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Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 18, 2018






 
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 7:30 a.m. 

Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Programs presented by Hudson Mills naturalist Mark Irish.

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July 27 (8-10 p.m.): "Full Moon Walk." A brief talk on moon facts & folklore before an evening hike to watch the sunset and moonrise. $5.

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Aug. 5 (10 a.m.-noon): "Summer Birding." Indoor talk on birding basics followed by a guided walk. Experienced birders welcome to join at 11 a.m. for the walk. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. For ages 10 & up. $8 lecture & walk ($4 for walk).

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Aug. 18 (7:30 a.m., meet at the Dexter-Huron Metropark parking lot near the tollbooth, Huron River Dr.): "Huron River Clean-Up." All invited to help clean up the Huron River by canoe. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch provided. Free.

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Aug. 25 (8 p.m.): "Bats in the Night Sky." Indoor talk about bats followed by a trek outside to look for bats living in the park. $5.

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Various times, park activity center (except as noted), 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. Various fees. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [map]


 8 a.m.-noon 

"Dinner Series: Indian Class": BAKE! at Zingerman's Bakehouse.

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Let's make dinner together! You'll create stuffed paratha (flatbread), Dal Makhani (curried lentils) and coconut rice pudding. We'll also demonstrate cooking basmati rice and chutney. Everything in this class is vegetarian. Go home with dinner for four!
Sign up here: https://www.bakewithzing.com/class/dinner-series-indian
BAKE!, 3723 Plaza Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $100. 734-761-7255. https://www.bakewithzing.com/class/dinner-series-indian [map]



 8 a.m.-noon 

"Fabulous French Baguettes Class": BAKE! at Zingerman's Bakehouse.

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Learn Zingerman's Bakehouse's traditional French baguette recipe in one of our best classes for new bakers. Most commercial bread labeled "baguette" bears no resemblance to the traditional French bread that Parisian bakers first developed around 1920. When a law went into effect forbidding them from starting to work before 4 a.m., they began baking the long thin loaves that are synonymous with French baking today. We teach you to make the traditional French baguette recipe-starting with a flavorful poolish, hand rolling your dough, and ending with a very crisp crust surrounding a soft, holey interior. Imagine serving breakfast to out-of-town guests and bringing out a perfect baguette that they swear must have been airlifted from Paris.
You'll leave BAKE! with our French baguette recipe, the knowledge to recreate it at home, four French baguettes you made in class, dough to bake later and great coupons.
BAKE!, 3723 Plaza Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. $100. 734-761-7255. https://www.bakewithzing.com/class/french-baguette-recipe [map]



 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 a.m.-6 p.m. 

ARTBUS: Ann Arbor Art Center.

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This summer, join fellow art enthusiasts on ARTBus as we head to Detroit from Ann Arbor for a day of exclusive tours and experiences at Midtown Detroit's premier art galleries, including N'Namdi Gallery, Simone DeSousa, the Detroit Artists Market and more. You and your friends will check out the most talked-about exhibitions of the season, meet gallery directors, and get an insider's view of Midtown Detroit's flourishing art scene. Sit back and relax - let us get you there in style! We'll be traveling to Detroit on a luxury motor coach with spacious and comfortable seating.
Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty Street. $100 for members/$115 for non-members of the Ann Arbor Art Center. 734-926-4123. https://www.annarborartcenter.org/artbus2018/ [map]



 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 

ARTBUS: Ann Arbor Art Center.

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This summer, join fellow art enthusiasts on ARTBus as we head to Detroit from Ann Arbor for a day of exclusive tours and experiences at Midtown Detroit's premier art galleries, including N'Namdi Gallery, Simone DeSousa, the Detroit Artists Market and more. You and your friends will check out the most talked-about exhibitions of the season, meet gallery directors, and get an insider's view of Midtown Detroit's flourishing art scene. Sit back and relax - let us get you there in style! We'll be traveling to Detroit on a luxury motor coach with spacious and comfortable seating.
Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 W. Liberty Street. $100 for members/$115 for non-members of the Ann Arbor Art Center. 734-926-4123. https://www.annarborartcenter.org/artbus2018/ [map]



 9 a.m. 

David Holden Memorial Golf Scramble: Washtenaw County Republicans.

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The Washtenaw County Republican Golf Scramble- David Holden Memorial 2018 will be hosted on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Rustic Glen Golf Course.
$100 per golfer gets 18 holes with cart, box lunch at the turn and New York Steak Dinner.
There is a chance to win a 2 year pre-paid lease from Briarwood Ford by getting the first hole in one on the signature hole.
Rustic Glen Golf Course, 12090 West Michigan Ave, Saline. $100. timking1573@att.net www.wash-gop.com/golf [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.  Free! 

MacTechnics Monthly Meeting: MacTechnics, Ann Arbor Computer Users Group.

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MacTechnics Monthly Meeting: MacTechnics, Ann Arbor Computer Users Group
At 9:00am: MacBasics PLUS - topic TBD. As always, this session will be very interactive, very informative, very educational - open to Mac questions of all kinds.
At 11:00am: Main Meeting - Topic TBD. Come to learn, to share and to enjoy the camaraderie.
For specific information about topics to be discussed, please check the MacTechnics website, MacTechnics.org
NEW Center, 1100 North Main Street. Free. Contact@mactechnics.org [map]


 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Various times & locations. Free. 794-6627.


 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Big Tent Garage Sale.

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Join us this Saturday & Sunday for the Big Tent Garage Sale ⛺🎉 We will be Featuring unique finds, furnishings, clothes, shoes, jewelry, kids items and more! Just look for the Big Tent ⛺ on Ellsworth ✨
Big Tent Garage Sale, 1658 West Ellsworth Rd. Free admission. you.can.reach.me2016@gmail.com [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]


 10-11am 

"Aerial Boot Camp": A2 Aviary.

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


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Arduino Sensor Lab Workshop": TinkerTech.

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If you've already taken our Intro to Arduino workshop or have experience programming elsewhere, you can sign up for this workshop to learn more about using Arduino boards to communicate with various types of sensors and how to log data to a storage device.
Whether you want to make your own self-watering plant system, monitor weather conditions, detect intruders, or any other activity that requires data from the physical world, this is a great place to start.
Ages: 12 - Adul
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. 45.00. 734-707-8019. kristy@tinkertech.io https://shop.tinkertech.io/collections/workshops/products/workshop-arduino-sensor-lab-3-hours?variant=13084285927467 [map]



 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

9th Annual Country Fair: Salem Area Historical Society.

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Show and sale of works by local artists and crafters. Also, a chance to view the historic stone school. Food & drinks available.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jarvis Stone School, 7991 North Territorial at Curtis, Salem Twp. Free admission. (248) 486-5515. [map]


 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Annual Fire Truck Muster: Michigan Firehouse Museum.

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A big display of historic and contemporary fire trucks that includes pumping demonstrations. Kids can work a hand pump, drive a fire truck pedal car, climb on a vintage fire truck, and learn fire safety tips.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Riverside Park, Ypsilanti. Free. 547-0663.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Veterans For Peace Meeting: Veterans For Peace Chapter 93.

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Monthly meeting of the local chapter of Veterans For Peace. Anyone interested in working to counter militarism welcome, be they a veteran or not.
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Road. Free. 734-487-9058. wolverbob@gmail.com www.vfp93.org [map]



 10 a.m.-noon 

"Military Rifle Match": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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All invited to participate in this marksmanship competition using any military-style rifle. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
10 a.m.-noon (registration begins at 9 a.m.), TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $15 (members, $10). marks@comcast.net, 276-2514. [map]


 10 a.m.-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival."

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Local and visiting artists independently paint outdoors throughout Dexter Aug. 13-15, followed by a 3-day exhibit and sale at Monument Park of the works they created. Also, art workshops for kids and adults (see paintdexter.org/timeline-of-events). Aug. 16: Spectators welcome at a "Quick Draw Competition" (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) among participating artists. Also, sale of festival work (2-9 p.m.), award ceremony (5 p.m.), and a meet-the-artists wine reception with live jazz and musical numbers by a brass quintet from the Dexter Community Orchestra (6:30-8:30 p.m.). Aug. 17: Tour of "Dexter Art Gardens" (10 a.m., meet at Monument Park), children's chalk art (11 a.m.-2 p.m.), live music by the Dexter Community Orchestra Chamber Quartet (4:30-6:30 p.m.), and an art sale (9 a.m.-9 p.m.). Aug. 18: Art sale (9 a.m.-2 p.m.).
9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat.), & 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sun.), Monument Park, Dexter. Free admission. paintdexter.org, 358-1744. [map]


 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. 

"The Mountain": Spinning Dot Repertory Company.

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Aug. 16-19 & 24-26. Jenny Koppera and Tyler Calhoun direct local actors in Chelsea Woolley's new kid-friendly play about two 8-year-olds--a quiet Canadian boy and a spirited Arab girl--who meet on a Canadian playground. The play touches on themes of home, friendship, otherness, and trust. Appropriate for kids age 5 & up.
6 p.m. (Aug. 16 & 17), 10 a.m. (Aug. 18 & 25), 7 p.m. (Aug. 18, 24, & 25), & 2 p.m. (Aug. 19 & 26), Theatre Nova (Aug. 16 & 17 only), 410 W. Huron, & Riverside Arts Center (all other dates), 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $10 (kids, $5) suggested donation. 585-3134. [map]


 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! 

Death Café.

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All invited to join a frank conversation about death led by participants. Hosted by After Death Home Care founder Merilynne Rush and Diana Cramer. Tea & cake available for purchase.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tearoom, 114 S. Main. Free. 395-9660. [map]



 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"On the Road for Climate Action": The Citizens Climate Lobby.

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University of California-Irvine Air Pollution Exposure Assessment specialist Shahir Masri and teacher Athina Simolaris, both members of the Citizens Climate Lobby Orange Coast California chapter, discuss a carbon-fee-and-dividend approach to the climate crisis.
10:30 a.m., Nature Cove Community Rm., 2115 Nature Cove Ct. Free. 972-5314. [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.  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-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Art event to support the birds!": Bird Center of Washtenaw County.

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The Bird Center of Washtenaw county is a non profit organization that runs off donations only. We are hosting an art show with local and talented artist Tim Marsh to help raise funds for the center! We currently are tending to over 120 birds in the center and take in close to 1200 per season! Please support our mission of rehabbing and releasing songbirds with your donation through art.
Our educational bird Blue, the Blue Jay, will also be there for you to meet! Come talk birds with us and support the center.
Check out Tim's work on his website below.
www.timmarsh-nature2nature.com
Bird Center of Washtenaw County, 926 Mary Street Ann Arbor,MI 48104. Free. 734-761-9640. www.birdcenterwashtenaw.org [map]



 Noon-1 p.m. 

"Hand Balance": A2 Aviary.

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Would you like to turn the world upside down while remaining on the ground? Or perhaps you have some handstand experience but want to learn new tips and tricks? This class works with all level students on building the courage and strategies for inversions on the hands, head, and arms. We will focus on alignment, flexibility, and strength, as well as covering spotting, falling, breath, and subtle adjustment. More experienced students will be working on progressively more challenging poses and transitions. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by demonstration of handstand tips and tricks, and practice with spotters. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]



 Noon-11 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Blues Festival: The Ann Arbor Blues Society.

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Aug. 17 & 18. Performances by many area and touring blues bands. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Headliners are compelling New York blues singer (and daughter of late blues guitar legend Johnny Copeland) Shemekia Copeland (Fri., 9:30 p.m.) and acclaimed Memphis-based Serbian blues and blues-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Ana Popovic (Sat., 9:30 p.m.)

Friday: Respected veteran electric bassist Benny Turner (8:15 p.m.), Austin-based roots-oriented singer-songwriter Carolyn Wonderland (7 p.m.,) and a trio led by former Muddy Waters guitarist and slide guitar virtuoso Bob Margolin (6 p.m.).

Saturday: acclaimed Detroit-bred and L.A.-based blues singer Janiva Magness (8 p.m.), Saginaw Chicago-style blues singer-guitarist Larry McCray (6:45 p.m.), veteran Austin-based Canadian blues singer-songwriter Sue Foley (5:30 p.m.), NYC blues guitarist Scott Sharrard (4:15 p.m.), Detroit blues guitarist Pete Anderson (3 p.m.), Greenwood (MS) electronic and Chicago-style blues singer-songwriter Nora Jean Bruso (2 p.m.), local countercultural icon (who now lives in New Orleans) John Sinclair and his blues-jazz ensemble the Blues Scholars (1 p.m.), and Marshall (MI) teen blues-rock guitarist Jake Kershaw (noon).

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6-11 p.m. (Fri.) & noon-11 p.m. (Sat.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets $40 (weekend pass, $75; VIP pass, $150) in advance at a2bluesfestival.com/tickets. info@a2bluesfestival.com, 219-5960. [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]


 1-2:15 p.m. 

"Flexitortion": A2 Aviary.

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This 75 minute class can take your flexibility from basic warming up stretching to beginning contortion poses. All levels are welcome, as students train at their own pace with instructor guidance. We will focus on safely exploring your limits through proper warming techniques and mat exercises to take home. Please bring your own yoga mat, if possible. Come increase your bendy power, learn to prevent injuries through safe stretching, breathe, and stretch in a supportive environment. It is strongly recommended that this class be taken as your final physical activity of the day, and not as a warm up for other activities. Please register via the Aviary's website, class size is limited. =)
A2 Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk Dr, Suite A. $12. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [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]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Klub Kito's Minecraft Masters": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All experienced players in grades 2-10 invited to play this popular computer game. Also, a PvP (player vs. player) minigame.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown Training Center, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Novel Relationships": Ypsilanti District Library.

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Three bestselling authors talk about the most gripping aspect of storytelling: the deep dive into all facets of human relationships. Whether it's bringing characters together in a forever love or exploring the depths of a broken family, Beverly Jenkins, Sylvia Hubbard and Sarah Zettel talk about the art of exploring the shifting, fascinating and sometimes perilous spaces between people. Authors will also discuss some of the romantic titles included in PBS' The Great American Read, in partnership with Detroit Public Television and the American Library Association.
YDL-Whittaker, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110. info@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Marbled Polymer Clay Beads": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Drop-in craft project for grade 6-adult.
2-3:30 p.m., AADL Malletts Creek. 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.


 2:30-5 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]


 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Aug. 4 & 18. All musicians invited for a contra dance music open jam. Bring Judi Morningstar's The Ruffwater Fakebook, Susan Songer's The Portland Collection, and Bill Matthiesen's The Waltz Book if you have them.
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 994-9307. [map]


 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]


 3:15, 6:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Crazy Rich Asians": State Theatre.

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Rom-com about a native New Yorker who discovers that her longtime boyfriend is actually the scion of a wealthy family and one of Singapore's most eligible bachelors.
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, 6:45, & 9:15 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.


 3:45, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Cakemaker": Michigan Theater.

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(Ofir Raul Graizer, 2018). Drama about a German baker who goes to Jerusalem seeking out his dead lover's wife.
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]


 3:45 & 9:30 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 & 6:30 p.m. 

"Eighth Grade": State Theatre.

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(Bo Burnham, 2018). An unflinchingly honest portrait of a teenage girl trying to get through the last week of middle school.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4 p.m.-midnight 

Farm Harvest Festival: Nature & Nurture.

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Guided farm tours, tasting of heirloom tomatoes, and outdoor kids activities. Bring a dish to pass for a potluck dinner (6 p.m.). Also, live music by performers TBA. Bonfire at 10 p.m.
4 p.m.-midnight or later, 1100 Marshall Rd., Dexter. $15 suggested donation. 929-0802. [map]


 4 & 6:30 p.m 

"Five Seasons: The Garden of Piet Oudolf": Michigan Theater.

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(Tom Piper, 2018). Documentary on the influential Dutch garden designer.
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]


 5-9 p.m. (canceled) 

Milonga: Michigan Argentine Tango Club.

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Aug. 4 & 18. Dances have been canceled for August.
5-9 p.m., outdoor location TBA. $10 (members, $5). umich.edu/~matc.


 6:15 & 9 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 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.


 7 p.m. 

25th Anniversary Musical: Children's Creative Center.

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Aug. 15-19. Local kids present an original new musical by Kurt Waugh that tells the story of CCC's history. The score includes showtunes and pop tunes, from Pharrell's "Happy" to "What I Did for Love" from A Chorus Line and "If I Were a Rich Man" from Fiddler on the Roof. Note: Ticket prices tentative.
7 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Children's Creative Center, 1600 Pauline (at Kay Pkwy. east of Stadium). Tickets $50 for Aug. 18 benefit show that includes a catered reception & $15 (kids & seniors, $10) for all other dates in advance and at the door. 769-0019. [map]


 7 p.m. 

U-M Men's Soccer.

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Aug. 18: Loyola-Chicago. Exhibition. 7 p.m.

Aug. 24: Tulsa. 7 p.m.

Aug. 27: South Florida. 7 p.m.

Aug. 31: University of California-Riverside. 7 p.m.

Sept. 3: Canisius. 1 p.m.

Sept. 7: WMU. 7 p.m.

Sept. 10: Marquette. 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 21: Penn State. 7 p.m.

Sept. 25: Ohio State. 7 p.m.

Oct. 7: Indiana. 7 p.m.

Oct. 10: Detroit. 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 16: Notre Dame. 6 p.m.

Oct. 28: Maryland. 4 p.m.

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Various times, U-M Soccer Field, 2250 S. State. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"A2Energy Power Hour": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Representatives from A2Energy discuss how to make your home more energy efficient with solar power. Prizes. A2Energy is an outreach effort by the City of Ann Arbor.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Multipurpose Rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

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

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All age 18 & older invited to play trivia and cuddle with adoptable cats. Drinks & popcorn. Admission includes 2 beer and wine tickets (age 21 & over only). Bring your own nonalcoholic beverages, if you wish.
7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:15 p.m.), Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $15. Preregistration available at tinylions.org/trivia. 661-3575. [map]


 8 p.m. 

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. 

Andrew Salgado: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This up-and-coming Nashville country singer-songwriter, originally from the Chicago suburbs, cites Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, and Merle Haggard as influences. Opener: Allie Louise.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20 in advance at andrewsalgado.net/shows, $25 at the door. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]



 8 p.m. 

Billy Brandt & the Sugarees: Acoustic Routes.

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All-star Detroit-area ensemble led by veteran Detroit country-flavored psychedelic folk-rock singer-songwriter Brandt.
8 p.m., Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. $15 at the door only. 316-7919. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Delhi 2 Dublin: The Ark.

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Vancouver world music quintet whose style is fusion of Celtic music and Bhangra, a Punjabi popular music.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. $17.50 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. 

Josh Wolf: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Aug. 17 & 18. A regular on Chelsea Lately, this L.A.-based comic is best known for his stories about trying to establish his career while also parenting 3 toddlers by himself after his girlfriend tells him that she no longer wants to be a mother. He published some of his anecdotes in his 2013 essay collection, It Takes Balls: Dating Single Moms and Other Confessions from an Unprepared Single Dad. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $15 reserved seating in advance & 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Spiritual Cinema": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Screening of a feature film or several shorts with spiritual themes. Followed by discussion.
8 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $5 suggested donation. 327-0270. [map]


 8:45 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]


 9 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.


 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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Aug. 4 & 18. High-energy dance party with salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha-cha dancing to music spun by a DJ. No partner necessary. Preceded by beginner (7 p.m.) and intermediate/advanced (8 p.m.) salsa lessons.
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Phoenix Center, 220 S. Main. $12 (students with ID, $8). Facebook.com/A2DanceRevolution. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Behind the Times

Detroit-area acoustic bluegrass-inflected country trio. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Wasted Time

Chicago rock trio. Openers: the Detroit doom-rock band Temple of the Fuzz Witch, the Ypsilanti psych-stoner metal drum 'n' bass duo Bubak, and the local hard-rock trio Dark Serenity. $7-$10. [venue info]

Bona Sera: Scritch Detroit

Dance party with DJs. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Churchville John Churchville

Local tabla player, accompanied by several musician friends, who plays Indian classical, light classical, fusion, and folk music. [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: Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones

Traditional postwar blues, jump blues, and barroom swing by this acclaimed New Baltimore quartet led by singer-guitarist Deming. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: The Front Men

Detroit vintage-rock band. [venue info]

Mash: Matt Boylan

Covers and originals by this local pop-folk singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Nadim Azzam

Local pop-oriented hip-hop singer-songwriter whose new EP, Here's To Changes Vol. 1, is a collection of songs about love and loneliness he wrote as a troubled teen. [venue info]

Session Room: Corndaddy Corndaddy

Local alt-country band led by singer-songwriters Kevin Brown and Jud Branam whose music filters early 70s country-rock through the influences of bluegrass, power pop, and British Invasion bombast. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Unkle Lay Lee's Moonshine All-Stars

An eclectic mix of music in various genres by this Milan strings & more quintet. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Dave Keeney & Sophia Hanifi

Local husband-and-wife folk-rock duo of guitarist Keeney and vocalist Hanifi. [venue info]

 
 


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