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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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 8:30 a.m.-9 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.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, 10101 Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980. [map]

 9 a.m. 

"The Longest Day": Hillside Terrace Retirement Community.

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Hillside Terrace is taking part in The Longest Day on June 21st to help fund Alzheimer's research.
We need your help to raise $4,000 before the June 21st deadline to further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Longest Day is all about honoring a caregiver, or someone living with or lost to the disease, by selecting his or her favorite hobby. The event lasts from sunrise to sunset honoring the strength, heart and endurance of those facing this devastating disease.
This year Hillside Terrace is partnering with Bumpin' Bubbles and giving people and businesses in the area a chance to sponsor an hour of team building skills while playing Bubble Soccer. The orchard will be set up like a real soccer field with bleachers for fans, food & drinks, silent auctions, live DJ, Cardio Drumming, NuStepping, Zumba, Yoga, and even Jon Falk from UM Athletic Department will be there signing and handing out his books!
Hillside Terrace Retirement Community, 1939 Jackson Ave. Donation. 734-761-4451. [map]

 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Alzheimer's Assocation "The Longest Day": Hillside Terrace Senior Living.

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The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer's disease. On the summer solstice, Hillside Terrace teams up with the Alzheimer's Association and select any activity we love - or an activity loved by those affected - to help end Alzheimer's. Together, we will raise funds and awareness for care and support while advancing research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer's. This year our theme is "Community Celebration". The event will be held on Wednesday, June 21st from 9am to 8pm. The celebration has fun activities like Yoga, Zumba, Cardio Drumming, Bubble Soccer, Live Music, Food & Drinks, and plenty more fun family events.
Hillside Terrace Senior Living, 1939 Jackson Ave. Donation. 734-761-4451. [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! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
9 a.m., Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.

 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]

 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Options as End of Life Approaches": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Talk by U-M Program for Positive Aging psychiatry research fellow Amanda Leggett.
10-11:30 a.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. Preregistration recommended. 998-9353. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon 

"Pollinator Power!": U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

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Kids ages 5-10, accompanied by a parent, invited to learn about how pollinators interact with the flowering plants at Matthaei and what plants they can grow at home to attract pollinators.
10 a.m.-noon, Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. $8; metered parking. Preregistration recommended. 647-7600. [map]

 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Drop-In Family Storytime: Saline District Library.

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Half-hour story time for kids age 2 & up, accompanied by a caregiver. Also, "Drop-In Book Babies" (10 a.m. on July 3, 17, & 31) for kids under 2, accompanied by a caregiver (each baby needs an adult lap).
11 a.m. (Tues. & Wed.) and 3 & 6:30 p.m. (Tues. only), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]

 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Closed July 4. 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]


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]

 12:30 p.m. 

Story Time: Domino's Petting Farm.

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June 7 & 21. Farm staffers read stories to kids ages 1-5, accompanied by a parent.
12:30 p.m., Domino's Petting Farm, 3001 Earhart Rd. (north off Plymouth). $6 regular admission (seniors, $5.40; kids age 23 months & under, free). 998-0182. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

Daytime Book Club at Chelsea Senior Center: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss a different book each month. Copies of the books are available at the Senior Center.

June 21: The Wonder, Emma Donoghue's novel about a journalist and nurse veteran of Florence Nightingale's Crimean campaign hired to care for an Irish village girl said to have miraculously survived for months on nothing but "manna from heaven."

July 19: TBA.

Aug. 16:TBA.

1 p.m., CSC, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-9242, 475-8732. [map]

 1 p.m. 

Make-and-Take Crafts: Dexter District Library.

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Kids in grades 3-6 invited to make crafts to take home. Materials provided. June 21: a chance to make a wooden box for storing tiny treasures. July 3: 4th of July crafts, including bracelets, key chains, and bookmarks. July 17: a chance to make an aquarium in a jar with ocean "slime."
1-2 p.m. (June) 11 a.m. (July), DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Wild Wednesdays": Chelsea District Library.

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Musical and craft programs for youths.

June 21 (2-3 p.m.): "The Storytellers." Family-oriented interactive program blending storytelling with music from around the world.

June 28 (2-5 p.m.): "Pixilation Animation." All youth invited to help make a stop-motion animated video starring themselves as the puppets.

July 5 (1-3 p.m.): "Beginning Crochet." Local crafter Beth Battey introduces kids ages 8-12 to the basics of crochet and helps them make a simple project to take home.

July 19 (2-2:45 p.m.): "Baffling Bill's Magic Show." Popular local magician Bill Schulert and his sidekick Gus the Bunny present a family-oriented program of magic and comedy, with lots of audience participation.

Various time., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]

 3, 5, & 8 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.

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Gyotaku Fish Printing": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to learn gyotaku, the method Japanese fishermen use to record their catch and make a fishprint.
3-5 p.m., AADL Secret Lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. [map]

 4-11 p.m. 

66th Annual Summer Carnival: Ann Arbor Jaycees.

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June 21-25. Carnival games and rides. Concessions. Note: Entry closes one hour earlier.
4-11 p.m. (June 21 & 22), 4 p.m.-midnight (June 23), noon-midnight (June 24), & noon-9 p.m. (June 25), Pioneer High School parking lot, 601 W. Stadium at S. Main. Free admission (small charge for individual game & ride tickets; wristbands TBA in advance at; $5 minimum purchase required for admission after 9 p.m.). [map]

 4, 6:45, & 9 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, & 9:30 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]

 5 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.

 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: Moxie Strings (7 p.m.), the local duo of former Dragon Wagon fiddler Diana Ladio and electric cellist Alison Lynn-who play a foot-stomping, rock-influenced fusion of traditional Celtic and Americana music-and the longtime popular local bluegrass band the RFD Boys (8:30 p.m.). Also, Brighton singer-songwriter Sydney Burnham (5 p.m.) and veteran local folk-rock singer-guitarist Dave Boutette (6 p.m.). The music is followed at 10 p.m. by Good Morning, Vietnam, Barry Levinson's 1987 comedic biopic that stars Robin Williams as irreverent DJ Adrian Cronauer, who was stationed with the U.S. Army in Vietnam.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted., 994-5999. [map]

 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 41st year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
5:30 p.m. sharp,meet at B2B Trailhead at Mill Creek Park on Jeffords St. between Alpine & Forrest, Dexter. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]

 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bike & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Apr.-Oct. 20-mile ride, at various paces, through Milan to the area around Britton-Macon.
5:30 p.m., Saline municipal parking lot, 104 S. Ann Arbor, Saline. Free. 747-1862. [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]

 6-9 p.m. 

Summer Solstice Celebration: Michigan Friends Center.

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Potluck dinner (bring a dish to pass; table setting & herbal iced tea provided), followed at 7 p.m. by a bonfire with singing, storytelling, and discussion. Bring a favorite outdoor game, verse, story, song, or bit of seasonal lore to share. Bring flashlights and long sleeves for after dark.
6-9 p.m., Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Rd. (off Oakridge from Waterloo Rd. west of M-52), Chelsea. Donation. Preregistration requested. 475-0942. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Group: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join a caregiver support group to talk with others who are experiencing the challenges of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia firsthand. The group offers support, education, problem solving, and guest speakers. The group meets every 3rd Wednesday monthly and is confidential, free, and open to the public.
Evangelical Homes of Michigan | Brecon Village Memory Support Center, 101 Brecon Dr., Saline. Free. 800-272-3900. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Dancing For Birth ~ Free Sample Class: Center for the Childbearing Year.

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Dancing For Birth classes are a unique fusion of pre/post-natal fitness, birth preparation and support circle. The classes teach a "language of movement" specially designed for women in any stage of pregnancy and for postpartum women wearing their babies in soft slings or wraps. The movements are inspired by world dance forms like Belly dance, African dance and Latin dance. The 90-minute weekly classes fuse dance fitness with birth preparation. Women often come to class for fun and fitness and gain more than they expected to as they are encouraged to tap into their innate wisdom of how to give birth.
Join a supportive community of expectant and new moms. Share in essential birth wisdom. Laugh (we don't care if you have two left feet). Wear baby in a sling or wrap and continue to dance after your baby is born. Your first class is FREE!
Center for the Childbearing Year, 722 Brooks St. Free. 734-663-1523. [map]

 6:30-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Smell and Tell: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning smell and taste blog Glass Petal Smoke, discusses and offers smell samples of 8 perfumes from this French perfumer.
6:30-8:45 p.m., AADL 4th-floor meeting room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]

 6:30-7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"The Bubble Man": Saline District Library.

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Bubble creations by local kids entertainer Ron Lloyd.
6:30-7:15 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Drummunity Circle"

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Lori Fithian, a local drummer and drum teacher, leads a drum circle. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Kids welcome. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by a brief drum lesson.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main. Free. 426-7818. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Dangers of Oil Spills in the Great Lakes: Why We Need to Retire Line 5": The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area.

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Line 5 is actually a pair of aging oil pipelines below the Straits of Mackinaw (near the bridge). Line 5 has 29 documented leaks and is operated by Enbridge Inc., whose pipeline near Marshall, MI ruptured in 2010. As a result, more than a million gallons of crude oil contaminated the Kalamazoo River and Talmadge Creek.
Our presentation includes brief video interviews conducted by the National Wildlife Federation, of people affected by the Kalamazoo oil spill. You will hear from people who have studied the Straits and those who know the pipeline, and get to ask questions of them and some of our elected officials.
Join us and learn how you can unite your voice with the 16 counties, 24 cities, 26 townships, and thousands of citizens who have asked that Line 5 be shut down for the sake of our Great Lakes, our well-being, and our economy.
Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch, 343, S. Fifth Street, Ann Arbor. Free. [map]

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Robots in the Wild: Building Outdoor Robots": Michigan Robot Club.

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Club members give presentations on outdoor robotics and show how to convert old kids' riding jeeps into "JeepBots." Preceded at 6 p.m. by a Kids Robot Club meeting, with robot-building activities for kids ages 5-13, accompanied by a parent.
7-9 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. (off Airport Blvd. north of Ellsworth). Free. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Exit Interview with Laurence Goldstein": Literati Bookstore.

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A discussion with recently retired U-M English professor Goldstein on his career as a poet and scholar. Q&A.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]

 7:15 p.m. 

Ashtanga Yoga Short Form: Anytime Fitness.

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This dynamic, physically demanding pracatice synchronizes breath and movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body. Ashtanga yoga, with its many vinyasas, is great for building core strength and toning the body. Prepare to sweat as you move through this set sequence. While ashtanga can be challenging, this practice is available to all. Membership not necessary.
Anytime Fitness, 2744 Jackson Rd. $7. 734-222-0955. [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. Gypsy Jazz Duo with Joe Summers & OzMusic's own guitar healer Mickey Richard.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-662-8283. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Movie: Karma Thegsum Choling.

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DVD showings of movies related to Tibetan Buddhism.

Jan. 18: Tulku (Gesar Mukpo, 2010) Documentary about the experiences of 5 young Western men who were identified in childhood as a tulku, a reincarnated Tibetan Buddhist master.

Feb. 15: Lost Treasures of Tibet (Liesl Clark, 2003). Documentary about a group of art preservationists who are attempting to restore the artwork in ancient Buddhist temples in the Mustang district of Nepal.

Mar. 15: Buddha on the Silk Road (Magic Play Entertainment, 2013). A film crew follows the route taken by Xuan Zang, a 7th-century Buddhist monk who traveled from Tang dynasty China to Bodhgaya in India in search of enlightenment and original Buddhist scriptures.

Apr. 19: Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint (Neten Chokling, 2006). Biopic, filmed by a lama, about Tibet's greatest mystic. When an 11th-century boy is denied his rightful inheritance, he studies sorcery in a quest for revenge. Shot on the visually stunning Indo-Tibetan border.

May 17: Angry Monk: Reflections on Tibet (Luc Schaedler, 2005). Documentary that follows in the footsteps of the rebellious early-20th-century Tibetan monk Gendun Choepel to uncover facets of ancient and contemporary Tibet that contradict popular stereotypes.

Sept. 20: The Silent Holy Stones (Pema Tseden, 2005). A young Tibetan monk go back home for the New Year's celebrations. Fascinated by television, he wants to bring his family's television to the monastery to show it to his master.

7:30 p.m., KTC, 614 Miner. Free. 678-7549. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open rehearsal: The Arbor Consort.

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All interested singers in all voice parts are invited to attend our open rehearsal from 7:30-9:30 pm. Nonmembers may attend up to two rehearsals before they are required to audition to continue as a member. It is not necessary to prepare a piece. The Arbor Consort is a semi-professional, nonprofit organization that performs a cappella Renaissance and Victorian era vocal music in period costumes. We are the official madrigal group of the Michigan Renaissance Festival. For more information contact, visit our website, or see our Facebook page:
Cavalry United Methodist Church, 1415 Miller Ave. Free. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Creatures of the Night": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Popular WAS speaker Don Chalfant, a retired local teacher who holds many Big Year and Big Day birding records for Washtenaw County, discusses owls, nightjars, woodcocks, and other birds, bugs, and mammals are out and about while most humans are asleep.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free. 677-3275. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Snapshots: Stories of Life": PencilPoint TheatreWorks.

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June 21 & 22. Local storytellers tell the stories behind photos that are special to them.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Tickets $12., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Open Stage: The Ark.

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All acoustic performers invited. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up to perform 8 minutes (or 2 songs) each. The most talented and popular Open Stage performers are offered their own evenings at the Ark.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $3 (students & members, $2). The Sept. 9 Open Stage is free to students. 761-1451. [map]

 8 p.m. 

The Janelle Reichman Quartet: Old Town Tavern.

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Wednesdays from 8 to 10 p.m, a rotation of wonderful Ann Arbor and wider Michigan musicians provide your mid-week pick-me-up.
This week the Janelle Reichman Quartet is on! Personnel: Janelle Reichman (sax/clarinet), Kris Kurzawa (guitar), Jordan Schug (bass), Jesse Kramer (drums)
Old Town Tavern, 122 West Liberty Street (Corner of Liberty and South Ashley). Free admission. 734-662-9291. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Music in the Park": Ann Arbor Civic Band Summer Concert Series.

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Every Wed., June 21-July 26. A popular local outdoor summer tradition, the 81-year-old Civic Band is led by director Bob Gourley. Bring a picnic and blanket and relax on the grass. Lemonade and popcorn available.

June 21: "It's Summertime." A celebration of the solstice with music by the Beatles, Neil Diamond, Elvis, and more.

June 28: "Fourth of July Celebration." A program of patriotic tunes.

July 5: Children's Concert. A program of music picked for kid appeal, including music from The Hobbit, Harry Potter, and other films, along with the annual Teddy Bear Grand March (bring your bear).

July 12: "Salute to Film and TV." The program includes movie and TV music from The Lion King to works by John Williams and Henry Mancini.

July 19: "Swingin' with Miller and Friends." A tribute to the Big Band Era, with music by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Tin Pan Alley.

July 26: "Movie Heroes." A tribute to movie heroes including Indiana Jones, James Bond, Captain Sparrow, Hans Solo and more.

8 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Free. 429-5301.

 9 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're active. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., location TBA at $5 (students, $3; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428.

 9:15 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 9:30-3 p.m. 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Intensive Course: Mindfulness with Paulette.

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First time offered in Ann Arbor. This 5-Day MBSR Intensive (June 21-25) is designed for those who can't easily take the 8-week course and want to learn how to stress less and live with more ease. Participants learn how to practice mindfulness through guided meditations and discussion, daily mindfulness practice, and a day-long retreat (June 24). Based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Paulette is a trained MBSR teacher by Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues, University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Naturopathy School of Healing Arts, 7920 Jackson Road, 48103. $400 ($200 for repeat participants. 7342767707. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Blind Pig: Friends at the Falls

Mahopac (NY) alternative rock quintet whose influences range from Springsteen to Coldplay. Opening acts are Once United, a local alternative rock band, and Telco, a Detroit indie pop- rock band. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde

Bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Jason Dennie and George Merkel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Slice

East Lansing pop dance quartet. [venue info]

Mash: Jakob's Ferry Stranglers

Eastern Ohio valley 4-piece Appalachian string band whose music is an artful, energetic, tightly arranged mix of om old-time, bluegrass, country, jazz, rockabilly and swing styles. [venue info]

Old Town: Janelle Reichman Quartet

Ensemble led by NYC-based jazz clarinetist-saxophonist Reichman, an Ann Arbor native who, according to a Jazz Improv review, "seems to defy logic and possibility in her speed, dexterity, and musicianship." She performs with a local ensemble led by bassist Dave Sharp. [venue info]

Session Room: J. Magee & the Crossed Lines

Local bluegrass-oriented folk-rock ensemble led by singer- songwriter and guitarist Magee. [venue info]


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