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Calendar of Events

Sunday, July 16, 2017






 
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 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. spurhorseshow.com. [map]


 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Dressage at Waterloo": Waterloo Hunt Club.

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June 16-18, July 14-16, and Aug. 4-6 & 17-20. Competitive equine ballet by skilled regional horses and riders, highlighted by graceful freestyle routines set to music. Bring your own lawn chairs; no pets. Concessions.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free admission. 426-2111. [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]



 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

Yoga with Cats: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Saline Antiques & Vintage Market.

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Show and sale of antiques and vintage items in various styles, including Americana, art deco, mission, mid-century modern, industrial, shabby chic, continental, and more. Deliveries available. Concessions. Leashed pets welcome.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $6 (children age 15 & under accompanied by an adult, free). salinemarket@gmail.com, (937) 875-0808. [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. 997-7484. [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. emailme0617@Yahoo.com www.a2qua.com or www.facebook.com/groups/A2QUA/ [map]


 11 a.m. 

Full-Body Fit: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Energetic strength-training session including cardio subsets and work on balance and posture. $15 walk-in; included with most Better Living memberships. For all ages, and customized to suit your abilities.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $15. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [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. July 2: Hole in the Wall Woodworking representative Julie Hill demonstrates how to use a scroll saw to make ornaments and puzzles (noon-3 p.m.). July 9: Beach party theme with summer-themed music. Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts encouraged. Also, potter Carol Repasky shows how to make a clay whistle (noon-3 p.m.). July 16: A chance to make a pendant (noon-3 p.m., $8-$10 materials fee per pendant). Also, 30-minute "Summertime Storytelling" programs (11:30 a.m. & noon) by the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild. July 23: Paula Neys demonstrates how to mix ink colors on tiles to create other colors (noon-3 p.m.). July 30: Christmas in July theme with holiday music. Red & green attire encouraged. Also, MichiganMade representative Angela Winter shows a tie-dyed item in various stages of development (noon-3 p.m.) and the Humane Society brings an adoptable dog to the market.
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. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.


 Noon-6 p.m. 

39th Annual Festival at St. Joseph Church.

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This festival features games, kids activities, a cakewalk, bingo, a raffle, inflatables, food, beer & wine, and live music. July 15: a Wildlife Safari wild animal show (1-4 p.m.) and Eric the Juggler (4-6 p.m.). The music begins with the Detroit Children's Choir performing what an organizer calls a "must-see" program (1 p.m.). Also, show tunes by the Encore Cabaret Singers (2 p.m.), New Orleans-style brass music by the Motor City Street Band (4-6 p.m.), and Latin and African dance music, blues, and rock by the popular Detroit band the Sun Messengers (7-10 p.m.). July 16: youth dancers from the Michigan Academy of Dance & Music (12:30 p.m.), folk-rock by the Detroit band led by sultry-voiced singer-songwriter Jill Jack (1-3 p.m.), balloon art and a petting zoo by Colors the Clown (1:30-3:30 p.m.), and live music by the Howell-based oldies and classic rock Paradise Band and the Blues Brothers tribute band Soul Men (4-6 p.m.).
11 a.m.-10 p.m. (July 15), & noon-6 p.m. (July 16), St. Joseph Catholic Church grounds, Mast at Territorial, Dexter. Free admission. Stjos.com/festival, 426-8483.


 Noon-1 p.m. 

Aerial Boot Camp: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Boot Camp
Get ripped and have fun doing it! Supplement your aerial training with this all levels conditioning class, which focuses on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for. Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via the included link before arriving for class.
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/this-weeks-schedule/ [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $4.50 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 1-2 p.m. 

Beginning Static Trapeze: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze (also known as fixed trapeze) is a circus art performed on the bar and ropes of a trapeze hung from two points in the ceiling. This course is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. Students will build the strength to mount and dismount the trapeze unassisted, and gain mastery of fundamental trapeze vocabulary, technique, and sequences. Each class also includes dynamic warm ups, stretching, and conditioning exercises designed to target specific strength and mobility for aerial arts. Please register via the included link before arriving for class.
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/this-weeks-schedule/ [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

Brioche Knitting Basics.

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Teachers: Lynn Garrett and Lizzie Mamantov
Have you ever admired a beautiful, colorful, textural brioche pattern but thought that you couldn't make it? This class can help! Have you never heard of brioche but want to learn a fun and addictive new knitting technique? Come learn with us! In this class, we will teach you the basics of the brioche stitch and help you get started with your first brioche project. You will learn one-color and two-color brioche, which the instructors will demonstrate in both Continental (picking) and English (throwing) knitting styles. Once you have made some practice swatches, we will help you start a simple brioche cowl in one or two colors, using a provided pattern.
Prerequisites: Students should know how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, slip stitches, move yarn to the front or back of the work, and work in the round
Materials: Two skeins of Shepherd's Wool Worsted or Berroco Vintage Worsted, or any smooth worsted wool in two colors, purchased fr
Spun Ann Arbor, 407 N. 5th Ave. $60. 7347807867. pete@spunannarbor.com http://www.spunannarbor.com/brioche-basics [map]



 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Courtyard Concerts: Kerrytown Market & Shops.

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Every Sun. Performances by local musicians. July 2: Gemini, the popular local folk music duo of twin brothers Laszlo and Sandor Slomovits. July 9: TBA. July 16: The local folk trio San, Emily & Jacob. July 23: The local kid-friendly singer-songwriter Joe Reilly, whose songs often have an environmental theme. July 30: The local jazz ensemble the Dave Sharp Trio.


1-3 p.m., Kerrytown courtyard. Free. 369-3107. [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. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri., except July 4. 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. Also, a competitive draft game on Sundays. Prizes. Bring your own cards.
1 p.m. (Sun.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 & $7.50 (casual), $10 & $15 (competitive), & $10 (booster draft). 786-3746. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Pet Loss Support Group: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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It's never easy to lose a pet, and when you consider them, as we do, a member of the family, the loss can be difficult and extremely sad.
HSHV and Blue Dog Counseling have partnered to provide a support group on preparing for and dealing with the loss of a pet.
Colleen O'Brien, founder of Blue Dog Counseling, is an expert at developing creative therapeutic interventions to support individuals, couples, families, and other groups. Her personal commitment to animal welfare, her own experience as a devoted pet owner, and a passion for supporting people led her to create Blue Dog Counseling. Côlleen is dedicated to providing a safe, open, and creative space for discussion. A place where you can take time for yourself.
Group is held monthly in the HSHV conference room.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Free. Donations accepted. colleen@bluedogcounseling.com www.hshv.org/events [map]



 1-4 p.m. 

Two Week Condensed Childbirth Class: Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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This condensed childbirth class will meet on two consecutive Sunday afternoons (July 9th and July 16th) from 1-4 pm at Align Chiropractic (2464 E. Stadium Blvd) in Ann Arbor. The class covers stages of labor, comfort measures, labor positions, medical interventions, and the early postpartum period. Cost includes mom and partner.
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium Blvd. $210. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 1-4 p.m. 

"Big Bag Sale": Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library.

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July 30 & 31. A chance to stock up for summer reading: thousands of used books, including mysteries, romances, and other fiction, and a good dose of nonfiction. Fill a bag for $5 (large) or $4 (small).
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-4 p.m. (Sun.), AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free admission. 302-7774. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters: Reindeer": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. All invited to view Sven the reindeer on the conservancy's Stone Stage (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a cougar, prairie dogs, kangaroos, giant tortoises, Arctic foxes, and others. Bring a snack to eat in the picnic areas, if you wish.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $8 (kids ages 2-12, $6; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Before the Flood": Western Washtenaw Democrats and Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.

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Screening of this spell-binding documentary about what is happening to the earth due to climate change. Leonardo DiCaprio travels the world interviewing scientists, world leaders, and activists. We will hold a discussion after the showing addressing how the U.S. pulling out of the Paris Accord might affect us.
Chelsea District Library, McKune Room, 221 S. Main St., Chelsea, MI. Free. 734-475-9805. cmuha@att.net [map]



 1:30-4 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Women Artists Summer Juried Show: Riverside Arts Center.

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AAWA is a non-profit organization of approximately 300+ members with connections to Ann Arbor, Michigan, ranging from beginning to professional artists. Opening Reception will be Friday, July 7 from 5-7pm, in conjunction with Ypsilanti's Frist Friday Art Walk.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. gallery@riversidearts.org https://www.riversidearts.org/in-the-gallery [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. 5: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942). Enduring sentimental favorite about a pair of star-crossed lovers in Nazi-occupied North Africa during WWII. Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman. 7 p.m.

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1:30 p.m. (Sun) & 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, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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Daily. Various audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat., 1:30 p.m. daily, 2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space (12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner.

Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs? (12:30 p.m. Sat.) iis 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 (2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an audiovisual show that looks at the history and the astronomy of total solar eclipses.

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


 1:30 p.m. 

"Sunday Afternoon Naturalists": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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LSNC staff lead weekly hikes through Black Pond Woods to explore different aspects of nature.

July 16: "Insects."

July 30: "Wildflowers."

Aug. 6: "Reptiles and Amphibians."

Aug. 20: "Trees."

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1:30-2:30 p.m., Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. $1. 997-1553. [map]


 1:45, 4:30, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Big Sick": Michigan Theater.

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Michael Showalter's 2017 rom-com about a young couple dealing with their cultural differences.
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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 2, 4:15, 7:30, 9:15 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Dinosaur Tours: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. 30-minute docent-led tour of the museum's dinosaur exhibits.
2 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free, but limited to the first 15 people to sign up for each tour. 764-0478. [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.

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


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Emoji Clay Charms": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for all ages from kindergarteners to adults.
2-3 p.m., AADL Secret Lab (lower level), 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 purplerosetheatre.org 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.  Free! 

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

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of 19th- and 20th-century architectural photographs from the museum's permanent collection, including everything from historic Turkish mosques to New York City skyscrapers.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"In Conversation: Abstract Expressions in Modern & Contemporary Art": UMMA.

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Photography curator Jennifer Friess gives a tour of the current exhibition, Victors for Art: Michigan's Alumni Collectors, which includes abstract works by Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Louise Nevelson, Lorna Simpson, and others.
3-4 p.m., UMMA Taubman Gallery, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [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]


 3-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Book Chat": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to join AADL staff in a discussion of favorite books. Participants encouraged to bring a personal favorite to tell others about.
3-4:30 p.m., AADL conference room A, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 3 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. Kickshawtheatre.org, 203-0556. [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). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 p.m. 

Louis Nagel: Kerrytown Concert House.

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July 12, 13, 15, & 16. As KCH artist-in-residence, this popular local classical pianist presents Is This Haydn or Mozart?", a series of 2 free lectures (July 12 & 15) and 2 concerts (July 13 & 16) comparing the composers' sonatas and other works.
8 p.m. (July 12 & 13) & 4 p.m. (July 15 & 16), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free on July 12 & 15 and $20-$35 (students, $5) on July 13 & 16. Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi for Kids: SUN SHEN.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. 734-845-9786. alexis@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 4:45 & 7:15 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

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 a2morris@umich.edu to confirm. 717-1569.


 6 p.m. 

Restorative Yin Yoga: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Restorative, and stress relieving to improve your flexibility and help you sleep better. $20 walk in; included with some Better Living Fitness Center memberships.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $20. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 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. facebook.com/cultivateypsi, 249-8993. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fireside Fun": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All invited to sit around a campfire, roast marshmallows, and swap stories. If you like, bring camping chairs and the rest of the s'mores fixings (marshmallows provided).
6:30-8 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Every 1st & 3rd Sun. Readings by featured poets, preceded by a poetry open mike.

May 7: Ting Gou, a U-M medical student and award-winning poet who recently published her debut chapbook, The Other House.

May 21: Reading by John Buckley, a recent U-M creative writing MFA.

June-Aug. schedules TBA.

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7-9 p.m. (sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Junior Brown: The Ark.

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This acclaimed honky-tonk singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, plays 6-string and steel guitar as well as his own guitar hybrid, the "guit-steel." A longtime cult favorite who first gained the attention of mainstream country fans with his hilarious 1996 novelty hit "My Wife Thinks You're Dead," Brown sings in a pleasantly resonant baritone that suggests a somewhat grittier and slier Ernest Tubb, and his original songs are known for a lyrical wit and cleverness that's almost as dazzling as his guitar work. Critic Paul Davies calls Brown's music a "riveting quirky cocktail rattled out on the frenetic fingerpicking steel and acoustic guitar and the tumbleweed and tombstone vocals." Voted #1 House Rocker in a Guitar Player readers poll, he's a big local favorite. Photo credit: George Brainard.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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July 2, 16, & 30. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Free (pay-what-you-can for spectators). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

André Mehmari: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This talented Brazilian pianist-composer is internationally known for his lyrical, dynamic performance of jazz, classical, and Brazilian popular music. He's packed the house at KCH on previous tours.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [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 Ballroom (May 14) & Pendleton Room (May 21, June 11 & 18, July 9, 16, & 23) and Michigan League Ballroom (June 4 & 25). $5 ($10 includes lessons). ballroomclubum.com. 763-6984. [map]


 9:45 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Celtic Jam Session

All musicians invited to join a biweekly jam session. 2-4 p.m. [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: Dan Orcutt

Veteran local folk-rock 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

This local pianist improvises on the Great American Songbook, drawing from the styles of such jazz piano greats as Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, and Bill Evans. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: 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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