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Monday


July 2013
 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium.

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Daily (except July 4), June 30-Aug. 31. Various different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sun., and 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space ((12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner, a scientist on her way to the Moon.

Stars to Starfish ((12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.

Light Years from Andromeda (2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an audiovisual show narrated by Star Trek actor Michael Dorn that shows the changes that occurred on Earth during the 2.8 million years it took a light beam to travel from Andromeda.

Hubble Vision (2:30 p.m. Sat.) is an audiovisual show about the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 4:30, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Much Ado About Nothing": Michigan Theater.

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(Joss Whedon, 2012). A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's sharp-tongued comedy.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
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 9:15 p.m. 

"Frances Ha": Michigan Theater.

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(Noah Baumbach, 2012). Comedy about a quirky aspiring dancer living in New York City without an apartment or a real job.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
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Tuesday


July 2013
 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium.

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Daily (except July 4), June 30-Aug. 31. Various different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sun., and 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space ((12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner, a scientist on her way to the Moon.

Stars to Starfish ((12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.

Light Years from Andromeda (2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an audiovisual show narrated by Star Trek actor Michael Dorn that shows the changes that occurred on Earth during the 2.8 million years it took a light beam to travel from Andromeda.

Hubble Vision (2:30 p.m. Sat.) is an audiovisual show about the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 4, 6:30, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Much Ado About Nothing": Michigan Theater.

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(Joss Whedon, 2012). A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's sharp-tongued comedy.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
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 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

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

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year on Ingalls Mall and features live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies and at 11 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) by dancing to DJs. Also, a KidZone activity tent. Food concessions from area restaurants. Tonight: The Detroit blues and rock 'n' soul quartet Measured Chaos (8:30 p.m.). Opening acts are local alt-country band Corndaddy (5 p.m.), the popular local Native American singer-songwriter Joe Reilly (6 p.m.), and The Terraplanes (7 p.m.), a local band led by singer-guitarist Jerry Mack that plays a mix of house-rocking blues, uptown swing, soulful R&B, and roots rock. The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by Big, Penny Marshall's 1988 comedy about a young boy whose wish to be big turns him into an adult. Stars Tom Hanks. Also, "Tasting Tuesday" beer tasting (5 p.m., $15) of brews by Saugatuck Brewing. The Summer Festival also includes a series of shows on July 2 & 4-6 at the Power Center.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free. 994-5999.
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 9:15 p.m. 

"Frances Ha": Michigan Theater.

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(Noah Baumbach, 2012). Comedy about a quirky aspiring dancer living in New York City without an apartment or a real job.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
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Wednesday


July 2013
 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium.

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Daily (except July 4), June 30-Aug. 31. Various different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sun., and 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space ((12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner, a scientist on her way to the Moon.

Stars to Starfish ((12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.

Light Years from Andromeda (2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an audiovisual show narrated by Star Trek actor Michael Dorn that shows the changes that occurred on Earth during the 2.8 million years it took a light beam to travel from Andromeda.

Hubble Vision (2:30 p.m. Sat.) is an audiovisual show about the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 4:15 p.m. 

"Frances Ha": Michigan Theater.

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(Noah Baumbach, 2012). Comedy about a quirky aspiring dancer living in New York City without an apartment or a real job.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
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 4:30, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Much Ado About Nothing": Michigan Theater.

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(Joss Whedon, 2012). A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's sharp-tongued comedy.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
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 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

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

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year on Ingalls Mall and features live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies and at 11 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) by dancing to DJs. Also, a KidZone activity tent. Food concessions from area restaurants. Tonight: The Dunwells (8:30 p.m.), an up-and-coming British folk rock quintet whose tight, brisk sound blends Celtic influences with American roots music. Opening acts are local Americana singer-songwriter Adam Plomaritas (5 p.m.), local introspective folk-rock singer-songwriter Dan Henig (6 p.m.), and Guggenheim Grotto (7 p.m.), an acclaimed Dublin pop-folk trio known for its soaring melodies and gorgeous vocal harmonies. The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 mystery thriller that stars James Stewart as a retired police detective who is afraid of heights. Kim Novak. Also, "Wind Down Wednesday" wine tasting with California and Michigan wines (5-9 p.m., $15). The Summer Festival also includes a series of shows on July 2 & 4-6 at the Power Center.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free. 994-5999.
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Thursday


July 2013
 4:30, 7, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Much Ado About Nothing": Michigan Theater.

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(Joss Whedon, 2012). A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's sharp-tongued comedy.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
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 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year on Ingalls Mall and features live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies and at 11 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) by dancing to DJs. Also, a KidZone activity tent. Food concessions from area restaurants. Tonight: Great Divide (8:30 p.m.), the Ann Arbor-bred, Chicago-based rock 'n' soul quintet praised for its horn-inflected, gritty sound. Opening acts are the local blues duo Jennae & Elrod (5 p.m.), the Grand Rapids synth-pop duo Alexis (6 p.m.), and Alejandra O'Leary & The Champions of the West (7 p.m.), a local rock 'n' roll band led by the talented singer-songwriter O'Leary, who's been compared to Liz Phair and Lucinda Williams. The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by Sixteen Candles, John Hughes' 1984 coming-of-age comedy about a high school girl (Molly Ringwald) whose sixteenth birthday is overshadowed by irritations at home and school. Also, the interactive performance art ensemble Spontaneous Art (6 p.m.). The Summer Festival also includes a series of shows on July 2 & 4-6 at the Power Center.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free. 994-5999.
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 9:30 p.m. 

"Frances Ha": Michigan Theater.

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(Noah Baumbach, 2012). Comedy about a quirky aspiring dancer living in New York City without an apartment or a real job.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
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Friday


July 2013
 4:30, 7, & 9:20 p.m. 

"Kings of Summer": Michigan Theater.

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(Jordan Vogt-Roberts, 2013). Comedy about 3 teenagers who spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
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 4:45, 7:15, & 9:40 p.m. 

"Much Ado About Nothing": Michigan Theater.

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(Joss Whedon, 2012). A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's sharp-tongued comedy.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
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Saturday


July 2013
 4:30, 7, & 9:20 p.m. 

"Kings of Summer": Michigan Theater.

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(Jordan Vogt-Roberts, 2013). Comedy about 3 teenagers who spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
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 4:45, 7:15, & 9:40 p.m. 

"Much Ado About Nothing": Michigan Theater.

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(Joss Whedon, 2012). A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's sharp-tongued comedy.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
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Sunday


July 2013
 1:30 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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June 22 & 24: The Muppets Take Manhattan (Frank Oz, 1984). Musical comedy in which Kermit discovers why they say there's a broken heart for every light on Broadway. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy.

June 29 & July 1: All about Eve (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1950). This multi-Oscar-winning film features Bette Davis in her greatest role as an aging Broadway diva who's clawed her way to the top, only to be threatened by a fan-turned-parasite. With Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm, and a cameo by Marilyn Monroe.

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1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Tues.), Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). [map]
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 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Museum of Natural History Planetarium.

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Daily (except July 4), June 30-Aug. 31. Various different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sun., and 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space ((12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner, a scientist on her way to the Moon.

Stars to Starfish ((12:30 p.m. Sat.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of outer space with the exploration of the Earth's oceans.

Light Years from Andromeda (2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is an audiovisual show narrated by Star Trek actor Michael Dorn that shows the changes that occurred on Earth during the 2.8 million years it took a light beam to travel from Andromeda.

Hubble Vision (2:30 p.m. Sat.) is an audiovisual show about the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 2 & 7 p.m. 

"Kings of Summer": Michigan Theater.

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(Jordan Vogt-Roberts, 2013). Comedy about 3 teenagers who spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Screening of this video that shows award-winning ceramic artist Lyons demonstrating various hand-building techniques.
4 p.m., Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 662-4914. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Handbuilding with Mitch Lyons: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Screening of this video that shows award-winning ceramic artist Lyons demonstrating various hand-building techniques.
4 p.m., Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 662-4914. [map]
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 4:30 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Much Ado About Nothing": Michigan Theater.

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(Joss Whedon, 2012). A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's sharp-tongued comedy.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
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 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Tues.-Sun., June 14-July 7. A beloved summer tradition continues this year on Ingalls Mall and features live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies and at 11 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) by dancing to DJs. Also, a KidZone activity tent. Food concessions from area restaurants. Tonight: George Bedard & the Kingpins (8 p.m.) play superfine honky-tonk dance tunes from swing to vintage blues, country, rockabilly, and early rock 'n' roll classics. Opening acts are the local blues duo Shari Kane & Big Dave Steele (5 p.m.), the local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps (6 p.m.), and Hoodang (7 p.m.), a local alt-country trio led by singer-songwriter and guitarist David Rossiter. The musicians are followed at 10 p.m. by Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978), the classic musical about a tough-guy 1950s greaser who falls for a squeaky-clean Australian girl. John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John. Also, yogaFLEX (5 p.m., Alumni Center lawn, bring a mat or towel), a yoga-inspired stretching and core-strengthening class. The Summer Festival also includes a series of shows on July 2 & 4-6 at the Power Center.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free. 994-5999.
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