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Thursday, June 8, 2017






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: SUN SHEN.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Alexis Neuhaus at alexis@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. alexis@sunshen.org sunshen.org [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]



 10-11:30 a.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. & Thurs. 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).
1-3:30 p.m. (Mon.) & 10-11:30 a.m. (Thurs.), Senior Center (Sept.), 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool/Caregiver Yoga": Ann Arbor District Library: Ann Arbor District Library.

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An A2 Yoga teacher leads a yoga session for preschoolers accompanied by an adult. Dress comfortably, and bring a mat if you have one.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate Branch West Side Room, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"One Pot Meals": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Cooking demo by Atria Senior Living chef Allie Haidar.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. Preregistration recommended. 998-9353. [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. 

Tai-Chi for Arthritis: SUN SHEN.

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Medical studies have shown this particular program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as preventing falls for older adults. For this reason, arthritis foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in America give it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great start for beginner to improve health and wellness. Classes are held 1pm - 1:50pm. Contact Alexis Neuhaus at alexis@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E. Stadium Blvd. $55 / month, $17 / drop in. 734. alexis@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 3-7 p.m. 

Farmers Market: Pittsfield Charter Township.

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The Pittsfield Township Farmers Market is a weekly, rain or shine, summer open air Market, managed by Pittsfield Charter Township. Each market features local diverse offerings, including fresh locally grown seasonal produce, chicken and duck eggs, honey, pasture raised meat, artisan bread and cheese, stuffed pasta, cheesecake, pasties, natural personal care products, artisan wares and more. Free activities available for all ages including cooking demos, Ask a Master Gardener, live music, kids crafts, kids scavenger hunts and more. This is a Michigan producer only market. Bridge Card, Double Up Food Bucks and Prescription for Health accepted. Walk, park or ride (AAATA, route 67). Free parking available. Find us on Facebook to stay up to date on weekly activities: https://www.facebook.com/pittsfieldtwpfarmersmarket
Pittsfield Township Hall, 6201 W. Michigan Avenue. Free events; Pay as you go. 734-822-2121. farmersmarket@pittsfield-mi.gov www.pittsfield-mi.gov/farmersmarket [map]



 5:15-8 p.m. 

Ice Cream Social: Ann Arbor Open School.

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Inflatables, a cakewalk, the popular chicken chucker, and other carnival games. Stucci's ice cream, Satchel's BBQ, and other local food available. Bring your own plates, utensils, and water bottles, if you wish.
5:15-8 p.m., 920 Miller Rd. Free admission (small charge for food & game tickets). 994-1910. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Metal Detecting Club: AAMDC.

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Looking for like minds who love history, relics, treasure, or just talking about it. In and around Michigan, Great Lakes area, Ohio River Valley, and elsewhere. Come meet the 2nd Thursday of the Month at the Denny's on the corner of Washtenaw and Huron at 6pm. Until we get a better meeting place this will be primary location. We can discuss equipment, permissions, legal boundaries, and much more. All ages, color, gender, creed, and values are welcome. Email, text, or call me for more info.
Second Thursday of the month (this one will be June 8th) at 6pm.
Denny's, Washtenaw and Huron Pkwy. Free. 502-232-5991. allenpatrickm@gmail.com


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

Pop-In: Ann Arbor Art Center.

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Interactive pop-up exhibits by local artists. In conjunction with the Intermitten, a 2-day series of talks on creativity in technology (June 8 & 9 at the Ark; tickets $120 in advance at Eventbrite.com).
6-9 p.m., Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty. Free. 994-8004. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

9th Annual Comedy Showcase: Chelsea District Library.

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Every Thurs. in June. Performances by nationally touring stand-up comics TBA.

June 8: Bill Hildebrandt. Veteran Detroit-area comic is known for his clever, good-natured, often surprising topical and observational humor.

June 15: Mark Sweetman. Veteran Detroit-bred observational comic, a cross between a court jester and a philosophical humorist known for his dry wit and acerbic delivery.

June 22: Mike Lebovitz. NYC-based comic who blends manic, rapid-fire observational humor with absurdist clowning.

June 29: Tim Cavanagh. A veteran Chicago comic who blends whimsically naive observations with merrily absurd song parodies, Cavanaugh has been described as "Beaver Cleaver with a guitar and a wickedly funny point of view." Several of his songs have been major hits on the syndicated Dr. Demento radio show.

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6:30-8 p.m., Katie's Corner, CDL lawn (held indoors in case of rain), 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Annual Meeting: Religious Action for Affordable Housing (RAAH).

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Talk by Michigan Ability Partners CEO Jan Little on "What Does It Take to End Veteran Homelessness?" Also, presentation of the Barbara Wykes Award to Shelter Association of Washtenaw County executive director Ellen Schulmeister for her service to affordable housing in our community. The program begins with refreshments.
6:30 p.m., St. Francis Parish Hall, 2250 E. Stadium. Free. 665-8167. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

Encore Dance Studio.

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Encore Dance Studio, Inc. presents their annual dance performances, showcasing the talents of local students. Join us as these talented dancers demonstrate the strength and creativity of dance in their "20th Anniversary Showcase."
Thursday, June 8 | 6:30 pm
Friday, June 9 | 6:30 pm
Saturday, June 10 | 1:00 pm
Saturday, June 10 | 6:30 pm
Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N. Maumee St., Tecumseh, MI 49286, Tecumseh. $11-$16. 517.423.6617. boxoffice@thetca.org http://www.thetca.org/upcoming-events.html [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Downtown Group Run": Running Fit.

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Every Mon. & Thurs. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain/show or shine.
6:15 (Mon.) & 6:30 (Thurs.) p.m., Running Fit, 123 E. Liberty. Free. 769-5016. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Kit Homes of Ann Arbor: A Historical Tour": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by Andrew & Wendy Mutch, owners of a 1926 Sears Hamilton located in Novi who have identified many kit houses in Ann Arbor and are still looking for more.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights": Chelsea Area Festivals & Events.

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Every Thurs., June 8-Aug.17. Musical entertainment on 10 stages downtown, as well as Three Generations Entertainment with balloons and other activities for kids. The weekly musical program also includes chalk art and (except July 27) an open mike stage. Also, street performers, a juried sculpture walk, and food vendors. The music is followed at dusk (beginning June 22) by "SRSLY Cinema," screenings of teen-friendly movies.

June 8: Colors the Clown, the Ferndale Americana rock duo Escaping Pavement, the Jackson pop-folk singer-songwriter Chey Halliwell, the Chelsea High Celtic music ensemble Chelsea House Orchestra, the jazz & blues band Five More Miles, the Kalamazoo gospel-inflected hip-hop ensemble Last Gasp Collective, the local blues band The BlueRays, and the young East Tawas pop-folk singer-songwriter Amy Grace.

June 15: Robinsongs kids music, the Manchester Cajun & Creole quintet Creole du Nord, jazz-inflected country-pop singer-songwriter Kayla Kendall, the veteran Ann Arbor ska-jazz-funk-punk dance band Hullabaloo, the Chelsea bluegrass and traditional American string quartet North Creek Fiddlers, the local blues and blues-rock quintet blues band The Bluesmatics, and the Ann Arbor American roots music singer-songwriter Dave Boutette.

June 22: Dee Dee the Clown and the Face Painting Robot, the old-time music trio Bowdish Brothers, Northville teen pop-folk singer-songwriter Carly Bins, the R&B and blues band Chain of Fools, the Chelsea rock 'n' roll band Coconut Radio, a Ukulele Party, the versatile local 15-piece big band Big Band Theory, and local acoustic country-folk singer-guitarist Bob Pogue. Followed by Bee Movie.

June 29: Eric the Juggler, the Johnny Cash tribute band Cash Is King, ukulele player Ali Sesnovich, the local blues-flavored folk-rock swing quintet Dorkestra, the Chelsea garage blues band Bull Halsey, the jazz-inflected Christian pop-folk ensemble From Grace, the King Family Band bluegrass ensemble, and young Detroit indie pop singer-songwriter Grace Elizabeth Lee. Followed by Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

July 6: Magician Magic Joe, the Western swing septet Fumblin' Tumbleweeds, the acoustic Detroit folk-noir trio Kate Hinote & the Disasters , Sterling Heights pop-rock singer-songwriter Robyn , the Manchester traditional Cajun music duo Sel de Terre, the high-energy local dance quintet Sweet Melissa, vintage band music by the Washtenaw Community Concert Band Town Band, and versatile local singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist Spencer Michaud. Followed by The Sandlot.

July 13: Dee Dee the Clown and the Face Painting Robot, the highly regarded Downriver bluegrass and hard-country band Bill Bynum & Co, the South Lyon acoustic country-rock trio Seven Bridges, the local pop-folk singer-songwriter Scott Thacher, the Local classic rock and Motown cover band Men in Black, the Plymouth jazz fusion trio Doctor Pizza, the classic rock singer-guitarist Nathan Sweet, the jazz vocal trio David C. Bloom & Friends, and the roots-rock duo Peter & Ralph. Followed by Boss Baby.

July 20: Eric the Juggler, the Ypsilanti Chicago blues quintet Blues Dog Inquisition, the Ann Arbor Latin jazz-pop fusion dance band West Park Music Society, pop singer Mike Beno, the local rock & soul cover band Naked Ace, the tap dance duo 2X4, the local folk-rock ensemble Bob Skon Trio, and the acoustic blues and folk musician Ian Stewart. Followed by Trolls.

July 27: Kids musician Music Man Dave, a vintage baseball demo by the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea, the Ann Arbor pop-rock singer-songwriter Mike Vial, the Ann Arbor alt-country band Corndaddy, the Detroit horn-powered Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band Salmagundi, the Ann Arbor alternative rock band Once United, the ragtime, blues, and boogie-woogie pianist Matthew Ball, and the hartland pop-rock singer-songwriter Trey O'Connor. Followed at dusk by the 1966 camp classic Batman.

Aug. 3: Eric the Juggler, local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps, the local rockabilly band Los Dingos del Norte, the young Detroit-area pop-folk singer-songwriter Mia Green, the veteran Detroit postpunk rock band The Seatbelts, the blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock duo Delbert Walling & Haley Houtz, the local guitar-driven classic rock quintet North Congress, and the ethereal, jazzy folk-pop duo Dede Alder & Josh Holcomb. Followed by Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Aug. 10: Colors the Clown, the Detroit organ-based jazz-funk ensemble GFK Trio, the Detroit acoustic roots-rock and alt-country trio Bus Stop Poets, the Jackson Americana band Victor McDermott & the New American Standard, the Ann Arbor Americana quartet Blue Light Band, the local local Americana folk-rock and country John Ponder Band, the Ypsilanti punk-rockabilly Elvis tribute band Devil Elvis, the acoustic old-time ensemble Strings & Things, and the local Americana roots duo Potter's Field. Followed by Independence Day: Resurgence.

Aug. 17: Children's musician Randy Kaplan, the Ferndale Americana rock quartet Escaping Pavement, the highly regarded Downriver bluegrass and hard-country band Bill Bynum & Co, the young Sterling Heights country singer-songwriter Lisa Mary, the local country-rock trio Cold Tone Harvest, the Chelsea garage blues band Bull Halsey, a blues-rock band from the School of Rock Ann Arbor, the local blues-flavored folk-rock swing quintet Dorkestra, and the country-pop duo Sally & Ted. Followed by Hidden Figures.

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6:30-8:30 p.m., downtown Chelsea. Free. chelseafestivals.com. 475-1145, 474-9178. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"The Tempest": U-M Residential College/Nichols Arboretum.

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Every Thurs-Sun., June 8-25. U-M Residential College drama lecturer Kate Mendeloff directs students and local actors an alfresco production of Shakespeare's culminating work, a visionary romance set on a magical island ruled by the enigmatic but benevolent sorcerer Prospero and his beautiful daughter Miranda. Prospero is in fact the exiled duke of Milan, who conjures a storm that shipwrecks his old enemies upon his island. He takes the opportunity to teach them a lesson before bestowing forgiveness, abandoning his magical powers, and preparing to return to the world. The Tempest is filled with verse and song (including the famous "Full fathom five") and contains some of Shakespeare's most gorgeously haunting poetry. The RC's annual Shakespeare in the Arb productions have become a hugely popular local summer tradition. Director Mendeloff takes special care to make the shifting Arb environments an active force in the performance. Bring a blanket or portable chair to sit on; dress for the weather.
6:30 p.m., meet at the Peony Garden entrance at 1610 Washington Heights. $20 (Friends of Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, $15; students, $15; seniors age 62 & over, $17; youth under age 18, $10; kids under 5, free) at the gate only. Tickets go on sale at 5:30 p.m. Space limited; come early. 998-9540.


 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.-close (usually midnight), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Form: SUN SHEN.

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In this class, you will build a solid foundation in Tai-Chi principles in an intimate setting, with guidance and personal adjustment in the SUN SHEN 35 Form from accomplished instructors. As you learn the sequence and details of the Form, you will experience the calm, effortless power that comes from relaxed focus. Classes are held Monday at 6pm, and Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Contact Alexis Neuhaus at alexis@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. 734-845-9786. alexis@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 7:00 p.m.  Free! 

Poetry Celebration with Stephanie Heit: Common Language Bookstore.

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Stephanie Heit reads from her debut poetry collection, The Color She Gave Gravity, which explores queerness, neurodiversity and mental health difference. An ecopoetics of the bodymind, these poems take us inside a dance inside an imaginary city inside sculpted spaces inside the insomniac body inside sister grief inside she. Reading, reception and book signing.
Common Language Bookstore (Aut Bar Patio), 317 Braun Court. Free. 734-663-0036. [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. 

"Camelot": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., June 8-July 2. This professional theater company performs Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's 1960 Broadway musical based on the King Arthur legend, with particular emphasis on his courtship with and marriage to Guenevere and her love affair with his chief knight, Lancelot. The show has inspired everyone from John F. Kennedy to Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of Hamilton), who says the song "Guenevere" first attracted him to musicals. The score also includes "C'est Moi," "What Do the Simple Folk Do?," and the beloved "If Ever I Would Leave You."
7 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $26 (seniors, $24; youth & groups of 10 or more, $22) on Thurs.; $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Fri. & Sat. eve. $28 (seniors, $26; youth & groups of 10 or more, $24) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [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.  Free! 

"Open Mic & Share": Bookbound.

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Readings by Chicago poet (and Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series cohost) Edward Morin and Mt. Pleasant poet Eric Torgersen. Morin's new chapbook, Housing for Wrens, is a collection of poems about birds and other animals. Torgersen's In Which We See Our Selves is a collection of ghazals, an ancient Persian form. The program begins with an open mike for poets, who are welcome to read their own work or a favorite poem by another writer.
7 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Story Night": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Storytellers Guild members present a program of old tales and personal stories for grownups.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free; donations accepted. annarborstorytelling.org, facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. 665-2757. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"We Are Data: Algorithms and the Making of Our Digital Selves": Literati Bookstore.

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U-M American culture and digital studies professor John Cheney-Lippold discusses his new book about the expansiveness of modern data collection and the effect it has on our identities, both online and offline. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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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. 

"Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life": Rave.

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(Andrew Sandler, 2017). Documentary about the controversial life and career of R&B, hip-hop, and pop star Brown, with interviews of Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Mike Tyson, Jamie Foxx, and other celebrities.
7:30 p.m., 4100 Carpenter. $14 (seniors, $13; kids, $12). 973-8424. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Journey to Broadway": Washtenaw Community Concert Band.

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Chris Heidenreich conducts this 80-member ensemble in a program of show tunes. Also, WCCB bassoonist Cozette Cecconie performs a movement of Mozart's Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major.
7:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Atrium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. 252-9221. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [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]


 8:30-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Social: Footnotes Ballroom Company.

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June 8 & 22. Ballroom dancing to recorded music.
8:30-10 p.m., 4531 Concourse Dr. (off S. State across from the airport). $5. 926-0107. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Tetra

One-woman band who plays electronic dance funk. Opening acts are the local jazz-rock trio Honey Monsoon, the local modern jazz ensemble The Estar Cohen Project, and local Experimental postpunk jazz singer-songwriter Alex Koi, a U- M music student from Pittsburgh who cites Laurie Anderson, Bjork, Radiohead, and Debussy among her influences. [venue info]

Café Verde: Sandor Slomovits & Friends

Best known as half of the popular acoustic folk duo Gemini, singer- songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Slomovits if joined by other local musicians TBA. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Wych Elm

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

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Slice

Veteran East Lansing pop dance quartet. [venue info]

Mash: The Shelter Dogs

Local self-styled "lounge-a-billy" trio that plays vintage swing, rockabilly, and blues. With upright bassist Todd Perkins, guitarist Pete Bullard, and drummer Tom Twiss. [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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