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Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 1, 2017






 
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 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 8 a.m. 

Womens Golf Club at University of Michigan: University Womens Golf Club.

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Please join us every Tues and/or Thurs for either 9 or 18 hole golf at our new clubhouse! No upfront green fees! Call for information on how to join us!
University of Michigan Blue Golf Course, 500 E Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. see website. (734) 615-GOLF (615-4653). https://sites.google.com/site/universitywomensgolfclub/ [map]


 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Domino's Farms Marks 150th Birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright with Private Collection Exhibit.

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The legacy of America's greatest architect endures to this day in the over 600 buildings and special designs he created, and his influence on architecture and design continues to resonate worldwide. As part of the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth on June 8, 1867, Domino's Farms welcomes visitors to the Thomas S. Monaghan Frank Lloyd Wright Collection exhibition for the month of June.
Located within the Wright-inspired Prairie-style building at Domino's Farms, the exhibition includes original drawings, blueprints, and models of some of Wright's most celebrated designs including the world-famous Fallingwater, cantilevered over a mountain stream in southwest Pennsylvania, as well as windows from several Wright-built homes-or as he called his exquisite designs in glass, "light screens." Michigan is well represented with models of two Detroit-area houses and Wright's original colorful design drawings for a house in Ann Arbor.
Highlights of the exhibition include stained g
Domino's Farms Corporation, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Free. 734-930-3220. ldroze@avemariafoundation.org [map]



 9 a.m. 

"Sgt. Pepper Symposium": U-M School of Music.

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June 1-4. Four days of talks by prominent Beatles scholars and journalists in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
9 a.m., U-M Moore Bldg., 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. $175 in advance by May 19. smtd-pepper@umich.edu, 763-2039. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Mah-Jongg: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Beginners welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 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]


 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sonic Lunch": Bank of Ann Arbor.

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Every Thurs. (except July 20), June 1-Aug. 31. Musical entertainment by local and area performers. In case of rain, the shows are held in the Ark on Main Street.

June 1: Laith Al-Saadi. Jazz-tinged, jam-oriented trio that plays an eclectic mix of roots Americana, classic rock, and blues, including many originals. Led by Al-Saadi, a popular local singer-guitarist who rocketed to national prominence in 2016 with a 4th-place finish on NBC's The Voice. His latest CD, Real, a collection of songs drawing on blues, country, gospel, and roots rock, was recorded in L.A. with an all-star cast of session legends, including saxophonist Tom Scott, drummer Jim Keltner, and bassist Leland Sklar. Opening act is Phillip Michael Scales, the literate, soulful Detroit singer-songwriter who is also B.B. King's nephew.

June 8: LP. Stage name of Laura Pergolizzi, a veteran Long Island-bred pop-rock singer-songwriter. Her songs have been covered by everyone from Cher to Rihanna, and her current single, "Lost on You," is currently an internationally chart-topping hit.

June 15: Tuxedo. Funk duo of Mayer Hawthorne, a nationally known Ann Arbor-born neo-soul singer-songwriter who's praised by allmusic.com for "evoking the sound and style of the past while giving the music a sleek, up-to-date mindset," and Seattle hip-hop producer Jake One.

June 22: The Accidentals. Wildly acclaimed nationally touring Traverse City folk trio of multi-instrumentalists (and recent high school grads) Katie Larson and Savannah Buist and percussionist Michael Dause. Z93 FM (Grand Rapids) DJ Matt Mansfield says they give "an edge to folk with unique instrumentation," adding that they "combine musicality, originality and melodic beauty with a welcome and unexpected bite to clever lyrics."

June 29: Theo Katzman. Ann Arbor-bred, NYC-based soul-oriented funk-folk singer-songwriter best known as the former guitarist in My Dear Disco and as a founding member of the nationally known funk ensemble Vulfpeck.

July 6: Michigan Rattlers, a Petoskey countrified rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter duo, currently based in L.A., that cites AC/DC, Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Creedence Clearwater Revival as influences.

July 13: Tim Reynolds Trio, an edgy alternative rock power trio, with strong infusions of funk and soul, led by Reynolds, a renowned guitar wiz best known through his collaborations with Dave Matthews.

July 27: NOMO, a nationally acclaimed Ann Arbor-bred rock-based sextet whose music blends elements of Afrobeat, world music, electronica, and Sun Ra- and Coltrane-influenced jazz.

Aug. 3: The Record Company. L.A. blues-rock trio whose music Time Out Los Angeles described as evoking what what it would sound like "if John Lee Hooker and the Stooges had a well-behaved love child."

Aug. 10: May Erlewine & the Motivations. Ensemble led by Erlewine, a big-voiced singer-songwriter from Big Rapids who writes thoughtful, richly emotional country-flavored songs. Her new EP, The Little Things, is a collection of 6 danceable songs that address the winter blues.

Aug. 17: The Stellars and Jacob Stigman. Double bill. The Stellars is a local rock 'n' roll band and Stigman is a Toledo Motown-inspire pop-funk singer-songwriter.

Aug. 24: Joshua Davis. Americana folk-rock originals by a band led by Steppin' In It frontman Davis, a finalist in the 2014-2015 season of The Voice.

Aug. 31: Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers. Lansing pop-funk and soul quartet led by singer-songwriter Hertler.

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Noon-1:30 p.m. (except as noted), Liberty Plaza, E. Liberty at S. Division. Free. 214-0109.


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Group: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join our caregiver support group to learn, talk, and meet with others who are experiencing the challenges of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia firsthand. The group meets every 1st Thursday monthly and is confidential, free, and open to the public.
Glacier Hills Retirement Community, The Manor, Conference Room A, 1200 Earhart Rd. Free. 800-272-3900. kmpeil@alz.org http://goo.gl/MuUGDi [map]



 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

Ken Fischer's Retirement Party: University Musical Society.

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Reception to honor longtime UMS president Ken Fischer.
4-6 p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall. Free. Reservations requested by May 26 at ums.org/performance/ken-fischers-retirement-party.


 5:30 p.m. 

Huron Hills Lapidary & Mineral Society.

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Potluck picnic (bring a dish to pass) and silent auction of minerals, rocks, and related items.
5:30 p.m., Esch home, 227 Barton Shore Dr. Free admission. 665-5574. [map]


 6-7:30 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]


 6-8 p.m. 

Ice Cream Social: Dicken Elementary School.

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A 40-foot bounce obstacle course, a cakewalk, music spun by a DJ, a fire truck, an ambulance, and more. Stucchi's ice cream, cotton candy, snow cones, and Cottage Inn pizza available.
6-8 p.m., Dicken, 2135 Runnymede Blvd. Free admission (charge for food & game tickets). 994-1928. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

Yoga at Leslie Science and Nature Center: Yoga Rising.

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Spring Yoga Class "Balance and Harmony"
In this 1 hour slow-flow, heat-building Vinyasa class we will go through a combination of relaxation and breath work, flowing through moderate to challenging poses (modified for all levels), relieving tension in mind and body. Walk out of class feeling balanced and in harmony, walking a little taller, as you ease your way through the LSNC grounds.
**First Class Free!**
Thursdays 6:30-7:30 PM. 4/27, 5/4, (no class 5/11) 5/18, 5/25. 6/1 & 6/8.
Registration is required. A drop-in option is available if there is space.
$80 per session or $15/drop in. $15 drop-in ($80 for the 6-class session)

For more info go to http://www.yogarising.fit/register.html
Questions? Please contact robin@yogarising.fit
Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. 734-649-0796. robin@yogarising.fit www.yogarising.fit [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Janelle Reichman: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Performance by this NYC-based jazz clarinetist-saxophonist, an Ann Arbor native whose music reflects a range of influences from traditional and modern jazz to funk and avant-garde. According to a Jazz Improv review, she "seems to defy logic and possibility in her speed, dexterity, and musicianship." She performs with a local ensemble led by bassist Dave Sharp. A preview of the 2nd Annual A2 Jazz Fest in September.
7-8 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"3-D Printing: The Printrbot": Ann Arbor District Library.

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AADL staff show adults and kids in grade 6 & up how use the Printrbot 3-D printer.
7-8:30 p.m. (Thurs.) & 10-11:30 a.m. (Sat), AADL secret lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Frank Lloyd Wright Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow-paced 15-mile ride on mountain or wide-tired road bikes over the lightly traveled, hard dirt roads behind Domino's Farms.
7 p.m., meet at 2722 Georgetown Blvd. north off Plymouth Rd. Free. 663-5060, 717-7567.


 7 p.m. 

"The Bacon Ball: Cochon de Lait, A Dance with Flame": Zingerman's Roadhouse.

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Zingerman's staff are joined by Clark Rachal from Avoyelles Parish (LA) to host a dinner featuring Cajun-style roast suckling pig, along with Cajun pork sausage, roasted sweet potatoes, Louisiana coleslaw, and banana pudding. Also, Burgers' Ozark Country Cured Hams (California, MO) owner Steven Burger is on hand with cornbread & bacon stuffing and bacon smothered green beans featuring his family's hickory-smoked bacon. In conjunction with Zingerman's annual day-long Camp Bacon ($195) held on June 3 at Cornman Farms (see zingermanscampbacon.com).
7 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $75 (beverages not included). Space limited; reservations required. 663-FOOD. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Cinetopia International Film Festival.

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June 1-7. This 5th annual Michigan Theater film festival features dozens of films-many of which are Michigan premieres-screened over 7 days at 3 local venues (Michigan Theater, U-M Lorch Hall, and Zingerman's Cornman Farms). The festival also includes several Detroit venues (see cinetopiafestival.org for info about screenings in Detroit, which run June 2-11). The films include narrative feature-length films and documentaries that recently premiered at international festivals such as Sundance and Berlin.

June 1:

At the Michigan Theater: "The Hero" (Brett Haley, 2017). Comedy that stars Sam Elliott as an aging Western star and Nick Offerman as his drug dealer buddy. 7:30 p.m. "Quest" (Jonathan Olshefski, 2017). Documentary that follows the daily struggles and successes of a working-class Philadelphia family over the course of 8 years. Also screens June 3 & 6 (see below). 9:45 p.m.

June 2:

At the Michigan Theater: "White Colour Black" (Joseph Adesunloye, 2016). Supermodel Dudley O'Shaughnessy stars as a hedonistic young photographer who travels to Senegal to bury his estranged father. 12:45 p.m. "In Between" (Maysaloun Hamoud, 2016). Drama, set in Tel-Aviv, about 3 Palestinian roommates: a stylish lawyer, a lesbian DJ and bartender, and a devout Muslim. Also screens June 3 (see below). Hebrew & Aramaic, subtitles. 1 p.m. "Bugs" (Andreas Johnsen, 2016). Documentary that follows researchers at a Copenhagen lab and their chef partners who are exploring the viability of insects as a primary food source. 1:15 p.m. "Afterimage" (Andrzej Wajda, 2016). Biopic about mid-20th-century Polish artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski, whose art and livelihood were threatened by Stalinism. Also screens June 3 (see below). Polish, subtitles. 3:45 p.m. "I Am Not Madame Bovary" (Xiaogang Feng, 2016). Insightful drama about a woman who fights the Chinese bureaucracy after being swindled by her ex-husband. Mandarin, subtitles. 4 p.m. "Free and Easy" (Jun Geng, 2017). Dark comedy about a traveling soap salesman who arrives in a desolate town where a crime sets the strange residents against each other. Chinese, subtitles. 4:15 p.m. "Golden Exits" (Alex Ross Perry, 2017). Drama about a young foreign assistant who disrupts the lives of an unhappily married couple in Brooklyn. 6:45 p.m. "Columbus" (Kogonada, 2017). Comic drama about a man who finds himself stuck in a small Midwestern town where his estranged father is in a coma. He befriends a woman who's reluctant to leave the town because she wants to stay with her mother, a recovering drug addict. 7 p.m. "Sami Blood" (Amanda Kernell, 2016). A teenage Sami girl growing up in 1930s Sweden struggles to reconcile her reindeer-breeding culture with the opportunities and freedoms her Swedish peers enjoy. Swedish & Sami, subtitles. 7:15 p.m. "Check It" (Dana Flor & Toby Oppenheimer, 2016). Documentary that follows a Washington, D.C., LGBT gang. 9:30 p.m. "School Life" (Neasa Ní Chianáin & David Rane, 2016). Documentary about an Irish boarding school that teaches rock 'n' roll as well as a traditional curriculum. Also screens June 4 (see below). 9:45 p.m. "Band Aid" (Zoe Lister-Jones, 2017). Comedy about a couple who tries to save their marriage by starting a punk band and turning their fights into songs. 10 p.m.

At U-M Lorch Hall: "Pop Aye" (Kirsten Tan, 2017). Poignant and humorous drama about a down-on-his luck architect who bumps into an elephant from his childhood. The duo embarks on a journey to the village where the architect grew up. Thai, subtitles. Also screens June 5 (see below). 6 p.m. "The Wound" (John Trengove, 2017). Drama about a South African factory worker who travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. Xhosa, subtitles. Also screens June 5 (see below). 9 p.m.

June 3:

At the Michigan Theater: "Rage" (Yohei Maki, 2016). A grisly murder links 3 seemingly unrelated stories in 3 different Japanese cities. Japanese, subtitles. Also screens June 7 (see below). 1 p.m. "CCS Showcase." Screening of short films by College for Creative Studies students. 1:15 p.m. "Fanny's Journey" (Lola Doillon, 2016). Coming-of-age drama about a 13-year-old who attempts to lead a group of children out of Nazi-occupied France. French, subtitles. 1:30 p.m. "Tribal Justice" (Anne Makepeace, 2017). Documentary that focuses on 2 Native American judges who attempt to rehabilitate rather than incarcerate offenders. Also screens June 7 (see below). 4 p.m. "Clash" (Mohamed Diab, 2016). Drama, set entirely in the back of a police truck, about detainees from different political and social backgrounds who are brought together following the ousting of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. Arabic, subtitles. 4:30 p.m. "Step" (Amanda Lipitz, 2017). Documentary about the step dance team at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. 6:45 p.m. "In Between." See June 2 listing above. 7 p.m. "12th and Clairmount" (Brian Kaufman, 2017). Documentary about the 1967 Detroit riot that draws on more than 400 reels of home movies shot by Detroiters. 7:15 p.m. "Patti Cake$" (Geremy Jasper, 2017). Drama about an aspiring hip-hop MC who's desperate to escape her downtrodden New Jersey home town. 9 p.m. "Destined" (Qasim Basir, 2016). Drama-fantasy filmed in Detroit that imagines 2 life courses for a young man: as an up-and-coming architect being used by cynical real estate developers to gentrify his old neighborhood and as a powerful drug lord. 9:15 p.m. "Whose Streets?" (Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis, 2017). Documentary about how the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown sparked a global movement. Also screens June 6 (see below), 9:30 p.m. "Fraud" (Dean Fleischer-Camp, 2016). Documentary that pieces together an average family's seemingly banal iPhone home movies into a dark tale of criminal activity. 11:15 p.m.

At U-M Lorch Hall: "Quest." See June 1 listing above. 4 p.m. "Afterimage." See June 2 listing above. 6:45 p.m. "Rat Film" (Theo Anthony, 2016). Documentary about the history of Baltimore, told through a kaleidoscopic array of viewpoints about rats, from those who keep them as pets to exterminators. 9:30 p.m.

June 4:

At the Michigan Theater: "The Legacies Project." Screening of short films made by area high school and college students based on their interviews with local senior citizens. FREE, 12:15 p.m. "Detroit Voices Retrospective." Screening of short films curated and introduced by Sultan Sharrief. 3:15 p.m. "Uncle Jessie White: Portrait of a Delta Bluesman in Detroit" (Stashu Kybartas & Doug Drummond, 2017). Documentary about the life and career of the beloved blues musician who left the Jim Crow South in 1950 and helped shape Detroit's blues scene. 3:30 p.m. "44 Pages" (Tony Shaff, 2017). Charming documentary about the beloved Highlights children's magazine. 3:45 p.m. "Dina" (Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles, 2017). Documentary about the unconventional relationship between a suburban autistic woman and her fiancé, a Walmart greeter with Asperger syndrome. 5:45 p.m. "School Life." See June 2 listing above. 6 p.m. "I Dream in Another Language" (Ernesto Contreras, 2017). Drama-fantasy about a philologist searching for a dying indigenous language in Mexico when he uncovers a supernatural love story. Spanish & English, subtitles. Also screens June 6 (see below). 6:15 p.m. "Menashe" (Joshua Weinstein, 2017). Yiddish drama, set in Brooklyn's Hasidic Jewish community, about a widower who fights for custody of his son. Subtitles. 8 p.m. "The Wailing" (Hong-jin Na, 2016). Horror-fantasy about a remote Korean mountain town where a mysterious disease that causes viciousness is spreading. Korean & Japanese, subtitles. 8:30 p.m.

June 5:

At the Michigan Theater: "Pop Aye." See June 2 listing above. 6:45 p.m. "Sex, Lies and Videotape" (Stephen Soderbergh, 1989). Drama about four 30-somethings with dysfunctional sex lives. Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, James Spader. 7 p.m. "Solitaire" (Sophie Boutros, 2016). Comic drama, set in a small Lebanese village, about a woman excitedly preparing to meet her daughter's new suitor and his family, all the while carrying on a one-sided conversation with framed photos of her brother who was killed 20 years prior by a Syrian bomb. Then she discovers her soon-to-be in-laws are Syrian. Arabic, subtitles. 9:30 p.m. "The Wound." See June 2 listing above. 9:45 p.m.

June 6:

At the Michigan Theater: "Metropolitan" (Whit Stillman, 1990). Young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely enjoying the gala debutante season, when an outsider joins them and stirs things up. 4:45 p.m. "I Dream in Another Language." See June 4 listing above. 6:45 p.m. "Whose Streets?" See June 3 listing above. 7:15 p.m. "Hoop Dreams" (Steve James, 1994). Stark documentary about the struggles of 2 inner city teens to pursue their dreams of professional basketball. FREE, 7:30 p.m. "Quest." See June 1 listing above. 9:30 p.m.

June 7:

At the Michigan Theater: "Tribal Justice." See June 3 listing above. 6:30 p.m. "Rage" See June 3 listing above. 9:15 p.m.

At Zingerman's Cornman Farms (8540 Island Lake Rd., Dexter): "Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry" (Laura Dunn & Jef Sewell, 2016). Documentary about farmer, writer, and activist Berry. 8 p.m.

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Various times & locations. Tickets $12 (Michigan Theater members, $9; 4-pack, $42; festival passes, $50-$150) in advance at cinetopiafestival.org and the Michigan Theater, and at the door. 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Wed. Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dancing to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week.
7:30-10 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 395-4223. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Mystery of Edwin Drood": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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June 1-4. Ron Baumanis directs local actors in Rupert Holmes's 1985 musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's last, unfinished novel, a murder mystery that draws on a variety of familiar Dickensian themes. More light-hearted in its humor than the novel, Bird's musical is staged in the style of a Victorian music-hall entertainment, with a delightfully tuneful score and lots of audience participation. In fact, the audience gets to choose how the mystery is resolved-there are eight different possible endings. Cast: Jared Hoffert, Roy Sexton, Vanessa Bannister, Kimberly Elliott, Alisa Mutchler Bauer, Becca Nowak, Brandon Cave, Brodie Brockie, Michael Cicirelli, Jimmy Dee Arnold, Peter Dannug, Sarah Sweeter, Heather Wing, and Brady Cesaro.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $26 (seniors age 60 & over, $23; Thurs., $20; students, $14 on any day) in advance at a2ct.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 971-2228. [map]


 8 p.m. 

The Mark Lavengood Bluegrass Bonanza Bonanza and The Native Howl: The Ark.

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Double bill. The Bluegrass Bonanza plays traditional bluegrass with vibrant vocal harmonies and instrumental improvisations. Led by Lavengood, best known locally as the dobro player in Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys. the band has a new CD, We've Come Along. The Native Howl is a self-proclaimed "thrashgrass" band from Leonard whose EP made the Billboard Top 10.
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]



 8 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Prodigal Son": Redbud Productions.

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June 1-3. Loretta Grimes directs local actors in the Midwest premiere of this critically acclaimed autobiographical drama by John Patrick Shanley, the Pulitzer-, Tony-, and Oscar-winning playwright who wrote Doubt. A high school genius from the Bronx tries desperately to fit in at an elite New Hampshire boarding school, where his loneliness and alienation lead him to disruptive and violent behaviors that threaten his academic career and expose the weaknesses of the Catholic school system. Stars Liam Weeks, Tim Grimes, Deb Wood, Nate Brassfield, and Chris Krenz.
8 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20. Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]



 9:15 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: "Fuzz Fest IV."

June 1-3.With 30-minute sets by 11 different area heavy rock bands each night, $10 (under age 21, $12) cover per night. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Tonight: Headliner is the veteran Ferndale postpunk art- rock band Child Bite. Opening acts are the local punk- rock trio Human Skull, the Ypsilanti fuzz-rock duo Junglefowl, the local hard-rock band Wild Savages, the Ypsilanti psych-stoner metal drum 'n' bass duo Bubak, the local rock band Minihorse, the Detroit psychedelic Americana band Duende, the Lansing blues- rock noise trio The Jackpine Snag, the Detroit psychedelic sludge-rock quartet Warhorses, the Ferndale electronic-rock band Visitors, and the Ypsilanti roots music garage duo The Gruesome Twosome. . [venue info]

Café Verde: Ron Crozier & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by keyboardist Crozier. [venue info]

Club Above: "Bacon Beautiful Music."

A variety of music, poetry, and other performances by employees of various Zingerman's businesses. A benefit for the Southern Foodways Alliance. In conjunction with Zingerman's Camp Bacon. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Alex Mendenall

Lansing soul-folk singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Wych Elm

Local string sextet that plays a stylishly pungent, soul-infused mix of folk, rock, jazz, and old-time music. [venue info]

Mash: Barelyon

Soulful pop-rock by this Detroit duo. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network"

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Open Mike

All musicians invited. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. [venue info]

Rush Street: Los Gatos

Popular local Latin jazz quintet led by drummer Pete Siers that specializes in the old-school music of Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, and Joe Cuba. The band has amassed a large following among both jazz aficionados and salsa dancers. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer- guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]

 
 


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