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Calendar of Events

Friday, September 14, 2018






 
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 7 a.m. 

Morning Tai-Chi: Sun Shen.

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Happiness is not a circumstance, it is a cultivation. When you practice Tai-Chi, you get to know a part of you that was hidden and you have been looking for all of your life: the power and potential that your mind and body are really capable of. Classes are held Monday through Friday, 7am to 8:30am. See if it is a right fit for you--enjoy your first week of class for free. Contact Pastor Neuhaus at pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org or 734-845-9786 for more information.
Sun Shen, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $225/month. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Joe's Breakfast Club": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Fri. Slow-paced rides, Slow-paced rides, 20 miles or more, to Dexter and beyond. Breakfast at Riverview Café in Dexter.
10 a.m., Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 476-4944.


 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Interactive Exhibition - Public Works: Toby Millman, multidisciplinary artist": U-M Residential College.

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Toby Millman is a multidisciplinary artist living in Hamtramck, working with printmaking, photography, collage, narrative and book arts. She earned her BA from Hampshire College and her MFA from Stamps School of Art and Design and is currently teaching printmaking and drawing at the Residential College. The prints works in this exhibition are based on extracted imagery from photographs taken around various locales within the past few years, using inanimate forms to allude to issues of safety, comfort and population control. These images include objects designed to modify the ways we navigate or control our environment and include barriers, traffic cones, highway signage all in states of disrepair, disuse, or dysfunction.
You can access the gallery from the door located near the northwest corner of East Quadrangle on East University. That door is open to patrons, students and faculty during the gallery open hours.
RC Art Gallery in East Quadrangle, 701 E. University Ave. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/54265-13563471.html [map]



 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

20th Anniversary Celebration: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Sept. 11-14. All invited. Complete details available at med.umich.edu/community/tswp.

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Sept. 11: "Arts & Eats." Cooking demos include "Risotto & Veggie Carving" (10 a.m.), "Philly Cheese Steak" (noon), and "Taste of Mexico" (3 p.m.).

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Sept. 12: Lectures on "Lessons Learned about Dementia Risk" (10 a.m.), "Taking Care of Our Skin as We Age" (1 p.m.), and "Aging Well with the Cards You've Been Dealt" (3 p.m.).

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Sept. 13: "Rec & Tech." Free 1-on-1 drop-in assistance with computers, email, cell phones, and other tech questions (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Also, a Mah-Jongg Tournament (10 a.m.-noon), Chess Tournament (1-4 p.m.), and Bridge Tournament (noon-4 p.m.). Spectators welcome; preregistration required for participants.

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Sept. 14: "Move Your Body and Celebrate." Open house & live music TBA. Activities include exercise classes (10 a.m., 12:30 & 1:10 p.m.) and cake cutting and remarks (2:30 p.m.).

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10 a.m.-4 p.m., Turner, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free, preregistration required. 998-9353. [map]


 10-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Stories and songs for kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult).

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. 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.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Saline Area Senior Center Bookworm Club.

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All seniors invited to discuss Isabel Vincent's novel Dinner with Edward (Sept. 14) and J.D. Vance's Appalachia memoir Hillbilly Elegy (Oct. 12).
10-11:15 a.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 10 a.m. 

Senior Spelling Bee: Saline Area Senior Center.

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All seniors invited to compete. The winner receives a jar of honey.
10-11:30 a.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Playgroup for kids up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. No older siblings.

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 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.


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies Lecture Series.

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Sept. 14 & 28. Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sept. 14: University of Sydney international relations professor Aim Sinpeng and University of the Philippines Diliman political science professor Aries Arugay on "Facebook, Politics, and Participation in the Philippines." Sept. 28: U-M history postdoc Kevin Ko on "Physiologies of the Flesh: Medical and Moral Matter in Late Colonial Indonesia."
11:30 a.m., 110 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-0352. [map]


 Noon  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]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Creative Break": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Fri. All invited to bring a lunch and participate in a directed craft activity. Sept. 7:Keeping Your Goals Handy. Sept. 14 & 28: Watercolor & Ink Beautiful Blobs. Sept. 21: Abstract Acrylics.
Noon-1 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200.


 Noon  Free! 

"Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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Every Fri. TBE rabbi Josh Whinston leads informal discussions on religion. Bring a bag lunch, if you wish.
Noon, TBE Adult Lounge, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri. except Dec. 24, 28, & 31. All seniors invited to play bridge. Some experience necessary.
12:30-4:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 998-9353. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Little Listeners": Northfield Township Area Library.

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Every Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., families are invited to learn out loud at the library with stories, music, activities and a craft that promotes early literacy for preschoolers. Parent and/or caregivers are encouraged to participate. No registration necessary!
Northfield Township Area Library, 125 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189, Whitmore Lake. Free. 734-449-0066. hmccausland@ntal.org http://www.ntal.org/events.html [map]



 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"U-M DeRoy Visiting Professor Lecture Series-Carmen Bugan": LSA Honors Program.

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At 2 am on 10 March 1983, Carmen Bugan's father left the family home, alone.That afternoon, Carmen returned from school to find secret police in her living room. Her father's protest against the Ceausescu regime in Romania had changed her life forever. Bugan was born in 1970 in Romania and has since lived in the US, Ireland, England, and France. She is the author of three collections of poems: Crossing the Carpathians,The House of Straw, and Releasing the Porcelain Birds; as well as the memoir Burying the Typewriter. Sept.11: Lyric Language & the Language of Oppression. Interface between poetry and politics in language. Sept.14: Private and Public Narratives.(1339 Mason Hall) What happens when private and public identities become conflated because of politics? Sept.25: Writing in-between Languages: Poetry in a Second Language. Poet's relationship with an adopted language. Oct.2: Artistic Distance & the Language of Oppression. Emotional distance in poetry when one has been the victim
U-M Chemistry Building, Rm.1300, 930 N. University. Free. ask.honors@umich.edu [map]


 3 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.


 3:15, 6, & 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.


 3:30-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

20th Anniversary Celebration: U-M Silver Club.

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Show of art by members who have participated over the last 20 years in the club's programs for those with memory loss and dementia. Also, live music, a photo booth, a bean bag toss, Therapaws dogs, and info about Silver Club programs. Refreshments.
3:30-5:30 p.m., Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd., ste. C. Free. 998-9352. [map]


 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 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]


 3:45, 6:30, & 9 p.m. 

"White Boy Rick": State Theatre.

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(Yann Demange, 2018). Biopic about Richard Wershe Jr., who at age 14 became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer, before he was abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison at age 17.
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, & 9:30 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]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Cars on the Green": Dixboro Farmers Market.

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Show of restored cars and other vehicles. Dogs on short leashes welcome. Food available. Rain date: Sept. 21.
4-7 p.m., Dixboro Village Green, 4221 Church. Free, but donations accepted. 707-1607. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Drink & Draw/Imbibe & Inscribe": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. All invited to draw or write. Supplies and writing and drawing prompts provided.
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4:15 & 9:15 p.m. 

"Pick of the Litter": Michigan Theater.

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(Dana Nachman, 2018). Documentary following a litter of puppies as they are trained to become guide dogs for the blind.
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]


 5-9 p.m. 

Just Between Friends Sale.

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Sale of maternity items, baby and children's clothes, toys, and baby gear.
5-9 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), & 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $3 admission on Fri. & Sat.; free admission on Sun. (with many items half price). Free admission tickets available in advance at annarbor.jbfsale.com. (423) 304-1037, 649-5353. [map]


 6 p.m. 

German Dinner: Saline Lindenberg Friendship Committee.

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German dinner including sausages, Black Forest ham, spaetzle, red cabbage, hot German potato salad, fresh veggies, and dessert. To celebrate Saline's German sister city Lindenberg.
6-9 p.m., Saline American Legion, 320 W. Michigan Ave., Saline. Cost TBA. Reservations required. Saline.Lindenberg@gmail.com. [map]


 6 & 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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Every Sun.-Wed. & Fri. All invited to compete in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), booster draft (Fri. 6 p.m.), and modern (Fri. 6:30 p.m., competitive) decks. Also, a competitive draft game on Sundays. Prizes. Bring your own cards.
1 p.m. (Sun.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 & $7.50 (casual), $10 & $15 (competitive), & $10 (booster draft). 786-3746. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"Close Encounters": The Creature Conservancy Fundraiser.

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Under the Radar Michigan (PBS) host Tom Daldin hosts a dinner highlighted by a presentation of exotic animals from the Creature Conservancy and from the Columbus Zoo. Also, wine & beer and a chance to explore the conservancy. Age 21 & over only.
6-9:30 p.m., The Creature Conservancy, 4940 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets $175 in advance only at thecreatureconservancy.org. 929-9324. [map]


 6:15 p.m. 

"The Captain": State Theatre.

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(Robert Schwentke, 2018). Drama based on the true story of a German deserter at the end of WWII who committed war crimes while passing as a Nazi officer. German, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Friday Night Movie for Adults": Dexter District Library.

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Sept. 14: Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson's 2017 drama starring Daniel Day Lewis as a 1950s London dressmaker whose life is disrupted by a strong-willed young woman.

Oct. 12: Mary Shelley, Haifaa Al-Mansour's 2017 biopic about Shelley's affair with poet Percy Shelley that inspired her to write Frankenstein.

Nov. 9: TBA.
6:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 6:45 & 9:45 p.m. 

"A Boy. A Girl. A Dream": Michigan Theater.

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(Qasim Basir, 2018). Ann Arbor native Basir directs this drama about an L.A. club promoter who rediscovers his dreams after meeting a Midwestern woman on the night of the 2016 Presidential election.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Hannah Ensor: Literati Bookstore.

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Note: This event has been rescheduled to Oct. 4. This local poet reads from Love Dream with Television, her debut collection, written in Tucson, Arizona, that "wonders through the ways in which television, film, advertising, sporting events, and celebrity culture weave their ways into our lived experiences," says Ensor. "Tucson and its queers have pushed me to be more in my body, more in conversation with place and spirit and alchemy." Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Mark Webster Reading Series: U-M English Department.

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Readings by U-M creative writing grad students, including prose by Rachel Girty and poetry by Lorenzo Diaz-Cruz.
7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-6330. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Field Hockey.

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Sept. 7: Pacific. 7 p.m.

Sept. 9: Monmouth. Noon.

Sept. 14: Rutgers. 7 p.m.

Sept. 16: CMU. 2 p.m.

Sept. 28: Northwestern. 5 p.m.

Sept. 30: Indiana. 1 p.m.

Oct. 14: Ball State. 1 p.m.

Oct. 21: Ohio State. Noon.

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Various times, Ocker Field, 1202 S. State. Free. 764-0247. [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 p.m. 

"The Greatest Showman" Sing-Along: Michigan Theater.

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A sing-along to the 2017 P.T. Barnum biopic musical that won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Metaphysics, Emotional Intelligence and Intuitive Self Realization": G Arthur Weidman.

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Armchair Philosopher G Arthur Weidman from Kalamazoo, visits Ann Arbor five times during this Fall to present an alternate view of the Universe. Metaphysics teaches us to be in harmony with the Universal Force of Consciousness, and how one can implement the power of Universal forces through Thoughts, Emotions, Beliefs and Expectations. Everything we need to know, is something that is already known intuitively, by virtue of who we already are.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S Main St. Donation. 2695016223. gweidman97@gmail.com [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Kirtan.

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All invited to try kirtan, an ancient yogic spiritual practice that involves singing and chanting. Accompanied by live music on tabla, harmonium, cello, violin, and finger cymbals. The program ends with silent meditation and homemade chai.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill St. Free, but donations accepted. 665-0849. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Monthly Meet & Greet: Professional Volunteer Corps.

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The Professional Volunteer Corps holds its monthly meeting, social, and orientation for new members on the second Friday of every month. PVC welcomes singles 25 or older who would like to help out local non-profits and have some fun while you're at it. We schedule 2-3 volunteer opportunities and 2-3 social events each month. Participation is flexible. You are welcome to attend and check us out! Check out our web site for directions or more information.
NEW Center, 1100 North Main St. Free. pvc_a2@email.com a2pvc.org [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Metaphysics and Emotional Intelligence": Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room.

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Talk by Kalamazoo-based holistic practitioner Gary Weidman. Aug. 10 & 24 topic: "Belief can be either empowering or disempowering." Topic for Sept. 24 & 28: "It is impossible to be disconnected from Source."
7:30-9 p.m., 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757. [map]


 8-11 p.m. 

Advanced English Dance: Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Local callers lead dances they learned over the summer to live music. This is the 14th Annual "What We Learned on Our Summer Vacations" program. For experienced dancers.
8-11 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse (off S. State across from the airport). $12 (members, $10). (248) 288-4737. [map]


 8-11 p.m. 

She-Bop at Zal Gaz Grotto: Laurie Lounsbury.

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She-Bop will be performing at Zal Gaz Grotto Friday, September 14 from 8 to 11 p.m.
Band members include: Laurie Lounsbury, Elizabeth Royce, Morgan LaMonica, John Rasmussen, Al Kalaf and Kinks Heiss.
Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W Stadium Blvd. $5. (734) 663-1202. laurie.lounsbury@gmail.com shebopa2.com [map]



 8 p.m. 

The Second City: The Ark.

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Sept. 14 & 15. One of the longest-running comedy improv groups in the country, Chicago's popular Second City troupe lampoons contemporary political, cultural, and social events in an evening of short sketches.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $36 (students with ID, $26) in advance at MUTO Underground (at the Michigan League) and theark.org, and (if available) at the door. 761-1451. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Back to School Special": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Fri. The League of Pointless Improvisers performs sketches based on audience members' best and worst memories of school (gathered at the beginning of the show). They also do "water form," Pointless's own long-form improv style. The program begins with a set by a guest improv troupe TBA.
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. 

"Milvotchkee, Visconsin": Kickshaw Theatre.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 13-Oct. 7.Lynn Lammers directs this local professional theater company in highly regarded Cleveland-bred playwright Laura Jacqmin's surreal 2013 drama that unfolds from the perspective of a woman with Alzheimer's. Praised for her humor and deft handling of complex themes, Jacqmin "has a gift for barbed, realistic, character-defining and plot-enhancing dialogue," says a Chicago Theater Beat review.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 4 p.m. (Sun.), Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport. Tickets $25 (students, $10) in advance at kickshawtheatre.org, by phone, & at the door. kickshawtheatre@gmail.com, (888) 718-4253. [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]



 9 p.m.-midnight 

"Friday Night Swing": Ann Arbor Swing Dance Association/Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance.

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Every Fri. Lindy hop, East Coast swing, Charleston, and Balboa dancing to music spun by DJs. No partner needed. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a free beginner lesson and occasionally followed at midnight by blues dancing.
9 p.m.-midnight, Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. $5 (students with ID, $4; $1 discount for AACTMAD members). (847) 757-0942. [map]


 9:30 p.m. 

"Dazed and Confused": State Theatre.

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(Richard Linklater, 1993). Stoner comedy set around the lives of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in 1976.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Anthony Retka & Kate Hinote

Singer-songwriter duo of Tone & Niche frontman Retka and singer- songwriter Hinote, the frontwoman of the Detroit folk-noir Americana band the Blueflowers. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Naughty Professor

Horn-driven jazz-funk with a decidedly contemporary edge by this New Orleans sextet that's known for its explosive live performances. $12 ($14 at the door). [venue info]

Bona Sera: "Friends with Benefits Dance Party"

Dance party with DJs and live local rock bands TBA. A benefit for a charity TBA. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Matt Styles

DJ with an eclectic mix of music. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Mike Gentry

Local pop-folk singer-songwriter whom longtime Guitar Player editor Jas Obrecht praises as "brilliant at coffeehouse-approved acoustic music, blistering hard rock, and most styles in between." [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: L'USA

Veteran Royal Oak dance band. [venue info]

Live: Mystery Hillbillies Mystery Hillbillies

Honky-tonk, rockabilly, Western swing, and vintage country band from Winston-Salem (NC), fronted by singer-guitarist (and Michigan native) Michelle Belanger. 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Live: Mystery Hillbillies Mystery Hillbillies

Honky-tonk, rockabilly, Western swing, and vintage country band from Winston-Salem (NC), fronted by singer-guitarist (and Michigan native) Michelle Belanger. 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Chris Canas Band

Detroit blues band fronted by young blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas. [venue info]

Mash: Rick Straub

Acoustic covers of singer-songwriter pop-folk and folk-rock by this Northville singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: James Henes

Local alternative rock band led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Henes. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: She-Bop She-Bop

She-Bop is a local girl-group-style trio of lead vocalist Elizabeth Royce, singer-guitarist Laurie Lounsbury, and singer-French hornist Morgan Lamonica. With With guitarist Johnny Rasmussen, bassist Al Kalaf, and drummer Kinks Heiss. 8-11 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Eastward Bound

Duo of Luti Erbeznik and John Finan. Erbeznik is a Milford singer- songwriter and guitarist who sings in a voice that's been compared to Nick Drake and whose music blends American folk, rock, and pop forms with the rhythms and colorings of the music of his native Yugoslavia. Finan is a Canton singer-songwriter who writes country- tinged folk-pop. [venue info]

 
 


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