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Calendar of Events

Friday, July 20, 2018






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Master Kim Instructs Senior Student

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



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"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.
10 a.m., Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 476-4944.


 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 a.m.-9 p.m.  Free! 

The Ann Arbor Art Fair.

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July 19-22. Our perennial 4-day tent city within a city houses more than 1,100 artists, from Michigan and around the nation, in 4 separate fairs. Also, live music (see Art Fair Entertainment below), art demos (North University near Hill Auditorium, Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sun. noon-4 p.m.), street performances by boogie-woogie & blues pianist Mr. B and California Chapman Stick player Bob Culbertson, an art activity zone (Ingalls Mall, Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sun. noon-6 p.m.), beer & wine garden (S. Church street).
10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), downtown Ann Arbor. Free admission. visitannarbor.org/artfair, (800) 888-9487.


 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Korean Games": Ann Arbor District Library.

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U-M Nam Korean Center students teach traditional Korean games to kids in grades 2-6.
10-11:30 a.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 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.


 11 a.m.-11 p.m.  Free! 

Art Fair Entertainment.

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July 19-22. Live music and other performances on several stages. Today:

Willard at Church: veteran local country-folk singer-songwriter Jay Stielstra (11-11:45 a.m.), Ypsilanti Robert Plant tribute band Tall Cool One (noon-1 p.m.), Manchester Cajun and Creole band Creole du Nord (1:30-3 p.m.), the Johnny Cash tribute band Cash Is King (3:30-5 p.m.), the soulful and rocking Detroit-style R&B band led by powerful vocalist Thornetta Davis (5:30-7 p.m.), the Detroit horn-powered Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band Salmagundi (7:30-9 p.m.), and the versatile local honky-tonk band Shoot the Messenger (9:30-11 p.m.).

The Ark Stage (Palio parking lot at William & Main): the Southfield Afro-Caribbean jazz collective Soltura (4:30-5:30 p.m.), the rowdy Northampton (MA) alt-folk/rock quintet Parsonsfield (6-7 p.m.), and The Jeremy Kittel Band (7:30-9 p.m.), an acoustic ensemble led by Kittel, a nationally acclaimed Saline-bred fiddle virtuoso whose extremely eclectic repertoire ranges from Scottish, Irish, and Cape Breton fiddle tunes to jazz, bluegrass, traditional Appalachian tunes, and originals that draw on all these genres.

Ingalls Mall Fountain Stage: pianist Michael Gaiten (11 a.m.), Emerson School chamber music band Onomatopoetic (noon), acoustic duo Cosmic (1 p.m.), Pure Existence Dance Co. (2 p.m.), pop singer-songwriter Elena Hirsch (3 p.m.), Wyandotte (MI) indie folk-rock band Paper Bags (4 p.m.), Commerce (MI) pop-rock singer-songwriter Rob Norum (5 p.m.), local country-flavored pop singer Camilla Ballario (6 p.m.).

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11 a.m.-11 p.m., downtown. Free.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

SCRAP Box Summer Garage Sale: SCRAP Box Ann Arbor.

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We are packed to the gills with awesome donations and warehouse inventory!
11am - 7pm All fabric at the Garage Sale - $2/pound
Spend $5 11am-6pm - enter our SCRAP Box Membership Raffle
Spend $8 11am-6pm - enter our SCRAP Box Gift Card Raffle
$5 Bulk Room fill a bag special all day
Family friendly music by Kool Aid Kam
Never before seen warehouse inventory
Join us as we clear out the wide range of stock we're sitting on. The day will be full of raffles, music, refreshments, a fabric by-the-pound sale and bulk room specials! Fuel your summer project creativity, and enjoy a fun day with us at SCRAP Box.
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. Free. 7349940012. claire@scrapbox.org scrapbox.org [map]



 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Summer Garage Sale: SCRAP Box Ann Arbor.

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We are packed to the gills with awesome donations and warehouse inventory!
11am - 7pm All fabric at the Garage Sale - $2/pound
2pm - 3pm Drop in Craft lead by our Education Coordinator
Spend $5 11am-6pm - enter our SCRAP Box Membership Raffle
Spend $8 11am-6pm - enter our SCRAP Box Gift Card Raffle
$5 Bulk Room fill a bag special all day
Family friendly music by Kool Aid Kam
Never before seen warehouse inventory
Join us as we clear out the wide range of stock we're sitting on. The day will be full of raffles, music, refreshments, a fabric by-the-pound sale and bulk room specials! Fuel your summer project creativity, and enjoy a fun day with us at SCRAP Box.
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. Free admission. 7349940012. claire@scrapbox.org scrapbox.org [map]



 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Senior Crafternoon": Saline District Library.

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Seniors invited to make wind chimes out of shells and metal rings (July 20) and personalized canvas totes (Aug. 17).
1-2:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

Kaboomistry!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Representatives from the Michigan Science Center show kids in grades 3-8 the physics and chemistry behind explosions. They'll also do some loud, flashy ones.
2-3 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Muffins-N-Movies": Dexter District Library.

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Film screenings for adults. Refreshments. July 20: Get On Up, Tate Taylor's 2014 James Brown biopic. Aug. 17: Marshall, the 2017 biopic about the young Thurgood Marshall.
2 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 4, 6:30, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Three Identical Strangers": State Theatre.

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(Tim Wardle, 2018). Documentary about three identical twins who rediscover each other after being separated at birth.
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.


 4-7 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]


 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Fix-It Friday": Maker Works.

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All invited to bring anything that needs fixing-chairs, sweaters, radios, whatever. Maker Works members and staff are on hand to help fix things and offer advice. Repairs not guaranteed.
4-6 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 222-4911. [map]


 4:15 p.m. 

"Woman Walks Ahead": State Theatre.

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(Susanna White, 2017). Biopic about Catherine Weldon, an artist who traveled from NYC to the Dakota Territory to meet Sitting Bull. Jessica Chastain.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME.


 4:30, 7, & 9 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.


 4:45, 7:15, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Won't You Be My Neighbor?": State Theatre.

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(Morgan Neville, 2018). Documentary of children's television icon Mr. Rogers.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 5-9 p.m. 

"Pets & Pajamas Movie Night"

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Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch Hotel for Dogs, the 2009 live action family film about foster kids who house their dog and other strays at an abandoned hotel. Also, a chance to interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $35 ($15 for each additional sibling). Preregistration required at hshv.org. [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 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]


 6:15 & 8:45 p.m. 

"1945": Michigan Theater.

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(Ferenc Török, 2017). B&W drama about the paranoia that ensues after 2 Orthodox Jews enter a small Hungarian town in denial about the mass deportation of its Jewish citizens. Hungarian, subtitles.
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]


 6:30 p.m. 

Oberun 5K: Bell's Beer.

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A 5-km race that ends at a beer garden serving Bell's Oberon summer brew. Also, fire pits, sand volleyball, and corn hole. Pint glasses and bottle opener medals for finishers and T-shirts for participants. Food trucks.
6:30 p.m., Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. $39 in advance by noon on July 18 at runoberun5k-ypsi.com; $45 after July 18. (269) 382-2338. [map]


 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 p.m.  Free! 

Vacation Bible School "Down on the Farm": Life Touch Ministries.

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Life Touch Ministries is proud to bring its active-learning approach to Vacation Bible School to the Ypsilanti community for its tenth consecutive year. This year's theme, "Down on the Farm," will focus on the stories, or parables that Jesus taught that take place in an agricultural setting. Activities include a gardening demonstration, a scavenger hunt, and family-style lesson reviews similar to the television show Family Feud.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is free and open to the public. Registration is available on-site as well as online https://goo.gl/forms/uPINFJL7BMH60DhM2. A light meal will be served each day that VBS is in session. Life Touch Ministries will distribute school supplies on a first-come, first-served basis on Saturday July 21 during VBS.
Life Touch Ministries, 317 Ecorse Road, Ypsilanti. Free. matashawallen@yahoo.com www.lifetouchministries.net [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]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Cheese 101": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Discussion & tastings of the 7 major varieties of cheese, with bread and other accompaniments.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $40. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Movies in the Park": Saline Parks & Recreation.

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Music, games, activities, and more. Concessions. Followed at sundown by films. The July 20 event is in conjunction with a "Family Campout" (5 p.m.-10 a.m., $10 per tent in advance, $20 on the day, continental breakfast included). July 20: Coco, the 2017 animation about a boy who's accidentally transported to the land of the dead. Aug. 17: Ferdinand, the 2017 animation based on the classic children's book about a lovable bull.
6:30 p.m.-dusk, Mill Pond Park, end of W. Bennett St. (west of Ann Arbor St.), Saline. Free. 429-3502.


 6:45 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.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

40th Annual Festival at St. Joseph Church.

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July 20-22. This festival that features games, kids activities, a cakewalk, bingo, a raffle, inflatables, food, beer & wine, and live music kicks off with "My Favorite Things: Celebrating the Music of Julie Andrews and Other Broadway Hits," a concert by soprano Diane Penning and pianist Paul Langford (7 p.m., $15).

Saturday: a Wildlife Safari wild animal show (1-4 p.m.), the Jumpin' All-Stars jump rope team (3-4 p.m.), Eric the Juggler (4-6 p.m.), and a "Fun Event Selfies" station (6-9 p.m.). Music includes Scottish and Irish music by the Chelsea House Orchestra (1-3 p.m.), jazz by the Brian Delaney Quartet (4:30-6 p.m.), and local R&B band Men in Black (7-10 p.m.).

Sunday: Music from West Side Story and other showtunes by the Encore Musical Theatre Cabaret Singers (noon-1 p.m.), Colors the Clown (12:30-2:30 p.m.), acoustic guitarist and singer Ian Stewart (1:30-3 p.m.), the nationally renowned family-friendly singer-guitarist and storyteller Randy Kaplan (3-4 p.m.), and Dearborn polka band the Kielbasa Kings (4-6 p.m.).

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7 p.m. (Fri.), 1-10 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), St. Joseph Catholic Church grounds, Mast at Territorial, Dexter. Free admission. 426-8483. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Rio Grande Valley Songwriters in the Round: Nicola's Books.

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This Texas singer-songwriter collective performs a round-robin song swap, adding harmonies and musical elements to each other's songs and telling the stories behind them.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 7:30 p.m. 

AFC Ann Arbor vs. Cleveland SC.

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The local professional soccer team plays this National Premier Soccer League Midwest East Conference champion in the Midwest Region playoffs. The winner advances to the final match, also at Huron High on Saturday July 21 at 7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m., Huron High School, 2727 Fuller. $10 (kids, $7) at afcannarbor.com and at the gate. 408-1627. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Jazz Piano-Rooney.

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Jazz Piano-Rooney: Friday, July 20, 2018
Jazz Piano-Rooney is a special summit of three great jazz pianists performing Round Robin short trio sets from 7:30 till 10:30 PM at Zal Gaz Grotto. Pianists Dr. James Dapogny, Rick Roe and Corey Kendrick will be joined by string bassist Paul Keller and drummer Jeff Shoup for a fun evening of swinging, trio jazz. On full display will be the recently restored, beautiful Yamaha C-6 grand piano that lives at Zal Gaz Grotto.
Good food and drinks at Zal Gaz Grotto. No steps. Air conditioning. Free parking. Under 18 enter FREE!
Zal Gaz Grotto. $10 at the door (under 18 enter FREE). 734-663-1202. www.paulkellerjazz.com



 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.  Free! 

Jazz Jam at the Elks: Ann Arbor Distilling Company.

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Monthly Jazz Jam hosted by drummer Jim Zamberlan is intended to foster a sense of community among musicians and jazz lovers. Both professional musicians and serious amateurs are welcome.
The event location is 21+
Elks Pratt Lodge, 220 Sunset Rd. Free. (734) 761-7172. [map]


 8 p.m. 

KissMe: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance/Swing Ann Arbor.

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July 20-22. Swing and blues dancing to live and recorded music spread out over 3 days. Tonight: dancing to live music by the Philadelphia jazz and swing band Chelsea Reed & the Fair Weather Five (8 p.m.-midnight; $20; students & members, $18) and a late night dance (midnight-5 a.m.; $10; students & members, $9) with DJs.
Various times, Concourse Hall (except as noted), 4531 Concourse Dr. Individual dances: $5-$20. Weekend pass: $65 (students & members, $55) in advance at kissmeinannarbor.com; $75 (students & members, $65) at the door. (847) 757-0942. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka": Chelsea Area Players.

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July 20-22. Jeff Boyer directs local actors in Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley's 2004 musical that combines elements of both Dahl's classic novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the iconic 1971 film adaptation. The score includes such favorites as "The Candy Man," "Cheer Up Charlie," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket."
8 p.m. (July 20 & 21) & 2 p.m. (July 22), George Prinzing Auditorium, 500 Washington St., Chelsea. Tickets $15 in advance at Chelsea Pharmacy & at the door. Chelseaareaplayers.org. [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.


 8:30 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]


 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]


 9:15 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Isaac Ryder

Stage name of Joel Rydecki, a neo-soul funk singer-songwriter from South Haven. [venue info]

Club Above: "Road to Natural Land."

Techno, bass, and other forms of electronic dance music with DJs Zeke Beats and Matter. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Steve D'Angelo

Detroit-area folk-rock singer-songwriter. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: The Bluegrass Experience

Local bluegrass ensemble. 7-10 p.m. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

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

Elks Lodge: Jazz Jam

All jazz musicians invited. Hosted by an ensemble led by drummer Jim Zamberlan. No cover. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Soulstice

Hard-driving horn-fueled funk dance band from East Lansing. [venue info]

Mash: Darwin Mamassian

Brighton pop-folk singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Violet Sol

Local self-styled "soulful music collective." [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Heath & Friends

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Ypsi Alehouse: Folk Laureates

Folk singer trio that features vocal harmonies. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: "Jazz Piano-Rooney"

Three jazz pianists--James Dapogny, Rick Roe and Corey Kendrick--perform a round-robin of short trio sets showcasing the the Grotto's recently restored Yamaha C-6 grand piano. With string bassist Paul Keller and drummer Jeff Shoup. $10 (under age 18, free). 7)30-10:30 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: M22 M22

Local acoustic classic rock and country-rock cover band featuring members of the Breakers. [venue info]

 
 


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