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Friday, June 9, 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]



 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.  Free! 

"Joe's Breakfast Club": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, 19-24 miles, to the Coney Island in Whitmore Lake for a breakfast or early lunch.
9 a.m., meet in the back parking lot across the wooden car bridge, Bandemer Park, Barton Dr. at Whitmore Lake Dr. Free. 476-4944, 996-9461.


 11 a.m.-midnight 

11th Annual Ya'ssoo Greek Festival: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

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June 9-11. This popular lively festival features lots of Greek food from pastitsio to souvlaki and pastries, including loukoumathes (honey-dipped doughnut puffs), karithopita (walnut cakes), and other delicacies. Also, a kids corner (Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. noon-10 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.), live Greek music by the local Greek party band Kefi and the Detroit band Enigma, performances by the St. Nicholas Dancers, and open dancing (Fri. 9 p.m.-midnight & Sat. 8 p.m.-midnight). Also, popular church tours, raffles with a grand prize trip to Greece, and a sale of Greek souvenirs, jewelry, ceramics, books, and more.
11 a.m.-midnight (Fri. & Sat.) & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), St. Nicholas, 3109 Scio Church Rd. (park at nearby Knox Presbyterian Church on Wagner to get a shuttle to the festival). $3 (Sun., $2; free admission for kids age 12 & under and for anyone arriving before 4 p.m. on Fri. and before 1 p.m. on Sat.). annarborgreekfestival.org, 332-8200. [map]


 Noon 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal demonstrates.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

Guided Tours: Waterloo 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 Farm Museum, 13493 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.


 3-7 p.m. 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
3-7 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4, 7, & 9:15 p.m. 

"The Wedding Plan": Michigan Theater.

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(Rama Burshtein, 2016). When her fiancé bows out on the eve of her wedding, an Orthodox Jew refuses to cancel the event and instead relies on God to supply her with a husband. Hebrew, 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, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"My Cousin Rachel": Michigan Theater.

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(Roger Michell, 2017). Period drama about a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious cousin, but then starts to fall for her. Rachel Weisz.
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, 7:30, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Churchill": Michigan Theater.

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(Jonathan Teplitzky, 2017). Thrilling biopic about Winston Churchill in the days leading up to D-Day.
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]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fridays After 5": UMMA.

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The museum is open late tonight, with curators discussing the current temporary exhibits.
5-8 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]



 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 9-July 2. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, yoga and other fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer tastings (Tues., 5 p.m.), wine tastings (Wed., 5 p.m.), and more. Tonight: Jive Colossus (8:30 p.m.), a local 9-piece ensemble with a killer horn section fronted by vocalist Shelly Catalan that plays Afro-Caribbean, funk, rock, and blues, and the local horn-driven retro funk octet Third Coast Kings (10:15 p.m.). Also, indie pop singer-songwriter and ukulele player Katherine Hepburn (5 p.m.), Detroit indie rock singer-songwriter (and American Idol season 12 contestant) Keri Lynn Roche (6 p.m.), and local trumpeter Ingrid Racine's Old Soul Redux (7 p.m.), which plays originals and covers that draw on R&B, hip-hop, rock, and modern jazz influences. The Summer Festival also includes a series of shows on June 6, 13, 14, 18, & 24 (see listings) and into July at the Power Center.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Snow Cone Social: Thurston Elementary School.

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Lawn games, an obstacle course, a bubble station, balloon twisting, temporary tattoos, live music by Thurston students, face painting, The Burger Spot food truck, and snow cones.
5:30-7:30 p.m., Thurston, 2300 Prairie. Free admission (small charge for food and games). 994-1970. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Outside In: A Walking Tour of Cosmogonic Tattoos": UMMA.

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U-M art & design professor Jim Cogswell leads a walking tour of his window installations at UMMA and the U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Followed by a reception at the Kelsey Museum Loggia (Maynard St. entrance).
5:30-6:30 p.m., UMMA Commons, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 6-9 p.m. 

16th Annual Green Fair: Office of the Mayor/Washtenaw County.

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Displays of alternative-fuel vehicles, renewable energy, green building materials, solar energy installations, and other energy conservation products and practices. A Green Commute expo includes information and displays about alternative transportation options. Also, Also, a bicycle powered sound system, mobile and kinetic sculptures with environmental themes and a variety of other hands-on kids activities, birds of prey from Leslie Science & Nature Center, a demo by the Ann Arbor's Derby Dimes women's roller derby team, and information booths with local environmental nonprofits and companies that participate in the county's Environmental Excellence Partnership Program. Live music by Corndaddy, a local alt-country band led by singer-songwriters Kevin Brown and Jud Branam whose music filters early 70s country-rock through the influences of bluegrass, power pop, and British Invasion bombast. Organic food available.
6-9 p.m., Main between William and Huron and Liberty & Washington between Ashley & Fourth Ave. Free. Valet bike parking. 794-6161, ext. 41602.


 6 p.m. 

Ice Cream Social: Angell Elementary School.

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Sidewalk chalk, 2 bounce houses, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum activities, a giant tic-tac-toe, a plinko board, craft stations, a trebuchet (an old-fashioned gravity-fueled catapult), and more. Free ice cream sundaes. Pizza, popcorn, and cotton candy available. Rain or shine.
6-8 p.m., Angell, 1608 South University. Free admission (nominal charge game tickets & food). 994-1907. [map]


 6 p.m. 

Ice Cream Social: Angell Elementary School.

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Sidewalk chalk, 2 bounce houses, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum activities, a giant tic-tac-toe, a plinko board, craft stations, a trebuchet (an old-fashioned gravity-fueled catapult), and more. Free ice cream sundaes. Pizza, popcorn, and cotton candy available. Rain or shine.
6-8 p.m., Angell, 1608 South University. Free admission (nominal charge game tickets & food). 994-1907. [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

Ice Cream Social: King Elementary School.

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Washtenaw Dairy ice cream, games, and inflatables. Pizza and drinks available.
6-8 p.m., King Elementary, 3800 Waldenwood Dr. (off Earhart). $6 for a wristband that includes ice cream, games, & inflatables. 994-1940. [map]


 6-8:30 p.m. 

Ice Cream Social: Bach Elementary School.

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A bounce house, inflatables, carnival games, live music by Ann Arbor Music Center Rock Band School students, and music spun by a DJ. Concessions.
6-8:30 p.m., Bach, 600 W. Jefferson. Free admission; $10 for a games & inflatables pass. 994-1949. [map]


 6 & 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Mon.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to compete in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m.), and modern (Fri. 6:30 p.m., competitive) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards.
6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 6:30 p.m. (all dates), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 & $7.50 (casual), $10 & $15 (competitive), & $10 (booster draft). 786-3746. [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! 

Shakespeare in the Park - As You Like It: Pinckney Players.

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"Pinckney Players proudly presents As You Like It, part of its Shakespeare in the Park series
A hilarious romantic comedy with a 50's twist
This is a free event at Pinckney Town Square Park
As You Like It turns the traditional rules of romance on their heads. Gender roles, nature, and politics are confused in a play that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be.
Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match. Her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity, banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy, she leaves with her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone to seek out her father in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love and wooing.
A firm favorite among Shakespeare's comedies it includes some of his best loved characters. Come to the gazebo on a beautiful June day, bring chairs or a blanket, and maybe even have a picnic!
Pinckney Town Square Park, E Main St, Pinckney, MI 48169, Pinckney. Free. 734-878-1368. kpvhouse@yahoo.com http://www.pinckneyplayers.com/sip-as-you-like-it.html



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Friday Night Movie for Adults": Dexter District Library.

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Apr. 14: Allied, Robert Zemeckis's 2016 romantic action film, set in 1942, about a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa who encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission. May 12: Girl on the Train, Tate Taylor's 2016 thriller about a woman who fantasizes about a seemingly perfect couple living in a house that her train passes by each day. When she witnesses something shocking at their house, she becomes entangled in a mystery. Emily Blunt. June 9: Deepwater Horizon, Peter Berg's 2016 docudrama about the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Mark Wahlberg.
6:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Six-Mile Green Trek": The Himalayan Bazaar.

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Local adventure tour company guide Heather O'Neal leads a hike from the Mayor's Green Fair to Barton Dam and along the river, ending at "Top of the Park." Snacks. Bring water and a snack to share (if you wish).
6:30 p.m., meet at the Himalayan Bazaar, 218 S. Main. Free. ofglobal@aol.com. [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! 

Ashtavakra Gita by Sw. Prasannatmananda: Vedanta Study Circle at the University of Michigan.

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A warm welcome to the study of Vedanta with the learned monks of the 120 year old Ramakrishna Order established by Swami Vivekananda! Starting Friday, June 2, Swami Prasannatmananda, the head of the Vedanta Society of Berkeley, CA will take us through an important Vedantic text "Ashtavakra Gita" on Skype. There will be time for Q&A at the end.
When:
Weekly on Fridays
(starting June 2, 2017)
Where:
Conf. Room 1120 A, Duderstadt Center, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Time:
7-8:30pm
Admission Free
Register: a2vedanta@gmail.com
About Swami Prasannatmananda:
Swami Prasannatmananda is a fully ordained monk and an active minister of the Ramakrishna Order of India. He received his monastic ordination in 1995 after extensive spiritual practice and scriptural training. In 2011, Swami Prasannatmananda was posted at the Vedanta Society of Berkeley, California, where he has been continuing his service.
IMPORTANT: This is a weekly event!
Conf. Room 1120A, Duderstadt Center, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd. Free. vedanta.a2@gmail.com https://maizepages.umich.edu/organization/VSC [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Maile Meloy: Literati Bookstore.

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This acclaimed LA-based novelist is joined by U-M creative writing professor Michael Byers in a discussion of Do Not Become Alarmed, her new novel about two families who are on a tropical vacation when their children go missing. The book has been praised both for its suspenseful plot and deft prose. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meet & Greet: Professional Volunteer Corps.

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The Professional Volunteer Corps holds its monthly meeting, social, and orientation for new members on the second Friday of every month. PVC welcomes singles 25 or older who would like to help out local non-profits and have some fun while you're at it. We schedule 2-3 volunteer opportunities and 2-3 social events each month. Participation is flexible. You are welcome to attend and check us out! Check out our web site for directions or more information.
NEW Center, 1100 North Main St. Free. pvc_a2@email.com a2pvc.org [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Family Mew-vie Night": Huron Valley Humane Society.

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Screening of the 2016 live-action retelling of The Jungle Book. Also, a chance to snuggle with adoptable cats. Popcorn, juice, and water. Kids must be accompanied by an adult (at least 1 for every 3 kids). Bring pillows, sleeping bags, and blankets, if you wish. Note: This event usually sells out.
7-9 p.m., Tiny Lions Center, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $7. Preregistration recommended at tinylions.org/mewvienights. 661-3575. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Centennial Dixieland Jazz Band: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Quintet created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recording, which was made by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band in New York City in 1917. Tonight they perform ODJB classics and other New Orleans jazz works. With Toledo cornetist David Kosmyna, clarinetist Ray Heitger (founder of the Cakewalkin' Jass Band), New Orleans trombonist Chris Smith, local pianist James Dapogny, and local drummer Pete Siers.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5. Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

John Heffron: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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June 9 & 10. A South Lyon native and EMU grad who now lives in L.A., Heffron specializes in observations about the indignities and absurdities of life from the point of view of children and parents. A frequent guest on network and cable TV shows, Heffron won the 2nd season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $25 reserved seating in advance & general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]



 8 p.m. 

Josh White, Jr.: The Ark.

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Known for his powerful, intense singing and his virtuosity on 6-string and 12-string guitars, White sings in a more modern style than his famous folksinger father. His blues, gospel, and folk repertoire includes many of his father's best-known songs as well as several upbeat, inspirational originals.His latest CD, Tuning for the Blues, is a collection of classic blues standards.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance 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. 

"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]


 8 p.m. 

"Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse": EMU Theatre Department.

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June 2-4 & 9-11. EMU drama professor Pam Cardell Cato directs EMU drama students in Kevin Kling's comedy adapted from Kevin Henkes' children's book about a high-spirited young mouse and self-proclaimed queen who likes everything--except her baby brother-who learns a lesson of patience, sharing, and forgiveness when her fabulous purple purse taken away. For audiences age 5 & up.
7 p.m. (Fri.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), EMU Sponberg Theatre, Ford St. (off Lowell at Jarvis), Ypsilanti. Tickets $15 (seniors age 60 & older, $12; youth age 12 & under, $7) in advance at the Convocation Center, the Student Center ticket office, the Quirk box office, and emutix.com; and at the door. 487-1221.


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Comedic improv by experienced local performers. The 10 p.m. Friday show, "A Pointless Display of Improvised Feats," is devoted to long-form improv.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Tickets $12 (8 p.m.) & $10 (10 p.m.). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Legend of Georgia McBride": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., June 9-July 9. Brandy Joe Plambeck directs Matthew Lopez's comedy about a down-on-his-luck Elvis impersonator with a pregnant wife who stumbles into a wildly successful new career as a drag queen. Stars Nick Yocum, Vince Kelley, Richard Payton, Meredith Deighton, and Joe Bailey.
8 p.m. (Thurs.- Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) are $20 or pay what you can afford, in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



 8:30-10:30 p.m 

"Night Paddle": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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All invited to paddle around Gallup Pond guided by the moon and watch for deer, muskrats, herons, and other wildlife. Bring a flashlight.
8:30-10:30 p.m., meet at Gallup Park Canoe Livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. (west side of Huron Pkwy.). $14 per boat. 769-6240. [map]


 9-11:30 p.m.  Free! 

Naked Ace: Bel-Mark Lanes.

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Live music outdoors under a tent by this local 14-piece rock, blues, and soul band. Also, a beer garden.
9-11:30 p.m., Bel-Mark Lanes, 3530 Jackson. Free admission. 994-8433. [map]


 9 p.m. 

"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. 11:30 p.m.-1 a.m. is blues dancing. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson. Note: New location.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Campus Chapel, 1236 Washtenaw Ct. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). 417-9857. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Man Eating Lion and The Major Minor

Double bill of Detroit rock bands. Man Eating Lion is a progressive alternative quartet and The Major Minor is an emo-oriented pop-punk quintet. Opening acts are Tiny Kingdoms, the Mount Pleasant pop-punk quintet Get Stoked, the Ypsilanti emo punk quintet Swordfish, and the Westland pop-punk quartet Aim Lower. Advance tickets: $10. [venue info]

Club Above: Conner Donnelly

This local musician celebrates the release of his new EP. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Shaun Garth Walker

Local singer-guitarist with an eclectic, wide-ranging repertoire. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Stuart Benbow

Acoustic pop-folk originals and covers by this veteran local singer- songwriter and guitarist who grew up in Ontario. . Opening act is Sophia Avocado, a 12-year-old singer-songwriter from Livingston County. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring pianist Gil Scott Chapman, bassist Russell Tessier, and drummer Robert Warren. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Soulstice

Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing. [venue info]

Mash: David Roof

Local blues-rock singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Detroit's Own Soul Purpose

An eclectic mix of genres from funk and blues-rock to hard country by this Westland quintet fronted by vocalist Carol Holmes. [venue info]

Rush Street: Legendary Wings

Local jazz quintet that focuses on dynamic, challenging, and less commonly heard music from the modern jazz repertoire interspersed with free improvisation. The usual lineup features saxophonists Dan Bennett and Tim Haldeman, Fender Rhodes electric pianist Matt Endahl, bassist Jordan Schug, and drummer Nick Collins. [venue info]

 
 


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