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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, September 19, 2018






 
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 9:15 a.m.  Free! 

Yom Kippur: Pardes Hannah.

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Jewish Renewal. 9:15 am Morning Service. 2:30 pm Walking Meditation. 3:45 pm Meditation & Brief Study. 4:15 pm Mincha-Spiritual Awakening. 5:30 pm Yizkor. 6:45 pm Neila. 8:18 pm Havdalah & Potluck Break-Fast (vegetarian, vegan)
St. Aidan's, 1679 Broadway. Free. pescadorarte@gmail.com https://pardeshannah.wordpress.com/ [map]


 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.-noon 

"Off-Leash Writing": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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In this hands-on writing workshop, the instructions are simple: keep your hand moving, dig deep, give yourself permission to write badly, tell the truth. I'll give vivid prompts to get hands moving, and we'll write in quick bursts.
When we've finished we'll share what we wrote. For experienced writers and novices alike, this practice is a powerful tool for cutting through the noise and discovering or re-discovering your authentic voice.
Tanya Shaffer is an award-winning playwright and author of the travel memoir "Somebody's Heart is Burning: A Woman Wanderer in Africa". Her stories and essays have appeared on Salon.com and in numerous anthologies.
This Study Group will meet Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. September 19 - November 7. No class on October 31.
www.tanyashaffer.com
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]



 10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m. & 6-6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. except. Sept. 3. Westgate.

Tue. 10-10:30 a.m. Downtown & 11-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.

Wed. 10-10:30 a.m. Malletts Creek, 11-11:30 a.m. Downtown, & 6-6:30 p.m. Traverwood.

Thurs. 10-10:30 a.m. Traverwood & 7-7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.

Fri. 10-10:30 a.m. Westgate & Pittsfield.
Various times and locations, see listing. Free. 327-4200.


 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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Every Tues., except July 30. Staff present a program of songs, stories, and rhymes for kids under age 2 (accompanied by a caregiver). No siblings.
10:30-11:15 a.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 11 a.m.-noon  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 a.m.  Free! 

Next Chapter Book Club at Chelsea Senior Center: Chelsea District Library.

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All invited to discuss a different book each month. Copies available at the Senior Center. Nov. 21: Peony in Love, Lisa See's 2007 historical novel set in 17th-century China about a woman in an arranged marriage who becomes obsessed with a scandalous opera and discovers too late that her husband is its author. Copies available at the Senior Center.
11 a.m.-noon, CSC, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-9242, 475-8732. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Chinese Theater, Drama Publications, and the Printed Image": U-M Confucius Institute.

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OSU Chinese literature professor Patricia Sieber discusses how illustrations of Wang Shifu's popular 13th-century comedy The Story of the Western Wing impacted the interpretations of the play.
Noon-1 p.m., Michigan League Henderson Rm. Free. 764-8888. [map]


 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.


 3:15 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.


 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.


 4:15 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). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30 & 9:30 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]


 4:45, 7, & 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]


 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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


 5-8 p.m.  Free! 

Scrabble: Ann Arbor Scrabble Club.

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Every Wed. Word freaks of all abilities invited to drop in to play this popular word game, using an updated word list. Bring your own set, if you like.
5-8 p.m., Arbor Brewing, 114 E. Washington. Free. 994-0084. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Staging Unrest: Performance in Times of Crisis": U-M Center for World Performance Studies.

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Panel discussion on the political role of the arts with members of the upcoming October production of Charles Mee's Night and Day, a collaboration between U-M Theatre Department and the Polish National Academy of Theatre Arts. Participants include U-M theatre professor Malcolm Tulip, Polish theater director Dominika Knapik, set designers Vince Mountain and Wolfgang Macher, and members of the U.S. and Polish cast.
5 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Newman Studio. Free. 763-0032. [map]


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Bikes & Brew Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. 30-40-mile ride to the southwest of Saline, with pace and post-ride restaurant determined by riders.
5:30 p.m., Saline municipal parking lot, 104 S. Ann Arbor, Saline. Free. 747-1862. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Dog & Suds Ride": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. Fast/moderate-paced ride, 25-30 miles, to the west or north.
6 p.m. (Apr.-Sept.) & 5:30 p.m. (Oct.), Aberdeen Bike & Outdoors, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 678-8297. [map]


 6 p.m. 

"Hypnotic Journeys for Awakening Humans": Dr. Natalie Candela, Awakened Hypnosis.

  community member   < less Dr. Natalie Candela, Certified Hypnotherapist

Awaken your mind through a hypnotic journey. Whether you are looking for insight on a situation, trying to make a decision, or want to clear away limiting beliefs or fears, a hypnotic journey can help you take the next step. All journeys will help you connect with your personal spiritual guides.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, 114 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. $20. 734.665.2757. natalie@awakenedhypnosis.com www.awakenedhypnosis.com [map]



 6-9 p.m. 

"Intro to Digital Circuits Workshop": TinkerTech.

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Build your own action-movie countdown timer, complete with a mechanism for "defusing" the system. In this introductory workshop, you'll learn the basics of digital signals, logic gates, and electronic prototyping equipment. No prior experience with circuits is necessary.
Ages 14 to adult.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $45. 734-707-8019. kristy@tinkertech.io http://tinkertech.io/event/workshop-intro-to-digital-circuits-the-final-countdown-2/ [map]



 6-9 p.m. 

Dexter Quarter Mania: Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.

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A cross between a live auction and a raffle in which participants bid 1-4 quarters on items in order to be eligible to win them in a raffle. Proceeds benefit the St. Louis Center (Chelsea) for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Auction begins at 7 p.m.
6-9 p.m., Columbus Hall & Banquet Center, 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. Free admission. 424-3002, 426-5558. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Miller-Smith Preserve Hike: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Kelsey Dehring leads a leisurely 1-mile hike.
6-7:30 p.m., Miller-Smith Preserve, 8560 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. Free. 971-6337. [map]


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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Carvers of all abilities invited to work on projects, with help from club members. Knives and block-out & rough-cut patterns for sale. Members show their work Oct. 6 at the Saline Woodcarvers Show (time TBA, Liberty School, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline).
6-8 p.m., Saline Area Senior Center, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-9274. [map]


 6 & 9 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.


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Things to Do in Metro Detroit": Ypsilanti District Library.

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Discover incredible destinations and special events in your own backyard with Michael O'Callaghan of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110 x1377. https://www.ypsilibrary.org/event/things-to-do-in-metro-detroit/ [map]



 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Ann Arbor Group Runs": Running Fit.

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Every Mon.-Wed., except Dec. 24 & 25. Runners of all abilities invited to join a weekly run, 3-8 miles, along varying routes. Snacks provided. Rain or shine.
6:30 p.m., 123 E. Liberty (Mon.), 5700 Jackson (Tues.), and 3010 Washtenaw (Wed.). Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues.), 548-6299 (Wed.). [map]


 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Hope For Life: Can I Tell You a Story?": Churches of Christ.

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FREE
Noted author, Steve Ridgell will share stories from the bible in a simple, down to earth way. His humor and casual style provide a fresh and modern take on stories that many have forgotten from their days in Sunday school.
Steve weaves stories from his personal life and stories from the Bible to connect with the story of your life in the hope that you can connect or reconnect with the grand story of God's love for you.
Washington Street Education Center - George Prinzing Auditorium, 500 Washington St, Chelsea. Free. info@dexterchurchofchrist.org https://www.facebook.com/events/1736774809677323/ [map]



 7 p.m.  Free! 

Adult Crafts: Saline District Library.

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Adults invited to make a felt sticky-note holder (Sept. 19), a pumpkin decoration out of canning jar rings (Oct. 1), a mixed media paper doll (Oct. 17), and a fall wreath (Nov. 5).
7-8:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. Salinelibrary.org, 429-5450. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Kat Gardiner: Literati Bookstore.

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This Detroit-based writer reads from and discusses Little Wonder, her debut collection of microfiction inspired by a year she spent in Anacortes, Washington, running a café and music venue with her husband. "I can see the sun sinking down over Anacortes at the end of every page," says Little Wings frontman Kyle Field. "It's so melancholic and honest and beautiful." Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Help! My Computer Has a Virus": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Talk by Jafferson Computers managing director Mateen Jaffer.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 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).


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Sacred Community: How to See Everyone as Enlightened": Karma Thegsum Choling.

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Talk by KTC resident lama Nancy Burks.
7 p.m., KTC, 614 Miner. Free. 678-7549. [map]


 7:15 & 9:15 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]


 7:15 p.m. 

"Mr. Smooth's Basic Ballroom": Ypsilanti Township Recreation Department.

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"Mr. Smooth's Detroit Style Ballroom" classes offer students the opportunity to improve their health and socialize while learning ballroom style dancing.
"Mr. Smooth Certified" Instructors Orlando Arnold and Annie Gill will be teaching you this style of dance that combines the benefits of exercise with fun and grace.
SESSION I November 12- October 24, 2018 7:15 pm -8:15 pm
SESSION II November 7 - December 12, 2018 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Community Center room 204
Activity fee: $49.00
Registration due one week prior to event
18 +
Dress comfortably; leather bottom shoes preferred (no gym shoes or flip flops).
If you have health concerns, please check with your doctor first.
Ypsilanti Community Center, 2025 E Clark Rd., Ypsilanti. $49/ session. 734-544-3800. ytrd@ytown.org www.ytown.org/registration [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Brews & Views: Plugging into Affordable Housing": League of Women Voters, Ann Arbor Area.

  community member   < less League of Women Voters

For people in our community interested in supporting affordable housing, it can be hard to connect to what's happening. It seems like we only her about a project after the proposal is denied or read about a city council vote after the fact. How do we get involved and stay informed? What are the crucial policy challenges preventing more affordable housing in our community? What kind of work is already being done and how can we engage? Avalon Housing will be with us to answer these questions and tell us about the work they do to increase access to affordable housing in Washtenaw County.
Pointless Brewery & Theater, 3014 Packard St. Free. 9894554484. publicity@lwvannarbor.org [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Birds, Beasts, and Beliefs: Incredible India!": Washtenaw Audubon Society.

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Illustrated talk by WAS member Cathy Theisen.
7:30 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Introduction to Steiner's Thought": Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

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Every Wed. All invited to join a discussion of Steiner's 1904 introduction to anthroposophy, How to Know Higher Worlds.
7:30 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes Ave. Free. 678-5497. [map]


 9-11 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. (Sept. 5 & 19), location TBA (Sept. 12), & Michigan League Ballroom (Sept. 26). $5 (students, $3; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Blind Pig: White Denim

Austin jam-oriented rock 'n' roll quartet known for its stylistic versatility and unusual song structures. Uncut calls it an "extraordinary foursome" whose music "flips through a crateful of classic rock tropes, yet sounds spankingly 'now.'" Opener: Rotem Sivan, a NYC jazz-rock fusion trio. $15. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde Thunderwüde

Bluegrass and related roots music by the Chelsea trio of guitarists Jason Dennie and George Merkel and multi-instrumentalist Wes Fritzemeier. [venue info]

Detroit St. Filling Station: Jazz Manouche.

Vintage jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt's 1930s Parisian swing by the local quartet of guitarists Andrew Brown and Michael Harrington, bassist Ryan Shea, and violinist Jordan Adema. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Slice

East Lansing pop dance quartet. [venue info]

Mash: Matt Gabriel

Grand Rapids singer-songwriter whose music draws on an eclectic mix of genres, from pop and rock to folk and country. [venue info]

Old Town: Jesse Kramer Trio

Jazz trio led by drummer Kramer. [venue info]

 
 


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