Ann Arbor Weather:
Friday October 19, 2018
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed

AUG

        1   2   3   4
  5   6   7   8   9  10  11
 12  13  14  15  16  17  18
 19  20  21  22  23  24  25
 26  27  28  29  30  31  
             

Calendar of Events

Sunday, August 12, 2018






 
Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 9-10:30 a.m. 

"Paddleboard Pilates with Miranda": FitPoint.

  community member   < less

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.-4 p.m. 

Saline Antiques & Vintage Market.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Show and sale of antiques and vintage items in various styles. Deliveries available. Concessions. Leashed pets welcome.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $5 (children age 15 & under accompanied by an adult, free). salinemarket@gmail.com, (937) 875-0808. [map]


 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Aug. 4, 12, 18, & 26. All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.

.

Aug. 4: Black Pond Woods Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Tibbits Ct. entrance, from Brookside east off Pontiac Tr.) to help remove invasives like Japanese hedge parsley from this oak-hickory forest.

.

Aug. 12: Swift Run Marsh (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Eddy St. off Verle Ave. from Platt) to pull invasives from this favorite birding spot.

.

Aug. 18: Olson Park (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance on Dhu Varren at Pontiac Trail) to pull invasives and improve the habitat for the park's butterfly species.

.

Aug. 18: Dhu Varren Woods Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the intersection of Birchwood Dr. & Dhu Varren) to remove invasive plants from this 13-acre woodland.

.

Aug. 26: Furstenberg Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot off Fuller Rd. across from Huron High School) to help pull non-native plants and maintain the oak savanna and prairie along the river.

.
Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Open Community Bicycle Repair: Common Cycle.

  community member   < less Common Cycle Toolboard

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]



 Noon-3 p.m. 

8th Annual Fairy Day: Sunday Artisan Market.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Fairy-themed activities at the artisan market, including face painting, a discussion with local "fairyologist" Jonathan Wright (1 p.m.), crafts and a treasure hunt with prizes, and more.
Noon-3 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m.  Free! 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.


 Noon-5 p.m.  Free! 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.


 Noon-3 p.m. 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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


 12:55 p.m. 

"Grave of the Fireflies": Fathom Events.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Aug. 12, 13, & 15. (Isao Takahata, 1988). Wrenching Studio Ghibli anime about 2 children orphaned by a WWII bombing raid. A deeply moving story of the human spirit striving to survive against all odds. Shown in dubbed (Aug. 12 & 15) & subtitled (Aug. 13) versions. Note: The Aug. 15 screening is at Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only.
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), 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. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 1 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Bunraku Puppet Making": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Grades 3-8 invited to learn about this traditional Japanese puppet theater form and make some giant puppets that can be controlled by 3 people at once.
1-2 p.m., AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-4200.


 1-5 p.m. 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Screen Printing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Modati Studios representatives show all grade 6-adult how to screen print. Materials provided; you can bring old clothes to print as well, if you like.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1:30 & 7 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series: Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.

.

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

.

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).

.

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).

.
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. 

"Generation Wealth": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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]


 2 p.m. 

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

  community member   < less

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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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! 

Scavenger Hunt: Nicola's Books.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All kids invited for a book-themed scavenger hunt. Prizes.
2 p.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Union Base Ball Club of Dexter.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Coping with Grief": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Detroit writer Ron Gries discusses Through Death to Life, his book of emotional, Christian-based reflections upon his wife's terminal illness.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Creepy Crawly Critters": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Little Creatures Co. (Royal Oak) owner Dan Briere discusses and displays scorpions, tarantulas, millipedes and other creepily large invertebrates.
2-3 p.m., AADL Downtown Multipurpose Rm. Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"David Austin English Roses": Huron Valley Rose Society.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Club members discuss these roses that combine fragrances of old varieties with the color range and repeat bloom of newer ones. Q&A. Refreshments.
2 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Kerry Tales: London Bridge and Mother Goose": Kerrytown Shops.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

30-minute family-oriented program of rhymes, riddles, and stories with local storyteller Trudy Bulkley as Mother Goose.
2 p.m., Hollander's, 410 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-3115. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Unrecorded: Reimagining Artist Identities in Africa": UMMA.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of African artwork that challenges the historical notion, encouraged by exhibits of African art by "unknown" or "anonymous" artists, that African art evinces no individual creativity.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2 p.m. 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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! 

Guy Louis: Ann Arbor Senior Center Concerts in the Park.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

This Pinckney musician performs music from Africa, India, Europe, and the Americas on authentic instruments. 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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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 p.m.  Free! 

"In Conversation: Borders in the Age of Globalization": UMMA.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Curator Laura De Becker discusses the current UMMA exhibit Beyond Borders: Global Africa, which explores the influence of African art across 3 continents from the 19th to the 21st century.
3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 3:15, 6:15, & 9:30 p.m. 

"BlacKkKlansman": State Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 3:30 & 6 p.m. 

"Sorry to Bother You": State Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.


 3:45, 6:30, & 9 p.m. 

"Eighth Grade": State Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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, 6:45, & 8:45 p.m. 

"Three Identical Strangers": State Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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 p.m.  Free! 

"Consciousness & Self in Vedanta": U-M Vedanta Study Circle.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Vedanta Society of New York minister Swami Sarvapriyananda discusses this ancient branch of Hindu philosophy and its differences from materialism and contemporary inquiries into consciousness.
4 p.m., Michigan League Hussey Rm. Free. vedanta.a2@gmail.com. [map]


 4 p.m. 

"From Michigan with Love": The Aeolian Chorale.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

This Detroit-based 20-member a capella choir performs music reflecting on and inspired by Michigan. Highlighted by the world premiere of Dearborn composer Anthony Lai's "When I Close My Eyes." Also, pieces by contemporary American composer Eric Whitacre, contemporary Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, Dave Brubeck, and Lennon & McCartney.
4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, 1432 Washtenaw. Freewill offering. 646-7181. [map]


 4:15, 7, & 9:15 p.m. 

"RBG": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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 p.m. 

Tai-Chi for Kids: Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Kids Practicing Pushing Hands

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]



 4:30 & 6:45 p.m. 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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: Farm-to-Glass Cocktails: Tammy's Tastings.

  community member   < less

It's summer in Michigan and the Farmer's Market is overflowing with goodness. This class is about incorporating all of our wonderful local produce - herbs, cucumbers, berries, tomatoes - into cocktails. We'll learn all about muddling, infusing, and even "shrubs." 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 tammystastings.com/events [map]



 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fireside Fun": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to sit around a campfire, roast marshmallows, and swap stories. If you like, bring camping chairs and the rest of the s'mores fixings (marshmallows provided).
6:30-8 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1553. [map]


 7 p.m. 

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

  community member   < less

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]



 7:30 p.m. 

Jan Krist & Jim Bizer: The Ark.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less Jan Krist & Jim Bizer

Detroit-area duo of Krist, a singer-songwriter known for her incisive, gritty songs about contemporary urban life, and Bizer, a 3-time finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Songwriting Competition who won the Great American Song Contest grand prize for his 9/11 song "We Are All Connected."
7:30 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]



 7:30 p.m. 

"8 Pointless Minutes: A Long Form Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to form groups to perform an 8-minute improv sketch. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Robben Ford: The Ark.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less Robben Ford

A blues guitar virtuoso with jazz chops, Ford first came to prominence in the mid-70s as George Harrison's lead guitarist and as a collaborator with artists as diverse as Miles Davis and Joni Mitchell. His brand of blues-rock features an uncommon blend of passion and restrained intelligence.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $40 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]



 9:15 p.m. 

"Blindspotting": State Theatre.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(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.



 
 
 

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: Whit & Al Hill

Nashville-based former Ann Arborite duo of multitalented performance artist Whit Hill (aka Whitley Setrakian), the winner of the 2012 Kerrville Folk Festival new folk competition who writes richly imaginative country-folk originals that are often spiked with her offbeat sense of humor, and her husband, Al Hill, a veteran R&B and blues keyboardist and guitarist known for his soulful vocal style. [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: "Celtic Jam."

Traditional Irish tunes on traditional instruments. [venue info]

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

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

 
 


You might also like:

Autumn: The Food Season You Almost Can't Go Wrong
Earth Elements
A mind, body, spirit story for Saline
Billie Ochberg
Individual Sports
Films
Today's Events
Hotels in Chelsea
Restaurants with prices Over $30
A clickable zoomable map
Subscribe to the Ann Arbor Observer
Museums
Wild Poke
Ohioans plus Asian fusion
Sabine Bickford
Buy tickets to local events at a2tix.com
Ann Arbor Turkey Trot
A visitor's guide to Ann Arbor