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Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 29, 2018






 
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 3 - 9.30 p.m.  Free! 

A2 JAZZ FEST (Day 2): STRAIGHT AHEAD SATURDAY: LIVE Night Club.

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3-3:30PM Community Music School Jazz Ensemble
3:40-4:10PM Community High School Jazz Ensemble
4:20-4:50PM The 5 Brothers
5PM Trunino Lowe Quartet
6PM Jon Taylor's Beam Songs
7PM Janelle Reichman +4
8PM Sean Dobbins Trio
LIVE Night Club, 102 South 1st Avenue. Free. a2jazzfest@gmail.com a2jazzfest.com [map]



 8:30 a.m.-noon 

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.-4 p.m. 

"A Day of Silence and Meditation Practice, led by Carol Blotter": Michigan Friends Center.

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Each retreat is an opportunity to enjoy the quiet of the country while practicing sitting and walking meditation. This day is appropriate for anyone interested in meditation: beginners will have break-out instruction; experienced meditators can be in silence all day; those in-between can practice and have their questions answered. These retreats are fundraisers for the benefit of Michigan Friends Center.
Carol Blotter's meditation practice draws from dual roots in Quaker and Buddhist traditions. She has taught since 1999, has led more than 40 retreats across the United States, and has taught over 50 classes in meditation to spiritual seekers, schools, universities and medical groups. She is a teacher for The Forest Way -- an organization dedicated to providing retreat opportunities conducive to spiritual growth that is both balanced and integrated.
Suggested donation $30 or as able. Pre-registration requested. Contact Carol at (734)475-0942 or cb.meditate@gmail.com to register.
Michigan Friends Center, 7748 Clark Lake Road, Chelsea. Donation. $30. 734.475.1892. manager@mfcenter.org http//www.mfcenter.org [map]



 9 a.m.-noon 

Fall Mom-2-Mom Sale: Huron Valley Parents of Multiples (HVPOM).

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Department store-style sale of used kids clothing and shoes, toys, books, videos, strollers, high chairs, baby gear, winter gear, boots, Halloween costumes, and more. Also, a bake sale.
9 a.m.-noon, Woodland Meadows Elementary School, 350 Woodland Dr., Saline. $3 admission (members, $2; kids, free). sale@hvpom.org. [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Indian Art & Frontier Antique Show: Frontier Antique Collectors.

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Display and sale of 18th- and 19th-century furs, beadwork, frontier weapons, burl bowls, effigy ladles, pipes, and more. Also, gun show and sale. 7:30 a.m. admission available ($20).
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. $5 (kids, free). (248) 840-7070. [map]


 9 a.m. 

One-Day Amateur Radio Class: ARROW, U-M Amateur Radio Club.

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Description: Get your Technician Class amateur radio license in a day! ARROW and the University of Michigan Amateur Radio Club (W8UM) will offer this one-day class that offers the opportunity to obtain your Technician Class (Ham) radio license. The instructor will be Dan Romanchik, KB6NU. Class will promptly start at 9:00 am and run until 3:30 pm, at which time the Technician Class license multiple choice exam will be given. Time is allotted for breaks; soda machine available, please bring your lunch or snacks. The class is open and free to all high school and college students with a valid student I.D. card. Registration fee for the general public is $20. Payment may be made via PayPal to: cwgeek@kb6nu.com. Class size is limited, early registration is advised.
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Building, 1301 Beal Ave. $20. 734-930-6564. cwgeek@kb6nu.com http://www.kb6nu.com/next-one-day-tech-class/ [map]



 9 a.m. 

St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer: St. Jude.

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Race Name
St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

Race Date
September 29, 2018

Type
Run or Run/Walk

Description
Join us on September 29th, at Concordia University in Ann Arbor and help us end childhood cancer! Take a stand with us and build a team, join a team, volunteer, or donate to our goal of $150,000.
Sign up today by clicking on the link below:
http://fundraising.stjude.org/walkrunannarbor
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food- because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
8:00 am Registration opens
9:00 am Opening Ceremony
Immediately following is the 5k walk and 5k fun run
*This event is very family friendly!*
We hope you will join us as we take a stand against childhood cancer because no child should die in the dawn of life.
Concordia Univeristy, 4090 Geddes Rd. $10 donation. Elizabeth.kozeny@stjude.org http://fundraising.stjude.org/walkrunannarbor [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.


 9 a.m.  Free! 

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

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


 9 a.m.-1 p.m. & 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"River Roundup": Huron River Watershed Council.

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All invited to learn about and help collect macroinvertebrates--including insect larvae and crayfish--from Huron River tributaries to measure the river's health. Kids welcome if accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. & 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (pick one session), meeting location TBA. Free. Preregistration required at hrwc.org/volunteer/roundup. jfrenzel@hrwc.org; 769-5123, ext. 600.


 9:30 a.m. 

"Trike-a-Thon Fall Festival": First Steps/Ann Arbor PTO Fundraiser.

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All kids invited to ride a stroller, scooter, trike, or bike around an empty parking lot. Participant ribbons. Also, a fire truck, a bean bag toss, a duck challenge, a race-your-parent game, balloon animals, glitter tattoos, a dog training demo, and helmet sales and fittings.
9:30-11:30 a.m., Westerman Preschool & Family Center, 2775 Boardwalk. $5 minimum donation. 994-4949. [map]



 10 a.m. 

"Ann Arbor Take Steps": Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.

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Take Steps is a family-friendly fundraising event where patients, loved ones, friends, and supporters EMPOWER and INSPIRE each other to continue the fight against these devastating diseases. Patients and their families are able to CONNECT with the greater IBD Community, helping them understand that they are never alone in this fight.
To raise money for mission-critical research that will lead to cures and to provide better education and care for those living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. More than 80 cents of every dollar raised supports these efforts
• More than 1.6 million Americans are currently living with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)
• One in every 200 people is currently diagnosed with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
• More than 50,000 people in Michigan have Crohn's or ulcerative colitis
• Approximately 80,000 children are living with IBD
• One of the fastest growing populations of patients being diagnosed is children under the age of 18
County Farm Park, 2230 Platt Rd. Donation. 248-737-0900 ext. 6. sarminiak@crohnscolitisfoundation.org www.cctakesteps.org/annarbor [map]


 10 a.m.-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]


 10 a.m.-noon  Free! 

Buhr Park Rain Garden Love a Park Day: Water Resources Commissioner's Office and GIVE 365.

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Saturday, September 29th from 10-12pm | Meet at the entrance to the ice arena, 2751 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
We will pull weeds like Yellow Sweet Clover, Ragweed and Canada Thistle. We will also collect and scatter native seeds from the Children's Wet Meadows to the other gardens. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. We will provide tools, gloves, water and expertise.
Buhr Park, 2751 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. 734-222-6813. wytychakc@ewashtenaw.org www.ewashtenaw.org/raingardens [map]



 10 a.m.-4:20 p.m.  Free! 

Green Wolverine Science Symposium: Green Wolverine; U of M College of Pharmacy; U of M School of Nursing.

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Through collaboration with the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and School of Nursing, Green Wolverine is hosting speakers from across the country for a CANNABIS SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM. This is the first student-organized science symposium of its kind at the university.
Green Wolverine was founded with the goal of promoting education and public awareness of the importance of evidence-based discourse, in terms of deciding the future of cannabis in medicine, research, and industry.
Robertson Auditorium, Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. amrg@umich.edu http://greenwolverine.org/2018symposium.html [map]



 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Harvest Art Market": Silver Maples of Chelsea.

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Display and sale of watercolors, fiber art, acrylics, jewelry, and pottery by several Michigan artists. Also, demos & a bake sale.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Silver Maples, 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea. Free admission. 475-4111. [map]


 10 a.m.  Free! 

"KinderConcert": Dexter District Library.

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Music for Little Folks director Gari Stein, members of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, and pianist Kathryn Goodson lead kids age 5 & under (accompanied by an adult) in a 30-minute program that includes storytelling and dancing to live music. Participants also learn about the instruments.
10 a.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 10:30 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"How Democracies Live and Die": U-M Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

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Panel discussion with Harvard government professor Steven Levitsky, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace research program director Thomas Carothers, and Stanford University Center for Democracy program manager Didi Kuo.
10:30 a.m.-noon, 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 764-0351. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Morning Physics": U-M Physics Department.

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Sept. 22 & 29. Popular series of talks, aimed at general audiences, by U-M scholars. Sept. 22: Nuclear engineering professor John Foster on "Opening Up the Solar System and Beyond: The Promise of Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion." Sept. 29: Physics professor Aaron Pierce on "Dark Matters."
10:30 a.m., 170 & 182 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-4437. [map]


 11 a.m.-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]


 11 a.m-4 p.m.  Free! 

People's Food Co-Op Chili Cook Off: People's Food Co-Op.

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The People's Food Co-op in Ann Arbor is hosting a Member Appreciation Day on Sept. 29 with a chili cook-off.
The event is benefiting Food Gatherers in Ann Arbor and is open to the public.
Eve Aronoff, who's from the sixth season of "Top Chef", will be the celebrity chef judge.
People's Food Co-Op, 216 N. Fourth Avenue. Free. (734) 994-9174. http://peoplesfood.coop/ [map]



 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Remodelers Home Tour: Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Sept. 29 & 30. A chance to tour several newly remodeled local homes.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.) & noon-6 p.m. (Sun.), various locations. $10 (age 16 & under, free). Tickets and maps available at any of the tour houses listed at bragannarbor.net/remodelers-home-tour. 996-0100.


 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.-4 p.m. 

"Hot Cars & Cool Jazz": Dr. Smiles Charity Car Show.

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Car show with live music by the Paul Keller Orchestra. Also, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Ice cream, beverages, & food available. Proceeds benefit Peace Neighborhood Center.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium. Free admission; $15 to show a car. 663-1202. [map]


 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Song Fest": Chelsea District Library.

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This daylong festival is highlighted by a performance by Freedy Johnston (7:30-10 p.m., Zou Zou's Café, 101 N. Main, Chelsea), an acclaimed NYC-based pop-rock singer-songwriter whose songs about heartbreak, alienation, and lonesome yearning are known for a blend of pop punch and writerly craft that have provoked comparisons both to Buddy Holly and Elvis Costello.

The program begins with a conversation with 107.1-FM morning host Martin Bandyke. Also, an Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra KinderConcert (noon-12:30 p.m.), a chance to make and play kazoos (1:30-2 p.m., Reading Garden), songwriting sessions (11 a.m.-2 p.m.), a "Gear Talk" discussion of band instruments and tools (3 p.m.), "So You Want to Start a Band?" Q&A with members of local bands (3 p.m.), teen songwriting workshop (1:30-3 p.m.), and an outdoor variety show (3:30-5 p.m.) with local amateur musicians TBA.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. Preregistration required for workshops. 475-8732. [map]


 11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Storytime at the Museum": UMMA.

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A U-M student docent reads a story related to art on display. Followed by a short craft activity. For kids ages 3-6 accompanied by a parent. Siblings welcome.
11:15 a.m.-noon, UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 Noon-6 p.m. 

"Collaborative Meetup": TinkerTech.

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This is a 'lite' version of our hackathon event: same great collaborative taste, but less time filling. Instead of an all-day marathon, our collaborative meetup is a six-hour tinkering session, followed by dinner and socializing at one of our fine, downtown Ypsilanti eateries. Teams will be formed based on interest and complimentary ability, then we'll work like mad to create all the code, hardware, art, or music we can by the end of the day.
If you haven't had a chance to take our laser or 3D printer checkout classes, you'll have an opportunity to do so the day of the event (normal fees will apply).
Cost:
Free for TinkerTech members and $20 for non-members.
TinkerTech, 216 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. $20. 7347078019. kristy@tinkertech.io http://tinkertech.io/event/event-tinkertech-collaborative-meetup/ [map]



 Noon 

Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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Every Sat. All invited to play disc golf at one of Hudson Mills Metropark's 24-hole courses. Beginners are paired with advanced players to create parity. Prizes. Discs can be borrowed at the park office.
Noon, Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center, 8801 North Territorial Rd. (between Dexter-Pinckney Rd. & Huron River Dr.), Dexter. $7 per player; free for spectators. $10 vehicle entrance fee. 449-4300. [map]


 12:30-4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon. & Fri., except Sept. 2. 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]


 12:55 p.m. 

"Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow": Fathom Events.

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Sept. 29 & Oct. 3.Note: The Sept. 29 screening is at Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine Saline. The Oct. 3 screening is at Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) and Ann Arbor 20.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), & 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).


 1-5 p.m. 

"Living Well with Illness Workshop"

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A workshop for people with any kind of chronic illness. We use group discussion, personal reflection, and art activities to help participants explore and challenge accepted attitudes about chronic illness. We invite participants to tell their illness story to a supportive person, reflect on the way their illness has affected their life, and consider new ways to foster resilience going forward.
Facilitators are Janet Greenhut, MD, and Idelle Hammond-Sass, artist and Open Studio Process facilitator.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore Community Room, 114 S. Main St. $75. (734) 302-0230. livingwellwithillness@aol.com narrativedimensions.org/livingwellwithillnessworkshop [map]



 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Community Dahlia Competition: Michigan Dahlia Association.

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All dahlia growers invited to exhibit a single flower or 5 flowers arranged in a vase (vases supplied). Also, a dahlia storing demonstration. Spectators welcome.
1-4 p.m. (entries accepted 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 647-7600. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Gaming Tournaments: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Sept. 29: "Splatoon 2: Hyperlocal Splat Fest." For adults and teens in grade 6 & up. Sept. 30: "Mario Kart." For all ages.
1-4 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th floor meeting rm. Free. 327-8301. [map]


 1-3:30 p.m. 

Yo-Yo Master Zeemo: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

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This popular local kids entertainer performs some of his more than 200 yo-yo tricks.
1 & 3 p.m., AAHOM, 220 E. Ann. Free with regular admission: $12.50 (members & kids under age 2, free). 995-9439. [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]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Turning Chaos Into Music: Synths & Randomness with North Coast Modular Collective": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Members of this area group of synthesizer enthusiasts show how to create melodies using random voltage generators and how to shape sounds using white noise. Beginners welcome. For grade 6-adult.
1-4 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Bark Crawl: Animal Advocates of Ann Arbor.

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Join us Saturday, September 29th for an Ann Arbor Bark Crawl - a fun event for you AND your pet!! Bring your well-behaved pooch, your family and friends, or just yourself!
We'll be kicking off at Grizzly Peak, then stopping at 2 other bars along the way. Here's the schedule:
2:00-3:00: Grizzly Peak (120 W Washington St)
3:00-4:00: Beer Grotto (303 S Ashley St)
4:00-5:00: aut BAR (315 Braun Ct)
There will be reserved outdoor seating at each location so feel free to join us for the day, or stop by along the way.
This event will be (light) rain or shine! However, if weather is too awful for walking and outdoorsing, we'll plan to stay indoors at Beer Grotto (without our pups) - we'll keep you posted.
The Bark Crawl will be a great way to interact with other pet lovers in the Ann Arbor Area, and to get involved with A4! Also, games, prizes and giveaways!
Grizzly Peak, 120 W Washington St. Free. Yp4paws@gmail.com [map]



 2 & 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]


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Saturday Sampler": U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

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Every Sat. Docent-led tours of the museum, including "Highlights of the Kelsey Museum" (Sept. 1), "Egypt and the Egyptians" (Sept. 8), "Pompeii and the Bay of Naples" (Sept. 15), "Archaeology" (Sept. 22), and "Newberry Hall and the Tiffany Window" (Sept. 29).
2-3 p.m., Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State. Free. 764-9304.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Tales of Trails": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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WCPARC naturalist Sarah Felder leads a hike through the Harwood Heritage Preserve to learn about the history of its landscape.
2-4 p.m., meet at the Pittsfield Preserve parking lot, south side of Textile Rd., just west of Platt. Free. 971-6337.


 3-4:30 p.m. 

Nature Programs: Waterloo Recreation Area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 3 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]


 3 & 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]


 3-5 p.m. 

"Pairing 101: Beer & Wine with Cheese": Zingerman's Creamery.

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Zingerman's staffers show how to pair beer and wine with a variety of artisan cheeses. Tastings with bread and other accompaniments.
3-5 p.m., Zingerman's Creamery, 3723 Plaza Dr. $45. Reservations required. 929-0500. [map]


 3:15, 6, 8:45 & 11:30 p.m. 

"Fahrenheit 11/9": State Theatre.

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(Michael Moore, 2018). Documentary exploring social unrest since Donald Trump's rise to power.
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, 6:15, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Crazy Rich Asians": State Theatre.

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Rom-com about a native New Yorker who discovers that her longtime boyfriend is actually the scion of a wealthy family and one of Singapore's most eligible bachelors.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:30 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]


 3:45 & 8:45 p.m. 

"Love, Gilda": Michigan Theater.

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(Lisa D'Apolito, 2018). Documentary about the late comedy legend Gilda Radner.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 3:45, 6:30, 9:15, & 11:45 p.m. 

"Blaze": State Theatre.

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(Ethan Hawke, 2018). Biopic about Texas country songwriting legend Blaze Foley.
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 p.m. 

"In the Last Days of the City": State Theatre.

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(Tamer El Said, 2018). Drama about a Cairo-based documentary filmmaker struggling to complete a project on the ancient, troubled city on the eve of the Arab Spring. Arabic, 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.


 4 p.m. 

58th U-M Organ Conference.

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Sept. 29-Oct. 2. This annual organ festival kicks off with a performance by finalists in the 7th Annual Organ Improvisation Competition.
4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Tool Zoo": Maker Works.

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Members lead a tour of the shop and demonstrate tools, from a 3-D printer to a pewter casting machine and a plasma steel cutter. Demo pieces available to take home. Kids must be accompanied by a parent.
4:30 p.m., Maker Works, 3765 Plaza Dr. $5 (family, $8). Preregistration required at maker-works.com/tours. 222-4911. [map]


 5-8 p.m. 

Bombers & Brews: Yankee Air Museum.

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Spend an evening sampling several types of craft beers from local breweries while viewing historic aircraft at the Museum. Small bites will be for sale from Twisted Rooster.
Tickets are on sale for $39 online or $50 at the door. Must be 21 and older.
Yankee Air Museum, 47884 D Street, Belleville. $39 online/ $50 at door. 7344834030. ashley.myers@yankeeairmuseum.org https://prod1.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=167760~9314946d-6e2e-4182-a40f-57436f01352e&epguid=27aafa2d-91e4-40aa-a05d-408761864365& [map]



 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Birding Adventure at Kosch-Headwaters Preserve: Wandering Washtenaw.

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Kosch Headwaters Preserve is a Nature Preserve that encompasses many different types of environments. Join Wandering Washtenaw's Executive Director, Elizabeth Keller, and local Birder, Dominick Fenech, on a Birding Adventure while exploring wetlands, woodland, farmland, and open grassy meadows. Learn about the many bird species that enjoy the habitats here. We will also see a vast array of plant life, especially milkweed, that attracts butterflies and other pollinators to this preserve. One can't help but feel a sense of calm come over them when wandering Kosch-Headwaters Preserve! Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the preserve which is located off of Prospect Rd. Use our Wander tool to view more photos and information about Kosch-Headwaters Preserve.
Visit wanderingwashtenaw.com/Birding_Adventure.html for more information and to see photos of this beautiful Nature Preserve.
#ExploreWashtenaw
Kosch-Headwaters Preserve, N Prospect Road & Ford Rd, Superior Charter Twp, MI 48198, Ypsilanti. Free. Donation. liz@wanderingwashtenaw.com https://wanderingwashtenaw.com/Birding_Adventure.html



 6 p.m. 

"Life Itself": Michigan Theater.

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(Dan Fogelman, 2018). Multigenerational family drama about the dangers and joys of everyday life. Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening.
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]


 6:15 & 9 p.m. 

"The Wife": Michigan Theater.

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(Björn Runge, 2018). Drama about the self-effacing wife of the Great American Novelist who reaches her breaking point when he's awarded the Nobel Prize. Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 6:30 p.m. 

"An Evening with Ozone House": Reinhart Realtors.

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Domino's World Resource Center, 30 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive. Donation. $175. 734-662-2265. hruud@ozonehouse.org www.ozonehouse.org [map]



 6:30 p.m. 

"An Evening with Ozone House": Ozone House Fundraiser.

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Performances by area youth, music, dinner, cocktails, and a silent auction.
6:30-10 p.m., Domino's World Resource Center, 30 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr. Tickets $175 in advance at ozonehouse.or/calendar-old/evening-with-ozonehouse. 662-2265. [map]


 7 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.


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Comhaltas.

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Every Thurs., Sept.-May. All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
7:30-9:30 p.m., FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. facebook.com/DetroitIMA. contact@detroitirishmusic.org. 255-5310. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"2nd Annual POB Dance": Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance.

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Glen Morningstar calls to live music by the Pittsfield Open Band. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lesson for beginners.
7:30 p.m., Concourse Hall, 4531 Concourse (off S. State across from the airport). $8 (age 29 & under, $5). 355-9752. [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.-midnight 

Cameron Esposito: Blind Pig.

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All ages admitted. L.A.-based standup comic known for her humor directed against sexual violence that New York magazine calls "blistering, masterful, tragic, hilarious." Her recent special, Rape Jokes, also delves into her Catholic upbringing and experience of realizing she's gay.
8 p.m.-midnight, Blind Pig, 208 S. First St. $30 in advance at blindpigmusic.com/calendar and 8 Ball Saloon (below the club), and (if available) at the door. 996-8555. [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.  Free! 

Tunde Olaniran: UMMA.

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This Nigerian electronic pop musician from Flint sings innovative, genre-hopping songs with themes of social activism. "His singing goes into a brash falsetto at a whim, shifts into rather straightforward rapping and then screws that up into something more cartoonish, more hyper," says a PopMatters review of his well-received debut album, Transgressor.
8 p.m., UMMA Apse. Free, but tickets required at muto.umich.edu. umma.umich.edu/events, 764-0395.


 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 the door. 971-2228. [map]


 8-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Astronomy Day Star Party": Leslie Science and Nature Center.

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All invited to celebrate Astronomy Day by using telescopes to look at stars, planets, and nebulae with the University Lowbrow Astronomers representatives. Event may be canceled if overcast; check LSNC's website or Facebook page after 4 p.m. to confirm.
8-10 p.m., LSNC, 1831 Traver Rd. Free. 997-1533. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Death of a Salesman": University Musical Society.

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Film and TV star Alec Baldwin, most recently famous for impersonating Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, stars as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's enduring drama about the failure of the American dream as told through the story of a traveling salesman who is told he can't work in his hometown. As his life unravels, he reflects on his past and his strained relationships with his sons. The cast includes U-M theater professors Priscilla Lindsay, Erik Fredricksen, and Leigh Woods, local actor Eva Rosenwald, and U-M theater students. Note: Date subject to change.
8 p.m., Power Center. Tickets $40-$80 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538.


 8 p.m. 

"Laith Al-Saadi & Friends Annual Birthday Bash!": Ann Arbor's 107one.

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This popular local singer-guitarist, who rocketed to national prominence in 2016 with a 4th-place finish on NBC's The Voice, performs an eclectic mix of roots Americana, classic rock, and blues, including many originals. Tonight, he jams with veteran R&B and blues keyboardist (and former Ann Arborite) Al Hill, Bob Seger's horn section Motor City Horn, and others TBA.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $35-$75 at ticketmaster.com. 302-8100. [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. 

"Parisian Soirée": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Popular annual concert with an elegant Parisian cabaret ambience. Program includes performances of Joe Dassin's "Les Champs-Élysées," Cole Porter's "I Am in Love" and "I Love Paris," songs from Puccini's La Bohème and Il Tabarro (a one-act set in Paris), 20th-century French composer Vincent Scotto's "J'ai Deux Amours" and "Under the Bridges of Paris," and Pulitzer Prize-winning local composer William Bolcom's 1978 cabaret song "Amor." Champagne. The lineup includes pianist and MC Kathleen Kelly, sopranos Jennifer Cresswell and Jennifer Judd, tenor Camron Gray, baritone Sam Kidd, pianists Kathryn Goodson and Ellen Rowe, and drummer Sean Dobbins.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $25-$50 (students, $10) at a2tix.com/events/parisian. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
 


 8 & 10 p.m. 

"Pointless Improv Shows": Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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Every Sat. Comedic improv by experienced local performers.
8 & 10 p.m., Pointless, 3014 Packard. Tickets $15 (8 p.m.) & $12 (10 p.m.). info@pointlessbrew.com, (989) 455-4484. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"String Extravaganza": U-M School of Music.

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U-M violin professor Aaron Berofsky, Seoul National University violin professor Kyung-Sun Lee, and Washington, D.C.-based cellist Tobias Werner perform Brahms' String Quintet no. 2 and Schubert's Cello Quintet.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [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 & 11:15 p.m. 

"Mandy": State Theatre.

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(Panos Cosmatos, 2018). Nicholas Cage stars as a broken man hunting down a cult leader who kidnapped and murdered his girlfriend.
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.



 
 
 

Nightspots Listings:

 

Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Pete Siers Trio

Vintage New Orleans and Chicago-style jazz by an ensemble led by local drummer Siers. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Randy Brock Group

Detroit blues trio. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Ed Scruggs

Soulful, gravel-voiced local singer-guitarist whose repertoire features freshly imagined covers of songs by the likes of Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and John Prine. [venue info]

Guy Hollerin's: The Terraplanes The Terraplanes

Local band led by singer-guitarist Jerry Mack that plays a mix of houserocking blues, uptown swing, soulful R&B, and roots rock. [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: Straight Ahead Saturday."

With several local jazz ensembles, including the Sean Dobbins Trio, the Janelle Reichman Quintet, Jon Taylor's Beam Songs, and the Trunino Lowe Quartet. The first 2 hours feature the Community High Jazz Ensemble. 3-9:30 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Jennifer Westwood & the Handsome Devils photo by Mark Bialek

Self-styled "hill country outlaw swamp music" by this Detroit band led by Westwood, a versatile Detroit Music Award- winning singer-songwriter who formerly fronted the retro outlaw honky-tonk band Waycross Georgia Farmboys. The band's influences range from R.L. Burnside and the Drive-By Truckers to Loretta Lynn and Lucinda Williams. [venue info]

Mash: Mike Vial

Local pop-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Mary Ann Kirt

Pop-folk and indie rock originals by this local singer-guitarist. [venue info]

 
 


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