome to join you. Most appropriate for moms of children 0-12 months old.
Location: Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor
Date/Time: Beginning July 10th-- 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month, 11am-12pm
Contact: Sarah Schneider Hong: sarah.hong@jfsannarbor.org or (734)769-0209
Cost: Suggested donation $5/session to benefit the JFS Specialty Food Pantry to purchase early childhood items.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Donation. (734)769-0209. sarah.hong@jfsannarbor.org www.jfsannarbor,org [map]
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 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kaleidoscope": Saline District Library.

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Stories and crafts for kids entering grades 2-6. July 10: "CSI: Saline!" A chance to solve a crime using forensic science. July 24: "Clink, Clank, Clunk," a chance to make a robot using found materials and a tin can. Aug. 7: "Volcanoes Rock!" A chance to learn about volcanoes, make a lava lamp, and observe a lava-like science experiment.
11 a.m.-noon & 2-3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [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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 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sonic Lunch": Bank of Ann Arbor.

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Every Thurs. (except July 3 & 17), June 5-Aug. 28. Musical entertainment by local and area performers.

June 5: Stepdad. Grand Rapids electronica-pop band.

June 12: Eric Hutchinson. NYC-based pop-rock singer-songwriter whose recently released CD, Pure Fiction, is a collection of engagingly melodic, passionate songs that includes "Tell the World," a tune selected as the theme song for the new NBC sitcom Growing Up Fisher.

June 19: Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers. Lansing pop-funk and soul quartet led by singer-songwriter Hertler.

June 26: The Wild Feathers. Straight-ahead rock 'n' roll with booming harmonies by this Nashville quintet that recently released its eponymous debut CD.

July 10: ZZ Ward. Highly regarded young singer-songwriter from Oregon whose music draws its influences from blues, soul, and hip-hop.

July 24: Appleseed Collective. Popular young local acoustic quartet whose music is an enchanting blend of lyric-based folk-rock with Dixieland and gypsy jazz rhythms and harmonies. The band recently released the acclaimed CD Young Love.

July 31: Vance Joy. Popular young pop-folk singer-songwriter from Melbourne whose 2013 debut EP, God Loves You When You're Dancing, has spawned a couple hit singles. Opening act is Keri Lynne Roche, a Detroit indie-rock singer-songwriter and American Idol season 12 contestant.

Aug. 7: Laith Al-Saadi. An eclectic mix of roots Americana, classic rock, and blues, including many originals, by a jazz-tinged, jam-oriented trio led by local singer-guitarist Al-Saadi.

Aug. 14: The Ragbirds. Inventive local country-rock band, fronted by singer-songwriter Erin Zindle, whose music mixes in elements of world music, groove rock, and edgy pop, using a diverse mix of instruments, including violin, mandolin, banjo, accordion, acoustic guitar, and percussion styles from around the world, as well as the old-fashioned drum kit.

Aug. 21: Michelle Chamuel. Passionate pop anthems by this former frontwoman of Ella Riot, a singer-songwriter who was runner-up on the 4th season of The Voice. Her debut single, "Go Down Singing," reached #12 on the iTunes pop chart. Opening act is Theo Katzman, an Ann Arbor-bred, NYC-based soul-based funk-folk singer-songwriter.

Aug. 28: The Alternate Routes. Guitar-fueled indie rock trio from Bridgeport (CT) known for its compact, melodic tunes with dark, intensely personal lyrics exploring a wide palette of emotions.

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11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Liberty Plaza, E. Liberty at S. Division. Free. 214-0109.
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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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 2-8 p.m.  Free! 

Free HIV Testing: S3 Safe Sex Store and HIV/AIDS Resource Center.

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Free HIV testing is available at S3 Safe Sex Store every Thursday until 8:00 p.m.
Testing is performed by HARC staff.
Walk-ins welcome, or call to schedule an appointment. Test takes approximately 20 minutes.
S3 Safe Sex Store, 1209 South University. Free. 734-741-1434. info@bak-inc.com www.s3safesexstore.com [map]
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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Ice Cream in a Bag": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades K-5 invited to make their own ice cream. Supplies provided.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 3-7 p.m. 

Farmers Market: Pittsfield Township.

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The Pittsfield Township Farmers Market is a weekly, summer market that features local and regional food and agricultural businesses, artisans, and entertainers. Stop by and pick up fresh produce, meats, and cheeses, baked goods, preserves, oils, and spices. Enjoy a snack or hot dinner while socializing with your neighbors and watching the children run around on the play ground. Kids specific activities and live entertainment will be featured on a rotating basis. Like us on Facebook (facebook.com/PittsfieldTwp) and follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/PittsfieldTwp) to stay up to date on weekly activities.
Each market features diverse offerings, including fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, and dairy products; hot foods; baked goods; seasonings, spices, and oils; artisan wares; community and non-profit groups; activities and entertainment; and seasonal items. This is a Michigan producer only market.
Pittsfield Township Administration Building, 6201 W. Michigan Ave. Free admission. 734 822-3152. farmersmarket@pittsfield-mi.gov pittsfield-mi.gov [map]
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 3-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Arrows Away": Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Every Thurs. & Sat. through Aug. 23. WRA park interpreter Katie McGlashen helps adults and kids age 8 & up learn to target shoot with a bow & arrow. Equipment provided.
3-4:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot, Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), and 6-7:30 p.m. (Sat.), Portage Lake Day Use Area, Seymour Rd. north off Mt. Hope Rd. (north from I-94 exit 150), Chelsea. Free. $10 annual vehicle entrance fee.
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 3 & 7 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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 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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 4 p.m. 

Cold Beer, Hot Jazz: MSV.

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Join us on the patio and lawn for
Cold Beer, Hot Jazz
Thursday, August 7
4pm - 7pm
In support of Ypsi-Ann Arbor Beer Week
Carson's American Bistro and Samuel Adams present:
3 SAMUEL ADAMS BEER STATIONS
9 different beers to sample
Boston Lager, Summer Ale & Rebel IPA
Cherry Wheat, White Lantern & Porch Rocker
Curious Traveler, Time Traveler & Illusive Traveler
sample the beer, meet the beer reps & talk beer
LIVE JAZZ
Listen to some great live jazz performances in
an overview of different jazz styles, performed
by local artists
GAMES * PRIZES * GIVEAWAYS
Provided by Samuel Adams Bucket List
STROLLING APPETIZERS
Pecan Chicken Bites, Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts and More
Free dessert offered for anyone that stays for dinner!
Reserve your spot today.
Call (888) 456-3463
Reservations are required.
Space is limited.
Cost to attend the Cold Beer, Hot Jazz event:
$19.95 per person, tax and gratuity not included.
(Must make separate reservations
Carson's American Bistro, 2000 Commonwealth Blvd. $19.95 (plus tax & tip). (888) 456-3463. info@msventures.net [map]
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 4:30 p.m. 

"The Grand Seduction": Michigan Theater.

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(Don McKellar, 2013). A small harbor town does all it can to lure a doctor to relocate there so that it can land a contract for a large factory.
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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 4:30-7:30 p.m. 

Annual Ice Cream Social: St. Andrew's United Church of Christ.

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Knockwurst, pulled pork, sloppy joes, German and American potato salad, baked beans, ice cream, and cake.
4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Andrew's UCC, 7610 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Cost TBA. 426-8610. [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Matter of Light and Memory: an analog and alternative photographic process exhibit": The Argus Museum/Washtenaw County Historical Society.

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The Argus Museum/Washtenaw County Historical Society is hosting Wayne State University students and alumni of the Experimental Photography Class annual photography exhibition. This year's show is entitled: Matter of Light and Memory- an analog and alternative photographic process exhibit. Under the direction of their professor, Deborah R. Kingery, educator, respected photographer and historian, the students have created remarkable work. The opening for this event is being held on Thursday, August 7th, from 6-8 pm. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. The show will be available for viewing M-F 9-5 through September 26th. The Argus Museum is located on the 2nd level of 525 West William Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48103.
Argus Museum, 525 West William. Free. 734-769-0770. cchidester@onealconstruction.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 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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 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Dirt Road Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced ride, 25-55 miles, on dirt roads.
6 p.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1175 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]
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 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Thursday Northeast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 15-25 miles, through some of the area's hillier terrain.
6:45 p.m. (May), 6:30 p.m., (Apr. & June-Aug.), 6:15 p.m. (Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297. [map]
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 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights": Chelsea Area Festivals & Events.

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Every Thurs., June 5-Aug. 14.Musical entertainment on 9 stages downtown, as well as Three Generations Entertainment with balloons and other activities for kids. The weekly musical program also includes an open mike stage. Also, Spontaneous Art interactive performance artists, a juried sculpture walk, and food vendors. The music is followed at dusk (except June 5) by "SRSLY Cinema," screenings of teen-friendly movies at the Clocktower Commons.

June 5: Eric the Juggler, the Ann Arbor alt-country band Corndaddy, the Howell pop-rock singer-songwriter Mike Vial, the Manchester Cajun & Creole quintet Creole du Nord, the rock band Spin Cycle, the Stevie Wonder/Motown tribute band 1s & 2s, and the Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band Salmagundi.

June 12: Dee Dee the Clown and face painter Nikki Skrobot, local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps, the local contemporary pop-folk singer-guitarist Travis Root, the southeast Michigan blues and classic rock quartet New Blues Street Project, the jazz ensemble The Veasey Trio, the local folk-rock Bob Skon Trio, and the local country-rock trio Cold Tone Harvest. Followed by Over the Hedge.

June 19: Eric the Juggler, the Ypsilanti rock 'n' roll quintet Captain Ivory, the versatile local singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist Spencer Michaud, the Chelsea High Celtic music ensemble Chelsea House Orchestra, the Ann Arbor self-styled "lounge-a-billy" band The Shelter Dogs, the rockabilly band Los Dingos del Norte, and the Pinckney classic rock party band Crossroads. Also, a demonstration of 1860s-era baseball by the Chelsea Monitor Base Ball Club. Followed by Big.

June 26: Dee Dee the Clown and face painter Nikki Skrobot, the Detroit Celtic rock quintet Bill Grogan's Goat, Detroit acoustic country-pop singer-singer Kari Holmes, the Chelsea garage blues band Bull Halsey, the country- and blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock duo Delbert Walling & Haley Smith, the Chelsea bluegrass and traditional American string quartet North Creek Fiddlers, and the jazz vocal trio David C. Bloom & Friends. Followed by The Three Stooges.

July 3: Eric the Juggler, the Chelsea rock 'n' roll band Coconut Radio,the Johnny Cash tribute band Cash Is King, the Blissfield acoustic folk-rock singer-songwriter Human Cannonball, the rock band Of One, the Ferndale Americana rock quartet Escaping Pavement, the Ann Arbor the blues duo Shari Kane & Dave Steele, and the Detroit pop-rock quintet Anthony Lai Band. Followed by Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

July 10: A2Magic magicians, the local blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock band Dorkestra, the acoustic pop band CrossBow & the Roadshow, the Dexter contemporary country-rock singer-songwriter Kaylyn Pace, the South Lyon acoustic country-rock trio Seven Bridges, the Chelsea acoustic Americana trio Mixed Nuts, the Howell country quartet Kari Holmes & the Modern Day Drifters, and the tap dance ensemble 2x4. Followed by Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.

July 17: Dee Dee the Clown and face painter Nikki Skrobot, the local blues and blues-rock quintet blues band The Bluesmatics, the local rock band StormFront, the blues-rock duo Peter & Ralph, the Ypsilanti punk-rockabilly Elvis tribute band Devil Elvis, the local alternative rock band Liquid Plasma, the Detroit pop-rock quintet McLaughlin's Alley, and vintage band music by the Town Band. Also, a demonstration of 1860s-era baseball by the Chelsea Monitor Base Ball Club. Followed by The Book Thief.

July 24: A2Magic magicians, the pop & lock dancer Poppet, spray paint artist Grant Willis, the Tree of Life Dancing & Drumming Society, the Ypsilanti Chicago blues quintet Blues Dog Inquisition, the veteran local acoustic folksinger-guitarist Marty Kohn, the Manchester traditional Cajun music duo Sel de Terre, the jazz-inflected Christian pop-folk ensemble From Grace, and the Westland country and blues ensemble Freddy Keys Band. Followed by Hotel for Dogs.

July 31: Eric the Juggler, the veteran Ann Arbor Cuban jazz ensemble Trio Tumbao, the Ypsilanti rock quartet The View, the acoustic blues and folk musician Ian Stewart, the Chelsea bluegrass and traditional American string quartet North Creek Fiddlers, the U-M student vintage pop a cappella ensemble Harmonettes, the Ypsilanti alternative rock band Arbor Reign, and the local folksy Americana trio Ebb Tide. Followed by We Bought a Zoo.

Aug. 7: Dee Dee the Clown and face painter Nikki Skrobot, local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps, the local country-rock trio Cold Tone Harvest, Jackson singer-songwriter James Muto, the Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band Salmagundi, the country- and blues-rock band Skye Hilliam & Drake, the Ann Arbor self-styled "lounge-a-billy" band The Shelter Dogs, and the rock band Of One. Followed by The Sound of Music.

Aug. 14: Eric the Juggler, the South Lyon acoustic country-rock trio Seven Bridges, the Ann Arbor American roots music singer-songwriter Dave Boutette, the Ferndale Americana rock quartet Escaping Pavement, the local acoustic pop-rock and folk-rock trio Old Friends, the local folk-rock Bob Skon Trio, and the local blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock band Dorkestra. Followed by Star Trek: Into Darkness.

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6:30-8:30 p.m., downtown Chelsea. Free. 475-1145, 433-2787.
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 7 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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 7 p.m. 

ACBL Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club.

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Every Thurs. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. No partner required.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $7. 761-6691. [map]
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 7-11 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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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Roxane Gay: Literati Bookstore.

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This Purdue University English professor reads from Bad Feminist, her new collection of essays that cover politics, criticism, and feminism through the lens of pop culture. "Gay is alternately hilarious, full of righteous anger, confiding, moving," says writer Elizabeth McCracken. "Bad Feminist is like staying up agreeing and arguing with the smartest person you ever met." Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Frank Lloyd Wright Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow-paced 15-mile ride on mountain or wide-tired road bikes over the lightly traveled, hard dirt roads behind Domino's Farms.
7 p.m., meet at 2722 Georgetown Blvd. north off Plymouth Rd. Free. 995-5017, 668-7706, 663-5060.
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Take a Hike!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A city natural area preservation naturalist leads a walk through the Furstenberg Native Garden to learn about native plants and trees, invasive plants, ecological restoration, and lots more.
7-8:30 p.m., meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School. Free. 327-8301.
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 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dancing to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week.
7:30-10 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 395-4223. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Gazebo Concerts: Village of Manchester.

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Area musicians perform a series of outdoor concerts in Manchester's downtown gazebo. Bring picnics, chairs, and blankets. Rain or shine. June 26: Moxie Strings. Local Celtic and Americana fiddle/cello duo. July 3: Patriotic marches and swing by the Manchester Brass Band. July 10: T.J. Thomas & the Kentucky Strait Band. Veteran Manchester country band led by singer-guitarist Thomas. July 24: The Billy King Band. Local blues-flavored rock 'n' roll band led by singer-songwriter-guitarist King. July 31: local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps with mandolinist Jason Dennie. Aug. 7: The Raisin Pickers. Veteran Manchester-based string ensemble that plays old-time jug band dance music, western swing, and newgrass.
7:30 p.m., Wurster Park gazebo (Main St. just west of M-52), Manchester. Rain location: Emanuel Church hall, 324 W. Main, Manchester. Free; donations appreciated. 428-0159.
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 8 p.m. 

A Midsummmer Night's Dream": Brass Tacks Ensemble.

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July 25 & 26 and Aug. 1, 2, & 7-9. This local ensemble presents Shakespeare's delightful comic fantasy, set in an enchanted forest, about a jealous tiff between the king and queen of the fairies, and the more or less unfortunate mortal lovers snared in their mischief. Cast: Mary Conley, Christina D'Amato, Liane Golightly, Jenna Hinton, Greg Kovas, Jeffrey Miller, Laura Tanner, & David Widmayer.
8 p.m., Ann Arbor Civic Theater Studio Space (July 25 & 26 and Aug. 1 & 2), 322 W. Ann, & Kerrytown Concert House (Aug. 7-9), 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15 (students, $5). Reservations recommended via BTEreservations@gmail.com. 769-2999. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Lego Contest Awards Ceremony: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Announcement of the winners of the 5th annual AADL Lego Contest in 6 categories: preschool and grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, and adult. Also, public display (6-8 p.m.) of all the entries, which must be delivered to the downtown library, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today. Rules and guidelines available at aadl.org.
8 p.m., Kensington Ct., 610 Hilton Blvd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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Poor Angus: The Ark.

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Hamilton (ON) quintet whose self-styled "progressive Celtic" music is a rowdy, rousing mix of traditional Irish and Scottish music, Irish punk, classic rock, and classical music.
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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"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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"Moonshadow Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Slow-, moderate-, and fast-paced rides, 10-15 miles, along the Border-to-Border Trail from Dexter to Hudson Mills Metropark.
9 p.m., Mill Creek Park parking lot (behind the Fire Station), Main & Jeffords, Dexter. Free. 424-4802.
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"Summer Classics after Dark": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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July 31: Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme, 1984). Exuberant Talking Heads concert film regarded by many as the best concert film of all time.

Aug. 7: The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg, 1976). Cult film starring David Bowie stars as an extraterrestial seeking help for his drought-stricken planet who is seduced by the material satisfactions of life on Earth.

Aug. 14: Alphaville: The Strange Adventure of Lemmy Caution (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965). Hardboiled detective story is crossed with dystopian sci-fi in this story about a man sent to destroy an almost-human computer who falls in love with its inventor's daughter. Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina.

Aug. 21: A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971). Disturbingly vivid adaptation of Anthony Burgess's sci-fi satire about behaviorist schemes to pacify antisocial misfits. Malcolm McDowell.

Aug. 28: The Visitor (Michael J. Paradise, 1979). Psychological thriller about a girl with telekinetic powers who becomes the focus of an interspacial struggle between good and evil. Lance Henriksen, John Huston, Mel Ferrer, Glenn Ford, Franco Nero, Shelley Winters.

Sept. 4: Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (Terry Jones, 1983). Those wacky Brits take on life, death, and the big picture in this outrageous, bawdy comedy spoofing every stage of human existence.

Sept. 11: Mommie Dearest (Frank Perry, 1981). Biopic about Hollywood icon Joan Crawford based on her daughter's scathing memoir. Faye Dunaway.

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10 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $8 (MTF member, $6.50) in advance at ticketweb.com and at the door. 668-TIME. [map]
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