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Calendar of Events

Sunday, July 22, 2018

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 8 a.m.  Free! 

Youth Show: Washtenaw County 4-H.

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Six days of farm animal shows and auctions, plus crafts, exhibits, all-day equestrian competitions, and assorted contests from animal decorating to a goat milk-out. Highlights include the popular "Llama Leaping Contest" (July 25, 2 p.m.), the livestock auction (July 26, 6:30 p.m.), an archery contest (July 27, 1 p.m.), the "Animal Decorator Contest" (July 27, 1:30 p.m.), and the "Ag Olympics" (July 27, 2:30 p.m.) in which 4-H youth compete in Olympic-style games involving water, mud, and agricultural products. For complete daily schedule, see (click on 4-H Youth Show Book).
8 a.m.-evening, Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 222-3877. [map]

 9-10:30 a.m. 

"Paddleboard Pilates 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 pilates is required, only an open mind and sense of humor! Available Sundays: July 22, July 29, August 5, August 12, August 19, August 26 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 6):$295 / Regular (all 4):$330. 734-531-9958.

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Sunday Democratic Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Sun. except Nov. 4. Pace and destination are determined by the assembled riders.
9 a.m., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

Hosta Leaf Show: Hosta Hybridizer Group.

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Show of hostas. Followed at 1 p.m. by an auction of donated plants.
10 a.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-6700. [map]

 10 a.m.-noon 

"Botany of the Gosline Preserve": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Ellen Weatherbee and Faye Stoner lead a hike through this 42-acre preserve of wetlands, grasslands, and woodlands. Rugged boots and long pants recommended.
Carpool from Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. Free ($6 park entry fee); preregistration required at 971-6337. [map]

 10:15 a.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]

 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: local rock 'n' roll, Motown, blues, soul, R&B, progressive rock, and swing band the Cellar Cats (noon-1:30 p.m.), the classic R&B, Motown, jazz, and blues band All Directions (2-3:30 p.m.), and the local alt-country band Corndaddy (4-5:30 p.m.).

Ingalls Mall Fountain Stage: Arts in Motion Dance Troupe (noon), the local indie folk duo Beach Daisy (1 p.m.), Detroit pop singer-songwriter Gary Niemenski (2 p.m.), Detroit dream pop band Backyard Birdfeeder (3 p.m.), and Hartland (MI) pop-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Trey Connor (4 p.m.).

Noon-5:30 p.m., downtown. Free.

 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Open Community Bicycle Repair: Common Cycle.

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Common Cycle's volunteer-run, co-operative workspace is open to the public weekly on Sundays from 11AM-3PM. Visitors are welcome to seek help from volunteers and/or make use of community tools to resolve maintenance issues or work on personal projects.
CC volunteers range from experienced mechanics to interested newbies, and we help all kinds of cyclists fix all kinds of bikes. The only requirement for getting help is that visitors be willing to get their hands dirty. Assistance from Common Cycle is free, and donations are welcome.
Common Cycle Workspace, 416 W Huron, Suite #11. Free. [map]

 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot. Free., 846-9418.

 Noon-6 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]


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]

 Noon-6 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.

 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Brewing Methods": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's Coffee Co. staff demonstrate and discuss 6-8 different ways to brew coffee, from filter drip to syphon pot.
Noon-2 p.m., Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. 929-6060. [map]

 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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Every Sun. All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $4.50 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]

 12:55 p.m. 

"Princess Mononoke": Fathom Events.

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(Hayao Miyazaki, 1997). Complex anime fantasy adventure set in Japan's Iron Age that depicts a siege by samurai and forest gods of a remote village populated by outcasts. Shown in both dubbed (July 22 & 25) and subtitled (July 23) versions. 12:55 p.m. (July 22) & 7 p.m. (July 23 & 25).
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine Saline (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at and at the door.623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).

 1 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. Today: an outdoor dance (1-4 p.m.; Island Park, 1450 Island Dr.; $10; students & members, $9) to live jazz by Alex Belhaj & the Crescent City Quartet. Also, a picnic lunch and a chance to dance in the river (bring swimming attire; water shoes recommended). Followed by dancing to live music by pianist James Dapogny's Jazz Band (5 p.m., free) and DJs at Concourse Hall.
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]

 1 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]

 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]

 1-1:40 p.m.  Free! 

"Dancing Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Robinsongs for Kids director Robin Robinson presents a program of music and movement for babies through 5-year-olds, accompanied by an adult.
1-1:40 p.m., AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-4200.

 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Westgate (July 1), AADL Traverwood (July 8), AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm. (July 15), & AADL Downtown Secret Lab (July 22 & 29). [map]

 1:30 p.m. 

James Bond Film Series: Michigan Theater.

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July 1: "Dr. No" (Terence Young, 1962). James Bond's search for a missing colleague leads him to the island of the mysterious Dr. No and a scheme to end the U.S. space program. 1:30 p.m.


July 3: "From Russia with Love" (Terence Young, 1964). Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy to retrieve a Soviet encryption device stolen by SPECTRE. 7 p.m.


July 8: "Goldfinger" (Guy Hamilton, 1964). Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the gold at Fort Knox. 1st Bond film featuring the iconic Aston Martin and the vodka martini "shaken, not stirred." 1:30 p.m.


July 10: "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (Peter Hunt, 1969). George Lazenby's only appearance as Secret Agent 007 also features Diana Rigg and Telly Savalas. 7 p.m.


July 15: "Live and Let Die" (Guy Hamilton, 1973). Roger Moore's first outing as 007 also features Jane Seymour's movie debut as a psychic tarot card reader. 1:30 p.m.


July 17: "Moonraker" (Lewis Gilbert, 1979). Bond investigates the theft of a space shuttle in an especially gadget-heavy franchise entry. 7 p.m.


July 22: "The Living Daylights" (John Glen, 1987). The 1st Timothy Dalton Bond shows Bond's serious side as he prevents an arms dealer from starting WWIII. 1:30 p.m.


July 24: "GoldenEye" (Martin Campbell, 1995). Pierce Brosnan's 1st Bond film features a young Famke Janssen as an assassin with deadly thighs and a phlegmatic Judi Dench as M. 7 p.m.


July 29: "Casino Royale" (Martin Campbell, 2006). Daniel Craig's Bond marks a turn toward the emotionally intense and physically muscular. 1:30 p.m.


July 31: "Skyfall" (Sam Mendes, 2012). MI6 comes under attack when one of M's past decisions comes back to haunt her. 7 p.m.

Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8)., 668-TIME. [map]

 1:45, 4:15, & 7 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]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Anti-Racism 101": Ypsilanti District Library.

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After a presentation by La'Ron Williams and an in-depth discussion geared toward helping participants gain a basic understanding of key concepts critical to anti-racism practice, we'll show the video, " Dr. Tricia Rose on How Structural Racism Works."
YDL-Whittaker, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110. [map]

 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Minecraft Workshop: AADL Downtown Training Center.

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Every Sun. All kids in grades 3-8 invited to try out this popular computer game that involves constructing things with virtual blocks. Participants work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
2-3:30 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection": UMMA.

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July 1 & 22. Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of 1960s & 1970s avant-garde paintings, works on paper, and sculptures from the collection of this pioneering Detroit female gallery owner.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Puppets!": Nicola's Books.

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Storytime and a chance to make a sock puppet.
2 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.

 2 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]

 2 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 p.m. 

"Willow Run": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., June 14-Sept. 1. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of local playwright Jeff Duncan's drama about 4 Rosie the Riveters working at the Willow Run bomber plant in WWII: an idealist who quits college for the war effort, an African American seeking to escape Jim Crow, a beautician whose husband is a pilot stationed in England, and an Appalachian native who wants a life without Kentucky coal mines. With original music by PRTC founder Jeff Daniels and his son, Ben. Cast: Michelle Mountain, Rhiannon Ragland, K. Edmonds, Lauren Knox, Angela Kay Miller, Caitlin Cavannaugh, David Bendena, and Brad Phillips.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week.
3-5 p.m., AADL Westgate (July 1), AADL Traverwood (July 8), AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm. (July 15), & AADL Downtown Secret Lab (July 22 & 29). Free. 327-4200. [map]

 4, 6:30, & 9 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.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or you can bring your own, if you wish).
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. 

"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]

 4:30, 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)., 668-TIME.

 4:45, 7, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Sorry to Bother You": State Theatre.

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Satirical magical realist film about a black telemarketer in Oakland, CA who discovers the ability to "powercall," which leads to material success and tension with his performance artist girlfriend.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME.

 5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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

 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., North Quad, State & Huron. Free. Email to confirm or check 717-1569.

 6 p.m. 

Euchre Tournament.

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Every Sun. All invited to play 5 euchre games of 12 hands each. No partner necessary. Prizes for top 3 players.
6 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. [map]

 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Shinrin-Yoku Meadow Mindfulness Hike": Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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Mindful City Ann Arbor cofounder Julie Woodward leads a walking meditation hike to introduce the healing benefits of what the Japanese call "forest bathing."
6:30-8 p.m., County Farm Park, meet at the Medford Rd. pavilion, 2230 Platt. 971-6337.

 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)., 668-TIME.

 6:45 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]

 7-10 p.m. 

Milonga: Sophia & El Kronox.

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Every Sun. Tango dance party. Preceded at 6 p.m. by a lesson ($5; free for dance attendees).
7-10 p.m., Agave Tequila Bar, 211 N. Main. $10., 634-9629. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m. 

Summer Soccer Tournament: Chinese School Association in Great Detroit Area.

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Come and enjoy the exciting summer moments on one of the largest outdoor soccer fields in Metro Detroit area. Our Seven-week soccer tournament can help you gain strength, discipline, power and honor through the practices and games. This tournament is organized and hosted by Annhua Association, Canton Chinese School, New Century Chinese Center, and Detroit Chinese School. The group will be age and skill appropriate. Any kids born on and before 1/1/2013, from beginners to experienced players, we will have something for everyone. In 2017, there were more than 30 teams and over 400 players joined us. From the week of 6/17 to 8/5. Practices: Once a week, 7-8:30 pm, day TBD, at Scarlett Middle School. Games: Every Sunday, 6/24,7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 7-8:30pm at Canton Independence Park (620 Denton Rd, Canton, MI 48188). Closing Ceremony: On 8/5 4:30-8:00pm at Canton Independence Park. Games followed by closing ceremony and a pizza party. Registration is now open:
Canton Independence Park, 620 Denton Rd, Canton, MI 48188, Canton. $40 before 6/1. Thereafter $50. [map]

 7-9 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam."

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July 8 & 22. Musicians of all ability levels invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. Singers and players of all acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by local veteran musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion. The program features an open mike for solo, duo, and trio performers, followed by jamming. Also, on July 15, there is a session for songwriters to try out their new work and get critiques.
7-9 p.m., Great Oak Cohousing Common House, 500 Little Lake Dr. $5 for participants, spectators free. Preregistration required at 998-9353. [map]

 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Circle Mirror Transformation": Ann Arbor District Library Pub Reading Series.

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Members of Ypsilanti-based PencilPoint TheatreWorks present a staged reading of Annie Baker's 2009 off-Broadway comedy about the rivalries and epiphanies of small-town Vermont residents taking acting classes at a local community center. For adults age 21+.
7-9:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. Free (buy your own food & drink). 327-4200. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Stage: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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All performers invited to showcase their talents.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. Email to sign up for an 8-minute spot. (989) 455-4484. [map]

 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
8-10 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [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)., 668-TIME.


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Ross Huff & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz trumpeter Huff. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: EventJazz

Jazz originals and standards by different piano-based trios and quartets each show, led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Old Town: Annie & Rod Capps

Annie Capps is a local singer-songwriter and electric guitarist who writes thoughtful, distinctively personal, warmly exuberant folk-rock songs and ballads that are both musically sophisticated and down- home. She's accompanied by her husband, singer-guitarist Rod Capps. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Heather Black Project Heather Black

Vintage jazz and blues by an ensemble led by Heather Schwartz, a talented local singer whose vocal style also reflects gospel, R&B, soul, and hip-hop influences. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

This local 10-piece big band is one of the few to specialize in the old- time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Arrangements by the renowned early-jazz pianist James Dapogny and tubaist Chris Smith. [venue info]


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