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Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 16, 2018






 
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 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
8-10 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

Eventing Horse Show: Cobblestone Farms.

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Sept. 16 & Oct. 28. Horses and riders compete in dressage, cross country riding, and stadium jumping. Concessions.
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cobblestone Farms, 5601 Zeeb Rd., Dexter. Free. 369-2633. [map]


 9 a.m.-2 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]


 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

National Drive Electric Week: Michigan Electric Auto Association, Plug in America, and the Sierra Club.

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Have you been curious about the new electric vehicles offered by many of the car companies? Wondering about all the questions surrounding this change in transportation? Hesitant to find out if these vehicles will work for you? Come see the latest electric vehicles, drive some of the vehicles currently available for sale, and talk to owners about their experiences buying and owning an electric vehicle.
The Ann Arbor Drive Electric Week event has been going on for over 5 years, growing each year and always has a wide variety of vehicles so that interested people can see everything on the market in one place.
Whole Foods Market, 990 W Eisenhower Pkwy. Free. 734 717 0916. larrytuttle@gmail.com https://sites.google.com/site/michiganelectricautos/ [map]



 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Volunteer Stewardship Workday: Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation Division.

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Sept. 9, 16, 23, 29 & 30. All invited to help maintain the natural areas in various city parks. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; tools, snacks, & know-how provided. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or obtain a release form in advance.

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Sept. 9: Oakwoods Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance off Dunwoodie off Kilburn Park Cir. from Green Rd. east of Nixon Rd.) to help remove invasives in honor of the 9/11 Day of Service.

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Sept. 9: Arbor Hills Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Ashburnam off Kilburn Park Circle from Green Rd.) to pull invasives in honor of the 9/11 Day of Service.

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Sept. 16: Stapp Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet at the entrance at the corner of Huron Pkwy. & Tuebingen, just west of the Ann Arbor District Library Traverwood branch) to lop & saw non-native shrubs from this mature oak-hickory forest.

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Sept. 16: Foxfire West Park (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Birchwood Dr. between Hickory Point Dr. & Timbercrest Ct.) to remove invasive buckthorn & honeysuckle.

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Sept. 23: Kuebler Langford Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Beechwood, north of Sunset) to use handsaws and loppers to remove invasive shrubs in honor of Public Lands Day.

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Sept. 29: Argo Nature Area (9 a.m.-noon, meet in the parking lot north of the Argo Canoe Livery off Longshore Dr.) to remove invasive shrubs from the forest that runs along the river.

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Sept. 29: Onder Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet at the entrance on Brookside west from Pontiac Trail north of Barton Dr.) to remove invasive shrubs harming the oak savanna.

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Sept. 30: Marshall Nature Area (1-4 p.m., meet in the Nature Area parking lot off Dixboro Rd. north of Plymouth Rd.) to remove invasive honeysuckle and buckthorn.

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Various times & locations (see listing). Free. 794-6627.


 10 a.m  Free! 

"Event to support Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation to Fight Hunger": Vosenna, Alpha Gamma Delta.

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Vosenna has teamed up with Alpha Gamma Delta at the University of Michigan to make Sept. 16th Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation Day at Vosenna.
5% of all sales that day (10 am - 8 pm) will be donated to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation with the purpose of fighting hunger. Full plates, full hearts, full minds.
Vosenna, 2386 E. Stadium Blvd. Free. 734-929-4356. info@vosenna.com www.vosenna.com [map]



 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

22nd Annual Orphan Car Show: Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Collection Fundraiser.

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Display of extremely rare "orphan cars" whose parent companies are long out of business, such as Studebaker, DeSoto, DeLorean, Austin-Healey, Bristol, and others. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., cars drive by with narration by several automotive historians.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Riverside Park, Ypsilanti. $7 (kids age 11 & under accompanied by an adult, free). 482-5200.


 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]


 10:30 a.m.-noon & 2:30-4 p.m. 

"Amitabha: How to do Visualization Practice, Part II - Seminar by Lama Karma Drodul": Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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Continuing from yesterday's seminar, Lama Karma advances to the more involved (but still short) practice of Amitabha, the Buddha of Limitless Light. Though this visualization is more elaborate than the one taught on Saturday, the same basic principals apply, and by the end of the weekend, students should be well on their way to understanding why and how to do this type of visualization and mantra practice as a means toward becoming enlightened for the benefit of all beings. • Suggested donation $40/no one turned away for lack of funds.
Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center, 614 Miner Street. Donation. $40. 734-678-7549. aaktc@yahoo.com annarborktc.org [map]



 10:30 a.m. 

Turtle Trot Family Fun Run & 5K: Michigan Nature Association.

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A chip-timed 5-km race to benefit preservation of turtle habitats. Also, a 1-mile kids fun run. Awards & finishers medals.
10:30 a.m. (registration begins at 9:30 a.m.), Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller. $25 (kids run, $10) in advance at runsignup.com/Race/MI/AnnArbor/5kTurtleTrot. [map]


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Pulmonary Hypertension: The Patient Perspective': U-M Frankel Cardiovascular Center.

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Patients, family and friends affected by Pulmonary Hypertension are welcome to join us for an interactive dialogue. Care providers and a patient panel will discuss the "Patient Perspective," presented at the World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension.
This event is open to the public, and lunch will be provided with registration. To RSVP, please visit https://goo.gl/forms/3f6j14e9sk19qkML2.
U-M Frankel Cardiovascular Center, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Frankel CVC Danto Auditorium. Free. mkristin@umich.edu https://goo.gl/forms/3f6j14e9sk19qkML2 [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.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Open Community Bicycle Repair: Common Cycle.

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Common Cycle's volunteer-run, co-operative workspace is open to the public weekly on Sundays from 11AM-3PM. Visitors are welcome to seek help from volunteers and/or make use of community tools to resolve maintenance issues or work on personal projects.
CC volunteers range from experienced mechanics to interested newbies, and we help all kinds of cyclists fix all kinds of bikes. The only requirement for getting help is that visitors be willing to get their hands dirty. Assistance from Common Cycle is free, and donations are welcome.
Common Cycle Workspace, 416 W Huron, Suite #11. Free. info@commoncycle.org www.commoncycle.org [map]



 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun., except Sept. 9. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts. Artist demos, noon-3 p.m., include a hand-carved eagle (Sept. 2), a paper and ribbon bouquet (Sept. 16), and a Pandora-style bracelet (Sept. 30). Also, the Humane Society brings adoptable pets to the market on Sept. 30.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [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. rtimbers@wiards.com www.wiards.com [map]



 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

"33rd Annual Fiesta de España: Paella Throwdown": Zingerman's Deli.

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Sept. 16, 23, & 30. Zingerman's Deli chef Rodger Bowser demonstrates how to prepare 3 versions of this popular Valencian dish: chicken/chorizo, seafood, and vegetarian. Also, a dessert table with torta de Santiago (Galician almond cake), chocolate miguelitos (cream-filled pastry), and tiger nut horchata.
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Zingerman's patio, 422 Detroit St. Free. 663-3400. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

H.A.C. Ultimate.

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Every Sun. All invited to a relaxed pickup game of this spirited team sport played with a flying disc. Note: Overly competitive players are politely asked to leave.
11:15 a.m., Fuller Park, just west of the pool & parking lot. Free. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, 846-9418.


 Noon  Free! 

U-M Women's Rugby.

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The U-M plays matches against U-M alumnae (Sept. 16) & Penn State (Sept. 22).
Noon (Sept. 16) & 2 p.m. (Sept. 22), Mitchell Field, south side of Fuller. Free. www.umwrfc.com.


 Noon-5 p.m. 

"Bowling Pin Shoot": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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All invited to shoot handguns at bowling pins and steel plates. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-5 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $5 per 20-shot round. car64mc1@peoplepc.com, (313) 530-7789. [map]


 Noon-4 p.m. 

"Pop-Up Makerspace": Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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Sept. 15 & 16. All invited to try a hands-on engineering activity. This month's challenge: bridge building.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-4 p.m. (Sun.), AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. $12.50 regular admission (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-5439. [map]


 Noon-3 p.m. 

"Trap Shoot": Tri-County Sportsman's League.

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Every Sun. All invited to shoot at launched targets. Bring your own gun and ammunition.
Noon-3 p.m., TCSL, 8640 Moon, Saline. $4.50 (members, $4) for a 25-target round. 429-9561. [map]


 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen Writing Workshop": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Sept. 16 & 30. U-M Zell Fellow Rebecca Fortes leads a workshop to help participants in grades 6-12 hone their creative writing skills. Each session focuses on a different skill. Snacks provided.
12:30-2 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 12:30 p.m. 

Hatha Yoga: Mota Thai Yoga.

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Sundays from 12:30-1:30pm. In this slower paced class, many of the postures are held for longer periods of time than a typical yoga class. This will allow for deep connective tissues to be gently stretched, and for your body to create internal heat. There will also be postures that will flow from one to the next. Class is heated between 85-95 degrees. This class uses low/minimal lighting, allowing you to look inward, and be able to focus on your own yoga practice.
We are located on Huron Street across from the YMCA. You can park in the parking lot in front of the studio. We share a parking lot with several businesses including the Yellow Barn. Look for blue door #22 with a red buddha. Your first class is FREE!
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 West Huron Street, #22. $20 drop in (First class free). info@motathaiyoga.com www.motathaiyoga.com [map]



 1-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Drawing for Kids": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Every Sun. except Sept. 2. Ann Arbor Art Center artists host a different directed drawing activity each week for kids in grades 1-5.
1-2 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. (Sept. 9, 16, & 23) & AADL Traverwood (Sept. 30). Free. 327-4200.


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Chesstastic!": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All kids and adults invited to play chess. Sets provided.
1-4 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"Infant Health and Safety": Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings.

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This two hour class meets from 1-3pm on a Sunday afternoon (September 16th, October 21st, or December 2nd) at Align Chiropractic. Appropriate for both pregnant couples and those with infants, this class provides an overview of the essential health and safety information you need to know for baby's first year. Topics covered include safe sleep, infant CPR, choking, safety-proofing, and medical emergencies. Please note, this class does not provide CPR certification, although you will get a chance to practice Infant CPR and choking techniques and receive feedback.
Cost includes mom and partner. Babies in arms are welcome. You may add an additional caregiver for $25 by contacting us at info@annarborbabybeginnings.com
Align Chiropractic, 2464 East Stadium. $50. 734-221-0158. info@annarborbabybeginnings.com www.annarborbabybeginnings.com [map]



 1-4 p.m. 

"Potluck and Politics": Women March On-Washtenaw.

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Interested in learning about who and what are on the ballot in November? Want to know more about issues impacting women in Washtenaw County? Come out for a community potluck on Sunday, September 16, 1-4pm, at Pittsfield Township Park (701 W. Ellsworth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108)
*Meet the candidates!
*Greet your neighbor!
*Learn about local issues!
*Invite your family and friends!
Bring a dish to share (categories are divided by first initial of your last name)
A-G: Appetizer
H-N: Main Dish
O-T: Side Dish
U-Z: Dessert
To RSVP, visit the Eventbrite page: https://wmo-w-potluck-and-politics.eventbrite.com/
Pittsfield Township Park, 701 W Ellsworth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Donation. women.march.on.washtenaw@gmail.com https://wmo-w-potluck-and-politics.eventbrite.com/ [map]


 1-7 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, AnnArborRussianFestival.org. [map]
 


 1 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]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Parker Mill Tours: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Sept. 9, 16, 23, & 30. WCPARC naturalists lead tours of an 1870s grist mill, still fully operational.
1-4 p.m., Parker Mill County Park, Geddes Rd. (just east of US-23). Free. 971-6337.


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Pet Loss Support Group: Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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It's never easy to lose a pet, and when you consider them, as we do, a member of the family, the loss can be difficult and extremely sad.
HSHV and Blue Dog Counseling have partnered to provide a support group on preparing for and dealing with the loss of a pet.
Colleen O'Brien, founder of Blue Dog Counseling, is an expert at developing creative therapeutic interventions to support individuals, couples, families, and other groups. Her personal commitment to animal welfare, her own experience as a devoted pet owner, and a passion for supporting people led her to create Blue Dog Counseling. Côlleen is dedicated to providing a safe, open, and creative space for discussion. A place where you can take time for yourself.
Group is held monthly in the HSHV conference room.
Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. Free. Donations accepted. colleen@bluedogcounseling.com www.hshv.org/events [map]



 1-4 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. info@faadl.org faadl.org [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]


 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Make a Music Tool: Building Your Own Contact Mic": Ann Arbor District Library.

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All grade 6-adult invited to learn how to build a microphone that senses audio vibrations through contact with solid objects but is nearly insensitive to air vibrations. Also, an intro to soldering.
1-3 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 1-3 p.m. 

"Monarch Migration Festival": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All invited to watch the release of tagged monarch butterflies. Also, games and other activities to learn about their life cycle and the LSNC's role as a way station for migrating monarchs. Face painting.
1-3 p.m. Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. $5. Preregistration requested. 997-1553. [map]


 2-5 p.m. 

10th Annual Harvest Festival: Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation.

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Family-friendly event with tours of the farmhouse & buildings, historic photo & artifact displays, and info about the Pittsfield Historical Society's ongoing efforts to restore and preserve the historic 1832 Sutherland-Wilson farmstead. Also, a petting farm, hayrides, face painting, balloon animals, a pumpkin patch ($2-$6 per pumpkin), and performances by the popular teen folk ensemble Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic (2:15-3 p.m.) and the Garden City Silver Strings Dulcimer Society (4-5 p.m.). Sale of hot dogs, baked goods, and rocking horses, bird feeders, chairs, & other handmade crafts to benefit the Pittsfield Historical Society.
2-5 p.m., Sutherland Wilson Farm Museum, 797 W. Textile Rd. (west of S. State), Pittsfield Twp. $5 (youth ages 3-15, $3; kids age 2 & under, free). 822-2120. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Minecraft Workshop: AADL Downtown Training Center.

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Every Sun. All kids in grades 3-8 invited to try out this popular computer game that involves constructing things with virtual blocks. Participants work as a team to build and landscape, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and create a new virtual world. New & experienced players welcome.
2-3:30 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Downtown, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

Nature Play Area Grand Opening: Waterloo Natural History Association.

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All invited to the opening of a new play area that features a wheelchair- and stroller-accessible 1/2-mi. trail with stations for kids to climb, balance, and learn about nature. Refreshments.
2-3:30 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot, 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea. Free. Preregistration requested. $11 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170. [map]


 2 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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Beyond Borders: Global Africa": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of works made in Africa, Europe, and the U.S. from the 19th century to today that demonstrate the international scope and reach of art from Africa and the African diaspora.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Fall Open House": Jewish Cultural Society.

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All invited to learn about the JCS. Also, light refreshments and kids crafts.
2-4 p.m., County Farm Park, 2230 Platt. Free. 975-9872. [map]


 2 & 7 p.m. 

"Jurassic Park": Fathom Events.

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(Steven Spielberg, 1993). Sci-fi thriller about a theme park populated with cloned dinosaurs.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine Saline (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Read-Along Dog": Saline District Library.

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Kids in grades 1-4 invited to read to Vedder and Summer, registered Therapaws reading dogs.
6:30-7:30 p.m. (Wed.) & 2-3 p.m. (Sun.), SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 2 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]



 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"West Lake Trail Opening": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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A guided hike on newly built trails to look for yellow goldenrod, late season pollinators, migrating monarch butterflies, and milkweed patches.
2-4 p.m., West Lake Preserve, 14980 Waterloo Rd., Chelsea. Free. 971-6337. [map]


 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

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

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Mindful Self-compassion (MSC) is an 8-week program that combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion. Learn to respond to difficult situations with more ease, kindness, and understanding. This powerful tool helps develop emotional resilience and enhances emotional well-being. MSC is based on the ground-breaking work of Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer.
The course includes a half-day retreat on Nov 3. Begins Sept 23.
Free one-hour Introductory Session on Sept 16.
Please contact Paulette with questions or to register.
Paulette is a founding member of the Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness.
Gladwin Barn, W. Liberty. $400 by 9/16. 734-276-7707. mindfulnesswithpaulette@gmail.com www.MindfulnesswithPaulette.weebly.com


 3, 6:15, & 9:15 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.


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Paws & Play: A Pop-Up Photo Shoot!": Wandering Washtenaw.

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Wandering Washtenaw invites you to Paws and Play: A Pop-Up Photo Shoot! Join us at County Farm Park on Sunday, September 16th from 3 PM to 5 PM to celebrate your dogs with a fun, free event! Get treated to professional quality photos with your pup while enjoying the many trails and grassy play areas this park has to offer. Support the Humane Society of Huron Valley by bringing donation items from their wish list! Games, prizes, and more await you and your furry friend, don't miss out on a tail-wagging good time! A donation fee of $5 per dog is suggested. 10% of all donations will go to the Humane Society of Huron Valley!
County Farm Park, 2230 Platt Rd. Free. Donation. liz@wanderingwashtenaw.com https://wanderingwashtenaw.com/Paws_and_Play.html [map]



 3 p.m.  Free! 

7th Anniversary Open House Celebration: Maker Works.

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Please join us to celebrate!
We'll have tool demonstrations, snacks, and fun. All are welcome!
Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. Free. 7342224911. frontdesk@maker-works.com maker-works.com [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"In Conversation: Between Windows and Mirrors": UMMA.

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Curator Jennifer Friess discusses realism in the current exhibit exploring how 20th-century photographers have employed windows and mirrors in everything from street photography to self-portraiture.
3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Long, Cold, and Slow: Bringing Bread to Life, or, Raising the Bread": Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor.

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Mother Loaf Breads bakery (Milan) co-owners Stephanie Ariganello and Jeremiah Kouhia discuss sourdough.
3-5 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Malletts Creek Branch, 3090 Eisenhower. Free. 213-2412, 665-5813. [map]


 3-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Telephone Wire Bracelets": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Craft project for grade 5-adult.
3-4 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 3:15 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.


 3:30, 6:30, & 9:30 p.m. 

"BlacKkKlansman": State Theatre.

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(Spike Lee, 2018). An African American cop manages to successfully infiltrate the local KKK chapter so well he becomes its leader.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:45, 6:45, & 9:45 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 & 9 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]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sun. All invited to play board games. Some games provided (or you can bring your own, if you wish).
4-7 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Free admission (buy your own beer). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Ann Arbor's Choice Event 2018": Planned Parenthood Fundraiser.

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Live music, local food, and craft beers.
4 p.m., Bill's Beer Garden, 218 S. Ashley. Tickets $100 (students, $25) in advance at ppmi.org/AACE. (855) 896-4966. [map]


 4-8 p.m. 

"Farm to Table Fabulous Feast": 5 Healthy Towns.

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Dinner with locally produced fruit and vegetables, meat, wine, and beer prepared by local chefs. Followed by dancing to the Palooka Brothers old-time string band. Age 21 & older only.
4-8 p.m., Alber's Orchard & Cider Mill, 13011 Bethel Church Rd., Manchester. $50 in advance only at eventbrite.com (search for "5 Healthy Towns"). spersonke@silvermaples.org. [map]


 4 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]


 4:15, 6:30, & 9:15 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]


 4:30 & 7 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]


 4:30 p.m. 

Tai-Chi for Kids: Sun Shen.

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From the slow Tai-Chi Form, which activates balance and calm, to playful Pushing Hands, which gives kids a safe, gentle outlet to explore themselves, to meditation techniques which they can use in the classroom and at home, this class invites kids to learn about themselves, and introduces them to skills that will bring them a lifetime of happiness! Available for children from 5 to 17 years old. Classes are held Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30pm.
SUN SHEN, 2466 East Stadium Boulevard. $70 / month, $21 / drop in. 734-845-9786. pastorneuhaus@sunshen.org sunshen.org [map]



 5-8 p.m. 

"Chefs in the Garden": Growing Hope.

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Come experience the magic of our Urban Farm while enjoying a meal specially prepared for you on site by a guest chef. This three part dinner series features well known local culinary talent.
For our September 16 dinner, Mike Murabito (Ma Lou's, Ypsilanti) and Andrew Stevick (Loomi, Ann Arbor) have agreed to team up to build a one of a kind latin fusion menu.
For our September 30 dinner, Sean Marshall (Prime and Proper, Detroit) is taking the reigns and we can not wait to divulge the details of his menu.
For our October dinner, Chef Brandon from Grange Kitchen & Bar has agreed to fascinate our taste buds once again. And to round off this incredible evening, Sweet Heather Anne will be serving up some mouth-watering desserts.
This is truly a one of a kind experience, not to be missed! A lovely selection of beer, wine and cocktails to be carefully paired with each meal will be graciously donated by Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse.
Growing Hope Urban Farm, 922 W. Michigan AVe, Ypsilanti. Donation. $75. 7347868401. elizabeth@growinghope.net growinghope.net [map]
 


 5 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Go Club.

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Every Sun. & Thurs., except Nov. 22. Players of all skill levels invited to play this challenging strategy board game. No partner necessary. Boards and stones provided.
7 p.m. (Thurs.) & 5 p.m. (Sun.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. Meetings run until closing time, usually midnight. Free. umich.edu/~goclub. [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

Chefs in the Garden Dinner Series: Growing Hope Fundraiser.

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Mediterranean dinner using local meat and vegetables, prepared by local chefs Mike Murabito and Andrew Stevick. Dessert by Lunch Room chef Kristin Wagle. Beer, wine, and cocktails.
5-8 p.m., Growing Hope, 922 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Tickets $75 in advance at a2tix.com/events/chefs-in-the-garden. 786-8401. [map]
 


 5-8 p.m. 

"A Fall Evening": Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County Fundraiser.

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Hors d'oeuvres catered by the Moveable Feast, bourbon tastings led by The Last Word bartenders, a live auction, a drawing for 4-course dinner at Common Grill in Chelsea, and live entertainment by local jazz guitarist Hal Davis. Preceded by a wine tasting at 4 p.m. for those with benefactor tickets ($250).
5-8 p.m., 9 Geddes Hts. $150 in advance at A2Tix.com/events/a-fall-evening-2018. 975-0933. [map]
 


 6 & 9 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.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Morris.

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Every Sun. All invited to try this boisterous, jingly English ceremonial dance thought to be descended from the 15th-century Spanish moresca. Wear athletic shoes.
6-8 p.m., sidewalk between North Quad & Rackham. Free. Email a2morris@umich.edu to confirm or check meetup.com/Ann-Arbor-Morris-Dancing. 717-1569.


 6 & 8 p.m. 

Patricia Barber: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Celebrated jazz singer from Chicago with a chillingly gorgeous voice and penetratingly intelligent interpretive skills whose shrewdly crafted blues-based originals often feature wickedly humorous lyrics. Her most recent album, Smash, deals with love's loss in "language rich, precise, and devoid of trite sentimentality," observes AllMusic.com critic Thom Jurek. "Lyrically, these songs are wound with the elastic imagery of poetry, but their rhyme schemes are taut, given air by the fluidity of her jazz."
6 & 8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$35 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
 


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Mystery Bingo": Arbor Brewing Company.

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Prizes include gift cards or items such as a glass tiger figurine or retired Arbor Brewing Company merchandise.
6-9 p.m., Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington. Free; buy your own beer & food. 213-1393. [map]


 6:45 & 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Devin Devine: Ann Arbor Poetry.

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Performance by this Spokane-based poet, whose poetic themes include life as a recovering alcoholic, sex work, bisexuality, and reclaiming personhood after trauma.
7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Arcade: Improv Jam": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Sept. 2, 16, & 30. All invited to play short-form improv games. No experience necessary. Spectators welcome.
7:30 p.m., Pointless Brewery & Theatre, 3014 Packard. Pay what you can. info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Briggs Chamber Music Concert: U-M School of Music.

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Performances by the winners of the 2018 Briggs Competition for music student chamber ensembles.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"One Family: Celebrating Our Religious Diversity": U-M School of Music.

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U-M music faculty and alums perform Dvorak's Biblical Songs, 10 song settings of verses from the Book of Psalms. Sung in Czech, with English translations read by a Catholic priest, a rabbi, an imam, and a Protestant minister.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Club Above: "Milonga Night."

Tango dance party with a DJ. Tango lessons provided. 7-11 p.m. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: EventJazz

Jazz originals and standards by different piano-based trios and quartets each show, led by bassist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

Old Town: Cold Tone Harvest Cold Tone Harvest

Plymouth acoustic roots music trio led by singer-songwriter Andrew Sigworth. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Heather Black Project Heather Black Project

Vintage jazz and blues by an ensemble led by Heather Schwartz, a talented local singer whose vocal style also reflects gospel, R&B, soul, and hip-hop influences. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: The Parsnips

Ypsilanti pop-rock quartet. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings

This local 10-piece big band is one of the few to specialize in the old- time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Arrangements by the renowned early-jazz pianist James Dapogny and tubaist Chris Smith. [venue info]

 
 


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