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Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 3, 2017

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 9 a.m.-11 p.m. 

82nd Annual Saline Community Fair.

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Aug. 30-Sept. 4. This old-fashioned community fair features agricultural and craft exhibits, rides, and a variety of special events, including the Miss Saline Pageant (Aug. 30, 8 p.m.), livestock auctions, the Super Kicker Rodeo (Aug. 31, 7 p.m., $5 additional admission), live music, and more. Also, a kickoff parade (Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m. on Bennett St. in Saline). Updated schedule available at
9 a.m.-11 p.m. (except Sept. 4, 1-6 p.m.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission, $7 (except Sept. 4, free admission). Ride wristbands, $18 (except Sept. 4, $10) 668-0776. [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]

 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Worship Service: Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.

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The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation is an open and inclusive community within the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. We're rooted in the Anglican tradition, nourished by contemplative practice, and committed to service and advocacy.
Come as you are. Whoever you are. Wherever you are on your journey. We don't have a dress code. And we don't have any expectations or requirements about what you need to believe in order to be welcome here.
Our church community is a diverse one - in age, race, and family structure. We welcome non-traditional families, including single parent, adoptive, multi-racial, and families headed by same-sex couples.
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 3257 Lohr Rd. Free. 734-769-7900. [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. [map]

 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun., except Sept. 10. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts, usually with a different theme each week.

Sept. 3: Janice Novachcoff demonstrates painting on quilted fabric (noon-3 p.m.).

Sept. 17: a birdhouse demonstration (noon-3 p.m.) and American Red Cross information on CPR and how to make emergency kits.

Sept. 24: a cut-glass mosaic demonstration (noon-3 p.m.) and first-aid info from the Red Cross (see above).

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.

 1 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Field Hockey.

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Sept. 1: Liberty. 7 p.m.

Sept. 3: Connecticut. 1 p.m.

Sept. 8: William & Mary. 6 p.m.

Sept. 10: University of California-Davis. 2 p.m.

Sept. 15: MSU. 7 p.m.

Sept. 29: Maryland. 6 p.m.

Oct. 1: Ball State. 1 p.m.

Oct. 6: Rutgers. 6 p.m.

Oct. 8: Stanford. 2 p.m.

Oct. 20: Northwestern. 4 p.m.

Various times, Ocker Field, 1202 S. State. Free. 764-0247. [map]

 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters: Warthog!": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. All invited to view the African warthogs Sophia and Piki Piki on the conservancy's Stone Stage (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including porcupines, muntjac, macaws, 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 & 3 p.m. 

"Professor Ray's Everyday Science: Electron-eek!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Sept. 2 & 3. Science demonstrations and experiments involving electricity.
1 & 3 p.m., AAHOM Legacy Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $12 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [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, & 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat. & 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. both days) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Sunstruck (Sat. 12:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show exploring the sun's composition and comparing its life-cycle with that of other stars.

8 Scoops of Milky Way (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) shows never before seen footage of the solar system.

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

 1:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Dancing in the Streets": Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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This annual festival features dancing to live music on 3 stages as well as a concert stage. Also, kids activities, a performance and lesson by Ann Arbor Morris (1:30 p.m.), and Maypole dancing (2, 4, & 6 p.m.) on Washington. Note: Schedule is tentative; updated schedule at

South Main: Clogging by Sheila Graziano (2 p.m.), a duo of local singer-songwriter Kathy Wieland and guitarist Sara Melton Keller (3 p.m.), local Celtic harpist Carol Kappus & friends (4 p.m.), local husband-and-wife duo of accordionist and pianist Suzanne Camino and fiddler Evan Chambers (5 p.m.), and the Hebrew Day School Kids Klez klezmer band (6 p.m.).

East Washington: Scottish Country Dance with music by Susie Lorand, Josh Burdick, and friends (2 p.m.), a family dance with music by Donna Baird and Janet Goldwasser (3 p.m.), English Country Dance with music by Brad Battey, Susie Lorand, & Josh Burdick (4 p.m.), and a Contra Dance with music by the local trio Hotline Strings (5 p.m.).

North Main: lesson and performance by Middle Eastern and North African dance group Troupe T'Amullat (2 p.m.), a performance and dance lesson by Compañeros de Flamenco (3:15 p.m.), international folk dance lesson with Drake Meadow (4 p.m.), and a belly dance performance and lesson by Unveiled Dance Company (5:15 p.m.).

West Washington: Swing dance lessons & dancing led by Louise Tamres (2-3:15 p.m.), "Fun Mixers" led by Louise Tamres (3:15 p.m.), swing dancing to live music by the II-V-I Orchestra (3:30 & 4:30 p.m.), Hustle line dancing (4:15 p.m.), and, tentatively, swing dancing to live music by the Detroit self-styled "space-age swing band" Planet D Nonet (5:30 p.m.).

1:30-6:30 p.m., Main & Washington. Free. 786-8380, 769-1052.

 1:45, 4:15, & 6:45 p.m. 

"The Trip to Spain": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Winterbottom, 2017). The latest in a series of improvised travelogues starring British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon meditating on the perils of middle age, domesticity, and career as they eat their way through the Spanish countryside.
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]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Cosmogonic Tattoos": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the new exhibit of window installations by U-M art & design professor Jim Cogswell, who drew inspiration from works in the UMMA and U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology permanent collections. Both museums house part of the exhibit.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: School Starts with Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m., Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. (Kerrytown). Free. 769-3115. [map]

 2, 4:30, & 7 p.m. 

"Patti Cake$": Michigan Theater.

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Drama about an aspiring hip-hop MC who's desperate to escape her downtrodden New Jersey home town.
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]

 2 p.m. 

"The Revolutionists": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 25-Sept. 17. David Wolber directs the award-winning and popular young Atlanta-bred playwright Lauren Gunderson's irreverent comedy, a political fantasia set during the French Revolution. At the height of the Reign of Terror, 4 women--feminist playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, Caribbean freedom fighter Marianne Angelle and deposed queen Marie Antoinette--hang out, plot murder and try to beat back extremist insanity in Paris. Stars Diane Hill, Melissa Beckwith, Sara Rose, and K Edmonds.
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]

 3-4 & 4-5 p.m. 

"Strum & Drum": Oz's Music Environment.

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Families invited to get on stage to sing and make music on a variety of instruments. Also, at 4 p.m., a free Kids Open Stage.
3-4 p.m., Oz's, 1920 Packard. $15 per family. 662-8283. [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]

 4 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)., 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: fall indoor location begins Sept. 3.
6-8 p.m., Gretchen's House, 1580 Dhu Varren. Free. Email to confirm. 717-1569. [map]

 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. [map]

 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.-close (usually midnight), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. [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.

Sep. 3: Reading by Marlin Jenkins, a Detroit poet (and U-M creative writing grad) whose poems often come off as fragments of a visionary spiritual autobiography.

Sept. 17: Reading by U-M Bear River Review editor Monica Rico, author of the 2001 chapbook Esperanza.

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

 7-8:30 p.m. 

Quartz Crystal Bowls Blue Sky Sundays: Amy Feger LMT, Reiki Master.

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Float away in a dream state following the playing of an indian made drum, shamanic rattling and your basic cleansing rain stick sounds. Enjoying a pure hour of quartz crystal bowls played by Amy Feger. (The basic 7 chakra tuned bowls.) Check out our meetup: Please, RSVP on the meetup for this is a fairly new Event and we welcome all to come and check it out. Space limited to 25/30 people so please RSVP and claim your spot! Bring a yoga mat or small blanket. If you forget we have some extras...
1945 Pauline Blvd. Suite D Ann Arbor, MI, 1945 pauline Blvd. suite D, Ann Arbor MI. $20. (313)854-8846. [map]

On August 2, 2017, Amy wrote:
Quartz Crystal Bowls Sound Vibration.
Restorative yoga and bowls are every other thursday night and once a month we have a Reiki share as well. This information is also on our meetup listed above.

On August 12, 2017, Amy wrote: Also called Crystal Heart Initiate on meetup. you could also just text to rsvp.

 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Community Sing": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All invited to join this monthly gathering to sing songs from the various branches of American folk music.
7-9 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5. 794-6250. [map]

 7:15 p.m. 

"I Do ... Until I Don't": Michigan Theater.

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(Lake Bell, 2017). An ensemble comedy following three couples trapped in the machinations of a jaded filmmaker looking to prove that marriage should be a seven-year contract with an option to renew.
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]


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: Rob Crozier Jazz Group

Local jazz ensemble led by bassist Crozier. [venue info]

Old Town: Ed Dupas

Local country-folk Americana singer-songwriter whose influences range from Springsteen to Steve Earle. [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]

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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