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Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 9, 2018

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 8 a.m. 

1st Annual Jackson Road Foot Cruise 4-mile 4-Cylinder Run: Jackson Road Cruise.

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$35 registration for 4 Cylinder Run (until June 2, 2018)
$40 registration for 4 Cylinder Run (June 2, 2018 - Day of Race)
First 150 registrations include a free t-shirt.
Packet Pick-Up
Time: Friday, June 8th, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Suburban Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Ann Arbor
3900 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Late Registration
Time: Saturday, June 9th, 2018 from 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
Location: Onsite
(Suburban Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Ann Arbor)
Race Starts at 8:00 AM
All runners registered by May 15 will receive a participation medal
Awards are given for top 3 runners
Suburban Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Ann Arbor. 734-905-7194.

 8 a.m.-1 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.

 8 a.m.  Free! 

Free 5k run.

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Have you ever heard of parkrun? It's a free 5k walk, run, or jog that takes place around the world every Saturday morning. We are working hard to bring these events to Ann Arbor but in the meantime we are holding unofficial events at 8am every Saturday. We meet at the south pavilion at Liilie Park and walk or run 3 laps of the lake before heading over to Biggby coffee on Ellesworth road for a coffee and a chat.
Lillie Park, 4200 Platt rd. Free. 734-800-6001. [map]

 8:45 a.m.  Free! 

Democratic Ride: Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. Low-key 20-mile ride to Dexter and back for new and experienced riders. A group of more experienced riders may go 50-70 miles. You can also join the ride at 9 a.m. at Forsythe Middle School (1655 Newport).
8:45 a.m., Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot. Free. 516-5840, 945-0613. [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Dexter Breakfast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sat., Apr.-Nov. Beginner-friendly slow-paced (22 miles) and moderate/fast-paced (30-100 miles) round-trip rides to Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond, with stops at the Dexter Bakery or Zou Zou's in Chelsea. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
9 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. 347-1259 (May 5), 347-1259 (May 12), 994-6340 (May 19), 223-6042 (May 26). [map]

 9 a.m.-noon 

"Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Pet wellness doesn't have to cost a fortune. HSHV's monthly low cost vaccine clinics offer great prices on vaccines, heartworm and flea and tick preventatives, and more. No appointment needed. Please bring your dogs on a non-retractable leash and cats in carriers.
Rabies & Distemper Combo - $25
Rabies ONLY - $15
Distemper ONLY - $15
Bordetella - $20 (dogs only)
Feline Leukemia Vaccine - $25 (cats only - must provide proof of a negative test within the past month.)
FeLV/FIV Test - $30 (cats only)
Heartworm Test - $20 (dogs only)
24PetWatch Microchip ID - $25 (dogs) and ($15) cats
Heartworm, flea and tick preventative offered at very low prices!
*Though our Low Cost Vaccination Clinics are appropriate for most dogs and cats, if your pet has previously had an adverse effect in response to vaccination, please call our clinic for an appointment - 734-662-4365.
Ypsilanti Civic Center, 7200 S. Huron River Dr, Ypsilanti. Various costs (see above). 734-662-4365. [map]

 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Auditions for 2018-19 Season: Ann Arbor Youth Chorale.

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The Ann Arbor Youth Chorale invites boys (with unchanged voices) and girls, ages 9-16, to audition for membership in their outstanding choirs! Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 12 and Saturday, June 9, at the NEW Center, 1100 N. Main St., Ann Arbor. Sign up for an easy and relaxed 10-minute audition appointment held privately between the singer and conductor; no preparation required.
Learn more about us and auditions at, or contact our office at: / 734-996-4404. Scholarships are available. Youth Chorale has provided excellent vocal training, exciting performance opportunities, and FUN for 31 years - perfect for children who love to sing!
The Ann Arbor Youth Chorale is a non-profit that exists to enrich the artistic lives of children, their families, and the community through choral music performance.
NEW Center, 1100 N Main St. Free. (734) 996-4404. [map]

 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Jun. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 23, & 24. All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.


Jun. 2: Leslie Woods Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance at the end of Upland north off Plymouth) to help remove invasive species like garlic mustard.


Jun. 2: Stapp Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance at the corner of Huron Pkwy. & Tuebingen, just west of the Ann Arbor District Library Traverwood branch) to build a new trail entrance in honor of National Trails Day.


Jun. 3: Bird Hills Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance at Beechwood off of Sunset) to repair some of the 3.7 miles of hilly trails at this popular hiking destination.


Jun. 3: Brokaw Nature Area (1-4 p.m., 3103 W. Huron River Dr.) to celebrate National Trails Day by creating some trails on this recent 25-acre gift to the city from the late Don and Earldine Brokaw.


Jun. 9: Onder Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance at the intersection of Hilldale & Brookside) to help remove invasive species like dame's rocket.


Jun. 10: Fuller Park (1-4 p.m., meet in the Island Park parking lot, 1450 Island Dr. off Maiden Ln.) to remove invasive garlic mustard & dame's rocket from this floodplain forest filled with sycamores.


Jun. 16: Furstenberg Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School) to help maintain native species in the garden.


Jun. 16: Riverwood Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet near the park sign on Riverwood Dr., just west of Newport Rd.) to remove invasive plants to preserve the native flowering dogwood.


Jun. 23: Barton Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the parking lot, Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd.) to remove invasive species to help preserve bees, birds, & butterflies in honor of Pollinator Week.

Jun. 23: Kuebler Langford Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet the entrance on Beechwood, north of Sunset) to remove invasive species from this butterfly habitat, home to 35 species.


Jun. 24: Bluffs Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Sunset near Wildt) to pull invasive species that threaten this pollinator habitat.


Jun. 24: Olson Park (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Dhu Varren at Pontiac Trail) to pull invasives and improve the habitat of the city's largest population of Wild Indigo Duskywing butterflies, a rare species in the area.

Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.

 9 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

"10th Annual Jackson Road Cruise": West Washtenaw Business Association.

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The program includes a parade of classic cars (noon) along Jackson between Wagner and Baker rds., followed by a classic car show with judging at 2:15 p.m. Also, the 4 Mile 4 Cylinder Run, a 4-mile run to support the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor (8 a.m., registration $35 until June 2 at, $40 day of race). Also, a $10 donation to Alpha House to compete for prize drawings in a Prize Drive (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) by driving to several checkpoints along Jackson Rd. Musical entertainment (under a tent in the Bel-Mark Lanes parking lot) by local School of Rock performers TBA (12:30-2:30 p.m.), and the Johnny Cash tribute band Cash is King (5-6 p.m.). Also, kids activities, musical entertainment, and food concessions at a variety of Jackson Road businesses; detailed schedule available at
9 a.m.-6 p.m., Bel-Mark Lanes, 3530 Jackson Rd. Free. 864-6095. [map]

 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"Striking Out Alzheimer's": Hillside terrace Retirement Community.

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Softball tournament to benefit Alzheimer's research. Also, family-friendly activities, music, and food. Proceeds benefit Alzheimer's research.
9 a.m.-7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, 2150 Jackson. $250 to enter a team. 761-4451. [map]

 10-11 a.m. 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Get ripped and have fun doing it! Come for a great workout or supplement your aerial training with this all levels conditioning class, which focuses on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for. Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Fourth Annual Recovery Walk For Awareness": Home Of New Vision/WRAP (Washtenaw Recovery Advocacy Project).

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In the spirit of continuing to engage our community in conversation about substance use disorders and the subsequent battle against stigma concerning it, the Washtenaw Recovery Advocacy Project (WRAP) and Home Of New Vision are proud to present our Fourth Annual Recovery Walk taking place at Liberty Plaza in Ann Arbor on Saturday June 9th, 2018.
This year's Recovery Walk will be a safe space where members of the recovery community can enjoy and engage in an activity with other like-minded individuals. Our past Recovery Walks have attracted upwards of 450+ attendees as well as allies, supporters and volunteers who've cheered us on enthusiastically. We will have food and refreshments, also t-shirts and other assorted items available to our attendants at no cost. In addition, we will also have a range of speakers present who will each give their unique individual takes on what it means to them to reduce stigma and raise awareness on issues concerning substance use disorder.
Liberty Plaza, Ann Arbor, MI., 310 S. Division St. Free. 734-834-1423. [map]

 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

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

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

 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

28th Annual Ann Arbor Garden Walk: Ann Arbor Farm & Garden.

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A chance to visit 6 private gardens featuring waterfalls, art, an 1860s farmhouse, a rain-capturing system, wooded landscapes, and more. A Garden Walk Marketplace at one of the stops features sales of plants and garden art. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., various locations. Tickets & maps $15 in advance by June 1 at and by June 8 at Downtown Home & Garden, Ace Barnes Hardware, the Dixboro General Store, and U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens; $20 (K-12 students, $3) at the gardens on the day of the show.

 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

45th Annual Art Fair: Chelsea Painters.

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June 9 & 10. Sale of watercolor, acrylic, pastel, monotype, oil, encaustic, colored pencil, and mixed-media works by 25 -30 members of this group of area artists. Rain or shine.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Chelsea State Bank parking lot, Old US-12 & Main, Chelsea. Free admission., 478-5416. [map]

 10 a.m. 

4th Annual Recovery Walk For Awareness -To end the stigma of addiction!: Hosted by Home of New Vision and WRAP. Now accepting event sponsorships.

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The Washtenaw Recovery Advocacy Project (WRAP) & Home Of New Vision are proud to present our 4th Annual Recovery Walk at Liberty Plaza in Ann Arbor on Saturday, June 9th. The event aims to change the face of addiction to one of recovery and increase the public's understanding that substance use disorder is a chronic health condition, not a moral failing, and is treatable.
The Recovery Walk will be a safe space where members of the recovery community can enjoy and engage in an activity with other like-minded individuals. Our past Recovery Walks have attracted 450+ allies, organizations, supporters, and volunteers.
We will have FREE food, refreshments, entertainment, t-shirts, and swag! In addition, we will also have a range of speakers to share their "experience, strength, and hope" stories and what it means to reduce stigma and raise awareness of issues concerning substance use disorders.
Our experience shows us that change is possible, treatment works, & recovery happens!
Liberty Plaza, 255 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. Donation. 734.417.2227. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon 

Bag Sale: Friends of the Saline District Library.

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Sale of used books & other items. Fill a bag for $5 and get a 2nd bag for free.
10 a.m.-noon, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free admission. 429-5450. [map]

 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Painters Art Fair: Chelsea Painters.

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The Chelsea Painters Art Fair has New Dates and Location this year. June 9 & 10, second weekend of June at the Chelsea Community Fairgrounds, 20501 W Old US Hwy 12.
We will be under a Big Top White Tent as well as inside the Fairgrounds Service Building. Free admission and lots of free parking on the fairgrounds close to the art fair.
Join Us for this all original Fine Art Fair with works in Watercolor, Encaustic, Gouache, Acrylic, Pastel, Oil, Colored Pencil, and Mixed Media.
Chelsea Community Fairgrounds, 20501 West Old US Hwy 12, Chelsea. Free. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

Friends Club.

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Kids ages 8-15, accompanied by a parent, invited to bring an object from home to talk about. Also, an art activity and free play on a playground. Geared towards kids who have trouble making friends.
Text or email for location. Free., 355-2082.

 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Free! 

Grand Opening for 3N1 Fitness Revolution: 3N1.

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3N1 Fitness Revolution invites you to a GRAND OPENING party! Bring your friends and family to experience all that #3N1FIT is bringing to the Ann Arbor community! Workout demos every half hour, activities for kids, local vendors, fitness challenges, one mile FUN run, food, fun, and more! Plus, you can visit our new space, learn about classes, gym deals, and talk to our trainers on the spot!
3N1 Fitness Revolution, 1952 S. Industrial Hwy Ste. G. Free. 734-369-3890. [map]

 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Chelsea District Library.

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Sale of gently used paperback and hard-cover books. Also, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and more. Fill a bag for $5.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., CDL basement, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free admission. 475-8732. [map]

 10 & 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Free Fishing Weekend": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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June 9 & 10 (different locations). All invited to try fishing. Kids (accompanied by an adult) welcome. Poles, bait, & instruction provided. No fishing license necessary. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle.
10 & 11 a.m., Rolling Hills County Park (June 9), 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti, and Independence Lake County Park (June 10), meet at the fishing dock near the Beach Center, 3200 Jennings, north off North Territorial, Dexter. Free; preregistration required at $6 vehicle entry fee (or $30 annual pass) required. 971-6337. [map]

 10 a.m. 

"Kids in the Creek": Hudson Mills Metropark.

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Kids invited to collect and observe some of the large and small inhabitants of the Huron River ecosystem. Wear boots and be prepared to get wet feet.
10 a.m., Hudson Mills, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5 adult, $3 child (unless otherwise noted). $10 vehicle entrance fee. Preregistration required. 426-8211. [map]

 10:30 a.m.  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]

 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]

 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Knit In Public Day!": SCRAP Box Ann Arbor.

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Join SCRAP Box for a Knitting event! Knit with us and receive a coupon. Enjoy 20% off yarn and supplies all day!
At SCRAP BOX Our mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.
Join us in celebrating World Wide Knit in Public Day! SCRAP Box will provide an area for knitters to gather and create together.
Join in in creatively reusing and knitting green!
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. Free. Free! - Donations Accepted. [map]

 11 a.m. 

"YinYasa Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Saturdays from 11am-12pm, join Mota Thai Yoga for a FREE yoga class (with donations accepted).
This class is a combination of Yin and Vinyasa Yoga. Some postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This allows the muscles to relax, and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. In between these postures, movement and flowing between postures will be done to create internal heat. Appropriate for all levels. This class is heated between 80-90 degrees.
Look for door #22 with the red buddha on it.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Donation. [map]

 11 a.m.-midnight 

12th Annual Ya'ssoo Greek Festival: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

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June 8-10. This popular lively festival features lots of Greek food from pastitsio to souvlaki and pastries, including loukoumathes (honey-dipped doughnut puffs), paximathakia (Greek biscotti), and other delicacies. Also, a kids zone (Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. noon-10 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.), live Greek music by the Detroit band Enigma, performances by Greek dancers, and open dancing (Fri. 9 p.m.-midnight & Sat. 8 p.m.-midnight). Popular church tours, raffles with a grand prize trip to Greece, and a sale of Greek souvenirs, jewelry, ceramics, books, and more.
11 a.m.-midnight (Fri. & Sat.) & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), St. Nicholas, 3109 Scio Church Rd. (park at nearby Knox Presbyterian Church on Wagner to get a shuttle to the festival). $3 (except Sun., free; free admission for kids age 12 & under and for anyone arriving before 4 p.m. on Fri. and before 1 p.m. on Sat.)., 332-8200. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]

 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Going Out of Business Sale: Nature's Expressions.

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33% sale of crystalline mineral specimens, fossils, shells, mounted butterflies and insects, and more.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., 3443 Daleview Dr. (off N. Maple Rd. north of Huron River Dr.). Free admission. 994-3048. [map]

 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Nicole Ardis Pop-up Trunk Show: 16 Hands Ann Arbor.

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Mark your calendar for the second weekend in June for an amazing jewelry show and sale.
16 Hands is excited to host a 2-Day event with Michigan jewelry artist Nicole Ardis. The artist will be in attendance on Saturday, June 9th, with her work still available throughout Sunday the 10th.
Established in 2010, Nicole Ardis Jewelry is located in Nicole's home state of Michigan. The studio is surrounded by verdant woodlands and sparkling waters which provide energy and inspiration to her creative process.
Saturday June 9th (with the artist in attendance) 11am - 5pm
Sunday June 10th 11am - 5pm
The parking structure at Ann & Ashley will be FREE during both days of this event.
16 Hands, 407 N Fifth Ave Kerrytown 2nd Floor. Free. 734-761-1110. [map]

 11 a.m. 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Linda Zimmer reads seasonal stories for kids age 6 & under.
Bookbound, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345.

 Noon-1 p.m. 

"Hand Balance": A2 Aviary.

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Would you like to turn the world upside down while remaining on the ground? Or perhaps you have some handstand experience but want to learn new tips and tricks? This class works with all level students on building the courage and strategies for inversions on the hands, head, and arms. We will focus on alignment, flexibility, and strength, as well as covering spotting, falling, breath, and subtle adjustment. More experienced students will be working on progressively more challenging poses and transitions. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by demonstration of handstand tips and tricks, and practice with spotters. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15. [map]


Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]

 Noon-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"DIY Hexagon Honeycomb Shelves": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for all grade 6-adult that involves gluing popsicle sticks into a hexagonal shape until it's the desired depth.
Noon-1:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.

 Noon-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Wool Gathering": Ann Arbor District Library.

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June 9, 11, 12, 25, & 26. All grade 6-adult invited to bring their knitting & crochet project and interact with fellow crafters. Other fiber-based artists welcome.
Noon-3 p.m., AADL Westgate (June 9), 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab (June 11 & 25), 3-5 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek (June 12 & 26). Free. 327-4200.

 12:45-2:45pm  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Citizens' Climate Lobby - Ann Arbor chapter.

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Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. It is the most focused and influential organization working on national climate policy. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions.
Ann Arbor District Library - 3rd floor Freespace room, 343 S. 5th Ave. Free. [map]

 1-2:15 p.m. 

"Flexitortion": A2 Aviary.

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This 75 minute class can take your flexibility from basic warming up stretching to beginning contortion poses. All levels are welcome, as students train at their own pace with instructor guidance. We will focus on safely exploring your limits through proper warming techniques and mat exercises to take home. Please bring your own yoga mat, if possible. Come increase your bendy power, learn to prevent injuries through safe stretching, breathe, and stretch in a supportive environment. It is strongly recommended that this class be taken as your final physical activity of the day, and not as a warm up for other activities. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. [map]

 1:00 p.m.  Free! 

Grand Opening for 3N1 Fitness Revolution: 3N1.

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3N1 Fitness Revolution invites you to a GRAND OPENING party! Bring your friends and family to experience all that #3N1FIT is bringing to the Ann Arbor community! Workout demos every half hour, activities for kids, local vendors, fitness challenges, one mile FUN run, food, fun, and more! Plus, you can visit our new space, learn about classes, gym deals, and talk to our trainers on the spot!
3N1 Fitness Revolution, 1952 S. Industrial Hwy Ste. G. Free. 734-369-3890. [map]

 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters: Warthogs!": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show the warthogs Princess Sophia and Scooter 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.  Free! 

"Klub Kito's Minecraft Masters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All experienced players in grades 3-8 invited to play this popular computer game. Also, a PvP (player vs. player) minigame.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 1:30-5:30 p.m. 

"Fondant Fundementals": BAKE! at Zingerman's Bakehouse.

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Ever wonder how those smooth fancy fondant-covered cakes are made? What exactly IS fondant anyway? In this class at Zingerman's hands on baking school, BAKE! we take you through the steps of making your own fondant that actually tastes good. That's right, fresh hand-made fondant from scratch! We'll show you the basic techniques for coloring, shaping and cutting out fondant. Then you'll split, fill, cover and decorate your own cake to take home. The next time there's a birthday in your house, you'll know how to make a cake that will leave everyone asking "How did you DO that?!"
You'll leave BAKE! with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, a 6" cake you decorated in class, fondant to use later and great coupons.
To sign up for class please visit the BAKE! site:
BAKE!, 3723 Plaza Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $125. 734-761-7255. [map]

 1:45-5 p.m.  Free! 

Policy in Practice--The Scio Township Dioxane Plume: U-M Michigan Sustainability Cases.

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Groundwater contamination has plagued Ann Arbor for more than three decades. The city of Ann Arbor is looking for a more effective way of educating new and old residents about the contamination of groundwater with 1,4-Dioxane. Join educators, stakeholders, concerned citizens, and student activists to brainstorm in small teams about the form and content of an interactive tool for public education. Free and open to the public. Registration:
Rackham Assembly Hall, 915 E. Washington. [map]

 1:45, 4:15, 7, & 10 p.m. 

"First Reformed": Michigan Theater.

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(Paul Schrader, 2018). Thriller that revolves around a former military chaplain and his parishioners. Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried.
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]

 1:45, 4:35, 7:30, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Hereditary": State Theatre.

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(Cari Aster, 2018). Horror film about the family secrets that emerge after the clan matriarch dies.
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.

 2 & 8 p.m. 

"UMGASS Summer Show": University Of Michigan Gilbert And Sullivan Society.

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The University Of Michigan Gilbert And Sullivan Society is thrilled to present a triple bill of Eyes And No Eyes, Pretty Polly, and The Carp.
In Eyes And No Eyes, two brothers are engaged to two sisters (they don't care which) while a maid of twenty-eight years has been courting a wealthy farmer for the past thirty years. At the center of the plot is a magic cloak that is only visible to true lovers who never flirt -- or is it invisible?
In Pretty Polly, a parrot features prominently as Mr. Brown's attempts to woo Ms. Grey backfire in the most contrived of ways.
The Carp features a frustrated fisherman who must dissuade two people from plunging into his pond lest they frighten the fish he's been after for five years.
Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 Liberty Rd. Ann Arbor, MI, 48103. $12-$15. [map]

 2-8 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 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 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.

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

 2 p.m.  Free! 

Craft & Story Time: Nicola's Books.

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Dad-themed stories for kids of all ages & a chance to make a Father's Day card.
2 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.

 2 p.m. 

"Saturday Sampler": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Every Sat. Docent-led tours of the museum revolving around themes of health & medicine (June 2), "Painting in Style" (June 9), "Clay: The Plastic of Antiquity" (June 16), "The Archaeology of Birth and Childhood" (June 23), and glass arts (June 30). Also, a drop-in tour of museum highlights (June 10, 2 p.m.).
2-3 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.

 2, 5, 7:45, & 10:15 p.m. 

"The Rider": State Theatre.

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(Chloé Zhao, 2017). Docudrama of a rising rodeo star who must find a new sense of purpose after a tragic riding accident.
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.

 2:15 & 10:25 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)., 668-TIME.

 2:30 p.m. 

"Hand Balancing & Contortion for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This all-level class is designed for active young people (ages 8-17) to build the courage for inversions and the strength to stay upside down. Students will learn to balance on their hands, create absurd shapes, and find their bendiest self. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by practicing hand balancing and contortion fundamentals. This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to the studio.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $15. [map]

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]

 3-5 p.m. 

"Rosé Cheese Pairing": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer taste samples of several cheeses that go well with rosé. Bread and additional accompaniments provided.
3-5 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Slaying the Facebook Vampire": Ann Arbor District Library.

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CryptoParty Ann Arbor representatives demonstrate ways individuals can improve their online privacy.
3-5 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 3:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ypsiarboroo Festival: Intellect Records.

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Live music by Ypsilanti aggressive surf, garage, and electro-pop band BSRB (3:30 p.m.), the Manchester-based blues-inflected folk-rock jam band Trembling Earth (4:30 p.m.), and the local funk-rock trio Pajamas (5:30 p.m.). Also, live shows at several venues in Ypsilanti on June 8 and today at Electric Eye Cafe (811 N. Main, 1-3 p.m.) and Far House (2606 Packard, 8 p.m.-midnight).
3:30-6:30 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Free.,

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Music on the Deck": Lone Oak Vineyard Estate.

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We're kicking off the summer with music on the deck! 4 to 7. Come out and enjoy a glass of wine,a pint of beer, some delicious food and great music! Wine is available by the glass or bottle, beer by the pint or 10 oz. "shortie". We have some deliciously unique flatbread pizzas too!
On June 9th we welcome the very talented, up and coming singer/songwriter Hope Waidley. She will be joined by her sister, Clara Waidley for this special appearance. Angelic, folksy acoustic performances of Alicia Keys, Beatles, Weezer, and more, including some original pieces.
Just give a listen to Hope's original song, "Drunk on You" at:
Hope and Clara will play the first set. You'll be treated to a second set by local favorite, Dan Bickel. Dan plays a variety of acoustic rock (Elvis, Beatles, Zepplin, Duran Duran, John Denver and reque
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd., Grass Lake. Free. 5175228167. [map]

 4:45 & 10 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]

 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 8-July 1. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, yoga and other fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer tastings (Tues., 5 p.m.), wine tastings (Wed., 5 p.m.), and more. The Summer Festival also includes a series of shows on June 5, 9, 10, and 26-30 and July 1, 2, & 4 (see listings). Tonight on the Acoustic Stage: Lansing singer-songwriter Kate Peterson (5 p.m.) and local singer-songwriter Misty Lyn (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: Detroit postpunk folk-rock band Bonny Doon (7 p.m.), local pop-folk band Matt Jones & the Reconstruction (8:30 p.m.), and Frontier Ruckus (10:15 p.m.), the popular experimental bluegrass-based folk-rock ensemble from Lake Orion.
Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted., 994-5999.

 5:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Roller Derby 2018 Home Game: Ann Arbor Roller Derby.

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Join Ann Arbor Roller Derby at Buhr Park on June 9th for a double header! Two great roller derby mash ups for one low price! Come by to check out:
Ann Arbor Brawlstars vs. Team Michigan: Ann Arbor's charter team takes on the Team Michigan All Stars, a collection of the best skaters in the state. Come to BRAWL or TUEBOR!
Ypsilanti Vigilantes vs. Detroit Roller Derby: Motor City Disassembly Line: It's a C-team rematch! Ann Arbors Vigis will take on MCDL at home to see who can take home the win. The Vigilantes came out on top at Mitten Kitten in 2017, but both teams have had some pretty major roster changes, meaning this game should be pretty exciting.
Bouts include kid-friendly activities, half-time entertainment, sponsored concessions, and merchandise from both teams. Enjoy locally-brewed beer and cider while you watch the games!
Doors open at 5:30, first whistle at 6:00!
$12 pre-sale or students/seniors/military discount with I.D.
$15 at the door
Buhr Park, 2751 Packard. $12-15. [map]

 5:30 p.m. 

"Coloring with Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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All age 12 & up invited to color while interacting with adoptable cats. Snacks, soda, and coloring supplies provided.
5:30-7:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $10. Preregistration recommended at 661-3575. [map]

 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bluegrass Gospel Jam Session.

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Mark and Claudia Aills are joined by other local string musicians for a program of bluegrass and country gospel tunes.
6-8:30 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free, but donations accepted for Dexter Senior Center. 878-1078. [map]

 6:30 p.m. 

"Romeo and Juliet": U-M Residential College/Nichols Arboretum.

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June 7-10, 14-17, & 21-24. U-M Residential College drama lecturer Kate Mendeloff directs students and local actors in an alfresco production of Shakespeare's vividly poetic love story, a romantic tragedy about "star-crossed lovers" defying their feuding families. Initially lightheartedly comic, then dire, this perennially popular drama is the heart-wrenching tale of 2 impetuous young lovers destroyed by the intransigence of their feuding families, their own mistakes, and some incredibly bad timing. The RC's annual Shakespeare in the Arb productions have become a hugely popular local summer tradition. Director Mendeloff takes special care to make the shifting Arb environments an active force in the performance. Bring a blanket or portable chair to sit on; dress for the weather.
6:30 p.m., meet at the Peony Garden entrance at 1610 Washington Heights. $20 (Friends of Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, $15; students, $15; seniors age 62 & over, $17; youth under age 18, $10; kids under 5, free) at the gate only. Tickets go on sale at 5:30 p.m. Space limited; come early. 998-9540.

 7-11 p.m. 

"Quirk Theatre's 60th Birthday Kickoff Celebration": EMU Theatre Department.

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Local composer R. Mackenzie Lewis directs current EMU theatre students and alumni in a musical revue to celebrate the theater's January 1959 opening. 1959-themed reception and dancing follows.
7-11 p.m., Quirk-Sponberg Theatre, Ford St. (off Lowell from Huron River Dr.), Ypsilanti. Tickets $30 at 487-1220. [map]

 7:25 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.

 7:30 p.m. 

2nd Saturday Contra Dance Party: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Massachusetts caller David Kaynor leads dances to music by the Stout Hearted String Band and Hotline Strings. Wear loose fitting clothing and comfortable shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a beginner lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse Dr. $11 (members, $10; age 29 & under, $5)., 769-2133. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History Readers: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by retired Ypsilanti adult education teacher Beverly Sprague, of The Girls of Atomic City, Denise Kiernan's bestseller about the Manhattan Project secret city of Oak Ridge, TN, where young women unknowingly helped build the atomic bomb.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"All Childish Things": Roustabout Theatre Troupe.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., May 31-June 17 (except June 3 & 14). Joseph Zettelmaier directs local actors in his newly revised 2006 comedy about 4 Star Wars fans who scheme to heist a fortune in movie memorabilia.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Milan High School Performing Arts Center, 200 Big Red Dr., Milan. Tickets $26 (students, $15) in advance at & at the door. 681-0112. [map]

 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Billy Ray Bauer: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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June 8 & 9. This dynamic Detroit jokester uses a fine repertoire of voices and dialects to tell fresh, lively stories, often drawn from his experiences as the father of 4 boys. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $12 reserved seating in advance, $14 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox: Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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NYC pianist Bradlee, best known for his viral YouTube videos, leads a dozen vocalists and a mini orchestra in a glamorous show of contemporary pop songs done in various 20th-century styles, from a hot jazz take on Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" to a doo-wop version of Ellie Goulding's "Burn."
8 p.m., Power Center. Tickets $45-$55 in advance at and, if available, at the door. Tickets: 764-2538. Info: 994-5999.

 8 p.m. 

The Andrew Collins Trio: Acoustic Routes Concert.

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2-time winners of the Canadian Folk Music Awards "Instrumental Group of the Year," this Toronto-based trio led by mandolin virtuoso Collins plays "raw and grooving bluegrass music [with] the grace and sophistication of a classical string quartet," writes a reviewer in R2 Magazine. With multi-instrumentalists Mike Mezzatesta on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and mandola, and James McEleney on bass, mandocello, and vocals.
8 p.m., Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan, Saline. $15 at the door. 316-7919. [map]

 8 p.m. 

The Andrew Collins Trio: Acoustic Routes Concert.

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Two-time winners of the Canadian Folk Music Awards "Instrumental Group of the Year," this Toronto-based string trio led by mandolin virtuoso Collins plays what an R2 Magazine writer calls "raw and grooving bluegrass music [with] the grace and sophistication of a classical string quartet."
8 p.m., Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan, Saline. $15 at the door. 316-7919. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Thollem McDonas Trio: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Acclaimed avant-jazz and post-classical composer-keyboardist McDonas (also lead singer of the Italian agit-punk band Tsigoti) is joined by local bass clarinetist and saxophonist (and Observer contributor) Piotr Michalowski and local cellist (and Ann Arbor Public Schools orchestra director) Abby Alwin in a program of originals and improvisations.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20. Reservations recommended., 769-2999. [map]

 8-10 p.m. 

Tumbao Bravo: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth Cafe 704 Coffeehouse.

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This award-winning local Cuban jazz sextet, led by saxophonist and flutist Paul VornHagen, performs originals that blend authentic Cuban polyrhythms from mambo to danzón with jazz harmonies. With conga player Gregory "Greco" Freeman, pianist Brian Di Blassio, bassist Pat Prouty, trumpeter Paul Finkbeiner, and Michael Gutierrez on timbales.
8-10 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $8 ($15 for 2). 327-0270. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Heathers: The Musical": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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June 7-10. Ron Baumanis directs local actors in Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy's darkly comic 2010 musical based on the 1989 cult film about a high school misfit who hustles her way into the popular group only to find it's not for her. A New York Times review calls it "skillfully sloppy fun" with a bubbly score and "sassy sendup lyrics." Stars Emily Courcy, Andrew Buckshaw, Amy VanDyke, Samantha Torres, Chloe Grisa, Zoe VanSlooten, Dominic Seipenko, and Hayden Reboulet.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $26 (seniors age 60 & over, $23; Thurs., $20; students, $14 on any day). 971-2228. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Mrs. Fifty Bakes a Pie": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., June 1-24. Daniel C. Walker directs the world premiere of Detroit playwright Linda Ramsay-Detherage's revenge comedy about a middle-aged 1960s housewife stuck in an abusive marriage who creates an alter-ego named Mrs. Fifty after she stumbles into a dominatrix's session. Stars Sarah Burcon, Jeannine Thompson, and Patrick O'Lear.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets are $20 or pay what you can afford, in advance at and (if available) at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]

 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. Comedic improv by experienced local performers.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.)., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 9 p.m.  Free! 

Karaoke: Bel-Mark Lanes.

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

 9:10 p.m.  Free! 

University Lowbrow Astronomers.

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A chance to join local astronomy buffs for a look at the sky through instruments. Participants encouraged to bring their own telescopes. Visitors must turn off all electronic equipment (car radios, transmitters, phones, etc.) at the observatory entrance. Canceled if sky is overcast at sunset or if the weather is extremely inclement. If in doubt, call 975-3248 after 4 p.m. day of event.
Sunset-12:30 a.m. or as long as the sky remains clear, Peach Mountain Observatory, North Territorial Rd. (about 1 1⁄4 miles west of Hudson Mills Metropark), Dexter. Free. 975-3248.

 9:45 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]


Nightspots Listings:


Avalon Cafe & Kitchen: Hot Club of Ann Arbor

Local collective that plays gyspy jazz and early 20th-century hot jazz. [venue info]

Blind Pig: "Let's Go Crazy: Prince Dance Party."

With 3 DJs: Dante LaSalle, Scotty D, and DJ Psycho. $5 (before 10 p.m., free). [venue info]

Club Above: "Gemini Take Over Birthday Bash."

With an R&B and hip-hop DJ. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Randy Brock Group

Detroit blues trio. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Bob Young

Soulful folk-rock by this Detroit-area singer-songwriter and multi- instrumentalist. [venue info]

Guy Hollerin's: Ralph McKee Blues & Soul Project

Energetic, sophisticated blend of soul, funk, blues, and gospel by this band led by Hoodang bassist McKee. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: SpaceCat

Detroit-area pop dance band. [venue info]

Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds

Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May. [venue info]

Session Room: JIVA

Groove-oriented, melodic pop-rock with ethereal guitar textures by this Detroit band. J Opener: Joanna & the Jaywalkers, an Ypsilanti alternative rock quartet. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Mark Jewett Mark Jewett and Amy Petty

Detroit-area Americana pop-rock singer-songwriter whose latest CD is Love Has No Heart of Its Own. Opener: Amy Petty, a Saginaw-based pop-folk singer-songwriter known for her evocative songs on emotionally intimate themes. [venue info]


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