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Calendar of Events

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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 5:50 a.m.  Free! 

"Magee Marsh Wildlife Area": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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WAS member Karen Markey leads a field trip to this Ohio state park 70 miles from Ann Arbor on the southern shore of Lake Erie to look for migrating warblers, flycatchers, sparrows, thrushes, and perhaps even some owls. Also, a short stop at the nearby Metzger Marsh. Bring a lunch and something to drink; insect repellant recommended. Late afternoon return.
5:50 a.m., meet at the park-and-ride lot at Plymouth and US-23, to carpool. Free.

 8 a.m.-noon 

"Fabulous French Baguettes Class": BAKE! at Zingerman's Bakehouse.

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Learn Zingerman's Bakehouse's traditional French baguette recipe in one of our best classes for new bakers. Most commercial bread labeled "baguette" bears no resemblance to the traditional French bread that Parisian bakers first developed around 1920. When a law went into effect forbidding them from starting to work before 4 a.m., they began baking the long thin loaves that are synonymous with French baking today. We teach you to make the traditional French baguette recipe-starting with a flavorful poolish, hand rolling your dough, and ending with a very crisp crust surrounding a soft, holey interior. Imagine serving breakfast to out-of-town guests and bringing out a perfect baguette that they swear must have been airlifted from Paris.
You'll leave BAKE! with our French baguette recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, four French baguettes you made in class, dough to bake later and great coupons.
BAKE!, 3723 Plaza Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $100. 734-761-7255. [map]

 8 a.m. 

Ann Arbor Goddess 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run: Epic Races.

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All women invited to compete in chip-timed 5-km and 1-mile races through downtown on Liberty and Main streets. Also, a 200-meter kids dash for kids age 8 & under. Announcer is TV fitness personality Fitz Koehler. Finishers' medals and awards for 5-km winner and 5-km masters winner, as well as top 5 finishers in each age category. T-shirts, post-race snacks, and more. Race organizers "also welcome gods (husbands, brothers, fathers, sons, grandfathers, and more), as long as they support our goddesses." Partial proceeds benefit the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
8 a.m., 200 E. Liberty. $47 (5-km), $37 (1-mile), & $12 (kids dash) in advance by May 11 at; $50 (5-km), $40 (1-mile), & $15 (kids dash) on race weekend., 531-8747. [map]

 8, 8:10, & 8:15 a.m. 

Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Fun Run: Epic Races.

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Celebrate a day for all women - Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018 - by joining your mothers, sisters, daughters, your entire sisterhood in the Suburban Chevrolet Arbor Goddess 5K and showing Ann Arbor how truly divine you are. You can even race with your daughter or mother on our USATF-certified 5K course in the Mother-Daughter category or add a grandmother or granddaughter for our Three Generations of Women category of fabulous females (participants must compete in the 5K for these divisions)! Want a shorter distance in which to showcase your athletic abilities? We have an untimed one-mile fun run option as well. Create a team of your family members, co-workers, neighbors, or friends and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow females as you wind your way through the city's scenic downtown district to the finish line. Whatever your age or ability may be, you know you can do this.
200 East Liberty St., 200 East Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48104. Not yet available. [map]

 8 a.m.  Free! 

Horse Show: Spur of the Moment Club.

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A judged amateur riding event featuring kids and adults riding English, western, and halter styles. Concessions.
8 a.m.-about 7 p.m., Woodbine Farm, 9976 W. Liberty, Lima Twp. Free admission. [map]

 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]

 8 a.m. 

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training: Kundalini Research Institute and A2 Kundalini Yoga.

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The Aquarian Teacher™ - Level 1 Teacher Training Program in
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan®.
This allows you to become an instructor and gain a deep, experiential understanding of the core science of Kundalini Yoga. We each have a gift we are meant to use to elevate ourselves and the world. This training will support and serve your awakening to your Unique and Special Gift. You have probably noticed that with the Aquarian age, things are changing very quickly. Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of fast change, creating stability and grace no matter what.
In Level 1 you will become an Instructor and gain a deep understanding and experience of the core of the science of Kundalini Yoga. You will develop the skills to instruct students in Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations as taught by Yogi Bhajan. You will practice teaching Kundalini Yoga in a practicum setting and participate in early morning Sadhanas (spiritual practice).
Wu Style Tai Chi Academy, 4117 Jackson Rd. $3,450. 7342766520. [map]

 9 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

2018 Gardening and DIY Fest: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Representatives from U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Project Grow, and other area organizations are on hand to introduce an array of basic gardening skills, including composting, vermiculture, and container gardening, as well as how to keep backyard bees, chickens, and goats.


In the Secret Lab, Drop-In DIY where participants can build a mason bee house, plant a succulent to take home, watch a screen printing demo with Modati Studios representatives, and more (1-4 p.m.).


Also, an afternoon series of talks. In the multipurpose room, Gail Caird discusses what you need to know about raising "Backyard Chickens" (1-1:45 p.m.), U-M Matthaei staff talk about "Creating and Caring for Bonsai" (2-2:45 p.m.), and Creating Sustainable Landscapes (Novi) owner Drew Lathin talks about "The Beauty of Native Plants: The Function in Supporting Wildlife" (4-4:45 p.m.). In the 4th-floor meeting room, White Lotus Farms representatives discuss "Keeping Backyard Animals" (2-2:45 p.m.), with an appearance by their free-range goats.

9 a.m.-6 p.m., AADL Downtown. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 9 & 11 a.m. 

"Mother's Day Wildflower Walk and Brunch": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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A Hudson Mills park interpreter leads a leisurely hike through the park to look for spring wildflowers. Followed by a pancake breakfast.
9 & 11 a.m., Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids, $3; moms, free). Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]

 10 a.m. 

"Free/Donation Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This yoga class features our newest graduates of MTY. They will be teaching a Free/Donation Yoga class on Sundays from 10-11am. They will be alternating weeks, gaining experience teaching, and giving you exposure to these new teachers and their teaching styles. Please come to support them when you are able!
These classes are a combination of flow and holding postures. The studio will be heated between 80-85 degrees.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. [map]

 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Mother's Day Plant Sale: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum Fundraiser.

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May 12 & 13. Show and sale of colorful hanging baskets and container plants grown and designed by Matthaei staff and volunteers.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Matthaei, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]

 10 a.m. and 1:30 & 5 p.m. 

"Mother's Day Tea": TeaHaus.

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A full English tea with finger sandwiches, scones, and dessert.
10 a.m. and 1:30 & 5 p.m., TeaHaus, 204 N. Fourth Ave. $28 (kids age 11 & under, $14). Reservations required. 622-0460. [map]

 10:11 a.m.  Free! 

"Christian Symbols of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church": Zion Lutheran Church.

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Talk by church member Carol Brodbeck.
10:11 a.m., Zion Sanctuary. Free. 434-3795.

 11 a.m. 

Mother's Day Tea Purrty: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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We'll be fancying up the café and celebrating moms with:
•Tea service, at your table
•Light refreshments, to tickle both your savory and sweet taste buds
•Free raffle
•And a small gift for Mom to take home!
We'll also entertain you with some delightful facts about momma cats, and a cat toy craft that you can leave at the café or take with you. As per the cats' request, this event is recommended for ages 6 and up.
Select from three seatings:
•11 a.m. - noon
•12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
•2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd. Donation. $30. [map]

 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts, with artist demos including a garden trellis made out of Michigan white oak (May 6, noon-3 p.m.) and a stringed folk instrument made from scrap materials (May 20, noon-3 p.m.). May 27 is Flower Day, with sales of flowers, plants, bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, as well as live music, food trucks, advice from master gardeners, and backyard beekeeping tips.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]

 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"Mother's Day Tea Purrty": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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Refreshments, a raffle, gifts for moms, and a chance to cuddle with adoptable cats.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $30 per person. Preregistration available at 661-3575. [map]

 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot (or occasionally across the street). Free., 846-9418.


U-M Baseball.

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Mar. 16-18: Bowling Green. Home-opening 3-game series. 4 p.m. (Mar. 16), 2 p.m. (Mar. 17), & 1 p.m. (Mar. 18).

Mar. 21: WMU. 1 p.m.

MSU. 4 p.m. (Mar. 23) & 1 p.m. (Mar. 25).

Mar. 28: CMU. 4 p.m.

Mar. 30-Apr. 1: Delaware. (Mar. 30, 4 p.m.; Mar. 31 doubleheader, noon & 3 p.m.; & Apr. 1, 1 p.m. ).

Apr. 4: Toledo. 4 p.m.

Apr. 13-15: 3-game series vs. Maryland. Apr. 13, 4 p.m.; Apr. 14, 2 p.m.; & Apr. 15, 2:30 p.m.

Apr. 20-22 3-game series vs. Penn State. Apr. 20, 4 p.m.; Apr. 21, 2 p.m.; & Apr. 22, 1 p.m.

May 1: EMU. 6 p.m.

May 11-13: 3-game series vs. Illinois. May 11, 6 p.m.; May 12, 2 p.m.; May 13, noon.
Various times (see listing), Ray Fisher Stadium. Tickets TBA. 764-0247.


"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]

 1 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]

 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.

1-4 p.m., The Ark (except June 10), 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. 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 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: Cougar!": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show Harper the Cougar on the conservancy's Stone Stage (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, activities every half hour and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including prairie dogs, giant tortoises, kangaroos, 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]

 1-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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July 14 & 15. Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live animals. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. This month's featured critters are lizards. Note: Saturday's program includes a midday "Animal Naptime" break.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM Michigan Nature Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]

 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. (May 6), AADL Pittsfield (May 13 & 27), & AADL Westgate (May 20). [map]

 1-2:30 p.m. 

"Mother's Day Wildflower Hike": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All invited to bring their moms for a guided wildflower hike through Black Pond Woods and the LSNC grounds.
1-2:30 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. $5 (moms, free). Space limited; preregistration required by May 9. 997-1533. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

Union Base Ball Club of Dexter.

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This 6-year-old club plays baseball using 1860s-era rules against similar teams from around the state.

May 13: Northville Eclipse. 2 p.m.

Aug 5: Royal Oak Wahoos. 2 p.m.

Aug. 12: Manchester Handlers. 2 p.m.

Sept. 2: Chelsea Monitors. 2 p.m.
2 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church grounds, 6805 Mast at Territorial, Dexter. Free. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"#Momgenes: A Special Mother's Day Event": Atria Park of Ann Arbor.

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What did you inherit from Mom?
Maybe it's a love of reading. Or how you giggle when you're nervous. Whatever the trait, share it with the world and help women safely become new moms.
For every photo and video you share by May 15, Atria will make a donation to Every Mother Counts.
Here's How it Works:
Write a trait you share with Mom on a #MomGenes whiteboard and strike a pose together in front of the backdrop. For each photo you share on social media, Atria will donate $1.
Or, record a story with Mom about a trait you have in common. For each video you upload to the Atria StoryWise app or share on social media, Atria will donate $5.
Tag your posts with #MomGenes
Join us for an afternoon to sip delicious tea and savor good company.
Atria Park of Ann Arbor, 1901 Plymouth. Free. 734.741.9800. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"All About the Trio": Kerrytown Concert House.

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U-M jazz piano professor Ellen Rowe leads her trio in one of her popular lecture-concerts. With bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers.
2 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $15-$30 (students, $5). Reservations recommended., 769-2999. [map]

 2 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 and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of 1960s & 1970s avant-garde paintings, works on paper, and sculptures from the collection of this pioneering Detroit female gallery owner.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"Happy Birthday Dear Alice": Mind the Gap Lux.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., May 3-20. Experienced area actors perform prominent Irish playwright Bernard Farrell's touching 1997 comedy about Alice and Jimmy, good friends who've lived next to each other for decades in their small Irish village. When Alice's adult children want to put her in a nursing home, the 2 old friends engage in a hilarious battle of wills with the young people. Suitable for adults and older children. Stars Mind the Gap cofounders Adrian Diffey and Fran Potasnik, along with Ellen Finch, Eric Niece, Steve White, and Hannah Niece. The group, based in Luxembourg before relocating to Michigan in 2013, has also performed the play in Europe.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets $18 (students, $12) in advance at 635-8450. [map]

 2 p.m. 

"The Crucible": PTD Productions.

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May 10-13 & 16-19. Liz Greaves-Hoxsie directs local actors in Arthur Miller's 1953 drama about the infamous Salem witch trials of 1692. The action centers on a love triangle, in which an underage servant's relationship with a married man positions her both as a powerless victim in a patriarchal theocracy and as a charismatic force that upends the community. Appearing at the height of the McCarthy era, the play was seen in its time as a thinly veiled indictment of senator Joseph McCarthy and his followers, but its enduring popularity suggests it touches on irrationalities endemic to American culture. Cast: Karen Amore, Wendy Ascione-Juska, Deena Baty, Mala Chakraborty, Marilyn Darling, Krystle Dellihue, Cindy Franklin, Jeff Hackett, Marie Jones, Elisha Kranz, Ryan McGriff, Nicholas Megahan, K.C. Palmateer, Chris Potter, Michaela Sheridan, Darzay Starling, Kathie Sullivan, and Gwenyth Thomas-Darling.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun. & Wed.), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $18 (students, seniors, & active military personnel, $12; Thurs., pay what you can; group discounts available) in advance at & by phone. 483-7345. [map]

 2:30 p.m. 

The Raisin Pickers: Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast Inn and Event Center.

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On Mother's Day May 13, 2018 at 2:30pm the Manchester, Michigan based string band The Raisin Pickers perform their deft mix of rustic Appalachian music, old time swing, bluegrass, and swamp driven Louisiana sounds.
The Raisin Pickers will have at least two dance-along numbers in their show so feel free to join in! Bring your parents and kids. All ages welcome!
Before and after the performance Stone Chalet management will be providing tours of the Stone Chalet mansion. If you've always wanted to see what's behind the solid granite walls now is the time.
Doors open at 1:00 pm and close at 5:00pm. Light refreshments provided.
Tickets $20, $10 and $5 for students and small children.
Please share this with your friends and neighbors and come to the concert.
This concert is sponsored by Great Lakes Performing Artists Associates and partially funded by the Michigan Humanities Council (MHC).
Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast Inn and Event Center, 1917 Washtenaw Avenue. $20, $10, $5. 734-417-7223. [map]

 2:30 p.m. 

The Raisin Pickers: Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates.

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This Veteran Manchester-based string ensemble plays a mix of rustic Appalachian music, swingy jazz, bluegrass, and some Louisiana sounds. Refreshments. Tours of Stone Chalet available before and after the concert (reservations required at
2:30 p.m., Stone Chalet Event Center, 1917 Washtenaw. Tickets $10 & $20 (students & children, $5) in advance at 417-7223. [map]

 2:45, 5:30, & 8:15 p.m. 

"Racer and the Jailbird": State Theatre.

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(Michaël Schoenaerts, 2018). Tragic love story between a Belgian gangster and a young rich race car driver. French & Dutch, 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)., 668-TIME.

 3 p.m. 

AFC Ann Arbor vs. Detroit City.

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The local professional soccer team plays this National Premier Soccer League Great Lakes West Conference rival. The May home schedule also includes the first round match against Oakland County of the United Premier League for the 2018 Michigan Milk Cup (May 28, 3 p.m.). Ann Arbor won the 2017 Milk Cup.
3 p.m., Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple. $8 (kids, $5) at afcannarbor,com and at the gate. Group discounts available. 408-1627. [map]

 3-5 p.m. 

Vinyasa 101: Combining Breath and Movement: FitPoint Ann Arbor.

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Third in a series of three workshops with Carter that is designed for those who seek to build a strong foundation for their yoga practice. The knowledge you will obtain in these workshops will empower you to attend any class with confidence in your own ability. It will enable you to safely modify or expand your practice according to your own personal needs.
FitPoint, 250 W Eisenhower Pkwy Suite 130. $40 Members/ $45 Non-Members. 734.531.9958. [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 Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. (May 6), AADL Pittsfield (May 13 & 27), & AADL Westgate (May 20). Free. 327-4200. [map]

 3, 5:45, & 8:30 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)., 668-TIME.

 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Unrecorded: Reimagining Artist Identities in Africa": UMMA.

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Curator Allison Martino discusses the current exhibit of African artwork that challenges the historical notion, perpetuated by exhibits of African art by "unknown" or "anonymous" artists, that African artists have broad cultural styles and collective identities rather than individual creativity.
3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 3:15 & 9 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)., 668-TIME.

 3:30, 6:15, & 8:45 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)., 668-TIME.

 4 & 7:45 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival.

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Annual festival of documentary and feature films on Jewish themes.


May 10: "Scandal in Ivansk" (David Blumenfeld & Ami Drozd, 2017). Documentary about the national scandal that erupts when the commemorative plaque commissioned during the restoration of a Jewish cemetery includes the word "collaborator" to describe the Polish people who aided the Nazis and benefitted from the Jewish genocide. Polish, subtitles. Discussion follows with U-M sociology professor Geneviève Zubrzycki. 5 p.m. "Maktub" (Oded Raz, 2017). Dramatic comedy about 2 mob enforcers who survive a terrorist attack and dedicate their lives to fulfilling prayers left at the Western Wall. Yiddish, subtitles. 8 p.m.


May 13: "Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel" (Seth Kramer, Daniel Miller, & Jeremy Newberger, 2018). Documentary following Jewish MLB players who had never been to Israel as they represent Israel in its 1st appearance at the World Baseball Classic. Discussion follows with Sports Talk 1050 WTKA program manager Ira Weintraub. 4 p.m. "Cuba's Forgotten Jewels" (Robin Truesdale & Judy Kreith, 2017). Documentary about the Jews from Antwerp who escaped the Nazis by setting up diamond polishing factories in Cuba, one of the few countries accepting Jewish refugees. Pre-screening lecture-demo at 7:30 p.m. with local composer Aron Kaufman, who talks about his song that's featured in the film's soundtrack and is joined by other musicians to perform it. 7:45 p.m.


May 14: "Shelter" (Eran Riklis, 2017). Thriller about a Mossad agent who becomes close to the Lebanese informant she's assigned to protect. Hebrew & Arabic, subtitles. 2 p.m. "Death in the Terminal" (Tali Shemesh & Asaf Sudry, 2016). Rashomon-style documentary about the 2015 Beer Sheva bus terminal terror attack told from the POV of 6 different eyewitnesses. Hebrew, subtitles. 4 p.m. "GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II" (Lisa Ades, 2017). Documentary about the wartime experiences of some of the 550,000 Jewish American men & women who served during the war. Discussion follows with U-M history professor Deborah Dash Moore, author of GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation. 7 p.m.


May 15: "The History of Love" (Radu Mihaileanu, 2016). The repercussions of a doomed love affair between 2 young Polish Jews separated by WWII play out over the course of a lifetime. Based on the novel by Nicole Krauss. 2 p.m. "Keep the Change" (Rachel Israel, 2017). Rom-com about a man in denial about his autism forced to attend an autism support group, where he meets an irritatingly cheerful woman. Both lead actors have autism. 5 p.m. "1945" (Ferenc Török, 2017). B&W drama about the paranoia that ensues after 2 Orthodox Jews enter a small Hungarian town in denial about the mass deportation of its Jewish citizens. Hungarian, subtitles. 8 p.m.


May 16: "Vitch" (Sigal Bujman, 2017). Documentary about Eddie Vitch, a Polish Jewish mime who performed for the Nazi elite throughout the war, a choice that continues to haunt his family. 2 p.m. "Shorts." A program of short films: The Chop (Lewis Rose, 2015) is a comedy about an unemployed kosher butcher who pretends to be Muslim for a job at a halal shop. The Gravedigger's Daughter (Shira Gabay, 2017) is a drama about a gravedigger whose sons refuse to grant his request that 1 of them follow in his footsteps. Wendy's Shabbat (Rachel Myers, 2017) is a documentary about California senior citizens who celebrate Shabbat at a fast food joint. The Outer Circle (Adam Baroukh, 2017) is a drama about a man who wants his Iraqi family to approve of his conversion to Judaism and his Jewish fiancée. Mr. Bernstein (Francine Zuckerman, 2016) is a drama about a woman who meets the man who changed her father's life at a "displaced persons" camp after WWII. 5 p.m. "Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana" (Gabrielle Zilkha, 2016). Documentary about a small community in rural Ghana that discovers that the religion they've been practicing for centuries is Judaism. 8 p.m.
Various times (see listing), Michigan Theater. Tickets (except as noted) $10 (students with ID, $5) in advance and at the door. 971-0990. [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, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 4 p.m. 

"VAE and Viola": Vocal Arts Ensemble.

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Ben Cohen directs this local 24-voice chamber choir in Puccini's short Requiem (written for Verdi's funeral), Daniel Pinkham's De Profundis, Jean Berger's Canticle of the Sun, the world premiere of a work by Denison University composition professor Ching-chu Hu, and a work by Brahms. With Michigan Opera Theater principal violist John Madison.
4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Tickets $20 (seniors age 65 & over, $15; college students, $10; kids age 12 & under, free) in advance at [map]

 4:15, 7, & 9:30 p.m. 

"RBG": Michigan Theater.

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(Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018). Documentary on the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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)., 668-TIME. [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. [map]

 5 p.m. 

"Cocktail Class: Beer Cocktails": Tammy's Tastings.

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Why choose between a cocktail and a beer when you can have both? When it comes to cocktails, beer offers flavor, fizz, and fun! From dark stouts to malty ales and hoppy IPAs, we'll explore beer's many applications in the cocktail realm.
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 minute class.
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $45. 7342763215. [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.
7 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Free. [map]

 5 p.m. 

Chair Yoga: Yoga Jule.

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Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga for all. We adapt hatha yoga poses to be done in a chair. The class provides muscle building, stretching, balancing and inner peace. Each session last 60 minutes. The first class is only $5! Yoga mat is not required.
Yoga Jule, 10123 Willis Road, Willis, MI 48191, Belleville. $5-12. [map]

 5-8 p.m. 

Sunday Evening Rhythm Club: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings (P.O.R.K.).

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During the 1920s and early 1930s, early jazz veteran Jelly Roll Morton and younger modernist Duke Ellington both used this band's 10-piece instrumentation, keeping the free-wheeling rhythm of New Orleans jazz and mixing it with smooth, pre-Swing big-band arranging. PORK offers this early big-band music and many period pop standards by songwriters Irving Berlin and George Gershwin and others, evoking a particularly rich musical era. Pianist James Dapogny and tubaist/trombonist Chris Smith lead this dance-friendly jazz band.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. 734/663-1202. or [map]

 6 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. Free. Email to confirm or check 717-1569. [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. [map]

 6:30 p.m. 

Restorative/Yin Yoga: Yoga Jule.

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Suitable for all fitness levels. This is a very gentle, rebalancing class. A yin sequence of postures designed to quiet the mind, balance energies and bring harmony to the body/mind/spirit are practiced with or without the use of props. Simple meditation, pranayama (breath work) and deep relaxation are explored. This a 60 minute class.
Yoga Jule, 10123 Willis Road, Willis, MI 48191, Ypsilanti. $5-$12. [map]

 7 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., 634-9629. [map]

 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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May 13 & 27. 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 May 20, there is a session for songwriters to try out their new work and get critiques.
7-9 p.m., Great Oak Cohousing Common House, 500 Little Lake Dr. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at 998-9353. [map]

 7:15 p.m. 

AIReal Yoga.

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AIReal Yoga is REAL yoga, in the air. Use a specialized hammock as a primary prop to enhance and elevate a traditional hatha practice.
AIReal Yoga I is for people who are new to aerial yoga, or who are new to "regular" ground-based yoga. This class will include exercises and stretches for arms, legs, back, hips, and is finished with an inversion before savasana in the air.
Partipants are always welcome to return to the earth to ground themselves in the case of dizziness or fatigue. No background in sports, athletics, circus, etc. required!
For a limited time, we're offering special pricing at only $10 per class!
Class sizes are extremely limited, please register in advance.
Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr. $10. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

Nellie McKay: The Ark.

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Ebullient pop-cabaret chanteuse and songwriter whose music somehow manages to come off as at once hip and retro, both disarmingly conventional and disconcertingly offbeat. "McKay's music evokes the lost elegance of pre-Elvis pop music because she recognizes that such stylishness and wit are worth pursuing," says the Washington Post. "But those goals inevitably collide with the realities of money, sex, and politics, and she documents those collisions in her tongue-in-cheek lyrics, emphatic beats, and bubbly melodies." Her recent recordings range from the Doris Day tribute CD Normal as Blueberry Pie and My Weekly Reader, a collection of mostly forgotten 60s delights, and the brand-new Sister Orchid, a collection of standards that's been described as "an American noir travelogue, part Kerouac, part Chandler, all Nellie McKay."
7:30 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office ( and, 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., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 4:-8 pm  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. [map]

 9:15 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)., 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

Jazz originals and standards by different piano-based trios and quartets each show, led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Old Town: Tim Monger

Engaging veteran local singer-songwriter-guitarist whose pop-rock Americana fuses high lonesome tunes with evocative tales drawn from ordinary life. Monger has a CD, Summer Cherry Ghosts, that calls "a sweetly nostalgic song cycle, filled with sketches of places and people he's loved, memories he treasures--in short, the ghosts of summers past." He's joined tonight by other musicians TBA. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Heather Black Project  Heather Schwartz

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]


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