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Calendar of Events

Monday, August 13, 2018






 
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 8 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., meet at Wheeler Park, N. Fourth Ave. at Depot St. Free. 347-1259. 347-1259. [map]


 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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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.

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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.

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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.


 11-11:30 a.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.


 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  Free! 

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

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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.


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Backyard Summer Craft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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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.

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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.


 3:30 & 8:45 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.


 3:45, 6:15, & 9 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, 6:45, & 9:15 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 & 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.


 6 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.


 6-10 p.m.  Free! 

Annual UA Block Party: Destination Ann Arbor.

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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.


 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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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.

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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.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to play in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m., competitive), and modern (Fri. 6:30 p.m., casual) decks. Bring your own cards for casual tournaments. Also, all invited to play the 2-person card game Netrunner (free) at 6 p.m. on Mondays.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive & booster draft), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [map]


 6:30-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Fireside Fun": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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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]


 6:45 & 9:45 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]


 7 p.m. 

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

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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.

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All invited to discuss the books in different mystery series.

Mar. 11 David Handler's Berger & Mitry mysteries.

Apr. 8: Alan Hunter's George Gently mysteries.

May 13:Robert Dugoni's Tracy Crosswhite mysteries.

June 10:Ann Cleeves' George & Molly Palmer-Jones mysteries.
7 p.m., Breakaway Restaurant, Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea. Free. 475-7035. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lifetree Café.

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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.

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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.

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(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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]


 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Tartan & Thistle Scottish Country Dancers.

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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.



 
 
 

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]

 
 


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