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Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 22, 2017

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 8 a.m. 

Womens Golf Club at University of Michigan: University Womens Golf Club.

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Please join us every Tues and/or Thurs for either 9 or 18 hole golf at our new clubhouse! No upfront green fees! Call for information on how to join us!
University of Michigan Blue Golf Course, 500 E Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. see website. (734) 615-GOLF (615-4653). [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. [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]

 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 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Solar System Exploration": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Nature program for kids ages 7-12, led by WCPARC naturalist Kelsey Bolda.
10:30 a.m.-noon, Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings (north off North Territorial), Dexter. Free, but preregistration required at (registration #841004, section B). $6 park entry fee. 971-6337. [map]

 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Nature program for kids ages 7-12, led by WCPARC naturalist Kelsey Bolda. June 22: "Solar System Exploration." July 8: "Marsh Madness." July 23: "Adventure Requirements."
10:30 a.m.-noon (except July 23, 2-4 p.m.), Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings (north off North Territorial), Dexter. Free, but preregistration required at (registration #841004; section B for June; section C for July 8; section D for July 23). $6 vehicle entry fee. 971-6337. [map]

 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Robot Storytime": Chelsea District Library.

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CDL librarians presents a program of stories, rhymes, and songs about robots for kids ages 2-6 (accompanied by a parent). Followed by a craft activity.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL McKune Room, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 11 a.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.

 11 a.m. and 2 & 6 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.

 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Beginning Knitting (3 hours).

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Teacher: Beth Battey
Want to get started knitting but don't have time for a multi-week course? Try this three-hour quick-start lesson with Beth. You'll learn all the basics, from casting on to knitting, purling, and binding off, and you'll leave with the skills to move ahead and tackle simple knitting projects.
Pre-requisites: None
Materials: US 8 needles, one skein of Shepherd's Wool Worsted, purchased from Spun
Maximum number of students: 7
Spun Ann Arbor, 407 N. 5th Ave. $50. 7347807867. [map]

 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.  Free! 

"K-1 Fun": Saline District Library.

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Stories, crafts, and activities for kids entering kindergarten and first grade. Themes include "Ninja Fun" (June 22) and "Rainbow Fish" (July 20).
11 a.m. & 2 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]

 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]

 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sonic Lunch": Bank of Ann Arbor.

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Every Thurs. (except July 20), June 1-Aug. 31. Musical entertainment by local and area performers. In case of rain, the shows are held in the Ark on Main Street.

June 1: Laith Al-Saadi. Jazz-tinged, jam-oriented trio that plays an eclectic mix of roots Americana, classic rock, and blues, including many originals. Led by Al-Saadi, a popular local singer-guitarist who rocketed to national prominence in 2016 with a 4th-place finish on NBC's The Voice. His latest CD, Real, a collection of songs drawing on blues, country, gospel, and roots rock, was recorded in L.A. with an all-star cast of session legends, including saxophonist Tom Scott, drummer Jim Keltner, and bassist Leland Sklar. Opening act is Phillip Michael Scales, the literate, soulful Detroit singer-songwriter who is also B.B. King's nephew.

June 8: LP. Stage name of Laura Pergolizzi, a veteran Long Island-bred pop-rock singer-songwriter. Her songs have been covered by everyone from Cher to Rihanna, and her current single, "Lost on You," is currently an internationally chart-topping hit.

June 15: Tuxedo. Funk duo of Mayer Hawthorne, a nationally known Ann Arbor-born neo-soul singer-songwriter who's praised by for "evoking the sound and style of the past while giving the music a sleek, up-to-date mindset," and Seattle hip-hop producer Jake One.

June 22: The Accidentals. Wildly acclaimed nationally touring Traverse City folk trio of multi-instrumentalists (and recent high school grads) Katie Larson and Savannah Buist and percussionist Michael Dause. Z93 FM (Grand Rapids) DJ Matt Mansfield says they give "an edge to folk with unique instrumentation," adding that they "combine musicality, originality and melodic beauty with a welcome and unexpected bite to clever lyrics."

June 29: Theo Katzman. Ann Arbor-bred, NYC-based soul-oriented funk-folk singer-songwriter best known as the former guitarist in My Dear Disco and as a founding member of the nationally known funk ensemble Vulfpeck.

July 6: Michigan Rattlers, a Petoskey countrified rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter duo, currently based in L.A., that cites AC/DC, Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Creedence Clearwater Revival as influences.

July 13: Tim Reynolds Trio, an edgy alternative rock power trio, with strong infusions of funk and soul, led by Reynolds, a renowned guitar wiz best known through his collaborations with Dave Matthews.

July 27: NOMO, a nationally acclaimed Ann Arbor-bred rock-based sextet whose music blends elements of Afrobeat, world music, electronica, and Sun Ra- and Coltrane-influenced jazz.

Aug. 3: The Record Company. L.A. blues-rock trio whose music Time Out Los Angeles described as evoking what what it would sound like "if John Lee Hooker and the Stooges had a well-behaved love child."

Aug. 10: May Erlewine & the Motivations. Ensemble led by Erlewine, a big-voiced singer-songwriter from Big Rapids who writes thoughtful, richly emotional country-flavored songs. Her new EP, The Little Things, is a collection of 6 danceable songs that address the winter blues.

Aug. 17: The Stellars and Jacob Stigman. Double bill. The Stellars is a local rock 'n' roll band and Stigman is a Toledo Motown-inspire pop-funk singer-songwriter.

Aug. 24: Joshua Davis. Americana folk-rock originals by a band led by Steppin' In It frontman Davis, a finalist in the 2014-2015 season of The Voice.

Aug. 31: Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers. Lansing pop-funk and soul quartet led by singer-songwriter Hertler.

Noon-1:30 p.m. (except as noted), Liberty Plaza, E. Liberty at S. Division. Free. 214-0109.

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Make a Marionette": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades K-5 invited to make a marionette puppet from simple materials.
1-2 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Sand Art & Sundaes": Dexter District Library.

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Kids entering grades 4-12 invited to make sand art and eat ice cream.
1 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"What's on MyPlate": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited for a program of games, crafts, and other activities to learn about healthy nutrition and eating choices.
1-2 p.m., AADL Secret Lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Sizzlin' Summer Stories": Ann Arbor District Library.

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L.A.-based storyteller Adam Mellema presents an exuberant storytelling program with singing and dancing for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [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 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]

 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Savvy Social Security Planning": Thrivent Financial Ann Arbor Group.

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Join us for a free workshop! Savvy Social Security Planning: what baby boomers need to know to help maximize retirement income. Dinner will be served.
Join local representatives from the Ann Arbor Group for one of these free sessions for those in or nearing retirement. Thrivent Financial speakers Darren VanHevel, FIC, CLTC and Catherine Gateman, CLU, FIC, CLTC will cover:
-Social Security and strategies for maximizing your benefits
-The ideal time to apply for Social Security
-Ways to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits
Please RSVP to reserve a place for you and a guest.
*no products will be sold at this event
Bravo Cucina Italiana, 760 Briarwood Cir. Free. 734-369-3178. [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 Kalamazoo acoustic pop-folk and blues trio The Go Rounds (7 p.m.) and Frontier Ruckus (8:30 p.m.), the popular experimental bluegrass-based folk-rock ensemble from Lake Orion. Also, local pop-oriented hip-hop singer-songwriter Nadim Azzam (5 p.m.) and the inventive Northern Michigan brother-sister acoustic duo Oh Brother Big Sister (6 p.m.). The music is followed at 10 p.m. by Say Anything, the 1989 Cameron Crowe teen flick in which John Cusack holds a boom box over his head playing Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes."
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted., 994-5999. [map]

 6-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Just for Kids: Explore the World of Candy!": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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Zingerman's Next Door sweet treat experts talk about what makes the candy Zingerman's sells so special, tells some stories about their favorite candy makers, and offer some insights into some of the more interesting selections. Participating kids get to eat some candy. Parents welcome to lurk in the background for free.
6-7 p.m., Zingerman's Next Door (upstairs), 422 Detroit St. $15 per kid. 663-3354. . [map]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Motown in Zimbabwe": U-M School of Art & Design Penny Stamps Speaker Series.

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Zimbabwe archivist, historian, ethnomusicologist, and writer Joyce Jenje Makwenda is joined by EMU African American studies professor Melvin Peters in a discussion of the influence of Motwn music on urban culture.
6 p.m., Cultivate, 307 N. River St., Ypsilanti. Free. 763-1265. [map]

 6 p.m. 

"What is Michigan" Photography Exhibition Opening: Camera Mall & Lens Therapy.

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"What is Michigan?" at the Argus Museum
You are invited to the Opening on Thursday June 22, 6-8:30 PM
Please join us to discover the winners of our Photo-Contest! Amateur photographers who live in Michigan were invited to submit images of Michigan taking on the challenge to explore and capture what makes Michigan an amazing place.
Enjoy food and beverages while socializing and exploring the Argus Museum and the exhibit displayed in the historic Argus I Building. Around 8 PM, the three selected winners of the contest will be announced!
• The Finest Award: Awarded by the competition judges
• The Favorite Award: Awarded by popular vote on Social Media
• The Argus Award: Awarded by the Argus Museum Curator
To cast your vote, visit Camera Mall's Facebook page:
The contest was sponsored by Sponsored by Ann Arbor's Camera Mall, the photography group "Lens Therapy" and the Argus Museum. E
Argus Museum, Argus I Building, 525 West William. Donation. 734-769-0770. [map]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

Art Exhibition: Pareese Young: Better Living Fitness Center.

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This free event will feature the drawings, paintings, and jewelry of Adrian artist Pareese Young, whose work has been selected for exhibits at the Lenawee Council for the Visual Art's gallery and the historic Croswell theater in Adrian.
Refreshments will be served.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free. 734-747-0123. [map]

 6 p.m. 

Breastfeeding Basics for Birth Doulas: Center for the Childbearing Year.

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Join us for a professional workshop taught by lactation educator extraordinaire Barbara Robertson. Learn the very latest in evidence-based breastfeeding support from an expert lactation consultant and breastfeeding educator. This class will enhance the doula's ability to assist breastfeeding mothers immediately post-birth and in the early days postpartum. Barbara's enthusiasm for all things breastfeeding is contagious! Topics include: a new look at breast anatomy and physiology; importance of skin-to-skin contact; newborn self-attachment at the breast; a new view of positions and latch-on; getting off to the best start possible; how to know baby is getting enough/not getting enough breastmilk; and when to make a referral. This class fulfills a professional certification requirement for doulas.
Center for the Childbearing Year, 722 Brooks Street. $80.00 / $65.00 Early Registration. 734-663-1523. [map]

 6-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Beginning Crochet": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Beth Battey shows adults and youth in grade 6 & up how to do a crochet project for beginners. Supplies provided.
6:30-8:45 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sushi": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Cooking demo by Chef Kaede Nakano from the Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit, who discusses authentic Japanese style sushi and demonstrates how to make temaki-sushi, a type of sushi that resembles a hand-rolled cone of seaweed wrapped around rice and fillings. Participants get a chance to make their own temaki-sushi.
6-7:30 p.m., AADL Secret Lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

9th Annual Comedy Showcase: Chelsea District Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Caregiver Support Group: Alzheimer's Association.

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An Alzheimer's Association caregiver support group is a safe place to learn, to talk, and to meet with others coping with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia. Support group members are typically the spouse, adult child, other family member or friend of someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
Participation in a support group can be an empowering experience, helping members feel better prepared to cope with their unique situation. The group meets every 4th Thursday monthly and is confidential, free, and open to the public.
Cambrian Assisted Living, 33 N. Occidental Hwy, Tecumseh. Free. 800-272-3900. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Credit and Debt Management: Ypsilanti District Library.

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Credit affects many aspects of our daily lives. Learn the myths and facts about credit, how to access your credit report, what's in a credit score, how to create or improve your credit, and what to do if you are a victim of identity theft. Presented by Terry Clark-Jones, MSU Extension.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 x1377. [map]

 6:30 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]

 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

"Summer Solstice Rosé Dinner": Zingerman's Cornman Farms.

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Cornman Farms chef Kieron Hales hosts a dinner featuring a 3-course farm-to-table menu paired with Whispering Angel, the world's most popular rosé, and other wines from Chateau d'Esclans, which was named European Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine.
6:30-9:30 p.m., Cornman Farms, 8540 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. $75 includes wine pairings. Reservations required. 619-8100. [map]

 6:30 p.m. 

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

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

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Cara Black and Libby Fischer Hellman: Aunt Agatha's.

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These 2 award-winning mystery writers discuss their new books. Black's Murder in St. Germain is the latest in her series of mysteries featuring the Paris-based PI Aimee Leduc, and Hellman's thriller War, Spies, and Bobbysox is a thriller about a farm girl locked in a dangerous love triangle with 2 German prisoners in an Illinois prison camp during WWII. Signing.
7 p.m., Aunt Agatha's, 213 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-1114. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Poetry Book Club: Literati Bookstore.

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All invited to discuss Ocean Vuong's acclaimed debut poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]

 7 p.m. 

Voices in Harmony: Tecumseh Center for the Arts.

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Tecumseh Center for the Arts brings Pure Michigan to its stage this summer with their Black Box Summer Series scheduled for the fourth Thursday of June, July, and August at 7:00 PM. June 22 will feature Voices in Harmony, an award-winning chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a world-wide singing organization for women. Come kick off our summer series with this all female a cappella group plus TCA ice-cream social!
Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 N. Maumee St., Tecumseh, MI 49286, Tecumseh. $10. 517.423.6617. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"3-D Printing: The Printrbot": Ann Arbor District Library.

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AADL staff show adults and kids in grade 6 & up how use the Printrbot 3-D printer.
7-8:30 p.m. (Thurs.) & 10-11:30 a.m. (Sat), AADL secret lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"Camelot": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Frank Lloyd Wright Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow-paced 15-mile ride on mountain or wide-tired road bikes over the lightly traveled, hard dirt roads behind Domino's Farms.
7 p.m., meet at 2722 Georgetown Blvd. north off Plymouth Rd. Free. 663-5060, 717-7567.

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Music Series": Saline Main Street.

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Every Thurs., June 15-Aug. 24. Downtown concerts by area bands. Kids activities by Two Twelve Arts Center. Outdoor seating available at some restaurants. June 15: The Forte Band. Chicago blues band featuring LaShera Moore, a vocalist who sang at Koko Taylor's funeral in 2009. June 22: Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic. Large young fiddle ensemble that plays bluegrass and high-energy American folk. June 29: Appleseed Collective. Local acoustic quartet whose music is an enchanting blend of lyric-based folk rock with Dixieland and gypsy jazz rhythms and harmonies. July 6: Southeast Michigan country singer Alan Turner. July 13: Brother Crowe. Detroit-area Irish music duo of singer-songwriters. July 20: Saline classic rock sextet Leverage. July 27: Hullabaloo. Veteran 9-piece Ann Arbor collective whose upbeat, energetic music draws on ska, jazz, funk, punk, and Latin influences. Aug. 3: Rockford (IL) pop-rock quintet Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts, led by singer-songwriter Nielsen, the son of Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen. Aug. 10: Redford British Invasion cover band The Invasion. Aug. 17: Saline Big Band. Tonight begins with a Saline Area Schools pep rally. Aug. 24: "Open Mic Night."
7-9 p.m., downtown Saline. Free. 316-2119.

 7 p.m. 

"The Renaissance Man": The Penny Seats Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sat., June 15-July 1. Veteran local playwright Joseph Zettelmaier directs this local company in the world premiere of his farcical take on Macbeth as refracted through the workers at a Renaissance Faire. A hard-working Knight dreams of transforming his beloved fair, but his ambition meets resistance among his coworkers. Cast: Julia Garlotte, Annie Dilworth, Kelly Rose Voigt, Pat Loos, David Galido, Robert Schorr. This is the first of 2 outdoor productions scheduled for the company's 7th summer season.
7 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Tickets $12 (kids 12 & under, $7) in advance at, $15 at the gate. 926-5346.

 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Wed. Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dancing to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week.
7:30-10 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 395-4223. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Gazebo Concerts: Village of Manchester.

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June 22 & 29; July 6, 20, & 27; and Aug. 3. Area musicians perform a series of outdoor concerts in Manchester's downtown gazebo. Bring picnics, chairs, and blankets. Rain or shine. See for updated schedule. June 22: Duo Mosaic. Ann Arbor duo of violinist Henrik Karapetyan and cellist Martin Torch-Ishii that plays a richly varied repertoire of traditional dance music that ranges from tangoes, waltzes, and jibs to klezmer, Gypsy, and American folk music. With a performance by campers from the Riverfolk Cultural Arts Strings band camp. June 29: T.J. Thomas & the Kentucky Strait Band. Veteran Manchester country band led by singer-guitarist Thomas. July 6: Raisin Pickers. Manchester roots and bluegrass string band. July 20: Corn Potato String Band. Traditional Appalachian folk music by this Detroit-based acoustic trio. Its repertoire ranges from ballads and Southern gospel to "ho-downs" and country rags. July 27: Billy King & Natalie Mae. Duo of Manchester-bred New Orleans-based folk-roots singer-songwriter and fiddler-keyboardist Natalie Mae Palms and local country-flavored pop-folk singer-songwriter Billy King. Aug. 3: Dodworth-Saxhorn Historical Brass Band. Award-winning local ensemble that plays rousing 19th-century music on period instruments to re-create the American brass band, a mainstay of 19th-century pop culture.
7:30 p.m., Wurster Park gazebo (Main St. just west of M-52), Manchester. Free; donations appreciated. 428-7722.

 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. 

Son Little: The Ark.

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L.A.-born neo-soul R&B singer-songwriter and guitarist whose songs draw on Delta blues, gospel, and Motown. "He sings like a preacher's son, which he is, and delivers his phrases like he knows he might get only one chance to grab your attention," says NPR music reviewer Tom Moon. "When a singer communicates with this intensity, it really doesn't matter what the music is called."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office ( and; and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]

 8 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 and by phone, and (if available) at the door. $5-$10 discounts available for the first week of previews. 433-7673. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"The Legend of Georgia McBride": Theatre Nova.

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

 8:30-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Social: Footnotes Ballroom Company.

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

 8:30 p.m. 

"2017 DCI Tour Premiere": Fathom Events.

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Live broadcast of dramatic performances by 6 top drum corps groups from across the U.S.
8:30 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Rave (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $14 in advance at 623-7469 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Rave).

 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:


Café Verde: Billy Kirst

Local singer-songwriter who fronts the classy alt-folk string quartet Wire in the Wood. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Open Mike

All performers invited; sign-up begins at 8 p.m. Hosted by singer- songwriter Adam Labeaux. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Slice

East Lansing pop dance quartet. [venue info]

Mash: Chaz & Alex Duo

Chicago acoustic duo of guitarist & banjoist Chaz Hearne and cellist Alex Gilewicz whose songs feature intricate melodies and lush harmonies. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Laura Rain & the Caesars

An intense fusion of funk, soul, and blues by this Detroit quintet fronted by vocalist Rain. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network"

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Open Mike

All musicians invited. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. [venue info]

Rush Street: Los Gatos

Popular local Latin jazz quintet led by drummer Pete Siers that specializes in the old-school music of Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, and Joe Cuba. The band has amassed a large following among both jazz aficionados and salsa dancers. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer- guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]


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