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Calendar of Events

Friday, April 27, 2018






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Exhibition on View: Architecture Fellows": The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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William Muschenheim Fellowship - Laida Aguirre
Laida Aguirre is an architectural designer and artist currently based in Los Angeles, CA. She holds a BA from Northeastern University and a Master of Architecture from California Polytechnic Pomona where she is currently Adjunct Faculty at the Department of Architecture.
Walter B. Sanders Fellow - Steven Lauritano
Steven Lauritano is a theorist and historian of architecture and the visual arts. He earned his doctorate from Yale University in December 2016 and is currently completing a book project on Karl Friedrich Schinkel's conception of history, based on the Prussian designer's experimental work with antique remains.
Willard A. Oberdick Fellow - Brittany Utting
Brittany Utting holds a Master of Architecture from Yale University where she received the Sonia Albert Schimberg Prize as outstanding graduating woman and was awarded teaching fellowships under Peter Eisenman and Emmanuel Petit.
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734-764-1300. taubmancollegecommunications@umich.edu https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2018/04/04/exhibition-view-architecture-fellows [map]


 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Rummage Sale: Dixboro United Methodist Church Fundraiser.

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Apr. 26-28. Sale of adult and children's clothing, sporting goods, household items, books, movies, and more.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., DUMC, 5221 Church Rd. Free admission. 665-5632. [map]


 10-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon., 11-11:30 a.m. Westgate.

Tue., 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed., 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations, see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon., 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tue., 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed., 11 a.m.-noon Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 Noon  Free! 

Conservation Café: Science is Beautiful: The Nature Conservancy in Michigan.

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Since 1950, The Nature Conservancy has helped protect more than 380,000 acres in Michigan. Take a virtual tour with Chris May, Restoration Ecologist, as he tells the story of some of our most special places and the techniques used to restore and protect them. We'll also give an inside scoop on two of our latest and greatest protection projects. Complimentary lunch provided.
RSVP by April 23. Provide name(s) of each person attending by emailing michiganrsvp@tnc.org to or by calling 517-316-2260. Space is limited. Find additional programs.
Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. Free. 5173162260. michiganrsvp@nature.org https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/michigan/events/conservation-cafe-april27.xml [map]



 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Movies at the Center": Chelsea Senior Center.

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A chance for seniors to watch a movie with their grandkids. Popcorn.

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Mar. 16: "The Quiet Man"(John Ford, 1952). A retired American boxer returns to the Irish village of his birth and falls in love with a fiery beauty. John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara.

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Mar. 23: "Dunkirk" (Christopher Nolan, 2017). WW2 thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold.

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Mar. 30: "The Longest Ride" (George Tillman, Jr., 2015). Drama (based on the Nicholas Sparks novel) about the ill-fated love affair between a rodeo bullrider and a college student.

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Apr. 6: "Thor: Ragnarok" (Taika Waititi, 2017). Sci-fi superhero flick about the Norse god's race against time to stop the destruction of his world.

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Apr. 13: "Sully" (Clint Eastwood, 2016). Biopic starring Tom Hanks as Chesley Sullenberger, the American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.

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Apr. 20: "Tommy's Honour" (Jason Connery, 2016). Biopic about the complicated relationship between the father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf in Victorian-era Scotland.

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Apr. 27: "The Greatest Showman" (Michael Gracy, 2017). Lavish musical inspired by the colorful life of P.T. Barnum. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron.

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May & Jun. schedule TBA at chelseaseniors.org.

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12:30 p.m. Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free; donations accepted. 475-9242. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1:30, 4, 4:15, 7:15, 7:30, & 10 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.


 3-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
3-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 3:45, 6:45, & 9:45 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]


 4:15 p.m. 

"Foxtrot": State Theatre.

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(Samuel Maoz, 2017). A grieving couple tries to piece together the events that led up to their son's death at a remote military post. Hebrew, subtitles.
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.


 4:30, 7, & 9:15 p.m. 

"You Were Never Really Here": State Theatre.

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(Lynne Ramsay, 2018). Thriller about a veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) who tracks missing girls and stumbles upon a dangerous conspiracy.
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.


 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Genealogy Lock-In": Saline District Library.

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All invited to do genealogy research and connect with other family history enthusiasts. Librarians are on hand to offer guidance.
4:45-9 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

After Hours Magic: The Gathering: Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to play this popular collectible card game. Snacks.
5-6:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

"Cheese 101": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Creamery retail manager Tessie Ives-Wilson discusses and offers taste samples of the 7 major varieties of cheese. Bread & other accompaniments provided.
6-8 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $40. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 6:15-7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Yoga for Success": Isha Foundation.

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Free - open to all
Ages 7 and up
YOGA FOR SUCCESS
How successful you are in life simply depends on how well you use your mind and body. This session offers simple, but powerful yoga postures.
to bring stability and balance.
Benefits:
-can improve memory, concentration, and mental clarity.
-can relieve stress, and anxiety.
-strengthens the spine.
RSVP (313) 451-4742
Ann Arbor Downtown library, 323 S. Fifth Ave, Ann Arbor, Mi. Free. Detroit@Ishausa.org http://isha.sadhguru.org/us-en/isha-usa/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bike-in": Bike-in Ann Arbor.

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Join us for Bike-in! Monthly slow bike rides throughout Ann Arbor for everyone. Last Friday of the month. Post-ride fun with friends, neighbors, and visitors around the community.


Each ride we will begin at the Farmer's Market in Kerrytown at 7pm and wrap up by "biking-in" to a post-ride time together at a local establishment, green space, or other friendly host setting (i.e. Bike-in :: Movie (outdoor), Parlor (ice cream), Picnic (potluck), Garden (beer garden), etc.). Rides will be open and friendly to all. For gathering information, times, locations, riding routes, weather updates, etc. like/follow/visit us on Facebook at @bikeinannarbor. Please practice safe riding and abide by all legal riding rules at all times, especially while riding with a Bike-in community. Be sure to provide your own helmet, riding lights, and other appropriate accessories. Ride safe, be friendly, have fun!
Ann Arbor Farmer's Market, 315 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. bikeinannarbor@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/bikeinannarbor/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Read & Feed Book Club: Dexter District Library.

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All youth in grades 6-12 invited to come prepared for a trivia quiz (with prizes) on a different book each month. Pizza. Mar. 23: The Thief, the first in Megan Whalen Turner's fantasy series about a thief tasked with finding a magical object for a king. Apr. 27: Steelheart, the first in Brandon Sanderson's Reckoners series set in a future dystopia where a young man seeks revenge against superhuman oppressors. May 18: Kingdom Keepers, the first in Ridley Pearson's Disney after Dark series about 5 teens training as theme park guides who find themselves pitted against rogue Disney villains.
7-8 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Falsettos": Horizon Performing Arts.

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Apr. 26-29. Reilly Conlin directs local actors in William Finn and James Lapine's 1992 Tony-winning musical, a mixture of comedy and pathos exploring changes in the tenor of gay life brought about by the arrival of AIDS. The play is actually a melding of two earlier works: "March of the Falsettos," a 1981 farce about a merry-go-round of relationships begun when a man leaves his wife and son for a male lover, and "Falsettoland," a 1991 play about the lives of the same group of characters when one of the men is diagnosed with AIDS.
7 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sat.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $15 in advance at horizon.booktix.com & at the door. 544-8703. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Kubo and the Two Strings": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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(Travis Knight, 2016). Animated action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan about a young boy who must find his dead father's armor in order to defeat a vengeful spirit. Discussion follows.
7 p.m., Jewel Heart Buddhist Center, (1129 Oak Valley Dr. between Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. & Ellsworth). Free. 994-3387.


 7 p.m. 

"Steel Magnolias": Dexter Community Players.

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Apr. 27-29. Dick Danner directs local actors in a dinner theater production of Robert Harling's loving and beloved portrait of eccentricity in the small-town South. Set in a home-based beauty parlor in Chinquapin, Louisiana, the play celebrates the strength of 6 humorous and individualistic women who share light moments and pull together when tragedy strikes.
7 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Columbus Hall, 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. Tickets $39 (students & seniors, $36); includes dinner, dessert, & beverages. Reservations required. dextercommunityplayers.org, 726-0355. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Italian Party": Literati Bookstore.

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College of the Sequoias (CA) English professor Christina Lynch discusses her debut novel, set in 1956 Tuscany, about young American newlyweds whose seemingly sunny lives plunge into the dark heart of Cold War politics. Kirkus Reviews calls it "a spy thriller, comedy of manners, and valentine to Italy" that offers "a sophisticated, nuanced view of love and marriage." Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"The Witchin' Well": Spinning Dot Theater.

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Apr. 27-29. Matthew Elijah and Emily Slomovits direct young local actors in an all-ages production of Irish playwright Joe Brennan's play about a brother and sister who happen upon a wish-granting well. When the brother wishes his sister away, he must brave fantastical beasts, giants, and the wicked witch to bring his sister back. Following an intermission, Spinning Dot's teen apprentices perform and … then he looked at me, L.A. playwright Jose Casas' new play about bullying and gun violence in a middle school. Appropriate for kids age 12 & up.
7 p.m. (Apr. 27) & 1 p.m. (Apr. 28 & 29), U-M Walgreen Drama Center Newman Studio, 1226 Murfin. $10 (kids, $5) suggested donation. 585-5134. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Big Fish": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Thalia Schramm directs this professional theater company in Andrew Lippa and John August's 2013 Broadway musical based on Daniel Wallace's 1998 novel by way of the 2003 Tim Burton film adaptation that August scripted. A man explores the truths behind his father's tall tales of encountering a witch, a giant, a mermaid, and the love of his life. The score draws on the idioms of both Broadway and country music. Stars David Moan, Emmi Bills, and Billy Eric Robinson.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $31 (seniors, $29; youth & groups of 10 or more, $27) on Thurs.; $35 (seniors, $33; youth & groups of 10 or more, $31) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $33 (seniors, $31; youth & groups of 10 or more, $29) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Family Mew-Vie Night": Tiny Lions Lounge & Adoption Center.

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Apr. 13 & 27. Screening of family-friendly animated movies and snuggles with adoptable cats. Films include Pete's Dragon (Apr. 13) and The Lion King (Apr. 27). Popcorn, juice, and water. Kids must be accompanied by an adult (at least 1 for every 3 kids). Bring pillows, sleeping bags, and blankets, if you wish. This event usually sells out.
Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson, ste. A1. $10 in advance at tinylions.org/mewvienights. 661-3575. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"In the Heights": Pioneer High School Theater Guild.

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Apr. 21, 22, & 27-29. Students perform Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes's musical about 3 days in the life of people living in NYC's Hispanic-American Washington Heights neighborhood. The score draws on hip-hop, salsa, and merengue.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium. Tickets $15 (seniors age 65 & over and students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com and at the door. ptguild.org; 994-2120, ext. 38527. [map]
 



 7:30 & 9:55 p.m. 

"Lean on Pete": Michigan Theater.

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(Andrew Haigh, 2018). Drama about a teenager who befriends an aging racehorse. Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi.
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]


 7:45 & 9:35 p.m. 

"Final Portait": Michigan Theater.

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(Stanley Tucci, 2017). Biopic about the unlikely friendship between Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti and American art enthusiast James Lord, who sits for a portrait with Giacometti and learns about the beauty, frustration, and chaos of the artistic process. Armie Hammer, Geoffrey Rush.
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]


 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Matt McClowry: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Apr. 26-28. This Dearborn native is known for his self-deprecating autobiographical observational humor made piquant by an undercurrent of Jobian bewilderment. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $10 (Thurs.) & $13 (Fri. & Sat.) reserved seating in advance, $12 (Thurs.) & $15 (Fri. & Sat.) general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Missy Raines and the New Hip: Green Wood Coffee House (First United Methodist Church).

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). Progressive bluegrass band led by West Virginia bassist Raines, a 7-time winner of the IBMA Bass Player of the Year award. "A seductive amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass, and rock, recalling the earliest platters by Lucinda Williams and Rosanne Cash," writes an Icon Magazine (Philadelphia) reviewer.
8 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. $15 in advance and at the door. 665-8558. [map]


 8 p.m. 

The Cactus Blossoms: The Ark.

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The Everly Brothers-style classic country duo of brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey whose performance of their song "Mississippi" was a musical highlight of Twin Peaks: The Return.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $22 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office and the ark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Breaking (the) News": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Apr. 13, 20, & 27. The League of Pointless Improvisers performs comedic improv inspired by today's news headlines as well as "water form," Pointless' own long-form improv style. The program begins with a set by a guest improv troupe TBA.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.) in advance at pointlessbrew.com & at the door. (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Gruesome Playground Injuries": Kickshaw Theatre.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Apr. 12-29. Lynn Lammers directs this professional local theater company in Rajiv Joseph's 2011 Off-Broadway play, an unconventional love story that follows a relationship over 30 years, from the couple's initial meeting in their elementary school nurse's office. Note: adult language & content.
8 p.m., (Thurs.-Sat.) & 4 p.m. (Sun.), trustArt Studios, 7885 Jackson, ste. 1. Tickets $25 (students, $10; Apr. 12, pay what you can) in advance at showclix.com/event/gruesome & at the door. 203-0556. [map]


 8 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]


 8 p.m. 

"The 39 Steps": Brass Tacks Ensemble.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Apr. 20-29. Ethan Gibney directs this local troupe in Patrick Barlow's 2005 farce, a spoof of Hitchcock's 1935 mistaken-identity thriller, set in London, featuring a bored-with-life playboy who unexpectedly finds himself involved in risky espionage. The action is an almost continuous series of quick-changes, as 4 actors play a multitude of parts. Cast: Daniel Bizer-Cox, Isaac Ellis, Dory Mead, & Maegan Murphy.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Children's Creative Center, 1600 Pauline. Tickets $15 (students with ID, $5) in advance via email to BTEreservations@gmail.com and by calling 926-5376, and at the door. btensemble.org. [map]


 8 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]



 9 p.m.  Free! 

Karaoke: Bel-Mark Lanes.

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Bel-Mark Lanes, 3530 Jackson Road. Free. No cover charge.. 734-994-8433. ladyofthelanes@belmarklanes.com belmarklanes.com [map]



 9 p.m. 

"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. 11:30 p.m.-1 a.m. is blues dancing. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). 417-9857. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Cedars

Local jazz ensemble led by tenor saxophonist-composer Dan Bennett. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Froggy Fresh

All ages admitted. Comic hip-hop MC who came to fame under his former stage name Krispy Kreme with the YouTube video "The Baddest." Opening act is Plethora, a Flint comic rock trio. $15 ($18 at the door). 7-11 p.m. [venue info]

Club Above: After Hours Radio

Local funk-rock quintet. Opening act is Kanem X & the May Moons, a local hard rock trio. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Matt Styles

DJ with an eclectic mix of music. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Jay Stielstra Trio

Folk-country originals by this veteran local singer-songwriter, a mainstay of the local folk scene since the early 70s who is most widely known as the author of Tittabawassee Jane and other Michigan-based folk musicals. He is accompanied by vocalist Judy Banker and bassist Dave Roof. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Persuasion

Versatile Detroit R&B dance band. [venue info]

Live: Drivin' Sideways Drivin’ Sideways

Veteran local band fueled by Pontiac Pete Ferguson's alternately soulful and ornery vocals. Their country-based repertoire still features lots of classic honky-tonk, but they also cover everyone from Chuck Berry and Johnny Burnette to the Beatles and James Brown. With guitarist Tyler Stipe, bassist Pat Prouty, drummer Mark Newbound, and keyboardist Jim King. 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Dan Orcutt

Veteran local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Steve Nardella Rock 'n' Roll Trio Steve Nardella Rock ’n’ Roll Trio

Ann Arbor's most passionate and compelling roots-rocker performs fiercely cathartic, blues-drenched reworkings of rock 'n' roll and rockabilly classics and obscure gems, along with some authentic Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker blues. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: The Switchbacks The Switchbacks

Local hard-rocking country and blues quintet fronted by vocalist Janet Benson. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: John Latini

Acoustic rock-based originals by this popular veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter. His new CD, The Blues Just Makes Me Feel Good, is a collection of soul-infused R&B songs. [venue info]

 
 


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