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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, May 9, 2018






 
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 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Horse Shows: Hunter Jumper Association of Michigan.

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May 2-6, 9-13, & 16-20. English riding and jumping competitions at the state level. Spectators welcome to bring picnics.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, 11500 Glenn at Katz, Grass Lake. Free. (561) 723-6287. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads. Call if it's raining or the temperatures are below 50.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, 10101 Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 663-5060. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"A2 Early Morning Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Pace & destination TBA.
8 a.m. (9 a.m. in Sept.), meet at Bird Hills Park parking lot, 1900 Newport Rd Free. 996-8440. [map]


 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

"Vinyasa Flow Yoga": Better Living Fitness Center.

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Better Living Fitness of Ann Arbor has designed this class to be a challenging yoga workout! In Vinyasa flow, you will be focusing on linking your breath with movement in order to create a dynamic flow of postures. Are you experienced or looking for a challenge, Vinyasa Flow may be the class for you! (This is not one of our Yoga classes for beginners).
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. 734-747-0123. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 9:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. 

Coffee Break: Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.

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Every Tues. (when Ann Arbor Public Schools are in session), Sept. 10-May 13. All women invited to study the Bible with other American and international women in small, informal groups. Also, Bible stories and fun activities for preschoolers, and child care provided for babies.
9:30-11:15 a.m. & 1:15-2:45 p.m., Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, 1717 Broadway. $25 for the year. 665-0105. [map]


 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

"In the Garden - Pottery Inspired by Nature": Yourist Studio Gallery.

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To welcome spring we are filling our gallery with a bounty of practical and artful ceramic ware for your garden. Yourist resident artists and selected students have been busily producing an abundance of garden-related pieces to adorn your garden. It's the perfect opportunity to get ready for summer and also to find a memorable gift for Mother's Day. From bird baths, feeders, and houses to garden gems, luminaria, planters, vases, wind chimes, and even toad houses, you'll find a selection of charming ceramic pieces to enliven your garden this year.
Come join us in our garden of earthy delights and let's get growing!
Opening Reception
Friday, May 4
5:00 to 8:00 pm
And the celebration continues on Saturday, May 5, from 10 am-6 pm. The show runs through June 18.
Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free. 734-662-4914. kay@youristpottery.com http://www.youristpottery.com/ [map]



 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.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. except May 28. 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.


 11 a.m.-noon  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. except May 28. 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.


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Harpsichord Masterclass with Edward Parmentier: Historical Keyboard Society of North America.

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University of Michigan Professor Emeritus Edward Parmentier will give a harpsichord masterclass for selected students. Open to the public as auditors.
Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan, Earl V. Moore building, 1100 Baits Dr. Free. 734-764-0583. historicalkeyboardsociety.org [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Wool Gathering": Ann Arbor District Library.

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May 7, 9, 21, & 22. All grade 6-adult invited to bring their knitting & crochet project and interact with fellow crafters. Other fiber-based artists welcome.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab (May 7 & 21) & 3-5 p.m., AADL Pittsfield (May 9 & 22). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3:45 & 9:15 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]


 4, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Back to Burgundy": Michigan Theater.

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(Cédric Klapisch, 2018). Family drama about 3 adult siblings who must reconnect to save the family vineyard. French, subtitles.
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, 6:15, & 9 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.


 4:15 & 7:15 p.m. 

"Itzhak": Michigan Theater.

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(Alison Chernick, 2017). Documentary about the life of Itzhak Perlman, the world's foremost violin virtuoso.
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, 6:45, & 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.


 4:30, 6:30, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Tully": State Theatre.

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(Jason Reitman, 2018). Diablo Cody-penned comedy about an overwhelmed suburban mother of 3 (Charlize Theron) who forms an unexpected bond with the nanny hired for her by her wealthy brother.
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.


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate-paced 25-mile ride and a slow-paced ride, 13-16 miles, both on the B2B Trail. Now in its 42nd year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
5:30 p.m. sharp, meet in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Broad and Grand, Dexter. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Dog & Suds Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]


 6 & 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to play in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive; Fri., 6:30 p.m., casual), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), and booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m., competitive) decks. Bring your own cards for casual tournaments. Also, the 2-person card game Netrunner (free) at 6 p.m. on Mondays.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon.-Wed., except Dec. 24 & 25. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m., 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 5700 Jackson (Tues.), and 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues.), 548-6299 (Wed.). [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"MakerChelsea: Frosting with a Flourish: Mother's Day Cupcake Decorating": Chelsea District Library.

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Cakes by Zuzana owner Zuzana Wiseley presents a hands-on introduction to decorating cakes and cupcakes. For age 15 & older. Supplies provided.
6:30-8 p.m., CDL McKune Rm., 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 6:45 p.m. 

"Lean on Pete": Michigan Theater.

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(Andrew Haigh, 2018). Drama about a teenager who befriends an aging racehorse. ChloŽ 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Start Your Own Cottage Food Business": Ann Arbor Area SCORE.

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How to start your own food business in your kitchen. Topics include: Check list for starting your Business, Frequently asked questions, Product and production information, Labeling requirements, and selling to the public. How to grow to a food processor including licensing requirements kitchen safety and requirements, packaging requirements. Business start up issues like organization, marketing, social media and financing.
Register at
http://ssldl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=2467&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2018/05/01
Salem-South Lyon District Library, 9800 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon. Free. annarborscore@scorevolunteer.org https://annarborarea.score.org [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Book Discussions: Saline District Library.

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All adults invited. Apr. 11: Mr. Rochester, Sarah Shoemaker's retelling of Jane Eyre from Rochester's point of view. Shoemaker is in attendance. May 9: Thank You for Your Service, David Finkel's book based on interviews with veterans of recent U.S. wars.
7 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan History Lectures: Dexter District Library.

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Apr. 5 and May 9 & 16. Slide-illustrated talks. Q&A. Apr. 5: "Carnegie Libraries in Michigan." Detroit historian Paul Vachon discusses Andrew Carnegie's life and the 61 public libraries he funded in Michigan. May 9: "Forgotten Detroit." Vachon tells several lesser-known stories from Detroit's history. May 16: "Grand River Avenue: From Detroit to Lake Michigan." Local historians Jon Milan and Gail Offen discuss the history of this highway that began as a Native American trail.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Toastmasters Meeting: Sweetwaters Toastmasters Meeting.

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Toastmasters is an international group devoted to helping each other grow in our abilities to give speeches. The Sweetwaters Toastmasters Club meets twice monthly. We are a fun and friendly group! Toastmasters also helps you develop leadership skills if you wish to do that. Come as many times as you want for free, and decide later if you want to join. In the meantime, come make new friends and have fun!
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea on Washington Street, 123 West Washington Street. Free. 323-286-3999. https://www.facebook.com/groups/TMSweet/ [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 8 copies of your work to share.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7-8:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Meditation and Anxiety Management for Teens": Ann Arbor District Library.

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May 9 & 30. Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant leads participants in grades 6-12 in a series of guided meditations. Bring a blanket or pillow, if you like.
7-8:15 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Perfect Pies & Tarts": Ann Arbor District Library.

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People's Food Co-op head baker Keegan Rodgers talks about the difference between pies and tarts, their different fillings and crusts, and how to make pie dough. Recipes. For grade 6-adult.
People's Food Co-op head baker Keegan Rodgers talks about the difference between pies and tarts, their different fillings and crusts, and how to make pie dough. Recipes. For grade 6-adult.


 7 p.m. 

"Pinch a Pot into Shape": Literati Bookstore Local Learning Series.

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Yourist Studio ceramics teacher Nancy Bulkley leads participants in a clay craft.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. $15. Preregistration required at literatibookstore.com/local-learning-literati. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Puffs": Fathom Events.

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Broadcast of this Off Broadway production of Matt Cox's play, an affectionate parody of the Harry Potter world, that revolves around nerdy students navigating what the subtitle calls "Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic."
7 p.m., Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Tickets $17 at fathomevents.com/events. 827-2863. [map]


 7:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Garden Problems": Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Talk by USDA researcher Linda Hanson. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a potluck (bring a dish to pass).
7:15 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 769-1052, 274-0773. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Historical Keyboard Society of North America.

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May 9-12. Four days of concerts showcasing harpsichord, carillon, and other keyboard instruments. Tonight: Pianists Matthew Bengtson and Penelope Crawford, harpsichordist Joseph Gascho, and organist Kola Owolabi--all U-M music faculty--perform Bach's Concerto for Four Harpsichords. The program also includes Schubert lieder with guest soprano Ellen Hargis, Mozart's Concerto in A Major, Baldassare Galuppi's Sonata in D Major, and C.P.E. Bach's Sonata in A Major. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lecture on the program.
7:30 p.m. (Wed.), noon (Thurs. & Fri.), & 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), First Congregational Church (Wed. and 8 p.m. Fri.) & various U-M locations (see listings). Free. 764-0583, 662-1679.


 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Wed. Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dancing to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week.
7:30-10 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 395-4223. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All invited to join a discussion of Love & Its Meaning in the World, a collection of themed lectures by Steiner.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]


 8-10 p.m. 

NC trio + 4.

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First Set:
Rick Roe - piano
Jordan Schug - bass
Nick Collins - drums
Second set:
adding special guests:
Daniel Woodward Bennett - saxophone
Janelle Reichman - saxophone
Justin Walter - trumpet
Tim Haldeman - saxophone
Old Town Tavern, 122 West Liberty. (734) 662-9291. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]


 9 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Note: Today's dance is free.
9-11 p.m., Location TBA at swingannarbor.com. $5 (students, $3; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428.


 9:45 p.m. 

"Oh Lucy!": Michigan Theater.

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(Atsuko Hirayanagi, 2018). Quirky comedy about a lonely Japanese woman whose life is changed after she enrolls in an unusual English class that requires her to wear a curly blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named "Lucy."
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:

 

Babs' Underground: Dave Menzo

This local singer-songwriter uses guitar, bass, synths, and other electronics to improvise instrumental tracks on the spot to sing with. His recent CD, Shhh, is a collection of cinematic soundscapes created entirely with acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments from the Ann Arbor District Library Music Tools collection. [venue info]

Blind Pig: These Are Trees

Milan alternative rock quartet. Openers: the Midland alt-rock quartet LeLand Blue, the Detroit blues-based alt-rock duo The Mad Hatter, and the Detroit anthemic rock quartet Crashing Cairo. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: "Jazz Manouche."

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarists Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and violinist Jordan Adema. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Mash: Jay Frydenlund

Local singer-guitarist who plays rock 'n' roll, blues, and folk covers and originals. [venue info]

Old Town: Nick Collins Quartet

Local jazz ensemble led by drummer Collins. With pianist Rick Roe and bassist Jordan Schug. The 2nd set features guest performances by trumpeter Justin Walter and saxophonists Dan Bennett, Tim Haldeman, and Janelle Richman. [venue info]

 
 


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