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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, June 6, 2018






 
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 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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



 9 a.m.-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Cancer Care Day": Van Buren's Salon.

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We welcome with open hearts and open arms any patient diagnosed with cancer who is currently under treatment. Two free services are offered by appointment on designated days. Approval by your treating physician is needed. Please see important details on our web site under the Cancer Care Day tab, or phone for details.
Van Buren's Salon, 4377 Jackson Road. Free. 734-747-6670. http://www.vanburensalon.com/index.htm [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.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, 10101 Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
8 a.m. (9 a.m. in Sept.), Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.


 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. 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.


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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Every Wed. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. June 6: "Explore Outside!" June 13: "Animal Homes." June 20: "Campfires." June 27: "Shelter Exploration."
LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [map]


 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. 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.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Farm to Table Wednesdays": Gratzi Restaurant.

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June 6 & 27. All invited to accompany Gratzi head chef Dan Gawura to the Farmers Market to get ingredients for the restaurant's special that night. Followed at 6 p.m. at the restaurant by a chance to see Gawura prepare the dish. Small appetizers.
11 a.m., meet at the Sweetwaters entrance to Kerrytown. Free. 663-6387. [map]


 noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. except Sept. 3. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 2-6 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on last Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June-Sept. Also, every Wed., May-Oct., The Bushel Basket Market: The Farmers Market at the St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital (2-6 p.m., hospital overflow parking area adjacent to the U-M Family Practice building, near the South Campus entrance off Old US-12), which focuses on healthy produce from local farmers.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402.


 3:45 & 7 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]


 3:45 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 & 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, 6, & 9:15 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]


 4:15-10 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]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Aerial Silks for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to focus on the fundamentals of the aerial silks. Students will learn the basic poses and sequences, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching.
New students will work on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, students with aerial experience will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination!
This is not a drop-in class, all students MUST please register via the Aviary website before arriving to the studio
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 4:45, 7:15, & 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! 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Scrabble Club.

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Every Wed. Word freaks of all abilities invited to drop in to play this popular word game, using an updated word list. Bring your own set, if you like.
5-8 p.m., Arbor Brewing, 114 E. Washington. Free. 994-0084. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 41st year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
5:30 p.m. sharp,meet at B2B Trailhead at Mill Creek Park on Jeffords St. between Alpine & Forrest, Dexter. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi Pushing Hands: Sun Shen.

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Pushing Hands is an interactive Tai-Chi training which helps you experience the world in a non-reactive, calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. Classes are held Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm by SUN SHEN Head Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang. Please contact Pastor Neuhaus at 734-845-9786 or pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bikes & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. 20-mile ride, at various paces, through Milan to the area around Britton and Macon.
5:30 p.m., Saline municipal parking lot, 104 S. Ann Arbor, Saline. Free. 747-1862. [map]


 5:45-6:45 p.m. 

"Beginning Aerial Sling": A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Sling (also known as aerial hammock), is a single loop of fabric hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This course is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of the Aerial Hammock. You will learn basic climbs and descents, how to apply foot locks, and work towards inversions, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - and gain a few bruises in unusual places…! Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 6 p.m. 

"One Prayer Class": Sun Shen.

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The One Prayer is a dynamic self-management tool, custom designed for you, that you can take wherever you go and update as you learn and grow. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction. The One Prayer is about having a vision, following your heart, but is also very concrete and practical. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30pm. Contact Joanna Myers at joanna@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. joanna@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Veterans Park Rain Garden Nature Walk.

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Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner's Office staffers lead a tour of public rain gardens, including the garden built downhill of the Vet's Park Ice Arena Zamboni snow pile to catch the snowmelt.
6-7:30 p.m., meet at Veteran's Park ice arena entrance, 2150 Jackson. Free. 222-6813. [map]


 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]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:15 p.m., Running Fit, 123 E. Liberty (Mon.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 5700 Jackson (Wed.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 3010 Washtenaw (Thurs.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Wed.), 548-6299 (Thurs.). [map]


 6:30 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]


 6:45-7:45 p.m. 

"Beginning Lyra (Aerial Hoop)": A2 Aviary.

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The Lyra (also known as the aerial hoop, aerial ring, or cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus, resembling a hula hoop. It is suspended from the ceiling and can be used static, spinning, or swinging. Students will build the strength to mount and dismount the lyra unassisted, and gain mastery of fundamental lyra vocabulary, technique, and sequences. Each class also includes dynamic warm ups, stretching, and conditioning exercises designed to target specific strength and mobility for aerial arts. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

"Yin/Restorative Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Wednesdays from 7-8pm
In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow the muscles to relax and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. Class is heated around 80 degrees.
Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha
Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $18. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Richard Russo: Literati Bookstore.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist discusses his new essay collection, The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Folksongs of the Great Lakes": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Renowned autoharp virtuoso Adam Miller, an Oregon-based folksinger and storyteller who has amassed a repertoire of some 5,000 old songs since he began collecting them in childhood, presents a sing-along program of traditional folksongs and ballads about shanty boys, lake freighters, miners, log drivers, and other figures from Michigan history.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness and Meditation for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant leads participants in a series of guided meditations. Bring a blanket or pillow, if you like.
7-8:15 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History of Books & Printing Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to discuss celebrated editor Robert Gottlieb's memoir, Avid Reader: A Life.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Stark Raving MADrigal Singers.

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June 6, 20, & 27; July 11, 19, & 25; Aug. 6, 13, 20, & 27. Singers of all abilities invited to join in singing madrigals and other Elizabethan part songs in a casual, sociable setting in a private home.
7:30 p.m., location TBA via srms2010@sbcglobal.net. Free. 973-3264, 994-3438.


 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.


 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.  Free! 

Justin Walter Quartet.

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Another beautiful Jazz night is in store at Old Town Tavern with the Justin Walter Quartet. Personnel: Justin Walter (trumpet), Tim Haldeman (saxophone), Tim Flood (bass) and Nick Collins (drums).
No Cover
Old Town Tavern, 122 West Liberty. Free. (734) 662-9291. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Red Wanting Blue: The Ark.

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Heartland rock by this veteran Columbus Americana quintet led by singer-songwriter Scott Terry. "And there is no denying the sheer melodic force of the lighter-waving ballads that dominate this set and the band's catalog," says American Songwriter critic Hal Horowitz. "Red Wanting Blue understands its strengths and works them with muscle and occasionally subtlety." The band is currently showcasing material from it new CD, The Wanting. Opener: Liz Brasher, a Memphis-based soul-tinged rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter and guitarist who describes her brand of Southern music as "one that's caught halfway between the garage, the church, the bar, and the bedroom."
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Wayne Horvitz & Sara Schoenbeck: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Composer-pianist Horvitz and bassoonist Schoenbeck, members of the Seattle-based Gravitas Quartet, tour for the 1st time as a duo. "The performances are classical in their precision, jazzy in their mutable blends and their grasp of expressive possibilities," writes a Songlines reviewer.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20 in advance at a2tix.com/events/wayne-horvitz-sara-shoenbeck-2018/tickets. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
 


 8:45 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]


 9-11:30 p.m. 

"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [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.
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. 

"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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Naked Shark

Local psychedelic funk blues rock jam band. Openers: Dark Serenity, a local hard-rock trio, and Conspicuous Bystanders, a Lansing rock 'n' roll quartet fronted by vocalist Jenna Roark that says its music sounds "like Amy Winehouse died when a Led Zeppelin crashed on Black Sabbath." $5-$8. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Wych Elm

Local string sextet that plays a stylishly pungent, soul- infused mix of folk, rock, jazz, and old-time music. [venue info]

Mash: Abigail Stauffer Abigail Stauffer

Local singer-songwriter with a rich, resonant alto voice who's known for her piercing, emotionally direct pop-folk and pop-rock songs. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Old Town: Justin Walter Quartet

Local jazz ensemble led by trumpeter Walter. [venue info]

 
 


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