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Calendar of Events

Friday, September 8, 2017






 
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 7:00 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: SUN SHEN.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Alexis Neuhaus at alexis@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. alexis@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Rummage Sale & Fundraiser: Saline Area Senior Center.

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Saline Area Senior Center Rummage Sale & Fundraiser. Friday, September 8, 8:30am-12:30pm. Come search for treasures at the SASC's first rummage sale! Granny's Attic and Bake Sale proceeds go to the senior center for senior scholarships. Tickets for our 50/50 raffle will be available. The drawing will be held on November 15. You never know what you'll find! Drop off your children at school and come check out the assortment of clothing, fabrics, hand bags, electronics, and crafting items. Tickets for our 50/50 raffle will be available. The drawing will be held on November 15. We still have tables available to sell your items; $10 members, $15 nonmembers. We are located behind Saline Middle School at 7190 N. Maple Rd. Saline, MI 48176. For more information, call 734-429-9274.
Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple Rd, Saline. 734-429-9274. kenyonm@salineschools.org salineseniors.org [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. taubmancollegecommunications@umich.edu http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2017/09/07/exhibition-view-place-shade-selected-projects-charles-correa [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, 19-24 miles, to the Coney Island in Whitmore Lake for a breakfast or early lunch.
9 a.m., Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 476-4944, 996-9461.


 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 

65th Annual Book Sale: AAUW-Ann Arbor Scholarship Fundraiser.

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Sept. 8-10. This community institution, one of the largest book sales in the country, offers CDs, DVDs, sheet music and printed scores, and thousands of books sorted by subject and sold at feeding-frenzy prices starting at $1. Half price on Sept. 9 and $8 a bag or $15 for two bags (bags provided) on Sept. 10. Early bird sale, 8-10 a.m. Sept. 8 ($15 admission).
10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free admission; only cash & checks accepted. (844) 973-6287. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Grand Opening of the A. Alfred Taubman Wing of the Art & Architecture Building: U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Incoming Taubman College Dean Jonathan Massey invites you to join us as we celebrate the opening of the A. Alfred Taubman Wing of the Art and Architecture Building in the University of Michigan's Bicentennial year. The program includes remarks by U-M President Mark Schlissel and former Dean Monica Ponce de Leon, a performance by the University of Michigan Marching Band, and a building open house with refreshments.
The Taubman College building expansion and renovation began in 2009 and is the result of many years of faculty, student, and staff planning. The building addition provides an additional 36,000 square feet to our existing 72,000 square foot facility, and the project includes a renovation of the current building. The building addition was funded by a major gift from the late A. Alfred Taubman, as well as a generous gift from the late King C. Stutzman, additional funds from the U-M Offices of the President, Provost, and Chief Financial Officer, and the support of alumni.
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734-764-1300. taubmancollegecommunications@umich.edu http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2017/09/08/grand-opening-alfred-taubman-wing-art-architecture-building [map]



 Noon  Free! 

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-1 p.m.  Free! 

"(How) Can Aid Help?": U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

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Talk by Cambridge University human geography professor Alice Evans explores the drivers of Vietnam's industrial relations reforms. Bring a bag lunch, if you like.
Noon-1 p.m., 1636 SSWB/International Institute, 1080 South University. Free. 764-0352. [map]


 12:30 p.m. 

"Movies at the Center": Chelsea Senior Center.

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Popcorn provided.

Sept. 1: "Lion" (Garth Davis, 2016). A 30-year-old man sets out to find his lost family who he last saw as a 5-year-old in India.

Sept. 8: "Titanic" (James Cameron, 1997). A free-spirited 1st class passenger falls in love with a poor artist aboard the ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Sept. 15: "The Pianist" (Roman Polanski, 2002). A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Sept. 22: "Moonlight" (Barry Jenkins, 2016). Drama about a young black man who struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough Miami neighborhood.

Oct. & Nov. schedule TBA at chelseaseniors.org.
12:30 p.m. Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free; donations accepted. 475-9242. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 12:30 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. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 1-2:30 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]


 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 rasafestival.org
Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti. Free. gallery@riversidearts.org https://rasafestival.org/


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Changes in Dowry Practices? Insights on Dowry and Its Regulation": U-M Center for South Asian Studies.

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U-M law professor Vikramaditya Khanna discusses why dowry demands have increased in India since its prohibition in 1961.
4-6 p.m., SSWB/International Institute, 1080 South University. Free. 615-4059. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Maker Works' 6th Anniversary & Jewelry Studio Introduction: Maker Works.

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Let's celebrate 6 YEARS of making at Maker Works and introduce our brand new Jewelry Studio!!! We'll have food, drinks, and a pewter casting demo, in which you can make something to take home with you. Please join us and see what's new in the shop! 4pm-8pm
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 734-222-4911. frontdesk@maker-works.com maker-works.com [map]


 4:00 p.m. 

Pawtio Party at Silvio's.

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Silvios Organic Ristorante e Pizzeria is hosting a welcome back party. Friday September 8th 2017 we are welcome all students and their K9 companions back to school with our PAWTIO PARTY beginning at 4pm going till 8pm. We will have Food and Drink Specials all night long including our Cheese and Margharita Pizza for $10.99 and 1.00 off all draft beers!!! COME ALL AND BRING YOUR FURRY FRIENDS!!
Silvios Organic Ristorante e Pizzeria, 715 N. University. Free admission. 7342146666. silviosmanagement@gmail.com www.Silviosorganicpizza.com [map]



 4 p.m. 

Run Woodstock: RF Events.

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An event filled week end but lots of time to mel low and meditate. Entry into any Sat urday morn ing run/​walk event or week end pass gets you entry into all the week end laid back runs, hip pie hikes, music, yoga and non sense! A cel e bra tion of free dom and fit ness: join us as we trip back to a bygone age of nature and love, cen tered around a mantra of miles on beau ti ful trails in Michi gan wilderness.
NEW FOR 2017! Sign up for any Saturday race and you are eligible to participate in the Funky Bus 5k on Friday night! Please see our website for more details!
Friday races include: 100 Mile Ultra & 100k Ultra
Saturday races include: 50 Mile Ultra, 50k Ultra, Marathon, Half Marathon & 5 Mile
Hell Creek Ranch, 10866 Cedar Lake Rd., Pinckney. $44 - $225. (734) 929-9027. info@rfevents.com http://www.runwoodstock.com [map]



 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Cars on the Green": Dixboro Farmers Market.

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Show of restored cars and other vehicles. Dogs on short leashes welcome. Food available.
4-7 p.m., Dixboro Village Green, 4221 Church. Free, but donations accepted. 707-1607. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Building Tomorrow": U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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The University of Michigan presents:
Dean Jonathan Massey kicks off the Taubman College 2017 Fall Lecture Series, welcoming back the Taubman College community and introducing a vision for the college in its next era: Building Tomorrow.
Architect and historian Jonathan Massey is dean and professor at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. In his previous position as dean of architecture at California College of Arts, his primary responsibility was for the vision, leadership, and administration of the CCA Architecture Division, which includes three accredited programs in architecture and interior design. At Syracuse University, he was the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence, where he chaired the Bachelor of Architecture program and the University Senate.
Massey holds undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Princeton University as well as a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA.
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734-764-1300. taubmancollegecommunications@umich.edu http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2017/09/08/fall-2017-kickoff-lecture-dean-jonathan-massey [map]



 6 & 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri., except Sept. 4. All invited to play 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.
6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), 6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 & $7.50 (casual), $10 & $15 (competitive), & $10 (booster draft). 786-3746. [map]


 6 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.

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


 6:30 p.m. 

sold out--"Close Encounters": The Creature Conservancy Fundraiser.

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This event is sold out.
6:30-9:30 p.m., The Creature Conservancy, 4940 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets $150 in advance only at thecreatureconservancy.org. 929-9324. [map]


 6:30-9 p.m. 

First Friday Shabbat: Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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All invited for a dinner, preceded by a brief Shabbat observance with songs, candle lighting, wine and challah, and a short thematic program. Children welcome.
6:30-9 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $10 (family, $25). Reservations required at jewishculturalsociety.org/observances/shabbat. 975-9872. [map]


 7-10 p.m.  Free! 

A2 Jazz Fest.

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Sept. 8 & 9. A 2-day showcase of some of the city's top jazz ensembles, including both veteran and up-and-coming stars. Tonight: the Tristan Cappel Unit, led by multi-instrumentalist and composer (and U-M jazz student) Cappel; the Alexis Lombre Quartet, led by teenage Detroit pianist Lombre; and the Skyline High School Accidental Naturals. Also, saxophonist Tim Haldeman leads an ensemble in Open Water, As a Child, his collection of works that constitute a prayer for those affected by the Flint water crisis. With cellist Jordan Schug, bassist Ben Willis, drummer Jon Taylor, saxophonist and percussionist Dan Bennett, trumpeter and percussionist Justin Walter, and spoken word artist John Goode. The 2nd day of the festival is at LIVE.
7-11 p.m., First Congregational Church 608 E. William. Free. a2jazzfest.com.


 7-10 p.m. 

Annual Barn Dance: Salem Area Historical Society.

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Square dancing to live bluegrass, country, and vintage pop by the local Picks & Sticks Stringband. Cider and doughnuts available. Proceeds used to preserve the nearby Jarvis-Stone School and Dickerson Barn.
7-10 p.m., Three Cedars Farm, Six Mile Rd. at Curtis Rd. north off North Territorial. $5 donation (SAHS members, $3) at the door only. (248) 437-6651.


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown BookFest Reception: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Announcement of the winners of Kerrytown BookFest Cover Contest, open to Michigan high school students, to create a new cover for Caleb Roehrig young adult novel Last Seen Leaving. Also, the grand opening of an AADL exhibit showcasing entries in the contest. In conjunction with the

15th annual Kerrytown BookFest (see 10 Sunday listing). Also, live music by harpist Deborah Gabrion and refreshments.
7-8 p.m., AADL 3rd-floor open area, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meet & Greet: Professional Volunteer Corps.

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The Professional Volunteer Corps holds its monthly meeting, social, and orientation for new members on the second Friday of every month. PVC welcomes singles 25 or older who would like to help out local non-profits and have some fun while you're at it. We schedule 2-3 volunteer opportunities and 2-3 social events each month. Participation is flexible. You are welcome to attend and check us out! Check out our web site for directions or more information.
NEW Center, 1100 North Main St. Free. pvc_a2@email.com a2pvc.org [map]


 7 p.m. 

Tasha Lord: Black Crystal Café.

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Detroit singer-songwriter, best known as the frontwoman for the Detroit acoustic psychedelic band Flutter & Wow. Hors d'oeuvres & beverages. Age 18 & over only.
7:30 p.m., location TBA. $25 in advance only at blackcrystalgroup.com/black-crystal-cafe. 773-3932.


 7 p.m. 

U-M Men's Soccer.

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Aug. 19: Wisconsin-Green Bay. Exhibition. 2 p.m.

Aug. 25: William & Mary. 7 p.m.

Aug. 28: Valparaiso. 7 p.m.

Sept. 1: Cleveland State. 7 p.m.

Sept. 4: Dartmouth. 1 p.m.

Sept. 8: Wisconsin. 7 p.m.

Sept. 17: MSU. 3 p.m.

Sept. 24: Northwestern. 1 p.m.

Sept. 27: Oakland. 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 6: Rutgers. 7 p.m.

Oct. 14: Nebraska-Omaha. 4 p.m.

Oct. 25: Detroit. 7:30 p.m.

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Various times, U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Outlander Ribbon Bookmarks": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to listen to the Outlander soundtrack while making bookmarks inspired by this popular TV series adapted from Diana Gabaldon's time travel novels that begins its 3rd season on Sunday. Materials provided.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Secret Lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Game of Life, Real Housewives Style": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to enjoy an evening of hilarity playing a theatrical variation of this antique parlor game--Milton Bradley himself introduced it in 1860. Participants encouraged to dress up and get in character.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate Branch West Side Room, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 7-10 p.m.  Free! 

"UMMA After Hours": UMMA.

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The museum is open late tonight, with curators discussing the current temporary exhibits. Also, live music by the local Afro-Cuban jazz band Tumbao Bravo. Light refreshments.
7-10 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Yooper Talk: Dialect as Identity in Michigan's Upper Peninsula": Literati Bookstore.

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Grand Valley State University (Allendale) linguistics professor Kathryn Remlinger discusses her new book that draws on 16 years of fieldwork and interviews with 75 lifelong U.P. residents to explore the idea of how a unique Yooper dialect emerged. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"What's the Story with Natural Wine?" w/ Alice Feiring @ Morgan & York.

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Renowned writer and outspoken natural wine advocate Alice Feiring will be hosting a guided wine tasting at Morgan & York as an introduction to the hottest trend in winemaking, natural wines.
Author of critically acclaimed books like "The Battle for Love and Wine," "Naked Wine," and most recently "The Dirty Guide to Wine: Following Flavor from Ground to Glass," Alice Feiring is one of the most clear and comprehensive voices elucidating what is known as the natural wine movement." At it's core is a set of beliefs that wine is best when it's as non-manipulated and unadulterated as possible, allowing the essence of both the grapes and location where they're grown to shine through in the wine.
Come meet Alice and taste the wines which are revolutionize the wine industry on Friday, September 8th, 2017 at Morgan & York. The seminar starts at 7:30, and tickets are $20/person, available online at www.morganandyork.co or in the store.
Morgan & York, 1928 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $20/person. (734) 662-0798. www.morganandyork.co [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Kirtan.

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All invited to join a group performance of this traditional devotional call-and-response music based on Hindu Vaishnava texts and the writings of poet-saints. Accompanied by live music based on rhythmic Indian ragas on bass guitar, tabla, and drums.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill St. Free, but donations accepted. 761-7435. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"What's the Story with Natural Wine?": Morgan & York.

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Journalist and well-known wine writer Alice Feiring leads a tasting highlighting wines that are relatively unaltered.
7:30 p.m., Morgan & York, 1928 Packard. Tickets $20 in advance at morganandyork.co or at the store. 662-0798. [map]


 8-11 p.m. 

Advanced English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Local callers lead dances they learned over the summer to live music. This is the 13th Annual "What We Learned on Our Summer Vacations" program. For experienced dancers.
8-11 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse (off S. State across from the airport). $12 (members, $10). ffuerst@juno.com, (248) 288-4737. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9: University Musical Society.

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Acclaimed jazz piano virtuoso Henry Butler joins veteran trumpeter and bandleader Steven Bernstein and his Hot 9 ensemble in a collaboration described by DownBeat as "a brilliant blend of virtuosity and cheekiness." The group incorporates the hot jazz and blues traditions from Butler's native New Orleans with post-bop, Caribbean, and funk in a repertoire that includes both New Orleans standards and original compositions alike.
Downtown Home & Garden and Bill's Beer Garden, 210 Ashley. Tickets $40 in advance at tickets.ums.org, the Michigan League, & by phone, and (if available) at the door. Standing room only. 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Pauline Martin, David Cooper, & Alexander Kerr: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Former DSO principal hornist Cooper, the new principal hornist for the Berlin Philharmonic, is joined by the acclaimed Detroit-based classical pianist Martin and Indiana University violin professor and Dallas Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Kerr. Tentative program: Franz Strauss' Fantasy on Schubert's Sehnsuchtswaltzer, Oscar Franz's Lied Ohne Worte, Debussy's Violin Sonata, & Brahms' Trio in E-flat. Followed by Q&A.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Ron Coden: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).

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This long-time Detroit favorite performs an eclectic mix of comedy, ballads, show tunes, country standards, and folk. He is accompanied tonight by an ensemble that includes guitarist Ron Blight, bassist Todd McIntish, and drummer Danny Ballas.
8 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. $15 (kids 10 & under, 2 for the price of 1) in advance at greenwoodcoffeehouse.org and at the door. 665-8558. [map]



 8 p.m. 

The Second City: The Ark.

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Sept. 8 & 9. One of the longest-running comedy improv groups in the country, Chicago's popular Second City troupe lampoons contemporary political, cultural, and social events in an evening of short sketches. Its current show, "The Best of The Second City," features improvisations as well as the best sketches and songs from the troupe's 55-year history, made famous by stars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, and others.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $36 (students with ID, $26) in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and (if available) at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Bach/Brahms Project Cycle 2": EMU Music Department.

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EMU piano professor Joel Schoenhals presents the 3rd in a 2-year, 4-concert series of concerts featuring the Bach partitas and Brahms character pieces. Program: Bach's Partita no. 4 and Brahms' Seven Fantasias and Three Intermezzi.
8 p.m., Pease Auditorium, EMU campus, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.



 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.). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 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 a2ct.org/tickets & by phone, and (if available) at the door. 971-2228. [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 theatrenova.org 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.
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:

 

Avalon Cafe & Kitchen: RJ Blues Band

Northville band led by singer-guitarist Robert Johnson that plays blues-rock originals and traditional blues. [venue info]

Blind Pig: The North 41

Chicago funk-rock jam quintet. Opening acts are the high- energy Michigan progressive soul-pop duo Paddlebots and Pajamas, a local pop-rock jam trio. [venue info]

Blue Nile: Louis Johnson

Jazz standards and New Ethiopian jazz by this local pianist and saxophonist. On Saturdays he is joined by bassist Will Austin and other friends TBA. [venue info]

Bona Sera: "Friends with Benefits Dance Party"

Dance Party with a DJ. Proceeds benefit a charity TBA. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Eyes Unclouded & Libby DeCamp

Double bill. Eyes Unclouded is a local multigenerational family band that plays Celtic, folk, and rock tunes. DeCamp is a Romeo (MI) Americana roots music singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Shaun Garth Walker

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

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Finan & Sharon Tse

Singer-songwriter duo. Finan is a Canton singer-songwriter who writes country-tinged folk-pop, and Tse is a young singer-songwriter whose repertoire ranges from confessional folk-pop to jazz-inflected songs. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: SpaceCat

Detroit-area pop dance band. [venue info]

Live: Jive Colossus

Local 9-piece ensemble with a killer horn section fronted by vocalist Shelly Catalan that plays Afro-Caribbean, funk, rock, and blues dance music. 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Steve Nardella Rock 'n' Roll Trio photo by Mark Bialek

Ann Arbor's most passionate and compelling roots-rocker performs fiercely cathartic, blues-drenched reworkings of rock 'n' roll and rockabilly classics and obscure gems, along with some authentic Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker blues. [venue info]

Mash: Syd Burhnam

Bluesy, funky folk-rock by an ensemble led by this the young Brighton singer-songwriter and guitarist Burnham. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Rush Street: Dan Bennett Quintet

Local jazz quintet led by saxophonist Bennett. With saxophonist Tim Haldeman, trumpeter Justin Walter, and others TBA. [venue info]

Session Room: Bill Bynum & Co

Bluegrass-based quartet led by Bynum, an award-winning Downriver singer-songwriter and guitarist whose songs also draw on old-time, early country, gospel, and contemporary folk music. His band includes multi-instrumentalist Drake Lolley, fiddler and vocalist Hessie Mae Hasheian, dobro player Bill Arnold, and bassist Scott Kendall. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Lipso Facto

Local band led by guitarist Michael Lipson, a member of the 60s-80s classic rock cover band Durable [venue info]

 
 


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