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June 18, 2024

Ann Arbor Group Runs: Fleet Feet
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Every Tues. & Wed. Runners of all abilities invited to join a run of 3–5 miles along varying routes from different Fleet Feet locations. Rain or shine. 8 a.m. (Tues.), Dozer Coffee, 112 Jackson Plaza & 6 p.m. (Wed.), Fleet Feet, 123 E. Liberty. Free. (734) 929–9022 (Tues.) & (734) 769–5016 (Wed.). fleetfeet.com.

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“Nature Play Morning Pop-Ups”: Matthaei Botanical Gardens
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Tuesdays (10–11:30 a.m.): “Nature Play Morning Pop-Ups”: Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Kids ages 3-7 (accompanied by a parent or caregiver) invited to learn about nature and take part in hands-on craft and other activities. June 4: Buried Treasure. June 11: Building Like Beavers. June 18: Plant Printing. June 25: Nature Play Free-for-All. Matthaei Botanical Gardens Gaffield Children’s Garden, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free; metered parking. mbgna.umich.edu/nature-play-pop-ups-2024, (734) 647–7600. 

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"Meditation Drop-In": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
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U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Weekly activities. Free (except as noted). Preregistration required for some events. For Zoom links see calendar at tinyurl.com/a2-turner-cal-june2024. (734) 998–9353, michmed.org/tswp, tswp.info@umich.edu.

Meditation Drop-In (Tues. 10–11:30 a.m. via Zoom), some meditation experience required.

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“Tummy Time”: AADL Westgate
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June 4 & 18. (10:30–11:30 a.m.): “Tummy Time”: AADL Westgate. New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and discuss new baby experiences.

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“Investigate Labs”: U-M Museum of Natural History
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“Investigate Labs”: U-M Museum of Natural History
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Every Tues.–Sun. All age 6 & up invited into the museum’s Nature Lab and Micro Worlds Lab to use scientific tools and museum specimens to answer questions and solve problems. Schedule subject to change. 11 a.m.3 p.m., U-M MNH, 1105 North University. Free. (734) 764–0478. [2x] [1 Sat]

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Playgroups for Babies: AADL
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Every Mon.–Wed. & Fri. (different times): Playgroups for Babies: AADL. Fifteen minutes of stories, rhymes, and songs led by AADL staffers, followed by a short open playtime. For kids up to 24 months (with caregiver). No older siblings. Malletts Creek (Mon. 10:30 a.m.), Traverwood (Tues. 11 a.m.), Westgate (Wed. 10:30 a.m.), and Downtown (Fri. 10:30 a.m.). Free.

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Preschool Storytimes: AADL
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Every Mon.–Fri. (different times): Preschool Storytimes: AADL. Half-hour program of stories and songs for kids ages 2–5 (with caregiver). Pittsfield (Mon. 10:30 a.m. & Thurs. 11 a.m.), Downtown (Tues. 11 a.m.), Malletts Creek (Tues. 11 a.m. & Wed. 10:30 a.m.), Traverwood (Thurs. 11 a.m.), and Westgate (Fri. 1 p.m., except June 21; and June 25, 6:30 p.m.). Free.

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“Community Keys”: Ann Arbor Summer Festival
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Every day, May 1–June 21. Three pianos painted by U-M students are available at different locations throughout Ann Arbor for anyone to play an impromptu concert. Also, scheduled concerts by local pianists TBA every Wednesday and Saturday (see a2sf.org). The project culminates with a grand finale piano trio performance on June 21 at Top of the Park (see listing). Scheduled concerts begin at noon, Ann Arbor Farmers Market; 2:30 p.m., Michigan Theater; & 5 p.m., U-M Shapiro Undergrad Library, 919 South University. Free. (734) 994–5999.

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“Collage for Kids”: AADL Downtown
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June 18 (1–2 p.m.): “Collage for Kids”: AADL Downtown. A chance for kids grades preK–5 to cut shapes out of scrapbook paper, old maps, and old book pages, then glue them onto a foam board.

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“Craft-Tastic!”: AADL Pittsfield
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June 18 (1–2 p.m.): “Craft-Tastic!”: AADL Pittsfield. Kids grades K–5 invited to get creative with the library’s supplies at this anything-goes craft-a-thon.

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Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
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U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Weekly activities. Free (except as noted). Preregistration required for some events. For Zoom links see calendar at tinyurl.com/a2-turner-cal-june2024. (734) 998–9353, michmed.org/tswp, tswp.info@umich.edu.

Bridge (Tues. & Fri. 1–4 p.m.), call if interested.

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Duplicate Bridge: Ann Arbor City Club
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Every Tues., Thurs., & Fri. All invited to play ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge (Fri. & Tues.) and a 499er game (Thurs.) for players with no more than 499 ACBL master points. 1–4 p.m. or so (arrive by 12:45 p.m.), City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $8 per person. If you plan to come without a partner, email ronmeade@comcast.net beforehand.

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“Japan Week: Wagashi Confectionery Making Demonstration with Toshiko Sugii Steffes”: Ann Arbor District Library
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“Japan Week: Wagashi Confectionery Making Demonstration with Toshiko Sugii Steffes”: Ann Arbor District Library
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Demonstration of making and decorating nerikiri wagashi representing the four seasons. Wagashi are traditional Japanese confections originally served at tea ceremonies. Nerikiri is a special type of wagashi made using white butter beans, sugar, mochi, and food coloring. 2–3 p.m. & 6–7 p.m., AADL Downtown. Free. (734) 327–4200.

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"Una Tertulia": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program
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U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Weekly activities. Free (except as noted). Preregistration required for some events. For Zoom links see calendar at tinyurl.com/a2-turner-cal-june2024. (734) 998–9353, michmed.org/tswp, tswp.info@umich.edu.

Una Tertulia (June 4 & 18, 3–5 p.m.) for native Spanish speakers.

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“Marqueetown”: Cinetopia International Film Festival
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Cinetopia International Film Festival. June 13—23. This Ann Arbor Summer Festival/Cinetopia collaboration features dozens of films—many of them Michigan premieres—screened over 10 days at the Michigan Theater (MI) and State Theatre (State). Includes narrative feature-length films and documentaries that recently premiered at international festivals such as Sundance and Berlin. Tickets $16 (Michigan Theater members, $13); 4-pack, $60 (Michigan Theater members, $45); festival passes, $125-$295 in advance at marquee-arts.org/cinetopia and at the door. The films are listed in order of first screening below. 

June 16 (MI) & 18 (State): “Marqueetown” (Jordan Anderson & Joseph Beyer, 2023). Documentary about a teenager’s crusade to restore the historic Marquette (MI) arthouse cinema palace, the Nordic. 7:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 5 p.m. (Tues.).

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“Top of the Park”: Ann Arbor Summer Festival
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See 14 Friday. Tonight in the KidZone: fishing for bubbles (5 p.m.) with Goldfish Swim School. On the Power Center Lawn: “Movement Snacks” (5:30 p.m.), a series of simple yet effective movements to keep the body feeling good, with Huron Valley Aikikai. In the Annex tent: a chance to take home a plant or seeds from the U-M Library’s Seed Library (5 p.m.). On the O&W Grove Stage: Lansing area country singer-songwriter Jessey Adams (5 p.m.), and Michigan bluegrass supergroup Wilson Thicket (5:45 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: Al Bettis (6:45 p.m.), a Detroit singer-songwriter whose music blends jazzy acoustic guitar with thoughtful, complex R&B lyrics, and Peter Madcat Ruth’s C.A.R.Ma. Quartet (8 p.m.), an all-star ensemble led by world-renowned veteran local harmonica wiz Ruth that plays an eclectic mix of traditional and improvisational music. The music is followed at 10 p.m. by a screening of Napoleon Dynamite, Jared Hess’s quirky 2004 comedy about a high school nerd who overcomes continual harassment and the questionable guidance of his oddball family.  5 p.m.–midnight.

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“Lesvia”: Cinetopia International Film Festival
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Cinetopia International Film Festival. June 13—23. This Ann Arbor Summer Festival/Cinetopia collaboration features dozens of films—many of them Michigan premieres—screened over 10 days at the Michigan Theater (MI) and State Theatre (State). Includes narrative feature-length films and documentaries that recently premiered at international festivals such as Sundance and Berlin. Tickets $16 (Michigan Theater members, $13); 4-pack, $60 (Michigan Theater members, $45); festival passes, $125-$295 in advance at marquee-arts.org/cinetopia and at the door. The films are listed in order of first screening below. 

June 16 & 17 (State) & 18 (MI): “Lesvia” (Tzeli Hadjidimitriou, 2023). Documentary about lesbians from around the world who have settled on the Isle of Lesbos (Lesvos in modern Greek), birthplace of the ancient Greek poet Sappho, and their complicated relationship with the local community. 1:45 p.m. (Sun.) & 5:15 p.m. (Mon. & Tues.).

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“Button Lab”: Ann Arbor District Library
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A chance for adults & kids age 12 & up to make fun buttons using AADL 1.25-inch or 2.25-inch button makers. Participants may bring or draw their own pictures, or use images from AADL’s collection of old magazines. 6–7 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. (734) 327–4200.

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“Japan Week: Wagashi Confectionery Making Demonstration with Toshiko Sugii Steffes”: Ann Arbor District Library
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Demonstration of making and decorating nerikiri wagashi representing the four seasons. Wagashi are traditional Japanese confections originally served at tea ceremonies. Nerikiri is a special type of wagashi made using white butter beans, sugar, mochi, and food coloring. 2–3 p.m. & 6–7 p.m., AADL Downtown. Free. (734) 327–4200.

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D&D Adventurers League: Sylvan Factory
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Every Tues. All age 12 & up invited to play the ongoing official campaign of the popular Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing game, using 5th Edition rules. 6-10 p.m., Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium. $10. Space limited, preregistration strongly recommended. sylvanfactory.com, (734) 929-5877.

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Drop-In Knitting: Spun
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Every Sun.–Thurs. (different times). All invited to work on their knitting, crochet, weaving, and embroidery projects. 1–3 p.m. (Sun.) & 6–8 p.m. (Mon.–Thurs.), Spun, 401 N. Fourth Ave. Free. (734) 780–7867. [2x] [2 Sun]

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Group Runs: Ann Arbor Running Company (AARC)
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Every Sat., Mon., Tues., & Thurs. (different AARC locations). Runners of all abilities invited to join an advanced or beginner group run (Sat.), a 5K mapped route (Mon. & Thurs.), or an interval-based training run (Tues.). 7 a.m. (Sat.) & 6 p.m. (Tues.), AARC Downtown, 209 S. Ashley; 6 p.m. (Mon.), Corner Brewery, 720 Norris, Ypsilanti; & 6 p.m. (Thurs.), AARC Colonnade, 901 W. Eisenhower; Free. annarborrunningcompany.com.

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“Overflow Your Joy Bucket With Real Connection!”: American Business Women’s Association
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Talk by life coach Robin Shear, author of Messy Joy: How Joy Can Begin Before Your Difficulties End, on cultivating relationships in both personal and professional life. Appetizers and light refreshments. 6:15-8 p.m., Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall. $7, preregistration required at abwa-maia.org/events. AbwaMaiaChapter@gmail.com.

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“Tour de Dirt”: Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society
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Every Tues. 20- to 35-mile ride along Chelsea-area dirt roads. 6:15 p.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike and Outdoors, 1101 Main, Chelsea. Free. For each week’s route, email scimitargs@gmail.com.

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“Chimera”: Ann Arbor District Library
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Premiere screening of a 15-minute dance film featuring members of the local dance collective IS/LAND performing original choreography about the experience of Asian American women. Followed by screenings of some of the group's other short dance films and a Q&A. Part of the library’s Asian & Pacific Islanders Arts and Culture Festival. 6:30–7:30 p.m., AADL Downtown, Multi-Purpose Rm. Free. (734) 327-4200.

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Magic: The Gathering: Sylvan Factory
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Every Mon.–Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play various forms of the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering (MTG). Mon. (6:30 p.m.): Just Another Modern Monday. Powerful cards for experienced players, with prizes. $10. Tues. (6:30 p.m.): MTG Pauper. A fun and fast format for all skill levels. $5. Wed. (5 p.m.): Casual Commander. The most popular form of the game. Free. Wed. (6:30 p.m.): MTG Standard Showdown. Play with competitive tournament rules. $10. Fri. (6:30 p.m.): Friday Night Magic. Cost varies. Sat. (6 p.m.): Casual Commander Pods. For groups of 4 players. Free. Various times, Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium. Various costs. sylvanfactory.com, (734) 929-5877.

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Magic: The Gathering: Sylvan Factory
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Every Mon.–Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play various forms of the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering (MTG). Mon. (6:30 p.m.): Just Another Modern Monday. Powerful cards for experienced players, with prizes. $10. Tues. (6:30 p.m.): MTG Pauper. A fun and fast format for all skill levels. $5. Wed. (5 p.m.): Casual Commander. The most popular form of the game. Free. Wed. (6:30 p.m.): MTG Standard Showdown. Play with competitive tournament rules. $10. Fri. (6:30 p.m.): Friday Night Magic. Cost varies. Sat. (6 p.m.): Casual Commander Pods. For groups of 4 players. Free. Various times, Sylvan Factory, 2459 W. Stadium. Various costs. sylvanfactory.com, (734) 929-5877.

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“Sufi Chanting, Movement, & Meditations”: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth
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Every Tues. Talk (via Zoom) by Imam Kamau Ayubbi, a U-M Medicine chaplain. All ages welcome. 7–8 p.m., for URL see interfaithspirit.org. $5–$10 suggested donation. (734) 327–0270.

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“Trivia with Terry!”: Argus Farm Stop
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June 4 & 18. All invited to form teams to answer wacky trivia questions from this longtime Aut Bar trivia night emcee. 7–8:30 p.m., Argus, 1200 Packard. Free; food & drink for sale. (734) 997–5448.

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French Canadian Music Session: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance
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French Canadian Music Session: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance
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All musicians invited to play the acoustic dance music of French Canada: jigs, reels, waltzes, and so-called “crooked” tunes from Quebec, Acadia, and the Métis traditions. Knowledge of French not required. 7–9 p.m., Pittsfield Twp. Bldg. Morris Hall, 6201 W. Michigan. Mask encouraged. Free. aactmad.org/french-canadian-session, info@aactmad.org.

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Polka Jam Session: American Legion Hall
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All accordion players and other musicians invited to play polkas and waltzes and other ethnic and old-time music. 7–9 p.m., American Legion Hall, 44 Wabash (south off Main), Milan. Free. (734) 529–3903.

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Tuesday English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance
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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught and prompted; no partner or experience needed. Wear comfortable clothes and bring flat, nonslip shoes and your own water bottle. First-timers asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m. 7–9:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with caregiver, free) suggested donation. aactmad.org/english-country, (734) 665–7704. 

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Voices in Harmony
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Every Tues. Female singers invited to join a rehearsal of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus. 7–9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898, 8975 Textile, Ypsilanti. Free to visitors (dues for those who join). info@voicesinharmonychorus.org, (734) 765–3611.

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“Union”: Cinetopia International Film Festival
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Cinetopia International Film Festival. June 13—23. This Ann Arbor Summer Festival/Cinetopia collaboration features dozens of films—many of them Michigan premieres—screened over 10 days at the Michigan Theater (MI) and State Theatre (State). Includes narrative feature-length films and documentaries that recently premiered at international festivals such as Sundance and Berlin. Tickets $16 (Michigan Theater members, $13); 4-pack, $60 (Michigan Theater members, $45); festival passes, $125-$295 in advance at marquee-arts.org/cinetopia and at the door. The films are listed in order of first screening below. 

June 15 (MI) and 18 & 19 (State): “Union” (Brett Story & Stephen Maing, 2024). Documentary about the group of Amazon workers on Staten Island who took on one of the world’s most powerful companies in the fight to unionize. 4 p.m. (Sat.), 7:15 p.m. (Tues.), & 7 p.m. (Wed.)

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“A Photographic Memory”: Cinetopia International Film Festival
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Cinetopia International Film Festival. June 13—23. This Ann Arbor Summer Festival/Cinetopia collaboration features dozens of films—many of them Michigan premieres—screened over 10 days at the Michigan Theater (MI) and State Theatre (State). Includes narrative feature-length films and documentaries that recently premiered at international festivals such as Sundance and Berlin. Tickets $16 (Michigan Theater members, $13); 4-pack, $60 (Michigan Theater members, $45); festival passes, $125-$295 in advance at marquee-arts.org/cinetopia and at the door. The films are listed in order of first screening below. 

June 14 (State) and 18 & 19 (MI): “A Photographic Memory” (Rachel Elizabeth Seed, 2024). Documentary about the filmmaker’s mother, renowned journalist Sheila Turner Seed. Followed by Q&A on June 18 & 19. 4:45 p.m. (Fri.), 7:30 p.m. (Tues.), & 7:15 p.m. (Wed.).

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“Anatomy of a Murder”: Michigan Theater
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Michigan Theater. Film screenings every Wed.–Sun. Tickets $10.50 unless otherwise noted (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8) in advance online (recommended) & at the door. For updated schedule, see marquee-arts.org/calendar. 

June 16 & 18: “Anatomy of a Murder” (Otto Preminger, 1959). Oscar-nominated courtroom drama set in the UP, an adaptation of Robert Traver’s novel about a dispirited ex-district attorney who stumbles onto the one case that could jump-start a new career. James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara. 1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7:30 p.m. (Tues.).

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The Moth StorySLAM: Michigan Radio
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Open mic storytelling competition sponsored by the Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization. Ten storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3- to 5-minute story on the theme of “Baggage.” Stories are judged by a 3-person team recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual GrandSLAM. Seating limited; arrive early. 7:30–9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), the Blind Pig, 208 S. First. Tickets $15 general admission in advance only at themoth.org beginning 3 weeks before event. patricia@themoth.org.

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“23 Mile”: Cinetopia International Film Festival
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Cinetopia International Film Festival. June 13—23. This Ann Arbor Summer Festival/Cinetopia collaboration features dozens of films—many of them Michigan premieres—screened over 10 days at the Michigan Theater (MI) and State Theatre (State). Includes narrative feature-length films and documentaries that recently premiered at international festivals such as Sundance and Berlin. Tickets $16 (Michigan Theater members, $13); 4-pack, $60 (Michigan Theater members, $45); festival passes, $125-$295 in advance at marquee-arts.org/cinetopia and at the door. The films are listed in order of first screening below. 

June 18 (State) and 21 & 22 (MI): “23 Mile” (Mitch McCabe, 2024). Experimental documentary that follows ordinary Michigan citizens engaged in political activities across the spectrum. 7:45 p.m. (Tues.), 4 p.m. (Fri.), & 7:30 p.m. (Sat.).

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University Skate Collective
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Every Tues. People of all ages are invited to join members of this U-M club on a skate through Ann Arbor streets on rollerblades and roller skates. Skaters must be able to stop, control speed, and avoid obstacles. Weather permitting. 7:30 p.m. gathering. 8 p.m., rollout from Ingalls Mall, 881 North University. Free. Check instagram.com/a2skatenight for announcements.

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“Planetary Pickups”: 8-Ball Movie Night
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facebook.com/8ballmovienight/events. All age 21 and older are invited to watch 2 films each night following a theme, with trivia and games at intermission. Prizes. FREE. Blind Pig (201 S. First St.) on the patio. 9:15 p.m., preshow and mini-golf start at 7 p.m.

June 18: “Planetary Pickups.” Musical comedies about extraterrestrials in love: Voyage of the Rock Aliens (James Fargo, 1984) stars Pia Zadora as a lovelorn high schooler who starts singing in a rock band made up of music-loving aliens, while also contending with a pair of escaped serial killers. Earth Girls Are Easy (Julien Temple, 1988) is a goofy cult classic with an all-star cast about 3 furry aliens who crash-land on Earth and become besotted with human females.

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