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Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 12, 2018






 
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 6:30-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Smell and Tell: Tincturing Memory": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning smell and taste blog Glass Petal Smoke, discusses the science behind olfactory memories. Attendees receive memory kits to preserve scents at home.
6:30-8:45 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [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]



 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Gravel Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. A slow/moderate-paced ride, with destinations determined by the riders.
8 a.m. (Sept., 9 a.m.), meet at Barton Park off Huron River Dr., 996-8440. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Jackson County Brunch Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced ride, 25-50 miles, along the less-traveled roads of scenic Jackson County.
9 a.m., meet at Cavanaugh Lake Park, Cavanaugh Lake Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, 3.2 miles west of Chelsea. Free. 846-0604.


 10 a.m. 

Canceled: "Voices of Local Minorities": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Summer Lectures.

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Canceled: Every Thurs. (except July 5), June 21-July 12. A series of 3 weekly lectures by various speakers. June 21: Ann Arbor YMCA CEO Toni Kayumi on "Advancing Diversity & Inclusion in Washtenaw County." June 28: U-M postdoc William Lopez on "Latino Identity, Diversity, & Solidarity in an Age of Increased Immigration Enforcement." July 12: Michigan Medicine comprehensive gender services social worker Stephen Rassi & local gender identity therapist Sandra Samons on "Welcome to the Wide World of Gender Diversity." .
10-11:30 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $15 for the 3-lecture series ($10/lecture at the door). 998-9351. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Mah-Jongg: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Thurs. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Beginners welcome.
10 a.m.-noon, Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 332-1874. [map]


 10-10:30 a.m. & 7-7:30 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.-1 p.m. 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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


 10:30-11:30am 

"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]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Nature Fun: Spiders!": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Kelsey Dehring leads a hike and craft for kids age 5 & up.
County Farm Park, 2230 Platt. Free; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Thrilling Thursdays": Chelsea District Library.

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Storytime and sensory play activities for ages 2-6.
10:30-11:15 a.m., Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sonic Lunch": Bank of Ann Arbor.

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Every Thurs. (except July 19), June 7-Aug. 30. Musical entertainment by local, area, & national performers.

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June 7: Moon Taxi. Nashville-based indie pop-rock band known for its high-energy live shows that skyrocketed to national prominence with its 2017 hit single "Two High." Opener: local pop-oriented hip-hop singer-songwriter Nadim Azzam.

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June 14: ZZ Ward. Dynamic young blues-rocker originally from Oregon whose recent album, The Storm, is "a record that nimbly walks the line dividing modern and retro rock-soul," according to an allmusic.com review. Opener: veteran sultry-voiced Detroit singer-songwriter Jill Jack.

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June 21: JD McPherson. Chicago-based straight-ahead rock 'n' roll trio led by McPherson, a singer-guitarist from Broken Arrow (OK). Opener: Young ethereal-voiced Detroit pop-folk singer-songwriter Olivia Millerschin.

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June 28: Mt. Joy. LA-based, Philadelphia-bred rootsy pop-folk band known for well-crafted and emotionally honest songs. Opener: the Kalamazoo rock band Michigander.

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July 5: Michigan Rattlers. Petoskey countrified rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter duo, currently based in L.A., that cites AC/DC, Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, and Creedence Clearwater Revival as influences. Opener: Local country-inflected Americana singer-songwriter Misty Lyn.

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July 12: Sunflower Bean. Young alt/indie-rock trio from Brooklyn whose sophomore album, Twentytwo in Blue, is "the platonic ideal for 'lovable rock music for 2018,'" says Pitchfork. Opener: Lansing singer-songwriter Kate Peterson.

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July 26: The Accidentals. The wildly acclaimed nationally touring Traverse City folk trio of multi-instrumentalists Katie Larson and Savannah Buist and percussionist Michael Dause. Opener: Local alt-country singer-songwriter Chris DuPont.

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Aug. 2: Anderson East. Southern soul and R&B by this Alabama singer-songwriter whom Rolling Stone describes as "evoking a twangier Ray LaMontagne or Amos Lee with notes of plaintive Ryan Adams." Opener: literate and soulful Chicago-based singer-songwriter (and B.B. King's nephew) Phillip-Michael Scales.

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Aug. 9: Bettye LaVette. Veteran Detroit R&B and blues-based soul singer with a tough, feisty, passionate vocal style. "Drawing on a canon of known rock and pop songs-including Dylan, Tom Waits, Sly & the Family Stone, The Pogues and Neil Young-LaVette deepens their meaning with a slow-burn commitment to the lyrical nuance and the emotional resonance in the melodies. Just when we're sure we know these songs, the gasoline-washed alto shows us how subtle the depths actually are," says Paste writer Holly Gleason. Her acclaimed new CD, Things Have Changed, is a collection of revelatory Dylan covers. Opener: local contemporary gospel singer-songwriter Antwaun Stanley.

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Aug. 16: Caitlyn Smith. This Nashville-based roots-pop singer-songwriter was named one of Rolling Stone's "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know" in 2016. After years writing hit songs for others, including "Like I'm Gonna Lose You," performed by Meghan Trainor with John Legend, this year Smith released a major-label solo album, Starfire. "Unlike some other songwriters for hire, she has a striking voice of her own: lean and taut, with an insistent quaver and a hint of a sob, with glimmers of both the girl-next-door naturalism of Sheryl Crow and the wayward attack of Sia," writes a New York Times reviewer. Opener: Erin Zindle, frontwoman of the local progressive country-rock band the Ragbirds, and guitarist TJ Zindle perform as The Zindles.

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Aug. 23: Absofacto. Performance by this local experimental pop singer-songwriter. Opener: Local singer-songwriter and Appleseed Collective fiddler Katie Lee.

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Aug. 30: Theo Katzman. Ann Arbor-bred, NYC-based soul-oriented funk-folk singer-songwriter best known as the former guitarist in My Dear Disco. Opener: Toledo folk-rock singer-songwriter Jacob Sigman.

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11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Liberty Plaza, E. Liberty at S. Division. Free. 214-0109.


 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 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-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Creative Break": Ann Arbor District Library.

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July 5, 12, & 26. All invited to bring your lunch and participate in a directed craft activity each week. July 5: One Word Motivational Mandala. July 12: Peaceful Pastel Landscapes. July 26: Painted Postcards.
Noon-1 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Summer Courtyard Concert Series": Gifts of Art.

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Every Thurs. Outdoor performances by area musicians and entertainers. Indoors if raining. July 5: Roots music and bluegrass by the Manchester band the Raisin Pickers. July 12: R&B and Motown by the area band All Directions. July 19: Drop-in Zumba & line dance. July 26: Local guitarist Dave Roof leads a trio in British Invasion songs.
Noon-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Courtyard, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 12:30 p.m. 

Animal Presentation: Domino's Petting Farm.

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Farm staffers show and discuss their animals.
12:30 p.m., Domino's Petting Farm Pole Barn, 3001 Earhart Rd. (north off Plymouth). $6 regular admission (seniors, $5.40; kids age 23 months & under, free). 998-0182. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Arthritis": Sun Shen.

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Medical studies have shown this particular program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as preventing falls for older adults. For this reason, arthritis foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in America give it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great start for beginner to improve health and wellness. Classes are held 1pm - 1:50pm. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E. Stadium Blvd. $55 / month, $17 / drop in. 734. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Older Adults Thursday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Thurs.. A current events discussion group led by Heather Dombey. Vegetarian lunch ($3/person, $5 for nonseniors) available at noon.
1-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free, except as noted. 971-0990. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Candy Science Experiments": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades 2-5 invited to do simple science experiments with supermarket candies.
1-2 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200.


 1:30-10 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]


 2-3 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.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.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Mini Yarn Monsters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for kids in grades K-5.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch. Free. 327-4200.


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen Capture the Flag": Chelsea District Library.

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For teens only. Wear shoes you can run in.
2-3:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 4-7 p.m. 

Celtic Kickoff Event: Linden Square Assisted Living.

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Celtic Kickoff Event. Join us in a celtic celebration 'kicking off' the Saline Celtic Festival. This event will feature food, entertainment, games and prizes. Celtic style costume is encouraged.
$5 donation for the Alzheimer's Association. Public welcome!
Linden Square Assisted Living, 650 Woodland Drive East Saline, MI 48176, Saline. Donation. $5. 7344297600. jfischer@heritagepmi.com [map]



 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

"Mixed Aerial Apparatus for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to explore the fundamentals of the aerial silks. Class is divided into two groups (ages 8-12 and 13-17) with an instructor leading each group. Students will learn the basic poses and sequences, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. New students will focus on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, students with aerial experience will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination!
This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to class
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 4:45, 7:30, & 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 p.m.  Free! 

County Caucus: Green Party of Washtenaw County.

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On July 12th 2018 the Green Party of Washtenaw County will be holding a County Caucus to nominate Green Party candidates for state and local offices in Washtenaw County. The caucus starts at 5PM and will be held at the Holiday Inn at 3600 Plymouth Rd. in Ann Arbor MI 48105, doors at the Wolverines room open up at 4PM.
The GP Washtenaw County will nominated candidate for Michigan State Representative in the 52nd, 53rd, 54th, and 55th districts and Michigan State Senate District 18. You should be a member of the Green Party of Michigan or GPWC to participate; join at migreenparty.org . Candidate should be at least 21 years old and registered to vote in the district and be familiar with Green Party values . The Party will also be nominating candidates for Washtenaw County Commissioner Districts 1 through 9 for November 6th ballot. For more information contact the Washtenaw Co. Rep. Eric Borregard at eric_borregard@yahoo.com 734 383-0793
Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn at 3600 Plymouth Rd. in Ann Arbor MI 48105. Free. 734 383-0793. eborregard@aol.com www.facebook.com/WashtenawCountyGreenParty



 5 & 7 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]


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Drop-In Yoga Classes: Still Waters Counseling.

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Enter the weekend with a slow-mindful flow of restorative Yoga postures and breathing. Learn to relax and release tensions from your body and mind. Get support in building a regular practice and individual tools to enhance your physical and emotional wellbeing.Yoga classes will be taught by therapist and yoga teacher, Mansi Brat, Ph.D, LPC, RYT. Yoga class will be held every 1st,2nd, & 3rd Thursday of the month. Classes are BYOM: Bring your own Mat!
Attire: It is recommended that
you dress in comfortable
clothing for these classes.
Still Waters Counseling, 137 Keveling Dr., Saline. Suggested Contribution $10. 734-944-3446. contact@still-waters-counseling.com www.still-waters-counseling.com [map]



 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Repair or Bust!": TinkerTech.

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Bring your electronic or electrical device that needs some TLC and we'll see if we can fix it for you. Note: we won't be able to fix highly complex things like computers or cell phones, but lamps, toasters, some amplifiers, and other devices are good bets.
Also, while we may repair your device, there's a chance we may bust it as well (thus the name). We make no guarantees, so don't bring anything you're not afraid to have more broken than it started.
TinkerTech, 216 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-707-8019. info@tinkertech.io www.tinkertech.io [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

BOOGIE WOOGIE KID at CHELSEA LIBRARY Lawn Concert!: Matthew Ball.

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Don't miss the piano and song man with 4 million YouTube views! The Boogie Woogie Kid performs a family-friendly program of classic American favoriteslike In the Mood, Careless Love, It Had to be You, Ain't Misbehavin, Glory of Love, Basin Street Blues, The Entertainer, Bumble Boogie and more! for a preview visit www.boogiewoogiekid.com
Chelsea Library, 221 S Main St, Chelsea, MI 48118, Chelsea. Free. 248.658.8506. matt@boogiewoogiekid.com www.boogiewoogiekid.com [map]



 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Gravel Grinder": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 25-55 miles, on dirt roads to various destinations. Bring a cross, mountain, or hybrid bike. Headlights & taillights necessary for early spring rides.
6:15 p.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Needlepoint Group: Brewed Awakenings Cafe.

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All invited to bring needlepoint projects to work on.
6:30 p.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., ste. M, Saline. Free. 681-0078. [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! 

"Ann Arbor Thursday Northeast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 15-25 miles, through some of the area's hillier terrain.
6:30 p.m., Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297, 971-2121. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Intro to Coding": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grade 6-adult invited to learn Processing, a JavaScript program which uses a metaphorical "sketchbook" to teach coding using the visual arts.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights": Chelsea Area Festivals & Events.

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Every Thurs., June 7-Aug. 16. Musical entertainment on 11 stages downtown, as well as Three Generations Entertainment with balloons and other activities for kids. The weekly musical program also includes chalk art and (except July 26) an open mike stage. Also, street performers, a juried sculpture walk, and food vendors. The music is followed at dusk (beginning June 21) by "SRSLY Cinema," screenings of teen-friendly movies at the Clocktower Commons.

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June 7: The Face Painting Robot, rock-n-roll singer-songwriter John Latini, the Manchester Cajun and Zydeco quartet Creole du Nord, local pop-folk singer-songwriter Mike Gentry, Napoleon blues-rock band TC & the Roadmasters, the blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock duo Cate Haberi & Delbert Walling, and the Ann Arbor alt-country band Corndaddy.

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June 14: Eric the Juggler, magic by Touch of Magic, local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps, Ypsilanti Americana folk-rock husband-wife duo Linen Ray, the Jackson pop-folk singer-songwriter Chey Halliwell, the local blues-flavor folk-rock swing quartet Dorkestra, Ypsilanti monster-themed country band Fangs and Twang, and Rotterdam (Netherlands) bluegrass band Red Herring.

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June 21: The Dangerous Dan Pirate Magic Show, the local Americana roots duo Potter's Field, family-friendly improv comedians ComedySportz, Plymouth acoustic roots trio Cold Tone Harvest, local teen singer-songwriters Chelsea Paddock and Sarah Grace Cattle, the Chelsea House Orchestra, jazz/blues ensemble Five Miles More, and local rock 'n' roll, Motown, blues, soul, R&B, progressive rock, and swing band the Cellar Cats. Followed by Despicable Me 3.

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June 28: Magician Magic Joe, the Aviary Aerial & Circus Arts, the local indie folk duo Beach Daisy, the Traverse City self-style "ethereal gypsy music" ensemble Dede & the Dreamers, the young East Tawas pop-folk singer-songwriter Amy Grace, the Detroit rock/blues/Motown trio Rock Jones, the South Lyon acoustic country-rock trio Seven Bridges, and the versatile local 15-piece big band Big Band Theory. Followed by Moana.

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July 5: Glitter tattoos by Inflate Your Party, the acoustic Chelsea Americana trio Mixed Nuts, the Chelsea bluegrass and traditional American string quartet North Creek Fiddlers, the Southeast Michigan/Northwest Ohio bluegrass/Americana quintet Fossil Creek Band, the local country-rock band Double Down, the Manchester Cajun and Zydeco quartet Creole du Nord, the tap duo 2x4, and young Detroit country singer Lisa Mary. Followed by Back to the Future.

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July 12: The Face Painting Robot, the Ferdale Americana rock duo Escaping Pavement, the Detroit roots/boogie pianist Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid, Ann Arbor Americana singer-songwriters Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis, the veteran Detroit postpunk rock band The Seatbelts, the Sterling Heights pop-rock singer-songwriter Robyn, and vintage music by the Washtenaw Community Concert Band Town Band. Followed by Wonder.

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July 19: Eric the Juggler, the King Family Band bluegrass ensemble, Toledo folk-rock singer-songwriter Jacob Sigman, the Detroit acoustic roots-rock and alt-country trio Bus Stop Poets, rock-n-roll singer-songwriter John Latini, Ann Arbor classic rock band Ransom Jones, Detroit pop-folk singer-songwriter Brandon Bonine, and a blues-rock band from the School of Rock Ann Arbor. Followed by Coco.

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July 26: Mime performance by Michael Lee Mime, animal magic show by Colors the Clown, jazz-inflected country-pop singer-songwriter Kayla Kendall, Detroit classic country band Otter River, Traverse City folk singer E Minor, the Ann Arbor Americana quartet Blue Lights Band, the Dexter blues-rock band The Martindales, and Hartland (MI) pop-rock singer-songwriter Trey Connor. Followed by Beauty and the Beast.

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Aug. 2: Eric the Juggler, Ann Arbor Americana singer-songwriters Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis, the country trio the Bowdish Brothers, the Johnny Cash tribute band Cash is King, young acoustic singer David Wee, blues-rock band CBK, the Plymouth jazz-fusion trio Doctor Pizza, and local woodwind classical trio Trio Dolce. Followed by Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

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Aug. 9: Temporary tattoos at the Chelsea PTO Tattoo Parlor, young Detroit indy-pop singer-songwriter Grace Elizabeth Lee, the local Americana duo Athens Creek, the local blues-roots band Mo'Easy, the blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock duo Cate Haberi & Delbert Walling, Detroit R&B-soul group the Metro Soul Band, the local blues and blues-rock quintet The Bluesmatics, and the local rock and soul cover band Naked Ace. Followed by Spider Man: Homecoming.

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Aug. 16: A2 Magic, the acoustic blues and folk musician Ian Stewart, soul-inflected blues by the Blue Rays, the highly regarded Downriver bluegrass and hard-country band Bill Bynum & Co, the country-pop duo Sally & Ted, local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps, the Ann Arbor self-styled "lounge-a-billy" band Shelter Dogs, and Detroit jazz group the Neal Anderson Quintet. Followed by Wonder Woman.

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6:30-8:30 p.m., downtown Chelsea. Free. 475-1145, 474-9178. [map]


 6:45 & 10 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.


 6:45-7:45pm 

Beginning Pole Dance: A2 Aviary.

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Twirling, dancing, and climbing a pole - what more can you ask for? In this class, you will learn beginning pole skills and have the opportunity to string them together in upbeat, fun choreography. With an emphasis on building strength and safe pole dancing form, we will explore the creativity of this vertical dance form. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 7 & 9:45 p.m. 

"Sorry to Bother You": State Theatre.

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Satirical magical realist film about a black telemarketer in Oakland, CA who discovers the ability to "powercall," which leads to material success and tension with his performance artist girlfriend.
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.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
5 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Thurs.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Class: Sun Shen.

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



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Michael Ferro, Kelly Fordon, & Laura Hulthen Thomas: Nicola's Books.

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These 3 Michigan writers discuss their recent books. Ferro's satirical debut novel, Title 13, follows an alcoholic bureaucrat struggling to cope with mounting paranoia, his relationships with concerned family members, his dying grandmother, and a budding office romance. Garden for the Blind, Fordon's 2015 collection of short stories, is bound together by a couple of teens who grow up in an affluent Detroit suburb in the 1970s. Thomas's 2017 collection, States of Motion, features emotional short stories set in Southeast Michigan about characters conditioned by their traumatic pasts to be both sympathetic and numb to suffering. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Stella Parks: Literati Bookstore.

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This renowned pastry chef, the resident pastry expert at seriouseats.com, discusses her acclaimed new bestselling cookbook, BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Wendell Mayo: Literati Bookstore.

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This Corpus Christi fiction writer reads from Survival House, his collection of often humorous stories exploring the collective sense of doom at the height of postwar atomic age. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"350 Days: Legends. Champions. Survivors": Fathom Events.

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Behind-the-scenes documentary about professional wrestling starring former world champions Bret Hart and Billy Graham.
7 p.m., Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Canvas Panel Art": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for grade 6-adult.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Frank Lloyd Wright Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. A slow-paced ride, 15-18 miles, through North Campus, Barton Hills, and scenic roads north of town. Fat tires recommended.
7 p.m., meet at 2722 Georgetown Blvd. north off Plymouth Rd. Free. 663-5060, 717-7567.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Open Mic & Share": Bookbound.

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Open mike for poets, who are welcome to read their own work or a favorite poem by another writer.
7 p.m., Bookbound, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345.


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Story Night": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members host a storytelling program. Audience members are encouraged to bring a 5-minute story to tell.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Studebaker, Packard, Nash, and Hudson": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local auto historian Russell Doré discusses the origins of 4 defunct major automobile companies.
7-8 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Summer Music Series": Saline Main Street.

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Every Thurs., June 14-Aug. 23. Downtown concerts by area bands. Kids activities. Outdoor seating available at some restaurants.

June 14: the popular and versatile Saline Big Band.

June 21: the Redford British Invasion cover quartet The Invasion.

June 28: Young Sterling Heights country singer-songwriter Lisa Mary.

July 5: Saline classic rock sextet Leverage.

July 12: the 10-piece Allendale Celtic music band CrossBow.

July 19: Jimmy Buffett tribute band Air Margaritaville.

July 26: the local funk-rock trio Pajamas.

Aug. 2: local rockabilly band The Memphis Thrillbillies.

Aug. 9: Double bill. Blues-oriented vocalist and guitar virtuoso Rollie Tussing and his Midwest Territory Band and Stella!, an all-star all-female Detroit-area roots-country quartet fronted by local singer-songwriter and guitarist Jo Serrapere.

Aug. 16: A pep rally at Henne Field begins at 5:30 p.m. with music by the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic.

Aug. 23: Hullabaloo, the veteran local 9-piece collective whose music draws on ska, jazz, funk, punk and Latin influences.

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7-9 p.m., downtown Saline (except Aug. 16, Henne Field). Free. 316-2119.


 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.


 7:30 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.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Green Party Candidate Forum: Eric Borregard.

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Green Party of Washtenaw County will holding a candidate forum on July 12th at 7PM. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn at 3600 Plymouth Rd. in Ann Arbor MI 48105 doors open at 6:30PM The forum will feature the Green Party nominees for Michigan Governor & U.S. Senate, Jennifer Kurland & Marcia Squier along with Democratic Primary candidate for MI Governor Bill Cobb of Detroit. The forum will be hosted by Clyde Shabazz of the In The Green show and will be streamed live over on the Green Party of Michigan U.S. Facebook page and made available to the media via YouTube. For more information contact the Washtenaw Co. Rep. Eric Borregard at eric_borregard@yahoo.com 734 383-0793
Holiday Inn, 3600 Plymouth Rd. in Ann Arbor MI 48105. Free. eric_borregard@yahoo.com. eric_borregard@yahoo.com www.facebook.com/WashtenawCountyGreenParty [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Shadow League Show: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Thurs. Improv by up-and-coming local troupes, including This Is A Quiz, a group that may or may not incorporate a quiz into its show.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 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]


 8 p.m. 

Bossa Blue: The Ark.

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This ensemble led by NYC-based singer-songwriter Brad Cole, known for its multi-genre mash-ups of contemporary and classic rock tunes, tonight presents a program of James Taylor songs doctored up with bossa nova rhythms, samba grooves, and adventurous vocal interplay.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 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.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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


 8 p.m. 

"Young Frankenstein": The Penny Seats Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sat., July 12-28. Phil Simmons directs this local company in Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan's 2007 Broadway musical adapted from Brooks' hilarious 1974 film parody of old Frankenstein movies. Cast: Ben Rowe, Paige Martin, Logan Balcom, Kimberly Alley, Laura Sagolla, John DeMerell, Dale Dobson, Eddie Rothermel, Ethan Danke, and James Fischer. This is the last outdoor production scheduled for the company's 8th summer season.
8 p.m., West Park Band Shell. Tickets $12 (kids 12 & under, $7) in advance at pennyseats.org, $15 at the gate. 926-5346.


 9:30 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]


 9:50 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Zilch

Detroit pop-rock garage band. Openers: the Detroit rock postpunk band Werewolf Jones, the Detroit goth band Ghost Realms, and the Detroit alternative postpunk pop band, Astra Belladonna. $7-$10. [venue info]

Club Above: Waterplanet

Baltimore indie psychedelic pop duo. Opener: Modern Lady Fitness, an Ypsilanti psych-rock quartet. 8 p.m.-midnight. [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]

Last Word: The Pherotones The Pherotones

A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Mash: Pajamas

Local pop-rock jam trio. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network"

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer-guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: McLaughlin's Alley

Detroit Irish-tinged pop-rock quintet fronted by sibling singer- songwriters Tina and Maureen Paraventi. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


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