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Calendar of Events

Monday, June 19, 2017

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 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. [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. [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

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

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

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

 9:30 a.m.-noon 

Kinetic Camp: Maker Works.

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This is a week long day camp.
Flying, Rolling, Crashing! Join Maker Works for a series kinetic themed Make & Take classes. Students will be introduced to a variety of traditional kinetic projects and the tools to create them. Everything from rubber band planes, mouse trap powered cars and stomp rockets will be covered in this week long series of half day workshops. Starting from kits, students will end the camp with their own custom creations and a new appreciation for designing from scratch!
Prerequisites: None
Light snacks provided!
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. $250. 734-222-4911. [map]

 10 a.m. 

Know Obstacles Music Enrichment Camp: Oz's Music Environment/Yamaha Instruments.

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An interactive therapeutic music camp that serves children and adults who have a range of special needs. The Know Obstacles Music Camp will feature:
• A five-day, hands-on art and music learning environment where musical experience is NOT required, instruments are supplied, and parents and caregivers can participate.
• Experienced instructors from the local music community.
• The camp culminates with a performance by participants on Friday, June 23.
• The camp runs Monday-Friday, June 19-23. For information, call 734-476-5153 or visit
Scholarships available.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. $200. 734-662-8283. [map]

 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Preschool ArtStart": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for preschoolers ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult. Siblings welcome.
10:30-11 a.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

Guy Louis' Family Fun Concert: Dexter District Library.

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An all-ages performance by this multi-instrumentalist from Shelby Twp. who performs upbeat world music. This is the library's Summer Reading Program Kick-Off, which includes a chance to sign up for summer reading programs. Followed by refreshments at the farmers' market and a chance to play old-time baseball using 1860s rules with the Dexter Union Baseball Team.
11 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]

 Noon  Free! 

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

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

 12:30-4 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 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]

 2 & 7 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.

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Pom-Pom Launchers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades K-5 invited to use household items to make a launcher that can send small pom-poms flying. Materials provided.
2-3 p.m., AADL AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Shibori Dyeing": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to try out this Japanese dyeing technique that involves folding, twisting, or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it in indigo.
2-4 p.m., AADL Secret Lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Lego Club": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids ages 5-12 invited to play with the CDL Lego collection to see what they can make.
2-3:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 4, 6:45, & 9:15 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:15 & 7 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:30, 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

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

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

 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Downtown Group Run": Running Fit.

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

 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.  Free! 

"Egg Rolls with Chef Ming": Dexter District Library.

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Chef Ming Louie shows how to make pork and shrimp egg rolls. Recipes to take home.
6:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]

 6:45-9 p.m.  Free! 

Embroiderers' Guild of America.

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Stitchers of all abilities invited to work on their projects together and learn about guild activities. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
6:45-9 p.m., Pittsfield Village Community Bldg., 2220 Pittsfield Blvd. (park on the street, or in the south lot). Free to visitors (Annual dues for those who join). 994-4385. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Meet the Doulas": Center for the Childbearing Year.

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Have you been considering hiring a doula? Join us for a Q&A about the role of the doula followed by an opportunity to meet and chat with several area birth and postpartum doulas. You may meet one whom you want to hire on the spot or collect several business cards to set up more in-depth interviews later. Light snacks will be provided. RSVP to (requested but not required).
Center for the Childbearing Year, 722 Brooks St. Free. [map]

 7 p.m. 

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 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 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 for updated schedule.
Various times & locations. Free. 764-6307.

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Desiree Cooper, Robin Gaines, Mardi Jo Link, and Mary Kay Zuravleff: Literati Bookstore.

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Readings by these fiction writers. Cooper is a Detroit writer and activist whose short story collection Know the Mother depicts women wedged between their own yearnings and their roles as daughters, sisters, grandmothers, and wives. Gaines is an award-winning Michigan-based journalist whose debut novel, Invincible Summers, tells the tumultuous story of a family in the 1960s and 70s. Bestselling Northern Michigan writer Link reads from her 2015 memoir, The Drummond Girls: A Story of Fierce Friendship Beyond Time and Chance. Zuravleff is a Washington, D.C., writer; her 2014 novel, Man Alive!, features a pediatric psychiatrist who survives being struck by lightning and stops working in favor of barbecuing. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"24th Annual Summer Sings": UMS Choral Union.

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June 19 and July 10 & 31. All singers welcome to join this venerable local chorus and guest conductors for read-throughs of favorite choral works. Participants practice the more difficult parts of each night's piece and, after a break, sing it in its entirety, with regional professionals singing the solos. No auditions required; music provided (or bring your own, if you have it). Refreshments. Tonight: WMU choral activities director Kimberly Dunn Adams conducts Fauré's Requiem.
7 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. $5 at the door only. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. 763-8997. [map]

 7-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: Publishing--How to Get Your Foot in the Door": Ann Arbor District Library.

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On June 5, local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal discuss the basic issues that need to be confronted and resources available in getting your book published. For adult and teen (grade 6 & up) fiction and nonfiction writers. Also, Kourvo and Neal host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects at 7 p.m. on June 19.
7-8:45 p.m., AADL Westgate Branch West Side Room, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Civilized Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced "no-drop" ride, 12-18 miles, to Dexter, with a possible stop for ice cream. A good rise for beginners. Basic repair tips offered at 6:30 p.m.
7 p.m. sharp, 610 Brierwood Ct. (off Arborview east of Westwood from Dexter). Free. 945-4133. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Cocktail Class: Summer Cocktails": Tammy's Tastings.

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Mojitos, Margaritas and More! Get ready for summer as you learn how to make the best versions of several classic and modern summer cocktails with real juice and and other fresh ingredients. Class is hands-on with lots of tasting opportunities.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $35. 734-276-3215. [map]

 7:30 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 Osborn. At 7:30 pm: Oliver de Peralta - Oz Music Teacher - Solo Classical Guitar; at 8 pm Oz Plays Oz with Ken Kozora and Friends.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-662-8283. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Stark Raving MADrigal Singers.

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June 7, 14, 19, & 26; July 10, 17, 20, 26, & 31; Aug. 7, 14, 21, & 28. Singers of all abilities invited to join in singing madrigals and other Elizabethan part songs in a casual, sociable setting in a private home.
7:30 p.m., location TBA. Free. 973-3264, 994-3438.

 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., location TBA, just west of Dexter. $5. 395-7782, 769-1052, 426-0241.

 7:30 p.m. 

"Resident Evil: Vendetta": Rave.

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(Takanori Tsujimoto, 2017).

CG animated action-adventure flick about a government agent and a biotech professor who team up to stop someone from spreading a deadly virus in New York. With an introduction that includes cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
7 & 10 p.m., 4100 Carpenter. $11.50. 973-8424. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Treasure Hunt": Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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All welcome to sift through hundreds of "covers" (envelopes with stamps that have passed through the mail) that have been mailed from foreign countries. Small charge for each cover you take home. Also, a mini stamp auction and American Philatelic Society circuit books.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free admission. 761-5859. [map]

 9 p.m.-midnight 

Bickley/Kramer/Roe Trio: Ravens Club.

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Join us every Monday at the Ravens Club for live jazz, tasty cocktails, scrumptious food (kitchen open until 12am).
Rob Bickley-bass
Jesse Kramer-drums
Rick Roe-keys
Ravens, 297 South Main. Free admission. 734) 214-0400. [map]

 9:30 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)., 668-TIME. [map]


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


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