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Calendar of Events

Friday, June 30, 2017

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 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Hunter/Jumper Horse Shows: Waterloo Hunt Club.

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June 27-30 and July 1 & 2. English riding and jumping competitions at the state level. Spectators welcome to bring picnics.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, corner of Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free., (248) 892-6806.

 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 p.m. 

A2CT Technical Theatre Camp: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Come learn about what goes on BEHIND the scenes in this very hands-on camp, led by Brice O'Neal, of Community High School's Community Ensemble Theatre (CET). Each day of the one-week, full day camp will focus on accomplishing a specific goal or project. Each full day session will include hands-on work in the A2CT scene shop (building set pieces, painting flats, etc.) and studio work (lighting, sound, etc.). In addition, participants will create a notebook with all the information they learn, and will participate in an end-of-camp showcase.
June 26-30, 2017
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
For those in grades 4-12 (in the fall of 2017)
Campers will need to bring lunch each day
A2CT Studio Theatre, 322 West Ann Street. $300 (members, $280). 734-971-2228. [map]

 9 a.m. 

Arduino Robotics - A Make-n-Take Camp: Brain Monkeys.

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In this camp students will be using a low-cost, simple, robust, fully programmable, expandable, open source robot kit that best of all, you get to keep!
Join us for this fun and educational summer camp and introduce your child to the world of Arduino Robotics.
For more information, go to:
Brain Monkeys, 3808 Plaza Dr. $489. [map]

 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

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

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

 9 a.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, Slow-paced rides, 20 miles or more, to Dexter and beyond. Breakfast at Riverview Café in Dexter.
10 a.m., Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 476-4944.

 10-11:30 a.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Lunch (reservations required) available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3).
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Big Truck and Emergency Vehicle Day": Dexter District Library.

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All kids invited to explore work trucks and other big vehicles. Also, photo opportunities with a Minion (bring a camera, if you wish). Rain or shine. Note: Parking lot closed to accommodate trucks.
10 a.m.-noon, DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [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]


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-4 p.m. 

Euchre Tournament: Chelsea Senior Center.

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All seniors invited to play this popular card game in a tournament for cash prizes. Prizes.
Noon-4 p.m., CSC, 512 Washington, Chelsea. $10 in advance by June 26 at and at the door. Registration fee includes lunch. 475-9242. [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.

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! 

"Make Your Own Troll Hair": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades 1-5 invited to use a headband, fabric, and decorations to make troll hair. Materials provided.
1-2 p.m., AADL Westgate Branch West Side Room, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 3-7 p.m. 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
3-7 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 4-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Bee Hummer": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids in grades K-5 invited to make a craft that sounds like a swarm of bees.
4-5 p.m., AADL Westgate Branch West Side Room, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 4:15, 6:45, & 9 p.m. 

"The Hero": Michigan Theater.

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(Brett Haley, 2017). Comedy that stars Sam Elliott as an aging Western star and Nick Offerman as his drug dealer buddy.
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, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Beatriz at Dinner": Michigan Theater.

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(Miguel Arteta, 2017). Drama that stars Salma Hayek as a holistic healer who disrupts an upper-crust gathering.
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]

 4:45, 7:15, & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Beguiled": Michigan Theater.

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(Sofia Coppola, 2017). Drama, set in Civil War-era Virginia, about a girls' school where a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning.
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]

 5-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Magic: The Gathering & Chess Club": Saline District Library.

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After-hours games and food for teens.
5-6:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [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 longtime local blues and blues-rock quartet The Bluescasters (8:30 p.m.) and the Detroit R&B, soul, and funk septet Saints of Soul (10:15 p.m.). Also, the rootsy Detroit acoustic folk duo Escaping Pavement (6 p.m.), local singer-songwriter and pianist Drew De Four & friends (7 p.m.), and "Tall Tales on the High Sea" (5:55 & 7:55 p.m.), the wildly popular Australian performance art troupe Strange Fruit's otherworldly acrobatics show performed atop long, flexible poles.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted., 994-5999. [map]

 6-7 p.m.  Free! 

Free Yoga Class: The Yoga Space.

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A free one hour yoga class for anyone who is interested. No pre-registration is necessary and all equipment is provided. The class will introduce basic standing and sitting poses and include a guided relaxation. It will be taught by a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher.
The Yoga Space, 180 Little Lake Dr, #1 48103. Free. 734-622-9600. [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]

 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Duct Tape Tote Bag": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to make and accessorize a tote bag from duct tape.
6-8 p.m., AADL Secret Lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [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.

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

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Thursday Northeast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 15-25 miles, through some of the area's hillier terrain.
6:30 p.m., Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297, 971-2121. [map]

 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.
Weekly on Fridays
(starting June 2, 2017)
Conf. Room 1120 A, Duderstadt Center, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Admission Free
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. [map]

 7-8 p.m. 

East Coast Swing Dance Lessons: Robin Hills Farm.

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In this four-part class series, dance instructors Kirk and Ashleigh of Footnotes Ballroom Company will teach individuals and couples the basics of East Coast Swing, a fun, fast-paced American style of dance. Dancers of all levels will build their skills and confidence during 45-minute instructional sessions each week, followed by a 15-minute open dance floor to practice their new moves.
Class dates are: June 30, July 7, July 14 and July 21.
Robin Hills Farm, 20390 Michigan 52 Chelsea, MI 48118. $30. 734-834-8496. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Film and Discussion: Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Film screenings followed by discussion.

Mar. 31: The Visit (Bernhard Wicki, 1964). Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Quinn star in this adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's satirical tragicomedy. A wealthy older woman who had left home as a girl in disgrace returns to her impoverished hometown and offers to make a sizable donation--for a forbidding price. Discussion follows. [aw]

Apr. 28: The Human Experience (Charles Kinnane, 2008). A band of brothers travels the world in search of the meaning of human life in a journey that brings them into the middle of the lives of the homeless on the streets of New York City, orphans and disabled children of Peru, and the abandoned lepers in the forests of Ghana, Africa.

May 12: Yangsi: Reincarnation Is Just the Beginning (Mark Elliott, 2012). Documentary biography, filmed largely in Bhutan over a period of 14 years, about a boy, recognized as the reincarnation of a revered Tibetan Buddhist master, whose training starts with an enthronement before thousands at age 4.

June 30: Paths of the Soul (Zhang Yang, 2015). Docudrama about the 10-month journey of a group of Tibetans to Lhasa, the holy capital of Tibet, a 1,200-km pilgrimage on foot while continuously prostrating themselves on the ground.n Followed by discussion.

July 28: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Stanley Kramer, 1963). A thief's dying words spark a madcap cross-country treasure hunt. Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Phil Silvers, Terry-Thomas, Jonathan Winters.

Aug. 25: Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? (Taggart Siegel, 2010). Award-winning documentary about the colony collapse disorder devastating global bee populations and what it means.

Sept. 29: Kindness Is Contagious (David Gaz, 2014). Feel-good documentary exploring the viral effect of kind acts. Followed by discussion.

7 p.m., Jewel Heart (1129 Oak Valley Dr. between Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. & Ellsworth). Free. 994-3387.

 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.

 8-10 p.m. 

Dan Bennett Quartet.

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Dan Bennett (sax), Justin Walter (trumpet), Jon Taylor (drums), Jeff Marshall (bass) will be playing great Jazz at Rush!
Rush Street, 314 South Main Street. No Cover (Tip Jar in Place). 734-531-6187. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets: The Ark.

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A Detroit native who got his first break playing John Lennon in a touring version of Beatlemania! in the late 1970s, Crenshaw soon emerged as one of the most talented rock 'n' roll singer-songwriters of his generation, and one of the few able to achieve the fusion of an ineffable pop charm and an enlivening wit that made Buddy Holly and the Beatles themselves rock 'n' roll heroes. His recent work has won praise for the melodic subtlety and grace of its many reflective ballads. He is backed by the renowned Nashville-based instrumental rock 'n' roll quartet Los Straitjackets.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office and, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

 8-9 p.m. 

Salsa Dancing Lessons: Robin Hills Farm.

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In this four-part class series, dance instructors Kirk and Ashleigh of Footnotes Ballroom Company will teach individuals and couples the basics of Salsa, a fresh, fast-paced Latin style of dance. Dancers of all levels will build their skills and confidence during 45-minute instructional sessions each week, followed by a 15-minute open dance floor to practice their new moves.
Class series dates are: June 30, July 7, July 14 and July 21.
Robin Hills Farm, 20390 M-52, Chelsea. $30. 7348348496. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Thollem McDonas Trio: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Acclaimed avant-jazz keyboardist and composer McDonas is joined by local bass clarinetist and saxophonist (and Observer contributor) Piotr Michalowski and local cellist (and Ann Arbor Public Schools orchestra director) Abby Alwin in eclectic originals and improvisations.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended., 769-2999. [map]

 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Warren B. Hall: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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June 30 & July 1. Young African American comic from Boston known for his often self-deprecating observational humor about the oddities of ordinary human behavior. 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 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 and by phone, and (if available) at the door. $5-$10 discounts available for the first week of previews. 433-7673. [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.)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Really": Kickshaw Theatre.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., June 29-July 16. Lynn Lammers directs local actors in Jackie Sibblies Drury's drama about the nature of photography, the lenses through which we see the world, and whether or not an image can do justice to the reality it tries to capture. The conversations are mainly between two women-the mother and girlfriend of a recently deceased photographer. The New York Times praises the play for avoiding academic jargon and calls it "unusually clearsighted about the ambiguities of its subject."
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), trustArt Studios, 7885 Jackson. Tickets $20-$30., 203-0556. [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]

 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]


Nightspots Listings:


Conor O'Neill's: Shaun Garth Walker

Local singer-guitarist with an eclectic, wide-ranging repertoire. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Adam Labeaux

An eclectic mix of jazz, folk, soul, funk, and rock originals by this local singer-songwriter, a former Ragbirds guitarist. He recently released the CD Itch. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring pianist Gil Scott Chapman, bassist Russell Tessier, and drummer Robert Warren. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Remedy

Detroit dance band. [venue info]

Mash: Robert Johnson

Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer- guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: The Invasion

British Invasion cover quartet from Redford led by singer- guitarist David Roof. [venue info]

Rush Street: Legendary Wings

Local jazz quintet that focuses on dynamic, challenging, and less commonly heard music from the modern jazz repertoire interspersed with free improvisation. The usual lineup features saxophonists Dan Bennett and Tim Haldeman, Fender Rhodes electric pianist Matt Endahl, bassist Jordan Schug, and drummer Nick Collins. [venue info]


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Sandor Slomovits
Skatepark Hawk
Weighty prey posed a problem.
David Swain
Remembering Terry Heck Seibert, by Davi Napoleon
Health Care - Hospice and Home Health Care
Baked Goods Ice Cream And Chocolates in Saline
Orange Discs in the Road
Question Corner: May 2018
Tim Athan
Hobbies And Games in Chelsea
The Retail Retreat Continues
Vogel's has closed, and the Bead Gallery and Aunt Agatha's will soon follow.
Sabine Bickford
Go Bluebirding!
Humans are helping these harbingers of happiness.
Bob & Jorja Feldman
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A visitor's guide to Ann Arbor