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Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 15, 2018

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 7 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Chicken Run: Old St. Patrick's Church.

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Half marathon (8 a.m.), 12-km run (9 a.m.), and 5-km run/walk (10 a.m.) over country roads, with trophies for overall male & female winners, and medals for 1st-3rd place male & female winners. Also, a 1-mile fun run (11 a.m.). Lawn games. Chicken dinners ($10) available.
7 a.m.-1 p.m., Old St. Pat's fairgrounds, 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd. at Northfield Church Rd. $35 (half marathon), $30 (12-km), $25 (5-km), $15 (mile) in advance at, $40 (half marathon), $35 (12-km), $30 (5-km), $20 (mile) day of race. 662-8141. [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]

 9-10 a.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Community Forum": Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss issues affecting the City of Chelsea as well as Lima, Lyndon, and Sylvan Townships. Topics chosen by those in attendance.
9-10 a.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [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., 647-8528. [map]

 9 a.m.-5 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 (423) 304-1037, 649-5353. [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.
9 a.m., Barton Nature Area parking lot, W. Huron River Dr. near Bird Rd. Free. 476-4944.

 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Online Maps": MacTechnics.

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Group members discuss Google Maps, MapQuest, and other apps for tracking walks, hikes, bike rides, train trips, and more. Also, a discussion of GPS and how to use maps for navigation, exploration, finding local stores and services, planning routes, and turn-by-turn directions. The program begins with a Q&A 9-11 a.m. for Mac questions of any kind.
9 a.m.-1 p.m., NEW Center, 1100 N. Main. Free. [map]

 9-10:30 a.m. 

"Yoga Out Yonder": Breathe Yoga.

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A 45-minute guided trail hike through the Waterloo Recreation Area interspersed with breaks for yoga postures. Yoga mats, water, and snack provided. Beginners welcome. Children ages 10+ welcome with a caregiver.
9-10:30 a.m., meet at the Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. $20 cash only payable at the event. Preregistration required.; 627-7558. [map]

 9:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Revival Nine": Ann Arbor Aglow Lighthouse.

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Word in Season Ministry (Livonia) founder Galena Conatser discusses 9 elements of a revival, as outlined in the book of Acts. Refreshments. Aglow is an international Christian organization.
9:30 a.m.-noon, 340 WCC Liberal Arts Bldg., 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. (248) 437-9277. [map]

 9:45 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Motivating Voters: How Non-Partisan and Partisan Groups Get Out the Vote": Public Citizens of Washtenaw.

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All invited to join a discussion with leaders of several local campaigns to brainstorm ways to coordinate get-out-the-vote efforts. Refreshments. The program begins with coffee & socializing.
9:45 a.m.-noon, U-M Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. Free. 484-1628. [map]

 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

"Intro to Arduino Workshop": TinkerTech.

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Program the world around you with the Arduino microcontroller. This device was designed for those with no programming experience, so even if you've never programmed anything before, this workshop is for you. If you already have some programming experience, consider our Arduino Sensor Lab workshop.
Ages: 12 years through Adult
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $45. 734-707-8019. [map]

 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Exotic Plant Sale: Michigan Cactus & Succulent Society/Southeast Michigan Bromeliad Society.

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Sept. 15 & 16. Show and sale of bromeliads, cacti, succulents, and air plants. Also, a sale of growing supplies, books, art prints, and note cards.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free admission; metered parking. (248) 380-7359. [map]

 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

September Special Books Sale: Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library.

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September Sale of Special Books, high quality, special interest, hard to find. Hundreds of fine books at exceptional prices!
Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch Multi-purpose Room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 734-332-7774. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

Tractor Pull: Michigan Tractor Pullers Association.

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Sept. 1 & 15. A day of old-time tractor-pullin' fun, with farm stock, classic, and antique classes, as well as 4WD pickups. The vehicles pull against a weight transfer machine that makes the weight heavier as the pull progresses. Particularly exciting is the rowdy farm stock class, which has no speed limit out of the gate. "We go as fast as our horsepower allows," says an organizer. Concessions.
9 a.m. (Sept. 1), & 10 a.m. (Sept. 15), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free admission. 429-3145. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Junior Naturalist: Michigan's Feathered Travelers": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a hike for kids ages 7-12 to look at birds. Bring your own field guide and binoculars, if you have them (some provided).
Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings, Dexter. Preregistration required at Free; $6 vehicle entry fee. 971-6337. [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)., 276-2514. [map]

 10-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local yoga instructor Marlene McGrath shows expecting and new mothers some basic yoga moves.
10-11 a.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200. [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]

 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 

6th Annual Ann Arbor Russian Festival: St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church.

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Sept. 15 & 16. Russian food and drinks, including blini, shashlik (kebab), pelmeni (dumplings), Russian potato salad, and more. Live entertainment by the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet, Michigan singer-songwriter Lawrence "Doc" Probes, balalaika player Michael Pastukhov, the St. Vladimir Dance Group, and others. Also, a tearoom with Russian sweets, an infused vodka tasting (Sun. 2:30 p.m.), church tours, a sale of Russian souvenirs, and a kids corner with a bounce house, playground, coloring, games, and ice cream.
11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.) & 1-7 p.m. (Sun.), St. Vladimir Church, 9900 Jackson, Dexter. Free admission. 475-4590, [map]

 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

7th Annual Taste Of Health: Grass Lake Sanctuary.

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Let food transform how you feel!
*Taste & discover gourmet plant-based recipes.
*Enjoy inspiring Talks & Demos in a peaceful nature setting.
*Learn why foods like Brazil nuts help lower anxiety.
*Sample amazing vegan chocolate treats!
*Get the scoop on herbal teas for health, mood & personality.
*Raffles for healthy gift baskets, body care & cooking items!
*And Much More!
To register or for more info, visit:
All proceeds benefit Grass Lake Sanctuary.
Grass Lake Sanctuary, 18580 Grass Lake Road, Manchester. $25 before Aug 31st // $35 after Aug 31st. [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! 

Teen Advisory Group: Dexter District Library.

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All youth in grades 7-12 invited to brainstorm about new programs, book selections, and volunteer opportunities. Pizza.
DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. Preregistration required. 426-4477. [map]

 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. [map]

 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"7th Annual Taste of Health": Grass Lake Sanctuary Fundraiser.

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Talks and demos on food-related issues, plant-based food samples & recipes, raffles, and more.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Grass Lake Sanctuary, 18580 Grass Lake Rd., Manchester. $35 in advance & at the door., [map]

 Noon-6 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.
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. [map]


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]

 12:55 p.m. 

"Dragon Ball Z: Broly--the Legendary Super Saiyan": Fathom Events.

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(Shigeyasu Yamauchi, 1993). Dubbed (Sept. 15) and subtitled (Sept. 17) screenings of this anime about an epic battle to determine the fate of a planet.
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).

 12:55 p.m. 

"Moses": Fathom Events.

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Sept. 13 & 15. Broadcast of a Sight & Sound Theatres (Lancaster, PA, and Branson, MO) production of this drama about the Biblical story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt. The production uses massive sets, lots of special effects, and live animals.
6:30 p.m. (Thurs.) & 12:55 p.m. (Sat.), Ann Arbor 20+IMAX, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50 (seniors, $10.50; kids, $9.50) in advance at 973-8424. [map]

 1 p.m. 

"Crafternoon!": SCRAP Box.

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Join us for another Saturday CRAFTERNOON!
This edition will feature Back to School Binder Design. $5 gets you a binder and all the supplies you need to make it your own for the school year.
Add your name, make a collage, draw something awesome, its up to you!
Bring your own binder and use our supplies if there's one you've been dying to get creative with.
SCRAP Box, 581 State Circle. $5. 7342185620. [map]

 1 p.m.  Free! 

Tequila Mockingbirds: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission "Music in the Park"

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Motown hits and classic and contemporary pop and rock by this Detroit-area duo. Also, lawn games. Bring a picnic, if you wish. Concessions available.
1 p.m., Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free; $6 vehicle entry fee. 484-9676. [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]

 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Exploring Citizen Science": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grade 6-adult invited to learn how to contribute to real scientific research through online platforms, including Zooniverse and SciStarter.
1-2:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. 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, 5:15, 8:15, & 11:45 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)., 668-TIME.

 2:45, 5:45, 8:45, & 11:30 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 p.m.  Free! 

"Play 4 Peace": Apple Playschools.

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Come celebrate peace, creativity, and authentic childhood with Apple Playschools and the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice. Enjoy Ypsilanti's beautiful Riverside Park while partaking in the creation of your own peace flags, making giant bubbles, singing in community, sharing stories, releasing peace lanterns, yoga, and much much more.
Riverside Park, 2 East Cross Street, Ypsilanti. Free. [map]

 3-4:30 p.m. 

Nature Programs: Waterloo Recreation Area.

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Sept. 15, 22, & 29 and Oct. 6 & 27 (3-4:30 p.m.): "Arrows Away." All adults and youth age 8 & up invited to learn the basics of archery.


Sept. 22 (9-10:30 a.m.): "Hike Around Mill Lake." A 3-mile guided hike through oak-hickory forest, wetlands, and the historic Mill Lake camp.


Oct. 6 & 13 (noon-2 p.m.): "Apple Cider Pressing." All invited to make cider. Apples provided.


Oct. 20 (9-11 a.m.): "Hike to Hickory Hills." A 5-mile hike over rugged terrain that follows glacial topography through an old golf course, beside Crooked Lake, and along the Waterloo-Pinckney Trail. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.


Nov. 10 (11 a.m.-noon): "Call of the Wild." Talk on how animals communicate. Also, participants practice talking to Michigan wildlife with yelps, grunts, rattles, and squeals.


Nov. 10 (1-2 p.m.): "Camouflage Games." All invited to bring their favorite camo gear prepared to compete for prizes.

Various times, Eddy Discovery Center (except as noted), 17030 Bush Rd., Waterloo Recreation Area, Chelsea. Free. $11 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170.

 3-6 p.m.  Free! 

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

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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. Note: Today's jam is a practice for tonight's 1st Saturday Contra Dance (see listing below).
3-6 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.). Free. 994-9307. [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)., 668-TIME.

 3:15, 6, 9, & 11:15 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)., 668-TIME.

 4 & 9:15 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 p.m.  Free! 

Bass Bash Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Performance culminating a daylong festival for classical and jazz bass students in grades 6-12.
4 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 4:15, 6:30, & 9 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4:30 & 6:45 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 5:30 & 8:30 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)., 668-TIME.

 6-7:50 p.m. 

"DJ Skate": Arctic Coliseum.

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Skating to Top 40 music.
6-7:50 p.m., Arctic Coliseum, 501 Coliseum Dr. (off Manchester Rd., 1/2 mile south of the intersection of Old US-12 & M-52), Chelsea. $5 (children 14 & under, $3) admission, $3 skate rental. 433-4444. [map]

 7 & 9:30 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Drummunity Circle"

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Lori Fithian, a local drummer and drum teacher, leads a drum circle. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Kids welcome. Preceded at 6:45 p.m. by a brief drum lesson.
7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main. Free. 426-7818. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Xuan Gong: U-M School of Music.

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This Zhejiang Conservatory of Music (China) piano professor performs 3 Chinese preludes by contemporary Beijing composer Zhang Shuai, as well as works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Barber.
7 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

3rd Saturday Contra Dance: Pittsfield Grange.

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Marlin Whitaker calls to live music by Nutshell. No partner needed; beginners welcome. Bring flat, smooth-soled shoes. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson.
7:30-10:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (members, $7; students, $5). 476-4650. [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., Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson Rd. (ste. A1). $15. Preregistration available at 661-3575. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Canelo vs. Golovkin 2: Fathom Events.

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Live broadcast of this Las Vegas boxing match between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.
8 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20+IMAX (4100 Carpenter). Tickets TBA in advance at 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20).

 8 p.m. 

Joel Hastings Memorial Concert: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Musical tribute to this nationally known local pianist, who died in May of a heart attack at age 46. Program: Bach's French Suite in G Major and Rachmaninoff's Prelude in D Major by local pianist Ling-Ju Lai; Chopin's works in C# minor (Nocturne, Waltz, and Polonaise) by EMU piano professor Joel Schoenhals; U-M piano professor Logan Skelton's Four Meditations, which he performs with soprano Jennifer Goltz; Schubert's Drei Kavierstücke and Rachmaninoff's Étude-Tableau by Texas A&M International University piano professor Tatiana Gorbunova; and Rachmaninoff's Étude-Tableaux in E-flat minor and in D Major by Bowling Green State University piano professor Robert Satterlee.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$30 (students, $10) at Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]

 8 p.m.-midnight 

Milonga: Michigan Argentine Tango Club.

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Sept. 1 & 15. Tango dancing to music spun by a DJ. The club also hosts practicas every Monday (8-11:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., $5) that include one-on-one work and open dancing.
8 p.m.-midnight, Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. (Sept. 1) & location TBA (Sept. 15). $10 (members, $5). [map]

 8-10 p.m. 

"Calling All Owls": Hudson Mills Metropark Interpretive Nature Programs.

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Illustrated indoor talk followed by a hike through the woods to call owls.
8-10 p.m., Hudson Mills park activity center, 8801 North Territorial Rd., Dexter. $5. Preregistration required. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 426-8211. [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, by phone, & at the door., (888) 718-4253. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"New World Symphony": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Arie Lipsky conducts the orchestra in its season opener, highlighted by Dvorak's New World Symphony and its soulful English horn solo, with video projection by Seattle artist Adrian Wyard. The program also includes the premiere of local Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom's Ann Arbor Saturday and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and I Got Rhythm Variations, both with virtuoso jazz pianist Aaron Diehl.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $20-$75 in advance at & the AASO office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100), and (if available) at the door. 994-4801. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"Poetry Through the Ages": Rasa Festival.

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An evening of dance, visual art, live music, and recitations that explore ancient, early 20th-century, and contemporary poetry from India. Jahnabi Barooah Chanchani recites, in Sanskrit, 12th-century poet Jayadeva's Gita Govinda, a lyrical account of the illicit springtime affair of the god Krishna with the milkmaid Radha. With English translation recited by Paroma Chatterjee and projections of 18th-century paintings related to the poem. Classical Indian dancers Sreyashi Dey, Anurekha Ghosh, Gina Thompson, and Emmeline Weinert perform Dey and Ghosh's interpretation of 20th-century poet Rabindranath Tagore's Duhshamay, using the movements of a broken blind bird struggling to spread its wings as a metaphor for the journey of the spirit. With narration by Barun Chanda. The program ends with contemporary Indian poetry, illustrated with projections by local artist Hans Anderson and live music by the Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet.
8-9:30 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Tickets $25 (students & seniors, $15) in advance at 223-5615. [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.)., (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 and at the door. Members ($75 annual donation) receive priority access to all shows. 635-8450. [map]

 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Latin Dance Party: Dance Revolution.

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Sept. 1 & 15. 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). [map]


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Jo Serrapere

Serrapere is a highly regarded veteran local singer- songwriter known for her spare, haunting ballads and blues and her sinewy, commanding vocals. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]

Blind Pig: Disaster Relief

Local all-star ensemble led by guitarist-keyboardist Darrin James whose music mixes elements of funk, jazz, afrobeat, rock, and blues. With trumpeter Ross Huff, saxophonists Dan Bennett, Tim Haldeman, and Molly Jones fronting a rhythm section of bassist Brennan Andes and drummer Rob Avsharian. Opener: On the Sun, a Brooklyn rock 'n' soul quartet whose music also includes elements of funk, Americana, jazz, and psychedelia. $10. [venue info]

Bona Sera: Guilty Pleasures Burlesque

Local burlesque and comedy troupe. Age 21 & over. $15. 9 p.m. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: John Churchville

Local tabla player, accompanied by several musician friends, who plays Indian classical, light classical, fusion, and folk music. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: "Dixieland Jazz Night."

With Jazz Manouche, the local vintage jazz quartet of guitarists Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and violinist Jordan Adema. [venue info]

Guy Hollerin's: Ralph McKee Blues & Soul Project

Energetic, sophisticated blend of soul, funk, blues, and gospel by this band led by Hoodang bassist McKee. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: L'USA

Veteran Royal Oak dance band. [venue info]

Mash: Mia Green

Young Detroit-area pop-folk singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: The Urban Legend Trio

Soul-based music by this Toledo ensemble whose music also draws on elements of blues, funk, R&B, and jazz. [venue info]

Session Room: 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]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Agenda 21

Detroit activist reggae-rock trio, fronted by singer-songwriters Sherry Lutz and Leslie Glapa Panzica, featuring songs about radioactive leaks, Monsanto, the war racket, government lies, and more. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Billy Joe Hunt

Small-town mid-Michigan singer-songwriter who writes songs about friends, family, lovers, life on the road and his old guitar. Opener: John Louis Good & Friends, an ensemble led by Good, a Jackson singer and multi-instrumentalist who plays folk and country music on guitar, harmonica, kazoo, jaw harp, and bass. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Jen Cass & the The Lucky Nows

Bluesy Americana roots-rock by an ensemble led by veteran Detroit singer-songwriter Jen Cass. [venue info]


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