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Calendar of Events

Friday, June 1, 2018






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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



 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Dressage Shows: Waterloo Hunt Club.

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Competitive equine ballet by skilled horses and riders, highlighted by graceful freestyle routines set to music. Bring your own lawn chairs; no pets. Concessions.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free admission. (908) 326-1155, 426-2088.


 9-11 a.m.  Free! 

Bird Walk: Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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City ornithologist Juliet Berger leads a bird identification walk looking for breeding birds nesting around the Argo Cascades & Argo Bluffs. Bring binoculars, if you have them.
9-11 a.m., meet at Argo Canoe Livery dock, 1055 Longshore Dr. Free. 794-6627. [map]


 9.30 -11 p.m. 

Talking Ear w/Bonzo Terks at Ziggy's.

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Celebrate Ypsi Pride with live, original music by Modern Jazz quintet Talking Ear and experimental Jazz ensemble Bonzo Terks (Chicago) at Ziggy's. Talking Ear - talkingear.net
"Their progressive jazz speaks volumes through the band's live performances and their self-titled debut album, which features eight beautiful tracks draped in smooth vocals, soft pianos, crashing cymbals, rhythmic bass-lines and breakout guitar solos. - The Stratton Setlist
Estar Cohen - Voice
Dan Palmer - Guitar
Ben Maloney - Piano
Aidan Cafferty - Bass
Travis Aukerman - Drums
Bonzo Terks - soundcloud.com/bonzoterks
"AN ENERGETIC AND LIVELY TAKE ON FREE FORM JAZZ. IT HASN'T GONE COMPLETELY INTO EXPERIMENTAL NOISE PSYCHOLOGY STUDY. IT STILL LINGERS IN JAM MODE."
Danny Van Duerm - Organ, Piano
Dan Clark - Drums & Cymbals
Luc Parcell - Electric Bass
Keenan Foley - Saxes & Clarinets
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Cover charge (if any) TBA.. (734) 221-3961. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, Slow-paced rides, 20 miles or more, to Dexter and beyond. Breakfast at Riverview Café in Dexter.
10 a.m., Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 476-4944.


 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

"In the Garden - Pottery Inspired by Nature": Yourist Studio Gallery.

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To welcome spring we are filling our gallery with a bounty of practical and artful ceramic ware for your garden. Yourist resident artists and selected students have been busily producing an abundance of garden-related pieces to adorn your garden. It's the perfect opportunity to get ready for summer and also to find a memorable gift for Mother's Day. From bird baths, feeders, and houses to garden gems, luminaria, planters, vases, wind chimes, and even toad houses, you'll find a selection of charming ceramic pieces to enliven your garden this year.
Come join us in our garden of earthy delights and let's get growing!
Opening Reception
Friday, May 4
5:00 to 8:00 pm
And the celebration continues on Saturday, May 5, from 10 am-6 pm. The show runs through June 18.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. kay@youristpottery.com http://www.youristpottery.com/ [map]



 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Get ripped and have fun doing it! Come for a great workout or supplement your aerial training with this all levels conditioning class, which focuses on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for. Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Playgroups for Babies: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tue. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Story Time on the Terrace": Dexter District Library.

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Kids age 5 & under, accompanied by a caregiver, invited for an outdoor program of stories, songs, and movement. Refreshments. Rain date: June 8.
11 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 Time TBA  Free! 

"River Hop 2018"

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June 1-3. This festival in the "River District" north of the Broadway Bridge features history walks, garden tours, garage sales, nature walks, and more. Also, "Pedal the Pond" (June 2, 3 p.m.), a kid-centric slow bike ride around Argo Pond, with prizes for bikers in various categories.
Times TBA, River District neighborhood. Free. Riverhop.org.


 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]


 2:45 & 10:15 p.m. 

"Tully": State Theatre.

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(Jason Reitman, 2018). Diablo Cody-penned comedy about an overwhelmed suburban mother of 3 (Charlize Theron) who forms an unexpected bond with the nanny hired for her by her wealthy brother.
State Theatre. 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.


 3 p.m. 

"Pope Francis: A Man of His Word": Michigan Theater.

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(Wim Wenders, 2018). Documentary about Pope Francis's work on social and environmental reform.
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. 

"Isle of Dogs": State Theatre.

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(Wes Anderson, 2018). Stop-motion animated comedy set in near-future Japan about a boy searching for his lost dog.
State Theatre. 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.


 3:15 p.m. 

"A Quiet Place": State Theatre.

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Tense post-apocalyptic horror film about a family forced to live in silence to avoid monsters with sensitive hearing. John Krasinski, Emily Blunt.
State Theatre. 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.


 3:30 p.m. 

"The Death of Stalin": Michigan Theater.

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(Armando Iannucci, 2017). Satire depicting the frantic power struggle that ensued after Stalin's death. Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buschemi.
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. 

"The Gardener": Michigan Theater.

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(Sébastien Chabot, 2016). Documentary about influential gardener Frank Cabot's personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his 20-acre English-style garden in Quebec.
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 & 9:30 p.m. 

"RBG": Michigan Theater.

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(Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018). Documentary on the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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]


 5-8 p.m. 

"First Friday at the Farm": Domino's Petting Farm.

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The petting farm is open late tonight with food trucks, kids activities, and games.
5-8 p.m., Domino's Petting Farm, 3001 Earhart Rd. (north off Plymouth). $6 regular admission (kids age 23 months & under, free). 998-0182. [map]


 5:30-8 p.m. 

Ice Cream Social: Pittsfield Elementary School.

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Face painting, a cake walk, and carnival games, including an inflatable "Radar Pitch Arena," "World Cup Soccer," a maze runner, and others. Pizza, beverages, & ice cream available. Raffles & silent auction.
Pittsfield Elementary School, 2543 Pittsfield Blvd. Free admission (charge for food & games). 997-1218. [map]


 5:30-8 p.m. 

Ice Cream Social: Abbot Elementary School.

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All invited for high-tech and competitive games. Also, face painting, glitter tattoos, water games, a cakewalk, carnival games, and a raffle. Ice cream, pizza, fruit, chips, and drinks available.
Abbot Elementary, 2670 Sequoia Pkwy. Free admission (nominal charge for food & games). 994-1901. [map]


 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Ice Cream Social: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School.

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Ice cream, pizza, prizes, music, & more.
St. Francis, 2270 E. Stadium. Free admission (charge for food and games). 821-2200. [map]


 5:30-7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Fiddlers on the Roof": Zingerman's Delicatessen.

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All invited to go up to the deli roof to hear a performance by the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic, a renowned touring student ensemble that plays bluegrass and high-energy American folk.
5:30-7:15 p.m., Zingerman's, 422 Detroit St. Free admission (buy your own dinner); reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 5:45-10 p.m. 

Cinetopia International Film Festival.

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May 31-June 10. This 7th annual Michigan Theater film festival features dozens of films-many of which are Michigan premieres-screened over 11 days at 3 local venues (Michigan Theater, State Theater, and outdoors on Maynard). The festival also includes several Detroit venues (see cinetopiafestival.org for info about screenings in Detroit). The films include narrative feature-length films and documentaries that recently premiered at international festivals such as Sundance and Berlin. Tickets $15 (Michigan Theater members, $12; 4-pack, $45; festival passes, $50-$175) in advance at cinetopiafestival.org and the Michigan Theater, and at the door.

May 31:

At the Michigan Theater: "Eighth Grade" (Bo Burnham, 2018). Comedy about a 13-year-old who's more comfortable in the virtual world of her YouTube videos than she is in real life. Director is in attendance. 8 p.m.

June 1:

At the Michigan Theater: "Hal" (Amy Scott, 2018). Documentary about 1970s filmmaker Hal Ashby. 5:45 p.m. "Madeline's Madeline" (Josephine Decker, 2018). The lines between performance and reality blur for a teen dedicated to theater. Miranda July. 8:30 p.m. "A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night" (Qasim Basir, 2018). Dreamlike drama about a romantic spark between 2 strangers in L.A. on the night of the 2016 presidential election. 9 p.m.

At the State Theater: "This Is Home" (Alexandra Shiva, 2018). Documentary about Syrian refugees attempting to settle in Baltimore in 2016. 5:45 p.m. "Under the Tree" (Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurosson, 2017). Absurd comedy about tensions between neighboring families in a sleepy suburb. Icelandic, subtitles. 5:45 p.m. "Three Identical Strangers" (Tim Wardle, 2018). Gripping documentary about triplets separated at birth. 6 p.m. "Nico, 1988" (Susanna Nicchiarelli, 2017). Biopic about the last days of the former Velvet Underground singer. English, German, & Czech; subtitles. 6:15 p.m. "White Rabbit" (Daryl Wein, 2018). Comic drama about a Korean-born L.A. performance artist. 8 p.m. "The Guilty" (Gustav Möller, 2018). Thriller about a police officer who gets an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. Danish, subtitles. 8:15 p.m. "Butterflies" (Tolga Karaçelik, 2018). Dark comedy about long-separated siblings getting reacquainted on a road trip back to their home village. Turkish, subtitles. 8:45 p.m. "Never Goin' Back" (Augustine Frizzell, 2018). Comedy about teens in suburban Dallas trying to get money for a beach trip after a stint in juvenile detention. 9 p.m.

Outdoors on Maynard: "The Princess Bride" (Rob Reiner, 1987). Tongue-in-cheek fairy tale classic. FREE, 8 p.m.

June 2:

At the Michigan Theater: "Best of the Fest: Children's Film Festival Seattle 2018." Family-friendly shorts. FREE, 12:05 p.m. "Anote's Ark" (Matthieu Rytz, 2018). Documentary about the ways the low-lying Pacific nation Kiribati is navigating climate change. 12:30 p.m. "Scaffolding" (Matan Yair, 2017). A special-needs high schooler's dedication to his father is tested by his close relationship with his literature teacher. Hebrew, subtitles. 3 p.m. "Under the Tree." See June 1 listing. 6:30 p.m. "Three Identical Strangers." See June 1 listing. 3:30 p.m. "Woman Walks Ahead" (Susanna White, 2017). Biopic about Catherine Weldon, an artist who traveled from NYC to the Dakota Territory to meet Sitting Bull. Jessica Chastain. 6:45 p.m. "Relaxer" (Joel Potrykus, 2018). Comic thriller about a guy trying to beat a video game challenge while surviving without food and water. 9:30 p.m.

At the State Theater: "The Great Buddha+" (Hsin-yao Huang, 2017). A night security guard and his friend watch dash-camera footage of the guard's rich boss, eventually seeing something they shouldn't have. Minnan, subtitles. 1 p.m. "The Guilty." See June 1 listing. 1:15 p.m. "Supa Modo" (Likarion Wainaina, 2018). A terminally ill 9-year-old dreams of being a superhero. Swahili & Kikuyu, subtitles. 3:15 p.m. "Butterflies." See June 1 listing. 3:30 p.m. "Nico, 1988." See June 1 listing. 3:45 p.m. "We the Animals" (Jeremiah Zagar, 2018). The youngest of 3 brothers becomes increasingly invested in an imaginary world in an effort to escape his parents' volatility. 3:45 p.m. "Angels Wear White" (Vivian Qu, 2017). A teen working a motel night shift witnesses an assault on 2 schoolgirls. Chinese, subtitles. 6:15 p.m. "306 Hollywood" (Elan & Jonathan Bogarin, 2018). Documentary about the filmmakers' excavation of their deceased grandma's home. 6:45 p.m. "The Big House" (multiple directors, 2017). Documentary about Michigan Stadium. 7 p.m. "Savage Youth" (Michael Curtis Johnson, 2018). Comic thriller based on true events about 6 youths struggling to make their mark. 7:15 p.m. "Night Is Short, Walk on Girl" (Masaaki Yuasa, 2017). Anime about a young woman who drinks her way through Kyoto. Japanese, subtitles. 9:45 p.m.

June 3:

At the Michigan Theater: "The Legacies Project." Screening of short films made by area high school and college students based on their interviews with local senior citizens. FREE, 12:15 p.m. "Supa Modo." See June 2 listing. 12:45 p.m. "Soufra" (Thomas Morgan, 2018). Documentary about a Palestinian woman who starts a catering business in a refugee camp near Beirut. Arabic, subtitles. 3:45 p.m. "Hearts Beat Loud" (Brett Haley, 2017). A single dad preparing to send his daughter to college encourages her to start a band with him. Nick Offerman. 4 p.m. "Ray Meets Helen" (Alan Rudolph, 2018). Romantic drama about 2 middle-age strangers who happen into large sums of money and a relationship with each other.

At the State Theater: "Angels Wear White." See June 2 listing. 12:15 p.m. "Butterflies." See June 1 listing. 12:30 p.m. "306 Hollywood." See June 2 listing. 1 p.m. "White Rabbit." See June 1 listing. 1:15 p.m. "Woman Walks Ahead." See June 2 listing. 3:30 p.m. "Three Identical Strangers." See June 1 listing. 3:45 p.m. "The Great Buddha+." See June 2 listing. 4 p.m. "Savage Youth." See June 2 listing. 5 p.m.

June 4:

At the Michigan Theater: "306 Hollywood." See June 2 listing. 4:30 p.m. "Remember My Name" (Alan Rudolph, 1978). A young woman just released from prison stalks a married construction worker for no apparent reason. Geraldine Chaplin, Anthony Perkins. 7 p.m. "Madeline's Madeline." See June 1 listing. 8 p.m. "Choose Me" (Alan Rudolph, 1984). An L.A. talk radio host gives romantic counseling while dealing with unresolved issues in her own love life. 9 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Night Is Short, Walk on Girl." See June 2 listing. 7:45 p.m.

June 5:

At the Michigan Theater: "The Moderns" (Alan Rudolph, 1988). A struggling painter in 1926 Paris agrees to forge masterpieces for a wealthy divorcee while pining for a jealous man's wife. 8:15 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Angels Wear White." See June 2 listing. 4 p.m. "We the Animals." See June 2 listing. 7 p.m. "The Great Buddha+." See June 2 listing. 9:30 p.m.

June 6:

At the Michigan Theater: "Of Love and Law" (Hikaru Toda, 2017). U.S. premiere of this documentary about the 1st law firm in Japan set up by an openly gay couple. Japanese, subtitles. "White Rabbit." See June 1 listing. 9:30 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Under the Tree." See June 1 listing. 4:15 p.m. "Scaffolding." See June 2 listing. 9:15 p.m.

June 7:

At the Michigan Theater: "Soufra." See June 3 listing. 4 p.m. "Bisbee '17" (Robert Greene, 2018). Documentary about citizens of an old Arizona copper-mining town preparing to commemorate the Bisbee Deportation of 1917, when 1,200 striking miners were taken to the middle of the desert and left to die. 7:15 p.m. "Relaxer." See June 2 listing. 10 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Of Love and Law." See June 6 listing. 4:15 p.m. "Nico, 1988." See June 1 listing. 7 p.m.

June 8:

At the Michigan Theater: "Quiet Heroes" (Jenny Mackenzie, Jared Ruga, & Amanda Stoddard; 2018). Documentary about the only 2 medical professionals in Utah willing to treat AIDS patients in the early 1980s. 1:30 p.m. "Thirst for Justice" (Leana Hosea, 2018). Documentary about women from Flint and Sanders (AZ) fighting for clean water in their hometowns and at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. 4 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Bisbee '17." See June 7 listing. 4:15 p.m. "Angels Wear White." See June 2 listing. 7:15 p.m.

June 9:

At the Michigan Theater: "This Is Home." See June 1 listing. 2 p.m. "Bisbee '17." See June 7 listing. 4:45 p.m. "The Last Race" (Michael Dweck, 2018). Documentary about the last stock car racetrack on Long Island, situated on a piece of undeveloped land worth millions. 7:30 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Hal." See June 1 listing. 2:30 p.m. "Butterflies." See June 1 listing. 4:30 p.m. "Savage Youth." See June 2 listing. 7:15 p.m.

June 10:

At the Michigan Theater: "The Big House." See June 2 listing. 1 p.m. "Of Love and Law." See June 6 listing. 5:15 p.m. "Blindspotting" (Carlos López Estrada, 2018). When an ex-con misses curfew in the final days of his probation, his life spirals out of control. 8 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Quiet Heroes." See June 8 listing. 1:15 p.m. "The Guilty." See June 1 listing. 3:45 p.m. "Bisbee '17." See June 7 listing. 6:30 p.m.

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Michigan & State Theaters (except as noted). Tickets $15 (Michigan Theater members, $12; 4-pack, $45; festival passes, $50-$175) in advance at cinetopiafestival.org and the Michigan Theater, and at the door. [map]


 6 p.m. 

AFC Ann Arbor vs. Grand Rapids.

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The local professional soccer team plays this National Premier Soccer League Great Lakes West Conference rival for the 7th time. The June home schedule also includes league matches against Milwaukee Torrent (June 8), Kalamazoo FC (June 15), and FC Columbus (June 29), all 3 at 7 p.m. at Skyline High School (2552 N. Maple).
6 p.m., EMU Scicluna Field, 150 Westview (off Huron River Dr. just east of Hewitt), Ypsilanti. $8 (kids, $5) at afcannarbor.com and at the gate. Group discounts available. 408-1627. [map]


 6 & 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to play in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive; Fri., 6:30 p.m., casual), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), and booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m., competitive) decks. Bring your own cards for casual tournaments. Also, the 2-person card game Netrunner (free) at 6 p.m. on Mondays.
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]


 6-8 p.m. 

"Grilled & Smoked Cheeses": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer taste samples of several different smoked & grilled cheeses paired with a variety of alcoholic beverages. Bread and additional accompaniments provided.
6-8 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 6:30-9 p.m. 

First Friday Shabbat: Ann Arbor Jewish Cultural Society.

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


 6:30 p.m. 

"Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami": Michigan Theater.

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(Sophie Fiennes, 2018). Biopic of the iconic singer and social activist.
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! 

Annual Dance Concert: Community School of Ballet.

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CSB students perform excerpts from the syllabus of London's Royal Academy of Dance.
7 p.m., Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple. Free. 996-8515. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Dances of Universal Peace (Sufi Dancing).

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All invited to join in song, chant, and circle dances in joyous affirmation of the unity of the world's spiritual traditions.
7-9 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill. $5 requested donation. 663-2037. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Darrin James Band: Ravine Records.

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Darrin James performs his original songs that combine his soulful and gravelly voice, witty and thought provoking lyrics and a gritty blues-inflected folk-rock sensibility.
Ann Arbor Distilling Do., 220 Felch St. Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Free. 248-767-5563. darrinjamesband@gmail.com www.darrinjames.com [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Pass the Hat Presents: Inside the Rainbow: Hosted by Riverside Arts Center.

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Pass the Hat presents Inside the Rainbow, an hour of story and song celebrating LBGTQ Pride Month. The show features Emilio Rodriguez, with excerpts from his award winning play, "Spin," Jessica Feathers, singer-song writer and Jill Halpern, storyteller, educator and writer. They will delight, inspire and amaze. Inside the Rainbow is hosted by the Riverside Arts Center and overlaps with the Opening of their June Exhibit, LBGTQ Pride Month (6pm to 10pm). There will be an open mic following the performance.
Riverside Arts Center: Off Center Gallery, 64 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-223-7157. passthehatpromo@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/PTHPromo/ [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

"All Childish Things": Roustabout Theatre Troupe.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., May 31-June 17 (except June 3 & 14). Joseph Zettelmaier directs local actors in his newly revised 2006 comedy about 4 Star Wars fans who scheme to heist a fortune in movie memorabilia.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Milan High School Performing Arts Center, 200 Big Red Dr., Milan. Tickets $26 (students, $15) in advance at roustabout.brownpapertickets.com & at the door. 681-0112. [map]



 8 p.m. 

Al Bettis: The Ark.

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Detroit-born acoustic soul singer-songwriter who opened for Valerie June at the Ark last summer.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Frank Roche: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Animated observational comic with a distinctive point of view who mixes celebrity impressions into his act. 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. 

"Best F[r]iends: Volume Two": Fathom Events.

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June 1 & 4. (Justin McGregor, 2018). Second half of a 2-part dark comedy about a lonely mortician who is sucked into a wild misadventure when he teams up with a young drifter. Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero.
8 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) and Ann Arbor 20 (3100 Carpenter, June 1 only). $12. 623-7469 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Breaking (the) News": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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The League of Pointless Improvisers performs comedic improv inspired by today's news headlines as well as "water form," Pointless's own long-form improv style. The program begins with a set by a guest improv troupe TBA.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"If I Forget": Redbud Productions.

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May 31-June 2. Loretta Grimes directs local actors in the Midwest premiere of Steven Levenson's 2017 Off-Broadway comic drama set in Washington, D.C., in 2000. A liberal Jewish studies professor reunites with his 2 sisters to celebrate their father's birthday, where they clash over everything from the professor's controversial new book to the pressures of caring for an ailing parent. "If I Forget succeeds both as a thoughtful family drama filled with wit and as a compelling dissection of the world we live in," says an Entertainment Weekly review. Cast: Dave Barker, Melissa Stewart, Susan Todoroff, Tim Grimes, Brian Hayes, Chris Krenz, and Jennie Ross.
8 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20 (front row café seating, $75 for 3 seats; students, $15) in advance at kerrytownconcerthouse.com & by phone. 769-2999. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Mrs. Fifty Bakes a Pie": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., June 1-24. Daniel C. Walker directs the world premiere of Detroit playwright Linda Ramsay-Detherage's revenge comedy about a middle-aged 1960s housewife stuck in an abusive marriage who creates an alter-ego named Mrs. Fifty after she stumbles into a dominatrix's session. Stars Sarah Burcon, Jeannine Thompson, and Patrick O'Lear.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets are $20 or pay what you can afford, in advance at theatrenova.org and (if available) at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



 9 p.m.  Free! 

Karaoke: Bel-Mark Lanes.

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Bel-Mark Lanes, 3530 Jackson Road. Free. No cover charge.. 734-994-8433. ladyofthelanes@belmarklanes.com belmarklanes.com [map]



 9 p.m.-midnight 

"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., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). 417-9857. [map]


 9:45 p.m. 

"How to Talk to Girls at Parties": State Theatre.

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(John Cameron Mitchell, 2018). Quirky comedy about aliens who come to London in the 1970s and pose as punk-obsessed teens.
State Theatre. 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Avalon Cafe & Kitchen: Neal Anderson

Local jazz trumpeter. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Chuck Ragan

Veteran northern California postpunk rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter. Openers; Nick Ciolino, a Hamtramck postpunk rock 'n' roll one-man-band, and Timmy Reynolds, a Redford alt-country singer-songwriter. $15. [venue info]

Bona Sera: "Ypsi Pride."

Dance party. [venue info]

Café Verde: Maggie Hasspacher

Detroit singer-songwriter and acoustic bassist whose music draws on classical, jazz, and folk idioms. [venue info]

Club Above: "Indie Rock Night."

With bands 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: Phil McMillion

Veteran local folk-rock singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Fusion

Top 40 dance band. [venue info]

Live: FUBAR FUBAR

6-piece band led by guitarist Randy Tessier and featuring vocalist Sophia Hanifi. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of originals by Hanifi and Tessier and covers of everyone from the Yardbirds, the Byrds, and Dylan to the Foundations' 1968 hit "Build Me Up Buttercup" and priceless obscurities like Love's "Alone Again Or." 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds

Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May. [venue info]

Mash: Rick Straub

Acoustic covers of singer-songwriter pop-folk and folk-rock by this Northville singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Chirp

Local jazz-inflected progressive funk-rock quartet. Opener: Andrew Brown Family Band, the versatile Americana duo of Appleseed Collective singer-songwriter & guitarist Brown and his father, pianist Doug Brown. [venue info]

Tap Room: "First Friday."

With the local neo-soul-tinged jazz/hip-hop fusion sextet Speak Mahogony, the local self-styled "soulful music collective" Violet Sol, the Detroit-area Americana alt-country quartet Goldblum, and Colin & the Cougars, a Detroit pop-rock band led by singer-songwriter Colin Lazorka. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Jud Branam & Kevin Brown Jud Branam & Kevin Brown

Local alt-country duo, both singer-songwriters from Corndaddy whose music mixes equal parts of Gram Parsons and Uncle Tupelo. [venue info]

 
 


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