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Calendar of Events

Monday, July 16, 2018






 
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 8:30 a.m. 

Power to Move Classic: BARWIS & the First Step Foundation.

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Join former University of Michigan Director of Strength & Conditioning, Mike Barwis, and NHL/NFL athletes for the 4th Annual Power to Move Classic Charity Golf Outing benefiting the First Step Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that distributes scholarships for a specialty recovery program to individuals with spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders. This year's outing is at the University of Michigan Golf Course on 7/16. Sponsorship teams receive an NHL or NFL pro athlete to complete their foursome. Register today as a single or team! Event includes golf, breakfast, lunch, beverages, contests, auction/raffle, and more!
University of Michigan Golf Course. $50+. 772-871-2123. jwright@barwis.com https://www.barwis.com/powertomove



 9 a.m.  Free! 

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

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

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


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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


 10 a.m. 

Quality 16 Morning Movies Summer Series.

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


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Playgroups for Babies: Ann Arbor District Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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


 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Playschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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


 Noon-3 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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


 Noon-4 p.m. 

Youth Circus Camp: A2 Aviary.

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Four days of circus fun for ages 8-13! This camp is for active young people who wish to explore the aerial and circus arts. From flying on the aerial silks, sling, lyra, and trapeze to juggling, acrobatics, clowning, contortion, and developing their very own act, your kids don't need to run away to join the circus!
Monday-Friday 12-4pm
Session 1: 6/18-6/21
Session 2: 6/25-6/26
Session 3: 7/9-7/12
Session 4: 7/16-7/19
Please see website for more details and to register, space is limited!
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr. $250. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/youth-circus-camp/ [map]



 Noon  Free! 

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

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


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Knitting Nancies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Kids in grades K-5 invited to make a small, handheld loom that allows users to make knitted items.
1-2 p.m., AADL Traverwood, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Writing Group: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Shark Storytime & Craft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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For kids in grades preK-3.
1-2 p.m., AADL Downtown Youth Story Corner, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Movie Mondays": Chelsea District Library.

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

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

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

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


 3:30, 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. 

"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.


 3:45 p.m. 

"RBG": Michigan Theater.

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


 4, 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, 6:30, & 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]


 4:15, 6:30, & 9:30 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.


 5-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Townie Street Party: Ann Arbor Street Art Fair.

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Dance party with live music by the local exuberant, polished 6-piece rock 'n' roll band FUBAR (5:45-7 p.m.) and Lansing pop-funk and soul band Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers (8-9:15 p.m.). Also, a youth art fair, with some 40 local kids in grades 4-12 showing and selling their art under a big tent, a family-oriented art activity zone, information about community organizations, "The Terrace" ($50), a VIP area with refreshments and premium seating, and "The Ann Arbor Mile: Dart for Art" 1-mile race (6 p.m.; $25 in advance by July 15 at dartforart.com; $30 on race day; $10 for kids age 15 & under). Food available.
5-9:30 p.m., North University between Thayer & Fletcher and Ingalls Mall. Free. 994-5260.


 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Local Meeting: Ann Arbor Rotary West.

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

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


 6:10 & 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.


 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon.-Wed., except Dec. 24 & 25. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m., 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 5700 Jackson (Tues.), and 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues.), 548-6299 (Wed.). [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to play in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m., competitive), and modern (Fri. 6:30 p.m., casual) decks. Bring your own cards for casual tournaments. Also, all invited to play the 2-person card game Netrunner (free) at 6 p.m. on Mondays.
1 p.m. (Sun.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Meeting: Washtenaw County Democratic Party Communications Committee.

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Did you know that nearly half of local democratic voters don't vote in the midterm elections? Do you want to join the Blue Wave and help turn out the vote right here in Washtenaw County?
The volunteers in the Communications Committee for the Washtenaw County Democratic Party are looking more copywriters, videographers, graphic designers, web designers and developers, marketing and communication specialists to join us in creating, launching, and maintaining publicity efforts to further community engagement in the democratic process and to get out the vote.
We meet in-person once a month, attendance is not required, and maintain contact via email, Slack, and phone or video conferences.
Email lchisnell@gmail.com for more information, or just join us with your ideas for creative, engaging ways to reach out to your fellow voters in Washtenaw county!
WCDP County Office, 418 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. Free. lchisnell@gmail.com http://www.washtenawdems.org [map]



 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice, and Sustainability": Michigan Friends Center.

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Martin Luther King claimed that whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly -- peace is not possible until we recognize how interrelated we are.
This six session discussion course helps participants to develop systems thinking skills in order to see those connections. We examine entrenched assumptions that reinforce unhealthy practices and systems. Together, we envision a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world, discover practical actions we can take toward that goal, and inspire each other to become leaders in our own spheres of influence.
Monday evenings June 25 - August 6 (no meeting July 2). This course is hosted by Michigan Friends Center and offered in partnership with the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.
Please register at https://seeingsystems2018.eventbrite.com or contact the Michigan Friends Center office (manager@mfcenter.org).
Michigan Friends Center, 500 Long Lake Boulevard, Chelsea, MI 48118, Chelsea. Sliding-scale fee of $30, $45, or $60 (as able) to cover book and other course costs; pre-registration required.. (734)475-1892. manager@mfcenter.org http//www.mfcenter.org [map]



 7 p.m. 

"The Gospel According to André": Michigan Theater.

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(Kate Novak, 2018). Documentary about the life of fashion icon André Leon Talley.
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]. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Carillon Concert Series: U-M School of Music.

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Every Mon., July 9-Aug. 6. Family-friendly concerts by guest musicians. Tonight: University of Chicago carillonneur Joey Brink.
7 p.m., Burton Tower (July 9 & 30), 230 N. Ingalls, and Lurie Tower (July 16 & 23 and Aug. 6), 1230 Murfin, Free. tiffng@umich.edu, facebook.com/umcarillon. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Carillon Concert Series: Joey Brink: University of Michigan Music Department.

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The University of Michigan presents its Summer Carillon Concert Series, featuring Joey Brink. This is the second concert in the series of five. Concerts are family-friendly and free! The program will be posted in late June.
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Joey Brink is the sixth University Carillonneur at the University of Chicago, where he performs on the 72-bell Rockefeller Memorial Carillon and directs a carillon studio of twenty students. He serves on the board of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America and co-chairs the Johan Franco composition committee to promote new works for carillon.
Lurie Tower, 1230 Murfin Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. msll@umich.edu facebook.com/umcarillon [map]



 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Emerging Writers: Local Writers Live": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Readings by local writers. Books and authors include Emily Siwek's A Monster on Main Street (picture book), Rebecca Biber's Technical Solace (poetry), and Andy Gutman's Charlie the Caterpillar and Pop Lullaby (picture books). Signings. Refreshments.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Explore the DIA African-American Art Collection": Literati Bookstore Local Learning Series.

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Illustrated talk by a DIA docent.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. $10. Preregistration required at literatibookstore.com/local-learning-literati. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Felt Fortune Cookie Garland": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for grade 6-adult in celebration of Fortune Cookie Day.
7-8 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 7 p.m. 

"Romeo and Juliet": Fathom Events.

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Live broadcast from Moscow of the Bolshoi Ballet production of former Bolshoi artistic director Alexei Ratmansky's detailed, dramatically urgent ballet adapted from Shakespeare's romantic tragedy for Profofiev's cinematic score.
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).


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

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


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Top 5" Trivia Night: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to form 6-person teams to compete in a 5-round trivia contest. Solo competitors will be matched up.
7-8:30 p.m., Thompson's Pizzeria, 20700 Old US 12, Chelsea. 475-8732. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Stamp Club.

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Retired Henry Ford Community College faculty member Morris Taber shows and discusses U.K. stamps issued in 1887 celebrating the 50th anniversary of Victoria's reign.
7:30 p.m., Salvation Army, 100 Arbana (park & enter at the rear of the building). Free. 761-5859. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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


  8 p.m. 

RFD Boys: The Ark.

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Authentic bluegrass by these longtime local favorites who have appeared in numerous festivals and on the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. Their shows blend top-notch musicianship with funny between-songs dialogue. They have several recordings, including Live and Unrehearsed, a 1994 Ark performance.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $11 at the door only. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

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

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


 9:15 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:

 

Habitat Lounge: Cat Canyon

Veteran Detroit roots-rock singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Bickley/Kramer/Roe

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

 
 


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