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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, June 5, 2018






 
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 8:15 a.m. 

"CVT": Better Living Fitness Center.

  community member   < less Better Living Fitness: Personal Training That Works

This total body class is made to get your heart rate up while strengthening your muscles in an interval timed format. Perfect for all fitness levels!
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; $15 walk-in.. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

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

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


 10-11 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.


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 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 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Tues. All ages invited to play this popular word game. Lunch available for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3) at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; reservations required.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Tummy Times": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Tues. (except Jan. 1) & Jan. 12 New and expecting parents encouraged to bring their babies and share new baby experiences.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 12:00 to 6:00 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]



 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Anime Afternoons": Saline District Library.

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All teens invited to watch new and classic anime shows. Sushi.
3 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]


 3, 7, & 9 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 3:30 & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Gardener": Michigan Theater.

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(Sébastien Chabot, 2016). Documentary about influential gardener Frank Cabot's personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his 20-acre English-style garden in Quebec.
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 p.m. 

"Pope Francis: A Man of His Word": Michigan Theater.

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(Wim Wenders, 2018). Documentary about Pope Francis's work on social and environmental reform.
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]


 4-10 p.m. 

Cinetopia International Film Festival.

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May 31-June 10. This 7th annual Michigan Theater film festival features dozens of films-many of which are Michigan premieres-screened over 11 days at 3 local venues (Michigan Theater, State Theater, and outdoors on Maynard). The festival also includes several Detroit venues (see cinetopiafestival.org for info about screenings in Detroit). The films include narrative feature-length films and documentaries that recently premiered at international festivals such as Sundance and Berlin. Tickets $15 (Michigan Theater members, $12; 4-pack, $45; festival passes, $50-$175) in advance at cinetopiafestival.org and the Michigan Theater, and at the door.

May 31:

At the Michigan Theater: "Eighth Grade" (Bo Burnham, 2018). Comedy about a 13-year-old who's more comfortable in the virtual world of her YouTube videos than she is in real life. Director is in attendance. 8 p.m.

June 1:

At the Michigan Theater: "Hal" (Amy Scott, 2018). Documentary about 1970s filmmaker Hal Ashby. 5:45 p.m. "Madeline's Madeline" (Josephine Decker, 2018). The lines between performance and reality blur for a teen dedicated to theater. Miranda July. 8:30 p.m. "A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night" (Qasim Basir, 2018). Dreamlike drama about a romantic spark between 2 strangers in L.A. on the night of the 2016 presidential election. 9 p.m.

At the State Theater: "This Is Home" (Alexandra Shiva, 2018). Documentary about Syrian refugees attempting to settle in Baltimore in 2016. 5:45 p.m. "Under the Tree" (Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurosson, 2017). Absurd comedy about tensions between neighboring families in a sleepy suburb. Icelandic, subtitles. 5:45 p.m. "Three Identical Strangers" (Tim Wardle, 2018). Gripping documentary about triplets separated at birth. 6 p.m. "Nico, 1988" (Susanna Nicchiarelli, 2017). Biopic about the last days of the former Velvet Underground singer. English, German, & Czech; subtitles. 6:15 p.m. "White Rabbit" (Daryl Wein, 2018). Comic drama about a Korean-born L.A. performance artist. 8 p.m. "The Guilty" (Gustav Möller, 2018). Thriller about a police officer who gets an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. Danish, subtitles. 8:15 p.m. "Butterflies" (Tolga Karaçelik, 2018). Dark comedy about long-separated siblings getting reacquainted on a road trip back to their home village. Turkish, subtitles. 8:45 p.m. "Never Goin' Back" (Augustine Frizzell, 2018). Comedy about teens in suburban Dallas trying to get money for a beach trip after a stint in juvenile detention. 9 p.m.

Outdoors on Maynard: "The Princess Bride" (Rob Reiner, 1987). Tongue-in-cheek fairy tale classic. FREE, 8 p.m.

June 2:

At the Michigan Theater: "Best of the Fest: Children's Film Festival Seattle 2018." Family-friendly shorts. FREE, 12:05 p.m. "Anote's Ark" (Matthieu Rytz, 2018). Documentary about the ways the low-lying Pacific nation Kiribati is navigating climate change. 12:30 p.m. "Scaffolding" (Matan Yair, 2017). A special-needs high schooler's dedication to his father is tested by his close relationship with his literature teacher. Hebrew, subtitles. 3 p.m. "Under the Tree." See June 1 listing. 6:30 p.m. "Three Identical Strangers." See June 1 listing. 3:30 p.m. "Woman Walks Ahead" (Susanna White, 2017). Biopic about Catherine Weldon, an artist who traveled from NYC to the Dakota Territory to meet Sitting Bull. Jessica Chastain. 6:45 p.m. "Relaxer" (Joel Potrykus, 2018). Comic thriller about a guy trying to beat a video game challenge while surviving without food and water. 9:30 p.m.

At the State Theater: "The Great Buddha+" (Hsin-yao Huang, 2017). A night security guard and his friend watch dash-camera footage of the guard's rich boss, eventually seeing something they shouldn't have. Minnan, subtitles. 1 p.m. "The Guilty." See June 1 listing. 1:15 p.m. "Supa Modo" (Likarion Wainaina, 2018). A terminally ill 9-year-old dreams of being a superhero. Swahili & Kikuyu, subtitles. 3:15 p.m. "Butterflies." See June 1 listing. 3:30 p.m. "Nico, 1988." See June 1 listing. 3:45 p.m. "We the Animals" (Jeremiah Zagar, 2018). The youngest of 3 brothers becomes increasingly invested in an imaginary world in an effort to escape his parents' volatility. 3:45 p.m. "Angels Wear White" (Vivian Qu, 2017). A teen working a motel night shift witnesses an assault on 2 schoolgirls. Chinese, subtitles. 6:15 p.m. "306 Hollywood" (Elan & Jonathan Bogarin, 2018). Documentary about the filmmakers' excavation of their deceased grandma's home. 6:45 p.m. "The Big House" (multiple directors, 2017). Documentary about Michigan Stadium. 7 p.m. "Savage Youth" (Michael Curtis Johnson, 2018). Comic thriller based on true events about 6 youths struggling to make their mark. 7:15 p.m. "Night Is Short, Walk on Girl" (Masaaki Yuasa, 2017). Anime about a young woman who drinks her way through Kyoto. Japanese, subtitles. 9:45 p.m.

June 3:

At the Michigan Theater: "The Legacies Project." Screening of short films made by area high school and college students based on their interviews with local senior citizens. FREE, 12:15 p.m. "Supa Modo." See June 2 listing. 12:45 p.m. "Soufra" (Thomas Morgan, 2018). Documentary about a Palestinian woman who starts a catering business in a refugee camp near Beirut. Arabic, subtitles. 3:45 p.m. "Hearts Beat Loud" (Brett Haley, 2017). A single dad preparing to send his daughter to college encourages her to start a band with him. Nick Offerman. 4 p.m. "Ray Meets Helen" (Alan Rudolph, 2018). Romantic drama about 2 middle-age strangers who happen into large sums of money and a relationship with each other.

At the State Theater: "Angels Wear White." See June 2 listing. 12:15 p.m. "Butterflies." See June 1 listing. 12:30 p.m. "306 Hollywood." See June 2 listing. 1 p.m. "White Rabbit." See June 1 listing. 1:15 p.m. "Woman Walks Ahead." See June 2 listing. 3:30 p.m. "Three Identical Strangers." See June 1 listing. 3:45 p.m. "The Great Buddha+." See June 2 listing. 4 p.m. "Savage Youth." See June 2 listing. 5 p.m.

June 4:

At the Michigan Theater: "306 Hollywood." See June 2 listing. 4:30 p.m. "Remember My Name" (Alan Rudolph, 1978). A young woman just released from prison stalks a married construction worker for no apparent reason. Geraldine Chaplin, Anthony Perkins. 7 p.m. "Madeline's Madeline." See June 1 listing. 8 p.m. "Choose Me" (Alan Rudolph, 1984). An L.A. talk radio host gives romantic counseling while dealing with unresolved issues in her own love life. 9 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Night Is Short, Walk on Girl." See June 2 listing. 7:45 p.m.

June 5:

At the Michigan Theater: "The Moderns" (Alan Rudolph, 1988). A struggling painter in 1926 Paris agrees to forge masterpieces for a wealthy divorcee while pining for a jealous man's wife. 8:15 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Angels Wear White." See June 2 listing. 4 p.m. "We the Animals." See June 2 listing. 7 p.m. "The Great Buddha+." See June 2 listing. 9:30 p.m.

June 6:

At the Michigan Theater: "Of Love and Law" (Hikaru Toda, 2017). U.S. premiere of this documentary about the 1st law firm in Japan set up by an openly gay couple. Japanese, subtitles. "White Rabbit." See June 1 listing. 9:30 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Under the Tree." See June 1 listing. 4:15 p.m. "Scaffolding." See June 2 listing. 9:15 p.m.

June 7:

At the Michigan Theater: "Soufra." See June 3 listing. 4 p.m. "Bisbee '17" (Robert Greene, 2018). Documentary about citizens of an old Arizona copper-mining town preparing to commemorate the Bisbee Deportation of 1917, when 1,200 striking miners were taken to the middle of the desert and left to die. 7:15 p.m. "Relaxer." See June 2 listing. 10 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Of Love and Law." See June 6 listing. 4:15 p.m. "Nico, 1988." See June 1 listing. 7 p.m.

June 8:

At the Michigan Theater: "Quiet Heroes" (Jenny Mackenzie, Jared Ruga, & Amanda Stoddard; 2018). Documentary about the only 2 medical professionals in Utah willing to treat AIDS patients in the early 1980s. 1:30 p.m. "Thirst for Justice" (Leana Hosea, 2018). Documentary about women from Flint and Sanders (AZ) fighting for clean water in their hometowns and at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. 4 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Bisbee '17." See June 7 listing. 4:15 p.m. "Angels Wear White." See June 2 listing. 7:15 p.m.

June 9:

At the Michigan Theater: "This Is Home." See June 1 listing. 2 p.m. "Bisbee '17." See June 7 listing. 4:45 p.m. "The Last Race" (Michael Dweck, 2018). Documentary about the last stock car racetrack on Long Island, situated on a piece of undeveloped land worth millions. 7:30 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Hal." See June 1 listing. 2:30 p.m. "Butterflies." See June 1 listing. 4:30 p.m. "Savage Youth." See June 2 listing. 7:15 p.m.

June 10:

At the Michigan Theater: "The Big House." See June 2 listing. 1 p.m. "Of Love and Law." See June 6 listing. 5:15 p.m. "Blindspotting" (Carlos López Estrada, 2018). When an ex-con misses curfew in the final days of his probation, his life spirals out of control. 8 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Quiet Heroes." See June 8 listing. 1:15 p.m. "The Guilty." See June 1 listing. 3:45 p.m. "Bisbee '17." See June 7 listing. 6:30 p.m.

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Michigan & State Theaters (except as noted). Tickets $15 (Michigan Theater members, $12; 4-pack, $45; festival passes, $50-$175) in advance at cinetopiafestival.org and the Michigan Theater, and at the door. [map]


 4-7 p.m. 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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Every Tues. May 22-Oct. 23. With a variety of children's activities and/or musical entertainment from 5-7 p.m. each week. Also, live farm animals and tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse and cabin. Sept. 4: Team Love. Versatile local acoustic trio. Sept. 11: Bohemian Ru'sters. Eclectic mix of folk, blues, rock, and country covers and originals by local musicians Ru Knoedler and Dave Williams. Sept. 18: Jerry, Sabina, and the Red Ukulele. Covers of 20th-century popular music. Sept. 25: Isosceles. Local vocal pop trio. Oct. 2 & 23: Chuck Swanagon. Local folk-rock and Americana guitarist. Oct. 9: Bohemian Ru'sters. Eclectic mix of folk, blues, rock, and country covers and originals by local musicians Ru Knoedler and Dave Williams. Oct. 16: Jerry, Sabina, and the Red Ukulele. Covers of 20th-century popular music.
4-7 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 904-9621. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"First Tuesday Lego Club": Dexter District Library.

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All kids age 4 and up invited to make Lego creations.
4-5 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 4:15 & 10:15 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.


 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

"CEU on Sexual Health, Pleasure & Intimacy in Aging Populations": Jewish Family Services.

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This course will examine sexual health and intimacy through a pleasure and self-knowledge lense (vs. performance), and present assessment methods and treatment tools that can be used within a diverse aging population. Changes in biology and psychology along with emotional and social aspects will be considered as part of the aging process. All registrants will be gifted a dine & dash dinner for two including a bottle of wine provided by StoryPoint. Please register for this event at jfsannarbor.org/ceus.
StoryPoint Saline, 2245 S State St. $20-$40. 734-769-0209. jfsannarbor.org/ceus [map]



 4:30 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.


 4:45, 7:45, & 10 p.m. 

"A Quiet Place": State Theatre.

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Tense post-apocalyptic horror film about a family forced to live in silence to avoid monsters with sensitive hearing. John Krasinski, Emily Blunt.
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.


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

2018 Cruise Nights: Chelsea Classic Cruisers.

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All invited to bring their classic and vintage autos to display. Weekly awards chosen by the participants. Also, games on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (if rained out, the following 1st Tuesday): Ping Pong Rally (June 19), Toilet Paper Toss (July 17), "Push Rod Drop" (Aug. 21).
5-8 p.m., Wendy's parking lot, Brown Dr. at Commerce Park (west of M-52), Chelsea. Free. 649-1106.


 5-8 p.m. 

Easy Street Jazz Band: Zal Gaz Grotto.

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This long-running 7-piece group plays traditional jazz and swing. Music director James Dapogny leads from the piano, along with clarinet (or sax), trumpet, trombone, guitar (or banjo), bass (or tuba) and drums. Guest vocalist some weeks. Excellent for listening or dancing. Cash cover at the door. Cards or cash for food & drink.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. $10. 734/662-1202. zalgaz.org [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

"Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami": Michigan Theater.

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(Sophie Fiennes, 2018). Biopic of the iconic singer and social activist.
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]


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Knit Happens": Ann Arbor Stitch 'n' Bitch.

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Every Tues. except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1. All knitters invited to work on their current projects and swap knitting tips.
6-9 p.m., call for location. Free, $2 monthly dues. meetup.com/ann-arbor-StitchNBitch/, 945-3035.


 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 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), 6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 & $7.50 (casual), $10 & $15 (competitive), & $10 (booster draft). 786-3746. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Focus on Women": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18-30 miles, to Dexter and back.
6 p.m., meet at Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 276-0240.


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Trivia and Silent Auction for Science": African Center for Aquatic Research and Education.

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The local non-profit organization ACARE is holding a fundraiser. Those who enjoy beer, science, and trivia about large freshwater lakes, Africa, and other issues are invited. In addition to trivia, a silent auction will take place, including a personalized autographed book by comedian Joel McHale, a hand-made wooden paddle, rare beers, and items from local organizations.
The African Great Lakes provide resources for millions of people. These lakes are in peril, threatening people's ability to realize their own vision of livelihoods, equity, and peace. To address the environmental degradation of these lakes, it is necessary to ensure that a capable and knowledgeable research and management community is active within the region.
To strengthen the global scientific community, the fundraiser intends to raise $2,000 to bring four African freshwater scientists to collaborate with North American scientists.
Event generously hosted by ABC-Corner Brewery.
Corner Brewery, 720 Norris Street, Ypsilanti. Donation. $10 suggested. 734.730.2038. ted@agl-acare.org https://www.agl-acare.org/ [map]



 6:30 p.m. 

Hand in Hand Parenting Starter Class.

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This six-week class led by Certified 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.
At each meeting, you will have an opportunity to learn a new listening tool and talk about your experiences trying them at home. Each parent will also have an opportunity to be listened to by other members of the group.
This class is for parents only and will focus on the needs and challenges of parents of young children ages 0 - 10 years.
Space is limited to seven participants.
Great Oak Cohousing, 503 Little Lake Drive. $210 per person or $335 per couple. 734-395-5244. catherine@supportforgrowingfamilies.com www.SupportForGrowingFamilies.com [map]



 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Embroidery Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to learn how to finish projects. In-hoop finishing techniques are discussed, as well as how to mount your project. Bring a completed piece you're ready to mount or finish, if you like.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Alan Rudolph Symposium: U-M Library.

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June 4 & 5. Two days of talks with filmmaker Rudolph, a former protege of Robert Altman, and other filmmakers and critics. In conjunction with screenings of some of Rudolph's films at Cinetopia (see Films, p. 000) and the opening of a new Alan Rudolph Archive at the U-M Hatcher Grad Library. Today: "Making Movies with Alan Rudolph: A Behind-the-Scenes Perspective," a panel discussion at the Michigan Theater with producers, actors, and others who have worked with Rudolph. 7 p.m.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 615-0445. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. Open to all age 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prize for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

English Country Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Tues. Historical and traditional English dancing to live music. All dances taught. No partner or experience needed. Bring flat, nonslip shoes (running shoes OK). First-timers are asked to arrive at 6:45 p.m.
7-9:30 p.m., Chapel Hill Condominium clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. (park on Burbank). $8 (students, $4; kids age 13 & under with a parent, free). 665-7704. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Improv Games: Ypsi Improv.

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We will meet and play improv games in a fun, relaxed setting. All experience levels are welcome. Cost is $5 to play and free to watch. All fees will go toward the rental of the space.
Dreamland Theater, 26 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. $5. ypsiimprov@gmail.com https://www.meetup.com/Ypsi-Improv [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. except Dec. 25 & Jan. 1. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"50 Ways to Worry Less Now": Nicola's Books.

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Retired EMU education professor Gigi Langer discusses her new book about positive thinking. Q&A. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor Community Sing": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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June 5 & 19. All invited to join this bi-monthly gathering to sing songs from the various branches of American folk music.
7-8:30 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $5. 794-6250. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Game Night in the Tea Room": Crazy Wisdom.

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All teens & adults invited to play Ticket to Ride at the community table.
7-8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tearoom, 114 S. Main. Free. 395-9660. [map]


 7:15 & 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]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do": Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing 2-part series presented on the 1st (part 1) and 2nd (part 2) Tuesdays of October, November, and January - June. Part 1 provides information on how to understand and recognize adolescent substance use. Part 2 has break-out sessions for adults on effective strategies to help when adolescent substance use is suspected, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part 2 ends for adults and teens with a talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services, and co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, WISD/LESA Health Educators' Learning Network (supporting and advocating for Whole School, Whole Community, and the Whole Child Approach-WSCC,) St. Joseph Mercy Greenbrook Recovery Center and the Ann Arbor Public Schools. The series is inclusive of parents/guardians, teens, other family members, professionals and students - all are welcome. Registration is not required.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Exhibition Room classroom, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://dawnfarm.org/programs/teens-using-drugs [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

Ani DiFranco: Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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This iconic New York singer-songwriter is known for her intense, bruisingly intelligent postpunk pop-folk songs blending social protest and self-revelation. Her new CD, Binary, explores technology, connections to nature, politics, and power dynamics. "DiFranco's voice has lowered and softened, her guitarwork has slowed down, she puts fewer lyrics in her songs, and her songwriter's skin has gotten thicker," says NPR critic Katie Presley of the new album. "From a musician at home in revolution, here is an album about the quiet insurgence of maturity." Opening act is Haley Heynderickx, a Portland folk singer-songwriter with a new album, I Need to Start a Garden.
7:30 p.m., Power Center. Tickets $35-$55 in advance at a2sf.org/events/ani-difranco and, if available, at the door. Tickets: 764-2538. Info: 994-5999.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Camera Club.

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Club members show their recent digital images & prints on various topics, including this month's assignment, "Trees."
7:30 p.m., Forsythe Middle School media center. Free. 327-4781.


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Reading Glasses Book Club: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss books by contemporary writers, including quirky fiction and strange but true nonfiction. Copies of the books available at the CDL.

Nov. 6: Everything I Never Told You, U-M grad Celeste Ng's award-winning debut novel about about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio.

Dec. 4: Selection of titles for 2019. Participants invited to bring a wrapped book for the annual White Elephant Book Exchange.

Jan. 8: Reading with Patrick, Michelle Kuo's memoir about her relationship, while teaching underprivileged students in Helena (AR), with a gifted student who was later jailed for murder.

Feb. & Mar.: TBA.
7:30-9 p.m., Chelsea Alehouse, 420 N. Main, ste. 100, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Spanish Readers Group: Nicola's Books.

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All invited to join a discussion, in Spanish, of Contra el Viento, Spanish writer Ángeles Caso's novel about a young woman from Cape Verde who seeks a new life in Europe.
7:30 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7:30 p.m. 

"How to Talk to Girls at Parties": State Theatre.

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(John Cameron Mitchell, 2018). Quirky comedy about aliens who come to London in the 1970s and pose as punk-obsessed teens.
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.


 8-10 p.m. 

Galen Bundy's Project 206.

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"Project 206 takes the formation of an avant-garde jazz ensemble existing in the world of electronics. It is a world brought forth by the detailed creation of synth sounds, outside-the-box arranging, and sensitivity for creating music that brings both originality and depth to Jazz in 2017. The intensity of the band's horn section evokes the improvisational freedom of Sun Ra, and exists beautifully in an orchestral atmosphere that has the trance-like quality of Flying Lotus. The rhythm section is versatile in its ability to move effortlessly from bold, assertive soundscapes to moments that are soft and even reflective. The bridge between the two genres is effortless; the overall sound immersive." Personnel: Peter Formanek on alto sax, Joe Fee on Bass, Derek Worthington on trumpet, Travis Aukerman on drums, Galen Bundy on Fender Rhodes/synthesizer.
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Donation. $5. 734) 221-3961. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. except Jan. 1. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8:30 p.m. 

Opera on Tap.

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Local singers perform arias and art songs that address this month's theme, "A Discord of Divas."
8:30-10 p.m. (seating begins at 6:30 p.m.), Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 56 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted (buy your own food). Reservations required (call between 10 a.m. & 8 p.m.). 483-5230. [map]



 
 
 

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Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo 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. Photo: Myra Klarman. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Songwriters Open Mike"

All songwriters invited. Hosted by Jim Novak. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

Popular local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. His latest CD, Big Car Town, is a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band 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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