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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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 9 a.m.-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Cancer Care Day": Van Buren's Salon.

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We welcome with open hearts and open arms any patient diagnosed with cancer who is currently under treatment. Two free services are offered by appointment on designated days. Approval by your treating physician is needed. Please see important details on our web site under the Cancer Care Day tab, or phone for details.
Van Buren's Salon, 4377 Jackson Road. Free. 734-747-6670. [map]

 9 a.m.  Free! 

"Superior Salem Dirt Road": Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

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Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads. Call if it's raining or the temperatures are below 50.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, 10101 Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 663-5060. [map]

 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

"Interactive Exhibition - Public Works: Toby Millman, multidisciplinary artist": U-M Residential College.

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Toby Millman is a multidisciplinary artist living in Hamtramck, working with printmaking, photography, collage, narrative and book arts. She earned her BA from Hampshire College and her MFA from Stamps School of Art and Design and is currently teaching printmaking and drawing at the Residential College. The prints works in this exhibition are based on extracted imagery from photographs taken around various locales within the past few years, using inanimate forms to allude to issues of safety, comfort and population control. These images include objects designed to modify the ways we navigate or control our environment and include barriers, traffic cones, highway signage all in states of disrepair, disuse, or dysfunction.
You can access the gallery from the door located near the northwest corner of East Quadrangle on East University. That door is open to patrons, students and faculty during the gallery open hours.
RC Art Gallery in East Quadrangle, 701 E. University Ave. Free. [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]

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

Preschool Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library.

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

Mon. 11-11:30 a.m. except Oct. 8. 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 (except Oct. 8), see listing. Free. 327-4200.

 10:30-11:15 a.m.  Free! 

"Babytime": Chelsea District Library.

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

 11 a.m.-noon  Free! 

"Playgroups for Babies": Ann Arbor District Library.

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

Mon. 10:30-11:30 a.m. except Oct. 8. 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. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Traverwood.
Every Mon.-Fri. (except Oct. 8), various locations (see listings for details). Free. 327-4200.

 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

"'I took myself for a walk for a while:' Children Making Meaning Through Story - OLLI Study Group": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M (50+).

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Fairy tales, fables, picture books and stories about real life: adults use all kinds of narrative to teach children important lessons. But what is it the children hear when they listen to all those words? In this interactive workshop we will make our way through an alphabet of stories told by children. As we explore the meaning-making they do through story, we will strengthen our own creative and critical thinking skills.
For 20 years, Instructor Resa Matlock has been collecting, connecting and nurturing children's stories, using the work of Vivian Paley, kindergarten teacher and MacArthur "genius," as a guide. This study group will meet Wednesdays, 11-1, from October 3 - November 21.
Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Street. $40. 734-998-9351. [map]

 11 a.m.  Free! 

"Farm to Table Wednesdays": Gratzi Restaurant.

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Oct. 3, 17, & 24. All invited to accompany Gratzi head chef Dan Gawura to the Farmers Market to get ingredients for the restaurant's special that night. Followed at 6 p.m. at the restaurant by a chance to see Gawura prepare the dish. Small appetizers.
11 a.m., meet at the Sweetwaters entrance to Kerrytown. Free. 663-6387. [map]

 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Kempf House Museum Noon Lecture.

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Oct. 3: Local genealogist Laura Hedgecock, author of Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life, discusses "How to Start Sharing the Stories of Your Life." Oct. 10: Cobblestone Farm board president George Taylor discusses "The History of Cobblestone Farm." Oct. 17: Ann Arbor-based freelance historian Stewart Gordon discusses his new book, There and Back: Twelve of the Great Routes of Human History. Oct. 24: Music buff Stuart Johnson, a member of the Michigan Jazz Record Collectors, talks about "Girl Singers of the Big Band Era." Oct. 31: Local food advocate Tina Stephens discusses "Slow Food Huron Valley and Ark of Taste," 2 local organizations preserving food heritage.
Noon-1 p.m., Kempf House, 312 S. Division. Free; donations accepted. 994-4898. [map]

 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

"China's Pompeii: Julu, a Northern Song Ceramic Legacy": U-M Confucius Institute.

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Ann Arbor Dinnerware Museum founder and Asian art expert Margaret Carney discusses the ceramics discovered in 1918 at the site of a 12th-century flood in China's Heibei Province.
Noon-1 p.m., Michigan League Koessler Rm. Free. 764-8888. [map]

 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

"½ Day Pizza Cafe": Saline District Library.

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Teens invited to celebrate early-release day with pizza and games.
12:30 p.m., SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free; preregistration required. 429-5450. [map]

 3, 6, & 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 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]

 3:15, 6:15, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Crazy Rich Asians": State Theatre.

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

 3:45 & 6:45 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.

 4 p.m.  Free! 

"12th Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy: The Effects of the Opioid Crisis on Children and Families": Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center at the University of Michigan.

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Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy sponsored by the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center. This year, CHEAR welcomes Linda Smith, the Director of the Early Childhood Development Initiative at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Ms. Smith will speak on the topic of the Effects of the Opioid Crisis on Children and Families.
Introductory remarks will be given by Chad Brummett, MD, the Co-Director of Michigan OPEN and Kelly Orringer, MD, FAAP, the Director of the Division of General Pediatrics.
When: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 4:00-5:30pm
Where: The Kahn Auditorium, Biomedical Science Research Building
(Corner of Zina Pitcher and Ann Streets)
Open reception to follow lecture, 5:30-6:30pm
This lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit
The Kahn Auditorium, Biomedical Science Research Building, 109 Zina Pitcher Pl. Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. 734-615-0616. [map]

 4:10 p.m.  Free! 

"Topological Quantum Matter, Entanglement, and a 'Second Quantum Revolution'": U-M Physics Department Annual Ta-You Wu Lecture.

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Physics Nobel laureate Duncan Haldane discusses new discoveries about exotic states of matter made possible by quantum mechanics.
4:10 p.m., 1800 U-M Chemistry Bldg., 930 North University. Free. 764-4437. [map]

 4:15 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]

 4:30 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]

 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Counterterrorism in 2020: Future Prospects and Challenges": U-M Ford School of Public Policy.

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Panel discussion with former National Security Council counterterrorism senior director Javed Ali, CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen, former Eastern District of Michigan U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade, and International Spy Museum (Washington, D.C.) executive director Christopher Costa. Refreshments.
4:30 p.m., Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State. Free. 764-3490. [map]

 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except Oct. 5, 15, 16, & 24) and Oct. 6 & 13. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows. Rehearsals usually last 1-2 hours.
4:45 p.m. (except Sat. game days, 7 a.m.), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582.

 5 & 7 p.m.  Free! 

Savvy Social Security Planning: Ann Arbor Group - Thrivent Financial.

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Wondering how-and when-to take Social Security? There are hundreds of options to consider. Learn ways to maximize your benefits.
Hosted by Ann Arbor Group - Thrivent Financial
No products will be sold at this event. Dinner will be served.
RSVP for the 5:00pm or 7:00pm session at 734-369-3178 or send an email to
Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Ave. Free. 734-369-3178. [map]

 5:10 p.m.  Free! 

"Penny Stamps Speaker Series": U-M School of Art & Design.

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Oct. 3, 4, 11, 18, & 25. Visiting artists discuss their work.

Oct. 3: L.A. photographer Catherine Opie's work explores the relationship between mainstream and marginalized societies.

Oct. 4: San Francisco graphic artist Emory Douglas, who was the Black Panther Party minister of culture from 1967 into the 1980s, continues to make work on such topics as crime and the prison-industrial complex.

Oct. 11: Documentary producer Tom Hugh-Jones discusses his work on the BBC's popular Planet Earth series and its companion show, Blue Planet.

Oct. 18: Sacramento photographer Nigel Poor works with San Quentin prison inmates on photography projects as well as radio stories about life inside prison for her podcast, Ear Hustle.

Oct. 25: Alice Rawsthorn has been hailed by Museum of Modern Art (NY) curator Paola Antonelli as "the best design critic in the world."

5:10 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 668-8463. [map]

 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

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

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

 6-8 p.m. 

"The Science Behind Forest Bathing and the Forest Therapy Movement": A2 Shinrin yoku.

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Forest bathing ( called shinrin-yoku in Japan) is a science based practice of nature connection that has been getting increasingly popular. Come to this two-hour workshop and learn about the science behind the movement, and all the ways that your body is in relationship with nature! The workshop will be led by Cayla Samano, the first certified forest therapy guide in southeast Michigan. Cayla guides forest therapy experiences around the greater Washtenaw area, including at Leslie Science and Nature Center and Heritage Park Nature Center in Farmington Hills.
(Workshop repeats)
Crazy Wisdom Book store and Tea Room, 114 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Donation. $15. 810-358-4046. Register online at the Book Online page [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 play in competitive and casual tournaments of this popular collectible card game using various decks, including modern (Mon., competitive; Fri., 6:30 p.m., casual), Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander (Tues., casual), standard (Wed. 6 p.m., casual), Legacy (Wed. 6:30 p.m., competitive), and Booster Draft (Fri. 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m., competitive) decks. Bring your own cards for casual tournaments. Also, the 2-person card game Netrunner (free) at 6 p.m. on Mondays.
6:30 p.m. (Mon.-Wed. & Fri.), 6 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.), & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (casual), $10 (competitive & booster draft), & free (Tues.). 786-3746. [map]

 6 p.m.  Free! 

Saline Woodcarvers.

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

 6:30 p.m. 

"Intro to Tai Chi Workshop": Imagine Fitness and Yoga.

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Whether you are completely new to Tai Chi, or need to practice the fundamentals, learn about this "moving meditation" to help activate and stretch your muscles in a slow, gentle manner. Tai Chi has proven to reduce stress, improve balance, focus, memory and concentration and increase strength, flexibility and overall well-being. No special clothing or equipment are required. This is a 4 class series, Wednesdays at 6:30-7:30pm. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24. Workshop taught by Diane Evans. $60 for all four classes.
Imagine Fitness and Yoga, 3100 West Liberty Rd. $60. 7346228119. [map]

 6:30 & 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]

 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 p.m.  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]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"How to Find the Secrets Hidden in your Financial Statements": SCORE.

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How can my business make more money? How can I better manage my cash? Why are my expenses so high? In this seminar, we will show you how to use your Profit and Loss statement and your Balance sheet to answer these questions and more.
Experienced business owners and key staff who want to have a better understanding of how to use their financial statements in business decisions.
Identify opportunities and challenges with your balance sheet and income statement
Discuss the proven ways to increase your company's cash flow
Understand and plan the working capital to support your growth
Strengthen the partnership with your lender
Understand relationships of the numbers to manage operations.
Learn terms to communicate with your Accountant
Feel comfortable with numbers.
Salem-South Lyon District Library, 9800 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon. Free. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Book Group Rally: Ypsilanti District Library.

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Calling all book group members! Join us for a night of information, fun, and recommendations for your book groups. Find out how the library can support your reading groups, share ideas with other local groups, and enter for a chance to win books. We'll share our expanded book kit collection and recommendations for lively discussion titles. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and mingle with other book lovers.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 7344824110. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

Hannah Ensor: Literati Bookstore.

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This local poet reads from Love Dream with Television, her debut collection, written in Tucson, Arizona, that "wonders through the ways in which television, film, advertising, sporting events, and celebrity culture weave their ways into our lived experiences," says Ensor. "Tucson and its queers have pushed me to be more in my body, more in conversation with place and spirit and alchemy." Signing.
7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567. [map]

 7-9 p.m. 

Kitty Donohoe & Mustard's Retreat: On the Tracks Singer-Songwriter Showcase.

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Double bill. Donohoe is an Irish-American singer-songwriter from Detroit known for her bell-like soprano-an instrument that has been described as "rich, flexible, soaring, and haunting"-and her grittily realistic, bluesy original songs. In its review of her latest CD Northern Border, Sing Out! calls her "one of the rare singer-songwriters to sensuously weave words and melody into a strong and mesmerizing fabric." Mustard's Retreat, a duo of longtime local favorites Michael Hough and David Tamulevich, performs both traditional songs and original pieces that alternate between Hough's sometimes spellbinding, sometimes humorous narrative ballads, and Tamulevich's poignant lyrical songs. According to songwriter Garnet Rogers, Mustard's Retreat "represents everything that is best about folk music. Their songs have entered the lexicon of anonymous folk songs." Both Hough and Tamulevich are accomplished guitarists, and they also play banjo, mandolin, flute, autoharp, harmonica, and tin whistle.
7-9 p.m., Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson, Chelsea. $15 suggested donation. Info: call Annie Capps at 330-5226. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

What's On Your Ballot?: LWV-Ann Arbor Area, Michigan LWV, area libraries.

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2018 State ballot proposals: Pro and Con
This educational public forum will present information on all of the statewide November ballot proposals. This is a public event and all are welcome.
Wed, 9/26 (7pm) at Chelsea Library (221 S Main St., Chelsea)
Mon, 10/1 (7 pm) at AADL Downtown (343 S 5th Ave, Ann Arbor)
Wed, 10/3 (7 pm) at AADL Westgate (2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor)
Tues,10/9(6 pm) at Howell Carnegie Library(314 W Grand River, Howell)
Thur 10/11 (7 pm) at Ypsi Dist Library (5577 Whittaker Rd, Ypsi)
Mon 10/15 (6 pm) at Riverside Arts Center, Ypsi (76 N Huron, Ypsi)
Area libraries, 343 S 5th Ave. Free. [map]

 7 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 and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).

 7-8:30 p.m. 

"Detroit Tiny Homes: A Chance to Own": OLLI after 5 (U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute).

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Cass Community Social Services director Faith Fowler discusses the effort to provide affordable housing to impoverished people in Detroit.
7-8:30 p.m., Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall St. $10. 998-9351. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Gardens of Peru": Ann Arbor Garden Club.

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Local master gardener Bonnie Ion and her husband Patrick give a presentation on their recent trip, with emphasis on native plants.
7 p.m., U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens Rm. 125, 1800 N. Dixboro. Free; metered parking. 761-8281.

 7 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).

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Noce i Dnie (Nights and Days)": Michigan Theater.

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(Jerzy Antczak, 1975). Epic family drama described as "Poland's Gone With the Wind." Polish, subtitles.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free., 668-TIME. [map]

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Perfect Pies & Tarts": Ann Arbor District Library.

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People's Food Co-op head baker Keegan Rodgers talks about the difference between pies and tarts, their different fillings and crusts, and how to make pie dough. Recipes. For grade 6-adult.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-floor meeting rm. Free. 327-4200. [map]

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Sarod Lecture and Demonstration": Rasa Festival.

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Local musician Diptavo Dutta gives a lecture-demo on this Indian stringed instrument, used mainly in Hindustani music, that has a deep, weighty sound. Q&A. The Rasa Festival also includes events Oct. 5-7 (see listings).
7 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 223-5615.

 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The Road to Ann Arbor": Nicola's Books.

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ESPN football reporter Tom VanHaaren discusses his new book about how the U-M recruited star players such as Desmond Howard and Tom Brady. Signing.
7 p.m., Nicola's, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.

 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"What's on Your Ballot? 2018 State Ballot Proposals: Pro & Con": League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area.

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Oct. 1 & 3. A representative from the local chapter of the League of Women Voters presents impartial information about all of the statewide ballot proposals on the November ballot.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. (Oct. 1), AADL Westgate (Oct. 3). Free. 327-4200. [map]

 7:15 p.m. 

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

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

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

History of Books & Printing Reading Group: Motte & Bailey, Booksellers.

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All invited to join a discussion of W. Thomas Taylor's Texfake: An Account of the Theft and Forgery of Early Texas Printed Documents.
7:30-9 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 669-0451. [map]

 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Visitors Night: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

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All invited to check out the trains whizzing around on the club's big, elaborate layout, housed in a depot restored by the club.
7:30-10 p.m., Michigan Central depot, 3487 Broad, Dexter. Free. 426-5100. [map]

 8 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]

 8 p.m.  Free! 

Concert Band: U-M School of Music.

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Courtney Snyder conducts this ensemble of music majors in Schuman's Chester, Holst's First Suite in E-flat Major, McCune's High Water Rising, Grantham's Baron Cimetière's Mambo, Fukuda's Dream Forest, Tamura's City Girl Sentimentalism, and U-M alum Frank Ticheli's Symphony no. 2.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Matt Anderson: The Ark.

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Widely heralded New Brunswick blues singer-guitarist known for his agile adaptations of rock, soul, and other roots traditions to the blues ethos. Opener: Terra Lightfoot, a young Canadian roots music singer-songwriter whose music draws on blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $20 in advance the Michigan Union Ticket Office ( and, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]

 8 p.m. 

"The Stone Witch": Theatre Nova.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 19-Nov. 11. Nancy Kammer directs the Michigan premiere of NYC-based playwright Shem Bitterman's 2016 drama about a starry-eyed young writer commissioned to coax a new book out of his hero, an aged children's book illustrator who has toiled so long on a deeply personal tale called "The Stone Witch" that he has trouble distinguishing between reality and fantasy. Cast: Dennis Kleinsmith, Ethan Kankula, & Diane Hill.
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]

 9 p.m. 

Open Dancing: Swing Ann Arbor.

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Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're flying around the room. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Note: Oct. 31 is a Halloween dance.
9-11 p.m., Michigan League Vandenberg Rm. (Oct. 3, 10, & 17), location TBA (Oct. 24), & Michigan League Ballroom (Oct. 31). $5 (students, $3; $1 discount for members; free for those who attend the lesson). 945-8428. [map]

 9:45 p.m. 

"White Boy Rick": State Theatre.

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(Yann Demange, 2018). Biopic about Richard Wershe Jr., who at age 14 became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer, before he was abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison at age 17.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7)., 668-TIME.


Nightspots Listings:


Blind Pig: The Patient Zeros

Bluesy folk and rock 'n' roll trio from Denver. Openers: the Detroit postpunk psychedelic pop-rock quintet Honeybabe, the Livonia postgrunge garage rock band Bear Bones, and the Detroit indie rock band Painted Shapes. $5-$8. [venue info]

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Thunderwüde Thunderwüde

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

Detroit St. Filling Station: Detroit Street Hot Club

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

Earle: Jake Reichbart

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Slice

East Lansing pop dance quartet. [venue info]

Old Town: Aston Neighborhood Pleasure Club

Traditional New Orleans and other early jazz styles by this Detroit- area quintet featuring veteran local drummer Pete Siers. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Heart Cruise

Local rock cover band. 7-9 p.m. [venue info]


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