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Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 17, 2017






 
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 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

Yoga with Cats: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [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.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Event Derby Horse Show: Cobblestone Farms.

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Each horse and rider compete in dressage, stadium jumping, and cross country riding. Concessions.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cobblestone Farms, 5601 Zeeb Rd., Dexter. Free. 369-2633. [map]


 9 a.m. 

Fall Golf Scramble: Ann Arbor Parks Department.

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Each golfer hits every shot from the spot of the best ball of their threesome. Open to all; no handicaps.
9 a.m. shotgun start, Leslie Park Golf Course, 2120 Traver Rd. $150 per team (includes greens fee, continental breakfast, lunch, & prizes). Preregistration required. 794-6245. [map]


 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Just Between Friends Sale.

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Sept. 16 & 17. Sale of maternity items, baby and children's clothes, toys, and baby gear.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $3 admission on Sat.; free admission on Sun. (with many items half price). (423) 304-1037, 649-5353. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Summer Botany at the Doll Farm: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Faye Stoner and Ellen Weatherbee lead a hike through forest and wetland to look for native plants.
10 a.m.-noon, Sylvan Twp. conservation easement. Preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org for further location details; use registration #811006. Free. 971-6337.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

21st Annual Orphan Car Show: Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Collection.

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A display of extremely rare "orphan cars" whose parent companies are long out of business. This year's show features Edsel, Mercury, and Mark II cars. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., cars drive by with narration by several automotive historians. Also, cars, trucks, roadsters, utility vehicles, and motor scooters dating from nearly every decade of the 20th century, as well as choice rarities like propeller-driven amphibious cars. Proceeds benefit the collection.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Riverside Park, Ypsilanti. $6 (kids age 11 & under accompanied by an adult, free). 482-5200.



 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. emailme0617@Yahoo.com www.a2qua.com or www.facebook.com/groups/A2QUA/ [map]


 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Exotic Plant Sale: Michigan Cactus & Succulent Society/Southeast Michigan Bromeliad Society.

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Sept. 16 & 17. Show and sale of bromeliads, cacti, succulents, and air plants. Also, a sale of growing supplies and books, as well as a talk at 1 p.m. on growing bromeliads.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission; metered parking. (248) 380-7359. [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. https://www.facebook.com/events/1885151671749047/ [map]


 10 a.m. 

Radio Control Air Show: Flying PIlgrims.

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This is a show put on to demonstrate the Radio Controlled Airplane hobby to the general public.
The airplanes to be displayed and flown are what referred to as "Giant Scale". This means the model must be at least ╝ the size of the real aircraft and include both turbine jet and propeller driven models. Wingspans over 100 inches are common. Most of the models weigh between 15 and 50 lbs. Engine power ranges from 3 to 12 Hp. These are large models!
The models will fly all day during the show, and perform many aerobatic maneuvers during their flights. At noon flying is suspended for a time so spectators can inspect the airplanes up close and ask questions of the pilots. The models feature all the aspects of the full size aircraft as well, like retractable landing gear, flaps, and "smoke" systems, are common features.
Pilgrim Trail, 1/4mile North of Geddeson Ridge, Canton. $5/Carload. 248-348-1156. jrlane@!wowway.com [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. http://incarnationannarbor.org/ [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.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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

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

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

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

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11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

"32nd Annual Fiesta de España: Paella Throwdown": Zingerman's Deli.

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Sept. 17 & 24 and Oct. 1. Zingerman's Deli chef Rodger Bowser demonstrates how to prepare 3 versions of this popular Valencian dish: chicken/chorizo, seafood, and vegetarian. Also, a dessert table with torta de Santiago (Galecian almond cake), chocolate miguelitos (cream-filled pastry), and tiger nut horchata.
Zingerman's patio, 422 Detroit St. Free. 663-3400. [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. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.


 Noon-5 p.m. 

44th Old West Side Homes Tour: Old West Side Association.

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A popular annual tour of buildings in Ann Arbor's historic Old West Side, an area originally settled by German immigrants and rich in circa-1900 Midwestern architecture. The neighborhood was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. This year's tour features 5 homes and 2 businesses that showcase creative updates of older homes, newer structures designed to be compatible with historic surroundings, and effective use of small spaces. Food available. Free bus transportation between sites. Visitors are asked to remove shoes before entering homes. No cameras, backpacks, babies, or children age 11 & under.
Noon-5 p.m. Tickets & maps $10 (seniors age 65 & older, $8) in advance at Washtenaw Dairy, Argus Farm Stop, Downtown Home & Garden, Norton's Flowers, and Nicola's Books; $12 (seniors, $8) on the day of the tour at Ann Arbor Community of Christ Church (520 W. Jefferson). 945-0229. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Old West Side Homes Tour: Ann Arbor Old West Side Association.

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Ann Arbor Old West Side Homes Tour, September 17, noon-5:00 p.m. Advance tickets $10,can be purchased until 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 16, at Washtenaw Dairy, Argus Farm Stop, Downtown Home & Garden, Nicola's Books and Norton's Flowers & Gifts in Ann Arbor. Day of Tour, $12 tickets sold 11:45-4:30 at The Ann Arbor Community of Christ Church, 520 West Jefferson Street, Ann Arbor. All tickets for seniors 65+ are $8. No children under 12, no shoes, photography or backpacks. Shuttle bus available. Featuring five homes and two businesses on The Old West Side's historic district. It showcases creative and respectful updating of older homes, newer structures designed to be compatible with historic surroundings, effective use of small spaces and adaptive reuse of commercial buildings.
Ann Arbor Community of Christ Church, 520 W. Jefferson St. $10-$12. 734-945-0229. oldwestsidea2.org [map]


 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Bowling Pin Shoot": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to shoot handguns at bowling pins and steel plates. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-4 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $5 per 20-shot round. car64mc1@peoplepc.com, (313) 530-7789. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Pop-Up Makerspace": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Sept. 16 & 17. All invited to try a hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: towers.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $12 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon (between E. Michigan Ave. & Willis Rd.), Saline. $4.50 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 12:30 p.m. 

Rasa Film Festival.

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Screening of waGaH, Supriyo Sen's 2009 short documentary about the evening ritual along the India/Pakistan border, where guards on both sides lower the flags and thousands of people move close to the gate to greet their former neighbors. Screening of other features, documentaries, and shorts TBA. In conjunction with the Rasa Festival (see Sept. 1 listing for full schedule of related events).
12:30 p.m., U-M location TBA. Cost TBA. rasafestival.org, 223-5615. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Chesstastic!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids and adults invited to play chess. Sets provided.
1-4 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 1-7 p.m.  Free! 

5th Annual Ann Arbor Russian Festival: St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church.

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Sept. 16 & 17. Russian food and drinks, including borscht, blini, shashlik (kebab), pirozhki, Russian beer, and more. Live entertainment by the St. Petersburg folk band Moscow Nights, Russian folk singer Anastasia Klimzo, balalaika player Michael Pastukhov, the St. Vladimir Dance Group, and others. Also, a tearoom with Russian sweets, an infused vodka tasting (Sun. 2:30 p.m.), church tours, a sale of Russian souvenirs, and a kids corner with a bounce house, playground, coloring, games, and ice cream.
11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-7 p.m. (Sun.), St. Vladimir Church, 9900 Jackson, Dexter. Free admission. 475-4590, AnnArborRussianFestival.org. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Guided Sculpture Walk: Chelsea District Library.

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Docent-guided 1.5-mile walk to explore sculptures around town. Families and strollers welcome.
1-2:30 p.m., meet in the CDL lobby, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]



 1-2:30 pm.  Free! 

Jon Glaser: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This actor-comic, best known as the splendidly obnoxious councilman Jamm on Parks & Recreation, discusses the art of comedy and the highlights of his own career in it.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL 4th-floor meeting room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 1 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]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Pet Loss Support Group: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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It's never easy to lose a pet, and when you consider them, as we do, a member of the family, the loss can be difficult and extremely sad.
HSHV and Blue Dog Counseling have partnered to provide a support group on preparing for and dealing with the loss of a pet.
Colleen O'Brien, founder of Blue Dog Counseling, is an expert at developing creative therapeutic interventions to support individuals, couples, families, and other groups. Her personal commitment to animal welfare, her own experience as a devoted pet owner, and a passion for supporting people led her to create Blue Dog Counseling. C˘lleen is dedicated to providing a safe, open, and creative space for discussion. A place where you can take time for yourself.
Group is held monthly in the HSHV conference room.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Free. Donations accepted. colleen@bluedogcounseling.com www.hshv.org/events [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.

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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]


 1-2 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.

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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]


 1:30-4 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 rasafestival.org
Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti. Free. gallery@riversidearts.org https://rasafestival.org/


 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.

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


 2-5 p.m. 

9th Annual Harvest Festival: Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation.

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Family-friendly event with old-time craft demos, tours of the farm house & buildings, historic photo & artifact displays, and info about the Pittsfield Historical Society's ongoing efforts to restore and preserve the historic 1832 Sutherland-Wilson farmstead. Also, a petting farm, hayrides, face paintings & balloon animals, an obstacle course, plein air painters, a pumpkin patch ($2-$6 per pumpkin), and a performance by the popular teen folk ensemble Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic (2:15-3 p.m.). Sale of hot dogs, baked goods, and rocking horses, bird feeders, chairs, and other handmade crafts to benefit the Pittsfield Historical Society.
2-5 p.m., Sutherland Wilson Farm Museum, 797 W. Textile Rd. (west of S. State), Pittsfield Twp. $5 (youth ages 3-15, $3; kids age 2 & under, free). 822-2120. [map]



 2 p.m.  Free! 

Dinosaur Tours: U-M Natural History Museum.

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Every Sat. & Sun. 30-minute docent-led tour of the museum's dinosaur exhibits.
2 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. Free, but limited to the first 15 people to sign up for each tour. 764-0478. [map]


 2-3 p.m. 

Fall Programs: Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Sept. 17: "Habitats of the World." Binder Park Zoomobile displays live animals from deserts, rainforests, grasslands, and mountains to show how animals adapt to survive in diverse environments. 2-3 p.m.

Sept. 24: "Fall Mushroom Search." Mushroom expert Phil Tedeschi leads a search for mushrooms and helps participants identify what they have collected. Bring waxed paper and a basket or paper bag. 2-3:30 p.m.

Oct. 1: "Seven Outdoor Skills Everyone Should Know!" Naturalists Meg Gower and Ryan Dibble show adults and kids age 10 & up how to make a shelter and a bed, build a fire, find water, signal, and more. 2-3:30 p.m.

Oct. 15: "Make Your Own Bird or Bat House." Naturalist Jeff Porter helps participants build houses using pre-cut wood. Participants have the choice of 3 house templates and must choose one when registering. Houses include wren ($10), bluebird ($12), or bat ($16). 1-4 p.m.

Oct. 22: "Alligators and Their Kin." Representatives from the Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary (Athens, MI) give a hands-on presentation on the characteristics, abilities, and habitats of various reptiles and amphibians. 1 & 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 29: "Sandhill Crane Tour." Local sandhill crane expert Bill Wells leads an auto tour that goes from the fields of Portage Lake campground, where many cranes spend the day, to the marshes of the Audubon Society's Haehnle Sanctuary, where hundreds of cranes return to roost at dusk. Expect to see large flocks of these magnificent birds at close range. Bring binoculars and cameras. 2 p.m.

Maps for self-guided tours and on-request showings of The Sandhill Crane Story available at the Discovery Center beginning Oct. 8.
Various times, Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot, Bush Rd. (west off Pierce Rd. from I-94 exit 157), Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $11 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.


 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.

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


 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

"28th Annual Apples & Honey": Jewish Community Center.

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All invited to this popular annual afternoon of entertainment, cultural activities, and information about Jewish life in celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The event's title derives from the Rosh Hashanah custom of dipping an apple in honey and saying a prayer for a sweet new year. Outside, under a huge tent, displays from local and national Jewish organizations, a sale of Judaica gift items, and food from various local Jewish organizations, along with Israeli foods to taste and a sale of kosher baked goods from the JCC Early Childhood PTO. Pizza lunch available. Also, apples for tasting and carving, and honey tastings. Children's activities.
2-5 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free; donations accepted. Reservations requested. 971-0990. [map]


 2 & 7 p.m. 

"E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial": Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX.

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(Steven Spielberg, 1982). 35th anniversary screening of this sci-fi classic about a young boy who befriends a creature from outer space. With commentary by Turner Classic Movies hosts.
2 & 7 p.m., 4100 Carpenter. Cost TBA. 973-8424. [map]


 2 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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Gloss: Modeling Beauty": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of photographs of female models and celebrities that were taken for glossy magazines by leading photographers such as Edward Steichen, Philippe Halsman, Helmut Newton, Andy Warhol, and Guy Bourdin.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Iconic Restaurants of Ann Arbor": Washtenaw County Historical Society.

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Local historians Jon Milan and Gail Offen discuss their 2016 book. Signing.
2 p.m., Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson. Free. wchs-500@ameritech.net, 662-9092. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Read-Along Dog": Saline District Library.

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Sept. 17 & 27; Oct. 11, 15, & 25; and Nov. 8. Kids in grades 1-4 invited to read to Vedder and Summer, registered Therapaws reading dogs.
6:30-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 2-3 p.m. (Sun.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [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 theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]


 3 p.m. 

"The Trip to Spain": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Winterbottom, 2017). The latest in a series of improvised travelogues starring British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon meditating on the perils of middle age, domesticity, and career as they eat their way through the Spanish countryside.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Grand Opening: Rotary Centennial Universal Access Playground.

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of this playground at Gallup Park that is appropriate for children of all ages and abilities. Also, speakers, live music, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum activities, animals from Leslie Science & Nature Center, a fishing area for kids, and more.
3-6 p.m., Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller. Free. a2gov.org/UAP. [map]


 3 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]


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Apple Pie Sugar Scrub": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to make an exfoliant using sugar and other ingredients.
3-4 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. 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]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Our Bodies Tell Our Histories: Recovering Land, Live, and Foodways in Native America": Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

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Talk by American Indian Health and Family Services of Southeast Michigan grant program coordinator Shiloh Maples.
3-5 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 Eisenhower. Free. 213-2412, 665-5813. [map]


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"RagaScapes: Autumn Melodies of Hindustani Classical Music Fused with Improvisational World Rhythms": Ann Arbor District Library.

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An evening of improvisations based on a fusion of Indian folk music and world music by an ensemble led by local jazz bassist Dave Sharp. With vocalist North Indian-style Indian classical singer Charu Swaminathan, guitarist Elden Kelly, and percussionist Carolyn Koebel. In conjunction with the Rasa Festival (see September 1 listing).
3-4 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 3:30 & 6 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]


 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. evaneuhaus18@gmail.com evaneuhaus.com [map]



 4 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled--String Preparatory Academy Faculty Recital: U-M School of Music.

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This event has been canceled.
4 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [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). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Dady Mehta: EMU Music Department.

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EMU piano professor emeritus performs 2 solo Mozart pieces--the Fantasie in C Minor and the Sonata in C Minor--and Beethoven's Sonata in C Minor, and he's joined on violin by his son, Ventura Music Festival director Nuvi Mehta, for a performance of Beethoven's Sonata for Piano and Violin in F Major.
4 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.



 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]


 4:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi for Kids: SUN SHEN.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. 734-845-9786. alexis@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5 p.m. 

Darlingside: The Ark.

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Boston-area acoustic folk-rock quartet whose music uses a mix of classical, bluegrass, and rock instrumentation to support enchanting 4-part vocal arrangements that draw on the vocabularies of folk, retro-pop, barbershop, and chamber music. "There are notes of CSNY and Simon & Garfunkel evident, but Darlingside's lyrics are goofier, their harmonies fuller and more joyful, and their instrumentation more adventurous-containing splashes of baroque folk, indie rock and Americana," says No Depression critic Mike Seely in his review of the band's acclaimed 2016 CD, Birds Say. A benefit for the Ark. The evening begins with a catered dinner from Zingerman's. Also, a silent auction and a dessert afterglow.
5 p.m. (music starts at 8 p.m.), the Ark, 316 S. Main. $125-$500 (show & afterglow only, $50). 761-1451. [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

Sunday Evening Rhythm Club: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings (P.O.R.K.).

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During the 1920s and early 1930s, early jazz veteran Jelly Roll Morton and younger modernist Duke Ellington both used this band's 10-piece instrumentation, keeping the free-wheeling rhythm of New Orleans jazz and mixing it with smooth, pre-Swing big-band arranging. PORK offers this early big-band music and many period pop standards by songwriters Irving Berlin and George Gershwin and others, evoking a particularly rich musical era. Pianist James Dapogny and tubaist/trombonist Chris Smith lead this dance-friendly jazz band.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10 ($7 for seniors 65+ and students). 734/663-1202. cdsmith68@gmail.com or jdapogny@umich.edu [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

"A2DC: Artistic Arbor Drink Competition": Ann Arbor Art Center.

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Ten local bartenders make and present an original cocktail using Ann Arbor Distilling Company spirits. A panel of local judges chooses the best, and attendees vote for a fan favorite. Tastings, appetizers, and giveaways.
5-8 p.m., Graduate Hotel, 615 E. Huron. Tickets $30 in advance at goo.gl/9BY9Ua. 994-8004. [map]


 5:30 & 8:15 p.m. 

"The Midwife": Michigan Theater.

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(Martin Provost, 2017). Bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship between a tightly wound midwife and her late father's eccentric ex-mistress. Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve. French, 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]


 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 a2morris@umich.edu to confirm. 717-1569. [map]


 6 p.m. 

Restorative Yin Yoga: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Restorative, and stress relieving to improve your flexibility and help you sleep better. $20 walk in; included with some Better Living Fitness Center memberships.
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. $20. (734) 442-2419. office@betterlivingfitness.com https://betterlivingfitness.com/ [map]



 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fireside Fun": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All invited to sit around a campfire, roast marshmallows, and swap stories. If you like, bring camping chairs and the rest of the s'mores fixings (marshmallows provided).
6:30-8 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m.-close (usually midnight), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Every 1st & 3rd Sun. Readings by featured poets, preceded by a poetry open mike.

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

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

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7-9 p.m. (sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [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: https://www.meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Reiki-Share-Meetup-Crystal-Bowls-Meditations/ 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. amyfegerlmt@gmail.com http://amyfeger.massagetherapy.com/quartz-crystal-bowls-blue-sky-sundays [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:
https://www.meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Reiki-Share-Meetup-Crystal-Bowls-Meditations/ 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 www.Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam/. 998-9353. [map]


 8 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]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Idit Shner: U-M School of Music.

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This Oregon saxophonist premieres commissioned works for soprano and alto saxophonist. With pianist Grace Choi.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Yizhak Schotten: U-M School of Music.

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This U-M viola professor is joined by several other U-M music professors and a student ensemble in performances of Telemann's Partie Polonaise, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no. 6, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach's Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord, Bruch's 5 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, and Borisovsky's arrangement of Prokofiev's 5 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet. With violists Joachim Angster and McKayla Talasek, pianist Katherine Collier, bassist Maximilian Dimoff, cellist Anthony Elliot, and harpshichordist Joseph Gascho.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"SMTD@UMMA Performance: Heart of Tones": U-M School of Music/UMMA.

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U-M music professor Stephen Rush and dance professor Amy Chavasse lead students in an outdoor performance of interactive collaborations between Pauline Oliveros and John Cage. The program is inspired by Random International's LED light- and motion-sensing dynamic sculpture, Swarm Study/II, featured in the current UMMA exhibit Victors for Art: Michigan's Alumni Collectors-Part II: Abstraction.
8 p.m., UMMA front lawn, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395, 615-3204. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Celtic Jam Session

All musicians invited to join a biweekly jam session. 2-4 p.m. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Rob Crozier Jazz Group

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

Old Town: Midwest Territory Band

Local acoustic trio led by blues-oriented vocalist and guitar virtuoso Rollie Tussing. With bassist Serge van der Voo and percussionist Jim Carey. [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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