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Friday, June 23, 2017






 
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 8:30 a.m. 

DONA Birth Doula Workshop: Center for the Childbearing Year.

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Join us for a professional training that blends a deep appreciation for the miraculous physiology of women's bodies with a practical approach to the challenges of giving birth in a fear-based culture. How can we guide the birthing mother and her partner out of fear to strength and empowerment? Hands-on three-day training teaches practical support skills and fulfills two professional certification requirements for birth doulas through DONA International.
In this hands-on training, we will practice:support techniques for normal birth; how to troubleshoot common challenges; how to best facilitate informed choices; centering techniques, acupressure, massage and use of the rebozo; comfort measures and natural approaches to pain management; communication and advocacy skills for navigating the medical setting effectively; movement and positioning to support physiologic birth; and more!
Center for the Childbearing Year, 722 Brooks Street. $535.00 / $485.00 Early Registration. 734-663-1523. patty@center4cby.com http://center4cby.com/ [map]


 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 

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

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



 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Domino's Farms Marks 150th Birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright with Private Collection Exhibit.

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The legacy of America's greatest architect endures to this day in the over 600 buildings and special designs he created, and his influence on architecture and design continues to resonate worldwide. As part of the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth on June 8, 1867, Domino's Farms welcomes visitors to the Thomas S. Monaghan Frank Lloyd Wright Collection exhibition for the month of June.
Located within the Wright-inspired Prairie-style building at Domino's Farms, the exhibition includes original drawings, blueprints, and models of some of Wright's most celebrated designs including the world-famous Fallingwater, cantilevered over a mountain stream in southwest Pennsylvania, as well as windows from several Wright-built homes-or as he called his exquisite designs in glass, "light screens." Michigan is well represented with models of two Detroit-area houses and Wright's original colorful design drawings for a house in Ann Arbor.
Highlights of the exhibition include stained g
Domino's Farms Corporation, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Free. 734-930-3220. ldroze@avemariafoundation.org [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

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

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


 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 ozmusic.com.
Scholarships available.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. $200. 734-662-8283. ozmusic.com [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Wonder of Learning: Shifting Forms": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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June 23-30. Hands-on activities related to structure, color, and shadow, including a chance to design and build model structures and landscapes.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (except Sun., noon-4 p.m.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $12 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Friday Fun": Saline District Library.

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Every Fri., June 23-July 28. Activities for kids entering grades 1-6. June 23 & July 14: "Tiny Town," a chance to make buildings out of paper. June 30 & July 21: "Build a Story" includes improv and word games. July 7 & 28: "Engineer It" includes stacking and building team challenges.
11 a.m. (grades 1-3) & 2 p.m. (grades 4-6), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Made in Michigan Live Farm Animal Program": Dexter District Library.

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All-ages interactive program with live animals, including chickens, goats, geese, ducks, and others. Also, a discussion of recycling, composting, and organic farming.
11 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 Noon 

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

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


 Noon & 4 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Japan Week 2017.

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



 Noon 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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


 Noon-7 p.m. 

"Parade of Homes": Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor.

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June 23-25. Tour of 12 new homes in Washtenaw and Livingston counties.
Noon-7 p.m. (Fri.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), 3200 Tessmer (south off Waters Rd. west of Wagner) & other locations (see bragannarbor.net/parade-of-homes for full list). $10 (kids age 16 & under, free). 996-0100. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Movies at the Center: Chelsea Senior Center.

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A chance for seniors to watch a movie with their grandkids. Popcorn.

June 16: La La Land (Damien Chazelle, 2016). Musical comedy about a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in L.A. Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone.

June 23: The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987). Sweet, witty, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale about a farm girl kidnapped by a villainous ruler who intends to make her his princess. Mandy Patinkin, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright Penn, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn.

June 30: Father of the Bride (Vincente Minelli, 1950). The father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, along with the financial and organizational trouble of arranging the wedding. Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor.

July, Aug., & Sept. schedule TBA.

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12:30 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free; donations accepted. 475-9242. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

Guided Tours: Waterloo Farm Museum.

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Costumed guides lead tours of the 10-room artifact-filled farmhouse and its outbuildings, including a recently refurbished blacksmith's workshop. The last tour begins at 4:15 p.m.
1-5 p.m., Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd. (left off Clear Lake Rd. 5 miles north from I-94 exit 153), Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. $5 (kids ages 5-12, $2). (517) 596-2254.


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"DIY Sharpie Mugs": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and youth in grade 4 & up invited to design and decorate a mug.
1-2 p.m., AADL Westgate Branch, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Read to the Library Dogs": Chelsea District Library.

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All beginning readers ages 6-11 invited to read one-on-one for 10 minutes to a dog trained to act as if it's listening.
Various times, CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Straw Bridge Engineering": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All youth in grades 3-8 invited to see what sort of bridge they can make using straws and other household materials.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 4 p.m.-midnight 

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 a2jaycees.org/carnival; $5 minimum purchase required for admission after 9 p.m.). info@a2jaycees.org. [map]


 5-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Night": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to play some of the AADL's collection of board games, including Oregon Trail, Ticket to Ride, Yeti in my Spaghetti, Dominion, Sushi Go, Stratego, Grand Austria Hotel, Space Team, and more. You can also bring your own games.
5-7 p.m., AADL Secret Lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 5-9 p.m. 

"Pets & Pajamas Movie Night": Huron Valley Humane Society.

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Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch Finding Dory, the 2016 animated underwater adventure (a sequel to Finding Nemo). Also, a chance to interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
5-9 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill (south off Plymouth east of Dixboro). $35 ($15 for each additional sibling). Preregistration required. hshv.org, 661-3575. [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. Local acoustic folk-rock singer-songwriter Chris Dupont (8:30 p.m.) and the inventive local country-rock band The Ragbirds (10:15 p.m.). Also, local folk-rock singer-songwriter Mike Vial (5 p.m.), young local ukulele player Magdalen Fossum (6 p.m.), and the popular local vintage jazz-inflected folk-rock quartet The Appleseed Collective (7 p.m.).
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [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 p.m.  Free! 

Trunk Show Weekend at MIX Ypsilanti: MIX Ypsilanti.

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MIX is excited to host the work of two amazing designers for our Trunk Show Weekend, June 23 - 25, 2017

Krista Larson's designs are among the most popular here at MIX. Part of the reason for that is the ability for you to become a part of the design process. With her whole Fall line as inspiration, you have the opportunity to co-create your look with an almost limitless combination of form and fabric.

Artwear by Mieko Mintz has quickly become one of our most sought after lines. With an endless combination of available Kantha fabrics, the same jacket or vest is never produced twice. Each piece is unique, blending a new combination of colors and textures into a truly one-of-a-kind wearable art piece. This trunk show is your chance to discover the cut and color combination that fits you best.

Join us at MIX Ypsilanti June 23-25th for an amazing fashion and shopping experience!
Friday Night Opening Reception from 6pm - 9pm - nibbles, bubbly and hourly drawings.
Saturday 11
MIX Ypsilanti, 130 W. Michigan, Ypsilanti. Free. 7349618704. mixonmichigan@comcast.net https://www.facebook.com/events/1974416642787240 [map]



 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Concert Series: Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce Summer Series.

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Every Fri. (except Aug. 11 & 18), June 16-Aug. 25

June 16: Dexter Community Orchestra. Pops concert.

June 23: Paul's Big Radio. Rootsy country-pop band led by local singer-songwriter Paul Lippens.

June 30: From Grace & Friends. Jazz-inflected Christian pop-folk ensemble.

July 7: Surf Zup. Vintage Ventures-style instrumental guitar band.

July 14: Men in Black. Local classic rock and Motown cover band.

July 21: The Invasion. British Invasion cover quartet from Redford led by singer-guitarist David Roof.

July 28: The Martindales. Local band led by singer-guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals.

Aug. 4: Salmagundi. Memphis-style rock 'n' roll.

Aug. 25: Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies. Local roots-rock quartet, led by former Starlight Drifters singer-guitarist Mack, whose repertoire includes originals and rockabilly, early rock 'n' roll, western swing, and hillbilly bop covers.

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6:30-9:30 p.m., Monument Park gazebo, downtown Dexter. Free. 426-0887.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"SRSLY Cinema @ the Library": Dexter District Library.

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Screenings of teen-friendly films. June 23: Trolls, Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell's 2016 animated musical about a curmudgeonly troll who must team up with the happiest troll ever born to rescue their friends. July 21: The Sandlot, David Mickey Evans' 1993 comic drama about young baseball players. Aug. 18: The Secret Life of Pets, the 2016 animated film about a terrier whose life is upended when his owner takes in a stray.
6:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

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

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

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

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



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Sara Schaff: Literati Bookstore.

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This New York-based writer reads from Say Something Nice About Me, her new collection of thoughtful short stories about characters at turning points in their lives. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Tonks & the Aurors: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Wizard-rock featuring songs from the perspective of the Harry Potter character Nymphadora Tonks by this Cincinnati-based band led by Stephanie Anderson, an Ann Arbor-bred singer-songwriter who was dubbed "The Bruce Springsteen of Wizard Rock" by Womping Willows frontman Matt Maggiacomo. Also, performances by other wizard/nerd-rock bands, including Tianna & the Cliffhangers and LosingLara.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Frankel discusses his new book explores the making of the iconic Western and the toxic political climate in which it was created.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate Branch West Side Room, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 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 pennyseats.org, $15 at the gate. 926-5346.


 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, KO Open Mic storytelling sharing and reflections on our special lives; 8:30 PM Know Obstacles and the KO MusicArt All Stars; 9:30 Naked Shark - Ann Arbor based psychedelic funk blues rock jam band!
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-662-8283. www.facebook.com/events/227408071096310 [map]


 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Mike Lebovitz: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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June 23 & 24. Chicago-bred stand-up comic known for his engaging, if slightly disheveled stage manner and his well-paced blend of jokes, droll stories, and snappy observational humor. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $12 reserved seating in advance, $14 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Camelot": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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


 8 p.m. 

"Harvey": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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


 8 p.m. 

"Minifest: Music Beyond Words": Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Residence (Kerrytown Concert House).

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June 16, 23, & 25 (different programs). Well-known musicians and ensembles present 3 chamber concerts. Part of a larger festival that includes performances in several other towns (see greatlakeschambermusic.org for full schedule). Tonight: Cellist Clive Greensmith and pianist Ran Dank perform a selection from Mozart's The Magic Flute; the San Francisco Friction Quartet perform's a new work by Will Healy; violinist and violist Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu and pianist Dank perform Sean Shepherd's Dust; and the Friction Quartet and pianist Dank perform Schumann's Piano Quintet in E-flat Major.
8 p.m. (June 16 & 23) & 2 p.m. (June 25), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$35. Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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


 8 p.m. 

"The Legend of Georgia McBride": Theatre Nova.

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



 8 pm-10pm 

Legendary Wings.

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Daniel Woodward Bennett (sax), Tim Haldeman (sax) Jeff Marshall (bass), and Rob Avsharian (drums).
Beautiful music drawn from a repertoire including Monk, and Henderson. Wondrous improvisational surprises have been known to happen as well.
Rush Street, 314 South Main Street. No Cover (Tip Jar in Place). 734) 531-6187. [map]


 9 p.m. 

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

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


 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. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com mindfulnesswithpaulette.weebly.com [map]


 10 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

Angell Hall Observatory Open House: U-M Student Astronomical Society.

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All invited to peer through the telescopes in the observatory and on the Angell Hall roof and to view shows in the planetarium. Also, short astronomy presentations by club members.
10 p.m.-midnight, 5th floor rooftop observatory, Angell Hall (enter through Haven Hall on the Diag side of the building). Free. 764-3440. [map]





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