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Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 8, 2018






 
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 7 a.m.  Free! 

All Breed Agility Trials: Ann Arbor Dog Training Club.

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Sept. 7-9. Dog trainers from throughout the Midwest and Canada lead their animals through an obstacle course and jumps of various heights. Spectators welcome.
7 a.m.-around 4 p.m., Ann Arbor Dog Training Club, 1575 E. North Territorial Rd, Whitmore Lake. Free to spectators. 995-2801. [map]


 7 a.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]


 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.


 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]


 9-11 a.m. 

"Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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It's important to provide regular, basic wellness services for your pets to protect them from unnecessary illnesses.That's why the Humane Society of Huron Valley Veterinary Clinic offers low-cost vaccinations, wellness testing, and prevention products for all public cats and dogs at our Low Cost Vaccination Clinics.*
Pricing for Low Cost Clinics:
Rabies & Distemper Combo - $25
Rabies ONLY - $15
Distemper ONLY - $15
Bordetella - $20 (dogs only)
Feline Leukemia Vaccine - $20 (cats only - must provide proof of a negative test within the past month.)
FeLV/FIV Test - $30 (cats only)
Heartworm Test - $20 (dogs only)
24PetWatch Microchip ID - $25 (dogs) and $15 (cats)
Heartworm, flea and tick preventative offered at very low prices!
You do not need an appointment to attend the HSHV Low Cost Vaccination Clinic. Please bring your dogs on a non-retractable leash and all cats must be in a carrier.
*Though our Low Cost Vaccination Clinics are appropriate for most dogs and cats,
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. 734-662-4365. clinic@hshv.org www.hshv.org/clinic [map]



 9 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Eco-Restoration Workday: U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum.

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Sept. 8 & 15. 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 (Sept. 8), 1610 Washington Hts., & Matthaei (Sept. 15), 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free (metered parking at Matthaei). Preregistration required by phone or email. tgriffit@umich.edu, 647-8528. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Stories & Songs in Spanish": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Spanish-language songs and stories for babies & preschoolers by local music and language educator Yolanda Borrás.
10-11 a.m., AADL Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 E. Eisenhower (between Stone School & Packard). Free. 327-4200. [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.-noon  Free! 

"An Introduction to Meditation": Ann Arbor Karma Thegsum Choling.

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Whether you think you may want to follow the Buddhist path, or simply want to learn to meditate to gain the benefits of increased mindfulness, stability and awareness, this session will give you the tools to develop a regular sitting meditation practice of your own. Led by Lama Nancy Burks, the morning will include instruction, practice, and discussion.
Ann Arbor Karma Thegsum Choling, 614 Miner St. Free. Donation. 734-678-7549. nburks.61053@yahoo.com annarborktc.org [map]



 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Game Day Charity Beer Garden": Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Game days just got better with a food truck rally & craft drafts at the Charity Beer Garden benefiting the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor!
Held every University of Michigan home football game day at Stadium Club, Ann Arbor (327 East Hoover). The comfortable garden atmosphere just 450 feet from the stadium features local food trucks and craft beers.
CHECK CHARITYBEERGARDEN.COM FOR TIMES AND FEATURED BEERS!
Proceeds from beer sales go to supporting the Cancer Support Community's mission to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. The Cancer Support Community is a resource for education and information, and a place to gain support - all in an environment of acceptance and hope.
Stadium Club, Ann Arbor, 327 East Hoover. Free. 734-975-2500. erin@cancersupportannarbor.org charitybeergarden.com [map]
 



 10 a.m.-noon 

"Laser Cut Jewelry Workshop": TinkerTech.

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Make a wooden pendant or pair of earrings using laser cut geometric shapes or letters. Engrave them with your name and a message to mom, or someone you love-including yourself! Learn the basics of how to cut and engrave on a laser cutter and go home with a pendant or pair of earrings that you designed.
Students will learn the processes for preparing artwork for cutting and etching on the laser cutter and see their jewelry design cut from maple, cherry, or walnut. Students will then learn how to sand and oil their work and how to attach jewelry hardware for a finished product.
This workshop is open to anyone 8 and up. However, children under 12 must be accompanied by a separately registered adult.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $30. 734-707-8019. kristy@tinkertech.io http://tinkertech.io/event/workshop-laser-cut-jewelry/ [map]



 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 

66th Annual Book Sale: AAUW-Ann Arbor Scholarship Fundraiser.

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Sept. 7-9. This community institution, one of the largest book sales in the country, offers CDs, DVDs, sheet music and printed scores, and thousands of books sorted by subject and sold at feeding-frenzy prices starting at $1. Half price on Saturday and $8 a bag or $15 for two bags (bags provided) on Sunday. Early bird sale, 8-10 a.m. Friday ($15 admission).
10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free admission. (844) 973-6287. [map]


 10 a.m.-noon 

Book Sale: Friends of the Saline District Library.

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Used books & other items.
10 a.m.-noon, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. $5 for a bag of books; 2nd bag free. 429-5450. [map]


 10 a.m. 

Rolling Hills Doggy Dip: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Join us for a pup-tacular time at our annual Doggy Dip!
This event is always held the Saturday and Sunday after Labor Day. The pool is closed to humans, but your furry, four-legged friends are welcome to come enjoy the water!
Register at parksonline.ewashtenaw.org!
Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $5/dog. 734-484-9676. boumar@washtenaw.org https://www.washtenaw.org/653/Doggy-Dip [map]


 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Used Book Sale: Friends of the Chelsea District Library.

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Sale of gently used paperback and hard-cover books. Also, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and more. Fill a bag for $5.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., CDL basement, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free admission. 475-8732. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Booktoberfest!": Literati Bookstore.

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Book industry experts from around the country offer advice for writers. Also, family-friendly fun and educational activities, music, beer, and brats. Partial proceeds benefit 826 Michigan.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., 7300 West Joy Rd., Dexter. $5 (kids age 16 & under, $2.50) in advance at thomsonshore.com/booktoberfest. 585-5567. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Critters Up Close!": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Sept. 8 & 9. Leslie Science & Nature Center staff show live animals. Also, animal-oriented hands-on activities. This month's featured critters are arachnids. Note: Saturday's program includes a midday "Animal Naptime" break when the animals get tired.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM Michigan Nature Gallery, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 10 a.m. 

"Doggy Dip": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Sept. 8 & 9. All dog owners invited to bring their dogs to the water park for a swim.
10 a.m. (Sat.) & 11 a.m. (Sun.), Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. $5 per dog in advance at washtenaw.org/653/Doggy-Dip. 484-9676. [map]


 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Grandparent Day Craft": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft activity for kids in grades K-4.
10-11 a.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Watkins Lake Trail Run": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Sarah Felder leads a 6-mile run; or choose your own distance for a self-guided run. All ages & abilities welcome. Snacks & water provided.
10 a.m., Watkins Lake State Park, Arnold Rd. (north off Horning, off Herman Rd., 2 miles west of Manchester). Free; $10 state recreation passport required. 971-6337.


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

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. Kids welcome.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [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.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 8-Oct. 28, and every Wed.-Fri. beginning Sept. 28. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, and much more. New this year: a Corn Queen Combine playground. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, paintball, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wed.-Fri.), Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $17.99 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $13.99 (babies, free). 390-9211. [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.


 11 a.m. 

Wiard's Orchards & Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Fun for the entire family! Wiard's Country Fair offers: U Pick Apples and Pumpkins, Fresh Cider and Donuts , Corn Maze, Mini Golf, Pony Rides, Wagon Rides through Valley View Western Town, Fire Engine Rides, Valley View Mountain Slides, Animal Petting Farm, Paintball, Inflatables, Country Store and More!
Wiard's Orchards, Inc., 5565 Merritt Rd. Varies check website. 734-482-7744. rtimbers@wiards.com www.wiards.com [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 

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]


 Noon 

U-M Football vs. WMU.

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Noon, Michigan Stadium. Tickets $65-$90 at (866) 296-MTIX and stubhub.com/michigan-football-tickets. 764-0247. [map]


 12:45-2:45pm  Free! 

Monthly Meeting: Citizens' Climate Lobby - Ann Arbor chapter.

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Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. It is the most focused and influential organization working on national climate policy. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions.
Ann Arbor District Library - 3rd floor Freespace room, 343 S. 5th Ave. Free. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org http://annarborccl.org [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 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Men's Rugby.

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The U-M city team (which includes townies as well as U-M grad students, faculty, and staff) plays Midwest Rugby Union rivals.

Sept. 8: Toledo.

Sept. 15: Detroit RFC.

Sept. 15 (11 a.m., U-M Mitchell Field, Fuller Rd.): Old Boys Weekend. The current team plays a team of U-M rugby alumni in the annual Olde Blue Alumni Match.

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1 p.m., Lillie Park (except as noted), 4365 Platt. michiganrugby.org. Free. 417-4534. [map]


 1-5 p.m. 

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

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Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off the African warthogs Sophia and Piki Piki (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]


 1 & 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Paint Along with Bob Ross": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 9-adult invited to paint along to an episode of Ross's iconic 1980s PBS TV show, The Joy of Painting. Materials provided; wear an old shirt or apron, if you like. No prior experience required.
1 & 3 p.m. (choose one session), AADL Downtown Secret Lab & multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m. 

Family Campout: Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.

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Families invited to bring tents, sleeping bags, and lawn chairs for this overnight campout that includes fishing, crafts, nature programs, a bonfire, marshmallow roasting, and more.
2 p.m. until Sunday morning, Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings (north off North Territorial), Dexter. $8 per person camping fee. $6 vehicle entry fee. Preregistration required. pahlj@ewashtenaw.org; 449-4437, ext. 201. [map]


 2-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Rainbow Ribbon Dancer": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grade K-5 invited to attach lengths of colorful ribbon to a bracelet to wear while dancing.
2-3 p.m., AADL Traverwood. Free. 327-4200.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Sampler": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Every Sat. Docent-led tours of the museum, including "Highlights of the Kelsey Museum" (Sept. 1), "Egypt and the Egyptians" (Sept. 8), "Pompeii and the Bay of Naples" (Sept. 15), "Archaeology" (Sept. 22), and "Newberry Hall and the Tiffany Window" (Sept. 29).
2-3 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.


 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

"Hand Balancing & Contortion for Ages 8-17": A2 Aviary.

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This all-level class is designed for active young people (ages 8-17) to build the courage for inversions and the strength to stay upside down. Students will learn to balance on their hands, create absurd shapes, and find their bendiest self. Each class includes 15-20 minutes of warm-up and stretching, followed by practicing hand balancing and contortion fundamentals. This is not a drop in class, all student MUST please register via the Aviary's website before arriving to the studio.
The Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk St, Suite A. $15. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/ [map]


 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.


 2:30-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Board Game Afternoon": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to play board games in the AADL collection, including Oregon Trail, Ticket to Ride, Yeti in My Spaghetti, Dominion, Sushi Go, Stratego, Grand Austria Hotel, Space Team, & more. Bring your own, if you wish.
2:30-5:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3, 6:30, 9:30, & 11:45 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.


 3-5 p.m. 

"Cheese 101": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Discussion & tastings of the 7 major varieties of cheese, with bread and other accompaniments.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $40. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 3:15, 6, 9, & 11:30 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 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.


 3:45, 6:15 & 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"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]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Sing, Unburied, Sing": In Good Company African American Book Club.

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All invited to discuss Jesmyn Ward's highly acclaimed 2017 novel about 3 generations of a family in rural Mississippi.
4 p.m., Nicola's Books, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.


 4:30-6 p.m.  Free! 

Kerrytown BookFest Reception: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Announcement of the winners of Kerrytown BookFest Cover Contest. Also, the grand opening of an AADL exhibit showcasing entries in the contest. In conjunction with the 16th annual Kerrytown BookFest (see 9 Sunday listing). Also, live music by local ensemble Horizon Strings and refreshments.
4:30-6 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th floor. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 4:45, 7:30, & 10:45 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5, 7:45, & 11 p.m. 

"The Wife": Michigan Theater.

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(Björn Runge, 2018). Drama about the self-effacing wife of the Great American Novelist who reaches her breaking point when he's awarded the Nobel Prize. Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce.
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]


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bluegrass Gospel Jam Session.

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Mark and Claudia Aills are joined by other local string musicians for a program of bluegrass and country gospel tunes.
6-8:30 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free, but donations accepted for Dexter Senior Center. 878-1078. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"Up Close & Personal Solo Performance by Laith Al-Saadi!": Lone Oak Vineyard Estate.

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Wow!! Laith Al-Saadi is kicking off the fall 2018 Candlelight Dinner Concert series!!! This will be an up close and personal, acoustic solo performance by an unforgettable artist! In 2016, Laith Al-Saadi won America's hearts and a spot in the finale of NBC's "The Voice." Now he's poised to bring his authentic blend of blues, soul and classic rock to audiences around the nation and the world. Laith Al-Saadi has always had the perfect combination of Midwestern hustle and incredible musical chops - honed at the University of Michigan school of music in his hometown of Ann Arbor, and on stages across the country working with legends like Taj Mahal, Luther Allison, Buddy Guy, Son Seals, Gregg Allman and B.B. King.
There are only 42 seats in this intimate venue, so reservations are a MUST. $90 per person INCLUDES DINNER and SHOW. Menu: BBQ Baby Back Ribs or Shrimp Scampi. *Special dietary needs can be accommodated. Call now to reserve your seats!
Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, 8400 Ann Arbor Rd, Grass Lake. $90 for dinner and show. 5175228167. dlbarber1@aol.com www.loneoakvineyards.com [map]



 6:45 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). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7 & 10 p.m. 

Hasan Minhaj: Live Nation.

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This stand-up comedian, a former Daily Show correspondent, is known for his anecdotes about growing up as the son of Muslim immigrants in mostly white Davis, CA, after 9/11. Skewing both the stereotype of the eternally optimistic immigrant and the idea that we're living in a "post-racial" society, Minhaj uses pointedly cheerful irony to find the so-called "silver linings" in everyday incidents of Islamophobia and xenophobia. He hosted the 2017 White House Correspondents Dinner, and his 1st comedy special, Homecoming King, won a 2018 Peabody Award.
7 & 10 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $29.50-$74.50 in advance at ticketmaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets, & at the door. (800) 745-3000. [map]


 7 p.m. 

U-M Volleyball.

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Aug. 31: Cleveland State. 7 p.m.

Sept. 1: EMU. Noon.

Sept. 1: Harvard. 7 p.m.

Sept. 4: Valparaiso. 7 p.m.

Sept. 7: Oakland. 1 p.m.

Sept. 7: Louisiana State. 7 p.m.

Sept. 8: Colorado State. 7 p.m.

Sept. 14: Notre Dame. 7 p.m.

Sept. 28: Rutgers. 7 p.m.

Sept. 30: Penn State. 1 p.m.

Oct. 5: Purdue. 9 p.m.

Oct. 6: Indiana. 7 p.m.

Oct. 26: Wisconsin. 8 p.m.

Nov 7: Maryland. 7 p.m.

Nov 10: Nebraska. 7 p.m.

Nov. 21: Northwestern 7 p.m.

Nov 24: MSU. 7 p.m.

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Various times., Cliff Keen Varsity Arena, S. State at Hoover. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). Tickets for MSU, Penn State, & Nebraska matches are all $8. 764-0247.


 7:30 p.m. 

2nd Saturday Contra Dance Party: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Megan Wilson calls to live music by the Stout Hearted String Band. Wear loose fitting clothing and comfortable shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a beginner lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse. $11 (members, $10; age 29 & under, $5). 945-1343. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

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

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All age 12 & up invited to color while interacting with adoptable cats. Snacks, soda, and coloring supplies provided.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $10. Preregistration recommended at tinylions.org/coloringwithcats. 661-3575. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Moondrunk Madness": Arbor Opera Theater.

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Sept. 7 & 8. Austin Stewart directs this polished local opera company in 2 monodramas (works with a single actor): Arnold Schoenberg's chamber masterpiece Pierrot Lunaire, an atonal song setting of 21 poems by Symbolist poet Albert Giraud, starring the hero-fool Pierrot, and Peter Maxwell Davies' Eight Songs for a Mad King, a raucous, ravaged, and sometimes gurgling musical representation of a mad George III's efforts to teach caged birds to sing. Stars soprano Amy Petrongelli and baritone John Daugherty. Accompanied by the local ĂPEX Contemporary Performance chamber sextet.
7:30 p.m., Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $10-$25 (students, $8-$15) in advance at a2tix.com/events/moondrunk-madness-a-duo-of-monodramas. 707-1021. [map]



 7:45 p.m.  Free! 

University Lowbrow Astronomers.

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A chance to join local astronomy buffs for a look at the sky through instruments. Participants encouraged to bring their own telescopes. Visitors must turn off all electronic equipment (car radios, transmitters, phones, etc.) at the observatory entrance. Canceled if sky is overcast at sunset or if the weather is extremely inclement. If in doubt, call 975-3248 after 4 p.m. day of event.
Sunset-12:30 a.m. or as long as the sky remains clear, Peach Mountain Observatory, North Territorial Rd. (about 1 1⁄4 miles west of Hudson Mills Metropark), Dexter. Free. 975-3248.


 8-10 p.m. 

PATH: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth Cafe 704 Coffeehouse.

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Veteran local singer-songwriter Scott McWhinney, who accompanies himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica, is joined by guitarists Chris Hedly and Jose Diaz and mandolinist Tim Prosser to perform McWhinney's well-crafted soul-inflected pop-folk songs.
8-10 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $8 ($15 for 2). 665-0409. [map]


 8 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 a2ct.org. Thurs. tickets purchased at the box office are pay what you can. 971-2228. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Hear My Everything": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Jazz standards and love songs by renowned Detroit jazz vocalist Joan Belgrave, an Ann Arbor native who has performed everything from soul and R&B to rock and blues. "Belgrave's voice is so soothing and sexy, she could give a pit bull goose bumps," says Metro Times critic Charles Latimer. With pianist Michael Jellick, bassist Ibrahim Jones, and drummer Brandon Williams.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$35 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com/events/joan-belgrave-hear-my-everything. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
 


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. Comedic improv by experienced local performers.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"The Totalitarians": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 7-30. Carla Milarch directs the Michigan premiere of San Francisco-based playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's 2014 political satire about a high-strung campaign manager trying to make her client-a character based on Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann-a viable candidate for lieutenant governor of Nebraska. "Nachtrieb's script elevates the cliché of bloviating politicians by peppering in actual jokes," says a Springs on Stage (Colorado Springs) review. "It's The West Wing meets The Devil's Advocate, in the weirdest way possible." Cast: Diane Hill, Connor Forrest Hutchings, Tory Matsos, and Joe Zarrow.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), The Yellow Barn, 416 W. Huron. Tickets (if available) are $22 or pay what you can afford, in advance at theatrenova.org and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]



 8:45 p.m. 

"Madeline's Madeline": State Theatre.

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(Josephine Decker, 2018). The boundaries between performance and reality collapse when a theater director pushes her teenage star to mine her troubled home life for inspiration.
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.


 9:30 p.m. 

The Macpodz and DJ Cataclysmic Back to School Special: The Macpodz.

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Jazz critics call the Macpodz a rock band, rock critics call them a funk band, and funk critics are shaking their faces too hard to write anything coherent. Ann Arbor's perseverant party animals present their back-to-school special with DJ Cataclysmic, bringing thumping bass and screaming horns from 9:30 PM doors until they throw us out of the place!
The Blind Pig is alive and well and the Macpodz have warded away the demons for another season. Bandleader and bassist Brennan Andes returns from Luke Winslow King's summer tour, keyboardist Jesse Clayton breaks out from the LA movie studios, drummer Griffin Bastian takes a hiatus from nursing school in Kansas City, and trumpeter Ross Huff drinks lots of coffee and writes this press release. Sean Duffy supplies vocal expertise and DJ Cataclysmic, Jacoby Simmons, will glue the whole thing together with beats, tracks and mixes.
It will be a night of celebration of and for the community!
Blind Pig, 208 S. First St. $10. 7342741428. themacpodz.com [map]




 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Rum Fit Mosey

Self-styled "spooky, sultry soul ballads" by this pop-folk singer- songwriter from Toronto. [venue info]

Blind Pig: The Macpodz

Immensely popular veteran local jam band that plays an invigorating mix of R&B, soul, rock, and hard jazz it calls "disco bebop." With guest DJ Cataclysmic. $10. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: The Blackjack Band

Classic rock band from Westland. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Mark Jewett and Tim Monger

Jewett is a ocal Americana pop-rock singer- songwriter who recently released the CD Love Has No Heart of Its Own, and Monger is an engaging veteran local singer-songwriter-guitarist whose pop- rock Americana fuses high lonesome tunes with evocative tales drawn from ordinary life. [venue info]

Guy Hollerin's: Saints of Soul

Detroit R&B, soul, and funk septet fronted by vocalist Sorilbran Stone. [venue info]

Mash: Detroit's Own Soul Purpose Detroit's Own Soul Purpose

An eclectic mix of genres from funk and blues-rock to hard country by this Westland quintet fronted by vocalist Carol Holmes. [venue info]

Mash: The George and Laura Duo The George and Laura Duo

Funky soul and R&B by the duo of vocalist Laura Rain and her husband, guitarist George Friend. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Session Room: Sweet Melissa

High-energy local dance quintet fronted by Georgia-bred vocalist Melissa Bruzzano whose music blends rock, funk, urban, Americana, and other genres. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Tim Prosser

A mix of folk and pop covers and originals by this local singer- mandolinist, who is joined by guest musicians TBA. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: 18 Strings

Local ensemble plays a mix of alt-country, country-rock, and straight country. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: The Potter's Field

Americana roots duo of singer-songwriters Rochelle Clark of Chelsea and John Natiw of Canton. [venue info]

 
 


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