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Calendar of Events

Sunday, August 24, 2014






 
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 8 a.m. 

Color Vibe 5K.

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Noncompetitive race in which runners are showered with colored powder at stations along the route around Briarwood Circle. Followed by a dance party.
8 a.m., Briarwood mall, south side. $45 in advance by July 31; $50 by Aug. 23; $55 on race day; kids ages 1-12, free with a paying adult. thecolorvibe.com. [map]

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 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Dressage at Waterloo": Waterloo Hunt Club.

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

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 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Guided Tours: Waterloo Area Farm Museum.

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Costumed guides lead tours of the 10-room artifact-filled farmhouse and its outbuildings, including a recently refurbished blacksmith's workshop. The last tour begins at 4:15 p.m.
1-5 p.m., Waterloo Area Farm Museum, 9998 Waterloo-Munith Rd. (left off Clear Lake Rd. 5 miles north from I-94 exit 153), Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. $5 (kids ages 5-12, $2). (517) 596-2254.

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 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.

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 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot. Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.

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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Sharon Mills Tours: Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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June 22, July 13 & 27, and Aug. 10 & 24. All invited to tour this park on the River Raisin that features an operational hydroelectric generator, a beautiful multicolored stone house, a wooden mill, and a former winery, plus spots for fishing, canoeing, and picnicking. Docents are on hand to answer questions and demonstrate the generator.
1-4 p.m., Sharon Mills Park, 5701 Sharon Hollow Rd. (between Pleasant Lake & Sharon Valley rds.), Manchester. Free. 971-6337, ext. 334. [map]

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 1-2 p.m. 

Static Trapeze 1: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. You will learn to get on and off the trapeze unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses. Strength makes it seamless! This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$15 for a single class
$150 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25-$150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-1/ [map]

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 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

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

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

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 1 & 3 p.m. 

"The Ann Arbor Architectural Tour".

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Aug. 23 & 24. Michigan architectural history enthusiast Jacob Jabkiewicz leads an informative 75-minute walking tour highlighted by Burton Memorial Tower, Nickels Arcade, and the Michigan and State theaters. Weather permitting.
10 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m. (Sat.) and 1 & 3 p.m. (Sun.), meet at the corner of E. Liberty and Maynard (across from Biggby Coffee). $12 (kids age 5 & under, free). Reservations requested. (517) 392-5113. [map]

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 1 p.m.  Free! 

"The Devil's Glove": Barnes & Noble.

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Louis Agnello, who writes under the pen name Cousin Vinny, discusses his debut novel, morality tale that, framed in terms of the eternal struggle between God and Satan, follows 2 generations of owners of an accursed baseball glove. Signing.
1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]

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 2 p.m. 

The Brahms Sextets: The Phoenix Ensemble.

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Phoenix Ensemble members Gabriel Bolkosky, Sarah Cleveland, Katri Ervamaa, James Greer, Jin Hee Kim and John Madison present a benefit concert to support the PhoenixPhest Chamber Music Festival. The program features both string sextets of Johannes Brahms: No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18 and No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36.
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N 4th Ave. Donation. $40. info@phoenixensemble.com PhoenixEnsemble.com [map]

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 2 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Women's Soccer vs. Bowling Green.

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2 p.m., U-M Soccer Stadium, 2250 S. State. Free. 764-0247. [map]

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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Ancient/Modern: The Design of Everyday Things": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Kelsey Museum collections coordinator Sebastián Encina leads a tour of the current exhibit (see Galleries).
2 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.

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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3": UMMA.

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Sept. 7 & 14. Docent-led tour of the current traveling exhibition of Native American and First Nations art.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

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 2 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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 2 p.m. 

"The Big Bang": Performance Network Theatre/Williamston Theatre.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 21-31. Rob Roznowski directs this production, which ran at the Williamston Theater through Aug. 17, of Boyd Graham and Jed Feuer's outrageous musical comedy about 2 wanna-be tycoons who set up an audition for potential backers of their preposterously ambitious musical, a history of the world with a cast of hundreds.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. ( Fri. & Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Performance Network, 120 E. Huron. Tickets $27-$41 in advance by phone and at pntheatre.org, and at the door. 663-0696. [map]

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 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]

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 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]

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 2 p.m. 

"The Last Romance": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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

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 3 p.m.  Free! 

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

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

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 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play what's regarded as the world's most difficult board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7-11 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5-9 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 322 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]

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 5-8 p.m. 

Chefs in the Garden Dinner Series: Growing Hope Fundraiser.

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Dinner party with seasonal foods prepared by local chefs.
5-8 p.m., Growing Hope, 922 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Tickets $55 ($100 per twosome) in advance at growinghope.net/chefs_garden. 786-8401. [map]

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 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., outside at the U-M campus between Rackham and North Quad. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm. 717-1569.

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 6 p.m. 

The Runway pt. II "The Sequel": DLC Collections.

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DLC Collections will be presenting a benefit fashion show entitled "The Runway pt. II "The Sequel" This Haute Couture experience will be from 6pm-10pm in the Morris Lawerence Complex at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor MI.
Designers:
Bonita Couture
Preppy Fresh
E.I.G.O Clothing
The Getup Vintage
The Fit 2B Tied Collections
Cheryl Zemke Creative Clothing Collection
Lavish Threads
The Premiere of DLC Collections
Washtenaw Community College at Parkridge Community Center, located at 591 Armstrong in Ypsilanti, provides year-round assistance to more than 100 local at-risk, inner city youth in the areas of tutoring, mentoring, summer programs, counseling services, and other activities. By providing these services, Washtenaw Community College at Parkridge Community Center becomes a safe haven for kids, keeps our youth off the streets and engages them in positive, enriching activities. The Runway pt. 2 is designed to help with the expense of providing these services; wh
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 East Huron River Dr. Donation. $25. 734 904-8932. dlccollections@yahoo.com [map]

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 7 p.m. 

Hearts & Minds: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This Chicago-based trio of bass clarinetist Jason Stein, pianist and synth player Paul Giallorenzo, and drummer Frank Rosaly performs groovy jazz originals with avant-garde improvisations. "Considering their general intensity and occasional ferocity, the group could almost as appropriately be named Blood & Guts," writes reviewer John Dworkin.
7 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]

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 8 p.m. 

"Chili Challis' UNclub Comedy Open Mike": Emergent Arts.

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Every Sun. Performances by aspiring and experienced comics from former Tonight Show staff writer Challis's comedy dojo. Emcee is Mark Sweetman. Refreshments.
8 p.m., The Mix Studio Theater, 8 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. $5 suggested donation. emergentarts.com, 985-0875. [map]

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