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Calendar of Events

Sunday, July 29, 2018

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 7:15 a.m. 

"8th Annual Electric Bolt 8K for Lou Gehrig's Disease": Ann Arbor Track Club/Electrical Training Alliance.

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8-km and 5-km races (7:45 a.m.) and a 5-km walk (7:15 a.m.) in a loop from Riverside Park to Bandemer Park to the Farmers Market in Kerrytown. Awards for overall and age group winners. Custom medals for all participants. Postrace refreshments. Proceeds benefit Ann Arbor Active against ALS.
7:15 a.m., Riverside Park (off Wall St.). $20-$24 in advance at; $25 race day.

 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

"Yoga with Cats": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Practice hatha-style yoga with furry feline yoga masters! Come check out Washtenaw County's first cat cafe: The Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, bring peace to your mind and body, and fill your heart with joy as you help support the animals in our community. Your fee helps homeless animals!
Ages 12 and over welcomed (Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+). A changing area, storage cubbies and a limited number of mats are available for your use.
Doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to class. Space is limited; pre-registration and advance payment required at
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. [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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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/Donation Yoga": Mota Thai Yoga.

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This yoga class features our newest graduates of MTY. They will be teaching a Free/Donation Yoga class on Sundays from 10-11am. They will be alternating weeks, gaining experience teaching, and giving you exposure to these new teachers and their teaching styles. Please come to support them when you are able!
These classes are a combination of flow and holding postures. The studio will be heated between 80-85 degrees.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. Donation. 7347577213. [map]

 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 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Rock Around the Block: Quilts": Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild.

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July 28 & 29. Show of hundreds of quilted works. A sale of quilt supplies and a silent auction, and concessions.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $6 admission. [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-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]

 12:30 p.m. 

Hatha Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Sundays from 12:30-1:30pm. In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow for deep connective tissues to be gently stretched, and for your body to create internal heat. Class is heated between 85-95 degrees.
This class uses low/minimal lighting, allowing you to look inward, and be able to focus on your own yoga practice.
Look for the #22 blue door with the red buddha. Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (First class free). [map]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Gaming Tournaments: Ann Arbor District Library.

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July 28 & 29. July 28: "Ultra Street Fighter II." For grade 6-adult. July 29: "Mario Kart." For all ages.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. Free. 327-4200. [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]

 1-2 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Exploring the Prairie": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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A hike through a prairie remnant. For kids ages 7-12.
Leonard Preserve, the end of Union St. north off Main west of M-52, Manchester. Free; preregistration required at 971-6337.

 1:30 p.m. 

Summer Classic 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]

 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Minecraft Workshop: AADL Downtown Training Center.

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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]

 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

The Amazing Clark: Ann Arbor District Library.

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This local puppeteer and magician presents a program of magic, comedy, and interactive puppetry for kids in grades 3 & up and their families.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Puzzle Challenge": Saline District Library.

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All invited to bring or join a team of 4 to compete to be the first to finish a 550-piece puzzle. Prizes.
2-4:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required at 429-5450. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"See Through: Windows and Mirrors in 20th-Century Photography": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit exploring how over the course of a century photographers employed windows and mirrors in everything from street photography to self-portraiture.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [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 p.m.  Free! 

Gemily: Ann Arbor Senior Center Concerts in the Park.

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This trio-of Gemini, the nationally known local folk duo of brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits, and San's daughter, violinist Emily Slomovits-performs a wide range of music, from classic songs of the 60s to traditional folk songs and dance tunes, as well as sparkling originals. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, & a picnic lunch. Held indoors in case of rain.
3 p.m., Burns Park adjacent to Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free; donations accepted. 794-6250. [map]

 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Open House: Common Cycle.

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Join us for our grand opening of Common Cycle's very own bicycle co-op, Sunday, July 29th! Open house style from 3-6pm and we'll have a ceremonial "chain-breaking" at 3:30pm to celebrate opening to the public.
The new space allows us to expand our programming and events, provide additional public hours, and better serve the Ann Arbor community by providing increased access to tools and expertise.
Mingle with other Common Cycle users, volunteers and patrons over light refreshments, check out our new easy-to-use workbenches, and learn about our new bike library which offers another option for community members to access bikes affordably.
All are invited to attend!
The launch of our new space is supported by the League of Michigan Bicyclists, Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition, and our many generous donors.
Please register at the link provided.
416 W. Huron, #11, 416 W. Huron. Free. [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]

 4-7 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]

 4:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi for Kids: Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. 734-845-9786. [map]

 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]

 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]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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July 1, 15, & 29. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can., (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 Vandenburg Rm., $5. 763-6984. [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Ross Huff & Friends

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

Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra

Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Club Above: Sun Tribe

Detroit psychedelic jazz-rock quartet. Openers: Ma Baker and After Hours Radio, both local funk-rock quartets. [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: Myron Grant & Playin' Chicken

Toe-tapping fiddle tunes, folk songs, and swing numbers by this local acoustic trio led by veteran local multi-instrumentalist Grant. [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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