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Calendar of Events

Friday, September 15, 2017






 
Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 7:00 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: SUN SHEN.

  community member   < less Master Kim Instructs Senior Student

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]



 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.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Crafter's Paradise-Garage Sale: SCRAP Box.

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Join us for our last garage sale of the year!! We will have super discounts on our already inexpensive creative reuse materials!! Come see our huge selection of fabric, notions, scrap-booking supplies, arts & crafts items, greeting cards, seasonal items, and much more!! You don't want to miss the last big sale of the year on creative reuse materials!!
Friday-September 15th (10am-5pm)
Saturday-September 16th (10am-5pm)
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. Free. 734-994-0012. info@scrapbox.org www.scrapbox.org [map]



 10 a.m. 

Writers Unlimited: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less OLLI Study Group

Participants present their creative essays, stories, and novels for constructive criticism and suggestions for improvement. Please bring copies of your work to distribute.
Instructor Joy Rome, who was a senior faculty member in Communications at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, will lead this study group for two hours each Friday from September 15, 2017 through August 31, 2018 (except for November 24 and December 29).
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $75. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Mapping in the Enlightenment": U-M Clements Library.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of historical items that show the connections between the Enlightenment's search for answers to scientific questions and innovative mapping practices, as well as the interest and participation of the general public in these topics. Program begins with a presentation on the library's recently renovated space.
11 a.m.-noon, Clements Library Rm. G060, 909 South University. Free. Preregistration requested at http://conta.cc/2f5tYE0. abhelber@umich.edu, 764-5864.


 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  Free! 

"10 Blocks on the Camino Real": U-M Center for World Performance Studies.

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Sept. 13, 15, & 16 (different locations). The National Theatre of Ghana presents open-air performances of its adaptation of Tennessee Williams' one-act play Camino Real that infuses it with Ghanaian culture. In the original, an American ex-prizefighter named Kilroy arrives in an unnamed South or Central American town and meets a variety of surreal characters from history, myth, and literature over the course of 10 hallucinatory scenes. This production largely retains Williams' text, but refigures the last scene, transforming Don Quixote and Sancho Panza into Okomfo Okokye and Osei-tutu, the founding Ashanti kings of Ghana. In becoming Osei-tutu (the Sancho character), Kilroy accepts the golden stool that denotes kingship and puts on African robes.
Noon (Wed.), Ann Arbor Farmer's Market; noon (Fri.), U-M Diag;, & 11 a.m. (Sat.), Ypsilanti Farmers Market, Depot Town. Free. 936-2777.


 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 p.m.  Free! 

Community Cats Training Class: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Be an advocate for feral cats!
In this FREE class, you will learn why HSHV believes that Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) helps reduce the number of free roaming cats, lowers stray intake and euthanasia and creates better, less hostile environments for our community cats. You'll also learn how you can help -- and we need you! RSVP requested.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Free. marketing@hshv.org http://www.hshv.org/site/PageNavigator/services/Cat_Management.html [map]


 1 p.m. 

Considering African Art: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

  community member   < less OLLI Study Group

Many of our most well-known artists, such as Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani in France, and Klee and Kirschner in Germany drew inspiration from the art and artifacts of Africa.
Come join us for a 2-session exploration of the arts of Africa - the first a slideshow/lecture, the second, a trip to the University of Michigan's Museum of Art (UMMA) to view and discuss their wonderful Africa collection.
This study group will meet for two hours on Friday, September 15 and September 22 and led by instructor Helen Weingarten.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $15. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu http://olli-umich.org/ [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]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Pulitzer Prize Winners from The Michigan Daily: UM Office of Student Publications.

  community member   < less Dan Biddle, Daily editor-in-chief in 1976, one of the Pulitzer Prize-winners featured at our event,

Nine Pulitzer-Prize winning alumni of The Michigan Daily, the University of Michigan's student newspaper, explore media issues in the digital age at a special program of panel discussions, sponsored by the UM's Office of Student Publications in conjunction with Wallace House, home of the Knight-Wallace Fellowships for Journalists & the Livingston Awards. Featured are Eugene Robinson (current chair of Pulitzer Board), Ann Marie Lipinski, Dan Biddle, Stephen Henderson, Amy Harmon, Lisa Pollak, and others.
The award-winning journalists will be joined by other Daily alumni and student staff in discussions of newsroom diversity, sports in the social media era, and alternative career paths for young journalists. The sessions will also include a discussion of how the University's student publications have evolved since the 1950s. The Daily, which began publication in 1890, has played an important role in chronicling 127 of the University's 200-year history.
Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington. Free. 734-418-4115 x 1244. lisapow@umich.edu http://pub.umich.edu/ [map]



 1:30 p.m.  Free! 

Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin: U-M Sustainable Food Systems Initiative.

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These two iconic actors, stars of the Netflix show Grace & Frankie, discuss workers' rights and economic inequality with Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United co-founder Saru Jayaraman.
1:30 p.m., Power Center. Free. finkshap@umich.edu, umsfp.comm@umich.edu.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Muffins-N-Movies": Dexter District Library.

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Movies and refreshments for adults. Sept. 15: Patriots Day, Peter Berg's 2016 drama about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Oct. 20: The Promise, Terry George's 2016 drama, set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, about a love triangle between a brilliant medical student, a sophisticated woman, and a renowned American journalist.
2 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Building the Universe, Piece by Piece": U-M Astronomy Department 2017 Mohler Prize Lecture.

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University of Washington astronomy professor Julianne Delcanton discusses the role of the Hubble Space Telescope in modern space exploration. Preceded at 2 p.m. by a reception.
2:30 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Rm. Free. 764-3440. [map]


 3-8 pm  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/


 3:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Read to the Library Dogs": Chelsea District Library.

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All beginning readers ages 6-11 invited to read one-on-one for 10 minutes to a dog trained to act as if it's listening.
Various times, CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge": Michigan Theater.

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(Marie Noelle, 2016). Lush biopic of the famous physicist and chemist and her struggle for recognition in the male-dominated science community in early 20th century France.
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). [map]


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Fix-It Friday": Maker Works.

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All invited to bring anything that needs fixing-chairs, sweaters, radios, and more. Maker Works members and staff will be on hand to help fix things and offer advice. (Note: Repairs are not guaranteed.)
4-6 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. (off Airport Blvd. north of Ellsworth). Free. 222-4911. [map]


 4:15, 7:15, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Lady Macbeth": Michigan Theater.

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(William Oldroyd, 2016). Sold into marriage, a young 19th-century English woman starts a risky affair with a worker on her husband's estate.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30, 7:30, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Menashe": Michigan Theater.

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(Joshua Z. Weinstein, 2017). Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. Yiddish, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5-10 p.m. 

"Parents' Night Out: Eco Warriors": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Parents invited to leave their kids ages 7-12 to learn how to protect habitats from invasive species and defend wildlife from people, as well as make their own eco warrior costume. Also, a Panera PB&J or turkey sandwich and a late-night popcorn snack. Activities held outdoors as much as possible, so kids should come dressed for the weather.
5-10 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $30 (Members, $25) per child. 997-1533. [map]


 5-9 p.m. 

"Pets & Pajamas Movie Night": Huron Valley Humane Society.

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Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch Madagascar, animated comedy about animals from the Central Park Zoo who find themselves stranded on Madagascar. Also, a chance to interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
5-9 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill (south off Plymouth east of Dixboro). $35 ($15 for each additional sibling). Preregistration required. hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Jackson Walk to End Alzheimer's: Alzheimer's Association.

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Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer'sŪ is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer's awareness in your community. While there is no fee to register, we encourage participants to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. Join us and lead the way to Alzheimer's first survivor. Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease!
Horace Blackman Park, W Michigan Ave & Jackson St., Jackson. Free. 519.999.3004. nbebee@alz.org https://goo.gl/MHP85c



 6 p.m. 

"Ecology Series": Robin Hills Farm.

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Two-hour educational hikes.

Sept. 15 (6 p.m.): "Birding 101, Session 1." Local birder Jessica Adamczyk leads a hike to look for birds. Bring water and binoculars (if you have them).

Sept. 30 (1 p.m.): "Fall Flora." Botanist Mike Penskar leads a hike to identify various plants and discuss their traditional uses.

Oct. 14 (10 a.m.): "Birding 101: Session 2." See above.

Oct. 21 (1 p.m.): "Animal Skulls!" Wildlife biologist Sean Zera shows how to identify animal skulls and leads a hike to look for animal tracks.

Nov. 11 (10 a.m.): "Birding 101: Session 3." See above.

Dec. 9 (10 a.m.): "Birding 101: Session 4." See above.

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Various times, Robin Hills Farm, 20390 M-52, Chelsea. $15 (family, $25) in advance at eventbrite.com. 834-8496. [map]


 6-9:30 p.m. 

22nd Annual Gimme Shelter: Interfaith Hospitality Network of Washtenaw County.

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Strolling dinner with beer & wine and a dessert buffet, along with a wine pull drawing and a silent auction of items donated by local businesses. Entertainment TBA. A benefit for the local family-oriented homeless shelter, Alpha House.
6-9:30 p.m., EMU Student Center Grand Ballroom, 900 Oakwood, Ypsilanti. $65. 822-0220. [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]


 6-10 p.m. 

"Hoe Down": Howard Hanna.

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Square dancing and line dancing to recorded music. Also, a barbecue dinner, drinks, games, raffles, a silent auction, and more. Age 21 & over only. Proceeds benefit C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
6-10 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $25 in advance at Howard Hanna (1898 W. Stadium). 761-6600. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"A Pint in the Museum: In Motion": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Drinks, food, and hands-on activities for adults age 21 & over.
6:30-9:30 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $30 (members, $25). 995-5439. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Friends and Music at Calvary": Calvary Presbyterian Church.

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All adults and teens with special needs invited for singing, dancing, and activities. Caregivers welcome. Food.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2727 Fernwood. Free. Preregistration requested. specialneeds@calvarya2.com, 971-3121. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Fencer": Michigan Theater.

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Drama about a young Estonian fencer who flees the Russian secret police to become a P.E. teacher in small-town Estonia. Estonian & Russian, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Mark Webster Reading Series: U-M English Department.

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Readings by U-M creative writing grad students, including fiction writer Sena Moon and poet Joseph Harms.
7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-6330. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Peter Ho Davies & Derek Palacio: Literati Bookstore.

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These two local writers discuss their novels, which have just been released in paperback. The Fortunes is Davies' sly, funny, and intelligent novel that recasts American history through the lives of Chinese Americans, including a railroad baron's valet, Hollywood's first Chinese movie star, a hate crime victim whose death mobilizes Asian Americans, and a biracial writer visiting China for an adoption. Palacio's debut novel, The Mortifications, tells the story of a Cuban family that's torn apart when the mother takes the two children to Connecticut while the father, motivated by revolutionary ideals, stays behind. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Stephen Shipps: U-M School of Music.

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This U-M violin professor is joined by pianist Mi Eun Kim and cellist Wei Yu in a program of Czech music, including Martinu's Piano Trio no. 2, Smetana's From My Homeland, Janacek's Pohadka, and Dvorak's Piano Trio in F Minor.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

U-M Volleyball.

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Sept. 1: Butler. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 2: New Hampshire. 1 p.m.

Sept. 2: Wisconsin-Green Bay. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 15: North Carolina State. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 17: Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 11 a.m.

Sept. 17: Cincinnati. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 29: Ohio State. 7 p.m.

Sept. 30: Maryland. 7 p.m.

Oct. 7: Minnesota. 7 p.m.

Oct. 27: Iowa. 7 p.m.

Oct. 19: Nebraska. 7 p.m.

Nov 1: Rutgers. 7 p.m.

Nov 10: Northwestern. 7 p.m.

Nov 11: Illinois. 7 p.m.

Nov 15: MSU. 7 p.m.

Nov. 18: Purdue 7 p.m.

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Various times., Cliff Keen Varsity Arena, S. State at Hoover. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). Tickets for MSU, Penn State, & Nebraska matches are all $8. 764-0247.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Cracking the Cosmic Code": University Lowbrow Astronomers.

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Case Western Reserve astronomy professor Stacy McGaugh discusses dark matter and other basic questions in cosmology.
7:30 p.m., G115 Angell Hall. Free. 747-6585. [map]


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Other Side of Impossible: Ordinary People Who Faced Daunting Medical Challenges and Refused to Give Up": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room Book Discussion.

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Crazy Wisdom staff member Deb Flint leads a discussion of journalist Susannah Meadows's book about people using alternative therapies to manage chronic, debilitating autoimmune illnesses.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Andy Beningo: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Sept. 15 & 16. Michigan stand-up comic is known for his observational humor about such matters as Chinese restaurants, life as a college student, and middle school teachers Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $12 reserved seating in advance, $14 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]



 8 p.m. 

Mason Jennings: The Ark.

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Popular Minneapolis pop-folk singer-songwriter whose music blends a variety of influences from punk and hip-hop to country blues and Appalachian balladry to north Indian sarod music and roots reggae. His 2016 album Wild Dark Metal showcases his skills on bass, electric, and acoustic guitar, as well as organ. Tonight he plays with a band. Opening act is Frankie Lee, a Minnesota Americana singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
8 p.m., the Ark, 316 S. Main. $30. 761-1451. [map]



 8 p.m. 

Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).

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Daughter-mother duo of Wainwright, a young pop-folk singer-songwriter with a crystalline voice, and Roche, a long-time member of the Roche Sisters pop-folk vocal harmony trio whose own witty, intimate songs are alternately wry and whimsical. The duo recently released their debut collaboration, Fairytale and Myth, a collection of hauntingly ethereal covers of everything from the Beatles' "For No One" and Loudon Wainwright III's "When I'm at Your House" to the late singer-songwriter Rob Morsberger's title track.
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. 

Tumbao Bravo: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This award-winning local Cuban jazz sextet, led by saxophonist and flutist Paul VornHagen, performs originals that blend authentic Cuban poly-rhythms such as mambo, cha-cha, rhumba, bolero, and danzon, with jazz harmonies. Other band members include conga player Gregory "Greco" Freeman, pianist Brian Di Blassio, bassist Pat Prouty, trumpeter Paul Finkbeiner, and Michael Gutierrez on timbales. The band's latest CD, Casa Versailles, gained national airplay.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. Kerrytownconcerthouse.com, 769-2999. [map]



 8 p.m. 

"Every Brilliant Thing": University Musical Society.

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Sept. 12-17. George Perrin directs this 2013 one-man show about depression, which has garnered praise for its deft blend of serious subject matter with a comic voice. British comedian Jonny Donahoe (who co-authored the play with playwright Duncan Macmillan) plays a nameless narrator who, after his mother's first suicide attempt when he was 7, begins compiling a list of life's greatest pleasures that, as he matures, he realizes is useful for him as well. Before the show, Donahoe distributes to various audience members pieces of paper containing entries from the list that they are later prompted to announce.
7:30 p.m. (Tues.-Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 5 p.m. (Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Tickets $45-$56 in advance at ums.org, the Michigan League, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Mr. B on the B": Stone Chalet Event Center.

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World-renowned local blues pianist Mark "Mr. B" Braun plays blues and boogie woogie on an 1876 Heirloom Steinway Model B. An exuberant, powerful performer whose repertoire includes both boogie-woogie and blues classics and originals in the same mold, Mr. B has performed and recorded with world-class artists such as the late drummer J.C. Heard and Detroit percussionist Roy Brooks. With a guest musician TBA.
8 p.m., Stone Chalet, 1917 Washtenaw. Tickets $10 & $20 (students, $5) in advance at events.stonechalet.com & at the door. 417-7223. [map]


 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. 

"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]


 9:45 p.m. 

"Whose Streets?": Michigan Theater.

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(Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis, 2017). Documentary about how the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown sparked a global movement.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Avalon Cafe & Kitchen: Jay Fry

Local singer-guitarist who plays rock 'n' roll, blues, and folk covers and originals. [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]

Brewed Awakenings Cafe: Alvorada & Friends

Local Brazilian, Latin, and jazz duo Alvorada is joined by musical friends. Every 2nd Friday is "Buenos Duos" night with a guest duo, and every 4th Friday is "World Music Cafe" with other world music performers. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Ben Daniels Band

Artful, dynamic country-inflected rock 'n' roll by this Chelsea quintet led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Daniels, whose influences range from Robert Johnson to Dylan to Jack White. [venue info]

Club Above: House/Techno

DJs TBA. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Shaun Garth Walker

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

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Luti Erbeznik

Waterford singer-songwriter whose music draws on rock, classical, and Yugoslav folk music influences and who sings in a voice that's been compared to Nick Drake. [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: Atomic Radio

Detroit quartet that plays 70s-90s rock and pop favorites. [venue info]

Live: Hoodang

Wry, pungent alt-country by this local ensemble led by singer-songwriter and guitarist David Rossiter that describes its influences as "English murder ballads, hardcore American country music, and careful-you'll-cut- yourself electric blues." With guitarist Dave Keeney, bassist Ralph McKee, and percussionist John Crawford, often along with guest vocalist Sophia Hanifi. The band's latest CD is the superb Blissfield. 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Nobody's Business

Redford blues and blues-rock band. [venue info]

Mash: Reeds 'n' Steel

Acoustic jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by the duo of singer and harmonica player Michael May and guitarist David Roof. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Necto: Raja

Drag show featuring this winner of season 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race. [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: Nadim Azzam

Local pop-rock singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Tim Prosser

A mix of folk and pop covers and originals by this local singer-mandolinist. [venue info]

 
 


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