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]
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.goldenlimo.com [map]
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. email@example.com.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org, 846-9418.
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]
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.).
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]
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.
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. email@example.com http:
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]
This 3-year-old club plays baseball using 1860s-era rules against similar teams from around the state.
May 31: Detroit Early Risers.
June 14 (Gordon Hall, Dexter-Pinckney Rd. at Island Lake Rd.): Chelsea Monitors. This game is part of Civil War Days (see listing).
June 28: Royal Oak Wahoos.
July 26: Richmond Bees.
Aug. 15: Port Huron Welkins.
Sept. 13: Northville Eclipse.
2 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church (except as noted), 6805 Mast at North Territorial, Dexter. Free. Facebook.com
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]
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]
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]
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]
(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]
May 9 & 23, June 6 & 20. WRA park interpreter Katie McGlashen helps adults and kids age 8 & up learn to target shoot with a bow & arrow. Equipment provided.
2-4 p.m., 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.
(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]
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]