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Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 11, 2018






 
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 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.  Free! 

Saline's Summerfest.

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Aug. 10 & 11. This downtown festival features a large craft show, live music, kids activities, inflatables, a 5-km race, a volleyball tournament, contests, the Saline Street Machines Car Show, food, a beer and wine tent, and more. Updated schedule available at salinesummerfest.org.
5-11 p.m. (Fri.) & 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), Henne Field and downtown Saline. Free admission. 604-0051.


 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Farmers Market.

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


 8 a.m.  Free! 

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

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


 8:45 a.m.  Free! 

Democratic Ride: Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Every Sat. Low-key 20-mile ride to Dexter and back for new and experienced riders. A group of more experienced riders may go 50-70 miles. You can also join the ride at 9 a.m. at Forsythe Middle School (1655 Newport).
8:45 a.m., Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot. Free. 516-5840, 945-0613. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

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

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


 9-11 a.m. 

"Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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It's important to provide regular, basic wellness services for your pets to protect them from unnecessary illnesses.That's why the Humane Society of Huron Valley Veterinary Clinic offers low-cost vaccinations, wellness testing, and prevention products for all public cats and dogs at our Low Cost Vaccination Clinics.*
Pricing for Low Cost Clinics:
Rabies & Distemper Combo - $25
Rabies ONLY - $15
Distemper ONLY - $15
Bordetella - $20 (dogs only)
Feline Leukemia Vaccine - $20 (cats only - must provide proof of a negative test within the past month.)
FeLV/FIV Test - $30 (cats only)
Heartworm Test - $20 (dogs only)
24PetWatch Microchip ID - $25 (dogs) and $15 (cats)
Heartworm, flea and tick preventative offered at very low prices!
You do not need an appointment to attend the HSHV Low Cost Vaccination Clinic. Please bring your dogs on a non-retractable leash and all cats must be in a carrier.
*Though our Low Cost Vaccination Clinics are appropriate for most dogs and cats,
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. 734-662-4365. clinic@hshv.org www.hshv.org/clinic [map]



 9 a.m.-noon 

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

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Aug. 11 & 18. All invited to help Matthaei staff members remove invasive plants. Dress for outdoor work. Tools provided, or bring your own. Note: Kids age 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult; ages 16-18 must submit a permission form.
9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Arb Reader Center (Aug. 11), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (Aug. 18), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email. tgriffit@umich.edu, 647-8528. [map]


 9 a.m.-11 p.m.  Free! 

"46th Annual Dexter Daze": Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Festivities in Monument Park include arts & crafts booths (Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. & Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.), a social tent (11 a.m.-11 p.m.), a bounce zone (11 a.m.-6 p.m.), & more in Mill Creek Park (11 a.m.-6 p.m.), merchant sidewalk sales, a raffle, and yard sales around town. Also, entertainment at 2 stages.

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Friday:

Mill Creek Park: a family concert by Ann Arbor singer-songwriter Kevin Devine (11 a.m.-noon), magic by A2 Magic (12:30-1:30 p.m.), kids entertainer and yo-yo champion Zeemo (2-3 p.m.), and a live animal program by Leslie Science Center (4-5 p.m.).

Monument Park Gazebo: Performance by students from the local School of Rock (noon-3 p.m.), the British Invasion cover band The Invasion (4-7 p.m.), and the Dearborn-based AC/DC-style indie rock band Most Wanted (8-11 p.m.).

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Saturday:

A parade from Wylie School down Main Street at 10 a.m., street artists & performers throughout the day, the "Chalk the Block" sidewalk chalk art contest, a chicken barbecue at St. James Church (10:30 a.m. until it's gone), and Gordon Hall tours (noon-3 p.m.).

Mill Creek Park: Colors the Clown (10 a.m.-1 p.m.), a children's theater production TBA (2:30-3:30 p.m.), circus sideshow acts by the Detroit-based Top Hat Performers (4-5 p.m.), and fireworks (10 p.m.).

Monument Park Gazebo: the area alt-rock & alt-country quintet No Conflict (11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.), the jazz-inflected Christian pop-folk ensemble From Grace (1-3 p.m.), veteran Ann Arbor bluegrass band The RFD Boys (4-7 p.m.) and eclectic cover band Dance Floor Crush (8-11 p.m.), who perform funk, R&B, classic rock, and Top 40 hits.

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9 a.m.-11 p.m., downtown Dexter. Free admission. 426-0887. [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Intro to Arduino Workshop": TinkerTech.

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Program the world around you with the Arduino microcontroller. This device was designed for those with no programming experience, so even if you've never programmed anything before, this workshop is for you. If you already have some programming experience, consider our Arduino Sensor Lab workshop.
Ages: 12 years through Adult
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $45. 734-707-8019. KRISTY@TINKERTECH.IO http://tinkertech.io/event/workshop-intro-to-arduino-2/ [map]



 10 a.m.-noon 

Book Sale: Friends of the Saline District Library.

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Used books & other items.
10 a.m.-noon, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. $5 for a bag of books; 2nd bag free. 429-5450. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Open House at Lingenfelter Collection: Team Caden, U-M Congenital Heart Center.

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The Lingenfelter Collection is one of the top-rated car collections in the world, a sensational collection of more than 150 unique cars in a 40,000 square foot space. Moved by Caden's legacy and the important work of Team Caden, Ken and Kristen Lingenfelter will open the doors to their private collection for public viewing. Donations will be collected at the door to benefit the University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Stop by the Wolverines for Life table to register to become an organ donor.
The Lingenfelter Collection, 7819 Lochlin Drive, Brighton, MI 48116, South Lyon. Free. Donation. Free, donations encouraged. 734.232.6211. UMCHC-Events@med.umich.edu https://www.mottchildren.org/team-caden/lingenfelter-collection [map]



 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Chelsea District Library.

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Sale of gently used paperback and hard-cover books. Also, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and more. Fill a bag for $5.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., CDL basement, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free admission. 475-8732. [map]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Antique Tractor & Equipment Show": Waterloo Farm Museum.

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Aug. 11 & 12. Displays of everything from horse-drawn plows and steam-powered machines to modern farm equipment. Also, wagon rides, tours of the 10-room farmhouse ($3), and more. Concessions.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. (517) 596-2254.


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Antique Tractor & Equipment Show": Waterloo Farm Museum.

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Aug. 11 & 12. Displays of everything from horse-drawn plows and steam-powered machines to modern farm equipment. Also, wagon rides, tours ($3) of the 10-room farmhouse, and more. Concessions.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-5 p.m. (Sun.), Waterloo Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. (517) 596-2254.


 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Butterflies and Dragonflies Along Embury": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Faye Stoner and Ron Gamble lead a hike to explore the Eastern boundary of the park along Embury Rd. Bring binoculars, if you have them.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., carpool from Park Lyndon North, North Territorial Rd. east of M-52, Lyndon Twp. Free. 971-6337.


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

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

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


 10:30 a.m. 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal demonstrates.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Purple Rose Concert Reading Series": Chelsea District Library.

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Purple Rose Theatre artistic director Guy Sanville directs Purple Rose actors in readings, usually from new scripts being considered for production. Followed by a discussion with the audience.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 10:30 a.m. 

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

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


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Better Living Open House: Better Living Fitness Center.

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Come Find Your Inner Strength at the Better Living Fitness Center!
FREE Food, Exercise Demos, & Raffle Prizes.
Fun for the whole family - even little ones!
Better Living Fitness Center, 834B Phoenix Dr. Free. 7347470123. office@betterlivingfitness.com betterlivingfitness.com [map]



 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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



 11 a.m.  Free! 

Story Time: Bookbound.

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


 Noon-4 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Pride: Jim Toy Community Center.

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Aug. 3-5. This annual LGBT pride celebration kicks off with a pre-party at Necto with a performance by raunchy Chicago rapper and singer Cupcakke ($25), the stage name of Elizabeth Eden Harris. Saturday is highlighted by a street festival with a kid zone, a "Drag Revue" (3 & 7 p.m.), and a performance by San Diego singer Brian Justin Crum (8 p.m., cost TBA), a contestant on season 11 of America's Got Talent. The festival wraps up with a Pride Picnic at Wheeler Park on Sunday.
9 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), Braun Ct. & Kerrytown. Free admission. 695-7137. [map]


 Noon 

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]


 12:45-2:45pm  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Citizens' Climate Lobby - Ann Arbor chapter.

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Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. It is the most focused and influential organization working on national climate policy. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions.
Ann Arbor District Library - 3rd floor Freespace room, 343 S. 5th Ave. Free. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org http://annarborccl.org [map]



 1 p.m. 

U-M Women's Soccer.

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Aug. 11: Air Force. Exhibition. 8 p.m.

Aug. 16: Boston University. 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 19: WMU. 2 p.m.

Aug. 23: Marquette. 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 26: Louisville. 2 p.m.

Sept. 7: CMU. 5 p.m.

Sept. 20: Wisconsin. 6 p.m.

Sept. 23: Minnesota. 2 p.m.

Oct. 5: OSU. 7 p.m.

Oct. 7: Penn State. Noon.

Oct. 18: Maryland. 7 p.m.

Oct. 21: MSU. 2 p.m.

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Various times, U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8. 764-0247. [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]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Ghostbusters Day!" Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited for Ghostbusters-themed crafts and activities with members from Ghostbusters Detroit, a nonprofit that hosts themed celebrations to raise money for charity.
1-3 p.m., AADL Downtown Multipurpose Rm. & Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Every Sat. Docent-led tours of the museum revolving around themes of "'Ugly' Objects" (Aug. 4), "Greek Mythology in Art & Artifact" (Aug. 11), and "Sculpture Speaks" (Aug. 18). Also, a kid-friendly tour (Aug. 25).
2-3 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.


 2-4 p.m. 

"Splash Days": Ann Arbor Parks & Rec.

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

Aug. 4: Buhr Park, 2751 Packard.

Aug. 11: Fuller Park, 1519 Fuller Rd.
2-4 p.m., various locations (see listing). $5 (youth age 17 & under and seniors age 60 & older, $4). 794-6234.


 2 & 7:30 p.m. 

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

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


 2:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Club.

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


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

Chess: Chelsea Chess Club.

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


 3-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Scavenger Hunt at County Farm Park: Wandering Washtenaw and Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation.

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Join Wandering Washtenaw this Saturday August 11th from 3pm-4:30pm for a guided exploration of County Farm Park. Participate in a fun FREE Scavenger Hunt with Prizes, Photo Contest, Veggie snacks, and more!
Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation is a proud sponsor of this event. To find out more about Wandering Washtenaw, visit their website @ wanderingwashtenaw.com
County Farm Park, 2230 Platt Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. 734-. hello@wanderingwashtenaw.com http://www.wanderingwashtenaw.com [map]



 3, 6, 8:45, & 11:30 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.


 3 & 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]


 3-5 p.m. 

"Wine & Cheese": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer taste samples of several pairings of cheese-friendly wines with delicious artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments provided.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 3:15, 5:45, & 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.


 3:30, 6:15, 9:15, & 11:45 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 & 6:30 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 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Generation Wealth": Michigan Theater.

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(Lauren Greenfield, 2018). Documentary investigating the human cost of capitalism, narcissism, and greed.
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]


 4-7 p.m. 

"Icebreakers ^2": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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


 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]


 5 p.m. 

Superhero Bar Crawl: Ann Arbor Jaycees.

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For a third time, we are inviting all the hard-working superheroes of the Ann Arbor area to join us for a night away from fighting crime and saving the world. Do come in costume, unless you want to reveal your secret identity!
Agenda:
5-6pm: Check in at Vault of Midnight
6-7pm: Conor O'Neills Ann Arbor
7-8pm: Babs' Underground
8-9pm: Haymaker Ann Arbor
9pm onward: LIVE Ann Arbor
Ticket prices include entry to all bars, drink specials, pizza and swag.
Tickets can be purchased: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/superhero-bar-crawl-tickets-47180200249
Vault of Midnight, 219 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. $15. membership@a2jaycees.org a2jaycees.org [map]



 5:30 p.m. 

Roller Derby Doubleheader: Ann Arbor Roller Derby.

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Join Ann Arbor Roller Derby at Buhr Park on August 11th for our final double header of the year! Two great roller derby mash ups for one low price! Two bouts featuring the Ypsilanti Vigilantes vs. Small Town Outlaws and the Arbor Bruising Company vs. . Half-time entertainment, concessions, kids activities, & more.
6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.), Buhr Park Ice Rink, 2751 Packard. $12 in advance at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3444999; $15 (students, seniors, & active military personnel with ID, $12; kids age 11 & under, free with paying adult) at the door.
Buhr Park, 2751 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $12-15. pr@a2derbydimes.org a2derbydimes.org [map]



 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bluegrass Gospel Jam Session.

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Mark and Claudia Aills are joined by other local string musicians for a program of bluegrass and country gospel tunes.
6-8:30 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free, but donations accepted for Dexter Senior Center. 878-1078. [map]


 6:45 & 9:15 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 p.m. 

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

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All age 12 & up invited to color while interacting with adoptable cats. Snacks, soda, and coloring supplies provided.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $10. Preregistration recommended at tinylions.org/coloringwithcats. 661-3575. [map]


 8:00 pm 

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]



 8 p.m. 

Daniel Washington & the River Raisin Ragtime Revue.: The Ark.

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Bass-baritone Washington, a U-M voice professor, joins the Tecumseh-based orchestra for a program of old-time African American music, including spirituals, ragtime, early blues & jazz, and poignant popular songs. Opener: Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton, a traditional blues and old-time music singer-banjoist from Queens.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $35-$50 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]


 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Mark Knope: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Aug. 10 & 11. This Detroit native, a veteran of the national comedy circuit, is known for his impressions of celebrity voices and hilarious takes on the commonplaces of everyday life. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $12 reserved seating in advance, $14 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 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]


 8:30 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.


 8:40 p.m.  Free! 

University Lowbrow Astronomers.

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A chance to join local astronomy buffs for a look at the sky through instruments. Participants encouraged to bring their own telescopes. Visitors must turn off all electronic equipment (car radios, transmitters, phones, etc.) at the observatory entrance. Canceled if sky is overcast at sunset or if the weather is extremely inclement. If in doubt, call 975-3248 after 4 p.m. day of event.
Sunset-12:30 a.m. or as long as the sky remains clear, Peach Mountain Observatory, North Territorial Rd. (about 1 1⁄4 miles west of Hudson Mills Metropark), Dexter. Free. 975-3248.


 9 p.m.-1 a.m.  Free! 

"Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing/Night Sky Mini-Lecture": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Naturalist Ron Gamble gives a short talk on the night sky. Followed by a chance to view the Perseid meteor shower.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Independence Lake County Park, meet at the Beach Center Pavilion, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. Free; $6 vehicle entry fee; preregistration required at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org (registration #841005). 971-6337. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Harrington Brown

Local guitar duo of Michael Harrington and Appleseed Collective frontman Andrew Brown. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Sparta

El Paso rock quartet. Openers: Sound & Shape, a Nashville rock 'n' roll trio, and Human Skull, a local punk-rock trio. $16 ($19 at the door). [venue info]

Club Above: "Mean Mug Music x Scales x NiRAYA."

Techno, heavy bass, and electronic dance music with DJs Gyp$y Music (8-9 p.m.), Chidi (9-10 p.m.), Patches O'Malley (10-11 p.m.), Scales (11 p.m.-12:30 a.m.), & NiRAYA (12:30-2 a.m.). [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Shannon Lee and Eric Moore Shannon Lee

Double bill. Lee is a versatile Ypsilanti Americana country-folk singer- songwriter best known as a vocalist with Hullabaloo, and Moore is a singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist whose music draws on blues, folk balladry, and folk-rock. [venue info]

Earle: Rick Burgess Trio

Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists. [venue info]

Guy Hollerin's: Jimmy McCarty & Mystery Train Jimmy McCarty & Mystery Train

Popular rockabilly and roots-rock band led by veteran Detroit guitarist McCarty. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Soulstice

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

Mash: Michael May & the Messarounds

Jazz-inflected blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet led by vocalist and blues harpist May. [venue info]

Session Room: Naked Ace

Local 11-piece rock, blues, and soul cover band. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: 18 Strings

Local ensemble plays a mix of alt-country, country-rock, and straight country. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Chelsea HSO Trio Chelsea HSO Trio

Classical violin and vernacular fiddle music by Chelsea High Orchestra members Madison Brodeur, Henry Surel, and Thomas Kennings. [venue info]

 
 


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