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Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 30, 2018

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 9 a.m. 

"Big Foot, Small Print Trail Run": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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4-mile trail run (or walk) along a scenic course. Also, a 1-mile kids fun run. Proceeds benefit the Leslie Science & Nature Center.
9 a.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.), Independence Lake County Park (meet at the Blue Heron Bay parking lot), 3200 Jennings, Dexter. $35 (kids, $10) in advance by Sept. 16 at; $40 (kids, $15) after Sept. 16. $6 vehicle entry fee. 449-4437. [map]

 9:30 a.m. 

"Longest/Hardest Day of Golf": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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A 2-person scramble (both players hit the best ball on every shot), with the pins placed in the most difficult locations. Open to all golfers; no handicaps.
9:30 a.m., Leslie Park Golf Course, 2120 Traver Rd. $80 per team (tentative). Preregistration required. 794-6245. [map]

 10 a.m.  Free! 

"Budding Naturalists: Hike and Play": Legacy Land Conservancy.

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Join Legacy Land Steward Allene Smith for a guided children's hike (ages 3-7) on the trails in Lillie Park and Legacy's Lloyd and Mabel Johnson Nature Preserve. Kids will hike through woodland and around a buttonbush swamp on the Harlie Smith boardwalk. The hike will start and end at the Lillie Park South Playground. Hike is not stroller friendly. For more information or to register, email or call 734-302-5263.
Lillie Park South and the Lloyd and Mabel Johnson Nature Preserve, 4365 Platt Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. 734-302-5263. [map]

 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free! 

"What's in Your Attic?": U-M Clements Library.

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All invited to bring journals, photos, books, and maps to show and discuss with other collectors. Clements curators are on hand to answer questions. No appraisals available.
Clements Library, 909 South University. Free. 764-5864. [map]

 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Free College Day": Washtenaw Community College.

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Twice a year, Washtenaw Community College opens our doors for Free College Day. This popular event is a chance for us to share the exciting educational and life changing opportunities our students get to experience every day with our community.The link to register is
In the fall, WCC hosts a campus-wide celebration that includes Free College Day classes, Cars & Bikes on Campus, Party in the Park, a scavenger hunt, Health & Wellness Center open house, and more!
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 East Huron River Drive. Free. 734 249 5770. [map]

 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Cars & Bikes on Campus": Washtenaw Community College.

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Get your motor running for Washtenaw Community College's 12th Annual Cars and Bikes on Campus! Featuring cool cars, amazing motorcycles and revved up competition, this show is sure to thrill enthusiasts of all ages. Do you have a car or motorcycle you want to show off? Pre-register to save time and money. All payments made at the gate. Special gift for the first 200 registered.
Preregistration is only $5
Registration deadline: September 20, 2017
Pre-register or register the day of the show to be eligible for the shootout. The motorcycle Dyno shootout runs from 10:00am until the end of the show, but to be considered for a shootout trophy your run must be completed by 12:30pm. Registration the day of the show: $10
All proceeds go to the WCC Vocational Technologies Scholarship fund
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 East Huron River Drive. Free. (734) 677-5295. [map]

 11 a.m.-8 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). [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

Children's Storytime: Barnes & Noble.

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Every Sat. Storytelling programs and occasional craft activities for kids age 3 & up.
11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3235 Washtenaw. Free. 973-1618. [map]

 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 8-Oct. 28, and every Wed.-Fri. beginning Sept. 28. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Wagon rides, a petting farm, a corn maze, and much more. New this year: a Corn Queen Combine playground. Weekends only: a Noah's Ark inflatable, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, paintball, and other activities available Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge. Cider and donuts available. No pets.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wed.-Fri.), Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. Weekend admission: $17.99 (babies under 2, free). Weekday admission: $13.99 (babies, free). 390-9211. [map]

 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

Open Community Bicycle Repair: Common Cycle.

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

 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Sunday Artisan Market.

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

 11 a.m. 

Wiard's Orchards & Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Fun for the entire family! Wiard's Country Fair offers: U Pick Apples and Pumpkins, Fresh Cider and Donuts , Corn Maze, Mini Golf, Pony Rides, Wagon Rides through Valley View Western Town, Fire Engine Rides, Valley View Mountain Slides, Animal Petting Farm, Paintball, Inflatables, Country Store and More!
Wiard's Orchards, Inc., 5565 Merritt Rd. Varies check website. 734-482-7744. [map]

 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

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

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

 11:30 a.m. 

Open Arts: Washtenaw Community College.

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Join WCC faculty, students, and alumni for....
OPEN ARTS - A Celebration of the Arts at Washtenaw Community College!
11:30 am - 3:00 pm Gallery Show featuring visual arts, photography, ceramics, and digital video
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm Live Performance featuring music, dance, poetry, and theatre
Artist Reception - immediately following Live Performance
This event is appropriate for all ages. Free Event
"Open Arts" is a part of WCC's Free College Day
Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron Dr. Towsley Auditorium. $5 Suggested Donation. 734-973-3387. [map]


Draw Doubles: Local 101 Disc Golf Club.

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

 Noon-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 996-0100.

 Noon  Free! 

"Manhattan Short Film Festival": Saline District Library.

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Sept. 30 & Oct. 3. Screening of the 2018 finalists from arguably the largest short film festival in the world.
Noon (Sept. 30) & 6:30 p.m. (Oct. 3), Emagine Saline, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Free, but tickets required (available at the SDL reference desk, 555 N. Maple). 429-5450. [map]

 Noon-3 p.m. 

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

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

 12:30-4 p.m.  Free! 

Family Day and Potluck: Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center.

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Bring the kids and a vegetarian dish to pass for some food and fun as we hang prayer flags, decorate stones, and tell stories.
Help us send our 40th anniversary month out in style!
Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center, 614 Miner St. Free. 734-678-7549. [map]

 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Classic Films from India: Satyajit Ray Retrospective": Rasa Festival.

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Documentary filmmaker Aniruddho Sanyal shows and discusses excerpts of films by world-renowned Indian director Ray, including Charulata, a 1964 drama, set in the late 19th century, about an intelligent and bored upper-class wife. Also, screenings of Ray's documentary about the poet Rabindranath Tagore and a documentary about Ray.
12:30-5:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Multipurpose Rm. Free. 223-5615, 327-4200.

 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Teen Writing Workshop": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

 12:55 p.m. 

"My Neighbor Totoro": Fathom Events.

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(Hayao Miyazaki, 1988). Dubbed (Sept. 30 & Oct. 3) & subtitled (Oct. 1) screenings of this classic Studio Ghibli anime tale about two girls who move to the Japanese countryside and befriend strange and delightful nature spirits.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine Saline (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).

 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]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Parker Mill Tours: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Sharon Mills Open House: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Sept. 23 & 30. Docent-led tours of this park on the River Raisin with an operational hydroelectric generator, a multicolored stone house, a wooden mill, and a disused winery.
1-4 p.m., Sharon Mills Park, 5701 Sharon Hollow Rd., Manchester. Free. 971-6337. [map]

 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Tour: Kempf House Museum.

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Guided tours of this restored 19th-century Greek Revival home, named for the family of German American musicians who occupied it circa 1900.
1-4 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations accepted. 994-4898. [map]

 1 p.m. 

U-M Volleyball.

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Aug. 30: Oakland.11 a.m.

Aug. 30: Northern Arizona. 7 p.m.

Aug. 31: Tennessee Tech. 2 p.m.

Various times., Cliff Keen Varsity Arena, S. State at Hoover. $6 & $8 (groups of 10 or more, $3 each). 764-0247.

 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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

 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]

 1-3 p.m.  Free! 

"Preserving the Harvest": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Local food blogger Cynthia Hodges presents a lecture-demo on how to can and preserve the bounty of your vegetable garden.
1-3 p.m., AADL Secret Lab (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"The Global 1918 Influenza Pandemic": Ypsilanti District Library.

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More Americans were killed by the global 1918 Influenza (Spanish Flu) Pandemic than in the Great War. This virus had tragic implications on our ancestors' communities and in their own families. Join professional genealogist Katherine Willson to learn of the specific sources to consult for a greater understanding of the direct and indirect effects this health crisis had on our ancestors. Sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 7344824110. [map]

 2-6 p.m. 

3rd Annual Oakwood Cemetery Tour: Saline Rotary Club.

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Club members dressed in period costumes lead hour-long tours of the cemetery, highlighting stories of those who lived in Saline in the 1800s. Rain date: Oct. 7.
2-6 p.m., Oakwood Cemetery, 140 Monroe St., Saline. Tickets $12 in advance at; $18 at the gate. Kids age 12 & under, free. 787-1428. [map]

 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

8th Annual Chuseok Dae Party: U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies.

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Traditional Korean autumnal festival featuring Korean food, performances, crafts, and games for all ages.
2-4 p.m., Weiser Hall ground floor, 500 Church. Free. 764-1825. [map]

 2 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 and at the door. $15 student rush tickets (if available) an hour before showtime. 268-6200. [map]

 2 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, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 971-2228. [map]

 2 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 and by phone, and (if available) at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors, teachers, military personnel, and groups. 433-7673. [map]

 2-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Dreamcatchers Craft Workshop": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Grade 6-adult invited to learn how to make a dreamcatcher. Bring a small object to weave into yours, if you like.
2-4 p.m., AADL Pittsfield. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 2 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]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Paul Rand: The Designer's Task": UMMA.

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Docent-led tour of the current exhibit of posters, book covers, and packaging designs by this 20th-century designer with a minimalist aesthetic.
2-3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 2-3 p.m. 

"Sensing Animals": Waterloo Natural History Association.

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Science Alive (Grand Rapids) members show some live animals and discuss the ways their senses are adapted to their environments.
2-3 p.m., Eddy Discovery Center lower parking lot, 17030 Bush Rd.,Chelsea. $2 (families, $5). Space limited; preregistration required. $11 annual vehicle entrance fee. 475-3170. [map]

 2 p.m.  Free! 

"The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place": The Arcadia Mixture Sherlock Holmes Club.

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All invited to discuss Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes story in which Holmes and Watson must discover the reason for the suspicious happenings at a racing stable right before the Derby. Also, a quiz.
2 p.m., Classic Cup Café, 4389 Jackson. Free (buy your own food). [map]

 2 p.m. 

"The Totalitarians": Theatre Nova.

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

 3, 6:15, & 9 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)., 668-TIME.

 3-5 p.m.  Free! 

African American Living Oral History Project Reception: Ann Arbor District Library.

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All invited to meet recent interviewees of the African American Cultural & Historical Museum's Living Oral History Project, including Gwendolyn Calvert Baker, Premail Freeman, Larry Hunter, Essie Helton, and Joetta Mial. The project records the experiences of black residents in the Ann Arbor area throughout the 20th century. Also, viewing of a highlight reel from the interviews. Light refreshments.
3-5 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 3 p.m.  Free! 

Faculty & Student Baroque Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Violinist Stephen Shipps, celebrated countertenor David Daniels, soprano Carmen Pelton, harpsichordist Joe Gascho--all U-M music professors--are joined by U-M music students in a performance of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and other works.
3 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 3 p.m. (canceled) 

"Star Trek Mad-Lib Puppet Show": Dreamland Theater.

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Note: This production has been postponed to an October date TBA. The Dreamland Puppet Troupe performs a show based on the original Star Trek series. The mad-lib script is filled in just before showtime with words gathered from audience suggestions.
3 p.m., Dreamland, 26 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. $10 or pay what you can. 657-2337. [map]

 3 p.m.  Free! 

"The Limitations of Labels: Beyond Borders and Categories": UMMA.

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Curator Laura De Becker discusses how conceptual and geographic borders continue to inform and limit the way we collect, research, and display African art.
3 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]

 3:15, 6, & 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)., 668-TIME.

 3:30, 6:30, & 9:30 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)., 668-TIME.

 3:30 & 9:15 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 3:45 & 6:15 p.m. 

"Pick of the Litter": Michigan Theater.

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(Dana Nachman, 2018). Documentary following a litter of puppies as they are trained to become guide dogs for the blind.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME. [map]

 3:45 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)., 668-TIME.

 4 & 9:30 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)., 668-TIME. [map]

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Tonight We Swing": Pioneer High School.

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Jazz bands from Pioneer, Community, and Huron high schools and the MSU Bebop Spartans ensemble are joined tonight by Chilean tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana.
4 p.m., PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium. Free. 994-2120. [map]

 4-8 p.m.  Free! 

3rd Annual A2 Jazz Fest.

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Sept. 28-30 (different locations). A 3-day showcase of some of the city's top jazz ensembles, including both veteran and up-and-coming stars. See the LIVE schedule in Nightspots (click on the link in the lefthand column or scroll to the bottom of each calendar day in the online calendar) for shows the 1st two nights. Today: The Detroit Balance duo of pianist Michael Malis and saxophonist Marcus Elliot performs subtle works that straddle the threshold of composed and improvised music. The Rick Roe Trio is led by pianist Roe, whose repertoire includes Disney songs, Star Wars themes, TV themes, classical pieces, and Thelonious Monk classics, along with wildly inventive originals. The Marion Hayden Quartet is led by upright bassist Hayden.
4-8 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. [map]

 4 & 8 p.m.  Free! 

58th U-M Organ Conference.

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Sept. 29-Oct. 2. This annual organ festival continues today with a Hymn Festival (4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw) features works by women poets and composers. Followed at 8 p.m. by a Faculty Concert (Hill Auditorium) with U-M professors--harpist Joan Holland, organists James Kibbie and Kola Owolabi, and soprano Susan Clark Joul--performing the premiere of U-M alum Catherine McMichael's The Apostle and works by Rachel Laurin and Pamela Decker.
4 & 8 p.m., different locations. Free. 615-3204.

 4-8 p.m.  Free! 

A2 JAZZ FEST (Day 3): Piano Jazz Sunday.

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4-5PM Balance featuring Michael Malis and Marcus Elliot
5:30-6:30PM Roe Bickley Kramer Trio
7-8PM Marion Hayden Ensemble
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 North 4th Ave. Free. [map]

 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Beer & Board Games: Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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

 4 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Chamber Players: U-M School of Music.

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This ad hoc ensemble of U-M music professors performs works TBA.
4 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 4 p.m. 

"Milvotchkee, Visconsin": Kickshaw Theatre.

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

 5-8 p.m. 

"Chefs in the Garden": Growing Hope.

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

 5 p.m. 

Chefs in the Garden Dinner Series: Growing Hope Fundraiser.

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Dinner prepared by Prime and Proper (Detroit) chef Sean Marshall. Dessert, beer, wine, and cocktails.
5-8 p.m., Growing Hope, 922 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. Tickets $75 in advance at 786-8401. [map]

 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Autumn Photography Hike": Wandering Washtenaw.

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Capture the magic of changing seasons! Autumn is one of our favorite times of year. Join Wandering Washtenaw while connecting with nature on a guided photography hike at LeFurge Woods Nature Preserve! Sunday, September 30th, we'll lead you on a hike through this sensational preserve while showing you how to use natural lighting to make your fall photos unforgettable. You can use your phone camera or more advanced equipment. Everything works when you are surrounded by a beautiful environment! We will be meeting at 5:30 PM for apple cider and light refreshments and heading out on our walk at 6 PM. All ages and experience levels welcome. Dogs on a leash are also welcome.
Le Furge Woods Nature Preserve, 2384 N Prospect Rd, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198, Ypsilanti. Free. Donation. [map]

 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Meadow Mindfulness Hike": Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission.

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Mindful City Ann Arbor cofounder Julie Woodward leads a walking meditation hike to introduce the healing benefits of Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese practice of "forest bathing." Followed by a tea ceremony.
5:30-7:30 p.m., County Farm Park, meet at the Medford Rd. pavilion. Free. 971-6337.

 6 p.m. 

"Steak and Salmon in the Sukkah": Beth Israel Congregation.

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Ribeye steak, maple-glazed salmon, roasted root vegetables, mashed potatoes, dessert, and fruit in the sukkah, a temporary hut constructed for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Indoors if raining.
6 p.m., Beth Israel Congregation, 2000 Washtenaw. $25 in advance by Sept. 26 at 665-9897. [map]

 6:30 & 9 p.m. 

"The Wife": Michigan Theater.

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

 6:45 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)., 668-TIME.

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Great Lakes Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in America Michaelmas Festival.

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All invited for a group reading of a Rudolf Steiner's last public lecture, given on Michaelmas Eve 1924, followed by veteran eurythmist Claudia Fontana leading participants through eurythmy, a style of interpretive dance created by Steiner. Followed by cider & donuts.
7 p.m., Rudolf Steiner House, 1923 Geddes. Free; donations welcome. Wheelchair accessible. 678-5497, (517) 927-3696. [map]

 7 p.m. 

"Julie": University Musical Society.

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Live broadcast of the London National Theatre's loose adaptation of August Strindberg's Miss Julie, which transports the original 19th-century story of a fatal love affair between mistress and servant to a contemporary London townhouse, where a tycoon's daughter has an affair with the family's black immigrant chauffeur. Stars Vanessa Kirby (who played Princess Margaret in Netflix's The Crown) and Eric Kofi Abrefa.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $22 (MTF members, $18) in advance at, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]

 7:30 p.m. 

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

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

 8-10 p.m. 

Ballroom Dance Club at the U-M.

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Every Sun., except July 7. Ballroom dancing to recorded music, including fox-trots, waltzes, cha-chas, rumbas, tangos, swing, and more. No partner necessary.
8-10 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm., 1236 Washtenaw. $5. 763-6984. [map]

 9:45 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)., 668-TIME.


Nightspots Listings:


Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends

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

Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra

Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. 6-8 p.m. [venue info]

Blind Pig: "Wizard Fest: A Harry Potter Party."

Dance party with DJs. Harry Potter costume contest, with cash prizes & goodie bags. $15 ($20 at the door). 8 p.m.-midnight. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience

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

Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session

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

Habitat Lounge: EventJazz

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

Old Town: Hoodang

Wry, pungent alt-country by this local ensemble led by singer- songwriter and guitarist David Rossiter that describes its influences as "English murder ballads, hardcore American country music, and careful-you'll-cut-yourself electric blues." With guitarist Dave Keeney, bassist Ralph McKee, and percussionist John Crawford, often along with guest vocalist Sophia Hanifi. The band recently released the superb CD Blissfield. [venue info]

Ravens Club: Heather Black Project Heather Black Project

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

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

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


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