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Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales - Week of September 11, 2017

There's plenty of art and art fairs in Ann Arbor those other 361 days a year. A busy museum and gallery circuit provides many openings and shows to choose from. Each month you'll find antique shows, charity sales, and community festivals.





 
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Tuesday


September 2017
 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues., May 23-Oct. 17 With a variety of musical entertainment each week. Also, live farm animals and tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse and cabin.

Sept. 5: Dorkestra. Local blues-flavored folk-rock swing quintet.

Sept. 12: Bop Dragons. Latin jazz trio.

Sept. 19: Tim Berla. Local singer-songwriter performs songs in an eclectic mix of styles from jazz to country.

Sept. 26: K Michael Joseph. This local singer performs an eclectic array of covers from Badfinger to Cowboy Junkies and the Smashing Pumpkins, along with a few originals, on acoustic guitar and synthesizer.

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4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 971-5870. [map]


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Thursday


September 2017
 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerrytown After Dark! Movies and More": Kerrytown Market & Shops.

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Outdoor screening of a films TBA at the farmers market. Also, food trucks, a beer tent, popcorn, and live entertainment by the Detroit Flyhouse Circus Performers and others. Rain date: July 28.
6-11:30 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free. 369-3107. [map]


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Friday


September 2017
 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Crafter's Paradise-Garage Sale: SCRAP Box.

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Join us for our last garage sale of the year!! We will have super discounts on our already inexpensive creative reuse materials!! Come see our huge selection of fabric, notions, scrap-booking supplies, arts & crafts items, greeting cards, seasonal items, and much more!! You don't want to miss the last big sale of the year on creative reuse materials!!
Friday-September 15th (10am-5pm)
Saturday-September 16th (10am-5pm)
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. Free. 734-994-0012. info@scrapbox.org www.scrapbox.org [map]



 6-10 p.m. 

"Hoe Down": Howard Hanna.

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Square dancing and line dancing to recorded music. Also, a barbecue dinner, drinks, games, raffles, a silent auction, and more. Age 21 & over only. Proceeds benefit C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
6-10 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $25 in advance at Howard Hanna (1898 W. Stadium). 761-6600. [map]


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Saturday


September 2017
 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Every Sat., Apr. 30-Oct. 29 Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on 4th Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June 4-Sept. 24. Also, every Wed., May 4-Oct. 26, The Bushel Basket Market: The Farmers Market at the Chelsea Community Hospital (2-6 p.m.,), which focuses on healthy produce from local farmers.

June 3: Dorkestra. Local folk-rock swing quintet whose music blends jazz, African, Middle Eastern, funk, and pop influences.

June 10: John Latini. Acoustic rock-based originals by this popular veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter, winner of the 2008 Detroit Blues Challenge.

June 17: Keith Parmentier. Local singer-songwriter known for his folk- and country-style ballads.

June 24: TBA.

July 1: TBA.

July 8: Bill Personke. Chelsea guitarist who plays acoustic, folk, and rock 'n' roll.

July 15: "A Taste of Music." Musical performance by an ensemble from the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Also, an instrument petting zoo for kids and adults, with a chance to try out your favorite instrument.

July 22: Annie & Rod Capps. Local husband-and-wife folk-rock singer-songwriter duo.

July 29: Mixed Nuts. Acoustic Americana covers and originals by this Chelsea trio.

Aug. 5: McDonald Brothers. Local Americana country quartet.

Aug. 12: Keith Parmentier. Local singer-songwriter known for his folk- and country-style ballads.

Aug. 19: McDonald Brothers. Local Americana country quartet.

Aug. 26: Bill Personke. Chelsea guitarist who plays acoustic, folk, and rock 'n' roll.

Sept. 2 Loyse Huffman. Folksinger.

Sept. 9: Dorkestra. Local folk-rock swing quintet whose music blends jazz, African, Middle Eastern, funk, and pop influences.

Sept. 16: John Latini. Acoustic rock-based originals by this popular veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter, winner of the 2008 Detroit Blues Challenge.

Sept. 23: Dave Boutette. Veteran Ann Arbor American roots music singer-songwriter.

Sept. 30: Mixed Nuts. Acoustic Americana covers and originals by this Chelsea trio.



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8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, Palmer Auto lot (across from the police station), S. Main St., Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402.


 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Just Between Friends Sale.

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Sept. 16 & 17. Sale of maternity items, baby and children's clothes, toys, and baby gear.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $3 admission on Sat.; free admission on Sun. (with many items half price). (423) 304-1037, 649-5353. [map]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Crafter's Paradise-Garage Sale: SCRAP Box.

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Join us for our last garage sale of the year!! We will have super discounts on our already inexpensive creative reuse materials!! Come see our huge selection of fabric, notions, scrap-booking supplies, arts & crafts items, greeting cards, seasonal items, and much more!! You don't want to miss the last big sale of the year on creative reuse materials!!
Friday-September 15th (10am-5pm)
Saturday-September 16th (10am-5pm)
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. Free. 734-994-0012. info@scrapbox.org www.scrapbox.org [map]



 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Exotic Plant Sale: Michigan Cactus & Succulent Society/Southeast Michigan Bromeliad Society.

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Sept. 16 & 17. Show and sale of bromeliads, cacti, succulents, and air plants. Also, a sale of growing supplies and books, as well as a talk at 1 p.m. on growing bromeliads.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission; metered parking. (248) 380-7359. [map]


 11 a.m.-8 p.m.  Free! 

5th Annual Ann Arbor Russian Festival: St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church.

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Sept. 16 & 17. Russian food and drinks, including borscht, blini, shashlik (kebab), pirozhki, Russian beer, and more. Live entertainment by the St. Petersburg folk band Moscow Nights, Russian folk singer Anastasia Klimzo, balalaika player Michael Pastukhov, the St. Vladimir Dance Group, and others. Also, a tearoom with Russian sweets, an infused vodka tasting (Sun. 2:30 p.m.), church tours, a sale of Russian souvenirs, and a kids corner with a bounce house, playground, coloring, games, and ice cream.
11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-7 p.m. (Sun.), St. Vladimir Church, 9900 Jackson, Dexter. Free admission. 475-4590, AnnArborRussianFestival.org. [map]


 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 9-Oct. 29, and every Wed.-Fri. beginning Sept. 29. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Hayrides, a petting farm, a corn maze, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, face painting, paintball, and other activities available on Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. No pets.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wed.-Fri.), Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Admission: $13.75 (Wed.-Fri.); $17.75 (Sat. & Sun.); babies age 23 months & under, free. 390-9211. [map]


 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

"6th Annual Taste of Health": Grass Lake Sanctuary Fundraiser.

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Talks and demonstrations on food-related issues, healthy food samples, raffles, and more.
11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Grass Lake Sanctuary, 18580 Grass Lake Rd., Manchester. $35 in advance & at the door. tasteofhealthgls.org, tasteofhealthgls@gmail.com. [map]



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Sunday


September 2017
 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Event Derby Horse Show: Cobblestone Farms.

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Each horse and rider compete in dressage, stadium jumping, and cross country riding. Concessions.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cobblestone Farms, 5601 Zeeb Rd., Dexter. Free. 369-2633. [map]


 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Just Between Friends Sale.

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Sept. 16 & 17. Sale of maternity items, baby and children's clothes, toys, and baby gear.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $3 admission on Sat.; free admission on Sun. (with many items half price). (423) 304-1037, 649-5353. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

21st Annual Orphan Car Show: Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Collection.

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A display of extremely rare "orphan cars" whose parent companies are long out of business. This year's show features Edsel, Mercury, and Mark II cars. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., cars drive by with narration by several automotive historians. Also, cars, trucks, roadsters, utility vehicles, and motor scooters dating from nearly every decade of the 20th century, as well as choice rarities like propeller-driven amphibious cars. Proceeds benefit the collection.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Riverside Park, Ypsilanti. $6 (kids age 11 & under accompanied by an adult, free). 482-5200.



 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Exotic Plant Sale: Michigan Cactus & Succulent Society/Southeast Michigan Bromeliad Society.

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Sept. 16 & 17. Show and sale of bromeliads, cacti, succulents, and air plants. Also, a sale of growing supplies and books, as well as a talk at 1 p.m. on growing bromeliads.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission; metered parking. (248) 380-7359. [map]


 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 9-Oct. 29, and every Wed.-Fri. beginning Sept. 29. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Hayrides, a petting farm, a corn maze, and much more. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, face painting, paintball, and other activities available on Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. No pets.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wed.-Fri.), Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Admission: $13.75 (Wed.-Fri.); $17.75 (Sat. & Sun.); babies age 23 months & under, free. 390-9211. [map]


 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun., except Sept. 10. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts, usually with a different theme each week.

Sept. 3: Janice Novachcoff demonstrates painting on quilted fabric (noon-3 p.m.).

Sept. 17: a birdhouse demonstration (noon-3 p.m.) and American Red Cross information on CPR and how to make emergency kits.

Sept. 24: a cut-glass mosaic demonstration (noon-3 p.m.) and first-aid info from the Red Cross (see above).

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11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m. 

44th Old West Side Homes Tour: Old West Side Association.

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A popular annual tour of buildings in Ann Arbor's historic Old West Side, an area originally settled by German immigrants and rich in circa-1900 Midwestern architecture. The neighborhood was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. This year's tour features 5 homes and 2 businesses that showcase creative updates of older homes, newer structures designed to be compatible with historic surroundings, and effective use of small spaces. Food available. Free bus transportation between sites. Visitors are asked to remove shoes before entering homes. No cameras, backpacks, babies, or children age 11 & under.
Noon-5 p.m. Tickets & maps $10 (seniors age 65 & older, $8) in advance at Washtenaw Dairy, Argus Farm Stop, Downtown Home & Garden, Norton's Flowers, and Nicola's Books; $12 (seniors, $8) on the day of the tour at Ann Arbor Community of Christ Church (520 W. Jefferson). 945-0229. [map]


 12:30 p.m. 

Rasa Film Festival.

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Screening of waGaH, Supriyo Sen's 2009 short documentary about the evening ritual along the India/Pakistan border, where guards on both sides lower the flags and thousands of people move close to the gate to greet their former neighbors. Screening of other features, documentaries, and shorts TBA. In conjunction with the Rasa Festival (see Sept. 1 listing for full schedule of related events).
12:30 p.m., U-M location TBA. Cost TBA. rasafestival.org, 223-5615. [map]


 1-7 p.m.  Free! 

5th Annual Ann Arbor Russian Festival: St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church.

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Sept. 16 & 17. Russian food and drinks, including borscht, blini, shashlik (kebab), pirozhki, Russian beer, and more. Live entertainment by the St. Petersburg folk band Moscow Nights, Russian folk singer Anastasia Klimzo, balalaika player Michael Pastukhov, the St. Vladimir Dance Group, and others. Also, a tearoom with Russian sweets, an infused vodka tasting (Sun. 2:30 p.m.), church tours, a sale of Russian souvenirs, and a kids corner with a bounce house, playground, coloring, games, and ice cream.
11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-7 p.m. (Sun.), St. Vladimir Church, 9900 Jackson, Dexter. Free admission. 475-4590, AnnArborRussianFestival.org. [map]


 2-5 p.m. 

9th Annual Harvest Festival: Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation.

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Family-friendly event with old-time craft demos, tours of the farm house & buildings, historic photo & artifact displays, and info about the Pittsfield Historical Society's ongoing efforts to restore and preserve the historic 1832 Sutherland-Wilson farmstead. Also, a petting farm, hayrides, face paintings & balloon animals, an obstacle course, plein air painters, a pumpkin patch ($2-$6 per pumpkin), and a performance by the popular teen folk ensemble Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic (2:15-3 p.m.). Sale of hot dogs, baked goods, and rocking horses, bird feeders, chairs, and other handmade crafts to benefit the Pittsfield Historical Society.
2-5 p.m., Sutherland Wilson Farm Museum, 797 W. Textile Rd. (west of S. State), Pittsfield Twp. $5 (youth ages 3-15, $3; kids age 2 & under, free). 822-2120. [map]



 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

"28th Annual Apples & Honey": Jewish Community Center.

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All invited to this popular annual afternoon of entertainment, cultural activities, and information about Jewish life in celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The event's title derives from the Rosh Hashanah custom of dipping an apple in honey and saying a prayer for a sweet new year. Outside, under a huge tent, displays from local and national Jewish organizations, a sale of Judaica gift items, and food from various local Jewish organizations, along with Israeli foods to taste and a sale of kosher baked goods from the JCC Early Childhood PTO. Pizza lunch available. Also, apples for tasting and carving, and honey tastings. Children's activities.
2-5 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free; donations accepted. Reservations requested. 971-0990. [map]






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