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Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 10, 2017

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 8:30 a.m. 

37th Annual Gallup Gallop: Ann Arbor Track Club.

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A 5-km run and fitness walk around Gallup Park and a 1-mile run along the Gallup Park bike path. Prizes. T-shirts (guaranteed for advance registrants only).
8:30 a.m. (mile run) & 9 a.m. (5-km run & walk), Gallup Park canoe livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. (west side of Huron Pkwy.). $25 (5-km run & walk) & $10 (1-mile run) in advance at, $30 (5-km run & walk) & $10 (1-mile run) day of race. $5 discounts for runners age 17 & under. 332-9129. [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]

 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)., (937) 875-0808. [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Zukey Lake Tavern Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Fast/moderate-paced 45-mile ride to Zukey Lake Tavern in Pinckney for brunch.
9 a.m., Monument Park Gazebo, downtown Dexter. Free. 476-4944.

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Wildflowers of Late Summer": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Faye Stoner leads a hike to identify field and wetland flowers as well as grasses and sedges.
10 a.m.-noon, Northfield Woods Preserve, E. Northfield Church Rd. just north of Joy Rd., Dexter. Free. 971-6337.

 10 a.m.-3 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]

 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 a.m.  Free! 

Meeting for Worship in the manner of Friends: Michigan Friends Center.

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Under the auspices of Ann Arbor Friends meeting, a Quaker worship group has been meeting in one form or another since the early days of the Friends Lake Community and Michigan Friends Center. John Deikis currently carries on the tradition as coordinator. To join this group, email
Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Road, Chelsea, MI, 48118, Chelsea. Free. (734)475-1892. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Play Days at Elements Preschool: Elements Preschool for Natural Learning.

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Grab your boots and come play at Elements! Check out the monarch butterflies in our wildflower prairie, play in our natural play ground, and explore our cozy preschool.
Elements Preschool for Natural Learning, 5141 Platt Rd. Free. 734-369-3357. [map]

 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

15th Annual Kerrytown BookFest.

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This bustling, lively festival-the largest 1-day book festival in Michigan-celebrates books and bookmaking with a huge variety of demonstrations, talks, panel discussions, signings, displays, and sale tables by local bookstores, booksellers, and publishers.

In the main tent: Presentation of the Community Book Award to Aunt Agatha's owners James and Robin Agnew (10:30 a.m.). Africa Research Foundation for the Safety of Women founder and director Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende moderates a panel discussion on "Women in History" (11 a.m.) with historical fiction and history writers Laurel Huber Davis, Theresa Kaminski, Greer Macallister, and Pamela Toler. Ohio writer Nancy Herriman moderates a panel discussion on "Historical Suspense" (12:15 p.m.) with historical mystery novelists James R. Benn, Anna Lee Huber, and Deanna Raybourn. U-M Zell Writers' Program director Douglas Trevor moderates a discussion on "Literary Leanings" (1:30 p.m.) with novelists Peter Ho Davies and Simon Van Booy. Local poet Zilka Joseph moderates a panel discussion on "Poetic Musings" (4 p.m.) with Michigan poets Robert Fanning, Cindy Hunter Morgan, Keith Taylor, and Z.G. Tomaszewski.

In Kerrytown Concert House: University of Detroit Mercy journalism professor Tom Stanton is joined by Kalamazoo historical mystery writer D.E. Johnson in a discussion of "Terror in the City of Champions" (11 a.m.), Stanton's bestselling book about a white supremacist vigilante organization that menaced Depression-era Detroit. U-M history of medicine professor Howard Markel discusses "The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek" (12:15 p.m.), his new book about the 19th-century physician and his food-manufacturer brother who helped change the course of American medicine, nutrition, wellness, and diet. U-M Afroamerican and African studies professor Stephen Ward discusses "Civil Rights in 1960s Detroit" (1:30 p.m.) and tells the story of the largely unsung but critically important Detroit activists James and Grace Lee Boggs. Detroit writer Drew Philp is joined by Detroit journalist and activist Desiree Cooper in a discussion of "A $500 House in Detroit" (2:45 p.m.), Philp's book about buying a ramshackle house in Detroit as an idealistic young college grad in an attempt to rebuild it and the neighborhood. Washtenaw Literacy representatives discuss how to volunteer with the organization (4 p.m.).

In the Kerrytown Tent: Local storyteller Trudy Bulkley tells rhymes, riddles, and stories as Mother Goose (11 a.m.). "Everyone Loves Dogs" (11:45 a.m.), a discussion of Dogs Are People, Too, cartoonist Dave Coverly's book that compiles the dog cartoons from his nationally syndicated panel, Speed Bump. With Coverly and Bark & Co. representatives Staci Grissom and Morgane Chang. The 3 also discuss BarkPost, Coverly's blog of dog anecdotes and photos. Dry dog or cat food and cat litter donations accepted for the Huron Valley Humane Society. Middle grade writer Ted Sanders discusses "Fantasy and Adventure" (1 p.m.) with memoirist and fiction writer Molly McCaffrey. Local young adult novelist Patrick Flores-Scott moderates the panel discussion "YA Authors from Michigan" (2:15 p.m.) with area young adult writers Erica Chapman, Kristin Bartley Lenz, Heather Meloche, and Darcy Woods. Acclaimed thriller writer (and U-M grad) Elizabeth Heiter moderates a panel discussion on "Page Turning Thrillers" (3:30 p.m.) with thriller writers David Bell, Karen Dionne, and Stephen Mack Jones.
10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Farmers Market and Kerrytown Concert House. Free admission. 669-0451. [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]

 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Laser Regatta": U-M Sailing Club.

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Club members and others race their small, nimble Laser dinghies.
10:30 a.m., Baseline Lake, 8010 Strawberry Lake Rd., left from Mast off North Territorial, Dexter. Free to race or watch. Registration begins at 9 a.m. 426-0920. [map]

 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 

8th Annual Ton-Up Motorcycle & Music Festival: Café Racer.

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Display of motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters, with awards in a variety of different categories. With vendors, food concessions, & raffles. Live music by local bands, including local rock 'n' roller Dan Mulholland's garage-punk quintet The Stomp Rockets, the Detroit psychedelic Americana band Duende, bluegrass-punk band Black Jake & the Carnies, the biker rock band Wild Savages, the roots music garage duo Gruesome Twosome, and local rock group Ypsi Rustle. Also, at noon, the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes skate a roller derby bout with interested festival participants.
ABC Microbrewery, 720 Norris, Ypsilanti. $10 for bike show entries; free for visitors. 879-1201. [map]

 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 9-Oct. 29, and every Wed.-Fri. beginning Sept. 29. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Hayrides, a petting farm, a corn maze, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, face painting, paintball, and other activities available on Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. No pets.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wed.-Fri.), Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Admission: $13.75 (Wed.-Fri.); $17.75 (Sat. & Sun.); babies age 23 months & under, free. 390-9211. [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.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Neighborhood Block Party: Westminster Presbyterian Church.

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All invited to an informal late morning service (11 a.m.), followed by a free picnic lunch, live music, bounce house, and family-friendly activities.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 Scio Church Rd. Free admission., 761-9320. [map]

 11 a.m. 

Rolling Hills Dog Swim: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Rolling Hills County Park is proud to host our 12th Annual Dog Swim, September 9&10, 2017.Get ready for a pup-tacular time as dogs frolic, swim and make new friends at the water park!
We have different time-frames for dogs of various sizes.
Limit 2 dogs/person
Saturday, September 9, 2017
-35 lbs. and under, 10am-10:45am
-35-59 lbs., 11am-11:45am
-60 lbs. or more, 12pm-12:45pm
Sunday, September 10, 2017
-35 lbs. and under, Not available
-35-59 lbs.,11am-11:45am
-60 lbs. or more, 12pm-12:45pm
Questions? Contact Rhonda,
Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $5 per dog. (734)484-9676 x 0. [map]

 11 a.m & noon 

"12th Annual Dog Swim": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Sept. 9 & 10. All dog owners invited to bring their dogs to the water park for a swim. Limit 2 dogs per owner.
10 a.m. (dogs 35 lbs. & under; this swim is on Sat. only), 11 a.m. (dogs 35-59 lbs.), & noon (dogs 60 lbs. & up), Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $5 per dog (owners, free) in advance at 484-9676. [map]

 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Rally Day": Northside Community Church.

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Northside pastor Terry McGinn hosts a rain-or-shine outdoor party following the late morning service, with lunch and live music by a U-M student ensemble.
Northside Community Church, 929 Barton. Free. 662-6351. [map]

 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"The Basic Question: Science or Religion, or Science and Religion?": First United Methodist Church Conversations About Science and Religion.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by several church members, of the 1st chapter of Philip Clayton's Religion and Science: The Basics.
FUMC Calkins Hall, 120 S. State. Free. 662-4536. [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.

 Noon-4 p.m.  Free! 

Sweetwaters Westgate 1 Year Anniversary: Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea.

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Stop by the cafe to celebrate our first birthday in the Westgate District! There will be family fun activities like children story telling, chalk games and live music. You better believe we'll also have FREE samples. What better place to be on a Sunday afternoon?!
This is going to be one big Westgate block party with our neighbors hosting events as well, so celebrate all that is wonderful in the west side of town!
Sweetwaters Westgate, 2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. [map]

 Noon-2:30 p.m. 

Yoga Workshop with Joseph Encinia: Bikram Yoga Ann Arbor.

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Saturday Workshop - $65
Designed to help you see your body and the postures as your teachers do. Learn to see your body in a new way so you can self-correct your alignment and achieve your wellness goals.
Expand your knowledge to lay the foundation for self-awareness. This multi-media, interactive workshop will include photo and live demonstrations, lecture on anatomy and alignment, posture break down, correct demonstrations and more while we help you understand the why and the how of each of the 26 poses. Please bring mat, towel, water and light snack (ie fruit or protein bar)
Open to all students -sign up at studio by phone or in person.
Sunday Intermediate Class - $35
This class offers students techniques for moving into further expressions of new postures and develop new abilities. Perfect whether you are a brand new student or an experienced practitioner. Attending this workshop will give you breakthrough in your practice immediately.
Bikram Yoga Ann Arbor, 3227 Washtenaw Ave.,. $65. 734-975-2922. [map]

 1-6 p.m.  Free! 

44th Anniversary Jamboree: Dawn Farm.

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Bounce houses, hayrides, pony rides, farm tours, face painting, clowns, farm animals, games, and other activities. Also, live music by local singer-songwriters Abigail Stauffer and Spencer Michaud. Silent auction and a sale of gifts. Food available. Proceeds benefit Dawn Farm.
1-6 p.m., Dawn Farm, 6633 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free admission., 485-8725. [map]

 1-5 p.m.  Free! 

Parker Mill Tours: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalists lead tours of the 1870s grist mill that is still fully operational.
1-5 p.m., Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free. 971-6337.

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Shape Note Singing: Ann Arbor Sacred Harp.

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(Note: The June meeting has been moved to a U-M Music School Moore Bldg. (1100 Baits) location TBA.)

All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Songbooks available, but singers encouraged to bring their own.

1-4 p.m., The Ark (except June 10), 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. 678-7549, 663-0262. [map]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Sharon Mills Tours: Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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All invited to tour this park on the River Raisin that features an operational hydroelectric generator, a beautiful multicolored stone house, a wooden mill, and a former winery, plus spots for fishing, canoeing, and picnicking. The tour focuses on Henry Ford's influence.
1-4 p.m., Sharon Mills Park, 5701 Sharon Hollow Rd. (between Pleasant Lake & Sharon Valley rds.), Manchester. Free. 971-6337. [map]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Also, city staffers lead a short nature walk at the end of each workday. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.

Aug. 5: Olson Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Dhu Varren at Pontiac Trail) to remove invasive weeds overrunning it open meadows, and Black Pond Woods Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the Tibbits Ct. entrance, from Brookside east off Pontiac Tr.) to remove Japanese hedge parsley and other invasives.

Aug. 19: Bird Hills Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, Bird Rd. entrance west off Huron River Dr.) Japanese hedge parsley and other invasives.

Aug. 20: Mary Beth Doyle Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the end of Verle Rd. off Platt south of Packard) to help remove bittercress, Canada thistle, and other invasives.

Aug. 26: Bandemer Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking area off Barton Dr.) to help remove exotic weeds from the patch of dry prairie that lines the Border-to-Border Trail in this park along the Huron River.

Sept. 10: Mary Beth Doyle Park (1-4 p.m., meet in the parking lot off the south side of Packard, just east of Cobblestone Farm) to help remove invasive plants during this national day of service to commemorate 9-11.

Sept. 16: Onder Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Brookside west from Pontiac Trail north of Barton Dr.) to remove invasive buckthorn to restore the small oak savanna.

Sept. 17: Redbud Nature Area (1-4 p.m., Meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Parkwood & Jeanne) to remove honeysuckle and other invasive plants.

Sept. 23: Furstenberg (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off Fuller across from Huron High) to remove invasive plants to improve the ecosystem of this 38-acre park.

Sept. 23: Ruthven Nature Area 1-4 p.m., meet at the Gallup Park boat dock parking lot at the corner of Parkway and Geddes) to remove invasive plants threatening the native wildflowers.

Sept. 30: Argo Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot north of the Argo Canoe Livery off Longshore Dr.) to learn how to identify and cut buckthorn and honeysuckle from this 22-acre riverside park.

Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.

 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]

 1-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Sept. 9 & 10. Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live animals. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. This month's featured critters are arachnids. Note: Saturday's program includes a midday "Animal Naptime" break.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM Michigan Nature Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $12 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Youth": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.

1-2 p.m., 4th-floor meeting room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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Sept. 10, 17, & 24. Docent-led tour of the UMMA collection, with themes based on the docent's interests.
1-2 p.m., UMMA, meet at the Museum Store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 1-3 p.m. 

"Monarch Migration Festival": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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All invite to watch the release of tagged monarch butterflies. Also, games and other activities to learn about the its life cycle and the LSNC's role as a waystation for migrating monarchs. Face painting.
1-3 p.m. Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. $8. Preregistration requested. 997-1553. [map]

 1:30-4 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.

 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]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

Joe's Memory Arts Cafe: Alzheimer's Association.

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This collaborative program welcomes individuals with memory loss living in their homes, their care partners, family, and friends. It is a supportive and engaging environment where everyone can interact, have fun, find support, and enjoy a positive experience. This group meets every 2nd Sunday each month and if you have any questions or would like to register, please call Sandy Schmunk at 734-649-6806.
Towsley Health Building, 5361 McAuley Drive. Free. 734-649-6806. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

Mercury Salad Sandwich at Sweetwaters Westgate Anniversary: Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea.

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We're celebrating our 1 Year Anniversary at Westgate and we want YOU to join us in the festivities!
Enjoy the last bit of summer and dive into special $2 Mini Affogatos! These summer delicacies combine ice cream and espresso for the perfect summer snack.
• Crust - a baking company will have FREE pastry samples
• Curves will have free classes all day
• Humane Society of Huron Valley will have adoptable dogs!
• Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor will be outside with games and activities for kids and families
• Pictures Plus will have a sidewalk sale at front of their store
• T.J. Maxx:
-Any guest who brings in a T.J. Maxx receipt can receive 10% off their entire order all day
-From 12-4pm, each guest who spends $5 or more on their order will be entered to win a $25 T.J. Maxx gift card.
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 2503 Jackson Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. 734-827-5116. [map]

 2 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]

 2 p.m. 

U-M Women's Soccer.

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Aug. 7: West Virginia. Exhibition. 1 p.m.

Aug. 11: WMU. Exhibition. 8 p.m.

Aug. 18: Washington. 8 p.m.

Aug. 20: Idaho State. 2 p.m.

Aug. 27: Toledo. 8 p.m.

Sept. 10: Wake Forest. 2 p.m.

Sept. 14: Purdue. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 17: Indiana. 2 p.m.

Sept. 29: Iowa. 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 1: Nebraska. 2 p.m.

Oct. 21: Illinois. 7:30 p.m.

Various times, U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8. 764-0247. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Faculty/Guest Recital": U-M Dance Department.

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Sept. 9-10. . U-M dance professor Amy Chavasse is joined by current and former U-M colleagues to present works blending movement, text, and theater. The evening begins with Chavasse's Emi, Amy and Mimi, the Celebrated Love Partners, and their Bicycle, Emi Nomo, a new trio featuring Chavasse and NYC-based U-M grads Sarah Konner & Austin Selden. It invokes Victorian-era social constraints to imagine 3 characters bound together in ecstatic proximity. deux dogtooth is an improvisational duet for Chavasse and the versatile U-M theater professor Malcolm Tulip as two sisters creating their own reality as they gyrate and groove on the path they forge while re-enacting from the Greek movie Dogtooth. The program concludes with U-M dance professor Tzveta Kassabova's To Scale, an 18-minute duet she performs with Austrian visual artist Heimo Wallner, who laconically describes the piece as "A ladder. A woman. A trumpet. A man."
8 p.m. (Sat.) and 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 763-5461. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"German and European Bears": Saline Area Historical Society.

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SAHS director Janet Swope shows and discusses her teddy bear collection and the history behind some of the bears, including antique Steiff Bears.
2 p.m., Saline District Library Brecon Rm., 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free., 429-5450. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Phragmipediums": Ann Arbor Orchid Society.

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Galway (NY) orchid nursery owner Glen Decker gives a presentation on this type of lady's slipper orchid.
2 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking., 647-7600. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Power Contained: The Art of Authority in Central and West Africa": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of minkisi (Central African "power figure" sculptures) and adornments worn by past kings of Nigeria, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Cameroon.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Preserving the Harvest": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local food blogger Cynthia Hodges presents a lecture-demo on how to can and preserve the bounty of your vegetable garden.
2-4 p.m., AADL Secret Lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 2 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]

 2 & 7 p.m. 

"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan": Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX.

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(Nicholas Meyer, 1982). Director's cut of this sci-fi classic. William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban. This 35th anniversary screening includes an introduction by Shatner.
2 & 7 p.m., 4100 Carpenter. Cost TBA. 973-8424. [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]

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"WOOF! Dog Stories": Ann Arbor District Library.

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AADL storytellers Laura Pershin Raynor and Kayla Coughlin are joined by a Therapaws dog to present a program of stories about dogs.
2-3 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 3-5 p.m. 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a directed drawing activity for adults, exploring different tasks, techniques, and mediums each week.
3-5 p.m., AADL 4th floor meeting room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. 327-8301. [map]

 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Fantastic Fluids": U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. beginning Sept. 9. Hands-on 20-minute family-oriented demo exploring the basics of fluid dynamics. Participants learn how wind creates waves and test the surface tension of different liquids.
11 a.m. (Sat.) & 3 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free. 764-0478. [map]

 3-6 p.m. 

"MiTAI Picnic": Michigan Taiwanese American Organization.

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Taiwanese cuisine, BBQ, soccer games, and more.
3-6 p.m., Olson Park, 1551 DhuVarren (just east of Pontiac Tr.). $10 (kids age 11 & under, $5; members, free) in advance via Chase QuickPay to Reservations available.,, (517) 265-8185, (248) 207-4810. [map]

 3:30 p.m. 

"Tending the Wild Heart: A Weekly Mini-Retreat": Sun Shen.

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You've tasted delicious moments of feeling fulfilled, relaxed and happy. You yearn to live from that place of abundance all the time...but how? In this weekly mini-retreat, you'll immerse in creative arts, journaling, play and community! With the support of the group and a skilled facilitator, you'll learn how to move through challenges from a place of abundance and power, find out what's holding you back and unleash your full potential. Sundays 3:30-5:30 pm (3 weeks on, 1 week off). Try one week free!
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. (734) 707-7477. [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.  Free! 

Kola Owolabi: U-M School of Music.

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This U-M organ professor performs Antonio Correa Braga's Batalha de Sexto Tom, Juan Bautista Cabanilles's Tiento X, Francisco Correa de Arauxo's Tiento 30, Frescobaldi's Toccata Quarta and Capriccio V, Scheidt's Allemande, his own arrangement of Handel's Overture to Rinaldo, Bach's Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr, and Rheinberger's Agitato from Sonata no. 11.
4 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 4-7 p.m. 

"Farm to Table Dinner": Rasa Festival.

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Local chefs Sumi and Swaroop Bhojani host a dinner of cuisine from western India, featuring dishes made with lemon cucumbers grown at White Lotus Farms and a nut dessert called Shahi Tukda ("the royal bite"). Entertainment TBA. In conjunction with the Rasa Festival of Indian culture (see Sept. 1 listing for full schedule of events).
4-7 p.m., White Lotus Farms, 7217 W. Liberty. $50 in advance at 223-5615. [map]

 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Booked for Murder Mystery Book Club.

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All invited to discuss 2 mysteries: Ruth Ware's The Woman in Cabin 10 and Deanna Raybourn's A Curious Beginning. Raybourn is participating in the Kerrytown BookFest (see listing, above).
4:30 p.m., location TBA (likely in Kerrytown to coincide with the BookFest). 769-2149. [map]

 5-7:30 p.m. 

"Reiki Share with Bruce Fagan and Amy Feger": Ann Arbor Reiki Share Meetup & Crystal Bowls Meditation.

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From 5pm to 6:30pm in the Yoga room we are offering a Reiki share that is love offering based. Experienced and non-experienced are welcome. We are open to the many methods used to work with others energy. It is the good intentions and varied array of experiences that we can share with each other at this time to help each other grow. If you have no experience prepare to experience and those with experience we welcome to learn from you.
* Bruce Fagan has been doing energy work for over twenty years, with Nine Reiki Master attunments and the calling of being a Shaman teacher. From Holly MI
* Amy Feger is a Reiki Master, LMT and shaman student of life and works out of Ann Arbor offering Reiki and Massage Therapy.
In the Yoga Room, 1945 pauline Blvd. suite D, Ann Arbor MI. Donation. (313)854-8846. [map]

 5 p.m.  Free! 

Frank Chiou: U-M School of Music.

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Rescheduled from January. This Ohio Wesleyan University piano professor performs all of Chopin's works in B major and B minor.
5 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 5-8 p.m. 

"A Fall Evening": Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County Fundraiser.

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Hors d'oeuvres and dessert catered by the Moveable Feast, cocktails and bourbon by The Last Word bartenders, a live auction, a drawing for a retreat, and live entertainment by local jazz guitarist Hal Davis. Preceded by a wine tasting at 4 p.m. for those with benefactor tickets ($250).
5-8 p.m., 280 Barton North Dr. $150 in advance at 975-0933. [map]

 5:30 p.m. 

"Coloring with Cats": Huron Valley Humane Society.

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All age 12 & up invited to color while interacting with adoptable cats. Snacks, soda, and coloring supplies provided.
5:30-7:30 p.m., Tiny Lions Center, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $10. Preregistration recommended at 661-3575. [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.  Free! 

Night of Worship Christian Concert: Oakwood Church in Saline.

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Join us for an evening of "throwback" Christian Worship songs in honor of Oakwood Church's 20th anniversary. The celebration is free of charge and will begin at 6p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Washtenaw Christian Academy auditorium (on the corner of US-12 and Moon Road).
Washtenaw Christian Academy, 7200 Moon Road, Saline. Free. [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. (Thurs.) & 5 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Beethoven's 9th: Musicians Take a Stand.

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Local musicians perform Beethoven's 9th Symphony, with its rapturous "Ode to Joy" choral finale. Followed by an after party at Zingerman's Greyline (100 N. Ashley) to raise money for 2 groups working with refugees, Freedom House Detroit and the International Rescue Committee.
7 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free., (888) 929-4383. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 for Refugees: Musicians Take A Stand.

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Orchestral and choral musicians from across Michigan will join forces on Sunday, September 10 at 7 p.m. to perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in a free concert at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor. The concert is being staged to raise awareness for two organizations responding to the current refugee crisis: Freedom House Detroit and the International Rescue Committee. Kevin Fitzgerald will conduct the concert and Arianne Abela is the chorus master. The soloists for the symphony's finale are four rising stars in the world of opera: Rebecca Nathanson, Briana Elyse Hunter, Jesse Donner, and Jeff Byrnes. The concert is being presented by Musicians Take A Stand, a nonprofit service organization based in Ann Arbor, which advocates for musicians across the country who wish to bring attention to humanitarian causes. A ticketed Afterglow Party at Zingerman's Greyline will raise funds for Freedom House Detroit and the International Rescue Committee. Visit for more info.
Hill Auditorium, 825 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 888-929-4383. [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 (Mostly) Acoustic Jam"

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An open jam for musicians of all ages & levels of ability to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, & blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. Singers and players of all acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by Ann Arbor veteran musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The 2nd Sunday features a focus song, followed by jamming. The 3rd Sunday is for songwriters to try out new songs and get critiques as desired. The 4th Sunday features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming.
7-9 p.m., U-M Turner Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at 998-9353. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

Sold out--"TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band": The Ark.

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Sold out.
7:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $37-$75. 761-1451. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

The BoDeans: The Ark.

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Straight-ahead guitar-based rock 'n' roll with a country twang by this quartet from Waukesha (WI) led by the distinctively soulful vocals of Kurt Neumann. For a long time they were most widely known for "Closer to Free," the theme song of the 1990s Fox drama Party of Five, but they've gained recognition recently for an appearance in the Netflix show The Ranch. They play a gritty, ebullient brand of heartland pop rooted in that sound of lonesome yearning and bafflement pioneered by Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, and Del Shannon. They have a new CD, Thirteen.
7:30 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $30. 761-1451. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"8 Pointless Minutes: A Long Form Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to form groups to perform an 8-minute improv sketch. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Free (pay-what-you-can for spectators)., (989) 455-4484. [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 Rogel Ballroom (Nov. 19 & Dec. 3 & 17), and Pendleton Ballroom (Dec. 10). $5 ($10 includes lessons). 763-6984. [map]

 8 p.m. 

RFD Boys: The Ark.

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Authentic bluegrass by these longtime local favorites who have appeared in numerous festivals and on the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. Their shows blend top-notch musicianship with funny between-songs dialogue. They have several recordings, including Live and Unrehearsed, a 1994 Ark performance.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $11 at the door only. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

 8:30 p.m. 

Afterglow Party for Musicians Take A Stand: Musicians Take A Stand.

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Following a free community concert of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 at Hill Auditorium, presented by Musicians Take a Stand, join us for an Afterglow Party to raise funds for Freedom House Detroit and the International Rescue Committee.
Featuring cocktails, beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres, and a swinging jazz trio, the Afterglow takes place at the new Zingerman's Greyline Event Space at 100 N. Ashley St., Ann Arbor. Each ticket purchase includes two drinks at the bar (valued at $8 each, cash bar thereafter). Seventy-five percent of each ticket sale is tax-deductible and directly supports Freedom House Detroit and the International Rescue Committee. Afterglow tickets are $75 if purchased before September 1, and $100 thereafter.
Please join us for this special event to meet up with friends, enjoy great music, food and drink, and take a stand with us for the rights of refugees.
Zingerman's Greyline, 100 N Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Donation. $75. 888-929-4383. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: "Songwriters Circle"

All invited to drop in to play their work or just listen. Hosted by veteran singer-songwriter Annie Capps. [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: Weber's Jazz Collective

Jazz originals and standards by different piano-based trios and quartets each show. [venue info]

Old Town: Jo Serrapere

Serrapere is a highly regarded veteran local singer- songwriter known for her spare, haunting ballads and blues and her sinewy, commanding vocals. With guitarist John Devine and bassist Laura Bates. [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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