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Calendar of Events

Sunday, June 24, 2018






 
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 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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



 9 a.m.-noon 

"Baking with Tahini": BAKE! at Zingerman's Bakehouse.

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Hop on the tahini train at Zingerman's hands on baking school BAKE! We've been experimenting in the kitchen with the latest culinary craze, tahini (rich sesame paste). And we're using a particularly great organic tahini we sourced from Turkey. In this class you'll bake tahini butter cookies, tahini banana bread made with Michigan wheat flour and black sesame seeds, and tahini and almond filled croissants with a carob drizzle. (Due to time constraints, we will provide you with already baked croissants to fill.) They'll add excitement and flavor to your baker's recipe box.
You'll leave BAKE! With our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, all the food you made in class and great coupons.
Sign up: https://www.bakewithzing.com/class/baking-tahini
BAKE!, 3723 Plaza Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $75. 734-761-7255. https://www.bakewithzing.com/class/baking-tahini [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 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]



 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-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 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]



 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Make Your Own Flip-Book Animation": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Art project for kids in grades 1-8.
12:30-2 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [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]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Log Cabin Day Celebration: Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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A day of old-timey pioneer fun, including a tour of an 1880s log cabin, games, and chores such as gathering water, washing clothes, and shelling corn to take to the 1870s gristmill, which is still partly operational. Pioneer attire encouraged.
1-4 p.m., Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free. 971-6337.


 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]


 1-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Raspberry Pi Jam": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 3-adult invited to meet local Pi users and try some new coding projects for this small single-board computer.
1-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [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 & 9:30 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]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild.

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All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell.
2-4 p.m., AADL Downtown 3rd-floor freespace rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. annarborstorytelling.org, 997-5388. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Shutta Crum & Rhonda Gowler Greene: Nicola's Books.

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These 2 Michigan picture book writers read from their new books. Crum's Mousling's Words is about a young mouse's first trip out of the nest. Greene's Let's Go ABC! Things That Go, from A to Z celebrates machines that move, from airplanes to zeppelins. Refreshments, prizes, signings.
2 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Adult Summer Reading Program Outdoor Concert Series": Dexter District Library.

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June 24, July 15, Aug. 5. All-ages outdoor concert. Bring your own chair. Inside if raining. June 24: Detroit-area marimba player Paul Demick. July 15: "Ray Kamalay's Musical Flea Market." Detroit native Kamalay plays old songs from Delta Blues to Irish music to Bach on acoustic guitar. Aug. 5: Derzier, the local duo of flutist Kelly McDermott and multi-instrumentalist Rob Crozier.
2 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Cute and Cuddly Creatures": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Little Creatures Co. (Royal Oak) owner Dan Briere discusses and displays live animals, including geckos, chinchillas, and sugar gliders for kids in grades preK-3.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Minifest": Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Residence (Kerrytown Concert House).

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June 15, 22, & 24 (different programs). Nationally known musicians and ensembles present 3 chamber concerts. Part of a larger festival that includes performances in several other towns (see greatlakeschambermusic.org for full schedule).

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June 15: Sister violists Ida and Ani Kavafia and violist Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu perform Kodály's Serenade, pianist James Tocco performs John Corigliano's Fantasia on an Ostinato, and clarinetist David Shifrin joins the Omer Quartet, the New England Conservatory ensemble-in-residence, in Mozart's Clarinet Quintet. 8 p.m.

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June 22: The Aya Trio is joined by pianist Gilles Vonsattel and DSO violinist Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy for performances of Schubert's Lebensstürme, Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 10, and Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2. 8 p.m.

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June 24: Festival artistic director Paul Watkins, a cellist, is joined by Emerson String Quartet violinist Philip Setzer and Swiss American pianist Gilles Vonsattel for Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio. The Cleveland Institute of Music-based Callisto Quartet performs Haydn's Quartet Op. 71, No. 1, and the San Francisco-based Thalea String Quartet performs Berklee College of Music Africana studies professor William Banfield's Biggers Blues. 2 p.m.

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8 p.m. (June 15 & 22) & 2 p.m. (June 24), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$35. Reservations recommended. a2tix.com/events, 769-2999. [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! 

"See Through: Mirrors and Windows in Twentieth-Century Photography": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit exploring how photographers employ windows and mirrors across 100 years of photography practice-from street photography to self-portraiture.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 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 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]


 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, 7, & 9:45 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, 7:15 & 9:45 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.


 4:15 & 6:45 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]


 4:30, 5, 7, 7:30 & 9:30 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.


 4:45 & 10:15 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]


 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.-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: Jackson pop-folk singer-songwriter Chey Halliwill (5 p.m.) and the local blues duo Shari Kane & Dave Steele (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: Nationally known Baltimore kids rock band Milkshake (7 p.m.) and the local alt-country band Hoodang (8:15 p.m.). Followed at 10 p.m. by Remember the Titans, the 2000 drama about racial tensions plaguing a 1970s Virginia high school football team.
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 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.


 7-10 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]


 7-8:30 p.m. 

Summer Soccer Tournament: Chinese School Association in Great Detroit Area.

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Come and enjoy the exciting summer moments on one of the largest outdoor soccer fields in Metro Detroit area. Our Seven-week soccer tournament can help you gain strength, discipline, power and honor through the practices and games. This tournament is organized and hosted by Annhua Association, Canton Chinese School, New Century Chinese Center, and Detroit Chinese School. The group will be age and skill appropriate. Any kids born on and before 1/1/2013, from beginners to experienced players, we will have something for everyone. In 2017, there were more than 30 teams and over 400 players joined us. From the week of 6/17 to 8/5. Practices: Once a week, 7-8:30 pm, day TBD, at Scarlett Middle School. Games: Every Sunday, 6/24,7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 7-8:30pm at Canton Independence Park (620 Denton Rd, Canton, MI 48188). Closing Ceremony: On 8/5 4:30-8:00pm at Canton Independence Park. Games followed by closing ceremony and a pizza party. Registration is now open: http://www.annhua.org
Canton Independence Park, 620 Denton Rd, Canton, MI 48188, Canton. $40 before 6/1. Thereafter $50. jiayan.liu@annhua.org https://sites.google.com/a/annhua.org/2018-detroit-soccer/ [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]


 7-9:30 p.m. 

"She Kills Monsters": Ann Arbor District Library Pub Reading Series.

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Members of Ypsilanti-based PencilPoint TheatreWorks present a staged reading of Qui Nguyen's 2011 comedy about a grieving high school teacher who finds her dead sister's Dungeons and Dragons playbook years after her death, and after enlisting a dungeonmaster, belatedly enters her sister's fantasy world filled with 90s pop culture. "The whole enterprise is kind of dopey and kind of invigorating and kind of remarkable. It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart," writes a New York Times reviewer. For adults age 21+.
7-9:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. Free (buy your own food & drink). 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Michael McDermott: The Ark.

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Chicago-based singer-songwriter whom novelist Stephen King calls "one of the best songwriters in the world and possibly the greatest undiscovered rock 'n' roll talent of the last 20 years." His 2016 album, Willow Springs, a collection of songs inspired by the darker moments in his past, has prompted comparisons to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. His latest CD, Out from Under, is a collection of autobiographical songs that mix clear-eyed frankness with wicked humor.
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and (if available) at the door. 761-1451. [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Stage: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All performers invited to showcase their talents.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. Email info@pointlessbrew.com to sign up for an 8-minute spot. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:45 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.


 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]


 10 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:

 

Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra

Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Club Above: Riley & Howe

Chicago experimental pop-rock duo. [venue info]

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: Greg Klyma

Boston-based roots-rock singer-songwriter. [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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