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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, August 20, 2014






 
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 8 a.m.-10 p.m. 

77th Annual Chelsea Community Fair: Chelsea Fairgrounds.

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Aug. 19-23. Fair rides and concessions (Aug. 19, 5-10 p.m., & Aug. 20-23, 1-10 p.m.) and a bingo tent, along with livestock shows, chainsaw wood-carving demos, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derbies, and "Nature's Creation of Life," an exhibit of calves, piglets, lambs, and chicks, some likely to be born during the fair. The Chelsea Fair Parade begins at 1 p.m. on Aug. 23. Also on Aug. 23 at 12:45 p.m., "Run for the Rolls" ($15 for individuals, $35 for families, at runfortherolls.com or by calling 475-0843), a 1-mile run/walk from the Chelsea Fire House (Taylor at Old US-12) to the fairgrounds. Awards; overall and age division winners also receive a dozen Common Grill rolls. Complete schedule available at chelseafair.org.
8 a.m.-10 p.m., Chelsea Fairgrounds, Old US-12 at Manchester, Chelsea. $7 (kids 10 & under, free) daily admission; $25 5-day pass. Free admission for seniors age 65 & over on Aug. 21. 323-7085 before fair; 475-1270 during fair week.
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 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
10 a.m. (Apr., Oct., & Nov.), 9 a.m. (May, June & Sept.), & 8 a.m. (July & Aug.) Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980.
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 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Drop in Play: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Drop in and enjoy playing with your little one(s) (ages 6 months - 4 years welcome) in our cheerful safe play space. We will have lots of toys for all ages to play with. There's a slide, kitchen, ride-on toys and tons of other options. We'll even be bringing in the swings and Jump-a-roo for the little ones.
This is an open play session. Parents/caregivers supervise and socialize. Bring a friend, bring the kids and let them play while you get a chance to chat or meet new friends while you are here. Coffee and snacks available for $1.You are welcome to bring your own snacks for your family (no peanuts/ peanut products please).
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $5 per child. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. & Wed. Stories and songs for kids age 2 & up (accompanied by an adult). Note: These storytimes are also offered at 3 AADL branches: Malletts Creek (Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard; Traverwood (Tues. 11-11:30 a.m.; Wed., 6-6:30 p.m.; & Thurs., 10-10:30 a.m.), 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy.; and Pittsfield (Thurs. 7-7:30 p.m. & Fri. except July 4, 10-10:30 a.m.), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.
10-10:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 11-11:30 a.m. (Wed.), AADL youth department story room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [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-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]
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 12:30 p.m. 

German Star paper folding: USArtQuest.

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August 20 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm
German Star with David Larwa
Learn to fold a German star (Advent star, Danish star, Froebel star, Polish star, Swedish star, Christmas star). This traditional Christmas decoration, common in many countries is made of paper. In this session you will learn to fold the German star and to create a Christmas wreath with your stars. A great activity before the busy holiday season.
$35 includes all materials.
USArtQuest, 18650 W. Old US 12, Chelsea, MI 48118, Chelsea. $35. 734-562-2662. AskAnything@usartquest.com http://www.usartquest.com [map]
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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]
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 1:30-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Camp Nicola's Books for Kids!": Nicola's Books.

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Every Wed. Nicola's staffers lead craft activities for kids ages 7-12. This year's theme is "Fun with Science." Crafts come from books which must be purchased in advance (20% discount). Aug. 6: Pop Bottle Science. Aug. 13: The Klutz Guide to the Galaxy. Aug. 20: The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science. Aug. 27: Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing.
1:30-3 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. $5 materials fee. Preregistration required. 662-0600. [map]
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 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"The Great Diaper Experiment": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades K-5 invited to imitate the sort of things TV commercials present to show that a particular brand of diaper is best-and learn a little about setting up an experiment in the process.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 3 & 8 p.m. 

"The Last Romance": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun. (except June 26), June 12-Aug. 30. Michelle Mountain directs professional actors in Tony-winning playwright Joe DiPietro's heartwarming 2008 comedy about an opera-loving widower named Ralph who falls for a woman at a dog park and pursues her in spite of her reluctance to start a relationship. As Ralph's romance blossoms, his acerbic sister (and roommate) gets in the way. Cast: Andrew Buckshaw, Ryan Dooley, Franette Liebow, Priscilla Lindsay, and Will Young. Note: The July 11 & Aug. 8 performances include a talkback.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. June 12-19 preview tickets: $22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Sat. & Sun. matinees & Fri. eve.), & 28 (Sat. eve.). After June 19: Tickets $18.50 (July 11 & Aug. 8 only), $27 (Wed. & Thurs.), $37 (Sat. & Sun. matinees & Fri. eve.), & $42 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
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 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Scrabble Club.

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Every Wed. Word freaks of all abilities invited to drop in to play this popular word game, using an updated word list. Bring your own set, if you like.
5-8 p.m., Arbor Brewing, 114 E. Washington. Free. 994-0084, 277-7748. [map]
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 5:30 p.m. sharp  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 37th year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
6 p.m. (May-July) & 5:30 p.m. (Apr. & Aug.-Oct.) sharp, meet at at Paladin (formerly Sweepster) parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]
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 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Ballet 1: A2 Aviary.

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Are you an adult looking for a ballet class for beginners? Or a budding aerialist who needs little help with your form? Perhaps you have heard phrases bandied about such as, "Point your feet.", "Put energy in your arms.", or "Straighten those legs for a long line." If so then Ballet Conditioning is for you! Strengthening feet, cultivating grace, and improving balance are just some of the aspects that will be explored in this class. There will be a ballet barre followed by easy center work. All levels are welcome!
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $12-$75. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/ballet/ [map]
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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bike & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. 20-mile ride, at various paces, through Milan to the area around Britton-Macon.
5:30 p.m., meet at Saline municipal parking lot, Ann Arbor Rd. south of US-12, Saline. Free. 747-1862.
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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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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help from club members. Knives and block-out and rough-cut patterns for sale.
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 944-1918. [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Ballet 2: A2 Aviary.

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Look no further for that chill adult ballet class you've been seeking! Ballet 2 is a great class for bringing ballet back into your life in a relaxed fashion. This class is aimed at those who have some previous ballet experience and would like to continue their technique. There is a full barre followed by center work and choreography such as classical ballet variations adjusted to be in slippers. Please join us for a fun dance experience!
$15 for a single class
$90 for a seven week session
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $15-$90. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/ballet-2/ [map]
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 6:30 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor West Group Run": Running Fit.

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Every Wed. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain/snow or shine.
6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 5700 Jackson. Free. 929-9022. [map]
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 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Italian Wine & Cheese": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Zingerman's staff discuss and offer taste samples of a variety of judiciously paired Italian wines & cheeses.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Events on Fourth, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $35. 663-3400. [map]
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 7-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Bridge Club.

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Every Wed. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge. If you plan to come without a partner, call in advance or arrive 20 minutes early.
7-11 p.m., Walden Hills clubhouse, 2114 Pauline at Maple. (Park on the north side of Pauline.) $6 per person. 623-8050. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Conversation Group: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon., Tues. Wed., & Fri. except Oct. 13. All levels of English speakers invited for conversation.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch (Mon.), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch (Tues. & Wed.), 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy; & 1-2:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch (Fri.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard. Free. 327-4555. [map]
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 7-9 p.m. 

Weekly Ecstatic Transformational Dance: Caryn Simon.

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SheddingSkins: Ecstatic Dance is a dynamic movement practice of being in your body that ignites creativity, connection, and community. This practice facilitates deep and unending explorations, moving the dancer beyond self-imposed limitations and isolation into new depths of creativity and connection. Each rhythm is interpreted by individuals in a uniquely personal way, opening them to a new sense of freedom and possibility that is both surprising and healing, exhilarating as well as deeply restorative. When we practice SheddingSkins: Ecstatic Dance, we learn to creatively express aggressiveness and vulnerability, emotions and anxieties, edges and ecstasies. It reconnects us to cycles of birth & death and hooks us into humanity and the spirit of all living things. Within the group context we create connection and community and hone our instincts and our intuitions. We are made up of all walks of life - every culture, religion, race, gender, age and sexual preference are welcome.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103, suite 22. $15. 734-646-1351. artemisia418@gmail.com [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"American Mustang": Tugg Films.

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Screening of Monty Miranda's 2013 film celebration of the wild horses of the American West through a blend of nature documentary and character-driven narrative.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. $12 in advance at tugg.com/events/10272 and at the door. The screening takes place only if enough advance tickets are sold by Aug. 5. 668-TIME. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good": Nicola's Books.

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The best-selling writer Kathleen Finn, best known for her 2007 memoir The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry, discusses her new memoir about her love of food and her experience growing up in the Midwest. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Map Madness with Decoupage": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to use colorful old maps and decoupage techniques to create small, decorative keepsake boxes. Materials provided.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Culinary History Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food, well-known cookbook editor Judith Jones's memoir.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]
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 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

Modern Dance: A2 Aviary.

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Modern dance can be anything from bouncing across floor emulating frying bacon to executing the perfect triple pirouette. This class will draw from both ends of the spectrum to meet in the middle by exploring such concepts in modern dance techniques as breath, fall and recover, and spirals. So come roll on the floor, jump like a stag, or simply find beauty in stillness! This class will focus on fun as we learn technique and small phrases over the seven week session. All ability levels are welcome as the class will be structured to accommodate those new to dance as well as the more experienced.
$15 for a single class
$90 for a seven week session
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $15-$90. (734) 726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/modern-dance/ [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Stark Raving MADrigal Singers.

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Every Wed., June-Aug. Singers of all abilities invited to join in singing madrigals and other Elizabethan part songs in a casual, sociable setting in a private home.
7:30 p.m., location TBA. Free. 973-3264, 994-3438.
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Rudolf Steiner's How to Know Higher Worlds.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 485-3764. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"Les Misérables": Father Gabriel Richard High School Dramalums.

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Aug. 20-22 & 24. Anne Kolaczkowski-Magee directs recent Gabriel Richard grads in Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Herbert Kretzmer's adaptation of Victor Hugo's sweeping epic of 19th century Parisian life, a large-canvas tale of human fallibility centered on a petty criminal who reinvents himself as a model citizen and becomes a town mayor and then, after another stint in jail, befriends an unfortunate single mother whom he attempts to rescue from her grim circumstances.
7:30 p.m. (Aug. 20-22) & 2 p.m. (Aug. 24), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Tickets $10 at the door only. 662-0496, ext. 200. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Katie Geddes: The Ark.

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Folk, country-folk, and gospel tunes, along with songs by such contemporary songwriters as John Prine, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Michael Nesmith, and Lennon & McCartney, by this popular local folksinger who sings in a clear, strong voice. Her 2013 CD We Are Each Other's Angels has been getting airplay around the world.
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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 8:30-9:30 p.m. 

Burlesque 1: A2 Aviary.

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Have you ever wanted to be a mermaid? How about a unicorn? Luna will teach you how, and so much more in this intro to burlesque technique and group choreography class! Dance for fun, dance for exercise. This class will include a jazz-based warmup to get your body ready to move and exercises to teach you the theory and technique of burlesque. We will then work on choreographed routines to build confidence and style for stage and for life! All students enrolled in the full seven week session will have the opportunity to perform their group routine at LIFT OFF, our student showcase.
$12 for a single class
$75 for a 7 week session
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $12-$75. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/burlesque-1/ [map]
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 9-11:30 p.m. 

"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]
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 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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