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Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 23, 2018






 
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 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on last Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June-Sept. Also, every Wed., May-Oct., The Bushel Basket Market: The Farmers Market at the St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital (2-6 p.m., hospital overflow parking area adjacent to the U-M Family Practice building, near the South Campus entrance off Old US-12), which focuses on healthy produce from local farmers.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402.


 8 a.m.  Free! 

Free 5k run.

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Have you ever heard of parkrun? It's a free 5k walk, run, or jog that takes place around the world every Saturday morning. We are working hard to bring these events to Ann Arbor but in the meantime we are holding unofficial events at 8am every Saturday. We meet at the south pavilion at Liilie Park and walk or run 3 laps of the lake before heading over to Biggby coffee on Ellesworth road for a coffee and a chat.
Lillie Park, 4200 Platt rd. Free. 734-800-6001. a2parkrun@gmail.com www.facebook.com/a2parkrun [map]


 8 a.m.-9 p.m. 

"International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Match": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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All invited to shoot around barricades at targets in a simulated self-defense scenario. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
8 a.m.-9 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $20 per round ($10 per additional round). 429-9561. [map]


 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga in the Park": Saline Parks & Recreation.

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All invited. Bring a water bottle and mat (some mats available to borrow).
8 a.m., Henne Field, 200 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. 429-3502. [map]


 8:45 a.m.  Free! 

Democratic Ride: Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. Low-key 20-mile ride to Dexter and back for new and experienced riders. A group of more experienced riders may go 50-70 miles. You can also join the ride at 9 a.m. at Forsythe Middle School (1655 Newport).
8:45 a.m., Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot. Free. 516-5840, 945-0613. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Dexter Breakfast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sat., Apr.-Nov. Beginner-friendly slow-paced (22 miles) and moderate/fast-paced (30-100 miles) round-trip rides to Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond, with stops at the Dexter Bakery or Zou Zou's in Chelsea. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
9 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. 347-1259 (May 5), 347-1259 (May 12), 994-6340 (May 19), 223-6042 (May 26). [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Grassland Nesting Bird Hike": Legacy Land Conservancy.

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A Legacy expert will help you identify the grassland birds of Watkins Lake during their nesting season. Grassland birds observed at Watkins Lake include: Henslow's Sparrow (endangered in MI), Grasshopper Sparrow and Dickcissel (species of special concern, meaning they are rare or declining in number), Bobolink, and Northern Mockingbird. Grasslands are no longer a common habitat in our area and many birds depend on it, so Legacy is proud to have helped in protecting this land forever. For more information or to register, email rsvp@legacylandconservancy.org or call 734-302-5263. Park at the main parking lot off of Arnold Road.
Watkins Lake State Park and Washtenaw County Preserve, Watkins Lake State Park Parking Area Arnold Road, Brooklyn, MI, Manchester. Free. 734-302-5263. rsvp@legacylandconservancy.org www.legacylandconservancy.org



 9-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Human Trafficking 101/Volunteer Information Session': Michigan Abolitionist Project-Ann Arbor.

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Come learn more about human trafficking and what we are doing to prevent, intervene, and combat it. You will learn about our vision and goals for this year as well as opportunities to help make a difference in our community.
Grace Ann Arbor Church, 2803 Boardwalk. Free. 734-757-7329. map.annarbor@gmail.com annarbor@map-mi.org [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.


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Gordon Hall Days": Dexter Area Historical Society and Museum.

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June 23 & 24. Guided tours of historic Gordon Hall and a vintage & antique market, midway games for kids of all ages, and kids' activities. Live music by the Dexter Dulcimers, the Dexter Community Band, and the Dexter Community Orchestra. Food available from the Dexter Lions; snack area with pretzels, popcorn, cotton candy, & sno cones. Sat. only: Colors the Clown (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), an antique and classic car show (11 a.m.-4 p.m.; rain date: Sunday), and a Tea with Flair (1 p.m., $10) highlighted by Purple Rose Theater anecdotes by local writer Cynthia Furlong and Purple Rose actress Susan Crave. Sat. events conclude with a "Gordon Hall Benefit" ($75/person, $100/reserved seating) featuring Gordon Hall tours and food by Westside BBQ at 6 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by dancing to the versatile, perennially popular Ann Arbor honky-tonk trio George Bedard & the Kingpins.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gordon Hall, 8341 Island Lake Rd. at Dexter-Pinckney Rd., Dexter. $5 per person or $20 per car suggested donation; Free onsite parking. Info: 426-2519. [map]


 10-11 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 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Best Buddies of Michigan: Downtown Home & Garden.

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Best Buddies representatives discuss their organization, which advocates for inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Gelato.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., DH&G, 210 S. Ashley. Free. 662-8122. [map]


 10 a.m. 

Friends Club.

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Outdoor activities for kids ages 8-15 (accompanied by a parent). Also, discussion about friendship. Geared toward kids who have trouble making friends. Indoors if raining.
Text or email for location. samilton@umich.edu, 355-2082.


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

Taiko Drumming: Ann Arbor District Library.

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A performance of this ancient Japanese form of highly choreographed and dynamic ensemble percussion.
10-11 a.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10-10:40 a.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Music Together teacher Dianne Dudley leads infants through 5-year-olds (accompanied by an adult) in a program of music and movement.
10-10:40 a.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Mud Day": Apple Playschools.

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Kids invited to play in a mud pit, make mud pies, build fairy houses, and more.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver. $5 per child. Preregistration required at appleplayschools.org/MudDay. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensory Storytime": Ann Arbor District Library.

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A "sensory friendly" event for kids ages 3-7 with developmental disabilities. Includes 20 minutes of interactive stories & movement, followed by 40 minutes of free play.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga on the Lawn": Chelsea District Library/Chelsea Wellness Center.

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Every Sat., June 16-Aug. 18. All adults invited to joining yoga session; weather permitting. Bring your own yoga mat; arrive early to sign in.
10-11 a.m., CDL library lawn, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  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]


 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 11 a.m. 

"YinYasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Saturdays from 11am-12pm, join Mota Thai Yoga for a FREE yoga class (with donations accepted).
This class is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. Some postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This allows the muscles to relax, and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. In between these postures, movement and flowing between postures will be done to create internal heat. Appropriate for all levels. This class is heated between 80-90 degrees.
Look for door #22 with the red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. info@motathaiyoga.com motathaiyoga.com [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]



 11 a.m. 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Linda Zimmer reads seasonal stories for kids age 6 & under.
Bookbound, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345.


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

Storytime: Ann Arbor Japan Week: UMMA.

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A U-M student docent reads a story about Japan. Followed by a short related craft activity. For kids ages 3-6 accompanied by a parent. Siblings welcome. Meet at the UMMA store.
11:15 a.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m. 

"Hand Balance": A2 Aviary.

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Would you like to turn the world upside down while remaining on the ground? Or perhaps you have some handstand experience but want to learn new tips and tricks? This class works with all level students on building the courage and strategies for inversions on the hands, head, and arms. We will focus on alignment, flexibility, and strength, as well as covering spotting, falling, breath, and subtle adjustment. More experienced students will be working on progressively more challenging poses and transitions. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by demonstration of handstand tips and tricks, and practice with spotters. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 Noon 

Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]


 1-2:15 p.m. 

"Flexitortion": A2 Aviary.

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This 75 minute class can take your flexibility from basic warming up stretching to beginning contortion poses. All levels are welcome, as students train at their own pace with instructor guidance. We will focus on safely exploring your limits through proper warming techniques and mat exercises to take home. Please bring your own yoga mat, if possible. Come increase your bendy power, learn to prevent injuries through safe stretching, breathe, and stretch in a supportive environment. It is strongly recommended that this class be taken as your final physical activity of the day, and not as a warm up for other activities. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 1 & 3 p.m. 

"Lives Well Lived": Michigan Theater.

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(Sky Bergman, 2018). Documentary celebrating the wit and wisdom of 40 adults ages 75-100, who share their secrets and insights to a meaningful life.
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]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Gaming Tournaments: Ann Arbor District Library.

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June 23: "Splatoon 2: Hyperlocal Splat Fest." For all grade 6-adult. June 24: "Mario Kart." For all ages.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th floor meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Tea With Flair: Dexter Area Historical Society.

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You are cordially invited to pass the afternoon on the grounds of Gordon Hall, sipping hot or iced tea and nibbling on elegant desserts with your best friends and/or new friends. Prolific local author Cynthia Furlong Reynolds, who has recently published The Purple Rose of Chelsea, will join with actress Susan Craves to tell on-stage and behind-the-scenes stories about the theater and its founder, actor Jeff Daniels. Ms. Reynolds is the author of numerous children's books, including Grammie's Secret Cupboard, S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet, Across the Reach, and the Oliver's Travels series, as well as books documenting local histories, among them Jiffy, A Family Tradition and Parks for the People: A History of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks System. Reservations are recommended; call 734-395-4106. All proceeds support the Dexter Area Historical Society.
Historic Gordon Hall, 8311 Island Lake Road, Dexter. Donation. $10. 734-395-4106. www.dexterhistory.org/upcoming-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]


 1:30, 5, 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

"The Catcher Was a Spy": Michigan Theater.

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(Ben Lewin, 2018). WWII biopic about Jewish MLB catcher Moe Berg, who was sent to spy in Nazi Germany.
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, & 7 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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Amateur Radio Field Day: ARROW Communications Association.

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All invited to participate in (or just watch) this annual 24-hour national event that helps amateur radio operators prepare for emergencies and develop radio communication skills. A chance to meet experts, ask questions, and even operate the station, under supervision.
2 p.m. June 23-2 p.m. June 24, Ann Arbor Airport soccer field, W. Ellsworth at Airport Blvd. Free. info@w8rp.org, (732) 666-3843. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

The Amazing Clark: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This local puppeteer and magician presents a program of magic, comedy, and interactive puppetry for kids in grades K-3.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Abstract Watercolor Waves": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Art project for grade 6-adult. No experience necessary.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Saturday Sampler": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Every Sat. Docent-led tours of the museum revolving around themes of health & medicine (June 2), "Painting in Style" (June 9), "Clay: The Plastic of Antiquity" (June 16), "The Archaeology of Birth and Childhood" (June 23), and glass arts (June 30). Also, a drop-in tour of museum highlights (June 10, 2 p.m.).
2-3 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Shinrin-Yoku Forest Mindfulness Test": Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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Mindful City Ann Arbor cofounder Julie Woodward leads a walking meditation hike to introduce the healing benefits of what the Japanese call "forest bathing."
2-3:30 p.m., County Farm Park, meet at the Medford Rd. pavilion. 971-6337.


 2 & 7:30 p.m. 

"West Side Story": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., June 21-Aug. 12. This local professional theater company performs Arthur Laurents's spirited musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, set in New York and featuring the rival street gangs the Sharks and the Jets. The beloved Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim score includes such favorites as "Maria," "Tonight," and "America."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $31 (seniors, $29; youth & groups of 10 or more, $27) on Thurs.; $35 (seniors, $33; youth & groups of 10 or more, $31) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $33 (seniors, $31; youth & groups of 10 or more, $29) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 2:30 p.m. 

"Hand Balancing & Contortion for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This all-level class is designed for active young people (ages 8-17) to build the courage for inversions and the strength to stay upside down. Students will learn to balance on their hands, create absurd shapes, and find their bendiest self. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by practicing hand balancing and contortion fundamentals. This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to the studio.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"The Animal Lover's Guide to Changing the World": Nicola's Books.

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Center for Biological Diversity population and sustainability director Stephanie Feldstein discusses her new book. Signing.
3 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 3 & 8 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]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Music on the Deck: Lone Oak Vineyard Estate.

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What a great way for you to relax on Saturday afternoon.
Come out and enjoy a glass of wine,a pint of beer, some delicious food and great music! Wine is available by the glass or bottle, beer by the pint or 10 oz. "shortie". We have some deliciously unique flatbread pizzas and some other munchies too!
RAIN OR SHINE! If Mother Nature doesn't cooperate, we'll move it inside! Seating is first come, first served.
Playing this Saturday:
Michael Cicirelli: Acoustic guitar and vocals, playing a wide variety of tunes.
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Lucas VanZandt and Becky Hirschmann: You'll love Lucas' old-time "crooner" style! This young man has a true love of the music from another era.
These are all up and coming artists, following their dream and sharing their talents with the world.
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd., Grass Lake. Free. 5175228167. dlbarber1@aol.com www.loneoakvineyards.com [map]



 4 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.


 4:15 & 9:30 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]


 4:15 & 6:45 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]


 4:30, 7:15 & 10 p.m. 

"American Animals": State Theatre.

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(Bart Layton, 2018). True crime drama about 4 young men who plot to steal rare books and Audubon prints from a Kentucky university library.
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.


 5-10 p.m.  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: Energetic, pop-friendly folk-rock band led by Chicago singer-songwriter Elle Casazza (5 p.m.) and local singer-songwriter Spencer Michaud (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: The local rock 'n' roll band The Stellars (7 p.m.) and local Americana rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter Adam Plomaritas (8:30 p.m.).
Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999.


 5, 7, 7:30, 9:30 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Won't You Be My Neighbor?": State Theatre.

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(Morgan Neville, 2018). Documentary of children's television icon Mr. Rogers.
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 p.m. 

George Bedard and the Kingpins - A Benefit for the Restoration of Gordon Hall: Dexter Area Historical Society.

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If you like to dance to rhythm and bluesy swing, surf, blues, or rock and roll, you'll love George Bedard and the Kingpins. The Ann Arbor Observer says that each Bedard show is a memorable musical map charting the highways and byways of twentieth-century American roots music. Goldmine magazine called Bedard "one of the best rockabilly pickers on the planet." Doors and the bar open at 6:00 pm. Tours of historic Gordon Hall from 6-7:00 pm. Gourmet small plates by Westside BBQ and desserts by Paul Cousins begin at 6:30 pm. The show starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $75 general admission or $100 for reserved seating, and must be purchased in advance. Go to dexterhistory.org/kingpins-order-page.html or call 734 426-4767. All proceeds benefit the Dexter Area Historical Society and its work to restore Gordon Hall.
Historic Gordon Hall, 8311 Island Lake Road, Dexter. $75 general admission or $100 for reserved seating. 734 426-4767. www.dexterhistory.org/upcoming-events [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.


 6:45 & 9:45 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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Center Stage Strings Concerts.

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June 19, 20, 23, 26, & 29. Recitals by string students ages 13-24 and faculty (June 20 only) of this summer institute. The June 29 concert also features the acclaimed Calidore String Quartet. Programs TBA.
3:30 p.m. (June 19 & 26) & 7 p.m. (June 20, 23, & 29), U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 936-2660. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Hired Man": Literati Bookstore.

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U-M grad Nick Dybek reads from and discusses his debut novel, a suspenseful tale about a man who stumbles into a mission to save a dying stranger's daughter that takes him into the Detroit underworld of drug dealers, vicious blackmailers, homicidal white supremacists, and the dead man's vengeful family. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Bryan McCree: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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June 22 & 23. This Flint native is a veteran stand-up comic known for his unusual combination of an easygoing persona and a wildly extremist comic mind. 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]


 8-11 p.m.  Free! 

Jazz Jam at the Elks.

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Open jam session for jazz musicians - serious amateurs to full time pros at the hippest room in A2. We've had great turnout so far and I'm going to continue this as a monthly event. Musicians come out and play, everybody else come out and hang! The event is hosted by drummer Jim Zamberlan and his group.
This location is 21 and over.
220 Sunset Road. Free. (734) 761-7172. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Matthew Sweet: The Ark.

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Indie powerpop by this veteran L.A.-based singer-songwriter and playwright Sweet who comes to town with a brand-new CD, Tomorrow's Daughter.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [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]



 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. Comedic improv by experienced local performers.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Gravedigger: A Frankenstein Play": The Penny Seats Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sat., June 14-30. Julia Glander and Lauren London co-direct popular local playwright Joseph Zettelmaier's gothic drama about a gravedigger who realizes the consequences of his decision to supply Victor Frankenstein with bodies when he encounters Frankenstein's monster cowering in a grave. Set after the events of Mary Shelley's novel, the play "uses the familiar Frankenstein monster legend to raise some profound questions about an individual's capacity for good or evil," says a Lansing State Journal reviewer. Cast: David Galido, Dan Helmer, Annie Dilworth, and Robert Schorr. This is the first of 2 outdoor productions scheduled for this local company's 8th summer season.
8 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Tickets $12 (kids 12 & under, $7) in advance at pennyseats.org, $15 at the gate. 926-5346.


 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]



 9:15 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: "Fuzz Fest V."

June 21-23: With 30-minute sets by 11 different area heavy rock bands each night, $10 (under age 21, $12) cover per night. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Tonight: Timmy's Organism, Scissor Now, Wiccans, Human Skull, BoneHawk, The Cheetahs, Attalla, Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms, Voyag3r, Album, and Temple of the Fuzz Witch. [venue info]

Club Above: Pajamas Band

Local pop-rock jam trio. Opener: Baccano, a Toledo progressive rock jam quintet. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Adam Labeaux

An eclectic mix of jazz, folk, soul, funk, and rock originals by this local singer-songwriter, a former Ragbirds guitarist. He recently released the CD Itch. [venue info]

Elks Lodge: Jazz Jam

All jazz musicians invited. Hosted by an ensemble led by drummer Jim Zamberlan. No cover. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Guy Hollerin's: Downriver Dan

Fiery blues-rock by this trio led by by Allen Park singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Kalicki. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Ani Band Ani Band

Detroit Top 40, Motown, and funk dance band fronted by vocalist Ani Patterson. [venue info]

Mash: Rock Jones

Detroit roots rock, Motown, and blues quintet. [venue info]

Mash: The George and Laura Duo The George and Laura Duo

Funky soul and R&B by the duo of vocalist Laura Rain and her husband, guitarist George Friend. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Durable

Local quintet that plays 60s-80s rock classics, along with some originals. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Jay Stielstra Trio

Folk-country originals by this veteran local singer-songwriter, a mainstay of the local folk scene since the early 70s who is most widely known as the author of Tittabawassee Jane and other Michigan-based folk musicals. He is accompanied by vocalist Judy Banker and bassist Dave Roof. [venue info]

 
 


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