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Calendar of Events

Friday, June 29, 2018






 
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 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Hunter/Jumper Horse Shows: Waterloo Hunt Club.

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June 26-30 and July 1. English riding and jumping competitions at the state level. Spectators welcome to bring picnics.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, corner of Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free. info@hjam.net, (248) 892-6806.


 8:30 a.m. 

"Ideas to Action iiE Gathering": EMU Bright Futures + Institute for Innovation in Education.

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The Institute for Innovation in Education (iiE) and EMU Bright Futures are mixing it up! Join us on the campus of Eastern Michigan University for the 2018 Ideas to Action Gathering. This is a unique event combining a design mindset approach with a broad theme of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). If you've attended an iiE Gathering or an EMU Bright Futures Ideas to Action conference previously (or if you haven't!) we are sure you will find this two day event energizing, thought provoking, and inspiring. Thursday, June 28 is a full-day design thinking workshop, while Friday, June 29 will feature keynote storytelling, workshops, unconference sessions and more! Join us for either or both days. Full details at http://iie.institute/2018-emu-bright-futures-ideas-to-action-iie-gathering/
#SELbyDesign #ReflectAndServe
Eastern Michigan University, 900 Oakwood St, Ypsilanti. $50-$175. info@iie.institute http://iie.institute/2018-emu-bright-futures-ideas-to-action-iie-gathering/ [map]



 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Playgroups for Babies: Ann Arbor District Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Movies at the Center: Chelsea Senior Center.

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A chance for seniors to watch a movie with their grandkids. Popcorn. June 22: "The Lost City of Z" (James Gray, 2016). Film based on the true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a city in the Amazon in the 1920s. June 29: "Last Flag Flying" (Richard Linklater, 2017). In order to bury a son killed while serving in Iraq, a Navy veteran reunites with his buddies 3 decades after they served in Vietnam. July-Sept. schedule TBA at chelseaseniors.org.
12:30 p.m. Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free; donations accepted. 475-9242. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Fizzing PokeBalls!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity using baking soda, vinegar, and mini Pokémon toys for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield (2359 Oak Valley Dr.) and AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-2:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Fractured Fairytale Friday": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Storytelling for kids in grades preK-3.
2-2:45 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Paper Bag Astronaut Helmet": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 5-11:30 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: Area singer-songwriter Rebecca Rosen (5 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: The local Indian music group Sumkali (7 p.m.), the inventive local country-rock band The Ragbirds (8:30 p.m.), and K. Jones & the Benzie Playboys (10:30 p.m.), a Zydeco band from Benzie County (MI).
Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999.


 6-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

Crocheted Beaded Bracelets: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for grade 6-adult led by local crafter Beth Battey. Previous crochet experience required. Materials provided.
6-8:45 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 & 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to play in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive; Fri., 6:30 p.m., casual), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), and booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m., competitive) decks. Bring your own cards for casual tournaments. Also, the 2-person card game Netrunner (free) at 6 p.m. on Mondays.
6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), 6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 & $7.50 (casual), $10 & $15 (competitive), & $10 (booster draft). 786-3746. [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

"Red, White, & Blue Tasting": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer taste samples of several pairings of cheese-friendly American wines with delicious artisan cheeses made in America. Bread and additional accompaniments provided.
6-8 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Concert Series: Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Every Friday (except Aug. 10 & 17), June 15-Aug. 31

June 15: Dexter Community Orchestra. Pops concert.

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June 22: Three Men and a Tenor. This popular Michigan-based a cappella quartet mixes comedy and music in a program of original tunes and popular songs.

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June 29: Paul's Big Radio.Rootsy country-pop band led by local singer-songwriter Paul Lippens.

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July 6: Detroit melodic pop band The Hangabouts.

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July 13: Surf Zup. Vintage Ventures-style instrumental surf guitar band.

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July 20: All-female U-M student rock band Midnight Special.

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July 27: The Terraplanes. Local blues-rock band led by singer-guitarist Jerry Mack.

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Aug. 3: Detroit blues trio the Randy Brock Band.

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Aug. 24: Ann Arbor R&B band Men in Black.

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Aug. 31: Salmagundi. Memphis-style rock 'n' roll.

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6:30-8:30 p.m., Monument Park gazebo, downtown Dexter. Free. 426-0887.


 6:30 & 9:30 p.m. 

"At the Illusionist's Table": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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June 26-July 2. Renowned Scottish mentalist and storyteller Scott Silven hosts an intimate 3-course meal to the accompaniment of mesmerizing illusions, interspersed with tales from his childhood in Ochil Hills, Scotland. The highly acclaimed show is noted for its sophistication, intelligence, and immersiveness. Note: Tickets are limited to 22 guests per show.
6:30 p.m. (June 26-30 & July 2), 9:30 p.m. (June 27-30 & July 2), & 4 & 7 p.m. (July 1), the Ann Arbor Club, 103 E. Liberty. Tickets $200 in advance at a2sf.org/events/at-the-illusionists-table. Tickets: 764-2538. Info: 994-5999. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Cardio Drumming in the Park": Saline Parks & Recreation.

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All invited to join a group workout. Bring a water bottle and your own ball and sticks if you have them (some equipment available to borrow).
6:30 p.m., Tefft Park behind the Rec Center, 1866 Woodland, Saline. Free. 429-3502. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bike-in": Bike-in Ann Arbor.

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Join us for Bike-in! Monthly slow bike rides throughout Ann Arbor for everyone. Last Friday of the month. Post-ride fun with friends, neighbors, and visitors around the community.


Each ride we will begin at the Farmer's Market in Kerrytown at 7pm and wrap up by "biking-in" to a post-ride time together at a local establishment, green space, or other friendly host setting (i.e. Bike-in :: Movie (outdoor), Parlor (ice cream), Picnic (potluck), Garden (beer garden), etc.). Rides will be open and friendly to all. For gathering information, times, locations, riding routes, weather updates, etc. like/follow/visit us on Facebook at @bikeinannarbor. Please practice safe riding and abide by all legal riding rules at all times, especially while riding with a Bike-in community. Be sure to provide your own helmet, riding lights, and other appropriate accessories. Ride safe, be friendly, have fun!
Ann Arbor Farmer's Market, 315 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. bikeinannarbor@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/bikeinannarbor/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

AFC Ann Arbor vs. Grand Rapids.

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


 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! 

"Heal": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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(Kelly Noonan, 2017). Documentary exploring the scientific evidence behind the idea that the power of thoughts, beliefs, and emotions affects the healing process. Discussion about dharma in the film follows.
7 p.m., Jewel Heart (1129 Oak Valley Dr. between Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. & Ellsworth). Free. 994-3387.


 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]


 8 p.m. 

Joe Policastro Trio: Ziggy's.

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Alongside their performance at the 2018 Toronto Jazz Festival, this Chicago-based trio makes its debut appearance at Ziggy's, Ypsilanti's newest venue for creative music and art.
The JOE POLICASTRO TRIO is an alternative jazz trio led by bassist Joe Policastro featuring guitarist Dave Miller and drummer Mikel Avery. While firmly rooted in jazz, the trio's open-minded, inclusive nature also brings rock, soul, funk, Brazilian, and free jazz to the surface while keeping the aesthetic of an acoustic jazz trio intact.
"The trio have refined their layered blend of the familiar and faintly far out, playing three nights a week at Chicago's Pops For Champagne and through extensive roadwork. Their deep understanding of each other and deft analysis of choice repertoire repays repeat and close listening." (Michael Jackson, DOWNBEAT)
Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. $5. (734) 221-3961 www.ziggysypsi.com [map]



 8 p.m. 

John Heffron: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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June 29 & 30. A South Lyon native and EMU grad who now lives in L.A., Heffron specializes in observations about the indignities and absurdities of life from the point of view of children and parents. A frequent guest on network and cable TV shows, Heffron won the 2nd season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $25 reserved seating in advance & general admission at the door. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Summer Games": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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June 8, 15, 22, & 29. The League of Pointless Improvisers performs comedic improv games such as "Steal-a-Line," "Oscar Winning Moment," and others, as well as "water form," Pointless's own long-form improv style. The program begins with a set by a guest improv troupe TBA.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"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.


 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]


 9 p.m.  Free! 

Karaoke: Bel-Mark Lanes.

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



 9 p.m.-midnight 

"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. 11:30 p.m.-1 a.m. is blues dancing. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). 417-9857. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Avalon Cafe & Kitchen: Dan Ackerman

Indie pop-folk by this Wych Elm singer-songwriter and guitarist. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Young Pioneer

Brighton (MI) alternative rock band. Openers: the Grand Rapids alt- pop quartet Valley Girl, the Lansing-Chicago rock duo Vandalay, and the Blissfield alt-pop-punk quartet Inner Circle Avenue. $8-$10. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Billy Brandt

Rootsy, country-flavored psychedelic folk-rock by this veteran Detroit singer-songwriter. He is joined tonight by some of his musical colleagues. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Fusion Ani Band

Top 40 dance band. [venue info]

Mash: Mike Vial

Local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: The Terraplanes The Terraplanes

Local band led by singer-guitarist Jerry Mack that plays a mix of houserocking blues, uptown swing, soulful R&B, and roots rock. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Rollie Tussing Rollie Tussing

Local blues-oriented vocalist and guitar virtuoso. [venue info]

 
 


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