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Calendar of Events

Monday, May 29, 2017






 
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.

Call if temperatures are below 50 degrees.
9 a.m., meet at Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. 717-7567 , 663-5060.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Memorial Day Parade: Chelsea American Legion.

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Parade begins at the municipal parking lot downtown and travels south to Oak Grove Cemetery for a Memorial Day ceremony.
10 a.m., Main St., Chelsea. Free. 475-1964.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Memorial Day Parade: Saline American Legion.

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Begins at the Michigan Avenue fire station and travels west on Michigan to Oakwood Cemetery for a memorial service. Preceded 8-10 a.m. by a Fireman's Pancake Breakfast (free, but donations accepted for the fire department).
10 a.m., Michigan Ave., Saline. Free. 429-7310.


 10 a.m. 

Memorial Day Parade: Dexter Rotary.

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Veterans groups, marching bands, community service groups, scout troops, and others parade through downtown Dexter. This year's theme is "Honor and Country."
10 a.m., Monument Park, downtown Dexter. Free. drmd2014@mindspring.com.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Memorial Day Parade: Glacier Highlands Neighborhood Association.

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Ann Arbor's oldest neighborhood parade--and the best one in the area for young kids and their families--is a 6-block jaunt beginning at Greenbrier Park. Followed by a brief memorial service in Glacier Highlands Park and a chance for kids to play at the playground. Hot dogs, empanadas, and ice cream available.
10 a.m., Frederick to Middleton to Bardstown to Windemere to Barrister. Free. glacierhighlands.org.


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Open House and Military Memorabilia Display: VFW Graf-O'Hara Post 423.

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May 24-29. Display of the post's military museum, which houses one of the largest private collections of military memorabilia in the Midwest, including uniforms dating from WWI, medals, gear, weapons, helmets, boots, patches, and personal items, along with a very large model of the U.S.S. Missouri. If you have any WWI items you'd like to display, contact Milton Davis at (517) 740-2199.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., VFW Post 423, 3230 S. Wagner Rd. Free. grafoharavfw423@gmail.com. vfw423.org. 662-3972. [map]


 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Memorial Day Chicken Broil: Dexter Knights of Columbus.

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Dinner includes half a chicken, baked potato, dinner roll, coleslaw, and a beverage. Dine under a tent or inside the hall, or carry out (drive-thru service available).
11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (or until sold out), Columbus Hall & Banquet Center, 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. 426-5558. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Paved Country Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Fast-, moderate-, and slow-paced training ride, 18-24 miles, along country roads west of town.
Noon (Mar.-Nov.), meet at Pine Cross Ln. east off Parker Rd. (between Jackson & Liberty), Scio Twp. Free. 426-5116.


 12:30-4 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Closed July 4. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 1 p.m. 

AFC Ann Arbor.

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This local minor league soccer team--nicknamed the Mighty Oaks--is in its 3rd season, and its 2nd as a member of Great Lakes West Conference of the National Premier Soccer League. Home schedule:

May 14 (3 p.m.): Kalamazoo.

May 21 (1 p.m.): Detroit City.

May 29 (1 p.m.): Grand Rapids.

June 16 (7 p.m.): Milwaukee.

June 24 (7 p.m.): Indiana.

July 1 (7 p.m.): Lansing United.

July 17 (7 p.m.): Michigan Stars of Pontiac.

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Various times, Pioneer High School Hollway Field, 601 W. Stadium at Main. $8 (kids, $5) at afcannarbor.com and at the gate. Group discounts available. 408-1627. [map]


 1-2:30 & 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Conversation Group: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon., Tues.. Wed., & Fri. All levels of English speakers invited for conversation.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch (Mon. except Oct. 9), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch (Mon. & Tues.), 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy; and 6-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 1-2:30 p.m. (Fri.), AADL Malletts Creek Branch (Fri.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Lunch (reservations required) available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3).
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 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]


 4, 6:45, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Frantz": Michigan Theater.

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(François Ozon, 2016). In the aftermath of WWII, a young German woman meets a mysterious Frenchman while visiting the grave of her fiancé. German & French, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:15 p.m. 

"Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer": Michigan Theater.

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(Joseph Cedar, 2017). A small-time operator befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. When the politician becomes a world leader, the fixer tries to capitalize on their relationship. Richard Gere.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Lovers": Michigan Theater.

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(Azazel Jacobs, 2017). Comedy about a long-married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. Debra Winger.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"No-Drop Ride": Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Mon. All invited to join club members on a moderate-paced 20-mile ride to Dexter and back. Helmet, road bike, and lights required. Beginners welcome. The ride picks up additional riders at 6:15 p.m. at Forsythe Middle School (1655 Newport).
6 p.m., Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot. Free. (248) 658-6369. [map]


 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Downtown Group Run": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain/show or shine.
6:15 p.m., Running Fit, 123 E. Liberty. Free. 769-5016. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Cinema Revolution: An Art House Retrospective" Michigan Theater Foundation.

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Mar. 27: Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959). Groundbreaking New Wave tale of a charismatic but vicious petty crook on the lam with his American girlfriend. Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg. French & English, subtitles.

Apr. 3: Fellini Satyricon Federico Fellini, 1969). Visually opulent fantasia set in Nero's Rome, loosely based on Petronius's Latin satire. 7 p.m.

Apr. 10: Putney Swope (Robert Downey, Sr., 1969). Satirical comedy about the only black man on the executive board of an advertising firm, who is accidentally put in charge after the unexpected death of the chairman. He then fires all but one of the white employees and announces the company will no longer produce ads for war toys, alcohol, or tobacco. 7 p.m.

Apr. 17: Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941). A perennial candidate for recognition as the best film of all time, a story of the rise and fall of a dashing, devil-may-care newspaper baron and eventual mogul who reveals his greatest treasure on his deathbed. Orson Welles. 4 p.m.

Apr. 17: Day for Night (Francois Truffaut, 1973). Drama about the filming of a clichéd melodrama and the behind-the-scenes real-life melodramas that accompany it. Jacqueline Bisset, Valentina Cortese, Jean-Pierra Aumont. 7 p.m.

Apr. 24: A Woman under the Influence (John Casavettes, 1974). Unnerving drama about an L.A. housewife who's admitted to a psychiatric ward after displaying strange behavior. Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk. 7 p.m.

May 1: Harlan County, U.S.A. (Barbara Kopple, 1977). Oscar-winning documentary about a Kentucky coal miners' strike.

May 8: The Brother from Another Planet (John Sayles, 1084). Sci-fi comedy about a mute alien on the run from bounty hunter crash-lands in Harlem, where his attempts to fit in reveal oddities in human society. Joe Morton.

May 15: A Room with a View (James Ivory, 1985). Adaptation of E.M. Forster's Edwardian novel about the halting romance that develops between a young upper-class woman and a free-spirited young man. Helena Bonham-Carter, Julian Sands, Denholm Elliott, Maggie Smith.

May 22: My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant, 1991). Drama about 2 friends who embark on a journey of personal discovery loosely based on the relationship of Shakespeare's Falstaff and Prince Hal. River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves.

May 29: The Player (Robert Altman, 1992). Satire about a Hollywood studio executive who murders an aspiring screenwriter he believed was sending him death threats. Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Vincent D'Onofrio.

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7 p.m. (except as noted, Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9:30 p.m. 

"Their Finest": Michigan Theater.

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(Lone Scherfig, 2016). Comic drama about a British film crew that attempts to boost morale during WWII by making a propaganda film.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [venue info]

Old Town: Mike Vial

Local folk-rock singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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