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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, June 19, 2018






 
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 8:15 a.m. 

"CVT": Better Living Fitness Center.

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

This total body class is made to get your heart rate up while strengthening your muscles in an interval timed format. Perfect for all fitness levels!
Join us on Facebook for more information about our classes and general health and fitness!: https://www.facebook.com/BetterLivingAnnArbor
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Drive. Free with some memberships; $15 walk-in.. office@betterlivingfitness.com www.betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

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

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


 9:30 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]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

Playgroups for Babies: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tue. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations, see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
9:30-10:15 & 10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Adults Tuesday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Tues. Activities begin at 11 a.m. with "Energy Exercise" ($3), a 60-minute exercise program led by Maria Farquhar, followed at 1 p.m. by mah-jongg, quilting, and other games & activities. Homemade buffet luncheon ($3) available at noon. All invited.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free (except as noted). 971-0990. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Pillowcase Project": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades 2-6 invited to learn emergency preparedness. Participants receive a preparedness toolkit and a pillowcase printed with suggested items to include in case of emergency.
11 a.m.-noon, AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1 p.m. 

Womens Golf Club at University of Michigan: University Womens Golf Club.

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Please join us our Club. We golf every Tues and/or Thurs for either 9 or 18 hole golf! No upfront green fees! Email or Call for information on how to join us!
University of Michigan Blue Golf Course, 500 E Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $25. (734) 615-GOLF (615-4653). https://sites.google.com/view/umichuniversitywomensgolfclub/home [map]


 3:30 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Center Stage Strings Concerts.

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June 19, 20, 23, 26, & 29. Recitals by string students ages 13-24 and faculty (June 20 only) of this summer institute. The June 29 concert also features the acclaimed Calidore String Quartet. Programs TBA.
3:30 p.m. (June 19 & 26) & 7 p.m. (June 20, 23, & 29), U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 936-2660. [map]


 3:45, 6:45, & 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4-7 p.m. 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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


 4, 6:30, & 9:15 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4, 6:30, & 9 p.m. 

"RBG": Michigan Theater.

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(Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018). Documentary on the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:15, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Let the Sunshine In" (Un Beau Soleil Intérieur): Michigan Theater.

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(Clare Denis, 2018). Romantic film about a divorced Parisian artist (Juliette Binoche) searching for true love. French, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:15, 7, & 9:30 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30, 7:15, & 10 p.m. 

"Beast": State Theatre.

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(Michael Pearce, 2018). Dramatic adaptation of the classic fairytale featuring an isolated young woman trying to escape her repressive family who finds herself drawn to an alluring outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30, 7, & 9:15 p.m. 

"The Seagull": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Mayer, 2018). Chekhov adaptation. Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening.
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]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

2018 Cruise Nights: Chelsea Classic Cruisers.

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


 5-8 p.m. 

Easy Street Jazz Band: Zal Gaz Grotto.

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


 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Pub Night for Roughneck Rescue: Roughneck Rescue and Sanctuary.

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Come down to Salt Springs Brewery between 5-9pm to enjoy live music, raffle baskets, door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle. A percentage of all food and drinks purchased that evening will be donated to Roughneck Rescue and Sanctuary to help support rescue dogs. Roughneck takes in dogs who are considered unadoptable due to behavior or aggression issues, rehabilitates them, and provides a safe and enriching sanctuary where they can live out their lives as a loved member of the pack.
Salt Springs Brewery, 117 S Ann Arbor St, Saline. Free. ewixted@umich.edu [map]


 5-9 p.m. 

"Pets & Pajamas Movie Night": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch Aristocats, the 1970 Disney animation about a family of cats in turn-of-the-century Paris. Also, a chance to interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
5-9 p.m., HSHV, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $35 ($15 for each additional sibling). Preregistration required at hshv.org. [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: eVenti Verticali's Wanted (7:45 & 9:30 p.m.), an aerial theater show by Italian brothers Andrea and Luca Piallini, who play cops and robbers while hanging from harnesses against projected images on a giant outdoor screen. Music on the Acoustic Stage: local teen singer-songwriters Mary Collins (5 p.m.) and Kaye Hoff (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: The local teen funk, jazz, and R&B band Rosewood (6:45 p.m.) and the local experimental hip-hop duo The Black Opera (8:30 p.m.). Followed at 10 p.m. by The Birdcage, the 1996 comedy starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane as a gay couple who act straight to meet their son's fiancée's right-wing parents.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 6-7 p.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. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 6 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"The History of Music Boxes in Michigan": Dexter District Library.

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Music- and video-illustrated talk by Michigan historians Al and David Eicher.
6 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration requested. 426-4477. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

Hand in Hand Parenting Starter Class.

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This six-week class led by Certified Instructor Catherine Fischer will help you to reduce stress in your family and help you better understand how children's emotions work. You will learn new ways to respond to tantrums, how to set limits effectively with both warmth and firmness and new ways to connect with your children through play. Parents have found these tools helpful with aggression, whining, power struggles, bedwetting, sleep problems, shyness and helping children with specific fears, as well as increasing the parents' own confidence and enjoyment of their children and of parenting.
At each meeting, you will have an opportunity to learn a new listening tool and talk about your experiences trying them at home. Each parent will also have an opportunity to be listened to by other members of the group.
This class is for parents only and will focus on the needs and challenges of parents of young children ages 0 - 10 years.
Space is limited to seven participants.
Great Oak Cohousing, 503 Little Lake Drive. $210 per person or $335 per couple. 734-395-5244. catherine@supportforgrowingfamilies.com www.SupportForGrowingFamilies.com [map]



 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]


 7 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Class: Sun Shen.

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In this class, you will build a solid foundation in Tai-Chi principles in an intimate setting, with guidance and personal adjustment in the SUN SHEN 35 Form from accomplished instructors. As you learn the sequence and details of the Form, you will experience the calm, effortless power that comes from relaxed focus. Classes are held Monday at 6pm, Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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


 7 p.m. 

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

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Kokedama: Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to participate in this Japanese art of growing a plant in a moss-covered ball of soil wrapped with string.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Polka Jam Session.

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All accordion players and other musicians invited to play polkas and waltzes and other ethnic and old-time music.
7-9 p.m., American Legion Hall, 44 Wabash St. (south off Main), Milan. Free. 529-3903. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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


 7-8:30 p.m. 

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

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


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"DIY Summer Flower Crowns": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for grade 6-adult.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Foraging, Gardening, and Gleaning for Survival and Joy": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by local conservationists Charlie Brennan and Bridget O'Brien.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Last Shift": Literati Bookstore Poetry Book Club.

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All invited to discuss the late Detroit poet Philip Levine's recently published final collection.
7 p.m., Literati Coffee (upstairs), 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m. 

The Moth Storyslam: Michigan Radio.

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June 5th show is cancelled. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on the monthly theme. June themes: "Endings" (June 5) & "Impostor" (June 19). The 3-person judging teams are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Space limited, so it's smart to arrive early.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $8. 764-5118. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Invasive Species in Michigan Waters": Huron Valley Sierra Club.

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Talk by EMU biology professor Uli Reinhart.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 665-0248. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"RiffTrax Live: Space Mutiny": Fathom Events.

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June 14 & 19. Broadcast "riffing" performance by former Mystery Science Theater 3000 stars Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett, who once again aim their comic heckling at David Winters and Neal Sundstrom's inept 1988 sci-fi melodrama. Note: The June 14 screening is only at Quality 16 & Emagine.
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson Rd.), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine Saline (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $12-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events/rifftrax-live-space-mutiny and at the door. 827-2863.


 8-10 p.m. 

Beartrap Debut at Ziggy's.

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"Beartrap is a "leaderless" quintet based in Southeastern Michigan. The group features Jason Didia & Tristan Cappel on woodwinds, David Dunham on guitar/electronics, Jeff Cuny on bass, and Stuart Lyons on Drums. The band's focus is on original composition and improvisation. Beartrap is heavily influenced by Ornette Coleman, The Bad Plus, Tim Berne, and a host of other contemporary artists from all walks of music."
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Donation. $5 (suggested). (734) 221-3961. https://www.facebook.com/events/255225835042015/ [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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


 8 p.m. 

The Mike Farris Band: The Ark.

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Winner of the Americana Music Association 2008 Emerging Artist of the Year Award, Farris is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter whose music mixes gospel, Stax soul, and Southern blues. His 2014 CD Shine for All the People won a Grammy for Best Roots Gospel Album.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 9:30 p.m. 

Tango Tuesdays: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Tues. Tango dancing to recorded music. No partner or experience necessary. The program begins with a lesson.
9:30-11:30 p.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $10. sophiatango.com, 634-9629. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Habitat Lounge: Dave Menzo Dave Menzo

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

Ravens Club: Chris Buhalis Chris Buhalis

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

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

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. [venue info]

 
 


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