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Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 8, 2018






 
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 12:01 & 12:30 a.m. & 1, 1:30, 4, 4:30, 6:30, 7, 9 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Isle of Dogs": State Theatre.

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(Wes Anderson, 2018). Stop-motion animated comedy set in near-future Japan about a boy searching for his lost dog.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 12:15 a.m. & 4:15 & 7:15 p.m. 

"Flower": State Theatre.

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(Max Winkler, 2018). Darkly comic coming-of-age story about a teen girl who enlists her friends to entrap a high school teacher whom they believe to be a pedophile. Zoey Deutch, Adam Scott.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 8 a.m. 

"The Big House 5K": U-M Athletic Department.

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5-km run/walk through campus ending in Michigan Stadium. Awards for overall male & female winners, and for male & female winners in 3 senior (ages 40+, 50+, & 60+) age divisions. A portion of proceeds donated to local charities.
8 a.m., S. State at Ocker Field (just north of Stadium). $45 in advance at mgoblue.com/bighouse5k. bighouse5k@umich.edu.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Nature Photo Walk: Sierra Club Crossroads Group.

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Photographer Tony Pitts leads a 3-mile hike to look at blooming wildflowers, wetlands, meadows, and woods. Bring a camera or camera phone, if you wish.
10 a.m., LeFurge Woods Nature Preserve, 2367 N. Prospect, Superior Twp. Free. (248) 444-7064. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Monster Ann Arbor Record & CD Collector's Show": Rerun Records.

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Popular fair with more than 50 dealers from a half dozen states selling rare and collectible used records and CDs, as well as hard-to-find new releases. Includes every popular music genre, along with rock music books, rock videos, posters, and assorted popular culture memorabilia. Food and beverages for sale. Patrons may bring in a small number of records to sell.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. $3 admission (children age 10 & under, free). For information or to reserve a dealer table, contact Rod Branham at 604-2540. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Monster Ann Arbor Record & CD Collector's Show": Rerun Records.

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Popular fair with more than 50 dealers from a half dozen states selling rare and collectible used records and CDs, as well as hard-to-find new releases. Includes every popular music genre, along with rock music books, rock videos, posters, and assorted popular culture memorabilia. Food and beverages for sale. Patrons may bring in a small number of records to sell.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. $3 admission (children age 10 & under, free). For information or to reserve a dealer table, contact Rod Branham at 604-2540. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Weekend Morning Movies": Quality 16.

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Mar. 30-Apr. 1: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" (David Bowers, 2017). Comedy about a kid who derails his family's road trip in a scheme to get to a video gaming convention.

Apr. 6-8: "The Star" (Timothy Reckart, 2017). Animated retelling of the Christmas story from the perspective of a brave donkey and his animal friends.

Apr. 13-15: "Wonder" (Stephen Chbosky, 2017). Inspiring drama about a 5th grader with extreme facial differences who attends a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson.

Apr. 20-22: "The Emoji Movie" (Tony Leondis, 2017). Animation about a meh emoji who rebels against the rule that emojis must have only one facial expression.

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10 a.m., 3686 Jackson. $1 (Frequent Moviegoer Club members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Worship Service: Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.

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The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation is an open and inclusive community within the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. We're rooted in the Anglican tradition, nourished by contemplative practice, and committed to service and advocacy.
Our work together as a church is all about connecting lives, transforming faith, and working for justice.
Come as you are. Whoever you are. Wherever you are on your journey. We don't have a dress code. And we don't have any expectations or requirements about what you need to believe in order to be welcome here.
Our church community is a diverse one - in age, race, and family structure. We welcome non-traditional families, including single parent, adoptive, multi-racial, and families headed by same-sex couples.
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 3257 Lohr Rd. Free. 734-769-7900. http://incarnationannarbor.org/ [map]



 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. beginning Apr. 8. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts, usually with a different theme each week. Free balloons for kids on opening day. Apr. 22: Earth Day. The market features reused, reusable, earth-friendly, and organic items, and Fairview Studios owner Joan Hutchinson demonstrates how to make a wheel of life out of feathers and a circle of vines.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Religion and Neuroscience": First United Methodist Church Conversations About Science and Religion.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by local pharmacologist Erik Wong, of chapter 6 of Claremont School of Theology professor Philip Clayton's Religion and Science: The Basics.
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., FUMC Calkins Hall, 120 S. State. Free. 662-4536. [map]


 Noon 

U-M Women's Lacrosse.

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Mar. 5: Stony Brook. 5 p.m.

Mar. 17: Ohio State. Noon.

Mar. 25: Detroit Mercy. 1 p.m.

Mar. 31: Maryland. 3 p.m.

Apr. 8: Johns Hopkins. Noon.

Apr. 21: East Carolina. 3 p.m.
Various times (see listing), U-M Lacrosse Stadium, 2500 S. State. $6. 764-0247. [map]


 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Comparative Cupping": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's Coffee staff offer taste samples of coffees from around the world using the tools and techniques of professional tasters.
Noon-2 p.m., Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. Reservations required. 929-6060. [map]


 Noon 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsmen's League.

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All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $4.50 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 12:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Seekers Series: Information about Ann Arbor Quakers": Ann Arbor Friends Meeting.

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Informal gathering to provide information to those interested in knowing more about Quakers (The Society of Friends). The topic for April 8th is "Quakers: Who Are We?" For April 22nd, 2 speakers will discuss their process of becoming "Attender to Member". Light refreshments provided. We will meet in the living room of Quaker House. Feel free to ask anyone there for its location.
Quaker House, 1420 Hill Street. Free. open to the public. 734 761-7435. billriccobono@gmail.com http://www.annarborfriends.org/ [map]


 12:55 p.m. 

"Giselle": Fathom Events.

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Broadcast of the Bolshoi Ballet production of Adolphe Adam's classic ballet, with choreography by Yuri Grigorovich. When a gentle peasant girl dies of a broken heart after her aristocratic lover betrays her, she returns as a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death. Stars Svetlana Zakharova and Sergei Polunin.
12:55 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $17 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 827-2863 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 1-4 p.m. 

10th Annual Boxcar Derby and Picnic: Phi Delta Theta/Ann Arbor Active Against ALS (A2A3).

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Teams of 1-3 drivers of all ages invited to compete in a boxcar (aka soapbox) derby race in age 9 & under classic car, age 10 & up open classic car, and age 16 & older divisions. All encouraged to build their own car; some prebuilt cars available to borrow. BBQ picnic & refreshments available. Proceeds benefit ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) research. Spectators welcome (donations appreciated).
1-4 p.m., E. Keech (north entrance to U-M Stadium). $40-$50 per team entry fee. Preregistration strongly recommended at activeagainstals.org/events/boxcar-derby. 657-1498.


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Shape Note Singing: Ann Arbor Sacred Harp.

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(Note: The June meeting has been moved to a U-M Music School Moore Bldg. (1100 Baits) location TBA.)

All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Songbooks available, but singers encouraged to bring their own.

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1-4 p.m., The Ark (except June 10), 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. cawolfe@umich.edu. 678-7549, 663-0262. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Tour: Kempf House Museum.

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Guided tours of this restored 19th-century Greek Revival home, named for the family of German American musicians who occupied it circa 1900.
1-4 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations accepted. 994-4898. [map]


 1-4 p.m. 

U-M Detroit Observatory.

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Half-hour docent-guided tours of photographs and artifacts in this restored 19th-century observatory museum. Also, a chance to pull the rope and rotate the telescope dome.
1-4 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. $5 suggested donation (U-M students, free). 764-3482. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters: Kangaroos!": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show Maybelline and Tulip the kangaroos on the conservancy's Stone Stage (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, cougar feedings (1:30 & 4:30 p.m.) and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including prairie dogs, giant tortoises, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $8 (kids ages 2-12, $6; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]


 1-1:40 p.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Robinsongs for Kids director Robin Robinson presents a program of music and movement for babies through 5-year-olds, accompanied by an adult.
1-1:40 p.m., AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-4200.


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. (Apr. 8, 15, & 22); AADL Traverwood (Apr. 29). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Engaging with Art": UMMA.

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Every Sun. beginning Apr. 8. Docent-led tour of the UMMA collection, with themes based on the docent's interests.
1-2 p.m., UMMA, meet at the Museum Store, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 1 & 3 p.m. 

"Professor Ray's Everyday Science: ChemMystery": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Apr. 7 & 8. Interactive chemistry demos and experiments.
1 & 3 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 1, 4, & 7:30 p.m. 

"The Leisure Seeker": Michigan Theater.

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(Paolo Virtzì, 2018). Comedic drama starring Helen Mirren & Donald Sutherland as a roadtripping couple traveling from Boston to Key West in an RV they call "the Leisure Seeker."
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"The Truth and a Lie": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Nationally acclaimed local storyteller La'Ron Williams presents a program of music and stories emphasizing the importance of telling the truth. For grades K-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 1:15, 3:45, 6:45, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Black Panther": State Theatre.

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(Ryan Coogler, 2018). The much anticipated superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 1:15, 3:45, & 7:15 p.m. 

"The Death of Stalin": Michigan Theater.

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(Armando Iannucci, 2017). Satire depicting the frantic power struggle that ensued after Stalin's death. Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buschemi.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 1:30 p.m. 

"Hand in Hand Parenting Starter Class": Catherine Fischer, Certified Hand in Hand Parenting Instructor.

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This six-week class led by Certified Hand in Hand Parenting Instructor Catherine Fischer will help you to reduce stress in your family and help you better understand how children's emotions work.
You will learn new ways to respond to tantrums, how to set limits effectively with both warmth and firmness and new ways to connect with your children through play.
Parents have found these tools helpful with aggression, whining, power struggles, bedwetting, sleep problems, shyness and helping children with specific fears, as well as increasing the parents' own confidence and enjoyment of their children and of parenting.
The class fee includes a manual and a set of "Listening to Children" booklets for each class member or couple.
Great Oak Cohousing, 500 Little Lake Drive. $210 per person or $335 per couple.. 734-395-5244. catherine@supportforgrowingfamilies.com www.SupportForGrowingFamilies.com [map]



 2 & 7 p.m. 

"Grease": Fathom Events.

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Apr. 8 & 11. (Randal Kleiser, 1978). 40th-anniversary screening of the classic John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John musical. With commentary by Turner Classic Movies hosts.
2 & 7 p.m., Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. $8.25-$10.50. 973-8424. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"The Devil's Music": Theatre NOVA.

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Theatre NOVA presents the Michigan premiere of this hit Off-Broadway musical celebration of the legendary Bessie Smith, whose life was as large and outrageous as her talent. The Devil's Music re- imagines Bessie's final electrifying evening after she and her band are turned away by a whites-only theatre. This is a musical celebration not to be missed, packed with a trove of Bessie's all-time hits-songs like "I Ain't Got Nobody," "St. Louis Blues," and "Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do." Featuring K Edmonds and Brian Buckner.Directed by Lynch Travis.
The production team includes Forrest Hejkal (scenic design), Daniel C. Walker (lighting) and Michelle Resnick (stage manager).
Tickets are $25, and Theatre NOVA continues its commitment to make theatre accessible by offering pay-what-you-can tickets for those who need them. For tickets, visit TheatreNOVA.org, call 734-635-8450 (Tuesdays through Fridays from noon until 3 p.m.), or buy them in person at the box office one hour before showti
Theatre NOVA, 410 W Huron St. $25, Pay-What-You-Can ticket available. 734-635-8450. a2theatrenova@gmail.com http://www.theatrenova.org [map]



 2 p.m.  Free! 

"When You Hit a Brick Wall, Hit the Genealogical Research Checklist': Ypsilanti District Library.

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Join genealogist Katherine R. Willson for help with family research. Learn to create a timeline, compare it to the comprehensive genealogical research checklist, consult your correspondence logs and locate gaps in your research to focus on next steps that can break
down your brick wall. Co-sponsored by the Ypsilanti Historical Society and the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110. skonen@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org/events [map]



 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

Tai Chi: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Lecture-demo of how the five elements-earth, air, fire, water, and metal-inform basic Tai Chi movements.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Angels in America: Millennium Approaches": U-M Theatre Department.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Mar. 29-Apr. 8. U-M theatre professor Daniel Cantor directs U-M drama students in the first half of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1991 2-play series that can fairly be said to have redefined modern American theater. Subtitled "A Gay Fantasia on National Themes," Angels in America is an ambitious, sprawling, fantastic spectacle examining Reagan-era politics, religion, the AIDS plague, and the timeless questions of love, courage, and death. The drama centers around one HIV-positive man, his friends and loved ones, and the various presences who haunt him, including angelic messengers and the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $30 (students, $12) in advance at the Michigan League Box Office or at smtd.umich.edu, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 764-2538. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Detroit '67": EMU Theatre Department.

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Apr. 6-8 & 12-15. EMU theatre professor Wallace Bridges directs EMU drama students in U-M theatre alum Dominique Morisseau's award-winning 2014 drama about race and family set during the 1967 riot. A pair of African American siblings run a basement speakeasy to make ends meet, but their disagreement over a shared inheritance explodes when a white woman stumbles into their bar. "More than a gimmick or a metaphor, Detroit '67 effectively captures a community coming to grips with its history and its future," writes the Detroit Free Press.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), EMU Sponberg Theater, Ford St. (off Lowell from Huron River Dr.), Ypsilanti. Tickets $15 (seniors & students, $12) in advance and at the door. 487-2282.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: Sing a Song of Sixpence with Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

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30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m., Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-3115. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Kid Engineers": AADL Downtown Secret Lab.

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All kids in grades 1-5 accompanied by a caregiver invited to help design & build their own balloon-powered car. Also, design your own creation using provided materials.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers": U-M Opera Program.

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Apr. 7 & 8. U-M opera and music students present 17th-century French composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier's rarely performed 2-act chamber opera about Orpheus's descent into the Underworld to save his wife Eurydice. French; supertitles.
8 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits, North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Minecraft Workshop": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. All kids in grades 3-8 invited to try out this popular computer game that involves constructing things with virtual blocks to work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown training center. Free. 327-4555. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Red Circle: Designing Japan in Contemporary Posters": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of 1980s Japanese graphic design posters that were meant to change Japan's global image. The exhibit also includes works by Paul Rand, a graphic designer who created the IBM THINK promotional campaign.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Mar. 29-May 26. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of David MacGregor's drama that imagines the Victorian super sleuth solving a case for the as-yet-undiscovered artistic genius Vincent van Gogh. Dr. Watson and Irene Adler join Sherlock in uncovering the audacious crime. Note: adult language & content. Cast: Mark Colson, Paul Stroili, Sarab Kamoo, Tom Whalen, Rusty Mewha, and Caitlin Cavannaugh.
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]


 2 p.m. 

"The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Mar. 30-Apr. 29. Lynch Travis directs the Michigan premiere of Angelo Parra's hit 2001 Off-Broadway musical about this "Empress of the Blues" set on the eve of her death in 1937. Rebuffed by a "Whites Only" establishment, she takes the stage at a gin joint and shares stories from her life and career. Features 13 of Smith's most famous songs, including "I Ain't Got Nobody," "St. Louis Blues," and "Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do." Stars K Edmonds.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets are $20 or pay what you can afford, in advance at theatrenova.org and (if available) at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Vignettes of the Michigan 17th in the Civil War": Saline Area Historical Society.

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Talk by Bill Christin.
2 p.m., Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple, Saline. 429-5450. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

University and Campus Bands: U-M School of Music.

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The bands perform separate programs. Giovani Briguente conducts the Campus "Maize" Band in Gillingham's At Morning's First Light, Cross's Looking at the Stars, Paulson's Heartland, Van der Roost's Rikudim, and Navarro's Jumper Clarinet with clarinetist Nick Thompson. Andrea Brown conducts the Campus "Blue" Band in Daugherty's Vulcan, Grainger's "Children's March," Ticheli's An American Elegy, Biedenbender's Melodious Thunk, and Fillmore's Rolling Thunder. The University Band performs Grainger's Lincolnshire Posy, Reed's La Fiesta Mexicana, Bilik's Introspectus Et Exulte, and Marquez's Danzon no. 2.
3 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Building a Shared Society": Hand in Hand Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel.

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Two recent high school grads, 1 Arab and 1 Jewish, discuss this growing school system and how it shaped their ideas.
3 p.m., Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard. Free. handinhandmichigan@gmail.com, 276-8426. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
3-5 p.m., AADL 4th-floor meeting rm. (Apr. 8, 15, & 22); AADL Traverwood (Apr. 29). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3:15-4:30 p.m. 

"Hula Hoop Foundations": A2 Aviary.

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Learn the foundational moves so important to hoop dance, hoop fitness and circus hooping. All levels are welcome; this class is fabulous for beginner students and a wonderful way for more experienced hoopers to reclaim on the body hooping, tighten up the basics and sweat!
No hoop? No problem! Pre-made dance hoops and lightweight polypros will be available for purchase.Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
The Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 3:15-4:15 p.m. 

Shakti Flow Workshop: A2 Aviary.

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Shakti Flow is a movement, a practice, a way of life. Inspired by yoga, dance, and functional fitness, it is an invigorating practice that blends these elements. Below what we can physically see, these movements are cleansing and opening our chakras, building solid foundations while nudging us to step out of our comfort zones. This practice will challenge you no matter what your experience in yoga or fitness, guaranteed to awaken the inner God or Goddess that resides within us all. Please bring a yoga mat, a towel, and plenty of water. Come ready to let your hair down and shake what your mama gave you! We're going to heat things up and shake things out!
Prereqs: An open mind and a willingness to shake it!
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Sr, Suite A. $18. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 4 p.m.  Free! 

12th Annual FestiFools.

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This popular gigantic public art parade down Main Street features magnificent, huge, bizarre papier-mâché puppets. To participate, email wonderfoolproductions@gmail.com. Those who wish to join the Ann Arbor District Library's fish-themed group of marchers and musicians are invited to wear purple, blue, or green and meet in the library lobby (343 S. Fifth Ave.) at 3:30 p.m. to march over to the parade (instruments and ocean-themed costumes encouraged).
4-5 p.m., Main between William and Washington. Free. wonderfoolproductions.org, 763-7550. [map]


 4 p.m. 

Artemis Quartet: University Musical Society.

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This high-energy Berlin-based string quartet performs with "fullness of sound, delineated structure, and unparalleled drama," says a Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung review. Program: Mozart's Quartet No. 23 in F Major, Bartók's Quartet No. 2, and Schumann's Quartet No. 1 in A Minor.
4 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $24-$46 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or you can bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 p.m. 

Dexter Kennedy: Ypsilanti Pipe Organ Festival.

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This acclaimed Grosse Pointe organist, a fiery player who won the 2014 Grand Prix de Chartres d'Interprétation, performs works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Tournemire, Langlais, Dupré, Pierné, Boëly, Smyth, and Ritter.
4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. Free will offering. 482-1525. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Percussion Ensemble: U-M School of Music.

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Apr. 7 & 8. Program TBA. Note: limited seating; early arrival recommended.
8 p.m. (Sat.) & 4 p.m. (Sun.), U-M Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

"Painted Lady: Stage Makeup Workshop": A2 Aviary.

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Learn bombshell stage makeup techniques for fabulous nights and glamorous days Veteran of the stage, Vivacious Miss Audacious, is an independent, globe trotting showgirl based out of Michigan. She's the founder and producer of Shimmy Shack Burlesque and the internationally touring Luxotica Lounge Cabaret! In this 2 hour workshop, she will share her tips and tricks to achieve a professional make up look perfect for the stage, special events, or every day. Explore sculpting killer brows, learn to blend like a pro, master false eyelash application, discover how to keep your pout perfect all night, explore glitter techniques and more! ** All genders welcome! **
Please bring a fresh (makeup free) face that has been moisturized, your makeup kit (brushes, too!) and a set of false eyelashes.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $35. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 4:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi for Kids: Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 4:30 p.m. 

"Marianne & Juliane": Michigan Theater.

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(Margarethe von Trotta, 1981). Two sisters-one a journalist, the other a terrorist-both fight for women's rights. When the terrorist is jailed, the journalist feels obligated to help her despite their philosophical differences. German, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5 p.m. 

"Cocktail Class: All About Bitters": Tammy's Tastings.

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Just what are these "bitters" things anyway? Can a dash really make a difference? This class will focus on this essential cocktail ingredient, from the classics like Angostura and Peychaud's to the many modern creations. Our guest speaker will be Mike Fair from Michigan's own Black Ink Bitters, who'll be on hand to provide samples and talk about the creative process.
Your booking includes light snacks (pretzels, nuts). The Last Word is closed during the class, so no food service is available. The class includes a combination of history and stories, technique instruction, and hands-on making of cocktails. Plus sampling, of course! Total consumption is equivalent to 1.5-2 cocktails per person over the 90-120 minute class.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $45. 7342763215. tammylc@tammystastings.com http://www.tammystastings.com/events/cocktail-class-all-about-bitters-2/ [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
5 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

"Coloring with Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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All age 12 & up invited to color while interacting with adoptable cats. Snacks, soda, and coloring supplies provided.
5:30-7:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $10. Preregistration recommended at tinylions.org/coloringwithcats. 661-3575. [map]


 6-7 p.m. 

"Restorative Yin Yoga": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Designed to be stress relieving and focus specifically on restorative breathing, this class will help you sleep better and improve your overall flexibility. Restorative Yoga at Better Living Fitness in Ann Arbor is a great way to ease out of the weekend.
Join us on Facebook for more information about our classes and general health and fitness: https://www.facebook.com/BetterLivingAnnArbor
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $20 walk-in. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]


 6 p.m. 

Euchre Tournament.

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Every Sun. All invited to play 5 euchre games of 12 hands each. No partner necessary. 6 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. sarah.aami@gmail.com
6 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. sarah.aami@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Golden Apple Award Lecture: U-M Hillel.

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Presentation of this student-selected award for outstanding teaching to U-M sociology professor Sandra Levitsky. Traditionally winners give the lecture they would want to give if it were the last of their career.
7 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free. 548-6271. [map]


 7-10 p.m. 

Milonga: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Sun. Tango dance party. Preceded at 6 p.m. by a lesson ($5; free for dance attendees).
7-10 p.m., Agave Tequila Bar, 211 N. Main. $10. sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Orpheus Singers: U-M School of Music.

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Grad students conduct this student choir in Britten's Five Flower Songs, Lauridsen's Mid-Winter Songs, Stanford's "The Blue Bird," Elgar's "As torrents in summer," MacMillan's "The Gallant Weaver," and Kirchner's "Hallelujah." With pianist Scott VanOrnum.
7 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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Apr. 8 & 22. Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. Singers and players of all acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by local veteran musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The 2nd Sunday of each month features a focus song, followed by jamming. The 4th Sunday features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming. Also, on Apr. 15, there is a session for songwriters to try out their new work and get critiques.
7-9 p.m., Great Oak Cohousing commons area, 500 Little Lake Dr. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at Meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 998-9353. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Camino Real": U-M Residential College Drama Concentration.

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Apr. 7 & 8. U-M drama lecturer Kate Mendeloff directs RC students in Tennessee Williams' one-act play about an American ex-prizefighter who arrives in an unnamed South or Central American town and meets a variety of surreal characters from history, myth, and literature over the course of 10 hallucinatory scenes.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free, but limited seating. Metered parking. 647-4354. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"May Fools": Michigan Theater.

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(Louis Malle, 1990). Gentle comedy about a family gathered at a countryside home in 1968, on the eve of the French student rebellion. French, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Jesse Cook: The Ark.

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Rumba-flamenco fusion by this Canadian guitar virtuoso known for his challenging, intricately expressive original compositions and for his high-powered live shows. His influential 2000 CD, Free Fall, features a characteristic mix of breakneck dancescapes and pensive ballads, along with the remarkable "On Walks the Night," a song that, according to Jazziz reviewer Jonathan Widran, "practically creates a whole new genre--hip-hop gypsy."
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $40 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office and the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

"8 Pointless Minutes: A Long Form Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All invited to form groups to perform an 8-minute improv sketch. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Little Mermaid": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Dive-In Movie.

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All invited to float in Mack Pool for a family-oriented screening of the 1989 Disney animated classic adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. Bring an inner tube, if you like.
8:30 p.m., Mack Indoor Pool, 715 Brooks. $5 (youth age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & older, $4). 794-6237. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. except Apr. 1. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary. Preceded at 7 p.m. by beginning lessons and practice.
8-10 p.m., Michigan Union Pendleton Room (Apr. 8 & 22) Rogel Ballroom (Apr. 15 & 29), $5 ($10 includes lessons). 763-6984. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton: The Ark.

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Self-styled "North Americana and outsider folk" by these 2 founding members of the acclaimed Vancouver-based alt-folk vocal trio Be Good Tanyas recently released their debut as a duo, Wildflower Blues, a collection of originals and covers of songs ranging across a wide spectrum of genres ragtime and jazz to rural blues and rock 'n' roll. Allmusic.com writer James Monger calls it "both intensely personal and charmingly aloof, an equilibrium that can only be attained via the weathered hearts of old friends."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office and the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 9:15 p.m. 

"The Shape of Water": Michigan Theater.

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(Guillermo del Toro, 2017). Otherworldly Cold War-era drama about a lonely mute woman who develops a romantic connection with a creature that is the subject of secret government experiments.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz

Local jazz ensemble led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Old Town: Jud Branam & Kevin Brown

Local alt-country duo, both singer-songwriters from Corndaddy whose music mixes equal parts of Gram Parsons and Uncle Tupelo. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Heather Black Project

Vintage jazz and blues by an ensemble led by Heather Schwartz, a talented local singer whose vocal style also reflects gospel, R&B, soul, and hip-hop influences. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

This local 10-piece big band is one of the few to specialize in the old- time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Arrangements by the renowned early-jazz pianist James Dapogny and tubaist Chris Smith. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]

 
 


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