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Calendar of Events

Sunday, June 3, 2018






 
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 7:50, 8, & 9 a.m. 

45th Annual Dexter-Ann Arbor Run: Ann Arbor Track Club.

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Since 1974, the area's biggest running event, this race typically draws thousands of runners from throughout southeast Michigan. Includes a half-marathon, 10-km run, and 5-km run and fitness walk. Awards to the overall winners and top finishers in each age group. All races conclude on Main Street between Miller and Ann. Postrace entertainment.
7:50 a.m. (10-km run & fitness walk) & 8 a.m. (5-km run & fitness walk), Kingsley at N. Main; 8:30 a.m. (half-marathon), Creekside Intermediate School, 2615 Baker Rd., Dexter; & 9 a.m. (5-km run & fitness walk), Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd. Entry fees for individuals: $55 (5-km), $65 (10-km) & $70 (half-marathon) at dexterannarborrun.com by June 2. Entry forms available at local sporting goods stores. 663-9740.


 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.


 8 a.m.  Free! 

Horse Show: Spur of the Moment Club.

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A judged amateur riding event featuring kids and adults riding English, western, and halter styles. Concessions.
8 a.m.-about 7 p.m., Woodbine Farm, 9976 W. Liberty, Lima Twp. Free admission. spurhorseshow.com. [map]


 8 a.m.-noon 

Swap 'n' Shop: Chelsea Amateur Radio Club.

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Sale and swap of shortwave and ham radio antennas and parts, used radios, radio-related software and tools, and other items.
8 a.m.-noon, Chelsea Fairgrounds, 20501 W. Old US-12, Chelsea. $5 at the gate only. Kids under 12, free. 475-7938.


 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Birds and Botany along the Boardwalks": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Faye Stoner leads a hike to look for meadowlarks, yellowthroats, Michigan holly, and more.
8-10 a.m., Spike Preserve, 18543 Grass Lake Rd., Manchester. Free. 971-6337. [map]


 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.-noon & 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Jun. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 23, & 24. All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.

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Jun. 2: Leslie Woods Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance at the end of Upland north off Plymouth) to help remove invasive species like garlic mustard.

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Jun. 2: Stapp Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance at the corner of Huron Pkwy. & Tuebingen, just west of the Ann Arbor District Library Traverwood branch) to build a new trail entrance in honor of National Trails Day.

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Jun. 3: Bird Hills Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance at Beechwood off of Sunset) to repair some of the 3.7 miles of hilly trails at this popular hiking destination.

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Jun. 3: Brokaw Nature Area (1-4 p.m., 3103 W. Huron River Dr.) to celebrate National Trails Day by creating some trails on this recent 25-acre gift to the city from the late Don and Earldine Brokaw.

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Jun. 9: Onder Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance at the intersection of Hilldale & Brookside) to help remove invasive species like dame's rocket.

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Jun. 10: Fuller Park (1-4 p.m., meet in the Island Park parking lot, 1450 Island Dr. off Maiden Ln.) to remove invasive garlic mustard & dame's rocket from this floodplain forest filled with sycamores.

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Jun. 16: Furstenberg Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School) to help maintain native species in the garden.

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Jun. 16: Riverwood Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet near the park sign on Riverwood Dr., just west of Newport Rd.) to remove invasive plants to preserve the native flowering dogwood.

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Jun. 23: Barton Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the parking lot, Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd.) to remove invasive species to help preserve bees, birds, & butterflies in honor of Pollinator Week.

Jun. 23: Kuebler Langford Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet the entrance on Beechwood, north of Sunset) to remove invasive species from this butterfly habitat, home to 35 species.

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Jun. 24: Bluffs Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Sunset near Wildt) to pull invasive species that threaten this pollinator habitat.

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Jun. 24: Olson Park (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Dhu Varren at Pontiac Trail) to pull invasives and improve the habitat of the city's largest population of Wild Indigo Duskywing butterflies, a rare species in the area.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 10 a.m. 

"Free/Donation Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This yoga class features our newest graduates of MTY. They will be teaching a Free/Donation Yoga class on Sundays from 10-11am. They will be alternating weeks, gaining experience teaching, and giving you exposure to these new teachers and their teaching styles. Please come to support them when you are able!
These classes are a combination of flow and holding postures. The studio will be heated between 80-85 degrees.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 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 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Annual Spring Sale: Ann Arbor Potters Guild.

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June 2 & 3. A very popular annual sale held outdoors under a big tent. Includes a wide variety of functional and decorative ceramics made by more than 30 guild members. Also, a "Kids Clay Area" for kids to try making pottery and pottery demos (both weather dependent).
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Potters Guild parking lot, 201 Hill. Free admission. 663-4970. [map]


 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

Hosta Stock Exchange: Hosta Hybridizer Group.

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All invited to trade hosta breeding stock. Also, a hosta seedling competition and a chance to learn about a new technology for plant division.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

"Amazing Amphibians": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Park naturalist Mark Irish displays and discusses live specimens of frogs, toads, and salamanders, followed by a hike to a pond to look for amphibians heading home from their breeding grounds.
10 a.m.-noon, Hudson Mills activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Mobile Repair Stand: Common Cycle.

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Common Cycle's main activity from April-October is our Mobile Repair Stand. The MRS is a portable bike workshop that we haul to the Farmers Market in Kerrytown alongside the Sunday Artisan Market. The Mobile Repair Stand is open from 11 AM-3PM each Sunday, and is volunteer-run.
Volunteers at the MRS range from experienced mechanics to interested newbies, and we help all kinds of cyclists fix all kinds of bikes. The only requirement for getting help at the Repair Stand is that you be willing to get your hands dirty; assistance from the Mobile Repair Stand is free, but donations are welcome.
Ann Arbor Farmers Market, 315 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. Donation. info@commoncycle.org www.commoncycle.org [map]



 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts. Artist demos, noon-3 p.m., include magnet tins and beaded artwork (June 3), pottery (June 10), clay figurines (June 17), and button making (June 24). Also, on June 3, Zingerman's "Camp Bacon" (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) offers bacon samples and sales and bacon-based kids games. On June 24, a "Children's Art Sale" includes a clay bowl demonstration by young local artists.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"33rd Annual Taste of Ann Arbor": Main Street Area Association.

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A chance to taste entrées and desserts from downtown restaurants and cafés. Also, kids activities on E. Liberty, including a preview of the annual Ann Arbor District Library Summer Game, hula hooping, sidewalk art, and more. The live music schedule begins at 11 a.m. with veteran local singer-songwriter Judy Banker, Lansing pop-folk singer-songwriter Sam Corbin, local teen ukulele player Magdalen Fossum, local R&B singer Reigna Reign, the local 7-piece Balkan brass band Rhyta Musik, the Ypsilanti country-rock trio Fangs and Twang, a band led by the versatile local R&B singer-bassist Jamie Register, and the local rock 'n' roll band The Stellars.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Main St. between William and Washington sts. Free admission; food tickets $1 each (items range from 1-4 tickets each). 668-7112.


 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Life and Faith as an Evolutionary Biologist": First United Methodist Church Conversations About Science and Religion.

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Talk by MSU science education professor Sarah Bodbyl Roels.
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., FUMC Calkins Hall, 120 S. State. Free. 662-4536. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot. Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.


 Noon-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Mark Her Words: A Gun Sense Town Hall": Committee to Elect Anuja Rajendra for State Senate.

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My life's work has been to improve the lives of the underserved, immigrant, and mainstream populations in Southeast Michigan. It's time for a fresh and inclusive voice that will stand for our progressive values in the State Legislature.
Join me June 3rd for a town hall discussion about gun sense. There will be a Q & A followed by break out sessions.
We will also be offering stations for kids to make Father's Day cards. Light refreshments will be provided.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave Ann Arbor MI 48103. Free. miraak@umich.edu anujaforsenate.com [map]



 Noon-6 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]


 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Comparative Cupping": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's Coffee staff offer taste samples of coffees from around the world using the tools and techniques of professional tasters.
Noon-2 p.m., Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. Reservations required. 929-6060. [map]


 Noon 

"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, Saline. $4.50 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [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 p.m. 

Hatha Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Sundays from 12:30-1:30pm. In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow for deep connective tissues to be gently stretched, and for your body to create internal heat. Class is heated between 85-95 degrees.
This class uses low/minimal lighting, allowing you to look inward, and be able to focus on your own yoga practice.
Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha. Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (First class free). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 1-3 p.m. 

"Infant Health and Safety": Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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NEW! This two hour class meets from 1-3pm on a Sunday afternoon (June 3rd) at Align Chiropractic. Appropriate for both pregnant couples and those with infants, this class provides an overview of the essential health and safety information you need to know for baby's first year. Topics covered include safe sleep, infant CPR, choking, safety-proofing, and medical emergencies. Please note, this class does not provide CPR certification.
Cost includes mom and partner. Babies in arms are welcome. You may add an additional caregiver for $25 by contacting us at info@annarborbabybeginnings.com
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. $50. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 1 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]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters: Warthogs!": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show the warthogs Princess Sophia and Scooter on the conservancy's Stone Stage (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, activities every half hour and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including prairie dogs, giant tortoises, kangaroos, an Arctic fox, and more.
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 Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab (June 3), AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm. (June 10), AADL Malletts Creek (June 17), & AADL Pittsfield (June 24). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1:30, 6:30, & 9 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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Epstein: Bookbound.

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This award-winning local writer reads from and discusses Tazia and Gemma, her new novel that spans 1911-1961, moving forward in time with the story of an unwed pregnant Italian immigrant and then backward with the story of her daughter's search for her father. Writer Deepak Singh praises Epstein's "dreamlike writing," calling the book a "moving story of racial and religious conflicts." Light refreshments. Signing.
2 p.m., Bookbound, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345.


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Minecraft Workshop: AADL Downtown Training Center.

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All kids in grades 3-8 invited to try out this popular computer game that involves constructing things with virtual blocks. Participants work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
2-3:30 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"An Introduction to the Practice of Natural Movement": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Prescription: Movement gym owner Arnie Andreasen leads participants through some basic movements of this fitness concept which urges people to reconnect with "ancient" movements such as jumping, crawling, climbing, lifting, throwing, and catching.
2-4 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Chicken Story Time": EMU Theatre of the Young.

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EMU theater professor Patricia Moore Zimmer directs EMU drama students and Sesame Street-style puppets in children's writer Sandy Asher's interactive play about a librarian who must problem solve when her weekly storytime becomes overrun with chickens. For ages 3-6.
10 a.m. Sat. & 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun., EMU Sponberg Theater, Ford St. (off Lowell from Huron River Dr.), Ypsilanti. Free, but seating limited to 50 per show. Preregistration required at emich.edu/emutix or 487-2282. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Cosmogonic Tattoos": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of window installations by U-M art & design professor Jim Cogswell, who drew inspiration from works in the UMMA and U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology permanent collections. The exhibit spans both museums.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Follow Your Nose in the Great Outdoors": Ann Arbor District Library.

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June 2 & 3. Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning smell and taste blog Glass Petal Smoke, leads a scent-inspired nature walk to learn "scent mapping," a sensory evaluation technique used in the perfume industry. Registration limited to 24 participations per day.
2-4 p.m., County Farm Park Pavilion (by the kiosk & playground), Platt Rd. entrance. Preregistration required; email your name, phone, and chosen date to registrations@aadl.org. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: Up the Hill with Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-3115. [map]


 2 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]



 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Peony Blossoms and Pure Melodies": U-M Confucius Institute.

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The CIUM Singers, an ensemble of U-M students, faculty, and staff and community members, perform (in Chinese) a selection of Chinese flower songs, folk songs that range from intimate thoughts about ordinary people's romantic and daily lives to jokes and satires on current sociopolitical topics. Bring a lawn chair, if you like. Rain date: June 10, 2 p.m.
2-3 p.m., U-M Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden, 1610 Washington Hts. Free. 764-8888. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"T-shirt Remix": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to redesign a plain T-shirt by cutting designs into the sleeves, neckline, and/or body. Materials provided.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Bernstein & Beyond": Ann Arbor Civic Chorus.

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Karen TenBrink directs this popular large community choir in a program in honor of Bernstein's centennial, with works by Bernstein, Barber, Copland, local composer Theo Morrison, and others.
3 p.m., Pioneer High School Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium. Free. 994-2300. [map]


 3-6 p.m. 

"Celebrate Israel Family Festival": Jewish Community Center.

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A family-oriented festival celebrating Israel's Independence Day with a petting zoo, kosher Israeli street food, live music, Israeli dancing, and more.
3-6 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (family, $10) through May 28; $10 (family, $15) at the door. Preregistration requested at jccannarbor.org/activity/celebrate-israel-family-festival-2/. 677-0100. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
3-5 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm. (June 3 & 10), AADL Malletts Creek (June 17), & AADL Pittsfield (June 24). Free. 327-4200.


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Campaign Launch for Michelle Deatrick': Michelle Deatrick for State Senate.

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Meet Michelle Deatrick, candidate for State Senate in District 18 and Vice Chair of the County Commission. Michelle has the experience, the policy background and the track record we need: she will be a bold, authentically progressive advocate for us in Lansing. She is a former Peace Corps Volunteer, an educator and a current elected leader-and an activist for the environment, women's rights, equity and more.
Host list in formation (contact contact@votemichelle.com to join): Hedieh and Brian Briggs, Christine Stead, Don Deatrick, Harmony Mitchell, Mary Beam, Norma and Ashish Sarkar, Rosemarie Rowney, Simone Lightfoot, Toni Kayumi. Michelle will speak at 5pm. Delicious food, margaritas, mocktails and music in a relaxed atmosphere.
Donations gratefully accepted, but all are welcome!
House of Hedieh and Brian Briggs, 2676 Chateau Ct. Free. Donation. 734-674-0429. contact@votemichelledeatrick.com VoteMichelle.com [map]



 4 p.m.  Free! 

Mary Zelinski: Ypsilanti Pipe Organ Festival.

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This U-M grad who just received a Masters in Sacred Music at Notre Dame University, performs organ works by Bach, Brahms, Franck, Duruflé, Alain, and de Gringy.
4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Free. 482-1525. [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Cantatas of Dietrich Buxtehude": Ann Arbor Grail Singers.

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Carmen Cavallaro directs this 15-voice women's early-music choir in 5 sacred cantatas by Buxtehude, who greatly influenced Bach. With Baroque violinists Mary Riccardi and Daniel Foster, violists Linda Speck and Mariana Miller, cellist Kate Blaha, Baroque bassoonist David Schreiner, chamber organist and harpsichordist Anne Crawford, and organist Deborah Friauff.
4 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Parking available at Community High School. $15 (seniors, $12; students, $5). AnnArborGrailSingers.org, 662-0631. [map]


 4 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]


 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. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5 p.m. 

6th Ann Arbor Youth Chinese Culture Talent Contest: Ann Hua Chinese School.

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Youth age 17 & under perform dance, vocal music, instrumental music, speeches, acrobatics, folk arts, martial arts, and other acts.
5 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Admission TBA. contact-us@annhua.org. [map]


 5 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.
5 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [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. 734/663-1202. cdsmith68@gmail.com or jdapogny@umich.edu [map]


 6 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]


 6 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.
6-8 p.m., North Quad, State at Huron. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569.


 6 p.m. 

Euchre Tournament.

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Every Sun. All invited to play 5 euchre games of 12 hands each. No partner necessary. Prizes for top 3 players.
6 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. sarah.aami@gmail.com. [map]


 6:15 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]


 6:30, 7:30, & 10 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.


 6:45 & 9 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.


 7-10 p.m. 

Milonga: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Sun. Tango dance party. Preceded at 6 p.m. by a lesson ($5; free for dance attendees).
7-10 p.m., Agave Tequila Bar, 211 N. Main. $10. sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Shappy Seasholtz: Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Performance by this Ypsilanti-based writer and cartoonist, a National Poetry Slam champion best known for his spoken word poem "I Am That Nerd." His most recent book, 2011's Spoken Nerd Revolution, revels in the nerd culture of the early-to-mid 1980s, with numerous references to video games, comic books, and Star Wars.
7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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June 3 & 17. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
8-10 p.m., Michigan League Vandenburg Rm., $5. 763-6984. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Lunar Octet: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This popular 9-member local instrumental ensemble plays originals with delicious jazz harmonies and melodies set to a variety of rhythms, including salsas & sambas, African high-life, jump tunes, and big band swing. With saxophonist/flutist/clarinetist Paul Vornhagen, percussionists Aron Kaufman & Olman Piedra, drummer Jon Krosnick, alto saxophonist Steve Hiltner, trumpeter Brandon Cooper, bassist Jeff Dalton, guitarist Sam Clark, and pianist Keaton Royer.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. a2tix.com/events/lunaroctet/tickets, 769-2999. [map]



 8:30 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]


 9:30 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.


 9:45 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

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

Habitat Lounge: EventJazz

Jazz originals and standards by different piano-based trios and quartets each show, led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Old Town: Dave Boutette Dave Boutette

Veteran local folk-rock singer-guitarist whose genial songs about the small ups and downs of ordinary life draw on a range of influences from Chuck Berry to Paul Westerberg. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Heather Black Project Heather Black

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 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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