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Calendar of Events

Saturday, July 21, 2018

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 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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Kids activities, 9:30-11 a.m. on 2nd Sat. each month and market basket giveaway on last Sat. each month, along with live entertainment TBA every Sat., June-Sept. Also, every Wed., May-Oct., The Bushel Basket Market: The Farmers Market at the St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital (2-6 p.m., hospital overflow parking area adjacent to the U-M Family Practice building, near the South Campus entrance off Old US-12), which focuses on healthy produce from local farmers.
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Chelsea Farmers Market, parking lot on Park St. (east off Main St. between the library and the Methodist church), Chelsea. Free admission. 475-6402.

 8 a.m.  Free! 

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

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All invited. Bring a water bottle and mat (some mats available to borrow).
8 a.m., Henne Field, 200 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. 429-3502. [map]

 8:15 a.m. 

"Quilting in Detroit in the 1930s": Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild.

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Area quilt historian Beth Donaldson shows and discusses quilts from her collection and introduces her new book, Quilts and Health. The program begins with a business meeting.
8:15 a.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $10 (members, free). [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Dexter Breakfast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sat., Apr.-Nov. Beginner-friendly slow-paced (22 miles) and moderate/fast-paced (30-100 miles) round-trip rides to Dexter, Chelsea, and beyond, with stops at the Dexter Bakery or Zou Zou's in Chelsea. A very popular ride. Note: Riders should be prepared to take care of themselves on all AABTS rides. Carry a water bottle, a spare tire or tube, a pump, a cell phone, and snacks.
9 a.m., (10 a.m. in Nov.), meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. 347-1259 (May 5), 347-1259 (May 12), 994-6340 (May 19), 223-6042 (May 26). [map]

 9 a.m.-11 p.m. 

"Electronics/Code/Design Hackathon": TinkerTech.

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TinkerTech's hackathon is a bit more laid back, less competitive, and more interdisciplinary than your usual event--we're more like a hackafunrun--but the format is similar. The day will start with a presentation of ideas, teams will be formed based on interest and complimentary ability, then we'll work like mad to create all the code, hardware, art, or music we can by the end of the day. When the dust has settled, we'll present to each other what we've created and select a winner of a TBD mystery prize.
More details are on the Meetup Page:
You can register online here:
The cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members when registering in advance online or in-person, $25 and $35 in-person the day of the event. This covers lunch, dinner, and snacks during the event.
TinkerTech, 216 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $30. 734-707-8019. [map]

 9 a.m. 

"Paddleboard Yoga with Miranda": FitPoint.

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Learn paddleboard basics and get a great total body workout with a focus on core strength and flexibility in a fun outdoor environment.
No prior experience on a paddleboard or with yoga is required, only an open mind and sense of humor!
Available Saturdays: June 30th, July 14th, 21st, and 28th from 9:00am-10:30am
Come to one or all 4!
Class size is limited. Sign up early!
Argo Park. Drop in:$60 / Members+Early Bird (all 4):$195 / Regular (all 4):$220. 734-531-9958.

 9-10 a.m.  Free! 

Coffee with Michelle Deatrick, State Senate Candidate: Michelle Deatrick for State Senate.

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Join us for a community conversation! Share your concerns, ask your questions--and meet Michelle, a progressive activist and Vice Chair of the County Board of Commissioners. Michelle is an experienced elected leader, policy analyst and educator who is running to be your next State Senator-and who hopes to earn the honor of your vote on August 7th. (The coffee is on us!)
Espresso Royale Coffee, 2264 S Main Street. Free. 734-674-0429. [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

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July 14 & 21. All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult; ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Arb Reader Center (July 14), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (July 21), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email., 647-8528. [map]

 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.  Free! 

MacTechnics Monthly Meeting: MacTechnics, Ann Arbor Computer Users Group.

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At 9:00 am: MacBasics Special Interest Group: Creating a Slideshow Using iMovie - Part 3 - Audio
For the past 2 months, MacTechnics VP of Education; has been showing the group how to create a slideshow using iMovie. This month we'll look at how to add audio content. It is not necessary to have attended Parts 1 and 2 to benefit from Part 3. As always, this session will be interactive, informative, educational - open to Mac questions of all kinds.
At 11:00 am - Main Meeting: MacTechnics Virtual Art Fair
Beautiful things can be created using your Mac. In keeping with Ann Arbor's Art Fair month, those who attend this meeting are invited to share creative and artistic findings of all kinds - something you've made, a technique you've learned, software you've become aware of. Sign up for a "virtual booth" (a time slot) to demonstrate what you have found. Come to share, to learn or just to enjoy and admire.
NEW Center, 1100 North Main. Free. [map]

 10 a.m. 

Friends Club.

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Outdoor activities for kids ages 8-15 (accompanied by a parent). Also, discussion about friendship. Geared toward kids who have trouble making friends. Indoors if raining.
Text or email for location., 355-2082.

 10 a.m.  Free! 

Friends Club Meeting: Friends Club.

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Parent-led group for kids ages 8-15 who have trouble making friends. Fun activities designed to encourage interaction.
Various locations, T/B/A. Free. 7343552082.

 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Hunt Park Rain Garden Love a Park Day: Water Resources Commissioner's Office and GIVE 365.

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Saturday, July 21st from 10-12pm | Meet at the Hunt Park playground, 1035 Daniel Street in Ann Arbor
Join us on this summer day to tackle the thistle that is throughout the rain garden. We will also be doing a park cleanup to make sure the playground and fields are looking their best. Learn how this rain garden stores and cleans water that lands on the grassy fields. If there is time, we will walk to Belize Park and work in the rain garden there as well. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. We will provide tools, gloves, water and expertise.
Hunt Park, 1035 Daniel Street, Ann Arbor. Free. 734-222-6813. [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., (800) 888-9487.

 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Butterflies of Mid-Summer"

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Ron Gamble leads a hike to catch and release butterflies for close observation. Long pants recommended.
Spike Preserve, 18543 Grass Lake Rd., Manchester. Free. 971-6337. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon 

"Military Rifle Match": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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All invited to participate in this marksmanship competition using any military-style rifle. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
10 a.m.-noon (registration begins at 9 a.m.), TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $15 (members, $10)., 276-2514. [map]

 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Pop-Up Makerspace": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: spheres & slides.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]

 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Yoga on the Lawn": Chelsea District Library/Chelsea Wellness Center.

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Every Sat., June 16-Aug. 18. All adults invited to joining yoga session; weather permitting. Bring your own yoga mat; arrive early to sign in.
10-11 a.m., CDL library lawn, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]

 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Canceled Death Café.

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This event has been canceled.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tearoom, 114 S. Main. Free. 395-9660. [map]

 10:30 a.m.  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]

 10:30 a.m. 

"The Little Scientist Club": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Tues. & Sat. Crafts, science-themed stories, and hands-on activities for young kids, accompanied by a parent. Geared toward kids ages 3-6; older siblings welcome.
9:30 a.m. (Tues.) & 10:30 a.m. (Sat.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]

 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: Lapeer classic rock cover band 3rd Degree Burns (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), EMU Jazz Combo (1:30-3 p.m.), the local jazz band the Andy Adamson Quintet (3:30-5 p.m.), the local hard-rocking country and blues quintet the Switchbacks (5:30-7 p.m.), Detroit indie rock singer-songwriter Keri Lynn Roche (7:30-9 p.m.), and the Redford British Invasion cover band The Invasion (9:30-11 p.m.).

The Ark Stage (Palio parking lot at William & Main): local acoustic folk-rock singer-songwriter Chris DuPont (4:30-5:30 p.m.), Canadian alt-soul singer-songwriter AHI (6-7 p.m.), and the big hit of the 2017 Art Fair, Jared Deck & the Travelers (7:30-9 p.m.), an ensemble led by Deck, a young alt-country Americana singer-songwriter from Oklahoma with a working-class point of view whose influences range from Springsteen and John Mellencamp to Alejandro Escovedo and Tom Russell.

Ingalls Mall Fountain Stage: Columbus-based singer-songwriter Kristin Gramza (11 a.m.), Detroit-area singer-songwriter Angela Predhomme (noon), Warehouse Cloggers (1 p.m.), Detroit-area chamber pop ensemble Cellos Unleashed (2 p.m.), young Detroit singer-pianist Izzy Wallace (3 p.m.), Toledo folk quintet Chloe & the Steel Strings (4 p.m.), Detroit guitarist Damon Terrell (5 p.m.), Detroit-area blues-country-pop duo the Keynote Sisters (6 p.m.).

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

 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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Every Sat. Linda Zimmer reads seasonal stories for kids age 6 & under.
Bookbound, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345.

 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Little-Known Orchid Awards": Great Lakes Judging (Orchids).

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Talk by accredited American Orchid Society judge Ed Cott. Followed by orchid judging.
11 a.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]

 1 p.m. 

"Needle Felted Succulents Class": Maker Works.

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Learn the basics of sculptural needle felting in this class taught by Elizabeth Whitton of Felted Sky Studio.
You will go home with three cute and realistic looking succulents that never need to be watered!
All materials included, beginners welcome. Children 10-13 may attend with a parent present to help. Ages 14 and up are welcome on their own.
Preregistration required at
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108. $65. 7342224911. [map]

 1-10 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.).

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]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Book Covers": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Detroit artist Marlo Broughton spends 3 hours painting a mural depicting a book cover with a message of social unity.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown lobby. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 1-5 p.m. 

"Creature Encounters: Reindeer!": The Creature Conservancy.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show Sven the reindeer on the conservancy's Stone Stage (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, activities every half hour and a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including prairie dogs, giant tortoises, kangaroos, an Arctic fox, and more.
1-5 p.m., Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $8 (kids ages 2-12, $6; age 1 & under, free). 929-9324. [map]

 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"MakerChelsea: Mini Gardening with Painted Rocks": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to make a portable miniature garden by painting rocks to look like various plants. Materials provided.
1-3 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. Library cardholders only. 475-8732. [map]

 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Superhero Academy": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Superhero-themed activities for kids in grades K-5.
1-3 p.m., AADL Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 1:30-4:30 p.m. 

"Splash Days": Ann Arbor Parks & Rec.

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A family-oriented afternoon of pool games and contests. Prizes.

July 7: Buhr Park, 2751 Packard.

July 14: Fuller Park, 1519 Fuller Rd.

July 21: Veterans Memorial Park, 2015 Jackson Rd.
1-4 p.m., various locations (see listing). $5 (youth age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & older, $4). 794-6234.

 2 p.m.-5 a.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. Today: an afternoon dance (2-5 p.m.; $5) with DJs, an evening dance to live music by the 15-piece swing band Rhythm Society Orchestra (8 p.m.-midnight; $25; students & members, $20), 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; $75 (students & members, $65) at the door. (847) 757-0942. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Sampler": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Every Sat. Docent-led tours of the museum revolving around themes of coins (July 7), "Around the Table" (July 14), highlights of the Kelsey Museum (July 21), and "Excavations at Karanis, Egypt: 1924-1935."
2-3 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.

 2 & 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 and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]

 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to practice juggling. Beginners welcome. Attendees advised to call ahead if there's inclement weather.
2:30-5 p.m., U-M Diag. Free.,, 761-1115.

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to join club members for blitz (5-minute) and untimed games. Some sets and clocks available; bring your own if possible.
3-5 p.m., Wendy's, 1640 Commerce Park, Chelsea. The meetings are held in the Pierce Park picnic shelter during the summer, usually from late May until after Labor Day. Free. 475-1583. [map]

 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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July 7 & 21. All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. Bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book if you have them.
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 994-9307. [map]

 3:45, 6:15, 9, & 11:45 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)., 668-TIME.

 4, 6:30, 9:30, & 11:30 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)., 668-TIME.

 4-7 p.m. 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. All invited to play low-key parlor games.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer)., (989) 455-4484. [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)., 668-TIME.

 4:30 p.m. 

"Tool Zoo": Maker Works.

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Members lead a tour of the shop and demonstrate tools, from a 3-D printer to a pewter casting machine and a plasma steel cutter. Demo pieces available to take home. Kids must be accompanied by a parent.
4:30, Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. $5 (family, $8). Preregistration required at 222-4911. [map]

 4:30, 7, & 8:45 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)., 668-TIME.

 6 p.m. 

Ilan Chester in Concert: Freites Maria.

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The singer, pianist and composer winner of 2 Latin Grammys
will visit Michigan
Ilan Chester will be performing in Ann Arbor city, July 21 2018. Ilan Chester has been a world renown musician for over 35 years. Ilan had performed in hundreds of countries around the world. Ilan is consider a sui generis.
Ilan Chester is an Israeli and Venezuelan multitalented singer, songwriter and musician. Ilan grew up listening to Jewish and classical music as a child, he was influenced by Venezuelan folk, Afro-Caribbean, British rock and American R&B; all of which would play an important part in his own music making. His fascination with ancestral texts found in the Vedic literature from India has inspired him to compose music over Mantras and devotional songs (Bhakti-Yoga) resulting in a unique and powerful combination. He received a Latin Grammy for 'Best Folk Album' for 2010's "Tesoros de la Música Venezolana" and in November 2017, the Latin Grammy Academy award.T
Towsley Auditorium. Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. $40. [map]

 6 & 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 6:15 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 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 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. [map]

 6:45 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)., 668-TIME.

 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 726-0355. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Trivia with Cats": Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.

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All age 18 & older invited to play trivia and cuddle with adoptable cats. Drinks & popcorn. Admission includes 2 beer and wine tickets (age 21 & over only). Bring your own nonalcoholic beverages, if you wish.
7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:15 p.m.), Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $15. Preregistration available at 661-3575. [map]

 8-11 p.m. 

"acute phase rockin' the Zal Gaz Grotto": Zal Gaz Grotto Club.

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A night of Classic Rock. Everyone's favorites. Sing along or get out on the dance floor. $5 cover, kids free. Family friendly. Full bar, food services.
Zal Gaz Grotto Club, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd. Ann Arbor MI 48103. $5. (734) 663-1202. [map]

 8-11 p.m. 

3rd Saturday Contra Dance: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Peter Baker calls to music by Brad Battey & Friends. No partner needed; beginners welcome. Bring flat, smooth-soled shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (Grange members, $7; students with ID, $5). 769-1052, 476-4650. [map]

 8 p.m.-midnight 

Milonga: Michigan Argentine Tango Club.

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July 7 & 21. Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ. The club also hosts practicas every Monday (8-11:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., $5) that include one-on-one work and open dancing.
8 p.m.-midnight, Michigan League Ballroom (July 7) & Vandenberg Rm. (July 21). $10 (members, $5). [map]

 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. Comedic improv by experienced local performers.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.)., (989) 455-4484. [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. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Spiritual Cinema": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Screening of a feature film or several shorts with spiritual themes. Followed by discussion.
8 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $5 suggested donation. 327-0270. [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, $15 at the gate. 926-5346.

 8:30 p.m. 

"The Little Mermaid": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Dive-In Movie.

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All invited to float in Mack Pool for a family-oriented screening of the 1989 Disney animated classic adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. Bring an inner tube, if you like.
8:30 p.m., Mack Indoor Pool, 715 Brooks. $5 (youth age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & older, $4). 794-6237. [map]

 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)., 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. [map]

 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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July 7 & 21. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $12 (students with ID, $8). [map]

 9:15 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)., 668-TIME.

 9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Firefly 5k Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Run!: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Join us for our first WCPARC Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Run through County Farm Park! We'll go on a 5k run through the park trails and enjoy a balmy summer night!
If you signed up for the Virtual Voyage Adventure 5k, this event counts! Participate in both the Virtual 5k and the glow run and you'll get a special t-shirt at the Firefly 5k.
Registration Information
Fee: Free! Bring yourself, and a friend and join us for a fun run! Waivers will be signed onsite at the event.
Time: 9:30PM
Waivers: Waiver signing starts at 8:30PM
County Farm Park, 2230 Platt Rd. Free. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: RJ Spangler & Tbone Paxton RJ Spangler & Tbone Paxton

Veteran Detroit drummer Spangler and trombonist-vocalist Paxton lead a band of area musicians in swing, modern jazz, and swinging blues. With saxophonists Dan Bennett and Goode Wyche III, percussionist Akunda Hollis, guitarist Matt LoRusso, and bassist Jeff Cuny. $10. 2:30-5 p.m. [venue info]

Bona Sera: Scritch Detroit

Dance party with DJs. [venue info]

Club Above: Forest Green

Bay City alternative punk-rock band. Openers: Antighost (see Blind Pig), the Detroit postpunk indie pop-rock quintet You Rest, You Joy Life, the Detroit indie rock trio Den of Greece, and the Madison progressive funk-rock quartet Bassliss. 7 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Joshua & Jeremy Sprague

An eclectic mix of rock covers by these local brothers. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Churchville

Local tabla player, accompanied by several musician friends, who plays Indian classical, light classical, fusion, and folk music. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Royal Garden Trio

Local trio led by guitarist Brian Delaney that plays early jazz standards and Hot Club-style gypsy jazz. With cellist Michael Karoub and clarinetist and tenor guitarist Tom Bogardus. 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]

Guy Hollerin's: Lady Sunshine & the X Band

Popular local gospel-flavored blues band led by Lady Sunshine, a fiery, rich-voiced singer whose style blends elements of Aretha Franklin, Koko Taylor, and Denise LaSalle. The band has a new CD, Big Sexee. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Soulstice

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

Mash: Detroit's Own Soul Purpose Detroit's Own Soul Purpose

An eclectic mix of genres from funk and blues-rock to hard country by this Westland quintet fronted by vocalist Carol Holmes. [venue info]

Mash: Mike Vial

Local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Tumbao Bravo

Veteran local Cuban jazz sextet led by saxophonist and flutist Paul VornHagen and percussionist Alberto Nacif. [venue info]

Session Room: Chirp

Local jazz-inflected progressive funk-rock quartet. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Heath & Friends

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Zou Zou's Cafe: Amy Grace and Chey Haliwill Amy Grace and Chey Haliwill

Joint performance by Grace, a young acoustic pop-folk singer- songwriter from East Tawas whose influences range from Joni Mitchell to Sheryl Crow, and Halliwill, a Jackson pop-folk singer- songwriter who recently released his debut CD, Rewind. [venue info]


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