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Calendar of Events

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 7:30 a.m. 

"Tri Goddess Tri": Epic Races.

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All women invited to compete in a mini-sprint (quarter-mile swim, 10.7-mile bike ride, and 1.5-mile run) or sprint (half-mile swim, 10.7-mile bike ride, and 3-mile run) triathlon, a duathlon (10.7-mile bike ride sandwiched between 1.5- and 3-mile runs), or an aquabike (half-mile swim and 10.7-mile bike ride). Also, a relay sprint triathlon. Awards, medals for finishers, a post-race beer garden (age 21 & over only), T-shirts, and more.
7:30 a.m. (packet pick up begins at 5:45 a.m.), Portage Lake Beach, 11500 Seymour Rd., west off Mount Hope Rd. north from I-94 exit 150, Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. $88 (team, $160) in advance by June 23 at; $100 (team, $180) on race weekend. $11 annual park pass required., 585-7101.

 8 a.m.  Free! 

Horse Show: Spur of the Moment Club.

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A judged amateur riding event featuring kids and adults riding English, western, and halter styles. Concessions.
8 a.m.-about 7 p.m., Woodbine Farm, 9976 W. Liberty (east of M-52 between Parker & Guenther), Lima Twp. Free admission. [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.-4:30 p.m. 

"Serving Spirit: A Hands-On/How-To Course in Evidence-Based Mediumship": Suzanne Giesemann.

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Suzanne holds nothing back in this practical, hands-on course for students at all levels. She will teach you a step-by-step process for connecting with those on the other side. You will have ample opportunities to improve your abilities and experience new levels of connection across the veil.
The only prerequisites for students are the belief that spirit communication is possible and the desire and intention to make the connection. Not all students intend to become mediums-over half are in the class to improve their connection with higher consciousness for their own spiritual growth. Come prepared to immediately apply what you learn, practicing with fellow students and with the cooperation of those on the other side.
While you will follow a syllabus, the program will be flexible enough to flow in response to the needs and questions of the group and the guidance of Spirit.
More information about Suzanne and her work may also be found at:
Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Road Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $250. 888-692-0781 x1. [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

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

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Pace and destination are determined by the assembled riders.
9 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. [map]

 10 a.m.. 

A2QUA Sunday Morning Swim: Ann Arbor Queer Aquatics.

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

 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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

 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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

 Noon-9 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]

 Noon  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. From 12-2pm OzMusic Acadamy Student Band Showcase The Orb, ADDaBand, The Noodlers - Dave McWilliam, Facilitator; 2:00 PM Justin Johnstone - Guitar Students Recital; 3:30 PM OzMusic Family Open Stage & Drum Circle
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-662-8283. [map]

 Noon-5 p.m. 

"Blacksmiths, Soldiers, and Log Cabin Weekend": Waterloo Farm Museum.

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June 24 & 25. A weekend of historical reenactments, featuring a blacksmith festival, a Civil War encampment, and more. Also, guided tours of the 10-room farmhouse. On Sunday, activities to celebrate Log Cabin Day.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), 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 5-12, $2; kids age 4 & under and members, free). (517) 596-2254.

 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Bowling Pin Shoot": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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All invited to shoot handguns at bowling pins and steel plates. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-4 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 per 20-shot round., (313) 530-7789. [map]

 Noon-5 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 for full list). $10 (kids age 16 & under, free). 996-0100. [map]

 Noon-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]

 1-2pm  Free! 

"Free Seminar: Create a Garden to Attract Pollinators": English Gardens.

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Our experts will share tips on creating a garden
that pollinators will love to call home.
English Gardens, Maple Village shopping center. Free.

 1-5 p.m. 

Creature Encounters - Crested Porcupines!: The Creature Conservancy.

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

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

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

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

More details:
The Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $8 adult (13+), $6 child (2-12), free (under 2). [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 p.m. 

Innovation in Education Gathering: "Wonder Together": Institute for Innovation in Education (iiE).

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Unique 3-day event brings together creative learning professionals from all sectors for workshops, a StorySlam, project showcase, unconference, and more. June 27 is a Design Thinking project day using the iiE's Design Mindset CARDs.
Duderstadt Center and Lurie Engineering Center, UM North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. 734-604-6117. [map]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Log Cabin Day Celebration: Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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This day of old-timey pioneer fun includes a tour of the 1880s log cabin and a chance to play games and do some chores such as gathering water, washing clothes, and shelling corn to take to the mill. Also, a chance to see the 1870s gristmill, which is still partly operational. Pioneer attire encouraged.
1-4 p.m., Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free. 971-6337.

 1 p.m.  Free! 

Washtenaw County Democrats Listening Tour Launch: Precinct Organizing Committee of the Washtenaw County Democratic Party.

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We're launching our listening tour with a training session for Democrats interested in organizing other Democrats in their neighborhoods! You'll meet other interested organizers in your area and join with elected delegates for our first training session, to learn what you need to take the next steps.
Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw Ave. Ann Arbor. Free. [map]

 1-5 p.m. 

Yoga Nidra Certification Course: Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation RYS200, RYS300.

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Program is designed by Ema Stefanova, E-RYT500,seasoned Yoga Therapist and Teacher Trainer since 1979, Member IAYT,
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider Since 2002.
Mastering Yoga Nidra will make your meditation (Dyana Yoga) effortless. Satyananda Style Yoga Nidra is excellent for deep work on oneself and helping others heal.
Yoga Certification includes the weekend seminar plus additional hours by appointment.
AIKIDO studio, 1904 Federal Blvd. $1,450. [map]

 1-1:40 p.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Music Together teacher Dianne Dudley leads infants through 5-year-olds (accompanied by an adult) in a program of music and dancing.
10-10:40 a.m., AADL Westgate Branch, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 1:30 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Various audiovisual planetarium shows.

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

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

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

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

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Picturing Buildings: Photographers and Architecture, 1855-1985": UMMA.

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Featuring a selection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century photographs from the Museum's collection, Picturing Buildings illuminates the enduring appeal of photographing architecture, from historic Turkish mosques and New York City skyscrapers, to industrial factories and intimate domestic interiors. Each of these visually and spatially complex sites provides photographers with representational challenges and endless opportunities to innovate.
This exhibition explores how photographers working in a range of contexts, use architecture to develop pictorial strategies in their own medium. Through selective framing, dramatic perspectival distortion, and heightened contrasts between light and dark, photographers reinterpret their architectural subjects by focusing on the creative act of constructing a photograph. The resulting images reveal our built environment in new ways and highlight the intriguing transformation that takes place when the camera converts three dimensions into two.
UMMA, 525 South State Street. Free. 7347643731. [map]

 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell.
2-4 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Freespace (3rd floor), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 971-5763. [map]

 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Computer Skills": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 2 p.m. 

"Harvey": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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

 2 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 for full schedule). Today: Violinist Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu and pianist Ran Dank perform Stravinsky's Divertimento from Le Baiser de la Fée; the New England Conservatory ensemble-in-residence the Omer Quartet performs Debussy's String Quartet in G Minor; and the New York-based Trio Honoré and violist James VanValkenburg perform Fauré's Piano Quartet no. 1 in C Minor.
8 p.m. (June 16 & 23) & 2 p.m. (June 25), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$35. Reservations recommended., 769-2999. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"The Legend of Georgia McBride": Theatre Nova.

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

 3 p.m. 

"Camelot": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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

 3-5 p.m. 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a directed drawing activity for adults, exploring different tasks, techniques, and mediums each week.
3-5 p.m., AADL 4th floor meeting room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. 327-8301. [map]

 3 p.m.  Free! 

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

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

 3 p.m. 

"PanchaChitra: The Five Women of Chitrangada": Spotlight 2017 (Michigan Literary and Theatrical Society).

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This 2-day Bengali drama festival is highlighted by this contemporary reinterpretation of Tagore's classic dance drama, Chitrangada. The reinterpretation imagines the warrior princess as an everywoman who struggles with concepts of beauty, acceptance, self-esteem, dignity, and a quest for truth. Local Indian classical dancer Sreyashi Dey leads an ensemble of dancers in her choreography that draws on Indian classical Odissi-style dance, martial arts, and contemporary movements. With spoken narration in Bengali. Part of a 2-day Bengali drama festival at WCC on June 24 & 25.
3-3:45 p.m., Washtenaw Community College Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $45 daily festival admission. [map]

 4-7 p.m. 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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

 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Parables" Special-Needs Worship: Chelsea First Congregational Church, UCC.

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Parables is a no-shushing, 40-minute worship service designed for families who would like a progressive faith community where people on the margins become our leaders and teachers. A non-verbal child with autism, a young adult with Tourette's Syndrome, or an elder with dementia will find welcome and belonging. The setting is fragrance-free, communion bread is gluten-free, sensory headphones and therapy dog available throughout, and the order of service follows a similar flow each week for those who appreciate predictable structure. Immediately followed by a community meal with gluten-free option. Beginning June 25, 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.
Chelsea First Congregational Church, UCC, 121 E. Middle St., Chelsea. Free. 734-323-4213. [map]

 5 p.m. 

Tibetan Singing Bowls: The Himalayan Bazaar.

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All invited to lie on a mat while Tibetan singing bowls are played. The music is said to restore harmony and balance. Bring a mat and blanket.
5 p.m., Himalayan Bazaar, 218 S. Main. $15; reservations required by email to 997-7229. [map]

 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 9-July 2. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, yoga and other fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer tastings (Tues., 5 p.m.), wine tastings (Wed., 5 p.m.), and more. Tonight: The internationally known whimsical kid-friendly band Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band (7 p.m.) and Madcat Midnight Blues Journey (8:15 p.m.), a quartet of local blues, folk, and jazz veterans led by harmonica wizard and multi-instrumentalist Peter "Madcat" Ruth. Also, local singer-songwriter Dave Menzo (5 p.m.) and literate and soulful Detroit singer-songwriter (and B.B. King's nephew) Phillip-Michael Scales (6 p.m.). The music is followed at 10 p.m. by The Secret Life of Pets, the 2016 animated comedy about a terrier whose life is upended when his owner takes in a new stray.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted., 994-5999. [map]

 6-8 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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

 6-8 p.m. 

Sundays in the Garden: Cultivate Coffee & Tap House.

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

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

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

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

July 9: TBA.

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

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

Aug. 6: Kate Peterson. Lansing singer-songwriter

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

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

Maureen Choi Quartet: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Classically trained jazz violinist (and Ann Arbor native) Choi leads her band in improvisations that blend folkloric traditions of Spain, Cuba, and South America.
7 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended., 769-2999. [map]

 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam"

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An open jam for musicians of all ages & levels of ability to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, & blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. Singers and players of all acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by Ann Arbor veteran musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The 2nd Sunday features a focus song, followed by jamming. The 3rd Sunday is for songwriters to try out new songs and get critiques as desired. The 4th Sunday features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming.
7-9 p.m., U-M Turner Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at 998-9353. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

Beppe Gambetta: The Ark.

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This acoustic guitarist from Genoa, Italy, is a renowned virtuoso whose eclectic repertoire of traditional, classical, and original tunes and songs absorbs a wide spectrum of influences, from American flatpicking and classical fingerstyle to Celtic, Central European, and Mediterranean dance music.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and; and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Stage: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All performers invited to showcase their talents.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Free (pay-what-you-can for spectators). Email to sign up for a 10-15 minute spot. (989) 455-4484. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

St. John's Festival: Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Group reading and discussion of a lecture from Rudolf Steiner's 1913 lecture cycle The Fifth Gospel. Copies of the lecture available. Preceded at 6 p.m. by a light meal. All invited.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free; donation welcome. Preregistration required. 678-5497, (517) 927-3696. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"My Neighbor Totoro": Rave.

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June 25 & 26. (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988). Dubbed (June 25) & subtitled (June 26) screenings of this classic Studio Ghibli anime tale about two girls who move to the Japanese countryside and befriend strange and delightful nature spirits.
12:55 p.m. (June 25) & 7 p.m. (June 26), 4100 Carpenter. $12.50. 973-8424. [map]

 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary. Preceded at 7 p.m. by beginning lessons and practice.
8-10 p.m., Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom (Nov. 19 & Dec. 3 & 17), and Pendleton Ballroom (Dec. 10). $5 ($10 includes lessons). 763-6984. [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:


Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra

Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Fallow Land

Local space-pop quartet that tonight celebrates the release of a new EP. Opening acts are the Ypsilanti post-rock emo quintet Swordfish , the Brighton atmospheric indie rock quintet Parkway & Columbia, and the Saline post-emo math-rock quartet Bad TV. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

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

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

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

Habitat Lounge: The Weber's Jazz Collective

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

Old Town: Jaime Marvin

Columbiaville (MI) pop-folk singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Heather Black Project

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

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Will Mefford

Improvisations over jazz standards by this local pianist. [venue info]

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

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


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