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Calendar of Events

Friday, September 28, 2018






 
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 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Semiannual Rummage Sale: Dexter United Methodist Church.

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Sept. 28 & 29. Household items, furniture, clothing, and more. Donations accepted Sept. 23-25.
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri.) & 8:30 a.m.-noon (Sat.), Dexter United Methodist Church, 7643 Huron River Dr., Dexter. Free admission. 426-8480. [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.


 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.-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]


 10 a.m. 

Dollar Movies: Saline Area Senior Center.

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Sept. 21: Every Day, Michael Sucsy's 2018 romantic fantasy about a shy teen who falls for someone who wakes up in a different body every day.

Sept. 28: Book Club, Bill Holderman's 2018 comic drama about lifelong friends whose lives are changed when they read the novel 50 Shades of Grey.

Oct. 19: Life of the Party, Ben Falcone's 2018 comedy about a middle-age mom who goes back to college.
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. $1. 429-9274. [map]


 10-10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

"Kinder Concert": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Music for Little Folks director Gari Stein, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra bassist Joy Rowland, and pianist Kathryn Goodson lead kids ages 2-5 (accompanied by an adult) in a program that includes storytelling and dancing to live music. Participants also learn about the instruments.
10-10:30 & 11-11:30 a.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

"Just for Younger Kids: Storytime Tasting": Zingerman's Deli.

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Kids 2-5 invited to listen to a food-themed story. Snack provided. Caregivers must stay with their child.
10:30-11:30 a.m., Zingerman's Deli Upstairs. 422 Detroit St. $15 per kid (caregivers, free). 663-3354.


 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. except Sept. 3 Downtown.

Tues. 10-11 a.m. Malletts Creek.

Wed. 11 a.m.-noon. Pittsfield.

Thurs. 2-3 p.m. Westgate & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Malletts Creek.

Fri. 10:30-11 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Sept. 3), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

"X: A Novel": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All invited to a discussion of this YA novel, a fictionalized account of Malcolm X's early life, co-written by his daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz. Also, a potluck book discussion (bring a dish to pass) Sept. 28, 11 a.m.
7-8:30 p.m., Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Free. Preregister for a free copy of the book. 794-6250. [map]


 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies Lecture Series.

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


 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.) & noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"Creative Break": Ann Arbor District Library.

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


 Noon  Free! 

"Lunch & Learn": Temple Beth Emeth.

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


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"Little Listeners": Northfield Township Area Library.

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



 3:30-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Read to the Library Dogs": Chelsea District Library.

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All beginning readers ages 6-11 invited to read one-on-one for 10 minutes to a dog trained to act as if it's listening.
2-3:30 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required. 475-8732. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Center for South Asian Studies Lecture Series.

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Sept. 7 & 28 (different times & locations). Talks by U-M and visiting scholars. Sept. 7: "Decasticization, 'Dirty Work,' and Dignity." U-M psychology professor Ram Mahalingam discusses the ways Arunthathiyar (a Dalit caste group in Tamil Nadu) have been marginalized in the cleanup after the 2015 Chennai floods. Sept. 28: University of Otago (New Zealand) Buddhism professor Ben Schonthal on "At the Seams of Sangha and State: Monastic Law and Civil Law in Contemporary Southern Asia."
5 p.m. (Sept. 7) & 4 p.m. (Sept. 28), 1010 Weiser Hall (Sept. 7) & 110 Weiser (Sept. 28), 500 Church. Free. 615-4059. [map]


 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 5-11 p.m. 

14th Annual Oktoberfest: Saline Main Street.

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Sept. 28 & 29. This old-fashioned Oktoberfest kicks off with the annual "Tapping of the Golden Keg" and features a beer garden with German brews and traditional German food. Note: No pets after 7 p.m. Friday: live music by the popular Detroit 70s and 80s classic rock band Your Generation in Concert (8-11 p.m.). Saturday: a "Kinderplatz" play area for kids, a farmers market, a cornhole tournament, wiener dog races, scarecrow making, a Hammerspiel (German nail game) tournament, and live music culminating in a performance by the Detroit 70s & 80s classic rock band 50 Amp Fuse (8-11 p.m.).
5-11 p.m. (Fri.) & 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), downtown Saline. Free ($5 admission after 5 p.m. for those age 21 & over). salineoktoberfest.com, 316-2119. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

After Hours Games: Saline District Library.

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Teens invited to play the popular collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. Pizza.
5-6:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. Preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]


 5-10 p.m. 

Blast Corn Maze.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 22-Nov. 10. A large corn maze with 3.5 miles of trails and 3 exits to allow for routes of various lengths. Also, a U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, duck races, pedal cars, a kids play area with a mountain of straw and a corn box, and more. Hayrides ($3) available. Flashlights required at dusk (bring your own, or purchase one on-site).
5-10 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sun.), 6175 Daly Rd. (half mile west of Zeeb), Dexter. $8 (kids ages 5-12, $5; age 4 & under, free). Blastcornmaze.com. [map]


 5 p.m.-midnight 

Oktoberfest Block Party: Arbor Brewing Company.

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Sept. 28 & 29. Under 3 big street tents, an old-fashioned Oktoberfest with Arbor Brewing's own beers, along with bratwurst and other food, wine, and soft drinks. Entertainment includes the traditional German dance band the Rhinelanders (Fri. 6-11 p.m.), the local pop-rock jam trio Pajamas (Sat. 7-8:30 p.m.), and local bluegrass-Gypsy jazz trio Wire in the Wood (Sat. 9-11 p.m.).
5 p.m.-midnight (Fri.) & 3 p.m.-midnight (Sat.), Washington between S. Ashley & S. Fourth Ave. (Access to the Fourth & Washington parking structure available off Main.) Free admission. 213-1393. [map]


 5 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]


 6-9 p.m.  Free! 

A2 JAZZ FEST (Day 1): WORLD JAZZ DANCE PARTY.

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6-7PM Raka - World Percussion
7:15-9PM Tumbao Bravo - Latin Jazz
LIVE Night Club, 102 South 1st St. Free. a2jazzfest@gmail.com a2jazzfest.com [map]



 6 & 6:30 p.m. 

Magic: The Gathering Tournament: Get Your Game On.

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


 6-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Cosplay Gauntlets": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grade 8-adult invited to learn how to make costume armored gloves out of craft foam.
6-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Secret Lab. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Manhattan Short Film Festival": Dexter District Library.

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Sept. 28 & 30 and Oct. 3. Screening of the 2018 finalists from arguably the largest short film festival in the world.
6:30 p.m. (Sept. 28 & Oct. 3) & 2 p.m. (Sept. 30), DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free; preregistration requested. 426-4477. [map]


 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Wine & Cheese": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's cheesemakers discuss and offer taste samples of several pairings of cheese-friendly wines with delicious artisan cheeses. Bread and additional accompaniments provided.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Bike-in": Bike-in Ann Arbor.

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Join us for Bike-in! Monthly slow bike rides throughout Ann Arbor for everyone. Last Friday of the month. Post-ride fun with friends, neighbors, and visitors around the community.


Each ride we will begin at the Farmer's Market in Kerrytown at 7pm and wrap up by "biking-in" to a post-ride time together at a local establishment, green space, or other friendly host setting (i.e. Bike-in :: Movie (outdoor), Parlor (ice cream), Picnic (potluck), Garden (beer garden), etc.). Rides will be open and friendly to all. For gathering information, times, locations, riding routes, weather updates, etc. like/follow/visit us on Facebook at @bikeinannarbor. Please practice safe riding and abide by all legal riding rules at all times, especially while riding with a Bike-in community. Be sure to provide your own helmet, riding lights, and other appropriate accessories. Ride safe, be friendly, have fun!
Ann Arbor Farmer's Market, 315 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free. bikeinannarbor@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/bikeinannarbor/ [map]



 7 p.m. 

"Web of Health: Connections with Environment and Well-Being": Michigan Friends Center Friday night film series.

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Through the film showings and group discussions, we explore the ways in which human health factors are intertwined with our environment and may be supported by nature-centered living conditions. We will seek to bring out representative issues that add new dimensions and pose provocative questions in addition to more familiar topics at the environment/health nexus. Co-sponsored by Transition Town Chelsea.
Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Road, Chelsea, Michigan 48118, Chelsea. Donations welcome. 734.475.1892. manager@mfcenter.org http//www.mfcenter.org [map]



 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

Louis Picasso and Hiiigher Minds: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Ypsilanti-based MC Picasso leads this hip-hop collective of artists, musicians, and dancers. "It's inspiring to watch, and to hear," says local music journalist Jeff Milo. "Tidal energies, sinewy wordplay and declarative expression [create] an urgent energy."
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Mark Webster Reading Series: U-M English Department.

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Readings by U-M creative writing grad students, including poetry by Gerardo Sámano and prose by Elinam Agbo.
7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-6330. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Oindrila Mukherjee & Akil Kumarasamy: Rasa Festival.

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Readings by these 2 writers. India-bred Mukherjee is a GVSU writing professor whose short stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best American Short Stories. Kumarasamy is a New Jersey writer whose debut, Half Gods, is a collection of short stories following the fractured origins and destinies of 2 brothers named after demigods in the Mahabharata. Signing.
7 p.m., Literati Bookstore, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]


 7 p.m. 

U-M Volleyball.

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

Sept. 1: EMU. Noon.

Sept. 1: Harvard. 7 p.m.

Sept. 4: Valparaiso. 7 p.m.

Sept. 7: Oakland. 1 p.m.

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

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

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

Sept. 28: Rutgers. 7 p.m.

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

Oct. 5: Purdue. 9 p.m.

Oct. 6: Indiana. 7 p.m.

Oct. 26: Wisconsin. 8 p.m.

Nov 7: Maryland. 7 p.m.

Nov 10: Nebraska. 7 p.m.

Nov. 21: Northwestern 7 p.m.

Nov 24: MSU. 7 p.m.

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


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Being There": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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(Hal Ashby, 1979). Peter Sellers plays an unassuming gardener who's mistaken for a brilliant philosopher. Discussion follows.
7 p.m., Jewel Heart (1129 Oak Valley Dr. between Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. & Ellsworth). Free. 994-3387.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Earthly Airs and Hearty Beats": U-M Confucius Institute.

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Performance of chuida, traditional Chinese wind and drum music, by the Zhou Family Band, a 7th-generation Chinese band that plays music for weddings, funerals, and other life-cycle rituals.
7 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Free. 764-8888. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

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

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



 7:30 p.m. 

Michigan Ethnic Dance Festival: PURe Dance Ensemble.

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Sept. 28 & 29. Dance companies from around the state perform various folk dances from Mexico, India, Africa, Germany, Ireland, the Caribbean, and elsewhere.
7:30 p.m. (Sept. 28) & 2:30 p.m. (Sept. 29), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Tickets $10 at a2tix.com. 476-5616. [map]
 


 7:30 p.m. 

Night Terrors at Wiard's Orchards: Wiard's Orchards, Inc.

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Michigan's #1 Haunted Thrill Park - Our monsters are here to SCARE! We put terror in your face. 6 Events in one location: The Ultimate Haunted Barn, The MindShaft, The Asylum, Hayrides of the Lost, Splattertown - live action paintball and Alien Caged Clowns.
Voted #8 Scream Park in America by Hauntworld magazine.
Not for the faint hearted...
Wiard's Orchards, Inc., 5565 Merritt Rd. Varies see website. 734-482-7744. office@wiards.com hauntedhousemichigan.com [map]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Scott Piper & Logan Skelton: U-M School of Music.

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Tenor Piper and pianist Skelton, both U-M music professors, perform new songs by Skelton and songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"A Little Night Music": The Encore Musical Theatre Company.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 20-Oct. 14. This local professional theater company performs this sophisticated Tony Award-winning 1973 musical comedy, adapted from Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night. The story concerns 3 mismatched couples, each of whom finally ends up with the right partner as they discover their true desires during a weekend together in the country. Stephen Sondheim's memorable and enchanting waltz-filled score includes "Send In the Clowns," "A Weekend in the Country," "Later," and other favorites.
7:30 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.), Encore, 3126 Broad St., Dexter. Tickets $32 (seniors, $30; youth & groups of 10 or more, $28) on Thurs.; $36 (seniors, $34; youth & groups of 10 or more, $32) on Fri. & Sat. eve.; $34 (seniors, $32; youth & groups of 10 or more, $30) for all matinees in advance at theencoretheatre.org and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Family Mew-Vie Night": Tiny Lions.

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Screening of the 1998 animated comedy Moana, the 2016 Disney animation, set in ancient Polynesia, about a chieftain's daughter who seeks out the demigod Maui to reverse a terrible curse. Also, snuggles with adoptable cats. Popcorn, juice, and water. Kids must be accompanied by an adult (at least 1 for every 3 kids). Bring pillows, sleeping bags, and blankets, if you wish. This event usually sells out. $10 in advance at tinylions.org/mewvienights.
Tiny Lions, 5245 Jackson, ste. A1. $10 in advance at tinylions.org/mewvienights. 661-3575. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

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

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


 7:30-11:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Sept. 22, 28, & 29; every Fri.-Sun. in Oct.; & Oct. 31. Six different scary attractions--a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more--bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Also, Splattertown paintball shooting at costumed monsters. Refreshments available. Kids age 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
7:30-11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Sun.), 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. Tickets: $18 for access to one area (multi-area passes, $39.99 & $49.99). hauntedhousemichigan.com, 390-9212. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Dance Works.

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Sept. 28 & 29. The U-M dance department's internationally acclaimed resident professional company presents a program highlighted by a performance by 5 U-M dance faculty and alumni of modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey's iconic 1928 work, Air, set to J.S. Bach's "Air on a G String," with live piano accompaniment by Christian Matijas-Mecca. Also, an excerpt from it's been a long time, a duet with new U-M dance professor Charli Brissey and her dance partner Phoebe Ballard. Set to a remix of Lady Gaga's "You and I" that includes text from Gertrude Stein, the piece explores the fraught power dynamic between a dancer and choreographer. The premiere of a new collaborative work by Harge Dance Stories (Detroit) artistic director (and U-M grad) Jennifer Harge and 14 U-M dance students, with music by Def Jam and Boys Don't Cry. U-M alums Corinne Imberski and Ayako Kato perform Northern Shadow, their new duet exploring the overlap between the visible and the imagined. U-M dance professor Jillian Hopper premieres Waverly, her new solo showcasing Doris Humphrey's dance techniques, and U-M alum Amy Cova performs a new solo she choreographed with U-M dance professor Missy Beck.
8 p.m., U-M Dance Bldg. Betty Pease studio, 1310 North University Ct. (off Observatory). $10 (students & seniors, $7) in advance at MUTO Underground (at the Michigan League), mutotix.com, and (if available) at the door. 763-TKTS. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Chopin Concert: EMU Music Department.

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EMU piano professor Joel Schoenhals presents the 1st of 2 Chopin concerts. Program: Two Nocturnes (Op. 9), Three Waltzes (Op. 34), Polonaise-Fantaisie, Ballade in G minor, Fantasie in F minor, Polonaise in C-sharp minor, Waltz in C-sharp minor, Nocturne in C-sharp minor, and Fantaisie-Impromptu.
8 p.m., Pease Auditorium, EMU campus, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.


 8 p.m. 

Jeremy Horn: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).

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Contemporary Christian pop-rock singer-songwriter from Memphis, a fixture on Michigan's Smile-FM radio network with hits like "I Will See Angels 'Round Your Throne" and "First Love."
8 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. $15 in advance and at the door. 665-8558. [map]


 8 & 10:30 p.m. 

Mike Lebovitz: Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

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Sept. 28 & 29. Chicago-bred stand-up comic known for his engaging, if slightly disheveled, stage manner and his well-paced blend of jokes, droll stories, and snappy observational humor. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
8 & 10:30 p.m., 212 S. Fourth Ave. $12 reserved seating in advance, $14 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Antigone": Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.

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Sept. 28-30 & Oct. 5-7. Michelle Weiss directs local actors in Barbara Bray's translation of Jean Anouilh's modern adaptation of Sophocles' tragedy about a young noblewoman whose brothers have killed one another in a bloody battle for control of ancient Thebes. When her uncle assumes the throne, he decrees that one brother be buried with full honors and the other's body be left to the elements. Believing that family honor is more important than the law, Antigone defies the king. Anouilh's play explores the conflicts between moral absolutism and political compromise with such evenhandedness that when the play was first performed, during the Nazi occupation of France, both collaborators and resistance fighters saw it as affirming their positions. Cast: Aliahna Porter, Tom Underwood, Laura Lilly Cotten, Nathan Corliss, Cristina Pellerano, Matt Miller, Leigh Rojeski, Luke Veninga, Megan Shiplett, and Katherine Wiykovics.
8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), A2CT Studio, 322 W. Ann. Tickets $15 in advance at a2ct.org/tickets, by phone, and (if available) at teh door. 971-2228. [map]


 8 & 10 p.m. 

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

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Every Fri. The League of Pointless Improvisers performs sketches based on audience members' best and worst memories of school (gathered at the beginning of the show). They also do "water form," Pointless's own long-form improv style. The program begins with a set by a guest improv troupe TBA.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Classic Recollections": U-M Symphony Band.

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Michael Haithcock conducts this ensemble of music majors in the premiere of Spilled Orange, recent U-M grad Judy Bozone's work based on her recollections of living in Thailand. The program also includes Mozart's sublime and magisterial Serenade no. 10 ("Gran Partita"), Ron Nelson's popular 1967 Rocky Point Holiday, and contemporary composer Jennifer Higdon's Percussion Concerto, with U-M Concerto Competition winner Danielle Gonzalez. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a discussion of the program with Bozone, Gonzalez, and Haithcock.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Diva Royale": Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 20-Dec. 29. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of Jeff Daniels' new comedy about 3 Midwestern stay-at-home moms who plan a trip to NYC to see Celine Dion, but things go awry in hilarious fashion as soon as they get on the plane.
3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Tickets $30 (Wed.), $27 (Thurs.), $41 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $46 (Sat. eve.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Iliza: Elder Millennial Tour": Live Nation.

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Stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger, 2008 winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing and host of the Freeform channel's Truth & Iliza, is known for her observations about dating while feminist and being considered a "millennial" despite being in her mid-30s.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $27.50-$37.50 in advance at ticketmaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets, & at the door. (800) 745-3000. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Milvotchkee, Visconsin": Kickshaw Theatre.

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


 8 p.m. 

"Paul Keller Presents: Terry Lower": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Local bassist Keller presents the second in a series of 3 monthly concerts showcasing different jazz pianists with Midwest ties. Tonight, he is joined by Grand Rapids-based Lower, the West Michigan Jazz Society 2016 Musician of the Year, whom an AllMusic review calls "a deftly melodic pianist with an ear for writing lush arrangements."
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$30 (students, $5) in advance at a2tix.com/events/keller-lower. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
 


 8 p.m. 

"The Totalitarians": Theatre Nova.

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



 9 p.m.-midnight 

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

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



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: The George and Laura Duo The George and Laura Duo

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

Blind Pig: Moon Hooch

This Brooklyn trio plays a saxophone-based brand of nu jazz it dubs "cave music," explaining "it's like house but more wild, more jagged, more free, more natural to live in." $15 ($17 at the door). [venue info]

Club Above: "Michigan Electronic Music Collective."

Electronic dance music. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Matt Styles

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

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Kathy Wieland

Singer-songwriter duo. Wieland, who accompanies herself on autoharp, guitar, and banjo, is known for her witty, thoughtful originals about women's lives. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: FreeLance

Local dance rock cover band whose repertoire ranges from Earth, Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder to AC/DC and Guns & Roses to Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars. [venue info]

Live: "Ann Arbor Jazz Festival: World Jazz Dance Party."

With the veteran local Tumbao Bravo, a veteran local Afro- Cuban jazz band led by multi-instrumental reeds player Paul VornHagen, and Raka, a local African fusion ensemble lad by bassist Dave Sharp, and featuring guitarists Alex Anest & Charles Boggs and percussionist Carolyn Koebel. 6:30-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Robert Johnson

Solo acoustic folk and blues by this Northville singer-guitarist. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Pittsfield Open Band

Old-time American and Irish dance tunes. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: The Cool Birds

Ypsilanti old-time country, roots rock, and Americana band led by singer-guitarist Milan Seth. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Y-Town Hoolies

Local band that plays traditional and contemporary irish songs. 8-10 p.m. [venue info]

Zou Zou's Cafe: Derzier

Celtic fusion by the duo of singer-flutist Kelly McDermott and multi- instrumentalist Rob Crozier. [venue info]

 
 


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