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Calendar of Events

Saturday, July 7, 2018






 
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 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! 

"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]


 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]


 9-10 a.m.  Free! 

Coffee with Michelle Deatrick, State Senate Candidate: Michelle Deatrick for State Senate.

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Join us for a community conversation! Share your concerns, ask your questions--and meet Michelle, a progressive activist and Vice Chair of the County Board of Commissioners. Michelle is an experienced elected leader, policy analyst and educator who is running to be your next State Senator-and who hopes to earn the honor of your vote on August 7th. (The coffee is on us!)
Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E Michigan Avenue, Saline. Free. 734-674-0429. tony@votemichelledeatrick.com VoteMichelle.com [map]



 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Dexter District Library.

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Sale of adult & children's books, DVDs, audiobooks, and more.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free admission. 426-4477. [map]


 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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July 1, 7, & 14. 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.

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July 1: Marshall Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Marshall Nature Area parking lot off Dixboro Rd. north of Plymouth Rd.) to help remove summer invasives from this area of former farmland.

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July 7: Bandemer Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the parking lot at 1325 Lakeshore, off N. Main) to pull exotic weeds from this prairie filled with tall grasses and goldenrods.

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July 14: Furstenberg Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School) to help park steward Aunita Erskine maintain native species in the garden and remove non-native species from the rest of the nature area.

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July 14: Ruthven Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the Gallup Park boat dock parking lot at the corner of Huron Parkway and Geddes) to remove invasive plants from the hillside prairie.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 10-11am 

"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]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Japanese Stiltgrass - The Michigan Invasion": Legacy Land Conservancy.

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The first instance of Japanese stiltgrass in Michigan was found in Scio Township by a private resident in 2017. This is a quickly spreading herbaceous invasive. Help keep additional populations from cropping up by learning what to look for and how to eradicate it. The property owners will open up their home as a classroom for residents and professionals alike to learn. Held in partnership with The Stewardship Network. Register for this event by July 6 at stewardship@legacylandconservancy.org or call 734-302-5263. Registration required for location address.
Scio Township, Registration required for location address. Free. 734-302-5263. dana@legacylandconservancy.org www.legacylandconservancy.org



 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Dave Tuck Skate Jam V.

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Skateboarding by pro and amateur skaters from Michigan and around the country. Also, skateboarding contests for all ages and skill levels. Silent auction, music spun by DJs, giveaways, food carts, and more. Proceeds benefit Grind for Life and Strap In For Life, 2 nonprofits that provide support to people battling cancer and their families.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Ann Arbor Skate Park at Veterans Memorial Park, 350 N. Maple. Free admission; fee for competitors. 757-3590. [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. samilton@umich.edu, 355-2082.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Friends Club Meeting: Friends Club.

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Parent-led group for kids ages 8-15 who have trouble making friends. Fun activities designed to encourage interaction.
Various locations, T/B/A. Free. 7343552082. samilton@umich.edu


 10-10:40 a.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Music Together teacher Dianne Dudley leads infants through 5-year-olds (accompanied by an adult) in a program of music and dancing.
10-10:40 a.m., AADL Westgate Branch, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 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.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Purple Rose Concert Reading Series": Chelsea District Library.

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Purple Rose Theatre artistic director Guy Sanville directs Purple Rose actors in readings, usually from new scripts being considered for production. Followed by a discussion with the audience. July 7: Manhattan-based playwright Julie Marino's comedy Welcome to Paradise. Aug. 11: The Purple Rose apprentice class performs scenes from its collaboratively written original drama Dark Night 2018.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [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.  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! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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


 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Beauty and the Beasts": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project making popsicle stick ballerinas & animals for kids in preK & K.
11 a.m.-noon, AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.


 Noon-1pm 

"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. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 Noon-midnight 

18th Annual Michigan Elvisfest: Ypsilanti Depot Town Association.

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July 6 & 7. Thousands annually celebrate the memory of the Man from Memphis at this festival highlighted by performances by 11 Elvis tribute artists from around the nation, including internationally touring singer Doug Church (who's been called "the true voice of Elvis"), Canton singer Chris Ayotte, 18-year-old Jackson singer Colin Dexter, Michigan Elvisfest cofounder Matt King, and others. They are backed by the Chicago-based Change of Habit Tribute Band. Also, James Brown and Johnny Cash tribute artists. Sale of Elvis memorabilia, raffles, concessions, and a beer tent. Bring folding chairs. Costumes encouraged. Saturday only: kids activities (noon-6 p.m.)-including a bounce house, a show with magic and puppets, crafts, balloon twisting, and face painting-a gospel hour (2-3 p.m.), and a candlelight vigil (10 p.m., BYOC) commemorating the 41st anniversary of Elvis's death on Aug. 16. Bring your own folding chair, if you wish.
5 p.m.-midnight (Fri.) & noon-midnight (Sat.), Riverside Park near Depot Town, Ypsilanti. Tickets $20 (Fri.) & $40 (Sat.) in advance at mielvisfest.com; $25 (Fri.) & $45 (Sat.) at the gate. Kids age 12 & under, free. mielvisfest.com, michiganelvisfest@gmail.com, 277-4547. [map]


 Noon 

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]


 12:55 p.m. 

"Fireworks": Fathom Events.

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(Akiyuki Shinbo, 2017). Anime about star-crossed teen lovers. Shown in both subtitled (July 3 & 5) & dubbed (July 7) versions. 7 p.m. (July 3 & 5) & 12:55 p.m. (July 7).
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine Saline (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 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. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 1-5 p.m. 

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

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show Sven the reindeer 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 p.m. 

"Professor Ray's Everyday Science: Mind Over Matter": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Science demonstrations and experiments involving different states of matter.
1 p.m., AAHOM Legacy Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Picture Day!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to have their pictures taken in a summer-themed version of school picture day.
1-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.


 1:30-4:30 p.m. 

"Splash Days": Ann Arbor Parks & Rec.

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A family-oriented afternoon of pool games and contests. Prizes.

July 7: Buhr Park, 2751 Packard.

July 14: Fuller Park, 1519 Fuller Rd.

July 21: Veterans Memorial Park, 2015 Jackson Rd.
1-4 p.m., various locations (see listing). $5 (youth age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & older, $4). 794-6234.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Sat. Docent-led tours of the museum revolving around themes of coins (July 7), "Around the Table" (July 14), highlights of the Kelsey Museum (July 21), and "Excavations at Karanis, Egypt: 1924-1935."
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 theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 2:30-3:30 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. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to practice juggling. Beginners welcome. Attendees advised to call ahead if there's inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free. juggling.info@umich.edu, umich.edu/~juggle, 761-1115.


 2:30-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Afternoon": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to play board games, including Oregon Trail, Ticket to Ride, Yeti in My Spaghetti, Dominion, Sushi Go, Stratego, Grand Austria Hotel, Space Team, & more. Bring your own, if you wish.
2:30-5:30 p.m., AADL Secret Lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [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]


 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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July 7 & 21. All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. Bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book if you have them.
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 994-9307. [map]


 3-5 p.m. 

"Gelato 101": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's Creamery staffers talk about and offer taste samples of the many delicious flavors of gelato and sorbet they make.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $35. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 3-4 p.m. 

"Strum & Drum": Oz's Music Environment.

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Families invited to get on stage to sing and make music on a variety of instruments. Also, at 4 p.m., a free Kids Open Stage.
3-4 p.m., Oz's, 1920 Packard. $15 per family. 662-8283. [map]


 3:15, 6, 9, & 11:45 p.m. 

"Damsel": State Theatre.

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(David Zellner and Nathan Zellner, 2018). Quirky comedy about an affluent young man traveling to the western frontier in 1870 to get married, accompanied by a drunkard and a miniature horse. Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska.
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.


 3:45, 6:30, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Woman Walks Ahead": State Theatre.

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(Susanna White, 2017). Biopic about Catherine Weldon, an artist who traveled from NYC to the Dakota Territory to meet Sitting Bull. Jessica Chastain.
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. 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. All invited to play low-key parlor games.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30 & 7:15 p.m. 

"RBG": Michigan Theater.

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


 4:45, 7:15, & 9:30 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 p.m., 7 p.m., & 9:45 p.m. 

"Mountain": Michigan Theater.

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(Jennifer Peedom, 2018). Largely shot using drones, Go-Pros, and helicopters, this documentary chronicles the experiences of mountaineers, ice climbers, and others on mountains around the world.
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. 

AFC Ann Arbor vs. FC Indiana.

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The local professional soccer team plays this National Premier Soccer League Great Lakes West Conference rival in the last conference match of the season.
7 p.m., Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple. $8 (kids, $5) at afcannarbor.com and at the gate. Group discounts available. 408-1627. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Center Stage Strings Concerts.

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July 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, & 13. Recitals by string students ages 13-24 and faculty (July 11 only) of this summer institute. Programs TBA.
3:30 p.m. (July 3 & 10) & 7 p.m. (July 6, 7, 11, & 13), U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall (except July 6 & 13, Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin), 1100 Baits. Free. 936-2660. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m. 

"Drum and Dance Jam": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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All invited to join a drum circle led by percussionist Curtis Glatter. Bring a drum or use one provided.
7:30-9 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $5 suggested donation. 480-1219. . [map]


 8-11 p.m. 

1st Saturday Contra Dance: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Mike Clark calls to music by Susie Lorand & Friends. All dances taught; no partner needed. Bring flat, smooth-soled shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $12 (members, $11; students, $7). 646-4835, 274-0773. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Clarence Bucaro: Acoustic Routes.

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Ohio-bred, Brooklyn-based honey-voiced singer-songwriter whose blues-steeped songs also assimilate a range of Americana idioms from Dixieland, jug band, gospel, and country to ragtime, jazz, and Latin music. Rolling Stone says his 2016 CD, Pendulum, "come[s] to life through Bucaro's intimate literate lyrics and velvet-and-molasses vocals."
8 p.m., Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. $15 at the door only. 316-7919. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Mary Fahl: The Ark.

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The former lead singer of the October Project, this singer-songwriter is known for her viscerally evocative contralto and a soaring, sometimes exotic sound that's both expansive and intimate, ethereal and earthy. Her latest album, Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, features songs from throughout her career.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $25 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office & theark.org, and (if available) at the door. 761-1451. [map]



 8 p.m.-midnight 

Milonga: Michigan Argentine Tango Club.

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July 7 & 21. Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ. The club also hosts practicas every Monday (8-11:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., $5) that include one-on-one work and open dancing.
8 p.m.-midnight, Michigan League Ballroom (July 7) & Vandenberg Rm. (July 21). $10 (members, $5). umich.edu/~matc. [map]


 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Nate Fridson: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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July 6 & 7. Smart, edgy observational humor by this young Detroit comic who specializes in probing autobiographical anecdotes. 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 & 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.). info@pointlessbrew.com, (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. ladyofthelanes@belmarklanes.com belmarklanes.com [map]



 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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July 7 & 21. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $12 (students with ID, $8). Facebook.com/A2DanceRevolution. [map]


 9-11 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer's Night Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Shawn Severance leads a hike through the woods to look for fireflies and glowworms and view the waning moon over the open prairie. Bring insect repellent.
Burns-Stokes Preserve, Zeeb Rd. at the Huron River just south of Huron River Dr., Dexter. Free. 971-6337.


 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.


 9:15 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]


 11:59 p.m. 

"Midnights at the State Theatre."

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July 7: "Pulp Fiction" (Quentin Tarantino, 1994). Noir comedy about a couple of hit men. John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman.

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July 14: "Harold and Maude" (Hal Ashby, 1972). Black comedy about the love affair between a death-obsessed young man and a vital octogenarian. Bud Cort, Ruth Gordon.

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July 21: "Eraserhead" (David Lynch, 1978). Disturbing experimental film about a couple who give birth to a deformed child.

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July 28: "Get Out" Jordan Peele's 2017 horror film about a young black man's visit to his white girlfriend's mysterious family estate.

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Aug. 11: "Fight Club" (David Fincher, 1999). Bored young men beat each other to a pulp for kicks. Ed Norton, Brad Pitt.

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Aug. 25: "The Big Lebowski" (David Fincher, 1999). Beloved comedy starring Jeff Bridges as The Dude (or El Duderino, if you're not into the whole brevity thing), an L.A. slacker whose enjoyment of a White Russian will not be hampered by a mere kidnapping.

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Sept. 8: "Animal House" (John Landis, 1978). Classic slapstick comedy about a delinquent frat house. John Belushi, Tom Hulce, Peter Riegert.

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Sept. 15: "Dazed and Confused" (Richard Linklater, 1993). Stoner comedy set around the lives of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in 1976.

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Sept. 22: "Pitch Perfect" (Jason Moore, 2012). Comedy about misfit college girls competing to win an a cappella contest.

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State Theatre. Tickets $8. statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Harrington Brown

Local guitar duo of Michael Harrington and Appleseed Collective frontman Andrew Brown. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Sugarpulp

Chicago psychedelic pop-rock quartet. Openers: Devon Rae, a pop- rock singer-songwriter from the Bronx, and Les Wintergrass, a Detroit rock band. $5 ($7 at the door). [venue info]

Bona Sera: "PoptART."

Drag show. 11 p.m.-1:30 a.m. [venue info]

Café Verde: Fire Flower

Danceable meditative music by the Detroit duo of Phoenix Wright and J-Rose, whose music blends vocals, trumpet, beatboxing, and other effects. [venue info]

Club Above: Tommy Red

Detroit retro-rock singer-songwriter. Openers: A Band Called Hemingway, a Nebraska indie piano-and-guitars pop-rock trio, and The Mad Hatter, a Downriver postpunk blues-rock singer-songwriter. Followed at 11 p.m. by an afterparty with a DJ. 6- 11 p.m. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Bugs Beddow Band

Versatile horn-driven R&B, boogie-rock, blues, and jazz ensemble led by veteran Detroit trombonist Beddow. [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]

Mash: The George and Laura Duo The George and Laura Duo

Funky soul and R&B by the duo of vocalist Laura Rain and her husband, guitarist George Friend. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Deadicated

Detroit psychedelic jam band that specializes in the music of the Grateful Dead and its circle. [venue info]

Session Room: 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]

Ypsi Alehouse: Joe Serrapere & John Devine

Acclaimed Dearborn-based folk-rock singer-songwriter duo. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: The Cellar Cats The Cellar Cats

An eclectic mix of rock 'n' roll, Motown, blues, soul, R&B, progressive rock, and swing by this ensemble of veteran local musicians fronted by singer-flutist Patty O'Connor. With guitarist and harmonica player Myron Grant, guitarist Kip Godwin, keyboardist Mark Wight, bassist Terry Gordinier, drummer John Marion, and Charles Dayringer on congas, clarinet, and sax. Proceeds benefit Safe House. 7:30-10:30 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: The Backeddies The Backeddies

Ypsilanti Americana-country trio of singer-songwriters Shannon Lee, Janet Benson, and John Baltic. [venue info]

 
 


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