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Calendar of Events

Sunday, August 17, 2014






 
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 8-11 a.m. 

PNT Pancake Breakfast (with the Pig): Performance Network Theatre.

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The PNT kickoff weekend finishes up on Sunday, Aug. 17 from 8-11 a.m. Families are encouraged to come hungry to the theater for Pancake Breakfast with the Pig. Visit with the Pig from the popular "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" children's story, and join as she reads several of the popular books. There will be children's activities and maybe even a special appearance by a certain Mouse with an appetite for cookies. The cost for the breakfast is $7 per person, $10 per couple, or $15 per family. Seating is limited for this event, and reservations are encouraged.
Performance Network Theatre, 120 East Huron St. $15/family. 734-663-0681. pnet618@gmail.com pntheatre.org [map]

 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

Enhancement Day: Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary.

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Enhancement Days are when we tackle those bigger projects like painting, maintenance & repairs, and other tasks. If you are interested in helping with any of the upcoming Work Days, or need further information, please email volunteer@rabbitsanctuary.org so we will know how many volunteers to expect.
Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary, confidential until needed; located in Willis, Ypsilanti. Free. volunteer@rabbitsanctuary.org http://www.rabbitsanctuary.org/info/events.php

 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.

 11 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

35th Annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival.

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Aug. 15-17. 100,000 people usually visit this award-winning cultural heritage showcase of historical exhibits, tours, live entertainment (see below), kids activities, contests, and much more in Riverside Park, Frog Island Park, and Depot Town. Also, an arts & crafts fair, a "5K Heritage Hustle" (Aug. 16, 8 a.m.), an interactive "Time Machine" living history area, and the "Riverside Beer Garden." Lots of food and drinks available. For updated entertainment schedule see ypsilantiheritagefestival.com. Today:

At the Main Stage: Dearborn postpunk Celtic and American folk-influenced quartet Ghost City Searchlight (12:30 p.m.), the highly regarded local experimental acoustic roots-music sextet Dragon Wagon (2 p.m.), the popular Ypsilanti self-styled "crabgrass" sextet Black Jake & the Carnies (3:30 p.m.).

At the Community Stage: Entertainment TBA (11 a.m. and 12:15 & 2:15 p.m.), and the local R&B, soul, & blues septet the Jake Lives Band (1:15 p.m.).

At the Family Stage: Toddler Talent Show (noon, kids ages 2-5), the Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra (1:30 p.m.), and a Kids Talent Show (2:30 p.m., kids ages 6-16).

In Depot Town: The Ypsilanti dark synth pop band Ministry of Boredom (noon) and Nausea Valley (1 p.m.), an Ypsilanti band led by singer-songwriter Patrick Elkins.

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Depot Town/Riverside Park, Ypsilanti. Free admission (nominal charge for some special events). ypsilantiheritagefestival.com.

 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Show and sale of works by local artists, with emphasis on paintings and photography (Aug. 10), pottery (Aug. 17), sculpture and paper arts (Aug. 24), and toys (Aug. 31). The Aug. 3 market is the 4th Annual Fairy Festival (see separate listing on the 3rd).
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers' Market. Free admission. tsamcommunications@gmail.com.

 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Piazza Zingermanza": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Aug. 16 & 17. Taste samples and sale of hams, cheeses, oils, and other Italian foods. Also, demos of how to make mozzarella and the ancient art of splitting open a wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Zingerman's Events on Fourth, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free admission. 663-3400. [map]

 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.

 1-7 p.m. 

Annual Corn Roast: Ann Arbor Ski Club.

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Newcomers and members invited to this event kicking off the club's 60th season of trips and activities. Grilled corn, hot dogs, beverages, and preheated grills provided. Bring your own food to grill and a dish to pass, if you like. Also, volleyball and other games. Those under age 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
1-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard (next to Buhr Park). $5 admission. a2skiclub.org. [map]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Old Fashion Ice Cream Social: Saline area Schools Historic Preservation Foundation.

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On Sunday, August 17 from 1-4 p.m. at Weber-Blaess One-Room School, enjoy homemade ice cream as ladies with white gloves & parasols roam the grounds surrounded by antique cars. Grilled hot dogs and other refreshments will be served. Admission is free--food concessions is available as a fundraiser. Musical entertainment, games and crafts for children, a balloon artist and reenactments in the school will also be featured. Children from Saline Area Schools will provide insight into the teachings and discipline of a young maiden teacher to her students plus use McGuffey readers and skateboards. The Saline Fire Department will conduct a bucket brigade to demonstrate 1800's firefighting way of transporting water to put out a blaze. Contests will include "Bag-O", croquet and watermelon seed spitting. Walking on stilts will also be competitively challenged between Saline School Board of Education, Saline Area Schools administration and the Saline City Counci
Weber-Blaess One-Room School, 555 Woodland Drive, Saline, MI, Saline. Free. Free admission. 734-429-5922. cheryl.hoeft@gmail.com [map]

 1-3 p.m. 

"Brewing Methods": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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

 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]

 1:30 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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June 21 & 23: The Godfather (Frank Oz, 1984). (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972). Iconic epic portrait of a Mafia patriarch and his family. Based on the Mario Puzo novel. Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton.

June 28 & 30: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols, 1966). Film Adaptation of Edward Albee's classic drama about the cruelty spouses are capable of inflicting on each other. Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis.

July 4: The Great Escape (John Sturges, 1963). A cocky group of British and American prisoners of war plan and execute an escape from a maximum-security German prison camp. Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Coburn, Charles Bronson. 1:30 p.m.

July 5 & 7: The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1968). Outrageous comedy about a hard-luck Broadway producer who schemes to get rich with a surefire flop--a musical about Hitler. Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder.

July 12 & 14: The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955). August 13 & 15. Expressionistic black-comedy thriller about a psychotic ex-con preacher who terrorizes 2 orphaned children in order to get his hands on a cache of money stashed away by their father. Screenplay by James Agee. Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish.

July 19 & 21: Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper, 1969). Classic counterculture road movie about 2 biker burnouts who set out to find America. Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson.

July 26 & 28: The General (Buster Keaton, 1927). Classic silent comedy-adventure that stars the great Buster Keaton as a clownish Confederate engineer pursuing Union spies who made off with his locomotive-and his girl!. The film concludes with a spectacular chase sequence that includes the collapse of a bridge as the train crosses it. With live organ accompaniment.

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1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Tues.) & TBA (July 4), Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). [map]

 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium.

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Daily, July & Aug. . 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.

The Little Star That Could (12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) 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.

Waiting Far Away (12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an exploration about far away places both in the universe and in our imagination.

Exploring New Horizons (2:30 p.m. daily) is an audiovisual show about the mission of the New Horizons spacecraft to a dwarf planet that also explores the history and importance of the scientific method.

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

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Artistic Impositions in the Photographic Portrait": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of 16 photographic portraits of artists that range from the surreal to the seemingly straightforward.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Herbalist Rowena Conahan leads a hike to learn how to identify, gather, and prepare edible and medicinal plants.
2-4 p.m., Scio Woods Preserve, north side of Scio Church Rd. west of Wagner, Scio Twp. Free; preregistration required. 971-6337, ext. 335.

 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Herbalist Rowena Conahan leads a hike to learn how to identify, gather, and prepare edible and medicinal plants.
2-4 p.m., Scio Woods Preserve, north side of Scio Church Rd. west of Wagner, Scio Twp. Free; preregistration required. 971-6337, ext. 335.

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: Dogs Laugh with Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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

 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Simple Circuits with Engineers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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July 27 & Aug. 17. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Southeast Michigan Section) representatives help kids in grades 3-5 design simple electric circuits.
2-5 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch (July 27), 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard), & AADL 4th-floor meeting room (Aug. 17), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"The Cat Who Ran": Carriage House Theatre/Spinning Dot Theatre.

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Aug. 14-17 & 21-24. Jenny Koppera directs local actors in Toyoko Nishida's family-friendly play based on a Japanese tale by Naoko Kudo. The action centers on the unlikely meeting of a cat and fish and the evolution of their joyful friendship. With puppetry, movement, and music. For all ages.
6 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Carriage House Theatre, 541 Third St. $10 suggested donation. 546-6441, contact@carriagehousetheatre.org. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"The Cat Who Ran": Carriage House Theatre/Spinning Dot Theatre.

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Aug. 14-17 & 21-24. Jenny Koppera directs local actors in Toyoko Nishida's family-friendly play based on a Japanese tale by Naoko Kudo. The action centers on the unlikely meeting of a cat and fish and the evolution of their joyful friendship. With puppetry, movement, and music. For all ages.
6 p.m. (Thurs. & Fri.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Carriage House Theatre, 541 Third St. $10 suggested donation. 546-6441, contact@carriagehousetheatre.org. [map]

 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]

 2 p.m. 

"The Sound of Music with a Twist": Children's Creative Center.

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Aug. 13-17. Local kids present a musical inspired by The Sound of Music.
7:30 p.m. (Aug. 13-16) & 2 p.m. (Aug. 17), Children's Creative Center, 1600 Pauline (at Kay Pkwy. east of Stadium). Tickets $50 for Aug. 15 benefit show that includes a twilight reception & $15 (students & seniors, $10) for all other dates in advance and at the door. 769-0019. [map]

 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]

 4 p.m. 

"New Works by Old Friends": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Internationally recognized Finnish-born cellist Katri Ervamaa and talented local soprano Jennifer Goltz-Taylor perform the Michigan premiere of Forrest Pierce's The Dante Samadhi, as well as Pierce's Moses and the Shepherd and Aspen Bellows. Ervamaa performs Gabriela Lena Frank's Suite Peruana, and Goltz performs John Berners's acclaimed Study on Peter, a monodrama for solo voice.
4 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]

 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]

 5 p.m. 

William Hooker Trio: Canterbury House.

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This iconoclastic jazz drummer leads his trio in works that range from classic jazz to experimental. "Echoes of Americana and folk rub shoulders with abstract timbral explorations," says an All About Jazz review of Hooker's 2014 album, Heart of the Sun. "Honeyed exclamations from trumpet or violin transform into grainy dissonance and extreme registers before switching back to sweeter gambits."
5 p.m., Canterbury House, 721 E. Huron. $5-$10 sliding scale. 665-0606. [map]

 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.

 7:30 p.m. (sold out) 

Jeff Daniels & the Ben Daniels Band: The Ark.

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Aug. 17 (sold out) & 18. Movie and TV star, playwright, and Purple Rose founder Daniels is also a singer-songwriter whose folk-flavored originals--the New York Times calls them "both poignant and ramblingly funny"--include such favorites as "If William Shatner Can, I Can, Too," "The Lifelong Tiger Fan Blues," "State Trooper," and "Recreational Vehicle." His shows are interspersed with chats about how each song came to be. He is backed tonight by the Ben Daniels Band, a versatile Chelsea folk-rock ensemble led by Jeff's singer-songwriter son.
7:30 p.m. (Aug. 17) & 8 p.m. (Aug. 18), The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $45 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]

 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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