Ann Arbor Weather:
Wednesday December 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

Monday, August 13, 2018






 
Who wrote this?   Ann Arbor Observer tree logo Observer editors    community member community members
 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

  community member   < less

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]



 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Summer Camp - Beach Theme": Champion Gymnastics.

  community member   < less

Champion Gymnastics offers a variety of week-long recreational summer camps.
Full days, half Days, full weeks or just a few days are all options for registration. Campers must be at least 4 years old, and a non-refundable $50 deposit is required to reserve your spot. Summer camps run from 9am-4pm Monday-Friday. Early drop off and late pick up are available for an additional fee.

Your child will experience a variety of challenging and creative
physical activities in a well-supervised, safe gymnastics environment.
Our energetic coaching staff is ready to play the summer away!
Champion Gymnastics, 7240 Jackson Road. $45-$215. 734-222-1810. cga2@champgymaa.com https://www.champgymaa.com/camps [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Back Roads Ramble": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon. Slow-paced ride, 15-35 miles, along dirt and gravel roads to Independence Lake and other low traffic destinations.

Call if temperatures are below 45 degrees.
9 a.m., meet at Old St. Patrick's Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. Free. 717-7567 , 663-5060.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 35-45 or 55-65 miles, to either Stockbridge, Grass Lake, Napoleon, Munith, or Pleasant Lake.
9 a.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival.

  community member   < less

Monday, August 13, 2018 - Sunday, August 19, 2018
Artists converge on picturesque Dexter, Michigan to paint 'en plein air.'
Every summer since 2013, under the curious and watchful eye of the public, local and visiting artists paint for four days in and around Dexter.
The festival culminates with a three-day exhibit and art sale of all competition artwork in the Tent Gallery in Monument Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Activities include a friendly competition for professional and emerging artists, a quick-draw painting competition and artwork sale, entertainment, refreshments, adult and children painting workshops, and other fun activities announced on the Schedule of Events and Festival Overview on our website.
Monument Park
8558 Ann Arbor St
Dexter, MI 48130
Free
734-426-8303
paintdexter@gmail.com
http://www.paintdexter.org
Monument Park, 8558 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free. (734) 426 - 8303. paintdexter@gmail.com http://www.paintdexter.org [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.


 11-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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.


 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

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

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

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 p.m. 

Social Mah-Jongg: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon. except Dec. 24 & 31. All seniors invited to play this intricate game resembling gin rummy that's played with colorful tiles instead of cards. Lunch (reservations required) available at 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $5.50 (age 60 & over, $3).
Noon-3 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. [map]


 Noon  Free! 

"Paved Country Roads Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 18, 24, or 30 miles, either on hilly Schneider Rd. or the B2B trail (call for start point).
Noon, meet at 8213 Pine Cross Ln. or the B2B entrance on Jeffords (behind the Marathon gas station), Dexter. Free. 426-5116.


 12:30-4 p.m. 

Bridge: Ann Arbor Senior Center.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. except Dec. 24. 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]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Backyard Summer Craft": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Craft activity making birds, frogs, & fish for kids in grades preK-3.
2-3 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 3:15, 6:30, & 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 & 8:45 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.


 3:45, 6:15, & 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, & 9:15 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.


 4:15 & 7 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 & 9:30 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.


 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.


 6-10 p.m.  Free! 

Annual UA Block Party: Destination Ann Arbor.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Live music by the Milwaukee Tool Shed Band, a 14-piece jam band of Milwaukee Tools employees. Also, the 7th Annual UA Plumbers & Pipefitters 5K race (6:45 p.m., $30 in advance at uapprun5k.com, $35 on race day), and a "Pub Crawl" (8 p.m.; age 21 & over only; $45 in advance; $50 on the day, does not include drinks), with proceeds from the race & pub crawl to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Food available from area restaurants, with dining tables in the street.
6-10 p.m., Main St. between Liberty & William. Free. 995-7281.


 6 p.m. 

Basic Tai-Chi Class: Sun Shen.

  community member   < less Practicing the Basic Tai-Chi Form

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]



 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon.-Wed., except Dec. 24 & 25. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m., 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 5700 Jackson (Tues.), and 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues.), 548-6299 (Wed.). [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Living On Support Group: Arbor Hospice.

  community member   < less

A series of ongoing groups where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, depending on the interests of those attending the group. The focus of these groups is to express feelings and experiences related to the loss in a supportive, caring and non-judgmental environment.
Life without a loved one can be overwhelming, even long after that person has passed. To help individuals coping with grief, Arbor Hospice offers a supportive and caring environment to work through the loss.
Support groups and events are open to everyone, regardless of whether their loved one received services from Arbor Hospice. All grief support programs are free of charge, but donations are welcome to help support the nonprofit's programming. Registration is required. To register call Margie Martin: 734.769.5821.
Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Drive. Free. 734-769-5821. [map]


 6:30 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]


 6:45 & 9:45 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]


 7 p.m. 

"A Brew How-To with the Hario V60": Literati Coffee.

  community member   < less

A Brew How-To with the Hario V60 will teach provide people with the skills necessary to consistently brew good coffee using a Hario V60. We will discuss the variables that effect a good brew and how to adjust your brew to extract the flavors you want. After the presentation, we will break into smaller groups to do a hands-on demo to familiarize people with the brewer. The class costs $35, and comes with a V60 brewer, filters, and an 8oz bag of beans to take home. If you already have a brewer, the class costs $15 and comes with an 8oz bag of beans. If interested, RSVP to literaticoffee@gmail.com and we will confirm your spot!
Literati Coffee, 204 South 4th Ave. $35. literaticoffee@gmail.com. literaticoffee@gmail.com www.literaticoffee.com [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Friends of McKune Memorial Library Mystery Book Club.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

All invited to discuss the books in different mystery series.

Nov. 12: M.L. Longworth's Verlaque & Bonnet mysteries.

Jan. 14: Aaron Stander's Ray Elkins mysteries.

Feb. 11: : Lawrence Sanders' McNally mysteries.

Mar. 11: David Handler's Berger & Mitry mysteries.
7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant, Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-7035. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon. All invited to join conversations led by St. Paul Lutheran Church members. Each week begins with a video introduction. Snacks provided. Aug. 6: "Family Secrets: What Mama Never Told Us." Aug. 13: "10 Minutes to Live: Now What?" Aug. 20: "Out of Anger: The Battle Between Self-Control and Out of Control." Aug. 27: "Unburdened: Letting Go of Guilt."
7-8 p.m., 500 W. Liberty. Free. 665-7912. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Organ Recital Series: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon. Organ recitals by Michigan musicians. Reception follows.

Aug. 6: First Congregational Church organist Timothy Huth and St. Francis organist Ted Emch.

Aug. 13: Hope Church (Holland) organist Rhonda Edgington.

Aug. 20: U-M organ student Joe Moss.

Aug. 27: Local organist Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra.
7 p.m., St. Francis, 2250 E. Stadium. Free. 769-2550. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Essential Arrival: Michigan's 21st-Century Indian Immigrants": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Ed Moore, 2016). Documentary about the experiences of Indian immigrants in Michigan. Q&A follows with the film's coproducer, Arifa Javed.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Multipurpose Rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 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).


 7-8:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Mindfulness and Meditation for Adults": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant leads participants in a series of guided meditations. Bring a blanket or pillow, if you like.
7-8:15 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Monday Night Civilized Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

A leisurely 12 or 18 mile ride to Dexter Dairy Queen and back.
7 p.m., meet at 610 Brierwood Ct. Free. 945-4133.


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Sewing Lab": Ann Arbor District Library.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Aug. 13 & 27. Grade 6-adult invited to get basic sewing help with their unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines. Basic sewing instruction available. All welcome to bring their own sewing machine. On Aug. 13, Made By Rae owner Rae Hoekstra demonstrates how to make an elastic waistband. Also, on Aug, 27, local sewing expert Amber Adams-Fall shows how to bind with bias tape.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Scandinavian Music Jam.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Bruce Sagan and Brad Battey lead an acoustic jam session devoted to traditional music from Sweden and Norway. All musicians invited.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Stark Raving MADrigal Singers.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

June 6, 20, & 27; July 11, 19, & 25; Aug. 6, 13, 20, & 27. Singers of all abilities invited to join in singing madrigals and other Elizabethan part songs in a casual, sociable setting in a private home.
7:30 p.m., location TBA via srms2010@sbcglobal.net. Free. 973-3264, 994-3438.


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon. Jigs, reels, and strathspeys. Usually with live music. All dances taught; beginners welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., west Dexter location TBA. $5. 395-7782, 426-0241.


 8:30-11:30 p.m. 

Pub Quiz: Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Mon. Local high school English teacher Barry Aherne throws out questions for anyone to answer at this popular weekly trivia fest. Come with a team (up to 6 people) or join one. Prizes.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main. $5 team fee. 665-2968. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery: Chirp

Local jazz-inflected progressive funk-rock quartet. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Jazz Manouche.

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarists Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and violinist Jordan Adema. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Bickley/Kramer/Roe

Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Steve Wood Quintet. Steve Wood

Jazz ensemble led by Detroit tenor saxophonist Wood. Opener: "Saline Big Band. 7-10 p.m. [venue info]

 
 


You might also like:

Photo: Remembrance of My Great Grandpa ..WW1 Vet
Robin Boyer's Jungle
When he's not tending his fairy gardens, he's cruising Chelsea in his "go-cart."
Kathy J. Clark
Baked Goods Ice Cream And Chocolates in Chelsea
Leyla Conlan Gets Her Own Space.
The Write Touch gains a storefront, and a name
Sabine Bickford
Wishful Thinking
Table Talk: November 2018
Sally Mitani
Childbirth, Family Planning, and Adoption
We Are What We Drive
And more and more, we're driving trucks.
Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
Restaurants that are Disability Friendly
A clickable zoomable map
Pangea May Return
J.C. Potts is again doing piercings, still offering unsolicited sexual advice.
Sabine Bickford
Filling a Gap on Michigan Ave.
The "factory of the future" never happened. Now a developer is thinking groceries and farm-to-table.
Sheila Bilby
Buy tickets to local events at a2tix.com
A visitor's guide to Ann Arbor