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Calendar of Events

Sunday, August 5, 2018






 
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 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Dressage Shows: Waterloo Hunt Club.

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Competitive equine ballet by skilled horses and riders, highlighted by graceful freestyle routines set to music. Bring your own lawn chairs; no pets. Concessions.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterloo Hunt Club, Glenn at Katz (west off Mount Hope Rd. from I-94 exit 150), Grass Lake. Free admission. (908) 326-1155, 426-2088.


 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. info@fitpointa2.com FitPointA2.com



 9 a.m. 

Ann Arbor Kids Triathlon: Epic Races.

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Kids ages 5-14 invited to compete in triathlons in 3 different age groups. Awards.
9 a.m., Saline High School, 1300 Campus Pkwy., Saline. $65 in advance at epicraces.com; $70 on race day. [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

USEA Horse Trials: Cobblestone Farms.

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Aug. 3-5. Horses and riders from 10 different states compete in dressage (Fri. & Sat.), cross country riding (Sat.), and stadium jumping (Sun.). This event typically includes performances by some former Olympians. Concessions.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cobblestone Farms, 5601 Zeeb Rd., Dexter. Free. 369-2633. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

Yoga: Kerrytown Market & Shops.

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All invited to join an outdoor yoga session. Bring your own mat.
9 a.m., Kerrytown Courtyard. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 10 a.m. 

ACT Prep Course: ACTing Smarter.

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The most trusted ACT prep in the Ann Arbor area for 2 decades. See full course schedule at www.actingsmarter.com.
Shapiro Undergraduate Library, 2608 Pine Ridge Rd. $600 for a 4-week course. 734-972-6841. joshgottlieb2@gmail.com www.actingsmarter.com [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Programs presented by Hudson Mills naturalist Mark Irish.

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July 27 (8-10 p.m.): "Full Moon Walk." A brief talk on moon facts & folklore before an evening hike to watch the sunset and moonrise. $5.

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Aug. 5 (10 a.m.-noon): "Summer Birding." Indoor talk on birding basics followed by a guided walk. Experienced birders welcome to join at 11 a.m. for the walk. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. For ages 10 & up. $8 lecture & walk ($4 for walk).

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Aug. 18 (7:30 a.m., meet at the Dexter-Huron Metropark parking lot near the tollbooth, Huron River Dr.): "Huron River Clean-Up." All invited to help clean up the Huron River by canoe. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch provided. Free.

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Aug. 25 (8 p.m.): "Bats in the Night Sky." Indoor talk about bats followed by a trek outside to look for bats living in the park. $5.

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Various times, park activity center (except as noted), 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. Various fees. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [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. info@commoncycle.org www.commoncycle.org [map]



 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts. Artist demos, noon-3 p.m., include wood puzzles & ornaments (Aug. 5) and a wind chime made from a silver-plated teapot (Aug. 19). Also, the 8th Annual Fairy Day (Aug. 12, see listing).
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Comparative Cupping": Zingerman's Coffee Company.

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Zingerman's Coffee staff offer taste samples of coffees from around the world using the tools and techniques of professional tasters.
Noon-2 p.m., Zingerman's Coffee Company, 3723 Plaza Dr. $30. Reservations required. 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]


 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.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive & booster draft), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

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

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the kangaroos Tulip and Maybelline (2 & 4 p.m.). Also, activities every half hour, cougar feeding (1:30 & 4:30 p.m.), 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 Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Professor Ray's Everyday Science: Luminosity": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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cience demonstrations and experiments that explore how energy and electricity transform into light.
1 p.m., AAHOM Legacy Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Survival Camp!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grades 3-6 invited to make a paracord wristband and learn tips for wilderness survival.
1-2 p.m., AADL Downtown. Free. 327-4200.


 1:30 & 7 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series: Michigan Theater.

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Aug. 5: "Funny Girl" (William Wyler, 1968). Barbra Streisand stars in her Oscar-winning film debut as Fanny Brice, the rags-to-riches 1920s comedienne with a tragic private life. Omar Sharif. 1:30 & 7 p.m.

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Aug. 12: "The Thomas Crown Affair" (Norman Jewison, 1968). Classic crime thriller. 1:30 & 7 p.m.

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Aug. 19 & 21: "The Odd Couple" (Gene Saks, 1968). Adaptation of Neil Simon's vintage comedy about 2 men-one a fussy neatnik, the other a free-spirited slob-who find themselves living together after their wives throw them out. Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon. 1:30 (Aug. 19) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 21).

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Aug. 26 & 28: "Sing-Along Beauty and the Beast." A sing-along to the 1991 Disney classic. 1:30 (Aug. 26) & 7 p.m. (Aug. 28).

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Various times (see listing), Michigan Theater. $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). [map]


 1:45 & 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.


 2 p.m. 

A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams by Maxim Vinogradov: Slipstream Theatre Initiative.

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Join us for a tour of famous and infamous stars, led by a man admired by more stars than any other: the one and only Tennessee Williams! Appearances on the tour include Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Bette Davis, Truman Capote, Katharine Hepburn, and many more along the way. As in all good tours, the history becomes almost more realistic than the present as the ghosts from the past materialize as flesh and blood. Written by Wilde Award-winner Maxim Vinogradov, this script recently won the Hopwood Award in Drama, the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's National Partners of the American Theater Playwriting Award as well as the Dennis McIntyre Prize. Asking if he lived the right life, Tennessee and his assistant guide the audience through the museum of his hazy mind, revisiting lovers, siblings, and stars upon stars. But what happens when Tennessee tries to change the events of his past? What aspects of our legacy do we try to suppress, and which do we try to showcase?
Theatre NOVA, 410 W Huron St. $20. 313.986.9156. insidetheslipstream@gmail.com http://www.theatrenova.org [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! 

Union Base Ball Club of Dexter.

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This 6-year-old club plays baseball using 1860s-era rules against similar teams from around the state.

May 13: Northville Eclipse. 2 p.m.

Aug 5: Royal Oak Wahoos. 2 p.m.

Aug. 12: Manchester Handlers. 2 p.m.

Sept. 2: Chelsea Monitors. 2 p.m.
2 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church grounds, 6805 Mast at Territorial, Dexter. Free. Facebook.com/unionbbc. [map]


 2 & 7 p.m. 

"A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams": Slipstream Theatre Initiative.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Aug. 4-26. Mandy Logsdon directs this Ferndale-based company in U-M senior Maxim Vinogradov's Hopwood-winning 2017 play featuring a boozily loquacious Tennessee Williams reminiscing about the stars he knew in 1950s Hollywood. Cast: Bailey Boudreau, Richard Payton, Luna Alexander, Jake B. Rydell, Jeannine Thompson, Sarah B. Stevens, Jackson Abohasira, Jan Cartwright, Grace Jolliffe, and Steve Xander Carson.
8 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 & 7 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets are $20 in advance at artful.ly/theatre-nova/store/events/15492 and (if available) at the door. (313) 986-9156. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Adult Summer Reading Program Outdoor Concert Series": Dexter District Library.

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June 24, July 15, Aug. 5. All-ages outdoor concert. Bring your own chair. Inside if raining. June 24: Detroit-area marimba player Paul Demick. July 15: "Ray Kamalay's Musical Flea Market." Detroit native Kamalay plays old songs from Delta Blues to Irish music to Bach on acoustic guitar. Aug. 5: Derzier, the local duo of flutist Kelly McDermott and multi-instrumentalist Rob Crozier.
2 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Cosmogonic Tattoos": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of U-M art & design professor Jim Cogswell's window installations at UMMA and the U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m. 

"Equus": Ellipsis Theatre.

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Aug. 2-5. Local actors perform Peter Shaffer's portrait of a psychiatrist whose work with an alleged horse mutilator in a mental hospital leads to unsettling, shocking revelations. Cast: Angie Feak, Joanna Hastings, Forrest Hejkal, Michael Lee, Scott Screws, and Emily Watson-Tobin.
8 p.m. (2 p.m. Sun.), Community Farm of Ann Arbor, 1525 S. Fletcher, Chelsea. Suggested donation $20 cash only at the door. Limited seating; reservations at ellipsistheatreboxoffice@gmail.com. [map]


 2 & 7 p.m. 

"The Big Lebowski": Fathom Events.

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Aug. 5 & 8. (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998). Beloved comedy starring Jeff Bridges as The Dude (or El Duderino, if you're not into the whole brevity thing), an L.A. slacker whose enjoyment of a White Russian will not be hampered by a mere kidnapping. Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only. John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore.
2 & 7 p.m., Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine Saline (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 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 theencoretheatre.org 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 purplerosetheatre.org 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! 

Matt Watroba: Ann Arbor Senior Center Concerts in the Park.

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Longtime former WDET host Watroba sings lyrical songs and poignant ballads in a sweet tenor voice, accompanying himself on guitar and punctuating his performance with sharply humorous observations. 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]


 3-5 p.m. 

"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 Malletts Creek (Aug. 5), AADL Pittsfield (Aug. 12), AADL Traverwood (Aug. 19), & AADL Westgate (Aug. 26). Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3:30, 6:30, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Eighth Grade": State Theatre.

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(Bo Burnham, 2018). An unflinchingly honest portrait of a teenage girl trying to get through the last week of middle school.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:45 & 7 p.m. 

"Sorry to Bother You": State Theatre.

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Satirical magical realist film about a black telemarketer in Oakland, CA who discovers the ability to "powercall," which leads to material success and tension with his performance artist girlfriend.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4, 6:15, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Blindspotting": State Theatre.

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(Carlos López Estrada, 2018). An interracial buddy comedy set against the backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Oakland, CA.
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! 

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). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4-6 p.m. 

Brad Battey & Bruce Sagan.

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This local duo of fiddler Battey and fiddler and nyckelharpa player Sagan perform songs from their new CD of Scandinavian-style tunes written by Americans. They lead a Scandinavian music jam Aug. 13 (see listing).
4-6 p.m., call for location. $5 suggested donation, or purchase a $15 CD. (908) 721-2599.


 4-8:30 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: http://www.annhua.org
Canton Independence Park, 620 Denton Rd, Canton, MI 48188, Canton. $40 before 6/1. Thereafter $50. jiayan.liu@annhua.org https://sites.google.com/a/annhua.org/2018-detroit-soccer/ [map]



 4:15, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"The King": Michigan Theater.

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(Eugene Jarecki, 2018). Documentary using the rise and fall of Elvis as a cautionary tale for the U.S.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:15, 6:45, & 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 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. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 4:45 & 7 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]


 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. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 5 p.m. 

Cocktail Class: Feel the Heat: Tammy's Tastings.

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Do you like some spice with your ice? In this class we'll make a variety of cool cocktails that incorporate hot ingredients - from muddled jalapenos to chile powder rims to sweet and spicy chile liqueur. Your booking includes light snacks (pretzels, nuts). The Last Word is closed during the class, so no food service is available. The class includes a combination of history and stories, technique instruction, and hands-on making of cocktails. Plus sampling, of course!
The Last Word, 301 W Huron St. $45. 734-276-3215. tammylc@tammystastings.com https://www.tammystastings.com/events/cocktail-class-feel-the-heat-2/ [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 a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 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. sarah.aami@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m. 

A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams by Maxim Vinogradov: Slipstream Theatre Initiative.

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Join us for a tour of famous and infamous stars, led by a man admired by more stars than any other: the one and only Tennessee Williams! Appearances on the tour include Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Bette Davis, Truman Capote, Katharine Hepburn, and many more along the way. As in all good tours, the history becomes almost more realistic than the present as the ghosts from the past materialize as flesh and blood. Written by Wilde Award-winner Maxim Vinogradov, this script recently won the Hopwood Award in Drama, the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's National Partners of the American Theater Playwriting Award as well as the Dennis McIntyre Prize. Asking if he lived the right life, Tennessee and his assistant guide the audience through the museum of his hazy mind, revisiting lovers, siblings, and stars upon stars. But what happens when Tennessee tries to change the events of his past? What aspects of our legacy do we try to suppress, and which do we try to showcase?
Theatre NOVA, 410 W Huron St. $20. 313.986.9156. insidetheslipstream@gmail.com http://www.theatrenova.org [map]



 7-9 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Poetry open mike.
7-9 p.m. (sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

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

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Aug. 5 & 19. 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. info@pointlessbrew.com, (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]


 9:30 p.m. 

"Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot": State Theatre.

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(Gus Van Sant, 2018). Biopic about controversial Portland (OR) cartoonist John Callahan, who took up illustration after a car accident left him a paraplegic. Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara.
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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [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: Danny Kline

Veteran local alt-country singer-songwriter and guitarist. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Heather Black Project Heather Black Project

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]

Ypsi Alehouse: The Parsnips

Ypsilanti pop-rock quartet. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: 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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