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Calendar of Events

Sunday, June 18, 2017






 
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 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Dressage at Waterloo": Waterloo Hunt Club.

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June 16-18, July 14-16, and Aug. 4-6 & 17-20. Competitive equine ballet by skilled regional horses and riders, highlighted by graceful freestyle routines set to music. Bring your own lawn chairs; no pets. Concessions.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free admission. 426-2111. [map]


 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Watercolor, mixed media, pen and ink: The Common Cup.

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This summer, our walls will feature the artwork Deb Guidot.
Deb Guidot's work reflects a love of transparency and a fascination with light dancing across surfaces. It vacillates between showing the beauty that surrounds us and a satirical look at humanity's interactions with it. Her fascination with surfaces combined with a tongue-in-cheek look at the world has produced works that are not necessarily what they appear to be. Utilizing a variety of media including watercolor, pencil, ink, forged steel, stone and clay she creates both two and three-dimensional works. Deb states, "Using layers, transparency and negative space, combined with intent takes you beyond the surface of objects."
The Common Cup, 1511 Washtenaw Ave. dguidot@charter.net http://www.commoncupcoffee.com/ [map]



 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

Yoga with Cats: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Saline Antiques & Vintage Market.

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Show and sale of antiques and vintage items in various styles, including Americana, art deco, mission, mid-century modern, industrial, shabby chic, continental, and more. Deliveries available. Concessions. Leashed pets welcome.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $6 (children age 15 & under accompanied by an adult, free). salinemarket@gmail.com, (937) 875-0808. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Sunday Democratic Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Pace and destination are determined by the assembled riders.
9 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 997-7484. [map]


 10 a.m. 

A2QUA Sunday Morning Swim: Ann Arbor Queer Aquatics.

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A2QUA, Ann Arbor Queer Aquatics, is MI's first gay & lesbian swim team. For over 20 years, we've been swimming in MI and providing a safe, friendly place for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, & questioning swimmers (and their friends!) to meet, socialize, & exercise.
The team is made up of gay, lesbian, & straight competitive and recreational swimmers at all levels, from state champions to dog paddlers, from their 20s to their 70s. We welcome gays, lesbians, bisexuals, & their friends of all ages & abilities. Our team includes all levels of swimmers, from beginning fitness swimmers to very competitive. Swimmers from all over Michigan, not just Ann Arbor, swim with us.
Our practices are organized so that everyone can find a comfortable or challenging place to
swim. If you can swim a single length without calling 911, there's a place for you in practice.
Our practices are written to accommodate all levels of swimmers - very fast to just beginning.
1st Swim Free, $8 t
Winter - Mack Indoor Pool, Summer - Fuller Pool, 715 Brooks St. or 1519 Fuller Rd. Donation. $8. 7346579960. emailme0617@Yahoo.com www.a2qua.com or www.facebook.com/groups/A2QUA/ [map]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Gordon Hall Days: A Country Fair": Dexter Area Historical Society and Museum/Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

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June 17 & 18. Guided tours of historic Gordon Hall, with photo ops in vintage costumes and an antique car, midway games for kids of all ages, Little Conductors train rides. Food available from the Dexter Lions, snack area with popcorn, cotton candy, & sno cones.

Sat. only: Mini-tractor pulls, a walk-in-balloon, and a performance by the Dexter Dulcimers. Also, at 1 p.m., "Tea with Style" ($10; reservations required), an old-fashioned tea with accompanied by re-enactors costumed as survivors of the Titanic in fashionable period dress, and at 7 p.m., "A Country Dance" ($50/person, $125/family with kids age 12 & older; reservations required), with vintage dances called by Robin Warner to live music by the Country Fair Players. The price of admission includes appetizers, desserts, & beverages.

Sun. only: animal-based magic show with Colors the Clown, a kids music emporium, a performance by the North Creek Fiddlers, and a pie auction.

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10 a.m.-5 p.m., Gordon Hall, 8341 Island Lake Rd. at Dexter-Pinckney Rd., Dexter. $5 per person or $15 per car suggested donation; Free onsite parking. Tea & dance reservations: 395-4106; Info: 426-2519. [map]


 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts, usually with a different theme each week. June 4: Performance by local singer-songwriter Ed Dupas (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) and demonstration of techniques using Copic products, such as markers and inks (noon-3 p.m.). Also, Common Cycle representatives discuss "Inspecting a Used Bicycle" (noon-2 p.m.). June 11: a birdhouse making demonstration (noon-3 p.m.) and information from Gift of Life Michigan representatives. June 18: an Adirondack chair making demonstration (noon-3 p.m.), and information from the nonprofit Let's Ban Fracking (11 a.m.-4 p.m.). June 25: a wind chime making demonstration (noon-3 p.m.) and information from SafeHouse representatives (11 a.m.-4 p.m.).
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot. Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.


 Afternoon time TBA 

Ann Arbor Japan Week: U-M Center for Japanese Studies.

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June 18-24. This week-long celebration of Japanese culture kicks off with a screening of Kenji Kamiyama's 2017 anime film Ancien and the Magic Tablet (Michigan Theater, time TBA). June 19: shibori dyeing (see June 19 listing) and sashiko embroidery (AADL downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth, 7 p.m.). June 20: Ikebana Japanese flower arranging workshop (3 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, registration required at emcanosa@umich.edu) and an anime screening (5:30-7:30 p.m., U-M Palmer Commons Forum Hall, 100 Washtenaw). June 21: Gyotaku fish printing (see June 21 listing), Japanese games at the Top of the Park KidZone tent (5-8 p.m., Ingalls Mall), a karate demo (5 p.m., Power Center lawn), and a taiko drumming performance by Godaiko Drummers at Top of the Park (8 p.m., Ingalls Mall). June 22: A "Family Japanese Art Studio" (11 a.m. & 2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State, preregistration required at umma-program-registration@umich.edu) and a temaki-sushi workshop (see June 22 listing). June 23: U-M carillonneur Tiffany Ng performs the premier of a new carillon arrangement of Jeffrey Treviño's "Sakura" and music from Studio Ghibli films (Burton Tower, noon). Also, Japanese video games (4 p.m., U-M Duderstadt Center Rm. B474, 2281 Bonisteel). June 24: "Storytime at the Museum" (see June 24 listing). See ii.umich.edu/cjs for updated schedule.
Various times & locations. Free. 764-6307.


 Noon-1 p.m. 

Aerial Boot Camp: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Boot Camp
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Supplement your aerial training with this all levels conditioning class, which focuses on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for. Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via the included link before arriving for class.
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/this-weeks-schedule/ [map]


 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Comparative Cupping": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's Coffee staff offer taste samples of coffees from around the world using the tools and techniques of professional tasters.
Noon-2 p.m., Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. Reservations required. 929-6060. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Pop-Up Makerspace": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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June 17 & 18. All invited to try a hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: paper engineering.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $12 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 12:30-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival": Ann Arbor District Library.

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June 17 & 18. Adults & kids of all ages invited to meet more than 40 top area cartoonists and participate in workshops on making web comics, writing and drawing minicomics, creating video games, and much more. Kids can also vote in the 5th annual Kids' Comics Awards. Winners announced during a ceremony featuring puppets, super villains, and more. Also, on June 17, a day-long series talks and workshops at the U-M Hatcher Grad Library for librarians, educators, and cartoonists. (see a2caf.com/programming for full schedule).
11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Sat.) & 12:30-5:30 p.m. (Sun.), AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Japan Week 2017.

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The Center for Japanese Studies proudly presents the third annual Ann Arbor Japan Week. Ann Arbor Japan Week will return in summer 2017 with special free kickoff movie screening events on June 11th and 18th at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. Last year's kickoff screening of the animated film Only Yesterday offered in partnership with the Cinetopia International Film Festival attracted over 400 people. This year, we are delighted to screen Hirune Hime, also known as Ancien and the Magic Tablet, for Ann Arbor Japan Week kickoff events.
Ann Arbor Japan Week 2017 will bring back some of the most successful events from previous years, including a taiko drumming performance, storytime and crafts at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, a martial arts demonstration, a sushi making lesson, and a shibori dyeing workshop.
Ann Arbor (locations vary), N/A. Free. N/A. umcjs@umich.edu https://www.ii.umich.edu/cjs/



 1-2 p.m. 

Beginning Static Trapeze: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze (also known as fixed trapeze) is a circus art performed on the bar and ropes of a trapeze hung from two points in the ceiling. This course is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. Students will build the strength to mount and dismount the trapeze unassisted, and gain mastery of fundamental trapeze vocabulary, technique, and sequences. Each class also includes dynamic warm ups, stretching, and conditioning exercises designed to target specific strength and mobility for aerial arts. Please register via the included link before arriving for class.
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/this-weeks-schedule/ [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

Creature Encounters - Crested Porcupines!: The Creature Conservancy.

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The Creature Conservancy is featuring Bedhead and Lady Gaga, our Crested Porcupines, during the month of June! See them for a special presentation on our Stone Stage each Saturday and Sunday - at 2:00pm and again at 4:00pm.

Our other animal ambassadors are also on display! Indoors and/or outdoors, you can see many species of animal, including kangaroos, prairie dogs, alligators, turkey vultures, macaws, snapping turtles, muntjac, giant tortoises, arctic foxes, and many more. Bring a snack and take a break at our indoor or outdoor picnic areas.

The main building is accessed by parking in the lot immediately off Ann Arbor-Saline Rd and following the guided signs to the entrance. The Creature Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located at 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.

Cost: $6/child (ages 2-12), $8/adult (age 13+), free/children under 2; for a self-guided tour of the outdoor animals only: $2/person (ages 2+).

More details: http://thecreatureconservancy.org/vis
The Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $8 adult (13+), $6 child (2-12), free (under 2). info@thecreatureconservancy.org http://thecreatureconservancy.org/visit-hours.html [map]



 1 & 4 p.m. 

Doktor Kaboom!: Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Seattle-based comic and actor David Epley performs as Doktor Kaboom, a zany German scientist in steampunk goggles and an orange lab coat who does entertaining science experiments with lots of audience participation. Recommended for kids age 6-16. The 1 p.m. show, "It's Just Rocket Science," explores space travel through concepts such as trajectory, centripetal and centrifugal force, and Newton's Third Law. The 4 p.m. show, "Live Wire!," is all about electricity, with experiments that involve Tesla Coils, Van de Graaf generators, and a ping-pong shooting robot.
1 & 4 p.m., Power Center. Tickets $15 in advance at a2sf.org & by phone. 764-2538.


 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.


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Pet Loss Support Group: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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It's never easy to lose a pet, and when you consider them, as we do, a member of the family, the loss can be difficult and extremely sad.
HSHV and Blue Dog Counseling have partnered to provide a support group on preparing for and dealing with the loss of a pet.
Colleen O'Brien, founder of Blue Dog Counseling, is an expert at developing creative therapeutic interventions to support individuals, couples, families, and other groups. Her personal commitment to animal welfare, her own experience as a devoted pet owner, and a passion for supporting people led her to create Blue Dog Counseling. Côlleen is dedicated to providing a safe, open, and creative space for discussion. A place where you can take time for yourself.
Group is held monthly in the HSHV conference room.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Free. Donations accepted. colleen@bluedogcounseling.com www.hshv.org/events [map]



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Sharon Mills Tours: Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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All invited to tour this park on the River Raisin that features an operational hydroelectric generator, a beautiful multicolored stone house, a wooden mill, and a former winery, plus spots for fishing, canoeing, and picnicking. The tour focuses on Henry Ford's influence.
1-4 p.m., Sharon Mills Park, 5701 Sharon Hollow Rd. (between Pleasant Lake & Sharon Valley rds.), Manchester. Free. 971-6337. [map]


 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Reading Kick-Off: Saline District Library.

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Ice cream, family-friendly activities, music, and a chance to sign up for the library's summer reading programs.
1-5 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 1:30 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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June 18 & 20: Three Stooges Shorts. Screening of 6 1930s slapstick comedy classics by the durably popular trio, including Pop Goes the Easel, A Plumbing We Will Go, Woman Haters, Grips, Grunts & Groans, Men in Black, and Three Little Pigskins.

June 25 & 27: Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933). Marx Brothers satiric masterpiece, a crazed romp about a pointless war between the kingdoms of Freedonia and Sylvania.

July 2 & 4: The Great Dictator (Charlie Chaplin, 1940). Chaplin portrays both tyrant "Adenoid Hynkel" and a Jewish ghetto barber in this barbed slapstick comedy.

July 9: Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951). Classic thriller about a couple of travelers--a young tennis player and a charming psycho path--who agree to swap murders. 1:30 p.m.

July 11: Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954). Stylish thriller-romance about a homebound news photographer who thinks he's witnessed a murder from his apartment window. James Stewart, Grace Kelly.

July 16: To Catch a Thief Alfred Hitchcock, 1955). Romantic thriller about a reformed cat burglar who has to save his reputation by catching a new thief preying on wealthy tourists in the French Riviera. Cary Grant, Grace Kelly.

July 18: The Trouble with Harry (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955). Trouble erupts in a small, quiet New England town when a man's body is found in the woods. Shirley MacLaine, John Forsythe, Edmund Gwenn.

July 23: The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1956). A man and his wife are caught up in an international conspiracy when their son is kidnapped. James Stewart, Doris Day.

July 25: The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock, 1957). Unusual semidocumentary based on the true story of a New York musician falsely accused of robbery. Henry Fonda, Vera Miles.

July 30: Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock, 1958). Haunting, dreamlike mystery thriller that stars James Stewart as a retired police detective who is afraid of heights. Kim Novak.

Aug. 1: North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959). Classic thriller about an ad exec mistaken for a government agent who's relentlessly pursued halfway across the country. Cary Grant. Eva Marie Saint.

Aug. 6: The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963). Eerie thriller about hordes of bloodthirsty sparrows, gulls, and crows plaguing a small California town. Not for the squeamish. Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy.

Aug. 8: Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock, 1964). Suspense drama about a compulsive thief blackmailed by her boss into marrying him. Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery.

Aug. 13 & 15: Steamboat Bill Jr. (Charles Reisner, 1928). Silent comedy with Buster Keaton as a namby-pamby trying to prove his manhood to his boat captain dad. Live organ accompaniment.

Aug. 20 & 22: Wizard of Oz Victor Fleming, 1939). The classic film musical based on L. Frank Baum's well-loved children's fantasy. Judy Garland.

Aug. 27 & 29: The Little Mermaid (Ron Clements & John Musker, 1989). Sing-along version of this animated Disney classic adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. With on-screen lyrics, interactive props, goody bags, and more.

Sept. 3 & 5: Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006). A British bureaucrat is secretly tasked with protecting a pregnant refugee during a mysterious 18-year global fertility crisis which has caused geopolitical chaos. Clive Owen, Julianne Moore.

Sept. 4: Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960). Suspense thriller set in a motel run by a peculiar mama's boy. Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh. Students with ID, free.

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1:30 p.m. (Sun. & Mon. ) & 7 p.m. (Tues.) except as noted, Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). [map]


 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Various audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight ((11:30 a.m. Sat., 1:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun., ) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Did An Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs? (Sat. 12:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show examining the theory that 66 million years ago a 6-mile-wide rock from space slammed into Earth, wiping out 75% of all living species, including the dinosaurs.

Eclipse (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) looks at the history and the astronomy of total solar eclipses.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]


 1:45, 4, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Paris Can Wait": Michigan Theater.

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(Eleanor Coppola, 2017). A long-married woman unexpectedly takes a 2-day car trip from Cannes to Paris with one of her husband's business associates. Diane Lane & Alec Baldwin.
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]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Almost Summer Botany Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Faye Stoner leads a hike to look at late spring wildflowers, ferns, sedges, trees, and more. Bring insect repellent.
2-4 p.m., Scio Woods Preserve, north side of Scio Church Rd. west of Wagner. Free. 971-6337.


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Computer Skills": Ann Arbor District Library.

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GameStart staff present hands-on introductions to various computer skills. For kids in grades 3-8 (except as noted).

June 4: "Minecraft Python Programming." Learn the fundamentals of programming Minecraft using the Python programming language.

June 11: "Unity 2D." Learn to design a platformer video game with animated sprites and other characters.

June 18: "Minecraft Python Programming." Learn the fundamentals of programming Minecraft using the Python programming language.

June 25: "3-D Video Game Design." Learn to design your own video game using the Unity Development Kit.

July 9: "CodeMage Beginnings." Learn how use Python coding techniques to code a "spell" for Minecraft.

July 16: "Roblox Studio." Learn how to combine elements of art, design, math, and physics to make your own video game.

July 23: ""Minecraft Resource Pack Creation." Learn how to change Minecraft visuals and alter the textures of mobs, blocks, and your game character.

July 30: "Minecraft Python Programming." Learn the fundamentals of programming Minecraft using the Python programming language.

Aug. 6: "Unity 2D. Top-Down" Learn to design a RPG-style video game complete with animated sprites.

Aug. 13: "CodeMage Beginnings." Learn how use Python coding techniques to code a "spell" for Minecraft.

Aug. 20: "3-D Video Game Design." Learn to design your own video game using the Unity Development Kit.

Aug. 27: "Choose Your Own Adventure Story." Learn to make your own website using basic HTML in the form of a Chose Your Own Adventure book.

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2-3:30 p.m. (except as noted), AADL training center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Cosmogonic Tattoos": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the new exhibit of window installations by U-M art & design professor Jim Cogswell, who drew inspiration from works in the UMMA and U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology permanent collections. Both museums house part of the exhibit.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]



 2 p.m. 

"Criminal Hearts": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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June 16-18. Cami Fussey directs local actors in Jane Martin's dark comedy about an agoraphobic romantic who faces down a burglar in her apartment, with unusual results. Elisha Kranz, Tomi Dres, Christopher Ankney, and David Widmayer.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), AACT Studio, 322 W. Ann. Tickets $12 in advance at the studio & by phone, and at the door. 971-2228. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Harvey": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., June 15-Aug. 26. Guy Sanville directs local actors in Mary Chase's beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning play, best known from the 1950 Jimmy Stewart film, about a gentle tippler and his imaginary friend Harvey, an invisible six-foot-tall rabbit.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. $5-$10 discounts available for the first week of previews. 433-7673. [map]


 2, 7, & 9:30 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]


 2 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]



 3 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]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Life: How Do We Find It?": U-M Museum of Natural History.

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Every Sat. & Sun.. Hands-on 20-minute demo about the aims and procedures of astrobiology. Participants recreate an experiment from the Mars Viking Lander's spacecraft expedition of 1976.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), U-M Exhibit Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]


 3 p.m. 

"True Stories of 4 in 1": Dreamland Theater.

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June 10, 11, 17, & 18. Naia Venturi directs the popular Dreamland Puppet Troupe in 4 short puppet plays, using marionettes, shadow and hand puppets and video projection, to depict the stories of 4 members of Full Circle Community Center, the downtown Ypsilanti drop-in center for people living with mental illness. Note: These shows are also presented for free at 3 p.m. on June 3 & 4 at Full Circle, 750 Towner, Ypsilanti.
3 p.m., Dreamland Theater, 26 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti. $7 at the door only. 657-2337. [map]



 4-7 p.m. 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or you can bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

KO MusicArts Festival: Oz's Music Environment.

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The KO MusicArts Festival will showcase community talent in evening performances June 18-June 25 (June 24 excepted). Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted and benefit the Know Obstacles Music Enrichment Camp, established in 2016 by Steve Osburn. At 4 PM Impacto De Reyes, Latin Prog Band; 7:30 PM OzMusic Acadamy Woodwind Recital (Kassia & Sam Martin); 8:30 PM OzMusicAcademy SongWriter Showcase - Brooks (R&B with a country twang)
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-662-8283. markfisk07@comcast.net www.facebook.com/events/1689939121309623/?ti=icl [map]


 4:15 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. 

Sunday Evening Rhythm Club: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings (P.O.R.K.).

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During the 1920s and early 1930s, early jazz veteran Jelly Roll Morton and younger modernist Duke Ellington both used this band's 10-piece instrumentation, keeping the free-wheeling rhythm of New Orleans jazz and mixing it with smooth, pre-Swing big-band arranging. PORK offers this early big-band music and many period pop standards by songwriters Irving Berlin and George Gershwin and others, evoking a particularly rich musical era. Pianist James Dapogny and tubaist/trombonist Chris Smith lead this dance-friendly jazz band.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10 ($7 for seniors 65+ and students). 734/663-1202. cdsmith68@gmail.com or jdapogny@umich.edu [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Himalayan Trek Talk": The Himalayan Bazaar.

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Local adventure tour guides discuss an upcoming trip to Nepal in 2018.
5 p.m., Himalayan Bazaar, 218 S. Main. Free. 997-7229. [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: the kid-friendly Midwestern power pop sextet The Shake Ups in Ponyville (7 p.m.) and Hullabaloo (8:30 p.m.), the veteran local 9-piece collective whose upbeat, energetic music draws on ska, jazz, funk, punk, and Latin influences. Also, Pitchin (OH) Americana-soul singer-songwriter Ty Cooper (5 p.m.) and Detroit soulful pop-rock duo Barelyon (6 p.m.). The music is followed at 10 p.m. by Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Mel Stuart's delightfully unsettling 1971 musical fantasy starring Gene Wilder as an off-kilter candy maker.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes. Note: held under the arches at the U-M Dental School (Fletcher at North University) if raining.
6-8 p.m., outdoors between Rackham and North Quad (may move to Ingalls Mall). Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm. 717-1569.


 6-8 p.m. 

Sundays in the Garden: Cultivate Coffee & Tap House.

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Every Sun. (except July 2 & 23), June 11-Aug. 20. Outdoor concerts by area bands. Beer available. Partial proceeds benefit local charities.

June 11: Qween Louie. DJ and vocalist who sings in various styles from R&B to soul to hip-hop to alt-rock. Opening act is Detroit singer-songwriter and violinist Alex Way.

June 18: Planet D Nonet. Large award-winning Detroit ensemble, a self-styled "space-age swing band" founded by drummer RJ Spangler and trumpeter James O'Donnell.

June 25: New Soul. Detroit R&B, hip-hop, and soul duo.

July 9: TBA.

July 16: Yellowhammer. Area quartet that plays jazz standards and funk. Members include trumpeter Ross Huff, bassist Brennan Duncan Andes, tubaist Joe Fee, and percussionist Mike Shimmin.

July 30: Chris DuPont & Betsy King. Duo of local singer-songwriters.

Aug. 6: Kate Peterson. Lansing singer-songwriter

Aug. 13: Matt & Misty. Duo of local singer-songwriters Matt Jones and Misty Lyn. Opening act is Shuttershop, an Ypsilanti duo of Frontier Ruckus members.

Aug. 20: Onefreq. Detroit hip-hop/soul quintet.
6-8 p.m., Cultivate, 307 N. River, Ypsilanti. Free admission. facebook.com/cultivateypsi, 249-8993. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fireside Fun": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All invited to sit around a campfire, roast marshmallows, and swap stories. If you like, bring camping chairs and the rest of the s'mores fixings (marshmallows provided).
6:30-8 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [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.


 6:45 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Disturbing the Peace": Michigan Theater.

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(Stephen Apkon & Andrew Young, 2016). Documentary about former enemy combatants-Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters-who have joined together to challenge the status quo.
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]


 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]


 7-9 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Every 1st & 3rd Sun. Readings by featured poets, preceded by a poetry open mike.

Sep. 3: Reading by Marlin Jenkins, a Detroit poet (and U-M creative writing grad) whose poems often come off as fragments of a visionary spiritual autobiography.

Sept. 17: Reading by U-M Bear River Review editor Monica Rico, author of the 2001 chapbook Esperanza.

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7-9 p.m. (sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Robbie Fulks: The Ark.

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Talented Chicago-based alt-country singer-songwriter whose music is an offbeat yet affecting blend of traditional country, early rock 'n' roll, and new wave 80s pop. "In his best moments, Fulks sounds like the wiseass bastard son of Roger Miller," says Rolling Stone, and theNew York Times describes his lyrical sensibility as "sort of country meets David Lynch." Fulks has a new CD, Upland Stories, a collection of story songs based in the upland areas of Virginia and North Carolina where he grew up, including a couple songs written from the perspective of journalist James Agee during his seminal 1936 visit to the Depression-era South.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 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]


 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary. Preceded at 7 p.m. by beginning lessons and practice.
8-10 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Room. $5 ($10 includes lessons). ballroomclubum.com. 763-6984. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Aug. 6 & 20. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Free (pay-what-you-can for spectators). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Celtic Jam Session

All musicians invited to join a biweekly jam session. 2-4 p.m. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: The Weber's Jazz Collective

Jazz originals and standards by different piano-based trios and quartets each show. [venue info]

Old Town: Dave Boutette

Veteran local folk-rock singer-guitarist whose genial songs about the small ups and downs of ordinary life draw on a range of influences from Chuck Berry to Paul Westerberg. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Heather Black Project

Vintage jazz and blues by an ensemble led by Heather Schwartz, a talented local singer whose vocal style also reflects gospel, R&B, soul, and hip-hop influences. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Will Mefford

This local pianist mprovises on the Great American Song Book, drawing from the styles of such jazz piano greats as Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, and Bill Evans. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings

This local 10-piece big band is one of the few to specialize in the old- time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Arrangements by the renowned early-jazz pianist James Dapogny and tubaist Chris Smith. [venue info]

 
 


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