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Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 9, 2018






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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



 8 a.m.  Free! 

"Gravel Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. A slow/moderate-paced ride, with destinations determined by the riders.
8 a.m., meet at Barton Park off Huron River Dr., 996-8440. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Jackson County Brunch Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Moderate-paced ride, 25-50 miles, along the less-traveled roads of scenic Jackson County.
9 a.m., meet at Cavanaugh Lake Park, Cavanaugh Lake Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, 3.2 miles west of Chelsea. Free. 846-0604.


 10-10:30 a.m. & 7-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations, see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10:30-11:30am 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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Get ripped and have fun doing it! Come for a great workout or supplement your aerial training with this all levels conditioning class, which focuses on building strength, alignment, flexibility, and technique with progressive training in the air and on the floor. Students will develop the core and upper body muscle groups needed for all aerial apparatuses and will learn exercises and spotting techniques to practice on their own.
Are you one of the many folks who don't feel "strong enough" to start aerial training? This class is the preparation you've been looking for. Crazy spandex, legwarmers, and workout-video exercise attire welcomed but not required. Absolute beginners of any (or no) athletic background highly encouraged! Please register via website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

"Nature Fun: Insect Safari": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Kids age 5 & up invited to catch and release bugs such as butterflies and grasshoppers.
Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek, Ypsilanti. $6 entry fee. Preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org. 971-6337. [map]


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Thrilling Thursdays": Chelsea District Library.

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Storytime and sensory play activities for ages 2-6.
10:30-11:15 a.m., Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Toddlertime": Chelsea District Library.

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CDL staff present a program for toddlers about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sonic Lunch": Bank of Ann Arbor.

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Every Thurs. (except July 19), June 7-Aug. 30. Musical entertainment by local, area, & national performers.

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June 7: Moon Taxi. Nashville-based indie pop-rock band known for its high-energy live shows that skyrocketed to national prominence with its 2017 hit single "Two High." Opener: local pop-oriented hip-hop singer-songwriter Nadim Azzam.

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June 14: ZZ Ward. Dynamic young blues-rocker originally from Oregon whose recent album, The Storm, is "a record that nimbly walks the line dividing modern and retro rock-soul," according to an allmusic.com review. Opener: veteran sultry-voiced Detroit singer-songwriter Jill Jack.

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June 21: JD McPherson. Chicago-based straight-ahead rock 'n' roll trio led by McPherson, a singer-guitarist from Broken Arrow (OK). Opener: Young ethereal-voiced Detroit pop-folk singer-songwriter Olivia Millerschin.

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June 28: Mt. Joy. LA-based, Philadelphia-bred rootsy pop-folk band known for well-crafted and emotionally honest songs. Opener: the Kalamazoo rock band Michigander.

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July 5: Michigan Rattlers. Petoskey countrified rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter duo, currently based in L.A., that cites AC/DC, Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, and Creedence Clearwater Revival as influences. Opener: Local country-inflected Americana singer-songwriter Misty Lyn.

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July 12: Sunflower Bean. Young alt/indie-rock trio from Brooklyn whose sophomore album, Twentytwo in Blue, is "the platonic ideal for 'lovable rock music for 2018,'" says Pitchfork. Opener: Lansing singer-songwriter Kate Peterson.

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July 26: The Accidentals. The wildly acclaimed nationally touring Traverse City folk trio of multi-instrumentalists Katie Larson and Savannah Buist and percussionist Michael Dause. Opener: Local alt-country singer-songwriter Chris DuPont.

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Aug. 2: Anderson East. Southern soul and R&B by this Alabama singer-songwriter whom Rolling Stone describes as "evoking a twangier Ray LaMontagne or Amos Lee with notes of plaintive Ryan Adams." Opener: literate and soulful Chicago-based singer-songwriter (and B.B. King's nephew) Phillip-Michael Scales.

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Aug. 9: Bettye LaVette. Veteran Detroit R&B and blues-based soul singer with a tough, feisty, passionate vocal style. "Drawing on a canon of known rock and pop songs-including Dylan, Tom Waits, Sly & the Family Stone, The Pogues and Neil Young-LaVette deepens their meaning with a slow-burn commitment to the lyrical nuance and the emotional resonance in the melodies. Just when we're sure we know these songs, the gasoline-washed alto shows us how subtle the depths actually are," says Paste writer Holly Gleason. Her acclaimed new CD, Things Have Changed, is a collection of revelatory Dylan covers. Opener: local contemporary gospel singer-songwriter Antwaun Stanley.

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Aug. 16: Caitlyn Smith. This Nashville-based roots-pop singer-songwriter was named one of Rolling Stone's "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know" in 2016. After years writing hit songs for others, including "Like I'm Gonna Lose You," performed by Meghan Trainor with John Legend, this year Smith released a major-label solo album, Starfire. "Unlike some other songwriters for hire, she has a striking voice of her own: lean and taut, with an insistent quaver and a hint of a sob, with glimmers of both the girl-next-door naturalism of Sheryl Crow and the wayward attack of Sia," writes a New York Times reviewer. Opener: Erin Zindle, frontwoman of the local progressive country-rock band the Ragbirds, and guitarist TJ Zindle perform as The Zindles.

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Aug. 23: Absofacto. Performance by this local experimental pop singer-songwriter. Opener: Local singer-songwriter and Appleseed Collective fiddler Katie Lee.

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Aug. 30: Theo Katzman. Ann Arbor-bred, NYC-based soul-oriented funk-folk singer-songwriter best known as the former guitarist in My Dear Disco. Opener: Toledo folk-rock singer-songwriter Jacob Sigman.

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11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Liberty Plaza, E. Liberty at S. Division. Free. 214-0109.


 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

"Sonic Workshop": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Every Mon.-Fri. and Aug. 25 & 26. Interactive exhibit of large touchscreen displays for making digital music. Also, a chance to make a digital instrument using such items as Play-Doh, tinfoil, and pencils.
11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. All events free (except as noted) with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [map]


 Noon-3:45 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Closed July 4. All ages invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) & ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner. Refreshments.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & Noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $3 (members, $2) on Mon., $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., 794-6250. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Creative Break": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Aug. 2, 9, 17, 23, & 30. All invited to bring a lunch and participate in a directed craft activity. Aug 2: Free Association Art. Aug. 9: Calming Collaging. Aug. 17: Colored Pencil Mandalas. Aug. 23: Torn Watercolor Landscape. Aug. 30: Inspiring Quote Art.
Noon-1 p.m. (except Aug. 17) & 7-8 p.m. (Aug. 17), AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 12:30 p.m. 

Animal Presentation: Domino's Petting Farm.

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Farm staffers show and discuss their animals.
12:30 p.m., Domino's Petting Farm Pole Barn, 3001 Earhart Rd. (north off Plymouth). $6 regular admission (seniors, $5.40; kids age 23 months & under, free). 998-0182. [map]


 1 p.m. 

"Tai-Chi for Arthritis": Sun Shen.

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Medical studies have shown this particular program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as preventing falls for older adults. For this reason, arthritis foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in America give it their full support. Although especially effective for arthritis, it is a great start for beginner to improve health and wellness. Classes are held 1pm - 1:50pm. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-395-8486 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 E. Stadium Blvd. $55 / month, $17 / drop in. 734. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

Older Adults Thursday: Jewish Community Center.

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Every Thurs.. A current events discussion group led by Heather Dombey. Vegetarian lunch ($3/person, $5 for nonseniors) available at noon.
1-3 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free, except as noted. 971-0990. [map]


 2-3 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown.

Tue. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri., various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 3:30 & 6:15 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.


 3:45, 6:30, & 9:30 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.


 4 & 10 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Getting Your Small Business Online": Jottful.

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Having an effective online presence has never been more important - but it has also never been easier. Are you a bit mystified by what it takes to get started? Join us for this engaging and interactive seminar and you will leave with a clear road map for growing your business through an effective online presence.
This event is part of Jottful's Lower Michigan Small Business Marketing Seminars series.
Desai Accelerator, 301 E Liberty St #701, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. hello@jottful.com https://www.meetup.com/Lower-Michigan-Small-Business-Marketing-Seminars/events/252749443/ [map]



 4:15 & 6:45 p.m. 

"Three Identical Strangers": State Theatre.

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(Tim Wardle, 2018). Documentary about three identical twins who rediscover each other after being separated at birth.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4:15 & 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]


 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

"Mixed Aerial Apparatus for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This class is designed for active young people to explore the fundamentals of the aerial silks. Class is divided into two groups (ages 8-12 and 13-17) with an instructor leading each group. Students will learn the basic poses and sequences, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. New students will focus on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, students with aerial experience will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination!
This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to class
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 4:30 & 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]


 5-9 p.m.  Free! 

Board Game Night: The Loaded Die.

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Every Thurs beginning Aug. 9. All invited to play popular board games (list available at theloadeddie.com). "Board Game Guru" on hand to answer questions. Raffle.
5-9 p.m., BlÝm Meadworks, 100 S. Fourth Ave. Free (buy your own food & drink). facebook.com/drinkblom. [map]


 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Drop-In Yoga Classes: Still Waters Counseling.

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Enter the weekend with a slow-mindful flow of restorative Yoga postures and breathing. Learn to relax and release tensions from your body and mind. Get support in building a regular practice and individual tools to enhance your physical and emotional wellbeing.Yoga classes will be taught by therapist and yoga teacher, Mansi Brat, Ph.D, LPC, RYT. Yoga class will be held every 1st,2nd, & 3rd Thursday of the month. Classes are BYOM: Bring your own Mat!
Attire: It is recommended that
you dress in comfortable
clothing for these classes.
Still Waters Counseling, 137 Keveling Dr., Saline. Suggested Contribution $10. 734-944-3446. contact@still-waters-counseling.com www.still-waters-counseling.com [map]



 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

African American Fellowship.

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Connect with other African Americans in our community that are dealing with cancer. Friends and family members are welcome. Dinner is provided.
Second Thursday of every month, 6 - 8 pm
Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, 2010 Hogback Road, Suite 3. Free. 734-975-2500. https://www.cancersupportannarbor.org/programs-and-activities/support-groups/ [map]



 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Gravel Grinder": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 25-55 miles, on dirt roads to various destinations. Bring a cross, mountain, or hybrid bike. Headlights & taillights necessary for early spring rides.
6:15 p.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Needlepoint Group: Brewed Awakenings Cafe.

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All invited to bring needlepoint projects to work on.
6:30 p.m., Brewed Awakenings, 7025 E. Michigan Ave., ste. M, Saline. Free. 681-0078. [map]


 6:30-8:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Amigurumi Crochet Critter Joy": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local crafter Beth Battey shows all grade 6-adult how to crochet a small octopus as an introduction to this Japanese art of crocheting or knitting small stuffed toys. Supplies provided. Previous crochet experience recommended.
6:30-8:45 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:15 p.m., Running Fit, 123 E. Liberty (Mon.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 5700 Jackson (Wed.); 6:30 p.m., Running Fit, 3010 Washtenaw (Thurs.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Wed.), 548-6299 (Thurs.). [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Thursday Northeast Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 15-25 miles, through some of the area's hillier terrain.
6:30 p.m., Wheels in Motion, 3400 Washtenaw. Free. 678-8297, 971-2121. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Big, Loud & Live 15": Fathom Events.

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Live broadcast of the Drum Corps International world championship preliminaries in Indianapolis.
6:30 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX (4100 Carpenter), and Emagine Saline (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $17 (seniors & students, $16) in advance at fathomevents.com/events. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights": Chelsea Area Festivals & Events.

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Every Thurs., June 7-Aug. 16. Musical entertainment on 11 stages downtown, as well as Three Generations Entertainment with balloons and other activities for kids. The weekly musical program also includes chalk art and (except July 26) an open mike stage. Also, street performers, a juried sculpture walk, and food vendors. The music is followed at dusk (beginning June 21) by "SRSLY Cinema," screenings of teen-friendly movies at the Clocktower Commons.

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June 7: The Face Painting Robot, rock-n-roll singer-songwriter John Latini, the Manchester Cajun and Zydeco quartet Creole du Nord, local pop-folk singer-songwriter Mike Gentry, Napoleon blues-rock band TC & the Roadmasters, the blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock duo Cate Haberi & Delbert Walling, and the Ann Arbor alt-country band Corndaddy.

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June 14: Eric the Juggler, magic by Touch of Magic, local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps, Ypsilanti Americana folk-rock husband-wife duo Linen Ray, the Jackson pop-folk singer-songwriter Chey Halliwell, the local blues-flavor folk-rock swing quartet Dorkestra, Ypsilanti monster-themed country band Fangs and Twang, and Rotterdam (Netherlands) bluegrass band Red Herring.

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June 21: The Dangerous Dan Pirate Magic Show, the local Americana roots duo Potter's Field, family-friendly improv comedians ComedySportz, Plymouth acoustic roots trio Cold Tone Harvest, local teen singer-songwriters Chelsea Paddock and Sarah Grace Cattle, the Chelsea House Orchestra, jazz/blues ensemble Five Miles More, and local rock 'n' roll, Motown, blues, soul, R&B, progressive rock, and swing band the Cellar Cats. Followed by Despicable Me 3.

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June 28: Magician Magic Joe, the Aviary Aerial & Circus Arts, the local indie folk duo Beach Daisy, the Traverse City self-style "ethereal gypsy music" ensemble Dede & the Dreamers, the young East Tawas pop-folk singer-songwriter Amy Grace, the Detroit rock/blues/Motown trio Rock Jones, the South Lyon acoustic country-rock trio Seven Bridges, and the versatile local 15-piece big band Big Band Theory. Followed by Moana.

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July 5: Glitter tattoos by Inflate Your Party, the acoustic Chelsea Americana trio Mixed Nuts, the Chelsea bluegrass and traditional American string quartet North Creek Fiddlers, the Southeast Michigan/Northwest Ohio bluegrass/Americana quintet Fossil Creek Band, the local country-rock band Double Down, the Manchester Cajun and Zydeco quartet Creole du Nord, the tap duo 2x4, and young Detroit country singer Lisa Mary. Followed by Back to the Future.

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July 12: The Face Painting Robot, the Ferdale Americana rock duo Escaping Pavement, the Detroit roots/boogie pianist Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid, Ann Arbor Americana singer-songwriters Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis, the veteran Detroit postpunk rock band The Seatbelts, the Sterling Heights pop-rock singer-songwriter Robyn, and vintage music by the Washtenaw Community Concert Band Town Band. Followed by Wonder.

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July 19: Eric the Juggler, the King Family Band bluegrass ensemble, Toledo folk-rock singer-songwriter Jacob Sigman, the Detroit acoustic roots-rock and alt-country trio Bus Stop Poets, rock-n-roll singer-songwriter John Latini, Ann Arbor classic rock band Ransom Jones, Detroit pop-folk singer-songwriter Brandon Bonine, and a blues-rock band from the School of Rock Ann Arbor. Followed by Coco.

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July 26: Mime performance by Michael Lee Mime, animal magic show by Colors the Clown, jazz-inflected country-pop singer-songwriter Kayla Kendall, Detroit classic country band Otter River, Traverse City folk singer E Minor, the Ann Arbor Americana quartet Blue Lights Band, the Dexter blues-rock band The Martindales, and Hartland (MI) pop-rock singer-songwriter Trey Connor. Followed by Beauty and the Beast.

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Aug. 2: Eric the Juggler, Ann Arbor Americana singer-songwriters Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis, the country trio the Bowdish Brothers, the Johnny Cash tribute band Cash is King, young acoustic singer David Wee, blues-rock band CBK, the Plymouth jazz-fusion trio Doctor Pizza, and local woodwind classical trio Trio Dolce. Followed by Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

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Aug. 9: Temporary tattoos at the Chelsea PTO Tattoo Parlor, young Detroit indy-pop singer-songwriter Grace Elizabeth Lee, the local Americana duo Athens Creek, the local blues-roots band Mo'Easy, the blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock duo Cate Haberi & Delbert Walling, Detroit R&B-soul group the Metro Soul Band, the local blues and blues-rock quintet The Bluesmatics, and the local rock and soul cover band Naked Ace. Followed by Spider Man: Homecoming.

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Aug. 16: A2 Magic, the acoustic blues and folk musician Ian Stewart, soul-inflected blues by the Blue Rays, the highly regarded Downriver bluegrass and hard-country band Bill Bynum & Co, the country-pop duo Sally & Ted, local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps, the Ann Arbor self-styled "lounge-a-billy" band Shelter Dogs, and Detroit jazz group the Neal Anderson Quintet. Followed by Wonder Woman.

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6:30-8:30 p.m., downtown Chelsea. Free. 475-1145, 474-9178. [map]


 6:45-7:45pm 

Beginning Pole Dance: A2 Aviary.

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Twirling, dancing, and climbing a pole - what more can you ask for? In this class, you will learn beginning pole skills and have the opportunity to string them together in upbeat, fun choreography. With an emphasis on building strength and safe pole dancing form, we will explore the creativity of this vertical dance form. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $25. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 7 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]


 7 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Class: Sun Shen.

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In this class, you will build a solid foundation in Tai-Chi principles in an intimate setting, with guidance and personal adjustment in the SUN SHEN 35 Form from accomplished instructors. As you learn the sequence and details of the Form, you will experience the calm, effortless power that comes from relaxed focus. Classes are held Monday at 6pm, Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $55/month or $17/drop in. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 7 p.m. 

Eastside Weekly Euchre Tournament.

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Every Tues. Open to all age 18 & over. No partner needed. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd places.
7 p.m., Banfield's Bar & Grill, 3140 Packard. $5. kari.thurman@gmail.com. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Leah Weiss: Literati Bookstore.

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This North Carolina-born, Virginia-based writer reads from and discusses If the Creek Don't Rise, her debut novel set in a North Carolina mountain town. A young woman who's been married to a dangerous drunk for 15 days decides there might be more to life when a stranger sweeps into town and knocks everyone off-kilter. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 & 9:45 p.m. 

"BlacKkKlansman": State Theatre.

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(Spike Lee, 2018). An African American cop manages to successfully infiltrate the local KKK chapter so well he becomes its leader.
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.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Frank Lloyd Wright Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. A slow-paced ride, 15-18 miles, through North Campus, Barton Hills, and scenic roads north of town. Fat tires recommended.
7 p.m., meet at 2722 Georgetown Blvd. north off Plymouth Rd. Free. 663-5060, 717-7567.


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Story Night": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room.

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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members host a storytelling program. Audience members are encouraged to bring a 5-minute story to tell.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"Summer Music Series": Saline Main Street.

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Every Thurs., June 14-Aug. 23. Downtown concerts by area bands. Kids activities. Outdoor seating available at some restaurants.

June 14: the popular and versatile Saline Big Band.

June 21: the Redford British Invasion cover quartet The Invasion.

June 28: Young Sterling Heights country singer-songwriter Lisa Mary.

July 5: Saline classic rock sextet Leverage.

July 12: the 10-piece Allendale Celtic music band CrossBow.

July 19: Jimmy Buffett tribute band Air Margaritaville.

July 26: the local funk-rock trio Pajamas.

Aug. 2: local rockabilly band The Memphis Thrillbillies.

Aug. 9: Double bill. Blues-oriented vocalist and guitar virtuoso Rollie Tussing and his Midwest Territory Band and Stella!, an all-star all-female Detroit-area roots-country quartet fronted by local singer-songwriter and guitarist Jo Serrapere.

Aug. 16: A pep rally at Henne Field begins at 5:30 p.m. with music by the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic.

Aug. 23: Hullabaloo, the veteran local 9-piece collective whose music draws on ska, jazz, funk, punk and Latin influences.

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7-9 p.m., downtown Saline (except Aug. 16, Henne Field). Free. 316-2119.


 7-7:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Traveling Tales": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Storytelling for grades K-5 with AADL storyteller Laura Raynor.
7-7:45 p.m., AADL Downtown Youth Story Corner. Free. 327-4200.


 7:15 & 9:30 p.m. 

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

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


 7:30-8:30 p.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 http://www.tinylions.org/yoga
Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center, 5245 Jackson Rd Ste A1. $10/person. 734-661-3575. humaneed@hshv.org http://www.tinylions.org/yoga [map]



 7:30 p.m. 

Shadow League Show: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Thurs. Improv by up-and-coming local troupes, including This Is A Quiz, a group that may or may not incorporate a quiz into its show.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Gazebo Concerts: Village of Manchester.

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Area musicians perform a series of outdoor concerts in Manchester's downtown gazebo. Bring picnics, chairs, and blankets. Rain or shine. See facebook.com/ManchesterGazeboConcerts for updated schedule.

June 21: Warren & Flick. Local duo of double bassist Jacob V. Warren and multi- instrumentalist Grant Flick.

June 28: Harmonica wiz and multi-instrumentalist Peter "Madcat" Ruth performs with some of his musical friends.

July 5: Manchester Brass Band.

July 26: Detroit jazz guitarist Matt Callaway.

Aug. 2: Downriver bluegrass singer-songwriter and guitarist Bill Bynum.

Aug. 9: Manchester-bred New Orleans-based folk-roots singer-songwriter and fiddler-keyboardist Natalie Mae.

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7:30 p.m., Wurster Park gazebo (Main St. just west of M-52), Manchester. Free; donations appreciated. 428-7722.


 7:30 p.m. 

"West Side Story": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., June 21-Aug. 12. This local professional theater company performs Arthur Laurents's spirited musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, set in New York and featuring the rival street gangs the Sharks and the Jets. The beloved Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim score includes such favorites as "Maria," "Tonight," and "America."
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $31 (seniors, $29; youth & groups of 10 or more, $27) on Thurs.; $35 (seniors, $33; youth & groups of 10 or more, $31) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $33 (seniors, $31; youth & groups of 10 or more, $29) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

German Conversation.

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Every Tues & Thurs. All German speakers, native or non-native, invited for conversation with either or both of 2 long-running groups, the German Speakers Round Table (Tues.) and the Stammtisch (Thurs.).
8-10 p.m., Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, 120 W. Washington. Free admission. 453-2394 (Tues.) & 678-1017 (Thurs.). [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Lego Contest Awards Ceremony: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Announcement of the winners of the 13th annual AADL Lego Contest in 6 categories: preschool and grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, and adult. Also, public display (6-8 p.m.) of all the entries, which must be delivered to Kensington Court, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today. Rules and guidelines available at aadl.org.
8 p.m., Kensington Court, 610 Hilton Blvd. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Smooth Hound Smith: The Ark.

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East Nashville-based duo of Zack Smith and Caitlin Doyle that uses foot percussion, complex finger-picked guitar patterns, harmonicas, tasty harmonies and a lot of tambourine to create a brand of Americana roots music that No Depression calls "a raucous clash of backwoods folk, raw blues, and underground rock." Opener: Olivia Millerschiin, a young ethereal-voiced Detroit pop-folk singer-songwriter whose music is known for its blend of clever lyrics with haunting melodies. She has released 2 CDs, including the recent Look Both Ways.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $15 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 8 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
8 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 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]


 9:15 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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: Agent Orange

Legendary southern California punk band. Opener: Fea, a Chicana punk-rock quartet from San Antonio. $15. [venue info]

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Slice

Veteran East Lansing pop dance quartet. [venue info]

Last Word: The Pherotones The Pherotones

A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Mash: Jennifer Westwood & the Handsome Devils Jennifer Westwood & the Handsome Devils

Self-styled "hill country outlaw swamp music" by this Detroit band led by Westwood, a versatile Detroit Music Award- winning singer-songwriter who formerly fronted the retro outlaw honky-tonk band Waycross Georgia Farmboys. The band's influences range from R.L. Burnside and the Drive-By Truckers to Loretta Lynn and Lucinda Williams. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network."

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: The Go Rounds

Popular Kalamazoo psychedelic rock 'n' roll band led by singer- songwriter Graham Parsons. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer-guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]

 
 


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