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Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 30, 2018

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 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Camaro Superfest 2018: Eastern Michigan Camaro Clubs.

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June 30 & July 1. The nation's longest-running Camaro-only show, now in its 27th year, features several hundred vintage to brand-new models. Numerous awards for original, restored, street, pro-street, modified, show car models, and more. All invited to enter their Camaros (drivers only, free; judged class, $15 per car; events for drivers begin June 28). A dyno that tests horsepower ($40 for 2 pulls) and swap and vendor areas. Food available. No dogs or alcohol.
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Riverside Park, Cross St. at Huron, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted. Preregistration for Camaro owners at, 649-3056.

 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 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

Hunter/Jumper Horse Shows: Waterloo Hunt Club.

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June 26-30 and July 1. English riding and jumping competitions at the state level. Spectators welcome to bring picnics.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, corner of Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free., (248) 892-6806.

 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga in the Park": Saline Parks & Recreation.

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All invited. Bring a water bottle and mat (some mats available to borrow).
8 a.m., Henne Field, 200 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. 429-3502. [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. 

"Paddleboard Yoga with Miranda": FitPoint.

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Learn paddleboard basics and get a great total body workout with a focus on core strength and flexibility in a fun outdoor environment.
No prior experience on a paddleboard or with yoga is required, only an open mind and sense of humor!
Available Saturdays: June 30th, July 14th, 21st, and 28th from 9:00am-10:30am
Come to one or all 4!
Class size is limited. Sign up early!
Argo Park. Drop in:$60 / Members+Early Bird (all 4):$195 / Regular (all 4):$220. 734-531-9958.

 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. 

"Living Well with Illness Workshop": Narrative Dimensions.

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The Living Well With Illness Workshop is a half-day workshop for people with all types of chronic illnesses who want to gain perspective on the ways chronic illness has changed their lives and how they can improve their ability to adapt.
Living Well With Illness workshops help people discover a more personal meaning of illness through a 3-step process:
Telling their story to supportive individuals.
Acquiring a new understanding of the way stereotypes distort the experience of living with a chronic illness by comparing actual personal lived experience to these limiting stereotypes.
Engaging with guided meditation, art, and writing (Open Studio Process) to access creative insights about the personal meaning of chronic illness.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tearoom, 114 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Donation. $50. 814-673-1496. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

Coffee with Anuja: Committee to Elect Anuja Rajendra for State Senate.

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Join me for coffee Saturday morning, June 30th! Let's spark a community conversation about how we can improve our vibrant district.
Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E Michigan Ave, Ste M Saline, Michigan 48176, Saline. Free. 7346355669. [map]

 10 a.m. 

Friends Club.

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Outdoor activities for kids ages 8-15 (accompanied by a parent). Also, discussion about friendship. Geared toward kids who have trouble making friends. Indoors if raining.
Text or email for location., 355-2082.

 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga on the Lawn": Chelsea District Library/Chelsea Wellness Center.

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Every Sat., June 16-Aug. 18. All adults invited to joining yoga session; weather permitting. Bring your own yoga mat; arrive early to sign in.
10-11 a.m., CDL library lawn, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [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.-3:30 p.m. 

"Living Well with Illness Workshop": Living Well with Illness.

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The Living Well With Illness Workshop is a half-day workshop for people with all types of chronic illnesses who want to gain perspective on the ways chronic illness has changed their lives and how they can improve their ability to adapt.
Living Well With Illness workshops help people discover a more personal meaning of illness through a 3-step process:
Telling their story to supportive individuals.
Acquiring a new understanding of the way stereotypes distort the experience of living with a chronic illness by taking time to reflect on these particular aspects of illness's impact.
Engaging with guided meditation, art, and writing (Open Studio Process) to access creative insights about the personal meaning of chronic illness.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom, 114 S. Main St. $49. 814-673-1496. [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.  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.  Free! 

Families Belong Together Rally - Ann Arbor: WICIR: Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights and the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.

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Reports of thousands of children, over 100 under the age of four, being separated from their parents upon arrival at America have prompted outrage & protest across the country. Apparently prompted by the outcry, the White House issued an executive order on June 20 ending family separation. However, the administration has not outlined a plan to reunite families already separated, & will now detain families and children indefinitely under the "zero tolerance" immigration policy announced in April.
Nationwide, more than 300,000 people have RSVPed for one of the 450 "Families Belong Together-& Free" events to demand the following:
• Permanently end the separation of children and families by Trump -- immediately and permanently reversing the zero-tolerance policy which created this crisis
• Reunite every single family that remains brutally torn apart -- and prove it
• Permanently end the indefinite detention of children & families
• Accountability for the abusers, ICE & Border
The Diag, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, North of South University Street, east of State Street, and south of North University. Free.

 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.

 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"Wayne Clements Memorial 3rd Annual Independence Day Event": Saline Area Historical Society.

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4th of July celebration highlighted by tours of the Depot Museum, an antique tractor display, horse-drawn buggy & vintage velocipede rides, an archaeological dig, an inflatable bounce house, and more. Food available. Details are tentative; check for updated schedule.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saline Depot Museum, 402 N. Ann Arbor St. at Bennett, Saline. Parking available at Henne Field. Donation., 944-0442. [map]

 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]

 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]

 1-5 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]

 1:15, 4:15, 6:15 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat": State Theatre.

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(Sara Driver, 2018). Documentary on American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat focusing on his peers and artistic influences in NYC in the early 80s.
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.

 1:15, 4:30, 7:15 & 9:30 p.m. 

"RBG": Michigan Theater.

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

 1:30, 4:15, 6:45 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Hearts Beat Loud": State Theatre.

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(Brett Haley, 2017). A single dad preparing to send his daughter to college encourages her to start a band with him. Nick Offerman.
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.

 1:45 & 6:45 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]

 2 p.m. 

"Lives Well Lived": Michigan Theater.

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(Sky Bergman, 2018). Documentary celebrating the wit and wisdom of 40 adults ages 75-100, who share their secrets and insights to a meaningful life.
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]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

Paper Airplane Craft: Nicola's Books.

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For kids age 6 & up.
2 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.

 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Paint Along with Bob Ross": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 9-adult invited to paint along to an episode of Ross's iconic 1980s PBS TV show, The Joy of Painting. Materials provided; wear an old shirt or apron, if you like. No prior experience required.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab & multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 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 & 7:30 p.m. 

"West Side Story": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., June 21-Aug. 12. This local professional theater company performs Arthur Laurents's spirited musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, set in New York and featuring the rival street gangs the Sharks and the Jets. The beloved Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim score includes such favorites as "Maria," "Tonight," and "America."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $31 (seniors, $29; youth & groups of 10 or more, $27) on Thurs.; $35 (seniors, $33; youth & groups of 10 or more, $31) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $33 (seniors, $31; youth & groups of 10 or more, $29) for all matinees in advance at and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]

 2:30 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 & 8 p.m. 

"Willow Run": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., June 14-Sept. 1. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of local playwright Jeff Duncan's drama about 4 Rosie the Riveters working at the Willow Run bomber plant in WWII: an idealist who quits college for the war effort, an African American seeking to escape Jim Crow, a beautician whose husband is a pilot stationed in England, and an Appalachian native who wants a life without Kentucky coal mines. With original music by PRTC founder Jeff Daniels and his son, Ben. Cast: Michelle Mountain, Rhiannon Ragland, K. Edmonds, Lauren Knox, Angela Kay Miller, Caitlin Cavannaugh, David Bendena, and Brad Phillips.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]

 3:45 & 9 p.m. 

"American Animals": State Theatre.

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(Bart Layton, 2018). True crime drama about 4 young men who plot to steal rare books and Audubon prints from a Kentucky university library.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME.

 4 & 7 p.m. 

"When I Stutter": EMU National Student Speech Language Hearing Association & EMU Department of Special Education.

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(John Gomez, 2017). Documentary chronicling the different impacts of stuttering on a diverse group of people.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 online & at the door., 668-TIME. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

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

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This Saturday we welcome Anthony Paparelli! Anthony plays a wide variety of music - listen to some of your favorite tunes from REM, Rolling Stones, Gordon Lightfoot, The Beatles and more! Check out his YouTube demo video at: Be sure to listen to his fun rendition of a Johnny Cash classic at the 1:12 mark! Music from 4 to 7.
Come out and enjoy some great music, estate grown wine and hand-crafted beer. We have some uniquely delicious flat bread pizzas and other lite fare too!
Rain or shine - if Mother Nature does not cooperate, we will move it inside. Likewise, if the heat is oppressive, we'll move inside to the AC.
Seating is first come, first served.
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd., Grass Lake. Free. 5175228167. [map]

 4-11 p.m. 

German Park Picnic.

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Old-fashioned German dinner served a la carte (approximately $8-$12) with wine, beer, pop, water, and coffee for sale. Dancing to German polkas and other European dance music by Jay Fox & the Bavarian Showtime Band, (July 28) and Enzian aus Detroit (Aug. 25).
4-11 p.m. (no admission after 9 p.m.), German Park, 5549 Pontiac Trail (7 miles north of Ann Arbor; look for the banners and signs marking the entrance). $5 (children 12 & under, free). No one under 21 admitted without parent or legal guardian. 769-0048 (weekdays). [map]

 5-11:15 p.m.  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: Local singer-songwriter Adam Labeaux (5 p.m.) and local blues-oriented vocalist and guitar virtuoso Rollie Tussing (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: The Kalamazoo-based electronic hip-hop-oriented jazz-soul quintet Lushh (7 p.m.), the local jazz-inflected progressive funk-rock quartet Chirp (8:30 p.m.), and Lady Sunshine & the X Band (10:15 p.m.), a popular local gospel-flavored blues band led by Lady Sunshine, a fiery, rich-voiced singer whose style blends elements of Aretha Franklin, Koko Taylor, and Denise LaSalle.
Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted., 994-5999.

 6 p.m. 

Lumberjills vs Cincinnati Sirens: AAFC Lumberjacks and Lumberjills.

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Ann Arbor's first and only women's minor league soccer team is hosting Cincinnati Sirens in their final WPSL home game of the season. The WPSL is the largest women's soccer league in the world! Come cheer on and support the Lumberjills and enjoy some high level entertaining soccer. Tickets are only $5 at the gate and kids 5 years old and younger get in free.
Concordia University, 300 Earhart Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. $5. [map]

 6 p.m. 

Roller Derby Doubleheader: Ann Arbor Derby Dimes.

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Two bouts featuring local teams vs. Detroit teams. Half-time entertainment, concessions, kids activities, & more.
6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.), Buhr Park Ice Rink, 2751 Packard. $12 in advance at; $15 (students, seniors, & military personnel with ID, $12; kids age 11 & under, free with paying adult) at the door. [map]

 6:30 & 9:30 p.m. 

"At the Illusionist's Table": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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June 26-July 2. Renowned Scottish mentalist and storyteller Scott Silven hosts an intimate 3-course meal to the accompaniment of mesmerizing illusions, interspersed with tales from his childhood in Ochil Hills, Scotland. The highly acclaimed show is noted for its sophistication, intelligence, and immersiveness. Note: Tickets are limited to 22 guests per show.
6:30 p.m. (June 26-30 & July 2), 9:30 p.m. (June 27-30 & July 2), & 4 & 7 p.m. (July 1), the Ann Arbor Club, 103 E. Liberty. Tickets $200 in advance at Tickets: 764-2538. Info: 994-5999. [map]

 7:30 - 10 p.m.  Free! 

"A Musical Evening with M-CAT & Friends": Citizens' Climate Lobby - Ann Arbor chapter.

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Please join Ann Arbor CCL for a special evening out. We'll enjoy music by the talented M-CAT & Friends (Mark Clevey, Austin Thomas and Friends). M-CAT & Friends will be performing environmentally themed covers and originals! You won't want to miss Mark Clevey's new "Green Blues" written for and dedicated to the Ann Arbor Citizens Climate Lobby. Special guest appearances by CCL songwriter Mason Sharp and local environmental leader (and sax player) David Konkle.
Ypsi Ale House has a full complement of excellent Micro-brewed beers and other beverages plus a fine food menu available for purchase. There is no cover charge -- M-CAT & Friends have kindly agreed to play for tips.
Good music, Good beer, Good food and Good friends!
Ypsi Alehouse, 124 Pearl St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. [map]

 7:30-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Full Moon Campfire": Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy.

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All invited to enjoy a family-oriented campfire in one of the largest conservancy-owned nature preserves in southeast Michigan. Bring campfire refreshments and lawn chairs; locally cut firewood appreciated. No pets. Gates open at 7 p.m.
7-10 p.m., LeFurge Woods, 2252 N. Prospect Rd. (1/2 mile north of Geddes), Superior Twp. Free. 484-6565. [map]

 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

John Heffron: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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June 29 & 30. A South Lyon native and EMU grad who now lives in L.A., Heffron specializes in observations about the indignities and absurdities of life from the point of view of children and parents. A frequent guest on network and cable TV shows, Heffron won the 2nd season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 10:30 p.m. (Sat.), 212 S. Fourth Ave. $25 reserved seating in advance & general admission at the door. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Sam Lewis: The Ark.

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Highly regarded young Nashville-based country-soul singer-songwriter dubbed "a modern Townes Van Zandt" by Chris Stapleton. He recently released his 3rd CD, Loversity.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office &, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Uri Gurvich Quartet: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This Argentinian-Israeli saxophonist gathers an unusually cosmopolitan ensemble-Bulgarian bassist Peter Slavov, Cuban pianist Manuel Valera, and Israeli drummer Ronen Itzik-for his brand of Latin- & Middle Eastern-infused jazz. His most recent album, Kinship, "is a mature, multicultural, and urgent album from…an adventurous voice in the post-Coltranean fashion," according to a Jazz Trail (NYC) reviewer.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [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]

 8 p.m. 

"The Gravedigger: A Frankenstein Play": The Penny Seats Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sat., June 14-30. Julia Glander and Lauren London co-direct popular local playwright Joseph Zettelmaier's gothic drama about a gravedigger who realizes the consequences of his decision to supply Victor Frankenstein with bodies when he encounters Frankenstein's monster cowering in a grave. Set after the events of Mary Shelley's novel, the play "uses the familiar Frankenstein monster legend to raise some profound questions about an individual's capacity for good or evil," says a Lansing State Journal reviewer. Cast: David Galido, Dan Helmer, Annie Dilworth, and Robert Schorr. This is the first of 2 outdoor productions scheduled for this local company's 8th summer season.
8 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Tickets $12 (kids 12 & under, $7) in advance at, $15 at the gate. 926-5346.

 8:45 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.

 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]

 9:45 p.m. 

"The Catcher Was a Spy": Michigan Theater.

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(Ben Lewin, 2018). WWII biopic about Jewish MLB catcher Moe Berg, who was sent to spy in Nazi Germany.
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]

 10 p.m. 

"Fireworks at Hudson Mills": Hudson Mills Metropark.

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Easily visible from any point in the park. Also, a DJ spins pop dance records outdoors by the Activity Center (7-11 p.m.). Bring a picnic and come early: gates are usually closed by 9:30 p.m. because the parking lots fill up.
10 p.m., Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $11 special event vehicle entrance fee; free with annual permit. [map]


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Avalon Cafe & Kitchen: Nadim Azzam

Local pop-oriented hip-hop singer-songwriter whose new EP, Here's To Changes Vol. 1, is a collection of songs about love and loneliness he wrote as a troubled teen. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Matthew Dear

Punchy, upbeat techno-pop band fronted by Dear, an inventive Detroit musician, on vocals and computer. $16 ($18 at the door). [venue info]

Club Above: "Indie Rock Night."

With bands TBA [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Ed Dupas

Local country-folk Americana singer-songwriter whose influences range from Springsteen to Steve Earle. [venue info]

Guy Hollerin's: Steve Nardella Rock 'n' Roll Trio Steve Nardella

Ann Arbor's most passionate and compelling roots-rocker performs fiercely cathartic, blues-drenched reworkings of rock 'n' roll and rockabilly classics and obscure gems, along with some authentic Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker blues. [venue info]

Mash: Brett Mitchell & the Giant Ghost Brett Mitchell

Midland pop-rock band led by Mitchell, a singer-songwriter and drummer whom Grand Rapids Press music critic John Sinkevics calls "the new millennium's version of Marshall Crenshaw." [venue info]

Mash: Jason Dean

Local singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Barbarossa Brothers

Bayou-inflected Americana by this Saginaw trio that cites Levon Helm as its main influence. Opener: Billy King, a talented veteran local singer-songwriter and guitarist whose pop-folk originals features roots-rock and country swing flavors. [venue info]

Session Room: The Motor City Beat

Veteran Detroit ensemble whose repertoire includes Motown, funk, and straight-ahead jazz. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Hero String Trio Hero String Trio

An eclectic mix of jazz, pop, and rock by the local (arithmetically aberrant) duo of guitarists Evan Veasey and Mike Steele. [venue info]


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