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Calendar of Events

Sunday, August 31, 2014






 
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 9 a.m.-11 p.m. 

79th Annual Saline Community Fair.

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Aug. 27-31. This old-fashioned community fair features agricultural and craft exhibits, rides, and a variety of special events, including a parade (Aug. 27), a rodeo (Aug. 29), and more. Rides usually run Wed.-Sat. Updated schedule available at salinefair.org.
9 a.m.-11 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. Cost TBA. 668-0776. [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. [map]
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 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Every Sun. except July 6 & 13. Talk by Gelek Rimpoche, an incarnate lama from Tibet who lives in Ann Arbor.
10-11 a.m., Jewel Heart Center, 1129 Oak Valley Dr. (between Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. & Ellsworth). Free. 994-3387. [map]
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 10:45 a.m. 

Golden Jazz Fest Shuttle: Golden Limousine & WEMU.

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The 35th annual Detroit Jazz Festival, a Labor Day tradition in Southeastern Michigan, will once again be filled with many different styles of our beloved....Jazz! Enjoying the weekend in Motown, listening to music by the Detroit River, is a simple decision as it only gets this good once a year.
Our shuttles make it easy to attend for one day or the whole weekend. No hassles with parking, traffic or enjoying a few cocktails, as we are handling the driving. Adding even more reasons why going to the Jazz Fest this year is a must!
Golden Shuttle Service:
Round Trip Shuttles will be available Saturday 8/30, Sunday 8/31, and Monday 9/1. A round-trip passage is $15 per day if purchased during the early bird registration, after August 27th passage will be $20 per round-trip. Pickup locations are in Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti.
Briarwood Mall & EMU Campus to Detroit. $15. 800.300.5151. maya@goldenlimo.com www.goldenlimo.com [map]
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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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 Noon-4 p.m. 

12th Annual Pig Roast: Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 310.

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Roast pork dinner with beans, coleslaw, coffee, dessert, & more. Silent auction.
Noon-4 p.m., VFW Post 423, 3230 S. Wagner Rd. (about 3 miles south of Jackson). $10 in advance and at the gate. (866) 824-4882. [map]
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 Noon-11 p.m. 

Labor Day Weekend Festival: Old St. Patrick's Church.

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Aug. 30 & 31. A popular community event featuring a craft fair with 25 vendors, along with face painting, a rock climbing wall, bungee jumping, games, and other kids activities. Also, a bingo tent (1-8 p.m.), a Las Vegas gambling tent (2-11 p.m.), a country store, a sports bar, and more.

Aug. 30: BBQ chicken dinner (3 p.m. until gone) and the versatile classic rock and rockin' country dance band Alan Turner & the Steel Horse Band (7-11 p.m.).

Aug. 31: Polish fare dinner (noon until gone), The Kielbasa Kings polka band (2-6 p.m.), and dancing to the local roots-rock quartet Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies (7-11 p.m.).

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Noon-11 p.m., Old St. Pat's fairgrounds, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. at Northfield Church Rd. (3 miles north of Ann Arbor). Free admission. 662-8141. [map]
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 12:45-6 p.m. 

"Dancing in the Streets": Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Dance demos and various kinds of traditional dancing with live music on 4 stages. Dance styles include everything from contra, Scottish, and English dance to Middle Eastern, Bollywood, and family-friendly dance. Also, a kids area, an opportunity to play along with the Pittsfield Open Band, a maypole, and more.
12:45-6 p.m., downtown Main St. area. Free. 769-1052.
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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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 1:15, 4:45, & 8:15 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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 1:30 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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June 22 & 24: The Muppets Take Manhattan (Frank Oz, 1984). Musical comedy in which Kermit discovers why they say there's a broken heart for every light on Broadway. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy.

June 29 & July 1: All about Eve (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1950). This multi-Oscar-winning film features Bette Davis in her greatest role as an aging Broadway diva who's clawed her way to the top, only to be threatened by a fan-turned-parasite. With Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm, and a cameo by Marilyn Monroe.

July 6 & 8: A Hard Day's Night (Richard Lester, 1964). The Beatles' joyously exuberant film debut, a visually arresting, slapstick version of two typical days in their life. Features "Can't Buy Me Love," "And I Love Her," and other early Beatles songs.

July 13 & 15: A Day at the Races (Sam Wood, 1937). The Marx Brothers enter a horse in a steeplechase to win enough money to save from financial ruin a sanitarium where Groucho, a horse doctor illicitly employed as the director, has his eyes on one of the patients, a wealthy hypochondriac.

July 20 & 22: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977). Spellbinding classic about alien contact. Richard Dreyfuss.

July 27 & 29: Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939). The classic film musical based on L. Frank Baum's beloved children's fantasy. Judy Garland.

Aug. 3 & 5: Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955). Classic drama of teen alienation. James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus.

Aug. 10 & 12: Godzilla (Ishiro Honda, 1954). The original Japanese version of this sci-fi horror classic about a mutant dinosaur resurrected by repeated nuclear tests in the Pacific.

Aug. 17 & 19: Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962). Adaptation of Nabokov's unsettlingly comic novel about a middle-age professor smitten by a sexually precocious 14-year-old girl. James Mason, Sue Lyon, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers.

Aug. 24 & 26: Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954). Classic film about a 16th-century village that hires professional tough guys to stave off marauding bandits. The inspiration for The Magnificent Seven. Japanese, subtitles.

Aug. 31 & Sept. 2: Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979). Classic satire about a man whose life parallels that of Jesus.

Sept. 1: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942). Enduring sentimental favorite about a pair of star-crossed lovers in Nazi-occupied North Africa during WW II. Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman.

Sept. 7 & 9: Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994). Cult noir comedy about a couple of hit men. John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman.

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1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. ( Mon. & Tues.), Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). [map]
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 1:30 & 3:30 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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 2-4 p.m. 

Contact Improv.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this interactive, free-form dance style that involves a rolling point of contact between two or more people through which dancers give and share weight. It is somewhere between tango, modern dance, aikido, wrestling, gymnastics, and none of the above, and usually takes place without music. People do contact improv in any combination of genders, and there are no steps. No partner required; beginners welcome. Followed by discussion and socializing.
2-4 p.m., Phoenix Center, 200 S. Main (above Elmo's). $5-$10 sliding scale based on ability to pay. 604-4416. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

Dinosaur Tours: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. 30-minute docent-led tour of the museum's dinosaur exhibits.
2 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free, but limited to the first 15 people to sign up for each tour. 764-0478. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Men's Soccer vs. SMU.

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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! 

Union Baseball Club of Dexter.

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This 2-year-old club plays baseball using 1860s-era rules against similar teams from around the state.

June 8 (2 p.m., Gordon Hall, Dexter-Pinckney Rd. at Island Lake Rd.): Chelsea Monitors. This game is part of Civil War Days (see listing).

June 14 (1 p.m.): Detroit Early Risers.

June 29 (1 p.m.): Flint Lumber City.

July 6 (2 p.m.): Bay City Independents.

July 20 (1 p.m.): TBA.

Aug. 9 (1 p.m.): Royal Oak Wahoos. This game is part of Dexter Daze (see listing).

Aug. 31 (2 p.m.): Northville Eclipse.

Sept. 7 (1 p.m.): Royal Oak Wahoos.

Sept. 27 (2 p.m., Webster Community Hall, corner of Farrell & Webster Church rds.): Chelsea Monitors. This game is part of Webster Fall Festival (see listing).

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Various times, St. Joseph Catholic Church (except as noted), 6805 Mast at North Territorial, Dexter. Free. Facebook.com/unionbbc. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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July 27 and Aug. 3 & 31 Docents lead tours of the UMMA collection, with themes based on their interests.
2 p.m. UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Game Wrap-Up Party": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to meet other players in the AADL Summer Game, share stories, make suggestions for next year's game, and more. Refreshments.
2-4 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-8301. [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 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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 2:15-3:15 p.m. 

Aerial Silks Level 2: A2 Aviary.

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This class will be expand upon the skills learned in Aerial Silks 1, adding in more advanced poses, climbs and foundational skills to work towards a complete aerial routine. Newer students will focus on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, more advanced students will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. This is a multi level class which should be repeated until student has mastered skills for level 3. All students enrolled in the entire series are invited to perform at LIFT OFF.
*Students must have completed at least one or more full sessions of Aerial Silks 1: Basics, have instructor approval, or have trained in another facility.
*Requirements for level 2 include: basic climb, foot knot in the air, inverting to crochet hooked feet from the ground or in the air, and x back to enroll in this series.
$25 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/aerial-silks-2/ [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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 3:15-4:15 p.m. 

Aerial Silks 3: A2 Aviary.

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This class will work for longer periods in the air and at greater heights adding new sequences, poses and transitions to skills they learned in Level 2. Emphasis on form, technique, problem solving (while upside down!), and choreography will be discussed. Conditioning exercises which build core and upper body strength and flexibility will be included in each class. All students enrolled in the entire seven week series are invited to perform at LIFT OFF.
**Students must have completed a minimum of one full session of Silks 2 (or have received similar training in another facility) and have instructor approval to register.**
**Requirements for Level 3 class include: execution of a minimum of 3 different climbs, inverting in the air, hip key in the air, and ability to comfortably perform at least two moves in a row.**
$150 for a seven week series
$25 for a single class
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25-$150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-3/ [map]
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 4 p.m. 

"Land Ho!": Michigan Theater.

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(Aaron Katz & Martha Stephens, 2014). Comedy about a pair of former brothers-in-law who embark on a road trip through Iceland.
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). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [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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 6:15 & 8:30 p.m. 

"The One I Love": Michigan Theater.

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(Charlie McDowell, 2014). A couple in a struggling marriage retreats for the weekend and ends up facing an unusual dilemma. Elisabeth Moss.
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). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
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 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary. Preceded at 7 p.m. by beginning lessons and practice.
8-10 p.m., Michigan Union Ballroom (Aug. 3, 17, 24, & 31 and Sept. 7 and Oct. 12, 19, & 26) and Michigan League Ballroom (Aug. 10 & Sept. 28 & Oct. 5). $5 ($10 includes lessons). 763-6984. [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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