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Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 7, 2017

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 8-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Fall Migration in Nichols Arboretum": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Every Thursday, Aug. 31-Oct. 26. All invited to join WAS members for a leaderless hike through the Arb to look for fall warblers and other southbound migrants, many of which are in their first-year plumage.
8-11 a.m., meet in the cul-de-sac at the end of Riverview (off Geddes near the east end of Dow Field). Free.

 8:15 a.m. 

CVT: Better Living Fitness Center.

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This 45-minute, total body class will get your heart rate up while strengthening your muscles in an interval timed format. Perfect for all levels! $20 for walk-ins; included with some Better Living Fitness Center memberships.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $20. (734) 442-2419. [map]

 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Exhibition on View: A Place in the Shade: Selected Projects by Charles Correa": The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Charles Correa (1930-2015) is arguably the most influential architect to have worked in modern India. Born in India and educated in the U.S., Correa earned a B. Arch. at the University of Michigan in 1953 and went on to receive his M.Arch. at MIT.
Over a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Correa's architecture, urban design, planning, and writings inspired generations, adapting the international language of modernism to the Indian context.. This exhibition, organized by Nondita Correa Mehrotra, the director of the Charles Correa Foundation, explores the breadth of his built work, through highlighting thirteen selected projects. Professor Craig Borum designed the exhibition. The exhibition accompanies the inaugural Charles Correa International Lecture, an annual lecture by an emerging architect engaged with global architecture and activism. The lecture will promote cultural understanding through design practice and discourse.
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734-764-1300. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Campus of the Future: Higher Education That Is Life-Long and Life-Wide": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 2017 Kick-Off.

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Talk by U-M political science professor and U-M Program in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics director Mika LaVaque-Manty, author of the recent Playing the Fields of Eton: Equality and Excellence in Modern Meritocracy. Also, a chance to learn about OLLI's 2017 programs.
10 a.m.-noon, WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. 998-9351. [map]

 11 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free! 

Lisette L Montréal Trunk Show: MIX Ann Arbor.

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Lisette L Montréal Trunk Show
MIX Ann Arbor is excited to host a one-day TRUNK SHOW for a truly unique line, showcasing their Fall 2017 designs. Lisette L is a company like no other - loved by our customers for their great fabrics and exceptional fit. During this show if you stop in & try on, MIX will donate to The Women's Center of Southeast Michigan.
Plus a drawing, refreshments and more!
For over a decade Lisette Limoges has been designing women's pants with a purpose: crafting that perfect fit for all women and all body types. The goal was to leave no body behind and she has done just that. Lisette's career in fashion began on the sales side, but she yearned from the outset to do much more.
"The origin of Lisette L Montréal came from my desire to create a fashion line for women where the fit came first. Of course we wanted to make sure we were creating styles that were on-trend, but we wanted pants that fit right", says Limoges. "I believe today we have created a line that
MIX Ann Arbor, 326 S. State Street. Free. 734-369-6559. [map]

 12:10 p.m. 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by area and visiting musicians. Sept. 7: Urban folk duo Jan Krist & Jim Bizer. Sept. 14: Jazz, funk, and blues band the Motorcity3. Sept. 21: Acoustic Eidolon, the acclaimed Boulder-based husband-and-wife duo of cellist Hannah Alkire and Joe Scott, who plays a custom-built double-necked guitar-banjo combination he calls a guitjo. Sept. 28: Veteran local guitarist Jake Reichbart. Also, Sept. 28 only, a coloring activity led by Ann Arbor District Library representatives, who discuss the library's unusual items for check out.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]

 1 p.m  Free! 

Caregiver Support Group: Alzheimer's Association.

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You're invited to join our caregiver support group to learn, talk, and meet with others who are experiencing the challenges of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia firsthand. The group meets every 1st Thursday monthly and is confidential, free, and open to the public.
Glacier Hills Retirement Community, The Manor, Conference Room A, 1200 Earhart Rd. Free. 800-272-3900. [map]

 1 p.m. 

Leadership DELI 4: NEW & ZingTrain.

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For more than 20 years, NEW has strengthened Southeast Michigan's nonprofit economy by providing organizations with resources, training, consultation, and support to improve their sustainability, efficiency, and impact. Starting in 2014, NEW partnered with ZingTrain to bring together ZingTrain's business and leadership training with NEW's nonprofit sector to create a leadership training experience accessible to nonprofits entitled "Leadership DELI - Develop, Elevate, Launch, Innovate."
Join NEW & ZingTrain for Leadership DELI 4, a three month intensive leadership development program!
This program is a good fit for you if:
- You are a leader or emerging leader within your nonprofit organization
- You are interested in developing best practices in leadership for the benefit of your nonprofit organization
Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126. $1000. 7349980160. [map]

 3-7 p.m. 

Farmers Market: Pittsfield Charter Township.

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The Pittsfield Township Farmers Market is a weekly, rain or shine, summer open air Market, managed by Pittsfield Charter Township. Each market features local diverse offerings, including fresh locally grown seasonal produce, chicken and duck eggs, honey, pasture raised meat, artisan bread and cheese, stuffed pasta, cheesecake, pasties, natural personal care products, artisan wares and more. Free activities available for all ages including cooking demos, Ask a Master Gardener, live music, kids crafts, kids scavenger hunts and more. This is a Michigan producer only market. Bridge Card, Double Up Food Bucks and Prescription for Health accepted. Walk, park or ride (AAATA, route 67). Free parking available. Find us on Facebook to stay up to date on weekly activities:
Pittsfield Township Hall, 6201 W. Michigan Avenue. Free events; Pay as you go. 734-822-2121. [map]

 3-8 p.m.  Free! 

RASA Festival Visual Arts Exhibition.

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Rasa is a festival centered on the theme of South Asia to take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the Fall of 2017. This exhibit will partner with that event and display works by artists from South Asia, or works that have been inspired by the subcontinent.
First Friday Opening Reception at Riverside Arts Center Gallery
Rasa Exhibition from 5-8PM
This special evening will include a reception for our artists who explore the theme of "Rasa" and there will be a ritual floor painting demonstration by Meena Khasnabis at 7 pm
-Free Henna Painting
-Special India inspired flavor at Go Ice Cream & Ma Lou's Chicken
-For more info on featured artists and other Rasa Festival events in Ann Arbor and Ypsi, visit
Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti. Free.

 3:45, 7:15, & 9:45 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]

 4 p.m. 

"Become a Yoga Teacher": Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation School RYS200, RYS300.

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Our unique Holistic Teacher Training programs are taught by Certified Yoga Therapist Ema Stefanova E-RYT500. You will perfect techniques, methodology of teaching to various populations, applied yoga philosophy, history, ethics, and more. One Lake Michigan Helath Retreat is included in tuition fee. Candidates must submit application form and register with payment at least ahead of time. Training starts September 7. We look forward to working with you.$195 early bird discount for the RYT200 before August 8.
AIKIDO building, 1904 Federal Blvd. $3,195. [map]

 4 & 7:30 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]

 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Thurs. and Sept. 9 & 16. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows. Rehearsals usually last 1-2 hours. Also, on Sept. 9 & 16 (game days), a Drumline Step Show on the front steps of Revelli Hall (10:30 a.m., 350 E. Hoover).
10:30 a.m. (Sept. 4), 4:45 (all other Mon.-Thurs. dates), 7 a.m. (Sept. 9 & 16 game days), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]

 5 p.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]

 5 p.m. 

Ham & Cheesy Potatoes Dinner: St. Andrew's United Church of Christ.

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5-6:30 p.m., St. Andrew's UCC, 7610 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. $9 (kids ages 5-12, $5; kids age 4 & under, free) at the door. 426-8610. [map]

 5:30 p.m. 

Trampoline Fitness Class - Total Body Jump.

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Enjoy a FUN cardio workout without all the harmful impact on your joints and muscles. This high intensity low impact workout delivers all over muscle tone working every cell in your body. Trampoline fitness is unique in the fact that it detoxes the lymph system through the G-forces of jumping. I addition it strengthens the core like no other workout and improves posture and balance. All this while having fun and torching calories. Classes designed for beginners and fitness enthusiast alike.
Balance bars available on select trampolines.
New Students -$5 for 5 classes
Saturday mornings park on the south side of the studio due to tailgating. Arrive 5 minutes early.
The Mix Studio, 2007 S State Street. $5 for 5 classes. 734-786-1260. [map]

 5:45 p.m. 

"CXpreX": Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Aug. 17, 24, & 31 and Sept. 7. Training rides for those interested in cyclo-cross (CX) bicycle racing. CX races typically involve several laps on a short course of pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills, and obstacles that require the rider to dismount quickly and carry the bike while navigating obstructions. Raffles.
5:45 p.m., Hunt Park (Aug. 17 & 24), corner of Spring & Sunset, and Leslie Park (Aug. 31 & Sept. 7), Leslie Park Cir. off Dhu Varren. $20.

 6-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

ESL Conversation Group: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Mon., Tues.. Wed., & Fri. All levels of English speakers invited for conversation.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch (Mon. except Oct. 9), 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch (Mon. & Tues.), 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy; and 6-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 1-2:30 p.m. (Fri.), AADL Malletts Creek Branch (Fri.), 3090 E. Eisenhower between Stone School & Packard. Free. 327-4555. [map]

 6 p.m. 

Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Challenging Yoga workout that links breath with movement to create a dynamic flow of postures. This class is best suited for those with a strong yoga practice. $20 walk-in; included with some Better Living memberships.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $20. (734) 442-2419. [map]

 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Hunting Ground": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Screening of Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering's 2015 documentary about rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. Followed by a discussion led by U-M Community Scholars Program faculty and students. For adults and teens in grade 9 & up.
6-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Thursdays with Thrivent": Ann Arbor Group - Thrivent Financial.

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Questions about starting out as a family? Retirement Planning? Social Security?
We are hosting a monthly dinner at Paesano Restaurant on Washtenaw Ave to introduce ourselves to the community and answer your questions. The first 10 RSVPs are invited to a casual dinner to get to know us and pick a professional's brain. Come with your questions and an appetite! You're always welcome to bring a friend who you feel may benefit from meeting us.
The First Thursday of the Month at 6:30pm. Please RSVP to reserve a spot. 734-369-3178.
*no products will be sold at this event
Paesano Restaurant and Wine Bar, 3411 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 734-369-3178. [map]

 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"3-D Printing:": Ann Arbor District Library.

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AADL staff show adults and kids in grade 6 & up how to use the Printrbot 3-D printer. Also, "Post-production" (Aug. 10), tips on strategies for cleaning up your print once it is completed, along with a chance to use a delta-style printer" (Aug. 24) and "Scanning" (Sept, 7), a talk by local 3-D printing expert Joe Carr on how to scan an object to create a 3-D model suitable for printing. "Open Lab" on Aug. 31 & Sept. 21
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL secret lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 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. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297, 971-2121. [map]

 6:45-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Transmissions Across the Gap: Cosmogonic Tattoos with Artist Jim Cogswell": UMMA.

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U-M art & design professor Cogswell discusses the current exhibit of his window installations inspired by works in the UMMA and U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology permanent collections. Cogswell is also joined by U-M Kelsey Museum curator Terry Wilfong and U-M art & design professor Franc Nunoo-Quarco in a discussion of the exhibit. Q&A. Followed by a reception U-M Kelsey Museum (434 S. State).
6:45-8 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 7-9 p.m. 

"Climate Change: Issues and Responses": Michigan Friends Center Film Series.

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This six-week film series highlights some of the major contributing factors to global warming and examines actual ways that people may address them as challenges to be overcome. Interspersed with the weekly film selections, we will lead short presentations and/or group discussions about our responses here in the Chelsea area and beyond. Series hosted at Michigan Friends Center and co-sponsored by Transition Town Chelsea. Six Thursdays from September 7 through October 12.
Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Road, Chelsea, MI, 48118, Chelsea. Donation. Donations welcome.. (734)475-1892. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"Extraordinary": Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX.

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(Scotty Curlee, 2017). Drama produced by Liberty University students about a conservative Christian ultra-marathon runner and the strain his sports career puts on his marriage. Followed by a discussion on marriage.
7 p.m., 4100 Carpenter. Cost TBA., 973-8424. [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 p.m.  Free! 

Annual Members Show and Tell: Huron Hills Lapidary & Mineral Society.

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Club members show and discuss choice specimens from summer rockhounding adventures.
7 p.m., West Side United Methodist Church social hall, 900 S. Seventh St. Free. 665-5574. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

David Daley: Literati Bookstore.

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This Salon editor in chief discusses Ratf**cked, his new book about dark money in politics that draws on investigative reports, interviews, and court documents to outline the way Republican legislators and political operatives manipulated the political system through redistricting. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]

 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 


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Every Thurs., Sept.-May. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
7:30-9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. 255-5310. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Seussical": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Sept. 7-10. Denyse Clayton directs local actors in Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Tony-winning musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss stories. When chaos erupts in the Jungle of Nool, it takes the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, and a gaggle of other characters to bring harmony back to the world. The engagingly eclectic score includes pop, gospel, blues, Latin, and R&B tunes. Cast: Rob Roy, Kat David, Eric VanWasshnova, Stacy Buck, Mary Ridder, Keshia Oliver, Jason Matley, Ellen Kettler, Isolte Beal, Kimberly Lock, Aaron Greunke, Brittany Davenport, Lily Gechter, Matthew Praschan, Gabrielle Vuylsteke, Alaina Pellar-Kosbar, Jada Green, Naomi Cotner, Maura Doyle, Kathryn McIntyre, and John Tramp.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $26 (seniors age 60 & over, $23; Thurs., $20; students, $14) in advance at & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 971-2228. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Dead Horses: The Ark.

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Up-and-coming Oshkosh (WI) folk trio, fronted by guitarist Sarah Vos, a singer-songwriter whose engaging coming-of-age story songs are set to music that draws imaginatively on old-time, gospel, and bluegrass idioms.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $15 (students with ID, free). 761-1451. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]

 8 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]

 9:45 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:


Café Verde: Paul Mungar

Local singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Acoustic Ash

Stage name of Utica-based folk singer-songwriter Ash Harris, who cites Tracy Chapman, k.d. lang, and Sarah McLachlan as influences. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Cetan Clawson

Monroe psychedelic blues-rock trio. [venue info]

Mash: Jennifer Westwood & the Handsome Devils photo by Mark Bialek

Self-styled "hill country outlaw swamp music" by this Detroit band led by Westwood, a versatile Detroit Music Award- winning singer-songwriter who formerly fronted the retro outlaw honky-tonk band Waycross Georgia Farmboys. The band's influences range from R.L. Burnside and the Drive-By Truckers to Loretta Lynn and Lucinda Williams. [venue info]

Necto: Kap Slap

Stage name of Jared Lucas, an L.A. electronic dance and pop musician who's known for his mashups. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network"

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer-guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]


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