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Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 6, 2018

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 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads. Call if it's raining or the temperatures are below 50.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, 10101 Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 663-5060. [map]

 10-10:30 a.m. & 7-7:30 p.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. except. Sept. 3. 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.

 Noon  Free! 

U-M Center for Japanese Studies Lecture Series.

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Sept. 6, 13, & 27. Talks by visiting scholars. Sept. 6: "Finding a Dream in Adversity." Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan) governor Ikuo Kabashima discusses his upbringing and career. Sept. 13: "The Big House Project: How and Why We Made the Documentary in Observational Method and Style." Filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda discusses his 2017 documentary, made with a crew of students and 2 other professors, and elucidates his "10 Commandments" of observational filmmaking. CJS sponsors a screening of The Big House Sept. 28 (time & location TBA). Sept. 27: TBA.
Noon, 110 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-6307. [map]

 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by local musicians. Sept. 6: Classical guitarist Michael Casher. Sept. 13: Jazz, rock, and pop by veteran local guitarist Jake Reichbart and bassist Nick Calandro. Sept. 20: Classical music quintet CutTime Simfonica. Sept. 27: American Songbook works by a trio of bassist Paul Keller, vocalist Sarah D'Angelo, and pianist James Dapogny.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]

 12:30 p.m. 

Story Time: Domino's Petting Farm.

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Farm staffers read stories to kids ages 1-5, accompanied by a parent.
Domino's Petting Farm, 3001 Earhart Rd. All events free with admission ($6; seniors, $5.40; kids age 23 months & under, free). 998-0182. [map]

 2-3 p.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.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. except Sept. 3 Downtown.

Tues. 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. (except Sept. 3), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.

 2:30-5 p.m. 

"Mindful Self-Compassion Program": Mindfulness with Paulette.

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Mindful Self-compassion (MSC) is an 8-week program that combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion. Learn to respond to difficult situations with more ease, kindness, and understanding. This powerful tool helps develop emotional resilience and enhances emotional well-being. MSC is based on the ground-breaking work of Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer.
The course includes a half-day retreat. Begins Sept 6, 2019.

Please contact Paulette with questions or to register.
Paulette is a founding member of the Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness, trained with Krisitn Neff and Chris Germer, UCSD Medical School.
Gladwin Barn, W. Liberty. $450. 734-276-7707.

 3, 6:15, & 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)., 668-TIME.

 3:15, 6, & 9 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)., 668-TIME.

 3:30 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)., 668-TIME.

 3:45, 6:30, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Juliet, Naked": State Theatre.

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(Jesse Peretz, 2018). Comedy about how a woman's life changes when she meets the obscure musician her boyfriend is obsessed with. Based on the Nick Hornby novel.
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)., 668-TIME.

 4, 7, & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Bookshop": Michigan Theater.

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(Isabel Coixet, 2018). Adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald's novel about a widow whose bookshop opening sparks controversy in a sleepy English village. Emily Mortimer & Bill Nighy.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:15 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Thurs. (except Sept. 26) and Sept. 8, 15, 21, & 22. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows. Rehearsals usually last 1-2 hours.
10:30 a.m. (Sept. 3), 4:45 p.m. (all other Mon.-Thurs. Dates & Sept. 21), 7 a.m. (Sat. game days), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]

 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"West Side Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Moderate-paced 25-mile ride and a slow-paced ride, 13-16 miles, both on the B2B Trail. Now in its 42nd year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
5:30 p.m. sharp, meet in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Broad and Grand, Dexter. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]

 5:45 p.m. 

"Eighth Grade": State Theatre.

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

 5:45 p.m. 

"CXpreX": Ann Arbor Velo Club.

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Aug. 16, 23, & 30 and Sept. 6. Training rides for those interested in cyclo-cross (CX) bicycle racing. CX races typically involve several laps on a short course of pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills, and obstacles that require the rider to dismount quickly and carry the bike while navigating obstructions. Raffles.
5:45 p.m., Hunt Park (Aug. 16 & 23), corner of Spring & Sunset, and Leslie Park (Aug. 30 & Sept. 6), Leslie Park Cir. off Dhu Varren. $20.

 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Benefits of Nature - Hike - Raymond F. Goodrich Preserve: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission / Wandering Washtenaw.

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Go on a walk with Wandering Washtenaw and de-stress! This hike will focus on the powerful effects of getting outside and wandering nature. The Raymond F. GoodRich Preserve offers the perfect environment to escape from the everyday hustle and bustle of your busy life! Don't forget to bring your camera and take a moment to enjoy all that this preserve has to offer. Along with memories and beautiful pictures you will take away a sense of well-being from this hike.
The preserve access point is located on the west side of Dixboro Road in Ann Arbor Township, approximately 0.2 miles south of M-14 and 150 feet north of Overbrook Drive.
Raymond F. Goodrich Preserve, 3685 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Free. Donations accepted. [map]

 6:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Chelsea Gravel Grinder": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Thurs. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 25-55 miles, on dirt roads to various destinations. Bring a cross, mountain, or hybrid bike. Headlights & taillights necessary for early spring rides.
6:15 p.m., meet at Aberdeen Bike & Fitness, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. (517) 285-6830. [map]

 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

ypsiGLOW Community Meeting.

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**This event is held at the Off Center space of the Riverside Arts Center, the doorway just south of the main entrance.**
It's that time again!
ypsiGLOW, the night time street gathering of revelry, creativity and celebration is happening on Friday, October 26th and we want to hear your suggestions about how you'd like to see the event unfold.
This year we're looking for even more partners to share in the fun through artist-led workshops, engaging art installations in business windows/spaces with lots of visibility leading up to and during the event.
We can't wait to make this the most exciting and spectacular ypsiGLOW yet!
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St, Ypsilanti. Free. [map]

 6:30 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]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Annual Members Show and Tell: Huron Hills Lapidary & Mineral Society.

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Club members show and discuss choice specimens from summer rockhounding adventures.
7 p.m., West Side United Methodist Church social hall, 900 S. Seventh St. Free. 665-5574. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Sarah Zettel: Literati Bookstore.

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This award-winning Ypsilanti writer reads from The Other Sister, her new psychological thriller about 2 adult sisters-one reckless and troubled and the other obedient-who form a deadly plan to right the wrongs surrounding the mysterious death of their mother 25 years earlier. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Night": Nicola's Books.

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Performances by 2018 Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam finalists Hasna Ghalib, Aldo Leopoldo Pando Girard, Anika Love, Karley Misek, and Thea Rowe.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.

 7 p.m. 

"Perfect Blue": Fathom Events.

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(Satoshi Kon, 1997). Subtitled (Sept. 6) and dubbed (Sept. 10) screenings of this anime about a rising pop star who's plunged into frenzied paranoia when those around her are murdered.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine Saline (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Sonabai: Another Way of Seeing": Rasa Festival.

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Maine- and California-based art historian Stephen Huyler discusses the current Riverside Art Center exhibit of work by Sonabai Rajawar, an Indian artist who created elaborate folk art murals out of simple materials while imprisoned in her home for decades by her abusive husband. The Rasa Festival includes events on Sept. 11, 15, 21, 22, & 28 and a film festival Sept. 30.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Multipurpose Rm. Free. 223-5615, 327-4200. [map]

 7:15 & 9:30 p.m. 

"Puzzle": Michigan Theater.

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(Marc Turtletaub, 2018). Drama about a suburban mom whose discovery of competitive jigsaw puzzling breaks her out of a humdrum existence.
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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

Shadow League Show: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Thurs. Improv by up-and-coming local troupes, including This Is A Quiz, a group that may or may not incorporate a quiz into its show.
7:30 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $8., (989) 455-4484. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Sept. 6-9. Glenn Bugala directs local actors in Jeffrey Lane's 2004 musical comedy based on the 1988 film about 2 con artists who try to out-con each other in the French Riviera. With a jazzy score by Tony-winning composer David Yazbek. Stars Timothy Ziegler, Dominic Seipenko, Hannah Sparrow, Rob Roy, Zoe Van Slooten, and Jessica Terlep.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.), 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Tickets $28 (seniors, $25; students, $15) in advance at Thurs. tickets purchased at the box office are pay what you can. 971-2228. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

"Haydn: The Seasons, Part 2": People Singing.

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George Dentel directs this 33-voice Ann Arbor-area choir and orchestra in "Autumn," the 2nd part of Haydn's The Seasons, which features exciting hunting and drinking passages. The program also includes sea shanties and Broadway favorites, including music from Jerome Kern's Show Boat.
7:30 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 Scio Church. Free, but donations accepted for Food Gatherers. 829-9981. [map]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

Joseph Gramley: U-M School of Music.

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This U-M percussion professor leads U-M music students in a program TBA. With Colleen Bernstein, Nigel Fernandez, Danielle Gonzalez, and Janet Lu.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Comedy Jamm": Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Every Wed., except Dec. 18 & 25, and Jan. 1 Performances by up to 12 aspiring area stand-up comics. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $5 in advance and at the door. 996-9080. [map]

 8:45 p.m. 

"The Miseducation of Cameron Post": State Theatre.

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(Desiree Akhavan, 2018). Drama, set in 1993, about a teenage girl forced into gay conversion therapy.
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)., 668-TIME.


Nightspots Listings:


Blind Pig: Scissor Now!

Local sax-driven postpunk drum 'n' bass trio. Openers: Damien Done the stage name of postpunk noir-pop singer-songwriter Damien Moyal, former frontman of the 90s hardcore band As Friends Rust, and Vapourbile, experimental drone band. $5. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Slice

East Lansing pop dance quartet. [venue info]

Last Word: The Pherotones

A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Oz's Music Environment: "Guitarist Network."

All guitarists invited for a weekly jam session and group lesson that concludes with a group performance. 7:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Tap Room: Electric Open Mike

Hosted by The Martindales, a local band led by singer- guitarist Brian Brickley that plays blues and rock covers and originals. All electric musicians invited. [venue info]


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