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Calendar of Events

Monday, July 2, 2018






 
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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.

Call if temperatures are below 45 degrees.
9 a.m., meet at Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. 717-7567 , 663-5060.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]


 10 a.m. 

Quality 16 Morning Movies Summer Series.

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Screenings of animated movies, including Ferdinand (July 2-6), Captain Underpants (July 9-13), The Boss Baby (July 16-20), Smurfs: The Lost Village (July 23-27), and The Lego Batman Movie (July 30-Aug. 3).
Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. $1 (members, free). 623-7469. [map]


 10:30-11:30 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 (except July 4) Pittsfield.

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

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


 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Playschool 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.(except July 4) 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.


 Noon-3 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Lunch (reservations required) available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3).
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Paved Country Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18, 24, or 30 miles, either on hilly Schneider Rd. or the B2B trail (call for start point).
Noon, meet at 8213 Pine Cross Ln. or the B2B entrance on Jeffords (behind the Marathon gas station), Dexter. Free. 426-5116.


 12:30-4 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. except Nov. 22. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Writing Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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All seniors invited to read and discuss poetry, essays, fiction, and reminiscences they have written.
1-3 p.m., Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Popsicle Stick Flashlight": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades K-5 invited to assemble a flashlight from a popsicle stick, battery, LED light, and simple circuitry.
1-2 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Movie Mondays": Chelsea District Library.

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All kids invited to bring a pillow and/or blanket and watch a movie. Popcorn.

June 18: "Leap" (Eric Summer, 2016). Animated film about a rural French orphan who travels to Paris and enrolls in ballerina classes at the Grand Opera house.

July 2: "Coco" (Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina, 2017). Disney film about a boy who's accidentally transported to the land of the dead.

July 16: "Beauty and the Beast" (Bill Condon, 2017). Live-action version of the fairy tale stars Emma Watson.
2 p.m., Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 3:30 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 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4, 6:45 & 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


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


 4:30, 5, 7, 7:30 & 10 p.m. 

"Won't You Be My Neighbor?": State Theatre.

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(Morgan Neville, 2018). Documentary of children's television icon Mr. Rogers.
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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Local Meeting: Ann Arbor Rotary West.

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As a member club of Rotary International, we are evening club, comprised of professionals who share fellowship, friendship and collaboration of ideas to serve and give for the benefit of humanity.

We are open to the inspiration, passion, and gifts of our members with the goal to work together to find ways to serve other's above self.
All visitors welcome, please contact Catherine if you have more questions.
Absolute Title, 2875 W. Liberty Rd. Ann Arbor MI 48103. Free. cfranklin@absolutetitleinc.com https://portal.clubrunner.ca/8609/ [map]


 6-7:30 p.m. 

Intro to Aerial Arts: A2 Aviary.

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Curious about circus, but don't know where to start? Take your first flight on the aerial fabrics, static trapeze, and lyra, all in this 90 minute class for absolute beginners! Each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body!
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 6:15 & 9:30 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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


 6:30 p.m. 

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), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m., competitive), and modern (Fri. 6:30 p.m., casual) decks. Bring your own cards for casual tournaments. Also, all invited to play the 2-person card game Netrunner (free) at 6 p.m. on Mondays.
1 p.m. (Sun.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [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 a2sf.org/events/at-the-illusionists-table. Tickets: 764-2538. Info: 994-5999. [map]


 6:30 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Herb Garden Walking Tour: Herb Study Group.

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Club members lead a tour of the Herb Knot Garden at Matthaei. A slideshow on wild herbs, if raining. Sun tea served.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each week begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. July 2: "After the Attack: Picking Up the Pieces and Moving On." July 9: "In the News." July 16: "Simplify Your Life: How a Hollywood Millionaire Walked Away from It All." July 23: "Wounded Warriors." July 30: "What's God Up To?"
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m. 

PKO's final big band gig of their 29th season.

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On Monday, July 2, 2018 Ann Arbor's beloved 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra will present their final Monday night big band session of their 29th season at 7 Pm at their home Zal Gaz Grotto.
PKO's guest vocalists will be Sarah D'Angelo and Paul King.
String bassist, bandleader, jazz composer, arranger Paul Keller leads his outstanding group of local jazz heroes through classic and original big band material. It's a high energy, swinging, and exciting, big band spectacle. Come hear your favorite creative jazz musicians display their amazing skills on this special night.
After this performance, PKO will take a summer hiatus and return to every Monday night big band sessions at Zal Gaz Grotto on September 17.
Good food and drinks at Zal Gaz Grotto. Free parking. Air-conditioning. Under 18 enter free.
And great BIG BAND JAZZ!
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard. $10 at the door (under 18 enter FREE). 734-663-1202. [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Monday Night Civilized Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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A leisurely 12 or 18 mile ride to Dexter Dairy Queen and back.
7 p.m., meet at 610 Brierwood Ct. Free. 945-4133.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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July 2, 14, 16, & 30. Grade 6-adult invited to get basic sewing help with their unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines. Basic sewing instruction available. All welcome to bring their own sewing machine. On July 2, local sewing expert Amber Adams-Fall demonstrates how to sew darts. On July 14, she shows how to make no-sew felt succulents, and on July 30, she shows how to cut out a pattern. Also, on July 16, Detroit fashion designer Nettie Tiso demonstrates how to reinvent your summer wardrobe by altering clothing (bring your own items, if you like).
7-8:30 p.m. (except July 14, noon-3 p.m.), AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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All invited to join a discussion of John Wells's Rude Words: A History of the London Library.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]


 7:30-10 p.m. 

Israeli Dancing: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Wed. Dance instructor Cheryl Felt and DJ Amnon Steiner lead a variety of Israeli dances to recorded music. Easy dances and oldies the first hour, followed by intermediate dances and requests. Beginners welcome. New dances taught each week. Wear soft-soled shoes.
7:30-10 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $5 (students, free). 971-0990. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., west Dexter location TBA. $5. 395-7782, 426-0241.


 8 p.m. 

Marcia Ball: The Ark.

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This Austin-based blues singer and pianist who grew up in Louisiana plays a knock-down honky-tonk style of piano that blends the orneriness of blues with the sweet rolling rhythms of New Orleans R&B. One reviewer called her "the secret love child of Miss Manners and Little Richard, sitting demurely at the keyboard while blowing the joint apart." She is also a splendid singer, with a husky, sultry vocal attack at once biting and seductive. Like Bonnie Raitt, she moves easily and convincingly between rousing rockers and emotive ballads. A big favorite with local audiences, she comes to town with a brand-new CD, Shine Bright.

Photo: Mary Keating Bruton.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $30 in advance at Herb David Guitar Studio, the Michigan Union Ticket Office, and theark.org; and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9 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.


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



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery: Banana Migration

Kalamazoo reggae band. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Mechial White

Dexter ambient smooth jazz musician and DJ, aka The Groovematist. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Bickley/Kramer/Roe

Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. [venue info]

 
 


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