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Calendar of Events

Sunday, June 17, 2018






 
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 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.


 8:30-9:30 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.-4 p.m. 

"D&D Bicycles First Annual Ladies' Grit Clinic": D&D Bicycles.

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Bummed you can't get into the Copper Harbor Ladies Weekend, or just can't make the long trip? Brown County still a little too far? Or maybe you just want some professional mountain bike coaching here in our backyard? Well here we go! D&D Bicycles is super stoked to bring to you the pro coaches from Liv Ladies Allride here at DTE Energy Foundation Trail for a custom Grit Clinic.
More details will go out to registrants, but here are some key points:
-Lunch will be provided each day.
-Water and snacks will be available, but you may wish to bring your own.
-You'll need your, bike, helmet, tools, etc. - more info on what to bring can be found here: www.gritclinics.com/what-to-bring
-Grit Clinics will send out skills assessments a few weeks prior to the camps so they may properly place participants in groups.
-Arrive by 9am so we can check bikes for fit and complete a safety check. Skill clinic will run from 10am to 4pm both days.
-Want to try a new bike? D&D will ha
DTE Energy Foundation Trail, Trail 17819 Stockbridge Chelsea Rd, Chelsea. $325. ddoffice1977@gmail.com https://ddbicyclesandhockey.com/


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

A Day of Silence and Meditation Practice, led by Carol Blotter: Michigan Friends Center.

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Each retreat is an opportunity to enjoy the quiet of the country while practicing sitting and walking meditation. This day is appropriate for anyone interested in meditation: beginners will have break-out instruction; experienced meditators can be in silence all day; those in-between can practice and have their questions answered. These retreats are fundraisers for the benefit of Michigan Friends Center.
Carol Blotter's meditation practice draws from dual roots in Quaker and Buddhist traditions. She has taught since 1999, has led more than 40 retreats across the United States, and has taught over 50 classes in meditation to spiritual seekers, schools, universities and medical groups. She is a teacher for The Forest Way -- an organization dedicated to providing retreat opportunities conducive to spiritual growth that is both balanced and integrated.
Suggested donation $30 or as able. Pre-registration requested. Contact Carol at (734)475-0942 or cb.meditate@gmail.com to register.
Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Road, Chelsea. Donation. $30. 734.475.1892. manager@mfcenter.org http//www.mfcenter.org [map]



 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Neighborhood Yard Sale: Polo Fields Homeowners Association.

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This year the Polo Fields Neighborhood will be holding their annual yard sale on June 16 & 17
The Polo Fields Ann Arbor, Neighborhood-wide. Free. luci@pfhomeowners.com


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Saline Antiques & Vintage Market.

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Show and sale of antiques and vintage items in various styles. Deliveries available. Concessions. Leashed pets welcome.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5 (children age 15 & under accompanied by an adult, free). salinemarket@gmail.com, (937) 875-0808. [map]


 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]



 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]


 11:15 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 

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

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


 Noon-3 p.m. 

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

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Every Sun. 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]


 12:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival": Ann Arbor District Library.

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June 16 & 17. Adults & kids of all ages invited to meet more than 50 top area cartoonists and participate in workshops on making web comics, writing and drawing minicomics, creating video games, and much more. Kids can also vote in the 6th annual Kids' Comics Awards. Winners announced during a ceremony featuring puppets, super villains, and more. At 7 p.m. on June 15, Maris Wicks, whose science-themed work is on display this month (see Galleries), discusses "Gorillas, Guts, and Gastropods." See a2caf.com/programming for full schedule.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.) & 12:30-5:30 p.m. (Sun.), AADL Downtown. Free. 327-4200.


 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 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. Côlleen 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]



 1-5 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, 4, 6:30, & 9:15 p.m. 

"The Seagull": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Mayer, 2018). Chekhov adaptation. Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening.
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]


 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, & 9 p.m. 

"Let the Sunshine In" (Un Beau Soleil Intérieur): Michigan Theater.

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(Clare Denis, 2018). Romantic film about a divorced Parisian artist (Juliette Binoche) searching for true love. 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]


 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 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]



 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Unrecorded: Reimagining Artist Identities in Africa": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of African artwork that challenges the historical notion, perpetuated by exhibits of African art by "unknown" or "anonymous" artists, that African artists have broad cultural styles and collective identities rather than individual creativity.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Willow Run": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., June 14-Sept. 1. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of local playwright Jeff Duncan's drama about 4 Rosie the Riveters working at the Willow Run bomber plant in WWII: an idealist who quits college for the war effort, an African American seeking to escape Jim Crow, a beautician whose husband is a pilot stationed in England, and an Appalachian native who wants a life without Kentucky coal mines. With original music by PRTC founder Jeff Daniels and his son, Ben. Cast: Michelle Mountain, Rhiannon Ragland, K. Edmonds, Lauren Knox, Angela Kay Miller, Caitlin Cavannaugh, David Bendena, and Brad Phillips.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]


 2:30 p.m. 

Aaron Tan: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

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This local organist performs Sowerby's Comes Autumn Time, Bach's Passacaglia in C Minor, Duruflé's Scherzo, local composer William Bolcom's Jesus Loves Me, Louis Vierne's Final from Symphony no. 6, and works by Thomas Kerr, Buxtehude, Jeanne Demessieux, and Sigfrid Karg-Elert.
2:30 p.m., St. Francis, 2250 E. Stadium. Free admission; donations accepted for the church's music program. 821-2124. [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.


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Gems of Jerome": Chaverim B'Shirim 25th Anniversary Concert.

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Marilyn Krimm directs this local Jewish choir in a program of Jerome Kern songs. Also, an audience sing-along to "Look for the Silver Lining," one of Kern's biggest hits. Refreshments.
3 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free. 971-0990. [map]


 3:45, 6:45, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Hereditary": State Theatre.

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(Cari Aster, 2018). Horror film about the family secrets that emerge after the clan matriarch dies.
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.


 4, 6:30, & 9:15 p.m. 

"First Reformed": Michigan Theater.

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(Paul Schrader, 2018). Thriller that revolves around a former military chaplain and his parishioners. Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried.
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]


 4:15, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Rider": State Theatre.

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(Chloé Zhao, 2017). Docudrama of a rising rodeo star who must find a new sense of purpose after a tragic riding accident.
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.


 4:30, 7:15, & 10 p.m. 

"Beast": State Theatre.

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(Michael Pearce, 2018). Dramatic adaptation of the classic fairytale featuring an isolated young woman trying to escape her repressive family who finds herself drawn to an alluring outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.
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.


 4:30, 7, & 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 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]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Himalayan Trek & Jungle Safari": The Himalayan Bazaar.

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Of Global Interest Adventure Travel tour guide Heather O'Neal shows and discusses slides from her recent trip to Everest Base Camp.
5 p.m., Himalayan Bazaar, 218 S. Main. Free. 997-7229. [map]


 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 8-July 1. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, yoga and other fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer tastings (Tues., 5 p.m.), wine tastings (Wed., 5 p.m.), and more. The Summer Festival also includes a series of shows on June 5, 9, 10, and 26-30 and July 1, 2, & 4 (see listings). Tonight on the Acoustic Stage: Rochester (MI) teen singer-songwriter Grace Elizabeth Lee (5 p.m.) and Howell rockabilly singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cat Canyon (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: Bilingual Massachusetts children's music singer-songwriter Mister G (7 p.m.) and The Macpodz (8:15 p.m.), the immensely popular local self-styled "disco bebop" jam band. Followed at 10 p.m. by Kubo and the Two Strings, the compelling 2016 animation about a young boy who must defeat his grandfather, a vengeful spirit.
Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999.


 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]


 6:30-8 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]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Romeo and Juliet": U-M Residential College/Nichols Arboretum.

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June 7-10, 14-17, & 21-24. U-M Residential College drama lecturer Kate Mendeloff directs students and local actors in an alfresco production of Shakespeare's vividly poetic love story, a romantic tragedy about "star-crossed lovers" defying their feuding families. Initially lightheartedly comic, then dire, this perennially popular drama is the heart-wrenching tale of 2 impetuous young lovers destroyed by the intransigence of their feuding families, their own mistakes, and some incredibly bad timing. The RC's annual Shakespeare in the Arb productions have become a hugely popular local summer tradition. Director Mendeloff takes special care to make the shifting Arb environments an active force in the performance. Bring a blanket or portable chair to sit on; dress for the weather.
6:30 p.m., meet at the Peony Garden entrance at 1610 Washington Heights. $20 (Friends of Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, $15; students, $15; seniors age 62 & over, $17; youth under age 18, $10; kids under 5, free) at the gate only. Tickets go on sale at 5:30 p.m. Space limited; come early. 998-9540.


 7-9 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Reading by a poet TBA. The program begins with a poetry open mike.
7-9 p.m. (sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [map]


 7-10 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]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. Singers and players of all acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by local veteran musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The program features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming. Also, on June 17, there is a session for songwriters to try out their new work and get critiques.
7-9 p.m., Great Oak Cohousing commons area, 500 Little Lake Dr. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 998-9353. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

The Iguanas: The Ark.

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A mix of Tex-Mex, rock 'n' roll, Cajun, zydeco, and Louisiana funk by this New Orleans party band. The band's fans include Dave Alvin, who has written several songs for them.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [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]



 
 
 

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: Blue Rays Trio

Eclectic blues-based trio with bassist Ralph McKee, guitarist Peter Holland, and harmonica player Tim Douthit. [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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