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Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales - Week of June 11, 2018

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


June 2018
 4-7 p.m. 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues. May 22-Oct. 23 except July 3. With a variety of children's activities and/or musical entertainment from 5-7 p.m. each week. Also, live farm animals and tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse and cabin. May 22: TBA. May 29: Tim Prosser and Steve Rich. The local duo of singer-songwriter and "mandolin maniac" Prosser and singer-guitarist Rich performs a mix of acoustic originals and traditional music. June 5: Versatile local acoustic trio Isosceles. June 12: Tecumseh pop-folk singer-songwriter Amy Grace. June 19: The Randaliers. A diverse mix of covers by the local duo of vocalist Vicki Discher and guitarist C. Russell. June 26: Versatile local acoustic trio Team Love. July 10: The Randaliers. A diverse mix of covers by the local duo of vocalist Vicki Dischler and guitarist C. Russell. July 17: West Park Music Society. Local dance band whose music mixes jazz, Latin, and pop. July 24: TBA. July 31: K. Michael Joseph. This local singer-guitarist performs an eclectic array of covers from Badfinger to the Cowboy Junkies and Smashing Pumpkins, along with a few originals.
4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 904-9621. [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: local teen ukulele player Magdalen Fossum (5 p.m.) and the local husband-and-wife folk-rock duo Annie & Rod Capps (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: Local vintage swing band the Royal Garden Trio (7 p.m.) and local 10-piece old-time big band Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings (8:15 p.m.). Followed at 10 p.m. by Dreamgirls, the 2006 musical about a Motown-esque trio. Stars Beyoncé.
Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999.


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Wednesday


June 2018
 2-6 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.


 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: Detroit pop-folk singer-songwriter Zander Michigan (5 p.m.) and the Chicago folk-rock duo Almond&Olive (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: The local acoustic string quartet Wire in the Wood (7 p.m.) and May Erlewine & the Motivations (8:30 p.m.), a country-folk octet led by Erlewine, a big-voiced singer-songwriter from Big Rapids who writes thoughtful, richly emotional country-flavored songs. Also, watercolor painting (5:30 p.m. under the tent) for adults age 21 & over. Followed at 10 p.m. by Lion, the 2016 drama about a man who sets out to find his long-lost family in India.
Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999.


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Thursday


June 2018
 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: Detroit indie rock singer-songwriter Jake LeMond (5 p.m.) and the duo of veteran local country-folk singer-songwriters Jay Stielstra & Judy Banker (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: Detroit rock 'n' roll quartet The Gasoline Gypsies (7 p.m.) and the rootsy local blues and blues-rock band Jerry Mack & the Terraplanes (8:30 p.m.). Also, Nerd Nite A2 (5:30 p.m. under the tent), with talks on topics TBA. Followed at 10 p.m. by the 1973 Paul Newman and Robert Redford classic The Sting.
Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999.


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights": Chelsea Area Festivals & Events.

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Musical entertainment on 11 stages downtown, as well as Three Generations Entertainment with balloons and other activities for kids. The weekly musical program also includes an open mike stage. Also, street performers, a juried sculpture walk, and food vendors. The music is followed at dusk by "SRSLY Cinema," screenings of teen-friendly movies at the Clocktower Commons. June 7 & 14: TBA by mid-April at annarborobserver.com.
6:30-8:30 p.m., downtown Chelsea. Free. 475-1145, 474-9178.


 7-9 p.m. 

"Summer Music Series": Saline Main Street.

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Every Thurs., June 14-Aug. 23. Downtown concerts by area bands. Kids activities. Outdoor seating available at some restaurants.

June 14: the popular and versatile Saline Big Band.

June 21: the Redford British Invasion cover quartet The Invasion.

June 28: Young Sterling Heights country singer-songwriter Lisa Mary.

July 5: Saline classic rock sextet Leverage.

July 12: the 10-piece Allendale Celtic music band CrossBow.

July 19: Jimmy Buffett tribute band Air Margaritaville.

July 26: the local funk-rock trio Pajamas.

Aug. 2: local rockabilly band The Memphis Thrillbillies.

Aug. 9: Double bill. Blues-oriented vocalist and guitar virtuoso Rollie Tussing and his Midwest Territory Band and Stella!, an all-star all-female Detroit-area roots-country quartet fronted by local singer-songwriter and guitarist Jo Serrapere.

Aug. 16: A pep rally at Henne Field begins at 5:30 p.m. with music by the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic.

Aug. 23: Hullabaloo, the veteran local 9-piece collective whose music draws on ska, jazz, funk, punk and Latin influences.

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7-9 p.m., downtown Saline (except Aug. 16, Henne Field). Free. 316-2119.


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Friday


June 2018
 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Dressage Shows: Waterloo Hunt Club.

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Competitive equine ballet by skilled horses and riders, highlighted by graceful freestyle routines set to music. Bring your own lawn chairs; no pets. Concessions.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free admission. (908) 326-1155, 426-2088.


 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: Soulful Detroit singer-songwriter Phillip-Michael Scales (5 p.m.) and The Tone Farmers (6 p.m.), the jam-oriented jazz-based local ensemble led by 2 members of the Macpodz, bassist Brennan Andes and trumpeter Ross Huff. On the Rackham Stage: The Ypsilanti self-styled "upbeat global soul" electronica-jazz band October Babies (7 p.m.), the local progressive jam-rock quintet Stormy Chromer (8:30 p.m.), and The Sun Messengers (10:15 p.m.), the popular, versatile 10-piece Detroit ensemble that plays everything from Latin and African dance music to blues and rock.
Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


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Saturday


June 2018
 8-11 a.m. 

Canton Lion Club Foundation Pancake Breakfast: Canton Lions.

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This event will be a pancake breakfast sponcered by the Canton Lions Club Foundation. The Charge is $7 for adults and $5 for kids under 12 years. The club is using Chris Cake who are noted for flipping pancakes in the air and on to your plate. They have cooked for a number of state governors and four presidents. Its all in conjunction with the Canton liberty Fest located in Heritage Park. The funds raised will support Eversight in Ann Arbor who supply corneas to three plus people per day whos sight is returned. The club support the Leader Dog School in Rochester, Mi along with Penrickton Center for Blind and multiple handicaped children. For addition information call Lion Bill Van Winkle 734 254-9404
1150 Canton Center Rd. Canton. Mi., Canton. $7 adult & $5. kids. govbill1@outlook.com [map]


 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.-5 p.m. 

Dressage Shows: Waterloo Hunt Club.

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Competitive equine ballet by skilled horses and riders, highlighted by graceful freestyle routines set to music. Bring your own lawn chairs; no pets. Concessions.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free admission. (908) 326-1155, 426-2088.


 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Neighborhood Yard Sale: Polo Fields Homeowners Association.

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


 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

"#GetOutsideDay": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Sports clinics, an obstacle course, a bounce house, and information about local parks and preserves. Preceded at 9-11 a.m. by Autism Spectrum Disorder Swim Day ($10 regular water park admission; kids, $8), a chance for those with ASD to use the water park before it's open to a larger crowd.
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek, Ypsilanti. Free; $6 vehicle entry fee. 484-9676. [map]


 11 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 Noon-6 p.m.  Free! 

"24th Annual Juneteenth": Ann Arbor Branch of the NAACP.

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Celebration of the anniversary of the first reading in Texas of the Emancipation Proclamation, on June 19, 1865--more than 2 years after it was signed by President Lincoln. Entertainment TBA. Also, kids activities.
Noon-6 p.m., Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. A2naacp.org, 761-9084. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

2nd Annual Kite Festival: GrieveWell.

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Professional kite flying demonstrations, kids games and activities, an inflatable obstacle course, and a chance to build and decorate kites (cost TBA, preregistration recommended). Hot dogs, burgers, & Kona Ice treats available. Preceded at 11:30 a.m. by a collective memorial service.
1-4 p.m., Pioneer High School front lawn, 601 W. Stadium. Free admission; preregistration available at grievewell.com/kite. 975-0238. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Kite Festival: GrieveWell.

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GrieveWell (formerly the Kite Network), a nonprofit organization, provides resources and support to adults in grief, as well as those who surround them. Our 2nd Kite Festival will be held on the front lawn of Pioneer High School on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 1:00-4:00pm. There will be kids crafts and games, bouncy obstacle course, professional kite flying demonstrations, kite decorating & flying, face painting, food and fun! This is a free event. Top Dog hot dogs and burgers and Kona Ice treats will be available for purchase. Come out and enjoy this family fun event!!
Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Blvd. Free. Donation. 734-975-0238. info@grievewell.com/kite www.grievewell.com [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: Local folk-inspired soul-pop musician Tom Butwin (5 p.m.) and Detroit indie folk singer-songwriter Lilly MacPhee (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: Venezuelan Latin soul singer Mariana Risquez (7 p.m.), the energetic Detroit Cuban ensemble Descarga Ranga (8:30 p.m.), and Orquesta Ritmo (10:30 p.m.), the Michigan-based 11-piece salsa orchestra. Also, salsa lessons at 8:15 & 10:15 p.m.
Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999.


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Sunday


June 2018
 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Dressage Shows: Waterloo Hunt Club.

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Competitive equine ballet by skilled horses and riders, highlighted by graceful freestyle routines set to music. Bring your own lawn chairs; no pets. Concessions.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free admission. (908) 326-1155, 426-2088.


 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Neighborhood Yard Sale: Polo Fields Homeowners Association.

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


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Saline Antiques & Vintage Market.

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


 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]


 12:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

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

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






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