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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, July 11, 2018






 
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 6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown Crafters.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers, hand quilters, and other handiworkers invite to work on their projects with other crafters. Questions welcome, help available.
6:30-8:30 or 9 p.m., Sweetwaters in Kerrytown, 407 N. Fifth Ave. Free. Facebook.com/groups/KTCrafters. 926-8863. [map]


 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, 10101 Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980. [map]


 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]


 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.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.


 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 a.m.  Free! 

"Early Morning Ride from Ann Arbor West Side": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
9 a.m., Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.


 10-11 a.m. 

"Nature Storytime": Leslie Science & Nature Center.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All kids ages 1-5 (accompanied by a caregiver) invited for a program of stories and nature-based activities on different themes. July 11: "Water, Water Everywhere." July 18: "Mud Day." July 25: "Life in the Pond."
10-11 a.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver. $5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free. 997-1553. [map]


 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Ice Cream Social: Dexter District Library.

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Free ice cream at the Dexter Farmers Market for all library cardholders. Also, games and crafts for all ages at the library (lower level).
11 a.m.-1 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  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 a.m.  Free! 

"Farm to Table Wednesdays": Gratzi Restaurant.

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July 11 & 25. All invited to accompany Gratzi head chef Dan Gawura to the Farmers Market to get ingredients for the restaurant's special that night. Followed at 6 p.m. at the restaurant by a chance to see Gawura prepare the dish. Small appetizers.
11 a.m., meet at the Sweetwaters entrance to Kerrytown. Free. 663-6387. [map]


 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Closed July 4. 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]


 Noon  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]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All seniors invited to play chess. Refreshments.
1-4 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1 & 7 p.m. 

"Eugene Onegin": Fathom Events.

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Broadcast of the 2017 Metropolitan Opera production of Tchaikovsky's opera a rash young man who rejects a na´ve country girl's love, kills his best friend in a pointless duel, and lives to regret it. Stars Anna Netrebko as Tatiana, one of her most acclaimed roles. With behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and crew during intermission.
1 & 7 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $12 in advance at fathomevents.com/events. 623-7469 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).


 2-6 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.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Jellyfish Crafts": Ann Arbor District Library.

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For kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Wild Wednesdays": Chelsea District Library.

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Different interactive activities for kids of various ages.

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June 20: "Alex Thomas and Friends." Puppet show.

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June 27: "Wildlife Safari." Animal-themed storytime with live animals. 2 & 3:30 p.m.

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July 11: "Intro to Theater." All ages 6-11 invited to work with members of the Michigan-based 4th Wall Theatre Company to create a show with singing, dancing, and acting. Parents and other adults are invited in for the last 10 minutes to watch the performance.

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July 18: "Supermarket Science." Veteran educational entertainer Doug Scheer presents a program blending science and humor. For ages 6-11.

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July 25: 3-D Printing. All ages 8-12 invited to design 3-D objects using TinkerCAD and Thingiverse 3-D, 2 3-D modeling programs.

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2-3 p.m. (unless noted), Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 3-10 p.m. 

74th Manchester Community Fair.

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July 10-14. Midway rides, carnival games, concessions, tractor pulls, an opening parade (July 10, 6:30 p.m.), a rodeo (July 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m.), a USA Demolition Derby (July 13, 7:30 p.m.), livestock shows, live music, and more. For complete schedule, see manchesterfair.org.
5-10 p.m. (July 10), 3-10 p.m. (July 11), 1:30-10 p.m. (July 12; rides open at 3 p.m.), & 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (July 13 & 14; rides open at 1 p.m.), Alumni Memorial Field, Vernon & Wolverine, Manchester. Admission (all prices tentative): $5 (Thurs.-Sat. after 4 p.m., $9; rides wristbands, $18; fair pass, $25; senior fair pass, $20). manchesterfair@yahoo.com, 428-8429. [map]


 3 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 purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]


 3:30, 6:30, & 9:15 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 & 6:15 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, 6:45, & 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30, 7:15, & 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 & 9:15 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]


 5, 7, & 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]


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Scrabble Club.

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Every Wed. except July 4. Word freaks of all abilities invited to drop in to play this popular word game, using an updated word list. Bring your own set, if you like.
5-8 p.m., Arbor Brewing, 114 E. Washington. Free. 994-0084. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 41st year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
5:30 p.m. sharp,meet at B2B Trailhead at Mill Creek Park on Jeffords St. between Alpine & Forrest, Dexter. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]


 5:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi Pushing Hands: Sun Shen.

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Pushing Hands is an interactive Tai-Chi training which helps you experience the world in a non-reactive, calm way, find freedom and power within yourself, and interact with others without compromising yourself. Classes are held Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm by SUN SHEN Head Instructor Sifu Joseph Wang. Please contact Pastor Neuhaus at 734-845-9786 or pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70/month or $21/drop in. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bikes & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. 20-mile ride, at various paces, through Milan to the area around Britton and Macon.
5:30 p.m., Saline municipal parking lot, 104 S. Ann Arbor, Saline. Free. 747-1862. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"One Prayer Class": Sun Shen.

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The One Prayer is a dynamic self-management tool, custom designed for you, that you can take wherever you go and update as you learn and grow. This course is designed for anyone wanting a greater understanding of themselves, more focus in life, and more satisfaction. The One Prayer is about having a vision, following your heart, but is also very concrete and practical. Classes are held Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30pm. Contact Joanna Myers at joanna@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $65/month. 734-395-8486. joanna@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

Annual Toastmasters PICNIC: Ann Arbor Toastmasters.

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All Ann Arbor Toastmasters Club members & former members, Toastmasters family members,
Toastmaster friends and guests are welcome! 2nd Shelter at Island Park.
(From Plymouth Rd., tum onto Maiden Lane, then tum left onto Island Dr. just before bridge, and go 1/4 mile to 2nd Park Shelter.)
Hot dogs, soft drinks, water, paper plates, plastic utensils, and barbeque facilities are provided.
6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Island Park, Ann Arbor. Free. 323-286-3999. jonnytheactor@gmail.com


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Letterpress Lab: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All invited to learn the basics of letterpress printing using vintage handset type. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m. with a safety & equipment orientation.
6-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6 & 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]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help from club members. Knives and block-out and rough-cut patterns for sale.
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Manoomin: The Story of Wild Rice in Michigan": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Biologist Barb Barton discusses her new book about the importance of wild rice to the Anishinaabek people.
6-8 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; preregistration required at events.anr.msu.edu/WildRice/. 971-6337. [map]


 6:30 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.  Free! 

"The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World": Bookbound.

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Rolling Stone contributing editor Jeff Goodell reads from his acclaimed new book. Signing. Refreshments. Proceeds from sales of the book benefit Detroiters Working For Environmental Justice. The program begins with a reception.
6:30 p.m., Bookbound, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345.


 7 p.m. 

"Yin/Restorative Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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Wednesdays from 7-8pm
In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow the muscles to relax and the deep connective tissues to be gently stretched. Class is heated around 80 degrees.
Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha
Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron Street, #22, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. $18. info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Brooks Rexroat: Literati Bookstore.

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This Brescia University (Owensboro, KY) English professor reads from Thrift Store Coats, his collection of stories about people struggling to make a life in the postindustrial Midwest. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Evening Primrose Garden Club.

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Discussions and activities.

Apr. 11 (7 p.m.): Grass Lake-based historic property renovator Wendy Chiodo discusses "Historic Gardens."

May 12 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.): Garage Sale. Club fundraiser. Donated items may be dropped off at the Depot on Thursday, May 10 from 3-8 p.m. or Friday, May 11 from 3-7 p.m.

June 13 (7 p.m., location TBA): "Garden Tour."Tour of club member Jodi Smolek's garden. Preregistration required.

July 11 (7 p.m.): "Garden Tours." Tour of a farm in Manchester.

Aug. 8 (7 p.m.): "Garden Tour." Tours at homes of members Carol Jackson and Mariette Purslow.

Sept. 12 (6:30 p.m.): Potluck & planning meeting at the Chelsea Train Depot. Guests welcome.

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Various times, Chelsea Depot (except as noted), 125 Jackson St., Chelsea. Free. eveningprimrosegardenclub@groups.io. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Fun with Fiber ART!: Flipside Art Studio.

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The imagination can do amazing things when working with textiles, where fiber art techniques can be adapted from global traditions. Join us in this beginners class as we explore various types of materials to create all while you have fun expanding your skills with textiles. This is a 5 week class that runs every Wednesday from June 13 to July 18. No class on July 4.
Flipside Art Studio, 255 East Liberty Street. $150. marykay@flipsideartstudio.com. marykay@flipsideartstudio.com www.flipsideartstudio.com [map]



 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

ToastMasters: Public Speaking Wed 7PM: ToastMasters at Sweetwaters.

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ToastMasters at SweetWaters is an opportunity to practice your personal and/or professional speaking as well as Leadership in a fun friendly atmosphere.
The club is open to everyone. Attendees have the opportunity to speak, give and receive feedback about speaking, presentations and current events.
We typically have 2-4 prepared speeches followed by (Kind and constructive evaluations) to provide feedback and growth. Attendees will have an opportunity for impromptu speaking as well.
Sweetwaters Cafe, 123 W Washington. Free. chrisjriley@hotmail.com [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 p.m. 

"25th Annual Summer Sings": UMS Choral Union.

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All singers welcome to join this venerable local chorus and guest conductors for read-throughs of favorite choral works. Participants practice the more difficult parts of each night's piece and, after a break, sing it in its entirety, with regional professionals singing the solos. No auditions required; music provided. Refreshments. Tonight: "The Music of René Clausen." The Concordia Choir (Moorhead, MN) conductor René Clausen conducts his choral arrangements of "Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier," "900 Miles," "Bless the Lord, O My Soul," and Psalm 150.
7 p.m., Hill Auditorium. $5 at the door only. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. 763-8997. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"7 Surprising Ways to Save Money Online": Dexter District Library.

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Talk by Rick Broida, author of the popular CNET blog The Cheapskate. Prizes.
7 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration requested. 426-4477. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"An Evening of Poetry and Written Word": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 6 copies of your work to share.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Stranger Veggies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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People's Food Co-op head baker Keegan Rodgers discusses different ways to prepare some lesser-known vegetables, including kohlrabi and garlic scapes.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:15 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]


 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History Readers: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to join a discussion, led by local social worker Myrna Lueck, of Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism, former NPR Morning Edition host Bob Edwards' book about the charismatic journalist famous for his rooftop broadcasts during the London Blitz.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 484-3613. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Stark Raving MADrigal Singers.

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June 6, 20, & 27; July 11, 19, & 25. Singers of all abilities invited to join in singing madrigals and other Elizabethan part songs in a casual, sociable setting in a private home.
7:30 p.m., location TBA via srms2010@sbcglobal.net. Free. 973-3264, 994-3438.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Every Wed. except July 4. All invited to join a discussion of Love & Its Meaning in the World, a collection of themed lectures by Steiner.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]


 7:45 p.m. 

"Stand-Up Comedy Summer Series": Full Metal Jokers.

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Performances by local and nationally known comics TBA. Note: Adult content.
7:45 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Antigone Rising: The Ark.

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All-female NYC-based lesbian country-rock quartet that, according to Joan Jett herself, "is carrying on the feral spirit of The Runaways," even as they've also toured the Middle East as ambassadors of the U.S. State Department.
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]


 8-10 p.m. 

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry.

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Every Wed., except July 4. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Music in the Park": Ann Arbor Civic Band Summer Concert Series.

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Every Wed. June 20-July 25. A popular local outdoor summer tradition, the 82-year-old Civic Band is led by director Bob Gourley. Bring a picnic and blanket and relax on the grass. Lemonade and popcorn available.

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June 20: "Marches: Grand and Spirited." Includes the "Captain America March," "Funeral March of a Marionette," "Seventy-Six Trombones" from The Music Man, and some Sousa marches.

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June 27: "Memorable Songs." Includes "Over the Rainbow," "As Time Goes By," hits from by Gershwin and Cole Porter musicals, and songs popularized by Frank Sinatra and the Beach Boys. 8 p.m.

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July 4: "American Celebration." Program of patriotic tunes.

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July 11: "Children's Concert." A program of music picked for kid appeal, including music from Moana and other Pixar and Disney favorites, along with the annual Teddy Bear Grand March (bring your bear).

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July 18: "Broadway on the Big Screen." Songs from My Fair Lady, The King and I, The Sound of Music, Les Misérables, and West Side Story.

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July 25: "Dance from Swing to Ballet." The season concludes with a variety of dance music, from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake to the Big Band classics of Glenn Miller & Benny Goodman.

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8 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Free. 429-5301.


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"Juke Box Jungle": Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

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Every Wed. Conor O'Neill's staff member Ryan Halsey hosts a music trivia quiz. Prizes.
9-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $3 team fee. 665-2968. [map]


 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. except July 4. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., 2435 North Quad, 105 S. State. $5 (students, $3; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]


 9 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Aut Bar: Marsha Gayle & Debbie Fogel

Duo of veteran Detroit jazz & blues vocalists. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Stonecrest

Suburban Detroit emo-punk band. Openers: the local indie rock quartet The Doozers, the local pop-rock sextet The Roundabouts, and the Detroit pop-punk trio Heroes of Charlotte. $5-$8. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: "Bluegrass Wednesday."

The local progressive bluegrass string quartet Wire in the Wood performs a set and then hosts a jam session during a 2nd set. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Slice

Veteran East Lansing pop dance quartet. [venue info]

Mash: Adam Labeaux

An eclectic mix of jazz, folk, soul, funk, and rock originals by this local singer-songwriter, a former Ragbirds guitarist. He recently released the CD Itch. [venue info]

Old Town: Kenji Lee Trio

Jazz trio led by saxophonist Lee whose repertoire includes Lee originals along with music by Chick Corea, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Cedar Walton, and others. With bassist Brian Juarez and drummer David Alvarez III. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: "Singer-Songwriter Showcase."

Performers TBA. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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