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Calendar of Events

Friday, July 13, 2018






 
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 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.-5 p.m. 

Dressage Shows: Waterloo Hunt Club.

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Competitive equine ballet by skilled horses and riders, highlighted by graceful freestyle routines set to music. Bring your own lawn chairs; no pets. Concessions.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free admission. (908) 326-1155, 426-2088.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Joe's Breakfast Club": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, Slow-paced rides, 20 miles or more, to Dexter and beyond. Breakfast at Riverview Café in Dexter.
9 a.m., Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 476-4944.


 10 a.m.-10:30 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]


 10-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Playschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m.(except July 4) Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations, see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m. 

Quality 16 Morning Movies Summer Series.

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


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Playgroups for Babies: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tue. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon (except July 4) Pittsfield.

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

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


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Sensation Stations": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All toddlers ages 18 months-3 years invited to drop in to engage their senses by scooping, pouring, squeezing, and shaking a variety of materials.
10:30-11:15 a.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 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]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Place That Face": Chelsea District Library.

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All seniors invited to help identify faces in the collection of photos local photographer Ralph Guenther donated to the CDL when he retired.
12:30-2 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 2-10 p.m.  Free! 

"24th Annual Rolling Sculpture Car Show": Main Street Area Association/Bill Crispin Chevrolet.

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Local car owners are invited to bring their antique, classic, concept, or exotic autos to this annual show of more than 300 cars in the Main Street area. Also, hot-rod tunes spun by DJ Surfer Joe and an Ann Arbor District Library booth with activities (and prizes) related to its summer reading game.
2-10 p.m., Main St. area between Huron & William. Free ($20 to show a car; preregister at mainstreetannarbor.org/rolling-sculpture). 668-7112.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Build a Scribble Bot": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All in grades K-5 invited to learn about simple circuits, and build their own walking, twirling, scribbling robot.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Read to the Library Dogs": Chelsea District Library.

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All beginning readers ages 6-11 invited to read one-on-one for 10 minutes to a dog trained to act as if it's listening.
2-3:30 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Meadowlark's Going Native!": Meadowlark Design+Build.

  community member   < less Meadowlark's Native Prairie Grass Landscape at their Offices

Esther Durnwald, owner of Michigan Wildflower Farm and one of Michigan's leading voices in native plant landscapes, will be giving a class on Native Prairie habitats. The class will be approximately one hour followed by a field trip to Meadowlark's very own native prairie right on their property. This will be a hands-on lesson in how to "go native" with ecological landscaping methods.
Meadowlark Design+Build, 3250 W Liberty Road. Free. 7343321500. info@homewithmeadowlark.com Meadowlarkbuilders.com [map]



 3:30, 6, & 8:30 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.


 3:45 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. 

"Whitney": Michigan Theater.

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(Kevin MacDonald, 2018). Documentary about the life of Whitney Houston.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4, 6:45, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Boundaries": State Theatre.

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(Shana Feste, 2018). Road trip film about a single mother who has to drive her father to her sister's house after he gets kicked out of his nursing home for selling marijuana. Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer.
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.  Free! 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4:15, 6:30, & 9:30 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.


 4:15 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 p.m. 

23rd Annual Saline Celtic Festival: City of Saline.

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July 13 & 14. Saline's celebration of its sister city, Brecon, Wales, features food, beer and clan tents, kids activities, and Celtic music and dance on several stages by visiting and local performers. The festival kicks off July 13 (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) with a Pub Night ($5 admission), featuring the ever-popular "Mr. Pretty Legs" (8:40 p.m.) kilt-wearing competition, live music by the Detroit-area Irish band Brother Crowe (6:30 & 9:05 p.m.) and the 10-piece Allendale Celtic music band CrossBow (7:50 & 10:25 p.m.), a limerick contest, a fire performance by Ring of Steel (9:55 p.m.), music and dance workshops, and more. July 14: opening ceremonies (11 a.m.), Highland athletics competitions, performances by top Michigan pipe bands, Highland dance competitions, a "Wee Folks Island" of kids activities, an instrument petting zoo, historical reenactments, jousting tournaments with knights on horseback, fencing demos, sheep herding demos, Millie the Millpond Monster (a mechanical monster with 2 offspring and her significant other, Angus), performances by various Irish & Scottish dance ensembles, and more. New this year, a Craft Beer Festival (noon-6 p.m.) with beers from 20 Michigan breweries and a Gaesatae reenactment troupe that depicts Celtic mercenaries from the Alps who fought the Romans in Cisalpine Gaul. No pets. Live music: the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic (noon), the Grand Rapids Irish band the Leprecons (1:45 p.m.), the Michigan traditional Celtic music trio Peat in the Creel (3:10 p.m.), the Detroit-area Irish band Brother Crowe (4:15 p.m.), the Hamilton (ON) Celtic band Steel City Rovers (5 & 7 p.m.), the Detroit-area multi-generational Celtic band Finvarra's Wren (5:30 p.m.), the Ann Arbor Celtic Harpers (6:15 p.m.), the 10-piece Allendale Celtic music band CrossBow (8:45 p.m.), and the Detroit Celtic rock band Corktown Popes (10:30 p.m.).
5 p.m.-late (Fri.) & 9 a.m.-midnight (Sat.), Mill Pond Park, end of W. Bennett St., west of Ann Arbor St., Saline. Parking available at Heritage and Woodland Meadows schools (Woodland Dr.) with a shuttle to the festival. Tickets $10 (groups of 10 or more, $80) in advance at salineceltic.org and Saline City Hall (festival week only); $15 (seniors age 65 & over, $10; youth ages 13-17, $5; kids age 12 & under and active military personnel, free) at the gate. 944-2810. [map]


 5-11 p.m.  Free! 

Grass Lake Traffic Jam'In Festival.

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Traffic Jam'In 2018 - the spectacular 10th anniversary of this great little festival. Join us for live music from eight bands, gourmet food trucks, craft beer and wine, a cool car show, scenic 5k race, and tons of fun for kids of all ages.
This year's headline bands are Kris Hitchcock on Friday 6/13, and Sponge on Saturday 6/14. Free admission.
Find us on Facebook at Grass Lake Traffic Jam'In
Grass Lake Community Events Park, 110 N. Brown St., Grass Lake. Free. (517) 522-4550. www.grasslaketrafficjamin.com [map]



 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Meet the Author! Nature's Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story": Sleeping Bear Press.

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Join us for an evening in Ann Arbor with author Lindsey McDivitt. McDivitt will discuss the research and writing process for her new picture book NATURE'S FRIEND: THE GWEN FROSTIC STORY.
Gwen Frostic is one of Michigan's most beloved artists whose nature-inspired artwork has captivated fans for generations. After a debilitating illness as a child, Gwen sought solace in art and nature. She learned to be persistent and independent-never taking no for an answer or letting her physical limitations define her. She was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame and May 23rd is official Gwen Frostic Day in Michigan.
Books will be available for purchase at the event through Literati Bookstore.
This event will focus on the author's writing process, targeted towards older writers and readers but children are welcome!
Morgan & York, 1928 Packard Street. Free. 7346196226. julia.hlavac@sleepingbearpress.com https://www.facebook.com/events/391308184611065/ [map]



 6-9 p.m. 

"Try your Hand at Soldering": TinkerTech.

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As part of the downtown Ypsilanti First Fridays events (held on the second Friday this month, due to the 4th of July holiday), come to TinkerTech and try soldering your very own blinking LED circuit. Take your first step in electronics!
TinkerTech, 216 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $5. 734-707-8019. info@tinkertech.io www.tinkertech.io [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]


 6:15 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.


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Concert Series: Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Every Friday (except Aug. 10 & 17), June 15-Aug. 31

June 15: Dexter Community Orchestra. Pops concert.

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June 22: Three Men and a Tenor. This popular Michigan-based a cappella quartet mixes comedy and music in a program of original tunes and popular songs.

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June 29: Paul's Big Radio.Rootsy country-pop band led by local singer-songwriter Paul Lippens.

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July 6: Detroit melodic pop band The Hangabouts.

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July 13: Surf Zup. Vintage Ventures-style instrumental surf guitar band.

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July 20: All-female U-M student rock band Midnight Special.

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July 27: The Terraplanes. Local blues-rock band led by singer-guitarist Jerry Mack.

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Aug. 3: Detroit blues trio the Randy Brock Band.

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Aug. 24: Ann Arbor R&B band Men in Black.

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Aug. 31: Salmagundi. Memphis-style rock 'n' roll.

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6:30-8:30 p.m., Monument Park gazebo, downtown Dexter. Free. 426-0887.


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Beer & Cheese": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer taste samples of several pairings of cheese-friendly beers with delicious artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments provided.
3-5 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Cardio Drumming in the Park": Saline Parks & Recreation.

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All invited to join a group workout. Bring a water bottle and your own ball and sticks if you have them (some equipment available to borrow).
6:30 p.m., Tefft Park behind the Rec Center, 1866 Woodland, Saline. Free. 429-3502. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Friday Night Movie for Adults": Dexter District Library.

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Screening of Searching for Sugar Man, the 2012 documentary about 2 South Africans who set out to discover what happened to their musical hero, the mysterious 1970s Detroit rock 'n' roller Rodriguez.
6:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [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. 

"Yellow Submarine": Michigan Theater.

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(George Dunning, 1968). Animated Beatles classic, a generational anthem about good vs. bad in Pepperland.
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]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Kirtan.

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All invited to try kirtan, an ancient yogic spiritual practice that involves singing and chanting. Accompanied by live music on tabla, harmonium, cello, violin, and finger cymbals. The program ends with silent meditation and homemade chai.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill St. Free, but donations accepted. 665-0849. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meet & Greet: Professional Volunteer Corps.

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The Professional Volunteer Corps holds its monthly meeting, social, and orientation for new members on the second Friday of every month. PVC welcomes singles 25 or older who would like to help out local non-profits and have some fun while you're at it. We schedule 2-3 volunteer opportunities and 2-3 social events each month. Participation is flexible. You are welcome to attend and check us out! Check out our web site for directions or more information.
NEW Center, 1100 North Main St. Free. pvc_a2@email.com a2pvc.org [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Traffic Jam'In 5K Run/Walk: Grass Lake Traffic Jam'In.

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Join us as we kick off the Traffic Jam'in Festival with a flat, scenic run/walk around the lake and nearby neighborhood. Finish strong in front of our Community Events Park Pavilion while listening to live
music. Water station at the 1/2 way mark, refreshments and award ceremony following the 5K. Music on the course. Finisher medals for the 5K. Male/Female age group awards, 3-deep. Packet Pickup locations.- Thursday, July 12th from 4-8pm, Roaming Goat 115 S. Lake St., Grass Lake. On race day at the Start/Finish area from 5:30pm until race start. 5K course is certified. Grass Lake Community Events Park,
Grass Lake Community Events Park, 110 N. Brown St., Grass Lake. $25 pre, $30 race day. (517) 268-3213. https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/GrassLake/TrafficJamin5k [map]



 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Astrophysics for People in a Hurry": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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All invited to discuss Neil DeGrasse Tyson's collection of 12 short essays on the current state of astrophysics written for lay people. Hosted by Crazy Wisdom staff member Deb Flint.
7:30-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Guys and Dolls": Dexter Community Players.

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July 13-15, 20, & 21. Local actors perform Frank Loesser's popular musical based on Damon Runyon's stories and characters. Set in New York City in the 1930s, the action focuses on 2 contrasting romances, one a long-running liaison between a nightclub singer and a professional gambler and the other an unlikely affair between a high roller and a Salvation Army sister. The lively score includes such classics as "Luck Be a Lady," "A Bushel and a Peck," "If I Were a Bell," and "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat."
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Dexter Center for the Performing Arts, 2200 N. Parker Rd., Dexter. Tickets $20 (students & seniors, $16) in advance at dcp.yapsody.com. 726-0355. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Summer Games": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. The League of Pointless Improvisers performs comedic improv games such as "Steal-a-Line," "Oscar Winning Moment," and others, as well as "water form," Pointless's own long-form improv style. The program begins with a set by a guest improv troupe TBA.
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]


 8-11 p.m. 

Bob Sweet Quartet.

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Experience the sounds of the Bob Sweet Quartet featuring Rob Bickley (bass), Tim Haldeman (saxophone), Michael Malis (keyboard) and Bob Sweet (drums).
No Cover.
Ziggy's welcomes your donations to help support these awesosme musicians!
Ziggy's, 206 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Donation. 734) 221-3961. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Haley Heynderickx: The Ark.

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Young Portland (OR) pop-folk singer-songwriter with a haunting voice who recently released her debut CD, I Need to Start a Garden.
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 & 10:30 p.m. 

Maija DiGiorgio: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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July 13 & 14. Young NYC comic known for her edgy, politically incorrect blend of storytelling and observational humor about dating, relationships, heritage, politics, culture and more. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $13 reserved seating in advance, $15 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Bat Count": Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy.

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All invited to the annual big brown bat census. Last year set a new record of 260. Come early to explore the Conservancy Farm. Bring lawn chairs and blankets if you like. No pets.
8-10 p.m., Conservancy Farm, 8383 Vreeland Rd., Superior Twp. Free. 484-6565. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Jazz Master Series with Sean Dobbins": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Local drummer Dobbins is joined by musicians TBA.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$25 in advance at a2tix.com/events/jazz-masters-series-with-sean-dobbins. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [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.


 8:45 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.


 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.-midnight 

"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. 11:30 p.m.-1 a.m. is blues dancing. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). 417-9857. [map]


 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]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Jory Lyle

Florida-based singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Blind Pig: The Unsane

Veteran NYC trio that plays an abrasively metal brand of grunge rock that in its heyday drew favorable comparisons to Killdozer and the bastards. Openers: Child Bite, a veteran Ferndale postpunk art-rock band, and WOMB, a Detroit hardcore quintet. $14 ($18 at the door). [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: The Nerk Twins

Beatles covers by the Ferndale duo of Mike Wilhelm and Greg Sumner. [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: The Front Men

Detroit vintage-rock band. [venue info]

Mash: Robert Johnson

Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer- guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Rock Jones

Detroit roots rock, Motown, and blues quintet. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Team Love

Local trio led by singer-songwriter & bassist Tim Berla that plays originals and covers in an eclectic mix of styles, from jazz, swing, and Latin to country. With guitarist Kip Godwin and clarinetist & percussionist Charles Dayringer. [venue info]

 
 


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